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Author (up) Jin, C.; Zhou, X.; Pang, R. url  doi
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  Title Effect of electroacupuncture combined with tolterodine on treating female mixed urinary incontinence Type of Study RCT
  Year 2014 Publication Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN Abbreviated Journal J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs  
  Volume 41 Issue 3 Pages 268-272  
  Keywords RCT; Urologic Diseases; Urinary Incontinence; Acu + Usual Care Versus CAM; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Acu Versus Acu; CAM Control; Women's Health  
  Abstract PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of combination therapy of electroacupuncture and tolterodine in treating female patients with mixed urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-one women with mixed urinary incontinence were recruited to receive electroacupuncture therapy or combination therapy with electroacupuncture and tolterodine 2 mg orally twice a day for 8 weeks. In electroacupuncture therapy, the acupoints, including BL32 (Ci Liao), BL35 (Hui Yang), SP6 (San Yin Jiao), and ST36 (Zu San Li), were selected with the stimulation of a low-frequency (20 Hz) disperse-dense wave. The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire score, the number of incontinence episodes, and urine leakage were measured before and after the treatment to evaluate the effect. RESULTS: Response rates were 73.5% and 78.4% in electroacupuncture therapy group and in the combination therapy group respectively. No significant differences were found when group outcomes were compared. The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire score, the number of incontinence episodes, and urine leakage improved significantly (P < .001) after 8 weeks compared with baseline values in both groups. Significantly more patients in the combination therapy group experienced more than 50% reduction in the number of incontinent episodes than in the electroacupuncture group (75.7% vs 58.8%, P < .01). They also had significantly less urine leakage than those in electroacupuncture therapy group (11.2 +/- 7.6 g vs 15 +/- 9.1 g) (P < .05). CONCLUSIONS: The effect of electroacupuncture for female mixed urinary incontinence may be enhanced by tolterodine.  
  Address Chunlan Jin, MD, L.Ac., Attending physician, Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and Division of Gynecology, Hospital of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Dong Che  
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  Language Number of Treatments 16  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 71  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Urinary Incontinence
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 528  
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Author (up) Jin, Z.; Jiang S.; Bao, D. openurl 
  Title Electroacupuncture for Treating Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 241-244  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Genital Diseases, Male; Prostatic Hyperplasia; RCT; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Herbal Formula; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Objective: To assess the clinical effect of electroacupuncture for trcating prostatic hyperplasia. Methods: Sixty patients with prostatic hyperplasia were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 30 in each. The treatment group was treated by electroacupuncture, and the control was prescribed with orally taken Jing Zhu Qian Lie Long Bi Tong Capsule. After treatment, the two groups were compared with each other in terms of treatment result, international prostate symptom score (I-PSS), quality of life index (QLI), maximum flow rate (Qmax), and residual urine volume (RUV). Results: The total effective rate was 96.7% in the treatment group versus 70.0% in the control, and the difference was significant (P<0.05). Both groups had marked improvement in I-PSS, QLI score, Qmax and RUV (P<0.05). Conclusion: By improving I-PSS, QLI, Qmax and RUV, electroacupuncture is an effective way for treating prostatic hyperplasia.  
  Address No. 2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 5 Weeks Condition Prostatic Hyperplasia
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 529  
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Author (up) Jin, Z.; Yang, F.; Wang, Y. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Effect Observation on Electroacupuncture plus Acupoint Injection for Alopecia Areata Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication J Acupunct Tuina Sci Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9 Issue 3 Pages 165-167  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Rct; Electroacupuncture; Acupoint Injection; Acupuncture; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture Point Injection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Plum Blossom; Seven Star Needles; Herb, Single; Ginger; Alopecia; Alopecia Areata; Hair Loss; Skin Diseases  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin for alopecia areata. Methods: Seventy cases of alopecia areata were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 35 in each group. Cases in the treatment group were treated with combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin, while cases in the control group with seven-star needle tapping and rubbing using fresh ginger piece. Results: The total effective rates of the treatment group and control group were 94.3% and 77.1% respectively, with a significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin is effective for alopecia areata.  
