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

Laserpuncture Increases Serum Concentration of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 in Adolescent Rats.
Conclusions: Laserpuncture administered to both the ST 36 and GV 20 + ST 36 subgroups with a power density of 0.3 J/cm2 increased serum concentrations of IGF-1 in adolescent rats. PMID: 30671152 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Handayani S, Purwanto B, Saputra K, Tamtomo DG Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Pulsatile Cupping on Body Pain and Quality of Life in People with Suboptimal Health:A Randomized Controlled Exploratory Trial.
Conclusions: This study showed that, in patients with SHS, pulsatile cupping therapy could have a more-favorable effect to relieve body pain, compared to TC. LF and HF pulsation produced equivalent pain relief. Further studies investigating the underlying mechanism are needed. Trial registration: This trial was registered in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChiCTR-INR-16009345). PMID: 30671153 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang Y, Ma LX, Niu TL, Niu X, Yang XZ, Wang JX, Lu Y, Gao LJ, Chen TY, Zhang YJ, Wu YJ, Song Y Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Does Modern Research Concerning Chinese Medicine Acupoints Relate to Original Prescriptions? If Not, Why Not?
Conclusions: While, superficially, the ZJJYJ might seem irrelevant in modern manual acupuncture practices, well-documented physical effects (e.g., pain relief) of manual acupuncture do provide measurable outcomes for use in fMRI research. Therefore, the classical text does provide a guide for future research on influential acupoints on the leg and body channels. PMID: 30671154 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Choi V, Cobbin D, Walsh S Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Re: "The Geometry of Emotions: Using Chakra Acupuncture and 5-Phase Theory to Describe Personality Archetypes for Clinical Use" by Chase (Med Acupunct. 2018;30(4):167-178).
Re: "The Geometry of Emotions: Using Chakra Acupuncture and 5-Phase Theory to Describe Personality Archetypes for Clinical Use" by Chase (Med Acupunct. 2018;30(4):167-178). Med Acupunct. 2018 Dec 01;30(6):358 Authors: Robinson NG PMID: 30671155 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robinson NG Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Medical Acupuncture: The Department of Veterans Affairs.
PMID: 30393505 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Whole Health in the Veterans Administration.
PMID: 30393506 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Reddy KP, Drake D, Kligler B Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Current State of Integrative Medicine Within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
PMID: 30393507 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kligler B, Niemtzow RC, Drake DF, Ezeji-Okoye SC, Lee RA, Olson J, Reddy KP Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Systemic Change Toward Well-Being: A National Academy of Medicine Dialogue with the Veterans Administration's Leader for Cultural Transformation. An Interview with Tracy Gaudet, MD.
PMID: 30393508 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Weeks J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Mini-Reports from Veterans Administration Centers.
Authors: PMID: 30393509 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Correction to: Enchantment and Enhancement in the Land of the Merlion, by Pock AR. Med Acupunct 2018;30(3):126-129. DOI: 10.1089/acu.2018.29083.arp.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1089/acu.2018.29083.arp.]. PMID: 30393510 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Pragmatic Use of Acupuncture in a Neurology Practice: Experience in an Outpatient Veterans Administration Neurology Clinic.
Conclusions: Among the medical specialties, neurology is particularly suited to lead the way in incorporating acupuncture into daily practice. Aggressive training of physicians of at least basic acupuncture skills should be encouraged. The use of acupuncture as part of pain-control planning should be considered with more of a sense of urgency. PMID: 30377458 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Freedman M, Bierwirth PA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture: Bridging the Gap Between the Military and Veterans' Health Systems.
Abstract This research brief describes the use of acupuncture as a mechanism for the development of crossagency knowledge translation and evidence-based practices in order to ensure the best possible care for the nation's veterans. PMID: 30377459 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madsen C, Koehlmoos T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Licensed Acupuncturists Join the Veterans Health Administration.
This article introduces changes occurring in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) with respect to the delivery of acupuncture. The VHA has published a new occupation code and job qualification standard allowing licensed acupuncturists to practice at the VHA medical centers. This policy shift comes at a time of great need for complementary and integrative health (CIH) options for veterans as identified by the advancing research, policies, and legislation that support CIH. The VHA initiatives include fostering an understanding of the distinct profession of licensed acupuncturists, developing an appreciation of the emergi...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Olson JL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Battlefield Acupuncture in the Veterans Administration: A Qualitative Study of Provider Perspectives.
