New recommendation from NICE: Acupuncture proven to treat tension-type headaches and migraine


Source: BBC news
Article link: View the article on the BBC news website

BBC reporting on NICE guidelines for headache diagnosis
"Up to a million people in the UK have 'completely preventable' severe headaches caused by taking too many painkillers, doctors have said."

Information released by NICE (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) today reported medication overuse is one of the most common causes of headaches affecting about one in 50 people. Women are five times more likely to suffer from these.

NICE conclude that acupuncture is the only proven method to prevent tension-type headaches and migraine and that doctors should prescribe it.

View the report on the NICE website here

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