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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442462/patients-and-physiotherapists-belief-in-and-use-of-acupuncture-for-cancer-related-symptoms
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Anna Enblom
BACKGROUND: It is important to investigate attitudes to acupuncture, because therapists' and patients' expectations may affect the treatment outcome. AIM: To explore the use of and belief in acupuncture among oncological physiotherapists and to explore patients' interest in receiving acupuncture during cancer therapy and their belief in its effectiveness. METHODS: 522 patients (80% female, mean age 67 years) reported on their interest in receiving acupuncture for nausea during radiotherapy treatment; a subgroup (n=198) additionally disclosed their belief in the effectiveness of acupuncture...
April 25, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400358/a-novel-approach-to-the-application-of-electroacupuncture-in-awake-rats
#2
LETTER
Jéssica Willig Lima, Vítor Scotta Hentschke, Lucas Capalonga, Lucas Pereira Pinheiro, Eroni Almeida Junior, Pedro Dal Lago, Janice Luisa Lukrafka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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-17161-australian-women
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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...
April 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
#6
LETTER
Lu Zhang, Dong-Liang Fang, Da-Wei Jiang, Yan Gao, Da-Zhuo Shi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697768/therapeutic-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
#7
Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are major pain generators in myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling (DN) is an effective method for the treatment of MTrPs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with upper trapezius MTrPs. METHODS: This was a prospective, clinical trial study of 20 patients with upper trapezius MTrPs and 20 healthy volunteers (matched for height, weight, body mass index and age), all of whom received one session of DN...
April 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932569/needle-breakage-in-acupuncture-a-biomechanical-study
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27381504/effects-of-electroacupuncture-in-a-mouse-model-of-fibromyalgia-role-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-and-related-mechanisms
#15
Kung-Wen Lu, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Jun Yang, Yi-Wen Lin
OBJECTIVE: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) activation and downstream transduction pathways are crucial for pain signalling. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common pain syndrome of unclear aetiology that is often drug-refractory but may benefit from treatment with electroacupuncture (EA). We examined the contributions of NMDAR signalling to FM pain and EA responses in a mouse model. METHODS: A model of FM was established by acid saline injection in 32 mice and subgroups (n=8 each) were treated with EA (2 Hz, 15 min daily for 4 days) or minimal acupuncture (MA)...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27286862/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-hiccups-following-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Jinhuan Yue, Ming Liu, Jun Li, Yuming Wang, E-Sing Hung, Xin Tong, Zhongren Sun, Qinhong Zhang, Brenda Golianu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for hiccups following stroke. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and four Chinese medical databases were searched from their inception to 1 June 2015. The dataset included randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with no language restrictions that compared acupuncture as an adjunct to medical treatment (effectiveness) or acupuncture versus medical treatment (comparative effectiveness) in stroke patients with hiccups...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27177930/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-pain-catastrophising-and-acupuncture-use-among-breast-cancer-survivors
#17
Iris Lee, Sheila N Garland, Angela DeMichele, John T Farrar, Eun-Ok Im, Jun J Mao
INTRODUCTION: Treatment-related joint pain affects almost half of all women with breast cancer using aromatase inhibitors and is a major reason for terminating treatment. Although acupuncture is becoming an increasingly popular, evidence-based option for treating pain, little is known about the potential influence of psychological factors on acupuncture use. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the association between pain catastrophising and use of acupuncture in breast cancer survivors experiencing arthralgia...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26980547/acupuncture-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hugh MacPherson, Helen Tilbrook, Deborah Agbedjro, Hannah Buckley, Catherine Hewitt, Chris Frost
BACKGROUND: A recent randomised controlled trial (RCT) of acupuncture as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) demonstrated sustained benefits over a period of 12 months post-randomisation. AIM: To extend the trial follow-up to evaluate the effects of acupuncture at 24 months post-randomisation. METHODS: Patients in primary care with ongoing IBS were recruited to a two-arm pragmatic RCT of acupuncture for IBS. Participants were randomised to the offer of up to 10 weekly sessions of acupuncture plus usual care (n=116 patients) or to continue with usual care alone (n=117)...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26917326/role-of-the-medial-preoptic-area-in-electroacupuncture-treatment-of-reproductive-dysfunction-in-ovariectomised-rats
#19
Shulan Ma, Dongju Li, Jianwei Jiang, Bo Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of the medial preoptic area (MPOA) of the hypothalamus in electroacupuncture (EA) treatment of reproductive dysfunction in ovariectomised (OVX) rats and to examine the underlying mechanisms of action. METHODS: 62 female Sprague-Dawley rats (200-220 g) underwent bilateral ovariectomy (OVX). Three weeks later, 32 rats assigned to experiment 1 were randomly divided into four groups: two groups underwent MPOA lesioning (n=16) followed by EA at CV4, CV3, SP6 and bilateral Zigong (30 min per day) for 3 days (OVX+MPOA+EA group, n=8) or no treatment (OVX+MPOA group, n=8); and two groups underwent sham (S) surgery (n=16) followed by EA (OVX+SMPOA+EA group, n=8) or no treatment (OVX+SMPOA group, n=8)...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26826210/an-international-survey-on-the-current-use-of-electroacupuncture
#20
David Mayor, Mark Bovey
BACKGROUND: Despite many research publications, it is unclear how widely electroacupuncture (EA) and related modalities are used in everyday practice. It is also uncertain who uses them, for what conditions, and with what results. We aimed to survey practitioners about their use of and training in EA. We also sought to determine how much the open-access English-language database at http://www.electroacupunctureknowledge.com (EAK) is used, or might be used in the future, if updated. METHODS: A survey was developed using several rounds of consultation with a focus group and others...
March 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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