Headache and Acupuncture

In the West, a headache is a common heard complaint that can have a big impact in your life. They can be the result of a lifestyle, in which a combination of too little rest (stress) with unhealthy nutrition predominates . In addition to migraine, there are different types of headache, such as tension headache, headache due to painkillers, facial pain, etc.
In acupuncture, a recurring headache is not only seen as a problem of a local energy blockage, but also as a decrease in the functioning of specific organs. When looking deeper, there always seems to be of a functional disorder in one or more organs as an underlying cause. The application of acupuncture during treatment is therefore focused on the overall functioning of the body. As the headache reduces or completely disappears, your overall health has also improved.

Tension Headache

A tension headache feels like a pressing, pinching pain on both sides of your head, or as a tight band around your head. The headache can sometimes worsen through tensions, a wrong posture or too little change of posture, poor sleep, tiredness or looking forward to something.

Headaches as a symptom from taking medication

Using painkillers too often can lead to a worsening of your symptoms. Your body uses the amount of medication as it were, which means that after a while you will have to increase your original dose in order to experience some effect. One can built a certain tolerance.
In addition to a recurrence of the headache, you may also experience other symptoms such as tiredness, nausea, rapid irritation, problems with concentration, restlessness, anxiety and depression.
(Head) pain killers that, if you use them too often, can give you headaches are: paracetamol, acetylsalicylic acid, carbasalate calcium, diclofenac, naproxen, ibuprofen, triptans (migraine agent).

How can acupuncture help?

Experience has shown that a functional disorder at the organ level is often the cause for someone suffering from headaches. By focusing treatment on the entire body and the underlying disruption with the ChinaMedic Approach, many people have benefited in clearing their symptoms. Not only has their overall condition improved after some time, in most cases there has been a remarkable decrease in the amount of headache suffered.

Frequently asked questions

What exactly can acupuncture help with?

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to remedy and improve a wide range of diseases and complaints. For an acupuncturist, the approach is simple: energy flows or it doesn't flow. The symptoms show where there may be a blockage in the body and this affects the rest of the body. In addition, the acupuncturist is about activating the self-healing capacity of the body. This makes acupuncture applicable to both sleep disorders and skin problems, allergies, addictions, depression, menopausal symptoms, burnout, rsi and so on. If you want to know how far acupuncture can help you, make an appointment for a 1st consultation and have yourself fully examined. The acupuncturist can then immediately tell you what we can do for you.

How many times do I have to come?

To give you a reliable and accurate estimate of the number of treatments you need, it is best to discuss this with your acupuncturist. If you have never been to an acupuncturist, you can make an appointment for a first consultation with possible treatment. The acupuncturist can then give you an estimate based on your complaints and the consultation.

Is acupuncture painful?

We use extra-thin needles for Abdominal Acupuncture. The punctures are hardly noticeable. People sometimes don't even feel where they are. Occasionally, someone may perceive a strange feeling, also described as nagging, numb, upset or painful. This feeling is often over.

The LaserNeedle that we often use in combination with puncturing needles is invasive and you don't feel it. The LaserNeedle is ideally suited for those who are afraid of needles and small children.

What does an acupuncture treatment cost?

A 1st consultation with subsequent treatment costs € 75.00. Each follow-up treatment costs € 60.00. ChinaMedic is affiliated with the NVA (Dutch Association of Acupuncture) and treatment is reimbursed by most insurers in the supplementary. It is advisable to contact your insurer what exactly this means for you. For a full price list of all our treatments CLICK HERE

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