Effect of herb-partitioned moxibustion in improving tight junctions of intestinal epithelium in Crohn disease mediated by TNF- α-NF-κB-MLCK pathway
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of herb-partitioned moxibustion (HPM) on tight junctions (TJs) of intestinal epithelial cells in Crohn disease (CD) mediated by tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α)-nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)-myosin-light-chain kinase (MLCK) pathway.MethodsForty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a normal control (NC) group, a model control (MC) group, an HPM group and a mesalazine (MESA) group, with 12 rats in each group. Trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) was administered to establish CD models. When the model was confirmed a success, the HPM group rats wer...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Anrou-pressing and kneading Hegu (LI 4) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on uterine inertia during painless parturition
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of Anrou-pressing and kneading Hegu (LI 4) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on uterine inertia during painless parturition.MethodsA total of 100 cases of patients with uterine inertia during painless parturition were randomized into an acupoint group and a medicine group by the SPSS programming, with 50 cases in each group. Patients in the acupoint group received the treatment of Anrou-pressing and kneading bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), while patients in the medicine group received intravenous oxytocin. The labor time and maternal-child safety were evaluated, and the labor stage w...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on the time-effect relationship of moxibustion for primary dysmenorrhea due to stagnation and congelation of cold-damp
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the time-effect relationship of moxibustion for primary dysmenorrhea (PD) due to stagnation and congelation of cold-damp, thus explore the optimal choice of moxibustion duration, and provide evidence for achieving satisfactory efficacy in moxibustion treatment.MethodsA total of 90 patients with PD due to stagnatin and congelation of cold-damp were divided into three groups by the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. All the patients in the three groups were given moxibustion treatment at Guanyuan (CV 4), 20 min in group A, 40 min in group B and 60 min in group C. The changes ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Shaolin internal qigong exercise on the surface electromyography signals of shoulder muscle groups in patients with capsulitis of the shoulder
AbstractObjectiveTo unveil the efficacy of Shaolin internal qigong exercise in treating capsulitis of the shoulder (CS) and explore objective outcome measures by observing the changes in the surface electromyography (sEMG) signals of shoulder muscle groups after regular practice of Shaolin internal qigong exercise in CS patients.MethodsSixty CS patients were randomized into two groups by the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the qigong group practiced Shaolin internal qigong exercise on a regular basis, while patients in the electroacupuncture (EA) group received EA treatment. Before and ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the acupoints belonging to the three yin meridians of foot reflecting the variation pattern of uterine qi and blood in women with moderate constitution
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the blood perfusion volume variation pattern in the body surface microcirculation at the Yuan-Primary and the Xi-Cleft points during the menstrual cycle in female college students with moderate constitution under normal physiological state of the uterus; to explore the specific laws of the body surface microcirculation at the Yuan-Primary and Xi-Cleft points in response to the uterine qi and blood changes under normal physiological conditions, and to provide the experimental basis for the specificity of acupoints reflecting the uterine function.MethodsForty-three healthy and moderate constitutio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of intradermal needle therapy plus pinaverium bromide on gastrointestinal hormone levels in irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea patients
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy difference in treating irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea (IBS-D) of liver-qi stagnation and spleen-deficiency pattern with different treatment protocols, and the effects on serum levels of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), substance P (SP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), for unveiling the mechanism of intradermal needle therapy plus pinaverium bromide in treating IBS-D.MethodsA total of 123 IBS-D patients were divided into an observation group, a Western medication group and an integrated Western and Chinese medication group using the random number table method, with 41 ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research advances in the brain mechanisms of acupuncture effects based on the BOLD-fMRI technology
AbstractBy summarizing the recent literatures on brain mechanisms with acupuncture intervention based on blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD)-functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the BOLD-fMRI examination and analysis methods, the points to be acupunctured, the corresponding meridian activation regions, the specific intensity range, functions and indications of the acupoints, the manifestation of ‘bi-directional regulation’ characteristics, fMRI performance of chronergy, laterality and needling qi of acupuncture were reviewed to provide the ideas for future research in this area. (Source: Journal o...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on therapeutic efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus Western medicine for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus Western medicine in treating patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).MethodsA total of 70 patients with DPN were divided into an observation group and a control group by sealed envelope method combined with the random number table method, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with routine medicine, and the observation group was treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion on the basis of the treatment in the control group. After 2 courses of treatment, the scores of Toronto clinical scoring system (TCSS) and vibr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The role of microglia in thalamic reticular nucleus in acupuncture regulating cognitive deficits in insomnia rats
