Many of us suffer from routine headaches or very painful acute headaches. If you’re someone who has been suffering in silence, it’s time to speak up! There are options to reduce the severity, occurrences and symptoms of your headaches.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP MANAGE AND REDUCE HEADACHES
A 2016 review published by the American Headache Society found that acupuncture can be part of a treatment plan for people suffering from migraines, tension type headaches, and other types of chronic headaches.
Another 2016 Cochrane review showed that “adding acupuncture to routine care or treatment of acute headaches reduces the frequency of headaches in the short term (three months).”
Many people simply take OTC meds such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen to combat their headaches. These may be effective in the short term, but they can lead to much worse effects in long term usage. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Long term or heavy use of Ibuprofen and Naproxen can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis. Your headaches are bad enough without having to worry about side effects from the pills you’re taking to alleviate them! The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case. Don’t continue to “deal with” the painful aches, try acupuncture for yourself and get the relief you’ve been needing.
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