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Acupuncture for Headaches (Occipital Neuralgia)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, January 20, 2017, In : Nervous system 
68-year-old Patricia has had headaches for a week. The pain begins in the left side of her upper neck and back of the head and sometimes radiates forward toward the left eye. It is an intense stabbing pain, and the bouts of pain are quite frequent. Since she had benefited a lot from my acupuncture treatments in the past, Patricia decided to see me again for this problem. According to the character of the pain, I believed this condition was occipital neuralgia, which is caused by damage to the...

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Acupuncture for Cluster Headaches

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, September 29, 2016, In : Nervous system 
David started having headaches 25 years ago. Although he just suffers from them every 3-4 years, the headaches are severe and normally linger for 2-3 months. The attacks start from the inside corner spread to the back of his right eye. They can come at anytime and last 10 minutes to 3 hours. The pain can be so strong that it makes him want to bang his head. After  trying various medications for 10 years without any effect, David was sent to see a consultant, who believed the headaches was cau...

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Acupuncture for Headaches - Typical Case 2

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : Nervous system 
49-year-old June came to see me with a few aches and pains. One of them was headaches, which she'd had for many years, and it seemed to run in the family. She had heard some anecdotes about me for a few years but didn't make up her mind to come, because she couldn't believe sticking pins could work as a medical treatment. Recently may be due to menopause, her symptoms got worse. She started to have headaches almost every day, and her neck felt very stiff and achy. These made her feel tired al...
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Acupuncture for Headaches - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Nervous system 
Lily, a 58 year-old psychotherapist, had suffered from headaches for 3 months and hadn't been able to work for 2 weeks. The pain was mainly in her temple area and gave her a heavy feeling on the top of her head. She was also having stiff neck and tingling sensation in both hands. Her sleep had been very bad and it made her feel tired all the time. Her doctor couldn't explain what caused it and prescribed some painkillers which didn't help much. For the acupuncture treatment, I used some point...
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BBC news: Painkillers 'are the cause' of millions of headaches

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : News & research 
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) says that taking too many painkillers can make headaches worse, and acupuncture is recommended in patients susceptible to migraine and tension headaches.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19622016
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