Today, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine published a clinical trial update: Acupuncture May Be Effective for Long-term Migraine Prophylaxis.
The 24-week clinical trial compared true acupuncture with 2 control groups—sham (fake) acupuncture and no intervention. 249 participants were part of the study, and each suffered from chronic migraines (without aura) anywhere from 2 to 8 times per month. They were randomly assigned to each of the 3 groups. The participants in the true acupuncture group were given 5 treatments per week for 4 weeks—a total of 20 acupuncture treatments, each lasting 30 minutes.
Compared with sham acupuncture and no intervention, true acupuncture was shown to significantly reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of migraines, and the results lasted for at least 24 weeks!
This is no surprise to those of us who treat migraines regularly with acupuncture, but a little scientific validation is always nice!
If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, hope is within reach! Call today to schedule your initial acupuncture appointment at Lilac City Acupuncture. As always, appointments are affordable at just $20 per visit.