Professor Hugh MacPherson (1948-2020): The Man Who Put Science Into Acupuncture.
PMID: 33117473 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

How Do You Treat Reduced Lactation in Nursing Mothers in Your Practice?
Authors: PMID: 33117474 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Literature Watch.
PMID: 33117475 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Lessons Learned in Teaching Battlefield (Ear) Acupuncture to Emergency Medicine Clinicians.
Conclusion: It is hoped that the experiences gained, and lessons learned in educating this new frontier of BFA to emergency clinicians will assist others in teaching BFA and its related techniques as a viable analgesic alternative in emergency medicine. PMID: 33101569 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jan AL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

"Miracle" or "Medicine": A Turning-Point Analysis of Patients' and Physicians' Shifting Views on Acupuncture.
Conclusions: The insight from these findings can help identify areas where medical acupuncture can be improved to promote successful integration in conventional medicine settings, as well as how providers can tailor communication with patients about acupuncture. PMID: 33101570 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taylor G, Addie YO, Burchett J, Durkin C, Crawford P, Ledford CJW Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Asthma: Its Potential Significance in Clinical Practice.
This article discusses the possible mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture in the prevention and treatment of asthma. Existing evidence has shown that acupuncture might facilitate the prevention and treatment of asthma via its anti-inflammatory effects. Acupuncture has been shown to modulate Th1/Th2 balance, block inflammatory cells and mediators, improve airway remodeling, and regulate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. Acupuncture appears to exert its antiasthmatic properties through multiple pathways. PMID: 33101571 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Nurwati I, Muthmainah M, Huda KN Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Moxibustion on Stress-Induced Delayed Gastric Emptying via Somatoautonomic Reflex in Rats.
Conclusions: RS-induced delayed GE may be ameliorated by iMOX at ST 36. Somatoautonomic, reflex-induced vagal-nerve activity helps mediate the stimulatory effects of iMOX on RS-induced delayed GE. As a complementary and alternative medicine, iMOX may also be advantageous for patients with gastric disorders, such as functional dyspepsia. PMID: 33101572 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taniguchi H, Taniguchi S, Ogasawara C, Sumiya E, Imai K Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Aroma Acupoint Therapy for Symptom Management with Adolescent Patients: Early Experiences from School-Based Health Centers.
Conclusions: With the call for nonopiate and integrative approaches to pain management, there is an urgent need to study the effectiveness of such modalities, such as AAT. It is safe, inexpensive, easy to learn, and is well-received by both health care providers and patients. PMID: 33101573 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fischer AM, Holmes P, Bahar YZ, Vacca S, Goldberg S, Gold MA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture Versus Analgesics for Patients with Stage IIIB Cervical Cancer Post Cisplatin Chemotherapy.
This study compared electroacupuncture (EA) versus paracetamol 500 mg +10-mg codeine therapy for patients with stage-IIIB cervical cancer post cisplatin chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: Participants were divided into 2 groups (treatment and control groups). A quasiexperimental study was conducted using a nonequivalent control group pretest-post-test design. Participants in the treatment group were given EA for 30 minutes 10 times over 3 weeks, while participants in the control group were given paracetamol 3 × 500 mg and codeine 3 × 10 mg orally every day for ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Saraswati W, Rosyiadi MR, Imandiri A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Laser Acupuncture Effects on Speech and Social Interaction in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This study's aim was to determine laserpuncture's effects on speech ability and social interactions in patients with ASD. Materials and Methods: This randomized, double-blinded clinical trial involved 46 patients in 2 groups. All respondents qualified, and none dropped out. The treatment group (n = 23) received sensory-occupational integrative therapy and verum laserpuncture therapy and the control group (n = 23) received sensory-occupational integrative therapy and placebo laserpuncture. The groups' speech ability and social interaction were evaluated with a WeeFIM® questionnaire; parental ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Surapaty IA, Simadibrata C, Rejeki ES, Mangunatmadja I Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Estimated Number of Acupuncture Practitioners in Mainland China in 2018: Multiperspectives.
Conclusions: The reasonable range of acupuncture practitioners in China in 2018 was 10,618 to 17,697, with a median of 14,157. Considering that some acupuncture practitioners are also engaged in teaching, research, and management, the mentioned number is enlarged by 30% to produce 18,404, which would be reasonable. It was also concluded that the density of acupuncture practitioners was 1.31 per 100,000 residents. PMID: 33101576 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fan AY, He D, Gu S, Tian H, Ouyang H, Wei H, Gong C, Alemi SF, Zhao X Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Possible Improvements of Acupuncture for Knee-Pain Treatment Outcomes Through Local Point Palpation.
Conclusions: Mainstream acupuncture treatments rarely involve using the Four Examinations of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Instead, these treatments involve common point selections for addressing knee pain or more-advanced approaches, such as Five Elements or Zang-Fu pattern diagnosis, often disregarding such basic but essential diagnostic techniques as visual inspection and particularly palpation. According to the Four Examinations, OA is not often the cause of knee pain; instead, adhesions and fibrosis of the soft tissues around the knee joint cause nerve entrapments, and knee pain is referred from those sources. While m...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Korostyshevskiy V Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Uncertainties in a Changing World: Advice for Practitioners.
PMID: 32913481 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

