Ted Kaptchuk

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Division of Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:374-83. 2002
  2. pmc The power of context: reconceptualizing the placebo effect
    Franklin G Miller
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, USA
    J R Soc Med 101:222-5. 2008
  3. pmc The impact of placebo, psychopathology, and expectations on the response to acupuncture needling in patients with chronic low back pain
    Ajay Darsh Wasan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 11:555-63. 2010
  4. pmc Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15591. 2010
  5. pmc Placebos in 19th century medicine: a quantitative analysis of the BMJ
    Jacqueline E Raicek
    Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 345:e8326. 2012
  6. pmc Imaging the functional connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment
    Carolyn E Zyloney
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, USA
    Mol Pain 6:80. 2010
  7. pmc Placebo studies and ritual theory: a comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture and biomedical healing
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:1849-58. 2011
  8. pmc Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02215 USA
    BMJ 332:391-7. 2006
  9. pmc Effect of interpretive bias on research evidence
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Harvard Medical School, Osher Institute, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 326:1453-5. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Do "placebo responders" exist?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:587-95. 2008

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Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Division of Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:374-83. 2002
    ..Acupuncture may stimulate gene expression of neuropeptides. The training and provision of acupuncture care in the United States are rapidly expanding...
  2. pmc The power of context: reconceptualizing the placebo effect
    Franklin G Miller
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, USA
    J R Soc Med 101:222-5. 2008
  3. pmc The impact of placebo, psychopathology, and expectations on the response to acupuncture needling in patients with chronic low back pain
    Ajay Darsh Wasan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 11:555-63. 2010
    ..Psychiatric comorbidity does not significantly impact acupuncture or placebo acupuncture analgesia in CLBP. It does not affect the positive impact of expectations on reported pain relief from real acupuncture...
  4. pmc Placebos without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e15591. 2010
    ..We tested whether open-label placebo (non-deceptive and non-concealed administration) is superior to a no-treatment control with matched patient-provider interactions in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  5. pmc Placebos in 19th century medicine: a quantitative analysis of the BMJ
    Jacqueline E Raicek
    Program in Placebo Studies and Therapeutic Encounter, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 345:e8326. 2012
    ..To provide the first quantitative data on the use of the term "placebo" in the 19th century...
  6. pmc Imaging the functional connectivity of the Periaqueductal Gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment
    Carolyn E Zyloney
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, USA
    Mol Pain 6:80. 2010
    ..Given the PAG's important role in mediating acupuncture analgesia, in this study we investigated functional connectivity with the area of the PAG we previously identified and how that connectivity was affected by genuine and sham EA...
  7. pmc Placebo studies and ritual theory: a comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture and biomedical healing
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:1849-58. 2011
    ..Placebo effects are often described as 'non-specific'; the analysis presented here suggests that placebo effects are the 'specific' effects of healing rituals...
  8. pmc Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02215 USA
    BMJ 332:391-7. 2006
    ..To investigate whether a sham device (a validated sham acupuncture needle) has a greater placebo effect than an inert pill in patients with persistent arm pain...
  9. pmc Effect of interpretive bias on research evidence
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Harvard Medical School, Osher Institute, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 326:1453-5. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Do "placebo responders" exist?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:587-95. 2008
    ..Finally, this paper proposes one model to rigorously investigate the stability of placebo responses...
  11. pmc Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 336:999-1003. 2008
    ..To assess the relative magnitude of these components...
  12. pmc "Maybe I made up the whole thing": placebos and patients' experiences in a randomized controlled trial
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 33:382-411. 2009
    ..g. expectancy, hope, conditioning, anxiety reduction, report bias, symbolic work, narrative and embodiment--provides an inadequate model to explain its salubrious benefits...
  13. pmc Recent clinical trials of acupuncture in the West: responses from the practitioners
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Chin J Integr Med 16:197-203. 2010
    ..The paper also looks at recent neuroimaging experiments on acupuncture that may point to some worthwhile new avenues of investigation. Finally, the Euro-American health care policy consequences of these recent RCTs are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Advancing acupuncture research
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 11:40-5. 2005
    ..To illustrate how this proposal may fundamentally change acupuncture research, we present diabetic neuropathy as a particularly interesting model because of its complex heterogeneous pathophysiology...
