Immediate and delayed acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches

January 2010
Einstein (16794508);Jan2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Special section p20
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which compares the benefits of acupuncture plus routine care and routine care alone in the treatment of primary migraine or tension-type headaches. The methodology involves a randomized controlled trial in a primary care setting in Germany with 3,404 patients more than 18 years of age who had primary headache. It mentions that 1,693 patients were allocated to no acupuncture for 3 months, then delayed acupuncture during months four to six while 1,711 patients were allocated to less than 15 sessions of needle acupuncture given over 3 months, then no acupuncture in the fourth to sixth months. It concludes that the pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches re reduced by immediate and delayed acupuncture.


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