教授及講師

勞力行教授
香港大學中醫藥學院院長
黃譚智媛基金教授席 (中西結合醫學)
  • 香港薄扶林沙宣道10 號 香港大學中醫藥學院
  • (852) 2872 5476
學歷

1988 年—1992 年,美國馬里蘭州馬里蘭大學巴爾地摩分校生理系,獲生理學博士學位

1978 年—1983 年,中國上海中醫藥大學針灸推拿系,獲醫學學士學位


資格證書:

2005 年,獲得全美針灸及東方醫學資格考核委員會(NCCAOM)東方醫學資格證書

1998 年,獲得全美針灸及東方醫學資格考核委員會(NCCAOM)中藥資格證書

1990 年,獲得全美針灸及東方醫學資格考核委員會(NCCAOM)針灸資格證書

1988 年,馬里蘭州執照針灸師

職務
2007 年—2013 年 教授,馬里蘭大學醫學院,家庭及社區醫學系,結合醫學中心,中國傳統醫學部主任
2003 年—2007 年 美國針灸研究協會 SAR,共同主席之一
2000 年—2007 年 副教授,美國馬里蘭大學醫學院,家庭及社區醫學系,結合醫學中心,中國傳統醫學部主任
1998 年-2000 年 臨床科主任,美國馬理蘭州馬理蘭大學巴爾地摩分校,家庭及社區醫學系,Kernan 醫院結合醫學中心
1994 年—1998 年 研究助理教授,美國馬理蘭州馬理蘭大學巴爾地摩分校家庭及社區醫學系,結合醫學中心
1992 年—1994 年 研究助理教授,美國馬理蘭州馬理蘭大學巴爾地摩分校麻醉科
1992 年 美國馬理蘭州馬理蘭大學巴爾地摩分校麻醉科,研究人員
1988 年—至今 /td> 美國馬理蘭州,注冊/執照針灸師
1988 年—1992 年 研究生助理,美國馬里蘭州大學,牙醫學
1983 年—1986 年 中國上海中醫藥大學針灸系,教師
客座教授:
2013 年— 客座教授, 美國馬里蘭大學醫學院
2002 年— 客座教授,上海中醫藥大學,針灸推拿學院
2011 年— 客座教授,北京中醫藥大學,針灸推拿學院
2011 年— 海外名師,中國教育部授予
臨床經歷
1998—2000 臨床科主任,美國馬里蘭醫學院,結合醫學中心
1992—2013 臨床執照針灸師,美國馬里蘭醫學院,結合醫學中心
1988—至今 美國馬理蘭州,注冊/執照針灸師
1983 年—1986 年 臨床實習,上海中醫學院附屬曙光醫院
1982 年—1983 年實習醫師,上海中醫學院附屬醫院
研究領域

作為課題主要負責人或合作負責人,勞力行博士自 1994 年來,連續成功申請到 20 餘項由美國國立衛生研究院(NIH)及美國國防部提供研究經費的有關針灸和中醫藥研究項目。發表學術 SCI 論文 140 餘篇,參與編寫專著 10部。受邀在美國國內及國際學術會議和專題討論會上發表演講達 260 多次。勞博士負責主持多項急慢性痛症針灸臨床試驗,包括牙科術後疼痛,膝關節骨關節病慢性疼痛,癌症疼痛等。尤其是完成並發表在美國有影響醫學雜誌《內科醫學年鑒》(Annals of Internal Medicine)上的針灸治療膝關節骨關節病慢性疼痛的隨機雙盲的 III 期臨床研究引起了國際針灸和補充醫學界的關注。勞博士在他主持的實驗室裡領導針灸中醫藥研究組進行基礎研究,包括誘導痛覺過敏炎症動物模型以探討針灸中藥抗痛覺過敏和抗炎的機理。他的主要興趣是針灸臨床研究方法學. 希望以嚴謹的科學設計來驗證中醫針灸的效用和機理。他尤其關注轉換醫學的研究,即如何使基礎研究成果能體現臨床意義, 同時使臨床面臨的問題能從基礎研究得到解答。

發表論文
  1. Franklin R.B., Lao L., Costello L.C. Evidence for two aspartate transport systems in prostate epithelial cells. The Prostate 1990:16(2):137-45
  2. Costello L.C., Lao L., Franklin R. Citrate modulation of high-affinity aspartate transport in prostate epithelial cells. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 1993 Jul;39(5):515-24. Erratum in: Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 1993 Sep;39(6):701
  3. Lao L., Franklin, R.B., Costello, L.C. A high-affinity L-aspartate transporter in prostate epithelial cells that is regulated by Testosterone. The Prostate 1993:22:53-63
  4. Lao L., Bergman, S., Anderson, R., Langenberg, P., Wong, R.H., and Berman, B. The effect of acupuncture on post-operative oral surgery pain: A pilot study. Acupuncture in Medicine 1994:12(1): 13-17
  5. Berman, B., Singh, B.K., Lao, L., Singh, B., Ferentz, K., Hartnoll, S. Primary care physicians' attitudes towards complementary medicine. J. American Board of Family Physicians 1995:8(5): 361-366
  6. Berman, B., Lao, L., Greene, M., Anderson, R., Wong, R., Langenberg, P., Hochberg, M. Efficacy of traditional Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 1995:3:139-142
  7. Lao, L., Bergman, S., Langenberg, P., Wong, R.L., Berman, B.M. Efficacy of Chinese acupuncture on postoperative oral surgery pain. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology 1995:79(4): 423- 428
  8. Lao, L., Wong, R.H., Berman, B., Wynn, R.L. Electroacupuncture reduces morphine-induced emesis in ferrets. J. Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 1995:1(3): 257-261
  9. Lao, L. Acupuncture techniques and devices. J. Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1996:2(1): 23-25
  10. Lao, L. Safety issues in acupuncture. J. Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 1996:2(1): 27- 31
  11. Wong, R.H., Lao, L.#, Berman, B.M., Carter, A., Wynn, R.L. Biphasic emetic response of cyclophosphamide in the ferret. Pharmacology and Biochemistry Behavior. 1997: 58(1): 179-182
