Therapeutic Evaluation of Different Needling Methods for Tension-type Headache

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Title

Therapeutic Evaluation of Different Needling Methods for Tension-type Headache

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2012

volume

10(1)

pages

22-25

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To observe and compare the terapeutic effect of two different needling methods, liver-soothing and mind-regulating needling method versus convential needling method, in treating anxiety and depression in tension-type headache. Methods: A total of 120 patients with tension-type headache coupled with anxiety and/or depression were randomized into two groups according to the random number table, a liver-soothing and mind-regulating needling group (group A) and a conventional needling group (group B), 60 patients in each group. The self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) and self-rating depression scale (SDS) were used for evaluation before and after treatment. The terapeutic effects of the two groups were compared after 2-treatment courses. Results: The values of SAS and SDS both significantly dropped in the two gorups (P<0.01) and the differnces between the two groups after terament were statistically significant (P<0.01, P<0.05). the therapeutic effect in group A was superior to that in group B (P<0.01). the 3-month follow-up study showed that the liver-soothing and mind-regulating needling method had better long-term effect in improving anxiety and depression than the conventional needling method (P<0.05). Conclusion: The liver-soothing and mind-regulating needling method can effectively relieve the anxiety and depression symptoms in patients with tension-type headache, and the long-term effect is also satisfactory.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Headache Disorders

has study population number

120

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