Therapeutic efficacy observation on acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupuncture for persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR).MethodsA total of 154 PAR patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 78 cases in the treatment group received acupuncture at meridian points, while 76 cases in the control group received acupuncture at non-meridian points. The treatment was done every other day, 3 times a week for a total 4 weeks. The total nasal symptom score (TNSS), the total non-nasal symptom score (TNNSS) and the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire (RQLQ) were measured before the treatment and after 2 weeks and 4...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Modern research, inheritance and protection of Shaolin Neigong of tuina exercise
AbstractShaolin Neigong (internal Qigong) of tuina exercise is a distinctive part of Neigong tuina. Since the 1980s, domestic basic study on Shaolin Neigong has mainly focused on its physiologic effects, and has preliminarily proved that Shaolin Neigong can enhance the aerobic capacity, cardio-pulmonary function, and muscle strength of human body. By summarizing the literatures studying the effects of Shaolin Neigong on respiratory, circulatory, locomotor and nervous systems, this article was to understand the modern research, inheritance and protection of Shaolin Neigong. The results indicate that the modern research on S...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical progress on moxibustion in preventing and treating adverse effects of surgery or chemoradiotherapy for breast cancer
AbstractBreast cancer has the highest incidence rate among all women ’s malignant tumors worldwide. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are three major treatments, while most patients showed adverse effects or complications during or after the treatment, including lymphedema, gastrointestinal reactions and leukopenia, which cause severe impact on patients’ rec overy and quality of life. Moxibustion has been used and certified to alleviate adverse effects of surgery or chemoradiotherapy for breast cancer. We have summarized literatures in recent years and suggest more systematic research in the future for the...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) for primary osteoporosis in the elderly: a clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) for primary osteoporosis in the elderly.MethodsEighty old patients with primary osteoporosis were randomized into a Yi Jin Jing group and a medication group, 40 cases in each group. The Yi Jin Jing group was intervened by Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) training, while the medication group was intervened by oral administration of alendronate sodium tablet. Prior to and after 6-month intervention, the bone mineral density (BMD) of the proximal femur, visual analog scale (VAS) and activities of daily livin...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on cervical chiropractic for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the curative effect of cervical chiropractic for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type (CSA) and to explore its possible mechanism.MethodsSixty CSA patients were randomly divided into two groups. Thirty patients in the treatment group were treated with chiropractic manipulation for cervical vertebrae, once every other day, 7 treatments in total. The other 30 patients in the control group received oral administration of flunarizine hydrochloride, 10 mg per night, for 14 d. Cervical vertigo and functional assessment scale and transcranial cerebral Doppler (TCD) were measured before treatme...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture plus Tai Ji Quan on the recovery of neurological function and depression state in post-stroke depression patients
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture plus Tai Ji Quan (Tai Chi) in recovering the neurological function and treating depression state in post-stroke depression patients, together with a 12-month follow-up.MethodsA total of 105 eligible post-stroke depression patients were randomized into an acupuncture plus Tai Ji group (53 cases) and a control group (52 cases) based on their visiting sequence. The patients all received routine treatment and rehabilitation training for stroke. In addition, the control group was given oral administration of citalopram hydrobromide tablets, 1 month as a course ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture in intervening heroin-induced brain damage via regulating ubiquitin-proteasome pathway
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture in regulating ubiquitin-proteasome pathway (UPP), and discuss the action of acupuncture in intervening heroin-induced brain damage.MethodsThirty male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into a control group, a model group and an acupuncture group by using the random number table. Rats in the model and acupuncture groups received intramuscular heroin injection for successive 8 d at a progressively increased dose. Afterwards, the injection was suspended for 5 d for withdrawal. The heroin relapse rat model was established by repeating the drug addiction and withdrawal pr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on clinical effect of tuina plus Western medication for functional dyspepsia due to liver qi stagnation and spleen deficiency
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of tuina plus Western medication for functional dyspepsia (FD) due to liver qi stagnation and spleen deficiency.Methodstotal of 72 patients in conformity with the inclusion criteria of FD were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group based upon the random number table, 36 cases in each group. The control group was treated with mosapride citrate dispersible tablets, and the observation group was treated with the same tablets plus tuina. Before the treatment and 4 weeks after the treatment, the clinical symptoms, quality of life (QOL) and depression sever...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of An-pressing manipulation on the serum levels of T-AOC and CK-MM in volunteers with delayed onset muscle soreness in biceps brachii
