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Author Yeh, M.-L.; Chang, Y.-C.; Huang, Y.-Y.; Lee, T.-Y. url  doi
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  Title A randomized controlled trial of auricular acupressure in heart rate variability and quality of life for hypertension Type of Study RCT
  Year 2015 Publication Complementary Therapies in Medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 200-209  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Cardiovascular Diseases; Hypertension; Auricular Acupressure; Acu Versus Usual Care; Heart Rate Variability; HRV; Quality of Life; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Unspecified  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases. Hypertensive patients who intend to control blood pressure need professional medical assistance. Auricular acupressure is a patient-dependent task, wherein a person does not have to rely on a healthcare professional to self-perform the task. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of auricular acupressure on heart rate variability (HRV) and quality of life (QoL) in patients with hypertension. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial with permuted block randomization was used. In total, 150 participants from a medical teaching hospital were randomly assigned to the experimental group that received auricular acupressure for 10 weeks, and the control group that received only routine care of equal duration. Outcomes were assessed through HRV parameters, heart rate, blood pressure, and QoL before and after the auricular acupressure intervention. RESULTS: After the adjustment of disease duration and mental health, a significant difference existed between the two groups in body pain (p=.03) and mental health (p=.002) of QoL, but not in HRV parameters, heart rate, blood pressure, and overall QoL (p>.05). CONCLUSION: Acupressure can be applied at the acupoints of shenmen, sympathesis, kidney, liver, heart, and subcortex to improve physical pain and mental health of QoL for hypertensive patients. Auricular acupressure is acceptable and feasible although it does not support physiological benefits. Further studies are warranted to assure the effects of using auricular acupressure as an adjunctive care for patients with hypertension.  
  Address School of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; Nursing Department, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: ch4006@chgh.org.tw  
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  Language English Number of Treatments (down) 210  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 150  
  Time in Treatment 10 Weeks Condition Hypertension
  Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:25847557 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 1972  
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Author Zhao, J.; Lam, D. S.; Chen, L. J.; Wang, Y.; Zheng, C.; Lin, Q.; Rao, S. K.; Fan, D. S.; Zhang, M.; Leung, P. C.; Ritch, R. url  openurl
  Title Randomized controlled trial of patching vs acupuncture for anisometropic amblyopia in children aged 7 to 12 years Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Archives of ophthalmology Abbreviated Journal Arch Ophthalmol  
  Volume 128 Issue 12 Pages 1510-1517  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Eye Diseases; Amblyopia; Amblyopia, Anisometropic; RCT; Pediatrics; Occlusion Therapy; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Acu Versus Usual Care; Usual Care Control, Physical  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of 2-hour daily patching with the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating anisometropic amblyopia in children aged 7 to 12 years who have worn optimal spectacles for at least 16 weeks. METHODS: In a single-center randomized controlled trial, 88 eligible children with an amblyopic eye who had a best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) of 0.3 to 0.8 logMAR at baseline were randomly assigned to receive 2 hours of patching of the sound eye daily or 5 sessions of acupuncture weekly. All participants in our study received constant optical correction, plus 1 hour of near-vision activities daily, and were followed up at weeks 5, 10, 15, and 25. The main outcome measure was BSCVA in the amblyopic eye at 15 weeks. RESULTS: The mean BSCVA of the amblyopic eye at 15 weeks improved from baseline by 1.83 and 2.27 lines in the patching and acupuncture groups, respectively. After baseline adjustment, the mean difference of BSCVA between the 2 groups was 0.049 logMAR (95% confidence interval, 0.005-0.092; P = .03), meeting the definition of equivalence (difference within 1 line). The BSCVA had improved by 2 lines or more in 28 (66.7%) and 31 (75.6%) eyes in the patching and acupuncture groups, respectively. Amblyopia was resolved in 7 (16.7%) and 17 (41.5%) eyes in the patching and acupuncture groups, respectively. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture produced equivalent treatment effect for anisometropic amblyopia, compared with patching, and was statistically superior. Further studies are warranted to investigate its value in the treatment of amblyopia. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Acupuncture could potentially become an alternative treatment to occlusion therapy for amblyopia. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Centers for Clinical Trials Registry Identifier: CUHK_CCT00248.  
