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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 - June 1, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of deep electroacupuncture at Baliao points for female stress urinary incontinence
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of deep electroacupuncture (EA) at Baliao points in treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI).MethodsA total of 60 female patients with SUI were divided into two groups according to the order of consultation, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was treated with pelvic floor muscle training. The treatment group was treated with deep EA at Baliao points [Shangliao (BL 31), Ciliao (BL 32), Zhongliao (BL 33) and Xialiao (BL 34)].ResultsThe total effective rate was 93.3% in the treatment group, versus 33.3% in the control group, and the total effective rate of the tr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of acupuncture plus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of post-stroke insomnia
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical efficacy of the Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture method plus repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of post-stroke insomnia.MethodsA total of 72 patients with post-stroke insomnia were randomly divided into 2 groups, with 36 cases in each group. The control group received rTMS treatment with a frequency of 1 Hz and a motion threshold value of 90%. The observation group received acupuncture with Governor Vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating method based on the rTMS treatment of the control group. The points were Baihui (GV 20)...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of An-pressing manipulation on post-stroke muscle spasticity in rats and its mechanism study
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the mechanism of An-pressing manipulation in improving post-stroke muscle spasticity, by observing the changes of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine (Gly) in plasma and gray matter of L1-L3 spinal cord anterior horn in post-stroke rats with muscle spasticity after An-pressing manipulation intervention.MethodsTen of 80 adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly selected as the blank group, and the remaining 70 were used for modeling. The middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rat model was established by insertion suture occlusion method in the left external carotid artery. Thir...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of acupuncture in treatment of chronic urticaria and its ffects on the content of IgE and the imbalance of Th1/Th2 cell function
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in treatment of chronic urticaria and the change in the content of serum immunoglobulin E (IgE), and to discuss the effect of acupuncture on the imbalance of T helper (Th)1/Th2 cell function via observing the changes in the contents of interferon- γ (IFN-γ) and interleukin-4 (IL-4).MethodsNinety patients meeting the inclusion criteria of chronic urticaria were randomized into an acupuncturemedication group, an acupuncture group and a Western medication group by the random number table method. The acupuncture-medication group was intervened by acup...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of arthrolysis under brachial plexus anesthesia for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
AbstractObjectiveTo objectively evaluate the short-term and long-term efficacies of arthrolysis under brachial plexus anesthesia in treating adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS).MethodsOne hundred patients diagnosed with ACS were divided into two groups using the random number method. The two groups both received same active rehabilitation exercises. Besides, 55 cases in the treatment group were given one session of arthrolysis under brachial plexus anesthesia, and 45 cases in the control group were given tuina treatment. Changes in the visual analog scale (VAS) score, Melle score and pressure pain index were observed...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of ‘warming-unblocking needling technique’ for knee osteoarthritis due to deficiency of liver and kidney
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the clinical efficacy between ‘warming-unblocking needling technique’ and reinforcing method by twirling in treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA) due to deficiency of liver and kidney.MethodsA total of 72 patients with KOA were divided into a warming-unblocking group and a reinforcing group by complete randomized method, with 36 cases in each group. Xuehai (SP 10), Heding (EX-LE 2), Liangqiu (ST 34), Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Xizhong (Extra), Dubi (ST 35), Yinlingquan (SP 9), Zusanli (ST 36) and Yanglingquan (GB 34) were the main points in both groups. Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3) and Sanyin...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on intradermal needle therapy in treating urinary retention after cervical cancer surgery
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of intradermal needle therapy for urinary retention after cervical cancer surgery.MethodsA total of 100 patients with urinary retention after cervical cancer surgery were randomized into a control group and an observation group, with 50 cases in each group. The control group was treated with basic nursing only, and the observation group was treated with additional intradermal needle therapy. Both groups were treated for 2 courses of treatment. The main symptom scores and residual urine volume of the two groups were observed before and after treatment, and the inpatient time...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on the behaviors and expressions of hippocampal neurotransmitters and Bax/Bcl-2 proteins in rat models of anxiety disorder
AbstractObjective To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the behaviors of rat with anxiety disorder, and the expressions of hippocampal neurotransmitters including 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), norepinephrine (NE) and dopamine (DA), and the expressions of hippocampal B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) and Bcl-2 associated X (Bax).Methods Forty-six male Wistar rats were randomly divIDed into a control group (n=10), a model group (n=12), an EA group (n=12), and a drug group (n=12). Except the control group, the other three groups were established into rat models of anxiety disorder using uncertain empty bottle stimula...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on prevention of chemotherapy infection in gastric cancer by moxa-stick moxibustion plus rhG-CSF and its effect on immune function
