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ACUPUNCTURE GETS A HEAD OF PAIN
Today's "Epicurious" Men & Women Find Migraine Relief with Medical Acupuncture
Are you a chocoholic?
A wine connoisseur?
Do you find yourself craving the usual morning caffeine fix?
If you are one of the 25 million men and women who are prone to migraine headaches, be mindful that 10 to 30 percent of migraine sufferers pinpoint diet triggers. Indulging in certain foods can trigger throbbing head pain, as well as nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light, sound and smells. Over 64 million workdays are lost each year as a result of this debilitating condition.
"Finding the cause of migraine headaches is like peeling the layers of an onion," said Jeff A. Baird, D.O., of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) with a private practice in Parker, Arizona. "Certain foods may be to blame, but a combination of stress, smoking, medications and certain birth control pills can also contribute to this often debilitating pain."
To help migraine patients find the fastest relief possible, Dr. Baird uses medical acupuncture, a treatment practiced by trained, licensed physicians that combines conventional Western medicine with acupuncture techniques. For Dr. Baird's patients, migraine therapy usually includes taking medication at the onset of pain followed by an acupuncture session. During the session, very thin needles are inserted into points on the body, releasing endorphins and directly relaxing the muscle contractions contributing to migraine pain.
Frequent migraine sufferers usually experience diminished pain within three or four sessions, sometimes returning two or three times to stabilize pain.
Your audience would be interested to know the AAMA is the medical specialty society for physicians who integrate acupuncture with conventional Western medicine. They can also learn more about medical acupuncture and locate a doctor in their area by calling 800-521-2262 or by visiting the AAMA web site at www.medicalacupuncture.org.
Dr. Baird and many of the AAMA's 2,000 member physicians in your area are available for broadcast and print interviews.