Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Migraine Disorders

abstract

  • The available evidence suggests that adding acupuncture to symptomatic treatment of attacks reduces the frequency of headaches. Contrary to the previous findings, the updated evidence also suggests that there is an effect over sham, but this effect is small. The available trials also suggest that acupuncture may be at least similarly effective as treatment with prophylactic drugs. Acupuncture can be considered a treatment option for patients willing to undergo this treatment. As for other migraine treatments, long-term studies, more than one year in duration, are lacking.

publication date

  • June 28, 2016

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4977344

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub3

PubMed ID

  • 27351677

Additional Document Info

start page

  • CD001218

volume

  • 2016

number

  • 6