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Acupuncture for acute management and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury

  1. Virginia Wong*,
  2. Daniel KL Cheuk,
  3. Simon Lee,
  4. Vanessa Chu

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007700.pub3

How to Cite

Wong V, Cheuk DKL, Lee S, Chu V. Acupuncture for acute management and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD007700. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007700.pub3.

Author Information

  1. The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Hong Kong, China

*Virginia Wong, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, China. vcnwong@hkucc.hku.hk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Cao 2001 {published data only}
  • Cao WS, Qin YX, Hou QX. Acupuncture combined with hyperbaric oxygen treatment for post-traumatic brain injury syndrome (Translation). Modern Rehabilitation, Journal of Clinical Rehbilitative Tissue Engineering 2001;5(8):110. [: cnki:ISSN:1007-5496.0.2001-16-117]
Chang 2005 {published data only}
  • Chang ZJ, Liu P. (Translation) Rehabilitation and acupuncture treatment for patients with traumatic brain injury. Chinese Journal of Medical Device 2005;18(5):38-9. [: cnki:ISSN:1002-2376.0.2005-05-026]
Ding 2002 {published data only}
  • Ding J, Dong GF, Song YX, Xu YC. Control observation on therapeutic effects of acupuncture treatment on acute severe craniocerebral injury. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion 2002;22(7):445-7. [: cnki:ISSN:0255-2930.0.2002-07-006]
Song 2007 {published data only}
  • Song YJ, Zhang L, Zhang L. Observations on the efficacy of electroacupuncture-assisted treatment for resuscitating coma patients with serious brain trauma. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2007;26(4):11-2. [: CNKI:ISSN:1005-0957.0.2007-05-005]

