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Needle therapy for a Headache?

  • By Elizabeth432

    Hi all,
    I’m a 24-year-old lady and has been experiencing an extreme cerebral pain. My head is wearing out of agony constantly. I don’t know what to do with it. I ponder whether it is a result of anxiety or depression. My spouse said that needle therapy will help for the headache because of anxiety. So I’m pondering getting an acupuncture treatment from Oakville chiropractic center ( http://www.oakvillechiropractic.com/ ). Is it costly? Does it truly work? Could anybody share your needle therapy experience for a headache?

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi Elizabeth432,

    Thank you for your post. We are happy you have found our community. I am sorry to hear you experience such debilitating head pain. It sounds like you are really trying to find some answers and a successful treatment. Wishing you all the best with it, and I will definitely be thinking of you. I think you will find the following articles helpful. They touch on aspects of what you mentioned in your post. There can a relationship between mental health and chronic migraine, which is discussed in this article – https://migraine.com/migraine-and-mental-health/. You specifically mentioned acupuncture. More information can found here – https://migraine.com/complimentary-and-alternative-therapies/acupuncture/. Additionally, here is a link to an overview of various treatments for Chronic Migraine, which you may be interested in checking out – https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/. Also, there are differing forms of headaches and migraines, which are discussed more in depth here – https://migraine.com/migraine-types/, https://migraine.com/headache-types/. Possibly you can relate to one (or many) of the descriptions. Furthermore, have you visited a medical doctor regarding your head pain? It is always good to meet with a doctor to get the most complete and informative answers regarding the pain you are experiencing. Here are some links to resources for migraine specialists – https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/, https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/. Perhaps you could find one in or near your area? Again, thank you for your post. If you any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We love hearing from you. I hope you have lovely day.

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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  • By lightweaver

    I used acupuncture and it helped but it was not covered by insurance did forefinger not pay,
    There is a spot on your hand between thumb and forefinger. Feel around you will notice the tender spot. It is a trigger point. Do a search and find the points you may want. It helps.

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  • By joanieb

    Hi Elizabeth,

    I’ve had some success with acupuncture for migraine- the best luck I’ve had is when the acupuncturist places the needles on my occipital ridge. It’s not for the faint of heart though- my pain tends to get worse during and immediately after the treatment. It takes a day or so before I start to notice improvement. Prices vary, and while I’m not sure how it works in Canada sometimes in the US insurance will cover it.

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