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Author (up) Lee, J.-S.; Kim, S.-G.; Jung, T.-G.; Jung, W.; Kim, S.-Y. url  doi
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  Title Effect of Zhubin (KI9) acupuncture in reducing alcohol craving in patients with alcohol dependence: A randomized placebo-controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine Abbreviated Journal Chinese J Integr Med  
  Volume 21 Issue 4 Pages 307-311  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Substance-Related Disorders; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Alcoholism; Drug Addiction; Substance Abuse; Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; Korean Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham; Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control  
  Abstract Objective: To examine the effect of acupuncture on Zhubin (KI9) in reducing alcohol craving in alcohol-dependent patients. Methods: Twenty male alcohol-dependent patients were randomly assigned to two groups, a treatment group (10 cases, age 43.0±6.8 years) and a placebo group (10 cases, age 44.5±7.9 years). The treatment group was treated with real needle acupuncture on Zhubin (KI9) twice a week for 4 weeks, and the control group was treated with placebo needle acupuncture. Both groups were given acupuncture treatment using Park Sham Device (PSD). Alcohol craving was measured by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before treatment to establish a baseline, and after 1, 2, and 4 weeks of treatment. Repeated measures ANOVA was used to determine the main and interaction effects of time and on the outcome measure (VAS). Results: There was a significant effect of time on VAS score (df=3, F=13.3, P<0.01). Main effect of group on VAS score was significant (df=1, F=10.9, P<0.01) and the time×group interaction was also significant (df=3, F=4.7, P<0.01). Conclusions: Real-needle acupuncture therapy on Zhubin (KI9) showed effectiveness in reducing alcohol craving. These results strongly suggest the usefulness of acupuncture therapy on Zhubin (KI9) in preventing a relapse in alcohol dependent patients.  
  Address Department of Psychiatry, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Gyeongnam (626-770), South Korea  
  Publisher Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 20  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Alcohol-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2317  
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Author (up) Swanson, B.; Keithley, J.K.; Johnson, A.; Fogg, L.; Adeyemi, O.; Sha, B.E.; Snell, K.A. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture to Reduce HIV-Associated Inflammation Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-6  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; HIV Infections; Human Immunodeficiency Virus; HIV; Inflammation; Pilot; Acu + Usual Care Versus Sham + Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham; Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control  
  Abstract Background. HIV infection is associated with systemic inflammation that can increase risk for cardiovascular events. Acupuncture has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects and to improve symptoms in persons with inflammatory conditions. Objective. To test the anti-inflammatory effects of an acupuncture protocol that targets the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAIP), a neural mechanism whose activation has been shown to reduce the release of pro inflammatory cytokines, in persons with HIV-associated inflammation. Design, Setting, Participants, and Interventions. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in an outpatient clinic located in a medically underserved urban neighborhood. Twenty-five clinically-stable HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral therapy were randomized to receive once weekly CAIP-based acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Main Outcome Measures. Outcomes included plasma concentrations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein and D-dimer and fasting lipids. Results. Twenty-five participants completed the protocol (treatment group n = 12, control group n = 13). No adverse events related to the acupuncture protocol were observed. Compared to baseline values, the two groups did not significantly differ in any outcome measures at the end of the acupuncture protocol. Conclusions. CAIP-based acupuncture did not favorably modulate inflammatory or lipid parameters. Additional studies are warranted of CAIP-based protocols of different frequencies/durations.  
  Address Rush University College of Nursing, 600 South Paulina, Suite 1080, Chicago, IL 60612, USA  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up 8 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 27  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  Disease Category HIV Infections OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2325  
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Author (up) Tong Lin; Lan Gong; Xiaoxu Liu; Xiaopeng Ma url  doi
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  Title Fourier-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for Monitoring the Lower Tear Meniscus in Dry Eye after Acupuncture Treatment Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-10  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Eye Diseases; Dry Eye Syndromes; Lipid Tear Deficiency; Sjogren Syndrome; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control; Pharmaceutical  
  Abstract Dry eye is highly prevalent and has a significant impact on quality of life. Acupuncture was found to be effective to treat dry eye. However, little was known about the effect of acupuncture on different subtypes of dry eye. The objective of this study was to investigate the applicability of tear meniscus assessment by Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography in the evaluation of acupuncture treatment response in dry eye patients and to explore the effect of acupuncture on different subtypes of dry eye compared with artificial tear treatment. A total of 108 dry eye patients were randomized into acupuncture or artificial tear group. Each group was divided into three subgroups including lipid tear deficiency (LTD), Sj¨ogren syndrome dry eye (SSDE), and non-Sj¨ogren syndrome dry eye (Non-SSDE) for data analysis. After 4-week treatment, the low tear meniscus parameters including tear meniscus height (TMH), tear meniscus depth (TMD), and tear meniscus area (TMA) in the acupuncture group increased significantly for the LTD and Non-SSDE subgroups compared with both the baseline and the control groups (all P values < 0.05), but not for the SSDE. Acupuncture provided a measurable improvement of the tear meniscus dimensions for the Non-SSDE and LTD patients, but not for the SSDE patients.  
  Address Department of Ophthalmology, Eye & ENT Hospital of Fudan University, No. 83 Fenyang Road, Shanghai 200031, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 6 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 108  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Dry Eye Syndromes
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2332  
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Author (up) Toosizadeh, N.; Lei, H.; Schwenk, M.; Sherman, S.J.; Sternberg, E.; Mohler, J.; Najafi, B. url  doi
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  Title Does integrative medicine enhance balance in aging adults? Proof of concept for the benefit of electroacupuncture therapy in Parkinson's disease Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Gerontology Abbreviated Journal Gerontology  
  Volume 61 Issue 1 Pages 3-14  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Nervous System Diseases; Parkinson Disease; Parkinson's Disease; Pilot; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Electroacupuncture; Unspecified Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture + Other; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Superficial Needling Depth; Non Specific Acupoint Control  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Postural balance and potentially fall risk increases among older adults living with neurological diseases, especially Parkinson's disease (PD). Since conventional therapies such as levodopa or deep brain stimulation may fail to alleviate or may even worsen balance, interest is growing in evaluating alternative PD therapies. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to assess improvement in postural balance in PD patients following electroacupuncture (EA) as an alternative therapy. METHODS: 15 aging adults (71.2 +/- 6.3 years) with idiopathic PD and 44 healthy age-matched participants (74.6 +/- 6.5 years) were recruited. The PD participants were randomly assigned (at a ratio of 2:1) to an intervention (n = 10) or to a control group (n = 5). The intervention group received a 30-min EA treatment on a weekly basis for 3 weeks, while the control group received a sham treatment. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and after the final therapy. Measurements included balance assessment, specifically the ratio of medial-lateral (ML) center-of-gravity (COG) sway to anterior-posterior (AP) sway (COGML/AP) and ankle/hip sway during eyes-open, eyes-closed, and eyes-open dual-task trials, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), as well as quality of life, concerns for fall, and pain questionnaires. RESULTS: No difference was observed for the assessed parameters between the intervention and the control group at baseline. After treatment, an improvement in balance performance was observed in the intervention group. Compared with the healthy population, PD patients prior to treatment had larger COGML/AP sway with more dependency on upper-body movements for maintaining balance. Following EA therapy, COGML/AP sway was reduced by 31% and ankle/hip sway increased by 46% in the different conditions (p = 0.02 for the dual-task condition). The clinical rating revealed an overall improvement (p < 0.01) in mentation, behavior, and mood (UPDRS part I, 49%), activities of daily living (UPDRS part II, 46%), and motor examination (UPDRS part III, 40%). There was a significant reduction (p < 0.02) in the specific items regarding UPDRS fall status (67%) and rigidity (48%). Changes were small and nonsignificant in the controls (p > 0.29). CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrates improvement in rigidity and balance following EA. These preliminary results suggest EA could be a promising alternative treatment for balance disturbance in PD.  
