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Author Zang, J. url  openurl
  Title (up) 80 cases of peripheral facial paralysis treated by acupuncture with vibrating shallow insertion Type of Study RCT
  Year 1999 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 44-47  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Facial Pain; Facial Paralysis; Hemifacial Spasm; Pain; Paralysis; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; TCM Acupuncture Style; Vibrating Shallow Insertion; Stomatognathic Diseases  
  Abstract Eighty cases of peripheral facial paralysis were treated by acupuncture with vibrating shallow insertion. The total effective rate was 98.75% and cure rate 88.75%. There was no significant difference in therapeutic effect as compared with the conventional electroacupuncture method (P > 0.5), suggesting that shallow puncture by vibratings can also yield satisfactory therapeutic results  
  Address Second People's Hospital, Kaifeng, Henan Province  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 150  
  Time in Treatment 7 Weeks Condition Facial Paralysis
  Disease Category Stomatognathic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1417  
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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
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  Title (up) 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.  
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  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 Lee, K.; Zhang, J.; Ching, NG Kwok openurl 
  Title (up) A Clinical Observation on Treating Chronic Insomnia by the Combination of Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 19 Issue 4 Pages 165-168  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; Sleep Disorders; Craniosacral Therapy; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control  
  Abstract To observe the clinical efficacy of treating chronic insomnia by the combination of needling and Craniosacral therapy  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 65  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 646  
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Author Ching, NG Kwok; Liu, Y.; Lee, K.; Huang, Y.; Qu, S. openurl 
  Title (up) A Clinical Observation on Treating Migraine by the Combination of Scalp Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 19 Issue 4 Pages 161-164  
  Keywords Headache Disorders; Migraine; Scalp Acupuncture; AcuTrials; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Acu Versus CAM Control; Craniosacral Therapy  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 62  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 170  
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Author Hung, L. C.; Zhang, J.; Zhou, J.; Zou, Y.; Huang, Y. openurl 
  Title (up) A clinical observation on treating periarthritis of the shoulder by needling at yinlingquan (Sp 9) combined with manipulation Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 20 Issue 1 Pages 14-18  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Arthritis; Periarthritis; Shoulder Pain; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Tuina; Massage; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Periarthritis
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 492  
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Author Xia, D.; Chen, T. openurl 
  Title (up) A Clinical Observation on Treating Urinary Retention Following Cervical Carcinoma Radical Operation by Acupuncture of “Warming Waterways” Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 19 Issue 2 Pages 50-52  
  Keywords RCT; AcuTrials; Urinary Retention; Urologic Diseases; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Other Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Heat Lamp; CAM Control; Neoplasms; Genital Diseases, Female; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Cervical Carcinoma; Cervical Cancer; Cancer  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 68  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Urinary Retention
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1338  
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Author Ahn, C. B.; Lee, S. J.; Lee, J. C.; Fossion, J. P.; Sant'Ana, A. url  openurl
  Title (up) A clinical pilot study comparing traditional acupuncture to combined acupuncture for treating headache, trigeminal neuralgia and retro-auricular pain in facial palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Meridian Stud  
  Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 29-43  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Headache Disorders; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Nervous System Diseases; Cranial Nerve Diseases; Bell Palsy; Pilot Study; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Auricular Acupuncture; Korean Acupuncture Style; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Fossion Auricular Acupuncture; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; CAM Control; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract Traditional acupuncture (TA) and ear acupuncture (EA) are used for treatment of headache, trigeminal neuralgia, and retro-auricular pain. The purpose of this study is to develop effective treatment using combined acupuncture (CA) which consists of TA and EA and to set clinical protocols for future trials. Participants were divided into TA (n = 15) control and CA (n = 34) experimental groups. Obligatory points among Korean Five Element Acupuncture and optional individual points along with symptom points were used in the TA group. The CA group was exposed to ear points of Fossion and TA. Acupuncture treatment consisted of six mandatory sessions per patient over 3 weeks and extended to 12 sessions. Pain was assessed using the visual analogue scale. We compared TA to CA and researched their relevant publications. No significant difference was observed between the two groups (p = 0.968) which showed pain-alleviating tendency. Pain alleviation was significantly different after the fifth and sixth sessions (p = 0.021, p = 0.025), with headache being the most significantly relieved (F = 4.399, p = 0.018) among the diseases. When assessing pain intensity, both the Headache Impact Test and the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale should be adopted for headache and the fractal electroencephalography method be used in pain diseases. In the future, studies should consist of TA, EA, and CA groups; each group having 20 patients. Treatment number should to be no less than 10 sessions. Korean Five Element Acupuncture should be a compulsory inclusion along with individual points being optional inclusion in TA. EA could be selected from Nogier, Fossion and so forth. In conclusion, acupuncture treatment, whether TA or CA, showed pain alleviation in headache, trigeminal neuralgia, and retro-auricular pain, but no significant difference was seen between groups. Prospective, well-controlled, and relevant protocols using multimodal strategies to define the role of TA, EA, and CA are needed.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongeui University, Busan, Korea. cbahn@deu.ac.kr  
