acupuncture analgesia

Summary

Summary: Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Trigger point acupuncture for treatment of knee osteoarthritis--a preliminary RCT for a pragmatic trial
    Kazunori Itoh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Acupunct Med 26:17-26. 2008
  2. ncbi Acupuncture analgesia: a review of its mechanisms of actions
    Jaung Geng Lin
    Graduate Institute of Chinese Medical Science, China Medical University, Taiwan
    Am J Chin Med 36:635-45. 2008
  3. doi Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia
    Zhi Qi Zhao
    Institute of Neurobiology, Institutes of Brain Science and State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Prog Neurobiol 85:355-75. 2008
  4. pmc A combined [11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia
    Darin D Dougherty
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, Harvard Medical School, MA 02129, USA
    Behav Brain Res 193:63-8. 2008
  5. doi Acupuncture analgesia: I. The scientific basis
    Shu Ming Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Anesth Analg 106:602-10. 2008
  6. ncbi Psychophysical outcomes from a randomized pilot study of manual, electro, and sham acupuncture treatment on experimentally induced thermal pain
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 6:55-64. 2005
  7. ncbi Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review
    A White
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:384-90. 2007
  8. ncbi Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
  9. pmc Traditional Chinese acupuncture and placebo (sham) acupuncture are differentiated by their effects on mu-opioid receptors (MORs)
    Richard E Harris
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neuroimage 47:1077-85. 2009
  10. pmc Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a multicentre, sham-controlled, patient-and observer-blinded, randomised trial
    Heinz G Endres
    Department of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstr 150, D 44801 Bochum, Germany
    J Headache Pain 8:306-14. 2007

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  1. ncbi Trigger point acupuncture for treatment of knee osteoarthritis--a preliminary RCT for a pragmatic trial
    Kazunori Itoh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Acupunct Med 26:17-26. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effects of trigger point acupuncture on pain and quality of life in knee osteoarthritis patients, compared with acupuncture at standard points, and sham acupuncture...
  2. ncbi Acupuncture analgesia: a review of its mechanisms of actions
    Jaung Geng Lin
    Graduate Institute of Chinese Medical Science, China Medical University, Taiwan
    Am J Chin Med 36:635-45. 2008
    The mechanism of acupuncture analgesia (AA) has been widely explored since the 1970s. Early studies investigated the relationship between acupuncture and endogenous opiates (beta-endorphin, enkephalin, endomorphin and dynorphin)...
  3. doi Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia
    Zhi Qi Zhao
    Institute of Neurobiology, Institutes of Brain Science and State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Prog Neurobiol 85:355-75. 2008
    ..During the last decades, our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development...
  4. pmc A combined [11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia
    Darin D Dougherty
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, Harvard Medical School, MA 02129, USA
    Behav Brain Res 193:63-8. 2008
    ..These findings include brain regions within both the lateral and medial pain networks...
  5. doi Acupuncture analgesia: I. The scientific basis
    Shu Ming Wang
    Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Anesth Analg 106:602-10. 2008
    ..In this review article we examine current biophysiological and imaging studies that explore the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia.
  6. ncbi Psychophysical outcomes from a randomized pilot study of manual, electro, and sham acupuncture treatment on experimentally induced thermal pain
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 6:55-64. 2005
    ..This suggests that attributes of the deqi sensation may be useful clinical indicators of effective treatment...
  7. ncbi Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review
    A White
    Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:384-90. 2007
    ..To evaluate the effects of acupuncture on pain and function in patients with chronic knee pain...
  8. ncbi Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Benno Brinkhaus
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite, University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    Arch Intern Med 166:450-7. 2006
    ..Acupuncture is widely used by patients with low back pain, although its effectiveness is unclear. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain...
  9. pmc Traditional Chinese acupuncture and placebo (sham) acupuncture are differentiated by their effects on mu-opioid receptors (MORs)
    Richard E Harris
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Neuroimage 47:1077-85. 2009
    Controversy remains regarding the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia. A prevailing theory, largely unproven in humans, is that it involves the activation of endogenous opioid antinociceptive systems and mu-opioid receptors (MORs)...
  10. pmc Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a multicentre, sham-controlled, patient-and observer-blinded, randomised trial
    Heinz G Endres
    Department of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstr 150, D 44801 Bochum, Germany
    J Headache Pain 8:306-14. 2007
    ..However, the degree to which treatment benefits depend on psychological compared to physiological effects and the degree to which any physiological effects depend on needle placement and insertion depth are unclear...
  11. ncbi The central serotonergic system mediates the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture on ZUSANLI (ST36) acupoints
    Fang Chia Chang
    Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Neurology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan ROC
    J Biomed Sci 11:179-85. 2004
    ..These observations suggest that 5-HT(1A) and 5-HT(3) receptors partially mediate the analgesic effects of EAc, but that the 5-HT(2) receptor is conversely involved in the nociceptive response...
