Posted by Dan (126.96.36.199) on July 20, 2000 at 17:27:05:
After suffering with regular cluster attacks daily from 14 to 31 years old, with only short remission periods, my father, who is a GP, suggested I try accupuncture with an accupuncturist who had recently started renting space in my father's office. After a few months of weekly teatments, combined with herbal supplements, the headaches diminished and finally dissappeared altogether. I went for almost two years without suffering an attack! I occasionally experienced low-level pain, but not an actual attack with the pressure, intense pain, and all the accompanying symptoms. It was the first time the cycle had ever been broken. Now, I am not a subscriber to alternative medicine ( I was after all raised by a medical doctor) but it is hard to deny that the accupuncture was at least partially responsible for my remission. I don't know how it helped (I don't really believe in the "rebalancing one's energy" theory) and I doubt the herbs made a big difference, but I do know that I have just started experiencing minor attacks again and I have already gone to see the accupuncturist. For what it's worth, besides being a licensed accupuncturist trained in China, she is also a medical doctor trained in western medicine.
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