Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Auxiliary Treatment for Chronic Headache
ConclusionsAcupuncture can be considered an auxiliary treatment for chronic headache, reducing the intensity of pain, the number of crisis, the quantity of analgesics used, and improving the quality of life in patients with this painful condition. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation at the Acupuncture Points to Relieve Pain of Patients Under Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Controlled Study
This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.Materials and methodsThis randomized double-blind clinical trial study was conducted on 50 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units of Imam Reza hospital in Kermanshah, Iran, in 2017. The patients were randomly allocated into intervention and placebo groups. In the intervention group, TENS electrodes were placed on points Hegu and Zusanli. Pain severity was measured using the Care Pain Observation Tool scale, and the do...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia are unreliable in the physiotherapy setting
This study describes the reliability of pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia as prescribed by physiotherapists who were experts in acupuncture. Raters (n=14; 33 to 59 years) independently prescribed acupuncture points for 30 simulated human patients with lateral epicondylalgia who were surveyed via a printed questionnaire. The frequency and cooccurrence of acupuncture points prescribed for patients with lateral epicondylitis were assessed. Absolute agreement and Light’s kappa (κLight) with 95%CI were used to quantify the interrater agreement. Raters prescribed 103 unique acupu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comment on “Electroacupuncture-assisted Craniotomy on an Awake Patient”
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Hu L. Low (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - August 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effectiveness of acupuncture as auxiliary treatment on chronic headache
ConclusionsAcupuncture can be considered an auxiliary treatment for chronic headache, reducing the intensity of pain, the number of crisis, the quantity of analgesics used, and improving the quality of life in patients with this painful condition. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases: a systematic review
Publication date: Available online 27 July 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Rodrigo de Lima Pimentel, Alice Pereira Duque, Beatriz Robert Moreira, Luiz Fernando RodriguesAbstractAcupuncture, for the westerns countries, is an innovative and low-cost therapy for treatment and prevention of CVDs. However, most of its effects and mechanisms are poorly understood. Thus, the objective of this work was to systematically review the literature regarding the clinical effects of acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). A search for papers published, in English or...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Modeling Meridians Within the Quantum Field Theory
We present here a model of meridians in the formalism of the gauge theory paradigm of quantum field theory with spontaneous breakdown of symmetry. We discuss the origin and dynamic self-focusing propagation of the electromagnetic field in coherent states and the role it plays in our meridian modeling. Within this frame, we consider the formation of solitary waves on proteins and anatomical filamentary structures and discuss non-dissipative energy transport. Finally, we analyze the relation of meridians with anatomical filamentary structures, the reciprocal actions between meridians and biochemical activity and the key role...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of manual acupressure (point UB32) on pain associated with intramuscular injections of magnesium sulfate
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Seyed Saeed Najafi, Setareh Nazaribin, Marzieh Momennasab, Amin Kordi Yoosefinejad (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation at the Acupuncture Points on Relieve Pain of Patients under Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Controlled Study
This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.Materials and MethodsThis randomized, double blind clinical trial study was conducted on 50 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units of ImamReza hospital in Kermanshah, Iran in 2017. The patients were randomly allocated into intervention and placebo groups. In the intervention group, TENS electrodes were placed on points Hegu and Zusanli. Pain severity was measured using the CPOT Scale, and the dosages of narcotics and sedat...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2017Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Paraneoplastic Night Sweats
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Visweswaran RamasamyAbstractThis 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 analog scale at the end of treatment. This ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for the Treatment of Calcific Tendonitis. A Pilot Study
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios PetrouAbstractCurrent treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, antiinflammatory 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 t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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
ConclusionThe 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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Single or Multiple Electroacupuncture Sessions in Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Are We Low-Responders to Electroacupuncture?
