Our most current publication

Evaluating the Effects of Acupuncture Using a Dental Pain Model in Healthy Subjects

In this study we aimed to evaluate the analgesic effects of acupuncture in healthy participants after pain was induced. Read more about it here.

Publications 2019

Barth, J., Egli, M., Maier, S., Meyenberger, P., & Witt, C.M. (2019). Effectiveness of hypnosis with the Dave Elman technique in third molar extraction: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (HypMol). European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 26, 18-23. Link.

Barth, J., Kern, A., Lüthi, S., Witt, C.M. (2019). Assessment of patients' expectations: development and validation of the Expectation for Treatment Scale (ETS). BMJ Open, 9:e026712. Link. Videoabstract

Breckwoldt, J., Knecht, M., Massée, R., Flach, B., Hofmann-Huber, C., Kaap-Fröhlich, S., Witt, C.M., Aeberhard, R., & Sax, M. (2019). Operating room technician trainees teach medical students - an inter-professional peer teaching approach for infection prevention strategies in the operation room. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 8:75. Link.

Brinkhaus, B., Kirschbaum, B., Stöckigt, B., Binting, S., Roll, S., Carstensen, M., & Witt, C.M. (2019). Prophylactic acupuncture treatment during chemotherapy with breast cancer: a randomized pragmatic trial with a retrospective nested qualitative study. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Epub ahead of print. Link.

Canella, C., Bachmann, C., Wolfensberger B. & Witt, C.M. (2019). Patients' experiences attributed to the use of Passiflora incarnata: A qualitative, phenomenological study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 231, 295-301. Link.

Fischer, F., Helmer, S., Rogge, A., Arraras, J.I., Buchholz, A., Hannawa, A., Horneber, M., Kiss, A., Rose, M., Söllner, W., Stein, B., Weis, J., Schofield, P., & Witt, C.M. (2019). Outcomes and outcome measures used in evaluation of communication training in oncology – a systematic literature review, an expert workshop, and recommendations for future research. BMC Cancer, 19(1):808. Link

Helmer, S.M., Rogge, A.A., Fischer, F., Pach, D., Horneber, M., Roll, S., Witt, C.M. (2019). A prospective, multi-center, cluster-randomized trial evaluation a blended learning training concept to train oncology physicians to advise their patients about complementary and integrative medicine: The KOKON-KTO study protocol. Trials, 20(1):90. Link.

Hughes, J.G., Lewith, G., MacPherson H., Witt, C.M., Cummings, M., Fisher, P. (2019). Assessment of the quality of reporting in studies of acupuncture for patients with cancer using the STRICTA guidelines. Acupuncture in Medicine, 37(4):223-227. Link

Kessler, C.S., Morandi, A., Kumar, A., Dhiman, K.S., Gupta, S., Icke, K., Bühner, C., Stapelfeldt, E., Wischnewsky, M., Kronpaß, L., Murthy, V., Michalsen, A., Witt, C.M. (2019). Reliability of ayurvedic diagnosis for knee osteoarthritis patients: A nested diagnostic study within a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(9):910-919. Link.

Kern, A., Kramm, C., Witt, C.M., Barth, J. (2019). The influence of personality traits on the placebo/nocebo response: A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 128:109866. Link.

Madsen, K.S., Chi, Y., Metzendorf, M.-I., Richter, B., Hemmingsen, B. (2019). Metformin for prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes mellitus and ist associated complications in persons at increases risk for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12: Art. No.:CD008558, Link.

Mao, J.J., Davis, R.T., Coeytaux, R., Hullender-Rubin, L., Kong, J.-T., MacPherson, H., Napadow, V., Schnyer, R., Wayne, P.M., Witt, C.M., Harris, R. (2019): Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: Recommendations to medicare/medicaid from the Society of Acupuncture Research. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25(4):367-369. Link.

de Matos, N.M.P., Pach, D., Xing, J.J., Barth, J., Beyer, L.E., Shi, X., Kern, A., Lukic, N., Ettlin, D.A., Brügger, M., Witt, C.M. (2019). Evaluating the Effects of Acupuncture Using a Dental Pain Model in Healthy Subjects - A Randomized, Cross-Over Trial. The Journal of Pain, in press. Link. Videoabstract

Nierhaus, T., Chang, Y., Liu, B., Shi, X., Yi, M., Witt, C.M., & Pach, D. (2019). Somatosensory stimulation with XNG acupuncture modulates functional connectivity or motor areas. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(147), Link.

