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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

Is Acupuncture in Medicine a fake medical journal?
PMID: 29625971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: White A Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Long-term electroacupuncture stimulation prevents osteoporosis in ovariectomised osteopaenic rats through multiple signalling pathways.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The pathogenic mechanisms of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) development are complex and are related to multiple cellular signalling transduction pathways. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at GV4/GV6 versus BL20/BL23 on the bones in ovariectomised (OVX) rats to explore the pathways that mediate the effects of EA on bone. METHODS: Forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to one of four groups (n=10 rats each) that received sham surgery (Sham group), OVX surgery only (OVX group), OVX surgery plus EA at GV4/GV6 (GV group) and OVX surgery p...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zheng X, Nie Y, Sun C, Wu G, Cai Q, Huang S, Lin Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture 'dose' (number of treatments) and insurance benefits in the USA.
CONCLUSION: Nationally, most people who use acupuncture do not receive a full treatment course. Considering evidence of effectiveness, low risk and relatively low cost of delivery, acupuncture could play a larger role in non-pharmaceutical treatment of common conditions such as pain. Policymakers should consider that, without insurance benefits for acupuncture, people are less likely to complete a full treatment course, which may contribute to disparities in use and health outcomes. PMID: 29475853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 23, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Schwehr NA, Shippee ND, Johnson PJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The Opioid Crisis: Our Acupuncture Challenges and Responsibilities.
PMID: 29422982 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

3rd American Traditional Chinese Medicine Association Congress Goes to Washington.
PMID: 29422983 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Pina S Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

How Do You Treat Back Pain in Your Practice? Part 2.
Authors: PMID: 29422984 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Abstracts and Commentaries on Key Articles in the Literature.
PMID: 29422985 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher D, Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Non-Duality, Simplicity and the Chong Mai.
Abstract Chinese Medicine (CM) suggests that the root of all disease lies in separation from the Tao, which occurs when Yin and Yang differentiate. Chong Mai-focused acupuncture can theoretically address this level, but an adjusted therapeutic approach could be necessary to produce the best results. In this article, the author explores some context and needling strategies used to work effectively with the Chong Mai in a unique way. PMID: 29410715 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Greenwood MT Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Cellular Reorganization Plays a Vital Role in Acupuncture Analgesia.
Conclusions: The extracellular matrix has emerged as an important area of study on the effects of acupuncture needling. PMID: 29410716 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Liddle CE, Harris RE Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Single-Point Acupuncture for Treatment of Urge Incontinence in Women: A Pilot Nonrandomized Trial.
Conclusions: In this pilot trial, single-point acupuncture was associated with significant but short-term improvements in UI symptoms. Future trials should include a control group and an increased sample size for a more-rigorous examination of this potential adjunctive treatment for UI. PMID: 29410717 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Barnes MA, Bennett J, Ross J, Kraemer K, Cotton S Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Effects of Noninvasive Skin Stimulation with Microcones on Constipation: A Double-Blinded Controlled Study.
Conclusions: Noninvasive skin stimulation with microcones could relieve constipation and improve TMD scores and SAA activity. This procedure may be used as a self-care option. PMID: 29410718 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sawazaki K, Hoshikawa H Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Use of Acupuncture in the United States Military Healthcare System.
Conclusions: The most common diagnoses associated with acupuncture are consistent with pain management. However, full analysis is hampered by inconsistent coding and lack of granularity regarding specific techniques. Given the popularity of acupuncture in the MHS, further research is necessary to explore the full scope of this intervention. PMID: 29410719 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Madsen C, Patel A, Vaughan M, Koehlmoos T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Auricular Acupuncture and Skin-Cancer Detection: An Opportunity.
Conclusions: Practitioners of auricular acupuncture should be familiar with common skin cancers and precancerous lesions; these practitioners are in a unique situation to detect these common skin lesions. PMID: 29410720 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Federman DG, Holleck JL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

