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Increasing Access to Auricular Acupuncture for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting.
CONCLUSIONS: A multimodal approach treating patients at risk for PONV is recommended. Administration of multiple antiemetics may result in unnecessary cost or unfavorable side effects when effective and less costly alternatives exist. AA is a viable treatment for PONV, considering cost and patient satisfaction. PMID: 28343649 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing)
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - March 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: Moore CB, Hickey AH Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research

Pharmacopuncture for asthma: A systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusions Evidence of pharmacopuncture efficacy for asthma is encouraging, but not conclusive, because of the low methodological qualities, substantial heterogeneity, and small sample sizes of the examined studies. Further research using large-scale, rigorous study designs should be conducted. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of acupuncture on serum leptin levels in obese patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions Our review suggests that acupuncture for obesity has beneficial effect on serum leptin levels compared to no treatment or oral anorexiant. Additional acupuncture treatment on diet therapy or exercise demonstrated greater reduction in serum leptin levels, whereas no significant difference was shown between the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Although the results are of limited value due to the moderate quality and clinical heterogeneity, acupuncture can be used as an effective and safe treatment in obese patients. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Use of magnetic neurostimulator appliance in Temporomandibular Dysfunction
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Marcelo Rossiti Florian, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Maria Da Luz Rosário De Sousa, Larissa Angélica Bachir Polloni Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is ranked the second leading cause of orofacial pain after toothache, and there is no effective standard treatment for all cases. Therefore, much research has been conducted in the therapeutic area of TMD, such as Acupuncture and Electrotherapy for this purpose. The aim of this research was to evaluate application of the neuromagnetic stimulator device, Haihua model...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 28, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Attenuated Vascular Dementia-Induced Hippocampal Long-Term Potentiation Impairments via Activation of D1/D5 Receptors [Basic Sciences]
Conclusions—Improvement in cognition and hippocampal synaptic plasticity induced by acupuncture was achieved via activation of D1/D5 receptors in 2VO rats. (Source: Stroke)
Source: Stroke - March 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Yang Ye, Hui Li, Jing-Wen Yang, Xue-Rui Wang, Guang-Xia Shi, Chao-Qun Yan, Si-Ming Ma, Wen Zhu, Qian-Qian Li, Tian-Ran Li, Ling-Yong Xiao, Cun-Zhi Liu Tags: Animal Models of Human Disease, Basic Science Research, Mechanisms, Cognitive Impairment, Vascular Disease Original Contributions Source Type: research

Effect of Acupuncture on Postoperative Ileus after Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: In this clinical trial, acupuncture promoted the passage of sitz markers, which may reflect the possibility of reducing POI after distal gastrectomy. PMID: 28337359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Gastric Cancer)
Source: Journal of Gastric Cancer - March 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Gastric Cancer Source Type: research

Practice Bulletin No. 177: Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia.
Authors: Abstract Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor. A woman who requests epidural analgesia during labor should not be ...
Source: Pain Physician - March 24, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Practice Bulletin No. 177 Summary: Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia.
Authors: Abstract Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor. A woman who requests epidural analgesia during labor should not be ...
Source: Pain Physician - March 24, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Acupuncture plus moxibustion for herpes zoster: A systematic review and meta ‐analysis of randomized controlled trials
Abstract Herpes zoster is an acute inflammatory condition which can have a significant impact on quality of life. Antiviral therapies are effective, but do not meet patients' expectations of symptomatic relief. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used for herpes zoster; this systematic review evaluated their efficacy and safety. Nine English and Chinese databases were searched from their inceptions to March 2016. Randomized controlled trials evaluating the combination of acupuncture plus moxibustion in adult herpes zoster were included. Outcomes included pain intensity and duration, quality of life and adverse events. Me...
Source: Dermatologic Therapy - March 24, 2017 Category: Dermatology Authors: Meaghan E Coyle, Haiying Liang, Kaiyi Wang, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie C. Xue Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research

