A Word About Headaches
by Dr. Randy Martin, OMD, LAc, CCH, QME
The Treatment of Headaches is one of the most common problems I see in my practice! Almost all of us get a headache from time to time. Some of us get chronic Migraine headaches that can last for days and be completely debiliting.
If you or someone you know has a problem with headaches, please do yourself or them a favor and email me for an appointment today. Headaches are one of the easiest things to cure using acupuncture.
Insurance almost always pays for treatment of headaches using acupuncture!!! This includes HMO insurance plans.
The cause of headaches can be muscle tension, PMS, hormone imbalances, blood sugar swings, stress, lack of sleep, worry, anxiety; and sometimes even without knowing the cause, acupuncture will still work quite well in just a few treatments.
If you have headaches, stay away from sugar. It will make them worse! Try and eat a healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, healthy protein, and vegetables. Also drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. Headaches can often be caused by dehydration!
Headaches can also be caused by a low thyroid or imbalances in hormones. The best thing to do is for us to run a complete blood panel. We may also want to run a saliva and urine test to check your neurotransmitter levels. If you have low serotonin and high cortisol, this can cause your headaches.
Also be sure you are exercising at least 20 minutes per day with a brisk walk. Take the stairs instead of elevators; park your car as far from the entrance of buildings as possible and encourage yourself to walk whenever possible. Create time for a healthy lifestyle and relaxation.
Dr. Martin can help you reduce your headaches through acupuncture, nutrition, and diet; and insurance will cover the treatments!