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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753429/patient-blinding-with-blunt-tip-placebo-acupuncture-needles-comparison-between-1-mm-and-2-mm-skin-press
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Nobuari Takakura, Miho Takayama, Morihiro Nasu, Masako Nishiwaki, Akiko Kawase, Hiroyoshi Yajima
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of the depth of skin press in blunt tip placebo acupuncture needles on patient blinding and its relationship to needle diameter. METHODS: Forty healthy volunteers were enrolled as subjects for patient blinding. Four acupuncturists applied the following needles randomly at three points in each forearm: 0.18 mm and 0.25 mm diameter penetrating needles inserted to a depth of 5 mm, and 0.18 mm and 0.25 mm diameter skin-touch needles depressing the skin at the acupoint to a depth of 1 mm and 2 mm from the skin surface...
May 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742718/efficacy-of-electroacupuncture-compared-with-transcutaneous-electric-nerve-stimulation-for-functional-constipation-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Yuxiao Zeng, Xuecheng Zhang, Jing Zhou, Xinwei Wang, Ruimin Jiao, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: To treat functional constipation, both electroacupuncture (EA) therapy and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) are safe and effective. However, no head-to-head comparison trial has been conducted. This trial compares the efficacy of electroacupuncture relative to transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation for functional constipation. METHODS: Individuals with functional constipation will be randomly allocated to receive either EA or TENS (n = 51, each), 3 times per week for 8 weeks...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701050/-clinical-application-of-categorization-by-analogy-in-acupuncture-for-pain-syndromes
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Xiaojun Chen
The"categorization by analogy"is one of the most primitive thinking methods for ancient people to explore the world, which has exerted far-reaching impact on the origin and development of TCM. With examples of Sanjian (LI 3) for neck pain, Chize (LU 5) for low back pain and Chengshan (BL 57) for dysmenorrhea, the clinical application of"categorization by analogy"in acupuncture for pain syndromes was discussed, hoping more acupuncturists will pay attention to the guiding role of"categorization by analogy"in acupuncture clinical treatment...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686883/double-blind-acupuncture-needles-a-multi-needle-multi-session-randomized-feasibility-study
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Judith M Schlaeger, Nobuari Takakura, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Miho Takayama, Alana D Steffen, Elizabeth M Gabzdyl, Robyn A Nisi, Kathleen McGowan Gruber, Jason M Bussell, Diana J Wilkie
Background: Efficacy of acupuncture is difficult to demonstrate without a feasible double-blind milieu. Double-blind acupuncture needles have been validated in single session protocols with one or two needles but not been tested in a protocol requiring many needles and repeated sessions. Methods: We determined the feasibility of a 13-needle, 10-session study protocol. Feasibility focused on (1) enrolling and retaining participants; (2) two acupuncturists accurately implementing a double-blind, multi-needle, multi-session protocol; (3) participants completing measures; and (4) protocol acceptability to participants...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685141/sinew-acupuncture-for-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Kwok Yin Au, Haiyong Chen, Wing Chung Lam, Chiu On Chong, Andrew Lau, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Kin Cheung Mak, Fei Jiang, Wing Yi Lam, Fung Man Wu, Hiu Ngok Chan, Yan Wah Ng, Bacon Fung-Leung Ng, Eric Tat-Chi Ziea, Lixing Lao
BACKGROUND: Sinew acupuncture is a new modality of acupuncture in which needles are inserted into acupoints, ashi points or spasm points of sinew and muscles along the meridian sinew pathway. A previous observational study revealed that sinew acupuncture has immediate analgesic effects on various soft tissue injuries, including knee injuries. However, no rigorous trials have been conducted. This study aims to examine whether sinew acupuncture can safely relieve pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and improve patients' functional movement and quality of life...
April 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669794/systematic-review-of-acupuncture-placebo-devices-with-a-focus-on-the-credibility-of-blinding-of-healthy-participants-and-or-acupuncturists
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George Shengxi Zhang, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Hsiewe Ying Tan, Yanyi Wang, Cliff DaCosta, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Yi Min Xie
BACKGROUND: An ideal placebo design in clinical research should resemble the intervention under investigation to facilitate blinding, yet remain clinically inert. With regard to physical interventions such as acupuncture, a true placebo device has not been developed and validated. Since 1998, researchers have designed several placebo acupuncture devices (PADs). The three most widely used PADs are the Streitberger, the Park and the Takakura device. AIM: This review focuses on evaluating studies of these devices, in the context of credibility of blinding (COB), assessment of penetrating pain or sensation, and de qi sensation...
