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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279972/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-the-use-of-acupuncture-and-chinese-medicine-results-of-a-nationally-representative-survey-of-17%C3%A2-161-australian-women
#1
Lu Yang, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine has considerable public support in Australia and elsewhere around the world; the literature suggests Chinese medicine (CM) and acupuncture are particularly popular. AIM: To examine factors associated with CM/acupuncture use among young/middle-aged Australian women. METHODS: This research formed part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH), a population-based cohort study. Data were obtained from the 'young' (34-39 years; n=8010) and 'middle-aged' (62-67 years; n=9151) ALSWH cohorts, who completed survey 6 (in 2012) and survey 7 (in 2013), respectively...
March 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167666/impact-of-acupuncture-on-stress-levels-of-professionals-working-with-maltreated-children
#2
LETTER
Christian César Cândido de Oliveira, Sandra Scivoletto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151404/the-role-of-touch-in-acupuncture-treatment
#3
Younbyoung Chae, Håkan Olausson
Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that is characterised by the insertion of a needle at a particular location on the body. Acupuncture stimulation includes sensory-discriminative and affective-social touch dimensions. In this review, we discuss the role of touch during acupuncture stimulation with an emphasis on the therapeutic, sensory-discriminative and affective-social aspects. In the discriminative dimension, de qi, which is associated with needling, includes a combination of various sensations, such as heaviness, numbness, soreness and distension...
February 1, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115321/manual-acupuncture-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Rong Wang, Xiuxia Li, Shenghu Zhou, Xiaogang Zhang, Kehu Yang, Xusheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of manual acupuncture (MA) in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing MA versus sham/placebo or no intervention in patients with MPS in the following databases from inception to January 2016: PubMed; Cochrane Library; Embase; Web of Science; and China Biology Medicine. Two reviewers independently screened the literature extracted data and assessed the quality of the included studies according to the risk of bias tool recommended by the Cochrane Handbook (V...
January 23, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093383/effect-of-minimal-acupuncture-for-infantile-colic-a-multicentre-three-armed-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-acu-col
#5
Kajsa Landgren, Inger Hallström
BACKGROUND: Evidence for treating infantile colic with acupuncture is contradictory. AIM: To evaluate and compare the effect of two types of acupuncture versus no acupuncture in infants with colic in public child health centres (CHCs). METHODS: A multicentre, randomised controlled, single-blind, three-armed trial (ACU-COL) comparing two styles of acupuncture with no acupuncture, as an adjunct to standard care, was conducted. Among 426 infants whose parents sought help for colic and registered their child's fussing/crying in a diary, 157 fulfilled the criteria for colic and 147 started the intervention...
January 16, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087523/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-usa-changes-over-a-decade-2002-2012
#6
Jia Cui, Shaobai Wang, Jiehui Ren, Jun Zhang, Jun Jing
BACKGROUND: The use of acupuncture has gained popularity in the USA. The number of acupuncture users and licensed acupuncturists increased by 50% and 100%, respectively, between 2002 and 2012, coinciding with increasing acknowledgement of the importance and efficacy of acupuncture over this time period. METHODS: This paper presents new findings from the complementary health approaches section of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (n=33 373 respondents)...
January 13, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082267/use-of-x-rays-to-study-acupuncture-points-of-the-hand-implications-for-education
#7
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Austin Mun Kitt Loke, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082266/reporting-characteristics-and-risk-of-bias-in-randomised-controlled-trials-of-acupuncture-analgesia-published-in-pubmed-listed-journals
#8
Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xiue Shi, Zehao Chen, Yuanqing Pan, Xusheng Li, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture analgesia has been evaluated by a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs); however, a systematic summary of reporting quality of RCTs in this specific field is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting characteristics and risk of bias of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia indexed in the PubMed database. METHODS: A PubMed search of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia was conducted through November 2015. The Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool was used to assess the risk of bias of each trial...
