A systematic review found out of the 706 search results, 7 clinical trials, with a total of 1430 participants. There is growing evidence that acupuncture is just as effective and has fewer side effects than many of the standard pharmaceutical agents that are currently used. (Zhang, 2019)

Another systematic review including 1559 patients,  found electroacupuncture is one of several effective treatments for migraine pain symptoms, and, to some extent, anxiety and depression. (Li, 2019)

Zhang, N., Houle, T., Hindiyeh, N. and Aurora, S.K. (2020), Systematic Review: Acupuncture vs Standard Pharmacological Therapy for Migraine Prevention. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. doi:10.1111/head.13723

Ai, M., Y. Chang, Y. Zhang, L. Ma, L. Zhao, W. Cheng and Y. Pang . Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on bilateral temporal and Fengchi meridian on migraine and its effect on plasma 5-HT content. Inf. Tradit. Chin. Med. 28: 98–99, 2011. Google Scholar