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Author Margolin, A.; Kleber, H. D.; Avants, S. K.; Konefal, J.; Gawin, F.; Stark, E.; Sorensen, J.; Midkiff, E.; Wells, E.; Jackson, T. R.; Bullock, M.; Culliton, P. D.; Boles, S.; Vaughan, R. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction: a randomized controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2002 Publication Abbreviated Journal JAMA  
  Volume 287 Issue 1 Pages 55-63  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Drug Addiction; Auricular Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; NADA Protocol Acupuncture Style; Non Specific Acupoint Control; RCT; Relaxation Techniques; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Standard Needling Depth; Substance-Related Disorders; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Substance Abuse; Drug Addiction  
  Abstract CONTEXT: Auricular acupuncture is widely used to treat cocaine addiction in the United States and Europe. However, evidence from controlled studies regarding this treatment's effectiveness has been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture as a treatment for cocaine addiction. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial conducted from November 1996 to April 1999. SETTING: Six community-based clinics in the United States: 3 hospital-affiliated clinics and 3 methadone maintenance programs. PATIENTS: Six hundred twenty cocaine-dependent adult patients (mean age, 38.8 years; 69.2% men); 412 used cocaine only and 208 used both opiates and cocaine and were receiving methadone maintenance. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to receive auricular acupuncture (n = 222), a needle-insertion control condition (n = 203), or a relaxation control condition (n = 195). Treatments were offered 5 times weekly for 8 weeks. Concurrent drug counseling was also offered to patients in all conditions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cocaine use during treatment and at the 3- and 6-month postrandomization follow-up based on urine toxicology screens; retention in treatment. RESULTS: Intent-to-treat analysis of urine samples showed a significant overall reduction in cocaine use (odds ratio, 1.40; 95% confidence interval, 1.11-1.74; P =.002) but no differences by treatment condition (P =.90 for acupuncture vs both control conditions). There were also no differences between the conditions in treatment retention (44%-46% for the full 8 weeks). Counseling sessions in all 3 conditions were poorly attended. CONCLUSIONS: Within the clinical context of this study, acupuncture was not more effective than a needle insertion or relaxation control in reducing cocaine use. Our study does not support the use of acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment for cocaine addiction or in contexts in which patients receive only minimal concurrent psychosocial treatment. Research will be needed to examine acupuncture's contribution to addiction treatment when provided in an ancillary role  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up 16 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 620  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Cocaine-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score 79  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 828  
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Author Sun, J. G.; Ko, C. H.; Wong, V.; Sun, X. R. url  openurl
  Title Randomised control trial of tongue acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in improving functional outcome in cerebral palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2004 Publication Abbreviated Journal J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry  
  Volume 75 Issue 7 Pages 1054-1057  
  Keywords Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Cerebral Palsy; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Motor Function; Nervous System Diseases; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Pediatrics; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style;  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used historically in the treatment of cerebral palsy (CP). We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture in improving the motor function of children with CP. METHODS: A randomised control trial was conducted to assess the effect of tongue acupuncture (TAC) in 33 CP children. The subjects were randomised to treatment (n = 22) with TAC or control (n = 11). Clinical outcome was evaluated using the gross motor function measure (GMFM) and the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI). RESULTS: The increase in mean GMFM score was significantly greater in the treatment than in the control group (p = 0.042). CONCLUSION: An improvement in motor function of CP subjects is seen following a short course of acupuncture  
  Address The Jockey Club MRI Engineering Center, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Department of Pediatrics, Caritas Medical Center, Hong Kong, China. Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Week Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 33  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score 72  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1120  
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Author Wang, B.; Li, G.; Shen, W.; Cui, H.; Tang, Z. openurl 
  Title Therapeutic Efficacy Observation on Combined Acupuncture and Herbal Formula for Male Sterility Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 211-214  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Genital Diseases, Male; Infertility, Male; RCT; Acu Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; External Herbs; Direct Moxibustion; Moxibustion; Moxa; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Men's Health; Sterility  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of combined acupuncture and herbal formula for male sterility. Method: Thirty-seven sterility cases due to abnormal semen were randomly allocated into two groups, a group of combined acupuncture and herbal formula (observation group, n=25) and a group of combined acupuncture and oral clomifene capsules (control group, n=12). Then the clinical symptoms, routine semen indexes, testosterone (T), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) changes have been observed in two groups respectively before and after treatment. Results: Combined acupuncture and herbal formula obtained substantially better effect than combined acupuncture and oral Western medication (P<0.05). After treatment, the sperm density, 1h survival rate, motility score and normal morphological rates in the observation group were all improved (P<0.05), whereas, there were no statistical differences in the control group except for a decrease in semen volume (P<0.05). Additionally, after treatment, the T and LH values in the control group were significantly elevated (P<0.05); and despite the elevation of FSH, there was no statistical difference. For the observation group, there were no significant changes in T, LH and FSH. Conclusion: Combined acupuncture and herbal formula can obtain accurate efficacy for abnormal semen.  
