2 or more Yes answers suggest it is most likely you are suffering from migraine. This is known as the ID-Migraine test
Migraine headaches are often comprised of three phases,
Trigger factors often vary from person to person, some of the recognised triggers are shown in the table below.
For those who have not worked out their trigger factors, keeping a headache diary alongside what else is occurring can be a valuable learning tool in pinpointing trigger factors.
Between April 2008 and December 2009 a multi-centered randomized control trial was carried out in 9 hospitals in China, evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine. The reporting of this can be found here. The outcome concluded that acupuncture had some clinical efficiacy in managing migraine pain compared to sham-acupuncture.
Here’s the thing, I personally think if you do suffer from migraines, it makes sense to phone your local practitioner (it might well be us, or indeed a colleague up the road or in another country) for a chat to discuss what is going on and how an acupuncturist can help with pain relief.
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