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Brian M Berman
 

Brian M Berman M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Family & Community Medicine
Secondary Appointments: Family & Community Medicine
bberman@som.umaryland.edu
Location: 520 W. Lombard Street, East Hall, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-6182 (academic office)
Phone: (410) 448-6361 (patient appointments)
Fax: (410) 706-6210 (academic office); (410) 448-1873 (clinic/patient care)

Personal History:

Brian Berman is Professor of Family Medicine and the founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, the first center for research, education and clinical care in complementary and integrative medicine based in a US academic health center. A family physician and pain management specialist, Dr. Berman significantly changed his own practice of medicine over twenty years ago to a broader, integrative approach that includes complementary therapies and mind/body approaches, and he has introduced this approach into his center’s clinic and other clinical practices at the University of Maryland. Dr. Berman’s desire to see integrative medicine receive wider acceptance, has resulted in his becoming one of the most highly funded NIH researchers in this field over the past fourteen years.

Currently, he is principal investigator of two NIH-funded centers studying traditional Chinese medicine, one of which is an international center with colleagues in Hong Kong. He is the author of 250 peer-reviewed publications and five books. On the national and international front, Dr. Berman has taken a leadership role in promoting integrative medicine, based on a firm evidence based approach. He chaired the ad-hoc advisory committee to the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine when it opened in 1992 and subsequently served on their advisory committee for 6 years. He was the first chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, composed of 29 N. American universities, and served on the Institute of Medicine panel on complementary medicine, whose report was released in January 2005. Dr. Berman also co-founded and coordinates the complementary medicine field within the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization dedicated to evaluating all medical practices through systematic reviews of the research literature. At a ceremony in New York City in November of 2005, Dr. Berman was awarded the Bravewell Leadership Award which "pays tribute to an outstanding person who is transforming healthcare through integrative medicine".


Positions and Honors:

  • 1991-present: Director, Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 2000-present: Professor, Department Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1995-present: Principal Investigator, NIH Center of Excellence for Arthritis and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • 1996-present: Coordinator, Field of Complementary Medicine, Cochrane Collaboration
  • 2005: Bravewell Leadership Award in Integrative Medicine
  • 1998-2003: Principal Investigator: NIH Acupuncture Safety/Efficacy in Knee Osteoarthritis Trial
  • 1994-2002: Director, Complementary Medicine Clinic at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1991-1994: Co-director, University of Maryland Pain Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1997-1999: Associate Professor, Department Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1991-1997: Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology & Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1984-1991: Director, Multidisciplinary Clinic Specializing in Pain, London, England

Academic and Other Professional Activities

  • 1987-present: Founding member, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • 1991-present: Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1994-present: NIH ad hoc Peer Review Group for complementary and alternative medicine grants
  • 1995-present: USA Editor, Journal of Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Andrew Vickers, U.K. ed. Churchill Livingstone.
  • 1997-present: University of Maryland School of Medicine Research Advisory Council
  • 1998-present: British Medical Acupuncture Society; Acupuncture in Medicine Editorial Board
  • 1992-1994: Chairman, NIH-OAM Ad Hoc Advisory Board
  • 1992-1994: Chairman, NIH-OAM Editorial Board for Expanding Medical Horizons: Report on Alternative Medicine
  • 1994: Chairman, Panel on Pain: NIH-FDA Workshop on Acupuncture
  • 1994-1998: Member, Advisory Board: NIH-Office of Alternative Medicine
  • 1995: Panel member, NIH Technical Assessment Conference on the Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia.
  • 1997-2001: Arthritis Foundation Task Force on Complementary Medicine
  • 2000: Field Representative, Cochrane Collaboration Steering Committee
  • 2001: International SEIRIN Award for research in acupuncture
  • 2001: Reviewer, NIH Annual Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Working Group.
  • 2001: Expert Panel Member, NCI, Washington, DC
  • 2001: Scientific Advisory Board, The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine (NFAM)
  • 2003-2004: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on CAM
  • 2005: Bravewell Leadership Award Recipient for the Advancement of Integrative Medicine

Publications:

Books

Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons. A Report to the National Institutes of Health on Alternative Medical Systems and Practices in the United States. Berman, B., and Larson, D.B., eds Washington: U. S. Printing Office, 1992.

Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Jonas, Wayne B. and Levin, Jeffrey S., Eds. Berman, B. Assoc. Ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 1998.

Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Jonas, Wayne B, Levin, Jeffrey S. Eds. Berman, B. Assoc. Ed. Philadelphia: Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

The Arthritis Foundation’s Guide to Alternative Therapies. Berman, B., Horstman, J. Assoc. Ed. Atlanta: The Arthritis Foundation, 1999.

Complementary Therapies on the Internet. Beckner, WM, Berman B. Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Basics of Acupuncture. Stux, G., Berman, B., Pomeranz, B.; 5th Edition; 2003.

Own Your Health. Weisman, R., Berman, B.; Health Communications, Inc. (HCI); 2003 

Journal articles, refereed: (selected)

Singh, B.B., Berman, B, Hadhazy, V.A., Creamer, P. 1998. A Pilot Study of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Fibromyalgia. Alternative Therapies in Medicine: 4:2:67-70.

Singh, B.B., Berman, B. Simpson, R.L., Annechild, A. 1998. Premenstrual Syndrome: A National Probability Sample of Incidence and Remedy Usage. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 1998: 4:3: 75-79.

Berman, B., Swyers, J.P. 1998. Applying Complementary/Alternative Medical Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain Syndromes: If Not Now, When? American Pain Society Bulletin 1998: 8:2:4-6.

Berman, B., Singh, K., Hartnoll, S. 1998. Primary care physicians and alternative/ complementary medicine: knowledge, attitudes and usage. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice: 11:4: 272-281.

Ezzo, J., Berman, B., Vickers, A., Linde, Klaus. 1998. Complementary Medicine, Evidence-Based Medicine, and the Cochrane Collaboration. Journal of the American Medical Association: 280:18: 1628-1630.

Creamer, P., Singh, B., Berman, B., Hochberg, M. 1998. Evidence of Sustained Improvement from a “Mind-Body” Intervention in Patients with Fibromyalgia. Arthritis Rheumatology 41:s258.

Berman, B., Swyers, J.S. 1999. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbal Therapies for Diabetes. Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians: 10:1: 10-14.

Berman, B., Ezzo, J.M. 1999. Is Acupuncture Effective in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia? The Journal of Family Practice: 48:3: 213-218.

Melchart, D., Linde, K., Fischer, P., White, A. Allais, G., Vickers, A., Berman, B. Acupuncture for recurrent headaches – a systematic review of randomized controlled trials . IN The Cochrane Collaboration Library, Issue 3. 1999. Oxford: Update Software.

Tulder, MW van, Cherkin, D.C., Berman, B., Lao, L. Koes B.W. Acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain (Cochrane Review). IN The Cochrane Collaboration Library, Issue 1, 1999. Oxford: Update Software.

Berman, B., Singh B.B., Lao, L., Langenberg, P. Li, H., Hadhazy, V., Bareta, J., Hochberg, M., 1999 A Randomized Trial of Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Rheumatology: 38: 346-354.

Lao, L., Bergman, S., Hamilton, G., Langenberg, P., Berman, B. 1999 Evaluation of Acupuncture for Pain Control After Oral Surgery. Archives of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 125(5): 567-572.

Creamer, P., Singh, B., Hochberg, M., Berman, B. 1999 Are Psychosocial Factors Related to Response to Acupuncture in Knee Osteoarthritis? Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 5: (4):72-76.

Tulder, M.W. van, Cherkin, D.C., Berman, B., Lao, L., Koes, B.W. 1999 The Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Management of Acute and Chronic Lower Back Pain. Spine 24 (11): 1113-1123.