Schwaneberg, T., Witt, C.M., Roll, S., & Pach, D. (2019). Comparing physicians' and patients' reporting on adverse reactions in randomized trials on acupuncture – a secondary data analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 19:223. Link.

Teut, M., Besch, F., Witt, C.M., Stöckigt, B. (2019). Perceived outcomes of spiritual healing: Results from a prospective case series. Complementary Medicine Research, 26(4):265-275. Link.

Wayne, P.M., Buring, J.E., Eisenberg, D.M., Osypiuk, K., Gow, B.J., Davis, R.B., Witt, C.M., Reinhold, T. (2019). Cost-effectiveness of a team-based integrative medicine approach to the treatment of back pain. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25, Supplement 1:S138-S146, Link.

Wiegand, A., Zieger, A., Staiger, R.D., Egli, A., Freystatter, G., Bischoff-Ferrari, H.A., & Chocano-Bedoya, P.O. (2019). Association of depression with malnutrition, grip strength and impaired cognitive function among senior trauma patients. Journal of Affective Disorders, 247:175-182. Link.

Witt, C.M., Vertosick, E.A., Foster, N.E., Lewith*, G., Linde, K., MacPherson, H., Sherman, K.J., Vickers, A.J. on behalf of the Acupuncture Trialists'. (2019). The effect of patient characteristics on acupuncture treatment outcomes: An individual patient data meta-analysis of 20,827 chronic pain patients in randomized controlled trials. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(5):428-434, Link. Videoabstract

Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Nierhaus, T., Pach, D., Witt, C.M., Yi, M. (2019). Default mode network as a neural substrate of acupuncture: evidence, challenges and strategy. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13:100. Link.

Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., Yang, L., Hetrick, S. E., Weisz, J. R., Cuijpers, P., Barth, J., Del Giovane, C., Yuan, S., Cohen, D., Gillies, D, Jiang, X., Teng, T., Xie, P. (2018). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ open, 8(3), e020198. Link.

Publications 2018

Publications 2018

Bielas, H., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Schmid, J.P., Barth, B., Znoj, H., Schnyder, Ul, Princip, M. & von Känel, R. (2018). C-reactive protein as a predictor of posttraumatic stress induced by acute myocardial infarction. General Hospital Psychiatry. 53, 125-130. Link. 

Bielas, H., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Schmid, J.P., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schnyder, U., Princip, M. & von Känel R. (2018). Acute stress disorder and C-reactive protein in patients with acute myocardial infarction. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 25(3), 298-305. Link.

Blödt, S., Pach, D., Eisenhart-Rothe, S.V., Lotz, F., Roll, S., Icke, K. & Witt, C.M. (2018). Effectiveness of app-based self-acupressure for women with menstrual pain compared to usual care: A randomized pragmatic trial. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 218(2), 227.e1-227.e9. Link.

de Jong, M., Peeters, F., Gard, T., Ashih, H., Doorley, J., Walker, R., Rhoades, L., Kulich, R. J., Kueppenbender, K. D., Alpert, J. E., Hoge, E. A., Britton, W. B., Lazar, S. W., Fava, M. & Mischoulon, D. (2018). A randomized controlled pilot study on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for unipolar depression in patients with chronic pain. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 79(1), 15m10160. Link.

Hopewell, S., Witt, C.M., Linde, K., Icke, K., Adedire, O., Kirtley, S. & Altman, D.G. (2018). Influence of peer review on the reporting of primary outcome(s) and statistical analyses of randomised trials. Trials, 19(1), 30. Link.

Jaeger, S., Friedemann, P., Scheel, M., Brandt, A., Heine, J., Pach, D., Witt, C.M., Bellmann-Strobl, J. & Finke, C. (2018). Multiple sclerosis–related fatigue: Altered resting-state functional connectivity of the ventral striatum and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 26(5), 620-630. Link.

