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Alternative Remedies For Migraines

Alternative Remedies For Migraines

Recently Fox News did a story on the painful problem of migraine headaches. Fox assembled some of the more alternative treatments for migraines – meaning other than meds! The article discusses foods, herbs and a British study that had success using acupuncture as the treatment. I was happy to see acupuncture included. Here’s what was reported;

Acupuncture

In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers randomly divided 401 adults aged 18-65 years old with chronic headache (at least two headaches a month) – into two treatment groups. Participants had a history of having mostly migraine headaches.

One group received up to 12 acupuncture sessions during a three-month period in addition to standard medical care, and the other group received standard care alone.

A year later, researchers found that those who received acupuncture:
 

Experienced 22 fewer days with headaches;
Used 15 percent less medication;
Made 25 percent fewer visits to their doctor;
And took 15 percent fewer days off sick from work than the control group.

The study showed that compared with standard medical care, acupuncture offers substantial benefits in preventing headaches and improving the quality of life for people who suffer from frequent headaches, especially migraines.

The study showed that compared with standard medical care, acupuncture offers substantial benefits in preventing headaches and improving the quality of life for people who suffer from frequent headaches, especially migraines.

Acupuncture is commonly used to treat other types of chronic pain, but researchers noted this is the first large-scale study to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture under real-life conditions. They said the results indicate that health insurance coverage of acupuncture services should be expanded to include the treatment of chronic headaches and migraine.

Read about the other natural remedies Fox recommended here

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Posted By: tcm007 on August 17, 2012
Tcm007 said...
Always happy for acupuncture to get good press!
October 18, 2012, 2:58 pm
Beth Lund said...
I'm glad that Fox News actually mentioned acupuncture and gave acupuncturists some good press.
August 21, 2012, 9:31 pm
Beth Lund said...
I'm glad that Fox News actually mentioned acupuncture and gave acupuncturists some good press.
August 21, 2012, 9:31 pm
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