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Author (up) Alecrim-Andrade, J.; iel-Junior, J.; Cladellas, X.; Correa-Filho, H.; Machado, H. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized sham-controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache Abbreviated Journal Cephalalgia  
  Volume 26 Issue 5 Pages 520-529  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Penetrating Sham; Migraine; Non Specific Acupoint Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Superficial Needling Depth; Sham Control; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control; Headache Disorders  
  Abstract The purpose of the present trial was to evaluate semi-standardized acupuncture efficacy in migraine prophylaxis. Twenty-eight subjects with migraine were randomized to the real or sham acupuncture groups. Semi-standardized and standardized minimal acupuncture were used, respectively, in the two groups of patients. They were all treated with 16 acupuncture sessions in 12 weeks. Both groups exhibited similar reductions in: percentage of patients with reduction of migraine >/= 40% and >/= 50% regarding frequency of migraine attacks, days with migraine, frequency of migraine attacks, average duration of a migraine attack, rate of rescue medication used, average headache severity rate and other parameters compared with the baseline period. Associated symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, also showed equal estimates in both groups. These findings showed that semi-standardized acupuncture shows no difference from sham acupuncture in preventing migraine attacks  
  Address Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Medicina Interna, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain  
  Language Number of Treatments 16  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 28  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score 77  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 11  
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