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Author Gang, O. url  openurl
  Title Effects of Various Stimulation Methods on Bone Mineral Densitiy in Patients with Primary Osteoporosis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication Abbreviated Journal Internat J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 18 Issue 2 Pages 124-127  
  Keywords Miscellaneous; Osteoporosis; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Moxibustion; AcuTrials  
  Abstract Objective: To explore a method for increasing bone mineral density in the patient with primary osteoporosis. Methods: Sixty-two cases of primary osteoporosis were randomly divided into the acupuncture group of 32 cases and the moxibustion group of 30 cases. They were treated by acupuncture or moxibustion at Zusanli (ST36), Guanyuan (CV4), Pishu (BL20), Shenshu (BL23), Taixi (KI3) and Sanyinjiao (SP6) respectively. Results: Acupuncture or moxibustion both can increase the bone mineral density of lumbar vertebrae (P<0.01, P<0.05), with acupuncture being better than that of moxibustion (P<0.05). Conclusion: The therapeutic effects of acupuncture is superior to that of moxibustion in treatment of primary osteoporosis.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 90  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 62  
  Time in Treatment 24 Weeks Condition Osteoporosis
  Disease Category Miscellaneous OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 355  
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Author Taechaarpornkul, W.; Suvapan, D.; Theppanom, C.; Chanthipwaree, C.; Chirawatkul, A. url  openurl
  Title Comparison of the effectiveness of six and two acupuncture point regimens in osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 Publication Abbreviated Journal Acupunct Med  
  Volume 27 Issue 1 Pages 3-8  
  Keywords Arthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; AcuTrials  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Although substantial data have supported the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating knee osteoarthritis (OA), the number of points used has varied. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of six and two acupuncture points in the treatment of knee OA. METHODS: A randomised trial of knee OA patients was conducted. Patients were randomly allocated into two groups of 35. The “six point group” received treatment at six acupuncture points, ST35, EX-LE4 (Neixiyan), ST36, SP9, SP10 and ST34, while the “two point group” received treatment at just the first pair of points, ST35 and EX-LE4. Both groups received twice weekly electroacupuncture on 10 occasions. Electrical stimulation was carried out at low-frequency of 3 Hz to all points, with the intensity as high as tolerable. Both groups were allowed to take a 200 mg celecoxib capsule per day for intolerable pain. Patients were assessed at baseline, week 5, week 9 and week 13, using a Thai language version of the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Global assessment of change after 10 treatments was also recorded. RESULTS: Acupuncture at both six and two acupuncture points was associated with significant improvement. Mean total WOMAC score at weeks 5 and 13 of patients in both groups showed no significant difference statistically (p = 0.75 and p = 0.51). Moreover, the number of celecoxib capsules taken, global assessment of global change and body weight change of both groups also showed no statistical difference. CONCLUSION: This evidence suggests that electroacupuncture to two local points may be sufficient to treat knee OA, but in view of some limitations to this study further research is necessary before this can be stated conclusively  
  Address Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Center, 88/26 Soi Bamrasnaradura, Tiwanon Road, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand; wiratt@health.moph.go.th  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 8 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 5 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1142  
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Author Li, K.; Wei, D.; Li, J. K. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture plus acupoint-injection for treatment of cervical spondylosis of vertebroarterial type Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 28 Issue 4 Pages 243-244  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Cervical Spondylosis; Neck Pain; Spondylosis; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Moxibustion; Herbal Injection; Acu Versus CAM Control; CAM Control; AcuTrials  
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  Address Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Spondylosis
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 683  
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Author Rezvani, M.; Yaraghi, A.; Mohseni, M.; Fathimoghadam, F. url  doi
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  Title Efficacy of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture Versus Traditional Chinese Acupuncture for Migraine Treatment Type of Study RCT
  Year 2014 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-4  
  Keywords RCT; Headache Disorders; Migraine; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Scalp Acupuncture; Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture; Yamamoto Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Background: Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) is an effective alternative treatment in migraine headache. The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effect of Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture (YNSA), a recently developed microcupuncture system, with TCA for the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine headache. Methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 80 patients with migraine headache were assigned to receive YNSA or TCA. A pain visual analogue scale (VAS) and migraine therapy assessment questionnaire (MTAQ) were completed before treatment, after 6 and 18 sections of treatment, and 1 month after completion of therapy. Results: All the recruited patients completed the study. Baseline characteristics were similar between the two groups. Frequency and severity of migraine attacks, nausea, the need for rescue treatment, and work absence rate decreased similarly in both groups. Recovery from headache and ability to continue daily activities 2 hours after medical treatment showed similar improvement in both groups (p>0.05). Conclusion: Classic acupuncture and YNSA are similarly effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine headache and may be considered as alternatives to pharmacotherapy.  
