Acupuncture for Headaches

Natural pain relief

Acupuncture has been shown through numerous studies and independent reviews to have a positive affect on reducing the frequency and severity of headaches, as well as decreasing the need for standard pain medication. Find out how our experienced acupuncture practitioners can help provide gentle, natural pain relief for your headaches.

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Benefits of acupuncture

Research published in the March 15 issue of the British Medical Journal states that when compared to a control group using conventional care the researchers found the group using acupuncture care reported that they*:

  • experienced 22 fewer days with headaches,
  • used 15% less medication,
  • made 25% fewer visits to their doctor,
  • took 15% fewer days off sick from work than the control group.

*after a year of treatment

This research was supported by reviews by independent Cochrane Library (clinician database) confirming acupuncture as an effective alternative and complementary method for tension headache and migraine treatment. The statistics found acupuncture to be significant and a clinically relevant treatment for reducing the number of headache days and severity.

A Cochrane review by Linde and his colleagues (, found that forty-seven percent of patients who received acupuncture reported a decrease in the number of headache days by at least half, compared with 16 percent of patients in the control groups.

This also resulted in fewer visits to the doctor and fewer sick days off work. Overall, the research found that acupuncture seemed to be a cost-effective treatment for headaches and migraines, and it also provided additional benefits to mainstream drug therapy.

How does it help?

Acupuncture helps reduce headaches in several ways:

  • it is typically a painless and relaxing therapy
  • it promotes blood flow in areas where circulation is poor
  • it reduces blood flow in areas that are affecting the headache or migraine
  • it helps to relieve tension that can be one of the underlying causes of headaches
  • the treatment reduces overall stress and anxiety

When and how should I start?

As all headaches and migraines are unique to the individual, we recommend that you call immediately to make an appointment with one of our acupuncturists to develop an effective headache or migraine treatment plan. We may also recommend that you combine your acupuncture treatment with lifestyle changes, including breathing techniques, dietary changes, and/or natural herbal remedies; which have proven to be an extremely successful when used in combination.

Once you have experienced a reduction in the frequency and severity of your headaches or migraines, we recommend to continuing with acupuncture as a preventative measure.

Scientific studies show that acupuncture is an effective method for reducing the number of headaches by at least half, as well as reducing the severity episodes.

Specific Tests

  • PH Tests
  • Zinc Tests

  • Headache Acupuncturists

  • Greg Bantick

    Chinese Medicine,Acupuncture

    B.Ac (Aust), Dip.Ac (China), M.T.O.M (U.S.A).


    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    Greg Bantick has been in practice since 1975 in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has particular interests in dermatology, digestive, mood and auto-immune disorders.

  • Tina White


    Dip. Naturopathy, Dip. Acupuncture, Dip Medical Herbalism, Dip. Holistic Massage


    Tina has over 30 year’s clinical practice in natural therapies. As a practitioner in naturopathy and acupuncture, Tina has remarkable insight coupled with a caring nature and is a beacon of hope for those she cares for.

  • Please Note: The information provided on Health and Healing Wellness Centre Website is designed to compliment, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his / her own physician.

    Page last updated 24-Sep-2019



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