Moxibustion

Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

In Clinical Practice Guideline of Evidence-based Acupuncture and Moxibustion, following principles and methods of evidence-based medicine, in combination with characteristics of acupuncture and moxibustion science, primary literature quality assessment criteria and corresponding scale were stipulated and were repeatedly seeked advice from experts and proved, finally, forming the assessment criteria: (1) Evaluation criteria of literature quality for RCT; (2) Evaluation criteria of literature quality for non-randomly controlled trials; (3) Evaluation criteria of literature quality for cases-s

Author(s): 
Liu, Zhi-shun
Peng, Wei-Na
Mao, Mei
Deng, Yan-Hua
Wang, Jing
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: In Japan, studies on acupuncture therapy for respiratory disease have rarely been reported. Additionally, most of the reports are difficult for overseas researchers to access because they are written in Japanese and cannot be located using Medline. PURPOSE: To review studies on acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for respiratory disease conducted in Japan. DATA SOURCES: The results of a literature search using "Igaku Chuo Zasshi Web" and the Medical Online Library, both of which are Japanese databases, covering the period between 1979 and 2006.

Author(s): 
Suzuki, Masao
Yokoyama, Yoko
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effect and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for allergic rhinitis and to analyze the present situation of clinical researches. METHODS: A search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Chinese Biology Medicine (CBM) disk, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases was performed to gather the randomized controlled trials about acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for allergic rhinitis, identify additional clinical trials met the inclusion criteria and measure their qualities by using Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook 5.0.

Author(s): 
Xiao, Li
Li, Bo
Du, Yuan-Hao
Xiong, Jun
Gao, Xiang
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

We searched systematically for randomized controlled trials, comparing moxibustion with a nonmoxibustion control group or other methods such as external cephalic version, postural methods, and acupuncture in databases, both Western and Chinese, up to June 2007.

Author(s): 
Vas, Jorge
Aranda, José Manuel
Nishishinya, Betina
Méndez, Camila
Martin, M. Angeles
Pons, Joana
Liu, Jian Ping
Wang, Chun Yong
Perea-Milla, Emilio
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The Cochrane Collaboration, an international not-for-profit organization that prepares and maintains systematic reviews of randomized trials of health care therapies, has produced reviews summarizing much of the evidence on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Our objective was to review the evidence base according to Cochrane systematic reviews. METHODS: In order to detect reviews focusing on TCM, we searched the titles and abstracts of all reviews in Issue 4, 2008 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Author(s): 
Manheimer, Eric
Wieland, Susan
Kimbrough, Elizabeth
Cheng, Ker
Berman, Brian M.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To assess the methodology and report quality of systematic evaluation and Meta-analysis of acupuncture and moxibustion in China. METHODS: Retrieve CBM, CNKI, WF and VIP database, collect data from the information system established by Epidata 2.1, assess the methodology and report quality by using the QQAQ and QUOROM, calculate the percentage of adequate rate. RESULTS: Thirty-eight reviews, including twenty six systematic evaluation and twelve Meta-analyses, met the enrolled criteria. Twenty-two kinds of diseases and six diseases systems were included.

Author(s): 
Xiong, Jun
Du, Yuan-Hao
Li, Bo
Shi, Lei
Xu, Yuan-yuan
Liu, Qian
Tian, Tao-tao
Liu, Wei-hong
Fu, Yong
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Clinical Practice

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is one of the most popular types of complementary/alternative medicine. It is sometimes used as a treatment for schizophrenia. AIMS: The objective of this review is to assess systematically the clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for schizophrenia. METHODS: We searched 20 databases from their inception to May 2009 without language restrictions. All randomised clinical trials (RCTs) of acupuncture, with or without electrical stimulation or moxibustion for patients with schizophrenia were considered for inclusion.

Author(s): 
Lee, M. S.
Shin, B.-C.
Ronan, P.
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research

To develop a practical clinical decision support system (CDSS) for acu-moxibustion therapy is of highly realistic significance in assisting acupuncturists with their decision-making tasks. In the present paper, the authors review the general state of studies on CDSS and analyze the extant problems and those needing to be tackled urgently in acu-moxibustion clinic. Secondly, the authors put forward some thoughts on developing CDSS for acu-moxibustion and analyze its practicability.

Author(s): 
Ren, Yu-Lan
Zeng, Fang
Zhao, Ling
Yang, Jie
Liang, Fan-Rong
Publication Title: 
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: According to the requirement of evidence-based medicine, CFS, fatigue syndrome, acupuncture and moxibustion, acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, auricular pellet pressure, plum-blossom needle, intradermal needle, moxibustion, three edged needle, cupping, cup-moving, acupoint injection, etc. were selected as the subject words for retrieving the related papers form domestic and foreign medical databases.

Author(s): 
Wang, Jing-Jing
Song, Yu-jing
Wu, Zhong-Chao
Chu, Xiao-ou
Wang, Xiao-hong
Wang, Xiao-Jie
Wei, Li-na
Wang, Qiao-mei
Publication Title: 
BMC gastroenterology

BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly used for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Acupuncture-type treatments are among the most popular options. Several studies have reported that moxibustion is effective in ulcerative colitis (UC). The objective of this review was to assess the clinical evidence for or against moxibustion as a treatment for UC. METHODS: We searched the literature using 18 databases from their inception to February 10, 2010, without language restrictions.

Author(s): 
Lee, Dong-Hyo
Kim, Jong-In
Lee, Myeong Soo
Choi, Tae-Young
Choi, Sun-Mi
Ernst, Edzard

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