[Evaluation of the research features and methodology of acupuncture literatures of headache published in foreign journals in SCI in the recent 5 years].

Author: Liu MS, Li R.
School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of CM, BeiJing 100029, China. meishan280@hotmail.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 10 , Pages: 952-6 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 157

Retrieving literatures in SCI source journals in the recent 5 years through Web of Science and PubMed databases, articles regarding to the treatment of headache with acupuncture are arranged and analyzed. It turns out that (1) the acupoint selection and treatment is not under the guidence of syndrome differentiation in the clinical research literatures published in foreign journals. (2) The clinical research trials published in foreign journals shows that regarding to curative effect, there is no difference between acupuncture group and sham acupuncture group which indicats that the westerners do not grasp the westerners do not grasp the essene of acupuncture techniques owing to the great difference of medical theory and thinking mode between eastern and western, and the western's shallow cognition of TCM and acupuncture. The sham acupuncture trials published in foreign journals with respect to acupuncture for headache cannot highlight the advantage o acupuncture therapy, what's more, the sham acupuncture trial designation is unfit for acupuncture therapy.
PMID: 23259284