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Seattle Acupuncture – Headaches

Acupuncture is one of the best modalities for people suffering from acute or chronic headaches. Many people suffering from daily or chronic headaches have seen doctors who prescribe medications with nasty side effects. And these medications usually dont work to relieve the body of whatever factors are contributing to the consistent flare ups. However, acupuncture has zero sides effects and is incredibly effective at relieving headache pain.

There are many factors we consider when treating someone who is suffering with headaches. These factors include daily stress and tension (and how it is stored in the body), quality of sleep, emotional trauma, exercise routine and diet. In Chinese medicine, the Liver is the organ who handles all of our stress. If the liver is doing it’s job properly, stress enters the body, the energy moves through the meridians and then it moves out of the body. However, when the liver is dealing with too much stress, it cant move the energy through the body and the person is left with energetic stagnation. This translates into physical tension, anxiety, racing thoughts, depression and low energy. We use acupuncture needles to move the stagnated energy so the body can re-balance itself and therefore, if stress is part of the problem, relieve the headache. With sleep, the body needs a certain amount in order to replenish its energy supply and also to repair the body. If our sleep is disturbed, which usually goes hand in hand with stress, the body doesn’t have the energy it needs to stay balanced and once again we are left with stagnation.

Emotional trauma acts in a very similar way when it is not fully healed. The heaviness of it gets stored in the body and stagnates our natural energy flow while adding tension at the same time. If we over exercise, the body is in a constant state of repair with no time to relax which again leads to stagnated energy and a need for the proper building blocks in order to heal. And finally, our diet plays a surprising roll when it comes to headaches. If we are not giving our body enough nutrients in order for it to perform properly, the brain will call for help by dilating the blood vessels in the head which increases the blood flow leading to added pressure and causing headaches. This would be considered a headache due to a deficiency which we help patients cure through herbal tonics or vitamins.

These are just some examples of how a holistic view point of the body, using acupuncture and Chinese medicine, truly helps treat headaches with no side effects. For more information on how acupuncture can help you, schedule a free 30 minute consultation online or call 206 488 2553.

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Ben is someone who I believe is approaching his patients from his heart because he interacts with me as an equal, not as a person with a certain disease.

I have seen Ben for 4 months now, and acupuncture (with Chinese herbs) has become a regular routine for my health. "


~GW, Everett, Wa

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