Acupuncture for epilepsy

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • DKL Cheuk,

  • V Wong


Dr Daniel Cheuk, Medical Officer, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, HONG KONG. cheukkl@hkusua.hku.hk.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in patients with epilepsy. We intend to test the following hypotheses:

1. acupuncture can increase the probability of becoming seizure free;
2. acupuncture can reduce the frequency and duration of seizures;
3. acupuncture can improve the quality of life;
4. acupuncture is associated with adverse effects.

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