Efficacy and safety of acupuncture on the treatment of functional constipation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
We describe the protocol for a randomized, patient-assessor-blinded, sham controlled trial. Seventy-two eligible patients will be randomly assigned to the intervention group (acupuncture) or the control group (sham acupuncture). All treatment will be given 26 sessions of acupuncture or sham acupuncture over 8 weeks (5 times per week in the first 2 weeks, 3 times per week during weeks 3-6, and 2 times per week during weeks7 and 8). Each treatment will last for 20 minutes. The primary outcome is the change in mean complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBMs) per week. The secondary outcomes are patient assessment of constipa...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Combination of fire needle and filiform needle for frozen shoulder in different clinical stages
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yan GAO, Meiying LIU, Shuang WANG, Yuehui CHEN, Jieping XIE, Meiqi JIAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of fire needle combined with filiform needle for different clinical stage frozen shoulders, and to choose the best treatment opportunity for clinical treatment of frozen shoulder.Methods120 patients with frozen shoulders who met the inclusion criteria were numbered according to the visiting order. They were randomized into control group (60 cases) and treatment group (60 cases) according to the rand...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on long-term memory in vascular dementia model rats
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yue LI, Jun YANG, Li GUI, Yin-qiu FANAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects on spatial long-term memory in the rats with vascular dementia (VD) treated with moxibustion for resolving stasis and promoting meridian circulation.MethodsThe modified 2-vascular occlusion (2-VO) method was used to prepare VD animal model. The rats were randomized into a sham-operation group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a western medication group, 15 rats in each one. In the moxibustion group, mild warm moxibustion was applied to...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 17, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Preliminary optimization of acupuncture regimen at Nèiguān (PC 6) for gastroesophageal reflux disease
ConclusionIn the observation of five factors and two levels, the optimal regimen of acupuncture for GERD includes reducing technique by rotating needle at PC 6, the time of rotating needle for 60 s, Zúsānlĭ (足三里 ST 36) and Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) as the supplementary acupoints, needle retention for 30 min and treatment interval of 24 h. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of fuzhengbutu acupuncture–moxibustion therapy on walking function in the patients with post-stroke hemiplegia
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Bin SHAO, Dongmei ZHANG, Jianbin WANG, Jie CHENAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of fuzhengbutu (strengthening antipathogenic qi and tonifying the earth) acupuncture–moxibustion therapy on walking function in the patients with post-stroke hemiplegia.MethodsA total of 57 patients with hemiplegia after ischemic stroke treated in our hospital from January 2018 through to October 2018 were collected as the study objects. According to random number table, they were divided into a treatment group (29 cases) and...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Preliminary optimization of acupuncture regimen at Nèiguān(PC 6) for gastroesophageal reflux disease
ConclusionIn the observation of five factors and two levels, the optimal regimen of acupuncture for GERD includes reducing technique by rotating needle at PC 6, the time of rotating needle for 60 s, Zúsānlĭ (足三里 ST 36) and Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) as the supplementary acupoints, needle retention for 30 min and treatment interval of 24 h. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cutaneous region bleeding drainage for 35 swollen boil patients
ConclusionsSignificant therapeutic effect of the cutaneous region drainage was found in curing swollen boil. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on long-term memory in the rats with vascular dementia
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yue LI, Jun YANG, Li GUI, Yin-qiu FANABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the effects on spatial long-term memory in the rats with vascular dementia (VD) treated with moxibustion for resolving stasis and promoting meridian circulation.MethodsThe modified 2-vascular occlusion (2-VO) method was used to prepare VD animal model. The rats were randomized into a sham-operation group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a western medication group, 15 rats in each one. In the moxibustion group, mild warm moxibustion was applied to...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Two proved cases of treating herpes zoster pain by needling wei
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xi-yan GAO, Jin XIE, Ling-yan MENGAbstractTwo cases of herpes zoster neuralgia treated by shallow needling combined with electroacupuncture were introduced. The literature basis and possible mechanisms were discussed. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hidden correlation of the effect mechanism on chronic gastritis treated with ginger-isolated moxibustion at different single acupoints
