Tension headaches reduced through dry needling

However, the Australian reviewers say better studies are required, as out of nearly 1300 relevant articles they could find only three pieces of research to include, two with level II evidence and one being a case study.

The results suggested multiple treatments may be more effective than a single intervention, but no study demonstrated statistically greater outcomes with dry needling compared to lidocaine, they noted.

Cephalalgia 2014; online 12 March