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Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of basic and translational acupuncture research.

Author(s): 
Napadow, Vitaly
Ahn, Andrew
Longhurst, John
Lao, Lixing
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet
Harris, Richard
Langevin, Helene M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of clinical research.

Author(s): 
Park, Jongbae
Linde, Klaus
Manheimer, Eric
Molsberger, Albrecht
Sherman, Karen
Smith, Caroline
Sung, Joseph
Vickers, Andrew
Schnyer, Rosa
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Nahin, Richard
Paterson, Charlotte
Cassidy, Claire M.
Lewith, George T.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
The Veterinary Record

This review assesses the evidence for the efficacy of therapies used in the management of osteoarthritis in dogs on the basis of papers published in peer-reviewed journals in English between 1985 and July 2007. Sixty-eight papers were identified and evaluated. They considered four alternative therapies, one use of functional food, two intra-articular agents, six nutraceutical agents, 21 pharmacological agents, two physical therapies, three surgical techniques and two combinations of weight control.

Author(s): 
Sanderson, R. O.
Beata, C.
Flipo, R.-M.
Genevois, J.-P.
Macias, C.
Tacke, S.
Vezzoni, A.
Innes, J. F.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Biomedical Science

BACKGROUND: Asthma has become an important public health issue and approximately 300 million people have suffered from the disease worldwide. Nowadays, the use of acupuncture in asthma is increasing. This study intended to systematically analyze and compare the gene expression profiles between the asthmatic and acupuncture-treated asthmatic rat lung, and tried to gain insight into the molecular mechanism underlying the early airway response (EAR) phase of asthma treated by acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Yin, Lei-Miao
Jiang, Gong-Hao
Wang, Yu
Wang, Yan
Liu, Yan-Yan
Jin, Wei-Rong
Xu, Yu-Dong
Zhang, Qing-hua
Yang, Yong-Qing
Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis affects 1-3% of the population, in some people causing changes to the nails and joints in addition to skin lesions. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical questions: What are the effects of systemic drug treatments, topical drug treatments, and non-drug treatments (other than ultraviolet light) for chronic plaque psoriasis? What are the effects of ultraviolet light treatments for chronic plaque psoriasis?

Author(s): 
Naldi, Luigi
Rzany, Berthold
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA

The therapeutic objectives for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients are to improve their functioning in society. Accordingly, recommended management is to develop a logical strategy including a positive diagnosis, consideration of the patient's agenda and emotional state, critical appraisal of the efficacies of various drugs and a graded therapeutic response. Unfortunately, none of the currently available drugs (e.g.

Author(s): 
Chang, Full-Young
Lu, Ching-Liang
Publication Title: 
Rheumatology International

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become popular in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worldwide. The objective of this study is to systematically review the proposed mechanisms of action and currently available evidence supporting the efficacy of CAM modalities in relieving signs and symptoms of RA. The prevalence of CAM usage by RA patients is anywhere from 28% to 90%. Many published studies on CAM are based on animal models of RA and there is often insufficient evidence for the efficacy of CAM modalities in RA.

Author(s): 
Efthimiou, Petros
Kukar, Manil
Publication Title: 
NIH consensus statement

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this NIH Consensus Statement is to inform the biomedical research and clinical practice communities of the results of the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. The statement provides state-of-the-art information regarding the appropriate use of acupuncture, and presents the conclusions and recommendations of the consensus panel regarding these issues. In addition, the statement identifies those areas of study that deserve further investigation.

Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Complementary therapies are widespread but controversial. We aim to provide a comprehensive collection and a summary of systematic reviews of clinical trials in three major complementary therapies (acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy). This article is dealing with acupuncture. Potentially relevant reviews were searched through the register of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, the Cochrane Library, Medline, and bibliographies of articles and books.

Author(s): 
Linde, K.
Vickers, A.
Hondras, M.
ter Riet, G.
Thormählen, J.
Berman, B.
Melchart, D.

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