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  1. Do acupuncture points exist?

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    Yan Xiaohui; Zhang Xinyi [Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory), and Synchrotron Radiation Research Center of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Liu Chenglin [Physics Department of Yancheng Teachers' College, Yancheng 224002 (China); Dang, Ruishan [Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Huang Yuying; He Wei [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Ding Guanghong [Shanghai Research Center of Acupuncture and Meridian, Pudong, Shanghai 201203 (China)

    2009-05-07

    We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with the long axis along the meridian. (note)

  2. Imaging study on acupuncture points

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    Yan, X. H.; Zhang, X. Y.; Liu, C. L.; Dang, R. S.; Ando, M.; Sugiyama, H.; Chen, H. S.; Ding, G. H.

    2009-09-01

    The topographic structures of acupuncture points were investigated by using the synchrotron radiation based Dark Field Image (DFI) method. Four following acupuncture points were studied: Sanyinjiao, Neiguan, Zusanli and Tianshu. We have found that at acupuncture point regions there exists the accumulation of micro-vessels. The images taken in the surrounding tissue out of the acupuncture points do not show such kind of structure. It is the first time to reveal directly the specific structure of acupuncture points by X-ray imaging.

  3. WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations

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    Sabina Lim

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available ‘WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region (WHO Standard was released in 2008. Initially, there were 92/361 controversial acupuncture points (acupoints. Through seven informal consultations and four task force team meetings, 86 points were agreed upon among the 92 controversial acupoints, leaving 6 remaining controversial acupoints, demanding active research in the future. This will enhance the reproducibility and validity of acupuncture studies. It will also lead to a better understanding of acupuncture mechanisms in order to optimize its clinical efficacy for a range of diseases and syndromes. This book has two parts: General Guidelines for Acupuncture Point Locations and WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations. First of all, familiarity with the General Guidelines for Acupuncture Point Locations in this book can help the reader to understand and use the contents of this book in depth. I would like to thank all of the participating experts and scholars for this great work, who have overcome the limits of previous acupuncture references. I also appreciate the dedicated effort and harmonious leadership of Dr Choi Seung-hoon, former Regional Adviser in Traditional Medicine of Western Pacific Office, WHO.

  4. NOTE: Do acupuncture points exist?

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    Yan, Xiaohui; Zhang, Xinyi; Liu, Chenglin; Dang, Ruishan; Huang, Yuying; He, Wei; Ding, Guanghong

    2009-05-01

    We used synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg. Three of the four acupuncture points showed significantly elevated concentrations of elements Ca, Fe, Cu and Zn in relation to levels in the surrounding tissue, with similar elevation ratios for Cu and Fe. The mapped distribution of these elements implies that each acupuncture point seems to be elliptical with the long axis along the meridian.

  5. Monitoring changes of optical attenuation coefficients of acupuncture points during laser acupuncture by optical coherence tomography

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    Huang, Yimei; Yang, Hongqin; Wang, Yuhua; Zheng, Liqin; Xie, Shusen

    2010-11-01

    The physical properties of acupuncture point were important to discover the mechanism of acupuncture meridian. In this paper, we used an optical coherence tomography to monitor in vivo the changes of optical attenuation coefficients of Hegu acupuncture point and non-acupuncture point during laser irradiation on Yangxi acupuncture point. The optical attenuation coefficients of Hegu acupuncture point and non-acupuncture point were obtained by fitting the raw data according to the Beer-Lambert's law. The experimental results showed that the optical attenuation coefficient of Hegu acupuncture point decreased during the laser acupuncture, in contrast to a barely changed result in that of non-acupuncture point. The significant change of optical attenuation coefficient of Hegu acupuncture point indicated that there was a correlation between Hegu and Yangxi acupuncture points to some extent.

  6. Impedance analysis of acupuncture points and pathways

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    Teplan, Michal; Kukučka, Marek; Ondrejkovičová, Alena

    2011-12-01

    Investigation of impedance characteristics of acupuncture points from acoustic to radio frequency range is addressed. Discernment and localization of acupuncture points in initial single subject study was unsuccessfully attempted by impedance map technique. Vector impedance analyses determined possible resonant zones in MHz region.

  7. Acupuncture

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    Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This ... functions of the body. Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. ...

  8. Canceling Interference in Acupuncture Points Signal

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    Yanexy San Martín Reyes

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The present paper propose the cancellation of interference or artifacts by the method of Allen in signals captured in different acupuncture points (Small Intestine Meridian, points ID1-ID2 and ID1-ID19. It is considered that the biosignal under study should be able to be characterized after its acquisition by subtracting the different interference variables that may coexist in the measurement zone, as it is in the case of ECG or any other artifact. The biosignal obtained as a result of the cancellation will be the acupuncture signal or from its imperfection another wave can be obtained as from a bioelectrical point of view such imperfection can be characterized and at the same time can bb useful to establish a long-term correspondence between the behavior of the signals on various acupuncture points and different diseases.

  9. SIX KEY POINTS FOR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

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    付玮

    2004-01-01

    In the present paper, the author puts forward six key points for acupuncture treatment of diseases, namely, ① careful examination, ② definite diagnosis, ③ precise and appropriate identification of syndromes, ④ accurate location of the acupoint, ⑤ flexible application of needling manipulations, and ⑥Deqi". The first three aspects are the foundation, accurate location and flexible needling manipulations are also the prerequisite for effective treatment of diseases. In addition, sound theoretical basic knowledge of both traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and modern medicine, and flexibly applying suitable needling maneuvers, stimulating quantity and duration of needle retaining in accordance with the concrete state of disease and the patient's conditions are also very important in clinical practice of acupuncture.

  10. Research on relation between cortical functional section and acupuncture point

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    Chen, Shuwang; Li, Chunhua; Liang, Guozhuang; Wang, Shuhai

    2008-02-01

    The application of the infrared imaging using in the brain cognition and the acupuncture is introduced. Acupuncturing a certain point of the healthy experimental cats, observing the responds of the cerebral cortical temperature by using of infrared imaging, and researching the corresponding relation between the acupuncture points with the active sections of the cerebral cortex, so the effect of the acupuncture is obtained. The theory of the refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick is approved. The method of the "refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick" can promote the metabolize renovation, improve the living function and increase the healing rate. However, the relations between the points and the cortical functional sections have not the last word still. After removing the skulls on the head, full of the cerebral cortex of a cat are exposed. Observing the infrared imaging and measuring the temperatures of the visual cerebral cortex during the process of acupuncturing the points to judge the activation position. During the process of acupuncture, the trend of the rising temperature on cerebral cortex is primary in terms of the phenomena in the infrared pictures. The cortical hemogram variety is measured in terms of the infrared pictures and the temperature values, so the characteristic curve of the temperature for a corresponding position on the cerebral cortex and the acupuncture point can be obtained. When the acupuncture point is changed, the position where temperature varied on cerebral cortex is different correspondingly. The variety in the cortical functional sections is corresponding to the result of the acupuncture point in terms of the imaging and the temperatures. The experimental results accord with the theoretic model, so they validate the correctness of the "refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick". According to the experimental results, we know that the variety of a cortical functional section is corresponding to a special acupuncture

  11. Synchrotron radiation phase-contrast X-ray CT imaging of acupuncture points

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    Zhang, Dongming; Yan, Xiaohui; Zhang, Xinyi [Fudan University, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics and Department of Physics, Shanghai (China); Liu, Chenglin [Physics Department of Yancheng Teachers' College, Yancheng (China); Dang, Ruishan [The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai (China); Xiao, Tiqiao [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Shanghai (China); Zhu, Peiping [Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing (China)

    2011-08-15

    Three-dimensional (3D) topographic structures of acupuncture points were investigated by using synchrotron radiation in-line X-ray phase contrast computerized tomography. Two acupuncture points, named Zhongji (RN3) and Zusanli (ST36), were studied. We found an accumulation of microvessels at each acupuncture point region. Images of the tissues surrounding the acupuncture points do not show such kinds of structure. This is the first time that 3D images have revealed the specific structures of acupuncture points. (orig.)

  12. Prickly business. The finer points of acupuncture.

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    Chavez, C

    1995-01-01

    Acupuncture, which is gaining credibility among the Western medical establishment, is just one element of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) being used to treat fatigue, nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, menstrual problems, and HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Acupuncture is often used in combination with exercise massage, meditation, and herbal therapy. Special combinations of Chinese herbs are used to treat HIV-conditions, promote digestion, increase energy, and fight fungal infections. "Enhance", "Resist", and "Combination A", are three such formulas. Another benefit of acupuncture and Chinese herbs is their ability to decrease side effects associated with Western medicine. The growing medical interest in acupuncture is evidenced in the progress of CPCRA 022, a phase II/III trial to study acupuncture alone or in combination with amitriptyline, an anti-depressant, as a treatment for peripheral neuropathy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded the Bastyr University in Seattle, with funds to study alternative therapies. Regardless of outcomes, these studies may encourage other organizations to pursue acupuncture trials.

  13. Treatment of 60 Cases of Paranasal Sinusitis with Point-through-point Acupuncture Method

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    汪永胜; 洪珏

    2010-01-01

    @@ Paranasal sinusitis,named "Bi Yuan" in traditional Chinese medicine,is a clinically common disease,usually not responding well to acupuncture-moxibustion therapy.The author has adopted a point-through-point acupuncture method for treating 60 cases of paranasal sinusitis,and now report as follows.

  14. Acupuncture points for treating Parkinson's disease based on animal studies.

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    Kwon, Sunoh; Seo, Byung-Kwan; Kim, Seungtae

    2016-10-01

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a well-known neurodegenerative disease caused by dopaminergic cell death in the nigrostriatal pathway. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture can be a potential therapy for the treatment of PD, but it is not clear which acupuncture points (acupoints) play major roles in reliving symptoms of PD. Yanglingquan (GB 34), Zusanli (ST 36), Fengfu (GV 16), Taichong (LR 3), Baihui (GV 20) and Dazhui (GV 14) acupoints have frequently been to investigate the effectiveness and action mechanism of acupuncture for treating PD, but it is not clear why they were selected. This review summarizes the current understanding of the acupoints for PD treatment based on Oriental medicine theories and on the accumulated findings from previous animal studies. The results of this study will be useful to development of a strategy for future research in this field.

  15. Differential cerebral response to somatosensory stimulation of an acupuncture point versus two non-acupuncture points measured with EEG and fMRI

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    Till eNierhaus

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture can be regarded as a complex somatosensory stimulation. Here, we evaluate whether the point locations chosen for a somatosensory stimulation with acupuncture needles differently change the brain activity in healthy volunteers. We used EEG, event-related fMRI, and resting-state functional connectivity fMRI to assess neural responses to standardized needle stimulation of the acupuncture point ST36 (lower leg and two control point locations (CP1 same dermatome, CP2 different dermatome. Cerebral responses were expected to differ for stimulation in two different dermatomes (CP2 different from ST36 & CP1, or stimulation at the acupuncture point versus the control points. For EEG, mu rhythm power increased for ST36 compared to CP1 or CP2, but not when comparing the two control points. The fMRI analysis found more pronounced insula and S2 (secondary somatosensory cortex activation, as well as precuneus deactivation during ST36 stimulation. The S2 seed-based functional connectivity analysis revealed increased connectivity to right precuneus for both comparisons, ST36 vs. CP1 and ST36 vs. CP2, however in different regions. Our results suggest that stimulation at acupuncture points may modulate somatosensory and saliency processing regions more readily than stimulation at non-acupuncture point locations. Also, our findings suggest potential modulation of pain perception due to acupuncture stimulation.

  16. Acupuncture

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    1993-01-01

    930431 Metrological analysis for efficacy ofacupuncture on angina pectoris.ZHOU Xiaoqing(周小青),et al.Hunan TCM Coll,Changsha,410007.Chin J lntegr Tradit &.West Med 1993;13(4):212—214.Acupuncture(Acupoints:Neiguan P6,Shen-men H7,Shaohai H3 or auriculo—points:Heart,Shenmen)was administrated once or 7 times in aweek on 40 patients with stable type of anginapectoris.The effect was assessed quantitativelyor semi—quantitatively according to the extent,area,frequency,duration of attack,the time of at-tack during exercise,and the vanishing of suffer-

  17. Acupuncture

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    2008-01-01

    2008228 Observation on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture at pain points on cancer pain.CHEN Zhongjie(陈仲杰),et al.Instit Acupunct & Moxibust,Chin Med Sci Acad,Beijing 100700.Chin J Acupunct Moxibust 2008;28(4):251-253.Objective To search for a safe and effective method for alleviating cancer pain.Methods Sixty-six cases of advanced cancer with pain were firstdivided into3 different degrees of pain,mild,moderate and severe,and

  18. Eight-Points-Acupuncture and Ancient Chinese Contraindications in Acupuncture:Two Methods of Improving Acupuncture Treatment Based upon Ancient Chinese Sources,and Clinical Experiences

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    SLOPEK, Axel; 冯海涛

    2006-01-01

    According to ancient and present Chinese sources the Eight Confluent Points are essentials of acupuncture and can treat all kinds of diseases. They exert a fundamental influence on the Twelve Regular Meridians and their mobilization can be seen as a necessity for a successful acupuncture treatment. For this they should play a major role in acupuncture. In European acupuncture teachings there is also the opinion that by too much needling of the Eight Confluent Points the qi of the organism might get exhausted which will deteriorate the patient's symptoms and eventually will create new symptoms. Here it will be shown that deterioration as well as the creation of new symptoms due to acupuncture is caused by not observing the contraindications in acupuncture as set up in ancient China provided that syndrome differentiation,point selection and stimulation have been correct. In opposition to this,all of the Eight Extraordinary Channels are to be activated at first and then the Twelve Regular Meridians are to be mobilized in order to achieve therapeutic effects.

  19. Algorithm of the automated choice of points of the acupuncture for EHF-therapy

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    Lyapina, E. P.; Chesnokov, I. A.; Anisimov, Ya. E.; Bushuev, N. A.; Murashov, E. P.; Eliseev, Yu. Yu.; Syuzanna, H.

    2007-05-01

    Offered algorithm of the automated choice of points of the acupuncture for EHF-therapy. The recipe formed by algorithm of an automated choice of points for acupunctural actions has a recommendational character. Clinical investigations showed that application of the developed algorithm in EHF-therapy allows to normalize energetic state of the meridians and to effectively solve many problems of an organism functioning.

  20. Laser therapy on points of acupuncture: Are there benefits in dentistry?

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    de Oliveira, Renata Ferreira; da Silva, Camila Vieira; Cersosimo, Maria Cecília Pereira; Borsatto, Maria Cristina; de Freitas, Patrícia Moreira

    2015-10-01

    Studies have shown the use of laser therapy at points of acupuncture as an alternative to metal needles. The scientific literature in the area of laser acupuncture is rather large; however, the actual mechanisms and effects have not yet been proven in detail. Therefore, the current manuscript reviews the existing literature regarding the effects of laser acupuncture in Dentistry, seeking treatment modalities in which this technique is used and which are able to generate positive clinical results. Thus, the literature survey was conducted in electronic databases--Medline/Pubmed, VHL and Science Direct--using the uniterms "alternative medicine", "low-power laser and acupuncture", "laser acupuncture and dentistry" and "laser therapy and acupuncture". Retrospective and prospective clinical studies were considered. According to the findings of the literature, laser therapy at points of acupuncture was effective for the treatment of various orofacial problems encountered in dentistry, but there are still many differences among the parameters used for irradiation and there is a lack of important information reported by the studies, such as the wavelength, dose, power density, irradiation time and frequency, points of acupuncture selected for irradiation and therapy outcomes. Although these results indicate the potential benefit of the use of laser therapy at points of acupuncture on Dentistry, further double-blinded, controlled clinical trials should be carried out in order to standardize protocols for clinical application.

  1. Subcutaneous injection of sup 99m Tc pertechnetate at acupuncture points K-3 and B-60

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    Wu Chung-Chieng; Jong Shiang-Bin; Lin Chun-Ching; Chen Min-Fen; Chen Jong-Rern (Kaohsiung Medical Coll., Taiwan (China)); Chung Chieng

    1990-06-01

    The acupuncture points are known to be morphologically related to the nerves and vessels. Yet the physiological role of blood vessels in the formation of acupuncture points remains unknown. With subcutaneous injection of {sup 99m}Tc pertechnetate at the acupuncture points K-3 and B-60 and with intra-acupuncture point injection of {sup 99m}Tc pertechnetate at K-3 and B-60, a lower-limb venography like what was obtained by intravenous injection of {sup 99m}Tc macroaggregated albumin was demonstrated in the present study. It seems that some acupuncture points do play a role in drainage of tissue fluid from soft tissue into the veins. (author).

  2. Treatment of Infantile Morbid Night Crying by Acupuncture at Zhongchong Point in 100 Cases

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    赵坚新

    2002-01-01

    @@ Morbid night crying is often found in infants. Applying acupuncture at Zhongchong (PC 9) point, the author treated 100 infants with morbid night crying and achieved satisfactory therapeutic effects. The results are reported as follows.

  3. Measurements of Location-Dependent Nitric Oxide Levels on Skin Surface in relation to Acupuncture Point

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    Yejin Ha

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Location-dependent skin surface’s partial nitric oxide pressure (pNO is studied using highly sensitive amperometric NO microsensor with a small sensing area (diameter  = 76 μm. The pNO level of LI4 (Hegu acupuncture point is measured and compared with the pNO level of nonacupuncture point. In addition, the mapping of pNO is carried out over the left wrist skin area one- as well as two-dimensionally. Statistically higher pNO levels near the position of acupuncture points than non-acupuncture points are observed consistently, implying tight relationship between the level of NO release of skin and acupuncture points. The amperometric planar NO microsensor successfully monitors the heterogeneity of skin pNO distribution in high spatial resolution due to its advantageous features such as high sensitivity and small sensing dimension. The current study suggests the direct connection between NO and acupuncture points and possibly provides beneficial information to understand physiological roles and basis of the acupuncture points.

  4. Measurements of Location-Dependent Nitric Oxide Levels on Skin Surface in relation to Acupuncture Point.

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    Ha, Yejin; Kim, Misun; Nah, Jiseon; Suh, Minah; Lee, Youngmi

    2012-01-01

    Location-dependent skin surface's partial nitric oxide pressure (pNO) is studied using highly sensitive amperometric NO microsensor with a small sensing area (diameter  = 76 μm). The pNO level of LI4 (Hegu) acupuncture point is measured and compared with the pNO level of nonacupuncture point. In addition, the mapping of pNO is carried out over the left wrist skin area one- as well as two-dimensionally. Statistically higher pNO levels near the position of acupuncture points than non-acupuncture points are observed consistently, implying tight relationship between the level of NO release of skin and acupuncture points. The amperometric planar NO microsensor successfully monitors the heterogeneity of skin pNO distribution in high spatial resolution due to its advantageous features such as high sensitivity and small sensing dimension. The current study suggests the direct connection between NO and acupuncture points and possibly provides beneficial information to understand physiological roles and basis of the acupuncture points.

  5. Acupuncture

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    2011-01-01

    2011272 Post-stroke speech disorder treated with acupuncture and psychological intervention combined with rehabilitation training:a randomized controlled trial. WANG Ling(王凌),et al.Health Care Dept,Shaanxi TCM Hosp,Xi’an 710003.Abstract:Objective To assess the clinical efficacy on post-stroke speech disorder treated with acupuncture and psychological intervention combined with rehabilitation training.Methods The multi-central randomized controlled study was adopted.One hundred and twenty cases of brain

  6. Efficacy and safety evaluation of acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking therapy in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome

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    李宁

    2014-01-01

    Objective To compare the efficacy between acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking therapy and clomiphene oral administration in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS).Methods One hundred cases of PCOS were randomized into two groups,50cases in each one.Acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking group(group A):acupuncture was applied at Guanyuan(CV 4),Zhongji(CV 3)and Zigong(EXCA 1),once daily;auricular point sticking was applied at Spleen

  7. Acupuncture at local and distant points for tinnitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Shi Guang-Xia

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tinnitus is the perception of a sound in the absence of an objective physical source. Up to now, there is no generally accepted view how these phantom sounds come about, and also no efficient treatment. Patients are turning to complementary or alternative medical therapies, such as acupuncture. Based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, acupoints located on both the adjacent and distal area of the disease can be needled to treat disease. Furthermore, the way of combining acupoints is for strengthening the curative effect. We aim to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture at local points in combination with distal points in subjective tinnitus patients. Method This trial is a randomized, single-blind, controlled study. A total of 112 participants will be randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups receiving acupuncture treatment for 4 weeks. The primary outcome measure is subjective tinnitus loudness and annoyance perception, which is graded using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS. The assessment is at baseline (before treatment initiation, 4 weeks after the first acupuncture session, and 8 weeks after the first acupuncture session. Discussion Completion of this trial will help to identify whether acupuncture at local acupoints in combination with distal acupoints may be more effective than needling points separately. Trial registration International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial Number Register: ISRCTN29230777

  8. Evaluating Acupuncture Point and Nonacupuncture Point Stimulation with EEG: A High-Frequency Power Spectrum Analysis.

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    Choi, Kwang-Ho; Kwon, O Sang; Cho, Seong Jin; Lee, Sanghun; Kang, Suk-Yun; Ahn, Seong Hun; Ryu, Yeonhee

    2016-01-01

    To identify physical and sensory responses to acupuncture point stimulation (APS), nonacupuncture point stimulation (NAPS) and no stimulation (NS), changes in the high-frequency power spectrum before and after stimulation were evaluated with electroencephalography (EEG). A total of 37 healthy subjects received APS at the LI4 point, NAPS, or NS with their eyes closed. Background brain waves were measured before, during, and after stimulation using 8 channels. Changes in the power spectra of gamma waves and high beta waves before, during, and after stimulation were comparatively analyzed. After NAPS, absolute high beta power (AHBP), relative high beta power (RHBP), absolute gamma power (AGP), and relative gamma power (RGP) tended to increase in all channels. But no consistent notable changes were found for APS and NS. NAPS is believed to cause temporary reactions to stress, tension, and sensory responses of the human body, while APS responds stably compared to stimulation of other parts of the body.

  9. Evaluating Acupuncture Point and Nonacupuncture Point Stimulation with EEG: A High-Frequency Power Spectrum Analysis

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    Kwang-Ho Choi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available To identify physical and sensory responses to acupuncture point stimulation (APS, nonacupuncture point stimulation (NAPS and no stimulation (NS, changes in the high-frequency power spectrum before and after stimulation were evaluated with electroencephalography (EEG. A total of 37 healthy subjects received APS at the LI4 point, NAPS, or NS with their eyes closed. Background brain waves were measured before, during, and after stimulation using 8 channels. Changes in the power spectra of gamma waves and high beta waves before, during, and after stimulation were comparatively analyzed. After NAPS, absolute high beta power (AHBP, relative high beta power (RHBP, absolute gamma power (AGP, and relative gamma power (RGP tended to increase in all channels. But no consistent notable changes were found for APS and NS. NAPS is believed to cause temporary reactions to stress, tension, and sensory responses of the human body, while APS responds stably compared to stimulation of other parts of the body.

  10. Evaluating Acupuncture Point and Nonacupuncture Point Stimulation with EEG: A High-Frequency Power Spectrum Analysis

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    Choi, Kwang-Ho; Cho, Seong Jin; Kang, Suk-Yun; Ahn, Seong Hun

    2016-01-01

    To identify physical and sensory responses to acupuncture point stimulation (APS), nonacupuncture point stimulation (NAPS) and no stimulation (NS), changes in the high-frequency power spectrum before and after stimulation were evaluated with electroencephalography (EEG). A total of 37 healthy subjects received APS at the LI4 point, NAPS, or NS with their eyes closed. Background brain waves were measured before, during, and after stimulation using 8 channels. Changes in the power spectra of gamma waves and high beta waves before, during, and after stimulation were comparatively analyzed. After NAPS, absolute high beta power (AHBP), relative high beta power (RHBP), absolute gamma power (AGP), and relative gamma power (RGP) tended to increase in all channels. But no consistent notable changes were found for APS and NS. NAPS is believed to cause temporary reactions to stress, tension, and sensory responses of the human body, while APS responds stably compared to stimulation of other parts of the body.

  11. [Progress of research on acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome].

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    Ma, Yao; Bu, He; Jia, Ji-rong; Zhang, Xue

    2012-06-01

    To review the literature of acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome from the main selected points (trigger point), the mechanism of Chinese medicine and modern research and its clinical application. The results show that acupuncture at trigger point has significant effect on the myofascial pain syndrome, which could be influenced by the type of needle, manipulation, insertion angle and depth of the needles. However, the involved studies at present are still far from enough and lack of systematic study with multivariate analysis, it is needed to be improved that some problems about the clinical diagnosis and basic research.

  12. OBSERVATION ON THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF LOCAL SELECTION OF POINTS COMBINED WITH ABDOMINAL ACUPUNCTURE FOR FACIAL SPASM

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    ZHANG Xiao-yang

    2006-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of local selection of points combined with abdominal acupuncture in the treatment of facial spasm. Methods Eighty cases of facial spasm were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, 40 cases in each group, treated respectively by abdominal acupuncture combined with local selected points and local points simply. After 30 sessions of treatment, the therapeutic effect was evaluated. Results In the treatrnent group, the total effective rate reached 92.5%,the curative rate 75.0%; while in the control group, the total effective rate was 80.0%, the curative rate 55.0% with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.05). Conclusion The therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture combined with local points is superior to that of simple local selection of points in the treatment of facial spasm.

  13. Effects of tender point acupuncture on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS – a pragmatic trial

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    Kitakoji Hiroshi

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acupuncture is used to reduce inflammation and decrease pain in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS. This study investigates the efficacy of acupuncture on the symptoms of DOMS. Methods Thirty subjects were assigned randomly to there groups, namely the control, non-tender point and tender point groups. Measurement of pain with full elbow flexion was used as indices of efficacy. Measurements were taken before and after exercise, immediately after treatment and seven days after treatment. Results Significant differences in visual analog scores for pain were found between the control group and tender point group immediately after treatment and three days after exercise (P Conclusion The results show that tender point acupuncture relieves muscle pain of DOMS.

  14. Effects of tender point acupuncture on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) – a pragmatic trial

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    Itoh, Kazunori; Ochi, Hideki; Kitakoji, Hiroshi

    2008-01-01

    Background Acupuncture is used to reduce inflammation and decrease pain in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). This study investigates the efficacy of acupuncture on the symptoms of DOMS. Methods Thirty subjects were assigned randomly to there groups, namely the control, non-tender point and tender point groups. Measurement of pain with full elbow flexion was used as indices of efficacy. Measurements were taken before and after exercise, immediately after treatment and seven days after treatment. Results Significant differences in visual analog scores for pain were found between the control group and tender point group immediately after treatment and three days after exercise (P < 0.05, Dunnetts multiple test). Conclusion The results show that tender point acupuncture relieves muscle pain of DOMS. PMID:19032777

  15. Acupuncture

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    2010-01-01

    2010265 Clinical randomized controlled study on acupuncture for treatment of peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapeutic drugs.XU Weiru(许炜茹),et al. Beijing TCM Univ,Beijing 100029.Chin Acupunct & Moxibust 2010;30(6):457-460. Objective To seek the effective treatment for peripheral neuropathy induced by chemotherapeutic drugs.Methods Sixty-four

  16. Clinical Observation on Simple Obesity Treated by Acupuncture plus Ear Point-Sticking Method

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    CAO Xue-mei; PI Min; YU Lei; TAO Jia-ping; YU Hai-bo; HUANG Guo-qi

    2007-01-01

    Objective: In order to observe the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus ear point-sticking for simple obesity. Methods: Fifty-two cases of the patients with simple obesity were treated by acupuncture and ear point-sticking method for one course. Results:After the treatments, the results showed remarkable effect in 22 cases, effect in 25 cases and failure in 5 cases, and the total effective rate was 90.4%. There was no obvious change in various indexes of the body in the male and female patients before and after the treatment.Conclusion: Acupuncture plus ear point-sticking for simple obesity is stable in the therapeutic effect, simple and safe in application, without side effects, and cheap in cost and needs to be greatly popularized.

  17. Positioning Standardized Acupuncture Points on the Whole Body Based on X-Ray Computed Tomography Images.

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    Kim, Jungdae; Kang, Dae-In

    2014-02-01

    Objective: The goal of this research was to position all the standardized 361 acupuncture points on the entire human body based on a 3-dimensional (3D) virtual body. Materials and Methods: Digital data from a healthy Korean male with a normal body shape were obtained in the form of cross-sectional images generated by X-ray computed tomography (CT), and the 3D models for the bones and the skin's surface were created through the image-processing steps. Results: The reference points or the landmarks were positioned based on the standard descriptions of the acupoints, and the formulae for the proportionalities between the acupoints and the reference points were presented. About 37% of the 361 standardized acupoints were automatically linked with the reference points, the reference points accounted for 11% of the 361 acupoints, and the remaining acupoints (52%) were positioned point-by-point by using the OpenGL 3D graphics libraries. Based on the projective 2D descriptions of the standard acupuncture points, the volumetric 3D acupoint model was developed; it was extracted from the X-ray CT images. Conclusions: This modality for positioning acupoints may modernize acupuncture research and enable acupuncture treatments to be more personalized.

  18. Skin Impedance at Acupuncture Point Dingchuan in Subjects with and without Asthma

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    Ngai Shirley Pui-ching; Jones Alice Yee-men

    2009-01-01

    Objective: Asthma can be a disabling disease and despite advances in pharmacology, the prevalence of this condition globally remains high and accounts for a significant proportion of public health care costs. While pharmacology is the mainstay of asthma managemen4 drug side effects have promoted alternative therapeutic interventions, such as acupuncture. Acupuncture points have a lower skin impedance compared to non-acupuncture points. Health impairment is associated with changes in skin impedance at system-specific acupuncture points. Detection of skin impedance changes may assist in the early diagnosis of asthma and monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for this condition. Method: This study compared skin impedance at acupuncture point Dingchuan (EX-BI), in 92 subjects with normal health (47 subjects, age 32.6±1.67yr) and those diagnosed with asthma (45 subjects, age 42.4±1.80 yr). Skin impedance was measured using a 2-electrode impedance meter bilaterally at EX-BI, 0.5 "curt" lateral to the lower border of 7th cervical vertebra. Result: The study showed that skin impedance was significantly higher at acupuncture point EX-B1 in subjects with asthma (29.4±21 kΩ) compared to subjects with normal health (13.8±7.9 kΩ) (P=0.013). Skin impedance was negatively correlated to forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1, r=-0.59, P=0.012 in females; and r=-0.68, P=0.015 in males). A receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve revealed an optimum cut-off point of 35 kΩ for male and 10 kΩ for female subjects. Conclusion: We conclude that EX-B1 skin impedance is higher in patients with asthma and skin impedance might be a possible adjunctive parameter for assisting diagnosis and monitoring asthmatic status.

  19. Randomized trial of trigger point acupuncture treatment for chronic shoulder pain: a preliminary study.

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    Itoh, Kazunori; Saito, Shingo; Sahara, Shunsaku; Naitoh, Yuki; Imai, Kenji; Kitakoji, Hiroshi

    2014-04-01

    There is evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for chronic shoulder pain, but it remains unclear which acupuncture modes are most effective. We compared the effect of trigger point acupuncture (TrP), with that of sham (SH) acupuncture treatments, on pain and shoulder function in patients with chronic shoulder pain. The participants were 18 patients (15 women, 3 men; aged 42-65 years) with nonradiating shoulder pain for at least 6 months and normal neurological findings. The participants were randomized into two groups, each receiving five treatment sessions. The TrP group received treatment at trigger points for the muscle, while the other group received SH acupuncture treatment on the same muscle. Outcome measures were pain intensity (visual analogue scale, VAS) and shoulder function (Constant-Murley Score: CMS). After treatment, pain intensity between pretreatment and 5 weeks after TrP decreased significantly (pShoulder function also increased significantly between pretreatment and 5 weeks after TrP (pshoulder pain.

  20. Tracing Mercox Injected at Acupuncture Points Under the Protocol of Partial Body Macerations in Mice.

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    Kim, Jungdae; Stefanov, Miroslav; Nam, Min-Ho; Kim, Sungchul

    2015-12-01

    We used for the first time a vascular casting material to take advantage of a simple tracing procedure and to isolate the peculiar features of acupuncture point injections. The polymer Mercox was injected into the skin of a dead mouse at acupuncture points along the bladder meridian lines. After a partial maceration of the whole body with a potassium-hydroperoxide solution, we anatomized it under a stereomicroscope to trace the injected Mercox. Many organs were checked to determine whether or not they contained some Mercox tracing. Connections between the injection sites along the acupuncture points were observed. Two to three layers of Mercox in a plate shape were found under the skin at the acupuncture points, and Mercox travelled throughout the adipose tissue, the fascia, and the parietal and visceral serous membranes inside the organ's parenchyma. The casting material Mercox used with a modified partial maceration procedure is a promising method for visualizing the routes of the meridian system and the primo vascular system. The routes for Mercox are different from those of the blood and lymphatic vessels.

  1. Treatment of Infantile Cerebral Palsy by Scalp Acupuncture Combined with Point Injection in 48 Cases

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    SU Li-min; XIANG Li-min

    2003-01-01

    The author treated forty-eight cases of infantile cerebral palsy with scalp acupuncture and point injection. After two courses of treatment the infants made progress in different degrees. Eight cases were cured,sixteen cases were obviously improved, twenty-two cases were improved and two cases were unchanged. The total effective rate was 95.8%.

  2. Remote Effect of Lower Limb Acupuncture on Latent Myofascial Trigger Point of Upper Trapezius Muscle: A Pilot Study

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    Kai-Hua Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To demonstrate the use of acupuncture in the lower limbs to treat myofascial pain of the upper trapezius muscles via a remote effect. Methods. Five adults with latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs of bilateral upper trapezius muscles received acupuncture at Weizhong (UB40 and Yanglingquan (GB34 points in the lower limbs. Modified acupuncture was applied at these points on a randomly selected ipsilateral lower limb (experimental side versus sham needling on the contralateral lower limb (control side in each subject. Each subject received two treatments within a one-week interval. To evaluate the remote effect of acupuncture, the range of motion (ROM upon bending the contralateral side of the cervical spine was assessed before and after each treatment. Results. There was significant improvement in cervical ROM after the second treatment (P=0.03 in the experimental group, and the increased ROM on the modified acupuncture side was greater compared to the sham needling side (P=0.036. Conclusions. A remote effect of acupuncture was demonstrated in this pilot study. Using modified acupuncture needling at remote acupuncture points in the ipsilateral lower limb, our treatments released tightness due to latent MTrPs of the upper trapezius muscle.

  3. Research on acupuncture points and cortical functional activation position in cats by infrared imaging detection

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    Chen, Shuwang; Sha, Zhanyou; Wang, Shuhai; Wen, Huanming

    2007-12-01

    The research of the brain cognition is mainly to find out the activation position in brain according to the stimulation at present in the world. The research regards the animals as the experimental objects and explores the stimulation response on the cerebral cortex of acupuncture. It provides a new method, which can detect the activation position on the creatural cerebral cortex directly by middle-far infrared imaging. According to the theory of local temperature situation, the difference of cortical temperature maybe associate with the excitement of cortical nerve cells, the metabolism of local tissue and the local hemal circulation. Direct naked detection of temperature variety on cerebral cortex is applied by middle and far infrared imaging technology. So the activation position is ascertained. The effect of stimulation response is superior to other indirect methods. After removing the skulls on the head, full of cerebral cortex of a cat are exposed. By observing the infrared images and measuring the temperatures of the visual cerebral cortex during the process of acupuncturing, the points are used to judge the activation position. The variety in the cortical functional sections is corresponding to the result of the acupuncture points in terms of infrared images and temperatures. According to experimental results, we know that the variety of a cortical functional section is corresponding to a special acupuncture point exactly.

  4. Acupuncture plus Point-injection for 32 Cases of Obstinate Urticaria

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    2006-01-01

    In order to observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture plus point-injection for obstinate urticaria, 64cases of obstinate urticaria were randomly divided into the following two groups. 32 cases in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture at the points of Quchi (LI11), Xuehai (SP10), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Fengchi (GB20) plus point-injection at the points of Zusanli (ST36) and Quchi (LI11). 32 cases in the control group were treated with antihistamines (such as Acrivastine, Cinnarizine or Ranitidine). The results showed that the therapeutic effect in the treatment group was obviously better than that in the control group (P<0.05), with a much lower relapse rate in the former than that in the latter (P<0.01).

  5. Acupuncture

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    Chao Ming Te

    1972-01-01

    M.Bloess présente le Docteur Chao Ming Te, un des plus grands experts en médecine chinoise (acupuncture). Il a commencé ses études en Chine en médecine occidentale. Après avoir vu des très grands effets par les aiguilles, il s'est intéressé à cette médecine qui est pour nous difficile à comprendre. Il est allé à la source et a appris cette médecin en Chine et a lu les anciens textes, qui sont la base de la médecine chinoise et datent de 1000 ans avant J.C. Il a essayé de transmettre ses connaissances en médecine chinoise aux médecins occidentales et a aussi écrit un livre.

  6. ACUPUNCTURE OF WANGU (GB 12) AS THE PRINCIPAL POINT FOR 34 CASES OF DIZZINESS

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    CAI Bin

    2005-01-01

    @@ Dizziness, a commonly encountered disorder in clinic, is of complex etiology. The author applied acupuncture to treatment of 34 cases of dizziness with Wangu (完骨GB 12) as the principal point in combination with Sishencong (四神聪EX- HN 1) and other additional points based on the differentiation of syndromes and obtained satisfied therapeutic results. Following is the summary of the treatment.

  7. Electro-Acupuncture Combined with the Trigger Point Needle-Embedding for Treatment of Primary Trigeminal Neuralgia in 31 Cases

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    2008-01-01

    @@ In recent years, the author of this essay has applied electro-acupuncture combined with the trigger point needle-embedding for treatment of primary trigeminal neuralgia in 31 cases, yielding satis- factory results as reported in the following.

  8. Electrical Potential of Acupuncture Points: Use of a Noncontact Scanning Kelvin Probe

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    Brian J. Gow

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Acupuncture points are reportedly distinguishable by their electrical properties. However, confounders arising from skin-to-electrode contact used in traditional electrodermal methods have contributed to controversies over this claim. The Scanning Kelvin Probe is a state-of-the-art device that measures electrical potential without actually touching the skin and is thus capable of overcoming these confounding effects. In this study, we evaluated the electrical potential profiles of acupoints LI-4 and PC-6 and their adjacent controls. We hypothesize that acupuncture point sites are associated with increased variability in potential compared to adjacent control sites. Methods. Twelve healthy individuals were recruited for this study. Acupuncture points LI-4 and PC-6 and their adjacent controls were assessed. A 2 mm probe tip was placed over the predetermined skin site and adjusted to a tip-to-sample distance of 1.0 mm under tip oscillation settings of 62.4 Hz frequency. A surface potential scan spanning a 1.0 cm × 1.0 cm area was obtained. Results. At both the PC-6 and LI-4 sites, no significant differences in mean potential were observed compared to their respective controls (Wilcoxon rank-sum test, and 0.79, resp.. However, the LI-4 site was associated with significant increase in variability compared to its control as denoted by standard deviation and range ( and 0.0005, resp.. At the PC-6 site, no statistical differences in variability were observed. Conclusion. Acupuncture points may be associated with increased variability in electrical potential.

  9. Active ear acupuncture points in neonates with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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    Raith, Wolfgang; Kutschera, Jörg; Müller, Wilhelm; Urlesberger, Berndt

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine the presence of acupuncture ear points in neonates with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS occurs in the first days of life in neonates whose mothers have a history of drug abuse, and may also occur in neonates whose mothers are currently following substitution therapy. The patients are neonates with NAS admitted over one year to the Division of Neonatology at the University Hospital Graz. The examination took place on the third day after delivery (mean value 70.3 hours) and was performed by a neuronal pen (PS 3 © Silberbauer, Vienna, Austria). An integrated sound and optical signal detected the active ear points that were then placed on an ear map. We investigated six neonates (four male, two female). All investigated neonates showed the presence of active ear acupuncture points. The psychovegetative rim was the most common organic area of the children, following by a few organic points. This corresponds with the results found in healthy neonates. In all neonates with NAS, we found the presence of psychic ear points. The identified psychic ear points are the frustration-point, R-point and the psychotropic area nasal from the incisura intertragica. In all neonates with NAS, active organic and psychic ear points were detectable in both ears. In the future, it could be possible to use active ear points for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

  10. Treatment of Heroinism with Acupuncture at Points of the Du Channel

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    Zeng Xiangling; Lei Longming; Lu Yonghong; Wang Zetao; Duan Shumin

    2005-01-01

    To observe the effectiveness of acupuncture at points of the Du Channel in treating heroinism, seventy patients with heroinism were randomly divided into a treatment group (n = 35) and a control group (n=35). A 10-day decrescendo therapy of methadone and acupuncture at points of the Du Channel were adopted in the treatment group, while the 10-day decrescendo therapy of methadone was simply performed in the control group. The scoring and grading of the abstinence symptoms were recorded and evaluated for both groups. 31 cases in the treatment group and 26 cases in the control group completed the entire treatment process, and a significant difference (P<0.01) in scores of abstinence symptoms before and after treatment was noticed in the two groups. The obvious difference in scores of abstinence symptoms on the first, second, fifth, sixth,seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth day in the treatment group was superior to those in the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Particularly for such symptoms as perspiration, anxiety and pain in the muscle and bone,the result in the treatment group was much better than that in the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01).Acupuncture at points of the Du Channel has an auxiliary therapeutic effect on abstinence symptoms of heroinism, which can effectively help alleviate the abstinence symptoms.

  11. A New Theory on the Evaluation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Mechanisms from the Latest Medical Scientific Point of View.

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    Inanç, Betül Battaloğlu

    2015-01-01

    Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles through the skin at specific points on the body to achieve therapeutic effects and is an ancient Chinese art of healing. Using ancient scientific principles, acupuncture treats illnesses by bringing a person's body into harmony and regulating the balance of Yin and Yang. Balancing Yin and Yang is one basic principle of Chinese medicine, and balancing methods for combination of meridians and acupoints have been described throughout the history of Chinese medicine. Clinical observations and principal research on acupuncture focus on the adjustment of the Zang-Fu organ and have shown that the adjustment by acupuncture relied largely on the effective components in different organs. What does this effectiveness mean? In fact, is acupuncture a treatment that shows its effects with signals to the autocrine, paracrine and endocrine pathways? What role does embryology play in this area? Furthermore, molecular biology has opened avenues to newer methods for the study of embryology and to enhance our understanding of growth and development. Can evaluation of acupuncture with these branches of science be more scientific? We discuss this interesting topic in this original article. After all this time, it is reasonable that different therapeutic techniques and approaches are developed for acupuncture.

  12. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    Matsubara, Takako; Arai, Young-Chang P.; Shiro, Yukiko; Shimo, Kazuhiro; Nishihara, Makoto; Sato, Jun; Ushida, Takahiro

    2010-01-01

    Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP) and distal acupuncture points (DP) in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at dista...

  13. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    Matsubara, Takako; Arai, Young-Chang P.; Shiro, Yukiko; Shimo, Kazuhiro; Nishihara, Makoto; Sato, Jun; Ushida, Takahiro

    2011-01-01

    Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP) and distal acupuncture points (DP) in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at dista...

  14. Acupuncture point injection treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised, double blind, controlled study

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    Wade, C; Wang, L; Zhao, W J; Cardini, F; Kronenberg, F; Gui, S Q; Ying, Z; Zhao, N Q; Chao, M T; Yu, J

    2016-01-01

    Objective To determine if injection of vitamin K3 in an acupuncture point is optimal for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea, when compared with 2 other injection treatments. Setting A Menstrual Disorder Centre at a public hospital in Shanghai, China. Participants Chinese women aged 14–25 years with severe primary dysmenorrhoea for at least 6 months not relieved by any other treatment were recruited. Exclusion criteria were the use of oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices or anticoagulant drugs, pregnancy, history of abdominal surgery, participation in other therapies for pain and diagnosis of secondary dysmenorrhoea. Eighty patients with primary dysmenorrhoea, as defined on a 4-grade scale, completed the study. Two patients withdrew after randomisation. Interventions A double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial compared vitamin K3 acupuncture point injection to saline acupuncture point injection and vitamin K3 deep muscle injection. Patients in each group received 3 injections at a single treatment visit. Primary and secondary outcome measures The primary outcome was the difference in subjective perception of pain as measured by an 11 unit Numeric Rating Scale (NRS). Secondary measurements were Cox Pain Intensity and Duration scales and the consumption of analgesic tablets before and after treatment and during 6 following cycles. Results Patients in all 3 groups experienced pain relief from the injection treatments. Differences in NRS measured mean pain scores between the 2 active control groups were less than 1 unit (−0.71, CI −1.37 to −0.05) and not significant, but the differences in average scores between the treatment hypothesised to be optimal and both active control groups (1.11, CI 0.45 to 1.78) and (1.82, CI 1.45 to 2.49) were statistically significant in adjusted mixed-effects models. Menstrual distress and use of analgesics were diminished for 6 months post-treatment. Conclusions Acupuncture point injection of

  15. Treatment of 30 Cases of Post-herpetic Neuralgia by Acupuncture Combined with Point Injection

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    王松

    2008-01-01

    目的:观察围刺配合穴位注射治疗带状疱疹后遗神经痛的疗效.方法:对30例患者均施以围刺,后在相应脊髓节段进行穴位注射.结果:30例患者中,症状改善者27例,有效率90%.结论:针刺配合配合穴位注射对带状疱疹后遗神经痛疗效明显.%Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture around the diseased region combined with point injection on post-herpetic neuralgia. Methods: Point injection on 30 cases in the related segments of spinal cord after needling around the diseased region. Results: Twenty-seven cases got effect and the total effect rate was 90%. Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with point injection has remarkable curative effect on post-herpetic neuralgia.

  16. Nausea control by needling at acupuncture point Neiguan (PC6) during an intraoral impression-taking procedure.

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    Zotelli, Vera Lucia Rasera; Grillo, Cássia Maria; de Sousa, Maria da Luz Rosário

    2014-12-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture point PC6 (Neiguan) in controlling nausea during intraoral impression taking. This study was conducted in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The sample consisted of 33 adult volunteers with nausea, who were randomly divided into control and study groups, and treated with nonpenetrating sham acupuncture and real acupuncture, respectively, at acupoint PC6. The two groups had two maxillary impressions taken, one prior to acupuncture and the other after acupuncture. The nausea assessment was made using the visual analog scale, Gagging Severity Index (GSI), and Gagging Prevention Index. Volunteers' expectation that nausea would be reduced through acupuncture was also assessed. For statistical analysis, we used the t test and the Spearman correlation (p  0.05). No correlation existed between the expected and the actual reductions in nausea. Our results indicate that acupoint PC6 was effective for controlling nausea during the maxillary impression-taking procedure. Patients' expectation did not influence the results.

  17. Treatment of Impotence by Point-through-point Acupuncture plus Tuina

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    JIN Hong; ZHANG Li-rong; ZHANG Qian; WANG Si-you

    2005-01-01

    Sixty-eight impotence patients were treated by needling Guanyuan(CV 4) through Zhongji(CV 3) and routine acupuncture at Huiyin(CV 1) and Sanyinjiao(SP 6) in cooperation with loin, sole and hypogastrium Tuina. The results showed that cure occurred in 28 cases,marked effectiveness in 29 cases, effectiveness in 8 cases and ineffectiveness in 3 cases, with a total efficacy rate of 95.6%.%关元和中极采用透刺法,关元、中极、会阴和三阴交等穴位常规针刺,配合搓腰眼,搓脚心和揉小腹推拿手法,治疗了68例阳痿患者.结果痊愈28例,显效29例,有效8例,无效3例,总有效率95.6%.

