Acupuncture Geelong Conditions Referenced:

Lumbago: Bahrami-Taghanaki, H, Liu, Y, Azizi, H, Khorsand, A, Esmaily, H, Bahrami, A, Xiao Zhao, B 2014,’ A randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture for chronic low-back pain’, Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 9-13.

Itoh, K, Katsumi, Y, Kitakoji, H 2004,’Trigger point acupuncture treatment of chronic low back pain in elderly patients a blinded RCT’, Acupuncture in Medicine (ACUPUNCTURE MED), 2004 Dec; 22 (4): 170-7. (23 ref)

Sciatica: Chen MR1, Wang P, Cheng G, Guo X, Wei GW, Cheng XH 2009,’The warming acupuncture for treatment of sciatica in 30 cases’, J Tradit Chin Med, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 50-3.

Zongshi Qin, Xiaoxu Liu, Jiani Wu, Yanbing Zhai, Zhishun Liu, ‘Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Sciatica: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 425108, 13 pages, 2015.,

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): Lathia, AT, Jung, SM, Lan, X, Chen 2009,’ Efficacy of Acupuncture as a Treatment for Chronic Shoulder Pain’, THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 613-618.

Juan Antonio Guerra de Hoyos, Maria del Carmen Andrés Martín, Elena Bassas y Baena de Leon, Miguel Vigára Lopez, Teresa Molina López, Francisco Antonio Verdugo Morilla, Maria José González Moreno,
‘Randomised trial of long term effect of acupuncture for shoulder pain’,
PAIN, Volume 112, Issue 3, 2004, Pages 289-298.

Albrecht F. Molsberger, Thomas Schneider, Hermann Gotthardt, Attyla Drabik, ‘German Randomized Acupuncture Trial for chronic shoulder pain (GRASP) – A pragmatic, controlled, patient-blinded, multi-centre trial in an outpatient care environment’, PAIN, Volume 151, Issue 1, 2010, Pages 146-154.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Yang CP et al. 2010,’A randomized clinical trial of acupuncture versus oral steroids for carpal tunnel syndrome: a long-term follow-up’J Pain, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 272-9. 

Cai DF, 2010,’Warm-needling plus Tuina relaxing for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome’,J Tradit Chin Med. vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 23-4.

Elbow Pain – Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): MOLSBERGER A, HILLE E 1994,’THE ANALGESIC EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE IN CHRONIC TENNIS ELBOW PAIN’,Rheumatology, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 1162-1165.

Dorsher PT. ‘Treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis with acupuncture: a pilot study.’ Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, San Francisco, CA, November 4, 2000. cited by Devitt, M ‘Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow’, Acupuncture Today, February, 2001, Vol. 02, Issue 02

Plantar Fasciitis: Kumnerddee W, Pattapong N 2012,’Efficacy of electro-acupuncture in chronic plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial’, J Chin Med, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1167-76.

Zhang SP, Yip TP, Li QS 2011,’Acupuncture treatment for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial with six months follow-up’,Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 10.1093/ecam/nep186.

Achilles Tendonitis: Zhang BM, Zhong LW, Xu SW, Jiang HR, Shen J 2013,’Acupuncture for chronic Achilles tendnopathy: a randomized controlled study’,Chin J Integr Med, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 900-4. 

Disc Herniation: Li X, Han Y, Cui J, Yuan P, Di Z, Li L 2015,’Efficacy of Warm Needle Moxibustion on Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Meta-Analysis’,J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med.

Piriformis Syndrome: California Journal of Oriental Medicine (CJOM) (CALIF J ORIENT MED), 2007,’Piriformis syndrome treated with acupuncture’, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 22-23.

Neck Pain – Spondylosis (cervical and lumbar): Liang ZH, Yang YH, Yu P, Zhu XP, Wu ZL, Zhang JF, Fu WB 2009,’Logistic regression analysis on therapeutic effect of acupuncture on neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis and factors influencing therapeutic effect’, A Randomized Controlled Trial, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM, Guangzhou 510120, China. Zhongguo Zhen jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 173-176.

Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ): Smith P, Mosscrop D, Davies S, Sloan P, Al-Ani Z 2007,’The efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular joint myofascial pain: A randomised controlled trial’,Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 259–267.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Sherman G 2007,’Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treated with Acupuncture, Manual Techniques and Self-stretching Exercises: A Case Report’,Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 33-35.

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Sprain: Whitfield R, Chad B 2011,’Acupuncture Treatment of Shoulder Pain: The Acromioclavicular Joint’,American Acupuncturist, Vol. 56, pp. 22-25.

Stress; Anxiety & Depression: Pilkington, K, Kirkwood, G, Rampes, H, Cummings, M, Richardson, J 2007,’ Acupuncture for anxiety and anxiety disorders — a systematic literature review’, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 1-10.

Insomnia: Huijuan, C, Xingfang, P, Hua, L, Jianping, L 2009,’ Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, ’Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine’ vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 1171-1186.

Headache: Chassot M, et al. 2015,’Electroacupuncture analgesia is associated with increased serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor in chronic tension-type headache: a randomized, sham controlled, crossover trial’,BMC Complement Altern Med, vol. 15, no. 144, doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0664-x.

Migraine: Wang Y, Xue C, Helme R, Costa C, Zheng Z 2015,’Acupuncture for Frequent Migraine: A Randomized, Patient/Assessor Blinded, Controlled Trial with One-Year Follow-Up’,Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 920353, 14 pages

Molsberger, A 2012, ‘The role of acupuncture in the treatment of migraine’, CMAJ. 2012 Mar 6; 184(4): 391–392.

Zhao L et al. 2014,’Effects of long-term acupuncture treatment on resting-state brain activity in migraine patients: a randomized controlled trial on active acupoints and inactive acupoints’,PLoS.One.10;9(6):e99538. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099538. eCollection 2014.

Chronic Fatigue: Yuemei L1, Hongping L, Shulan F, Dongfang G 2006,’The therapeutic effects of electrical acupuncture and auricular-plaster in 32 cases of chronic fatigue syndrome’,J Tradit Chin Med, vol. 26, no. 3. pp.163-4.

Carmady, B, Perz, J, Smith, C, Thornton, C, Ussher, J 2013,’ the effect of acupuncture on post-cancer fatigue and well-being for women recovering from breast cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial’, Acupuncture in Medicine, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 9-15.

Fibromyalgia: Berman BM et al. 1999,’Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia?’,J Fam Pract, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 213-8.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Chao G, Zhang S, 2014,’Effectiveness of acupuncture to treat irritable bowel syndrome: A meta-analysis’, World J Gastroenterol, vol.  20, no. 7, pp. 1871–1877. 

Diarrhoea & Constipation: Zhang, T, Chon, T, Liu, B, Alexander, D, LI, G, Brent, B, Wang, L, Liu, Z 2013,’ Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Constipation: A Systematic Review’, American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 717-742.

Fertility (IVF Support): Rubin LEH, Opsahl MS, Wiemer KE, Mist SD, Caughey AB 2015,’Impact of whole systems traditional Chinesemedicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes’,Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 30, pp. 602–612.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Chou P, Carol A, 2008,’Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology’, Vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 189-196.

Bells Palsy: B Wallwork, B Panizza N T Phan, ‘A general practice approach to Bell’s palsy’ Australian Family Physician, Volume 45, Issue 11, November 2016

Zhang R, Wu T, Wang R, Wang D, Liu Q. ‘Compare the efficacy of acupuncture with drugs in the treatment of Bell’s palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs’. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 May

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD): Dietrich L, Rodrigues IVS, Assis Costa MDM, Carvalho RF, Silva GRD. ‘Acupuncture in Temporomandibular Disorders Painful Symptomatology: An Evidence-Based Case Report’ Eur J Dent. 2020 Oct;14(4):692-696.

Rosted P, Bundgaard M, Pedersen AM. The use of acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction–an audit. Acupunct Med. 2006 Mar;24(1):16-22.

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