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Acupuncture for the Treatment of Chronic Daily Headaches

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00086021
First Posted: June 22, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2007
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Information provided by:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether acupuncture can reduce pain in long-term headache sufferers.

Condition Intervention
Headache Disorders Procedure: Acupuncture

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acupuncture for the Treatment of Chronic Daily Headaches

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):

Estimated Enrollment: 74
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Presence of headache 15 or more days in the past month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known intracranial mass
  • Recent surgery to the head and neck region
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00086021


Locations
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
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00086021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: K23AT001194 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: June 21, 2004
First Posted: June 22, 2004
Last Update Posted: June 11, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH):
Headache
Acupuncture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Headache
Headache Disorders
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases