Successful spontaneous pregnancy with acupuncture after premature ovarian failure
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): YIN Yaqian, XU Huanfang, SHANG Jie, YANG Huisheng, FANG YigongABSTRACTIn this paper, a case of premature ovarian failure(POF), accompanied with amenorrhea for 2 years was reported. After 2 months of acupuncture, the patient's menstruation was resumed, and after 11 months of treatment, the patient had a spontaneous pregnancy. It is suggested that acupuncture should be used for the patient with POF as early as possible, and if necessary, hormone replacement therapy is still needed, and it is still expected to obtain sp...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Third Canadian international Chinese medicine & acupuncture conference was held
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Can-hui LI (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Four cases treated with collateral bloodletting therapy by Professor JIA Chun-sheng
In this study, the theoretical knowledge, application method and clinical experience of professor JIA Chun-sheng in blooddraining therapy on the back were mainly introduced. Professor JIA Chun-sheng focuses on two key viewpoints: “Attacking pathogenic qi is to supplement deficiency,” and “Eliminating stagnant pathogen can clean the intestines and stomach, and removing concretions and conglomerations can harmonize ying and wei”, which have been considered as the important theoretical bases of direction of clinical practice. Generally, professor JIA Chun-sheng conducts blood-draining therapy at D&agra...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of infant hirschsprung
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Xue LI, Xiang-ning SHAOAbstractHirschsprung is a kind of common and severer congenital digestive tract malformation in newborns. At present, the treatment methods at home and abroad mainly include surgical therapy and neural stem cell transplantation, acupuncture-moxibustion and tuina are mostly applied after operation, and there is rare report on non-surgical treatment before operation. In this paper, satisfactory effect has been obtained by adopting acupuncture-moxibustion and tuina for treatment of infant hirs...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Jun-hui WU, Yan FUAbstractA case of allergic rhinitis treated with warming-needle moxibustion was introduced. A 57-year old patient with allergic rhinitis for more than 10 years was treated. Yíngxiāng ( LI 20), Shàngyíngxiāng ( EX-HN8), Shàngxīng ( GV 23), Yìntáng ( EX-HN3), Cuánzhú ( BL 2), Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiāntū ( CV 22), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36), Shènshū ( BL 23) and Tàixī ( KI...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tender spot injection at meridian and collateral for acute simple appendicitis
ConclusionTender spot injection at meridian and collateral for acute simple appendicitis can rapidly alleviate abdominal pain, and gradually relieve the abdominal signs. Compared with acupuncture therapy, this thrapy has some advantages such as simple manipulation, quick effect, reliable curative effect and lower treatment cost, so it has been applied by the author for a long time. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Excitement transfer therapy for 32 cases of insomnia
ConclusionThe efficacy of excitement transfer therapy for insomnia was significant, which was worthy of clinical promotion and application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of “itching symptom” of allergic rhinitis from the perspective of “wind”
Conclusion(1) Significant short-term and long-term curative effects have been obtained during the treatment of “itching symptom” of allergic rhinitis from the perspective of “wind”, (2) the mechanism of action may be related with the decrease of serum IgE level, (3) it is indicated that there are correlations between allergic rhinitis and atopic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic conjunctivitis, etc. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tuina on acupoints for 80 cases of infantile hypermyotonia
ConclusionTuina on the acupoints is an effective therapy for infantile hypermyotonia. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Penetration needling on complementary acupoints for insomnia
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Yuan YIN, Ya-ping ZHANG, Zhi-xin YANG, Jiao-ying LIAbstractObjectiveTo observe the comparison of the clinical efficacy between penetration needling from Nèiguān ( PC 6) to Wàiguān ( TE 5) and western medicine estazolam for insomnia.MethodsSixty insomnia patients were divided into 2 groups according to the random number table, 30 cases in each group. Penetration needling from PC 6 to TE 5 was mainly adopted in acupuncture group for once a day, 5 times a week, and treatment for 4 weeks was 1 course ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effectiveness of acupoint catgut embedding therapy for polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThe current evidence on ACE therapy for PCOS is insufficient to draw firm conclusions due to the poor methodological quality. Future well-designed trials are needed to validate the therapeutic efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of ACE in patients with PCOS. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion at Shénquè ( CV 8) on anti-exercise-induced fatigue in exhaustive rats in varying degrees
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Long-gang ZHOU, Yu-lei LIANG, Xiao-hong ZHOU, Jie ZHU, Fei GAO, Xiao-kang XU, Chuang ZHANG, Chen-guang DING, Li-hong SUN, Xiao-shun MAAbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of moxibustion at Shénquè ( CV 8) on the anti-exercise-induced fatigue in rats after exhaustive exercise in varying degrees.MethodsSeventy-two SD rats were randomly divided into 3 groups according to the random number table method, including blank group, model group and moxibustion group. The model group and moxibustion group wer...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Understanding the concept of safety in acupuncture international standardization: a context-based interpretation
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Fang WANG, Wei-juan GANG, Xiao-dong WU, Guo-feng DONG, Xin WANG, Guan-nan YANG, Yan-jing HAN, Yue-xi WANG, Hong ZHAOAbstractThere is the deviation on the understanding of acupuncture “safety” in healthcare research and the development of international standards. How to interpret and contextualize the “safety” is the point to break through it. In the aspects of contextual elements and stakeholders, using the literature reviews and theoretic approach, the concept of “safety” is a...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A summary of acupuncture standardization in Australia, Korea, Japan and the USA
ConclusionJapan and South Korea, which use acupuncture mainly due to cultural and historical influences, place emphasis on establishing technical and basic standards. The USA and Australia, which use acupuncture as a complementary therapy, place emphasis on establishing management standards of acupuncture. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Relationship between the sensor temperature and moxibustion distance of mild moxibustion
ConclusionThe nearer the distance is, the higher the maximum temperature and average temperature as well as the larger the fluctuation range will be, and the farther the distance is, the lower the maximum temperature and average temperature as well as the smaller the fluctuation range will be. According to preliminary analysis, the temperature will be the most suitable when the moxibustion distance is 3 cm–4 cm. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The first conference of the fifth editorial board of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion (WJAM) was held in Beijing
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Sheng-nan GUO (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on the nailfold microcirculation of young and middle-aged people in sub-health status
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Yue-feng TIAN, Chun-tao ZHAI, Hai-ning GAO, Meng CHEN, Jun WANGAbstractObjectiveTo explore the mechanism of moxibustion for people in sub-health status.MethodsThirty-nine young and middle-aged sub-health volunteers were enrolled, including 13 males and 26 females. Mild moxibustion was adopted, and Shénquè ( CV 8), Guānyuán ( CV 4), Zúsānlľ ( ST 36, bilateral), Píshū ( BL 20, bilateral) and Shènshū ( BL 23, bilateral) were selected. The moxibustion was performed once ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at the superficial fascia for 48 cases of cervical type of cervical spondylosis
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Zhong-yang SONG, Xiao-guang QIN, Xiao-li FANG, Xiao-qiang YAO, Yu-chan CHENAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at the superficial fascia for cervical type of cervical spondylosis.MethodsAcupuncture at the superficial fascia was carried out for 48 patients with cervical type of cervical spondylosis by selecting the tender points on both sides of the cervical vertebral body and on the neck and shoulders. The treatment was conducted for once a day and treatment for 5 times was considered...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of the curative effect of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain on the patients with post stroke depression associated with anxiety
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yanjun WANG, Yixu HAN, Yutong HU, Lihua ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the comprehensive curative effect of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain for post stroke depression associated with anxiety.MethodsSixty-four patients with post stroke depression associated with anxiety were randomly divided into 2 groups according to the random numbers generated by spss16.0 software, the group of acupuncture manipulation of regulating governor vessel and unblocking brain (group A) and me...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of the efficacy of electroacupuncture Băihuì (百会 GV 20) and Yìntáng (印堂 EX-HN 3) and western medicine in treating depression post-schizophrenia (电针百会,印堂与西药治疗精神分裂症后抑郁疗效对比观察)
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Huipeng LU, Peizhen MA, Minyou CAOAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy difference between electroacupuncture at Băihuì (百会 GV 20) and Yìntáng (印堂 EX-HN 3) and oral administration of sertraline hydrochloride for treatment of post-schizophrenic depression.MethodsSixty patients with post-schizophrenic depression were randomly divided into electroacupuncture group and western medicine group in the proportion of 1:1, with 30 patients in each group. The patients in the two groups...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect comparison of thermosensitive moxibustion and estazolam on anxiety and depression in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Lichun LI, Yan LIANG, Yonghong HU, Na QIN, Delong LI, Chunsheng JIAAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of thermosensitive moxibustion on anxiety and depression in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation.MethodsFrom January 2015 to January 2017, 60 patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation were collected in Shijiazhuang Municipal Chinese Medicine Hospital. According to the random number table, the patients were randomized into a moxibustion group (30 cases) and an estazolam ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture combined with qibei mixture for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Chaoxian ZHANG, Like GUO, Yuyu WANG, Lili ZHANG, Tingmin CHANGAbstractObjectiveTo explore the short and long-term efficacy of combining electroacupuncture (EA) and Qibei mixture in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBSD).MethodsSix hundred and forty-four patients with confirmed IBSD from the Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University in China, recruited from July 2012 to June 2016, were randomly divided into four groups, the EA group, Qibei mixture group, co...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical study on warming-needle moxibustion for infertility patients with thin endometrium
