Fire needling and bloodletting at cleft points in treatment of 35 patients with acute gouty arthritis

Conclusion Fire needling and bloodletting at cleft points is an effective method in treatment of acute gouty arthritis with significant analgesic effect, efficacy of reducing serum UA, high cure rate and low recurrence rate, which is worth of being generalized clinically.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune inflammatory and debilitating disease that involves the systemic imbalance of the immune network. Previous studies have shown that acupuncture can help treat RA. However, its specific mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the present study was designed to clarify the mechanisms of acupuncture acted on RA via immune network modulation using complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritic rats. Results revealed that manual acupuncture (MA) could alleviate the inflammation and pain of infected joints. Moreover, MA could effectively stimulate...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
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Publication date: December 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 4 Author(s): Fu-qiang MA, Zong-bao YANG, Ya-dong WANG, Jiao-long CHEN, Hong WANG The patient was diagnosed as knee osteoarthritis. She was treated with eye acupuncture at both kidneys, bladder, and lower jiao combined with body acupuncture bilateral Xīyăn ( EX-LE 5), Yánglíngquán ( GB 34), Yīnlíngquán ( SP 9), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36) and Hèdľng ( EX-LE 2). The patient was cured after 10 times of treatment and pain was not found during follow-up visit for one month. The combina...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion. Based on the findings of our study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for patients with gouty arthritis. However, the potential beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to the methodological deficiency of included studies. High quality RCTs with larger scale are encouraged. PMID: 27847529 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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