Herbal remedies for urinary stones used in India and China: A review
Conclusion In ancient medicinal texts, antiurolithiatic potential has been ascribed to several plants and their formulations. Present scientific studies provide scientific evidences for few of these claims however, they are insufficient to establish many of these plants and herbal formulations as therapeutic remedies for the treatment and management of urinary stones. Conversely, findings of pre-clinical and clinical studies about some plants and herbal formulations are promising, which underlines the utility of herbal remedies as alternative medicines for the treatment and management of urinary stones in the future. Graph...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - March 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Erratum to “Traditional acupuncture and myocardial ischemia” [Int. J. Cardiol. 189 (2015) 281]
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in International Journal of Cardiology 189 (2015) 281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.11.202. The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn. (Source: International Journal of Cardiology)
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Y. Zhong, N. Wang Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

The use of Chinese herbal medicine as an adjuvant therapy to reduce incidence of chronic hepatitis in colon cancer patients: A Taiwanese population-based cohort study
Conclusions This nationwide retrospective cohort study determined that therapy using CHM as an adjuvant modality may have a significant impact on liver protection in patients with colon cancer. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - March 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic fatigue syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine: a systematic review and meta-analysis
As the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unclear and the treatment is still a big issue. There exists a wide range of literature about acupuncture and moxibustion (AM) for CFS in traditional Chines... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Taiwu Wang, Cong Xu, Keli Pan and Hongyan Xiong Source Type: research

Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity of Walnut Hull Extract via Suppression of Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Caspase Activation
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Azadeh Meshkini, Masoumeh Tahmasbi Walnut hull (wal hull) is an agricultural by-product that is widely used in traditional medicine for alleviating pain and treating skin diseases, however, recently it has gained much attention in modern pharmacology due to its antioxidant properties. The current study was aimed to determine the total phenolic, flavonoid, and tannin content of Persian wal hull extract and evaluate its biological effects on platelet function. Experimental data showed that acetone extract of wal hul...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasonography in Acupuncture —Uses in Education and Research
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupuncture ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Therapeutic effect of acupuncture point injection with placental extract in knee osteoarthritis
Conclusion Study results imply that API with placental extract is a potentially useful therapy to control pain and maintain joint functions in knee OA patients. (Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 20, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Neuroplasticity Changes on Human Motor Cortex Induced by Acupuncture Therapy: A Preliminary Study.
Abstract While neuroplasticity changes measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation have been proved to be highly correlated to motor recovery and have been tested in various forms of interventions, it has not been applied to investigate the neurophysiologic mechanism of acupuncture therapy. The aim of this study is to investigate neuroplasticity changes induced by a single session of acupuncture therapy in healthy adults, regarding the excitability change on bilateral primary motor cortex and interhemispheric inhibition. Ten subjects took a 30-minute acupuncture therapy and the same length relaxing phase in sepa...
Source: Neural Plasticity - March 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Yang Y, Eisner I, Chen S, Wang S, Zhang F, Wang L Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research

Multimodal Care in the Management of a Patient With Chronic Tendinopathy of the Biceps Femoris: A Case Report
The purpose of this case report was to describe the use of dry needling in conjunction with auricular acupuncture, core exercises, and light aerobic activity for treating chronic tendinopathy of the biceps femoris. (Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine)
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Brett R. Martin Source Type: research

Antihypertensive and Antihypertrophic Effects of Acupuncture at PC6 Acupoints in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats and the Underlying Mechanisms.
Authors: Xin JJ, Gao JH, Wang YY, Lu FY, Zhao YX, Jing XH, Yu XC Abstract The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at PC6 on the hypertension and myocardial hypertrophy in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). Thirty SHRs were randomized into model, SHR + EA, and SHR + Sham EA group with WKY rats as normal control. EA was applied once a day in 8 consecutive weeks. The blood pressure (BP), cardiac function, and hypertrophy as well as the underlying mechanisms were investigated. After EA treatment, the enhanced BP in SHR + EA group was significantly lower compared to both the per...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

