Akupunktiosta tehdystä tieteellisestä tutkimuksesta

Viimeisen kahdenkymmenen vuoden aikana on akupunktion tutkimus kasvanut huomattavasti; Evidence Based Acupuncturen mukaan em. ajassa on tehty yli 13 000 tutkimusta yli 60 maassa. Määrä on huomattava ja se kasvaa jatkuvasti. Akupunktiosta on tehty tutkimusta eri metodein ja metodologioin. Akupunktion tehoa yksittäisenä ja/tai tukihoitona esimerkiksi akuutin ja kroonisen kivun hoidossa, naisten terveydenhuollossa sekä emotionaalisissa ja psyykkisissä sairauksissa/oireissa on myös tutkittu suhteellisen paljon. Suuri määrä tutkimuksia on keskittynyt hoitomuodon turvallisuuteen. Yleisesti on todettu, että akupunktio on turvallinen hoitomuoto, kun sen tekee koulutettu akupunktiohoitaja. Seuraavassa linkkejä sairauksittain ryhmiteltyihin tutkimusmateriaaleihin:

Kipu:


NCBIn tutkimus

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of sham-controlled randomized clinical trials

Network Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Acupuncture, Alpha-blockers and Antibiotics on Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture or Waitlist Control on Joint Pain Related to Aromatase Inhibitors Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Migreeni:

Acupuncture and Its Role in the Treatment of Migraine Headaches
Acupuncture versus propranolol in migraine prophylaxis: an indirect treatment comparison meta-analysis
Acupuncture and Its Role in the Treatment of Migraine Headaches
Acupuncture for preventing migraine attacks, June 2016
The Long-term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis

Naisten terveys:

Efficacy of a standardised acupuncture approach for women with bothersome menopausal symptoms: a pragmatic randomised study in primary care (the ACOM study)
Acupuncture and acupressure for premenstrual syndrome
Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of pain in endometriosis?

Raskaus:

The safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a systematic review
Safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a retrospective cohort study in Korea
Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand

Hedelmällisyys:

Acupuncture and in vitro fertilisation research: Current and future directions
Acupuncture and in vitro fertilisation research: Current and future directions
Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes
Point of Influence: What is the Role of Acupuncture in In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial
Effects and mechanisms of acupuncture in the reproductive system
Acupuncture performed around the time of embryo transfer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A Comparison of Stress Levels in Women Undergoing Single Versus Multiple Acupuncture Session Prior to Embryo Transfer

Onkologia:

Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Procedure on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms
Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain
Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews
Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture or Waitlist Control on Joint Pain Related to Aromatase Inhibitors Among Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Tutkimus:

Acupuncture Interventions
Acupuncture: Review and analysis of nalysis-of-reports-on-controlled-clinical-trialsReports on controlled clinical trials
Publication Trends in Acupuncture Research: A 20-Year Bibliometric Analysis Based on PubMed
The selection of dermatomes for sham (placebo) acupuncture points is relevant for the outcome of acupuncture studies: a systematic review of sham (placebo)-controlled randomized acupuncture trials
The Acupuncture Evidence Project A Comparative Literature Review

Tuvallisuus:

ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS
The York acupuncture safety study: prospective survey of 34 000 treatments by traditional acupuncturists
Acupuncture Safety Projects Phase 1: A literature survey of adverse events following acupuncture 1998-2000.
Safety of Acupuncture: Overview of Systematic Reviews
The safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a systematic review
The Safety of Acupuncture – Evidence from the Uk

Toimintamekanismi:

Acupuncture needling sensation: The neural correlates of deqi using fMRI
Fascial neuromodulation: an emerging concept linking acupuncture, fasciology, osteopathy and neuroscience
Investigation of Acupuncture Sensation Patterns under Sensory Deprivation Using a Geographic Information System
Effects and mechanisms of acupuncture in the reproductive system
Inserting Needles Into the Body: A Meta-Analysis of Brain Activity Associated With Acupuncture Needle Stimulation

Evidence Base:

Acupuncture: An Overview of Scientific Evidence
The Acupunture evidence project: A Comparative Literature Review
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Submission
National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM)
Society for Acupuncture Research
Acupuncture Interventions