Utvalgte publikasjoner

Innbefatter ikke artikler som inngår i doktoravhandlingen, 2004. Disse er publisert nederst på siden.

56. Nicola Robinson, Mark Bovey, Ju Ah Lee, Christopher Zaslawski, Phoebus Tian, Tae-Hun Kim, Terje Alraek, Zhao-Xiang Bian, Myeong Soo Lee, Stephen Birch. How do acupuncture practitioners use pattern identification – An international web-based survey. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 32, September 2019.

55. Xuan Zhang, Ran Tian, Chen Zhao, Stephen Birch, Ju Ah Lee, Terje Alraek, Mark Bovey, Christopher Zaslawski, Nicola Robinsong, Tae-Hun Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Zhao-xiang Bian. The use of pattern differentiation in WHO-registered traditional Chinese medicine trials – A systematic review. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 30, September 2019.

54. Kim TH, Lee MS, Alraek T, Birch S. Acupuncture in sham device controlled trials may not be as effective as acupuncture in the real world: a preliminary network meta-analysis of studies of acupuncture for hot flashes in menopausal women. Acupunct Med. 2019 Sep

53. Birch S, Lee MS, Alraek T, Kim TH. Evidence, safety and recommendations for when to use acupuncture for treating cancer related symptoms: a narrative review. Integr. Med Res. 2019 Sep;8(3):160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2019.05.002. Epub 2019 May 17. Review.

52. Lu CL, Liu XH, Stub T, Kristoffersen AE, Liang SB, Wang X, Bai X, Norheim AJ, Musial F, Alræk. T, Fonnebo V, Liu JP. Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of atopic eczema in children under 14 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2018 Sep 26;18(1):260. doi: 10.1186/s12906-018-2306-6. Review.

51. Birch S, Lee MS, Alraek T, Kim TH. Overview of Treatment Guidelines and Clinical Practical Guidelines That Recommend the Use of Acupuncture: A Bibliometric Analysis. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Aug;24(8):752-769. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0092. Epub 2018 Jun 18. Review.

50. Virker akupunktur?

Norheim AJ, Heyerdahl O, Lystad N, Alræk T.

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2017 Nov 28;137(22). doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.17.0478. Print 2017 Nov 28. Norwegian. No abstract available.

49. The U.K. NICE 2014 Guidelines for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Lessons Learned in a Narrative Review Addressing Inadvertent Limitations and Bias.

Birch S, Lee MS, Robinson N, Alraek T.

J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Apr;23(4):242-246. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0385. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

48. Health Complaints Attributed to Dental Amalgam: A Retrospective Survey Exploring Perceived Health Changes Related to Amalgam Removal.

Kristoffersen AE, Alræk T, Stub T, Hamre HJ, Björkman L, Musial F.

Open Dent J. 2016 Dec 30;10:739-751. doi: 10.2174/1874210601610010739. eCollection 2016.

47. Acupuncture for the management of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms: Current clinical evidence and perspectives for future research.

Kim TH, Lee MS, Alraek T.

Maturitas. 2017 Jun;100:82-83. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.02.002. Epub 2017 Feb 7. No abstract available.

46. What circumstances lead to non-disclosure of cancer-related information in China? A qualitative study.

Ni YH, Alræk T.

Support Care Cancer. 2017 Mar;25(3):811-816. doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3464-z. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

45. Adverse effects of homeopathy, what do we know? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Stub T, Musial F, Kristoffersen AA, Alræk T, Liu J.

Complement Ther Med. 2016 Jun;26:146-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.03.013. Epub 2016 Mar 26. Review.

44. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in patients with health complaints attributed to former dental amalgam fillings.

Kristoffersen AE, Musial F, Hamre HJ, Björkman L, Stub T, Salamonsen A, Alræk T.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Jan 22;16:22. doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-0996-1.

43. Acupuncture effects under anaesthesia and questions about placebo.

Alraek T, Birch S.

Acupunct Med. 2016 Apr;34(2):155-6. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-010931. Epub 2015 Sep 16. No abstract available.

42. A pilot study on the use of acupuncture or pelvic floor muscle training for mixed urinary incontinence.

Solberg M, Alræk T, Mdala I, Klovning A.

Acupunct Med. 2016 Feb;34(1):7-13. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-010828. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

41. Risk in homeopathy: Classification of adverse events and homeopathic aggravations--A cross sectional study among Norwegian homeopath patients.

Stub T, Kristoffersen AE, Alræk T, Musial F, Steinsbekk A.

