Comparison of the neurovascular microstructure in local skin tissues at “PC3” “PC7” and “PC9” regions in the rat
ConclusionThe results of present study demonstrate the differences of the neurovascular microstructure among “PC3” “PC7” and “PC9” in the rat, providing a histological view to insight into the specificity of different acupoints. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - February 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Manual acupuncture for patients with major depressive disorder and comorbid insomnia: Evidence from Polysomnography and serum biomarkers
Conclusion(1) MA may be a potential alternative therapy for improving MDD and comorbid insomnia (particularly in extending total sleep time and shortening wake-up duration and sleep latency) via upregulating the expression of NPY and downregulating the expression of SP; more importantly, this efficacy of acupuncture can not be replaced by sham-acupuncture acting on the same acupoints with the same treatment frequency. (2) There is insufficient evidence to prove that MA can effectively reduce the number of arousals. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - February 13, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical effect on knee osteoarthritis treated with Fu's subcutaneous needling therapy
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): L.I.U. Zheng, M.A. Lin, B.I. Hai-yangAbstractObjectiveTo observe and compare the clinical effect on knee osteoarthritis (KOA) between Fu's subcutaneous needling therapy (FSN) and convention acupuncture.MethodsA total of 80 outpatients with KOA were divided into a FSN group (40 cases) and a conventional acupuncture group (40 cases) according to random number table. Within 1 week of treatment, FSN was used once every two days in the FSN group. The needle tip of Fu's subcutaneous needle was inserted toward the affect...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - February 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

30 cases of popliteal cyst treated by fire needling and cupping therapy
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wen-bao HAN, Xing WANG, Zhen-feng LIANG, Wei LI, Lei YU, Jin-na PEI, Xiao-ling WANG, Xiang-min MENG, Qing LI, Li LI, Li-jing PANG, Yan-chun GUO, Yi-zi ZHANG, Li-li ZHANG, Yang LIANGAbstractObjectiveTo explore the therapeutic effect of the fire needling with the three-edged needle and the cupping on popliteal cyst.MethodsA total of 60 patients of popliteal cyst were divided into two groups, 30 cases in each one according to the random number table. In the fire needling group, the burnt-red three-edged needle was in...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - February 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasonic Chinese herbal medication penetration therapy at Tiānshū (天枢ST25) for opioid-induced constipation with liver stagnation and spleen deficiency
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Na SONG, Ling-zhan MENG, Jun CHENG, Ying LI, Xin ZHOU, Jing WANG, Hong-jian XU, Xuan GAO, Zong-lang LAIABSTRACTObjectivesTo observe the clinical effect on opioid-induced constipation of liver stagnation and spleen deficiency treated with the ultrasonic penetration of the No.1 constipation herbal formula at Tiānshū (天枢ST25).MethodsA total of 126 patients that were in compliance with the inclusion criteria were randomized into an acupoint group (41 cases), a Chinese medication group (42 cases) and a western me...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - February 3, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

On the concise expression of acupuncture and moxibustion
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ying-wen CAI, Xue-yong SHENABSTRACTHistory of the two words “acupuncture” and “moxibustion” is briefly reviewed. By etymological analysis, the reason to coin these two words are given. Due to their inconvenience of being lengthy, efforts have been done to find a concise expression for the phrase “acupuncture and moxibustion”. However, present expressions are either not short enough or awkward to be understood by western readers. Since acronyms are widely used nowadays and become...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - January 25, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

China Association of Acupuncture–Moxibustion Evidence-based clinical practice guideline of acupuncture and moxibustion: Primary dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ji-ping Zhao, Bi-ling Wen, Jun Wang, Xiao-dong Wu, Ming-jie Zi, Peng Wang, Peng Bai, Sheng-nan Guo, Sheng Chen (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Wrist–ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine for children allergic rhinitis: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu Liu, Yi-Huang Gu, Ying XiongAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of wrist–ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine on allergic rhinitis (AR) in children.MethodsA total of 65 children with AR were collected from February 2017 through to December 2018 and they were randomly divided into a combined treatment group with wrist–ankle acupuncture, pinching along the spine and western medication (combined treatment group, 32 cases) and a western medication group (33 cases). In...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Auricular concha eletroacupuncture modulates lipid-lipoprotein metabolism in rats submitted to cold stress
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu-tian Yu, Xiao Guo, Jin-ling Zhang, Shao-yuan Li, Chun-zhi Tang, Pei-jing RongAbstractObjectiveTo explore whether auricular concha eletroacupuncture (ACEA) is effective in regulating lipid-lipoprotein metabolism in rats submitted to cold stress.MethodsThirty-six adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were placed in four groups(9 rats in each group), the rats in three groups of which were submitted to cold stress for fourteen days, the last one of which was a control group. After the cold stress process, in those three ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

China Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion-Evidence-based clinical practice guideline of acupuncture and moxibustion: primary dysmenorrhea
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ji-ping Zhao, Bi-ling Wen, Jun Wang, Xiao-dong Wu, Ming-jie Zi, Peng Wang, Peng Bai, Sheng-nan Guo, Sheng Chen (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 10, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case for non-specific pain on waist of a pregnant woman
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Da-zhe Tian, Ying-zhe Bai, Nai-qi LiABSTRACTThe patient was in conception 27 weeks + 6 days, and got right waist pain, complicated with nausea, vomiting (vomit as gastric content), which was diagnosed as non-specific pain on waist after consultations of many departments. The patient received acupuncture with the following acupoints: Shuĭgōu (水沟GV26), Yìntáng (印堂EX-HN3), left Hégŭ (合谷LI4), and right Tàichōng (太冲LR3) . On the first date of acupuncture, the patient ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 6, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mechanism of acupuncture on anti-neuronal apoptosis and the regulation of PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in heroin relapse rats
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiao-rong HOU, Xing-hui CAI, Sheng-bing WU, Rong-jun ZHANG, Li-da ZHANG, Xiao-ge SONGAbstractObjectiveTo explore the mechanism of acupuncture intervention on anti-neuronal apoptosis in heroin-dependent rats based on the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway.MethodsA total of 30 SD rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group and an acupuncture group, 10 rats in each one. In the model group and the acupuncture group, the heroin relapse rat model was established by intramuscular incremental injection of heroin...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Difference in the anti-fatigue effect of moxibustion at different acupoints in one-off exhausted rats
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xin Wang, Ya-hui Zhang, Zhi-fang Zhang, Shi-ling Lǚ, Yu-lei Liang, Dong-yun Sun, Tian-yuan LǚAbstractObjectiveTo explore the difference in the anti-fatigue effect of moxibustion at different acupoints through observing the impacts of moxibustion at “Shènshù (肾俞BL23)”, “Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST36)”, “Guānyuán (关元CV4)” and “Shénquè (神阙CV8)” on energy metabolic indexes in the one-off exhausted rats.MethodsA total of...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Regular acupuncture at combined with join valley needling at ashi point for scapulohumeral periarthritis: a randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Miao ZHANG, Cheng-xin FAN, Peng-yu ZHU, Wen-ting NIE, Hai QINABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe clinical efficacy differences of regular acupuncture at empirical acupoints combined with join valley needling at ashi point compared with simple join valley needling at ashi point for scapulohumeral periarthritis.MethodsSixty-four patients of scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 32 cases in each one. Both groups underwent basic rehabilitation training. Patients in t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Biān stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ acupoint for axial pain after cervical LIF operation: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): De-sheng ZHANG, Pei-rong ZHOU, Shui-chun LIU, Shao-qiu SUNABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the clinical effect differences of biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ (夹脊EX-B2) acupoint and simple acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 for axial pain after cervical laminectomy with implant fixation (LIF) operation.MethodsA total of 80 patients with axial pain after cervical LIF operation were randomly assigned into the biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical E...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical application rules of different micro needle system therapy
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jing XU, Jing SHI, Jian-ling WANG, Chun-sheng JIAABSTRACTDifferent micro needle system therapies have different advantages and characteristics. However, at present, the dominant diseases for which each therapy is appropriate are positioned relatively vaguely, and even the acupoint selections for the same disease are different. The clinical application of the dominant disease and application characteristics of each micro needle system therapy is a scientific problem that needs to be explored urgently. Based on the ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine for children allergic rhinitis: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu LIU, Yi-huang GU, Ying XIONGAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with pinching along the spine on allergic rhinitis (AR) in children.MethodsA total of 65 children with AR were collected from February 2017 through to December 2018 and they were randomly divided into a combined treatment group with wrist-ankle acupuncture, pinching along the spine and western medication (combined treatment group, 32 cases) and a western medication group (33 cases). In the western...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture for 14 cases of Meige's syndrome II
