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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AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the involvement of different CD4+ T cell subtypes in the anti-asthmatic effects of acupuncture in asthmatic mice.MethodsBALB/c mice were challenged by ovalbumin (OVA) for the establishment of experimental asthma model. Mice were divided into 4 groups by a random number table including the normal control, asthma model, acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups (14 per group). Acupoints Dazhui (GV 14), bilateral Fengmen (BL 12) and Feishu (BL 13) were selected for manual acupuncture treatment every other day for 4 weeks and Huantiao (GB 30) was selected for sham acupuncture. Airway hyperresponsiven...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results of this study will provide updated evidence for weather acupuncture is an effective and safe intervention for allergic rhinitis. Ethics and dissemination: It is not necessary for this systematic review to acquire an ethical approval. This review will be disseminated in a peer-reviewed journal or conference presentation. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD42018109105.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture can inhibit airway remodeling by inhibiting the expression of airway TGF-β1 and down-regulating the expression of Smads and α-SMA to reduce airway inflammatory response. Airway expressions of type-Ⅰ and Smads proteins remain high after inhibiting TGF-β1. Acupuncture may control asthma progression through the TGF-β1/Smads pathway. PMID: 30514688 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Southern Medical University - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao Source Type: research
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
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