Acupuncture in the Management of Medication Overuse and Drug-Induced Aseptic Meningitis Headache
This report presents a 36-year-old female admitted to a tertiary university hospital with a primary complaint of intractable headache, caused by a combination of Medication Overuse Headache (MOH), and headache secondary to aseptic meningitis. During her hospital stay, opioid analgesic doses were initially increased without success in an attempt to control her headache. Despite multiple medication trials the patient’s headache failed to improve. On day ten of her hospitalization, she underwent a thirty-minute acupuncture session which resulted in immediate relief of her headache. She received one more acupuncture trea...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 15, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Contribution of Vision, Touch, and Hearing to the Use of Sham Devices in Acupuncture-Related Studies
This study investigates whether visual deprivation influences participants' accuracy in differentiating between real and sham acupuncture needles. It also evaluates the relative contributions of tactile, visual, and auditory cues that participants use in their decision-making processes. In addition, a simple sensory decision-making model for research using acupuncture sham devices as comparative controls is proposed. Forty healthy individuals underwent two conditions (blindfolded and sighted) in random sequence. Four sham and four real needles were randomly applied to the participants' lower limb acupoints (ST32 to ST39). ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 10, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Case Study: Effects of Foot Reflexotherapy on Infant with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
ConclusionFoot reflexotherapy was effective on auditory recuperation of the infant with SNHL. The results of this novel study suggest that foot reflexotherapy can be an effective complementary treatment of infants with SNHL, especially for 3-month to 9-month age. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 7, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 6Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Contribution of vision, touch and hearing to the use of sham devices in acupuncture-related studies
This study investigates whether visual deprivation influences participants’ accuracy in differentiating between real and sham acupuncture needles. It also evaluates the relative contributions of tactile, visual and auditory cues that participants use in their decision-making processes. In addition, a simple sensory decision-making model for research using acupuncture sham devices as comparative controls is proposed. Forty healthy individuals underwent two conditions (blindfolded and sighted) in random sequence. Four sham and four real needles were randomly applied to the participants’ lower limb acupoints (ST32...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 25, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of a short-term Cardio Tai Chi program on cardiorespiratory fitness and hemodynamic parameters in sedentary adults: A pilot study
This study evaluates the effects of a short-term Cardio Tai Chi program on the cardiorespiratory fitness and hemodynamic parameters in sedentary adults. Thirty-one sedentary participants (age 58±9 years, body mass 63±12 kg) were subjected to an exercise program during 10 sessions over a 10-day period within 2 weeks. The Cardio Tai Chi program consisted in a series of three to five intervals lasting 90 s each at ∼70% maximal heart rate separated by 2-min of low-intensity recovery. Primary outcome measures were cardiorespiratory fitness (peak oxygen uptake, V˙O2peak) assessed by the Rockport walking test a...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A case study: effects of foot reflexotherapy on infant with sensorineural hearing loss
ConclusionFoot reflexotherapy was effective on auditory recuperation of infant with SNHL. The results of this novel study suggest that foot reflexotherapy can be an effective complementary treatment of infants with SNHL, especially for 3-month to 9 –month age. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Single Cupping Therapy Session Improves Pain, Sleep, and Disability in Patients with Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain
The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic low back pain would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local skin temperature. The outcome measures pain intensity using Brief Pain Inventory, pressure pain threshold, disability using the Roland Morris disability questionnaire, and low back skin temperature were assessed. This is an experimental clinical trial; after examination (AV0), patients were submitted to real or placebo cupping therapy (15 minutes, b...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Intrathecal Melissa officinalis Relieves Pain: Improvement of Rat Spinal Catheterization
This study is an attempt to investigate the effects of intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on the pain induced by heat and formalin.In this experimental study, 70 male Wistar rats with an average weight of 270–320 g were randomly divided into five groups: control; sham that received 25 μl of saline through the spinal catheter; and three experimental groups that received 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg M. officinalis via the spinal catheter respectively. Five days after catheterization of the spinal cord from the lumbar region under anesthesia, the effects of Intrathecal administration of M...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Recent approaches on signal transduction and transmission in acupuncture: a biophysical overview for medical sciences
