Acupuncture is one of the ancient traditional Chinese medicine treatment modalities that has been proven to be effective in treating people with headache. Different fine needles are inserted into different points of the body, known as acupoints. The purpose is to regulate the energy flow in different meridians, based on Chinese medicine theory. Another way to understand this is to stimulate central nervous system of the body to release endorphins, a natural pain killer. These substances can also bring you into a state of relaxation and alleviate the stress. Most of the people will not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Biofeedback techniques for migraines and headache have been well studied and utilized to control pain. It involves teaching the brain to achieve a balance between the sympathetic (fight or flight) part and the parasympathetic (relaxation, slowness) parts of the nervous system. Through lessons in biofeedback techniques, by learning how to lower heart rate, biofeedback for migraines can decrease body temperature, loosen muscle tension and decrease sweating. This is how you control your pain. Biofeedback is not a passive treatment. It requires intensive participation in learning to control such normally involuntary functions that are part of the parasympathetic system.
Physical Therapy can be used for treatment of frozen shoulder, Bell's palsy, neck pain, tennis elbow, knee replacement and much more. Treatments include reducing pain and inflammation, ice, heat, compression and elevation, improving muscle flexibility and physical function, stretching, exercises, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and mobilization. Specific methodologies are used for corresponding ailments. Our staff is trained to create a physical therapy plan for your individual needs.