Yes, acupuncture can be very effective at reducing or eliminating headaches. Even migraines.

I have been treating headache patients for over 11 years and I have seen some amazing results.

As an acupuncturist, I ask people several questions about the type of headache, the location, what brings it on, what makes it better, and what other treatment options the person may be using to cope with the pain.

I am always open to working alongside other professionals to tailor a plan that works for each person.

If you have tension headaches, I may be working on loosening up tense muscles or helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

If you have headaches or migraines that come with certain events, like menstrual cycles or weather issues, I will be working on balancing your body systems so that you will not react as strongly to those external factors.

To treat headaches, we may be using acupuncture points on your head, neck and shoulders, and we may also be using points on your arms and legs. I may have suggestions for follow up care that you can use at home when you feel a headache coming on.

We often need several treatments to get your original symptoms under control, and then we follow up whenever you feel like the cause of the headaches is beginning to build up again. For example, we may have you come in for weekly treatments for 3 to 6 weeks, and then taper down to monthly treatments for a few months. I am always open to working out a plan of care that suits the severity of your issue, your comfort level with treatments, your schedule, and your budget.

I have 2 clinics to serve you. I have a private clinic at 115 Norfolk St. in Guelph. You can easily book an appointment online at

I also provide treatments in a Community Acupuncture Clinic or sliding fee clinic every Thursday afternoon at The Shelldale Centre in Guelph. (20 Shelldale Crescent.) To book an appointment email  Walk-ins are accommodated if space allows.

Below are a few links to studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for headaches.

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Acupuncture and Migraine: Finding a combination that sticks

New Studies on How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture and Cancer Treatment