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1. Acupuncture for migraine headaches

Acupuncture for migraine headaches Acupuncture for migraine headaches Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Acupuncture for migraine headaches View/ Open Date 2010-04 Format Metadata Abstract Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management

2019 Clinical Inquiries

2. Acupuncture for migraine headaches

Acupuncture for migraine headaches Acupuncture for migraine headaches Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Acupuncture for migraine headaches View/ Open Date 2010-04 Format Metadata Abstract Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management

2019 Clinical Inquiries

3. Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

or sham acupuncture Acupuncture versus medication Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy Deep needling with stimulation (T/S) versus deep needling without stimulation Favours acupuncture (N=13) No significant difference (N=286) Favours acupuncture (N=38) Favours acupuncture as an adjunct (N=58) No significant difference (N=41) Extensive search of many databases including Chinese. No language restrictions Casanueva et al 2014 Spain 120 patients with fibromyalgia Open-label randomised controlled trial (RCT (...) sample size No placebo or sham therapy Clinical Bottom Line Acupuncture may reduce pain in fibromyalgia syndrome. Most studies do not report on long-term pain outcomes and there are no large-scale studies. References Deare JC , Zheng Z , Xue CCL , et al . Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2013:(5):Art. No.: CD007070. Casanueva B , Rivas P , Rodero B , et al . Short-term improvement following dry needle stimulation of tender points in fibromyalgia. Rheumatol Int 2014;34

2017 BestBETS

4. Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts (...) Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS Article Text Commentary: Maternal and child health Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS Liangzhi Xu , , , Xiaoyong Qiao

2017 Evidence-Based Medicine

5. Randomised controlled trial: Acupuncture prophylaxis of migraine no better than sham acupuncture for decreasing frequency of headaches

trial Acupuncture prophylaxis of migraine no better than sham acupuncture for decreasing frequency of headaches Hans-Christoph Diener Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on: Li Y , Zheng H , Witt CM , et al. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized controlled trial . Context Migraine is a frequent and often disabling condition, in particular when migraine attacks occur frequently. Preventive therapy is recommended for patients with frequent attacks and related disability. Migraine (...) prophylaxis can be performed with medications such as beta-blockers, flunarizine, amitriptyline and anti-epileptics such as valproic acid or topiramate. 1 Non-drug treatment includes education, behavioural therapy and exercise. Acupuncture is popular in many Western countries for pain conditions including migraine. Many acupuncture trials have been performed in the past for migraine prophylaxis with conflicting results. 2 In … Request Permissions If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use

2013 Evidence-Based Medicine

6. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our (...) (electro acupuncture or manual acupuncture) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise), adjunct acupuncture therapy reduced pain at one month after treatment Search methods had no language restrictions but there no mention of grey matter. Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed bias risk. 9 trials were included

2016 Public Health England

7. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our (...) (electro acupuncture or manual acupuncture) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise), adjunct acupuncture therapy reduced pain at one month after treatment Search methods had no language restrictions but there no mention of grey matter. Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed bias risk. 9 trials were included

2016 Public Health England

8. Systematic review: Acupuncture may be considered to be an effective tool for patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headache

, not aggravated by activity and usually without autonomic symptoms. 1 Acupuncture originated in China about 2500 years ago involving the insertion of thin needles into the skin at specific points. 2 Several randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that different kinds of acupuncture may have various effects on patients with TTH, although its effectiveness is still controversial. This systematic review is an update of Cochrane review originally published in 2009, 3 investigating whether acupuncture (...) Systematic review: Acupuncture may be considered to be an effective tool for patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headache Acupuncture may be considered to be an effective tool for patients with frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headache | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see

2016 Evidence-Based Medicine

9. Acupuncture and Immune Modulation

Acupuncture and Immune Modulation Acupuncture and Immune Modulation – Clinical Correlations Search Acupuncture and Immune Modulation January 9, 2015 10 min read [1, 2]. Acupuncture allegedly originates from ancient shamanic healing performances of the Neolithic Age (8000-5000 BC), and it was subsequently developed into formalized medical therapy in China, with the earliest description of needles’ therapeutic uses noted in 90 BC. Since the early 19th century, acupuncture has gained interest (...) in the Western Hemisphere. Its popularity in the United States markedly grew in 1971 [1]. Today, this ancient act of healing represents perhaps the most commonly practiced alternative medical therapy in the US, with approximately 2.1 million adult Americans receiving acupuncture each year [3]. While no large randomized studies have proven its efficacy, acupuncture continues to be utilized in a wide range of disorders, including cases as [3-5]. Acupuncture has been implemented even in [6]. Despite