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxa-stick moxibustion plus recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) in preventing chemotherapy infection in gastric cancer and its effect on immune function.MethodsA total of 70 patients with gastric cancer treated by chemotherapy were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was given rhG-CSF, and the observation group was given additional moxa-stick moxibustion on the basis of rhG-CSF. Both groups were treated for 2 chemotherapy cycles, totally 6 weeks. The number of patients with infe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study of thumb-tack needle therapy for cervical radiculopathy based on meridian differentiation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy and eligibility of thumb-tack needle therapy based on meridian differentiation in treating cervical radiculopathy.MethodsA total of 70 patients with cervical radiculopathy were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 35 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received thumb-tack needle based on conventional point selection, while those in the observation group received thumb-tack needle according to meridian differentiation. The visual analog scale (VAS) and clinical symptom scores in the two groups were compared before and after treatment,...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Regulatory effects of moxibustion on ubiquitin and NLRP3 proteins in colon of ulcerative colitis rats
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of moxibustion on colonic inflammation, and the expressions of ubiquitin and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (Nod)-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) proteins in rats with ulcerative colitis (UC), and to explore the anti-inflammatory mechanism of moxibustion in the UC treatment.MethodsClean grade male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a normal group (NG), a model group (MG), a moxa-stick moxibustion group (MSMG) and a Western medicine group (WMG). UC model was prepared by freely drinking 35 g/L dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) solution. Bilateral Tianshu (ST 25) ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on therapeutic efficacy of tuina plus cupping for chronic fatigue syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic efficacy of tuina plus cupping on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).MethodsA total of 100 CFS patients meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group according to the random number table in the sequence of visit, with 50 patients in each group. The treatment group was treated with tuina plus cupping therapy, 3 times a week. The control group was given oral tablets of wild American ginseng lozenges. After 3 months of treatment, the score of fatigue questionnaire scale (FS-14) was observed and the efficacy was evaluated.ResultsThe total...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Manipulation parameter optimization in Liu ’s back tuina therapy for kids’ cough variant asthma in remission stage
AbstractObjectiveTo determine the optimal manipulation parameters in Liu ’s back tuina therapy for remission-stage cough variant asthma (CVA) in kids.MethodsA 5-factor 3-level L18(37) orthogonal design was adopted. The experimental factors and levels were selected: A, the number of times of Rou-kneading Feishu (BL 13); B, the frequency of Rou-kneading Feishu (BL 13); C, the number of times of Tui-pushing in a ‘介’-like pattern; D, the frequency of Tui-pushing in a ‘介’-like pattern; E, the intensity of red color after Ca-scrubbing Feishu (BL 13) with salt. A1, A2 and A3 stood for 10 times, 2...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of heat-sensitive moxibustion for adjuvant treatment of depression in Parkinson disease
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion for adjuvant treatment of depression in Parkinson disease and explore its mechanism.MethodsA total of 80 patients with Parkinson disease coupled with depression were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 40 cases in each group. The control group was treated with levodopa and benserazide hydrochloride tablets and paroxetine tablets, while the observation group was treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion on the basis of the medications in the control group. The treatment course was 2 months. The Hamilton depression scale-...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture of different frequencies on electromyography, NOS and ICC of colon in rats with slow transit constipation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) of different frequencies on transmission function, electromyography, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) content and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) expression of colon in rat models with slow transit constipation (STC).MethodsOf the 50 healthy male Wistar rats, 10 were randomly selected as a normal group and fed with ordinary diet, and the remaining 40 rats were fed with the diet added with the compound diphenoxylate at a dose of 8 mg/(kg ·bw) each day for continuous 120 d. The 40 successfully established STC rat models were randomly divided into a model ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of heat-sensitive moxibustion for vascular dementia
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion for vascular dementia and explore its mechanism.MethodsA total of 70 patients with vascular dementia were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with piracetam, and the observation group was treated with heat-sensitive moxibustion on the basis of the treatment of the control group. The treatment lasted for 8 weeks. Before and after the treatment, the mini-mental state examination (MMSE), activity of daily living (ADL) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) symptom sco...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of sinew-regulating bone-setting manipulations plus exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical efficacy of sinew-regulating bone-setting manipulations plus exercise therapy in treating chronic non-specific low back pain (CNLBP).MethodsA total of 65 CNLBP patients were divided into two groups by the random number table method. Thirty-three cases in the treatment group were intervened by sinew-regulating bone-setting manipulations plus exercise therapy; 32 cases in the control group were intervened by medium-frequency electrotherapy plus exercise therapy. Before and after treatment, visual analog scale (VAS), dynamic and static muscle endurance of low back, median frequency (M...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for premature ovarian insufficiency: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractObjectiveTo analyze the effect of acupuncture versus hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).MethodsChina National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Academic Journal Full-text Database (Wanfang), Chongqing VIP Database (CQVIP), China Biology Medicine Disc (CBM), Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE) were searched up to January 31st, 2019 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effect of acupuncture for POI. The primary outcome was the level of basal serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Secondary outcomes...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on the learning and memory abilities in type 2 diabetic model rats with cognitive impairment
