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S N Willich
Dr S N Willich, Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany; email@example.com
In patients with primary headache, does acupuncture plus routine care improve outcomes more than routine care alone?
randomised controlled trial (Acupuncture in Routine Care study).
3 and 6 months.
primary care setting in Germany.
3404 patients ⩾18 years of age (mean age 44 y, 77% women based on 3182 patients) who had primary headache (headaches for >12 mo and ⩾2 headaches/mo). Patients with headache caused by somatic diseases (eg, hypertension, meningioma, or meningoencephalitis) were excluded.
immediate needle acupuncture administered in ⩽15 sessions …
Source of funding: health insurance companies (Techniker Krankenkasse, Betriebskrankenkasse, Handelskrankenkasse, and Innungskrankenkasse).
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