Chinese Medicine suggests that migraine headaches are caused by an imbalance in the body's flow of energy. We use acupuncture to reestablish this equilibrium, thereby treating the cause and the pain of migraine.
Acupuncture is shown to be effective in treating migraine headaches. The exact mechanism of action is not known. One theory suggests that acupuncture releases endorphins, the brain's natural painkillers. Another states acupuncture may stabilize levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in the brain.
Research done in New Zealand has shown that after as few as 12 treatment sessions, patients experience fewer and less-severe migraine attacks.
Acupuncture is often coupled with Chinese herbs, changes in diet and lifestyle, vitamin supplements, and other measures.