Free Workshop: Acupuncture and Self-Care for Headache and Migraine — Boston

On Monday, October 17, I will be offering a free one-hour workshop on dealing with migraines and other headaches using Chinese Medicine. The workshop is part of an ongoing series sponsored by Pathways to Wellness.

The workshop will cover:

  • The Chinese medical view of headaches and their causes

  • Acupressure points you can use yourself to treat headache and migraine

  • How you can prevent headaches with self-care techniques specific to your type of headache

  • When to use acupuncture for headaches, and what to expect from treatment

The time:

Monday, October 17
6:30-7:30 PM

The location:

Pathways to Wellness
1601 Washington St. 2nd floor
Boston, MA (South End)

Find directions at the link below, or call Pathways at 617-859-3036 x0.   Continue reading

The Weekend Headache

I have a client who gets a migraine headache almost every weekend. He works hard at his job, which is pretty stressful, and comes home at night with just enough energy to eat something and crash. Then, on the weekends, when he wants to relax and have fun, he spends a couple days consumed by migraine pain. He recovers in time to make it to work on Monday morning and start the whole thing over again.

Actually, I have several clients in this situation. And a bunch more who suffer from stomach trouble, neck pain, or intense anxiety and depression, only on the weekend – just when they ought to have a chance to enjoy themselves. Continue reading

Six Ways to Relieve Stress During the Week

Many of us (who, me?) are in the habit of ignoring our feelings and needs during the week, in favor of being “productive” — which can lead to a big backlog of stuff (that’s a technical term) when we hit the weekend. If you tend to get headaches or other physical symtpoms on the weekend, it’s an even bigger problem (see the post on weekend headaches if this describes you!). But for all of us, it’s just plain healthier and feels better to stay at least somewhat balanced during the week — it improves both your week and your weekend! Here are some suggestions:

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Acupuncture for Headache and Migraine

Headaches are a nearly universal experience. I doubt there’s a person reading this blog who hasn’t had a headache at some point or another; for many people they are chronic or severe enough to seriously interfere with activities and quality of life.

Sinus headaches are common this time of year, due to allergies (see the article on allergies, in the “respiratory” category, for more information). Many people suffer from migraines, and an unlucky few experience cluster headaches. Most of us sometimes have tension headaches, attributable to stress and/or exhaustion.

Fortunately, headaches of all kinds respond well to acupuncture and herbal treatment.  Continue reading