  Address Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, P.R. China. email: carloswb@163.com  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 37  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Infertility, Male
  Disease Category Genital Diseases, Male OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1232  
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Author Wang, D.Y.; Wang, Y.; Yang, X.D. openurl 
  Title Effect of Acupuncture on Fuctional Reconstruction of the Wrist Following Cerebral Apoplexy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Abbreviated Journal J Acupunct Tuina Sci  
  Volume 8 Issue 6 Pages 364-367  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Stroke; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Trigger Point Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu  
  Abstract Objective: To observe the effect of needling different points on fuctional reconstruction of wrist following cerebral apoplexy. Methods: Forty apoplexy cases were randomly allocated into four groups, 10 in each. Cases in group A were treated by needling the extensor muscle motor points. Cases in group B were treated by needling alternating extensor-flexor muscle motor points. Cases in group C were treated by needling Jianyu (LI 15), Binao (LI 14), Shousanli (LI 10), Waiguan (TE 5). Cases in group D were treated by needling Jianyu (LI 15), Binao (LI 14), Shousanli (LI 10), Waiguan (TE 5), Chize (LU 5) and Neiguan (PC 6). The motor functions of affected upper limbs were evaluated on the surface electromyography (SEMG), Fugl-Meyer function scale and Barthel ADL (Activities of Daily Living) indexes. Results: Needling alternating extensor-flexor muscle motor points can significantly increase the peak value (MAX) of the uppper limb SEMG, integrated electromyogram (IEMG), Fugl-Meyer motor function value and Barthel ADL indexes. Conclusion: Needling different points may produce different effects on wrist fuction following cerebral apoplexy. Needling alternating extensor-flexor muscle motor points can obtain an exact treatment effect.  
  Address No. 2 Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, P.R. China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 40  
  Time in Treatment 3 Weeks Condition Stroke
  Disease Category Stroke OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1236  
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Author Wong, V. C.; Sun, J. G. url  openurl
  Title Randomized controlled trial of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in autism spectrum disorder Type of Study RCT
  Year 2010 Publication Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal J Altern Complement Med  
  Volume 16 Issue 5 Pages 545-553  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Autistic Disorder; Mental Disorders; Acu + Usual Care Versus Sham + Usual Care; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Tongue Acupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Verum Acupoint Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: We aim to study the efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in children with autism spectrum disorder. METHODS: A single-blind randomized control trial was conducted in 50 children. These children were randomly assigned to the treatment group with tongue acupuncture (40 sessions over 8 weeks) or the control group (sham tongue acupuncture to nonacupoints in the tongue). RESULTS: There was improvement in both the treatment and control groups in all assessed measures but more so in the treatment than in the control group: (1) eye-hand coordination, performance, and practical reasoning of Griffiths Mental Developmental Scale; (2) sensory-motor, social, affectual, language, and total score of Ritvo-Freeman Real Life Scale; (3) Comprehension Language age in the Reynell Language Developmental Scale; and (4) Total Score and Mental Age in Symbolic Play Test. The only statistically significant improvement in the treatment as compared to the control group was seen in self-care and cognition domains of the Functional Independence Measure for children. CONCLUSIONS: We had demonstrated that a short course of acupuncture had efficacy in improving various developmental and behavioral aspects of children with autism. The long-term efficacy in functional gain needs to be further explored.  
  Address Division of Child Neurology/Developmental Pediatrics/Neurohabilitation, Department of Pediatrics &amp; Adolescent Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. vcnwong@hku.hk  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up 1 Week Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 50  
  Time in Treatment 8 Weeks Condition Autistic Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1319  
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Author Yu, S. url  openurl
  Title The therapeutic effects of triple puncture and routine body needling for cervical spondylosis Type of Study RCT
  Year 2003 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 23 Issue 4 Pages 282-283  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Ashi Acupuncture Style; Cervical Spondylosis; Neck Pain; Pain; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Triple Puncture; Spondylosis  
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  Address Department of Acupuncture and Massotherapy, Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changsha 410007, Hunan Province  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 40  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 216  
  Time in Treatment 7 Weeks Condition Spondylosis
  Disease Category Neck Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1403  
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Author Bao, C. H.; Zhao, J. M.; Liu, H. R.; Lu, Y.; Zhu, Y. F.; Shi, Y.; Weng, Z. J.; Feng, H.; Guan, X.; Li, J.; Chen, W. F.; Wu, L. Y.; Jin, X. M.; Dou, C. Z.; Wu, H. G. url  doi
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  Title Randomized controlled trial: Moxibustion and acupuncture for the treatment of Crohn's disease Type of Study RCT
  Year 2014 Publication World journal of gastroenterology : WJG Abbreviated Journal World J Gastroenterol  
  Volume 20 Issue 31 Pages 11000-  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Gastrointestinal Diseases; Crohn Disease; RCT; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Sham Control; Penetrating Sham; Superficial Needling Depth; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Acu Versus Sham; Acupuncture; Moxibustion; Moxa; Warming Needle; Indirect Moxibustion; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract AIM: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for the treatment of active Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: Ninety-two patients were equally and randomly divided into the treatment group and received herb-partitioned moxibustion combined with acupuncture, and the control group received wheat bran-partitioned moxibustion combined with superficial acupuncture. The patients received three treatment sessions per week for 12 wk and were followed up for 24 wk. The main outcome was evaluated using the CD Activity Index (CDAI) score, and the secondary outcomes were evaluated using laboratory indicators such as hemoglobin (HGB), C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate, quality-of-life, endoscopic ratings, and intestinal histology scores. RESULTS: The CDAI scores of both the treatment and control groups were significantly reduced after treatment compared with those measured before treatment. However, the degree of improvement in the treatment group was significantly greater than that of the control group. The improvement in symptoms in patients of the treatment group was sustained at follow-up, whereas that of the control group was not. The overall efficacy of the treatment was significantly greater than that of the control. Both groups demonstrated significant improvements in quality-of-life ratings after treatment, but the improvement was significantly greater in the treatment group than in the control group. In addition, the patients in the treatment group showed significantly increased HGB and significantly decreased CRP levels and histopathological scores at the end of treatment, whereas the control group did not exhibit significant changes. CONCLUSION: Moxibustion with acupuncture provided significant therapeutic benefits in patients with active CD beyond the placebo effect and is therefore an effective and safe treatment for active CD.  
  Address Key Laboratory of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Immunological Effects, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up 24 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 92  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Crohn Disease
  Disease Category Gastrointestinal Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 58  
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Author Cai, X. M.; Wu, J. openurl 
  Title The mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating method for acupuncture treatment of delayed menstrual cycle--a clinical controlled study Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 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 29 Issue 1 Pages 35-38  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Menstruation Disturbances; Oligomenorrhea; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Other Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Menstruation-Regulating Method  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effects of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method with the routine acupuncture method in treating delayed menstrual cycle. METHODS: 40 patients with delayed menstrual cycle were randomly divided into a treatment group of 23 cases (treated by the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method), and a control group of 17 cases (treated by the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle due to stagnation of the liver-qi). The treatment involved three menstrual cycles. The evaluations were done by scoring the symptoms before treatment and at the end of each menstrual cycle. RESULTS: After treatment, significant differences were found between the two groups in the therapeutic effects (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect of the mind-tranquilizing and menstruation-regulating acupuncture method is significantly superior to that of the routine acupuncture method for delayed menstrual cycle  
