Meta-analysis of moxibustion in the management of functional dyspepsia

ConclusionMoxibustion showed greater improvement in terms of clinical efficacy in the treatment of FD than pharmacological medications, and although it was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion due to the small sample size, high risk of bias, and low quality of the reports. Large multi-center and long-term high-quality randomized control trials are needed.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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This study was designed to examine the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at gastric back-shu (BL21) and front-mu (RN12) acupoints on gastric motility in functional dyspepsia (FD) rats and to investigate the mechanisms of its effects on the glutamatergic system in the hippocampus. We found that EA at RN12 or BL21 enhanced gastric motility in FD rats, whereas EA at the combination of RN12 and BL21 showed an additional effect. Microdialysis combined with HPLC showed that EA reduced the glutamate content in the hippocampus, and the NMDAR-NO-cGMP signalling pathway was downregulated, as determined by Western blot assays, in FD ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore the central influence ofdeqi on the efficacy of acupuncture for functional dyspepsia (FD). 70 FD patients were randomized to receive 20 sessions ’ acupuncture treatment with (n = 35) and withoutdeqi (n  = 35). In each group, 25 FD patients randomly selected underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans before and after treatment. After group re-division according todeqi response, changes of amygdala subregions-based resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) were compared between the acupuncture with and without obviousdeqi group. The clinical c...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-wei Hou, Pei-jing Rong, Wei Wei, Ji-liang Fang, Dan Wang, Wei-hang Zhai, Yu Wang, Jun-ying Wang
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Four weeks of acupuncture may represent a potential treatment for postprandial distress syndrome. The treatment protocol and outcome measures used in this trial were feasible. Since this was a pilot study, the efficacy of acupuncture still needs to be determined by a larger, adequately powered trial. PMID: 32028783 [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
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Acupoint selection is a key factor in the treatment of diseases and has not been well studied. The aim of this trial is to explore the differences in efficacy between compatible acupoints and a single acupoint...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Authors: Wang YP, Herndon CC, Lu CL Abstract Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disease which bears asignificant burden on society and individuals. Despite the high prevalence of FD, itspathophysiology remains poorly understood and the treatment options are limited andunsatisfactory. In the absence of effective pharmacological treatments for FD,non-pharmacological approaches, including: reassurance, lifestyle modification,psychotherapy, dietary interventions, medical food, acupuncture, and electrical stimulationand modulation are sought after by many physicians and FD patients. In thi...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
ConclusionThe main meridian chosen in acupuncture-moxibustion for dyspepsia was the Stomach Meridian, and the points were mainly selected from the Stomach Meridian; treatment method was moxibustion alone, which may provide reference for clinical treatment of this disease.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
DiscussionThe finding of this trial will provide high-quality evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PDS. Results of this research will be published in peer-reviewed journals.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN12511434. Registered on 31 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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