Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17385
Title: Acupuncture improves cognitive function (A systematic review)
Authors: Leung, MCP
Yip, KK
Lam, CT
Lam, KS
Lau, W
Yu, WL
Leung, AKM
So, KF
Keywords: Acupuncture
Cognition
Cognitive
Dementia
Electroacupuncture
Learning
Memory
Neural regeneration
Neuroregeneration
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Neural regeneration research, 2013, v. 8, no. 18, p. 1673-1684 How to cite?
Journal: Neural Regeneration Research 
Abstract: Background: Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for cognitive impairment. Objective: This review assesses clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for cognitive impairment. This review also discusses the proposed mechanism(s) that could link acupuncture to improved cognitive function. Methods: We searched the literature using PolyUone search from its inception to January 2013, with full text available and language limited to English. Levels of evidence were examined using Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine-Levels of Evidence (March, 2009). Results: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria: 3 human studies and 9 animal studies. Levels of evidence ranged from level 1b to level 5. Conclusion: Most animal studies demonstrated a positive effect of acupuncture on cognitive impairment. However, the results of human studies were inconsistent. Further high-quality human studies with greater statistical power are needed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and an optimal protocol. Research Highlights (1) This is a systematic review on 12 selected papers out of 227 to study acupuncture for cognitive impairment in human and animals. (2) The results of acupuncture protocols are variable, although a number of individual studies reported positive effects on cognitive function. (3) Further high-quality research is needed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and an optimal protocols.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17385
ISSN: 1673-5374
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

2
Citations as of Apr 30, 2016

Page view(s)

43
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Aug 20, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.