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  Language Number of Treatments 9  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Headache
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 6  
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Author Tseng, K. L.; Liu, H. J.; Tso, K. Y.; Woung, L. C.; Su, Y. C.; Lin, J. G. url  openurl
  Title (up) A Clinical Study of Acupuncture and SSP (Silver Spike Point) Electro-therapy for Dry Eye Syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 34 Issue 2 Pages 197-206  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Dry Eye Syndromes; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Silver Spike Point Electro-Therapy; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Xerophthalmia; Eye Diseases  
  Abstract The present study was designed as a clinical trial to assess the efficacy of acupuncture and silver spike point (SSP) electro-therapy on dry eye syndrome. A total of 43 dry eye syndrome patients participated in the present study. Subjects were divided into control, acupuncture and SSP electro-therapy groups. The three groups were all given artificial tears treatment. Patients in the treatment groups were given two 20-minute treatments of either acupuncture or SSP. Assessment was carried out using the Basal Schirmer test, tear break-up time (BUT), visual analog scale (VAS) and an overall score of eye condition. After four weeks of treatment, both the acupuncture and SSP treatment groups showed improvements over the control group, in Schirmer tests of the left eye and average tearing of both eyes. After 8 weeks of treatment, both treatment groups showed improvements over the control group both in Schirmer tests and VAS. For the right eye, treatment groups showed significant improvements in Schirmer test and VAS versus the control group averages for both eyes. There was no significant difference in BUT at any time. Comparing scores before and after treatment, the acupuncture and SSP groups showed a significant improvement compared to the control group. The acupuncture group showed a greater 8-week improvement in Schirmer tests scores compared to the SSP group. However, the SSP group patients used fewer applications of artificial tears. Acupuncture and SSP electro-therapy were effective in increasing tear secretion in patients with dry eye syndrome. The SSP electro-therapy not only alleviated dry eye syndrome, but also reduced the number of applications of artificial tears necessary  
  Address Graduate Institute of Integration Chinese and Western Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC  
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  Language Number of Treatments 16  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 43  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Xerophthalmia
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score 56  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1184  
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Author Qin, S.; Wei, H.; Huang, Y.; Qiu, J.; Guo, J.; Chen, J. openurl 
  Title (up) A Clinical Study on Treating Post-Stroke Depression by Head Matrix Acupuncture Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 10-13  
  Keywords RCT; AcuTrials; Mental Disorders; Depressive Disorder; Depression; Nervous System Diseases; Stroke; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Other Acupuncture Style; Head Matrix Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
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  Language Number of Treatments 48  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 962  
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Author Ma, Y. X.; Ye, X. N.; Liu, C. Z.; Cai, P. Y.; Li, Z. F.; Du, D. Q.; Guo, G.; Chen, S. Z.; Zhao, J. P.; Liu, J. J.; Yi, H. Q.; Gao, S. Z. url  doi
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  Title (up) A clinical trial of acupuncture about time-varying treatment and points selection in primary dysmenorrhea Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Journal of ethnopharmacology Abbreviated Journal J Ethnopharmacol  
  Volume 148 Issue 2 Pages 498-504  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Menstruation Disturbances; Dysmenorrhea; Women's Health; Gynecology; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; No Treatment Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; RCT; Acu Versus > 1 Control; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture at single point Shiqizhui (EX-B8) and multi-points in time-varying treatment for primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: 600 patients with primary dysmenorrhea were randomly assigned to the single point group (n=200) including group A (treating before the menstruation, n=100) and group B (immediately treating as soon as pain occurrence, n=100), the multi-points group (n=200) including group C (treating before the menstruation, n=100) and group D (immediately treating as soon as pain occurrence, n=100), or the control group, group E (n=200, no treatment). The therapeutic effects were analyzed after treatment for three menstrual cycles and interviewed for three follow-up periods. RESULTS: Acupuncture could effectively relieve menstrual pain for primary dysmenorrhea compared with the control group (P<0.05, P<0.01). Immediate pain relief occurred following acupuncture within 5min in group B (P<0.01) and group D (P<0.01), and the two groups obviously relieved menstrual pain for VAS scores. Both group A and group C obviously relieved menstrual pain (P<0.01), and group C was better than group A (P<0.05). Compared with group D, Group C was much better for CMSS scores in cycle 1. CONCLUSION: Treating before the menstruation is better than immediately treating as soon as pain occurrence at the improvement in symptoms of dysmenorrheal at multi-points. And single point is better than multi-points when immediately treating as soon as pain occurrence. The present trial suggest Shiqizhui (EX-B8) should be chosen as a convenient point.  
