pilgrim wrote:Acupuncture appears to be effective but there is still no medical basis to explain it.
I'm sorry to hear about your suffering.
It depends on what's meant by "medical basis." Medicine is not a science, and even if it was, it would still face all the problems that come with having faith in science and the resulting dogmas such faith produces.
Re: migraines: I still suffer from attacks but they have decreased in frequency, intensity and duration since I've paid close attention to what I eat. Everyone's different, but I'm very careful to eat little to no nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers--black pepper's ok--eggplant, tobacco). They are suspect number one. Other suspects include soy, wheat, corn (especially the GMO varieties) anddairy; also eggs and meat with hormones and antibiotics in them. I try to avoid anything involved with pesticides. Frequent probiotics seem to help too. Sometimes I "cheat" but when I do, I usually take digestive enzymes.