  Address Department of Anesthesiology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran  
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  Language Number of Treatments 18  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Migraine
  Disease Category Headache Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 989  
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Author Lee, C. K.; Chien, T. J.; Hsu, J. C.; Yang, C. Y.; Hsiao, J. M.; Huang, Y. R.; Chang, C. L. url  openurl
  Title The effect of acupuncture on the incidence of postextubation laryngospasm in children Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication Anaesthesia Abbreviated Journal Anaesthesia  
  Volume 53 Issue 9 Pages 917-920  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; AcuTrials; Bloodletting; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Laryngismus; Laryngospasm; Pediatrics; Postoperative Care; Postoperative Complications; RCT; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Laryngospasm occurring after tracheal extubation in children is potentially dangerous. This study uses acupuncture with bloodletting at the Shao Shang (L 11) or Shang Yang (Li 1) acupoints to investigate whether this technique can prevent or treat laryngospasm. Seventy-six patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the acupuncture group (n = 38) were treated with bilateral Shao Shang acupunctures at the end of the operation. Patients in the control group (n = 38) were not. The incidence of laryngospasm in the acupuncture group (5.3%) was less than that in the control group (23.7%) (p < 0.05). If laryngospasm developed, patients were immediately treated with acupuncture at either the Shao Shang or Shang Yang acupoints. As judged by an increase in peripheral oxygen saturation, the laryngospasm was relieved within 1 min of acupuncture in all patients. It is concluded that acupuncture with bloodletting at the Shao Shang acupoint may prevent and treat laryngospasm occurring after tracheal extubation in children  
  Address Department of Anaesthesiology, 806 General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 76  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Laryngismus
  Disease Category Respiratory Tract Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 636  
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Author Widerstrom-Noga, E.; Dyrehag, L. E.; Borglum-Jensen, L.; Aslund, P. G.; Wenneberg, B.; Andersson, S. A. url  openurl
  Title Pain threshold responses to two different modes of sensory stimulation in patients with orofacial muscular pain: psychologic considerations Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Orofac Pain  
  Volume 12 Issue 1 Pages 27-34  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Analgesia; Anxiety; Pain; Depression; Facial Pain; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; TCM Acupuncture Style; Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Depressive Disorder; Stomatognathic Diseases; TMD; TMJ  
  Abstract This study focuses on the influence of trait anxiety and mood variables on changes in tooth pain threshold following two similar methods of somatic afferent stimulation, one familiar (manual acupuncture) and one unfamiliar (low-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation [low-TENS]). Twenty-one acupuncture responders, treated for long-lasting orofacial muscular pain but naive to low-TENS, were selected for the study. In an experimental session, acupuncture and low-TENS were randomly given during two periods separated by a rest interval. Tooth pain thresholds (PT) were measured before and after stimulation with a computerized electrical pulp tester. Trait anxiety and depression were assessed with psychometric forms before the experimental session in all patients, whereas momentary mood was assessed in 10 randomly selected patients with visual analogue scales during and after the two types of stimulation. Following acupuncture, the group average PT increased significantly, whereas no significant change was observed following low-TENS. Higher scores on trait anxiety correlated significantly with a low PT increase following low-TENS, and higher ratings of stress correlated significantly with a low PT increase following acupuncture. This indicates that the magnitude of analgesia induced by these methods may be modified by psychologic factors like anxiety and stress  
  Address Department of Physiology, Goteborg University, Sweden. ewiderst@miamiproj.med.miami.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 33  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Facial Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score 50  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1306  
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Author Li, Q.; Wang, L. url  openurl
  Title Clinical observation on correcting malposition of fetus by electro-acupuncture Type of Study RCT
  Year 1996 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 16 Issue 4 Pages 260-262  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Breech Presentation; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Moxibustion; No Treatment Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Labor, Obstetric  
  Abstract Forty-eight cases of malposition of fetus were treated by electro-acupuncture, using Zhiyin (UB 67) points. 39 cases were corrected with a rate of 81.3%, the average session of treatment being 1.41. Two control groups were set up: moxibustion and blank control group. Statistical analysis shows that efficacy of electro-acupuncture is markedly superior to that of the blank. Sessions of electro-acupuncture were less than that of moxibustion and the difference was statistically significant, though there is no significant difference of efficacy between the two groups.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 111  
