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Comparison of the Prophylactic Effect Between Acupuncture and Acupressure on Menstrual Migraine: Results of a Pilot Study
Discussion Results of the pilot study suggest that both VA and AP could be considered as alternative and safe prophylactic interventions for MM. Register ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02592681. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Management of Primary Dysmenorrhoea: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion Acupuncture could be considered as an effective treatment modality for the management of primary dysmenorrhoea. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 12, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Biocompatibility of Nanoporous Acupuncture Needles
Publication date: Available online 7 April 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Saurav Sorcar, Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il In We investigate the biocompatibility of a new class of acupuncture needles that possess a hierarchical nano-microscale porous surface topology, referred to as porous acupuncture needles (PANs). The PANs are synthesized via a facile electrochemical anodization technique by which a surface area approximately twenty times greater than a conventional acupuncture needle, of the same diameter, is obtained. PAN biocompatibility is evaluated utilizing a variety of standard tests, wi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Expression of genes in primo vasculature floating in lymphatic endothelium under lipopolysaccharide and acupuncture electric stimulation
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Jun-Young Shin, Jong-Ok Ji, Da-Woon Choi, Sang-Heon Choi, Jong-Gu Choi, Min-Suk Rho, Ji Yoon Lee, Sang-Suk Lee It is known that the existence of primo vascular system (PVS) including the primo nodes and vessels. However, it is poorly understood the relevant genes in the PVS system both patho- and physiologic condition. Here, we first examined the gene expression in primo vessels (PV) floating in lymphatic endothelium by isolation of PVS and lymphatic vessels (LV) containing PVS. To investigate therapeutic effects,...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Beneficial Effects of Electroacupuncture at PC6 Acupoints (Neiguan) on Myocardial Ischemia in ASIC3 -/- mice
This study aims to investigate the possible mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) at PC6 to improve myocardial ischemia (MI) by regulating the cardiac transient outward potassium current channel (Ito). According to the random number table, the mice were divided into 6 groups of 6 mice each: control group, MI group, PC6, LU7 (Lieque-point), ST36 (Zusanli-point), and nonacupoint group. Mice in the control group were injected with saline (20mg/kg, 24 hours interval), and the other ASIC3 -/- mice were injected subcutaneously twice with isoproterenol (ISO) (20mg/kg, 24 hours interval). In the pre-experiment, 5mg/kg, 10mg/kg, 20...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the treatment of paraneoplastic night sweats
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Visweswaran Ramasamy This case report describes acupuncture treatment to manage paraneoplastic night sweating secondary to pancreatic cancer. A 56 year old gentleman with a 2 month history of night sweating responded well over a 10 week course of acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture was selected for symptom management after no success was achieved with pharmacological and conventional managements. The severity of night sweating had reduced from 9/10 to 1/10 on Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at the end of treatment. Th...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Isoflurane and the Analgesic Effect of Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture in an  Animal Model of Neuropathic Pain
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Lauren Naomi Spezia Adachi, Rafael Vercelino, Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa Leal Scarabelot, Andressa de Souza, Liciane Fernandes Medeiros, Stefania Giotti Cioato, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L.S. Torres The present study aimed to determine whether isoflurane interferes with the analgesic effects of acupuncture (Ac) and electroacupuncture (EA), using a neuropathic pain (NP) rat model. In total, 140 male Wistar rats were used; isoflurane-induced nociceptive response was evaluated using the von Frey test, serum calcium-bind...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Tamer S. Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of the Cost-utility Analysis of Electroacupuncture and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs  in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
Conclusion The results indicate a significant difference between EA and NSAIDs in cases of both utility and total cost. The findings demonstrate that EA is more cost-effective than NSAIDs, as therefore can be considered as an alternative treatment for CLBP, with reasonable cost-utility. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Single or multiple electroacupuncture sessions in nonspecific low back pain: Are we low-responders to EA?
