My mother suffered
for years with terrible headaches. To the point she would vomit
around the clock for 24 hrs before it would ease up. My sister
and I would have to take her to the emergency room they would
drug her up and send her home. We went to doctor after doctor
trying to find out what was wrong with her. They would say its
just a migraine. Well after about 3 years they figured out it
was muscle spasms in her neck. Doing acupuncture in those muscles
in her neck finally relieved her pain.
Migraines can be stress induced, as can be muscle tension. What
caused both the symptoms was the Liver's response to stress
which includes both problems. In any case, acupuncture is effective
on both manifestations of the same problem.
There is a neat
saying in Chinese medicine. "One needle cures a hundred diseases."
What that means is that although the patient may have a variety
of symptoms, one needle that addresses the underlying and common
cause to them all can treat them all. This patient had two manifestations,
but one cause. In treating that cause, treated both manifestations.