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Headaches and Acupuncture

Headache Treatments offered by Vancouver Chiropractor, Registered Acupuncture, and Naturopath

Many people suffer from ongoing headaches and having acupuncture treatments are a great way to treat them.

Headaches can be triggered for many reasons however, an imbalance of hydration fluids, stress, trauma, joint and muscle imbalances, and diet are usually the culprits.

Living in a fast paced environment we are easy to have an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system, specifically the parasympathetic nervous system, which governs our response to stress. Regular acupuncture treatments to harmonize the nervous system and can help bring back balance in your body and mind to reduce and eliminate headaches.

Acupuncture treatments have been shown to stimulate the immune system. Acupuncture also affects the circulation, blood pressure, secretion of gastric acid and the production of red and white blood cell. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of a variety of hormones that help the body to respond to injury and stress.

Many people would assume that inserting a needle into the skin would be painful. However, a variety of sensations such as warmth or pressure may be felt as the energetic sensation of having acupuncture differs from pain. Clients often comment that my treatments are pleasant and relaxing, like pressing the restart button.

Have a wonderful day, and remember to hydrate throughout the day to plump up those blood vessels.

Julianne Petersen
Vancouver Registered Acupuncturist

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