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Acupuncture Abstracts:
(Acupuncture Abstracts via Medline)
 
 

GENERAL:
 

Acupunct Med. 2004 Mar;22(1):40-3. Case report of tension pneumothorax related to acupuncture. Peuker E.

Singapore Med J. 2004 Apr;45(4):180-2. Necrotising fasciitis: a life-threatening complication of acupuncture in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Saw A, Kwan MK, Sengupta S.

Clin Auton Res. 2004 Apr;14(2):113-8. Acupuncture effects on autonomic responses to cold pressor and handgrip exercise in healthy humans. Middlekauff HR, Shah JB, Yu JL, Hui K.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004 Apr;85(4):667-72. Needle acupuncture in chronic poststroke leg spasticity. Fink M, Rollnik JD, Bijak M, Borstadt C, Dauper J, Guergueltcheva V, Dengler R, Karst M.

Aviat Space Environ Med. 2004 Mar;75(3):227-34. Efficacy of acupressure and acustimulation bands for the prevention of motion sickness. Miller KE, Muth ER.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;1:CD002914. Acupuncture for Bell's palsy. He L, Zhou D, Wu B, Li N, Zhou M.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Nov;18(11):1231-6. Is acupuncture a risk factor for hepatitis? Systematic review of epidemiological studies. Ernst E, Sherman K.

Brain Behav Immun 2002 Dec;16(6):813-6 Acupuncture has no immediate treatment effect on the neutrophil respiratory burst: A randomized single-blinded two-period crossover study. Karst M, Scheinichen D, Rueckert T, Wagner T, Wiese B, Fink M.

Digestion 2002;66(2):106-11 Cutaneous electrical stimulation of acupuncture points may enhance gastric myoelectrical regularity. Chang CS, Chou JW, Ko CW, Wu CY, Chen GH.

Am J Med Sci 2002 Nov;324(5):288-9 Convulsive syncope associated with acupuncture. Cole M, Shen J, Hommer D.

J Altern Complement Med 2002 Oct;8(5):635-42 A study of the relative precision of acupoint location methods. Aird M, Cobbin DM, Rogers C.

Eur J Dermatol 2002 Nov-Dec;12(6):609-11 Localized argyria 20-years after embedding of acupuncture needles. Takeishi E, Hirose R, Hamasaki Y, Katayama I.

Presse Med 2003 Feb 22;32(7):311-2 [Bilateral pneumothorax and tamponade after acupuncture] Cantan R, Milesi-Defrance N, Hardenberg K, Vernet M, Messant I, Freysz M.

Hum Brain Mapp 2003 Mar;18(3):233-8 An fMRI study comparing brain activation between word generation and electrical stimulation of language-implicated acupoints. Li G, Liu HL, Cheung RT, Hung YC, Wong KK, Shen GG, Ma QY, Yang ES.

J Urol 2003 Mar;169(3):1037-9 A prospective, randomized pilot trial of acupuncture of the kidney-bladder distinct meridian for lower urinary tract symptoms. Johnstone PA, Bloom TL, Niemtzow RC, Crain D, Riffenburgh RH, Amling CL.

Aten Primaria 2002 Dec 15;30(10):602-9 Effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of pain from osteoarthritis of the knee. Ferrandez Infante A, Garcia Olmos L, Gonzalez Gamarra A, Meis Meis MJ, Sanchez Rodriguez BM.

FASEB J 2002 Apr 10; [epub ahead of print] Evidence of Connective Tissue Involvement in Acupuncture. Langevin HM, Churchill DL, Wu J, Badger GJ, Yandow JA, Fox JR, Krag MH.

J Magn Reson Imaging 2002 Mar;15(3):227-32 Is there a BOLD response of the visual cortex on stimulation of the vision-related acupoint GB 37? Gareus IK, Lacour M, Schulte AC, Hennig J.

Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 2001 Dec;8(6):368-72 Credibility of a newly designed placebo needle for clinical trials in acupuncture research. Fink M, Gutenbrunner C, Rollnik J, Karst M.

Vet Rec 2001 Oct 13;149(15):452-6 Double-blind evaluation of implants of gold wire at acupuncture points in the dog as a treatment for osteoarthritis induced by hip dysplasia. Hielm-Bjorkman A, Raekallio M, Kuusela E, Saarto E, Markkola A, Tulamo RM

BMC Complement Altern Med 2001;1(1):3 [16 July] Systematic reviews of complementary therapies - an annotated bibliography. Part 1: Acupuncture. Linde K, Vickers A, Hondras M, ter Riet G, Thormahlen J, Berman B, Melchart D.

Spine 2001 Jul 1;26(13):1418-24 Lessons from a trial of acupuncture and massage for low back pain: patient expectations and treatment effects. Kalauokalani D, Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Koepsell TD, Deyo RA.

Prescrire Int 2001 Jun;10(53):84-8 Acupuncture: searching for benefits.

Complement Ther Med 2001 Jun;9(2):98-104 Systematic review of adverse events following acupuncture: the Japanese literature. Yamashita H, Tsukayama H, White AR, Tanno Y, Sugishita C, Ernst E.

