Discussion on the mechanisms of BO's abdominal acupuncture therapy
This article discussed the mechanisms and precautions of abdominal acupuncture from three different perspectives. First, the relationship between Shénquè ( CV 8) and zang-fu and eight extra meridians stated in the ancient literature explained that the theory of CV 8 as the theoretical core of abdominal acupuncture therapy had literature support and theoretical evidence; second, with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment based on differentiation of syndromes, four methods for selecting the points, including the ones according to hologram, meridians and collaterals, the Ba-kuo ( ) and three energizer, meanwh...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on fire needling and pricking bloodletting for 67 cases of acne vulgaris
Conclusion The fire needling and pricking bloodletting has a significant effect in the treatment of acne vulgaris with high cured rate, worthy of clinical promotion. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation on warm needing plus cupping at back for 40 cases of facial paralysis
Conclusion From theory of coldness to treat facial paralysis, efficacy is significant with warm needling and cupping at the Bladder Meridian of Foot-Taiyang. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Efficacy observation on warm needling for 60 cases of diarrhea irritable bowel syndrome
Conclusion The warm needling therapy shows relatively satisfactory treatment effects in the treatment of diarrhea irritable bowel syndrome and the recurrence rate is relatively low. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Clinical observation on acupuncture for 200 cases of facial spasm
Conclusion Smoothing the liver and activating the qi along with syndrome differentiation produces rapid and ideal curative effect in the acupuncture for facial spasm. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observations on the therapeutic effiect of acupuncture with left ascending and right descending method for 52 cases of chronic diarrhea
Conclusion the acupuncture with left ascending and right descending method has satisfactory therapeutic effect in treating chronic diarrhea. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Acupuncture analgesia: diversity and analysis
Publication date: 30 December 2013 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 23, Issue 4 Author(s): Gang-qi FAN , Li-li Qian , Yang Zhao , Zhong-hua FU The complex and diverse mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia are summarized from the following two aspects: the neural mechanisms (neurophysiology mechanism, neurochemistry mechanism and neuroanatomy mechanism) and the non-nerve mechanisms (connective tissue mechanism and local biochemical change mechanism). Initial analysis are also carried out on the individual deficiencies of diverse mechanisms, the contradictions among different diverse mechanisms as we...
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Effects of eye-acupuncture on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the brain of rats with cerebral ischemia reperfusion
Conclusion The functions of eye-acupuncture and body-acupuncture in improving cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury are similar, and the functional mechanisms for the two different therapies may be related to the up-regulation of BDNF expression in brain and thus promote the repairing of brain tissues. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on the therapeutic effect of pricking needling at Sifeng ( EX-UE 10) in combination with Tuina for antibiotic-associated diarrhea in infants
Conclusion The therapeutic effect of pricking needling at EX-UE 10 in combination with Tuina on the basis of conventional treatments is better than that of combination with Medilac Vita in treating AAD in infants, and it could rapidly improve systemic symptoms and indices of stool. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Efficacy observation on herpes zoster treated by the comprehensive therapy of blocking, surrounding needling, pricking and cupping combined with bloodletting at Longyan (, Extra) acupoint
Conclusion The comprehensive therapy of blocking, surrounding needling, pricking and cupping method combined with bloodletting at Longyan (Extra) achieves the significant analgesic effect on herpes zoster. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Comparison on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on 60 cases of peripheral facial paralysis at different stages
Conclusion the therapeutic effect of different therapeutic methods on PFP is remarkable. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Efficacy observation on cervical spondylosis of nerve root type treated by the warm needling at Jiáj ( EX-B 2) and tapping with plum-blossom needle
Conclusion The warm needling therapy at EX-B 2 and tapping therapy with plum-blossom needle achieve the significant effect on cervical spondylosis of nerve root type. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on therapeutic effect of combined therapy mainly based on acupuncture for postherpetic neuralgia
Conclusion The combined therapy mainly based on acupuncture can effectively treat postherpetic neuralgia and the therapeutic effect is better than that in the western medicine group. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Treatment on 2 cases of pain in the heel based on syndrome differentiation by wrist-ankle acupuncture
Publication date: 30 March 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 1 Author(s): Chun-ying YANG , Shen LI Two patients with pain in the heel were treated by new methods based on symptom differentiation after regular wrist-ankle acupuncture were invalid. According to the manifestations in tongue diagnosis and symptoms, the 2 cases both belonged to bladder excess syndrome, the acupuncture was carried out on area 6 of low limb (external anterior border of achilles tendon at three finger wide above the lateral malleolus), and acupuncture was also carried out on Zútōnggŭ ( BL 66), Jī...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A case of lymphedema in both lower extremities
Publication date: 30 March 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 1 Author(s): Zong-bao YANG , Ru-yu ZHAN Patient suffering from lymphedema in both lower extremities was treated, acupuncture was carried out at Zhōngw n ( CV 12), Shu fēn ( CV 9), Shu Dào ( ST 28), Zúsānl ( ST 36), Yīnlíngquán ( SP 9), Sānyīnjiāo ( SP 6), Yánglíngquán ( GB 34), Tàichōng ( LR 3) and Tàixī ( KI 3), and local TDP irradiation was also carried out to improve local blood circulation and promote lymph fluid backflow, and thus effect...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical observation on 78 cases of insomnia from Uganda treated by scalp acupuncture
Conclusion scalp acupuncture has accurate therapeutic efficacy on the patients with insomnia from Uganda. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture in treating 864 cases of toothache
Conclusion The clinical therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture in treating toothache is satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on therapeutic efficacy of thunder-fire moxibustion for 10 cases of testicular hydrocele in infants
