acupuncture

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Summary: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.

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  1. Langevin H, Churchill D, Fox J, Badger G, Garra B, Krag M. Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2001;91:2471-8 pubmed
    During acupuncture treatments, acupuncture needles are manipulated to elicit the characteristic "de qi" reaction widely viewed as essential to acupuncture's therapeutic effect...
  2. Price S, Long A, Godfrey M, Thomas K. Getting inside acupuncture trials--exploring intervention theory and rationale. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011;11:22 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture can be described as a complex intervention. In reports of clinical trials the mechanism of acupuncture (that is, the process by which change is effected) is often left unstated or not known...
  3. MacPherson H, Green G, Nevado A, Lythgoe M, Lewith G, Devlin R, et al. Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling. Neurosci Lett. 2008;434:144-9 pubmed publisher
    The difference between superficial and deep needling at acupuncture points has yet to be mapped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
  4. MacPherson H, Altman D, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, et al. Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): Extending the CONSORT statement. J Evid Based Med. 2010;3:140-55 pubmed publisher
    The STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA) were published in five journals in 2001 and 2002...
  5. Wu J, Lu Z, Hayes M, Donovan D, Lore R. Integration of acupuncture into family medicine teaching clinics. J Altern Complement Med. 2009;15:1015-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study describes collaborative acupuncture clinics (CACs) run by providers from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon College of ..
  6. Foster N, Thomas E, Hill J, Hay E. The relationship between patient and practitioner expectations and preferences and clinical outcomes in a trial of exercise and acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis. Eur J Pain. 2010;14:402-9 pubmed publisher
    ..between patient and therapist preferences and expectations and clinical outcomes in a trial of exercise and acupuncture for clinical knee osteoarthritis...
  7. Choi Y, Park J, Lim S. Acupuncture inhibits ferric iron deposition and ferritin-heavy chain reduction in an MPTP-induced parkinsonism model. Neurosci Lett. 2009;450:92-6 pubmed publisher
    This study investigated the effect of acupuncture on iron-related oxidative damage in a mouse model designed as a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced parkinsonism model...
  8. Litscher G. Bioengineering assessment of acupuncture, part 7: heart rate variability. Crit Rev Biomed Eng. 2007;35:183-95 pubmed
    In the seventh part of this review article, preliminary research on the topic of acupuncture and heart rate variability is described. Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the beat-to-beat alterations in heart rate...
  9. Pontarollo F, Rapacioli G, Bellavite P. Increase of electrodermal activity of heart meridian during physical exercise: the significance of electrical values in acupuncture and diagnostic importance. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010;16:149-153 pubmed publisher

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  1. Lee B, Han S, Shim I. Acupuncture attenuates cocaine-induced expression of behavioral sensitization in rats: possible involvement of the dopaminergic system in the ventral tegmental area. Neurosci Lett. 2009;449:128-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture is widely used for the treatment of many functional disorders, such as substance abuse, and has the suppressive effect on the central nervous system...
  2. Chuang C, Hsieh C, Li T, Lin J. Acupuncture stimulation at Baihui acupoint reduced cerebral infarct and increased dopamine levels in chronic cerebral hypoperfusion and ischemia-reperfusion injured sprague-dawley rats. Am J Chin Med. 2007;35:779-91 pubmed
    ..Therefore, the purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of acupuncture stimulation at the Baihui acupoint on cerebral infarct and dopamine levels...
  3. Xu M, Yan S, Yin X, Li X, Gao S, Han R, et al. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in long-term follow-up: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials. Am J Chin Med. 2013;41:1-19 pubmed publisher
    ..The etiology of chronic low back pain is not clear, which means it is often refractory to treatment. Acupuncture has been reported to be effective in providing symptomatic relief of chronic low back pain...
  4. Amadera J, Pai H, Hsing W, Teixeira M, Martins M, Lin C. The teaching of acupuncture in the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2010;56:458-61 pubmed
    Since being introduced as an elective discipline (non-obligatory) in the second semester of 2002, acupuncture has been taught in the University of São Paulo School of Medicine...
