Researchers seek drug-free headache relief

Researchers have started recruiting volunteers for a new study investigating the use of acupuncture and counselling as a treatment for tension headaches.

About 7 million Australians regularly suffer from tension-type headache, with up to 60% of TTH patients reporting reduced effectiveness at work, home and school because of the painful condition.

Researchers said the project explored the potential effects of combining the two treatments.

Current pharmaceutical treatments for tension headache offer short-term relief but nearly 80% of users report adverse effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, weight gain or dizziness, they added.

Read more at RMIT University