Conclusion Thunder-fire moxibustion has relatively good clinical efficacy in treating testicular hydrocele in children. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Treatment on 65 cases of pediatric functional dyspepsia by pricking needling with filiform needles
Conclusion Treatments on pediatric functional dyspepsia by pricking needling with filiform needles are simple and convenient, the therapeutic efficacy is accurate, and it deserves further generalization. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Summary for experience of FANG Jian-qiao in treating tennis elbow
Publication date: 30 March 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 1 Author(s): Li-fang CHEN Prof. FANG Jian-qiao is good at clinical and basic study on acupuncture analgesia. The therapeutic efficacy in treating tennis elbow of Prof. Fang is significant, “needling painful point” on the basis of clarifying causes and pathogenesis of this disease in TCM and western medicine, treat this disease by using encircling needling in combination with warm needling moxibustion, and it is convenient, safe and effective. The encircling needling in combination with warm needling moxibustion...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Summary of the needling characteristics of the famous TCM master Prof. HE Pu-ren
Publication date: 30 March 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 1 Author(s): Jia-chun XU , Yan LI , Zhi-heng ZHAO , Ren-qian ZHANG , Jian-ge WANG He's clinical suited acupuncture manipulation is summarized by the famous traditional Chinese medical master Prof. HE Pu-ren in his clinical practices for almost 70 years, and it is highly favored as “flying needle manipulation”. This manipulation has high requirements on finger strength; it is characterized from techniques for holding needles to needling insertion, and it is painless during needle insertion and the needling respo...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Biophysical characteristics of common meridians and acupoints in gynecology
Publication date: 30 March 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 1 Author(s): Juan LI , Qing WANG , Hui-ling LIANG , Hao-xu DONG , Yan LI , Hong-yu WU , Jing-shu GAO , Xiao-ke WU The common acupoints and meridians for gynecology as well as their biophysical characteristics were summarized, the importance of biophysical characteristics for common meridians and acupoints were pointed out, some new research fields for fundamental study on common acupoints in gynecology were put forward, such as proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, and other fields, and further evidence support for large-...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - November 6, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A study on the mechanism for neuron protection by heat shock protein after pre-acupuncture
Conclusion Acupuncture prestimulus can inhibit cell apoptosis by inducing the expression of HSP 70 and HSP 90 in brain, and thus protect neurons. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Effects of individualized therapeutic porgram with heat-reinforcing needling in combination with Bobath therapy on gross motor dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion The heat-reinforcing acupuncture combined with Bobath rehabilitation training has a better effect than rehabilitation training on the GMFM scores of creeping and kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, running and jumping of children with cerebral palsy. It can be shown that the combination of heat-reinforcing acupuncture and Bobath rehabilitation training can improve the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Effects of acupuncture intervention on omalgia incidence rate of ischemic stroke in acute stage
Conclusion Acupuncture intervention during the acute stage of ischemic stroke can not only effectively reduce the incidence of omalgia complication, but also play an assisting role in improving the patients' ability of independent living; meanwhile, the systematic visits and treatments of acupuncture may feature assisting significance in the construction of the special disease and special skills of the acupuncturology. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on clinical therapeutic efficacy of moxibustion combined with mecobalamin on diabetic perineuropathy and effects on patients' blood homocysteine
Conclusion Treatments on diabetic perineuropathy by therapeutic alliance of moxibustion and mecobalamin can not only improve symptoms of patients, increase nerve conductive velocity in affected limbs, but also decrease blood homocysteine level. The method is simple, economical and safe, and it deserves being generalized in clinical practices. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Effects of warming moxibustion on scores of fatigue and life quality in patients with subhealth fatigue status
Conclusion Warming moxibustion can significantly improve fatigue symptoms and life quality of the patients in subhealth fatigue status. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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The effect of meridian massage on BM, BMI, WC and HC in simple obesity patients: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Meridian massage can significantly improve body mass and other related indices of patients, improve their life quality, and thus may reduce the morbidity of obesity related diseases. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Effects of electroacupuncture on glycometabolism in metabolism syndrome
Conclusion Electroacupuncture intervention can significantly reduce weight, combination of acupuncture and medication shows better efficacy in reducing blood glucose, improving insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance in comparison to simple administration with medications. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Interim summing-up conference of the global multi-center clinical research project of acupuncture treatment of tennis elbow
Publication date: 30 June 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 2 Author(s): Wei-hong LIU (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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The 2014 International Symposium on Acupuncture Research was held
Publication date: 30 June 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 2 Author(s): Yang HAO (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Rome March 2014 -Chinese Medicine in Rome, events for one month
Publication date: 30 June 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 2 Author(s): rinaldo Rinaldi (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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A case of amyotrophic cervical spondylosis
Publication date: 30 June 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 2 Author(s): Qi LIANG , Xiu-juan PENG , Guang-zhong DU A case of amyotrophic cervical spondylosis was healed by using acupuncture in combination with electroacupuncture, needling was carried out on Fēngchí ( GB 20), Tiānzhù ( BL 10), Dàzhuī ( GV 14), Jiānj ng ( GB 21), Zhìyang ( GV 9), Jiānzhēn ( SI 9), Jiānyú ( LI 15), Sh usānl ( LI 10), Hòuxī ( SI 3), Kūnlún ( BL 60) and Shùgŭ ( BL 65). BL 10 on the left side and LI 10 on the right side, GB 20 ...