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the protein and gene expressions of Bax, Caspase-3 and Bcl-2 in cerebral cortex of type 2 diabetic rats with cognitive impairment (CI), and to explore the mechanism of EA in improving the learning and memory abilities.MethodsA total of 100 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into a normal group (n=10) and a model group (n=90) by random number table method. Rats in the model group were intraperitoneally injected with a small dose of streptozotocin (STZ) to establish the type 2 diabetic models, after being fed with high-fat and high-sugar diet for 1 mont...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on Jin ’s three-needle therapy for post-stroke cognitive impairment
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Jin ’s three-needle therapy on post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) and the effect on neuroelectrophysiology (event-related potentials).MethodsA total of 60 PSCI patients were selected and divided into a treatment group and a control group according to the method of random number table, with 30 cases in each group. The patients in the control group received routine treatment while the patients in the treatment group received additional Jin ’s three-needle therapy. The treatment for both groups lasted four weeks. Mini-mental state examination (MMSE) and Mon...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of electroacupuncture on conjunctival cell apoptosis and the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins Caspase-3, Fas and Bcl-2 in rabbits with dry eye syndrome
AbstractObjectiveBy observing the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the apoptosis of conjunctival cells of rabbits with dry eye syndrome (DES) and the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins Caspase-3, Fas and Bcl-2, to discuss the mechanism of EA in the treatment of DES from the perspective of cell apoptosis.MethodsMale New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into a normal group (NG), a model group (MG), an EA group (EAG) and a sham EA group (SEAG). DES rabbit model was developed by eye drop of 0.1% benzalkonium chloride. The rabbit tear secretion and tear film break-up time (BUT) were measured; terminal deoxynucl...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Initiation mechanisms of acupuncture effect: a literature review of basic studies
ConclusionThe microenvironment changes around acupoints are crucial to acupuncture effect; the concept of ‘acupoints network’ can be used to objectively describe the local changes around the acupoints after acupuncture. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture plus medication on the pulmonary ventilation, IFN- γ level and sleep quality in allergic rhinitis patients
AbstractObjective: To observe the effect of warm-unblocking acupuncture plus fluticasone propionate nasal spray on the pulmonary ventilation, level of interferon- γ (IFN-γ) and sleep quality in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR).Methods: A total of 112 AR patients were enrolled between January 2013 and August 2018 and were divided into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 56 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group received warm-unblocking acupuncture plus fluticasone propionate nasal spray, and patients in the control group only received fluticasone p...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on tuina for acute cervical radiculopathy
AbstractObjective: To observe the clinical efficacy of Ba-pulling and Qian-traction manipulation with neck suspension and movement for acute cervical radiculopathy.Methods: A total of 85 patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group by random numbers, with 43 cases in the observation group and 42 cases in the control group. The observation group was treated with Ba-pulling and Qian-traction manipulation with neck suspension and movement; while the control group was treated with Bashen-pulling and stretching manipulation in a supine position. The treatment was performe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of the effects of moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone plus opioid drugs on cancer pain and immune function
AbstractObjective: To observe the clinical efficacy of moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone plus opioid drugs for moderate-tosevere cancer pain, and the effect on immune function in patients with cancer pain.Methods: A total of 80 patients with moderate-to-severe cancer pain were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 40 cases in each group. Both groups were treated with opioid drugs for analgesia according to the standardized management principles for cancer pain. In addition, the observation group was given moxibustion with seed-sized moxa cone. The treatment was...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on expressions of HSP70 mRNA and protein in gastric cancer-bearing rats
AbstractObjective: To observe the effect of moxibustion on the mRNA and protein expressions of heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) in gastric cancer-bearing rats.Methods: A total of 40 healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were adaptively fed for one week. The gastric cancer model was prepared by Walker-256 cancer tissue transplantation. After 7 d, 10 rats were randomly selected to verify the successful modeling, and the remaining 30 rats were divided into a model group, a moxibustion group and an infrared group by the random number table method, with 10 rats in each group. After enrollment, the moxibustion group received suspended m...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on superficial needling with different frequencies for intractable facial paralysis
AbstractObjective: To obverse the therapeutic effect of superficial needling with different frequencies for intractable facial paralysis.Methods: A total of 120 patients with intractable peripheral facial paralysis were allocated into a superficial needling with high frequency group (150 times/min), a moderate frequency group (100 times/min) and a low frequency group (50 times/min) according to the random number table method. The Toronto facial grading system (TFGS) was used to evaluate facial nerve functions before treatment and after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment respectively. The electromyography (EMG) test of the ma...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on Leptin/JAK2/STAT3 in lipid-lowering pathway of hyperlipidemia rabbits