  12. ncbi Relief of chronic neck and shoulder pain by manual acupuncture to tender points--a sham-controlled randomized trial
    T Nabeta
    Meiji School of Oriental Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    Complement Ther Med 10:217-22. 2002
    ..To compare the effects of real acupuncture to tender points for neck and shoulder pain and stiffness (Japanese: katakori) with those of sham acupuncture...
  13. ncbi Review: acupuncture analgesia in clinical trials
    Jaung Geng Lin
    Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, Taiwan
    Am J Chin Med 37:1-18. 2009
    ..Therefore, the real effect of acupuncture can be investigated well. We conclude that acupuncture is a proven treatment for relieving pain. This conclusion is based on specific effects of acupuncture rather than placebo...
  14. doi Role of collagen fibers in acupuncture analgesia therapy on rats
    Xiaojia Yu
    Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Connect Tissue Res 50:110-20. 2009
    ..In this work, the role of collagen fibers at acupoints during acupuncture analgesia on rats was investigated...
  15. ncbi [Relationship between laser acupuncture analgesia and the function of mast cells]
    Ke Cheng
    Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 29:478-83. 2009
    ..To observe the analgesic effects of single-and combined-laser irradiation with low-intensity applied at "Zusanli" (ST 36) in rats, and their relation to degranulation of mast cells...
  16. pmc Acupuncture as analgesia for low back pain, ankle sprain and migraine in emergency departments: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Marc Cohen
    RMIT University Australia PO Box 71 Bundoora, Victoria 3083 Australia
    Trials 12:241. 2011
    ..The current study aims to assess the efficacy of acupuncture for providing effective analgesia to patients presenting with acute low back pain, migraine and ankle sprain at the EDs of four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia...
  17. ncbi [Acupuncture analgesia and the direction, angle and depth of needle insertion]
    Gang Qi Fan
    Department of Brain, Nanjing Hospital of TCM, Nanjing 210001, Jiangsu Province, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 30:965-8. 2010
    Literatures on acupuncture analgesia of the recent 30 years are analyzed through the target pain syndromes, points and tools selected for needling as well as the chosen direction, angle and depth of insertion...
  18. ncbi Immediate effects of dry needling and acupuncture at distant points in chronic neck pain: results of a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled crossover trial
    Dominik Irnich
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D 80336 Munich, Germany
    Pain 99:83-9. 2002
    ..Acupuncture at distant points improves ROM more than DN; DN was ineffective for motion-related pain...
  19. 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
    ..acupuncture groups with different expectancy levels indicates that expectancy can significantly influence acupuncture analgesia for experimental pain...
  20. 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
    ..We believe our study provides brain imaging evidence for the existence of different mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia and expectancy evoked placebo analgesia...
  21. ncbi The short-term effects of acupuncture on myofascial pain patients after clenching
    Yoshi F Shen
    Center for Orofacial Pain, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0768, USA
    Pain Pract 7:256-64. 2007
    ..Short-term pain reduction from acupuncture in chronic myofascial pain subjects was evaluated using an 11-point (0 to 10) numeric rating scale, visual analog scale (VAS), and pain rating of mechanical pressure on the masseter muscle...
  22. pmc Electroacupuncture-induced analgesia in a rat model of ankle sprain pain is mediated by spinal alpha-adrenoceptors
    Sung Tae Koo
    Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
    Pain 135:11-9. 2008
    ..These data suggest that the analgesic effect of EA in ankle sprain pain is, at least in part, mediated by spinal alpha(2)-adrenoceptor mechanisms...
  23. ncbi Individual differences of acupuncture analgesia in humans using cDNA microarray
    Younbyoung Chae
    Department of Oriental Medical Science, Graduate School of East West Medical Science, Gyeunggi do 446 701, Republic of Korea
    J Physiol Sci 56:425-31. 2006
    ..b>Acupuncture analgesia is mediated by the endogenous opioid system, and the analgesic response to acupuncture shows individual ..
  24. doi The cutaneous intrinsic visceral afferent nervous system: a new model for acupuncture analgesia
    Morry Silberstein
    Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, WA, Australia
    J Theor Biol 261:637-42. 2009
    ..In addition to explaining acupuncture and the roles of both Merkel cells and C fiber tactile afferents, the model has greater implications for neuroscience, through the postulation of a new division of the autonomic nervous system...
  25. doi Acupuncture and related techniques for postoperative pain: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Y Sun
    Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Br J Anaesth 101:151-60. 2008
    ..52, 0.81), sedation (RR: 0.78; 95% CI: 0.61, 0.99), pruritus (RR: 0.75; 95% CI: 0.59, 0.96), and urinary retention (RR: 0.29; 95% CI: 0.12, 0.74). Perioperative acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for acute postoperative pain management...
