Acupuncture for whiplash-associated disorder following road traffic collision: a physiotherapy service evaluation.
This study involved 87 patients who attended a private physiotherapy practice following a road traffic collision after referral by their solicitor as part of a personal injury claim. Patients were included if they had been diagnosed with WAD (grades I-III) and received acupuncture as part of their treatment. An average of three sessions of acupuncture were received, which primarily involved needling of traditional acupuncture points and/or myofascial trigger points of the neck and upper/lower back. RESULTS: Pain significantly reduced (p 
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stuart S, Armstrong M, Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The selection of dermatomes for sham (placebo) acupuncture points is relevant for the outcome of acupuncture studies: a systematic review of sham (placebo)-controlled randomized acupuncture trials.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture reveal no significant differences between acupuncture and so-called placebo acupuncture. There is a strong tendency to replace the term "placebo" by the term "sham," because any needling stimulates a certain physiological response. However, neither concept accounts for the great diversity of results in RCTs comparing verum acupuncture and sham (placebo) acupuncture. Some trials have shown little or no difference, while other studies have found statistically significant differences. OBJECTIVE: Verum acupuncture and...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ots T, Kandirian A, Szilagyi I, DiGiacomo SM, Sandner-Kiesling A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Relationship between muscle spindles and myofascial trigger spots according to Hoffmann reflex pathway and tissue morphology characteristics in a rat model.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine how muscle spindles are involved in the pathophysiology of chronic myofascial trigger spots (MTrSs, similar to myofascial trigger points) in a rat injury model according to the characteristics of the Hoffmann reflex (H-reflex) and the anatomical relationship between muscle spindles and MTrSs. METHODS: 16 male Sprague-Dawley rats (7 weeks old) were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. A blunt strike injury and eccentric exercise were applied to the gastrocnemius muscle of rats in the experimental group once a week for 8 weeks as a MTrS modelling interv...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liu L, Huang QM, Liu QG, Nguyen TT, Yan JQ, Bo CZ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Point of Influence: What is the Role of Acupuncture in In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?
Abstract Augmenting in vitro fertilization (IVF) with acupuncture is a popular adjuvant therapy in the United States, but its influence on IVF birth outcomes remains controversial. Recent meta-analyses found acupuncture is effective to increase the risk of live births by 30% when acupuncture was compared with no treatment in nine trials of 1,980 women. The efficacy of acupuncture is unclear, however, and confounded by the need for an adequate, inert control. Acupuncture does not increase the risk of miscarriage. Additionally, acupuncture was 42% more effective to increase live births when women had previously fail...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hullender Rubin LE Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Pediatric Acupuncture: A Spiritual Perspective.
Conclusions: Pediatric acupuncture from a spiritual perspective provides a specific, safe, and effective therapy for a wide variety of painful and nonpainful conditions through Qi balancing in children. Moreover, parents may be taught to apply acupressure to their children with an excellent response, especially when given with loving kindness. Such techniques not only resolve acute symptoms but also provide preventive measures and enable parent-child relationships to thrive. Overall, medical acupuncture from a spiritual perspective is one of the best complementary therapies in pediatrics. PMID: 31871520 [PubMed] (Sour...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aung SKH Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Blood Support for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Using Acupuncture from Ancient Medical Texts' Theory.
This article offers advanced acupuncture techniques clinically used to build, preserve, and protect the Blood-derived from a synthesis of basic Energetic concepts mentioned throughout the ancient medical texts-that can be applied in clinics and research in reproductive medicine today. Acupuncture points with reasons for using them are reviewed with examples in application and treatment to support the infertile, pregnant, and postpartum patient. The acupuncture treatment methods offered in this article have been used throughout the world by medical acupuncturists trained by Drs. Viet Dzung and Van Nghi with positive clinica...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hayes S Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Using Forbidden Points in Pregnancy: Adverse Outcomes and Quality of Evidence in Randomized Controlled Trials-A Systematic Narrative Review.
