Migraine / Headache

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a holistic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Migraine and Headaches. The individual and their respective history and lifestyle is important when attempting to understand the cause of the condition, and when considering the most effective treatment.

A TCM practitioner will consider many factors in relation to Migraine and Headaches including:

Constitution (including potential inherited conditions)

Emotions ( a recent study in UCD found that ‘84% of people with Migraine also suffer from a combination of anger, fear, worry and depression’)

Diet (as related to potential ‘trigger’ foods related to migraines)


Accidents (or related trauma)

External Pathogenic factors, including cold, wind and dampness.

Acupuncture and TCM can help in the treatment of Migraine and headaches by:

Reducing inflammation

Providing pain relief

Reducing electrical waves in the brain associated with migraine

Affecting serotonin

Modulating intracranial and extra-cranial blood flow.

For further information or talk with one of our Practitioners please call 085 865 8818  or book an appointment below. We offer a Free Consultation.

The Long-term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Internal Medicine, April 2017.

Acupuncture restores balance to brain regions affected by migraine

Neuroimage Clin. 2017 May 22;15:367-375.

Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial. 

BMJ, August 2005.