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What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

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For whatever reason, acupuncturists and acupuncture believers think that acupuncture can be useful in emergency situations. They even do studies purporting to show that. This is yet another of such a clinical trial, albeit larger than usual. Guess what? It doesn't really show what it's advertised to show.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking acupuncture ankle sprain emergency room low back pain migraine quackademic medicine Source Type: blogs
Abstract Neuroimaging studies described brain structural changes that comprise the mechanisms underlying individual differences in migraine development and maintenance. However, whether such interindividual variability in migraine was observed in a pretreatment scan is a predisposition for subsequent hypoalgesia to placebo treatment that remains largely unclear. Using T1‐weighted imaging, we investigated this issue in 50 healthy controls (HC) and 196 patients with migraine without aura (MO). An 8‐week double‐blinded, randomized, placebo‐controlled acupuncture was used, and we only focused on the data from the sham ...
Source: Human Brain Mapping - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe applied acupuncture protocol for FS in IRD patients showed improvement in FS signs and symptoms and was tolerated well. Nevertheless, the objective evaluation of this complementary therapy on FS in IRD patients remains to be elucidated.
Source: EPMA Journal - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2017 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): Zhengjie Li, Fang Zeng, Tao Yin, Lei Lan, Nikos Makris, Kristen Jorgenson, Taipin Guo, Feng Wu, Yujie Gao, Mingkai Dong, Mailan Liu, Jie Yang, Ying Li, Qiyong Gong, Fanrong Liang, Jian Kong Migraine is a common neurological disease with a high prevalence and unsatisfactory treatment options. The specific pathophysiological mechanisms of migraine remain unclear, which restricts the development of effective treatments for this prevalent disorder. The aims of this study were to 1) compare the spontaneous brain activity differences between M...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Tension-Type Headache Interventions:   Device: Acupuncture;   Device: Fu's Subcutaneous Needling (FSN);   Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Jiang Xumei;   Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Not yet recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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