National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder

Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo)
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(Natural News) Acupuncture has been proven by numerous studies to be an effective treatment against various types of pain. Sinew acupuncture, a new modality of this ancient practice, was observed to provide almost immediate benefits for specific types of injuries. A team of scientists is seeking to understand the mechanisms of sinew acupuncture and determine...
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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
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Gongdao JIANG, Bijiang WAN, Wei HUANG, Lichuan CHEN, Bo DUAN, Yiyuan WANGAbstractObjectiveTo compare differences of acupotomy loosing combined with medication treatment, electroacupuncture combined with medication treatment and simple medication treatment in effects on rheumatoid arthritis patients with elbow joint stiffness and investigate the anti-inflammatory mechanism of the acupotomy loosing.MethodsA total of 60 cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with elbow joint stiffness were randomly assigned into th...
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ConclusionsThe combination of acupotomy loosing can improve the maximum angle of active extension position, maximum angle of active flexion position and range of motion in affected elbow joint for RA patients with elbow joint stiffness, whose efficacy was superior to single basic treatment and electroacupuncture combined with basic treatment. Meanwhile, the levels of proinflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α and IL-6 can be decreased, and the level of anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-10 can be increased, playing a role in regulating the imbalance between proinflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions The combination of acupotomy loosing can improve the maximum angle of active extension position, maximum angle of active flexion position and range of motion in affected elbow joint for RA patients with elbow joint stiffness, whose efficacy was superior to single basic treatment and electroacupuncture combined with basic treatment. Meanwhile, the levels of proinflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α and IL-6 can be decreased, and the level of anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-10 can be increased, playing a role in regulating the imbalance between proinflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokine...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our review, we concluded that acupuncture alone or combined with other treatment modalities is beneficial to the clinical conditions of RA without adverse effects reported and can improve function and quality of life and is worth trying. Several important possible mechanisms were summarized including anti-inflammatory effect, antioxidative effect, and regulation of immune system function. However, there is still inconsistency regarding the clinical efficacy and lack of well-designed human/animal double-blinded RCTs. Future discussion for further agreement on taking traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory ...
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AbstractSkillful in the treatment of gouty arthritis (GA) by integrated therapies of Chinese and Western medicine, chief physician Zhang Tang-fa proposes to ‘deal with the exterior with the needles, and attack the interior with the drugs, by integrated application of acupuncture and herbal medicine’, in combination with comprehensive intervention of dietetic therapy and health education. In the treatment of GA, he adopts the syndrome differentiation based upon the pathogenic factors, in combination of syndrome differentiation based upon the six meridians, to reinforce and benefit the spleen and kidney, clear aw...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Stimulation with electric needle in Zusanli and Kunlun acupoints can reduce the expression of TLR4, MYD88, and NF-κB, which play an important role in treatment of adjuvant arthritis.
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CONCLUSION: We identified 60 good quality RCTs which were heterogenous in terms of interventions, disease, measures used to assess outcomes, and efficacy of CAM interventions. Evidence indicates that some CAM therapies may be useful for rheumatic diseases, such as acupuncture for osteoarthritis. Further research with larger sample size is required for more conclusive evidence regarding efficacy of CAM interventions. PMID: 29609927 [PubMed - in process]
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