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Acupuncture Research

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General

Acupuncture: A Clinical Review. South Med J. 2005 March; 98(3):330-7. Review.

Acupuncture: its use in medicine. West J Med. September, 1999; 171(3): 176–180.

Investigating Acupuncture Using Brain Imaging Techniques: The Current State of Play. eCAM, 2005; 2(3):315-319.

Headache/Migraines

Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomised trial. British Medical Journal, March, 2004; pp. 328:744.

Acupuncture in patients with tension-type headache: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, August 13, 2005; 331: pp. 376-382.

Cost effectiveness analysis of a randomised trial of acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care. British Medical Journal, March, 2004; 328:747. 

Acupuncture beats aspirin for chronic headache. Reuters News, Monay, December 1, 2008.

Acupuncture May Help Tension Headaches. WebMD Health News, July 28, 2005.

Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women. Psychological Science, September, 1998; Vol. 9, No. 5: pp. 397-401.

Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy. Journal of Affective Disorders, November, 2004; 83(1): pp.89-95.

Acupuncture in patients with minor depressive episodes and generalized anxiety. Results of an experimental study. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatry, March, 2000 ; 68(3): pp.137-44.

Acupuncture Calms Mom’s Stress, Anxiety
Acupuncture Makes Moms Less Anxious, Resulting in Less Anxiety in Children. WebMD New,October, 2003.

Wang SM, Kain ZN. Auricular acupuncture: a potential treatment for anxiety. Anesthesia and Analgesia, Feb 2001; 92(2):548-553.

Auricular Acupuncture for Dental Anxiety: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2007;104:295-300.

The Use of Auricular Acupuncture to Reduce Preoperative Anxiety. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2001; 93:1178-1180.

Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clinical Neuroscience, February , 2004; 16:19-28.

Acupuncture for insomnia in pregnancy – a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study. Acupuncture Medicine, 2005; 23: pp. 47-51.

Pain: Fibromyalgia, Back, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee

Improvement in Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Acupuncture: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, June ,2006; vol. 81, no. 6, pp.749-757.

Acupuncture versus placebo for the treatment of chronic mechanical neck pain. A randomized, controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004; 141(12): pp. 911-920.

Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine, February 27, 2006; 166: pp. 450-457.

Acupuncture for Back Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Archives of Internal Mediine, 1998; 158: pp.2235-2241.

Effects of lumbar acupuncture stimulation on blood flow to the sciatic nerve trunk – an exploratory study. Acupuncture in Medicine, 2005; 23: pp. 166-170.

Study: Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain
Patients Report More Pain Relief From Acupuncture Than Conventional Treatment.
WebMD News.

Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. Arch Intern Med. 2006; 166: pp. 450-457.

Effectiveness of acupuncture as adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2004; 141: pp. 901-910.

Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology Advance Access published online on January 10, 2007.

Acupuncture for the alleviation of lateral epicondyle pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology, June 2004; 43(9): pp. 1085-1090.

Hot Flashes

A randomized controlled pilot study of acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flashes: effect on nocturnal hot flashes and sleep quality. Fertility & Sterility, September, 2006; 86(3): pp.700-710.

Pelvic Pain and Prostatitis

A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain. PubMed Central,. February, 2007; doi: 10.1186/1749-8546-2-1.

Acupuncture ameliorates symptoms in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Urology, June, 2003; 61(6):1156-9; discussion 1159.

Allergies, Asthma and Inflammatory Conditions

Acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis: a randomised, sham-controlled trial. The Medical Journal Of Australia, September 2007; 187(6): pp. 1-5.

Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture. Mediators of Inflammation, April, 2003;12(2): pp. 59-69.

Immunomodulatory Effects of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Controlled Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. December, 2000; 6(6): pp.519-525.

Gastro-Intestinal Conditions

Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Chinese Herbal Medicine. JAMA. 1998; 280:1585-1589.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Treatment of Active Crohn’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Study. Digestion 2004;69:pp.131-139.

Acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of ulcerative colitis: A randomized controlled study. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2006, Vol. 41, No. 9, pp. 1056-1063.

Post-Traumatic Stress

Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: June, 2007; Volume 195, Issue 6: pp 504-513.