Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM
Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Midtown, New York, NY
Whether it’s bouts of dizziness or chronic migraines, headaches can be debilitating. At DH Acupuncture in Midtown, New York, patients can find relief under the expert care of Donghwan Lee and his staff. Known for his patient-first approach and unparalleled background in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Donghwan Lee provides services like acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine treatments, and other approaches to help eliminate headaches at their source and leave you feeling energized and pain-free.
Headache and Vertigo Q & A
What causes vertigo and headaches?
Most everyone will experience headaches from time to time, but they can become especially problematic when they’re accompanied by vertigo or dizziness. Some common causes of headaches include:
- Food allergies
- Lack of sleep
- Poor posture
- Emotional trauma
Secondary headaches occur when there is an underlying condition that is causing the headaches. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the goal is to understand the cause of your pain so that treatment can be most effective.
How do you treat headaches with acupuncture?
In traditional acupuncture, needles stimulate blood flow and energy movement within the body’s meridians (energy channels). When treating headaches or vertigo with acupuncture, Donghwan Lee may avoid specific points on your head or neck. Instead, he may focus needles on the lower part of your body or arms.
In acupuncture, headaches are also treated by stimulating points that activate the parasympathetic nervous system (the body’s calming response) and reduce tension in the body. Physical and emotional stress release is an important part of preventing headaches and vertigo.
In addition to acupuncture treatments, Donghwan Lee might also recommend an herbal protocol to help support your nervous system health and lower your stress levels.
What are the benefits?
When you treat headaches and vertigo with acupuncture, it’s not uncommon to experience immediate relief within the first session. Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective tool for managing pain and preventing migraines.
A comprehensive Traditional Chinese Medicine protocol can often resolve symptoms that cannot be treated with over-the-counter headache medicine or pharmaceutical drugs.
As a safe and effective practice, with no side effects, acupuncture is a good option for people that have not had success treating headaches with other methods. It can also complement Western medicine modalities or other holistic approaches.
Acupuncture may also help to improve your sleep patterns and to eliminate emotional stress, which can reduce headache triggers and leave you feeling more balanced and peaceful.
Donghwan Lee’s clinical experience as an expert in integrative medicine makes him the perfect partner for you on your journey to better health. Book an appointment today with the easy online scheduler.