Electroacupuncture versus manual acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled pilot trial.
CONCLUSION: Both EA and MA interventions in KOA were feasible and appeared safe. Whether or not EA may have a stronger impact on pain and function requires further evaluation through larger, adequately powered, randomized controlled trials. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03274713. PMID: 32022581 [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, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang TQ, Li YT, Wang LQ, Shi GX, Tu JF, Yang JW, Hou YQ, Lin LL, Sun N, Zhao JJ, Hou HK, Liu CZ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for pediatric low back pain and sciatica: a case report.
PMID: 32022585 [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, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Vittori A, Marchetti G, Francia E, Mascilini I, Alessandri V, Mazza O, Marinangeli F, Fusco P, Picardo SG Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The practical problems of acupuncture research on cadavers.
PMID: 32013528 [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 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chia KL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Cardiac tamponade following acupuncture: how can we do more to avoid this happening?
PMID: 32013529 [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 4, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu T, Mao Z, Yu W Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Cutaneous infection due to Mycobacterium marseillense acquired following acupuncture.
rnández-Castro R PMID: 32009421 [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 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sánchez-Cárdenas CD, Zambrano MT, Martínez-Chavarria LC, Xicohtencatl-Cortes J, Arenas R, Hernández-Castro R Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Post-needling soreness and trigger point dry needling for hemiplegic shoulder pain following stroke.
ute;ndez-de-Las-Peñas C, Arias-Buría JL Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the presence of post-needling induced pain in subjects who had suffered a stroke and received trigger point (TrP) dry needling (DN), and to investigate the effects of including TrP-DN into a rehabilitation program for shoulder pain in this population. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was conducted. Sixteen patients who had suffered a stroke and presented with shoulder pain were randomly assigned to receive rehabilitation alone or rehabilitation combined with DN. Both groups received a neurorehabilitation session includ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - February 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mendigutía-Gómez A, Quintana-García MT, Martín-Sevilla M, de Lorenzo-Barrientos D, Rodríguez-Jiménez J, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Arias-Buría JL Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture on the haemodynamic system in men.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture stimulation decreases heart rate (HR) through somato-autonomic reflexes. However, the mechanisms responsible for other cardiovascular changes induced by acupuncture, such as its effects on stroke volume (SV) and blood pressure (BP), remain obscure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate continuously the comprehensive cardiovascular changes occurring during acupuncture. METHOD: 20 healthy men participated in the study. HR, SV and BP were measured in the supine position using electrocardiogram, transthoracic impedance cardiography and continuous non-invasive finger blood pressure, respecti...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Okada M, Taniguchi H, Taniguchi S, Kitakoji H, Itoh K, Imai K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of combined electroacupuncture and exercise training on motor function and microtubule-associated protein 2 expression in the middle and late stages of cerebral infarction in rats.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with exercise training on motor function and microtubule-associated protein (MAP)-2 in the hippocampal CA3 region of rats in the middle and late stages of cerebral infarction, and explore potential underlying mechanisms of action. METHODS: A total of 80 Wistar rats were randomly divided into model, EA, training and EA + training groups (n = 20 per group) after establishing the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model of cerebral infarction. Rats were treated with EA and/or training in the sixth wee...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - January 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu Q, Li X, Li Y, Fu J, Xiao Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for stroke: perceptions and possibilities.
CONCLUSION: Interest in the provision of acupuncture for post-acute stroke care was expressed by both NHS practitioners and acupuncturists. Further research is required on the acceptability of acupuncture to patients as well as evidence of its clinical and cost effectiveness. PMID: 31996010 [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 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robinson N, Ye T, Ronan P, Garbelli PE, Smithard D Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on functional indices and pS6 expression following acute sciatic nerve crush injury in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicated that EA may activate the mTOR signalling pathway to enhance expression of pS6 and facilitate recovery following sciatic nerve crush injury. PMID: 31996011 [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 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zeng L, Cen Y, Chen J, Lei L, Zhang L, Qin X, Gao X, Wang Y, Zeng C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Influence of auriculotherapy on athletic performance and sports: review and perspectives.
ra EA PMID: 31992051 [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 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Noll M, Noll PRES, Mendonça CR, Silveira EA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Benefits of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on autonomic function and photoelectric plethysmography in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
CONCLUSIONS: This trial showed that application of dry needling therapy and TENS reduced pain attributable to MTrPs in patients with FMS, with greater improvements reported in the dry needling group across all dimensions of pain. Additionally, there were between-intervention differences for several parameters of heart rate variability and galvanic skin responses. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT02393352. PMID: 31986897 [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 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Castro-Sánchez AM, Garcia-López H, Fernández-Sánchez M, Perez-Marmol JM, Leonard G, Gaudreault N, Aguilar-Ferrándiz ME, Matarán-Peñarrocha GA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Preventing the induction of acid saline-induced fibromyalgia pain in mice by electroacupuncture or APETx2 injection.
CONCLUSION: Our data reveal that both EA and ASIC3 blockade significantly reduce FM pain in mice via the ASIC3, Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 signalling pathways. Moreover, our findings support the potential clinical use of EA for the treatment of FM pain. PMID: 31986902 [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 28, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yen LT, Hsieh CL, Hsu HC, Lin YW Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The role of Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture as an independent treatment for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a case report.
PMID: 31968987 [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 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kao TC, Yang CM Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on sedation requirements during colonoscopy: a prospective placebo-controlled randomised trial.
CONCLUSION: For colonoscopy, the applied mode of EA did not show any propofol-sparing sedative effect compared with sham or placebo acupuncture. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The trial is registered in the Netherland's Trial Registry (NTR4325). PMID: 31968988 [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 22, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Eberl S, Monteiro de Olivera N, Bourne D, Streitberger K, Fockens P, Hollmann MW, Preckel B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Application of survival analysis techniques to determine the optimal number of acupuncture therapy sessions for stroke patients.
CONCLUSION: Stroke patients who were going to improve saw a significant improvement in Barthel index by the 16th acupuncture session and the marginal improvement declined substantially afterward. Our approach required minimal data available from the medical records of a non-academic facility, yet practical implication could be achieved. TRIAL REGISTRATION: The study was retrospectively registered on 18 August 2017 with the Thai Clinical Trials Registry (ref. TCTR20170822002). PMID: 31958974 [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 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sangtin S, Supasiri T, Tangsathitporn R, Pongpirul K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture reduces fibromyalgia pain by downregulating the TRPV1-pERK signalling pathway in the mouse brain.
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that EA can reverse the central sensitisation of the TRPV1-ERK signalling pathway in the mouse brain. Thus, our findings provide mechanistic evidence supporting the potential therapeutic efficacy of EA for treating FM pain. PMID: 31941349 [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 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hsu HC, Hsieh CL, Lee KT, Lin YW Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion stimulate fibroblast proliferation and neoangiogenesis during tissue repair of experimental excisional injuries in adult female Wistar rats.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture and moxibustion stimulated fibroblast proliferation and neoangiogenesis, and extended the period of collagen fibre reorganisation in the repair of excisional injuries in adult female rats. PMID: 31928210 [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, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alonso HR, Kuroda FC, Passarini Junior JR, Quispe Cabanillas JG, Mendonça FAS, Dos Santos GMT, de Aro AA, do Amaral MEC, Marretto Esquisatto MA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of laser acupuncture in the treatment of facial paresthesia post orthognathic surgery: a case report.
PMID: 31793337 [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 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: De Morais Filho EF, Forte Oliveira FA Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness of acupuncture for pain reduction in delayed-onset muscle soreness: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: There is conflicting to limited evidence to support the effects of acupuncture on the relief of pain associated with DOMS. The findings were confounded by methodological limitations and reporting insufficiency. More rigorous, high-quality, and well-reported RCTs are required to further evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for DOMS. PMID: 31793352 [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 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ko GWY, Clarkson C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture at sea.
