Acupuncture proven to treat tension-type headaches and migraine

Information released by NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) reported medication overuse is one of the most common causes of headaches affecting about one in 50 people. Women are five times more likely to suffer from these.

NICE concludes that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine and that doctors should prescribe it. Whilst this is rarely available at the moment it is a promising step in the right direction for more wide use of acupuncture within the NHS.

The full report is available on the NICE website.

 

 

Kat Love