Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation at the Acupuncture Points on Relieve Pain of Patients under Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Controlled Study
This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.Materials and MethodsThis randomized, double blind clinical trial study was conducted on 50 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units of ImamReza hospital in Kermanshah, Iran in 2017. The patients were randomly allocated into intervention and placebo groups. In the intervention group, TENS electrodes were placed on points Hegu and Zusanli. Pain severity was measured using the CPOT Scale, and the dosages of narcotics and sedat...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture on Obesity: Clinical Evidence and Possible Neuroendocrine Mechanisms.
Conclusions: We concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity and inferred that neuroendocrine regulation might be involved. PMID: 30013603 [PubMed] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Anxiety related to De Qi psychophysical responses as measured by MASS: A sub-study embedded in a multisite randomised clinical trial.
Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Razavy S, Gadau M, Zhang SP, Wang FC, Bangrazi S, Berle C, Li T, Li WH, Zaslawski C Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Understanding rationales for acupuncture treated individuals' beliefs in acupuncture effects, to be able to maximize therapeutic results: A qualitative analysis.
CONCLUSION: In order to strengthen acupuncture treated patients' beliefs in the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical practice or research, acupuncture therapists may consider emphasizing these aspects in the therapeutic situation. PMID: 30012380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Enblom A, Lagerstedt K Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research

Manual acupuncture relieves bile acid-induced itch in mice: the role of microglia and TNF- α.
In this study, we examined whether manual acupuncture (MA) at particular acupoints represses deoxycholic acid (DCA)-induced scratching behavior and microglial activation and compared these effects with those induced by another pruritogen, 5'-guanidinonaltrindole (GNTI, a kappa opioid receptor antagonist). MA at Hegu (LI4) and Quchi (LI11) acupoints significantly attenuated DCA- and GNTI-induced scratching, whereas no such effects were observed at the bilateral Zusanli acupoints (ST36). Interestingly, GNTI-induced scratching was reduced similarly by both MA and electroacupuncture (EA) at the LI4 and LI11 acupoints. MA at no...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - July 18, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research

Successful spontaneous pregnancy with acupuncture after premature ovarian failure
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): YIN Yaqian, XU Huanfang, SHANG Jie, YANG Huisheng, FANG YigongABSTRACTIn this paper, a case of premature ovarian failure(POF), accompanied with amenorrhea for 2 years was reported. After 2 months of acupuncture, the patient's menstruation was resumed, and after 11 months of treatment, the patient had a spontaneous pregnancy. It is suggested that acupuncture should be used for the patient with POF as early as possible, and if necessary, hormone replacement therapy is still needed, and it is still expected to obtain sp...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Treatment for Post-Stroke Dysphagia: An Update Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
ConclusionsOur meta-analysis provides a new evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treatment to post-stroke dysphagia in short-term compared with rehabilitation or medication. More high-quality and large-scale research studies are needed. (Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Laser acupuncture protocol for essential systemic arterial hypertension: randomized clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the efficacy of a laser acupuncture protocol developed and applied by nurses in arterial hypertension patients. METHOD: randomized, multicenter, triple-blind and two-armed clinical trial. The sample consisted of 102 participants, 51 per arm, both sexes, aged between 30 and 75 years, undergoing drug therapy for a year or more, with difficulty to control blood pressure, maintaining regular measures>140x90 mmHg. Participants underwent six standard or simulated laser-acupuncture sessions, for 24 minutes, within a period of six weeks. Descriptive analyzes expressed as frequencie...
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: Pereira RDM, Alvim NAT, Pereira CD, Gomes Junior SCDS Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on porcine cardiac excitability induced by left stellate ganglion stimulation.
Abstract Augmentation of cardiac sympathetic tone has been shown to induce ventricular arrhythmias. Acupuncture has been clinically used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and atrial arrhythmias. However, the effects of acupuncture on ventricular electrophysiology and autonomic tone remain unknown. We hypothesized that acupuncture attenuates cardiac excitability and corrects the imbalance of autonomic tone during sympathetic hyperactivity. Fourteen Yorkshire pigs were randomized to electroacupuncture (EA, 2 Hz, 0.3-0.5 mA, 0.5 ms duration) or control (without EA) groups. Animals were sedated with terazo...
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience - July 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Takamiya T, Kubo Y, Benharash P, Zhou W Tags: Auton Neurosci Source Type: research

Evaluation of Applying Kinesio Taping in Children with Urinary Incontinence
Physiotherapeutic methods, used in patients with urinary incontinence, are recommended and acknowledged treatment methods. They include pelvic floor muscle exercises, electrical stimulation, magnetic field, acupuncture, and biofeedback. However, the influence of Kinesio taping (KT) applications is not known. The aim of this work was to assess the influence of the KT method on the number of incontinence incidents in children. Additionally, children included in the research were given a depression level test to assess their mental state and how it is influenced by incontinence. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - July 15, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marcin Krajczy, Jacek Luniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jan Szczegielniak Source Type: research

Brain activation during the expectations of sensory experience for cutaneous electrical stimulation
This study included 22 participants who wore sticker-type electrodes attached on three different acupoints on different body regions: CV17 (chest), CV23 (chin), and left PC6 (arm). Participants evaluated de qi sensations after they expected electrical stimulation on those points in random order without actual stimulation. All stimuli were presented with corresponding visual information of the stimulation sites. The control condition included the same visual information but outside the body. The expectations of cutaneous electrical stimuli without actual stimulation on three acupoints resulted in greater de qi sensation com...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - July 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The central mechanism of acupuncture treatment with a long-lasting effect for functional dyspepsia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
The mechanism of the long-lasting effect and the relationship between the long-lasting effect and the deqi sensation, which is the key of achieving the acupuncture effect, has not been well investigated. This tri... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ruirui Sun, Xiaojuan Hong, Jing Guo, Shuai Yin, Peiming Feng, Lei Lan, Du Lei, Xiaoyan Liu, Xueling Suo, Tao Yin, Tingting Zhang, Liuyang Huang, Feifei Gao, Qiyong Gong, Fanrong Liang and Fang Zeng Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for elderly overactive bladder population in Hong Kong: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Overactive bladder (OAB) is defined as “urgency, with or without urge incontinence, usually with frequency and nocturia”. Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative treatment methods for OAB. Little es... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - July 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yu Tat Chan, Hong Wei Zhang, Yuan Qi Guo, Tony Ngai Ho Chan, Yiu-Keung Kwan, Chun-Kam Lee, Kit Ngan and Zhi-Xiu Lin Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture at ST36 on the intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier and expression of occludin in a rat model of sepsis.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 on the intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier and expression of the tight junction (TJ) protein, occludin, in a rat model of sepsis. METHODS: 60 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups (n=10 rats each): Control, Control+EA, CLP (caecal ligation and puncture), CLP+EA, CLP+Sham-EA, and Sham-CLP. Rats of the CLP, CLP+EA and CLP+Sham-EA groups underwent CLP modeling of sepsis; those in the Sham-CLP underwent sham surgery and those in the Control and Control+EA groups remained unoperated. Rats in the CLP+EA and Control+EA gr...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhang Z, Shi Y, Cai D, Jin S, Zhu C, Shen Y, Feng W, Jiang R, Wang L Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture Alleviates Rheumatoid Arthritis by Immune-Network Modulation.
Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune inflammatory and debilitating disease that involves the systemic imbalance of the immune network. Previous studies have shown that acupuncture can help treat RA. However, its specific mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the present study was designed to clarify the mechanisms of acupuncture acted on RA via immune network modulation using complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritic rats. Results revealed that manual acupuncture (MA) could alleviate the inflammation and pain of infected joints. Moreover, MA could effectively stimulate...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Xu Y, Hong S, Zhao X, Wang S, Xu Z, Ding S, Zhang K, Zhang Y, Xu L, Yu N, Zhao T, Yan Y, Yang F, Liu Y, Yu K, Liu B, Guo Y, Pang G Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research

Assessment of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Effects on the Electrophysiological Properties of the Ulnar Nerve: A Nerve Conduction Study
Conclusions: Acupuncture and moxibustion on HT 4 increased the electrical sensitivity, decreased the stimulus intensity to achieve the maximum amplitude, and avoided a significant increase in latency and decrease in reaction velocity in two consecutive electrical stimulations.Integr Med Int 2018;4:198 –207 (Source: Integrative Medicine International)
Source: Integrative Medicine International - July 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of the electro-acupuncture on senile plaques and its formation in APP+/PS1+ double transgenic mice
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2018Source: Genes & DiseasesAuthor(s): Qinghua Yang, Shujuan Zhu, Jin Xu, Chenglin Tang, Kaihui Wu, Yanjun Wu, Yiying Wang, Huajun ShengAbstractAlzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease and its incidence will increase with age and is aggravating. The senile plaques (SPs) are one of three main pathological features in AD patients, which are formed by amyloid β-protein (Aβ) over-accumulation. β-amyloid precursor protein (APP), β-site APP cleavage (BACE1), and insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) proteins participate in the proces...
