Tell us a little about more about migraines?

A.    A Migraine isn’t just a bad headache  – they are a neurological disease – like epilepsy that can be completely debilitating.
B.    The symptoms can last between 4 and 72 hours- 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during an attack.
C.    In adults, almost three times as many women as men suffer from migraines because of a drop in estrogen levels.

What are some of the other causes migraine sufferers should be careful of?

A.    Foods – Aged cheeses, salty and processed foods
B.    Skipping meals or fasting
C.    Food additives – monosodium glutamate. Artificial sweeteners
D.    Alcohol, especially wine, and caffeinated beverages
E.    Stress
F.    Bright lights and sun glare

What can you do if you get a migraine?

A.    For a mild headache you can take aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve or Excedrin
B.    But medication can only reduce the symptoms – it cannot cure the problem.
C.    Acupressure, squeezing between the thumb and index finger can reduce the symptoms

Can migraines be cured?

A.    Traditional Western medicine hasn’t found a cure – but acupuncture has been used for 3,000 years and can cure 80% of patients with migraines
B.    People who have suffered with migraines for 20-30 years can finally find relief

How many treatments does it usually take?

A.    Most patients only require 3-5 treatments and they can end a lifetime of suffering.
B.    The treatments aren’t painful – the acupuncture needles are only as thick as a human hair
C.    There are no drugs and no side effects

What else can you treat with acupuncture?

Low back pain
Neck pain
Migraine headaches
Allergies – both sinus and food allergies
Shoulder Pain
Elbow Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain
Foot Pain
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Originally posted abc15.com

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