Role of the needling per se in acupuncture as prophylaxis for menstrually related migraine: a randomized placebo-controlled study.

@article{Linde2005RoleOT,
  title={Role of the needling per se in acupuncture as prophylaxis for menstrually related migraine: a randomized placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Mattias Linde and Andreas Fjell and Jane Y. Carlsson and Carl G. H. Dahl{\"o}f},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={41-7}
}
The objectives were to introduce a new method for controlled trials of acupuncture in the field of headache research and to examine the role of needling per se. Women with menstrually related migraine were randomized to three months of treatment with verum or placebo needles. Three standard size casts were moulded to secure the placebo needles in the head. No significant differences were found between the verum group (n=15) and the placebo group (n=13) during treatment or follow up three and… CONTINUE READING

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