Headaches... it seems everyone gets them, and that lasting relief is hard to find. Acupuncture has a long and proven history at alleviating headaches and greatly reducing their intensity and frequency. The most common headaches I see in my office are called tension headaches, or—more correctly—tension-type headaches. The powers that be stuck the “type” in after realizing tension headaches aren`t necessarily caused by tension and muscle contractions. Up to 78 percent of us suffer from tension headaches, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The generally accepted benchmark for “chronic” is getting headaches 15 or more days per month for at least several months.