Comparison of the Prophylactic Effect Between Acupuncture and Acupressure on Menstrual Migraine: Results of a Pilot Study

Discussion Results of the pilot study suggest that both VA and AP could be considered as alternative and safe prophylactic interventions for MM. Register ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02592681.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Objectives: To replicate a study by Schutze and colleagues on a headache sample, rather than a heterogenous chronic pain sample, investigating whether level of mindfulness predicts key components in the Fear-Avoidance Model of chronic pain (pain intensity, negative affect, pain catastrophizing, pain-related fear, pain hypervigilance, and functional disability); to investigate the relationships between level of mindfulness and headache/migraine pain intensity, frequency, and duration. Materials and Methods: Participants were 217 individuals who self-reported chronic headache/migraine (51 male, 166 female), aged between...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionDisability, headache intensity and frequency were associated with the onset of MOH whereas personality and the level of physical activity were not. The multivariable LASSO model based on personality, disability and physical activity is applicable despite moderate study size, however it can be considered as a weak classifier for discriminating between absence and presence of MOH.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewChronic migraine (CM) is a recalcitrant subtype of migraine which causes high degrees of disability, poor treatment responses, and frequent recurrences in sufferers. However, the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development and chronification of migraine attacks remain incompletely understood. A validated animal model could help to decipher the pathogenic mechanism of the disease, facilitating the development of possible therapeutic strategies for CM. In this review, we aimed to summarize current animal models of CM and discuss the validity of these models.Recent FindingsSeveral methods...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The first medicine designed to prevent migraines was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, ushering in what many experts believe will be a new era in treatment for people who suffer the most severe form of these headaches.The drug, Aimovig, made by Amgen and Novartis, is a monthly injection with a device similar to an insulin pen. The list price will be $6,900 a year, and Amgen said the drug will be available to patients within a week.Aimovig blocks a protein fragment, CGRP, that instigates and perpetuates migraines. Three other companies — Lilly, Teva and Alder — have similar medicines in t...
Source: Psychology of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Brain Injuries, Traumatic;   Chronic Pain;   Post-Traumatic Headache Intervention:   Behavioral: Collaborative Care Sponsors:   University of Washington;   National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review will consider forms of atypical facial and head pain in children and adolescents. A brief and general overview of typical head and facial pains and treatments will be offered. Moreover, atypical head and face pain will be discussed with treatment options.Recent FindingsThe most recent literature including case reports will be evaluated; possible pathophysiological mechanisms, resulting disabilities, and family and social impact will be discussed.SummaryGeneral indications for pharmacological treatment will be reviewed, when needed in more disabling cases. Also, non-pharmacological treat...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewOsteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a common and frequently occurring disease. It is caused by interruption of blood supply with different etiologies. ONFH leads to degeneration and necrosis of the subchondral bone of the femoral head and eventually collapse of the femoral head. ONFH has a high disability rate, seriously affecting the quality of living of patients, and often involves middle-aged and younger people.Recent FindingsIn recent years, the technology and understanding of stem cells and regenerative medicine have been developing rapidly. Numerous studies have reported successful re...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effect of surgical and medical treatment of pain relief in patients with RCPH, evaluating the intensity, duration, and frequency of headaches, and the impact of different treatments on quality of life. Ninety-four patients with headache, no symptoms or signs of acute and chronic sinonasal inflammation and who present with intranasal mucosal contact points positive to the lidocaine test were randomized into 2 equal groups and given medical or surgical treatment. The authors used visual analog scale, number of hours, and days with pain to characterize the headache and Migraine Disability A...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Authors: Reiter S, Eli I, Mahameed M, Emodi-Perlman A, Friedman-Rubin P, Reiter MA, Winocur E Abstract AIMS: To describe pain catastrophizing in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients in relation to disability and pain persistence. METHODS: A total of 163 TMD patients underwent a complete TMD evaluation according to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD), including the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS). Patients were divided into subgroups according to their PCS, Graded Chronic Pain Scale (GCPS), and pain persistence scores. The GCPS and pain persistence subgroups were assigned as de...
Source: Journal of Orofacial Pain - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Oral Facial Pain Headache Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo examine the changes in pain, disability, and quality of life in motor vehicle collision injury (MVCI) patients after treatment with traditional Korean medicine (TKM), and to investigate the psychological characteristics of these patients.MethodsForty-one patients with MVCI were treated with TKM including acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, moxibustion, cupping, herbal medication, chuna manual therapy, and physical therapy. Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Neck Disability Index (NDI), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale w...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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