AbstractObjective: To observe the lipid-lowering effect of different transdermal absorption enhancers applied to the herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion in hyperlipidemia model rabbits, and to explore the possible mechanism.Methods: Forty 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 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 not treated. After the model was prepared, rabbits ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on acupuncture-moxibustion at different intervals for persistent allergic rhinitis
AbstractObjective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture-moxibustion at different intervals on persistent allergic rhinitis.Methods: A total of 90 patients conforming to the inclusion criteria were randomized into three groups named A, B and C by randomized block method. Patients in all three groups received the same treatment of acupuncture and herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion at the same acupoints, while the treatment frequency was different. Patients in group A received the treatment once a week, group B twice a week and group C three times a week, and all the treatment lasted for 4 weeks. The total nasal ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Commonality and pattern analysis of acupoint selection in moxibustion treatment of asthma
Conclusion: In moxibustion treatment of asthma, topical acupoints Feishu (BL 13), Dazhui (GV 14) and Fengmen (BL 12) can be selected, along with the acupoints from the Bladder Meridian of Foot Taiyang and the back. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Moxibustion therapy improving delayed memory deficits via promoting neurogenesis and angiogenesis of hippocampus in a vascular dementia rat model
AbstractObjective: To investigate the alteration of delayed memory and its relationship with neurogenesis and angiogenesis in vascular dementia (VD) rats after moxibustion therapy.Methods: Two hundred adult male SPF Wistar rats were chosen for the experiment. Thirty-six rats were randomly selected as the sham operation group. Except for rats in the sham operation group (n=36), the others were made into VD models by bilateral common carotid arteries occlusion (BCCAo). After modeling, the 108 survived rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: a model group, a neural stem cells (NSCs) plus endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Auricular point sticking for relieving pain in arteriovenous fistula puncture
Conclusion: Auricular point sticking at Shenmen (TF4) or Elbow (SF3) can effectively relieve the pain of arteriovenous fistula puncture, and these two points have equivalent analgesic effect. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture treatment for depressive symptom in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized controlled study
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment for depressive symptom in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).MethodsA total of 70 patients with IBS-D accompanied by depressive symptom were randomized into a control group and an observation group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with oral intake of pinaverium bromide tablets, and the observation group was treated with regulating liver and spleen acupuncture treatment. The two groups were treated for 4 weeks. The scores of IBS symptom severity scale (IBS-SSS) and self-rating depression scale (SDS) were ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - November 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion for temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TJDS).MethodsA total of 70 TJDS patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group by flipping a coin, with 35 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group were treated with tuina plus Baixiao moxibustion, while patients in the control group received oral intake of diclofenac potassium (75 mg/pill) at 1 pill after every dinner. Both tuina and Baixiao moxibustion were done once a day during treatment. The therapeutic e...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - November 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture plus exercise on pain and motor function in patients with knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjective: To observe the effects of acupuncture combined with isokinetic eccentric exercise on pain and motor function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA).Methods: Sixty-four patients with KOA were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 32 cases in each group. The observation group received acupuncture and isokinetic eccentric exercise, and the control group received isokinetic eccentric exercise and oral intake of meloxicam tablets. Both groups were treated for 4 weeks. Before and after treatment, the visual analog scale (VAS) score, the lysholm knee scale (LKS) score, and the...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of needling acupoints at different nerve segments on oxytocin neurons in rat ’s hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus and intragastric pressure
AbstractObjective: To compare and explore the effects of needling acupoints at different nerve segments on the oxytocin (OT) neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus (PVN) and the intragastric pressure, and discuss the possible mechanisms.Methods: Thirty-two healthy adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were numbered and divided into 4 groups according to the random number table, a Zusanli (ST 36) group, a Neiguan (PC 6) group, a Weishu (BL 21) group and a control group, with 8 rats in each group. Except the control group, rats in the other three groups received acupuncture at the corresponding acupoints. To observe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on tuina at head and abdomen for headache due to phlegm turbidity
AbstractObjective: To observe the clinical efficacy of tuina at head and abdomen for headache due to phlegm turbidity.Methods: A total of 56 patients with headache due to phlegm turbidity were randomized into a tuina group and a Chinese medicine group by the random number table, with 28 cases in each group. The tuina group was treated mainly with tuina at the head and abdomen, while the Chinese medicine group was treated with oral administration of Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang(Pinellia, Atractylodes Macrocephala and Gastrodia Decoction). The course of treatment was 30 d. The scores of headache index, traditional Chinese me...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research