Designing an acupuncture study: the nationwide, randomized, controlled, German acupuncture trials on migraine and tension-type headache.

@article{Molsberger2006DesigningAA,
  title={Designing an acupuncture study: the nationwide, randomized, controlled, German acupuncture trials on migraine and tension-type headache.},
  author={Albrecht F. Molsberger and Gabriele Boewing and Hans Christoph Diener and Heinz G. Endres and Nils Kraehmer and Kai Kronfeld and Michael Zenz},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          237-45
        }
}
BACKGROUND In the nationwide German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) verum acupuncture, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), was to be tested against sham acupuncture for the entities classified in the West as "migraine" (MIG) and "tension-type headache" (TTH). However, there were no generally accepted guidelines on how to perform a consistent verum or sham treatment. OBJECTIVE To design broadly consensual verum and sham acupuncture treatment protocols for MIG and TTH for the GERAC… CONTINUE READING

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