ConclusionThe therapeutic effects of ginger-isolated moxibustion at single acupoint are correlated with the duration and severity of sickness. The therapeutic effects in ST 36 group were improved by the modulation of autonomic nerve activity and the effects in PC 6 group were negatively correlated with autonomic nerve activity. It is deduced that the effect mechanisms are different on single acupoint for chronic gastritis between the two points. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Relieving throat and opening orifice acupuncture therapy for the post-stroke dysphagia
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wen-bao WU, Dao-feng FAN, Chong ZHENG, Bin-fu QUE, Qing-qing LIAN, Rui QIU, Yan-gui CHEN, Li-ying PAN, Yun ZHANGABSTRACTObjectivesTo observe the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for relieving throat and opening orifice on dysphagia due to different brain infarct sites.MethodsAccording to the random number table, 128 patients with post-stroke dysphagia were divided into group A (63 cases, intervention with deglutition training and acupuncture) and group B (65 cases, intervention with simple deglutition training). ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Indian Medicine and History of Acupuncture in India
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Sheikh Faruque ELAHEE, Huijuan MAO, Xueyong SHENAbstractAcupuncture, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is well known to have been originated in ancient China and propagated to neighboring countries including India and now throughout the world. India having an ancient civilization had a rich traditional medicine called Ayurveda which consisted of herbal medicine, surgery, yoga and ‘Suchi veda’ treatment. Ayurveda gained popularity throughout the ancient India and was also disseminated into the n...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of fuzhengbutu acupuncture-moxibustion therapy on walking function in the patients with post-stroke hemiplegia
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Bin SHAO, Dong-mei ZHANG, Jian-bin WANG, Jie CHENABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the effects of fuzhengbutu (strengthening antipathogenic qi and tonifying the earth) acupuncture-moxibustion therapy on walking function in the patients with post-stroke hemiplegia.MethodsA total of 57 patients with hemiplegia after ischemic stroke treated in our hospital from January 2018 through to October 2018 were collected as the study objects. According to random number table, they were divided into a treatment group (29 cases) and a c...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - April 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Professor Jiping ZHAO's experiences in the differentiation and treatment of peripheral facial paralysis with acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yuan-yuan ZHENG, Peng WANG, Ji-ping ZHAOAbstractProfessor Jiping ZHAO has unique thoughts on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. She pays the great attention to clinical differentiation in treatment with acupuncture, especially meridian differentiation. She believes that the differentiation of lesion is core and the early judgment is critical for the better therapeutic effects on intractable facial paralysis. The local acupoints are selected in the guide of the theory of meridian sinew and st...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Does not acupuncture at nerve trunk belong to acupuncture of traditional Chinese medicine?
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jing XU, Chun-sheng JIAAbstractWith the reason that its therapeutic effect is related to neurotomy, acupuncture at nerve trunk is taken as an independent therapy from acupuncture of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in aspect of its origination and development. Through acupuncture literature study, the authors consulted many acupuncture therapies that is related to nerve trunk from ancient time to present. In association with current progress of mechanism study of acupuncture, it is believed that acupuncture at ner...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Globus hystericus co-treated with acupuncture and five-element music therapy
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lin-xia QIAN, Fa-cai LINAbstractIn order to mutually regulate mental and physical conditions, the authors adopted acupuncture in combination with five-element music therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for 1 case of globus hystericus. Băihuì (百会GV 20), Hégŭ (合谷LI 4), Zhōngwăn (中脘CV 12), Qìhăi (气海CV 6) et,al were needled once every other day and music of Zhi tone was played for the patient. A further study is needed for the application of this therapeutic method. (So...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Professor Ji-ping ZHAO's experiences in the differentiation and treatment of peripheral facial paralysis with acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yuan-yuan ZHENG, Peng WANG, Ji-ping ZHAOABSTRACTProfessor Ji-ping ZHAO has unique thoughts on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. She pays the great attention to clinical differentiation in treatment with acupuncture, especially meridian differentiation. She believes that the differentiation of lesion is core and the early judgment is critical for the better therapeutic effects on intractable facial paralysis. The local acupoints are selected in the guide of the theory of meridian sinew and s...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The analgesic effect of electroacupuncture in complete freund's adjuvant rats—a meta analysis
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Kuo ZHANG, Zhi-fang XU, Kai LI, Xue ZHAO, Bo CHEN, Yi GUO, Shen-jun WANGAbstractPain is a global problem and has been found sensitive to acupuncture. A large number of existing and newly published studies have demonstrated the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) rat model, necessitating a new and comprehensive review. To evaluate the curative effect of EA on thermal hyperalgesia in CFA rats, and to explore parameters that influence treatment effects, studies of EA treatmen...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Acupuncture and its Significance in Analgesia
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): JIN Bonnie Xia, JIN Louis Lei, JIN Guan-YuanAbstractIn the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia, an important aspect often overlooked is the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture, which is mainly attained through the self-limiting inflammatory response-inflammatory reflex and its regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis and autonomic nerve system (the vagus nerve and the sympathetic postganglionic fiber). The significance of anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture in analgesia is manifested twofold: T...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for migraine: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Feng-jiao SHEN, Jia XU, Yi-jun ZHAN, Qin-hui FU, Jian PEIAbstractObjectiveThe goal of this study is to systematically assess the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with medication for migraine.MethodsThe Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Sinomed, the Chongqing VIP full-text periodical database (VIP) and Wanfang were searched by computer to identify the randomized controlled trails comparing acupuncture with medication for migraine from the beginning of these...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thoracic outlet syndrome with drop shoulder
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ming-xue Dong, Su-mei Guan, Ying-ning Sun, Xiao-xu Liu, Jing-hua Chang, Dian-hui YangAbstractAcupuncture combined with triangular bandage aid on the affected limb and the motor function exercise of shoulder abduction was adopted to treat one case of weakness of the left upper arm and drop shoulder induced by thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) after childbirth. The therapeutic effects were definite and the prognosis was satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of Electroacupuncture on Cochlear Morphology and Expression of Aquaporins in Rats with AVP-Induced Endolymphatic Hydrops
ConclusionsThese results indicate that repeated EA stimulation exerted the same effects as tolvaptan application on AQPs levels and subsequent aquaretic effects. And dehydrating effect of EA on the inner ear might be associated with its down-regulation of both AQP2 and AQP7 protein expression, thereby provide a potential molecular mechanism involved in the treatment of Meniere's disease by EA. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 14, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A study on the differences of effect on mast cells and serum 5-HT in the acupoint area of “CV 4” of rats by acupuncture stimulus and thermal stimulus
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Qiong LIU, Wei ZHU, Mailan LIU, Xia LIU, Jianan CAO, Shuning HU, Xiaorong CHANG, Xianghong JINGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the influence of acupuncture stimulus and thermal stimulus on the expression of mast cells (MCs) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in local acupoint area of Guānyuan (关元 CV 4) and serum 5-HT in rats.MethodsThirty-nine male C57BL/6 rats were randomly divided into blank control group, acupuncture stimulus group and thermal stimulus group, with 13 rats in each group. The rats were stimulated b...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - January 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Alacrimia after child traumatic brain injury
ConclusionAcupuncture achieves the significant therapeutic effects on alacrimia after the child traumatic brain injury. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - January 5, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Participation of local exosomes of acupoints in the initiation of acupuncture analgesic effect
