Links to Research

Charly CL Xue, Xuedong Ah, Thomas P Cheung, Cliff Da Costa, Geaorge B Lennon, Frank C Thien, David F Story. ‘Acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis: a randomised sham controlled trial.’ M JA, Volume 187 Number 6,17 September 2007.
Handong Li and Jackson C. Ho Wilson K. Kwong, Mui-fong Wong, Wilfred H. Wong, Yu-ming Fu, Ka-li Kwok, Daniel K. Ng, Pok-yu Chow, Shun-pei Ming, Siu-hung Hong, Sunny Lau, Debbie Tse. ‘A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Childhood Persistent Allergic Rhinitis.’ Pediatrics 2004; 114;1242-1247.
Xue CC, English R, Zhang JJ, Da Costa C, Li CG. ‘Effect of acupuncture in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis:
a randomized controlled clinical trial’. [The Chinese Medicine Unit, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.]
Eich H, Agelink MW, Lehmann E, Lemmer W, Klieser E. ‘Acupuncture in patients with minor depressive episodes and generalized anxiety. Results of an experimental study.' Fortschritte Neurologie Psychiatrie. 2000 Mar;68(3):137-44.
John J.B. Allen; Rosa N. Schnyer; Sabrina K.Hitt.‘The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women’. Psychological Science, Volume 9, Number 5, September 1998 , pp. 397-401(5)
Wang H, Qi H, Wang BS, Cui YY, Zhu L, Rong ZX, Chen HZ. ‘Is acupuncture beneficial in depression: A meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials’. Journal of Affective Disorders 2008 Jun 10.
Rubi-Klein K, Kucera-Sliutz E, Nissel H, Bijak M, Stockenhuber D, Fink M, Wolkenstein E. Is acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine effective as pain treatment for endometriosis? A randomised controlled crossover trial. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2014 Feb 19];153(1):90-3.
Sun YZ, Chen HL. ‘Controlled study on Shu-Mu point combination for treatment of endometriosis.’ Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 Dec;26(12):863-5. [The 4th Internal Medicine Ward, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Heilongjiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University, Harbin 150001, China.]
Martin DP, Sletten CD, Williams BA, Berger IH. ‘Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial’. Mayo Clin Proc. 2006 Jun;81(6):749-57. [Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.]
Coeytaux RR, Kaufman JS, Kaptchuk TJ, Chen W, Miller WC, Callahan LF, Mann JD. ‘A randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic daily headache.’ Headache. 2005 Oct;45(9): 1113-23. [UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC27599-7595, USA.]
Andrew J Vickers, Rebecca W Rees, Catherine E Zollman, Rob McCarney, Claire Smith, Nadia Ellis, Peter Fisher,
Robbert Van Haselen. ‘Acupuncture for chronic headache in primary care: large, pragmatic, randomised trial.’ British Medical Journal, doi:10.1136/bmj.38029.421863. EB (published 16 March 2004)
Wasser SK, Sewall G, Soules MR. ‘Psychosocial stress as a cause of infertility.’ Fertil Steril. 1993 Mar;59(3):685-9.
Prof Sarah L. Berga, ‘Behavioural therapy can restore ovulation in infertile women’ addressing the 22nd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Prague, Czech Republic: Tuesday 20 June 2006.
Verhaak AM, Smeenk MJ, Eugster A, Minnen A, Kremer JA, Kraaimaat FW. ‘Stress and marital satisfaction among women before and after their first cycle of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.’ Fertil Steril 2001;76:525–31.
Dong JT. ‘Research on the reduction of anxiety and depression with acupuncture.’ Am J Acupunct 1993; 21:327–30.
Middlekauff HR. ‘Acupuncture in the treatment of heart failure.’ Cardiol Rev 2004;12:171–3.
Sanders KA, Bruce NW. A prospective study of psychosocial stress and fertility in women. Hum Reprod. 1997 Oct;12(10):2324-9.
