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Journal Cover Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
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  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - From the Deputy Editor Associate Professor Christopher
           Zaslawski
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Case study: A sting in tropical waters off a remote
           Fiji Island resolved by Chinese medicine
    • Abstract: McPherson, Luke; Cochrane, Suzanne
      Thirty seven year old female breast feeding a five month old baby presented herself with a painful sting on her upper right arm. After two days of applying hydro cortisone cream 'Sinacot', the site of the sting was still extremely painful and inflamed with red papules. Diagnosis was a skin rash due to toxic heat. Treatment was acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Results concluded that after three treatment sessions the rash and pain disappeared.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Moxibustion plus pharmacotherapy for chronic
           obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Abstract: Coyle, Meaghan E; Zhang, Anthony Lin; Wu, Lei; Xue, Charlie Changli
      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Moxibustion has been used for respiratory diseases such as asthma however, there are few clinical studies of moxibustion for COPD.

      The aim of this report is to examine the efficacy and safety of moxibustion in combination with pharmacotherapy for the treatment of COPD. Five English databases and four Chinese databases were searched.

      Studies of moxibustion plus pharmacotherapy which reported on the outcomes of symptom severity (e.g. Borg or Medical Research Council scales), lung function (FEV1 or FVC, L or percent predicted), health-related quality of life (e.g. St George's Respiratory Questionnaire), exercise capacity (six minute walk test), acute exacerbations, BODE index, effective rate or adverse events. Methodological quality was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration's risk of bias assessment tool. Data were analysed with RevMan 5.2 software.

      Five studies (514 participants) were included. Lung function was higher after treatment in those who received moxibustion plus pharmacotherapy compared with pharmacotherapy alone.

      A similar finding was seen for the outcome effective rate. No adverse events were reported. However, the reporting of study detail was poor and methodological weakness was noted. While benefit of combining moxibustion with pharmacotherapy was seen for some outcomes, the clinical relevance of the findings remains uncertain.

      Moxibustion combined with pharmacotherapy may increase lung function and effective rate more than pharmacotherapy alone and was well tolerated. Further research through large and rigorously designed clinical trials is needed to confirm the potential benefit of moxibustion plus pharmacotherapy for COPD.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Research Protocol: Utilisation and the Effects of
           Acupuncture during Systemic and Radiation Cancer Treatment in the Public
           Hospital
    • Abstract: Oh, Byeongsang
      The use of acupuncture and complementary, alternative medicine (CAM) among cancer patients is increasing. However the utilisation and the effects of acupuncture during systemic cancer and radiation treatment have not been properly evaluated in the public health care system in Australia.

      The Northern Sydney Cancer Centre (NSCC) at the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) has introduced acupuncture for cancer patients as a pilot project for standard care. The aim is to evaluate the utilisation rate and the effects of acupuncture during cancer treatment. Patients receiving cancer treatment at NSCC, RNSH from June 2014 to May 2015 were approached and invited to participate in the study.

      The utilisation rate of acupuncture will be measured by the number of patients who received acupuncture treatment out of the total number of patients who received information about availability of acupuncture free of charge during systemic and radiotherapy cancer treatments.

      The effects of acupuncture will be measured with anxiety and depression, stress, fatigue and quality of life, with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), and European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life (EORTC QLQ-C30) using a pre and post-test design.

      The study findings will provide information about the utilisation and potential effects of acupuncture on cancer patients undergoing systemic and radiotherapy cancer treatments within a public health care system in Australia.

      This is the first study exploring the utilisation rate of acupuncture in cancer patients. Findings can be used for the development of evidence-based, holistic health strategies for comprehensive cancer care.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Interview with Dr Winston Wang
    • Abstract: Stafford, Bruce; Wang, Winston
      Dr Wen Cheng Wang (Winston Wang) has over 40 years of experience in Chinese medicine, with a special interest in traditional Chinese orthopaedics.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Aspects of spirit [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Christopher
      Review(s) of: Aspects of spirit, by Elizabeth Rochat de la Vallee.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Study to examine the role of acupuncture to reduce
           symptoms of lymphoedema after breast cancer: A Randomised controlled trial
           
    • Abstract: McPherson, Luke; Smith, Caroline A; Pirotta, Marie; Kilbreath, Sharon
      Lymphoedema is associated with an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid due to impaired lymphatic transport.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - An examination of studies evaluating acupuncture in
           labour have discovered the utilisation of non-classically indicated
           acupoints, such as Gv20 (Baihui) in 3 clinical reports
    • Abstract: Ormsby, Simone
      In two of these GV 20 was selected for 'relaxation' purposes. In the third report no rationale was provided for point choice. The overall stated objective were pain relief.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Restoring order in health and Chinese medicine [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Christopher
      Review(s) of: Restoring order in health and Chinese medicine, by Stephen Birch, Miguel Angel Cabrer Mir and Manuel Rodriguez Cuadras, La Liebre de Marzo, Barcelona ISBN 978-84-92470-27-3.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Commentaries on the regulation and the current
           situation in Spain regarding acupuncture and TCM
    • Abstract: McCalduch, Ramon
      Since the presentation of the Natural Therapies Report, issued by a sector of the Health Commission of the Spanish Parliament, we have not seen a real interest for regulation.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Advertise with AJACM
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - AJACM instructions for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - Upcoming international conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 10 Issue 1 - In pursuit of wisdom: Ancient Chinese and Greek
           perspectives on cultivation
    • Abstract: Cochrane, Suzanne
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Letters to the editor
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Zheng, Zhen
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Acupuncture for the mental and emotional health of
           women undergoing IVF treatment: A comprehensive review
    • Abstract: Grant, Lori-Ellen; Cochrane, Suzanne
      One in six Australian couples currently struggle with impaired fertility. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) has become the assisted reproductive technology (ART) of choice. The IVF process has inherent stresses: the invasive procedures; medication; knowledge that it might be the last possibility for pregnancy; and the high cost. Both authors have observed in different settings (one clinical and the other during a clinical trial) that women often reported an improved sense of wellbeing and emotional health due to the acupuncture intervention. This paper summarises the reported benefits of acupuncture treatment for mental and emotional health during IVF identified in published peer-reviewed research papers - both theoretically (pathogenesis and physiology) and clinically (with reference to acupuncture treatment and the therapeutic encounter). The trials reviewed, investigating mental and emotional health during IVF treatment, indicate acupuncture had positive outcomes including: reduced anxiety; reduced stress; less social and relationship concern and improved psychological coping. This paper suggests that reflecting on and valuing the therapeutic alliance, including its collaborative nature, the patient feeling cared for and a perception that practitioners are empathetic, could improve fertility outcomes and the emotional health of infertile women through the process of IVF treatment.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Interview with professor George Lewith, Professor of
           Health Research at University of Southampton, UK
    • Abstract: Lai, Lily
      I knew from the age of seven that I wanted to become a doctor, a vocation about which I have never had any regrets. Later, when I considered which medical school I should apply to, I became fascinated by molecular biology, and so deliberately applied to Cambridge to allow me complete a Part II in Natural Sciences.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Shen's textbook on the management of auto-immune
           diseases with chinese medicine [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zhou, Yanli
      Review(s) of: Shen's textbook on the management of auto-immune diseases with chinese medicine, by Shen Pi'an, translated by Mao Sguzhang, Donica Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9781901149008.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma
           has corrupted healthcare [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Reid, Tony
      Review(s) of: Deadly medicines and organised crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare, by Peter Gotzche, Radcliffe Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9781846198847.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Unlocking the mysteries of Chinese medicine - a
           reference manual for consumers [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Watson, Kerry
      Review(s) of: Unlocking the mysteries of Chinese medicine - a reference manual for consumers, by Karen Pohlner and Russell Shaw, Bamboo Spirit Publishing, 2013, ISBN 9780646904368.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - The importance of international standards and the role
           of ISO/TC 249
    • Abstract: Graham, David
      It is very impressive when a traditional medicine (TM) system transcends its cultural boundaries and becomes an accepted health modality in other countries. Where this uptake is sustained and increases, it suggests that the system is offering more than simply a response to smart marketing or an interest in a fad but is seen by the society as providing true benefits. This is the case with traditional medicine systems derived from ancient Chinese medicine, namely traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Korean medicine and Kampo, as their use extends internationally.

