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 Acupuncture Usage - General Pain: Current Bibliographies in Medicine
Acupuncture Usage
General Pain
National Institutes of Health ©
Selected Controlled Trials

Ader L, Hansson B, Wallin G. Parturition pain treated by intracutaneous injections of sterile water. Pain 1990 May;41(2):133-8. Comment in: Pain 1991 May;45(2):220.

Anderson DG, Jamieson JL, Man SC. Analgesic effects of acupuncture on the pain of ice water: a double-blind study. Can J Psychol 1974 Jun;28(2):239-44.

Beckerman H, de Bie RA, Bouter LM, De Cuyper HJ, Oostendorp RA. The efficacy of laser therapy for musculoskeletal and skin disorders: a criteria-based meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Phys Ther 1992 Jul;72(7):483-91.

Berlin J, Erdman W, David E. Psychosomatic correlations in chronic pain patients using electroacupuncture. Am J Chin Med 1989;17(1-2):85-7.

Birch S, Hammerschlag R, Berman BM. Acupuncture in the treatment of pain. J Altern Complement Med 1996 Spring;2(1):101-24.

Brockhaus A, Elger CE. Hypalgesic efficacy of acupuncture on experimental pain in man. Comparison of laser acupuncture and needle acupuncture. Pain 1990 Nov;43(2):181-5.

Camerlain M, Leung CY, Santerre A, Munan L, Myhal D. [Evaluation of acupuncture in rheumatoid arthritis]. Union Med Can 1981 Dec;110(12):1041-4. (Fre).

Cassisi G, Roncaglione A, Ceccherelli F, Donolato C, Gagliardi G, Todesco S. Trattamento agopuncturale della fibromialgia primaria. Confronto con mianserina. G Ital Riflessoter Agopunt 1995;7(1):33-7. (Ita).

Cheng RS, Pomeranz B. Electrotheraphy of chronic musculoskeletal pain: comparison of electroacupuncture and acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Clin J Pain 1986;2(3):143-9.

Chunxin Y, Jianghuai X, Changfa Y. Take pain threshold and electromyogram as objective index to observe therapeutic effect of acute soft tissue disease with acupuncture. World J Acupunct Moxibustion 1991 Jun;1(1):16-22.

Deluze C. [Electroacupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: a prospective random study]. Dtsch Z Akupunktur 1993;36(4):81-6. (Ger).

Deluze C, Bosia L, Zirbs A, Chantraine A, Vischer TL. Electroacupuncture in fibromyalgia: results of a controlled trial. BMJ 1992 Nov 21;305(6864):1249-52. Comment in: BMJ 1993 Feb 6;306(6874):393.

Du X, Si H, Li X. Clinical study of moxibustion on the meridian Dumai in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. AKU 1993;21(4):260-4.

Ernst E, Resch KL, Fialka V, Ritter-Dittrich D, Alcamioglu Y, Chen O, Leitha T, Kluger R. Traditional acupuncture for reflex sympathetic dystrophy: a randomised, sham-controlled, double-blind trial. Acupunct Med 1995 Nov;13(2):78-80.

Fialka V, Resch KL, Ritter-Dietrich D, Alacamlioglu Y, Chen O, Leitha T, Kluger R, Ernst E. Acupuncture for reflex sympathetic dystrophy [letter]. Arch Intern Med 1993 Mar 8;153(5):661, 665.

Fields HL. Pain II: new approaches to management. Ann Neurol 1981 Feb;9(2):101-6.

Gaw AC, Chang LW, Shaw L-C. Efficacy of acupuncture on osteoarthritic pain. A controlled, double-blind study. N Engl J Med 1975 Aug 21;293(8):375-8.

Godfrey CM, Morgan P. A controlled trial of the theory of acupuncture in musculoskeletal pain. J Rheumatol 1978 Summer;5(2):121-4.

Grabow L. Controlled study of the analgetic effectivity of acupuncture. Arzneimittelforschung 1994 Apr;44(4):554-8.

Hameroff SR, Crago BR, Blitt CD, Womble J, Kanel J. Comparison of bupivacaine, etidocaine, and saline for trigger-point therapy. Anesth Analg 1981 Oct;60(10):752-5.

Jeans ME. Relief of chronic pain by brief, intense, transcutaneous electrical stimulation - a double-blind study. Adv Pain Res Ther 1979;3:601-6.

Johnson MI, Kundu S, Ashton CH, Marsh VR, Thompson JW. The analgesic effects of acupuncture on experimental pain threshold and somatosensory evoked potentials in healthy volunteers. Complement Ther Med 1996;4(4):219-25.