2015 Clinical Correlations

10. HIV Risks Associated with Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification and Acupuncture

HIV Risks Associated with Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification and Acupuncture Rapid Review #61: August 2012 HIV risks associated with tattooing, piercing, scarification and acupuncture Question What are HIV risks associated with tattooing, piercing, scarification and acupuncture? Key Take-Home Messages ? There is strong evidence supporting the risk of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/ or syphilis transmission through unsafe tattooing practices (1-3) though the evidence is less clear when it comes (...) with scarification, body piercing or acupuncture. General preventive rules and guidelines similar to other blood-borne infectious diseases (i.e. hepatitis B and C) should be followed to prevent onward transmission through these practices. The Issue and Why It’s Important Information on tattooing and piercing is typically included in screening interviews of prospective blood donors and can be used as a reason for deferral given possible associations with the transmission of a number of blood-borne infectious

2012 Ontario HIV Treatment Network

11. Evidence Map of Acupuncture

of the distribution of evidence (both what is known and where there is little or no evidence base) for acupuncture. Evidence maps are only meant as a broad overview of the evidence base, indicating in which areas research has been conducted. A set of executive summaries that would help stakeholders interpret the state of the evidence to inform policy and clinical decision-making. This review of systematic reviews focused on three areas in which acupuncture therapy is used, and which are of importance to Veterans (...) Evidence Map of Acupuncture Management Briefs eBrief-no78 -- Enter search terms Button to search HSRD ® Inside VA Budget and Performance Inside the News Room National Observances Special Events » » » » » Management Briefs eBrief-no78 -- Health Services Research & Development Management eBrief no. 78 » Issue 78 March 2014 A Systematic Review: Evidence Map of Acupuncture Many Veterans desire complementary and alternative medicine or integrative medicine modalities such as acupuncture, both

2014 Veterans Affairs - R&D

12. Randomised controlled trial: Mock treatments and real acupuncture affect osteoarthritic pain similarly: patients who believe in a treatment they are receiving have less pain

There has been increased interest in explaining the placebo effect given findings of no difference between placebo and true needle acupuncture. 1 , 2 A lack of difference may be explained by an ‘enhanced’ placebo effect given the ritual nature of acupuncture and it is known that the placebo effect can be altered by the therapeutic context (eg, by the device itself as well as patient and therapist–patient interactions). 3 Methods This elegant trial by White and colleagues is very timely. The design (...) Randomised controlled trial: Mock treatments and real acupuncture affect osteoarthritic pain similarly: patients who believe in a treatment they are receiving have less pain Mock treatments and real acupuncture affect osteoarthritic pain similarly: patients who believe in a treatment they are receiving have less pain | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any

2013 Evidence-Based Medicine

13. Acupuncture Therapy Beneficial For Migraine

Acupuncture Therapy Beneficial For Migraine UTCAT2443, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Acupuncture Therapy Beneficial For Migraine Clinical Question In dental patients with migraines, how does acupuncture compare to no treatment in the patients treatment management? Clinical Bottom Line Randomized controlled trials support the use of acupuncture therapy in reducing patients’ pain, and improving overall (...) quality of life. Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Zhen/2011 60 aura-absence migraine outpatients ( 30 oral administration of Flunarizine medication and 30 acupuncture) RCT Key results Acupuncture therapy can raise patients with migraine’s life quality, lessen the times and severity of headache attack, provides a superior therapeutic effect to that of medication. The cure rate and the total

2013 UTHSCSA Dental School CAT Library

14. Systematic review and meta-analysis: Acupuncture is superior to sham for painful conditions

on: Vickers AJ , Cronin AM , Maschino AC , et al . Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis . Context Acupuncture is controversial. Even if one assumes its overall effectiveness, common explanations for its causal impact are biologically implausible. Hence acupuncture is often dismissed as ‘no more than a placebo’, and this allegation is difficult to disprove as placebo-controlled trials are problematic. ‘Placebo’ needles stimulate sensory (...) Systematic review and meta-analysis: Acupuncture is superior to sham for painful conditions Acupuncture is superior to sham for painful conditions | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username

