A headache is a pain, either acute or dull, anywhere in the head or neck area. Because headache is a blanket term for over 200 conditions that fall into multiple classifications, the symptoms (and treatment) depends on the type of headache. The severity of a headache ranges from a tightness in the neck area to an incapacitating migraine that can last several days.
A “tension headache” is the most common (and usually mildest) type of headache, and can be caused by stress, lack of sleep, bad posture or substance withdrawal, including nicotine and caffeine. As the name suggests, it is caused by increased muscle tension in the head and neck region. Also common to the headache group are those caused by stuffy sinuses. Whether it is a tension headache, or a wicked migraine, acupuncture is quickly helpful. We always look to the underlying causes as well, and thereby help to prevent any future occurrences.
The treatment is gentle, and painless (unless we treat a forehead point site – ouch – but still better than a headache…) Luckily that causes an immediate relief from the pressure there. Next time you have a tension headache, come in and I will show you how true it is.
I Suffered From Migraines For Over 20 Years
“I have suffered with migraines for over 20 years on an everyday basis. After my third visit with Ingri Boe-Wiegaard, my symptoms were improved by 50% already! I am continuing!” — Frances P., Bridgeport, CT
My Migraines Are Much Less Frequent and Severe
“You know that I cannot thank you enough! My migraines are so much less frequent and severe because of your treatments. I really don’t like to take pills and acupuncture provided me with a way to treat my headaches without all of the side effects of medication. Whenever I feel a headache coming on you make yourself available to treat me. I also recently received treatment for an old back injury. I wasn’t sure it would respond, but I haven’t had a problem with it since the treatment! It is nice that you have offices all over so that your patients can always get the treatment they need. Thanks, Ingri!” — J.O., CT