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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088258/comparing-outcomes-from-the-two-most-recognized-acupuncturist-workforce-surveys
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Steven H Stumpf, Kory Ward-Cook, Clifford R Carr
OBJECTIVE: To determine the informational consistency produced by the two most recent independent surveys and draw a conclusion whether the data would be sufficient for the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and Bureau of Labor and Statistics consideration. METHODS: This paper compares workforce outcomes collected by the two most prominent acupuncture entities that have produced the most useful acupuncturist workforce data (California Acupuncture Board 2015 Occupational Analysis and the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine® 2013 Job Analysis) at national and state levels...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087523/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-usa-changes-over-a-decade-2002-2012
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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/28070602/acupuncture-in-posttonsillectomy-pain-a%C3%A2-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Dingemann, B Plewig, I Baumann, P K Plinkert, S Sertel
BACKGROUND: Postoperative swallowing pain is one of the most unpleasant after-effects of tonsillectomy. During recent years, the demand for alternatives to drug-based pain therapy has continued to grow, although the topic has received little research attention until now. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomized into verum acupuncture, control acupuncture, and drug-based treatment groups. All patients received nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs (NSAIDs)...
January 9, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056563/a-survey-of-licensed-acupuncturists-in-the-san-francisco-bay-area
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Donald Abrams, Michael McCulloch, Misha Cohen, Mike Liaw, Deborah Silverman, Carla Wilson
BACKGROUND: Many cancer patients seek traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the prevalence varying with diagnosis, comorbidities, and demographics. Interventions sought include acupuncture, massage, herbs, diet, and exercise, usually combined with conventional therapies. It is not known what proportion of TCM practitioners care for cancer patients, their cancer specific training or caseload, what interventions they employ, their outcomes, and their communication patterns with conventional oncologists...
January 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049527/predicting-adherence-to-acupuncture-appointments-for-low-back-pain-a-prospective-observational-study
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Felicity L Bishop, Lucy Yardley, Cyrus Cooper, Paul Little, George Lewith
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), but it is not clear why patients do (or do not) follow acupuncturists' treatment recommendations. This study aimed to investigate theoretically-derived predictors of adherence to acupuncture. METHODS: In a prospective study, adults receiving acupuncture for low back pain completed validated questionnaires at baseline, 2 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. Patients and acupuncturists reported attendance...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004301/evidence-and-expert-opinions-drying-needling-versus-acupuncture-i-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
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Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the last twenty years, in the United States and other Western countries, dry needling (DN) became a hot and debatable topic, not only in academic but also in legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of DN versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professional administrators, lawmakers, and the general public through providing the authoritative evidence and experts' opinions regarding critical issues of DN versus acupuncture, and then reach consensus. DN is the use of dry needles alone, either solid filiform acupuncture needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, to insert into the body for the treatment of muscle pain and related myofascial pain syndrome...
December 21, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986744/selling-falsehoods-a-cross-sectional-study-of-canadian-naturopathy-homeopathy-chiropractic-and-acupuncture-clinic-website-claims-relating-to-allergy-and-asthma
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Blake Murdoch, Stuart Carr, Timothy Caulfield
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and qualitative characteristics of marketing claims made by Canadian chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths and acupuncturists relating to the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and asthma. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Canada. DATA SET: 392 chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic and acupuncture clinic websites located in 10 of the largest metropolitan areas in Canada, as identified using 400 Google search results...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965830/western-medical-acupuncture-in-a-group-setting-for-knee-osteoarthritis-results-of-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Adrian White, Liz Tough, Vicky Eyre, Jane Vickery, Anthea Asprey, Cath Quinn, Fiona Warren, Colin Pritchard, Nadine E Foster, Rod S Taylor, Martin Underwood, Paul Dieppe
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests acupuncture may be effective for treating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Offering this in a group setting may offer cost savings. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility of a definitive trial to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Western medical acupuncture given in groups, or given individually, for adults with severe knee pain attributable to osteoarthritis. METHODS: A pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933348/-acupuncture-in-posttonsillectomy-pain-a%C3%A2-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-german-version
#9
J Dingemann, B Plewig, I Baumann, P K Plinkert, S Sertel
BACKGROUND: Postoperative swallowing pain is one of the most unpleasant after-effects of tonsillectomy. During recent years, the demand for alternatives to drug-based pain therapy has continued to grow, although the topic has received little research attention until now. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomized into verum acupuncture, control acupuncture, and drug-based treatment groups. All patients received nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs (NSAIDs)...
December 8, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915067/the-feasibility-and-effects-of-acupuncture-in-an-adolescent-nordic-ski-population
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Kristin L Garlanger, William H Fredericks, Alexander Do, Brent A Bauer, Edward R Laskowski
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the use and effectiveness of acupuncture in adults after exercise have been well documented. Fewer studies involving acupuncture have been completed in the adolescent athlete population. To our knowledge, there are no published studies that investigate the use of acupuncture in adolescent athletes within their field of play. OBJECTIVE: To primarily assess the feasibility of performing acupuncture in adolescent Nordic skiers within their athletic environment, and secondarily to measure the effect of acupuncture on muscle soreness and sense of well-being...
