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101. Efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for postprandial distress syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for postprandial distress syndrome: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) has a considerable impact on quality of life. Our previous pilot trial suggested that acupuncture might be a potential treatment option for PDS. We will conduct this large trial to determine the efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for PDS.A total of 280 eligible patients who meet the Rome IV criteria for PDS (...) will be randomly allocated to either the acupuncture group or the sham acupuncture group. Each patient will receive 12 sessions over four weeks. The primary outcomes will be the response rate of overall treatment effect (OTE) and the elimination rate of all three cardinal symptoms (postprandial fullness, upper abdominal bloating, and early satiation) at four weeks after randomization. Secondary outcomes will include assessments of the severity of dyspepsia symptoms and disease-specific quality of life at weeks

2019 Trials Controlled trial quality: predicted high

102. [Efficacy of acupuncture combined with hydro-acupuncture for transverse processes syndrome of the third lumbar vertebra]. (Abstract)

(BL 40), ashi points, Jiaji (L2~L4) and Shenshu (BL 23); the acupuncture was given once a day, six treatments per week for consecutive 2 weeks. Based on the acupuncture treatment in the control group, in the observation group the No.5 injection needle was applied to relieve the tenderness points on the transverse process and articular process of the third lumbar vertebra, followed by hydro-acupuncture with Danshen injection (1 mL per point, 7 days per injection for 2 weeks). The visual analogue (...) [Efficacy of acupuncture combined with hydro-acupuncture for transverse processes syndrome of the third lumbar vertebra]. To observe the clinical efficacy differences between acupuncture combined with hydro-acupuncture and acupuncture alone for transverse processes syndrome of the third lumbar vertebra.One hundred patients were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 50 cases in each one. The patients in the control group were treated with regular acupuncture at Weizhong

2019 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion

103. The Neuroimmune Basis of Acupuncture: Correlation of Cutaneous Mast Cell Distribution with Acupuncture Systems in Human. (Abstract)

The Neuroimmune Basis of Acupuncture: Correlation of Cutaneous Mast Cell Distribution with Acupuncture Systems in Human. The hypothesis that cutaneous mast cells (MCs) are responsible for skin phenomena in acupuncture was proposed 40 years ago, but very little is known about the correlation of MC distribution with acupuncture systems in human. The aim of this study is to quantify cutaneous mast cells at different body sites and compare them with the distributions of classical acupuncture points (...) and micro-acupuncture systems. Skin biopsies from dermatological practice were evaluated under microscope with H&E or CD117 stains. Dermal MCs were counted and expressed as MCs per high power field. Densities of classical acupuncture points at different body sites were also calculated and expressed as points per dm2. MC densities at special sites of the body were compared with micro-acupuncture systems. After examining 285 skin biopsies, MC enriched special sites (MESS) were found at peripheral parts

2019 American Journal of Chinese Medicine

104. [Clinical trials of acupuncture treatment of post-stroke dysphagia by deep acupuncture of Tiantu (CV22) in combination with swallowing rehabilitation training]. (Abstract)

) and treatment group (deep acupuncture of CV22 + rehabilitation training, n= 35 cases in each group). The swallowing rehabilitation procedure was conducted 30 min every time, twice daily, 5 times a week for 3 weeks. In patients of the treatment group, after deep insertion (about 80 mm) along the posterior margin of the manubrium sterna, the filiform needle in CV22 was lifted and thrusted repeatedly 9 times till the patient experienced a feeling of foreign matter blocking, followed by retaining the needle (...) for 30 min. For patients of the control group, Lianquan (CV23) was punctured with 3 acupuncture needles (one vertical needling and bilateral slope needling toward the tongue root), and Fengfu (GV16), bilateral Bailao (EX-NH23), bilateral Renying (ST9) and bilateral Jialianquan (Extra) were punctured vertically with filiform needles. The treatment was conducted once daily, 5 times a week for 3 weeks. The swallowing function was evaluated by using Kubota water swallowing test (KWST) scale (0-5 points

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

105. [Deep acupuncture of Lianquan (CV23) and Yifeng (TE17) in combination with conventional acupuncture of other acupoints is superior to swallowing rehabilitation training in improving post-stroke dysphagia in apoplexy patients]. (Abstract)

