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Posted on 07-13-2017
Migraine headaches are a common symptom that is seen in our office. Patients that have migraine headaches range from weekly occurrences to monthly to a few times a year. Some people are fortunate enough to know the triggers of their migraines, so that when something occurs they are able to stay ahead of the pain and reduce the symptoms. Unfortunately for others, they have no idea what causes the migraine to occur and can come out of nowhere.
Acupuncture is a great option for migraine suffers, because the side effects are slim to none and the results can be phenomenal. Acupuncture works by regulating the body's energy (also known as Qi). If you have an imbalance of Qi, you can experience a wide array of symptoms, including migraines.
In our office, we use a special diagnostic tool called an Acugraph. This is an instrument that measures the Qi in specific acupuncture points. These numbers will be converted into a graph, which allows us to know exactly how much energy is in each meridian and which points will help correct any imbalances. We retest at each visit, so we have the most accurate treatment for your body. There are also acupuncture points that help reduce any symptoms. So for a migraine patient, we can balance the body's energy with the points from the graph and then additional points to help reduce the symptoms of the migraine headache. With this combination, we can help the patient feel better faster and potentially decrease the number of times a migraine occurs.
Many patients report feeling relief within a few hours after an acupuncture session. In addition to decreased migraine symptoms, many say that they feel more relaxed and less stressed. Those sound like great potential side effects to me!
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After just one session of Acupuncture and a Chiropractic Adjustment my pain level immediately began to reside and I had a renewed sense of hope. I really could not believe it. Dr. Kristine had already started giving me back my life.
You did it again! I feel like a million bucks! I truly feel like I get my "money's worth" when you treat me. Not only do you treat the problem at hand but you go the extra mile to do some preventative work.
Dr. Baker is my miracle. Her caring ways and knowledgeable hands have helped me when no one else would. When I moved away from the area, I tried another acupuncturist and did not get as good results as with Dr. Baker. She has changed my life and I thank God every day that I met her and that she cared enough to help when no one else would.
I remember leaving my initial appointment feeling very empowered. I didn’t feel guilty, defeated, or responsible anymore. I felt very hopeful. I truly believe that the regular acupuncture and chiropractic adjustments played a huge role in my success with getting pregnant this second time.
I feel so blessed to have been referred to Dr. Baker as I feel that she has totally improved my quality of life. I will always be grateful to my friend at church for leading me to her and I will always be grateful to her for making my life more enjoyable.