A short overview of what headache is, and how acupuncture, more specifically an acupressure mat, can alleviate or even cure headaches.
Let’s first define a headache!
To put it simply, a headache is a pain in the head caused by a variety of causes. These can be tension, muscle contraction, circulation problems, trauma, infections, even some medications can cause headaches (particularly when they are being withdrawn)!
One common way to define headaches is to split it into three groups: tension headaches, migraines and cervicogenic.
Tension-type headaches are the most common. People who suffer this kind of headache usually have mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head. The pain is commonly described as having a “band” around head which is being inexorably tightened.
Practically everybody has experienced this type of headache at some time in their lives, and some people are more affected than others.
Migraines affect far fewer people than tension-type headaches and have a much shorter duration but the symptoms are more severe.
They are more common among women and are usually one-sided. In severe cases migraines can force the sufferer to stay in bed for days.
The last type of headache to be separately described is the “cervicogenic” type. Pain that originates from muscles in your neck or from your spine can be felt in your head.
Who suffers from headaches?
Nearly everyone will suffer a headache at some point in time. There are studies that suggest as many as 50 million Americans may be suffering from more or less chronic headaches.
What can acupuncture do for headaches?
Acupuncture has been used to treat headaches from the earliest beginnings of traditional Chinese medicine.
All different kinds of headache are relieved effectively by acupuncture. One big plus with acupuncture is that there are no side effects.
Conventional medicine does not know how acupuncture works, but there have been lots of studies that show it is effective.
The “Hedgehog Mat” uses the same basic treatment principle as acupuncture, but instead of needles it uses acupressure points.
Simply relax on the mat, and the numerous acupressure points (more than 6000), will trigger your immune system.
Since the mat is in your home you can use it at any time, no need to make appointments and take time off work.
This amazing and powerful headache cure has been developed in Sweden, based on research done in Russia and the US.