Migraines *

From: IMG 1786

  "On the basis of the existing evidence, acupuncture should be an option for the first-line treatment of migraine to supplement other non-pharmacologic treatment options. It is at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, has longer lasting effects, is safe, seems to be cost-effective and reduces drug intake with possibly severe unwanted effects. 

Key points

  •  A sound body of evidence exists supporting the use of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis.

  •  Acupuncture is at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy for migraine and it is safe, long-lasting and cost-effective.

  •  Although there seems to be little difference between the two, Chinese acupuncture points might be marginally more effective than non-Chinese points."