Clinical effects and safety of electroacupuncture for the treatment of post-stroke depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference between EA and antidepressants in the severity of depression, however EA caused fewer adverse events than antidepressants. Additional larger scale RCTs with rigorous study design are required. PMID: 29776950 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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Authors: Lai HC, Chang QY, Hsieh CL Abstract In this article, we review signal transduction pathways through which acupuncture treats nervous system diseases. We electronically searched the databases, including PubMed, MEDLINE, clinical Key, the Cochrane Library, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure from their inception to December 2018 using the following MeSH headings and keywords alone or in varied combination: acupuncture, molecular, signal transduction, genetic, cerebral ischemic injury, cerebral hemorrhagic injury, stroke, epilepsy, seizure, depression, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, vascular demen...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lin-xia QIAN, Yue-ting JIANG, Fa-cai LINABSTRACTFocusing on the effect specificity of meridian points along the running course of meridian, by taking the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) with the acupoints of the governor vessel as an example, the correlation between meridian points and disease was explored. The specific regulatory effect of governor vessel, Băihuì (百会GV 20) and Shéntíng (神庭GV 24) in physiology and pathology in PSD and the material basis of the specificity effec...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionIf the results confirm that acupuncture is effective and safe for the treatment on insomnia in menopausal women, this positive outcome could provide evidence for clinical application.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR1800018645. Registered on 10 January 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2019Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Caroline Yik-fong Hung, Xin-yin Wu, Vincent Chi-ho Chung, Endy Chun-hung Tang, Justin Che-yuen Wu, Alexander Yuk-lun Lau
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Background: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with post-stroke depression (PSD). Methods: The Cochrane Library, CINAHL, EMBASE, PubMed, SCOPUS, Web of Science, and 4 Chinese databases were electronically searched for articles published between January 1, 2010 and May 31, 2018. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the effects of acupuncture on PSD were included. The quality of all included trials was assessed according to guidelines published by the Cochrane Collaboration. Results: Seven trials compared the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy with that of control in alleviating the...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present research is designed to investigate efficacy and mechanism of traditional acupuncture therapy on ischemic PSD, also to explore the correlation between cerebra metabolic and serologic factors, and ischemic PSD. With this research, we are looking forward to find out an appropriate alternative nondrug therapy for PSD people to alleviate the adverse effects and drug dependence caused by antidepressants.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture with medication for post-stroke depression.MethodsA total of 96 patients with post-stroke depression were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 48 cases in each group. The control group was treated with oral fluoxetine hydrochloride capsules, and the observation group was treated with acupuncture on the basis of the treatment of the control group. After 6 months of treatment, the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) symptom scores, and Hamilton depression scale (HAMD) component scores and total scores of the two groups before and after ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Bee venom acupuncture is a form of acupuncture in which bee venom is applied to the tips of acupuncture needles, stingers are extracted from bees, or bees are held with an instrument exposing the stinger, and applied to acupoints on the skin. Bee venom is a complex substance consisting of multiple anti-inflammatory compounds such as melittin, adolapin, apamin. Other substances such as phospholipase A2 can be anti-inflammatory in low concentrations and pro-inflammatory in others. However, bee venom also contains proinflammatory substances, melittin, mast cell degranulation peptide 401, and histamine. Never...
Source: Toxicon - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicon Source Type: research
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): 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...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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