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An Overview of Systematic Reviews of Randomized Controlled Trials on Acupuncture Treating Migraine

Table 4

MAs outcomes about VAS score.

Study IDOutcomeAcute or preventive treatmentInterventionControlFollow-up timeRCTs (n)I2ModelMD95% CI value

Cui et al. [18]VAS scoreNDAcupuncture with or without electrical stimulation① or ②Immediate-term (ND)5 (667)87%REM−0.32[−1.04, 0.41]<0.0001
AcupunctureShort-term (ND)7 (447)66%REM−1.24[−1.84, −0.64]<0.0001
Long-term (ND)5 (318)95%REM−1.77[−2.76, −0.78]0.0005

Pu et al. [25]VAS scoreAcute treatmentAcupuncture2 h4 (699)67%REM−0.38[−0.83, 0.07]0.10
4 h4 (699)70%REM−0.42[−0.96, 0.12]0.12
VAS score reduction2 h3 (579)0%FEM0.36[0.08, 0.65]0.01
4 h3 (579)0%FEM0.49[0.14, 0.84]0.01

ND: not defined; ①: sham acupuncture; ②: drug treatment.

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