South Med J 2001 May;94(5):486-92 Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: diagnosis and treatment patterns among acupuncturists evaluating the same patient. Kalauokalani D, Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC.

Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2001 Feb;280(2):H628-H633 Effects of acupuncture on radial artery hemodynamics: controlled trials in sensitized and naive subjects. Boutouyrie P, Corvisier R, Azizi M, Lemoine D, Laloux B, Hallouin MC, Laurent S

J Med Syst 2000 Aug;24(4):257-64 A method of local skin perfusion detection. Halek J

Z Rheumatol 2000 Jun;59(3):191-9 [Effect of needle acupuncture on pain perception and functional impairment of patients with coxarthrosis]. [Article in German] Fink MG, Kunsebeck HW, Wippermann B

Annu Rev Med 2000;51:49-63 Acupuncture: an evidence-based review of the clinical literature. Mayer DJ

J Altern Complement Med 2000 Apr;6(2):149-55 Are acupuncture points tender? A blinded study of Spleen 6. Janovsky B, White AR, Filshie J, Hart A, Ernst E

Med Hypotheses 2000 Mar;54(3):511-512 Effects of electrostatic potentials generated on the surface of the skin by wearing synthetic and semisynthetic fabrics on physical condition, mood and behavior: role of acupuncture points. Sher L

Jpn J Physiol 2000 Feb;50(1):133-140 Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls in Anti-Nociception Produced by Acupuncture and Moxibustion on Trigeminal Caudalis Neurons in Rats.

J Med Virol 1999 Nov;59(3):290-6 Transmission of hepatitis C virus in taiwan: prevalence and risk factors based on a nationwide survey. Sun CA, Chen HC, Lu CF, You SL, Mau YC, Ho MS, Lin SH, Chen CJ

Semin Clin Neuropsychiatry 1999 Jul;4(3):167-75 Acupuncture: does it work and, if so, how? Langevin HM, Vaillancourt PD

Forsch Komplementarmed 1999 Feb;6 Suppl 1:32-4[Demonstration of the effective of acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system by examination of the microcirculation]. [Article in German] Suter B, Kistler A

Am J Acupunct 1999;27(1-2):95-103 Issues in acupuncture research: the failure of quantitative methodologies and the possibilities for viable, alternative solutions. Moroz A

Lancet 1998 Aug 1;352(9125):364-5 Introducing a placebo needle into acupuncture research. Streitberger K, Kleinhenz J

Fortschr Med 1998 Jan 20;116(1-2):20-6[Acupuncture--how effective is it really]? [Article in German] Ernst E

Chung Kuo I Hsueh Ko Hsueh Yuan Hsueh Pao 1997 Oct;19(5):379-83[Spinal segment distribution of neural innervation related Houhai acupoint--studied by CB-HRP tracing method focused on observation of the dendrites of spinal motor neurons]. [Article in Chinese] Tan H, Shi G, Lin J, Liu K, Zuo Z

Am J Chin Med 1997;25(1):3-11 A review of problems in clinical acupuncture research. Ernst E, White AR

Z Arztl Fortbild (Jena) 1996 Apr;90(2):159-162[Quality assurance in acupuncture therapy]. [Article in German] Kubiena G

Fortschr Med 1995 Feb 20;113(5):49-53 [Proving the effectiveness of complementary therapy. Analysis of the literature exemplified by acupuncture]. [Article in German] Resch KL, Ernst E

Arzneimittelforschung 1994 Apr;44(4):554-8 Controlled study of the analgetic effectivity of acupuncture. Grabow L

Neuroscience 1990;37(3):809-18 Acupuncture and diffuse noxious inhibitory controls: naloxone-reversible depression of activities of trigeminal convergent neurons. Bing Z, Villanueva L, Le Bars D

Pain 1990 Jan;40(1):109-12 Acupuncture meridians and radiotracers. Lazorthes Y, Esquerre JP, Simon J, Guiraud G, Guiraud R

J Psychosom Res 1989;33(4):489-496 The significance of needle placement site in acupuncture. Vincent CA, Richardson PH, Black JJ, Pither CE

Presse Med 1988 Jul 2;17(26):1341-4[Acupuncture meridians demythified. Contribution of radiotracer methodology]. [Article in French] Simon J, Guiraud G, Esquerre JP, Lazorthes Y, Guiraud R
 

ADDICTION:
 

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2004 Mar;26(2):95-102. Treating drug using prison inmates with auricular acupuncture; A randomized controlled trial. Berman AH, Lundberg U, Krook AL, Gyllenhammar C.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2002 Mar;22(2):71-7 A large randomized placebo controlled study of auricular acupuncture for alcohol dependence. Bullock ML, Kiresuk TJ, Sherman RE, Lenz SK, Culliton PD, Boucher TA, Nolan CJ.

JAMA 2002 Jan 2;287(1):55-63 Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction: a randomized controlled trial. Margolin A, Kleber HD, Avants SK, Konefal J, Gawin F, Stark E, Sorensen J, Midkiff E, Wells E, Jackson TR, Bullock M, Culliton PD, Boles S, Vaughan R.