  12. Tulder, M.W. van, Cherkin, D.C., Berman, B., Lao, L., Koes, B.W. The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain. SPINE. 1999: 24(11): 1113-23
  13. Tulder, M.W. van, Cherkin, D.C., Berman, B., Lao, L., Koes, B.W. The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain. IN The Cochrane Collaboration Library, Issue 2, 1999. Oxford: Update Software
  14. Lao, L., Bergman, S., Hamilton, G., Langenberg, P., Berman, B. Evaluation of acupuncture for pain control after oral surgery. Archives of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery. 1999: 125(5): 567-572
  15. Berman, B., Singh, B., Lao, L., Hochberg, M., Langenberg, P., Li, H., Hadhazy, V. A randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee. British Journal of Rheumatology 1999: 38:346-354
  16. Lao, L., Zhang, G.,Wei, F., Berman, B. M., Ren, K. Effect of electroacupuncture on hyperalgesia and Fos protein expression in rats with persistent inflammation – a new animal model. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 1999/2000: 1(2): 112-114
  17. Ezzo, J., Berman, B., Hadhazy, V.A., Jadad, A.R., Lao, L., Singh, B.B. Is acupuncture effective for the treatment of chronic pain? A systematic review. Pain. 2000: 86 (3): 217-225
  18. Ezzo, J, Hadhazy, V.A., Birch S., Lao, L., Kaplan G., Hochberg M., Berman, B. Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee -- A systematic review. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2001: 44(4): 819-825
  19. Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wei, F., Berman, B. M., Ren, K. Electro-acupuncture attenuates behavioral hyperalgesia and selectively reduces spinal Fos protein expression in rats with persistent inflammation. Journal of Pain. 2001: 2(2): 111-117
  20. Singh, B.B., Berman, B.M., Hadhazy, V., Bareta, J., Lao, L., Zarow, F.M., Hochberg, M. Clinical decisions in the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee. Alternative Therapies. 2001:7(4): 58-65
  21. Stuerzlinger, V., Wang, J., Lao, L. Is Chinese Herbal Medicine Safe?—A review of recent case reports. Akupunktur. 2001: 2: 90-95 (In Germany, English Abstract)
  22. Sherman, K., Lao, L., MacPerson, H., Lewith, G., Hopwood, V., Kawakita K. Matching acupuncture clinical study designs to research questions. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2002: 3:12-15
  23. MacPerson, H., Sherman, K., Hammerschlag, R., Birch S., Lao, L., Zaslawski C. The clinical evaluation of traditional East Asian systems of medicine. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 2002: 3:16-19
  24. Lao, L., Sherman, K., Bovey, M. The role of acupuncture schools and individual practitioners in acupuncture research. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 2002: 3:32-38
  25. Zhang, G., Bausell, B., Lao, L., Handwerger, B., Berman, B. Assessing the consistency of TCM diagnosis Alternative Therapies. 2003: 9(1): 66-71
  26. Lao, L., Hamilton, G., Fu, J., Berman, B. Is acupuncture safe? A systematic review of case reports Alternative Therapies. 2003: 9(1): 72-83
  27. Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wong, R., Carter, A., Wynn, R. Berman, B. The effect of electroacupuncture as an adjunct on cyclosphosphamide-induced emesis in ferrets Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 2003: 74(3): 691-699
  28. Meng, C.F., Wang, D., Ngeow, J., Lao, L., Peterson, M., Paget, S. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in older patients: a randomized, controlled trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2003 Dec;42(12):1508-17
