If you or someone you know suffers from chronic headaches, acupuncture may serve as an effective treatment to help reduce their frequency and severity. In a randomized controlled trial, patients suffering from headaches were given 15 acupuncture sessions over 3 months, or placed into a control group. Patients who received acupuncture treatment reported reduced number of days with headache after 3 months of treatment. The intensity of headache pain also decreased for these patients, and the success of acupuncture treatment was maintained throughout the 6-month follow-up period of the study.


Jena, S., Witt, C.M., Brinkhaus, B., Wegscheider, K., Willich, S.N. (2008). Acupuncture in patients with headache. Cephalalgia, 28, 969-979.