[Is supplemental ear acupuncture for surgical tooth removal with local anesthesia effective? : A  pilot study].
CONCLUSION: Despite a potential bias and methodological limitations of the study design, the results of this investigation suggest that ear acupuncture influences the experience of pain and anxiety in the postoperative period after tooth removal. As a treatment method with low adverse effects ear acupuncture can contribute to postoperative pain control, especially in patients with preoperative anxiety. PMID: 28315017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Schmerz)
Source: Schmerz - March 17, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lux EA, Wahl G, Erlenwein J, Wiese C, Wirz S Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research

NICE for Some Interventions, But Not So NICE for Others: Questionable Guidance on Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis and Low-Back Pain
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - March 17, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM) and Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM): A Constitutional-Based Concept and Comparison
This study compared Traditional Indian Medicines (TIM) and Traditional Korean Medicines (TKM) basing on data obtained from peer reviewed articles, respective government institutional reports and World Health Organization (WHO) reports. Despite the fact that TIM and TKM have individual qualities that make it unique from each other including different histories of origin, they share a lot in common. Apart from Homeopathy in TIM, both systems are hinged on similar principle of body constitutional-based concept and similar disease diagnosis methods of mainly auscultation, palpation, visual inspection, and interrogation. Simila...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - March 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

NICE for Some Interventions, But Not So NICE for Others: Questionable Guidance on Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis and Low-Back Pain
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - March 16, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The feasibility of matching on a propensity score for acupuncture in a prospective cohort study of patients with chronic pain
We describe the feasibility of matching on a propensity score derived from a retrospective cohort and subsequently applied in a prospect... (Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology)
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - March 16, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Eric S. Johnson, John F. Dickerson, William M. Vollmer, Alee M. Rowley, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Richard A. Deyo and Lynn DeBar Source Type: research

The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control Group: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusion. This systematic review indicates that acupuncture could be an alternative therapy to medication for treating depression-related insomnia. PMID: 28286776 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - March 15, 2017 Category: Research Authors: Dong B, Chen Z, Yin X, Li D, Ma J, Yin P, Cao Y, Lao L, Xu S Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research

Postherpetic Neuralgia: Practical Experiences Return to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90–120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine’s viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 13, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - March 12, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

The Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation for Brain Activation and Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy: Functional MRI Study.
Authors: Yang CH, Choi SH, Kim JS, Ryu YH, Lim YJ, Kim MS, Sohn JW, Oh SS, Kim C, Lee MY Abstract We attempted to investigate whether acupuncture stimulation at HT7 can have an effect on brain activation patterns and alcohol abstinence self-efficacy. Thirty-four right-handed healthy subjects were recruited for this study. They were randomly assigned into two groups: the HT7 (Shenmen) group and the LI5 (Yangxi) group. Acupuncture stimulation was performed using a block paradigm during fMRI scanning. Additionally, the Korean version of Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy Scale (AASES) was used to determine the effect of...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 11, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Electro-acupuncture-modulated miR-214 prevents neuronal apoptosis by targeting Bax and inhibits sodium channel Nav1.3 expression in rats after spinal cord injury.
In this study, we evaluated the effect of EA treatment in an animal model of SCI using the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) score method, lesion volume by cresyl violet staining and neuronal apoptosis by TUNEL staining. Our results showed that EA therapy improved functional recovery, and reduced tissue loss and neuronal apoptosis after SCI. Meanwhile, we found that proapoptotic proteins (cleaved-caspase-3, 9 and cleaved-PARP) were downregulated and antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2 was upregulated following EA. To further explore the antiapoptotic effect of EA treatment, we verified that a large set of microRNAs (miRNAs) expr...
Source: Biomedicine and pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine and pharmacotherapie - March 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Liu J, Wu Y Tags: Biomed Pharmacother Source Type: research

The effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-associated gastrointestinal symptoms in gastric cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture, a safe technique, could significantly reduce gi symptoms induced by chemotherapy and enhance quality of life in patients with advanced gastric cancer. PMID: 28270726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Current Oncology)
Source: Current Oncology - March 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research

Reduced Need for Rescue Antiemetics and Improved Capacity to Eat in Patients Receiving Acupuncture Compared to Patients Receiving Sham Acupuncture or Standard Care during Radiotherapy.
Conclusion. Patients receiving acupuncture had lower consumption of antiemetics and better eating capacity than patients receiving standard antiemetic care, plausible by nonspecific effects of the extra care during acupuncture. PMID: 28270851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 10, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

