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Author He, J.; Zhang, X.; Qu, Y.; Huang, H.; Liu, X.; Du, J.; Guo, S. url  doi
  Title Effect of Combined Manual Acupuncture and Massage on Body Weight and Body Mass Index Reduction in Obese and Overweight Women: A Randomized, Short-term Clinical Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Journal of Acupuncture & Meridian Studies Abbreviated Journal J Acupuncture Meridian Stud  
  Volume 8 Issue 2 Pages 61-65  
  Keywords Obesity -- Therapy; Acupuncture; Massage; Body Weight; Body Mass Index; Human; Randomized Controlled Trials; Female; Treatment Outcomes  
  Abstract Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems. Acupuncture is utilized to treat a variety of health problems, one of which is obesity. Fifty-six obese women with body mass index (BMI) ?25 kg/m 2 were recruited for this trial and were randomly divided into two groups, one with combined manual acupuncture and massage therapy (MAMT), and the other with only manual acupuncture therapy (MAT). In addition, 40 overweight women with BMI 23–25 kg/m 2 were randomly divided into two groups, one with MAMT and the other with MAT. Therapy was carried out once per day for 21 days, and the body weights and the BMIs were recorded every day. The results showed that both MAMT and MAT could reduce body weight and BMI significantly, compared with the pretreatment values, for all the participants ( p < 0.001); however, the differences in body weight and BMI reductions between pre- and posttreatment for the MAMT and the MAT groups were not statistically significant. The optimal periods for reductions in both body weight and in BMI were the first 4 days. Accounting for the economic strategy (time and money) in alternative therapy, MAT alone may present a reasonable option in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.  
  Address Institute of TCM Diagnostic, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China  
  Publisher Elsevier B.V.
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  Notes Accession Number: 103796472. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150507. Revision Date: 20150710. Publication Type: Journal Article; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Asia; Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed. NLM UID: 101490763. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 103796472 Serial 2315  
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Author Qu, S. S.; Huang, Y.; Zhang, Z. J.; Chen, J. Q.; Lin, R. Y.; Wang, C. Q.; Li, G. L.; Wong, H. K.; Zhao, C. H.; Pan, J. Y.; Guo, S. C.; Zhang, Y. C. url  doi
  Title A 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up of acupuncture combined with paroxetine in patients with major depressive disorder Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Journal of psychiatric research Abbreviated Journal J Psychiatr Res  
  Volume 47 Issue 6 Pages 726-732  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Depressive Disorder, Major; Depression; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Mental Illness  
  Abstract Acupuncture possesses the antidepressant potential. In this 6-week randomized controlled trial with 4-week follow-up, 160 patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) were randomly assigned to paroxetine (PRX) alone (n = 48) or combined with 18 sessions of manual acupuncture (MA, n = 54) or electrical acupuncture (EA, n = 58). Treatment outcomes were measured mainly using the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17), Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), clinical response and remission rates. Average PRX dose taken and proportion of patients who required an increased PRX dose due to symptom aggravation were also obtained. Both additional MA and EA produced a significantly greater reduction from baseline in score on HAMD-17 and SDS at most measure points from week 1 through week 6 compared to PRX alone. The clinical response was markedly greater in MA (69.8%) and EA (69.6%) groups than the group treated with PRX alone (41.7%, P = 0.004). The proportion of patients who required an increase dose of PRX due to symptom aggravation was significantly lower with MA (5.7%) and EA (8.9%) than PRX alone (22.9%, P = 0.019). At 4 weeks follow-up after completion of acupuncture treatment, patients with EA, but not MA, continued to show significantly greater clinical improvement. Incidence of adverse events was not different in the three groups. Our study indicates that acupuncture can accelerate the clinical response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and prevent the aggravation of depression. Electrical acupuncture may have a long-lasting enhancement of the antidepressant effects (Trial Registration: ChiCTR-TRC-08000278).  
  Address School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, 1023 Shatai Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, China.  
  Language Number of Treatments 18  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 160  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder, Major
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 966  
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Author Sun, Y.; Cui, S.; Guo, S.; Xu, C. openurl 
  Title Climacteric Syndrome Treated by Combined Needling at Shu and Mu-points Type of Study RCT
  Year 2005 Publication Abbreviated Journal The European Journal of Integrated Eastern and Western Medicine  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages -  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; Herbal Formula; Menopause; RCT; Shu-Mu Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Climacteric  
  Abstract Objective: To observe clinical therapeutic effects of combined needling at Shu- and Mu-points on climacteric syndrome. Methods: Sixty-five cases of climacteric syndrome were randomly divided into 3 groups: an observation group treated by combined needling at Shu- and Mu-points, a conventional acupuncture group and a medication group. The therapeutic effects were compared among the 3 groups. Results: The total effective rate was respectively 93.3%, 80.0%, and 66.7%, in the observation group, conventional acupuncture group and medication group, with a significant difference among the 3 groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of combined needling at Shu- and Mu-points was significantly better than that of conventional acupuncture and medication.  
  Language Number of Treatments 50  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 65  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Menopause
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1130  
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