Medical Acupuncture: The practice as acupuncture consists of placing fine steel needles placed through the skin and into nodes mapped out in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture was recognized as a legitimate medical practice by the FDA in the 1990s. Independently licensed physicians practice acupuncture for various types of symptom relief.
Cluster Headaches Cluster headaches are different that typical headaches or migraines in that they begin intensely and last from 5 minutes to an hour. They may come several times during the day, punctuated by painless periods. The cause is unclear, but competing theories trace this type of headache to either a malfunctioning vascular system in the brain, or a malfunctioning neurological symptom in the brain. A variety of drugs is used to treat cluster headaches.