Special Issue: Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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9 Jiang B, Ma ZH, Zuo F. Auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi.2010; 31(12): 1400-1402. Chinese with abstract in English.
10 Ling L, Jiang XM, Xue JW, Wang M, Ke R.Clinical study on the visceral differentiation-based acupuncture therapy for insomnia. [J] Tradit Chin Med. 2008; 28(4): 270-273.
11 Zhou YL, Gao XY, Wang PY, Ren S. Effect of acupuncture at different acupoints on expression of hypothalamic GABA and GABAA receptor proteins in insomnia rats. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu.2012; 37(4): 302-307. Chinese with abstract in English.
12 Bower B, Bylsma LM, Morris BH, Rottenberg J.Poor reported sleep quality predicts low positive affect in daily life among healthy and mood-disordered persons. [J] Sleep Res. 2010; 19(2): 323-332.
13 Sivertsen B, Salo P, Mykletun A, Hysing M, Pallesen S, Krokstad S, Nordhus IH, Øverland S.The bidirectional association between depression and insomnia: the HUNT study. Psychosom Med. 2012; 74(7): 758-765.
14 Cheung LM, Wong WS.The effects of insomnia and internet addiction on depression in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents: an exploratory cross-sectional analysis. [J] Sleep Res. 2011; 20(2): 311-317.
15 Coryell VT, Ziegelstein RC, Hirt K, Quain A, Marine JE, Smith MT.Clinical correlates of insomnia in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Int Heart J. 2013; 54(5): 258-265.
16 Kato T.Insomnia symptoms, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation in Japanese white-collar employees. Int [J] Behav Med. 2014; 21(3): 506-510.
17 Wright KM, Britt TW, Bliese PD, Adler AB, Picchioni D, Moore D.Insomnia as predictor versus outcome of PTSD and depression among Iraq combat veterans. [J] Clin Psychol. 2011; 67(12): 1240-1258.
18 Okajima I, Komada Y, Nomura T, Nakashima K, Inoue Y.Insomnia as a risk for depression: a longitudinal epidemiologic study on a Japanese rural cohort. [J] Clin Psychiatry. 2012; 73(3): 377-383.
19 Suh S, Kim H, Yang HC, Cho ER, Lee SK, Shin C.Longitudinal course of depression scores with and without insomnia in non-depressed individuals: a 6-year follow-up longitudinal study in a Korean cohort. Sleep. 2013; 36(3): 369-376.
20 Salo P, Sivertsen B, Oksanen T, Sjösten N, Pentti J, Virtanen M, Kivimäki M, Vahtera J.Insomnia symptoms as a predictor of incident treatment for depression: prospective cohort study of 40,791 men and women. Sleep Med. 2012; 13(3): 278-284.
21 Lapierre S, Boyer R, Desjardins S, Dubé M, Lorrain D, Préville M, Brassard J.Daily hassles, physical illness, and sleep problems in older adults with wishes to die. Int Psychogeriatr. 2012; 24(2): 243-252.
22 Nadorff MR, Fiske A, Sperry JA, Petts R, Gregg JJ.Insomnia symptoms, nightmares, and suicidal ideation in older adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2013; 68(2): 145-152.
23 Lee MH, Lee SA, Lee GH, Ryu HS, Chung S, Chung YS, Kim WS.Gender differences in the effect of comorbid insomnia symptom on depression, anxiety, fatigue, and daytime sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2014; 18(1): 111-117.
24 Okun ML, Kline CE, Roberts JM, Wettlaufer B, Glover K, Hall M.Prevalence of sleep deficiency in early gestation and its associations with stress and depressive symptoms. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013; 22(12): 1028-1037.
25 Swanson LM, Pickett SM, Flynn H, Armitage R.Relationships among depression, anxiety, and insomnia symptoms in perinatal women seeking mental health treatment. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011; 20(4): 553-558.
26 Khazaie H, Ghadami MR, Knight DC, Emamian F, Tahmasian M.Insomnia treatment in the third trimester of pregnancy reduces postpartum depression symptoms: a randomized clinical trial. Psychiatry Res. 2013; 210(3): 901-905.
27 Terauchi M, Hiramitsu S, Akiyoshi M, Owa Y, Kato K, Obayashi S, Matsushima E, Kubota T.Associations between anxiety, depression and insomnia in peri- and post-menopausal women. Maturitas. 2012; 72(1): 61-65.
