Chuna Manual Therapy Combined Acupuncture for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Systematic Review

삼차신경통에 대한 추나와 침 복합치료의 효과: 체계적 문헌고찰

  • Received : 2016.09.19
  • Accepted : 2016.10.10
  • Published : 2016.10.31


Objectives To determine the effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy combined acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia. Methods We searched 6 electronic databases (Pubmed, CAJ, Oasis, RISS, DBPIA, KoreanTK) and 2 journals up to August 2016. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using Chuna manual therapy combined acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia. The methodological quality of each RCT was assessed by the Cochrane risk of bias tool. Results 3 RCT studies were eligible in our review. The meta-analysis of 3 studies showed favorable results for the use of Chuna manual therapy combined acupuncture. High risk of bias were observed in all studies. Conclusions Although there are favorable results with meta-analysis, our systematic review are highly dependent on the single source of Chinese electrical database, CAJ. Now limited evidence is available to support Chuna manual therapy combined acupuncture for trigeminal neuralgia and further well-designed RCTs should be encouraged.


Chuna manual therapy;Trigeminal Neuralgia;Systematic Review;Meta-Analysis;Traditional Korean Medicine


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