Am J Chin Med 2000;28(3-4):443-9 Laser acupuncture for adolescent smokers--a randomized double-blind controlled trial. Yiming C, Changxin Z, Ung WS, Lei Z, Kean LS

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;2:CD000009 Acupuncture for smoking cessation. White AR, Rampes H, Ernst E

Tob Control 1999 Dec;8(4):393-397 A meta-analysis of acupuncture techniques for smoking cessation. White AR, Resch KL, Ernst E

Alcohol Alcohol 1999 Jul-Aug;34(4):629-35 Acupuncture in alcoholism treatment: a randomized out-patient study. Sapir-Weise R, Berglund M, Frank A, Kristenson H

Cochrane Collaboration Abstract, June 17, 1999: Acupuncture for smoking cessation. White AR, Rampes H, Ernst E.

J Subst Abuse Treat 1999 Jan;16(1):31-8 Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of cocaine abuse. A study of efficacy and dosing. Bullock ML, Kiresuk TJ, Pheley AM, Culliton PD, Lenz SK

Arch Intern Med 1998 Nov 9;158(20):2251-5 Randomized trial of acupuncture for nicotine withdrawal symptoms. White AR, Resch KL, Ernst E

Am J Addict 1998 Spring;7(2):164-70 Auricular acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for cocaine addiction. A pilot study.Otto KC, Quinn C, Sung YF

J Subst Abuse Treat 1996 Nov-Dec;13(6):471-81 Methodological investigations for a multisite trial of auricular acupuncture for cocaine addiction: a study of active and control auricular zones. Margolin A, Avants SK, Birch S, Falk CX, Kleber HD

Alcohol Alcohol 1995 Nov;30(6):799-803 Second-line and 'alternative' treatments for alcohol withdrawal: alpha-agonists, beta-blockers, anticonvulsants, acupuncture and neuro-electric therapy. Brewer C

Am J Chin Med 1993;21(2):103-11 Effects of sham and real auricular needling: implications for trials of acupuncture for cocaine addiction. Margolin A, Chang P, Avants SK, Kosten TR
 

ADVERSE OUTCOMES (INCLUDING FATALITIES):
 

Leg Med (Tokyo). 2003 Sep;5(3):170-4. An autopsy case of bilateral tension pneumothorax after acupuncture. Iwadate K, Ito H, Katsumura S, Matsuyama N, Sato K, Yonemura I, Ito, Y.

J Korean Med Sci. 2003 Oct;18(5):756-7. Retroperitoneal abscess complicated by acupuncture: case report. Cho YP, Jang HJ, Kim JS, Kim YH, Han MS, Lee SG.

J Clin Microbiol 2002 Apr;40(4):1219-24 Relatively alcohol-resistant mycobacteria are emerging pathogens in patients receiving acupuncture treatment. Woo PC, Leung KW, Wong SS, Chong KT, Cheung EY, Yuen KY.

Acupunct Med 2002 Mar;20(1):11-8 Single-use acupuncture needles: scanning electron-microscopy of needle-tips. Hayhoe S, McCrossan M, Smith A, Ellis D, Croft S, Mei MF.

J Infect 2002 Feb;44(1):43-4 Acupuncture-associated Arthritis in a Joint with an Orthopaedic Implant. Laing AJ, Mullett H, Gilmore MF.

Cerebrovasc Dis 2002 Feb;13(2):79-88 Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: analysis of 60 patients. Chung SJ, Kim JS, Kim JC, Lee SK, Kwon SU, Lee MC, Suh DC.

J Heart Valve Dis 2001 Sep;10(5):689-90 Prosthetic valve endocarditis in a patient with Marfan's syndrome following acupuncture. Nambiar P, Ratnatunga C.

Am J Med 2001 Apr 15;110(6):481-5 Prospective studies of the safety of acupuncture: a systematic review. Ernst E, White AR.

Masui 2000 Aug;49(8):887-9 [A case of acupuncture needle dermatitis]. [Article in Japanese] Morimoto M, Kawata K, Tsuchiya N, Murakami H, Kura M, Koga Y

J Altern Complement Med 2000 Aug;6(4):345-50 Incidence of adverse reactions associated with acupuncture. Yamashita H, Tsukayama H, Hori N, Kimura T, Tanno Y

Chest 2000 May;117(5):1510-1511 Cardiac Tamponade Following Acupuncture. Kirchgatterer A, Schwarz CD, Holler E, Punzengruber C, Hartl P, Eber B

Headache 2000 May;40(5):397-8 Acute intracranial hemorrhage in the brain caused by acupuncture. Choo DC, Yue G

J Med Virol 1999 Nov;59(3):290-6 Transmission of hepatitis C virus in taiwan: prevalence and risk factors based on a nationwide survey. Sun CA, Chen HC, Lu CF, You SL, Mau YC, Ho MS, Lin SH, Chen CJ

Rev Paul Med 1990 Jul-Aug;108(4):189-91 [Iatrogenic pneumothorax caused by acupuncture]. [Article in Portugese] Morrone N, Freire JA, Ferreira AK, Dourado AM
 

ANESTHESIA:
 

Minerva Anestesiol 2002 Apr;68(4):147-51 Acupuncture. A useful complement of anesthesia? Akca O, Sessler DI

Masui 2002 Mar;51(3):314-7 [Anesthesiology in People's Republic of China in the year 2001] [Article in Japanese] Nishimura N.
 

