Migraine Treatment in Bolton

Highly effective migraine treatment in Bolton

If you suffer with migraines, you’ll know the significant and negative impact they can have on your life. Whether you’re avoiding sunny days, your favourite food, or even a late night, even the risk of getting a migraine can hold you back and stop you doing what you want to do when you want to do it.

At Park Hill in Bolton, we offer specialist migraine treatment in the form of electro acupuncture. Incorporating 2,000-year-old traditional methods of therapeutic pain relief with cutting-edge modern technology, this innovative technique is designed to provide both immediate and long-term migraine relief and is available for patients across Greater Manchester.

Why do people get migraines?

Whilst the exact cause of migraines is unknown, they are thought to be caused by unusual brain activity affecting the nerve signals and blood vessels in the brain.

Susceptibility to migraines can also be passed down through the family – the majority of sufferers will have at least one family member who also get these extreme headaches. The triggers can vary from person to person, but usually involve flashing or bright lights, certain foods such as chocolate, skipping meals and lack of sleep.

Many people may be aware of their own triggers and feel trapped planning their lives around avoiding them. Electro acupuncture offers effective migraine relief, meaning you can go back to enjoying life as you should.

Migraine symptoms and stages

As a migraine sufferer, you will understand that it can be much more than just a headache. Migraines usually involve intense pain on one side of the head, often with a moderate to severe throbbing sensation which gets worse if you move.

This can prevent you from carrying out your normal day-to-day activities, making movements, speaking or even just standing up near impossible. Other common symptoms of a migraine include:

  •  Nausea
  •  Vomiting
  •  Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  •  Problems with vision

Others may experience:

  •  Sweating
  •  Numbness around the mouth or extremities
  •  Feeling very hot or cold
  •  Stomach pains

If you’ve had these symptoms, it is likely that you have experienced a migraine. If these problems persist, you may wish to speak to your GP or visit us at our surgery in Bolton in Greater Manchester for an electro acupuncture migraine relief consultation.

A migraine often develops in very distinct stages; however, these can differ for everyone. Most commonly, this would involve:

  1. The prodromal stageSymptoms of a migraine can occur hours or even days before the actual attack. This can include changes in mood or energy levels as well as behavioural changes and affected appetite. These are all signs that a migraine may be on its way.
  2. AuraThis is the moment most people notice the onset of a migraine attack. This usually involves visual problems such as flashing lights or blind spots which can last anywhere from five minutes to a few hours.
  3. HeadacheThe pain from a migraine can be extremely severe, usually presenting as a pulsating or throbbing pain on one side of the head. This is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to bright lights and loud noises. These symptoms can last between four and 72 hours. You may find that sleeping in a darkened room is the best thing to do at this stage.
  4. ResolutionEventually, though, the pain and other symptoms of a migraine gradually fade away. You may still feel tired and have mild headaches for a few days after.

Treating migraines with electro acupuncture

Migraines can be extremely distressing and frequent pain and fear of an attack can potentially have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life.

That’s why we offer our patients across Greater Manchester a unique solution at our Bolton clinic. We are specialist providers in this highly specialist field of migraine treatment, offering electro acupuncture migraine relief administered by fully qualified practitioners.

What is electro acupuncture?

Electro acupuncture involves applying a very small electrical current to acupuncture needles so that they stimulate the pressure points causing migraine discomfort.

First, your highly skilled practitioner will place the acupuncture needle in the optimal position by hand. Then, they attach an electrode to it which delivers a small, pulsating current of around 10 to 80 milliamps to stimulate beneath the skin.

Traditionally, this treatment would be carried out by moving the needle by hand. The electrical pulse allows the needle to mimic these movements without causing any tissue damage. Doing it this way also gives the practitioner real precision and total control over the frequency and amount of pressure applied.

Electro acupuncture can also be used for a number of different conditions – not just migraine relief. The controlled electrical stimulation has been proven to deliver good results in the treatment of several neurological conditions, including chronic pain, spasms and even paralysis.

Is electro acupuncture safe?

Electro acupuncture is an extremely safe procedure when carried out by a trained practitioner. Serious side effects are virtually nonexistent; however, you may experience some minor bruising or slight bleeding when the needle is withdrawn. In a few very rare cases, there may be a worsening of symptoms for a few days before things start feeling better.

In fact, some patients even describe the procedure as relaxing and pleasurable – so there is nothing to worry about!

Long-lasting migraine treatment in Bolton, Greater Manchester

If you’re tired of suffering from migraines and are interesting in this cutting-edge migraine relief solution, please call us today to book your consultation at our clinic in Bolton. Our team are highly trained and experienced in this specialist area of treatment to patients across Greater Manchester.

Initital Consultation£50
Treatment£75 per session

Call us on 01204 770 600 or come visit us at the Park Hill surgery in Bolton, Greater Manchester, to book your electro acupuncture consultation appointment with the team.