  Time in Treatment 1 Week Condition Breech Presentation
  Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 688  
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Author Aydin, S.; Ercan, M.; Caskurlu, T.; Tasci, A. I.; Karaman, I.; Odabas, O.; Yilmaz, Y.; Agargun, M. Y.; Kara, H.; Sevin, G. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture and hypnotic suggestions in the treatment of non-organic male sexual dysfunction Type of Study RCT
  Year 1997 Publication Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology Abbreviated Journal Scand J Urol Nephrol  
  Volume 31 Issue 3 Pages 271-274  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Hypnosis; Impotence; Genital Diseases, Male; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; Sexual Dysfunctions, Physiological; Erectile Dysfunction  
  Abstract We have examined the effects of acupuncture and hypnotic suggestions, and compared them with placebo in the treatment of male sexual dysfunction with no detectable organic cause. The study comprised 15 men (mean age 36.7 +/- 10.43 years) who received acupuncture treatment, 16 men (mean age 38.4 +/- 10.75 years) who underwent hypnosis (mean age 35.3 +/- 11.52 years) and 29 men (mean age 36.2 +/- 11.38 years) who served as controls. They were interviewed periodically; the patients' reports were verified by interviewing their partners. Men who received placebo had a 43-47% improvement in sexual function, while the rates of improvement in the treated groups were higher, but not significantly so. The success rates of acupuncture and hypnotic suggestions were 60% and 75% respectively. Although the improvement was not statistically significant, treatment with acupuncture could be used as an adjuvant therapy in non-organic male sexual dysfunction. The only treatment superior to placebo seemed to be hypnosis. A more effective treatment may be obtained by combining these therapeutic modalities, but this needs further study  
  Address Department of Urology, Medical School of Yuzuncu Yil University, Istanbul, Turkey  
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  Language Number of Treatments 12  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 48  
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Author Geirsson, G.; Wang, Y. H.; Lindstrom, S.; Fall, M. url  openurl
  Title Traditional acupuncture and electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve. A trial in chronic interstitial cystitis Type of Study RCT
  Year 1993 Publication Scandinavian journal of urology and nephrology Abbreviated Journal Scand J Urol Nephrol  
  Volume 27 Issue 1 Pages 67-70  
  Keywords TENS; CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cross-Over Design; Cystitis; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Interstitial Cystitis; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; TCM Acupuncture Style; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Urologic Diseases  
  Abstract A prospective study on the symptomatic effect of traditional Chinese acupuncture treatment and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) of the tibial nerve in patients with interstitial cystitis is presented. There was no difference in voiding frequency, mean voided volume, maximal voided volume or visual analogue scale symptom scores before or after treatment with either TENS or acupuncture. Only one patient became improved both subjectively and objectively after acupuncture for a short period of time. Even though the present material involves a small group of patients, it seems that the two methods, as applied in this study, have a very limited effect in patients with interstitial cystitis  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 12  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Cystitis, Interstitial
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 373  
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Author Thomas, M.; Lundberg, T. url  openurl
  Title Importance of modes of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic nociceptive low back pain Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 Publication Abbreviated Journal Acta Anaesthesiol Scand  
  Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 63-69  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Back Pain; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Electroacupuncture; Low Back Pain; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Wait-List Control  
  Abstract A controlled study of different modes of acupuncture stimulation was conducted on patients fulfilling clinical criteria for chronic low back pain of nociceptive origin. Forty patients were randomly entered into the study. Thirty had three trial treatments with manual stimulation of needles (MS), electrical low frequency stimulation at 2 Hz (LF), and high-frequency stimulation at 80 Hz (HF), and then continued treatment with the mode they felt most benefitted them. Ten patients were put on the waiting list for treatment but served as the untreated control group. The results were evaluated after 6 weeks and at 6 months for: activity related to pain; mobility; verbal descriptors of pain and the patient's subjective assessment of his condition. After 6 weeks, patients receiving treatment showed significant improvement (P < 0.05 to P < 0.001) on three of the four measures compared to the untreated controls. After 6 months a similar measure of significant improvement was seen in patients continuing with low-frequency (LF) acupuncture, but not in those groups continuing with manual stimulation (MS) or high-frequency (HF) acupuncture. The results suggest that 2 Hz electrical stimulation is the mode of choice when using acupuncture in the treatment of chronic nociceptive low back pain  
