- October 22, 2018
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Acupuncture Treatment For Migraines
Strong research reveals acupuncture can help. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce intensity and frequency of symptoms offering a natural approach without side effects.
There have been numerous studies for acupuncture in the treatment of migraines. One systematic review demonstrated that traditional acupuncture is superior to drug treatment for chronic headache treatment by improving headache intensity and frequency and increasing the response rate. The review included 31 studies on acupuncture for a chronic headache, including a migraine and tension headache. The large scale study was conducted by Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina. The USA.
What can acupuncture do for headaches?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a very consistent and philosophically-based framework for headache etiology, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment strategy. Acupuncture, as an effective treatment modality, has been applied to headaches from the earliest beginnings of TCM.
Acupuncture is not only effective for migraine headaches but also works very well with tension headaches, cluster headaches, post-traumatic headaches, and disease-related headaches that might be due to sinus problems, high blood pressure or sleeping disorders. The greatest advantage of acupuncture over Western medicine is that it is completely natural. Some medications can have serious side effects and can (in some instances) actually lead to patients experiencing a “rebound” a headache. Unlike synthetic drugs, acupuncture has virtually no side effects, and the procedures for treating headaches are much less invasive with acupuncture than with surgery.