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Author Liu, J.; Han, Y.; Zhang, N.; Wang, B.; Zhou, Y.; Yang, D.; Zhai, G.; Wang, Y.; Pan, J.
Title The safety of electroacupuncture at Hegu (LI 4) plus oxytocin for hastening uterine contraction of puerperants--a randomized controlled clinical observation Type of Study RCT
Year 2008 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 28 Issue 3 Pages 163-167
Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Uterine Contraction; Women's Health; Labor, Obstetric
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety of electroacupuncture plus oxytocin for uterine contraction of puerperants. METHODS: 276 puerperants with difficult labor were randomly divided into a medication group, treated with intravenous dripping of oxytocin, and an acupuncture plus medication group, in the medication group, intravenous dripping of oxytocin was given, and in the other group, acupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) was added. Heart rate, respiratory frequency, blood pressure of puerperants, fetal heart rate and birth process were observed. RESULTS: During laboring, the indices observed, including heart rate, respiratory frequency, blood pressure, fetal heart rate and birth process, were all in normal range in all of the 276 cases, with better effects in acupuncture plus medication Group M. CONCLUSIONS: Electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) plus intravenous dripping of oxytocin can intensify the uterine contraction, shorten the birth process to avoid probable systemic exhaustion due to excessive consumption, and with no side effects on life signs of the puerperants and newborns
Address Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
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Language Number of Treatments 1
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 276
Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Uterine Contraction
Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 749
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Author Lin, Q.; Li, X.; Han, J.; Leng, J.
Title Electro-acupuncture treatment for the upper segment ureterolithiasis under B-ultrasonography Type of Study RCT
Year 2005 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 25 Issue 1 Pages 13-15
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Herbal Formula; Herbal Formula; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Ureterolithiasis; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Stones; Urologic Diseases; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Acu Versus Acu
Abstract In order to explore the effects of the local strong stimulation generated by electro-acupuncture for treatment of the upper segment ureterolithiasis, a controlled study was carried out among the treatment group (electro-acupuncture with strong stimulation), the control group I (medication) and the control group II (conventional acupuncture). The results showed that the differences in the cure rate and the total effective rate between the treatment group and the two control groups were significant in statistical analysis (P<0.05 and P<0.01 respectively). This indicates that better therapeutic effects can be obtained by the local strong stimulation generated by electro-acupuncture for treatment of the upper segment ureterolithiasis
Address TCM Department of the Rizhao Municipal People's Hospital, Rizhao Shandong 276800, China
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Language Number of Treatments 1
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 360
Time in Treatment 1 Condition Ureterolithiasis
Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score 46
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 719
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Author Lin, H.; Li, C.
Title Clinical observation on treatment of auditory hallucinosis by electroacupuncture: a report of 30 cases Type of Study RCT
Year 2005 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 25 Issue 2 Pages 102-103
Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Schizophrenia; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Hallucinations, Auditory
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Address Anding Hospital of Tianjin Municipality, Tianjin 300074, China
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Language Number of Treatments 30
Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60
Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Hallucinations, Auditory
Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score 40
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 714
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Author Liguori, A.; Petti, F.; Bangrazi, A.; Camaioni, D.; Guccione, G.; Pitari, G. M.; Bianchi, A.; Nicoletti, W. E.
Title Comparison of pharmacological treatment versus acupuncture treatment for migraine without aura--analysis of socio-medical parameters Type of Study RCT
Year 2000 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 20 Issue 3 Pages 231-240
Keywords TENS; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Migraine; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Headache Disorders
Abstract This study was carried out in 120 patients affected by migraine without aura, treated in 4 public health centers and randomly divided into acupuncture group (AG) and conventional drug therapy group (CDTG). The evaluation of clinical results was made 6 and 12 months after the beginning of treatment and was worked out as well according to socio-medical parameters. Acupuncture was applied to the following points: Touwei (ST 8), Xuanlu (GB 5), Fengchi (GB 20), Dazhui (GV 14), Lieque (LU 7), treated with the reducing method. In AG, the figure scoring the entity and frequency of migraine attacks drops from 9,823 before treatment to 1,990 6 months after and 1,590 12 months after; while in CDTG, it drops from 8,405 before treatment to 3,927 6 months after and 3,084 12 months after. In AG, the total absence from work amounted to 1,120 working days/year, with a total cost (private + social costs) of 186,677,000 Italian liras. In CDTG, the absence from work amounted to 1,404 working days/year, with a total cost of 266,614,000 Italian liras. If we consider that in Italy the patients affected by migraine without aura are around 800,000, and that acupuncture therapy is able to save 1,332,000 Italian liras on the total average cost supported for every single patient, the application of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine without aura would allow a saving of the health expenses in Italy of over 1,000 billion liras
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Language Number of Treatments 30
Treatment Follow-up 9.5 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 120
Time in Treatment 11 Weeks Condition Migraine
Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 709
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Author Liang, F.; Li, Y.; Yu, S.; Li, C.; Hu, L.; Zhou, D.; Yuan, X.; Li, Y.
