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Headaches and the Role of Acupuncture Treatment


Who hasn’t had a headache in their life?  It is certainly one of the most common symptoms seen in clinical practice.  The International Headache Society currently classifies headaches into 3 major categories:


Primary headaches

  • Migraine

  • Tension-type headache

  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias

  • Other primary headache disorders

Secondary headaches

Headache attributed to

  • trauma or injury to the head and/or neck

  • cranial or cervical vascular disorder

  • non-vascular intracranial disorder

  • a substance or its withdrawal

  • infection

  • disorder of homoeostasis

  • disorder of the cranium, neck, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, teeth, mouth or other facial or cervical structure

  • psychiatric disorder

Painful cranial neuropathies, other facial pains and other headaches

  • Painful cranial neuropathies and other facial pains

  • Other headache disorders


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