The objective of this study was to compare the effects of one or multiple sessions of electroacupuncture (EA) in patients with chronic low back pain. The outcome measures were visual analog score (VAS), pressure pain threshold (PPT), McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), low back skin temperature, surface electromyography of longissimus muscle (contraction/rest) and blood cytokines. After examination (AV0), patients were submitted to EA (2 Hz, 30 minutes, bilaterally at the SP6, BL23, BL31, BL32, BL33, and BL60) and were revaluated after one week (AV1). Patients with...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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: April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): Colette WidrinAbstractAn acute spinal cord injury 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 em...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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. In this clinical study, 16 subjects were divided into two intervention groups: acupuncture (ACP)—12 sessions of acupuncture—and acupuncture + Kinesio Taping (ACP-KT)—12 sessions of acupuncture plus KT. The Modified Ashworth Scale (spasticity), active goniometry [range of motion (ROM)], and the 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 s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Jun-Young Shin, Jong-Ok Ji, Da-Woon Choi, Sang-Heon Choi, Jong-Gu Choi, Min-Suk Rho, Ji Yoon Lee, Sang-Suk LeeAbstractIt is known that the primo vascular system (PVS) includes the primo nodes and vessels. However, the relevant genes in the PVS system for both pathologic and physiologic condition are poorly understood. Here, we first examined the gene expression in primo vessels (PVs) floating in lymphatic endothelium by isolation of PVS and lymphatic vessels (LVs) containing PVS. To investigate therapeutic effe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of the Prophylactic Effect Between Acupuncture and Acupressure on Menstrual Migraine: Results of a Pilot Study
DiscussionResults 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 - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Management of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionAcupuncture could be considered as an effective treatment modality for the management of primary dysmenorrhea. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Noninvasive, Multimodality Approach to Treating Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Study
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Tamsin L. Lee, Benjamin L. MarxAbstractPlantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar heel pain, is a common foot pathology among runners and other athletes. The clinical guidelines of the 2014 Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association states, noninvasive therapies including manual therapy, stretching, taping, foot orthoses, and night splints are recommended as primary interventions. Recent studies suggest acupuncture may be an effective treatment compared to standard treatment for long-term r...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combination of Exercise and Acupuncture Versus Acupuncture Alone for Treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This study was designed to compare the effects of aerobic exercise plus acupuncture with acupuncture alone in treatment of patients with MPS. Sixty-four patients (55 female and 9 male) with MPS in their neck and shoulders participated in the study with mean age of 33.1 ± 6.4 years. Participants were randomly allocated to aerobic exercise plus acupuncture (n = 32) or acupuncture alone (n = 32) groups. Outcome measurements included visual analog scale, pressure pain threshold, neck disability index, and quality of life that was measured with QoL-SF36 scale. Each group received 10 sessions...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of the Auricular Acupoint Associated with Physical Exercise in Elderly People: A Randomized Clinical Test
ConclusionThe auricular acupoint did not influence the balance, mobility, and fear of falling in the elderly studied. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thermopuncture for the Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Treatment of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
ConclusionThe combination of the Akabane test with the use of mathematical analysis in patients with T2D makes it possible to trace the entire chain of carbohydrate metabolism at an individual level and to identify the compensatory mechanisms for more effective treatment of reflexotherapy methods. This kind of treatment and monitoring can also be performed by the patient independently in his own home. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Auriculotherapy on the Plasma Concentration of Biomarkers in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis
In conclusion, the analysis of results suggests that AT might be a useful intervention for the management of KOA individuals. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A New Definition of an Acupuncture Meridian
This article provides a new definition of an acupuncture meridian. It suggests that a meridian consists of a distal tract of tissue that is affected by organ function. In the 1960s, Kim discovered the primo vascular system and regarded the superficial primo vessels as equating to the meridians. Instead, this article suggests that the superficial primo vessels merely underlie the meridians, in that they enable their creation, which is why some meridians are said to occur along the paths of superficial primo vessels. But the meridians themselves do not have a dedicated anatomical structure; instead they are merely tract...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Spinal Cord Injury: How Could Acupuncture Help?
