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Five Causes of Migraine Headaches

Causes of MigrainesBetween the blinding pain, the auras and the general incapacitation, migraines can really ruin your day. Learn about some causes of migraine headaches, and how acupuncture and special herbal supplements helps to prevent chronic migraines as well as relieve the symptoms of an acute attack.

Hormones

Many women tend to get migraines around their period. Hormonal changes that take place in your body during that time of the month can be a trigger. Acupuncture can help balance your hormones and give you some relief from your symptoms.

Tension

Do you spend most of your day hunched over your laptop or cradling a phone? If not, do you have a job, like hairdressing or painting, that requires you to use your arms overhead? If so, this repetitive muscle use causes tension and tightness that may trigger migraines. Acupuncture and/or cupping can relax your muscle tension and restore your range of motion, meaning you’ll be less likely to get a migraine.

Trauma

If you used to play sports or have ever been in a car accident, old injuries may be to blame for your chronic migraines. Acupuncture can help by addressing the traumatic disruption to the natural flow of energy in your body.

TMJ

If you have TMJ or a habit of clenching your jaw, the stress and tension in your jaw and neck could be the root cause of your migraines. If you also experience dizziness or vertigo, you may be experiencing a vestibular migraine. Try acupuncture to release the tension!

Stress

Modern life can be undoubtedly stressful. Between our demanding jobs, our money worries and our concern for our families, it can be hard not to get overwhelmed. Stress can trigger migraines—and acupuncture can help.

Looking for a knowledgeable acupuncturist to give you some relief from your migraines? Check out WellStream Acupuncture. Contact us today to find out more!