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Author (up) Li, Y.; Liang, F.; Yu, S.; Zheng, Z. openurl 
  Title Clinical comparison of motor conduction of facial nerve branches: a randomized controlled trial of using acupuncture to treat bell's palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 73-77  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Bell Palsy; Cranial Nerve Diseases; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Moxibustion; CAM Control; Usual Care Control, Unspecified  
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  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 451  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Bell Palsy
  Disease Category Cranial Nerve Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 695  
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Author (up) Li, Y.; Peng, C. url  openurl
  Title Treatment of 86 cases of facial spasm by acupuncture and pressure on otopoints 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 1 Pages 33-35  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupressure; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupressure; Ear Seeds; Facial Pain; Hemifacial Spasm; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Acu Versus Acu; Stomatognathic Diseases  
  Abstract The combined method of acupuncture with pressure on otopoints (the combination group) was used to treat 86 patients with facial spasm; and simple acupuncture and simple pressure on otopoints were respectively applied in the other two groups of patients as controls. The total effective rates of the combination group, the acupuncture group and the pressure on otopoints group were 95.4%, 92.1% and 62.5% respectively; and the cure rates were 38.4%, 15.8% and 5% respectively. The differences in results of the three groups show statistically marked significance, indicating that the therapeutic effectiveness of the combined method of acupuncture with pressure on otopoints is better than the other two therapeutic methods  
  Address First Affiliated Hospital, Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changsha  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 86  
  Time in Treatment 7 Weeks Condition Hemifacial Spasm
  Disease Category Stomatognathic Diseases OCSI Score 37  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 697  
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Author (up) Li, Y.; Xia, Y.; Liu, S.; Ju, Z.; Shi, X.; Chen, M.; Cheng, L.; He, J. openurl 
  Title Clinical Study on Electroacupuncture for Perimenopause Syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 5 Pages 278-282  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Climacteric; Perimenopause; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture in treating perimenopause syndrome (PMS) and explore its possible action mechanism. Methods: All of 1 10 cases with PMS were randomized into group A [Guanyuan (CV 4)and Sanyinjiao (SP 6)] and group B [Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36)], 55 cases in each. After 4-week treatments, the Kupperman Menopausal Index (KMI) was adopted to evaluate the therapeutic effect. Estradio (E2), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH) were assayed respectively before and after treatments. Results: The KMI decreased by 52.6% in group A, versus 47.4% in group B. The total effective rate was 93.6% in group A, versus 85.7% in group B, and the difference was not significant (P>0.05). The content of E2 both increased in the two groups after 4-week treatments (P<0.05); the contents of FSH and LH dropped but without statistical difference(P>0.05). Conclusion: Both of the two acupoints groups can significantly lower KMI, and effectively increase the contents of E2 in patients with PMS.  
  Address College of Acupuncture and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 110  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Perimenopause
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 698  
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Author (up) Li, Y.; Yang, H.; Zhang, L.; Zheng, D. openurl 
  Title Clinical study on acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 23-25  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; Insomnia; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of Zhao's thunder-fire moxibustion in the treatment of insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency. METHODS: 70 patients were randomly divided into two groups, 35 cases in the treatment group, managed by thunder-fire moxibustion and acupuncture, 35 cases in the control group, managed by single acupuncture treatment. RESULTS: The results showed cure in 8 cases, remarkable effect in 15 cases, effect in 10 cases, failure in 2 cases and the total effective rate in 91.4% in the treatment group, and cure in 4 cases, remarkable effect in 11 cases, effect in 11 cases, failure in 9 cases, and the total effective rate in 74.2% in the control group. The difference is statistically significant in comparison of the total effective rate between the two groups (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Thunder-fire moxibustion gives a better therapeutic effect in the acupuncture treatment of insomnia in heart-spleen deficiency.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 699  
