Do you know anyone who suffers from chronic headaches?

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
December 2, 2008 7:58am CST
Acupuncture beats aspirin for chronic headaches. A review of studies involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache and other forms of chronic headache showed that that 62 percent of the acupuncture patients reported headache relief compared to 45 percent of people taking medications, the team at Duke University found. Since I am allergic to aspirin, this might help with migraines. But I'd have to get comfortable with the thought of all those needles. Do you think the needle thing would bother you? http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081202/hl_nm/us_headaches_acupuncture
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9 responses
• India
7 Dec 08
I don't like needles poking into me; so acupuncture is not that popular with me. Acupressure, however, is something that I use often to cure myself of aches and pains and minor illnesses. I admit it is not as effective as acupuncture, but since it works for little everyday ailments, I am fine with it. Cheers and happy mylotting
• India
27 Dec 08
Thanks a lot for the BR.:)
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
29 Dec 08
Hello ersmommy. I often suffer headaches if I use too much of my eyes and brain. If I don't have a good sleep and rest, headaches visit me as well. Then the only that I can do to remove it is to take one or two capsules for cold, for this kind of capsules helps a lot. I need to take one capsule immediately once I have a headache. Otherwise I will have to take two. Thank you so much for the link. I will check it and read it. Good day to you, ersmommy.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
3 Dec 08
i suffer from chronic head aches but i never tried accupuncture.a good rest and a couple of painkillers do give me releif,.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I don't know anyone who get chronic headaches. I get them once in awhile, but not that often. I am not sure I could do the acupuncture thing. The thought of getting stuck with a needle repeatedly sound like something I would avoid.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have headaches and migraines all the time and sometimes pills don't help. But I bet acupuncture if expensive so those of us that can't afford it won't be getting any relief anytime soon.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
2 Dec 08
I have had acupuncture for pain and yes, it did work. Many years ago, a Chinese friend of mine had acupuncture during delivery of her first baby. No meds at all. She said that she had a wonderful delivery with painat a minimum. I have great respect for Asian medical procedures. They are less invasive. The trouble is that we expect instant cures. With my treatment of acupouncture - it lasted several months but was very effective. I have had no reason to return to him because of pain in that location. The needle is short and doesn't hurt. It just kinds of slides in and there is not blood etc.
• United States
2 Dec 08
I have an uncle who swore by acupuncture. I have reservations. It is horribly non-scientific, probably psychosomatic or a placebo effect. Granted, what works for you works. However, it seems like a sham-science to me.
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
2 Dec 08
lord yes. my wife get migrans and i get cluster migrans. cluthers are worst kind to get. nothing helped at all. even pain meds. you can;t lay down or sit up all i do is pace around the house. but i found if i stay claim and not get upset and go and sit outside it helps
@jessi0887 (2792)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I get headaches a lot. At least once or twice a week. This week has been worse. I have had a headaches every day now since last monday. It right around the front of my head. I don't know what causes it, but I try to work without thinking about it.