  Address College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610075, Sichuan, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 40  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Oligomenorrhea
  Disease Category Menstruation Disturbances OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 104  
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Author Duan, D.; Tu, Y.; Jiao, S.; Qin, W. openurl 
  Title The relevance between symptoms and magnetic resonance imaging analysis of the hippocampus of depressed patients given electro-acupuncture combined with fluoxetine intervention – a randomized, controlled trial Type of Study RCT
  Year 2011 Publication Chinese journal of integrative medicine Abbreviated Journal Chin J Integr Med  
  Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 190-199  
  Keywords AcuTrials; RCT; Depressive Disorder; Mental Disorders; Acu Versus Usual Care; Electroacupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Symptom Based Point Selection; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical  
  Abstract Objective: To probe the relevance between depressive symptoms and hippocampal volume and its metabolites detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in depressed patients who were given electroacupuncture (EA) combined with Fluoxetine before and after treatment. Methods: A randomized, controlled trial was conducted. A total of 75 cases of mild or moderate depression were randomly assigned to two groups: the EA group which received EA combined with Fluoxetine; the Fluoxetine group which received Fluoxetine only as the control. The 17-item Hamilton Scale for Depression (HAMD) was used to assess the depression level. The relevance between the changes of the hippocampal volume and its metabolites, including N-acetyl aspartate (NAA)/creatine (Cr) and choline containing compounds (Cho)/Cr, and the reduction rate of the HAMD score before and after treatment of the two groups were analyzed. Results: At the end of the treatment, the therapeutic response rates were not statistically different between the two groups (73.53% for the Fluoxetine group and 83.33% for the EA group, respectively). Compared to that of the Fluoxetine group, a significant difference was shown in the EA group in the reduction rate of the HAMD scores (p<0.05). There was a negative correlation between the therapeutic effect and the HAMD scores before treatment in both groups of patients. There was no significant difference in the hippocampal volume before and after treatment. The NAA/Cr ratio of both groups increased after treatment, with the EA group increasing more. There was a negative correlation between the rate of change of the NAA/Cr after treatment and the HAMD scores before treatment in the two groups. In the Fluoxetine group, the Cho/Cr ratio showed no significant difference before and after treatment, which had no relevance with the HAMD scores before treatment either. Meanwhile, in the EA group, the Cho/Cr ratio showed significant difference before and after treatment, which also had a positive relevance with the HAMD scores before treatment. Conclusions: There was a significant improvement in the hippocampal metabolites in depressed patients who treated by EA combined with Fluoxetine. Those differences showed relevance with the HAMD scores before treatment.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 75  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 263  
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Author Geng, J. url  openurl
  Title Treatment of 50 cases of senile dementia by acupuncture combined with inhalation of herbal drugs and oxygen Type of Study RCT
  Year 1999 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 19 Issue 4 Pages 287-289  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Alzheimer Disease; Dementia; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Herb Inhalation; Herbal Formula; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture + Other; Senile Dementia; TCM Acupuncture Style; Mental Disorders  
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  Address Xuzhou Municipal TCM Hospital, Jiangsu Province  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 100  
  Time in Treatment 5 Weeks Condition Senile Dementia
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 375  
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Author Han, C.; Li, X.; Luo, H. openurl 
  Title Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Effects of Electro-acupuncture and Maprotiline in Treating Depression Type of Study RCT
  Year 2006 Publication International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture Abbreviated Journal Int J Clin Acupunct  
  Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 7-14  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Depression; Electroacupuncture; RCT; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Depressive Disorder; Mental Disorders; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 61  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 426  
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Author Luo, H.; Meng, F.; Jia, Y.; Zhao, X. url  openurl