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Bo Chen, Mu-Yang Li, Li-Ying Xing, Xue-Mao Zhuo, Ze-Lin Chen, Yi Guo, Ming-Yue LiAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the local initiation role of local exosomes of acupoints in acupuncture analgesic effect.MethodsThirty-two rats with adjuvant arthritis were randomly divided into model group (Group CFA), model + electroacupuncture group (Group EA), model + antagonist + electroacupuncture group (Group GW4869+EA), and model + dimethyl sulfoxide + electroacupuncture group (Group DMSO+EA), with 8 rats in...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - January 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rheumatoid arthritis treated with the triple strong-stimulation technique of acupuncture and moxibustion at specific acupoints: a randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wen-zhong CAO, Wei-xian ZHAO, Ming-hui GUO, Xue-mei ZHANG, Min-fang ZHANG, Xing-lei ZHANG, Li-na WEIABSTRACTObjectiveTo explore the clinical therapeutic effects and the mechanism on rheumatic arthritis (RA) treated with the combination of the instruments and techniques of acupuncture and moxibusiton.MethodsA total of 60 RA patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. In the control group, diclofenac sodium sustained release tablets were prescribed for oral administra...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - January 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A study on the differences of effect on mast cells and serum 5-HT in the acupoint area of “CV 4 ” of rats by acupuncture stimulus and thermal stimulus
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Qiong LIU, Wei ZHU, Mai-lan LIU, Xia LIU, Jia-nan CAO, Shu-ning HU, Xiao-rong CHANG, Xiang-hong JINGABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the influence of acupuncture stimulus and thermal stimulus on the expression of mast cells (MCs) and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in local acupoint area of Guānyuan (关元CV 4) and serum 5-HT in rats.MethodsThirty-nine male C57BL/6 rats were randomly divided into blank control group, acupuncture stimulus group and thermal stimulus group, with 13 rats in each group. The rats were stimulat...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Adhesive ileus in pregnant women
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-na CUI, Zhong-tai LIABSTRACTA female patient was of the pregnancy for less than 24 weeks and suffered from adhesive ileus. The conservative treatment with acupuncture was selected to keep the fetus alive. A single-used filiform needle, 0.30mm × 40 mm was used. Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), Shàngjùxū (上巨虚 ST 37), Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) and Zhīgōu (支沟 TE 6) were selected bilaterally. At each acupoint, the needle was inserted rapidly and manipulated with the twist...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 27, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The observation on different effectiveness between the embedding needle therapy and medication in the preventative treatment of chronic migraine
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Zheng Zhao, Jia-hong Se, Guang Shi, Ning LiABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the therapeutic effects of the embedding needle therapy in the preventative treatment of chronic migraine.MethodsA total of 36 patients with chronic migraine were divided into an embedding needle therapy group and a flunarizine group according to random number table, 18 cases in each group. In the embedding needle therapy group, the thumb-tack needles were used at Sīzhúkōng (丝竹空TE 23), Hànyàn (颔厌GB 4), W&aacut...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ninety cases of simple obesity treated with the combined therapy of penetration needling, flash-fire cupping method and auricular acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Juan WANG, Yan LI, Xuan ZHANG, Mei-na WANG, Long CAO, Na NU, Yuan LI, Gui-lan LIABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical effects on simple obesity treated with the combined therapy of penetration needling, flash-fire cupping method and auricular acupuncture.MethodsIn 90 patients of simple obesity, the Bo's abdominal acupuncture therapy was adopted. Taking Shénquè (神阙 CV 8), the points 2 cun directly below CV 8 and 2 cun directly above CV 8 as the landmarks, 3 cun bilateral to each of the above t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and related therapies used as add-on to conventional treatments for heart failure: A systematic review of pairwise and network meta-analyses
ConclusionMost of the included ARTs add-on to CT was effective in improving HFC and LVEF. Acupoint injection and acupuncture may respectively have better effect than others for HFC and LVEF. However, due to the small sample size and poor quality of the included studies, hence well-designed RCTs are needed to confirm our findings.This study was registered in PROSPERO, CRD42018087700 (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 26, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A randomized controlled trail on the treatment of knee osteoarthritis with acupotomy therapy based on the meridian sinew theory
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Pei WANG, Cai-rong Z HANG, De-chun CHEN, Ke-qing ZHUANG, Zhi-lan HUANG, Can DONG, Han-qing HONG, Zhi-zhong RUANAbstractObjectiveTo compare the clinical efficacy differences of acupotomy therapy guided by the meridian sinew theory and acupotomy therapy guided by the anatomy theory of western medicine in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.MethodsSixty-three patients were randomly divided into the acupotomy group of the meridian sinew theory (Group A, n=32) and the acupotomy group of the anatomy theory (Group B, n...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture on back-shu points of five zang for chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized control trial
