Migraines are more than just headaches and involve several severe symptoms, including:
- Pain on one side of the head
- Pain in the back of the head
- Sensitive to light
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomitting
- Loss of concentration
Often the only treatment for a migraine is a dark room and sleep. Often over the counter medications such as paracetamol and ibuprofen don't work. Prescription medication such as triptans and anti-emetics are given to migraine sufferers.
Causes of migraines
The causes of migraines from a Chinese point of view differ to those of western medicine and include:
- Menstrual cycle
- Exposure to climatic conditions, i.e. cold wind
Acupuncture for migraines
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of pain disorders including migraines. Research has shown that acupuncture can relieve migraines and reduce their frequency.
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto BM (Beijing), BSc (Hons) TCM, MBAcC, MRCHM
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto has been treating migraines for over 13 years. He is passionate about empowering people with the ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine through knowledge, lifestyle and diet.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion and cupping from his own clinic Wokingham Therapy Clinic.