  15. pmc A functional magnetic resonance imaging study on the neural mechanisms of hyperalgesic nocebo effect
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard Medical School Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Neurosci 28:13354-62. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we found evidence that nocebo hyperalgesia may be predominantly produced through an affective-cognitive pain pathway (medial pain system), and the left hippocampus may play an important role in this process...
  16. ncbi request reprint Experiences of acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Claire A McManus
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:533-8. 2007
    ..This paper describes the experiences of 8 licensed acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial (RCT). This information is important to the design and conduct of high-quality trials...
  17. ncbi request reprint Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design
    Lisa A Conboy
    Osher Institute, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22A, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:123-34. 2006
    ..quot; The trial also uses an innovative combination of quantitative and qualitative methods...
  18. ncbi request reprint A systematic study of acupuncture practice: acupoint usage in an outpatient setting in Beijing, China
    Vitaly Napadow
    Athinoula A Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Complement Ther Med 12:209-16. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes
    Gloria Y Yeh
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:1277-94. 2003
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the published literature on the efficacy and safety of herbal therapies and vitamin/mineral supplements for glucose control in patients with diabetes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Advising patients who seek complementary and alternative medical therapies for cancer
    Wendy A Weiger
    Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:889-903. 2002
    ..This strategy allows the development of an approach for providing responsible, evidence-based, patient-centered advice to persons with cancer who seek CAM therapies...
  21. ncbi request reprint The association between psychopathology and placebo analgesia in patients with discogenic low back pain
    Ajay D Wasan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02467, USA
    Pain Med 7:217-28. 2006
    ..We previously found that psychopathology is associated with increased placebo analgesia in this patient group...
  22. pmc An fMRI study on the interaction and dissociation between expectation of pain relief and acupuncture treatment
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Neuroimage 47:1066-76. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that as a peripheral-central modulation, acupuncture needle stimulation may inhibit incoming noxious stimuli; while as a top-down modulation, expectancy (placebo) may work through the emotional circuit...
  23. ncbi request reprint Correlated change in upper limb function and motor cortex activation after verum and sham acupuncture in patients with chronic stroke
    Judith D Schaechter
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:527-32. 2007
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  24. doi request reprint Acupuncture de qi, from qualitative history to quantitative measurement
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:1059-70. 2007
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  25. ncbi request reprint The relationship between social factors and attitudes toward conventional and CAM practitioners
    Lisa Conboy
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22A, Second Floor West, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 13:146-57. 2007
    ..Some researchers theorize a relationship between social factors and attitudes toward providers, with CAM being more attractive to socially and economically marginalized groups...
  26. ncbi request reprint Two styles of acupuncture for treating painful diabetic neuropathy--a pilot randomised control trial
    Andrew C Ahn
    Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Acupunct Med 25:11-7. 2007
    ..The TCM style improved nerve sensation according to quantitative sensory testing while the Japanese style had a more equivocal effect. No evident changes were observed in glucose control or heart rate variability in either group...
  27. doi request reprint Challenges inherent to t'ai chi research: part I--t'ai chi as a complex multicomponent intervention
    Peter M Wayne
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:95-102. 2008
    ....
  28. pmc Patient expectations as predictors of outcome in patients with acute low back pain
    Samuel S Myers
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:148-53. 2008
    ..Few studies have evaluated the association between patient expectations for recovery and clinical outcomes, and no study has evaluated whether asking patients to choose their therapy modifies such an association...
  29. ncbi request reprint Functional neuroanatomical investigation of vision-related acupuncture point specificity--a multisession fMRI study
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:38-46. 2009
    ..Given the complexity of acupuncture systems and brain activity, additional work is required to determine whether functional neuroanatomical correlates of acupoint specificity can be validated by means of brain imaging tools...
  30. ncbi request reprint Placebo analgesia: findings from brain imaging studies and emerging hypotheses
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA
    Rev Neurosci 18:173-90. 2007
    ..The literature suggests that multiple brain regions, including the anterior cingulate cortex, anterior insula, prefrontal cortex and periaqueductal grey, play a pivotal role in these processes...
