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Author (up) Chen, X. openurl 
  Title Comparative study on acupuncture needling methods for sciatica : routine needling vs. point-to-point penetration and deep puncture Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct  
  Volume 26 Issue 1 Pages 37-41  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Deep Puncture Acupuncture; Low Back Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sciatica; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Back Pain; Point-to-Point Penetration  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 198  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Sciatica
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 148  
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Author (up) Chen, X.; Yang, J.; Sun, W.; Xu, D.; Tang, C. openurl 
  Title Clinical observation on acupuncture therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 5 Pages 292-295  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Nervous System Diseases; Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Herbal IV; Anxiety  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and its effect on anxiety. Methods: Ninety patients who accord with the inclusion criteria were divided into 2 groups, 45 patients in the treatment group received acupuncture therapy, and 45 patients in the control group received medicine therapy. The anxiety state was evaluated with Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) before and after treatments in the two groups. Results: SAS scores of the CFS patients in the two groups decreased after treatment (P<0.01). There was no statistical difference of the SAS score between the two groups (P>0.05). Conclusion: Both acupuncture and medicine treatments could improve the anxiety symptoms of CFS patient.  
  Address No. 1 Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, China. Author email: Chen Xing-hua zhenjiuke@163.com.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 90  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 150  
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Author (up) Chen, Y.; Wang, C.; Lin, Y. openurl 
  Title Treatment of Prostatalgia by Acupuncture: A Randomized Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication J Acupunct Tuina Sci Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 233-236  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Genital Diseases, Male; Prostatitis; Prostatalgia; Rct; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Herbal Formula; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture therapy for prostatalgia. Methods: Sixty subjects were randomized into two groups: an acupuncture group in which 30 cases were treated by acupuncture and a medication group in which the other 30 cases were treated with herbal decoction. The clinical efficacy in these two groups were observed and compared. Results: In the acupuncture group, 5 cases were cured, 12 cases were significantly improved, 11 cases improved and 2 cases failed, and the overall effective rate was 93.3%. In the medication group, 2 cases were cured, 8 cases were significantly improved, 13 cases improved and 7 cases failed, and the overall effective rate was 76.6%; the overall effective rate was higher in the acupuncture group than in the medication group (P<0.05). Moreover, the total score of National Institutes of Health-Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI), and the scores for pain severity, urinary symptoms and quality of life were reduced more significantly in the acupuncture group than in the medication group. Conclusion: Acupuncture is an effective therapy for prostatalgia.  
  Address No. 1 Hospital of Sanming City, Fujian 365000. P. R. China; Hospital of Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine of Sanming City, Fujian 365000, 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 4 Weeks Condition Prostatitis
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 4/2/2015; Date Modified: 5/15/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Prostatitis; No. 1 Hospital of Sanming City, Fujian 365000. P. R. China; Hospital of Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine of Sanming City, Fujian 365000, P. R. China Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1736  
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Author (up) Chen, Y.; Wang, Y.; Huang, Y. openurl 
  Title Observation on therapeutic effects of abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture for moderate depression Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 14-17  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Depressive Disorder; Depression; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Abdominal Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the influence of Bo's abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture on the symptoms of moderate depression. Methods: Sixty-two patients with moderate depression were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group was treated with Bo's abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture. The control group was treated with routine body acupuncture only. The patients in the two groups were assessed by Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD-17) and self-rating depression sacale (SDS) respectively before and after the treatment. Results: The scores of HAMD-17 and SDS of the patients in the two groups were obviously decreased (P<0.01) compared with those before treatment. In comparison of the scores of HAMD-17 and SDS between the groups after treatment, the decreases in the treatment group were more obvious (P<0.01). Conclusion: Bo's abdominal acupuncture plus body acupunture can obviously reduce the scores of HAMD-17 and SDS of the patients with moderate depression and can more remarkably improve the depressive symptoms.  
