October 7, 2020
Acupuncture is a cost-effective and safe treatment modality for the alleviation or elimination of migraine headaches. Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, University of Arizona, Creighton University, and Louisiana State University researchers report findings showing that acupuncture reduces the frequency, intensity, and duration of migraine attacks.  The investigation team indicates that patients receiving acupuncture are also less prone to secondary anxiety attacks and depression.
Globally, migraines afflict 14.7% of the world’s population.  According to Mayo Clinic research, 1.5% of the USA population has received acupuncture treatment; however, migraines afflict 15.3% of the USA population.  Females are disproportionately affected, with 9.7% of males and 20.7% of USA females suffering from migraines. 
The research team notes that their findings are consistent with multiple studies and prior investigations. A Cochrane Systematic Review concludes that acupuncture reduces that duration and frequency of migraines.  The team points out that numerous studies conclude that true acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture intervention. [6, 7].
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