How does Acupuncture work for Migraine:
Left hand: 22.06 (Zhong Bai) and 22.07 (Xia Bai)
Right hand: 22-03 Dao Ma – which includes 22.10 (Shou Jie), Shou Jie Er and Shang Gao
Left leg: 66.03 (Huo Zhu) and 66.04 (Huo Ying) – were very tender and could feel 2 nodules there as well
Right leg: 66.09 (Shui Qu)
After needling, I have asked the patient take a deep breath and tell me how she feels now.
Patient feedback: Pain was relieved, she couldn’t feel it anymore inside or around the eyes, the part of the headache around the head was relieved as well. Since the pain recurred around her menstruation cycle, I have added 11.24 (Fu Ke) on the right hand and 11.06 (Huan Chao) on the left hand.
Case Study for Acupuncture and Migraines
There are several migraine cases, conventional medicine is not effective and we get cases that have tried everything and are willing to give Acupuncture a shot.
Developed in China, this procedure involves penetrating particular areas of the body to ease the pain. The concept behind the ayurvedic method is that piercing specific areas helps to balance the energy along the 14 meridians of the body. I have used classic Acupuncture points as developed by Master Tung.
Acupuncture therapy for Treatment of Migraine
Lot of research has been published to prove efficacy of Acupuncture for migraine. Lot of research has been published to prove efficacy of Acupuncture for migraine.Research titled “The role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine” 1 was done in Germany that involved 401 adults from 18-65 who had complained about chronic migraine.
Yang and colleagues found that the 24 acupuncture treatments are more effective than topirmarate. The safety factor is also confirmed to be more for acupuncture group. (safety factor being 11 times more as compared to topirmarate group). One of the most important factors that is given by Wang and Co-authors in the research supports the impact of acupuncture therapy for migraine as compared to other medications. They stated acupuncture was more effective than flunarizine in decreasing the duration of migraine attacks.
One of the reports from the research includes: They formed two categories of over 401 adults of age, ranging from 18-65 years old with complaints of chronic. The first group received 12 acupuncture sessions for a period of three months, while the other got the standard care.
After a year, the results were positive for migraines with the group that got acupuncture treatment.
How does Acupuncture work for Migraine?
The pain transmits from the small nerve fibers over the skin through the spinal cord and spreads to the brain. By inserting needles at right meridian, endorphins levels—the “feel-good chemicals” are increased. Researchers have confirmed that the molecules in the blood, after the therapy shows high levels of beta-endorphin.
Summary and outcome
Acupuncture plays an important role in headache therapy with few side effects. Traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy focuses more on prevention than treatment of illnesses. Acupuncture works on the Yin and Yang theory, where the two opposing forces interact with each other to regulate the flow of “vital energy,” also known as Qi. (/ style=”font-family: HelveticaNeue-roman;”>2)
“Acupuncture Analgesia: I. The Scientific Basis: Anesthesia & Analgesia.”
Molsberger, A. (2019). The role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine.