Abstract Title:

Electroacupuncture at Qiuxu (GB 40) for treatment of migraine--a clinical multicentral random controlled study.

Abstract Source:

J Tradit Chin Med. 2009 Mar;29(1):43-9. PMID: 19514188

Abstract Author(s):

Chun-sheng Jia, Xiao-shun Ma, Jing Shi, Yao-min Wang, Yong-fang Li, Jun Yuan, Mei Li, Li-xing Zheng, Xiang-jian Zhang, Shao-jin Wang, Jian-ying Gao, Xiao-feng Li, Yong-li Huo

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at Qiuxu (GB 40) for treatment of migraine so as to provide clinical evidence for compilation of the Acupoints' Dictionary of the People's Republic of China. METHODS: 275 migraine patients admitted in 3 hospitals were randomly divided into a treatment group treated by EA at Qiuxu (GB 40), and a control group treated by EA at Tianshu (ST 25). The indexes of the migraine symptoms and the 5-HT level were observed in both the groups before and after treatment. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in VAS score between the two groups of the 3 clinical centers (P<0.01). The therapeutic effects of a 4-week treatment were much better in the treatment group than that of the control group. The 3-month follow-up survey showed that the long-term effects were in favor of the treatment group of the first and third clinical centers, though no significant difference was found in the treatment group of the second clinical center as compared with the control group. The results from the 6-month follow-up survey showed better effects in the treatment group of all the 3 clinical centers. CONCLUSION: EA at Qiuxu (GB 40) may show effect for migraine.

Study Type : Human Study
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