Overview of the acupuncture parts in the Cochrane Database of systematic reviews and the Cochrane Collaboration
Conclusions By analyzing and summarizing the acupuncture reviews published in the CDSR before 2014, we found that current research shows acupuncture treatment is most effective for treating pain and related symptoms (57.89%). However, studies showing lack of efficacy or uncertain results far outweighed the studies with positive results. We discuss the possible reasons for this and beleive it is related to the overall quality of research, poorly designed sham acupuncture, lack of standard procedures for locating points and needling, and lack of attention to individual differences. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Specialty Committee of I-Ching Navel Acupuncture of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies has been established
Publication date: December 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 4 Author(s): Zhi-ying XUE, Tian QI (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

System evaluation and Meta analysis on clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion in treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy
Conclusion It is indicated from the Meta analysis result that the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion or acupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion in treatment of CSR is superior to that of simple acupuncture or traditional suspended moxibustion, providing a new therapeutic method for treatment of CSR. However, the abovementioned conclusion still needs to be confirmed through randomized blind controlled trials with high quality and large sample size since the sample size of included studies was small, and the quality was low. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

National Cancer Institute urges the transformation of acupuncture research into cancer symptom Management
Publication date: December 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 4 Author(s): Arthur Yin Fan (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Regulating effect of moxibustion on MCP-1 and NF- κB in the colonic mucosa tissue of rats with Crohn's disease
Conclusions Moxibustion can down-regulate the expression levels of MCP-1 and NF-κB proteins in the colonic mucosa of CD rats. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of electroacupuncture at “Zúsānlľ” ( ST 36) and other lower he-sea points on the expression of TNF-α and NF-κB of acute gastric mucosal lesion rats
Conclusion Electroacupuncture at relevant lower he-sea points can inhibit the body's immune response, relieve inflammatory reaction and reduce mucosal lesion by regulating HMGB 1, TNF-α and NF-κB, so as to realize the intervention and treatment on AGML rats; the total intervention effect in ST 36 group is superior to that in other groups, indicating partially that there is a relative specificity between ST 36 and stomach. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of the effect of low-frequency electroacupuncture on serum leptin and NPY contents of male and female patients with simple obesity
Conclusion Low-frequency electroacupuncture can significantly regulate the weight, BMI, F% and serum leptin and NPY contents of male and female patients with simple obesity, and there are gender differences. In terms of reducing weight, BMI and serum NPY content, the efficacy of low-frequency electroacupuncture in males is superior to that in females, while in terms of reducing F% and serum leptin content, the efficacy in females is superior to that in males. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ten development tendencies and strategies of Acupuncture in the 21st century
Publication date: December 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 4 Author(s): Bin-jiang WU Ten development tendencies and strategies of acupuncture in the 21st century were discussed in the paper. Legislation is the trend in the development of internationalization of Chines medicine and acupuncture. The reform in the theory of Chinese Medicine, Herbal Formulas, and Clinical practice is the trend in the internationalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Standardization of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture will seek common ground while reserving differences. There will be more and more e...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical practice guidelines of using acupuncture for low back pain
Publication date: December 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 4 Author(s): Hong ZHAO, Bao-yan LIU, Zhi-shun LIU, Li-min XIE, Yi-gong FANG, Yuan ZHU, Si-nuo LI, Yu-xiu SUN, Ming-juan HAN Based on extensive accumulated evidence and using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system, we have developed clinical practice guidelines for the use of acupuncture to treat low back pain (LBP). In the guidelines, we considered the objective and scope of this guide, the diagnostic criteria and syndrome differentiation standards of traditional Chinese medicin...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at N èiguān ( PC 6) in combination with respiratory reinforcing and reducing method for 38 cases of cardiac neurosis
Conclusions Acupuncture at PC 6 in combination with respiratory reinforcing and reducing method is effective in treatment of cardiac neurosis. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discovery and clinical application of N èimádiăn point
Conclusion Acupuncture at Nèimádiăn point can be used for clinical treatment of acute and chronic pain. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture at Li èquē ( LU 7) on vertebral-basilar artery hemodynamics in patients with cervical vertigo
Conclusion Acupuncture at LU 7 not only improves the blood supply of vertebral-basilar artery in CV patients, but also has a significant curative effect on improving the clinical symptoms. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The influential point of bone should be D àzhuī ( GV 14) rather than Dàzhù ( BL 11)
Publication date: 30 September 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 3 Author(s): Qi-cai WANG, Zhen-yu GU Objective The influential point of bone in acupuncture should be Dàzhuī ( GV 14), but it is wrongly believed as Dàzhù ( BL 11) in the modern acupuncture literature and textbooks. This wrong academic theory has widely influenced acupuncture field domestically and abroad, and misguided acupuncture medicine theory and the treatment of acupuncture on bone diseases. This essay aims to clear up the misunderstanding and restore the academic status of “the in...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of sliding-cup along governor vessel on tcpO2 and tapCO2 in M ìngmén ( GV 4) point of sub-healthy humans: observation on different cupping pressure
Conclusion Sliding-cup has a sustained effect on the body and can speed up the energy metabolism in the body. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - June 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at “four gates” points for insomnia in 53 free combat athletes
Conclusion The clinical efficacy of acupuncture at “four gates” (LI 4 and LR 3) is significant in treatment of sport insomnia. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Four cases of pyonex application by Professor WU Mao-wen
Publication date: 30 September 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 3 Author(s): Jing LI WU Mao-wen, the chief physician, applied intracutaneous pyonex in treatment of various pains, internal medicine diseases, and gynecological diseases. This therapy is not only based on such common methods in TCM as “retaining in static” and “selecting points based on pattern differentiation” in clinical point selection, but also extends Zhang Zhong-jing prescription theory to “acupoint selection” and “specialized in macro use” in acupoint selection of...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

