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Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

This article forms part of our allied health series for 2014, which aims to provide information about the management approach of different allied health professionals, using the case example of uncomplicated, mechanical low back pain.

Author(s): 
Ee, Carolyn
Publication Title: 
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Author(s): 
Noh, Tai Kyung
Won, Chong Hyun
Lee, Mi Woo
Choi, Jee Ho
Lee, Sang Oh
Chang, Sung Eun
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of an acupuncture regimen for persistent allergic rhinitis (PER), aimed at improving a patient's mind or Shen in Traditional Chinese Medicine, to that of a second-generation Hi-receptor antagonist, cetirizine hydrochloride. METHODS: This multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial on PER will be conducted at three institutions in China. The total study period will be 9 weeks.

Author(s): 
Wang, Yanping
Chen, Sheng
Wang, Peng
Tan, Cheng
Zhang, Chang
Shi, Zhihong
Zhao, Jiping
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To compare two therapeutic methods: electroacupuncture + massage + blocking therapy, and blocking therapy alone in the treatment of external humeral epicondylitis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were randomized into two groups with 43 in each. The treatment group received electroacupuncture + massage + blocking therapy, while the control group received blocking therapy only. A course of electroacupuncture treatment included therapy once a day for 10 days.

Author(s): 
Li, Xinjian
Zhou, Kun
Zhang, Enming
Qi, Zhenxi
Sun, Weiqing
Xu, Liangfu
Xu, Jianfeng
Cai, Youzhi
Wang, Ronghui
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of acupuncture at hour-prescriptive points, a method of midnight-noon ebb-flow, to treat female adult abdominal obesity with spleen deficiency and exuberant dampness. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with adult abdominal obesity with spleen deficiency and exuberant dampness were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group with 36 patients in each group. Patients in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture at hour-prescriptive points from 9 to 11 AM every day on the principle of taking points along channels in time.

Author(s): 
Wu, Jie
Li, Qing
Chen, Lin
Tian, Dehua
Publication Title: 
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of heated moxa sticks ("moxibustion") and Daiwenjiu ointment (DO) on changes in temperature and blood perfusion volume on the skin of the backs of healthy subjects. METHODS: DO was spread on the left side of the body, and the right side of the body was treated with a heated moxa stick. Images denoting blood perfusion and body temperature were collected 7-8 cm lateral to the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra using laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI).

Author(s): 
Xu, Qingyan
Yang, Jinsheng
Wang, Liang
Deng, Zi
Wang, Yingying
Yang, Li
Wu, Peng
Li, Liang
Publication Title: 
Lancet

The analgesic effect of acupuncture was evaluated by a double-blind controlled trial in 90 patients undergoing gastroscopy. The endoscopy was much easier and better tolerated after real acupuncture had been performed.

Author(s): 
Cahn, A. M.
Carayon, P.
Hill, C.
Flamant, R.

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