When you experience a migraine headache, you will do most anything to make it go away. Many acoustic neuroma patients experience headaches, and some have migraines.
Not only is it very difficult to determine the exact cause of a headache, the cure can also be elusive.
ANA has a helpful Patient Booklet about post-operative and chronic headaches, with a brief section on alternative therapies including acupuncture. While there has not been rigorous clinical testing of the efficacy of acupuncture for migraines, and unsurprisingly none specifically for acoustic neuroma patients, acupuncture has been used to remedy many medical conditions for thousands of years in parts of the world.
This article from the American Migraine Foundation explains how acupuncture works (it doesn’t hurt!) and how it can help with migraines.
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