Conclusions: PTC is an important clinical outcome and should be reported routinely. The strength of evidence to date is insufficient to recommend using forbidden points prior to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Highly selected patient populations, risk of bias in study design, and participant withdrawal rates, suggest that high-quality trials are required. PMID: 31871522 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Levett KM, Sutcliffe KL, Betts D Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Management of Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for In Vitro Fertilization.
Abstract One treatment option for couples with infertility that enables the highest success rate is in vitro fertilization (IVF). With this technique, various causes of infertility can be overcome, whether they are caused by anatomical abnormalities in women or abnormalities of sexual dysfunction in men. Acupuncture, a nonpharmacologic therapy with minimal side-effects, according to various studies is be beneficial for increasing the success of IVF. There are several mechanisms of acupuncture related to this, such as: (1) modulating neuroendocrine factors; (2) increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries; (3) m...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Djaali W, Abdurrohim K, Helianthi DR Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Trends in Use of Acupuncture During Pregnancy for the Military Health System, 2006-2016.
Conclusions: Provision of acupuncture in pregnancy grew ∼12-fold between 2006 and 2016, although usage remains low overall. This greater proportion of physician-provided care in pregnant women versus the general patient population may reflect a cautionary attitude toward use in pregnancy. This research is expected to inform discussions for people seeking to increase access to acupuncture during pregnancy. PMID: 31871524 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madsen C, Banaag A, Koehlmoos TP Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Laser Acupuncture as Treatments for Emotional Distress in Infertile Women in Japan.
This study examined whether needle or laser acupuncture ameliorated the emotional distress experienced by infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Materials and Methods: Fifty-one infertile women who were undergoing IVF-ET or ICSI received needle acupuncture (needle-acupuncture group; n = 32) or laser acupuncture treatment (laser-acupuncture group; n = 19). The emotional distress experienced by the infertile women was evaluated using 2 questionnaires-the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inv...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taguchi R, Sato K, Adomi S, Tanaka N, Tamura H, Tamura T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture Effect on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome to Improve Oocytes' Growth.
Conclusions: EA improves oocytes' growth in patients with PCOS. PMID: 31871526 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Budihastuti UR, Melinawati E, Sulistyowati S, Nurwati I Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

A Feasibility Study on Treatment of Uterine Fibroids with Tung's Acupuncture.
Conclusion: It is possible to conduct clinical trial with larger sample size for the treatment of UFs with acupuncture. The study also suggests that acupuncture might reduce symptoms related to UFs. Larger trials with negative control groups and long-term follow-up may help to confirm the result. The changes in uterine size and UF volume cannot be adequately determined due to technical issues for ultrasound examination in the study. PMID: 31871527 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cruz J, Carrington L, Hong H Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Endometriosis: A Case Study.
Conclusions: Acupuncture did have some positive effect on pain management. PMID: 31871528 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Payne JA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Effects on Assisted Reproductive Technology: Six Cases and Their Clinical Significance.
Conclusions: These 6 cases demonstrated the positive effect of a combined approach, using acupuncture and herbs to reduce DOR and regulate hormonal disorders, creating sustainable environments for conceiving and maintaining pregnancy, thus, translating into clinical success. Clinical observation of these cases sheds new light on designing future clinical trials and practice of TCM for practitioners who provide infertility treatments. PMID: 31871529 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jiang D, Li L, Wan S, Meng F Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Integrating Acupuncture for Preeclampsia with Severe Features and HELLP Syndrome in a High-Risk Antepartum Care Setting.
Conclusions: By reducing the patient's BP, increasing her uterine blood flow, and providing renal protection and hepatoprotection, acupuncture was effective for increasing the length of gestation in a high-risk pregnancy to improve the viability of the baby. PMID: 31871530 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kocher Z, Hobbs V Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Corrigendum.