ConclusionsAcupuncture had a satisfactory clinical therapeutic effect on patients of Meige's syndrome II. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - December 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case for flaccid tongue treated by Guan's tongue acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu-hua ZHAOAbstractIn this article, one proved case of flaccid tongue treated by Guan's tongue acupuncture was introduced by the three-step method of “puncture, prick, and swallowing”. This case was an elderly female patient with Parkinson disease, which had the main clinical symptoms of flaccid and weak tongue, and speech and swallowing disorder, and was diagnosed as flaccid tongue (deficiency of the both qi and blood, and deficiency syndrome of liver and kidney). The patient received diagnosis and t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 19, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion combined with western medication for ninety cases of Bell's palsy at different stages: a randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Hui-fang MAO, Wei HUANG, De-guang DING, Min YAO, Ting ZHANG, Bei XIAOABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the differences in the clinical effect on Bell's palsy at the acute stage and the recover stage, as well as the differences in the clinical effect between the simple acupuncture-moxibustion therapy and the combined therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion and western medication, explore the optimal intervention time point and therapeutic regimen.MethodsAll of the patients were collected from the outpatients and the inpatien...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Conducting qi and regulating the spirit needling method for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xu YAO, Jia DU, Ke-ping TANABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the clinical effect differences between conducting qi and regulating the spirit needling method and regular needling method.MethodsSixty-nine patients of insomnia were randomly divided into an observation group (35 cases) and a control group (34 cases). Băihuì (百会GV20), Sìshéncōng (四神聪EX-HN1), Hégŭ (合谷LI4), Tàichōng (太冲LR3), Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST36) and Sānyīnjiāo (三阴交SP6) were selecte...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cases for acupoint embedding of epilepsy
In this report, acupoint embedding method was used for a 25-year-old female patient with epilepsy. The patient suffered from repeated paroxysmal unconsciousness combined with convulsions of four limbs for 13 years, and exacerbation for 2 months. She was orally administered with antiepileptic drugs which showed poor control. Using the treatment principles of regulating the mind, opening the orifices, extinguishing wind, and relieving epilepsy, suture-embedded acupoints include Dàzhuī (大椎GV14), Băihuì (百会GV20), Xuánlú (悬颅GB5), Yāoqí (腰奇EX-B9), Gānshū (肝俞BL18), Jiūw...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

SOOJI CHIM (Koryo hand acupuncture) for perimenopausal insomnia: Evidence from actigraphy and serum hormone testing
ConclusionKHA may be a potential alternative therapy for improving perimenopausal insomnia via down regulating the levels of FSH and LH. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Collateral bloodletting at ashi point combined with external application of Sānqī powder for 120 cases of old ankle injury
ConclusionThe combined treatment with bloodletting therapy at ashi point and the external application of Sānqī powder achieves the satisfactory clinical effect on old ankle injury and this therapy deserves to be promoted in clinical practice. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medication in assistance of pregnancy after 11 failures of IVF-ET at advanced age
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Chen-si Zheng, Yi-gong FangAbstractThis paper reports one case of successful pregnancy in the assistance of acupuncture therapy for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic intervention with Chinese herbal medicine in a 41-year-old patient with infertility. The patient suffered from 11 failures in the assisted reproductive technique during 3 years. This case suggests that the combined treatment with acupuncture for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic interventi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 15, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bloodletting-cupping for 169 cases of pes anserinus myotenositis
ConclusionThe bloodletting-cupping alleviates knee pain, or even cure it completely and improves the motor function of knee joints in the 169 patients of pes anserinus myotenositis. The clinical effect is satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 4, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupoint selection principles in acupuncture and moxibustion for obesity based on Q-PSO algorithm
ConclusionThe Q-PSO algorithm is characterized with high precision and high efficiency, etc. The core acupoints and their combination principles explored by this algorithm are in accordance with clinical experiences. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - September 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion for incomplete adhesive intestinal obstruction: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-hua ZHANG, Shu ZHANG, Peng-jing YAN, Zhi-guo ZHANG, Su-chun XIEAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion for incomplete adhesive intestinal obstruction.MethodsA total of 100 patients with incomplete adhesive intestinal obstruction were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, and there were 50 patients in each group. The control group was treated with routine western medicine treatment, while the observation group was treated with acupuncture and ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Abdominal acupuncture combined with megestrol acetate for advanced cancer-related anorexia: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lu WANG, Ying-ying WANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect difference between abdominal acupuncture combined with megestrol acetate and megestrol acetate for advanced cancer-related anorexia.MethodsA total of 60 patients with advanced cancer-related anorexia were randomly divided into an abdominal acupuncture combined with oral megestrol acetate treatment group (group A) and oral megestrol acetate treatment group (group B), with 30 cases in each group. Both groups were given nutritional assessment, nutr...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of moxibustion on survival status and nutritional metabolic factor in tumor-bearing rats with gastric cancer
Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Zhuo-jun PENG, Jing TAN, Yu-pan CHEN, Huan ZHAO, Jun-lin SHI, Ya-ping LINAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxibustion on the survival status and nutritional metabolic factors of tumor-bearing rats with gastric cancer and explore the inhibitory effect of moxibustion on the tumor-bearing rats.MethodsA total of 40 SD rats were randomly divided into a blank group, a sham-operated group, a model group and a moxibustion group, 10 rats in each group. Gastric cancer models were established in the model group and t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of protein-losing enteropathy
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yao MAAbstractA 77-year-old male patient was diagnosed with protein-losing enteropathy as he had diarrhea for 4 years accompanied with repeated and exacerbated diarrhea and edema of the both lower extremities for more than 1 and a half years. In this case, warming-needle moxibustion compiled with the abdominal rubbing that patient performed by himself were utilized. Zhōngwăn (中脘CV12), Guānyuán (关元CV4); bilateral Tiānshū (天枢ST25), Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST36), Shàngjùxū (...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Long round-sharp needle release technique for 34 cases of superior cluneal nerve entrapment syndrome
Publication date: Available online 28 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Rong-jun LI, Li-gong XUE, Tong WANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect on superior cluneal nerve (SCN) entrapment syndrome treated with the release technique of long round-sharp needle.MethodsThe syndrome differentiation based on meridian muscle region was adopted. The release technique of the long round-sharp needle was used at the lesions of meridian tendon region, Yāoyícì (Beside Yaoyi) and the transverse process of the third lumbar vertebra in 34 patients with SCN entrapment syndrome....
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic effect of dog-day moxibustion on herbs in knee-joint osteoarthritis of yang deficiency and congealing cold type
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiu-feng GU, Fei WANG, Yan-yan ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo compare the therapeutic effect difference among dog-day moxibustion on herbs, ordinary moxibution and routine western medication in treating knee-joint osteoarthritis of yang deficiency and congealing cold type.MethodsA total of 90 patients with knee-joint osteoarthritis of yang deficiency and congealing cold type were divided into dog-day moxibustion group, ordinary moxibution group and western medication group according to the registration order, and there w...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Pestle needling at Yāoyángguān-Bāzhèn points for intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation surgery: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jun-feng ZHANG, Yao-chi WU, Shi-sheng LI, Yi-jun SUNAbstractObjectiveTo observe the differences of clinical efficacy of intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation surgery treated by pestle needling at Yāoyángguān Bāzhèn points, electroacupuncture and western medication. .MethodsA total of 210 patients with intractable lumbodynia after lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into pestle needle group, electroacupuncture group and western medication group, with 70 cases in each group. Th...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Bloodletting-cupping for 169 cases of pes anserinus myotenositis
ConclusionThe bloodletting-cupping alleviates knee pain, or even cure it completely and improves the motor function of knee joints in the 169 patients of pes anserinus myotenositis. The clinical effect is satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tuina for infant congenital muscular torticollis: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-na CUI, Xiao-ya ZHANG, Zhong-tai LIABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the differences in the clinical effect of congenital muscular torticollis between the modified tuina (Chinese massage) manipulation and the textbook-version tuina manipulation in infant.MethodsFrom January 2017 to December 2018, 68 infants with congenital muscular torticollis were collected from the Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion of the Affiliated Hospital of Yanbian University. They were randomized into a modified tuina group and a textbook-v...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Sliding-cupping along meridian for lymphedema after breast cancer surgery: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Zhifeng XIONG, Ting WANG, Honglin WANG, Yongyue WANG, Lin GAN, Gang LǚAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy difference between sliding-cupping along meridian combined with short-stretch elastic bandage wrapping and comprehensive detumescence therapy in treating lymphedema after breast cancer surgery.MethodsSixty patients with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery were randomly divided into the sliding-cupping group and the comprehensive detumescence therapy (CDT) group, with 30 cases in each one. The ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Sitting-pushing manipulation combined with bloodletting for 40 cases of thoracic facet joint disorder syndrome
