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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

Clinical observation on the correlation between moxibustion sensation and distance of moxa stick
ConclusionThe distance of 3 cm is the most comfortable distance in mild moxibustion (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on electrogastrogram and gastric antrum ghrelin in rats with diabetic gastroparesis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the electrogastrogram and gastric antrum ghrelin in rats with diabetic gastroparesis (DGP).MethodsFifty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into group A, group B, group C, group D and group E, 10 rats in each group. Group A was the blank control group without intervention. Group B, Group C, Group D and Group E were treated with single dose intraperitoneal injection of 2% streptozotocin (STZ), combined with 8-week high glucose and high fat diet to establish DGP rat models. Group B was the model group without treatment. Group C was the EA at acup...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy evaluation on electroacupuncture for Alzheimer ’s disease
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) on Alzheimer ’s disease (AD).MethodsA total of 50 AD patients were randomly allocated into a Western medication (WM) group (n=25) and an acupuncture plus medication (APM) group (n=25). Patients in the WM group took oral huperzine A capsules. In addition to huperzine A capsules, patients in the APM group also received EA at Shenting (GV 24), Baihui (GV 20), Dazhui (GV 14), Fengfu (GV 16), Mingmen (GV 4) and Yongquan (KI 1). The needles on the above points were connected to G6805-II electric stimulator [3 pairs: Shenting (GV 24) and Baihui (GV...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for dry eye syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionThe low methodological quality of the trials does not suggest drawing firm conclusions on the value of acupuncture therapy for DES. Acupuncture treatment may have some effects on the tear film BUT and Schirmer ’s test, but not on the subjective symptoms. Well-planned large-scale high-quality RCTs are needed to make it clear whether acupuncture is effective in treating DES. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Low-frequency fluctuation amplitude analysis of resting-state fMRI for functional brain response differences between acupuncture and moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) in patient with functional dyspepsia
ConclusionNeedling and moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) can produce significant differences in immediate functional brain response. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of ear acupuncture plus injection at Zusanli (ST 36) on shoulder pain and cytokines after gynecologic laparoscopic surgery
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the clinical efficacy of ear acupuncture plus injection at Zusanli (ST 36) in treating shoulder pain after laparoscopic gynecological surgery, and to observe its effect on cytokines.MethodsTwo hundred patients with shoulder pain after laparoscopic gynecological surgery were randomized into two groups based on their visiting sequence, 100 cases each. The observation group was intervened by ear acupuncture plus injection at Zusanli (ST 36), and the control group was intervened by oral administration of Ibuprofen, 10 d as a treatment course. The clinical efficacies of the two groups were compared a...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on intervention mechanism of acupuncture for neuron abnormal neural coding in visual cortex area 17 of monocular deprivation rats
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the electrophysiological mechanism of acupuncture for the visual cortex plasticity during the sensitive period.MethodsFifty 2-week-old Wistar rats were randomly divided into a blank control group, a model group, an early-stage acupuncture group, a middle-stage acupuncture group and a late-stage acupuncture group, 10 rats in each group. Monocular deprivation amblyopia models were prepared in rats except those in the blank control group by unilateral eyelid suture. After successful modeling, no treatment was applied to the rats in the model group. Rats in each acupuncture group were treated wi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of moxibustion at different times on prostaglandin and vasopressin levels in uterine tissues of rats with dysmenorrhea due to cold-dampness retention
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of moxibustion at different times on prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), prostaglandin F2 α (PGF2 α) and arginine vasopressin (AVP), in the uterine tissues of rats with dysmenorrhea due to cold-dampness retention, and to explore the differences and possible mechanisms of moxibustion at different times in easing pain in dysmenorrhea due to cold-dampness retention.MethodsForty-three female Wistar rats were randomly divided into a blank control group (n=7), a model group (n=9), a pre-moxibustion group (n=9), an immediate-moxibustion group (n=9) and a pre-moxibustion plus immediatemoxib...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of different-distance mild moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) on functional brain imaging in healthy population