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  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - AACMAC Melbourne 2014: Opening speech by The Hon David
           Davis MP
    • Abstract: Davis, David
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - A survey of the sociodemographics and practice
           characteristics of members of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese
           Medicine Association Ltd
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Christopher; Walsh, Sean; James, Judy; Deare, John
      Background: The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) is the largest national professional body for Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia yet little is known about specific practice characteristics of its members. Method: In December 2006, a four-page questionnaire was mailed to all association members listed on the AACMA database for that year. The questionnaire sought to obtain information on the demographics and practice characteristics of the AACMA members. In total 1 520 questionnaires were mailed out to the AACMA members, of which 386 were returned. Results: The age distribution for respondents was bimodal, with those in the 46-50 and 31-35 brackets being the highest reported ranges. With regard to education, most respondents stated they had obtained their practice qualifications in Australia (n = 279; 73%), while 46 (12%) replied they had received their qualification from overseas. Most respondents replied that they had obtained a Bachelor degree (n = 207; 54%) while 58 (15%) reported having a Diploma and 37 an Advanced Diploma (9%). Concerning practice characteristics, nearly 70% (n = 268) reported that they practised more than 20 hours per week, with significantly more females working fewer than 20 hours compared to males (p = 0.006). When a breakdown of the pattern of modality use was undertaken, approximately 31% (n = 121) of respondents reported using a combination of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, while 20% (n = 77) stated they used acupuncture solely while only 0.5% (n = 2) used herbal medicine alone. The remainder used various combinations involving acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese remedial massage (Tuina) and/or Western remedial massage. Conclusion: This is the first time a survey of members of a particular Chinese medicine (CM) association has been undertaken in Australia. To further develop CM, a large scale survey needs to be undertaken to further define and establish the social demographics and practices of the newly nationally registered CM profession.