  Address School of Chinese Medicine, South Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 15  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 62  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 151  
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Author (up) Chen, Y.Q.; Lai, X.S. openurl 
  Title Clinical Study Clinical Observation on Combined Warming Needle and Patented Chinese Medicine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication J Acupunct Tuina Sci Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 7 Issue Pages 274-277  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Ibs; Rct; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Warming Needle; Moxa; Moxibustion; Indirect Moxibustion; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Herbal Formula; CAM Control  
  Abstract Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and quality of life of combined warming needle and patented Chinese medicine for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) due to liver-qi stagnation with spleen deficiency. Method: Sixty IBS cases were randomized into a treatment or control group by single-blind method. Warming needles on Tianshu (ST 25) and Dachangshu (BL 25) combined with patented Chinese medicine were adopted for cases in the treatment group, whereas the patented Chinese medicine alone was adopted in the control group. Results: The therapeutic efficacies in the two groups did not show substantial differences. The main symptoms were significantly improved after the treatment (P<0.01). After 2 weeks of treatment, the cases in the treatment group obtained a better improvement than the control group (P<0.01, P.<0.05) in the severity or frequency of abdominal pain, abdominal distension, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, suspiciousness, and loose stools with a sense of incomplete emptying. The patient's quality of life was improved in both groups (P<0.01). Conclusion: Both treatment methods could improve the clinical symptoms and increase the patient's quality of life. The total effective rate in the treatment group was slightly higher than the control group. Also, the combined warming needle and Chinese herbs could improve the main symptoms in a faster way.  
  Address Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangdong 510405, P. R. China  
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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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 4/2/2015; Date Modified: 5/15/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangdong 510405, P. R. China Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1735  
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Author (up) Cheng, L.; Yang, L.; Wang, R.; Yi, H. openurl 
  Title Blood-letting therapy of pricking jing points combined with common acupuncture therapy to treat shoulder hand syndrome: a report of 56 cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 21 Issue 1 Pages 5-7  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Nervous System Diseases; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Bloodletting; CAM Control; Shoulder Hand Syndrome  
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  Address Department of Acupuncture Moxibustion, First Affiliated Hospital of Shangdong University of TCM, Shangdong, China. Email: zhangjiajiagz@163.net  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 98  
  Time in Treatment 1.5 Weeks Condition Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 153  
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Author (up) Cherkin, D. C.; Eisenberg, D.; Sherman, K. J.; Barlow, W.; Kaptchuk, T. J.; Street, J.; Deyo, R. A. url  openurl
  Title Randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for chronic low back pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 Publication Archives of internal medicine Abbreviated Journal Arch Intern Med  
  Volume 161 Issue 8 Pages 1081-1088  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Cupping; Electroacupuncture; Exercise; Exercise Therapy; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Low Back Pain; Massage; Moxibustion; Pain; RCT; Self Care; TCM Acupuncture Style; Heat Lamp; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Back Pain  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Because the value of popular forms of alternative care for chronic back pain remains uncertain, we compared the effectiveness of acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for persistent back pain. METHODS: We randomized 262 patients aged 20 to 70 years who had persistent back pain to receive Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture (n = 94), therapeutic massage (n = 78), or self-care educational materials (n = 90). Up to 10 massage or acupuncture visits were permitted over 10 weeks. Symptoms (0-10 scale) and dysfunction (0-23 scale) were assessed by telephone interviewers masked to treatment group. Follow-up was available for 95% of patients after 4, 10, and 52 weeks, and none withdrew for adverse effects. RESULTS: Treatment groups were compared after adjustment for prerandomization covariates using an intent-to-treat analysis. At 10 weeks, massage was superior to self-care on the symptom scale (3.41 vs 4.71, respectively; P =.01) and the disability scale (5.88 vs 8.92, respectively; P<.001). Massage was also superior to acupuncture on the disability scale (5.89 vs 8.25, respectively; P =.01). After 1 year, massage was not better than self-care but was better than acupuncture (symptom scale: 3.08 vs 4.74, respectively; P =.002; dysfunction scale: 6.29 vs 8.21, respectively; P =.05). The massage group used the least medications (P<.05) and had the lowest costs of subsequent care. CONCLUSIONS: Therapeutic massage was effective for persistent low back pain, apparently providing long-lasting benefits. Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture was relatively ineffective. Massage might be an effective alternative to conventional medical care for persistent back pain  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 262  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score 85  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 161  
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Author (up) Cheung, L.C.; Jones, A.Y. openurl 
  Title Effect of Acu-TENS on recovery heart rate after treadmill running exercise in subjects with normal health Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication Complementary therapies in medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 15 Issue 2 Pages 109-114  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Healthy Subjects; Rct; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation; Tens; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; Verum Acupoint Control; Recovery Heart Rate; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, applied at bilateral acupuncture points PC6 (Acu-TENS), on recovery heart rate (HR) in healthy subjects after treadmill running exercise. DESIGN: A single blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Laboratory with healthy male subjects (n=28). INTERVENTIONS: Each subject participated in three separate protocols in random order. PROTOCOL A: The subject followed the Bruce protocol and ran on a treadmill until their HR reached 70% of their maximum (220-age). At this 'target' HR, the subject adopted the supine position and Acu-TENS to bilateral PC6 was commenced. PROTOCOL B: Identical to protocol A except that Acu-TENS was applied in the supine position for 45min prior to, but not after exercise. PROTOCOL C: Identical to protocol A except that placebo Acu-TENS was applied. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Heart rate was recorded before and at 30s intervals after exercise until it returned to the pre-exercise baseline. The time for HR to return to baseline was compared for each protocol. RESULTS: Acu-TENS applied to bilateral PC6 resulted in a faster return to pre-exercise HR compared to placebo. Time required for HR to return to pre-exercise level in protocols A-C was 5.5+/-3.0; 4.8+/-3.3; 9.4+/-3.7 min, respectively (p<0.001). There was no statistical difference in HR recovery time between protocols A and B. Subjects expressed the lowest rate of perceived exertion score (RPE) at 70% maximum HR with protocol B. CONCLUSION: This study suggests that Acu-TENS applied to PC6 may facilitate HR recovery after high intensity treadmill exercise.  