  5. Han J, Ho Y. Global trends and performances of acupuncture research. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011;35:680-7 pubmed publisher
    This study was designed to evaluate the global scientific output of acupuncture research in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and to assess the tendencies and research performances of leading countries/territories and institutes...
  6. Sun J, Qin W, Dong M, Yuan K, Liu J, Liu P, et al. Evaluation of group homogeneity during acupuncture stimulation in fMRI studies. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010;32:298-305 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the extent of individual differences of functional MRI (fMRI) signal changes induced by acupuncture stimulation. Acupuncture at ST36 and checkerboard stimulation was applied to 16 subjects...
  7. Fang J, Jin Z, Wang Y, Li K, Kong J, Nixon E, et al. The salient characteristics of the central effects of acupuncture needling: limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network modulation. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30:1196-206 pubmed publisher
    Human and animal studies suggest that acupuncture produces many beneficial effects through the central nervous system. However, the neural substrates of acupuncture actions are not completely clear to date...
  8. Chae Y, Yeom M, Han J, Park H, Hahm D, Shim I, et al. Effect of acupuncture on anxiety-like behavior during nicotine withdrawal and relevant mechanisms. Neurosci Lett. 2008;430:98-102 pubmed
    b>Acupuncture, likely the most well-known 'alternative' medical treatment, has been shown to have effects in several types of animal model of drug dependence, including nicotine addiction...
  9. You Y, Bai L, Dai R, Xue T, Zhong C, Feng Y, et al. Differential neural responses to acupuncture revealed by MEG using wavelet-based time-frequency analysis: a pilot study. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011;2011:7099-102 pubmed publisher
    ..As previous neuroimaging studies on acupuncture mainly adopted relatively low time-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology and ..
  10. Cheng K. Neuroanatomical characteristics of acupuncture points: relationship between their anatomical locations and traditional clinical indications. Acupunct Med. 2011;29:289-94 pubmed publisher
    This study examines the relationship between the anatomical location of traditional acupuncture points and their clinical indications as stated in two textbooks of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)...
  11. Jubb R, Tukmachi E, Jones P, Dempsey E, Waterhouse L, Brailsford S. A blinded randomised trial of acupuncture (manual and electroacupuncture) compared with a non-penetrating sham for the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee. Acupunct Med. 2008;26:69-78 pubmed
    To compare the effect of acupuncture (manual and electroacupuncture) with that of a non-penetrating sham ('placebo' needle) in patients with osteoarthritic knee pain and disability who are blind to the treatment allocation...
  12. Grube T, Uhlemann C, Weiss T, Meissner W. [Influence of acupuncture on postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting after visceral surgery : a prospective, randomized comparative study of metamizole and standard treatment]. Schmerz. 2009;23:370-6 pubmed publisher
    The objective of this study was to assess repeated needle acupuncture in the treatment of postoperative pain and nausea after visceral surgery...
  13. Witt C, Reinhold T, Jena S, Brinkhaus B, Willich S. Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in women and men with allergic rhinitis: a randomized controlled study in usual care. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169:562-71 pubmed publisher
    To assess quality of life and cost-effectiveness of additional acupuncture treatment for allergic rhinitis, patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups; both received usual care, but one group received an additional 10 acupuncture ..
  14. Lai X, Zhang G, Huang Y, Tang C, Yang J, Wang S, et al. A cerebral functional imaging study by positron emission tomography in healthy volunteers receiving true or sham acupuncture needling. Neurosci Lett. 2009;452:194-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study revealed a marked difference in brain metabolic changes between true and sham needling in Waiguan. Further studies are needed to explore the cerebral changes in patients with acupuncture and the pathological implications.
