From the Division of Orofacial Pain Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (Dr. Zhao); Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (Dr. Stillman); and Michigan Head-Pain & Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (Dr. Rozen).
Traditional and Evidence-Based Acupuncture in Headache Management: Theory, Mechanism, and Practice
Article first published online: 1 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 6, pages 716–730, June 2005
How to Cite
Zhao, C.-h., Stillman, M. J. and Rozen, T. D. (2005), Traditional and Evidence-Based Acupuncture in Headache Management: Theory, Mechanism, and Practice. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 716–730. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05139.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 1 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication January 5, 2005.
- acupuncture analgesia;
- trigeminal nucleus caudalis
Acupuncture, traditional Chinese needle therapy, has become widely used for the relief of headache. The history of the practice of acupuncture in the United States and the theoretical framework for acupuncture in Chinese medicine are reviewed. The basic scientific background and clinical application of acupuncture in the headache management are discussed.