Research Updates: acupuncture

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 91

    SMITH and CROWTHER, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia,, report on the placebo resp1


  2. Issue 88

    AHADIAN, Center for Pain and Palliative Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla 92093-0924, USA,, describes acupuncture in pain medicine as an integrated approach to the managemen1


  3. Issue 88

    CHANG and colleagues, The Institute of East-West Medicine, New York, NY 10021, USA, review (69 references) the role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility.


  4. Issue 88

    POURESMAIL and IBRAHIMZADEH, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran, describe the effects of acupressure and ibuprofen on the severity of primary dysmenorrhoea.


  5. Issue 88

    WONG and co-workers, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, present a clinical trial of acupuncture for patients with spinal cord injuries.


  6. Issue 87

    XUE and co-workers, The Chinese Medicine Unit, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia,, investigated the effect of acupuncture on seasonal allergic rhinitis in a randomized co1


  7. Issue 87

    ZHU and POLUS, Betta Health Medical Center, Chinese Medicine Unit, Chadstone, Victoria, Australia,, conducted a controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic neck pain.


  8. Issue 87

    WHITE and colleagues, University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, U.K., review (81 references) literature reviews of acupuncture for chronic neck pain to show pitfalls in conducting systematic reviews.


  9. Issue 86

    SZE and colleagues, Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, N.T. Hong Kong, conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in motor reco1


  10. Issue 86

    TARGINO et al., Division of Physical Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Ave. Giovanni Gronchi, 1106 Sao Paulo, Brazil,,


  11. Issue 85

    BIER and co-workers, I.B. Scientific, LLC, 1 Griffith Drive, Durham, NH 03824, USA,, examined auricular acupuncture, education, and smoking cessation .


  12. Issue 85

    FREEDMAN,, carried out an audit of 500 acupuncture patients in general practice .


  13. Issue 85

    GALLAGHER et al., Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721—0068, USA, investigate the six-months relapse rate among women treated with acupuncture for depression.


  14. Issue 84

    KAM and co-workers performed an audit of the effectiveness of acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain in primary health care.


  15. Issue 84

    MACPHERSON and colleagues,, have published the STRICTA recommendations, the ST andards for R eporting I nterventions in


  16. Issue 83

    CECCHERELLI et al., Observatory on Unconventional Medicine, Anesthesiological Unit of the Department of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology, University of Padova, Italy, E:, compared 1


  17. Issue 83

    ALRAEK and BAERHEIM, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Bergen, Norway E:,, describe health changes experienced 1


  18. Issue 83

    WANG and KAIN, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pediatrics and Child Adolescent Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8051, USA, E:, r1


  19. Issue 82

    WHITE and coworkers, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK,, took part in the development of an information leaflet on acupuncture .


  20. Issue 81

    FILSHIE, of the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK,, reviewed (19 references) the use and safety of acupuncture in patient1


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