[Deep acupuncture of Lianquan (CV23) and Yifeng (TE17) in combination with conventional acupuncture of other acupoints is superior to swallowing rehabilitation training in improving post-stroke dysphagia in apoplexy patients]. To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of dysphagia in apoplexy patients.A total of 104 patients with post-stroke dysphagia were randomized into a control (conventional swallowing rehabilitation training) group and an acupuncture group (...) (n= 52 cases in each one). In the control group, the conventional swallowing rehabilitation training was conducted, twice daily, 6 times a week for 4 weeks. In the acupuncture group, deep needling of main acupoints Lianquan (CV23) and Yifeng (TE17), and conventional acupuncture of adjuvant acupoints as Fengchi (GB20) and Fengfu (GV16), Wangu (GB12), Lieque (LU7), Jinjin (EX-HN12), Yuye (EX-HN13), etc. as well as electroacupuncture stimulation (15-20 Hz, 5 mA, and duration of 30 min

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

106. [Consideration and analysis on "Effect of acupuncture vs sham acupuncture on live births among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a randomized clinical trial" in (Abstract)

[Consideration and analysis on "Effect of acupuncture vs sham acupuncture on live births among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a randomized clinical trial" in The article "Effect of acupuncture vs sham acupuncture on live births among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a randomized clinical trial", published in JAMA in May 2018, has concluded that acupuncture does not improve the rate of live births among women undergoing IVF. Through careful study of the article, the author (...) analyzes its reliability from acupuncture therapeutic plan and specific acupuncture operation. As a result, although the research showed no significant difference between the acupuncture group and the sham acupuncture group, it could not prove no therapeutic effect in the sham acupuncture group, so the conclusion that the acupuncture did not improve the therapeutic effect could not be drawn; the compatibility of acupoints was inconsistent with the previous protocol, and its rationality

2019 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion Controlled trial quality: uncertain

107. Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Chronic Discogenic Sciatica, a Randomized Controlled Sham Acupuncture Trial. (Abstract)

Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Chronic Discogenic Sciatica, a Randomized Controlled Sham Acupuncture Trial. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for discogenic sciatica.Single-center, parallel, randomized controlled sham acupuncture trial.Twelve sessions of acupuncture or sham acupuncture at the same traditional acupoints over four weeks. The primary outcome was change from baseline in weekly mean leg pain, measured by the visual analog scale (VAS) over the four-week (...) treatment period. The secondary outcomes were determined by the change from baseline in mean VAS scores for leg pain, VAS scores for low back pain, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores, and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores. Patients were followed for 28 weeks.Forty-six patients were enrolled in this study between June 2017 and January 2018, of which 23 were in the acupuncture group and 23 were in the sham acupuncture group. The between-group difference in weekly mean leg pain measured

2019 Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) Controlled trial quality: predicted high

108. [A controlled study on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and acupuncture combined with drugs on peripheral facial paralysis with normal result of facial nerve magnetic resonance examination]. (Abstract)

[A controlled study on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and acupuncture combined with drugs on peripheral facial paralysis with normal result of facial nerve magnetic resonance examination]. To explore whether a combination of drugs is needed when acupuncture is used to treat peripheral facial paralysis with normal result of facial nerve magnetic resonance examination.A total of 48 normal facial nerve magnetic resonance examination of peripheral facial paralysis patients were randomly (...) divided into an acupuncture combined with drugs group and an acupuncture group, 24 cases in each group. Acupuncture combined with prednisone were applied in the acupuncture combined with drugs group, and simple acupuncture was given in the acupuncture group. The acupuncture treatment methods were the same. Acupuncture mainly applied at Yifeng (TE 17), Quanliao (SI 18), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Sibai (ST 2), Jiache (ST 6), Dicang (ST 4) on the affected side, Hegu (LI 4, opposite side) for 30 min a day, once

2019 Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion Controlled trial quality: uncertain

109. Effects of Heating-Conduction Dry Needling Therapy on Rats with Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome. (Abstract)