Title 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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Author Li, Y.; Liu, H.; Feng, S.; Gong, D.
Title The Therapeutic Effects of Electrical Acupuncture and Auricular Plaster in 32 Cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 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 3 Pages 163-164
Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Chronic Fatigue; Nervous System Diseases; Ear Seeds; Electroacupuncture; Fatigue; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
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Language Number of Treatments 30
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 64
Time in Treatment 5 Weeks Condition Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 696
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Author Li, Q.; Wang, L.
Title Clinical observation on correcting malposition of fetus by electro-acupuncture Type of Study RCT
Year 1996 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 16 Issue 4 Pages 260-262
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Breech Presentation; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Moxibustion; No Treatment Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Labor, Obstetric
Abstract Forty-eight cases of malposition of fetus were treated by electro-acupuncture, using Zhiyin (UB 67) points. 39 cases were corrected with a rate of 81.3%, the average session of treatment being 1.41. Two control groups were set up: moxibustion and blank control group. Statistical analysis shows that efficacy of electro-acupuncture is markedly superior to that of the blank. Sessions of electro-acupuncture were less than that of moxibustion and the difference was statistically significant, though there is no significant difference of efficacy between the two groups.
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Language Number of Treatments 6
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 111
Time in Treatment 1 Week Condition Breech Presentation
Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 688
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Author Li, P.; Wang, H.; Gao, J.; Tong, A.; Wu, B.; Yu, L.
Title Needling Neiguan (P 6) for treatment of low pulse pressure syndrome--a report of 31 cases Type of Study RCT
Year 2005 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 25 Issue 4 Pages 273-275
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Dizziness; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Stroke; TCM Acupuncture Style; Hypotension; Cardiovascular Diseases
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of needling Neiguan (P 6) on the cardiovascular functional status in low pulse pressure syndrome. METHOD: 49 eligible patients were randomly assigned to a acupuncture group with bilateral Neiguan (P 6) needled for successive 3 days, and a medication group given a daily 20 mL of Shenmai Injectio intravenously dripped for successive 6 days. The blood pressure, pulse pressure, stroke volume (SV), cardiac output(CO)/min, left ventricle work index (LVWI), mean arterial pressure (MAP), total peripheral resistance (TPR), coronary perfusion pressure (CPP), pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP), effective blood volume (BV), blood viscosity (N), microcirculation half renewal rate (MHR), and cardiac muscle blood volume (CMBV) were determined before and after the treatment, which were compared with the parameters obtained in 23 healthy subjects. RESULTS: The decreased pulse pressure of all patients before treatment (P<0.01) increased significantly after treatment (P<0.001). The levels of SV, CO, LVWI, PAWP, BV, MHR and CMBV were lowed when compared with the healthy subjects before treatment (P<0.01), but all of them significantly increased after treatment (P<0.01). The increased CPP, TPR and N before treatment (P<0.01) were decreased after treatment (P<0.01). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect of acupuncture at point Neiguan (P 6) was better than medication though some of the indexes showed no significant difference (P<0.05)
Address TCM Hospital of Ningxia Autonomous Region, Yinchuan, China
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Language Number of Treatments 3
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 49
Time in Treatment 3 Days Condition Hypotension
Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 686
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Author Li, J.
