Acupuncture for migraines? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 05-06-2002, 09:55 PM - Thread Starter
veggiewolf's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chester County, PA, but I'd rather run free amongst the sheep
Posts: 333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've had migraines all my life, and have run the gamut with treatment - herbal, diet changes, and even prescription medications - all to no avail.

I am wondering if anyone has experience with acupuncture as treatment? I am also wondering what it feels like - I am terrified of needles, but I've heard it really helps, and that it doesn't hurt. Is this true?

veggiewolf is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 05-06-2002, 10:26 PM
bebe luna's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes yes yes!!!!
it does help!!
my very good friend suffered horrible migraines for years... she was on all the migraine prescriptions... she was miserable... she went to see our friend and teacher, an excellent acupuncturist... he told her to stop taking all her meds or he wouldn't treat her... she was terrified but did... he started out giving her acupuncture 2 x a week, then 1 x a week, now just once a month... well since she began seeing him she has not had one migraine!!
don't be scared of the needles... they are tiny and hurt very, very little, if at all!!
bebe luna is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 05-07-2002, 08:39 AM
gauge14iv's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a very gentle acupuncturist - and as she placed the needles (Im a chicken too!) it actually felt GOOD!!!!! I could just feel all the pain running out like water and then it would be gone and it would stay that way for 6 mos or so!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!!
gauge14iv is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 05-10-2002, 06:45 PM
autumnmom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to suffer from terrible migraines as a teenager. I never tried acupuncture but took the herb feverfew once a day and it would completely ward them off. I went a week when I was 17 without them and had a migraine and it also helped the pain during an episode. I would look into it if you have not tried it yet...
By the way, I stopped taking it daily when I was 18 and I am 26 now and totally migraine free.

I was interested in having acupuncture done for post c-section. Maybe that would be a good idea? Someone told me it would help for future births (VBAC)

Good luck!
autumnmom is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 05-10-2002, 10:29 PM
Clarity's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 4,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
some treatment can be done with acupressure only, or moxa (incense) until you're comfortable. ask to use narrow gauge needles, and ask to see them,....they're like a hair. NOTHING like medical needles...I was very frightened of needles for a long time...a lot of pain associations from childhood. I'm ok with acupuncture though. I found it helpful for sinus headaches. I have been mostly pregnant or nursing while in treatment so I don't know if i'd still get my occasional pms migraine...doubt it though. i have had friends suggest cranial-sacral therapy bodyworkfor migraines...
Clarity is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,781

34 members and 14,747 guests
agentofchaos , bananabee , BirthFree , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , dencochik , Dovenoir , emmy526 , healthy momma , jamescarter , Janeen0225 , Katherine73 , Leelee3 , LibraSun , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , mizmerricat , NaturallyKait , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , Ruben Dionisio , shantimama , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , sniffmommy , sollicitus , Springshowers , toastedteacake , transpecos , Zilver
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.