Acupuncture for Cluster Headache Research
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who make decisions based on clinical evidence have reported that acupuncture is effective for the prevention ot tension-type headaches and migraine, and that doctors should prescribe it.
Evidence from the most up-to-date and highest quality systematic review showed that there are clinically relevant benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches.
Sun and Gan (2008) found acupuncture better than sham, and also better than medication, for headache intensity and frequency.
Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules.
The resulting biochemical changes influence the body's homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress (Hui 2010)
The aim of acupuncture treatments at The London Acupuncture Space is to stop pain, reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of cluster headaches.