  31. pmc Patient and practitioner influences on the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome
    John M Kelley
    Psychology Department, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:789-97. 2009
    ..To determine whether placebo responses can be explained by characteristics of the patient, the practitioner, or their interpersonal interaction...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sham acupuncture devices--practical advice for researchers
    Claire A McManus
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Acupunct Med 25:36-40. 2007
    ..We also report our experience with the sham needle in neuroimaging experiments where the magnetic machinery poses considerable challenges for acupuncture research...
  33. ncbi request reprint Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China
    Vitaly Napadow
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02129, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:565-72. 2004
    ..This study quantifies and compares patient characteristics in outpatient acupuncture...
  34. ncbi request reprint Challenges inherent to t'ai chi research: part II-defining the intervention and optimal study design
    Peter M Wayne
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:191-7. 2008
    ....
  35. pmc Expectancy and treatment interactions: a dissociation between acupuncture analgesia and expectancy evoked placebo analgesia
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Neuroimage 45:940-9. 2009
    ..Our results also suggest that the brain network involved in expectancy may vary under different treatment situations (verum and sham acupuncture treatment)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Can words hurt? Patient-provider interactions during invasive procedures
    Elvira V Lang
    Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 02215 Boston, MA, USA
    Pain 114:303-9. 2005
    ..This conclusion has implications for the training in medical communication skills and suggests the need for randomized trials testing different patient-practioner interactions...
  37. doi request reprint The impact of psychological factors on placebo responses in a randomized controlled trial comparing sham device to dummy pill
    Suzanne M Bertisch
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:14-9. 2009
    ..To explore to what extent psychological factors such as expectation, depression, anxiety and belief in alternative medicine impact placebo response and differential responses to separate placebo interventions...
  38. pmc Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS patients: a prospective assessment
    Maria C F Passos
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:912-9. 2009
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  39. ncbi request reprint The placebo effect in alternative medicine: can the performance of a healing ritual have clinical significance?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:817-25. 2002
    ..nonspecific psychosocial effects have more positive health outcomes than a proven, specific conventional treatment? What makes therapy legitimate, positive clinical outcomes or culturally acceptable methods of attainment? Who decides?..
  40. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the effects of ginseng on cardiovascular risk factors
    Catherine Buettner
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215 3325, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 40:83-95. 2006
    ..To examine the evidence for the efficacy of ginseng (Panax spp.) on cardiovascular risk factors, including blood pressure, lipid profiles, and blood glucose, and to summarize reported cardiovascular adverse events...
  41. pmc Group analysis versus individual response: the inferential limits of randomized controlled trials
    John M Kelley
    Psychology Department, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 31:423-8. 2010
    ..Using data from a recent RCT, we illustrate the problem and detail its negative effects for research and clinical practice. Finally, we suggest strategies for minimizing these negative effects...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic determinants of the utilization of specific types of complementary and alternative medicine: an analysis based on a nationally representative survey sample
    Lisa Conboy
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:977-94. 2005
    ..CAMs make up a heterogeneous group of practices. Although it is well established that sociodemographic factors impact the use of conventional medicine, it is unclear which, if any, influence the use of particular types of CAM...
  43. ncbi request reprint Development of a Chinese medicine assessment measure: an interdisciplinary approach using the delphi method
    Rosa N Schnyer
    New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:1005-13. 2005
    ..The diagnostic framework and clinical reasoning process in Chinese medicine emphasizes the contextual and qualitative nature of a patient's illness. Chinese medicine assessment data may help interpret clinical outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA
    J Neurosci 26:381-8. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that placebo analgesia may be configured through multiple brain pathways and mechanisms...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neural activities in human somatosensory cortical areas evoked by acupuncture stimulation
    Seung Schik Yoo
    Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    Complement Ther Med 15:247-54. 2007
    ..To investigate neural representation evoked by acupuncture from human somatosensory cortices, especially from primary (SI) and secondary (SII) somatosensory areas...
  46. pmc Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: an analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome patients
    Siu Ping Chin Feman
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:241-51. 2008
    ..The iterative use of the efficacy index during a recruitment campaign may be helpful to calibrate and focus on the most effective recruitment methods...
  47. ncbi request reprint Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of static magnets for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: results of a pilot study
    Peter M Wolsko
    Division for Research and Education, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 10:36-43. 2004
    ..Outpatient clinical studies of magnet therapy, a complementary therapy commonly used to treat osteoarthritis (OA), have been limited by the absence of a credible placebo control...
