Acupuncture and Migraine Headaches
Acupuncture for headaches – now a recognised treatment
Have you ever suffered a migraine headache? Then you know, it is a debilitating, disabling condition and medicines don’t always help.
In recent years, acupuncture became a recognised treatment for migraines. It has been recommended by World Health Organisation. Now it gets a nod from a number of other organisations including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK.
More effective than drugs
In 2008 a reputable journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia published a systematic review on acupuncture and management of headaches. The review concluded that acupuncture is superior to medication therapy. It is more effective at reducing both intensity and frequency of the headaches.
Acupuncture is safe
Acupuncture is very safe when used correctly. Topiramate is a drug indicated for the prevention of the migraine headaches. Journal of Cephalgia has published a study comparing Acupuncture vs Topiramate treatment. Acupuncture proved to be more effective and 10 times safer.