Acupuncture at SP6 Point in Lower Extremities Improved Patients' Insomnia, Which Was Also Shown Through Ryodoraku Electrical Measurements.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture at SP6 on resting electroencephalogram (EEG), meridian electrical activity (Ryodoraku), and stress in patients with confirmed insomnia. In this single-blind, randomized clinical trial subjects (N=70) from TCM treated outpatients were randomized to receive TCM based acupuncture with manual stimulation (experimental) or sham stimulation (control) treatment. Acupuncture was applied to SP6 for 20 minutes on the spleen meridian of the foot in experimental subjects and controls received sham intervention. Significant changes between pre- and post-intervention were found ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

17 Cases of Acupuncture Related Pneumothorax and Factors Influencing Pneumothorax.
Authors: Kim JS, Kim KH, Kim WW Abstract OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture is increasing in popularity as a complementary and alternative medicine. Pneumothorax is the most common and potentially serious adverse effect after acupuncture. This complication can cause fatality in the absence of rapid treatment. Here, we analyze the clinical presentation and discuss prevention of post-acupuncture pneumothorax and an approach to reducing this complication. METHODS: Patients presenting with post-acupuncture pneumothorax in our hospital center during 2011-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Body mass index (BMI), patient's pre-...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Comparison of Beneficial Effects of Acupuncture at PC6, LU7 & Non- acupuncture Points on Cardiac Cell Function in Myocardial Ischemia (MI) Rats by Testing Protein Expression of L-type Calcium Channel Protein and its Related Protein.
Comparison of Beneficial Effects of Acupuncture at PC6, LU7 & Non- acupuncture Points on Cardiac Cell Function in Myocardial Ischemia (MI) Rats by Testing Protein Expression of L-type Calcium Channel Protein and its Related Protein. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(2):107-125 Authors: Liu L, Wang S, Fu C, Shu S, Fu M, Li J, Deng X, Sun J, Chen W, Ren L Abstract The mechanism of why electro-acupuncture (EA) at PC6 improves the heart function was investigated by studying how the L-type cardiac voltage-dependent calcium channel in myocardial ischemia (MI) is regulated. Cava,., Cavo and Cava2-61 are m...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Clinical Significance of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 for Breast Cancer & Adenocarcinomas of Various Internal Organs and Alzheimer's Brain with Increased β-amyloid (1-42); Combined Use of Optimal Doses of Vitamin D3 and Taurine 3 times/day Has Significant Beneficial Effects of Anti-Cancer, Anti-Ischemic Heart, and Memory & Other Brain Problems By Significant Urinary Excretion of Viruses, Bacteria, and Toxic Metals & Substances.
Clinical Significance of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 for Breast Cancer & Adenocarcinomas of Various Internal Organs and Alzheimer's Brain with Increased β-amyloid (1-42); Combined Use of Optimal Doses of Vitamin D3 and Taurine 3 times/day Has Significant Beneficial Effects of Anti-Cancer, Anti-Ischemic Heart, and Memory & Other Brain Problems By Significant Urinary Excretion of Viruses, Bacteria, and Toxic Metals & Substances. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(2):127-134 Authors: Omura Y Abstract Human Papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) has a significant role in various cancers and Alzhe...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 16, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Laser acupuncture improves skin color deformation by cupping: A pilot study.
In conclusion, the laser therapy (energy density: 8 J/cm²) has a significant recovery of the skin erythema and skin pigmentation except to skin damage. PMID: 29873991 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Clinical implications of the HPV-16 infection & 7 beneficial effects of optimal dose of Vitamin D3 in safe, effective cancer treatment: Non-invasive rapid cancer screening using "Mouth, Hand & Foot Writing Form" of 40 participants during 150- minute workshop on the Bi-Digital 0-ring Test, in the 1st day of European Congress for Integrative Medicine, September 9-11, 2016 in Budapest.
