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Bibliometric analysis on the clinical researches of tumor treated with acupuncture-moxibustion on the base of Pub Med database
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Pages: 111-114
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Keyword:  tumoracupuncture-moxibustionclinical researchbibliometrics;
Abstract: Objective To analyze the literature characteristics of the clinical researches on tumor treatment with acupuncture-moxibustion in Pub Med database so as to provide the references for the study of acupuncture-moxibusion in intervention of tumor. Methods The articles on the clinical researches of acupuncture-moxibusion in treatment of tumor were retrieved from Pub Med database listed till December 31, 2018. Using bibliometric methodology, the analysis was conducted on publication year, publication journal, author, country or region, research institution, disease spectrum and therapeutic regimen. Results A total of 143 articles are included. The publications are increased steadily since 2004. The articles are published in 64 international journals, of which, Acupuncture in Medicine(12 articles) and Integrative Cancer Therapies(10 articles) occupy the the largest number of publications. They are distributed in 18 countries and regions, of which, the top two countries are America(44 articles) and China(34 articles. The involved types of cancer include breast cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, etc. Acupuncture-moxibustion is mainly for complication and the comorbid disorders after treatment, such as pain, nausea and vomiting and fatigue at most. The regimen of acupuncture-moxibustion is determined by the symptoms and electroacupuncture is the main measure of treatment. Conclusion Acupuncture-moxibustion is quite extensively involved in the treatment of tumor in the field of nervous(mental) system and digestive system. But the regimen of acupuncture-moxibustion needs to be further optimized and promoted.
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