Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic headaches: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, lasertherapy and acupuncture in transformed migraine treatment

@article{Allais2003NonpharmacologicalAT,
  title={Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic headaches: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, lasertherapy and acupuncture in transformed migraine treatment},
  author={Gianni Allais and Cristina de Lorenzo and Piero E Quirico and Giorgia Lupi and Gisella Airola and Ornella Mana and Chiara Benedetto},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={24},
  pages={s138-s142}
}
In an open, randomized trial, we evaluated transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), infrared lasertherapy and acupuncture in the treatment of transformed migraine, over a 4-month period free of prophylactic drugs. Sixty women suffering from transformed migraine were assigned, after a one month run-in period, to three different treatments: TENS (Group T; n=20), infrared lasertherapy (Group L; n=20) or acupuncture (Group A; n=20). In each group the patients underwent ten sessions of… CONTINUE READING

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