|Posted by Paul C. Lewis, M.A. R.Ac, DNM, DO-MTP on May 2, 2017 at 6:20 PM|
The 'Merry Month of May'!
May for many is a beautiful month! The weather warms, and there is an abundance of colour with all the Spring flowers and lilacs blooming! It can be truly a month of great change and momentum! Ideas of new gardens, fitness goals, new employment opportunities, cottage living, and maybe even a new car run through the minds of many!
For some though, it can be 'May Day', 'May Day'! Pollens, flowers, grasses, damp weather, and stress can all add up to a horrible mix. Migraines can be debilitating for some. The constant pain, the nausea, the anxiety, and the feeling of misery can put a damper on any warm thoughts of May. They can also affect our productivity at work and our cherished family time.
Fortunately, Acupuncture can help treat the migraines and help with the Spring allergies, damp weather, and daily stress. Acupuncture treats the whole body. It uncovers the root causes of the imbalance and seeks to re-establish harmony by balancing one's energy flow throughout the Meridians. Acupuncture seeks to calm the body, reduce unwanted heat and toxins in the body, and balance mind, body, spirit, and soul. One can feel relaxed and energized.
Research has shown that Acupuncture is an effective treatment for migraines. It reduces migraine attack frequency, duration, and intensity. Studies have shown that Acupuncture provides long term benefits to migraine sufferers which is good news! Pain intensity levels and duration of an attack are reduced. Acupuncture has demonstrated significant improvements in the emotional quality of life of sufferers.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that migraines are often caused by a disturbance of Liver Fire Energy or Chi. Migraines are mainly due to an invasion of wind and fire that cause meridian obstructions, and disturb the flow of blood and chi to the head. Treatment involves reducing the Liver Fire and re-establishing the flow of blood and chi to the head. Balance is restored.
Let this month be truly the 'Merry Month of May'! Book an Acupuncture session and begin to absorb the beautiful outdoors and the love of family. Prevention and treatment are the keys to stability and happiness.