  26. ncbi [Progress of researches on involvement of serotonin in the central nervous system in acupuncture analgesia and other effects]
    Wu bin Hu
    Institute of Acu moxibustion and Meridian, Anhui College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hefei 230038, China
    Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 37:247-51. 2012
    ..review development of researches on the involvement of 5-HT and its receptor subunits in pain perception, acupuncture analgesia, and other effects of acupuncture (anti-depression, weight-reduction, etc.)...
  27. doi Bilateral acupuncture analgesia observed by quantitative sensory testing in healthy volunteers
    Philip M Lang
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Munich LMU, Munich, Germany
    Anesth Analg 110:1448-56. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluated the immediate effects of different types of acupuncture on thermal, mechanical, and vibratory sensory thresholds...
  28. ncbi [Effects of electroacupuncture at different acupoints on the pain behavior and NMDA receptor 2 B subunit mRNA and protein expression and phosphorylation level in the cervical spinal cord in rats with thyroid regional pain]
    Yong hui Gao
    Institute of Acu moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
    Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 34:376-82. 2009
    ....
  29. ncbi Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review
    J Ezzo
    Project Lead, Washington, DC, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 44:819-25. 2001
    ..Future research should define an optimal acupuncture treatment, measure quality of life, and assess acupuncture combined with other modalities...
  30. ncbi Acupuncture treatment of chronic low-back pain -- a randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled trial with 9-month follow-up
    Eric Leibing
    Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Georg August University Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
    Pain 96:189-96. 2002
    ..The trial demonstrated a placebo effect of traditional acupuncture in chronic LBP...
  31. ncbi The effect of Ting point (tendinomuscular meridians) electroacupuncture on thermal pain: a model for studying the neuronal mechanism of acupuncture analgesia
    Albert Leung
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:653-61. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi [Roles of ventrolateral orbital cortex in pain modulation and acupuncture analgesia]
    Chao Ling Qu
    Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Xi an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Xi an, China
    Sheng Li Ke Xue Jin Zhan 39:297-301. 2008
    ..VLO plays an important role in acupuncture analgesia. In this review we summarized the roles of ventrolateral orbital cortex in pain modulation and acupuncture ..
  33. ncbi Effect of acupuncture treatment on chronic neck and shoulder pain in sedentary female workers: a 6-month and 3-year follow-up study
    Dong He
    Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
    Pain 109:299-307. 2004
    ..05) which contrasts the situation for CG. Adequate acupuncture treatment may reduce chronic pain in the neck and shoulders and related headache. The effect lasted for 3 years...
  34. doi Acupuncture management of pain and emergence agitation in children after bilateral myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion
    Yuan Chi Lin
    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 19:1096-101. 2009
    ..To further investigate the effect of acupuncture in postoperative pain and emergence agitation in children undergoing bilateral myringotomy and tympanostomy tube (BMT) placement...
  35. pmc The effect of acupuncture duration on analgesia and peripheral sensory thresholds
    Albert Y Leung
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 8:18. 2008
    ..To obtain mechanistically and clinically important information regarding EA analgesia, this current prospective cross-over study assesses the effects of EA duration on analgesia and thermal sensory thresholds in the TMM treatment model...
  36. doi The thalamic nucleus submedius and ventrolateral orbital cortex are involved in nociceptive modulation: a novel pain modulation pathway
    Jing Shi Tang
    Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Key Laboratory of Environment and Genes Related to Diseases, Ministry of Education, Xi an Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Yanta Road W 76, Xi an, Shaanxi 710061, PR China
    Prog Neurobiol 89:383-9. 2009
    ..This review describes these findings, which provide important new insights into the roles of the thalamus and cerebral cortex in descending pain modulation...
  37. ncbi Is acupuncture analgesia an expectancy effect? Preliminary evidence based on participants' perceived assignments in two placebo-controlled trials
    R Barker Bausell
    University of Maryland School of Nursing, USA
    Eval Health Prof 28:9-26. 2005
    ..These results also support the importance of both employing credible controls for the placebo effect in clinical trials and evaluating the credibility of those controls...
  38. ncbi Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Y D Kwon
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, 25 Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:1331-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in peripheral joint osteoarthritis (OA)...
  39. ncbi Mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia: effective therapy for musculoskeletal pain?
    Roland Staud
    University of Florida, PO Box 100221, D2 39, Gainesville, FL 32610 0221, USA
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 9:473-81. 2007
    ..Furthermore, it appears that some forms of AP are more effective for providing analgesia than others. Particularly, electro-AP seems best to activate powerful opioid and non-opioid analgesic mechanisms...