PMID: 31789048 [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 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roocroft N, Cummings M Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Influence of electroacupuncture stimulation on skin temperature, skin blood flow, muscle blood volume and pupil diameter.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study showed that 10 min of EA stimulation increased ST, SBF and MBV, and decreased PD, compared to baseline, while no significant change was observed in the control group. This suggests that EA stimulation alters local blood flow and ST, and these responses are likely mediated via segmental spinal reflexes, supraspinal reflexes involving parasympathetic activation, and other mechanisms. PMID: 31782309 [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 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kubota T, Mori H, Morisawa T, Hanyu K, Kuge H, Watanabe M, Tanaka TH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A rehabilitation approach to a patient with traumatic brain injury.
PMID: 31735056 [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 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Berger P Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture management of blepharoptosis: a case report.
PMID: 31726848 [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 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim YJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A bibliometric analysis of acupuncture research trends in Acupuncture in Medicine.
PMID: 31726854 [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 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee IS, Chae Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture improves paralytic ileus secondary to sepsis: a case report.
PMID: 31722545 [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 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao F, Zeng J, Xian S, Lin X, Liu K, Lu L, Lin G, Wang S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Self-administered acupressure for knee osteoarthritis in middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A two-session self-administered acupressure training was acceptable to and feasible in participants with KOA. The data generated allowed for calculation of a sample size for a definitive randomized controlled trial (RCT) to confirm whether self-acupressure is effective for pain management in KOA. Furthermore trials with adequate power and longer follow-up periods are warranted. PMID: 31718229 [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 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cheung DST, Yeung WF, Suen LK, Chong TC, Ho YS, Yu BY, Chan LY, Chen HY, Lao LX Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture and clomiphene citrate for anovulatory infertility: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the above pooled results of the studies, the use of acupuncture as a monotherapy significantly improved the rate of pregnancy among the study participants compared with the use of CC alone. However, any results drawn from these studies should be interpreted with caution when considering the context of clinical practice. PMID: 31581787 [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 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gao R, Guo B, Bai J, Wu Y, Wu K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Differential response to targeted acupuncture by gender in patients with gastrointestinal cancer cachexia: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A decrease in leptin in the MI group corresponded to higher appetite and weight gain. The elevated ECW/ICW ratio indicates an inflammatory response in the MI group. This gender-specific response may be based on hormone-specific regulation of food intake. Further studies with larger sample sizes are required to support the results. PMID: 31544469 [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 - September 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yoon SL, Grundmann O, Williams JJ, Wu SS, Leeuwenburgh C, Huo Z, George TJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Factor analysis of electroacupuncture and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for major depressive disorder: an 8-week controlled clinical trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: There is evidence supporting electroacupuncture (EA) for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), but its characteristics have not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and characteristics of EA in MDD. METHODS: 60 subjects were enrolled-35 in the EA group and 25 in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group based on their preferences-in an 8-week non-randomised controlled clinical trial. The 24-item Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD-24) and clinical global impression (CGI) were adopted for clinical assessment. The Columbia sui...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - September 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang X, Gong W, Ma X, Wang S, Wang X, Guo T, Guo Z, Sun Y, Li J, Zhao B, Tu Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Evidence of efficacy of acupuncture in the management of low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo- or sham-controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: There is moderate evidence of efficacy for acupuncture in terms of pain reduction immediately after treatment for NSLBP ((sub)acute and chronic) when compared to sham or placebo acupuncture. REGISTRATION: PROSPERO registration no. CRD42017059438. PMID: 31526013 [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 - September 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xiang Y, He JY, Tian HH, Cao BY, Li R Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture in sham device controlled trials may not be as effective as acupuncture in the real world: a preliminary network meta-analysis of studies of acupuncture for hot flashes in menopausal women.
CONCLUSIONS: From this preliminary analysis, we found that different types of verum acupuncture may have different effect sizes with respect to the severity of menopausal hot flashes. PMID: 31517500 [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 - September 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim TH, Lee MS, Alraek T, Birch S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Toll-like receptor 2 plays an essential role in electroacupuncture analgesia in a mouse model of inflammatory pain.