28 Cheuk Yan Sing, Wong WS.The effect of optimism on depression: the mediating and moderating role of insomnia. [J] Health Psychol. 2011; 16(8): 1251-1258.
29 Lombardo C, Mallia L, Battagliese G, Grano C, Violani C.Perfectionism mediates the relationship between insomnia and depressive symptoms. Sleep Biol Rhythms. 2013; 11(2): 90-98.
30 Sadler P, McLaren S, Jenkins M. A psychological pathway from insomnia to depression among older adults. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013; 25(8): 1375-1383.
31 Mitchell L, Mogg K, Bradley BP.Relationships between insomnia, negative emotionality and attention control. Sleep Biol Rhythms. 2012; 10(3): 237-243.
32 Roberts RE, Duong HT.Depression and insomnia among adolescents: a prospective perspective. [J] Affect Disord. 2013; 148(1): 66-71.
33 Gehrman PR, Meltzer LJ, Moore M, Pack AI, Perlis ML, Eaves LJ, Silberg JL.Heritability of insomnia symptoms in youth and their relationship to depression and anxiety. Sleep. 2011; 34(12): 1641-1646.
34 Hur YM, Burri A, Spector TD.The genetic and environmental structure of the covariation among the symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, and depression in adult females. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2012; 15(6): 720-726.
35 Baglioni C, Riemann D.Is chronic insomnia a precursor to major depression? Epidemiological and biological findings. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2012; 14(5): 511-518.
36 Kim MY, Lee JW, Kang HC, Kim E, Lee DC.Leukocyte mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content is associated with depression in old women. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2011; 53(2): e218-e221.
37 Lyons Z, van der Watt G, Shen Z, Janca A. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs as treatments for depression: an Australian pilot study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2012; 18(4): 216-220.
38 Wang WD, Lu XY, Ng SM, Hong L, Zhao Y, Lin YN, Wang F.Effects of electro-acupuncture on personality traits in depression: a randomized controlled study. Chin [J] Integr Med. 2013; 19(10): 777-782.
39 Quah-Smith I, Smith C, Crawford JD, Russell J.Laser acupuncture for depression: a randomised double blind controlled trial using low intensity laser intervention. [J] Affect Disord. 2013; 148(2-3): 179-187.
40 Bussell J.The effect of acupuncture on working memory and anxiety. [J] Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2013; 6(5): 241-246.
41 Huo ZJ, Guo J, Li D.Effects of acupuncture with meridian acupoints and three Anmian acupoints on insomnia and related depression and anxiety state. Chin [J] Integr Med. 2013; 19(3): 187-191.
42 Lu DP, Lu GP.A comparison of the clinical effectiveness of various acupuncture points in reducing anxiety to facilitate hypnotic induction. Int [J] Clin Exp Hypn. 2013; 61(3): 271-281.
43 Luo WZ, Zhang QZ, Lai XS. Effect of acupuncture treatment of relieving depression and regulating mind on insomnia accompanied with depressive disorders. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2010; 30(11): 899-903. Chinese with abstract in English.
44 Spence DW, Kayumov L, Chen A, Lowe A, Jain U, Katzman MA, Shen J, Perelman B, Shapiro CM.Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion and reduces insomnia and anxiety: a preliminary report. [J] Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2004; 16(1): 19-28.
45 Ruan JW, Hu YH, Rao ZD, Wen M, Zeng XX. Effects of the degrees of anxiety and depression on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture in the patient of insomnia. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2006; 26(3): 186-188. Chinese with abstract in English.
46 Yang D, Zhai SQ. The relationship between meridians and mental state discussed from the treatment of depression with acupuncture and moxibustion. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2013; 33(4): 317-320. Chinese with abstract in English.
47 Zhou XF, Li Y, Zhu H, Chen LL. Impacts of acupuncture at twelve meridians acupoints on brain waves of patients with general anxiety disorder. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2013; 33(5): 395-398. Chinese with abstract in English.
48 Kim JY, Lee YD, Kim BJ, Kim SP, Kim DH, Jo KJ, Lee SK, Lee KH, Baik HW.Melatonin improves inflammatory cytokine profiles in lung inflammation associated with sleep deprivation. Mol Med Rep. 2012; 5(5): 1281-1284.