  40. doi Acupuncture analgesia: II. Clinical considerations
    Shu Ming Wang
    Center for Advancement of Perioperative Health, Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Anesth Analg 106:611-21, table of contents. 2008
    ..In this review, we critically examined peer-reviewed clinical studies evaluating the analgesic properties of acupuncture modalities...
  41. ncbi [Neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia]
    D Irnich
    Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, Schmerzambulanz, Klinikum Grosshadern der Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany
    Schmerz 16:93-102. 2002
    ..The transferability of the results into practice and theory of traditional acupuncture are critically discussed...
  42. ncbi Acupuncture and endorphins
    Ji Sheng Han
    Neuroscience Research Institute, Peking University and Key Laboratory of Neuroscience Peking University, Ministry of Education, 38 Xue Yuan Road, Beijing 100083, PR China
    Neurosci Lett 361:258-61. 2004
    ..This finding has been verified in clinical studies in patients with various kinds of chronic pain including low back pain and diabetic neuropathic pain...
  43. ncbi Evidence from RCTs on optimal acupuncture treatment for knee osteoarthritis--an exploratory review
    Jorge Vas
    Pain Treatment Unit, Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, Spain
    Acupunct Med 25:29-35. 2007
    ..The many variables in a study are likely to be more tightly controlled in a single centre study than in multicentre studies...
  44. ncbi Scientific bases of acupuncture analgesia
    Xiaoding Cao
    National Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Institute of Acupuncture Research WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Acupunct Electrother Res 27:1-14. 2002
    The present paper was to review the physiological bases of acupuncture analgesia (AA) on normal subjects, patients, and animals. Effect of acupuncture on pain perception in normal subjects was studied and compared with sham acupuncture...
  45. ncbi 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...
  46. ncbi 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...
  47. ncbi Acupuncture and sham acupuncture reduce muscle pain in myofascial pain patients
    Greg Goddard
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Nippon Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
    J Orofac Pain 16:71-6. 2002
    ....
  48. ncbi Acupuncture analgesia in a new rat model of ankle sprain pain
    Sung Tae Koo
    Marine Biomedical Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 1069, USA
    Pain 99:423-31. 2002
    The lack of suitable experimental animal models for persistent pain showing clear acupuncture analgesia, has been the major stumbling block in the investigation of the physiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia...
  49. ncbi The correlated network of acupuncture effect: a functional connectivity study
    Wei Qin
    Institute of Automy, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:480-3. 2006
    ..We conclude that the default endogenous analgesia functional network exists in human brain at a low level, and it could be increased to a higher level by acupuncture modulation...
  50. ncbi Relations between brain network activation and analgesic effect induced by low vs. high frequency electrical acupoint stimulation in different subjects: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Wei Ting Zhang
    Neuroscience Research Institute, Peking University, 38 Xue Yuan Rd, Beijing 100083, China
    Brain Res 982:168-78. 2003
    ....
  51. ncbi Acupuncture and arthroscopic acromioplasty
    Barbara Gilbertson
    Klamath Pain Clinic, Klamath Falls, OR 9760, USA
    J Orthop Res 21:752-8. 2003
    ....
  52. ncbi Acupuncture analgesia and its application in cranio-maxillofacial surgical procedures
    Irina O Pohodenko-Chudakova
    Department of Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Stomatology, Belarussian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus
    J Craniomaxillofac Surg 33:118-22. 2005
    The present study investigated the use of acupuncture analgesia in maxillofacial surgery.
  53. ncbi Bee venom injection significantly reduces nociceptive behavior in the mouse formalin test via capsaicin-insensitive afferents
    Dae Hyun Roh
    Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    J Pain 7:500-12. 2006
    ..This in turn leads to the activation of spinal alpha2-adrenoceptors, which ultimately reduces formalin-evoked nociceptive behaviors...
  54. ncbi Comparison of clinical and evoked pain measures in fibromyalgia
    Richard E Harris
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, USA
    J Pain 7:521-7. 2006
    ..05). Pain sensitivity as assessed by random paradigms was associated with improvements in clinical FM pain. Sophisticated pain testing paradigms might be responsive to change in clinical trials...
  55. ncbi Pain relief during oocyte retrieval--exploring the role of different frequencies of electro-acupuncture
    Peter Humaidan
    The Fertility Clinic, Viborg Hospital, Skive, DK 7800 Skive, Denmark
    Reprod Biomed Online 13:120-5. 2006
    ..Contrary to previous reports on acute and chronic pain, the analgesic effect of the mixed frequency and the fixed frequency was similar when used for short duration electro-acupuncture...
  56. ncbi 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...