  Address Department of Physiotherapy, Alice Ho Mui Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 28  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 5/21/2015; Date Modified: 8/6/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Healthy Subjects; Department of Physiotherapy, Alice Ho Mui Ling Nethersole Hospital, Hong Kong.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17544861 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1681  
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Author (up) Ching, NG Kwok; Liu, Y.; Lee, K.; Huang, Y.; Qu, S. openurl 
  Title A Clinical Observation on Treating Migraine by the Combination of Scalp Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 19 Issue 4 Pages 161-164  
  Keywords Headache Disorders; Migraine; Scalp Acupuncture; AcuTrials; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Acu Versus CAM Control; Craniosacral Therapy  
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  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 62  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 170  
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Author (up) Cho, S. Y.; Shim, S. R.; Rhee, H. Y.; Park, H. J.; Jung, W. S.; Moon, S. K.; Park, J. M.; Ko, C. N.; Cho, K. H.; Park, S. U. url  openurl
  Title Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Parkinsonism & related disorders Abbreviated Journal Parkinsonism Relat Disord  
  Volume 18 Issue 8 Pages 948-952  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Acupuncture; Bee Venom; Parkinson Disease; Nervous System Diseases; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; No Treatment Control; Pilot Study; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture as adjuvant therapies for idiopathic Parkinson's disease. We recruited 43 adults with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who had been on a stable dose of antiparkinsonian medication for at least 1 month. They were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: acupuncture, bee venom acupuncture, or control. All participants were assessed using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, the Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Berg Balance Scale, and the time and number of steps required to walk 30 m. Treatment groups underwent stimulation of 10 acupuncture points using acupuncture or bee venom acupuncture twice a week for 8 weeks. The initial assessment was repeated at the completion of treatment. The control group did not receive any treatment. Participants in the bee venom acupuncture group showed significant improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (total score, as well as parts II and III individually), the Berg Balance Scale, and the 30 m walking time. When compared to the control group, the bee venom acupuncture group experienced significantly greater improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. In the acupuncture group, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (part III and total scores) and the Beck Depression Inventory showed significant improvement. The control group showed no significant changes in any outcome after 8 weeks. In this pilot study, both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture showed promising results as adjuvant therapies for Parkinson's disease.  
  Address Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Diseases, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 16  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 43  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Parkinson's Disease
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 178  
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Author (up) Chou, L. W.; Hsieh, Y. L.; Chen, H. S.; Hong, C. Z.; Kao, M. J.; Han, T. I. url  openurl
  Title Remote therapeutic effectiveness of acupuncture in treating myofascial trigger point of the upper trapezius muscle Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists Abbreviated Journal Am J Phys Med Rehabil  
  Volume 90 Issue 12 Pages 1036-1049  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Neck Pain; Myofascial Pain Syndromes; Acupuncture; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Acu; Trigger Point Acupuncture Style; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the remote effect of acupuncture (AcP) on the pain intensity and the irritability of the myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. DESIGN: Forty-five patients were equally divided into three groups: patients in the placebo control group received sham AcP, those in the simple needling group were treated using simple needling, and those in the modified AcP received AcP with the rapid “screwed in and out” into multiple sites to elicit local twitch responses. The acupoints of Wai-guan and Qu-chi were treated. The outcome assessments included changes in subjective pain intensity, pressure pain threshold, range of motion, and mean amplitude of endplate noise in the myofascial trigger point region. RESULTS: Immediately after acupuncture, all measured parameters improved significantly in the simple needling and modified AcP groups, but not in the placebo control group. There were significantly larger changes in all parameters in the modified AcP group than that in the simple needling group. CONCLUSIONS: The myofascial trigger point irritability could be suppressed after a remote acupuncture treatment. It appears that needling to the remote AcP points with multiple needle insertions of modified AcP technique is a better technique than simple needling insertion of simple needling technique in terms of the decrease in pain intensity and prevalence of endplate noise and the increase in pressure pain threshold in the needling sites (represented either AcP points and or myofascial trigger points). We have further confirmed that the reduction in endplate noise showed good correlation with a decreased in pain.  
