Acupuncture for the Treatment of Chronic Daily Headaches
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture can reduce pain in long-term headache sufferers.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Acupuncture for the Treatment of Chronic Daily Headaches|
|Study Start Date:||February 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2007|
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of some types of headaches, but the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic daily headaches has not been studied. The long-term goals of this study are to reduce the symptoms that are associated with recurrent headaches and to collect data that can be used for future acupuncture studies.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of either standard care or ten acupuncture treatments in addition to medical care. Self-report questionnaires will be used to assess headaches and daily pain severity.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Harvard Medical School|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|