Authors: PMID: 31815526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Correction to: The Effect of Auricular Plaster Therapy on Insomnia of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Lu L, Liu J, Mo S, and Chen H. Med Acupunct. 2019;31(2):130-133. DOI: 10.1089/acu.2019.1346.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1089/acu.2019.1346.]. PMID: 31662815 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Treatment of Maternal Depressive Disorders.
Abstract The birth of a child is one of the greatest moments in the life of a parent. It brings joy, bliss, and exhilaration. However, for a variety of reasons, childbirth may also promote fear and anxiety. In some cases, childbearing can even cause considerable emotional distress that can ruthlessly influence the dynamics of the family. Perinatal depressive disorders are mood disorders that can affect mothers, and are considered one of the most common complications during and after pregnancy. Perinatal depressive disorders can have profound negative effects on personal and family life. These disorders can also ha...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Soliman N Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Use of Acupuncture in Overweight/Obese Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Abstract Overweight/obesity has been identified as the most common chronic condition associated with patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This increases the overall cost of public health care. While current effective and safe conventional medical treatments for overweight and obesity exist, such treatments are limited because of their poor feasibility and side-effects. As a complementary therapy, acupuncture has recently received overwhelming attention to assist weight loss in women who have PCOS, as well as addressing other elements of the disorder, such as stress, irregular menstrual cycles, and i...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang J, Chon TY, Bauer BA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Urinary Retention in Pregnancy and Puerperium: Acupuncture Treatment.
Conclusions: Acupuncture is an effective and safe alternative to catheterization in for UR associated with pregnancy and postpartum. PMID: 31624525 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sudhakaran P Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

U.K. Support Network for Maternity Acupuncture: Survey of Acupuncturists on the Acupuncture (for Conception to) Childbirth Team.
Conclusions: ACT practitioners were treating a wide range of maternity conditions. Referrals from Western medical practitioners were more common for maternity acupuncture than for fertility or menstrual health. It may be that this professional network approach would be beneficial in other countries to support practitioners interested in providing maternity acupuncture. PMID: 31624526 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Betts D, Armour M, Robinson N Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Evaluation of Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation of the Auricle for Relief of Postoperative Pain Following Cesarean Section.
This study was conducted to evaluate such a technology (ANSiStim™, DyAnsys Inc., San Mateo, CA) prospectively, in conjunction with standard analgesia per patient demand, for managing postoperative pain following lower-segment cesarean section. Materials and Methods: One hundred parturients were randomized into 2 equal groups (controls and study cases). The latter cohort consisted of parturients for whom nerve stimulation was exerted on the pinna. Pain scores were compared across subjects at corresponding time points with 17 intervals in 48 hours, and, in totality, using estimated area under the curves of numerical sc...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chakravarthy M, Prashanth A, George A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture Enhances Number of Mature Oocytes and Fertility Rates for In Vitro Fertilization.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on oocyte maturation; rate of fertilization; granulosa-cell apoptosis; and levels of growth-differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone-morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) an IVF program. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 24 subjects who were in the IVF program. Subjects were randomly allocated into verum-EA (n = 12) and sham-EA groups (n = 12). Microscopic assessment of oocyte maturation and rate of fertilization was performed by embryologists, and examinations of granulosa-cell apoptosis...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kusuma AC, Oktari N, Mihardja H, Srilestari A, Simadibrata CL, Hestiantoro A, Wiweko B, Muna N Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

GV 20's Role in In Vitro Fertilization and Frozen Embryo Transfer.
Conclusions: Practitioners should use GV 20 to address psychologic concerns, especially in patients seeking assistive reproductive technologies. The general sense of well-being induced by GV 20 stimulation involves engaging the HPA axis. More research on GV 20's effect on regulation of hormonal imbalances, mood, anxiety, and depression via the HPA axis is warranted as is research on how GV 20 stimulation affects prolactin levels when treating hyperprolactinemia, and subsequently, dopamine utilization. PMID: 31624529 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Torrents M Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Successful Natural Pregnancy Using Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Complex Anovulatory Patient After Multiple Unsuccessful In Vitro Fertilization Treatments: A Case Report.