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the mechanism of acupuncture in regulating cognitive deficits in insomnia rats by observing the effect of acupuncture on microglia in thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN).MethodsThirty rats were randomly divided into a control group, a model group and an acupuncture group, with 10 rats in each group. The insomnia model was established by intraperitoneal injection of para-chlorophenylalanine (PCPA) once a day for 2 d. Rats in the control group were intraperitoneally injected with the same amount of normal saline. Rats in the acupuncture group received acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) and Zusanli (ST 36)...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion at sensitized-acupoints on quality of life in patients with chronic superficial gastritis
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the efficacy difference between moxibustion at sensitized-acupoints and non-sensitized-acupoints using the same group of acupoints.MethodsA total of 139 patients with chronic superficial gastritis were divided into a sensitized acupoint group (102 cases) and a non-sensitized acupoint group (37 cases) based on whether acupoint sensitization occurred. The SPSS version 19.0 statistical software propensity score matching function was used to balance the baseline data between the groups. Finally, 29 pairs of matched patients were included, namely 29 cases in the sensitized acupoint group and 29 cases...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on electroacupuncture plus long-snake moxibustion for rheumatoid arthritis due to kidney deficiency and cold coagulation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) plus long-snake moxibustion for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to kidney deficiency and cold coagulation.MethodsA total of 60 patients in active stage of RA were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the control group took methotrexate tablets and nimesulide dispersible tablets orally for treatment, while those in the observation group received additional treatment of EA plus long-snake moxibustion. Both groups were treated for 12 weeks. The post-treatment changes in symptomatic gra...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on uterine prostaglandin F 2 α , cyclooxygenase 2 and nuclear factor κB in rats with primary dysmenorrhea
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on uterine prostaglandin F2 α (PGF2 α), cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) in rats with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) and to discuss the possible mechanism in EA intervening PD.MethodsForty Sprague-Dawley female rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group, an EA group and an ibuprofen group, with 10 rats in each group. The PD model was established using estradiol benzoate combined with oxytocin in the model group, EA group and ibuprofen group. At the same time of modeling, rats in the EA group were gi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint massage plus Vitalstim electrical stimulation for deglutition disorder after stroke
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupoint massage plus Vitalstim electrical stimulation on deglutition function and surface electromyography (SEMG) of deglutition muscle groups.MethodsA total of 60 patients with deglutition disorder after stroke were selected and divided into an electrical stimulation group, a massage group and an integrated group according to the random number table method, with 20 cases in each group. Patients in these three groups were given the same routine rehabilitation training for deglutition. In addition, patients in the electrical stimulation group were given extra Vitalstim electrical s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint sticking therapy plus electroacupuncture for treating peripheral facial paralysis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupoint sticking therapy with Mian Tan Gao (facial paralysis paste) plus electroacupuncture (EA) for treating peripheral facial paralysis and its influence on patients ’ facial nerve functions, facial disability index and clinical symptoms and signs.MethodsA total of 96 peripheral facial paralysis patients were allocated into an observation group, a medicine group and an EA group by simple randomization, with 32 cases in each group. Patients in the medicine group were treated with oral mecobalamine and prednisone acetate; patients in the EA group were treated with E...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on electroacupuncture plus Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) for knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) plus Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) for knee osteoarthritis (KOA).MethodsA total of 60 patients with KOA were divided into an observation group and a control group according to the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group received the treatment of EA plus Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises), while patients in the control group only received EA treatment. Both groups were treated for 5 weeks. The changes of Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy observation on moxibustion with moxa of different storage years for moderate-to-severe primary knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjectiveBy observing the differences in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) and visual analog scale (VAS) scores in moxibustion treatment for moderate-to-severe primary knee osteoarthritis (KOA) with moxa of different storage years (3-year moxa and 1-year moxa from Qichun, Huanggang City, Hubei Province, China) through a randomized clinical trial, to objectively evaluate the differences in therapeutic efficacy of moxibustion with moxa of different storage years.MethodsA total of 63 patients with moderate-to-severe KOA who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into moxibustio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of scraping therapy on Th1/Th2 balance in rats with lumbar disc herniation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of scraping therapy (ST) on the immune balance of serum helper T (Th) 1/Th2 cells in autologous nucleus pulposus transplantation non-compressive lumbar disc herniation (LDH) model rats, and explore the immune mechanism of ST in reducing LDH pain.MethodsSeventy-two male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a model group, a sham operation group and a ST group, with 24 rats in each group. Autologous nucleus pulposus transplantation non-compressive LDH models were established in the model group and ST group, while the rats in the sham operation group underwent sham operatio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of acupuncture plus Frenkel exercises for ataxia after cerebral stroke
