Jamie Gisby

Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines.

Headaches and migraines are amongst the most common conditions which bring people to my clinic.  I provide links below to acupuncture research into headaches and migraines and give links to more general information and charities.

Acupuncture for headaches and migraines.

Research into acupuncture for headaches & migraines:

There is a wealth of research into the acupuncture and headaches and migraines:

A new Cochrane review (the gold standard) recommends acupuncture for migraine prevention: click here to see my blog post on this

The British Acupuncture Council has a fact sheet on headaches, click here, and on migraines, click here.

Acupuncture and migraines: the evidence for clinical effectiveness.  This is a review paper for medical professionals published by the British Acupuncture Council.

NICE are now recommending acupuncture for migraines and tension headaches.

eMedTV discusses an interesting bit of research which was published in The Lancet Neurology in March 2006.

Further resources:

Click here to visit the Migraine Trust.

The NHS has some useful information on their site: NHS Choices

Migraine Action is a leading migraine charity which aims to raise awareness of migraine, support research, and offer advice and information to migraineurs, their families, friends and colleagues, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Acupuncture for headaches and migraines