  Address Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 45  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 187  
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Author (up) Co, L. L.; Schmitz, T. H.; Havdala, H.; Reyes, A.; Westerman, M. P. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture: an evaluation in the painful crises of sickle cell anaemia Type of Study RCT
  Year 1979 Publication Pain Abbreviated Journal Pain  
  Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 181-185  
  Keywords Anemia, Sickle Cell; Miscellaneous; Hematologic Diseases; TCM Acupuncture Style; Acupuncture; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Pain; AcuTrials  
  Abstract An evaluation of acupuncture for pain relief was made in 10 patients with sickle cell anaemia during 16 pain crises. A model was developed in which the patient served as his own control and in which both patient and examiner were unaware of whether an acupuncture point or a sham site was treated. The results show (1) that pain relief was obtained in 15 of the 16 painful episodes regardless of whether an acupuncture point or a sham site was treated, demonstrating considerable overlap between the effects of needling acupuncture points and sham sites; (2) that needling at acupuncture points for pain relief is not significantly superior to treatment at sham sites; (3) that needling, per se, whether at acupuncture points of at sham sites can be useful for alleviating pain in sickle cell crises. The model could be useful for evaluation of pain relief by needling in other diseases.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Day Frequency N/A Number of Participants 10  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Anemia, Sickle Cell
  Disease Category Miscellaneous OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 200  
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Author (up) Cohen, S. M.; Rousseau, M. E.; Carey, B. L. url  openurl
  Title Can acupuncture ease the symptoms of menopause? Type of Study RCT
  Year 2003 Publication Holistic nursing practice Abbreviated Journal Holist Nurs Pract  
  Volume 17 Issue 6 Pages 295-299  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hot Flashes; Menopause; Mood Disorders; Perimenopause; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sleep Disorders; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Climacteric  
  Abstract In a randomized, 2-group clinical study, acupuncture was used for the relief of menopausal hot flushes, sleep disturbances, and mood changes. The experimental acupuncture treatment consisted of specific acupuncture body points related to menopausal symptoms. The comparison acupuncture treatment consisted of a treatment designated as a general tonic specifically designed to benefit the flow of Ch'i (energy). Results from the experimental acupuncture treatment group showed a decrease in mean monthly hot flush severity for site-specific acupuncture. The comparison acupuncture treatment group had no significant change in severity from baseline over the treatment phase. Sleep disturbances in the experimental acupuncture treatment group declined over the study. Mood changes in both the experimental acupuncture treatment group and the comparison acupuncture treatment group showed a significant difference between the baseline and the third month of the study. Acupuncture using menopausal-specific sites holds promise for nonhormonal relief of hot flushes and sleep disturbances  
  Address University of Pittsburgh, 440 Victoria Bldg, 3500 Victoria St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA. cohensu@pitt.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 17  
  Time in Treatment 9 Weeks Condition Menopause
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 205  
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Author (up) Cottraux, J. A.; Harf, R.; Boissel, J. P.; Schbath, J.; Bouvard, M.; Gillet, J. url  openurl
  Title Smoking cessation with behaviour therapy of acupuncture--a controlled study Type of Study RCT
  Year 1983 Publication Behaviour research and therapy Abbreviated Journal Behav Res Ther  
  Volume 21 Issue 4 Pages 417-424  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Drug Addiction; Auricular Acupuncture; Behavioral Therapy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Smoking Cessation; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Wait-List Control; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders; Substance Abuse  
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  Language Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 558  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 207  
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Author (up) Cui, M.; Ji, J.Y. openurl 
  Title Clinical Study Observation on Therapeutic Effects of Acupuncture and Tuina in Treatment of Sprains and Strains of Minor Joints at Four Extremities Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2009 Publication J Acupunct Tuina Sci Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 7 Issue Pages 228-230  
  Keywords Sprains and Strains; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Nrct; Acupuncture; Tuina; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Ashi Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture at the bony clefts in combination with tuina therapy in the treatment of sprains and strains of minor joints at the four extremities. Methods: Ninety cases of sprains and strains of minor joints at four extremities [including metacarpophalangeal (metatarsophalangeal) joints] were divided randomly into three groups by the consulting order. Acupuncture group, in which 30 cases were treated by acupuncture at the bony clefts; tuina group, in which 30 cases were treated by tuina therapy; and observation group, in which 30 cases were treated by acupuncture at the bony clefts and tuina therapy. The treatment was given 6 times a week as one course of treatments, and the therapeutic effects were observed after 2 courses of treatments. Results: The cure rates of the observation group, the acupuncture group and the tuina group reached 50.0%, 20.0% and 16.7% respectively, and the total effective rates reached 93.4%, 70.0% and 73.3% respectively. There were statistical significance between the observation group and the acupuncture and tuina groups (P<0.05); while there was not a statistical difference between the acupuncture group and the tuina group. It was indicated that the therapeutic effect of the observation group was better than that of the acupuncture group and the tuina group. Conclusion: Acupuncture at the bony clefts in combination with tuina therapy is quite effective in the treatment of sprains and strains of metacarpophalangeal (metatarsophalangeal) joints.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 90  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Sprains and Strains