  48. pmc Which patients improve: characteristics increasing sensitivity to a supportive patient-practitioner relationship
    Lisa Ann Conboy
    Harvard Medical School, Osher Research Center, Boston, MA United States
    Soc Sci Med 70:479-84. 2010
    ..These results converge with the results of the parent trial, implicating the importance of the social world in healing...
  49. doi request reprint Mirror, mirror on the wall: placebo effects that exist only in the eye of the beholder
    John M Kelley
    Department of Psychology, Endicott College and Harvard Medical School, Beverly, MA, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 15:292-8. 2009
    ..This result is used a heuristic to more clearly define the components of the placebo response...
  50. ncbi request reprint Viewpoint: what is the best and most ethical model for the relationship between mainstream and alternative medicine: opposition, integration, or pluralism?
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Acad Med 80:286-90. 2005
    ..Pluralism encourages cooperation, research, and open communication and respect between practitioners despite the possible existence of honest disagreement, and preserves the integrity of each of the treatment systems involved...
  51. pmc Heavy metal and pesticide content in commonly prescribed individual raw Chinese Herbal Medicines
    Eric S J Harris
    Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sci Total Environ 409:4297-305. 2011
    ....
  52. pmc Placebo response of non-pharmacological and pharmacological trials in major depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Andre Russowsky Brunoni
    Berenson Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4824. 2009
    ..We proposed to assess placebo responses in two categories of MDD trials: pharmacological (antidepressant drugs) and non-pharmacological (device- rTMS) trials...
  53. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medical therapies: implications for medical education
    Miriam S Wetzel
    Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Suite 612, Boston, MA 02115
    Ann Intern Med 138:191-6. 2003
    ..It offers practical suggestions for finding time in an already packed curriculum, getting started, including faculty and students in the process, and sustaining the initiative with the necessary administrative and institutional support...
  54. pmc Challenges and recommendations for placebo controls in randomized trials in physical and rehabilitation medicine: a report of the international placebo symposium working group
    Felipe Fregni
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 89:160-72. 2010
    ..The current article represents the consensus report from the working group...
  55. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:463-72. 2002
    ..Despite growing popularity of complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the patients seen by CAM practitioners. Our objective was to describe the patients and problems seen by CAM practitioners...
  56. pmc Prescribing "placebo treatments": results of national survey of US internists and rheumatologists
    Jon C Tilburt
    Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    BMJ 337:a1938. 2008
    ..To describe the attitudes and behaviours regarding placebo treatments, defined as a treatment whose benefits derive from positive patient expectations and not from the physiological mechanism of the treatment itself...
  57. doi request reprint Southampton needle sensation questionnaire: development and validation of a measure to gauge acupuncture needle sensation
    Peter White
    School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 14:373-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to generate and validate a new sensation questionnaire, that was able to discriminate between pain and deqi, taking into account patient experience and expert opinions...
  58. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for upper-extremity rehabilitation in chronic stroke: a randomized sham-controlled study
    Peter M Wayne
    Research Department, New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:2248-55. 2005
    ..To compare the effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture with sham acupuncture on upper-extremity (UE) function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with chronic hemiparesis from stroke...
  59. ncbi request reprint Developing a research strategy for acupuncture
    George T Lewith
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Clin J Pain 22:632-8. 2006
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  60. ncbi request reprint Yin scores and yang scores: A new method for quantitative diagnostic evaluation in traditional Chinese medicine research
    Helene M Langevin
    University of Vermont General Clinical Research Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care, USA Helene Langevin uvm edu
    J Altern Complement Med 10:389-95; discussion 387. 2004
    ..This method aims to classify subjects into groups allowing future quantitative testing of key research questions such as: do different groups of patients respond differently to acupuncture treatments or Chinese herb formulas?..
  61. ncbi request reprint Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture: building grants management infrastructure
    Peter M Wayne
    New England School of Acupuncture NESA, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 14:56-64. 2008
    ..We highlight initiatives that have been successful, challenges we have encountered, and lessons we learned that may be relevant to other CAM institutions that may wish to develop a research program...
