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Acupuncture is a great treatment for Neck Pain due to Whiplash after an Auto Accident. 

Acupuncture helps ease muscle tension after an auto collision and relieves headaches, neck pain, shoulder and back pain.

  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Aleesha D Ackerman is no stranger to neck pain and migraine headaches. After being struck by a semi truck during her last year of high school, Aleesha’s life was forever changed. Since getting pain relief from acupuncture, Aleesha has dedicated her life to helping others to Feel better and Move forward in life, as she has. Read Aleesha’s Story Here.

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

Schedule an Appointment with Aleesha Here

Aleesha D is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS. She will also be certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture starting in Spring of 2019. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help many things, including wrinkle reduction and improve collagen. Read more on what Facial Rejuvenation can do for you here.

Aleesha suffered many years herself with debilitating migraine headaches almost every single day for over fifteen years! She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better as quickly as possible.

Feel better, Move forward

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha atAnokaAcupuncture.com

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in downtown Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

What is a Qi Deficiency-type Headache and How Can You Avoid This Common Headache-type?

Licensed Acupuncturists treat headaches everyday because, well because acupuncture is good at treating headaches and other pain issues. 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, a Qi Deficiency-type headache is….

The symptoms of a Qi Deficiency Headache are usually a dull pain in the head which lingers, brought on by physical activity or fatigue. If the Qi Deficiency pattern of disease continues un-checked, it usually progresses into a Blood Deficiency-type Headache (to be explained in a future post)

Is Your Headache a Tension Headache?-Read Here to Find Out

Eat & Rest 

Qi Deficiency Headaches can be avoided by eating regular meals on time and taking the time to rest properly. Each individual is different and one must learn in his or her life what works best, i.e., eating every two hours versus every four hours or taking time every day to rest or sleep.

Avoid Stress when possible. Try a daily practice of Mindfulness Meditation if you are dealing with stress.

Read About Mindfulness Meditation Here.

Of course, always be sure to drink enough water! You may have to drag around a water vessel to remember to refill it in order to actually maintain hydration throughout the day. I am a somewhat visual learner and, knowing this about myself I have learned some tricks like this that have really made an impact on my quality of life!

  • Eat regular meals
  • Get enough Sleep/ Rest
  • Avoid Stress
  • Stay Hydrated

 

Populations Prone to Qi Deficiency Headaches:

We are all different. Some of us have had physical trauma which can tap out our energy reserves faster than others who haven’t, maybe been in a major auto collision or had a major debilitating injury or illness which took time to recover from. We may be prone to becoming more easily fatigued and getting headaches than, say someone who has not experienced these energy-zapping situations. Qi Def. Headaches are more common among older people who are more easily fatigued, those who have had their Qi compromised more by injury or illness, and of course those who constantly burn the candle at both ends!

  • Elderly
  • Physical Trauma History
  • Major Disease/ Illness History
  • Prone to Easily Fatigue
  • Irregular Eating
  • Type A-Personality

Look for your own patterns with your headaches. If you notice headaches do not bother you on the days when you eat more frequently, try to continue eating at that frequency. Perhaps you can keep some raw nuts or a hard-boiled egg with you in a cooler or a nearby refrigerator or in your car (most of the year-if your car is in Minnesota)! 

Give Yourself a Break!

It can be hard on the ego for those of us who are movers & shakers and do not want to take the time to rest. I remind my patients-especially women- that YOU must put the oxygen mask on YOURSELF FIRST. If you are going to be any use to anyone else, you must take time for your own self-care. It is a requirement. Your body, mind and HEAD will all thank you! Plus, you will be more effective at getting the important stuff done in your life when you are feeling at the top of your game-by staying well-rested and nourished!

Thanks for reading!

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist. She owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches following an auto accident with a semi-truck during high school.

Aleesha specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Low energy, Low mood, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body with balancing hormones during Menopause and Perimenopause to relieve hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and PMS. She successfully treats patients with all types of headaches, including Tension headaches.

Aleesha suffered many years herself with migraine headaches. She can truly empathize with her suffering patients and her passion is to help them feel better.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

Feel better, Move forward

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha atAnokaAcupuncture.com

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in downtown Anoka at 207 E Main near Andover, MN.

