The Raleigh Acupuncture migraine treatment addresses the root cause of headaches to stop their recurrence.
Raleigh Acupuncture Migraine Treatment
Watch this video to learn how acupuncture treats migraines.
How It Works
It is helpful to know a little about how Chinese medicine works to understand how acupuncture breaks the cycle of migraines. The first thing to know is that Chinese medicine focuses on resolving the root cause of health problems.
So when a migraine patient comes for treatment, we first have to figure out what’s causing their headaches. There are about 20 different root causes, what we call imbalances, that can trigger migraines.
To resolve the condition, we must diagnose the underlying problem correctly. We ask a series of questions, look at the tongue, and feel the pulse. Then we use the information gathered from the patient to make a good diagnosis. Finally, armed with a precise diagnosis, we create a treatment plan to address the problem.
A good electrician does the same thing. Let’s say a light is not working. They must find the loose wire or blown circuit responsible for the problem. That’s what Chinese medicine practitioners do with their patients. We identify the underlying imbalance responsible for the problem and fix it.
Fixing The Underlying Problem
Once we create a treatment strategy to address the root imbalance, we use acupuncture and sometimes Chinese herbs to make the fix. This process is what we call the Raleigh Acupuncture migraine treatment. It is custom-designed for each patient, depending on their particular internal imbalances.
We work at the organ level, with the liver, stomach, spleen, heart, and kidneys. That’s because migraines result from imbalances with these organs. So, for example, some migraines result from problems with the stomach. Others involve the liver. Still others the heart.
These are not necessarily your actual stomach, liver, and heart, but your “Chinese” equivalents. Chinese medicine referred to these organs for thousands of years, way before we had modern notions about them.
The Man With Daily Headaches
A patient recently came to us suffering from debilitating daily migraines. They started two years ago and had become everyday occurrences in the past four months. In addition, he was irritable, losing his temper over everything, both at work and at home. This behavior was not like him. Everything bothered him, things that would not have given him trouble in the past. He was exhausted, stressed out, and at his wit’s end.
The first step in the Raleigh Acupuncture migraine treatment was to diagnose the cause of his migraines accurately. As bad as his situation was, he was lucky in the sense that his particular diagnosis, called Liver Fire and Liver Yang Rising, was fairly easy to treat. So we made the proper diagnosis and began treating him.
After the first few sessions, his pain started easing. A few weeks later, the headaches were no longer daily and resolved on their own after two hours. Within a month, he was no longer feeling angry all the time, and the headaches were mild and sporadic.
Acupuncture Relieves Migraines
Chinese medicine is unique because once acupuncture has corrected an imbalance, it tends to stay fixed. It’s as if the body, once regaining health, wants to stay there. And it does in most cases.
That’s why the Raleigh Acupuncture migraine treatment resembles a cure. Of course, that’s not to say that if the patient in this case study runs into a similar set of circumstances, he won’t start getting headaches again. But in all likelihood, this won’t happen.
We use sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles. The treatments are relaxing. Many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
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I saw Dr. Jade to treat my migraine headaches. I was a skeptic about acupuncture. But now, I’m a true believer in the treatment. Dr. Jade worked miracles in relieving my migraines!! She’s worth her weight in gold!! Thank you Dr. Jade!
Raleigh Acupuncture was recommended by a friend after I mentioned my insomnia and dependency on a sleeping pill. My apprehension was short lived because of the results of my visits to Dr. Mark. With acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs I was able to begin sleeping well and continue to do so. Dr. Mark is a good listener and encourages his patients in all health issues as well as the original purpose for treatment. Consequently, my knees are stronger and I’m walking better and with more confidence. I haven’t had the need for a cortisone shot in a year and a half. Occasionally, I would use a cane and it’s now somewhere gathering dust. Also, I had a persistent headache that my primary physician had no solution for, and after two acupuncture treatments it’s a thing of the past. Hot flashes were another issue that was treated successfully. I am so grateful to have found a knowledgeable and caring person to treat my ailments, many of which I thought would only grow worse as I aged. Generally, I feel healthier.
I suffered a serious concussion last year riding my mountain bike. After the accident I was getting severe headaches every day. They were so bad I couldn’t drive. I found Raleigh Acupuncture online. I liked their website and they said they treated post-concussion headaches. They got rid of the headaches and helped me with a number of other post-concussion issues like blurred vision, anxiety and insomnia. They really understood what was going on with me. I’m very grateful.
I’ve gotten migraine headaches for the past thirty years. They started as a teenager and have come once or twice a week since then. Pain medication used to work for the first ten or fifteen years, but since then nothing seemed to help. I mentioned to my doctor that I wanted to try Acupuncture and he recommended Raleigh Acupuncture. That was the best decision I’ve ever made. They not only cured my migraines, but got rid of a chronic neck pain at the same time. They gave me Chinese herbs as well, which I took for the eight weeks that I received acupuncture. They were highly professional, easy to talk to, and very informative. They explained everything they were doing and how it was working. Once the headaches stopped, I didn’t have to continue the herbs. It’s been two years and they have not returned. I go back for maintenance once a month. I’ll happily do that forever, not having to deal with migraines any more. I recommend this practice to anyone suffering from migraines.
My 14 year old daughter started getting migraines when her period started last year. They were aweful. A friend of mine suggested we try acupuncture. She went to Raleigh Acupuncture, so we made an appointment. The doctors there were so kind to my daughter. They made her feel safe and comfortable during the treatments. They cured her migraines in just eight treatments! She does not get them anymore. And her periods are so much easier than before. Thank you Raleigh Acupuncture! We are very grateful to you!