  15. Kim H, Park H, Han S, Hahm D, Lee H, Kim K, et al. The effects of acupuncture stimulation at PC6 (Neiguan) on chronic mild stress-induced biochemical and behavioral responses. Neurosci Lett. 2009;460:56-60 pubmed publisher
    In the present study, the effects of acupuncture on the behavioral and physiological responses induced by chronic mild stress (CMS) were evaluated...
  16. Lee S, Lim S, Kim D, Joo H. Acupuncture induced necrotizing aortitis with infected pseudoaneurysm formation. Yonsei Med J. 2008;49:322-4 pubmed publisher
    ..We described a case of a 79-year-old man with an acupuncture-induced bacterial aortitis associated with pseudoaneurysm formation causing near rupture...
  17. Lee B, Kim S, Soh K. Novel anatomic structures in the brain and spinal cord of rabbit that may belong to the Bonghan system of potential acupuncture meridians. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2008;1:29-35 pubmed publisher
    ..The Bonghan duct was claimed to be the extension of the physical substance of acupuncture meridians and to be a distinct type of circulatory system present in mammals...
  18. Hori E, Takamoto K, Urakawa S, Ono T, Nishijo H. Effects of acupuncture on the brain hemodynamics. Auton Neurosci. 2010;157:74-80 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture therapy has been applied to various psychiatric diseases and chronic pain since acupuncture stimulation might affect brain activity...
  19. Komori M, Takada K, Tomizawa Y, Nishiyama K, Kondo I, Kawamata M, et al. Microcirculatory responses to acupuncture stimulation and phototherapy. Anesth Analg. 2009;108:635-40 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture stimulation and phototherapy have been reported to have analgesic effects and improve the microcirculation. However, few studies have directly examined changes in peripheral blood vessels, either quantitatively or objectively...
  20. Paterson C, Evans M, Bertschinger R, Chapman R, Norton R, Robinson J. Communication about self-care in traditional acupuncture consultations: the co-construction of individualised support and advice. Patient Educ Couns. 2012;89:467-75 pubmed publisher
    To analyse the co-construction of self-care advice in traditional acupuncture consultations...
  21. Chae Y, Kim S, Park H, Lee H, Park H. Experimentally manipulating perceptions regarding acupuncture elicits different responses to the identical acupuncture stimulation. Physiol Behav. 2008;95:515-20 pubmed publisher
    Excessive expectancy or an aversion to acupuncture makes it difficult to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical trials...
  22. Crew K, Capodice J, Greenlee H, Apollo A, Jacobson J, Raptis G, et al. Pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of joint symptoms related to adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy in postmenopausal breast cancer patients. J Cancer Surviv. 2007;1:283-91 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesize that acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for AI-induced arthralgias...
  23. Bishop F, Barlow F, Coghlan B, Lee P, Lewith G. Patients as healthcare consumers in the public and private sectors: a qualitative study of acupuncture in the UK. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011;11:129 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to compare patients' experiences of public and private sector healthcare, using acupuncture as an example...
  24. Chang S, Chao W, Chiang M, Li S, Lu Y, Ma C, et al. Effects of acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) of the pericardial meridian on blood pressure and heart rate variability. Chin J Physiol. 2008;51:167-77 pubmed
    ..ii) the associated changes of human heart rate variability (HRV) by manual stimulation of the Neiguan (PC 6) acupuncture site...
  25. Suarez Almazor M, Looney C, Liu Y, Cox V, Pietz K, Marcus D, et al. A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: effects of patient-provider communication. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010;62:1229-36 pubmed publisher
    There is conflicting evidence on the efficacy of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), and the role of placebo effects elicited by acupuncturists' behavior has not been elucidated...
  26. Lee B, Zhao R, Moon J, Yoon S, Kim J, An H, et al. Differential involvement of GABA system in mediating behavioral and neurochemical effect of acupuncture in ethanol-withdrawn rats. Neurosci Lett. 2008;443:213-7 pubmed publisher
    In our previous study we demonstrated that acupuncture at Shenmen (HT7) points suppressed a decrease of accumbal dopamine (DA) release in ethanol-withdrawn rats...