ConclusionWarming-needle moxibustion can increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy observation of comprehensive ying needling therapy for mumps
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Haiyan TIAN, Mengbo XUAbstractObjectiveTo compare the clinical efficacy difference between comprehensive ying needling therapy and intramuscular injection with ribavirin for mumps.MethodsOne hundred patients with mumps were randomly divided into comprehensive ying needling therapy group (group A, 52 cases) and western medicine group (group B, 48 cases), then 8 cases were eliminated and drop out from group A and 4 cases were eliminated and drop out from group B respectively, actual inclusion 44 cases in group A 44 ca...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yao MA, He BU, Xiuye LI, Hongyan LÜ, Xue ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture–moxibustion therapy of "banking up original qi and consolidating the foundation" for prevention and treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis.MethodsSixty included patients were divided into two groups according to the random number table method with 30 patients in each group. In acupuncture group, warming-needle moxibustion was carried out at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), and cone m...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture combined with cupping therapy for 30 cases of intractable hiccup
ConclusionThe clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with cupping therapy for intractable hiccup is satisfactory, which is worthy of clinical promotion and application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of the prescription of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity based on complex network techniques
ConclusionIn this study, the core acupoints and combinations of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity were explored effectively, and the pressing materials and major combined intervention methods were summarized and analyzed, thus providing references and treatment thoughts in terms of the point and prescription selection of auricular acupoint therapy for simple obesity. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy on the NF-κB signaling pathway of vascular dementia rats
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Wanli ZHU, Kun YANG, Shengchao CAI, Ying WANG, Xiaoge SONGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy on the behavioristics and the expression levels of hippocampal IL-1β, TNF-α and NF-κB related genes and proteins of vascular dementia (VD) rats, and to explore the mechanism of warming yang and supplementing kidney moxibustion therapy in inhibiting VD inflammatory response. MethodsSeventy-eight SD rats, except 10 rats as sham operation group (g...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on urodynamics, PACAP-38 and PAC1R of spinal cord in rats with neurogenic bladder✰
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Yongmei PENG, Ming XU, Guilan HUANG, Hong ZHANG, Kun AIAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effect and mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in the intervention of neurogenic bladder (NB) caused by suprasacral spinal cord injury (SCI).MethodsThe total 60 female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into blank group, sham operation group by adopting random number table method, with 12 rats in each group. The remaining rats were made into models through operation, and 24 successful model rats were randomly divided into ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of acupuncture at Jǐngjiājǐ (颈夹脊) on the repair and regeneration of cochlear hair cells of rats with sensorineural deafness
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Zhongtai LI, Lina CUIAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of acupuncture at Jǐngjiājǐ (颈夹脊) on the repair and regeneration of cochlear hair cells of guinea pigs with sensorineural deafness.MethodsSixty healthy guinea pigs were selected, 20 guinea pigs were randomly assigned to the normal control group (group A), and other guinea pigs were randomly divided into model control group (group B) and acupuncture treatment group (group C) after injection with gentamicin sulfate in order to induce deafness. No int...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis of the characteristics of Al-Hijamah bloodletting therapy in Arab region
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Xueyan GAO, Bo CHEN, Zelin CHEN, Weijia YU, Liying XING, Ningcen LI, Xianghong CHENAbstractBloodletting therapy, as an ancient medical technology, has been applied around the world for thousands of years. In Arab region, bloodletting therapy is called Al-Hijamah which is analogous to the bloodletting and cupping in traditional Chinese medicine. However, Al-Hijamah therapy has its own characteristics which are analyzed emphatically in this report, including strict operating procedure, prominent mental effect, emphasi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of post-stroke depression
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Facai LINAbstractBy adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curati...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The treatment of urinary retention of neurogenic bladder of one patient with diabetes from the perspective of governor vessel: A case report (从督脉论治神经原性膀胱尿储留验案一例)
ConclusionIt is suggested that the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, and the integration of syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation can effectively treat retention of urine due to neurogenic bladder of patient with diabetes. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at Kŏngzuì (孔最LU 6) for 76 cases of hemorrhoids
ConclusionAcupuncture at Kŏngzuì (孔最LU 6) bilaterally has sound effect for treatment of internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids and mixed hemorrhoid. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

International patient registry on acupuncture therapy for premature ovarian insufficiency: Challenges and opportunities
Publication date: March 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 28, Issue 1Author(s): Deqiang GAO, Liyun HE, Yigong FANG, Yan LIU, Xingyue YANG, Lin LUO, Jia LIU, Huisheng YANG, Baoyan LIUAbstractPremature ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects seriously physical and mental health of the patients. Studies show that acupuncture may be promising in treating POI, yet evidence is insufficient. International patient registry, one form of observational study, is designed for evaluating effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in real-world clinical settings. We will face a series of opportunities and challenge...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mild moxibustion at different intervention times on the levels of ET-1 and NO in the uterine tissues of rats with cold-damp coagulation and stagnation type dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiao-xue SUN, Li-yun YANG, Yu-lei LIANG, Xin-hua LI, Fei GAO, Xiao-yi DU, Xiao-hong ZHOU, Yang CHEN, Xue-na LI, Li-hong SUNAbstractObjectiveTo observe the differences in analgesic effect of moxibustion at different intervention times on dysmenorrhea rats and explore its effect mechanism.MethodsForty-five female Wistar rats were randomly divided into blank control group (group A), model group (group B), pre-moxibustion group (group C), instant moxibustion group (group D) and pre-instant moxibustion group (group E), wit...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Rules of acupoint and meridian selection in acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yi-Han TANG, Lan-bo FEI, Jie DENG, Song WU, Wei HUANGAbstractTo summarize and analyze the acupoint selection rules in acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris. Clinical studies and literature on acupuncture-moxibustion for stable angina pectoris with definite acupoint selection were included through retrieving China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Database and VIP in order to analyze the characteristics and rules of acupoint selection in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment for stable angina p...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of the effect of distal or local point selection on acupuncture efficacy
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Peixun YU, Bing GAO, Yujun XIAAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of distal point selection, local point selection, and distal-local point selection on acupuncture efficacy.MethodsAccording to the requirements of evidence-based medicine (EBM), the literature on acupuncture with distal and local point selection in recent 20 years included in domestic and overseas medical databases was retrieved, and meta-analysis of the included articles was carried out.ResultsThirty-two articles were included finally, totaling 282...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture at facial acupoints combined with electrical stimulation on the auricular vagus nerve points for 60 cases of chloasma
ConclusionThe curative effect of electroacupuncture at facial acupoints combined with electrical stimulation on the auricular vagus nerve points for treatment of chloasma was satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture combined with intermittent pneumatic compression therapeutic apparatus for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and the effect on HIF-1α and VEGF levels
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yuan JIANG, Qiongfen WANG, Chun LI, Rang LI, Lan MEI, Hong ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture combined with intermittent pneumatic compression therapeutic apparatus for treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and the effect on serum VEGF and HIF-1α levels of patients.MethodsNinety-six patients were randomly divided into electroacupuncture treatment group (EA group), intermittent pneumatic compression treatment group (IPC group), electroacupuncture combined with inte...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Needle-embedding therapy combined with basic treatment for stable angina pectoris
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jie DENG, Lanbo FEI, Jianhua ZHOU, Song WU, Wei HUANG, Xia CHENAbstractObjectiveTo clarify the clinical efficacy of needle-embedding therapy for stable angina pectoris.MethodsSeventy-six patients with stable angina pectoris were divided into needle-embedding therapy group (group A) and basic treatment group (group B) according to the random number table, with 38 patients in each group. Needle-embedding therapy combined with basic treatment was adopted in group A, and needle-embedding was given once every other day, th...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture on the expression of PGC-1α and UCP-1 in the brown adipose tissue of obese rats
