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Acupuncture

Updated on Jul 9, 2021 by Dr. Amr Hosny (Headache Specialist) of Advanced Headache Center

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine used to help alleviate many pain conditions. It can be very effective in the treatment of migraines and headaches. Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system and promoting a feeling of relaxation.

The Acupuncture needle triggers a response from the nervous system. This response from the nervous system leads our brain to release a cascade of natural painkillers. Acupuncture needles signal the brain to direct blood flow to affected areas. With increased blood flow in the head and neck, acupuncture helps relax the muscles there. This direction of blood flow addresses the physical mechanism causing the tension headache pain. In a typical Acupuncture session, sterile, hair-thin needles are inserted into the body by a Certified Acupuncturist for anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Due to the thinness of Acupuncture needles, pain is not often experienced during an Acupuncture session.

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