Acupuncture For Migraine - New Age Fad Or Miracle Cure?
When that severe migraine attack comes on in full force, you’d probably do anything to stop the pain. Painkillers and other pharmaceuticals can work well, but have you ever considered alternative therapies such as massage, meditation or acupuncture?
Could Acupuncture Give You Headache Relief?
If you are worried about the amount of painkilling drugs you are putting into your system, alternative therapies could be the answer. Acupuncture, for example, has been shown to ease, reduce and even cure the worst migraines and is a traditional form of medicine that has a rich and respected history.
Traditional Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years as a means of diagnosing and treating migraine and headaches. It is effective for all forms of head pain including:
- tension headaches
- cluster headaches
- post-traumatic headaches
- disease-related heaches (sinus problems, etc.)
- headaches caused by high blood pressure
- headaches caused by sleep disorders
One of the biggest advantages of using acupuncture is that it does virtually no harm - apart from the placement of the needles into the skin, although these are very fine needles that you will hardly feel at all.
An Effective Holistic Treatment For Headaches Without Drugs
Some Western medicines on the market today can actually cause rebound headaches, but with acupuncture there are no synthetic drugs to worry about and virtually no side effects.
Another big plus of acupuncture is that it can be used as a holistic medicine. So, if you are suffering from back and head pain or you have any other accompanying problems, your acupuncture therapist can treat all of your ailments during the same session in most cases
Why Professional Migraine Diagnosis And Treatment Is Essential
Our migraine specialists not only understand the complexities of migraine and headaches - they also have an in-depth knowledge of the many treatments available. Where painkillers may work best for some people, alternative therapies or Acupuncture ould be the perfect remedy for others. We work closely with our patients to ensure we understand everything about their headaches including when they are most likely to happen, lifestyle factors that can influence the onset of headaches and other underlying causes.
Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the founder of the Miami Headache and Neurological Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas. Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.
Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.