An Auricular Marker for COVID-19.
PMID: 32913482 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Volf N, Salques V, Lassaux A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Clinical Commentary on an Auricular Marker Associated with COVID-19.
PMID: 32913483 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Oleson T, Niemtzow RC, Pock A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

More on: How Do You Boost Resilience During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic in Your Practice?
Authors: PMID: 32913484 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Literature Watch.
PMID: 32913485 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Anatomical Relationship Between Acupoints of the Face and the Trigeminal Nerve.
Conclusions: There is a clear and neuroanatomically relevant relationship between facial acupoints and the CN V. PMID: 32879645 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meltz L, Ortiz D, Chiang P Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Japanese Acupuncture: A Complementary Approach to the Meridian Balance Method.
Abstract The association of acupuncture points requires realization of synergistic combinations to be as effective as possible while avoiding possible aggravations. To this end, the meridian balance method is an effective tool. It is based on the 6 systems of Richard T.-F. Tan, MD, which derive from 6 principles of traditional knowledge: (1) Chinese meridian-name sharing; (2) branching meridians (Bie-Jing); (3) interior-exterior pairs (Biao-Li); (4) Chinese clock opposite; (5) Chinese clock neighbor; and (6) the same meridian. However, the results seem to unstable over time, and, therefore, synergies with "ro...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Bataille B, Mitariu P Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

