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Author (up) Berman, A. H.; Lundberg, U.; Krook, A. L.; Gyllenhammar, C. url  openurl
  Title Treating drug using prison inmates with auricular acupuncture; A randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 Publication Journal of substance abuse treatment Abbreviated Journal J Subst Abuse Treat  
  Volume 26 Issue 2 Pages 95-102  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; NADA Protocol Acupuncture Style; Non Specific Acupoint Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; Substance-Related Disorders; Group Acupuncture Style; Drug Addiction; Substance Abuse  
  Abstract This study tested the viability of auricular acupuncture in prisons for alleviating inmates' symptoms of psychological and physical discomfort and reducing their drug use. The experimental NADA-Acudetox protocol was compared with a non-specific helix control protocol in a randomized trial. Over a period of 18 months, a 4-week, 14-session auricular acupuncture treatment program was offered in two prisons to 163 men and women with self-reported drug use. Among treatment completers, no differences by method were found in self-reported symptoms of discomfort. Drug use occurred in the NADA group but not in the helix group. In contrast, confidence in the NADA treatment increased over time while it decreased for the helix treatment. No significant negative side effects were observed for either method. Participants in both groups reported reduced symptoms of discomfort and improved nighttime sleep. Future research should compare auricular acupuncture to a non-invasive control in order to attempt to disentangle active effects from placebo  
  Address Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Frescati Hagvag 14, plan 3, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden; Center for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet, Sveavagen 160, plan 5, S-106 91, Stockholm, Sweden  
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  Language Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 163  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Substance-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score 67  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 67  
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Author (up) Berman, B. M.; Ezzo, J.; Hadhazy, V.; Swyers, J. P. url  openurl
  Title Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 1999 Publication The Journal of family practice Abbreviated Journal J Fam Pract  
  Volume 48 Issue 3 Pages 213-218  
  Keywords Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Adverse Effects; Fibromyalgia; Pain; Systematic Review; Nervous System Diseases  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), report any adverse effects, and generate hypotheses for future investigation. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Manual Therapy Information System, the Cochrane registry, the University of Maryland Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain, the Centralized Information Service for Complementary Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine databases for the key words “acupuncture” and “fibromyalgia.” Conference abstracts, citation lists, and letters supplemented the search. We selected all randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials, or cohort studies of patients with FMS who were treated with acupuncture. Methodologic quality, sample characteristics, type of acupuncture treatment, and outcomes were extracted. Statistical pooling was not performed because of the differences in control groups. RESULTS: Seven studies (3 randomized controlled trials and 4 cohort studies) were included; only one was of high methodologic quality. The high-quality study suggests that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for relieving pain, increasing pain thresholds, improving global ratings, and reducing morning stiffness of FMS, but the duration of benefit following the acupuncture treatment series is not known. Some patients report no benefit, and a few report an exacerbation of FMS-related pain. Lower-quality studies were consistent with these findings. Booster doses of acupuncture to maintain benefit once regular treatments have stopped have been described anecdotally but not investigated in controlled trials. CONCLUSIONS: The limited amount of high-quality evidence suggests that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for improving symptoms of patients with FMS. However, because this conclusion is based on a single high-quality study, further high-quality randomized trials are needed to provide more robust data on effectiveness  
  Address Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21207, USA  
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  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants  
  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Fibromyalgia
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 68  
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Author (up) Berman, B. M.; Lao, L.; Langenberg, P.; Lee, W. L.; Gilpin, A. M.; Hochberg, M. C. url  openurl
  Title Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized, controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 Publication Annals of internal medicine Abbreviated Journal Ann Intern Med  
  Volume 141 Issue 12 Pages 901-910  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; Usual Care Control, Educational; Verum Acupoint Control  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for reducing the pain and dysfunction of osteoarthritis is equivocal. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether acupuncture provides greater pain relief and improved function compared with sham acupuncture or education in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Two outpatient clinics (an integrative medicine facility and a rheumatology facility) located in academic teaching hospitals and 1 clinical trials facility. PATIENTS: 570 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (mean age [+/-SD], 65.5 +/- 8.4 years). INTERVENTION: 23 true acupuncture sessions over 26 weeks. Controls received 6 two-hour sessions over 12 weeks or 23 sham acupuncture sessions over 26 weeks. MEASUREMENTS: Primary outcomes were changes in the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and function scores at 8 and 26 weeks. Secondary outcomes were patient global assessment, 6-minute walk distance, and physical health scores of the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). RESULTS: Participants in the true acupuncture group experienced greater improvement in WOMAC function scores than the sham acupuncture group at 8 weeks (mean difference, -2.9 [95% CI, -5.0 to -0.8]; P = 0.01) but not in WOMAC pain score (mean difference, -0.5 [CI, -1.2 to 0.2]; P = 0.18) or the patient global assessment (mean difference, 0.16 [CI, -0.02 to 0.34]; P > 0.2). At 26 weeks, the true acupuncture group experienced significantly greater improvement than the sham group in the WOMAC function score (mean difference, -2.5 [CI, -4.7 to -0.4]; P = 0.01), WOMAC pain score (mean difference, -0.87 [CI, -1.58 to -0.16];P = 0.003), and patient global assessment (mean difference, 0.26 [CI, 0.07 to 0.45]; P = 0.02). LIMITATIONS: At 26 weeks, 43% of the participants in the education group and 25% in each of the true and sham acupuncture groups were not available for analysis. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture seems to provide improvement in function and pain relief as an adjunctive therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee when compared with credible sham acupuncture and education control groups  
  Address University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21207, USA  
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  Language Number of Treatments 23  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 570  
  Time in Treatment 26 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score 90  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 69  
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Author (up) Berman, B. M.; Singh, B. B.; Lao, L.; Langenberg, P.; Li, H.; Hadhazy, V.; Bareta, J.; Hochberg, M. url  openurl
  Title A randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee Type of Study RCT
  Year 1999 Publication Rheumatology Abbreviated Journal Rheumatology (Oxford)  
  Volume 38 Issue 4 Pages 346-354  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; Analgesia; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; RCT; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to standard care for the relief of pain and dysfunction in elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with symptomatic OA of the knee were randomly assigned to treatment (acupuncture) or standard care (control). Analysis was performed on last score carried forward to account for patients who dropped out before completion. Patients self-scored Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Lequesne indices at baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Patients in the control group were offered acupuncture treatment after 12 weeks. The data for these patients are pooled with those from the original acupuncture group for within-group analysis. RESULTS: Patients randomized to acupuncture improved on both WOMAC and Lequesne indices compared to those who received standard treatment alone. Significant differences on total WOMAC Scale were seen at 4 and 8 weeks. There appears to be a slight decline in effect at 4 weeks after cessation of treatment (12 weeks after first treatment). No adverse effects of acupuncture were reported. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe adjunctive therapy to conventional care for patients with OA of the knee  
  Address Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21207-6697, USA  
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  Language Number of Treatments 16  
  Treatment Follow-up 4 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 73  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Osteoarthritis, Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score 63  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 70  
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Author (up) Bernateck, M.; Becker, M.; Schwake, C.; Hoy, L.; Passie, T.; Parlesak, A.; Fischer, M. J.; Fink, M.; Karst, M. url  openurl
  Title Adjuvant auricular electroacupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Auricular acupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication Forschende Komplementärmedizin = Research in complementary medicine Abbreviated Journal Forsch Komplementmed  
  Volume 15 Issue 4 Pages 187-193  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Anesthesia; Arthritis; Auricular Acupuncture; Auricular Electroacupuncture; RCT; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: In contrast to psychological interventions the usefulness of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not yet been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of auricular electroacupuncture (EA) was directly compared with autogenic training (AT). METHODS: Patients with RA (n = 44) were randomized into EA or AT groups. EA and lessons in AT were performed once weekly for 6 weeks. Primary outcome measures were the mean weekly pain intensity and the disease activity score 28 (DAS 28); secondary outcome measures were the use of pain medication, the pain disability index (PDI), the clinical global impression (CGI) and pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, which were assessed during the study period and 3 months after the end of treatment. RESULTS: At the end of the treatment and at 3-month follow-up a clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement (p < 0.05) could be observed in all outcome parameters and both groups. In contrast to the AT group, the onset of these effects in the EA group could already be observed after the 2nd treatment week. In the 4th treatment week the EA group reported significantly less pain than the AT group (p = 0.040). After the end of treatment (7th week) the EA group assessed their outcome as significantly more improved than the AT group (p = 0.035). The erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the EA group was significantly reduced (p = 0.010), and the serum concentration of tumor necrosis factor-alpha was significantly increased compared to the AT group (p = 0.020). CONCLUSIONS: The adjuvant use of both EA and AT in the treatment of RA resulted in significant short- and long-term treatment effects. The treatment effects of auricular EA were more pronounced  
