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Author (up) Ahonen, E.; Hakumaki, M.; Mahlamaki, S.; Partanen, J.; Riekkinen, P.; Sivenius, J. url  openurl
  Title Effectiveness of acupuncture and physiotherapy on myogenic headache: a comparative study Type of Study RCT
  Year 1984 Publication Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Electrother Res  
  Volume 9 Issue 3 Pages 141-150  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Massage; Neck Pain; Pain; Physical Therapy; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Physical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tension-Type Headache; Headache Disorders  
  Abstract Twenty-two tension-neck and headache patients were divided into acupuncture and physiotherapy groups. The quantity of muscle tension (motor unit potential spikes per time unit) was estimated three times before the beginning of the therapy, four times during a therapy period of four weeks, and two times during the follow-up period of 28 weeks. Pain level was also estimated using a visual analogue scale. In both of the groups a significant reduction of muscle tension was observed during the therapy period. After a follow-up period of 28 weeks, there was still a significant reduction of EMG activity in both groups. Also, the subjective level of headache decreased in these groups during the therapy period, and it was also significantly lowered after 28 weeks of follow-up. It is concluded that either acupuncture therapy or physiotherapy relieves pain in tension-neck and headache patients  
  Language Number of Treatments 4  
  Treatment Follow-up 28 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 22  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Headache
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 7  
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