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Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18499526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PERSPECTIVE: This meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture compared with sham for tension-type headache has limited efficacy for the reduction of headache frequency. There exists a lack of standardization of acupuncture point selection and treatment course among randomized, controlled trials. More research is needed to investigate the treatment of specific tension-type headache subtypes.
Matthew A Davis; Robert W Kononowech; Stéphanie A Rolin; Egilius L Spierings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Meta-Analysis     Date:  2008-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1528-8447     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pain     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-28     Completed Date:  2008-09-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100898657     Medline TA:  J Pain     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Townshend, Vermont, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Points
Acupuncture Therapy / adverse effects,  methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Follow-Up Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic*
Tension-Type Headache / therapy*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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