Effects of acupuncture plus spinal manipulations on physical functioning and biochemical indicators in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of acupuncture plus spinal manipulations on the physical functioning and levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).MethodsA total of 128 AS cases were allocated into a control group and an observation group by using random number table method, with 64 cases in each group. Patients in both groups took sulfasalazine and meloxicam. Patients in the observation group received additional acupuncture plus spinal manipulations. The efficacy, Bath AS functional ind...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Investigation of acupuncture in improving sleep, cognitive and emotion based on attenuation of oxidative stress in prefrontal cortex in sleep-deprived rats
AbstractObjectiveTo explore whether acupuncture can improve sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment and emotional disorders caused by sleep deprivation, and its association with the attenuation of oxidative stress injury in prefrontal cortex.MethodsFifty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a control group (n=10), a model group (n=14), a manual acupuncture (MA) group (n=14), and a sham-MA group (n=14). All the groups were established as sleep deprivation models via the modified multiple platform method, except for the control group. Rats in both the MA group and the sham-MA group received corresponding i...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint pressure plus long-snake moxibustion for upper-limb spastic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupoint pressure plus long-snake moxibustion for upper-limb spastic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction.MethodsA total of 100 patients were randomized into a control group and an observation group, with 50 cases in each group. Both groups were treated with the same conventional internal medicine and rehabilitation training. The control group was treated with additional acupoint pressure therapy, and the observation group was treated with long-snake moxibustion on the basis of the treatment given to the control group. The Ashworth grade, Fugl-Meyer assessment upper limb...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - May 4, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of auricular point sticking on dry eye in myopia patients after SMILE surgery: a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the intervention effect of auricular point sticking on dry eye in myopia patients after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery.MethodsThis was a prospective randomized controlled study conducted among the myopia patients who received SMILE surgery at Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University. The post-SMILE operation patients who screened by the inclusion and exclusion criteria were randomized into a control group and a treatment group. Patients in the control group were given 0.1% fluorometholone and 0.5% carboxymethylcellulose sodium eye drops, while the treatment group was given a...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Nie-pinching the spine, puncturing Sifeng (EX-UE 10) plus Chinese herbs for pediatric anorexia due to dysfunction of spleen in transportation: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Nie-pinching the spine, puncturing Sifeng (EX-UE 10) plus Chinese herbs in treating pediatric anorexia due to dysfunction of spleen in transportation.MethodsA total of 64 kids were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 32 cases in each group. Patients in both groups received Jian Pi Kai Wei (strengthening spleen and stomach) powder according to pattern differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In addition, patients in the observation group received Nie-pinching the spine and puncturing Sifeng (EX-UE ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupoint catgut-embedding therapy as promising treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).MethodsTwenty-three participants were subjected to acupoint catgut-embedding therapy for 3 sessions. The second session was performed one month after the first session and the third session two months after the second session. Three months after the third session of catgut-embedding therapy, the patients were subjected to fibroscan analysis. A total of 20 acupoints were selected in three sessions. Same acupoints were selected for all the patients at the same session but different points were selected...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of electroacupuncture with different frequencies for migraine without aura
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) with different frequencies in treating migraine.MethodsNinety patients with migraine were divided into a low frequency electroacupuncture (LF-EA) group, a high frequency electroacupuncture (HF-EA) group and a variable frequency electroacupuncture (VF-EA) group by the random number table method. Shuaigu (GB 8), Hegu (LI 4), Waiguan (TE 5), Taichong (LR 3), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Fengchi (GB 20) and Ashi points were selected for all three groups. After achieving needling sensation (Deqi), the LF-EA group received 2 Hz continuous wave EA stimulation; the...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Warm needling moxibustion plus PKP for vertebral compression fracture due to kidney deficiency and blood stasis: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the efficacy and mechanism of warm needling moxibustion plus percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) due to kidney deficiency and blood stasis.MethodsA total of 70 OVCF patients were randomized into a control group and an observation group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was given PKP treatment, and the observation group was treated with warm needling moxibustion on the basis of the treatment in the control group. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI) were scored and the Cobb angle of fractured vertebrae wa...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Review of systematic reviews of acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy
ConclusionAcupuncture can produce satisfactory clinical efficacy in treating DPN, but the existing problems, such as low-quality evidence, unitary outcome measures, poor methodological quality of systematic reviews and nonstandard reporting, need to be treated cautiously; meanwhile, more high-quality clinical trials are required to elevate the level of evidence. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the prevention and treatment effects of acupuncture-moxibustion for Alzheimer disease based on various mouse models
ConclusionAlthough the optimal mouse model is not determined, it is sure that acupuncture-moxibustion therapy can improve cognitive function. A more suitable AD animal model should be duplicated in order to better explore the inherent action mechanism of acupuncture-moxibustion in preventing and treating AD. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on spleen-invigorating and qi-benefiting pediatric massage for treating recurrent respiratory tract infection in children with cerebral palsy due to qi deficiency of spleen and lung
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of spleen-invigorating and qi-benefiting pediatric massage (tuina) for treating recurrent respiratory tract infection in children with cerebral palsy due to qi deficiency of spleen and lung.MethodsA total of 70 children with cerebral palsy who suffered from recurrent respiratory tract infection due to qi deficiency of spleen and lung were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 35 cases in each group. Both groups were treated with conventional rehabilitation training, while the observation group was given additional s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of acupoint thread-embedding therapy on serum apelin and GLP-1 in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with obesity due to dampness-heat encumbering spleen