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Author (up) Li, Y.; Zheng, H.; Witt, C. M.; Roll, S.; Yu, S. G.; Yan, J.; Sun, G. J.; Zhao, L.; Huang, W. J.; Chang, X. R.; Zhang, H. X.; Wang, D. J.; Lan, L.; Zou, R.; Liang, F. R. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne Abbreviated Journal CMAJ  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Migraine; Headache Disorders; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Sham Acupoint Control; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract BACKGROUND:Acupuncture is commonly used to treat migraine. We assessed the efficacy of acupuncture at migraine-specific acupuncture points compared with other acupuncture points and sham acupuncture. METHODS:We performed a multicentre, single-blind randomized controlled trial. In total, 480 patients with migraine were randomly assigned to one of four groups (Shaoyang-specific acupuncture, Shaoyang-nonspecific acupuncture, Yangming-specific acupuncture or sham acupuncture [control]). All groups received 20 treatments, which included electrical stimulation, over a period of four weeks. The primary outcome was the number of days with a migraine experienced during weeks 5-8 after randomization. Our secondary outcomes included the frequency of migraine attack, migraine intensity and migraine-specific quality of life. RESULTS:Compared with patients in the control group, patients in the acupuncture groups reported fewer days with a migraine during weeks 5-8, however the differences between treatments were not significant (p > 0.05). There was a significant reduction in the number of days with a migraine during weeks 13-16 in all acupuncture groups compared with control (Shaoyang-specific acupuncture v. control: difference -1.06 [95% confidence interval (CI) -1.77 to -0.5], p = 0.003; Shaoyang-nonspecific acupuncture v. control: difference -1.22 [95% CI -1.92 to -0.52], p < 0.001; Yangming-specific acupuncture v. control: difference -0.91 [95% CI -1.61 to -0.21], p = 0.011). We found that there was a significant, but not clinically relevant, benefit for almost all secondary outcomes in the three acupuncture groups compared with the control group. We found no relevant differences between the three acupuncture groups. INTERPRETATION:Acupuncture tested appeared to have a clinically minor effect on migraine prophylaxis compared with sham acupuncture.Trial Registration:Clinicaltrials.gov NCT00599586.  
  Address Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 480  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 700  
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Author (up) Li, Z.; Li, S. openurl 
  Title Research on the Therapeutic Effect of Magnetic Needle Therapy on Hyperlipidemia Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 227-231  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hyperlipidemia; Magnetic Needle; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Cardiovascular Diseases; Magnets  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 1.5 Weeks Condition Hyperlipidemia
  Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 701  
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Author (up) Liang, B; Chen, P.; Zhang, F.; Zhang, L. url  doi
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  Title Therapeutic Efficacy Observation on Electroacupuncture of Different Frequencies for the Third Lumbar Transeverse Process Syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 113-116  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Back Pain; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Low Back Pain  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture (EA) of different frequencies for the third lumbar transverse process syndrome. METHODS: A total of 80 cases with the 3rd lumbar transverse process syndrome were randomized into two groups, 40 in each group. Ashi points were connected with K8832-T treatment device in the medium-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) group, whereas Ashi points were connected with G6805-2 electric stimulator in the traditional EA group. Ther curative effects were evaluated after 10 treatment sessions. RESULTS: The therapeutic efficacy in the medium-frequency EA group was significantly better than that of the traditional EA group (P<0.05). In addition, the improvement of VAS scores in the medium-frequency EA group was more notable than that of the traditional EA group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The medium-frequency EA is an easy and effective therapy for the 3rd lumbar transverse process syndrome and therefore worth popularizing to benefit the patients.  
