Abstract Title:

Acupuncture in Adult and Pediatric Headache: A Narrative Review.

Abstract Source:

Neuropediatrics. 2019 Aug 29. Epub 2019 Aug 29. PMID: 31466110

Abstract Author(s):

Elizabeth Doll, Brooke Threlkeld, Danielle Graff, Rob Clemons, Olivia Mittel, Michael K Sowell, Mark McDonald

Article Affiliation:

Elizabeth Doll


Headaches in children and adolescents remain a very common problem with migraine being the most common headache disorder to present to medical attention. The approach to the treatment of migraine in children has consisted of treatment with acute and preventive medications, combined with lifestyle modification and behavioral interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. With increasing frequency, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, including acupuncture, are often recommended in the pediatric population to address significant disability with limited evidence-based treatment options. In this article, the authors conduct a review of acupuncture in pediatric headache, including neurobiological mechanisms, adult headache studies, pediatric headache studies, safety, and use of acupuncture in other conditions in children. This article aims to summarize the currently available evidence with which to recommend acupuncture in children for the adjunctive treatment of headache. Acupuncture appears to be safe and effective for the treatment of migraine in children.

Study Type : Review
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture : CK(3141) : AC(370)

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