January 12, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077367/electroacupuncture-alleviates-the-inflammatory-response-via-effects-on-m1-and-m2-macrophages-after-spinal-cord-injury
#9
Jiagui Zhao, Rongyi Zhang, Likui Wang, Yuanhai Li
BACKGROUND: Macrophages/microglia are important effector cells at the site of spinal cord injury (SCI). M1-type macrophages facilitate innate immunity to remove foreign microbes and wound debris from the injury site. M2-type macrophages exhibit tissue repair properties and attenuate production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Regulation of the polarisation of M1/M2 macrophages may affect the inflammatory response in SCI and may be related to neurotrophin-3 (NT-3). Electroacupuncture (EA) at GV acupuncture points can be used as an adjuvant therapy for SCI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077366/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-or-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Junyoung Jo, Yoon Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHODS: We searched a total of 15 databases through October 2015. The participants were women with PCOS (diagnosed using the Rotterdam criteria) undergoing IVF or ICSI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069562/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-expression-of-agrin-and-acetylcholine-receptor-subtypes-in-rats-with-tibialis-anterior-muscular-atrophy-induced-by-sciatic-nerve-injection-injury
#11
Jianqi Yu, Meng Wang, Junying Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Shengbo Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on mRNA and protein expression of agrin, acetylcholine receptor (AChR)-ε and AChR-γ in a rat model of tibialis anterior muscle atrophy induced by sciatic nerve injection injury, and to examine the underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: Fifty-four adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: healthy control group (CON, n=6); sciatic nerve injury group (SNI, n=24), comprising rats euthanased at 1, 2, 4 and 6 weeks, respectively, after penicillin injection-induced SNI (n=6 each); CON+EA group (n=12), comprising healthy rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA at GB30 and ST36); and SNI+EA group, comprising rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA)...
January 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043941/can-the-sphenopalatine-ganglion-be-reached-by-an-acupuncture-needle
#12
LETTER
Lu Zhang, Dong-Liang Fang, Da-Wei Jiang, Yan Gao, Da-Zhuo Shi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174177/in-this-issue
#13
EDITORIAL
David John Carr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932569/needle-breakage-in-acupuncture-a-biomechanical-study
#14
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Yoke Rung Wong, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697769/effects-of-myofascial-trigger-point-dry-needling-in-patients-with-sleep-bruxism-and-temporomandibular-disorders-a-prospective-case-series
#15
Paloma María Blasco-Bonora, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of deep dry needling (DN) of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of the masseter and temporalis on pain, pressure pain threshold (PPT), pain-free maximal jaw opening and temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related disability in patients with sleep bruxism (SB) and myofascial TMD. METHODS: Seventeen subjects (11 women, 6 men) aged 39±13 years (range 23-66) diagnosed with SB and myofascial TMD were invited to participate in this prospective case series study...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503746/what-predicts-a-positive-response-to-acupuncture-a-secondary-analysis-of-three-randomised-controlled-trials-of-insomnia
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Wing-Fai Yeung, Ka-Fai Chung, Yee-Man Branda Yu, Lixing Lao
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have investigated the predictors of the specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture. The aim of this secondary analysis was to determine patient characteristics that may predict a better treatment response to acupuncture for insomnia. METHODS: We pooled the data of three randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of acupuncture for insomnia to examine sociodemographic variables, clinical characteristics, baseline sleep-wake variables, and treatment expectancy in relation to acupuncture response...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27431394/suggestions-regarding-adaptation-of-the-stricta-guidelines-for-reporting-acupuncture-practice-and-research
#17
LETTER
Maria T Clark, Richard J Clark, Shane Toohey, Caroline Bradbury-Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411703/a-potential-mechanism-underlying-the-effects-of-acupuncture-on-insulin-resistance
#18
LETTER
Zhe-Cheng Jiang, Huan Li, Bin Zhu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401747/electroacupuncture-improves-cognitive-deficits-and-activates-ppar-%C3%AE-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
Min Zhang, Gui-Hua Xv, Wei-Xin Wang, Di-Juan Meng, Yan Ji
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-associated neurodegenerative disorder that is associated with a progressive impairment of cognition. Acupuncture has protective effects, although the molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. The activation of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ) has an impact on the pathogenesis of AD. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that electroacupuncture (EA) confers therapeutic benefits through activation of PPAR-γ in a rat model of AD...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390253/rationales-and-treatment-approaches-underpinning-the-use-of-acupuncture-and-related-techniques-for-plantar-heel-pain-a-critical-interpretive-synthesis
#20
REVIEW
Maria T Clark, Richard J Clark, Shane Toohey, Caroline Bradbury-Jones
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture shows promise as a treatment for plantar heel pain (PHP) or plantar fasciitis (PF), but data heterogeneity has undermined demonstration of efficacy. Recognising that acupuncture is a diverse field of practice, the aim of this study was to gain a broader, global perspective on the different approaches and rationales used in the application of acupuncture in PHP. METHODS: We built upon an earlier systematic review (which was limited by the necessity of a methodological focus on efficacy) using the critical interpretive synthesis (CIS) method to draw upon a wider international sample of 25 clinical sources, including case reports and case series...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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