  Address Department of Physiology II, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 7  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 40  
  Time in Treatment 5 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1161  
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Author Li, Q. S.; Cao, S. H.; Xie, G. M.; Gan, Y. H.; Ma, H. J.; Lu, J. Z.; Zhang, Z. H. url  openurl
  Title Combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Relieving effects of Chinese herbs, ear-acupuncture and epidural morphing on postoperative pain in liver cancer Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 Publication Abbreviated Journal Chin Med J (Engl)  
  Volume 107 Issue 4 Pages 289-294  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Cancer; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; Liver Cancer; Pain, Postoperative; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Liver Neoplasms; Neoplasms  
  Abstract In the evaluation of Chinese herbs (A), ear-acupuncture (B) and epidural morphine (C) to relieve postoperative pain and abdominal distension, sixteen male patients with primary liver cancer were observed. This study was conducted by means of orthogonal experiment and double blind, randomized design. The patients received various treatments according to the display of the orthogonal table L16(2)15 which corresponds to 2(3) factorial experiment design. C+ (morphine 2 mg) was given before the peritoneum was sutured. A+ (orally administered) and B+ were given 24 hours after operation. 50-100 mg of pethidine was given when the pain intensity VAS (0-100) exceeded 50-70. The observation parameters included plasma leucine enkephalin (LEK), postoperative total dosage of narcotics administered for 5 days, VAS for pain and pain reliever, abdominal distension, urinary retention, constipation, etc. The results were as follows: a. Patients who had received A (A+B+C+, A+B+C-, A+B-C-, A+B-C+); C (C+A+B+, C+A+B-, C+A-B+, C+A-B-), or B (B+A+C+, B+A+C-, B+A-C+, B+A-C-) produced better analgesic effects than those who had received placebo. The A, B, and C reduced narcotics 650, 450 and 550 mg respectively when compared with placebo. The effects of A and C were of statistical significance (P < 0.05), while AB, BC, and AC interactions were not found; b. A and B minimized abdominal distension and urinary retention, while C prolonged them. As compared with the placebo, A and B accelerated restoration of bowel peristalsis (P < 0.05, ANOVA). Both A and B decreased it for 165 hours, while epidural morphine prolonged it for 49 hours; and c.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)  
  Address Research Center on Pain, Zhong Shan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University  
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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 Week Condition Liver Neoplasms
  Disease Category Neoplasms OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 687  
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Author Lux, G.; Hagel, J.; Backer, P.; Backer, G.; Vogl, R.; Ruppin, H.; Domschke, S.; Domschke, W. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture inhibits vagal gastric acid secretion stimulated by sham feeding in healthy subjects Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 Publication Gut Abbreviated Journal Gut  
  Volume 35 Issue 8 Pages 1026-1029  
  Keywords Healthy Subjects; Gastric Acid; RCT; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; EA; Laser Acupuncture; Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation; TENS; Unspecified Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; No Treatment Control  
  Abstract In a prospective randomised study, the effect of acupuncture on sham feeding stimulated gastric acid secretion was investigated. In eight healthy volunteers (five men, three women, mean (SEM) age 26.3 (4.7) years) various methods of acupuncture were performed. Apart from the sham procedure, the acupuncture was performed at the classic acupuncture points. Electroacupuncture reduced gastric acid secretion expressed as median (range) significantly during the first 30 minute period to 1.6 (0-5.2) mmol compared with 3.8 (2.3-14.5) mmol (p < 0.05) during control period (sham feeding without acupuncture). Inhibition of gastric acid secretion by electroacupuncture was also significant during the second 30 minute period (0.2 (0-5.6) v 3.6 (0.3-9.1) mmol; p < 0.05) and for peak acid output (0.8 (0.2-5.1) v 7.6 (3.4-12.1) mmol; p < 0.05). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also resulted in significant reduction of gastric acid secretion during the first 30 minute period (1.0 (0-3.6) mmol v 3.8 (2.3-14.5) mmol; p < 0.05), and peak acid output (3.6 (1.2-12.0) v 7.6 (3.4-12.1) mmol; p < 0.05). The classic needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture, and sham acupuncture had no significant effect on gastric acid secretion. This study shows firstly that in healthy volunteers, only the versions of acupuncture using more pronounced stimulation (electroacupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), but not those with only mild stimulation of the nerves (classic needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture), and secondly only acupuncture performed at defined points lead to significant reduction in gastric acid secretion.  