The objective of this study was compare the effects of one or multiple sessions of electroacupuncture (EA) in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). The outcome measures were Visual Analogue Score (VAS), pressure pain threshold (PPT), McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), low back skin temperature, surface electromyography (EMG) of longissimus muscle (contraction/rest) and blood cytokines. After examination (AV0), patients were submitted to EA (2Hz, 30 minutes, bilaterally at the SP6, BL23, BL31, BL32, BL33 and BL60) and were revaluated after one week (AV1). Patients with VAS&a...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Isoflurane and the analgesic effect of acupuncture and electroacupuncture in an animal model of neuropathic pain
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Lauren Naomi Spezia Adachi, Rafael Vercelino, Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa Leal Scarabelot, Andressa de Souza, Liciane Fernandes Medeiros, Stefania Giotti Cioato, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L.S. Torres The present study aimed to determine whether isoflurane interferes with the analgesic effects of acupuncture (Ac) and electroacupuncture (EA), using a neuropathic pain (NP) rat model. In total, 140 male Wistar rats were used; isoflurane-induced nociceptive response was evaluated using the von Frey test, serum calcium-bind...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A New Theory for Acupuncture: Promoting Robust Regulation
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Yuan Xu, Yang Guo, Yuru Song, Kuo Zhang, Yiping Zhang, Qiang Li, Shouhai Hong, Yangyang Liu, Yi Guo Robustness, an ability of biological networks to uphold their functionalities in the face of perturbations, is a key characteristic of all living systems. Acupuncture is a procedure in which fine needles are inserted into an individual at discrete points and then manipulated, with the intent of preventing and curing diseases. Acupuncture does not directly eliminate pathogenic factors or pathological tissue; rathe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treating Pain in Pregnancy with Acupuncture: Observational Study Results from a Free Clinic in New Zealand
Discussion Patient-reported and treatment-related lumbopelvic pain symptom reduction findings provide further evidence that acupuncture in pregnancy is safe and beneficial in a field setting. We discuss this study's unique contributions in providing guidance for clinicians who practice acupuncture in pregnancy, including midwives, physiotherapists, and physicians. Teaser PRECIS: Pregnant women treated for lumbopelvic pain with acupuncture in a hospital-based clinic in New Zealand reported significant pain reduction and few adverse events. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cost-Utility Analysis of Electro acupuncture Comparing Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
Conclusion The results indicate a significant difference between EA and NSAIDs in cases of both utility and total cost. The findings demonstrate that EA is more cost-effective than NSAIDs, as therefore can be considered as an alternative treatment for CLBP, with reasonable cost-utility. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 2, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Scalp Acupuncture For The Treatment Of Motor Function In Acute Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Colette Widrin An acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is the result of a traumatic injury to the spinal cord caused by a contusion, compression or severing of the spinal cord. There are approximately 17,000 new cases each year, of which, males account for 80%. Approximately 65% of these injuries cause incomplete, or partial, damage to the spinal cord. Comprehensive treatment is essential to restore maximum function. Surgical procedures, stem cell therapy, pharmaceutical agents and physical therapy are employed to mi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Assessing the Links Between Anthropometrics Data and Akabane Test Results
Publication date: Available online 12 January 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov According to popular belief, metabolic disorders and imbalances are one of the main factors contributing to various human illnesses. Early diagnosis of these disorders is one of the main methods for preventing serious diseases. The goal of this study was to assess the correlations between main physical indicators and the activity of certain acupuncture channels using the thermal Akabane test based on ancient Chinese diagnostic methods. This test ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Kinesio taping associated with acupuncture in the treatment of the paretic upper limb after stroke
This study aimed to analyze the effects of acupuncture associated with KT on the upper limb of patients with chronic hemiparesis after stroke. Clinical study in which sixteen subjects were divided into two intervention groups: Acupuncture (ACP) – twelve sessions of Acupuncture, and Acupuncture + Kinesio Taping (ACP_KT) - twelve sessions of Acupuncture plus KT. Modified Ashworth Scale (spasticity), active goniometry (Range of Motion - ROM) and Wolf Motor Function Test (speed of movement) were used to assess the function of the affected upper limb. As a main result, both groups reduced spasticity in some studied muscul...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for the treatment of calcific tendonitis. A pilot Study
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas P, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios Petrou Current treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections. If unsuccessful, a lot of clinicians suggest several physiotherapy modalities, such as shockwave therapy and electrotherapy. The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture, as a substitute for failed medical tre...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The acupuncture therapeutic approach in temporal arteritis vasculitis: A case report
In conclusion, while cortisone is the first preference in the treatment of temporal arteritis, we think that acupuncture aimed at the cause of accompanying symptoms can also be useful. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Being Adaptive to Pain Enhances Sham Acupuncture Analgesia: A Crossover Healthy Human Study
