Monday 16 May 2016

Acupuncture for migraine and headache

The patient

This female patient used to experience monthly one sided migraine attack and regular headaches. She often felt tension in her jaw and could hear clicking noise. A long day of work would normally bring on the neck and shoulder tension. Patient is in her 40s and splits her working days between the office and home.


Weekly acupuncutre treatments with advice on exercise, diet and lifestyle.


Her migraine attack stopped after 2 treatments and no longer has headaches. Her neck and shoulder tension was reduced from 5 to 2 out of 10. Patient now receives maintenance treatments every three weeks or so as she finds the treatment helps relieve symptoms brought on by stress. 


"I starting coming to see Ivy to be treated for regular migraines & jaw issues caused by tension & bad posture.  Immediately I felt that progress was being made, as well as Ivy making me more aware of lifestyle, surroundings, diet changes etc which have also made a significant difference.

The acupuncture, along with heat treatment & cupping has resulted in me having no migraines at all for 6 weeks, as well as other benefits such as better sleeping & feeling more relaxed. The progress has been amazing, & I would recommend acupuncture to anyone now & have in fact recommended it to other family members who have all had similar positive results."

Acupuncture for migraine headaches, image source