Acupuncture for the Treatment of Taxane-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Trial.
Conclusions: Acupuncture improved symptoms of CIPN and QoL in Korean women suffering from peripheral neuropathy after chemotherapy using taxane for breast cancer. The effects of acupuncture lasted for at least 1 month after the treatment. PMID: 30420895 [PubMed] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture on the Stress-Related Drug Relapse to Seeking.
Authors: Roh HS, Park BR, Jang EY, Kim JS, Gwak YS Abstract Drug addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, which causes serious social and economic problems. The most important trial for the successful treatment of drug addiction is to prevent the high rate of relapse to drug-seeking behaviors. Opponent process as a motivational theory with excessive drug seeking in the negative reinforcement of drug dependence reflects both loss of brain reward system and recruitment of brain stress system. The negative emotional state produced by brain stress system during drug withdrawal might contribute to the intense drug crav...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on vascular dementia (VD) animal models: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia that causes cognitive dysfunction. Acupuncture, an ancient therapy, has been mentioned for the treatment of vascular dementia in previous studies. T... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ze-Yu Zhang, Zhe Liu, Hui-Hui Deng and Qin Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Economic analysis of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis
(Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment)
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment - November 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment Source Type: research

Safety of Acupuncture in Patients Taking Newer Oral Anticoagulants: A Retrospective Chart Review Study.
The objective of this study was to assess the safety of acupuncture in patients taking NOACs. The medical records in the Stroke Center at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to identify patients who had received acupuncture between January 2017 and September 2017. The patients were divided into groups according to whether they were taking an NOAC, an antiplatelet agent, or no anticoagulant therapy. Bleeding-related side effects that occurred immediately after removal of acupuncture needles were recorded. Three hundred and sixteen patients underwent 10,177 acupuncture sessions during ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Does Electroacupuncture Treatment Reduce Pain and Change Quantitative Sensory Testing Responses in Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain? A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Authors: Leite PMS, Mendonça ARC, Maciel LYS, Poderoso-Neto ML, Araujo CCA, Góis HCJ, Souza JHS, DeSantana JM Abstract Chronic nonspecific low back pain is common and one of the most disabling conditions in the world. There is moderate evidence that chronic low back pain patients present altered functional connectivity in areas related to pain processing. Quantitative sensory testing is a way of clinical measure of these alterations. Although there is not enough evidence, there are some reports that electroacupuncture is supposedly more effective in relieving pain than acupuncture because the addition...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Protective Effect of Electroacupuncture at Zusanli on Myocardial Injury in Septic Rats.
Authors: Zhang L, Huang Z, Shi X, Hu S, Litscher D, Wang L, Litscher G Abstract The protective effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Zusanli points (ST36) on myocardial injury in a model of sepsis was observed. Forty-eight male Sprague-Daley rats were subjected to sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) and randomly divided into 4 groups (n=12; A: sepsis + EA; B: sepsis + sham acupuncture; C: sepsis + vagotomy; D: sepsis + vagotomy + EA). Bilateral points were stimulated (2mA, 2-100 Hz) for 1 hour. Abdominal vagotomy was performed in groups C and D. At 6h after CLP, the plasma activity of creatine kinase-MB (CK-...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Yellow Laser Stimulation at GV2 Acupoint Mitigates Apoptosis, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Motor Deficit in Spinal Cord Injury Rats.
Authors: On-Ong-Arj P, Wattanathorn J, Muchimapura S, Thukham-Mee W Abstract Currently, the suppression of oxidative stress and inflammation is considered as the treatment targets of spinal cord injury due to their roles on the hindrance of recovery process. Since laser acupuncture decreased oxidative stress and enhanced the survival of neurons from oxidative stress damage and GV2 stimulation was selected as one stimulated acupoint in order to enhance the recovery of spinal cord injury, we hypothesized that laser acupuncture at GV2 should enhance the recovery of spinal cord injury. To test this hypothesis, male Wis...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Feasibility and acceptability of a proposed trial of acupuncture as an adjunct to lifestyle interventions for weight loss in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a qualitative study
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common female reproductive disorder with multiple manifestations. Weight management is a key therapeutic goal. Acupuncture is a potential adjunctive weight loss treatment ... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carolyn Ee, Caroline Smith, Michael Costello, Freya MacMillan, Lisa Moran, Brandi Baylock and Helena Teede Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does acupuncture help patients with spasticity? A narrative review
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2018Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Yi Zhu, Yujie Yang, Jianan LiAbstractSpasticity is a motor disorder encountered after upper motor neuron lesions. It adversely affects quality of life in most patients and causes long-term burden of care and has significant financial implications. The effect of conventional therapies for spasticity including physical therapy, surgery, and pharmacotherapy are not always satisfying because of the short-term effects or side effects in some patients. Acupuncture is a part of traditional medicine originating from C...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Interaction of Energetic Points, Tendinomuscular Meridian, and Five Elements in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee in Patients Aged Above 45 Years: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): T. TegiacchiAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture had different approaches since its beginnings. Using traditional energetic points with an interaction of five elements and meridian theories with manual diagnosis of tender points has been proposed. This procedure can be an effective treatment for musculoskeletal disease, but its development is short.ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy of energetic points of tendinomuscular meridian in the treatment of pain, quality of life, and function of the knee.DesignNonstandar...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Randomized trial of acupuncture with antiemetics for reducing postoperative nausea in children
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, EarlyView. (Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - November 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Christine S. Martin, Sarah E. Deverman, Daniel C. Norvell, Jordan C. Cusick, Angela Kendrick, Jeffrey Koh Source Type: research