  18. Treatment of arthralgia syndrome with point through point acupuncture in 222 cases%透穴针刺法治疗痹症222例

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    袁国庆; 关宝建

    2002-01-01

    Background:It is considered that arthralgia syndrome includes cervical spondylopathy,scapulohumeral periarthritis, knee joint retrograde degeneration,calcaneus pain etc..Point through point acupuncture means a treatment with one needle penetrating two points once resulting in separating adhesion, dredging the channel, relieving pain quickly. In traditional Chinese medicine pain occurs when the channel is not dredged.We observed this in our study.

  19. Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Xian-Liang Liu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acupuncture-point stimulation (APS in postoperative pain control compared with sham/placebo acupuncture or standard treatments (usual care or no treatment. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs were included. Meta-analysis results indicated that APS interventions improved VAS scores significantly and also reduced total morphine consumption. No serious APS-related adverse effects (AEs were reported. There is Level I evidence for the effectiveness of body points plaster therapy and Level II evidence for body points electroacupuncture (EA, body points acupressure, body points APS for abdominal surgery patients, auricular points seed embedding, manual auricular acupuncture, and auricular EA. We obtained Level III evidence for body points APS in patients who underwent cardiac surgery and cesarean section and for auricular-point stimulation in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. There is insufficient evidence to conclude that APS is an effective postoperative pain therapy in surgical patients, although the evidence does support the conclusion that APS can reduce analgesic requirements without AEs. The best level of evidence was not adequate in most subgroups. Some limitations of this study may have affected the results, possibly leading to an overestimation of APS effects.

  20. [Continuous nocturnal automassage of an acupuncture point modifies sleep in healthy subjects].

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    Buguet, A; Sartre, M; Le Kerneau, J

    1995-01-01

    To test the somnogenic properties of the automassage of point 7 heart of acupuncture, polygraphic night sleep was studied in six healthy volunteers (age: 27.8 +/- 1.6 years) from 23:00 h to 07:00 h. After one night of adaptation, two PEBA cones (Polyether Block Amides; Isocones) were fixed bilaterally at both points 7 heart (active application, AA) or on the back of hand (placebo application, AP). The alternate application was used 2 weeks later, using a randomized, double-blind, and cross-over protocol. Cyclic alternating patterns (CAP) were also analysed on the electroencephalogram during non-REM sleep. Sleep efficiency increased in AA, due to a decrease in wakefulness, and an increase in total sleep time due to an increase in non-REM sleep. The number of CAP decreased in AA, as did the number of CAP sequences and the ratio of CAP duration to total sleep time (CAP rate) and to the duration of slow-wave sleep. In conclusion, the application of Isocones at point 7 heart during the night induced a decrease in wakefulness and an increase in non-REM sleep during night sleep in healthy subjects.

  1. 针刺颈项部阿是穴为主治疗颈性眩晕%Cervical vertigo treated mainly with acupuncture at Ashi points

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    王建勋; 李国瑛; 许军花; LIU Xuan

    2011-01-01

    Cervical vertigo is mainly caused by neck soft tissue lesions or bone and joint disease of cervical vertebrae.It is one of the most common diseases in acupuncture department.Though there are a variety of therapies for this disease,it is hard to be cured.It affects the health and life quality of the patients.In recent one year,we have treated 86 cases of cervical vertigo with acupuncture mainly at Ashi points combined with Fēngchi (风池 GB 20).Controlled study on therapeutic effect of acupuncture at regular points was carried on.The report is as follows.

  2. Comparative Observation on Therapeutic Effects of Treating Menopausal Syndrome with Auricular Points Sticking-pressure and Acupuncture

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    孙冬梅; 单秋华; 吴富东; 韩丑萍

    2006-01-01

    目的:对比观察耳穴贴压与针刺治疗女性更年期综合征的疗效.方法:86例患者随机分为耳穴贴压组和针刺组.根据改良的Kupperman指数进行疗效对比观察.结果:两组疗效对比差异经统计学处理无显著性.结论:耳穴贴压与针刺疗法均能有效治疗女性更年期综合征,且耳穴贴压更具有操作简便,易于推广的优势.%Objective: To make a comparative observation on treating menopausal syndrome with auricular points sticking-pressure and acupuncture. Methods:The 86 cases were randomized into the group of auricular points sticking-pressure and acupuncture group, and then the comparative observation was made according to the modified Kupperman index. Results: The statistical analysis on the comparative observation showed there is no significant difference between the therapeutic effects of the two groups. Conclusion: Auricular points sticking-pressure and acupuncture are both effective for menopausal syndrome, and the auricular points sticking-pressure is worthy to spread with its easy operation.

  3. Influence of the chopped frequency of light on optical transport characteristics of human skin including at acupuncture points

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    Yang, Hong-qin; Xie, Shu-sen; Liu, Song-hao; Li, Hui; Wang, Yu-hua; Guo, Zhou-yi

    2007-11-01

    An experimental protocol was established for noninvasively measuring the optical transport characteristics of skin tissue along human meridian direction over body surface including at acupuncture points. The diffuse remittance for 658 nm light radiation along the pericardium meridian and non-meridian directions were measured respectively. The influence of the chopped frequency of light on the detected light signal was investigated. It is shown that the optical transport characteristics of skin tissue accords with the Beer's exponential attenuation law along the meridian including at acupuncture points and non-median directions. However there is an obvious difference between the propagations along the meridian direction and non-meridian direction (P<0.05). Furthermore, the chopped frequency can affect the detected signal. The diffuse remittance signal decreased with the chopped frequency's increase and it was different between the meridian and non-meridian directions. These findings are important and meaningful for interpreting the human meridian phenomena by biomedical optics.

  4. Comparative effects of chiropractic adjustment versus chiropractic adjustment combined with static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points for the treatment of mechanical neck pain

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    M.Tech. Purpose: This study was undertaken in order to demonstrate the effects of static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points in the treatment of those suffering from mechanical neck pain. Isolated spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine was compared to spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine in conjunction with magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points using both objective and subjective measurements. Before the execution of this study, it was hypothesised t...

  5. Comparative effects of chiropractic adjustment versus chiropractic adjustment combined with static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points for the treatment of mechanical neck pain

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    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Purpose: This study was undertaken in order to demonstrate the effects of static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points in the treatment of those suffering from mechanical neck pain. Isolated spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine was compared to spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine in conjunction with magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points using both objective and subjective measurements. Before the execution of this study, it was...

  6. The Possible Neuronal Mechanism of Acupuncture: Morphological Evidence of the Neuronal Connection between Groin A-Shi Point and Uterus

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    Chun-Yen Chen; Rey-Shyong Chern; Ming-Huei Liao; Yung-Hsien Chang; Hsu, Jung-Yu C.; Chi-Hsien Chien

    2013-01-01

    Somatovisceral reflex suggested that the somatic stimulation could affect visceral function like acupuncture which treats diseases by stimulating acupoints. The neuronal connection between somatic point and visceral organ was not clear. Uterine pain referred to the groin region has long been recognized clinically. Wesselmann, using neurogenic plasma extravasation method, showed that uterine pain was referred to the groin region through a neuronal mechanism (Wesselmann and Lai 1997). This conn...

  7. What are the Main Points in Acupuncture Treatment of Peripheral Nervous Injuries?

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    张平

    2004-01-01

    Peripheral nervous injuries are post-traumatic sequelae which are commonly encountered in the clinic. Compared with internal medication, acupuncture therapy is much more effective in recovering the functions of the affected nerve(s). In performing acupuncture, the history and the location of the trauma should be taken into account so as to have a clear understanding about what nerve is injured. In case it is a nerve block (neurapraxia) due to mild trauma or compression, acupuncture is able to yield a very effective and rapid therapeutic result; in case there is discontinuation of neural axons, characterized by motor dysfunction due to lesions in the distal nerve fibers and myelin sheath, acupuncture is also effective, but takes longer time.

  8. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE PLUS MOXIBUSTION OF YONGQUAN POINT ON DYSCINESIA AND BLOOD RHEOLOGY IN STROKE PATIENTS

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    李佩芳

    2001-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus moxibustion of Yongquan (KI 1 ) in improving stroke patients' dyskinesia and blood rheology. Methods: 78 cases of stroke patients were treated by acupuncture and moxibustion of Yongquan (KI 1), once daily, with 20 days being a therapeutic course. Indexes of whole blood viscosity, plasma viscosity, platelet aggregation rate, packed cell volume and fibrinogen were detected before and after treatment. Changes of the functional activity were assessed using Barthel marking method. Results: After 2 courses of acupuncture treatment, all the above-mentioned indexes and functional activity were improved significantly (P<0.05~0.01). Conclusion: Acupuncture and moxibustion of Yongquan (KI 1 ) has an active effect in improving stroke patients' dyskinesia and blood rheology.

  9. Acupuncture Points Stimulation for Meniere's Disease/Syndrome: A Promising Therapeutic Approach

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    He, Jiaojun; Jiang, Liyuan; Peng, Tianqiang; Xia, Meixia

    2016-01-01

    Objective. This study aims to explore evidence for acupuncture points stimulation (APS) in treatment of Meniere's disease (MD). Method. A literature search was conducted in seven databases including EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CBM, CNKI, and WangFang database and the data analysis was performed by using the RevMan version 5.3. Results. 12 RCTs with 993 participants were acquired after the search. The quality of most eligible studies was very low which limited the value of the meta-analysis. Compared with western medicine comprehensive treatment (WMCT), the APS alone or in combination with WMCT had a significant positive effect in controlling vertigo; however, the result was negative in hearing improvement and DHI. No adverse events were reported in the studies. Conclusion. The APS might be a promising therapeutic approach for MD. However, the currently available evidence is insufficient to make a definitive conclusion for the poor quality of included studies. More high-quality researches with larger sample size are urgently needed to assess the effectiveness and safety. PMID:27547229

  10. Acupuncture Points Stimulation for Meniere’s Disease/Syndrome: A Promising Therapeutic Approach

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    Jiaojun He

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This study aims to explore evidence for acupuncture points stimulation (APS in treatment of Meniere’s disease (MD. Method. A literature search was conducted in seven databases including EMBASE, Medline, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CBM, CNKI, and WangFang database and the data analysis was performed by using the RevMan version 5.3. Results. 12 RCTs with 993 participants were acquired after the search. The quality of most eligible studies was very low which limited the value of the meta-analysis. Compared with western medicine comprehensive treatment (WMCT, the APS alone or in combination with WMCT had a significant positive effect in controlling vertigo; however, the result was negative in hearing improvement and DHI. No adverse events were reported in the studies. Conclusion. The APS might be a promising therapeutic approach for MD. However, the currently available evidence is insufficient to make a definitive conclusion for the poor quality of included studies. More high-quality researches with larger sample size are urgently needed to assess the effectiveness and safety.

  11. Electroencephalographic evaluation of gold wire implants inserted in acupuncture points in dogs with epileptic seizures.

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    Goiz-Marquez, G; Caballero, S; Solis, H; Rodriguez, C; Sumano, H

    2009-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate both, clinically and with electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings, the effect of gold wire implants in acupuncture points in dogs with uncontrolled idiopathic epileptic seizures. Fifteen dogs with such diagnosis were enrolled in the study. A first EEG recording was performed in all dogs under anaesthesia with xylazine (1mg/kg) and propofol (6 mg/kg) before the treatment protocol, and a second EEG was performed 15 weeks later. Relative frequency power, intrahemispheric coherence available through EEG, number of seizures and seizure severity were compared before and after treatment using a Wilcoxon signed-rank test. There were no significant statistical differences before and after treatment in relative power or in intrahemispheric coherence in the EEG recording. However, there was a significant mean difference in seizure frequency and seizure severity between control and treatment periods. After treatment, nine of the 15 dogs (60%) had at least a 50% reduction in seizures frequency during the 15 weeks established as follow-up of this treatment.

  12. In-vivo visualisation of the anatomical structures related to the acupuncture points Dai mai and Shen mai by MRI: A single-case pilot study

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    Diemling Markus

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The concept of acupuncture point localisation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM is based on millenary practical experience. Modern imaging methods such as PET, MRI and SPECT have been used primary for the investigation of the mechanisms of action of acupuncture. In this pilot single-case study we have evaluated the technical possibilities for in-vivo imaging of the anatomical relations of acupuncture points using state of the art MRI. Methods Preliminary experiments relating to the quality of acupuncture needles under the setting of MRI were done both with stainless steel and gold needles. In a second step, in-vivo imaging was carried out. A licensed acupuncture practitioner (RM chose two points belonging to the so-called extraordinary vessels. In 2 sequential, separate procedures, he inserted himself gold acupuncture needles using a neutral technique (known as Ping Bu Ping Xie into the Dai mai and Shen mai points, i.e. gall bladder 26 and bladder 62. Imaging was done on a Siemens Magnetom Avanto MR scanner using a head array and body coil. Mainly T1-weighted imaging sequences, as routinely used for patient exams, were used to obtain multi-slice images. Results In the preliminary experiments only acupuncture needles made of gold showed enough stability in order to be used for further imaging procedures. Using an onion and a banana as an object, further studies showed that the gold needles produced a void defect that corresponds to the tip of the inserted needle, while at the same time an artefactually increased diameter was observed. The in-vivo experiments showed that the Dai mai point was in relation to the abdominal internal oblique muscle. The Shen mai point artefact showed up close to the longus and brevis peroneal tendons at the fibular malleolus. Side effects related to heating or burning were not observed. Improved anatomical recognition was obtained using 3D-volume rendering techniques. Conclusion Through an

  13. [For an updated acupuncture].

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    Faust, S

    1998-09-01

    The author proposes an acupuncture which is characterized by its complete break with the ancient chinese physiopathology and its concepts of "acupuncture points" (in the old sense of the term) of "meridians", "energies", "ying-yang" etc.. This process of renewal of the practice and the theory has been coined "contemporary acupuncture". Its originality stands out in comparison with most teachings of acupuncture which have remained faithful to traditional acupuncture. Contemporary acupuncture creates bridges between acupunture and classical medicine. It offers simple therapeutic gestures to general practitioners. Acupuncture acts, from a clinical point of view, particularly through the following forms of action: a) a relaxing action on striated muscle; b) an anti-inflammatory action on the ligaments; c) an antidepressant and anxiolytic action.

  14. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP and distal acupuncture points (DP in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at distal acupuncture points, LI 4, LI 10 and LI 11. Verbal rating scale (VRS, Neck Disability Index (NDI, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI, muscle hardness (MH, salivary alpha-amylase (sAA activity, heart rate (HR, heart rate variability (HRV values and satisfaction due to acupressure were assessed. VRS, NDI, STAI and MH values decreased after acupressure in the LP and the DP group. HR decreased and the power of high frequency (HF component of HRV increased after acupressure in only the LP group. Although acupressure on not only the LP but also the DP significantly improved pain conditions, acupressure on only the LP affected the autonomic nervous system while acupuncture points per se have different physical effects according to location.

  15. Twenty-eight Cases of Neuritis of Lateral Cutaneous Nerve of Thigh Treated by Acupuncture and Point-Injection

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    廖明扬

    2001-01-01

    @@Neuritis of lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh, also called meralgia paresthetica, is a commonly encountered disease in clinical practice. The author has treated 28 cases of meralgia paresthetica since 1996 by acupuncture plus point-injection with satisfactory results. A report follows. Clinical Data Among the 28 cases, 13 were male and 15 female. Their age ranged from 24 to 72 years, most of the patients being 35 to 50 years; the duration of illness varied from one month to ten years and 6 cases were affected on left side, 8 cases on right side and 14 cases on both sides.

  16. Acupuncture (PDQ)

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    ... Professionals Questions to Ask about Your Treatment Research Acupuncture (PDQ®)–Patient Version Overview Go to Health Professional ... patient (see Question 9 ). Questions and Answers About Acupuncture What is acupuncture? Acupuncture applies needles, heat, pressure, ...

  17. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON THE ANALGESIC EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE OF HEGU-POINT GVRING HYSTEROTOKOTOMY

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    史素云; 陈勇; 陈文玲; 郭淑英

    2000-01-01

    Due to multiple factors as supernutrition of pregnant women, etc., the hysterotokotomy rate is increasing day by day. In most cases, local anesthesia is adopted, the parturient often complain of pain loudly and even groan incessantly. For relieving parturient's pain and ensuring the smooth conduction of hysterotokotomy, the author applied acupuncture combined with local anesthetics in 100 cases of hysterotokotomy from March of 1998 to March of 1999 and achieved a good therapeutic effect. Here is the summary.

  18. Network analysis of acupuncture points used in the treatment of low back pain.

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    Lee, Soon-Ho; Kim, Chang-Eop; Lee, In-Seon; Jung, Won-Mo; Kim, Hong-Gee; Jang, Hyunchul; Kim, Sang-Jeong; Lee, Hyejung; Park, Hi-Joon; Chae, Younbyoung

    2013-01-01

    Background. The appropriate selection of acupoints is fundamental to obtain a therapeutic effect from clinical acupuncture. Objective. Using a network analysis method, we investigated the acupoints that are combined to treat low back pain (LBP). Methods. To analyze the patterns of the combinations of acupoints, we used acupoint information from clinical trials to calculate the modified mutual information (MI) value, integrated these data, and visualized the network. Results. Based on the highest MI values, we found two different types of acupoint pairs used in the treatment of LBP: pairs of distant acupoints and pairs of local acupoints. Using modular analysis, we found that three acupoint modules were applied in the treatment of LBP: local acupoints, distant acupoints along the meridian, and distant acupoints based on the symptom differentiations. Conclusion. Using the modified MI technique, we provide a systematic framework for the acupoint combination network, and reveal how the technique of acupoint combination is used in the treatment of LBP. Application of this knowledge in acupuncture research may help clarify the mechanisms underlying acupuncture treatment at the systems level, bridging the gap between traditional medicine and modern science.

  19. Network Analysis of Acupuncture Points Used in the Treatment of Low Back Pain

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    Soon-Ho Lee

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The appropriate selection of acupoints is fundamental to obtain a therapeutic effect from clinical acupuncture. Objective. Using a network analysis method, we investigated the acupoints that are combined to treat low back pain (LBP. Methods. To analyze the patterns of the combinations of acupoints, we used acupoint information from clinical trials to calculate the modified mutual information (MI value, integrated these data, and visualized the network. Results. Based on the highest MI values, we found two different types of acupoint pairs used in the treatment of LBP: pairs of distant acupoints and pairs of local acupoints. Using modular analysis, we found that three acupoint modules were applied in the treatment of LBP: local acupoints, distant acupoints along the meridian, and distant acupoints based on the symptom differentiations. Conclusion. Using the modified MI technique, we provide a systematic framework for the acupoint combination network, and reveal how the technique of acupoint combination is used in the treatment of LBP. Application of this knowledge in acupuncture research may help clarify the mechanisms underlying acupuncture treatment at the systems level, bridging the gap between traditional medicine and modern science.

  20. Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment of Migraine Compatibility Points%针灸治疗偏头痛的穴位配伍浅析

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    董习林; 李瑛; 赵凌

    2012-01-01

    The clinical literature about the acupuncture treatment of migraine in past five years was reviewed,so that observation and summary of the points of acupuncture treatment of migraine compatibility method were made. The result showed that acupuncture treatment of migraine used acupuncture points compatibility methods with points in many ways, including a single point method with main arupoints along meridians. Various distribution points in the clinical use of methods have achieved some effect. It is unclear to determine which one is more excellent,which needs further study.%通过复习近五年来针灸治疗偏头痛的临床相关文献,观察并总结针灸治疗偏头痛的穴位配伍方法.结果发现针灸治疗偏头痛的穴位配伍方法运用了针灸配穴众多方法中的几种,主要是单一配穴方法或结合多种配穴方法选穴,其中单一配穴方法又以循经配穴为主.各种配穴方法的使用在临床上都取得了一定的疗效,但是何者更优,尚不明了,有待进一步研究.

  1. The Possible Neuronal Mechanism of Acupuncture: Morphological Evidence of the Neuronal Connection between Groin A-Shi Point and Uterus

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    Chun-Yen Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Somatovisceral reflex suggested that the somatic stimulation could affect visceral function like acupuncture which treats diseases by stimulating acupoints. The neuronal connection between somatic point and visceral organ was not clear. Uterine pain referred to the groin region has long been recognized clinically. Wesselmann, using neurogenic plasma extravasation method, showed that uterine pain was referred to the groin region through a neuronal mechanism (Wesselmann and Lai 1997. This connection could be considered through the somatovisceral reflex pathway. However, the relay center of this pathway is still not clearly identified. In the present study, bee venom was injected in the groin region to induce central Fos expression to map the sensory innervation of groin region. Pseudorabies virus (PrV, a transneuronal tracer, was injected in the uterus to identify the higher motor control of the uterus. Immunohistochemistry staining revealed the Fos expression and PrV-infected double-labeled neurons in the nucleus of solitary tract (NTS, the dorsal motor nucleus of vagus (DMX, and the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN. These results suggest a somatoparasympathetic neuronal connection (groin-spinal dorsal horn-NTS/DMX-uterus and a somatosympathetic neuronal connection (groin-spinal dorsal horn-NTS-PVN-uterus. These two neuronal connections could be the prerequisites to the neuronal basis of the somatovisceral reflex and also the neuronal mechanism of acupuncture.

  2. Acupuncture at the "Huatuojiaji" point affects nerve root regional interleukin-1 level in a rat model of lumbar nerve root compression

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    Yaochi Wu; Junfeng Zhang; Chongmiao Wang; Yanyan Xie; Jinghui Zhou

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: It has been shown that interleukin-1 (IL-1) may cause inflammatory reactions, which stimulate the nerve root of patients with lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion and leads to pain. Whether the clinical curative effects of acupuncture in the treatment of lumbar and leg pain are linked to an inhibition of local IL-1 secretion is unknown.OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of acupuncture on IL-1, this study was designed to verify the effects of acupuncture at the "Huatuojiaji (Extra)" point on the nerve root in a rat model of lumbar nerve root compression, compared with administration of meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.DESIGN, TIME AND SETTING: Randomized, controlled, molecular biology experiment, performed at the Experimental Center, Sixth People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University between September 2005 and April 2006.MATERIALS: Forty healthy adult Sprague Dawley rats of either gender were included in this study. The rats were randomly and evenly divided into the following four groups: normal control, model, acupuncture,and meloxicam groups. Lumbar nerve root compression was induced in rats in the model, acupuncture,and meloxicam groups by inserting a specially made silicon rubber slice at the juncture of the L5 nerve root and the dural sac. The acupuncture needle (pattern number N3030, 30#, 1.5 inch) was purchased from Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, China. IL-1 enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit was purchased from Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., USA.METHODS: The acupuncture group was acupunctured at the "Huatuojiaji" point, which is lateral to the compressed L5-6 nerve root, with an acupuncture depth of 0.5 cm. There were two treatment courses, each of involved seven 20-minute acupuncture sessions, one session a day. The meloxicam group was administered intragastrically 3.75 mg/kg meloxicam (5 mg meloxicam/10 mL physiological saline). Rats in the normal control group and model group received an

  3. A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point on pre-operative anxiety levels in neurosurgical patients.

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    Wiles, M D; Mamdani, J; Pullman, M; Andrzejowski, J C

    2017-03-01

    Pre-operative anxiety is an unpleasant state of psychological distress that occurs in up to 87% of patients awaiting neurosurgical procedures. Sedative medication is undesirable in this population due to the need for early postoperative neurological assessment. Acupuncture has previously been shown to reduce pre-operative anxiety, but studies involving neurosurgical patients are lacking. This single-centre, prospective, randomised controlled trial was designed to determine the effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang point) on pre-operative anxiety levels in neurosurgical patients. The study was prospectively registered before participant recruitment. After measuring baseline anxiety levels, 128 patients were randomly allocated in a 1:1 ratio by a web-based computer program to receive either acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point (acupuncture group) or no intervention (control group). Participants were not blinded, but all analyses were performed by a member of the research team who was unaware of the group allocation. The primary outcome measure was anxiety level after 30 min, as measured by the six-item short form of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (possible score range 20-80). Sixty-two patients in each group were subsequently analysed. Median (IQR [range]) anxiety State-Trait Anxiety Inventory score reduced significantly in the acupuncture group (46.7 (36.7-53.3 [23.3-70.0]) to 40.0 (30.0-46.7) [20.0-53.3]), p < 0.001), with no change seen in the control group (41.7 (33.3-53.3 [20.0-76.7]) to 43.3 (36.7-50.0 [20.0-76.7]), p = 0.829). There were no adverse events in either group. Acupuncture at the EX-HN3 point reduces pre-operative anxiety levels in patients awaiting neurosurgery.

  4. Acupuncture Points of Mathematical Education of Philosophers: Contexts of the Worldview of the New Century

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    Full Text Available The article examines the current state of the mathematical education of the students-philosophers that depends on language of the humanitarian mathematics, evidence of its statements and methodological problem of the cognition of the mathematical facts. One of important tasks of philosophy of mathematical education consists in motivation of the need for training mathematics of students-philosophers. The main criterion of the usefulness of mathematics for philosophers is revealed in the ways of justification of its truth and completeness of reasoning of mathematical statements. This reflects the attractiveness of mathematical knowledge for philosophers that is characterized by the fact that the truth is revealed along with a proof in mathematics. One of the main so-called “acupuncture points” of mathematical education of philosophers, as the author believes, is the language of modern mathematics. In General, the linguistic aspect is very important in modern science. The second “acupuncture point” of mathematical education of philosophers is the level of evidence claims. Third, according to the author, is responsible for knowledge of mathematical truths, is involved in not only our existence, but also transcendental knowledge. In the context of philosophy of the future of modern civilization, mathematics is indispensable as a necessary element of scientific and philosophical picture of the world. To support the conclusions the author draws a broad philosophical and scientific context.

  5. Downrange Acupuncture

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    Downrange Acupuncture Robert L. Koffman, MD, Capt, US Navy* ABSTRACT Robert L. Koffman, MD, Capt, US Navy, reports his experiences using acupuncture ...satisfaction that acupuncture provides in the broad range of military medicine and psychiatry. Key Words: Acupuncture , Auricular, Battlefield, Trauma, PTSD...Medical Institute (HMI; in Berkeley, CA) military acupuncture program, and, in December, deployed to Afghanistan. My official assignment took me to

  6. Influence of Scalp Point-through-point Acupuncture on 200 kDa Neurofilament Protein in Rats with Acute Cerebral Infarction

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    李红颖; 朱文增; 东贵荣; 王凤军; 客蕊

    2007-01-01

    目的:研究头穴透刺对急性脑梗死大鼠神经丝蛋白-200(NF-200)的影响,探讨针刺对脑梗死大鼠神经可塑性影响的机制.方法:将健康雄性Wistar大鼠随机分为假手术组(A组)、模型组(B组)、针刺组(C组).通过建立大鼠局灶性脑缺血模型(MCAO),用逆转录-聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR)法,测定以上各组在7 d、14 d、28 d不同时间点NF200 mRNA变化情况.结果:头穴透刺组脑组织NF-200的表达与假手术组、造模组相比差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);而在不同时间窗内头穴透刺组,模型组与假手术组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).表明头穴透刺可以促进脑组织神经丝蛋白-200的表达.结论:头穴透刺能够提高脑缺血后神经功能,促进肢体功能恢复,增加神经丝蛋白-200的表达,发挥对脑组织神经细胞可塑性的调节作用.%Objective: To investigate the effect of scalp point-through-point acupuncture on 200 kDa neurofilament protein (NF-200) in rats with acute cerebral infarction and explore its mechanism on nerve plasticity in cerebral infarction rats. Methods: Healthy male Wistar rats were randomly allocated to sham operation (Group A), model (Group B) and acupuncture (Group C) groups. A rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model of cerebral ischemia was made. NF-200 mRNA was measured by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in each group on the 7th, 14th and 28th days. Results: The cerebral expression of NF-200 in group C was significantly different from those in groups A and B (P<0.05); there was a significant difference between groups C and B or A at different time windows (P<0.01),indicating that scalp point-through-point acupuncture could improve the cerebral expression of NF-200. Conclusion: Scalp point-through-point acupuncture can improve neural function,promote the recovery of limb function and increase the expression of NF-200 after cerebral ischemia, exerting a regulative effect on

  7. Changes in the spectral composition of animal-brain electrical activity under the influence of nonthermal millimeter-wave radiation on acupuncture points

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    The frequency spectra (0-26 Hz) of electrograms (EG) of the preoptic region of the hypothalamus were studied in chronic experiments on nine awake rabbits under the influence of nonthermal millimeter-bank (55-75 GHz) electromagnetic fields on various acupuncture points: (I) the auricular {open_quotes}heart{close_quotes} point (after F. G. Portnov); (II) the cranial acupoint (TR-20; the {open_quotes}hypothalamus{close_quotes} point after R. Voll); and (III) the {open_quotes}longevity{close_quotes} acupoint (E-36). Irradiation of point I was accompanied by significant suppression of hypothalamic electrical activity at 5 and 16 Hz and enhancement at 7-8, 12, and 26 Hz. Irradiation of point II, and III were, respectively, 31%, 21%, and 5% (p < 0.05, U-criterion). These results suggest that acupuncture points I and II are more sensitive to millimeter-band radiation than is point III. The presence of individual characteristics of the effects and their change after stress to sign inversion were shown in rat experiments in which the acupuncture points were irradiated.

  8. Multi-Acupuncture Point Injections and Their Anatomical Study in Relation to Neck and Shoulder Pain Syndrome (So-Called Katakori) in Japan.

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    Terayama, Hayato; Yamazaki, Hajime; Kanazawa, Teruhisa; Suyama, Kaori; Tanaka, Osamu; Sawada, Makoto; Ito, Miho; Ito, Kenji; Akamatsu, Tadashi; Masuda, Ritsuko; Suzuki, Toshiyasu; Sakabe, Kou

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    Katakori is a symptom name that is unique to Japan, and refers to myofascial pain syndrome-like clinical signs in the shoulder girdle. Various methods of pain relief for katakori have been reported, but in the present study, we examined the clinical effects of multi-acupuncture point injections (MAPI) in the acupuncture points with which we empirically achieved an effect, as well as the anatomical sites affected by liquid medicine. The subjects were idiopathic katakori patients (n = 9), and three cadavers for anatomical investigation. BL-10, GB-21, LI-16, SI-14, and BL-38 as the WHO notation were selected as the acupuncture point. Injections of 1 mL of 1% w/v mepivacaine were introduced at the same time into each of these points in the patients. Assessment items were the Pain Relief Score and the therapeutic effect period. Dissections were centered at the puncture sites of cadavers. India ink was similarly injected into each point, and each site that was darkly-stained with India ink was evaluated. Katakori pain in the present study was significantly reduced by MAPI. Regardless of the presence or absence of trigger points, pain was significantly reduced in these cases. Dark staining with India ink at each of the points in the anatomical analysis was as follows: BL-10: over the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and rectus capitis posterior major muscle fascia; GB-21: over the supraspinatus muscle fascia; LI-16: over the supraspinatus muscle fascia; SI-14: over the rhomboid muscle fascia; and BL-38: over the rhomboid muscle fascia. The anatomical study suggested that the drug effect was exerted on the muscles above and below the muscle fascia, as well as the peripheral nerves because the points of action in acupuncture were darkly-stained in the spaces between the muscle and the muscle fascia.

  9. Multi-Acupuncture Point Injections and Their Anatomical Study in Relation to Neck and Shoulder Pain Syndrome (So-Called Katakori in Japan.

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    Hayato Terayama

    Full Text Available Katakori is a symptom name that is unique to Japan, and refers to myofascial pain syndrome-like clinical signs in the shoulder girdle. Various methods of pain relief for katakori have been reported, but in the present study, we examined the clinical effects of multi-acupuncture point injections (MAPI in the acupuncture points with which we empirically achieved an effect, as well as the anatomical sites affected by liquid medicine. The subjects were idiopathic katakori patients (n = 9, and three cadavers for anatomical investigation. BL-10, GB-21, LI-16, SI-14, and BL-38 as the WHO notation were selected as the acupuncture point. Injections of 1 mL of 1% w/v mepivacaine were introduced at the same time into each of these points in the patients. Assessment items were the Pain Relief Score and the therapeutic effect period. Dissections were centered at the puncture sites of cadavers. India ink was similarly injected into each point, and each site that was darkly-stained with India ink was evaluated. Katakori pain in the present study was significantly reduced by MAPI. Regardless of the presence or absence of trigger points, pain was significantly reduced in these cases. Dark staining with India ink at each of the points in the anatomical analysis was as follows: BL-10: over the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle and rectus capitis posterior major muscle fascia; GB-21: over the supraspinatus muscle fascia; LI-16: over the supraspinatus muscle fascia; SI-14: over the rhomboid muscle fascia; and BL-38: over the rhomboid muscle fascia. The anatomical study suggested that the drug effect was exerted on the muscles above and below the muscle fascia, as well as the peripheral nerves because the points of action in acupuncture were darkly-stained in the spaces between the muscle and the muscle fascia.

  10. [Acupuncture: quo vadis?].

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    Bäcker, M; Tao, I; Dobos, G J

    2006-03-10

    On the current discussion about efficacy and "point-specificity" of the needle therapy To improve the evidence base for acupuncture in pain treatment the German health insurance initiated the so called "Acupuncture randomised trials (ART)" and "German Acupuncture Trials" (GERAC) with a sample size of 300 (ART) and 1000 (GERAC) patients, providing a new dimension in acupuncture research. These studies have yielded data, which indicate that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of migraine, tension type headache, osteoarthritis of the knee and chronic low back pain. For the two latter indications acupuncture showed an even higher therapeutic response rate than conventional standard treatment. In migraine acupuncture showed an effect comparable to pharmacological treatment. The studies moreover indicate that the relevance of point-specific effects may have been overestimated concerning some indications. This article discusses the results of ART and GERAC, based on differentiating the mechanisms of action in acupuncture therapy. It is shown that the current data neither support the postulate of a "no-matter-where acupuncture" nor the irrefutability of the theorems of Chinese Medicine. Future studies will have to determine more precisely the mechanism by which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture is mediated. Furthermore, it will be necessary to find out more clearly in what diseases the location of needling represents the crucial part of the treatment and in what diseases rather different factors, like the intensity of stimulation or the doctor-patient interaction, are more relevant for the therapeutic effect. Research into acupuncture is still at the beginning. For this reason it should be avoided to draw premature and untenable conclusions from the current data.

  11. Acupuncture treatment of migraine with acupuncture point features and the distribution law%中医针灸治疗偏头痛的用穴特点和配穴规律

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    李春香

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the characteristics and the law of acupoint selection for treating migraine with acupuncture and moxibustion.Methods: Collected in January 2008 and 2015 January during the acupuncture treatment of migraine clinical reports, using data mining technology of meridians and acupoints to be analyzed, and summarizes the distribution rules of acupoints.Results:Through the study of clinical reports shows, gallbladder meridian application frequency highest, frequency of acupoints, string and wind hole, rate valley points, Fengchi appeared most frequently.Conclusion: Through the analysis of the data mining technology in the clinical report about the traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment of migraine, we can choose acupuncture point, which is mainly based on the theory of meridians and collaterals.%目的:探讨分析中医针灸治疗偏头痛的用穴特点与配穴规律。方法搜集2008年1月—2015年1月期间有关中医针灸治疗偏头痛的临床报道,采用数据挖掘技术对常用经脉、穴位予以分析,同时总结配穴规律。结果通过对临床报道的研究可知,胆经穴应用频率最高,就腧穴频次而言,丝竹空穴、率谷穴、风池穴出现次数最多。结论通过对有关中医针灸治疗偏头痛临床报道的数据挖掘技术分析可知,选择针灸穴位的时候,主要就是根据经络理论。

  12. [Teaching design of mastering scalp acupuncture fast].

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    Li, Jie; Niu, Wenmin

    2016-05-01

    Scalp acupuncture is a method of treating whole-body diseases. The author takes the easy positioning of scalp acupuncture as starting point, covers the positioning of scalp acupuncture and needle insertion points, acupuncture manipulation and the selection of acupoints, so as to introduce the design of teaching the international standardized scalp acupuncture with texts and illustrations. The positions of scalp acupuncture are 4 lines in frontal area, 5 lines in parietal area, 2 lines in temporal area and 3 lines in occipital area. The needle insertion angle is 30° to the skin. Acupoints can be selected crossly and correspondingly in clinic.

  13. Survey on Acupuncture Treatment of Urinary Calculus and Renal Colic

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    HUANG Qin-feng; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Analyzed 74 articles relevant to urinary calculus and renal colic. The statistics found that the commonly used therapies were needling, acupuncture and moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, acupoint-injection,ear-point application, ear acupuncture, wrist-ankle acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, acupressure and combined acupuncture methods. The common acupoints that were used over 1,400 times in more than 12 articles were Shenshu ( BL 23 ), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), Zusanli ( ST 36),Zhongji (CV 3), and Jingmen (GB 25).

  14. Distal Traditional Acupuncture Points of the Large Intestinal Meridian and the Stomach Meridian Differently Affect Heart Rate Variability and Oxygenation of the Trapezius Muscle

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    Yukiko Shiro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Physicians in traditional Chinese medicine have found that acupoints and meridians have effects on specific parts of the body. The aim of this study was to see how acupressure at distal acupuncture points of a specific meridian affects heart rate variability (HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle. Forty-one female participants were randomly allocated to three groups. Subjects in the Stomach Meridian acupuncture point (ST group received acupressure at ST 34, ST 36, and ST 41, subjects in the Large Intestinal Meridian acupuncture point (LI group received acupressure at LI 4, LI 10, and LI 11, and subjects in the control group did not receive any stimuli. HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscles were measured. The high frequency components of HRV in the control and LI groups tended to be higher than those in the ST group. Total hemoglobin in the control and LI groups eventually reached significantly higher levels than in the ST group. While oxyhemoglobin (ΔO2Hb in the control and LI groups did not change, ΔO2Hb in the ST significantly decreased temporarily.

  15. INFLUENCE OF LOCAL INFILITRATION ANESTHESIA OF SCALP-POINT ON ACUPUNCTURE INDUCED CHANGES OF CEREBRAL BLOOD PERFUSION DETECTED BY SPECT

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    郭长春; 王凡; 贾少微

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To observe the influence of local infiltration anesthesia at the scalp-point on acupuncture stimulation induced changes of cerebral blood perfusion in the brain. Methods: Experiments were conducted in 10 healthy volunteer subjects (8 males and 2 females) who were ordered to take a lying position on a specific bed with their heads keeping in a fixed position. Scalp-point used was Motor Area (MS 6). The first syringe needle (gauge-5) was inserted into the scalp from the upper 1/5 of MS-6 and the second syringe needle inserted into the scalp from the middle 2/5 of MS-6 and advanced downward, with the two needles connected to a HAN's Therapeutic Apparatus. Images of the brain were then taken before and after electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation, and after local injection of 1% lidocaine [mixed with epinephrine (1∶200,000, 3 mL)] plus EA by using Siemens ECAM/ICON Single Photo Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT). Intravenous injection of Ethyl cysteinate dimmer 555 MBq was performed before displaying cerebral images. Data of blood functional changing rat (BFCR%) were analyzed quantitatively using a mathematic model. Results: Before EA stimulation, the blood perfusion and function of cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglion and cerebellum on both sides of the brain were basically symmetry. Following EA of MS-6, BFCR% of the contralateral thalamus, parietal lobe and the frontal lobe increased significantly. Following local infiltration anesthesia, BFCR% of the contralatral thalamus declined markedly (P<0.05). The results of quantitative analysis were in agreement with those of visual observation. Conclusion: Local infiltration anesthesia of the scalp-point can significantly weaken or block EA stimulation induced changes of BFCR%.

  16. Exploration of Regularities in Point Selection for Acupuncture Treatment of Parkinson Disease%针灸治疗帕金森病选穴规律的探讨

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    任泓宇; 王兴兴; 郑禹; 黄泳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze recent 30 years’ regularities in point selection for acupuncture treatment of Parkinson disease and provide reference for its treatment. Methods Parkinson disease, parkinsonism and acupuncture were used as key words. Recent 30 years’ Chinese literature was searched using Wanfang, CNKI, VIP and Chinese biomedical literature database. Selection of main acupoints and scalp acupuncture points, syndrome differentiation-based point selection and meridian tropism of main acupoints were metrologically studied. Results The Du meridian, the large intestine meridian and the gallbladder meridian were mainly selected for acupuncture treatment of Parkinson disease. Taichong(LR3), Baihui(GV20), Hegu(LI4) and Fengchi(GB20) were used as main points. Chorea-tremor control area, motor area and parietotemporal anterior oblique line were often selected as main scalp acupuncture points. Fenglong (ST40), Qihai(CV6), Sanyinjiao(SP6), Yinlingquan(SP9) and Zusanli(ST36) were often used according to syndrome differentiation-based point selection. Conclusion Modern acupuncture doctors select Taichong(LR3), Baihui(GV20), Hegu(LI4) and Fengchi(GB20) as main points, often use scalp acupuncture points and combine points mainly from the Du meridian according to syndrome differentiation in the treatment of Parkinson disease.%目的:对近30年针灸治疗帕金森病的取穴规律进行分析,为帕金森病的针灸治疗提供参考。方法以“帕金森病”、“震颤麻痹”、“针灸”等为关键词,通过万方、中国知网、维普、中国生物医学文献数据库对近30年中文文献进行检索,并进行主穴、头针头穴的选用、辨证选穴、主穴归经等方面的计量学研究。结果针灸治疗帕金森病主要以督脉、大肠经、胆经等经脉为主,以太冲、百会、合谷、风池等穴位为主穴;头针头穴常选用舞蹈震颤控制区、运动区等。辨证取穴常用丰隆、气海、三阴交、

  17. Clinical research on abdominal acupuncture plus conventional acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

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    Meng, Chang-rong; Fan, Li; Fu, Wen-bin

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To probe the therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture plus conventional acupuncture on knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: PEMS3.1 software was used. The 105 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly divided into an abdominal acupuncture group, a conventional acupuncture group...... and a combined group (abdominal acupuncture plus conventional acupuncture). For the abdominal acupuncture group, the abdominal acupuncture was performed at Zhongwan (CV 12), Guanyuan (CV 4), Wailing (ST 26), Daheng (SP 15), Lower Rheumatism point and Qipang with needles retained for 30 minutes....... For the conventional acupuncture group, the acupuncture was practiced at Neixiyan (EX-LE4) and Dubi (ST 35) of the affected limb, Yanglingquan (GB 34), Liangqiu (ST 34), Xuehai (SP 10) and Xiyangguan (GB 33). For the combined group, both methods were applied. Treatment was given once a day, 6 times a week, for 4 weeks...

  18. Comparison of the Digital Point Pressure and Massage on Meridians with Acupuncture

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    LU Yanan

    2009-01-01

    @@ Professor ZHANG Tao, a national-noted TCM physician in Guanganmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, has rich experience in the treatment of orthopedic and traumatic diseases.The author fortunately had a chance to work with Professor ZHANG during his advanced studies in 1999, and used the digital point pressure and massage on meridians in clinic and obtained a very satisfactory result.1-2 The digital point pressure-massage on meridians is also termed as the "finger needle" therapy, "finger pressure" therapy and "digital point pressure" therapy.

  19. Neurotrophins and acupuncture.

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    Manni, Luigi; Albanesi, Marcello; Guaragna, Morena; Barbaro Paparo, Samuele; Aloe, Luigi

    2010-10-28

    The aim of this review is to report recent findings and ongoing studies on the effects of acupuncture on endogenous biological mediators, in particular on neurotrophins such as nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique and is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Western descriptions of the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on pain, inflammation, motor dysfunction, mood disorders, and seizures are based on the stimulation of several classes of sensory afferent fibers and the consequent activation of physiological processes similar to those resulting from physical exercise or deep massage. The established research on the neuro-physiological correlates of acupuncture has pointed towards endogenous opioids as the principal biological mediators of the therapeutic actions of this ancient technique. More recently, several classes of molecules, such as neurotransmitters, cytokines and growth factors, have also been identified as possible mediators for specific acupuncture effects. This review will focus on the links between acupuncture and a class of growth factors known as neurotrophins (NTs), which are the main mediators of neural activity, plasticity and repair following neurodegeneration and/or traumatic injury. A special emphasis will be placed on the work of our laboratory investigating the role of nerve growth factor (NGF), the prototypical member of the neurotrophin family, as a mediator of acupuncture effects in the central nervous system (CNS) and as a modulator of sensory and autonomic activity.

  20. Treatment of 36 Cases of Epistaxis with Hydro-acupuncture at Ear Points

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    宋桂红; 张强; 崔学军

    2010-01-01

    @@ Epistaxis is a common disease in the clinic with a little blood in mild cases and persistent bleeding in severe cases.Although blood could be stopped with routine treatment,some cases have recurrent attacks.The authors had treated 36 nosebleed cases with point injections of vitamin K3.It is reported as follows.

  1. Study on the Regulatory Effect of Electro-acupuncture on Hegu Point(LI4)in Cerebral Response with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    WANG Wei; LIU Ling; ZHI Xin; HUANG Jin-bai; LIU Ding-xi; WANG Hua; KONG Xiang-quan; XU Hai-bo

    2007-01-01

    Objective:To study,through blood oxygen level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging(BOLD fMRI),the cerebral activated areas evoked by electro-acupuncturing (EA) the right Hegu point (LI4) or non-acupoint points on the face,and through comparing their similarities and differences,to speculate on the specific cerebral areas activated by stimulating LI4,for exploring the mechanism of its effect in potential clinical application.Methods:EA was applied at volunteers' right LI4(of 9 subjects in the LI4 group)and facial non-acupoint points (of 5 subjects in the control group),and whole brain 3-dimensional T1 anatomical imaging of high resolution 1×1×1 mm3 used was performed with clustered stimulatory mode adopted by BOLD fMRI.Pretreatment and statistical t-test were conducted on the data by SPM2 software,then the statistical parameters were superimposed to the 3-dimensional anatomical imaging.Results:Data from 3 testees of the 9 subjects in the LI4 group were given up eventually because they were unfit to the demand due to different causes such as movement of patients' location or machinery factors.Statistical analysis showed that signal activation or deactivation was found in multiple cerebral areas in 6 subjects of LI4 group and 5 subjects of the control group(P<0.01).In the LI4 group,the areas which showed signal activation were:midline nuclear group of thalamus,left supra marginal gyrus,left supra temporal gyrus,right precuneous lobe,bilateral temporal pole,left precentral gyrus and left cerebellum;those which showed signal deactivation were:bilateral hippocampus,parahippocampal gyrus,amygdala body area,rostral side/audal side of cingulate gyrus,prefrontal lobe and occipital lobe as well as left infratemporal gyrus.In the control group,areas which showed signal activation were:bilateral frontal lobe,postcentral gyrus,Reil's island lobe,primary somato-sensory cortex,cingulate gyrus,superior temporal gyrus,occipital cuneiform gyrus and/or precuneus gyrus

  2. Chinese Acupuncture Expert System (CAES)-a useful tool to practice and learn medical acupuncture.

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    Lam, Chi Fai David; Leung, Kwong Sak; Heng, Pheng Ann; Lim, Chi Eung Danforn; Wong, Felix Wu Shun

    2012-06-01

    This paper describes the development of a Chinese Acupuncture Expert System (CAES) that will assist the learning and practice of medical acupuncture. This was the development of a Chinese Acupuncture Expert System which incorporated eight functional modules. These modules were 1) Add Patient Record subsystem; 2) Diagnosis subsystem ; 3) Acupuncture Prescription subsystem ; 4) Needle Insertion Position Animation subsystem ; 5) Acupuncture Points Usage Statistic subsystem ; 6) History Query subsystem; 7) Acupuncture Points Query subsystem and 8) Diagnosis Remarks and Diagnosis Record Save subsystem. Two databases were built-Patient Record database and Diagnosis (Acupuncture) Knowledge database. All the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) knowledge and acupuncture treatment prescriptions were extracted from officially used TCM textbooks and received guidance and expert advice from two acupuncturists working in this project. A Chinese Acupuncture Expert System (CAES) was built, which after the input from users of any Chinese disease symptoms and signs, it can provide a list of related TCM syndrome diagnoses based on the patients' disease symptoms and signs, and at the same time it can offer advice of the appropriate Chinese acupuncture treatment to the users. CAES also provided text descriptions and acupuncture animations showing the acupoint locations and the direction and depth of the needle insertion technique. Therefore users can easily learn acupuncture and practice it. This new acupuncture expert system will hopefully provide an easy way for users to learn and practice Chinese Acupuncture and establish its usefulness after it was fully evaluated.

