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A surgical staple gun is used to place a staple in Michael Coachman's ear at a specific pressure point. John Stennes / Forum Communications

Seeking relief, migraine patients turn to Acu-Stapling

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For nearly 20 years, Michael Coachman of Larimore, N.D., has suffered debilitating migraines -- sometimes so intense, they affected his job performance at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Anything could trigger the attacks -- secondhand smoke, cats, weather changes, cheap perfume.

"There was no one set thing," he said. "I never knew what caused them."

The migraines struck three or four times a week. At their worst, he had 35 in one month.

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