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Dong-fang HONGAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect on thoracic facet joint disorder syndrome treated with the sitting-pushing manipulation, acupuncture at Yánglíngquán (阳陵泉GB34) and bloodletting at Wĕizhōng (委中BL40).MethodsA total of 40 patients of thoracic facet joint disorder syndrome were treated with the combined therapy of the sitting-pushing manipulation, acupuncture at GB34 and bloodletting at BL40, once every two days. The therapeutic effect was evaluated 6 days l...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Mechanism of the acupoints of the governor vessel in treatment of post-stroke depression on the base of the specificity of meridian points
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lin-xia QIAN, Yue-ting JIANG, Fa-cai LINABSTRACTFocusing on the effect specificity of meridian points along the running course of meridian, by taking the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD) with the acupoints of the governor vessel as an example, the correlation between meridian points and disease was explored. The specific regulatory effect of governor vessel, Băihuì (百会GV 20) and Shéntíng (神庭GV 24) in physiology and pathology in PSD and the material basis of the specificity effec...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Fifty-three cases of the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis treated with the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Rui-xu XU, Geng-hui CAI, Zhao-guo LIN, Ting-ting XU, Si-dong DOUABSTRACTObjectivesTo observe the clinical effect on the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis treated with the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture.MethodsA total of 53 patients with the sequela of peripheral facial paralysis were diagnosed and divided into an observation group (26 cases) and a control group (27 cases) according to the visiting sequence. In the observation group, the penetrating-sticking-pulling technique of acupuncture...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion for the elderly patients with depression: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 27, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion for the elderly patients with depression:A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A 10-year follow-up of electric acupuncture for lumbar disc herniation and sciatica
This study used Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)-self-comparison and showed that acupuncture treatments for lumber disc herniation and sciatica demonstrated significant improvement in long term clinical outcomes. A total of 112 lumbar disc herniation and sciatica cases were treated with electric acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement from July 1998 to December 2006.ResultsAll the 112 cases filled out the ODI forms prior to receiving treatment. Among the 112 patients, 23 of them did not finish the 6-week treatments. 89 cases were evaluated with ODI after 6-week acupuncture treatments. Of those 89 cases, 67 case...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 18, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hormone-dependent high fever treated with umbilicus moxibustion and acupuncture
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xu-hao LI, Xin MA, Xi-qing XUE, Ji-guo YANGAbstractThe combined treatment with umbilicus moxibustion and acupuncture achieves the significant effect on hormone-dependent high fever. The medical case was recorded so as to provide the approach to the clinical treatment or the reoccurrence control of this disease. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 13, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Hormone-dependent high fever treated with umbilicus moxibustion and acupuncture☆
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xu-hao LI, Xin MA, Xi-qing XUE, Ji-guo YANGAbstractThe combined treatment with umbilicus moxibustion and acupuncture achieves the significant effect on hormone-dependent high fever. The medical case was recorded so as to provide the approach to the clinical treatment or the reoccurrence control of this disease. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 3, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Guide for authors of World Journal of Acupuncture – Moxibustion
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 2, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Guide for authors of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 28, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy evaluation of body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with extracorporeal shock wave for scapulohumeral periarthritis
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Miao Zhang, Cheng-xin Fan, Peng-yu Zhu, Hai Qin, Yan WangABSTRACTObjective: To observe the short- and long-term clinical efficacy differences of body acupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with extracorporeal shock wave and simple extracorporeal shock wave.Methods: Sixty patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis were randomly divided into two groups: the treatment group and control group, 30 cases in each one. Both groups underwent basic rehabilitation training. Patients in the treatment group were treated with ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of moxibustion in the management of functional dyspepsia
ConclusionMoxibustion showed greater improvement in terms of clinical efficacy in the treatment of FD than pharmacological medications, and although it was not possible to draw a definitive conclusion due to the small sample size, high risk of bias, and low quality of the reports. Large multi-center and long-term high-quality randomized control trials are needed. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 16, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research