  3. Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture versus Sham Acupuncture: a Systematic Review

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    Carlos, Luís; da Cruz, Lóris Aparecida Prado; Leopoldo, Vanessa Cristina; de Campos, Fabrício Ribeiro; de Almeida, Ana Maria; Silveira, Renata Cristina de Campos Pereira

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective: to identify and synthesize the evidence from randomized clinical trials that tested the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture in relation to sham acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in menopausal women with breast cancer. Method: systematic review guided by the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration. Citations were searched in the following databases: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and LILACS. A combination of the following keywords was used: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, and vasomotor symptoms. Results: a total of 272 studies were identified, five of which were selected and analyzed. Slight superiority of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture was observed; however, there were no strong statistical associations. Conclusions: the evidence gathered was not sufficient to affirm the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture. PMID:27533271

  4. Effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture versus Sham Acupuncture: a Systematic Review

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: to identify and synthesize the evidence from randomized clinical trials that tested the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture in relation to sham acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in menopausal women with breast cancer. Method: systematic review guided by the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration. Citations were searched in the following databases: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and LILACS. A combination of the following keywords was used: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, and vasomotor symptoms. Results: a total of 272 studies were identified, five of which were selected and analyzed. Slight superiority of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture was observed; however, there were no strong statistical associations. Conclusions: the evidence gathered was not sufficient to affirm the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture.

  5. Cases of Phantom Limb Pain were Cured by Acupuncturing "Sitan Points "%针刺四天穴治疗幻肢痛验案

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    蒋荣民; 曲由

    2012-01-01

    With the increase in amputees, phantom limb pain patients have increased the number of patients under the action of various factors. The method of acupuncturing "Stian Points" for phantom limb pain is significant effect, it's simple and worthy of promotion.%各种因素下,随着截肢患者的增多,幻肢痛患者的人数也随之增加.针刺“四天穴”治疗幻肢痛疗效显著,简便易行,值得推广.

  6. 针灸治疗面瘫选穴研究进展探究%Research Progress of Point Selection of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Facial Paralysis

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    程俊慧; 王芳方

    2016-01-01

    选取50例患者资料进行治疗前后的对比分析,并针对面瘫的类型以及常用的选穴方式进行系统的整理、综述,尝试探究未来的发展趋势。%50 cases of patients'data before and after treatment were selected,compared,and analyzed. Then attempted to explore the development trend of acupuncture in the treatment of facial paralysis in the fu-ture according to the types of facial paralysis and common way of point selection.

  7. The Design of Searching Bodies' Acupuncture Point for Chinese Massage Robot%中医按摩机器人人体穴位寻找功能设计

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    杜光月; 鲁守银; 张化凯

    2011-01-01

    Based on learning function in Neural Network theory and taking the project of Chinese medicine massage robot as background,this paper mainly designed and realized the function of searching bodies' Acupuncture point for Chinese massage robot. Neural Network theory is an important part of Intelligent Control theory, which is the theory to realize the intelligence of massage robot. According to the theory of Proportional Unit on body in traditional Chinese medicine, several bodies' Acupuncture point coordinates were measured by Three-Coordinate measuring instrument. Program training of the data was taken by MATLAB according to samples of Acupuncture point coordinates. Inputting another's noii-train-ing data into testing program, all coordinates can be got, and locating was realized for manipulator. In this way, the automatic function of searching Acupuncture point coordinates can be realized.%以中医按摩机器人项目为背景,基于神经网络理论中的学习功能,设计实现按摩机器人在人体穴位寻找方面的功能.神经网络理论是智能控制理论的一部分重要的内容,是实现中医按摩机器人的智能化的理论基础.根据传统中医中对于穴位同身寸的说法,利用三维坐标测量仪测量若干人体穴位坐标数据,以其中的几个穴位坐标数据为样本,并用MATLAB进行数据的编程训练.在测试程序中输入另一个人体的几个基本坐标,就可以推导出其本人的其他穴位坐标,实现为机械手的按摩定位.实现按摩机器人的自动寻找穴位的功能.

  8. ACUPUNCTURE:A DEVELOPING SCIENCE Chapter One of International Course of Acupuncturology

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    HUANG Long-xiang

    2004-01-01

    @@ Introduction Acupuncture, an integral component of traditional Chinese medicine, is also categorized as a branch of medical science in China. The basic elements of acupuncture are acupuncture theory, acupuncture point indications, acupuncture techniques, and fundamentals of acupuncture therapeutics. The development of acupuncture along scientific lines and the growth of interdisciplinary investigations into the scientific basis of acupuncture have led over recent decades to a refinement and elaboration of acupuncture theory and practice. In the following pages and chapters, we will explore new and deeper formulations of meridian theory, point location, indications and contraindications of acupuncture points, acupuncture techniques and needling manipulation, the selection and combination of acupuncture points, and prescriptions for various conditions and disorders.

  9. 厌食散配合刺四缝穴治疗小儿厌食症%Treatment of Children Anorexia with Anorexia San and Acupuncture Sifeng Point

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    谢彬; 沈红岩

    2011-01-01

    目的:探寻治疗小儿厌食症的有效方法.方法:将156例患儿随机分为治疗组和对照组各78例,对照组仅采用刺四缝穴治疗,治疗组采用口服厌食散(辽宁中医药大学附属医院院内制剂)配合剌四缝穴,疗程均为2周.结果:治疗组总有效率100%,优于对照组的92.3%(P<0.05).结论:厌食散配合刺四缝穴治疗小儿厌食症安全、有效、简单、经济,值得临床推广使用.%Objective: To explore an effective way to treat children anorexia.Methods: The 156 patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group 78 patients, control group treated with points Sifeng, treatment group were anorexia san and acupuncture Sifeng point.Groups are 2 weeks as a course of treatment.Results: The total effective rate is 100% in treatment group and 92.3% in control group, the difference has statistical significance(P<0.05).Conclusion: Anorexia san and acupuncture sifeng point in treating children anorexia were safe, effective, simple, economical, should be widely applied.

  10. 温针夹脊穴治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效观察%Clinical curative effect observation on treating lumbar disc herniation with warm acupuncture in Jiaji point

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    易建良; 袁锦波; 杨帆; 冯新国; 刘晓敏

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture on treating lumbar disc herniation and compare the curative effect difference between warm acupuncture and simple acupuncture. Methods:62 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into acupuncture group and warm acupuncture, 31 for each. Both groups were select bilateral Shenyu point, Jiaji point and the affected side Huantiao, Weizhong, Ashi point, 1 time a day, 10 times for 1 course. Changes of low back pain score (JOA score) and the McGill pain scale score between two groups were observed before and after treatment. Results:After treatment, JOA scores of two groups were significantly increased (P<0.01), the McGill Pain Questionnaire scores were significantly decreased (all P<0.01), warm acupuncture group in improving JOA scores and lower VAS score better than the acupuncture group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation is safe and effective, compared with conventional acupuncture group, warm acupuncture in improving the pain threshold of patients has more significant effect.%目的:观察针灸治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效,比较温针及单纯针刺的疗效差异。方法:将计入统计的62例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为针刺组和温针组,每组31例。均取双侧肾俞、夹脊穴及患侧环跳、委中、阿是穴,1次/d,10次为1个疗程。观察两组治疗前后下腰痛评分标准(JOA评分)及McGill疼痛量表评分变化情况。结果:两组患者治疗后JOA评分均明显上升(P<0.01),McGill疼痛量表各项评分均明显下降(均P<0.01),且温针组在提高JOA评分和降低VAS评分方面优于针刺组(P<0.05)。结论:温针治疗腰椎间盘突出症安全有效,与常规针刺组相比,其在提高患者痛阈方面疗效更加显著。

  11. 针灸减肥取穴方法的临床分析%Clinical analysis of acupuncture point method for weight loss

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    王丽莉; 王晨

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析探讨针灸减肥取穴方法及针灸减肥效果。方法:选取笔者医院2014年2月-2015年4月门诊收治的单纯性肥胖患者67例为本组研究对象,所有患者均行针灸减肥治疗,其中胃肠实热型16例,肝郁气滞型17例,脾虚湿盛型16例,气虚血瘀型18例,观察四种证型单纯性肥胖针灸减肥的取穴方法以及针灸减肥效果。结果:腧穴选取频率最高为15.2%,四种证型针灸减肥治疗后疗效差异显著(P<0.05);治疗后患者BMI值、体重均显著低于治疗前(P<0.01)。结论:对单纯性肥胖患者实施针灸减肥,能够有效降低患者的体重与BMI,四种证型单纯性肥胖患者中,胃肠实热型与肝郁气滞型疗效显著。%Objective To analyze the acupuncture reduce weight find method and the effect of acupuncture weight loss. Methods We selected 67 cases of simple obesity patients admitted in our hospital outpatient for the object of study,from February 2014 to April 2014.All patients were performed acupuncture weight loss treatment,including gastrointestinal real hot type( 16 cases),liver depression belt type(17 cases),spleen deficiency wet type(16 cases),and qi deficiency and blood stasis type(18 cases),observed the acupuncture point method,and the weight loss effect of acupuncture. Results The highest selected frequency was acupoints(15.2%);4 acupuncture weight loss treatment differences in efficacy significantly(P<0.05);after treatment the BMI and weight of patients were significantly lower than before treatment(P<0.01). Conclusion For patients with simple obesity acupuncture weight loss,can effectively reduce the patients'weight and BMI;4 types of syndrome types in patients with simple obesity,gastrointestinal real hot type and liver depression type gas with curative effect is remarkable.

  12. Acupuncture therapy related cardiac injury.

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    Li, Xue-feng; Wang, Xian

    2013-12-01

    Cardiac injury is the most serious adverse event in acupuncture therapy. The causes include needling chest points near the heart, the cardiac enlargement and pericardial effusion that will enlarge the projected area on the body surface and make the proper depth of needling shorter, and the incorrect needling method of the points. Therefore, acupuncture practitioners must be familiar with the points of the heart projected area on the chest and the correct needling methods in order to reduce the risk of acupuncture therapy related cardiac injury.

  13. Acupuncture-induced haemothorax: a rare iatrogenic complication of acupuncture.

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    Karavis, Miltiades Y; Argyra, Erifili; Segredos, Venieris; Yiallouroy, Aneza; Giokas, Georgios; Theodosopoulos, Thedosios

    2015-06-01

    This paper reports a rare iatrogenic complication of acupuncture-induced haemothorax and comments on the importance and need for special education of physicians and physiotherapists in order to apply safe and effective acupuncture treatment. A 37-year-old healthy woman had a session of acupuncture treatments for neck and right upper thoracic non-specific musculoskeletal pain, after which she gradually developed dyspnoea and chest discomfort. After some delay while trying other treatment, she was eventually transferred to the emergency department where a chest X-ray revealed a right pneumothorax and fluid collection. She was admitted to hospital and a chest tube inserted into the right hemithorax (under ultrasound guidance) drained 800 mL of bloody fluid (haematocrit (Hct) 17.8%) in 24 h and 1200 mL over the following 3 days. Her blood Hct fell from 39.0% to 30.8% and haemoglobin from 12.7 to 10.3 g/dL. The patient recovered completely and was discharged after 9 days of hospitalisation. When dyspnoea, chest pain and discomfort occur during or after an acupuncture treatment, the possibility of secondary (traumatic) pneumo- or haemopneumothorax should be considered and the patient should remain under careful observation (watchful waiting) for at least 48 h. To maximise the safety of acupuncture, specific training should be given for the safe use of acupuncture points of the anterior and posterior thoracic wall using dry needling, trigger point acupuncture or other advanced acupuncture techniques.

  14. Anatomo-Functional Correlation between Head Zones and Acupuncture Channels and Points: A Comparative Analysis from the Perspective of Neural Therapy

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    Martha Liliana Beltrán Molano

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Neural therapy and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM are part of complementary and alternative medicine in western world. Both of them share characteristics in diagnosis and therapeutics in search of changes in tenderness, pain, and skin stiffness related to visceral disease, as well as therapeutic procedures with specific stimuli on the skin that generate local, segmental, or remote reactions. Head zones explain segmental viscerocutaneous relations in neural therapy; however, interference fields and remote reactions after infiltration of local anesthetic go beyond this segmental distribution. Methods. This descriptive research required review and analysis of texts of Henry Head and traditional Chinese medicine. Results. Anatomical and functional relationships were found between Head zones in body, and head and neck with 14 acupuncture channels and their points. Anatomical areas of strong correlations were found: Head zones of heart and lung with heart and pericardium channels; Head zones of genitals with bladder and kidney channels. Strong functional relations between all Head zones, channels, and acupoints were found when following the pattern of segmental dermatomes; 235 acupuncture points were found in concordance.

  15. One Medicine, One Acupuncture

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    Narda G. Robinson

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available “One Acupuncture”, like “One Medicine”, has the potential to improve research quality and clinical outcomes. However, while human acupuncture point locations have remained largely consistent over time, the veterinary versions remain imprecise and variable. Establishing anatomical criteria for veterinary acupuncture atlases in keeping with the human template will create congruence across species, benefiting both research and practice. Anatomic criteria for points based on objectively verifiable structures will facilitate translational research. Functionally comparative innervation, in particular, should be similar between species, as the nerves initiate and mediate physiologic changes that result from point stimulation. If researchers choose points that activate different nerves in one species than in another, unpredictable outcomes may occur. Variability in point placement will impede progress and hamper the ability of researchers and clinicians to make meaningful comparisons across species. This paper reveals incongruities that remain between human and veterinary acupuncture points, illustrating the need to analyze anatomical characteristics of each point to assure accuracy in selecting transpositional acupuncture locations.

  16. Acupuncture and Acupressure in Labor.

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    Schlaeger, Judith M; Gabzdyl, Elizabeth M; Bussell, Jeanie L; Takakura, Nobuari; Yajima, Hiroyoshi; Takayama, Miho; Wilkie, Diana J

    2017-01-01

    Acupuncture and acupressure, 2 modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are based on reducing pain and symptoms of disease through balancing yin and yang. Acupuncture and acupressure have been used in China for reduction of labor pain, labor augmentation, and other intrapartum indications for more than 2 millennia. This article presents a review of the current literature that has addressed the effects of acupuncture and acupressure on intrapartum events. Studies of acupuncture have demonstrated that acupuncture may reduce labor pain, the use of pharmacologic agents, the use of forceps and vacuum-assisted births, and the length of labor. Studies that examined the effect of acupuncture on labor that is induced or augmented for premature rupture of membranes have found that acupuncture may increase the degree of cervical ripening but does not reduce the amount of oxytocin or epidural analgesia administration, nor does it shorten length of induced labor. Acupressure may reduce labor pain and labor duration, but acupressure has not been found to increase cervical ripening or induce labor. There are insufficient studies about acupuncture and acupressure and their effects on labor at this time, and there is need for further research. Areas of uncertainty include efficacy, optimal point selection, best techniques, and length of time for point stimulation.

  17. Heart Rate Variability and Hemodynamic Change in the Superior Mesenteric Artery by Acupuncture Stimulation of Lower Limb Points: A Randomized Crossover Trial

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    Soichiro Kaneko

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. We investigated the relationship between superior mesenteric artery blood flow volume (SMA BFV and autonomic nerve activity in acupuncture stimulation of lower limb points through heart rate variability (HRV evaluations. Methods. Twenty-six healthy volunteers underwent crossover applications of bilateral manual acupuncture stimulation at ST36 or LR3 or no stimulation. Heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac index, systemic vascular resistance index, SMA BFV, and HRV at rest and 30 min after the intervention were analyzed. Results. SMA BFV showed a significant increase after ST36 stimulation (0% to 14.1% ± 23.4%, P=0.007; very low frequency (VLF, high frequency (HF, low frequency (LF, and LF/HF were significantly greater than those at rest (0% to 479.4% ± 1185.6%, P=0.045; 0% to 78.9% ± 197.6%, P=0.048; 0% to 123.9% ± 217.1%, P=0.006; 0% to 71.5% ± 171.1%, P=0.039. Changes in HF and LF also differed significantly from those resulting from LR3 stimulation (HF: 78.9% ± 197.6% versus −18.2% ± 35.8%, P=0.015; LF: 123.9% ± 217.1% versus 10.6% ± 70.6%, P=0.013. Conclusion. Increased vagus nerve activity after ST36 stimulation resulted in increased SMA BFV. This partly explains the mechanism of acupuncture-induced BFV changes.

  18. Acupuncture Treatment for Spontaneous Polyhidrosis

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    WANG wei-zhi; ZHAO Liang

    2008-01-01

    objective;To compare the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and western medicine on spontaneous polyhidrosis.Methods;Acupuncture at Huatuojiaji points was used to treat 30 cases of spontaneous polyhidrosis and the western medicine was used treat 26 cases for comparison.Results;The total effective rate of the fomler was 96.7%and that of the latter 57.7%.The difference in therapeutic effect between the two groups was significant(P<0.01).Conclusion;The thempeutic effect of acupuncture at Huatuojiaji points on spontaneous polyhidrosis was better than that of western medicine.

  19. Moxibustion and other acupuncture point stimulation methods to treat breech presentation: a systematic review of clinical trials

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    Zhang Huirui

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Moxibustion, acupuncture and other acupoint stimulations are commonly used for the correction of breech presentation. This systematic review aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of moxibustion and other acupoint stimulations to treat breech presentation. Methods We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs and controlled clinical trials (CCTs on moxibustion, acupuncture or any other acupoint stimulating methods for breech presentation in pregnant women. All searches in PubMed, the Cochrane Library (2008 Issue 2, China National Knowledge Information (CNKI, Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP and WanFang Database ended in July 2008. Two authors extracted and analyzed the data independently. Results Ten RCTs involving 2090 participants and seven CCTs involving 1409 participants were included in the present study. Meta-analysis showed significant differences between moxibustion and no treatment (RR 1.35, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.51; 3 RCTs. Comparison between moxibustion and knee-chest position did not show significant differences (RR 1.30, 95% CI 0.95 to 1.79; 3 RCTs. Moxibustion plus other therapeutic methods showed significant beneficial effects (RR 1.36, 95% CI 1.21 to 1.54; 2 RCTs. Laser stimulation was more effective than assuming the knee-chest position plus pelvis rotating. Moxibustion was more effective than no treatment (RR 1.29, 95% CI 1.17 to 1.42; 2 CCTs but was not more effective than the knee-chest position treatment (RR 1.22, 95% CI 1.11 to 1.34; 2 CCTs. Laser stimulation at Zhiyin (BL67 was more effective than the knee-chest position treatment (RR 1.30, 95% CI 1.10 to 1.54; 2 CCTs,. Conclusion Moxibustion, acupuncture and laser acupoint stimulation tend to be effective in the correction of breech presentation.

  20. Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (II) : The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.

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    Fan, Arthur Yin; Xu, Jun; Li, Yong-Ming

    2017-02-01

    In the United States and other Western countries, dry needling has been a topic in academic and legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of dry needling versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professionals, administrators, policymakers, and the general public by providing the authoritative evidence and expertise regarding critical issues of dry needling and reaching a consensus. We conclude that Dr. Travell, Dr. Gunn, Dr. Baldry and others who have promoted dry needling by simply rebranding (1) acupuncture as dry needling and (2) acupuncture points as trigger points (dry needling points). Dry needling simply using English biomedical terms (especially using "fascia" hypothesis) in replace of their equivalent Chinese medical terms. Dry needling is an over-simplified version of acupuncture derived from traditional Chinese acupuncture except for emphasis on biomedical language when treating neuromuscularskeletal pain (dry needling promoters redefined it as "myofascial pain"). Trigger points belong to the category of Ashi acupuncture points in traditional Chinese acupuncture, and they are not a new discovery. By applying acupuncture points, dry needling is actually trigger point acupuncture, an invasive therapy (a surgical procedure) instead of manual therapy. Dr. Travell admitted to the general public that dry needling is acupuncture, and acupuncture professionals practice dry needling as acupuncture therapy and there are several criteria in acupuncture profession to locate trigger points as acupuncture points. Among acupuncture schools, dry needling practitioners emphasize acupuncture's local responses while other acupuncturists pay attention to the responses of both local, distal, and whole body responses. For patients' safety, dry needling practitioners should meet standards required for licensed acupuncturists and physicians.

  1. Thirty Cases of the Blood-Stasis Type Prolapse of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Treated by Acupuncture at the Xi (cleft) Point plus Herbal Intervention Injection

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    Zhuang Ziqi; Jiang Ganghui

    2008-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical therapeuric effects and explore the mechanism of acupuncture at the xi (cleft)points combined witll herbal intervention injection for treatment of prolapse of the lumbar intervertebral disc with TCM symptoms and signs of blood stasis.Methods:The 60 CaSeS in this series were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group,30 cases in each group.The patients in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture at Jiaji L4-S1,Waiqiu(GB 36),Weizhong(BL 40)and Xiaxi (GB 43)plus intervention injection of Gegensu Zhusheye(葛根素注射液 Puerarin Injectio).The patients of the control group were given the routine acupuncture combined with injection of Gegensu Zhusheye (葛根素注射液 Puerarin Injectio)into the Ashi points.The changes in interleukin-6(IL-6) and hempdynamics were observed before and after treatment in both the two groups.Resuits:The total therapeutic effect in the treatment group was obviously better(P<0.05)and the treatment course was obviously shorter than that of the control group(P<0.01).After the treatment,the total score,the visual analog scale(VAS)pain-evaluating score,and the score in straight-leg raising test were obviously improved in both the two groups,in which the improvement in the treatment group shown by the score in straight-leg raising test and the total score superior to that of the control group(P<0.05).The IL-6 level,red blood cell ratio,K value of blood sedimentation equation.and whole blood high shearing specific viscosity were improved in both the two groups.but the treatment group showed better improvement than that of the control group in the red blood cell ratio,K value of blood sedimentation,and IL-6 level(P<0.05 or P<0.01).Conclusions:The treatment group was superior to the control group in improvement of the symptoms and signs,the daily life ability,and in pain alleviation.The mechanism is possibly related witb the improvement in the IL-6 level and hemodynamic indexes

  2. Effectiveness of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture in idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

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    Cho, Seung-Yeon; Shim, So-Ra; Rhee, Hak Young; Park, Hi-Joon; Jung, Woo-Sang; Moon, Sang-Kwan; Park, Jung-Mi; Ko, Chang-Nam; Cho, Ki-Ho; Park, Seong-Uk

    2012-09-01

    This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture as adjuvant therapies for idiopathic Parkinson's disease. We recruited 43 adults with idiopathic Parkinson's disease who had been on a stable dose of antiparkinsonian medication for at least 1 month. They were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: acupuncture, bee venom acupuncture, or control. All participants were assessed using the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, the Parkinson's Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Berg Balance Scale, and the time and number of steps required to walk 30 m. Treatment groups underwent stimulation of 10 acupuncture points using acupuncture or bee venom acupuncture twice a week for 8 weeks. The initial assessment was repeated at the completion of treatment. The control group did not receive any treatment. Participants in the bee venom acupuncture group showed significant improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (total score, as well as parts II and III individually), the Berg Balance Scale, and the 30 m walking time. When compared to the control group, the bee venom acupuncture group experienced significantly greater improvement on the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. In the acupuncture group, the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (part III and total scores) and the Beck Depression Inventory showed significant improvement. The control group showed no significant changes in any outcome after 8 weeks. In this pilot study, both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture showed promising results as adjuvant therapies for Parkinson's disease.

  3. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON 36 CASES OF SCAPULOHUMERAL PERIARTHRITIS TREATED BY ABDOMINAL ACUPUNCTURE AND BODY-ACUPUNCTURE

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    睢明河

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To compare the therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture and simple body acupuncture in treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis. Methods: 68 cases of scapulohumeral periarthritis patients were randomly divided into abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture (AABA) group (n= 36) and simple body acupuncture (BA) group (n=32). In AABA group, abdominal acupuncture points used were Zhongwan(CV 12), Shangqu (KI 17) (on the healthy side) and Huaroumen-sanjiao (on the affected side); and body acupoints employed were Jianyu (LI 15), Jianliao(TE 14), Binao (LI 14), Quchi (LI 11), Waiguan (TE 5) and Hegu (LI 4) on the affected side. In BA group, the body acupoints used were the same to those mentioned above. The acupuncture needles were retained for 20 min. Acupuncture treatment was given once daily, with 10 sessions being a therapeutic course and the interval between two courses being one week. 2 courses of treatment were conducted altogether. Results: Following 2 courses of treatment, in AABA and BA groups, 6 (16.7%) and 1 (3.1%) cases were cured, 19 (52.8%) and 12 (37.5%) had remarkable improvement, 11 (30.6%) and 17 (53.1%) had improvement, 0 and 2 (6.25%) had no effect respectively. There was a significant difference between two groups in the therapeutic effect (P<0.05) .Conclusion: The therapeutic effect of abdominal acupuncture plus body acupuncture is superior to that of simple body acupuncture in treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis.

  4. Subcutaneous injection of thallium-201 chloride and gallium-67 citrate at acupuncture point K-3; An animal experiment and human-being study

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    Johg, Shiang-Bin; Wu, Chung-Chieng; Chen, Ming-Feng; Wu, Sheng-Nan (Kaohsiung Medical Coll., Taiwan (China))

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    Subcutaneous (SC) injection of [sup 99m]Tc pertechnetate ([sup 99m]Tc) at acupuncture points K-3 is a new method of lower-limb radionuclide venography. To investigate the mechanism of absorption of [sup 99m]Tc from SC injected sites into vascular system, various radioisotopes such as [sup 201]Tl chloride ([sup 201]Tl) and [sup 67]Ga citrate ([sup 67]Ga) were SC injected at K-3 points in animal and human-beings experiments. It was found that [sup 99m]Tc and [sup 201]Tl were absorbed rapidly from K-3 points through venous system and into whole body soft tissue. However, [sup 67]Ga with a larger effective ionic radius than [sup 201]Tl was not absorbed throughout the observation of 5 minutes. Furthermore, intravenous administration of digitalis, a Na[sup +]-K[sup +] pump blocker, did not inhibit the absorption of [sup 99m]Tc and [sup 201]Tl after SC injection at K-3 points. These results suggest that absorption of radionuclides on SC injection at K-3 points is mainly through the passive pathway of diffusion rather than the active transport, and the effective ionic radius may be a major factor influencing the absorption rate of the radionuclides. (author).

  5. The Observation of the Change of TCE Caused by Different Acupuncture Stimulation

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    Tao Huang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. To observe the change of transcutaneous CO2 emission on meridian points or nonacupoints when the different needle sensations were gotten and study the associativity between Deqi acupuncture and periphery constitution energy metabolism effect. Method. 20 healthy volunteers were punctured on Neiguan (P6 in different ways including sham, shallow, Deqi acupuncture, and Deqi plus pressed P5, and measured TCE of different points before, during, and after acupuncture. Result. Needle sensations of sham acupuncture and shallow acupuncture were less than those of Deqi acupuncture. TCE of meridian points increased significantly and showed the specificity of meridian/channels. Conclusion. Verum acupuncture could cause the stronger needling sensations including distention, aching, numbness, and tingling than sham and shallow acupuncture. The strength of needling sensation caused by Deqi acupuncture is moderate and brought the best curative effects in TCE measurement. Deqi acupuncture could improve the energy metabolism of the points on the corresponding meridian/channel.

  6. The Observation of the Change of TCE Caused by Different Acupuncture Stimulation.

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    Huang, Tao; Cheng, Xinnong

    2013-01-01

    Purpose. To observe the change of transcutaneous CO2 emission on meridian points or nonacupoints when the different needle sensations were gotten and study the associativity between Deqi acupuncture and periphery constitution energy metabolism effect. Method. 20 healthy volunteers were punctured on Neiguan (P6) in different ways including sham, shallow, Deqi acupuncture, and Deqi plus pressed P5, and measured TCE of different points before, during, and after acupuncture. Result. Needle sensations of sham acupuncture and shallow acupuncture were less than those of Deqi acupuncture. TCE of meridian points increased significantly and showed the specificity of meridian/channels. Conclusion. Verum acupuncture could cause the stronger needling sensations including distention, aching, numbness, and tingling than sham and shallow acupuncture. The strength of needling sensation caused by Deqi acupuncture is moderate and brought the best curative effects in TCE measurement. Deqi acupuncture could improve the energy metabolism of the points on the corresponding meridian/channel.

  7. [Internationalization and innovation of abdominal acupuncture].

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    Wang, Yong-Zhou

    2013-09-01

    Characteristics of abdominal acupuncture are analyzed through three aspects of inheriting and innovation, collaborated research as well as international visual field. It is pointed that abdominal acupuncture is based on clinical practice, focuses on enhancing the therapeutic effect and expending the clinical application. It also promots the thinking on how to recall the tradition and how to inherit tradition availably. The modern medical problems should be studied and innovation resolutions should be searched, which can help the internationalization and modernization of abdominal acupuncture.

  8. A Clinical Survey of Acupuncture Slimming

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    Zhang Xiaozhe; Chen Zhengqiu

    2008-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture is affirmatively effective in treating obesity with its flexible point selection and various methods without toxic and side effects.This review will focus on different therapeutic methods and academic thoughts in acupuncture slimming and evaluate its current state and prospect.

  9. The clinical curative effect of acupuncture point embedded wire in the treatment of facial paralysis%穴位埋线治疗面瘫的临床疗效

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    邓世波

    2013-01-01

    objective: to study the clinical curative effect of acupuncture point bury line treatment of facial paralysis. Methods: use acupoint burying line treatment of facial paralysis. Results: five days or 30 days after symptoms of patients with facial paralysis were cured or improved. Conclusion: acupuncture point bury line treatment of facial paralysis clinical curative effect obviously, possesses the advantages of low cost, smal painful, is worth promoting.%目的:探讨穴位埋线治疗面瘫的临床疗效。方法:用穴位埋线治疗面瘫。结果:5天或30天后患者面瘫症状获得治愈或好转。结论:穴位埋线治疗面瘫临床疗效明显,具有费用低、痛苦小的优点,值得推广。

  10. 3D-MRI rendering of the anatomical structures related to acupuncture points of the Dai mai, Yin qiao mai and Yang qiao mai meridians within the context of the WOMED concept of lateral tension: implications for musculoskeletal disease

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A conceptual model of lateral muscular tension in patients presenting thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO has been recently described. Clinical improvement has been achieved by using acupuncture on points belonging to the so-called extraordinary meridians. The aim of this study was to characterize the anatomical structures related to these acupuncture points by means of 3D MRI image rendering relying on external markers. Methods The investigation was carried out the index case patient of the lateral tension model. A licensed medical acupuncture practitioner located the following acupuncture points: 1 Yin qiao mai meridian (medial ankle: Kidney 3, Kidney 6, the plantar Kidney 6 (Nan jing description; 2 Yang qiao mai meridian (lateral ankle: Bladder 62, Bladder 59, Bladder 61, and the plantar Bladder 62 (Nan jing description; 3 Dai mai meridian (wait: Liver 13, Gall bladder 26, Gall bladder 27, Gall bladder 28, and Gall bladder 29. The points were marked by taping a nitro-glycerin capsule on the skin. Imaging was done on a Siemens Magnetom Avanto MR scanner using an array head and body coil. Mainly T1-weighted imaging sequences, as routinely used for patient exams, were used to obtain multi-slice images. The image data were rendered in 3D modus using dedicated software (Leonardo, Siemens. Results Points of the Dai mai meridian – at the level of the waist – corresponded to the obliquus externus abdominis and the obliquus internus abdominis. Points of the Yin qiao mai meridian – at the medial side of the ankle – corresponded to tendinous structures of the flexor digitorum longus as well as to muscular structures of the abductor hallucis on the foot sole. Points of the Yang qiao mai meridian – at the lateral side of the ankle – corresponded to tendinous structures of the peroneus brevis, the peroneous longus, and the lateral surface of the calcaneus and close to the foot sole to the abductor digiti minimi

  11. 穴位埋线在黄褐斑治疗中的应用研究%Research on application of acupuncture point embedding thread in treatment of patients with melasma

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    蒲继红; 王丽娜; 赖旻; 赵跃凤

    2012-01-01

    It introduced the research progress on application of acupuncture point embedding thread in treatment of patients with melasma from aspects of clinical application,mechanism of action and ways.%从临床应用、作用机制、途径等方面介绍了穴位埋线在治疗黄褐斑中的应用研究进展.

  12. 针刺腹肌肌筋膜触发点治疗原发性痛经的疗效%Efficacy of acupuncture at abdominal myofascial trigger points for the treatment of patients with primary dysmenorrhea

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    刘琳; 黄强民; 刘庆广; 马彦韬; 赵佳敏

    2016-01-01

    Objective To retrospectively observe the efficacy of acupuncture at myofacial trigger points (MTrPs) in abdominal muscles for the treatment of patients with primary dysmenorrhea.Methods Sixtyfive patients with moderate or severe primary dysmenorrhea were treated with acupuncture therapy.The MTrPs in abdominal region were localized and repeatedly acupunctured and injected with 1% lidocaine,combined with auto-stretching exercise of abdominal muscles,0.5-1.0 min/time,3-5 times/d.VAS and effects were evaluated at the menstrual period after every acupuncture,and one year after last acupuncture.Results The effective rate was 63% (41/65 cases),100% (65/65 cases) and 100% (65/65 cases) after the acupuncture 1,2 times and 1 year after the treatment respectively.Conclusion Acupuncture at MTrPs in abdominal region combined with stretching exercise is effective for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea.%目的 回顾性分析针刺腹肌肌筋膜触发点(MTrPs)治疗原发性痛经的效果.方法 选择中、重度原发性痛经患者65例,在腹肌肌筋膜定位MTrPs,并在月经中期对MTrPs进行针刺并注射1%利多卡因治疗,针刺时需引出腹肌局部跳动,反复针刺直至跳动消失.每次针刺结束后指导患者行腹肌牵张锻炼,保持0.5~1.0 min/次·3~5次/d.于每次治疗后的下一次月经期及最后一次治疗的1年后,评估VAS及疗效.当VAS≤3时,结束针刺治疗.结果 第1、2次治疗后及1年后随访有效率分别为63%(41/65例),100%(65/65例)和100%(65/65例).结论 针刺腹肌MTrPs结合腹肌牵张锻炼可有效缓解原发性痛经.

  13. Miraculous Acupuncture

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    QIAOTIANBI

    2005-01-01

    THE December 2004 issue of American health magazine Annals of Internal Medicine published the findings of the country's widest and most comprehensive study on controlled phase Ⅲ clinical trials of acupuncture.The landmark study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). ""For the first time, a clinical trial of sufficient rigor, size, and duration has shown that acupuncture reduces the pain and functional impairment of osteoarthritis of the knee,"" said the director of NCCAM,Stephen E. Straus, M.D. ""These results also indicate that acupuncture can serve as an effective addition to a standard regimen of care and improve the quality of life for knee osteoarthritis sufferers.""

  14. Treating angina pectoris by acupuncture therapy.

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    Xu, Lixian; Xu, Hao; Gao, Wei; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Hui; Lu, Dominic P

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture therapy on PC 6 (Neiguan) has a therapeutic effect on cardiac and chest ailments including angina pectoris. Additional beneficial acupuncture points are PC 4 (Ximen), HT 7 (Shenmen point), PC 7 (Daling point), PC 5 (Jianshi point), PC 3 (Quze point), CV 17 (Danzhong point), CV 6 (Qihai point), BL 15 (Xinshu point), L 20 (Pishu point), BL 17 (Geshu point), BL23 (Shenshu point), BL18 (Ganshu point), HT 5 (Tongli point), and ST36 (Zusanli point). Acupuncture not only quickly relieve the symptoms of acute angina pectoris, but also improve nitroglycerine's therapeutic effects. Therefore, it is an efficient simple therapeutic method used for emergency and for regular angina treatment. Review of studies on acupuncture therapy has shown effectiveness were between 80% to 96.2% that are almost as effective as conventional drug regimen. When compared with conventional medical treatment, the acupuncture therapy shows the obvious advantage of lacking, adverse side effects commonly associated with the Western anti-anginal drugs such as 1) Nitroglycerine (headache--63% with nitroglycerine patch and 50% with spray; syncope--4%; and dizziness--8% with patch; hypotension--4% with patch; and increased angina 2% with patch). 2) Isosorbide mononitrate (dizziness--3 to 5%; nausea/vomiting--2 to 4% and other reactions including hypotension, and syncope even with small doses). 3) Propranolol (bradycardia, chest pain, hypotension, worsening of AV conduction disturbance, Raynaud's syndrome, mental depression, hyperglycemia, etc.). Many conventional anti-anginal medications cause inter-drug reactions with other medications the patients taking for other diseases. Whereas, acupuncture therapy does not pose such an interference with patient's medications. Nevertheless, surgery is still the treatment of choice when acupuncture or conventional drug therapy fails. Combination of conventional drug therapy and acupuncture would considerably decrease the frequency and the required dosage

  15. Acupuncture Treatment in Asthma and Allergic Diseases

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    Ozgur Kartal

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture has an historical significance and currently its’ use and esteem are growing in modern medicine. Acupuncture points, or acu points are specific foci along lineer meridians or channels on skin surface. Recently, they are stimulated with needles, ultrasound, palpation, light and electric resistance. Acupuncture is based on influencing of acu points. However there is no standard definition or clinical approach to acupuncture. Needling techniques and forms of stimulation vary widely across patients and practitioners. During the last 50 years, acupuncture techniques have been put into practice in different regions of the world by most medical specialties, including allergic diseases. In this review, effects of acupuncture on immune system, and the possible mechanisms in allergic diseases are discussed. According to published data, effectiveness of acupuncture in allergic diseases seems to be related with the activation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which is resulted in increased steroid production. Evidence from large randomised trials, including follow-up measurements of markers of inflammation, could be obtained to prove the immunologic effects of acupuncture. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2011; 10(1.000: 107-114

  16. Acupuncture as an Adjunct Therapy for Osteoarthritis in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

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    Magden, Elizabeth R; Haller, Rachel L.; Thiele, Erica J; Buchl, Stephanie J; Lambeth, Susan P.; Schapiro, Steven J.

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture is an ancient practice that is currently used to treat disorders ranging from osteoarthritis to cardiomyopathy. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into defined acupuncture points that stimulate physiologic processes through neural signaling. Numerous scientific studies have proven the benefits of acupuncture, and given this scientific support, we hypothesized that acupuncture could benefit the nonhuman primates at our facility. As our chimpanzee colony age...

  17. Treatment of 84 Cases of Shoulder Periarthritis by Tuina plus Acupuncture

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    LI Hui-min; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Acupuncture, Tuina and combination of acupuncture and Tuina were used to treat 250 cases of shoulder periarthritis who were randomly divided into three groups. Bingfeng (SI 12) and Ashi points were selected and cupping therapy was also given following acupuncture in acupuncture group; pressing, kneading and plucking manipulations were performed in Tuina group,acupuncture plus Tuina were employed in group of acupuncture plus Tuina. The therapeutic results showed acupuncture plus Tuina was better than simple Tuina, and statistical analyses demonstrated P <0.05.

  18. Neurobiology of Acupuncture: Toward CAM

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    Sheng-Xing Ma

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available It has long been accepted that acupuncture, puncturing and scraping needles at certain points on the body, can have analgesic and anesthetic effects, as well as therapeutic effects in the treatment of various diseases. This therapy, including acupuncture anesthesia, has drawn the attention of many investigators and become a research subject of international interest around the world. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the nervous system, neurotransmitters, endogenous substances and Jingluo (meridians may respond to needling stimulation and electrical acupuncture. An abundance of information has now accumulated concerning the neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture, in relation to both neural pathways and neurotransmitters/hormonal factors that mediate autonomic regulation, pain relief and other therapeutics. Early studies demonstrated that the analgesic effects of electroacupuncture (EA are mediated by opioid peptides in the periaqueductal gray. Recent evidence shows that nitric oxide plays an important role in mediating the cardiovascular responses to EA stimulation through the gracile nucleus-thalamic pathway. Other substances, including serotonin, catecholamines, inorganic chemicals and amino acids such as glutamate and α-aminobutyric acid (GABA, are proposed to mediate certain cardiovascular and analgesic effects of acupuncture, but at present their role is poorly understood. The increased interest in acupuncture health care has led to an ever-growing number of investigators pursuing research in the processes of the sense of needling touch, transduction of needling stimulation signals, stimulation parameters and placebos. In this Review, the evidence and understanding of the neurobiological processes of acupuncture research have been summarized with an emphasis on recent developments of nitric oxide mediating acupuncture signals through the dorsal medulla-thalamic pathways.

  19. 针刺结合背俞穴拔罐治疗面瘫病326例%Acupuncture combined with Back-shu Points Cupping Therapy in the Treatment of Facial Paralysis for 326 Cases

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    王康社; 边燕丽

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of cupping at back-shu point in the treatment of facial paralysis. Methods 326 cases of facial paralysis used acupuncture firstly, and then used back - shu points cupping therapy. According to the different onset period, different treatments were used as follows:in the acute phase, the onset of 1 to 7 days, we selected basic acupoint therapy, which had no electro-acupuncture, no heavy stimulus and less points. Stationary phase, the onset of 8 to 15 days, electro-acupuncture, heavy stimulus, more points. Recovery phase, the 15 days after onset, electro-acupuncture, no heavy stimulus, less points. Results 10 cases were invalid, 15 cases were effective, 65 cases had significant effect, 236 cases were cured, and the total effective rate was 96. 87%. Conclusion Acupuncture combined with back-shu points cupping therapy in the treatment of facial paralysis has significant effect, and is worth to be popularized and applied.%目的:观察针刺结合背俞穴拔罐治疗面瘫病的临床疗效。方法将326例面瘫病患者采用先针刺、后背俞穴拔罐相结合治疗,按照不同的发病时期采用不同的治疗方法:急性期,即发病的1~7天,取基本穴位,不带电,手法轻,穴位少;静止期,即发病的8~15天,带电,刺激量大,手法重,穴位多;恢复期,即发病的15天以后,带电,刺激量小,穴位少。结果无效10例,有效15例,显效65例,痊愈236例,总有效率96.87%。结论针刺结合背俞穴拔罐治疗面瘫病疗效显著,值得推广应用。

  20. An Approach to the Integration of Acupuncture and Drug

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    高希言; 饶洪; 牛学恩; 胡军

    2001-01-01

    @@Integration of acupuncture and drug is a therapeutic method in which acupuncture treatment and pharmacotherapy are synchronously performed in the same patient to prevent and treat the disease. Its importance can be traced back to Sun Simiao (581-682 A.D.), a prominent physician of China's Tang Dynasty. He pointed out that: A physician who masters only acupuncture treatment in clinical practice but not moxibustion, or masters only moxibustion treatment but not acupuncture is not a skillful doctor; and a physician who is only aware of the application of acupuncture and moxibustion but ignorant of pharmacotherapy, or is only aware of pharmacotherapy but ignorant of the application of acupuncture and moxibustion also should not be a skillful one. Not only should a skillful doctor have the knack of applying acupuncture and moxibustion, but he should have the knack at pharmacotherapy in treating diseases. Each of acupuncture and moxibustion, and drug has its strong points. Therefore, both of them should be used simultaneously, thus bringing the strong points of both individuals into full play and offsetting their weaknesses so as to obtain a satisfactory therapeutic effect. With the development of modern medicine and introduction of advanced technology, there have been brilliant developments in the method and applied range of integration of acupuncture and drug, particularly in the studies on combined anesthesia induced by using acupuncture and drug, and administering drug by acupoint. All these have provided us a ground to further probe into the mechanism underlying the integration of acupuncture and drug.

  1. [Acupuncture clinical trials published in high impact factor journals].

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    Hu, Min; Liu, Jian-Ping; Wu, Xiao-Ke

    2014-12-01

    Acupuncture clinical trials are designed to provide reliable evidence of clinical efficacy, and SCI papers is one of the high-quality clinical efficacy of acupuncture research. To analyze these papers published in high impact factor journals on acupuncture clinical trials, we can study clinical trials from design to implementation, the efficacy of prevention and cure, combined with international standard practices to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture. That is the core of acupuncture clinical trials, as well as a prerequisite for outstanding academic output. A scientific and complete acupuncture clinical trial should be topically novel, designed innovative, logically clear, linguistically refining, and the most important point lies in a great discovery and solving the pragmatic problem. All of these are critical points of papers to be published in high impact factor journal, and directly affect international evaluation and promotion of acupuncture.

  2. Acupuncture at “Zusanli” (St.36) and “Sanyinjiao” (SP.6) Points on the Gastrointestinal Tract: A Study of the Bioavailability of 99mTc-Sodium Pertechnetate in Rats

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    Senna-Fernandes, Vasco; França, Daisy L. M.; de Souza, Deise; Santos, Kelly C. M.; Sousa, Rafael S.; Manoel, Cristiano V.; Santos-Filho, Sebastião D.; Cortez, Célia M.; Bernardo-Filho, Mario; Guimarães, Marco Antonio M.

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate the differences of acupuncture effect between the Zusanli (St.36) and Sanyinjiao (SP.6) points on the gastrointestinal-tract (GIT) segment performed by the bioavailability of 99mTc-sodium-pertechnetate (Na99mTcO4) in rats. Male Wistar rats (n = 21) were allocated into three groups of seven each. Group 1 was treated by acupuncture bilaterally at St.36; Group 2 at SP.6; and Group 3 was untreated (control). After 10 min of needle insertion in anesthetized rats, 0.3 mL of Na99mTcO4 (7.4 MBq) was injected via ocular-plexus. After 20 min, the exitus of animals was induced by cervical-dislocation and GIT organs isolated. However, immediately before the exitus procedure, blood was collected by cardiac-puncture for blood radio-labeling (BRL). The radioactivity uptake of the blood constituents was calculated together with the GIT organs by a well gamma counter. The percentage of injected dose per gram of tissue (%ID/g) of Na99mTcO4 was calculated for each GIT organs, while BRL was calculated in %ID. According to the one-way ANOVA, the stomach, jejunum, ileum from the treated groups (Group 1 and Group 2) had significant differences compared to the controls (Group 3). However, between the treated groups (Group 1 and Group 2), there were significant differences (P < .05) in the stomach, jejunum, ileum, cecum, transverse and rectum. In BRL analysis, Group 2 showed significant increase and decrease of the insoluble and soluble fractions of the blood cells, respectively (P < .0001). The authors suggest that St.36 may have a tendency of up-regulation effect on GIT, whereas SP.6, down-regulation effect. However, further rigorous experimental studies to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture in either acupuncture points need to be carried out. PMID:19213853

  3. Unique changes found on the Qi Gong (Chi Gong) Master's and patient's body during Qi Gong treatment; their relationships to certain meridians & acupuncture points and the re-creation of therapeutic Qi Gong states by children & adults.