April 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662722/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-in-the-vermont-medicaid-population-a-prospective-pragmatic-intervention-trial
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Robert T Davis, Gary Badger, Kristina Valentine, Alexander Cavert, Remy R Coeytaux
Introduction: In response to the opioid crisis, the 2016 Vermont legislature commissioned a study to assess acupuncture for patients with chronic pain in the Vermont Medicaid population. Objective: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of acupuncture provided by licensed acupuncturists for Vermont Medicaid patients with chronic pain. Methods: A total of 156 Medicaid patients with chronic pain were offered up to 12 acupuncture treatments within a 60-day period at the offices of 28 Vermont licensed acupuncturists...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526241/occupational-hand-injuries-a-current-review-of-the-prevalence-and-proposed-prevention-strategies-for-physical-therapists-and-similar-healthcare-professionals
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REVIEW
Giles Gyer, Jimmy Michael, James Inklebarger
Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature and extent of this problem have not been fully explored yet. Therefore, the objective of this study was to review the existing literature published on the prevalence, risk factors, consequences, and prevention of hand injuries among PTs and similar healthcare professionals...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519859/treating-people-with-arthritis-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-an-examination-of-the-perception-of-tcm-practitioners
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Lu Yang, Wenbo Peng, Jon Adams, David William Sibbritt
INTRODUCTION: Emerging evidence has shown that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a positive effect on arthritis. This research provides the first critical, systematic examination of TCM practitioners' perceptions of TCM use for people with arthritis. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to all TCM professionals including acupuncturists and Chinese herbal medicine practitioners registered with the Practitioner Research and Collaborate Initiative (PRACI) practitioner database...
March 8, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490835/enhancing-spiritually-based-care-through-gratitude-practices-a-health-care-improvement-project
#10
Rebecca J Beese, Deborah Ringdahl
BACKGROUND: Addressing spirituality in health care is important as it improves health outcomes; however, several provider barriers exist to providing spiritually based care. Local problem: A chart audit at a multidisciplinary wellness center serving a population with chronic mental health problems identified a need to improve the number of spiritually based interventions provided to clients by the nurse practitioner. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental design and pre- and post-test questionnaire were used to measure outcomes including the number of spiritually based interventions and provider attitudes...
February 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487073/electroacupuncture-for-poststroke-spasticity-eapss-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yiyi Cai, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Wenwei Ouyang, Jianmin Li, Wenheng Nong, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Zehuai Wen
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity is a common complication of stroke. Current therapies for poststroke spasticity (PSS) have been reported to be associated with high costs, lack of long-term benefit and unwanted adverse events (AEs). Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used for PSS, however, its efficacy and safety is yet to be confirmed by high-quality clinical studies. This study is designed to evaluate the add-on effects and safety profile of EA when used in combination with usual care (UC). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study is a parallel group randomised controlled trial...
February 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482798/treating-pain-in-pregnancy-with-acupuncture-observational-study-results-from-a-free-clinic-in-new-zealand
#12
Elizabeth Soliday, Debra Betts
INTRODUCTION: Clinic-based acupuncturists, midwives, and physiotherapists have reported using acupuncture to treat lumbopelvic pain in pregnancy, a common condition that may affect functioning and quality of life. To contribute to the emerging evidence on treatment outcomes, we collected patient-reported pain reduction data from women treated during pregnancy in a no-pay, hospital-based acupuncture service in New Zealand. METHODS: Observational study of patient-reported symptom reduction...
February 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459188/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-post-partum-urinary-retention
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Roy Lauterbach, Cara Ferrer Sokolovski, Jenia Rozenberg, Amir Weissman
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study were to evaluate acupuncture as an alternative treatment to an indwelling catheter for women with postpartum urinary retention, and to evaluate the accuracy of sonographic estimation of bladder volume by portable bedside equipment in women postpartum. STUDY BACKGROUND: Post-partum urinary retention is a common obstetric complication. The accepted method for diagnosing post void residual bladder volume is by ultrasound or catheterization...
April 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446994/-it-s-better-in-a-group-anyway-patient-experiences-of-group-and-individual-acupuncture
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Elizabeth Chuang, Noa Hashai, Michele Buonora, Jonathan Gabison, Benjamin Kligler, M Diane McKee
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain is prevalent, burdensome, and costly, and there are ethnic and racial disparities in treatment. Acupuncture is effective and safe, but access is limited. Group acupuncture can decrease cost and increase capacity by decreasing clinic space needs and increasing patient volume per acupuncturist; however, the effectiveness and patient acceptability of group and individual session acupuncture have never been directly compared. DESIGN: The Acupuncture Approaches to Decrease Disparities in Pain Treatment (AADDOPT-2) study is a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture for chronic pain...
