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[Effects of acupuncture preventive treatment on the quality of life in patients of no-aura migraine].
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Jun; 29(6):431-5.ZZ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the therapeutic effects on acupuncture preventive treatment of no-aura migraine and its influence on the QOL (quality of life) of the patients.

METHODS

Randomized controlled, double-blind and double-dummy research methods were adopted, 60 cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupuncture combined with oral administration of Flunarizine Hydrochloride vacuity capsules, and Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24) and Benshen (GB 13) were selected as main points. The control group was treated with oral administration of Flunarizine Hydrochloride capsules combined with acupuncture at placebo-points, thrice each week, for 4 weeks. The SF-36 QOL Scale and effective rate were used for assessment of therapeutic effects before treatment, after treatment and 3 months later.

RESULTS

There were significant differences in each dimension scores of SF-36 at 3 time points between the two groups (all P < 0.05). The dimension of the physiological function in the observation group was superior to that of the control group after treatment (P < 0.05), and there was no significant difference in other 7 dimensions between the two groups (all P > 0.05). After treatment and 3 months later, the effective rates were 68.0%, 68.0% in the observation group and 24.0%, 32.0% in the control group, respectively, with significant differences between the two groups (all P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture preventive treatment can effectively improve the life quality of the patients with migraine and reduce the migraine attack. There is no significant difference in improving the physical and psychological health of the migraine patients between acupuncture and Flunarizine Hydrochloride, and acupuncture is more effective in reducing the migraine attack days.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture, Beijing TCM Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

chi

PubMed ID

19563186

Citation

Zhang, Yan, et al. "[Effects of Acupuncture Preventive Treatment On the Quality of Life in Patients of No-aura Migraine]." Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 6, 2009, pp. 431-5.
Zhang Y, Zhang L, Li B, et al. [Effects of acupuncture preventive treatment on the quality of life in patients of no-aura migraine]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(6):431-5.
Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Li, B., & Wang, L. P. (2009). [Effects of acupuncture preventive treatment on the quality of life in patients of no-aura migraine]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 29(6), 431-5.
Zhang Y, et al. [Effects of Acupuncture Preventive Treatment On the Quality of Life in Patients of No-aura Migraine]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009;29(6):431-5. PubMed PMID: 19563186.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Effects of acupuncture preventive treatment on the quality of life in patients of no-aura migraine]. AU - Zhang,Yan, AU - Zhang,Lu, AU - Li,Bin, AU - Wang,Lin-peng, PY - 2009/7/1/entrez PY - 2009/7/1/pubmed PY - 2009/8/18/medline SP - 431 EP - 5 JF - Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion JO - Zhongguo Zhen Jiu VL - 29 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the therapeutic effects on acupuncture preventive treatment of no-aura migraine and its influence on the QOL (quality of life) of the patients. METHODS: Randomized controlled, double-blind and double-dummy research methods were adopted, 60 cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupuncture combined with oral administration of Flunarizine Hydrochloride vacuity capsules, and Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24) and Benshen (GB 13) were selected as main points. The control group was treated with oral administration of Flunarizine Hydrochloride capsules combined with acupuncture at placebo-points, thrice each week, for 4 weeks. The SF-36 QOL Scale and effective rate were used for assessment of therapeutic effects before treatment, after treatment and 3 months later. RESULTS: There were significant differences in each dimension scores of SF-36 at 3 time points between the two groups (all P < 0.05). The dimension of the physiological function in the observation group was superior to that of the control group after treatment (P < 0.05), and there was no significant difference in other 7 dimensions between the two groups (all P > 0.05). After treatment and 3 months later, the effective rates were 68.0%, 68.0% in the observation group and 24.0%, 32.0% in the control group, respectively, with significant differences between the two groups (all P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture preventive treatment can effectively improve the life quality of the patients with migraine and reduce the migraine attack. There is no significant difference in improving the physical and psychological health of the migraine patients between acupuncture and Flunarizine Hydrochloride, and acupuncture is more effective in reducing the migraine attack days. SN - 0255-2930 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19563186/[Effects_of_acupuncture_preventive_treatment_on_the_quality_of_life_in_patients_of_no_aura_migraine]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4811 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -