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Author Armour, M.; Dahlen, H.G.; Zhu, X.; Farquhar, C.; Smith, C.A. url  doi
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  Title The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2017 Publication PloS one Abbreviated Journal PLoS One  
  Volume 12 Issue 7 Pages 1-20  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Menstruation Disturbances; Dysmenorrhea; Women's Health; Gynecology; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Moxibustion; Indirect Moxibustion; Moxa; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of changing treatment timing and the use of manual, electro acupuncture on the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was performed with four arms, low frequency manual acupuncture (LF-MA), high frequency manual acupuncture (HF-MA), low frequency electro acupuncture (LF-EA) and high frequency electro acupuncture (HF-EA). A manualised trial protocol was used to allow differentiation and individualized treatment over three months. A total of 74 women were randomly assigned to one of the four groups (LF-MA n = 19, HF-MA n = 18, LF-EA n = 18, HF-EA n = 19). Twelve treatments were performed over three menstrual cycles, either once per week (LF groups) or three times in the week prior to menses (HF groups). All groups received a treatment in the first 48 hours of menses. The primary outcome was the reduction in peak menstrual pain at 12 months from trial entry. RESULTS: During the treatment period and nine month follow-up all groups showed statistically significant (p < .001) reductions in peak and average menstrual pain compared to baseline but there were no differences between groups (p > 0.05). Health related quality of life increased significantly in six domains in groups having high frequency of treatment compared to two domains in low frequency groups. Manual acupuncture groups required less analgesic medication than electro-acupuncture groups (p = 0.02). HF-MA was most effective in reducing secondary menstrual symptoms compared to both-EA groups (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture treatment reduced menstrual pain intensity and duration after three months of treatment and this was sustained for up to one year after trial entry. The effect of changing mode of stimulation or frequency of treatment on menstrual pain was not significant. This may be due to a lack of power. The role of acupuncture stimulation on menstrual pain needs to be investigated in appropriately powered randomised controlled trials.  
  Address The National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 74  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Dysmenorrhea
  Disease Category Menstruation Disturbances OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2416  
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Author Aranha, M.F.M.; Müller, C.E.E.; Gavião, M.B.D. url  doi
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  Title Pain intensity and cervical range of motion in women with myofascial pain treated with acupuncture and electroacupuncture: a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy Abbreviated Journal Braz J Phys Ther  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 34-43  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Pain; Myofascial Pain Syndromes; Musculoskeletal Diseases; RCT; Acu Versus Sham; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Ashi Acupuncture Style; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom-Based Point Selection; Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Near Verum Acupoint Control; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Neck Pain; Cervical Pain  
  Abstract Background: Acupuncture stimulates points on the body, influencing the perception of myofascial pain or altering physiologic functions. Objective: The aim was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EAC) and acupuncture (AC) for myofascial pain of the upper trapezius and cervical range of motion, using SHAM acupuncture as control. Method: Sixty women presenting at least one trigger point at the upper trapezius and local or referred pain for more than six months were randomized into EAC, AC, and SHAM groups. Eight sessions were scheduled and a follow-up was conducted after 28 days. The Visual Analog Scale assessed the intensity of local and general pain. A fleximeter assessed cervical movements. Data were analyzed using paired t or Wilcoxon's tests, ANOVA or Friedman or Kruskal-Wallis tests and Pearson's correlation (?=0.05). Results: There was reduction in general pain in the EAC and AC groups after eight sessions (P<0.001). A significant decrease in pain intensity occurred for the right trapezius in all groups and for the left trapezius in the EAC and AC groups. Intergroup comparisons showed improvement in general pain in the EAC and AC groups and in local pain intensity in the EAC group (P<0.05), which showed an increase in left rotation (P=0.049). The AC group showed increases in inclination (P=0.005) sustained until follow-up and rotation to the right (P=0.032). Conclusion: EAC and AC were effective in reducing the pain intensity compared with SHAM. EAC was better than AC for local pain relief. These treatments can assist in increasing cervical range of motion, albeit subtly.  