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    Omura, Y; Lin, T L; Debreceni, L; Losco, B M; Freed, S; Muteki, T; Lin, C H

    1989-01-01

    Changes taking place in both Qi Gong Masters and their patients during Qi Gong treatment were evaluated using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. During the Qi Gong state, on the Qi-Gong Master's body, as well as the body of the patient being treated, acupuncture points CV5 (Shi Men) and CV6 (Qi Hai)-- located below the umbilicus-- show changes from +4 in the pre-Qi Gong state to between -3 and -4 during the Qi Gong state. Before and after the Qi Gong, there is a normal +4 response to the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test at these acupuncture points. Similar changes were also observed on acupuncture points CV17 (Shan Zhong), CV 22 (Tian Tu), Yin Tang (at an area just between the eyebrows: the pituitary gland representation area, colloquially known as the "third eye") and GV20(Bai Hui), the entire pericardium meridian & triple burner meridian, their acupuncture points, the adrenal glands, testes, ovaries and perineum, as well as along the entire spinal vertebrae, particularly on and above the 12th thoracic vertebra, medulla oblongata, pons, and the intestinal representation areas of the brain located just above and behind the upper ear. Using these findings as criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of reaching the Qi Gong state, we were able to reproduce during the experimental trials similar changes in ourselves and the patient being treated with therapeutic effects comparable to those of the Qi Gong Master. Beneficial effects of external Qi Gong treatment given by a Qi Gong practitioner 1 to 3 times for 10-20 seconds each (although most Qi Gong masters take 3-20 minutes per treatment) often resulted in improvement of circulation and lowering of high blood pressure, as well as relaxation of spastic muscles, relief of pain, and enhanced general well-being, all of which resemble acupuncture effects. In order to reproduce the same procedure with others, we selected 4 children ranging between 8 and 11 years of age who had no knowledge of Qi Gong or Oriental medicine. One of these four

  4. The Review and Outlook of Research Achievements in Acupuncture Point Discipline during "the 11 th Five -Year"%腧穴学科“十一五”研究成果回顾及展望

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    刘玉祁; 李春华; 苑鸿雯; 张鹏; 辛思源; 李静; 朱江; 程凯

    2012-01-01

    目的:回顾总结腧穴学科“十一五”期间(2006 ~ 2010年)取得的主要研究成果,并对腧穴研究未来的发展进行展望.方法:检索国家奖励办等相关网站及中国学术期刊网络出版总库发布或刊载的在研究立项等方面与腧穴研究相关的重要成果.结果:2项研究被列入国家重点基础研究发展计划(973计划),8项成果分获中国针灸学会和中华中医药学会科学技术奖,3项国家标准和1项国际标准确立,“经穴效应具有特异性”等一些新学术观点受到国内外学术界关注,23项专利获国家授权,多项新技术得以应用,《针灸单穴临床研究》等多部学术专著出版.结论:基于以上研究成果,腧穴研究将以提高临床疗效和阐释科学内涵为根本目的,在“十二五”期间取得新的更重要成果.%Objective:To review and summarize the main research achievements during "the 1.1th Five - Year" and look into the future of research developments in the acupuncture point discipline. Methods: Several websites (like National Office for Science and Technology Awards) were searched for important acupuncture point results focusing on research project establishing, and so on. Results:There were many significant gains in the acupuncture point discipline. Two research projects included in the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) ; Eight achievements received science and technology awards from China Association of Acupuncture - Moxibustion and China Association of Chinese Medicine; Three national and one international standards established, and some new scientific viewpoints attracted attentions globally like "the acupuncture point was specific" ; Twenty - three patent applications were approved by National Office for Science and Technology Awards; Several new techniques were applied; And many academic works were published like Acupuncture - Moxibustion Single Point Research. Conclusion: Based on the achievements

  5. Placebo Acupuncture Devices: Considerations for Acupuncture Research

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    Full Text Available Determining an appropriate control for use in acupuncture research remains one of the largest methodological challenges acupuncture researchers face. In general, acupuncture controls fall under one of two categories: (1 sham acupuncture, in which the skin is punctured with real acupuncture needles either fully at nonacupoint locations or shallowly at acupoint locations or both and (2 placebo acupuncture, which utilizes nonpenetrating acupuncture devices. In this study, we will focus on non-penetrating placebo acupuncture devices (blunted-needle and nonneedle devices that are currently available in acupuncture research. We will describe each device and discuss each device’s validation and application in previous studies. In addition, we will outline the advantages and disadvantages of these devices and highlight how the differences among placebo devices can be used to isolate distinct components of acupuncture treatment and investigate their effects. We would like to emphasize that there is no single placebo device that can serve as the best control for all acupuncture studies; the choice of an acupuncture control should be determined by the specific aim of the study.

  6. Effect of acupuncture on the pain perception thresholds of human teeth

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    Bakke, Merete

    1976-01-01

    at intervals of 15 min without acupuncture (1), with acupuncture performed manually (2) and electrically (3), and during electrical stimulation with surface electrodes over acupuncture points (4). On separate days acupuncture and surface stimulation was applied unilaterally at the points S2 (cheek), Li4 (hand......), or S44 (foot). Compared with control threshold (8.44 muA) acupuncture was accompanied by a small increase, most pronounced after 45 min (1.51 muA, P less than 0.0005). However, the hypalgesia observed was insufficient to justify acupuncture as a means of pain control in conservative dentistry....

  7. 基于“冲任学说”评析针灸治疗多囊卵巢综合征的取穴规律和疗效机制%Analysis of acupuncture point selection rules and efficacy mechanism of polycystic ovary syndrome based on the doctrine of Chong and Ren

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    闫巍; 杨新鸣; 侯丽辉; 吴效科

    2011-01-01

    Based on TCM theory and recognition of the theory of Chong and Ren, combined with clinical data, through a variety of clinical literature of acupuncture treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, sorting, the paper comprehensive studies the international modern mechanisms of acupuncture treatment of the disease, and thoroughly assess the acupuncture point selection rules of the disease and efficacy of mechanisms from the Chinese Chong and Ren reproductive axis for the first time, than, innovatively summed up the acupuncture treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Relying on acupuncture and gynecological interdiscipline, innovative meridian theory on reproductive control of the doctrine of Chong and Ren, and the goal-oriented was to improve the reproductive effects of acupuncture.Based on TCM theory and recognition of the theory of Chong and Ren, combined with clinical data, through a variety of clinical literature of acupuncture treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, sorting, the paper comprehensive studies the international modern mechanisms of acupuncture treatment of the disease, and thoroughly assess the acupuncture point selection rules of the disease and efficacy of mechanisms from the Chinese Chong and Ren reproductive axis for the first time, than, innovatively summed up the acupuncture treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Relying on acupuncture and gynecological interdiscipline, innovative meridian theory on reproductive control of the doctrine of Chong and Ren, and the goal-oriented was to improve the reproductive effects of acupuncture.%通过对冲任学说的再认识,立足中医理论,结合临床资料;并对临床上各种针灸治疗多囊卵巢综合征文献进行分析整理,探讨国内外针灸治疗该病的现代机制,从中医冲任牛殖轴这一全新视角,深入评析了针灸治疗本病的取穴规律和疗效机制,总结出针灸治疗多囊卵巢综合征新的术效方案.依托针灸和妇科学科交叉,创新中医经络

  8. 针灸治疗突发性耳聋的取穴规律探析%Regularity of Selectmg Points of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Treatment of Sudden Deafness

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    张春萍; 张议文; 谭奇纹

    2016-01-01

    目的:探析针灸治疗突发性耳聋的取穴规律。方法:通过计算机检索,搜集近10年来针灸治疗突发性耳聋的临床文献,对其常用腧穴进行频次、归经、分布的归纳整理。结果:经过统计分析得出,听会出现频次最高,主要选取少阳经腧穴,以耳周腧穴为主。结论:针灸治疗突发性耳聋临床疗效显著,且有一定的规律可循。%Objective:To find out the regularity of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of sudden deafness .Methods:Through the computer retrieval ,collect literatures about the acupuncture in the treatment of sudden deafness in recent 10 years and summarize frequency of the commonly used points , the acupoints , the distribution of the generalization .Results:After statistical analysis , the highest frequency was mainly Shaoyang meridians ,and the acupoint was given priority to the ear acupoints .Conclusion:Acupuncture in the treatment of sudden deafness is distinct ,and there are certain rules to follow .

  9. Involvement of connexin 43 in acupuncture analgesia

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    HUANG Guang-ying; ZHENG Cui-hong; YU Wei-chang; TIAN Dai-shi; WANG Wei

    2009-01-01

    Background Connexin 43 (Cx43) is one of the major components of human keratinocyte gap junctions. To study whether gap junctional intercellular communication participates in the transfer of acupoint signals and acupuncture analgesia, the expression of Cx43 was studied in Zusanli (ST36) acupoints compared with control non-acupoint regions in rats after acupuncture. In addition, Cx43 heterozygous gene knockout mice were used to further explore the relationship between Cx43 and acupuncture analgesia. Methods The expression of Cx43 was detected by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and RT-PCR for the Cx43 protein and mRNA. The influence of the Cx43 gene knockout on acupuncture analgesia was measured by a hot plate and observing the writhing response on Cx43 heterozygous gene knockout mice. Results Immunohistochemistry showed abundant Cx43 expression in some cells in the skin and subcutaneous tissue of rat ST36 acupoints. The mRNA and protein levels of Cx43 in acupoints were significantly higher than those in the control points in the non-acupuncture group, and even more so after acupuncture. The hot plate and writhing response experiments showed that partial knockout of the Cx43 gene decreased acupuncture analgesia. Conclusion Cx43 expression and acupuncture analgesia showed a positive correlation.

  10. Effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris

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    Ballegaard, Søren; Pedersen, F; Pietersen, A

    1990-01-01

    In order to evaluate the effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris, 49 patients were randomized to either genuine or sham acupuncture. In sham acupuncture needles were inserted into points within the same spinal segment as in genuine acupuncture, but outside the Chinese meridian...... system. The effect was evaluated from exercise tests, anginal attack rate and nitroglycerin consumption. There were no significant differences between the effects of genuine and sham acupuncture either on exercise test variables or on subjective variables. In patients receiving genuine acupuncture...... there was a significant increase in exercise tolerance (median 9%) and in delay of onset to pain (median 10%). No significant changes were observed in patients receiving sham acupuncture. Within both groups there was a median reduction of 50% in anginal attack rate and nitroglycerin consumption...

  11. 自主神经在电针“肾俞”穴利尿效应中的作用%The Role of Autonomic Nerve on Diuretic Response Induced by Acupuncturing “Shen-Shu” Point

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    马正行; 蔡乃真; 单敏初

    2001-01-01

    -05)。结论①针刺兔“肾俞”穴可引起肾交感神经系统活动加强和迷走神经传入纤维放电加强,但迷走传出活动无明显变化;②肾交感神经传出纤维放电增加,不但不能促进肾泌尿功能,而且对尿量和尿钠排出量的增加起抑制或推迟作用;③针刺“肾俞”穴后迷走神经传入纤维放电增加可能通过血浆AVP浓度降低和抑制肾交感传出纤维兴奋活动导致利尿和利钠效应。%Objective To observe the activities of autonomic nerve and to elucidate its role on diuretic response induced by acupuncturing “Shen-Shu” Point. Methods 38 anesthetized rabbits were divided into 5 groups: Group A, discharge of efferent fibers of renal nerve observed (DERN) (n=6); Group B, discharge of afferent fibers of renal nerve observed (DARN) (n=11); Group C, discharge of afferent fibers of cervical vagus nerve observed (n=6); Group D, amount of urine with denervation of bilateral cervical vagus nerve observed (n=6); Group E, heart rate variability observed (n=9). Results The duration of spontaneous discharge of efferent fiber plexus of renal nerve (Ti), the ratio of duration of discharge /cycle of discharge (Ti/Ti+Te) and the peak of accumulative curve of discharge were all gradually increased after acupuncturing “Shen-Shu” Point, and maintained at high levels for 60~120 minutes after withdrawing the needles. The frequency of discharge of efferent fibers of renal nerves was gradually increased and maintained at high level for 30~90 minutes after withdrawing the needles. The frequency of discharge of afferent fiber of vagus nerve was gradually increased after acupuncturing “Shen-Shu” Point and maintained at high level for 90~120 minutes after withdrawing the needles. All these reached the highest levels 90 minute after withdrawing the needles. The amount of urine after acupuncturing “Shen-Shu” Point in the rabbits with denervation of bilateral vagus was not

  12. Acupuncture in Primary Care

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    Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medical therapy that is used widely around the world. When practiced by a certified provider, it is safe and often perceived as calming and relaxing for patients. Animal and human studies have found a physiological basis for acupuncture needling in that it affects the complex central and peripheral neuro-hormonal network. Although it is unclear whether acupuncture is beneficial over sham/placebo acupuncture, acupuncture care yields clinically rele...

  13. Clinical Research on Detoxification with Acupuncture

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    HU Jun; XIN Yu-hu; ZONG Lei; IHAO Shan-xiang; LI Shen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To confirm the effects of acupuncture, and Chinese medicines in controlling the withdrawal symptoms from the opium-like drugs. Method 96 heroin-dependent subjects were divided into four groups,which were treated respectively by western medicine (Agroup), acupuncture (B group), Chinese herbs (Cgroup), and acupuncture & Chinese herbs (D group).Before, during and after treatment, the concentration of serum testosterone and prolactin, and immune functions (serum CD3+ 、CD4+ 、CD8+ and CD4+/CD8+ ) were tested.Results After treatment, the concentration of serum testosterone in A and B group were higher than before and during treatment, and in C and D group, during treatment were higher. In the four groups, the concentration of serum prolactin before treatment was the highest. The levels of CD3+、CD4+、 CD8+ and CD4+/CD8+ were lowest before treatment and highest after treatment. Conclusion Acupuncture and Chinese medicines effective in relieving spasm and pain can control the opium-like drug withdrawal symptoms to different degrees, especially acupuncture. However, acupuncture cannot ease the withdrawal symptoms completely. Acupuncture does not strikingly cooperate with the Chinese medicines effective in relieving spasm and pain (including M-receptor antagonists). In detoxification, the Jiaji points are the primary ones and symptom-based points the secondary ones.

  14. 针刺结合定点牵拉法治疗骶髂关节错缝疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture Combined with Localized Point Pull-extraction Technique for Dislocation of Sacroiliac Joint

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    颜大荃; 冯前; 张治国

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺结合定点牵拉法治疗骶髂关节骨错缝的临床效果。方法:针刺结合定点牵拉法治疗我科160例骶髂关节错缝患者,2个疗程后评定效果。结果:痊愈113例,占70.6%;显效32例,占20.1%;有效12例,占7.5%;无效3例,占1.8%;总有效率为98.2%。结论:针刺结合定点牵拉法治疗骶髂关节错缝的疗效确切。%Objective:To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture combined with localized point pull-extraction technique for dislocation of sacroiliac joint. Methods:160 cases of patients with dislocation of sacroiliac joint were all treated by acupuncture combined with localized point pull-extraction technique, and evaluated the efficacy after 2 courses of treatment. Results:113 cases were cured, 32 cases had marked effect, 12 cases were effective and 3 cases invalid, the total effective rate was 98.2%. Conclusion:Acupuncture combined with localized point pull-extraction technique has signifi-cant curative effect on dislocation of sacroiliac joint.

  15. Acupuncture in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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    Amezaga Urruela, Matxalen; Suarez-Almazor, Maria E

    2012-12-01

    Acupuncture has been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine as a technique believed to restore the balance of energy in the body caused by disease through the use of needles inserted into specific points or energy channels. This energy is called the de qi. The use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain in musculoskeletal disorders is increasing. Some patients seek alternative therapies because of lack of improvement with conventional treatments. The potential physiological effects of acupuncture on pain relief have been attributed to biochemical processes, such as the release of endorphins into the limbic structures, subcortical areas and brain stem, mechanisms that are also present in placebo-induced analgesia. In addition, pain relief with acupuncture is also associated with patient expectations, beliefs, and interactions with their acupuncturists. In this review, we summarize the latest evidence on the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, and knee pain with traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), electroacupuncture (EA), and the use of moxibustion. Acupuncture is relatively safe, but there are still reports of serious and fatal side effects that must be taken into account when recommending this therapy. Many of the latest trials assessing the benefits of acupuncture in rheumatic diseases found that acupuncture was not better than sham acupuncture, implying that the analgesic effects observed are related to a strong placebo response. While the literature on this topic is extensive, many of the studies lack methodological rigor, and additional large, well-controlled, high quality trials are still needed to determine if acupuncture might be useful in the treatment of chronic rheumatic diseases.

  16. Treating one case of intractable insomnia by acupuncture, bloodletting in auricular point plus sharp-eared%针刺、耳穴配合耳尖放血治愈顽固性失眠1例

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    王燕; 陈华德

    2012-01-01

      With the accelerating pace of biochemical, various pressure is unexpected. The Insomnia becomes a common clinical disease. Acupuncture, bloodletting in auricular point plus sharp-eared is effective in treating insomnia.%  随着生化节奏的不断加快,各种压力突如其来,失眠成为临床常见疾病。运用针刺、耳穴配合耳尖放血治疗失眠取得良好地疗效。

  17. NADA protocol: integrative acupuncture in addictions.

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    Carter, Kenneth; Olshan-Perlmutter, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) acupuncture is a simple, standardized, 1- to 5-point auricular needling protocol that originated as a grass-roots response to the opiate epidemic of the 1970s. NADA acupuncture is increasingly recognized as a universally useful intervention in the treatment of addictions specifically and in behavior health more generally. It is recognized as a best practice in the treatment of substance use disorders. Integrative programs using the NADA protocol are likely to see improvements in engagement, retention, decreased drug cravings, anxiety, and less physical symptoms.

  18. 针刺透穴治疗面瘫50例体会和分析%50 Cases Experience and Analysis Acupuncture Points for Treatment of Facial Paralysis

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    魏棣

    2014-01-01

    本文主要阐述了周围性面瘫针刺透穴治疗的方法、体会和分析。①在周围性面瘫与中枢性面瘫诊断上的鉴别是临床医生的基本要求。②对中枢性面瘫的诊断一定要借助于现代设备,如CT、MRI等加以鉴别。③明确诊断后采用针刺透穴的方法可以缩短病程。笔者提出周围性面瘫切勿用磁疗仪(TDP)烘烤,避免造成不可逆转的后果。%the experience and analysis method,this paper mainly expounds the acupuncture points through the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. The one in the dif erential diagnosis of peripheral facial paralysis and central facial palsy diagnosis is a basic requirement of clinicians. Secondly,the diagnosis of central paralysis must use the modern equipment,such as CT,MRI,identification. Furthermore,methods of diagnosis by acupuncture scalp point through point can shorten the course of disease. The author puts forward the peripheral facial paralysis do not use magnetic therapy instrument (TDP) baking,avoid irreversible consequences.

  19. 电针配合穴位注射治疗腕管综合征疗效观察%Observations on the Efficacy of Electroacupuncture plus Acupuncture Point Injection in Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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    叶爱萍; 邹燃

    2014-01-01

    Objective To assess the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture plus acupuncture point injection in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Method Sixty-three patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were allocated, using a random number table, to a treatment group (32 cases) and a control group (31 cases). The treatment group received electroacupuncture plus acupuncture point injection and the control group, conventional acupuncture. One course of treatment was given. After treatment, the clinical therapeutic effects and the recurrence rates based on the symptoms and signs were compared between the two groups. Result The total efficacy rates in the treatment and control groups were 93.8% and 77.4%, respectively. There was a statistically significant difference in clinical therapeutic effect between the two groups (P<0.05). There was a statistically significant posttreatment difference in the recurrence rate between the two groups of patients (P<0.05). Conclusion Electroacupuncture plus acupuncture point injection is easy to perform and has a good effect in treating carpal tunnel syndrome.%目的:评价电针配合穴位注射治疗腕管综合征的临床疗效。方法将63例腕管综合征患者按入组先后根据随机数字表法分为治疗组(32例)和对照组(31例)。治疗组予电针配合穴位注射治疗,对照组予普通针刺治疗,共治疗1个疗程。经治疗后,从症状和体征上比较两组临床疗效及复发率。结果治疗组、对照组总有效率分别为93.8%和77.4%,两组总有效率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);两组患者治疗后复发率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论电针配合穴位注射治疗腕管综合征操作简单、疗效好。

  20. Effects of acupuncture on post-cesarean section pain

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    WU Hung-chien; LIU Yu-chi; OU Keng-liang; CHANG Yung-hsien; HSIEH Ching-liang; TSAI Angela Hsin-chieh; TSAI Hong-te; CHIU Tsan-hung; HUNG Chih-jen; LEE Chien-chung; LIN Jaung-geng

    2009-01-01

    Background Post-operation pain is a very subjective phenomenon.The aim of this study was to find out the effects of acupuncture or electro-acupuncture on post-cesarean pain.Methods Sixty women,who had had spinal anesthesia during cesarean section at the Department of Obstetrics of China Medical University Hospital,were randomly assigned to the control group,the acupuncture group,and the electro-acupuncture group.After the operation,we applied subjects with acupuncture or electro-acupuncture on the bilateral acupuncture point,San Yin Jiao(Sp6),and the patient controlled analgesia(PCA).The first time of requesting morphine,the frequency of PCA demands in 24 hours,and the doses of PCA used were recorded double blindly.In addition,monitoring the subjects' vital signs,the opioid-related side effects,and the pain scores was done.Results The results showed that the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group could delay the time of requesting morphine up to 10-11 minutes when compared with the control group.The total dose of PCA used within the first 24 hours was 30%-35%less in the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group when compared with the control group,which was indicated in statistical significance.However,there was no significant difference between the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group.The electro-acupuncture group's and the acupuncture group's pain scores were lower than the control group's within the first 2 hours.Both were statistically significant.However,two hours later,there were no significant differences of the visual analogue scale(VAS)scores between either of the treatment groups and the control group.Finally,the incidence of opioid-related side effects,such as dizziness,was less in the acupuncture group and electro-acupuncture group than in the control group.Conclusions This study shows that the application of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture could definitely delay the time of requesting pain relief medication

  1. The Effect of Hominis Placenta Herbal Acupuncture on Bell's palsy

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    This report was done to observe the effect of Hominis placenta herbal acupuncture on Bell's palsy. The study group comprised 16 patients who arrived at Woo-suk university oriental hospital from January, 1999 till January, 2000 for Bell's palsy. All patients were divided into two group. One was herbal acupunture group, and the other was control group. Acupunture group was done herbal acupuncture therapy on the facial acupuncture points. Followings are achievement and a term of each group. I...

  2. Acupuncture Treatment of Jacksonian Epilepsy A Report of 98 Cases

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    Ren Yongxia

    2006-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment for controlling Jacksonian epilepsy.Method:Penetrating needling is adopted together with scalp acupuncture and strong/electric needling on body points.Results:Of the 98 cases treated for 5 courses,52 cases were markedly effective,22 effective,10 poorly effective and 14 ineffective.The total effective rate was 85.7%(95%CI = 78.8% - 92.6%).Conclusion:Acupuncture is quite effective for treating Jacksonian epilepsy.

  3. Urban acupuncture

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    Lerner, Jaime

    2014-01-01

    During his three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil in the 1970s and ‘80s, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner transformed his city into a global model of the sustainable and livable community. Through his pioneering work, Lerner has learned that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact—in fact, one block, park or a single person can have an outsized effect on life in the surrounding city. In Urban Acupuncture, his first work published in English, Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people and initiatives from around the world that ripple through their communities to uplift city life. With meditative and descriptive prose, Lerner brings readers around the world to streets and neighborhoods where urban acupuncture has been practiced best, from the bustling La Boqueria market in Barcelona to the revitalization of the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea. Through this journey, Lerner invites us to re-examine the true...

  4. 夹脊穴深刺治疗腰椎间盘突出症临床观察%Clinical observation on treating lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion by Jiaji point acupuncture

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    张赛; 晋志高

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察夹脊穴深刺改善腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效。方法:采用夹脊穴深刺治疗腰椎间盘突出症60例,针刺用针灸针(0.35mm×75mm)直刺或斜刺腰夹脊穴,配穴加用秩边、环跳、阳陵泉、承山、太溪等穴位,留针30min,每周3次隔日1次,共治疗12次。用视觉模拟量表(Visual Analogue Scale,VAS)观察疼痛改善率的变化;填写腰痛生活质量调查问卷,观察患者治疗前后生活自理改善情况;同时配合腰椎MRI纪录针刺的位置。以证明夹脊穴深刺既安全可靠,又疗效突出。结果:夹脊穴深刺能明显改善患者的症状体征,视觉模拟量表评分提示改善疼痛较为明显(P<0.05);患者从第1次到到第12次治疗后, VAS疼痛评分均较治疗前改善(P<0.05);腰痛生活质量调查问卷提示能明显提高患者生活自理程度(P<0.05)。结论:夹脊穴深刺能明显改善腰椎间盘突出症患者的疼痛症状。%Objective:The clinical curative effect of Jiaji point acupuncture was observed on treating lumbar disc disease. Methods:Treating 60 cases of lumbar disc disease by Jiaji point acupuncture, acupuncture with needle 0.35mm×75mm straight or oblique thorn waist Jiaji point, add Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30), Yanglingquan, Chengshan, Taixi, retaining needle 30 min, three times a week, a treatment for 12 times. With visual analogue scale (VAS), then observe the changes of pain period. Fill in the quality of life questionnaire lumbago, the life care oneself before and after treatment were observed. At the same time cooperate with lumbar MRI records the location of the needles. To prove that Jiaji point to be both safe and reliable, and curative effect is prominent. Results:Jiaji point acupuncture can obviously improve the patient's symptoms and signs, visual analog scale score suggests pain improved more significantly (P<0.05);Patients from the 1st to the 12th time after

  5. Acupuncture in primary care.

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    Mao, Jun J; Kapur, Rahul

    2010-03-01

    Acupuncture, an ancient traditional Chinese medical therapy, is used widely around the world. When practiced by a certified provider, it is safe and patients often find it calming and relaxing. Animal and human studies have found a physiologic basis for acupuncture needling in that it affects the complex central and peripheral neurohormonal network. Although it is unclear whether acupuncture is beneficial over sham/placebo acupuncture, acupuncture care yields clinically relevant short- and long-term benefits for low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, chronic neck pain, and headache. The integration of acupuncture into a primary care setting also appears to be cost-effective. The practice of acupuncture in primary care requires rigorous training, financial discipline, and good communication skills. When done correctly, acupuncture is beneficial for both patients and providers.

  6. A Significant Breakthrough of Information Tech in Life Health Acupuncture Robot

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    2007-01-01

    @@ The "Acupuncture Robot" project aims to introduce the information technology in locating accurate acupuncture points on any part of the body.It is equipped with robotic arms with double optional functions,"laser probe" and "acupuncture needle trigger launcher".It can realized effective dialogues between the robot and the patients.And diagnosis can be carried out by robotic touching.

  7. Acupuncture and NATO

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    2011-01-01

    MILITARY ACUPUNCTURE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES Acupuncture and NATO Jean-Louis Belard, MD, Ret French Army Col,1 and Arnyce R. Pock, MD, Col, USAF...describes an opportunity by which acupuncture could be utilized as part of the initial military medical response to a cataclysmic disaster. Key Words... Acupuncture , NATO INTRODUCTION The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)was established in April 1949 as an intergovern- mental alliance aimed

  8. Acupuncture and Equine Rehabilitation.

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    le Jeune, Sarah; Henneman, Kimberly; May, Kevin

    2016-04-01

    Acupuncture is one of the most common veterinary integrative medicine modalities. Acupuncture can greatly contribute to a rehabilitation protocol by promoting analgesia, tissue healing, and muscle strength. Acupuncture is safe, has minimal detrimental side effects, and is well tolerated by most horses.

  9. Acupuncture for dry eye: a randomised controlled trial protocol

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    Kim Ae-Ran

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dry eye is usually managed by conventional medical interventions such as artificial tears, anti-inflammatory drugs and surgical treatment. However, since dry eye is one of the most frequent ophthalmologic disorders, safer and more effective methods for its treatment are necessary, especially for vulnerable patients. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat patients with dry eye. Our aim is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for this condition. Methods/Design A randomised, patient-assessor blinded, sham (non-acupuncture point, shallow acupuncture controlled study was established. Participants allocated to verum acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups will be treated three times weekly for three weeks for a total of nine sessions per participant. Seventeen points (GV23; bilateral BL2, GB4, TE23, Ex1 (Taiyang, ST1 and GB20; and left SP3, LU9, LU10 and HT8 for men, right for women have been selected for the verum acupuncture; for the sham acupuncture, points have been selected that do not coincide with a classical acupuncture point and that are located close to the verum points, except in the case of the rim of the eye. Ocular surface disease index, tear film breakup time, the Schirmer I test, medication quantification scale and general assessment of improvement will be used as outcome variables for evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture. Safety will also be assessed at every visit. Primary and secondary outcomes will be assessed four weeks after screening. All statistical analyses will be performed using analysis of covariance. Discussion The results of this trial will be used as a basis for clarifying the efficacy of acupuncture for dry eye. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00969280.

  10. 基于Hausdorff距离的穴位阻抗重复性%Reproducibility of acupuncture point's impedance based on Hausdorff distance

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    李江; 黄益君; 刘政; 刘晓晖; 包烨华; 楚佳梅

    2011-01-01

    为了实现人体电阻抗的自动连续扫描,开发设计一套基于直角坐标机器人的穴位点与经络阻抗扫描系统.为了检测该阻抗扫描系统的稳定性与可重复性,提出采用Hausdorff距离来评价不同数据曲线的相似程度.选取人体背部两肩胛冈下角点之间的直线段作为扫描路径.采用同惠公司生产的TH2825阻抗分析器来测量阻抗数据.该实验中激励信号为幅值为1V、频率为1 kHz的正弦波,量程设为100 kΩ.直角坐标机器人经过调节可以沿着上述的直线段自动、连续地测量处于凝胶电极与银电极之间的阻抗.该实验共选取7名受试者,在25℃、湿度为50%的环境下进行测量.每名受试者在同一直线上进行5次连续扫描.采用Hausdorff距离来评估从同一名受试者获得的5次阻抗采样数据曲线的可重复性与相似性.实验结果表明,该阻抗测量系统具有良好的稳定性与可重复性.%An impedance scanning system of acupuncture points and meridians based on Cartesian robot was designed in order to achieve the automatic body electrical impedance scanning. Hausdorff distance was applied to evaluate similarity between the different data curves in order to test the stability and reproducibility of the impedance scanning system. The same straight line was selected which lay in two scapular bottom points on human back as the scanning track. TH2825 LCR meter was used to measure impedance data produced in Tonghui company. The excitation signal was sine wave which amplitude was 1 V, frequency was 1 kHz and the measuring range was set at 100 kfi. The Cartesian coordinate robot can be modulated to measure the impedance between the gel electrode and the Ag electrode along the above-mentioned straight line automatically and continuously. Seven healthy subjects were selected in total, which were measured in the environment that temperature was 25 ℃ and moisture was 50%. Each subject took five times of

  11. [Impacts of numerology on acupuncture].

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    Chen, Min; Wu, Changqiu; Wu, Xueyi

    2016-04-01

    Numerology has a long history in China and has the profound impacts on every academic field in TCM, with acupuncture involved. In this paper, the impacts on acupuncture were discussed in different aspects such as the numbers of meridians, the length of meridian, the time taboo of acupuncture, acupuncture manipulation and time acupuncture. It was found that numerology had laid the critical impact on acupuncture and had the profound imprint nowadays. It is of great significance to study the numerology theory in its impacts on acupuncture, in the exploration on the theories behind acupuncture as well as the comprehensive understanding of acupuncture.

  12. Acupuncture stimulation induces neurogenesis in adult brain.

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    Nam, Min-Ho; Ahn, Kwang Seok; Choi, Seung-Hoon

    2013-01-01

    The discovery of adult neurogenesis was a turning point in the field of neuroscience. Adult neurogenesis offers an enormous possibility to open a new therapeutic paradigm of neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. Recently, several studies suggested that acupuncture may enhance adult neurogenesis. Acupuncture has long been an important treatment for brain diseases in the East Asia. The scientific mechanisms of acupuncture treatment for the diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke, have not been clarified yet; however, the neurogenic effect of acupuncture can be a possible reason. Here, we have reviewed the studies on the effect of stimulation at various acupoints for neurogenesis, such as ST36 and GV20. The suggested mechanisms are also discussed including upregulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, basic fibroblast growth factor and neuropeptide Y, and activation of the function of primo vascular system.

  13. Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Japan: A Review

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    Kazunori Itoh

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Many Japanese reports of acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic pain are not listed in medical databases such as Medline. Therefore, they are not easily accessible to researchers outside of Japan. To complement existing reviews of acupuncture and moxibustion for chronic pain and to provide more detailed discussion and analysis, we did a literature search using ‘Igaku Chuo Zasshi Wed’ (Japana Centra Revuo Medicina and ‘Citation Information by National Institute of Information’ covering the period 1978–2006. Original articles and case reports of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of chronic pain were included. Animal studies, surveys, and news articles were excluded. Two independent reviewers extracted data from located articles in a pre-defined structured way, and assessed the likelihood of causality in each case. We located 57 papers written in Japanese (20 full papers, 37 case reports. Conditions examined were headache (12 trials, chronic low back pain (9 trials, rheumatoid arthritis (8 trials, temporomandibular dysfunction (8 trials, katakori (8 trials and others (12 trials. While 23 were described as clinical control trials (CCTs, 11 employed a quasi-random method. Applying the 5-point Jadad quality assessment scoring system, the mean score was 1.5 ± 1.3 (SD. Eleven (52% of the CCTs were conducted to determine a more effective procedure for acupuncture; these compared a certain type of acupuncture with another type of acupuncture or specific additional points. In particular, the trigger point acupuncture was widely used to treat chronic low back pain in Japan. Many reports of chronic pain treatment by acupuncture and moxibustion are listed in Japanese databases. From the data, we conclude that there is limited evidence that acupuncture is more effective than no treatment, and inconclusive evidence that trigger point acupuncture is more effective than placebo, sham acupuncture or standard care.

  14. Acupuncture in Treating Dry Mouth Caused By Radiation Therapy in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    RATIONALE: Acupuncture may help relieve dry mouth caused by radiation therapy. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying to see how well one set of acupuncture points work in comparison to a different set of acupuncture points or standard therapy in treating dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in patients with head and neck cancer. |

  15. Varying assay geometry to emulate connective tissue planes in an in vitro model of acupuncture needling

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    Julias, Margaret; Buettner, Helen M; Shreiber, David I.

    2010-01-01

    During traditional acupuncture, fine needles are inserted subcutaneously and rotated, which causes loose fascial tissue to wind around the needle. This coupling is stronger at acupuncture points, which tend to fall above intermuscular fascial planes, than control points, which lay above skeletal muscle. These different anatomical constraints may affect the mechanical coupling. Fascia at acupuncture points is bounded on two sides by skeletal muscle, but at control points is essentially unbound...

  16. 电针丰隆穴对高血脂症型地鼠肝脏LPL、HL的影响%Influence of Electro-acupuncture of Fenglong Point on Liver LPL and HL of Golden Hamsters with Hyperlipidemia

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    张红星; 王英淑; 周利; 杨金梅; 李璇; 王琼

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate action mechanism of the electro-acupuncture of Fenglong point adjusting triglyceride in golden hamsters with hyperlipidemia. Methods: Thirty-two healthy male SPF golden hamsters were randomly divided into four groups (n=8 each): normal control group (ordinary diet), model control group (hyperlipidemia model established by high fat diet), electro-acupuncture group (after high fat diet for four weeks, electroacupuncture of fenglong point given); western medicine group (after high fat diet for four weeks, atorvastatin calcium given). After 4 weeks, TC, TG, LDL-C and HDL-C levels were compared between the normal control group and model control group; After 8 weeks, the fasting blood via the abdominal aorta and the liver tissues were collected in the electro-acupuncture group and western medicine group, and the liver LPL and HL activity was determined.Results: After high fat diet for 4 weeks, TC, TG and LDL-C levels in the model control group were significantly higher (P<0.05), while HDL-C levels were significantly lower than in the normal control group (P<0. 01), suggesting the successful construction of the hyperlipidemia model. After treatment for 8 weeks, LPL/HL activity was higher in electro-acupuncture group than in model control group ( P<0. 05 , P<0.01), but there was no significant difference between western medicine group and model control group. Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture of fenglong point can adjust the triglyceride metabolism in golden hamsters with hyperlipidemia probably by increasing the LPL and HL activity.%目的:探讨电针丰隆穴对调节高脂血症型金黄地鼠血脂的作用机制.方法:32只健康SPF级雄性金黄地鼠随机分为正常组8只,采用普通饲料喂养;模型组、电针组、西药组各8只,均采用高脂饲料喂养.1个月后电针组地鼠给予电针丰隆穴治疗;西药组给予阿托伐他汀钙灌胃,共治疗1个月.观察各组地鼠血清胆固醇(TC)、甘油三酯(TG)

  17. Provision of Auricular Acupuncture and Acupressure in a University Setting

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    Oyola-Santiago, Tamara; Knopf, Rachel; Robin, Tracy; Harvey, Kristen

    2013-01-01

    Auricular acupuncture using the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol stimulates 5 points in each ear--the Shen Men, sympathetic nervous system, liver, kidney, and lung. This protocol is also known as Acu Detox, and has been used for recovery in community-based settings and drug use treatment programs. It has also been…

  18. Progress of research on acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome%针刺激痛点治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征研究进展

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    马尧; 布赫; 贾纪荣; 张雪

    2012-01-01

    To review the literature of acupuncture at trigger point for myofascial pain syndrome from the main selected points (trigger point), the mechanism of Chinese medicine and modern research and its clinical application. The results show that acupuncture at trigger point has significant effect on the myofascial pain syndrome, which could be influenced by the type of needle, manipulation, insertion angle and depth of the needles. However, the involved studies at present are still far from enough and lack of systematic study with multivariate analysis, it is needed to be improved that some problems about the clinical diagnosis and basic research.%从针刺治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征的主要选穴(激痛点)、针刺激痛点治疗本痛的中医和现代研究机制及治疗该病时针刺激痛点的临床应用几个方面,对针刺激痛点治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征的相关文献进行综述.结果表明针刺激痛点在治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征中具有十分显著的疗效,且针刺激痛点时选择的针具、针刺的手法、角度、深度等各项参数对治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征临床疗效有重要影响,但目前对此研究非常薄弱,缺乏多因素分析的系统性研究,且在临床诊断及基础性研究等方面有待改进.

  19. Four Acupuncture Methods for Treating Mental Disorders

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    2001-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture treatment has long been proved effective for mental disorders. Many points of the twelve regular channels and extra-ordinary points are named after "Shen" (mind) such as Shenmen (HT 7), Shenting (GV 24), Shentang (BL 44), Shendao (GV 11), Benshen (GB 13), and Sishencong (EX-HN1). As their names indicate, these points yield specific therapeutic effects for disorders of the mind. Based on the above knowledge, we have made clinical observations on the acupuncture treatment for mental disorders, and obtained quite satisfactory therapeutic effects. The followings are four summarized methods.

  20. Acupuncture as an adjunct therapy for osteoarthritis in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

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    Magden, Elizabeth R; Haller, Rachel L; Thiele, Erica J; Buchl, Stephanie J; Lambeth, Susan P; Schapiro, Steven J

    2013-07-01

    Acupuncture is an ancient practice that is currently used to treat disorders ranging from osteoarthritis to cardiomyopathy. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into defined acupuncture points that stimulate physiologic processes through neural signaling. Numerous scientific studies have proven the benefits of acupuncture, and given this scientific support, we hypothesized that acupuncture could benefit the nonhuman primates at our facility. As our chimpanzee colony ages, we are observing an increase in osteoarthritis and have focused our initial acupuncture treatments on this condition. We successfully trained 3 chimpanzees, by using positive-reinforcement training techniques, to voluntarily participate in acupuncture treatments for stifle osteoarthritis. We used 3 acupuncture points that correlate with alleviation of stifle pain and inflammation in humans. A mobility scoring system was used to assess improvements in mobility as a function of the acupuncture treatments. The 2 chimpanzees with the most severe osteoarthritis showed significant improvement in mobility after acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture therapy not only resulted in improved mobility, but the training sessions also served as enrichment for the animals, as demonstrated by their voluntary participation in the training and treatment sessions. Acupuncture is an innovative treatment technique that our data show to be safe, inexpensive, and, most importantly, effective for chimpanzees.

  1. One hundred and twenty cases of migraine treated by acupuncture on Zúlínqì(足临泣 GB 41)and bloodletting therapy on Ashi points%针刺足临泣配阿是穴放血治疗偏头痛120例

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    王俊富; ZHANG Yi

    2010-01-01

    @@ Migraine is a frequently encountered disease which may affect the work,study and daily life of the patient.It is proved of little avail of treatments with medication,acupuncture or other therapies on most of the patients.With high ratio of recurrence,it is very difficult to be completely cured.The author of the article has treated 120 cases of migraine with acupuncture on Zúlínqì(足临泣GB 41)and bloodletting therapy on Ashi points.The experience is now shared as the follows.

  2. 涌泉穴烧山火针法治疗脊髓损伤临床观察%Clinical Observations on Mountain-burning Fire Acupuncture at Point Yongquan(KI1) for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury

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    余鸿斌; 于柏清; 杜振欢; 杨汉晖

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察采用涌泉穴烧山火针法治疗脊髓损伤的疗效。方法将30例脊髓损伤患者随机分为观察组和对照组,每组15例。对照组仅采用现代康复治疗,观察组采用涌泉穴烧山火针法配合运动康复治疗。结果观察组总有效率为93.3%,对照组总有效率为73.3%,观察组总有效率明显优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论涌泉穴烧山火针法治疗脊髓损伤疗效显著,有效提高患者大小便功能、性功能及肢体活动能力。%ObjectiveTo investigate the efficacy of mountain-burning fire acupunctureat point Yongquan(KI1)in treating spinal cord injury.MethodThirty patients with spinal cord injury were randomly allocated to observation and control groups, 15 cases each. The control group received modern rehabilitation therapy and the observationgroup, mountain-burning fire acupuncture at point Yongquan plus exercise rehabilitation therapy.ResultThe total efficacy rate was 93.3% in the observation group and 73.3% in the control group. The total efficacy rate increased significantly in the observation group and was significantly higher than in the control group(P<0.05).ConclusionMountain-burning fire acupuncture at point Yongquan has a marked therapeutic effect on spinal cord injury and effectively improves urinary and fecal voiding, sexual and limb motor functions in the patients.

  3. Promotion of Tissue Regeneration with Acupuncture

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    SLOPEK, Axel; 马海涛

    2007-01-01

    Acupuncture can promote the regeneration of tissues. That acupuncture therapy can be called "Regenerative Acupuncture", which is based upon the idea that by the unlimited and universal power of qi the process of creation can be triggered again, disabled or destroyed physiological functions of organs and tissues can be restored, and even the reconstruction and renewal of a physically disabled or destroyed organ or tissue might be possible. Regenerative Acupuncture, its point selection and its rationale are based on the ancient and modern Chinese acupuncture literature and clinical experiences of the authors. Now this acupuncture method was introduced by one case report.%针刺疗法能促进组织修复,用于组织修复的针刺疗法可称为"再生针刺疗法",其理论基础是借助无所不在的"气"的作用,再次触发组织修复过程,恢复被损害器官、组织的生理功能,甚至重建生理机能被破坏的器官、组织.被应用于组织重建的针灸疗法,其穴位选择和基本原理是针灸古代、现代文献及作者的临床经验.现通过一则病例介绍这种针刺方法.

  4. Vertigo with Transcranial Doppler Detection Analysis and Ear Acupuncture Point Buries a Seed Treatment%眩晕患者经颅多普勒检测分析与耳穴埋籽疗法

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    陆元方

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the vertigo patients with transcranial Doppler(TCD) of flow velocity and the change of spectrum and ear acupuncture point buries a seed treatment.Method:160 cases of vertigo patients with TCD examination neurology clinic and ear acupuncture point buries a seed treatment. Result:88 cases(55%) vertigo were examined by TCD in bilateral vertebral-basilar artery Vm fast,spectrum without exception.48 cases(30%) with vertigo in bilateral vertebral-basilar artery slowed,Vm spectrum without exception.16 cases(10%) with vertigo in bilateral middle cerebral artery and bilateral vertebral-basilar artery faster Vm,spectrum anomaly eddy current.8 cases(5%) with vertigo in bilateral middle cerebral artery and bilateral vertebral-basilar artery slowed, Vm spectrum morphology change,S2>S1.Respectively for the several types of vertigo patients ear main point with different buried seeds treated with acupuncture point,dizziness symptoms rapidly improved.Conclusion:Transcranial Doppler detection in patients with vertigo intracranial cerebral artery ring is the first choice for the ring(Willis),it is noninvasive,strong repeatability,indicators objective,etc.Ear acupuncture point buries a seed treatment in patients with vertigo is a kind of noninvasive therapy,has the advantages of simple,convenient,safe and effective,it is worthy of clinical popularization and application.%目的:探讨眩晕患者经颅多普勒(TCD)的流速、频谱变化与耳穴埋籽疗法。方法:对160例神经内科门诊眩晕患者进行TCD检查和耳穴埋籽治疗。结果:TCD检查,88例(55%)眩晕患者出现双侧椎-基底动脉Vm增快,频谱无异常;48例(30%)眩晕患者出现双侧椎-基底动脉Vm减慢,频谱无异常;16例(10%)眩晕患者出现双侧大脑中动脉及双侧椎-基底动脉Vm增快,频谱异常有涡流;8例(5%)眩晕患者出现双侧大脑中动脉及双侧椎-基底动脉Vm减慢,频谱形态改变,S2>S1。分别对上述几种

  5. Curative effect observation of acupuncture trigger point combined with Yiguan treatment on viscous phase shoulder periarthritis%针刺触发点结合易罐治疗粘连期肩周炎疗效观察

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    洪欣; 景明; 岳全; 王俊; 王艳梅

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical curative effect of acupuncture trigger point combined with Yiguan treatment on viscous phase shoulder periarthritis.Methods:120 patietns with viscous phase shoulder periarthritis were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 60 cases in each.The observation group was given acupuncture myofascial trigger point and Yiguan stretch therapy.The control group was given massage and cupping therapy.Before the beginning of the experiment,treatment for 10 days,20 days,30 days,40 days,5 days,60 days,the NRS values,JOA shoulder joint disease treatment results of two groups were determined.The curative effects of two groups were compared.Results:After treatment,the pain and shoulder joint movement function of the observation group and the control group were significantly improved than those before treatment(P<0.05).The curative effect of acupuncture myofascial trigger point and Yiguan stretch therapy was better than that of traditional massage and cupping in the treatment of patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis.Conclusion: The muscle trigger points around the shoulder joint of patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis have certain correlation with the corresponding acupoints.The acupuncture myofascial trigger point and Yiguan stretch therapy in the treatment of viscous phase shoulder periarthritis has an obvious treatment effect.%目的:探讨针刺触发点结合易罐治疗粘连期肩周炎的临床疗效。方法:将120例粘连期肩周炎患者随机分为观察组和对照组各60例,观察组给予针刺肌筋膜触发点+易罐牵张疗法治疗,对照组给予推拿+拔火罐治疗,对两组患者分别在开始试验前和治疗10 d、20 d、30 d、40 d、50 d、60 d时测定NRS值、JOA肩关节疾患治疗成绩,比较两组的疗效。结果:治疗后,观察组和对照组患者疼痛、肩关节运动功能较治疗前均有明显改善(P<0.05),但针刺肌筋膜触发点

  6. Acupuncture Methods for Treatment of Hemiplegia

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    隋淑雪; 黄学英

    2004-01-01

    There are several acupuncture methods for various types of paralyses, based on different selections of points and needling methods, i.e. needling the points selected by the yin-yang principle; needling the polar points; needling both the local and opposite points; needling the upper points with the lower ones needled as supplementary; and needling by the method of reinforcing the channels and reducing the collaterals. The specific application of each method are described below.

  7. Acupuncture Treatment of Simple Obesity

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    Wei Qunli; Liu Zhicheng

    2005-01-01

    In order to investigate the therapeutic effects of ear acupuncture, body acupuncture and the combined use of the two in the treatment of simple obesity, 195 cases of obesity were divided into three groups, in which different reinforcing and reducing methods were applied according to their symptoms and signs.The effects of body acupuncture and body plus ear acupuncture were obviously superior to that of ear acupuncture, and the combined use of ear acupuncture and body acupuncture was better than that of simple body acupuncture.

