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Selected Controlled Trials of Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines (Non Systematic List)

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Updated January 18, 2011

Acupuncture for treating acute attacks of migraine: a randomized controlled trial. Headache. 2009 Jun;49(6):805-16. Epub 2009 Apr 27.

Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with headache. Cephalalgia. 2008 Apr;28(4):334-45.

Acupuncture in migraine: investigation of autonomic effects. Clin J Pain. 2008 Feb;24(2):106-15.

Acupuncture in migraine prevention: a randomized sham controlled study with 6-months posttreatment follow-up. Clin J Pain. 2008 Feb;24(2):98-105.

Acupuncture in patients with headache Cephalalgia. 2008 Sep;28(9):969-79. Epub 2008 Jul 8.

Acupuncture of chronic headache disorders in primary care: randomised controlled trial and economic analysis. Health Technol Assess. 2004 Nov;8(48):iii, 1-35.

Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a multicentre, sham-controlled, patient-and observer-blinded, randomised trial. J Headache Pain. 2007 Oct;8(5):306-14. Epub 2007 Oct 23.

Traditional acupuncture in migraine: a controlled, randomized study. Headache. 2008 Mar;48(3):398-407. Epub 2007 Sep 12.

Acupuncture in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized sham-controlled trial. Cephalalgia. 2006 May;26(5):520-9.

Treatment in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture for migraine (ART migraine). Forsch Komplementmed. 2006 Apr;13(2):101-8. Epub 2006 Apr 19.

Efficacy of acupuncture for the prophylaxis of migraine: a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial. Lancet Neurol. 2006 Apr;5(4):310-6.

Acupuncture for patients with migraine: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2005 May 4;293(17):2118-25.

Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomised trial. BMJ. 2004 Mar 27;328(7442):744. Epub 2004 Mar 15.

Acupuncture versus placebo versus sumatriptan for early treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized controlled trial. J Intern Med. 2003 Feb;253(2):181-8.

Acupuncture in the prophylactic treatment of migraine without aura: a comparison with flunarizine. Heeadache. 2002 Oct;42(9):855-61.

Acupuncture versus metoprolol in migraine prophylaxis: a randomized trial of trigger point inactivation. J Intern Med. 1994 May;235(5):451-6.

Traditional Chinese acupuncture in tension-type headache: a controlled study. Pain. 1992 Mar;48(3):325-9.

The treatment of tension headache by acupuncture: a controlled single case design with time series analysis. J Psychosom Res. 1990;34(5):553-61.

A controlled trial of the treatment of migraine by acupuncture. Clin J Pain. 1989 Dec;5(4):305-12.

Acupuncture treatment of chronic tension headache–a controlled cross-over trial. Cephalalgia. 1985 Sep;5(3):137-42.

Effect of acupuncture on headache measured by reduction in number of attacks and use of drugs. Scand J Dent Res. 1979 Oct;87(5):373-80.

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