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Chronic migraines can make daily life unbearable and sadly, there are thousands of Canadians suffering from just that every day. Chronic migraines can come in suddenly and seemingly sans reason. They go beyond the ‘worst headache ever’, and are unbearable and all-encompassing. They can turn even the nicest person into a grouch and stop someone in their tracks unexpectedly.

Does acupuncture work for chronic migraines?

Now, there are plenty of medications which may or may not work to treat chronic migraines.  There are of course ibuprofen and acetaminophen as a first-line over-the-counter treatment. From a prescription perspective, antidepressants are sometimes used to treat migraines, anti-seizure medications such as gabapentin are a preventative, and there are countless other oral medications recommended by Canadian doctors. Cambia is a mint powder mixed into water, although it comes very expensive. Recently approved migraine medications, such as Aimovig, are also over $1,000/dose.

The simple answer to what could finally provide you relief for your chronic migraines is acupuncture. As a treatment that has helped hundreds of thousands of migraine sufferers, acupuncture can help to relax the body and reduce the tension or strain felt in the upper back and/or neck which typically causes migraines.

Can acupuncture cure headaches?

An acupuncturist works by placing needles in strategic areas across the body. These needles are small and fine to such an extent that you don’t feel them going in or coming out. Anyone who is afraid of needles, another bonus – you don’t need to see them because they’re all going in in your back. After the needles are placed in, they are left for approximately twenty minutes and then, removed.

Through this simple process, you will notice your migraines begin to go down in frequency. Your first treatment might not yield very much however after your second and third, you should see some difference in your migraines. Acupuncture may also help to relieve your back pain and other symptoms, at the same time. It doesn’t work for everyone necessarily but so is the case with countless medications and other treatments. That said, for anyone struggling with chronic pain or migraines, acupuncture’s out there and it’s worked for a lot of people.

How effective is acupuncture for migraines?

Acupuncture has made life livable for some chronic migraine sufferers. If it’s helped them in so many significant ways, it can likely help you and others. We strongly recommend giving it a try, even if you wouldn’t normally subscribe to trying alternative treatments like this.

Acupuncture has been scientifically verified and proven as something that works for pain, headaches, and other health conditions. Visit today to browse acupuncture needles and accessories, and get started on your journey towards a life with less migraine headaches.

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