Complement Ther Med. 2015 Aug;23(4):535-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2015.06.004. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

40. Extraction of Clinical Indicators That Are Associated with the Heat/Nonheat and Excess/Deficiency Patterns in Pattern Identifications for Stroke.

Lee JA, Ko MM, Lee J, Kang BK, Alraek T, Birch S, Lee MS.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:869894. doi: 10.1155/2015/869894. Epub 2015 May 18.

39. Conceptualization and utilization of blood stasis syndrome among doctors of Korean medicine: results of a web-based survey.

Park B, Yun KJ, Jung J, You S, Lee JA, Choi J, Kang BK, Alraek T, Birch S, Lee MS.

Am J Transl Res. 2014 Nov 22;6(6):857-68. eCollection 2014.

38. Interobserver reliability of four diagnostic methods using traditional korean medicine for stroke patients.

Lee JA, Ko MM, Kang BK, Alraek T, Birch S, Lee MS.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:465471. doi: 10.1155/2014/465471. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

37. Standardization and future directions in pattern identification research: International brainstorming session.

Jung J, Park B, Lee JA, You S, Alraek T, Bian ZX, Birch S, Kim TH, Xu H, Zaslawski C, Kang BK, Lee MS.

Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Sep;22(9):714-20. doi: 10.1007/s11655-014-1989-x. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

36. Acupuncture points used in the prophylaxis against recurrent uncomplicated cystitis, patterns identified and their possible relationship to physiological measurements.

Alraek T, Baerheim A, Birch S.

Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Jul;22(7):510-7. doi: 10.1007/s11655-014-1988-y. Epub 2014 Dec 9.

35. Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

Wang YY, Li XX, Liu JP, Luo H, Ma LX, Alraek T.

Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):826-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.06.004. Epub 2014 Jun 30. Review.

34. Current research and future directions in pattern identification: Results of an international symposium.

Lee MS, Lee JA, Alraek T, Bian ZX, Birch S, Goto H, Jung J, Kao ST, Moon SK, Park B, Park KM, You S, Yun KJ, Zaslawski C.

Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Dec;22(12):947-955. Epub 2014 Jun 18.

33. Birch S, Alraek T. Traditional East Asian medicine: How to understand and approach diagnostic findings and patterns in a modern scientific framework? Chin J Integr Med. 2014 May; 20(5):336-40.

32. Alraek T. Designing clinical studies that take into account traditional East Asian medicine's systems and methods - with focus on pattern identification. Chin J Integr Med. 2014 May; 20(5):332-5

31.  Alraek T. Just to be sure. Acupunct Med. 2014 Apr; 32(2):201

30. Nielsen A, Macpherson H, Alraek T. Acupuncture for Military Personnel Health and Performance. J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


29. Birch S, Alraek T, Norheim AJ. Acupuncture adverse events in China: a glimpse of historical and contextual aspects. J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Oct;19(10):845-50. doi: 10.1089/acm.2012.0639. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

28. Stub T, Alraek T, Salamonsen A. The Red flag! risk assessment among medical homeopaths in Norway: a qualitative study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Sep 11;12:150. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-150. Free PMC Article

27.Stub T, Salamonsen A, Alraek T. Is it possible to distinguish homeopathic aggravation from adverse effects? A qualitative study. Forsch Komplementmed. 2012;19(1):13-9. doi:


26. A commentary by Terje Alraek and Stephen Birch. Acupuncture Research Strategies – the Society for Acupuncture Research-White Paper. Forsch Komplementmed 2012;19:43–48 Published online: February 16, 2012

25.Trine Stub, Terje Alræk, Jianping Liu Acupuncture treatment for depression — A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Integrative Medicine Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages e259-e270, December 2011

24. Alraek T, Lee MS, Choi TY, Cao H, Liu J. Complementary and alternative medicine for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Oct 7;11:87. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-11-87. Review. Free PMC Article

23. Alraek T, Tan CO. Acupuncture and heart rate variability. Acupunct Med. 2011 Mar;29(1):7-8.

22. Alraek T, Borud E, White A. Selecting acupuncture treatment for hot flashes: a Delphi consensus compared with a clinical trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Jan;17(1):33-8.

21. Liodden I, Howley M, Grimsgaard AS, Fønnebø VM, Borud EK, Alraek T, Norheim AJ. Perioperative acupuncture and postoperative acupressure can prevent postoperative vomiting following paediatric tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2011 Mar;29(1):9-15.