  8. Ulcerative Colitis Treated by Acupuncture at Jiaji Points (EX-B2) and Tapping with Plum-blossom Needle at Sanjiaoshu (BL22) and Dachangshu (BL 25)-- A Report of 43 Cases

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    Zhang Yue; Yang Zhenhui

    2005-01-01

    @@ Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory disease with unknown causes, which involves the rectum and colon and relates to autoimmunity. As a commonly encountered, difficult and complicated disease of the digestive tract, it is clinically characterized by diarrhea, mucous bloody stool often with pus,abdominal pain, and rectal tenesmus. The majority of the patients have a chronic and intermittent course of disease, and the severer case may induce cancerization. Since 1999, 43 cases of ulcerative colitis have been treated in this hospital by acupuncture at Jiaji points (EX-B2) and tapping with plum-blossom needle at Sanjiaoshu (BL 22) and Dachangshu (BL 25). The satisfactory results are reported as follows.

  9. Ear Acupuncture in European Traditional Medicine

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    Luigi Gori

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's dysfunction through stimulation of definite points on the ear. Rudimentary forms of acupuncture which probably arose during the Stone Age have survived in many parts of the world right down to present day. It was used in the ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece and all the Mediterranean area. It is a microacupuncture technique similar to reflexology, and was first described in France in 1950 by Paul Nogier who is considered the Father of modern ear acupuncture. It was speculated that the technique works because groups of pluripotent cells contain information from the whole organism and create regional organization centers representing different parts of the body. Nevertheless stimulation of a reflex point in the ear seems relieve symptoms of distant pathologies. Modern research is confirming the efficacy of ear acupuncture for analgesia and anxiety related disease, while tobacco dependence and other substance abuse still need confirmation. Actually main methodological problems with auricular acupuncture are that exist too many maps with little agreement regarding point location in the ear, and that the correspondence or reflex systems does not correlated with modern knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

  10. 电针配合穴位注射用于神经根型颈椎病的临床研究%Clinical research on cervical spondylotic radiculopathy treated by electroacupuncture incorporate with acupuncture point injection

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    顾雯烨; 赵凡平; 章奕飞; 周绮

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察电针配合穴位注射治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法 收集2011年2月至2012年11月程家桥社区卫生服务中心及社区站点门诊患者103例,采用函数RAND产生随机数及相应随机编号将患者随机分为三组,电针组34例采用电针治疗,穴位注射组34例采用穴位注射治疗,观察组35例采用电针配合牵引治疗,治疗结束后比较3组间疗效差异.结果 ①临床疗效比较:观察组总有效率为91.4% (32/35),电针组总有效率为73.5% (24/34),穴位注射组总有效率为70.6% (25/34),观察组总有效率与电针组、穴位注射组比较差异均有统计学意义(Z=1.721,P<0.05),电针组与穴位注射组比较差异无统计学意义(Z=2.473,P>0.05).②NDI评分比较:观察组、电针组、穴位注射组NDI评分[治疗前分别为(12.32±5.03)分、(12.96±6.10)分、(12.79±5.07)分,治疗后分别为(7.40±4.12)分、(6.08±3.60)分、(6.08±3.60)分]与同组治疗前比较,差异均有统计学意义(P均<0.05),观察组治疗后疗效优于电针组和穴位注射组(P均<0.05).③症状体征疗效比较:治疗结束后,观察组在颈臂疼痛、臂手麻木、椎间孔挤压试验方面的改善,与电针组、穴位注射组比较,差异有统计学意义(Z值分别为2.603、2.862、2.307,P<0.05);三组间在颈部功能活动、颈椎病变节段压痛方面比较,差异无统计学意义(Z值分别为1.414、1.572,P>0.05).结论 电针配合穴位注射治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效优于单纯电针及单纯穴位注射治疗.%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture incorporate with acupuncture point injection in treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.Methods 103 cases from Chen Jia Qiao Community Health Service Centre and other community centers during February 2011 to November 2012 were collected and randomly allocated into three group:a electroacupuncture group of 34 cases; an acupuncture point

  11. 穴封治疗脑瘫患儿皮质盲18例临床观察%Clinical observation of 18 cerebral palsy combined cortical blindness children used the acupuncture point injection

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    翟红印; 许予明; 夏冰

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察穴位注射球后、视区治疗小儿脑瘫皮质盲的效果,寻找治疗小儿皮质盲的治疗方法。方法:采用维生素 B1、B12配置液,穴位为双侧视区、球后,注射后按压3分钟止血,每周治疗三次,十次一个疗程,治疗三个疗程评估。结果:观察18例,痊愈10例,有效1例,其中无效7例,其中9例第一个疗程见效。结论:通过穴位注射治疗皮质盲有确切效果。%Objective:The ef ect of the acupuncture point injection,including retrobulbar injection and visual area injection,and look for treatments to treat child cortical blindness.Methods:Conduct the retrobulbar injection and the visual area injection,using Vitamin B1 Injection and Vitamin B12 Injection,then press to stop bleeding for 5 minutes.Treatment three times a week,ten times as a course,and make an assessment three courses.Result:There were 18 patients,of which ten were cured,one was treated ef ectively,seven were treated inef ectively,and there were 9 patients were treated ef ectively in the first course.Conclusion:The acupuncture point injection can achieve satisfactory ef ect in treatment of child cortical blindness.

  12. Research progress of tendons node finger acupuncture point in the treatment of cervical spondylosis%经筋结点手指点穴治疗颈椎病的研究进展

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    杨扬; 姜慧强; 范振林

    2015-01-01

    There is a great practical significance to study on the cervical spondylosis.The modern understanding of cervical spondylosis has begun to pay more attention to the aponeurotic system effect,from the traditional understanding of "emphasis on osseous changes" to "muscles and bones changes equal importance".From the relationship between aponeurotic system and cervical spondylosis,the operation method of finger acupuncture point,the advantages of tendons node for finger acupuncture point treatment and other aspects,the author gives summary,explains that this method is worthy of further study,guidances the clinical application,alleviate the suffering of patients and the burden of family and society.%对颈椎病的研究有重大现实意义,颈椎病的现代认识已开始重视经筋的作用,由传统认识的“重视骨性改变”转向“筋骨改变并重”。笔者将从经筋与颈椎病的关系、手指点穴的操作方法以及针对经筋结点进行手指点穴治疗的优势等方面加以综述,说明此方法值得进一步研究,指导临床应用,减轻患者痛苦及家庭和社会的负担。

  13. 肌筋膜“扳机点”动物模型的构建及针灸干预机制%Myofascial Trigger Points:Construction of Animal Models and Mechanism of Acupuncture Intervention

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    邵开超; 查和萍; 范志勇; 吴世芳; 李珊珊

    2013-01-01

    肌筋膜炎是临床常见病之一,从肌筋膜“扳机点”入手治疗具有较好的疗效。本文分别从中医学和现代医学的角度,进一步深入了解肌筋膜“扳机点”,并对目前肌筋膜“扳机点”动物模型的构建进行阐述,阐明针灸干预肌筋膜“扳机点”的机制,对肌筋膜“扳机点”的进一步研究具有积极的意义。%Myofascitis is one of clinical common diseases ,and myofascial trigger point therapy usually plays a good curative effect .Respectively from the angle of medicine and modern medicine , in order to further under-stand myofascial trigger points , and myofascial trigger point elaborates the construction of animal models , to clarify the mechanism of acupuncture intervention myofascial trigger point .The further study of myofascial trigger points has a positive significance .

  14. Auricular Acupuncture with Laser

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    Regina Round

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Auricular acupuncture is a method which has been successfully used in various fields of medicine especially in the treatment of pain relief. The introduction of lasers especially low-level lasers into medicine brought besides the already existing stimulation with needles and electricity an additional technique to auricular acupuncture. This literature research looks at the historical background, the development and the anatomical and neurological aspects of auricular acupuncture in general and auricular laser acupuncture in detail. Preliminary scientific findings on auricular acupuncture with laser have been described in detail and discussed critically in this review article. The results of the studies have shown evidence of the effect of auricular laser acupuncture. However, a comparison of these studies was impossible due to their different study designs. The most important technical as well as study parameters were described in detail in order to give more sufficient evidence and to improve the quality of future studies.

  15. Acupuncture-Related Pneumothorax.

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    Hampton, David A; Kaneko, Robert T; Simeon, Erika; Moren, Alexis; Rowell, Susan; Watters, Jennifer M

    2014-08-01

    Background: Acupuncture-related pneumothorax (PTX) is a poorly reported complication of thoracic needling. Recent Chinese literature reviews cited PTXs as the most common adverse outcome. Because of delayed presentation, this complication is thought to be underrecognized by acupuncturists and is largely addressed by hospital and emergency room personnel. The goal of this case study was to demonstrate common risk factors for a PTX, the mechanisms for its development, and protocols to use if one is suspected. Case: A 43-year-old, athletic female with chronic neck pain that was poorly managed with oral medications sought an alternative intervention for pain control. Her treatment plan consisted of weekly acupuncture sessions in the prone and supine positions targeting points along the Bladder, Gall Bladder, and Small Intestine meridians, as well as the right scapular Ah Shi point. She also received infrared lamp therapy. The aim of this approach was to help the patient achieve subjective pain reduction and increased range of motion. Results: One hour after her third treatment session, this patient experienced pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. She was transported to a local Level-1 trauma center by emergency medical services and was diagnosed with a right-sided PTX. Conclusions: The acupoints addressed, a practitioner's knowledge of variations in anatomy, and a patient's body habitus and medical history are risk factors for PTX development. A patient's initial presentation does not predict future outcome. A benign presentation can evolve into a potentially life-threatening cardiovascular collapse. When PTX is suspected, discussing it with the patient and facilitating appropriate evaluation and intervention by a tertiary-care facility is warranted.

  16. History of acupuncture research.

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    Zhuang, Yi; Xing, Jing-jing; Li, Juan; Zeng, Bai-Yun; Liang, Fan-rong

    2013-01-01

    The acupuncture has been practiced in China for more than 3000 years and was spread to Europe and American from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. The history of acupuncture research was initiated in the eighteenth century and developed rapidly since then. In the past, physicians tried hard to apply acupuncture into clinical practice, while scientists were focused on the possible characteristics of acupoints and meridians. In the modern time, scientists have strived hard to evaluate the real effectiveness of acupuncture and the underlying physiological and biological mechanisms of acupuncture. Reviewing research history from past to present, we are delighted to witness this wonderful development. Accumulated evidences that acupuncture is beneficial in various conditions significantly enhanced our understanding the mechanisms of acupuncture treatment. However, there is still no conclusive evidence in acupuncture clinical studies. The clinical research still needs great improving, while the basic research results need to be appropriately transformed into clinical outcomes. Based on current achievements, we believe that although the challenges and difficulties exist, a more collaborative, innovative, and integrated approach will help us to achieve further progress in future acupuncture research.

  17. ACUPUNCTURE AND GLAUCOMA

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    WANG Ying; HU Shi-xing; BAI Peng

    2006-01-01

    It is to recognize glaucoma in view of Chinese medicine and synthesize the treatments and mechanisms of acupuncture on glaucoma in the paper. It is indicated in the results that acupuncture plays the importance in lowering ocular tension, improving ocular circulation and protecting optic nerve. Additionally,acupuncture inhibits probably the cellular apoptosis of optic ganglion and provides definite actions on psychological factors of glaucoma. Acupuncture cannot replace operation and medicinal therapy in lowing ocular tension, but their coordinated and auxiliary effects are quite clear and definite.

  18. On Three Kinds of Characteristic Points Selection Methods for Treating Scapulohumeral Periarthritis by Acupuncture%针灸治疗肩周炎的三大特色选穴方法

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    赖雪燕; 叶敏; 祁冀; 林育珊; 陈俊琦; 陈静

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore three kinds of characteristic points selection for treating scapulohumeral pe-riarthritis with acupuncture by metrology analysis. Methods: All 1 821 pieces of articles about treating scapulo-humeral periarthritis with acupuncture were searched in six databases such as CNKI from 2002 to 2011, and the rules of points selection in the papers were analyzed with metrology. Results:Total frequency of points penetration was 412 times, the highest usage frequency was TiaoKou (ST38) penetrating ChengShan (BL57) and it occupied 47.3%;AShi point was fixed at the position of coracoid and the papers held 54.9%among 91 pieces of articles in which the locations of AShi points were clearly showed;among 94 pieces of articles in which we could find the lo-cations of JianSanZhen, JianYu (LI 15), JianQian (SJ 14) and JianZhen (SI 9) were accepted as the acupoints of"JianSanZhen"in most of the literature. Conclusion:Acupoint penetration, AShi point and JianSanZhen are used to treat scapulohumeral periarthritis according to its pathogenesis"obstruction", and gradually become three kinds of characteristic point selection methods for treating scapulohumeral periarthritis with acupuncture. Three kinds of methods show their own features and are related to each other closely in clinic and scientific research.%目的:通过计量学分析,探讨针灸治疗肩周炎的三大特色选穴方法。方法:对2002-2011年中国期刊全文数据库等6个数据库检索出来的针灸治疗肩周炎的1821篇文献进行取穴规律的计量学分析。结果:透穴应用总频次为412次,使用频次最高的是条口透承山,占47.3%;在明确指出阿是穴具体定位的91篇文献中,阿是穴定位在喙突的文献占54.9%;在明确指出肩三针具体定位的94篇文献中,肩髃、肩髎、肩贞被多文献采纳为“肩三针”穴。结论:透穴、阿是穴、肩三针均围绕肩周炎“痹阻不通”的病机进行治疗,逐渐成

  19. SCIENTIFIC BASED OF ACUPUNCTURE AS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS

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    Koosnadi Saputra

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: Acupuncture its traditional form is based upon the stimulation of well defined points on the body by insertion of metal needles, such needling is considered necessary influenced biological mechanism by intrinsic and extrinsic activation after acupuncture points stimulation. Many clinical report therapeutic effect acupuncture treatment of Diabetes Mellitus especially Non Insulin dependent, the effectiveness of mild or middle type of disease is better that severe one and accompanying With controlling diet and doing more exercise will contribute recovery. Methods: Modem research indicates that acupuncture treatment can control blood sugar level, mainly by adjusting insulin molecular level, enhance insulin secretion and recontrol insulin by regulating central nervous system. Of the all, the improved function of the receptor of insulin target cells is probably the most important one. Results: The basic research approach to animal laboratory (rabbit,rat and mice by electro stimulation, streptozotocin and alloxan monohydrate injection visualizing correlation 13 cell pancreas inorphofunction, insulin receptor and electrical profile of specific pancreas point in body surface. Conclusion: Relationship between biophysical, morphology and physiological study of acupuncture points in diabetic animal and diabetic patient tobase acupuncture model as alternative treatment to diabetes mellitus. Key words: acupuncture, alternative treatment, diabetes mellitus

  20. Urodynamic studies in acupuncture for women with frequency, urgency and dysuria.

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    Chang, P L

    1988-09-01

    Urodynamic measurements were performed before and after acupuncture at 2 different points in 52 women who presented with frequency, urgency and dysuria. Measurements included cystometry, anal sphincter electromyography, urethral pressure profilometry and uroflowmetry. The results of this study showed a significant increase in maximum cystometric capacity and a decrease in peak urinary flow rate after acupuncture at the Sp. 6 point, which has traditionally been used for the treatment of urinary problems. During acupuncture at the Sp. 6 point there were periodic increases in intraurethral pressure at the distal urethra, which were measured with a microtip transducer. Acupuncture-induced detrusor inhibition and external sphincteric contractions were demonstrated. Clinically symptomatic improvement was noted in 22 of the 26 patients who were treated by acupuncture at the Sp. 6 point. Our studies indicated that acupuncture could be used as a simple and effective method to treat female patients with frequency, urgency and dysuria.

  1. Orthodontic post-adjustment pain control with acupuncture

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    Daniela de Cassia Faglioni Boleta-Ceranto

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of systemic acupuncture therapy on the pain caused after orthodontic adjustments. METHODS: An initial sample of 30 orthodontic patients with fixed appliances monthly adjusted was selected; however, only 11 participants completed the study. For this reason, final sample comprised these patients' data only. Initially, average pain levels were assessed at different periods by means of an analogue visual scale (VAS for three months without acupuncture. In the following three months, the volunteers were submitted to systemic acupuncture sessions on Hegu (LI4 and Jiache (St6 points,before orthodontic adjustments were carried out. RESULTS: Results revealed statistically significant reduction in pain level indexes both for men (P = 0.030 and women (P = 0.028 when acupuncture therapy was performed prior to orthodontic adjustment. Patients did not present any side effects. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture is a safe and effective method in reducing orthodontic post-adjustment pain.

  2. The effect of acupuncture at PC-6 on the electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram.

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    Kim, Min Soo; Kim, Hak Dong; Seo, Hee Don; Sawada, Kazuaki; Ishida, Makoto

    2008-01-01

    The present study aims to examine the effect of acupuncture stimulation of an acupuncture point (PC-6) and nonacupuncture point on electroencephalograms (EEGs) and electrocardiograms (ECGs). We used EEG in 10 healthy subjects to investigate cortical activation during stimulation of acupuncture points (neiguan: PC-6) and nonacupuncture points. Our most interesting finding was the marked differences of amplitude of EEG power between acupuncture points and nonacupuncture points stimulation. Wavelet transform was used as the EEG signal processing method, because it has advantages in a time domain and frequency domain characteristics analysis. EEGs were collected from 16 channels, and the alpha-wave (8-13 Hz), beta-wave (13-30 Hz), theta-wave (4-8 Hz) and delta-wave (0.5-4 Hz) were used as standards for frequency bands. According to the experiment results, EEG signals increased considerably after acupuncture stimulation; in each frequency band, the average amplitude was higher after acupuncture stimulation; ECG heart rates were faster by at least 10% after acupuncture stimulation. Consequently, it will be possible to verify the function of acupuncture stimulation on neiguan (acupuncture points; PC-6) more effectively.

  3. Recent developments in clinical acupuncture.

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    Tsuei, J J

    1983-01-01

    Recent developments in the field of clinical acupuncture in the USA and worldwide are reviewed. The discovery of beta-endorphin in support of acupuncture pain relief is discussed. Other neurotransmitters in relation to the mechanism of action of acupuncture are examined. The uses of acupuncture in treating functional disorders are listed and discussed. Supporting evidence from animal experimentation is examined. The electro-acupuncture according to Voll (EAV) system is introduced as a means to standardize the therapeutic effectiveness of acupuncture. With standardization of the therapeutic effectiveness of this procedure, the author sees acupuncture as a simple, economical and effective treatment modality.

  4. 穴位埋线治疗溃疡性结肠炎的疗效及对抗中性粒细胞胞浆抗体的影响%The curative effect of acupuncture point bury line treatment of ulcerative colitis and combat the effects of neutrophils cytoplasm antibodies

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    陈淑君

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察穴位埋线治疗溃疡性结肠炎(UC)的疗效及对抗中性粒细胞胞浆抗体(ANCA)的影响。方法:将60例临床诊断符合本研究且ANCA阳性的患者随机分为治疗组和穴位埋线组两组,每组30例。治疗组给予美沙拉嗪肠溶片(5-ASA)口服及清消灌肠剂(院内制剂)保留灌肠治疗;穴位埋线组在常规治疗基础上增加穴位埋线。结果:有效率治疗组为66.7%,穴位埋线组为90.0%。ANCA转阴率治疗组为33.3%,穴位埋线组为93.3%。穴位埋线组优于治疗组。结论:经45日治疗及连续3月随访复查发现,穴位埋线治疗UC疗效确切且具有明显的降低ANCA的作用。%Purpose To observe the efficacy of acupuncture point catgut embedding in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) and its effect to anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Methods 60 ANCA-positive patients with UC were randomly and evenly divided into treatment group and acupuncture point catgut embedding group. The treatment group received only oral enteric-coated tablets mesalamine (5-ASA) and retention enema treatment of Qingxiao enema; while the other group got additional acupuncture point catgut embedding treatment. Results Effective rate was 66.7%in treatment group and 90.0%in acupuncture point catgut embedding group. 33.3% and 93.3% of patients turned negative in ANCA in treatment group and acupuncture point catgut embedding group respectively. Conclusion After 45-day treatment and 3-month follow-ups, it was observed that acupuncture point catgut embedding had reliably efficacy for UC, and could significantly decrease ANCA.

  5. Clinical study on the treatment of acne vulgaris with acupuncture by different methods of point selection%不同选穴原则对寻常性痤疮的干预作用

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    喻晓; 孙亦农

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the treatment of acne vulgaris with acupuncture by different methods of point selection.Methods 51 cases of acne vulgaris were randomly recruited into local point selection group,distal point selection group and combination of local and distal point selection group.10 cases of healthy people were recruited for normal control group.Serum arachidonic acid (AA),free testosterone (FT),and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels were observed in all treatment groups.Results After the treatment,serum AA was (20.56±5.28)μg/L,(18.86±5.70) μg/L and (14.62±3.06) μg/L,while SHBG was (333.31±87.96) nmol/L,(332.02±87.82) nmol/L and (273.02±61.74) nmol/L respectively in local point selection group,distal point selection group and combination of local and distal point selection group,both showing no significant difference than the normal control group (P>0.05).There was no significant difference in FT value between the combination of local and distal point selection group (5.62± 1.98) nmol/L and the normal control group (P>0.05).The decrease of AA in the combination of local and distal point selection group was between than the local point selection group (P<0.01).Conclusion Acupuncture can effectively improve the level of inflammatory factors and androgen of the acne vulgaris.Different methods of point selection of acupuncture on the improvement of some indicators were quite different,which laid the foundation for the best compatibility of acupuncture treatment in acne vulgaris.%目的 观察不同选穴原则针刺治疗寻常性痤疮的不同疗效.方法 将51例寻常性痤疮受试者按完全随机的方法分为局部选穴组、远端选穴组和局部兼远端选穴组,并设10例正常对照组,观察各组针刺前后血清花生四烯酸(AA)、游离睾酮(FT)、性激素结合球蛋白(SHBG)水平的变化.结果 治疗后,局部选穴组、远端选穴组、局部兼远端组血清AA[分别为(20.56±5.28) μg/L、(18.86±5

  6. Acupuncture for Pediatric Pain

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    Brenda Golianu

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Chronic pain is a growing problem in children, with prevalence as high as 30.8%. Acupuncture has been found to be useful in many chronic pain conditions, and may be of clinical value in a multidisciplinary treatment program. The basic principles of acupuncture are reviewed, as well as studies exploring basic mechanisms of acupuncture and clinical efficacy. Conditions commonly treated in the pediatric pain clinic, including headache, abdominal pain, fibromyalgia, juvenile arthritis, complex regional pain syndrome, cancer pain, as well as perioperative pain studies are reviewed and discussed. Areas in need of further research are identified, and procedural aspects of acupuncture practice and safety studies are reviewed. Acupuncture can be an effective adjuvant in the care of pediatric patients with painful conditions, both in a chronic and an acute setting. Further studies, including randomized controlled trials, as well as trials of comparative effectiveness are needed.

  7. The History of Liquid Ear Acupuncture and the Current Scientific State of the Art.

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    Litscher, Daniela; Litscher, Gerhard

    2016-06-01

    This short review article presents a current overview of existing publications and scientific results regarding liquid (ear) acupuncture. The injection of liquids into defined acupuncture points of the ear is not a method commonly used in the Western world. The term liquid acupuncture has different definitions, which makes understanding each definition and differentiating one from the other difficult. General terms like pharmacopuncture, homeosiniatry, and liquid acupuncture, which all describe the method of injecting different kinds of drugs into a defined body acupuncture point, are used. This article presents the history of liquid acupuncture, as well as the current scientific state of the art, from the point of view of two European researchers. Some articles are discussed and a few practical examples are presented.

  8. Distribution and temperatures in odontology acupuncture

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    Rossi, Ricardo; Creus, Mariano; Gallego Lluesma, Eliseo

    2000-03-01

    Acupuncture has been recognized by W.H.O. in 1989. It admits this therapy and accepts more than forty point on the external ear. After making thermograms to Odontology patients treated with acupuncture, we were able to compare the temperature distribution maps and we found that they were quasi repetitive in the same zones on several patients for a specific illness. We made this technique available to different patients that lack good irrigation on face and neck with the aim to establish patterns.

  9. Acupuncture in modern society.

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    Vanderploeg, Kristin; Yi, Xiaobin

    2009-03-01

    For at least 2,500 years, acupuncture has been an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine. However, recently as more people in western countries are diagnosed with chronic disease poorly treated with modern medical therapies, many are turning to acupuncture and other forms of alternative medical treatments. Based on the theory of harmonious flowing qi being the basis of good health, acupuncture focuses on restoring qi by manipulation of the complementary and opposing elements of yin and yang. However, in the modern medical community we struggle to with the concept of qi, given a lack of anatomic and histological evidence supporting its existence. However, with the surge in public interest in acupuncture, the scientific community begun heavy investigation of acupuncture's efficacy, as well as the physiologic basis behind it. Thus far, evidence supports the use of acupuncture in post-operative nausea and vomiting, postoperative dental pain, chronic pain conditions such as lower back pain, and possibly also such psychologic conditions as addiction. It is possible that by affecting afferent nerve signaling, acupuncture may influence the release of endogenous opioids to promote pain relief. This effect may be augmented by release of ACTH and cortisol, as well as through down-regulation of signaling through pain fibers. When treating patients who may utilize alternative forms of medicine, it is important that medical practitioners be educated in regards to the basic fundamental beliefs behind acupuncture, as well as the scientific evidence supporting its use and revealing its efficacy. The purpose of this review is to give western trained physicians exposure to history, basic knowledge and its clinical applications of acupuncture to accommodate accelerating interests in acupuncture in modern society.

  10. [Tactics of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis].

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    Guo, Jia

    2010-03-01

    In order to provide some more scientific and practical advice and tactics for acupuncture in prevention of migraine in clinic, a computer-based information search was conducted in MEDLINE database, and the current reports of clinical trials were summarized and a comparison of Western and Chinese research designs was made. The significant role of acupuncture for prevention of migraine has not been applied in wide range in China until the present day. However, it has been paid great attention in Western countries. This situation might be related to the differences of efficacy assessment of acupuncture between China and Western countries; meanwhile, in the past traditional acupuncturists put much stress on the therapeutic approaches for acute attacks of headache but less on prevention. It is necessary for Chinese doctors to learn from research method in the West and emphasize more on acupuncture for preventing migraine and conduct high-level clinical trials as well. The author recommends that Chinese doctors should select acupuncture points mainly according to meridian syndrome differentiation and apply long term intermittent interventions.

  11. Acupuncture Treatment of Female Urethral Syndrome

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    ZHOU Yuan; HE Jia-yang; WANG Si-you

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To observe the curative effect of acupuncture on female urethral syndrome. Method A treatment group of 30 patients were treated with acupuncture at points Zhongji ( CV 3 ), Zusanli ( ST 36), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), Shenshu ( BL 23 ), Pangguangshu ( BL28), Guanyuan (CV 4), Zhaohai (KI 6) and Zhonglushu ( BL 29). A control group of 28 patients were treated with capsule Norfloxacini and capsule Cystocaps.Results Of the treatment group, 26 patients had effectiveness and 4 had ineffectiveness; of the control group,2 patients had effectiveness and 26 had ineffectiveness.There was a significant difference in effective rate between the two groups (P<0.01). Conclusion The curative effect of acupuncture on female urethral syndrome is better than that of routine treatment.

  12. Acupuncture and Depth: Future Direction for Acupuncture Research

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    2014-01-01

    The research on acupuncture has increased steadily over the years and regular review and revision of the direction of future acupuncture research are necessary. This paper aims to review and explore the significance of acupuncture depth in modern acupuncture research. Searches conducted in Science Direct and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases reflected a lack of focus on depth of acupuncture. We propose that the research trends of acupuncture should progress to the depth of insertion. It is suggested that future acupuncture research, especially randomized controlled trials (RCTs), should take into consideration the depth of insertion. Comparison between databases using different language of medium suggests the need for international collaboration of researchers from the same field. It is also crucial to inherit and innovate traditional medicine (TM) through modern technology. The use of bibliometric method is also suitable for development of TM research trends. Acupuncture and depth should be considered as one of the future directions of acupuncture research. PMID:25114707

  13. A Study on the Effects of Bee Venom Aqua-Acupuncture on Writhing Reflex

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    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction:In spite of the use of Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture in the clinics, the scientific evaluation on effects is not enough. Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture is used according to the stimulation of acupuncture point and the chemical effects of Bee Venom. The aims of this study is to investigate the analgegic effects of the Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture, through the change of writhing reflex Materials and Methods:Pain animal model was used acetic acid method. The changes of writhing reflex of the mice which were derived pain by injecting acetic acid into the abdomen, after stimulating Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture on Chungwan(CV12 and non acupuncture point on the backside were measured. Results:1. It showed that the writhing reflex were appeared on the groups which injected acetic acid only, and saline-acetic acid group(sample I, but not on the group bee venom-saline group(sample II. 2. The change of writhing reflex by Chungwan(CV12 Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture showed significant decrease in the order of Chungwan(CV12 Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group III(2.5×10-3g/kg, II(2.5×10-4g/kg, and I(2.5×10-5g/kg, compared with control group. There were significant decrease of number of writhing reflex in 5~10, 10~15 and 15~20 minutes intervals of Chung wan(CV12 Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group I, and in 0~5, 5~10, 10~15 and 15~20 minutes intervals of II and III, compared with control group. 3. The change of writhing reflex by non acupuncture point Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture showed significant decrease in the 0~5 and 5~10 minutes intervals and the total number of writhing reflex in 2.5×10-4g/kg group, compared with control group 4. The effects of writhing reflex of Chungwan(CV12 Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group showed significant decrease, compared with non acupuncture point Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture group. Conclusion:This study shows that the Bee Venom aqua-acupuncture on Chungwan(CV12 decreases the numbers of writhing reflex. As the

  14. 肌肉软组织病变应力集中点及阳性反应点针刺治疗机理初探%Acupuncture Therapy on the Focal Point of Stress and Positive Reaction Point for Treating Lesions of Muscular Soft Tissues

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    董有康; 姜云武; 王春林; 赵志勇

    2011-01-01

    依据生物力学原理及解剖学知识,以两例肌肉软组织病变类疾病为例,说明应力集中点及其阳性反应点针刺治疗能较快地缓解肌肉痉挛、紧张与疼痛,对其治疗机理进行初步探讨.%To take two cases of muscular soft tissue lesions for example based on principles of biomechanics and anatomy knowledge. The article aims to show acupuncture therapy can quickly alleviate the muscle cramps,tension and pain by pricking the focal point of stress and their positive reaction points. The paper also conducts a preliminary discussion on the mechanism of its treatment.

  15. 针刺后溪穴结合颈部按摩治疗落枕的疗效观察∗%Observations on Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncturing Houxi Point Combined with Neck Massage in the Treatment of Neck Stiffness

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    田洪昭; 孙忠人; 张秦宏; 荀文臣

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针刺后溪穴结合颈部按摩治疗落枕的临床治疗效果。方法将60例落枕患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各30例,治疗组运用针刺后溪穴结合颈部按摩的方法治疗,对照组采用单纯按摩的方法治疗。治疗3次后比较两组简式McGill疼痛问卷的评分,判断两组的治疗效果。结果两组组内评分比较,治疗1次后与治疗前比较、治疗2次后与治疗1次后比较,差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。对照组治疗3次后与治疗2次后比较,差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。两组综合疗效比较,治疗1次后,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。结论针刺后溪穴结合颈部按摩治疗落枕的疗效显著,可促进落枕患者的快速痊愈。%Objective:To observe the effect of Acupuncturing Houxi point with neck massage in the treatment of stiff. Methods:Sixty cases of stiff neck were randomly divided into the treatment group(n=30)and control group(n=30). The treatment group were treated with acupuncture Houxi point method combined with neck mas⁃sage therapy,while the control group were treated with the method of pure massage therapy. treatment score of⁃simplified McGill of both grous were compared,as well the curative effect. Results:Comparing the two groups in the score,1 time after treatment compared with before treatment,2 times after treatment and 1 time after the treatment comparison,there were significant differences between them(P0.05). The control group 3 days after treatment and 2 times after the treatment comparison,there was significant(P0.05). Comparison of the integrated effect of the two groups,1 times after treatment,the difference between the two groups was statisti⁃cally significant(P0.05). Con⁃clusion:The curative effect of combined with acupuncture Houxi point neck massage in treating stiff necksignifi⁃cantly,can promote the rapid recovery of patients with neck.

  16. 针刺肘缝穴配合手法治疗膝关节鹅足滑囊炎临床研究%Clinical Study on Treatment of Knee Anserine Bursitis by Acupuncture on Zhoufeng Point and Manipulation Therapy

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    侯志

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察针刺肘缝穴配合手法治疗膝关节鹅足滑囊炎的临床疗效。方法:86例膝关节鹅足滑囊炎患者随机分为观察组和对照组各43例,观察组采用针刺肘缝穴配合手法治疗,对照组采用双氯芬酸二乙胺乳胶剂外用治疗,比较两组治疗前后Lysholm膝关节功能评分与鹅足囊处压痛压力值变化,评价临床疗效。结果:两组治疗后Lysholm膝关节功能评分、鹅足囊处压痛压力值较治疗前均显著升高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);治疗后观察组的Lysholm膝关节功能评分、鹅足囊处压痛压力值均高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);总有效率观察组97.67%,对照组83.72%,两组疗效比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:针刺肘缝穴配合手法治疗膝关节鹅足滑囊炎疗效较好。%Objective:To observe the clinical curative effect of acupuncture on Zhoufeng point and manipu-lation therapy on treatment of knee anserine bursitis. Methods:A total of 86 patients with knee anserine bursitis were randomly divided into observation group and control group,with 43 cases in each group. The observation group was treated by acupuncture on Zhoufeng point and manipulation therapy. The control group was treated by Votalin emulsion inunction. The Lysholm knee function score and value of tenderness on anserine bursa of the two groups were observed,then the clinical curative effect of the two groups were e-valuated. Results:After treatment,the knee function score and value of tenderness on anserine bursa of the two groups were significantly increased. Compared with those before treatment ,the differences were statistical-ly significant(P<0.05). After treatment,the knee function score and value of tenderness on anserine bursa of the observation group was higher than those of the control group and the differences were statistically signif-icant ( P<0 . 05 ) . The total effective rate of the

  17. Acupuncture at points of The Liver and Gallbladder Meridians for treatment of migraine: a multi-center randomized and controlled study%针刺肝胆经穴治疗偏头痛:多中心随机对照研究

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    钟广伟; 李炜; 罗艳红; 王素娥; 吴清明; 周波; 陈俊军; 刘本立

    2009-01-01

    目的:评价针刺肝胆经腧穴治疗偏头痛的临床疗效.方法:采用多中心、随机、对照的方法,将253例偏头痛患者随机分为针刺组和西药组;针刺组以针刺肝胆经腧穴治疗,穴取太冲、阳陵泉、风池、曲泉为主;西药组采用盐酸氟桂利嗪(西比灵)片剂口服治疗,共4个疗程.观察两组治疗后3月和6月总体疗效和治疗前后头痛积分,1年后随访观察两组疗效稳定性.结果:两组治疗后头痛平均发作次数和平均持续时间均较治疗前明显改善(均P<0.01),治疗后两组比较,针刺组改善程度优于西药组(均P<0.05).针刺组治疗后和治疗后3个月、6个月止痛总有效率分别为93.0%、93.0%、87.7%,优于西药组的85.6%、86.5%、69.2 9/6(均P<0.01);1年后疗效稳定性针刺组明显优于西药组(P<0.05).结论:针刺肝胆经穴治疗偏头痛是安全、有效的,且远期疗效稳定.%Objective To investigate the therapeutic effect and safety of acupuncture at points of The Liver and Gallbladder Meridians for treatment of migraine. Methods Multi-central, randomized and controlled trial was used and 253 cases of migraine were divided into an acupuncture group and a western medicine group. The acupuncture group was treated with acupuncture at points of The Liver and Gallbladder Channels with Taichong (LR 3), Yang-lingquan (GB 34) , Fengchi (GB 20) , Ququan (LR 8) selected as main points, and the western medicine group with oral administration of Flunarizine tablets for 4 therapeutic courses. The total therapeutic effects 3 and 6 months after the treatment, the scores of various symptoms of migraine before and after treatment, and the stability of therapeutic effect in one-year following-up survey were observed in the two groups. Results After treatment, mean times and duration of the headache attack were significantly improved in the two groups (all P<0. 01) with the acupuncture group better than the western medicine group (P<0. 05). The

  18. 针刺阿是穴配合艾灸热敏化腧穴治疗项背肌筋膜疼痛综合征临床随机对照观察%Clinical Randomized Controlled Trials of Treatment of Neck-back Myofascial Pain Syndrome by Acupuncture of Ashi-points Combined with Moxibustion of Heat-sensitive Points

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    吴峰; 康明非; 熊鹏; 熊俊

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture of Ashi points in combination with moxibustion of heat-sensitive points for neck-back myofascial pain syndrome, so as to find a better combined therapy. Methods A total of 62 eligible patients were randomly divided into treatment group (acupuncture of Ashi-points plus moxibustion of heat-sensitive points,n =32) and control group (acupuncture of Ashi-points plus TDP irradiation, n = 30) by using single-blind method. Ashi-points were the tenderpoints or subcutaneous induration spots determined by digital pressure in the focus region, and the heat-sensitive points were the acupoints around the subcutaneous induration spots in the neck-back regions determined by patients' feeling (heat from the ignited moxa transmitting toward the deep muscle layer, extending toward the surrounding region of the Ashi-points, etc.and the distal part of the body) during moxibustion. Ashi-points were punctured with filiform needles and stimulated with reducing method by lifting, thrusting and twirling the acupuncture needle repeatedly till "Deqi", followed by retaining the needle for 30 min.Moxibustion was given to the patients for 10- 90 min (when the patient began to feel heat penetrating into the deeper muscle layer to the termination of the heat transmission). TDP irradiation was given to the Ashi-points for 30 min in every session of treatment.The treatment was conducted once daily, 5 times a week, two weeks altogether. McGill pain questionnaire containing pain rating index (PRI), visual analogue scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI) and "the criteria for assessing the therapeutic effect of back-myofascitis" recorded in "Standards for Diagnosis and Efficacy Evaluation of Clinical Conditions in Chinese Medicine"( published in 1994 in China) were used to evaluate the analgesic effect. Results Before the treatment, no significant differences were found between the treatment and control groups in PRI, VAS and PPI. After

  19. Observations on the Efficacy of Acupuncture at Point Shanzhong(CV17) plus Cupping on Back-Shu Points in Treating Migraine%针刺膻中穴配合背俞穴拔罐治疗偏头痛疗效观察

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    金珊珊; 杜宇征; 韩力; 廖超; 谷文龙

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at point Shanzhong(CV17) plus cupping on Back-Shu points in treating migraine. Methods Seventy migraine patients were randomly allocated to treatment and control groups, 35 cases each. The control group received conventional acupuncture and the treatment group, acupuncture at point Shanzhong(CV17) plus cupping on Back-Shu points in addition. The VAS score was counted in the two groups before and after treatment. The clinical therapeutic effects were compared between the two groups. Results The cure and marked efficacy rate and the total efficacy rate were 88.6%and 100.0%, respectively, in the treatment group and 62.9%and 94.3%, respectively, in the control group. There was a statistically significant difference in the cure and marked efficacy rate between the two groups (P0.01). The clinical symptom improvement rate was (78.3±10.6)%in the treatment group and (49.8±11.2)%in the control group;there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P<0.01). Conclusion Acupuncture at point Shanzhong plus cupping on Back-Shu(CV17) points is an effective way to treat migraine.%目的:观察针刺膻中穴配合背俞穴拔罐治疗偏头痛的临床疗效。方法将70例偏头痛患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,每组35例。对照组采用常规针刺治疗,治疗组在对照组治疗基础上采用针刺膻中穴配合背俞穴拔罐治疗。观察两组治疗前后VAS评分,并比较两组临床疗效。结果治疗组愈显率和总有效率分别为88.6%和100.0%,对照组分别为62.9%和94.3%,两组愈显率比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。两组治疗后VAS评分与同组治疗前比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组治疗后 VAS 评分与对照组比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。治疗组临床症状改善率为(78.3±10.6)%,对照组为(49.8±11.2)%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。

  20. 三维与二维高频超声技术应用于针灸穴位定位的可行性研究%Study of locating acupuncture point by high frequency 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional ultrasonic technology

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    高东雯; 肖沪生; 徐智章; 张爱宏; 徐芳; 银浩强; 任亚娟; 彭欣; 王奇

    2013-01-01

    Objective:High frequency 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional ultrasonic technology were applied on pork acupuncture research,discuss the location feasibility of New Zealand big ear rabbits and human body by this methods.Methods:①The acupuncture needle was pierced into the pork.The three dimensional probe was used to observe the needle position synchronously from longitudinal section,cross-section and coronal section.Evaluate the accuracy of three dimensional ultrasonic localization.②The needle A was fixed into pork and its needlepoint was set as the bull' s-eye.The needle B was guided by Ultrasound to the bull's-eye and the needle B was blind acupunctured to the bull's-eye 30 times.The distance of two tips was measured.Analyze the accuracy of blind acupuncture.③Acupuncture needles were pierced into Zusanli which located in the dorsolateral side of the double legs of four New Zealand big ear rabbits.The accuracy of the location of acupuncture needles were real-time,precisely observed.④The 15 different acupuncture points and 30 same acupuncture points of 15 volunteers were detected by ultrasonography when the ultrasound sectional images in accordance with meridian anatomy sectional picture and the movement of acupuncture needle pinpoint was observed by high-frequency ultrasound dynamically.Results:The piercing point of pork was precisely located by 3-dimension high frequency ultrasonic technology.The needles spatial location can be displayed accurately.The piercing point of pork and the Zusanli of New Zealand big ear rabbits,15 different acupuncture points and 30 same acupuncture points of 15 volunteers were accurately located by 2-dimensional high frequency ultrasonic technology.Conclusion:Locating the acupuncture point by high frequency ultrasonic technology has precise,intuitive,dynamic,simple,inexpensive characteristics and high clinical value.It should be used as the acupuncture point standard of human body.%目的:应用三维及二维高频超声技术对

  1. 体针配合四花穴麦粒灸治疗肝郁脾虚型失眠临床研究%Clinical Research of Body Acupuncture Combined with Si-hua Point Grain-moxibustion in Treating Insomnia of Liver-stagnation and Spleen-deficiency Syndrome

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    邓晶晶

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察体针联合四花穴麦粒灸治疗肝郁脾虚型失眠的临床疗效。方法:60例患者随机分为针灸组30例和西药组30例。针刺组予体针联合四花穴麦粒灸治疗,西药组予口服艾司唑仑治疗。两组分别于治疗前和治疗14 d后进行睡眠率、匹兹堡睡眠质量指数( PSQI)、世界卫生组织生活质量量表简表( WHOQOL-BREF)测评,统计疗效和复发率。结果:针灸组有效率为93.33%,近期复发率为10.71%,远期复发率为17.86%,西药组有效率为73.33%,近期复发率为31.82%,远期复发率为40.91%。针刺组睡眠率和PSQI评分的睡眠质量、睡眠时间、睡眠效率及日间功能改善均优于西药组( P<0.05),其WHO-QOL-BREF的生理、心理领域评分增幅也高于西药组(P<0.05)。结论:体针联合四花穴麦粒灸治疗肝郁脾虚型失眠能有效提高睡眠率,改善患者的睡眠质量和生活质量,复发率低。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of body acupuncture combined with Si-hua point Grain-moxibustion in treating insomnia of liver-stagnation and spleen-deficiency syndrome. Methods:Sixty cases were randomly divided into acupuncture group and western medicine group,30 cases in each group. Acupuncture group received treatment of body acupuncture combined with Si-hua point Grain-moxibustion and western medicine group was given Estazolam 2 mg qn. Before and after 14 days treatment sleep efficiency,Pittsburgh Sleep Quality In-dex( PSQI)and WHOQOL-BREF score were observed. Therapeutic efficacy and recurrence rate of the two groups were compared. Results:The total effective rate was 93. 33% in acupuncture group and the recent recurrence rate was 10. 71% and long-term recurrence rate was 17. 86%. In western medicine group,the total effective rate was 73. 33%,recent recurrence rate was 31. 82% and long-term recurrence rate was 40. 91%. Compared to western medicine group,sleep efficiency of acupuncture group

  2. Clinical Application of the Reinforcing and Reducing Methods of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    Mi Deping; Wang Xinzhong

    2006-01-01

    @@ The reinforcing and reducing are the two major methods used in the acupuncture-moxibustion treatment.Based on Internal Classic, Elementary Medicine and Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,this essay introduces the various manipulation techniques of reinforcing and reducing in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment, and the indicated acupoints. Clinically, according to the specific conditions of the patient, specific methods and points should be adopted and selected in the treatment of various kinds of diseases.

  3. Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis with Fire Needle Acupuncture and Fire Cupping

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    Zhu, Jihe; Arsovska, Blagica; Jovevska, Svetlana; Kozovska, Kristina

    2016-01-01

    Aim - The aim of this work is to present the results of the researched group of patients treated with fire needles and fire cupping in knee osteoarthritis and to explain the methods of the treatment. Methods - Treatments were done in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje by a doctor specialist in acupuncture, indoor on a room temperature with duration of 20-30 minutes. In all patients was applied acupuncture treatment with fire needles on certain trigger points...

  4. Integration of rehabilitation and acupuncture in the treatment of a professional musician with temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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    Hunter, Emma K

    2011-12-01

    This case study describes the use of acupuncture in a professional musician with myogenic temporomandibular dysfunction. The 3-year history of symptoms was associated with persistent episodic tension-type headaches. Acupuncture was used for trigger point release, primarily of the masticatory muscles, in conjunction with exercise therapy. After 8 weekly acupuncture sessions, the patient's pain had completely resloved, headaches had resolved and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale showed significant improvements.

  5. The Effects of Acupuncture in Treatment of Coronary Heart Diseases

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    孟竞壁

    2004-01-01

    A clinical study on acupuncture at point Neiguan (PC 6) was conducted on the basis of successful treatment of patients with angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarct. The effective rate (91.3%) was found to be far superior to isosorbide dinitrate and nifedipine (P<0.01). The experimental studies in animal models demonstrated that electro-acupuncture could decrease the elevated ST segments in ECGs and reduce the infarct areas induced by coronary ligation.

  6. 针刺配合干针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture Combined with Dry Needling Myofascial Trigger Points for Lumbar Disc Herniation

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    植剑龙

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture combined with dry needling myofascial trigger points for lumbar disc herniation. Methods:136 cases of patients were randomly divided into observation group and control group, the observation group used conventional acupunc-ture combined with dry needling myofascial trigger points, the control group only used conventional acupuncture. Results:The total effective rate of observation group was 92.65%, which was higher than 73.53 that of control group (P<0.01). Conclusion:Conventional acupuncture combined with dry needling myofascial trigger points has significant curative effect on lumbar disc herniation.%目的:探讨针刺配合干针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:将136例患者随机分为观察组和对照组,观察组采用常规针刺配合干针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗,对照组单纯采用常规针刺治疗。结果:观察组总有效率为92.65%,高于对照组的73.53%(P<0.01)。结论:常规针刺配合干针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著。

  7. Acupuncture treatment in gastrointestinal diseases: A systematic review

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    Antonius Schneider; Konrad Streitberger; Stefanie Joos

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to assess the evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture (AC) treatment in gastrointestinal diseases. A systematic review of the Medline-cited literature for clinical trials was performed up to May 2006. Controlled trials assessing acupuncture point stimulation for patients with gastrointestinal diseases were considered for inclusion. The search identified 18 relevant trials meeting the inclusion criteria. Two irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) trials, 1 Crohn's disease and 1 colitis ulcerosa trial had a robust random controlled trial (RCT) design. In regard to other gastrointestinal disorders, study quality was poor. In all trials, quality of life (QoL) improved significantly independently from the kind of acupuncture, real or sham. Real AC was significantly superior to sham acupuncture with regard to disease activity scores in the Crohn and Colitis trials. Efficacy of acupuncture related to QoL in IBS may be explained by unspecific effects.This is the same for QoL in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), whereas specific acupuncture effects may be found in clinical scores. Further trials for IBDs and in particular for all other gastrointestinal disorders would be necessary to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture treatment. However, it must be discussed on what terms patients benefit when this harmless and obviously powerful therapy with regard to QoL is demystified by further placebo controlled trials.