Source: Genes and Diseases - July 10, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Adding electrical stimulation during standard rehabilitation after stroke to improve motor function. A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionElectrical sensory input can contribute to routine rehabilitation to improve early post-stroke lower-extremity impairment and late motor function, with no change in spasticity. Prolonged periods of sensory stimulation such as TENS combined with activity can have beneficial effects on impairment and function after stroke. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity in adults: An overview of systematic reviews
ConclusionsDespite the available range of non-pharmacological interventions for spasticity, there is lack of high-quality evidence for many modalities. Further research is needed to judge the effect with appropriate study designs, timing and intensity of modalities, and associate costs of these interventions. (Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Population-based comparison of traditional medicine use in adult patients with allergic rhinitis between South Korea and Taiwan
ConclusionAn analysis of the National Health Insurance database of South Korea and Taiwan revealed different utilization patterns of traditional medicine in adult patients with allergic rhinitis between the two countries. We believe these phenomena are due to the difference in the national healthcare systems in both countries. (Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Oncology Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors: A Reflection on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Chronic Pain Guideline
Publication date: June 2018Source: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 32, Issue 3Author(s): Weidong Lu, David S. Rosenthal (Source: Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America)
Source: Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America - July 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Study on timing and dosage of acupuncture in stroke treatment
ConclusionThe optimal stimulation is the core of the research on the timing-efficacy relationship and the dosage–efficacy relationship of acupuncture and also the key to the clinical efficacy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Surrounding electroacupuncture needling for breast mass after acute mastitis
ConclusionSurrounding electroacupuncture needling for breast mass after acute mastitis was effective clinically. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for functional dyspepsia and the influence on serum Ghrelin, CGRP and GLP-1 levels
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Liming QIANG, Yuan JIANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture for functional dyspepsia (FD), and explore the corresponding mechanism.MethodsSixty-four FD patients were randomly divided into electroacupuncture group and western medicine group, with 32 cases in each group. In electroacupuncture group, electroacupuncture at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), Sānyīnjiāo (三阴交SP 6), Gōngsūn (公孙SP 4) and Nèiguān (内关PC 6) was performed for once a day, and the needl...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of acupotomy loosing on IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α in synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis patients with elbow joint stiffness
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Gongdao JIANG, Bijiang WAN, Wei HUANG, Lichuan CHEN, Bo DUAN, Yiyuan WANGAbstractObjectiveTo compare differences of acupotomy loosing combined with medication treatment, electroacupuncture combined with medication treatment and simple medication treatment in effects on rheumatoid arthritis patients with elbow joint stiffness and investigate the anti-inflammatory mechanism of the acupotomy loosing.MethodsA total of 60 cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with elbow joint stiffness were randomly assigned into th...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupotomy combined with thunder-fire wonder moxibustion for 165 cases of calcaneodynia
ConclusionAcupotomy combined with thunder-fire wonder moxibustion for calcaneodynia has definite effect, which is worthy of clinical popularization and application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Governor vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture therapy for sensory and motor dysfunction after spinal cord injury
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shanbin SUN, Yanju LI, Chong CHEN, Panfu HAO, Xiaoli SUN, Yujie YANG, Haowen TIAN, Ermei CAO, Sifang CHEN, Wen ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the difference in clinical efficacy between governor vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture therapy combined with conventional rehabilitation therapy and simply conventional rehabilitation therapy for sensory and motor dysfunction of patients with spinal cord injury.MethodsForty patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) were randomly assigned into rehabilitation combi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Three proven cases of insomnia treated by Professor JIA Chunsheng
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yunfang JIA, Xianming HOU, Shuyan LIU, Yongmei PAN, Jing FANG, Xuanping ZHANG, Haijiao XING, Shen ZHANG, Yuzhu DU, Chunsheng JIAAbstractIn this paper, professor JIA Chunsheng's multiple treatment thoughts and methods for insomnia under different pathogenesis were shown through the three proven cases of insomnia, including the type of constraint fire of the liver and gallbladder, and excessive yang harassing the spirit, the type of failure of the heart and kidney to interact declined to kidney yin deficiency and the t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture combined with cupping and circling moxibustion for 40 cases of acne
