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Have Bad Headaches From Extra Hours At Work? Stop Popping Medication And Try Acupuncture Today

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If you have been working a lot of extra hours and you've noticed that you have been getting bad headaches, the two could be related. This is especially true if the extra hours mean you have more time at the computer and on your phone. 

Headaches aren't just a distraction during the day, at times they can be debilitating. Here are some of the options you can try if you are tired of taking over-the-counter medications around the clock and don't want to take pills to mask the pain.

Acupuncture Treatments

Studies have proven that acupuncture can be a great way to relieve tension when you are dealing with chronic headaches. Acupuncture works by mixing the messages of pain that are going to the brain. The pins are placed specifically in areas to do this, and they also stimulate the central nervous system.

When the central nervous system is stimulated, chemicals are released to the brain, muscles, and spinal cord to help the body's natural healing process. You can do these regularly without worrying about the side effects that arise with prescription medications or abrasive treatments.

Cut Screen Exposure

Start cutting down your screen time and exposure. This doesn't just mean your phone. Some of the ways that you can do this include:

  • Set timers on your phone to control app usage and phone usage
  • Make phone calls instead of texting
  • Print out large documents or forms that you need, instead of staring at them and reading on a screen.
  • Limit television time

Not only could overexposure to screens be giving you headaches, but the posture you have, bending or straining your neck to look at phones and televisions could be amplifying the headaches as well.

Facial and Cranial Massages

It's easy to relax your head and get some release with the right facial and cranial massage techniques. The way you hold your head when looking at your computer screen, and how you hold your phone while you use it may affect your tension and be contributing to the headaches. Get a facial and cranial massage that goes into the shoulders to get more relief.

There are many nontoxic ways that you can start treating your headaches when you're putting in extra hours at work, and have more screen time than normal. Try these options to get the relief you need from your headaches today.

Reach out to an acupuncture clinic near you to learn more.