Paul Murphy Acupuncturist

Migraine Treatment

Migraine Treatment and Acupuncture

All migraine suffers know the misery of that painful throbbing headache that can last as long as 72 hours. These headaches can be absolutely debilitating affecting our daily lives with the inability to concentrate and even perform simple tasks. If finding a migraine treatment that works for you has been a challenge, I invite you to read this short article and contact me to discuss your situation.

Approximately 28 million Americans suffer from migraines. Often the main symptom is a throbbing headache usually on one side of the head, but this pain may shift from one side of the head to the other. Western medicine will usually treat migraines with over the counter medicines such as naproxen, ibuprofen, or Motrin or a stronger prescription may be used. When used too often, these medications can cause something called a rebound headache. Certain foods can also cause headaches to be triggered such as chocolate, red wine, cheese, MSG, not eating, poor sleep habits, and strong odors.

The good news is that acupuncture has been found to be highly effective and provides significant benefits for migraine sufferers. Many studies have shown the acupuncture proves to be a useful, cost effective treatment for chronic headaches. In head to head studies, acupuncture showed a more significant improvement in headaches than any pharmacological therapy, and with no side effects. Patients in the pharmacological group reported the following side effects: nausea, diarrhea, gas, burning sensation, weight gain, difficult breathing, stuffiness in the chest, vomiting.

I have noticed that my patients report that after receiving acupuncture both the intensity and frequency of headaches are noticeably less. My patients say that they have a higher quality of life and they use less medication, and miss fewer days of work. As I have been practicing now for 15 years, I will say that I really enjoy treating people who have migraines as the results are much more dramatic than with any other condition I treat. It is my firm and absolute belief that acupuncture treats migraines better than any other form of treatment. Week after week my patients report that they feel better and better. They report going from 3 headaches a month down to two, down to one and much less intense and much shorter. These headaches can be completely eliminated forever.

If you are a migraine sufferer, you can see benefits with just one acupuncture treatment. Generally it takes between 6 and 12 treatments to see substantial improvement. I can’t recall treating a migraine sufferer who has not benefited from acupuncture. Migraines don’t get better left untreated; your body needs some help in reducing their frequency and severity. I ask you to consider acupuncture as an option in your quest for relief from migraine headaches.

Paul M Murphy has been practicing acupuncture for 15 years and is also certified in Oriental medicine. He has helped thousands of people over the years, and relocated his practice to Atlanta Georgia from New York City in 2007.

My Atlanta Acupuncture provides acupuncture and laser therapy services from locations in the Atlanta Georgia area. Please call 770.905.5560 to speak with Paul and schedule a free telephone consultation to discuss your possible migraine treatment or other issue, or to schedule an appointment.

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