  Address Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 125  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 88  
  Time in Treatment 25 Weeks Condition Amblyopia, Anisometropic
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1462  
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Author Lu, D. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic effect observation on combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine for reflux esophagitis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 26-30  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Gastroesophageal Reflux; GERD; Reflux; Heartburn; Esophagitis; Acupuncture; Herbal Formula; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Acu Versus > 1 Control; CAM Control; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical effect of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine for reflux

esophagitis. Methods: 120 cases with reflux esophagitis were randomly allocated into 4 groups, 30 in each group,

a group of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine, a group of Chinese medicine, a group of acupuncture

and a group of Western medication (Omeprazole Enteric-coated Capsules). Cases in the four groups were treated

60 d as one course of treatment. The plasma gastrin and motilin levels in all groups were measured before and

one course after treatment for effect evaluation. Results: There were no inter-group statistical differences of

plasma gastrin and motilin levels before treatment. The plasma gastrin and motilin levels in all groups were

significantly elevated after treatment (P<0.01). The group of combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine

showed a significantly higher level than the Western medication and Chinese medicine group (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Combined acupuncture and Chinese medicine can remarkably elevate the plasma gastrin and

motilin levels in those with reflux esophagitis, regulate the gastro-esophagus motility, increase the lower

esophageal sphincter pressure and thus prevent regurgitation of food.
 
  Address Lu Daijing, Rehabilitation Department, General Hospital of Hebi Coal Group, Henan 458000, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 120  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 120  
  Time in Treatment 16 Weeks Condition Gastroesophageal Reflux
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 771  
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Author Ma, R. h.; Sha, G. e.; Liu, X. m. openurl 
  Title Acupuncture Treatment of Amenorrhea due to Medication: Clinical Observation of 117 Cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 1999 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 105-109  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Amenorrhea; Electroacupuncture; Menstruation Disturbances; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Women's Health  
  Abstract Controlled study of acupuncture treatment of amenorrhea due to medications has shown a better and a more enduring effect than the usual hormonal approach. The absence of side effects usually seen with hormone administration is another merit of this approach. It is thought to act on the root of the pathogenetic mechanisms rather than working as substitutes as the hormonal preparations.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 120  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 215  
  Time in Treatment 21 Weeks Condition Amennorhea
  Disease Category Menstruation Disturbances OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 789  
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Author Wang, J.; Sun, K.; Wu, X. url  doi
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  Title Effect of Individualized Needling on Gross Mother Function in Cerebral Palsy Infants Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 11 Issue 1 Pages 13-18  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Cerebral Palsy; Nervous System Diseases; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Scalp Acupuncture; Jin's Needling; Dry Needling, With Acupuncture Needle; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Acu Versus Acu; Jiao Scalp Acupuncture; Pediatrics; Lin Scalp Acupuncture  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of individualized needling protocol (on the basis of functional brain mapping and standardized syndrome differentiation in Chinese medicine) on gross motor fuctions of infants with cerebral palsy (CP) and thus study the innovative means of combining acupuncture with rehabilitation management technique. METHOD: A total of 74 CP infants were randomized into a treament group and a control group, 37 in each group. Combined individualized needling and rehabilitation training were used in the treatment group, versus combined Jin's needling (16 brain-benefiting points) and rehabilitation training in the control group. For both groups, acupuncture treament was conducted once every other day and rehabilitation training every day. The dynamic changes of gross motor functions before treatment and after every 1-month treament were measured and assessed using the Gross Motor Fuction Measure (GMFM)-66. RESULTS: After treatment, the GMFM scores were significantly increased in both groups (P<0.01); there were no between-group statistical differences in increased range of the GMFM scores (P>0.05); the treatment protocol was not interacted with the treatment time; and the GMFM scores for spastic CP infants were better in the treatment group than that in the control group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Combined scalp acupuncture and rehabilitation training can produce positive effects on gross motor function of CP infants. Individualized needling can obtain better effects than 16 brain-benefiting points in improving the gross motor functions of spastic CP infants. KEY WORDS: Scalp Acupuncture; Scalp Stimulation Areas; Cerebral Palsy; Syndrome Differentiation Treatment; Standardization of Syndrome Differentiation; Child, Preschool;  
  Address Rehabilitation Department Tianshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changing District of Shanghai, Shanghai 200051, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 108  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 74  
  Time in Treatment 36 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1243  
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Author Wei, H.; Xu, J.; Jiang, Z.; Ye, S.; Song, H.; Ning, X.; Huang, H.; Chen, W.; Pei, J.; Jiang, N.; Chen, S.; Du, H. url  doi
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  Title Effect of a Traditional Chinese Medicine combined therapy on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a randomized controlled trial 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 5 Pages 514-519  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Bone Diseases; Scoliosis; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Needle-Knife Surgery; Acupotomology; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Usual Care Control, Physical  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy versus conventional treatment on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. METHODS: One hundred twenty outpatients with mild and moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were randomly divided into a TCM group (TCMG) and a brace group (CG). TCMG patients underwent Daoyin, Tuina, and acupotomology therapies. CG patients were treated with a Milwaukee brace. Each patient's Cobb angle was measured after 12 and 24 months of treatment, and pulmonary function was determined after 12 months of treatment. Average electromyogram (AEMG) ratio of the surface electromyogram was measured after 6 and 12 months of treatment and followed-up after 18 and 24 months. RESULTS: The Cobb angle significantly decreased in both groups after 12 months of treatment compared with before treatment (P< 0.05). The percentages of original Cobb angle in TCMG and CG were 51.4% and 47.8% (P > 0.05) after 12 months and 62.5% and 34.7% (P < 0.05) after 24 months, respectively. Pulmonary function significantly improved after 12 months in TCMG (P < 0.05) but significantly decreased in CG (P < 0.05). The AEMG ratio was significantly lower (P < 0.01) and tended to remain at 1 after stopping treatment in TCMG, but increased in CG (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: TCM combined therapy can prevent the progression of scoliosis. The AEMG ratio is a promising index that could replace radiography in the evaluation of treatment effect and progression in scoliosis.  
  Address Department of Tuina, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The First Clinical Medicine College of Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou 310006, China  
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  Language English Number of Treatments (down) 104  
  Treatment Follow-up 104 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 120  
  Time in Treatment 52 Weeks Condition Scoliosis
  Disease Category Bone Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes PMID:26591680 Approved yes  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ Serial 2009  
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Author Fu, B.; Lun, X.; Gong, Y. url  openurl
  Title Effects of the combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs on male immune infertility--a clinical report of 50 cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 2005 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 25 Issue 3 Pages 186-189  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herbal Formula; Infertility, Male; Genital Diseases, Male; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Infertility, Male  
  Abstract To study the clinical effects of the combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs on male immune infertility and on antisperm antibody (AsAb), 100 male cases of infertility with positive AsAb were divided randomly into two groups, each consisting of 50 cases. The acupuncture-drug group was treated with acupuncture on Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23), Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3), Xinshu (BL 15), Geshu (BL 17), Shenmen (HT 7), and Xuehai (SP 10), combined with oral medication of Liuwei Dihuang Wan (Bolus of the Six Drugs Including Rehmanniae). The control group was treated with oral prednisone. The clinical therapeutic effects and the impact on AsAb were observed in the two groups. The results showed that the total effective rate in the acupuncture-drug group was 90%; while that of the control group was 64%, the comparison showing a statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The positive rate of blood serum and/or AsAb in both the two groups decreased in varying degrees, but the negative-turning rate of AsAb in the acupuncture-drug group was more obvious, the comparison showing also a significant difference (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs has definite therapeutic effects on male immune infertility, which can regulate AsAb and raise the immunity of the patients  
