Does acupuncture help headaches?

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Yes!  A Cochrane review of 4,419 patients showed that acupuncture is AS effective as traditional migraine headache treatment in the prevention of headaches.  Evidence has shown that acupuncture, when used in addition to, or in place of, routine medical management (medications) reduces the frequency of migraine headaches.

Europe is more progressive than the US with 21.4% of English physicians performing acupuncture (or referring patients for acupuncture).  In Germany, acupuncture is the most commonly used preventive treatment for migraine headaches.

Hmmmmmm. . . interesting—and effective–treatment option.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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