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1. Effect of Fatigue Three-Needle acupuncture therapy in a patient with cancer-related fatigue: A case report. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of Fatigue Three-Needle acupuncture therapy in a patient with cancer-related fatigue: A case report. Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a persistent, subjective sense of tiredness or exhaustion experienced by cancer patients. Acupuncture is a safe and feasible optional method for adjunctive treatment for CRF. However, the therapeutic effect of the Fatigue Three-Needle acupuncture therapy in patients with CRF has not been well-investigated.A 53-year-old woman had been experiencing fatigue (...) from this case provides further evidence for the therapeutic benefits of the Fatigue Three-Needle therapy for patients with CRF, suggesting that acupuncture treatment with the Fatigue Three-Needle is an effective option for patients with CRF.

2019 Medicine

2. Preliminary Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Needle-Embedding Therapy with Acupuncture for Atopic Dermatitis Patients. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Preliminary Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Needle-Embedding Therapy with Acupuncture for Atopic Dermatitis Patients. Among Traditional Korean Medicine approaches, needle-embedding therapy is used in various fields and consistently studied; however, there have been no clinical studies of the treatment of adult atopic dermatitis (AD) with needle-embedding therapy. Thus, there is a need to investigate the effects of needle-embedding therapy for treatment of AD. This study was performed (...) to identify possible effects of needle-embedding therapy at Quchi acupoint (LI11) on AD and to compare these effects with those of acupuncture therapy.A total of 14 participants were enrolled in this study. Participants received acupuncture or needle-embedding treatments for 4 weeks and then were followed for an additional 2 weeks because of safety assessment. The participants were divided into 2 groups: the acupuncture group, receiving treatment at Quchi acupoint (LI11) 3 times per week, and the needle

2019 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) Controlled trial quality: uncertain

3. [Short-term and long-term therapeutic effects of internal heat-type acupuncture needle therapy combined with acupoint injection of O (Abstract)

[Short-term and long-term therapeutic effects of internal heat-type acupuncture needle therapy combined with acupoint injection of O To observe the short-term and long-term therapeutic effects of internal heat-type acupuncture needle (IHTAN) therapy combined with acupoint injection of O3for post-stroke shoulder pain in apopletic patients.Patients with post-stroke shoulder pain were divided into warm needle moxibustion + acupoint injection group (29 cases), acupoint injection group (30 cases (...) 68.97% and 75.86%, 63.33% and 66.60%, and 86.21% and 93.10%, respectively.The internal heat-type acupuncture needle therapy combined with O3 acupoint injection has obvious short-term and long-term therapeutic effects for post-stroke shoulder pain and is obviously superior to warm needle moxibustion+ acupoint injection and simple acupoint injection in relieving shoulder pain and improving upper limb motion function.

2019 Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

4. [Randomized controlled trial of internal heat-type acupuncture needle therapy in the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain]. (Abstract)

[Randomized controlled trial of internal heat-type acupuncture needle therapy in the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain]. To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of internal heat-type acupuncture needle (IHTAN) the-rapy in the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain in apopletic patients.According to the random number table, 96 patients with post-stroke shoulder pain were divided into IHTAN group and warm needle moxibustion group (n=48 in each one). Jianyu (LI15), Jianliao (TE14), Jianzhen (...) heat-type acupuncture needle therapy is obviously superior to the warm needle moxibustion therapy.

2019 Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

5. [Comparison between "five needles therapy" and conventional acupuncture for individual symptoms and signs of asthma of latent cold phlegm-fluid in the lung]. (Abstract)

[Comparison between "five needles therapy" and conventional acupuncture for individual symptoms and signs of asthma of latent cold phlegm-fluid in the lung]. To observe the effect difference between acupuncture of "five needles therapy" and conventional acupuncture for asthma of latent cold phlegm-fluid in the lung.Two hundred and ten cases were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 105 cases in each one. Finally 7 cases were dropped out in the observation group; 6 (...) cases in the control group. Feishu (BL 13), Dazhui (GV 14), Fengmen (BL 12) were used in the observation group; conventional acupuncture was used in the control group, and the main acupoints were Feishu (BL 13), Zhongfu (LU 1), Tiantu (CV 22), Danzhong (CV 17), Kongzui (LU 6), Dingchuan (EX-B 1), Fenglong (ST 40), Fengmen (BL 12), Taiyuan (LU 9). The needles were retained for 30 min each time, once a day for continuous 12 days. The scores of the individual symptoms and signs were observed before

2018 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion Controlled trial quality: uncertain

6. Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing hepatitis C transmission in people who inject drugs. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing hepatitis C transmission in people who inject drugs. Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing hepatitis C transmission in people who inject drugsNeedle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) are the primary interventions to reduce hepatitis C (HCV) transmission in people who inject drugs. There is good evidence for the effectiveness of NSP and OST in reducing (...) injecting risk behaviour and increasing evidence for the effectiveness of OST and NSP in reducing HIV acquisition risk, but the evidence on the effectiveness of NSP and OST for preventing HCV acquisition is weak.To assess the effects of needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy, alone or in combination, for preventing acquisition of HCV in people who inject drugs.We searched the Cochrane Drug and Alcohol Register, CENTRAL, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Database

2017 Cochrane

7. Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom: analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling

Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom: analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom: analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling Assessing the impact (...) and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom: analysis of pooled datasets and economic modelling Platt L, Sweeney S, Ward Z, Guinness L, Hickman M, Hope V, Hutchinson S, Maher L, Iversen J, Craine N, Taylor A, Munro A, Parry J, Smith J & Vickerman P Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation

2018 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

8. Randomized Trial on Comparison of the Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling in Myofascial Trigger Points. (Abstract)

Randomized Trial on Comparison of the Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Dry Needling in Myofascial Trigger Points. The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy and dry needling in the treatment of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle.A total of 65 patients with myofascial trigger points were randomly divided into extracorporeal shock wave therapy group (n = 32) and dry needling group (n = 33). Patients received 3 (...) points was reduced in both dry needling group (P < 0.05) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy group (P < 0.01) immediately after the first treatment. Significant reductions in shear modulus were maintained up to 3-mo posttreatment in both groups (P < 0.01). There were no significant differences between the radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy group and dry needling group.The extracorporeal shock wave therapy is as effective as dry needling for relieving pain, improving function, and reducing

2019 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

9. Effectiveness of needle/syringe programmes and opiate substitution therapy in preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness of needle/syringe programmes and opiate substitution therapy in preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the impact of needle/syringe programmes with and without opiate substitution therapy (OST) on the incidence of HCV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID).To assess the effect of OST alone on the incidence of HCV infection among PWID.How effective (...) are needle/syringe programmes (NSP) with and without the use of OST for reducing HCV incidence among PWID?How effective is OST alone for reducing HCV incidence among PWID?How does the effect of NSP and OST vary according to duration of treatment (i.e. for NSPs weekly attendance versus monthly)?How does the effect of NSP vary according to the type of service (fixed site versus mobile; high coverage versus low coverage)?How does the effect of OST vary according to the dosage of OST, type of substitution

2016 Cochrane

10. The Effects of Needling Therapies on Muscle Force Production: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Abstract)

The Effects of Needling Therapies on Muscle Force Production: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Needling has been shown to decrease pain in the short term; however, its effects on muscle force production are unclear.To evaluate the evidence regarding the comparative effects of needling on muscle force production.In this systematic review, an electronic search was performed using key words related to needling. Methodological quality of articles was appraised and effect sizes were calculated (...) . The strength of evidence was determined, and meta-analysis was performed when similar methods were used in studies for similar conditions.Twenty-one studies were included in this review, of which 9 were deemed to be of high quality (greater than 6/10 on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database [PEDro] scale), 11 of fair quality (5 to 6/10), and 1 of poor quality (less than 5/10). Three meta-analyses were performed. There was moderate strength of evidence and medium effect sizes for needling therapy to enhance

2019 EvidenceUpdates

11. A pilot study in intraparenchymal therapy delivery in the prostate: a comparison of delivery with a porous needle vs standard needle. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A pilot study in intraparenchymal therapy delivery in the prostate: a comparison of delivery with a porous needle vs standard needle. New biologic therapies directly injected into the prostate are in clinical trials for prostatic diseases. There is a need to understand distribution of injected therapies as a function of prostatic anatomy, physiology, and device design.A needle with a porous length of customizable-length was tested and its performance compared with a standard needle. Injections (...) heterogenic and limits distribution of needle injection. There is greater distribution in the ex-vivo prostate using a porous needle. The complexity of intra prostatic flow pathways suggests preoperative imaging and pre-treatment planning will enhance therapy.

2018 BMC Urology

12. The Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Exercise Therapy in Patients with Dizziness Caused By Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Prospective Randomized Clinical Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Exercise Therapy in Patients with Dizziness Caused By Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Prospective Randomized Clinical Study The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of dry needling therapy combined with exercise and exercise treatment alone for alleviating the dizziness caused by cervical myofascial pain syndrome.This was a prospective randomized clinical study that included 61 women who had dizziness and myofascial trigger points (...) pain, algometric measurement, number of dizziness attacks per week, the severity of the dizziness, and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory were more improved in the dry needling + exercise group at the first or fourth month compared with their inital assessments (P < 0.05). There was no diffence in fall index scores between the groups (P > 0.05).Both dry needling + exercise therapy and exercise therapy alone were effective in treating dizziness caused by cervical myofascial pain syndrome. However, dry

2018 EvidenceUpdates

13. Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial To compare the effects of adding electrical dry needling into a manual therapy (MT) and exercise program on pain, stiffness, function, and disability in individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA).In total, 242 participants (n=242) with painful knee OA were randomized to receive 6 weeks of electrical dry needling, MT, and exercise (n=121) or MT (...) of the electrical dry needling group at 3 months.The inclusion of electrical dry needling into a MT and exercise program was more effective for improving pain, function, and related-disability than the application of MT and exercise alone in individuals with painful knee OA.Level 1b-therapy. Prospectively registered February 10, 2015 on www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02373631).

