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Acupuncture schizophrenia

Maurits van den Noort, Sujung Yeo, Sabina Lim, Sook-Hyun Lee, Heike Staudte, Peggy Bosch
Background: Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that has a large impact on patients' lives. In addition to Western medicine, the use of additional treatments, such as acupuncture, in treating the positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms is increasing. Methods: We conducted a systematic review on the use of acupuncture as an add-on treatment for patients with schizophrenia that are in regular care, with a special focus on the treatment of the often accompanying sleep disorders. In this study, we searched the Medline, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and ERIC databases with a cut-off date of 31 December 2017, thereby following the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) protocol...
March 30, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
Susanna Every-Palmer, Giles Newton-Howes, Mike J Clarke
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic-related constipation is a common and serious adverse effect, especially for people taking clozapine. Clozapine has been shown to impede gastrointestinal motility, leading to constipation, and has been reported in up to 60% of patients receiving clozapine. In rare cases, complications can be fatal. Appropriate laxatives should be prescribed to treat constipation in people taking antipsychotics, but there is a lack of guidance on the comparative effectiveness and harms of different agents in this population...
January 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hongyong Deng, Clive E Adams
OBJECTIVE: To survey the reports of randomized trials of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) interventions for schizophrenia and produce a broad overview of this type of research activity in this area. METHOD: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's comprehensive Trials Register (January 2016), selected all relevant randomized trials, and extracted the data within each study. Finally, we sought relevant reviews on the Cochrane Library. RESULTS: We initially screened 423 articles from which we identified 378 relevant studies randomizing 35 341 participants (average study size 94, SD 60)...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
Zuo-Li Sun, Jie Liu, Wei Guo, Tao Jiang, Chao Ma, Wen-Biao Li, Yi-Lang Tang, Si-Hai Ling
Accumulating evidence supports that acupuncture has been successfully used for the treatment of neurological disorders to improve cognitive function. This study was set to evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA, using two acupoints: Baihui and Shenting) on clinical symptoms, cognitive function and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in patients with schizophrenia. Sixty-one inpatients diagnosed schizophrenia with DSM-IV criteria were recruited. The participants were randomly divided into an experimental group (n=30) and a control group (n=31)...
October 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Peggy Bosch, Maurits van den Noort, Sujung Yeo, Sabina Lim, Anton Coenen, Gilles van Luijtelaar
BACKGROUND: In patients with depression, as well as in patients with schizophrenia, both mood and working memory performance are often impaired. Both issues can only be addressed and improved with medication to some extent. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the mood and the working memory performance in patients with depression or schizophrenia and whether acupuncture can improve these. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: A pragmatic clinical trial design was used...
November 2015: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Peggy Bosch, Maurits van den Noort, Heike Staudte, Sabina Lim
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review assessed clinical evidence for the use of acupuncture as an add-on treatment in patients with depression and schizophrenia and for its underlying working mechanisms. DATA SOURCES: Four databases (Medline, Scopus, ERIC, and the Cochrane Library) were searched with a cutoff date of March 31, 2014. STUDY SELECTION: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of acupuncture treatment for depression and schizophrenia were considered for inclusion...
July 2015: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Peggy Bosch, Peter de Rover, Heike Staudte, Sabina Lim, Maurits van den Noort
Psychiatric disorders can be described and treated from both a Western (allopathic) and an Eastern perspective, which should be taken into account when conducting research. Patients with schizophrenia or depression are likely to be undergoing Western treatment when they are referred to an acupuncturist for (add-on) treatment, and knowledge of both types of treatments is necessary to integrate them successfully. In this study, the different Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) diagnostic patterns in patients with a Western diagnosis of schizophrenia, depression, or sleep disorders are described from a literature and a clinical perspective...
February 2015: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Xiaohong Shen, Jun Xia, Clive Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2014: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Peggy Bosch, Heike Staudte, Maurits van den Noort, Sabina Lim
UNLABELLED: This report describes the use of acupuncture as an add on treatment for a patient with chronic schizophrenia. The 63-year-old woman suffered from persistent hallucinations and even physical pain as a result of the hallucination of a black bird that kept pecking her back. The patient received 12 weekly acupuncture treatments. A clinical diagnostic interview and psychological testing (on sleep quality, depression, and on positive and negative symptoms) were conducted before, immediately after and 3 months after the acupuncture treatment...
June 2014: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Alon Reshef, Boaz Bloch, Limor Vadas, Shai Ravid, Ilana Kremer, Iris Haimov
Purpose. To examine the effects of acupuncture on sleep quality and on emotional measures among patients with schizophrenia. Methods. Twenty patients with schizophrenia participated in the study. The study comprised a seven-day running-in no-treatment period, followed by an eight-week experimental period. During the experimental period, participants were treated with acupuncture twice a week. During the first week (no-treatment period) and the last week of the experimental period, participants filled out a broad spectrum of questionnaires and their sleep was continuously monitored by wrist actigraph...