ASTHMA:
 

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;1:CD000008. Acupuncture for chronic asthma. McCarney R, Brinkhaus B, Lasserson T, Linde K.

Eur Respir J 2002 Oct;20(4):846-52 Efficacy of acupuncture in asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis of published data from 11 randomised controlled trials. Martin J, Donaldson AN, Villarroel R, Parmar MK, Ernst E, Higginson IJ.

J Altern Complement Med 2002 Dec;8(6):737-50 Acupuncture and bronchial asthma: a long-term randomized study of the effects of real versus sham acupuncture compared to controls in patients with bronchial asthma. Medici TC, Grebski E, Wu J, Hinz G, Wuthrich B.

Chest 2002 May;121(5):1396-400 Short-term Acupuncture Therapy Is of No Benefit in Patients With Moderate Persistent Asthma(*). Shapira MY, Berkman N, Ben-David G, Avital A, Bardach E, Breuer R.

Thorax 2002 Mar;57(3):222-5 Laser acupuncture in children and adolescents with exercise induced asthma. Gruber W, Eber E, Malle-Scheid D, Pfleger A, Weinhandl E, Dorfer L, Zach MS.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;2:CD000008 Acupuncture for chronic asthma. Linde K, Jobst K, Panton J

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 1998 Nov-Dec;26(6):263-71 Acupuncture in the treatment of asthma: a critical review. Davis PA, Chang C, Hackman RM, Stern JS, Gershwin ME

Cochrane Collaboration Abstract, October 21, 1998: Acupuncture for chronic asthma. Linde K, Jobst K, Panton J

Respir Med 1998 Sep;92(9):1143-5 Acupuncture in treatment of stable asthma. Biernacki W, Peake MD

Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Dec;13(4):338-41 An asthmatic death while under Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion treatment. Ogata M, Kitamura O, Kubo S, Nakasono I

Thorax 1991 Nov;46(11):799-802 Acupuncture and asthma: a review of controlled trials. Kleijnen J, ter Riet G, Knipschild P

Med J Aust 1991 Mar 18;154(6):409-12 Acupuncture for bronchial asthma? A double-blind crossover study. Tandon MK, Soh PF, Wood AT

Chest 1989 Jul;96(1):102-5 Comparison of real and placebo acupuncture in histamine-induced asthma. A double-blind crossover study. Tandon MK, Soh PF

J Allergy Clin Immunol 1985 Dec;76(6):855-64 A controlled trial of real and simulated acupuncture in the management of chronic asthma. Tashkin DP, Kroening RJ, Bresler DE, Simmons M, Coulson AH, Kerschnar H
 

CANCER:
 

Cancer 2001 Jun 1;91(11):2181-5 Complementary therapies in palliative cancer care. Ernst E.
 

DEPRESSION:
 

J Affect Disord 2000 Jan-Mar;57(1-3):73-81 The benefit from whole body acupuncture in major depression. Roschke J, Wolf C, Muller MJ, Wagner P, Mann K, Grozinger M, Bech S
 

DYSMENORRHOEA:
 

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002;(1):CD002123 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea (Cochrane Review). Proctor ML, Smith CA, Farquhar CM, Stones RW.
 

EAR ACUPUNCTURE:
 

Alcohol Alcohol 1999 Jul-Aug;34(4):629-35 Acupuncture in alcoholism treatment: a randomized out-patient study. Sapir-Weise R, Berglund M, Frank A, Kristenson H
 

EPILEPSY:
 

Seizure 1999 May;8(3):170-4 The effect of acupuncture in chronic intractable epilepsy. Kloster R, Larsson PG, Lossius R, Nakken KO, Dahl R, Xiu-Ling X, Wen-Xin Z, Kinge E, Edna Rossberg

Seizure 2000 Sep;9(6):422-426 Acupuncture in intractable epilepsy: lack of effect on health-related quality of life. Stavem K, Kloster R, ROssberg E, Larsson PG, Dahl R, Kinge E, Lossius R, Nakken KO
 

HEADSHAKING:
 

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2001 Aug 1;219(3):334-7 Owner survey of headshaking in horses. Madigan JE, Bell SA
 

HYPERLIPIDEMIA:
 

Forsch Komplementarmed 1999 Apr;6(2):74-9 [Effect of a standardized acupuncture treatment on complains, blood pressure and serum lipids of hypertensive, postmenopausal women. A randomized, controlled clinical study]. [Article in German] Kraft K, Coulon S.
 

HYPERTENSION:
 

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2000 Nov;81(11):1494-7 Blood pressure response to acupuncture in a population at risk for autonomic dysreflexia. Averill A, Cotter AC, Nayak S, Matheis RJ, Shiflett SC.