  Address Physical Therapy Department, the 155th Central Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Henan 475000, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Week Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 1.5 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 702  
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Author (up) Liang, F.; Li, Y.; Yu, S.; Li, C.; Hu, L.; Zhou, D.; Yuan, X.; Li, Y. url  openurl
  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 (up) Liang, Y.; Zong, L.; Li, Y.; Cheng, B.; Xu, J.; Chen, Y. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture for Post-withdrawal Syndrome of Heroin Dependence Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 3 Pages 155-159  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Substance-Related Disorders; Heroin Dependence; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; Substance Abuse; RCT; Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus > 1 Control; No Treatment Control; Drug Addiction; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Abstract Objective:To observe and analyze the intervention effects of needling different points for post-withdrawal syndrome of heroin dependence.and thus provide clinicaI basis for screening specific points. Methods:A total of 60 males with heroin dependence were randomly allocated into 3 groups,the Neiguan (PC 6)group,the Shenmen(HT 7)group and the control group.The results were observed and evaluated before,during, and 3 weeks after treatment using the rating scale for post-withdrawal syndrome and Hamilton anxiety scale(HAMA). Results:In regards to the control of post.withdrawal symptoms,the groups of Neiguan(PC 6)and Shenmen(HT 71 showed statistical difference when compared with the control group (Jp<0.05,P<O.0 1);however,there was no statistical difference between the Neiguan(PC 6)group and Shenmen fHT 7)group f?0.05). Conclusion:Acupuncture can alleviate the post-withdrawal syndrome and anxiety of heroin dependence.Although both Neiguan(PC 6)and Shenmen(HT 7)have equally remarkable effects,Shenmen(HT 7)have a beUer tendency for marked effect for heart—mind related symptoms.  
  Address Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200437, P.R. China dr.liangy@163.com  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 707  
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Author (up) Lin, J. G.; Lo, M. W.; Wen, Y. R.; Hsieh, C. L.; Tsai, S. K.; Sun, W. Z. url  openurl
  Title The effect of high and low frequency electroacupuncture in pain after lower abdominal surgery Type of Study RCT
  Year 2002 Publication Abbreviated Journal Pain  
  Volume 99 Issue 3 Pages 509-514  
  Keywords Abdominal Surgery; CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials; Analgesia; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Pain; Pain, Postoperative; Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Sham Electroacupuncture; Standard Needling Depth; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control; Anesthesia and Analgesia  
  Abstract In the present study, we examined the effects of preoperative electroacupuncture (EA) at classical bilateral acupuncture points (Zusanli, also known as ST-36) on postoperative pain and opioid-related side effects. One hundred healthy consenting women undergoing lower abdominal surgery were randomly assigned to four treatment regimens: Group I (n=25), control; Group II (n=25), sham-EA (needle insertion without electrical stimulation); Group III (n=25), low-EA (2Hz of electrical stimulation); and Group IV (n=25), high-EA (100Hz of electrical stimulation). EA groups received needle insertion with or without electrical stimulation 20min prior to anesthesia. All patients received patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) of morphine postoperation. Postoperative pain was evaluated by recording (1) the time of the first required analgesic, (2) the number of PCA demands, (3) the total amount of morphine required by PCA, and (4) patients' VAS pain score. We found that the time of first analgesic requested was 10, 18, 28, and 28min in the control, sham-, low-, and high-EA groups, respectively. During the first 24h, the total amount of morphine required was decreased by 21, 43 and 61% in the sham-, low- and high-EA groups, respectively. The incidence of nausea and dizziness during the first 24h after surgery was significantly reduced in both the low-EA and high-EA groups compared with the control and sham-EA groups. We also found that sham-EA exerts a beneficial effect with respect to its pain relieving quality but not the side effect profiles. Our findings demonstrates that preoperative treatment with low-EA and high-EA can reduce postoperative analgesic requirements and associated side effects in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 day Frequency N/A Number of Participants 100  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Pain, Postoperative
  Disease Category Anesthesia and Analgesia OCSI Score 68  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 715  
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Author (up) Lin, M. L.; Lin, M. H.; Fen, J. J.; Lin, W. T.; Lin, C. W.; Chen, P. Q. url  openurl
  Title A comparison between pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture for relieving pain in patients with chronic low back pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Acupuncture &amp; electro-therapeutics research Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Electrother Res  
  Volume 35 Issue 3-4 Pages 133-146  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Pain; Back Pain; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; CAM Control; Pulsed Radiofrequency  
  Abstract Many treatment options for chronic low back pain are available, including varied forms of electric stimulation. But little is known about the electricity effect between electro-acupuncture and pulsed radiofrequency. The objective of this study is to assess the difference in effectiveness of pain relief between pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture. Visual analog score (VAS) pain score, the Oswestry disability index (ODI) to measure a patient's permanent functional disability, and Short form 36 (SF-36) which is a survey used in health assessment to determine the cost-effectiveness of a health treatment, were used as rating systems to measure the pain relief and functional improvement effect of pulsed radiofrequency and electro-acupuncture, based on the methodological quality of the randomized controlled trials, the relevance between the study groups, and the consistency of the outcome evaluation. First, the baseline status before therapy shows no age and gender influence in the SF-36 and VAS score but it is significant in the ODI questionnaire. From ANOVA analyses, it is apparent that radiofrequency therapy is a significant improvement over electro-acupuncture therapy after one month. But electro-acupuncture also showed functional improvement in the lumbar spine from the ODI. This study provides sufficient evidence of the superiority of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) therapy for low back pain relief compared with both electro-acupuncture (EA) therapy and the control group. But the functional improvement of the lumbar spine was proved under EA therapy only. Both therapies are related to electricity effects.  
  Address Institute of BioMedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 100  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 717  
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Author (up) Lin, M.; Li, X.; Liang, W.; Liu, J.; Guo, J.; Zheng, J.; Liu, X. url  doi
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  Title Needle-knife therapy improves the clinical symptoms of knee osteoarthritis by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines Type of Study RCT
  Year 2014 Publication Experimental and therapeutic medicine Abbreviated Journal Exp Ther Med  
  Volume 7 Issue 4 Pages 835-842  
  Keywords Arthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; RCT; Needle-Knife Therapy; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control  
  Abstract Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a degenerative joint disease that occurs mainly in the elderly population. However, there are currently no effective treatments for treating this condition. In this study, the efficacy of needle-knife therapy, a technique of traditional Chinese medicine that has been widely used to treat KOA was investigated. Patients (n=170) with KOA were randomly divided for needle-knife therapy (treatment group) and acupuncture therapy (control group). Outcome evaluation included stiffness, pain, physiological function, overall changes, total symptom score, clinical curative effects and the concentrations of interleukin (IL)-1beta, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in the synovial fluid. The trial was completed in 151 patients (233 knees) from a total of 170 patients (264 knees); the treatment group comprised 76 patients (117 knees) who completed the trial and 9 patients (14 knees) who were removed from the study, and the control group comprised 75 patients (116 knees) who completed the trial and 10 patients (17 knees) who were removed from the study. The symptom scores of KOA in stages I-IV were reduced significantly in the treatment group and those of stages I-III were decreased significantly in the control group. The effective rate of the KOA therapy in the patients of stages III and IV in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group. After treatment, the decrements of IL-1beta, IL-6 and TNF-alpha in the treatment group were greater than those in the control group. These results showed that the use of needle-knife therapy to treat KOA effectively improved the clinical symptoms by inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines.  