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  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - AJACM instructions for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Upcoming international conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - WFAS Sydney 2013 8th world conference on acupuncture
    • Abstract: Lee, Nancy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Research snapshots
    • Abstract: Tan, Hsiewe Ying; Hyde, Anna; Wan, Dawn Wong Lit; Lee, Nancy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 9 Issue 1 - Current research report
    • Abstract: Ferrigno, Peter
      Examination of surface conditions and other physical properties of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Instructions for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Upcoming international conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - 8th International Congress on Traditional Asian
           Medicine (ICTAM) 2013
    • Abstract: Li, Richard
      The International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine (ICTAM) has been one of the major international events promoting research and studies on traditional Asian medicines since its debut in Canberra, Australia in 1979.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - 44th TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2013
    • Abstract: Vanderzeil, Phil
      A quaint medieval town in the German countryside is the setting for the annual conference held by the AGTCM. The AGTCM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft F r Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medezin e.v.) is one of the major European organisations dedicated to the management, teaching and practice of Chinese Medicine. TCM Kongress 2013 Rothenburg ob der tauber is organised and hosted by a group of Chinese medicine practitioners who come together from Germany and various other European nations.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Society for Acupuncture Research conference 2013
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      From 18-21 April, 2013, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) held its international research conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. Researchers were primarily from the USA, but researchers from China, South Korea and several other nations also presented their original research. The conference format included a mixture of activities including plenaries (panel discussions) keynote speeches and workshops. Four workshops were held prior to the commencement of the symposium; I attended one on taiji and the design of clinical trials (led by Peter Wayne) and another titled 'Challenges of Acupuncture Clinical Research in China' led by several Chinese presenters. Following the workshops the conference opened with several speeches, including one given by the SAR President, A/Prof Richard Harris. This was followed by the first of the keynote speakers, Dr Helene Langevin, who gave an overview of her research on acupuncture and the connective tissue matrix.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Research snapshots
    • Abstract: Tan, Hsiewe Ying; Huang, Yisu; Nabil, Wan Najbah Nik
      German randomized acupuncture trial for chronic shoulder pain (GRASP) - A pragmatic, controlled, patient - blinded, multi-centre trial in an outpatient care environment.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Reflections on undertaking the Cochrane review:
           'Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia'
    • Abstract: Deare, John
      A Cochrane review is a systematic review recognised internationally as being of the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Information generated from a Cochrane review is used by clinicians, consumers, policy makers and other stakeholders to make informed decisions on the topic of focus. Cochrane reviews are updated regularly and available free to all Australians. There are three stages to a Cochrane review: title registration, protocol and the systematic review. Each stage has multiple steps and requires Cochrane's approval before the next stage can be commenced.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Current research report
    • Abstract: Wan, Dawn Wong Lit
      Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex musculoskeletal condition which involves widespread pain, fatigue and other symptoms such as stiffness and sleep disturbance. FM affects two to four percent of the general population. It is mostly treated by pharmacological means such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Non-pharmacological treatments such as acupuncture, massage and relaxation therapy are also being used.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Hunyuan Xinfa: The lost heart of medicine (special
           edition) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      Review(s) of: Hunyuan Xinfa: The lost heart of medicine (special edition), by Yaron Seidman and Teja A Jaensch, Hunyuan Group Inc., 2013, ISBN 9780989167918.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - The double aspect of the heart [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cochrane, Sue
      Review(s) of: The double aspect of the heart, by Elisabeth Rochet de la Vallee, translated by Madelaine Moulder, Monkey Press, 2013, ISBN 9781872468129.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Jin Gui Yao Lue: Essential prescriptions of the golden
           cabinet [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Marchment, Robin
      Review(s) of: Jin Gui Yao Lue: Essential prescriptions of the golden cabinet, by Zhang Ji (Zhang Zhong Jing) with translation and commentary by Nigel Wiseman and Sabine Wilms, Paradigm Publications, 2013, ISBN 9780912111919.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - International perspectives on registration of
           acupuncture
    • Abstract: Verhaeghe, Tom
      The Colla Law of 1999 provides for registration of four non-conventional practices (homeopathy, osteopathy, acupuncture and chiropractic), with the aim to ensure patient safety. Each of the four practices has its own Chamber, providing advice to a Joint Commission and to the Minister that ought to be carried out before the beginning of 2014.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - WFAS Sydney 2013: Selected conference abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Case report: A rash in pregnancy resolved by Chinese
           medicine
    • Abstract: McPherson, Luke; Cochrane, Suzanne
      A 21-weeks-pregnant female of South Korean descent presents with itchy skin with red raised papules on much of her torso and limbs. Pathology tests show elevated Alanine transaminase (ALT) and Aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Diagnosis: rash due to liver and gallbladder damp heat. Treatment: acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Results: after three sessions the rash and itch had disappeared, the liver function tests returned to normal ranges, and the pregnancy went to full term with the birth of a healthy baby girl.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Case report: Reflections on practitioner confidence in
           treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
    • Abstract: Grant, Lori-Ellen; Cochrane, Suzanne
      This case report describes a 25-year-old woman who presented with nausea and vomiting (NVP) in her seventh week of pregnancy. The treatment was not successful overall and resulted in both patient and practitioner losing confidence. The following reflective questions challenged my practice and led to an examination of what makes acupuncture work. - Why, after a course of acupuncture, did the nausea and vomiting continue' - What led to a loss of confidence in the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat this ailment' Multiple traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research reviews show some benefit for nausea and dry retching using acupressure and acupuncture, and limited results for vomiting. Despite this, I found that my confidence was undermined by being out of touch with my own inner knowing or Yi. I needed to encourage the patient ('Laura') to take more responsibility for her own health and we both needed clarity around the treatment result expected.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Does Chinese medicine consultation share features and
           effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy': Using traditional
           acupuncture as an example
    • Abstract: Zheng, Zhen; Paterson, Charlotte; Yap, Keong
      Background: Acupuncture, as part of Chinese medicine (CM), is based on a holistic therapeutic theory. Individualised differential diagnosis is the essence and an integral part of its practice. It leads to an individualised treatment plan. Little research on the nature and effects of the CM consultation has been conducted. Previous studies showed behavioural and cognitive changes after traditional acupuncture treatment. In this article, through a hypothetical case, we illustrated a CM consultation process, examined the changes produced and compared the features between CM consultation and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Main text: The two therapies share nine out of eleven features, including five specific factors that took different forms in CM and CBT and four non-specific factors known to partially mediate the relationship between psychological therapies and positive therapeutic outcomes. Although Chinese medicine treatments induce changes in behaviours as well as cognition, CM consultation does not share two essential features of CBT, namely a framework of the interaction between behaviour and cognition and teaching patients how to identify and dispute dysfunctional thoughts. Discussion: CM consultation has CBT-like features and effects. Existing qualitative studies suggest that changes in behaviours and cognition after traditional acupuncture treatment are probably due to the CM consultation process or its combined effect with needling, rather than acupuncture needling alone. This hypothesis provides a new perspective on the contributing factors to acupuncture effect. CBT-like features and effects of traditional acupuncture is underestimated by practitioners and researchers, and need to be taken into consideration in acupuncture trial design and clinical practice.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Interview with professor Charlie Xue, WFAS Sydney 2013
           keynote speaker
    • Abstract: Shergis, Johannah
      Professor Charlie Xue is the Head of School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Director of the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Program, RMIT Health Innovations Research Institute and Inaugural Chair, Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. Prof Xue's main interest is in clinical research to evaluate the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine and acupuncture for respiratory diseases and pain management. His research has been supported by many research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC), State and Federal Governments, as well as international research grants. Prof Xue also advises partners in industry, the profession and organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO). In addition, Prof Xue is a Grant Review Panel Member for the NHMRC. Prof Xue has more than 140 publications in peer reviewed journals and significantly contributes to evidencebased medicine and practice. Prof Xue is a keynote speaker at the WFAS 2013 8th World Conference on Acupuncture. We invited him to share his experience and knowledge of Chinese medicine for AJACM readers.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Interview with Professor Alan Bensoussan, WFAS Sydney
           2013 keynote speaker
    • Abstract: Cochrane, Suzanne
      Professor Alan Bensoussan is a Professor of Chinese Medicine, and Director of Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine. He is one of Australia's prominent researchers in complementary medicine and was instrumental in establishing both the Centre for Complementary Medicine Research (CompleMED) - of which he is the Director - and the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM), where he is the Executive Director. Under Alan's leadership, CompleMED has forged a broad network of links with other national and international organisations within government and industry, and is currently involved in collaborative projects with institutions in China, Hong Kong, United States and the United Kingdom.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 2 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Zheng, Zhen
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - AJACM instructions for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Upcoming international conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - 16th International Congress of Oriental Medicine:
           Seoul, Korea, 14-16 September 2012
    • Abstract: James, Judy
      The 16th International Congress of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) was held in Seoul, Korea, on 14-16 September 2012 under the theme 'The Future of Medicine, Traditional Medicine'. ICOM is held biannually, usually in Korea, Japan or Taiwan, and, with a reported estimate of 16 000 delegates and exhibitors, it is the largest international conference on traditional medicine.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - ICCMR 2013 - International Congress for complementary
           Medicine Research: London, United Kingdom, 11-13 April 2013
    • Abstract: Zheng, Zhen