Kessler, C., Dhiman, K., Kumar, A., Ostermann, T., Gupta, S., Morandi, A., Mittwede, M., Stapelfeldt, E., Spoo, M., Icke, K., Witt, CM. & Michalsen A. (2018). Effectiveness of an ayurveda treatment approach in knee osteoarthritis - a randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, 26(5), 620-630. Link.

Mikolasek, M., Berg, J., Witt, C.M. & Barth, J. (2018). Effectiveness of mindfulness- and relaxation-based eHealth interventions for patients with medical conditions: a systematic review and synthesis. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25(1), 1-16. Link.

Mikolasek, M. Witt, C.M. & Barth, J. Adherence to a mindfulness and relaxation self-care app for cancer patients. A mixed-methods feasibility study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(12):e11271. Link. Videoabstract

Morina, N., Akhtar, A., Barth, J., & Schnyder, U. (2018). Psychiatric disorders in refugees and internally displaced persons after forced displacement: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:433. Link

Pach, P., Piper, M., Lotz, F., Reinhold, T., Dombrowski, M., Chang, Y., Liu, B., Blödt, S., Rotter, G., Icke, K. & Witt, C.M. (2018). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of tuina for chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial comparing tuina with a no- intervention waiting list. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(3), 231-237. Link.

Princip, M., Gattlen, C., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Schnyder, U., Znoj, H., Barth, J., Schmid, J.P. & von Känel, R. (2018). The role of illness perception and its association with posttraumatic stress at 3 months following acute myocardial infarction. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:941. Link.

Vickers, A.J., Vertosick, E.A., Lewith, G., MacPherson, H., Foster, N.E., Sherman, K.J., Irnich, D., Witt, C.M., Linde, K. & Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: Update of an Individual patient data meta-analysis. Journal of Pain, 19(5), 455-474. Link.

von Känel, R., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Schmid, J.P., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schnyder, U. & Princip, M. (2018). Low self-rated health is related to blood hypercoagulability in patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 118(01), 054-062. Link.

von Känel, R.(ce), Barth, J.(ce), Princip, M., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Schmid, J.P., Znoj, H., Herbert, C. & Schnyder, U. (2018). Early psychological counseling for the prevention of posttraumatic stress Induced by aacute coronary syndrome: the MI-SPRINT randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 87(2), 75-84. Link.

Von Känel R., Princip M., Schmid J.P., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schnyder U. & Meister-Langraf, R.E. (2018). Association of sleep problems with neuroendocrine hormones and coagulation factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction. BMC cardiovascular disorders, 18(1), 213. Link

Witt, C.M. (2018). Training oncology physicians to advise theier patients on complementary and integrative medicine. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(9 and 10),1016-1017. Link.

Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., Yang, L., Hetrick, S. E., Weisz, J. R., Cuijpers, P., Barth, J., Del Giovane, C., Yuan, S., Cohen, D., Gillies, D, Jiang, X., Teng, T., Xie, P. (2018). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ open, 8(3), e020198. Link.

Publications 2017

Publications 2017

Anheyer, D., Haller, H., Barth, J., Lauche, R., Dobos, G. & Cramer, H. (2017). Mindfulness-based stress reduction for treating low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(11), 799-807. Link.

Barth, J., de Boer, W.E.L., Busse, J.W., Hoving, J.L., Kedzia, S., Couvan, R., Fischer, K., von Allmen, D.Y., Spanjer, J. & Kunz, R. (2017). Inter-rater agreement in evaluation of disability: systematic review of reproducibility studies. BMJ, 356, j14. Link.

Brinkhaus, B., Roll, S., Jena, S., Icke, K., Binting, S., Lotz, F., Willich, S.N. & Witt, C.M. (2017). Acupuncture in patients with allergic asthma – a randomised pragmatic trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 23(4), 268-277. Link.

Canella, C., Mikolasek, M., Rostock, M., Beyer, J., Guckenberger, M., Jenewein, J., Linka, E., Six, C., Stoll, S., Stupp, R. & Witt C.M. (2017). Developing an integrative treatment program for cancer-related fatigue using stakeholder engagement – a qualitative study. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 1-12. Link.

