Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines
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Acupuncture for headaches and migraines
It has recently been National Headache Week and the team at Ambrosia has been busy successfully treating headaches and migraines.

The pain of headaches and migraines can impact every aspect of your life. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have been used to relieve Headaches and Migraines, as well as their underlying causes, for thousands of years.

We aim to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to you using a variety of techniques dependent on a number of variables: Is the headache behind your eyes and temples, or more on the top of your head or in your sinuses? When do your headaches occur (i.e. night, morning, after eating particular foods, at a particular time in your menstrual cycle)? Do you find that a cold compress or a dark room can alleviate some of the pain? Do you describe the pain as dull and throbbing, or sharp and piercing?  These questions will help create a clear picture on which we can create a treatment plan specifically for you.  The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary from person to person.  Some symptoms will be relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments.

Since the early seventies, studies around the globe have suggested that acupuncture is an effective treatment for migraines and headaches. Recent studies show extremely positive results:  In a study, published in the June 2003 Issue of Medical Acupuncture, doctors found that acupuncture resulted in the resolution or reduction in the frequency and severity of cluster headaches, and a decrease or discontinuation of medications. It was concluded that Acupuncture can be used to provide sustained relief from cluster headaches and to stimulate adrenal cortisol to aid in discontinuing corticosteroids.
In a study published in the November 1999 issue of Cephalalgia, scientists evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of migraines and recurrent headaches by systematically reviewing 22 randomized controlled trials. A total of 1,042 patients were examined. It was found that headache and migraine sufferers experienced significantly more relief from acupuncture than patients who were administered "sham" acupuncture.

Work, stress, alcohol and poor diet choices combined with lack of exercise can create disharmony in the body which then leads to pain in one form or another according to the system of Chinese Medicine. This disharmony can be treated effectively with  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to bring about lasting improvement.

Manage your pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbs as part of a comprehensive treatment program with Tania & Bartley.
look forward to helping you feel more relaxed and pain free so call us now on 9665 4341 and book an appointment today

Book in for a wonderfully rejuvenating massage with Patricia - Thr & Sun 8 am - 2 pm, by appointment only.

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We look forward to seeing you all soon,
Tania & Bartley & Patricia

Ambrosia Health Centre
WINNER 2007, 2009, Finalist 2011
Randwick City Business Excellence Awards OUTSTANDING HEALTH Centre

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Medicine and food are of the same source", says the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (the Neijing 300BC).
You are what you eat & this is true at all levels of consumption.
Look at food from a different perspective and you'll be amazed at what you see. 
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Come along, bring a friend, & find out the answers to these questions and more.
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Pranayama is an ancient yogic practice of breath control, that clears energy blockages and assists you  in  deepening your meditation practice.  It is great tool for insomnia, pain and all stress-related conditions.
You will learn various techniques to extend your breath, calm your mind / emotions and balance your central nervous system.  Live a life you love, in a body you love .... one thought at a time. 
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Generate more energy in your life with DO-IN, a safe and easy to learn method of self massage, based on the ancient principles of acupuncture, which awakens our energy channels & connects us to the energy flow within.
DO-IN is the perfect morning routine to clear your mind, put you in a good mood, get your body working well and give you a good source of energy. It also makes a great mid-day break activity to quickly relax and recharge you.
DO-IN enhances other forms of bodywork and keeps you in better balance between visits. When paired with good nutrition and daily exercise, the regular practice of DO-IN helps assure you of a constant supply of energy that keeps your nervous system and emotions in peak condition. 
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