Presented as abstract at the 33rd annual meeting of the Scandinavian Neurosurgical Society, June 18th, 1981, Aarhus.
Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain -- a Controlled Cross-over Trial†
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 66–69, March 1983
How to Cite
Hansen, P. E. and Hansen, J. H. (1983), Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain -- a Controlled Cross-over Trial. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 23: 66–69. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1983.hed2302066.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: April 26, 1982
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In a controlled trial the effect of traditional Chinese acupuncture versus placebo acupuncture was evaluated in 16 patients with chronic facial pain (13 atypical facial pain, 2 atypical and I typical trigeminal neuralgia). All patients suffered from daily pain, the intensity of which was recorded by the patients over a period of 16 weeks. Each patient was treated by traditional Chinese acupuncture as well as placebo acupuncture in a cross-over design following randomization. Each period of treatment comprised 10 treatments during two weeks of hospitalization.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture was found to be significantly more pain-relieving than placebo acupuncture according to the pain registration of the patients themselves and to their subjective preferences.