Acupuncture could be used to treat alcohol dependency by 'activating brain pathways'

Researchers in South Korea created alcohol dependent rats which had withdrawal symptoms. Brain pathways were 'restored' pathways impaired in alcoholics, the team said.
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in which abnormal lipid metabolism plays an important role in disease progression, has become a pandemic. Abnormal lipid metabolism, for example an increased fat intake, has been thought to be an initial factor leading to NAFLD. The small intestine is the main site of dietary lipid absorption. A number of clinical trials have shown that acupuncture has positive effects in the regulation of lipid metabolism, which is closely associated with the progression of NAFLD. We therefore hypothesized that, acupuncture can improve the conditions of NAFLD by regu...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: Integrative Medicine ResearchAuthor(s): Su Yeon Seo, Soo Phil Kim, Se Kyun Bang, Suk Yun Kang, Seong Jin Cho, Kwang-Ho Choi, Yeonhee Ryu
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Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Fei-yi ZHAO, Yan XU, Li-ping YUE, Fang-lei CHEN, Zhe-yuan ZHANG, Hua-ling SONG, Hong XU, Guo-hua WANG, Qiang-qiang FU
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Background: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with abnormal transaminase were main targeted disorder in clinical intervention. Acupuncture embedding has been used as a modified acupuncture therapy in current management, while no comprehensive summarization has been established. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupoint embedding alone or in combination for NAFLD with abnormal transaminase, and to provide potential regimen for further verification. Methods: Seven English and Chinese databases were systematically researched from inception to Fe...
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