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Migraine

Migraine headache can be extremely debilitating, as any sufferer will tell you. Far more than ‘just a headache’, The Migraine Trust describes the experience as ‘an inherited tendency to have headaches with sensory disturbance. It’s an instability in the way the brain deals with incoming sensory information, and that instability can become influenced by physiological changes like sleep, exercise and hunger’.

Migraine attacks are usually recurring, lasting for anything from four hours to three days and typically characterised as one-sided, throbbing or pulsating in quality. Sufferers may also experience auras, light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting, and the onset of pain may be preceded by flashes of light, temporary blindness or tingling sensation in the limbs.

Joshua has had good success in treating migraine with acupuncture which acts to relieve pain and inflammation and, ultimately, prevent reoccurrence. Research suggests that acupuncture treatment works by affecting the electrical wave in the brain associated with migraine, modulating blood flow and affecting the serotonin levels in the brain which may be linked to the initiation of an attack.

The Migraine Trust is a useful resource to find out more about the symptoms and stages of a migraine attack and the various triggers that can bring on an attack.

How we can help:

  • Pain relief
  • Reduction in inflammation
  • Prevention of recurrence
  • Improved peace of mind
My clients say...

Angie T

“I was diagnosed with cancer, in shock, out of balance and with no confidence in my body. Joshua expertly and effectively treated my shock with homeopathy, his treatment continued with Five Elements Acupuncture after I’d had radical surgery. I felt like I went on a journey with him, to a place of strength and health,…

Joanne

“I began to have acupuncture with Joshua to improve my chances of conceiving.  From the outset, he made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and that, in combination with the weekly treatment sessions, I felt a lot calmer and my blood pressure started to come down. I always felt  I could share my concerns with him…

Mary M

“Although Mr Enkin is a practitioner of many years standing, he continues to study the healing arts widely. This gives him the ability to assess quickly and accurately the needs of his patients at whatever level of life situation.”

Niam

“I have known Joshua for twenty years, initially as my teacher and subsequently as a colleague. During that time he had his own practice as well as teaching the Alexander Technique as a part of performance training in a range of different contexts, including individual and group work. He is experienced and knowledgeable in many…