Anoka Acupuncture with Aleesha D Ackerman

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

Why You Should Supplement with Magnesium:

7 Signs/ Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Anxiety
  • Low Energy
  • Constipation
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Imbalanced Mood
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Aleesha D Acupuncture Treats Restless Legs Syndrome.

Patient Testimonial on RLS Here

 

Which Type of Magnesium Should I Take?

The type of magnesium depends on digestive symptoms…

Take Magnesium Citrate to help with Mood, Energy and Constipation. Magnesium Citrate is the magnesium type that is actually prescribed at the hospital to help get things moving again after surgery and the medications given that both can cause constipation. If taking for constipation, back off the dosage if diarrhea results. Too much Magnesium (just like too much vitamin C) can cause diarrhea. It can be a good way to measure the threshold of how much Magnesium (Citrate) to take.

Take Magnesium Glycinate to help with Mood and Energy if you already have regular, daily bowel movements. Taking the Citrate form when you are already having regular, daily bowel movements will probably result in loose stool and possibly diarrhea.

 

Why Can’t I Just Eat Magnesium-Rich Foods Instead?

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get enough Magnesium in our foods now days. This is because the soil which the normally Magnesium-rich foods grow in are deficient of Magnesium due to conventional fertilizers, over-tilling the soil, and not rotating crops appropriately. The roots of plants cannot pull up out of the ground what is just not there. So, the food is devoid of Magnesium.

 

Wouldn’t Low Magnesium Show in my Labs?

Less than 1% of Magnesium is found in the blood, so this is not the best way to test if you are getting enough Magnesium.

Checking the Signs and Symptoms above is a better way.

More Symptoms of Low Magnesium Here

 

Why is Magnesium So Important?

Helps with Vitamin D absorption (which you need to absorb Calcium)

Blood Pressure Regulation

Lower Cholesterol Serum &Triglycerides

Aids Digestion of Carbohydrates

Helps Metabolism (and Weight loss)

 

Thanks for Reading!

Feel free to leave a Question or Comment.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Acupuncture is good at treating pain and inflammation. Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

 

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Try Acupuncture for Your Anxiety!

Yes, Acupuncture is an effective medical treatment for the relief of anxiety.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture has been a natural alternative to anxiety medication for many of my patients over the years, even the most skeptical.

Of course, anyone thinking of stopping any prescribed medication should always consult with their doctor first, and should only begin tapering any prescription medication under careful doctor supervision.

Read in this Anxiety Patient Testimonial

About How Acupuncture Relieved Anxiety & Improved This Person’s Quality of Life!

What to Expect at Your Acupuncture Visit 

Your acupuncturist will likely ask you about your daily diet and come up with some diet and lifestyle modification recommendations to help ease your anxiety. Be sure to ask your acupuncturist about any questions or concerns you may have.

Licensed acupuncturists have gone through rigorous education in order to become licensed in their state and certified nationally. They have dedicated much time and money to learning the art and medicine of acupuncture and are therefore, likely dedicated to you, the patient and to making you feel better! So, ask them questions. Most acupuncturists are very passionate about what they do!

What Can You Do to Improve Your Anxiety?

  • Try adding a daily Magnesium Supplement (check with doctor first)
  • Include Yoga or Running in your weekly routine (check with doctor first)
  • Deep Breathing/ Mindfulness Meditation
  • Get regular acupuncture treatments (be sure you see a licensed acupuncturist)
  • Eat a low inflammation diet and pay attention to how food affects you as an individual
  • Surround yourself with a good, loving, positive support network of people who you actually see regularly!

More on benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Can Magnesium Help Your Anxiety?

Signs and Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency:

  • Low Mood (Anxiety, Depression)
  • Low Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Headaches/ Migraines

Did You Know 90% of us Do NOT Get Enough Magnesium in our Diets?

How Do I Know if I am taking the right type of Magnesium?

Resources:

Mindfulness Meditation:

  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Pema Chodron
  • Tara Brach

Many free guided Mindfulness Meditations can be found by Jon Kabat-Zinn on youtube.com. He has written many books on the subject.

Tara Brach has some of her interesting talks available for free on youtube.com. She has written a couple of books on the subject.