  Address Departamento de Morfologia, Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (FOP), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Piracicaba, SP, Brazil  
  Publisher Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy / Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
  Language Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 72  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2337  
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Author Ozgoli, G.; Sedigh Mobarakabadi, S.; Heshmat, R.; Alavi Majd, H.; Sheikhan, Z. url  doi
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  Title Effect of LI4 and BL32 acupressure on labor pain and delivery outcome in the first stage of labor in primiparous women: A randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2016 Publication Complementary Therapies in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 29 Issue Pages 175-180  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Acu Versus No Treatment; Acupressure; TCM Acupuncture Style; Labor, Obstetric; Analgesia; Women's Health; Labor Pain; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; No Treatment Control; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: This study examines and compares the effect of LI4 and BL32 acupressure with each other and control group on labor pain and delivery outcomes. DESIGN: In this randomized controlled trial, 105 primiparous women in active phase of first-stage of labor were equally assigned to two experimental groups [acupressure on LI4 (n=35) or BL32 (n=35)] and a control group (n=35). INTERVENTIONS: The experimental groups received routine labor care and acupressure in LI4 or BL32 points in three cervical dilatations (4-5, 6-7, and 8-10cm). The control group only received routine labor care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain was assessed by numerical rating scale in three cervical dilatations, before and after intervention. Type of delivery (cesarean, vaginal or operative delivery) and neonatal Apgar score were considered as delivery outcomes, these data collected by a check list. Data were analyzed using Repeated Measurement, ANOVA, Chi-Square, Kruskal-Wallis, and Mann-Whitney tests. RESULTS: Pain reduction was significantly greater in LI4 and BL32 groups compared with control in all periods of study. Also, acupressure on BL32 point was superior to LI4 point in pain relief in the first and second but not third intervention. No statistically significant difference was observed in terms of delivery outcomes. CONCLUSION: Acupressure on BL32 and LI4 points are effective in reducing labor pain compared to control group with a slight superiority for BL32 points. Acupressure on these points could apply for relief pain in labor as an inexpensive and easy to administered method.  
  Address Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address: zsheikhan@gmail.com  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency N/A Number of Participants 105  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Analgesia
  Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:27912944 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2198  
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Author Kim, B.H.; Kim, K.; Nam, H.J. url  doi
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  Title A comparative study on the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture, and digital electroacupuncture to treat tinnitus: A randomized, paralleled, open-labeled exploratory trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2017 Publication BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Abbreviated Journal BMC Complement Altern Med  
  Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 85  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Ear Diseases; Tinnitus; Hearing Disorders; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Auricular Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; CAM Control; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Many previous studies of electroacupuncture used combined therapy of electroacupuncture and systemic manual acupuncture, so it was uncertain which treatment was effective. This study evaluated and compared the effects of systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture for treating patients with tinnitus. METHODS: A randomized, parallel, open-labeled exploratory trial was conducted. Subjects aged 20-75 years who had suffered from idiopathic tinnitus for > 2 weeks were recruited from May 2013 to April 2014. The subjects were divided into three groups by systemic manual acupuncture group (MA), periauricular electroacupuncture group (PE), and distal electroacupuncture group (DE). The groups were selected by random drawing. Nine acupoints (TE 17, TE21, SI19, GB2, GB8, ST36, ST37, TE3 and TE9), two periauricular acupoints (TE17 and TE21), and four distal acupoints (TE3, TE9, ST36, and ST37) were selected. The treatment sessions were performed twice weekly for a total of eight sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes were the tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) score and the loud and uncomfortable visual analogue scales (VAS). Demographic and clinical characteristics of all participants were compared between the groups upon admission using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). One-way ANOVA was used to evaluate the THI, VAS loud, and VAS uncomfortable scores. The least significant difference test was used as a post-hoc test. RESULTS: Thirty-nine subjects were eligible and their data were analyzed. No difference in THI and VAS loudness scores was observed in between groups. The VAS uncomfortable scores decreased significantly in MA and DE compared with those in PE. Within the group, all three treatments showed some effect on THI, VAS loudness scores and VAS uncomfortable scores after treatment except DE in THI. CONCLUSIONS: There was no statistically significant difference between systemic manual acupuncture, periauricular electroacupuncture and distal electroacupuncture in tinnitus. However, all three treatments had some effect on tinnitus within the group before and after treatment. Systemic manual acupuncture and distal electroacupuncture have some effect on VAS uncomfortable. TRIAL REGISTRATION: KCT0001991 by CRIS (Clinical Research Information Service), 2016-8-1, retrospectively registered.  
  Address Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-701, Republic of Korea. ophthrl@khu.ac.kr  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 8  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 42  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Tinnitus
  Disease Category Ear Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:28143471; PMCID:PMC5282839 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2189  
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Author Tasoglu, O.; Sahin Onat, S.; Boluk, H.; Tasoglu, I.; Ozgirgin, N. url  openurl
  Title Comparision of two different dry-needling techniques in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2017 Publication Agri : Agri (Algoloji) Dernegi'nin Yayin Organidir = The Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology Abbreviated Journal Agri  
  Volume 29 Issue 1 Pages 9-16  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Dry Needling with Non-Acupuncture Needle; Pain; Myofascial Pain Syndromes; Acu Versus CAM Control; CAM Control; Dry-Needling; Peppering; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom-Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of two different dry needling (DN) techniques (deep dry needling & peppering) in myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: Seventy-two patients, who were diagnosed as MPS at our outpatient clinic were randomly assigned into two groups as deep dry needling (DDN) and peppering. All patients were evaluated four times as: before the treatment and 1-5-12 weeks after the completion of treatment protocol. In each evaluation, Visual analogue scale (VAS), Nottingham extended activities of daily living scale (NEADLS), Beck depression inventory (BDI) scores were recorded. Additionally, all patients were evaluated for the pain felt during the procedure and side effect profile. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients from DDN group and twenty-eight patients from peppering group accomplished the follow-up period. Both DDN and peppering seem to be effective for relieving pain and depressive symptoms and improving functionality compared to baseline when evaluated on the 1st, 5th and 12th weeks. On the other hand the intergroup analyses showed no significant differences between DDN and peppering groups. The only significant difference between the groups is the lesser pain felt during the procedure in the DDN group. CONCLUSION: Both DDN and peppering are effective in MPS and the effects last up to 12 weeks. Also the adverse event profiles of the two techniques are similar. On the other hand, DDN is a painless procedure.  
  Address Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physcial Medicine and Rehabiliation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.humaboluk@gmail.com  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 72  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:28467572 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2177  
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Author Li, H.L.; Sun, Y.Z. openurl 
  Title Clinical Research on the Effect of Scalp Penetration Acupuncture Treating Exercise-Induced Fatigue Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 20 Issue 2 Pages 79-82  
  Keywords RCT; Healthy Subjects; Athletic Performance; Sports Medicine; Athletes; Exercise; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Scalp Acupuncture; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; No Treatment Control  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the effects on exercise-induced fatigue with scalp penetration acupuncture. Methods: 60 athletes who train in 800-meter running were divided into 3 random groups. The Treatment Group was treated with head acupuncture and body acupuncture, while the Control Group was treated with body acupuncture. The Model Group received no treatment. The use of preventive acupuncture was applied 1 hour before training. The athletes' heart rate was recorded along with the hydracrylic acid, urea nitrogen, creatine kinase, and cruarin at the first and last day of training. Results: Compared with the Model Group, the Treatment Group had a rise in Hb levels and a decrease in heart rate (P< 0.05), along with a markedly decrease in LA, BUN and CK (P<0.01). Compared with the Control Group, treatment can increase Hb and decrease heart rate (P< 0.05), and decrease LA, BUN and CK (P< 0.05). Comparison among the 3 groups (P> 0.05) had no significant difference. Conclusion: Scalp penetration acupuncture can improve athletes' internal environment and increase the ability of contra-fatigue.  
  Address Second Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China, 150001  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 1.5 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 1.5 Weeks Condition Athletic Performance
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2048  
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Author Qu, L.; Ye, Y.; Li, C.; Gao, G. url  openurl
  Title Effect of Electroacupuncture on Transcutaneous Oxygen Partial Pressure During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Healthy Individuals Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine Abbreviated Journal Altern Ther Health Med  
  Volume 21 Issue 5 Pages 44-51  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Healthy Subjects; RCT; Pilot Study; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Electroacupuncture; Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation; PENS; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Physical; CAM Control; Acu versus Acu; HBOT; Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; Oxygen Partial Pressure  
  Abstract CONTEXT: The goal of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is to increase the oxygen (O(2)) supply to the body significantly. Because of the toxic side effects and complications of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO(2)), the environmental pressure and treatment time must be restricted. The research team hypothesized that other therapies administered during HBOT could safely improve the value of the arterial oxygen partial pressure (PaO(2)) during HBOT and improve its therapeutic effect. OBJECTIVE: The study intended to investigate whether electroacupuncture (EA) while receiving HBOT had a greater effect for healthy individuals than HBOT or EA alone or EA combined with normobaric pure oxygen (pure O(2)). DESIGN: The research team designed a randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: The study was performed in the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at the No. 401 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Qingdao, China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 81 volunteers were recruited. After thorough physical examination and laboratory testing, 21 volunteers were excluded from the study. Participants included 60 healthy volunteers. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups of 15 participants each: (1) an HBOT group, (2) an EA group, (3) an EA During HBOT group, and (4) an EA Combined With Pure O(2)group. OUTCOME MEASURES: Because at the current technology level a blood gas analyzer cannot test PaO(2)during HBOT, transcutaneous oxygen partial pressure (PtcO(2)) of the participants was tested instead. Before, during, and after EA, variations in PtcO(2)were monitored in each group. RESULTS: For the EA During HBOT group, (1) the increase in PtcO(2)during EA was significantly greater than that observed for the other 3 groups (P > .05). CONCLUSIONS: The EA During HBOT method provided improvements in the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of HBOT, and the study's results partially demonstrated the accuracy of the research team's hypothesis that EA therapy applied during HBOT could safely improve the value of PtcO(2)(PaO(2)) during HBOT and produce a greater therapeutic effect.  
  Address Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, No. 401, Hospital of the People's Liberation Army, Qingdao, China  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26393991 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2022  
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Author MacPherson, H.; Tilbrook, H.; Richmond, S.; Woodman, J.; Ballard, K.; Atkin, K.; Bland, M.; Eldred, J.; Essex, H.; Hewitt, C.; Hopton, A.; Keding, A.; Lansdown, H.; Parrott, S.; Torgerson, D.; Wenham, A.; Watt, I. url  doi
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  Title Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Annals of Internal Medicine Abbreviated Journal Ann Intern Med  
  Volume 163 Issue 9 Pages 653-662  
  Keywords RCT; Neck Pain; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Alexander Technique; Usual Care Control, Multimodality  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Management of chronic neck pain may benefit from additional active self-care-oriented approaches. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons or acupuncture versus usual care for persons with chronic, nonspecific neck pain. DESIGN: Three-group randomized, controlled trial. (Current Controlled Trials: ISRCTN15186354). SETTING: U.K. primary care. PARTICIPANTS: Persons with neck pain lasting at least 3 months, a score of at least 28% on the Northwick Park Questionnaire (NPQ) for neck pain and associated disability, and no serious underlying pathology. INTERVENTION: 12 acupuncture sessions or 20 one-to-one Alexander lessons (both 600 minutes total) plus usual care versus usual care alone. MEASUREMENTS: NPQ score (primary outcome) at 0, 3, 6, and 12 months (primary end point) and Chronic Pain Self-Efficacy Scale score, quality of life, and adverse events (secondary outcomes). RESULTS: 517 patients were recruited, and the median duration of neck pain was 6 years. Mean attendance was 10 acupuncture sessions and 14 Alexander lessons. Between-group reductions in NPQ score at 12 months versus usual care were 3.92 percentage points for acupuncture (95% CI, 0.97 to 6.87 percentage points) (P = 0.009) and 3.79 percentage points for Alexander lessons (CI, 0.91 to 6.66 percentage points) (P = 0.010). The 12-month reductions in NPQ score from baseline were 32% for acupuncture and 31% for Alexander lessons. Participant self-efficacy improved for both interventions versus usual care at 6 months (P < 0.001) and was significantly associated (P < 0.001) with 12-month NPQ score reductions (acupuncture, 3.34 percentage points [CI, 2.31 to 4.38 percentage points]; Alexander lessons, 3.33 percentage points [CI, 2.22 to 4.44 percentage points]). No reported serious adverse events were considered probably or definitely related to either intervention. LIMITATION: Practitioners belonged to the 2 main U.K.-based professional associations, which may limit generalizability of the findings. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture sessions and Alexander Technique lessons both led to significant reductions in neck pain and associated disability compared with usual care at 12 months. Enhanced self-efficacy may partially explain why longer-term benefits were sustained. PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE: Arthritis Research UK.  
  Address Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 517  
  Time in Treatment 20 Weeks Condition Neck Pain
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26524571 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2016  
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Author You, X.-M.; Mo, X.-S.; Ma, L.; Zhong, J.-H.; Qin, H.-G.; Lu, Z.; Xiang, B.-D.; Wu, F.-X.; Zhao, X.-H.; Tang, J.; Pang, Y.-H.; Chen, J.; Li, L.-Q. url  doi
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  Title Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Efficacy of Simo Decoction and Acupuncture or Chewing Gum Alone on Postoperative Ileus in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Hepatectomy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Medicine Abbreviated Journal Medicine (Baltimore)  
  Volume 94 Issue 45 Pages e1968  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Ileus; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture Point Injection; Herbal Formula; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities; Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; No Treatment Control  
  Abstract To compare the efficacy of simo decoction (SMD) combined with acupuncture at the tsusanli acupoint or chewing gum alone for treating postoperative ileus in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatectomy.In postoperative ileus, a frequent complication following hepatectomy, bowel function recovery is delayed, which increases length of hospital stay. Studies suggest that chewing gum may reduce postoperative ileus; SMD and acupuncture at the tsusanli acupoint have long been used in China to promote bowel movement.Patients with primary HCC undergoing hepatectomy between January 2015 and August 2015 were randomized to receive SMD and acupuncture (n = 55) or chewing gum (n = 53) or no intervention (n = 54) starting on postoperative day 1 and continuing for 6 consecutive days or until flatus. Primary endpoints were occurrence of postoperative ileus and length of hospital stay; secondary endpoints were surgical complications.Groups treated with SMD and acupuncture or with chewing gum experienced significantly shorter time to first peristalsis, flatus, and defecation than the no-intervention group (all P < 0.05). Hospital stay was significantly shorter in the combined SMD and acupuncture group (mean 14.0 d, SD 4.9) than in the no-intervention group (mean 16.5 d, SD 6.8; P = 0.014), while length of stay was similar between the chewing gum group (mean 14.7, SD 6.2) and the no-intervention group (P = 0.147). Incidence of grades I and II complications was slightly lower in both intervention groups than in the no-intervention group.The combination of SMD and acupuncture may reduce incidence of postoperative ileus and shorten hospital stay in HCC patients after hepatectomy. Chewing gum may also reduce incidence of ileus but does not appear to affect hospital stay. (Clinicaltrials.gov registration number: NCT02438436.).  
