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Updated 17.12.15


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Model Guidelines for the Practice of Complementary Therapies (CAM) by Medical Doctors in the European Union


Systematic Reviews Acupuncture

(list not-exhaustive):
- Bower WF, Diao M, Tang JL, Yeung CK (2005). Acupuncture for nocturnal enuresis in children: a systematic review and exploration of rationale. Neurourology and urodynamics, 24:267–272.
- Berman B, Ezzo J, Hadhazy V, et al. (1999) Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Journal of Family Practice, 48:213-218.
- Casimiro L, Brosseau L, Milne S et al. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of RA (2003). Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 3:CD003788.
- Ernst E, Pittler MH (1998). The effectiveness of acupuncture in treating acute dental pain: a systematic review. British Dental Journal, 184:443–447.
- Ernst E, White AR (1999). Acupuncture as a treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a systematic review of randomized trials. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 125:269–272.
- Ernst E, White AR (1998). Acupuncture for back pain: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine, 158:2235–41.
- Ezzo J, Berman B, Hadhazy VA et al (2000). Is acupuncture effective for the treatment of chronic pain? A systematic review. Pain, 86:217–225.
- Ezzo J, Hadhazy V, Birch S, et al. (2001) Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. Arthritis and Rheumatism,44:819-825.
- Furlan AD, van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Tsukayama H, Lao L, Koes B, Berman B. (2005) Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the cochrane collaboration. Spine, 30:944-463
- Green S, Buchbinder R, Hetrick S (2005). Acupuncture for shoulder pain. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD005319.
- He L, Zhou D, Wu B, Li N, Zhou MK (2004). Acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002914.
- Jedel E (2005). Acupuncture in xerostomia– a systematic review. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, 32:392–396.
- Jewell D, Young G (2003). Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 4: CD000145.
- Lee A, Done ML (2004). Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 3:CD003281.
- Lee H, Ernst E (2005). Acupuncture analgesia during surgery: a systematic review. Pain, 114:511–517.
- Lee H, Ernst E (2004). Acupuncture for GI endoscopy: a systematic review. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 60:784–789.
- Lee H, Ernst E (2004). Acupuncture for labor pain management: a systematic review.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology,191:1573–1579.
- Lee H, Schmidt K, Ernst E (2005). Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain - a systematic review. European Journal of Pain, 9:437–444.
- Linde K, Jobst K, Panton J. (2001) Acupuncture for chronic asthma. (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library. Issue 2, Oxford: Update Software.
- Manheimer E, White A, Berman B, Forys K, Ernst E (2005). Meta-analysis: acupuncture for low back pain. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142:651–663.
- McCarney RW, Brinkhaus B, Lasserson TJ, Linde K (2004). Acupuncture for chronic asthma. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1: CD000008.
- Melchart D, Linde K, Fischer P et al (2001). Acupuncture for idiopathic headache. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1: CD001218.
- Mukaino Y, Park J, White A, Ernst E (2005). The effectiveness of acupuncture for depression - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine, 23:70–76.
- Pan CX, Morrison RS, Ness J, Fugh-Berman A, Leipzig RM (2000). Complementary and alternative medicine in the management of pain, dyspnea, and nausea and vomiting near the end of life. A systematic review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 20:374–387.
- Park J, White AR, Ernst E (2000). Efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for tinnitus: a systematic review. Archives of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, 126:489–492.
- Pittler MH, Ernst E (2005). Complementary therapies for peripheral arterial disease: systematic review. Atherosclerosis, 181:1–7.
- Pittler MH, Ernst E (2005). Complementary therapies for reducing body weight: a systematic review. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 29: 1030–1038.
- Proctor ML, Smith CA, Farquhar CM, Stones RW (2002). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002123.
- Smith CA, Crowther CA (2004). Acupuncture for induction of labour. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 1:CD002962.
- Smith CA, Hay PP (2005). Acupuncture for depression. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD004046.
- Smith LA, Oldman AD, McQuay HJ, Moore RA (2000). Teasing apart quality and validity in systematic reviews: an example from acupuncture trials in chronic neck and back pain. Pain, 86:119–132.
- Sok SR, Erlen JA, Kim KB (2003). Effects of acupuncture therapy on insomnia. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 44:375–384.
- Stener-Victorin E (2005). The pain-relieving effect of electro-acupuncture and conventional medical analgesic methods during oocyte retrieval: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Human Reproduction, 20: 339–349.
- Sze FK, Wong E, Or KK, Lau J, Woo J (2002). Does acupuncture improve motor recovery after stroke? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Stroke, 33:2604–2619.
- Trinh KV, Phillips SD, Ho E et al (2004). Acupuncture for the alleviation of lateral epicondyle pain: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), 43:1085–1090.
- van Tulder M, Cherkin D, Berman B, et al. (2001) Acupuncture for low back pain (Cochrane Review). In:The Cochrane Library. Issue 2, Oxford: Update Software.
- Vickers AJ. (1996) Can acupuncture have specific effects on health? A systematic review of acupuncture antiemesis RCTs. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 89:303-311.
- White AR, Ernst E (1999). A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain. Rheumatology (Oxford), 38:143–147.
- White AR, Rampes H, Ernst E (2002). Acupuncture for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD000009.
- Zhang SH, Liu M, Asplund K, Li L (2005). Acupuncture for acute stroke. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2:CD003317.