Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Acupuncture treatment at Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture at Eastowne, LLC, in Chapel Hill, NC can help lessen headache pain intensity and frequency. Acupuncture treatment designed to unblock congested channels and massage and hot/cold therapy is both relaxing and therapeutic – a non-drug treatment that helps on many levels. Read more to learn about acupuncture treatment for headaches.

Headaches and Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist serving the Triangle since 1995, and she has helped many patients suffering from headache pain. Before receiving acupuncture, Dr.Oskardmay will perform a clinical examination to determine what type of headache you have and decide which treatment is best suited for you. Proper assessment is essential because headaches and headache sufferers are unique. Pain in the head, caused by a variety of things, can affect people in different ways. Many people find their headache causes range from hormonal imbalance to neck muscle tightness or eye strain. Others find that their headaches are associated with diet and food choices, and some associate headaches with extreme hot or cold or when the barometric pressure is too high or too low. For some people, headaches come on from too much stress or other emotional issues. Whatever the triggers of your headaches, be sure to tell Dr. Oskardmay.

Headaches may last hours and come on frequently or be brief but piercing, affecting eyesight. Headaches come in a variety of styles and affect each person differently. Genetic and environmental influences play a large role in headache presentation. People whose parents or siblings have headaches frequently realize they have similar representations. It is essential to tell the acupuncturist about your headache’s many causes and associations to help them create the best treatment plan for you.

Many seek relief from headaches using medications, while others find that they require bed rest with the lights out, doors closed, and sounds muted to get relief. A warm bath might help some people, whereas cold application is better for others. Tell Dr. Oskardmay what types of therapies have helped you and what feels right, as well as what makes your headache worse – these are all clues to help fix the problem using acupuncture treatment. If you have sought treatment from other providers, let Dr. Oskardmay know. Care providers can work together to get you the best results.

At our office, we offer chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture and some massage and other physical modalities. Many people find that the combination of different therapies reduces pain effectively. Additionally, Dr. Oskardmay provides each patient with personalized care suggestions such as nutrition changes, exercises to incorporate, or self-stretching activities to keep headache pain away.

If you experience headaches every day, or less frequently, and would like to use acupuncture to help reduce symptoms, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay can help. She is fully licensed in the state of NC and certified with the NCCAOM. We maintain safe, sanitary conditions to protect everyone’s health and ample handicapped accessible parking directly in front of our office. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our office, contact us at 919-929-1400, email us at or schedule online at

Serving the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, and the rest of the NC Triangle

205 Providence Rd. Chapel Hill NC 27514 | Phone: (919) 929-1400

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