Updated: Aug 16, 2019
A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.
For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances, such as tingling on one side of the face or in an arm or leg and difficulty speaking.
Medications can help prevent some migraines and make them less painful. The right medicines, combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes, might help. (Source: Mayo Clinic)
Ping’s meridian massage reduces stress, relaxes body, promotes energy flow freely and relieves headaches.
Acupuncture rebalances hormones, regulates Yin and Yang energy, cleans the body’s traffic jam and alleviates the migraine.
Cupping improves blood circulation, reduce muscle tension and relieves pain.
Taiji, Yoga and meditation are slow motion movements, stretching exercises and relaxation training. They all help deal with stressful situations and prevent migraine episodes.
Chinese herbs: Pian Tou Tong Wan偏头痛丸，Chuan Xiong Cha Diao Wan川芎茶调丸， Tai Ji Tong Tian Ye太极通天液, Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan 血府逐瘀丸 Tong Jing Wan 痛经丸 are Chinese patent medicines for headaches, body aches and pains. You can try one of them to see if it helps migraine.
Supplements: To relieve and prevent migraine, take vitamin B2 100 mg twice a day and magnesium 100mg four times a day. You also can take Migrelief ( containing vitamin B2 and magnesium ) as labeled to help migraine relief.
For more information please call Dr.Lu at 661-513-9265 Ping’s Acupuncture/ Bamboo Acupuncture.