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): San-san Chen, Ran Liu, Bin Wu, Sheng Chen, Fang Guo, Xiao-lin Xue, Jun WangABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on back-shu points of five zang in treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).MethodsSixty patients were randomized into treatment group and control group. In treatment group, the back-shu points of five zang organs were adopted for acupuncture. Shènshū (肾俞BL23) was perpendicularly needled 15 to 30 mm in depth. The rest of the selected points were inserted obliquely ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 25, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Twenty cases of temporomandibular disorders with warming-needle moxibustion on ginger at Xiàguān (下关ST 7)
Conclusion: The clinical efficacy of treatment for temporomandibular disorders with warming-needle moxibustion on ginger at ST 7 was ideal. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of warm needling therapy and acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis☆
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jiang-peng CAO, Ai-hong YUAN, Yang ZHANG, Jun YANG, Xiao-ge SONGABSTRACTObjectiveThe goal of this study is to explore effective treatments for peripheral facial paralysis and to evaluate the clinical efficacies of warm needling therapy and acupuncture in peripheral facial paralysis.MethodsPubMed (1979-2017), the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database (CNKI, 1979-2017), Wanfang databases (1990-2017), and the Chongqing VIP full-text periodical database (VIP, 1989-2017) were searched by computer. Randomi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 14, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

52 cases of entrapment syndrome of superficial radial nerve treated with short thrust needling at Shànglián (上廉LI 9)☆
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Gang FENGABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical therapeutic effects on entrapment syndrome of superficial radial nerve treated with the short thrust needling at Shànglián (上廉LI 9).MethodsA total of 52 patients of entrapment syndrome of superficial radial nerve were treated with the short thrust needling at LI 9. Firstly, the needle was inserted gradually and deeply until the needle tip touched the radial periosterum. Secondly, the needle body was tilted to form an angle about 30° with the ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of electroacupuncture preconditioning on cognitive impairments following knee replacement among elderly: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 30 November 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Fei-yi ZHAO, Zhe-yuan ZHANG, Ying-xia ZHAO, Hai-xia YAN, Yu-fang HONG, Xiao-jie XIA, Hong XUABSTRACTObjectiveTo investigate if electroacupuncture (EA) preconditioning can mitigate cognitive impairments and reduce the incidence of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) following knee replacement and its safety among elderly.MethodsTotally 60 participants met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial a ratio of 1:1, with 30 cases allocated to the treatment group and 30 cases allocate...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hiccup after chemotherapy for lung cancer
Publication date: Available online 30 November 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xian-bing HOU, Lei PAN, Qi-cai WANGABSTRACTA 54 years old male patient, 5 months ago, cough and expectoration were induced by lung cancer and hiccups were triggered and lasted for 1 day after radiochemotherapy. Firstly, the sensitized points were detected in the region of BL 17. The disposable subcutaneous trocar acupuncture needle was inserted transversely. Afterward, the Zúsānlĭ (足三里 ST 36) was injected by metoclopramide injection, one mL each point, then catgut embedding was carried at ST36.Comp...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Nocturnal polyuria after lumbar disc herniation surgery
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Qiong-qiong ZHANG, Jin-lei ZHAO, Ping LIU, Yuan-xiang LIUABSTRACTA male patient with seventy-six years old, frequent urination at night, lassitude, aversion to cold, feeling tired easily on exertion, soreness and weakness in the lumbar region, dark and purplish tongue with white coating, deep, thread and rapid pulse. Diagnosis: nocturnal polyuria. Syndrome differentiation in traditional Chinese medicine: kidney yang deficiency. In treatment, the Du-moxibustion (moxibustion along the Governor vessel) was adopted i...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 28, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on ``liver-soothing and mind-regulating'' acupuncture manipulation in regulating the blood-oxygen concentration in cerebral cortex of PTSD rats
