The effect of acupuncture on migraine headache
Journal/Book: American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 1974; 2: 407-411.
Abstract: Twenty-one females and 4 males were referred by physicians (family physician, neurosurgeon, and neurologist). Nine needles were inserted on the charted acupuncture loci and left for 30 minutes and followed for 6 months. Frequency of headaches and duration was reduced 68% and 60%, respectively. Sixty-eight percent of patients were improved enough to stop their use of medication after the treatment Twelve out of 28 patients were completely well. Common symptoms of migraine headaches such as vomiting, bed rest, absence form work was reduced by 82%.
Keyword(s): Clinical trial