I Ching Balance Acupuncture Treatment of Migraines, Insomnia, and Depression in a Post-Ovariectomy Patient Receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Conclusions: This patient reported a considerable improvement in all the outcome measures. She completed the treatment after experiencing great improvement in her QoL. Additional, larger-scale studies are warranted to investigate the effects of ICBA. PMID: 29410721 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kotlyar A Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Wet cupping therapy improves local blood perfusion and analgesic effects in patients with nerve-root type cervical spondylosis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe wet cupping therapy (WCT) on local blood perfusion and analgesic effects in patients with nerve-root type cervical spondylosis (NT-CS). METHODS: Fifty-seven NT-CS patients were randomly divided into WCT group and Jiaji acupoint-acupuncture (JA) group according a random number table. WCT group (30 cases) was treated with WCT for 10 min, and JA group (27 cases) was treated with acupuncture for 10 min. The treatment effificacies were evaluated with a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Blood perfusion at Dazhui (GV 14) and Jianjing (GB 21) acupoints (affected side) was observed with a las...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Meng XW, Wang Y, Piao SA, Lv WT, Zhu CH, Mu MY, Li DD, Liu HP, Guo Y Tags: Chin J Integr Med Source Type: research

Medical Acupuncture Journal: Real-World Knowledge.
PMID: 29263766 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

How Do You Treat Back Pain in Your Practice? Part 1.
Authors: PMID: 29263767 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

How Do You Treat Dystonic Movements in the Upper Extremity in Your Practice?
Authors: PMID: 29081875 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Abstracts and Commentaries on Key Articles in the Literature.
PMID: 29081876 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher D, Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: An Acupuncture Approach.
Conclusions: Acupuncture can be an effective modality of treatment for ALS, producing symptomatic relief and improving QoL. PMID: 29067136 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sudhakaran P Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Acupuncture and Cutaneous Medicine: Is It Effective?
Conclusions: Although more research is needed, acupuncture's use in cutaneous medicine is promising in the area of itch modulation, in treating atopic dermatitis and herpes zoster pain, and in promoting wound healing. PMID: 29067137 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: van den Berg-Wolf M, Burgoon T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Does Ear Acupuncture Have a Role for Pain Relief in the Emergency Setting? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions: While study numbers are limited, ear acupuncture, either as stand-alone or as-an-adjunct technique, significantly reduced pain scores and has potential benefits for use in the ED. Further studies will define acupuncture's role and if it reduces use of analgesic medications. PMID: 29067138 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jan AL, Aldridge ES, Rogers IR, Visser EJ, Bulsara MK, Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Influence of Electroacupuncture and Laser-Acupuncture on Treating Paresthesia in Patients Submitted to Combined Orthognathic Surgery and Genioplasty.
Conclusions: Only EA was able to influence-using the brushing test (brush #12)-the return of tactile sensitivity on the chin and lower lip positively after combined orthognathic surgery and genioplasty. PMID: 29067139 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: de Oliveira RF, Goldman RS, Mendes FM, de Freitas PM Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Influence of Internal Organ Pathology on Vascular Permeability of Related Skin Zones: An Attempt to Visualize Organ Projection Areas.
Conclusions: Pathology of internal organ/body parts appears to cause higher concentrations of albumins within related OPAs and, in this way, creates specific electrical phenomena observed at the OPAs. Contrast-enhanced MRI of the microvasculature, using labeled albumins, can be useful for visualizing OPAs. PMID: 29067140 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Szopiński JZ, Mngomezulu V Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Biomagnetic Pair Therapy and Typhoid Fever: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions: As a significant majority of participants demonstrated clearing of their S. typhi after BPT, this technique should be studied further in larger trials for its efficacy in treating typhoid fever. PMID: 29067141 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Frank BL Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Intermittent 96-Hour Auricular Electroacupuncture for Hot Flashes in Patients with Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions: Vasomotor disturbance, caused by gender hormone withdrawal-either naturally or in patients treated with ADT, as in this study-is a well-defined neurophysiologic condition. This disorder is a constellation of findings that reflect autonomic disturbances of excessive sympathetic and reduced parasympathetic activity. AEA intervention with the Neurova device is simple to administer, is well-tolerated, and appears to be effective for restoring autonomic balance. Further evaluation of AEA for vasomotor disturbances could provide more insight into the mechanisms of AEA neuromodulation and potentially lead to approach...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Rich T, Porter GW, Ricks-Santi L, Milshtein T, Corbin T Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