ConclusionIn moxibustion of 3 cm distance, the changes in the brain regions basically conform to the transmission route of body trunk temperature. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of Fu ’s subcutaneous needling for scapulohumeral periarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic efficacy of Fu ’s subcutaneous needling (FSN) in treating scapulohumeral periarthritis (SP).MethodsEighty patients with SP were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 40 cases in each group. Patients in the observation group received FSN treatment while those in the control group received conventional acupuncture treatment. Visual analogue scale (VAS) and range of motion (ROM) were observed before and after the treatment, and the therapeutic efficacy was also evaluated.ResultsAfter the treatment, the VAS scores decreased significantly in the two gro...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion plus Duhuo Jisheng decoction on hs-CRP, IL-1 β and TNF-α levels in middle-aged and elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of moxibustion combined withDuhuo Jisheng decoction for middle-aged and elderly patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and its impact on serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-1 β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels.MethodsA total of 90 eligible KOA patients were randomized into an observation group (n=45) and a control group (n=45). Cases in the observation group received moxibustion plus oral administrationDuhuo Jisheng decoction, while cases in the control group receivedDuhuo Jisheng decoction. Then the hs-CRP, I...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Yi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus tuina on scapulohumeral periarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect ofYi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus tuina on scapulohumeral periarthritis (SP).MethodsA total of 30 cases with SP were randomized into an observation group and a control group. Those in the observation group practicedYi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) plus tuina therapy; whereas those in the control group received only tuina therapy. Tuina therapy was conducted every other day, 20 min every time for 1 month andYi Jin Jing (Sinew-transforming Qigong Exercises) was conducted once a day for 1 month. The therapeutic effects were assessed by visual a...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on clinical effects of Zhu Lian ’s type I excitation needling technique for postpartum urinary retention
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of Zhu Lian ’s type I excitation needling technique for postpartum urinary retention.MethodsA total of 60 cases with postpartum urinary retention were recruited and divided randomly into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The control group was treated with routine acupuncture, and stimulated with sparse and dense wave of electric acupuncture for 15 min after arrival of needling sensation, and then the needles were taken out. The observation group was treated with Zhu Lian ’s type I excitation needling technique, by inserting the nee...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Experimental study on the effect of different moxibustion durations on rats with rheumatoid arthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of different moxibustion durations on rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate the relationship between moxibustion amount and moxibustion efficacy.MethodsEight rats were randomly selected as a normal group from the 40 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, and the other 32 rats were used to establish type II collagen-induced RA models. After successful modeling, the 32 rats were randomly divided into a model group, a moxibustion for 20 min group, a moxibustion for 40 min group and a moxibustion for 60 min group, with 8 rats in each group. Rats in the normal group did not receive m...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture plus mild hypothermia on apoptosis-related factors in rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of acupuncture plus mild hypothermia on neurological function impairment score, cerebral infarct size and apoptosis-related factors in cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury (CIRI) rats.MethodsSixty healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were routinely reared for 1 week. Ten rats were randomly selected as the sham operation group and 10 rats as the blank control group, while the remaining 40 rats were subjected to preparing the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model by modified filament occlusion method. The 40 MCAO rats were further randomly divided into a model group, an acu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Overview of researches on central action mechanism of needling Zusanli (ST 36)
AbstractThe contents about the central action mechanisms of needling Zusanli (ST 36) were sorted by summarizing the relevant literatures published in the past 10 years, and it was found that: by comparing acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36), other acupoints or sham points, most studies showed that Zusanli (ST 36) had relatively specific characteristics in the brain function response; studies on the central action mechanisms of Zusanli (ST 36) were mainly focused on sequelae of cerebral apoplexy, pain, gastrointestinal diseases, weight loss and drug addiction withdrawal and so on; acupuncture manipulations, stimulation methods, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the mechanisms of electroacupuncture for promoting gastrointestinal motility in rats with diabetic gastroparesis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Zusanli (ST 36) on the gastrointestinal motility and the ultrastructures of pacemaker cells [the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC)] in diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) rats and explore the mechanism of EA for DGP.MethodsA total of 50 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into group A, group B, group C, group D and group E, with 10 rats in each group. Group A was the blank control; a single intraperitoneal injection of 2% streptozotocin (STZ) was performed in rats of group B, group C, group D and group E, with high glucose and high fat diet for 8 week...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of low-frequency electroacupuncture on pancreatic endocrine system in patients with simple obesity