Forsch Komplementarmed 1999 Apr;6(2):74-9 [Effect of a standardized acupuncture treatment on complains, blood pressure and serum lipids of hypertensive, postmenopausal women. A randomized, controlled clinical study]. [Article in German] Kraft K, Coulon S.

Am J Chin Med 1977 Spring;5(1):39-44 An unsuccessful attempt to treat hypertension with acupuncture. Sugioka K, Mao W, Woods J, Mueller RA.
 

LABOR, INDUCTION OF:
 

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;1:CD002962. Acupuncture for induction of labour. Smith C, Crowther C.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001;1:CD002962 Acupuncture for induction of labour (Cochrane Review). Smith CA, Crowther CA.
 

NAUSEA:
 

Turk J Gastroenterol. 2004 Dec;15(4):258-62. Acustimulation of the neiguan point during gastroscopy: its effects on nausea and retching. Tarcin O, Gurbuz AK, Pocan S, Keskin O, Demirturk L.

Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Jul;9(7):2538-44 Effect of acupuncture compared with placebo-acupuncture at p6 as additional antiemetic prophylaxis in high-dose chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: a randomized controlled single-blind trial. Streitberger K, Friedrich-Rust M, Bardenheuer H, Unnebrink K, Windeler J, Goldschmidt H, Egerer G.

Complement Ther Med 2003 Dec;10(4):210-6 The placebo response and effect of time in a trial of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Smith C, Crowther C.

Anesth Analg 2002 Apr;94(4):872-5 Korean hand acupressure reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecological laparoscopic surgery. Boehler M, Mitterschiffthaler G, Schlager A.

Obstet Gynecol 2001 Feb;97(2):184-188 Effect of acupuncture on nausea of pregnancy: a randomized, controlled trial. Knight B, Mudge C, Openshaw S, White A, Hart A

Oncology 2000 Aug;59(2):100-4 Hypnosis in the treatment of anticipatory nausea and vomiting in patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Marchioro G, Azzarello G, Viviani F, Barbato F, Pavanetto M, Rosetti F, Pappagallo GL, Vinante O.

Anesthesiology 1999 May;90(5):1311-6 Acupressure-acupuncture antiemetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Shenkman Z, Holzman RS, Kim C, Ferrari LR, DiCanzio J, Highfield ES, Van Keuren K, Kaptchuk T, Kenna MA, Berde CB, Rockoff MA

Anaesth Intensive Care 1996 Dec;24(6):674-7 Acupuncture and postoperative vomiting in day-stay paediatric patients. Schwager KL, Baines DB, Meyer RJ

J R Soc Med 1996 Jun;89(6):303-11 Can acupuncture have specific effects on health? A systematic review of acupuncture antiemesis trials. Vickers AJ

Anaesth Intensive Care 1994 Dec;22(6):691-3 P6 acupressure and nausea and vomiting after gynaecological surgery. Allen DL, Kitching AJ, Nagle C

Can J Anaesth 1992 Feb;39(2):151-4 Ineffectiveness of acupuncture and droperidol in preventing vomiting following strabismus repair in children. Yentis SM, Bissonnette B

Br J Anaesth 1991 Dec;67(6):779-80 P6 acupuncture and postoperative vomiting after tonsillectomy in children. Yentis SM, Bissonnette B

Br J Anaesth 1991 Jul;67(1):73-8 Effect of P6 acupressure on postoperative vomiting in children undergoing outpatient strabismus correction. Lewis IH, Pryn SJ, Reynolds PI, Pandit UA, Wilton NC

Can J Anaesth 1991 Apr;38(3):298-302 The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in women undergoing laparoscopy is influenced by the day of menstrual cycle. Beattie WS, Lindblad T, Buckley DN, Forrest JB
 

OBESITY:
 

Eat Weight Disord 1999 Dec;4(4):198-202 Failure of acupuncture in the treatment of obesity: a pilot study. Mazzoni R, Mannucci E, Rizzello SM, Ricca V, Rotella CM
 

OVULATION:
 

Am J Vet Res 2001 Aug;62(8):1285-9 Luteal and clinical response following administration of dinoprost tromethamine or cloprostenol at standard Intramuscular sites or at the lumbosacral acupuncture point in mares. Nie GJ, Goodin AN, Braden TD, Wenzel JG.
 

PAIN, ACUPUNCTURE, PLACEBO AND ENDORPHINS:
 

Am J Gastroenterol 2003 Feb;98(2):312-6 Electroacupuncture analgesia for colonoscopy. a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Fanti L, Gemma M, Passaretti S, Guslandi M, Testoni PA, Casati A, Torri G.

Pain 1998 Jun;76(3):273-5 Is placebo analgesia mediated by endogenous opioids? A systematic review. ter Riet G, de Craen AJ, de Boer A, Kessels AG

Prog Neurobiol 1997 Jun;52(2):109-25 The neurobiology of placebo analgesia: from endogenous opioids to cholecystokinin. Benedetti F, Amanzio M

Pain 1983 Jun;16(2):129-43 Partial antagonism of placebo analgesia by naloxone. Grevert P, Albert LH, Goldstein A

Pain 1996 Mar;64(3):535-43 The opposite effects of the opiate antagonist naloxone and the cholecystokinin antagonist proglumide on placebo analgesia. Benedetti F
 

PAIN, ARTHRITIC/JOINT:
 

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2006 May 1;228(9):1350-4. Effects of electrostimulated acupuncture on ground reaction forces and pain scores in dogs with chronic elbow joint arthritis. Kapatkin AS, Tomasic M, Beech J, Meadows C, Boston RC, Mayhew PD, Powers MY, Smith GK.