  Address From the Hepatobiliary Surgery Department, Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangxi Medical University (XMY, XSM, LM, JHZ, HGQ, ZL, BDX, FXW, YHP, JT, XHZ, JC, LQL); and Guangxi Liver Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Engineering and Technology Research Center, Nanning, PR China (XMY, LM, JHZ, BDX, FXW, YHP, JT, XHZ, JC, LQL)  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 181  
  Time in Treatment 6 Days Condition Ileus
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26559269 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 2015  
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Author Gemma, M.; Nicelli, E.; Gioia, L.; Moizo, E.; Beretta, L.; Calvi, M.R. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture accelerates recovery after general anesthesia: a prospective randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Journal of Integrative Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Integr Med  
  Volume 13 Issue 2 Pages 99-104  
  Keywords RCT; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Anesthesia Recovery Period; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Near Verum Acupoint Control; No Treatment Control  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture anesthesia was created in the 1950's in China and continues to be used there today during most major surgeries. It is widely used in China for such complex operations as brain, heart, and abdominal surgery. It is popular in China because it is economical, practical, and beneficial to the patients. With acupuncture anesthesia there is less bleeding during surgery and there is also quicker post-operative recovery. OBJECTIVE: This randomized prospective study aims at comparing the effect of two acupoints (Yongquan, KI1 and Renzhong, DU26) with sham acupuncture and no acupuncture on the time to recovery of consciousness after general anesthesia by means of the Bispectral Index monitor (BIS). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This is a prospective randomized controlled study. We randomly assigned 50 patients to 5 groups during recovery from surgical anesthesia. Four groups had acupuncture on KI1 (group A), DU26 (groups B), both KI1 and DU26 (group C), and sham points (group D), and one had no acupuncture (group E). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Bispectral Index (BIS), time to spontaneous eye opening, time to tracheal extubation, and time to following commands were measured as the main outcome measures. RESULTS: Time to spontaneous eye opening differed among groups (P=0.002), as well as time to tracheal extubation (P<0.000 1) and time to following commands (P=0.000 6). BIS values differed significantly among groups both 5 and 10 min after the end of anesthesia (P<0.000 1 and P=0.000 4, respectively). BIS values of groups D and E were lower than those of the other groups and those of group C were higher. The same pattern was observed also 15 and 30 min after the end of anesthesia, although the difference among groups was not significant at these time points (P=0.164 and P=0.104, respectively). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture on DU26 and KI1 accelerates recovery of consciousness after general anesthesia. Moreover, a possible synergistic effect of DU26 and KI1 is suggested. This issue may play a role in the optimization of operating room management and raise interest about the usefulness of acupuncture on unconsciousness states of different nature.  
