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Safety of Acupuncture: Results of a Prospective Observational Study with 229,230 Patients and Introduction of a Medical Information and Consent Form
Background: To evaluate the safety of acupuncture in a large number of patients receiving conventional health care and, based on these results, to develop a new medical consent form for acupuncture.Expand
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Characterizing Acupuncture Stimuli Using Brain Imaging with fMRI - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Literature
Background The mechanisms of action underlying acupuncture, including acupuncture point specificity, are not well understood. In the previous decade, an increasing number of studies have applied fMRIExpand
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Qigong versus exercise therapy for chronic low back pain in adults – A randomized controlled non‐inferiority trial
The value of qigong in the treatment of chronic low back pain is unclear. In a randomized controlled trial, we evaluated whether qigong is non‐inferior to exercise therapy in patients with chronicExpand
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Interventions and physician characteristics in a randomized multicenter trial of acupuncture in patients with low-back pain.
OBJECTIVE Descriptions of the interventions used in acupuncture studies are often incomplete. The aim of this paper is to describe participating trial physicians and interventions in a randomisedExpand
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German Translation of the Southampton Needle Sensation Questionnaire: Use in an Experimental Acupuncture Study
Objective: To create a German version of the Southampton Needle Sensation Questionnaire (SNSQ) in order to measure deqi (needling sensation) in subjects receiving different forms of acupuncture andExpand
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Moxa sticks: thermal properties and possible implications for clinical trials.
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to examine the infrared spectrum and the irradiance of different types of moxa sticks to develop a basis for a moxa stick control therapy. DESIGN An IRExpand
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Multiple sclerosis–related fatigue: Altered resting-state functional connectivity of the ventral striatum and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
Objective: Since recent studies suggested a role of the striatum and prefrontal cortex for multiple sclerosis (MS)-related fatigue, we investigated resting-state functional connectivity alterationsExpand
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Homoeopathic versus Conventional Therapy for Atopic Eczema in Children: Medical and Economic Results
Background: One of five children visiting a homoeopathic physician is suffering from atopic eczema. Objective: To examine the effectiveness, safety and costs of homoeopathic versus conventionalExpand
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Effectiveness of app-based relaxation for patients with chronic low back pain (Relaxback) and chronic neck pain (Relaxneck): study protocol for two randomized pragmatic trials
BackgroundChronic low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are highly prevalent conditions resulting in high economic costs. Treatment guidelines recommend relaxation techniques, such as progressiveExpand
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Standardized versus Individualized Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
We aimed to compare the effectiveness of standardized and individualized acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic low back pain. A single-center randomized controlled single-blind trial wasExpand
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