Selected Reviews

PleaseRead: Systematic Reviews on Acupuncture

Selected Systematic Reviews on Acupuncture

updated November 5, 2014

Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders

Acupuncture in the treatment of pain in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Clin J Pain. 2010 Jul-Aug;26(6):541-50.

Depression

The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in depressive disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Affect Disord. 2010 Jul;124(1-2):9-21.

Postoperative nausea and vomiting

Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD003281.

Neck pain

Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain: systematic review and meta-analysis.  J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Feb;15(2):133-45.

Pain

Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups.  BMJ. 2009 Jan 27;338:a3115.

Tension type headache

Acupuncture for tension-type headache.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD007587.

Migraine

Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jan 21;(1):CD001218.

Role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine.  Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Sep;7(9):1121-34.

Postoperative pain

Acupuncture and related techniques for postoperative pain: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.  Br J Anaesth. 2008 Aug;101(2):151-60.

Chronic knee pain

Acupuncture treatment for chronic knee pain: a systematic review.  Rheumatology (Oxford). 2007 Mar;46(3):384-90.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD005111.

Low back pain

Meta-analysis: acupuncture for low back pain.  Ann Intern Med. 2005 Apr 19;142(8):651-63.

Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Apr 15;30(8):944-63.

Nonvertex presentation

Correction of nonvertex presentation with moxibustion: a systematic review and metaanalysis.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;201(3):241-59.

In vitro fertilization (acupuncture at the time of oocyte collection or embryo transfer)

A systematic review and meta-analysis of acupuncture in in vitro fertilisation.  BJOG. 2008 Sep;115(10):1203-13.

Weight control and Obesity

Acupuncture for obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of obesity. Feb 2009;33(2):183-196.

A systematic review on use of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for treatment of obesity. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. May 2012;13(5):409-430.

Acupuncture/acupressure for weight reduction? A systematic review. Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. Jan 31 1997;109(2):60-62.