Changes in the weather, chronic stress, and food allergies can all be contributors to painful headaches. A Chinese Medicine approach to resolving a headache takes into consideration many specific symptoms to identify what is the exact imbalance that is causing the headache. With a five element approach we can use signs within the voice, color of the skin, and emotional state to identify a tendency toward headaches. An acupuncturist can also look at the tongue and pulse to see imbalances that may cause migraines. Some headaches may be able to be resolved almost immediately after resting for 20 minutes with needles, others may require 8 to 12 weeks of treatment to resolve a pattern that has been ongoing over a long period of time.
Mark is a board certified and licensed acupuncturist