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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852282/effect-of-acupuncture-on-insomnia-following-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yan Cao, Xuan Yin, Francisca Soto-Aguilar, Yiping Liu, Ping Yin, Junyi Wu, Bochang Zhu, Wentao Li, Lixing Lao, Shifen Xu
BACKGROUND: The incidence, mortality, and prevalence of stroke are high in China. Stroke is commonly associated with insomnia; both insomnia and stroke have been effectively treated with acupuncture for a long time. The aim of this proposed trial is to assess the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on insomnia following stroke. METHODS: This proposed study is a single-center, single-blinded (patient-assessor-blinded), parallel-group randomized controlled trial. We will randomly assign 60 participants with insomnia following stroke into two groups in a 1:1 ratio...
November 16, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782861/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-phantom-limb-syndrome-in-lower-limb-amputees-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-study
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Esmé G Trevelyan, Warren A Turner, Lynn Summerfield-Mann, Nicola Robinson
BACKGROUND: Post amputation, the complication of phantom limb pain (PLP) is prevalent and difficult to manage. This study aimed to determine whether it was feasible and acceptable to undertake a definitive multicentred randomised controlled trial assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating lower limb amputees with PLP. METHODS: A mixed-methods embedded design, including a randomised controlled trial and semistructured interviews, was undertaken. A total of 15 participants with PLP were randomly assigned to receive either eight pragmatic Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture treatments and usual care or usual care alone over 4 weeks...
October 25, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696279/diet-and-complementary-medicine-for-chronic-unexplained-nausea-and-vomiting-and-gastroparesis
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REVIEW
Ekta Gupta, Linda A Lee
Chronic nausea and vomiting, whether or not associated with gastroparesis, are among the most difficult symptoms to manage. Patients typically undergo extensive evaluation and empiric treatment often with suboptimal results. Conventional therapies may not produce adequate symptom relief or may cause unacceptable side effects. Thus, it is not surprising that patients report a negative impact on well-being, since the intermittent or constant occurrence of these symptoms are a source of anxiety as they impact social interactions and ability to work...
December 2016: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583423/complementary-integrative-therapies-that-work-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Benjamin Kligler, Raymond Teets, Melissa Quick
Significant evidence supports the effectiveness and safety of several complementary or integrative treatment approaches to common primary care problems. Acupuncture is effective in the management of chronic low back pain. Mind-body interventions such as cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and music therapy may be helpful for treating insomnia. Exercise can reduce anxiety symptoms. Herbal preparations and nutritional supplements can be useful as first-line therapy for certain conditions, such as fish oil for hypertriglyceridemia, St...
September 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578355/insomnia-can-acupuncture-help
#5
Simon Hayhoe
Insomnia is the forgotten partner to many medical problems, not least chronic pain where interference with sleep is a common complaint. However, the relationship is complex: lack of sleep can exacerbate pain through increase in proinflammatory cytokine production. Acupuncture is observed clinically to improve sleeping in chronic pain patients, but reviews are unable firmly to recommend acupuncture for insomnia as many trials are methodologically inadequate, despite most being acupuncture positive. However, there is strong evidence for relief in several chronic pain problems and improvement in these is likely also to restore normal sleeping...
January 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531549/acupuncture-for-managing-cancer-related-insomnia-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Tae-Young Choi, Jong In Kim, Hyun-Ja Lim, Myeong Soo Lee
Background Insomnia is a prominent complaint of cancer patients that can significantly affect their quality of life and symptoms related to sleep quality. Conventional drug approaches have a low rate of success in alleviating those suffering insomnia. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of cancer-related insomnia. Methods A total of 12 databases were searched from their inception through January 2016 without language restriction. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs were included if acupuncture was used as the sole intervention or as an adjunct to another standard treatment for any cancer-related insomnia...
August 16, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526331/insomnia-in-chinese-medicine-the-heart-of-the-matter
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Kylie O'Brien, Daniel Weber
Chronic insomnia affects a significant proportion of the general population worldwide, and is associated with several serious medical conditions. From the Western scientific literature, hyper-arousal (on the cognitive-emotional, behavioral, autonomic, or central nervous system level) is a final common pathway involved in its pathogenesis. However, from a Chinese medicine (CM) perspective, it is the Heart, capitalized to denote the functional system as described in CM theory, that is the key organ involved in insomnia due to its role as the "seat of consciousness...