20. Borud EK, Alraek T, White A, Grimsgaard S. The Acupuncture on Hot Flashes Among Menopausal Women study: observational follow-up results at 6 and 12 months. Menopause. 2010 Mar;17(2):262-8.

19. Borud EK, Alræk T, White A, Grimsgaard S. The acupuncture treatment for postmenopausal hot flushes (Acuflash) study: traditional Chinese medicine diagnoses and acupuncture points used, and their relation to the treatment response. Acupunct Med. 2009 Sep;27(3):101-108.

18. Borud EK, Alraek T, White A, Fonnebo V, Eggen AE, Hammar M, Astrand LL, Theodorsson E, Grimsgaard S. The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes Among Menopausal Women (ACUFLASH) study, a randomized controlled trial. Menopause. 2009 May-Jun;16(3):484-93.

17. Alraek T, Borud E, Grimsgaard S, Fønnebø V, White A. Menopause -what's new? Maturitas. 2008 May 20;60(1):42-9.

16. Borud EK, Alraek T, White A, Fonnebo V, Grimsgaard S. The effect of TCM acupuncture on hot flushes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH). BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Feb 26;7:6.

15. Alræk T.: Invitert nummer-redaktør av tidsskriftet OMSORGs temanummer om komplementær og alternativ medisin (3/2006)

14. Liu J, Zhang J, Shi Y, Grimsgaard S, Alraek T, Fønnebø V. Chinese red yeast rice (Monascus purpureus) for primary hyperlipidemia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Chinese Medicine 2006, 1:4.

13. Alræk T. Case. De Qi, 2002; 2: 22-23. Tidsskrift for Norsk

Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur.

12. Alræk T. Forskning på Akupunktur. De Qi, 2002; 1:1. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur.

11. Alræk T. Acupuncture and myofascial pain. Move it all over again. I: Chronic myofascial pain a patient-centered approach. Eds: Malterud K & Hunskaar S. Radcliff, Oxon 2002.

10. Norheim A J, Fønnebø V, Steinsbekk A, Alræk T. Kunnskapsbasert alternativ medisin. Tidsskr Nor Lægefor 2000; 21, 2585.

9. Alræk T. Evidens-basert komplementær medisin. De Qi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur. 2000; 3: 18-19.

8. Bærheim A, Alræk T. Akupunktur og kroppsforståelse. Omsorg 1999; 3: 28-30.

7. Aune A, Alræk T, Lihua H, Bærheim A. Kan akupunktur forebygge blærekatarr hos kvinner ? Tidsskr Nor Lægeforen 1998 :118: 1370-2. Sekundærpublikasjon til nr. 6.

6. Aune A, Alræk T, Lihua H, Bærheim A. Acupuncture in the prophylaxis of recurrent lower urinary tract infection in adult women. Scand J Prim Health Care 1998: 16: 37-39.

5. Alræk T. Akupunktur ved ryggsmerter. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur. 1990; 3: 7-11.

4. Alræk T. Infertilitet og Akupunktur. Del 3. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur. 1990; 1: 3-5.

3. Alræk T. Infertilitet og Akupunktur. Del 2. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur. 1989; 3: 16-19.

2. Alræk T. Infertilitet og Akupunktur. Del 1. Tidsskrift for Norsk Forening for Klassisk Akupunktur. 1988; 3: 14-17.

1. Alræk T. Shiatsu. Nexus-en tidning för hela samband-.1979; 4: 17.

Artikler som inngår i doktoravhandlingen

”Acupuncture in the prevention of recurrent uncomplicated lower urinary tract infection in adult women”, 2004

5. Alraek T & Baerheim A. Acupuncture points used in the Prophylaxis against recurrent uncomplicated cystitis. Submitted.

4. Alraek T & Baerheim A. The effect of prophylactic acupuncture treatment in women with recurrent cystitis; Kidney patients fare better. J Altern Complement Med 2003;9:651-659

3. Alraek T, Soedal FIL, Fagerheim US, Digranes A, Baerheim A. Acupuncture treatment in the prevention of uncomplicated recurrent lower urinary tract infections in adult women. Am J Public Health 2002;10:1609-1611.

2. Alraek T, Baerheim A. An empty and happy feeling in the bladder..: health changes experienced by women after acupuncture for recurrent cystitis. Complement Ther Med 2001:9;219-223.

1. Alræk T, Aune A, Bærheim A. Traditional Chinese Medicine syndromes in women with frequently recurring cystitis. Frequencies of syndromes and symptoms. Complement Ther Med 2000:8;260-265. © All Rights Reserved  •  powered by