      The 8th International Congress for Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR) was held from 11-13 April 2013 in London. ICCMR is the annual conference of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. It is the time of year when isolated complementary medicine researchers come from all over the world to meet and to have their fellowship. Four hundred and thirty delegates from 36 countries attended the conference.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Research snapshots
    • Abstract: Kim, Taein; Tan, Hsiewe Ying; Zheng, Shuai; Nabil, Wan Najbah Nik
      Community acupuncture clinics in the United States of America (USA) provide treatments similar to the practice of group treatments in China. The arrangement of multi-beds or recliners in a room allows an acupuncturist to treat several patients concurrently. The treatment sessions are charged based on a sliding scale. This mode of treatment delivery is affordable, especially for uninsured people in the USA.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Law and ethics in complementary medicine, 4th edition:
           A handbook for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand [Book Review]
    • Abstract: James, Judy
      Review(s) of: Law and ethics in complementary medicine, 4th editiion: A handbook for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand, by Michael Weir, Allen and Unwin 2011, ISBN 9781742374055.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Essentials of law, ethics and professional issues for
           CAM [Book Review]
    • Abstract: James, Judy
      Review(s) of: Essentials of law, ethics and professional issues for CAM, by Julie Zetler and Rodney Bonello, Elsevier, 2012, ISBN 9780729539708.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - The Harvard medical school guide to Tai Chi [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      Review(s) of: The Harvard medical school guide to Tai Chi, by Peter M Wayne with Mark L Fuerst, Shambhala Publications, 2013, ISBN 9781590309421.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Chinese medicine today: Issues for research, education
           and practice in the West
    • Abstract: Garvey, Mary
      This article is a commentary on the modernisation of Chinese medicine and some of the issues concerning its transmission and practice in contemporary Western settings. Over the last one hundred years, complex socio-historical factors have altered Chinese medicine's traditional concepts and methods and generated misunderstandings for Western students and professionals. In the health care professions today, research and education guide best clinical practice. However, the two main branches of research into Chinese medicine - bioscientific and socio-historical - rarely assist Chinese medicine professionals with issues of clinical practice. Although historical, anthropological and textual researchers reveal sophisticated discourses built around a distinctive approach to knowing the world and the body-person, they do not normally discuss the implications of their work for clinical practice. Bioscientific researchers argue that it must be possible to utilise and test Chinese medicine from within a biomedical framework. Yet the methodological constraints required by scientific research alter Chinese medicine's traditional methods, standardise treatment protocols and remove its flexibility and responsiveness to clinical variations. Today, bioscientific methods and evidence act as the organising structures for medical knowledge and as a mechanism to exclude some types of knowledge. This paper argues that Chinese medicine's unique diagnostic characteristics and therapeutic methods are worth investigating on their own terms. It applies a synthetic approach to multidisciplinary sources outside the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) orthodoxy, which tend to contest the simplified and biomedicalised version of Chinese medicine generally available in English-speaking countries today. Multidisciplinary researchers have shown how premodern Chinese representations and modern scientific representations of the medical body have been constructed according to their respective methods of investigating reality. Their research can assist English speakers to approach Chinese medicine's traditional perspectives, help demonstrate the relevance of those perspectives for contemporary clinical practice, and restore the traditional connectedness between Chinese medicine's concepts and methods.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Acupuncture and acupressure for chemotherapy-induced
           nausea and vomiting: A systematic review
    • Abstract: McKeon, Chris; Smith, Caroline A; Hardy, Janet; Chang, Esther
      Background: Control of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) has improved with advances in antiemetics, such as NK1 antagonists. Despite these advances, patients still experience these symptoms, and expert panels encourage additional methods to reduce these symptoms. Objectives: The objective was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture and acupressure on acute and delayed CINV in cancer patients. Search strategy: The following databases were searched: AMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry, and Science Direct. The search was undertaken from the inception of the database to January 2012. Selection criteria: Randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of acupoint stimulation by needles, electrical stimulation or acupressure (excluding laser, point injection and non-invasive electrostimulation) and assessing chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting, or both. Data collection and analysis: Data was provided by publications of original trials and pooled. Standardised mean differences with confidence incidences were calculated. Main results: Seven trials were pooled for acupuncture and six for acupressure. Acupuncture reduced the frequency of acute vomiting (mean difference [MD] -7.40, 95% confidence interval [CI] -9.07 to -5.72), but did not reduce acute nausea severity or frequency compared to control. Delayed symptoms for acupuncture were not reported. Acupuncture showed a reduction in the dose of rescue medication (MD -5.52, 95% CI -7.45 to -3.58). Acupressure showed a decrease in frequency of nausea (MD -0.32, 95% CI -0.59 to 0.06) but not acute vomiting or delayed symptoms. All trials used state-of-the-art combination antiemetics, except for the early electroacupuncture trials.
      Authors ' conclusions: Acupuncture has demonstrated some benefit for chemotherapy-induced acute vomiting by reducing the frequency of vomiting and reducing the use of rescue medication, while acupressure has shown a decrease in the frequency of nausea. Further trials of acupuncture and acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with refractory symptoms are needed before recommendations for clinical practice can be made. Future trials must be sufficiently powered, as this remains a major flaw with the majority of studies to date.