CONCLUSION: Increased expression of the above molecules was attenuated by both EA and TLR2 antagonism. Our results show that EA attenuates inflammatory pain via TLR2 signalling. PMID: 31517506 [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 - September 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hsu HC, Hsieh CL, Wu SY, Lin YW Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for patients with atopic eczema: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture might be effective at reducing itch intensity and may be more effective than conventional medicine at reducing EASI and improving the global symptoms of AE. PROTOCOL REGISTRATION: PROSPERO CRD42018096261. PMID: 31495184 [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 - September 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jiao R, Yang Z, Wang Y, Zhou J, Zeng Y, Liu Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for overactive bladder in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: No significant differences in effectiveness or efficacy were found between acupuncture and drug or between verum and sham acupuncture, respectively. Further high-quality studies are required. PMID: 31433197 [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 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mak TC, Cho WC, Chen HY Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Incidence of iatrogenic pneumothorax following acupuncture treatments in Taiwan.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with a history of lung disease including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, lung cancer and pneumonia, and a history of thoracic surgery, might have an increased post-acupuncture risk of pneumothorax. This information may possibly help physicians avoid post-acupuncture pneumothorax. PMID: 31433202 [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 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin SK, Liu JM, Hsu RJ, Chuang HC, Wang YX, Lin PH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Cervical surgery rate in neck pain patients with and without acupuncture treatment: a retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: A significantly lower HR for cervical surgery was observed in neck pain patients following acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture treatment may therefore be an effective method for managing neck pain, and has the potential to mitigate unnecessary surgery. These findings need to be confirmed by prospective studies. PMID: 31429587 [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 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Han DG, Koh W, Shin JS, Lee J, Lee YJ, Kim MR, Kang K, Shin BC, Cho JH, Kim NK, Ha IH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for eSport athletes.
PMID: 31429588 [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 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Takakura N, Hiramatsu Y, Takanashi T, Takayama M, Patil CL, Schlaeger JM, Yajima H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture inhibits mast cell degranulation via cannabinoid CB2 receptors in a rat model of allergic contact dermatitis.
CONCLUSION: These findings provide more evidence to support the hypothesis that EA promotes CB2R expression in mast cells, which is followed by inhibition of the p38 MAPK pathway, potentially resulting in the anti-ACD effect of EA. This suggests that EA at ST36 may be an effective candidate therapy for treating inflammatory skin diseases such as ACD. PMID: 31429590 [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 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang Z, Lu M, Ren J, Wu X, Long M, Chen L, Chen Z Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture promotes expression of Hsp84/86 and delays brain ageing in SAMP8 mice.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of acupuncture on expression of heat shock protein (Hsp) 84 and 86, and brain ageing, in the senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) model of Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: 7-month-old male senescence resistant mouse strain 1 (SAMR1) and SAMP8 mice were assigned to the following groups, with 15 animals in each group: SAMR1 control (Rc), SAMP8 control (Pc), SAMP8 acupuncture (Pa), SAMP8 sham-acupuncture (Psa). The Pa group was given acupuncture treatment once daily for 15 days. Neuromuscular coordination and cognitive function of the mice were evaluated by the tight...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chang S, Guo X, Li G, Zhang X, Li J, Jia Y, Nie K Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of GB34 acupuncture on hyperventilation-induced carbon dioxide reactivity and cerebral blood flow velocity in the anterior and middle cerebral arteries of normal subjects.
CONCLUSIONS: GB34 acupuncture treatment increased CO2 reactivity specifically in the ipsilateral MCA, but had no effect on either the ACAs or the contralateral MCA. These data suggest that GB34 acupuncture treatment improves the vasodilatory potential of the cerebral vasculature to compensate for fluctuations caused by changes in external conditions and could potentially be useful for the treatment of disorders of the ipsilateral MCA circulation. PMID: 31412706 [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 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Moon SK, Kwon S, Cho SY, Park SU, Jung WS, Park JM, Ko CN, Cho KH, Son JH Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Temporal effect of acupuncture on amino acid neurotransmitters in rats with acute cerebral ischaemia.
