Acupuncture can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines. Acupuncture not only provides short term relief for acute pain, it also provides a long term reduction in migraine recurrence. In a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, participants receiving only 4 weeks of acupuncture treatment showed a significant reduction in the frequency of migraines for the 5 months they were observed following initial treatment. This study shows that acupuncture can offer long term relief and is not just a palliative treatment. (Zhao et al, 2017)
Dr. Sesame Unlu
has a doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. She is inspired by nature and passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine in a modern and accessible fashion.