Acupuncture Headaches

Acupuncture is a long-established Chinese healing practice that follows the procedure of inserting tiny needles at specific meridians or points in the body. Some studies have shown that acupuncture can be a great remedy for headaches and migraine. Developed in China, the concept of acupuncture was first described in textbooks in 200BC. During the 1970s, the Western Medicine also started taking keen interest in the concept and its healing benefits. Acupuncture is a safe treatment, only if delivered by trained practitioners. We have always respected this thought and hired certified professionals for this purpose. As this healing technique is believed to have extremely positive effects on headaches and migraine, it has been considered to be an alternative therapy for the same.

How Does Acupuncture Headaches’s Treatment Works?

Migraine and headache people - Doctor stressed. Woman Nurse / doHeadache is a frequent and common complaint for which people seek medical assistance from time to time. Tension headaches, migraine and chronic headaches are some of the effects of our day to day stress and poor lifestyle habits. Acupuncture for tension headaches pinpoints the cause of the problem and addresses it with proper techniques. The basic principle of inserting needles into the skin is done with a purpose – to release energy and stimulate the flow of Qi or life energy. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when these channels or pathways carrying life energy are blocked, it causes certain symptoms in the form of headache or other pains and aches. With acupuncture, it is possible to open up those pathways to allow smooth flow of life energy, which brings back the body’s balance.

Traditional Chinese Medicine follows a different course of diagnosis and treatment. Recurring headaches and migraines are not recognized as one symptom. Rather, it aims to determine the specific symptoms unique to an individual using acupuncture techniques. In fact, that’s the way acupuncture points for migraine headaches and other forms of headaches are identified. Each point is different from the other. We have trained acupuncturists who have been performing the procedure for several years. Their experience and skills make them efficient in determining each and every patient’s course of treatment for headache. Acupuncture for tension headaches will be different from that of migraine and they analyze each and every case before finally identifying a course of treatment.

Acupuncture for headaches also work as a preventive treatment. In fact, there are certain triggers of headache, which worsens over time. For instance, emotional stress is a common trigger for tension headaches and migraine. Likewise, a hard day at work could also lead to frequent bouts of headaches. However, if the problem becomes consistent and chronic, you would have to consider getting it treated. While there are Western medicine for treatment, acupuncture for tension headaches and migraine has provided successful results to patients worldwide.

Acupuncture points are used all over the body for treating headaches. During this treatment, needles may be placed along the arms, legs, shoulders and even the big toe. When the needles are inserted, some sensitivity may be felt, which is normal. However, we aim to make it a painless and stress-free procedure for you.

TreatmentThe Benefits of Acupuncture for Headaches

In general, it is believed that acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system to release neurochemical messenger molecules. As a result, the biochemical changes influencing the homeostatic mechanism of the body promote your emotional and physical well-being. Acupuncture may, however, relieve migraine and tension-type headache by increasing neuropeptide and endorphins levels in the body, which helps combat all negativities. It also stimulates the nerves located within the muscles and tissues that releases endorphins along with other neurohumoral aspects, which, in turn, changes the body’s way of processing pain in the spinal cord and brain functions.

Our effective acupuncture for headaches at AcupunctureSg has helped many patients and we believe that it can be an excellent preventive therapy too. For more information or to book an appointment, kindly email to