Berman, B,. Bausell, RB, Hartnoll, SM, Beckner, M, Bareta, J. 1999. Compliance with Requests for Complementary-Alternative Medicine Referrals: A Survey of Primary Care Physicians. Integrative Medicine 2:1:11-17.

Melchart, D., Linde, K., Fischer, P., White, A., Allais, G., Vickers, A., Berman, B. 1999 Acupuncture for Recurrent Headaches – A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cephalalgia 19: 779-786.

Berman, B., Swyers, J.P., Singh, B., Hartnoll, S. 2000. The Debate on Alternative Medicine: The Importance of Finding a Middle Ground. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine: 6:1: 98-101.

Ezzo, JE, Berman, B., Hadhazy, VA, Jadad, AR, Lao, L., Singh, B.B. 2000. Is Acupuncture Effective for the Treatment of Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review. PAIN 86: 3:217-225.

Berman, B., Bausell, R.B. 2000. The Use of Non-Pharmacological Therapies by Pain Specialists. PAIN 85(3): 313-315.

Bausell, R.B., Berman, B. 2000. Assessing Patients’ Views of Clinical Changes. Journal of the American Medical Association 283: 14: 1824.

Berman, B., Hartnoll, S.M., Bausell, R.B. 2000. CAM Evaluation Comes in the Mainstream: NIH Specialized Centers of Research and the University of Maryland Center for Alternative Medicine Research in Arthritis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine: 8: 119-122.

Creamer, P. Singh, B.B., Berman, B., Hochberg, M. 2000. Results of an open pilot study of a mind-body therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care Research 13:4: 198-204.

Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wei, F., Berman, B., Ren, K. 2000. Effect of electroacupuncture on hyperalgesia and Fos protein expression in rats with persistent inflammation – a new animal model. Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: 1: 112-114.

Felson, D., Lawrence, R., Hochberg, M., McAlindon, T., Dieppe, P., Minor, M., Blair, S., Berman, B., Fires, J., Weinberger, M., Lorig, K., Jacobs, J., Goldberg. 2000. Osteoarthritis: New Insights, Part 2: Treatment Approaches. Annual of Internal Medicine 133: 726-737

Hadhazy, V.A., Ezzo, J.E., Creamer, P., Berman, B. 2000. Mind-Body Therapies for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia. A Systematic Review. Journal of Rheumatology 27:2911-2918.

Felson, D., Lawrence, R., Hochberg, M., McAlindon, T. Berman, B., Fries, J., Weinberger, M., Lorig, K. Jacobs, J., Goldberg, V. 2000 Osteoarthritis: New Insights Part II: Treatment Approaches: Annals of Internal Medicine: 133:726-728.

Felson, D., Lawrence, R., Hochberg, M., McAlindon, T. Berman, B., Fries, J., Weinberger, M., Lorig, K. Jacobs, J., Goldberg, V. (2000) Osteoarthritis: New Insights Part II: Treatment Approaches: Annals of Internal Medicine: 133:726-728.

Berman B. 2001. Applying the rigors of modern science to the ancient practice of acupuncture. American Academy of Pain Medicine 2001 Meeting, Direct 13:-14.

Bausell, R.B., Lee, W.L., Berman, B. 2001. Demographic and health-related correlates of complementary and alternative medical usage based upon the Medical Expenditure Survey. Medical Care 39(2): 190-196.

Lao, L, Zhang G, Wei F, Berman B., Ren K. 2001. Electro-acupuncture behavioral hyperalgesia and selectively reduces Fos protein expression in rats with persistent inflammation. Journal of Pain (2) 111-117

Ezzo, J.E., Berman, B., Hadhazy, V.A., Jadad, A.R., Lao, L., Singh. 2001. Is acupuncture effective for the treatment of chronic pain? A systematic review. PAIN (Letter to the Editor) 93(2):198-199.

Ezzo, J, Hadhazy, V, Birch S, Lao L, Kaplan G, Hochberg M, Berman, B. 2001. Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Arthritis & Rheumatism 44(4):819-825.