  Address Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong, Jinan 250355, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 600  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Dysmennorhea
  Disease Category Menstruation Disturbances OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 795  
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Author Luo, S. openurl 
  Title (up) A combined treatment of scalp acupuncture and traction in 108 cases of prolapse of the lumbar intervertebral disc Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 27 Issue 3 Pages 178-179  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Intervertebral Disc Displacement; Low Back Pain; RCT; Scalp Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture; Back Pain  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 108  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 785  
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Author To, K.M.; Dong, T.T.; Huang, Y. openurl 
  Title (up) A Comparative Study Between Siomple Bo's Abdominal Acupuncture and its Combination with Radiation by Electromagnetic Wave in Treating Chronic Gastritis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 18 Issue 2 Pages 113-118  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Gastritis; Gastrointestinal Diseases; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electromagnetic Wave Radiation; Acupuncture; Other Acupuncture Style; Bo's Abdominal Acupuncture Method; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control  
  Abstract Objective: To compare the curative effect between simple Bo's abdominal acupuncture and its combination with radiation by electromagnetic wave in treating chronic gastritis. Method: 60 patients with chronic gastritis were divided into 2 groups randomly with each grou containing 30 patients. Patients in group 1, the treatment group, recieved the treatment of Bo's abdominal acupuncture and electromagnetic wave. Patients in group 2, the control group, recieved the treatment of simple Bo's abdominal acupuncture. The observation lasted for 4 weeks. The clnical curative effects of the two groups were compared, and the cured cases, the curative effect of different types and the scores of McGill Pain Scale were compared. Result: There was not a significant difference in the curative effect between the tratment and control group, but there were significant differences in the cured case numbers. The difference of the curative effect in different syndromes was obvious but there was no difference in curing deficiency heat and deficiency cold syndromes in the treatment group. After four weeks of treatment, there were no differences in the McGill Pain Scale scores, however, notalble differences did appear at the end of the 2nd week. Conclusion: Both simple Bo's abdominal acupuncture and the combination with electromagnetic wave radiation had a good effect on treating chronic gastritis. The combination method could be used to treat both the heat and cold types by relieving pain and shortening the course of treatment.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Gastritis
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1167  
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Author Lundeberg, T. url  openurl
  Title (up) A comparative study of the pain alleviating effect of vibratory stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electroacupuncture and placebo Type of Study RCT
  Year 1984 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 12 Issue 1-4 Pages 72-79  
  Keywords TENS; CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Cross-Over Design; Electroacupuncture; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Vibratory Stimulation; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Trigger Point Acupuncture Style; Other Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract The pain reducing effect of vibratory stimulation at 100 Hz, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) at 100 Hz, electroacupuncture at 2 Hz as compared to placebo was studied in 36 patients suffering from myalgia. In 29 patients these modes of stimulation produced pain reduction. Out of these patients 18 rated vibratory stimulation, TENS or electroacupuncture as more effective than placebo while 6 patients rated placebo as more effective. Five patients rated the pain suppressive effect of vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture as being equal to that of placebo. Four of the patients who experienced pain reduction with peripheral stimulation reported an effect only for one particular type of peripheral stimulation. The present results provide evidence that vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture are as efficient pain suppressive measures and superior to placebo. It is suggested on the basis of these findings that vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture merit consideration in the choice of treatment of myalgia  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 36  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 781  
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Author Lai, X. s.; Huang, Y. openurl 
  Title (up) A Comparative Study on Acupoints of Specialty of Baihui, Shuigou and Shenmen in Treatment Vascular Dementia Type of Study RCT
  Year 2005 Publication Abbreviated Journal Chin J Integr Med  
  Volume 11 Issue 3 Pages 161-166  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Dementia; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style; Dementia, Vascular; Mental Disorders  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 50  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Dementia, Vascular
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 616  
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Author Kim, B.H.; Kim, K.; Nam, H.J. url  doi