  Address Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command, Fuzhou, Fujian 350025, P.R. China.; Academy of Integrative Medicine, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 2  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 170  
  Time in Treatment 6 Days Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 718  
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Author (up) Lin, Q.; Li, X.; Han, J.; Leng, J. url  openurl
  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 (up) Linde, K.; Streng, A.; Hoppe, A.; Brinkhaus, B.; Witt, C. M.; Hammes, M.; Irnich, D.; Hummelsberger, J.; Willich, S. N.; Melchart, D. url  openurl
  Title Treatment in a Randomized Multicenter Trial of Acupuncture for Migraine (ART Migraine) Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal Forsch Komplementmed  
  Volume 13 Issue 2 Pages 101-108  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Headache Disorders; Penetrating Sham; Migraine; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Superficial Needling Depth; Sham Control; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control; Wait-List Control  
  Abstract Background: This paper aims to describe the characteristics of physicians and interventions of a large, multicenter randomized trial of acupuncture for migraine (ART Migraine) in order to enable acupuncturists to assess the study interventions. Patients and Methods: 302 patients suffering from migraine were randomized to 12 sessions of semi-standardized acupuncture (6 predefined basic points, recommendations for optional individual choice of additional points given), standardized minimal acupuncture (superficial needling of at least 5 of 10 predefined, distant non-acupuncture points) or a waiting list. 30 physicians trained and experienced in acupuncture from 18 centers in Germany participated in the trial. Results: The median duration of acupuncture training of trial physicians was 500 h (range 140-1350). Physicians had acupuncture experience for 10 (<1 to 25) years and had treated 200 (60 to >1000) patients with acupuncture in the year preceding trial participation. The 6 basic points were needled in 76-93% of sessions. Compliance with treatment instructions varied considerably among centers in the acupuncture group. In contrast, compliance with the minimal acupuncture protocol was very good. 6 of the 30 physicians stated that they would have treated patients somewhat differently outside the trial, 1 completely differently. The trial found a significant effect of those treated with acupuncture compared to those on the waiting list for treatment, but minimal acupuncture was as effective as acupuncture. Conclusions: The treatment protocols for acupuncture and minimal acupuncture in ART Migraine appeared an adequate compromise in the specific situation and for the predefined purposes. However, a relevant minority of participating physicians would have treated patients differently outside the trial  
  Address Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Department of Internal Medicine II, Technical University of Munich, Germany  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 302  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 727  
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Author (up) Ling, L.; Jiang, X. M.; Xue, J. W.; Wang, M.; Ke, R. url  openurl
  Title Clinical study on the visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy for insomnia 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 4 Pages 270-273  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Insomnia; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of acupuncture for insomnia on the basis of visceral differentiation. METHODS: Seventy cases of insomnia were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The former was treated by acupuncture based on visceral differentiation and the latter by the routine acupuncture therapy. RESULTS: The clinical effects were significantly better in the treatment group than that of the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy may enhance the therapeutic effects for insomnia patients  
  Address Department of Neuroscience, The First Clinical Hospital Affiliated to Jilin University, Changchun 130021, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 733  
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Author (up) Liu, D. openurl 
  Title Combined Acupuncture-moxibustion and Psychotherapy for Perimenopause Syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 5 Pages 283-286  
  Keywords Perimenopause; RCT; Climacteric; AcuTrials; Acu + Usual Care Versus CAM; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Psychotherapy; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; CAM Control; Moxibustion; Moxa  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the effect of combined acupuncture.moxibustion with psychotherapy in treating perimenopause syndrome. Methods: Eighty patients with perimenopause syndrome were randomized into two groups. Forty-two patients in the treatment group were intervened by acupuncture-moxibustion and psychotherapy, and the other 38 in the control group were treated by acupuncture-moxibustion only. The treatment was given once a day, 15 times constitute a treatment course. The therapeutic effects were evaluated after 3 treatment courses. Results: The total effective rate and the effective rate of the emotional state were both 97.6% in the treatment group, versus 89.5% and 73.7% in the control. The comparison of the total effective rate and the effective rate of the emotional state between the two groups both showed significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture-moxibusiton has better effect in treating perimenopause syndrome when combined with psychotherapy.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 45  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Perimenopause
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 742  
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Author (up) Liu, G.; Zang, Y.; Guo, L. openurl 
  Title Comparative study on Acupuncture Combined with Behavioral Desensitization for Treatment of Anxiety Neuroses Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct  
  Volume 26 Issue 2/3 Pages 117-120  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Anxiety; Auricular Acupuncture; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Moxa, Indirect; Moxibustion; Psychological Disorders; Psychotherapy; RCT; Relaxation; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Educational; Substance Abuse; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Mental Disorders  
