Health professionals' attitudes towards acupuncture/acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting: a survey and implications for implementation
CONCLUSION: Hospital-based healthcare professionals strongly supported the evidence-based use of A/A for PONV despite considering the therapy to be non-mainstream and having limited A/A education or history of personal use, providing a positive context for an acupressure implementation study. Significant gaps in training and a desire to learn were identified.PMID:35579002 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221085282 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhen Zheng Wanda S Stelmach Jason Ma Juris Briedis Raphael Hau Mark Tacey Jeannette Atme Debra Bourne Julie Crabbe Catherine Fletcher Paul Howat Jenny Layton Charlie C Xue Source Type: research

Antidepressant effects of acupuncture in a murine model: regulation of neurotrophic factors
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that simultaneous acupuncture stimulation at GV20 and Yintang is effective for the prevention and treatment of depression, and the effect likely involves modulation of the expression of multiple neurotrophic factors.PMID:35579004 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221085279 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Teruhisa Yamamoto Jun Kawanokuchi Nobuyuki Nagaoka Ken Takagi Torao Ishida Tomoya Hayashi Ning Ma Source Type: research

Influence of acupuncture needle physical-chemical properties on needling quality
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that perceived needling quality by acupuncturists can be correlated with physical-chemical properties of the needles, especially those related to finishing quality of the tip and the surface of the needles.PMID:35579005 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221085576 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rafael Yamaguti Lenoch Ari Ojeda Ocampo More Patricia Ortega Cubillos Li Shih Min Ari Digi ácomo Ocampo More Carlos Rodrigo de Mello Roesler Source Type: research

Sensory and autonomic innervation of the local tissues at traditional acupuncture point locations GB14, ST2 and ST6
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrated the sensory and autonomic innervation of the local tissues at GB14, ST2 and ST6, providing neurochemical evidence indicating that the CGRP+ sensory, TH+ sympathetic and VAChT+ parasympathetic nerve fibers form a neural network at these point locations that may respond to acupuncture stimulation.PMID:35579008 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221085579 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jia Wang Jing-Jing Cui Dong-Sheng Xu Yu-Xin Su Jie-Ying Liao Shuang Wu Ling Zou Ya-Ting Guo Yi Shen Wan-Zhu Bai Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture as a complementary therapy for sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: The available evidence showed that combination of acupuncture and routine therapy may have benefit for sepsis compared with use of routine therapy only. Due to the low degree of certainty regarding its effects, further research is required.TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ICRD42019141491 (PROSPERO).PMID:35579024 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221086288 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jin Xian Ling Wang Changyun Zhang Jian Wang Yushuo Zhu Huijuan Yu Xin Zhang Qiwen Tan Source Type: research

Treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acupuncture during hospitalization: a three-arm double-blinded randomized sham-controlled trial
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture seems to be efficacious in the treatment of AECOPD among inpatients hospitalized in internal medicine departments.TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03398213 (ClinicalTrials.gov).PMID:35579025 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221086293 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ilana Levy Yotam Elimeleh Sagi Gavrieli Samuel Attias Ariel Schiff Arie Oliven Elad Schiff Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for brachial plexus injury caused by fracture of the right greater tuberosity of the humerus and dislocation of the right shoulder joint: a case report
Acupunct Med. 2022 May 17:9645284221085578. doi: 10.1177/09645284221085578. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35579430 | DOI:10.1177/09645284221085578 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: JianZhu Wang LiJun Wei GuangLin Li YunFan Bao YanDing Tang Li Zhang QiPing Zu HanYu Zhou Jing Wang Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Pediatrics: An Educational Initiative
CONCLUSIONS: Attendance at this AcuPeds-Workshop had a positive impact on attendees' knowledge, application of, and attitude about acupuncture. This workshop supports efforts to educate medical providers on this nonpharmacologic pain therapy.PMID:35509874 | PMC:PMC9057905 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0059 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shiu-Lin Tsai Da Wi Shin Elena Reynoso Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSION: Both the systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrate that acupuncture as an adjunct to standard therapy is a safe and effective method in reducing pain and disability among adults with NScLBP.PMID:35509875 | PMC:PMC9057891 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0057 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hitomi Asano Derek Plonka Jacqueline Weeger Source Type: research

A Comparison of the Effects of Self-Acupressure and Aerobic Exercises on Sleep Disorders of Breast Cancer Survivors: A Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial
CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicated that both acupressure and exercise methods can be effective and safe methods in reducing sleep disorders of breast cancer survivors and neither is superior to the other.PMID:35509876 | PMC:PMC9057882 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2020.1515 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh Shadi Khanipour Reza Eghdam Zamiri Mahsa Salimi Namin Assef Khalili Sevil Hakimi Source Type: research

Pestle Needle ( < em > Chu Zhen < /em > )Treatment for Low-Back Pain and Sciatica
CONCLUSIONS: Pestle-needle therapy is safe, simple, and effective for treating low-back pain and sciatica, and can be considered as a first-line treatment for low-back pain and sciatica.PMID:35509877 | PMC:PMC9057869 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0032 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Willie Japaries Aryaprana Nando Source Type: research

A Retrospective Look at 50 Years of Acupuncture in the United States
This article describes several key events concerning the introduction of acupuncture to the United States, considers the mainstream acceptance of acupuncture and the development of the acupuncture "infrastructure" for the past 50 years, and speculates on acupuncture's future trajectory. In the author's opinion, "the two factors which will contribute the most to the continuing development of acupuncture are acupuncture consumers and scientific research."PMID:35509878 | PMC:PMC9057879 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0049 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Changzhen Gong Source Type: research

Integration of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Students in a Trauma Center's Acute Pain Service: In-Person and Remote Training and Patient Care
CONCLUSIONS: Collaboration between academic and clinical programs can provide the structure to integrate acupuncture into hospital settings safely and with benefit to patients and students.PMID:35509879 | PMC:PMC9057894 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0041 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kathleen Lumiere Raymond Zhang Ivan Lesnik Sara Bayer Carol Metcalf Debra B Gordon Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Pediatrics: An Educational Initiative
CONCLUSIONS: Attendance at this AcuPeds-Workshop had a positive impact on attendees' knowledge, application of, and attitude about acupuncture. This workshop supports efforts to educate medical providers on this nonpharmacologic pain therapy.PMID:35509874 | PMC:PMC9057905 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0059 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shiu-Lin Tsai Da Wi Shin Elena Reynoso Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
CONCLUSION: Both the systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrate that acupuncture as an adjunct to standard therapy is a safe and effective method in reducing pain and disability among adults with NScLBP.PMID:35509875 | PMC:PMC9057891 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0057 (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hitomi Asano Derek Plonka Jacqueline Weeger Source Type: research