[Acupuncture for headache]

Department of Science and Technology - Brazilian Health Technology Assessment General Coordination
Record ID 32006001453
Portuguese
Authors' objectives:

To determine whether acupuncture is:
more effective than no treatment
more effective than placebo acupuncture
as effective as other interventions used to treat idiopathic (primary) headache.

Authors' recomendations: The existing evidence supports the value of acupuncture in the treatment of idiopathic headaches. However, the quality and quantity of evidence are not entirely convincing. Well planned and large scale studies are necessary in order to evaluate the effectiveness and cost of acupuncture under real life conditions.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2005
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Brazil
MeSH Terms
  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Headache
  • Headache Disorders
Contact
Organisation Name: Coordenação-Geral de Fomento à Pesquisa e Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde, Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia
Contact Address: Ministerio da Saude, Secretaria de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Insumos Estrategicos, Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Esplanada dos Ministerios, Edificio sede; bl "G" - 8 andar - SL 834, CEP: 70058-900, Brasilia, DF Brazil, Tel: +55 61 3315 3197 Fax: +55 61 3315 3850
Contact Name: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
Contact Email: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
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