Acupuncture is an Alternative Treatment for Headaches Related to Traumatic Brain Injury

A Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as, “a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head”. This type of injury is a common occurrence in all age groups, however, is most significantly seen as the result of a sports injury or a vehicular collision. Approximately 1.1 million ER visits, per year in the United States, and approximately 235 hospitalizations per year in the United States are attributed to Traumatic Brain Injuries. Even more noteworthy is the 50,000 deaths every year that result from this serious injury.

Although many Traumatic Brain Injury patients go on to live with mild symptoms, numerous experience a life-long disability that completely changes the course of their day to day lives. Disabilities resulting from trauma in the brain can lead to high risk surgeries, medication, lasting side-effects and routine doctors’ visits.

Although all patients who are diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury are encouraged to routinely see their physician so that the condition can be properly monitored, there is a way for patients to be treated and healed in a safe, effective manner that doesn’t include surgeries, prescription medications or adverse side-effects. Acupuncture can aid these patients in regaining cognitive, motor, emotional, verbal and behavioral related components while also serving as a headache reliever, which is the most common symptom of a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Proven studies that show acupuncture works

Over the last few years, acupuncture has especially boomed in areas such as China and North Korea. Medical professionals have joined together to conduct extensive studies in all areas of acupuncture research, to include the effects of treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury patients. Some studies, which were conducted within the acupuncture epicenter of the world, China, were compiled together and analyzed by top-notch researchers at the Cochrane Review. Based on their specific collective data pulls, Cochrane Review discovered that acupuncture, when administered by needling or with electrodes, was indeed effective in treating acuter Traumatic Brain Injury over a period of time.

Backing up the Cochrane Review conclusions, in 2018, Hindawi researchers in China concluded, based upon their own extensive research, that Traumatic Brain Injury patients receiving acupuncture were less likely to use emergency or hospital services than those who weren’t receiving acupuncture treatment, within the first year of the injury.

Acupuncture relief for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

After a diagnosis has been received, patients who suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury can turn to acupuncture treatments to better aid in their healing process. Fast Relief Acupuncture works together with the patient’s team of doctors to administer the best possible care. Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial to a patient’s cognitive quality, sleep progression, and symptom relief, which are all main side-effects of a traumatic injury to the brain.

Migraines or frequent headaches often result from a brain injury and, believe it or not, can be extremely hard to manage with prescription medications or other therapies. Fast Relief Acupuncture owner, John Kim, is a certified migraine specialist who works with Traumatic Brain Injury patients to manage their symptoms and ultimately become symptom-free. Using top-notch acupuncture techniques, such as acupressure, needling, and electro-stimulation, Fast Relief Acupuncture will quickly rid of your painful symptoms and manage your injury in an all-natural, effective and safe way.

Acupuncture needling, acupressure, and electro-stimulation enable the acupuncturist to gently manipulate movements that stimulate the body’s natural healing tendencies and promote physical well-being. While creating a relaxed state, mentally and physically, these acupuncture treatments can send naturally produced pain-relieving hormones to the brain which allow patients to find relief from Traumatic Brain Injury symptoms, such as headaches.

Mental stresses from an injury such as this can cause major depression or anxiety symptoms that can be detrimental to patients who do not receive the proper treatment. Acupuncture also stimulates the production of “feel good” hormones that serve in boosting mood and relieving stress-related symptoms such as high blood pressure, increased heart rate and mood swings.

Why choose Fast Relief Acupuncture?  

Fast Relief Acupuncture is enjoyed by patients who suffer from an array of ailments, to include those who have received a Traumatic Brain Injury diagnosis. Being a certified migraine specialist sets John Kim apart from other offices in Northern New Jersey. Fast Relief Acupuncture has the skills, knowledge and experience to help you live a better, symptom-free life from your Traumatic Brain Injury. Don’t let your Traumatic Brain Injury control you. Let’s control your Traumatic Brain Injury with the help of natural treatment such as Acupuncture. Call Fast Relief Acupuncture, today!


My Name is John Kim

I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.

Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.

If you have any of the following:

  • Headache/ Migraine
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