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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934793/acupuncture-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis-of-33-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xin Xing, Xiue Shi, Jinhui Tian, Jun Zhang, Long Ge, Jingyun Zhang, Lun Li, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture techniques are commonly used as initial treatments for myofascial pain syndrome. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of different techniques of acupuncture for myofascial pain syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Network meta-analysis. SETTING: All selected studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database were searched from their inceptions to February 2016...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930248/the-effect-of-acupuncture-on-visual-function-in-patients-with-congenital-and-acquired-nystagmus
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Tilo Blechschmidt, Maike Krumsiek, Margarita G Todorova
Background: The aim of this study is to examine the short-term effect of visual function following acupuncture treatment in patients with congenital idiopathic nystagmus and acquired nystagmus (CIN and AN). Methods: An observational pilot study on six patients with confirmed diagnosis of nystagmus (three CIN and three AN patients (2♀, 4♂; mean age 42.67; SD ± 20.57 y)), was performed. Acupuncture treatment was done following a standardized protocol applying needle-acupuncture on the body and the ears. The treatment was scheduled with 10 sessions of 30 min duration over five weeks...
May 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930234/nonspecific-feelings-expected-and-experienced-during-or-immediately-after-electroacupuncture-a-pilot-study-in-a-teaching-situation
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David F Mayor, Lara S McClure, J Helgi Clayton McClure
BACKGROUND: Some feelings elicited by acupuncture-type interventions are "nonspecific", interpretable as resulting from the placebo effect, our own self-healing capacities-or, indeed, the flow of qi. Expectation is thought to contribute to these nonspecific effects. Here we describe the use of two innovative 20-item questionnaires (EXPre20 and EXPost20) in a teaching situation. METHODS: Respondents were acupuncture students or practitioners on electroacupuncture (EA) training courses (N = 68)...
April 8, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917379/effectiveness-and-safety-of-acupuncture-in-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Hyeonseok Noh, Seungwon Kwon, Seung-Yeon Cho, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko, Seong-Uk Park
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: English, Chinese, and Korean electronic databases were searched up to June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were eligible. The methodological quality was assessed using Cochrane's risk of bias tool. Meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3. RESULTS: In total, 42 studies involving 2625 participants were systematically reviewed...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901007/pharmacological-and-mechanical-interventions-for-labour-induction-in-outpatient-settings
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REVIEW
Joshua P Vogel, Alfred O Osoti, Anthony J Kelly, Stefania Livio, Jane E Norman, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour is carried out for a variety of indications and using a range of methods. For women at low risk of pregnancy complications, some methods of induction of labour or cervical ripening may be suitable for use in outpatient settings. OBJECTIVES: To examine pharmacological and mechanical interventions to induce labour or ripen the cervix in outpatient settings in terms of effectiveness, maternal satisfaction, healthcare costs and, where information is available, safety...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889840/immediate-effect-of-needling-at-cv-12-zhongwan-acupuncture-point-on-blood-glucose-level-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ranjan Kumar, A Mooventhan, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a major global health problem. Needling at CV-12 has reduced blood glucose level in diabetic rats. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) on blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty T2DM patients were recruited and randomized into either the acupuncture group or placebo control group. The participants in the acupuncture group were needled at CV-12 (4 cun above the center of the umbilicus), and those in the placebo control group were needled at a placebo point on the right side of the abdomen (1 cun beside the CV-12)...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874920/the-manual-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-review-of-clinical-emotional-freedom-techniques
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Dawson Church, David Feinstein
Background: The manual stimulation of acupuncture points has been combined with components of cognitive and exposure therapies into a clinical and self-help approach known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). More than 40 clinical trials and four meta-analytic reviews of EFT treatments have demonstrated large effect sizes with a range of conditions, including pain, PTSD (in both civilian and military veteran populations), phobias, anxiety, and depression. Objective: This review describes the approach, with a focus on PTSD in veterans and service members, provides an overview of how EFT is most commonly applied, and outlines obstacles and cautions related to its implementation...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830511/wrist-ankle-acupuncture-waa-for-primary-dysmenorrhea-pd-of-young-females-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yingfan Chen, Sinan Tian, Jing Tian, Shi Shu
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common health complaints all over the world, specifically among young females. Acupuncture has been employed to relieve the pain-based symptoms and to avoid the side effects of conventional medication, and wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) has confirmed analgesic efficacy for various types of pain. The aim of this study is to evaluate the immediate analgesia effect of WAA on PD of young females. METHODS/DESIGN: This study will carry out a randomized parallel controlled single-blind trial to observe the immediate analgesia effect of WAA in PD of young females...