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of mind-refreshing and balance-restoring needling method combined with Frenkel exercises in treating ataxia after cerebral stroke.MethodsThe recruited 120 patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 60 cases in each group. The control group was intervened by mind-refreshing and balance-restoring needling method, while the observation group was given additional lower-limb Frenkel exercises. Before and after treatment and at the follow-up, the ataxic lower-limb function was scored using Berg balance scale (BBS) and international cooperative at...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of acupuncture and traction plus Ba Duan Jin (Eight-brocade Exercise) for improving discogenic low back pain
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the short-term and long-term efficacy of acupuncture and traction plus Ba Duan Jin (Eight-brocade Exercise) in treating discogenic low back pain (DLBP).MethodsSixty patients were divided into an observation group and a control group using the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was intervened by acupuncture and traction, while the observation group was given additional Ba Duan Jin (Eight-brocade Exercise) practice. The intervention lasted for a total of 1 month, with a follow-up study conducted 6 months later. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disa...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy comparison of moxibustion with different doses for knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the efficacy of moxibustion with different doses for knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and explore the correlation between moxibustion dose and clinical efficacy.MethodsSixty-eight patients with KOA who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into a 20-minute moxibustion group and a 40-minute moxibustion group by the random number table method, with 34 cases in each group. Dubi (ST 35), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4) and Heding (EX-LE 2) were used for moxibustion in the two groups. Each treatment lasted 20 min or 40 min for each point in the 20-minute moxibustion group and 40-minute moxibustion group, sep...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture therapy with point selection based on syndrome differentiation along the meridians for functional dyspepsia: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the difference in clinical efficacy between acupuncture with point selection based on syndrome differentiation along the meridians and acupuncture at non-meridian and non-acupoint points for functional dyspepsia (FD).MethodsA total of 74 FD patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 37 cases in each group. Both groups received acupuncture treatment. Zusanli (ST 36) and Neiguan (PC 6) were selected in the observation group, with Taichong (LR 3) and Neiting (ST 44) added for excess syndrome, and Gongsun (SP 4) and Yinlingquan (SP 9) added for deficiency syndrome. ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the body surface temperature variation patterns of the meridian acupoints related to the physiological status of the uterus
ConclusionThe temperature of Diji (SP 8) specifically reflected the onset of ovulation, and the thermal characteristics of Diji (SP 8) specifically reflected the physiological changes of uterus. The meridian acupoints reflecting the performance of Zang-fu function is not only associated with the spinal cord segment innervating the acupoints, but also associated with the characteristics of the acupoints and the meridians to which the acupoints belong. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy evaluation of acupuncture plus rehabilitation training for post-stroke deglutition disorders of qi-deficiency blood stasis pattern
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus rehabilitation training in treating post-stroke deglutition disorders of qi-deficiency blood stasis pattern.MethodsSixty-six patients with post-stroke deglutition disorders of qi-deficiency blood stasis patter were divided into an observation group and a rehabilitation group using the random number table method. The two groups both received conventional medications and supportive treatment for stroke. In addition, the observation group received acupuncture plus rehabilitation training while the rehabilitation group only received the same rehabilitation t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discussion of the promising effect of electroacupuncture on cognitive improvement in D-galactose-induced aging rats based on NLRP3-ASC-Caspase-1 signaling pathway
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on cognitive function in D-galactose (D-gal)-induced aging rats, and the correlation between the effect and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3)-ASC-Caspase-1 signaling pathway.MethodsForty-six male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a control group (n=10), a model group (n=12), an EA-7 d group (n=12) and an EA-21 d group (n=12). Except the control group, the other three groups received 42 consecutive days of intraperitoneal injection of D-gal to establish aging rat models with cognitive dysfunc...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus tuina on the neck for stiff neck
