Acupuncture for Migraine and Headaches in London
Migraine is a condition that impacts a huge number of people in the UK every year – so much so that an estimated 25 million days are lost from work or school every year because of it, at a cost of around £2bn to Britain’s economy.
Anyone who’s ever had a splitting headache will know the misery it can cause. For migraine sufferers, the pain is multiplied several times, so it’s good to know that acupuncture for migraine and headaches can have an incredibly beneficial effect in reducing and even completely eradicating symptoms and episodes.
Migraine in particular comes with a number of unpleasant symptoms which can include temporarily impaired vision and light sensitivity – and the attacks can last from several hours to, in very extreme cases, a few days. Over-the-counter remedies are often ineffectual, offering little or no relief.
How acupuncture for migraine and headaches can help
The use of acupuncture to treat migraine and headaches dates back to the earliest known practice of this highly-regarded complementary therapy more than 2,000 years ago – and its remedial effects can be achieved without causing the unpleasant side-effects of some non-prescription medicines, such as tingling, sleepiness, flushing and tightness in the chest and/or throat.
Used either on its own as a single treatment process, or as part of a suite of complementary treatments, acupuncture for migraine and headaches represents a holistic approach to managing and treating both the presenting condition (the headache or migraine) as well as the underlying causes.
How your acupuncturist tackles your specific condition will depend entirely on the symptoms you’re displaying, and these can vary from person to person.
The factors we’ll take into account include the specific location of the pain in the head (this can be behind the eyes, in the temples or at the top of the skull), when the headache or migraine occurs and whether there are any specific behaviours that precede or coincide with the onset of pain, the things that relieve your pain – or make it worse, and the type of pain you’re experiencing.
Once we understand the specific nature of the condition you have, your therapist can use their experience – backed by state-of-the-art technology – to identify exactly where the source of the problem is located and then tailor a patient-specific plan to treat it.
Acupuncture for headaches and migraine is painless, using needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, redistributing your inner energies to reset your biological responses and bring balance to your health.
Headaches are always debilitating. Severe headaches and migraine can be extraordinarily life-restricting. The pain can leave you feeling exhausted and as though you have reached the end of your tether. But it’s reassuring to know that the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating these conditions over the course of many centuries means there’s can be light at the end of the tunnel.
Our experience and expertise, gained over many years of successful practice as acupuncturists, means that you’re in the safest hands when you choose us to safeguard your future wellbeing.
If you’re struggling with headaches and migranes, why not contact The Acupuncturists for a no-obligation, confidential chat. Our treatments are offered at our comfortable and relaxing clinic in the heart of Mayfair, London.
The convenient location, immediately above Green Park underground station, means we offer flexible appointments to our patients and our expert and professional acupuncturists are fully qualified in our migraine and headache treatments.
Archna has treated me for menopausal symptoms, for shoulder pain and for stress. She is an excellent acupuncturist, highly professional and a warm and caring human being. Having been sceptical at the beginning, I realised quickly that Archna’s treatments result in real improvements and alleviation of symptoms. I have total confidence in Archna and recommend her unreservedly.
I have been seeing Archna for six months, after struggling with anxiety, stress and difficulties with conception. I was very nervous about approaching acupuncture, but Archna put me at ease within 2 minutes of meeting her. Her calm and reassuring manner helped me to relax, and she went out of her way to make sure that I was always comfortable and felt secure with the treatment options. My appointments with Archna are now little oases of quiet and calm; her treatments dropped my anxiety levels significantly, and I fell pregnant after just a month of seeing her! I truly believe this was a result of Archna’s healing and nurturing treatments, as well as her warm and caring presence. Despite reaching my goal of pregnancy, I am still seeing Archna to calm, soothe and invigorate me during this time, she is the best – thank you Archna.
Archna Patel is a truly talented and professional acupuncturist. She has treated me successfully for physical issues (foot and back injuries), and also deeper emotional issues (stress, anxiety). The Acupuncturists clinic location near Green Park is super convenient and easy to find. I can’t recommend Archna highly enough and only wish I could give her more than 5 stars.
I came to Archna with severe pain in my right arm due to golfer’s elbow, which was having a great effect on my ability to play tennis. From one session, Archna was able to both identify the cause of the issue and provid an effective treatment. Within days I was able to play again without any pain and have not had any recurrences! This being my first acupuncture session, I had some trepidation. But Archna’s calm manner and expertise put me immediately at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough!d
I’m really well looked after by Archna and feel my needs are being treated with care on a weekly basis. Would highly recommend to anyone!
“I have really enjoyed my experience going to Archna I was hesitant at first having never tried accupuncture before but have found it to be a very effective compliment to other treatments. Archna has treated my for stress, lower back pain and allergies. I was surprised how effective acupuncture can be and what a wonderful practioner Archna is. The location is very convienent I can go right after work.”
“Sitting in the office all day and working without much movement during the week, my neck and back have bothered me for months. I was recommended accupuncture with Archna and after initial skepticism of needles and acupuncture in general, I made an appointment with Archna. My experience was excellent and she has relieved my of my aches, whether in neck, head, back, hips etc. I am a regular with Archna now and very happy! Highly recommend her!”
Jerome de Sadeleer
“I went to Archna initially with a very painful bursitis which couldn’t be treated with physiotherapy apart from steroid injections. She managed to treat my shoulder in a few sessions and I started to feel so much better. What I love about Archna is that she is very professional and she explains exactly what she is doing. She has an amazingly calm energy which helps you relax into the treatment and the session. I am a regular client now as she has helped me with many other issues from digestive issues to tension and even emotional imbalance. I look forward to my sessions as I leave feeling so relaxed and very light which are a result of the acupuncture but also Archna’s magical touch and energy.”
“My experience at the Acupuncturists was wonderful, every time since I have started seeing Archna over two years ago. She is a fantastic practitioner, really knowledgeable and very focused on providing the best treatment possible. She is very professional and knows how to adjust each treatment so that when you leave you feel much better then when you arrived. She has helped me with stress, back pain, shoulder tension, digestive issues and common cold relief. I would highly recommend Archna to anyone looking to receive treatment.”
“Archna is the most professional, knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist I have seen so far. I will get treated by no one else in the future. Archna not only has over 20 years of acupuncture experience, but in addition she is the only practitioner in her field who I have met, who takes a holistic and much more thorough approach for treating her patients. Archna is efficient, to the point, and extremely skilled. I have recommended Archna to several friends, who are all as happy as I am. I cannot recommend Archna enough and wish I had found her earlier! Thank you Archna!”