49 Faraut B, Boudjeltia KZ, Dyzma M, Rousseau A, David E, Stenuit P, Franck T, Van Antwerpen P, Vanhaeverbeek M, Kerkhofs M.Benefits of napping and an extended duration of recovery sleep on alertness and immune cells after acute sleep restriction. Brain Behav Immun. 2011; 25(1): 16-24.
50 Laugsand LE, Vatten LJ, Bjorngaard JH, Hveem K, Janszky I.Insomnia and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: the HUNT study, Norway. Psychosom Med. 2012; 74(5): 543-553.
51 Razeghi E, Sahraian MA, Heidari R, Bagherzadeh M.Association of inflammatory biomarkers with sleep disorders in hemodialysis patients. Acta Neurol Belg. 2012; 112(1): 45-49.
52 Fornadi K, Lindner A, Czira ME, Szentkiralyi A, Lazar AS, Zoller R, Turanyi CZ, Veber O, Novak M, Mucsi I, Molnar MZ.Lack of association between objectively assessed sleep disorders and inflammatory markers among kidney transplant recipients. Int Urol Nephrol. 2012; 44(2): 607-617.
53 Zager A, Ruiz FS, Tufik S, Andersen ML.Immune outcomes of paradoxical sleep deprivation on cellular distribution in naive and lipopolysaccharide-stimulated mice. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2012; 19(2): 79-87.
54 Wilder-Smith A, Mustafa FB, Earnest A, Gen L, Macary PA.Impact of partial sleep deprivation on immune markers. Sleep Med. 2013; 14(10): 1031-1034.
55 Pellegrino R, Sunaga DY, Guindalini C, Martins RC, Mazzotti DR, Wei Z, Daye ZJ, Andersen ML, Tufik S.Whole blood genome-wide gene expression profile in males after prolonged wakefulness and sleep recovery. Physiol Genomics. 2012; 44(21): 1003-1012.
56 Matzner P, Hazut O, Naim R, Shaashua L, Sorski L, Levi B, Sadeh A, Wald I, Bar-Haim Y, Ben-Eliyahu S.Resilience of the immune system in healthy young students to 30-hour sleep deprivation with psychological stress. Neuroimmunomodulation. 2013; 20(4): 194-204.
57 Bianchi M, Jotti E, Sacerdote P, Panerai AE.Traditional acupuncture increases the content of β-endorphin in immune cells and influences mitogen induced proliferation. Am [J] Chin Med. 1991; 19(2): 101-104.
58 Ye F, Liu D, Wang S, Xu L.Effects of electro-acupuncture on T cell subpopulations, NK activity, humoral immunity and leukocyte count in patients undergoing chemotherapy. [J] Tradit Chin Med. 2007; 27(1): 19-21.
59 Chu YM, Affronti LF.Preliminary observations on the effect of acupuncture on immune responses in sensitized rabbits and guinea pigs. Am J Chin Med (Gard City N Y). 1975; 3(2): 151-163.
60 Petti F, Bangrazi A, Liguori A, Reale G, Ippoliti F.Effects of acupuncture on immune response related to opioid-like peptides. [J] Tradit Chin Med. 1998; 18(1): 55-63.
61 Du Y, Meng S, Lei Y, Zhu Y. Regulative action of acupuncture and moxibustion on mucosal immunity. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2005; 25(8): 594-596. Chinese with abstract in English.
62 Jong MS, Hwang SJ, Chen FP.Effects of electro-acupuncture on serum cytokine level and peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulation at immune-related and non-immune-related points. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2006; 31(1-2): 45-59.
63 Sakic B, Kojic L, Jankovic BD, Skokljev A.Electro-acupuncture modifies humoral immune response in the rat. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1989; 14(2): 115-120.
64 Arranz L, Guayerbas N, Siboni L, De la Fuente M. Effect of acupuncture treatment on the immune function impairment found in anxious women. Am [J] Chin Med. 2007; 35(1): 35-51.
65 Kuan TK, Lee SP, Lin JG, Shen M.The effect of needle stimulation of acupuncture loci Tienshu (ST-25) Chung- Wan (CV-12) on the immune response in sensitized mice against experimental cholera. Am J Chin Med. 1986; 14(1- 2): 73-83.
66 Zhao JC, Liu WG.Relationship between acupuncture-induced immunity and the regulation of central neurotransmitters in the rabbit: I. Effect of central catecholaminergic neurons in regulating acupuncture-induced immune function. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1988; 13(2-3): 79-85.
