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Research Articles

  1. Berman BM, Langevin HM, Witt CM, et al. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010;363(5):454–461.
  2. Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Avins AL, et al. A randomized trial comparing acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for chronic low back pain. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009;169(9):858–866.
  3. Chou R, Qaseem A, Snow V, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2007;147(7):478–491.
  4. Cummings M. Modellvorhaben Akupunktur — a summary of the ART, ARC and GERAC trials. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2009;27(1):26–30.
  5. Furlan A, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A, et al. Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Back Pain II. Evidence Report / Technology Assessment No. 194. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2010. AHRQ Publication No. 10(11)–E007.
  6. Hinman RS, McCrory P, Pirotta M, et al. Acupuncture for chronic knee pain. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014;312(13):1313–1322.
  7. Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, et al. Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009; (1):CD001218. Accessed at www.thecochranelibrary.com on July 2, 2014.
  8. Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, et al. Acupuncture for tension-type headache. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009;(1):CD007587. Accessed at www.thecochranelibrary.com on July 2, 2014.
  9. Manheimer E, Cheng K, Linde K, et al. Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010;(1):CD001977. Accessed at www.thecochranelibrary.com on July 2, 2014.
  10. Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012;172(19):1444–1453.
  11. Vickers AJ, Linde K. Acupuncture for chronic pain. JAMA. 2014;311(9):955–956.
  12. Witt CM, Jena S, Brinkhaus B, et al. Acupuncture for patients with chronic neck pain. Pain. 2006;125(1–2):98–106.
  13. Yuan J, Purepong N, Kerr DP, et al. Effectiveness of acupuncture for low back pain: a systematic review. Spine. 2008;33(23):E887–E900.

Other References

  1. Chon TY, Lee MC. Acupuncture. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2013;88(10):1141–1146.
  2. Davis MA, Kononowech RW, Rolin SA, et al. Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Journal of Pain. 2008;9(8):667–677.
  3. Deng G, Vickers AJ, Yeung KS, et al. Randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in breast cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2007;25(35):5584–5590.
  4. Ernst E. Acupuncture – a critical analysis. Journal of Internal Medicine. 2006;259(2):125–137.
  5. Ezzo J, Richardson MA, Vickers A, et al. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2006;(2):CD002285 [edited 2011]. Accessed at www.thecochranelibrary.com on July 1, 2014.
  6. Freeman MP, Fava M, Lake J, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine in major depressive disorder: the American Psychiatric Association task force report. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2010;71(6):669–681.
  7. Fu L-M, Li J-T, Wu W-S. Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2009;15(2): 133–145.
  8. Goldblatt E, Snider P, Quinn S, et al. Clinicians’ and Educators’ Desk Reference on the Licensed Complementary and Alternative Healthcare Professions. Seattle, WA: Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care; 2009.
  9. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2002;136(5):374–383.
  10. Karst M, Schneidewind D, Scheinichen D, et al. Acupuncture induces a pro-inflammatory immune response intensified by a conditioning-expectation effect. Forschende Komplementärmedizin. 2010;17(1):21–27.
  11. National Cancer Institute. Acupuncture (PDQ), Patient Version. National Cancer Institute Web site. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/acupuncture/Patient/page2 on July 2, 2014.
  12. Park J, White A, Stevinson C, et al. Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2002;20(4):168–174.
  13. Suarez-Almazor ME, Looney C, Liu Y, et al. A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: effects of patient-provider communication. Arthritis Care & Research. 2010;62(9):1229–1236.
  14. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CFR — Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 — Food and Drugs: Chapter I — Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Subchapter H — Medical Devices. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site. Accessed at www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=880.5580 on July 1, 2014.
  15. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Docket No. 99N–5002: Acupuncture devices and accessories; revocation of compliance policy guide 7124.11. Federal Register. 1999;64(246):72085–72086. Accessed at www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/98fr/122399e.pdf on July 1, 2014. (125KB PDF)


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