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Acupuncturists See the Light, go High Tech

October 2013 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DO, DVM

Posted: October 1, 2013, 8:55 a.m. EDT

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's October 2013 Evidence Based Medicine column, Acupuncturists See the Light, go High Tech.

FOOTNOTES
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2 Litscher G. Modernization of traditional acupuncture using multimodal computer-based high-tech methods – recent results of blue laser and teleacupuncture from the Medical University of Graz. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2009;2(3):202-209.
3 Litscher G, Gao X-Y, Wang L, et al. High-tech acupuncture and integrative laser medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012: 363467.
4 Baxter GD, Bleakley C, and McDonough S. Clinical effectiveness of laser acupuncture: a systematic review. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2008;1(2):65-82.
5 Litscher G, Gao X-Y, Wang L, et al. High-tech acupuncture and integrative laser medicine. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012: 363467.
6 Anzinger A, Albrecht J, Kopietz R, et al. Effects of laserneedle acupuncture on olfactory sensitivity of healthy human subjects: a placebo-controlled, double-blinded, randomized trial. Rhinology. 2009;47:153-159.
7 Bjordal JM, Lopes-Martins RAB, Joensen J, et al. A systematic review with procedural assessments and meta-analysis of Low Level Laser Therapy in lateral elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow). BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008;9:75. DOI: 10.1186/1471/2474-9-75.
8 Bjordal JM, Couppe C, Chow RT, et al. A systematic review of low level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders. Australian Journal of Physiotherpay. 2003;49:107-116.
9 Dostalova T, Hlinakova P, Kasparova M, et al. Effectiveness of physiotherapy and GaAlAs laser in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders. Photomed Laser Surg. 2012;30(5):275-280.
10 Dostalova T, Hlinakova P, Kasparova M, et al. Effectiveness of physiotherapy and GaAlAs laser in the management of temporomandibular joint disorders. Photomed Laser Surg. 2012;30(5):275-280.
11 Ferreira LA, de Oliveira RG, Guimaraes JP, et al. Laser acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial. Lasers Med Sci. DOI 10.1007/s10103-013-1273-x.
12 Hotta PT, Hotta TH, Bataglion C, et al. EMG analysis after laser acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Implications for practice. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2010;16:158-160.
13 Zhang J, Marquina N, Oxinos G, et al. Effect of laser acupoint treatment on blood pressure and body weight – a pilot study. J Chiropr Med. 2008;7(4):134-139.
14 Quah-Smith I, Smith C, Crawford JD, et al. Laser acupuncture for depression: a randomised double blind controlled low intensity laser intervention. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2013;148:179-187.
15 Wu J-H, Chen H-Y, Chang Y-J, et al. Study of autonomic nervous activity of night shift workers treated with laser acupuncture. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2009;27(2):273-279.
16 Zhang J, Marquina N, Oxinos G, et al. Effect of laser acupoint treatment on blood pressure and body weight – a pilot study. J Chiropr Med. 2008;7(4):134-139.
17 Fontana CR and Bagnato VS. Low-level laser therapy in pediatric Bell’s palsy: case report in a three-year-old child. J Alt Complement Med. 2013;19(4):376-382.
18 Gottschling S, Meyer S, Gribova I, et al. Laser acupuncture in children with headache: a double-blind, randomized, bicenter, placebo-controlled trial. Pain. 2008;137:405-412.
19 Hsiu H, Hsu W-C, Hsu C-L, et al. Microcirculatory changes by laser Doppler after infrared heaing over acupuncture points – relevance to moxibustion. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2009;27(6):855-861.
20 Shen X, Zhao L, Ding G, et al. Effect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: a pilot study. Lasers Med Sci. 2009;24:129-136.
21 Beissner F, Noth U, and Schockert T. The problem of metal needles in acupuncture-fMRI studies. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:808203.
22 Dai T, Gupta A, Murray CK, et al. Blue light for infectious diseases: Proprionibacterium acnes, Helicobacter pylori, and beyond? Drug Resist Updat. 2012;15(4):334-346.
23 Fonseca AS, Geller M, Filho MB, et al. Low-level infrared laser effect on plasmid DNA. Lasers Med Sci. 2012;27:121-130.
24 Robinson NG. Laser vs. acupuncture and massage. Veterinary Practice News. Accessed on 08-13-13 at http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-dept/small-animal-dept/laser-vs-acupuncture-and-massage.aspx.
25 Langevin HM, Churchill DL, Wu J, et al. Evidence of connective tissue involvement in acupuncture. FASEB J. 2002;16(8): 872-874.
26 Litscher G. Yes, there is deqi sensation in laser acupuncture. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:198254.
27 Raith W, Litscher G, Sapetschnig I, et al. Thermographical measuring of the skin temperature using laser needle acupuncture in preterm neonates. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:614210.
28 Baxter GD, Bleakley C, and McDonough S. Clinical effectiveness of laser acupuncture: a systematic review. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2008;1(2):65-82.
29 Bergamaschi M, Ferrari G, Gallamini M, et al. Laser acupuncture and auriculotherapy in postural instability – a preliminary report. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2011;4(1):69-74.
30 Cunha RG, Rodrigues KC, Salvador M, et al. Effectiveness of Laser treatment at acupuncture sites compared to traditional acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31-September 4, 2010.
31 He W, Wedig D, Wang L, et al. Violet laser acupuncture – Part 5: an investigation of different stimulation frequencies on heart rate and variability. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2012;5(6):290-294.
32 De Almeida P, Lopes-Martins RAB, De Marchi T, et al. Red (660 nm) and infrared (830 nm) low-level laser therapy in skeletal muscle fatigue in humans: what is better? Lasers Med Sci. 2012;27:453-458.
33 De Almeida P, Lopes-Martins RAB, De Marchi T, et al. Red (660 nm) and infrared (830 nm) low-level laser therapy in skeletal muscle fatigue in humans: what is better? Lasers Med Sci. 2012;27:453-458.
34 Hudson DE, Hudson DO, Wininger JM, et al. Penetration of laser light at 808 and 980 nm in bovine tissue samples. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2013;31(4):163-168.
35 Chow R, Yan W, and Armati P. Electrophysiological effects of single point transcutaneous 650 and 808 nm laser irradiation of rat sciatic nerve: a study of relevance for low-level laser therapy and laser acupuncture. Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2012;30(9):530-535.
36 Zhou YC. An advanced clinical trial with laser acupuncture anesthesia for minor operations in the oro-maxillofacial region. Lasers Surg Med. 1984;4(3):297-303.
37 Litscher G and Opitz G. Technical parameters for laser acupuncture to elicit peripheral and central effects: state-of-the-art and short guidelines based on results from the Medical University of Graz, the German Academy of Acupuncture, and the scientific literature. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012: 697096.

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