Magnetic resonance imaging study of safe needling depth and angulation for acupuncture at BL40.
CONCLUSION: We would suggest that, when using a straight needle insertion at BL40, it is safe to advance a 25-mm needle approximately 12.5 mm, and 17.5 mm should be safe for patients with BMI greater than 28 kg/m2. Practitioners should decrease the depth of penetration when treating patients of low body weight or height. PMID: 33032445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hou HK, Liu CZ, Lin LL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for metabolic syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of conditions associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Acupuncture may have benefits in the treatment of MetS. This systematic review with meta-analysis aimed to determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of MetS. METHODS: Large-sample randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture treatment for MetS were extracted from multiple Chinese and English databases and analyzed using meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy/effectiveness of acupuncture with respect to various Me...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li X, Jia HX, Yin DQ, Zhang ZJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture in the treatment of lymphangioma: a case report.
PMID: 33030018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang Y, Min Q, Zhang Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Myofascial trigger point electroacupuncture for perineal pain: a case report.
PMID: 33023294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shen Y, Zhang F, Xu Y, Huang X, You Y, Yu X, Chang D Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for ileus following laparoscopic radical cystectomy and Bricker urinary diversion: a case report.
PMID: 33023297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang YZ, Yang JX, Wang JX Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The management of hot flushes for men treated with androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: a survey of UK practice.
PMID: 33023298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kinnaird W, Mehta A, Guo C, Payne H, Jenkins V, Catt S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Oral mucocele treated with acupuncture: a case report.
PMID: 33023300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - October 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Park SY, Kim MH, Choi I Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Quality of moxa wool contained in commercial moxibustion devices: test method and examples of waste particle concentration.
CONCLUSION: Based on the results of this study, we conclude that the sieving method is useful for testing the quality of moxa wool even after the CIM manufacturing process. The sieve sizes of 425 and 300 μm could be used as a yardstick to determine the quality of moxa wool. Although this approach requires larger scale validation against existing standard methodologies, we believe it has great potential to be used to improve and safeguard the quality of moxa wool contained in commercial moxibustion devices. PMID: 32864988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the Br...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kwon OS, Cho SJ, Choi KH, Kang SY, Seo S, Ryu Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of dry needling for upper extremity spasticity, quality of life and function in subacute phase stroke patients.
ero P Abstract BACKGROUND: Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Europe, represents one of the most common causes of disability in adult patients, and involves considerable short- and long-term social and healthcare costs. The effectiveness of deep dry needling (DDN) on affected arm functionality was assessed throughout 8 weeks of treatment in patients with stroke in the subacute phase. METHODS: Eighty patients were included in this two-group non-randomised study after a propensity score analysis was carried out. Both groups received standard physiotherapy treatment on the affected arm. The ne...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cuenca Zaldívar JN, Calvo S, Bravo-Esteban E, Oliva Ruiz P, Santi-Cano MJ, Herrero P Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Efficacy of electroacupuncture plus warm needling therapy for plantar heel pain: a randomised waitlist-controlled trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture plus warm needling (EAWN) therapy on pain and foot function in adults with plantar heel pain (PHP). METHODS: This prospective, randomised, parallel-group, waitlist-controlled trial was conducted at a Chinese medicine centre in Hong Kong between May 2018 and February 2019. Eighty eligible community-dwelling subjects with PHP (mean age 59.7 years; 85% female) were equally randomised to receive EAWN therapy or remain on a waitlist. The treatment group received six 30-min sessions of standardised EAWN therapy over 4 wee...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ho LF, Guo Y, Ching JY, Chan KL, Tsang PH, Wong MH, Chen M, Chen L, Ng BF, Lin ZX Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Use and reporting of risk of bias tools in 825 systematic reviews of acupuncture: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Use and reporting of RoB tools were suboptimal. Proportionally, use of the Cochrane RoB tool and Cochrane Handbook version 5.1.0 was low but rising. Our results highlight the prevalence and concerns of using unsuitable tools and the issue of incomplete RoB reporting. RoB tool application requires further improvement. PMID: 32811166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Long Y, Wang X, Xiao W, Chen R, Guo Q, Liu J, Shao R, Huang J, Du L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupressure for labor pain management: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy/effectiveness of acupressure as an adjunct to standard procedures during labor and delivery, compared with standard procedures with/without sham acupressure, in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: Ten main databases were searched from their inception until 31 January 2018. Two reviewers independently extracted data concerning the effects of acupressure on pain intensity, labor duration, mode of delivery, use of medications and adverse events. A meta-analysis of these measures was performed using RevMan 5.3. Pooled standardized mean differences (SMDs) or o...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen Y, Xiang XY, Chin KHR, Gao J, Wu J, Lao L, Chen H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture pretreatment promotes angiogenesis via hypoxia-inducible factor 1 α and vascular endothelial growth factor in a rat model of chronic myocardial ischemia.
CONCLUSION: EA pretreatment promotes protein expression of HIF-1α and VEGF in areas of ischemic myocardium, which may represent useful biomarkers for coronary collateral establishment and offer potential targets for therapeutic angiogenesis in patients with CMI. PMID: 32811184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fu Y, Li J, Wu S, Wang H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Comparison of electroacupuncture and manual acupuncture for patients with plantar heel pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Among patients with PHPS, EA did not have a better effect with respect to relieving pain intensity than MA at week 4, although both EA and MA appeared to have positive temporal effects, with decreased heel pain and improved plantar function. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ChiCTR1800016531 (Chinese Clinical Trial Registry). PMID: 32811186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 17, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang W, Liu Y, Jiao R, Liu S, Zhao J, Liu Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Training hour requirements to provide acupuncture in the United States.
This study describes 2019 state training requirements to evaluate how they represent opportunities and barriers to increasing access to acupuncture. METHODS: We searched publicly available databases to identify Acupuncture Practice Acts and additional statutes and regulations pertaining to acupuncture training requirements on state licensure board websites. We then extracted state-specific acupuncture training requirements for individuals with and without a healthcare-related professional license. RESULTS: Thirty-three states allow physicians to provide acupuncture without requiring any additional training requir...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bleck RR, Gold MA, Westhoff CL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for tinnitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy/effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of tinnitus. METHODS: Four English and four Chinese databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for tinnitus published before 30 September 2018. RCTs applying acupuncture alone compared with conventional treatments, sham acupuncture, or no treatment, as well as acupuncture plus conventional treatments compared with conventional treatments alone, were included. The primary outcome was the visual analogue scale (VAS). Secondary outcomes included tinnitus handicap inventory (THI) and tin...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang K, Liang S, Chen L, Grellet A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture reduces peripheral and brainstem cytokines in rats subjected to lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation.
CONCLUSIONS: This study clearly demonstrates the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture, which we believe may involve the activation of anti-inflammatory neural reflexes in the regulation of peritonitis. PMID: 32744055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ramires CC, Balbinot DT, Cidral-Filho FJ, Dias DV, Dos Santos AR, da Silva MD Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture ameliorates mechanical hypersensitivity by down-regulating spinal Janus kinase 2/signal transducer and activation of transcription 3 and interleukin 6 in rats with spared nerve injury.
CONCLUSION: This study revealed that 2 Hz EA attenuated SNI-induced mechanical hypersensitivity and the concomitant up-regulation of spinal JAK2, STAT3 and IL-6 in SNI rats, suggesting that suppression of the JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway might be the mechanism underlying the therapeutic effect of 2 Hz EA on neuropathic pain. PMID: 32744065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang Y, Xia YY, Xue M, Jiang Q, Huang Z, Huang C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for intensive care unit acquired weakness: review and perspectives.
PMID: 32731740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Geng Z, Zhang B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Neuroanatomical relationship between Jingbi and the brachial plexus.
