A large overview of the research confirms the benefits of acupuncture in preventing migraines.
My clinical experience is supported by further research evidence which shows that acupuncture is more effective than conventional drug treatment for migraine and gives less side-effects (acupuncture actually has extremely few side-effects).
Treatment usually involves 6-8 weekly treatments after which the gap between treatments can usually be extended. Sometimes long-term, but infrequent, treatment may be necessary to keep the migraines away.
NICE (The National Institute for Clinical Excellence) now recommends a course of up ten acupuncture sessions over 5-8 weeks for those whom drug treatment is unsuitable or ineffective.