If you experience headaches or even migraines, you know they can interfere with your quality of life. You can take over the counter remedies or even prescription painkillers for the headaches but you may also have to deal with their side effects. However, with a safe alternative treatment such as electronic acupuncture, you can find headache relief.
Causes of Headaches
A variety of reasons contribute to headaches and migraines. Stress is one of the most common culprits along with tension and anxiety. Eyestrain or staring at something (like a computer screen) for too long can cause headaches. An infection, vulnerability to weather changes or too little or too much sleep all are contributors as well. Of course, head injury and muscle contractions around the neck are also headache instigators.
Historical Use of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a health treatment dating back thousands of years with its ties to ancient China. Traditional acupuncture uses thin metal pins inserted into specific points throughout the body to alleviate a variety of ailments. The theory is that your body has multiple pathways called meridians. Your life energy called qi flows through these meridians. When you have an ailment such as a headache, one or more of these pathways are blocked, stunting your qi.
Stimulating your acupuncture points by inserting the pins releases the blockage and allows your life energy to flow freely once again. Because there are different causes of headaches, you may have to manipulate different acupoints in order to relieve the pain. Of course, what happens if the use of needles is a bit disconcerting to you? There is a solution called electronic acupuncture.
Alleviate Headaches through Electronic Acupuncture
Electronic acupuncture uses magnetic wave therapy as opposed to needles. A handheld device can emit electromagnetic waves which can trigger your acupuncture points. Because you can self-administer your own treatment, the electronic acupuncture device typically works on the acupoints on your hands because of their easy accessibility.
The hands have dozens of trigger points that correspond to areas all over your body. This is important to note since problems with other body parts can trigger headaches. Therefore, by triggering those acupoints using electronic acupuncture, it is like a domino effect. For instance, if you have a sinus infection that is the cause of your headache, you would stimulate the trigger points in your hands for the sinuses and possibly even the eyes and ears. The result of the electromagnetic therapy is that the meridian blockages for these areas open up allowing your life energy to flow freely once again, thereby alleviating your headache.
If you are tired of relying on traditional Western medicine for your headaches, consider electronic acupuncture. It is a safe alternative to over the counter medications and prescription drugs that may have side effects. Plus, this magnetic wave therapy puts you in total control of your headache, not an unnatural man-made drug.