  Title Clinical research on the therapeutic effect of the electro-acupuncture treatment in patients with depression Type of Study RCT
  Year 1998 Publication Abbreviated Journal Psychiatry Clin Neurosci  
  Volume 52 Suppl Issue Pages S338-S340  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; AcuTrials; Adverse Effects; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; Depressive Disorder; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Mental Disorders  
  Abstract Electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation has been found to influence the brain (norepinephrine metabolism in experimental animals). Preliminary clinical research has shown that EA treatment is as effective as amitriptyline for patients with depression. In this study, two consecutive clinical studies on the treatment of depression with EA are conducted. The first study was double blind placebo controlled, in which 29 depressed inpatients were recruited. Patients were randomly divided into three groups: EA + placebo; amitriptyline; and EA + amitriptyline. They received EA and/or amitriptyline treatment for 6 weeks. The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Clinical Global Impression and ASBERG scales for the side effect of antidepressants were used to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and side effects. Based on the results and research protocol of the first study, a multi-centered collaborative study was conducted, in which 241 inpatients with depression were recruited. Patients were randomly divided into two treatment groups: the EA + placebo and the amitriptyline groups. The results from both studies showed that the therapeutic efficacy of EA was equal to that of amitriptyline for depressive disorders (P > 0.05). Electro-acupuncture had a better therapeutic effect for anxiety somatization and cognitive process disturbance of depressed patients than amitriptyline (P < 0.05). Moreover, the side effects of EA were much less than that of amitriptyline (P < 0.001). The article suggested that EA treatment was an effective therapeutic method for depressive disorders. Particularly, it was a treatment of choice for depressed patients who were unable to comply with the classic tricyclic antidepressants because of their anticholinergic side effects. The possible mechanism of EA treatment is discussed  
  Address Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, Beijing Medical University, PR China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 270  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score 60  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 784  
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Author Mehta, P. K.; Polk, D. M.; Zhang, X.; Li, N.; Painovich, J.; Kothawade, K.; Kirschner, J.; Qiao, Y.; Ma, X.; Chen, Y. D.; Brantman, A.; Shufelt, C.; Minissian, M.; Bairey Merz, C. N. url  doi
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  Title A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in stable ischemic heart disease patients. Type of Study RCT
  Year 2014 Publication International journal of cardiology Abbreviated Journal Int J Cardiol  
  Volume Issue Pages -  
  Keywords RCT; Cardiovascular Diseases; Myocardial Ischemia; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Wait List Control; Heart Rate Variability; Heart Disease; Ischemic Heart Disease  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV) is reduced in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) patients and is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD). We evaluated the impact of traditional acupuncture (TA) on cardiac autonomic function measured by HRV in SIHD patients. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled study of TA, sham acupuncture (SA), and waiting control (WC) in 151 SIHD subjects. The TA group received needle insertion at acupuncture sites, the SA group received a sham at non-acupuncture sites, while the WC group received nothing. The TA and SA groups received 3 treatments/week for 12weeks. 24-Hour, mental arithmetic stress, and cold pressor (COP) HRV was collected at entry and exit, along with BP, lipids, insulin resistance, hs-CRP, salivary cortisol, peripheral endothelial function by tonometry (PAT), and psychosocial variables. RESULTS: Mean age was 63+/-10; 50% had prior myocardial infarction. Comparison of WC and SA groups demonstrated differences consistent with the unblinded WC status; therefore by design, the control groups were not merged. Exit mental stress HRV was higher in TA vs. SA for markers of parasympathetic tone (p</=0.025), including a 17% higher vagal activity (p=0.008). There were no differences in exit 24-hour or COP HRV, BP, lipids, insulin resistance, hs-CRP, salivary cortisol, PAT, or psychosocial variables. CONCLUSIONS: TA results in intermediate effects on autonomic function in SIHD patients. TA effect on HRV may be clinically relevant and should be explored further. These data document feasibility and provide sample size estimation for a clinical trial of TA in SIHD patients for the prevention of SCD. CONDENSED ABSTRACT: We conducted a randomized, single-blind trial of traditional acupuncture (TA) vs. sham acupuncture (SA) vs waiting control (WC) in stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) patients to evaluate cardiac autonomic function measured by heart rate variability (HRV). Exit mental stress HRV was higher in the TA compared to SA group for time and frequency domain markers of parasympathetic tone (all p</=0.025), including a 17% higher vagal activity (p=0.008). These data document feasibility and provide sample size estimation for an outcome-based clinical trial of TA in SIHD patients for the prevention of sudden cardiac death.  