  Address 1) No.2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China. 2) Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, P. R. China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/Week Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Alopecia
  Disease Category OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 4/2/2015; Date Modified: 10/13/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Alopecia; 1) No.2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China. 2) Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, P. R. China. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1863  
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Author (up) Johansson, A.; Wenneberg, B.; Wagersten, C.; Haraldson, T. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture in treatment of facial muscular pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 1991 Publication Acta odontologica Scandinavica Abbreviated Journal Acta Odontol Scand  
  Volume 49 Issue 3 Pages 153-158  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Analgesia; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Facial Pain; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; No Treatment Control; RCT; Stomatognathic Diseases; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Temporomandibular Joint Disorders; Pain; TMD; TMJ; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract Forty-five individuals with long-standing facial pain or headache of muscular origin were randomly allocated into three groups. The first group was treated with acupuncture, the second group received an occlusal splint, and the third group served as controls. Both acupuncture and occlusal splint therapy significantly reduced subjective symptoms and clinical signs from the stomatognathic system. No differences between these two groups were found with regard to treatment effects. It is concluded that acupuncture is an alternative method to conventional stomatognathic treatment for individuals with craniomandibular disorders of muscular origin  
  Address Department of Stomatognathic Physiology, Faculty of Odontology, University of Gothenberg, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency N/A Number of Participants 45  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Facial Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 531  
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Author (up) Johansson, B. B.; Haker, E.; von Arbin, M.; Britton, M.; Langstrom, G.; Terent, A.; Ursing, D.; Asplund, K. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture and transcutaneous nerve stimulation in stroke rehabilitation: a randomized, controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 Publication Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation Abbreviated Journal Stroke  
  Volume 32 Issue 3 Pages 707-713  
  Keywords TENS; CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Stroke; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Physical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation  
  Abstract BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In small trials with control groups that receive no intervention, acupuncture has been reported to improve functional outcome after stroke. We studied effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on functional outcome and quality of life after stroke versus a control group that received subliminal electrostimulation. METHODS: In a multicenter randomized controlled trial involving 7 university and district hospitals in Sweden, 150 patients with moderate or severe functional impairment were included. At days 5 to 10 after acute stroke, patients were randomized to 1 of 3 intervention groups: (a) acupuncture, including electroacupuncture; (b) sensory stimulation with high-intensity, low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation that induces muscle contractions; and (c) low-intensity (subliminal) high-frequency electrostimulation (control group). A total of 20 treatment sessions were performed over a 10-week period. Outcome variables included motor function, activities of daily living function, walking ability, social activities, and life satisfaction at 3-month and 1-year follow-up. RESULTS: At baseline, patients in each group were closely similar in all important prognostic variables. At 3-month and 1-year follow-ups, no clinically important or statistically significant differences were observed between groups for any of the outcome variables. The 3 treatment modalities were all conducted without major adverse effects. CONCLUSIONS: When compared with a control group that received subliminal electrostimulation, treatment during the subacute phase of stroke with acupuncture or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation with muscle contractions had no beneficial effects on functional outcome or life satisfaction  
  Address Department of Neurology, Lund University Hospital, Lund  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 150  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score 82  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 532  
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Author (up) Ju, Y. openurl 
  Title 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 (up) Kalauokalani, D.; Cherkin, D. C.; Sherman, K. J.; Koepsell, T. D.; Deyo, R. A. url  openurl
  Title Lessons from a trial of acupuncture and massage for low back pain: patient expectations and treatment effects Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 Publication Abbreviated Journal Spine  
  Volume 26 Issue 13 Pages 1418-1424  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cupping; Electroacupuncture; Exercise; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Low Back Pain; Massage; Moxibustion; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Self Care; TCM Acupuncture Style; Heat Lamp; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Back Pain  
