Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis

January 2010
American Family Physician;1/1/2010, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The article discusses research on the potential efficacy of acupuncture as prophylaxis of migraine. It references the study "Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis," by K. Linde and colleagues published in an issue of "Cochrane Database System Review." Research revealed that acupuncture was linked to improved outcomes in patients with migraine compared with prophylactic drugs such as beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or valproic acid. Also cited are several drugs for migraine prophylaxis, which are recommended by the National Headache Foundation.


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