  Address Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Clinic, Hannover, Germany. bernateck.michael@mh-hannover.de  
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  Language Number of Treatments 6  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency 1/WK Number of Participants 44  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 71  
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Author (up) 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 (up) Betts, D.; Smith, C.A.; Dahlen, H.G. url  doi
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  Title Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage? Findings from a feasibility randomised trial and semi-structured participant interviews Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Abbreviated Journal BMC Pregnancy Childbirth  
  Volume 16 Issue 1 Pages 298  
  Keywords Acupuncture; Feasibility study; Mixed methods; Randomised controlled trial; Supportive care; Threatened miscarriage  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Threatened miscarriage is a common complication of early pregnancy increasing the risk of miscarriage or premature labour. Currently there is limited evidence to recommend any biomedical pharmacological or self-care management, resulting in a 'watchful waiting' approach. The objective of this study was to examine the feasibility of offering acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment for women presenting with threatened miscarriage. METHODS: A mixed methods study involving a randomised controlled trial and semi structured interviews. A pragmatic acupuncture protocol including medical self-care advice was compared to an active control receiving touch intervention and medical self-care advice. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the demographic and baseline characteristics. Endpoints were analysed between groups using a mean t-test and chi-square tests with P < 0.05 considered statistically significant. Dichotomous data was expressed as Risk Ratio with 95 % confidence intervals. Eleven participants were purposively interviewed about their experiences on exiting the trial with interviews analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Forty women were successfully randomised. For women receiving acupuncture there was a statically significant reduction with threatened miscarriage symptoms including bleeding, cramping and back pain compared with the control (p = 0.04). Thematic analysis revealed women were dissatisfied with the medical support and advice received. An overarching theme emerged from the data of 'finding something you can do.' This encompassed the themes: 'they said there was nothing they could do,' 'feeling the benefits' and 'managing while marking time.' CONCLUSION: Acupuncture was a feasible intervention and reduced threatened miscarriage symptoms when compared to a touch intervention. Further research is required to further explore acupuncture use for this common complication and whether it can reduce the incidence of miscarriage. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR), ACTRN12610000850077 . Date of registration 12/10/2010. Retrospectively registered, with first participant enrolled 11/10/2012.  
  Address School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia  
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  Notes PMID:27717319; PMCID:PMC5055689 Approved no  
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Author (up) Bezerra, A.G.; Pires, G.N.; Andersen, M.L.; Tufik, S.; Hachul, H. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages 1-16  
  Keywords SLEEP disorders -- Treatment; SLEEP -- Evaluation; Acupuncture; ACUPUNCTURE points; COMPARATIVE studies; LONGITUDINAL method; CASE study (Research); Medline; ONLINE information services; RESEARCH -- Finance; SLEEP apnea syndromes; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Polysomnography; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; TREATMENT effectiveness; RESEARCH bias; Postmenopause  
  Abstract Sleep disorders are commonly observed among postmenopausal women, with negative effects on their quality of life. The search for complementary therapies for sleep disorders during postmenopausal period is of high importance, and acupuncture stands out as an appropriate possibility. The present review intended to systematically evaluate the available literature, compiling studies that have employed acupuncture as treatment to sleep disorders in postmenopausal women. A bibliographic search was performed in PubMed/Medline and Scopus. Articles which had acupuncture as intervention, sleep related measurements as outcomes, and postmenopausal women as target population were included and evaluated according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool and to the STRICTA guidelines. Out of 89 search results, 12 articles composed our final sample. A high heterogeneity was observed among these articles, which prevented us from performing a meta-analysis. Selected articles did not present high risk of bias and had a satisfactory compliance rate with STRICTA guidelines. In general, these studies presented improvements in sleep-related variables. Despite the overall positive effects, acupuncture still cannot be stated as a reliable treatment for sleep-related complaints, not due to inefficacy, but rather limited evidence. Nevertheless, results are promising and new comprehensive and controlled studies in the field are encouraged.  
