Headaches and Migraines Overview According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. About 20% of children and adolescents also experience significant headaches. There are many types of headaches, the most common types are tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches.
Acupuncture for Treating Headaches in New York City Acupuncture works to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins and dynorphins. Many acupuncture points are near nerves and when stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to your brain to release natural chemicals up to 500x more powerful than morphine. These chemicals, along with other neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.
ONE Powerful DIY Acupuncture Point to Alleviate your Headaches There is a miracle acupuncture point called Large Intestine 4, and it is well known as the most popular and effective point for treating headache pain. In Chinese Medicine, it is called the command point of the face, mouth, nose and jaw; so it basically treats any problem above the neck. It is effective for the use of headache pain, jaw pain, toothaches, even allergy symptoms if you have them, such as itchy eyes or a runny nose. Massaging the acupuncture point does not give you as deep as an effect as actually inserting an acupuncture needle into the area, but for times when your acupuncturist is too busy or when you are too busy, it can be a real lifesaver. This acupuncture point is located at the meaty part between your thumb and index finger, and you want to relax your hand and use your other thumb and index finger to massage the area until you feel a slight aching in your hand. Please refer to the featured picture above. You can use this point at anytime you feel a headache or migraine developing and it will make a world of difference.*
What can we do for you? NY Acupuncture and Chiropractic PLLC has 3 locations in Manhattan, NYC (Financial District, Midtown East, Times Square) and 1 in Englewood, New Jersey 07631. Our locations in Manhattan and northern New Jersey are dedicated to helping you reduce your headache pains. Whether you are a commuter from the tri-state area, a New York City resident, or a visitor, we strive to improve your health as efficiently as we can. Give us a call and schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you: 212-293-1722.