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun XiaAbstractSpinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analgesic Effects Elicited by Neuroactive Mediators Injected into the ST 36 Acupuncture Point on Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain in Mice
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Jádina S. Vieira, Jéssica A. Toreti, Ravena C. de Carvalho, João E. de Araújo, Marcelo L. Silva, Josie R.T. SilvaAbstractThe present study evaluates whether the injection of serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate, bradykinin, histamine, or substance P (SP) into the Zusanli (Stomach 36, ST 36) acupoint can also produce the acupuncture-induced antinociceptive effect on inflammatory or neuropathic pain. In this in vivo experimental study, a total of 450 male Swiss mice were used. Mice were ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cupping Therapy and Animal Research: The Progress
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s): Tamer Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cupping Therapy: An Overview from a Modern Medicine Perspective
This article gives an overview of cupping therapy practice. Furthermore, this article suggests a new classification of cupping therapy sets, a new classification of cupping therapy adverse events, and an updated classification of cupping therapy types. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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 - July 10, 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 six groups of six 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 (20 mg/kg, 24 hours interval), and the other ASIC3 −/− mice were injected subcutaneously twice with isoproterenol (ISO) (20 mg/kg, 24 hours interval). In t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 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: June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s): Lauren N. Spezia Adachi, Rafael Vercelino, Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa L. Scarabelot, Andressa de Souza, Liciane F. Medeiros, Stefania G. Cioato, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L.S. TorresAbstractThe 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-binding protein &b...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Biocompatibility of Nanoporous Acupuncture Needles
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 3Author(s): Saurav Sorcar, Craig A. Grimes, Su-Il InAbstractWe 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 (PAN). The PAN is synthesized via a facile electrochemical anodization technique by which a surface area approximately 20 times greater than a conventional acupuncture needle, of approximately the same diameter, is obtained. PAN biocompatibility is evaluated using a variety of standard t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Homing of the Stem Cells from the Acupoint ST-36 to the Site of a Spinal Cord Injury: A Preliminary Study
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Sharon Jiyoon Jung, Myung Geun Kook, Sungchul Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang, Kwang-Sup SohAbstractHoming of stem cells (SCs) to desired targets such as injured tissues remains a lingering problem in cell-based therapeutics. Studies on the biodistribution of intravenously administered SCs have shown the inefficacy of blood vessels as the homing path because most of the injected SCs are captured in the capillary beds of the lungs. We considered an alternative administration method using the acupuncture meridians or the primo vas...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture in Postdate Pregnancy Management
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Isabella Neri, Lucrezia Pignatti, Francesca Fontanesi, Fabio FacchinettiAbstractObjectivesPharmacological labor induction is obtained through prostaglandins application and/or oxytocin infusion; however, the use seems to be related to fetal and maternal side effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates the use of acupuncture to soften the cervix and induce uterine contractions. at which presented for The primary outcome was the rate of women admitted for labour induction in case of prolonged pregnancy at 41 +...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A Quality Model to Select Patients in Cupping Therapy Clinics: A New Tool for Ensuring Safety in Clinical Practice
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Tamer Aboushanab, Saud AlSanadAbstractCupping therapy is a popular treatment in various countries and regions, including Saudi Arabia. Cupping therapy is regulated in Saudi Arabia by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health. The authors recommend that this quality model to select patients in cupping clinics - version 1 (QMSPCC-1)—be used routinely as part of clinical practice and quality management in cupping clinics. The aim of the quality model is to ensure the safety...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Using Ultrasonography Measurements to Determine the Depth of the GB 21 Acupoint to Prevent Pneumothorax
This study used ultrasonography (US) to measure the depth of the GB 21 acupoint in adults and assessed its applicability for ensuring safe acupuncture practices.MethodsA US probe was used to measure the vertical depth from the skin to the pleural line of the apex of the lungs at the right and left GB 21 acupoints. The sex, age, body weight, height, and body mass index of each person were recorded. Student t test and generalized estimating equations were used for statistical analysis.ResultsSixty women and 41 men with a median age of 29 years were included in this study. The depth of GB 21 increased with body weig...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Primo Vascular System as a Possible Exosomal Route Across the Body: Implications for Tumor Proliferation and Metastasis
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Chiara GhironAbstractThis literature study article will present the possibility of a correlation between the energy meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which can be traced back to the recently described primo vessels (formerly known as Bong-Han ducts), their composition, and the ability of tumors to proliferate and metastasize. It is proposed that microvesicular bodies such as exosomes, known to be involved in cell-to-cell communication, immune response, and tumor proliferation, could be moving across the bod...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Would a placebo acupuncture needle be able to induce Deqi?
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Cássia Maria Grillo, Vera Lúcia Rasera Zotelli, Maria Lúcia Bressiani Gil, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effects of wet cupping therapy on the blood levels of some heavy metals: a pilot study
ConclusionsThese results suggest that wet cupping therapy has excretory effect on the kidney. Wet cupping therapy may clear blood from excess heavy metals. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Acupressure on Preoperative Cesarean Section Anxiety
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Primo Vascular System as a Possible Exosomal Route Across the Body: Implications for Tumor Proliferation and Metastasis
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Chiara GhironAbstractThis literature study article will present the possibility of a correlation between the energy meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which can be traced back to the recently described primo vessels (formerly known as Bong-Han ducts), their composition, and the ability of tumors to proliferate and metastasize. It is proposed that microvesicular bodies such as exosomes, known to be involved in cell-to-cell communication, immune response, and tumor proliferation, could be moving across the bod...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Acupressure on Preoperative Cesarean Section Anxiety
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 25 May 2017Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Paraneoplastic Night Sweats
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Visweswaran RamasamyAbstractThis 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 analog scale at the end of treatment. This ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for the Treatment of Calcific Tendonitis. A Pilot Study
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 2Author(s): Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios PetrouAbstractCurrent treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, antiinflammatory 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 t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - July 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research