De Matos, N.M.P., Hock, A., Wyss, M., Ettlin, D.A. & Brügger, M. (2017). Neurochemical dynamics of acute orofacial pain in the human trigeminal brainstem nuclear complex. Neuroimage, [epub ahead of print]. Link.

Eustachi, A. & Melchart, D. (2017). Komplementärmedizin in der Onkologie – was ist sinnvoll? [Complementary and alternative medicine in oncology - What makes sense?] Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, 142(12), 882-888. Link.

Friesecke, I., Walter, J.C. & Rostock, M. (2017). Klangschalenbehandlung bei Chemotherapie-induzierter peripherer Polyneuropathie. Erfahrungsheilkunde, 66(5), 286-297. Link.

Imholz, L., Meister-Langfraf, R.E., Princip, M., Fux, M., Schnyder, U., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schmid, J.P. & von Känel, R. (2017). Are inflammatory cytokines associated with pain during acute myocardial infarction? Neuroimmunomodulation, 24(3), 154-161. Link.

Jegan, N.R.A., Brugger, M., Viniol, A., Strauch, K., Barth, J., Baum, E., Leonhard, C. & Becker, A. (2017). Psychological risk and protective factors for disability in chronic low back pain – a longitudinal analysis in primary care. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 114. Link.

Klein, E., Beckmann, M.W., Bader, W., Brucker, C., Dobos, G., Fischer, D., Hanf,, V., Hasenburg, A., Jud, S.M., Kalder, M., Kiechle, M., Kümmel, S., Müller, A., Müller, M.T., Paepke, D., Rotmann, A.R., Schütz, F., Scharl, A., Voiss, P., Wallwiener, M., Witt, C. & Hack, C.C. (2017) Gynecologic oncologists' attitudes and practices relating to integrative medicine: results of a nationwide AGO survey. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 296(2), 295-301. Link.

MacPherson, H., Vertosick, E.A., Foster, N.E., Lewith, G., Linde, K., Sherman, K.J., Witt, C.M. & Vickers, A.J. (2017). The persistence of the effects of acupuncture after a course of treatment: A meta-analysis of patients with chronic pain. Pain, 158(5), 784-793. Link.

Marszalek, G., Torchetti, L., Barth, J., Wolf, U. & Frei-Erb, M. (2017). Einstellung von Ärzten gegenüber Komplementärmedizin in einer ländlichen Region der Schweiz: Ergebnisse einer Umfrage. Complementary Medicine Research, 24(5), 310-316. Link.

Melchart, D., Hager, S., Albrecht, S., Dai, J., Weidenhammer, W. & Teschke, R. (2017). Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine and suspected liver injury: A prospective study. World Journal of Hepatology, 9(29),1141-1157. Link. 

Melchart, D., Löw, P., Wühr, E., Kehl, V. & Weidenhammer, W. (2017). Effects of a tailored lifestyle self-management intervention (TALENT) study on weight reduction: a randomized controlled trial.  Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, (10), 235-245. Link.

Melchart, D., Wühr, E., Doerfler, W., Eustachi, A., Wellenhofer-Li, Y. & Weidenhammer, W. (2017). Preliminary outcome data of a Sino-European-PreventionProgram (SEPP) in individuals with perceived stress. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Healthcare,1(1), 1003. Link.

Melchart, D., Wühr, E. & Weidenhammer, W. (2017). High and low responder in a comprehensive lifestyle program for weight loss – Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Complementary Medicine Research, 24(4), 232-239. Link.

Melzer, J. (2017). Ergebnisse universitärer Forschung in der Naturheilkunde: Klinische Phytotherapie. Swiss Journal of Integrative Medicine, 29(5): 290-300. Link.

Petzschner, F.H., Weber, L.A., Gard, T. & Stephan, K.E. (2017). Computational psychosomatics and computational psychiatry: Towards a joint framework for differential diagnosis. Biological Psychiatry, 82(6), 421-430. Link.

Richard, A., Rohrmann, S., Vandeleur, C.L., Barth, J. & Eichholzer, M. (2017). Loneliness is adversely associated with physical and mental health and lifestyle factors: Results from a Swiss national survey. PloS one, 12(7), e0181442. Link.

