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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301556/combined-electroacupuncture-and-auricular-acupuncture-for-postoperative-pain-after-abdominal-surgery-for-gynecological-diseases-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wing Lok Lam, Wing Fai Yeung, Mei Kuen Wong, Chi Wai Cheung, Karen Kar Loen Chan, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, Carlos King Ho Wong, Hai Yong Chen, Lixing Lao
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is a major complaint following abdominal surgery for gynecological diseases. Effective postoperative pain control after abdominal surgery is particularly important for patient recovery, mobility, and satisfaction. Acupuncture has been commonly used for pain management. However, its efficacy in postoperative pain control is inconclusive and health economic evaluation is limited. METHODS: A randomized, sham-controlled, patient- and- assessor-blind trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in managing postoperative pain following abdominal surgery of gynecological diseases...
January 4, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231597/-clinical-experience-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-persistent-somatoform-pain-disorder
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Jing Sun, Yi Liang, Chao Wang, Xiaomei Shao, Jianqiao Fang
The clinical manifestation and clinical diagnosis and treatment of acupuncture for persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) were observed to explore its etiology. It is found that the causative factor of PSPD is probably relevant with pain memory induced by the negative emotions during the first attack of pain, which is in the category of "depression" in TCM. In clinical diagnosis, the medical history should be explored to discover the potential etiology and determine the diagnosis. In treatment, the root cause should be considered, focusing on mind and qi regulation and associating with analgesia...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231496/-acupuncture-combined-with-auricular-point-sticking-therapy-for-post-stroke-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lin Zhang, Yan Zhong, Shulin Quan, Yehui Liu, Xuehui Shi, Zhenguang Li, Jingjing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking based on the western medication for post stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: Sixty patients with PSD were randomly assigned into an acupuncture plus auricular application group (a combination group) and a medication group, 30 cases in each one. 20 mg paroxetine hydrochloride was prescribed orally in the medication group, once a day for continuous 8 weeks. Based on the above treatment, 30-minute acupuncture was used in the combination group for 8 weeks at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Yintang (GV 29), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Taichong (LR 3), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Fenglong (ST 40), once the other day and three times a week...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231320/-comparative-observation-of-the-efficacy-on-facial-spasm-among-different-therapies
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Lili Zhang, Lei Zhao, Ying Bai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the clinical efficacy on facial spasm among auricular acupuncture, acupuncture and western medication. METHODS: Ninety cases of facial spasm were randomized into an auricular acupuncture group, an acupuncture group and a western medication group, 30 cases in each one. In the auricular acupuncture group, yan (LO5), shenmen (TF4), xin (CO15), gan (CO12), pi (CO13), pizhixia (AT4), chuiqian (LO4), and zhen (AT3) were selected...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229613/acupuncture-with-or-without-combined-auricular-acupuncture-for-insomnia-a-randomised-waitlist-controlled-trial
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Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Feona Chung-Yin Leung, Shi-Ping Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Roger Man-Kin Ng, Gar-Chung Yiu
BACKGROUND: Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture,auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment. METHODS: After in-person and polysomnography screening, 224 subjects (mean age 53.4 years; 75.4% female) with DSM-5 insomnia disorder, who were free from major psychiatric disorders and with sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency averaged over 1 week of <85%, were randomised to acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture (combination treatment), or a waitlist in a 3:3:1 ratio...
December 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175360/efficacy-of-acupuncture-is-noninferior-to-nicotine-replacement-therapy-for-tobacco-cessation-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-active-controlled-open-label%C3%A2-trial
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Ying-Ying Wang, Zhao Liu, Yuan Wu, Li Yang, Lang-Tao Guo, Hao-Bin Zhang, Jin-Sheng Yang
BACKGROUND: We designed and conducted this multicenter randomized active-controlled open-label trial to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture, auricular point pressing, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) on tobacco cessation in the Chinese population. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted in seven hospitals in China between October 2013 and February 2016. Eligible participants were recruited and randomly assigned to receive acupuncture or auricular point pressing or NRT via a central randomization system with a 1:1:1 ratio...
