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Disease relevance of Acupuncture


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Chemical compound and disease context of Acupuncture


Biological context of Acupuncture


Anatomical context of Acupuncture


Associations of Acupuncture with chemical compounds

  • Preventive effect of acupuncture on histamine-induced itch: a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial [30].
  • CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that in combination with ondansetron i.v., invasive needle acupuncture at P6 compared with nonskin-penetrating placebo acupuncture has no additional effect for the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting in high-dose chemotherapy [31].
  • In random order the site of the acupuncture had been previously infiltrated with normal saline solution in half of the patients and 1% lidocaine in the remaining patients [32].
  • During the acupuncture period, the number of anginal attacks per week was reduced from 10.6 to 6.1 compared with placebo (P less than 0.01) [33].
  • No conclusions can be derived from this study concerning the importance of choosing points and the rules of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Using the new placebo method as control for other ailments could improve the evidence of specific acupuncture effects beyond pain treatment [34].

Gene context of Acupuncture


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Acupuncture


  1. Published trials of nonmedicinal and noninvasive therapies for hip and knee osteoarthritis. Puett, D.W., Griffin, M.R. Ann. Intern. Med. (1994) [Pubmed]
  2. Acupuncture for pilocarpine-resistant xerostomia following radiotherapy for head and neck malignancies. Johnstone, P.A., Peng, Y.P., May, B.C., Inouye, W.S., Niemtzow, R.C. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. (2001) [Pubmed]
  3. Acupuncture in the treatment of renal colic. Lee, Y.H., Lee, W.C., Chen, M.T., Huang, J.K., Chung, C., Chang, L.S. J. Urol. (1992) [Pubmed]
  4. Acupuncture to reduce nausea during chemotherapy treatment of rheumatic diseases. Josefson, A., Kreuter, M. Rheumatology (Oxford, England) (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Intraspousal transmission of GB virus C/hepatitis G virus in an hepatitis C virus hyperendemic area in Japan. Akiyoshi, F., Sata, M., Noguchi, S., Suzuki, H., Ide, T., Uchimura, Y., Sasaki, M., Tanaka, K., Miyajima, I., Mizokami, M., Tanikawa, K. Am. J. Gastroenterol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  6. Increase of locomotor activity by acupuncture on Bai-Hui point in rats. Chang, Y.H., Hsieh, M.T., Cheng, J.T. Neurosci. Lett. (1996) [Pubmed]
  7. Prospective randomized trial using laser acupuncture versus desmopressin in the treatment of nocturnal enuresis. Radmayr, C., Schlager, A., Studen, M., Bartsch, G. Eur. Urol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  8. Acupuncture for crack-cocaine detoxification: experimental evaluation of efficacy. Lipton, D.S., Brewington, V., Smith, M. Journal of substance abuse treatment. (1994) [Pubmed]
  9. Acupuncture and spirituality-focused group therapy for the treatment of HIV-positive drug users: a preliminary study. Margolin, A., Avants, S.K., Arnold, R. Journal of psychoactive drugs. (2005) [Pubmed]
  10. Match the best smoking cessation intervention to your patient. Urso, P. The Nurse practitioner. (2003) [Pubmed]
  11. Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Kaptchuk, T.J. JAMA (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. Acupuncture to prevent cisplatin-associated vomiting. Dundee, J.W., Ghaly, R.G., Fitzpatrick, K.T., Lynch, G.A., Abram, W.P. Lancet (1987) [Pubmed]
  13. Acupuncture relief of chronic pain syndrome correlates with increased plasma met-enkephalin concentrations. Kiser, R.S., Khatami, M.J., Gatchel, R.J., Huang, X.Y., Bhatia, K., Altshuler, K.Z. Lancet (1983) [Pubmed]
  14. Modulation of cerebellar activities by acupuncture stimulation: evidence from fMRI study. Yoo, S.S., Teh, E.K., Blinder, R.A., Jolesz, F.A. Neuroimage (2004) [Pubmed]
  15. Acupuncture and nicotine withdrawal. Paola, F. Arch. Intern. Med. (1999) [Pubmed]
  16. Acupuncture attenuates repeated nicotine-induced behavioral sensitization and c-Fos expression in the nucleus accumbens and striatum of the rat. Chae, Y., Yang, C.H., Kwon, Y.K., Kim, M.R., Pyun, K.H., Hahm, D.H., Lee, H.J., Shim, I. Neurosci. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  17. Acupuncture versus placebo versus sumatriptan for early treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized controlled trial. Melchart, D., Thormaehlen, J., Hager, S., Liao, J., Linde, K., Weidenhammer, W. J. Intern. Med. (2003) [Pubmed]
  18. Comparison of real and placebo acupuncture in histamine-induced asthma. A double-blind crossover study. Tandon, M.K., Soh, P.F. Chest (1989) [Pubmed]
