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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

Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture versus Saline Pharmacopuncture on Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 29, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development of a Novel Questionnaire for the Traditional Chinese Medicine Pattern Diagnosis of Stress
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Shuai Zheng, Christine Kim, Peter Meier, David Sibbritt, Chris Zaslawski (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 27, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Symptom Relief in Palliative Care —Study Protocol and Semistandardized Treatment Schemes
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the past years. Well-planned trials are warranted to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging, as both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus, standardized care plans of a randomized control...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 20, 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 condition by valproic acid (VPA) and t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development of a novel questionnaire for the TCM pattern diagnosis of stress
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Shuai Zheng, Christine Kim, Peter Meier, David Sibbritt, Chris Zaslawski (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 15, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture (HP) versus Saline Pharmacopuncture (SP) on Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for symptom relief in palliative care – study protocol and semi-standardized treatment schemes
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the last years. Well-planned trials are needed to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging: Both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus standardized care plans of a randomized controlled tr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Korean Sa-Ahm Acupuncture for Treating Canine Oral Fibrosarcoma
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Keum Hwa Choi, Kristi Flynn (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - June 2, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Yun Jin Kim Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an acquired disease of the neuromuscular junctions characterized by muscular weakness and fatigue, with a prevalence of 50–125 cases per million population in western countries. In men, it usually appears after the age of 60 years, while in women, it usually appears before the age of 40 years. Long-term immunosuppression with corticosteroids is the mainstay treatment for patients with MG; however, the use of corticosteroids is a well-documented risk factor for t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 31, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 26, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electrodermal Conductance at Acupuncture Points and Asthma
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Yiu Ming Wong (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Patient with Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Yun Jin Kim Myasthenia Gravis is an acquired disease of the neuromuscular junction characterized by muscular weakness and fatigue, with a prevalence of 50 to 125 cases per million population in Western countries. In males, it usually appears after the age of 60 while in females, it usually appears before the age of 40. Long-term immunosuppression with corticosteroids is the mainstay treatment for patients with myasthenia gravis; however, the use of corticosteroids is a well-documented risk factor of Type 2 diabetes...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor (JAMS_2017_28, Yiu Ming Wong: Electrodermal Conductance at Acupuncture Points and Asthma)
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, T.M. Srinivasan (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bee Venom Acupuncture Reduces Interleukin-6, Increases Interleukin-10, and Induces Locomotor Recovery in a Model of Spinal Cord Compression
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Fernanda Kohn Silva, Magda Alves de Medeiros Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) initiate a series of molecular and cellular events in which inflammatory responses can lead to major neurological dysfunctions. The present study aims to investigate whether bee venom (BV) acupuncture applied at acupoints ST36 (Zunsanli) and GV3 (Yaoyangquan) could minimize locomotor deficits and the magnitude of neural tissue losses, and change the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines after an SCI...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Effects of Local Anesthesia and Two-Point Acupressure on the Severity of Venipuncture Pain Among Hospitalized 6 –12-Year-Old Children
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Parisa Shah Mohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6–12-year-old children. A sample (n = 120) of 6–12-year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupress...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Assessment of the Heart's Functioning by Using the Akabane Test and Classical Methods of Instrumental Examination
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. A total of 102 patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological st...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - May 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparing the effects of topical anesthesia and two-point acupressure on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6 –12 year-old children
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Parisa Shah Mohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6–12 year-old children. A sample of 120 6–12 year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupressure, and control...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 24, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bee venom acupuncture reduces IL-6, increases IL-10 and induces locomotor recovery in a model of spinal cord compression
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Fernanda Kohn Silva, Magda Alves de Medeiros Spinal cord injuries (SCI) initiate a series of molecular and cellular events in which inflammatory responses can lead to major neurological dysfunctions. The present study aims to investigate whether Bee Venom (BV) acupuncture applied at the acupoints ST36 (Zunsanli) and GV3 (Yaoyangquan) could minimize locomotor deficits and the magnitude of neural tissue losses, and change the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines after SCI...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Assessment of the Heart ’s Functioning by Using the Akabane Test and Classical Methods of Instrumental Examination
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. One hundred two patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological study of the h...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 21, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of Magnetic Neurostimulator Appliance in Temporomandibular Disorder
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic areas of TMD, such as acupuncture and electrotherapy, for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - April 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of magnetic neurostimulator appliance in Temporomandibular Dysfunction
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria Da Luz Rosário De Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic area of TMD, such as Acupuncture and Electrotherapy for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity of Walnut Hull Extract via Suppression of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Caspase Activation
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Azadeh Meshkini, Masoumeh Tahmasbi Walnut hull (wal hull) is an agricultural by-product that is widely used in traditional medicine for alleviating pain and treating skin diseases, however, recently it has gained much attention in modern pharmacology due to its antioxidant properties. The current study was aimed to determine the total phenolic, flavonoid, and tannin content of Persian wal hull extract and evaluate its biological effects on platelet function. Experimental data showed that acetone extract of wal hul...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasonography in Acupuncture —Uses in Education and Research
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupuncture ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Postherpetic Neuralgia: Practical Experiences Return to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90–120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine’s viewpoints, PHN is due to dis...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research