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2022 Jun 24

BMJ Open



Efficacy of contralateral acupuncture in women with migraine without aura: protocol for a randomised controlled trial.


Li Q, Feng J, Zhang X, Wang Y, Zhao S, Xing C, Song Y, Zeng X, Kong M, Zheng Y, Zhao L, Guo T
BMJ Open. 2022 Jun 24; 12(6):e061287.
PMID: 35750456.


Migraine is a common neurological disorder with a higher prevalence occurring in women. Migraine without aura (MwoA) is the most common type of migraine. In recent years, the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines have been internationally recognised. Contralateral acupuncture (CAT) (Jùcì) is an ancient classic acupuncture technique from that refers to the acupoints on the right side (healthy side) selected for diseases on the left (affected side) and vice versa. Some studies have shown that efficacy of CAT on the painful disorder is even better than ipsilateral acupuncture (IAT), but there remains a lack of high-quality evidence to support it.