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Veterinary Medical Acupuncturists Point to Science

April 2013 Footnotes

By Narda Robinson, DO, DVM

Posted: March 27, 2013

These are the footnotes for Dr. Robinson's April 2013 Evidence Based Medicine column, Veterinary Medical Acupuncturists Point to Science.

1. Wax E. Pet acupuncture more popular as practice becomes more mainstream. Washington Post. Style. May 22, 2012. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2farticles.washingtonpost.com%2f2012-05-22%2flifestyle%2f35457817_1_veterinary-acupuncture-pet-acupuncture-practice-acupuncture on 02-19-13.

2. Cimons M. Many veterinarians offer acupuncture, which the Chinese have long used for animals. Washington Post. Health & Science. February 11, 2013. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2fwww.washingtonpost.com%2fnational%2fhealth-science%2fmany-veterinarians-offer-acupuncture-which-the-chinese-have-long-used-for-animals%2f2013%2f02%2f08%2ffc8ac79e-64ce-11e2-b84d-21c7b65985ee_story.html on 02-19-13.

3. Chang J and Arsenault C.. Pet acupuncture: treating animals with human therapies. ABC Nightline. February 7, 2013.  Dr. David Ramey talking to the reporter. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2fabcnews.go.com%2fHealth%2fpet-acupuncture-treating-animals-best-human-medicine%2fstory%3fid%3d18434112 on 02-18-13.

4. Wax E. Pet acupuncture more popular as practice becomes more mainstream. Washington Post. Style. May 22, 2012. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2farticles.washingtonpost.com%2f2012-05-22%2flifestyle%2f35457817_1_veterinary-acupuncture-pet-acupuncture-practice-acupuncture on 02-19-13.

5. Ramey DW. Do acupuncture points and meridians actually exist? Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet. 2000;22(12):1132-1136. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2fsram.org%2fmedia%2fdocuments%2fuploads%2farticle_pdfs%2f5-3-03-Ramey.pdf on 02-18-13.

6. Ramey D. Animal acupuncture. Science-Based Medicine. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2fwww.sciencebasedmedicine.org%2findex.php%2fanimal-acupuncture%2f on 02-18-13.

7. Chang J and Arsenault C.. Pet acupuncture: treating animals with human therapies. ABC Nightline. February 7, 2013.  Dr. David Ramey talking to the reporter. Accessed at /redirect.aspx?location=http%3a%2f%2fabcnews.go.com%2fHealth%2fpet-acupuncture-treating-animals-best-human-medicine%2fstory%3fid%3d18434112 on 02-18-13.

8. Dung HC. Anatomical features contributing to the formation of acupuncture points. American Journal of Acupuncture. 1984;12(2):139-143.

9. Lancaster LS and Bowker RM. Acupuncture points of the horse's distal thoracic limb: a neuroanatomic approach to the transposition of traditional points. Animals. 2012;2:455-471.

10. Robinson NG. One Medicine, One Acupuncture. Animals. 2012;2:395-414.

11. Wang Y, Shen J, Wang WM, et al. Scalp acupuncture for acute ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:480950. doi: 10.1155/2012/480950.

12. Lee C, Crawford C, Wallerstedt D, et al. The effectiveness of acupuncture research across components of the trauma spectrum response (tsr): a systematic review of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 2012;1:46. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-1-46.

13. Yan Z, Ding N, and Hua H. A systematic review of acupuncture or acupoint injection for management of burning mouth syndrome. Quintessence Int. 2012;43(8):695-701.

14. Cheng HM, Chung YC, Chen HH, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of acupoint stimulation on smoking cessation. Am J Chin Med. 2012;40(3):429-442.

15. Holmer Pettersson P and Wengstrom Y. Acupuncture prior to surgery to minimize postoperative nausea and vomiting: a systematic review. J Clin Nurs. 2012;21(13-14):1799-1805.

16. Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Manheimer E, Vickers A, White AR. Acupuncture for tension-type headache. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009:CD007587.

