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Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Nutrition Counseling located in Shelton, CT

Few things can disrupt the routines of a normal day faster than a severe headache. For many men and women in Stratford, Connecticut, relief is found through the care of Joseph Downer, LAc, of Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients in the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, Guilford, Madison, Meriden, Milford, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bethany, Woodbridge, Waterbury, Prospect, Wolcott, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Monroe, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, New Fairfield, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Riverside, Westport, Weston, Southport, Redding, Wilton, & Stramford. If you’re living with recurring headaches and would like to find lasting relief, schedule an appointment today to learn about treatment options. Online scheduling allows you to book your visit 24 hours a day, or you are always welcome to contact the office by phone to set up your visit.

Migraines Q&A

There are many different types of headaches, and understanding which type you suffer from can help you search for the proper treatment path. The more common headache types include:

Tension headaches

These are the most common type of headaches. The discomfort can range from mild to moderate and can come and go. No other symptoms are usually present.

Cluster headaches

These headaches are severe, and marked by intense piercing or burning pain often felt behind or near one eye. Cluster headaches can cause eye redness, tearing, and constricted pupils. Your eyelid can droop and you could experience a stuffy or a runny nose during attacks.


A migraine is technically not a headache, but a collection of neurological symptoms. A migraine brings on a throbbing, pounding pain that can occur on one or both sides of your head. You might also experience sensory changes like abnormal vision and heightened sensitivity to sound or smells. Some women experience hormonal migraines just before their periods begin.

These are just some of the more common headache types; there are many others, some exhibiting a blend of symptoms.

Several studies support the use of acupuncture in treating headache pain. When performed by a skilled and thoroughly trained professional like Joseph Downer, LAc, of Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center, acupuncture can make a world of difference in managing headache pain.

Acupuncture works by restoring the proper flow of qi throughout your body. The process also removes any negative energy that could be causing headache pain. Stimulating your body’s systems triggers your natural healing response, which can help prevent future headaches.

It’s perfectly natural to have a degree of anxiety about trying something new, especially when you’re looking for relief from an already painful condition. Joe takes the time to sit down with you and discuss your symptoms and overall health prior to developing a treatment plan.

Acupuncture is a natural healing method that requires no anesthesia or pharmaceuticals, so you’ll remain awake and alert throughout the session.

If you have any questions about how acupuncture can help relieve headache pain, schedule an appointment to meet the team at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center today. You can book your visit online or by phone.