Median nerve stimulation induces analgesia via orexin-initiated endocannabinoid disinhibition in the periaqueductal gray [Neuroscience]
Adequate pain management remains an unmet medical need. We previously revealed an opioid-independent analgesic mechanism mediated by orexin 1 receptor (OX1R)-initiated 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) signaling in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG). Here, we found that low-frequency median nerve stimulation (MNS) through acupuncture needles at the PC6 (Neiguan) acupoint (MNS-PC6) induced an... (Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Yi-Hung Chen, Hsin-Jung Lee, Ming Tatt Lee, Ya-Ting Wu, Yen-Hsien Lee, Ling-Ling Hwang, Ming-Shiu Hung, Andreas Zimmer, Ken Mackie, Lih-Chu Chiou Tags: PNAS Plus Source Type: research

'Governor vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating' acupuncture therapy ameliorates cognitive dysfunction in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion.
Abstract Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal therapy, which is used for the amelioration of cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and relevancy mechanisms of 'governor vessel‑unblocking and mind‑regulating' acupuncture therapy for cognitive dysfunction in rats with ischemia. For this purpose, we used the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) method to induce cognitive dysfunction in rats. The behavioral changes in the rats were examined using the Morris water maze (MWM) test. The effects of the treatment on oxidative stress response and the function of t...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Su X, Wu Z, Mai F, Fan Z, Du S, Qian H, Zhu J Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research

Accuracy and Precision in Acupuncture Point Location: A Critical Systematic Review
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Debra R. Godson, Jonathan L. Wardle (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bee venom acupuncture in addition to anti-Parkinsonian medications may improve activities of daily living and motor symptoms more than medication alone in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Daniel A. Ostrovsky, Alan Ehrlich (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - November 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bee venom acupuncture in addition to anti-Parkinsonian medications may improve activities of daily living and motor symptoms more than medication alone in idiopathic Parkinson's disease
Column Description: DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference, which is updated daily through systematic surveillance and critical appraisal of the research literature. DynaMed editors and reviewers select content of interest for integrative medicine, summarize the current evidence, and describe challenges in evidence analysis and application. Evidence quality is rated level 1 (likely reliable) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and minimal risk of bias, level 2 (mid-level) evidence for studies with clinical outcomes and significant methodological or statistical limitations, and level 3 (lacking direct)...
Source: Explore - November 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Daniel A. Ostrovsky, Alan Ehrlich Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of electromagnetic acupuncture using an electromagnetic therapy stimulator (Whata153) for the treatment of chronic low back pain: Study protocol for a single-center, parallel-arm, randomized clinical trial
Discussion: The results of this trial are expected to provide important clinical information on the efficacy and safety of electromagnetic acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain. (Source: Medicine)
Source: Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research

