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Integration of white matter network is associated with interindividual differences in psychologically mediated placebo response in migraine patients
Abstract Individual differences of brain changes of neural communication and integration in the modular architecture of the human brain network exist for the repeated migraine attack and physical or psychological stressors. However, whether the interindividual variability in the migraine brain connectome predicts placebo response to placebo treatment is still unclear. Using DTI and graph theory approaches, we systematically investigated the topological organization of white matter networks in 71 patients with migraine without aura (MO) and 50 matched healthy controls at three levels: global network measure, nodal efficienc...
Source: Human Brain Mapping - July 21, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jixin Liu, Shaohui Ma, Junya Mu, Tao Chen, Qing Xu, Wanghuan Dun, Jie Tian, Ming Zhang Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Investigation of the Phenomenon of Propagated Sensation along the Channels in the Upper Limb Following Administration of Acupuncture and Mock Laser
Conclusion The findings of the study demonstrated that the PSC phenomenon is not just associated with needling but can be perceived when using a mock laser. Trial registration Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry reference: ACTRN12613001138774 on 11th of October 2013. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Response of Local Nitric Oxide Release to Manual Acupuncture and Electrical Heat in Humans: Effects of Reinforcement Methods.
This study was to examine the influences of manual acupuncture (MA) and electrical heat corresponding to reinforcing methods on nitric oxide (NO) release over the skin regions in humans. A device with collecting solution was taped to the skin surface along pericardium (PC) or lung (LU) meridian. Acupuncture needles were gently inserted into PC 4 with reinforcing stimulation (low force/rate) for 20 minutes in the MA group. LU11 on the finger was heated (43-44°C) by electrical heat for 20 minutes. Biocapture was consecutively conducted for two 20-minute intervals during and after each treatment. Total nitrite and nitrate...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding “Acute Spinal Epidural Hematoma After Acupuncture: Case Report and Literature Review”
In response to the remarks from Gan et  al.1 concerning our article, “Acute Spinal Epidural Hematoma After Acupuncture: Case Report and Literature Review,”2 we would like to highlight the following important points. Regarding the precise acupuncture technique performed in the case reported in the article, we decided to report exactl y what explained by the acupuncturist concerning both the entry points and the needles employed. A higher level of accuracy could not be reached because 4 months had passed from the time of the acupuncture treatment to our interview with the acupuncturist, and no detailed repor...
Source: World Neurosurgery - July 19, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Maurizio Domenicucci, Daniele Marruzzo, Alessandro Pesce, Antonino Raco, Paolo Missori Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding “Acute Spinal Epidural Hematoma After Acupuncture: Case Report and Literature Review”
We read the article by Domenicucci et  al., entitled “Acute Spinal Epidural Hematoma after Acupuncture: Personal Case and Literature Review,”1 which triggers an alarm for clinical acupuncture manipulation, with great interest. However, we still have some questions for this case. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - July 19, 2017 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Shaojie Ding, Yuanyuan Gan, Hai Lu, Chunhong Zhang Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Functionalized acupuncture needle as Surface-enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy sensor for rapid and sensitive detection of dopamine in serum and cerebrospinal fluid.
Abstract It is challenging to develop a robust sensor for simple and rapid operation and sensitive detection of neurotransmitter in complex specimen. In the present work, the ferric-citrate-functionalized Au nanoparticles [Au NPs/CA-Fe(III)] is utilized to develop a facile sensor based on Surface-enhanced Resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS) for sensitive detection of dopamine (DA). The sensor is prepared by decorating acupuncture needle with Au NPs, which enables the sufficient SERS enhancement. CA-Fe(III) structure was highly sensitive and selective to DA with formation of CA-Fe(III)-DA resonant structure, indic...
Source: Chemistry - July 19, 2017 Category: Chemistry Authors: Yang L, Li P, Zhou B, Cao X, Tang X, Hu L, Liu J Tags: Chemistry Source Type: research