September 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503746/what-predicts-a-positive-response-to-acupuncture-a-secondary-analysis-of-three-randomised-controlled-trials-of-insomnia
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Wing-Fai Yeung, Ka-Fai Chung, Yee-Man Branda Yu, Lixing Lao
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have investigated the predictors of the specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture. The aim of this secondary analysis was to determine patient characteristics that may predict a better treatment response to acupuncture for insomnia. METHODS: We pooled the data of three randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of acupuncture for insomnia to examine sociodemographic variables, clinical characteristics, baseline sleep-wake variables, and treatment expectancy in relation to acupuncture response...
August 8, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451854/auricular-acupuncture-for-substance-use-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-effects-on-anxiety-sleep-drug-use-and-use-of-addiction-treatment-services
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Rickard Ahlberg, Kurt Skårberg, Ole Brus, Lars Kjellin
BACKGROUND: A common alternative treatment for substance abuse is auricular acupuncture. The aim of the study was to evaluate the short and long-term effect of auricular acupuncture on anxiety, sleep, drug use and addiction treatment utilization in adults with substance abuse. METHOD: Of the patients included, 280 adults with substance abuse and psychiatric comorbidity, 80 were randomly assigned to auricular acupuncture according to the NADA protocol, 80 to auricular acupuncture according to a local protocol (LP), and 120 to relaxation (controls)...
2016: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430619/acupuncture-for-insomnia-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sook-Hyun Lee, Sung Min Lim
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is the common complaint among patients with stroke. Acupuncture has increasingly been used for insomnia relief after stroke. The aim of the present study was to summarize and evaluate evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving insomnia after stroke. METHODS: Seven databases were searched from inception through October 2014 without language restrictions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included if acupuncture was compared to placebo or other conventional therapy for treatment of insomnia after stroke...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358201/the-application-of-yin-yang-concept-on-heart-rate-variability-patterns-in-menopausal-women-with-insomnia
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Yen-Ying Kung, Cheryl C H Yang, Jen-Hwey Chiu, Terry B J Kuo
OBJECTIVE: To develop heart rate variability (HRV) patterns for peri- and postmenopausal insomnia (PI) by the yin/yang concept of Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: Seventy-four peri- and postmenopausal women (average age 56.6±1.0 years) with insomnia were enrolled in the study. HRV and the Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (CPSQI) were recorded. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Indices were derivative from the low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF) and ratio of LF to HF (LF/HF) components of the HRV...
June 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348923/-effect-observation-of-conical-stone-needle-on-foot-combined-with-bian-anvil-for-insomnia
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xiaojun Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of conical atone needle on foot combined with Nan anvil at Yintang (CV 29) for insomnia. METHODS: Seventy patients were randomly divided into a ibian technique group and an acupuncture group,35 cases in each one. In the Sian technique group, conical stone needle on foot combined with bias anvil at Yintang(GV 29) were used,and the therapy was applied at Yongquan(KI 1), Taichong(LR 3) and Gongsun(SP 4), etc. In the acupuncture group, common acupuncture was implemented at Sanyinjiao(SP 6), Shenmen (HT 7) and Sishencong(EX-HN 1), etc...
February 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27261976/a-systematic-review-of-acupuncture-for-sleep-quality-in-people-with-insomnia
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REVIEW
Johannah Linda Shergis, Xiaojia Ni, Melinda L Jackson, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Yan Li, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie Changli Xue
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture is widely used in Asia and increasingly in Western countries. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effects of acupuncture for insomnia. METHODS: We identified randomized controlled trials from English and Chinese databases. Data were extracted using a predefined form and analysed using RevMan 5.2. We included studies that compared acupuncture to sham/placebo, standard pharmacotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy...
June 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27242930/auricular-acupuncture-and-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-insomnia-a-randomised-controlled-study
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L Bergdahl, J-E Broman, A H Berman, K Haglund, L von Knorring, A Markström
Objective. The most effective nonpharmacological treatment for insomnia disorder is cognitive behavioural therapy-insomnia (CBT-i). However CBT-i may not suit everyone. Auricular acupuncture (AA) is a complementary treatment. Studies show that it may alleviate insomnia symptoms. The aim of this randomised controlled study was to compare treatment effects of AA with CBT-i and evaluate symptoms of insomnia severity, anxiety, and depression. Method. Fifty-nine participants, mean age 60.5 years (SD 9.4), with insomnia disorder were randomised to group treatment with AA or CBT-i...