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  • Volume 8 Issue 1 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - Upcoming international conferences
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - AIMA 18th international integrative medicine conference
           'bridging the gap'
    • Abstract: Li, Richard
      In August this year, the 18th International Integrative Medicine Conference was held in Melbourne, hosted by the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) with the conference theme of 'Bridging the Gap'.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - iSAMS - international scientific acupuncture and
           meridian symposium
    • Abstract: Zheng, Zhen
      The fourth International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (iSAMS) was held on 5-7 October 2012 at the University of Technology, Sydney with a theme of 'Moving Acupuncture Research Forward - Issues and Solutions'.

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  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - Bu-Fei Yi-Shen granule combined with acupoint sticking
           therapy in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A
           randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active -controlled, 4-center study
           
    • Abstract: Chen, Xiankun
      This study aimed to access the efficacy and safety of the Bu-Fei Yi- Shen granule combined with Shu-fei Tie acupoint sticking therapy, a treatment externally applying herbal paste to acupoints, in patients with stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - A randomized controlled single- blind clinical trial on
           84 outpatients with psoriasis Vulgaris by auricular therapy combined with
           optimized Yinxieling formula
    • Abstract: Yu, Jingjie
      To evaluate the effect of auricular therapy combined with optimised Yinxieling Formula on psoriasis vulgaris.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - Current research and clinical applications
    • Abstract: Deare, John
      This is a summary of a recently published meta-analysis paper. It is referred to as the Vickers' review in this article. The publication is the work of a number of leading academics from the northern hemisphere referred to as the 'The Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration. This group was established in 2007 with the objective to synthesise data from high quality randomised trials (RCTs) on chronic pain using acupuncture; providing evidence with better quality for clinicians, physicians and patients which would improve referrals to acupuncturists. Their metaanalysis differs from all other published systematic reviews of acupuncture by utilising individual patient data rather than summary data in published papers. Such an approach enhances data quality, enables different forms of outcomes to be combined and allows for increased precision of statistical sensitivity.

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  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - Tai chi imagery workbook: Spirit, intent, and motion
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Burns, Paul
      Review(s) of: Tai chi imagery workbook: Spirit, intent, and motion, by Martin Mellish, Singing Dragon, 2011, ISBN: 9781848190290.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - The acupuncture handbook of sports injuries and pain
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Zaslawski, Chris
      Review(s) of: The acupuncture handbook of sports injuries and pain, by Whitfield Reaves with Chad Bong, Hidden Needle Press, 2009, ISBN: 9780615274409.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - The five levels of Taijiquan [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Burns, Paul
      Review(s) of: The five levels of Taijiquan, by Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang, Commentary by Master Jan Silberstorff, Singing Dragon, 2012, ISBN 978-1848190931.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine -
           an international reader [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Lu, Yun-Fei
      Review(s) of: Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine - an international reader, edited by Jon Adams, Gavin J Andrews, Joanne Barnes, Alex Broom and Parker Magin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 9780230232655.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 7 Issue 2 - AACMAC Brisbane 2012: Selected conference abstracts
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:21 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - From the editor in chief Dr Suzanne Cochrane
    • Abstract: Cochrane, Suzanne
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Moxibustion in Australia: A clinical audit of
           moxibustion use in a University outpatient Chinese medicine clinic
    • Abstract: Meier, Peter; Elsdon, Dale; Garvey, Mary; Loyeung, Bertrand; Michaeil, Carolyn; Morgan, Nancy; Sean, Walsh; Zheng, Shuai; Zaslawski, Christopher
      Background: Moxibustion is a widely used adjunct therapy within Chinese medicine in many Asian countries, as well as Australia. A variety of diseases are treated with moxibustion as well as a range of application methods used, ranging from moxa roll to warm needle. Few studies have looked at the types of diseases and methods used when administering moxibustion.

      Method: The clinic database at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chinese medicine clinic was mined for the type of disease using the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC) as well as the most commonly used application methods when moxibustion was applied within a treatment. The period assessed was from January 1998 to December 2014.

      Results: The six most common disease areas where moxibustion had been administered were in the categories of neurological, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, psychological and general diseases. In total 104,676 treatments had been recorded in the database across these six disease areas with moxibustion being used in 9.3% (n=9,733) of all the recorded treatments in these six disease areas. In addition, the moxa roll was most commonly used (6%) followed by direct moxa (1.3%), moxa box (1.2%) and warm needle (0.8%).

      Conclusion: More research is needed into the efficacy, safety and underlying mechanism of moxibustion therapy. This will lead to a better understanding of moxibustion and familiarisation by the public of its role in treating a variety of diseases.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Ethical reasoning and the practice of Chinese
           medicine: Challenges of the post-registration environment
    • Abstract: Gemmell, John
      Chinese medicine is now registered throughout Australia, enhancing the profession by regulating standards of practice, it also presents new legislative and compliance requirements for which many Chinese medicine practitioners are under-prepared.

      To date, Chinese medicine educational institutions and professional associations have placed insufficient emphasis on ethics in undergraduate training and professional development.

      Much of what passes as ethical training in Chinese medicine is the rote learning of rules, rather than a critical understanding of the principles behind the rules.

      There is now a pressing requirement to upskill the profession so that members can ethically reason, and thus safely and effectively apply the rules, having regard to the legislative and policy context and taking into account the best interests of the patient, the profession, the practitioner and any other people affected by the decision.