  Abstract STUDY DESIGN: A subanalysis of data derived from a randomized clinical trial was performed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of a patient's expectation for benefit from a specific treatment with improved functional outcome. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Psychosocial factors, ambiguous diagnoses, and lack of a clearly superior treatment have complicated the management of patients with chronic low back pain. The authors hypothesized that patient expectation for benefit from a specific treatment is associated with improved functional outcomes when that treatment is administered. METHODS: In a randomized trial, 135 patients with chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or massage were studied. Before randomization, study participants were asked to describe their expectations regarding the helpfulness of each treatment on a scale of 0 to 10. The primary outcome was level of function at 10 weeks as measured by the modified Roland Disability scale. RESULTS: After adjustment for baseline characteristics, improved function was observed for 86% of the participants with higher expectations for the treatment they received, as compared with 68% of those with lower expectations (P = 0.01). Furthermore, patients who expected greater benefit from massage than from acupuncture were more likely to experience better outcomes with massage than with acupuncture, and vice versa (P = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that patient expectations may influence clinical outcome independently of the treatment itself. In contrast, general optimism about treatment, divorced from a specific treatment, is not strongly associated with outcome. These results may have important implications for clinical trial design and recruitment, and may help to explain the apparent success of some conventional and alternative therapies in trials that do not control for patient expectations. The findings also may be important for therapy choices made in the clinical setting  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 10 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 262  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 547  
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Author (up) Kim, B.H.; Kim, K.; Nam, H.J. url  doi
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  Title 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 (up) Kim, K. S.; Kim, Y. B. url  openurl
  Title Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Keigai-rengyo-to Extract and Acupuncture in Male Patients with Acne Vulgaris: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 18 Issue 5 Pages 501-508  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Acne Vulgaris; Skin Diseases; Acupuncture; Herbal Formula; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Wait-List Control  
  Abstract Abstract Objectives: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the efficacy and interaction of Keigai-rengyo-to extract (KRTE) and acupuncture in male patients with acne and the feasibility of a large clinical trial. Design: A randomized, assessor single-blinded, 2x2 factorial trial was conducted. The trial is registered with the Clinical Research Information Service, Republic of Korea: KCT0000071. Subjects: Forty-four (44) participants with acne vulgaris were randomized into one of four groups: waiting list group (WL), KRTE only group (KO), acupuncture only group (AO), and KRTE and acupuncture combined treatment group (KA). Intervention: After randomization, patients in the AO and KA groups underwent eight sessions of acupuncture treatment, twice per week. Patients in the KO and KA groups were prescribed KRTE 3 times daily, 7.4 g each dose, after meals, for 4 weeks. Outcome measures: The following outcome measurements were used in examination of subjects: mean percentage change and the count change of inflammatory and noninflammatory acne lesions, Skindex 29, investigator global assessment from baseline to end of trial, and proportion of dropouts and compliance with KRTE. Results: A significant interaction of KRTE and acupuncture was evident according to mean percent change of inflammatory acne lesions, but not of noninflammatory acne lesions from baseline to the end of the study. Statistically significant differences were observed in the primary effect on mean percent change of noninflammatory acne lesions, not by acupuncture, but by KRTE. Adjusted Skindex 29 score changes indicated no statistically significant reduction within groups and between groups. The improvement rate in patients with KRTE and acupuncture treatment was not significant, compared to patients with no KRTE and acupuncture treatment. The proportion of dropouts was 22.7% and rate of compliance with KRTE was 92.3%. Conclusions: For treatment of acne vulgaris, use of KRTE combined with acupuncture is recommended for inflammatory lesions and KRTE only is recommended for noninflammatory lesions. Further large-scale trials assuming a higher dropout rate and aimed at confirming the ability of KRTE and acupuncture to improve inflammatory and noninflammatory lesions in patients with acne are needed.  
  Address Department of Ophthalmology &amp; Otolaryngology &amp; Dermatology, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 44  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Acne Vulgaris
  Disease Category Skin Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 575  
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Author (up) Kitade, T.; Ohyabu, H. url  openurl
  Title Analgesic effects of acupuncture on pain after mandibular wisdom tooth extraction Type of Study RCT
  Year 2000 Publication Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Electrother Res  
  Volume 25 Issue 2 Pages 109-115  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Facial Pain; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Pain; Pain, Postoperative; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tooth Extraction; Anesthesia and Analgesia  
  Abstract We evaluated the analgesic effects of acupuncture on postoperative pain by comparing patients who underwent routine tooth extraction alone (control group) and those who underwent tooth extraction in combination with acupuncture (experimental group) by the random allocation method. As teeth easy to extract. requiring no gingival incision (grade A) or those difficult to extract, requiring gingival incision or bone cutting (grade B). As local anesthesia, 1.8 ml or 3.6 ml of 2% xylocaine was used. The LI.4, Hegu on both sides and ST.7, Xiaguan and ST.6, Jiache on the affected side were selected. Low frequency electrical acupuncture was performed. When acupuncture was used in combination with tooth extraction, 3 of 22 patients did not develop postoperative pain. In patients with wisdom teeth difficult to extract (grade B), acupuncture used in combination with local anesthesia decreased postoperative pain  
  Address Department of Basic Oriental Medicine, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 22  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Pain, Postoperative
  Disease Category Anesthesia and Analgesia OCSI Score 44  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 588  
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Author (up) Kong, S. openurl 
  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 (up) Kong, Y.; Xu, F.; Lin, X.; Feng, Z.; Shi, H.; Yu, G.; Hu, L.; Li, X.; Jiang, L. url  openurl
