Electro-acupuncture

Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the elderly. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is considered as a beneficial treatment for KOA, but the conclusion is controversial. This systematic review compiled the evidence from 11 randomized controlled trials to objectively assess the effectiveness and safety of EA for KOA.

Author(s): 
Chen, Na
Wang, Jing
Mucelli, Attilio
Zhang, Xu
Wang, Changqing
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Many animal experimental studies have been performed to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture in Parkinson's disease (PD). Sex differences are a major issue in all diseases including PD. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reviews investigating sex differences on the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for animal PD models. The current study aimed to summarize and analyze past studies in order to evaluate these possible differences.

Author(s): 
Lee, Sook-Hyun
van den Noort, Maurits
Bosch, Peggy
Lim, Sabina
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