  Abstract Two hundred and forty patients diagnosed with anxiety neuroses were divided into three equal groups and treated accordingly with acupuncture only(AO), behavioral desensitization only (DO), and combined acupuncture and behavioral desensitization (CAD). The cure rates in the AO, DO, and CAD groups wer 20.0%, 26.3% and 52.5% respectively. The difference in effectiveness of CAD was statistically significant (P<0.01).  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 240  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Anxiety Disorders
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 747  
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Author (up) Liu, S. Y.; Hsieh, C. L.; Wei, T. S.; Liu, P. T.; Chang, Y. J.; Li, T. C. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture stimulation improves balance function in stroke patients: a single-blinded controlled, randomized study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 37 Issue 3 Pages 483-494  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Balance; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Motor Function; Muscle Strength; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Stroke; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract The disturbance of balance function is one of main etiology resulting in falling down in stroke patients. A number of studies report that acupuncture may improve the motor function of stroke patients. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of acupuncture on balance function. We designed a single-blinded, controlled, randomized study. A total of 30 stroke patients were randomized into experimental and control groups. Experimental groups received acupuncture treatment accompanied by the manual twisting of needles and obtaining of qi (the subjects experienced sensations of soreness, numbness, swelling and heaviness, while the acupuncturist experienced a sensation of needle resistance), whereas the control group did not receive manual twisting of needles and without obtaining of qi. All of the subjects were first-time stroke patients; infarction location was limited to either the left or right hemisphere, and all subjects were able to walk for at least 6 meters. Acupuncture stimulation (AS) was applied to Baihui (GV 20) acupoint as well as to 4 spirit acupoints (1.5 cun anterior, posterior, left and right laterals from Baihui acupoint, respectively) for 20 min. Balance function outcome measures were: (1) the displacement area of the patient's center of gravity; (2) the time taken for a patient to stand vertically from a seated position; (3) the time taken for a patient to walk a distance of 6 meters; (4) muscle strength of both lower extremities. Results indicated that the displacement area from the center of gravity decreased in the experimental group, but not in the control group. There was greater reduction in the displacement area in the experimental group than in the control group. Following AS, the time taken to reach a standing position from a seated position, as well as the time taken to walk 6 meters was decreased equally in both the experimental and control groups. The muscle strength of the hip flexor and knee extensor were increased in the paralyzed and non-paralyzed sides of patients in the experimental group, but not in the control group. The results of the present study suggest that acupuncture stimulation may induce an immediate effect that improves balance function in stroke patients  
  Address Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan  
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  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 30  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Postural Balance
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 755  
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Author (up) Liu, Y. url  openurl
  Title Treatment of pseudobulbar paralysis by scalp acupuncture and sublingual needling Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 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 24 Issue 1 Pages 26-27  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials; Dysphagia; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hemiplegia; Paralysis; Pseudobulbar Paralysis; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Scalp Acupuncture; Scalp Electroacupuncture; Speech Disorders; Stroke; Sublingual Needling; TCM Acupuncture Style; Voice Disorders; Pseudobulbar Palsy  
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  Address Xuzhou Municipal TCM Hospital, Xuzhou 221000, Jiangsu Province  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 82  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Pseudobulbar Palsy
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 759  
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Author (up) Liu, Y.; Ju, Y.; Zhang, E. openurl 
  Title Upper Urinary Tract Calculi Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Chin Med  
  Volume 58 Issue Pages 15-19  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Kidney Diseases; RCT; Renal Calculi; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style; Urinary Calculi; Urinary Stones; Urologic Diseases;  
  Abstract An acupuncture protocol consisting of Huatuojiaji points at T12, L1 and L2, Huangmen Bl-51, Zhishi Bl-32 and Weiyang Bl-37 has been designed by Professor Liu Yutan for the treatment of urinary calculi. Our clinical and animal experiments have shown that the therapeutic effect of the above acupuncture protocol is superior to the current commonly-used acupuncture protocol. Our clinical research shows that the cured rates were 45.4% and 91.6% in treating renal and ureteral calculus respectively, which were significantly higher than a routine method (P<0.05). Our animal experiment revealed that needling the Huatoujiaji point at L1 can increase the peristalsis of the renal pelvis and ureter and affect the internal pressure of the renal pelvis and quantity of urine, which can thus facilitate stone-discharge.  
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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 Caliculi
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 761  
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