Acupuncture can help Prevent Migraines

Acupuncture can help prevent migraines, according to the authors of a systematic review. Their network meta-analysis included 40 randomised controlled trials, covering over 4400 participants, and compared the effectiveness of various acupuncture techniques with three prophylactic drugs and psychotherapy.

Acupuncture was found to be more effective than prophylactic drugs in reducing pain scores, frequency of attacks, and number of headache days during treatment and at 12-week follow-up.

(Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Prophylactic Treatment of Migraine: A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis. Advanced Biology, 6 July 2023.)