Acupuncture found to relieve depression symptoms at the molecular and behavioral levels

(Natural News) As a fundamental element of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to remedy a wide array of ailments for thousands of years. Only recently has it been utilized as a treatment for depression. Its efficacy against this mood disorder has been called into question by a multitude of mental health professionals. This,...
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Abstract Therapy with acupuncture as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is increasingly being used as an alternative or complementary method. The regular diagnostic processes and conventional therapies must primarily be applied as the basic principle of a treatment concept. In addition to a qualified education and training with recognition of the further qualification in acupuncture a continued medical education is required to treat patients. In the field of regular medical care diseases with the symptoms chronic low back pain, chronic low back pain with radicular symptoms radiating to the...
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Physiotherapeutic methods, used in patients with urinary incontinence, are recommended and acknowledged treatment methods. They include pelvic floor muscle exercises, electrical stimulation, magnetic field, acupuncture, and biofeedback. However, the influence of Kinesio taping (KT) applications is not known. The aim of this work was to assess the influence of the KT method on the number of incontinence incidents in children. Additionally, children included in the research were given a depression level test to assess their mental state and how it is influenced by incontinence.
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Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curati...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Lichun LI, Yan LIANG, Yonghong HU, Na QIN, Delong LI, Chunsheng JIAAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of thermosensitive moxibustion on anxiety and depression in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation.MethodsFrom January 2015 to January 2017, 60 patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation were collected in Shijiazhuang Municipal Chinese Medicine Hospital. According to the random number table, the patients were randomized into a moxibustion group (30 cases) and an estazolam ...
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Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Huipeng LU, Peizhen MA, Minyou CAOAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy difference between electroacupuncture at Băihuì (百会 GV 20) and Yìntáng (印堂 EX-HN 3) and oral administration of sertraline hydrochloride for treatment of post-schizophrenic depression.MethodsSixty patients with post-schizophrenic depression were randomly divided into electroacupuncture group and western medicine group in the proportion of 1:1, with 30 patients in each group. The patients in the two groups...
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Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yanjun WANG, Yixu HAN, Yutong HU, Lihua ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the comprehensive curative effect of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain for post stroke depression associated with anxiety.MethodsSixty-four patients with post stroke depression associated with anxiety were randomly divided into 2 groups according to the random numbers generated by spss16.0 software, the group of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain (group A) and me...
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In conclusion, while cortisone is the first preference in the treatment of temporal arteritis, we think that acupuncture aimed at the cause of accompanying symptoms can also be useful.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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