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus tuina on the neck for stiff neck.MethodsA total of 60 patients with stiff neck who met the screening criteria were selected and randomly divided into two groups, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received tuina on the neck, 30 min every time, once a day, while patients in the observation group practiced Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus the same tuina therapy as the control group, and Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) was conducted for more than 30 min every time, on...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint injection for back pain in patients with primary osteoporosis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupoint injection with salmon calcitonin for back pain in elderly patients with primary osteoporosis.MethodsA total of 76 patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups by the random number table method, with 39 cases in the treatment group and 37 cases in the control group, respectively. Patients in both groups received routine anti-osteoporosis treatment. Patients in the treatment group received additional acupoint injection with salmon calcitonin at bilateral Pishu (BL 20) and Shenshu (BL 23), while patients in the control group received additional intra...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of tuina manipulations for tic disorders in kids
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of tuina manipulations in treating different types of tic disorders (TD).MethodsEligible TD patients were classified into three types, transient tic disorders (TTD), chronic multiple tic disorders (CMTD) and Tourette syndrome (TS), according to their disease duration and severity. The three types of children were treated with the same tuina manipulations. Changes in the Yale global tic severity scale (YGTSS) score, effective rate for tic, and cervical spine imaging examination results (including asymmetry of the lateral atlanto-dental interval, broadened anterior atlanto-de...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of Zhen ’ai needling method in Nei Jing ( Classic of Internal Medicine ) for children with allergic rhinitis accompanied by adenoid hypertrophy
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Zhen ’ai needling method inNei Jing (Classic of Internal Medicine) for children with allergic rhinitis (AR) accompanied by adenoid hypertrophy (AH).MethodsA total of 74 children who met the screening criteria were divided into a Zhen ’ai group and a control group by the random number table method, with 37 cases in each group. The control group was treated with acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36), Hegu (LI 4), Yingxiang (LI 20), Juliao (ST 3), Yintang (GV 29), Shangxing (GV 23) and Baihui (GV 20). The Zhen’ai group added points of Zhen’ai needling metho...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on herb-partitioned spreading moxibustion at Baliao points plus climen for diminished ovarian reserve
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of herb-partitioned spreading moxibustion at Baliao points plus climen for diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).MethodsA total of 60 patients with DOR were randomized into a spreading moxibustion group and a Western medicine group by the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. The Western medicine group was treated with climen, starting from the 5th day of the menstrual cycle for 21 d. The spreading moxibustion group was treated with herb-partitioned spreading moxibustion at Baliao points on the basis of the medication in the Western medicine group, 1 h per tim...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on auricular point sticking plus Western medicine for moderate gastric cancer pain
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the clinical efficacy and mechanism of auricular point sticking plus Western medicine for moderate gastric cancer pain.MethodsA total of 80 patients were selected and divided into an observation group and a control group according to the random number table method, with 40 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received Western medicine treatment, while patients in the observation group received additional auricular point sticking. Both groups were treated for 2 weeks. Numeric rating scale (NRS) and Karnofsky performance status (KPS) were adopted before and after treatment. The total...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on muscle regions of meridians needling method in improving upper limb function for children with cerebral palsy of spastic hemiplegia type
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the improving effect of muscle regions of meridians needling method on the upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy of spastic hemiplegic type.MethodsA total of 100 children with cerebral palsy of spastic hemiplegia type were divided into a treatment group and a control group according to the visiting sequence, with 50 cases in each group. The control group was treated with conventional rehabilitation plus conventional acupuncture treatment. The treatment group was treated with conventional rehabilitation plus muscle regions of meridians needling method. The electromyography (EMG) sig...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture at Lower He-Sea points including Yanglingquan (GB 34) on nuclear factor- κB and interleukin-1β in guinea pigs with acute cholecystitis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Lower He-Sea points on the expression levels of interleukin-1 β (IL-1β) in the serum and gallbladder tissues, and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in gallbladder tissues of the guinea pigs with acute cholecystitis (AC), and to explore whether Yanglingquan (GB 34), the Lower He-Sea point pertaining to Dan Fu (gallbladder), is relatively specific for the Dan Fu (ga llbladder) disorders.MethodsEighty-two healthy guinea pigs were randomly divided into 6 groups according to the random number table method, a blank group, a model group, a Yangling...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the differences between moxibustion at different points in the effects on the anti-fatigue ability of rats undergoing one-time exhaustive swimming