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  Title (up) A comparative study on the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture, and digital electroacupuncture to treat tinnitus: A randomized, paralleled, open-labeled exploratory trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2017 Publication BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal BMC Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 85  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Ear Diseases; Tinnitus; Hearing Disorders; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Auricular Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; CAM Control; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Many previous studies of electroacupuncture used combined therapy of electroacupuncture and systemic manual acupuncture, so it was uncertain which treatment was effective. This study evaluated and compared the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture for treating patients with tinnitus. METHODS: A randomized, parallel, open-labeled exploratory trial was conducted. Subjects aged 20-75 years who had suffered from idiopathic tinnitus for > 2 weeks were recruited from May 2013 to April 2014. The subjects were divided into three groups by systemic manual acupuncture group (MA), periauricular electroacupuncture group (PE), and distal electroacupuncture group (DE). The groups were selected by random drawing. Nine acupoints (TE 17, TE21, SI19, GB2, GB8, ST36, ST37, TE3 and TE9), two periauricular acupoints (TE17 and TE21), and four distal acupoints (TE3, TE9, ST36, and ST37) were selected. The treatment sessions were performed twice weekly for a total of eight sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes were the tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) score and the loud and uncomfortable visual analogue scales (VAS). Demographic and clinical characteristics of all participants were compared between the groups upon admission using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). One-way ANOVA was used to evaluate the THI, VAS loud, and VAS uncomfortable scores. The least significant difference test was used as a post-hoc test. RESULTS: Thirty-nine subjects were eligible and their data were analyzed. No difference in THI and VAS loudness scores was observed in between groups. The VAS uncomfortable scores decreased significantly in MA and DE compared with those in PE. Within the group, all three treatments showed some effect on THI, VAS loudness scores and VAS uncomfortable scores after treatment except DE in THI. CONCLUSIONS: There was no statistically significant difference between systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture in tinnitus. However, all three treatments had some effect on tinnitus within the group before and after treatment. Systemic manual acupuncture and distal electroacupuncture have some effect on VAS uncomfortable. TRIAL REGISTRATION: KCT0001991 by CRIS (Clinical Research Information Service), 2016-8-1, retrospectively registered.  
  Address Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-701, Republic of Korea. ophthrl@khu.ac.kr  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 42  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Tinnitus
  Disease Category Ear Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:28143471; PMCID:PMC5282839 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2189  
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Author Ju, Y. openurl 
  Title (up) A comparative study on the treatment of upper urinary tract calculus with an improved acupuncture protocol Type of Study RCT
  Year 1997 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct  
  Volume 25 Issue 4 Pages 241-249  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Comparative Study; Diet Therapy; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; Kidney Calculi; Kidney Stones; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Stones; Urologic Diseases  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 63  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Urinary Calculi
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 542  
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Author Lin, M. L.; Lin, M. H.; Fen, J. J.; Lin, W. T.; Lin, C. W.; Chen, P. Q. url  openurl
  Title (up) A comparison between pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture for relieving pain in patients with chronic low back pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Acupuncture &amp; electro-therapeutics research Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Electrother Res  
  Volume 35 Issue 3-4 Pages 133-146  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Pain; Back Pain; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; CAM Control; Pulsed Radiofrequency  
  Abstract Many treatment options for chronic low back pain are available, including varied forms of electric stimulation. But little is known about the electricity effect between electro-acupuncture and pulsed radiofrequency. The objective of this study is to assess the difference in effectiveness of pain relief between pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture. Visual analog score (VAS) pain score, the Oswestry disability index (ODI) to measure a patient's permanent functional disability, and Short form 36 (SF-36) which is a survey used in health assessment to determine the cost-effectiveness of a health treatment, were used as rating systems to measure the pain relief and functional improvement effect of pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture, based on the methodological quality of the randomized controlled trials, the relevance between the study groups, and the consistency of the outcome evaluation. First, the baseline status before therapy shows no age and gender influence in the SF-36 and VAS score but it is significant in the ODI questionnaire. From ANOVA analyses, it is apparent that radiofrequency therapy is a significant improvement over electro-acupuncture therapy after one month. But electro-acupuncture also showed functional improvement in the lumbar spine from the ODI. This study provides sufficient evidence of the superiority of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) therapy for low back pain relief compared with both electro-acupuncture (EA) therapy and the control group. But the functional improvement of the lumbar spine was proved under EA therapy only. Both therapies are related to electricity effects.  
