Migraine relief: Medical acupuncture for migraine headaches

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Yang Ahn, M.D., is a medical doctor who combines the best of Western and Eastern medicine to treat patients. For more than 30 years Dr. Ahn has been practing medical acupuncture, which has been used for 3,000 years and can cure 80% of patients with migraines.

Tell us a little about more about migraines?

A.    A Migraine isn't just a bad headache  - they are a neurological disease - like epilepsy that can be completely debilitating.
B.    The symptoms can last between 4 and 72 hours- 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during an attack.
C.    In adults, almost three times as many women as men suffer from migraines because of a drop in estrogen levels.

What are some of the other causes migraine sufferers should be careful of?

A.    Foods - Aged cheeses, salty and processed foods
B.    Skipping meals or fasting
C.    Food additives - monosodium glutamate. Artificial sweeteners
D.    Alcohol, especially wine, and caffeinated beverages
E.    Stress
F.    Bright lights and sun glare

What can you do if you get a migraine?

A.    For a mild headache you can take aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve or Excedrin
B.    But medication can only reduce the symptoms - it cannot cure the problem.
C.    Acupressure, squeezing between the thumb and index finger can reduce the symptoms

Can migraines be cured?

A.    Traditional Western medicine hasn't found a cure - but acupuncture has been used for 3,000 years and can cure 80% of patients with migraines
B.    People who have suffered with migraines for 20-30 years can finally find relief

How many treatments does it usually take?

A.    Most patients only require 3-5 treatments and they can end a lifetime of suffering.
B.    The treatments aren't painful - the acupuncture needles are only as thick as a human hair
C.    There are no drugs and no side effects

What else can you treat with acupuncture?

    Low back pain
    Neck pain
    Migraine headaches
    Allergies - both sinus and food allergies
    Shoulder Pain
    Elbow Pain
    Hip Pain
    Knee Pain
    Foot Pain
    Rheumatoid Arthritis

For more information you can go to Ahn Clinic's website at www.ahnclinic.org or call 480-515-2000. We are available 24/7.

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