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of An-pressing manipulation on biceps brachii with delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in healthy male volunteers.MethodsA total of 30 male college student volunteers were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group and a treatment group, 10 cases in each group. Subjects in the blank group did not receive any intervention; subjects in the model group received active weight-bearing eccentric exercise on the non-favored side of the upper limb to establish the models, while not receiving any treatment; subjects in the treatment group received both the same modeling and An-pressin...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of point-selection pattern in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of amblyopia
ConclusionAcupuncture-moxibustion treatment of amblyopia is characterized by the selection of the points mainly from yang meridians, based upon syndromes differentiation plus personal experience, and the points mainly around the eyes and by stressed use of ear points. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of acupuncture on pulmonary function of patients with asthma: a review
AbstractAsthma is a common disease with recurrent onset which severely affects patients ’ quality of life. Acupuncture can improve pulmonary functions in asthma patients and thus treat this disorder. To summarize the status of acupuncture treatment for asthma, we have collected clinical literatures published in the recent 10 years and analyzed the influence of acupuncture on pulmonar y functions in asthma patients from the aspects of frequently used points, needling techniques, manipulation and mechanisms to provide references for treating asthma with acupuncture. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture on hippocampal mitochondrial proteome expression in SAMP8 mouse model with Alzheimer disease
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture on the expression of mitochondrial proteome in hippocampus of senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) mice models with Alzheimer disease (AD), and to explore the possible protective mechanism of acupuncture on mitochondria.MethodsSixty 6-month-old male SAMP8 mice were randomly divided into an acupuncture at acupoint group, an acupuncture at non-acupoint group and a model group, 20 mice in each group. The 20 male senescence-accelerated mouse/resistance 1 (SAMR1) mice of the same age were used as a normal control group. Shenshu (BL 23), Baihui (GV 20), Xuehai (SP 10)...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture at complementary acupionts on mast cells and histamine/bradykinin released by mast cells in the regions of acupionts
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the changes in numbers and degranulation status of local mast cells (MCs) of the complementary acupionts, as well as the concentrations of serum histamine and bradykinin after acupuncture at rat ’s complementary acupionts of Yanglingquan (GB 34) and Yinlingquan (SP 10), for exploring the mechanisms of the synergistic effect of complementary acupionts.MethodsUsing random number table method, 40 Wistar rats were randomly divided into a blank control group (group K), an acupuncture at Yanglingquan (GB 34) group (group A), an acupuncture at Yinlingquan (SP 9) group (group B), an acupuncture at...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Music electric stimulation of points for anxiety: a multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionMusic electric stimulation of points can produce equivalent efficacy in treating anxiety compared to doxepin. Thus, it can be taken as a choice in the treatment of anxiety. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Points selection pattern in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of gouty arthritis: an analysis based on bibliometrics
ConclusionThe main meridians chosen in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of GA were the Spleen, Liver, Stomach, Kidney and Large Intestine Meridians, conforming to the syndrome differentiation principle of tonifying spleen and kidney, clearing heat and draining dampness. Points mainly locate at lower limbs and feet around the affected area, which was a reflection of peripheral treatment function of points. The data mining results of meridian and point selection in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of GA conform to the disease and syndrome differentiation theory and provide references for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment o...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Development of workplace-related Liver Meridian-depression scale
