Acupuncture Alleviates Chronic Tension Headaches in Randomized Controlled Trial

Results from a randomized controlled trial suggest that acupuncture may relieve symptoms of chronic tension-type headaches. The corresponding study was published in Neurology

Tension-type headaches occur when the neck and scalp muscles become tense or contract. They may occur in response to stress, depression, head injury, or anxiety, and are considered chronic when they occur for more than 15 days per month. 

“Tension-type headaches are one of the most common types of headaches, and people who have a lot of these headaches may be looking for alternatives to medication,” said study author Ying Li, MD, Ph.D., of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China.

For the study, the researchers recruited 218 people who had…

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