Spotlight in Acupuncture in headache treatment

In 1997, the National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Panel suggested that acupuncture may be effective or useful in treating 14 disorders, including headache. In this article, Dr. Chong-hao Zhao of the California Headache and Pain Center, Los Angeles and Dr. Mark Stillman of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation review the history of the practice of acupuncture in the United States and the theoretical framework for acupuncture in Chinese medicine. The basic scientific background and clinical application of acupuncture in headache management are discussed.

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