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Author Hong, J. url  openurl
  Title Clinical observation on abdominal cluster-needling for treatment of chronic adnexitis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 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 21 Issue 3 Pages 203-204  
  Keywords (up) Abdominal Acupuncture; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Adnexal Disease; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Genital Diseases, Female  
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  Address TCM Department, Maoming Municipal People's Hospital, Maoming 525000, Guangdong Province  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 66  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Female OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 460  
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Author 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 (up) 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 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 (up) 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 Sun, L. openurl 
  Title He-Ne Laser Auricular Irradiation Plus Body Acupuncture for Treatment of Acne Vulgaris in 36 Cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 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 3 Pages 193-194  
  Keywords (up) Acne Vulgaris; CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupressure; Laser Acupuncture; Plum-Blossom; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Skin Diseases; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 68  
  Time in Treatment 1.5 Weeks Condition Acne Vulgaris
  Disease Category Skin Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1123  
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Author Mehling, W. E.; Jacobs, B.; Acree, M.; Wilson, L.; Bostrom, A.; West, J.; Acquah, J.; Burns, B.; Chapman, J.; Hecht, F. M. url  openurl
  Title Symptom management with massage and acupuncture in postoperative cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Pain Symptom Manage  
  Volume 33 Issue 3 Pages 258-266  
  Keywords (up) Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cancer; Massage; Nausea; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; Symptom Based Point Selection; Vomiting; CAM Control; Postoperative Care; Neoplasms;  
  Abstract The level of evidence for the use of acupuncture and massage for the management of perioperative symptoms in cancer patients is encouraging but inconclusive. We conducted a randomized, controlled trial assessing the effect of massage and acupuncture added to usual care vs. usual care alone in postoperative cancer patients. Cancer patients undergoing surgery were randomly assigned to receive either massage and acupuncture on postoperative Days 1 and 2 in addition to usual care, or usual care alone, and were followed over three days. Patients' pain, nausea, vomiting, and mood were assessed at four time points. Data on health care utilization were collected. Analyses were done by mixed-effects regression analyses for repeated measures. One hundred fifty of 180 consecutively approached cancer patients were eligible and consented before surgery. Twelve patients rescheduled or declined after surgery, and 138 patients were randomly assigned in a 2:1 scheme to receive massage and acupuncture (n=93) or to receive usual care only (n=45). Participants in the intervention group experienced a decrease of 1.4 points on a 0-10 pain scale, compared to 0.6 in the control group (P=0.038), and a decrease in depressive mood of 0.4 (on a scale of 1-5) compared to +/-0 in the control group (P=0.003). Providing massage and acupuncture in addition to usual care resulted in decreased pain and depressive mood among postoperative cancer patients when compared with usual care alone. These findings merit independent confirmation using larger sample sizes and attention control  
  Address Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (W.E.M., B.J., M.A., L.W., J.W., J.A., B.B., J.C., F.M.H.), and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (A.B.), University of California, San Francisco, California, USA  
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  Language Number of Treatments 2  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 day Frequency N/A Number of Participants 138  
  Time in Treatment 2 Days Condition Postoperative Care
  Disease Category Neoplasms OCSI Score 81  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 846  
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Author Elden, H.; Ostgaard, H. C.; Fagevik-Olsen, M.; Ladfors, L.; Hagberg, H. url  openurl
  Title Treatments of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: adverse effects of standard treatment, acupuncture and stabilising exercises on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/ neonate Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication BMC complementary and alternative medicine [electronic resource] Abbreviated Journal BMC Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 34-  
  Keywords (up) Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Adverse Effects; Analgesia; Delivery, Obstetric; Exercise; Pain; RCT; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; AcuTrials; CAM Control  
  Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous publications indicate that acupuncture is efficient for the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, PGP, in pregnant women. However, the use of acupuncture for PGP is rare due to insufficient documentation of adverse effects of this treatment in this specific condition. The aim of the present work was to assess adverse effects of acupuncture on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/ neonate in comparison with women that received stabilising exercises as adjunct to standard treatment or standard treatment alone. METHODS: In all, 386 women with PGP entered this controlled, single-blind trial. They were randomly assigned to standard treatment plus acupuncture (n=125), standard treatment plus specific stabilising exercises (n=131) or to standard treatment alone (n=130) for 6 weeks. Acupuncture that may be considered strong was used and treatment was started as early as in the second trimester of pregnancy. Adverse effects were recorded during treatment and throughout the pregnancy. Influence on the fetus was measured with cardiotocography (CTG) before-during and after 43 acupuncture sessions in 43 women. A standardised computerized method to analyze the CTG reading numerically (Oxford 8000, Oxford, England) was used. After treatment, the women rated their overall experience of the treatment and listed adverse events if any in a questionnaire. Data of analgesia and oxytocin augmentation during labour, duration of labour, frequency of preterm birth, operative delivery, Apgar score, cord-blood gas/ acid base balance and birth weight were also recorded. RESULTS: There were no serious adverse events after any of the treatments. Minor adverse events were common in the acupuncture group but women rated acupuncture favourably even despite this. The computerized or visually assessed CTG analyses of antenatal recordings in connection with acupuncture were all normal. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that acupuncture administered with a stimulation that may be considered strong led to minor adverse complaints from the mothers but had no observable severe adverse influences on the pregnancy, mother, delivery or the fetus/ neonate  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Week Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 386  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Pelvic Girdle Pain
  Disease Category Adverse Effects OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 287  
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Author Michalek-Sauberer, A.; Heinzl, H.; Sator-Katzenschlager, S. M.; Monov, G.; Knolle, E.; Kress, H. G. url  openurl
  Title Perioperative auricular electroacupuncture has no effect on pain and analgesic consumption after third molar tooth extraction Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal Curr Res Anesth Analg  
  Volume 104 Issue 3 Pages 542-547  
  Keywords (up) Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Pain; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Auricular Electroacupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; Pain; Pain, Postoperative; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tooth Extraction; Verum Acupoint Control; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Stomatognathic Diseases; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Auricular acupuncture (AA) has been shown to alleviate acute and chronic pain. We investigated the effects of auricular electroacupuncture (AE) on pain and analgesic drug consumption in the first 48 h after unilateral mandibular third molar tooth extraction under local anesthesia in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 149 patients. METHODS: Patients received either AA with electrical stimulation (AE, n = 76) or without (AA, n = 37) electrical stimulation at an alternating frequency of 2/100 Hz or a sham AE with metal plates instead of needles and no electrical stimulation, no-needle (NN, n = 36) at the AA points 1 (tooth), 55 (Shen men) and 84 (mouth) during the entire study period. Regularly rated pain intensity (five-point verbal rating scale), consumption of acetaminophen 500 mg tablets and additional rescue medication with mefenamic acid 500 mg were assessed. RESULTS: The median fraction of time when pain was rated as moderate or worse (upper and lower quartile): AE: 33% (12%, 64%), AA: 22% (6%, 56%), NN: 30% (7%, 53%) did not differ significantly among the treatment groups. There were no significant differences in mean number of acetaminophen 500 mg tablets (range): AE: 5.2 (0-12), AA: 4.6 (0-11), NN: 5.4 (0-10) or percentage of patients requiring additional mefenamic acid: AE: 19%, AA: 18%, NN: 19%. CONCLUSION: We conclude that neither AE nor AA alone reduce either pain intensity or analgesic consumption in a molar tooth extraction model of acute pain  
  Address Department of Anesthesiology and General Intensive Care Medicine (B), Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Vienna, Austria. andrea.michalek-sauberer@meduniwien.ac.at  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 149  
  Time in Treatment 2 Days Condition Pain, Postoperative
  Disease Category Stomatognathic Diseases OCSI Score 77  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 869  
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Author Wang, S. M.; Peloquin, C.; Kain, Z. N. url  openurl
  Title The use of auricular acupuncture to reduce preoperative anxiety Type of Study RCT
  Year 2001 Publication Abbreviated Journal Curr Res Anesth Analg  
  Volume 93 Issue 5 Pages 1178-80, table  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Anxiety; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Non Specific Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu;  
  Abstract IMPLICATIONS: Ear acupuncture can decrease preoperative anxiety in adults undergoing outpatient surgery  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 91  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Preoperative Anxiety
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score 67  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1259  
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Author Leung, J. P. openurl 
  Title Smoking Cessation by Auricular Acupuncture and Behavioral Therapy Type of Study RCT
  Year 1992 Publication American journal of acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Am J Acupunct  
  Volume 20 Issue 1 Pages 82-82  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; CAM Control; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Smoking Cessation; TCM Acupuncture Style; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Behavioral Therapy; Drug Addiction; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder; Wait-List Control; Auricular Acupuncture; Substance Abuse  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 95  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 673  
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Author Tam, L. S.; Leung, P. C.; Li, T. K.; Zhang, L.; Li, E. K. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a double-blind controlled pilot study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal BMC Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 35-  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus > 1 Control; Arthritis; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Pain; RCT; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Superficial Needling Depth; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Verum Acupoint Control; Acupuncture; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Penetrating Sham; Superficial Needling Depth; Verum Acupoint Control; AcuTrials  
  Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In planning a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture, we conducted a pilot study using validated outcome measures to assess the feasibility of the protocol, and to obtain preliminary data on efficacy and tolerability of 3 different forms of acupuncture treatment as an adjunct for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The study employs a randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA), traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) and sham acupuncture (Sham) in patients with RA. All patients received 20 sessions over a period of 10 weeks. Six acupuncture points were chosen. Primary outcome is the changes in the pain score. Secondary outcomes included the changes in the ACR core disease measures, DAS 28 score and the number of patients who achieved ACR 20 at week 10. RESULTS: From 80 eligible patients, 36 patients with mean age of 58 +/- 10 years and disease duration of 9.3 +/- 6.4 years were recruited. Twelve patients were randomized to each group. Twelve, 10 and 7 patients from the EA, TCA and Sham group respectively completed the study at 20 weeks (p<0.03); all except one of the premature dropouts were due to lack of efficacy. At week 10, the pain score remained unchanged in all 3 groups. The number of tender joints was significantly reduced for the EA and TCA groups. Physician's global score was significantly reduced for the EA group and patient's global score was significantly reduced for the TCA group. All the outcomes except patient's global score remained unchanged in the Sham group. CONCLUSION: This pilot study has allowed a number of recommendations to be made to facilitate the design of a large-scale trial, which in turn will help to clarify the existing evidence base on acupuncture for RA. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00404443  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 36  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1145  
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Author Chang, B. H.; Boehmer, U.; Zhao, Y.; Sommers, E. url  openurl
  Title The combined effect of relaxation response and acupuncture on quality of life in patients with HIV: a pilot study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication The journal of alternative and complementary medicine : research on paradigm, practice, and policy Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 13 Issue 8 Pages 807-815  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Pilot Study; RCT; Relaxation; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Unspecified Acupuncture Style; HIV Infections  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: Treatment advances have transformed human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) into a chronic manageable disease; quality of life (QoL) has become an important health outcome. Some studies have shown the individual effects of acupuncture and the relaxation response (RR) in improving QoL of patients with HIV/AIDS. In light of the presumed shared features of acupuncture and the RR, we conducted a pilot study to examine the effects of adding the RR to usual acupuncture treatment on improving the QoL of HIV/AIDS patients. DESIGN: Two-arm double-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTINGS/LOCATION AND SUBJECTS: We enrolled 119 patients with HIV/AIDS (mean age 46 years, 85% male) who had at least 1 of the highly prevalent HIV-related symptoms and who were receiving acupuncture treatment in an acupuncture clinic in Boston, MA. INTERVENTION: We randomized patients into intervention (N = 58) and control (N = 61) groups. All participants received individualized acupuncture treatments prescribed by their acupuncturists. While receiving acupuncture treatment, the intervention group wore earphones to listen to tapes with instructions to elicit the RR followed by soft music that was routinely played in the clinic; the control group listened only to soft music. OUTCOME MEASURES: Three (3) QoL scales: the Medical Outcomes Study HIV health survey, the Functional Assessment of HIV Infection, and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being, measured at baseline, 4-week, 8-week, and 12-week follow-ups. RESULTS: At the 12-week follow-up, the intervention group showed significant improvements in emotional (p = 0.0002), spiritual/peace (p = 0.02), physical (p = 0.003) and mental health (p = 0.0003) QoL from baseline. Results of mixed effects regression models indicated linear trends of improvement over time in these dimensions of QoL for the intervention group (p < 0.02). In the control group, the only significant improvement was observed in the emotional QoL (p < 0.01). The intervention group showed trends of greater improvements than the control group (p = 0.07 for 12-week physical health QoL). CONCLUSIONS: Data from this pilot trial suggested that adding the RR to acupuncture may enhance improvement in QoL of patients with HIV/AIDS. Further investigation on this putative synergistic effect is warranted  
  Address Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02130, USA. bhchang@bu.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 119  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition HIV Infections
  Disease Category HIV Infections OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 128  
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Author Ming, L.; Liu, X. openurl 
  Title Insomnia Due to Deficinecy of Both the Heart and Spleen Treated by Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Chinese Tuina 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 Pages 10-12  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Insomnia; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tuina  
  Abstract Objective: To observe theraputic effects of the comprehensive therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina for treatment of insomnia due to deficiency of both the heart and spleen. Methods: 92 cases were divided randomly into the treatment group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina) and the control group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion). Results: The theraputic effect of the treatment group was obviously superior to that of the control grup (the chi-squared test showed P<0.01).  
