If you suffer from migraines, you’re probably always looking for the next solution to ease your severe head pain. Migraines can be debilitating and stop you from living a normal, happy life. Dr. Sherrell at Augusta Acupuncture Clinic is here to help with a new, holistic way of healing your chronic migraines.

At Augusta Acupuncture clinic, we use acupuncture to treat your migraine right at the source of the pain, no covering it up with medication.

In one study, acupuncture alone reduced the frequency of tension headaches by 50% and lowered the overall levels of pain experienced during headaches/migraines. Let us explain how.

What Is a Migraine?

Migraines could be described as an intense throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. Which are then usually accompanied by severe sensitivity to light/sound, nausea and sometimes even vomiting.  

These uncomfortable symptoms can go on for hours, to sometimes even days. How often and the duration of time they occur depend on the person.

Some people suffering from continuous migraines might experience what could be called a warning sign. Known as an aura, or just a blur of light in your vision. Some people even experience blind spots in their line of sight. An aura can occur before, during, or sometimes even after the migraine subsides.

Dr. Sherrell Treats Migraines Brought on By:

  • Eye Strain
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Cold Temperatures
  • Cold/Flu Symptoms
  • Bad Posture
  • Stress
  • Caffeine

Though these may not be all of the triggers that bring on a migraine, they are some of the most common. Most of which can be avoided when educated on what triggers your chronic head pain.

There may also be risk factors leading to someone suffering with migraines. Some include family history, age, gender (women are three times more likely to get migraines), or even hormonal changes.

Western Medicine Migraine Treatment

With pain, usually comes prescription pain medications, or even just over the counter ones. These are a temporary solution to a larger problem at hand. Not to mention, the side effects of western pain medication create a whole other list of issues on their own. 

The traditional western medical treatment usually falls into two categories:

  • Pain-Relieving Medications- These drugs are taken during a migraine to treat the symptoms and subdue the painful attack.
  • Preventative Medications- These drugs are taken very regularly, often daily, to reduce the frequency, or severity of migraines.

Depending on your condition, doctors will prescribe medications as needed. Considering things such as pain level, how disabling your migraines may become and how often they occur.

Side Effects of Medications

After taking these drugs for any extended amount of time, you’re subject to many negative side-effects. Patients who use medications to treat their migraines often experience things like weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, digestive issues and more.

It’s true that they may relieve pain in the moment, but those who suffer with migraines should seek out less traditional forms of therapy for chronic pain. Ones that show lasting pain relieving results. Avoid hefty side-effects that deeply detriment your future health. Medications aren’t the only answer.

Acupuncture and Migraines

When you’re suffering from severe migraines, the first thing you need to do when searching for relief is to discover the root of the problem. At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, that’s Dr. Sherrell’s first step. His main goal is to restore the imbalance happening inside your body. 

Dr. Sherrell uses a combined method of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and healthy lifestyle changes.  He wants to help you overcome your migraines with acupuncture while becoming the best possible version of yourself.

How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment, backed by science. It’s a natural, drug free treatment to relieve chronic pain. 

On top of that, acupuncture may also benefit you by:

  • Strengthening your immune system.
  • Increasing blood flow.
  • Reducing inflammation.
  • Releasing powerful endorphins to fight off pain.

So what Augusta Acupuncture Clinic is offering you for chronic migraines: no surgeries, no medications, all natural relief!

We create a custom healing program for each individual. With time-tested and clinically proven results, our treatments are highly successful. Dr. Sherrell and the whole team at Augusta Acupuncture Clinic all genuinely care to see you receive life changing treatment for your chronic migraines.

Our Treatment Plans

are wonderful for pain relief. Doctors and physical therapists suggest them all the time to their patients.

Once we get to the root cause of your chronic migraines, we put that personalized healing program to the test. It may include any combination of acupuncture, functional medicine, Chinese herbs, and lifestyle changes.

Acupuncture

According to the Chinese practice, there are 14 meridians along the body, and if there is a disturbance of energy along these meridians, pain or illness can occur. 

The positive effects of acupuncture being practiced on patients with migraines has been extensively and clinically studied. It has been shown to encompass the same benefits of using preventative pain medications for migraines.

Targeting specific pressure points, Dr. Sherrell slows pain transmission in the body and reduces the likelihood of future migraines occurring.

Chinese Herbs

Dr. Sherrell is highly trained and has been practicing in traditional Chinese medicine for over 10 years!

Using various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture, as well as herbal products. Those things combined are used to address various health problems. These are known to help improve chronic pain and improve quality of life.

Some common illnesses treated by herbal medicine include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

If you’re interested in learning more about how herbal medicine may help treat you, contact Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, or visit our website!

Functional Medicine

Being a very individualized and personalized approach to healing, functional medicine is also based on science. Using lab work to diagnose and find the problem, but then followed by natural healing solutions. It is such a healthy alternative to treating chronic pain, or illness.

So where does the “functional” term come in?  It could be described as a patient and doctor working together to find the root cause of disease, or the “dysfunction” your body is experiencing before the diagnosis. A functional medicine doctor’s job is to restore the natural function of your body. Hence why it’s called functional medicine!

Lifestyle Changes

To boost your immune system and help your body fight off illness, you need to improve your everyday choices. From a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can help prevent illness like your chronic migraines. Which can be triggered by poor health choices.

The best thing you can do to improve upon a healthy lifestyle, is exercise! Increasing your body’s oxygen intake, boosts your immune system. Which then truly helps fight off future illness or disease.

Dr. Sherrell has a step by step guide of an oxygen increasing exercise, here. It’s easy, simple and helps get your oxygen levels up 50%.

Find Relief Now

At Augusta Acupuncture Clinic, Dr. Sherrell is eager and capable to treat your chronic migraines through the practice of acupuncture. Creating a custom healing program for you, we’re ready to get you on the right track for a healthier, pain free life. 

Visit our website and take a survey to see if you qualify for a consultation! Don’t rely on medications to only cover up your suffering brought on by migraines. With natural treatment plans, no harsh medications and surgery free improvement, Augusta Acupuncture Clinic is here to help improve your quality of life.