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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Acupuncture for Chronic Headache or Migraine

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Acupuncture is a common alternative to pharmalogical medication for chronic headaches or migraines, and the research shows why. Read below to learn about a study entitled, Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care.

Methods: The study involved 401 patients with chronic headache, mainly migraine, who were randomly divided into an experimental and control group. The experimental group received up to 12 acupuncture treatments over the course of three months while the control group received usual care. Using a Likert scale, the patients assessed the intensity of their headache. Every three months for a year after the beginning of the study, patients also completed questionnaires.

Results: After 12 months, there was a greater reduction in the headache score of the acupuncture group than the control group. Specifically, it was 34% lower in the acupuncture group and only 16% lower in the control group. Patients who received acupuncture experienced an equivalent of 22 fewer days of headache per year. These patients also used 15% less medication, made 25% fewer visits to general practitioners, and took 15% fewer days off sick.

Conclusion: Acupuncture shows benefits for primary care patients with chronic headache, especially migraine.

At OMBE, we have two acupuncturists on staff. Call or book online to schedule an appointment or free, 30-minute consult.

 

Source

Vickers, Andrew J., et al. Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomised trial. BMJ. March 2004; 328:744.

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