Acupuncture of chronic headache disorders in primary care: Randomised controlled trial and economic analysis Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Clinical Competence
  • Prostatectomy
  • Prostatic Neoplasms

abstract

  • The study suggests that acupuncture leads to persisting, clinically relevant benefits for primary care patients with chronic headache, particularly migraine. It is relatively cost-effective compared with a number of other interventions provided by the NHS. Further studies could examine the duration of acupuncture effects beyond 1 year and the relative benefit to patients with migraine with compared to tension-type headache. Trials are also warranted examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with headache receiving more aggressive pharmacological management.

publication date

  • November 2004

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 15527670

Additional Document Info

start page

  • iii, 1

end page

  • 35

volume

  • 8

number

  • 48