  Disease Category OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 2/19/2015; Date Modified: 8/20/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Sprains and Strains; Guangzhou Sports Occupation and Technology College, Guangdong 510650, P. R. China Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1749  
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Author (up) Dang, W.; Yang, J. url  openurl
  Title Clinical study on acupuncture treatment of stomach carcinoma pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 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 18 Issue 1 Pages 31-38  
  Keywords Abdominal Pain; CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Analgesia; AcuTrials; Cancer; Carcinoma; No Treatment Control; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Stomach Neoplasms; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Neoplasms  
  Abstract Clinical observation on 48 cases of stomach carcinoma pain indicated that acupuncture including filiform needle group and point-injection group had better therapeutic effects in treatment of stomach carcinoma pain when patient's mind was concentrated at the site of disease. After treatment for 2 months, the long-term effective rates of analgesia in both the filiform needle group and the point-injection group were similar to that in the western medicine group, all being about 81%. While the long-term markedly effective rates in the two groups were superior to that in the western medicine group. Life quality of the patients in all the groups were improved. The toxic action and side effects caused by chemotherapy were prevented, the high viscous state showed by indexes of blood rheology was improved, and the lowered Cu-Zu-SOD activity in erythrocytes in patients of stomach carcinoma was increased in the filiform needle group and the point-injection group. Based on the results of clinical study, we consider that acupuncture analgesic effect on stomach carcinoma is related to the increase of PLEK, improvement of cellular immune function and the elevation of life quality after acupuncture  
  Address Chengdu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine  
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  Language Number of Treatments 56  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 48  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Stomach Neoplasms
  Disease Category Neoplasms OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 221  
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Author (up) de Sousa, R.A.; Semprini, M.; Vitti, M.; Borsatto, M.C.; Hallak Regalo, S.C. openurl 
  Title Electromyographic evaluation of the masseter and temporal muscles activity in volunteers submitted to acupuncture Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 47 Issue 4-5 Pages 243-250  
  Keywords Nrct; Healthy Subjects; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract AIM: To assess the effect of acupuncture on the temporal and masseter muscles activity employing surface electromyography. METHODS: Thirty volunteers were evaluated according to three groups of acupuncture application: selected local points, selected points at distance and association of local and distant points. Bipolar surface electrodes were positioned bilaterally on the anterior portion of temporal muscle, as well as in the median region of masseter muscle. An electromyograph connected to a computer and a specific software registered the muscular activity before and after acupuncture, in the following experimental conditions: 1- Rest Position (RP); 2- Maximum Intercuspation Clenching (MIC); 3- Bilateral Molar Clenching with Cotton Rolls (BMCCR). The mean values obtained for the activities of the studied muscles were submitted to Analysis of Variance and Tukey complementary test. RESULTS: The electromyographic activity of the studied muscles was lower after the application of the methods of acupuncture in the Rest, and higher after the application of the acupuncture in the Maximum Intercuspation Clenching; the electromyographic activity of the temporal muscle was higher than the masseter muscle in the Rest and lower in the Bilateral molar clenching with cotton rolls; the electromyographic activity showed to be modified after the three used methods of acupuncture in the Maximum Intercuspation Clenching. In this clinical condition, the method of long-distance acupuncture was higher than the application of local needles and the associated method. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture provided alterations in the activity of the studied muscles, favoring conditions of rest and muscular tightness.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 30  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 5/21/2015; Date Modified: 8/27/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Healthy Subjects; Department of Dental Materials and Prosthesis Ribeirao Preto School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17711042 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1679  
