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Hi there,

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve entered Mommyhood and thus have a few stolen moments to write while little Eli sleeps. Be on the lookout for fertility, nursing, postpartum and baby related info to come as these are one of my specialties, as well as my reality now.

Derek and I have collaborated on this post. He’s getting is Doctorate in Chinese Medicine with a focus on Oncology and pain management at Bastyr. The program focuses on research and he’s got some great studies to share.

Headaches are one of the things we see most commonly and treat most effectively as acupuncturists.  This particular randomized trail compares true acupuncture with a control for chronic headache. The controls include  sham acupuncture, medication therapy, and other nonpharmacological treatments. Types of headaches included migraine, tension type headache or both. The conclusion is that needling acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture and medication therapy in improving headache intensity, frequency, and response rate.

Read full headache study here

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