Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine.

  title={Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine.},
  author={Klaus Linde and Gianni Allais and Benno Brinkhaus and Y. N. Fei and Michael Mehring and Emily A Vertosick and Andrew J. Vickers and Adrian White},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Acupuncture is often used for migraine prevention but its effectiveness is still controversial. We present an update of our Cochrane review from 2009. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether acupuncture is a) more effective than no prophylactic treatment/routine care only; b) more effective than sham (placebo) acupuncture; and c) as effective as prophylactic treatment with drugs in reducing headache frequency in adults with episodic migraine. SEARCH METHODS We searched the Cochrane… CONTINUE READING