2008 - Immediate and delayed acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches

Rada, Gabriel
January 2009
ACP Journal Club;1/1/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study titled "Acupuncture in patients with headache," conducted by researcher S. Jena and colleagues. The study found that immediate and delayed acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches. 48% of patients had migraines, and 46% had tension-type headaches. Other outcomes included 3-month percentage reduction in days with headache, treatment response and pain intensity.


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