August 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741805/magnetic-noninvasive-acupuncture-for-infant-comfort-magnific-a-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Kerry L Chen, Kwee Bee Lindrea, Im Quah-Smith, Georg M Schmölzer, Mary Daly, Timothy Schindler, Ju Lee Oei
AIM: To determine the safety and feasibility of auricular noninvasive magnetic acupuncture (MA) to decrease infant pain during heel pricks. METHODS: Infants requiring heel pricks for blood collection were randomised to either MA (n = 21) or placebo (P) (n = 19) after parental informed consent. MA or placebo stickers were placed on both ears according to the Battlefield Protocol by an unblinded investigator and left on for 3 days. Pain was assessed with the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) by blinded clinicians...
July 25, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738107/acupuncture-in-temporomandibular-disorder-myofascial-pain-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Ana Carla Fernandes, Dayanne Monielle Duarte Moura, Laura Géssica Dantas Da Silva, Erika Oliveira De Almeida, Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa
AIMS: To carry out a systematic review of clinical trials published up to 2015 to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating myofascial pain in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. METHODS: The databases used were the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science; the dates of the articles surveyed ranged from 1990 to May 2015. The inclusion criteria were: (1) publications in English, Portuguese, or Spanish; (2) controlled clinical trials; (3) patients with TMD of muscular origin; and (4) studies that used acupuncture or laser acupuncture only for treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736591/immune-modulation-and-treatment-of-human-papilloma-virus-related-warts-with-energetics-of-living-systems-acupuncture
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Rom Brustin, Martine Toledano, Tal Geffen, Raia Goona, Malka Hochberg, Bilha Kreisberg, Sari Murad, Jacob Pitcovski
Background: Cutaneous warts are small skin lesions formed as a result of infection by the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the lesion, viral manipulation creates a microenvironment that favors virus survival and reproduction. Most lesions eventually regress, probably as a result of a Th1-mediated immune response. However, some warts fail to regress and become persistent. Objective: The efficacy of treatment of persistent HPV-caused warts with Energetics of Living Systems acupuncture and monitored immune system involvement was tested...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731567/integration-of-white-matter-network-is-associated-with-interindividual-differences-in-psychologically-mediated-placebo-response-in-migraine-patients
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Jixin Liu, Shaohui Ma, Junya Mu, Tao Chen, Qing Xu, Wanghuan Dun, Jie Tian, Ming Zhang
Individual differences of brain changes of neural communication and integration in the modular architecture of the human brain network exist for the repeated migraine attack and physical or psychological stressors. However, whether the interindividual variability in the migraine brain connectome predicts placebo response to placebo treatment is still unclear. Using DTI and graph theory approaches, we systematically investigated the topological organization of white matter networks in 71 patients with migraine without aura (MO) and 50 matched healthy controls at three levels: global network measure, nodal efficiency, and nodal intramodule/intermodule efficiency...
July 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709452/influence-of-the-patient-practitioner-interaction-context-on-acupuncture-outcomes-in-functional-dyspepsia-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Seok-Jae Ko, Jae-Woo Park, Jungtae Leem, Ted J Kaptchuk, Vitaly Napadow, Braden Kuo, Jessica Gerber, Laurie Dimisko, Inkwon Yeo, Junhee Lee, Jinsung Kim
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of functional dyspepsia, the placebo effect has been reported to be high, and the influence of the patient-practitioner relationship may be a major component of this effect. The specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture cannot be easily distinguished, and the patient-practitioner relationship may influence the total therapeutic effect in clinical practice. There have been no studies that investigate the influence of patient-practitioner relationship on acupuncture treatment for patients with functional dyspepsia...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707168/acupuncture-for-cancer-related-fatigue-in-lung-cancer-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial
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Chien-Shan Cheng, Lian-Yu Chen, Zhou-Yu Ning, Chen-Yue Zhang, Hao Chen, Zhen Chen, Xiao-Yan Zhu, Jing Xie
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a distressing symptom that is the most common unpleasant side effect experienced by lung cancer patients and is challenging for clinical care workers to manage. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial to evaluate the clinical effect of acupuncture on CRF in lung cancer patients. Twenty-eight patients presenting with CRF were randomly assigned to active acupuncture or placebo acupuncture groups to receive acupoint stimulation (LI-4, Ren-6, St-36, KI-3, and Sp-6) twice per week for 4 weeks, followed by 2 weeks of follow-up...
July 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693563/the-efficacy-of-traditional-acupuncture-on-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yiling Yang, Xiaoxia Yan, Hongmei Deng, Dian Zeng, Jianpeng Huang, Wenbin Fu, Nenggui Xu, Jianhua Liu
BACKGROUND: A large number of randomized trials on the use of acupuncture to treat chronic pain have been conducted. However, there is considerable controversy regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture. We designed a randomized trial involving patients with chronic neck pain (CNP) to investigate whether acupuncture is more effective than a placebo in treating CNP. METHODS/DESIGN: A five-arm, parallel, single-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled trial was designed...