Effects of Heating-Conduction Dry Needling Therapy on Rats with Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome. This study aimed to investigate the effect of dry needling (DN) with 44°C heating on the pressure pain threshold (PPT) of rats with chronic myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) by regulating the transient receptor potential V1 channel.A total of 80 rats were divided into 5 groups: A, B, C, D, and E (16 in each group). The rats in Group A recovered naturally, while those in other groups received the DN (...) treatment. The needles were heated to 40°C for the rats in Groups B and E and 44°C for the rats in Groups C and D. In addition, both Groups D and E received local capsaicin injection. PPTs of the gastrocnemius muscle and tolerance time of the plantar hot plate were measured before modeling, 1 day before the intervention, 24 hours after the intervention, and 7 days after the intervention.PPTs of the gastrocnemius muscle for rats with MPS increased 7 days after DN and heating to 40°C. For the rats

2020 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

110. Acupuncture for recurrent urinary tract infection in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

of acupuncture and related therapies for prophylaxis or treatment of uncomplicated rUTI in women were included. Data collection and analysis: Risk of bias was assessed, and the quality and strength of evidence evaluated using the GRADE framework. Results were reported as risk ratios (RR) for dichotomous outcomes or mean differences (MD) for continuous outcomes, with 95% confidence intervals (CI). Main results: Five RCTs involving 341 participants were included. Methodological quality of studies and strength (...) of the evidence were low to moderate. The chance of achieving a composite cure with acupuncture therapies was greater than that with antibiotics (three studies, 170 participants, RR 1.92, 95% CI 1.31-2.81, I 2 = 38%). The risk of UTI recurrence was lower with acupuncture than with no treatment (two studies, 135 participants, RR 0.39, 95% CI 0.26-0.58, I 2 = 0%) and sham acupuncture (one study, 53 participants, RR 0.45, 95% CI 0.22-0.92). Conclusions: Acupuncture appeared to be beneficial for treatment

2020 EvidenceUpdates

111. Effect of Acupuncture for Postprandial Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (Abstract)

Effect of Acupuncture for Postprandial Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) is the most common subtype of functional dyspepsia. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat PDS, but its effect is uncertain because of the poor quality of prior studies.To assess the efficacy of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in patients with PDS.Multicenter, 2-group, randomized clinical trial. (ISRCTN registry number: ISRCTN12511434).5 tertiary hospitals (...) in China.Chinese patients aged 18 to 65 years meeting Rome IV criteria for PDS.12 sessions of acupuncture or sham acupuncture over 4 weeks.The 2 primary outcomes were the response rate based on overall treatment effect and the elimination rate of all 3 cardinal symptoms: postprandial fullness, upper abdominal bloating, and early satiation after 4 weeks of treatment. Participants were followed until week 16.Among the 278 randomly assigned participants, 228 (82%) completed outcome measurements at week 16

2020 Annals of Internal Medicine

112. Effect of True and Sham Acupuncture on Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

-text links Cite Abstract Importance: Radiation-induced xerostomia (RIX) is a common, often debilitating, adverse effect of radiation therapy among patients with head and neck cancer. Quality of life can be severely affected, and current treatments have limited benefit. Objective: To determine if acupuncture can prevent RIX in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Design, setting, and participants: This 2-center, phase 3, randomized clinical trial compared a standard care (...) control (SCC) with true acupuncture (TA) and sham acupuncture (SA) among patients with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal carcinoma who were undergoing radiation therapy in comprehensive cancer centers in the United States and China. Patients were enrolled between December 16, 2011, and July 7, 2015. Final follow-up was August 15, 2016. Analyses were conducted February 1 through 28, 2019. Intervention: Either TA or SA using a validated acupuncture placebo device was performed 3 times per week during a 6

2020 EvidenceUpdates

113. 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

114. 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

115. Comparison of the Effects of Manual Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, and Electromagnetic Field Stimulation at Acupuncture Point BL15 on Heart Rate Variability. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparison of the Effects of Manual Acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture, and Electromagnetic Field Stimulation at Acupuncture Point BL15 on Heart Rate Variability. The aim of this study was to compare the influences of manual acupuncture, laser acupuncture, and electromagnetic field stimulation on the autonomic nervous system. We monitored the heart rate variability before and after stimulation to check the influence on the autonomic nervous system. The heart rate variabilities at low frequency (LF (...) ; 0.04-0.15 Hz) and high frequency (HF; 0.15-0.4 Hz) were analyzed to acquire LF/HF ratio. Xinshu (BL15) was selected as the stimulation point. Methods included manual acupuncture with a 1-cm depth and laser acupuncture at a wavelength of 660 nm and output power of 50 mW. An electromagnetic field of 2 Hz and 460 gauss (46 mT) was chosen. The LF and the LF/HF ratio were found to be lower in the manual acupuncture and the electromagnetic field groups, but to be higher in the laser acupuncture group

2017 Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

116. The effect of myofascial release and microwave diathermy combined with acupuncture versus acupuncture therapy in tension-type headache patients: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. (Abstract)

The effect of myofascial release and microwave diathermy combined with acupuncture versus acupuncture therapy in tension-type headache patients: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Nonpharmacological therapies for tension-type headache (TTH) and cervicogenic cephalalgia are often a treatment choice, despite the weak to moderate evidence. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of an acupuncture/stretching protocol versus acupuncture/stretching plus physiotherapy techniques (...) , in patients with TTH cephalalgia.A single-blind, prospective, multicentre, randomized controlled trial was designed considering the pragmatic situation of administering such protocols and treating the 44 headache patients participating in this study. The patients were randomly assigned in 2 treatment groups (control group, n = 20, acupuncture/stretching; experimental group, n = 24, acupuncture/stretching plus physiotherapy) and completed 10 treatment sessions within 4 weeks with measurements taking place

2018 Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy Controlled trial quality: uncertain

117. [Warming acupuncture combined with conventional acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy with syndrome of (Abstract)

[Warming acupuncture combined with conventional acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy with syndrome of To compare the clinical efficacy differences between warming acupuncture and conventional acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) with syndrome of yang deficiency and cold coagulation, obstruction of collaterals and blood stasis.A total of 64 patients were randomly divided into a warming acupuncture group and a conventional acupuncture group, 32 cases in each one. Based (...) on basic treatment of blood glucose regulation, warming acupuncture was applied at Pishu (BL 20), Shenshu (BL 23), Guanyuanshu (BL 26), Zusanli (ST 36), Chongyang (ST 42), Quchi (LI 11) and Hegu (LI 4) in the warming acupuncture group, while acupuncture was applied at the identical acupoints in the conventional acupuncture group. Both the treatments were given once a day with an interval of one day every six days; totally the treatment was given for 4 weeks. The TCM symptom score, Toronto clinical

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

118. Acupuncture with or without combined auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a randomised, waitlist-controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture with or without combined auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a randomised, waitlist-controlled trial. Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available.To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment.After in-person and polysomnography screening, 224 subjects (mean age 53.4 (...) years; 75.4% female) with DSM-5 insomnia disorder, who were free from major psychiatric disorders and with sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency averaged over 1 week of <85%, were randomised to acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture (combination treatment), or a waitlist in a 3:3:1 ratio. Standardised acupuncture and combination treatment were provided three times weekly for 3 weeks. The primary outcome was sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency. Secondary outcomes included wrist

2018 Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society Controlled trial quality: predicted high

119. Combination of Exercise and Acupuncture Versus Acupuncture Alone for Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Combination of Exercise and Acupuncture Versus Acupuncture Alone for Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. This study was designed to compare the effects of aerobic exercise plus acupuncture with acupuncture alone in treatment of patients with MPS. Sixty-four patients (55 female and 9 male) with MPS in their neck and shoulders participated in the study with mean age of 33.1 ± 6.4 years (...) . Participants were randomly allocated to aerobic exercise plus acupuncture (n = 32) or acupuncture alone (n = 32) groups. Outcome measurements included visual analog scale, pressure pain threshold, neck disability index, and quality of life that was measured with QoL-SF36 scale. Each group received 10 sessions of acupuncture in combination with aerobic exercise or acupuncture alone. The outcome measures were evaluated at baseline, at the end of the last treatment session, and at 1-month follow-up visit

2018 Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies Controlled trial quality: uncertain

120. Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

improvements in the results of nutritional hematological examination (RBP, PA, Tf, Hb), Inflammation biomarkers (TNF-α, IL-6, SAA, Hs-CRP, COHb) and the BODE index.This study demonstrated some clear evidences that acupuncture can be a useful adjunctive therapy to improve nutritional state of COPD patients.UMIN Clinical Trials Registry ( UMIN000001277 ). Retrospectively registered. (...) Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcomes to find out the effectiveness of acupuncture on nutritional state of COPD patients

2018 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Controlled trial quality: uncertain

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