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The Best Cure for Headaches

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If you suffer from headaches, you are not alone. Nearly 22% of women and over 10% of men in the U.S. suffer from migraines or other severe headaches. These include migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, and rebound headaches.

If you want to create a life free from headaches and migraines, the best solution is acupuncture. Acupuncture can treat all types of headaches. A study at the National Institute of Health found that “acupuncture could be a valuable non-pharmacological tool in patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches.” In a 2020 review of all the evidence on acupuncture for migraines, the study concluded “Many studies suggest that acupuncture is a safe, helpful and available alternative therapy that may be beneficial to certain migraine patients.”

At the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center in Jacksonville, Drs. Michael Kowalski A.P. and Eve Lucken A.P. have a combined 63 years of experience in treating headaches with acupuncture and holistic medicine. We specialize in Five Element acupuncture, which is particularly effective in handling headaches.

We don’t treat headaches as a symptom. Five Element acupuncture treats the root cause of the headache by understanding the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Five Element diagnosis helps us reveal which of the Five Elements became imbalanced, causing the ongoing headaches. This original Elemental imbalance happens in childhood. It creates a lasting effect on your personality development, emotional balance, and physical health.

A headache is just a symptom from the body that alerts us to the body’s imbalance. When we find the root cause of your headaches, we can understand how your headache is connected to your overall emotional and physical well-being.

Five Element treatment fixes the original root cause Element. This brings the whole person back into balance in body, mind, and spirit. Once the root cause Element balance is restored, the other four Elements also balance. This complete balancing effect removes stress and tension from your body and mind. Less tension in your body and mind helps the headache pattern resolve itself.

Patients who come into our office with an acute headache leave with it notably reduced or completely gone. The vast majority of chronic headache sufferers we see report a marked reduction in both frequency and severity of their headaches after just 10 acupuncture treatments. After the initial course of 10 treatments, patients usually no longer need weekly treatment.

Our acupuncture treatment protocol is so effective because we apply Five Element Acupuncture to rebalance and relax you as a whole and include special acupuncture points for headaches. This specialized approach encourages the body to hold the treatment benefits longer and longer, boosting the effects. We then gradually spread out the treatment frequency as progress is made until patients are on a maintenance schedule – just once every month or two.

We use Five Element acupuncture to treat the underlying cause and search for any headache triggers. What you eat and drink can trigger headaches. Learning your food triggers is a key step in prevention and cure. We consult with you about your diet and can use a food allergy blood test to measure your sensitivity to over 190 common foods. This gives us a complete picture of your food triggers.

Chronic stress is another common trigger for many kinds of headaches. We take time to understand your stressors and how they relate to your headaches. We then counsel you on how best to manage your stress. The combination of Five Element acupuncture treatment and removal of headache triggers is the most effective remedy available out there for migraines and severe headaches.

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic headaches or migraines, call us at 904-296-9545. After the consultation, we can begin this natural treatment to provide you and your loved ones with a better quality of life.

By Michael Kowalski A.P., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Acupuncture Physician @ Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center in Jacksonville, FL

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