  Address Department of Acupuncture, Second Guangdong Provincial Worker's Hospital, Guangzhou 510720, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 90  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 100  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Infertility, Male
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score 46  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 345  
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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 (down) 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 Li, J. openurl 
  Title Clinical study on effect of scalp-acupuncture in treating acute cerebral hemorrhage Type of Study RCT
  Year 1999 Publication Abbreviated Journal Chin J Integr Tradit West Med  
  Volume 5 Issue 4 Pages 265-268  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cerebral Hemorrhage; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Head Trauma; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Scalp Acupuncture; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Stroke; TCM Acupuncture Style; Cerebral Hemorrhage  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 90  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 64  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score 60  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 681  
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Author Zhao, B. X.; Wang, K. S.; Zhao, J. X.; Wang, C. S.; Huang, X. H.; Ma, S. Q.; Qiang, H. openurl 
  Title Clinical effects of acupuncture after surgical operation in patients with prolapse of the lumbar intervertebral disc Type of Study RCT
  Year 2008 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 28 Issue 4 Pages 250-254  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cupping; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Intervertebral Disc Displacement; Low Back Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Back Pain  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 90  
  Treatment Follow-up 36 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 69  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1457  
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Author Gang, O.; Wang, L.; Wang, D.; Zhuo, T.; Shen, Z. url  openurl
  Title The effect of acupuncture on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women Type of Study RCT
  Year 2002 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 22 Issue 1 Pages 9-11  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Osteoporosis; Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Women's Health; Climacteric  
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  Address Second Clinical Medical College, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210029  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 84  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 42  
  Time in Treatment 25 Weeks Condition Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 356  
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Author Ding, X.; Gao, Q. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture treatment for multiple aortitis--a clinical report of 40 cases Type of Study RCT
  Year 2005 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 25 Issue 4 Pages 260-263  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Aortitis; Herbal Formula; Moxibustion; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Cardiovascular Diseases; Aortitis  
  Abstract In order to evaluate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture-moxibustion on multiple aortitis, 80 cases (with involvement of the main arteries in the head and arms) were randomly divided into a treatment group treated with acupuncture-moxibustion, and a control group treated with TCM and western drugs. The therapeutic effects were compared. The total effective rate was 95% in the treatment group (including 15% of the cure rate and 62.6% of the marked relief rate), and the total effective rate was 75% in the control group (including 12.5% of the marked relief rate). There was a significant difference in the therapeutic effects (P<0.01) between the two groups. It can be concluded that acupuncture-moxibustion is obviously superior to the routine drug therapy for treatment of multiple aortitis  
  Address Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 80  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 4 Weeks Condition Aortitis
  Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score 38  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 251  
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Author Lam, D. S.; Zhao, J.; Chen, L. J.; Wang, Y.; Zheng, C.; Lin, Q.; Rao, S. K.; Fan, D. S.; Zhang, M.; Leung, P. C.; Ritch, R. url  openurl
  Title Adjunctive Effect of Acupuncture to Refractive Correction on Anisometropic Amblyopia One-Year Results of a Randomized Crossover Trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Ophthalmology Abbreviated Journal Ophthalmology  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Eye Diseases; Amblyopia, Anisometropic; Pilot Study; Cross-Over Design; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Physical;  
  Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and adjunctive effect of acupuncture added to refractive correction for anisometropic amblyopia in younger children. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, crossover trial. PARTICIPANTS: We included 83 children aged 3 to &lt;7 years with untreated anisometropic amblyopia and baseline best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 to 20/200 in the amblyopic eye. METHODS: Participants were randomized to receive spectacles alone (group 1; n = 42) or spectacles + acupuncture (group 2; n = 41) for 15 weeks, and were then crossed over to receive the other regimen for another 15 weeks. The BCVA in both eyes was measured at baseline and every 5 (+/-1) weeks for the initial 45 weeks and at 60 (+/-1) weeks. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: BCVA in the amblyopic eye at 15, 30, and 60 weeks. RESULTS: The mean baseline BCVA in the amblyopic eye was 0.50 and 0.49 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution logMAR in groups 1 and 2, respectively. After 15 weeks of treatment, the BCVA had improved by a mean of 2.2 lines in group 1 and 2.9 lines in group 2. The mean difference in BCVA between groups was 0.77 lines (95% confidence interval (CI), 0.29-1.3; P = 0.0020) with baseline adjustment. BCVA of &lt;/=0.1 logMAR was achieved in 14.6% of the patients in group 1 and 57.5% in group 2 (P&lt;0.00010). After the regimens were crossed over at 30 weeks, group 1 had a mean of 1.2 (95% CI, 0.98-1.48; P = 2.0 x 10(-12)) lines additional improvement from the 15-week BCVA, whereas in group 2 the mean improvement was 0.4 (95% CI, 0.19-0.63; P = 0.0010) lines. The proportions of responders, resolution, and participants achieving a BCVA of &lt;/=0.1 logMAR at 30 weeks were similar between groups. After completion of acupuncture, only 1 participant had &gt;1 line of VA decrease to 60 weeks. Acupuncture was well-tolerated by all children, and no severe adverse effect was encountered. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture is a potentially useful complementary treatment modality that may provide sustainable adjunctive effect to refractive correction for anisometropic amblyopia in young children. Further large-scale studies seem warranted. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references.  
  Address Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shantou, China; Institute of Chinese Medicin  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 75  
  Treatment Follow-up Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 83  
  Time in Treatment 60 Weeks Condition Amblyopia, Anisometropic
  Disease Category Eye Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 618  
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Author Li, S.; Yu, B.; Lin, Z.; Jiang, S.; He, J.; Kang, L.; Li, W.; Chen, X.; Wang, X. url  openurl
  Title Randomized-controlled study of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder of preschool children with combined electro-acupuncture and behavior therapy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Complementary therapies in medicine Abbreviated Journal Complement Ther Med  
  Volume 18 Issue 5 Pages 175-183  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity; Acu Versus Sham; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Standard Needling Depth; Verum Acupoint Control; Sham Electroacupuncture  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of electro-acupuncture with behavior therapy on preschool children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: 180 preschool children with ADHD diagnosed by DSM-IV were classified into three subtypes: predominantly inattentive subtype (PI subtype, 60 cases), predominantly hyperactive-impulsive subtype (HI subtype, 60 cases) and combined subtype (CT subtype, 60 cases). In each subtype, the patients were recruited randomly into experimental group, which received electro-acupuncture and behavior therapy; and control group, which received sham electro-acupuncture and behavior therapy. The treatment efficacy was evaluated by measuring the change in core symptoms of ADHD according to the standard enacted by the national traditional Chinese medicine committee after 12 courses of treatment (lasted 12 weeks) and relapse rate was evaluated after a half-year follow up. RESULTS: (1) In PI subtype, 11 cases showed effectiveness with treatment and 12 cases showed improvement with treatment among experimental group, while five cases showed effectiveness and 12 cases showed improvement among control group; in HI subtype, 10 cases showed effectiveness and 17 cases showed improvement among experimental group, while four cases showed effectiveness and 14 cases showed improvement among control group; in CI subtype, 12 cases showed effectiveness and 12 cases showed improvement among experimental group, while five cases showed effectiveness and 12 cases showed improvement among control group; The overall comparison manifested that the efficacy of experimental group was better than that of control group (p&lt;0.05). (2) The core symptoms of experimental group were significantly decreased than that of control group at half-year follow up (p&lt;0.05). CONCLUSION: The treatment of ADHD in preschool children with electro-acupuncture combining behavior therapy has positive effect in reducing symptoms of ADHD. Adverse events are mild to patients. It is recommendable for this combined therapy, while multi-center RCT needs to be further studied.  