This study examined the stratified anatomy of the traditional acupuncture point Jingbi and the neuroanatomical relationship between Jingbi and the brachial plexus, and investigated neural pathways that could be affected by acupuncture stimulation at Jingbi. METHODS: Twelve dissected specimens were used to study the pathway of an acupuncture needle inserted at Jingbi. The stratified anatomy and the neuroanatomical relationship between Jingbi and the brachial plexus were studied. Our samples were grouped by gender and cause of death for comparative analysis. RESULTS: All needles (n = 24, on both sides...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chia KL, Teoh JH, Haberberger RV Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for post-stroke overactive bladder: a multi-centre pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A six-session EA treatment was feasible and appeared to reduce OAB symptoms in post-stroke patients. Further fully powered trials are warranted to confirm the efficacy of EA for those with post-stroke OAB. PMID: 32646228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen H, Wang C, Zhou M, Yan Chan P, Lo Yam L, Lok Lam W, Leung KP, Li SW, Tsang WY, Fung-Leung Ng B, Tat-Chi Ziea E, Yeung WF, Lao L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Navigating the path: a qualitative exploration of New Zealand general practitioners' views on integration of care with acupuncturists.
CONCLUSION: This research contributes to the body of knowledge concerning interprofessional communication and collaboration between GPs and acupuncturists and suggests that while there are significant barriers to collaboration, there is also the potential to impact provider satisfaction and patient well-being. It provides context within a New Zealand health care setting and also provides additional insights regarding acupuncture, specifically through the disaggregation of specific CAM modalities. PMID: 32631154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roberts K, Betts D, Nie JB, Dowell A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Bilateral pneumothorax and pulmonary embolism after acupuncture: a case report.
PMID: 32631155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 5, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cao M, Liu B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Treatment of Henoch-Sch önlein purpura using acupuncture: a case report.
Treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura using acupuncture: a case report. Acupunct Med. 2020 Jul 05;:964528420929350 Authors: Zhang F, Liu L, Ye Q, Jing M, Huang J, Zeng Y, Pan C, Wang C PMID: 32623906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang F, Liu L, Ye Q, Jing M, Huang J, Zeng Y, Pan C, Wang C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Opioid weaning made possible by pain control with Battlefield Acupuncture.
PMID: 32623907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tillmann HL, Nelson WR, Freedman M Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture ameliorates corticotrophin-releasing factor-induced jejunal dysmotility in a rat model of stress.
CONCLUSION: This study suggested that EA at ST36 could ameliorate disordered jejunal motility induced by stress, and that this might be associated with the down-regulation of CRFr2. PMID: 32605385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao YX, Cui CX, Gao JH, Liu J, Liu Q, Lu FY, Xin JJ, Yu XC, Zhu B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture promotes motor function and functional connectivity in rats with ischemic stroke: an animal resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
CONCLUSION: EA at LI11 and ST36 could enhance the functional connectivity between the left motor cortex and the motor function-related brain regions, including the motor cortex, sensory cortex and striatum, in rats. EA exhibits potential as a treatment for ischemic stroke. PMID: 32576025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li Z, Yang M, Lin Y, Liang S, Liu W, Chen B, Huang S, Li J, Tao J, Chen L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Identifying patients with chronic pain who respond to acupuncture: results from an individual patient data meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: We did not find evidence to support the notion that there are exceptional acupuncture responders. The challenge remains to identify features of chronic pain patients that can be used to distinguish those that have a good response to acupuncture treatment. PMID: 32571096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Foster NE, Vertosick EA, Lewith G, Linde K, MacPherson H, Sherman KJ, Witt CM, Vickers AJ, Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Safe needling depth at abdominal traditional acupuncture points: a ultrasonographic study of cadavers.
PMID: 32551810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shen Y, Zhou Q, Sun X, Qiu Z, Jia Y, Li S, Zhang W Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Profile of acupuncture use among primary care physicians working in the Brazilian public healthcare system.