  Address Department of Medicine A, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.  
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  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 8  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Gastric Acid
  Disease Category Healthy Subjects OCSI Score  
  Notes Date of Input: 5/28/2015; Date Modified: 5/28/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Department of Medicine A, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=7926899 Approved yes  
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Author Pei, J. url  openurl
  Title Treatment of sciatica by acupuncture at jiaji points--a report of 168 cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 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 14 Issue 4 Pages 266-268  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Low Back Pain; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sciatica; TCM Acupuncture Style; Back Pain  
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  Address Department of Acupuncture, Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 168  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Sciatica
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 941  
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Author Hansen, P. E.; Hansen, J. H. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture management of chronic facial pain. A double-blind cross-over study Type of Study RCT
  Year 1981 Publication Ugeskrift for laeger Abbreviated Journal Ugeskr Laeger  
  Volume 143 Issue 44 Pages 2885-2887  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cross-Over Design; Facial Pain; Pain; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; TCM Acupuncture Style; Trigeminal Neuralgia  
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  Time in Treatment Condition Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 429  
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Author Berry, H.; Fernandes, L.; Bloom, B.; Clark, R. J.; Hamilton, E. B. url  openurl
  Title Clinical study comparing acupuncture, physiotherapy, injection and oral anti-inflammatory therapy in shoulder-cuff lesions Type of Study RCT
  Year 1980 Publication Current medical research and opinion Abbreviated Journal Curr Med Res Opin  
  Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 121-126  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Moxibustion; Pain; Physical Therapy; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Shoulder Impingement Syndrome; Shoulder Pain  
  Abstract In a single-blind trial, five treatments for painful stiff shoulder were compared for a 4-week assessment period in 60 patients. The treatments were acupuncture, steroid injection with placebo and with active tolmetin sodium, physiotherapy in the form of ultrasound and 'placebo' physiotherapy with placebo tolmetin sodium. Objective assessment was gained by use of goniometer readings to monitor shoulder abduction. Pain was measured by visual analogue scales and by a 4-point scale. Comparative assessment was also recorded and at the end of the study a success or failure was recorded for each patient's treatment. With very few exceptions all patients improved markedly, both in terms of the subjective and objective parameters. No differences between the treatments were detected. The incidence and severity of side-effects was low. It is suggested that the results show that the painful stiff shoulder may be a self-limiting condition and that any beneficial effect was really due to natural recovery. This is an important consideration because patients do not always receive immediate attention when referred to an out-patient department and the use of physiotherapy and acupuncture in such cases, perhaps, should be critically examined  
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  Language Number of Treatments 4  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  Disease Category Shoulder Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 72  
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Author Martin, G. P.; Waite, P. M. url  openurl
  Title The efficacy of acupuncture as an aid to stopping smoking Type of Study RCT
  Year 1981 Publication Abbreviated Journal N Z Med J  
  Volume 93 Issue 686 Pages 421-423  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Smoking Cessation; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders; Substance Abuse; Drug Addiction  
  Abstract The present study examines the usefulness of acupuncture as an aid to stopping smoking. Results from 405 subjects show acupuncture can help between 5 and 15 percent of the population to stop smoking for at least six months. Using chronically implanted press needles, previously reported 'effective' auricular acupuncture points for smoking cessation are shown to be no better than 'placebo' auricular points. Additional electroacupuncture on the hand neither increases the probability of stopping smoking nor enhances the reduction in smoking at three week, three month or six month follow-up periods. It is therefore likely that a large psychological component is attached to acupuncture to stop people from smoking  
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  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency N/A Number of Participants 405  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 833  
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Author Cottraux, J. A.; Harf, R.; Boissel, J. P.; Schbath, J.; Bouvard, M.; Gillet, J. url  openurl
  Title Smoking cessation with behaviour therapy of acupuncture--a controlled study Type of Study RCT
  Year 1983 Publication Behaviour research and therapy Abbreviated Journal Behav Res Ther  
  Volume 21 Issue 4 Pages 417-424  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Drug Addiction; Auricular Acupuncture; Behavioral Therapy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Smoking Cessation; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Wait-List Control; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders; Substance Abuse  