  29. Wang, H., Wang, Q., Srivastava, R.K., Gong, S., Lao, L., Fondell, J.D., and Wang, J. Effects of total glycosides from baishouwu, on human breast and prostate cancer cell proliferation. Alternative Therapies. 2003: 9(5):62-66
  30. Zhang, R-X, Lao, L., Qiao, J.T. and Ruda, M.A. Strain differences in pain sensitivity and expression of preprodynorphin mRNA in rats following peripheral inflammation. Neurosci. Lett., 2003: 353: 213-216
  31. Lao, L., Ezzo, J. Designing acupuncture trials: one size does not fit all, Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 2003: 3(4): 218 – 221
  32. Zhang, G., Bausell, B., Lao, L., Lee, WL, Handwerger, B., Berman, B. The variability of TCM pattern diagnosis and herbal prescription on rheumatoid arthritis patients. Alternative Therapies. 2004: 10(1): 58-63
  33. Lao, L., Zhang, R-X, Zhang, G., Wang, X-Y., Berman, B. M., Ren, K. A parametric study of electroacupuncture on persistent hyperalgesia and Fos protein expression in rats Brain Res.2004:1020(1-2):18-29
  34. Zhang, R-X,, Lao, L., Qiao, J.T. and Ruda, M.A. Effects of aging on hyperalgesia and spinal dynorphin expression in rats with peripheral inflammation. Brain Res. 2004: 999:135-141
  35. Zhang, R-X., Lao, L., Qiao, J.T., Malsnee, K. and Ruda, M.A. Endogenous and exogenous glucocorticoid suppresses up-regulation of preprodynorphin mRNA and hyperalgesia in rats with peripheral inflammation Neurosci. Lett., 2004; 359: 85-88
  36. Zhang, R-X., Lao, L., Wang, X., Ren, K., Berman, B. M. Electroacupuncture Combined with Indomethacin Enhances Anti-Hyperalgesia in Inflammatory Rats. Pharmacology and Biochemistry Behavior. 2004:78:793-797
  37. Zhang, R-X,, Lao, L., Wang, L., Liu, B., Wang, X., Ren, K., Berman, B. M. Involvement of Opioid Receptors in Electroacupuncture-Produced Antihyperalgesia in Rats with Peripheral Inflammation. Brain Res. 2004:1020(1-2):12-17
  38. Sung, J.Y., Leung, W.K., Ching, J.Y.L., Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wu, J.C.Y., Liang, S.M., Xie, H., Ho, Y.P., Chan, L.S., Berman, B., Chan, F.K.L. Agreements among traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2004:20:1205-1210
  39. Seem, G.W., Cassidy, C., Langevin, H.,Lao, L., Seem, M. Getting to the points: a forum for master practitioners, researchers, and educators. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 2004: 4:148- 163
  40. Berman, B., Lao, L., Langenberg, P., Lee, WL, Gilpin AMK, Hochberg, M. Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:901-910
  41. Furlan, A., Tulder, M., Cherkin, D., Tsukayama, H., Lao, L., Koes, B., Berman, B. Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD001351
  42. Bausell, R.B., Lao, L., Bergman, S., Lee, W.L., Berman, B. Is Acupuncture Analgesia an Expectancy Effect? Preliminary Evidence Based upon Participants' Perceived Assignments in Two Placebo Controlled Trials. Evaluation & The Health Professions 2005 (Mar);28(1):9-26
  43. Zhang, R-X., Lao, L., Wang, X., Fan, A., Wang, L. Zhang, G., Ren, K., Berman, B.M. Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Feb;11(1):135-42
  44. Furlan, A.D., Tulder, M., Cherkin, D., Tsukayama, H., Lao, L., Koes, B., Berman, B. Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain: an updated systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane Collaboration. Spine. 2005 Apr 15;30(8):944-63