Conclusions: System- and provider-level challenges can impede BFA implementation. However, several providers discovered strategies to address some challenges that can be used within and outside the VHA, which, in turn, might improve access to this potentially promising pain-management intervention. PMID: 30377461 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taylor SL, Giannitrapani K, Ackland PE, Holliday J, Reddy KP, Drake DF, Federman DG, Kligler B Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Acupuncture for Chronic Pain and Insomnia: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Conclusions: With the heightened focus on the opioid crisis in the United States, this easy-to-administer protocol may be an option for treating military beneficiaries who have chronic pain and insomnia. PMID: 30377462 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Garner BK, Hopkinson SG, Ketz AK, Landis CA, Trego LL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Battlefield Acupuncture in the Veterans Health Administration: Effectiveness in Individual and Group Settings for Pain and Pain Comorbidities.
Conclusions: BFA can be effective for immediate relief of pain-whether the BFA is administered in a group or individual setting-for the overwhelming majority of veterans and, as such, holds promise as a nonpharmacologic pain-management intervention. PMID: 30377463 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Federman DG, Zeliadt SB, Thomas ER, Carbone GF, Taylor SL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Can Battlefield Acupuncture Improve Colonoscopy Experience?
Conclusions: More data are needed, so potentially more patients can indeed avoid morphine/benzodiazepam-based sedation by use of acupuncture to make colonoscopies safer and more pleasant. PMID: 30377464 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Abdelfatah MM, Beacham MC, Freedman M, Tillmann HL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Use of Battlefield Acupuncture Prior to Botulinum Toxin A Administration: A 2-Patient Case Series.
Conclusions: BFA is a safe and effective treatment option for rapid pain reduction, enabling Botulinum toxin A to be administered more easily to patients who have had pain or anxiety during prior injections. PMID: 30377465 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shao X, Corcoran M, O'Bryan M Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The impact of STRICTA and CONSORT on reporting of randomised control trials of acupuncture: a systematic methodological evaluation.
CONCLUSION: This study has provided evidence of an improvement in reporting of STRICTA and CONSORT items over the time period from 1994 to 2015. Journals that endorse STRICTA have a better record in terms of reporting quality. Some evidence suggests that the publication of STRICTA has had a positive impact on reporting quality. PMID: 30201785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Svenkerud S, MacPherson H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The Geometry of Emotions: Using Chakra Acupuncture and 5-Phase Theory to Describe Personality Archetypes for Clinical Use.
Conclusions: Personality archetypes have clinical value for understanding the emotions associated with illness. PMID: 30147818 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Chase CR Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Case for Local Needling in Successful Randomized Controlled Trials of Peripheral Neuropathy: A Follow-Up Systematic Review.
Conclusions: All reviewed trials of acupuncture for neuropathy and neuropathic pain use acupuncture points that are closely associated with the peripheral nerves treated. Local needling is crucial for successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. PMID: 30147819 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dimitrova A, Murchison C, Oken B Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Study on the Cerebral Blood Flow Regulatory Features of Acupuncture at Acupoints of the Governor Vessel.
Conclusions: The points on the head and the neck of the Governor Vessel improve CBF biphasic regulation relatively better than the points on the trunk. PMID: 30147820 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kim YI, Kim SS, Sin RS, Pu YJ, Ri G, Rim KS Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for the Management of Cervical Dystonia.
Conclusions: Acupuncture is feasible and safe as an adjunct treatment for chronic CD, and might be associated with subjective symptomatic benefits. PMID: 30147821 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bega D, Park K, Grimone A, Lin F, Ring M Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Headache: Possible Clinical Improvements-Analysis of Two Typical Case Reports.
Conclusions: In treatment of headaches, the effectiveness of acupuncture can be increased if the acupuncture practitioner identifies, or modifies, the point selection and/or location to identify active points. As the acupuncture practitioner examines the active points, he or she can monitor the treatment's progress by palpating the points while observing and communicating with the patient about whether or not the headache is being reproduced. PMID: 30147822 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Korostyshevskiy V Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Ninth International Symposium on Auriculotherapy: Building on the Past for the Future.
PMID: 29937959 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Dedication to Dr. Marco Romoli.
PMID: 29937960 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quah-Smith I Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

A First in Singapore: East Meets West at the 2017 International Auriculotherapy Symposium.
