Migraines are one of the most prevalent debilitating conditions in the world today. To make things worse, it is still not completely understood and frequently undiagnosed. Conventional over the counter medication does not always work, making life miserable.
The good news is acupuncture can help. Study after study has shown acupuncture can be effective in both short term migraine relief, and reducing future migraine days, frequency, and intensity. A 2012 study stated that “a sound body of evidence exits for the use of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis” and that “acupuncture is at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy for migraine and it is safe, long-lasting, and cost-effective”. Others studies have also shown that acupuncture is just as effective, if not even more so, “drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches“, that acupuncture works “extraordinarily well” for some patients, with far less adverse effects.
Acupuncture can help your own body heal itself. You can take back full control of your life and beat back migraine. Of course, other factors, like sleep, diet, and lifestyle also play a big role in migraine. Acupuncture can also work together with other methods to more effectively reduce migraine. Every patient is different, which is why is it important to consult with a experienced professional. Dr. Mansouri is a licensed, board certified acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience helping patients with migraines in the Irvine and Orange County area.