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of acupoint thread-embedding therapy on serum apelin and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with obesity due to dampness-heat encumbering spleen.MethodsSixty-six patients were randomly divided into a control group and an observation group according to the random number table method, with 33 cases in each group. Patients in the control group were treated with exenatide and metformin, while patients in the observation group were treated with additional acupoint thread-embedding. After 12-week treatment, the obesity-related indicators, including body ma...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of moxibustion on the P2X7R/STAT3/VEGF pathway in rats with colitis-associated colon cancer
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of herb-partitioned moxibustion and ginger-partitioned moxibustion on the growth of colon tumors in rats with colitis-associated colon cancer (CACC), and explore the mechanism of moxibustion intervening CACC through the purinergic receptor P2X ligand-gated ion channel 7 (P2X7R)/signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3)/vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway.MethodsA total of 26 male Sprague-Dawley rats were selected. According to the random number table method, 6 rats were selected as the normal group. The remaining 20 rats were injected intraperitoneall...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - March 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation of acupuncture for dry eye syndrome of lung-yin deficiency pattern
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of combining two needling manipulations, Er Long Xi Zhu (two dragons playing with a pearl) and Guo Yan Re (heat produced to reach the eyes), in treating dry eye syndrome (DES) of lung-yin deficiency pattern.MethodsFifty-six eligible DES patients of lung-yin deficiency were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 28 cases in each group. Same acupoints were selected in the two groups: Cuanzhu (BL 2), Sizhukong (TE 23), Taiyang (EX-HN 5) and Fengchi (GB 20) were chosen as the major points and Feishu (BL 13) and Chize (LU 5) as the adjuvant. Er Long Xi Zh...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Overview of reported transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation effects on pain mediators
AbstractLiteratures on pain intervention with transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) were collected by searching the databases both in Chinese and English, and summarized to understand the research progress of TEAS effects on pain mediators in recent years. This will provide a more objective and scientific theoretical basis for clinical practice of TEAS to treat pain syndrome, thus promoting the clinical application of TEAS. Our literature analysis indicated that TEAS effectively regulated the release levels of various pain factors such as prostaglandin, 5-hydroxytryptamine, interleukins, substance P and tum...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture pretreatment on the protein expression of c-fos in fastigial nucleus and lateral hypothalamus area in rats with acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on the protein expression of c-fos in fastigial nucleus (FN) and lateral hypothalamus area (LHA) in rats with acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI), and to explore the role and mechanism of FN and LHA in EA at the Heart Meridian fighting against acute MIRI reaction.MethodsSeventy Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a sham operation group, a model group, an EA-Heart Meridian group and an EA-Lung Meridian group, with 14 rats in each group; an LHA lesion plus EA-Heart Meridian group (LHA+EA-Heart Meridian group) and a FN le...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation of chiropractic plus foot bath with Chinese medicine for transient synovitis of the hip in children
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the efficacy of different treatment protocols in treating transient synovitis of the hip (TSH) in children and to optimize the clinical treatment strategy for this condition.MethodsNinety kids with TSH were divided into a control group, a chiropractic group and a chiropractic plus foot bath group using the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was treated with conventional traction; the chiropractic group was given chiropractic treatment based on the control group; the chiropractic plus foot bath group was given Chinese medicine foot bath based on the chiropr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on therapeutic efficacy of thunder-fire moxibustion for hypomenorrhea after induced abortion
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of thunder-fire moxibustion for hypomenorrhea after induced abortion.MethodsA total of 74 patients with hypomenorrhea after induced abortion were randomized into two groups, with 37 cases in each group. The control group was treated with conventional hormone sequential therapy, and the observation group was treated with thunder-fire moxibustion. The course of treatment was 3 menstrual cycles. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) symptom scores, menstrual volume, endometrial thickness and the sex hormone levels were observed before and after treatment. The clinical efficac...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on calcium-activated chloride channel currents in interstitial cells of Cajal in rats with diabetic gastroparesis
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) at Zusanli (ST 36), Liangmen (ST 21) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) in intervening diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) based on calcium-activated chloride channel.MethodsForty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups, including a normal control group (group A), a model group (group B), an EA group (group C) and a metoclopramide group (group D), with 10 rats in each group. A single intraperitoneal injection of 2% streptozotocin (STZ) combined with 8-week high-glucose high-fat diet was used to establish a DGP rat model. After intervention, gastrointe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ginger-partitioned moxibustion plus pediatric massage for treating infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency: a randomized controlled clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of ginger-partitioned moxibustion plus pediatric massage (tuina) in treating infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency.MethodsNinety infants were randomly divided into a massage plus moxibustion group, a massage group and a drug group by the random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. The intervention was conducted for two consecutive courses. The infants in the massage plus moxibustion group were treated with pediatric massage and ginger-partitioned moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8). The infants in the massage group were treated with pediatric massage alone, whi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on acupuncture plus auricular point sticking for tension-type headache
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular point sticking for tension-type headache (TTH).MethodsA total of 90 TTH patients were divided into an acupuncture group, an auricular point sticking group and an observation group by random number table method, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group received acupuncture plus auricular point sticking for treatment, while those in the acupuncture group only received acupuncture and those in the auricular point sticking group only received auricular point sticking for treatment. The headache attack frequency and the scores ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation of long-retaining scalp acupuncture plus interactive training for upper-extremity dysfunction after cerebral stroke
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy of long-retaining scalp acupuncture plus interactive training in improving upper-extremity dysfunction in cerebral stroke patients.MethodsNinety-five patients with upper-extremity dysfunction after cerebral stroke were randomized into two groups, with 48 cases in the treatment group and 47 cases in the control group. Conventional internal medicine treatment was offered to both groups. In both groups, Anterior Oblique Line of Vertex-temporal (MS 6, the middle 2/5) and Posterior Oblique Line of Vertex-temporal (MS 7, the middle 2/5) were selected from the same side of the brain lesion...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - January 3, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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