The National Institue for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have issued their first guidelines for the treatment of headaches. The guidelines tell Doctors in England and Wales to advise sufferers to stop taking all pain relief immediately. The guidelines also include a recommendation for acupuncture in patients susceptible to migraine and tension headaches.
This is great news for me as an acupuncturist as well as for the estimated million people in the UK who suffer from ‘completely preventable’ severe headaches caused by taking too many pain killers.
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