The Washington Post published a great story about the efficacy of acupuncture earlier this week. The piece titled, "Migraines were destroying my life. Here’s what finally cured me," recounts the story of the author, Margarita Gokun Silver.
Ms. Silver developed crippling migraine headaches and spent months looking for a solution. After trying expensive drugs and botox injections she discovered acupuncture.
Her experience is similar to many who are treated with acupuncture for migraines. Acupuncture reduces the intensity and frequency of migraines until episodes are rare. Then routine visits keep flare-ups under control. She writes,
A month into my treatment, after eight sessions, I noticed that my migraines had begun to slow down in frequency and weaken in intensity. At the end of two months, I felt strong enough to scale my appointments down to once a week. Five months after I started acupuncture, I felt essentially cured.
It has now been five years since I discovered acupuncture. I still occasionally get migraines, and if they seem to be amping up, I’ll use acupuncture, even a couple of times a week. But there have been months when I don’t need it at all.
This is a typical pattern I see with many of my clients who suffer from debilitating migraine headaches.
It is a really powerful story. It is worth the time to read!
Ps. Ms. Silver is also a super painter!
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