Symptoms reported before treatment
Migraines started when she was a dress maker in her 20's.
They can come at any time but especially at the theatre or when tired.
Tensions headaches for years after having whiplash in her mid 20's.
Bad headaches for two months, has 2 good days to 1 bad. Also has stomach aches and feels tight and swollen in the throat.
Migraines since secondary school
Recently they have been daily and has had to take time off work. Pain behind right or left eye and feels nauseous and sick
Had migraines since a child. The frequency fluctuates but since mid August they have been every week lasting 2 days. Pain stabbing throb, Distorted of vision, Up set digestion, Confusion, Flashing lights and
Headache and migraines for long time. Feels a burning in the back of the neck. 2-3 times a month and last 2 days.
Pain behind left eye for migraines. Pain in occipital area for headaches.
Migraines and hormonal migraines since 19 years. Used to be once a week but now feels they are always lurking.
Pain behind left eye and around whole head.
Headaches and migraines since April 2012. Has a constant nagging pain that travels up the shoulder to the occipital area. Feels hot, nauseous, with a ‘massive pain' over one eye which can travel to the other.
Re-occurring headaches for a long time. Pain and tingling on right side of head.
Symptoms reported after 5-10 treatments
Has had no migraines for 6 weeks despite going to the theatre.
Felt slight improvement but still has tension in right side of neck.
Headaches and throat much improved.
Have had no headaches or migraines for a few weeks. Recently had a mild migraine but ‘had not eaten the day before'.
Had no migraines for 3 weeks.
No headaches or migraines for 3 weeks. Headache 3 weeks ago was not as bad as before.
No headaches or migraines even with period.
Felt good looser in the neck and shoulder and no headaches.
No headaches for last five weeks only slight 'niggles'
Apologies for the ____gaps___ but we can not suggest that acupuncture can treat any condition that cannot be substantiated by robust evidence dispite the positive benefits patients have found.
Robust evidence can now substantiate:
Short - term improvement in the symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome (through electro - acupuncture at the SP6 point)
Short term relief of tension type headaches
Short term relief of migraine headache
Short term relief of chronic lower back pain
Short term relief of neck pain and chronic neck pain
Short term relief of temporormandibular (TMD/TMJ pain)
Temorary adjuctive treatment for osteoarthritis knee pain
We wait for more trials to lengthen the list, meanwhile see if you can fill in the gaps.