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61. Relaxing Effects of Acupuncture, Sham Acupuncture or no Acupuncture

, acupuncture is suggested an effective method, as acupuncture is a procedure with known non-specific treatment components. As a scene for investigating the importance of expectations on treatment outcomes, the investigators used acupuncture for relaxation effects. It is commonly reported that participants experience a sense of relaxation during acupuncture treatment, yet, it is not known if the effects are related to the specific effects of needling or non-specific effects associated with the treatment (...) giving informed consent are randomized to one treatment session a´30 minutes with a) genuine acupuncture or b) sham acupuncture (telescopic non-penetrating needles). They are compared to a non-randomized reference group that receive no acupuncture, just 30 minutes of rest. Within the three groups, participants are randomized to 1) positive communication or 2) neutral communication from therapists, regarding expected treatment effects. Outcome measures: Visual analogue scales (VAS) (0-100 millimeter

2018 Clinical Trials

62. Comparison of Upper Trapezius and Infraspinatus Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy by Dry Needling in Overhead Athletes With Unilateral Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. (Abstract)

Comparison of Upper Trapezius and Infraspinatus Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy by Dry Needling in Overhead Athletes With Unilateral Shoulder Impingement Syndrome. Chronic musculoskeletal disorders in the shoulder joint are often associated with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), particularly in the upper trapezius (UT) muscle. Dry needling (DN) is a treatment of choice for myofascial pain syndrome. However, local lesions and severe postneedle soreness sometimes hamper the direct application (...) impingement syndrome were randomly assigned to the UT DN (n = 21) and ISP DN (n = 19) groups.An acupuncture needle was directly inserted into the trigger point of UT muscle in the UT DN group and of ISP muscle in the ISP DN group. DN was applied in 3 sessions (2-day interval between each sessions) for each group.Pain intensity (visual analog scale), pain pressure threshold, and disability in the arm, shoulder, and hand were assessed before and after the interventions.Pain and disability decreased

2018 Journal of sport rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

63. [Treatment of Menopausal Syndrome by Combined Electroacupuncture, Acupoint-injection and Fire-needle Therapies]. (Abstract)

[Treatment of Menopausal Syndrome by Combined Electroacupuncture, Acupoint-injection and Fire-needle Therapies]. To observe the clinical efficacy of joint application of electroacupuncture (EA), acupointinjection and fire-needle in the treatment of menopausal syndrome (MS) women.One hundred MS patients were randomized into control group and combined treatment group (n=50 patients in each). The combined treatment group was treated by joint application of EA, acupoint-injection and fire-needle (...) stimulation, and the control group treated by EA stimulation alone. EA was applied to Shenshu (BL 23), Xinshu (BL15), Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Laogong (PC 8), Pishu (BL 20), etc., for 30 min, once daily for 10 days. Point-injection of red ginseng-ophiopogon root injection (0.5 mL) or red-hot needle stimulation was applied to bilateral BL15, BL 20, SP 6 and BL 23 once daily for 10 days and once every other day for 5 times, respectively. The modified Kupperman index scale was used to evaluate

2018 Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

64. [Clinical Research on Double-needle Winding and Pulling Combined with Electroacupuncture Therapy in Treating Scapulohumeral Periarthritis]. (Abstract)

[Clinical Research on Double-needle Winding and Pulling Combined with Electroacupuncture Therapy in Treating Scapulohumeral Periarthritis]. To observe the efficacy of double-needle winding and pulling combined with electroacupuncture in treating scapulohumeral periarthritis.Sixty cases with scapulohumeral periarthritis were equally randomized into treatment group and control group (n=30 in each group). Jianliao (TE 14), Jianyu(LI 15), Naoshu(SI 10), Jianzhen(SI 9), Binao(LI 14), Quyuan(SI 13 (...) , the rate of cured and markedly effective was 83.3%, which was significantly higher (P<0.01) than that of the control group (50.0%), in which 0 cases cured, 15 observed markedly effective, 13 effective. No significant difference was observed between the two groups in total effective rate (P>0.05). No adverse event occurred during the treatment.The therapy of double-needle winding and pulling combined with electroacupuncture has good efficacy in treating scapulohumeral periarthritis,which can relieve

2018 Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

65. [Clinical Effectiveness of Intradermal Needle-embedding Therapy for Swallowing Function in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia]. (Abstract)