  8. Therapeutic Observation of Acupuncture at Myofascial Trigger Points for Cervical Spondylosis of Vertebral Artery Type%针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗椎动脉型颈椎病疗效观察

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    王翀敏; 陈红薇; 王延武; 岳红; 朱敏

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法将98例椎动脉型颈椎病患者随机分为治疗组51例和对照组47例。治疗组采用针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗,对照组采用注射消炎镇痛液治疗。比较两组治疗前后旋颈试验阳性率、眩晕评分及头项部疼痛VAS评分。结果两组治疗后VAS评分、旋颈试验阳性率及眩晕评分与同组治疗前比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组治疗后VAS评分、旋颈试验阳性率及眩晕评分与对照组比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组总有效率为96.1%,对照组为76.6%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论针刺肌筋膜触发点能改善椎动脉型颈椎病患者眩晕及头项部疼痛症状。%Objective To observe the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in treating cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type. Methods Ninety-eight patients with cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type were randomized into a treatment group of 51 cases and a control group of 47 cases. The treatment group was intervened by acupuncture at the MTrPs, while the control group was by injection of medical solution for anti-inflammation and analgesia. The positive rate of rotate-cervix test, dizziness score, and visual analogue scale (VAS) of the head and neck pain were compared before and after intervention. Results After intervention, the positive rate, dizziness score, and VAS score were significantly changed in both groups (P<0.05). There were significant differences in comparing the positive rate, dizziness score, and VAS score between the two groups after intervention (P<0.05). The total effective rate was 96.1%in the treatment group versus 76.6%in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture at the MTrPs can improve the dizziness and head-neck pain in patients with

  9. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

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    Cheng, ISBN 978-953-51-1020-0, Publisher: InTech,, Rijeka, Croatia Published: March 06, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license 14. ABSTRACT 15. SUBJECT TERMS...chronic pain from 2005-2008, found acupuncture to be effective for chronic osteoarthritis of the knee and headache. Improvement was maintained for both...effective for neck disorders, tension-type headaches, and peripheral joint osteoarthritis [25]. While the current evidence of acupuncture for depression and

  10. Pragmatic randomized trial evaluating the clinical and economic effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic low back pain.

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    Witt, Claudia M; Jena, Susanne; Selim, Dagmar; Brinkhaus, Benno; Reinhold, Thomas; Wruck, Katja; Liecker, Bodo; Linde, Klaus; Wegscheider, Karl; Willich, Stefan N

    2006-09-01

    In a randomized controlled trial plus a nonrandomized cohort, the authors investigated the effectiveness and costs of acupuncture in addition to routine care in the treatment of chronic low back pain and assessed whether the effects of acupuncture differed in randomized and nonrandomized patients. In 2001, German patients with chronic low back pain were allocated to an acupuncture group or a no-acupuncture control group. Persons who did not consent to randomization were included in a nonrandomized acupuncture group. All patients were allowed to receive routine medical care in addition to study treatment. Back function (Hannover Functional Ability Questionnaire), pain, and quality of life were assessed at baseline and after 3 and 6 months, and cost-effectiveness was analyzed. Of 11,630 patients (mean age=52.9 years (standard deviation, 13.7); 59% female), 1,549 were randomized to the acupuncture group and 1,544 to the control group; 8,537 were included in the nonrandomized acupuncture group. At 3 months, back function improved by 12.1 (standard error (SE), 0.4) to 74.5 (SE, 0.4) points in the acupuncture group and by 2.7 (SE, 0.4) to 65.1 (SE, 0.4) points among controls (difference=9.4 points (95% confidence interval 8.3, 10.5); pAcupuncture plus routine care was associated with marked clinical improvements in these patients and was relatively cost-effective.

  11. [Study of bioelectrical properties of acupuncture areas].

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    Filimon, D V; Zaharia, D; Ciochină, A D; Stratulat, S; Stratone, Ana

    2010-01-01

    The research has as a goal the investigation of the bioelectrical behaviour of the acupunctural areas in order to obtain a scientific substantiation of the correspondence between the extreme--eastern medical tradition and the academical medicine. It is obvious that the Chinese traditional medicine knows a certain mechanism of ensurance of homeostasis of the organisms, a mechanism represented, according to the Chinese medical tradition, by the net of acupuncture points and meridians. The experimental data presented in this paper lead to the discovery of the fact that this net works as the fourth system of integration, the electrical--regulator one. The maintenance of the internal homeostasis of the superior organisms and their adaptation to the environment is ensured by the neuro-endocrine and circulatory systems through a mechanism described by Selye under the name of the Uncertain General Syndrome of Adaptation represented by the hypothalamo-hypophyso-corticoadrenal axis. The evolution of these systems and of their mechanisms can be supervised on the basis of the cortisole concentration. The research emphasized the direct proportionality between the cortisone levels and the variation of the electrical values of the acupuncture points, a fact that demonstrates the involvement of the net of acupuncture points and meridians in the maintenance processes of the homeostasis, control, adjustment and adaptation of the living organisms. Additionally, the analysis of the bioelectrical behavior of the acupuncture areas led to the conclusion that the morpho-functional substrate of this net is the conjunctive tissue. The physical-chemical properties of the interstitial connective tissue assures its working as an electro-regulator system on one side and as a harmonization agent of the neuro-endocrine and circulatory systems on the other side, this aspect being to be developed in a future paper.

  12. Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups

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    Madsen, Matias Vested; Gøtzsche, Peter C; Hróbjartsson, Asbjørn

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To study the analgesic effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture and to explore whether the type of the placebo acupuncture is associated with the estimated effect of acupuncture. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of three armed randomised clinical trials. DATA SOURCES......: Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, Biological Abstracts, and PsycLIT. Data extraction and analysis Standardised mean differences from each trial were used to estimate the effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture. The different types of placebo acupuncture were ranked from 1 to 5 according...... to assessment of the possibility of a physiological effect, and this ranking was meta-regressed with the effect of acupuncture. DATA SYNTHESIS: Thirteen trials (3025 patients) involving a variety of pain conditions were eligible. The allocation of patients was adequately concealed in eight trials...

  13. Sustained effects of acupuncture stimulation investigated with centrality mapping analysis

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    Xiangyu Long

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture can have instant and sustained effects, however its mechanisms of action are still unclear. Here we investigated the sustained effect of acupuncture by evaluating centrality changes in resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging after manually stimulating the acupuncture point ST36 at the lower leg or two control point locations (CP1 same dermatome, CP2 different dermatome. Data from a previously published experiment evaluating instant BOLD effects and S2-seed-based resting state connectivity was re-analyzed using eigenvector centrality mapping (ECM and degree centrality mapping (DCM. These data-driven methods might add new insights into sustained acupuncture effects on both global and local inter-region connectivity (centrality by evaluating the summary of connections of every voxel. We found higher centrality in parahippocampal gyrus and middle temporal gyrus after ST36 stimulation in comparison to the two control points. These regions are positively correlated to major hubs of the default mode network, which might be the primary network affected by chronic pain. The stronger integration of both regions within the whole-brain connectome after stimulation of ST36 might be a potential contributor to pain modulation by acupuncture. These findings highlight centrality mapping as a valuable analysis for future imaging studies investigating clinically-relevant outcomes associated with physiological response to acupuncture stimulation.

  14. Effect of acupuncture myofascial trigger points in the treatment of cerebral arterial thrombosis spasm%针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗缺血性脑卒中痉挛的效果

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    龙佳佳; 庄小强; 谭树生; 言丽燕

    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical curative effect of acupuncture myofascial trigger points in the treatment of cerebral arterial thrombosis spasm.Methods 75 patients with cerebral arterial thrombosis spasm in Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,the National Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from February 2010 to December 2012 were divided into acupuncture myofascial trigger points group (treatment group,38 cases) and traditional acupuncture group (control group,37 cases) according to random number table with single-blind method.The FuglMeyer motor function score,Barthel index of daily life ability,degree of hemiplegic limb spasm,overall evaluation of spasticity comprehensive efficacy evaluation and clinical nerve function defect score of two groups before treatment and after 1,2 courses of treatment were evaluated.The dates were statistically analyzed by SPSS 17.0 statistics software.Results The Fugl-Meyer motor function score,Barthel index of daily life ability,modified Ashworth scale,clinic spasticity index and nerve function defect score of two groups could be improved obviously.The Fugl-Meyer motor function score,Barthel index of daily life ability,modified Ashworth scale,clinic spasticity index and nerve function defect score after 2 courses of treatment in the treatment group were better than those before treatment,after 1 course of treatment in the treatment group and after 2 courses of treatment in the control group (all P < 0.05).The total effective rate of treatment group (92.11%) was better than that of control group (75.68%) (P < 0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture myofascial trigger points in the treatment of cerebral arterial thrombosis spasm has good clinical curative effect,less side effects and it is worthy of clinical application.%目的 探讨针刺肌筋膜触发点治疗缺血性脑卒中痉挛的临床疗效.方法 选取2010年2月~2012年12月来广西壮族自治区民族医院康复医学科就诊

  15. Hierarchical Micro/Nano-Porous Acupuncture Needles Offering Enhanced Therapeutic Properties

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    in, Su-Ll; Gwak, Young S.; Kim, Hye Rim; Razzaq, Abdul; Lee, Kyeong-Seok; Kim, Hee Young; Chang, Suchan; Lee, Bong Hyo; Grimes, Craig A.; Yang, Chae Ha

    2016-10-01

    Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention has been widely used for treatment of many pathophysiological disorders. For achieving improved therapeutic effects, relatively thick acupuncture needles have been frequently used in clinical practice with, in turn, enhanced stimulation intensity. However due to the discomforting nature of the larger-diameter acupuncture needles there is considerable interest in developing advanced acupuncture therapeutical techniques that provide more comfort with improved efficacy. So motivated, we have developed a new class of acupuncture needles, porous acupuncture needles (PANs) with hierarchical micro/nano-scale conical pores upon the surface, fabricated via a simple and well known electrochemical process, with surface area approximately 20 times greater than conventional acupuncture needles. The performance of these high-surface-area PANs is evaluated by monitoring the electrophysiological and behavioral responses from the in vivo stimulation of Shenmen (HT7) points in Wistar rats, showing PANs to be more effective in controlling electrophysiological and behavioral responses than conventional acupuncture needles. Comparative analysis of cocaine induced locomotor activity using PANs and thick acupuncture needles shows enhanced performance of PANs with significantly less pain sensation. Our work offers a unique pathway for achieving a comfortable and improved acupuncture therapeutic effect.

  16. Clinical Application of Nape Acupuncture

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    HUA Xiao-yin; CUI Yi-jun

    2003-01-01

    @@ Nape Acupuncture refers to an acupuncture method at nuchal region. It was initiated and applied in clinic by Dr. HUA Yan-ling from Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and it can be used for treating diseases of nervous, circulatory and motor systems. Especially, it is more effective for brain-origin diseases. The author ever studied this acupuncture method from Dr. Hua and found it was effective according to clinical application. Now several typical cases are reported as follows.

  17. CLINICAL APPLICATION OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    张玉倩; 李云芳; 王廷华

    2004-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review some major effects of acupuncture in the treatment of clinical diseases and sum up some results of experimental researches on the mechanisms of acupuncture. Up to now, clinical practice and experimental researches demonstrate that acupuncture possesses good analgesic effect, integrative regulation effect on the functional activities of the body and defense-immune-potentiation effect.

  18. Two-dimensional ultrasound and ultrasound elastography imaging of trigger points in women with myofascial pain syndrome treated by acupuncture and electroacupuncture: a double-blinded randomized controlled pilot study.

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    Müller, Cristina Emöke Erika; Aranha, Maria Fernanda Montans; Gavião, Maria Beatriz Duarte

    2015-04-01

    Chronic pain has been often associated with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), which is determined by myofascial trigger points (MTrP). New features have been tested for MTrP diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate two-dimensional ultrasonography (2D US) and ultrasound elastography (UE) images and elastograms of upper trapezius MTrP during electroacupuncture (EA) and acupuncture (AC) treatment. 24 women participated, aged between 20 and 40 years (M ± SD = 27.33 ± 5.05) with a body mass index ranging from 18.03 to 27.59 kg/m2 (22.59 ± 3.11), a regular menstrual cycle, at least one active MTrP at both right (RTPz) and left trapezius (LTPz) and local or referred pain for up to six months. Subjects were randomized into EA and AC treatment groups and the control sham AC (SHAM) group. Intensity of pain was assessed by visual analogue scale; MTrP mean area and strain ratio (SR) by 2D US and UE. A significant decrease of intensity in general, RTPz, and LTPz pain was observed in the EA group (p = 0.027; p pain in the AC group (p < 0.001). Decreased MTrP area in RTPz and LTPz were observed in AC (p < 0.001) and EA groups (RTPz, p = 0.003; LTPz, p = 0.005). Post-treatment SR in RTPz and LTPz was lower than pre-treatment in both treatment groups. 2D US and UE effectively characterized MTrP and surrounding tissue, pointing to the possibility of objective confirmation of subjective EA and AC treatment effects.

  19. Clinical observation on cervical headache treated with acupuncture and fire needling technique

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    张晓哲

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the efficacy in cervical headache of acupuncture combined with fire needling and the simple acupuncture therapy.Methods One hundred and eighty cases were randomized into an acupuncture plus fire needling group(group A)and an acupuncture group(group B),90 cases in each one.Baihui(GV 20),Wangu(GB 12),Fengchi(GB 20),Tianzhu(BL 10)and Neck-Jiaji(EX-B 2)were selected in the two groups.In group A,the fire needling technique was applied to all the above points before

  20. Protective Action of Acupuncture and Moxibustion on Gastric Mucosa in Model Rats with Chronic Atrophic Gastritis

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    高希言; 饶红; 王燕; 孟丹; 魏玉龙

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To probe the mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion in atrophic gastritis so as to provide a basis for clinical treatment. Method: Observe the effects of acupuncture and moxibustion at the points of Zusanli, Zhongwan and Tianshu on gastric mucosa in model rats with chronic atrophic gastritis. Results:Acupuncture and moxibustion can increase the contents of PGE2α, PGF2α and cAMP, and decrease the content of cGMP in the tissue of gastric mucosa. Conclusion: Acupuncture and moxibustion shows cytoprotection on gastric mucosa, so it is an effective method for treating chronic atrophic gastritis.

  1. Randomized controlled trial of treatment of hemiplegia and spasticity between electro-acupuncture at antagonistic muscular motor points and at acupoints in stroke patients%拮抗肌运动点电针治疗脑卒中后肢体偏瘫痉挛的研究

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    王文春; 张安仁; 宋庆军; 王倩; 周祖刚; 尹帮兵; 赵娟妮; 田恬; 康健; 柏玲

    2011-01-01

    目的:对比分析拮抗肌运动点和腧穴电针刺激治疗脑卒中后肢体痉挛的临床疗效.方法:采用平行单盲随机对照研究,将80例患者随机分为两组,两组同时都给予Bobath康复技术治疗,其中治疗组41例,予以拮抗肌运动点电针刺激治疗,对照组39例,予以拮抗肌常规腧穴电针治疗,两组均每周治疗5次,20次为1个疗程.结果:治疗组患者的痉挛程度、运动功能、日常生活活动能力等都有不同程度改善,与对照组比较差异显著(P<0.05).结论:拮抗肌运动点电针结合Bobath康复技术能有效缓解脑卒中患者肢体痉挛程度,疗效优于电针常规腧穴+康复.%Objective:To compare the effects of electro-acupuncture at antagonistic muscular motor points and at acupoints in hemiplegia and spasticity patients after stroke.Method:The parallel single blind randomized control clinical trial was administered Eighty patients with cerebral stroke were divided into two groups by random. At the same time two groups were all given Bobath rehabilitation technique. Among these patients, therapeutic group(41) was treated with electro-acupuncture at antagonistic muscular motor points, the control group(39) was treated with electro-acupuncture at acupoints, 20 times of treatment was a course.Result: The clinical observing showed that in therapeutic group electro-acupunctur at antagonistic muscular motor points combined with Bobath rehabilitation technique could improve the spasm, the movement function and ability of activity of daily living, compared to the control group, the difference was significant(P<0.01-0.05).Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture at antagonistic muscular motor points combined with Bobath rehabilitation technique can effectively alleviate the cerebral infarction patients' hemiparalysis and spasticity. The curative effect in treatment group is better than that in control group.

  2. Acupuncture for episodic cluster headache: a trigeminal approach.

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    Hayhoe, Simon

    2015-09-10

    Following evidence that acupuncture is clinically feasible and cost-effective in the treatment of headache, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends acupuncture as prophylactic treatment for migraine and tension headache. There has thus been expectation that other forms of headache should benefit also. Unfortunately, acupuncture has not generally been successful for cluster headache. This may be due to acupuncturists approaching the problem as one of severe migraine. In fact, cluster headache is classed as a trigeminal autonomic cephalgia. In this case report, episodic cluster headache is treated in the same way as has been shown effective for trigeminal neuralgia. Acupuncture is applied to the contralateral side at points appropriate for stimulating branches of the trigeminal nerve. Thus, ST2 is used for the infraorbital nerve, BL2 and Yuyao for the supratrochlear and supraorbital nerves, and Taiyang for the temporal branch of the zygomatic nerve.

  3. The Warming Acupuncture for Treatment of Sciatica in 30 Cases

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    CHEN Mei-ren; WANG Ping; CHENG Gang; GUO Xiang; WEI Gao-wen; CHENG Xu-hui

    2009-01-01

    To observe the relation between the pain threshold and the therapeutic effects of acupuncture for sciatica. Methods: 90 sciatica patients were equally divided at random into the following 3 groups: a warming acupuncture group treated with the needles wanned by burning moxa,a western medicine group administered Nimesulide tablets and a point-injection group with Anisodamine injected. The pain threshold was tested before treatment and after the first,second and third treatment courses. Results: The warming acupuncture therapy showed better therapeutic effects than the other two groups with significant differences in the change of pain threshold and the improvement of clinical symptoms and signs (P<0.01). Conclusion:Acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of sciatica with the increase of pain threshold.

  4. The use of acupuncture in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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    Cheng, Fung Kei

    2016-12-29

    Parkinson's disease, a progressive neuro-degeneration of multiple systems damaging motor and non-motor functions, affects individual and societal dimensions negatively. In addition to standard treatments, complementary and alternative medicine has been adopted, in which acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical practice by needle penetration at specific stimulation points (acupoints) along the body, indicates positive outcomes in this illness. Apart from offering an overview of using acupuncture in Parkinson's disease, this literature review analyses the effects of acupuncture on Parkinson's-induced physical symptoms and mental problems such as slow movements, stiffness, constipation, and sleep disorders. In light of the 35 reviewed research projects in mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States of America, this study reveals the optimization of this approach through combined therapy and its preventive contribution using acupuncture alone. It also suggests research and practical implications that hint at enhancements in medical applications.

  5. The efficacy of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms (ACOM study)

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    Brodersen, John; Siersma, Volkert; Waldorff, Frans Boch

    2017-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Around 75% of menopausal women experience hot flushes (HF) and 10-20% of all postmenopausal women find this very distressing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture on moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms in general and HF in particular. METHODS: An un......-blinded randomised trial (cross-over) with 1:1 allocation to early (intervention) versus late (control) acupuncture. The included women suffer from moderate-to-severe HF and will receive a weekly treatment during five consecutive weeks in the following predefined acupuncture points: CV-3, CV-4, LR-8, SP-6, SP-9. All...... acupuncturists will be medical doctors educated in acupuncture. The primary outcome is change in HF from baseline to week 6 measured by the HF scale from the MenoScores Questionnaire (MSQ). Secondary outcomes are change in other menopausal symptoms, in particular day and night sweats and menopausal...

  6. The Effect of CF Herbal Acupuncture by Oswestry Disability Index

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    Cho Tae-Sung

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective The aim of this study was to assess the effect of CF Herbal Acupuncture for the low back pain by Oswestry Disability Index Method The study population consisted of 10 patients with back pain. CF Herbal Acupuncture was administered one time per 5 days after admission. The degree of improvement was evaluated by Oswestry Disability Index and visual analogue scale(VAS. Oswestry Disability Index consisted of eleven items and they were scored as 5 or 6 points per one item. Results All of the 10 patients, after CF Herbal Acupuncture, showed decreased score by Oswestry Disability Index and VAS. It means that the patient's satisfaction degree increased after treatment. Conclusion These results suggest that The CF Herbal Acupuncture was effective for low back pain

  7. Acupuncture for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow): study protocol for a randomized, practitioner-assessor blinded, controlled pilot clinical trial

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    2013-01-01

    Background Lateral epicondylitis is the most frequent cause of pain around the elbow joint. It causes pain in the region of the elbow joint and results in dysfunction of the elbow and deterioration of the quality of life. The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of ipsilateral acupuncture, contralateral acupuncture and sham acupuncture on lateral epicondylitis. Methods/design Forty-five subjects with lateral epicondylitis will be randomized into three groups: the ipsilateral acupuncture group, contralateral acupuncture group and the sham acupuncture group. The inclusion criteria will be as follows: (1) age between 19 and 65 years with pain due to one-sided lateral epicondylitis that persisted for at least four weeks, (2) with tenderness on pressure limited to regions around the elbow joint, (3) complaining of pain during resistive extension of the middle finger or the wrist, (4) with average pain of NRS 4 or higher during the last one week at a screening visit and (5) voluntarily agree to this study and sign a written consent. Acupuncture treatment will be given 10 times in total for 4 weeks to all groups. Follow up observations will be conducted after the completion of the treatment, 8 weeks and 12 weeks after the random assignment. Ipsilateral acupuncture group and contralateral acupuncture group will receive acupuncture on LI4, TE5, LI10, LI11, LU5, LI12 and two Ashi points. The sham acupuncture group will receive treatment on acupuncture points not related to the lateral epicondylitis using a non-invasive method. The needles will be maintained for 20 minutes. The primary outcome will be differences in the visual analogue scale (VAS) for elbow pain between the groups. The secondary outcome will be differences in patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE), pain-free/maximum grip strength (Dynamometer), pressure pain threshold, clinically relevant improvement, patient global assessment, and the EQ-5D. The data will be analyzed with the paired t

  8. CENTRAL MECHANISMS OF ACUPUNCTURE ANALGESIA

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    Eman S. Mansour

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Acupuncture is an component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM that has been used for three thousand years to treat diseases and relieve pain. Pain is found to be the most common reason for people to use acupuncture. Due to recent scientific findings, acupuncture treatment has been accepted worldwide. Numerous trials have been conducted especially in analgesia. The mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia has been widely investigated, however, the underlying mechanism still not clear. This article summarizes the central mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia and reviews recent studies on the topic. Method: We have focused on examining the recent literature on acupuncture analgesia. The central mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia and reviews recent studies on the topic. We focused on the studies related to central mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia from these aspects: (neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neuroanatomy. Result: The result revealed that acupuncture act on various parts of the central nervous system, including the spinal cord, brain stem, cerebral ganglia and cerebral cortex to alleviate pain. The central mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture include neurohumors and neurotransmitters, which are involved in analgesia. At spinal level, Spinal opioids, glutamate, norepinephrine and serotonin are the key elements acupuncture-induced analgesia. At brain level, Endogenous opioid peptides, limbic system play essential roles in mediating the analgesia. Conclusion: Acupuncture is an effective approach to pain management. There is good evidence in both experimental and clinical research that supports acupuncture efficacy in management of chronic pain through central nervous system. Acupuncture should be strongly used as a part of pain management plans. This work helps in improving our understanding of the scientific basis underlying acupuncture analgesia.

  9. Influence of Sancai and conventional acupuncture manipulations on injured sciatic nerve histomorphology and serum interleukin-6 expression

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    Zedong Cheng; Songzi Wang; Wei Zhang; Chenglin Song; Yuanyuan Song; Cairong Ming; Yiguo Chen

    2010-01-01

    Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy non-specifically raises the pain threshold, relieves regional muscular tension, improves local blood circulation, accelerates elimination of algogenic substances such as acid metabolites, and promotes neural regeneration and functional rehabilitation. However, the effects of acupuncture are synthetically influenced by multiple factors, which vary with acu-puncture point, intensity, and manipulation. The present study explored the analgesic effects and mechanisms of specific Sancai acupuncture manipulation for sciatica. Results revealed that Sancai acupuncture manipulation significantly reduced inflammatory factor interleukin-6 expression in the blood serum of rats with sciatica, exhibited anti-inflammatory effects and promoted rehabilitation of injured nerves. In addition, Sancai acupuncture manipulation exhibited superior curative effects over conventional acupuncture manipulation.

  10. Effects of acupoint area and non-acupoint area of eye-acupuncture on expressions of VIP and AQP 8 in colonic tissues in rats with D-IBS

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    刘慧慧

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the point specificity of eye-acupuncture and the mechanism of eye-acupuncture on diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS).Methods Forty male Wistar rats of SPF grade were randomly divided into a normal group,a model group,a eye-acupuncture point(AA) group and

  11. Introduction to Professor HUA Yan-ling's Acupuncture Experience: Ⅱ .Paravertebral Acupuncture, Sacroiliac Acupuncture and Sacral Acupuncture

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    QI Li-zhen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    @@ Pro. HUA had practiced traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture for about 50 years, borne excellent medical skills and was then highly respected by his colleagues and patients. In his large amount of practice, he combined syndrome differentiation in Chinese medicine and disease differentiation in western medicine in order to work hard on acupuncture indications and some stubborn diseases. With the time going on and medical cases accumulating, some unique treatment styles had been formed, such as Jiaji (paravertebral) acupuncture, sacroiliac acupuncture and sacral acupuncture. They are briefly introduced as follows.

  12. Adjacent, distal, or combination of point-selective effects of acupuncture on temporomandibular joint disorders: A randomized, single-blind, assessor-blind controlled trial

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    Kyung-Won Kang

    2012-12-01

    Conclusion: Our results suggest that point-selective effects among adjacent, distal, or a combination of acupoints are hardly associated with pain intensity or palpation index in participants with TMDs. Larger sample size trials are required to overcome the shortcomings of the study.

  13. Treatment of 35 Cases with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Acupuncture-moxibustion Therapy

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    张艳红; 张沈煜

    2010-01-01

    @@ Diabetes mellitus(DM)is a metabolic syndrome,characterized by long-standing hyperglycemia.The incidence of type 2 diabetes is higher than 90%.Treatment of diabetes by acupuncture existed in ancient times,and as early as in Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing(A-B Canon of Acupuncture and Moxibustion),it documented the points selection therapy in treating diabetes.

  14. Experimental Research on Electro-acupuncture Huxun Point Area in Arrhythmia Rats%电针呼循穴区对心律失常模型大鼠的影响

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    王珊珊; 李开春; 李青润; 石玉迎; 张明章; 潘锋; 张露芬

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) in arrhythmia rats via ECG,plasma cAMP and cGMP levels. Methods: Experimental arrhythmia model was induced by BaCl2 in rats with EA on Huxun point area or lateral line 1 of fore-head or intravenous inject lidocaine. Some indices were observed such as the ECG,the cAMP and the cGMP. Results: After the EA on Huxun point area,the heart rate and the car-dioversion time were decreased. Levels including cAMP and cAMP / cGMP were reduced. The effect of EA on Huxun point area was similar to EA on lateral line 1 offore-head. Moreover,the intravenous inject lidocaine had the strongest effect. Conclusion: EA on Huxun point area has an obvious curative effect in arrhythmia rats. Its mechanism maybe related to the meridians,the autonomic nervous system,the cAMP and the cGMP.%目的 观察电针“呼循穴区”对心律失常大鼠的心电图及血浆环磷酸腺苷(cAMP)、环磷酸鸟苷(cGMP)水平的影响.方法 采用BaCl2诱发大鼠心律失常模型,电针大鼠呼循穴区,观察实验前后各时刻大鼠心电图变化,检测干预后大鼠血浆cAMP、cGMP含量,并与电针额旁1线,舌下静脉注射0.5%利多卡因进行对比.结果 电针呼循穴区能减慢心律失常大鼠心率、缩短复律时间,降低血浆cAMP、cAMP/cGMP水平,电针呼循穴区与额旁1线效果相当,0.5%利多卡因效果最强.结论 电针呼循穴区对心律失常大鼠有明显的改善作用,其作用机制可能与经络、自主神经系统,血浆cAMP、cGMP水平有关.

  15. Characterizing acupuncture stimuli using brain imaging with FMRI--a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.

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    Wenjing Huang

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of action underlying acupuncture, including acupuncture point specificity, are not well understood. In the previous decade, an increasing number of studies have applied fMRI to investigate brain response to acupuncture stimulation. Our aim was to provide a systematic overview of acupuncture fMRI research considering the following aspects: 1 differences between verum and sham acupuncture, 2 differences due to various methods of acupuncture manipulation, 3 differences between patients and healthy volunteers, 4 differences between different acupuncture points. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We systematically searched English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese databases for literature published from the earliest available up until September 2009, without any language restrictions. We included all studies using fMRI to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the human brain (at least one group that received needle-based acupuncture. 779 papers were identified, 149 met the inclusion criteria for the descriptive analysis, and 34 were eligible for the meta-analyses. From a descriptive perspective, multiple studies reported that acupuncture modulates activity within specific brain areas, including somatosensory cortices, limbic system, basal ganglia, brain stem, and cerebellum. Meta-analyses for verum acupuncture stimuli confirmed brain activity within many of the regions mentioned above. Differences between verum and sham acupuncture were noted in brain response in middle cingulate, while some heterogeneity was noted for other regions depending on how such meta-analyses were performed, such as sensorimotor cortices, limbic regions, and cerebellum. CONCLUSIONS: Brain response to acupuncture stimuli encompasses a broad network of regions consistent with not just somatosensory, but also affective and cognitive processing. While the results were heterogeneous, from a descriptive perspective most studies suggest that acupuncture can

  16. Acupuncture: What Underlies Needle Administration?

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    Tao Liu

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy with its mode of action unclear and efficacy inconclusive. A lack of attention given to the role of psychosocial context presented in clinical provision of acupuncture may mainly account for the current dilemma in acupuncture research. This psychosocial context induces various cognitive and affective processes in the patient while receiving this treatment. On the basis of the analysis of these psychological factors involved in clinical provision of acupuncture and in light of prior studies on the placebo effect, the author hypothesizes that acupuncture works through potentiation and modulation of a highly organized and somatotopic network of endogenous opioids that links expectation, attention and body schema. This hypothesis, which focuses on the contextual factors involved in clinical provision of acupuncture, has immediate clinical and experimental implications and will take the acupuncture debate much further forward.

  17. Somato stimulation and acupuncture therapy.

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    Zhao, Jing-Jun; Rong, Pei-Jing; Shi, Li; Ben, Hui; Zhu, Bing

    2016-05-01

    Acupuncture is an oldest somato stimulus medical technique. As the most representative peripheral nerve stimulation therapy, it has a complete system of theory and application and is applicable to a large population. This paper expounds the bionic origins of acupuncture and analyzes the physiological mechanism by which acupuncture works. For living creatures, functionally sound viscera and effective endurance of pain are essential for survival. This paper discusses the way in which acupuncture increases the pain threshold of living creatures and the underlying mechanism from the perspective of bionics. Acupuncture can also help to adjust visceral functions and works most effectively in facilitating the process of digestion and restraining visceral pain. This paper makes an in-depth overview of peripheral nerve stimulation therapy represented by acupuncture. We look forward to the revival of acupuncture, a long-standing somato stimulus medicine, in the modern medical systems.

  18. 循经取穴针刺治疗坐骨神经痛50例%Sciatica therapy with point on the pathway acupuncture in 50 cases

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    白伟

    2003-01-01

    @@ INTRODUCTION Sciatica is a kind of syndrome with pain along with sciatic nervepathway and its distribufion area. To investigate the effectivemethods by traditional medicine, we classified the pathway on baseof pain position, take points on the pathway as major and rueridianprinciple as assistance. All the sciatic patients were treated withacupuncture with physiotherapy compared with patients with tradi-tional medical drugs and the latter had a very good efiects.

  19. Acupuncture inhibits cue-induced heroin craving and brain activation

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    Xinghui Cai; Xiaoge Song; Chuanfu Li; Chunsheng Xu; Xiliang Li; Qi Lu

    2012-01-01

    Previous research using functional MRI has shown that specific brain regions associated with drug dependence and cue-elicited heroin craving are activated by environmental cues.Craving is an important trigger of heroin relapse,and acupuncture may inhibit craving.In this study,we performed functional MRI in heroin addicts and control subjects.We compared differences in brain activation between the two groups during heroin cue exposure,heroin cue exposure plus acupuncture at the Zusanli point(ST36)without twirling of the needle,and heroin cue exposure plus acupuncture at the Zusanli point with twirling of the needle.Heroin cue exposure elicited significant activation in craving-related brain regions mainly in the frontal lobes and callosal gyri.Acupuncture without twirling did not significantly affect the range of brain activation induced by heroin cue exposure,but significantly changed the extent of the activation in the heroin addicts group.Acupuncture at the Zusanli.point with twirling of the needle significantly decreased both the range and extent of activation induced by heroin cue exposure compared with heroin cue exposure plus acupuncture without twirling of the needle.These experimental findings indicate that presentation of heroin cues can induce activation in craving-related brain regions,which are involved in reward,learning and memory,cognition and emotion.Acupuncture at the Zusanli point can rapidly suppress the activation of specific brain regions related to craving,supporting its potential as an intervention for drug craving.

  20. 剖宫产术后穴位及乳房按摩刺激泌乳的临床应用研究%Stimulating lactation massaging breast and acupuncture points after cesarean section

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    冯少萍; 杨春梅; 陆平升; 王琦; 陈燕华; 蒙桂嫦; 赖邦玲

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨剖宫产术后穴位及乳房按摩刺激泌乳的临床效果.方法 选择2013年8月至2015年12月期间我院产科剖宫产术后200例无母乳喂养禁忌症的产妇,按照数字表法随机分为两组,对照组100例在剖宫产术后实施常规护理进行母乳喂养,不用任何催乳方法.观察组100例则在对照组的基础上采用穴位及乳房按摩刺激泌乳方法.结果 观察组产妇的泌乳始动时间(20.7±14.5)h,显著地早于对照组的(32.8±16.9)h,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),观察组泌乳量增加较对照组显著,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),观察组新生儿在研究期间的体重变化为(-168.75±68.89)g,对照组新生儿在同一时期的体重变化为(-233.92±72.96)g.观察组新生儿体重下降的幅度明显的小于对照组(t=3.25,P<0.05).对照组新生儿中有2人体重下降超过10%,而观察组的新生儿体重下降均在正常的生理性范围内.结论 剖宫产术后穴位及乳房按摩刺激泌乳具有乳汁分泌时间提前、泌乳量增加的作用,还能缓解产后乳房胀痛.%Objective To explore the clinical effect of stimulating lactation massaging breast and acupuncture points after cesarean section.Methods 200 puerperae without contraindications of maternal breastfeeding after cesarean section were selected from our hospital from August, 2013 to December,2015 and were randomly divided into a control group and an observation group, 100 for each group.After cesarean section, the control group were routinely cared and maternally breastfed their infants.In addition,the observation group were stimulated lactation massaging breast and acupuncture points.Results The initiating time of maternal lactation was (20.7±14.5) h in the observation group and was (32.8±16.9) h in the control group, with a statistical difference(P < 0.05).The mammary volume increased more in the observation group than in the control group, with a

  1. Characteristics analysis of acupuncture electroencephalograph based on mutual information Lempel-Ziv complexity

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    LuoXi-Liu; Wang Jiang; Han Chun-Xiao; Deng Bin; Wei Xi-Le; Bian Hong-Rui

    2012-01-01

    As a convenient approach to the characterization of cerebral cortex electrical information,electroencephalograph (EEG) has potential clinical application in monitoring the acupuncture effects.In this paper,a method composed of the mutual information method and Lempel-Ziv complexity method (MILZC) is proposed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on the complexity of information exchanges between different brain regions based on EEGs.In the experiments,eight subjects are manually acupunctured at ‘Zusanli' acupuncture point (ST-36) with different frequencies (i.e.,50,100,150,and 200 times/min) and the EEGs are recorded simultaneously.First,MILZC values are compared in general.Then average brain connections are used to quantify the effectiveness of acupuncture under the above four frequencies.Finally,significance index P values are used to study the spatiality of the acupuncture effect on the brain.Three main findings are obtained:(i) MILZC values increase during the acupuncture; (ii) manual acupunctures (MAs) with 100 times/min and 150 times/min are more effective than with 50 times/min and 200 times/min; (iii) contralateral hemisphere activation is more prominent than ipsilateral hemisphere's. All these findings suggest that acupuncture contributes to the increase of brain information exchange complexity and the MILZC method can successfully describe these changes.

  2. Characteristics analysis of acupuncture electroencephalograph based on mutual information Lempel—Ziv complexity

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    Luo, Xi-Liu; Wang, Jiang; Han, Chun-Xiao; Deng, Bin; Wei, Xi-Le; Bian, Hong-Rui

    2012-02-01

    As a convenient approach to the characterization of cerebral cortex electrical information, electroencephalograph (EEG) has potential clinical application in monitoring the acupuncture effects. In this paper, a method composed of the mutual information method and Lempel—Ziv complexity method (MILZC) is proposed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on the complexity of information exchanges between different brain regions based on EEGs. In the experiments, eight subjects are manually acupunctured at ‘Zusanli’ acupuncture point (ST-36) with different frequencies (i.e., 50, 100, 150, and 200 times/min) and the EEGs are recorded simultaneously. First, MILZC values are compared in general. Then average brain connections are used to quantify the effectiveness of acupuncture under the above four frequencies. Finally, significance index P values are used to study the spatiality of the acupuncture effect on the brain. Three main findings are obtained: (i) MILZC values increase during the acupuncture; (ii) manual acupunctures (MAs) with 100 times/min and 150 times/min are more effective than with 50 times/min and 200 times/min; (iii) contralateral hemisphere activation is more prominent than ipsilateral hemisphere's. All these findings suggest that acupuncture contributes to the increase of brain information exchange complexity and the MILZC method can successfully describe these changes.

  3. Acupuncture for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

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    Na Young Shin

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Empirical research has produced mixed results regarding the effects of acupuncture on the treatment of alcohol use disorder in humans. Few studies have provided a comprehensive review or a systematic overview of the magnitude of the treatment effect of acupuncture on alcoholism. This study investigated the effects of acupuncture on alcohol-related symptoms and behaviors in patients with this disorder. The PubMed database was searched until 23 August 2016, and reference lists from review studies were also reviewed. Seventeen studies were identified for a full-text inspection, and seven (243 patients of these met our inclusion criteria. The outcomes assessed at the last posttreatment point and any available follow-up data were extracted from each of the studies. Our meta-analysis demonstrated that an acupuncture intervention had a stronger effect on reducing alcohol-related symptoms and behaviors than did the control intervention (g=0.67. A beneficial but weak effect of acupuncture treatment was also found in the follow-up data (g=0.29. Although our analysis showed a significant difference between acupuncture and the control intervention in patients with alcohol use disorder, this meta-analysis is limited by the small number of studies included. Thus, a larger cohort study is required to provide a firm conclusion.

  4. Acupuncture for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

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    Shin, Na Young; Lim, Young Jin

    2017-01-01

    Empirical research has produced mixed results regarding the effects of acupuncture on the treatment of alcohol use disorder in humans. Few studies have provided a comprehensive review or a systematic overview of the magnitude of the treatment effect of acupuncture on alcoholism. This study investigated the effects of acupuncture on alcohol-related symptoms and behaviors in patients with this disorder. The PubMed database was searched until 23 August 2016, and reference lists from review studies were also reviewed. Seventeen studies were identified for a full-text inspection, and seven (243 patients) of these met our inclusion criteria. The outcomes assessed at the last posttreatment point and any available follow-up data were extracted from each of the studies. Our meta-analysis demonstrated that an acupuncture intervention had a stronger effect on reducing alcohol-related symptoms and behaviors than did the control intervention (g = 0.67). A beneficial but weak effect of acupuncture treatment was also found in the follow-up data (g = 0.29). Although our analysis showed a significant difference between acupuncture and the control intervention in patients with alcohol use disorder, this meta-analysis is limited by the small number of studies included. Thus, a larger cohort study is required to provide a firm conclusion. PMID:28167975

  5. Understanding Acupuncture Based on ZHENG Classification from System Perspective

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    Junwei Fang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is an efficient therapy method originated in ancient China, the study of which based on ZHENG classification is a systematic research on understanding its complexity. The system perspective is contributed to understand the essence of phenomena, and, as the coming of the system biology era, broader technology platforms such as omics technologies were established for the objective study of traditional chinese medicine (TCM. Omics technologies could dynamically determine molecular components of various levels, which could achieve a systematic understanding of acupuncture by finding out the relationships of various response parts. After reviewing the literature of acupuncture studied by omics approaches, the following points were found. Firstly, with the help of omics approaches, acupuncture was found to be able to treat diseases by regulating the neuroendocrine immune (NEI network and the change of which could reflect the global effect of acupuncture. Secondly, the global effect of acupuncture could reflect ZHENG information at certain structure and function levels, which might reveal the mechanism of Meridian and Acupoint Specificity. Furthermore, based on comprehensive ZHENG classification, omics researches could help us understand the action characteristics of acupoints and the molecular mechanisms of their synergistic effect.

  6. Efficacy of femtosecond lasers for application of acupuncture therapy.

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    Ohta, Mika; Hosokawa, Yoichiroh; Hatano, Naoya; Sugano, Aki; Ito, Akihiko; Takaoka, Yutaka

    2016-12-10

    Acupuncture treatment utilizes the stimulation of metal acupuncture needles that are manually inserted into a living body. In the last decades, laser light has been used as an alternative to needles to stimulate acupuncture points. We previously reported suppression of myostatin (Mstn) gene expression in skeletal muscle by means of femtosecond laser (FL) irradiation, after electroacupuncture, in which acupuncture needles are stimulated with a low-frequency microcurrent. The purpose of the study here was to investigate the efficacy of FL irradiation in mouse skeletal muscle with regard to protein synthesis. After irradiation of the hindlimbs, we first analyzed Mstn gene expression and Mstn protein level in the skeletal muscle. We then evaluated phosphorylation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and its downstream target 70-kDa ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p70S6K). The results showed that FL irradiation significantly reduced the amount of Mstn protein and enhanced the phosphorylation of p70S6K in of the mTOR/S6K signaling pathway. We suggest that FL irradiation activated the protein synthetic pathway in the skeletal muscle. In conclusion, we determined that FL irradiation can serve as an alternative for acupuncture needles and has the potential of being a new non-invasive acupuncture treatment of skeletal muscle.

  7. Puncturing the myths of acupuncture

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    Molly J. Mallory; Alexander Do; Sara E. Bublitz; Susan J. Veleber; Brent A. Bauer; Anjali Bhagra

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture is a widely practiced system of medicine that has been in place for thousands of years. Consumer interest and use of acupuncture are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, as it is used to treat a multitude of symptoms and disease processes as wel as to maintain health and prevent ilness. A growing body of evidence increasingly validates the practice of acupuncture. Further developing scientifi c data wil play an important role in the future of acupuncture and other complementary and alternative medicines in public health. Acupuncture is commonly used concurrently with conventional medicine. Although acupuncture is embraced by consumers and medical professionals, misconceptions abound. We have explored and dispeled ten misconceptions common to the practice of acupuncture, utilizing an evidence-based approach. As the trend of merging conventional medical care with acupuncture treatment grows, it is important to develop a conceptual model of integrative medicine. Using a scientifi c evidence approach wil create a structure from which to begin and grow confi dence among conventional medical providers. Acupuncture is a safe and effective modality when performed properly by trained professionals. Educating both the consumer and medical community is important to enable appropriate and evidence-based applications of acupuncture and integration with conventional medicine for high-quality patient care.

  8. The characteristics of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (acupuncture-like TENS): a literature review.

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    Francis, Richard P; Johnson, Mark I

    2011-01-01

    Acupuncture-like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is used for pain relief. This study aimed to review the descriptions of the characteristics of acupuncture-like TENS reported within the published literature up to June 2011. A total of 88 items of published literature were retrieved.. 35 authors or groups provided 1 publication (Single Contributions - SC) and 10 authors or groups provided more than 1 publication (Multiple Contributions - MC). In order to gain the acupuncture-like effects of TENS, authors often characterised acupuncture-like TENS using: an intensity that caused muscle contractions (6MC, 17SC), or a sensation to tolerance threshold (3MC, 4SC); a 1-4 pulses per second (pps) pulse rate (5MC, 16SC); a 100-200 micros pulse duration (2MC, 8SC); stimulation to acupuncture points (5MC, 4SC), or myotomes (3MC, 3SC), or over the painful area (3MC, 1SC). Critically, unlike many authors included in the present review, the International Association for the Study of Pain core curriculum does not mention the triggering of muscle contractions when acupuncture-like TENS is defined. This may be an area that that they should reconsider.

  9. Acupuncture Decreases Blood Pressure Related to Hypothalamus Functional Connectivity with Frontal Lobe, Cerebellum, and Insula: A Study of Instantaneous and Short-Term Acupuncture Treatment in Essential Hypertension

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    Yu Zheng

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The therapeutic effects of acupuncture in decreasing blood pressure are ambiguous and underlying acupuncture in hypertension treatment has not been investigated. Our objective was to observe the change of quality of life and compare the differences in brain functional connectivity by investigating instantaneous and short-term acupuncture treatment in essential hypertension patients. A total of 30 patients were randomly divided into the LR3 group and sham acupoint group. Subjects received resting-state fMRI among preacupuncture, postinstantaneous, and short-term acupuncture treatment in two groups. Hypothalamus was selected as the seed point to analyze the changes in connectivity. We found three kinds of results: (1 There was statistical difference in systolic blood pressure in LR3 group after the short-term treatment and before acupuncture. (2 Compared with sham acupoint, acupuncture at LR3 instantaneous effects in the functional connectivity with seed points was more concentrated in the frontal lobe. (3 Compared with instantaneous effects, acupuncture LR3 short-term effects in the functional connectivity with seed points had more regions in frontal lobe, cerebellum, and insula. These brain areas constituted a neural network structure with specific functions that could explain the mechanism of therapy in hypertension patients by LR3 acupoint.

  10. 不同干预手法作用于足三里穴对运动性疲劳大鼠脑内5-HT的影响%Effect of Hypothalamus 5 -HT System on Rats with Exercise Fatigue Treated by Different Acupuncture Methods at Zusanli Point

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    李虹霖; 王玉珏; 夏昆鹏; 张淼

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察足三里穴不同方法干预对运动性疲劳大鼠5-HT的影响。方法:采用针刺预处理,针刺同时进行造模,将50只大鼠随机分为空白组、模型组、普针组、电针组、温针灸组,每组各10只。在第4周末观察大鼠力竭时间,下丘脑5-HT、5-HIAA/5-HT的变化。结果:各治疗组均可延长力竭时间,降低5-HT水平,提高5-HT转换率,温针灸组与电针组、普针组相比具有显著性差异( P<0.05)。结论:温针灸组在延长大鼠力竭时间、降低5-HT生成、增强5-HT转换率方面优于电针组、普针组。%Objective:To observe the effect of hypothalamus 5 -HT system on rats with exercise fatigue trea-ted by different acupuncture methods at Zusanli point.Methods:Adopt the method of“preventive acupuncture”. Create the rat models with exercise fatigue by 4 -week incremental swimming exercise,and randomly divide the rats into 5 groups:a blank group,a model group,a nomal -acupuncture group,an electric-acupuncture group and a needle warming moxibustion group.Every group had 10 rats.Detect the changes of time exhaustive swimming, the changes of 5-HT and 5-HIAA/5-HT in Hypothalamus.Results:All of the treatment groups could prolong time exhaustive swimming,decrease 5-HT level, increase 5-HT conversion rate.The effect of needle warming moxibustion group compared with nomal-acupuncture group and electric-acupuncture group had a significant difference(P<0.05) .Conclusion:Needle warming moxibustion group can effectively prolong time exhaustive swimming,decrease 5-HT level and increase 5-HT conversion rate.Among these groups,nee-dle warming moxibustion group is the best.