  45. Fan, A.Y., Lao, L., Zhang, R-X., Wang, L-B., Lee, D. Y-W., Ma, Z-Z., Zhang, W-Y., Berman B. Effects of an Acetone Extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) Gum Resin on Rats with Persistent Inflammation. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2005 Apr;11(2):323-31
  46. Zhang, R.-X., Wang, L., Wang, X., Ren, K., Berman, B.M., Lao, L. Electroacupuncture combined with mk-801 prolongs anti-hyperalgesia in rats with peripheral inflammation. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2005:81:146-151
  47. Zhang, R.-X., Liu, B., Lao, L., Qiao, J.T., Ruda, M.A. Spinal preprodynorphin mRNA expression in neonatal rats following peripheral inflammation. Brain Res., 2005:1038:238-242
  48. Liu, B., Zhang, R.-X., Wang, L., Ren, K., Qiao, J.T., Berman, B. M., Lao, L. Effects of pertussis toxin on electroacupuncture-produced anti-hyperalgesia in inflamed Rats. Brain Res., 2005:1044:87-92
  49. Zhang, R.-X., Wang, L., Liu, B., Qiao, J.T., Ren, K., Berman, B.M., Lao, L. Mu opioid receptorcontaining neurons mediate electroacupuncture-produced anti-hyperalgesia in rats with hind paw inflammation. Brain Res., 2005: 1048(1-2):235-40
  50. Zhang, R.-X., Qiao, J.T., Wang, L., Liu, B., Ren, K., Berman, B.M., Lao, L. Electroacupuncture Suppresses Spinal Expression of Neurokinin-1 Receptors Induced by Persistent Inflammation in Rats. Neuroscience Letters 2005:384(3):339-43
  51. Fan, A.Y., Lao, L., Zhang, R-X., Zhou, A.N., Wang, L-B., Moudgil, K.D., Lee, D. Y-W., Ma, Z-Z., Zhang, W-Y., Berman, B. Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on adjuvant-induced arthritis in lewis rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2005: 101(1-3): 104-109
  52. Zhang, G.G., Lee, W., Bausell, B., Lao, L., Handwerger, B., Berman, B. Variability in the traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnoses and herbal prescriptions provided by three TCM practitioners for 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2005:11(3):415-421
  53. Zhang GG, Yu C, Lee W, Lao L, Ren K, Berman BM. Involvement of peripheral opioid mechanisms in electroacupuncture analgesia. Explore (NY). 2005 Sep;1(5):365-71.
  54. Ezzo, J.M., Vickers, A.J., Richardson, M.A., Allen, C., Dibble, S.L., Issell, B.F., Lao, L., Pearl, M., Ramirez, G., Roscoe, J.A., Shen, J., Shivnan, J.C., Streitberger, K., Treish, I., Zhang, G.Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2005:23(28):7188-98
  55. Zhang, R.-X., Liu, B., Wang, L., Ren, K., Qiao, J.T., Berman, B.M., Lao, L., Spinal glial activation in a new rat model of bone cancer pain produced by prostate cancer cell inoculation of the tibia. Pain. 2005: 118(1-2): 125-136
  56. Zhao, B., Wang, X., Lin, Z., Liu, R., Lao, L. A Novel Sham Moxibustion Device: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2006:14:53-60
  57. Shen, X., Ding, G., Wei, J., Zhao, L., Zhou, Y., Deng, H., Lao, L. An Infrared Radiation Study of the Biophysical Characteristics of Traditional Moxibustion. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2006:14(3):213-219
  58. Lao, L., Fan, A.Y., Zhang, R-X., Zhou, A.N., Ma, Z-Z., Lee, D. Y-W., Ren, K., Berman B. Antihyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the modified Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in Rats. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2006:34(5):833-844
  59. Lim B, Manheimer E, Lao L, Ziea E, Wisniewski J, Liu J, Berman B Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Oct 18;(4):CD005111.
