Acupuncture in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized sham-controlled trial.

  title={Acupuncture in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized sham-controlled trial.},
  author={Jerusa Alecrim-Andrade and Jayme Antunes Maciel-J{\'u}nior and X. Carn{\'e} Cladellas and Heleno Rodrigues Correa-Filho and Helymar da Costa Machado},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={26 5},
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>or=40% and >or=50… CONTINUE READING

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