According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, and 28 million suffer from migraines and sinus headaches.
Several clinical studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective option for treating chronic headaches. This is because acupuncture not only concentrates on the pain itself, but also targets the original cause of the pain. Herbal medication is used to also treat the fundamental cause.
A reoccurring headache is called tension headaches, and is also known as stress headaches. It emerges when patients are under constant stress or tension and appears in the occipital region (the back head area) and also the margin where the Trapezius muscle fascia is connected to the occipital protrusion of the skull.
Tension headaches are due to excessive tension build up of the cervical region, neck and shoulder tightness. By relieving these tension parts and stiffness, tension headaches can be eliminated easily.