Getting Rid of Headaches with Acupuncture and Cupping

Raise your hand if you get headaches

Imagine you are in a room filled with one hundred people who were all asked to raise their hands if they have had a headache this year. Are you one of the approximately fifty people who would raise their hand? There is a 50/50 chance that you are, because around 50% of the population experience headaches in any given year. (5

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and it’s no wonder why. Many of us work jobs requiring us to hold our bodies in awkward positions for long hours; this includes sitting at a desk job all day. We live in a high stress society with demanding jobs, lifestyles, societal pressures, tense politics, and social hardships that can make us emotionally and physically cringe on a daily basis. 

No matter what our contributing factors are, many people hold their physical and emotional stress in the upper back, neck and shoulders and are unable to fully relax the muscles which attach to the base of the skull. These tense muscles, pull on the scalp and create a tension headaches.

How can acupuncture and cupping help?

Cupping is a suction therapy used to stretch the muscles and fascia, increase blood flow and break up knots and adhesions. For headaches, we often place a number of cups on the upper back, neck and shoulders to release the muscles attached to the occiput (base of the skull).

Acupuncture has been shown in multiple studies to reduce the intensity and duration of headaches (1, 3), often even better than drugs (2). Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural painkillers, decreases inflammation, increases healthy blood flow, and resets the nervous system (4). In Chinese medicine all pain is considered to have a stagnant quality in the channels and pathways of the body and the pain relieving function of acupuncture comes from acupuncture's ability to move Qi and blood and unblock the channels. 

Here at Lakewood Community Acupuncture, we work with patients who have headaches regularly and have great results! Schedule an appointment today for an acupuncture and cupping session to get rid of those debilitating headaches.

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Lakewood acupuncture isa great to help relieve pain and stress. Just after my first visit I immediately had less pain and more flexibility. The new office is super clean, very bright and private. Consistently have visited in the last several weeks and have seen dramatic results all therapist are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Is hidden gem will change your life!
Matt Luby
Matt Luby
2021-03-28
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LCA truly is wonderful. Jamie is incredibly intuitive with his acupuncture practice. As someone with chronic back pain, I am incredibly grateful of his expertise and caring touch. Their space is clean, safe and welcoming. Keep up the great work! You are appreciated!
Rachel Rowland
Rachel Rowland
2021-03-26
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Jamie and Crystal are amazing practitioners! They are so knowledgable, warm and thorough. Their space is very relaxing and comfortable. I highly recommend LCA!
Maggie Berigan
Maggie Berigan
2020-12-02
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Wonderful Acupuncture clinic! Great affordable care that can treat many different aliments. The staff is super caring and knowledgable.
Katie Cleveland
Katie Cleveland
2020-12-02
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I have been seeing Jamie Holland for more than a year now and he is truly amazing. I work with my hands constantly and can honestly say he is the reason I can keep working without pain. Always great energy, great acupuncture and great cupping. He is incredibly detail oriented and has such a high level of compassion. Can’t recommend Lakewood Community Acupuncture enough!
Jacob Cohen
Jacob Cohen
2020-11-30
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Jamie is one of the BEST acupuncturists I have ever worked with. Always calming and good hearted, he is a great energy to be around. Also always sleep better and feel less stressed after my appointments. I recommend everyone I know to see him!
Anna Miller
Anna Miller
2020-11-06
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Jamie (co-founder + practitioner) is an incredibly kind and effective healer. As a person with three chronic infections, I am usually pretty hesitant to seek out new treatments. I am so glad I got over my fear and made an appointment with Jamie, however, because I finally feel like both my chronic pain and fatigue are much more manageable. Thank you for all you do, Jamie! I am beyond grateful for you and Lakewood Community Acupuncture as a whole.
Zascha Samuels
Zascha Samuels
2020-07-04
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Crystal is sweet, knowledgeable, empathetic, nurturing and provides so much love in her acupuncture sessions here. I’ve been going here for months and I love the energy and intention of the space. Highly recommend!
Sara Watt
Sara Watt
2020-01-25
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I went in for my first-ever acupuncture treatment, and Jamie was amazing! He was so helpful and thorough, and took the time to explain exactly what he was doing since I'm new to the practice. I also tried cupping for the first time here as well, and I noticed an immediate difference after the session. I'll definitely be back!
katherine Kelly
katherine Kelly
2019-10-21

Contact

7114 W Jefferson Ave, Suite 112,
Lakewood, CO 80235
(720) 242-9756
info@lakewoodacupuncture.org

Hours

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-2pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm
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