  62. doi request reprint Acupuncture for treatment of persistent arm pain due to repetitive use: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Rose H Goldman
    Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, UK
    Clin J Pain 24:211-8. 2008
    ..To compare true and sham acupuncture in their abilities to relieve arm pain and improve arm function in individuals with arm pain due to repetitive use...
  63. ncbi request reprint Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture through faculty and student research training initiatives
    Peter M Wayne
    New England School of Acupuncture NESA, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 14:52-8. 2008
    ..We discuss successes and challenges encountered in developing and administering these initiatives and the overall impact they have had on research culture and productivity at NESA...
  64. pmc Informing participants of allocation to placebo at trial closure: postal survey
    Zelda Di Blasi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
    BMJ 325:1329. 2002
    ..To assess whether and how investigators of placebo controlled randomised trials inform participants of their treatment allocation at trial closure and to assess barriers to feedback...
  65. ncbi request reprint Patient expectations in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials
    David A Stone
    South East European Research Centre, City College, Greece
    J Eval Clin Pract 11:77-84. 2005
    ..To explore participants' experience in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials (RCTs) specifically in relationship to their expectations...
  66. ncbi request reprint A critical overview of homeopathy
    Wayne B Jonas
    Samueli Institute for Information Biology, 121 South Saint Asaph Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:393-9. 2003
    ..Homeopathy deserves an open-minded opportunity to demonstrate its value by using evidence-based principles, but it should not be substituted for proven therapies...
  67. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    JAMA 287:1801; author reply 1801-2. 2002
  68. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic daily headache
    Remy R Coeytaux
    UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC27599 7595, USA
    Headache 45:1113-23. 2005
    ..Approximately 4% of adults experience headaches nearly every day. Nonpharmacologic interventions for frequent headaches may be appropriate because medical management alone is often ineffective...
  69. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology research
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Lancet 360:259. 2002
  70. pmc Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis
    Jon C Tilburt
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 86:594-9. 2008
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  71. ncbi request reprint The effect of Gua Sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue: a pilot study in healthy subjects
    Arya Nielsen
    Beth Israel Medical Center s Continuum Center for Health and Healing, New York, NY, USA
    Explore (NY) 3:456-66. 2007
    ..There are case reports in Western literature but no studies on the physiological effects of Gua Sha...
  72. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and naturopathic physicians
    Daniel C Cherkin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 15:378-90. 2002
    ..Our objective was to describe the characteristics of the four largest groups of licensed CAM providers in the United States and to compare them with the characteristics of conventional physicians...
  73. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    JAMA 291:2193; author reply 2193-4. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint Can Tai Chi improve vestibulopathic postural control?
    Peter M Wayne
    Research Department, New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:142-52. 2004
    ..To evaluate the rationale and scientific support for Tai Chi as an intervention for vestibulopathy and to offer recommendations for future studies...
  75. ncbi request reprint Standardization of individualized treatments in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation
    Rosa N Schnyer
    J Altern Complement Med 12:106-9. 2006
  76. pmc Deception of subjects in neuroscience: an ethical analysis
    Franklin G Miller
    Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 1156, USA
    J Neurosci 28:4841-3. 2008
  77. pmc Sham procedures and the ethics of clinical trials
    Franklin G Miller
    Department of Clinical Bioethics, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health Building 10, Room 1C118, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
    J R Soc Med 97:576-8. 2004

Research Grants13

  1. Enhancing the Placebo Effect in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  2. An Integrative Healing Model in IBS
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The Performance Site will be Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School. Key Personnel are Ted Kaptchuk, OMD (PI), Lisa Conboy, ScD, Catherine Kerr, PhD, Eric Jacobson, PhD, Anthony Lembo, MD, Denesh Chitkara, MD, ..
  3. SHAM DEVICE, PILL PLACEBO OR TREATMENT FOR ARM PAIN
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Outcomes in these studies will include assessments of the nature and severity of upper extremity pain, function, grip and pinch strength, and mood. ..
  4. Mentoring and Research in Placebo Studies, Asian Medicine and CAM
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Goal: This proposal requests a Midcareer K24 award to provide Dr. Ted Kaptchuk with protected time to 1) stabilize and expand his mentoring of junior investigators primarily in the domain of placebo studies and secondarily, in Asian ..