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:
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.
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.
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.
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