  60. Lao L .Acupuncture practice, past and present: is it safe and effective? J Soc Integr Oncol. 2006 Winter; 4(1):13-5.
  61. Ezzo JM, Richardson MA, Vickers A, Allen C, Dibble SL, Issell BF, Lao L, Pearl M, Ramirez G,Roscoe J, Shen J, Shivnan JC, Streitberger K, Treish I, Zhang G. Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006 Apr 19;(2):CD002285
  62. Langevin HM, Hammerschlag R, Lao L, Napadow V, Schnyer RN, Sherman KJ. Controversies in acupuncture research: selection of controls and outcome measures in acupuncture clinical trials. J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Dec;12(10):943-53.
  63. Manheimer E, Lim B, Lao L, Berman B. Acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis - a randomised trial using a novel sham. Acupunct Med. 2006 Dec;24 Suppl:S7-14
  64. Li A, Lao L, Wang Y, Zhang H, Ren K, Berman B, Zhang R-X, Interleukin-1ra inhibits Fos expression and hyperalgesia in rats. Neuroreport. 2007:18(5): 495-498
  65. Ren TH, Wu J, Yew D, Ziea E, Lao L,Leung WK, Berman B, Hu PJ, Sung JJ. Effects of neonatal maternal separation on neurochemical and sensory response to colonic distension in a rat model of irritable bowel syndrome. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007 Mar;292(3):G849-56.
  66. Manheimer, E., Linde, K, Lao L,Bouter, LM, Berman, BM. Meta-analysis: Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. Ann Intern Med. 2007:146:868-877.
  67. Li A, Zhang, R-X, Wang Y, Zhang, H., Ren, K., Berman, BM, Tan, M, Lao, L. Corticosterone mediates electroacupuncture-produced anti-edema in a rat model of inflammation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2007: 7:27
  68. Zhang R-X, Li A, Liu B, Wang L, Ren K, Qiao J-T, Berman BM, Lao L. Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer pain and inhibits spinal interleukin-1β expression in a rat model. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2007:105(5): 1482-8
  69. Li A, Wang Y, Xin J, Lao L, Ren K, Berman BM, Zhang RX. Electroacupuncture suppresses hyperalgesia and spinal Fos expression by activating the descending inhibitory system. Brain Res. 2007:1186:171-179
  70. Xu L, Lao L, Ge A, Yu S, Li J, Mansky PJ. Chinese herbal medicine for cancer pain. Integrative cancer therapies. 2007 Sep;6(3):208-34.
  71. Xu, L., Wei, P., Sun, D., Lao, L.Quality of reporting in 41 randomized controlled clinical trials of Chinese medicine for cancer pain. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 2007,15(35): 3764-3769
  72. Zhang, R.-X., Li A, Liu, B., Wang, L., Ren, K., Zhang, H., Berman, B.M., Lao, L. IL-1ra alleviates inflammatory hyperalgesia through preventing phosphorylation of NMDA receptor NR-1 subunit in rats. Pain, 2008, 135:232-239
  73. Zhang R.-X., Li A, Liu B, Wang L, Xin J, Ren K, Qiao J, Berman BM, Lao L. Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer-induced hyperalgesia and inhibits spinal preprodynorphin expression in a rat model. European Journal of Pain, 2008 12:870-878.
  74. Shen X, Zhao L, Ding G, Tan M, Gao J, Wang L, Lao L Effect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: a pilot study. Lasers Med Sci. 2008 Jan 5 [Epub ahead of print]
  75. Chan SK, Zhao M, Lao L, Fong H, Che CT Magnolol and Honokiol Account for the Anti-Spasmodic Effect of Magnolia officinalis in Isolated Guinea Pig Ileum. Planta Medica. 2008; 74:381–384
  76. Li A, Lao L, Wang Y, Xin J, Ren K, Berman BM, Tan, M, Zhang RX. Electroacupuncture activates corticotrophin-releasing hormone-containing neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalammus to alleviate edema in a rat model of inflammation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2008: 8:20
  77. Zhang, G.G., Singh, B., Lee, W., Handwerger, B., Lao, L., Berman, B. Improvement of agreement in TCM diagnosis among TCM practitioners for persons with the conventional diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis: effect of training. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.2008:14(4):381-386
  78. Shen, X., Ding, G., Deng, H., Wei, J., Zhao, L., Zhou, Y., Lao, L. Infrared radiation spectrum of acupuncture point on patients with coronary heart disease. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2008;36(2):211-8.