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Lígia Rebelo Gomes, Pedro LeãoAbstractAcupuncture is one of the areas among the alternative therapies that arouses high curiosity in the biomedical scientific community. It is particular popular for treatment of chronic diseases and addictions. However, contrasting with its evidence based effectiveness, the lack of a reasonable explanations for its mode of action divides that scientific community. Difficulties also arise to those responsible for providing information for clinicians and professional...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 23, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Single Cupping Therapy Session Improves Pain, Sleep And Disability In Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain
The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic LBP would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local skin temperature. The outcome measures were Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), pressure pain threshold (PPT), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) and low back skin temperature. This is an experimental clinical trial; after examination (AV0), patients were submitted to real or placebo cupping therapy (15 minutes, bilaterally at the points BL23 (Shenshu), BL24 (Q...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 22, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Intrathecal Melissa-Officinalis Relieves Pain: Improvement of Rat Spinal Catheterization
This study is an attempt to investigate the effects of intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on the pain induced by heat and formalin.In this experimental study, seventy male Wistar rats with an average weight of 270-320 g were randomly divided into 5 groups: control; sham, that received 25 μl of saline through the spinal catheter; and three experimental groups, that received 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg Melissa officinalis via the spinal catheter respectively. Five days after catheterization of the spinal cord from the lumbar region under anesthesia, the effects of Intrathecal administration of Melissa officinalis on ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mesothelial cells covering the surface of primo vascular system tissue
In conclusion, this study presents the novel finding that the PVS periductium is composed of squamous MCs. These cells tightly line the luminal surface of the PVS tissue, including PNs, PVs, and small branches of the PVs in the abdominal cavity. These results will help researchers understand the role of the PVS in hyaluronan secretion, tissue repair, inflammation, and tumorigenesis, as well as the fine structure of PVS tissue. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - November 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 4Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative analgesia between acupuncture and dipyrone in odontalgia
The objective of this study was to assess whether the effectiveness of acupuncture is similar to the use of analgesics in the management of toothache. The research included 56 volunteers who were divided into 4 groups: Real Acupuncture group (n=14), Placebo Acupuncture group (n=14), Real Dipyrone group (n=14), and Placebo Dipyrone group (n=14). The interventions of the study were performed before the dental care. Inclusion criteria were toothache of pulpal origin with pain scale (Visual Analogue Scale-VAS) above 4, absence of medication for the pain, and aged over 18 years. The Real Acupuncture volunteers received a sessio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thermal Effects of Acupuncture by the Infrared Thermography Test in Patients With Tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Wa Cai, Ai-Wen Chen, Lei Ding, Wei-Dong ShenAbstractPrevious studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for tinnitus. However, no relevant studies of the exact mechanism of acupuncture efficacy on tinnitus have been published. Enrolled participants with left-sided tinnitus received acupuncture treatment at TE3 and TE5. The acupuncture session lasted for 30 minutes. The infrared thermography (IRT) test of each participant's bilateral aural regions and visual analog scale scores were taken befor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cervical trigger point acupuncture for treatment of somatic tinnitus
This report describes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a 71-years-old female with chronic neck pain who suffered from a left-sided tinnitus for 2 years, as well. The tinnitus and neck pain severity was rated as 7 and 6 respectively on a numeric rating scale (NRS) of 10. On examination, she had restricted cervical range of motion and several myofascial trigger points in cervical muscles. Audiometric tests of patient were normal. She received trigger point acupuncture of cervical muscles twice per week for 10 sessions. Her tinnitus completely disappeared after third session and did not return during 5 years follow-...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue in Patients with Cancer Who Underwent Chemotherapy
ConclusionResults of this investigation showed that acupressure has short-term effectiveness on the cancer-related fatigue of patients undergoing chemotherapy (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue in Patients with Cancer Underwent Chemotherapy
ConclusionResults of this investigation showed that acupressure has short-term effectiveness on the cancer-related fatigue of patients undergoing chemotherapy (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Changes in heart rate variability in patients with Spleen-Qi deficiency syndrome
Publication date: Available online 25 July 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Agnese Olivera-Toro, Rubén Fossion, Lei Li, Rosa Estela López-Gómez, Emma López-Espinosa, Ismael Jiménez-Estrada, Salvador Quiroz-GonzálezAbstractSpleen-Qi deficiency syndrome (SQDS) refers to clinical phenomena such as hypofunction of digestion, absorption and nutritional metabolism. It has been demonstrated that many functional diseases are related to dysautonomia, and heart rate variability has been used successfully as a proxy to assess dysautonomia. However, HRV has not...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Stimulation of bladder acupoints by cloprostenol for treating back soreness in athletic horses
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Eldessouky Sheta, Haithem Farghali, Safwat Ragab, Nagwa Hassan, Asmaa EL-SherifAbstractTwenty-five Thoroughbred jumper geldings suffered back soreness with poor performance and 5 control horses were assessed by archived computer data, clinical examination and laboratory analyses of complete blood picture, serum enzymes and cortisol level, before and after cloprostenol-aquapuncture.The 25 diseased horses before therapy showed significant increases in AST and CPK with clinical pains scored mild in 15 horses, moderate ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pressuring of Acupoints as a Complement to the Diagnosis of Stifle Diseases in Horses
In conclusion, assessing the reaction at the demonstrated acupoints can facilitate a diagnosis of a potential stifle lesion. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thermal Effects of Acupuncture by the Infrared Thermography Test in Patients with Tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Wa Cai, Ai-Wen Chen, Lei Ding, Wei-Dong ShenAbstractPrevious studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for tinnitus. However, no relevant studies of the exact mechanism of acupuncture efficacy on tinnitus have been published. Enrolled participants with left-sided tinnitus received acupuncture treatment at TE3 and TE5. The acupuncture session lasted for 30 minutes. The infrared thermography (IRT) test of each participant's bilateral aural regions and visual analog scale scores were taken befor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pressuring of acupoints as a complement to the stifle diseases diagnosis in horses
In conclusion, assessing the reaction at the demonstrated acupoints can facilitate a diagnosis of a potential stifle lesion. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thermal effects of acupuncture by infrared thermography test in patients with tinnitus
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Wa Cai, Ai-Wen Chen, Lei Ding, Wei-Dong ShenAbstractPrevious studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for tinnitus. However, no relevant studies of the exact mechanism of acupuncture efficacy on tinnitus have been published. Enrolled participants with left-sided tinnitus received acupuncture treatment at TE3 and TE5. The acupuncture session lasted for 30 minutes. Infrared thermography test (IRT) test of each participant’s bilateral aural regions and visual analog scale (VAS) scores were tak...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with the Yuan-Luo Point Pair: A Clinical Case Report
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Jonathan DayAbstractThis case report chronicles the treatment of a case of plantar fasciitis with acupuncture and tuina over six clinic visits. The patient was a 41-year-old female with plantar fasciitis for two months. A variety of acupuncture and electroacupuncture protocols were used at first, with no benefit. After the fourth and fifth visits, however, the patient experienced total relief of pain and a significant reduction in stiffness that persisted through her final visit two weeks later. These later treatment...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Analogy between the Tradition Chinese Acupuncture and Phlebotomy in Medieval Bohemia
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Alexander Ivanov, CSc, Czech Technical (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Wet Cupping—Traditional Hijamah Technique versus Asian Cupping Technique in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial
ConclusionsThe study did not show a superiority of one technique compared to the other. Longer follow-up periods and more than one cupping session may be needed to evaluate the difference, if any, between both techniques.Trial registrationNCT02012205. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Canine and Feline Patients Referred Exclusively for Acupuncture and Herbs: A Two-Year Retrospective Analysis
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Justin Shmalberg, Huisheng Xie, Mushtaq A. MemonAbstractAcupuncture and the administration of herbal supplements are increasingly used in veterinary practice, but no retrospective studies have examined patient characteristics and treatment interventions in a population of dogs and cats presenting exclusively for such therapies. This two-year retrospective analysis of 161 referrals to an integrative medicine service at an academic teaching hospital found that dogs were more frequently treated than cats (91.9% vs. 8....
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Manual Acupressure (Point BL32) on Pain Associated with Intramuscular Injections of Magnesium Sulfate
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2Author(s): Seyed S. Najafi, Setareh Nazaribin, Marzieh Momennasab, Amin Kordi YoosefinejadAbstractThe aim of this study was determining the effect of acupressure on the severity of pain associated with intramuscular injections of magnesium sulfate administered by the Z-track technique in patients with eclampsia and preeclampsia. Forty-eight patients participated in this single-group clinical trial, which was conducted in three stages. For each patient, three intramuscular injections were administered by the Z-track technique....
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Complete Recovery following Electroacupuncture Therapy in Refractory Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Warangkana Arpornchayanon, Supanimit TeekachunhateanAbstractRole of electroacupucture (EA) in refractory unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) remains unclear but might be promising for the Meniere’s disease (MD). Two cases of unilateral SNHL who were unresponsive to conventional treatment of sudden SNHL showed complete recovery after receiving EA therapy. The first case was a 46-year-old female who received EA in the seventh month after the acute onset of sudden right hearing loss and tinnitus. She ha...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Wet Cupping; Traditional Hijamah Technique versus Asian Cupping Technique in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial
ConclusionsThe study did not show a superiority of one technique compared to the other. Longer follow-up periods and more than one cupping session may be needed to evaluate the difference, if any, between both techniques.Trial RegistrationNCT02012205. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects Of Scalp Acupuncture On Functional Deficits Induced By Early Sensorimotor Restriction
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Angela Kemel Zanella, Jessié Martins Gutierres, Felipe StiggerAbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the effects of scalp acupuncture and electrostimulation, combined or not, in a disuse model consisted of early sensorimotor restriction in rats. Male Wistar pups received sensorimotor restriction from the second postnatal day (P2) until P28. Animals were divided in 5 different groups (n=6): control (CT), sensorimotor restricted (SR), acupuncture (AC), electrostimulation (EL) and electro-acupuncture ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Canine and Feline Patients Referred Exclusively for Acupuncture and Herbs: A Two Year Retrospective Analysis
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Justin Shmalberg, Huisheng Xie, Mushtaq A. MemonAbstractAcupuncture and the administration of herbal supplements are increasingly utilized in veterinary practice, but no retrospective studies have examined patient characteristics and treatment interventions in a population of dogs and cats presenting exclusively for such therapies. This two-year retrospective analysis of 161 referrals to an integrative medicine service at an academic teaching hospital found that dogs were more frequently treated than cats (91.9% vs...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 26, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Concurrent Effects of Dry Needling and Electrical Stimulation in the Management of Upper Extremity Hemiparesis
We describe the outcomes of a 49-year-old female patient with 5-year history of right upper extremity hemiparesis post stroke. Physical examination revealed a right wrist extensor strength grade of 1 according to the Medical Research Council Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) scale, stage 4 according to the Brunnstrom hand functional recovery and grade 1 in finger flexor and in wrist flexor according to the Modified Modified Ashworth Scale (MMAS) system of muscle spasticity. Magnetic Resonance Imaging taken immediately after the stroke was indicative of an abnormal signal in left paraventricle and lentiform nucleus. After receivi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of PC5 and PC6 acupoints modulates autonomic balance in heart transplant patients: a pilot study
Publication date: Available online 23 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Beatriz Robert Moreira, Alice Pereira Duque, Carole Sant’Ana Massolar, Rodrigo de Lima Pimentel, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Tereza Cristina Fellipe Guimarães, Luiz Fernando Rodrigues JuniorAbstractThe increased resting heart rate (HR) in heart transplant patients is associated with enhanced metabolic demand, the potential for fatigue, and lower quality of life. In the present study, we hypothesized that transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) could modulate autonomic balance and reduce ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Bell's Palsy Sequelae
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Canan E. Öksüz, Ahmet Kalaycıoğlu, Özlem Uzun, Şahi N. Kalkışım, Nihat B. Zihni, Ahmet Yıldırım, Cavit Boz (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Bell’s Palsy Sequelae
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Canan Ertemoğlu Öksüz, Ahmet Kalaycıoğlu, Özlem Uzun, Şahi Nur Kalkışım, Nihat Burak Zihni, Ahmet Yıldırım, Cavit Boz (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Management for Patients with Sleep Disturbances: A Case Report with Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the most common risk factors and symptoms of other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient's Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Hamilton Depression R...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Management for Sleep Disturbances Patients: A Case Report with Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Evaluation
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the more common risk factors, numerous other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient’s PSQI, HDRS, and SAS score decreased, as well as the plasma...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Response to the Article “Comparison of the Cost-Utility Analysis of Electroacupuncture and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain”
Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - February 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Putative Primo Vascular System in Rabbit Placenta
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Fatma El-Zahraa A. MustafaAbstractThe primo vascular system (PVS) is a very important topic of study nowadays because of their role in transport and regeneration of tissue and in cell migration and cancer metastasis. The PVS was detected in different organs of the rabbit but not in the placenta. In this work, we observe the PVS inside the blood vessels of the placenta for the first time. The main characteristic features of the primo vessels (PVs) from the rabbit placenta were in agreement with the PVS in differen...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Putative Primo-vascular System in Rabbit Placenta
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Fatma El-Zahraa A. MustafaAbstractThe primo vascular system (PVS) was a very important topic nowadays due to their function in transport, regeneration of tissue and help in cell migration and cancer metastasis. The PVS were detected in the different organ of the rabbit but not in the placenta. In this work, we observe the PVS inside the blood vessels of the placenta for the first time. The main characteristic futures of the primo vessels (PVs) from the rabbit placenta were in agreement with the PVS in different o...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - January 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Laser Acupuncture in Open-Angle Glaucoma Treatment: A Retrospective Study of Eye Blood Flow
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Marzio Vanzini, Michele GallaminiAbstractGlaucoma patients can show blood flow anomalies at the eye vessels’ level. A causal relationship is reasonably expected, but, so far, it has not been demonstrated. Traditional Chinese Medicine indicates that acupuncture can promote specific blood perfusion in specific body districts. Ninety-eight patients with open-angle glaucoma were treated with an ultralow light-level laser, according to a specific acupuncture protocol, and their blood flow was measured before and...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Erratum to “English Translation of Bonghan Kim's 5th Report, <<Bonghan Sanal–Cell Cycle>> of Blood Cells” [J Acupuncture and Meridian Stud 9 (2016) 335–342]
Publication date: December 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 6Author(s): Kyung Aih Kang (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - December 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research