Conclusions: This case suggests that in challenging cases of infertility in the setting of PCOS, the multifaceted approach of WS-TCM may provide an alternative means to induce ovulation and increase the odds of conceiving. PMID: 31624530 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rosenthal L, Bonder J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Pre-Labor Acupuncture for Delivery Preparation in Multiparous Women Past Age 40.
Conclusions: Acupuncture treatment prior to labor was safe and resulted in spontaneous natural vaginal births for 2 women who were more than 40 years old. Further research is required to examine the potential of pre-labor acupuncture to help women achieve natural vaginal births when maternal age is considered a risk factor. PMID: 31624531 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Handayani S, Balgis Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Immediate Analgesic Effect of Perpendicular Needling or Transverse Needling at SP 6 in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Pilot Study.
This study compared the immediate analgesic effect of perpendicular De Qi needling with transverse non-De Qi needling at SP 6 in patients with PD. Materials and Methods: Twenty-six participants with PD were randomly allocated to a perpendicular needling group (Group A; n = 13) or a transverse needling group (Group B; n = 13). Visual analogue scale (VAS; 0-100 mm) pain levels and skin-temperature measurements were determined at 4 acupuncture points before and after the interventions. Results: Severity of dysmenorrhea was significantly decreased at 30 minutes after the interventions and at ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mohammadi A, Ma LX, Yang Y, Song Y, Wang JX Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Chronic Constipation in Patients with Chronic Disorders of Consciousness After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
This study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on bowel movements (BMs) in patients with DOC and chronic constipation resulting from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Materials and Methods: This retrospective observational study took place in the Chubu Medical Center for Prolonged Traumatic Brain Dysfunction, of Kizawa Memorial Hospital, in Minokamo, Gifu, Japan. The study included 25 patients with chronic DOC resulting from TBI, who received acupuncture treatment. The patients received 2 sessions of acupuncture treatment per week. Information on frequency of defecation, number of days during which patients had BMs, an...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Matsumoto-Miyazaki J, Asano Y, Takei H, Ikegame Y, Shinoda J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Battlefield Acupuncture Training in Residency: A Course That Gets to the Point.
Conclusions: Resident-physicians training in BFA techniques is effective. Residents had favorable attitudes toward this treatment and a minority intended to use the technique in their practice. BFA training can be incorporated easily in residency curricula. PMID: 31456868 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Haywood S, Drake D, Condie G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Battlefield Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Versus Physical Therapy Alone After Shoulder Surgery.
The objective of this study was to determine if adding BFA to a rehabilitation protocol was effective for reducing pain and use of prescribed pain medications, compared to that protocol alone after shoulder surgery. Materials and Methods: Forty Department of Defense beneficiaries (ages 17-55) were randomized to either a standard-of-care group or a standard-of-care + BFA group prior to shoulder surgery. The standard BFA protocol was administered with semipermanent acupuncture needles emplaced on the subjects' ears for 3-5 days within 24 hours after shoulder surgery in an outpatient physical therapy setting. BFA was reapplie...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Collinsworth KM, Goss DL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Innervated Properties of Acupuncture Points LI 4 and LR 3 in the Rat: Neural Pathway Tracing with Cholera Toxin Subunit B.
Conclusions: The present results provide further evidence to aid understanding of the differential innervation of acupuncture points LI 4 and LR 3. This innervation establishes its connection with the nervous system in a distinct segmental and regional pattern through the spinal sensory and motor pathways. PMID: 31312288 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cui J, Wang J, Bai W Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Ultrasound Visualization of Radial Nerve Excursion During Acupuncture.
Conclusions: Healthy nerves can show side-to-side excursion when needled, and providers and patients cannot know reliably whether or not a nerve has been contacted or penetrated based on the sensations the patient experiences. PMID: 31312289 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tang CT, Cheng AL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Eastern Medicine Needs Substantiation by Scientific Research.
