For those who suffer from migraines, the pain is all too familiar.
The pressure, pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light is enough to make anyone seek any treatment that may be able to help.
But before resorting to harsh pharmaceuticals, it’s important to investigate other options that might help.
A writer for Bustle did just that. Just today, she shared her quest to treat her migraines with her readers — 30 days of acupuncture.
While we already know acupuncture can help relieve the pain and frequency of migraines and headaches, her experience was affirming.
For her 30 day experiment, she received acupuncture treatments at least once a week for four weeks. She saw different acupuncturists within the same group, and tried various modalities — but most days, facial acupuncture was the treatment of choice.
Ironically enough, if it was, “a particularly bad headache or migraine day, I opted solely for a headache treatment, which did not include needles in my face at all.”
The writer, Rosanne Salvatore, also monitored skin changes as well while not making any other changes in regards to diet or lifestyle.
The result? Pretty amazing.
She said, "There was one moment near the end of my 30 days where I actually couldn't remember the last time I had a headache. I will think back on that moment fondly, forever.”
After her last session, she went ten days headache free which was, the longest stretch I can remember in a long time.”
She notes that at the time of publication, “it's been about five weeks since my last treatment and I'm back to getting headaches about one to two times a week.”