[Clinical Effectiveness of Intradermal Needle-embedding Therapy for Swallowing Function in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia]. To observe the clinical efficacy of intradermal needle-embedding therapy in the treatment of dysphagia in stroke patients.A total of 80 stroke patients with dysphagia were randomly divided into treatment group and control group (n = 40 in each). The control group was treated with conventional medicines, neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the bilateral midlines (...) of the neck and swallowing function training, and the treatment group treated by intradermal needle-embedding at Lianquan (CV 23), Jialianquan-point, Yifeng (TE 17), Ashi-point, etc. (once every other day for 20 days) on the basis of the treatments used in the control group. Swallowing function (0-10 points scaling, the bigger the better)and surface electromyography (sEMG) of the bilateral suprahyoid muscles and infrahyoid muscles in the relaxing, nothing swallowing and water-swallowing conditions were

2018 Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research Controlled trial quality: uncertain

66. [Randomized controlled trials of needle knife therapy combined with rotation traction manipulation for the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy]. (Abstract)

[Randomized controlled trials of needle knife therapy combined with rotation traction manipulation for the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy]. To compare the therapeutic effects between needle knife therapy combined with rotation traction manipulation and rotation traction manipulation for the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.From November 2013 to June 2015, 80 patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy meeting the inclusion criteria were divided into two (...) group were better than the results of the control group(P<0.01).Needle knife combined with rotation traction manipulation is an effective method for the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy, which is better than using manipulation method simply. Needle knife therapy has follow advantages:improving local blood circulation, reducing local content of pain substance, increasing production of substances resisting pain, opening channels and collaterals, and make body reaching new static

2018 Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology Controlled trial quality: uncertain

67. [Efficacy observation of post-stroke pseudo-bulbar palsy treated with quick needle insertion therapy at (Abstract)

[Efficacy observation of post-stroke pseudo-bulbar palsy treated with quick needle insertion therapy at To explore the efficacy of local acupuncture therapy on post-stroke pseudo-bulbar palsy and the clinical advantageous protocol of local acupuncture therapy.Eighty patients of post-stroke pseudo-bulbar palsy were randomized into a quick needle insertion group and a routine acupuncture group, 40 cases in each one. The western medicine, such as thrombolysis, lipid regulation, antiplatelet (...) aggregation, antihypertension and hypoglycemic therapy method was all used in the two groups. On the basis of the treatment of western medicine, in the quick needle insertion group, the perpendicular needle insertion was used at Aqiang point, about 8 to 12 mm in depth. When the emptiness feeling presented under the needle, the needle went slowly for 2 mm more depth till cough occurred, and removed afterward. The treatment was given once every day, and totally 20 treatments were required. In the routine

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

68. [Application time-point and effect observation of fire needling therapy in IVF-ET]. (Abstract)

post-IVF-ET corpus luteum support of the microstimulation scheme in the Clinical Reproduction Center of Jiangsu People's Hospital. In the control group, the regular sequential therapy of acupuncture was used. In the observation group, on the basis of the treatment as the control group, the intervention of fire needling therapy was applied after ovulation (the 1st time point, on the 1st day after ovulation) and at the end of premenstrual stage (the 2nd time point, 3 days before the menstruation (...) [Application time-point and effect observation of fire needling therapy in IVF-ET]. To observe the effects of the intervention with fire needling therapy on the uterine microenvironment at the specific time points of menstrual cycle and evaluate the effects on the assisted reproduction.Sixty-eight patients of in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation (IVF-ET) were randomized into an observation group (35 cases) and a control group (33 cases). The patients in the two groups all received

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

69. [Clinical efficacy of warm needling therapy on cervical spondylosis of neck type based on the theory of "treatment both for the neck and lumbus"]. (Abstract)

[Clinical efficacy of warm needling therapy on cervical spondylosis of neck type based on the theory of "treatment both for the neck and lumbus"]. To compare the difference in the short-term and long-term efficacy on cervical spondylosis of neck type between warm needling therapy in the regions of both neck and lumbus and that only in the region of neck.Eighty-one patients of cervical spondylosis of neck type were randomized into group A (41 cases) and group B (40 cases), in which 2 cases (...) dropped out. Finally, 40 cases in the group A and 39 cases in the group B accomplished the trial. In the group A, the warm needling therapy was applied to the acupoints in the region of neck and the lumbus. Fengchi (GB 20), Tianzhu (BL 10), Neck-Bailao (EX-HN 15), Wangu (GB 12), Tianyou (TE 16) and ashi (including the tender points and code-like masses on palpation) were selected in the region of neck. Dachangshu (BL 25), Qihaishu (BL 24) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) of L5 were selected in the region of lumbus

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

70. [Clinical observation of cervical spondylosis of neck type with wind-cold-damp treated with four-hand-needling therapy]. (Abstract)

