Evaluation of the curative effect of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain on the patients with post stroke depression associated with anxiety

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 medication group (group B), with 32 patients in each group. Acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain was performed in group A, Băihuì (百会GV 20), Shéntíng (神庭GV 24), Yămén (哑门GV 15) and Dànzhōng (膻中CV 17), Gānshū (肝俞BL 18), Xīnshū (心俞BL 15), Shènshū (肾俞BL 23), Tàichōng (太冲LR 3), Tàixī (太溪KI 3), Shénmén (神门HT 7) and Nèiguān (内关PC 6) were selected. The treatment was conducted for once a day, and 5 times a week. Escitalopram oxalate tablets were given orally to the patients in group B for once a day. The treatment was conducted for 8 consecutive weeks in each group. The scores of Hamilton depression scale (HAMD), Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA), Barthel index (BI) and Fugl&ndas...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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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.
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AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of combining acupuncture and auricular point sticking on heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with post-stroke depression (PSD).MethodsA total of 80 cases with PSD were randomized into a treatment group and a control group. The control group was intervened by oral administration of paroxetine hydrochloride, whereas the treatment group received acupuncture plus auricular point sticking base on the same oral administration. The Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD) and HRV were measured before and after treatment in both groups.ResultsThe individual and global scores of HAMD s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThis proposed study will contribute to expanding knowledge about acupuncture treatment for insomnia following stroke. This will be a high-quality randomized controlled trial with strict methodology and few design deficits. It will investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture as an alternative treatment for insomnia following stroke.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry identifier:ChiCTR-IIC-16008382. Registered on 28 April 2016.
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Conclusion Adjunctive TCM use may reduce the risk of mortality rate among stroke patients. Bu-yang-huan-wu-tang and Dan-shen are the most common prescribed Chinese herbal formula and single herb for stroke patients, respectively. Future study investigating the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective efficacy of Bu-yang-huan-wu-tang and Dan-shen in stroke is warranted. Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 30 October 2015 Source:EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing Author(s): Richard Glickman-Simon, Justin Steurich
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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