PMID: 31297167 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim S, Ju G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The History of Ear Acupuncture and Ear Cartography: Why Precise Mapping of Auricular Points Is Important.
This article is based on that presentation and includes more historical facts. Although the relationship between the ear and meridians was discussed previously in the famous book, The Internal Classic of the Yellow Emperor (Huang Di Neijing), the first auricular map was published in 1888 by Zhenjun Zhang in his book Essential Techniques for Massage (Lizheng Anmo Yaosu). This map was a drawing of the posterior aspect of the ear showing areas of the five Zang organs: Heart; Liver; Spleen; Kidney; and Lung. Paul Nogier, MD, discovered ear somatotopy, a representation of the whole person on the ear in the shape of a homunculus...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wirz-Ridolfi A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Science of Auricular Microsystem Acupuncture: Amygdala Function in Psychiatric, Neuromusculoskeletal, and Functional Disorders.
Abstract Addressing dysfunction of the amygdala via the auricular acupuncture microsystem has vast potential. Widespread medical consequences of amygdala dysregulation have been well-defined scientifically. Clinical results and a significant quantity of existing amygdala research support the rationale for addressing amygdala function through auricular-acupuncture techniques. Further scientific inquiry into their mechanisms of action, clinical applications, and expansion of both professional and public education of the merits of these techniques is warranted. PMID: 31297169 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liebell D Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Laser Acupuncture: A Concise Review.
Conclusions: LA has many features that make it an attractive option as a treatment modality, including minimal sensation; short duration of treatment; and minimal risks of infection, trauma, and bleeding complications. Future studies with high-quality methodologies, ample sample sizes, and consistent and reproducible laser parameters are critically needed to increase understanding and establish potential future clinical applications. PMID: 31297170 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chon TY, Mallory MJ, Yang J, Bublitz SE, Do A, Dorsher PT Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Acupuncture Sensations on Transient Heart Rate Reduction and Autonomic Nervous System Function During Acupuncture Stimulation.
Conclusions: Acupuncture stimulation reduced HR even without De Qi sensations and caused ANS function to be parasympathetic-dominant, irrespective of the perception of acupuncture sensations. PMID: 31297171 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Uchida C, Waki H, Minakawa Y, Tamai H, Miyazaki S, Hisajima T, Imai K Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Frequency-Specific Microcurrent as Adjunctive Therapy for Three Wounded Warriors.
Conclusions: While additional, more-rigorous studies are needed, this case series demonstrates the potential that FSM has within an integrated pain treatment program for wounded warriors. PMID: 31297172 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sharp SJ, Huynh MT, Filart R Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of dry needling in the sternocleidomastoid muscle on cervical motor control in patients with neck pain: a randomised clinical trial.
acute;n D, Calvo-Lobo C Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes produced by trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) of sternocleidomastoid in patients with neck pain, and to observe how it might modify cervical motor control (CMC). DESIGN: Single-centre, randomised, double-blinded clinical trial. SETTING: Participants were recruited through advertising. The duration of the study was 6 months. SUBJECTS: Thirty-four subjects with non-specific neck pain, aged over 18 years with an active myofascial trigger point in sternocleidomastoid, participated in the study. They were randomly assign...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martín-Rodríguez A, Sáez-Olmo E, Pecos-Martín D, Calvo-Lobo C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A bibliometric analysis of acupuncture research in Taiwan from 1988 to 2017.
CONCLUSION: The China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, was the most active educational institution in Taiwan in terms of acupuncture-related research. Professor Lin Jaung-Geng was the leading acupuncture-related researcher, having the most publications, citations, and the highest h-index value. These results provided a context for analyzing the strengths of the existing research and informing prospective strategies for further studies.This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). PMID: 30896581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li TF, Kung YY, Tsai CH, Hwang SJ, Chen FP Tags: J Chin Med Assoc Source Type: research

Non-Duality and the Second Ancestry.