  Address Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 72  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 180  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 689  
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Author Liang, Y.; Guo, Y.; Gu, J; Zhou, S. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic efficacy observation on acupuncture plus medication for rheumatoid arthritis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 4 Pages 209-212  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Arthritis; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; RCT; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Autoimmune Diseases; Pain  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus medication for rhematic arthritis (RA). METHODS: A total of 80 RA cases were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 40 in each group. Cases in the observation group received antirheumatic agents and acupuncture therapy, whereas cases in the control group received antirheumatic agents alone. The therapeutic efficacies were observed after 3 sessions of treatment. RESULTS: After the treatment, patients in the observation group had significant improvement in their morning stiffness time, average grip of both hands, joint tenderness and joint swelling, showing statistical significances (P<0.01); symptoms of patients in the control group were also remarkably improved (P<0.01, P<0.05). Compared with the control group, the improvements in joint tenderness and average grip of both hands in the observation group were more significant (P<0.05). After treatment, the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) points were significantly improved in both groups, erthrocyte sedimention rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in both groups were remarkably reduced (P<0.01, P<0.05); however, compared with the control group, the CRP decrease in the observation group was more significant (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture plus antirhematic agents can effectively increase the RA patients' activities of daily living (ADL) and thus improve their quality of life.  
  Address Rehabilitation Department, Shanghai Guanghua Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai 200052, P.R. China. Email: lyy_517317@126.com  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 65  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 80  
  Time in Treatment 13 Weeks Condition Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  Disease Category Arthritis OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 705  
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Author Zhu, Y.; Zhang, L.; Ouyang, G.; Meng, D.; Qian, K.; Wang, T. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture in Subacute Stroke: No Benefits Detected Type of Study RCT
  Year 2013 Publication Physical therapy Abbreviated Journal Phys Ther  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Stroke; RCT; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Usual Care Control, Physical; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Scalp Acupuncture; Nervous System Diseases  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: There is debate around the effect of acupuncture on stroke with key reviews unable to find evidence of effect. This may be due to poor study design, small sample size and insufficient theoretical background. OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to determine if acupuncture combined with conventional physical therapy improves motor function and activities of daily living in subacute stroke patients compared to conventional physical therapy alone. DESIGN: Multicenter, single-blinded, randomized study. SETTING: Four rehabilitation centers in the Jiangsu province of China participated in this study. PATIENTS: One hundred and eighty-eight patients with subacute stroke admitted to the hospital were randomized into an acupuncture group and a conventional rehabilitation group. INTERVENTIONS: A combination of body and scalp acupuncture was used for three months in the acupuncture group. All patients underwent conventional stroke rehabilitation. MEASUREMENTS: The Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) and Barthel Index (BI) were performed at baseline, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after inclusion in the study. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found at baseline between the groups. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups using the FMA motor scores and the BI scores at baseline, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months. Significant improvements were found in each group following treatment. CONCLUSIONS: In patients with subacute stroke, the addition of body and scalp acupuncture to a regimen of conventional physical therapy does not result in further improvement in either motor function or activities of daily living beyond the effect of conventional physical therapy alone.  