  79. Shen, X., Zhao, L., Ding, G., Gao, J., Ying, J., Cheng, K., Lao, L. Can a carbon dioxide laser substitute for moxibustion? Lasers Med Sci. 2008 Jul 4 [Epub ahead of print]
  80. Zhang, R.-X., Liu, B., Li A, Wang, L., Ren, K., Qiao J, Berman, B.M., Lao, L. Interleukin 1beta facilitates bone cancer pain in rats by enhancing NMDA receptor NR-1 subunit phosphorylation.Neuroscience. 2008 134:1533-8.
  81. Zhang, RX, Fan, AY, Zhou, A.N, Moudgil, KD Ma, ZZ, Lee, DY, Fong, HH. Berman, BM, Lao, L Extract of the Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan inhibited adjuvant arthritis in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2009; Jan,121:366–371 doi:10.1016/j.jep.2008.11.018
  82. Shen X, Zhao L, Ding G, Tan M, Gao J, Wang L, Lao L. Effect of combined laser acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis: a pilot study. Lasers Med Sci. 2009 Mar;24(2):129-36. Epub 2008 Jan 5
  83. Li, YX, Wu, F, Xu L, Lao, L. Research progress of music therapy in treatment of tumor. [in Chinese] J Chin Integr Med, [Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao]. 2009, May 7(5):468-71
  84. Rajaiah, R, Lee, DY, Ma, ZZ, Fan, AY, Lao, L, Fong, HH, Berman, MB, Moudgil, KD Huo-LuoXiao-Ling Dan modulates antigen-directed immune response in adjuvant-induced inflammation. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2009, May, 4;123(1):40-4. Epub 2009 Mar 4. PMID: 19429337
  85. Tchantchou F, Lacor PN, Cao Z, Lao L,Hou Y, Cui C, Klein WL, and Luo Y. Stimulation of Neurogenesis and Synaptogenesis by Bilobalide and Quercetin via Common Final Pathway in Hippocampal Neurons. J Alzheimers Dis 2009 Jan 1;18(4):787-98.
  86. Yu S, Peng HD, Ju DW, Wei PK, Xu L, Lao Land Li J. Mechanisms of treatment of cancer pain with a topical Chinese herbal formula in rats. Chinese Medical Journal 2009,122(17):2027-2031
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  90. Kimbrough E, Lao L, Berman B, Pelletier KR, Talamonti WJ. An integrative medicine intervention in a Ford Motor Company assembly plant. J Occup Environ Med.2010 Mar;52(3):256-7.
  91. Tjong YW, Ip SP, Lao L, Wu J, Fong HH, Sung JJ, Berman B, Che CT. Neonatal maternal separation elevates thalamic corticotrophin releasing factor type 1 receptor expression response to colonic distension in rat. Neuro Endocrinol Lett . 2010 Apr 29;31(2):215-220. [Epub ahead of print]
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  98. Hui KK, Sporko TN, Vangel MG, Li M, Fang J, Lao L.Perception of Deqi by Chinese and American acupuncturists: a pilot survey. Chinese Medicine 2011 Jan 20;6(1):2. PMID: 21251312
  99. Wang JY, Xu L, Zhang RX, Lao L. Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cancer Pain. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2011 Feb;9(2):129-134. [Chinese]. PMID: 21288445
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  103. Tjong YW, Ip SP, Lao L, Wu J, Fong HH, Sung JJ, Berman B, Che CT. Role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in colonic distension-induced hyperalgesia in distal colon of neonatal maternal separated male rats. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01697.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21410601
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  105. Tjong YW, Ip SP, Lao L, Fong HH, Sung JJ, Berman B, Che CT. Analgesic effect of Coptis chinensis rhizomes (Coptidis Rhizoma) extract on rat model of irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Ethnopharmacology; 2011 (135): 754-761
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  108. Li A, Zhang Y, Lao L, Xin J, Ren K, Berman BM, Zhang RX. Serotonin Receptor 2A/C Is Involved in Electroacupuncture Inhibition of Pain in an Osteoarthritis Rat Model. eCAM. 2011:619650. Epub 2011 Jan 9.