Evidence-based (GRADE approach) Korean medicine clinical practice guidelines of manual acupuncture for the treatment of shoulder pain
Conclusion The CPG KM for shoulder pain provides a standard procedure for the treatment process to ensure that high quality medical service is provided globally to all patients of traditional KM, thereby supporting international traditional medicine research methodology. If additional clinical research is conducted in the future, this CPG can be updated to reflect the most up-to-date evidence. (Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Behavioral Treatments for Post-Traumatic Headache
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPost-traumatic headache (PTH) is a common headache type after traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are no FDA approved medications for PTH, and it is unknown how medications can affect the brain ’s ability to recover from TBI. Thus, we sought to examine the biopsychosocial factors that influence PTH and the non-pharmacologic treatments studied for headache treatment. We also sought to determine if there is literature examining whether the non-pharmacologic treatments influence the biopsyc hosocial factors. The non-pharmacologic treatments assessed included cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biofe...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - March 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Acupuncture Attenuates Renal Sympathetic Activity and Blood Pressure via Beta-Adrenergic Receptors in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats.
In this study, we aim to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of acupuncture at Taichong (LR3) on renal sympathetic activity in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Unanesthetized rats were subject to daily acupuncture for 2 weeks. Mean blood pressure (MBP) and heart rate variability (HRV) were monitored at days 0, 7, and 14 by radiotelemetry. After euthanasia on the 14th day, blood and the kidneys were collected and subject to the following analyses. Epinephrine and norepinephrine were detected by ELISA. The expression of β-ARs was studied by western blotting and PCR. The renin content was analyzed by radioimmunoa...
Source: Neural Plasticity - March 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Yang JW, Ye Y, Wang XR, Li F, Xiao LY, Shi GX, Liu CZ Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research

Case report: fainting during acupuncture stimulation at acupuncture point LI4
Fainting is one of the major adverse events that can occur as a result of acupuncture treatment. However, the observation of changes in biological parameters is rarely available when fainting occurs. In this c... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: O sang Kwon, Kwang-Ho Choi, Junbeom Kim, Seong Jin Cho, Suk-Yun Kang, Ji-Young Moon and Yeon Hee Ryu Source Type: research

How do medical students engaging in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from unselected students? A survey
We aimed to investigate whether students at German medical schools participating in elective courses on acupuncture and homeopathy differ from an unselected group of students regarding attitudes and personalit... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Alexandra Jocham, Levente Kriston, Pascal O. Berberat, Antonius Schneider and Klaus Linde Source Type: research

Acupuncture treatment for insulin sensitivity of women with polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Our prospective pilot study of acupuncture affecting insulin sensitivity on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) combined with insulin resistance (IR) showed that acupuncture had a significant effect on improving ... (Source: Trials)
Source: Trials - March 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Juan Li, Ernest Hung Yu Ng, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Zhenxing Hu, Xiaoguang Shao, Haiyan Wang, Meifang Li, Maohua Lai, Changcai Xie, Nianjun Su, Chuyi Yu, Jia Liu, Taixiang Wu and Hongxia Ma Source Type: research

Ultrasound in locating and characterising acupuncture points – a case example on the second posterior sacral foramen
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed the acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps to our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used the ultrasound machine to visualise the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point, and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupun...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors associated with the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine: results of a nationally representative survey of 17  161 Australian women.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with chronic conditions (including arthritis, low iron, CFS and endometriosis) were associated with higher odds of CM/acupuncture use. There is a need for further research to examine the potential benefits of CM/acupuncture for these chronic illnesses. PMID: 28279972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yang L, Adams J, Sibbritt D Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Multidimensional Aspects of de qi Sensations in MASS and ASQ Assessment: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions. De qi sensations in acupuncture treatment have multidimensional aspects. Intensity of stimulation, ASQ, and MASS index assess somewhat restricted aspects of de qi. Those questionnaires have exclusive differences of sets in spite of their strong intersections. Use of multiple questionnaires may enable a more comprehensive understanding of de qi properties and the elicitation of relevant construction in de qi features of acupuncture. PMID: 28265292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