Lee W-L, Bausell RB, Berman B. 2001. The growth of health-related meta-analyses published from 1980 to 2000. Evaluation and Health Professions 24(3):327-335.

Singh, BB, Berman B. Hadhazy V, Bareta J, Lixing L, Hochberg M 2001. Clinical Decisions in Use of Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Therapy for Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee in the Elderly. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 7(4):58-65.

Linde, K, Vickers A, Hondras M, ter Riet G, Thormaehlen J, Berman B., Melchart D 2001. Systematic reviews of complementary therapies – an annotated bibliography. Part 1: Acupuncture. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 1:3.

Ezzo, JE., Moerman, D., Hadhazy, VA, Bausell, RB, Berman, B., 2001. Reviewing the Reviews: How strong is the evidence? How clear are the conclusions? Int. J. Technology. Assess in Health Care 17(4): 467-466.

Berman, B. 2001, Teaching Complementary Medicine Offers a Way of Making Teaching More Holistic: BMJ Vol. 322: 121-122.

Bausell RB, Berman B., 2002. Commentary: Alternative Medicine: Is it a reflection of the continued emergence of the biopsychosocial paradigm? American J. Med. Quality 17(1):28-32.

Riley D, Berman B. 2002. Complementary and alternative medicine in outcomes research. Alternative Therapies 8(3) 36-37.

Soeken KL, Lee WL, Bausell RB, Angelli M, Berman B 2002. Safety and efficacy of S-adenosylmethionine (SEMe) for osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis. J Fam Pract. 51:425-430.

Astin, J.A., Beckner, W., Wright, K., Soeken, K., Berman, B. 2002. Psychological interventions for rheumatoid arthritis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research) 47(3):291-302

Berman B., Bausell RB, Lee W-L 2002. Use and referral patterns for 22 complementary and alternative medical therapies by members of American College of Rheumatology: Results of the National Survey. Archives of Intern Med 162:766-770.

Berman B., 2002. Complementary and alternative medicine: Is it just a case of more tools for the medical bag? The Clinical Journal of Pain.

Moher D, Soeken K, Sampson M, Ben-Porat L, Berman B. 2002. Assessing the quality of reports of systematic reviews in pediatric complementary and alternative medicine. BMC Pediatrics

Ezzo, J., Wright, K., Hadhazy, V., Bahr-Robertson, M., Beckner, W., Covington, M., Berman, B., 2002 : Use of the Cochrane Electronic Library in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Courses in Medical Schools: Is the Giant Lost in Cyberspace. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Vol.8:5: 681-686

White, P., Lewith, G., Berman, B., Birch, S., (2002) Reviews of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: pitfalls in conducting systematic reviews. Rheumatology 41: 1224-1231.

Lao, L., Hamilton, G., Fu, J., Berman, B. (2003) Is Acupuncture Safe? A Systematic Review of Case Reports. Alternative Therapies Vol.9, No.1: 72-83

Zhang, G., Bausell, B., Lao, L., Handwerger, B., Berman, B., (2003), Assessing the Consistency of TCM Diagnosis. Alternative Therapies, Vol. 9, No.1: 66-71

Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wong, R., Carter, A., Wynn, R. Berman, B. (2003) The effect of electroacupuncture as an adjunct on cyclosphosphamide-induced emesis in ferrets. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, Vol. 74, No. 3: 691-699

Astin, J., Berman, B., Bausell, B., Lee, W., Hochberg, M., Forys, K. (2003) The efficacy of mindfulness
meditation plus Qigong movement therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Rheumatology 2003; 30:10, p.2257 to 2262.

