When a person has a headache, he/she normally would seek out medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. However, there are natural therapies that treat headaches in a safe way with no side effects.
One of these natural safe therapies is acupuncture Orlando, an ancient Chinese therapy long used by headache sufferers and known for its effectiveness in addressing headache pain. Folks suffering from chronic headaches certainly deal with pain every moment of their lives which greatly affects their daily living. Sadly, conventional methods of treatment are not enough to take care of this problem in a satisfactory and effective way. Prescription or over-the-counter painkillers and analgesics merely give transitory relief and constant use of these drugs will soon cause the body to build up resistance to them. Furthermore, the body can experience a type of headache called ‘rebound headache’ that is impervious to these medications. As the potency of the drugs tapers off due to constant use, people who suffer from chronic headaches are forced to seek other more effective natural remedies for their problem. Acupuncture is one very good alternative treatment for chronic headache.
People who have heard about acupuncture usually have thoughts about needles being pricked all over the body and this cause them to hesitate trying it. However, the needles used are very thin and non-hollow. Under the hands of licensed and well-trained acupuncturist the insertion of needles in the body should not elicit any painful sensations or at least may elicit a slight, tingling sensation. Depending on the condition of the patient, the needles are stuck at specific points in the body.
Researches done in Germany have shown that acupuncture therapy is as good if not better than pain medications in treating headaches. The studies involved acupuncture use to remedy both tension headaches and migraines, which are the most common types of headache. Patients who have tried acupuncture compared this treatment to their previous medications and said that the effects of the former surpass the potency of drugs to heal headaches. They added that they have not felt any side effects with acupuncture unlike the significant side effects they experienced from the drugs they took to ease their headache. Although the consensus as to the beneficial claims of acupuncture is not fully established, the claim from thousands of patients who have felt the positive effect of acupuncture in addressing their chronic headache have obviously shown that acupuncture for chronic headache treatment does truly work.
The gateway theory is one theory accepted by medical researchers that states that acupuncture controls pain by retarding the function of the nerves that transmit pain signals to the body. This theory means that acupuncture needles have the ability to control specific body functions that aid in addressing certain types of health conditions.