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Migraine Headache and Traditional Acupuncture
Who has acupuncture?
Many people come to acupuncture for
help with specific symptoms or conditions,
and some because they simply feel
Others choose acupuncture to enhance
their feeling of wellbeing.
Acupuncture is considered suitable for
all ages, including babies and children.
It can also be used alongside conventional
What happens when
I go for treatment?
You will be asked about your
current symptoms, what
treatment you have received,
your medical history, your diet,
digestive system, sleeping patterns
and emotional state.
I will also feel your pulses on both
wrists, and may ask to look at your
The acupuncture points used are
not always close to the part of the
body where you experience the
problem. For example, although
you might suffer from headaches,
needles may be inserted in your
foot or hand.
How many sessions
will I need?
Frequency and length of treatment
depends on your individual condition.
Some change is usually felt after six to
eight treatments, although occasionally
only one or two treatments are required.
Some patients may need treatment over
several months or long-term.
I will normally ask to see you once
or twice a week at first.
Should my doctor know?
If you have been prescribed medication
it makes sense to tell your doctor
that you are planning to have acupuncture.
You should always tell me about any
medication you are taking as this may
affect your response to the acupuncture
Is it safe?
Acupuncture has a very sound track record.
The needles used are single-use,
sterile and disposable.
What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles are much finer than
needles used for injections and blood tests.
When the needle is inserted, the sensation
is often described as a tingling or dull ache.
What can acupuncture
do for me?
Acupuncture is widely considered to
be beneficial for a range of illnesses
and symptoms, from clearly defined
complaints such as headaches,
vomiting, neck ache, and back
and dental pain, through to more
general feelings of ill health such as
nausea or low energy.
Acupuncture is often used in the
treatmentof a variety of conditions
and in conjunction with western medicine.
You can get more information about which
conditions acupuncture has been used for
by visiting the
British Acupuncture Council Website:
And to find out just what
acupuncture can do for you,
please speak to me, David Millard
on 07951 536 574