  Address Y. Zhu, Department of Rehabilitation, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 65  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 188  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1492  
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Author Duncan, B.; Shen, K.; Zou, L. P.; Han, T. L.; Lu, Z. L.; Zheng, H.; Walsh, M.; Venker, C.; Su, Y.; Schnyer, R.; Caspi, O. url  openurl
  Title Evaluating intense rehabilitative therapies with and without acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Abbreviated Journal Arch Phys Med Rehabil  
  Volume 93 Issue 5 Pages 808-815  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Nervous System Diseases; Cerebral Palsy; Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; TCM Acupuncture Style; Acupuncture; Manualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Physical; Pediatrics; Electroacupuncture; Massage; Scalp Acupuncture  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of conventional therapies (physical, occupational, and hydrotherapies) plus acupuncture with those without acupuncture when administered intensely in the management of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Evaluation-blind, prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Therapies and video-recorded assessments at a children's hospital in Beijing, China, and blind scoring and data analyses at a university in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Children (N=75), 12 to 72 months of age, with spastic CP. INTERVENTIONS: Intensely administered (5 times per week for 12wk) physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hydrotherapy either with acupuncture (group 1) or without acupuncture (group 2). To satisfy standard of care, group 2 subsequently received acupuncture (weeks 16-28). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-66 and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) assessments at 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, and 28 weeks. RESULTS: At the end of 12 weeks, there was no statistically significant difference between the 2 groups, but when group 2 received acupuncture (16-28wk) there was a shift toward improvement in the GMFM-66 and the PEDI-Functional Skills Self-Care and Mobility domain. When groups were combined, statistically significant improvements after intense therapies occurred from baseline to 12 weeks for each outcome measure at each Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level. After adjusting for expected normative maturational gains based on age, the GMFM gains for children with GMFCS II level was statistically significant (P&lt;.05) with a mean gain of 6.5 versus a predicted gain of 3.4. CONCLUSIONS: Intense early administered rehabilitation improves function in children with spastic CP. The contribution from acupuncture was unclear. Children's response varied widely, suggesting the importance of defining clinical profiles that identify which children might benefit most. Further research should explore how this approach might apply in the U.S.  
  Address Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA. bduncan@peds.arizona.edu  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 60  
  Treatment Follow-up 16 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 75  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 269  
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Author Huang, L.; An, J.; Su, T.; Wang, P.; Daong, L.; Zhang, R.; Ren, Y.; Ren, Y. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Efficacy Observation on Scalp Acupuncture for Vasular Dementia Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 10 Issue 1 Pages 33-43  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Mental Disorders; Dementia, Vascular; Vascular Dementia; Acu Versus CAM Control; Electroacupuncture; Scalp Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of scalp acupunture for vasular dementia due to deficiency of the liver and kidney in a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial. Methods: A total of 184 cases were randomly allocated into a scalp acupuncture group and body acupuncture group. The mini-mental state examination (MMSE), Blessed-Roth behavior scale (BBS), activieies of daily living (ADL) scale and scores of signs and symptoms based traditional Chinese medicine were used to assess cases in both groups before and after the treatment. Results: The MMSE score and improvemnt of TCM-based signs and symptoms in the scalp acupuncture grop were significantly better than that in the control group (P<0.01), while there wer no statistical differences between the two groups in BBS and ADL score (P<0.05). The marked and total effective rates of cognition improvement in the scalp acupuncture group were significantly better than that in the control group, while there were no significant differences between the two groups in improvement of social behavior and TCM-based signs and symptoms. Also, there was no significant difference between the two groups in the total effetive rate for improvement of ADL. Conclusion: Scalp acupunture can substantially improve the VD patients' activity of daily living, alleviate the TCM-based signs and symptoms and increase their mental state and scoail behavior. In addition, scalp acupunture is safe, effective and easy to operate on any postures.  
  Address Acupunture Department, Xi'an Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shaanxi 710061, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 60  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 184  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Dementia, Vascular
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 475  
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Author Li, X. J. openurl 
  Title Clinical Analysis on Treatment of Parkinson's Disease by Acupuncture of the Main Points on the Govenor Vessel Meridian Type of Study RCT
  Year 2005 Publication Abbreviated Journal The European Journal of Integrated Eastern and Western Medicine  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages -  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Parkinson Disease; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Nervous System Diseases  
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  Address  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 60  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 9 Weeks Condition Parkinson Disease
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 691  
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Author Liu, Y.; Zhang, L. openurl 
  Title The TCM-combined treatment for aphasia due to cerebrovascular disorders Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication Abbreviated Journal EastWest  
  Volume Issue Pages 22-24  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Aphasia; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Nervous System Diseases; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Scalp Acupuncture; Speech Disorders; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; TCM Acupuncture Style  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 60  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 36  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Aphasia
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score 40  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 762  
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