November 30, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912942/assessing-knowledge-about-acupuncture-a-survey-of-people-with-back-pain-in-the-uk
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Maddy Greville-Harris, John Hughes, George Lewith, Christina Liossi, Peter White, Cynthia A Graham, Felicity L Bishop
OBJECTIVES: Despite the prevalence of acupuncture treatment in the UK, and the increasing evidence of safety and effectiveness, the information presented to patients by practitioners frequently contains inaccuracies. As knowledge of treatment affects both patient decision-making and treatment outcomes, this study aimed to establish what is known about acupuncture in a sample of people who had, and had not, previously experienced acupuncture. DESIGN: A 15-item questionnaire was constructed to assess knowledge of acupuncture...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810165/the-characteristics-of-women-who-use-complementary-medicine-while-attempting-to-conceive-results-from-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-13-224-australian-women
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Amie Steel, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: Preconception is acknowledged globally as an important part of ensuring health for the next generation and is underpinned by principles of health promotion and preventive medicine. There is a demand for more holistic, preventive health care within preconception health services. Many women are also using complementary medicine during their reproductive years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of women's consultations with a complementary medicine practitioner while attempting to become pregnant, and the characteristics of women who choose to consult a complementary medicine practitioner during the preconception period...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807469/using-psychological-theory-and-qualitative-methods-to-develop-a-new-evidence-based-website-about-acupuncture-for-back-pain
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Felicity L Bishop, Maddy Greville-Harris, Jennifer Bostock, Amy Din, Cynthia A Graham, George Lewith, Christina Liossi, Tim O'Riordan, Rachel Ryves, Peter White, Lucy Yardley
INTRODUCTION: Potential acupuncture patients seek out information about acupuncture from various sources including websites, many of which are unreliable. We aimed to create an informative, scientifically accurate and engaging website to educate patients about acupuncture for back pain and modify their beliefs in a way that might enhance its clinical effects. METHODS: We used psychological theory and techniques to design an evidence-based website, incorporating multimedia elements...
August 2016: European Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776763/unilateral-and-immediate-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-xiaohai-si8-and-jianwaishu-si14-of-the-small-intestine-meridian-increases-electromyographic-activity-and-strength-in-the-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-upper-trapezius-muscle
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Leandro L de Souza, Fernanda L B de Araujo, Fernanda A M da Silva, Thaís S Mucciaroni, João E de Araujo
We previously showed that a yin meridian of the upper limb decreased electromyographic activity (root mean square) and muscle strength ipsilateral and contralateral to the side of stimulation. Here, we tested the upper trapezius (UT) muscle response after stimulation of a yang meridian of the upper limb, the small intestine (SI). Thirty-eight healthy volunteers were randomized into the following groups: UT muscle (SI14), distant of the UT muscle (SI8), without stimulation (CG), and sham (R3). An acupuncturist certificated by the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists performed the needle insertion...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698631/the-association-of-complementary-health-approaches-with-mood-and-coping-strategies-among-orthopedic-patients
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Casey O'Connor, Yvonne Braun, Sjoerd P F T Nota, Timothy Baloda, David Ring
Background: Variation in pain intensity and magnitude of disability among patients with musculoskeletal illness is largely accounted for by variations in symptoms of depression, catastrophic thinking, and heightened illness concern. It is possible that patients with greater stress, distress, and less effective coping strategies might be more likely to seek the use of Complementary Health Approaches (CHA). This study addressed the primary null hypothesis that there are no demographic, illness-related, or psychological factors associated with CHA use among patients with upper extremity illness...
September 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663925/acupuncture-as-a-complementary-method-of-traditional-psoriasis-treatment-myth-or-reality
#16
Darija Mahović, Fanika Mrsić
Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618593/acupuncture-for-chronic-severe-functional-constipation-a-randomized-trial
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Zhishun Liu, Shiyan Yan, Jiani Wu, Liyun He, Ning Li, Guirong Dong, Jianqiao Fang, Wenbin Fu, Lixin Fu, Jianhua Sun, Linpeng Wang, Shun Wang, Jun Yang, Hongxing Zhang, Jianbin Zhang, Jiping Zhao, Wei Zhou, Zhongyu Zhou, Yanke Ai, Kehua Zhou, Jia Liu, Huanfang Xu, Yuying Cai, Baoyan Liu
Background: Acupuncture has been used for chronic constipation, but evidence for its effectiveness remains scarce. Objective: To determine the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for chronic severe functional constipation (CSFC). Design: Randomized, parallel, sham-controlled trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01726504). Setting: 15 hospitals in China. Participants: Patients with CSFC and no serious underlying pathologic cause for constipation...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580857/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-s-occupational-closure-in-portuguese-healthcare-contradictions-and-challenges
#18
Joana Almeida
This article analyses strategies of closure recently enacted by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in order to achieve occupational control over work domains in healthcare, taking Portugal as an example. A combination of the neo-Weberian occupational closure theory of the professions and Abbott's jurisdictional vacancy theory is proposed as the framework for analysis. Acupuncture and homeopathy will be presented as case studies. Data are derived from in-depth interviews with 10 traditional acupuncturists and 10 traditional homeopaths...
September 2016: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546589/comparative-study-on-the-education-system-of-traditional-medicine-in-china-japan-korea-and-taiwan
#19
Yu Lee Park, Ching Wen Huang, Yui Sasaki, Youme Ko, Sunju Park, Seong-Gyu Ko
CONTEXT: China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan have developed modernized education systems in traditional medicine. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide an overview of the education systems in these countries and compare them. METHODS: Data were collected through the websites of government agencies, universities, and relevant organizations. RESULTS: These countries have systemically developed basic medical education (BME), postgraduate medical education (PGME), and continuing medical education (CME) in traditional medicine...
September 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515880/a-qualitative-exploration-of-how-patients-conceptualise-their-acupuncturists-technicians-caring-professionals-and-wise-healers
#20
Felicity L Bishop, George T Lewith
OBJECTIVES: To explore how patients conceptualise acupuncturists, the meanings ascribed to the therapeutic relationship and valued therapeutic behaviours. DESIGN: Qualitative study. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews explored patients' experiences of acupuncture. A diverse sample of 35 participants took part; they had used acupuncture for a variety of predominantly chronic conditions. Inductive thematic analysis was used to identify themes. SETTING: Southern England...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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