Migraines affect one in seven people in the United States on an annual basis which is a similar statistic in Australia, according to the National Library of Medicine. In case you might be asking yourself, this is more than thirteen percent of the population and several million of these suffer even more with a debilitating variation known as a chronic migraine.
Although there is no proven cause for migraines, most people are exposed to this condition as a result of genetics and recent studies suggest that diet, stress, alcohol and even erratic sleep patterns can contribute to the onset of the most common symptoms. Further studies also show that headache medications produce negative side effects and will most often result in negative long-term health issues.
With this in mind, acupuncture is widely recognized as one of the safest treatments for migraines. In fact, acupuncture is also one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of migraines.