  57. ncbi Antinociceptive effects of heterotopic electroacupuncture in formalin-induced pain
    Jae Hyo Kim
    Department of Meridian and Acupoints, Wonkwang University College of Oriental Medicine, Iksan 570 749, Korea
    Am J Chin Med 34:565-74. 2006
    ..Therefore, EA induced pre-emptive antinociception via the extra-segmental inhibition of the formalin-induced pain, suggesting that EA to heterotopic acupoints is a useful treatment for inflammatory pain...
  58. ncbi Pain relief by applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on acupuncture points during the first stage of labor: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    An Shine Chao
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Pain 127:214-20. 2007
    ..05), but the neonatal outcomes were not different. The application of TENS on specific acupuncture points could be a non-invasive adjunct for pain relief in the first stage of labor...
  59. ncbi Comparative study on treatment of acute gouty arthritis by electroacupuncture with different frequency
    Ran Zou
    Department of Acupuncture, Wuhan Municipal Hospital of Integrative Medicine, Wuhan, China
    Chin J Integr Med 12:212-4. 2006
    ..To study the therapeutic effect of treatment of acute gouty arthritis (AGA) respectively by electroacupuncture (EA) with different frequency and oral intake of Western medicine...
  60. ncbi A minimal stress model for the assessment of electroacupuncture analgesia in rats under halothane
    Yeong Ray Wen
    Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Pain 11:733-42. 2007
    The use of anesthetics in acupuncture analgesia is controversial...
  61. ncbi Fu's subcutaneous needling: possible clinical evidence of the subcutaneous connective tissue in acupuncture
    Zhong hua Fu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
    J Altern Complement Med 13:47-51. 2007
    ..A single-blinded and randomized trial was designed to compare the immediate effects of FSN with different needling directions on myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in the neck...
  62. ncbi [Electroacupuncture alleviates complete Freund's adjuvant peripheral chronic inflammatory pain in mice]
    Na Li
    Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 28:122-6. 2008
    ..To probe into the law of acupuncture analgesic effect and specificities of acupoint action...
  63. doi Can classical acupuncture points and trigger points be compared in the treatment of pain disorders? Birch's analysis revisited
    Peter T Dorsher
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 14:353-9. 2008
    ..Moreover, Birch concluded that no more than 40% of the acupuncture points examined by Melzack et al. correlated clinically for the treatment of pain (correlation was more like 18%-19%)...
  64. ncbi Acupuncture needling versus lidocaine injection of trigger points in myofascial pain syndrome in elderly patients--a randomised trial
    Hyuk Ga
    Department of Family Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
    Acupunct Med 25:130-6. 2007
    ..To compare the efficacy of acupuncture needling and 0.5% lidocaine injection of trigger points in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients...
  65. doi On the impossibility of trigger point-acupoint equivalence: a commentary on Peter Dorsher's analysis
    Stephen Birch
    J Altern Complement Med 14:343-5. 2008
  66. ncbi [Acupuncture in pain therapy]
    S Grasmüller
    Interdisziplinäre Schmerzambulanz, Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, LMU Munchen
    MMW Fortschr Med 149:37-9. 2007
    ..Acupuncture can be part of a multimodal therapeutic concept for chronic pain disorders with biopsychosocial components...
  67. doi Acupuncture for pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review
    Chenchen Wang
    Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1249-56. 2008
    ..To systematically review the efficacy of acupuncture on pain relief in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  68. ncbi Electroacupuncture analgesia in dogs: is there a difference between uni- and bi-lateral stimulation?
    Renata N Cassu
    Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, FMVZ, UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil
    Vet Anaesth Analg 35:52-61. 2008
    ..To compare the analgesic effect of uni- and bi-lateral electroacupuncture (EA) in response to thermal and mechanical nociceptive stimuli and to investigate the cardiorespiratory, endocrine, and behavioral changes in dogs submitted to EA...
  69. ncbi Dry needling of trigger points with and without paraspinal needling in myofascial pain syndromes in elderly patients
    Hyuk Ga
    Department of Family Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 13:617-24. 2007
    ..To compare the efficacies of dry needling of trigger points (TrPs) with and without paraspinal needling in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients...
  70. ncbi [Transient analgesic effect of electroacupuncture at Taiyang (EX-HN 5) for treatment of migraine with hyperactivity of the liver-yang]
    Jian Wei Zhou
    Institute of Acupuncture and Meridians, Sichuan Provincial Academy of TCM, Chengdu 610031, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 27:159-63. 2007
    ..To explore the difference of therapeutic effects between electroacupuncture (EA) and medication for treatment of migraine with hyperactivity of the liver-yang...
  71. ncbi [Observation on the accumulative analgesic effect of electroacupuncture and the expression of protein kinase A in hypothalamus and hippocampus in chronic pain or/and ovariectomized rats]
    Jun Ying Wang
    Department of Physiology, Institute of Acu moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
    Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 33:80-7. 2008
    ....
