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Acupuncture: Effective Treatment for Migraines

Migraines are a debilitating neurological condition that can cause severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraines affect over 39 million people in the United States.

While there is no cure for migraines, there are a number of treatments that can help to prevent or manage the symptoms. One of these treatments is acupuncture.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the body. It is believed to work by stimulating the body’s natural healing system.

How Does Acupuncture Help Migraines?

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for migraines. A 2016 review of 22 studies found that acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture in reducing the frequency of migraines. The review also found that acupuncture was as effective as some preventive migraine medications.

It is not fully understood how acupuncture works for migraines.

However, it is thought to work by:

  • Reducing pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers
  • Improving blood flow to the brain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Relieving stress

What to Expect During an Acupuncture Treatment

An acupuncture treatment typically lasts 30 to 60 minutes. During the treatment, the acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific points on the body. The needles will be left in place for about 15 minutes.

Most people do not feel any pain during an acupuncture treatment. Some people may feel a slight prickling sensation when the needles are inserted.

Acupuncture for Migraines: Is It Right for You?

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for migraines. It is a good option for people who are looking for a natural alternative to medication or who have not had success with other treatments.

If you are considering acupuncture for migraines, it is important to find a licensed and experienced acupuncturist.

Here are some additional benefits of acupuncture for migraines:

  • Acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment
  • Acupuncture has few side effects
  • Acupuncture can be used to treat other conditions, such as other types of chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression

Call today 410-847-4766 to begin with a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for our Migraine Relief Treatment Program.

The Many Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. By stimulating these points, acupuncture can help to promote healing.

There is a growing body of scientific research that supports the benefits of acupuncture. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective for treating a variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain: Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for relieving pain caused by a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, like back pain, knee pain, sciatica, as well as arthritis, and headaches or migraines.
  • Neuropathy: At Cloud 9 Acupuncture, we have a comprehensive neuropathy program designed to alleviate symptoms, with over a 85% success rate. 
  • Autoimmune: With advanced therapies in combination with acupuncture, we provide relief from the often debilitating symptoms of autoimmune conditions like IBS, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, Lyme’s disease and more. 
  • Anxiety and depression: Acupuncture can help to reduce anxiety and depression by stimulating the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Fertility: Acupuncture can help to improve fertility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs.
  • Nausea and vomiting: Acupuncture can help to relieve nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, and motion sickness.
  • Smoking cessation: Acupuncture can help people quit smoking by reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

If you are considering acupuncture, begin with a consult with Dr. Laura here at Cloud 9 Acupuncture. 

Acupuncture & Allergies

Acupuncture is a time tested solution for allergies. Acupuncture treatment significantly reduces inflammation levels and the histamine response by improving body systems like the immune system, the lymphatic circulation, and balancing the endocrine and nervous system.


At our clinic, we also offer regenerative therapies such as O3 Regenerative Therapy and ATP Resonance BioTherapy to treat allergies and sinusitis. These therapies combined with acupuncture have over a 90% success rate in resolving seasonal allergies. To learn more, schedule your consultation today to discuss treatment options customized for you and your medical history. 


Acupuncture Can Help You Deal with Allergy Symptoms

Acupuncture Can Help you Deal with Allergy Symptoms

Research tells us that acupuncture has been beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, and headaches, just to name a few. And the good news is, you can add allergy symptoms to that list as well. continue reading »

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Typical Treatment Course
For most conditions, we prescribe 4 procedures. Some people may only need one to two treatments, while others may need as many as six or seven.

Accurate Assessment

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Of Any Joint

Back Pain

Including Degenerated / Dehydrated Discs
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SI Syndrome


Except True Hormonal Migraines

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Rotator Cuff Tear
ACL Tear
Torn Meniscus
Chronic Ankle Sprains
Achilles Tendonitis
Chronic Subluxation / Dislocation Of Shoulder
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Overuse Syndromes

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Rheumatoid Arthritis


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