There are many different types of chronic headaches with their own sets of symptoms, but they all have a similar effect: they significantly impact one’s quality of life, as is the case with any chronic pain. Chronic pain doesn’t exist by itself, many other conditions co-exist alongside chronic pain, such as depression. It also has great social and financial implications. In an effort to relieve pain associated with chronic headaches, many people turn to pain medication, which, in some cases, can lead to dependence. Some headaches may be entirely resistant to medication. Moreover, many chronic headaches don’t have a known cause (there isn’t an underlying condition), which can make treatment much more complicated, adding more frustration to this already complex condition. For those who have had little success with traditional medication, alternative treatments such as acupuncture should be considered. Can Acupuncture Treat Chronic Headaches? The large body of research on…

Read More

Acupuncture is a reliable treatment method for a variety of health issues. Over time, it has been integrated into mainstream medicine as health professionals recognize the many benefits it provides. Although it’s commonly known for treating physical pain, acupuncture provides many benefits for treating anxiety and depression. This creates new opportunities for individuals who struggle with these issues. A Growing Need For Acupuncture The growth in popularity of acupuncture is partly a result of patients’ need to find solutions that…

Read More

Acupuncture is a well-known treatment modality in Eastern medicine. Many are still unfamiliar with this practice. There are a number of misconceptions about acupuncture. Knowing how acupuncture works helps you understand the many benefits it can provide for a wide range of health issues. It can provide you with an effective way to alleviate a number of physical symptoms, such as pain and muscle weakness. The following are the essential things you need to know about acupuncture so that you…

Read More

Acupuncture is an ancient form of therapy that is practised within the discipline of Chinese Medicine. It consists of inserting fine needles into the surface of a patient’s skin, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process. Scientists are not precisely certain how it works, but it has proven to successfully treat a number of chronic ailments, including pain. According to Chinese Medicine, acupuncture’s effectiveness is based on the principle of Qi (chee) which is considered to be the life force…

Read More

Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is becoming an increasingly common health concern for many people, especially for those over 45 years of age. Unfortunately, for some, low blood pressure can be a condition that is very challenging to manage and overcome. Thankfully, there is some evidence to suggest that acupuncture might be an effective way to help with low blood pressure. Hypotension A normal, healthy blood pressure will read 90 to 140 mmHg in systolic pressure and 60…

Read More