  72. ncbi Involvement of peripheral opioid mechanisms in electroacupuncture analgesia
    Grant G Zhang
    Complementary Medicine Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Explore (NY) 1:365-71. 2005
    ..These data strongly suggest that peripheral opioids are released by EA at the inflammatory site...
  73. ncbi Alteration of orphanin FQ immunoreactivity and ppOFQ mRNA by combination of melatonin with electroacupuncture
    M M Zhou
    Department of Neurobiology, Shanghai Medical University, People's Republic of China
    Acupunct Electrother Res 26:49-58. 2001
    ..The results suggested that attenuating the release and synthesis of OFQ in the brain is one of the mechanisms that melatonin promotes acupuncture analgesia.
  74. ncbi Treatment of fibromyalgia with formula acupuncture: investigation of needle placement, needle stimulation, and treatment frequency
    Richard E Harris
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:663-71. 2005
    ..DESIGN/SETTINGS/SUBJECTS: A single-site, single-blind, randomized trial of 114 participants diagnosed with fibromyalgia for at least 1 year was performed...
  75. ncbi Research on the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture: review of selected studies and methodological issues
    J Shen
    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 7:S121-7. 2001
    ..Other studies, using fMRI, have pointed to relationships between particular acupoints and visual-cortex activation. These powerful new tools open the possibility to new scientific studies of this ancient therapy...
  76. ncbi Electroacupuncture analgesia for surgery in cattle
    Duck Hwan Kim
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305 764, Korea
    Am J Chin Med 32:131-40. 2004
    ..It was considered that dorsal acupoint group might be useful for operation with recumbent position, and lumbar and dorsal-lumbar acupoint groups might be proper for operation with standing position...
  77. ncbi Trigger point acupuncture treatment of chronic low back pain in elderly patients--a blinded RCT
    Kazunori Itoh
    Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Acupunct Med 22:170-7. 2004
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the effects of two different modes of trigger point acupuncture on pain and quality of life in chronic low back pain patients compared to standard acupuncture treatment...
  78. ncbi Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain--a systematic review
    Hyangsook Lee
    Department of Medical Sciences, Graduate School of East West Medical Science, Kyunghee University, Yongin, Republic of Korea
    Eur J Pain 9:437-44. 2005
    ..This systematic review summarises the existing evidence on acupuncture for cancer-related pain...
  79. ncbi Acupuncture pain management for patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study
    Yuan Chi Lin
    Medical Acupuncture Service, Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Chin Med 33:151-6. 2005
    ..Further randomized controlled trials will be necessary to evaluate additional efficacy in pain management and the improvement of the quality of life of patients with cystic fibrosis...
  80. ncbi A controlled trial of placebo versus real acupuncture
    Greg Goddard
    Center for Orofacial Pain, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Pain 6:237-42. 2005
    ..463). Subjects were not able to differentiate between real or placebo acupuncture, thereby validating this novel method of administering placebo acupuncture as a good control for acupuncture-naive patients...
  81. ncbi Electro-acupuncture versus conventional analgesia: a comparison of pain levels during oocyte aspiration and patients' experiences of well-being after surgery
    Ann Louise Gejervall
    Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute for the Health of Women and Children, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg University, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Hum Reprod 20:728-35. 2005
    The primary aims were to compare the pain-relieving effect and post-operative well-being between electro-acupuncture analgesia (EA) and conventional analgesia (CA) comprising opiates...
  82. ncbi Differential effects of opioid receptors in nucleus submedius and anterior pretectal nucleus in mediating electroacupuncture analgesia in the rat
    Juan Xia Zhu
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Xi an Jiaotong University, Key Laboratory of Environment and Genes Related to Diseases, Ministry of Education, Xi an 710061, China
    Sheng Li Xue Bao 56:697-702. 2004
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  83. ncbi The effectiveness of relaxation acupoint stimulation and acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for non-specific low back pain in Hong Kong: a randomised controlled trial
    Y B Yip
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, PR China
    Complement Ther Med 12:28-37. 2004
    ....
  84. ncbi [Variations of pain in the treatment of one classical acupuncture-point versus one point of Yamamoto's new scalp acupuncture]
    H P Ogal
    Abteilung Anaesthesiologie und Operative Intensivmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Giessen, Germany
    Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 37:326-32. 2002
    ..In an experimental design the pain reduction effect of acupuncture is studied and compared to the treatment of a classical acupuncture point and a point of the Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)...
  85. ncbi [Mechanisms of primary reception of electromagnetic waves of optical range]
    S O Huliar
    A A Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, ZEPTER Medical Sciences Information Center, Kiev
    Fiziol Zh 49:35-44. 2003
    ..A current approach to BIOPTRON light therapy (by polarized polychromatic coherent low energy light) consists in combined (local and system) exposure of the electromagnetic waves within the biologically necessary range...