ConclusionThe scale can be applied to evaluate the qi activities of Liver Meridian and depression symptoms related to workplace. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation on acupuncture plus moving cupping with compound white mustard oil for lumbar myofascitis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupuncture plus moving cupping with white mustard oil to treat lumbar myofascitis.MethodsA total of 90 patients with lumbar myofascitis who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The observation group received acupuncture and moving cupping with white mustard oil; the control group received acupuncture plus warm needling treatment. The treatment was given twice a week for a total of 4 weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Chinese version of Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) sco...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of different doses of ginger-partitioned moxibustion on trefoil factor 1, mucin 5AC and epidermal growth factor receptor in rats with spleen deficiency syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of different doses of ginger-partitioned moxibustion on serum trefoil factor 1 (TFF1) and mucin 5AC (MUC5AC) levels, as well as the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in gastric mucosa of rats with spleen deficiency syndrome, therefore, to explore the possible mechanism and the dose-effect characteristics of ginger-partitioned moxibustion in spleen deficiency syndrome.MethodsSeventy-five SPF grade Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank control group (group A), a model group (group B), a 3 moxa-cone ginger-partitioned moxibustion group (group C1...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of points selection pattern in acupuncture treatment of sleep apnea syndrome based on data mining
ConclusionAcupuncture treatment of sleep apnea syndromes has specific selection rules of points, providing certain references for clinical and scientific research. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture at Huantiao (GB 30) and Weizhong (BL 40) on serum IgG and IgM in rabbits with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation
ConclusionEA at Huantiao (GB 30) and Weizhong (BL 40) can improve the clinical symptoms of LIDH rabbits, which is associated with inhibition of the serum IgG and IgM expressions and reduction of the immunoinflammatory factor release. This may be one of the mechanisms of EA at Huantiao (GB 30) and Weizhong (BL 40) in the treatment of LIDH. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy for insomnia in blood stasis constitution: a clinical study
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy in treating insomnia in people with blood stasis constitution.MethodsSeventy-two patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group by using the random number table, 36 cases each. The treatment group received acupuncture plus bloodletting therapy, while the control group was intervened by oral administration of estazolam. One-week treatment was taken as a course, for 3 successive courses in total. A follow-up study was conducted 3 months later. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) was evaluated before and after...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Professor Yu Hai-bo ’s clinical experience in treating acute attack of hemorrhoids with acupuncture-moxibustion
This article summarized the regular patterns, features and advantages of Professor Yu Hai-Bo ’s acupuncture-moxibustion therapy for hemorrhoids, in order to guide the acupuncture treatment for hemorrhoids. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of Shu -acupuncture method in Nei Jing ( Classic of Internal Medicine ) for shoulder and arm pain
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of Shu-acupuncture method inNei Jing (Classic of Internal Medicine) in the treatment of shoulder and arm pain.MethodsA total of 90 patients with shoulder and arm pain were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The treatment of Shu-acupuncture method inNei Jing (Classic of Internal Medicine) was adopted in the observation group, routine acupuncture was used in the control group. The two groups were treated once every day, with 5 treatments as one course, and a 2-day rest between two courses. After 3 courses, pain was assessed ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) on skeletal muscle strength in the elderly
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect ofYi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) on the muscle strength in senile sarcopenia.MethodsSixty-five old people with sarcopenia were randomized intoYi Jin Jing group and a blank control group. Thirty-three patients inYi Jin Jing group practicedYi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises), while 32 patients in the blank control group didn ’t receive any interventions. The muscle strength was measured before and after 12-week training.ResultsDuring the study, each group had 1 dropout. The muscle strength was improved after 12-week training inYi Jin Jing group, an...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of combining acupuncture and auricular point sticking on heart rate variability in patients with post-stroke depression
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of combining acupuncture and auricular point sticking on heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with post-stroke depression (PSD).MethodsA total of 80 cases with PSD were randomized into a treatment group and a control group. The control group was intervened by oral administration of paroxetine hydrochloride, whereas the treatment group received acupuncture plus auricular point sticking base on the same oral administration. The Hamilton depression rating scale (HAMD) and HRV were measured before and after treatment in both groups.ResultsThe individual and global scores of HAMD s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus psychological intervention on SP, 5-HT and quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus psychological intervention on serum contents of substance P (SP) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), as well as the quality of life (QOL) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).MethodsA total of 120 IBS patients were divided into three groups by random sampling method, 40 cases in each group. The heat-sensitive moxibustion group received heat-sensitive moxibustion, the psychological intervention group received psychological intervention, while the observation group received both methods. The therapeutic efficacy was evaluated after 3 courses of ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupoints selection pattern in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of perimenopausal syndrome from 2007 to 2016