  19. Effects of acupuncture on vasopressin-induced emesis in conscious dogs. Tatewaki, M., Strickland, C., Fukuda, H., Tsuchida, D., Hoshino, E., Pappas, T.N., Takahashi, T. Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  20. Selected CAM therapies for arthritis-related pain: the evidence from systematic reviews. Soeken, K.L. The Clinical journal of pain. (2004) [Pubmed]
  21. Event-related potential correlates of analgesia; comparison of fentanyl, acupuncture, and nitrous oxide. Chapman, C.R., Colpitts, Y.M., Benedetti, C., Butler, S. Pain (1982) [Pubmed]
  22. Decreased heart rate by acupuncture stimulation in humans via facilitation of cardiac vagal activity and suppression of cardiac sympathetic nerve. Nishijo, K., Mori, H., Yosikawa, K., Yazawa, K. Neurosci. Lett. (1997) [Pubmed]
  23. Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility. Chang, R., Chung, P.H., Rosenwaks, Z. Fertil. Steril. (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Effect of acupuncture on 6-hydroxydopamine-induced nigrostratal dopaminergic neuronal cell death in rats. Kim, Y.K., Lim, H.H., Song, Y.K., Lee, H.H., Lim, S., Han, S.M., Kim, C.J. Neurosci. Lett. (2005) [Pubmed]
  25. Increased beta-endorphin but not met-enkephalin levels in human cerebrospinal fluid after acupuncture for recurrent pain. Clement-Jones, V., McLoughlin, L., Tomlin, S., Besser, G.M., Rees, L.H., Wen, H.L. Lancet (1980) [Pubmed]
  26. A prospective, randomized pilot trial of acupuncture of the kidney-bladder distinct meridian for lower urinary tract symptoms. Johnstone, P.A., Bloom, T.L., Niemtzow, R.C., Crain, D., Riffenburgh, R.H., Amling, C.L. J. Urol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  27. Acupuncture increases neuropeptide Y expression in hippocampus of maternally-separated rats. Lim, S., Ryu, Y.H., Kim, S.T., Hong, M.S., Park, H.J. Neurosci. Lett. (2003) [Pubmed]
  28. Acupuncture-mediated inhibition of ethanol-induced dopamine release in the rat nucleus accumbens through the GABAB receptor. Yoon, S.S., Kwon, Y.K., Kim, M.R., Shim, I., Kim, K.J., Lee, M.H., Lee, Y.S., Golden, G.T., Yang, C.H. Neurosci. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
  29. Antipyretic effects of acupuncture on the lipopolysaccharide-induced fever and expression of interleukin-6 and interleukin-1 beta mRNAs in the hypothalamus of rats. Son, Y.S., Park, H.J., Kwon, O.B., Jung, S.C., Shin, H.C., Lim, S. Neurosci. Lett. (2002) [Pubmed]
  30. Preventive effect of acupuncture on histamine-induced itch: a blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Pfab, F., Hammes, M., Bäcker, M., Huss-Marp, J., Athanasiadis, G.I., Tölle, T.R., Behrendt, H., Ring, J., Darsow, U. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  31. Effect of acupuncture compared with placebo-acupuncture at P6 as additional antiemetic prophylaxis in high-dose chemotherapy and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: a randomized controlled single-blind trial. Streitberger, K., Friedrich-Rust, M., Bardenheuer, H., Unnebrink, K., Windeler, J., Goldschmidt, H., Egerer, G. Clin. Cancer Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
  32. Local anesthesia blocks the antiemetic action of P6 acupuncture. Dundee, J.W., Ghaly, G. Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. (1991) [Pubmed]
  33. Effect of acupuncture in patients with angina pectoris. Richter, A., Herlitz, J., Hjalmarson, A. Eur. Heart J. (1991) [Pubmed]
  34. Randomised clinical trial comparing the effects of acupuncture and a newly designed placebo needle in rotator cuff tendinitis. Kleinhenz, J., Streitberger, K., Windeler, J., Güssbacher, A., Mavridis, G., Martin, E. Pain (1999) [Pubmed]
  35. The influence of sensory stimulation (acupuncture) on the release of neuropeptides in the saliva of healthy subjects. Dawidson, I., Angmar-Månsson, B., Blom, M., Theodorsson, E., Lundeberg, T. Life Sci. (1998) [Pubmed]
  36. The effect of acupuncture on proinflammatory cytokine production in patients with chronic headache: a preliminary report. Jeong, H.J., Hong, S.H., Nam, Y.C., Yang, H.S., Lyu, Y.S., Baek, S.H., Lee, H.J., Kim, H.M. Am. J. Chin. Med. (2003) [Pubmed]
  37. Inhibition of acid secretion by electrical acupuncture is mediated via beta-endorphin and somatostatin. Jin, H.O., Zhou, L., Lee, K.Y., Chang, T.M., Chey, W.Y. Am. J. Physiol. (1996) [Pubmed]
  38. Can a standardized acupuncture technique palliate disabling breathlessness: a single-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. Lewith, G.T., Prescott, P., Davis, C.L. Chest (2004) [Pubmed]
  39. High versus low intensity acupuncture analgesia for treatment of chronic pain: effects on platelet serotonin. Mao, W., Ghia, J.N., Scott, D.S., Duncan, G.H., Gregg, J.M. Pain (1980) [Pubmed]
  40. The effect of acupuncture on patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over study. David, J., Townsend, S., Sathanathan, R., Kriss, S., Doré, C.J. Rheumatology (Oxford, England) (1999) [Pubmed]
  41. Acupuncture for labor pain management: A systematic review. Lee, H., Ernst, E. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. (2004) [Pubmed]
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