Acupuncture and moxibustion for the elderly patients with depression:A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders.
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) acts as a complex mental illness in which individuals are prone to long-lasting mental disorders after suffering traumatic events. PTSD is usually accompanied by some comorbidities, such as depressive disorder and sleep disorder, which seriously threaten patients’ life and health. Evidences showed that acupuncture could remarkably relieve the symptoms of PTSD patients. The review aims at assessing the safety and effectiveness exhibited by acupuncture for treating PTSD patients. Methods and analysis: The literature identified by searching 8 English electronic data...
DiscussionThis clinical trial will use advanced research methods to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on fibromyalgia. The results of this trial may provide clinical evidence on the beneficial effects of acupuncture in treating fibromyalgia.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry, ChiCTR1800016826: AMCTR-IOR-18000184. Registered 27 June 2018,http://www.acmctr.org/listbycreater.aspx
Conditions: Fatigue; Depression, Anxiety; Insomnia; Hot Flashes; Quality of Life Intervention: Other: Acupuncture; based on Tradidtional Chinese Medicine Sponsors: Kristiania University College; Norwegian Cancer Society; University of Bergen; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; University Hospital, Akershus; University of York; University of Tromso Not yet recruiting
Conclusion: This study will provide new evidence to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of silver acupuncture for myofascitis. Due to the data are not personalized, no formal ethical approval is required. Ethics and dissemination: There is no requirement of ethical approval and it will be in print or disseminated by electronic copies. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020151476
CONCLUSION: The present study showed that WAA combined with fluoxetine can relieve the symptoms of depression after stroke. WAA therapy could improve the antidepressant effect of fluoxetine. PMID: 32506860 [PubMed - in process]
DiscussionThe present study has been established on the basis of the “meridian–viscera relationship” theory of traditional Chinese medicine and the modern central mechanism of acupuncture. The results of this trial would be useful to identify the efficiency of the specific meridian acupuncture for asthma. The investigation of its central mechanism would further expand knowledge of acupuncture for asthma.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR1900027478. Registered on 15 November 2019.
z-Carnero J Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to observe the medium-term effects on pain, disability, and psychological factors of a combination of myofascial trigger point (MTrP) dry needling (DN) with pain neuroscience education (PNE) versus DN alone versus control care as usual (CUC) in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: A total of 60 patients were randomly selected in a Spanish National Health Service Public Hospital and divided into three groups: 6 sessions of DN with 3 sessions of PNE (TrPDN + PNE group, n = 21), 6 sessions of DN alone (TrPDN group, n&thin...
We examined 40 cadaver feet to assess the distribution areas of the VBs of the medial branch of the deep peroneal nerve (MBDPN). MBDPNs were distally followed to identify the point where the VBs reached the arteries. The distance between the point and LR3 was measured. Sympathetic fibers in the VBs were histologically observed using tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunostaining. The VBs of the MBDPNs reaching the dorsal pedis arteries were observed in all specimens (100%). The mean distance between LR3 and the point where the VBs of the MBDPN reached the arteries was 3.2 ± 2.6 mm. Among the VBs, 70% ...
Discussion: The Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) mainly aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation program, by comparing the treatment of ZSTX with the PT for the treatment of limb spasm after stroke. Trial registration: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry: ChiCTR 1900024255. Registered on July 3, 2019.
CONCLUSIONS: Qigong research publications have been increasing gradually. Reports on study types, participants, Qigong Intervention, and outcomes are diverse and inconsistent. There is an urgent need to develop a set of reporting standards for various interventions of Qigong. Further trials of high methodological quality with sufficient sample size and real world studies are needed to verify the effects of Qigong in health and disease management. PMID: 32444061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]