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yan-feng ZHANG, Ya-di HAN, Zhong-ting ZHAO, Xing-ke YANAbstractObjectiveTo explore the brain function mechanism of "liver-soothing and mind-regulating" acupuncture manipulation in intervening post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).MethodsAccording to random number table method, 60 SD rats were randomly divided into blank group, model group, grabbing group, paroxetine group and acupuncture group. Except for the blank group, all the rats were established into PTSD models through electric shock and incarce...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of 43 cases of temporomandibular joint dysfunction treated with thumb-tack needle based on the meridian cutaneous region theory
ConclusionThe thumb-tack needle is significantly effective on TMD. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

He–Ne laser acupuncture for 30 cases of unilateral nervous tinnitus
ConclusionHe–Ne laser acupuncture achieves the satisfactory effects on treating nervous tinnitus and it is easily accepted by the patients. Hence, this therapy deserves to be promoted in clinical application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical application of the second metacarpal bone lateral needling
ConclusionThe second metacarpal bone lateral needling is applied to the treatment of soft tissue injuries. It is applicable for some internal diseases. The strong needling sensation and the motion of the local affected area are required especially in treatment with this therapy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of electroacupuncture therapy of tonifying the kidney and regulating governor vessel on Aβ related degradation enzymes in the hippocampus of a rat model of Alzheimer's disease induced by Aβ1-42
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yan-jun Du, Shuang-hong Tang, Jia-huan Xiao, Yun Wang, Qing Tian, Guo-jie Sun摘 要目的:探讨电针益肾调督法对阿尔茨海默病模型大鼠β-淀粉样蛋白 (Aβ) 相关清除酶的影响.方法:将40只Wistar雄性大鼠随机分为正常组,假手术组,模型组和电针组, 每组10只.正常组常规饲养.假手术组双侧海马注射5 μL生理盐水, 造模后常规饲养.模型组与电针组双侧海马各注射5 μL Aβ1-42, 电针组造模后于“百会”&ldquo...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Study on "liver-soothing and mind-regulating" acupuncture manipulation in regulating the blood-oxygen concentration in cerebral cortex of PTSD rats
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): ZHANG Yan-feng, HAN Ya-di, ZHAO Zhong-ting, YAN Xing-keAbstractObjectiveTo explore the brain function mechanism of "liver-soothing and mind-regulating" acupuncture manipulation in intervening post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).MethodsAccording to random number table method, 60 SD rats were randomly divided into blank group, model group, grabbing group, paroxetine group and acupuncture group. Except for the blank group, all the rats were established into PTSD models through electric shock and incarce...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - October 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

He-Ne laser acupuncture for 30 cases of unilateral nervous tinnitus
ConclusionHe-Ne laser acupuncture achieves the satisfactory effects on treating nervous tinnitus and it is easily accepted by the patients. Hence, this therapy deserves to be promoted in clinical application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical application of the second metacarpal bone lateral needling#
ConclusionThe second metacarpal bone lateral needling is applied to the treatment of soft tissue injuries. It is applicable for some internal diseases. The strong needling sensation and the motion of the local affected area are required especially in treatment with this therapy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for insomnia attention deficit and the influence of nerve electrophysiology
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ze-qin REN, Xu YUAN, Rong ZHAO, Jin-long XU, Ze-guan YANG, Jian AI, Zhi-xiong ZUO, Ding-jun CAIABSTRACTObjectiveTo test the neural electrophysiological basis of acupuncture treatment on attention deficit of insomnia patients.MethodsThirty insomnia attention deficit patients were enrolled as the patient group in this study, and 30 normal people were collected as the normal group as the compare. In patient group, acupuncture was adopted and the acupoints were Bǎihuì (百会 GV20), Shéntíng (...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 22, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) for dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Abdurachman, Krisnawan Andy Pradana, Hamzah, Hendy HendartoAbstractThe patient with dysmenorrhea was treated by needling at Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) , 4 times of treatment was given and the nausea, migraine and pain scale of the patient were alleviated and finally disappeared. Until the next two menstrual period, patient didn't have similar complaints. The author recommended for other acupuncturists to utilize LR 3 as complementary therapy for relieving pain at primary dysmenorrhea. (Source: World Journal ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prof. Gui-rong DONG's experience in treatment of prurigo nodularis with acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Dong-yao JIANG, Hong-sheng DONG, Gui-rong DONGABSTRACTThe patient with prurigo nodularis were treated by needling at Băihuì (百会GV 20), Fēngchí (风池GB 20), Fēngfŭ (风府GV 16), Dàzhuī (大椎GV 14), Fēngmén (风门BL 12), Xīnshù (心俞BL 15), Gānshù (肝俞BL 18), Qìhăi (气海CV 6), Guānyuán (关元CV 4), Zhōngwăn (中脘CV12), Xuèhăi (血海SP 10), Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), Sānyīnjiāo (三阴交SP 6), Nèiting...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 11, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research