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Potential role for acupuncture in the treatment of food addiction and obesity.
Abstract Addressing the global obesity epidemic requires innovative approaches that are also acceptable to affected individuals. There is growing evidence suggesting that food addiction, one contributor to obesity, bears many similarities to drug and alcohol addiction, presenting a potential role for addiction-focused acupuncture as a novel treatment modality. In this perspective article, we begin by briefly reviewing the evidence linking food and drug/alcohol addiction. We then describe the development of an acupuncture-based protocol for treating opioid addiction in Hong Kong in the 1970s and discuss the evidenc...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - December 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chen JA, Chen JA, Lee S, Mullin G Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Type and frequency of side effects during PC6 acupuncture: observations from therapists and patients participating in clinical efficacy trials of acupuncture.
CONCLUSIONS: Few side effects occurred and those that did were mild. Nearly 90% found PC6 acupuncture to be not painful or only mildly painful. Healthcare professionals may consider the observed levels of side effects when informing patients about side effects of PC6 acupuncture. PMID: 29222203 [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 - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enblom A, Johnsson A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with Madopar for Parkinson's disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture combined with Madopar for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), compared to the use of Madopar alone. METHODS: A systematic search was carried out for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture and Madopar for the treatment of PD published between April 1995 and April 2015. The primary outcome was total effectiveness rates and secondary outcomes included Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) scores. Data were pooled and analysed with RevMan 5.3. Results were expressed as relative ratio (RR) or with 95% confiden...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu H, Chen L, Zhang Z, Geng G, Chen W, Dong H, Chen L, Zhan S, Li T Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on subacute stroke outcomes: a single-centre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: This trial, evaluating a treatment protocol commonly used in clinical practice, demonstrates that comprehensive rehabilitation including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may comprehensively improve subacute stroke outcomes. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ChiCTR-TRC-12001972. PMID: 29127079 [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 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fang J, Keeler CL, Chen L, Ma R, Wang C, Xu S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic knee pain.
CONCLUSION: From this systematic review, we conclude that acupuncture may be effective at relieving CKP 12 weeks after acupuncture administration, based on the current evidence and our protocol. However, given the heterogeneity and methodological limitations of the included trials, we are currently unable to draw any strong conclusions regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic knee pain. In addition, we found that acupuncture appears to have a satisfactory safety profile, although further studies with larger numbers of participants are needed to confirm the safety of this technique. STRENGTHS: Systematic ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang Q, Yue J, Golianu B, Sun Z, Lu Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupressure for respiratory allergic diseases: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: No reliable conclusions regarding the effects of acupressure on AR and asthma could be drawn by this review due to the small number of available trials with significant heterogeneity of study design and high/unclear risk of bias. Further, more rigorously designed RCTs are needed.Acupressure seems safe for symptomatic relief of AR and asthma, although larger studies are required to be able to robustly confirm its safety. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN12617001106325; Pre-results. PMID: 29113981 [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 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liang Y, Lenon GB, Yang AWH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Histopathological nature of myofascial trigger points at different stages of recovery from injury in a rat model.
CONCLUSION: An injury can cause activation of MTrSs in a muscle and an activated level of MTrPs depending on the amount of contracture knots in muscle with impaired energy production. PMID: 29109129 [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 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang H, Lü JJ, Huang QM, Liu L, Liu QG, Eric OA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture at BL33 on detrusor smooth muscle activity in a rat model of urinary retention.
This study aimed to investigate: (1) the effect of EA at BL33; and (2) the effect of different manipulation methods at BL33 on the modulation of DSM contractions in UR rats. METHODS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were anaesthetised with urethane and modelled by urethral outlet obstruction. First, 2 Hz EA at BL33, SP6 and LI4 wasrandomly applied to the UR rats for 5 min to observe the immediate effects (n=10); second, manual acupuncture (MA) (n=10) and 100 Hz EA (n=10) were applied with the same programme. DSM electromyography (EMG) and cystometrogram data were evaluated. RESULTS: (1) 2 H...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu X, Liu K, Zhi M, Mo Q, Gao X, Liu Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture in rats infected with Strongyloides venezuelensis: effects on gastrointestinal transit and parasitological measurements.
CONCLUSIONS: EA at ST36 and CV12 provoked changes in gastrointestinal transit that may be beneficial to the host during S. venezuelensis infection; however, based on the number of worms and EPG at 21 dpi, the indication for EA in the treatment of strongyloidiasis needs to be carefully assessed. PMID: 29102965 [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 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Anjos-Ramos LD, Gama LA, Hauschildt AT, Fujiwara RT, Corá LA, Américo MF Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of scalp electroacupuncture on the PI3K/Akt signalling pathway and apoptosis of hippocampal neurons in a rat model of cerebral palsy.
Abstract Background Substantial evidence from clinical reports has established that most cerebral palsy (CP) patients benefit from a comprehensive rehabilitation exercise training programme. Such advances are enhanced when scalp electroacupuncture (EA), applied at a location corresponding to the projection of the motor area, is combined with rehabilitation exercise training. However, little information exists regarding the mechanistic basis for these effects.Objective To examine whether EA stimulation within the scalp projection location of the motor area can inhibit apoptosis of hippocampal neurons by regulating ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang H, Gao J, Wang M, Yu X, Lv X, Deng H, Fan X, Chen K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture ameliorates subchondral bone deterioration and inhibits cartilage degeneration in ovariectomised rats.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on subchondral bone mass and cartilage degeneration in an experimental animal model of osteoarthritis (OA) induced by ovariectomy (OVX). METHODS: Ninety 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following three groups (n = 30 each): sham operation without treatment (control group); OVX without treatment (OVX group);, and ovariectomy with EA treatment (EA group). Rats in the EA group received EA treatment from the day of OVX. Ten rats in each group were randomly killed at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after operation. ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - November 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhou J, Zhong P, Liao Y, Liu J, Liao Y, Xie H, Li N, Li X, Sun G, Zeng Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Is laser acupuncture an effective complementary therapy for obesity management? A systematic review of clinical trials.
CONCLUSION: Although some studies have indicated beneficial effects for LA on obesity, the lack of evidence with high methodological quality made it impossible to reach a definitive conclusion about the efficacy of LA for obesity management. Further high-quality, randomised, sham-controlled clinical trials with a larger sample size are needed to shed light on the efficacy of LA for obesity management and weight maintenance. PMID: 29074473 [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 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Namazi N, Khodamoradi K, Larijani B, Ayati MH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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