History of Laser Acupuncture: A Narrative Review of Scientific Literature.
Conclusions: Although considerable progress has been made in evaluating this innovative method of laser acupuncture, further research is needed in the coming years and decades. PMID: 32879647 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture Relaxation, Vigilance Stage, and Autonomic Nervous System Function: A Comparative Study of Their Interrelationships.
Conclusions: Alterations in background EEG activities were not the primary factors changing ANS function to parasympathetic-dominant and decreasing HR, but these alterations related to a weak secondary factor changing ANS function. EEG activity by which cortical relaxation and vigilance were represented was the weak secondary factor changing ANS function during acupuncture; the primary factor might be supraspinal reflection. PMID: 32879648 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Uchida C, Waki H, Minakawa Y, Tamai H, Miyazaki S, Hisajima T, Imai K Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Combination Acupuncture and Cupping for Treating Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Conclusions: The combination therapy was effective for treating musculoskeletal pain but was inconclusive with respect to its ability to treat adult idiopathic scoliosis. More research is needed on the efficacy of TCM for treating adult idiopathic scoliosis. PMID: 32879649 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Boehland T, Montgomery AD, Mortenson M Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Roles of Battlefield Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture in a Patient with Cancer-Related Pain.
Conclusions: Acupuncture is an effective and safe therapeutic option for reducing cancer pain with minimal side-effects. Acupuncture can enable a reduced need for narcotic analgesics. PMID: 32879650 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Irman, Helianthi DR Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Safety of Laser Acupuncture: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions: Laser acupuncture appears to be a safe therapy associated with few mild and transient AEs. However, given the heterogeneity of current studies, large, well-designed placebo-controlled RCTs with rigorous evaluation methods are needed to assess the safety of laser acupuncture more completely. PMID: 32874405 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang J, Mallory MJ, Wu Q, Bublitz SE, Do A, Xiong D, Chen CYY, Dorsher PT, Chon TY, Bauer BA Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Retraction of: Acupuncture Compared to Conscious Sedation for Pain Relief During In-Vitro Fertilization Oocyte Retrieval by Shu Li Cui, et al. Med Acupunct. 2020; epub: 28 Apr 2020; DOI: 10.1089/acu.2020.1416.
Authors: Abstract [This retracts the article DOI: 10.1089/acu.2020.1416.]. PMID: 32876645 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - July 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Exploring traditional acupuncture point selection patterns for pain control: data mining of randomised controlled clinical trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that local and segmental/extra-segmental neuromodulation appear to be the most common phenomena for pain control in acupuncture research. Analysis of information on point selection using a data-driven approach may unveil the hidden patterns of traditional acupuncture point utilisation in clinical practice. PMID: 32567332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hwang YC, Lee IS, Ryu Y, Lee MS, Chae Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A comparison of the effects of electroacupuncture versus transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain control in knee osteoarthritis: a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: The present analysis indicated that both EA and TENS exert significant pain relieving effects in KOA. Among the four treatments, H-TENS was found to be the optimal treatment choice for the management of KOA pain in the short-term, and EA the second best treatment option. Given that the application of TENS is recommended by various international guidelines for the treatment of KOA, EA may also represent a potentially effective non-pharmacologic therapy. PMID: 32567333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Shi X, Yu W, Zhang W, Wang T, Battulga O, Wang L, Guo C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on cardiovascular risks in patients with hypertension: a Korean cohort study.
CONCLUSION: This observational study with long-term follow-up extends the evidence base in support of the effectiveness of acupuncture for the management of hypertension and potentially reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. PMID: 32567334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jung H, Yeo S, Lim S Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Expanding Medical Acupuncture to Promote Balance: The Role of Cerebellar Functioning.
Abstract Conventional neurology teaches that the cerebellum is a regulator of balance; smoothness; and synergy of coordinated movement, speech, and oculomotor activity. Recent discoveries have expanded the understanding of the role of the cerebellum in affective behavior, executive functioning, and movement. Medical acupuncture treatments that can access the cerebellum and influence treatment choices are reviewed in this article. As practitioners consider medical acupuncture patients, it is valuable to be mindful of the inordinate role that the cerebellum can play in disturbances of affective behavior, executive f...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Elkiss M Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Cathode Direct-Current Electroacupuncture Stimulus of the Promixal Anterior Lower Limbs on Heart Rate and Lumbar Blood Flow.
This study was conducted to verify the effect of acupuncture current intensity and polarity on heart rate (HR) when applying direct-current electroacupuncture (DCEA) to the proximal anterior part of the lower limbs and to clarify the effect of cathodes (-) on lumbar blood flow. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at Teikyo Heisei University, Chiba, Japan. The subjects were 144 healthy male volunteers (21.7 ± 0.6 years' old). These participants were divided into 1 control, 1 manual acupuncture (MA), and 3 DECEA groups (-25 μA, +75 μA, and -75 μA). Acupuncture wa...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tamai K, Imai K, Hisajima T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Effect of Electroacupuncture on Plasma Fibrinogen Levels in Restraint Stress Wistar Rats.
Conclusion: This study showed that the EA on ST 36 lowered levels of plasma fibrinogen of Wistar rats in restraint stress model. PMID: 32351661 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lismaniah, Abdurrohim K, Srilestari A, Barasila AC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Efficacy of Acupuncture at the Sphenopalatine Ganglion in the Treatment of Persistent Allergic Rhinitis.
Abstract Objective: The aim of this research was to explore the hypothesis that acupuncture at the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a new a new method of acupuncture, would be more efficacious and safe than traditional acupuncture in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). Materials and Methods: For this study, 120 patients with PAR were randomly assigned to SPG acupuncture, traditional acupuncture (Yingxiang [LI 20], Hegu [LI 4], and Yintang [Ex-HN 3]), or drug treatment (budesonide nasal spray). Efficacy was assessed by using single symptoms, including sneezing, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction and nasal...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mi JP, He P, Shen F, Yang X, Zhao MF, Chen XY Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Changes in Blood Circulation of the Tendons and Heart Rate Variability During and After Acupuncture.
Conclusions: These results suggest that changes in blood circulation of tendons after acupuncture treatment were controlled by the autonomic nervous system, which could not be detected by HRV analysis. PMID: 32351663 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kubo K, Iizuka Y, Yajima H, Takayama M, Takakura N Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Laser Acupuncture and Dietary Intervention on Key Obesity Parameters.
Conclusions: Combining laser acupuncture and a dietary intervention has good effects on waist:hip ratio, QoL scores, BMI, and appetite scores in obese patients. PMID: 32351664 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sebayang RG, Aditya C, Abdurrohim K, Lauwrence B, Mihardja H, Kresnawan T, Helianthi DR Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Management in a Hospitalized Geriatric Patient with Constipation.
Conclusions: Stomach pain in geriatric patients with constipation can lead to difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetite, and persistent pain in the stomach. Constipation can be assessed by using posterior anterior and oblique views of the abdominal radiographic projection. Numerous modalities, including pharmacologic therapy (sodium lauryl sulfoacetate enema and lactulose syrup), have been used to treat constipation-related pain. Recently, acupuncture has also been used to treat stomach pain in geriatric patients with constipation. Acupuncture was effective for relieving the current patient's pain and constipation and also ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muchtar NJ, Helianthi DR, Nareswari I Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

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 5, 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 5, 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 15, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 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 - November 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kocher Z, Hobbs V Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research