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  Language Number of Treatments 18  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 92  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Insomnia
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 874  
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Author Lu, M.; Liu, X. openurl 
  Title Insomnia Due to Deficinecy of Both the Heart and Spleen Treated by Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Chinese Tuina 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 Pages 10-12  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Insomnia; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tuina; Sleep Disorders  
  Abstract Objective: To observe theraputic effects of the comprehensive therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina for treatment of insomnia due to deficiency of both the heart and spleen. Methods: 92 cases were divided randomly into the treatment group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina) and the control group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion). Results: The theraputic effect of the treatment group was obviously superior to that of the control grup (the chi-squared test showed P<0.01).  
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  Language Number of Treatments 18  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 92  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorder
  Disease Category Sleep Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 773  
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Author Guo, J. url  openurl
  Title Chronic fatigue syndrome treated by acupuncture and moxibustion in combination with psychological approaches in 310 cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 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 27 Issue 2 Pages 92-95  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Bloodletting; Chronic Fatigue; Nervous System Diseases; Herbal Formula; Moxibustion; RCT; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with a psychological approach on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: The treatment was given by acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach based on differentiation of symptoms and signs in 310 cases. RESULTS: Of 310 cases observed, 275 cases (88.7%) were clinically cured, 28 cases (9%) improved, and 7 cases (2.3%) failed. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach is an effective therapy for CFS  
  Address Hospital of Chengdu Jiuxing Company of Textile Group, Chengdu 610053, China  
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  Treatment Follow-up 104 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 620  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 404  
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Author Schmid-Schwap, M.; Simma-Kletschka, I.; Stockner, A.; Sengstbratl, M.; Gleditsch, J.; Kundi, M.; Piehslinger, E. url  openurl
  Title Oral acupuncture in the therapy of craniomandibular dysfunction syndrome -- a randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal Wien Klin Wochenschr  
  Volume 118 Issue 1-2 Pages 36-42  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthralgia; Temporomandibular Joint Disorders; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Laser Acupuncture; Other Acupuncture Style; Pain; RCT; Sham Laser; Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome; Facial Pain; TMD; TMJ; Stomatognathic Diseases  
  Abstract CONTEXT: Patients with disorders of the stomatognathic system describe pain and clicking phenomena as primary symptoms. Rapid improvement of the pain is required to ensure and maintain adequate patient compliance. OBJECTIVE: The study was intended to assess the effects of acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular disorders as compared to placebo therapy (sham laser); the primary target parameter was the subjective pain sensation. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 23 patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to one of the two groups. One group received acupuncture treatment according to the very-point technique, the other group received sham laser treatment. The following observer-blinded findings were evaluated before and after treatment: subjective pain, mouth opening, and muscular tenderness and pain on pressure. In addition, mandibular joint movement pathways were recorded using electronic axiography. OUTCOMES: Improvements in pain scores (scale, 0-100) in the acupuncture group (19.1 +/- 11.9) were significant (p = 0.03) versus those in the placebo group (6.2 +/- 14.8). Mouth opening showed an insignificant trend towards improvement (p > 0.1) in the acupuncture (5.0 +/- 6.2 mm) versus the placebo group (1.0 +/- 4.7 mm), differences in tenderness and pain on pressure in neck and masticatory muscles were significant (p < 0,05) for most of the muscles having shown pretreatment tenderness or pain. The axiographic tracings were assessed for quality, symmetry and curve characteristics. Recordings of the opening and closing movement in the acupuncture group showed an increased frequency of improvements of curve characteristics as compared to the placebo group. The acupuncture group also showed an increased frequency of improvement in protrusion and retrusion movements, though no statistical significance could be obtained. CONCLUSION: On the basis of the results of the present study, acupuncture may be recommended as acute treatment of craniomandibular disorders, but studies with larger numbers of patients as well as about long-term treatment outcomes should be conducted  
  Address Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. martina.schmid-schwap@meduniwien.ac.at  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 23  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Facial Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score 58  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1022  
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Author Rutgers, M. J.; Van Romunde, L. K.J.; Osman, P. O. openurl 
  Title A small randomized comparative trial of acupuncture verses transcutaneous electrical neuro-stimulation in postherpetic neuralgia Type of Study RCT
  Year 1988 Publication Abbreviated Journal The Pain Clinic  
  Volume 2 Issue Pages 87-89  
  Keywords (up) Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Auricular Acupuncture; Herpes Zoster; Neuralgia; Pain; Postherpetic Neuralgia; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Shingles; TENS; Nervous System Diseases; RCT; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; AcuTrials; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation;  