  109. Zhang Y, Li A, Lao L, Xin J, Ren K, Berman BM, Zhang RX. Rostral ventromedial medulla μ, but not κ, opioid receptors are involved in electroacupuncture anti-hyperalgesia in an inflammatory pain rat model. Brain Res. 2011 Jun 13;1395:38-45. Epub 2011 Apr 28. PMID: 21565329 [PubMed - in process]
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  116. Yang JM, Xian YF, Ip PS, Wu JC, Lao L, Fong HH, Sung JJ, Berman B, Yeung JH, Che CT. Schisandra chinensis reverses visceral hypersensitivity in a neonatal-maternal separated rat model.Phytomedicine. 2012 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22230486
  117. Yang Z, Grinchuk Vi, Ip SP, Che CT, Fong HHS, Lao L, Wu JC, Sung JJ, Berman B, Shea-Donohue T, Zhao A. Anti-inflammatory Activities of a Chinese Herbal Formula IBS-20 in vitro and in vivo. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 491496, 12 pages doi:10.1155/2012/491496 (SCI. IF=4.774)
  118. Zhang Y, Lao L, Chen, H and Ceballosh R. Acupuncture use among American adults: what acupuncture practitioners can learn from National Health Interview Survey 2007 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 710750, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2012/710750 (SCI. IF=4.774)
  119. Zhang R, Lao L. A new rat model of bone cancer pain. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;851:261-73. PMID: 22351098 (SCI. IF=1.29)
  120. Nanjundaiah S, Lee D, Ma Z, Fong HH, Lao L, Berman B, Moudgil KD. Modified Huo-Luo-XiaoLing Dan (HLXL) Suppresses Adjuvant Arthritis by Inhibiting Chemokines and Matrix-Degrading EnzymesModified Huo-Luo-Xiao-Ling Dan (HLXL) Suppresses Adjuvant Arthritis by Inhibiting Chemokines and Matrix-Degrading Enzymes. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 589256, 8 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/589256
  121. Xu SF and Lao L. From Basic Science Studies to Clinical Trials: What Recent Acupuncture Research Tells Us. Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2012: 10-14.
  122. Liu T, Lao L. Letter to Editor: Tai chi for patients with Parkinson's disease. N Engl J Med. 2012 May 3;366(18):1737
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  124. Zhuang LX, Xu SF, D’Adamo, Jia C, He J, Han DX, Lao LX. Effectiveness study comparing acupuncture, physiotherapy and their combination in post-stroke rehabilitation -A multi-centered randomized controlled clinical trial. Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine; 2012, 18(3):8-13
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  126. Yoo JH, Lee EJ, Kim CM, Lee JH, Lao L.Sasang Constitutional Medicine (SCM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM): A Comparative Overview. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; vol. 2012, Article ID 980807, 17 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/980807
  127. Zhang Y, Shen CL, Peck K, Brismée JM, Doctolero S, Lo DF, Lim Y, and Lao L. Training SelfAdministered Acupressure Exercise among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study and Lessons Learned, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 570431, 9 pages
  128. Eric Manheimer, L. Susan Wieland, Ke Cheng, Shih Min Li, Xueyong Shen, Brian M. Berman, Lixing Lao. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review and metaanalysis. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 2012 Jun;107(6):835-47; doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.66. Epub 2012 Apr 10. Review. PMID: 22488079 (SCI, IF=7.2821)
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  130. Winnie WC Chu, Justin Wu; David Yew; 'ZHANG Lang'; PC Leung; Kaiyu Tong, Raymond; 'Yawen Chan'; Brian Berman; Lixing Lao; Joseph Sung. Does Acupuncture Therapy Alter Activation of Neural Pathway for Pain Perception in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Comparative Study of True and Sham Acupuncture Using Functional MRI Journal of Neurogastroentrology and Motility; 2012 Jul;18(3):305-16. Epub 2012 Jul 10. PMID:22837879[PubMed]
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  133. Wang J, Zhang R, Dong C, Jiao L, Xu L, Liu J, Wang Z, Mao Ying QL, Fong H, Lao L. Topical treatment with Tong-Luo-San-Jie gel alleviates bone cancer pain in rats. J Ethnopharmacol; 2012 Oct 11;143(3):905-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.08.026. Epub 2012 Aug 30. PMID: 22960543 (SCI. IF=3.014)
