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Further Reading

Back pain

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., ... & Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: update of an individual patient data meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. May;19(5):455-474.

Chronic pain

MacPherson, H., Vertosick, E. A., Foster, N. E., Lewith, G., Linde, K., Sherman, K. J., ... & Vickers, A. J. (2017). The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain. Pain, 158(5), 784-793.

Endometriosis

Rubi-Klein, K., Kucera-Sliutz, E., Nissel, H., Bijak, M., Stockenhuber, D., Fink, M., & Wolkenstein, E. (2010). Is acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine effective as pain treatment for endometriosis?: A randomised controlled cross-over trial. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 153(1), 90-93.

Hayfever (allergic rhinitis)

Taw, M. B., Reddy, W. D., Omole, F. S., & Seidman, M. D. (2015). Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 23(3), 216-220.

Headache

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Shin, B. C., ... & White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of tension‐type headache. The Cochrane Library.

Jaw Problems

Fernandes, A. C., Duarte, M. D., Da Silva, L. G. D., De Almeida, E. O., & Barbosa, G. A. S. (2017). Acupuncture in Temporomandibular Disorder Myofascial Pain Treatment: A Systematic Review. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 31(3), 225.

Knee osteoarthritis

Corbett, M. S., Rice, S. J. C., Madurasinghe, V., Slack, R., Fayter, D. A., Harden, M., ... & Woolacott, N. F. (2013). Acupuncture and other physical treatments for the relief of pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: network meta-analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1290-1298.

Low back pain

Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Acupuncture for low back pain: an overview of systematic reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Menopause symptoms

Befus, D., Coeytaux, R. R., Goldstein, K. M., McDuffie, J. R., Shepherd-Banigan, M., Goode, A. P., ... & Nagi, A. (2018). Management of Menopause Symptoms with Acupuncture: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(4), 314-323.

Migraine

Linde, K., Allais, G., Brinkhaus, B., Fei, Y., Mehring, M., Vertosick, E. A., ... & White, A. R. (2016). Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine. The Cochrane Library. Jun 28;(6):CD001218.

Neck pain

Trinh K, Graham N, Irnich D, Cameron ID, Forget M. Acupuncture for neck disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004870. 

Osteoarthritis

Vickers, A. J., Vertosick, E. A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N. E., Sherman, K. J., ... & Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: update of an individual patient data meta-analysis. The Journal of Pain. May;19(5):455-474.

Overactive bladder

Forde, J. C., Jaffe, E., Stone, B. V., Te, A. E., Espinosa, G., & Chughtai, B. (2016). The role of acupuncture in managing overactive bladder; a review of the literature. International Urogynecology Journal, 27(11), 1645-1651.

Pelvic and back pain during pregnancy

Pennick, V., & Liddle, S. D. (2013). Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. The Cochrane Library. Aug 1;(8):CD001139.

Period pain

Witt, C. M., Reinhold, T., Brinkhaus, B., Roll, S., Jena, S., & Willich, S. N. (2008). Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 198(2), 166-e1.

Peripheral neuropathy

Dimitrova, A., Murchison, C., & Oken, B. (2017). Acupuncture for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(3), 164-179.

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Stener‐Victorin, E., Maliqueo, M., Soligo, M., Protto, V., Manni, L., Jerlhag, E., ... & Ohlsson, C. (2016). Changes in HbA1c and circulating and adipose tissue androgen levels in overweight‐obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome in response to electroacupunctureObesity Science & Practice, 2(4), 426-435.

Tendinopathy

Cox, J., Varatharajan, S., Côté, P., & Optima Collaboration. (2016). Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapies to Manage Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Extremities: A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 46(6), 409-429. 

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