Chances are you have experienced a migraine or know someone who has. That is because 40 million Americans, that is 1 in 7 people, have had an episode. It is also why a migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
Migraine is much more than a bad headache. It is a neurological disease with symptoms such as: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, tingling or numbness in the extremities or face, difficulties with speech, and severe head pain.
Families with migraine sufferers have 70% increase healthcare costs and in 2015, it was estimated that they spent over $41 billion treating their entire range of conditions.
So what can we do? Acupuncture. In recent years, a number of studies and reviews have contributed to the accumulating evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for migraine. According to the American Migraine Foundation, acupuncture has been proven an effective and valuable option for patients suffering from migraine and is a cost-effective treatment. And according the the Journal of Neurology, patients preferred acupuncture to medical treatment. Acupuncture has no side effects that medication can have and is a painless treatment option.
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