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jiaming LU, Zeqiang LUAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical therapeutic effects on acne treated with the combined therapy of acupuncture, cupping and circling moxibustion.MethodsAt the ratio of 4:3, a total of 70 patients were randomized into an acupuncture-cupping group (40 cases) and a western medication group (30 cases). In the acupuncture-cupping group, acupuncture was used in combination with cupping and circling moxibustion. The therapy was given once every other day for totally 30 days. In the western medic...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discussion on the treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiyan GAO, Xiao LI, Meilu DU, Lihua WUAbstractThe severity and location of scapulohumeral periarthritis should be identified for determining its treatment method: when the wei exterior is initially invaded by external pathogens for the first time, the location of disease is shallow, therefore, the shallow needling should be performed, which can contribute to diffusing and discharging pathogens of wei exterior. If pathogens had invaded for a long time, they can enter the ying level from wei level, so the acupuncture on...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on the expression of PGC-1α and UCP-1 in the brown adipose tissue of obese rats
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): WANG Lihua, LI Jia, HUANG Wei, RAN Guoping, ZHANG Yanji, ZHUO Yue, JIN Yiting, ZHOU ZhongyuAbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in the brown adipose tissue (BAT) of obese rats in the process of acupuncture treatment for obesity.MethodsFifty clean-grade male Wistar rats with the age of 3 months were randomly divided into high-fat diet group (n = 40) and normal diet group (control group, n ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Needle-embedding therapy combined with basic treatment for stable angina pectoris
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jie DENG, Lanbo FEI, Jianhua ZHOU, Song WU, Wei HUANG, Xia CHENAbstractObjectiveTo clarify the clinical efficacy of needle-embedding therapy for stable angina pectoris.MethodsSeventy-six patients with stable angina pectoris were divided into needle-embedding therapy group (group A) and basic treatment group (group B) according to the random number table, with 38 patients in each group. Needle-embedding therapy combined with basic treatment was adopted in group A, and needle-embedding was given once every other day, th...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture combined with intermittent pneumatic compression therapeutic apparatus for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the effect on HIF-1α and VEGF levels
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yuan JIANG, Qiongfen WANG, Chun LI, Rang LI, Lan MEI, Hong ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture combined with intermittent pneumatic compression therapeutic apparatus for treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and the effect on serum VEGF and HIF-1α levels of patients.MethodsNinety-six patients were randomly divided into electroacupuncture treatment group (EA group), intermittent pneumatic compression treatment group (IPC group), electroacupuncture combined with inte...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture at facial acupoints combined with electrical stimulation on the auricular vagus nerve points for 60 cases of chloasma
ConclusionThe curative effect of electroacupuncture at facial acupoints combined with electrical stimulation on the auricular vagus nerve points for treatment of chloasma was satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of the effect of distal or local point selection on acupuncture efficacy
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Peixun YU, Bing GAO, Yujun XIAAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of distal point selection, local point selection, and distal-local point selection on acupuncture efficacy.MethodsAccording to the requirements of evidence-based medicine (EBM), the literature on acupuncture with distal and local point selection in recent 20 years included in domestic and overseas medical databases was retrieved, and meta-analysis of the included articles was carried out.ResultsThirty-two articles were included finally, totaling 282...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rules of acupoint and meridian selection in acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yi-Han TANG, Lan-bo FEI, Jie DENG, Song WU, Wei HUANGAbstractTo summarize and analyze the acupoint selection rules in acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris. Clinical studies and literature on acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris with definite acupoint selection were included through retrieving China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Database and VIP in order to analyze the characteristics and rules of acupoint selection in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for stable angina p...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mild moxibustion at different intervention times on the levels of ET-1 and NO in the uterine tissues of rats with cold-damp coagulation and stagnation type dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiao-xue SUN, Li-yun YANG, Yu-lei LIANG, Xin-hua LI, Fei GAO, Xiao-yi DU, Xiao-hong ZHOU, Yang CHEN, Xue-na LI, Li-hong SUNAbstractObjectiveTo observe the differences in analgesic effect of moxibustion at different intervention times on dysmenorrhea rats and explore its effect mechanism.MethodsForty-five female Wistar rats were randomly divided into blank control group (group A), model group (group B), pre-moxibustion group (group C), instant moxibustion group (group D) and pre-instant moxibustion group (group E), wit...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

International patient registry on acupuncture therapy for premature ovarian insufficiency: Challenges and opportunities
