Acupuncture for Stable Angina'Too Good to Be True'Acupuncture for Stable Angina'Too Good to Be True '
The results of a randomized trial of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic stable angina are simply unbelievable, says Perry Wilson.Medscape
Condition: Chronic Pelvic Pain Interventions: Device: Acupuncture; Device: Sham acupuncture Sponsor: Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting
In this study, we observed the effects of electroacupuncture at Baihui (GV20) and Dazhui (GV14) on microglial activation and inflammation in the cortical ischemic penumbra (IP) of permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) rats. It was found that electroacupuncture inhibited the degeneration and necrosis of microglia in the cortical IP and ameliorated mitochondrial damage. Immunofluorescence and western blot analysis showed that microglia were in a resting state or weakly activated in the normal brain. After cerebral ischemia, the expression of microglial markers (Iba-1 and CD11b) increased, and NF-κB p65, IL...
ConclusionsFuture RCTs should be conducted to shed more light in the use of non-pharmacological approaches in patients with PNP.
Conclusion: In synopsis with the anamnesis, the clinical aspect and the therapeutic course, we interpreted the hyperpigmentary spots as a combination of iatrogenic tattooing with nickel and deposition of hemosiderin as well as melanin due to repeated mechanical manipulation and UV exposure of the skin. Furthermore, we hereby show the validity of the quality-switched ruby laser in the removal of accidental hyperpigmentation in skin phototype II. PMID: 32921913 [PubMed]
Conclusion: The poststroke whole-brain network tended to a random network with reduced network efficiency. Acupuncture was able to modulate the disrupted patterns of the whole-brain network following the subcortical ischemic stroke. Our findings shed light on the potential mechanisms of the functional reorganization on poststroke brain networks involving acupuncture intervention from a large-scale perspective. PMID: 32922447 [PubMed - in process]
Acupuncture is widely used to treat various neurodegenerative diseases and can effectively improve cognitive and memory states in Alzheimer’s disease. However, its mechanism is unclear. We speculated that the effect of acupuncture on cognitive function may be associated with reductions in the levels of Aβ and phosphorylated tau in the brain. In this experiment, 60 male Sprague–Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, model, electroacupuncture and nonacupoint groups. We perform electroacupuncture at Shenting (GV24) and bilateral Benshen (GB13) acupoints once a day for 4 weeks in electroacupunc...
CONCLUSION: Sleep quality and nocturnal restlessness in nursing-home residents with dementia may benefit from sensory stimulation. An environment with sensory stimulation may prevent or improve sleep disturbances in nursing homes, and thereby contribute to a better quality of life for their patients. PMID: 32920562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Functional Dyspepsia Intervention: Other: Acupuncture Sponsor: Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting
Cancer-related insomnia (CRI) is one of the most prevalent complaints among cancer survivors and severely impairs patients ’ quality of life. As a popular non-pharmacological alternative treatment, acupuncture ...
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiao-su Hui, Yue Xu, Hai-song Liang, Zhen Zhang