If you suffer from headaches, you may want to consider acupuncture treatment. Frequent headaches can sometimes be debilitating and interfere with every aspect of life, such as working or taking care of your home. Here at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center and Motorsports Rehab, we encourage you to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture.

Something that you need to keep in mind about acupuncture treatment for headaches is that it’s performed to try to circulate positive energy flow through your body. There are usually no medications involved in the treatment. Negative energy is often removed during the process so that your mind and body can open and release the pain that is present. The small needles that are used during acupuncture can help stimulate multiple systems in the body, focusing on one area more than others if needed, such as the head and neck.

When you come to our office for acupuncture, your body will be divided into various zones so that the best treatment can be performed. You’ll want to talk to the professional about the frequency of your headaches and some of the activities that seem to trigger your headaches as these details can often be dealt with through acupuncture as well.

The small needles are positioned at various pressure points along your body. The location of the needles and the pressure points that are focused on will depend on your symptoms, such as tension headaches or headaches that result from sinus pressure. The needles are usually inserted close to nerves in your body to deliver the maximum impact. When the needles are in place, they begin to trigger the release of endorphins in your body. Once the endorphins and other hormones are triggered, then your body’s immune system will begin to respond.

The stimulating response is what can calm your nerves and relieve the headaches that you experience. You might need more than one acupuncture treatment for your headaches, but once you begin to see relief, you can often reduce the number of treatments or stop altogether until they are needed in the future.

There is usually a low risk regarding acupuncture treatment. You might feel tired after the procedure, but you shouldn’t feel any kind of actual discomfort as a result of the visit to your doctor. You can discuss more treatment options with our professional if you have severe headaches that tend to linger after the initial visits.

To learn more about acupuncture and how it can help with headaches, set up a time to visit Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!