Rudaz, M., Ledermann, T. & Witt, C.M. (2017). Mind-Body Medicine and the treatment of chronic illnesses. Swiss Sports & Exercise Medicine, 65(2), 26-30. Link.

Schwartze, D., Barkowski, S., Strauss, B., Burlingame, G.M., Barth, J. & Rosendahl, J. (2017). Efficacy of group psychotherapy for panic disorder: Meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 21(2), 77-93. Link.

Siebenhuener, K., Eschmann, E., Kienast, A., Schneider, D., Minder, C.E., Saller, R., Zimmerli, L., Blaser, J., Battegay, E. & Holzer, B.M. (2017). Chronic pain: How challenging are DDIs in the analgesic treatment of inpatients with multiple chronic conditions? PLOS one, 12(1), e0168987. Link.

Ture, M., Angst, F., Aeschlimann, A., Renner, C., Schnyder, U., Zerkiebel, N., Perseus, J., Barth, J., Bredell, M. Soelch, C.M., Walt, H. & Jenewein, J. (2017). Short-term effectiveness of inpatient cancer rehabilitation: A longitudinal controlled cohort study. Journal of Cancer, 8(19), 1717-1725. Link.

Wieland, L.S., Berman, B.M., Altman, D.G., Barth, J., Bouter, L.M., D'Amaro, C.R., Linde, K., Moher, D., Mullins, C.D., Treweek, S., Tunis, S., van der Windt, A., Zwarenstein, M. & Witt, C.M. (2017). Rating of included trials on the efficacy-effectiveness spectrum (RITES): development of a new tool for systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 84, 95-104. Link.

Witt, C.M., Chiaramonte, D., Berman, S., Chesney, M.A., Kaplan, G.A., Stange, K.C., Woolf, S.H. & Berman, B.M. (2017). Defining health in a comprehensive context: a new definition of integrative health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(1), 134-137. Link.

Witt, C.M., Bartsch, H.H., Güthlin, C., Lampert, C., Längler, A., Ritter, C.A., Rostock, M., Schildmann, J., Weis, J., Wilhelm, M. & Horneber, M. (2017) Kompetenznetz Komplementärmedizin in der Onkologie (KOKON). Ein wissenschaftlicher Beitrag zur Verbesserung der Versorgung. Forum, 23, 416-426. Link.

Witt, C.M., Herman, P.M. & Tunis, S. (2017). Comparative effectiveness research in integrative oncology. JNCI Monographs, 2017 (52), 43-45. Link. 

Witt C.M., Balneaves, L.G., Cardoso, M.J., Cohen, L., Greenlee, H., Johnstone, P., Kücük, Ö., Mailman, J. & Mao, J.J. (2017). A comprehensive definition for integrative oncology. JNCI Monographs, 2017 (52), 3-8. Link. 

Wolfensberger, B., Piniel, J.,Kyburz-Graber, R. & Canella, C. (2017). Selbstreguliertes Lernen: Orientierungsrahmen von Studierenden im Rückblick auf ihre Gymnasialzeit. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik, 63(2), 225-244. Link.

Zhou, X., Cipriani, A., Zhang, Y., Cuijpers, P., Hetrick, S.E., Weisz, J.R., Pu, J., Del Giovane, C., Furukawa, T.A., Barth, J., Coghill, D., Leucht, S., Yang, L., Ravindran, A.V. & Xie, P. (2017). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants, psychological interventions, and their combination for depressive disorder in children and adolescents: protocol for a network meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 7(8), e016608. Link.

Zia, F.Z., Olaku, O., Bao, T., Berger, A., Deng, G., Yin Fan, A., Garcia, M.K., Herman, P.M., Kaptchuk, T.J., Ladas, E.J., Langevin, H.M., Lao, L., Lu, W., Napadow, V., Niemtzow, R.C., Vickers, A.J., Shelley Wang, X., Witt, C.M. & Mao, J.J. (2017). The National Cancer Institute's Conference on Acupuncture for Symptom Management in Oncology: State of the Science, Evidence, and Research Gaps. JNCI Monographs, 2017 (52), 68-73. Link.