  27. Holmér Pettersson P, Wengstrom Y. Acupuncture prior to surgery to minimise postoperative nausea and vomiting: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2012;21:1799-805 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this systematic review was to assess the outcome of acupuncture treatment prior to surgery in order to avoid or minimise postoperative nausea and vomiting.
  28. Zeng F, Liu X, Tang Y, Liang F. [Application of PET-CT technique to the research on central mechanism of acupuncture effects]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2008;33:284-6 pubmed
    ..When applied to revealing the underlying central mechanism of acupuncture effect, PET-CT is very helpful not only in revealing its substantial basis as neurotransmitters, etc...
  29. Lu L, Liu Y, Zhu W, Shi J, Liu Y, Ling W, et al. Traditional medicine in the treatment of drug addiction. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2009;35:1-11 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate clinical trials and neurochemical mechanisms of the action of traditional herbal remedies and acupuncture for treating drug addiction...
  30. Cui C, Wu L, Luo F. Acupuncture for the treatment of drug addiction. Neurochem Res. 2008;33:2013-22 pubmed publisher
    Over the last three decades there has been an increasing interest in acupuncture treatment of substance abuse around the world. Three important steps can be identified in this field. Dr...
  31. White A, Cummings M, Barlas P, Cardini F, Filshie J, Foster N, et al. Defining an adequate dose of acupuncture using a neurophysiological approach--a narrative review of the literature. Acupunct Med. 2008;26:111-20 pubmed
    Many different styles of acupuncture practice exist, and lack of agreement on the optimal acupuncture treatment for any particular condition may mean that some patients do not receive the best treatment...
  32. Hughes J. "When I first started going I was going in on my knees, but I came out and I was skipping": exploring rheumatoid arthritis patients' perceptions of receiving treatment with acupuncture. Complement Ther Med. 2009;17:269-73 pubmed publisher
    To outline rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' experiences of receiving treatment with acupuncture, exploring the impact of practitioner affiliation to a traditional or western theoretical base...
  33. Tough E, White A, Cummings T, Richards S, Campbell J. Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Eur J Pain. 2009;13:3-10 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the limited sample size and poor quality of these studies highlights and supports the need for large scale, good quality placebo controlled trials in this area...
  34. Cheng H, Yu J, Jiang Z, Zhang X, Liu C, Peng Y, et al. Acupuncture improves cognitive deficits and regulates the brain cell proliferation of SAMP8 mice. Neurosci Lett. 2008;432:111-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the effect of acupuncture on behavioral changes and brain cell events, male 4-month-old SAMP8 and age-matched homologous normal aging ..
  35. Posadzki P, Zhang J, Lee M, Ernst E. Acupuncture for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a systematic review. J Androl. 2012;33:15-21 pubmed publisher
    The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment option for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Eight databases were searched from their inception to October 2010...
  36. Kim T, Kang J, Kim K, Kang K, Shin M, Jung S, et al. Acupuncture for the treatment of dry eye: a multicenter randomised controlled trial with active comparison intervention (artificial teardrops). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e36638 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the effects of acupuncture compared to a control group using artificial tears. multicenter randomised controlled trial (three local research hospitals of South Korea). 150 patients with moderate to severe dry eye...
  37. Fleckenstein J, Raab C, Gleditsch J, Ostertag P, Rasp G, Stör W, et al. Impact of acupuncture on vasomotor rhinitis: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2009;15:391-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The current placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded pilot study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis.
  38. Pach D, Hohmann C, Lüdtke R, Zimmermann Viehoff F, Witt C, Thiele C. German translation of the Southampton Needle Sensation Questionnaire: use in an experimental acupuncture study. Forsch Komplementmed. 2011;18:321-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Questionnaire (SNSQ) in order to measure deqi (needling sensation) in subjects receiving different forms of acupuncture and to evaluate the translated questionnaire in an acupuncture study...