J Infect 2002 Feb;44(1):43-4 Acupuncture-associated Arthritis in a Joint with an Orthopaedic Implant. Laing AJ, Mullett H, Gilmore MF.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002;(1):CD003527 Acupuncture for lateral elbow pain (Cochrane Review). Green S, Buchbinder R, Barnsley L, Hall S, White M, Smidt N, Assendelft W.

Vet Rec 2001 Oct 13;149(15):452-6 Double-blind evaluation of implants of gold wire at acupuncture points in the dog as a treatment for osteoarthritis induced by hip dysplasia. Hielm-Bjorkman A, Raekallio M, Kuusela E, Saarto E, Markkola A, Tulamo RM

Z Rheumatol 2000 Jun;59(3):191-9 [Effect of needle acupuncture on pain perception and functional impairment of patients with coxarthrosis]. [Article in German] Fink MG, Kunsebeck HW, Wippermann B

Z Rheumatol 2000 Jun;59(3):191-9 [No title available]. [Article in German] Fink MG, Kunsebeck HW, Wippermann B

Anaesthesia 1999 Dec;54(12):1204-7 The effect of pre-emptive acupuncture treatment on analgesic requirements after day-case knee arthroscopy. Gupta S, Francis JD, Tillu AB, Sattirajah AI, Sizer J

Rheumatology (Oxford) 1999 Sep;38(9):864-9 The effect of acupuncture on patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over study. David J, Townsend S, Sathanathan R, Kriss S, Dore CJ

Arthritis Care Res 1994 Sep;7(3):118-22 Acupuncture for the treatment of pain of osteoarthritic knees. Takeda W, Wessel J

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1991 Feb 23;135(8):317-22 [Alternative treatment methods in rheumatic diseases; a literature review]. [Article in Dutch] Jacobs JW, Rasker JJ, Van Riel PL, Gribnau FW, van de Putte LB

Curr Med Res Opin 1980;7(2):121-6 Clinical study comparing acupuncture, physiotherapy, injection and oral anti-inflammatory therapy in shoulder-cuff lesions. Berry H, Fernandes L, Bloom B, Clark RJ, Hamilton EB

N Engl J Med 1975 Aug 21;293(8):375-378 Efficacy of acupuncture on osteoarthritic pain. A controlled, double-blind study. Gaw AC, Chang LW, Shaw L-C
 

PAIN, BACK:
 

Pain 2002 Mar;96(1-2):189-96 Acupuncture treatment of chronic low-back pain- a randomized, blinded, placebo-controolled trial with 9-month follow-up. Leibing E, Leonhardt U, Koster G, Goerlitz A, Rosenfeldt JA, Hilgers R, Ramadori G.

Complement Ther Med 2001 Sep;9(3):154-66 Variation in diagnosis and treatment of chronic low back pain by traditional Chinese medicine acupuncturists. Hogeboom C J, Sherman K J, Cherkin D C.

Spine 2001 Jul 1;26(13):1418-24 Lessons from a trial of acupuncture and massage for low back pain: patient expectations and treatment effects. Kalauokalani D, Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Koepsell TD, Deyo RA.

South Med J 2001 May;94(5):486-92 Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: diagnosis and treatment patterns among acupuncturists evaluating the same patient. Kalauokalani D, Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC.

Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 161, No. 8, April 23, 2001 Randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, and self-care education for chronic low back pain. Cherkin DC, Eisenberg D, Sherman KJ, Barlow W, Kaptchuk TJ, Street J, Deyo RA

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;2:CD001351 Acupuncture for low back pain. Tulder MW va, Cherkin DC, Berman B, Lao L, Koes BW

Pain 2000 May 1;86(1-2):119-132 Teasing apart quality and validity in systematic reviews: an example from acupuncture trials in chronic neck and back pain. Smith LA, Oldman AD, McQuay HJ, Moore RA

Spine 1999 Jun 1;24(11):1113-23 The effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of acute and chronic low back pain. A systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group. van Tulder MW, Cherkin DC, Berman B, Lao L, Koes BW

N Engl J Med 1990 Jun 7;322(23):1627-34 A controlled trial of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and exercise for chronic low back pain. Deyo RA, Walsh NE, Martin DC, Schoenfeld LS, Ramamurthy S

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1990 Feb;69(1):6-10 Can trials of physical treatments be blinded? The example of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic pain. Deyo RA, Walsh NE, Schoenfeld LS, Ramamurthy S

Am J Med 1983 Jan;74(1):49-55 Acupuncture treatment of chronic back pain. A double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Mendelson G, Selwood TS, Kranz H, Loh TS, Kidson MA, Scott DS
 

PAIN, CHRONIC:
 

Clin J Pain 2001 Dec;17(4 Suppl):S105-13 Acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and laser therapy in chronic pain. Fargas-Babjak A.