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  Publisher Hindawi Limited
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  Notes Accession Number: 109322047; Source Information: 8/23/2015, Vol. 2015, p1; Subject Term: SLEEP disorders -- Treatment; Subject Term: SLEEP -- Evaluation; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE points; Subject Term: COMPARATIVE studies; Subject Term: LONGITUDINAL method; Subject Term: CASE study (Research); Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: ONLINE information services; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SLEEP apnea syndromes; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: POLYSOMNOGRAPHY; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: RESEARCH bias; Subject Term: POSTMENOPAUSE; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 16p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 3 Charts, 1 Graph; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author (up) Bezerra, A.G.; Pires, G.N.; Andersen, M.L.; Tufik, S.; Hachul, H. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM Abbreviated Journal Evid Based Complement Alternat Med  
  Volume 2015 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Systematic Review; Climacteric; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Acupuncture; Insomnia; Women's Health  
  Abstract Sleep disorders are commonly observed among postmenopausal women, with negative effects on their quality of life. The search for complementary therapies for sleep disorders during postmenopausal period is of high importance, and acupuncture stands out as an appropriate possibility. The present review intended to systematically evaluate the available literature, compiling studies that have employed acupuncture as treatment to sleep disorders in postmenopausal women. A bibliographic search was performed in PubMed/Medline and Scopus. Articles which had acupuncture as intervention, sleep related measurements as outcomes, and postmenopausal women as target population were included and evaluated according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool and to the STRICTA guidelines. Out of 89 search results, 12 articles composed our final sample. A high heterogeneity was observed among these articles, which prevented us from performing a meta-analysis. Selected articles did not present high risk of bias and had a satisfactory compliance rate with STRICTA guidelines. In general, these studies presented improvements in sleep-related variables. Despite the overall positive effects, acupuncture still cannot be stated as a reliable treatment for sleep-related complaints, not due to inefficacy, but rather limited evidence. Nevertheless, results are promising and new comprehensive and controlled studies in the field are encouraged.  
  Address Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Rua Napoleao de Barros 925, Vila Clementino, 04024-002 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil  
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  Time in Treatment test Condition Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26366181; PMCID:PMC4561166 Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1930  
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Author (up) Bi, J.-Q.; Li, W.; Yang, Q.; Li, B.-lin; Meng, Q.-G.; Liu, Y.-fu url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture for the Treatment of Oculomotor Paralysis: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Abbreviated Journal Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM)  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-6  
  Keywords OCULOMOTOR paralysis -- Treatment; Acupuncture; JOINTS (Anatomy) -- Range of motion; PILOT projects; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; TREATMENT effectiveness; TREATMENT duration (Medical care); China  
  Abstract Copyright of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is the property of Hindawi Publishing Corporation and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)  
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  Publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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  Notes Accession Number: 115602031; Source Information: 5/24/2016, p1; Subject Term: OCULOMOTOR paralysis -- Treatment; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: JOINTS (Anatomy) -- Range of motion; Subject Term: PILOT projects; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: TREATMENT effectiveness; Subject Term: TREATMENT duration (Medical care); Subject Term: ; Geographic Subject: CHINA; Geographic Subject: ; Number of Pages: 6p; ; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 2 Charts, 2 Graphs; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author (up) Biella, G.; Sotgiu, M.L.; Pellegata, G.; Paulesu, E.; Castiglioni, I.; Fazio, F. openurl 
  Title Acupuncture produces central activations in pain regions Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Neuroimage Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 14 Issue 1 Pt 1 Pages 60-66  
  Keywords Healthy Subjects; Pain; PET Scan; Positron Emission Tomography; Acupunture; Outcomes Research  
  Abstract Acupuncture is largely used for pain control in several pathological conditions. Its effects on the central nervous system are not well defined. We investigated the effect of the application of acupuncture to 13 normal subjects (males, 21-32 years). H2(15)O bolus PET scans were read before the application of the needles (Rest, R) and after 25 min of needle insertion. Data were acquired by scanning in 3-D mode. The acupuncture application, true acupuncture (TA), was alternated to a placebo needle application (PA) in two different sequences (seven and six subjects, respectively), either R,PA,R, TA or R,TA,R,PA, a period of 15 min being left after every first TA or PA to allow for the recovery of basal conditions. Here we show that classic acupuncture activates the left Anterior Cingulus, the Insulae bilaterally, the Cerebellum bilaterally, the left Superior Frontal Gyrus, and the right Medial and Inferior Frontal Gyri. Most of the activated areas are shared with areas activated in acute and chronic pain states as described in the literature. Thus acupuncture appears to act by activating areas also involved in pain. This indicates that acupuncture could relief pain by unbalancing the equilibrium of distributed pain-related central networks.  