PMID: 29937961 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Quah-Smith I Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Neurology, Auriculotherapy, and Medical Education.
PMID: 29937962 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stanton G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Application of Polyvagal Theory to Auricular Acupuncture.
PMID: 29937963 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oleson T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Enchantment and Enhancement in the Land of the Merlion.
PMID: 29937964 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pock AR Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auriculotherapy in Neurology as an Evidence-Based Medicine: A Brief Overview.
This article provides a brief overview of the use of auriculotherapy in the treatment of various neurologic conditions. This overview is not comprehensive and is meant to be primarily informative. It is based on the premise that auricular acupuncture is an evidence-based medicine. PMID: 29937965 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stanton G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

An Analysis of the Development of Auricular Acupuncture in China in the Past 10 Years.
Conclusions: Development of more auricular acupuncture research teams, improvement of the level and quality of the research, and basic and clinical research investigations on auricular acupuncture in China have demonstrated continuous improvement in the past 10 years. It is hoped that this research will continue into the future, offering greater contributions to the development of auricular acupuncture for the health care of human beings. PMID: 29937966 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao B, Meng X, Sun J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Medicine in Neonatal Care.
This article explores the possibilities of applying ear acupuncture to newborn infants. In addition to the use of needle acupuncture, there are also noninvasive applications that are preferred for patients in this particular age group. Based on the limited literature, ear acupuncture could be an effective nonpharmacologic approach for the treatment of pain in newborn infants and for addressing symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome. However, studies on safety, side-effects, and other indications are still lacking. PMID: 29937967 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Raith W Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Anatomo-Physiologic Basis for Auricular Stimulation.
Conclusions: Accumulating evidence suggests that VNS and TNS share multiple levels and mechanisms of action in the CNS. PMID: 29937968 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mercante B, Ginatempo F, Manca A, Melis F, Enrico P, Deriu F Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Chromotherapy in the Treatment of Psychologic Trauma, Phobias, and Panic Disorder.
Conclusion: This procedure shows the possibility of drawing a path from the external ear to traumatic memories, anxiety disorders and phobias. PMID: 29937969 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yoshizumi AM, Asis DG, Luz FA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Active Ear Acupuncture Points in Neonates: Initial Results in a New Research Field.
Conclusions: A notable difference in the number of active EAP was detected between healthy and sick neonates. More trials with larger sample sizes are needed to confirm the diagnostic power of EAP in neonates. PMID: 29937970 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Stadler J, Raith W Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Painless Laser Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation.
Conclusions: The PLA technique for smoking cessation, combined with the principles of TCM, not only helps smokers stop smoking but also restores their homeostasis and good health. By selecting the optimal auricular and body acupuncture points and meridian channels and applying laser energy dosages, the homeostatic hence healing process can be synergized. PMID: 29937971 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lim RCH Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Thermopuncture for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
CONCLUSION: The combination of the Akabane test with the use of mathematical analysis in patients with T2D makes it possible to trace the entire chain of carbohydrate metabolism at an individual level and to identify the compensatory mechanisms for more effective treatment of reflexotherapy methods. This kind of treatment and monitoring can also be performed by the patient independently in his own home. PMID: 29783049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muzhikov V, Vershinina E, Muzhikov R, Nikitin K Tags: J Acupunct Meridian Stud Source Type: research

Clinical effects and safety of electroacupuncture for the treatment of post-stroke depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference between EA and antidepressants in the severity of depression, however EA caused fewer adverse events than antidepressants. Additional larger scale RCTs with rigorous study design are required. PMID: 29776950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Li XB, Wang J, Xu AD, Huang JM, Meng LQ, Huang RY, Xu J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture stimulation on long-term recovery following Achilles tendon rupture in a rat model.
In this study we examined the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation on the mechanical strength of the rat Achilles tendon after long-term recovery. METHODS: Using 20 rats, an Achilles tendon rupture model was created in an invasive manner. The rats were assigned to one of three groups, that received EA treatment (EA group), minimal acupuncture (MA group) or remained untreated (Control group). In the EA group, EA stimulation (5 ms, 50 Hz, 20 µA, 20 min) was applied to the rupture region over a period of 90 days (five times/week). In the MA group, needles were inserted into the same positions...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Imaeda M, Hojo T, Kitakoji H, Tanaka K, Itoi M, Inoue M Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research