Kenyon JN, Knight CJ, Wells C. Randomised double-blind trial on the immediate effects of naloxone on classical Chinese acupuncture therapy for chronic pain. Acupunct Electrother Res 1983;8(1):17-24.

Kho HG, Eijk RJ, Kapteijns WM, van Egmond J. Acupuncture and transcutaneous stimulation analgesia in comparison with moderate-dose fentanyl anaesthesia in major surgery. Clinical efficacy and influence on recovery and morbidity. Anaesthesia 1991 Feb;46(2):129-35. Comment in: Anaesthesia 1991 Jun;46(6):512.

Kho HG, Kloppenborg PW, van Egmond J. Effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous stimulation analgesia on plasma hormone levels during and after major abdominal surgery. Eur J Anaesthesiol 1993 May;10(3):197-208.

Kho KH. The impact of acupuncture on pain in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Pain Clin 1995;8(1):59-61.

Kreczi T, Klingler D. A comparison of laser acupuncture versus placebo in radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndromes as recorded by subjective responses of patients. Acupunct Electrother Res 1986;11(3-4):207-16.

Langley GB, Sheppeard H, Johnson M, Wigley RD. The analgesic effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and placebo in chronic pain patients. A double-blind non-crossover comparison. Rheumatol Int 1984;4(3):119-23.

Lein DH Jr, Clelland JA, Knowles CJ, Jackson JR. Comparison of effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation of auricular, somatic, and the combination of auricular and somatic acupuncture points on experimental pain threshold. Phys Ther 1989 Aug;69(8):671-8. Comment in: Phys Ther 1989 Dec;69(12):1118-20.

Lewith GT, Field J, Machin D. Acupuncture compared with placebo in post-herpetic pain. Pain 1983 Dec;17(4):361-8.

Lewith GT, Machin D. On the evaluation of the clinical effects of acupuncture. Pain 1983 Jun;16(2):111-27.

Li QS, Cao SH, Xie GM, Gan YH, Ma HJ, Lu JZ, Zhang ZH. Combined traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. Relieving effects of Chinese herbs, ear-acupuncture and epidural morphine on postoperative pain in liver cancer. Chin Med J (Engl) 1994 Apr;107(4):289-94.

Lundeberg T. A comparative study of the pain alleviating effect of vibratory stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electroacupuncture and placebo. Am J Chin Med 1984 Summer;12(1-4):72-9.

Man PL, Chen CH. Acupuncture for pain relief, a double-blind, self-controlled study. Mich Med 1974 Jan;73(2):15-8, 24.

Martelete M, Fiori AM. Comparative study of the analgesic effect of transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TNS); electroacupuncture (EA) and meperidine in the treatment of postoperative pain. Acupunct Electrother Res 1985;10(3):183-93.

McIndoe AK, Young K, Bone ME. Comparison of acupuncture with intra-articular steroid injection as analgesia for osteoarthritis of the hip. Paper presented at: British Medical Acupuncture Society spring meeting; 1994 May; Cheltenham.

Moret V, Forster A, Laverriere MC, Lambert H, Gaillard RC, Bourgeois P, Haynal A, Gemperle M, Buchser E. Mechanism of analgesia induced by hypnosis and acupuncture: is there a difference? Pain 1991 May;45(2):135-40.

Nielsen SE, Valentin N, Lewinski A. [Treatment of acute herpes zoster with acupuncture and sympathetic blocks. A controlled study]. Ugeskr Laeger 1976 Sep 13;138(38):2305-9. (Dan).

Patel M, Gutzwiller F, Paccaud F, Marazzi A. A meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain. Int J Epidemiol 1989 Dec;18(4):900-6.

Reed JC. Review of acute and chronic pain published studies. J Altern Complement Med 1996 Spring;2(1):129-44.

Ruchkin IN, Burdeinyi AP. [Auriculo-electropuncture in rheumatoid arthritis (a double-blind study)]. Ter Arkh 1987;59(12):26-30. (Rus).

Rutgers MJ, Van Romunde LKJ, Osman PO. A small randomized comparative trial of acupuncture versus transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation in postherpetic neuralgia. Pain Clin 1988;2(2):87-9.

Spacek A, Kress HG. [Acupuncture and reflex sympathetic dystrophy?]. Schmerz 1997;11(1):20-3. (Ger).

Speranza R, Laveneziana D, Raulli P. [Baclofen potentiates the effects of acupuncture]. Minerva Anestesiol 1987 Jul-Aug;53(7-8):461-4. (Ita).

