Most people experience headaches every now and then. For some, headaches are a fleeting nuisance. For others, headaches can be debilitating, especially if the headaches are migraines. People who have diabetes may have headaches from high or low blood sugars, as well. Medication — both over-the-counter and prescription — can help, but they also come with side effects; in addition, prescription medications can be expensive. Is there another way to get relief?
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Quite possibly, thanks to Aculief Wearable Acupressure! Aculief is a small, wearable device that uses acupressure (not acupuncture) to help relieve blockage and promote energy (called Qi) circulation throughout the body. Aculief works by stimulating the LI4 pressure point in the hand to treat headaches and provide tension relief. The LI4 pressure point is located in the webbed area between the thumb and the index finger, in case you’re wondering, and has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine to provide relief from headaches and tension. Aculief can be used by people of all ages (although it should not be used by pregnant women). It works fast to help ease headaches, as well as joint and muscle pain. Take it with you while traveling, going to work or doing your favorite activities. One size fits all!
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Want to learn more about diabetes and headaches? Read “Five Ways Diabetes Causes Headaches” and “Diabetes and Headaches: Soothing That Aching Head.”
A Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Good Measures, LLC, where she is a CDE manager for a virtual diabetes program. Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition & Meal Planning, a co-author of 16 Myths of a Diabetic Diet, and has written for publications including Diabetes Self-Management, Diabetes Spectrum, Clinical Diabetes, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation’s newsletter, DiabeticConnect.com, and CDiabetes.com
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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
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