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Migraines

Acupuncture for Migraines - Fairfield, CT

Acupuncture for Migraines - Fairfield, CT

Migraine is a condition that is defined by a painful headache and nausea, often accompanied with increased sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting and a pulsating sensation, which is usually only present in one side of the head. Typically, a migraine can last from a few hours to as long as three days, and approximately 75% of sufferers are female. Signs that a migraine is imminent include the Prodrome phase (typically involving mood swings, fatigue and muscle tightness) followed by the Aura phase (visible bright flashes, dizziness and loss of sensation in extremities).

Triggers for a migraine include stress, changes in sleep and eating patterns, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) or tyramine (red wine, certain cheeses, smoked fish and chicken livers, among others) and sensory overloads (such as bright lights, loud noises and certain odors)

Migraines are treated preventively, and a few acupuncture treatments will clear up most migraine patterns, permanently! This is great news but, unfortunately, most people are not aware of it.

We have worked with migraine patients, (classic, cluster, and variations on the theme) for the last 25 years, and our surveys have shown close to 100% improvement on virtually all the patients we have treated. The points chosen are usually on the upper back, neck, ear, abdomen, and the temple area of the head. Leg points are also relevant. Each person is evaluated individually — history and other problems (symptoms) are taken into consideration, so the treatment points will vary. The treatment is painless and gentle.

Patient Testimonials

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