Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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  • Author(s): Chang, Wen-Dien; Chang, Nai-Jen; Lin, Hung-Yu; Wu, Jih-Huah
  • Source:
    Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) (EVID BASED COMPLEMENT ALTERN MED), 6/27/2020; 1-11. (11p)
  • Publication Type:
    Article - meta analysis, research, systematic review, tables/charts
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Department of Sport Performance, National Taiwan University of Sport, Taichung, Taiwan
      Department of Sports Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
      Department of Occupational Therapy, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
      Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Objectives. Evidence for the effects of acupuncture on delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is inconsistent. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of acupuncture on DOMS. Methods. Studies investigating the effect of acupuncture on DOMS in humans that were published before March 2020 were obtained from eight electronic databases. The affected muscles, groups, acupuncture points, treatment sessions, assessments, assessment times, and outcomes of the included articles were reviewed. The data were extracted and analyzed via a meta-analysis. Results. A total of 15 articles were included, and relief of DOMS-related pain was the primary outcome. The statistical meta-analysis showed that there were no significant differences between acupuncture and sham/control groups, except for acupuncture for DOMS on day 1 (total SMD = −0.62; 95% CI = −1.12∼0.11, P < 0.05) by comparing with control groups. Conclusion. Acupuncture for DOMS exhibited very-small-to-small and small-to-moderate effects on pain relief for the sham and no acupuncture conditions, respectively. Evidence indicating the effects of acupuncture on DOMS was little because the outcome data during the follow-up were insufficient to perform an effective meta-analysis.
    • Journal Subset:
      Alternative/Complementary Therapies; Biomedical; Europe; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • Special Interest:
      Evidence-Based Practice
    • ISSN:
      1741-427X
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 101215021
    • Publication Date:
      20200701
    • Publication Date:
      20200702
    • DOI:
      10.1155/2020/5864057
    • Accession Number:
      144284732
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CHANG, W.-D. et al. Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM), [s. l.], p. 1–11, 2020. DOI 10.1155/2020/5864057. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144284732. Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Chang W-D, Chang N-J, Lin H-Y, Wu J-H. Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM). June 2020:1-11. doi:10.1155/2020/5864057
    • APA:
      Chang, W.-D., Chang, N.-J., Lin, H.-Y., & Wu, J.-H. (2020). Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ECAM), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5864057
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Chang, Wen-Dien, Nai-Jen Chang, Hung-Yu Lin, and Jih-Huah Wu. 2020. “Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ECAM), June, 1–11. doi:10.1155/2020/5864057.
    • Harvard:
      Chang, W.-D. et al. (2020) ‘Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’, Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM), pp. 1–11. doi: 10.1155/2020/5864057.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Chang, W-D, Chang, N-J, Lin, H-Y & Wu, J-H 2020, ‘Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’, Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM), pp. 1–11, viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Chang, Wen-Dien, et al. “Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ECAM), June 2020, pp. 1–11. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1155/2020/5864057.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Chang, Wen-Dien, Nai-Jen Chang, Hung-Yu Lin, and Jih-Huah Wu. “Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (ECAM), June 27, 2020, 1–11. doi:10.1155/2020/5864057.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Chang W-D, Chang N-J, Lin H-Y, Wu J-H. Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM) [Internet]. 2020 Jun 27 [cited 2020 Sep 25];1–11. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144284732