Title Forty-five cases of apoplexy treated by electroacupuncture at the points of yin meridians Type of Study RCT
Year 2001 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 21 Issue 1 Pages 20-22
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials; Cerebral Infarction; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hemiplegia; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Stroke; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style
Abstract Forty-five cases of apoplexy were treated by electroacupuncture only at the points of Yin Meridians (i.e. the Hand- and Foot-Taiyin Meridians), and the other 30 cases as the controls were treated only at the points of Yang Meridians (i.e. the Hand- and Foot-Yangming Meridians). The total effective rate was 91.1% in the former and 86.7% in the latter, with no statistically significant difference between the two groups, indicating that acupuncture only at the points of Yin-Meridians is also an effective therapy for apoplexy
Address First Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong Province
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Language Number of Treatments 45
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 75
Time in Treatment 9 Weeks Condition Stroke
Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 682
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Author Li, D. M.; Li, W. D.; Wei, L. H.; Zhao, Y. L.; Lu, H. L.
Title Clinical observation on acupuncture therapy for cerebral hemorrhage Type of Study RCT
Year 1989 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 9 Issue 1 Pages 9-13
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; AcuTrials; Cerebral Hemorrhage; Electroacupuncture; Paralysis; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Stroke; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style
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Language Number of Treatments 45
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 92
Time in Treatment 7 Weeks Condition Stroke
Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 677
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Author Kong, Y.; Xu, F.; Lin, X.; Feng, Z.; Shi, H.; Yu, G.; Hu, L.; Li, X.; Jiang, L.
Title Effects of the lifting manipulation of scalp acupuncture for raising myodynamia of the affected limbs in hemiplegic patients due to cerebral thrombosis Type of Study RCT
Year 2005 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 25 Issue 4 Pages 256-259
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cerebral Infarction; Hemiplegia; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Scalp Acupuncture; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Stroke; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Muscle Strength; Hemiplegia
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide a new therapy with definite quality controllable therapeutic effects for functional restoration of the affected limbs in hemiplegic patients due to cerebral thrombosis. METHOD: 180 patients with hemiplegia due to cerebral thrombosis were randomly divided into 2 groups: the treatment group (treated with scalp acupuncture by using the lifting manipulation) and the control group (treated with scalp acupuncture by using the twirling manipulation). Evaluations were given for the two groups based on the improvement of myodynamia and comprehensive functions after the treatment. RESULTS: Both groups showed increased myodynamia, but with different cured and much relieved rates (86.67% in the treatment group and 5% in the control group, P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Scalp acupuncture with the lifting manipulation can dramatically increase myodynamia of the affected limbs in hemiplegic patients due to cerebral thrombosis
Address Department of Acupuncture, Zhejiang Provincial Tongde Hospital, Hangzhou, China
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Language Number of Treatments 12
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 180
Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Hemiplegia
Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 599
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Author Kong, S.
Title Acupuncture as an Adjunct to In Vitro Fertilization: A Randomized Trial Type of Study RCT
Year 2009 Publication Medical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Med Acupunct
Volume 21 Issue 3 Pages 179-182
Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; In Vitro Fertilization; Reproductive Techniques, Assisted; Acupuncture; Acu Versus > 1 Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Electroacupuncture; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; IVF; Fertilization In Vitro
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Language Number of Treatments 12
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 52
Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Fertilization In Vitro
Disease Category Reproductive Techniques, Assisted OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 598
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Author Allais, G.; De Lorenzo, C.; Quirico, P. E.; Lupi, G.; Airola, G.; Mana, O.; Benedetto, C.
Title Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic headaches: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, lasertherapy and acupuncture in transformed migraine treatment Type of Study RCT
Year 2003 Publication Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology Abbreviated Journal Neurol Sci
Volume 24 Issue Pages 138-142
Keywords TENS; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Laser Acupuncture; Migraine; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Headache Disorders; Acu Versus > 1 Control; CAM Control; TCM Acupuncture Style
Abstract In an open, randomized trial, we evaluated transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), infrared lasertherapy and acupuncture in the treatment of transformed migraine, over a 4-month period free of prophylactic drugs. Sixty women suffering from transformed migraine were assigned, after a one month run-in period, to three different treatments: TENS (Group T; n=20), infrared lasertherapy (Group L; n=20) or acupuncture (Group A; n=20). In each group the patients underwent ten sessions of treatment and monthly control visits. In Group T patients were treated for two weeks (5 days/week) simultaneously with three TENS units with different stimulation parameters (I: pulse rate = 80 Hz, pulse width = 120 &mgr;s; II: 120 Hz, 90 &mgr;s; III: 4 Hz, 200 &mgr;s). In Group L an infrared diode laser (27 mW, 904 nm) was applied every other day on tender scalp spots. In Group A acupuncture was carried out twice a week in the first two weeks and weekly in the next 6 weeks. A basic formula (LR3, SP6, LI4, GB20, GV20 and Ex-HN5) was always employed; additional points were selected according to each patient's symptomatology. The number of days with headache per month significantly decreased during treatment in all groups. The response in the groups differed over time, probably due to the different timing of applications of the three methods. TENS, lasertherapy and acupuncture proved to be effective in reducing the frequency of headache attacks. Acupuncture showed the best effectiveness over time
Address Woman's Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Via Ventimiglia 3, I-10126 Turin, Italy
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Language Number of Treatments 10
Treatment Follow-up 8 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60
Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Migraine
Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score 58
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 18
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Author Zhou, J.; Qu, F.; Sang, X.; Wang, X.; Nan, R.