Berman, B., (2003) Integrative Approaches to Pain Management: How to get the Best of Both Worlds MS BMJ, No. 7402, June issue, p. 1320-1321

Berman, B. (2003) Correspondence Letter to Editor, Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol. 11; 53

Tracy, M.F., Lindquist, R., Watanuki, S., Sendelbach, S., Kreitzer, M.J., Berman, B., Savki, K., (2003) Nurse attitudes towards the use of complementary and alternative therapies in critical care. Heart & Lung, The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, Vol. 32, Number 3, 197-209

Manheimer E, Berman B. (2003) Cochrane for CAM Providers: Evidence for Action. Alternative Therapies. Sept/Oct 9 (5):110-12

Zhang, G., Lee, W., Lao, L., Bausell, B., Berman, B., Handwerger, B., (2004) The Variability of TCM Pattern Diagnosis and Herbal Prescription on Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Alternative Therapies, Jan/Feb (Vol.1) 58-63.

Zhang, R-X,, Lao, L., Wang, X., Ren, K., Berman, B. , Electroacupuncture Combined with Indomethacin Enhances Anti-Hyperalgesia in Inflammatory Rats. Pharmacology and Biochemistry Behavior. 78 2004: 793-797.

Lao L, Zhang R-X, Zhang G, Wang X, Berman B., Ren K. A parametric study of electroacupuncture on persistent hyperglasia and Fos protein expression in rats. Brain Research 2004; 18 – 29.

Zhang, R-X,, Lao, L., Wang, L., Liu, B., Wang, X., Ren, K., Berman, B. 2004 Involvement of Opioid Receptors in Electroacupuncture-Produced Antihyperalgesia in Rats with Peripheral Inflammation. Brain Research 2004: 12-17.

Berman, B. (2004) Developing Centers of Excellence in Complementary Medicine Research: The University of Maryland Experience; Complementary Therapies in Medicine, (Elsevier) Vol. 12, Nos 2-3, pp. 162-164.

Sung, J., Leung, WK, Ching, J., Lao, L., Zhang, G., Wu, J., Liang, S., Xie, H., Ho, Y., Chan, L., Berman, B., Chan, F., (2004) Agreements among Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics; (20)10:1205-1210.

Berman, B., Lao, L., Langenberg, P., Lee, W., Gilpin, A., Hochberg, M., Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized, Controlled Trial; Annals of Internal Medicine 2004:141: 901-910

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.

Bausell RB, Lao L, Bergman S, Lee WL, Berman B. Is acupuncture analgesia an expectancy effect? preliminary evidence based on participants' perceived assignments in two placebo-controlled trials. Eval Health Prof. 2005;28(1):9-26

Manheimer E, White A, Berman B, Forys K, Ernst E. Meta Analysis: Acupuncture for low back pain. Annals of Internal Medicine 2005;142:651-663.

Fan, A.; Lao, L.; Zhang, R.; Wang, L.; Lee, D.; Zhong, ZM.; Zhang, WY.; Berman, B.; Effects of an Acetone Extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) Gum Resin on Rats with Persistent Inflammation; The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 11, Number 2, 2005, pp. 2005; 11( 2):323-331.

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

Furlan AD, 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

Lao, L, Berman B. Evaluating the Effects of Acupuncture on Knee Osteoarthritis: A step wise approach to research, University of Maryland Experience. American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2005; 6(1):5-12

Berman, B. Response letter to: Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ. Acupuncture and knee osteoarthritis. Ann Intern Med 2005;142:872-873.

Manheimer E, Berman B. Exploring, evaluating, and applying the results of systematic reviews of CAM therapies. Explore 2005;1:210-214.

Zhang RX, Lao L, Wang X, Fan A, Wang L, Ren K, Berman B. Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model. J Altern Complement Med. 2005;11(1):135-42.

Fan, A.; Lao, L.; Zhang, R.; Wang, L.; Lee, D.; Zhong, ZM.; Zhang, WY.; Berman, B.; Effects of an Acetone Extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) Gum Resin on Rats with Persistent Inflammation; The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2005;11( 2):323-331.

Berman B, Gilpin A, Lao L. Response letter to: Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ. Acupuncture modestly beneficial treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee. F.A.C.T. 2005;10:121-122.

