Migraine suffers: read this German study conducted to test how effective acupuncture is (or isn't) in reducing the misery of having a migraine.
Here's the study, as posted on Web MD:
March 1, 2006 -- Acupuncture may be as good as prescription drugs in preventing migraines -- even if sham acupuncture is used, German researchers report.
Their study, published in The Lancet's online edition, included more than 400 people who had two to six migraines per month. Participants got one of three treatments:
- Daily drug therapy, with beta-blockers as the first choice
- Sham acupuncture, with needles placed in spots not used in real acupuncture
- Real acupuncture
All three groups had fewer days of migraines during the 26-week study. Both types of acupuncture were similar to drug therapy in reducing migraine days...
(For the full article, please click this link, which will re-direct you to the WebMD webpage)