  39. Yang C, Chang M, Liu P, Li T, Hsieh C, Hwang K, et al. Acupuncture versus topiramate in chronic migraine prophylaxis: a randomized clinical trial. Cephalalgia. 2011;31:1510-21 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of acupuncture compared with topiramate treatment in chronic migraine (CM) prophylaxis...
  40. Wang T, Liu C, Yu J, Jiang W, Han J. Acupuncture protected cerebral multi-infarction rats from memory impairment by regulating the expression of apoptosis related genes Bcl-2 and Bax in hippocampus. Physiol Behav. 2009;96:155-61 pubmed publisher
    ..In this paper, we observed the effect of acupuncture on memory impairment, apoptosis and expression of Bcl-2 and Bax in hippocampus of cerebral multi-infarction ..
  41. Cochrane S, Smith C, Possamai Inesedy A. Development of a fertility acupuncture protocol: defining an acupuncture treatment protocol to support and treat women experiencing conception delays. J Altern Complement Med. 2011;17:329-37 pubmed publisher
    The influence of acupuncture on female fertility is of interest to people in clinical practice and acupuncture researchers...
  42. Endres H. Acupuncture: specific and non-specific effects. Forsch Komplementmed. 2008;15:6-8 pubmed publisher
  43. Qiu W, Claunch J, Kong J, Nixon E, Fang J, Li M, et al. The effects of acupuncture on the brain networks for emotion and cognition: an observation of gender differences. Brain Res. 2010;1362:56-67 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture modulates brain activity at the limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network (LPNN) and the default mode network (DMN)...
  44. Takamoto K, Hori E, Urakawa S, Sakai S, Ishikawa A, Kohno S, et al. Cerebral hemodynamic responses induced by specific acupuncture sensations during needling at trigger points: a near-infrared spectroscopic study. Brain Topogr. 2010;23:279-91 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture stimulation at specific points, or trigger points (TPs), elicits sensations called "de-qi". De-qi sensations relate to the clinical efficacy of the treatment...
  45. Witt C. Clinical research on acupuncture - Concepts and guidance on efficacy and effectiveness research. Chin J Integr Med. 2011;17:166-72 pubmed publisher
    Over the last few years a number of large acupuncture trials have been carried out in western countries. carried out in western countries...
  46. Wang Q, Li W, Zhou Q, Tang X, Zhang X, Shu S. Weight reduction effects of acupuncture for obese women with or without perimenopausal syndrome: a pilot observational study. Am J Chin Med. 2012;40:1157-66 pubmed publisher
    This study was designed to compare the weight reduction effects of acupuncture for obese women with or without perimenopausal syndrome...
  47. Wang Z, Nie B, Li D, Zhao Z, Han Y, Song H, et al. Effect of acupuncture in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease: a functional MRI study. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e42730 pubmed publisher
    We aim to clarify the mechanisms of acupuncture in treating mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease (AD) by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
  48. Jia C, Xu J, Li X, Wang J. [Specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect and its research value]. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2011;31:577-9 pubmed
    b>Acupuncture-moxibustion is the major method and process in acupuncture treatment. And obvious therapeutic effect can be found toward different phases of syndromes or various diseases...
  49. Enblom A, Johnsson A, Hammar M, Onelov E, Steineck G, Borjeson S. Acupuncture compared with placebo acupuncture in radiotherapy-induced nausea--a randomized controlled study. Ann Oncol. 2012;23:1353-61 pubmed publisher
    It is not known if verum (real) acupuncture is effective for nausea and vomiting (emesis) during radiotherapy.
  50. Moldenhauer S, Burgauner M, Hellweg R, Lun A, Hohenböken M, Dietz E, et al. Mobilization of CD133(+)CD34(-) cells in healthy individuals following whole-body acupuncture for spinal cord injuries. J Neurosci Res. 2010;88:1645-50 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture can alleviate symptoms of spinal cord injuries (SCI). The underlying mechanism, however, is unknown. We hypothesized that stem cells could be mobilized by acupuncture...