A Case of Shingles Following Auricular Acupuncture
This is a case report of an occurrence of shingles (herpes zoster [HZ]) following auricular acupuncture. The patient developed acute reactivation HZ in the V1 distribution of the right trigeminal nerve involving the forehead, scalp, and medial upper eyelid 13 days after being treated with auricular acupuncture for chronic low-back pain. The lesions were initially painless, but they clustered and became painful within 2 days. The patient was treated with oral valacyclovir 1000 mg, 3 times daily for 7 days, and ibuprofen as needed. The lesions resolved without sequelae. (Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine)
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Kewish, S. A. Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Exercise in Nonmotor Symptoms of Parkinson Disease
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology Author(s): Indu Subramanian The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep an...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - July 15, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Influence of the patient-practitioner interaction context on acupuncture outcomes in functional dyspepsia: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
In the treatment of functional dyspepsia, the placebo effect has been reported to be high, and the influence of the patient-practitioner relationship may be a major component of this effect. The specific and n... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Seok-Jae Ko, Jae-Woo Park, Jungtae Leem, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Vitaly Napadow, Braden Kuo, Jessica Gerber, Laurie Dimisko, Inkwon Yeo, Junhee Lee and Jinsung Kim Source Type: research

Personalized acupuncture treatment with Sasang typology
This study provided clinical procedures of type-specific Tae-Geuk Acupuncture (TGA) therapy along with basic understandings on Sasang typology and clinical indices for Sasang type differentiation. The TGA would be useful for psychosomatic complaints and chronic pains by restoring the balance of Yin-Yang. The clinical application of TGA, its related biological mechanisms and implications for further prospective clinical study were discussed. (Source: Integrative Medicine Research)
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - July 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Integrative Women ’s Health
This article addresses the common women ’s health concerns of menopause-related symptoms, premenstrual syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain. Each can be effectively addressed with an integrative approach that incorporates interventions such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, mind-body approaches, acupuncture, and lifestyle modification. (Source: Medical Clinics of North America)
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: Delia Chiaramonte, Melinda Ring, Amy B. Locke Source Type: research

Beliefs and Values in Japanese Acupuncture: An ethnography of Japanese trained acupuncture practitioners in Japan
Conclusion Beliefs and values are an under-represented, yet extremely important aspect of philosophical concepts influencing acupuncture practice in Japan. Uniquely Japanese beliefs and values that do not rely on a commitment to any spiritual or religious affiliations or proprietary knowledge of traditional or biomedicine may be successfully exported from Japan to advance acupuncture education, research and practice in international contexts. (Source: Integrative Medicine Research)
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - July 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Investigation of the phenomenon of Propagated Sensation along the Channels (PSCs) in the upper limb following administration of acupuncture and mock laser
Conclusion: the findings of the study demonstrated that the PSC phenomenon is not just associated with needling but can be perceived when using a mock laser. Trial registration Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry reference: ACTRN12613001138774 on 11th of October 2013. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of Integrative Medicine in the United States Military Health System.
Authors: Madsen C, Vaughan M, Koehlmoos TP Abstract Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of care which uses both conventional and nonconventional therapies in a "whole person" approach to achieve optimum mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health, and is increasingly popular among patients and providers seeking to relieve chronic or multifactorial conditions. The US Department of Defense (DoD) shows particular interest in and usage of IM for managing chronic conditions including the signature "polytrauma triad" of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumati...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Reliability of the NICMAN Scale: An Instrument to Assess the Quality of Acupuncture Administered in Clinical Trials.
CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence of the reliability of the NICMAN scale although improvements to a small number of items remain. PMID: 28690661 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Effect of electro-acupuncture rehabilitation in transverse myelitis: A case report
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sriloy Mohanty, Rabin Lal Shrestha A 32-year-old male diagnosed with Transverse myelitis [TM] in 2013 came to our clinic in 2015 with complaints of paraplegia, sensory disturbances, pain, exertional dyspnoea, poor quality of sleep, emotional instability and depression. This was a recurrent attack which had exacerbated due to post-traumatic stress. Because of the pain and functional disabilities, he was struggling to actively participate in the treatment modalities offered in our centre. A modified protocol of elec...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Immediate Effect of Needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) Acupuncture Point on Blood Glucose Level in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial
Conclusion The result of this study suggests that 30 minutes of needling at CV-12 might be useful in reducing blood glucose level in patients with T2DM. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Acupuncture on 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene Induced Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Mice
In this study, we investigated the characteristics of acupuncture treatment based on effectiveness and mechanism. BALB/c mice received 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB) application to build AD like model. Results showed that acupuncture treatment was a effective method in inhibiting inflammatory conditions, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokineTh2 (IL-4, IL-6), Th2 (IL-1β,TNF-α) mRNA compared with DNCB group. Acupuncture treatment also inhibited NF-κB p65, phosphorylation of IκBα, and phosphorylation of occludin proteins expression. In addition, acupuncture treatment cou...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed no significant difference in VAS-P scores in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation immediately after SP6 acupuncture designed to induce or avoid de qi sensation. Both treatments significantly reduced VAS-P relative to baseline. Irrespective of group allocation, patients experiencing actual de qi sensation demonstrated larger reductions in pain score relative to those without, suggesting greater analgesic effects. TRIAL REGITRATION NUMBER: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChiCTR-TRC-13003086); Results. PMID: 28698243 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhao MY, Zhang P, Li J, Wang LP, Zhou W, Wang YX, She YF, Ma LX, Wang P, Hu NJ, Lin C, Hu SQ, Wu GW, Wang YF, Sun JJ, Jiang SZ, Zhu J Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Midwives' personal use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) influences their recommendations to women experiencing a post-date pregnancy.
This study aimed to investigate if Australian midwives' personal CAM use impacts on discussions and recommendations of CAM/Self-help strategies. METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: A survey of a national midwifery association midwifery members (n=3,552) was undertaken at a midwifery conference (October 2015) and via e-bulletins (November 2015-March 2016). The self-administered survey included questions on what self-help and CAM strategies midwives discuss and recommend to women with a post-date pregnancy, midwives' confidence levels on discussing or recommending CAM, midwives' own personal use of CAM. FINDINGS: A total of 571 re...
Source: Women Birth - July 11, 2017 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mollart L, Skinner V, Adams J, Foureur M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Patient treatment preferences for symptomatic refractory urodynamic idiopathic detrusor overactivity
Conclusions: Treatment options in SRU IDO are diverse, with the majority of patients opting for minimally invasive surgery. Clinicians should be familiar with all treatment options for management of SRU IDO. (Source: Urology Annals)
Source: Urology Annals - July 10, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christina L Fontaine Ian Rudd Mahreen Pakzad Rizwan Hamid Jeremy L Ockrim Tamsin J Greenwell Source Type: research

