On March 5th, the Treatment of Migraine with Acupuncture & Moxibustion by the research team of Prof. WANG Wei from Affiliated Tongji Hospital was rated as one of the top ten academic advances in Chinese Medicine in 2020.
Prof. WANG said that clinically, a considerable number of migraine patients do not respond well to drug treatments or cannot tolerate adverse drug reactions. There are also some patients who are prone to become dependent on drugs, thereby reducing the clinical efficacy of drugs, leading to chronicized acute migraine. The results of study indicate that acupuncture can be recommended as an effective clinical treatment for migraine.
It is worth noting that this study found that even non-invasive sham acupuncture did result in a slight preventive effects, which shows that in addition to focusing on the specificity of the acupuncture effects, attention should also be paid to non-specific factors, such as Increasing patient expectations and improving the doctor-patient relationship may also improve the clinical efficacy of hand acupuncture in the treatment of migraine, providing new options for the treatment of refractory diseases.