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Article: A systematic review on acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia

TitleA systematic review on acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherInnoVision Communications. The Journal's web site is located at www.alternative-therapies.com
Citation
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2010, v. 16 n. 6, p. 30-35 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a commonly seen pain condition with limited treatments available, and acupuncture is widely used for pain conditions, including TN. OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for TN. METHODS: English and Chinese databases were searched extensively to identify randomized controlled studies of acupuncture treatment for TN. Selected studies were assessed for methodological quality. Odds ratios (OR) between treatment and control groups were used to assess efficacy. RESULTS: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria with 506 people in the acupuncture arm and 414 people in the control arm, in which carbamazepine (CBZ) was used as the control treatment. They were all low-quality studies, hence precluding meta-analysis. Only four trials reported that acupuncture was superior to CBZ, and the remaining eight studies showed no difference between the treatment and control groups. Adverse effects of acupuncture, which were reported in three studies, were mild. CONCLUSION: The evidence reviewed previously suggests that acupuncture is of similar efficacy as CBZ but with fewer adverse effects in treatment of TN. However, the evidence is weak because of low methodological quality of the reviewed studies. Further studies with improved methodologies are recommended to support the use of acupuncture for TN.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135422
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.329
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.497
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorLi, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorXu, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorChung, KFen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, SPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T01:34:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T01:34:57Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationAlternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2010, v. 16 n. 6, p. 30-35en_US
dc.identifier.issn1078-6791-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135422-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a commonly seen pain condition with limited treatments available, and acupuncture is widely used for pain conditions, including TN. OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for TN. METHODS: English and Chinese databases were searched extensively to identify randomized controlled studies of acupuncture treatment for TN. Selected studies were assessed for methodological quality. Odds ratios (OR) between treatment and control groups were used to assess efficacy. RESULTS: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria with 506 people in the acupuncture arm and 414 people in the control arm, in which carbamazepine (CBZ) was used as the control treatment. They were all low-quality studies, hence precluding meta-analysis. Only four trials reported that acupuncture was superior to CBZ, and the remaining eight studies showed no difference between the treatment and control groups. Adverse effects of acupuncture, which were reported in three studies, were mild. CONCLUSION: The evidence reviewed previously suggests that acupuncture is of similar efficacy as CBZ but with fewer adverse effects in treatment of TN. However, the evidence is weak because of low methodological quality of the reviewed studies. Further studies with improved methodologies are recommended to support the use of acupuncture for TN.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInnoVision Communications. The Journal's web site is located at www.alternative-therapies.com-
dc.relation.ispartofAlternative Therapies in Health and Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapy - adverse effects - methods - standards-
dc.subject.meshAnalgesics, Non-Narcotic - adverse effects - standards - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshCarbamazepine - adverse effects - standards - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshPain Management-
dc.subject.meshTrigeminal Neuralgia - therapy-
dc.titleA systematic review on acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChung, KF: kfchung@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChung, KF=rp00377en_US
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dc.identifier.pmid21280460-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79952265041-
dc.identifier.hkuros187460en_US
dc.identifier.volume16en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.spage30en_US
dc.identifier.epage35en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000208703800003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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