  Abstract In a small comparative trial 23 patients with postherpetic neuralgia were at random allocated to either transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation (TENS) or acupuncture (ACP) treatment. A short-term effect was demonstrated only for acupuncture.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 18 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 23  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Neuralgia, Postherpetic
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1006  
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Author 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 (up) 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 Weiner, D. K.; Rudy, T. E.; Morone, N.; Glick, R.; Kwoh, C. K. url  openurl
  Title Efficacy of periosteal stimulation therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis-associated chronic knee pain: an initial controlled clinical trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Am Geriatr Soc  
  Volume 55 Issue 10 Pages 1541-1547  
  Keywords (up) Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Other Acupuncture Style; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Verum Acupoint Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of periosteal stimulation therapy (PST, osteopuncture) for the treatment of chronic pain associated with advanced knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Outpatient pain clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-eight community-dwelling older adults with moderate knee pain or greater for 3 months or longer and Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) grade 2 through 4 radiographic severity (80% had K-L 4). INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to receive PST or control PST once a week for 6 weeks. MEASUREMENTS: Pain severity and self-reported function (Western Ontario and McMasters University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)) and physical performance (Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)) were assessed at baseline, after the last PST session (post), and 3 months later (follow-up). Pain severity was also assessed monthly using the multidimensional pain inventory short form. RESULTS: Pain was reduced significantly more in the PST group than in the control PST group at post (P=.003; mean WOMAC pain subscale baseline 9.4 vs 6.4) and 1 month later (P<.001), but by 2 months, pain levels had regressed to pre-intervention levels. The group-by-time interaction for the WOMAC function scale was significant at post (P=.04) but not at follow-up (P=.63). No significant group differences were found for the SPPB. Neither analgesic use nor global improvement differed between groups. There were four treatment dropouts. CONCLUSION: PST affords short-term modest pain reduction for older adults with advanced knee OA. Future research should test the effectiveness of booster treatments in sustaining analgesic benefits and of combining PST with therapeutic exercise in ameliorating disability risk  
  Address Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, USA. dweiner@pitt.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 6 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 88  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1284  
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Author Duncan, B.; Donough-Means, S.; Worden, K.; Schnyer, R.; Andrews, J.; Meaney, F. J. url  openurl
  Title Effectiveness of osteopathy in the cranial field and myofascial release versus acupuncture as complementary treatment for children with spastic cerebral palsy: a pilot study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Abbreviated Journal J Am Osteopath Assoc  
  Volume 108 Issue 10 Pages 559-570  
  Keywords (up) Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cerebral Palsy; Motor Function; Myofascial Release; Pediatrics; Pilot Study; RCT; Wait-List Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; CAM Control; Osteopathic Medicine; Nervous System Diseases; Auricular Acupuncture; Scalp Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Symptom Based Point Selection  
  Abstract CONTEXT: Case reports and clinical trials have indicated that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may improve motor function and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of osteopathy in the cranial field, myofascial release, or both versus acupuncture in children with moderate to severe spastic cerebral palsy, as measured by several outcomes instruments in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Children between the ages of 20 months and 12 years with moderate to severe spastic cerebral palsy were enrolled in a single-blind, randomized wait-list control pilot study. There were three arms in the study: OMT (ie, osteopathy in the cranial field, myofascial release, or both, using direct or indirect methods), acupuncture, and control (ie, nontherapeutic attention). Children who were initially randomly assigned to the control arm were subsequently randomly reassigned to the intervention arms, increasing the sample size. Outcome measures included standard instruments used in the evaluation of children with cerebral palsy. Less traditional measures were also used, including serial evaluations by an independent blind osteopathic physician and visual analog scale assessments by an independent osteopathic physician and the parents or guardians. A total of 11 outcome variables were analyzed. RESULTS: Fifty-five patients were included in the study. Individual analyses of the 11 outcome variables revealed statistically significant improvement in two mobility measures for patients who received OMT--the total score of Gross Motor Function Measurement and the mobility domain of Functional Independence Measure for Children (P<.05). No statistically significant improvements were seen among patients in the acupuncture treatment arm. CONCLUSIONS: A series of treatments using osteopathy in the cranial field, myofascial release, or both improved motor function in children with moderate to severe spastic cerebral palsy. These results can be used to guide future research into the effectiveness of OMT or acupuncture in treating children with spastic cerebral palsy  
  Address Department of Pediatrics at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, AZ, USA. brduncan@email.arizona.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments 30  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 55  
  Time in Treatment 24 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 268  
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Author 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 (up) 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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