<0.05).The four-hand-needling therapy and routine acupuncture at neck-Jiaji (EX-B 2) all have the very good efficacy on cervical spondylosis of neck type with wind-cold-damp. The immediate efficacy of the four-hand-needling therapy is much more significant. (...) [Clinical observation of cervical spondylosis of neck type with wind-cold-damp treated with four-hand-needling therapy]. To compare the clinical efficacy between the four-hand-needling therapy and the routine needling therapy at neck-Jiaji (EX-B 2) in the treatment of cervical spondylosis of neck type.Eighty patients of cervical spondylosis of neck type were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each one. In the observation group, Sanjian (LI 3), Wailaogong (EX

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

71. [Flying needling therapy combined with clomiphene for ovulation failure in polycystic ovary syndrome:a randomized controlled trial]. (Abstract)

[Flying needling therapy combined with clomiphene for ovulation failure in polycystic ovary syndrome:a randomized controlled trial]. To compare the efficacy among the combined treatment of flying needling therapy and clomiphene, the simple application of flying needling therapy and simple clomiphene in the treatment of ovulation failure in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Ninety patients of PCOS were randomized into a flying needling therapy group, a medication group and a combined treatment (...) group, 30 cases in each one. In the flying needling therapy group, the flying needling therapy was simply applied to Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23), Zhongwan (CV 12), Shuifen (CV 9), Guanyuan (CV 4) and Zhongji (CV 3). The unilateral back-shu points were used alternatively in each treatment. The needles were inserted rapidly with rotation technique and even-needling manipulation. The needles were retained for 30 min. The treatment was given once every two days, 3 times a week. In the medication

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

72. [Clinical observation of wrist-ankle needle therapy combined with patient controlled intravenous analgesia for pain after laparoscopic surgery for eccyesis]. (Abstract)

[Clinical observation of wrist-ankle needle therapy combined with patient controlled intravenous analgesia for pain after laparoscopic surgery for eccyesis]. To observe the effect difference between wrist-ankle needle therapy combined with patient controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) and simple PCIA for pain after laparoscopic surgery for eccyesis.Ninety-eight patients were assigned into an observation group and a control group by random number table, 49 cases in each one. General static (...) inhalation combined anesthesia was used in the two groups. Simple PCIA for pain was applied in the control group. Wrist-ankle needle therapy at bilateral ankle area 1 and 2 combined with PCIA were implemented in the observation group. The pain state of cut was recorded by visual analogue scale (VAS) 1 h, 2 h, 6 h, 12 h, 24 h, 36 h and 48 h after surgery. The total effective rates and adverse reaction rates within 48 h after surgery were compared between the two groups.The VAS scores 6 h, 12 h and 24 h

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

73. Dry needling in addition to standard physical therapy treatment for sub-acromial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial protocol. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Dry needling in addition to standard physical therapy treatment for sub-acromial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial protocol. Trigger point dry needling interventions are utilized by physical therapists to manage shoulder pain. Observational studies have shown positive short-term outcomes in patients with subacromial pain syndrome receiving trigger point dry needling. However, little research has been done to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of trigger point dry needling (...) specifically as it compares to other commonly utilized interventions such as exercise and manual therapy. The purpose of this study is to assess the additive short and long-term effectiveness of trigger point dry needling to a standard physical therapy approach of manual therapy and exercise for patients with subacromial pain syndrome.This multicenter randomized trial with 3 arms was designed following the standard protocol items for randomized interventional trials. Results will be reported consistent

2018 Brazilian journal of physical therapy Controlled trial quality: predicted high

74. [Needle-knife therapy combined with moxa stick pressure moxibustion for cervical vertigo: a randomized controlled trial]. (Abstract)

[Needle-knife therapy combined with moxa stick pressure moxibustion for cervical vertigo: a randomized controlled trial]. To compare the effect difference between needle-knife therapy combined with moxa stick pressure moxibustion and western medicine for cervical vertigo.A total of 60 cervical vertigo patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The patients in the observation group were treated with needle-knife therapy combined with moxa (...) stick pressure moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20), Shenting (GV 24), Tianzhu (BL 10), Yuzhen (BL 9), Touwei (ST 8), etc. The needle-knife therapy was given once a week, 1-3 times. The pressure moxibustion was given once a day, 6 times a week. The patients in the control group were received 12 mg of betahistine mesylate, twice a day, and 75 mg of diclofenac sodium double release capsule, once daily for oral treatment. The treatment was given for 3 weeks in both groups. The symptom and functional

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

75. [Effects on vibration perception threshold and the quality of life in the patients of high-risk diabetic foot treated with the pestle needling therapy]. (Abstract)