2013 Evidence-Based Medicine

15. GRASP Randomised controlled trial: Chinese acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain: 65% response rate at 6 weeks compared with 24% with sham acupuncture and 37% with standard conservative orthopaedic treatment

GRASP Randomised controlled trial: Chinese acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain: 65% response rate at 6 weeks compared with 24% with sham acupuncture and 37% with standard conservative orthopaedic treatment Chinese acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain: 65% response rate at 6 weeks compared with 24% with sham acupuncture and 37% with standard conservative orthopaedic treatment | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you (...) acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain: 65% response rate at 6 weeks compared with 24% with sham acupuncture and 37% with standard conservative orthopaedic treatment Article Text Therapeutics GRASP Randomised controlled trial Chinese acupuncture for chronic shoulder pain: 65% response rate at 6 weeks compared with 24% with sham acupuncture and 37% with standard conservative orthopaedic treatment Edzard Ernst Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on: Molsberger AF , Schneider T , Gotthardt H , et al

2011 Evidence-Based Medicine

16. Acupuncture may be effective for fibromyalgia

Acupuncture may be effective for fibromyalgia Acupuncture may be effective for fibromyalgia | Cochrane Primary Care Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health. Enter terms Acupuncture may be effective for fibromyalgia Cochrane Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health. Copyright © 2019 The Cochrane Collaboration | | We use cookies to improve your experience on our site.

2013 Cochrane PEARLS

17. Simulated acupuncture and real acupuncture both reduced low back pain dysfunction and symptoms

Simulated acupuncture and real acupuncture both reduced low back pain dysfunction and symptoms Simulated acupuncture and real acupuncture both reduced low back pain dysfunction and symptoms | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts (...) OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Simulated acupuncture and real acupuncture both reduced low back pain dysfunction and symptoms Article Text Therapeutics Simulated acupuncture and real acupuncture both reduced low back pain

2009 Evidence-Based Medicine

18. Limited evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis

Sham-controlled trials showed statistically significant benefits; however, these benefits were small, did not meet pre-defined thresholds for clinical relevance, and were probably due at least partially to placebo effects from incomplete blinding. Possible side effects of acupuncture treatment include minor bruising and bleeding at the site of needle insertion. Context OA is a major cause of pain and functional limitation. Few pharmacological treatments are safe and effective. The objective (...) of this review was to compare the effects of traditional needle acupuncture with a sham, another active treatment, or with a waiting list control, for people with OA of the knee, hip or hand. Cochrane Systematic Review Manheimer E et al. Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Cochrane Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Article No. CD001977. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001977.pub2. This review contains 16 studies involving 3498 participants. PEARLS No. 245, April 2010, written by Brian R McAvoy [References

2011 Cochrane PEARLS

19. Efficacy of acupuncture treatment in patient with xerostomia

factors can influence the salivary production, thus influence the results of the study. These factors include positive expectations prior to the treatment, lowered dosage of hypnotic medication, and the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine, which said that “There is always some positive effect of an acupuncture needle, even when the needle is not placed accurately.”(8) Therefore, this study indicates that acupuncture treatment may be a useful adjunct for the stimulation of salivary secretion (...) in gustation or salivation, this study was descriptive in nature. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that there is a casual relationship such as activation led to increased salivation. Evidence Search Search "Xerostomia"Mesh]Search "Acupuncture Therapy"[Mesh] Comments on The Evidence Applicability According to current evidences reviewed above, acupuncture treatment does have some efficacy in relieving patients with symptoms of xerostomia. It also showed some improvement of objective salivary flow rates

2010 UTHSCSA Dental School CAT Library

20. Acupuncture Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorder

Acupuncture Therapy for Temporomandibular Disorder UTCAT601, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title Acupuncture Therapy is Comparable to Splint Therapy for Short Term Results for Temporomandibular Disorder Clinical Question For a typical patient suffering from temporomandibular disorder, does acupuncture therapy provide significant relief of the symptoms as compared to no treatment at all. Clinical Bottom Line (...) Acupuncture is an effective alternative therapy for relieving TMD related symptoms. (See Comments on the CAT below) Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Rosted/2001 TMD patients without major psycogenic disease or pathologic condition affecting the TMJ Systematic Review Key results Three randomized controlled clinical trials were included in the analysis. All three studies have shown that 4- 6

2010 UTHSCSA Dental School CAT Library

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