  Address Department of Anesthesia and Neurointensive Care, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, 20132 Milan, Italy  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Day Frequency N/A Number of Participants 50  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Postoperative Recovery Time
  Disease Category Anesthesia and Analgesia OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:25797640 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1978  
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Author Law, S.K.; Lowe, S.; Law, S.M.; Giaconi, J.A.A.; Coleman, A.L.; Caprioli, J. url  doi
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  Title Prospective Evaluation of Acupuncture as Treatment for Glaucoma Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication American Journal of Ophthalmology Abbreviated Journal Am J Ophthalmol  
  Volume 160 Issue 2 Pages 256-265  
  Keywords Eye Diseases; Glaucoma; Cross-Over Design; Acu + Usual Care Versus CAM; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Style; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate acupuncture as treatment for glaucoma. DESIGN: Prospective double-masked randomized crossover study. METHODS: setting: Clinical practice. POPULATION: One eye per patient with primary open-angle glaucoma and stable intraocular pressure (IOP). INTERVENTION: Patients were randomized to receive 1 acupuncture series (12 sessions with either eye-related [eye-points] or non-eye-related [non-eye-points] acupoints) and then crossed over to receive the other series. OUTCOME MEASURES: IOP, blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), visual field (VF), optic disc and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements, compliance, and adverse reactions. Probability to detect 3 mm Hg IOP difference between series was 90%. RESULTS: Twenty-two patients volunteered and 11 (50.0%) completed the study; 8 (36.4%) did not complete treatment owing to changes of health, moving away, lack of transportation, or family crisis; and 3(13.6%) were withdrawn owing to needle sensitivity or IOP elevation (8 mm Hg) in the contralateral eye. After an acupuncture session, mean IOP increased slightly with both eye-points (from 12.9 +/- 1.8 mm Hg to 13.6 +/- 2.0 mm Hg, P = .019) and non-eye-points (from 13.0 +/- 1.5 mm Hg to 13.5 +/- 1.7 mm Hg, P = .073) series. HR, diurnal IOP, and BCVA showed no statistically significant changes after 12 sessions of either series. Systolic and diastolic BP were reduced after 12 sessions of non-eye-points series (P = .040, P = .002, respectively). Optic disc, RNFL, and VF showed no statistically significant changes. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture has no overall effect on diurnal IOP or BCVA but may temporally increase the IOP immediately after a treatment session. BP is lowered by acupuncture with non-eye-points, but not with eye-points. Compliance and adverse event rates were low.  
  Address Glaucoma Division, Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 week Frequency 1/wk Number of Participants 11  
  Time in Treatment 12 weeks Condition Glaucoma
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:25935101 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1968  
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Author Zhao, N.; Guo, R.; Ren, Q.; Ji, B.; Li, J. openurl 
  Title Effects of Acupuncture at Feishu (BL 13) and Nonmeridian-nonacupoint on Pulmonary Function Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication N European Journ Abbreviated Journal N European Journ  
  Volume Issue November Pages 28-29  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Healthy Subjects; Pulmonary Function; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract Studies have indicated that acupuncture at Feishu (BL 13) can improve pulmonary function, and cure many acute and chronic diseases in the respiratory system, but few studies about effects of acupuncture at Feishu (BL 13) and nonmeridian-nonacupoint on pulmonary functions in healthy persons are found at home and abroad. In the present paper, effects of acupuncture at Feishu (BL 13) and a nonmeridian-nonacupoint on pulmonary function in healthy persons were compared for exploring the mechanism of Feishu (BL 13) in treatment of diseases of the respiratory system.  
  Address Tangdu Hospital of Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710038, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Pulmonary Function
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1935  
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Author Hsu, C.-C.; Weng, C.-S.; Sun, M.-F.; Shyu, L.-Y.; Hu, W.-C.; Chang, Y.-H. url  doi
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  Title Evaluation of scalp and auricular acupuncture on EEG, HRV, and PRV Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication The American Journal of Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 35 Issue 2 Pages 219-230  
  Keywords AcuTrials; NRCT; Healthy Subjects; Cross-Over Design; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Sham Control; EEG; Electroencephalography; Heart Rate Variability; ECG; Electrocardiography  
  Abstract In this study, the EEG, ECG and blood-pressure-pulse recorder were employed to evaluate heart rate variability, pulse rate variability, and EEG of 10 adults after scalp (experimental test I) at Sishencong scalp acupoint and auricular (experimental test II) acupuncture at Shenmen auricular acupoint for about 10 min. Comparison of the results between the experimental tests and a control with no stimulation test showed that both the heart rate and pulse rate were decreased, and the blood pressure fell. The high and low frequency power of FFT analysis of heart rate was increased and decreased, respectively; indicating that the parasympathetic nerves were activated and the sympathetic nerves were inhibited. The analysis of the power spectrum of EEG showed that the number of low frequency waves was increased after acupuncture stimulation. Therefore, acupuncture on either Sishencong or Shenmen might calm the mind, slow down the heart rate, and activate the parasympathetic nerves.  