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of moxibustion at Shenshu (BL 23), Zusanli (ST 36) and Shenque (CV 8) on the energy metabolism and endocrine metabolism indicators of rats undergoing one-time exhaustive swimming, and to explore the differences between moxibustion at different points in the effects on anti-exercise fatigue.MethodsForty-eight male SPF rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group, a non-meridian and non-acupoint group, a Shenshu (BL 23) group, a Zusanli (ST 36) group, and a Shenque (CV 8) group using random number table method, with eight rats in each group. Except for the blank group, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A review of time-effect research on acupuncture in experimental rats/mice in the recent 10 years
ConclusionThroughout the time-effect studies of acupuncture intervention in experimental rats/mice, conclusions are inconsistent, especially the lack of quantitative research on acupuncture operation time, acupuncture frequency, acupuncture treatment duration, and optimal stimulation amount. Future research should explore and determine the best time-quantity parameters that affect the effectiveness of acupuncture intervention, which is the key and goal of the acupuncture time-effect research. Independent intervention-time experiments throughout the entire course of a single disease (dominant disease) need to be done to gui...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy of moxibustion plus medicine in the treatment of infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome and its effect on serum immune inflammatory factors
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the effects and related mechanism of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus Clomifene citrate capsules for infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).MethodsA total of 70 patients were randomized into a control group and an observation group by the random number table method, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with clomifene citrate capsules, while the observation group was treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion on the basis of the medications in the control group. The treatment course lasted for 6 menstrual cycles. The endometrial thickness and ovarian volume of the p...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electronic moxibustion apparatus and traditional moxibustion in treating knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionElectronic moxibustion apparatus and traditional moxibustion both are effective in reducing joint pain and improving joint function in KOA patients, and they are equivalent comparing the clinical efficacy. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on filiform fire-needling plus continuous passive motion therapy for frozen shoulder
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of filiform fire-needling plus continuous passive motion (CPM) therapy for frozen shoulder.MethodsA total of 72 patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 36 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received celecoxib capsule plus CPM, while those in the observation group received filiform fire-needling plus CPM. The whole course of treatment lasted for 2 weeks in both groups. The visual analog scale (VAS), Constant-Murley score (CMS) and range of motion of shoulder joint were measured for therape...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 30, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus medications for senile osteoporosis and its effect on serum BMP-2 and OPG levels
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus medications on senile osteoporosis (SOP), and to explore the related mechanisms.MethodsA total of 70 elderly participants with osteoporosis were randomly divided into an observation group and control group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with conventional drugs, and the observation group was treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion on the basis of the conventional drugs. Both groups were treated for 3 months. Before and after treatment, assessed the visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI) sc...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture plus drug anesthesia on pain and stress response in patients after radical surgery for stomach cancer
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture plus drug anesthesia on pain and stress response in patients after radical surgery for stomach cancer.MethodsA total of 60 patients were randomized into a control group and an observation group by the random number table, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was given conventional drug anesthesia. The observation group was given additional electroacupuncture intervention. Before anesthesia and 2 h, 12 h and 24 h after surgery, the visual analog scale (VAS) was scored, the heart rate, the mean arterial pressure, and the levels of serum β-endorphin (...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of manipulation plus exercise therapy in treating upper crossed syndrome postures of primary school students
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic efficacy of sinew-bone balancing manipulation plus exercise therapy in treating postures of primary school students with upper crossed syndrome (UCS).MethodsSixty pupils with UCS were divided into an exercise group and a combination group using the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. The combination group received treatments of sinew-bone balancing manipulation plus exercise therapy, while the exercise group received exercise therapy alone. The two groups received interventions once every other day, for a total of 1 month. The sagittal static posture assessme...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion at Feishu (BL 13) on airway inflammation in asthma model rats
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxibustion at Feishu (BL 13) on related inflammatory cells and inflammatory factors in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of asthma model rats, and to explore the mechanism of moxibustion in treating asthma.MethodsA total of 48 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a medication group, with 12 rats in each group. Except for the normal group, the rats in the other three groups were subjected to ovalbumin sensitization to stimulate the asthma. At the same time, rats in the moxibustion group received moxibustion at bil...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupuncture plus subtle adjustment manipulation of the cervical spine for peripheral facial paralysis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus subtle adjustment manipulation of the cervical spine for peripheral facial paralysis.MethodsA total of 60 patients with peripheral facial paralysis who met the screening criteria were selected and divided into two groups according to the method of random number table, with 30 cases in each group. The patients in the acupuncture plus tuina group received routine treatment of acupuncture and subtle adjustment manipulation of the cervical spine, while the patients in the acupuncture group only received the same acupuncture treatment. Assessment of periphera...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of different transdermal penetration enhancers applied to herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on liver lipids, HSL and HMG-CoA reductase in hyperlipidemia rabbits
