Acupuncture treats constant headaches and neck pain ADVERTORIAL

2016-12-22 06:01

FREQUENT or constant headaches accompanied by neck pain often indicates some problems related to neck muscles.

A poor or wrong body posture along with stress and tension have been found to manifest into severe headaches and neck pain. Wrong body posture can put strain on the back of the neck through which the occipital nerve passes. Constantly watching television or the computer screen for a long time can strain the eye muscles and cause pain in the eyes and head.

Other causes of head and neck pain are stress, tension, poor lighting conditions, migraine and meningitis. Cluster headaches, physical injury or trauma can also neck and head pain. Frequent headaches accompanied by neck and jaw pain and stiffness are caused by a disorder called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).

Pain medication can alleviate the condition temporarily, proper identification of the underlying cause is required to treat and prevent this condition.

Acupuncture, cupping and therapeutic massage helps in increasing blood circulation thereby relaxing the muscles and relieving the tension of the neck and easing the head pain. Headaches that originate from the problems of the neck or neck muscles can be relieved with acupuncture and assists in reducing levels of stress and tension.

Regular exercise maintaining correct body posture, management of stress and anxiety and relaxation techniques can also help in coping with head and neck pain. Don’t let pain dominate your life, consult the doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. If you have not found the remedy for your health problems, don’t despair, maybe it’s time your tried acupuncture.

Contact Dr Meena Kasim on 032 944 2761/ 082 786 4127 for an appointment at Shop 13B, Tongaat City, 293 Main Road, Tongaat (Nu Shop passage). Branches in Overport and Chatsworth as well. - Supplied.

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