July 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673350/psychophysical-responses-in-patients-receiving-a-mock-laser-within-context-of-an-acupuncture-clinical-trial-an-interoceptive-perspective
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shohreh Razavy, Marcus Gadau, Shi Ping Zhang, Fu Chun Wang, Sergio Bangrazi, Christine Berle, Mahrita Harahap, Tie Li, Wei Hong Li, Christopher Zaslawski
BACKGROUND: The psychophysical responses induced by verum acupuncture are characterized by a constellation of unique subjective sensory responses commonly termed De Qi. Furthermore, a variety of sham interventions have been used as a control for acupuncture clinical trials. Indeed, one such control has been mock laser which has been used as control intervention in several acupuncture clinical controlled trials. The current study aim was to examine the De Qi sensory responses and its related characteristics elicited from acupuncture and compare them to those reported following sham laser in participants enrolled in a clinical trial...
July 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655015/effect-of-acupuncture-and-clomiphene-in-chinese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xiao-Ke Wu, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Hong-Ying Kuang, Hong-Li Ma, Jing-Shu Gao, Liang-Zhen Xie, Li-Hui Hou, Zhen-Xing Hu, Xiao-Guang Shao, Jun Ge, Jin-Feng Zhang, Hui-Ying Xue, Xiao-Feng Xu, Rui-Ning Liang, Hong-Xia Ma, Hong-Wei Yang, Wei-Li Li, Dong-Mei Huang, Yun Sun, Cui-Fang Hao, Shao-Min Du, Zheng-Wang Yang, Xin Wang, Ying Yan, Xiu-Hua Chen, Ping Fu, Cai-Fei Ding, Ya-Qin Gao, Zhong-Ming Zhou, Chi Chiu Wang, Tai-Xiang Wu, Jian-Ping Liu, Ernest H Y Ng, Richard S Legro, Heping Zhang
Importance: Acupuncture is used to induce ovulation in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome, without supporting clinical evidence. Objective: To assess whether active acupuncture, either alone or combined with clomiphene, increases the likelihood of live births among women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Design, Setting, and Participants: A double-blind (clomiphene vs placebo), single-blind (active vs control acupuncture) factorial trial was conducted at 21 sites (27 hospitals) in mainland China between July 6, 2012, and November 18, 2014, with 10 months of pregnancy follow-up until October 7, 2015...
June 27, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614956/interventions-for-treating-hyperemesis-gravidarum-a-cochrane-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Rupsa C Boelig, Samantha J Barton, Gabriele Saccone, Anthony J Kelly, Steven J Edwards, Vincenzo Berghella
INTRODUCTION: While nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of the pregnancies, hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form affecting 0.3-1.0% of the pregnancies. Although hyperemesis gravidarum is rarely a source of mortality, it is a significant source of morbidity. It is one of the most common indications for hospitalization in pregnancy. Beyond the maternal and fetal consequences of malnutrition, the severity of hyperemesis symptoms causes a major psychosocial burden leading to depression, anxiety, and even pregnancy termination...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608601/brain-structural-properties-predict-psychologically-mediated-hypoalgesia-in-an-8-week-sham-acupuncture-treatment-for-migraine
#19
Jixin Liu, Junya Mu, Qianqian Liu, Wanghuan Dun, Ming Zhang, Jie Tian
Neuroimaging studies described brain structural changes that comprise the mechanisms underlying individual differences in migraine development and maintenance. However, whether such interindividual variability in migraine was observed in a pretreatment scan is a predisposition for subsequent hypoalgesia to placebo treatment that remains largely unclear. Using T1-weighted imaging, we investigated this issue in 50 healthy controls (HC) and 196 patients with migraine without aura (MO). An 8-week double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled acupuncture was used, and we only focused on the data from the sham acupuncture group...
September 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583057/auricular-acupressure-in-the-prevention-of-postoperative-nausea-and-emesis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cynthia Feng, Jovan Popovic, Richard Kline, Jung Kim, Rafael Matos, Sarah Lee, Joseph Bosco
INTRODUCTION: Successful antiemesis contributes significantly to quality, safety, and patient satisfaction. Patients undergoing general anesthesia often experience postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Acupressure offers a side effect-free alternative to common first-line antiemetics. Because the patient may perceive needle acupuncture as uncomfortable, acupressure is a desirable alternative for the prevention of PONV. METHODS: This study was a randomized, prospective, double-blinded clinical trial investigating the effect of acupressure in patients with a history of PONV and motion sickness...
April 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
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