ConclusionThe data mining results of acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of PMS substantially conform to the general principle in traditional acupuncture-moxibustion theories, able to reflect the acupoints selection and grouping pattern and provide references for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of PMS. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on effects of moxibustion at abdominal acupoints for slow transit constipation due to yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of moxibustion at abdominal acupoints for slow transit constipation (STC) due to yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney.MethodsA total of 52 cases with slow transit constipation in conformity with the inclusion criteria were selected and divided into a control group and an observation group according to their visit order and random digital table, 26 cases in each group. Patients in the control group received routine nursing guide. Besides the same routine nursing guide, patients in the observation group received moxibustion at the abdominal acupoints, once every day. The c...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Experimental study on the effect of moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) for long-term exercise-induced fatigue
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) on fatigue in rats with chronic exercise-induced exhaustion.MethodsThirty male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group and a moxibustion group, 10 rats in each group. Except rats in the blank group, the remaining rats were subjected to create long-term exhaustion models by repeated swimming. After successful modeling, rats in the moxibustion group received mild moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) for 15 min, once every other day with a total of 10 times. Rats in the model group and the blank group did not receive ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A comparative study of the effect of low-frequency electroacupuncture on blood lipids between men and women with simple obesity
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the difference of the effect of low-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) on blood lipids between male and female patients with simple obesity due to damp induced by spleen deficiency.MethodsEighty patients with simple obesity were recruited, including 37 males and 43 females, to receive low-frequency EA by selecting Yinlingquan (SP 10), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36), Fenglong (ST 40), Quchi (LI 11), Tianshu (ST 25), Zhongwan (CV 12), Shuifen (CV 9), Qihai (CV 6) and Guanyuan (CV 4), with needles retained for 30 min. The treatment was given once a day, 10 sessions as a treatment course, for 2 c...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on clinical efficacy of warm needling moxibustion plus Mulligan dynamic joint mobilization for cervical radiculopathy
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of warm needling moxibustion plus Mulligan dynamic joint mobilization for cervical radiculopathy.MethodsA total of 60 cases with cervical radiculopathy were randomly divided into group A, group B and group C by random digital table, 20 cases in each group. The patients in three groups were treated with similar warm needling moxibustion. Group A only received warm needling moxibustion; group B was treated with warm needling moxibustion plus Mulligan dynamic joint mobilization; group C was treated with warm needling moxibustion plus cervical traction. Before the treatment and...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of long-time needle retaining at Baihui (GV 20) on cognitive impairment in post-stroke patients
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of long-time needle retaining at Baihui (GV 20) in treating post-stroke cognitive impairment.MethodsA total of 60 eligible patients with post-stroke cognitive impairment were randomized into a treatment group and a control group by random digital table, 30 cases in each group. The control group was intervened by basic treatment including routine therapy in Neurology department and Western medicine rehabilitation therapy, while the treatment group was intervened by same treatment in the control group combined with long-time needle retaining at Baihui (GV 20). Mental state of...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of curative effect of different media in pediatric tuina for infantile muscular torticollis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of different media in pediatric tuina treatment for children with muscular torticollis.MethodsA total of 80 children with muscular torticollis were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each group. Both groups received conventional pediatric tuina therapy. The observation group was treated with Bai Mai ointment as the massage medium, while the common lubrication oil was used as medium in the control group. Both groups were treated five times a week, 20 min for each time, 20 times constituted a course of treatment. The traditional Chinese medi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on acupuncture for primary insomnia
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of Acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1) and Anmian [Extra, locates at the midpoint between Yiming (EX-HN 14) and Fengchi (GB 20)] for primary insomnia.MethodsA total of 112 patients with primary insomnia were randomized into an acupuncture group and a medication group according to the visiting sequence, 56 cases in each group. The acupuncture group was intervened by acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1) and Anmian [Extra, locates at the midpoint between Yiming (EX-HN 14) and Fengchi (GB 20)], and points selected based on syndrome differentiation, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy observation on treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with ginger-partitioned moxibustion at Zigong (EX-CA 1)
