Acupuncture For Migraine

Migraine is an often debilitating headache disorder, with recurring attacks, usually lasting for 4 to 72 hours and involving pain of moderate to severe intensity.

Typical characteristics of the headache are unilateral location, pulsating quality, moderate or severe intensity, and aggravation by routine physical activity. Sufferers may also experience auras, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea and vomiting.

Many people with migraine know how to deal with their illness by perhaps taking medicine or lying in a darkened room. Many conventional drugs have adverse side effects.

 Research consistently shows that acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment/basic care for managing migraine, and appears to be at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, with few contraindications or unpleasant side effects (Linde 2009, Wang 2008, Sun 2008, Scott 2008). It’s helpful for prevention and to alleviate acute symptoms during an attack.

I’ve had a great deal of success treating back issues. If you’d like to book you can do so online. Alternatively, you can email or contact me via our contact form.

Source: British Acupuncture Council. More information is available from the British Acupuncture Council here.

What People Say About Acupuncture With Jo

I have been suffering from migraines most of my adult life. They have been debilitating at times effecting my home and work life. Now I’m living mostly migraine free. If ever I feel any symptoms coming on I see Jo and they disappear. I can’t thank you enough Jo.

Rosie, Brighton

Hello I'm Jo Darling
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner
I’m an experienced Acupuncturist, passionate about helping you live a healthier, happier life. I love what I do at my Brighton & Hove acupuncture practice and have specialist interests in using acupuncture to assist fertility, to support cancer patients and pregnancy niggles as well as acupuncture to help women through menopause and for pain relief
I practice from my home Preston Park acupuncture clinic and Hove acupuncture clinic offering personalised, professional care, using acupuncture, moxa, cupping and electro-acupuncture where appropriate. I have also practiced Reflexology since 2006 and offer combined ‘Acureflex’ treatments – a wonderful combination of the wisdom of acupuncture and the soothing touch of reflexology.

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