Acupuncture is an excellent choice for those experiencing migraines and other types of headaches.
There is extensive information within the Traditional Chinese Medicine literature that supports the successful treatment of migraines and headaches. In fact, there are specific primary points that are used in all types of headaches. However the secret to a complete and thorough treatment can only occur when a thorough intake is performed and an accurate diagnosis is made.
Treatment for migraines and headaches are determined by the location of the headaches, the quality of the headaches, the time the headaches occur, and the relationship of the headaches to movement, stress and eating. For women who are experiencing headaches around their menses, diagnosis is determined by when in realtion to the menses that the headaches occur and resolve.
In clinic I am seeing very good results with the use of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches. The recent Cochrane systematic reviews on acupuncture in migraine and in tension-type headache,TTH suggest that acupuncture is an effective and valuable option for patients suffering from migraine or frequent TTH. Moreover, acupuncture seems to be a cost-effective treatment.