Migraines are incredibly painful and even debilitating. They can come on in a sudden rush, and make it near impossible to concentrate on anything. For that reason, managing and preventing the pain associated with migraines is paramount for being able to work and function effectively in daily life.
Many people turn to over-the-counter medications to manage their pain and symptoms, but you may not be able to optimally control or prevent the reoccurring pain this way. Additionally, medications can have other side effects.
Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting tiny needles into key acupoints. It can greatly improve chronic and acute headaches and even be used to help prevent reoccurrence. The reason that acupuncture is so effective is that it helps boost the release of key neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which are helpful in reducing chronic pain. Additionally, those neurotransmitters can prevent episodic migraines.