Comparison of the neurovascular microstructure in local skin tissues at “PC3” “PC7” and “PC9” regions in the rat

ConclusionThe results of present study demonstrate the differences of the neurovascular microstructure among “PC3” “PC7” and “PC9” in the rat, providing a histological view to insight into the specificity of different acupoints.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusions: We showed an evidence that a full connection model within the brain network of brachial plexus pain and electroacupuncture intervention reduces effective connectivity from h and AMY to S1. Our study for the first time explored the relationship of involved brain regions with dynamic causal modeling. It provided novel evidence for the feature of the organization of the cortical-limbic network and the alteration caused by acupuncture. PMID: 32148473 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast 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
Conclusion: This article summarizes the current evidence base for the quality of life and safety of acupuncture in patients with CRS. Systematic review registration: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews PROSPERO (registration number CRD42018114432).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
This article collected original research papers with keywords of "Acupuncture," "PET," "PET/CT," and "Positron emission tomography" in PubMed and CNKI databases from January 2003 to December 2018. As a result, a total of 43 articles were included. Based on the literature analyses, we found that (1) reasonable arrangement of the operation process and the choice of appropriate acupuncture intervention time is conducive to a better interpretation of acupuncture-PET/PET-CT mechanism and (2) the selection of participants, sample size, acupuncture intervention, and experimental conditions ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sifaki M, Calina D, Docea AO, Tsioumas S, Katsarou MS, Papadogiorgaki S, Fragkiadaki P, Branisteanu DE, Kouskoukis K, Tsiaoussis J, Spandidos DA Abstract The needle shaping technique can be used to perform subcutaneous microtransplants, enabling the 'lifting' of the skin. This prospective cohort study aimed to examine the effects of needle shaping on facial skin tone, volume and histological structure. A total of 54 women underwent the needle shaping procedure performed by inserting a tiny acupuncture needle combined with mixed electrical currents. The overall treatment was completed within 4 sessions of 2...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, this study presents the novel finding that the PVS periductium is composed of squamous MCs. These cells tightly line the luminal surface of the PVS tissue, including PNs, PVs, and small branches of the PVs in the abdominal cavity. These results will help researchers understand the role of the PVS in hyaluronan secretion, tissue repair, inflammation, and tumorigenesis, as well as the fine structure of PVS tissue.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Rationale: Failure to pass though the gastrointestinal tract can result in inflammatory response, reactive fibrosis, and intestinal perforation. Fish bones, chicken bones, and toothpicks are the most common types of foreign substances that produce intestinal perforation during ingestion. Patient concerns: Case 1: A 49-year-old female was hospitalized with abdominal pain and a fever. The fever lasted for 5 days before hospitalization. Case 2: A 72-year-old male was hospitalized with abdominal pain and fever. The fever lasted for 4 days before hospitalization. Diagnoses: Case 1: An abdominal pelvic computed tomograph...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
This study is aimed to investigate whether acupuncture at GV20 could modulate the abnormal AN of patients with the first-episode, drug-na ïve MDD by using rs-fMRI combined with functional connectivity (FC) method. Thirty MDD patient underwent 6-min rs-fMRI scans respectively before and after 20-min electro-acupuncture stimulate(EAS) at GV20. Twenty-nine healthy subjects underwent only a 6-min rs-fMRI scan. Based on the amygdala as th e seed region, FC method was adopted to examine abnormal AN in patients by comparing with healthy subjects and to evaluate the influence of EAS on intrinsic connectivity within the AN in ...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractAs the worldwide population ages, the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) increases. However, the results of promising medications have been unsatisfactory. Chinese acupuncture has a long history of treating dementia, but lack of evidence from well-designed randomized controlled trials that validate its efficacy and safety, as well as its lack of clear underlying mechanisms, contribute to its limited application in clinical practice. In recent years, brain imaging technologies, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography, have been used to assess brain responses to acupuncture ...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Electroacupuncture is more effective than low-level laser therapy in increasing postnatal scanty milk secretion. Clinical Trial Registration NCT03806062. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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