April 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414848/nada-protocol-for-behavioral-health-putting-tools-in-the-hands-of-behavioral-health-providers-the-case-for-auricular-detoxification-specialists
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Elizabeth B Stuyt, Claudia A Voyles, Sara Bursac
Background: The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, a simple standardized auricular treatment has the potential to provide vast public health relief on issues currently challenging our world. This includes but is not limited to addiction, such as the opioid epidemic, but also encompasses mental health, trauma, PTSD, chronic stress, and the symptoms associated with these conditions. Simple accessible tools that improve outcomes can make profound differences. We assert that the NADA protocol can have greatest impact when broadly applied by behavioral health professionals, Auricular Detoxification Specialists (ADSes)...
February 7, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410750/women-s-sleep-disorders-integrative-care
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Cristina Frange, Carolina Vicente Banzoli, Ana Elisa Colombo, Marcele Siegler, Glaury Coelho, Andréia Gomes Bezerra, Marcelo Csermak, Maria Fernanda Naufel, Cristiana Cesar-Netto, Monica Levy Andersen, Manoel João Batista Castelo Girão, Sergio Tufik, Helena Hachul
The integrative care model is rooted in a biopsychosocial approach. Integrative is a term which refers to increasing the harmony and coherence of your whole being, and integrative care is therefore focused on the person, not on either the disease or a therapy. It is provided collaboratively by a health team comprising physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, and meditation, nutrition, and floral therapy. Previous studies have demonstrated that interventions based on the integrative care model improved womens lifestyle and quality of life...
October 2017: Sleep Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397086/distribution-of-licensed-acupuncturists-and-educational-institutions-in-the-united-states-in-early-2015
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Arthur Yin Fan, Sarah Faggert
In recent decades, acupuncture has been used more widely and extensively in the United States (U.S.). However, there have been no national surveys or analyses reported in academic journals on the number of practicing or licensed acupuncturists. This study was conducted to identify the approximate number of licensed acupuncturists active in 2015. The Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine in each state or U.S. territory was contacted to collect data. Online license information searching was also performed in order to get accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists for those states in which a board was unable to be contacted...
January 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395572/case-reports-of-acupuncturists-and-massage-therapists-at-mayo-clinic-new-allies-in-expediting-patient-diagnoses
#18
Molly J Mallory, Jennifer L Hauschulz, Alex Do, Niki E Dreyer, Brent A Bauer
Acupuncturists and massage therapists practicing within hospital and clinic settings is a relatively new, but growing phenomenon. Many clinical trials have documented the therapeutic roles these professionals can play in caring for patients. However, to our knowledge, little emphasis has been placed on their ability to aid in the diagnostic process. We report here our experience with these providers playing a critical role in contributing novel diagnostic information, both in the outpatient and inpatient settings...
March 2018: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381988/efficacy-of-acupuncture-on-menstrual-frequency-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Jinna Yu, Yang Wang, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture may improve the menstrual frequency of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, more sufficient data are needed to improve the efficacy of acupuncture. METHODS: A total of 172 participants diagnosed with PCOS would be randomly assigned to either the acupuncture group or sham-acupuncture group, at a ratio of 1:1. Participants in both groups will receive treatment for 12 weeks, 3 times a week. The primary outcome will be the proportion of participants with at least a 50% increase from baseline in the monthly menstrual frequency from baseline after 12 weeks intervention, while secondary outcomes will be the difference in anthropometrics, serum hormone level, ovarian morphology, anxiety and depression, and quality of life from baseline to after 12 weeks intervention and to 12 weeks postintervention follow-up between groups...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354922/-explanation-on-evidence-based-guidelines-of-clinical-practice-with-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-periarthritis-of-shoulder
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Yingru Chen, Jinsheng Yang, Liang Wang, Yuan Wu, Jianfeng Qu
The Evidence-based Guidelines of Clinical Practice with Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Periarthritis of Shoulder ( Guidelines for short) was officially published as a standard of China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 2015. From the purpose, methodology, scope, indication, recommended protocol, etc., this was explained to provide convenience for clinical use of acupuncturists. This Guidelines was developed based on Guidelines comprehensive search of literature regarding acupuncture for periarthritis of shoulder, the adoption of best evidence, expert experience, patient value across the world, methods of evidence quality and GRADE, references of clinical experience of famous acupuncturists in the ancient and modern time and expert consensus in the national level, which was hoped to provide solid evidence of acupuncture clinical treatment for periarthritis of shoulder to ensure the safety and effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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