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Potential Role of Acupuncture

  • Didem Akçalı
  • Cemal Çevik
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Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)

Abstract

Acupuncture is an important complementary treatment used in the prophylaxis and treatment of headache. This ancient treatment is safe, easy, economic, and effective in most cases. Traditional Chinese medicine and modern medicine now intersect for the treatment of headaches. There is a vast amount of molecular and imaging evidence showing the effect of acupuncture. Acupuncture treatments of primary headaches such as tension-type, migraine, cluster, and chronic daily headaches are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Acupuncture Manual acupuncture Electroacupuncture Laser acupuncture Auricular therapy Headache Migraine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Didem Akçalı
    • 1
  • Cemal Çevik
    • 2
  1. 1.Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Anesthesiology and Algology DepartmentAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Biochemistry DepartmentAnkaraTurkey

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