Do you experience migraines? According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 1 billion of the entire population – including children – suffers from migraines. Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent condition in the world. For this reason, migraines are not just a bad headache. They may lead to negative changes in your overall health. Because of that, in this blog we will share 2 natural non-pharmaceutical solutions to stop migraines.*

1. Moxibustion for Migraines

In one PubMed study, participants were randomly divided into two separate groups. One group received pine needle moxa and another received medicated thread moxibustion of Zhuang medicine. Blood work of his-CRP and Mg2+ were taken from both groups. By the way, his-CRP and Mg2 are common bio markers in terms of treating migraines. The group that received the pine needle moxibustion outperformed the second group. The pine needle moxa group had decreased his-CRP and the Mg2 increased (this is a good thing).*

2. Acupuncture Reduces Migraine Attacks

In a long-term study of 115 patients, it was found that 77% had improvements in their migraines.* The changes were seen in reduction of pain and duration, which lasted over 2 years.* In the same study, 55% had decreased migraine frequency and duration, for 10 months after the treatments ended.* Last point, of all the participants in the study, 75% of patients were able to lower their pharmaceutical use by half or more.*

At SOPHIA Natural Health Center, we look for the root cause of all health problems. If you’d like to know how we may be able to help you with your health concerns, please call our office at 203-740-9300 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Chris Maslowski, L.Ac.
Associate Acupuncturist, SOPHIA Natural Health Center

Resources:

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Jun;32(6): 519-22. Clinical research on treatment of migraine
with pine needle moxi.

Baischer W (1995). Acupuncture in migraine. Long term outcome and predicting factors.
Headache 35; 8 472-4


*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.

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