  Address Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA, United States.; Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 151  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Myocardial Ischemia
  Disease Category Cardiovascular Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 847  
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Author Painovich, J. M.; Shufelt, C. L.; Azziz, R.; Yang, Y.; Goodarzi, M. O.; Braunstein, G. D.; Karlan, B. Y.; Stewart, P. M.; Merz, C. N. url  openurl
  Title A pilot randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of traditional acupuncture for vasomotor symptoms and mechanistic pathways of menopause Type of Study RCT
  Year 2012 Publication Menopause (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal Menopause  
  Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 54-61  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Climacteric; Menopause; RCT; Pilot Study; Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Control; Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical; Near Verum Acupoint Control; Wait-List Control  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a pilot study for the feasibility of planning a definitive clinical trial comparing traditional acupuncture (TA) with sham acupuncture (SA) and waiting control (WC) on menopause-related vasomotor symptoms (VMS), quality of life, and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Thirty-three perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with at least seven VMS daily were randomized to TA, SA, or WC. The TA and SA groups were given three treatments per week for 12 weeks. Outcomes included the number and severity of VMS, Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire, Beck Depression Inventory, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety Instrument, Pittsburgh Quality Sleep Index, 24-hour urine cortisol and metabolites, and adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation testing. RESULTS: Both the TA and SA groups demonstrated improved VMS trends compared with the WC group (Delta -3.5 +/- 3.00 vs -4.1 +/- 3.79 vs -1.2 +/- 2.4, respectively; P = 20) and significantly improved Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire vasomotor scores (Delta -1.5 +/- 2.02 vs -1.8 +/- 1.52 vs -0.3 +/- 0.64, respectively; P = 0.04). There were no psychosocial group differences. Exit 24-hour urinary measures were lower in the TA versus the SA or WC group in total cortisol metabolites (4,658.9 +/- 1,670.9 vs 7,735.8 +/- 3,747.9 vs 5,166.0 +/- 2,234.5, P = 0.03; respectively) and dehydroepiandrosterone (41.4 +/- 27.46, 161.2 +/- 222.77, and 252.4 +/- 385.40, respectively; P = 0.05). The response data on adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation cortisol also trended in the hypothesized direction (P = 0.17). CONCLUSIONS: Both TA and SA reduce VMS frequency and severity and improve VMS-related quality of life compared with WC; however, TA alone may impact the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. This association is viewed as preliminary and hypothesis generating and should be explored in a large clinical trial.  
  Address Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, USA; Departments of Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA;  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 33  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Menopause
  Disease Category Climacteric OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 923  
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Author Worner, T. M.; Zeller, B.; Schwarz, H.; Zwas, F.; Lyon, D. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture fails to improve treatment outcome in alcoholics Type of Study RCT
  Year 1992 Publication Abbreviated Journal Drug Alcohol Depend  
  Volume 30 Issue 2 Pages 169-173  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Alcoholism; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Non Penetrating Sham, Electrical; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; Usual Care Control, Multimodality; TCM Acupuncture Style; Substance-Related Disorders; Alcohol-Related Disorders; Group Acupuncture Style; Drug Addiction; Substance Abuse  
  Abstract Fifty-six alcoholics (49 male, 7 female) of lower socioeconomic class attending an outpatient treatment program in Brooklyn, New York were prospectively randomized to one of three treatment group: point-specific acupuncture, sham transdermal stimulation or standard care (control). One third of the subjects reported a history of drug use in addition to alcohol. Results in this small sample showed no significant differences in attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, number of outpatients sessions attended, number of weeks in either the study or in the outpatient program, number of persons completing treatment or in the number of relapses. It is therefore concluded that in this small racially mixed sample of urban outpatient alcoholics, fixed point-specific standardized acupuncture did not improve outcome. We caution against the routine use of this treatment until more randomized controlled trials demonstrate a beneficial effect  
  Address Alcoholism Services, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 10201  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up 12 Weeks Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 56  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Alcohol-Related Disorders
  Disease Category Substance-Related Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1323  
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Author Wu, Q. url  openurl
  Title Piriformis syndrome treated by triple puncture with the bai hu yao tou maneuver Type of Study RCT
  Year 2003 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 23 Issue 3 Pages 197-198  
  Keywords CAM Control; Acu Versus CAM Control; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Pain; Piriformis Muscle Syndrome; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Sports Medicine; TCM Acupuncture Style; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; Low Back Pain; Back Pain  
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  Address Xuzhou TCM Hospital, Jiangsu Province 221003  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 116  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
  Disease Category Back Pain OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1327  
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Author Yang, X.; Liu, X.; Luo, H.; Jia, Y. url  openurl
