Acupuncture treatments for infantile colic
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AbstractIn this thesis we aimed to evaluate the method and the efficacy of acupuncture treatments for infantile colic. We did a pilot study and then carried out a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. We did a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis from all randomised controlled trials on the topic. We did a qualitative field study in Shanghai. In the randomised controlled trial we found no statistically or clinically significant difference in crying time reduction between acupuncture and control group. In the individual patient data meta-analysis there was no clinically relevant difference in crying time reduction between acupuncture intervention and no acupuncture control at any of the measured intervals. The registration of crying during treatment suggested that more infants cried during acupuncture treatment versus control, indicating needle pain. The Shanghai field study revealed that acupuncture was neither routinely practiced nor recommended for infants among contemporary Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners there. Percutaneous needle acupuncture should not be recommended for infantile colic.
List of papers
|Paper I: Skjeie H, Skonnord T, Fetveit A, Brekke M. A pilot study of ST36 acupuncture for infantile colic. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2011;29 (2):103-7. The paper is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The published version is available at: https://doi.org/10.1136/aim.2010.003590|
|Paper II: Skjeie H, Skonnord T, Fetveit A, Brekke M. Acupuncture for infantile colic: a blindingvalidated, randomized controlled multicentre trial in general practice. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 2013;31(4):190-6. The paper is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.3109/02813432.2013.862915|
|Paper III: Holgeir Skjeie, Trygve Skonnord, Mette Brekke, Atle Klovning, Arne Fetveit, Kajsa Landgren, Inger Kristensson Hallström, Kjetil Gundro Brurberg. Acupuncture treatments for infantile colic: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of blinding test validated randomised controlled trials. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 2018; 36(1), 56–69. The paper is included in the thesis. Also available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02813432.2018.1426146|
|Paper IV: Skjeie H, Brekke M. ‘Big needles, small bodies’—the absence of acupuncture treatment for infants in contemporary Shanghai: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2015;5(11):e009486. The paper is included in the thesis. Also available in DUO at: http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-52647|