Autopsy diagnosis of acupuncture-induced bilateral tension pneumothorax using whole-body postmortem computed tomography: A case report
Rationale: Acupuncture, a component of traditional Chinese medicine, is also a well-known form of complementary and alternative medicine. Serious adverse events of acupuncture have been reported, including the acupuncture-related pneumothorax which is a rare but fatal condition sometimes. The pneumothorax was related to needle insertion in the upper back or paraspinal area and the reported victims suffered from either unilateral or bilateral pneumothorax. Postmortem computed tomography has advantages in the detection of pathologic gas and is being considered as a useful visualization tool for diagnosing the cause of deat...
Source: Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

TA pharmacopuncture as a primary and independent treatment for frequent sprains occurring over 9 months in a patient with needle sickness: Case report
In this study, we report the treatment of frequent sprains of various body parts in a patient with a history of AAVR using only TA (a 7-herb extract consisting of Scutellaria baicalensis, Phellodendron amurense, Pulsatilla koreana, Sophora tonkinensis, Aucklandia lappa, Aquilaria agallocha, and Carthamus tinctorius L.) pharmacopuncture. Patient concerns: The patient was a 47-year-old woman who was injured 23 times in 9 months. The injuries occurred in the knees, thumb, wrist, ankle, and low back region due to overextension during physical activity or frequent exercise. This patient had great fear of acupuncture after fa...
Source: Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Acupressure for insomnia: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: This systematic review will provide evidence for assessing the improvement of acupressure for insomnia. Ethics and dissemination: The systematic review will be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The review will also be disseminated electronically and in print. PROSPERO registration: CRD42018104155. (Source: Medicine)
Source: Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research

Acupuncture and clomiphene for Chinese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOSAct): statistical analysis approach with the revision and explanation
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy of reproductive-aged women. Clomiphene is regarded as the first-line medical treatment for ovulation induction in PCOS patients and acupunctur... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - November 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Hong-Li Ma, Liang-Zhen Xie, Jing-Shu Gao, Jing Cong, Ying-Ying Deng, Ernest H. Y. Ng, Jian-Ping Liu and Xiao-Ke Wu Tags: Update Source Type: research

A systematic review of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for postpartum depression.
CONCLUSIONS: CHM reduced PPD symptoms greater than placebo or antidepressants. Acupuncture was neither superior nor inferior to antidepressants. More rigorously designed studies are required to confirm the effect of CHM and acupuncture for PPD. PMID: 30396632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang L, Di YM, Shergis JL, Li Y, Zhang AL, Lu C, Guo X, Xue CC Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Methodological and reporting quality evaluation of systematic reviews on acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A systematic review.
Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews (SRs) on acupuncture treatment for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: A comprehensive search on multiple databases was performed. Methodological and reporting quality of reviews were assessed by revised assessment of multiple systematic reviews (AMSTAR 2) and preferred reporting items for SRs and meta-analyses (PRISMA), respectively. RESULTS: Ten SRs were included. Among the SRs using AMSTAR 2, two achieved a good overall rating (percentage of items with "yes" > 50%) and seve...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Luo YN, Zheng QH, Liu ZB, Zhang FR, Chen Y, Li Y Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Correspondence regarding Anshasi and Ahmad's "an assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain" in complement ther clin pract 2018 August.
Correspondence regarding Anshasi and Ahmad's "an assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-related pain" in complement ther clin pract 2018 August. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Nov;33:138 Authors: Cheon S, Lee H PMID: 30396611 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - November 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cheon S, Lee H Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

Modified Battlefield Acupuncture Does Not Reduce Pain or Improve Quality of Life in Patients with Lower Extremity Surgery.
Conclusion: The use of modified battlefield acupuncture protocol does not change pain opioid use or quality of life in those with lower extremity surgery. PMID: 30371882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Military Medicine)
Source: Military Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

Swallowing therapy for dysphagia in acute and subacute stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate- and low-quality evidence suggests that swallowing therapy did not have a significant effect on the outcomes of death or dependency/disability, case fatality at the end of the trial, or penetration aspiration score. However, swallowing therapy may have reduced length of hospital stay, dysphagia, and chest infections, and may have improved swallowing ability. However, these results are based on evidence of variable quality, involving a variety of interventions. Further high-quality trials are needed to test whether specific interventions are effective. PMID: 30376602 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - October 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Bath PM, Lee HS, Everton LF Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Differential Gene Expression of RNA-Seq Experiments of Primo Vessel in Rabbit Lymph
Publication date: Available online 28 October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Jun-Young Shin, Sang-Heon Choi, Da-Woon Choi, Ye-Jin An, Jae-Hyuk Seo, Jong-Gu Choi, Min-Suk Rho, Sang-Suk LeeAbstractFor the connectome of primo vascular system some long-type primo vessels dyed with Alcian blue injected into inguinal nodes, abdominal node, and axially nodes were visualized, which passed over around the vena cava of rabbit. The Alcian blue dye revealed primo vessels and colored blue in the rabbit lymph vessels. The length of a long-type primo vessels was an 18 cm average, of which diameters were...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of the Oriental herbal medicine, Jie Yu Dan, for alleviating post-stroke aphasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
The objectives of this study were to systematically evaluate randomized clinical trials(RCTs) to assess the efficacy of JYD for improving post-stroke aphasia.MethodsAll RCTs that studied JYD treatment in post-stroke aphasia were selected from English, Korean and Chinese language databases until February 2018. Participants with post-stroke aphasia were randomly divided into 2 groups that had common treatments with JYD and placebo or Western medicine, respectively. Risk ratio and mean differences with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for the pooled RCTs with a fixed or random model in the meta-analysis. Since th...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

[Nonpharmacological pain therapy for chronic pain].
This article describes some of the nonpharmacological treatment options and their evidence (e.g. physical therapy, massage, manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and music therapy). The evidence for an empirically detected effectiveness of all these forms of therapy is not very high and often inconsistent. Nevertheless, this does not mean that these forms of treatment should not be used but that they should be selected on an individual basis to improve the well-being of patients by being adjusted to their needs. PMID: 30374702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - October 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Drebenstedt C Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Obesity: A Network Meta-Analysis.
Authors: Zhang Y, Li J, Mo G, Liu J, Yang H, Chen X, Liu H, Cai T, Zhang X, Tian X, Zhou Z, Huang W Abstract Obesity is a worldwide public health problem. Currently, increasing evidence suggests acupuncture and related therapies are effective for obesity. This network meta-analysis (NMA) was performed to compare the effectiveness of different acupuncture and related therapies. We searched potential randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in three international databases. Thirty-four trials involving 2283 participants were included. Pairwise meta-analysis showed that acupuncture and related therapies were superior to li...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Conclusions: This review suggests the potential of AT combined with CT compared to CT alone for treating female CPP. However, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that AT can be recommended as a complementary and alternative (CAM) treatment for women with CPP. To draw a firm conclusion, future studies should require not only lager, more rigorously designed RCTs but also research on different AT types. Protocol Registration Number: This study is registered with PROSPERO 2018 (CRD42018088627). PMID: 30363734 [PubMed] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain Conditions.
Abstract PMID: 30365283 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Family Physician)
Source: American Family Physician - October 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Authors: Shaughnessy AF Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Acupuncture is not a unique explanation for reflex excitatory cardiovascular responses.
PMID: 30362828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology)
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology - October 27, 2018 Category: Physiology Authors: Wong YM Tags: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol Source Type: research

Reply to "Letter to the Editor: Acupuncture is not a unique explanation for reflex excitatory cardiovascular responses".
Reply to "Letter to the Editor: Acupuncture is not a unique explanation for reflex excitatory cardiovascular responses". Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2018 Nov 01;315(5):R984-R985 Authors: Guo ZL, Fu LW, Su HF, Tjen-A-Looi SC PMID: 30362827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology)
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology - October 27, 2018 Category: Physiology Authors: Guo ZL, Fu LW, Su HF, Tjen-A-Looi SC Tags: Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol Source Type: research

The Effect of Acupuncture on the Quality of Life in Patients With Migraine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Yin Jiang, Peng Bai, Hao Chen, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Yi Tang, He-Qing Chen, Ye-Yin Hu, Xiao-Li Wang, Xin-Yi Li, You-Ping Li, Gui-Hua Tian (Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology)
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - October 26, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture at the Zusanli And Baihui Acupoints Ameliorates Type-2 Diabetes-Induced Reductions in Proliferating Cells and Differentiated Neuroblasts in the Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus With Increasing Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): J.Y. Chung, D.Y. Yoo, W. Im, J.H. Choi, S.S. Yi, H.Y. Youn, I.K. Hwang, J.K. Seong, Y.S. Yoon (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Decreases Adherence to Prescribed Medication in Diabetes Patients
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): S.D. Alfian, H. Sukandar, N. Arisanti, R. Abdulah (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Chronic Electrical Stimulation at Acupoints Reduces Body Weight and Improves Blood Glucose in Obese Rats via Autonomic Pathway
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): J. Liu, H. Jin, R.D. Foreman, Y. Lei, X. Xu, S. Li, J. Yin, J.D.Z. Chen (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Central and Peripheral Effects of Transcutaneous Acupuncture Treatment for Nausea in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): I. Sarosiek, G. Song, Y. Sun, H. Sandoval, S. Sands, J. Chen, R.W. McCallum (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Influence of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Parameters on the Level of Pain Perceived by Participants With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Crossover Study
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 5Author(s): G.A. Upton, P. Tinley, H. Al-Aubaidy, R. Crawford (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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 outcom... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Masao Suzuki, Shigeo Muro, Motonari Fukui, Naoto Ishizaki, Susumu Sato, Tetsuhiro Shiota, Kazuo Endo, Tomoko Suzuki, Tadamichi Mitsuma, Michiaki Mishima and Toyohiro Hirai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of physiotherapy and acupuncture on psychocognitive, somatic, quality of life, and disability characteristics in TTH patients
(Source: Journal of Pain Research)
Source: Journal of Pain Research - October 22, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

Interaction of energetic points, tendinomuscular meridian and 5 elements in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in patients over 45 years old: a randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): T. TegiacchiAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture had a different approaches since its beginnings. Using traditional energetic points with an interaction of 5 elements and meridian theories with manual diagnosis of tender points has been proposed. This procedure can be an effective treatment in musculoskeletal disease but its development is short.ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy of energetic points of tendinomuscular meridian in the treatment of pain, quality of life and function of the knee.DesignRandomized controll...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - October 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Acupuncture on the Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology: An Overview of Systematic Reviews.
Conclusions: The evidence for acupuncture to treat couples with subfertility undergoing ART remains unclear. Further research is needed, with high-quality trials undertaken and reported. PMID: 30327681 [PubMed] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Complementary medicine and the NHS: experiences of integration with UK primary care
ConclusionsVarious models for integrating CAM with UK primary care were identified. Social prescribing and NHS/patient co-funded CAM may be potentially sustainable models for future integration. Lack of funding and negative perceptions of CAM remain the primary challenge to integration. Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrated services is vital to ensure sustainability. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

New Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Dyspepsia
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to review the recent literature and discuss the new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD).Recent FindingsAccording to the recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guideline for dyspepsia,Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is recommended as a first treatment option, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and prokinetics are listed as second-line therapy. On the other hand, in the Japanese guideline for FD, PPIs and prokinetics are recommended as ...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - October 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

[Classical Massage and Acupuncture in Chronic Back Pain - Non-Inferiority Randomised Trial].
CONCLUSIONS: The results show that classical massage therapy is not significantly inferior to acupuncture therapy in the period from admission to follow-up. Thus, the non-inferiority of the KMT to the AKU cannot be proven in the context of the defined irrelevance area. PMID: 30321900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - October 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research

Current Usage of Terminologies Related to Acupotomy: A Literature Research and Standardization Suggestion
ConclusionsA debate for standardization of the terminology is necessary. This preliminary research can provide a basic outline for the standardization consensus process, and we believe it is noteworthy to discuss miniscalpel needle and miniscalpel acupuncture along with acupotomy and needle knife on the subject. (Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - October 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research