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Motion video-based quantitative analysis of the 'lifting-thrusting' method: a comparison between teachers and students of acupuncture.
CONCLUSIONS: The 'lifting-thrusting' manipulation could be simplified as a fixed-axis rotation using metacarpophalangeal joints in the thumb and forefinger as the shaft centre. Teachers opened at a larger angular variation for the PIP during the lifting and thrusting processes with better spatial control. Temporal control was similar between groups and therefore appears easier to grasp. Repetitive training might be helpful for improving athletic and spatial stability during needle manipulation. PMID: 28844062 [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 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tang WC, Yang HY, Liu TY, Gao M, Xu G Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Perceived benefits of utilising acupuncture by reason for use among US adults.
PMID: 28844063 [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 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rhee TG Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on the urinary metabolome of spontaneously hypertensive rats.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture may decrease BP in SHRs by improving the metabolic disorder associated with hypertension. PMID: 28793984 [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 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang Y, Li Y, Zhou L, Guo L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

In this issue.
PMID: 28790034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carr DJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

BMAS Acupuncture Courses.
PMID: 28790035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brown A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture to the trigeminal nerve area on the autonomic nervous system and cerebral blood flow in the prefrontal cortex.
CONCLUSIONS: Delivery of 100 Hz EA to the trigeminal nerve area reduces HR and increases parasympathetic nervous activity and cerebral blood flow. PMID: 28765118 [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, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Waki H, Suzuki T, Tanaka Y, Tamai H, Minakawa Y, Miyazaki S, Yoshida N, Uebaba K, Imai K, Hisajima T Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture stimulation at different spinal segmental levels in a rat model of diabetes mellitus.
CONCLUSION: EA at Weiwanxiashu and BL15 had differential effects on metabolic markers in the STZ-induced rat model of DM. These effects may be explained neuroanatomically by variations in the segmental innervation of the tissues at these locations. PMID: 28751464 [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 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tian HH, Cao BY, Li R, Ma YJ, Hu XG, Jia N, Wang YY Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed no significant difference in VAS-P scores in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation immediately after SP6 acupuncture designed to induce or avoid de qi sensation. Both treatments significantly reduced VAS-P relative to baseline. Irrespective of group allocation, patients experiencing actual de qi sensation demonstrated larger reductions in pain score relative to those without, suggesting greater analgesic effects. TRIAL REGITRATION NUMBER: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChiCTR-TRC-13003086); Results. PMID: 28698243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao MY, Zhang P, Li J, Wang LP, Zhou W, Wang YX, She YF, Ma LX, Wang P, Hu NJ, Lin C, Hu SQ, Wu GW, Wang YF, Sun JJ, Jiang SZ, Zhu J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture attenuates hyperglycaemia and improves ovarian function in female rats subjected to continuous light exposure.
CONCLUSION: Prolonged exposure to light can lead to a decline in ovarian and pancreatic function. EA at ST36 and SP6 may reduce abnormally elevated blood glucose levels and improve ovarian and pancreatic hormone levels. PMID: 28689186 [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, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kang X, Jia L, Li Y, Zhang X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment for GORD. However, due to the small sample size and poor methodological quality of the included trials, further studies are required to validate our conclusions. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO Systematic review registration no. CRD42016041916. PMID: 28689187 [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, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhu J, Guo Y, Liu S, Su X, Li Y, Yang Y, Hou L, Wang G, Zhang J, Chen JJ, Wang Q, Wei R, Wei W Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Knowledge of and willingness to try acupuncture for postoperative nausea and vomiting: an Australian survey of surgical patients.
CONCLUSION: Patients attending an Australian tertiary hospital showed an overwhelming interest in acupuncture to manage PONV. This provides strong support for the potential implementation of acupuncture in an acute hospital setting. PMID: 28655706 [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 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weeks EM, Trinca J, Zheng Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Is it possible to use acupressure to reduce adverse effects related to radiotherapy?
PMID: 28634200 [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 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cihan YB Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Implementation of shared medical appointments to offer battlefield acupuncture efficiently to veterans with pain.
PMID: 28630048 [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 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Federman DG, Poulin LM, Ruser CB, Kravetz JD Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Comparison of electroacupuncture and medical treatment for functional constipation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) relative to conventional medication in functional constipation (FC). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis SETTING: To be included, studies needed to: (1) have been randomised controlled trials; (2) have recruited adult patients diagnosed with FC according to the Rome II/III criteria or the American Gastroenterological Association guideline for chronic FC; and (3) have randomised patients to be treated with EA or anti-constipation medication. We searched Medline, the Cochrane Library and Embase databases for articles published u...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhou SL, Zhang XL, Wang JH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The dilemma of placebo needles in acupuncture research.
PMID: 28624770 [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 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chae Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Evaluating blinding effectiveness of a novel Ryodoraku sham needle device.
PMID: 28624771 [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 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wong YM Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on the cortical extracellular signal regulated kinase pathway in rats with cerebral ischaemia/reperfusion.
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that EA can alleviate neurological deficits and reduce cortical apoptosis in rats with I/R injury. These anti-apoptotic effects may be due to upregulation of p-ERK. Moreover, apoptosis appeared to peak at 1 day after I/R injury, which might therefore represent the optimal time point for targeting of EA. PMID: 28624772 [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 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wu C, Li C, Zhou G, Yang L, Jiang G, Chen J, Li Q, Zhan Z, Xu X, Zhang X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Measuring the effects of acupuncture on muscle stiffness with shear wave elastography.
PMID: 28624773 [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 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leow MQH, Cui SL, Cao T, Tay SC, Ooi CC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on thermal pain threshold and expression of calcitonin-gene related peptide, substance P and γ-aminobutyric acid in the cervical dorsal root ganglion of rats with incisional neck pain.
CONCLUSIONS: EA at LI18/LI4-PC6 increases PT in rats with incisional neck pain, which is likely related to downregulation of pronociceptive mediators SP/CGRP and upregulation of the inhibitory transmitter GABA in the primary sensory neurons of cervical DRGs. PMID: 28600329 [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 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qiao LN, Liu JL, Tan LH, Yang HL, Zhai X, Yang YS Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress response and neuroprotective effects of acupuncture on brain injury caused by heroin addiction.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) response by acupuncture and to investigate its neuroprotective effect on brain injury caused by heroin addiction. METHODS: A total of 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a healthy control group (Control), an untreated heroin exposed group (Heroin) and a heroin exposed group receiving electroacupuncture (EA) treatment at GV14 and GV20 (Heroin+acupuncture) with n=16 rats per group. A rat model of heroin addiction was established by intramuscular injection of incremental doses of heroin for 8 consecutive days...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gao YL, Zhang Y, Cao JP, Wu SB, Cai XH, Zhang YC, Zhang RJ, Song XG, Zhang LD Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Neuroprotective effect of electroacupuncture and upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 α during acute ischaemic stroke in rats.
Neuroprotective effect of electroacupuncture and upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α during acute ischaemic stroke in rats. Acupunct Med. 2017 May 23;: Authors: Li C, Zhang T, Yu K, Xie H, Bai Y, Zhang L, Wu Y, Wang N Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a traditional method that has been widely used in various fields of medicine with therapeutic effect. However, evidence of effectiveness to support the application of electroacupuncture (EA) during the process of ischaemia is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To investigate dynamic changes in hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α expression as w...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - May 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li C, Zhang T, Yu K, Xie H, Bai Y, Zhang L, Wu Y, Wang N Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Medical residents' interest in and current status of Japanese postgraduate education in acupuncture and moxibustion: a follow-up survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Postgraduate AM education for medical residents appears to be relatively scarce in Japan. Moreover, medical residents' levels of interest in AM were lower than those demonstrated before their 4th-year AM lectures in medical school. PMID: 28495839 [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 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nakada Y, Takashi M, Arai K, Arai M Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

An integrative Chinese-Western diagnostic approach to predict a positive response to acupuncture.
PMID: 28465345 [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 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chung KF, Yeung WF, Leung CY, Yu YM Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

