The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines say that painkillers can actually be the cause of tension headaches and that overuse of painkillers creates a vicious cycle. They are therefore recommending that patients choose acupuncture to help wean themselves off the painkillers to break the cycle and become headache free.
This is great news for the acupuncture community but also for patients as they are now getting helpful advice from their GPs to take a more holistic approach to their health instead of popping pills. Win win for everyone involved!
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