Headache Pain Relief Better With Acupuncture Than With Medication

Headache Pain Relief Better With Acupuncture Than With Medication

Headaches are probably one of the most nagging, painful conditions people suffer from. Work is often missed because of the pain. It’s difficult to concentrate and it’s just plain difficult to enjoy life. Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to treat headaches and that was verified by an important study.

Duke University conducted a study on headache treatment and concluded that acupuncture is more effective that prescription medication in diminishing headache pain frequency and severity. Researchers reviewed 31 studies. 62 percent of the acupuncture recipients declared headache pain relief compared to 45 percent patients taking prescription medication. They took into account that correct acupuncture technique was important in bringing positive results.

At our Edina acupuncture clinic we treat headaches successfully everyday. If you endure headache pain call 952-831-8080 to set up your appointment for pain relief. Or go to our contact page.

For more than 20 years, Steven Sonmore, L. AC, Dipl. AC., has been helping people transform their lives and maintain better health through Chinese medicine. Steven is a licensed acupuncturist, Oriental bodywork therapist, and herbalist. He offers complete health care through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. Steven’s patients come from all different ages and walks of life and he has extensive experience treating a spectrum of dis-ease ranging from physical pain and discomfort to emotional stress and anxiety. His extensive experience is evident by the high success rate he consistently has with patients and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Steven is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.



  1. It’s encouraging to see more and more reputable institutions publishing such studies. Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a great natural resource to use that will target different points for each person depending on what they need to feel better!

  3. Nutrition and Healthy says:

    What is the difference of acupuncture with reflexology ?

    • Acupuncture is a traditional medicine that is ancient Chinese in origin. Acupuncture treats a wide array of health conditions by inserting hair thin needles into acupuncture points into the skin. Based on Chinese medicine theory, these acupuncture points correct imbalances in the flow of energy through acupuncture channels also known as meridians. Acupuncture uses very precise diagnostic methods such as Chinese pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis where upon the seasoned practitioner can determine health imbalances in a patient. Using this diagnostic information a treatment plan is devised to determine the appropriate points to remedy a patients health condition. In Acupuncture practice, the needles are often placed at the opposite end or opposite side of the body from the diseased organ or injured area. The World Health Organization lists many diseases and health problems that are treated with Acupuncture.

      Reflexology originates from ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphics were found in the Physicians tomb showed people from ancient Egypt performing foot and hand reflexology. The reflexes correspond to organs, glands and parts of the body. The reflexologist uses his or her hands, fingers and thumbs to massage or manipulate the reflexes to aid a health condition.

  4. Does acupuncture work for migraines?

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