It’s estimated that in the UK each day, approximately 190,000 people suffer with migraine. That’s a huge figure and the cost to the NHS is also huge (about £150m per year in doctors visits and prescription medication). It also has a knock-on effect on work or school with absenteeism thought to account for 25 million days each year [source The Migraine Trust]. This is all quite aside from the debilitating effects of migraine and if you suffer from these mega-headaches, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Acupuncture has long been used among migraine sufferers and research published recently in The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that it may be associated with long-term reduction in migraine recurrence. That’s really good news if you’re looking for a natural, effective way to keep migraines at bay.
So if you, or someone you know suffers from Migraine, consider getting in touch with your local acupuncturist.