Migraine Awareness Week 1 – 7 Sept 2013

The Migraine Trust promotes Migraine Awareness Week every year to raise general awareness of migraine as a serious public health issue. Migraine affects 1 in 7 people, that’s over eight million people in the United Kingdom alone, making it more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.

Can acupuncture help my migraine?

There have now been many controlled trials of acupuncture for migraine, with some large, high-quality ones in recent years. The results of the latest reviews are quite consistent: acupuncture is significantly better than no treatment/basic care for managing migraine, and appears to be at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, with few contraindications or unpleasant side effects (Linde 2009, Wang 2008, Sun 2008, Scott 2008).

Read more about the research here: