Holistic treatments for asthma in children: TCM found to be effective at reducing attacks, hospitalizations

(Natural News) The regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas as well as time-honored practices such as acupuncture and moxibustion were recently reviewed by a team from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan. In it, researchers found that holistic treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were effective in reducing symptoms of pediatric...
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In this study, we compared the different effect of ST 36 and "Fenglong" (ST 40), which belong to the same meridian, in terms of lung pulmonary function and morphology, PPARγ, β-catenin, GR levels in the lung tissues and CORT in the serum of perinatal nicotine exposure offspring, and explored the mechanism of acupuncture based on the maternal hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. It is shown that EA applied to ST 36 could restore the normal function of maternal HPA axis and alleviate maternal glucocorticoid overexposure in offspring, thereby it can up-regulate the PTHrP/PPARγ and down-regulat...
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
(Natural News) According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also...
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Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FUAbstractA case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture effectively protects lung function and attenuates airway inflammation in the OVA-induced mouse model of asthma, which supports the role of acupuncture as a potential therapy in asthma treatment. PMID: 29581139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
AbstractAsthma is a common disease with recurrent onset which severely affects patients ’ quality of life. Acupuncture can improve pulmonary functions in asthma patients and thus treat this disorder. To summarize the status of acupuncture treatment for asthma, we have collected clinical literatures published in the recent 10 years and analyzed the influence of acupuncture on pulmonar y functions in asthma patients from the aspects of frequently used points, needling techniques, manipulation and mechanisms to provide references for treating asthma with acupuncture.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractAcupuncture was proven beneficial in treating allergic inflammation. We aimed to explore the regulation underlying the effects of acupuncture on Feishu, an acupoint most commonly used in the acupuncture therapy for respiratory diseases, with respect to the system of sympathetic nerve neurotransmitter acetylcholine (Ach). Male Wistar rats were randomly grouping. No treatment was taken in the normal group. Allergic asthma was induced using ovalbumin on the model, Feishu acupuncture, and sham acupuncture groups; then control or acupuncture treatment lasting for 3  weeks was performed. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4 Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FU A case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI 3) w...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: No reliable conclusions regarding the effects of acupressure on AR and asthma could be drawn by this review due to the small number of available trials with significant heterogeneity of study design and high/unclear risk of bias. Further, more rigorously designed RCTs are needed.Acupressure seems safe for symptomatic relief of AR and asthma, although larger studies are required to be able to robustly confirm its safety. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: ACTRN12617001106325; Pre-results. PMID: 29113981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
EoE is a food protein induced disease that involves both IgE and non-IgE mediated processes. It typically presents with symptoms of esophageal dysmotility. It is characterized histologically as>14 eosinophils on biopsy. Current treatment involves food elimination, and topical steroids. There is no alternative treatment for EoE. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system utilizing herbs, acupuncture and acupressure. Laboratory research provides strong evidence that some herbal formulas reduce Th2 cytokines, IgE production and eotaxin.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of tuina plus oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets for children with cough variant asthma (CVA).MethodsA hundred and six children with CVA were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 53 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated with Tuina therapy plus oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets, and the control group was treated only by oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets. Tuina treatment was given three times per week. 5 mg of montelukast sodium tablets was given orally before bedtime every night. The therape...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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