  134. Witt CM, Aickin M, Baca T, Cherkin D, Haan MH, Hammerschlag R, Hao JJ, Kaplan GA, Lao L, McKay T, Pierce B, Riley D, Ritenbaugh C, Thorpe K, Tunis S, Weissberg J, Berman BM. Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for Acupuncture Research - A Consensus Document for Conducting Trials. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2012 Sep 6;12:148. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-148. PMID: 22953730 (SCI. IF=2.241)
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  137. Xianze Meng; Yu Zhang; Lixing Lao; Rikka Saito; Aihui Li; Cristina M Backman; Brian M Berman; Ke Ren; Pin-Kang Wei; Ruixin Zhang. Spinal interleukin-17 promotes thermal hyperalgesia and NMDA NR1 phosphorylation in an inflammatory pain rat model. Pain. 2013 Feb;154(2):294-305. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.10.022. Epub 2012 Nov 5. (SCI, IF=5.777)
  138. Bruehl S, Apkarian AV, Ballantyne JC, Berger A, Borsook D, Chen WG, Farrar JT, Haythornthwaite JA, Horn SD, Iadarola MJ, Inturrisi CE, Lao L, Mackey S, Mao J, Sawczuk A, Uhl GR, Witter J, Woolf CJ, Zubieta JK, Lin Y. Personalized medicine and opioid analgesic prescribing for chronic pain: opportunities and challenges. J Pain. 2013 Feb;14(2):103-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2012.10.016.
  139. Xu SF, Wang LZ, Cooper, E, Zhang M, Manheimer E, Berman B, Shen XY, Lao L., Adverse Events of Acupuncture: A Systematic Review of Case Reports. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Volume 2013 2013:581203. doi: 10.1155/2013/581203. Epub 2013 Mar 20. (SCI. IF=4.774)
  140. Haolin Zhang, Xiaolong Chen, Chan Zhang, Ruixin Zhang, Lixing Lao, You Wan and M. Yi. Comparison of restrained and unrestrained rat models of electro-acupuncture in rats Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Volume 2013, Article ID 404956, 5 pages. doi.org/10.1155/2013/404956), (SCI. IF=4.774)
  141. Lijun Bai, Fangyuan Cui, Yihuai Zou, and Lixing Lao. Acupuncture De Qi in Stable Somatosensory Stroke Patients: Relations with Effective Brain Network for Motor Recovery. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:197238. doi: 10.1155/2013/197238. Epub 2013 Jun 2.
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  143. Yingxue Cui, Baixiao Zhao, Yuhai Huang, Zhanghuang Chen, Ping Liu, Jian Huang and Lixing Lao. Effects of Moxa (Artemisiae Argyi Folium) Smoke Exposure on Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability in Healthy Young Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Human Study Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine;Volume 2013 Article ID 510318, 10 pages
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  145. Liu Z, Liu J, Zhao Y, Cai Y, He L, Xu H, Zhou X, Yan S, Lao L, Liu B. The efficacy and safety study of electro-acupuncture for severe chronic functional constipation: study protocol for a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Jun 15;14(1):176. doi: 10.1186/1745-621514-176.
  146. Eric Manheimer; Danielle van der Windt; Ke Cheng; Kristen Stafford; Jianping Liu; Jayne Tierney; Lixing Lao; Brian M. Berman; Patricia Langenberg; Lex M. Bouter. The effects of acupuncture on rates of clinical pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Reproduction Update 2013; doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmt026.
  147. Bai L, Zhang M, Chen S, Ai L, Xu M, Wang D, Wang F, Liu L, Wang F, Lao L. Characterizing acupuncture de qi in mild cognitive impairment: relations with small-world efficiency of functional brain networks. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:304804. doi: 10.1155/2013/304804. Epub 2013 Jul 11.
  148. Wang LZ, Wu F, Zhao L, Zhang HM, Shen X, Huang Y, Lao L. Patterns of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis in Thermal Laser Acupuncture Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis. EvidenceBased Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 870305, 8 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/870305
  149. Bao T, Lao L. Dorsey S, Medeiros M, Zhang R, Badros A. Improvement of Painful Bortezomibinduced Peripheral Neuropathy Following Acupuncture Treatment in a Case Series of Multiple Myeloma Patients. Medical Acupuncture (in press)