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Acupuncture for Migraine Relief

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Have chronic migraines? Have you thought about trying acupuncture?


Studies show that in patients with migraines without aura, acupuncture treatment is effective in reducing intensity as opposed to sham acupuncture or in other words, acupuncture done correctly was effective in comparison with placebo acupuncture. The neural pathophysiology of migraines involves impairment of the homeostasis of the trigeminovascular nociceptive pathway. Compared with healthy controls in study findings, patients with MwoA showed reduced amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) in Rostral ventromedial medulla/trigeminocervical complex. Acupuncture was found to be able to normalize the reduced amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations of rostral ventromedial (RVM)/trigeminocervical complex (TCC), “[t]his finding is in line with many brain imaging studies reporting that acupuncture treatment could normalize the impaired descending pain modulatory system in migraine and other chronic pain conditions.”

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Li Z, Zeng F, Yin T, et al. Acupuncture modulates the abnormal brainstem activity in migraine without aura patients. Neuroimage Clin. 2017;15:367-375. Accessed August 16, 2017. 











Topics: Body Health, Brain Health

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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