November 23, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170340/43%C3%A2-management-of-acute-low-back-pain-in-the-ed-a-systematic-review
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Jane Ashbrook, Nikos Rodgdakis, Peter Goodwin, Gill Yeowell, Michael Callaghan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus on the management of low back pain in the ED and evidence suggests that these patients are likely to receive unwarranted imaging and inappropriate opioid prescription.The purpose of this study is to review the available literature pertaining to the clinical management of acute low back pain in the ED. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Realist And Meta-narrative Evidence Syntheses: Evolving Standards (RAMESES) guidelines were observed during this review...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072006/-rule-of-clinical-application-of-auricular-acupuncture-based-on-data-mining
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Na Bao, Qiong Wang, Yan-Hui Sun, Jing Shi, Xiao-Feng Li, Jing Xu, Hai-Jiao Xing, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Jun-Lei Li, Qing-Qing Yang, Xin-Xin Feng, Chun-Sheng Jia, Jian-Ling Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the rule of clinical application of auricular acupuncture therapy by data mining in order to guide clinical practice. METHODS: The data base about single auricular acupuncture therapy for different clinical diseases was established by collection, sorting, screening, recording, collation, data extraction, statistic analysis on data samples from journals, academic theses dissertations published in near 60 years. The application rules of auricular therapy including its predominant diseases, stimulus modality, therapeutic effect, and angle of needling were summarized by data mining technique...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067140/influence-of-internal-organ-pathology-on-vascular-permeability-of-related-skin-zones-an-attempt-to-visualize-organ-projection-areas
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Jan Z Szopiński, Victor Mngomezulu
Objective: Pathology of an internal organ/body part changes electrical features of the corresponding skin areas-organ projection areas (OPAs)-which are often identified with traditional acupuncture points/zones. Once the resistance "breakthrough effect" has been induced in these specific skin areas, rectification of applied electrical currents (a diode phenomenon) occurs. In addition, increased impedance can be observed. It is presumed that these skin bioelectrical phenomena are the result of increased local capillary permeability with extravasation of blood-plasma albumins...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
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Gerald Hackl, Andreas Prenner, Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Gerald Seinost, Ernst Pilger, Marianne Brodmann
BACKGROUND: Auricular nerve stimulation has been proven effective in different diseases. We investigated if a conservative therapeutic alternative for claudication in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) via electroacupuncture of the outer ear can be established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded trial an ear acupuncture using an electroacupuncture device was carried out in 40 PAD patients in Fontaine stage IIb. Twenty patients were randomized to the verum group using a fully functional electroacupuncture device, the other 20 patients received a sham device (control group)...
September 18, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832182/new-universal-nomenclature-in-auriculotherapy
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David Alimi, Jacques E Chelly
OBJECTIVES: To propose at the auriculotherapists a New Universal Nomenclature of Auriculotherapy, able to receive any mapping whatsoever. DESIGN: We built this proposition by using electronic database search to find the different formulations of Auricular Acupuncture Points (AAPs), by studying neuroradiology methods describing reliable and reproducible marks able to adapt to all brain morphologies, by studying the analysis of brain dissections, showed us the internal organization of the brain; and after having proved the neurophysiological correlations between auricular displays and their brain correspondences...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803834/transcutaneous-auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-tavns-might-be-a-mechanism-behind-the-analgesic-effects-of-auricular-acupuncture
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Taras Usichenko, Henriette Hacker, Martin Lotze
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials (RCT) demonstrated that auricular acupuncture (AA) is effective in treatment of acute and chronic pain, although the mechanisms behind AA are not elucidated. METHODS: The data concerning the localization of AA points, which are commonly used to treat pain, were extracted from the meta-analysis of 17 RCTs and evaluated using the anatomical map of auricular afferent nerve supply. RESULTS: Fifteen out of 20 specific AA points, used in the treatment of pain, are situated in areas innervated mostly by the auricular branch of the vagal nerve (ABVN), whereas sham stimulation was applied at the helix of the auricle, innervated by cervical nerves...
