The effectiveness of acupuncture treatment
The therapy can have results that are as effective as medication but with fewer side effects. It’s challenging to predict exactly how a person will respond to acupuncture. The majority of patients will have some benefit from acupuncture, ranging in response from mild relief to extraordinary results. About 10% of patients will have no response to acupuncture. As with all headache treatments, it’s vitally important to have a healthy lifestyle, good sleep habits, and stress management in order to get the most benefit from the acupuncture visits.
If after six treatments the patient does not have enough headache relief, then the acupuncture treatments are ended. For the patients who show a good response, future acupuncture appointments will vary from monthly to only as needed.