A randomized clinical trial of fibromyalgia treatment with acupuncture compared with fluoxetine

Abstract BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture and compare it with fluoxetine in treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Fifteen patients were treated with acupuncture and compared with a control group (n=15) … Continue reading

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) now recognized by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

The The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has become one of the first voluntary registers to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) , giving its members enhanced status with the public, with the NHS, private health insurers and the … Continue reading

Medication-overuse headache

Abstract Purpose of review: Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is a well described clinical entity. There is a growing body of knowledge on the epidemiology of MOH, risk factors, and treatment strategies. Recent findings: The International Headache Society updated the classification criteria … Continue reading

The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: a pilot study

Abstract The aim of this paper was to determine the effect of acupuncture on perceived stress levels in women on the day of embryo transfer (ET), and to determine if perceived stress levels at embryo transfer correlated with pregnancy rates. … Continue reading

Influence of acupuncture on leptin, ghrelin, insulin and cholecystokinin in obese women: a randomised, sham-controlled preliminary trial.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity is an energy balance problem caused by overeating. Obesity treatment includes diet, exercise, behaviour treatment, pharmacotherapy and surgery; in addition, acupuncture is also an option. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of acupuncture on weight loss and whether … Continue reading

Efficacy of Acupuncture for Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Abstract Objectives: To investigate the six-week influence of acupuncture on sleep quality and daytime functioning in primary insomnia. Methods: The study was a double-dummy, single-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. A total of 180 patients with primary insomnia were randomly assigned … Continue reading