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A case of functional rehabilitation after replantation of a severed limb
Publication date: 30 June 2014 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 24, Issue 2 Author(s): Ya-jie GUO A patient with functional impairment after replantation of severed limb was treated by electroacupuncture in combination with rehabilitation training, and needling was carried out on Qūchí ( LI 11), Sh usānl ( LI 10), Wàiguān ( TE 5), Yángxī ( LI 5), Yángchí ( TE 4), Yánggŭ ( SI 5), Hégŭ ( LI 4), Bāxié ( EX-UE 9), Wàiláogōng ( EX-UE 8) and Yèmén ( TE 2). Electroacupuncture was carried out on TE 5, E...
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Treatment on 42 cases of simple pediatric diarrhea with chiropractic therapy
Conclusion The chiropractic therapy has good efficacy in treating simple pediatric diarrhea and worthy of clinical promotion. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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System review on treating post-stroke depression with acupuncture
Conclusion Although this system assessment showed that treating post-stroke depression with acupuncture was more effective compared with western medicine, the result was less reliable and quality of evidences was poor. The above-mentioned results need more high-quality randomized controlled trials for further verification. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on effect of meridian stimulation on blood oxygenation level of brain by applying Near Infra Red Spectrum (NIRS)
Conclusion It was found by NIRS that the blood oxygenation level of cerebral cortex could be regulated in bidirectional way by stimulating EX-HN 3 and GV 20 with EA, and a further research on whether it directly related to EA is to be made. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on clinical efficacy of tension-balance acupuncture therapy in treating knee osteoarthritis
Conclusion Clinical efficacy of treatment of knee osteoarthritis in the balance group was superior to that of the conventional group, worthy of clinical promotion. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Clinical research on insomnia treated by acupuncture at back-shu points
Conclusion The clinical efficacy is achieved by either acupuncture at back-shu points or by acupuncture at conventional acupoints. The improvements of sleep efficiency and sleep disorder scores in PSQI, and sleep difficulty in TCM as well as the long-term efficacy are superior in group A as compared with those in group B. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Treatment of tinnitus with electrical stimulation on acupoint in the distribution area of ear vagus nerve combining with sound masking: randomized controlled trial
Conclusion Handicap and dysphoria of tinnitus can be improved significantly by treating with electrical stimulation on acupoint in the distribution area of ear vagus nerve and sound masking, and the efficacy was superior to that of western medicines. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on efficacy of acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training for post-stroke balance disorders
Conclusion The balance function and ADL of patients with post-stroke balance disorders could be improved with trunk muscles acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training, and its efficacy was superior to rehabilitation training alone. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Clinical observation on effect of cranial suture acupuncture combined with donepezil hydrochloride tablets for Alzheimer's disease
Conclusion The effect of cranial suture acupuncture combined with donepezil hydrochloride tablets for Alzheimer's disease is more significant than only medicine therapy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with direct moxibustion with fine-strip moxa for 62 cases of herpes zoster
Conclusion The therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with direct moxibustion with fine-strip moxa is remarkable. It can effectively control the development of herpes zoster, alleviate pain and shorten therapy periods. It is worthy to be promoted and applied. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Study on effects of acupuncture on menstruation and endocrine in patients of normal body weight with polycystic ovary syndrome
Conclusion Acupuncture can promote normal ovulation and menstrual cycles in patients with PCOS by regulating endocrine level. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Clinical research on treating fracture of middle and lower 1/3 of tibiofibula by electroacupuncture
Conclusion Electroacupuncture treatment with cribriform splints for fractures of the middle and lower 1/3 of the tibiofibula resulted in significantly shorter clinical healing time, and lower incidence of delayed healing compared to warm needling or splints with a traditional Chinese herbal formula. Its mechanism may be associated with greater regulation of serum BMP-7 and ET-1 through electroacupuncture. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Observation on efficacy of treating vascular dementia gait disorder with electro-acupuncture (EA) on Jiāj ( EX-B2) along lumbar vertebra combined with scalp acupuncture
Conclusion The efficacy of treating vascular dementia gait disorder with electro-acupuncture (EA) on EX-B2 along lumbar vertebra combined with scalp acupuncture was superior to orally administered Duxil. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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