Acupuncture for migraines

Do you suffer with migraine?  Strong research reveals acupuncture can help.

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 chronic headache, including migraine and tension headache. The large scale study was conducted by Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina. USA.

What can acupuncture do for headaches?

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a very consistent and philosophically-based framework for headache aetiology, 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” 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.

Colette Assor LicAc MBAcc graduated in degree level TCM acupuncture in 1999 and has 16 years experience in successfully treating patients. Colette practises from established clinics in Hendon and Finchley, North London. Please feel free to call Colette and have a free telephone conversation. Colette is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK,s leading regulatory body for the Acupuncture profession in the UK.


Watch this video for more information on how acupuncture has helped people with migraines. Courtesy of the British Acupuncture Council.


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