Stopping painful headaches and migraines in their tracks with proven, effective acupuncture
It’s happening again. By now you know the telltale signs of an oncoming headache or migraine before you get out of bed in the morning. Though it’s normal to experience the occasional mild headache, many people struggle with gnawing pain in the back of their head, temples, forehead, and behind the eyes or the entire head monthly, weekly or daily.
Not only are chronic headaches or migraines physically painful, they can also cause a great deal of mental distress as you try to manage the symptoms while working, caring for loved ones, running errands or even enjoying time with friends and family.
Treatment options for chronic headaches and migraines
Messina Acupuncture combines to following traditional and modern techniques to release the tension and pain associated with headaches and migraines:
Acupuncture is a powerful tool used to relieve muscle spasms and restrictions. These restrictions often compress nerves and reduce circulation to the affected area, causing pain. Acupuncture works to relieve this pain by releasing endorphins (the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals) and affecting the part of the brain that controls the feel-good hormone, serotonin.
Acupressure massage places pinpoint pressure on specific areas of your body, called acupoints. According to traditional Chinese medicine, people have both local and distal acupoints. Local acupoints address the pain directly while distal acupoints address the pain indirectly, meaning through other parts of the body that are neurologically connected. Pressing these points with longstanding pressure can help release muscle tension and promote blood circulation.
- Dry needling
Dry needling is a type of trigger point therapy. During the treatment, a tiny needle is inserted into the skin and muscle at the site of pain. While extremely effective on its own, the addition of electrical stimulation encourages blood flow and provides analgesic effects to help numb the pain, often resulting in more long-term relief.
Daniel Messina knows first hand the life-changing benefits of acupuncture and acupressure. He has dedicated his life to helping others overcome debilitating, disruptive pain. If you or a loved one is considering acupuncture, acupressure, or dry needling to help ease the pain of headaches or migraines, please call our offices at 631-403-0504 and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members. You do not have to live with painful headaches and migraines—and we can help.