If you’re suffering from headaches, then you’re not alone. According to the New York Times almost three quarters (73%) of the US population suffer from headaches. Western medicine may be practically useless to you if headaches are a part of your everyday life since it has no cure for your condition. If you still aren’t aware that acupuncture can cure headaches, then you need to read this article. Acupuncture will work for you no matter if you’ve suffered from headaches for the past two years or the past two decades. It can break the cycle of pain once and for all.

How Does Acupuncture in Spokane Cure Headaches?

Acupuncture addresses both the headache pain and the underlying cause of the headache. Chinese medicine not only focuses on the symptoms but also tackles the root of the problem, which in the case of headaches is the imbalance that causes the headaches in the first place. You may be partly right if you think that stress is responsible for your headaches. Stress definitely contributes a lot in many cases of headaches, but it is not only the cause. Your body may be suffering from internal imbalances you may not be aware of and stress can be the trigger that sets off the headache. One good analogy of this is a sick tree that gets knocked down during a severe storm. A healthy tree is flexible and strong enough to weather even the most powerful storms. The wind can symbolize stress and it may not be enough to knock out the tree if the tree is healthy. Stress would not be enough to cause a headache if the person has no underlying imbalances within his/her body. Acupuncture makes the person strong and disease-free like a flexible and healthy tree.

How Does Acupuncture Enhance Health?

For most people it is hard to imagine how inserting a tiny needle into specific points in the body leads to an improvement in health. Acupuncture points function in the same way as a light switch. When you turn the switch on a circuit is open, and electricity circulates that turns a light on. Acupuncture points or acupoints are located on the surface of the skin. When they are stimulated by needles, they influence organ function in the body. The Chinese found out that messages are transmitted to certain organs when acupoints are activated. And when you manipulate the needles while they’re inserted in the skin, it can help transmit the type of message needed to produce a desired healing outcome.

But how does an acupuncturist know what organ to treat or what message to send in order to treat a symptom or a disease? In Chinese medicine, any imbalance responsible for a health condition can be resolved using a certain combination of acupoints. When it comes to headaches, there may be 20 various types of imbalances that can trigger several types of headaches. To name just a few, there are headaches with stabbing sharp pain to the temples, persistent but mild headaches, headaches that are dull and achy and felt the back of the head, and severe migraines accompanied by auras and sensitivity to light. Chinese medicine practitioners need to first determine the kind of imbalance that’s causing the headache. They then devise a most appropriate point prescription to rectify the imbalance, and then with skill and precision apply the needles to positively influence the organs to derive the desired results.

Acupuncture treatment for headaches can last for a very long time. A lot of people do not come back for treatment since their headaches have never returned. Others come for tune-in order for their body to maintain the positive changes, adopting them as the new normal. Acupuncture returns the body to balance and it helps maintain that balance for a very long time.