Category Archives: Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been around for centuries and has proven to be successful with many conditions over the years. Acupuncture helps the body to become more balanced by stimulating various point on the body, called meridians. By balancing the meridians, the proper balance of energy flow, called Qi, is restored throughout the body. when the body achieves balance, it can function better and thus heal itself from various health concerns. By Dr. Jennifer Wise, DC

Top 5 Natural Treatments for Headache Relief!

Get Relief From Headaches Naturally!

There is nothing worse than a splitting headache.  Life can really be difficult, almost impossible at times if you suffer from headaches on a regular basis.  The aching and throbbing make it tough to do anything, not to mention the tight muscles and neck pain that can be associated with a headache.  Life is so much better without a headache.

Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, and there are many different types and causes.  The good news is that for most common headaches, there are some amazing treatments that are all natural and can give you relief without taking medications or having to undergo risky procedures.

I have put together the top 5 natural headache relieving treatments available at Synergy Institute.  These treatments all address the various causes and symptoms of most headaches including sinus headaches, tension headaches, and migraine headaches.

Here are my top 5 Recommended Natural Treatments for Headache Relief.

  1. Chiropractic Care: This is usually where I recommend people start in the quest for headache relief.  A Chiropractor can listen to your symptoms and examine you to see if any of your spinal bones may be out of alignment causing mechanical pressure in the head and neck.  Any spinal misalignment can nerve irritation and tight muscles.   An x-ray is also a valuable part of the examination that allows the Chiropractor to see the exact position of the spinal bines and if there is anything out of alignment.  Chiropractic has been my number one tool in headache relief!
  2. Acupuncture:  Acupuncture has also been very successful with headache relief.  After a consultation and evaluation the acupuncturist then determines a course of action based upon what seems to be out of balance.  The treatment consists of the insertion of very tiny needles into very specific points that allow the body’s energy to move back to normal.  Acupuncture does not hurt and patients usually become more relaxed than ever during treatment.
  3. Diet – Nutrition-Food Sensitivity:  This is a pretty big subject area to cover, but I do want to mention it because it is a very important and even some simple dietary changes can make a huge impact on headache relief.  I will just bring up a few key points to consider.  It is important to identify if the patient is eating foods on a regular basis that they may be causing irritation.  Identifying those offender and removing them for a treatment period can be very effective.  In addition to removing foods that cause sensitivities, it is also important to remove harmful foods like sugars, soda, refined foods, processed foods, tobacco, and chemicals etc. that are being consumed.  Headaches can result when the body becomes toxic or poisoned from these substances.  The next thing to address is eating a balanced diet with lots of vegetables and adequate protein and making sure basic supplements like a high quality multivitamin and fish oil are part of that regimen.  DON’T underestimate the power of the food that you put in your body.
  4. K Laser Therapy:  K Laser Therapy is a new laser treatment that we have been using for many different conditions like joint pain, tight muscles, arthritis, swelling, tendonitis, and bursitis.  It is a class IV laser therapy that reduces inflammation and pain.  It also helps to relax the muscles and quickly break up trigger points in the treated area.  We use a specific headache relief protocol on the head and neck and even have an additional protocol for sinus headache  This treatment is even popular in veterinary medicine to help animals get relief.
  5. Spinal Decompression:  Spinal Decompression has been helpful to patients that have headaches as a result of degenerative disc disease and other disc problems such as herniations and bulges.  The treatment gently and comfortably stretches the spine to remove the compressive force that causes the pinching of the spinal nerves.  After a series of treatments the discs become more hydrated the spaces between the bones increases.  Most of our clients tolerate decompression well and love the increased range of motion they have afterward.

Of course there are many more options for natural headache relief, but these just happen to be my favorite and most common secret weapons in the war against headaches and are always a great place to start.  Each patient is different and we make sure that we are matching up the right treatments for their exact needs.  We only recommend the specific treatments that can be helpful for the individual.

If you suffer from headaches and would like to find out if any of these natural treatment can help sign up for our Pain Relief Special and then call one of our three convenient locations to schedule your appointment.

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Get Answers To Your Top Five Acupuncture Questions!

Naperville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield Acupuncture

Try Acupuncture Today!

Have you have ever considered trying acupuncture for pain relief or wellness? Have you been told by a friend to try it? The answer is probably yes. In recent years acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Each year, more and more people are trying it and incorporating Acupuncture into their regular healthcare program.

Most people I talk to would consider acupuncture, but would like some answers to some of their question. Here are the top five questions that almost every patient asks before beginning treatment.

“Does Acupuncture Work?”
Yes, acupuncture has worked for centuries and has proven itself over and over again with various conditions. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture to be effective, and many medical doctors are even referring their patients to acupuncturists for treatment.

“How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture helps the body achieve balance by stimulating various points in the body called meridians. The needles are inserted into the meridians to help balance the energy flow called Qi. When proper energy flow and balance are restored, all of the organs and systems function in harmony and the body can then begin to heal itself.

“What Are the Conditions that can Acupuncture Help?”
Acupuncture has been successful with many conditions and can also be used in a wellness program to keep the body functioning at it’s best. Some of the most common conditions helped by acupuncture are….

  • Neck pain& Back Pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Foot Pain & Knee Pain
  • Tennis & Golfer’s elbow
  • Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Fertility
  • Insomnia & Sleeping Problems
  • TMJ & Facial Pain
  • and much more!

“Does Acupuncture Hurt?”
Acupuncture does not hurt. The needles used in acupuncture are very fine and cause little or no pain when inserted into the meridians. Many patients, even the most needle phobic, remark that they barely feel a thing and report that they feel more relaxed during the acupuncture session than they remember being in a long time.

“How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?”
Acupuncture is very affordable and usually ranges between $50 and $75 per treatment. The cost depends on duration, number of points stimulated, and if electro-stimulation is used. Many insurance companies even cover the cost of the acupuncture session.

Hopefully you have most of your questions about acupuncture answered. If you live in Naperville, Bolingbrook, or Plainfield and are ready to give Acupuncture a try…Call Synergy Institute today at 630-922-5790 for A FREE Acupuncture Consultation.

Remember acupuncture isn’t just for pain relief and symptom care. Acupuncture is a form of wellness care that can help keep your body functioning at its best and stay well!