Acupuncture for headaches

15,056 patients with migraine and tension-type headaches were treated with acupuncture in a largest acupuncture study, which was financed by the German government.  Results published in the latest issue of journal Cephalalgia by S. Jena and colleagues indicate that “acupuncture plus routine care in patients with headache was associated with marked clinical improvements compared with routine care alone”.  This study should dispel any remaining doubt about the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches.

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