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  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 558  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 207  
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Author Lehmann, T. R.; Russell, D. W.; Spratt, K. F. url  openurl
  Title The impact of patients with nonorganic physical findings on a controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and electroacupuncture Type of Study RCT
  Year 1983 Publication Abbreviated Journal Spine  
  Volume 8 Issue 6 Pages 625-634  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Electroacupuncture; Low Back Pain; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; Pain; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sham Control; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Low Back Pain, Chronic; Back Pain; TENS; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only;  
  Abstract Fifty-four patients treated in a three-week in-patient rehabilitation program were randomly assigned to and accepted treatment with electroacupuncture (n = 17), TENS (low-intensity transcutaneous nerve stimulation, n = 18) and TENS-dead battery (placebo, n = 18). Outcome measures included estimates of pain (on a visual analogue scale) and disability by both physician and patient as well as physical measures of spine function. Two groups were constructed based on the absence of nonorganic physical findings (Valid group, n = 30) and the presence of two or more nonorganic physical findings out of a possible four (Invalid group, n = 10). Multivariate and univariate analyses of covariance were utilized to determine effects of treatment (acupuncture, TENS, placebo) and the effects of over-reporting (presence of excessive nonorganic physical findings). Statistically significant findings demonstrated that the acupuncture group enjoyed more relief of peak pain and more relief of pain on an average day at the three-month return assessment. Additionally, the acupuncture group demonstrated greater improvement in extension trunk strength at the discharge assessment. The Invalid group were found to have a contaminating effect on the acupuncture results. Analysis also demonstrated associations between nonorganic physical findings and both personality traits (“Conversion V” profile on MMPI) and retention of an attorney. Researchers conducting clinical trials in chronic low-back pain patients should control for contamination by the presence of over-reporters  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 21 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 54  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Low Back Pain, Chronic
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
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  Call Number Serial 668  
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Author Lundeberg, T. url  openurl
  Title A comparative study of the pain alleviating effect of vibratory stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electroacupuncture and placebo Type of Study RCT
  Year 1984 Publication The American journal of Chinese medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 12 Issue 1-4 Pages 72-79  
  Keywords TENS; CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Cross-Over Design; Electroacupuncture; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; Vibratory Stimulation; Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Trigger Point Acupuncture Style; Other Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract The pain reducing effect of vibratory stimulation at 100 Hz, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) at 100 Hz, electroacupuncture at 2 Hz as compared to placebo was studied in 36 patients suffering from myalgia. In 29 patients these modes of stimulation produced pain reduction. Out of these patients 18 rated vibratory stimulation, TENS or electroacupuncture as more effective than placebo while 6 patients rated placebo as more effective. Five patients rated the pain suppressive effect of vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture as being equal to that of placebo. Four of the patients who experienced pain reduction with peripheral stimulation reported an effect only for one particular type of peripheral stimulation. The present results provide evidence that vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture are as efficient pain suppressive measures and superior to placebo. It is suggested on the basis of these findings that vibratory stimulation, TENS and electroacupuncture merit consideration in the choice of treatment of myalgia  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 36  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Pain
  Disease Category Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 781  
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Author Wang, L. Q.; Wang, A. M.; Zhang, S. D. url  openurl
  Title Clinical analysis and experimental observation on acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of patellar tendon terminal disease in athletes Type of Study RCT
  Year 1985 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 5 Issue 3 Pages 162-166  
  Keywords Sprains and Strains; Cumulative Trauma Disorders; Wounds and Injuries; AcuTrials; RCT; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; Laser Acupuncture; Microwave Needling; Moxibustion; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; CAM Control; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Warming Needle; Moxa; Indirect Moxibustion  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 156  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Cumulative Trauma Disorders
  Disease Category Sprains and Strains OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1250  
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