2018 EvidenceUpdates

14. Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by the clinical signs of oligo-amenorrhoea, infertility and hirsutism. Conventional treatment of PCOS includes a range of oral pharmacological agents, lifestyle changes and surgical modalities. Beta-endorphin is present in the follicular fluid of both normal and polycystic ovaries. It was demonstrated that the beta-endorphin levels in ovarian follicular fluid of otherwise healthy women who were (...) undergoing ovulation were much higher than the levels measured in plasma. Given that acupuncture impacts on beta-endorphin production, which may affect gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion, it is postulated that acupuncture may have a role in ovulation induction via increased beta-endorphin production effecting GnRH secretion. This is an update of our previous review published in 2016.To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatment for oligo/anovulatory women with polycystic

2019 Cochrane

15. Acupuncture for chronic hepatitis B. (Abstract)

Acupuncture for chronic hepatitis B. Chronic hepatitis B is a liver disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Chronic hepatitis B requires long-term management aiming to reduce the risks of hepatocellular inflammatory necrosis, liver fibrosis, decompensated liver cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer, as well as to improve health-related quality of life. Acupuncture is being used to decrease discomfort and improve immune function in people with chronic hepatitis B. However (...) , the benefits and harms of acupuncture still need to be established in a rigorous way.To assess the benefits and harms of acupuncture versus no intervention or sham acupuncture in people with chronic hepatitis B.We undertook electronic searches of the Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS, Science Citation Index Expanded, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chongqing VIP (CQVIP), Wanfang Data

2019 Cochrane

16. Electrical dry needling as an adjunct to exercise, manual therapy and ultrasound for plantar fasciitis: A multi-center randomized clinical trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Electrical dry needling as an adjunct to exercise, manual therapy and ultrasound for plantar fasciitis: A multi-center randomized clinical trial. Randomized, single-blinded, multi-center, parallel-group trial.To compare the effects of adding electrical dry needling into a program of manual therapy, exercise and ultrasound on pain, function and related-disability in individuals with plantar fasciitis (PF).The isolated application of electrical dry needling, manual therapy, exercise (...) , and ultrasound has been found to be effective for PF. However, no previous study has investigated the combined effect of these interventions in this population.One hundred and eleven participants (n = 111) with plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive electrical dry needling, manual therapy, exercise and ultrasound (n = 58) or manual therapy, exercise and ultrasound (n = 53). The primary outcome was first-step pain in the morning as measured by the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS). Secondary outcomes

2018 PLoS ONE Controlled trial quality: uncertain

17. 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

18. 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

19. Acupuncture for symptomatic gastroparesis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

had unclear risk of bias in terms of allocation concealment (29/32), outcome assessor blinding (31/32) and selective reporting (31/32), as well as high risk of bias in terms of participant/personnel blinding (31/32). Acupuncture was compared with sham acupuncture (needling on non-acupuncture points), three different types of gastrokinetic drugs (domperidone, mosapride, cisapride), and a histamine H₂ receptor antagonist (cimetidine).There was low-certainty evidence that symptom scores (...) Acupuncture for symptomatic gastroparesis. Gastroparesis, a state of delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction of the stomach, has a substantial impact on people's daily function and quality of life when symptomatic. Current treatment options are based on limited evidence of benefits. Acupuncture is widely used to manage gastrointestinal disorders, although its role in people with symptomatic gastroparesis is unclear. We therefore undertook a systematic review

2018 Cochrane

20. Acupuncture for hypertension. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture for hypertension. Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) affects about one billion people worldwide. It is important as it is a major risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction. However, it remains a challenge for the medical profession as many people with hypertension have blood pressure (BP) that is not well controlled. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture has the potential to lower BP.To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture (...) included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the clinical effects of an acupuncture intervention (acupuncture used alone or add-on) with no treatment, a sham acupuncture or an antihypertensive drug in adults with primary hypertension.Two review authors independently selected studies according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. They extracted data and assessed the risk of bias of each trial, and telephoned or emailed the authors of the studies to ask for missing information. A third

2018 Cochrane

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