Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Acupuncture 'beats headache pain'

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic headaches and should be more widely available on the NHS, experts say.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, UK researchers said patients who were given acupuncture had fewer days of headaches than those who were not.

They also saw their GP less and were not as reliant on painkillers.

The government said doctors could decide to fund the therapy locally, if they felt patients would benefit.

Source BBC News


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