Migraine Disorders

Publication Title: 
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Headaches, including primary headaches such as migraine and tension-type headache, are a common clinical problem. Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), formerly known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), uses evidence informed modalities to assist in the health and healing of patients. CIM commonly includes the use of nutrition, movement practices, manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body strategies.

Author(s): 
Millstine, Denise
Chen, Christina Y.
Bauer, Brent
Publication Title: 
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Headaches, including primary headaches such as migraine and tension-type headache, are a common clinical problem. Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), formerly known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), uses evidence informed modalities to assist in the health and healing of patients. CIM commonly includes the use of nutrition, movement practices, manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body strategies.

Author(s): 
Millstine, Denise
Chen, Christina Y.
Bauer, Brent
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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.

Author(s): 
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

We aimed to investigate: (1) whether patient and intervention characteristics, design-independent quality aspects, and response rates differ between randomized and non-randomized trials of acupuncture for chronic headache; (2) whether non-randomized studies provide useful additional information (regarding long-term effects, prognostic factors, adverse effects, and generalizability); (3) reasons for potential differences in response rates.

Author(s): 
Linde, Klaus
Scholz, Michael
Melchart, Dieter
Willich, Stefan N.
Publication Title: 
Headache

BACKGROUND: Primary headache disorders, especially migraine, are commonly accompanied by neck pain or other symptoms. Because of this, physical therapy (PT) and other physical treatments are often prescribed. This review updates and synthesizes published clinical trial evidence, systematic reviews, and case series regarding the efficacy of selected physical modalities in the treatment of primary headache disorders.

Author(s): 
Biondi, David M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Advanced Nursing

AIM: The aim of this paper is to evaluate previous research studies on acupuncture for migraine with reference to the Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture guidelines. BACKGROUND: It is estimated that around 2-15% of the world's population are affected by migraine headaches. Thirteen per cent of adults in the United Kingdom suffer with chronic pain, migraine headaches accounting for 7% of cases. Migraine pain relief is grounded in pharmacology. Acupuncture for migraine has been widely researched.

Author(s): 
Griggs, Chloe
Jensen, Jan
Publication Title: 
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

Since the last Cochrane review of acupuncture and headache in 2001, which found methodological and/or reporting shortcomings in the majority of the studies, several large, randomized trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for headache have been published. Following a brief overview of the pathophysiology of migraine and possible action mechanisms of acupuncture, we look at current studies on acupuncture and migraine and discuss the results.

Author(s): 
Endres, Heinz G.
Diener, Hans-Christoph
Molsberger, Albrecht
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is often used for migraine prophylaxis but its effectiveness is still controversial. This review (along with a companion review on 'Acupuncture for tension-type headache') represents an updated version of a Cochrane review originally published in Issue 1, 2001, of The Cochrane Library.

Author(s): 
Linde, Klaus
Allais, Gianni
Brinkhaus, Benno
Manheimer, Eric
Vickers, Andrew
White, Adrian R.
Publication Title: 
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

Since the last Cochrane review of acupuncture and headache in 2001, which found methodological and/or reporting shortcomings in the majority of the studies, several large, randomized trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for headache have been published. Following a brief overview of the pathophysiology of migraine and possible action mechanisms of acupuncture, we look at current studies on acupuncture and migraine and discuss the results.

Author(s): 
Endres, Heinz G.
Diener, Hans-Christoph
Molsberger, Albrecht
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Refering to the oversea evidence-based guidelines for migraine, the authors analyze the compilation characteristics of Guideline for Clinical Practice of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Migraine (WHO WPR) (herein after referred to as "Guideline"), and briefly explain the range of application, clinical value and attentions of the Guideline.

Author(s): 
Wang, Jing-Jing
Wu, Zhong-Chao
Hu, Jing
Jiao, Yue
Yang, Jin-Hong

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