One case of mirror writing after cerebral infarction
Publication date: 30 September 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 3 Author(s): Run-sheng WANG (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Case of continuous convulsion
Publication date: 30 September 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 3 Author(s): Sheng-qiang WANG, Jian-ping WANG This paper introduces one case of a child with hyperpyretic convulsion treated successfully by acupuncture. It is considered that acupuncture therapy have synergistic effect with western medicine treatment during the treatment of children with continuous convulsion. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The influential point of bone should be Dàzhuī ( GV 14) rather than Dàzhù ( BL 11)
Publication date: 30 September 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 3 Author(s): Qi-cai WANG, Zhen-yu GU Objective The influential point of bone in acupuncture should be Dàzhuī ( GV 14), but it is wrongly believed as Dàzhù ( BL 11) in the modern acupuncture literature and textbooks. This wrong academic theory has widely influenced acupuncture field domestically and abroad, and misguided acupuncture medicine theory and the treatment of acupuncture on bone diseases. This essay aims to clear up the misunderstanding and restore the academic status of “the in...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Meta-analysis on protective effect of electroacupuncture at “Nèiguān” ( PC 6) in rats with reperfusion injury induced myocardial ischemia
Conclusion Based on the current experimental evidences, electroacupuncture at PC 6 has a higher protective effect on myocardium. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine on the expression of interstitial cells of Cajal, substance P and nerve nitric oxide synthase in diabetic mice with gastroparesis antrum
Conclusion Acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine have much better therapeutic effects for diabetic gastroparesis mice, which may be due to repairing ICC damage, upregulating the expression of SP and lowering the expression of nNOS. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture combined with medicated cupping for temporomandibular disorders
Conclusion The therapeutic effect of acupuncture at distal points combined with cupping at adjacent points in treatment of TMD is superior to that of single medicated cupping therapy. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment of hearing loss with “fameng needling” in Nèijīng
Conclusion “Fameng needling” is an effective method for treatment of hearing loss, which is worth promoting and applying clinically. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Warm needling on the four knee acupoints combined with Chinese herb in the treatment of knee pain after stroke
Conclusion Additional treatment of warm needling on the four knee acupoints on the basis of Chinese herb can enhance the clinical efficacy in treatment of knee pain after stroke, contribute to the rapid recovery of knee function and improve the life quality of stroke patients. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Temperature variation during penetration moxibustion on abdomen
Conclusion During the course of penetration moxibustion, sense of warmth penetrate into abdominal cavity and waist from epidermis, and penetrate into head upwards and knee downwards; flushing, sweating and brindle are the important indices for the effect of penetration moxibustion; penetration moxibustion can be lasted for 28–32 min, and the temperature should be controlled at 43–45 °C, so as to not only reduce the impact of smoke on the indoor environment, but also make patients feel no pain. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of sliding-cup along governor vessel on tcpO2 and tapCO2 in Mìngmén ( GV 4) point of sub-healthy humans: observation on different cupping pressure
Conclusion Sliding-cup has a sustained effect on the body and can speed up the energy metabolism in the body. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of short-term acumagnetotherapy on diabetic kidney disease in patients with type II diabetes and study on the molecular mechanism
Conclusion Short-term intervention of acumagnetotherapy in patients with T2D mitigates DKD progress potentially by its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 29, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

WFAS 2015 First International Baikal Symposium on Traditional Medicine Held in Irkutsk, Russia
Publication date: 30 June 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 2 Author(s): Jing-yuan LIU, yu-yang YANG (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture and cupping combined with chiropractic massage in the treatment of 36 cervical spondylosis patients
Conclusion The curative effect of cervical spondylosis treated with acupuncture and cupping combined with chiropractic massage was definite. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapy of auricular subcutaneous penetration needling combined with row acupuncture at the meridian sinew in 103 cases of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc
Conclusion The combined treatment of auricular subcutaneous penetration needling and row acupuncture at meridian sinew has a significant efficacy for the treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Two hundred and fifty-three cases of headache treated by acupuncture
Conclusion Traditional Chinese Medicine is an efficient method in chronic headaches' treatment. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Stagnant acupuncture therapy in 50 cases of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy
Conclusion Stuck needle therapy on cervical spondylotic radiculopathy has significant curative effects. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Discovery and clinical application of Nèimádiăn point
Conclusion Acupuncture at Nèimádiăn point can be used for clinical treatment of acute and chronic pain. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Exploration on the academic thoughts of health maintenance in Jiujing Tu (, Illustration of Moxibustion), one of book relics found in Dunhuang
Publication date: 30 June 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 2 Author(s): Hai-wei LIU, Mei LU In this paper, the authors deeply studied 12 moxibustion pictures in Jiujing ( , Illustration of Moxibustion), one of Dunhuang book relics, and described the academic thoughts of health maintenance contained in the book. It was considered that the health maintenance thoughts of humanistic thought, common maintenance of body and spirit, balanced interaction, and maintenance of essence, qi and spirit contained in the book were very sophisticated to greatly constitute the academic thoughts of...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

A preliminary discussion on rules of clinical acupoint selection of acupuncture for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Conclusion Acupoints selection on acupuncture and moxibustion for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting shows a certain rules that the meridians selected are mainly stomach meridian, pericardium meridian and conception vessel and acupuncture points selected are normally ST 36, PC 6 and CV 12, proximal and distal point combination is applied more, while single point applied less. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion (WJAM) has been included in the Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD)
Publication date: 30 June 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 2 (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture on expression of ΔFosB and CREB in hippocampal heroin-relapse rats
Conclusion Acupuncture can downregulate Δ FosB and CREB expression in rats' hippocampal area and inhibit the addiction memory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Tennis Elbow Acupuncture – International Study – China, Hong Kong • SAR, Australia and Italy (TEA-IS-CHAI) has successfully completed
Publication date: 30 June 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 2 Author(s): Li LEI, Chen LI (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The influence of acupuncture on sleep disorders and anxiety
Conclusion Due to the effect of acupuncture on the patients suffering sleep disorders and anxiety, acupuncture can open promising horizons for these patients. Nowadays acupuncture has a special status on treatment of sleep disorders and anxiety. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of acupuncture at Lièquē ( LU 7) on vertebral-basilar artery hemodynamics in patients with cervical vertigo
Conclusion Acupuncture at LU 7 not only improves the blood supply of vertebral-basilar artery in CV patients, but also has a significant curative effect on improving the clinical symptoms. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic effect of electro-acupuncture in the treatment of Achilles tendonitis
Conclusion Electroacupuncture has better therapeutic effect than that low frequency impulse therapy in the treatment of Achilles tendonitis, which can eliminate or improve symptoms, as well as heighten the quality of life for patients. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Different traditional Chinese medicine treatments on Tubal obstructive infertility
Conclusion Different kinds of traditional Chinese medicine treatments all have an effect in treating tubal obstructive infertility, Chinese herbal decoction and acupncture in thoroughfare vessel and conception vessel have better effects than retention enema. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at Jing-well point combined with educational training for the treatment of children with severe mental retardation
Conclusion Acupuncture at jing-well point combined with educational training can effectively improve the intelligence level of children with severe mental retardation and its curative effect is better than that of simply education and training. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of opposing needling in the treatment of migraine with the symptom of ascendant hyperactivity of liver yang and its effect on NO level in plasma of patients
Conclusion Opposing needling is an effective method for the treatment of migraine with the symptom of hyperactivity of liver yang. Its mechanism is to regulate the generation of NO in migraine patients, and improve the relaxation and contraction of cerebral vascular smooth muscle, so as to adjust the cerebral circulation. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Notice to contributors of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
Publication date: 30 March 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 1 (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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Exceptional data in paper on “The effect of meridian massage on BM, BMI, WC and HC in simple obesity patients: a randomized controlled tria”
Publication date: 30 March 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 1 Author(s): Daina M. Thomas, Andrew Brown, Diana M. Thomas, Andrew Brown, John A Dawson, Peg Li, Steven B. Heymsfield, David B. Allison (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
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A case study: acupuncture combined with oriental medicine for lower gastro-intestinal bleeding
Conclusions Acupuncture, oriental medicine and moxibustion (AOM) may provide new options for effective management and improvement for LGIB for the patient's quality of life with less invasive modalities that could help to reduce healthcare costs, patient morbidit as well as mortality rates. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Postoperative pain of mixed hemorrhoid treated by embedding needles in Èrbái ( EX-UE 2)
Conclusions The therapy of treating postoperative pain of mixed hemorrhoid by embedding press needle in EX-UE2 is effectively satisfactory. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture at Nèiguān ( PC 6) in combination with respiratory reinforcing and reducing method for 38 cases of cardiac neurosis
Conclusions Acupuncture at PC 6 in combination with respiratory reinforcing and reducing method is effective in treatment of cardiac neurosis. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The manuscript tracking system of World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion (WJAM) has opened
Publication date: 30 March 2015 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 25, Issue 1 (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - July 31, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research