Migraine Headaches are debilitating for those who suffer from the pain. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 39 million people in the U.S. suffer from Migraine disease. Some Migraine studies predict that up to 12% of adults in the U.S. have Migraines, with 4 million suffering from chronic migraines. Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 billion men, women, and even children suffer from Migraine disease.
Migraines are serious and often incapacitating. Here are some additional statistics from the Migraine Research Foundation:
- Migraine disease is the 6th most disabling illness in the world.
- Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks.
- While most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, more than 4 million people have chronic daily migraine, which is defined as at least 15 migraine days per month.
- More than 90% of migraine sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine.
Here are three benefits to using acupuncture to treat migraines
Evidence also shows that Acupuncture can reduce Migraine frequency and possibly even prevent the onset of Migraines in some people. A 2015 study published by the American Headache Society found that Acupuncture may help prevent Migraine headaches or decrease occurrences and could be more effective than more traditional headache remedies including prescription drugs.
2) Saving Money
It’s also important to note that some Migraine treatments are expensive. Acupuncture treatments just might help you reduce the cost of managing your chronic Migraine pain. Check with your insurance company as some plans do cover Acupuncture treatments.
3) Fewer Side Effects
Most people suffering from Migraine disease deal with it by taking prescription medication. However, studies show Acupuncture may help relieve the pain associated with Migraines. According to a 2016 Cochrane review, approximately half of people regularly seeing an Acupuncturist say they have reduced their reliance on painkillers after they have received Acupuncture treatment. As with many prescription medications, some carry significant side effects. Acupuncture is a wonderful drug-free option to investigate if you suffer from chronic migraine pain.
Talk to me and see what treatment options are available for your chronic Migraine pain. It’s also helpful to keep a log of headache symptoms both before and after treatment. Before treatment notes can help me understand your symptoms and potential triggers so I can tailor a treatment plan that is right for you. Tracking your symptoms in a log during your Acupuncture treatments help you see how impactful the treatments are.
Don’t spend another day with chronic migraine pain. Make an appointment today and get the help you need!
Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet. Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.
Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.
Proper Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, and Homeopathic remedies are the tools Dr. Boxer utilizes to allow the body to heal itself and find its way back to balance. She is dedicated to helping her patients find “Radiant Health and Well-Being.”