67 Zhao JC, Liu WQ.Relationship between acupuncture-induced immunity and the regulation of central neurotransmitter system in rabbits—II. Effect of the endogenous opioid peptides on the regulation of acupuncture-induced immune reaction. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1989; 14(1): 1-7.
68 Liu WG, Zhao JC.Relationship between acupuncture-induced immunity and the regulation of central neurotransmitters in the rabbit: VI. The influence of NDR stimulation on acupuncture regulation of immune function in rabbit. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1989; 14(3-4): 197-203.
69 Wu XH, Huang GY, Yang YQ, Xiong W. Influence of acupuncture on the immune function of immunosuppressive Cx43 knockout mice. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu.2007; 32(5): 291- 295. Chinese with abstract in English.
70 Gulec M, Ozkol H, Selvi Y, Tuluce Y, Aydin A, Besiroglu L, Ozdemir PG.Oxidative stress in patients with primary insomnia. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2012; 37(2): 247-251.
71 Sánchez-Rodríguez MA, Zacarías-Flores M, Arronte- Rosales A, Correa-Muñoz E, Mendoza-Núñez VM.Menopause as risk factor for oxidative stress. Menopause. 2012; 19(3): 361-367.
72 Chen HY, Cheng IC, Pan YJ, Chiu YL, Hsu SP, Pai MF, Yang JY, Peng YS, Tsai TJ, Wu KD.Cognitive-behavioral therapy for sleep disturbance decreases inflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress in hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int. 2011; 80(4): 415-422.
73 Liang B, Li YH, Kong H.Serum paraoxonase, arylesterase activities and oxidative status in patients with insomnia. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013; 17(18): 2517-2522.
74 Ramanathan L, Siegel JM.Sleep deprivation under sustained hypoxia protects against oxidative stress. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011; 51(10): 1842-1848.
75 Wang H, Pan Y, Xue B, Wang X, Zhao F, Jia J, Liang X, Wang X.The antioxidative effect of electro-acupuncture in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. PLoS One. 2011; 6(5): e19790.
76 Yu YP, Ju WP, Li ZG, Wang DZ, Wang YC, Xie AM.Acupuncture inhibits oxidative stress and rotational behavior in 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rat. Brain Res. 2010; 1336: 58-65.
77 Liu CZ, Lei B.Effect of acupuncture on serum malonaldehyde content, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activity in chronic fatigue syndrome rats. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu.2012; 37(1): 38-40, 58. Chinese with abstract in English.
78 He BM, Li WY, Li WS, Zhao WX. Effects of scalp acupuncture on regulative ability of oxidative stress reaction at operation stage. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2006; 26(4): 291- 394. Chinese with abstract in English.
79 Toda S.Investigation of electro-acupuncture and manual acupuncture on carnitine and glutathione in muscle. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011; 2011: 297130.
80 Liu CZ, Yu JC, Zhang XZ, Fu WW, Wang T, Han JX.Acupuncture prevents cognitive deficits and oxidative stress in cerebral multiinfarction rats. Neurosci Lett. 2006; 393(1): 45-50.
81 Pogosyan AS, Venediktova NI, Kosenko EA, Kaminskii YG.Antioxidant status of erythrocytes after acupuncture treatment. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2004; 138(1): 26-29.
82 Popova SP. Effect of acupuncture on dynamics of changes in lipid peroxidation and activity of antioxidant system in rats with gastroduodenal ulcer. Fiziol Zh.2002; 48(6): 54-59. Ukrainian with abstract in English.
83 Rho SW, Choi GS, Ko EJ, Kim SK, Lee YS, Lee HJ, Hong MC, Shin MK, Min BI, Kee HJ, Lee CK, Bae HS.Molecular changes in remote tissues induced by electro-acupuncture stimulation at acupoint ST36. Mol Cells. 2008; 25(2): 178-183.
84 Xie GG, Zhao CJ, Lu XQ, Fan YS, Wu JW, Wen S. Effects of acupuncture at different Shichen (traditional twelve two-hour periods) on serum SOD and MDA in guinea pigs. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2007; 27(10); 757-760. Chinese with abstract in English.