2013: Sleep Disorders
Peggy Bosch, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Maurits van den Noort, Sabina Lim, Jos Egger, Anton Coenen
The interest of psychiatric patients for complementary medicine, such as acupuncture, is stable, but effect studies in psychiatry remain scarce. In this pilot study, the effects of 3 months of acupuncture treatment on sleep were evaluated and compared between a group of patients with schizophrenia (n = 16) and a group with depression (n = 16). Healthy controls were included in order to establish reference values (n = 8). Patients with schizophrenia and depression were randomly assigned to either a waiting list or a treatment condition...
2013: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Han-Yi Ching, Shang-Liang Wu, Wen-Chi Chen, Ching-Liang Hsieh
Auricular acupressure is widely used in complementary and alternative medicine to reduce body weight, but little is known about the effects of auricular acupressure on body weight parameters in patients with chronic schizophrenia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of auricular acupressure on body weight parameters in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Eighty-six inpatients with schizophrenia were recruited from chronic wards in a psychiatric center. The participants were randomly divided into experimental (acupressure at 4 acupuncture sites: hunger, stomach, shenmen and endocrine) and control groups, and body weight parameters were determined weekly for 8 weeks...
2012: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Saoussen Bouhlel, Safouene El-Hechmi, Latifa Ghanmi, Mabrouk Ghaouar, Chokri Besbes, Mehrez Khaled, Wahid Melki, Zouhaier El-Hechmi
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is one of the most popular types of complementary/alternative medicine in the world. It is sometimes used as a treatment for schizophrenia mainly in China. AIM: To assess the contribution of acupuncture in the treatment of patients treated for schizophrenia in Tunisian population. METHODS: Our study is a clinical randomized trial about 31 hospitalized patients with schizophrenia or schizo-affectif disorder (DSM IV)...
October 2011: La Tunisie Médicale
Patricia Ronan, Nicola Robinson, Dominic Harbinson, Douglas Macinnes
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the effects of individualized acupuncture when used alongside routine care for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in order to assess the possibility and nature of potential benefits for this patient group. This study used an exploratory case study approach that included both quantitative and qualitative research tools, in order to generate a hypothesis questioning the possible benefits of acupuncture and develop future study designs. METHODS: Eleven patients diagnosed with schizophrenia were given multiple validated quantitative and qualitative assessments before, during and after a 10-week acupuncture intervention...
May 2011: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao, Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine
Tian-Chao Xu, Jing Su, Wei-Ning Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy and safety of three-step acupuncture (TSA) combined with small dosage antipsychotic in treating incipient schizophrenia (IS). METHODS: Sixty IS patients were randomly assigned to the test group and the control group equally. Patients in the test group received the combined therapy of TSA and antipsychotic, while patients in the control group were treated by full-dose antipsychotic, all for 8 weeks. The clinical efficacy was assessed by the positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS), and the adverse reaction was evaluated by treatment emergent symptom scale (TESS)...
November 2010: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Tian-Chao Xu, Jing Su
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2010: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Etsuro Hori, Kouich Takamoto, Susumu Urakawa, Taketoshi Ono, Hisao Nishijo
Acupuncture therapy has been applied to various psychiatric diseases and chronic pain since acupuncture stimulation might affect brain activity. From this point of view, we investigated the effects of acupuncture on autonomic nervous system and brain hemodynamics in human subjects using ECGs, EEGs and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Our previous studies reported that changes in parasympathetic nervous activity were correlated with number of de-qi sensations during acupuncture manipulation. Furthermore, these autonomic changes were correlated with EEG spectral changes...
October 28, 2010: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Kathleen K S Hui, Ovidiu Marina, Jing Liu, Bruce R Rosen, Kenneth K Kwong
The study of the mechanism of acupuncture action was revolutionized by the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Over the past decade, our fMRI studies of healthy subjects have contributed substantially to elucidating the central effect of acupuncture on the human brain. These studies have shown that acupuncture stimulation, when associated with sensations comprising deqi, evokes deactivation of a limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network, which encompasses the limbic system, as well as activation of somatosensory brain regions...
October 28, 2010: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Dian-zhang Xiong, Yan Yi, Xian-gou Zhu, Wei Hu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture for treatment of catatonic schizophrenia. METHODS: Eighty cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with electroacupuncture, Baihui (GV 20) and Taiyang (EXHN 5) were selected, once daily; the control group was treated with modified electric convulsive therapy (MECT), the treatment was given once every 2 days or 3 days, 14 to 21 days constituted one course in the two groups...
October 2009: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
M S Lee, B-C Shin, P Ronan, E Ernst
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is one of the most popular types of complementary/alternative medicine. It is sometimes used as a treatment for schizophrenia. AIMS: The objective of this review is to assess systematically the clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for schizophrenia. METHODS: We searched 20 databases from their inception to May 2009 without language restrictions. All randomised clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture, with or without electrical stimulation or moxibustion for patients with schizophrenia were considered for inclusion...
November 2009: International Journal of Clinical Practice
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