Effects of acupuncture, acupressure, electroacupuncture and moxibustion

This page will not be updated after the 23rd of november 2012 due to the closure of ViFAB.

Here you can read about the effects of acupuncture, acupressure, electroacupuncture and moxibustion.

This text is based on Cochrane reviews, which are recognized scientific articles.

What is a Cochrane Review?

Authors: Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University Hospital and ViFAB.

Positive Effect

None of the Cochrane reviews on acupuncture, acupressure, electroacupuncture and moxibustion report a positive effect of the treatment.

Possible Positive Effect

No Effect

None of the Cochrane reviews on acupuncture, acupressure, electroacupuncture and moxibustion can conclude with certainty that the treatments are ineffective.

Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

Sources

Acupuncture and assisted reproductive technology (før: Acupuncture and assisted conception)

Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain

Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Acupuncture for acute stroke

Acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Acupuncture for Bell's palsy

Acupuncture for cancer pain in adults

Acupuncture for chronic asthma

Acupuncture for depression

Acupuncture for dysphagia in acute stroke

Acupuncture for epilepsy

Acupuncture for functional dyspepsia

Acupuncture for glaucoma

Acupuncture for induction of labour

Acupuncture for lateral elbow pain

Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes

Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis

Acupuncture for mumps in children

Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis

Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis

Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea

Acupuncture for restless legs syndrome

Acupuncture for schizophrenia

Acupuncture for shoulder pain

Acupuncture for slowing the progression of myopia in children and adolescents

Acupuncture for stress urinary incontinence in adults

Acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation

Acupuncture for treating acute ankle sprains in adults

Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia

Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Acupuncture for uterine fibroids

Acupuncture for vascular dementia

Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour

Auricular acupuncture for cocaine dependence

Cephalic version by moxibustion for breech presentation

Complementary and alternative therapies for pain management in labour

Complementary and miscellaneous interventions for nocturnal enuresis in children

Conservative management for postprostatectomy urinary incontinence

Conservative treatments for whiplash

Different methods for the induction of labour in outpatient settings

Electrical stimulation for faecal incontinence in adults

Electrical stimulation for preventing and treating post-stroke shoulder pain

Electrical stimulation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Electrotherapy for neck pain

Endometriosis: an overview of Cochrane Reviews

Interventions (other than pharmacological, psychosocial or psychological) for treating antenatal depression

Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy

Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy

Interventions for preventing nausea and vomiting in women undergoing regional anaesthesia for caesarean section

Non-hormonal interventions for hot flushes in women with a history of breast cancer

Non-pharmacological interventions for assisting the induction of anaesthesia in children

Non-pharmacological interventions for breathlessness in advanced stages of malignant and non-malignant diseases

Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews

Rehabilitation for ankle fractures in adults

Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting

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Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer pain in adults

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for dementia

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for pain relief in labour

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the hand

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) versus placebo for chronic low-back pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for acute pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for primary dysmenorrhoea

Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee

Transcutaneous electrostimulation for suspected placental insufficiency (diagnosed by Doppler studies)

Treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke in adults

Treatments for breast engorgement during lactation