References to studies excluded from this review

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Chen 2007 {published data only}
  • Chen YL, Zhou GL. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture and Tui na treatment for post TBI syndrome 42 cases (Translation). Jilin Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007;27(12):38-9.
Donnellan 2006 {published data only}
  • Donnellan CP. Acupuncture for central pain affecting the ribcage following traumatic brain injury and rib fractures - a case report. Acupuncture in Medicine 2006;24(3):129-33.
Gao 2007 {published data only}
  • Gao ZY. Observation of the efficacy of using brain-activating and orifice-opening acupuncture combined with ear-points acupressure in treating traumatic brain injury (Translation). Journal of New Chinese Medicine 2007;39(3):29-30. [: CNKI:ISSN:0256-7415.0.2007-03-019]
Gu 2004 {published data only}
  • Gu Q. (Translation) Compare the therapeutic effects of acupoint inject and acupuncture for severe TBI patients. Jiangxi Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2004;259(7):57-8. [: cnki:ISSN:0411-9584.0.2004-07-039]
Guo 2006 {published data only}
  • Guo Y. Acupuncture for patients with traumatic brain injury 42 cases (Translation). Shanxi Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2006;22(5):40-1. [: cnki:ISSN:1000-7156.0.2006-05-025]
Han 2005 {published data only}
  • Han GZ, Han YB. (Translation) Observation on therapeutic effect of integrated treatment of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in post traumatic brain injury seizure 268 cases. Chinese Community Doctors 2005;50(4):42-3. [: cnki:ISSN:1007-614X.0.2005-04-050]
He 2004 {published data only}
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Huang 2006 {published data only}
  • Huang XL, Lai XH. (Translation) The therapeutic effect of hyperbaric oxygen combined with acupuncture for treating patient with traumatic brain injury hemiplegia. Journal of Qilu Nursing 2006;12(4):736. [: cnki:ISSN:1006-7256.0.2006-08-059]
Jia 2001 {published data only}
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Li 2003 {published data only}
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Li 2005 {published data only}
  • Li HY, Yang L, Sun HX. (Translation) Therapeutic effect of acupuncture for post traumatic brain injury headache 62 cases. Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2005;27(5):46. [: cnki:ISSN:1000-0704.0.2005-05-028]
Liang 2000 {published data only}
  • Liang W. (Translation) Acupuncture for 24 patients with traumatic brain injury and aphasia. New Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2000;32(12):21. [: cnki:ISSN:0256-7415.0.2000-12-010]
Liao 2006 {published data only}
  • Liao L, Xu YL. (Translation) Effects of movement function in TBI patients treated by acupuncture and rehabilitation training. Chinese Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2006;28(2):124-6. [: cnki:ISSN:0254-1424.0.2006-02-022]
Liu 2006 {published data only}
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Lu 2007 {published data only}
  • Lu YZ, Zhou JH, Lu W, Chen G, Tang ZF, Wu WJ, et al. (Translation) Electro acupuncture for 32 patients with post TBI persistent vegetative status. Jiangsu Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007;39(2):43-5. [: CNKI:ISSN:1672-397X.0.2007-02-027]
Mukkamala 2003 {published data only}
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Shi 2004 {published data only}
  • Shi YL, Fu RH, Fang MZ. Clinical study on Cixue Tongjing Jiannao method for treatment of headache after head injury. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion 2004;24(10):670-2. [: cnki:ISSN:0255-2930.0.2004-10-001]
Sun 2005 {published data only}
  • Sun Y. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture for post traumatic brain injury depression (Translation). Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2005;21(9):25. [: cnki:ISSN:1005-0779.0.2005-09-016]
Tian 2007 {published data only}
  • Tian XG, Tian JP, Wan XW. (Translation) Electro-acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine for treating patient with traumatic brain injury paralysis 98 cases. Gansu Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007;20(1):40-1. [: CNKI:ISSN:1004-6852.0.2007-01-027 ]
Wang 2007 {published data only}
  • Wang JC, Yang ZH, Zhang L. Integrated Chinese and western medicine for treating limb convulsion caused by stroke and TBI (Translation). Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007;48(2):149. [: CNKI:ISSN:1001-1668.0.2007-02-023]
Wei 2001 {published data only}
  • Wei L. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with acupoint-injection on post-traumatic brain syndrome. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion 2001;21(8):483-4. [: cnki:ISSN:0255-2930.0.2001-08-018]
Wei 2007 {published data only}
  • Wei YX, Yu YC. Observation of therapeutic effect of integrated treatment for traumatic cerebral infarction 21 cases (Translation). Guangxi Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2007;30(5):20-1. [: CNKI:SUN:GXZY.0.2007-05-009]
Wu 2007 {published data only}
  • Wu YF, Liang L, He J, Guo YF. (Translation) Observation on therapeutic effect of integrated treatment of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in post traumatic brain injury seizure 30 cases. Chinese Journal of Modern Drug Application 2007;1(4):43. [: CNKI:SUN:ZWYY.0.2007-04-034]
Xiang 2007 {published data only}
  • Xiang GB, Deng Y, Wu XW, Zhang GX, Fei QY, Ding X. The clinical evaluation of hyperbaric oxygen and acupuncture massage of TCM therapy in gravis type craniocerebral trauma. Journal of Anhui Traditional Chinese Medical College 2007;26(1):27-9. [: CNKI:ISSN:1000-2219.0.2007-01-011]
Xu 2006 {published data only}
  • Xu XL, Xiao MR. Electro-acupuncture combined with electro-pulsation for treating patients with traumatic brain injury (Translation). Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2006;22(7):39. [: cnki:ISSN:1005-0779.0.2006-07-025]
Xu 2007 {published data only}
  • Xu YL, Huang RX. Effects of movement and cognition function in TBI patients treated by acupuncture and rehabilitation training. Chinese Journal of Practical Nervous Diseases 2007;10(7):19. [: CNKI:SUN:HNSJ.0.2007-07-011]
Yang 2004 {published data only}
  • Yang XH, Wang XL. Effectiveness of treating aphemia with acupuncture and moxibustion in combination with speaking training. Journal of Nursing Science 2004;19(15):30-1. [: cnki:ISSN:1001-4152.0.2004-15-017]
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  • Zhang AR, Pan ZW, Luo F, Yang XD. Effect of acupuncturing Houxi (SI3) and Shenmen (HT7) in treating cerebral traumatic Dementia. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine 1996;15(4):262-265. [: cnki:ISSN:10035370.0.1995-09-001]
Zhang 2005 {published data only}
  • Zhang JH, Fan JZ, Qi ZQ. Brainstem auditory evoked potentials of patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury during acupuncture. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation 2005;20(1):23-4.
Zhao 2000 {published data only}
  • Zhao JP. Clinical observation of 50 patients with craniocerebral traumatic facial paralysis treated by acupuncture. Shanghai Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2000;16(8):35. [: cnki:ISSN:31-1276.0.2000-08-016]
Zheng 2005 {published data only}
  • Zheng JJ, Fi JZ, Wu HY. Activating brain and repairing consciousness needling method combined with rehabilitation training for patients with closed cranial injury 73 cases (Translation). Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2005;21(7):38-9. [: cnki:ISSN:1005-0779.0.2005-07-033]

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