Further Reading

The evidence for acupuncture

33,000 peer reviewed acupuncture research papers published in 50 years

33,000 peer reviewed acupuncture research papers published in 50 years

Back Pain

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., … & Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: update of an individual patient data meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. May;19(5):455-474.

Chronic Pain

MacPherson, H., Vertosick, E. A., Foster, N. E., Lewith, G., Linde, K., Sherman, K. J., … & Vickers, A. J. (2017). The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain. Pain, 158(5), 784-793.

Endometriosis

Rubi-Klein, K., Kucera-Sliutz, E., Nissel, H., Bijak, M., Stockenhuber, D., Fink, M., & Wolkenstein, E. (2010). Is acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine effective as pain treatment for endometriosis?: A randomised controlled cross-over trial. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(1), 90-93.

Hayfever (allergic rhinitis)

Taw, M. B., Reddy, W. D., Omole, F. S., & Seidman, M. D. (2015). Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 23(3), 216-220.

Headache

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Shin, B. C., … & White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of tension‐type headache. The Cochrane Library.

Jaw Problems

Fernandes, A. C., Duarte, M. D., Da Silva, L. G. D., De Almeida, E. O., & Barbosa, G. A. S. (2017). Acupuncture in Temporomandibular Disorder Myofascial Pain Treatment: A Systematic Review. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 31(3), 225.

Knee osteoarthritis

Corbett, M. S., Rice, S. J. C., Madurasinghe, V., Slack, R., Fayter, D. A., Harden, M., … & Woolacott, N. F. (2013). Acupuncture and other physical treatments for the relief of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: network meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1290-1298.

Low back pain

Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Acupuncture for low back pain: an overview of systematic reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Menopause symptoms

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., … & Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: update of an individual patient data meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. May;19(5):455-474.

Migraine

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Vertosick, E. A., … & White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. The Cochrane Library. Jun 28;(6):CD001218.

Neck pain

Trinh K, Graham N, Irnich D, Cameron ID, Forget M. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004870.

Osteoarthritis

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., … & Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: update of an individual patient data meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. May;19(5):455-474.

Overactive bladder

Forde, J. C., Jaffe, E., Stone, B. V., Te, A. E., Espinosa, G., & Chughtai, B. (2016). The role of acupuncture in managing overactive bladder; a review of the literature. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(11), 1645-1651.

Pelvic and back pain during pregnancy

Pennick, V., & Liddle, S. D. (2013). Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. The Cochrane Library. Aug 1;(8):CD001139.

Period pain

Witt, C. M., Reinhold, T., Brinkhaus, B., Roll, S., Jena, S., & Willich, S. N. (2008). Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198(2), 166-e1.

Peripheral neuropathy

Dimitrova, A., Murchison, C., & Oken, B. (2017). Acupuncture for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(3), 164-179.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Stener‐Victorin, E., Maliqueo, M., Soligo, M., Protto, V., Manni, L., Jerlhag, E., … & Ohlsson, C. (2016). Changes in HbA1c and circulating and adipose tissue androgen levels in overweight‐obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome in response to electroacupuncture. Obesity Science & Practice, 2(4), 426-435.

Tendinopathy

Cox, J., Varatharajan, S., Côté, P., & Optima Collaboration. (2016). Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapies to Manage Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Extremities: A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(6), 409-429.