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Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: The evidence on the effect of acupuncture or counseling for depression is not conclusive yet is sufficient to warrant further research. Our aim is to conduct a full-scale RCT to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of acupuncture and counseling compared to usual care alone. We will explore the experiences and perspectives of patients and practitioners.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Richmond, Stewart
Bland, J. Martin
Lansdown, Harriet
Hopton, Ann
Kang'ombe, Arthur
Morley, Stephen
Perren, Sara
Spackman, Eldon
Spilsbury, Karen
Torgerson, David
Watt, Ian
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve menstrual frequency and to decrease circulating testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our aim was to investigate whether acupuncture affects ovulation frequency and to understand the underlying mechanisms of any such effect by analyzing LH and sex steroid secretion in women with PCOS. This prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted between June 2009 and September 2010.

Author(s): 
Johansson, Julia
Redman, Leanne
Veldhuis, Paula P.
Sazonova, Antonina
Labrie, Fernand
Holm, Göran
Johannsson, Gudmundur
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet

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