Pema Chodron has some free audio downloads available on her website. She has written many books on the subject.

I have been able to find all three of the above-mentioned authors at my local library. Here are some of my favorite books on Mindfulness Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron and Tara Brach.

Diet:

  • Book: “The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution” by Trudy Scott
  • Your licensed acupuncturist can be a good resource for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diet therapy
  • Books: TCM Food Therapy books by Bob Flaws

Other Related Blog Posts by Aleeshadackerman.com :

Thanks for reading! Feel better, Move Forward

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward

Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street just off Highway 10 with free lots, ramps and street parking.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Do you ever wonder when you should be worried about your headache pain? Headaches are a common main complaint for patients and acupuncture is an effective treatment for headaches and migraines in Anoka. However, some headaches should never be ignored…When should you seek medical attention for a headache or migraine?

  1. Severe or Sudden Headache!
  • Headaches with severe pain
  • and sudden onset
  • with other Neurological signs

Any headache which starts suddenly with severe pain intensity or with other neurological signs, such as dizziness, vomiting, or unconsciousness can be a sign of bleeding of the brain or another medical emergency and should be taken serious. Often times people will describe this type of headache as a “thunderclap” headache due to the quick, intense pain or as “the worst pain I have ever felt.” Complete medical work-up may be necessary. Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka successfully treats headaches and migraines.

Any headache with severe, sudden onset warrants immediate medical care.

Read a Migraine Headache Patient Testimonial Here!

2. Severe Headache with Stiff Neck!

  • Headaches with severe pain
  • and Stiff Neck
  • and flu-like signs/symptoms

A headache with sudden, severe pain, stiff neck and flu-like symptoms such as fever could be a serious infection called Meningitis and warrants immediate medical attention to avoid permanent brain damage or even death. Headache due to Meningitis may include the following signs or symptoms; confusion, double vision, fever, light sensitivity, nausea and or vomit.

It is critical to seek immediate medical care with Meningitis-like headache in order to avoid permanent brain damage, blindness, deafness, and even death.

3. Sudden, Severe Headache with Dizziness!

  • Headaches with sudden, severe pain
  • and Dizziness
  • possible nausea/ vomiting
  • possible one-sided body impairment
  • Difficulty walking and/or talking

Sudden, severe headache with dizziness and nausea/ vomiting could be due to Meniere’s Disease.  Severe headache may be due to Stroke, especially with confusion, impaired speech or movement (especially one side of the body) or one side of the face appears to be drooping.

It is critical to seek immediate medical care with Stroke-like headache to avoid permanent speech impairment, permanent motor (movement) and/or sensory (feeling) impairment and possible death.

4. Sudden Headache following Head Trauma!

  • Headaches following trauma
  • which worsen
  • with confusion
  • with drowsiness
  • with cognitive impairment
  • with changes in eye(s) or vision
  • with unconsciousness

Headache after head trauma, especially worsening headache could be due to concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (T.B.I.).

It is critical to seek medical attention which may include brain imaging for worsening headache after any head trauma to rule out concussion, TBI or determine which degree of TBI; it is possible some degree of long-term damage may be avoided with proper medical care.

5. Headache following Two Consecutive (Immediate) Head Traumas!

Consecutive head traumas occurring back-to-back, one following the other is common in contact sports such as hockey, football and boxing and it is critical to seek immediate medical attention to hopefully avoid long-term damage from a double concussion.

It is critical to seek immediate medical attention for Headache after two consecutive blows to the head as a double concussion can occur (even with minor concussion) called Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) whereby the brain swells without time for inflammation to go down in between concussions–This can result in a catastrophic outcome!

Look for a licensed acupuncturist in your area to see if acupuncture can help with your headaches or migraines.

Aleesha D Acupuncture treats headaches and migraines due to many different causes, including Migraine headaches, Cluster headaches, Trigeminal Neuralgia headaches, Hormonal headaches, Headaches due to injury, Stress-induced headaches, Muscle tension headaches, etc. Aleesha has treated patients with long-term issues after multiple concussions and those dealing with the effects of T.B.I.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Why Do Concussion/ TBI Patients Seek Acupuncture?

