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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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