Homeopathic prophylaxis of headaches and migraine? A systematic review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Homeopathic prophylaxis of headaches and migraine?
Abstract: 

Homeopathy is often advocated as a prophylaxis of migraine and headaches. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical trials, testing the efficacy of homeopathy for these indications. Independent computerized literature searches were carried out in 4 databases. Only randomized, placebo-controlled trials were included. Four such studies were found. Their methodological quality was variable but, on average, satisfactory. One study suggested that homeopathic remedies were effective. The other, methodologically stronger trials did not support this notion. It is concluded that the trial data available to date do not suggest that homeopathy is effective in the prophylaxis of migraine or headache beyond a placebo effect.

Author(s): 
Ernst, E.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Pain Symptom Manage
Publication Date: 
1999-11
Publication Year: 
1999
Pages: 
353-357
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
5
ISSN: 
0885-3924
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 10584459

Turabian/Chicago Citation

E. Ernst. 1999-11. "Homeopathic prophylaxis of headaches and migraine? A systematic review." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 18: 5: 353-357.

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