A Proposed Neurologic Pathway for Scalp Acupuncture: Trigeminal Nerve-Meninges-Cerebrospinal Fluid-Contacting Neurons-Brain.
Conclusions: These findings suggest that the mechanism of scalp acupuncture might lie in the specific neurologic pathway that could be termed as trigeminal nerve-meninges-cerebrospinal fluid-contacting neurons-brain, which is a possible shortcut to brain functional regulation and cerebral disease treatment. PMID: 29067143 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wang S, Liu K, Wang Y, Wang S, He X, Cui X, Gao X, Zhu B Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Integrating Acupuncture for the Management of Costochondritis in Adolescents.
Conclusions: Integrating acupuncture with conventional medicine appeared to reduce the costochondritis symptoms in the adolescent patients. PMID: 29067144 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin K, Tung C Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture Therapy for Auricular Paresthesia.
Conclusions: EAT was effective in the current case. It is hypothesized that EAT can reduce neural sensitivity via a reflex mechanism actuated by somatosensory input. PMID: 29067145 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Fukushima M, Sakuraba H, Shiraiwa N, Matsushita S Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Blinding indices and blinding scenarios of practitioners and patients with acupuncture needles for double blinding.
PMID: 28835361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Takakura N, Takayama M, Nishiwaki M, Yajima H Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The 29th Annual American Academy of Medical Acupuncture: Brief Highlights.
PMID: 28736587 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Niemtzow RC Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

The Regulation of the Practice of Acupuncture by Physicians in the United States.
Conclusions: This article provides current, individual state regulations for the practice of acupuncture by physicians. PMID: 28736588 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lin K, Tung C Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Dysbiosis, Spleen Qi, Phlegm, and Complex Difficulties.
Abstract The incidence of complex chronic health conditions is rising. Some of these conditions might have their roots in gut disturbances, which in Chinese Medicine would be categorized as Spleen and Stomach Qi Disharmonies. In this article, the author explores these issues from an integrative perspective and suggests areas where acupuncture techniques could be helpful. Five cases are described briefly to illustrate the use of acupuncture. PMID: 28736589 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Greenwood MT Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Is Electroacupuncture Treatment More Effective in Somatic Tinnitus Than in Nonsomatic Tinnitus?
Conclusions: EA did not provide increased benefits for patients with somatic tinnitus, compared to those with nonsomatic tinnitus overall. However, within the somatic tinnitus group, a subpopulation of patients appeared to be relatively more responsive to EA treatment. PMID: 28736590 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Low WK, Rangabashyam MS, Cui SL, Dsouza VD, Ong CS, Teng SW, Li HH Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Immune Modulation and Treatment of Human Papilloma Virus-Related Warts with Energetics of Living Systems Acupuncture.
Conclusions: Taking the clinical and immunologic outcomes together, clearance of persistent warts following acupuncture might be due to a shift toward a Th1 immune response, or an anti-inflammatory effect against the lesion-induced microenvironment. PMID: 28736591 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brustin R, Toledano M, Geffen T, Goona R, Hochberg M, Kreisberg B, Murad S, Pitcovski J Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

A Multicenter Prospective Survey of Adverse Events Associated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Japan.
Conclusions: Acupuncture and moxibustion performed in educational facilities in Japan were safe because most of the AEs reported were mild and transient. However, the risk cannot be defined definitely because the survey sample size was too small. PMID: 28736592 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Furuse N, Shinbara H, Uehara A, Sugawara M, Yamazaki T, Hosaka M, Yamashita H Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Electroacupuncture: Two Cases.
Conclusions: This case series describes two cases of successful Achilles tendinopathy therapy using direct tendon needle insertion with electrostimulation. This novel technique may provide an effective adjunct to traditional therapies in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. PMID: 28736593 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Hawks MK Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

How Do You Treat Osteoarthritis in Your Practice?
Authors: PMID: 28736594 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Abstracts and Commentaries on Key Articles in the Literature.
PMID: 28736595 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Litscher D, Litscher G Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Highlights of Modern Acupuncture Research: An Interview with Dr. Gerhard Litscher.
Authors: PMID: 28736596 [PubMed] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research