Bensoussan A, Talley NJ, Hing M, Menzies R, Guo A, Ngu M. ‘Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with Chinese herbal medicine.’ JAMA 1998; 280(18):1585-1589.
White A, Foster NE, Cummings M, Barlas P. ‘Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review.’ Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Mar;46(3):384-90. Epub 2007 Jan. Peninula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK.s
Wang HC, An JM, Han Y, Huang LN, Zhao JW, Wei LX, Dong L, Zhai GR, Li XP, Yang AJ, Gu M. Multicenter randomised controlled studies on acupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) for treatment of postpartum hypolactation. Institute of Acupuncture, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27 (2):85-8.
Haake M, Müller HH Schade-Brittinger C, Basler HD, Schäfer H, Maier C, Endres HG, Trampisch HJ, Molsberger.‘German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) for chronic low back pain: randomized, multicenter, blinded, parallel-group trial with 3 groups.’ Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 24;167(17):1892-8. [Orthopaedic Department, University of Regensburg, Bad Abbach, Germany.]
Thomas KJ, MacPherson H, Ratcliffe J, Thorpe L, Brazier J, Campbell M, Fitter M, Roman M, Walters S, Nicholl JP.
‘Longer term clinical and economic benefits of offering acupuncture care to patients with chronic low back pain.’ Health Technol Assess. 2005 Aug;9(32):iii-iv, ix-x, 1-109. [University of Sheffield, UK.]
Pei J, Strehler E, Noss U, et al. ‘Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment
for idiopathic male infertility’. Fertility and Sterility July 2005;84(1):141-7.
Zaborowska E, Brynhildsen J, Damberg S, Fredriksson M, Lindh-Astrand L, Nedstrand E, Wyon Y, Hammar M. ‘Effects of acupuncture, applied relaxation, estrogens and placebo on hot flushes in postmenopausal women: an analysis of two prospective, parallel, randomized studies.’ Climacteric. 2007 Feb;10(1):38-45.[Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.]
Jin H, Liu TT, Wang R. ‘Clinical observation on acupuncture at the five-zangshu for treatment of perimenopausal syndrome. (randomised controled trile)’ Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Aug;27(8):572-4. [Heilongjiang University of TCM, Harbin 150040, China.]
Facco E, Liguori A, Petti F, Zanette G, Coluzzi F, De Nardin M, Mattia C. ‘Traditional Acupuncture in Migraine: A Controlled, Randomized Study.’ Headache. 2007 Sep 14; [University of Padua - Department of Medico-Surgical Specialities - Sect. Dentistry, Padua, Italy.]
Heinz G Endres, Hans-Christoph Diener and Albrecht Molsberger. ‘Role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine.’ Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics September 2007, Vol. 7, No. 9, Pages 1121-1134 (doi:10.1586/14737175.7.9.1121)
Witt CM, Jena S, Brinkhaus B, Liecker B, Wegscheider K, Willich SN. ‘Acupuncture for patients with chronic neck pain.’ Pain. 2006 Nov;125(1-2):98-106. Epub 2006 Jun 14. [Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.]
Zhou, J. W., Hu, L. X., Li, N., Zhang, F., Li, C. Y., ZHAO, J. J., and Li, H. ‘Multi-center randomised controlled study on acupuncture-massage comprehensive program for treatment of cervical spondylosis of arterial type’. Zhong Guo Zhen Jiu; ISSN: 255-2930; 2005, [Institute of Acupuncture and Meridians, Sichuan Provincial Academy of TCM, Chengdu 610031, China.]
White A, Foster NE, Cummings M, Barlas P. ‘Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review’.Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Mar;46(3):384-90. Epub 2007 Jan 10. [Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, UK.]
Kazunori Itoh, Satoko Hirota, Yasukazu Katsumi, Hideki Ochi and Hiroshi Kitakoji. ‘A pilot study on using acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA). Chinese Medicine 2008, 3:2 doi:10.1186/1749-8546-3-2.
