The Acupuncture Randomised Trial (Art) for Tension-Type Headache - Details of the Treatment

  title={The Acupuncture Randomised Trial (Art) for Tension-Type Headache - Details of the Treatment},
  author={D. Melchart and A. Streng and A. Hoppe and B. Brinkhaus and C. Becker-Witt and M. Hammes and D. Irnich and J. Hummelsberger and S. Willich and K. Linde},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  pages={157 - 165}
Objective The goal of this paper is to describe the characteristics of physicians and their interventions in a large, multicentre randomised trial of acupuncture for tension-type headache known as ARTTTH, in order to enable acupuncturists to assess the study interventions. Methods Participating physicians were recruited whose qualifications met or surpassed those of physicians currently accredited for providing acupuncture by state health funding agencies in Germany. Semi-standardised treatment… Expand
Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache.
Whether acupuncture is more effective than no prophylactic treatment/routine care only, as effective as other interventions in reducing headache frequency in adults with episodic or chronic tension-type headache and the quality of the acupuncture intervention is investigated is investigated. Expand
Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials.
This meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture compared with sham for tension-type headache has limited efficacy for the reduction of headache frequency and there exists a lack of standardization of acupuncture point selection and treatment course among randomized, controlled trials. Expand
Acupuncture for tension-type headache.
It is concluded that acupuncture could be a valuable non-pharmacological tool in patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches with small but statistically significant benefits of acupuncture over sham. Expand
Factors associated with conflicting findings on acupuncture for tension-type headache: qualitative and quantitative analyses.
Acupuncture stimulation mode, needle retention, and treatment frequency could be important factors contributing to the outcome of acupuncture for TTH. Expand
Objectives: Acupuncture is a traditional method for the treatment of many pain conditions, but the effectiveness of acupuncture remains controversial on chronic daily headache (CDH). We evaluated theExpand
The Programme for the Evaluation of Patient Care with Acupuncture (Pep-Ac) – a Project Sponsored by Ten German Social Health Insurance Funds
An overview of the results of the PEP-Ac programme, which investigated the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in patients with the following three indications: chronic headache, chronic low back pain and chronic osteoarthritic pain, shows that, for all three indications, acupuncture produces a clear benefit that lasts for at least several months. Expand
Acupuncture in Pain Management
An evidence-based review of the potential uses of acupuncture for various pain conditions will follow, along with discussions regarding acupuncture safety and its incorporation into a integrative pain management practice. Expand
The status and future of acupuncture clinical research.
It is concluded that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain, but the correct selection of acupuncture points seems to play a limited role; no conclusions could be drawn about the placebo aspect of acupuncture, due to the design of the studies. Expand
Sham acupuncture is not a placebo treatment - implications and problems in research
The lecturer will outline and illustrate issues and discuss alternative approaches for researching acupuncture that have been proposed in Europe and the US. Expand
How large are the nonspecific effects of acupuncture? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Sham acupuncture interventions are often associated with moderately large nonspecific effects which could make it difficult to detect small additional specific effects, which would have considerable implications for the design and interpretation of clinical trials. Expand


Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial
The acupuncture intervention investigated in this trial was more effective than no treatment but not significantly moreeffective than minimal acupuncture for the treatment of tension-type headache. Expand
Acupuncture Randomized Trials (ART) in Patients with Migraine or Tension-Type Headache – Design and Protocols
The design and essentials of the protocols of two Acupuncture Randomized Trials (ART) investigating whether acupuncture is more efficacious than no treatment and minimal acupuncture in the interval treatment of migraine and tension-type headache are reported. Expand
Standards for reporting interventions in controlled trials of acupuncture:The STRICTA Recommendations
An international group of experienced acupuncturists and researchers devised a set of recommendations, STRICTA, which follow the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) format, acting as an extension of the CONSORT guidelines for the specific requirements of acupuncture studies. Expand
Controlling for non-specific effects of acupuncture in clinical trials
Ten different research models that have been used to control for placebo or other non-specific effects in clinical trials of acupuncture are examined to explore the specific effects of acupuncture treatment. Expand
Acupuncture in Medicine
Acupuncture in Medicine is a scientific and clinical journal aimed at Western-trained physicians and other health professionals, and uses the prevailing understanding of neurophysiology and anatomyExpand
Behinderungseinschätzung bei chronischen Schmerzpatienten
A German version of a self-report instrument (Pain Disability Index) that assesses disability in chronic pain patients is presented and the results from four data sets concerning different aspects of reliability and validity confirm the good psychometric properties of the instrument. Expand
Entwicklung und empirische Überprüfung des Deutschen Schmerzfragebogens der DGSS
The Deutsche Schmerzfragebogen der DGSS ist ein gut überprüftes Screeninginstrument zur Erfassung der Multidimensionalität des Schmerzes, ein solches, validiertes und modellgeleitetes Instrument unverzichtbar. Expand
Das Modellvorhaben Akupunktur der Ersatzkassen
Einleitung: Es werden erste Zwischenergebnisse aus der Basisdokumentation einer Beobachtungsstudie zur Akupunktur bei chronischem Kopfschmerz, chronischen LWS-Beschwerden und chronischemExpand
htm 165 Papers AIM December 2005
  • htm 165 Papers AIM December 2005
  • 2005
SF-36 Fragebogen zum Gesundheitszustand. Göttingen: Hogrefe
  • SF-36 Fragebogen zum Gesundheitszustand. Göttingen: Hogrefe
  • 1998