What causes headaches and migraines?
Despite of technological development we have at the time, headaches and migraines are still a bit of mystery. However, some factors that certainly influence appearance of headaches and migraines come from the way we live our everyday lives. Oftentimes, our natural reaction to various stimuli around comes in form of headache or more severe condition – migraine. In our busy and stressful lives, there is a lot of pressure that we suppress. This tension tends to manifest itself in a one way or another, and oftentimes it comes out as different types of aches.
Almost everyone in Vietnam will have got headaches and migraines at some point in lives, prompting them to seek professional medical assistance
Most common headache and migraine causes are:
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of rest
- Change in weather and environment
- Sensory stimuli (Noises, smells, lights)
- Foods and food additives
- Low blood pressure
- Excessive tobacco, alcohol or drug consumption
In essence, these headaches are often the reflection of the faulty lifestyle choices we make, so roots of the problem lay deeper than we may think. Considering those, we also understand that this problem is more complex and cannot be treated by conventional means such as painkillers, especially in case of chronic migraines. This type of migraine lasts for at least 3 months, where constant headache is present for around 15 days in a month.
Generally, painkillers suppress the pain and do not fight the cause. In addition, frequent use of painkillers can lead to drug-induced headaches and eventually impairment.
“Do I have migraines or headaches?”
Normal headaches often occur in the entire head area and improve most when resting or just get some fresh air. Migraines in contrast occur only in one half of the head and with a throbbing-pulsating sensation.
The two main characteristics distinguishing the normal headaches are often strong noise and light sensitivity and nausea accompanied by vomiting.
Migraine sufferers cannot lead normal life because the pain acts for them as a paralyzing stress that makes daily activities impossible.
Normal headaches often occur in the entire head area whereas migraines afflict only in one half of the head
Acupuncture treatment for headaches & migraines
In order to find the root cause of headaches and migraines, it takes a trained acupuncturist because failure can reside in almost any organ in your body. The list of disharmonies causing headaches is very vast and complex. Therefore, thorough examination is important part of successful treatment process. Some important aspects of this assessment are specific questions by your doctor in regards to your general health and lifestyle together with diagnosis of your pulse, tongue and other measurements. In order to understand the cause better, it is advised to keep migraine diary, which will draw a pattern of your illness.
When you let go of stress, get proper amount of sleep in combination with regular relaxation and avoidance nicotine, alcohol or drugs, then you are making positive impact on your health thus greatly contributing to recovery from headaches.
Via insertion of needles into specific points on the hands or feet, Maple Vietnam Acupuncture practitioner help get rid of the root cause of headache, eliminating the pain and discomfort
Through the needling of specifically selected points, Maple Vietnam acupuncturist aims to regain the smooth flow of energy and to regain the balance of “Yin” and “Yang”. The closer you are getting to a balance, the less pain and longer pain-free intervals you will encounter. The procedure is practically side effect free.
Feel free to come to Maple Acupuncture Vietnam and have a thorough consultation with our high-qualified acupuncturist about your health condition. We will help you find out the factor making headaches or migraines manifest as well as relieve your pain safely and effectively.