Tag Archives: Migraines

Blood letting and cupping most effective for migraines

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Objective: Migraine is a common neurological disorder, which resulting in significant societal and personal burdens. Acupuncture has attracted widespread attention in migraine prophylaxis and treatment in recent years. Although some studies have confirmed the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy in treating migraines, there is still a lack of comprehensive evaluation regarding the …

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Auricular acupuncture beats flunarizine hydrochloride for menstrual migraines

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Objectives: To observe the curative efficacy of auricular comprehensive therapy on menstrual migraine and its effect on serum prostaglandin F2α(PGF2α), prostaglandin E2(PGE2) contents and ratio, so as to explore its possible mechanism. Methods: A total of 66 patients with menstrual migraine of liver-fire syndrome were randomly divided into observation group (33 cases, …

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Acupuncture safe in pregnancy for migraine relief

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pregnancy when most drugs are contraindicated. There is accumulating evidence for the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for migraine in the general population but very little to no data on acupuncture during pregnancy. With this retrospective study, we wanted to determine whether an association exists between acupuncture treatment and preterm …

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Electroacupuncture at the four gates acupoints beats western medicine for migraines

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Objective: To compare the clinical effect of electroacupuncture at four gates points and flunarizine hydrochloride capsule on migraine of liver yang hyperactivity. Methods: A total of 110 patients with migraine of liver yang hyperactivity were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture group (55 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a western medication group (55 cases, 2 cases …

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Acupuncture is effective at relieving migraines

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Background: Acupuncture has been widely used to relieve migraine-related symptoms. However, the findings of previous systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) are still not completely consistent. Their quality is also unknown, so a comprehensive study is needed. Objective: To evaluate the reporting and methodological quality of these MAs concerning acupuncture for migraine, …

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MRI shows how the acupuncture point Shuaigu (GB 8) works for migraine sufferers

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Objective: To investigate the changes in the functional connectivity in the right insula between migraine without aura and healthy controls by using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), and to observe the instant alteration of functional connectivity in migraine without aura during electroacupuncture stimulation at Shuaigu (GB 8). Methods: A total of …

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Acupuncture reduces migraines and emotional problems in women

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Background: Menstrual migraine without aura refers to a specific type of migraine that is associated with the female ovarian cycle. It is particularly serious and has brought huge life pressure and mental burden to female patients. Acupuncture has been commonly used to prevent migraines and relieve concomitant emotional disorders; however, the …

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