AbstractObjectiveTo observe different efficacies of low-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) on pancreatic endocrine system in male and female patients with simple obesity due to spleen deficiency-related dampness.MethodsA total of 80 simple obesity patients were assigned to a male group (n=37) and a female group (n=43). Both groups received a 30-minute low-frequency EA at Yinlingquan (SP 9), 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). The treatment was done once a day, and 10 times made up a course of treatment. Pati...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of auricular acupoint therapy for pain in early-stage extremity trauma
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy of auricular acupoint sticking based on conventional treatment in treating pain in early-stage extremity trauma.MethodsA hundred eligible patients with acute soft tissue injury or acute closed fracture were randomized into an observation group and a control group by their admission sequence, 50 cases in each group. The two groups both received routine management including routine checking, external fixing, traction, raising up the affected limb, etc., as well as cold compress with Chinese medication (Xiao Zhong Zhi Tong Powder). In addition to the routine management, the control gro...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion stimulation on repair of injured gastric mucosa after common peroneal nerve transection
ConclusionZusanli (ST 36) can transmit information through the pathway of common peroneal nerve, regulate the release of gastric mucosal protective factors, and up-regulate the expression of cytothesis-related proteins, so as to achieve the effect in repairing gastric mucosa. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on tumor necrosis factor- α and nuclear transcription factor kappa B in ankle joints of rats with rheumatoid arthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxibustion on the expressions of tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α) and nuclear transcription factor kappa B (NF-κB) proteins in ankle joints of rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to explore the anti-inflammatory mechanism of moxibustion in the treatment of RA.MethodsAdjuvant arthritis (AA) rat models were induced and used as rat models of RA. Rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a saline group. Rats in the normal and model groups were not treated; rats in the moxibustion group accepted treatment by moxibustio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Brief introduction to Professor Gao Wei-bin ’s needling technique of ‘Ten Acupuncture Skills’
Abstract‘Ten Acupuncture Skills’ refers to ten types of needling techniques for difficult and intractable neurological diseases. It has been summarized by Prof. Gao Wei-bin, a famous traditional Chinese medicine expert in China, based upon his clinical experience for years, including neck acupuncture fo r bulbar palsy, neck acupuncture for laryngeal muscular paralysis, stuck needling technique for ocular muscular paralysis, electric field therapy at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points for incomplete spinal paraplegia, electroacupuncture (EA) for urination disorder, electric neck acupuncture for waking up and tre ating variou...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of plum-blossom needle tapping with different stimulation intensities on hair regrowth in hair removal mice
ConclusionCutaneous acupuncture with heavy stimulation intensity can inhibit hair growth in hair removal mice, while RN, with the lightest stimulation intensity, is unlikely to affect hair growth but may make hair shafts thicker and follicles larger. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint pressure therapy plus electroacupuncture for post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis
ConclusionZhang ’s acupoint pressure therapy plus EA can produce a satisfactory clinical efficacy in treating post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis, and is worth promotion. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the modified Morisky scale for patient ’s compliance with moxibustion
ConclusionThe reliability and validity of the modified Morisky scale for the compliance with moxibustion are acceptable, while several items need further modification and improvement in the expression and content. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture at points selected from different regions on SCF-kit signaling pathway in diabetic gastroparesis rats
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture at points selected from different regions on the positive expression of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) and the stem cell factor (SCF) in gastric antrum tissues in diabetic gastroparesis (DGP) rats, and to explore the influence of region-based point selection on the acupoint combination efficacy.MethodsSixty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a normal group (group A), a model group (group B), a group of Zusanli (ST 36) plus Zhongwan (CV 12) (group C), a group of Zusanli (ST 36) plus Neiguan (PC 6) (group D), and a group of Zusanli (ST 36) plus non-mer...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Abdominal acupuncture plus the Confluent Points of the Eight Extraordinary Meridian for chronic pharyngitis