Tracy MF, Lindquist R, Savik K, Watanuki S, Sendelbach S, Kreitzer MJ, Berman B. Use of complementary and alternative therapies: a national survey of critical care nurses. American Journal of Critical Care 2005; 14(5):404-15.

Zhang R-X, Liu B, Wang L, Ren K, Qiao J-T, Berman B, 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.

Lao L, Berman B., Evaluating the effects of acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis, a stepwise approach to research—University of Maryland experience. (in Chinese) Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 2005, 3(6):421-5

Berman, B., Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Achieving Evidence-based Standards. Editorial in BMJ, Clinical Evidence Concise, 10- 2005, 14 (insert).

Furlan AD, van 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.

Lao, L., Fan, A.Y., Zhang, R-X, Zhou, A.N., Ma, Z-Z, Lee D.Y-W, Ren, K., Berman, B., Anti-hyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the modified Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in Rats. American Journal of Complementary Medicine, 34; 5, 2006: 833-844

Manheimer, E., Ezzo, J., Hadhazy, V., Berman, B., Published reports of acupuncture trials showed important limitations. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 59; 2006, 107–113

Manheimer, M.S., Berman, B., Producing and Disseminating Systematic Reviews: A Summary of the CAM-Related Work Presented at the 13th International Cochrane Colloquium. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 12; 2, 2006, 193-196

Manheimer E., Lim B., Lao L., Berman B., Acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis-a randomized trial using a novel sham. Acupuncture in Medicine 24 (Suppl); 2006, 7-15

Lewith, G., Berman, B., Cummings, M., Filshie, J., Fisher, P., White, A. Systematic review of systematic reviews of acupuncture published 1996-2005 – Letters To The Editor. Clinical Medicine, 6: 2006, 623-625.

Berman, B., A 60-Year-Old Woman Considering Acupuncture for Knee Pain, JAMA; Clinical Crossroads, Apr. 18, 2007 – Vol. 297, No. 15, 1697 – 1707.

Zhang R-X, Li A, Liu B, Wang L, Ren K, Qiao J-T, Berman B., Lao L. Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer pain and inhibits spinal interleukin-1β expression in a rat model. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 2007 Nov;105(5):1482-8

Rui-Xin Zhang, Aihui Li, Bing Liu, Linbo Wang, Ke Ren, Jian-Tian Qiao, Brian M. Berman, Lixing Lao 2007 Electroacupuncture attenuates bone cancer pain and inhibits spinal interleukin-18 expression in a rat model. Anesthesia & Analgesia, 105:1482-1488.

Li A, Lao L, Wang Y, Zhang H, Ren K, Berman B., Zhang R-X IL-1ra inhibits Fos expression and hyperalgesia in rats. NeuroReport, 2007; 18:495-498.

Manheimer E., Linde K., Lao L., Bouter LM, Berman B., Meta-analysis: acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis. Annals of Internal Medicine 2007 Jun; Vol. 146. No. 12, 868-877.

Li, Aihui , Rui-Xin Zhang, Yi Wang, Haiqing Zhang, Ke Ren, Berman, B., Ming Tan and Lixing Lao, Corticosterone mediates electroacupuncture-produced anti-edema in a rat model of inflammation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2007, 7:27

Li, A., Wang, Y. Xin, J. Lao, L., Ren, K. Berman, B., , Zhang, R. Electroacupuncture suppresses hyperalgesia and spinal Fos expression by activating the descending inhibitory system. Brain Research, 2007; 1186:171-179.

Manheimer E, Zhang G, Udoff F, Haramati A, Langenberg P, Berman, B., Bouter LM. The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy and live birth rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal (BMJ) , 2-2008:1-8

Manheimer, E., Zhang, G., Udoff, F., Haramati, A., Langenberg, P., Berman, B., Bouter, LM. The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy and live birth rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 2008 Mar 8;336(7643):545-9.

Li, A., Lao, L., Wang, Y., Xin, J., Ren, K., Berman, B., Tan, M., Zhang, R. 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