What is lost in the acupuncture trial when using a sham intervention?
PMID: 28456756 [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 - April 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim TH, Kang JW, Lee MS Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture upregulates G protein coupled activity in SAMP8 mice.
CONCLUSIONS: Sanjiao acupuncture attenuates cognitive deficits in a mouse model of AD via upregulation of G protein activity and stabilisation of the cellular signal. PMID: 28450287 [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 - April 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Luo B, Zhao L, Zhang X, Kan B, Liu Y, Jia Y, Han J, Yu J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Patients' and physiotherapists' belief in and use of acupuncture for cancer-related symptoms.
CONCLUSIONS: More than two thirds of patients with cancer were interested in receiving acupuncture during therapy. Patients and oncological physiotherapists believed that acupuncture was effective for cancer pain, nausea and vasomotor symptoms. Further studies of acupuncture for cancer-related symptoms and of the effect of patients' and clinicians' therapeutic relationships, including treatment expectations, would be welcome. PMID: 28442462 [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 - April 25, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enblom A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A novel approach to the application of electroacupuncture in awake rats.
PMID: 28400358 [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 - April 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lima JW, Hentschke VS, Capalonga L, Pinheiro LP, Junior EA, Dal Lago P, Lukrafka JL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine: results of a nationally representative survey of 17  161 Australian women.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with chronic conditions (including arthritis, low iron, CFS and endometriosis) were associated with higher odds of CM/acupuncture use. There is a need for further research to examine the potential benefits of CM/acupuncture for these chronic illnesses. PMID: 28279972 [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 - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang L, Adams J, Sibbritt D Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

In this issue.
PMID: 28174177 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - February 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carr DJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

BMAS Acupuncture Courses.
Authors: PMID: 28174178 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - February 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Impact of acupuncture on stress levels of professionals working with maltreated children.
PMID: 28167666 [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 - February 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Oliveira CC, Scivoletto S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The role of touch in acupuncture treatment.
Abstract Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that is characterised by the insertion of a needle at a particular location on the body. Acupuncture stimulation includes sensory-discriminative and affective-social touch dimensions. In this review, we discuss the role of touch during acupuncture stimulation with an emphasis on the therapeutic, sensory-discriminative and affective-social aspects. In the discriminative dimension, de qi, which is associated with needling, includes a combination of various sensations, such as heaviness, numbness, soreness and distension. Achieving the appropriate de qi sensation appear...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chae Y, Olausson H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Manual acupuncture for myofascial pain syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of manual acupuncture (MA) in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing MA versus sham/placebo or no intervention in patients with MPS in the following databases from inception to January 2016: PubMed; Cochrane Library; Embase; Web of Science; and China Biology Medicine. Two reviewers independently screened the literature extracted data and assessed the quality of the included studies according to the risk of bias tool recommended by the Cochrane Handbook (V.5.1.0). Then, a meta-analysis wa...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang R, Li X, Zhou S, Zhang X, Yang K, Li X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of minimal acupuncture for infantile colic: a multicentre, three-armed, single-blind, randomised controlled trial (ACU-COL).
m I Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence for treating infantile colic with acupuncture is contradictory. AIM: To evaluate and compare the effect of two types of acupuncture versus no acupuncture in infants with colic in public child health centres (CHCs). METHODS: A multicentre, randomised controlled, single-blind, three-armed trial (ACU-COL) comparing two styles of acupuncture with no acupuncture, as an adjunct to standard care, was conducted. Among 426 infants whose parents sought help for colic and registered their child's fussing/crying in a diary, 157 fulfilled the criteria for colic and 147 started the in...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 15, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Landgren K, Hallström I Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Use of acupuncture in the USA: changes over a decade (2002-2012).
CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest a growing development of acupuncture in the USA. We anticipate that the findings of our analysis of the changes in acupuncture use over the 10-year period from 2002 to 2012 will provide information for users, acupuncturists, researchers and the general public to help better understand the status of acupuncture and reasons for its usage, and to anticipate future trends for acupuncture use in the USA. PMID: 28087523 [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 - January 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cui J, Wang S, Ren J, Zhang J, Jing J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Reporting characteristics and risk of bias in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture analgesia published in PubMed-listed journals.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture analgesia has been evaluated by a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs); however, a systematic summary of reporting quality of RCTs in this specific field is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting characteristics and risk of bias of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia indexed in the PubMed database. METHODS: A PubMed search of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia was conducted through November 2015. The Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool was used to assess the risk of bias of each trial. RESULTS: 206 articles were identified across 59 journals (impact factor 0...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li X, Wang R, Shi X, Chen Z, Pan Y, Li X, Yang K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Use of X-rays to study acupuncture points of the hand: implications for education.
PMID: 28082267 [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 - January 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leow MQ, Cao T, Loke AM, Tay SC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture may increase the CPR and OPR and decrease the risk of OHSS in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI. Further studies are needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an adjunct to assisted reproductive technology in this particular population. PMID: 28077366 [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 - January 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jo J, Lee YJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture alleviates the inflammatory response via effects on M1 and M2 macrophages after spinal cord injury.
CONCLUSIONS: EA had a positive impact on SCI model rats. This may be related to the neuroprotective effect of NT-3, which may increase the polarisation of M2 microglia/macrophages. PMID: 28077367 [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 - January 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao J, Zhang R, Wang L, Li Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Can the sphenopalatine ganglion be reached by an acupuncture needle?
PMID: 28043941 [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 - January 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang L, Fang DL, Jiang DW, Gao Y, Shi DZ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Associations between maternal characteristics and women's responses to acupuncture during labour: a secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study did not identify any maternal characteristics associated with women's responses to acupuncture during labour. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT01197950; Post-results. PMID: 27986648 [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 - December 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vixner L, Schytt E, Mårtensson LB Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Exploring the physiological and physical effects of acupuncture using ultrasound.
PMID: 27965199 [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 - December 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leow MQ, Lee SH, Mohamed Shah MT, Cao T, Cui SL, Tay SC, Ooi CC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Needle breakage in acupuncture: a biomechanical study.
PMID: 27932569 [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 - December 7, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Leow MQ, Cao T, Wong YR, Tay SC Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

