Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Aust Fam Physician. 1996 Feb;25(2):216, 218, 220 passim.

Tiger Balm as a treatment of tension headache. A clinical trial in general practice.

Author information

  • 1Department of Community Medicine and General Practice, Monash University, East Bentleigh, Victoria.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy of a topical medication, Tiger Balm, in the treatment of acute tension headache.

DESIGN:

Randomised, double blind, three group comparison.

SETTING:

Patients were recruited by newspaper advertisements and general practitioners who were also responsible for enrolment. Pre-treatment assessments took place in seven general practices.

INTERVENTION:

Groups were given either Tiger Balm, topical placebo or paracetamol.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Headache severity and medication relief scales were measured by self-report.

RESULTS:

There was a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) in headache relief between Tiger Balm and placebo. The difference between Tiger Balm and medication was not significant.

PMID:
8839380
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center