Study: Migraine patients respond as well to fake acupuncture as real thing

05/18/2005 |

A fake version of acupuncture works just as well in treating migraine headaches as the real technique, and each works better than nothing at all, according to a new study. In research on 302 migraine sufferers who were told only that they would receive either a traditional or nontraditional type of acupuncture, researchers found 53% of patients receiving a sham acupuncture reported improvement, while about 51% receiving the real treatment improved.

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