  86. ncbi Sensory stimulation (acupuncture) for the treatment of idiopathic anterior knee pain
    Jan Naslund
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Rehabil Med 34:231-8. 2002
    ..The pain-relieving effect remains for at least 6 months. Central pain inhibition, caused by either afferent stimulation or by non-specific therapeutic (placebo) effects, is a plausible explanation behind the treatment effects...
  87. ncbi Trigeminal neuralgia in an octogenarian: sustained clinical response to acupuncture
    Deepti Mishra
    Sealy Center on Aging, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Explore (NY) 1:46-7. 2005
  88. ncbi [Effects of electroacupuncture at "Zusanli" (ST 36) on ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the dorsal horn of spinal cord of the rat]
    Le Song
    Institute of Neurosciences, Fourth Military University, Xi an 710032, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 26:362-6. 2006
    ..To observe the effect of electroacupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) on phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (pERK1/2) in the dorsal horn of spinal cord induced by plantar inflammation in the rat...
  89. ncbi Believe in your placebo
    David A Seminowicz
    Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
    J Neurosci 26:4453-4. 2006
  90. ncbi Complementary medicine in chronic pain treatment
    Charles A Simpson
    Complementary Healthcare Plans, Inc, 6600 SW 105 th Avenue, Suite 115, Beaverton, OR 97008, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 17:451-72, viii. 2006
    ..The challenges of an evidence-based approach to incorporating complementary therapies are explored, and a brief survey of several commonly available complementary medicine therapies is provided...
  91. ncbi Acupuncture in the management of pain in labor
    Else Skilnand
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, County Hospital of Oestfold, Fredrikstad, Norway
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:943-8. 2002
    ..To assess if acupuncture could be a reasonable option for pain relief in labor and to look at possible effects of acupuncture on the progress of labor...
  92. pmc Different central manifestations in response to electroacupuncture at analgesic and nonanalgesic acupoints in rats: a manganese-enhanced functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Jen Hwey Chiu
    Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Number 155, Section 2, Li Nong Street, Peitou, Taipei, 112 Taiwan, Republic of China
    Can J Vet Res 67:94-101. 2003
    b>Acupuncture analgesia is an important issue in veterinary medicine. This study was designed to elucidate central modulation effects in response to electroacupuncture (EA) at different acupoints...
  93. ncbi Superficial dry needling and active stretching in the treatment of myofascial pain--a randomised controlled trial
    Janet Edwards
    Acupunct Med 21:80-6. 2003
    ..The mean PPT and SFMPQ scores correlated significantly in G1 only, though no significant inter-group differences were demonstrated. Numbers of patients requiring further treatment following the trial were: 6 (G1); 12 (G2); 9 (G3)...
  94. ncbi A new highly reliable instrument for the assessment of pre- and postoperative gynecological pain
    Elisabet Stener-Victorin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Goteborg University, SE 413 45 Goteborg, Sweden
    Anesth Analg 95:151-7, table of contents. 2002
    ..The Pain Matcher procedure was well accepted by the patients, and the results suggest that it may be useful when evaluating acute pre- and postoperative pain...
  95. ncbi Analgesia and c-Fos expression in the periaqueductal gray induced by electroacupuncture at the Zusanli point in rats
    Magda Alves de Medeiros
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR 465 Km 7, 23851 970 Seropedica, RJ, Brazil
    Brain Res 973:196-204. 2003
    ..Our findings endorse previous results, and point to a specific part of the PAG involved in the effects of electroacupuncture at the Zusanli point...
  96. ncbi [Clinical application of acupunctural anesthesia with new combination principle of acupoints in supratentorial craniocerebral operation of tumor in vital functional area or deep site of brain]
    Jian Min Zhang
    Department of Neurosurgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
    Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 24:969-72. 2004
    ..To summarize the experience in applying acupunctural anesthesia (AA) with new combination principle (NCP) of acupoints in supratentorial craniocerebral operation of tumor in functional area or deep site of brain...
  97. ncbi The short- and long-term benefit in chronic low back pain through adjuvant electrical versus manual auricular acupuncture
    Sabine M Sator-Katzenschlager
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine B, Outpatient Pain Center, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Anesth Analg 98:1359-64, table of contents. 2004
    ..Electrical stimulation of acupuncture points is considered to increase acupuncture analgesia. In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study we tested the hypothesis that auricular ..
  98. ncbi Neurobiological correlates of acupuncture: November 17-18, 2005
    Vitaly Napadow
    Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:931-5. 2006
    ..on topics related to possible signaling networks, sham acupuncture controls, acupoint specificity, acupuncture analgesia, acupuncture-associated brain response, and the potential for using neuroimaging in conjunction with ..