Pain 2000 Jun 1;86(3):217-225 Is acupuncture effective for the treatment of chronic pain? A systematic review. Ezzo J, Berman B, Hadhazy VA, Jadad AR, Lao L, Singh BB

Pain 2000 May 1;86(1-2):119-132 Teasing apart quality and validity in systematic reviews: an example from acupuncture trials in chronic neck and back pain. Smith LA, Oldman AD, McQuay HJ, Moore RA

Jpn J Physiol 2000 Feb;50(1):133-140 Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Controls in Anti-Nociception Produced by Acupuncture and Moxibustion on Trigeminal Caudalis Neurons in Rats.

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2000 Jan;29(1):17-21 Acupuncture and chronic pain management. Lee TL

J Clin Epidemiol 1990;43(11):1191-1199 Acupuncture and chronic pain: a criteria-based meta-analysis. ter Riet G, Kleijnen J, Knipschild P

JAMA 1975 Jun 16;232(11):1133-1135 Treatment of chronic pain with acupuncture. Lee PK, Anderson TW, Modell JH, Saga SA
 

PAIN, HEADACHE:
 

J Intern Med 2003 Feb;253(2):181-188 Acupuncture versus placebo versus sumatriptan for early treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized controlled trial. Melchart D, Thormaehlen J, Hager S, Liao J, Linde K, Weidenhammer W.

Cephalalgia 2001 Jul;21(6):637-642 Needle acupuncture in tension-type headache: a randomized, placebo-controlled study. Karst M, Reinhard M, Thum P, Wiese B, Rollnik J, Fink M.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001;1:CD001218 Acupuncture for idiopathic headache (Cochrane Review). Melchart D, Linde K, Fischer P, Berman B, White A, Vickers A, Allais G.

Clin J Pain 2000 Dec;16(4):334-9 Acupuncture in headache: a critical review. Manias P, Tagaris G, Karageorgiou K

Pain 2000 Nov 1;88(2):199-203 Pressure pain threshold and needle acupuncture in chronic tension-type headache - a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Karst M, Rollnik JD, Fink M, Reinhard M, Piepenbrock S

Headache 2000 May;40(5):397-8 Acute intracranial hemorrhage caused by acupuncture. Choo DC, Yue G

Cephalalgia 1999 Nov;19(9):779-86; discussion 765 Acupuncture for recurrent headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Melchart D, Linde K, Fischer P, White A, Allais G, Vickers A, Berman B

Pain 1992 Mar;48(3):325-9 Traditional Chinese acupuncture in tension-type headache: a controlled study. Tavola T, Gala C, Conte G, Invernizzi G

Pain 1985 Jan;21(1):35-42 The effects of acupuncture versus placebo in the treatment of headache. Dowson DI, Lewith GT, Machin D
 

PAIN, DUE TO HIV:
 

JAMA 1998 Nov 11;280(18):1590-5 Acupuncture and amitriptyline for pain due to HIV-related peripheral neuropathy: a randomized controlled trial. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS. Shlay JC, Chaloner K, Max MB, Flaws B, Reichelderfer P, Wentworth D, Hillman S, Brizz B, Cohn DL.
 

PAIN, IDIOPATHIC PAIN DISORDER
 

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 1992 Oct;36(7):637-42 Is acupuncture an alternative in idiopathic pain disorder? Thomas M, Arner S, Lundeberg T
 

PAIN, ISCHEMIC:
 

Clin J Pain 2000 Sep;16(3):255-64 Effect of acupuncture upon experimentally induced ischemic pain: a sham-controlled single-blind study. Barlas P, Lowe AS, Walsh DM, Baxter GD, Allen JM
 

PAIN, MUSCULOSKELETAL:
 

J Rheumatol 1978;5(2):121-124 A controlled trial of the theory of acupuncture in musculoskeletal pain. Godfrey CM, Morgan P
 

PAIN. MYOFASCIAL:
 

J Orofac Pain 2002 Winter;16(1):71-6 Acupuncture and sham acupuncture reduce muscle pain in myofascial pain patients. Goddard G, Karibe H, McNeill C, Villafuerte E.

Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 1999 Sep;13(3):427-36 Is fibromyalgia a distinct clinical entity? Historical and epidemiological evidence. Wessely S, Hotopf M

J Orofac Pain 1997 Fall;11(4):307-14 The efficacy of dry needling and procaine in the treatment of myofascial pain in the jaw muscles. McMillan AS, Nolan A, Kelly PJ

Med Hypotheses 1986 Apr;19(4):397-402 Acupuncture and myofascial pain: treatment failure after administration of tricyclic antidepressants. Biedermann HJ, Lapeer GL, Mauri M, McGhie A
 

PAIN, NECK:
 

Complement Ther Med 2003 Dec;10(4):217-22 Relief of chronic neck and shoulder pain by manual acupuncture to tender points-a sham-controlled randomized trial. Nabeta T, Kawakita K.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;2:CD000961 Physical medicine modalities for mechanical neck disorders. Gross AR, Aker PD, Goldsmith CH, Peloso P

Headache 2000 May;40(5):397-8 Acute intracranial hemorrhage caused by acupuncture. Choo DC, Yue G

Pain 2000 May 1;86(1-2):119-132 Teasing apart quality and validity in systematic reviews: an example from acupuncture trials in chronic neck and back pain. Smith LA, Oldman AD, McQuay HJ, Moore RA

Scand J Rehabil Med 1999 Sep;31(3):139-52 A critical analysis of randomised clinical trials on neck pain and treatment efficacy. A review of the literature. Kjellman GV, Skargren EI, Oberg BE

Rheumatology (Oxford) 1999 Feb;38(2):143-7 A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain. White AR, Ernst E

Br J Rheumatol 1986 Aug;25(3):271-275 A controlled study of acupuncture in neck pain. Petrie JP, Hazleman BL
 

PAIN, POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA:
 

Fam Pract 1996 Feb;13(1):84-91 Treatments for postherpetic neuralgia--a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.Volmink J, Lancaster T, Gray S, Silagy C
 

PAIN, POSTOPERATIVE:

Anesth Analg 2003 Feb;96(2):493-7, table of contents Minute sphere acupressure does not reduce postoperative pain or morphine consumption. Sakurai M, Suleman MI, Morioka N, Akca O, Sessler DI.

Minerva Anestesiol 2002 Apr;68(4):147-51 Acupuncture. A useful complement of anesthesia? Akca O, Sessler DI

Pain 1991 Mar;44(3):241-247 Increased postoperative pain and consumption of analgesics following acupuncture. Ekblom A, Hansson P, Thomsson M, Thomas M
 

PAIN, POSTTRAUMATIC PAIN SYNDROME:
 

Acta Orthop Belg 1999 Jun;65(2):197-201 Acupuncture in the treatment of posttraumatic pain syndrome. Korpan MI, Dezu Y, Schneider B, Leitha T, Fialka-Moser V
 

PMS (PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME):
 

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001 Jul;185(1):227-35 Complementary/alternative therapies for premenstrual syndrome: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Stevinson C, Ernst E.
 

PSORIASIS:
 

Acta Derm Venereol 1997 Mar;77(2):154-6 A controlled trial of acupuncture in psoriasis: no convincing effect. Jerner B, Skogh M, Vahlquist A
 

SLEEP DISORDERS:
 

Z Klin Psychol Psychopathol Psychother 1985;33(2):161-72 [Effectiveness of acupuncture and attitude-relaxation training in the treatment of primary sleep disorders]. [Article in German] Becker-Carus C, Heyden T, Kelle A
 

STRESS, MENTAL:
 

Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2001 May;280(5):R1462-8 Acupuncture effects on reflex responses to mental stress in humans. Middlekauff HR, Yu JL, Hui K.
 

STROKE:
 

Acupuncture for Subacute Stroke Rehabilitation: A Sham-Controlled, Subject- and Assessor-Blind, Randomized Trial. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:2026-2031. Jongbae Park, KMD, PhD; Adrian R. White, MA, BM, BCh, MD; Martin A. James, MD, FRCP; Anthony G. Hemsley, MRCP; Paul Johnson, MRCP; John Chambers, MRCP; Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPEd

Stroke 2002 Nov;33(11):2604-19 Does acupuncture improve motor recovery after stroke? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sze FK, Wong E, Or KK, Lau J, Woo J.

J Neurol 2001 Jul;248(7):558-63 Effectiveness of acupuncture for stroke: a systematic review. Park J, Hopwood V, White AR, Ernst E.

Wien Med Wochenschr 1996;146(21-22):556-8 Acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in stroke rehabilitation? Ernst E, White AR
 

TINNITUS:
 

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2000 Apr;126(4):489-92 Efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus: a systematic review. Park J, White AR, Ernst E

Ugeskr Laeger 1999 Jan 25;161(4):424-9 [The effect of traditional Chinese acupuncture on severe tinnitus. A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study with an open therapeutic surveillance]. [Article in Danish] Nielsen OJ, Moller K, Jorgensen KE

Br J Audiol 1998 Jun;32(3):197-204 Effect of traditional Chinese acupuncture on severe tinnitus: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical investigation with open therapeutic control. Vilholm OJ, Moller K, Jorgensen K
 

VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE:
 

Am J Chin Med 1993;21(2):119-31 A comparison of the traditional Chinese versus transpositional zangfu organ association acupoint locations in the horse. Panzer RB

Can J Vet Res 1989 Apr;53(2):239-43 Electroacupuncture in the treatment of chronic lameness in horses and ponies: a controlled clinical trial. Steiss JE, White NA, Bowen JM

Am J Vet Res 1988 Oct;49(10):1708-12 Cardiovascular effects of acupuncture stimulation at point Governing Vessel 26 in halothane-anesthetized ponies. Dill SG, Gleed R, Matthews NS, Erb HN, Miller TK
 



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