Getting Rid of Headaches with Acupuncture & Cupping

by Jamie Holland, LAc, ABT, ACN

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.


Michelle Astringer
Michelle Astringer
2024-03-26
I have been working with Jamie 2x per week for the past couple of weeks. He is extremely attentive, understanding and thorough. I was nervous to start with acupuncture because of my herniated disc and fear of needles but he has made the experience feel very safe and comfortable. I’ve noticed a decrease in pain after suffering for over a year. Highly recommend!
Dani Zocante
Dani Zocante
2024-03-23
We learned about this facility years ago, and try to do a session every week, both practitioners are fantastic!
ashley snider
ashley snider
2024-03-05
My first visit to this clinic was incredible. I found it to be educational, supportive and a step in the right direction for my health. Jamie was attentive and provided helpful information and recommendations. Already have a treatment plan underway and my next appointment booked! Highly recommend for anyone interested in acupuncture and what it has to offer.
Carrie Butler
Carrie Butler
2024-01-24
Jamie was amazing! He was so nice and very knowledgeable. It was my first time getting acupuncture and he explained each step and what to expect. I would definitely recommend him.
Ginny
Ginny
2023-12-30
Crystal was able to get me in quickly. Highly recommend.
Sarah Llerena
Sarah Llerena
2023-12-14
I recently had an incredible experience at this place, and I don't even know where to begin. I found myself in unbearable back pain, unable to stand up straight, and unsure of what caused it. Fortunately, I was able to schedule a prompt appointment, and Jamie's expertise was truly amazing! After receiving both cupping and acupuncture treatments, I noticed a remarkable improvement right away and within just two days, i was 95% back to my normal self. Don't hesitate to book an appointment here—it made a significant difference for me.
Thomas Najar
Thomas Najar
2023-11-20
Great service at a good price. Convenient location, knowledgable staff, clean and inviting clinic.
Tracy Carr
Tracy Carr
2023-11-10
This is the best place ever! I get cupping and acupuncture when my back starts acting up and leave feeling like 50 pounds was lifted off my back. Crystal and Jamie are very thorough in their questions to understand what’s going on and the treatment they provide. And the prices can’t be beat. 10/10
Liz Spanos
Liz Spanos
2023-11-10
I have been going to Lakewood Community Acupuncture for over a year and can’t imagine my life without it now!! It can truly help with so much - from physical pain (I have issues with my pelvic floor and multiple herniated discs) to emotional blocks, energy deficiencies and more! I ALWAYS feel better after acupuncture. I’ve seen all the practitioners and they are all extremely skilled, but Crystal is my go-to. She is not only very gentle and effective but always a delight to connect with. For the quality of service, atmosphere and price, you cannot do better. It’s been a game changer for me. Wholeheartedly recommend!!

Contact

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

Hours

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9-7pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
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