  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 (up) Kunz, S.; Schulz, M.; Lewitzky, M.; Driessen, M.; Rau, H. url  openurl
  Title Ear acupuncture for alcohol withdrawal in comparison with aromatherapy: a randomized-controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal Alcohol Cl  
  Volume 31 Issue 3 Pages 436-442  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Aromatherapy; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; NADA Protocol Acupuncture Style; Psychotherapy; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Substance-Related Disorders; Group Acupuncture Style; Drug Addiction; Substance Abuse;  
  Abstract Background: There is increasing clinical acceptance of acupuncture as a treatment of substance-related disorders. Little is known about acupuncture as a treatment for the withdrawal syndrome in inpatient settings. We compared auricular needle acupuncture with aromatherapy in reducing the duration and severity of symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Methods: Inpatients undergoing alcohol withdrawal were randomly allocated to needle acupuncture (n=55) and aromatherapy (n=54). Both therapies were applied daily during the first 5 consecutive treatment days. The rating scale for the assessment of the alcohol-withdrawal syndrome (AWS scale) served as the main dependent variable and was applied daily during the first 5 days of the withdrawal. Further measures included a subjective visual analog scale of craving and the Self Assessment Manikin (SAM). Results: Thirty-six of the 55 patients who received acupuncture, and 38 of the 54 patients who received aromatherapy, finished the study regularly. The groups differed in their initial self-reported arousal, which then served as a covariate in the further analyses. Neither the extent of craving nor of withdrawal symptoms differed between groups over the observation period. Self-rated arousal decreased in response to both treatments from days 1 to 2 (p<0.001) and within single days (p<0.001), and we found a significant interaction between pretreatment versus posttreatment and days (p<0.001). Interactions including between-subjects effects and intervention did not achieve the significance level. Conclusion: The results do not support the assumption of a superiority of acupuncture over the control therapy in its specific effects on alcohol withdrawal symptoms  
  Address Clinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bethel, Ev. Hospital Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany  
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  Language Number of Treatments 5  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 109  
  Time in Treatment 1 Week Condition Alcohol-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 605  
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Author (up) Kurono, Y.; Egawa, M.; Yano, T.; Shimoo, K. url  openurl
  Title The effect of acupuncture on the coronary arteries as evaluated by coronary angiography: a preliminary report Type of Study RCT
  Year 2002 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 30 Issue 2-3 Pages 387-396  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Angina Pectoris; Cardiovascular Diseases; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials  
  Abstract The Neiguan acupuncture point (EH-6) of the heart meridian is often used for circulatory disorders. To clarify this effect, we measured coronary diameters in patients with angina pectoris following acupuncture stimulation using cardioangiography. Two kinds of acupuncture stimulation, the leaving needle (LN) and the sparrow pecking method (SPM), were employed for this study. No significant differences were found between LN and SPM. Concerning the pattern of coronary reaction, coronary constriction following acupuncture showed a relationship to patients with vasospastic angina. Coronary dilation following acupuncture showed a relationship to patients with Syndrome X. The mean dilatation with acupuncture was 68.8% of that caused by isosorbide dinitrate. These findings may help to clarify the mechanism of acupuncture treatment  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 16  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Angina Pectoris
  Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 606  
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Author (up) Kvist, L. J.; Louise Hall-Lord, M.; Rydhstroem, H.; Wilde, Larsson B. url  openurl
  Title A randomised-controlled trial in Sweden of acupuncture and care interventions for the relief of inflammatory symptoms of the breast during lactation Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal Midwifery  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; Unspecified Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Pregnancy Complications  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: to further compare acupuncture treatment and care interventions for the relief of inflammatory symptoms of the breast during lactation and to investigate the relationship between bacteria in the breast milk and clinical signs and symptoms. DESIGN: randomised, non-blinded, controlled trial of acupuncture and care interventions. SETTING: a midwife-led breast feeding clinic in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: 205 mothers with 210 cases of inflammatory symptoms of the breast during lactation agreed to participate. The mothers were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups, two of which included acupuncture among the care interventions and one without acupuncture. All groups were given essential care. Protocols, which included scales for erythema, breast tension and pain, were maintained for each day of contact with the breast feeding clinic. A Severity Index (SI) for each mother and each day was created by adding together the scores on the erythema, breast tension and pain scales. The range of the SI was 0 (least severe) to 19 (most severe). FINDINGS: no significant difference was found in numbers of mothers in the treatment groups, with the lowest possible score for severity of symptoms on contact days 3, 4 or 5. No statistically significant differences were found between the treatment groups for number of contact days needed until the mother felt well enough to discontinue contact with the breast feeding clinic or for number of mothers prescribed antibiotics. Significant differences were found in the mean SI scores on contact days 3 and 4 between the non-acupuncture group and the two acupuncture groups. Mothers with less favourable outcomes (6 contact days, n=61) were, at first contact with the midwife, more often given advice on correction of the baby's attachment to the breast. An obstetrician was called to examine 20% of the mothers, and antibiotic treatment was prescribed for 15% of the study population. The presence of Group B streptococci in the breast milk was related to less favourable outcomes. KEY CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: if acupuncture treatment is acceptable to the mother, this, together with care interventions such as correction of breast feeding position and babies' attachment to the breast, might be a more expedient and less invasive choice of treatment than the use of oxytocin nasal spray. Midwives, nurses or medical practitioners with specialist competence in breast feeding should be the primary care providers for mothers with inflammatory symptoms of the breast during lactation. The use of antibiotics for inflammatory symptoms of the breast should be closely monitored in order to help the global community reduce resistance development among bacterial pathogens  
