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Author (up) Ko, S.-J.; Kuo, B.; Kim, S.-K.; Lee, H.; Kim, J.; Han, G.; Kim, J.; Kim, S.-Y.; Jang, S.; Son, J.; Kim, M.; Lee, H.; Yeo, I.; Joo, K.R.; Park, J.-W. url  doi
  Title Individualized Acupuncture for Symptom Relief in Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2016 Publication Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 22 Issue 12 Pages 997-1006  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Pregnancy Complications; Dyspepsia; Women's Health; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Manualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom-Based Point Selection; Acupuncture Only; Waitlist Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study was implemented to evaluate the effect of individualized acupuncture treatment (AT) on functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: A randomized, waitlist-controlled, two-center trial was performed. Seventy-six patients with FD were enrolled in the trial with partially individualized AT in a more realistic clinical setting performed twice a week for 15 minutes a session over 4 weeks. The participants were randomly allocated to a group receiving 8 sessions of AT for 4 weeks or a waitlist control group. After 4 consecutive weeks, the AT group was followed up without AT and the control group received the identical AT. The proportion of responders with adequate symptom relief, Nepean Dyspepsia Index (NDI), FD-related quality of life, Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Acupuncture Belief Scale, and acupuncture credibility test were assessed. RESULTS: After the first 4 weeks, the proportion of responders significantly improved (59% in AT group [n = 37] versus 3% in control group [n = 39]; p < 0.001). The difference was no longer significant at 8 weeks, at which point the waitlist control group showed similar improvement after receiving AT (68% in the AT group versus 79% in the control group). Total NDI scores were significantly reduced in the AT group compared with the waitlist group (p = 0.03). Among NDI items, discomfort (p = 0.01), burning (p = 0.02), fullness after eating (p = 0.02), and burping (p = 0.02) were significantly improved in the AT group compared with the control group. No significant differences were observed between groups in other secondary variables. CONCLUSION: Individualized AT adequately relieves symptoms in patients with FD, and this effect may persist up to 8 weeks.  
  Address 1 Department of Gastroenterology, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Republic of Korea  
  Language English Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 76  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Dyspepsia
  Disease Category Pregnancy Complications OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:27732083 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2210  
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