I was suffering from migraine headaches when I started coming to Elements Acupuncture. The pain was severe in my left temple lasting for 3 days. The throbbing, intense pain caused fatigue, difficulty sleeping, depression, irritability and hopelessness. It was difficult for me to work or enjoy any activity.
I tried medications such as Imitrex, Tylenol and aspirin only to discover I am unable to use aspirin anymore due to overuse. I began to have rebound headaches. Imitrex has very unpleasant side effects and is a dangerous drug which could possibly cause a stroke.
I began to feel significant improvements after 5 acupuncture treatments. At this point, I feel 90% better. I now feel I can live my life as I want to and am able to be more socially involved which I never could as I would always end up with a crippling migraine attack. I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like depression and fatigue. I have also discovered that my fall allergies are very mild. I have had severe fall allergies since my early twenties.
During acupuncture treatments, I felt peaceful and very comfortable. The clinic is calming and peaceful and the staff is very professional. I would recommend acupuncture to anyone with chronic pain because it is far better than taking prescription drugs and enduring the terrible side effects.