We have success treating all kinds of headaches.
A recent systematic review of 22 clinical trials involving 4985 people concluded that there is evidence that regular acupuncture treatments reduce the frequency of headache in individuals with migraine, and that the effect may be similar to that observed with preventive medications. The review found that the frequency of headaches is dropped by 50% or more in up to 59% of individuals receiving acupuncture and this effect can persist for more than 6 months after completing a course of treatment.
What to expect
We treat headaches with a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and acupressure and we may recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to support the treatments. Our goal is reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches and to stop them from coming back.
How does it work?
Acupuncture and acupressure stimulate the release of natural painkilling hormones called endorphins, relax tight muscles in the head, neck, face and jaws, regulate blood supply to the brain and interrupt neurological pain loops in the brain stem.
I had trouble sleeping and migraines for years. I have a busy lifestyle that was impossible with my pain and lack of energy due to sleep loss. After acupuncture treatments my migraines are gone. I am sleeping better and I am more able to enjoy my active lifestyle. I only regret I did not try Acupuncture sooner! Thank you…Linda P. Migraines & Sleep Disturbance
After a traumatic brain injury I was left with very bad headaches. I tried many different medications, however my severe headaches did not improve. The medication made me feel terrible and tired. After 2 years of suffering I decided to try acupuncture with Dr. O'Brien. Now I rarely get headaches. I don't take any medications so I don't feel tired, so I am doing a lot more. My life has greatly improved. Thank you!Paige C. Traumatic Brain Injury, Headaches
I started to see Dr. O'Brien at Opus Acupuncture because I had been suffering with migraines for over 6 years. I would have a migraine 5 to 10 times per month and a headache almost everyday. After 1 month of treatment my migraines were gone. I only got one headache the whole month. It's amazing how well it works!! Thank you.Rachael W. Migraines & Headaches