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Acupuncture For Your Headaches

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments


In a recent issue of Anethesia and Analgesia, researchers from Duke University reviewed a total of thirty one studies in which acupuncture, sham acupuncture and medical therapy were utilized on adults who suffered from chronic tension type headaches and migraines.  The results of the review found that Acupuncture offered relief in improving headache intensity, frequency and response rate, to the patients 62% of the time, while medication (i.e. aspirin) was only effective 45% of the time.  This analysis offers great news for headache sufferers, and furthermore proves the efficacy of Acupuncture.

Source:  Anesthesia & Analgesia, December 2009 ,  Acupuncturetoday.com, January 2009 Vol. 11, Issue 01

  1. May 21, 2009 at 9:57 p

    they are given headaches how to prevent the that one given nice articles by the ways

  2. eresko
    January 6, 2009 at 9:49 p

    First of all, I have to put my disclaimer out there… as I’m only a first year student of the medicine, I would recommend getting in touch with a Licensed Acupuncturist and see what they have to say. However, if you just search around on the internet there is plenty of information out there claiming positive results using Acupuncture as a means to alleviating back pain, neck pain and headaches. I just wanted to get back to you but I am in the process of finding some valid information regarding the subject, as my mom recently had back surgery due to a bone spur and bulging disc in her low back. Post surgery, she has been seeing an acupuncturist to alleviate the remaining sciatica from all the scar tissue and she just finished up her last appointment and is doing really well! Thanks for your inquiry and I hope eventually I can answer your question fully and confidently! So to answer your question for now, YES, I think that acupuncture will have positive effects in treating all the manifestations that your spiny growth presents and in addition will be productive in diminishing the growth all together. Thanks and I hope this has been helpful!

  3. December 30, 2008 at 11:55 p

    Wonder if acupuncture would work well for a spiny growth on the top of my C-spine? Causes headaches, neck aches, and back aches all the time.

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