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

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

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

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

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

Clinical observation of treatment of infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency using five-step pediatric tuina of Huxiang school
Conclusion: The five-step pediatric tuina method of Huxiang school and conventional tuina both can improve the primary and secondary symptoms in infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency, while the former one can produce more significant efficacy. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study of optimizing acupoint combining in treatment of bronchial asthma with acupoint application
Conclusion: Tiantu (CV 22), Dazhui (GV 14) and Feishu (BL 13) as basic prescription plus Dingchuan (EX-B 1) can improve symptoms of bronchial asthma in remission stage, and it works better in improving pulmonary function than the basic prescription plus Shenshu (BL 23) or Gaohuang (BL 43). (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture pretreatment on adenine nucleotides in myocardial tissues of rats with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury detected by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
AbstractObjective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on adenine nucleotides in the myocardial tissues of the myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) rats, and to explore the mechanism of EA pretreatment on myocardial prevention and protection in MIRI rats.Methods: Forty SPF male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: a blank group, a sham operation group, a model group, an EA at Neiguan (PC 6) group and an EA at Hegu (LI 4) group, with 8 rats in each group. Rats in the blank group only received binding to the rat plate, 30 min/time, once a day for 7 d; on the 7th day...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Is fire needle superior to Western medication for herpes zoster? A systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractObjective: To compare the effectiveness of fire needle versus Western medicine in the treatment of herpes zoster.Methods: Randomized controlled trials comparing fire needle with Western medicine in the treatment of herpes zoster were identified using 8 databases. A meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3 software.Results: Eight trials involving 569 patients were included in this meta-analysis, and the results showed that fire needle was superior to Western medicine comparing the effective rate [risk ratio (RR)=1.13, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.06 to 1.20; P=0.0002], the visual analog scale (VAS) score [mea...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Exploration on acupoint-selection patterns based on data mining for the treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis
Conclusion: The data mining results of the studies on acupuncture-moxibustion for CAG are substantially in line with the acupuncture-moxibustion treatment theories in traditional Chinese medicine. The results can reflect the acupoint selection patterns in treatment of CAG and provide reference for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of CAG in clinic. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of moxibustion on serum IL-6, IL-8 and TNF- α in rats with experimental rheumatoid arthritis
AbstractObjective: To observe the effects of moxibustion on serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α), and to explore the effects of moxibustion on inflammatory damaging factors in experimental rheumatoid arthritis (RA) model rats; the relationship between the therapeutic effect of moxibustion on RA and the change in the Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway was analyzed using Toll- like receptor 4 (TLR4) antagonists and agonists.Methods: Fifty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into a normal group, a model group, a moxibustion group, a moxibustion plus TLR4 agonist g...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of Tui-pushing Wujing plus Chinese patent medicine for infantile diarrhea due to spleen deficiency
AbstractObjective: To observe the therapeutic efficacy of pediatric tuina plus Chinese patent medicine for preschool kids with diarrhea due to spleen deficiency.Methods: Ninety-two eligible kids were divided into a tuina plus Chinese patent medicine and a Chinese patent medicine group by the random number table, with 46 cases in each group. The Chinese patent medicine group was intervened by oral administration of Qi Wei Bai Zhu San (Seven-ingredientAtractylodes Macrocephala Powder); the tuina plus Chinese patent medicine group was additionally given pediatric tuina therapy once a day, 20 min each time. Efficacy and safety...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of grain-sized moxibustion for chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression for non-small cell lung cancer
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of grain-sized moxibustion in treating chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its effect on quality of life (QOL).MethodsEighty NSCLC patients admitted to the Inpatient Department of Zhejiang Cancer Hospital between September 2016 and March 2018 were recruited and divided into an observation group and a control group by random number method, with 40 cases in each group. The two groups both received chemotherapy with paclitaxel plus cisplatin (TP regimen). The control group received oral administration of leucogen tablets starting fr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Frontier science promotes exploration of principles and methodologies of acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine
AbstractTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a theoretical medical system founded about three thousand years ago, originated from the richness of Chinese culture with the support and development of ancient astronomy and the Taoist philosophy of heaven and man. It has revealed many mysteries and illuminated interactions between nature and human beings. Those mysteries have not been easily understood by the public because TCM ’s conceptual system differs in form and essence from modern sciences. In modern times, some of the mysterious processes have been gradually discovered or confirmed by an advanced science: quantum ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Warm needling moxibustion versus electroacupuncture for simple obesity due to yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney: a controlled clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the therapeutic efficacy between warm needling moxibustion and electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of simple obesity due to yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney.MethodsSeventy patients with simple obesity due to yang deficiency of the spleen and kidney were randomly divided into a warm needling moxibustion group and an EA group, with 35 subjects in each group. Same major acupoints were selected for the two groups, including Shuifen (CV 9), Guanyuan (CV 4), Daheng (SP 15), Shuidao (ST 28), Shousanli (LI 10), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Taixi (KI 3). The warm needling moxibusti...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on JAK2/STAT3 pathway in synovial tissues of rats with rheumatoid arthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on Janus kinase 2/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK2/STAT3) pathway in knee joint synovial tissues of rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to explore the action mechanism of EA on RA.MethodsTwelve of the 48 SPF male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were assigned to a normal group by the random number table method. The remaining 36 rats were subjected to RA model preparation by intradermal injection of the Freund ’s complete adjuvant into the right hind foot pad of each rat under sterile conditions. After the model was successfully prep...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of acupuncture plus navel acupuncture for urinary retention after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus navel acupuncture for patients with urinary retention after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer.MethodsA total of 64 patients with urinary retention after radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer was divided into a navel acupuncture group (22 cases), an acupuncture group (18 cases) and an acupuncture plus navel acupuncture group (24 cases). All three groups received bladder function training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation. In addition, navel points were combined in the navel acupuncture group. Electroacupuncture was conducted to Qihai (CV ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation of moving cupping on the back for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome-related sleep disorders
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of moving cupping on the back for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-related sleep disorders.MethodsA total of 60 patients with CFS-related sleep disorders were randomized into a control group and an observation group, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was treated with oral administration of fluoxetine hydrochloride capsule. The observation group was treated with moving cupping on the back, once every other day. The efficacy was observed after 4 weeks of treatment. The fatigue scale-14 (FS-14) and Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) were assessed be...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discussion on the application principle of tuina manipulations for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation in Chinese literatures in recent 30 years
ConclusionBased on the treated body area, the tuina manipulations applied to treat LIDH are predominated by the ones performed on soft tissues, assisted by those on bones and joints. From the way of force exertion, the involved manipulations are majorly the swinging methods, followed by squeezing and pressing ones. The manipulations applied to bones and joints are predominated by the Ban-pulling ones, followed by the Bashen-pulling and extending ones. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - July 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Review on the development and application of electroacupuncture apparatus in the past 5 years in China
ConclusionAt present, most of the new EA products are still in the experimental or research stage, and the transformation of results has not yet been achieved. Moreover, there is no unified standard for the use of EA apparatus and its stimulation parameters in experimental research and clinical treatment, which is not conducive to the standardization process of EA stimulation. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of neck type cervical spondylopathy with Zheng ’s Jin Gou Diao Yu (gold-hook-fishing) acupuncture method: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of Zheng ’s Jin Gou Diao Yu (gold-hook-fishing) acupuncture method versus ordinary acupuncture on superficial fascia for treating neck type cervical spondylopathy in Kyrgyz.MethodsA total of 64 Kyrgyz patients conforming to the diagnostic criteria of neck type cervical spondylopathy were included. The patients were randomized into a Zheng ’s Jin Gou Diao Yu (gold-hook-fishing) acupuncture group and a conventional acupuncture group, with 32 cases in each group. Patients in the Zheng’s Jin Gou Diao Yu (gold-hook-fishing) acupuncture group were treated with Zhe...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of clinical literature on acupuncture-moxibustion for dyspepsia based on data mining
ConclusionThe main meridian chosen in acupuncture-moxibustion for dyspepsia was the Stomach Meridian, and the points were mainly selected from the Stomach Meridian; treatment method was moxibustion alone, which may provide reference for clinical treatment of this disease. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Research advances in neurobiological mechanism of acupuncture for amblyopia
This article summarized the mechanism of acupuncture treatment of amblyopia from the perspectives of morphology of neurons in visual cortex, visual electrophysiology, and molecular biology, etc. It was found that acupuncture may treat amblyopia through repairing the morphological and ultrastructural damages of neurons in visual cortex, promoting the electrical activities in visual pathway and visual cortical neurons, and modulating the synthesis and expression levels of factors involved in visual system. Nevertheless, further studies are required to unveil the mechanism of acupuncture treatment of amblyopia. (Source: Journ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on NF- κB and NLRP3 inflammasome in uterine tissues of rats with primary dysmenorrhea
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on nuclear factor kappa B (NF- κB) and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome in uterine tissues of rats with primary dysmenorrhea (PD), thus to explore the possible mechanism of EA for PD.MethodsFifty female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, an EA at non-acupoint group, an EA at acupoint group and a Western medicine group, with 10 rats in each group. Except for the normal group, rats in the other four groups were treated with estradiol benzoate combined wi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical experience of Professor Shao Jing-ming: a master of acupuncture-moxibustion
AbstractProfessor Shao Jing-ming had practiced Chinese medicine for more than 80 years with rich clinical experience and exquisite acupuncture techniques. From his clinical experience, Professor Shao ’s clinical features can be summarized as the followings: attaching importance to the theory of meridians and collaterals, combining pattern identification and disease identification, using fewer acupoints for treatment, and using Ashi point and Hegu (LI 4) to treat goiter. He emphasized the prior ity and sequence in acupoint-selection and manipulation. In treatment of epilepsy, he proposed to treat it according to the s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on acupoint injection of Chuankezhi injection plus acupoint sticking in treating bronchial asthma
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupoint injection of Chuankezhi plus acupoint sticking treatment for bronchial asthma, and provide clinical evidence for the synergy of the two therapies, and explore their synergistic mechanism.MethodsA total of 70 patients were randomized into an acupoint injection plus sticking group and an acupiont sticking group by the random number table, with 35 cases in each group. The treatment took place in July and August. The acupoint injection plus sticking group was treated with acupoint injection and acupiont sticking, while the acupiont sticking group was treated only wi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Orthogonal test on local temperature influenced by different parameters and manipulation types of An-pressing Xinshu (BL 15)
ConclusionThe An-pressing manipulation parameters that significantly affect the temperature difference are pressing force and time. The optimal combination of thermal effect parameters is pressing force of 2.5 kg, time of 7.5 min, and frequency of 10 times/min. The local thermal effect of the rhythmic An-pressing manipulation is significantly greater than of the continuous An-pressing manipulation. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of acne vulgaris with auricular acupoint pricking-bloodletting plus auricular point sticking therapy: a randomized controlled study
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of auricular point pricking-bloodletting plus auricular point sticking therapy for acne vulgaris.MethodsA total of 66 patients with acne vulgaris were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table, with 33 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with auricular point pricking-bloodletting plus auricular point sticking therapy, and the control group was treated only with auricular point sticking therapy. The treatments of both groups were performed twice a week, 4 weeks as a course of treatment, for 3 courses in total. The ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture plus Tanbo-plucking the trigger points for scapulohumeral periarthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) plus Tanbo-plucking the trigger points for scapulohumeral periarthritis (SP).MethodsA total of 80 patients with SP were randomized into an observation group and an EA group by the random number table, with 40 cases in each group. The EA group was treated with EA therapy, and the observation group was treated with EA therapy plus Tanbo-plucking the trigger points. After treatment, the visual analog scale (VAS) and Melle scores of the two groups were compared to evaluate the improvement of shoulder pain and functional activity, and meanwhile the cli...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on T lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood of rats with gastric cancer
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxibustion on T lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood of rats with gastric cancer.MethodsSixty healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were adaptively fed for one week. By the random number table method, 10 rats were randomly selected as a blank group, and 12 rats were randomly selected to simulate the tumor transplantation process; after transplantation, 10 rats were randomly selected as a sham operation group. The remaining 38 rats were used to prepare gastric cancer models by gastric transplantation of the Walker-256 tumor tissue; 8 rats were randomly selected to verify the successfu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy comparison of different forms of dog-days acupoint application for prevention and treatment of chronic bronchitis
AbstractObjectiveTo analyze the clinical effect of traditional dog-days acupoint application and Magic Acupuncture Patch (Manji) in the prevention and treatment of chronic bronchitis (CB) in remission stage in the past five years, and explore the principle of action and effective stimulation, to provide the evidence for treating CB by acupoint application.MethodsA retrospective study was conducted on 405 patients with CB who met the inclusion criteria. All patients were treated with dog-days acupoint application or Magic Acupuncture Patch between 2013 and 2017. The clinical data of 405 patients were statistically analyzed ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture for perimenopausal insomnia: a randomized controlled trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) plus Luohua Anshen oral liquid for patients with perimenopausal insomnia.MethodsA total of 66 participants who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in the randomized controlled trial and allocated to a treatment group and a control group at a ratio of 1:1, with 33 cases in each group. Both groups were given Luohua Anshen oral liquid as a basic treatment. The treatment group was additionally given EA every other day, three times a week. Both groups were treated for four weeks and a four-week follow-up was conducted. The scores of Pittsbu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on the angle of needling Yamen (GV 15) in atlanto-axial dislocation patients
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the risk angle and safety angle of needling Yamen (GV 15) between the atlanto-axial dislocation (AAD) patients and healthy subjects.MethodsA total of 177 AAD patients diagnosed and treated at the Center of Upper Cervical Vertebra of Beijing China-Japan Friendship Hospital between January 2010 and January 2018 were included in the AAD group. Another 207 healthy subjects were included in the normal group. There were totally 191 males and 193 females. The MRI scan was performed for the cervical vertebrae to measure the risk angle and safety angle of acupuncture at Yamen (GV 15) on the sagittal imag...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation on pediatric tuina plus Chinese medicine for exogenous fever in children
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects of pediatric tuina plus Chinese medicine for exogenous fever in children.MethodsA total of 150 children with exogenous fever were randomly divided based on the random digital table into a control group (75 cases) and a treatment group (75 cases). The control group was treated with oral Xiao ’er Chaigui Tuire Keli (
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on VEGF and EGF expressions in tumor tissues of rats with gastric tumor
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the inhibitory effect of moxibustion on tumor growth and metastasis, and also its possible mechanism, in gastric tumor-bearing rats by investigating the expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and epidermal growth factor (EGF).MethodsFifty healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (half male and half female) were routinely housed for 1 week. A total of 20 rats were randomly divided into a blank group and a sham operation group, with 10 rats in each group. The remaining 30 rats were used to make gastric cancer models by implantation of ascites-type Walker-256 cancer cells. After successfu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of tuina manipulation for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of balance-impact tuina therapy for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH).MethodsA total of 118 eligible LIDH patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 59 cases in each group. The observation group was intervened by balance-impact tuina therapy, while the control group was intervened by conventional tuina therapy, both for consecutive two weeks. The scores of visual analog scale (VAS), Oswestry disability index (ODI), quality of life questionnaire-core 30 (QOL-C30) were observed before and after tre...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on tuina for primary hypertension due to liver-fire flaming-up
AbstractObjectiveTo compare the antihypertensive effects of tuina at Taichong (LR 3), Neiguan (PC 6) and Qiaogong (Extra) to screen the best tuina protocol for primary hypertension due to liver-fire flaming-up.MethodsA total of 102 patients with primary hypertension due to liver-fire flaming-up were randomly divided into a Taichong (LR 3) group, a Neiguan (PC 6) group and a Qiaogong (Extra) group according to the random number table, with 34 cases in each group. Patients in the three groups received 4-week tuina treatment with the corresponding acupoint respectively. The blood pressure was recorded by benchtop mercury sphy...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of acupuncture on neuro-electrophysiological activities in hippocampal CA1 and CA3 areas of rats with post-traumatic stress disorder
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of acupuncture on the characteristics of neuro-electrophysiological activity in hippocampal CA1 and CA3 areas of rats with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).MethodsFifty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a model group, a grasping group, a Western medicine group and an acupuncture group, with 10 rats in each group. Except for the blank group, rats in the other 4 groups all received the combined stress modeling method. Rats in the Western medicine group were intragastrically administrated with paroxetine hydrochloride, those in the acupuncture group...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) on immune system in rats with different degrees of exhaustive exercise
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect of moxibustion at Shenque (CV 8) on the immune system in rats with different levels of exhaustive exercise.MethodsFifty-six male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a blank group (n=8), an exhaustive group (n=24), and a moxibustion group (n=24). The exhaustive group was randomly divided into a 1-time exhaustive group, a 4-time exhaustive group and a 7-time exhaustive group, with 8 rats in each group. According to the treatment time, the moxibustion group was randomly divided into a 1-time moxibustion group, a 4-time moxibustion group and a 7-time moxibustion group,...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on warm needling moxibustion plus acupoint sticking therapy for cervical radiculopathy
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of warm needling moxibustion plus acupoint sticking therapy for cervical radiculopathy.MethodsA total of 120 cases were allocated into an observation group, a warm needling group and an acupoint sticking group according to the random number table, with 40 cases in each group. Cases in the observation group received warm needling moxibustion plus acupoint sticking therapy; cases in the warm needling group received the same warm needling moxibustion in the observation group; cases in the acupoint sticking group received the same acupoint sticking therapy in the observation grou...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on warm needling moxibustion plus tuina for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of warm needling moxibustion plus Kai Qing Long Suo tuina therapy (opening the Qing Long lock, one type of ‘Eight and a Half Locks’ tuina therapy) for cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type (CSA).MethodsSixty patients with CSA were randomly allocated into an observation group or a control group, with 30 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with warm needling moxibustion plus Kai Qing Long Suo tuina therapy, while the control group was treated with warm needling moxibustion alone. Warm needling moxibustion was conducted once every other day...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Quantitative research technology of tuina manipulations
