Kristy’s Case Study

Kristy, age 24, had chronic migraine headaches since the age of 13.  She frequently experiences nausea, mood changes, and eye sensitivity along with her head pain.  We treated her for a six week acupuncture course, using local acupuncture points along her neck and scalp.  We treated both sides of her scalp and neck even though her pain was mostly on the left side.  Most acupuncture points lie along nerves and blood vessels, so the objective is to help stimulate blood circulation and improve neural communication to the neck and head.  In addition, the acupuncture will also help release any trigger points in her muscles that are contributing to the pain pattern.  At the end of the course of treatment, the patient reported about a 90 percent reduction in severity and frequency of the pain.

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