Research Updates: acupuncture

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

  1. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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,,


  4. Issue 85

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


  5. Issue 85

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


  6. 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.


  7. Issue 84

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


  8. Issue 84

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


  9. 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


  10. Issue 83

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


  11. 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


  12. Issue 82

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


  13. Issue 81

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


  14. Issue 81

    MACPHERSON and colleagues, Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK,, conducted a survey of professional acupuncturists to obtain infor1


  15. Issue 81

    DONG and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland,, explored the effects of acupuncture on the qualit1


  16. Issue 77

    FINK and colleagues, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany,, tested the viability of a placebo needle designed for use1


  17. Issue 77

    RABL and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vienna, Austria,, evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture given at ter1


  18. Issue 75

    SZE and colleagues, Department of Medicine, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong,, carried out a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial to examine whether acupuncture


  19. Issue 73

    WASHIO and colleagues, Department of Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan evaluated the effects of acupuncture therapy on low back pain and/or knee pain


  20. Issue 71

    MACPHERSON and colleagues, Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York YO24 4EY, Medical Care Research Unit, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Health Economics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffi1


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