AbstractTuina is a physical therapy for treatment and prevention of diseases. The predecessors had summed up the systematic tuina manipulations through experiences. In order to study the scientificity and usability of the technology, the researchers established a mathematical model of tuina manipulations, and used video technology to capture the trajectory of the manipulations. Using the mechanical sensor to sense the real manipulations, researchers developed a tuina manipulation instrument and obtained a lot of basic mechanics data about the manipulation technology. Through the summary of the research results of the prede...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on anti-Mullerian hormone expression in rats with polycystic ovarian syndrome
AbstractObjectiveTo observe whether the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on improving sex hormone disorders and follicle development is by decreasing the expression of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in rats with experimental polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).MethodsForty rats were randomly divided into four groups, a normal group (NG), a model group (MG), an EA at acupoints group (EAAG), and an EA at non-acupoints group (EANAG), with 10 rats in each group. The rats in the EAAG and EANAG were intervened by EA treatment for consecutive 14 d. Zhongji (CV 3) and Guanyuan (CV 4) were selected as the acupoints in the EAAG, and t...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation on point-toward-point needling at points on the low back regions for residual back pain after percutaneous kyphoplasty
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of point-toward-point needling at points on the low back regions on residual back pain after percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP), thoracolumbar function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF).MethodsA total of 72 patients with OVCF and residual back pain after PKP were included and allocated into a treatment group (n=36) and a control group (n=36) by the random number table. Cases in the control group received salmon calcitonin injection (miacalcic), for 1 mL each time, once a day, and oral intake of calcium carbonate D3 pill, 600 mg e...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical regularities in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of cancer pain in recent 30 years
ConclusionZusanli (ST 36), Ashi point and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) are commonly selected in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of cancer pain; acupuncture and acupoint application are often used; acupuncture-moxibustion plus the three-step analgesic ladder can boost the treatment efficacy. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - April 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic observation of Gao ’s nape acupuncture plus swallowing training for pharyngeal deglutition disorder after stroke
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of Gao ’s nape acupuncture plus swallowing training in treating pharyngeal deglutition disorder after stroke.MethodsOne hundred patients with post-stroke pharyngeal deglutition disorder were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, with 50 cases in each group. The two groups both received routine neurological intervention. In addition, the treatment group was given Gao ’s nape acupuncture plus swallowing training, while the control group was intervened by swallowing training alone. After eight-week treatment, the two groups were observed in terms o...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mechanism study of the transmission of moxibustion heat in human acupoint tissues
ConclusionBy establishing the three-dimensional dynamic model of heat transmission inside acupoint tissues with the biological parameters of human tissues and the temperature values obtained, this study used finite element analysis software ANSYS 14.0 and discovered the rules in the transmission of heat in body tissues during moxibustion, and the features in moxibustion heat transmission (from the proximal to the distant) and heat penetration (from the surface to the internal). This study provides theoretical and experimental support for the application of moxibustion in clinical practice. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Auricular acupressure as assistant in primary insomnia management: a randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy and safety of dexzopiclone plus auricular acupressure in intervening primary insomnia.MethodsA total of 72 participants who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, with 36 cases allocated to a treatment group and 36 cases allocated to a control group. Both groups were given dexzopiclone as the routine treatment. Patients in the treatment group were given auricular acupressure withWang Bu Liu Xing (Semen Vaccariae) seeds at the auricular acupoints related to sleep and emotion based on meridian theory, whereas for patients in the control group, the m...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Regulatory effect of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on cholesterol reverse transport nuclear receptor LXR α in rabbits with atherosclerosis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion on liver X receptor alpha (LXR α) in rabbits with atherosclerosis.MethodsThirty-six male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion group and a simvastatin group according to the random number table method, with 9 rabbits in each group. Rabbits in the model group, the herbal cake-partitioned moxibustion group and the simvastatin group were modeled by high fat feeding method which took 12 weeks. After verification of the successful model, rabbits in the normal group wer...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on c-IAP1 mRNA and c-IAP2 mRNA in synovial tissues of rats with adjuvant arthritis
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Zusanli (ST 36), Guanyuan (CV 4) and Ashi points on adjuvant arthritis rats, and explore the mechanism of EA treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).MethodsSixty male rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a methotrexate group and an EA group, with 15 rats in each group. Rats in the normal group and the model group were routinely raised and did not receive treatment; rats in the methotrexate group received methotrexate at a dose of 0.35 mg/(kg ·bw), twice a week for 3 weeks; rats in the EA group received acupunctu...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - February 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research