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Deqiang GAO, Liyun HE, Yigong FANG, Yan LIU, Xingyue YANG, Lin LUO, Jia LIU, Huisheng YANG, Baoyan LIUAbstractPremature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects seriously physical and mental health of the patients. Studies show that acupuncture may be promising in treating POI, yet evidence is insufficient. International patient registry, one form of observational study, is designed for evaluating effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in real-world clinical settings. We will face a series of opportunities and challenge...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at Kŏngzuì (孔最LU 6) for 76 cases of hemorrhoids
ConclusionAcupuncture at Kŏngzuì (孔最LU 6) bilaterally has sound effect for treatment of internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids and mixed hemorrhoid. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The treatment of urinary retention of neurogenic bladder of one patient with diabetes from the perspective of governor vessel: A case report (从督脉论治神经原性膀胱尿储留验案一例)
ConclusionIt is suggested that the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, and the integration of syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation can effectively treat retention of urine due to neurogenic bladder of patient with diabetes. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of post-stroke depression
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curati...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of the characteristics of Al-Hijamah bloodletting therapy in Arab region
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Xueyan GAO, Bo CHEN, Zelin CHEN, Weijia YU, Liying XING, Ningcen LI, Xianghong CHENAbstractBloodletting therapy, as an ancient medical technology, has been applied around the world for thousands of years. In Arab region, bloodletting therapy is called Al-Hijamah which is analogous to the bloodletting and cupping in traditional Chinese medicine. However, Al-Hijamah therapy has its own characteristics which are analyzed emphatically in this report, including strict operating procedure, prominent mental effect, emphasi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of acupuncture at Jǐngjiājǐ (颈夹脊) on the repair and regeneration of cochlear hair cells of rats with sensorineural deafness
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Zhongtai LI, Lina CUIAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture at Jǐngjiājǐ (颈夹脊) on the repair and regeneration of cochlear hair cells of guinea pigs with sensorineural deafness.MethodsSixty healthy guinea pigs were selected, 20 guinea pigs were randomly assigned to the normal control group (group A), and other guinea pigs were randomly divided into model control group (group B) and acupuncture treatment group (group C) after injection with gentamicin sulfate in order to induce deafness. No int...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on urodynamics, PACAP-38 and PAC1R of spinal cord in rats with neurogenic bladder✰
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yongmei PENG, Ming XU, Guilan HUANG, Hong ZHANG, Kun AIAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect and mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in the intervention of neurogenic bladder (NB) caused by suprasacral spinal cord injury (SCI).MethodsThe total 60 female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into blank group, sham operation group by adopting random number table method, with 12 rats in each group. The remaining rats were made into models through operation, and 24 successful model rats were randomly divided into ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy on the NF-κB signaling pathway of vascular dementia rats
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Wanli ZHU, Kun YANG, Shengchao CAI, Ying WANG, Xiaoge SONGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy on the behavioristics and the expression levels of hippocampal IL-1β, TNF-α and NF-κB related genes and proteins of vascular dementia (VD) rats, and to explore the mechanism of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy in inhibiting VD inflammatory response. MethodsSeventy-eight SD rats, except 10 rats as sham operation group (g...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of the prescription of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity based on complex network techniques
ConclusionIn this study, the core acupoints and combinations of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity were explored effectively, and the pressing materials and major combined intervention methods were summarized and analyzed, thus providing references and treatment thoughts in terms of the point and prescription selection of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture combined with cupping therapy for 30 cases of intractable hiccup
ConclusionThe clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with cupping therapy for intractable hiccup is satisfactory, which is worthy of clinical promotion and application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yao MA, He BU, Xiuye LI, Hongyan LÜ, Xue ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis.MethodsSixty included patients were divided into two groups according to the random number table method with 30 patients in each group. In acupuncture group, warming-needle moxibustion was carried out at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), and cone m...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy observation of comprehensive ying needling therapy for mumps
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Haiyan TIAN, Mengbo XUAbstractObjectiveTo compare the clinical efficacy difference between comprehensive ying needling therapy and intramuscular injection with ribavirin for mumps.MethodsOne hundred patients with mumps were randomly divided into comprehensive ying needling therapy group (group A, 52 cases) and western medicine group (group B, 48 cases), then 8 cases were eliminated and drop out from group A and 4 cases were eliminated and drop out from group B respectively, actual inclusion 44 cases in group A 44 ca...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on warming-needle moxibustion for infertility patients with thin endometrium
ConclusionWarming-needle moxibustion can increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research