  Address Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli, Taiwan, ROC  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 10  
  Time in Treatment 3 Days Condition Healthy Subjects
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:17436363 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1934  
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Author Zhenzhong, L.; Xiaojun, Y.; Weijun, T.; Yuehua, C.; Jie, S.; Jimeng, Z.; Anqi, W.; Chunhui, B.; Yin, S. url  doi
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  Title Comparative effect of electroacupuncture and moxibustion on the expression of substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide in patients with irritable bowel syndrome Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 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 35 Issue 4 Pages 402-410  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; IBS; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Colonic Mucosa; Neuropeptide Substance P; Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide; Immunohistochemistry Assay; Colonoscopy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Moxibustion; Moxa; Electroacupuncture  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the impacts of electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Mox) on the primary gastrointestinal symptoms and the expressions of colonic mucosa-associated neuropeptide substance P (SP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in patients with either diarrhea-predominant or constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D and IBS-C, respectively). METHODS: Eighty-five IBS patients were randomly allocated to the EA and Mox groups. Zusanli (ST 36) and Shangjuxu (ST 37) were selected as acupoints for electroacupuncture or warm moxibustion treatment once a day for 14 consecutive days. Before and after the treatment sessions, a Visual Analog Pain Scale and the Bristol Stool Form Scale were used to evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms. There were four dropout cases, leaving 81 participants (41 with IBS-D and 40 with IBS-C) who volunteered to undergo colonoscopy before and after the treatment sessions. During colonoscopy, sigmoid mucosa were collected to detect SP and VIP expression using immunohistochemistry assay. RESULTS: Both EA and Mox treatments were effective at relieving abdominal pain in IBS-D and IBS-C patients. However, Mox was more effective at reducing diarrhea in IBS-D patients, whereas EA was more effective at improving constipation in IBS-C patients. EA and Mox treatments both down-regulated the abnormally increased SP and VIP expression in the colonic mucosa, with no significant difference shown between the two treatments. CONCLUSION: Both EA and Mox treatments are effective at ameliorating gastrointestinal symptoms by reducing SP and VIP expression in the colonic mucosa of IBS patients.  
  Address Department of Physical Therapy and Acupuncture, Jinhua Hospital of Zhejiang University, Jinhua 321000, China  
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  Language English Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 85  
  Time in Treatment 2 weeks Condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26427109 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1923  
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Author Lynn, B.; Perl, E.R. openurl 
  Title Failure of Acupuncture to Produce Localized Changes in Subjective Cold Pain Ratings Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 1976 Publication Advances in Pain Research and Therapy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 755-759  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Healthy Subjects; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Pain; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control  
  Abstract In a previous study (7,8) it was found that acupuncture produced only small, widely spread increases in pain threshold and decreases in pinprick discrimination. It seemed possible that our failure to find the spatial pattern of changes predicted by acupuncturists was because of using tests that involved only threshold levels of pain, and that tests involving stronger stimulation might reveal a different pattern of changes. The publication of a number of reports (2,4,10,11) which claimed that suprathreshold pain assessments were reduced by acupuncture of traditional points, but not by acupuncture at “placebo” points, further encouraged us to reexamine the efficiency of acupuncture using similar tests. A method for producing graded cold pain at a variety of places on the body surface was therefore developed. The results obtained using it to study changes during acupuncture are reported herein.  
  Address Department of Physiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 24  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Anesthesia and Analgesia
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1909  
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Author Hubscher, M.; Vogt, L.; Ziebart, T.; Banzer, W. openurl 
  Title Immediate effects of acupuncture on strength performance: a randomized, controlled crossover trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2010 Publication Eur J Appl Physiol Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 110 Issue 2 Pages 353-358  
  Keywords Healthy Subjects; Athletic Performance; Sports Medicine; Acupuncture; Cross-Over Design; Acu Versus > 1 Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Laser; CAM Control; Rct; AcuTrials; Exercise  
  Abstract The present study investigated the immediate efficacy of acupuncture compared to sham acupuncture and placebo laser acupuncture on strength performance. A total of 33 recreational athletes (25.2 +/- 2.8 years; 13 women) were randomized to receive acupuncture, sham acupuncture (needling at non-acupuncture points) and placebo laser acupuncture (deactivated laser device) in a double-blind crossover fashion with 1 week between trials. Assessment included bipedal drop jumps for maximum rebound height and quadriceps maximum isometric voluntary force (MIVF). Furthermore, surface electromyography (EMG) was used to measure the EMG activity of the rectus femoris muscle during a 30-s sustained MIVF of the knee extensors. Mean power frequency (MPF) analysis was applied to characterize muscular endurance. Measurements were performed at baseline and immediately after treatment by a blinded investigator. Repeated measures ANOVA and post hoc paired-sample t test with Bonferroni-Holm correction were used for statistical analysis. The difference in the mean change in MIVF from baseline between acupuncture (46.6 N) and sham laser acupuncture (19.6 N) was statistically significant (p < 0.05), but no significant difference was found between acupuncture (46.6 N) and sham acupuncture (28.8 N). ANOVA did not show statistically significant treatment effects for drop jump height or MPF. The present study shows that a single acupuncture treatment was efficacious for improving isometric quadriceps strength in recreational athletes. These results might have implications not only for athletic performance enhancement, but also for rehabilitation programs aimed at restoring neuromuscular function.  
