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Acupuncture for Vertigo

In this study, the authors evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of cervical vertigo (1). This was a meta-analysis, so multiple randomized controlled trials were searched in comprehensive databases and analyzed. 10 studies were included with 914 participants. Results showed that acupuncture was more effective than conventional medicine therapy in effectiveness, improvement rate of vertigo and headache, and increased average blood flow velocity of vertebral-basilar artery. The authors conclude that acupuncture is a promising therapeutic approach for cervical vertigo based on low quality evidence.