ABOUT VERONICA ROGERS, Licensed Acupuncturist
Ms. Rogers has been in practice for 15 years. She received her Masters in Acupuncture in 2006, which she followed by enrolling in Doctorate Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine specializing in Internal Medicine with a focus on emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. Additionally she has specialized in treating conditions such as headaches, infertility, digestive and respiratory conditions, and physical pain such as neck and back pain for years. Additionally, Ms. Rogers is a mother of two, and understands the chaos of balancing modern day life and the practice the art of Chinese Medicine.
It is mind boggling how the world has changed with the arrival of our mutual nemesis, Covid-19 virus. Besides the world’s economy, we as individuals all have become victims of the virus in one way or another. Since we are a health crew here at Bay Chiropractic, lets discuss what we know best. Lets discuss your health and what we can do to support it. Most common symptom we have all experienced and which have been induced in those who have had the pleasure of conquering Covid-19 virus - Headaches! Either a little tension headache, dehydration headache, cluster headache, hormonal imbalance headache, chronic and acute migraines, post-Covid19 lingering low grade headache and even hangover headache - all those can and most certainly should be addressed with acupuncture.
Multiple studies have shown evidence for acupuncture being at least non-inferior to conventional drug therapy (e.g., Topiramate, for episodic migraine prevention), with one study proposing the superiority of acupuncture over propranolol, based on an indirect comparison analysis. The data provides support for using acupuncture in migraine patients with common co-morbidities of depression and anxiety as well as it significantly increases certain brain metabolites involved in the transmission of pain during migraines, which could explain how acupuncture is able to effectively relieve migraine-associated pain. There are a few links to research articles at the end of this newsletter you can check out if you would like to learn more details on how acupuncture treats headaches.
Neurological benefits of Acupuncture:
“Currently, acupuncture is considered to be a safe, helpful, and available alternative option for patients who have not responded to or complied with conventional pharmacotherapy.”