Acupuncture and Migraines

It is said that the simple insertion of needles into the skin, can lead to fewer migraines and reduced pain.

Acupuncture may be effective for migraines. Studies have shown a reduction in frequency and severity of monthly migraines with acupuncture. Research also suggests that patients who respond best from acupuncture are those who have failed other treatments, and those who have had success with acupuncture in the past.

Some have argued if the benefit of acupuncture for migraine is a placebo effect, as other studies have suggested.

Results to each treatment vary by individual, so we encourage every patient who would like to try acupuncture as a primary or complementary treatment option for their migraines.

At the Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology, we provide an individualized plan of care for each patient. Call to schedule an appointment today.