  Title Clinical observation on needling extrachannel points in treating mental depression Type of Study RCT
  Year 1994 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med  
  Volume 14 Issue 1 Pages 14-18  
  Keywords Acu Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Depression; Depressive Disorder; Electroacupuncture; Mental Disorders; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style  
  Abstract Totally 20 cases of mental depression were treated by needling extrachannel points with an effective rate of 90%; comparison of these cases with 21 controls treated with amitriptyline, showed no significant difference in effect (P > 0.05). Measured with Hamilton's scale, factors of anxiety somatization, cognitive disturbance, retardation, sleep disturbance and feeling of despair in both the needling and control groups showed obvious decrease in the mean value, and the change in anxiety somatization was markedly significant in the needling group as compared with that in the controls (P < 0.01). Our studies revealed that after 6 weeks of needling the power of slow wave delta decreased while that of the fast wave alpha increased, all significantly different as compared with that before and during the treatment (P < 0.05)  
  Address Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 41  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1371  
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Author Yu, H. B.; Liu, Y. F.; Wu, L. X. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture combined with music therapy for treatment of 30 cases of cerebral palsy Type of Study RCT
  Year 2009 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 29 Issue 4 Pages 243-248  
  Keywords AcuTrials; Nervous System Diseases; Cerebral Palsy; RCT; Acu Versus Acu; Acupuncture; TCM Acupuncture Style; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; CAM Control; Music Therapy; Symptom Based Point Selection  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with music therapy for treatment of cerebral palsy. METHODS: Sixty children with cerebral palsy were randomly divided into an acupuncture group (Group Acup.) and an acupuncture plus music group (Group Acup.+ M). Simple acupuncture was applied in Group Acup., and acupuncture at 5 groups of points plus music were applied in Group Acup. +M. The treatment was given once every two days with 3 treatments weekly, and 36 treatments constituted a therapeutic course. Therapeutic effects including movement improvement were observed for comparison after 3 courses of treatments. RESULTS: The comprehensive functions were elevated in both groups, and the total effective rate in Group Acup. + M was obviously better than that in Group Acup (P &lt; 0.05). Movement functions were also improved in both groups, but the differences in improvement of creeping and kneeling, standing, and walking were significant between the two groups (P &lt; 0.01), showing the effect in Group Acup. + M was better than that in Group Acup.. CONCLUSION: The therapy of acupuncture plus music gained better therapeutic effect on cerebral palsy than simple acupuncture, which provided new thoughts for treating the disease by comprehensive therapies.  
  Address Department of Acupuncture, Shenzhen TCM Hospital of Guangdong Province, Shenzhen 518000, China.  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 60  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Cerebral Palsy
  Disease Category Nervous System Diseases OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1398  
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Author Zhang, G. J.; Shi, Z. Y.; Liu, S.; Gong, S. H.; Liu, J. Q.; Liu, J. S. url  openurl
  Title Clinical observation on treatment of depression by electro-acupuncture combined with Paroxetine Type of Study RCT
  Year 2007 Publication Abbreviated Journal Chin J Integr Med  
  Volume 13 Issue 3 Pages 228-230  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Depression; Electroacupuncture; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Depressive Disorder;  
  Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy and adverse reactions of Paroxetine combined with electro-acupuncture (EA) in treating depression. METHODS: Forty-two patients with depression were randomly assigned to the observation group (22 patients) treated with EA combined with Paroxetine, and the control group (20 patients) treated with Paroxetine alone, and the therapeutic course for both groups was 6 weeks. The therapeutic efficacy and adverse reactions were evaluated with scores by Hamilton depression scale (HAMD) and treatment emergent symptoms scale (TESS), respectively. RESULTS: HAMD scores determined at the end of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th week of the treatment course were significantly lower in the observation group than those in the control group (P<0.05). The significant improvement rate evaluated at the end of the 6-week treatment was remarkably higher in the observation group than that in the control group (72.7% vs 40.0%). No significant difference of TESS scores was found between the two groups. CONCLUSION: EA combined with Paroxetine has better clinical efficacy than that of Paroxetine alone, with milder adverse reaction and quicker initiation of effect  
  Address Department of Psychology, Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Shiyan City, Hubei, 442012, China  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 42  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Depressive Disorder
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1432  
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Author Zhou, G.; Jin, S.; Zhang, L. openurl 
  Title Comparative clinical study on the treatment of schizophrenia with electroacupuncture and reduced doses of antipsychotic drugs Type of Study RCT
  Year 1997 Publication Abbreviated Journal Amer J Acupunct  
  Volume 25 Issue 1 Pages 25-31  
  Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Psychological Disorders; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Schizophrenia; Semi-Individualized Acupuncture Protocol; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; Traditional Diagnosis Based Point Selection; TCM Acupuncture Style  
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  Language Number of Treatments (down) 36  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 40  
  Time in Treatment 6 Weeks Condition Psychiatry
  Disease Category Mental Disorders OCSI Score  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 1479  
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