Ziehm, S., Rosendahl, J. Barth, J., Straus, B.M., Mehnert, A. & Koranyi, S. (2017). Psychological interventions for acute pain after open heart surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (7). Art. No.: CD009984. Link

Publications 2016

Publications 2016

Barkowski, S., Schwartze, D., Strauss, B., Burlingame, G.M., Barth, J. & Rosendahl, J. (2016). Efficacy of group psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder: a meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 39, 44-64. Link.

Barth, J., Schafroth, L. & Witt, C.M. (2016). Overlap and differences between patient and provider expectations for treatment outcomes: the case of acupuncture. The Journal of Pain, 17(6), 685-693. Link.

Blödt, S., Mittring, N., Schützler, L., Fisch, F., Holmberg, C., Horneber, M. Stapf, A. & Witt, C.M. (2016). A consultation training program for physicians for communication about complementary medicine with breast cancer patients: a prospective, multi-center, cluster-randomized, mixed-method pilot study. BMC Cancer, 16(1), 843. Link.

Blödt, S., Witt, C.M. & Holmberg, C. (2016). Women's reasons to participate in a clinical trial for menstrual pain – a qualitative study. BMJ open, 6(12), e012592. Link.

De Jong, M., Lazar, S.W., Hug, K., Mehling, W.E., Hölzel, B.K., Sack, T.A., Peeters, F., Ashih, H., Mischoulon, D. & Gard, T. (2016). Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on body awareness in patients with chronic pain and comorbid depression. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 967. Link.

Drabe, Natalie., Jenewein, J., Weidt, S., Engeli, L., Meier, C., Buchi, S., Schad, K., Schönbucher, V., Canella, C. & Nunez Garcia, D. (2016). When cancer cannot be cured: A qualitative study on relationship changes in couples facing advanced melanoma. Palliative & Supportive Care, 14(06), 652-663. Link.

Holmberg, C., Farahani, Z. & Witt, C.M. (2016). How do patients with chronic neck pain experience the effects of Quigong and exercise therapy? A qualitative interview study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2016, 8010891. Link.

Hölzel, B.K., Brunsch, V., Gard, T., Greve, D.N., Koch, K., Sorg, C., Lazar, S.W. & Milad, M.R. (2016). Mindfulness-based stress reduction, fear conditioning, and the uncinate fasciculus: a pilot study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 124. Link.

Lieb, K., Von der Osten-Sacken, J., Stoffers-Winterling, J., Reiss, N. & Barth, J. (2016). Conflicts of interest and spin in reviews of psychological therapies: a systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(4), e010606. Link.

Long, X., Huang, W., Napadow, V., Lian, F., Pleger, B., Villringer, A., Witt, C.M., Nierhaus, T. & Pach, D. (2016). Sustained Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation Investigated with Centrality Mapping Analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 510. Link.

MacPherson, H., Hammerschlag, R., Coeytaux, R.R., Davis, R.T., Harris, R.E., King, J., Langevin, H.M., Lao, L., Milley, R.J., Napadow, V., Schnyer, R.N., Stener-Victorin, E.S., Witt, C.M. & Wayne, P.M. (2016). Unanticipated insights into biomedicine from the study of acupuncture. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 22(2), 101-107. Link.

Meister, R.E., Princip, M., Schnyder, U., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schmid, J., Wittmann, L. & Von Känel, R. (2016). Association of trait resilience with peritraumatic and posttraumatic stress in patients with myocardial infarction. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(3), 327-334. Link.

Meister, R.E., Princip, M., Schnyder, U., Barth, J., Znoj, H., Schmid, J., Wittmann, L. & Von Känel, R. (2016). Association of trait resilience with peritraumatic and posttraumatic stress in patients with myocardial infarction. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(3), 327-334. Link.

Nierhaus, T., Pach, D., Huang, W., Long, X., Napadow, V., Roll, S., Lian, F., Pleger, B., Villringer, A & Witt, C.M. (2016). Difficulties choosing control points in acupuncture research. Response: commentary: differential cerebral response, measured with both an EEG and fMRI, to somatosensory stimulation of a single acupuncture points vs. two non-acupuncture points. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 404.  Link.

Princip, M., Scholz, M., Meister-Langraf, R.E., Barth, J., Schnyder, U., Znoj, H., Schmid, J., Thayer, J.F., Von Känel, R. (2016). Can illness perceptions predict lower heart rate variability following acute myocardial infarction? Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1801. Link.