The efficacy of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms (ACOM study): protocol for a randomised study.
CONCLUSIONS: In the ACOM study, we explore the potential benefits of acupuncture on moderate-to-severe meno-pausal symptoms. The cross-over design offers the possi-bility of examining the legacy effect of acupuncture. FUNDING: The Idella Foundation, the University of Copenhagen and the Research Foundation of General Practice. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinicaltrials NCT02746497. PMID: 28260598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Danish Medical Journal)
Source: Danish Medical Journal - March 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment on primary insomnia: a randomized controlled trial
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture treatment for primary insomnia. (Source: Sleep Medicine)
Source: Sleep Medicine - March 7, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Xua Yin, Minghui Gou, Jian Xu, Bo Dong, Ping Yin, Fernand Masquelin, Junyi Wu, Lixing Lao, Shifen Xu Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cutaneous neurogenic inflammation in the sensitized acupoints induced by gastric mucosal injury in rats
In acupuncture practice, the most important step is to confirm the location of a sensitized acupoint which reflects a diagnosis and can be stimulated with a specialized needle to treat the disease. Abnormal sy... (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - March 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wei He, Xiao-Yu Wang, Hong Shi, Wan-Zhu Bai, Bin Cheng, Yang-Shuai Su, Xiao-Chun Yu, Xiang-Hong Jing and Bing Zhu Source Type: research

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache (2016)
Conclusions The available results suggest that acupuncture is effective for treating frequent episodic or chronic tension-type headaches, but further trials - particularly comparing acupuncture with other treatment options – are needed. (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Anti-platelet aggregation activity of walnut hull extract via suppression of ROS generation and caspase activation
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Azadeh Meshkini, Masoumeh Tahmasbi Walnut hull (wal hull) is an agricultural by-product which is widely used in the traditional medicine for alleviating pain and treating skin diseases, however it recently has gained much attention in modern pharmacology due to its antioxidant properties. The current study was aimed to determine the total phenolic, flavonoid and tannin content of Persian wal hull extract and evaluate its biological effects on platelet function. Experimental data showed that acetone extract of wal ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Acupuncture Points and Their Relationship with Multireceptive Fields of Neurons
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Salvador Quiroz-González, Sergio Torres-Castillo, Rosa Estela López-Gómez, Ismael Jiménez Estrada In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture points (APs) have been emphasized as key elements that generate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. At the spinal cord or supraspinal level, sensory neurons located in the dorsal horn receive an extensive supply of sensory information from skin and muscle receptors through peripheral afferent nerves. The stimulated skin area that influences the activity of a spi...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Phytochemical Analysis and Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Kelussia odoratissima Mozaff.
Conclusions The present results suggest a direct cytotoxic activity of K. odoratissima leaf extract against human cancer cell lines. This activity of K. odoratissima may find application in combination with traditional herbal medicines to develop a new anticancer pharmacopuncture therapy. (Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies)
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Cupping: The common wealth of world traditional medicine
Publication date: September 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 3 Author(s): Bo CHEN, Yi GUO, Ze-lin CHEN, Xiu-kui SHANG Based on the systematical arrangement from two aspects of the development history in the world and the latest global research progress of cupping therapy, it is found that cupping therapy is not only a part of traditional Chinese medicine, but also the important constituent part of traditional medicine in various countries in the world. Cupping therapy had been recorded as early as in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient India and other regions, and has been widely...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of different acupoint combinations on immediate effect of surface electromyography of patients with cervical spondylosis
Conclusion Acupuncture treatment in different acupoint combinations can increase IEMG and RMS and reduce mean value of electromyography amplitude and variation rate of electromyography amplitude, enhance cervical vertebral stability and active contractility of muscle fiber, and improve the fatigue resistance of neck flexion; while, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on cervical spondylosis has nothing to do with the distance or the number of selected acupoint. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - March 6, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research