Ya-li Xu, Jian-jun Jin, Deng-Yu Xu, Yu Zheng. ‘Effects of acupuncture plus acupoint sticking on bone mass density and pain in the patient of primary osteoporosis.’ Zhongguo zhen jiu = Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion (Zhongguo Zhen Jiu) Vol. 26 Issue 2 Pg. 87-90 (Feb 2006) ISSN: 0255-2930 China [Zheng (Affiliation: Clinical Medical College, Gansu College of TCM, Lanzhou 730000, China. xyl0931 at]
Joseph M. Helms. ‘Acupuncture for the Management of Primary Dysmenorrhoea.’ Obstetrics & Gynecology Vol 69, No1, January 1987. [Gynecology Clinic, Kaise-Permante Medical Center in Oakland, California USA]
Zhi LX. ‘Randomised controlled study on superficial needling for treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea.’ Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Jan;27(1):18-21.
Habek D, Cerkez Habek J, Bobi-Vukovi M, Vuji B. ‘Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhoea.’ Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch. 2003 Oct;43(4):250-3. [Clinical Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Hospital, Osijek, Croatia.]
Zhu X, Proctor M, Bensoussan A, Smith CA, Wu E. ‘Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhoea.’ Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005288. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD005288.pub2.
Chen D, Chen SR, Shi XL, Guo FL, Zhu YK, Li S, Cai MX, Deng LH, Xu H. ‘Clinical study on needle-pricking therapy for treatment of polycystic ovarial syndrome.’ Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Feb;27(2):99-102.[The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510630, China.]
Hollifield M, Sinclair-Lian N, Warner TD, Hammerschlag R. ‘Acupuncture for post traumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial.’ J Nerv Ment Dis. 2007 Jun;195(6):504-13.[Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.]
Wedenberg K, Moen B, Norling A ‘A prospective randomized study comparing acupuncture with physiotherapy for low-back and pelvic pain in pregnancy.’ Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2000 May; 79(5):331-5.
Joao Bosco Guerreiro da Silva ‘Acupuncture for mild to moderate emotional complaints in pregnancy–a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study.’ Acupuncture in Medicine 2007;25(3):65-71.
João Bosco Guerreiro da Silva, Mary Uchiyama Nakamura, José Antonio Cordeiro, Luiz Kulay Jr. ‘Acupuncture for low back pain in pregnancy – a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study’ Acupuncture in Medicine 2004;22(2): 60-67.
Elden H, Ostgaard HC, Fagevik-Olsen M, Ladfors L, Hagberg H. ‘Treatments of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: adverse effects of standard treatment, acupuncture and stabilising exercises on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/neonate’. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008 Jun 26;8(1):34. 31
Shi, Y. L. and Wang, Y. M. ‘Observation on therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus steaming-washing with Chinese herbs for treatment of 40 cases of restless legs syndrome.’ Zhong Guo Zhen Jiu; ISSN: 0255-2930; 2003; 12th of every month.
Dai, X. Y., Li, Y., Song, Q. Z., and Han, B. J. ‘Clinical Observation of Warm Acupuncture at Biguan in Treating Post-apoplectic Restless Legs Syndrome’ Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science; 2006; 25th of the second month. [Department of Acupuncture, First Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin.
Wang, Z. J. ‘Electroacupuncture and Manipulative Reduction in the Treatment of Sciatica and Its Influence on Content of TNF-u and IL-6](in Chinese)’. Zhong Guo Kang Fu. 2006; 21/4: 233-234. [Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Foshan Fifth People's Hospital, Foshan 528211, China.]
Chen MR, Wang P, Cheng G, Guo X, Wei GW, Xu-hui C.Hunan. ‘Effect of warming needle moxibustion on pain threshold in the patient of sciatica’. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Dec;25(12):831-3. [TCM Higher Training School, Zhuzhou 412012, China.]