  Address Institute of Neuroscience and Bioimaging, CNR, Building LITA, Via Fratelli Cervi, 93, 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy.  
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  Notes Date of Input: 7/23/2015; Date Modified: 7/23/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Healthy Subjects; Institute of Neuroscience and Bioimaging, CNR, Building LITA, Via Fratelli Cervi, 93, 20090 Segrate, Milan, Italy.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=11525337 Approved no  
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Author (up) Bier, I. D.; Wilson, J.; Studt, P.; Shakleton, M. url  openurl
  Title Auricular acupuncture, education, and smoking cessation: a randomized, sham-controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2002 Publication American journal of public health Abbreviated Journal Am J Public Health  
  Volume 92 Issue 10 Pages 1642-1647  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Drug Addiction; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Smoking Cessation; Standard Needling Depth; Usual Care Control, Educational; Substance-Related Disorders; Tobacco Use Disorder; Substance Abuse; Drug Addiction  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of acupuncture alone and in combination with education on smoking cessation and cigarette consumption. METHODS: We prospectively studied 141 adults in a quasi-factorial design using acupuncture, sham acupuncture, and education. RESULTS: All groups showed significant reductions in smoking and posttreatment cigarette consumption, with the combined acupuncture-education group showing the greatest effect from treatment. The trend continued in follow-up; however, significant differences were not maintained. Greater pack-year history (i.e. the number of years smoking multiplied by baseline number of cigarettes smoked per year, divided by 20 cigarettes per pack) negatively correlated with treatment effect. Trend analysis suggested 20 pack-years as the cutoff point for this correlation. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture and education, alone and in combination, significantly reduce smoking; however, combined they show a significantly greater effect, as seen in subjects with a greater pack-year history  
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  Language Number of Treatments 20  
  Treatment Follow-up 67 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 141  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Tobacco Use Disorder
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score 65  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 73  
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Author (up) Biernacki, W.; Peake, M. D. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture in treatment of stable asthma Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication Respiratory medicine Abbreviated Journal Respir Med  
  Volume 92 Issue 9 Pages 1143-1145  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Asthma; Cross-Over Design; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; RCT; Respiratory Tract Diseases; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Previous studies of acupuncture in asthma have reported conflicting results, some claiming benefit for some patients. We conducted a randomized, double-blind (patient and evaluator) study in 23 non-smoking asthmatics (10 M; 13 F) aged 43 +/- 15 years with forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) 59 +/- 16% pred. After initial assessment (respiratory function tests and Asthma Quality Life Questionnaire) patients were randomized to receive either 'real' or 'sham' acupuncture. The measurements were repeated within 1 h and after 2 weeks. Patients were recording peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) throughout the period of the study. After 2 weeks patients who received 'real' treatment on the first visit received 'sham' treatment and vice versa. The measurements were again repeated within 1 h and after 2 weeks. There was no improvement in any aspects of respiratory function measured after either form of acupuncture. Despite this there was a significant improvement in AQLQ and parallel reduction in the usage of bronchodilators. We concluded that in some patients acupuncture could be useful in improving quality of life and reducing the need for using bronchodilators either by having a placebo effect or that the exact site of needle puncture on the chest is unimportant  
  Address Chest Unit, Pontefract General Infirmary, U.K  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency <1/WK Number of Participants 23  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Asthma
  Disease Category Respiratory Tract Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 74  
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Author (up) Birch, S.; Jamison, R. N. url  openurl
  Title Controlled trial of Japanese acupuncture for chronic myofascial neck pain: assessment of specific and nonspecific effects of treatment Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication The Clinical journal of pain Abbreviated Journal Clin J Pain  