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  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - What is the role of acupuncture in the treatment of
           oncology patients with xerostomia'
    • Abstract: George, Sarah J
      Xerostomia is a significant problem for many cancer patients. It causes physical, functional and psychological symptoms that often seriously impact on a patient's quality of life.

      There is limited evidence to support the use of any therapy for xerostomia with some pharmacological agents linked to side effects that further reduce quality of life.

      There is a small but growing body of research to support the use of acupuncture for patients with xerostomia. The therapy is considered to be at low risk of causing serious adverse reactions. Acupuncture has been linked to improving saliva production and associated quality of life.

      Future research directions should focus on larger studies and homogenous protocols, and on improving communication between oncologists and patients regarding acupuncture as an evidence based treatment option for xerostomia.

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  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Law and ethics in complementary medicine - a handbook
           for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Porter, Dianna
      Review(s) of: Law and ethics in complementary medicine - a handbook for practitioners in Australia and New Zealand, by Michael Weir.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Case study: Gua Sha for shoulder pain with an
           unexpected outcome for restless leg syndrome
    • Abstract: Haysom-McDowell, Adam John; Loyeung, Bertrand Yew Kian; Walsh, Sean
      The patient in this case presented with chronic shoulder pain and was treated with Gua Sha.

      While a reduction of shoulder pain was the primary objective, the patient reported an unexpected positive outcome which was an improvement of his restless leg syndrome (RLS). The patient received Gua Sha with no other concurrent therapy. To assess pain, range of movement tests were performed before and after each treatment. Gua Sha was applied in unidirectional linear strokes with a steralised porcelain Asian soup spoon, bilaterally to the spine, over the scapulae and right posterior shoulder. Stroking was repeated in lines of 10-15cm until petechiae was fully expressed before moving onto the next area. The same treatment was given each time for a total of 4 treatments.

      Pre and post treatment visual analogue scales show an immediate reduction in shoulder pain. Additionally the patient noted a marked reduction in RLS which led to better quality sleep.

      The literature review reveals that Gua Sha has been shown to increase blood flow, tissue temperature and the expression of heme oxygense-1 (HO-1) which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative actions. Not only has HO-1 been shown to remain elevated for at least 120 hours post treatment, the by-products of the catabolism of free heme molecules are carbon monoxide, bilirubin and iron. Carbon monoxide is a vasodilator and iron has been used in the treatment of RLS for decades.

      In this case, Gua Sha is shown to give immediate reduction in shoulder pain and we suggest that Gua Sha may have applications beyond musculoskeletal cases, including circulatory conditions such as RLS.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Case study: Acupuncture support during chemotherapy
           for an infant being treated for infantile fibrosarcoma
    • Abstract: Holden, Lisa
      There is a paucity of robust evidence on the use of acupuncture in the paediatric population and this is particularly true of paediatric oncology.

      This case report documents the acupuncture support of a 9 month old patient while he was being treated with chemotherapy for infantile fibrosarcoma. Both mother and child were treated at each visit.

      Chemotherapy was initially intended to be administered over 6 months but extended over 12 months.

      Acupuncture treatment simple, minimally invasive and modified to address medical complications as they arose.

      Acupuncture treatment supported the mother both emotionally and physically throughout her son's treatment.

      Tolerability of the chemotherapy was improved for the patient, side effects were managed and he recovered well between chemotherapy cycles.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - AACMAC 2017 Brisbane, Australia
    • PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Acupuncture for chronic pain and depression in primary
           care
    • Abstract: Oh, Julia E
      Review(s) of: Acupuncture for chronic pain and depression in primary care, by Hugh MacPherson et al.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - The business of healing, 3rd edition [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cali, Louis
      Review(s) of: The business of healing, 3rd edition, by Robert Medhurst.

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - Integrative TCM guide - pathology: Interpreting blood
           tests into a Chinese medicine framework [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cochrane, Suzanne
      Review(s) of: Integrative TCM guide - pathology: Interpreting blood tests into a Chinese medicine framework, by Clare Pyers (2016).

      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - TCM Kongress Rothenburg, Germany
    • Abstract: James, Judy
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 1 - AJACM instructions for authors
    • PubDate: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:48:02 GMT
       
 
 
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