Migraine Prevention: Electroacupuncture

September 25, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts
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Migraine sufferers can attest to how debilitating their headaches can be.

Typical characteristics (as described in a previous blog post) include the following:

Recurrent, moderate-severe headaches:

– Headaches lasting up to 4-72 hours
– Throbbing pain located over one side of the head
– Associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, light or noise sensitivity and/or visual disturbance (aura).

There are many treatment options for migraine sufferers, however recent literature found that electro-acupuncture demonstrated clinically significant improvements and prevention for migraine sufferers. This included diminished frequency, length & intensity of headaches.

Interestingly electro-acupuncture also demonstrated a beneficial change in the emotional quality of life of the patient as well.

Furthermore, it was found that, in terms of pain, electroacupuncture has been shown to demonstrate greater benefits then acupuncture alone, as well as provide a longer lasting benefit, lasting up to 24 weeks.

Holland Landing Health Centre is located in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, which services Holland Landing, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick and Bradford areas.

If you are interested in electro-acupuncture for migraine symptom relief or prevention please contact Holland Landing Health Centre at 905-853-7900 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Resources

Zhao, Ling, et al. “The long-term effect of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized clinical trial.” JAMA Internal Medicine 177.4 (2017): 508-515.