  Address Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) and Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., USA  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up 3 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 59  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Parkinson Disease
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1994  
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Author (up) Vados, L.; Ferreira, A.; ShouFa Zhao; Vercelino, R.; Shu Wang url  openurl
  Title Effectiveness of acupuncture combined with rehabilitation for treatment of acute or subacute stroke: a systematic review Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2015 Publication Acupuncture in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Acupuncture in Medicine  
  Volume 2015 Issue 33 Pages 180-187  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Stroke; Ischaemic Stroke; Haemorrhagic Stroke; Acupuncture; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care  
  Abstract Objectives To determine whether the combination of acupuncture and rehabilitation produces better results in the treatment of acute or subacute stroke sequelae than rehabilitation alone. Methods A systematic review was carried out. A search was conducted in March 2014 using PubMed, Medline, the Cochrane Library, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database (CNKI) and Wanfang databases. English and Chinese language articles published within 10 years of the search were reviewed for inclusion. Randomised control trials comparing combined treatment with acupuncture and rehabilitation and rehabilitation alone in patients with acute or subacute stroke (onset until 3 months after stroke) were included in this review. Three review authors independently checked the titles and abstracts of trials for inclusion based on selection criteria. Studies measuring changes of motor function, activities of daily living, neurological deficit or spasticity/range of motion during the treatment period and at the end of follow-up were included. Results 17 trials met the inclusion criteria, of which five were of good quality. 14 trials had results favourable to acupuncture combined with rehabilitation, compared with conventional rehabilitation treatment alone. Conclusions Acupuncture in combination with rehabilitation may have benefits for the treatment of acute and subacute stroke sequelae in comparison with rehabilitation alone. However, many of the studies were at risk of bias. Future studies should focus on reaching a consensus about the most appropriate modality of acupuncture intervention, and the appropriate length of treatment for both interventions, to maximise the potential synergistic outcomes.  
  Address Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 88 YuQuan Lu, TianZhong BinGuan Room 1124, Tianjin 300193, China  
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  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2272  
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Author (up) Yang, L.; Yang, Z.; Yu, H.; Song, H. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture Therapy Is More Effective Than Artificial Tears for Dry Eye Syndrome: Evidence Based on a Meta-Analysis Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-11  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Eye Diseases; Dry Eye Syndromes; Acupuncture; Acu Versus Usual Care  
  Abstract Background. The efficacy of acupuncture in dry eye syndrome patients remains controversial. Methods. Pubmed, Ovid, Cochrane libraries, CNKI, Wanfang, and CQVIP databases were electronically searched until October 1, 2014. Outcomes including tear break-up time (BUT), Schirmer I test (SIT), and cornea fluorescein staining (CFS) were analyzed. A meta-analysis was performed using both fixed- and random-effects models based on heterogeneity across studies. Results. Seven studies were included in this study; 198 and 185 patients were randomly treated with acupuncture and artificial tears, respectively. The overall BUT of patients in acupuncture group was significantly longer than that of the artificial tears group after treatment (P<0.00001). The SIT was significantly higher in the acupuncture group than that in the artificial tears group after treatment (P=0.001). The CFS of patients in acupuncture group was significantly improved compared to that in artificial group (P<0.0001). Conclusions. Acupuncture therapy is effective for the dry eye patients, partly better than artificial tear treatment.  
  Address Aerospace Center Hospital, Beijing 100049, China  
  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition Dry Eye Syndromes
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 109051051 Serial 2308  
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Author (up) Ying Lan; Xi Wu; Hui-Juan Tan; Nan Wu; Jing-Jing Xing; Fu-Sheng Wu; Lei-Xiao Zhang; Fan-Rong Liang url  doi
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  Title Auricular acupuncture with seed or pellet attachments for primary insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2015 Publication BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal Bmc Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 15 Issue 103 Pages 1-14  
  Keywords Systematic Review; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; Insomnia; Auricular Acupressure; Ear Seeds  
  Abstract Background: Primary insomnia is a common health issue in the modern world. We conducted a systematic review of the auricular therapy, aiming to evaluate whether there are advantages of auricular acupuncture with seed or pellet attachments for the treatment of primary insomnia.