Stacher G, Wancura I, Bauer P, Lahoda R, Schulze D. Effect of acupuncture of pain threshold and pain tolerance determined by electrical stimulation of the skin: a controlled study. Am J Chin Med 1975 Apr;3(2):143-9.

Sun P, Li L, Si M. [Comparison between of acupuncture and epidural anesthesia in appendectomy]. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 1992;17(2):87-9. (Chi).

Thorsteinsson G, Stonnington HH, Stillwell GK, Elveback LR. The placebo effect of transcutaneous electrical stimulation. Pain 1978 Jun;5(1):31-41.

Thorsteinsson G, Stonnington HH, Stillwell GK, Elveback LR. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation: a double-blind trial of its efficacy for pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1977 Jan;58(1):8-13.

Wang B, Tang J, White PF, Naruse R, Sloninsky A, Kariger R, Gold J, Wender RH. Effect of the intensity of transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation on the postoperative analgesic requirement. Anesth Analg 1997 Aug;85(2):406-13.

Waylonis GW, Wilke S, O'Toole D, Waylonis DA, Waylonis DB. Chronic myofascial pain: management by low-output helium-neon laser therapy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1988 Dec;69(12):1017-20.

Wigley RD. Acupuncture analgesia [letter]. N Z Med J 1978 Dec 13;88(625):463.

Other Data

Abram SE, Reynolds AC, Chancellor MB. A comparison of analgesic effects of electroacupuncture, placebo electroacupuncture and transcutaneous electrical stimulation. Anesthesiol Rev 1983;10(10):26-31.

Acupuncture anesthesia: an anesthetic method combining traditional Chinese and western medicine. Comp Med East West 1977;5(3-4):301-13.

Acupuncture anesthesia for open heart operation under extracorporeal circulation. Chin Med J (Engl) 1976;2(1):51-8.

Acupuncture for osteoarthritic pain [letter]. N Engl J Med 1975 Nov 13;293(20):1048-9.

Alavi A, LaRiccia P, Sadek AH, Lattanand C, Lee L, Reich H, Mozley PD. Objective assessment of the effects of pain and acupuncture on regional brain function with Tc 99m HMPAO SPECT imaging. J Nucl Med 1996;37(5 Suppl):278.

Allegrante JP. The role of adjunctive therapy in the management of chronic nonmalignant pain. Am J Med 1996;101(1A):33s-39s.

Andersson SA, Ericson T, Holmgren E. Electro acupuncture and pain threshold. Lancet 1973 Oct 20;2(834):915.

Andersson SA, Holmgren E. On acupuncture analgesia and the mechanism of pain. Am J Chin Med 1975 Oct;3(4):311-34.

Andreev BV, Vasil'ev IuN, Ignatov IuD, Kachan AT, Bogdanov NN. [Effect of electroacupuncture on signs of emotional stress caused by pain]. Biull Eksp Biol Med 1981;91(1):18-20. (Rus).

Ashton H, Ebenezer I, Golding JF, Thompson JW. Effects of acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on cold-induced pain in normal subjects. J Psychosom Res 1984;28(4):301-8.

Bakke M. Effect of acupuncture on the pain perception thresholds of human teeth. Scand J Dent Res 1976 Nov;84(6):404-8.

Baldry P. A review of low-power laser pain-relieving controlled clinical trials. Acupunct Med 1993 May;11(1):2-10.

Baum J, Loetters G. [Postoperative hypalgesia following electrostimulation - anaesthesia by stimulation of typical acupuncture points]. Anaesthesist 1980;29(9):454-8. (Ger).

Baum J, Schilling A. [Combined-electrostimulation-hypalgesia in surgery of the lumbar vertebral column. A tentative evaluation of this method (author's transl)]. Anaesthesist 1979 May;28(5):227-36. (Ger).

Berlin FS, Bartlett RL, Black JD. Acupuncture and placebo: effects on delaying the terminating response to a painful stimulus. Anesthesiology 1975;42(5):527-31.

Boas RA, Hatangdi VS. Electrical stimulation in the relief of pain: a pilot study. N Z Med J 1976 Sep 22;84(572):230-3.

Boros M, Matko I, Kovacs G, et al. [Effects of electro-acupuncture in open-heart surgery]. Cah Anesthesiol 1978;26(2):157-60. (Fre).

Boros M, Matko I, Kovacs G, Tanos V, Tarnoki K. [Use of electroacupuncture in operations on the heart]. Anesteziol Reanimatol 1980 Nov-Dec;(6):33-5. (Rus).

Boureau F, Luu M, Orsini A. [Pain and electrotherapy]. Ann Med Phys 1981;24(3):229-37. (Fre).

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