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Commentary

Is Placebo Acupuncture What It Is Intended to Be?

Table 1

Results, treatment of migraine.

Intervention: Author, year (ref.); number of included subjects (n)Proportion patients (in %) reporting reduced frequency days with migraine after treatment [59]

Acupuncture
 Linde, 2005 [6]; n = 30251
 Streng, 2006 [7]; n = 11461
 Diener, 2006 [8]; n = 96047
Minimal acupuncture
 Linde, 2005 [6]; n = 30253
 Diener, 2006 [8]; n = 96039
Medication
 Diener, 2002 [9]; n = 80846 (Flunarizin 5 mg)
53 (Flunarizin 10 mg)
48 (Propanolol)
van der Key, 2002 [10]; n = 201346 (Propanolol)
 Streng, 2006 [7]; n = 11449 (Metropolol)
 Diener, 2006 [8]; n = 96040 (Standard medication)
Placebo tablet
 van der Key, 2002 [10]; n = 201324
Waiting list
 Linde, 2005 [6]; n = 30215

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