Comparative Assessment of the Heart's Functioning by Using the Akabane Test and Classical Methods of Instrumental Examination.
Abstract Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. A total of 102 patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological study of the heart, echocardiography), after which they underwent Akabane thermopuncture testing as in traditional Chinese medicine. The results of cardio examination from on...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Muzhikov V, Vershinina E, Belenky V, Muzhikov R Tags: J Acupunct Meridian Stud Source Type: research

Safety recommendations for moxa use based on the concentration of noxious substances produced during commercial indirect moxibustion.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite increased CO/NOx/VOC concentrations, overall levels remained within safe limits. These findings may help clinicians to maintain safe moxibustion treatment conditions to help keep both patients and clinicians safe from the pollutants generated by moxa combustion. PMID: 27515415 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kwon OS, Cho SJ, Choi KH, Yeon SH, Kang SY, Kim JH, Ahn SH, Ryu Y Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture restores spatial learning and downregulates phosphorylated N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: These novel findings suggest that EA can rescue learning and LTP deficits in a rodent model of PD. The results point to a possible role for EA-based approaches in the clinical treatment of learning deficits associated with PD. PMID: 27531695 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lu KW, Yang J, Hsieh CL, Hsu YC, Lin YW Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Assessment of reporting quality in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture for post-stroke rehabilitation using the CONSORT statement and STRICTA guidelines.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the completeness of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for post-stroke rehabilitation in order to provide information to facilitate transparent and more complete reporting of acupuncture RCTs in this field. METHODS: Multiple databases were searched from their inception through September 2015. Quality of reporting for included papers was assessed against a subset of criteria adapted from the Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials (CONSORT) 2010 statement and the Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA)...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zeng J, Lin G, Li L, Lu L, Chen C, Lu L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture and the retinoid X receptor (RXR) signalling pathway on oligodendrocyte differentiation in the demyelinated spinal cord of rats.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that EA may activate RXR signalling to promote the differentiation of OPCs into oligodendrocytes in spinal cord demyelination. PMID: 27841975 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang XH, Ding Y, Li W, Zhang RY, Wu JL, Ling EA, Wu W, Zeng YS Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

An international survey on the current use of electroacupuncture.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite many research publications, it is unclear how widely electroacupuncture (EA) and related modalities are used in everyday practice. It is also uncertain who uses them, for what conditions, and with what results. We aimed to survey practitioners about their use of and training in EA. We also sought to determine how much the open-access English-language database at http://www.electroacupunctureknowledge.com (EAK) is used, or might be used in the future, if updated. METHODS: A survey was developed using several rounds of consultation with a focus group and others. Professional acupunc...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Mayor D, Bovey M Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Role of the medial preoptic area in electroacupuncture treatment of reproductive dysfunction in ovariectomised rats.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of the medial preoptic area (MPOA) of the hypothalamus in electroacupuncture (EA) treatment of reproductive dysfunction in ovariectomised (OVX) rats and to examine the underlying mechanisms of action. METHODS: 62 female Sprague-Dawley rats (200-220 g) underwent bilateral ovariectomy (OVX). Three weeks later, 32 rats assigned to experiment 1 were randomly divided into four groups: two groups underwent MPOA lesioning (n=16) followed by EA at CV4, CV3, SP6 and bilateral Zigong (30 min per day) for 3 days (OVX+MPOA+EA group, n=8) or no treatment (OVX+MPOA group, n...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Ma S, Li D, Jiang J, Shen B Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: 2-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: There were no statistically significant differences between the acupuncture and usual care groups in IBS SSS at 24 months post-randomisation, and the point estimate for the mean difference was approximately 80% of the size of the statistically significant results seen at 6, 9 and 12 months. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ISRCTN08827905. PMID: 26980547 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: MacPherson H, Tilbrook H, Agbedjro D, Buckley H, Hewitt C, Frost C Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use. We believe this could have important implications for understanding which population is more likely to seek acupuncture treatment and how this alternative therapy could be better targeted to these patients. PMID: 27177930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - February 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lee I, Garland SN, DeMichele A, Farrar JT, Im EO, Mao JJ Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research