  Volume 14 Issue 3 Pages 248-255  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Ion Pumping Cords; Japanese Acupuncture Style; Myofascial Pain Syndromes; Neck Pain; Non Specific Acupoint Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Superficial Needling Depth; Sham Control; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Heat Lamp  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: This article examines the specific and nonspecific effects of Japanese acupuncture on chronic myofascial neck pain in a randomized single-blind trial. DESIGN: Forty-six patients were randomly assigned to receive relevant acupuncture, irrelevant acupuncture, or no-acupuncture control treatment consisting of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. The two acupuncture groups underwent comparable light shallow needling. The irrelevant acupuncture group received acupuncture at specific sites not relevant for cervical pain. OUTCOME MEASURES: The study measures included the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form (SF-MPQ), the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (SCL-90-R), medication diary, and physiologic measures. The factors examined as predictors of outcome pain ratings were experience with, beliefs about, and knowledge of acupuncture before treatment; perceived efficacy, credibility, and logic of acupuncture; perceived competence of the acupuncturist; and painfulness of acupuncture. RESULTS: No differences were found among the three groups at baseline, except that the relevant acupuncture group reported having had more previous acupuncture treatments. No significant differences in terms of perceived credibility or perceived effectiveness of treatment were found between the two acupuncture groups. The relevant acupuncture group had significantly greater pre-/posttreatment differences in pain than the irrelevant acupuncture and control groups (p < .05). The nonspecific effects of confidence in the acupuncturist, willingness to try any treatment, mood, and physiologic effect of needling were not predictive of treatment outcome, whereas confidence in the treatment and past experiences with acupuncture did correlate significantly with a decrease in pain. CONCLUSIONS: Relevant acupuncture with heat contributes to modest pain reduction in persons with myofascial neck pain. Previous experience with and confidence in treatment help to predict benefit. Measurement of nonspecific effects of alternative therapy is recommended in future clinical trials  
  Address Anglo-Dutch Institute of Oriental Medicine, IJmuiden, The Netherlands  
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  Language Number of Treatments 14  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 46  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score 58  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 75  
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Author (up) Bjordal, J. M.; Johnson, M. I.; Lopes-Martins, R. A.; Bogen, B.; Chow, R.; Ljunggren, A. E. url  openurl
  Title Short-term efficacy of physical interventions in osteoarthritic knee pain. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials Type of Study Systematic Review
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal BMC Musculoskelet Disord  
  Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 51-  
  Keywords Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Arthritis; Electroacupuncture; Laser Acupuncture; Magnets; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Pain; Systematic Review; Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation; TENS; Meta-Analysis  
  Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Treatment efficacy of physical agents in osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) pain has been largely unknown, and this systematic review was aimed at assessing their short-term efficacies for pain relief. Aims and methods: Systematic review with meta-analysis of efficacy within 1-4 weeks and 5-12 weeks. RESULTS: 36 randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) were identified with 2434 patients where 1391 patients received active treatment. 33 trials satisfied three or more out of five methodological criteria (Jadad scale). The patient sample had a mean age of 65.1 years and mean baseline pain of 62.9 mm on a 100 mm visual analogue scale (VAS). Within 4 weeks of the commencement of treatment manual acupuncture, static magnets and ultrasound therapies did not offer statistically significant short-term pain relief over placebo. Pulsed electromagnetic fields offered a small reduction in pain of 6.9 mm [95% CI: 2.2 to 11.6] (n=487). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS, including interferential currents), electro-acupuncture (EA) and low level laser therapy (LLLT) offered clinically relevant pain relieving effects of 18.8 mm [95% CI: 9.6 to 28.1] (n=414), 21.9 mm [95% CI: 17.3 to 26.5] (n=73) and 17.7 mm[95% CI: 8.1 to 27.3] (n=343) on VAS respectively versus placebo control. In a subgroup analysis of trials with assumed optimal doses, short-term efficacy increased to 22.2 mm [95% CI: 18.1 to 26.3] for TENS, and 24.2 mm [95% CI: 17.3 to 31.3] for LLLT on VAS. Follow-up data up to 12 weeks were sparse, but positive effects seemed to persist for at least 4 weeks after the course of LLLT, EA and TENS treatment was stopped. CONCLUSION: TENS, EA and LLLT administered with optimal doses in an intensive 2-4 week treatment regimen, seem to offer clinically relevant short-term pain relief for OAK  
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  Time in Treatment N/A Condition Osteoarthritis,Knee
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 76  
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Author (up) Black, S.; Carey, E.; Webber, A.; Neish, N.; Gilbert, R. url  openurl
  Title Determining the efficacy of auricular acupuncture for reducing anxiety in patients withdrawing from psychoactive drugs Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of substance abuse treatment Abbreviated Journal J Subst Abuse Treat  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Anxiety; Substance-Related Disorders; Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Auricular Acupuncture; NADA Protocol Acupuncture Style; Group Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Sham Acupoint Control; Usual Care Control, Unspecified  
