Articles from August 20, 2011

How's your headache?

Recently, The New York Times published an opinion about how presidential candidate Rep. Michelle Bachman manages her migraine headaches.

Migraines can be highly debilitating, causing not only physical pain but emotional problems ranging from irritability to depression and even misery. If you have ever had a migraine headache, like Mrs. Bachman, you know how debilitating it can be.

Many people around the world suffer from migraines, in fact, the World Health Organization estimates that one 1 in 20 people suffer daily from some type of headache, worldwide.

For those who suffer from migraine headaches, there are many coping mechanisms, but no known cure. All one can do is to manage the symptoms. Even though it is not mentioned as often as it should be, acupuncture works wonders to relieve the the symptoms of migraines and other types of headaches.

Headaches are often caused by a blockage of oxygenated blood flow to the brain. Acupuncture can unblock these blockages to help bring oxygen to to the brain.

Mrs. Bachman might consider seeking help from an experienced acupuncturist.