Title Acupuncture and Auricular Acupressure in Relieving Menopausal Hot Flashes of Bilaterally Ovariectomized Chinese Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study RCT
Year 2009 Publication Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume Issue Pages -
Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupressure; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hot Flashes; Menopause; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Climacteric
Abstract The objective of this study is to explore the effects of acupuncture and auricular acupressure in relieving menopausal hot flashes of bilaterally ovariectomized Chinese women. Between May 2006 and March 2008, 46 bilaterally ovariectomized Chinese women were randomized into an acupuncture and auricular acupressure group (n = 21) and a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) group (Tibolone, n = 25). Each patient was given a standard daily log and was required to record the frequency and severity of hot flashes and side effects of the treatment felt daily, from 1 week before the treatment started to the fourth week after the treatment ended. The serum levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), LH and E(2) were detected before and after the treatment. After the treatment and the follow-up, both the severity and frequency of hot flashes in the two groups were relieved significantly when compared with pre-treatment (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in the severity of hot flashes between them after treatment (P > 0.05), while after the follow-up, the severity of hot flashes in the HRT group was alleviated more. After the treatment and the follow-up, the frequency of menopausal hot flashes in the HRT group was reduced more (P < 0.05). After treatment, the levels of FSH decreased significantly and the levels of E(2) increased significantly in both groups (P < 0.05), and they changed more in the HRT group (P < 0.05). Acupuncture and auricular acupressure can be used as alternative treatments to relieve menopausal hot flashes for those bilaterally ovariectomized women who are unable or unwilling to receive HRT
Address No. 604 Room in B Building, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, 388 Yuhang Tang Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310058, P. R. China. qufan43@yahoo.com.cn
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Language Number of Treatments 24
Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 46
Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Hot Flashes
Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 1480
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Author Usichenko, T. I.; Hermsen, M.; Witstruck, T.; Hofer, A.; Pavlovic, D.; Lehmann, C.; Feyerherd, F.
Title Auricular Acupuncture for Pain Relief after Ambulatory Knee Arthroscopy--A Pilot Study Type of Study RCT
Year 2005 Publication Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume 2 Issue 2 Pages 185-189
Keywords Acu Versus Sham; AcuTrials; Analgesia; Analgesia; Anesthesia; Arthroscopy; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Pain; Pilot Study; Pain, Postoperative; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style
Abstract Auricular acupuncture (AA) is effective in treating various pain conditions, but there have been no analyses of AA for the treatment of pain after ambulatory knee surgery. We assessed the range of analgesic requirements under AA after ambulatory knee arthroscopy. Twenty patients randomly received a true AA procedure (Lung, Shenmen and Knee points) or sham procedure (three non-acupuncture points on the auricular helix) before ambulatory knee arthroscopy. Permanent press AA needles were retained in situ for one day after surgery. Post-operative pain was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ibuprofen, and weak oral opioid tramadol was used for rescue analgesic medication. The quantity of post-operative analgesics and pain intensity were used to assess the effect of AA. The incidence of analgesia-related side effects, time to discharge from the anesthesia recovery room, heart rate and blood pressure were also recorded. Ibuprofen consumption after surgery in the AA group was lower than in the control group: median 500 versus 800 mg, P = 0.043. Pain intensity on a 100 mm visual analogue scale for pain measurement and other parameters were similar in both groups. Thus AA might be useful in reducing the post-operative analgesic requirement after ambulatory knee arthroscopy
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Language Number of Treatments 1
Treatment Follow-up 1 day Frequency N/A Number of Participants 18
Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Pain (General)
Disease Category Pain OCSI Score 84
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 1193
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Author Qu, F.; Zhou, J.
