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cupuncture Usage - Research Methods
Current Bibliographies in Medicine
Acupuncture Usage
Research Methods

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Selected Controlled Trials

Ceccherelli F, Ambrosio F, Manani G, Zanardi L, Giusti P. [Proposed method for double-blind study of reflexotherapy phenomena]. Minerva Med 1980 Mar 31;71(12):919-22. (Ita).

Ernest E. Complementary therapies, the baby, and the bath water [letter]. Br J Rheumatol 1995 May;34(5):479-80.

Ernst E, White AR. A review of problems in clinical acupuncture research. Am J Chin Med 1997;25(1):3-11.

Gabriel SE, Bombardier C. Clinical trials in fibrositis: a critical review and future directions. J Rheumatol Suppl 1989 Nov;19:177-9.

Hammerschlag R, Morris MM. Clinical trials comparing acupuncture to biomedical standard care: a criteria-based evaluation. Complement Ther Med. Forthcoming 1997.

Hayhoe S. Acupuncture placebo in non-painful disease. Acupunct Med 1996;14(1):1.

Kubiena G. [Considerations of the placebo problem in acupuncture. Reflections on usefulness, ethical justification, standardization and differentiated use of placebos in acupuncture]. Wien Klin Wochenschr 1989 May 12;101(10):362-7. (Ger).

Liu Y, Varela M, Oswald R. The correspondence between some motor points and acupuncture. Am J Chin Med 1975;3(4):347-58.

Mark LC. Double-blind studies of acupuncture. JAMA 1973 Sep 17;225(12):1532.

Patel MS. Problems in the evaluation of alternative medicine. Soc Sci Med 1987;25(6):669-78.

Schnorrenberger CC. [Discussion. The scientific response to 'Acupuncture: The position paper of the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF)']. Dtsch Z Akupunkt 1995;38(2):44-50. (Ger).

Vincent CA. Acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain. In: Lewith GT, Aldridge D, editors. Clinical research methodology for complementary therapies. London: Hodder and Stoughton; 1993. p. 289-308.

Vincent CA, Richardson PH. The evaluation of therapeutic acupuncture: concepts and methods. Pain 1986 Jan;24(1):1-13.

Vincent CA, Richardson PH, Black JJ, Pither CE. The significance of needle placement site in acupuncture. J Psychosom Res 1989;33(4):489-96.

Other Data

Acupuncture [letter]. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984 Jun 30;288(6435):1999.

Bensoussan A. Contemporary acupuncture research: the difficulties of research across scientific paradigms. Am J Acupunct 1991;19(4):357-65.

Berlant SR. Method of determining optimal stimulation sites for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Phys Ther 1984 Jun;64(6):924-8.

Birch S. An exploration with proposed solution of the problems and issues in conducting clinical research in acupuncture [dissertation]. Exeter (UK): University of Exeter; 1997.

Birch S. Issues to consider in determining an adequate treatment in a clinical trial of acupuncture. Complement Ther Med 1997 Mar;5(1):8-12.

Birch S. Testing the clinical specificity of needle sites in controlled clinical trials of acupuncture. Part 1: The importance of validating the 'relevance' of 'true' or 'active' points and 'irrelevance' of 'control' or 'less-active' points - proposal for a justification method. In: Proceedings, 2nd symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research; 1994; Washington, D.C. Washington: Society for Acupuncture Research; 1995. p. 274-81.

Borven H. Design in studies of irreversible treatments [letter]. Am J Psychiatry 1980 Jan;137(1):127-8.

Cameron MH. Placebo effect in TENS study? [letter]. Phys Ther 1989 Dec;69(12):1118-20. Comment on: Phys Ther 1989 Aug;69(8):671-8.

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