  99. ncbi Effect of oxytocin on acupuncture analgesia in the rat
    Jun Yang
    Institute for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Science, Guangdong Bangmin Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, Jianghai Distract, Jiangmen, Guangdong 529080, China
    Neuropeptides 41:285-92. 2007
    Oxytocin has been demonstrated to be involved in pain modulation. Acupuncture analgesia is a very useful clinical tool for pain relief, which has over 2500-year history in China...
  100. doi The effect of brief electrical and manual acupuncture stimulation on mechanical experimental pain
    Juerg Schliessbach
    University Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland
    Pain Med 12:268-75. 2011
    Although manual and electrical stimulation are frequently used in acupuncture analgesia, studies comparing both stimulation modalities are contradictory...
  101. doi Endogenous anandamide and cannabinoid receptor-2 contribute to electroacupuncture analgesia in rats
    Lin Chen
    Department of Neurobiology, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China
    J Pain 10:732-9. 2009
    ..endocannabinoids are involved in modulation of nociception in animal models and in humans, their role in acupuncture analgesia has not been assessed...

Research Grants73

  1. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Acupuncture Analgesia
    Jin Chung; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Successful completion of this proposal will unveil important mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia in ankle sprain pain...
  2. Neural Mechanisms Underlying Acupuncture Analgesia
    Jin Chung; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Successful completion of this proposal will unveil important mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia in ankle sprain pain...
  3. fMRI and Opioid Neuroimaging of Acupuncture Analgesia
    Randy Gollub; Fiscal Year: 2003
    This multimodality functional neuroimaging (PET and fMRI) study investigates the neurobiological basis of acupuncture analgesia. It is submitted in response to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine's call for ..
  4. fMRI study of expectancy on acupuncture analgesia
    Randy Gollub; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..model using a quantitative brain imaging method (fMRI) to investigate the neurobiological mechanism of acupuncture analgesia, placebo analgesia and their interrelationship...
  5. Acupuncture in Cardiovascular Disease
    Holly Middlekauff; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..While the biological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia have been studied intensely in animals and humans, the biological mechanisms for modulation of the ..
  6. Molecular Mechanism of Acupuncture
    Gabriela Garcia; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..We hypothesize that acupuncture analgesia might function partially by its direct and/or indirect inhibition of inflammation, since pain is ..
  7. Study of individual variability in acupuncture and placebo analgesia
    Jian Kong; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This integrated program of training and research will yield new tools for studying acupuncture and placebo treatment and provide the candidate with the skills needed to achieve independence in a highly complex field. ..
  8. Mechanisms of Acupuncture Analgesia
    Richard Harris; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This application focuses on determining the neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia (the relief of pain) in people who suffer from fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic pain condition...
  9. Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
    Shu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia
    Roland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
  11. Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia
    Roland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
  12. MECHANISM OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME
    Roland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, our findings may contribute to the understanding of pain mechanisms related to other chronic pain disorders. ..
  13. To study the neuronal mechanism of acupunture analgesia
    Albert Leung; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..have obtained in the past year, we propose to utilize the following for studying the neuronal mechanism of acupuncture analgesia in human volunteers: 1) a textbook acupuncture paradigm for treating acute pain, 2) a tonic acute thermal ..
  14. Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia
    ROLAND M STAUD; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
  15. MECHANISM OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME
    Roland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. Pain and Interstitial Cystitis
    Ursula Wesselmann; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of these studies should have rapid clinical implications: if subsets of patients with different IC etiologies can be identified, then they can be targeted for focused research and specific treatments. ..
  17. Relationship of Hip Muscle Group Weakness to Deterioration of the OA Knee by MRI
    Leena Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of the proposed study will inform therapy of knee OA that takes advantage of the hip musculature. ..
  18. Thrust and Meniscal Lesions in Knee OA in the OAI
    Leena Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Adjustment will be made for potential confounders, which, in specific analyses, may include disease severity, disease progression, age, gender, BMI, physical activity, and injury. ..
  19. 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. ..
  20. An Integrative Healing Model in IBS
    Ted Kaptchuk; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. Relationship of Hip Muscle Group Weakness to Deterioration of the OA Knee by MRI
    Leena Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of the proposed study will inform therapy of knee OA that takes advantage of the hip musculature. ..
  22. Strength, Laxity, and Position Sense in OA Progression
    Leena Sharma; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..I He proposed study will provide important information regarding these factors that will be directly applicable to the development of strategies to prevent disease progression and disability. ..
  23. Acupuncture to aid post-colectomy recovery in colorectal cancer patients
    Gary Deng; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....