ConclusionAbdominal acupuncture plus the Confluent Points of the Eight Extraordinary Meridian is effective in treating chronic pharyngitis, worth promoting in clinic. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of scalp acupuncture plus speech rehabilitation for Broca ’s aphasia after cerebral stroke
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the clinical efficacy of scalp acupuncture plus speech rehabilitation in treating Broca ’s aphasia after cerebral stroke, for providing novel evidences for the treatment.MethodsNinety-one eligible patients with Broca ’s aphasia after cerebral stroke were randomized into an observation group and a control group. Forty-six cases in the observation group were intervened by scalp acupuncture plus speech rehabilitation, while 45 cases in the control group were treated by speech rehabilitation alone. The aphasia bat tery of Chinese (ABC) and Boston diagnostic aphasia examination (BDAE) wer...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of warm needling plus oral medication on blood lipids in cerebral infarction patients
ConclusionWarm needling and oral administration of rosuvastatin calcium tablets both can adjust blood lipids effectively in cerebral infarction patients with a similar therapeutic efficacy, while the effect gets better based upon combining both methods; acupuncture-moxibustion plays an important role in the recovery of nerve functions in cerebral infarction patients. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on gastric motility, expressions of ghrelin and GHSR mRNA in gastric antrum tissue of diabetic gastroparesis rats
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the action mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in improving the gastric motility of rats with diabetic gastroparesis (DGP).MethodsForty-eight healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into four groups: a normal group (group A), a model group (group B), a group of EA at acupoints (group C), and a group of EA at non-acupoints (group D), 12 rats in each group. The animal model of DGP was established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (STZ) plus high glucose and fat diet. The blood glucose, urine glucose and gastric emptying rate (GER) were observed. The content of insulin...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on the number of associated protein phosphorylation in brain tissues of MCAO rats based on protein microarray technique
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effects of acupuncture on the number of associated phosphorylated proteins in brain tissues of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) rats, based on the protein microarray technique.MethodsThe MCAO model was prepared according to the modified occlusion method using occlusion lines. Forty healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 4 groups using the lottery method: a sham operation group, a model group, a control point group and an acupoint group, with 10 rats in each group. Rats in the sham operation group and the model group only received binding without acupuncture. R...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Chinese medicine treatment selection for straightened cervical curvature and therapeutic observation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of different therapies in treating straightened cervical curvature.MethodsA hundred patients with straightened cervical curvature were randomized into 5 groups to receive corresponding treatment. The clinical efficacies and the changes of cervical curvature in the five groups were compared.ResultsDifferent therapies all produced certain effectiveness in treating cervical spondylosis patients. The total effective rates in the acupuncture group and tuina group were both 100%, and the rates in the traction group, oral medication group and Chinese medicinal application group we...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on Governor Vessel-unblocking and brain-refreshing scalp acupuncture for cerebral palsy complicated with intellectual disabilities
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Governor Vessel-unblocking and brain-refreshing scalp acupuncture for cerebral palsy (CP) complicated with intellectual disabilities.MethodsA total of 300 CP cases aged between 1 and 5 years were randomly allocated into a treatment group (n=150) and a control group (n=150). Patients in the treatment group were treated with Governor Vessel-unblocking and brainrefreshing scalp acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training, whereas patients in the control group received rehabilitation training alone. The Beijing Gesell developmental (Gesell) scale and gross motor functi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Theoretic analysis of Professor Shao Jing-ming ’s ‘Three-acupoint and Five-needle Method’ for asthma
This article introduces the theoretic source and basic principle, and concrete operating method, i.e. puncturing bilateral Feishu (BL 13), Dazhui (GV 14) and bilateral Fengmen (BL 12), and adding acupoints based upon pattern identification, in combination of moxibustion and cupping therapy for promoting the clinical application of this method. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Community promotion of superficial needling plus club swing for post-stroke motion impairment of the shoulder joint
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the community promotion feasibility of superficial needling plus club swing for post-stroke motion impairment of the shoulder joint.MethodsA total of 180 cases (duration0.05). After a 60-day treatment, the shoulder pain severity, active range of motion of the shoulder joint and ADL in the observation group were significantly improved than those in the control group (allP
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research