Headaches & Migraines

Existing scientific evidence supports acupuncture as a treatment for headaches and migraine. CompMed owner and senior registered acupuncturist John Deare has a published systematic review on Acupuncture for Migraine.

Headaches are very common in today's fast paced, technology driven world. Headaches can have many causes and are commonly termed idiopathic, meaning of no known cause. At CompMed, using Chinese medical theory, our aim is to determine the cause of your headaches, and to treat that cause.


Migraine is a prevalent primary headache with different pathophysiology from other headaches and often severe and debilitating effects for the sufferers which can impair their ability to function in daily duties. A recent high quality study, done at RMIT in Melbourne, on Acupuncture for frequent migraine suggests acupuncture can be used as an alternative and safe prophylaxis for migraine pain. And reduced medication usage is observed during acupuncture treatment



At your CompMed treatment session, your practitioner will ask you how often you get headaches/migraine, at what time of day or night, what area of your head is affected, what your accompanying symptoms are and whether there are any precursors or relieving factors. This will help us to get to root of the problem and determine an individualised treatment protocol for you.