CONCLUSION: Most primary care physicians who completed the introductory course and answered the survey still used acupuncture in their routine, primarily for the management of musculoskeletal conditions and mental health conditions. These physicians reported reductions in specialist referrals and prescription of pain medication after integrating basic acupuncture skills into primary care practice. PMID: 32538101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bedin F, Moré AOO, de Oliveira JC, Tesser CD, Min LS Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture-induced plasticity between face and hand representations in motor cortex is associated with recovery of function after facial nerve injury.
PMID: 32539425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li W, Yang Y, Huang J, Zhang H, Zeng D, Jiang L, Liu J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A Malaysian retrospective study of acupuncture-assisted anesthesia in breast lump excision.
CONCLUSION: AAA was found to be generally safe and effective for anaesthesia and analgesia in breast lump excision. However, a large-scale randomized controlled study is required to verify the findings. PMID: 32539426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ang JY, Bhojwani K, Chan HK, Chan AC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture inhibited airway inflammation and group 2 innate lymphoid cells in the lung in an ovalbumin-induced murine asthma model.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, this study has demonstrated that acupuncture treatment alleviates allergic airway inflammation and inhibits pulmonary ILC2 influx and IL-5, IL-9 and IL-13 production. The inhibition of ILC2s by acupuncture may be associated with the IL-33/ST2-signaling pathway and IL-25 levels, thereby offering protection from the respiratory inflammation associated with asthma. PMID: 32539427 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cui J, Dong M, Yi, Wei Y, Tang W, Zhu X, Dong J, Wang W Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for post-stroke shoulder pain: a case report.
PMID: 32539428 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 14, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yajima H, Takayama M, Nobe R, Schlaeger JM, Takakura N Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Atraumatic glenohumeral dislocation associated with silent abscess formation following acupuncture.
PMID: 32529882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qin DA, Zhao ZT, Song JF Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Functional connectivity of the retrosplenial cortex in rats with ischemic stroke is improved by electroacupuncture.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that EA at GV20 and GV24 might improve the learning and memory ability of MICD rats by increasing the functional connectivity between the RSC and hippocampus, cingulate gyrus and midbrain, which is encouraging for the potential treatment for cognitive impairment secondary to ischemia stroke. PMID: 32529883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang Q, Li J, Huang S, Yang M, Liang S, Liu W, Chen L, Tao J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture at LR3 and KI3 shows a control effect on essential hypertension and targeted action on cerebral regions related to blood pressure regulation: a resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging study.
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture at LR3 + KI3 showed positive immediate and long-term effects on BP, particularly systolic blood pressure (SBP). After ALFF analysis, we concluded that LR3 + KI3 activates brain areas related to BP regulation. In addition, after acupuncture at LR3 + KI3, a highly targeted effect was observed in brain areas associated with BP. In addition, extracerebral areas involving vision, motion control, cognition and hearing were activated, which could potentially contribute to the mitigation of hypertensive complications in patients in an advanced stage of the disease. ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang J, Lyu T, Yang Y, Wang Y, Zheng Y, Qu S, Zhang Z, Cai X, Tang C, Huang Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of dry needling on post-stroke brain activity and muscle spasticity of the upper limb: a case report.
PMID: 32529885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohammadpour F, Ali Oghabian M, Nakhostin Ansari N, Naghdi S, Dommerholt J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Successful treatment of persistent hiccups with myofascial trigger point dry needling: a case report.
PMID: 32529886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sun WQ, Pan DB, Huang QM Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Establishment of appropriate sham acupuncture and successful patient blinding.
PMID: 32529887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hu H, Hu T, Han D, Gao H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture in the management of trigeminal neuralgia.
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture appears more effective than pharmacotherapy or surgery. Statistical analysis of side effects was not possible due to inconsistent reporting protocols, but the data suggest that acupuncture is considerably safer than pharmacotherapy or surgery. Acupuncture also appears to be the least expensive therapeutic modality to deliver long-term (65 weeks onwards), and our analysis indicated that it was less stressful to patients than pharmacotherapy or surgery. Further study into these areas and the practicality of its availability in the UK National Health Service (NHS) and other health systems is recom...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Edwards JW, Shaw V Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Sustained effects of a brief and standardised acupuncture approach on menopausal symptoms: post hoc analysis of the ACOM randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the overall effect of a brief and standardised acupuncture treatment on menopause-relevant outcomes was sustained up to 21 weeks post-treatment and that there was a small pre-treatment effect. PMID: 32517477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lund KS, Siersma V, Bang CW, Brodersen J, Waldorff FB Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture alleviates intestinal inflammation and barrier dysfunction by activating dopamine in a rat model of intestinal ischaemia.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that EA at ST36 could attenuate intestinal I/R-induced inflammatory injury and that the underlying mechanism may involve EA-induced increases in levels of DA, mediated by the vagus nerve and D1 receptors. PMID: 32517478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li Y, Xu G, Hu S, Wu H, Dai Y, Zhang W, Tang F, Luo H, Shi X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis of effects of acupuncture on pain and function in non-specific low back pain.
CONCLUSION: We draw a cautious conclusion that acupuncture appears to be effective for NSLBP and that acupuncture may be an important supplement to usual care in the management of NSLBP. PMID: 32458717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 26, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li YX, Yuan SE, Jiang JQ, Li H, Wang YJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Lower rates of mortality, readmission and reoperation in patients receiving acupuncture after hip fracture: a population-based analysis.
CONCLUSION: This is the first study to suggest that postoperative acupuncture in hip fracture patients is associated with significantly lower mortality, readmission and reoperation rates compared with those of matched controls. PMID: 32429674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin JC, Lin TC, Cheng CF, Lin YJ, Liang S, Chang YJ, Liang WM Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Low back pain in athletes can be controlled with acupuncture by a catecholaminergic pathway: clinical trial.
CONCLUSION: EA activates the sympathetic nervous system and induces the release of epinephrine, which could ameliorate inflammation and protect muscular tissue in addition to relieving pain. PMID: 32429680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Arriaga-Pizano L, Gómez-Jiménez DC, Flores-Mejía LA, Pérez-Cervera Y, Solórzano-Mata CJ, López-Macías C, Isibasi A, Torres-Rosas R Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Adverse events related to electroacupuncture: a systematic review of single case studies and case series.
CONCLUSION: AEs related to EA included acupuncture-related AEs and serious AEs induced by electrical stimulation. Currently, specific stimulation conditions associated with EA-specific AEs are not identifiable due to inappropriate reporting. However, skin pigmentation, syncope or spasm, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shock, cardiac emergencies, electrical burns, and potential internal organ injury are potential EA-specific AEs regarding which physicians should be cautious in clinical practice. PMID: 32418438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Park JH, Lee JH, Lee S, Shin JY, Kim TH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Tooth extraction under electroacupuncture analgesia.
ndi R PMID: 32403997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: da Luz Rosário de Sousa M, Gil MLB, de Oliveira MAO, Biondi R Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Accuracy of acupuncture point location among first-year acupuncture students: A pilot study evaluating the impact of training and use of an adjustable ruler.
CONCLUSION: Encouraging results with the adjustable ruler method warrant further larger scale studies. Use of the adjustable ruler method of APL should be considered for use in point location training at educational institutions teaching traditional acupuncture. PMID: 32403998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Godson DR, Wardle JL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Crossover effects of ultrasound-guided percutaneous neuromodulation on contralateral hamstring flexibility.
CONCLUSION: PNM produced benefits in the SLR test in the non-intervention limb and only 1.5 min was enough to obtain this effect. In addition, no technique interfered with muscle activation. PMID: 32403999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: De-la-Cruz-Torres B, Carrasco-Iglesias C, Minaya-Muñoz F, Romero-Morales C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research