There are several types of headaches and the cause for most of them are unknown.

Headaches, in general, are signally that something isn’t right, and yet we have become so accustomed to them in our culture, we don’t ‘listen’ to what our bodies are telling us. A variety of triggers can cause changes in the blood vessels in our brain and this abnormal brain activity is what is believed to cause the headache.

Triggers can be nearly anything including:

  • Alcohol use
  • Anxiety
  • Bad Posture
  • Changes in diet
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • High Altitudes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Illness
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Loud or annoying noises
  • Medication overuse
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • TMJ or clenching your jaw
  • Weather changes

It is no wonder that over 150 headache types have been diagnosed and over 45 million Americans report they suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Most people are aware of migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches and sinus headaches.

  • Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are considered the most severe and least common type of headache. The intensity of these are so severe, sufferers have been known to pace and even attempt suicide to end the pain which is usually behind the eye.

  • Migraines

Doctors believe migraines may be related to heredity, and that they are mostly mistaken as sinus headaches. Both sinus and migraines can include sinus pressure, watery eyes and nasal congestion, but only migraines include nausea and sensitivity to light and/or sound.

  • Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches are typically related to a sinus infection and is accompanied by nasal discharge. The sinus infection can be treated with antibiotics, nasal rinse or acupuncture. Pain is located in the forehead and cheeks with sinus headaches.

  • Tension Headaches

These are considered the most common type of headache and are sometimes call chronic daily headaches and usually are accompanied by mild to moderate generalized pain.

Can Acupuncture Help My Headache?

Because Best Acupuncture Care uses techniques focused on pain relief and energy flow, both of which help support someone suffering from headaches. Favorable results are being experienced, especially using a variety of local points, such as the base of the thumb and distal points such as ankles.

The National Headache Association has noted that more patients are looking to acupuncture to relieve headaches.

“Gaining scientific support is the theory that, in part, acupuncture works through the release of brain neurotransmitters. Some evidence indicates that acupuncture induces a release of endorphins in the human brain.”

If you are dealing with headaches, and are ready to give acupuncture a try, call Best Acupuncture Care today.

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