Abstract The Extraordinary Channels are suited for treating imbalances that occur prior to the development of the 5-phases. After the Chong, Du, Ren, and Dai Mai establish the body's energetic framework, subsequent disturbances are often mediated through the Second Ancestry Yin/Yang Wei and Qiao Mai channels. In this article, the author explores a method of using these channels through the lens of a non-dual therapeutic relationship. PMID: 30805074 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Greenwood MT Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The 4th American Traditional Chinese Medicine Congress: Where Spirit, Medicine, and Tradition Connect.
PMID: 30805075 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pina S, Jin M, Fan AY Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Distinct Neuroanatomical Structures of Acupoints Kidney 1 to Kidney 8: A Cadaveric Study.
Conclusions: This research demonstrated a procedure to verify and standardize the distinct neuroanatomical structures of acupuncture points. Standardization of neuroanatomical targets of acupuncture points will enable researchers and clinicians to obtain reproducible results in clinical treatments and research protocols. PMID: 30805076 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee M, Longenecker R, Lo S, Chiang P Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Natural-Killer Cells and Tumor Size in Patients with Cervical Squamous-Cell Carcinoma: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: Patients with cervical SCC at stages IIb-IIIb, who received 4 cycles of chemotherapy using 50 mg/m2/week of cisplatin and EA at ST 36, had increased NK-cell percentages in their peripheral blood and had reductions in their cervical tumors. PMID: 30805077 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saraswati W, Dahlan EG, Saputra K, Sutrisno TC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Power of the Omega Points and Their Direct and Reciprocal Meanings: A Clinical Monocentric Prospective Study of 250 Cases.
Conclusions: The clinical assessments of Drs. Verdun, Bourdiol, Nogier, and Alimi were supported by the electrophysiologic measurements of auricular reflex points. The original hypothesis of Dr. Bourdiol regarding anthropobiometric qualities was in concordance with the data obtained in this research. The Omega points have not only fundamental correspondences related to anatomical and physiologic embryogenesis but also are connected to a more-abstract significance related to a person's higher-order cognitive and emotional development. PMID: 30805078 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Gresser H Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Waking Up and Literally Smelling the Coffee: Inducing Olfactory Function with 3-Phase Auricular Therapy.
Conclusions: For cases of loss of sense of smell, particularly those of unknown etiology, 3PAT and its required evaluation techniques should be considered. PMID: 30805079 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liebell D Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Medicine and the Humanities.
PMID: 30671148 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: McDaniels A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Complementary and Integrative Health Education in the Medical School Curriculum: An Interest Survey.
Conclusions: The addition of a curriculum in CIH would be beneficial to future patients who will benefit from the students' additional knowledge and experiences. This curriculum would also benefit the students who would be able to use their knowledge of CIH practices to relieve stress and mitigate burnout. PMID: 30671149 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hasler DLME, Leggit JC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Acupoints with Reduced Skin Resistance: Detection in Patients Scheduled for Hip Arthroplasty.
Abstract Objective: The detection of auricular acupuncture (AA) points by measuring electrical skin resistance (ESR) is often used in diagnostics and therapy; however, systematic investigations of ESR in AA points are rare. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of detection of AA points with reduced ESR in patients scheduled for unilateral hip arthroplasty. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from 2 prospective clinical trials, which studied the perioperative analgesic effects of AA in patients with unilateral degenerative hip osteoarthritis. Three AA points (MA-TF1, MA-AH4, and MA-IC1) were exa...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Usichenko TI, Wetzel B, Paul J, Lysenyuk V, Hahnenkamp K, Fleckenstein J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Acupressure Applied on the Extra-1 (Yintang) Acupoint in Healthy Volunteers Do Not Affect Regional Cerebral Blood Flow as Assessed by the Pulsatility Index: A Cohort Observational Study.
Conclusions: There were no changes in PI measurements when acupuncture or acupressure was applied on the Extra-1 (Yintang) point once and for a limited time duration. PMID: 30671151 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fassoulaki A, Paraskeva A, Tsaroucha A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research