  Address Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Ginnheimer Landstrasse 39, 60487, Frankfurt, Germany, m.huebscher@sport.uni-frankfurt.de.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 33  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Athletic Performance
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 2/7/2013; Date Modified: 10/13/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Athletic Performance; Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Ginnheimer Landstrasse 39, 60487, Frankfurt, Germany, m.huebscher@sport.uni-frankfurt.de.; Eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=20499248 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1869  
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Author Itoh, K.; Katsumi, Y.; Kitakoji, H. openurl 
  Title Trigger point acupuncture treatment of chronic low back pain in elderly patients--a blinded RCT Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Med  
  Volume 22 Issue 4 Pages 170-177  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Back Pain; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Rct; Cross-Over Design; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Trigger Point Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Geriatrics  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: There is some evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in chronic low back pain, but it remains unclear which acupuncture modes are most effective. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of two different modes of trigger point acupuncture on pain and quality of life in chronic low back pain patients compared to standard acupuncture treatment. METHODS: Thirty five consecutive out-patients (25 women, 10 men; age range: 65-81 years) from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, with non-radiating low back pain for at least six months and normal neurological examination, were randomised to one of three groups over 12 weeks. Each group received two phases of acupuncture treatment with an interval between them. Nine patients dropped out during the course of the study. The standard acupuncture group (n=9) received treatment at traditional acupuncture points for low back pain, while the other acupuncture groups received superficial (n=9) or deep (n=9) treatments on trigger points. Outcome measures were VAS pain intensity and Roland Morris Questionnaire. RESULTS: After treatment, the group that received deep needling to trigger points reported less pain intensity and improved quality of life compared to the standard acupuncture group or the group that received superficial needling to trigger points, but the differences were not statistically significant. There was a significant reduction in pain intensity between the treatment and interval in the group that received deep needling to trigger points (P<0.01), but not in the standard acupuncture group or the group that received superficial needling to trigger points. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that deep needling to trigger points may be more effective in the treatment of low back pain in elderly patients than either standard acupuncture therapy, or superficial needling to trigger points.  
  Address Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. k_itoh@muom.meiji-u.ac.jp  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 35  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 12/16/2014; Date Modified: 9/24/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. kitoh@muom.meiji-u.ac.jp; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&listuids=15628774 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1868  
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Author Li, Y.; Fu, R. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Effect and Blood Rheology of Patients with Cervical Spondylosis Treated with Acupuncture Combined with Massage Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Int J Clin Acupunct Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 22 Issue 2 Pages 61-63  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Neck Pain; Spondylosis; Rct; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Massage  
  Abstract To explore the effect of acupuncture combined with massage on the therapeutic effect and blood rheology in patients with cervical spondylosis. Methods: 120 patients with cervical spondylosis were divided into the treatment group and the control group by the multicenter, randomized, double blind method, the control group was given simple acupuncture treatment, and the treatment group was given massage on the basis of the control group, two groups were compared by curative effect and change of blood rheology. Results: The total efficiency was 93.3% in the treatment group was higher than 80% in the control group (P < 0.05). The improvement indexes of whole blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, erythrocyte aggregation was significantly higher in the treatment group than those in the control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with massage for cervical spondylosis patients can significantly improve the indexes of blood rheology, relieving the patient's symptoms and the treatment effect.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Nanjing Governmental Hospital, Nanjing, China. e-mail: tcmhealth@aol.com  
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  Language Number of Treatments 15  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 120  
  Time in Treatment 15 Weeks Condition Spondylosis
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 2/5/2015; Date Modified: 10/1/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Spondylosis; Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Nanjing Governmental Hospital, Nanjing, China. e-mail: tcmhealth@aol.com Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1866  
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Author Jin, Z.; Yang, F.; Wang, Y. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Effect Observation on Electroacupuncture plus Acupoint Injection for Alopecia Areata Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication J Acupunct Tuina Sci Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9 Issue 3 Pages 165-167  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Rct; Electroacupuncture; Acupoint Injection; Acupuncture; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture Point Injection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Plum Blossom; Seven Star Needles; Herb, Single; Ginger; Alopecia; Alopecia Areata; Hair Loss; Skin Diseases  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin for alopecia areata. Methods: Seventy cases of alopecia areata were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 35 in each group. Cases in the treatment group were treated with combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin, while cases in the control group with seven-star needle tapping and rubbing using fresh ginger piece. Results: The total effective rates of the treatment group and control group were 94.3% and 77.1% respectively, with a significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined electroacupuncture and acupoint injection of Mecobalamin is effective for alopecia areata.  
  Address 1) No.2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China. 2) Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, P. R. China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/Week Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Alopecia
  Disease Category OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 4/2/2015; Date Modified: 10/13/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Alopecia; 1) No.2 Hospital Affiliated to Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P. R. China. 2) Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, P. R. China. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial (down) 1863  
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Author 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 (down) 1860  
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