  11. 穴位埋线配合人参补精安神方治疗老年性痴呆的临床效果评价%Acupuncture point bury line fill with ginseng fine nerves clinical effect evaluation for the treatment of senile dementia

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    李鸿萱; 王倩; 刘丽敏; 毕丽梅; 刘淑颖; 刘瑾

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the acupuncture points embedded wire fill with ginseng fine nerves clinical effect for the treatment of senile dementia.Methods The research object to our hospital from February 2014 to February 2014 in the hospital for treatment of 98 cases of senile dementia patients. Randomized methods: digital grouping. 49 cases in each group. Buried quad give acupuncture point bury line treatment; Embedded wire+Chinese traditional medicine group was given acupuncture points buried lines with ginseng essence sedative treatment. Compare the clinical curative effect, the differences between the cognitive function before and after the treatment. Results (1) the embedded wire+Chinese traditional medicine group compared to the buried quad total effective rate is higher,P0.05; Embedded wire+Chinese traditional medicine group after treatment compared with buried quad ACE-R score improved more significantly,P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture point bury line fill with ginseng fine nerves exactly the clinical effect of treating senile dementia, which can effectively improve cognitive function in patients, is worth promoting.%目的:研究穴位埋线配合人参补精安神方治疗老年性痴呆的临床效果。方法:研究对象为我院2014年2月到2015年2月住院接受治疗的98例老年性痴呆患者。随机分组方法:数字分组法。每组49例。埋线组给予穴位埋线治疗;埋线+中药组给予穴位埋线配合人参补精安神方治疗。对比临床疗效、治疗前后认知功能的差异。结果:(1)埋线+中药组相比于埋线组总有效率更高, P<0.05;(2)治疗前两组ACE-R评分相似,P>0.05;治疗后埋线+中药组相比于埋线组ACE-R评分改善更显著,P<0.05。结论:穴位埋线配合人参补精安神方治疗老年性痴呆的临床效果确切,可有效改善患者认知功能,值得推广。

  12. [Acupuncture: basics, practice, and evidence].

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    Stör, W; Irnich, D

    2009-08-01

    Acupuncture, which originated with traditional Chinese medicine, has been increasingly used in Western medicine over the last three decades. A huge body of scientific literature reports the physiological and clinical effects of acupuncture. In Germany, about 30,000 physicians apply acupuncture at least occasionally, and German health insurances reimburse acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee. This overview discusses the most important historical, theoretical, practical, and scientific aspects of acupuncture in general, with a special look at anaesthesia. Regarding anaesthesia, supportive acupuncture treatment is performed for postoperative pain, anxiolysis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting, based on promising results of rigorous randomised trials. However, many unresolved questions remain, such as regarding specificity of concepts, indications, and optimum dose.

  13. [Acupuncture. Basics, practice, and evidence].

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    Stör, W; Irnich, D

    2009-03-01

    Acupuncture, which originated with traditional Chinese medicine, has been increasingly used in Western medicine over the last three decades. A huge body of scientific literature reports the physiological and clinical effects of acupuncture. In Germany, about 30,000 physicians apply acupuncture at least occasionally, and German health insurances reimburse acupuncture treatment for chronic low back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee. This overview discusses the most important historical, theoretical, practical, and scientific aspects of acupuncture in general, with a special look at anaesthesia. Regarding anaesthesia, supportive acupuncture treatment is performed for postoperative pain, anxiolysis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting, based on promising results of rigorous randomised trials. However, many unresolved questions remain, such as regarding specificity of concepts, indications, and optimum dose.

  14. Acupuncture in De Quervain's disease: a treatment proposal.

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    da Silva, João Bosco Guerreiro; Batigália, Fernando

    2014-02-01

    De Quervain's disease is a painful stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the hand affecting the tendons of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis, caused mainly by overuse. Conventional treatments include rest, immobilisation, oral anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injection and even surgery, but none of these is established as clearly effective. Acupuncture is rarely mentioned and the points suggested are rather general-regional, tender and ah shi points. Tendinopathy is almost always associated with problems in the relevant muscles and this paper calls attention to the correct identification and needling of the affected muscles, in order to increase the specificity of acupuncture treatment.

  15. BET 2: Acupuncture and fibromyalgia.

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    Goldie, Laura; Hogg, Kerstin

    2016-10-01

    A shortcut review was carried out to see if acupuncture is an effective pain treatment in fibromyalgia. One Cochrane review and five subsequent papers and conference abstracts were identified. There are no large studies addressing this question and acupuncture has been compared with many different treatment modalities. Acupuncture may be a valid treatment for pain in fibromyalgia, but more research is required to validate this.

  16. Acupuncture Mechanism and Redox Equilibrium

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    Xiang-Hong Zeng; Qian-Qian Li; Qian Xu; Fang Li; Cun-Zhi Liu

    2014-01-01

    Oxidative stress participates in the pathological process of various diseases. Acupuncture is a component of the health care system in China that can be traced back for at least 3000 years. Recently, increased evidences indicate that acupuncture stimulation could reduce oxidative damage in organisms under pathological state, but the exact mechanism remains unclear. This review focuses on the emerging links between acupuncture and redox modulation in various disorders, such as vascular dementi...

  17. AB007. The effect of auricular acupuncture and acupressure in smoking cessation

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    Ioannis, Stathourakis

    2016-01-01

    Background Smoking is often associated with many types of cancer, increased cardiovascular and pulmonary morbidity. In 2006, it has been estimated that the annual number of deaths due to smoking approached 5,000,000, and is expected to double by 2030. The practice of auricular acupuncture is based on the theory that there are certain points in the ear flap corresponding to major organ systems of the human body and can be manipulated to lead to a therapeutic effect on the corresponding organ. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture for assisting people with the aim of stopping smoking. Methods A review of the literature has been done in PubMed database on the auricular acupuncture method for efficacy of the conservative treatment for smoking cessation with Keywords: auricular, acupuncture, smoking and cessation. Results The effectiveness of using acupuncture reported that is close to 45%, which is on par with other pharmacological methods. According to Ballal et al., the execution of acupuncture to quit smoking for six weeks produced a success rate of 50.1%, 45.5% of subjects reduced their consumption to 5 cigarettes and 4.3% failed to reduce smoking. Furthermore, Hackett et al. reported success rate of 50% after 12 months of electric acupuncture to the ear. After using acupuncture treatment in 514 persons, Choy et al. reported a success rate of 88%, and relapse rate of 31% in the second year of treatment. Conclusions The auricular acupuncture is effective in smoking cessation and should be considered as an alternative to help smokers, especially those whose previous attempts using conventional methods were in vain. Also the combination with existing methods seems ideal. The survey results also showed that the therapeutic effects of acupuncture in smoking cessation is similar to that of nicotine gum method and behavioral therapy, suggesting that acupuncture is neither superior nor inferior to other methods for smoking

  18. 21 CFR 880.5580 - Acupuncture needle.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Acupuncture needle. 880.5580 Section 880.5580 Food... § 880.5580 Acupuncture needle. (a) Identification. An acupuncture needle is a device intended to pierce the skin in the practice of acupuncture. The device consists of a solid, stainless steel needle....

  19. A Case of Alopecia Areata Treated with Bee Venom and Carthami Flos Herbal Acupuncture

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    Full Text Available Objective : Alopecia areata is a common disease and the difficulty of its medical management is well known. This study was designed to investigate the effect of bee venom and Carthami Flos herbal acupuncture. Methods : The patient was managed by bee venom, carthami-flos herbal acupuncture and General acupunture. Herbal acupuncture was injected subcutaneously into the lesion. We checked involvement in plaque, according to evaluation of the effect on alopecia areata. Result : After 5 month of treatment, the lesion had been replaced with new terminal hair. Evaluation of the effect on alopecia areata The score changed from 0 to 3 point. Conclusion : These result suggest that bee venom and Carthami Flos herbal acupuncture has good effect on alopecia areata. But further studies are required to concretely prove the effectiveness of bee venom and Carthami Flos herbal acupuncture for treating alopecia areata.

  20. Treatment of Bell's Palsy by Acupuncture plus Microwave Therapy: A Report of 98 Cases

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    QIAO Guang-wen; SUN Pei-hua; KUAI Le

    2003-01-01

    Ninety-eight patients of facial paralysis were treated by acupuncture plus microwave irradiating the postauricle area and Ashi point. After 3 courses of treatment, 71 cases were cured, 26 cases got improvement and 1 case obtained no effect.

  1. [Conception of Ashi points].

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    Xu, Rong-dong; Li, Heng

    2005-04-01

    In the light of obscure conception of Ashi points in the circle of acupuncture and moxibustion at present, this article tries to clarify the origin and definition of Ashi points by textual research of literatures. It is put forward that Ashi points are not the same with "tender spot" and "Buding point, Tianying point", but are some special responding points, including regular points and extra points, when the organism is ill. When these points are pressed the organism will be comfortable or painful. And the definition, location and clinical location method of Ashi points are proposed.

  2. Observation on therapeutic effect of acupuncture at pain points for treatment of myofascial pain syndrome%"以痛为腧"治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征疗效观察

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    张峻峰; 吴耀持; 宓轶群

    2009-01-01

    目的:观察"以痛为腧"治疗与药物按摩治疗肌筋膜疼痛综合征(MPS)的临床疗效差异.方法:将150例MPS患者随机分为观察组(90例)和对照组(60例).观察组"以痛为腧",用"滞针法"针刺后配合"一指禅"手法治疗;对照组予以扶他林乳剂局部涂抹按摩治疗.两组均治疗1个疗程,3个月后随访,进行疗效比较.结果:两组治疗前后症状积分比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.01),疼痛和压痛评分的组间比较差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05),肌肉痉挛和关节活动受限程度评分的组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组治疗后愈显率、总有效率分别为57.8%、94.4%,对照组分别为31.7%、73.3%,组间比较差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05).结论:"以痛为腧",应用"滞针法"针刺后配合"一指禅"手法治疗MPS可有效缓解疼痛和压痛等临床症状,在愈显率、总有效率以及对肌肉痉挛、关节活动的改善方面优于扶他林乳剂局部涂抹按摩治疗.%Objective To compare therapeutic effects of acupuncture at pain points and massage combined with medicine on myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Methods One hundred and fifty cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n=90) and a control group (n=60). The observation group was treated with needle-sticking method combined with single-finger meditation pushing therapy at pain points, and the control group with local application of Votalin Emulgel combined with Tuina. All the patients were treated for 1 course and followed up after 3 months and their therapeutic effects were compared. Results There were significant differences in cumulative scores of symptoms before and after treatment in the two groups (both P0.05) , and there were significant differences in the muscle spasm and joint range of motion between the two groups (P

  3. Anatomical relationship between traditional acupuncture point ST 36 and Omura's ST 36 (True ST 36) with their therapeutic effects: 1) inhibition of cancer cell division by markedly lowering cancer cell telomere while increasing normal cell telomere, 2) improving circulatory disturbances, with reduction of abnormal increase in high triglyceride, L-homocystein, CRP, or cardiac troponin I & T in blood by the stimulation of Omura's ST 36--Part 1.

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    Omura, Yoshiaki; Chen, Yemeng; Lu, Dominic P; Shimotsura, Yasuhiro; Ohki, Motomu; Duvvi, Harsha

    2007-01-01

    Using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Resonance Phenomena between 2 identical substances, Omura, Y. succeeded in making the image of the outline of internal organs without use of standard imaging devices since 1982. When he imaged the outline of the stomach on the abdominal wall, a number of the lines came out from upper and lower parts of stomach wall. When the lines were followed, they were very close to the well-known stomach meridians. Subsequently, he found a method of localizing meridians and their corresponding acupuncture points as well as shapes and diameters accurately. At the anatomical location of ST 36 described in traditional textbooks, Omura, Y. found there is no acupuncture point. However, in the close vicinity, there is an acupuncture point which he named as true ST 36 in the mid 1980s, but it is generally known as Omura's ST 36. When the effects of the acupuncture on these 2 locations were compared, Omura's ST 36 (true ST 36) produced very significant well-known acupuncture beneficial effects including improved circulation and blood chemistry, while in the traditional ST 36, the effects were small. In this article, the anatomical relationship between these two acupuncture points, with a short distance of 0.6 approximately 1.5 cm between the centers of these locations, was described. In early 2000, Omura, Y. found Press Needle Stimulation of Omura's ST 36, using "Press-Release" procedure repeated 200 times, 4 times a day to cancer patients reduced high cancer cell telomere of 600-1500ng and high Oncogen C-fos Ab2 and Integrin alpha5beta1 of 100-700ng BDORT units to close to lyg (= 10(-24) g) BDORT units. In addition there was a significant reduction of Asbestos and Hg from cancer cells, while markedly reduced normal cell telomere of lyg was increased to optimally high amounts of 500-530ng BDORTunits. Thus, cancer cells can no longer divide and cancer activity is inhibited. The authors have successfully applied this method for a variety of cancers as well as

  4. [Thinking on controlled setting of plarebo acupuncture in clinical trial of acupuncture and moxibustion].

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    Mao, Wen-Chao; Liu, Bao-Yan; He, Li-Yun; Liu, Zhi-Shun

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    Differences and relations between effects of acupuncture therapy and sham acupuncture are systematically analyzed in this article through the influential factors of acupuncture effect. And it is held that sham acupuncture effect is not exactly equal to placebo effect. The effects of both acupuncture and sham acupuncture are composed by specific effects and non-specific effects, and the differences of non-specific effects between acupunc ture and sham acupuncture can be minimized furthest with blinding and randomized method. Therefore, the difference of acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatment rests with the degree of differences of the specific effects. Only when both of the specific effect of acupuncture and the effect of acupuncture are minimized, can it be applied as the ideal placebo control. Consequently when placebo acupunture are setted up, factors such as the body condition, site of stimulation and stimulation parameters which can influence the specific effect of acupuncture should be taken into consideration to produce the relatively minimum specific effect.

  5. The Effects of BU Herbal Acupuncture on Low Back Pain of Sprain

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    Seo Bo-myung

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    Full Text Available Objective : This study was designed to estimate the effects of BU herbal acupuncture theraphy on low back pain of sprain patients by using Visual Analogue Scale(VAS and pressure algometer. Methods : 13 volunteers were applied to BU herbal acupuncture stimulation on the BL23, BL24, BL25 and BL26 acupoints. The degree of improvement of low back pain of sprain was evaluated by VAS and pain pressure threshold(at the points of BL23 and BL24 before treatment, before 3rd treatment(after herbal acupuncture. Results : In VAS scores, there were significant differences between before and after herbal acupuncture stimulation. But there was no significant difference between before and after herbal acupuncture stimulation in pain threshold. Conclusions : The effectiveness of BU herbal acupuncture theraphy on low back pain of sprain was shown through VAS and pressure algometer. These imply that BU herbal acupuncture theraphy may be useful for low back pain of sprain. Further study is needed about BU herbal acupuncture.

  6. A background to acupuncture and its use in chronic painful musculoskeletal conditions.

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    White, Peter

    2006-09-01

    This article gives a brief description of the origins of acupuncture and describes some of the underlying philosophy behind this treatment and attempts to place it in context of the traditional Chinese medicine genre within which acupuncture is set. The article then explains the difference between traditional and Western style acupuncture and explains how point selection is made. The use of acupuncture is steadily increasing for a variety of reasons, it is a very safe intervention particularly when compared to conventional treatment and its lack of serious side effects might in part account for some of its popularity. The science behind acupuncture is also explored in terms of its underlying mechanisms and includes pain gate, endogenous opioids, diffuse noxious inhibitory control, serotonin and bioelectricity as possible explanations. The efficacy of acupuncture for a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions is then explored and it is concluded that acupuncture has a place in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain and in particular osteo-arthritis (OA). Where degenerative conditions are involved, acupuncture clearly cannot provide a 'cure' but can provide symptomatic relief, often over a prolonged period.

  7. A Comparative Study Between Acupuncture and Lidocaine Block Treatment for Back of the Neck Myofascial Trigger Point%针刺与利多卡因阻滞治疗颈背部肌筋膜扳机点比较研究

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    2014-01-01

    目的:比较运用针刺与利多卡因阻滞治疗颈背部肌筋膜扳机点的临床疗效。方法收集菏泽市第二人民医院2013年5-12月MPS患者100例,通过PEMS3.1软件按照1:1的比例获取随机数字,随机将患者分为针刺组和对照组,每组50例。结果针刺组与对照组在治疗前VAS比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),两组治疗后1次以及治疗后3次均较治疗前降低(P0.05)。针刺组与对照组在治疗前NDI比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),两组治疗后1次以及治疗后3次均较治疗前降低(P0.05)。针刺组与对照组在治疗前PPDT与PPTO比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),两组治疗1次后以及治疗3次后PPDT与PPTO均较治疗前降低(P0.05)。结论针刺扳机点可降低VAS和NDI,提高患者的压痛阈和耐痛阈,临床效果明显,且无明显的不良反应,是治疗颈背部MPS的一种有效的可供选择的方法。%Objective To compare the clinical efficacy between acupuncture and lidocaine block for the treatment of back of the neck myofascial trigger point. Methods 100 cases of patients with MPS admitted in Heze Second People's Hospital from May, 2013 to December, 2013 were selected. A random number was obtained by PEMS3.1 software in accordance with the ratio of 1:1, and the patients were randomly divided into acupuncture group and control group with 50 cases in each. Results The difference in pre-treatment VAS between the acupuncture group and the control group was statistically significant (P>0.05), and after 1 time, 3 times of treatment, VAS of both groups were lower than before treatment(P0.05). Before treatment, the difference in NDI between the acupuncture group and the control group was statistically significant(P>0.05), after 1 time and 3 times of treatment, the NDI of both groups were lower than those before treatment (P0.05). Before treatment, the difference in PPDT and PPTO between the acupuncture group and the

  8. 针刺太冲调节抑郁症脑功能的静息态功能磁共振研究%Acupuncturing Taichong point for regulating the brain function of depression patients: resting-state fMRI study

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    易洋; 徐放明; 谢鹏; 吕发金; 林云; 吴优; 富察家申

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    Objective: To explore the changes of cerebral activity pre and after acupuncturing Taichong point. Methods: 26 patients with first-episode moderate depression diagnosed by DSM-IV diagnostic standard and 13 healthy volunteers were collected. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data were acquired pre and after acupuncture by 3.0 T MRI instrument, analyzed by fractional amplitude of low frequency fluctions (fALFF) and functional connectivity analysis. The results of the two groups were tested by using paired t-test. Results: Compared with data scanned prior to acupuncture, fALFF value of post-acupuncture decreased significantly in right frontal lobe of control group,and in right superior frontal gyrus, right middle frontal gyrus, left superior frontal gyrus, bilateral inferior partietal lobule, right precuneus of depression group. The left anterior cingulate as seed had increased functional connectivity in left medial frontal gyrus, right superior frontal gyrus, right temporal lobe, left posterior cingulated, bilateral parietal lobe and bilateral caudate of depression group. Conclusion: Acupuncturing Taichong point can regulate the cerebral activity in several brain areas and some of them correlated with emotion, which may be the mechanism of acupuncture treatment for depression.%目的:探讨针刺太冲穴前后抑郁症患者脑功能变化的差异.方法:选取符合DSM-IV诊断标准的首发中度抑郁症患者26例及健康志愿者13名,运用3.0T磁共振分别在针刺前后进行静息态功能磁共振扫描,采用比率低频振幅( fALFF)和功能连接的分析方法,各组进行配对t检验比较.结果:与针刺前比较,针刺后正常对照组右侧额叶( BA11) fALFF值降低,抑郁太冲组右侧额叶(BA6)、右侧额中回(BA10)、左侧额上回中部( BA32)、双侧顶下小叶(BA40)、右侧楔前叶(BA7) fALFF值降低,抑郁非穴组左侧顶叶(BA42)、右侧顶叶( BA40)、左侧枕叶(BA17) fALFF值降低,抑郁太冲

  9. How might acupuncture work? A systematic review of physiologic rationales from clinical trials

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    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Scientific interest in acupuncture has led numerous investigators to conduct clinical trials to test the efficacy of acupuncture for various conditions, but the mechanisms underlying acupuncture are poorly understood. Methods The author conducted a PubMed search to obtain a fair sample of acupuncture clinical trials published in English in 2005. Each article was reviewed for a physiologic rationale, as well as study objectives and outcomes, experimental and control interventions, country of origin, funding sources and journal type. Results Seventy-nine acupuncture clinical trials were identified. Twenty-six studies (33% offered no physiologic rationale. Fifty-three studies (67% posited a physiologic basis for acupuncture: 33 (62% of 53 proposed neurochemical mechanisms, 2 (4% segmental nervous system effects, 6 (11% autonomic nervous system regulation, 3 (6% local effects, 5 (9% effects on brain function and 5 (9% other effects. No rationale was proposed for stroke; otherwise having a rationale was not associated with objective, positive or negative findings, means of intervention, country of origin, funding source or journal type. The dominant explanation for how acupuncture might work involves neurochemical responses and is not reported to be dependent on treatment objective, specific points, means or method of stimulation. Conclusion Many acupuncture trials fail to offer a meaningful rationale, but proposing a rationale can help investigators to develop and test a causal hypothesis, choose an appropriate control and rule out placebo effects. Acupuncture may stimulate self-regulatory processes independent of the treatment objective, points, means or methods used; this would account for acupuncture's reported benefits in so many disparate pathologic conditions.

  10. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

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    scalable to a large population. The Samueli Institute is currently testing the effectiveness of this standardized approach compared to a more holistic...is supported by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Com‐ mand under Award No. W81XWH-06-1-0279 to Samueli Institute. The views, opinions and...Niemtzow2 and Wayne B. Jonas1 1 Samueli Institute, USA 2 United States Air Force Acupuncture Center, Joint Base Andrews, USA References [1] CDC

  11. Acupuncture Analgesia in Migraine

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    吴根诚

    2009-01-01

    There is no curative treatment for migraine, although there does exist various options for pharmacological treatment.Drug treatment withβ-adrenoceptor blockers,calcium antagonists,or other agents has been shown to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks;however,the success of treatment is usually modest.Acupuncture has been increasingly used as adjunctive treatment in primary headache syndromes and there is growing evidences from clinical trials that it might be beneficial in the treatment of migraine,w...

  12. Acupuncture as anticancer treatment?

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    Kilian-Kita, Aneta; Püsküllüoglu, Mirosława; Krzemieniecki, Krzysztof

    2017-01-01

    The mystery of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been attracting people for years. Acupuncture, ranked among the most common services of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has recently gained a lot of interest in the scientific world. Contemporary researchers have been continuously trying to shed light on its possible mechanism of action in human organism. Numerous studies pertaining to acupuncture’s application in cancer symptoms or treatment-related side effects management have already been published. Moreover, since the modern idea of acupuncture’s immunomodulating effect seems to be promising, scientists have propounded a concept of its potential application as part of direct anti-tumor therapy. In our previous study we summarized possible use of acupuncture in management of cancer symptoms and treatment-related ailments, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, pain, xerostomia, vasomotor symptoms, neutropenia, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, lymphoedema after mastectomy and peripheral neuropathy. This article reviews the studies concerning acupuncture as a possible tool in modern anticancer treatment. PMID:28239282

  13. Acupuncture mechanism and redox equilibrium.

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    Zeng, Xiang-Hong; Li, Qian-Qian; Xu, Qian; Li, Fang; Liu, Cun-Zhi

    2014-01-01

    Oxidative stress participates in the pathological process of various diseases. Acupuncture is a component of the health care system in China that can be traced back for at least 3000 years. Recently, increased evidences indicate that acupuncture stimulation could reduce oxidative damage in organisms under pathological state, but the exact mechanism remains unclear. This review focuses on the emerging links between acupuncture and redox modulation in various disorders, such as vascular dementia, Parkinson's disease, and hypertension, ranging from redox system, antioxidant system, anti-inflammatory system, and nervous system to signaling pathway. Although the molecular and cellular pathways studies of acupuncture effect on oxidative stress are preliminary, they represent an important step forward in the research of acupuncture antioxidative effect.

  14. Raptor Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Degenerative Joint Disease

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    Keum Hwa Choi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5 based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3. The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided. The eagle was treated with dry needle acupuncture once per week for 2 months and biweekly for another 2 months. The Traditional Eastern Medicine diagnosis of this eagle was Bony Bi syndrome. The selected acupuncture points were ST 36, LI 4, BL 40, BL 60, GB 34, and Ba Feng (Table 3. The lameness score improved from Grade 5 to Grade 1 after 4 months of acupuncture treatment. The observed pododermatitis improved from Grade 3 to Grade 0. Symptoms including inappetence and vocalizations were significantly reduced over the 4 month period. There was no significant improvement in the radiographic signs. In conclusion, acupuncture may be a potential medical option for permanently captive raptors having musculoskeletal conditions, such as degenerative joint disease.

  15. Raptor Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Degenerative Joint Disease.

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    Choi, Keum Hwa; Buhl, Gail; Ponder, Julia

    2016-12-01

    A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5) based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3). The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided. The eagle was treated with dry needle acupuncture once per week for 2 months and biweekly for another 2 months. The Traditional Eastern Medicine diagnosis of this eagle was Bony Bi syndrome. The selected acupuncture points were ST 36, LI 4, BL 40, BL 60, GB 34, and Ba Feng (Table 3). The lameness score improved from Grade 5 to Grade 1 after 4 months of acupuncture treatment. The observed pododermatitis improved from Grade 3 to Grade 0. Symptoms including inappetence and vocalizations were significantly reduced over the 4 month period. There was no significant improvement in the radiographic signs. In conclusion, acupuncture may be a potential medical option for permanently captive raptors having musculoskeletal conditions, such as degenerative joint disease.

  16. The Effect of Hominis Placenta Herbal Acupuncture on Bell's palsy

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    Yun Jeong-hun

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available This report was done to observe the effect of Hominis placenta herbal acupuncture on Bell's palsy. The study group comprised 16 patients who arrived at Woo-suk university oriental hospital from January, 1999 till January, 2000 for Bell's palsy. All patients were divided into two group. One was herbal acupunture group, and the other was control group. Acupunture group was done herbal acupuncture therapy on the facial acupuncture points. Followings are achievement and a term of each group. In herbal acupuncture group, 100% motor recovery was 7 case, 75% was 1 case, and 25% motor recovery term was 7.38±5.21 days, 50% was 11.00±6.16 days, 75% was 15.13±9.55 days, 100% was 23.14±7.97 days. In control group, 100% motor recovery was 4 case, 75% was 2 case, 25% below was 2 case and 25% motor recovery term was 11.17±4.96days, 50% was 18.17±6.82 days, 75% was 29.50±6.95 days, 100% was 44.00±11.49 days. The above results indicate that Hominis placenta herbal acupuncture is a useful effect on Bell's palsy. thus, continuous herbal acupunture study will be needed for more clinical application on Bell' palsy.

  17. Acupuncture meridians demythified. A study using the radioactive tracer method

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    Simon, J.; Esquerre, J.P.; Guiraud, R.; Guiraud, G.; Lazorthes, Y.

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    Radioactive trajectories can be visualized by injecting a radioactive tracer, technetium 99 m, at the site of acupuncture points. To determine the exact nature of these trajectories we performed several experiments on healthy volunteers, and our results may be summarized as follows. The target organs of technetium 99 m, and notably the thyroid gland, were always visualized. The circulating radioactivity, visible on scintiscans and confirmed by venous blood counts, was not negligible. The radioactive trajectories we observed were often divided at their starting point and did not extend along the whole length of the acupuncture meridians they might have made visible. The radioactive trajectories disappeared after venous blockade to reappear when the blockade was lifted. Finally, the radioactive trajectories obtained were very similar after injection at the acupuncture point and at a control point. These findings indicate a lymphatic and venous drainage of the radioactive tracer at the site of injection followed by transportation through the veins, rather than visualization of acupuncture meridians as suggested by some authors.

  18. Gender differences in the neural response to acupuncture: Clinical implications

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    Yeo, S.; Rosen, B.; Bosch, M.P.C.; Noort, M.W.M.L. van den; Lim, S.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To examine gender differences and similarities in the psychophysical and brain responses to acupuncture at GB34, a point that is frequently used to treat motor function issues in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Methods: Functional MRI (fMRI) was used to measure brain activation in response

  19. Observation on Treatment of Dizziness Mainly by Acupuncture

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    Guo Fang; Wang Xinzhong

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on dizziness. Methods: 65 cases were randomly divided into a treatment group of 36 cases, and a control group of 29 cases. In the treatment group, a comprehensive treatment with both drugs and acupuncture was given, with the points Jiaji from C1-C4, Taiyang (EX-HN5) and Touwei (ST 8) mainly selected in the acupuncture treatment; while the control group was treated only with drugs. Results: The treatment group and the control group showed a total effective rate of 91.7% and 79.3% respectively, and a curative rate of 58.3% and 44.8% respectively,with significant differences.

  20. Phantom acupuncture: dissociating somatosensory and cognitive/affective components of acupuncture stimulation with a novel form of placebo acupuncture.

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    Lee, Jeungchan; Napadow, Vitaly; Kim, Jieun; Lee, Seunggi; Choi, Woojin; Kaptchuk, Ted J; Park, Kyungmo

    2014-01-01

    In a clinical setting, acupuncture treatment consists of multiple components including somatosensory stimulation, treatment context, and attention to needle-based procedures. In order to dissociate somatosensory versus contextual and attentional aspects of acupuncture, we devised a novel form of placebo acupuncture, a visual manipulation dubbed phantom acupuncture, which reproduces the acupuncture needling ritual without somatosensory tactile stimulation. Subjects (N = 20) received both real (REAL) and phantom (PHNT) acupuncture. Subjects were retrospectively classified into two groups based on PHNT credibility (PHNTc, who found phantom acupuncture credible; and PHNTnc, who did not). Autonomic and psychophysical responses were monitored. We found that PHNT can be delivered in a credible manner. Acupuncture needling, a complex, ritualistic somatosensory intervention, induces sympathetic activation (phasic skin conductance [SC] response), which may be specific to the somatosensory component of acupuncture. In contrast, contextual effects, such as needling credibility, are instead associated with a shift toward relative cardiovagal activation (decreased heart rate) during needling and sympathetic inhibition (decreased SC) and parasympathetic activation (decreased pupil size) following acupuncture needling. Visual stimulation characterizing the needling ritual is an important factor for phasic autonomic responses to acupuncture and may undelie the needling orienting response. Our study suggests that phantom acupuncture can be a viable sham control for acupuncture as it completely excludes the somatosensory component of real needling while maintaining the credibility of the acupuncture treatment context in many subjects.

  1. Neurobiological mechanisms of acupuncture for some common illnesses: a clinician's perspective.

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    Cheng, Kwokming James

    2014-06-01

    This paper presents some previously proposed neurobiological mechanisms on how acupuncture may work in some clinical applications from a clinician's perspective. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, the proposed mechanisms included microinjury, increased local blood flow, facilitated healing, and analgesia. Acupuncture may trigger a somatic autonomic reflex, thereby affecting the gastric and cardiovascular functions. Acupuncture may also change the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, thereby affecting the emotional state and craving. This mechanism may form the basis for the treatment of smoking cessation. By affecting other pain-modulating neurotransmitters such as met-enkephalin and substance P along the nociceptive pathway, acupuncture may relieve headache. Acupuncture may affect the hypothalamus pituitary axis and reduce the release of the luteinizing hormone in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. In addition, two other approaches to the acupuncture mechanism, the fascia connective tissue network and the primo vascular system, are briefly reviewed. Finally, the idea of true versus sham acupuncture points, which are commonly used in clinical trials, is examined because the difference between true and sham points does not exist in the neurobiological model.

  2. Long-term outcome of acupuncture in women with frequency, urgency and dysuria.

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    Chang, P L; Wu, C J; Huang, M H

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    Urodynamic measurements including cystometry, anal sphincter electromyography, urethral pressure profilometry and uroflowmetry were carried out on 21 female patients before acupuncture and at 1 and 3 years during follow-up. Follow-up ranged from 60 to 72 months (average 66.2 months). There was no significant difference in all urodynamic measurements before acupuncture and at the 1 year or 3 years follow-up. During follow-up, acupuncture at the Sp-6 point was performed in patients who had recurrence of symptoms of frequency, urgency and dysuria. The number of acupuncture treatments ranged from 2 to 8 times, with an average number of 4.8 times. A decrease of acupuncture treatments after 30 months was noted on 8 patients, but it was not statistically significant. We concluded that the long-term outcome of acupuncture at the Sp-6 point for women with frequency, urgency and dysuria was positive, but that the effect was temporary and repeated acupuncture was necessary to maintain beneficial effects.

  3. ADVANCES IN CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF ACUTE CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

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    DING Jing; SHI Xue-min

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review recent advances in clinical and experimental studies on acupuncture treatment of cerebral hemorrhage(CH). Regarding clinical studies, the resuscitation-inducing needling maneuver, and main points of Shuigou(水沟GV 26),Baihui(百会 GV 20) and scalp-points Motor Area(MS 6), Sensory Area(MS 7), etc. are often involved. Concerning experimental studies, the underlying mechanisms of acupuncture of GV-26+"Neiguan"(内关 PC 6), GV-20,GV-26+GV-20, etc. in improving acute CH are introduced. In a word, acupuncture therapy works well in improving clinical symptoms and signs of CH patients, and acupuncture stimulation induced ameilioration of cerebral blood flow, favorable modulation of some bioactive substances as excitatory and inhibitory amino acids, endothelin, CGRP, heat shock protein 70, etc. and neuro-endocrine-immune network may contribute to the effect of acupuncture on CH. In addition, acupuncture combined with medicine and earlier application of acupuncture therapy in the acute stage of CH are recommended in clinical practice.

  4. Effect of Acupuncture Manipulations at LI4 or LI11 on Blood Flow and Skin Temperature.

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    Li, Weihui; Ahn, Andrew

    2016-06-01

    Acupuncture induces physiological changes, and patients have reported warm or cool sensations with "Burning Fire" (BF) or "Penetrating Cool" (PC) manipulations. This study aimed to evaluate whether these techniques had distinct effects on skin temperature and blood flow and to examine whether skin temperature correlated with blood flow. The participants were 25 healthy volunteers, each receiving acupuncture manipulations on points LI4 and LI11 bilaterally. Skin temperatures and blood flow were recorded continuously on both arms. The study found that acupuncture significantly increased skin temperature on the needling arm by 0.3514°C on average, but decreased it on the contralateral arm by 0.2201°C on average. Blood flow decreased significantly in both arms during needling (-3.4% and -5.97% for the ipsilateral and the contralateral sides, respectively), but the changes in skin temperature did not correlate with the changes in blood flow. Furthermore, these changes were not significantly different between acupuncture techniques and acupuncture points. In conclusion, acupuncture changes local skin temperature and blood flow independent of the manipulation technique. Moreover, blood flow may not be affected by the increased temperature on the needling arm. These results help to verify traditional Chinese medicine concepts and may help in establishing standards for acupuncture treatments.

  5. Acupuncture ( zhēn jiǔ) - an emerging adjunct in routine oral care.

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    Gupta, Devanand; Dalai, Deepak Ranjan; Swapnadeep; Mehta, Parul; Indra, B Niranjanaprasad; Rastogi, Saurabh; Jain, Ankita; Chaturvedi, Mudita; Sharma, Saumya; Singh, Sanjeev; Gill, Shruti; Singh, Nisha; Gupta, Rajendra Kumar

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    Acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) ('acus' (needle) + 'punctura' (to puncture)) is the stimulation of specific points along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure, or laser light. Acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) aims to treat a range of medical and dental ailments, though is most commonly used for pain relief. This article reviews about the various possible roles of acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) in clinical dental practice. Acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) has potential in supplementing conventional treatment procedures by its diverse applicability outreach. Role of acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) in dental practice has been well supported by clinical trials. Its role in alleviating facial pain, pre-operative and post-operative dental pain has led to its widespread application. Its role as sole analgesic for treatment procedure has to be tested. It's It is a thought that acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) may prove an indispensible supplement to conventional treatment modalities and more of clinical trials and studies are required to prove the efficacy. Acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) is not a miracle cure and is not going to replace the drill. However, the technique can be a supplement to conventional treatments in TMDs, facial pain, pain management Sjoegrens syndrome, and in phobias and anxiety. The application and use of Acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ) comes with some side effects. Proper training needs to be obtained before commencement of any procedure related to acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ). Various training programs are offered to train clinical practitioners the apt method to use acupuncture ( Zhēn Jiǔ).

  6. Holistic Acupuncture approach to idiopathic refractory nausea, abdominal pain and bloating

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    2007-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic acupuncture approach on nausea, pain, bloating and electrogastrogram (EGG) parameters in patients with intractable symptoms. METHODS: Twelve patients with no or mild nausea (those without nausea had bloating or pain) and 10 with a history of moderate to severe nausea were referred for acupuncture. All underwent an EGG and were treated at acupuncture points PC6, SP4 and DU20. Visual analog scales (VAS) assessing severity of nausea, pain and bloating were obtained before and after acupuncture treatment. Nineteen patients received three and three patients received two treatments. RESULTS: VAS scores for nausea reflected the clinical assessment and differed significantly between mild and moderate/severe nausea groups. Acupuncture significantly improved severity of nausea in both groups with improved pre-treatment nausea between the first and third treatments in the moderate/severe nausea group. Pain scores improved with acupuncture in the mild nausea group only and bloating improved only with the first treatment in this group. Patients with bloating with VAS scores greater than 35 pre-treatment improved with acupuncture and over all VAS scores for pain improved with treatment. Acupuncture increased the power in the 2.7 to 3.5 cpm range in the EGG. CONCLUSION: In this uncontrolled clinical study, a holistic acupuncture approach significantly improved nausea in patients with refractory symptoms and increased the power in the 2.7-3.5 cpm component of the electrogastrogram. Bloating and pain VAS scores improved acutely with treatment. This study suggests that acupuncture may be effective in this refractory group of patients and further study using appropriate controls is warranted.

  7. Study on Treatment on Ataxia Applying Acupuncture on Posterior Ccranial Fossa and Neiguan and Renzhong as the Main Points%内关、人中穴为主穴配合颅后窝排刺治疗共济失调的研究

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    王炎; 石学敏

    2014-01-01

    Ataxia is a common clinical disease , which is mainly caused by the pathological change of cerebellum , brain spinal cord and peripheral nerve .Neiguan is Luo-connecting point , located at Jueyin pericardium meridian , which is one of eight confluence points .This point has efficiency in tranquilization , sedation, dredging the triple energizer , removing the pain and stopping vomiting and benefiting qi for tranquillization.It is one of the commonly used clinically important acupoints with a wide field of application .Renzhong, also known as Guigong and Guishi , is channel point at governor vessel meridian .Located between nose and mouth , it communicates Ren and Du Me-ridians and yin and yang qi in order to coordinate yin and yang .Meanwhile , Ren and Du Meridians belong to the brain , so inducing re-suscitation and tranquilizing the mind can be achieved by acupuncture .Equilibrium area is the anatomic projection area of cerebellum on scalp, which is preferred acupuncture treatment area in the clinical acupuncture for treating cerebellum ataxia .%共济失调是临床上常见的疾病,多有小脑、大脑脊髓和周围神经病变引起,内关穴是于厥阴心包经之络穴,为八脉交会穴之一。该穴具有安神定志,镇静除烦,宣达三焦,去痛止呕,益气安神之功能,应用范围广泛,是临床常用的重要的腧穴之一。人中穴又名鬼宫、鬼市,为督脉经穴位,位于口鼻之间,能沟通任督阴阳经气以协调阴阳,同时督脉入属于大脑,故针刺可开窍启闭,宁心安神。平衡区是小脑在头皮的解剖投影区,是临床针灸治疗小脑共济失调的首选针刺治疗区。针灸治疗共济失调具有独特的疗效,减轻患者的痛苦,提高患者的生活质量。

  8. Acupuncture, psyche and the placebo response.

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    Enck, Paul; Klosterhalfen, Sibylle; Zipfel, Stephan

    2010-10-28

    With growing use of acupuncture treatment in various clinical conditions, the question has been posed whether the reported effects reflect specific mechanisms of acupuncture or whether they represent placebo responses, as they often are similar in effect size and resemble similarities to placebo analgesia and its mechanisms. We reviewed the available literature for different placebos (sham procedures) used to control the acupuncture effects, for moderators and potential biases in respective clinical trials, and for central and peripheral mechanisms involved that would allow differentiation of placebo effects from acupuncture and sham acupuncture effects. While the evidence is still limited, it seems that biological differences exist between a placebo response, e.g. in placebo analgesia, and analgesic response during acupunture that does not occur with sham acupuncture. It seems advisable that clinical trials should include potential biomarkers of acupuncture, e.g. measures of the autonomic nervous system function to verify that acupuncture and sham acupuncture are different despite similar clinical effects.

  9. 针灸阳池穴对腕管综合征疗效的影响%Effects of acupuncture and moxibustion of Yangchi point on carpal tunnel syndrome

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    丁乾; 沈芳

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨针法与灸法并用对阳池穴治疗腕管综合征(carpal tunnel syndrome,CTS)的影响.方法 收集2011年8月至2012年8月保定市第二中心医院中医科门诊CTS患者38例,按病例尾号随机分为两组各19例.治疗组采用电针治疗,对照组采用灸法治疗,两组患者均治疗5次/周,治疗2周后观察疗效.治疗前后根据视觉模拟评分(VAS)和整体症状分数表(GSS)得分情况进行系统疗效评价.结果 治疗后两组VAS、GSS评分[治疗组分别为(3.95±1.87)分、(13.42±7.81)分;对照组分别为(4.26±2.38)分、(14.63±9.97)分]均较同组治疗前[治疗组分别为(6.89±1.56)分、(25.58±8.09)分;对照组分别为(5.79±1.69)分、(20.37±8.67)分]减少(P<0.05),且治疗组疗效优于对照组(t值分别为-3.06、-3.39,P< 0.05).治疗结束后3个月随访,两组患者VAS、GSS评分[治疗组分别为(3.29±2.31)分、(8.06±7.77)分;对照组分别为(3.28±2.95)分、(10.44±9.82)分]均较同组治疗前[治疗组分别为(6.76±1.56)分、(24.76±8.17)分;对照组分别为(5.78±1.73)分、(20.33±8.92)分]减少(P<0.05),但两组治疗后VAS评分比较,差异无统计学意义(t=-1.49,P>0.05); GSS评分治疗组优于对照组(t=-2.64,P<0.05).结论 针刺可改善CTS患者的疼痛感、麻木感及运动能力.%Objective To explore the difference of treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with needling Yangchi point and moxibustion on Yangchi point.Methods 38 cases of CTS were randomly recruited into a treatment group (19 cases) and a control group (19 cases).The treatment group was treated with electric acupuncture on Yangchi point and the control group was treated with moxibustion on Yangchi point.VAS (visual analogue scale) and GSS (overall symptom score table) scores were measured before and after the treatment.Results After the treatment VAS,GSS scores were (3.95± 1.87),(13.42±7.81) in the treatment group and (4.26±2.38),(14.63±9.97) in the control

  10. Acupuncture therapy for drug addiction.

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    Motlagh, Farid Esmaeili; Ibrahim, Fatimah; Rashid, Rusdi Abd; Seghatoleslam, Tahereh; Habil, Hussain

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat substance abuse. This study aims to review experimental studies examining the effects of acupuncture on addiction. Research and review articles on acupuncture treatment of substance abuse published between January 2000 and September 2014 were searched using the databases ISI Web of Science Core Collection and EBSCO's MEDLINE Complete. Clinical trial studies on the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for substance abuse were classified according to substance (cocaine, opioid, nicotine, and alcohol), and their treatment protocols, assessments, and findings were examined. A total of 119 studies were identified, of which 85 research articles addressed the efficacy of acupuncture for treating addiction. There were substantial variations in study protocols, particularly regarding treatment duration, frequency of electroacupuncture, duration of stimulation, and choice of acupoints. Contradictory results, intergroup differences, variation in sample sizes, and acupuncture placebo effects made it difficult to evaluate acupuncture effectiveness in drug addiction treatment. This review also identified a lack of rigorous study design, such as control of confounding variables by incorporating sham controls, sufficient sample sizes, reliable assessments, and adequately replicated experiments.

  11. Acupuncture as a Therapeutic Tool in Health Disorders in Animals: a Review

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    Călin I. Hulea; Cristina, Romeo T

    2012-01-01

    This review is about acupuncture defining elements as one of the safest methods that can be used also in veterinary therapy. In the past 20 years many veterinarians in Europe started to practice in their offices only in animal acupuncture. Acupuncture is a complex system of diagnosis, treatment and diseases prevention, based on body’s reflex action, due to the skin’s stimulation with needles. Treatment involves precise points (acupoints) influencing on skin’s surface in conjunction with certa...

  12. WRIST-ANKLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANALGESIA IN TREATING SOME COMMON DISEASES IN ATHLETES

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    JIANG Xin

    2006-01-01

    @@ With gradual generalization of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy in developed countries, an increasing attention has been paid to its application in the athletic field. Wrist-ankle acupuncture is a kind of shallow acupuncture, by which 6 points in the wrist and ankle regions are selected and punctured for treating diseases related to individual parts of the body. It is a kind of information therapy concerning biological hologram regularities. The analgesic effects of the therapy in treating some common diseases in 64 athletes are reported as follows.

  13. Restoration of Function With Acupuncture Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report.

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    Wolf, Jacob; Sparks, Linda; Deng, Yong; Langland, Jeffrey

    2015-11-01

    This case report illustrates the improvement of an acupuncture-treated patient who incurred a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a snowboarding accident. Over 4 years, the patient progressed from initially not being able to walk, having difficulty with speech, and suffering from poor eyesight to where he has now regained significant motor function, speech, and vision and has returned to snowboarding. A core acupuncture protocol plus specific points added to address the patient's ongoing concerns was used. This case adds to the medical literature by demonstrating the potential role of acupuncture in TBI treatment.

  14. Reflexogenic relaxation gastroduodenography by the acupuncture method

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    Rabkin, I.Kh.; Tsibulyak, V.N.; Mnatsakyan, K.A.; Kondorskaya, I.L.; Galkina, T.V.

    The communication is based upon the results of x-ray examination of the stomach and duodenum in 63 patients with stenoses of the pyloroduodenal zone, cicatrical deformities of the duodenal bulb, bulbar ulcer, duodenal organic lesions, and functional stenosis of the loop. First a routine X-ray examination of the stomach and duodenum was performed using barium-water mixture, then followed acupuncture aimed at hypotension in the definite points of the floor of the auricle where branches of the vagus innervating the stomach and duodenum are located. As distinct from pharmacological relaxation this method produces a purpose-oriented selective effect.

  15. Observation on the Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture for Treatment of Acute Waist Sprain

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    ZOU Min; ZHANG Ying-xue; WANG Ping-xiang; WU Xue-fei

    2003-01-01

    To compare the clinical effect of needling the Ashi point (4cm lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of cervical vertebra) plus Yaotongdian on the hand and point injection on the Ashi point with Triamoninde. The curative effect of acupuncture was better than that of point injection.

  16. Acupuncture therapy for fever induced by viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) in military medical service: a case series.

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    Kwon, SeungWon; Shin, KyoungHo; Jung, WooSang; Moon, SangKwan; Cho, KiHo

    2014-12-01

    We report the cases of eight military patients with fever (≥38°C) induced by viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) who requested treatment with acupuncture in the military medical service room. All patients were treated immediately after diagnosis with classical acupuncture (GV14, GB20, TE8 points) and a new type of acupuncture, equilibrium acupuncture (Feibing and Ganmao points). After one treatment session (20 min), reduction of body temperature was confirmed in all patients. Accompanying symptoms such as headache, myalgia and nasal obstruction also showed a tendency to decrease. Within 3 days of treatment, six of the eight patients had recovered from the URTI. No adverse effects of acupuncture treatment were reported.