Title Electro-acupuncture in relieving labor pain Type of Study RCT
Year 2007 Publication Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 125-130
Keywords Acu Versus No Treatment; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Labor Pain; No Treatment Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Labor, Obstetric; Analgesia
Abstract To study the efficacy of electro-acupuncture for the relief of labor pain, and to build a better understanding of how electro-acupuncture might influence the neuroendocrine system, 36 primiparas were randomly divided into an electro-acupuncture group and a control group. Assessments of pain intensity and degree of relaxation during labor were analyzed. The differences between the electro-acupuncture group and the control group on the concentration of beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in the peripheral blood were compared. The electro-acupuncture group was found to exhibit a lower pain intensity and a better degree of relaxation than the control group (p = 0.018; p = 0.031). There existed a significant difference in the concentration of beta-EP and 5-HT in the peripheral blood between the two groups at the end of the first stage (p = 0.037; p = 0.030). Electro-acupuncture was found to be an effective alternative or complementary therapy in the relief of pain during labor. The benefit of electro-acupuncture for relieving labor pain may be based on the mechanism of producing a synergism of the central nervous system (CNS) with a direct impact on the uterus through increasing the release of beta-EP and 5-HT into the peripheral blood
Address Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine Harbin China
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Language Number of Treatments 2
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 36
Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Analgesia, Obstetrical
Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 964
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Author Miller, E.; Maimon, Y.; Rosenblatt, Y.; Mendler, A.; Hasner, A.; Barad, A.; Amir, H.; Dekel, S.; Lev-Ari, S.
Title Delayed Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in OA of the Knee: A Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial Type of Study RCT
Year 2009 Publication Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med
Volume Issue Pages -
Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Sham + Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sham Control; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control
Abstract To assess the efficacy in providing improved function and pain relief by administering 8 weeks of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy to standard care in elderly patients with OA of the knee. This randomized, controlled, blinded trial was conducted on 55 patients with OA of the knee. Forty-one patients completed the study (26 females, 15 males, mean age +/- SD 71.7 +/- 8.6 years). Patients were randomly divided into an intervention group that received biweekly acupuncture treatment (n = 28) and a control group that received sham acupuncture (n = 27), both in addition to standard therapy, e.g. NSAIDS, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, acetaminophen, intra-articular hyaluronic acid and steroid injections. Primary outcomes measures were changes in the Knee Society Score (KSS) knee score and in KSS function and pain ratings at therapy onset, at 8 weeks (closure of study) and at 12 weeks (1 month after last treatment). Secondary outcomes were patient satisfaction and validity of sham acupuncture. There was significant improvement in all three scores in both groups after 8 and 12 weeks compared with baseline (P<0.05). Significant differences between the intervention and control groups in the KSS knee score (P = 0.036) was apparent only after 12 weeks. Patient satisfaction was higher in the intervention group. Adjunctive acupuncture treatment seems to provide added improvement to standard care in elderly patients with OA of the knee. Future research should determine the optimal duration of acupuncture treatment in the context of OA
Address Unit of Complementary Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 64239, Israel. compmed@tasmc.health.gov.il
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Language Number of Treatments 16
Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 55
Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 872
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Author Knight, B.; Mudge, C.; Openshaw, S.; White, A.; Hart, A.