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): WANG Lihua, LI Jia, HUANG Wei, RAN Guoping, ZHANG Yanji, ZHUO Yue, JIN Yiting, ZHOU ZhongyuAbstractObjectiveTo explore the effect of peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and uncoupling protein-1 (UCP-1) in the brown adipose tissue (BAT) of obese rats in the process of acupuncture treatment for obesity.MethodsFifty clean-grade male Wistar rats with the age of 3 months were randomly divided into high-fat diet group (n = 40) and normal diet group (control group, n ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discussion on the treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiyan GAO, Xiao LI, Meilu DU, Lihua WUAbstractThe severity and location of scapulohumeral periarthritis should be identified for determining its treatment method: when the wei exterior is initially invaded by external pathogens for the first time, the location of disease is shallow, therefore, the shallow needling should be performed, which can contribute to diffusing and discharging pathogens of wei exterior. If pathogens had invaded for a long time, they can enter the ying level from wei level, so the acupuncture on...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture combined with cupping and circling moxibustion for 40 cases of acne
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jiaming LU, Zeqiang LUAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical therapeutic effects on acne treated with the combined therapy of acupuncture, cupping and circling moxibustion.MethodsAt the ratio of 4:3, a total of 70 patients were randomized into an acupuncture-cupping group (40 cases) and a western medication group (30 cases). In the acupuncture-cupping group, acupuncture was used in combination with cupping and circling moxibustion. The therapy was given once every other day for totally 30 days. In the western medic...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Three proven cases of insomnia treated by Professor JIA Chunsheng
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yunfang JIA, Xianming HOU, Shuyan LIU, Yongmei PAN, Jing FANG, Xuanping ZHANG, Haijiao XING, Shen ZHANG, Yuzhu DU, Chunsheng JIAAbstractIn this paper, professor JIA Chunsheng's multiple treatment thoughts and methods for insomnia under different pathogenesis were shown through the three proven cases of insomnia, including the type of constraint fire of the liver and gallbladder, and excessive yang harassing the spirit, the type of failure of the heart and kidney to interact declined to kidney yin deficiency and the t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Governor vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture therapy for sensory and motor dysfunction after spinal cord injury
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shanbin SUN, Yanju LI, Chong CHEN, Panfu HAO, Xiaoli SUN, Yujie YANG, Haowen TIAN, Ermei CAO, Sifang CHEN, Wen ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the difference in clinical efficacy between governor vessel-unblocking and mind-regulating acupuncture therapy combined with conventional rehabilitation therapy and simply conventional rehabilitation therapy for sensory and motor dysfunction of patients with spinal cord injury.MethodsForty patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) were randomly assigned into rehabilitation combi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupotomy combined with thunder-fire wonder moxibustion for 165 cases of calcaneodynia
ConclusionAcupotomy combined with thunder-fire wonder moxibustion for calcaneodynia has definite effect, which is worthy of clinical popularization and application. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of acupotomy loosing on IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α in synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis patients with elbow joint stiffness
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Gongdao JIANG, Bijiang WAN, Wei HUANG, Lichuan CHEN, Bo DUAN, Yiyuan WANGAbstractObjectiveTo compare differences of acupotomy loosing combined with medication treatment, electroacupuncture combined with medication treatment and simple medication treatment in effects on rheumatoid arthritis patients with elbow joint stiffness and investigate the anti-inflammatory mechanism of the acupotomy loosing.MethodsA total of 60 cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with elbow joint stiffness were randomly assigned into th...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Electroacupuncture for functional dyspepsia and the influence on serum Ghrelin, CGRP and GLP-1 levels
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Liming QIANG, Yuan JIANGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture for functional dyspepsia (FD), and explore the corresponding mechanism.MethodsSixty-four FD patients were randomly divided into electroacupuncture group and western medicine group, with 32 cases in each group. In electroacupuncture group, electroacupuncture at Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), Sānyīnjiāo (三阴交SP 6), Gōngsūn (公孙SP 4) and Nèiguān (内关PC 6) was performed for once a day, and the needl...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Surrounding electroacupuncture needling for breast mass after acute mastitis
ConclusionSurrounding electroacupuncture needling for breast mass after acute mastitis was effective clinically. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 10, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research