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture stimulation at GV26 can effectively decrease excessive release of Glu induced by ischaemia and maintain the endogenous inhibitory activity of GABA. This phenomenon was seen during the entire course of acupuncture treatment and continued for some time after the end of acupuncture treatment. PMID: 31342771 [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 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu J, Wu YY, Yu XL, Jia HY, Mao QY, Fang JQ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Correlation between acupuncture dose and effectiveness in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The effect of acupuncture may be associated with dose of acupuncture, with a higher dosage related to better treatment outcomes in terms of relief of pain and dysfunction in patients with knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 31271300 [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, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sun N, Tu JF, Lin LL, Li YT, Yang JW, Shi GX, Lao LX, Liu CZ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Invasive and non-invasive acupuncture techniques for pain management in neonates: a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: The results of this review suggest that acupuncture may have a positive pain-relieving effect in neonates. However, due to the low number of available high-quality trials and heterogeneity across the studies it is not possible to state clear recommendations. PMID: 31271304 [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, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stadler J, Raith W, Mileder LP, Schmölzer GM, Urlesberger B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of Mongolian warm acupuncture on the gene expression profile of rats with insomnia.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The mechanism of Mongolian warm acupuncture (MWA) for the treatment of insomnia has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of MWA on gene expression profile in the p-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA)-induced rat model of insomnia. METHODS: A rat model of insomnia was established and the animals were divided into five groups: control, PCPA (untreated), PCPA+estazolam, PCPA+MA (manual acupuncture), and PCPA+MWA. The rats were euthanased at 7 days after treatment, and hypothalamic tissue was harvested to extract total RNA for the analysis of gene expression p...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 21, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: A G, Li X, Su B, Lian H, Bao M, Liang Y, Chen Y, Jia Y, Bao L, Su X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on expression of p-JNK in the dorsal root ganglion in a rat model of myofascial pain syndrome.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used to treat myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) for 2000 years in China, but its mechanisms are still not entirely clear. In the present study, we explored the effects of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) at an Ashi acupuncture point on expression of phosphorylated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (p-JNK) in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) using a rat model of MPS. METHODS: 32 rats were divided into four groups: normal, MPS, MPS+TEAS and MPS+sham- TEAS. MPS was produced by a blunt strike to the left vastus medialis combined with eccentric...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yu X, Zhang F, Zhang J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our review indicated that acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture and other interventions (Chinese herbal medicine, mainly), but no firm conclusion could be reached owing to limited data, poor quality and potentially exaggerated effect size evaluation. Further large, rigorously designed and reported RCTs are required. PMID: 31204859 [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, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang Q, Gong J, Dong H, Xu S, Wang W, Huang G Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture regulates the DREAM/NF- κB signalling pathway and ameliorates cyclophosphamide-induced immunosuppression in mice.
CONCLUSION: 2/100 Hz EA treatment might be an effective way to enhance immune responses in CP-induced immunosuppressed mice. PMID: 31192694 [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 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Huang Z, Hu Z, Ouyang J, Huang C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Assessment of the quality of reporting in studies of acupuncture for patients with cancer using the STRICTA guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the widespread use of the STRICTA guidelines in acupuncture research, adherence remains poor for a few specific items. Further research is required to explore the reasons why authors fail to report those items, and to develop strategies to improve the adherence to the guidelines. PMID: 31188014 [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 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hughes JG, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Witt CM, Cummings M, Fisher P Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on the expression of GDNF and its receptor GFR α3 in the colon and spinal cord of rats with irritable bowel syndrome.
Effect of moxibustion on the expression of GDNF and its receptor GFRα3 in the colon and spinal cord of rats with irritable bowel syndrome. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12;:acupmed2017011455 Authors: Qi Q, Wu H, Jin X, Jin D, Wang Y, Wang C, Liu Y, Wang X Abstract BACKGROUND: Moxibustion treatment has been found to ameliorate clinical symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Herein we investigated the mechanisms underlying the use of moxibustion in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: In our study, an IBS model was established in rats b...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - June 12, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Qi Q, Wu H, Jin X, Jin D, Wang Y, Wang C, Liu Y, Wang X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research