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Zhen Zheng, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dong Y. Yao, Genevieve Iversen, Charlie C. Xue, Kelun Wang We have reported a model that distinguishes pain adaptive individuals (PA) from those who are pain non-adaptive (PNA). The present randomised, cross-over, participant-assessor blinded study aimed to determine the impact of pain adaptability on individuals’ response to real and sham acupuncture. Healthy volunteers (nine PA and 13 PNA) were randomly allocated to receive real and sham acupuncture on...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of Evidence-Based Autism Symptoms  Enhancement by Acupuncture
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the present study, the specific channels and points selection and stimulation types need further investigation through clinical trials. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Smoking Disturbs the Intrinsic Tendencies of Autonomic Nervous System Reflected in the Bioelectric Potential at 12 Alarm Points: A Pilot Study
Conclusions This study suggests that smoking increases sympathetic activity in smokers with a parasympathetic tendency, whereas it lessens sympathetic activity in smokers with a sympathetic tendency. Smoking does this by eliminating the intrinsic tendency of the autonomic nervous system, and these effects can be observed in the BEP at 12 alarm points. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Patterns of Energy Imbalance of the Meridians in Patients with Temporomandibular Dysfunction
In conclusion, volunteers with TMD presented a pattern of Qi deficiency, and the most prevalent imbalance patterns identified were in the kidney and bladder coupled meridians and in the energetic planes Shao Yin (heart/kidney) and Shao Yang (triple energizer/gall bladder). (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Auricular and Systemic Acupuncture on the Electromyographic Activity of the Trapezius muscle with Trigger Points – pilot Study
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Patrícia Silva de Camargo, Carla Rigo Lima, Maria Luiza de Andrade E Rezende, Adriana Teresa Silva, João Wagner Rodrigues Hernandez, Andréia Maria Silva (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of Evidence-Based Autism Symptom  Enhancement by Acupuncture
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the on the present study, specific channels and point stimulation regimens need further investigation on regimens' efficacy and agree certain methods of stimulation. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A curious oversight in acupuncture research
This article describes the main features overlooked and suggests how these might be investigated in future acupuncture research. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Simulation In Cupping Training: An Innovation Method
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Tamer Aboushanab, Saud M. AlSanad (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of acupuncture with ibuprofen for pain management in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis- a randomised double blind clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Haneesh Murugesan, Sujatha Venkatappan, Senthil Kumar Renganathan, Srinivasan Narasimhan, Mahalaxmi Sekar Emergency pain management in symptomatic irreversible pulpitis commonly includes use of non-narcotic analgesics. Acupuncture has been used in dentistry to alleviate pain after tooth extraction. The aim of this randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of acupuncture therapy and ibuprofen for pain management in such patients. A total of 157 subjects ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Being adaptive to pain enhances sham acupuncture analgesia: a cross-over healthy human study
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Zhen Zheng, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dong Yuan Yao, Genevieve Iversen, Charlie Changli Xue, Kelun Wang (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Effect On Pain, Mouth Opening Limitation And On The Energy Meridians In Patients With Temporomandibular Dysfunction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
In conclusion, volunteers with TMD presented a pattern of energy deficiency and the most prevalent imbalance patterns identified were in the Meridians coupled to the Kidney and Bladder, and in the Shao Yin (Heart/Kidney) and Shao Yang (Triple Energizer/Gall Bladder) Energetic Planes. The acupuncture points used were equally effective in reducing pain in both groups; increasing the unassisted mouth opening limitation without pain in the Treatment group, and were also effective in preserving the Yin energy in the Treatment group. The Yang energy decreased equally in both groups. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - September 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Contact Tools in Japanese Acupuncture: Ethnography of Acupuncture Practitioners in Japan
This study aimed to identify procedural elements of Japanese acupuncture, describe these elements in detail, and explain them in terms of the key thematic category of treatment principles. Between August 2012 and December 2016, ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Japan. In total, 38 participants were recruited by chain referral and emergent sampling. Data was collected through participant observation, interviews, and by analyzing documents. A total of 22 participants agreed to clinical observation; 221 treatments were observed with 172 patients. Seventeen consented to formal interviews and 28 to informal interviews. Th...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - September 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor (Electrodermal Conductance at Acupuncture Points and Asthma)
Publication date: August 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 10, Issue 4 Author(s): Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M. Srinivasan (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - September 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Laser acupuncture at GV20 improves brain damage and oxidative stress in animal model of focal ischemic stroke
In conclusion, laser acupuncture at GV20 decreases brain infarction volume in cerebral ischemic rats, at least in part due to decreased oxidative stress. Further study is warranted to investigate other possible underlying mechanisms. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - September 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antidepressant Effects of Pharmacopuncture on Behavior and Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Expression in Chronic Stress Model of Mice
Conclusion HJ11 improves depressive-like behaviors in stress-induced mouse model of depression, and the results indicate that neuroprotective effect of HJ11 identified by BDNF expression may play a critical role in its antidepressant effect. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Contact Tools in Japanese Acupuncture: An ethnography of acupuncture practitioners in Japan
This study aimed to identify procedural elements of Japanese acupuncture, describe these elements in detail and explain them in terms of the key thematic category of treatment principles. Between August 2012 and December 2016, ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Japan. Thirty eight participants were recruited by chain referral and emergent sampling. Data was collected through participant observation, interviews and by analysing documents. Twenty two participants agreed to clinical observation; 221 treatments were observed with 172 patients. Seventeen consented to formal interviews and 28 to informal interviews. Themati...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of Acupuncture in the treatment of restless legs syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Gholamreza Raissi, Bijan Forogh, Tannaz Ahadi, Samaneh Ghahramanpoori, Pouya Ghaboussi, Simin Sajadi The aim of this study was to examine the additive effect of medical acupuncture on controlling the symptoms of restless legs syndrome. 46 randomly allocated patients diagnosed with RLS, assigned to receive either 10 sessions of acupuncture plus gabapentin (300mg/day) or gabapentin (300mg/day) alone (23 patients in each group) over 4 weeks in a single blind study. The symptoms of patients were assessed by Visual A...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Studying hardness meter spring strength to understand hardness distribution on body surfaces
Conclusion] 4.90 N spring strength was best suited for imaging cancer in the breast cancer palpation model. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of point placement by veterinary professionals with different levels of acupuncture training in a canine cadaver model
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Toni Yang, Justin Shmalberg, Lindsay Hochman, Erin Miscioscia, Meghan Brumby, Kelsey McKenna, Amber Roth Veterinary acupuncture is becoming increasingly implemented for various disease processes, with growing numbers of veterinarians pursuing advanced training to meet the rising demand for this relatively new intervention. Accurate acupoint placement remains challenging, with individual practitioners relying on varying methods of point identification, often compounded by the transpositional nature of points for ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Low-level Laser Therapy on P6 Acupoint to Control Gag Reflex in Children: A  Clinical Trial
Publication date: Available online 28 July 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Himani Goel, Shivani Mathur, Meera Sandhu, Pulkit Jhingan, Vinod Sachdev (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect Of Low Level Laser Therapy On P6 Acupoint To Control Gag Reflex In Children: A Clinical Trial
Publication date: Available online 28 July 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Himani Goel, Shivani Mathur, Meera Sandhu, Pulkit Jhingan, Vinod Sachdev (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quality assessment of randomized controlled trials of moxibustion using STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials Of Moxibustion (STRICTOM) and Risk of Bias (ROB)
Conclusion The quality of reporting of RCTs of moxibustion remains incomplete according to the STRICTOM and ROB tool at present. Researchers should consider the STRICTOM and ROB for improving not only the completeness of reporting but also the study design. General guidelines for RCTs of moxibustion are also required. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 27, 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 was an effective treatment method in inhibiting inflammatory conditions, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokineTh2 (IL-4, IL-6), and Th2 (IL-1β, TNF-α) mRNA compared with DNCB treatment. Acupuncture treatment also inhibited nuclear factor-κB p65, phosphorylation of IκBα, and phosphorylation of occludin proteins expression. Furthermore, it ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Electroacupuncture 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 in 2013 came to our clinic in 2015 with complaints of paraplegia, sensory disturbances, pain, exertional dyspnea, poor quality of sleep, emotional instability, and depression. This was a recurrent attack that had been exacerbated by post-traumatic stress. Owing to pain and functional disabilities, he was struggling to actively participate in the treatment modalities offered at our center. A modified protocol of electroacupunct...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine 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

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

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

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

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

Laser Acupuncture at HT7 Improves the Cerebellar Disorders in Valproic Acid-Rat Model of Autism
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Jurairat Khongrum, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn The novel therapeutic strategy against autism is essential due to the limited therapeutic efficacy. Based on the benefit of laser acupuncture at HT7 acupoint on the neurological disorders related with oxidative stress and inflammation, its benefit on oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and GABAergic/glutamatergic imbalance in cerebellum of autism have been considered. To elucidate this issue, male rat pups were induced autistic-like conditions by valproic acid (VPA) and...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Professor George Lewith
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Felicity L. Bishop (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 30, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research