Does acupuncture help prevent migraines?
Yes! There is moderate-quality evidence showing that whole-body acupunture may help prevent migraines. Research has shown that compared to “usual care” acupuncture decreased the frequency of migraines by at least 50% and that this result was maintained with follow-up research at 3 months.
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement recommends the use of acupuncture for prevention of episodic migraines.
Want more information? Check out http://www.cochrane.org/CD001218