Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
 
Address: 
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
 
Phone: 
(804) 301-1784
 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
E-mail: 
xy9803@yahoo.com
 
 
 

 
   Home      Migraine
 
A migraine is a very painful type of headache. People who get migraines often describe the pain as pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. During migraines, people are very sensitive to light and sound. They may become nauseated and vomit. More than 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraine, with women being affected three times more often than men. This vascular headache is most commonly experienced between the ages of 15 and 55, and 70% to 80% of sufferers have a family history of migraine.
 
Many things can trigger a migraine. These include
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Lack of food or sleep
  • Exposure to light
  • Hormonal changes (in women)
 
Migraine characteristics can include:
  • Pain typically on one side of the head
  • Pain has a pulsating or throbbing quality
  • Moderate to intense pain affecting daily activities
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Attacks last four to 72 hours, may longer
  • Visual disturbances or aura
  • Exertion such as climbing stairs makes headache worse
 
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective for migraine or chronic tension headaches. For the occasional headache this may be an excellent and effective choice. But when used regularly, NSAIDs can produce side effects: upper gastrointestinal disorders (nausea, heartburn, and diarrhea), liver stress, and may actually lead to "rebound" headaches.
 
Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to relieve headaches, migraines and their underlying causes for thousands of years. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
 
 
 


 
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