  Address Institute of BioMedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 100  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 717  
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Author Wyon, Y.; Wijma, K.; Nedstrand, E.; Hammar, M. url  openurl
  Title (up) A comparison of acupuncture and oral estradiol treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 Publication Abbreviated Journal Climacteric  
  Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 153-164  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Hot Flashes; Penetrating Sham; Near Verum Acupoint Control; RCT; Relaxation Techniques; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Superficial Needling Depth; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Usual Care Control, Physical; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Climacteric; Postmenopause  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of electro-acupuncture with oral estradiol and superficial needle insertion on hot flushes in postmenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five postmenopausal women with vasomotor symptoms were randomized to electro-acupuncture, superficial needle insertion or oral estradiol treatment during 12 weeks, with 6 months' follow-up. The number and severity of flushes were registered daily and the Kupperman index and a general estimate of climacteric symptoms were completed before, during and after therapy. RESULTS: In the electro-acupuncture group, the mean number of flushes/24 h decreased from 7.3 to 3.5 (ANOVA, p < 0.001). Eleven of the 15 women had at least a 50% decrease in number of flushes (with a mean decrease of 82%). Superficial needle insertion decreased the number of flushes/24 h from 8.1 to 3.8 (p < 0.001). In seven out of 13 women, the number of flushes decreased by at least 50% (mean decrease 83%). In the estrogen group, the number of flushes decreased from 8.4 to 0.8 (p < 0.001). The decrease in number of flushes persisted during the 24-week follow-up period in all treatment groups. The Kupperman index and the general climacteric symptom score decreased, and remained unchanged 24 weeks after treatment in all groups (p < 0.001). Electro-acupuncture decreased the number of flushes/24 h significantly over time, but not to the same extent as the estrogen treatment. No significant difference in effect was found between electro-acupuncture and the superficial needle insertion. CONCLUSION: We suggest that acupuncture is a viable alternative treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women and cannot recommend superficial needle insertion as an inactive control treatment  
  Address Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 45  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Hot Flashes
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score 68  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1337  
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Author He, Q.; Zhang, J.; Tang, Y. openurl 
  Title (up) A Controlled Study on Treatment of Mental Depression by Acupuncture plus TCM Medication Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 27 Issue 3 Pages 166-169  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Depression; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; Herbal Formula; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Depressive Disorder; Mental Disorders  
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  Language Number of Treatments 21  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 61  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 446  
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Author Liang, F.; Li, Y.; Yu, S.; Li, C.; Hu, L.; Zhou, D.; Yuan, X.; Li, Y. url  openurl
  Title (up) A multicentral randomized control study on clinical acupuncture treatment of Bell's palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 26 Issue 1 Pages 3-7  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Bell Palsy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Moxa, Indirect; Massage; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Cranial Nerve Diseases  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To confirm the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on Bell's palsy. METHODS: 480 cases from 4 hospitals were enrolled for this study, among whom 439 cases completed the whole course of the study. The patients were randomly divided into the following 3 groups, a control group(treated with prednisone, vitamin B1, vitamin B12 and dibazol), an acu-moxibustion group (treated with filiform needle plus moxibustion), and a basic treatment plus acu-moxibustion group (treated with oral medicine like those in the control group plus acupuncture, and with moxibustion like in the acu-moxibustion group). The whole treatment course lasted 4 weeks. The therapeutic effects were evaluated according to the symptoms and signs, House-Brackmann grading scale and facial disability indexes(FDI). RESULTS: All the 4 centers (hospitals) completed this study well, with no statistically significant difference found among the 4 centers in therapeutic effects. The patients with different conditions were well distributed in the 3 groups, thus the basic general data were comparable (P > 0.05). The therapeutic effects of the two treatment groups were better than the control group (respectively P < 0.05 and P < 0.01), and it was the best in the acu-moxibustion group (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture and moxibustion may exert definite therapeutic effects on Bell's palsy, better than that of the basic treatment group or the basic treatment plus acu-moxibustion group  
  Address The College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan 610075, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 439  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Bell Palsy
  Disease Category Cranial Nerve Diseases OCSI Score 54  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 704  
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