Johansson KM, Adolfsson L, Foldevi MOM. ‘Effects of acupuncture versus ultrasound in patients with impingement syndrome: randomized clinical trial.’ Physical Therapy 2005;85(6):490-501.
He D, Veiersted KB, Høstmark AT, Medbø JI. ‘Effect of acupuncture treatment on chronic neck and shoulder pain in sedentary female workers: a 6-month and 3-year follow-up study.’ Pain. 2004 Jun;109(3):299-307. Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.
Guerra de Hoyos JA, Andrés Martín Mdel C, Bassas y Baena de Leon E, Vigára Lopez M, Molina López T, Verdugo Morilla FA, González Moreno. ‘Randomised trial of long term effect of acupuncture for shoulder pain’. MJ. Pain. 2004 Dec;112(3):289-98.[Andalusia Public Health Service, C/La Maria 26, DP 41008 Sevilla, Spain.]
J. HESSE, B. MØGELVANG, H. SIMONSEN MD. Article first published online: 3 AUG 2009 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.1994.tb01102.x 1994 Blackwell Publishing Ltd Journal of Internal Medicine Volume 235, Issue 5, pages 451–456, May 1994
Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Manheimer E, Vickers A, White AR 'Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis' Published Online: October 7, 2009. prophylaxis#sthash.1t9WuoMJ.dpuf
Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Manheimer E, Vickers A, White AR Published Online: October 7, 2009
Corbett MS, Rice SJ, Madurasinghe V, Slack R, Fayter DA, Harden M, Sutton AJ, MacPherson H, Woolacott NF. Acupuncture and other physical treatments for the relief of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: network meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013; 21(9): 1290-1298. [PMC free article] [PubMed] Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Feb;24(1):121-45. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2009.10.002.
March L, Amatya B, Osborne RH, Brand C. 'Developing a minimum standard of care for treating people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Sep;21(9):1290-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.05.007.
American Headache Society 'How to choose a preventative medication for migraine'. published online.
Manber R, Schnyer RN, Lyell D, Chambers AS, Caughey AB, Druzin M, Carlyle E, Celio C, Gress JL, Huang MI, Kalista T, Martin-Okada R, Allen JJ. 'Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.' Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;115(3):511-20. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181cc0816.
Loomans EM, van Dijk AE, Vrijkotte TG, van Eijsden M, Stronks K, Gemke RJ, Van den Bergh BR. "Psychosocial stress during pregnancy is related to adverse birth outcomes: results from a large multi-ethnic community-based birth cohort." Eur J Public Health. 2013 Jun;23(3):485-91. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks097. Epub 2012 Jul 31.
John J.B. Allen1; Rosa N. Schnyer2; Sabrina K. Hitt1The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women, Psychological Science, Volume 9, Number 5, September 1998 , pp. 397-401(5): Blackwell Publishing. Accessed Feb 14, 2014.
Zhang WJ, Yang XB, Zhong BL.Combination of acupuncture and fluoxetine for depression: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial. Beijing MeiTan General Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Aug;15(8):837-44. Accessed Feb. 14, 2014.
Röschke J, Wolf C, Müller MJ, Wagner P, Mann K, Grözinger M, Bech S. The benefit from whole body acupuncture in major depression. Department of Psychiatry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2000 Jan-Mar;57(1-3):73-81. Accessed Feb. 14, 2014.
Duan DM, Tu Y, Chen LP, Wu ZJ. Efficacy evaluation for depression with somatic symptoms treated by electroacupuncture combined with Fluoxetine. Department of TCM and Acupuncture, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2009 Sep;29(3):167-73. Accessed Feb. 14, 2014.
Luo H, Meng F, Jia Y, Zhao X. Clinical research on the therapeutic effect of the electro-acupuncture treatment in patients with depression. Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Institute of Mental Health, Beijing Medical University, PR China. Psychiatry Clinical Neuroscience. 1998 Dec;52 Suppl:S338-40. Accessed Feb. 14, 2014.