Latest Research on Acupuncture and Migraine Prevention

Adding non-drug modalities to migraine treatment is always of value, when they work.  It has always been difficult to study acupuncture from a scientific perspective, because you can’t compare it to a real placebo. Here is the latest report on two studies on acupuncture and migraine prevention.  Be leery of acupuncturists who claim that they have a 100% cure rate for migraine disorders as none really do.  Some sufferers did report more than  a 50% reduction in migraine days, however, that benefit did not continue after several months. But it is certainly worth trying and we often recommend acupuncture to our patients.