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of ginger-partitioned moxibustion at Zigong (EX-CA 1) for primary dysmenorrhea.MethodsA total of 112 patients with primary dysmenorrhea were randomized into an observation group and a control group according to their visiting sequence, 56 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group received ginger-partitioned moxibustion at Zigong (EX-CA 1), while patients in the control group received oral intake of analgesic. For both groups, treatment started 1 week before menstruation and lasted for 3 menstrual cycles, continued by a 3-month follow-up visit, then the clinic...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - December 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of biomechanical effect between oblique Ban-pulling manipulation and lumbar erection-rotation manipulation in sitting position for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation
ConclusionOblique Ban-pulling manipulation may result in a better biomechanical effect than lumbar erection-rotation manipulation in sitting position for LIDH. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture at the Pericardium Meridian on the heart function of volunteers with acute hypoxia
AbstractObjectiveTo study the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at the Pericardium Meridian on the heart function of volunteers with acute hypoxia, and to provide scientific evidence for the acupoints selection along the affected meridian in acupuncture-moxibustion therapy.MethodsBased on a self-control design, eighteen healthy volunteers were recruited in the study. Points from the Pericardium Meridian [Neiguan (PC 6), Ximen (PC 4), Quze (PC 3) and Tianquan (PC 2)], non-Pericardium Meridian point [Shousanli (LI 10)], non-meridian and non-acupoint points [1.0-1.5 cm lateral to Neiguan (PC 6) and Ximen (PC 4), respectively ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture plus medium-frequency electric stimulation on bladder function after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer
ConclusionThe single application of acupuncture therapy is effective and able to prevent urinary retention after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer. Acupuncture plus medium-frequency electric stimulation can effectively enhance the recovery of bladder function and reduce the residual urine volume in the bladder to the maximum. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Data mining for points-selection rules in acupuncture treatment of mammary gland hyperplasia
ConclusionThe data mining results substantially accord with the general rules of acupuncture-moxibustion theories in traditional Chinese medicine, able to reflect the points-selection principles and features in acupuncture treatment of MGH and provide evidence for the points selection in the treatment of MGH in acupuncture clinic. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research progress on factors influencing therapeutic efficacy of moxibustion
AbstractAs a crucial component of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy, moxibustion has been extensively propagated and used with its significant efficacy, simple operation, inconspicuous adverse effects and less sufferings. There are a variety of factors that influence the therapeutic efficacy of moxibustion. The influencing factors, including moxibustion dose (moxibustion duration, distance between moxa and skin, size and number of moxa cone), selection of points, moxibustion sensations, and the type of moxibustion were analyzed and summarized, to provide references for approaching the maximum efficacy of moxibustion in clini...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on instant analgesic effect of Governor Vessel-regulating and collateral-unblocking acupuncture method for primary headache
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the instant analgesic effect of Governor Vessel-regulating and collateral-unblocking acupuncture method in treating primary headache and to inherit and carry forward the academic achievements of Gao ’s acupuncture school in Yanzhao (Hebei Province) area.MethodsEighty eligible primary headache patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group following their visiting sequence, 40 patients in each group. The observation group was intervened by Yanzhao Gao ’s Governor Vessel-regulating and collateral-unblocking acupuncture, and the control group was intervened by or...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on expressions of VEGF and CD31 in MCAO model rats
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Ganshu (BL 18) and Shenshu (BL 23) on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1)/CD31 around the cerebral infarction focus in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats and the possible mechanism, thus to provide a new strategy for the treatment of cerebral ischemic stroke by acupuncture.MethodsA total of 180 healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a sham operation group, a model group, an acupoint group and a non-acupoint group, 45 rats in each group. MCAO model was...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on MEK1/2 and ERK1/2 expressions of gastric tissues in rats with spleen deficiency syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on the expressions of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK1/2) and extracellular regulatory protein kinase (ERK1/2) in gastric tissues of rats with spleen deficiency syndrome, and to explore the possible mechanisms of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion in treating spleen deficiency syndrome.MethodsSixty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank control group (group A), a model group (group B), a ranitidine group (group C), and a herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion group (group D) by random digit, 15 rats in each group. Rat mod...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibustion on MMP-3, TIMP-1 and TGF- β1 in rats with knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibustion on the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) and transforming growth factor- β1 (TGF-β1) in cartilage of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) rats, and to explore the mechanism of acupuncture plus thunder-fire moxibustion in the treatment of KOA.MethodsThirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank control group, a model group and an acupuncture-moxibustion group by random digits table, 10 rats in each group. Rats in the model group and the acupuncture-moxibust...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Instant effect of moxibustion at different points on electrogastrogram of patients with functional dyspepsia
AbstractObjectiveTo observe different effects of moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) and Yanglingquan (GB 34) on electrogastrogram (EGG) of patients with functional dyspepsia (FD).MethodsA total of 65 cases were randomized into a Zusanli (ST 36) group (n=33) and a Yanglingquan (GB 34) group (n=32) by random serial number, to receive moxibustion therapy to the corresponding point respectively. The 8-lead EGG was used before and after treatment to collect EGG parameter of the gastric body, antrum of stomach, lesser curvature and greater curvature, including the dominant frequency, slow wave percentage, average frequency, response...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupuncture at points of Shaoyang meridians plus moving cupping on the neck and shoulder for migraine
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy of acupuncture at points of Shaoyang meridians plus moving cupping on neck and shoulder for migraine.MethodsA total of 64 migraine cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group, 32 cases in each group. Random number table method was used in allocation. Acupuncture at points of Shaoyang meridians and cupping on neck and shoulder were used for cases in the observation group, which contain acupuncture 5 times a week and cupping once a week. Oral flunarizine hydrochloride capsules were used for cases in the control group, 10 mg for each dose, 1 dose a day. ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical effect observation on liver-regulating and blood-tonifying acupuncture for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of liver-regulating and blood-tonifying acupuncture in the treatment of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type.MethodsA total of 60 cases meeting the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. Cases in the observation group received liver-regulating and blood-tonifying acupuncture, in which Jiaji (EX-B 2) points of C3-C7, Ganshu (BL 18) and Geshu (BL 17) were used; cases in the control group received routine acupuncture treatment in which jiaji (EX-B2) points of C3-C7 were used. Both groups received 5 times...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupuncture at thirteen ghost acupoints for children with autism spectrum disorder
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of needling thirteen ghost acupoints for children with autism spectrum disorder.MethodsA total of 90 cases with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged between 2 and 6 years were randomly allocated into 2 groups by random number table. The control group (n=45) received routine rehabilitative training, and the treatment group (n=45) received acupuncture at thirteen ghost acupoints plus routine rehabilitative training. The Beijing Gesell developmental (Gesell) scale and autism behavior checklist (ABC) were used to assess the intellectual, language and behavior development before ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on clinical effects of tuina plus montelukast sodium tablets for children with cough variant asthma
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of tuina plus oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets for children with cough variant asthma (CVA).MethodsA hundred and six children with CVA were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, 53 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated with Tuina therapy plus oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets, and the control group was treated only by oral administration of montelukast sodium tablets. Tuina treatment was given three times per week. 5 mg of montelukast sodium tablets was given orally before bedtime every night. The therape...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case studies of Chinese acupuncture ’s comprehensive effectiveness on knee pain
The objective was to explore the clinical effects of acupuncture for knee pain. Thirty-six patients with knee pain were divided into five groups based on age. Holistic TCM diagnosis was performed at the beginning of each case and then made a personalized acupuncture treatment prescription according to the root of illness found by the diagnosis. The symptoms and signs were recorded before and after every treatment, and the treatment effects were assessed based upon the self-reported feeling and the observed changes of the patient following the numeric rating scale (NRS). The results were summarized after the completion of t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research