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of laurocapram and borneol as transdermal penetration enhancers applied to herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on liver lipids, hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) and hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase in hyperlipidemia rabbits.MethodsForty New-Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into 5 groups using the random number table method, with 8 rats in each group. Rabbits in the blank group were fed routinely with a normal diet; rabbits in the other groups were fed with high-fat diet for 12 weeks to establish the hyperlipidemia model. Rabbits in the blank and the model groups were ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on heat-sensitive moxibustion plus lactulose for postoperative constipation of mixed hemorrhoid due to spleen deficiency
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus lactulose oral liquid for postoperative constipation of mixed hemorrhoid.MethodsA total of 70 patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, with 35 cases in each group by a random number table. Patients in the control group received lactulose oral liquid alone, while those in the treatment group received additional heat-sensitive moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8). The treatment was given once a day for 15 consecutive days. The defecation interval time, defecation duration, the scores of stool form, visual analog scale (VAS...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of clinical application patterns in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of Alzheimer disease
AbstractObjectiveTo summarize the clinical application patterns in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of AD by reviewing the clinical literatures on acupuncture-moxibustion for Alzheimer disease (AD) published between January 2009 and December 2019.MethodsChina National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Academic Journal Full-text Database (Wanfang), Chongqing VIP Database (CQVIP), Chinese Medicine Acupuncture-moxibustion Information Database, PubMed Medical Data Retrieval Service System, Springer Database and Ovid Technologies (OVID) were retrieved to screen clinical studies of acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of AD...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion for dysmenorrhea due to deficiency cold
ConclusionThe herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion has the same therapeutic efficacy for dysmenorrhea as the mild moxibustion; the two moxibustion methods can significantly improve the concomitant symptoms of dysmenorrhea, and the herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion is little better. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and to provide evidence for its use in clinical practice.MethodsEight databases were extensively searched up to March 2018. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the efficacy of acupuncture with sham acupuncture or no acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis were included. Study selection, data extraction and quality assessment were independently conducted by two reviewers. The Cochrane Collaboration ’s tool was used for assessing the risk of bias.ResultsA total of 18 RCTs were included, involving a total o...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 31, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) for menopausal insomnia and its effect on serum hormone levels
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) for menopausal insomnia.MethodsA total of 80 patients with menopausal insomnia were randomly divided into a control group and an observation group, with 40 cases in each group. The patients in the control group received conventional Western medication treatment, and the patients in the observation group received TEAS on the basis of conventional Western medication treatment. The treatment for both groups lasted for 4 weeks. Before and after treatment, Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and modified...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy observation on auricular point sticking therapy for cardiac syndrome X in women
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of auricular point sticking therapy for cardiac syndrome X (CSX) in women.MethodsA total of 64 patients were randomized into two groups by the random number table, with 32 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received conventional treatment for angina, while patients in the treatment group received auricular point sticking therapy on the basis of conventional treatment. After 8 weeks of treatment, the levels of serum estradiol (E2), nitric oxide (NO) and endothelium-1 (ET-1) were compared to evaluate the therapeutic effect.ResultsAfter 8 weeks of treatment, the ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on lung-clearing and spleen-strengthening tuina in children
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of lung-clearing and spleen-strengthening tuina on exogenous cough in children.MethodsA total of 77 children with exogenous cough that met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group according to the random number table, with 39 cases in the treatment group and 38 cases in the control group. The routine lung-clearing manipulation was used in the two groups, while the spleen-strengthening manipulation was added in the treatment group. Both groups were treated once a day, 5 times as a course of treatment. After one course of treatme...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research