November 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779933/sleep-patterns-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-auricular-acupuncture-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia
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Lena Bergdahl, Jan-Erik Broman, Anne H Berman, Kristina Haglund, Lars von Knorring, Agneta Markström
The aim of the study was to objectively examine how sleep patterns were affected in a short- and long-term perspective after auricular acupuncture (AA) and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i). Sixty participants with insomnia disorders (men/women 9/51; mean age of 60.5 years, (SD 9.4)), were randomized to group treatment with AA or CBT-i. Actigraphy recordings were made at baseline, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up. The CBT-i group reduced their time in bed, their actual sleeping time, their sleep latency and their actual time awake...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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...
November 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720638/a-case-of-shingles-following-auricular-acupuncture
#15
Steven A Kewish
This is a case report of an occurrence of shingles (herpes zoster [HZ]) following auricular acupuncture. The patient developed acute reactivation HZ in the V1 distribution of the right trigeminal nerve involving the forehead, scalp, and medial upper eyelid 13 days after being treated with auricular acupuncture for chronic low-back pain. The lesions were initially painless, but they clustered and became painful within 2 days. The patient was treated with oral valacyclovir 1000 mg, 3 times daily for 7 days, and ibuprofen as needed...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689171/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rong-Qiang Zhang, Jiao Tan, Feng-Ying Li, Yong-Hong Ma, Li-Xin Han, Xiao-Li Yang
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis was used to assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment for simple obesity and to provide evidence-based medical data for treating obesity with acupuncture. METHODS: A comprehensive search of studies on MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese databases (Wan Fang,CNKI and VIP) from 1 January 1915 through 30 November 2015 (MEDLINE search updated through 31 December 2015) was performed. We included only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that used acupuncture and sham acupuncture to treat simple obesity...
July 8, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595273/acupuncture-therapy-in-a-group-setting-for-chronic-pain
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Benjamin Kligler, Arya Nielsen, Corinne Kohrrer, Tracy Schmid, Eve Waltermaurer, Elidania Perez, Woodson Merrell
Objective.:  This project was designed to test the feasibility and effectiveness of acupuncture therapy given in a group setting for chronic pain. Design.:  Nonrandomized, repeated measures quasi-experimental trial. Setting.:  Care was delivered in a primary care clinic waiting area after clinic hours. Subjects.:  Included were primary care patients (≥18 years old) with chronic pain of the neck, back, shoulder, or osteoarthritis of any site of at least three months' duration...
June 8, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559756/multimodal-care-in-the-management-of-a-patient-with-chronic-tendinopathy-of-the-biceps-femoris-a-case-report
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Brett R Martin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report was to describe the use of dry needling in conjunction with auricular acupuncture, core exercises, and light aerobic activity for treating chronic tendinopathy of the biceps femoris. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 30-year-old white female presented with chronic biceps femoris tendinopathy. The injury had occurred 18 months prior while training for a triathlon. Active stretching of her right biceps femoris while standing with her feet 6 inches apart aggravated the pain at the origin in the right tendon of the biceps femoris at 0 degrees of movement...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434467/abdominal-and-auricular-acupuncture-reduces-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hamid Abdi, Maryam Tayefi, Seyed Reza Moallem, Baxiao Zhao, Mojtaba Fayaz, Hossein Mohaddes Ardabili, Akram-Alsadat Razavi, Mahsa Darbandi, Sara Darbandi, Parisa Abbasi, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is associated with premature death, myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and renal disease. The goal of the present study was to use a randomized controlled clinical trial to explore and compare the effectiveness of abdominal and auricular acupuncture on blood pressure in 440 subjects with and without obesity. METHODS: Four hundred participants were recruited and randomized to one of four groups: cases and controls receiving auricular acupuncture (204 subjects) and cases and controls receiving abdominal electroacupuncture (196 subjects)...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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