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[Randomized controlled clinical trials for acupuncture treatment of aura-absence migraine patients].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2011 Apr; 36(2):128-31, 149.ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy for aura-absence migraine.

METHODS

A total of 60 aura-absence migraine outpatients who signed an informed consent participated in the present study. They were randomized into medication group and acupuncture group (n = 30/group) according to a randomized number table and their visiting sequence. Patients of acupuncture group were treated by acupuncture of Ashi-point, Baihui (GV 20), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Shuaigu (GB 8), Fengchi (GB 20), Benshen (GB 13) and Lieque (LU 7). The acupuncture needles were retained for 30 min after "Deqi", and the treatment was conducted once daily, 6 times every week and continuously for 4 weeks. Patients of the medication group were treated with oral administration of Flunarizine (10 mg/time, once every night) for 4 weeks. The SF-36 Quality-of-Life Instrument (SF-36) and integral scores of headache were measured before and after the treatment.

RESULTS

In comparison with the pre-treatment, scores of physical functioning (PF), role-physical (RP), bodily pain (BP), social functioning (SF), role-emotional (RE), vitality (VT), mental-health (MH) and general health (GH) of SF-36 in both medication and acupuncture groups were increased significantly (P < 0.05), and those of PF, RP and BP of the acupuncture group were significantly higher than the scores of the medication group (P < 0.05). The integral scores of headache were decreased significantly in both medication group and acupuncture group (P < 0.05), and those of the acupuncture group were remarkably lower than the scores of the medication group after the treatment (P < 0.05). Of the two 30 migraine patients in the medication and acupuncture groups, 1 (3.33%) and 9 (30.00%) were cured, 1 (3.33%) and 2 (6.67%) had a marked improvement in their symptoms, 9 (30.00%) and 8 (26.67%) were effective, 19 (63. 33%) and 11 (36.67%) were ineffective, with the total effective rates being 36.67% and 63.33%, respectively. The cure rate and the total effective rate of the acupuncture group were significantly higher than those of the medication group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture therapy can raise the migraineurs' life quality, lessen the times and severity of headache attack, and its therapeutic effect is superior to that of medication.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Fangshan District Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 102400, China. wyuejun@gmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

21717781

Citation

Wu, Jia-ping, and Shi-zhe Gu. "[Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials for Acupuncture Treatment of Aura-absence Migraine Patients]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 36, no. 2, 2011, pp. 128-31, 149.
Wu JP, Gu SZ. [Randomized controlled clinical trials for acupuncture treatment of aura-absence migraine patients]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2011;36(2):128-31, 149.
Wu, J. P., & Gu, S. Z. (2011). [Randomized controlled clinical trials for acupuncture treatment of aura-absence migraine patients]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 36(2), 128-31, 149.
Wu JP, Gu SZ. [Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials for Acupuncture Treatment of Aura-absence Migraine Patients]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2011;36(2):128-31, 149. PubMed PMID: 21717781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Randomized controlled clinical trials for acupuncture treatment of aura-absence migraine patients]. AU - Wu,Jia-ping, AU - Gu,Shi-zhe, PY - 2011/7/2/entrez PY - 2011/7/2/pubmed PY - 2011/8/5/medline SP - 128-31, 149 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 36 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy for aura-absence migraine. METHODS: A total of 60 aura-absence migraine outpatients who signed an informed consent participated in the present study. They were randomized into medication group and acupuncture group (n = 30/group) according to a randomized number table and their visiting sequence. Patients of acupuncture group were treated by acupuncture of Ashi-point, Baihui (GV 20), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Shuaigu (GB 8), Fengchi (GB 20), Benshen (GB 13) and Lieque (LU 7). The acupuncture needles were retained for 30 min after "Deqi", and the treatment was conducted once daily, 6 times every week and continuously for 4 weeks. Patients of the medication group were treated with oral administration of Flunarizine (10 mg/time, once every night) for 4 weeks. The SF-36 Quality-of-Life Instrument (SF-36) and integral scores of headache were measured before and after the treatment. RESULTS: In comparison with the pre-treatment, scores of physical functioning (PF), role-physical (RP), bodily pain (BP), social functioning (SF), role-emotional (RE), vitality (VT), mental-health (MH) and general health (GH) of SF-36 in both medication and acupuncture groups were increased significantly (P < 0.05), and those of PF, RP and BP of the acupuncture group were significantly higher than the scores of the medication group (P < 0.05). The integral scores of headache were decreased significantly in both medication group and acupuncture group (P < 0.05), and those of the acupuncture group were remarkably lower than the scores of the medication group after the treatment (P < 0.05). Of the two 30 migraine patients in the medication and acupuncture groups, 1 (3.33%) and 9 (30.00%) were cured, 1 (3.33%) and 2 (6.67%) had a marked improvement in their symptoms, 9 (30.00%) and 8 (26.67%) were effective, 19 (63. 33%) and 11 (36.67%) were ineffective, with the total effective rates being 36.67% and 63.33%, respectively. The cure rate and the total effective rate of the acupuncture group were significantly higher than those of the medication group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture therapy can raise the migraineurs' life quality, lessen the times and severity of headache attack, and its therapeutic effect is superior to that of medication. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21717781/[Randomized_controlled_clinical_trials_for_acupuncture_treatment_of_aura_absence_migraine_patients]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4811 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -