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

Attention network function of insomniacs improved by manual acupuncture: Evidence from Attention Network Task
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Feiyi ZHAO, Hong XU, Yufang HONG, Yingxia ZHAO, Haixia YAN, Qiayi MA, Xing MING, Jing HU, Yan XUAbstractObjectiveTo investigate if manual acupuncture can improve the primary insomnia-induced impairments of attention network function and its safety.MethodsTotally 64 eligible participants were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, with 32 cases allocated to the treatment group and 32 cases allocated to the control group, respectively. The participants in the treatment group received real-acupuncture therapy [acupun...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Efficacy observation on long snake moxibustion for lumbar disc herniation with cold-dampness syndrome
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiu-wu HU, Chen-ying DENG, Fen-fen QIU, Li-mei TANG, Xi-jing YU, Le-le GENG, Jie GAO, Mei-ling ZHAOAbstrctObjectivesTo observe and compare the clinical efficacy difference among long snake moxibustion, acupuncture and western medication for treating lumbar disc herniation with cold-dampness syndrome, and to provide a preferred treatment for cold-dampness lumbar disc herniation.MethodsA total of 90 patients with cold-dampness lumbar disc herniation were randomized into three groups according to the random number table...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of sensation of transmission along meridian acupuncture for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis☆
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shu-ren MING, Yu-lin FU, Wen-guang HOU, Yue-lai CHENAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the short-term efficacy difference between sensation of transmission along meridian acupuncture and non- sensation of transmission along meridian acupuncture in the treatment of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.MethodsA randomized, controlled, and single-blind clinical study was performed to collect 63 patients with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis who met the inclusion criteria and were randomly assigned to a transmission sensation g...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 11, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis on the key factors of allergic rhinitis treated with acupuncture and moxibustion
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shuang ZHAO, Meng-lu QIN, Wen-jia WANG, Jing LIAbstractAllergic rhinitis (AR) is the frequently-encountered disease and commonly seen in clinic. Acupuncture-moxibustion therapy brings the significant therapeutic effects on it. In order to achieve the significant effects on AR, the relevant key factors should be determined definitely in treatment with acupuncture-moxibustion therapy. In the combination of the theoretic study with clinical practice, the authors expounded the key factors in acupuncture-moxibustion treatm...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 8, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Umbilical moxibustion combined with acupuncture for interstitial cystitis
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xin MA, Xu-hao LI, Xi-qing XUE, Ji-guo YANGAbstractA 56-year-old female patient with interstitial cystitis was treated with umbilical moxibustion combined with acupuncture. The doctor prepared the wheat flour-made bowl and the herbal powder for umbilical moxibustion. The bowl was put on the patient's umbilicus with a small hole in the middle of the bowl directly facing the navel, in which, the herbal powder was filled. The moxa cone was put on the bowl and ignited. Totally, 3 cones were used. During umbilical moxibust...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 7, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Longitudinal Directional Movement of Alcian Blue in Gephyrocharax Melanocheir Fish: Revealing Interstitial Flow and Related Structure ☆ 阿尔新蓝在黑裙鱼中的纵向定向运动:组织液流动与相关结构的揭示
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wei-bo ZHANG, Xiao-jing SONG, Ze WANG, Guang-jun WANG, Shu-yong JIA, Yu-ying TIAN, Hong-yan LIAbstractBackgroundObserving interstitial fluid (ISF) is very difficult because interstitial structure collapses and ISF disappears after tissue fixation. Additionally, ISF is colorless, and interstitial flow is weak in vivo. In order to view the interstitial flow, special dye and animal model was chosen to explore the movement characteristic of interstitial flow and related structure.MethodsThe Gephyrocharax Melanocheir (GM) ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Neuroanatomical interconnection of the complementary acupoints in the rat hindlimb
ConclusionThe similarities of the sensory, motor, and sympathetic innervation of SP9 and GB34 in the rat provide the neuroanatomical evidence to understand the synergetic effect that arise from the stimulation at the complementary acupoints. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effects of 30 cases of nervous olfactory disorder treated with acupuncture at three nasal points and scalp acupuncture
ConclusionAcupuncture at three nasal points and scalp acupuncture are effective approach to nervous olfactory disorder. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 1, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The effect of five-knee-point acupuncture combined with herbal package warm compress for knee osteoarthritis
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Hui Liang, Zhuo-rong Li, Jun-wei Chen, Hui-wen LuoABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the therapeutic effect differences among five-knee-point acupuncture combined with Chinese medication package warm compress therapy of Shēntòng Zhúyū Decoction(身痛逐瘀汤generalized pain stasis-expelling decoction), simple five-knee-point acupuncture and simple Chinese medication package warm compress therapy of Shēntòng Zhúyū TāngDecoction in treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA).MethodsA total of 126 KOA ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Thirty-eight cases of uterine bleeding of spleen deficiency treated with wheat-grain size cone moxibustion and herbal plaster on the umbilicus
ConclusionThe combined treatment with wheat-grain size cone moxibustion and herbal plaster on the umbilicus achieves significant effects on uterine bleeding of spleen deficiency. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 30, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Attention network function of insomniacs improved by manual acupuncture: avidence from Attention Network Task
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Fei-yi ZHAO, Hong XU, Yu-fang HONG, Ying-xia ZHAO, Hai-xia YAN, Qia-yi MA, Xing MING, JING Hu, YAN XuAbstractObjectiveTo investigate if manual acupuncture can improve the primary insomnia-induced impairments of attention network function and its safety.MethodsTotally 64 eligible participants were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, with 32 cases allocated to the treatment group and 32 cases allocated to the control group, respectively. The participants in the treatment group received real-acupuncture therapy [a...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Observation on promoting resuscitation in the patients with coma of acute carbon monoxide poisoning by acupuncture combined with hyperbaric oxygen
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Mao-li LUO, Hui-jie LI, Liang-ce MA, Yuan JIANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of promoting resuscitation and the effect differences between acupuncture combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and simple HBOT in the patients with coma of acute carbon monoxide poisoning (ACMP).MethodsA total of 36 patients with ACMP coma were randomized into a simple HBOT group and acupuncture combined with HBOT group, 18 cases in each one. In the simple HBOT group, HBOT was provided once a day for 2 weeks. In the acupun...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

One case of shoulder soft tissue injury treated with cangguitanxue needling technique and cupping therapy
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xi-qing XUE, Ping LIU, Xu-hao LI, Xin MA, Ji-guo YANGABSTRACTThe combined treatment of cangguitanxue (green turtle probing its cave) needling technique and cupping method achieved the significant therapeutic effects on 1 case of traumatic soft tissue injury. Such therapeutic method provides the reference for the clinical treatment of soft tissue swelling due to injury. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 29, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Analysis on the key factors of allergic rhinitis treated with acupuncture and moxibustion☆
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Shuang ZHAO, Meng-lu QIN, Wen-jia WANG, Jing LIAbstractAllergic rhinitis (AR) is the frequently-encountered disease and commonly seen in clinic. Acupuncture-moxibustion therapy brings the significant therapeutic effects on it. In order to achieve the significant effects on AR, the relevant key factors should be determined definitely in treatment with acupuncture-moxibustion therapy. In the combination of the theoretic study with clinical practice, the authors expounded the key factors in acupuncture-moxibustion treatm...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - May 24, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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