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Author (up) de Sousa, R.A.; Semprini, M.; Vitti, M.; Borsatto, M.C.; Hallak Regalo, S.C. openurl 
  Title Electromyographic evaluation of the masseter and temporal muscles activity in volunteers submitted to acupuncture Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 47 Issue 4-5 Pages 243-250  
  Keywords Nrct; Healthy Subjects; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract AIM: To assess the effect of acupuncture on the temporal and masseter muscles activity employing surface electromyography. METHODS: Thirty volunteers were evaluated according to three groups of acupuncture application: selected local points, selected points at distance and association of local and distant points. Bipolar surface electrodes were positioned bilaterally on the anterior portion of temporal muscle, as well as in the median region of masseter muscle. An electromyograph connected to a computer and a specific software registered the muscular activity before and after acupuncture, in the following experimental conditions: 1- Rest Position (RP); 2- Maximum Intercuspation Clenching (MIC); 3- Bilateral Molar Clenching with Cotton Rolls (BMCCR). The mean values obtained for the activities of the studied muscles were submitted to Analysis of Variance and Tukey complementary test. RESULTS: The electromyographic activity of the studied muscles was lower after the application of the methods of acupuncture in the Rest, and higher after the application of the acupuncture in the Maximum Intercuspation Clenching; the electromyographic activity of the temporal muscle was higher than the masseter muscle in the Rest and lower in the Bilateral molar clenching with cotton rolls; the electromyographic activity showed to be modified after the three used methods of acupuncture in the Maximum Intercuspation Clenching. In this clinical condition, the method of long-distance acupuncture was higher than the application of local needles and the associated method. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture provided alterations in the activity of the studied muscles, favoring conditions of rest and muscular tightness.  
  Address Department of Dental Materials and Prosthesis Ribeirao Preto School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 30  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 5/21/2015; Date Modified: 9/24/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Healthy Subjects; Department of Dental Materials and Prosthesis Ribeirao Preto School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=17711042 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1860  
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Author (up) Deng, W. ,Yang,Z. openurl 
  Title Clinical Observation of Treating Migraine with Deep Needling at Point Fengchi Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 15 Issue 2 Pages 95-98  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Headache Disorders; Migraine; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Standard Needling Depth; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style  
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  Language Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 72  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score 52  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 236  
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Author (up) Di Cesare, A.; Giombini, A.; Di Cesare, M.; Ripani, M.; Vulpiani, M. C.; Saraceni, V. M. url  openurl
  Title Comparison between the effects of trigger point mesotherapy versus acupuncture points mesotherapy in the treatment of chronic low back pain: a short term randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Complementary therapies in medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 19-26  
  Keywords RCT; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Back Pain; Pain; Mesotherapy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Other Acupuncture Style; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; AcuTrials  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the effects of trigger point (TRP) mesotherapy and acupuncture (ACP) mesotherapy in the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain. DESIGN: Short term randomized controlled trial. SETTING: 62 subjects with chronic low back pain were recruited at outpatients Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in the period between July 2006 and May 2008. INTERVENTION: Study subjects were assigned to receive 4 weeks treatments with either trigger point mesotherapy (TRP mesotherapy, n=29) or acupoints mesotherapy (ACP mesotherapy, n=33). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain intensity with a pain visual analogic scale (VAS) and verbal rating scale (VRS) and pain disability with McGill Pain Questionnaire Short Form (SFMPQ), Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMQ) and Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionaire (ODQ). RESULTS: ACP mesotherapy shows a more effective results in VRS and VAS measures in the follow-up (p(VRS)=&lt;.001 and p(VAS)=&lt;.001). The SF-MPQ measure shows a better results for ACP instead of TRP with statistically significant differences between groups and time (p=.035). Participants reported a slight discomfort at the time of the inoculation, and 15% reported slight neck pain in ACP mesotherapy group. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that the response to ACP mesotherapy may be greater than the response to TRP mesotherapy in the short term follow-up. This technique could be nevertheless a viable option as an adjunct treatment in an overall treatment planning of CLBP.  
  Address Complex Operative Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185, Rome, Italy. annalisa.dicesare@gmail.com  
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  Language Number of Treatments 4  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 62  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 239  
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