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Acupuncture for migraine

Acupuncture for migraine:

Individuals who suffer migraine or frequent headaches are increasingly turning to acupuncture as a preventative treatment. There is a growing body of research to support the use of acupuncture for migraine. Evidence shows it is effective at reducing frequency and severity of episodes. At Flawless Physio we use acupuncture in conjunction with other physiotherapeutic treatments. It can reduce your muscle tension and increase joint mobility around your head, neck and upper back. This can have positive effects on your migraine and headache symptoms.

How it works?

Western medicine has proven theories for the benefits of acupuncture for your migraine and headache symptoms. Your body releases its own natural pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins, when stimulated by the acupuncture needles. These chemicals have been shown to increase during and following your acupuncture treatment.

Medication vs Acupuncture?

Currently the majority of people who suffer from migraines and headaches use medication to reduce symptoms. This has varying degrees of effect in relieving the acute symptoms such as pain and nausea. Medications while effective do have side effects. Some can be quite significant including making you feel constipation, nausea and even have a risk of addiction. In the most severe cases, these effects can lead to death. Although all medication sold in the UK has passed rigorous medical research. These severe side effects are deemed adequately infrequent for the medication to reach the user.

There are very limited treatments available to prevent or reduced the frequency or severity of episodes. Acupuncture is a great option for this. Acupuncture for migraine and other symptoms does has side effects also. The most common are minor, such as bruising or bleeding on withdrawal of the needle, drowsiness and increase of symptoms for up to 48 hours. Often if your symptoms are increased directly after treatment it is followed by very good outcomes in the 48-72 hour period that follows. The more severe reported side effects of acupuncture have all been linked to improper technique by inadequately trained practitioners. This can be avoided with appropriate training and single use sterile needles.

Try it for yourself!

At Flawless Physio we have helped many patients. We can help you too, to reduce the frequency and the severity of your migraines and headaches, with a course of acupuncture.

To find out more, please see our services page about “Acupuncture”.

Feel good, move well, be better!

 

Very knowledgeable physio Team! Was in London on a business meeting and ended up visiting James for some urgent treatment on my lower back. Delighted with the service. James put me at ease straight away. His treatment was paramount in getting me through what was a hectic weekend. Could not recommend enough. Will definitely be back when in London again!
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Funky Inflatable Co.
17:29 11 Sep 18
Went to "Flawless Physio" two weeks ago for back pain that I'd been carrying for months. Three sessions later, it's all gone! The staff was very pleasant, professional and gave me a series of simple exercises to do at home. I definitely recommend them. I'll be back, hopefully not too soon ;)
Charles Muzard
Charles Muzard
13:04 24 Sep 18
I was recommended to see James by my consultant following surgery to my ankle. He was extremely professional and knowledgable. He motivated me throughout the process and I have now returned to long distance running thanks to his help. I would recommend his services to anyone
David Burns
David Burns
19:32 08 Sep 18
Awesome team. I ended up having to seek out treatment when my back went into spasm (on going problem) whilst down visiting friends. I saw James and he was very professional and through with his treatment. More importantly he gave me a better understanding about what was going on and how to manage my injury in the future. Highly recommended!
James Tatham
James Tatham
08:03 20 Sep 18
I received treatment from Vicky for a very stiff and painful neck, possibly brought on by tension. I felt confident that my therapist was knowledgeable. The service was very friendly and professional and I felt good progress from the first session already. Vicky recommended some exercises and explained how to do them with very clear diagrams and instructions. I would highly recommend Vicky
Tiziana Guffanti
Tiziana Guffanti
17:23 29 Aug 18
I would highly recommend Flawless Physio. Excellent knowledge/treatment and also brilliant customer care - following up and giving advice. Tailored rehab to suit the type and level of sport as well as lifestyle. My wife & I have been treated by both James & Victoria and they have both been great. Will continue to use for any future injury & rehab.
Joe Gomes
Joe Gomes
19:11 30 Mar 19
I saw Victoria for my dodgy shoulder, and she was brilliant. Very professional And knowledgeable, she really took time to explain what was going on and to treat it. She followed up with me to check I was getting on well with the exercises. She is also really accommodating with timings for appointments. I couldn't recommend more highly, thank you Victoria!
Fiona Hall
Fiona Hall
08:35 27 Mar 19
First class. Had 4 or 5 appointments with Victoria that were always late in the evening, although you wouldn't know it. She took her time, whether that be on soft tissue work, explaining how to do an exercise, or the purpose behind it. A genuine person that wants to help and she clearly knows her stuff.
Jamie Moles
Jamie Moles
21:14 20 Jan 19
Went to flawless physio and vic was great! Training for a marathon and she was very understanding and helpful. Living in the Twickenham area so was in great location! Her specialist knowledge in knee injuries was able to get me back running in two weeks 🏃🏼‍♀️
Ruth Herlihy
Ruth Herlihy
23:44 25 Jan 19
I injured my leg (ITB) training for the Berlin Marathon and then made it far worse it by trying to run it. Victoria has been essential in my recovery, helping me understand how to strengthen the right muscle groups and get back to running. I have been very impressed by the depth of knowledge and insight. This weekend I will run the Cancer Research 10km. Thank you!
Paul Carpenter
Paul Carpenter
17:02 28 Jan 19
Really impressed with the service provided at Flawless Physio. Vicky was knowledgeable, professional and her invaluable treatment and advice got me to the start of this year’s marathon when I’d had to stop running with 8weeks to go. Without the advice and care I received at Flawless Physio, at best I’d have limped my way round the course and at worst, not been able to take part at all. Definitely recommend!
Katy Gomes
Katy Gomes
11:03 30 May 19
James helped resolve a hamstring injury that had troubled me for the best part of a year. I'll certainly use Flawless Physio for any future issues. Highly recommended.
Sandeep C
Sandeep C
18:02 30 Apr 19