Migraine

Scalp Acupuncture is the Best Treatment for Migraine

We Have High Success Rate

Migraine is one of my favorite ailments to treat. Why? Because I am exhilarated every time a patient tells me “my pain is gone.” I am very proud of our high success rate (over 95%).

How many treatments are needed?

With our treatment, relief is felt immediately from the first visit. There is usually a 30% to 100% pain reduction. Additional treatments 2 to 3 times a week will continue to bring improvement and reinforce the results. Generally speaking, after 5 to 15 treatments, most patients will become migraine-free for years. If migraine recurs, it usually comes with less intensity, shorter duration and lower frequency.

We do not let patients leave our clinic with the same level of pain as they walk in. I remember an extremely severe case where the patient was paralyzed and numb on one side of her face, tongue and body, while her head was pounding and her stomach vomiting. The patient stayed under our care for hours and was able to go home feeling better. Two other migraine patients were rejected by the Emergency Room doctors after all medications failed. “Go home. There is nothing we can do for you,” they were told. Both were very pleased with their acupuncture results. They know where to go next time a migraine strikes again.

What do we do for migraine? Simply, Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture. No herbs. No drugs.

Scalp acupuncture is more effective than any medication because the increase in sympathetic activity during a migraine inhibits the absorption of medicine in the digestive tract. This is the reason why once a migraine flares up, no medicine works well. At best, they may prevent it but not abort it.

Scalp acupuncture is different. In fact we prefer to treat during a migraine attack. Acupuncture can rapidly and directly regulate our hormones and neurotransmitters, without going through the digestive tract. It balances the sympathetic nervous system and promotes the production of endorphin, our body’s own pain killer. Moreover, there are no adverse side effects.

For those who are afraid of needles, please be assured that our small needles don’t really hurt. What will you choose: an excruciating headache or a little needle prick?

It’s Not Just Your Quality of Life that We Care

 

We know that chronic migraine affects your quality of life, incapacitates you from work, causes depression and may even negatively impact your relationships. It is not only a quality of life issue. Recent researches find out that migraine patients have higher potential health risks.

According to the Oct 28, 2009 report of the British Medical Journal, migraine with aura doubles the risk for stroke. More than one study (see references) found that migraine with aura is also associated with increased risk of heart attacks.

I hope that these findings will motivate migraine sufferers to try an alternative solution that is safe and effective – Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture.

 

References:

1. Migraine and cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis, BMJ 2009;339:b3914

2. JAMA Vol 296 No 3 July 19

3. Neurology 2009;72:1864-1871

4. Feb 10, 2010 online issue of Neurology