  51. Yin J, Chen J. Gastrointestinal motility disorders and acupuncture. Auton Neurosci. 2010;157:31-7 pubmed publisher
    During the last decades, numerous studies have been performed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA) on gastrointestinal motility and patients with functional gastrointestinal diseases...
  52. Pokorny J, Martan T, Foletti A. High capacity optical channels for bioinformation transfer: acupuncture meridians. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2012;5:34-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Structures that fulfill requirements for such information transfer have not yet been analyzed. Acupuncture meridians have been demonstrated experimentally in some animals...
  53. Manni L, Albanesi M, Guaragna M, Barbaro Paparo S, Aloe L. Neurotrophins and acupuncture. Auton Neurosci. 2010;157:9-17 pubmed publisher
    The aim of this review is to report recent findings and ongoing studies on the effects of acupuncture on endogenous biological mediators, in particular on neurotrophins such as nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic ..
  54. MacPherson H, Altman D. Improving the quality of reporting acupuncture interventions: describing the collaboration between STRICTA, CONSORT and the Chinese Cochrane Centre. J Evid Based Med. 2009;2:57-60 pubmed publisher
    First published in 2001, STRICTA (STandards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture) was designed to expand on the reporting of one item within the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement ..
  55. Liu J, Huang H, Xu X, Chen J. Effects and possible mechanisms of acupuncture at ST36 on upper and lower abdominal symptoms induced by rectal distension in healthy volunteers. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012;303:R209-17 pubmed publisher
    Background acupuncture (AP) has been shown to have a therapeutic potential for gastrointestinal motility disorders...
  56. So E, Ng E, Wong Y, Yeung W, Ho P. Acupuncture for frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010;20:814-21 pubmed publisher
    The role of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate has not been evaluated in frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles...
  57. Sakatani K, Kitagawa T, Aoyama N, Sasaki M. Effects of acupuncture on autonomic nervous function and prefrontal cortex activity. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2010;662:455-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture is helpful in treating various diseases, including autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction caused by mental stress...
  58. Izumi K, Takizawa A, Udagawa K, Murai T, Murai M. [Bladder stone secondary to migration of an acupuncture needle]. Hinyokika Kiyo. 2008;54:365-7 pubmed
    ..It was supposed to be an acupuncture needle that was retained in his back twenty years ago...
  59. Feng Y, Bai L, Ren Y, Wang H, Liu Z, Zhang W, et al. Investigation of the large-scale functional brain networks modulated by acupuncture. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011;29:958-65 pubmed publisher
    Previous neuroimaging studies have primarily focused on the neural activities involving the acute effects of acupuncture. Considering that acupuncture can induce long-lasting effects, several researchers have begun to pay attention to ..
  60. Kim S, Bae H. Acupuncture and immune modulation. Auton Neurosci. 2010;157:38-41 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture is probably the most popular alternative therapy practiced in the United States, Europe and many Asian countries. It has been applied clinically for more than 5 thousand years according to the ancient oriental medical theory...
  61. Yamamoto H, Kawada T, Kamiya A, Miyazaki S, Sugimachi M. Involvement of the mechanoreceptors in the sensory mechanisms of manual and electrical acupuncture. Auton Neurosci. 2011;160:27-31 pubmed publisher
    The modalities of acupuncture can be broadly classified into manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA)...
  62. Kagitani F, Uchida S, Hotta H. Afferent nerve fibers and acupuncture. Auton Neurosci. 2010;157:2-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Acupuncture has been used for analgesia, for treating visceral function disorders and for improving motor functions...
  63. Siterman S, Eltes F, Schechter L, Maimon Y, Lederman H, Bartoov B. Success of acupuncture treatment in patients with initially low sperm output is associated with a decrease in scrotal skin temperature. Asian J Androl. 2009;11:200-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These patients can benefit from acupuncture treatment...