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Efficacy prediction of acupuncture treatment for migraine without aura based on multimodal MRI: A study protocol.


Cheng S, Zhang X, Zheng H, Jiang N, Zhou J, Li X, Fang Y, Huang X, Liang J, Yin T, Liang F, Zeng F, Li Z
Front Neurol. 2022; 13:953921.
PMID: 36299271.


Acupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for patients with migraine without aura (MwoA), but only 41-59% of patients show improvement with this treatment. Screening positive responders to acupuncture treatment for MwoA can ensure that healthcare resources can be appropriately targeted to specific patients who would most benefit. The objective of this study is to determine whether the structure and functional activity in certain brain regions can predict analgesia response in patients with MwoA who receive acupuncture treatment.