[Effects on vibration perception threshold and the quality of life in the patients of high-risk diabetic foot treated with the pestle needling therapy]. To evaluate the effects of the pestle needling therapy on the vibration perception threshold (VPT) and the quality of life (QOL) in the patients of high-risk diabetic foot.A total of 132 patients of high risk diabetic foot were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 66 cases in each one. In the control group, the routine (...) treatment and nursing for diabetes were applied. In the observation group, on the base of the treatment as the control group, the pestle needling therapy was used at Zhiyangbazhen, Mingmenbazhen, Hechemingqiangduan, Zusanli (ST 36), Yongquan (KI 1), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Taixi (KI 3). The intervention with the pestle needling therapy was given once every day, consecutively for 4 weeks. The follow-up visit was conducted in 3 months and 6 months after the intervention. Vibration perception threshold (VPT

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

76. [A randomized controlled pilot on chronic non-specific low back pain treated with the superficial needling therapy combined with mild moxibustion]. (Abstract)

[A randomized controlled pilot on chronic non-specific low back pain treated with the superficial needling therapy combined with mild moxibustion]. To compare the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP) between the combined treatment of the superficial needling technique and mild moxibustion and the traditional warm acupuncture.A total of 60 patients were randomized into a combined treatment group and a warm acupuncture group, 30 cases (...) in each one. In the combined treatment group, the superficial needling technique was used in combination with the mild moxibustion with moxa box at the muscle region of the bladder meridian on the back. In the warm acupuncture group, the traditional warm acupuncture was adopted on the lumbar region and the upper back. Each treatment lasted 30 min, 3 times a week. The treatment was provided continuously for 3 weeks. The follow-up visit lasted 3 months. Separately, before, 3 times after treatment

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

77. Performance of a new preloaded fiducial needle to guide radiation therapy of upper gastrointestinal cancers. (Abstract)

Performance of a new preloaded fiducial needle to guide radiation therapy of upper gastrointestinal cancers.  Insertion of fiducials to outline the targeted lesion allows image-guided radiotherapy, and is best achieved by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). This study is a performance comparison of the new EUS-guided preloaded fiducial needle against Visicoil fiducials. Technical success, visibility score, procedural time, costs, and complications for patients who underwent EUS-guided fiducial (...) related to fiducial insertion. The cost of consumables per patient was lower in the preloaded group at US$480 (US$124) vs. US$643 (US$123; P < 0.001). Fiducial insertion for image-guided radiotherapy using the new preloaded needle is associated with 100 % technical success, shorter insertion time, and higher visibility, and is more cost-effective than the Visicoil system.© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

2018 Endoscopy

78. Calcific deposit needling in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT): A proposed treatment for supraspinatus calcified tendinopathy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Calcific deposit needling in combination with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT): A proposed treatment for supraspinatus calcified tendinopathy Calcified tendinopathy of the rotator cuff is one of the most common conditions concerning the shoulder pathology. It is characterized by a reactive calcification that affects the tendons being part of the rotator cuff. The reported prevalence varies from 2.7% to 22%. Most of the patients can be treated effectively with non-operative measures (...) such as anti-inflammatory drugs, subacromial injection of steroid, physiotherapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and needle aspiration irrigation. Results of a treatment combining some of these methods have not been reported.The purpose of this study is to present the radiological as well as the clinical results of our proposed protocol which combines drilling of the calcium deposits with xylocaine under ultrasound guidance, with a specific program of physiotherapy for 1 month without the use

2018 SICOT-J

79. Safety evaluation and consideration of 4 Pin Multi-needle for meso-therapy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Safety evaluation and consideration of 4 Pin Multi-needle for meso-therapy This study was conducted according to the method presented in the Republic of Korea Pharmacopoeia 11th Revision, aseptic test method to evaluate the suitability of sterilization for a sterile needle (4 Pin Multi-needle). In this study, four tests were conducted: sterility test, cytotoxicity test, acute toxicity test, skin sensitization test. First, in the aseptic test, the microorganism was not proliferated (...) Test Results: It was judged that there was no systemic toxicity change when ICR mice were treated with 50 mL/kg B.W. of the eluate of sterile injectable needle for 72 hours. Skin sensitization test result: The Hartley guinea pig was evaluated as a substance which is evaluated as a substance which does not induce any skin reaction when skin sensitization is applied to the dissected material of the sterile injectable needle and is weak in skin sensitivity. Based on the above tests, we will study

2018 Technology and Health Care

80. The role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in stereotactic body radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. (Abstract)

The role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in stereotactic body radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. To evaluate the diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) candidates and compare with computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET).Inclusion criteria for this single institutional retrospective study were 1) biopsy-proven

2018 Lung Cancer

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