Title Effect of acupuncture on nausea of pregnancy: a randomized, controlled trial Type of Study RCT
Year 2001 Publication Obstetrics and gynecology Abbreviated Journal Obstet Gynecol
Volume 97 Issue 2 Pages 184-188
Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Emesis; Hyperemesis Gravidarum; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Morning Sickness; Nausea; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Women's Health; Vomiting
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare acupuncture with sham (placebo) acupuncture for treatment of nausea of pregnancy. METHODS: In a subject- and observer-masked, randomized, controlled trial in the maternity unit at Exeter Hospital, we gave 55 women between 6 and 10 weeks' gestation genuine, traditional-style acupuncture or sham treatment with a cocktail stick on three or four occasions over 3 weeks. The main outcome measure was nausea score, as determined by subject report on a visual analogue scale in a daily diary. Anxiety and depression also were assessed. RESULTS: Nausea scores decreased from a median of 85.5 (interquartile range 71.25-89.75) to 47.5 (interquartile range 29.25-69.5) in the acupuncture group and from 87.0 (interquartile range 73.0-90.0) to 48.0 (interquartile range 14.0-80.0) in the sham treatment group. There was strong evidence of a time effect (P <.001) but no evidence of a group effect (P =.9) or a group-time interaction (P =.8). Similarly, there was evidence of time effects in scores for anxiety and depression but no group differences. The study had a power of 95% to detect significant differences in nausea scores. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture was as effective in treating nausea of pregnancy as a sham procedure
Address Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare National Health Service Trust, Exeter, United Kingdom. knight43@freeserve.co.uk
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Language Number of Treatments 3
Treatment Follow-up 2 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 55
Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Morning Sickness
Disease Category Vomiting OCSI Score 85
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 594
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Author Kloster, R.; Larsson, P. G.; Lossius, R.; Nakken, K. O.; Dahl, R.; Xiu-Ling, X.; Wen-Xin, Z.; Kinge, E.; Edna, Rossberg
Title The effect of acupuncture in chronic intractable epilepsy Type of Study RCT
Year 1999 Publication Seizure Abbreviated Journal Seizure
Volume 8 Issue 3 Pages 170-174
Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Epilepsy; Penetrating Sham; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Sham Acupoint Control; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Standard Needling Depth; Electroacupuncture; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Nervous System Diseases
Abstract We examined the effect of acupuncture on epileptic seizures in humans in a controlled clinical setting. Treatment was administered by two Chinese professors of acupuncture. Effect was measured by change in seizure frequency. Twenty-nine patients with chronic intractable epilepsy completed the study. They were randomized in two groups; 15 were given classical acupuncture and 14 were given sham acupuncture. There was a reduction in seizure frequency in both groups, which did not reach a level of statistical significance. There was also an increase in the number of seizure-free weeks in both groups, which reached a level of significance in the sham group. Thus, we have not been able to prove a beneficial effect of acupuncture in chronic intractable epilepsy
Address The National Center for Epilepsy, Sandvika, N-1301, Norway
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Language Number of Treatments 8
Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 39
Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Epilepsy
Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score 66
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 593
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Author Kleinhenz, J.; Streitberger, K.; Windeler, J.; Gussbacher, A.; Mavridis, G.; Martin, E.
Title Randomised clinical trial comparing the effects of acupuncture and a newly designed placebo needle in rotator cuff tendinitis Type of Study RCT
Year 1999 Publication Pain Abbreviated Journal Pain
Volume 83 Issue 2 Pages 235-241
Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Athletes; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sham Control; Shoulder Pain; Sports Medicine; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tendonitis; Verum Acupoint Control; Tendinopathy
Abstract Acupuncture has gained increasing attention in the treatment of chronic pain. The lack of a satisfying placebo method has made it impossible to show whether needling is an important part of the method or whether the improvement felt by the patient is due to the therapeutic setting and psychological phenomena. Also, the effectiveness of acupuncture has not been demonstrated sufficiently. We treated 52 sportsmen with rotator cuff tendinitis in a randomised single-blind clinical trial using a new placebo-needle as control. Patients were treated for 4 weeks. The primary endpoint of the trial was the change in the modified Constant-Murley-score from the baseline. Assessment of the treatment outcome was made by experienced orthopaedists not informed of the treatment allocation. Acupuncture with penetration of the skin was shown to be more effective than a similar therapeutic setting with placebo needling in the treatment of pain. The acupuncture-group improved 19.2 Constant-Murley-score points (SD 16.1, range from -13 to 50), the control-group improved 8.37 points (SD 14.56, range from -20 to 41), (P=0.014; C.I. 2.3;19.4). This study showed that needling is an important part of the acupuncture effect in the treatment of chronic shoulder pain in athletes. No conclusions can be derived from this study concerning the importance of choosing points and the rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using the new placebo method as control for other ailments could improve the evidence of specific acupuncture effects beyond pain treatment
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Language Number of Treatments 8
Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 52
Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Shoulder Pain
Disease Category Shoulder Pain OCSI Score 72
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 592
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