  Abstract Auricular acupuncture (AA) is a widely accepted treatment option for substance abuse that is used in more than 700 treatment centers worldwide. Despite claims of perceived clinical benefits by patients and treatment staff, research efforts have failed to substantiate purported benefits, and the mechanism(s) by which AA serves in the treatment of addiction remain inconclusive. Numerous studies have shown AA to be an effective treatment for perioperative anxiety. In this study, we hypothesize that AA reduces the anxiety associated with withdrawal from psychoactive drugs. The study used a randomized, controlled design and included a sample of 101 patients recruited from an addiction treatment service. Subjects were assigned to one of three treatment groups (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association [NADA] AA, AA at sham points, or treatment setting control) and were instructed to attend treatment sessions for 3 days. The primary outcome measure state anxiety was assessed using a pretest-posttest treatment design. The study hypothesis was not confirmed. The NADA protocol was not more effective than sham or treatment setting control in reducing anxiety. The widespread acceptance of AA in the treatment of addiction remains controversial.  
  Address Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services, Capital District Health Authority, PO Box 896, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2Y 3Z6.  
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  Language Number of Treatments 3  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 101  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Anxiety
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 77  
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Author (up) Blom, M.; Dawidson, I.; Angmar-Mansson, B. url  openurl
  Title The effect of acupuncture on salivary flow rates in patients with xerostomia Type of Study RCT
  Year 1992 Publication Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology Abbreviated Journal Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol  
  Volume 73 Issue 3 Pages 293-298  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Penetrating Sham; Near Verum Acupoint Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Superficial Needling Depth; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Xerostomia; Stomatognathic Diseases; Dry Mouth  
  Abstract Of 21 patients with severe xerostomia, 11 were treated with acupuncture and 10 patients received placebo acupuncture. Those patients who received acupuncture treatment showed increased salivary flow rates during and after the acupuncture treatment. The improved salivary values persisted during the observation year, whereas the patients who received placebo acupuncture showed some improvement of salivary flow rates only during the actual treatment. The results of the present study indicate that acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for the stimulation of salivary flow in some patients with xerostomia  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 21  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Xerostomia
  Disease Category Stomatognathic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 78  
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Author (up) Blom, M.; Dawidson, I.; Fernberg, J. O. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture treatment of patients with radiation-induced xerostomia Type of Study RCT
  Year 1996 Publication European journal of cancer. Part B, Oral oncology Abbreviated Journal Eur J Cancer B Oral Oncol  
  Volume 32B Issue Pages 182-190  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Auricular Acupuncture; Cancer; Penetrating Sham; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Radiation; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Superficial Needling Depth; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Xerostomia; Stomatognathic Diseases; Dry Mouth  
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  Language Number of Treatments 24  
  Treatment Follow-up 52 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 38  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Xerostomia
  Disease Category Stomatognathic Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 79  
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Author (up) Bo, Q.; Zhang, J. openurl 
  Title Observation on Therapeutic Effects of Scalp Acupuncture Analgesia on Childbirth Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal EastWest  
  Volume 5 Issue 3 Pages 6-8  
  Keywords Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Analgesia; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Scalp Acupuncture; Women's Health; Labor Pain; Analgesia, Obstetrical; Labor, Obstetric  
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  Language Number of Treatments 1  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 70  
  Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Analgesia, Obstetrical
  Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 80  
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Author (up) Bo, Z.; Wang, G.; Zhu, W.; Xiang, Y.; Yuan, S.; Niu, Q. openurl 
  Title A clinical study on the therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture in treating radicular cervical spondylosis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication EastWest Integration Medicine Abbreviated Journal EastWest  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords Abdominal Acupuncture; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cervical Spondylosis; Neck Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Physical; Symptom Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style; Spondylosis  
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  Language Number of Treatments 10  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 300  
  Time in Treatment 2 Weeks Condition Spondylosis
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 81  
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