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Author (up) Gao, S.; Zhao, D.; Xie, Y.
Title A comparative study on the treatment of migraine headache with combined distant and local acupuncture points versus conventional drug therapy Type of Study RCT
Year 1999 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct
Volume 27 Issue 1-2 Pages 27-30
Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Caffeine; Manualized Acupuncture Protocol; Migraine; RCT; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Headache Disorders; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Abstract According to Chinese medicine, the differential diagnosis of migraine headache may be classified based on the state of the viscera, channels and collaterals. In this study, acupuncture treatment prescriptions combining distant and local acupoints were selected according to the differential diagnosis. Sixty-four patients were divided into two equal groups: one group received acupuncture, and the other group underwent conventional drug treatment. RESULTS: The efficacy rates in the acupuncture and control groups were as follows, respectively: Cure: 75% versus 34.4%, marked improvement: 18.8% versus 28.1%, no effect: 6.3% versus 37.5%. The overall effective rates for the acupuncture and control groups were 93.8% and 62.5%, respectively, indicating a significantly greater effect in the acupuncture group (P < 0.01, x = 13.475)
Address Heilongjiang Academy of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, People's Republic of China
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Language Number of Treatments 20
Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 64
Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Migraine
Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 359
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