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TCM search: electro-acupuncture is effective for migraines

Electro-acupuncture can, according to the study the symptoms of migraine vary with electro-acupuncture, migraine attacks less frequent and shorter. A Chinese study shows that this procedure reduces the number of migraine attacks significantly.

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Chinese TCM experts have conducted a three-arm, control study a total of 242 patients who suffer from migraine without aura between the ages of 18 and 65 years participated. On average, patients who suffer from 4,9 migraine attakcken per month.

The subjects were divided into three groups. Two groups received treatment with the use of needles, and the acupuncture points in the second group of non-acupuncture points. The treatment was completed within four weeks of five days per week. The second group was not treated, however, the awareness to get acupuncture treatment at a later time.

In the state of the four acupuncture points used: two points are GB20, and GB8 in any case. To determine the points SJ5, GB34, BL60, SI3, LI4, ST44, LR3 and GB40 also. Other acupuncture points in the group is not allowed. In the control points was chosen, which is considered the classic acupuncture points.

Frequency of migraine attacks in the acupuncture group fell by 3.2 in the group with tea and acupuncture, in contrast, only 2.1. In patients without intervention, the result was similar to acupuncture.

The average number of days of migraine in patients of the contract team was also less in the group with tea and acupuncture. The study is available here.

Important note:This article contains only general information and should not for self-diagnosis or the treatment used. It’s not a substitute for a doctor’s visit.

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