In this issue.
PMID: 27913450 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Carr DJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Treating primary dysmenorrhoea with acupuncture: a narrative review of the relationship between acupuncture 'dose' and menstrual pain outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: There appear to be relationships between treatment timing and mode of needle stimulation, and menstrual pain outcomes. Needle location, number of needles used and frequency of treatment show clear dose-response relationships with menstrual pain outcomes. Current research is insufficient to make definitive clinical recommendations regarding optimum dose parameters for treating primary dysmenorrhoea. PMID: 27913451 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Armour M, Smith CA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

BMAS acupuncture courses.
Authors: PMID: 27913452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Needling depth at BL52 in 13 cadavers.
PMID: 27895007 [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 - November 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chia KL, Haberberger RV Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture at ST25 and BL25 in a Sennae-induced rat model of diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) may have a role in the treatment of diarrhoea symptoms. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signalling molecule in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which initiates peristaltic, secretory, vasodilatory, vagal and nociceptive reflexes. In addition, according to the results of our previous report, EA stimulation mediates GI peristalsis by increasing expression of 5-HT and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH). AIM: To investigate the effect of EA at acupuncture points ST25 and BL25 in a rat model of diarrhoea. METHODS: A di...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 14, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhu X, Liu Z, Niu W, Wang Y, Zhang A, Qu H, Zhou J, Bai L, Yang Y, Li J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Contribution of adenosine to the increase in skeletal muscle blood flow caused by manual acupuncture in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that adenosine leads to an increase in MBF caused by MA. Adenosine may play a role in acupuncture analgesia by washing out algesic substances. Further studies are needed in order to elucidate the precise mechanism. PMID: 27834683 [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 - November 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shinbara H, Nagaoka S, Izutani Y, Okubo M, Kimura K, Mizunuma K, Sumiya E Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on uterine morphology and expression of oestrogen receptors in ovariectomised rats.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has demonstrated that EA treatment decreases uterine atrophy in OVX rats. This unique effect of EA on the uterus may be due to upregulation of serum levels of E2 and differential regulation of sex steroid receptors ERα and ERβ. PMID: 27834684 [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 - November 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ma S, Li D, Feng Y, Jiang J, Shen B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research