More Evidence Points to Acupuncture’s Benefit for Migraine

More evidence points to acupuncture’s significant benefit as a migraine treatment.

Results of a randomized single-blind study show participants receiving acupuncture experienced about two fewer headache days per month and fewer migraine attacks than those who received sham or usual care (UC).

In addition, the therapeutic effect occurred earlier and was larger in patients receiving manual acupuncture. These patients also had better quality of life and sleep quality scores.

When discussing prophylactic treatment strategies for migraine, clinicians should present acupuncture as an option, study investigator Wei Wang, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Neurology, Tongji Hospital and Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, told Medscape Medical News.

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