Methods: A search of relevant literatures was performed on major medical databases, including Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CBM, CNKI, VIP, Wanfang Data and so on. Risk of bias evaluation, meta-analysis, sensitivity analysis and evidence rating of all extracted information were conducted also.

Results: A total of 1381 records were identified, with 15 studies deemed eligible for the present review. Meta-analyses were conducted in two comparisons separately: participants received auricular acupuncture were more likely to make an improvement in clinical effective rate (RR = 1.40, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.83), sleep duration (MD = 56.46, 95% CI 45.61 to 67.31), sleep efficiency(MD = 12.86, 95% CI 9.67 to 16.06), global score on PSQI (MD = -3.41, 95% CI -3.93 to -2.89), number of awakenings( MD = -3.27, 95% CI -6.30 to -0.25) and sleep onset latency(MD = -10.35, 95% CI -14.37 to -6.33) when compared to sham auricular acupuncture or placebo; while in auricular acupuncture VS medications comparison, a better effective rate (RR = 1.24, 95% CI 1.15 to 1.34), better sleep efficiency(MD = 21.44, 95% CI 16.30 to 26.58), lower PSQI score (MD = -3.62, 95% CI -4.59 to -2.65) and less adverse effect (RR = 0.11, 95% CI 0.04 to 0.26) can be seen also in auricular acupuncture group. Although these results suggested benefits of auricular acupuncture, the overall quality of evidence rated by the GRADE system was low.

Conclusion: Statistical analyses of the outcomes revealed a positive effect of auricular acupuncture for primary insomnia. Nonetheless, considering the poor methodological quality, insufficient sample size and possible publication bias, current evidence is not yet adequate to provide a strong support for the use of auricular acupuncture in the treatment of primary insomnia. More strictly designed clinical studies will be needed to obtain a more explicit conclusion.
 
  Address Acupuncture and Tuina School/Third Teaching Hospital, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No.37, Shierqiao Road, Jin Niu District, Chengdu, Sichuan 610075, China  
  Publisher BioMed Central
  Language Number of Treatments  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2310  
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Author (up) Yu, C.; Zhang, P.; Lv, Z.T.; Li, J.J.; Li, H.P.; Wu, C.H.; Gao, F.; Yuan, X.C.; Zhang, J.; He, W.; Jing, X.H.; Li, M. url  doi
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  Title Efficacy of Acupuncture in Itch: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Randomized Controlled Trials Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-5  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Systematic Review; Skin Diseases; Pruritus; Acupuncture; Itch  
  Abstract Background. Itch (pruritus) is a sensitive state that provokes the desire to scratch. It is not only a common symptom of skin diseases but it also occurs in some systemic diseases. Clinical studies on the efficacy of the acupuncture therapy in alleviating itch are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. Objective. This systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for itch. Materials and Methods. A comprehensive literature search of eight databases was performed up to June 2014, and randomized controlled trials which compared acupuncture therapy and placebo acupuncture or no treatment group were identified. Accordingly, a meta-analysis was conducted. Results. This review included three articles of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from a total of 2530 articles. The results of Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture therapy was effective to alleviate itch compared with placebo acupuncture and no treatment group. Conclusion. Based on the findings of this systematic review, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy could improve the clinical efficacy of itch. However, this conclusion needs more studies on various ethnic samples to confirm our final conclusion.  
  Address Department of Neurobiology, Tongji Medical School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China.  
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  Treatment Follow-up Frequency Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment Condition Pruritus
  Disease Category Skin Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 6/23/2015; Date Modified: 6/30/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Department of Neurobiology, Tongji Medical School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=26064156 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1619  
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