Acupuncture of chronic headache disorders in primary care: a randomized controlled trial and economic analysis.
Implications for Healthcare
The results of the study suggest that acupuncture leads to persisting, clinically relevant benefits for primary care patients with chronic headache, particularly migraine. It is relatively cost-effective compare with a number of other interventions provided by the NHS.
Acupuncture for tension-type headache
Klaus Linde, Gianni Allais, […], and Adrian R White
In the previous version of this review, evidence in support of acupuncture for tension-type headache was considered insufficient. Now, with six additional trials, the authors conclude that acupuncture could be a valuable non-pharmacological tool in patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches.
A randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic daily headache.
Headache-specialty medical management alone was not associated with improved clinical outcomes among our study population. Supplementing medical management with acupuncture, however, resulted in improvements in health-related QoL and the perception by patients that they suffered less from headaches.
Whether it is acute or chronic headache Acupuncture plays a powerful role in modulating pain and regulating the flow of the body’s natural energy. Headaches can have many causative factors, whether emotional, mental, dietary, postural, Muscle tightness, and so on. The role of the Acupuncture practitioner is to identify the cause according to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles that have been passed down over 3,000 years. Dr. Tony Willcox has trained in China and has been at the forefront of treating patients with traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture and herbal medicine to alleviate patient symptoms and regulate and encourage health and wellness.