Warm-needling acupuncture and medicinal cake-separated moxibustion for hyperlipidemia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Acupuncture and moxibustion has been widely applied to hyperlipidemia treatment in clinical practice in China, serving as an alternative treatment to statins. Warm-needling acupuncture and medicinal cake-separ... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - July 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mailan Liu, Qian Zhang, Shan Jiang, Mi Liu, Guoshan Zhang, Zenghui Yue, Qin Chen, Jie Zhou, Yifan Zou, Dan Li, Mingzhu Ma, Guobin Dai, Huan Zhong, Zhihong Wang and Xiaorong Chang Source Type: research

The efficacy of traditional acupuncture on patients with chronic neck pain: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial
A large number of randomized trials on the use of acupuncture to treat chronic pain have been conducted. However, there is considerable controversy regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture. We designed a ran... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - July 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yiling Yang, Xiaoxia Yan, Hongmei Deng, Dian Zeng, Jianpeng Huang, Wenbin Fu, Nenggui Xu and Jianhua Liu Source Type: research

Moxibustion for idiopathic Parkinson ’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusions Evidence on the benefit and harm of moxibustion therapy for IPD was not conclusive due to methodological problems and small sample sizes among the included studies. More rigorous clinical studies will be necessary in future. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - July 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis suggests that acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment for GORD. However, due to the small sample size and poor methodological quality of the included trials, further studies are required to validate our conclusions. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: PROSPERO Systematic review registration no. CRD42016041916. PMID: 28689187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zhu J, Guo Y, Liu S, Su X, Li Y, Yang Y, Hou L, Wang G, Zhang J, Chen JJ, Wang Q, Wei R, Wei W Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Acupuncture attenuates hyperglycaemia and improves ovarian function in female rats subjected to continuous light exposure.
CONCLUSION: Prolonged exposure to light can lead to a decline in ovarian and pancreatic function. EA at ST36 and SP6 may reduce abnormally elevated blood glucose levels and improve ovarian and pancreatic hormone levels. PMID: 28689186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - July 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Kang X, Jia L, Li Y, Zhang X Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

The Acupuncture Effect on Median Nerve Morphology in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Ultrasonographic Study.
CONCLUSION: After acupuncture therapy, the patients with CTS might have both clinical and morphological improvement. PMID: 28676832 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

The Japanese Version of the Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale: A Validation Study.
This study demonstrated that the Japanese MASS has good reliability, content validity, criterion-related validity, and construct validity. Therefore, the Japanese MASS is a valid and reliable instrument for use with Japanese populations. PMID: 28676831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - July 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Systematic review of management of chronic pain after surgery.
CONCLUSION: There is a need for more evidence about interventions for CPSP. High-quality trials of multimodal interventions matched to pain characteristics are needed to provide robust evidence to guide management of CPSP. PMID: 28681962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - July 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Authors: Wylde V, Dennis J, Beswick AD, Bruce J, Eccleston C, Howells N, Peters TJ, Gooberman-Hill R Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Roles of electro-acupuncture in glucose metabolism as assessed by 18F-FDG/PET imaging and AMPK α phosphorylation in rats with ischemic stroke.
Roles of electro-acupuncture in glucose metabolism as assessed by 18F-FDG/PET imaging and AMPKα phosphorylation in rats with ischemic stroke. Int J Mol Med. 2017 Jul 06;: Authors: Wu J, Lin B, Liu W, Huang J, Shang G, Lin Y, Wang L, Chen L, Tao J Abstract Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neur...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - July 6, 2017 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Wu J, Lin B, Liu W, Huang J, Shang G, Lin Y, Wang L, Chen L, Tao J Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research

TCM acupuncture-moxibustion: Contributing to human health
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Wei-hong LIU (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The second American congress of TCM: traditional Chinese medicine in the age of precision medicine was held
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Hui OUYANG, Hai-he TIAN, Hui WEI (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical practice guidelines of acupuncture-moxibustion for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Hao-ran CHU, Jin HU, Kui SUN, Yang-chun SONG, Xiao-na LONG, Nan LI On the basis of relevant literature and evidence, Clinical Practice Guidelines of Acupuncture-moxibustion for Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy has been formulated according to the quality of evidences and by adopting the method of Grades of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE), in which the objective of guidelines formulation, the scope of application of the guidelines, the principle of acupuncture-moxibustion treatment ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of governor vessel-regulating needling combined with rehabilitation training on the activities of daily living of patients with cerebral infarction
Conclusion Compared with conventional acupuncture, governor vessel-regulating needling can significantly improve the activities of daily living of patients with cerebral infarction. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study of Taiji needling in treatment of peripheral facial neuritis
Conclusion The efficacy index of Taiji needling in treatment of peripheral facial neuritis is superior to that of conventional acupuncture, and Taiji needling can obviously shorten the course of treatment. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

“Dry Needling: reflection of development issues on acupuncture–moxibustion” Expert symposium was held in Beijing
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): LIU Wei-hong (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the effect of acupuncture at S ìshéncōng (四神聪 EX-HN 1) and Băihuì (百会 GV 20) on the serum amino acids neurotransmitters of insomnia patients
Conclusion Acupuncture at EX-HN 1 and GV 20 can prolong the sleep time, improve the sleep quality, and the clinical efficacy is superior to that of western medicine treatment. The mechanism may be related to the synthesis and release of amino acids neurotransmitters. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meta analysis on acupuncture for postpartum depression
Conclusion Acupuncture treatment for postpartum depression is effective, but more clinical randomized controlled trials with high quality and large sample size are still needed to verify the result. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research progress on modern mechanism of “moxibustion can be used for heat syndrome”
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Tian-tian ZHU, Zhong-ting ZHAO, Yi-kim ZHAO, Xing-ke YAN The authors have retrieved the experimental literature on moxibustion in treatment of heat syndrome in recent years, and summarized the mechanism of moxibustion in treatment of heat syndrome from such aspects as antipyretic and anti-infective effect of moxibustion, the effect on peripheral metabolism of humoral factors and the level of central neurotransmitter, and the regulation of immune function through sorting and analysis, thus providing experimental ev...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture on the endoplasmic reticulum stress IRE1-CHOP pathway and the expression levels of Bax and Bcl-2 protein as well as genes in pancreatic tissue of rats with diabetes mellitus
Conclusion There was endoplasmic reticulum stress in the pancreatic tissue of rats with STZ-induced diabetes mellitus, and IRE 1-CHOP signal pathway was the main pathway for inhibiting the endoplasmic reticulum stress in the pancreatic tissue. Acupuncture can improve the endoplasmic reticulum stress in pancreatic tissue, inhibit apoptosis genes, and protect the pancreatic tissue through IRE 1-CHOP signal pathway. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Laterality and coherence analysis of Laser Doppler Flowmetry signals in bilateral N èi guān (内关 PC 6): a potential non-invasive method to assess microdrculatory changes of people in different ages
Conclusion The blood perfusion in right PC 6 is higher than left PC 6. Coherence analysis of laser Doppler flowmetry signals in bilateral PC 6 might provide a potential non-invasive method to assess microdrculatory changes in different ages. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupoint stimulation for post-stroke spasticity: a systematic review protocol
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Sheng CHEN, Sheng-nan GUO, Federico Marmori, Yi-nan NAN, Jun WANG, Ji-ping ZHAO This systematic review is aim to comprehensively evaluate the efficacy of acupoint stimulation in managing of post-stroke spasticity. The eligible randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) and quasi-randomized controlled clinical trials (quasi-RCTs) will be searched from the following databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scie...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development, Status and Opportunities of Acupuncture in Qatar
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Hong-lan AI, Jing-yuan LIU, Lu LUO, Yu-yang YANG This paper presents an outline of the current status, regulations, and qualifications required for the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in Qatar. The paper also provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that face practitioners of Acupuncture as a complimentary medicine in Qatar and the recent licensing mechanisms introduced in January 2016. Qatar's 2030 vision and demand for continued development and sustainable growth in...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical application of ”Ase point” by professor WEI Lian-hai
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Ning-lu WANG, Lian-hai WEI “Ase points” refer to a kind of effective acupoints used in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for various diseases of internal medicine, and the location with obvious color change on patient's skin is selected as treatment site. The method of diagnosis and treatment of diseases through examining the response of meridians and collaterals and acupoints on the body surface had been recorded in ancient books, however, it is rare during clinical acupuncture therapy to taking the c...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Summary of professor GAO Yu-chun's experience of “harmonizing the spleen and stomach” acupuncture technique
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Wei-ping LIU, Peng-peng LI, Yi-xu HAN, Xiao XING, Yan-jun WANG The spleen and stomach are the foundation of acquired constitution, and the source of qi and blood production. Therefore, harmonizing the spleen and stomach is of great importance in treatment of diseases. In this paper, based on GAO's academic ideas of acupuncture and moxibustion, the different rules of harmonizing the spleen and stomach for internal miscellaneous diseases and carefully supplementing spleen and stomach for externally-contracted diseas...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical application and research of Shao's “three-acupoint and five-needling method”
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 Author(s): Ao ZHANG, YAN Xing-ke, An-guo LIU Professor SHAO Jing-ming has obtained more significant effect during the clinical practice in treatment of wheezing diseases by adopting “three-acupoint and five-needling method” created by himself, and the effect has been widely recognized by doctors and patients. After decades of development, Shao's “three-acupoint and five-needling method” has become a therapy with complete theoretical system and a large number of clinical research achievements, and its ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome
Conclusion It is suggested that acupuncture therapy have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect equal to steroid during the treatment of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Emergency Notice
Publication date: March 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 1 (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytotherapeutic potential of natural herbal medicines for the treatment of mild-to-severe atopic dermatitis: A review of human clinical studies
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Volume 93 Author(s): Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid, Prashant Kesharwani, Shahzeb Khan, Fahad Hussain For many decades, natural herbal medicines, polyherbal formulations and/or decoctions of plant-derived materials have widely been accepted as alternative complementary therapies for the treatment, cure or prevention of a wide range of acute and chronic skin diseases including chronic herpes, prurigo, acute and chronic wounds, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD). This review was aimed to summarize and critically discuss about th...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - July 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Trends in global acupuncture publications: An analysis of the Web of Science database from 1988 to 2015
Conclusion Publications associated with acupuncture increased rapidly from 1988 to 2015. The different applications of acupuncture were extensive in multiple fields of medicine. It is important to maintain and even nourish a certain quantity and quality of published acupuncture papers, which can play an important role in developing a medical discipline for acupuncture. (Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - July 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research