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Author (up) Ma, C.; Sivamani, R.K. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality in Dermatology: A Systematic Review Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine Abbreviated Journal Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine  
  Volume 21 Issue 9 Pages 520-529  
  Keywords RESEARCH methodology evaluation; FACE -- Physiology; SKIN diseases -- Treatment; Acupuncture; ALTERNATIVE medicine; ATOPIC dermatitis; BREAST diseases; CUTANEOUS manifestations of general diseases; Elasticity; EXPERIMENTAL design; Hyperhidrosis; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Itching; Medline; Melanosis; Rosacea; SKIN diseases; Urticaria; Warts; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); EVIDENCE-based medicine; PROFESSIONAL practice; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Evaluation; California  
  Abstract Objectives: Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including dermatologic disorders. This systematic review aims to synthesize the evidence on the use of acupuncture as a primary treatment modality for dermatologic conditions. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register was performed. Studies were limited to clinical trials, controlled studies, case reports, comparative studies, and systematic reviews published in the English language. Studies involving moxibustion, electroacupuncture, or blood-letting were excluded. Results: Twenty-four studies met inclusion criteria. Among these, 16 were randomized controlled trials, 6 were prospective observational studies, and 2 were case reports. Acupuncture was used to treat atopic dermatitis, urticaria, pruritus, acne, chloasma, neurodermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, hyperhidrosis, human papillomavirus wart, breast inflammation, and facial elasticity. In 17 of 24 studies, acupuncture showed statistically significant improvements in outcome measurements compared with placebo acupuncture, alternative treatment options, and no intervention. Conclusions: Acupuncture improves outcome measures in the treatment of dermatitis, chloasma, pruritus, urticaria, hyperhidrosis, and facial elasticity. Future studies should ideally be double-blinded and standardize the control intervention.  
  Publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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  Notes Accession Number: 109251687; Source Information: Sep2015, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p520; Subject Term: RESEARCH methodology evaluation; Subject Term: FACE -- Physiology; Subject Term: SKIN diseases -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ALTERNATIVE medicine; Subject Term: ATOPIC dermatitis; Subject Term: BREAST diseases; Subject Term: CUTANEOUS manifestations of general diseases; Subject Term: ELASTICITY; Subject Term: EXPERIMENTAL design; Subject Term: HYPERHIDROSIS; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: ITCHING; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: MELANOSIS; Subject Term: ROSACEA; Subject Term: SKIN diseases; Subject Term: URTICARIA; Subject Term: WARTS; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: EVIDENCE-based medicine; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL practice; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: EVALUATION; Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CALIFORNIA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 10p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 1 Chart; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2230  
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