Holistic Headache & Migraine Treatment
When you think about visiting a chiropractor in Concord and Harrisburg, you may immediately think about spinal manipulations that can improve the body's physical functioning or reduce pain in the lower back, neck, shoulders, and other areas. But today's chiropractic care has evolved to include a number of holistic remedies that can be used to further assist in healing and pain alleviation, especially when it comes to headache and migraine treatment.
Acupuncture, dry needling, and cupping are advanced holistic treatments for pain or for deep relaxation of muscles to inhibit the sensation of pain. Continue reading to learn how Love Chiropractic Center in Concord, NC is advancing chiropractic care with cutting-edge solutions.
3 Headache and Migraine Treatments
Acupuncture for Positive Energy
Headaches and migraines can be exacerbated by the negative energy these types of pains bring on. Acupuncture targets specific pressure points or zones within the body to stimulate the nerves in these areas. When the nerves are stimulated with precision needles that are pressed into the skin, hormones such as endorphins are released.
Endorphins are a product of your pituitary glands. And when released, they trigger a specific body response. The result of acupuncture is a reduction in pain, an increased pleasure sensation, and an overall sense of well-being. Your Concord chiropractor can use acupuncture to relieve tension headaches and migraines.
Dry Needling for Headaches
One of the newer solutions to treat headaches is dry needling. This holistic therapy effectively targets trigger points that are responsible for pain and muscle tension. The needles are applied without any numbing agent at the upper shoulders, neck, or at the base of the skull to relieve headache pain and tension. This can reduce the tension in those painful knots that are often the source of headaches.
Cupping Treatment for Migraines
Cupping is a physical therapy that uses plastic suction cups applied to the skin for the purpose of relieving pain or stiff muscles. When these cups are applied to dry skin or skin that has lotion applied, the process can reduce inflammation and pain that is commonly associated with some types of migraine headaches. Your chiropractor will apply multiple cups to the skin with one of the following types of cupping therapies:
- Wet Cupping - uses moist skin and suction to draw blood through tiny incisions, thus increasing blood flow
- Dry Cupping - suction cups are placed on dry skin to increase blood flow and enhance the circulation of the lymph system
- Fire Cupping - uses additional heat in the form of a flame to increase the suction pressure on the skin
Contact Love Chiropractic Center in Concord and Harrisburg, NC to learn more about holistic health treatments for migraines and tension headaches including cupping, acupuncture, and dry needling.