Research About Acupuncture Medicine

The following linked citations are a sampling of the published research on Acupuncture Medicine.

When selected, the links will open a new web page that is either the abstract or full text of scholarly journal articles, or a reputable web-based resource.

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About Wellness and Preventative Health and Acupuncture Medicine

Mao, J., Kapur, R.  (2010) Acupuncture in Primary Care. Primary Care.  2010 March; 37(1): 105-117.  doi:  10.1016/j.pop.2009.09.010.  Retrieved from

Suzuki, S., Tobe, C. (2017) Effect of Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Women with Pregnancy-Related Anxiety and Previous Depression: A Preliminary Study.  Journal of Clinical Medical Research.  2017 Jun;9(6):525-527. doi: 10.14740/jocmr3009w.  Retrieved from

Matsumoto-Miyazaki, J., Ushikoshi, H., Miyata, S., Miyazaki, N., et al.  (2017) Acupuncture and Traditional Herbal Medicine Therapy Prevent Delirium in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease in Intensive Care Units.  The American Journal of Chinese Medicine.  2017;45(2):255-268. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X17500161.  Retrieved from

Mallory, MJ.., Do, A., Bublitz, SE., Veleber, SJ., Bauer, BA., Bhagra, A.  (2016) Puncturing the Myths of Acupuncture.  Journal of Integrative Medicine.  2016 Sep;14(5):311-4. doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(16)60269-8.  Retrieved from

Hong, JH., Kim, SJ., Hwang, MS.  (2016) Comparison of Effect of Electroacupuncture and Nefopam for Prevention of Postanesthetic Shivering in Patients Undergoing Urologic Operation Under Spinal Anesthesia.  Korean Journal of Anesthesiology.  2016 Dec;69(6):579-586.  Retrieved from

About Chronic and Acute Pain and Acupuncture Medicine

Qaseem, A.,  Wilt, TJ., McLean, R., Force, MA. (2017) Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine.  2017;166(7):514-530.  doi: 10.7326/M16-2367.  Retrieved from

Yin, C., Buchheim, TE., Park, JJ. (2017) Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: An Update and Critical Overview. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology.  2017 Oct;30(5):583-592. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000501.  Retrieved from

Vickers, A., Linde, K. (2014) Acupuncture for Chronic Pain.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  2014;311(9):955-956. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285478.  Retrieved from

Wu M-S, Chen K-H, Chen I-F, Huang SK, Tzeng P-C, Yeh M-L, et al. (2016) The Efficacy of Acupuncture in Post-Operative Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE. 11(3): e0150367.  Retrieved from

About Sleep Disorders and Acupuncture Medicine

Yin, X., Gou, M., Xu, J., Dong, B., et al.  (2017) Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture Treatment on Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Sleep Medicine.  2017 Sep;37:193-200. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.02.012. Epub 2017 Mar 8.  Retrieved from

Bergdahl, L., Broman, JE., Berman, AH., von Knorring, L., Markstrom, A. (2017) Sleep Patterns in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Auricular Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.  Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.  2017 Aug;28:220-226. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.06.006. Retrieved from

Huang, HT., Lin, SL., Lin, CH., Tzeng, DS. (2017) Comparison Between Acupuncture and Biofeedback as Adjunctive Treatments for Primary Insomnia Disorder.  Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.  2017 Jul;23(4). pii: at5471.  Retrieved from

About Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD and Acupuncture Medicine

Spaceman, E., Richmond, S., Sculpher, M, Bland, M., Brealey, S., Gabe, R., Hopton, A., Keding, A., Landown, H., Perren, S., Torgerson, D., Watt, I., MacPherson, H. (2014) Cost-Effiectiveness Analysis of Acupuncture, Counseling and Usual Care in Treating Patients with Depression: The Results of the ACUDep Trial.  PLoS ONE.  9(11): e113726. Retrieved from

Conboy, L., Gerke, T., Hsu, KY., St John, M., Goldstein, M., Schnyer, R.  (2016) The Effectiveness of Individualized Acupuncture Protocols in the Treatment of Gulf War Illness: A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial.  PLoS ONE.  11(3): e0149161.  Retrieved from

Grant, S., Colaiaco B., Motala, A., Shanman, R., Sorbero, M., Hempel, S. (2017) Acupuncture for the Treatment of Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.  2017 Feb 2:1-20. doi: 10.1080/15299732.2017.1289493.  Retrieved from

Wynn, GH. (2015)  Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches in the Treatment of PTSD.  Current Psychiatry Reports.  2015 Aug;17(8):600. doi: 10.1007/s11920-015-0600-2.  Retrieved from

Arvin, AO., Gallop, K., Mann, J., Cannon, S., Tran, K., Wang, MC.  (2016) Acupuncture as a Treatment Option in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-Related Tinnitus in War Veterans: A Case Presentation.  Journal of Holistic Nursing.  2016 Mar;34(1):56-63. doi: 10.1177/0898010115581935.  Retrieved from