17. Zhao L, Guo Y, Wang W, et al. Systematic review on randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture therapy for neurovascular headache. Chin J Integr Med. 2011;17(8):580-586.

18. Lee JA, Park SW, Hwang PW, et al. Acupuncture for shoulder pain after stroke: a systematic review. J Altern Complement Med. 2012;18(9):818-823.

19. Furlan AD, Yazdi F, Tsertsvadze A, Gross A, Van Tulder M, Santaguida L, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy, cost effectiveness, and safety of selected complementary and alternative medicine for neck and low-back pain. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012;2012:953139.

20. Lee JH, Choi TY, Lee MS, et al. Acupuncture for acute low back pain: a systematic review. Clin J Pain. 2013;29(2):172-185.

21. Hutchinson AJ, Ball S, Andrews JC, et al. The effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review of the literature. J Orthop Surg Res. 2012;7:36.

22. Biemans JMAE and van Balken MR. Efficacy and effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in the treatment of pelvic organ disorders: a systematic review. Neuromodulation. 2013;16:25-34.

23. Zheng CH, Huang GY, Zhang MM, et al. Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fertil Steril. 2012;97(3):599-611.

24. Smith CA, Collins CT, CRowther CA, et al. Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011; (7):CD009232. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009232.

25. Chung YC, Chen HH, and Yeh ML. Acupoint stimulation intervention for people with primary dysmenorrhea: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Complement Ther Med. 2012;20(5):353-363.

26. Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, Manheimer E, Vickers A, White AR. Acupuncture for tension-type headache. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009:CD007587.

27. Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(19):1444-1453.

28. Manheimer E, Cheng K, Linde K, Lao L, Yoo J, Wieland S, et al. Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010:CD001977.

29. Cao L, Zhang XL, Gao YS, et al. Needle acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. A systematic review and updated meta-analysis. Saudi Med J. 2012;33(5):526-532.

30. Kay Garcia M, McQuade J, Haddad R, et al. Systematic review of acupuncture in cancer care: a synthesis of the evidence. Jan 22, 2013. [Epub ahead of print.]

31. Choi T-Y, Lee MS, and Ernst E. Acupuncture for cancer patients suffering from hiccups: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2012;20:447-455.

32. Sui Y, Zhao HL, Wong VC, et al. A systematic review on use of Chinese medicine and acupuncture for treatment of obesity. Obes Rev. 2012;13(5):409-430.

33. Gakiya HH, Silva DA, Gomes J, et al. Electroacupuncture versus morphine for the postoperative control of pain in dogs. Acta Cir Bras. 2011;26(5):346-351.

34. Cassu RN, Silva DA, Genari Filho T, et al. Electroanalgesia for the postoperative control pain in dogs. Acta Cir Bras. 2012;27(1):43-48.

35. Han HG, Yoon HY, Kim JY, et al. Clinical effect of additional electroacupuncture on thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation in 80 paraplegic dogs. Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(6):1015-1025.

36. Joaquim JG, Luna SP, Brondani JT, et al. Comparison of decompressive surgery, electroacupuncture, and decompressive surgery followed by electroacupuncture for the treatment of dogs with intervertebral disk disease with long-standing severe neurologic deficits. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010; 236(11):1225-1229.

37. Laim A, Jaggy A, Forterre F, et al. Effects of adjunct electroacupuncture on severity of postoperative pain in dogs undergoing hemilaminectomy because of acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2009;234(9):1141-1146.

38. Han H-J, Yoon H-Y, Kim J-Y, et al. Clinical effect of additional electroacupuncture on thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation in 80 paraplegic dogs. Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(6):1015-1025.

39. Hayashi AM, Matera JM, and Pinto ACBdCF. Evaluation of electroacupuncture treatment for thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2007;231:913-918.

40. Sanchez-Araujo M and Puchi A. Acupuncture prevents relapses of recurrent otitis in dogs: a 1-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2011;29(1):21-26.

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