This article lists >420 abstracts that document the use of acupuncture (AP) in four main areas of human & animal reproductive & genitourinary health and disease. Most abstracts were downloaded at the end of April 1999 from the online databases of:
Acupuncture Progress Database [http://users.med.auth.gr/~karanik/english/acuprog.html]
PubMed Medline [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/medline.html].
It also includes abstracts from section M1 to M3 of an earlier bibliography, Acupuncture & homeostasis of body adaptive systems: Acupuncture bibliography: AP & the Urogenital / Adrenal System [http://users.med.auth.gr/~karanik/english/hels/helsfram.html].
For ease of use, the abstracts were shortened & the terminology & codes of the listed acupoints were standardised.
Use of this Bibliography
1. For best (fastest) results, store this bibliography offline for repeated use (search, editing etc) of its details. First create a Directory called GEN_URO on your hard disk.
Into that Directory, download ALL of the following files:
|gu1.htm||20||Acupuncture in Genitourinary & related Conditions: 1. Main Page & Contents (Menu, THIS File)|
|gu2.htm||684||Ibid: 2. Keyword Index|
|gu3a.htm||26||Ibid: 3a. Summary of Points & Protocols - Overview|
|gu3b.htm||187||Ibid: 3b. Summary of Points & Protocols for "Female Disorders"|
|gu3c.htm||83||Ibid 3c. Summary of Points & Protocols for "Male Disorders"|
|gu3d.htm||167||Ibid: 3d. Summary of Points & Protocols for Urinary & General Disorders|
|gu4.htm||509||Ibid: 4. References (Abstracts)|
Be very careful to retain all of the original file names (i.e. the names in Column 1, above). This is because the files have extensive cross-links, and changing any of the filenames may break those links.
Note that files gu2.htm, gu3b.htm, gu3d.htm & gu4.htm are large - each may take several minutes to download from the Web.
Using an Internet Browser, navigate the data OFFLINE (i.e. on your own PC). Click on any of the Filenames & take it from there. Each of the files links directly or indirectly to the others.
Preferably start at gu1.htm & become familiar with all of the files. Later, you may decide to concentrate on the Summary of Points and Protocols (files 3a, 3b, 3c, & 3d).
Check http://homepage.eircom.net/~progers/rogpubco.htm every 1-2 months to see if any of the files has been updated. In that case, download & replace any updated file.
2. If you have a very fast modem, you may work with the files online. A user with a slow modem, or whose phone line is prone to failure, will find online attempts too slow & tedious. In that case, option 1, above, is preferable.
3. Clinicians & researchers, who may not want to save all of these files, may wish to bookmark file 3a for future reference. It has links to the other files.
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Keywords | Abstracts | Points & Protocols (Summary)
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