Timing of Acupuncture during LTP-Like Plasticity Induced by Paired-Associative Stimulation.

Timing of Acupuncture during LTP-Like Plasticity Induced by Paired-Associative Stimulation. Behav Neurol. 2019;2019:9278270 Authors: He XK, Sun QQ, Liu HH, Guo XY, Chen C, Chen LD Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the time-dependent effects of acupuncture on the excitability and long-term potentiation- (LTP-) like plasticity induced by paired-associative stimulation (PAS) over the primary motor cortex (M1). The present examination is the first to report the influence of acupuncture on the motor-evoked potential (MEP) throughout the treatment process, including baseline (before acupuncture), the needle in situ, and the needle removal. Subsequently, the LTP-like plasticity induced by paired-associative stimulation (PAS) was explored, which consisted of 200 pairs of electrical stimulation of the ulnar nerve at the first dorsal interosseous (FDI), followed by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over the bilateral M1. TMS-MEP amplitudes over the bilateral M1 in resting conditions were measured throughout the whole treatment process. Finally, we confirmed the behavioral measurements. Significant changes were found in both the contralateral and ipsilateral acupuncture sizes as compared to the baseline values. Our results indicated that acupuncture modulated the excitability of M1, and the synaptic plasticity was time-dependent. We concluded that acupuncture should be combined with rehabilitation techniques to improve the motor function in st...
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol 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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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
Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Procedure: Acupuncture Sponsor:   The Third Affiliated hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Recruiting
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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...
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Source: Technology and Health Care - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In this nationwide retrospective cohort study, we raised the possibility that acupuncture treatment may be associated with a reduced risk of UTI among stroke patients. However, the protective effect associated with acupuncture treatment requires further validation using randomized clinical trials. PMID: 31032620 [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
Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture could improve the lower limb spasticity and motor function, thus providing a safe and economical approach for treating stroke patients. The potential mechanism underpinning the greater improvement may be attributed to a reshape of corticospinal plasticity induced by acupuncture.Eur Neurol 2019;81:5 –12
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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