An overwhelming 59% of adult Canadians are reported to suffer with tension headaches or migraines. Although it is possible to function to some degree with tension headaches, why would one want to do such a thing! For those suffering with migraines; in most cases there is no functioning at all. The lights go out, and you sleep it off the best you can. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are fantastic options for headache and migraine sufferers. Whether the headache/migraine is due to stress and tension, stiff and sore muscles in the neck, sinus issues, hormonal imbalances, or whether changes including chinooks; there are treatment options available.
It is not a favorable long term solution to use medications and pain killers for the rest of one’s life. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are excellent tools to overcome these issues and move past them. The idea is to lower the frequency and intensity of the headaches/migraines, and overtime to correct the imbalances which have led to them in the first place.