I’m Suzie Husami with Husami
Integrative Acupuncture and I’m here today to talk to you about migraines.
Migraines are a really big deal in this country. It’s currently the third most
prevalent illness. About one in four households deal with migraines. Today
you’re going to be hearing from one of my patients who has had great success
with acupuncture for her migraine. Hi my name is Ronnie Martinez. I haven’t had a
migraine in about 57 days. Migraines were affecting my life. I was missing work
like maybe a few hours a day… maybe a whole day, maybe like once or twice a
week. There were times on weekends where I
couldn’t do anything because I just needed to stay in bed.
I’ve been taking Imitrex for probably the past 10 to 15 years. They knocked out
my headache so that was fine, but there was also side-effects. There was
grogginess. You know, I got sleepy I got a little grouchy and I didn’t want
to do anything the rest of the day once I took it. I would run out of Imitrex and
I could not get another prescription until the following month.
My primary physician at Sharp, she recommended acupuncture. I told her I was
tired of taking medication, so she says “Well why don’t you try acupuncture. I
think you would like it”. I just thought maybe acupuncture since there’s no
medication involved it would make me feel better, and it has. I started coming
to acupuncture like twice a week and after about three or four sessions,
my migraines started going away. It’s very relaxing. Suzie makes the room
very very nice and calm. I lay down and she sticks needles where she needs to
stick them and there’s times where I can’t even feel her putting the needle
in. She’s very comforting. She talks to me, she answers all my questions. She just
makes me feel comfortable and I would highly recommend her to anybody. I almost
forgot what migraines feel like because it’s been so long. I wake up feeling
good. I go to bed feeling good. Knowing that I can live an almost normal life,
go to work every day and not have that that pain in my in my head anymore, so
it’s it’s been wonderful. I’ve been in such great
moods. It’s almost like it’s a lifesaver. Like it just opened up my life to more
opportunities or more things to do in my life.