Clinical implications of the HPV-16 infection & 7 beneficial effects of optimal dose of Vitamin D3 in safe, effective cancer treatment: Non-invasive rapid cancer screening using "Mouth, Hand & Foot Writing Form" of 40 participants during 150- minute workshop on the Bi-Digital 0-ring Test, in the 1st day of European Congress for Integrative Medicine, September 9-11, 2016 in Budapest. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(3-4):171-198 Authors: Omura Y Abstract During the 1st day of European Congress for Integrative Medicine held September 9-11, 2016, almost the entire 1st day was scheduled ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

New Organ Representation Areas Localized Between Front & Back of the Human Neck and Body Their Potential Application to Metameric Acupuncture.
New Organ Representation Areas Localized Between Front & Back of the Human Neck and Body Their Potential Application to Metameric Acupuncture. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(3-4):199-205 Authors: Bredikhin AV, Bredikhin KA, Chekha OA Abstract The article presents literature data and our own research on metameric acupuncture theory projection zones of visceral organs (Hirata area), interrelation of endocrine glands and vertebra (in Pak Jae Woo), internal organs and interspinous spacing ("Chzhud Chi"). By the method of molecular and tissue identification (Y. Omura) we have isolated areas...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of Reflexology by "BIOCERAMIC Resonance" Operation producing Weak Force Field during Simultaneous Acupoint Stimulation of Urinary Bladder Point on Subject's Ear Resulting in Electric Current Change on Urinary Bladder reflex Point on Subject's Hands, and Related New Research Finding.
Evaluation of Reflexology by "BIOCERAMIC Resonance" Operation producing Weak Force Field during Simultaneous Acupoint Stimulation of Urinary Bladder Point on Subject's Ear Resulting in Electric Current Change on Urinary Bladder reflex Point on Subject's Hands, and Related New Research Finding. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2016;41(3-4):207-224 Authors: Zhang L, Chan P, Liu ZM, Gasbarri M, Lin MT, Chen CW, Hou AL, Chang CY, Chen YC, Chen YS, Chan WP, Leung TK Abstract OBJECTIVE: It was postulated in our previous publications that the meridian channels as conceived in Traditional Chinese Medicine (...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 9, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The Effects of Auricular and Body Acupuncture in Turkish Obese Female Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Indicated Both Methods Lost Body Weight But Auricular Acupuncture Was Better Than Body Acupuncture.
Authors: Yasemin C, Turan S, Kosan Z Abstract It was aimed to observe the efficacy of body acupuncture and auricular acupuncture for the management of obesity. Fifty female obese patients were randomized into 2 groups; a Body Acupuncture Group (GBA; n=25) and an Auricular Acupuncture Group (GAA; n=25). All patients were followed up for 12 weeks. Their anthropometric measurements (body weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, waist circumference and hip circumference) were recorded for analysis in every 15 days. Patients were compared in terms of anthropometric measurements. Patients in the GAA received 6 sessi...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - May 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Laser Treatment on Acupuncture Points Improves Pain and Wrist Functionality in Patients Undergoing Rehabilitation Therapy after Wrist Bone Fracture. A Randomized, Controlled, Blinded Study.
The objective of this study was to determine whether application of laser beam on acupuncture points has a positive effect on the rehabilitation of patients with a diagnosis of distal radius fracture (1.5 inches proximal to distal articular surface of the radius) when applied with active conventional physical therapy exercises. Patients with a distal radius fracture treated with closed reduction, percutaneous pinning, and a short cast for six weeks was included and were assigned to one of two study groups. The control group was given simulated laser acupuncture with the laser off, while the experimental group received lase...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - May 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The therapeutic potential of stimulating endogenous stem cell mobilization.
We present examples of tissue repair using these new modalities. Part of this paper was first presented at the international conference of acupuncture and electrotherapeutics held at Columbia University Oct. 2013. Since then the field has exploded and we will try to include some of the most relevant discoveries. PMID: 29772133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - May 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Significant heat sensitivity increase detected in various types of diabetes mellitus patients by Akabane test for use of management of diabetic patients.
Authors: Muzhikov V, Vershinina E, Belenky V, Muzhikov R Abstract In order to assess patterns of heat sensitivity thresholds in patients with diabetes mellitus, the Akabane test was carried out on patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) (250 men and 309 women) and patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) (158 men and 227 women). For comparison, a group of healthy subjects made up of 116 men and 277 women was also used. As soon as we revealed the influence of factors of pathology with a high significance level and gender and the interaction "gender*pathology", all the r...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 3, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Acupuncture Stimulation Analyzed from Multiple Aspects of Western Medical Science.
Authors: Inanç BB Abstract Skin is the biggest and most important organ of us. It has a large surface area and it is easily accessible. While we touch skin, piezoelectric stimulation starts, fundamental property of biological tissues, pressure electrification. And after this stimulation, ferroelectric and pyroelectric effects occur. While we insert the acupuncture needle into skin, we have created a conscious trauma and damage. After this, inflammatory phase, proliferation and tissue formation phase and tissue remodeling phase start. With embryological perspective, at that moment, we give stimulus ectodermal...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 3, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Optimal Dose of Vitamin D3 400 I.U. for Average Adults has A Significant Anti-Cancer Effect, While Widely Used 2000 I.U. or Higher Promotes Cancer: Marked Reduction of Taurine & 1α, 25(OH)2D3 Was Found In Various Cancer Tissues and Oral Intake of Optimal Dose of Taurine 175mg for Average Adults, Rather Than 500mg, Was Found to Be A New Potentially Safe and More Effective Method of Cancer Treatment.
We examined the concentration of Taurine in normal internal organs and in cancer using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. We found that Taurine levels in normal tissue are 4-6ng. But, the amount of Taurine of average normal value of 5.0-5.25ng was strikingly reduced to 0.0025-0.0028ng in this study of several examples in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, prostate, and lung, as well as breast cancer. The lowest Taurine levels of 0.0002-0.0005ng were found in so called Zika virus infected babies from Brazil with microcephaly. While Vitamin D3 receptor stimulant 1α, 25 (OH)2D3 in normal tissues was 0.45-0...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - June 3, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Early Detection of Autism (ASD) by a Non-invasive Quick Measurement of Markedly Reduced Acetylcholine & DHEA and Increased β-Amyloid (1-42), Asbestos (Chrysotile), Titanium Dioxide, Al, Hg & often Coexisting Virus Infections (CMV, HPV 16 and 18), Bacterial Infections etc. in the Brain and Corresponding Safe Individualized Effective Treatment.
Early Detection of Autism (ASD) by a Non-invasive Quick Measurement of Markedly Reduced Acetylcholine & DHEA and Increased β-Amyloid (1-42), Asbestos (Chrysotile), Titanium Dioxide, Al, Hg & often Coexisting Virus Infections (CMV, HPV 16 and 18), Bacterial Infections etc. in the Brain and Corresponding Safe Individualized Effective Treatment. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2015;40(3):157-87 Authors: Omura Y, Lu D, Jones MK, Nihrane A, Duvvi H, Shimotsuura Y, Ohki M Abstract A brief historical background on Autism & some of the important symptoms associated with Autism are summarized. Using ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

A New Theory on the Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Mechanisms from the Latest Medical Scientific Point of View.
Authors: Inanç BB Abstract Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles through the skin at specific points on the body to achieve therapeutic effects and is an ancient Chinese art of healing. Using ancient scientific principles, acupuncture treats illnesses by bringing a person's body into harmony and regulating the balance of Yin and Yang. Balancing Yin and Yang is one basic principle of Chinese medicine, and balancing methods for combination of meridians and acupoints have been described throughout the history of Chinese medicine. Clinical observations ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Beneficial Acupuncture Treatment For Systemic Sclerosis which was Non-Responsive To Medications.
This report presents the successful outcome of acupuncture treatment applied to two female systemic sclerosis patients who had suffered from the disease for seven years (aged 54 years) and 30 years (aged 65 years), despite the use of various drugs. PMID: 26829845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Localization of cholecystokinin and vasoactive intestinal peptide in lower biliary tract in cats following electroacupuncture on right Qimen (LR14) and Riyue (GB 24): an immunohistochemistry study.
This study was designed to investigate the changes of neurotransmitters such as CCK and VIP in lower biliary tract in cats receiving EA stimulation. After cats were anesthetized with intramuscular injection of ketamine hydrochloride, they were prepared to conduct EA stimulation on right Qimen (LR14) and Riyue (GB 24). The parameters of EA were 6 pulses/ 3 sec and 45 pulses/ 3 sec alternatively in frequency, 1-2 mA in intensity and 20 min in stimulation duration. After the completeness of EA stimulation, visceral organs such as gallbladder, duodenum and the sphincter of Oddi were removed and frozen for immunohistochemistry ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Aging-related changes in the transcriptional profile of cerebrum in senescence-accelerated mouse (SAMP10) is remarkably retarded by acupuncture.
Authors: Yu J, Yu T, Han J Abstract Brain aging plays a pivotal role in senescence process and is related to cognition impairments and memory deficit and increases the risk of neurological disorders, but ideal therapeutic intervention has not been found. Here we report a dramatic effect of acupuncture, a powerful non-drug therapy way, on preventing changes in gene expression profiles with aging in senescence-accelerated mouse (SAMP10). We show that 48 genes in 588 genes examined display 2-fold or greater changes in gene expression with aging. However, we find that acupuncture can completely or partially prevent exp...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Efficacy of ear-point stimulation on experimentally induced seizure.
This study was to observe the effects of ear-point stimulation on electrocorticogram of sensorimotor cortex and behaviors of rats with penicillin-induced seizure. The model of epilepsy was by injecting penicillin into the hippocampus. One hour later, the lower 1/2 auricular lobules containing ear-points Pizhixia, Shenmen_Zeng and Nao, etc. as humans, or great auricular nerve of seizure rats, were treated twice with electrical stimulation (parameters of stimulation were as follows: electrical current intensity 0.14 approximately 0.2 mA, frequency about 80Hz, 30 min on and 30 min off). The outcome showed that rats appeared e...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The future of the application of the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test in Sports Psychology.
Authors: Ozerkan KN Abstract The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, originally developed by Dr. Omura, utilizes changes in the degree of strength of voluntary movements of muscles of the fingers under a definite muscle tonus, making Bi-Digital O-Rings, as an indicator of pathology in the body. Research in Sports Psychology can use the classical measurement methods and Bi-Digital O-Ring Test method comparatively and thus produce new findings regarding the reliability and certainty of the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test test. It seems probable that by using the non-invasive Bi-Digital O-Ring Test test, it is possible to measure enzymes,...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Excessive use of Steroid Hormone & beneficial effects of True St. 36 acupuncture on malignant brain tumors--part I; how to estimate non-invasively presence of excess dose of Steroid Hormone in patients, baseball players & other professional athletes from its toxic effects on heart & pancreas, as well as persistent or recurrent infection--part II.
Excessive use of Steroid Hormone & beneficial effects of True St. 36 acupuncture on malignant brain tumors--part I; how to estimate non-invasively presence of excess dose of Steroid Hormone in patients, baseball players & other professional athletes from its toxic effects on heart & pancreas, as well as persistent or recurrent infection--part II. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2005;30(1-2):57-102 Authors: Omura Y Abstract Using accurate organ representation areas map of the face, originally mapped by the author using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Resonance Phenomena between two identical substances, on...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture enhances striatal neurogenesis in adult rat brains after a transient cerebral middle artery occlusion.
In this study, we investigated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on ischemia-induced neurogenesis in the striatum of adult rat brains with a 30-minute middle cerebral artery occlusion. Injection of bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU, 30 mg/kg, i.p., cell proliferation marker) and 1,1'-dioctadecyl-6,6'-di(4-sulfophenyl)-3,3',3',3' -tetramethylindocarbo-cyanine (DiI, 1 microg/ microl, i.c.v, lipophilic neuronal tracer) combined with multiple fluorescence immunostaining were used to determine whether the proliferated cells were newly generated neurons and where they originated from in the brain. We demonstrated that EA treatment (6...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

An exploratory study of the relationship between the midday-midnight law and electrical conduction properties of corresponding acupuncture points.
Authors: Lee MS, Shin BC, Jeong DM Abstract The midday-midnight law is a well-known empirical law in Oriental medicine stating that the circadian rhythm of internal organs influences their paired organs according to the time of day. However, there has been little research to test the purported relationship between the time of day and organ function. The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate whether the midday-midnight law applies to the meridian activity and the electrical conduction properties of the acupuncture points. We used the digital readout instrument (MERIDIAN) to measure electrical conducti...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Electro-acupuncture improves epileptic seizures induced by kainic acid in taurine-depletion rats.
Authors: Jin HB, Li B, Gu J, Cheng JS, Yang R Abstract Electro-acupuncture (EA) partially inhibited epilepsy with great success. The biological basis underlying EA anti-convulsion remained uncertain, which resulted in limited application and slow improvement of acupuncture. Our previous study indicated that taurine may play an inhibitory role against epilepsy as an inhibitory amino acid in the central nervous system and EA may inhibit epilepsy via up-regulating the expression of taurine transporter to increase the release of taurine. Involvement of taurine in kainic acid (KA)-induced epilepsy and anti-convulsion of...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Beneficial effects and side effects of DHEA: true anti-aging and age-promoting effects, as well as anti-cancer and cancer-promoting effects of DHEA evaluated from the effects on the normal and cancer cell telomeres and other parameters.
Authors: Omura Y Abstract The author evaluated the effects of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) on the amount of telomeres of normal cells and cancer cells and found the following: Contrary to the literature, which often recommended 25-50 mg of DHEA daily for the average adult human being, the author found that, depending on the individual, the maximum increase of normal cell telomere was obtained by a single optimal dose of 1.25-12.5 mg. This was examined in 50 people, both males and females, between the ages of 20-80 years old. When one optimal dose was given to each individual, the average telomere amount in normal ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on nNOS and iNOS expression in the rostral ventrolateral medulla of stress-induced hypertensive rats.
This study was to observe the changes of the neuronal and inducible nitric oxide synthase (nNOS & iNOS) as well as their mRNAs in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) of stress-induced hypertensive rats before and after acupuncture, and thereby to infer the curative mechanism of acupuncture on hypertension. The result indicated that the systolic blood pressure (SBP) of stress group rats was increased significantly (P
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of electroacupuncture on ovariectomized rats: implications of modern scientific mechanisms on acupuncture curing woman perimenopausal syndrome.
This article is intended to present the experimental data about the effects of electroacupuncture at Guanyuan (RN 4), bilateral Zhongji (RN 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and bilateral Zigong (EXCA 1) in the ovariectomized rats. The EA stimulation produced from a Model G6805-H EA apparatus, and the stimulation parameters were frequency of 3Hz and intensity about 1-2mA, which was progressed in recent years by our group, so as to provide preliminary scientific background of acupuncture therapy of female perimenopausal syndrome. PMID: 16617692 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Microwave propagation on acupuncture channels.
In this study, a new modality of using microwave was investigated. Microwave energy in the frequency range of 250 approximately 550MHz was irradiated on an acupuncture point. Transmitted microwave energy along the meridian was measured at the next acupuncture point of the same meridian. Diabetic and cancer patients were compared with healthy persons. Normal group consisted of 50 healthy persons. Diabetic group included 50 diabetic patients. Breast cancer group had also 50 patients. All 12 meridians on both right and left hands and feet were measured. For the diabetic group, the microwave energy propagation in this frequenc...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Characterization of DNA-containing granules flowing through the meridian-like system on the internal organs of rabbits.
Authors: Ogay V, Baik KY, Lee BC, Soh KS Abstract It is an essential question for acupuncture whether the acupuncture meridians form an anatomically distinctive system of threadlike ducts that spread throughout an animal body. We observed the threadlike structures on the surface of internal organs of animals. This threadlike structure may be the physical basis of the meridian-like network of internal organs as detected by the Bi-Digital O-Ring test imaging method. One of the characteristics of the threadlike structures is the presence of DNA containing granules or Bonghan granules that flow through the ducts. The a...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The effect of "Zusanli" (ST. 36) acupuncture on the bio-availability of sodium pertechnetate in Wistar rats.
The effect of "Zusanli" (ST. 36) acupuncture on the bio-availability of sodium pertechnetate in Wistar rats. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2006;31(1-2):33-44 Authors: Senna-Fernandes V, França D, Moreno SF, Santos-Filho S, Rogers PA, Bernardo-Filho M, Guimarães MA Abstract The effect of acupuncture stimulation at Zusanli point (ST.36) on the bioavailability of radio-pharmaceutical 99mTc-sodium pertechnetate (Na99mTcO4) in Wistar rats was investigated. Ten healthy rats were allocated into two groups of five. Group 1 (n=5) was treated by acupuncture by inserting stainless steel needle...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Effects of electro-acupuncture on serum cytokine level and peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulation at immune-related and non-immune-related points.
In this study, we can understand that EA may modulate the peripheral blood lymphocyte subpopulations and serum cytokine levels of the immune system. PMID: 17063830 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Asbestos as a possible major cause of malignant lung tumors (including small cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma & mesothelioma), brain tumors (i.e. astrocytoma & glioblastoma multiforme), many other malignant tumors, intractable pain including fibromyalgia, & some cardio-vascular pathology: Safe & effective methods of reducing asbestos from normal & pathological areas.
Asbestos as a possible major cause of malignant lung tumors (including small cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma & mesothelioma), brain tumors (i.e. astrocytoma & glioblastoma multiforme), many other malignant tumors, intractable pain including fibromyalgia, & some cardio-vascular pathology: Safe & effective methods of reducing asbestos from normal & pathological areas. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2006;31(1-2):61-125 Authors: Omura Y Abstract High incidences of Small Cell Carcinoma & Adenocarcinoma of the lung, Astrocytoma & Glioblastoma Multiforme of the brain and Mesothelioma of ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Firsthand experience of applying "(+) Polarity of Special Solar Energy Stored Paper" on painful joints.
Firsthand experience of applying "(+) Polarity of Special Solar Energy Stored Paper" on painful joints. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2006;31(1-2):127-9 Authors: Woessner J PMID: 17063832 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Evaluation of sedation on electroencephalographic spectral edge frequency 95 in dogs sedated by acupuncture at GV20 or Yintang and sedative combination.
Authors: Kim MS, Soh KS, Nam TC, Seo KM, Litscher G Abstract The spectral edge frequency (SEF) 95 is one of the electroencephalographic (EEG) parameters, which is a relatively simple and effective method to evaluate a sedative status. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on electroencephalographic SEF 95 in dogs (4.2 - 6.1 kg, 1-2 years old) sedated by a sedative. The acupoints used were the GV20 point and Yintang point. The sedatives used were acepromazine, butorphanol, diazepam, medetomidine, and phenobarbital, each using a different mechanism. The sedation level was assessed by a SEF 9...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Auricular acupuncture reduces intraoperative fentanyl requirement during hip arthroplasty--a randomized double-blinded study.
Authors: Usichenko TI, Dinse M, Lysenyuk VP, Wendt M, Pavlovic D, Lehmann C Abstract We studied whether auricular acupuncture reduces analgesic requirement during total hip arthroplasty. Sixty-four patients were enrolled in this patient/anesthesiologist-blinded study according to inclusion criteria. They were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture with indwelling fixed needles (points lung, shenmen, forehead and hip) or sham procedure (4 non-acupuncture points on the helix). Surgery was performed under standardized general anesthesia with volatile anesthetic isoflurane and opioid analgesic fentanyl, whereby isofl...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Sucrose preference is restored by electro-acupuncture combined with chlorimipramine in the depression-model rats.
Authors: Yu J, Li XY, Cao XD, Wu GC Abstract The present study was to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with chlorimipramine on the sucrose preference of depressive rats induced by chronic mild stress (CMS). Rats were exposed chronically (1st - 4th week) to a variety of mild unpredictable stresses. The tricyclic antidepressant chlorimipramine and EA were administrated on these depressive rats for 6 weeks (5th - 11th week). EA was applied at points of "Bai-Hui" (Du 20) and "An-Mian" (EX 17) (right side), by EA apparatus (Model 6805-2, Shanghai). Dense (60Hz/5sec)-sparse (...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Isolation of genes involved in the preventive effect of electroacupuncture at Fenglong acupoint (ST40) on hypercholesterolemia mice by suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) combined with negative subtraction chain (NSC) technology.
Authors: Li X, Zhang Y, Yan W, Kang J, Kang Y, Lie M Abstract We have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) at Fenglong acupoint (ST40) has the cholesterol-lowering effect in hypercholesterolemia mice. The present study was designed to study preventive effect of EA at ST40 on hypercholesterolemia. C57BL/6j mice were randomly divided into normal group (NG), hypercholesterolemia group (HG) and EA prevention group (EPG). NG were fed chow, HG a hypercholesterolemic diet (HD), and EPG the same HD and received EA treatment simultaneously. Lipid profile of both the plasma and liver indicated that EA at ST40 had preventive ef...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Reduced glucose uptake with markedly increased gastrin releasing peptide, osteopontine & asbestos found in dark black areas of PET Scan of chest wall in patient with mesothelioma.
Reduced glucose uptake with markedly increased gastrin releasing peptide, osteopontine & asbestos found in dark black areas of PET Scan of chest wall in patient with mesothelioma. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2006;31(3-4):247-57 Authors: Omura Y, Shimotsuura Y, Duvvi H, Ohata N, Ohki M Abstract PET Scans are most often used for detecting cancer and other malignant tumors because for most of them, glucose uptake is higher than in normal tissues. However, in mesothelioma, our study showed excessive deposits of Asbestos of 0.5 mg BDORT units, and markedly reduced Glucose uptake of less than 1/30 of norma...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Influences of electroacupuncture on the expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 following, focal cerebral ischemia in monkeys.
Authors: Gao H, Guo J, Zhao P, Cheng J Abstract It is known that electro-acupuncture (EA) has neuroprotective effects on cerebral ischemia, however, whether insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) as a potent nerve regeneration agent involved is unknown. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of EA against cerebral ischemia whether influence IGF-1 expression following the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in monkeys. The results indicated that after occlusion of MCA, the IGF-1mRNA and protein expression was down-regulated. EA, given 15 minutes after occlusion of MC...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Reducing the in-vitro electromagnetic field effect of cellular phones on human DNA and the intensity of their emitted radiation.
This article introduces a novel in-vitro method for demonstrating conformational changes in human DNA induced by a 5 minute exposure to cellular phone radiation emitted by an actual contemporary cellular phone. Dynamic changes in DNA conformation was determined in real-time by measuring the rate of DNA rewinding (in a spectrophotometer) following exposure to heat which causes the unwinding of the two strands of the helix. Cellular phone radiation produced a 40% increase in the rate of DNA rewinding. This effect was 95% attenuated when the experiment was repeated with the same cellular phone to which was attached a commerci...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Anxiety control of dental patients by clinical combination of acupuncture, Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, and eye movement desensitization with sedation via submucosal route.
We examined clinical applications of the eye movement (EM) component of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) on fearful dental patients who have histories of traumatic dental experiences. We also used Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT) to select the proper dosage of sedative to minimize the adverse side effects. For patients who did not respond well to EM, we used BDORT to select the proper sedative medication and its dosage. In certain difficult cases, we supplemented these techniques with acupuncture to augment the sedative effects. Findings were based on the clinical impressions and assessments of both the patients and the op...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Anatomical relationship between traditional acupuncture point ST 36 and Omura's ST 36 (True ST 36) with their therapeutic effects: 1) inhibition of cancer cell division by markedly lowering cancer cell telomere while increasing normal cell telomere, 2) improving circulatory disturbances, with reduction of abnormal increase in high triglyceride, L-homocystein, CRP, or cardiac troponin I & T in blood by the stimulation of Omura's ST 36--Part 1.
Anatomical relationship between traditional acupuncture point ST 36 and Omura's ST 36 (True ST 36) with their therapeutic effects: 1) inhibition of cancer cell division by markedly lowering cancer cell telomere while increasing normal cell telomere, 2) improving circulatory disturbances, with reduction of abnormal increase in high triglyceride, L-homocystein, CRP, or cardiac troponin I & T in blood by the stimulation of Omura's ST 36--Part 1. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2007;32(1-2):31-70 Authors: Omura Y, Chen Y, Lu DP, Shimotsura Y, Ohki M, Duvvi H Abstract Using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Resonance Ph...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Comparison of the effectiveness of the traditional acupuncture point, ST. 36 and Omura's ST.36 Point (True ST. 36) needling on the isokinetic knee extension & flexion strength of young soccer players.
Comparison of the effectiveness of the traditional acupuncture point, ST. 36 and Omura's ST.36 Point (True ST. 36) needling on the isokinetic knee extension & flexion strength of young soccer players. Acupunct Electrother Res. 2007;32(1-2):71-9 Authors: Ozerkan KN, Bayraktar B, Sahinkaya T, Goksu OC, Yucesir I, Yildiz S Abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of the Traditional acupuncture point ST.36 and 'Omura's ST.36 Point' ("True ST.36") needling on the isokinetic knee extension & flexion strength of young soccer players. The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (B.D.O.R.T...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Depth of penetration of an 850nm wavelength low level laser in human skin.
In this study most laser radiation was absorbed within the first 1mm of skin. PMID: 18077939 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research)
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

How to standardize 3 finger positions of examiner for palpating radial pulses at wrist in traditional Chinese medicine.
This study was to provide a standardized definition of the positioning method of finger placement on the radial artery for pulse diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM); that is, to define the locations of Cun, Guan and Chi in TCM. A total of 200 subjects (100 males and 100 females, 18-40 years of age) were recruited from the general population. According to ancient TCM records, the "6% of the elbow length" (ELx6%) is used as the standard method of establishing the length of Cun. We hypothesized that the highest point of "prominent bone" (PB) is the lower limit of Cun, so "the distance betw...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Comparing the clinical effect of five varying locations of LI.4 acupoint.
Authors: Lu DP, Lu GP, Gabriel PL Abstract LI.4 is a major acupoint but the method of locating it has not been standardized. In fact, description of method for locating this acupoint often varies in the classic and traditional texts. It might signify this point may be varied from one to another person. Our comparative study of locating and subsequent acupuncturing these locations revealed some interesting features of LI.4 from our collected clinical data in that location 1 had a better therapeutic effect for toothache relief and analgesia-anesthesia effect than for headache relief, location 2 was better for headach...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The antipruritic effect of acupuncture on serotonin-evoked itch in rats.
Authors: Han JB, Kim CW, Sun B, Kim SK, Lee MG, Park DS, Min BI Abstract The antipruritic effect of acupuncture was studied using a rat model of hindlimb scratching. After acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA), which was conducted for 30 min, itch-associated behavior was induced by an intradermal injection of 2% serotonin (20 microl) into the rostral back, and then numbers of scratching bouts were counted for 60 min. During the first experiment, acupuncture stimulations were applied to several different points. However acupuncture significantly reduced numbers of scratchings only when applied to cervical dermatome...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

The role of the intensity of low frequency electroacupuncture stimulation on the modulation of capsaicin-induced edema in the rat paw. A blind controlled study.
Authors: Ceccherelli F, Gagliardi G, Casale R, Roveri A, Ori C Abstract Experimental animal and clinical human data suggest that electroacupuncture (EAP) reduces the release of substance P from sensitive neurons, both at medullar level and in the periphery. Aim of our study is to verify the effect of different intensities of stimulation on edema induced by subcutaneous administration of capsaicin. The study was performed on 72 male Sprague-Dawley rats divided into 4 experimental groups according to the intensity of electrostimulation (5, 10, 50, 70 mA) and a control group. A constant current electrical stimulator d...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research

Heat transfer involved in a warm (moxa-heated) needle treatment.
Authors: Huang VC, Sheu TW Abstract A numerical study was performed to reveal the temperature distributions in tissues around the GB38 acupoint during the warm (moxa-heated) needle treatment (WNT). The proposed WNT model involves a needle, needle handle and the calf section around the GB38 acupoint. For validating the numerical results, measurement using the calibrated infrared (IR) camera was also conducted. Our aim was to calculate the skin surface temperature and the temperatures under warm needle at different depths beneath the skin. From the temperature profile along the centerline of the acupuncture needle, t...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - November 30, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research