Mastering Specificity of Acupoints Based on Clinical Verses of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
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This study will assess acupuncture treatment for the alleviation of AD symptoms in patients with mild-to-moderate AD. This clinical trial gas been registered in Korean Clinical Trial Registry (registration number: KCT0002796; date of registration: April 13, 2018). PMID: 31186656 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Acupuncture reduced visceral pain behavior and induced significant changes in neuronal activity as well as in the levels of pain/inflammation-related cytokines and neurotransmitters in the brain-gut axis. Further researches on the thalamus and on a standard animal model are warranted to improve our knowledge on the mechanism of acupuncture that facilitates visceral pain modulation. PMID: 31186654 [PubMed]
The effects of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes remain controversial. And the variation in participant, interventions, outcomes studied, and trial design may relate to the efficacy of adjuv...
CONCLUSION: 2/100 Hz EA treatment might be an effective way to enhance immune responses in CP-induced immunosuppressed mice. PMID: 31192694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The unnamed woman from Portugal had her first ever session to help with back pain, doctors revealed in BMJ Case Reports. She suffered shoulder pain and shortness of breath over the next two days.
Conclusions: Based on changes in the SCORAD index, TEWL, skin hydration, and DLQI value, we found that both needle-embedding and acupuncture treatments at the Quchi acupoint (LI11) were effective in decreasing the symptoms of AD and exhibited similar therapeutic effects, which suggests that needle-embedding treatment may be more clinically convenient than acupuncture, with longer effects and fewer treatments. PMID: 31178916 [PubMed]
Somatosensory stimulation can affect skeletal muscle blood flow (MBF) at rest in anesthetized animals via pressor reflex response or antidromic and local vasodilation. Increase in MBF due to reflex pressor response occurs generally in the skeletal muscles of the entire body, while antidromic and local vasodilation are limited to the peripheral stimulation site. Since increased MBF improves several disorders (muscle stiffness, pain, etc.), it is reasonable to further explore the effective use of somatic stimulation in physical therapies, such as massage, acupuncture, anma, and shiatsu or acupressure, in treating skeletal muscle disorders.
Effect of moxibustion on the expression of GDNF and its receptor GFRα3 in the colon and spinal cord of rats with irritable bowel syndrome. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12;:acupmed2017011455 Authors: Qi Q, Wu H, Jin X, Jin D, Wang Y, Wang C, Liu Y, Wang X Abstract BACKGROUND: Moxibustion treatment has been found to ameliorate clinical symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Herein we investigated the mechanisms underlying the use of moxibustion in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: In our study, an IBS model was established in rats b...
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the widespread use of the STRICTA guidelines in acupuncture research, adherence remains poor for a few specific items. Further research is required to explore the reasons why authors fail to report those items, and to develop strategies to improve the adherence to the guidelines. PMID: 31188014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]