  Address Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Floor 2, Helsingborg Hospital, Helsingborg, SE-251 87 Sweden; Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Karlstad University, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up 5 Days Frequency N/A Number of Participants 205  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Mastitis
  Disease Category Pregnancy Complications OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 607  
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Author (up) Kvist, L. J.; Wilde, Larsson B.; Hall-Lord, M. L.; Rydhstroem, H. url  openurl
  Title Effects of acupuncture and care interventions on the outcome of inflammatory symptoms of the breast in lactating women Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 Publication Abbreviated Journal Int Nurs Rev  
  Volume 51 Issue 1 Pages 56-64  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Lactation Disorders; Mastitis; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; Unspecified Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Pregnancy Complications;  
  Abstract Objective: To compare modes of care and treatment for lactating women with inflammatory symptoms of the breast, with special focus on the use of acupuncture. Method: Eighty-eight mothers were randomized into three treatment groups. All three groups were given advice regarding emptying of the breasts and care in the form of comfort interventions. Acupuncture was included in the treatment regime for two of the groups. A severity index was created by adding together scores for signs and symptoms: breast tension, erythema and pain. Findings: Mothers in all groups expressed relative satisfaction with the breastfeeding situation despite considerable discomfort. There was no significant difference between the groups for the number of mothers requiring more than three contact days for recovery nor for their severity index scores on day 3. These findings must be interpreted with care but may suggest that care interventions play as great a part in the recovery of these women as acupuncture treatment or the use of oxytocin spray. Antibiotic therapy was used in 9% of the study population, which is in contrast to other studies. Proposed future action: Based on these results, a new study has been designed to test the hypothesis that acupuncture hastens recovery from inflammatory processes in the lactating breast and approximately 200 mothers will be randomized in a new expanded study  
  Address 1 Care Development Midwife and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hospital of Helsingborg, Sweden Associate Professor, and Senior Lecturer, Institution for Health and Care, University of Karlstad, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up 3 Days Frequency N/A Number of Participants 88  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Mastitis
  Disease Category Pregnancy Complications OCSI Score 54  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 608  
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Author (up) Kwon, Y. B.; Kim, J. H.; Yoon, J. H.; Lee, J. D.; Han, H. J.; Mar, W. C.; Beitz, A. J.; Lee, J. H. url  openurl
  Title The analgesic efficacy of bee venom acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a comparative study with needle acupuncture Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 29 Issue 2 Pages 187-199  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupoint Injection; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Bee Venom; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection  
  Abstract The aim of this investigation was to determine whether bee venom (BV) administered directly into an acupoint was a clinically effective and safe method for relieving the pain of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) as compared to traditional needle acupuncture. We evaluated the efficacy of BV acupuncture using both pain relief scores and computerized infrared thermography (IRT) following 4 weeks of BV acupuncture treatment. We observed that a significantly higher proportion of subjects receiving BV acupuncture reported substantial pain relief as compared with those receiving traditional needle acupuncture therapy. Furthermore, the IRT score was significantly improved and paralleled the level of pain relief  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 612  
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Author (up) Lai, X. s.; Huang, Y. openurl 
  Title 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 (up) Lai, X. s.; Su, H. openurl 
  Title Clinical Comparison of the Acupuncture Treatment of Cerebral Palsy with Standard and “Special Points” of the Scalp Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct  
  Volume 22 Issue 3 Pages 215-219  
  Keywords Acu Versus CAM Control; Cerebral Palsy; Scalp Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Nervous System Diseases; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; AcuTrials  
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  Language Number of Treatments 43  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 125  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 617  
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Author (up) Lamontagne, Y.; Annable, L.; Gagnon, M. openurl 
  Title Acupuncture for smokers: lack of long-term therapeutic effect in a controlled study Type of Study RCT
  Year 1980 Publication Abbreviated Journal CMAJ  
  Volume 122 Issue Pages 787-790  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Usual Care Control, Educational; Smoking Cessation; Substance Abuse; Drug Addiction  
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  Language Number of Treatments 2  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 75  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 621  
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