• New NICE guidelines recommend acupuncture for migraines and tension headaches.

    NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) have recently published guidelines suggest that GPs recommend acupuncture to patients suffering from chronic headaches. The guidelines suggest that GPs: “Consider a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over 5-8 weeks for the prophylactic treatment of chronic tension-type headache.”

    Prof Martin Underwood said:“We would expect that to lead to more people getting acupuncture, but given there is good evidence to show this is effective for the prevention of both tension-type and migraine-type headaches then that is a good thing because people are getting access to an effective treatment.”

    Read the full article on the BBC News website, or read the
    NICE report headache guidelines.

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