85 Jurysta F, Lanquart JP, Sputaels V, Dumont M, Migeotte PF, Leistedt S, Linkowski P, van de Borne P. The impact of chronic primary insomnia on the heart rate—EEG variability link. Clin Neurophysiol. 2009; 120(6): 1054-1060.
86 Sands-Lincoln M, Loucks EB, Lu B, Carskadon MA, Sharkey K, Stefanick ML, Ockene J, Shah N, Hairston KG, Robinson JG, Limacher M, Hale L, Eaton CB.Sleep duration, insomnia, and coronary heart disease among postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013; 22(6): 477-486.
87 Laugsand LE, Strand LB, Platou C, Vatten LJ, Janszky I.Insomnia and the risk of incident heart failure: a population study. Eur Heart J. 2014; 35(21): 1382-1393.
88 Bruno RM, Palagini L, Gemignani A, Virdis A, Di Giulio A, Ghiadoni L, Riemann D, Taddei S.Poor sleep quality and resistant hypertension. Sleep Med. 2013; 14(11): 1157-1163.
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96 Dominguez-Rodriguez A.Melatonin in cardiovascular disease. Expert Opin Inv Drug. 2012; 21(11): 1593-1596.
97 Zou M. Clinical observation on therapeutic effect of combination of acupuncture and ginger-partition moxibustion for treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmia. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2009; 29(11): 876-878. Chinese with abstract in English.
98 Litscher G, Cheng G, Cheng W, Wang L, Niu Q, Feng X, Gaischek I, Kuang H.Sino-European transcontinental basic and clinical high-tech acupuncture studies—part 2: acute stimulation effects on heart rate and its variability in patients with insomnia. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012: 916085.
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100 Agelink MW, Sanner D, Eich H, Pach J, Bertling R, Lemmer W, Klieser E, Lehmann E. Does acupuncture influence the cardiac autonomic nervous system in patients with minor depression or anxiety disorders? Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr.2003; 71(3): 141-149. German with abstract in English.
101 Fasmer OB, Liao H, Huang Y, Berle JØ, Wu J, Oedegaard KJ, Wik G, Zhang Z.A naturalistic study of the effect of acupuncture on heart-rate variability. [J] Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2012; 5(1): 15-20.
102 Hwang DS, Kim HK, Seo JC, Shin IH, Kim DH, Kim YS.Sympathomodulatory effects of Saam acupuncture on heart rate variability in night-shift-working nurses. Complement Ther Med. 2011; 19(Suppl 1): S33-S40.
103 Wang H, Litscher G, Shi X, Jiang YB, Wang L.Effects of acupuncture on heart rate variability in beagles; preliminary results. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 419212.
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105 Chen NY, Zhou Y, Dong Q, Zhou CX. Observation on therapeutic effect of acupuncture in the treatment of German hypertension patients. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu.2010; 35(6): 462-466. Chinese with abstract in English.
106 Yin C, Du YZ. Observation of anti-hypertensive effect on primary hypertension treated with acupuncture at Renying (ST9) mainly. Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.2012; 32(9): 776-778. Chinese with abstract in English.
107 Wu HC, Lin JG, Chu CH, Chang YH, Chang CG, Hsieh CL, Tsai AH, Ueng KC, Kuo WW, Lin JA, Liu JY, Huang CY.The effects of acupuncture on cardiac muscle cells and blood pressure in spontaneous hypertensive rats. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2004; 29(1-2): 83-95.
108 Dong YS, Xing SL. Effect of acupuncture needle-retention duration at Baihui (GV20) andSishencong (EX-HN1) on blood pressure in hypertension patients. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu.2012; 37(3): 233-236. Chinese with abstract in English.
109 Chen H, Dai J, Zhang X, Wang K, Huang S, Cao Q, Wang H, Liang Y, Shi C, Li M, Ha T, Ai L, Li S, Ma J, Wei W, You Y, Liu Z, Tian J, Bai L.Hypothalamus-related resting brain network underlying short-term acupuncture treatment in primary hypertension. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 808971.
110 Gao XY, Li YH, Liu K, Rong PJ, Ben H, Li L, Zhu B, Zhang SP.Acupuncture-like stimulation at auricular point Heart evokes cardiovascular inhibition via activating the cardiac-related neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius. Brain Res. 2011; 1397: 19-27.
111 Guo J, Wang LP, Liu CZ, Zhang J, Wang GL, Yi JH, Cheng JL.Efficacy of acupuncture for primary insomnia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 163850.
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