Stephan, K.E., Manjaly, Z.M., Mathys, C.D., Weber, L.A., Paliwal, S., Gard, T., Tittgemeyer, M., Fleming, S.M., Haker, H., Seth, A.K. & Petzschner, F.H. (2016). Allostatic self-efficacy: a metacognitive theory of dyshomeostasis-induced fatigue and depression. Frontiers in Human Neurscience, 10, 550. Link.

Teut, M., Knilli, J., Daus, D., Roll, S. & Witt, C.M. (2016). Qigong or Yoga versus no intervention in older adults with chronic low back pain – a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Pain, 17(7), 796-805. Link.

Witt, C.M. & Cardoso, M.J. (2016). Complementary and integrative medicine for breast cancer patients – Evidence based practical recommendations. The Breast, 28, 37-44. Link.

Witt, C.M. (2016). Challenging results make us think. Oncology Research and Treatment, 39(5), 258-259. Link

Publications 2015

Publications 2015

Blödt, S., Pach, D., Kaster, T., Lüdtke, R., Icke, K., Reisshauer, A. & Witt, C.M. Qigong versus exercise therapy for chronic low back pain in adults – a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. European Journal of Pain, 19, 123-131. Link.

Gerger, H., Hlavica, M., Gaab, J., Munder, T. & Barth, J. (2015). Does It Matter Who Provides Psychological Interventions for Medically Unexplained Symptoms? A Meta-Analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84(4), 217-226. Link.

Nierhaus, T., Pach, D., Huang, W., Long, X., Napadow, V., Roll, S., ... & Witt, C. M. (2015). Differential cerebral response to somatosensory stimulation of an acupuncture point vs. two non-acupuncture points measured with EEG and fMRI. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9. Link.

Pérard, M., Mittring, N., Schweiger, D., Kummer, C. & Witt, C. M. (2015). MERGING conventional and complementary medicine in a clinic department–a theoretical model and practical recommendations. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15(1), 172. Link.

Vetter, D., Barth, J., Uyulmaz, S., Vonlanthen, R., Belli, G., Montorsi, M., Bismuth, H., Witt, C.M. & Clavien, P.A. (2015). Effects of art on surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Surgery, 262(5), 704-713. Link.

Viniol, A., Jegan, N., Brugger, M., Leonhardt, C., Barth, J., Baum, E., ... & Strauch, K. (2015). Even worse: Risk factors and protective factors for transition from chronic localized low back pain to chronic widespread pain in general practice-A cohort study. Spine, 40 (15), e890-e899. Link.

Witt, C. M., Außerer, O., Baier, S., Heidegger, H., Icke, K., Mayr, O., ... & Schützler, L. (2015). Effectiveness of an additional individualized multi-component complementary medicine treatment on health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients: a pragmatic randomized trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 149(2), 449-460. Link.

Witt, C. M., Barth, J. & Canella, C. (2015). The future of complementary and integrative medicine research-International Perspectives. Forschende Komplementärmedizin/Research in Complementary Medicine, 22(2), 125-127. Link.

Witt, C. M., Pérard, M., Berman, B., Berman, S., Birdsall, T. C., Defren, H., ... & Schweiger, D. (2015). Using the framework of corporate culture in "mergers" to support the development of a cultural basis for integrative medicine–guidance for building an integrative medicine department or service. Patient Preference and Adherence, 9, 113. Link.

Witt, C., Luedtke, R., Linde, K., Martins, F., Vickers, A. & Vertosick, E. (2015). Individual patient data meta-analysis of older adults suffering from chronic pain. Integrative Medicine Research, 4(1), 13. Link .

Witt, C.M., Liu, J. & Robinson, N. (2015). Combining 'omics and comparative effectiveness research: Evidence-based clinical research decision making for Chinese medicine. Science, 347(6219 Suppl), 26-27. Link.

Zhou, X., Hetrick, S. E., Cuijpers, P., Qin, B., Barth, J., Whittington, C. J., ... & Xie, P. (2015). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for depression in children and adolescents: A systematic review and network meta‐analysis. World Psychiatry, 14(2), 207-222. Link.

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