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Interest of Auriculotherapy in Prophylaxis of Migraine and Headache in Patients With Migraines (Migauric)

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Verified February 2017 by Hopital Foch
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Hopital Foch Identifier:
First received: January 27, 2017
Last updated: February 28, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The aim of the study is to show that auriculotherapy decreases the number of days with painful episodes of migraine and headache after 3 months of treatment

Condition Intervention
Migraine Procedure: Auriculotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Interest of Auriculotherapy in Prophylaxis of Migraine and Headache in Patients With Migraines

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Further study details as provided by Hopital Foch:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of days with migraine and headache [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of days with migraine [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  • Number of days with non migrainous headache [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Actual Study Start Date: January 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Auriculotherapy Procedure: Auriculotherapy
No Intervention: No auriculotherapy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Months to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Benefiting from social security scheme or legal successor;
  • Having given their non-opposition to the study; ·
  • Diagnosis of chronical migraine for more than 6 months
  • Without prophylactic treatment or with a prophylactic treatment for more than 1 month
  • presenting a calendar of migraines and headaches mentioning the number of days with pain, intensity of pain and treatments for at least 3 months.

Non inclusion Criteria:

  • Men
  • patients with less than 6 painful episodes in 3 months
  • history or actual mental health disorder
  • Dependence on opioids or tranquillizers
  • secondary headaches
  • Incapacitated to keep a diary of the migraines / headaches / treatments
  • contraindications for the use of auriculotherapy: scheduled Magnetic resonance imaging examination declared pregnancy, breastfeeding, artificial heart valves, Haemophilia, effective anticoagulation treatment
  • having received auriculotherapy treatment in the indication of the study in the last 12 months before inclusion
  • scheduled to start a new drug or non-drug therapy which could interfere with the study: antidepressant, opioids, anticonvulsant psychological therapy, , physiotherapy, deep brain stimulation, etc..)
  • modification of prophylactic treatment during the month before inclusion

Exclusion criteria

  • Allergy or infection of the auricle
  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT03036761

Contact: Mireille Michel-Cherqui, MD +33(0)146252985

Hopital Foch Recruiting
Suresnes, France, 92150
Contact: Mireille Miche-Cherqui, MD    +33(0)146252985   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hopital Foch
Principal Investigator: Mireille Michel-Cherqui, MD Hopital Foch
  More Information

Responsible Party: Hopital Foch Identifier: NCT03036761     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016/58
2016-A01534-47 ( Other Identifier: ANSM )
Study First Received: January 27, 2017
Last Updated: February 28, 2017

Keywords provided by Hopital Foch:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017