Acupuncture cannot undue the long-term brain damage with T.B.I., whether auto accident or sports injury was involved in the head injury. However…

Acupuncture can help manage some of the symptoms which lowers the quality of life (Q.O.L.) in many patients with lingering issues from concussion or TBI.

 

Acupuncture often helps patients who have had concussion(s) or minor degree of TBI with symptoms such as:

  • Mood

  • Energy

  • Appetite

  • “Brain fog”

  • Low libido

  • Sleep issues

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha is licensed to do acupuncture in Minnesota and owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture. She has her Graduate degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches.

Call 763-762-7142 or Schedule online with Aleesha at AnokaAcupuncture.com

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

 

Which of the 5 Headache Types Do You Get?

How to Avoid These Types of Headaches and Migraines…

  1. Caffeine-Withdrawal Headache

Options: Continue with caffeine addiction to avoid headache or get acupuncture to support you in quitting your caffeine addiction. Acupuncture helps addiction by decreasing cravings, detoxing the body and calming the shen or mind.

Acupuncture is used as an adjunct therapy along with many addiction programs. It is not a replacement, however for a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) or Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.).

 

  1. Cluster Headache (most disabling type)

Symptoms:

  • One-sided pain, behind or above one eye
  • Possible facial pain and jaw pain
  • Pattern of: headaches in clusters (days clustered together)

Triggers: Certain foods, alcohol, nicotine, heat

Options: Avoid your personal headache triggers, Acupuncture, Medications like Imitrex may be needed once headache starts

Patient Testimonial: Acupuncture Treating Cluster Headache!

 

  1. Migraine Headache (severe)

Symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual Disturbances
  • With or without aura
  • Worse with physical activity
  • Sensitivity to Light, Sound or Scent

Triggers: Stress, Genetics, Hormones, Weather, Past Trauma/ Injury, Lack of food/ water/ sleep

Options: Pay attention to your triggers and avoid them, Avoid stress. Avoid becoming to run-down, hungry or thirsty. Try Acupuncture; it is well known for effectively resolving migraines in Anoka.

  1. Tension Headache (not severe)

Symptoms:

  • Most common headache type
  • Constant dull, aching pain
  • Constant, tight, pressure across forehead (frontal headache)
  • Tenderness in shoulder, neck, or both sides of head

Triggers: Stress, Anxiety, poor work ergonomics and jaw clenching

Options: Stress reduction (psst! Acupuncture helps!), Meditation, Improve ergonomics at your work station, Avoid hunger and burnout

Aleesha D Ackerman successfully treats and relieves headache pain every day at Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka.

 

  1. Facial/ Jaw Pain Headache

Symptoms:

  • Pain: cheek, ear, temples, teeth or TMJ jaw joint
  • Worse with clenching teeth or poor posture

Causes:

  • Bruxism (grinding teeth)
  • TMJ problem (temporomandibular joint problem)

Options: Apply heat, jaw stretches, mouth guard, Acupuncture treatment, Oral chiropractic massage (if you can tolerate the pain), Improve posture (Yoga), Avoid stress!

 

Acupuncture Treatment for Headaches and Migraines:

Acupuncture is a great place to start managing migraine headaches or pain, regardless of the headache type.

Watch the Military doing Acupuncture on Soldiers to Relieve Pain

Why Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches?

Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free, non-habit forming medical treatment.

Many patients are referred by their doctors to Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka for treatment of headache or migraine when medication has proven ineffective or for those who are seeking a drug-free treatment method.

What Type of Training Should I Ask for Before I Book an Acupuncture Appointment?

Look for an acupuncturist in your area to see if acupuncture can help relieve your headache or migraine. Be sure to ask if the acupuncturist is not only certified, but also licensed. You want to be sure your practitioner has been properly trained to ensure your own safety.

…Be sure to check back for our next blog: “Warning: These Headaches Could Be Dangerous”

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman of Aleesha D Acupuncture.

Aleesha received her Graduate degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha was first turned on to acupuncture due to her chronic, debilitating migraine headaches.

These daily headaches lasted over 15 years and kept her from living life. Her first acupuncture treatment brought profound pain relief!

This prompted her to return to school for extensive training in acupuncture to help people just like herself become free of pain and to return to living life again!

You can ensure your safety by being sure to see an acupuncturist who is Licensed!

 

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care.

No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturist in Anoka Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul, and the Twin Cities area.

Shingles: What Is It? Can Acupuncture treat it (in Anoka, MN)?

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a painful skin rash that, left un-treated can cause long-term nerve damage and residual nerve pain.

 

What Causes Shingles?

Shingles is caused by a virus called Herpes Zoster, a latent chicken pox virus. Once someone has had chicken pox (usually as a child) the virus goes dormant within the body. Most never have to deal with it again.

However, some experience this dormant virus being “re-activated” within the nerve cells by stress and a lowered immune system, particularly after the age of 50.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles looks like a red rash, usually on one side of the body around the ribs, scalp, face, neck and arm (possibly lower body). Sores may blister, burst open and crust over.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

It is best to have acupuncture treatments right away, in order for optimal results. Waiting too long may result in nerve damage and long-term nerve pain which may include burning, tingling pain and headaches, sometimes lasting months to years…

Acupuncture may still help at this later stage, though it will be limited to reducing symptoms, not resolving them if long-term nerve damage has taken root.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment at Aleesha D Acupuncture today.

 

Acupuncture treats Shingles by treating the overall TCM patterns of Wind Heat and by clearing Blood Heat and what is called Dampness. It also treats the Channels (energy pathways) and local areas affected.

  • Acupuncture lowers inflammation
  • Acupuncture may help avoid nerve damage
  • Acupuncture helps other symptoms:
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Nerve pain
    • Fatigue
    • Stress
    • Acupuncture helps strengthen weak immune system
      • This helps fight the virus
      • This helps virus return to dormant state

Conventional (Western Medicine) Treatment:

Medications include:

  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory meds
  • Prescription narcotics
  • Steroids
  • Antihistamines (for itching)
  • Anti-viral drugs at onset (may reduce severity)

Risk Factors

  • A weakened immunity
  • Age 50 and older
  • Higher risk of a complication called Post-herpetic Neuralgia (nerve pain may become chronic if not treated)

 

Facts

  • You cannot catch Shingles from someone from Shingles
  • Shingles is due to latent chicken pox virus
  • You may catch chicken pox from someone with Shingles

(if you have not had chicken pox)

Tips to Use at Home

  • Visit a licensed acupuncturist during acute (early) stage
  • Apply topical capsaicin cream
  • Apply turmeric paste (may stain clothing and skin)
  • Apply a tincture of myrrh to the affected area 3x daily
  • A vaccine is available called Zostavax (50% success rate)
  • Your licensed acupuncturist may also go over other lifestyle recommendations according to your pattern, including diet and stress reduction tips.

Prompt treatment is important to avoid complications, especially if severe, whether seeking Acupuncture treatment as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Western Medical treatment.

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman treats all types of pain including headache, migraine and back pain. She specializes in Women’s health treating patients with Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Endometriosis, Auto Immune Disease such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid Disease and syndromes such as Fibromyalgia.

Aleesha treats low mood and energy using acupuncture, TCM diet and other lifestyle recommendations when appropriate to you as an individual.

To schedule with Aleesha, visit AleeshadAcupuncture.com

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care.

No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturists Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Maple Grove, Osseo, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Spring Lake Park and Ramsey, MN 55303.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55434, 55449, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro and Minneapolis area.

 

Acupuncture Treats Pain (in Anoka, MN)

Acupuncture is excellent for treating all kinds of pain, and commonly treats headache, migraine, neck pain, back pain, knee and joint pain. Aleesha has had a close relationship with pain for much of her life. This helps her empathize with her patients. Read her bio here.

 

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Anoka

Many patients have chronic (long-term) issues including chronic pain. Acupuncture treats pain due to diagnosed disease or known causes such as auto accidents, congenital (since birth) as well as pain due to unknown cause or syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia with joint and muscle pain which moves around and pain which may come and go.

 

Acupuncture for Acute Pain

Acupuncture also treats acute (short-term) pain such as sprains and strains, muscle tension and back pain.

 

Acupuncture for General Pain

Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka treats pain from past injury, overuse injury, accident or trauma, as well as new pain from more recent (acute) onset, such as auto accident injury causing migraine headaches, neck pain and back pain in Anoka.

 

Acupuncture for Pain Caused by…

Acupuncture can treat pain from a new or old sports injury, repetitive stress injury pain, pain from a new or old auto accident injury, pain from inflammation, nerve entrapment pain and numbness, congenital pain (since birth), pain inherited due to genetic cause, pain from diagnosed disease, condition or syndrome, or even pain of unknown cause.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

This is a safe, non-medication (non-habit forming) treatment for pain. Needles are FDA-approved and single-use only.

Acupuncture is considered a medical treatment. This is why licensed acupuncturists must pay a state medical tax.

To ensure your safety, be sure to ask if the acupuncturist is licensed (not merely certified) before making your first acupuncture medical appointment. Do not risk it.

Read more about Why Acupuncture is Safe on the FAQ’s Page

Stay tuned for next week’s blog on Shingles

Written by Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha D Ackerman is a Board Certified acupuncturist, licensed under the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Aleesha treats low mood and energy using acupuncture, TCM diet and other lifestyle recommendations when appropriate to you as an individual.

She specializes in Women’s health treating patients with Anxiety, Mild to Moderate Depression, Endometriosis, Auto Immune Disease such as Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid Disease and syndromes such as Fibromyalgia.

 

Discover what it feels like to have lasting pain relief.

Schedule your acupuncture treatment with Aleesha today.

 

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care.

No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed Acupuncturists Serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Blaine, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Maple Grove, Osseo, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Spring Lake Park and Ramsey, MN 55303.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55434, 55449, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040, 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55416, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55422, 55011, 55311, 55369, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55101, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55120, 55124, 55125, 55115, 55118, 55119, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55126, 55129, 55130, 55146, 55127, 55128, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55166, 55168, 55170, 55175, 55187, 55188, 55171, 55172, 55014, 55025, 55371, 55398, 55308, 55960

Serving Anoka County, the north metro and Minneapolis area.

Can Acupuncture Save Your Life?

Can Acupuncture Save Your Life? Perhaps that sounds a little over the top. Perhaps Not.

What has acupuncture done to improve the lives of countless individuals?

Endless patient testimonials on acupuncture can attest to the improved Quality of Life (QOL).

Read Patient Testimonials Here

Q.O.L is what western and eastern medicine is concerned with-improving QOL for sure matters.

 

How Did Acupuncture Help me?

This is how I personally got involved with acupuncture. Acupuncture saved my life. Acupuncture saved my life by improving the Quality of my Life.

 

My chronic, daily pain from migraine headaches was removed by acupuncture- and I was hooked!

I soon went on to Graduate school for Acupuncture and have never looked back.

I went from missing out on life and time with my beautiful family to not missing a thing!

Yes, you could say acupuncture did save my life.

 

 

Acupuncture Treats Pain, Mood Imbalance and Low Energy

I highly recommend anyone suffering with pain to give acupuncture a try. Do not wait like me.

Schedule your acupuncture appointment with Aleesha D at Aleesha D Acupuncture

 

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Read Aleesha D’s bio here.

Aleesha D Ackerman, LAc specializes in treating Pain, Headaches, Anxiety, Mood imbalance, Low energy, Digestion issues and Women’s health, including helping the body remain in balance while natural hormone fluctuations take place like during Perimenopause and Menopause when many patients suffer from hot flashes with mild to severe perspiration (sweating), changes in mood, energy and even low libido.

Be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist.

DISCLAIMER

This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult you health care provider with any health concerns.

Licensed acupuncturist in Anoka serving Andover, Anoka, Big Lake, Champlin, Circle Pines, Columbus, Coon Rapids, Dayton, East Bethel, Elk River, Forest Lake, Fridley, Ham Lake, Isanti, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Now Then, Oak Grove, Osseo, Ostego, Ramsey, Saint Francis, Saint Paul, Shoreview, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake.

Zip codes we treat: 55304, 55303, 55309, 55014, 55316, 55433, 55448, 55327, 55330, 55432, 55040.

Serving Anoka County, the north metro, Minneapolis, St Paul and the Twin Cities.