2016: Sleep Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27181124/hazards-of-insomnia-and-the-effects-of-acupuncture-treatment-on-insomnia
#15
REVIEW
Yu-fang Lin, Zhi-dan Liu, Wen Ma, Wei-dong Shen
Insomnia is a common disease in modern society; it is made worse by increasingly fierce competition in the workplace and elsewhere, along with rapid economic and social development. Sleep disorders can result in changes in serum biomarkers and decreased immunity, and may cause maladies such as depression and cardiac diseases, as well as many other somatic symptoms. Western medications for treating insomnia can easily lead to addiction and other adverse effects. Fortunately, acupuncture can ease the symptoms of insomnia...
May 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090345/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-usage-in-patients-with-stroke-in-taiwan-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Chi Chang, Yu-Chen Lee, Che-Chen Lin, Chin-Hsien Chang, Cheng-Di Chiu, Li-Wei Chou, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Stroke has been the leading causes of death worldwide. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for stoke patients for thousands of years. This study aimed to investigate TCM usage and prescription patterns in stroke patients in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed a random sample of one million individuals representing the 23 million enrollees selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Demographic characteristics, TCM usage, prescription patterns and mortality rate among stroke patients were analyzed...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26956541/choosing-options-for-insomnia-in-cancer-effectively-choice-design-of-a-patient-centered-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-acupuncture-and-cognitive-behavior-therapy-for-insomnia
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Sheila N Garland, Philip Gehrman, Frances K Barg, Sharon X Xie, Jun J Mao
Insomnia is a prevalent and persistent side effect of cancer, which if left unaddressed, can be unremitting and negatively influence physical and mental well-being. Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are commonly used non-pharmacological treatments that are efficacious for treating insomnia in cancer patients; however, little is known about the comparative effectiveness of these options. The goal of personalized medicine is to determine which treatments are most effective for which individuals, and patient preference for treatment is a particularly important contributor to adherence and outcomes...
March 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26956161/effect-of-acupuncture-on-sleep-quality-and-hyperarousal-state-in-patients-with-primary-insomnia-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jing Guo, Wei Huang, Chu-ying Tang, Gui-Ling Wang, Fan Zhang, Lin-peng Wang
INTRODUCTION: Primary insomnia (PI) is commonly defined as a state of having disturbed daytime activities due to poor night-time sleep quality. Studies have demonstrated that it is a disorder of 24 h hyperarousal, expressed in terms of physiological, cognitive and cortical activation. Acupuncture is considered to be beneficial to restore the normal sleep-wake cycle. The aim of the trial is to assess the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on sleep quality and hyperarousal state in patients with PI...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26945382/acupuncture-and-related-therapies-for-symptom-management-in-palliative-cancer-care-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Charlotte H Y Lau, Xinyin Wu, Vincent C H Chung, Xin Liu, Edwin P Hui, Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Samuel Y S Wong, Alexander Y L Lau, Regina S T Sit, Eric T C Ziea, Bacon F L Ng, Justin C Y Wu
Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. Primary outcomes included fatigue, paresthesia and dysesthesias, chronic pain, anorexia, insomnia, limb edema, constipation, and health-related quality of life, of which effective conventional interventions are limited...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26939335/-experience-summary-of-professor-wang-fuchun-s-zhenjing-anshen-acupuncture-method-for-insomnia
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Tie Li, Lijuan Ha, Fang Cao, Mujun Zhi, Fuchun Wang
The experience of "Zhenjing Anshen" acupuncture method originally created by professor WANG Fuchun for treatment of insomnia was introduced in this paper. From aspects of insomnia pathogenesis, theoretical foundation, characteristics of acupoint selection, needing methods, needing time, etc., the experience of Professor WANG Fuchun for treatment of insomnia was explained. The "Zhenjing Anshen" acupuncture method proposed, for the first time, "new three layers" method of acupoint selection, including Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6)...
November 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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