Engel, CC., Cordova, EH., Benedek, DM., Liu, X., Gore, KL., Goertz, C., Freed, MC. et al.  (2014) Randomized Effectiveness Trial of a Brief Course of Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Medical Care – LWW Journals.  2014 Dec;52(12 Suppl 5):S57-64. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000237.  Retrieved from

Hollifield, M. (2011) Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Conceptual, Clinical, and Biological Data Support Further Research.  CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics.   2011 Dec;17(6):769-79. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-5949.2011.00241.  Retrieved from

About Elder Health Quality Care and Acupuncture Medicine

Cevik, C., Anil, A., Inseri, S. (2015) Effective Chronic Low Back Pain and Knee Pain Treatment with Acupuncture in Geriatric Patients.  Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  2015; 28(3): 517-520.  Retrieved from

Wang Z, Liang P, Zhao Z, Han Y, Song H, Xu J, et al. (2014) Acupuncture Modulates Resting State Hippocampal Functional Connectivity in Alzheimer Disease. PLoS ONE.  9(3): e91160.  Retrieved from

Zeng, BY., Salvage, S., Jenner, P.  (2013) Effect and Mechanism of Acupuncture on Alzheimer’s Disease.  International Review of Neurobiology.  2013;111:181-95. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-411545-3.00009-2.  Retrieved from

Shih, CC., Liao, CC., Sun, MF., Su, YC., Wen CP., et al.  (2015) A Retrospective Cohort Study Comparing Stroke Recurrence Rate in Ischemic Stroke Patients with and without Acupuncture Treatment.  Medicine – LWW Journals.  2015 Sep;94(39):e1572. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000001572.  Retrieved from

Shin, HK., Lee, SW., Choi, BT.  (2017) Modulation of Neurogenesis Via Neurotrophic Factors in Acupuncture Treatments for Neurologic Diseases.  Biochemical Pharmacology.  2017 Oct 1;141:132-142. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2017.04.029.  Retrieved from

Hwang, E., Park, SY., Yin, CS., Kim, HT., Kim, YM., Yi, TH.  (2017) Antiaging Effects of the Mixture of Panax Ginseng and Crataegus Pinnatifida in Human Dermal Fibroblasts and Healthy Human Skin.  Journal of Ginseng Research.  2017 Jan;41(1):69-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jgr.2016.01.001.  Retrieved from

About Opioid Use, Dependence, Addiction and Acupuncture Medicine

Carter K, Olshan-Perlmutter M, Marx J, Martini JF, Cairns SB. NADA Ear Acupuncture: An Adjunctive Therapy to Improve and Maintain Positive Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment. Behavioral Sciences.  2017; 7(2):37.DOI: 10.3390/bs7020037.  Retrieved from

Yang, Y., Li, H., Chen, X. et al. (2017) Electro-Acupuncture Treatment for Internet Addiction: Evidence of Normalization of Impulse Control Disorder in Adolescents. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine.  2017 Retrieved from

Ho, T-J., Lee, C-W., Lu, Z-Y., Lane, H-Y. et al. (2017) Effects of Electroacupuncture on Methamphetamine Induced Behavioral Changes in Mice.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  2017:5642708. doi: 10.1155/2017/5642708. Epub 2017 Mar 16. Retrieved from

Jin, W., Kim, MS., Jang, EY., Lee, JY. Et al.  (2017) Acupuncture Reduces Relapse to Cocaine-Seeking Behavior Via Activation of GABA Neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area.  Addiction Biology.  2017 Mar 7. doi: 10.1111/adb.12499.  Retrieved from

Stuyt, EB., Voyles, CA. (2016) The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Protocol, Auricular Acupuncture to Support Patients with Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Disorders: Current Perspectives.  Substance Abuse Rehabilitation.  2016 Dec 7;7:169-180. DOI: 10.2147/SAR.S99161.  Retrieved from

Cai, X., Song, X., Li, C., Xu, C., Li, X., Lu, Q.  (2012) Acupuncture Inhibits Cue-Induced Heroin Craving and Brain Activation.  Neural Regenerative Research.  2012 Nov 25;7(33):2607-16. doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-5374.2012.33.006.  Retrieved from

About Researching Acupuncture Medicine

Vase L, Baram S, Takakura N, Takayama M, Yajima H, Kawase A, et al. (2015) Can Acupuncture Treatment Be Double-Blinded? An Evaluation of Double-Blind Acupuncture Treatment of Postoperative Pain. PLoS ONE.  10(3): e0119612.  Retrieved from

Ma Y, Dong M, Zhou K, Mita C, Liu J, Wayne PM (2016) Publication Trends in Acupuncture Research: A 20-Year Bibliometric Analysis Based on PubMed. PLoS ONE.  11(12): e0168123.  Retrieved from