  17. Acupuncture for Climacteric Syndrome

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    CUI Xue-jun; HUANG Qin-feng; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2004-01-01

    共分析了50篇文章,分别采用单纯针刺法,针刺结合其他疗法,耳穴贴压疗法和其他疗法进行治疗.有39篇文章有明确的诊断标准,其中,Kupperman评分和.治疗组涉及病例总数2946例,临床疗效最高达100%,最低为58.1%.有16篇设立了对照组.15篇进行了辨证分型,共27种证型,有肝肾阴虚,脾肾阳虚,肾阳虚,肾阴虚,心肾不交和肝郁等.针灸治疗更年期综合征具有一定效果,但缺少严格的随机对照试验(RCT).%This paper reviews and analyzes 50 articles concerning the treatment of climacteric syndrome by acupuncture and moxibustion therapries. The therapies were single acupuncture, acupuncture combining other methods, auricular-plaster therapy, and some other therapies. Clear diagnostic criteria were found in 39 articles, and the most common-used criteria were Combination of TCMand Western Medicine Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Kupperman Index Scoring and Criterion of Diagnosis and Treatment Effect of TCM Diseases and Syndrome. All together 2946 cases were treated, and the therapeutic effect rates ranged from 58.1% to 100%. There were control group in 16 articles. The syndromes have been classified as 27 types in 15 articles, including type of yin-deficiency of the liver and the kidney, yang-deficiency of the spleen and the kidney, yang-deficiency of the kidney, yindeficiency of the kidney, disharmony between the heart and the kidney, and the liver stagnation, etc.Some effects have been got in treating female climacteric syndrome with acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, however, there were fewer strict randomized controlled trials (RCT).

  18. PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACUPUNCTURE MEDICINE AND ENHANCE LEVEL OF GLOBAL ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCHThe Fifth General Assembly of WFAS and the Fifth Academic Conference was rounded off in Seoul

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    范玲玲

    2001-01-01

    The Fifth General Assembly of WFAS was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on November 12, 2 000. She Jing, Vice Health Minister and concurrent Director-General of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine from the People's Republic of China and Hong-Bin Kang, Vice Mayor of Seoul, Republic of Korea, attended the opening ceremony and adressed at the assembly. They spoke highly of the contributions that WFAS has made to the development and application of acupuncture medicine. They pointed out that in the past 13 years since the establishement of WFAS, fruitful efforts have been made for the dissemination and development of acupuncture medicine in the world. The organizational structure of WFAS is becoming more mature in the process of promoting the development of acupuncture science and accelerating the mutual understanding and cooperation among acupuncture groups in the world. The development of WFAS has entered a new stage since WFA$ was admitted into official relations with WHO.

  19. 针刺昆仑穴联合拉玛泽呼吸减痛法干预产妇分娩疼痛的研究%Effect of Acupuncture at Kunlun Point with Lamaze Childbirth Law Respiratory Care on Maternal Pain

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    石娟; 王彩珊; 勇霞; 汪莉; 樊彩凤; 李彤; 王朝红; 黄建春

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of acupuncture at Kunlun Point combined with Lamaze childbirth law respiratory care on reducing maternal pain. Methods Eighty cases were randomly divided into control group and observation group with 40 cases in each group. In control group, Lamaze childbirth law respiratory care was performed in different stages of labor but in observation group, acupuncture at Kunlun Point combined Lamaze childbirth law respiratory care were conducted. Maternal pain and labor time in both groups were compared. Results Would-be mothers in observation group experienced less pain in the first and second stage of labor (P<0.05);there were shorter time of the first, second and third stage of labor and total labor time in observation group and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture at Kunlun Point combined with Lamaze childbirth law respiratory care can effectively reduce maternal pain and shorten the labor, which is worth to be popularized clinically.%目的:探讨针刺昆仑穴位联合拉玛泽呼吸减痛法在产妇分娩疼痛中的应用效果。方法将80例产妇用随机数字表法分为对照组和观察组各40例,对照组根据不同产程采用拉玛泽呼吸减痛法进行干预,观察组应用针刺昆仑穴位联合拉玛泽呼吸减痛法进行干预,观察比较2组产妇分娩疼痛和产程时间。结果第1产程和第2产程疼痛程度比较,观察组疼痛程度均低于对照组(P<0.05);观察组第1、第2、第3和总产程时间均短于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论针刺昆仑穴联合拉玛泽呼吸减痛法应用于产妇的分娩疼痛干预中,能有效减轻产妇的分娩疼痛、缩短产程。

  20. The clinical application of buries seeds in Ear acupuncture point plus Lumbar traction combined with Rehabilitation nursing in the treatment of Lumbar disc prolapse%耳穴埋籽加牵引结合康复护理在腰椎间盘突出症中的临床应用

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    陈潇

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨耳穴埋籽加牵引结合康复护理在腰椎间盘突出症治疗中的疗效分析。方法将48例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为对照组和护理干预组,对照组给予耳穴埋籽结合腰椎牵引治疗,护理干预组则在对照组基础上配合康复护理指导,比较两组临床疗效观察及日常工作生活质量改善情况。结果干预组总有效率为95.83%,显著高于对照组为79.16%,( P<0.05);干预组生活质量评分改善程度显著优于对照组( P<0.05)。结论耳穴埋籽加牵引结合康复护理可显著提高腰椎间盘突出症患者的临床疗效及生活质量,疗效可靠,值得推广和应用。%Objective To study curative effect of ear acupuncture point buries a seed plus traction combined with rehabilitation nursing in the treatment of lumbar disc prolapse.Methods 48 cases of patients with lumbar disc prolapse were randomly divided into control group and nursing intervention group.Patients in control group received lumbar traction treatment in combination with ear acupuncture point buries a seed, while the patients in nursing intervention group got nursing instruction on the basis of control group.Compare clinical curative effect and daily work life quality improvement of the two groups.Results Total effective rate of the intervention group was 95.83%, which was significantly higher than79.16%of the control group ( P<0.05) .The improvement of quality of life score in intervention group significantly better than that of control group ( P<0.05) . Conclusions Ear acupuncture point buries a seed plus traction combined with rehabilitation nursing care can significantly improve clinical curative effect and quality of life in patients with lumbar disc prolapse,curative effect is reliable and is worth popularization and application.

  1. Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture on Trigger Point of Myofascial Pain Combined with Massage Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation%针刺肌筋膜疼痛触发点联合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察

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    雷迈; 李乾扬

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察针刺肌筋膜疼痛触发点联合推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症(LDH)的疗效。方法:将60例LDH患者随机分为治疗组(30例)和对照组(30例),治疗组采用针刺肌筋膜疼痛触发点联合推拿治疗,对照组给予常规药物及理疗,比较两组患者JOA、VAS评分改善情况及临床疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率、JOA评分均高于对照组(P<0.01),VAS评分低于对照组(P<0.01)。结论:针刺肌筋膜疼痛触发点联合推拿治疗LDH疗效显著。%Objective:To observe the effects of acupuncture on trigger point of myofascial pain combined with massage treating lumbar disc hernia-tion (LDH). Methods:60 cases of LDH were randomly divided into treatment group (30 cases) and control group (30 cases), treatment group was treated with acupuncture on trigger point of myofascial pain combined with massage, control group with routine medicine and physiotherapy, im-provement of JOA and VAS score and clinical efficacy were compared between the two groups. Results:The total effective rate and JOA score of treatment group were higher than those of control group (P<0.01), VAS score was lower than that of control group (P<0.01). Conclusion:Acupunc-ture on trigger point of myofascial pain combined with massage treating lumbar disc herniation is of distinct efficacy.

  2. Treatment of Dysmenorrhea by Acupuncture plus Auricular Acupuncture

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    CAI Zhi-jun; LI Fang; LU Mei; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2004-01-01

    采用针刺和电耳针相结合的方法治疗气滞血瘀型痛经38例,取得良好疗效,有效率达974%.%The authors adopted acupuncture plus auricular electro-acupuncture to treat 38 cases of dysmenorrhea belonging to qi stagnation and blood stasis pattern, the better therapeutic effect was achieved, with the effective rate of 97.4%.

  3. Introduction to Professor HUA Yan-ling's Acupuncture Experience: Ⅰ. Nape Acupuncture

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    QI Li-zhen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    @@ On the basis of abundant clinical practice, Pro.HUA makes a thorough study of the acupuncture indications and stubborn diseases in the light of syndrome differentiation and treatment in Chinese medicine as well as the etiology and pathogenesis in western medicine, as a result, to develop his unique styles acupuncture, sacroiliac acupuncture, sacral acupuncture and others. Now they are presented as follows.

  4. Altered small-world efficiency of brain functional networks in acupuncture at ST36: a functional MRI study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Acupuncture in humans can produce clinical effects via the central nervous system. However, the neural substrates of acupuncture's effects remain largely unknown. RESULTS: We utilized functional MRI to investigate the topological efficiency of brain functional networks in eighteen healthy young adults who were scanned before and after acupuncture at the ST36 acupoints (ACUP and its sham point (SHAM. Whole-brain functional networks were constructed by thresholding temporal correlations matrices of ninety brain regions, followed by a graph theory-based analysis. We showed that brain functional networks exhibited small-world attributes (high local and global efficiency regardless of the order of acupuncture and stimulus points, a finding compatible with previous studies of brain functional networks. Furthermore, the brain networks had increased local efficiency after ACUP stimulation but there were no significant differences after SHAM, indicating a specificity of acupuncture point in coordinating local information flow over the whole brain. Moreover, significant (P<0.05, corrected by false discovery rate approach effects of only acupuncture point were detected on nodal degree of the left hippocampus (higher nodal degree at ACUP as compared to SHAM. Using an uncorrected P<0.05, point-related effects were also observed in the anterior cingulate cortex, frontal and occipital regions while stimulation-related effects in various brain regions of frontal, parietal and occipital cortex regions. In addition, we found that several limbic and subcortical brain regions exhibited point- and stimulation-related alterations in their regional homogeneity (P<0.05, uncorrected. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that acupuncture modulates topological organization of whole-brain functional brain networks and the modulation has point specificity. These findings provide new insights into neuronal mechanism of acupuncture from the perspective of functional

  5. Chaos analysis of the electrical signal time series evoked by acupuncture

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    Wang Jiang [School of Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)]. E-mail: jiangwang@tju.edu.cn; Sun Li [School of Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Fei Xiangyang [School of Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Zhu Bing [Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700 (China)

    2007-08-15

    This paper employs chaos theory to analyze the time series of electrical signal which are evoked by different acupuncture methods applied to the Zusanli point. The phase space is reconstructed and the embedding parameters are obtained by the mutual information and Cao's methods. Subsequently, the largest Lyapunov exponent is calculated. From the analyses we can conclude that the time series are chaotic. In addition, differences between various acupuncture methods are discussed.

  6. Acupuncture for Dercum's Disease

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    CHEN Jian-fei

    2004-01-01

    Twenty Tunisian patients with Dercum's disease were treated by surrounding acupuncture combined with cupping and ear acupuncture. The result showed that among the patients, 6 were significantly effective, 11 effective and 3 ineffective. The total effective rate was 85.0%. The difference of serum cholesterol, serum triglyceride and blood sugar before and after the treatment were of statistical significance (P<0.05 and P<0.01). In 17 cases the body weight was reduced by more than 3 kg.%20例突尼斯的痛性肥胖患者均施以围刺为主,兼拔罐、耳针与体针进行整体调节治疗.结果,显效6例,有效11例,无效3例,总有效率为85.0%;针刺后胆固醇、三硝酸甘油脂、血糖差值较针刺前具有重要的统计学意义(P<0.05和P<0.01);体重减轻3 kg以上者17例.

  7. Therapeutic Effects of Oligonol, Acupuncture, and Quantum Light Therapy in Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis

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    Öztekin, İlhan; Akdere, Hakan; Can, Nuray; Aktoz, Tevfik; Turan, Fatma Nesrin

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to compare anti-inflammatory effects of oligonol, acupuncture, and quantum light therapy in rat models of estrogen-induced prostatitis. Adult male Wistar albino rats were grouped as follows: Group I, control (n = 10); Group II, chronic prostatitis (n = 10); Group III, oligonol (n = 10); Group IV, acupuncture (n = 10); Group V, quantum (n = 10); Group VI, oligonol plus quantum (n = 10); Group VII, acupuncture plus oligonol (n = 10); Group VIII, quantum plus acupuncture (n = 10); and Group IX, acupuncture plus quantum plus oligonol (n = 10). Chronic prostatitis (CP) was induced by the administration of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Oligonol was given for 6 weeks at a dose of 60 mg/day. Acupuncture needles were inserted at CV 3/4 and bilaterally B 32/35 points with 1-hour manual stimulation. Quantum therapy was administered in 5-minute sessions three times weekly for 6 weeks. Lateral lobes of prostates were dissected for histopathologic evaluation. Although all of the treatment modalities tested in this study showed anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of CP in male rats, a synergistic effect was observed for oligonol plus quantum light combination. Monotherapy with oligonol showed a superior anti-inflammatory efficacy as compared to quantum light and acupuncture monotherapies. PMID:26064171

  8. Acupuncture for sequelae of Bell's palsy: a randomized controlled trial protocol

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    Kim Yong-Suk

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective Incomplete recovery from facial palsy has a long-term impact on the quality of life, and medical options for the sequelae of Bell's palsy are limited. Invasive treatments and physiotherapy have been employed to relieve symptoms, but there is limited clinical evidence for their effectiveness. Acupuncture is widely used on Bell's palsy patients in East Asia, but there is insufficient evidence for its effectiveness on Bell's palsy sequelae. The objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in patients with sequelae of Bell's palsy. Method/Design This study consists of a randomized controlled trial with two parallel arms: an acupuncture group and a waitlist group. The acupuncture group will receive acupuncture treatment three times per week for a total of 24 sessions over 8 weeks. Participants in the waitlist group will not receive any acupuncture treatments during this 8 week period, but they will participate in the evaluations of symptoms at the start of the study, at 5 weeks and at 8 weeks after randomization, at which point the same treatment as the acupuncture group will be provided. The primary outcome will be analyzed by the change in the Facial Disability Index (FDI from baseline to week eight. The secondary outcome measures will include FDI from baseline to week five, House-Brackmann Grade, lip mobility, and stiffness scales. Trial registration Current Controlled-Trials ISRCTN43104115; registration date: 06 July 2010; the date of the first patient's randomization: 04 August 2010

  9. Acupuncture Combined with Music Therapy for Treatment of 30 Cases of Cerebral Palsy

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    YU Hai-bo; LIU Yong-feng; WU Li-xiong; CHEN Zheng-qiu

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with music therapy for treatment of cerebral palsy. Methods: Sixty children with cerebral palsy were randomly divided into an acupuncture group (Group Acup.) and an acupuncture plus music group (Group Acup.+ M). Simple acupuncture was applied in Group Acup., and acupuncture at 5 groups of points plus music were applied in Group Acup. +M. The treatment was given once every two days with 3 treatments weekly, and 36 treatments constituted a therapeutic course. Therapeutic effects including movement improvement were observed for comparison after 3 courses of treatments. Results: The comprehensive functions were elevated in both groups, and the total effective rate in Group Acup. + M was obviously better than that in Group Acup (P<0.05). Movement functions were also improved in both groups, but the differences in improvement of creeping and kneeling, standing, and walking were significant between the two groups (P<0.01), showing the effect in Group Acup. +M was better than that in Group Acup.. Conclusion: The therapy of acupuncture plus music gained better therapeutic effect on cerebral palsy than simple acupuncture, which provided new thoughts for treating the disease by comprehensive therapies.

  10. The Intervention Effects of Acupuncture on Fatigue Induced by Exhaustive Physical Exercises: A Metabolomics Investigation

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    Haifeng Ma

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the antifatigue effects of acupuncture had been investigated at the metabolic level on the young male athletes with exhaustive physical exercises. After a series of exhaustive physical exercises and a short-term rest, the athletes either were treated with needling acupuncture on selected acupoints (TA group or enjoyed an extended rest (TR group. NMR-based metabolomics analysis was then applied to depict the metabolic profiles of urine samples, which were collected from the athletes at three time points including the time before exercises, the time before and after the treatment of acupuncture, or taking the extended rest. The results from multivariate statistical analysis indicated that the recoveries of disturbed metabolites in the athletes treated with acupuncture were significantly faster than in those only taking rest. After the treatment with acupuncture, the levels of distinguished metabolites, 2-hydroxybutyrate, 3-hydroxyisovalerate, lactate, pyruvate, citrate, dimethylglycine, choline, glycine, hippurate, and hypoxanthine were recovered at an accelerated speed in the TA group in comparison with the TR group. The above-mentioned results indicated that the acupuncture treatment ameliorated fatigue by backregulating the perturbed energy metabolism, choline metabolism, and attenuating the ROS-induced stress at an accelerated speed, which demonstrated that acupuncture could serve as an alternative fatigue-relieving approach.

  11. 俞募配穴对椎间盘源性腰痛急性发作的即刻效应观察∗%The Immediate Effect of Acupuncturing Shu Point Combined with Mu Point on Acute Discogenic Back Pain

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    吴凯; 朱丹; 高锋; 苟春雁

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察俞募配穴对椎间盘源性腰痛急性发作的即刻效应及探析部分治疗机制。方法收集90例患者纳入研究,随机将患者分为对照组及观察组。对照组针刺腰部夹脊穴,将压痛明显的两组穴位通以电针仪装置,疏密波条件下留针30 min;观察组采用俞募配穴法进行针刺,合并臀部及下肢痛者加用环跳穴和阳陵泉穴。针刺操作方法与针具和对照组相同。比较两组临床疗效的差异、治疗前和治疗后1、4、24 h简易McGill疼痛评分、Oswestry功能障碍指数的变化以判定即时疗效,同时检测两组治疗前后血清IL-1的浓度的变化。结果1)俞募配穴组在治疗后1 h及4 h的症状缓解率高于常规取穴组(P0.05). 2)The scores of McGill and index of Oswestry were lower than those of control group after 1 and 4 hours treatment(P0.05). 3)The level of IL-I of both groups re⁃duced after 1 hour treatment,and the treatemt group did more remarkably(P<0.05). 4)The level of IL-1 are positive correlated with scores of McGill and index of Oswestry. Conclusion:Acupuncturing Shu point com⁃bined with Mu point can quickly improve the symptom of acute acute discogenic back pain,and its mechanism may relate to reducing the level of IL-1.

  12. Effect of acupuncture liver channel of points on content of G protein alpha subunits in the rat brain stem after nitroglycerin infusion%针刺肝经腧穴对偏头痛大鼠脑干组织G蛋白含量的影响

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    钟广伟; 李炜; 王素娥; 李臻琰; 文玲波

    2004-01-01

    目的研究针刺肝经腧穴对实验性偏头痛大鼠肝干组织G蛋白亚基(Gsa和Gia)含量的影响.方法通过皮下注射硝酸甘油(10mg/kg)建立实验性偏头痛大鼠模型,将动物随机分成正常对照组、生理盐水组、模型对照组和针刺治疗组,运用免疫印迹法(Western b1ot)检测脑干组织Gia和Gsa的含量.结果皮下注射硝酸甘油4h后脑干组织Gsa蛋白含量明显升高(P<0.01),Gia蛋白含量明显降低(P<0.01),Gsa/Gia蛋白比值升高;针刺治疗组与模型组比较,脑干组织中Gsa蛋白含量明显降低(P<0.01),Gia蛋白含量明显升高(P<0.01),Gsa/Gia蛋白比值降低.结论偏头痛发作可能与大鼠脑干组织G蛋白信号传导系统功能障碍有关,针刺介导的G蛋白信号通路可能是其防治偏头痛的重要机制之一.%Objective: In order to explore the effect of acupuncture the liver channel of points on the content of G protein alpha subunits in the rat brain stem after nitroglycerin infusion. Methods: The model of migraine rats were reproduced in accordance with Knynihar-tassorelli methods by infusing the NO lonor nitroglycerin [glyceryl trintrate (GTN)] i.h, then the rats were divided randomly into four groups: Normal control group, Saline control group, Model control group and Acupuncture treatment group. The content of Giα and Gsα protein in the rat brain stem was analysed by western blot method. Results: The model control group of the content of Gsα protein in the rat brain stem was significantly raised (P <0.01), the Giα protein was significantly reduced (P <0.01), and the ration of Gsα/Giα was increased by comparison with the normal control group. The acupuncture group of Gsα protein in the rat brain stem went up apparently than the model group (P <0.01), and Giα protein was slightly higher than the model group (P <0.01), resulting in reducing of Gsα/Giα rations. Conclusion: Our results provided important information for understanding how

  13. Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Combined with Acupuncture Point Injection on Mental Retardation at Early Stage%经颅磁刺激结合穴位注射早期治疗智力低下幼儿疗效观察

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    金妍; 冉平; 陈树立

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察经颅磁刺激结合穴位注射早期治疗智力低下幼儿的疗效.方法 120例智力低下幼儿按轻、中、重度分成4组.Ⅰ组(n=30)给予家庭智力训练;Ⅱ组(n=30)给予智力训练及经颅磁刺激治疗;Ⅲ组(n=30)给予智力训练及单唾液酸四己糖神经节苷酯2 ml穴位注射治疗;Ⅳ组(n=30)给予智力训练、经颅磁刺激治疗、单唾液酸四己糖神经节苷酯2 ml穴位注射治疗.疗程为3个月.按照盖塞尔发育量表于治疗前后分别测定各组的发育商(DQ).分别进行治疗前后组间有效率的比较及各组间轻、中、重度DQ比较.结果 Ⅱ组、Ⅲ组、Ⅳ组间轻-重度智力低下比较均具有非常显著性差异(P<0.01);Ⅳ组中-重度智力低下比较具有非常显著性差异(P<0.01).结论 经颅磁刺激结合穴位注射早期治疗可以改善轻中度智力低下的幼儿的智力水平.%Objective To explore the effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation combined with acupuncture point injection on children with mental retardation at early stage. Methods 120 children with mental retardation were divided four groups: groups I , Ⅱ, HI, and Ⅳ, 30 cases in each group including 10 mild, 10 moderate and 10 severe, respectively. Group I received intelligence training by their parents. Group II was treated by transcranial magnetic stimulation and intelligence training. Group Ⅲ was treated by acupuncture point injection of monosialotetrahexosylganglioside and intelligence training. Group IV was treated by transcranial magnetic stimulation, acupuncture point injection of monosialotetrahexosylganglioside and intelligence training. 3 months was a course. DQ of 4 groups was tested by Gesell Development Scale before and after the treatment. The effective rate and different intelligence levels of 4 groups were compared. Results DQ of mild vs. Severe and moderate vs. Severe improved significantly in group II, HI and IV (P<0.01). The DQ of moderate vs

  14. Material Base of Acupuncture Effects

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    杨永清; 陈汉平; 王宇; 崔建美; 王燕; 刘艳艳

    2006-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture is one of the common treatment methods in China, and its clinical effectiveness has now been accepted in many countries or it has been expanded worldwide and applied as a medical modality. In China, clinical practice has proved that the indications of acupuncture include more than 300 disorders in nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, circulatory system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, reproductive system, blood system, sensory system and motor system, and the indications are increasingly created with the development of the clinical application of acupuncture. Since 1949, China has attached great importance to the development of Chinese medicine cause, invested a large amount of money to finance Chinese medicine, and achieved fruitful results, as a result, to maintain the leading role of acupuncture in the world. Preceding researches have proven that acupuncture is effective in clinical practice, and it works in bi-directional regulation by many procedures such as nerve-endocrine-im-munenetwork, which undoubtedly shows the objectivity of acupuncture effects. Above research achievements have called extensive attention across the world.

  15. Acupuncture therapy for stroke patients.

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    Li, Xin; Wang, Qiang

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture is one of the most important parts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been used for more than 3000 years as prevention and treatment for various diseases in China as well as in adjacent regions, and is widely accepted in western countries in recent years. More and more clinical trials revealed that acupuncture shows positive effect in stroke, not only as a complementary and alternative medicine for poststroke rehabilitation but also as a preventive strategy which could induce cerebral ischemic tolerance, especially when combined with modern electrotherapy. Acupuncture has some unique characteristics, which include acupoint specificity and parameter-dependent effect. It also involves complicated mechanism to exert the beneficial effect on stroke. Series of clinical trials have shown that acupuncture primarily regulates the release of neurochemicals, hemorheology, cerebral microcirculation, metabolism, neuronal activity, and the function of specific brain region. Animal studies showed that the effects of acupuncture therapy on stroke were possibly via inhibition of postischemic inflammatory reaction, stimulation of neurogenesis and angiogenesis, and influence on neural plasticity. Mechanisms for its preconditioning effect include activity enhancement of antioxidant, regulation of the endocannabinoid system, and inhibition of apoptosis. Although being controversial, acupuncture is a promising preventive and treatment strategy for stroke, but further high-quality clinical trials would be needed to provide more confirmative evidence.

  16. Acupoints Combination Characteristics of Jin's Triple Acupuncture

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    YUAN Qing; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

    @@ JIN Rui is a leading professor of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, famous acupuncturist, the initiator of "Jin's Triple Acupuncture", supervisor of doctorial candidates, the first Director of the Department of Acupuncture of Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,head of Acupuncture Institute, a member of the second and third Appraisal Group of the Degree Committee of the State Council, a member of China's International Acupunctural Examination Commission,the permanent member of the second session of China's Acupuncture Society, vice-president of literature association of China's Acupuncture Society,vice-chairman of Guangdong Provincial Acupuncture Society, chairman of Guangzhou Acupuncture Association, a tutor appointed by Personnel Ministry,Public Health Ministry and State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

  17. Induction of Hyperalgesia in Pigs through Blocking Low Hydraulic Resistance Channels and Reduction of the Resistance through Acupuncture: A Mechanism of Action of Acupuncture

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    Wei-Bo Zhang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available According to the classic theory of Chinese medicine, pain is due to the blockage in meridian channels, and acupuncture was invented to treat pain by “dredging” the channels. To test the theory, a hyperalgesia model was made by injecting hydrogel into low hydraulic resistance channel (LHRC in 12 anaesthetized minipigs. Tail-flick threshold and ear-flick threshold were measured using a thermal radiation dolorimeter, and relative flick threshold (RFT was calculated. Hydraulic resistance (HR was measured with a biological HR measuring instrument on low HR points on LHRC and on control points with higher HR located outside LHRC; readings were recorded before, during, and after acupuncture treatment. RFT decreased after blocking the LRHC and was still significantly decreased 2 days and 4 days afterwards. No significant changes occurred when injecting saline into the same points or injecting gel into points outside the channel. Subsequent acupuncture reduced HR on LRHC along meridians but had no significant effect on sites with higher HR located outside LHRC. One of the mechanisms of action of acupuncture treatment for chronic pain may be that acupuncture affects peripheral tissue by reducing the HR in LHRC along meridians, improving the flow of interstitial fluid and removing algogenic substances and thereby relieving pain.

  18. Effect of acupuncture depth on muscle pain

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    Kitakoji Hiroshi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background While evidence supports efficacy of acupuncture and/or dry needling in treating musculoskeletal pain, it is unclear which needling method is most effective. This study aims to determine the effects of depth of needle penetration on muscle pain. Methods A total of 22 healthy volunteers performed repeated eccentric contractions to induce muscle soreness in their extensor digital muscle. Subjects were assigned randomly to four groups, namely control group, skin group (depth of 3 mm: the extensor digital muscle, muscle group (depth of 10 mm: the extensor digital muscle and non-segmental group (depth of 10 mm: the anterior tibial muscle. Pressure pain threshold and electrical pain threshold of the skin, fascia and muscle were measured at a point 20 mm distal to the maximum tender point on the second day after the exercise. Results Pressure pain thresholds of skin group (depth of 3 mm: the extensor digital muscle and muscle group (depth of 10 mm: the extensor digital muscle were significantly higher than the control group, whereas the electrical pain threshold at fascia of muscle group (depth of 10 mm: the extensor digital muscle was a significantly higher than control group; however, there was no significant difference between the control and other groups. Conclusion The present study shows that acupuncture stimulation of muscle increases the PPT and EPT of fascia. The depth of needle penetration is important for the relief of muscle pain.

  19. Curative Effect of Electro-acupuncture at Meridian Sinew Nodal Point on Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke of Paralysis%电针经筋结点对缺血性脑卒中急性期偏瘫的疗效观察

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    盛国滨; 孟悦; 唐英

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察电针经筋结点治疗缺血性脑卒中急性期下肢瘫痪的临床疗效。方法:将48例缺血性脑卒中急性期下肢瘫痪患者以随机数字法随机分为观察组与对照组,各24例。观察组予电针经筋结点治疗,对照组予常规穴位电针治疗,疗程均为2周(每周7天,每日1次)。于治疗前后采用肌力6级分级法及修改的Ashworth法评定偏瘫下肢运动功能。结果:治疗后,观察组和对照组的肌力疗效比较差异无统计学意义,肌张力疗效比较差异有统计学意义,观察组肌张力达I和I+水平为83.33%,肌痉挛率为0%,对照组肌张力达I和I+水平为66.67%,肌痉挛率为8.33%,肌痉挛发生率观察组明显低于对照组,两组分别比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:电针经筋结点治疗缺血性脑卒中急性期下肢瘫痪疗效显著。%Objective:To evaluate the efficacy of electro -acupuncture at meridian sinew nodal point on lower limb paralysis in patients with acute ischemic stroke .Methods:Forty-eight patients with lower limb paralysis after acute ischemic stroke were randomized into an observation group and a control group , 24 cases in each group .The observation group was treated by electro -acupuncture at meridian sinew nodal point , while the con-trol group was intervened by conventional electro -acupuncture .Treatment was conducted for 2 weeks ( seven days per-week and once a day ) .Muscle strength classification method and modified Ashworth rating scale of each participator in both groups were assessed for two times ( once at admission and once after the final interven-tion).Results:After the treatment,the difference of the muscle strength in the observation group and control group was not statistically significant .The difference of the muscle tension between the observation group and the control group was statistically significant (P<0.05).The incidence of muscle

  20. Acupuncture-induced pneumothorax: the hidden complication.

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    Brogan, R J; Mushtaq, F

    2015-05-01

    Acupuncture can be associated with potentially life-threatening complications. Although rare, we feel that potential complications are not being conveyed to patients. We present a case of acupuncture-induced pneumothorax and describe some changes to acupuncture practice that we would like to see implemented.

  1. Development and Validation of Acupuncture Fear Scale

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    Ho-Sun Kim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Strong aversions to acupuncture have been an obstacle to understanding its intrinsic action of acupuncture. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate the nature and extent of fear of acupuncture treatment. Our study aims to develop and validate an instrument that evaluates a patient’s fear of acupuncture treatment. Methods. We have developed an acupuncture fear scale, a 16-item instrument which assesses the acupuncture fear score and uses it to survey 275 participants in South Korea, thus testing the reliability and validity of the instrument. Results. Internal consistency was high (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.935. Test-retest reliability (Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient among 33 participants out of 275 ranged from 0.565 to 0.797 (P<0.001. Principal component analysis revealed two factors accounting for 68% of the variance, which are painful sensation and possible adverse events, respectively. The acupuncture fear scale was positively correlated with the total of fear of pain questionnaire-III (r=0.423, P<0.001. Conclusions. The acupuncture fear scale can be a valid and reliable instrument that can measure fear of acupuncture treatment. These results strongly suggest that it would be a clinically useful tool to assess fear of acupuncture in the acupuncture clinic setting and an important instrument to understand the complex social-behavioral component of acupuncture modality.

  2. Acupuncture Anesthesia in China: Retrospect and Prospect

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    2007-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture treatment is a great creation of ancient physicians in China, and acupuncture analgesia is the most influential therapy. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949,the acupuncture analgesia of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine has obtained great development.

  3. Beneficial effect of acupuncture in the management of anxiety related to dental treatment: a set of case series

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    Rosted, P; Bundgaard, M; Gordon, S

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Anxiety related to dental treatment is a common phenomenon that has a significant impact on the provision of appropriate dental care. The aim of this case series was to examine the effect of acupuncture given prior to dental treatment on the level of anxiety. METHODS: Eight dentists...... a median BAI score of 26.5 at baseline. The BAI score was assessed before and after the acupuncture treatment. All patients received acupuncture treatment for 5 min prior to the planned dental treatment using the points GV20 and EX6. RESULTS: There was a significant reduction in median value of BAI scores...... after treatment with acupuncture (26.5 reduced to 11.5; pacupuncture treatment. Previously this had only been possible in six cases. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture prior to dental treatment has a beneficial effect...

  4. Introduction to the Points Singly Used for Stiff Neck

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    李鸿超; 余光辉

    2004-01-01

    @@ In acupuncture treatment of stiff neck, based on the patients' individual conditions, flexible application of different single points can quickly bring about good therapeutic results. The following is a collection of the points singly used for stiffneck.

  5. Proteomic Analysis Reveals the Deregulation of Inflammation-Related Proteins in Acupuncture-Treated Rats with Asthma Onset

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    Yu-Dong Xu

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Although the beneficial effects of acupuncture in asthma treatment have been well documented, little is known regarding the biological basis of this treatment. Changes in the lung proteome of acupuncture-treated rats with asthma onset were comparatively analyzed using a two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DE and mass-spectrometry- (MS- based proteomic approach. Acupuncture on specific acupuncture points appeared to improve respiratory function and reduce the total number of leukocytes and eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in OVA-induced asthma onset. Image analysis of 2DE gels revealed 32 differentially expressed acupuncture-specific protein spots in asthma onset; 30 of which were successfully identified as 28 unique proteins using LC-MS/MS. Bioinformatic analyses indicated that these altered proteins are most likely involved in inflammation-related biological functions, and the functional associations of these proteins result in an inflammation signaling pathway. Acupuncture regulates the pathway at different levels by regulating several key nodal proteins, including downregulating of proinflammatory proteins (e.g., S100A8, RAGE, and S100A11 and upregulating of anti-inflammatory proteins (e.g., CC10, ANXA5, and sRAGE. These deregulated inflammation-related proteins may mediate, at least in part, the antiasthmatic effect of acupuncture. Further functional investigation of these acupuncture-specific effector proteins could identify new drug candidates for the prophylaxis and treatment of asthma.

  6. 穴位注射结合电针与单纯口服药物治疗原发性骨质疏松症的干预效果比较%Comparison between interventions of point-injection integrated with electric acupuncture and simple oral medication on primary osteoporosis

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    王全权; 陈海林; 黄慧敏; 任海燕

    2005-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There are many clinical applications of oral medication in treatment of primary osteoporosis, but there are few reports on integration of point injection and electric acupuncture in treatment of primary osteoporosis.OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of intervention with point injection and electric acupuncture on the basis of western drug on primary osteoporosis and to compare the therapeutic effects with simple western medical treatment.DESIGN: Case comparison was designed.SETTING: Hygiene Clinic of Engineering College of Nanjing University of Agriculture and First Affiliated Hospital to Nanjing University of Medical Sciences.PARTICIPANTS: Totally 46 cases of primary osteoporosis were selected from the outpatients in Hygiene Clinic of Engineering College of Nanjing University of Agriculture from April 2000 to June 2004 and all of the cases were in the observation voluntarily. Two groups were randomized according to visiting sequence, named acupuncture+drug group (23 cases), aged (67±4) years and drug group (23 cases), aged (66±5) years.METHODS: ① In acupuncture+drug group, on the basis of medication of alfacalcidol and calcium carbonate, the integrative therapy of point injection and electric acupuncture was applied. Pont injection: Xue-saitong zhusheye was injected on zusanli (ST 36), iaixi (KI 3), sanyinjiao (SP 6) and xuanzhong (GB 39) 1.67-3.33 cm in depth. Two points were selected each time and 2 mL on each point, once/day and the points were injected bilaterally and alternatively. Electric acupuncture:The points were pishu (BL21), shenshu (BL 23) and qihaishu (BL24).Electric apparatus was attached on the points after arrival of qi, with continuous wave, 2 Hz, 30 minutes, once a day. One month treatment for either point injection or electric acupuncture was taken as one course.The second course was followed afterbreak for 5 days. Totally, 6 months were required. Western medical treatment: α Vit. D3 0.5 μg per day was administrated orally

  7. Is acupuncture efficacious therapy in Parkinson's disease?

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    Kim, Hee Jin; Jeon, Beom S

    2014-06-15

    This review aims to assess the evidences from recent clinical studies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture on Parkinson's disease. Relevant literatures were searched from 13 databases under the condition "published between 2000 and 2012" with language restrictions. Eleven studies were indentified including 6 randomized clinical trials (RCTs), 4 uncontrolled open label studies, and 1 crossover trial. The number of trials, and their total sample size were not enough to prove the favorable effects of acupuncture. Five studies failed to report proper diagnostic criteria for enrollment. Two of the 6 RCTs did not include the randomization methods and whether the assessors were blinded. Drop-outs were unreported or insufficiently reported in 2 trials. Three RCTs compared the effects of acupuncture with placebo acupuncture. Two of these trials failed to show superiority of acupuncture. One RCT showed beneficial effects of constitutional acupuncture, but not needle acupuncture. Three RCTs that assessed the effects of acupuncture adjunctive to conventional drugs reported beneficial effects of acupuncture. The placebo response to acupuncture was not excluded, because there was no control acupuncture group in these studies. Two uncontrolled studies showed significant positive effects of acupuncture, while other two uncontrolled trials failed. There were no recognized validated acupuncture treatment protocols and a lack of consensus on the location of acupoints. Safety and tolerability were reported only in 5 studies. No study evaluated the long-lasting effect of acupuncture following cessation of the treatment. To date, the evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating Parkinson's disease is not convincing. There are needs for further studies with improved methodological quality.

  8. Acupuncture Increases Bone Strength by Improving Mass and Structure in Established Osteoporosis after Ovariectomy in Rats

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    WenPing Zhang; Masayuki Kanehara; YanJun Zhang; ZhiFeng Yu; GuoXia Zhang; YouXin Yang; Saori Tachi; Torao Ishida

    2006-01-01

    The effects of acupuncture on bone biomechanical properties and histomorphometry in ovariectomized (OVX) rats were studied. Twenty-four 8-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups: sham, model and acupuncture. Rats in the model and acupuncture groups were ovariectomized,while those in the sham group underwent a sham operation. All rats were anesthetized and fastened for 15minutes, and for the acupuncture group, needling on Pishu (BL20) and Shenshu (BL23) was performed.Blood and urine were collected to measure serum osteocalcin (OC) and urinary calcium, phosphorus or deoxypyridinoline (Dpd). After 16 weeks of treatment, all the rats were killed and their tibiae and femora were removed. The tibiae were used for analyses of bone histomorphometry and the femora for a three-point bending test. Acupuncture gave significant protection against ovariectomy-caused decline on femoral strength in the mechanical test, increased the trabecular bone volume and thickness, lowered the trabecular separation of tibiae and restricted the excretion of phosphorus and Dpd, while promoting the concentrations of serum osteocalcin as compared with model rats. These results seemed to indicate that acupuncture on the points of Pishu (BL20) and Shenshu (BL23) not only promoted the bone formation but also suppressed the bone resorption induced by OVX in osteoporotic rats, which suggests that it would be a potentially useful and convenient method in preventing osteoporosis.

  9. [Status quo and progress of Chinese acupuncture in Algeria].

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    Huang, Yisheng

    2015-10-01

    The development of Chinese acupuncture in Algeria and realistic working status in recent years is in- troduced. From five aspects, including general condition of acupuncture in Algeria, clinical application and analysis, of acupuncture, promotion and publicity of acupuncture, existing problem and deficiency, and awards and honor, the status quo and progress of Chinese acupuncture in Algeria are discussed in detail.

  10. Acupuncture for the treatment or management of chronic pain.

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    Coeytaux, Remy R; Garland, Eric

    2013-01-01

    Evidence supports the safety and efficacy of acupuncture compared with no treatment, but it is unclear what role the placebo effect plays in acupuncture's efficacy. In determining whether acupuncture is indicated for a given individual or patient population, clinicians should consider acupuncture's effectiveness compared with no acupuncture--as well as the effectiveness, safety, and cost of alternative types of treatment.

  11. Effect of laser acupuncture versus traditional acupuncture in neck pain of cervical spondylosis

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    El-Kharbotly, Ahmed M.; El-Gendy, Alyaa A.; Mohammed, Mouchira A.; El-Masry, Manal R.; Daoud, Eitedal M.; Hassan, Nagwa; Abdel-Wahab, Khaled G.; Helmy, Ghada; Mostafa, Taymour

    2014-02-01

    This prospective cohort study aimed to compare the efficiency of laser versus traditional acupuncture in treating cervical spondylosis (CS) pain. Forty female patients were randomized into two equal groups that received 3 sessions / week for 4 weeks. Group A received needle acupuncture therapy with electrical stimulation for 20 min at standard acupoints, ear points and Ashi point on the average 3 points. Group B received low level laser therapy (LLLT) acupuncture at the same acupoints. The results demonstrated that tenderness disappeared in 65% of patients in group A and 75% of patients in group B with improved percentage of 85.5% and 89.2%. Pain on VAS related to direction of motion at 6 directions was improved in all cases where with improvement percentage 76.45% and 85.88%. Pain on VAS at rest was improved in all patients with improvement percentage of 80.41% and 84.28%. NDIQ score improved in all patients with improvement percentage of 69.78% and 73.77%. Follow up of VAS after 6 months from the last session revealed persistent improvement in 55% of patients of group A vs 80% of patients of group B. Mean serum TNF-α was decreased in 85% of patients of group A vs 95% of patients of group B where serum beta endorphins was increased in all patients. It is concluded that both modes of treatment for CS gave improvement regarding pain intensity, disability and quality of life being more evident in LLLT followed for 6 months supported with improved serum TNFα and beta endorphin.

  12. Training Psychiatry Addiction Fellows in Acupuncture

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    Serafini, Kelly; Bryant, Katurah; Ikomi, Jolomi; LaPaglia, Donna

    2015-01-01

    Objective Acupuncture has been studied as an adjunct for addictions treatment. Because many hospitals, outpatient clinics, and facilities are integrating acupuncture treatment, it is important that psychiatrists remain informed about this treatment. This manuscript describes the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol and its inclusion as part of the curriculum for psychiatry addictions fellows. Methods Psychiatry and psychology fellows completed the NADA training (N = 20) and reported on their satisfaction with the training. Results Overall, participants stated that they found the training beneficial and many were integrating acupuncture within their current practice. Conclusions Results support the acceptability of acupuncture training among psychiatry fellows in this program. PMID:26048457

  13. Analgesic Effects of Oligonol, Acupuncture and Quantum Light Therapy on Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis

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    Akdere, Hakan; Oztekin, Ilhan; Arda, Ersan; Aktoz, Tevfik; Turan, Fatma Nesrin; Burgazli, Kamil Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    Background: Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis (CNBP) is a condition that frequently causes long-term pain and a significant decrease in the quality of life. Objectives: The present study aimed to examine the analgesic effects of oligonol, acupuncture, quantum light therapy and their combinations on estrogen-induced CNBP in rats. Materials and Methods: This experimental study was conducted in Edirne, Turkey, using a simple randomized allocation. A total of 90 adult male Wistar rats were randomized into 9 groups of 10 rats each: Group I, control; Group II, CNBP, Group III, oligonol only, Group IV, acupuncture only; Group V, quantum only; Group VI, oligonol + quantum; Group VII, acupuncture + oligonol; Group VIII, quantum + acupuncture; Group IX, acupuncture + quantum + oligonol. Oligonol treatment was given at a dose of 60 mg/day for 6 weeks. Conceptual vessels (CV) 3 and 4, and bilaterally urinary bladder (Bl) 32 and 34 points were targeted with 1-hour acupuncture stimulation. The quantum light therapy was applied in 5-minute sessions for 6 weeks (3-times/a week). For pain measurements, mechanical pressure was applied to a point 2 cm distal to the root of the tail to elicit pain and consequent parameters (peak force, latency time of response and total length of measurement) were assessed. Results: Analgesic effects were observed with all treatment regimens; however, the most prominent median analgesic effect was shown in the quantum light therapy in combination with acupuncture for estrogen-induced CNBP (PF1 = 663.9, PF2 = 403.4) (P = 0.012). Furthermore, we observed that monotherapy with quantum light showed a better analgesic efficacy as compared to oligonol and acupuncture monotherapies (PF1 = 1044.6, PF2 = 661.2) (P = 0.018, P = 0.008, P = 0.018; respectively). Conclusions: All treatment modalities showed a significant analgesic effect on CNBP in rats, being most prominent with the quantum light therapy. PMID:26023344

  14. Effect of needle puncture and electro-acupuncture on mucociliary clearance in anesthetized quails

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    Wang Tianshan

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acupuncture therapy for obstructive respiratory diseases has been effectively used in clinical practice and the acupuncture points or acupoints of Zhongfu and Tiantu are commonly-used acupoints to treat patients with the diseases. Since the impaired mucociliary clearance is among the most important features of airway inflammation in most obstructive respiratory diseases, the effect of needle puncture and electro-acupuncture at the specific acupoints on tracheal mucociliary clearance was investigated in anesthetized quails. Methods Mucociliary transport velocity on tracheal mucosa was measured through observing the optimal pathway, and fucose and protein contents in tracheal lavages were determined with biochemical methods. In the therapeutic group, needle puncture or electro-acupuncture stimulation to the acupoints was applied without or with constant current output in 2 mA and at frequency of 100 Hz for 60 minutes. In the sham group, electro-acupuncture stimulation to Liangmen was applied. Results Our present experiments demonstrated that the electro-acupuncture stimulation to Zhongfu and Tiantu significantly increased tracheal mucociliary transport velocity and decreased the content of protein in the tracheal lavage, compared with the control group. Moreover, either needle puncture or electro-acupuncture stimulation to Zhongfu and Tiantu significantly reverted the human neutrophil elastase-induced decrease in tracheal mucociliary transport velocity and human neutrophil elastase -induced increase in the contents of fucose and protein in the tracheal lavage, compared with the control group. Conclusion These results suggest that either needle puncture or electro-acupuncture stimulation to the effective acupoints significantly improves both airway mucociliary clearance and the airway surface liquid and that the improvements maybe ascribed to both the special function of the points and the substantial stimulation of electricity.

  15. Acupuncture at Daimai Point and Zusanli Poi nt for Improving Gastrointestinal Functional Recovery of Elder Patients fater Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy%针刺带脉穴和足三里促进老年患者腹腔镜胆囊切除术后胃肠功能恢复的临床观察

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    孙更新; 杨兴武

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of acupuncturing at Zusanli(ST 36) and Daimai(GB 26) points on the day before laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the first day after the laparoscopic cholecystectomy to shorten the time about the first time of exhaustion and defecation,and to explore a simple,effective and practical meth-od.Methods:90 cases with laparoscopic cholecystectomy of elderly patients were randomly divided into 3 groups:Blank group, Control group and Observation group,with 30 cases in each group.The blank group only received conventional treatment method.On the basis of routine treatment, the Control group was acupunctured at Zusanli point (ST 36)and Zhigou point (SJ 6),and the Observation group was acupunctured at Zusanli point (ST 36)and Daimai(GB 26) point.Analyze and compare the time of patients'first anal exhaustion and defeca-tion in three groups.Results:The time in Observation group for patients'first exhaustion and defecation was su-perior to that in the Control group and the Blank group, and there was a statistically significant difference( P<0.05).Conclusion:Daimai(GB 26) point has a positive significance to promote the gastrointestinal function re-covery after laparoscopic cholecystectomy,and with Zusanli ( ST 36) ,the effect will be more obvious.The selec-tion of acupoints is little and the clinical operation is simple and easy.%目的:观察在腹腔镜胆囊切除术前1天和术后第1天针刺带脉穴和足三里对缩短患者肛门首次排气排便时间的效果,以探索简便、有效、实用的方法。方法:选取行腹腔镜下胆囊切除术的老年患者90例,随机分成3组,空白组、对照组和观察组各30例。空白组对患者施行术前术后的常规治疗方法,对照组在常规治疗基础上给予针刺双侧足三里、支沟穴,观察组在常规治疗的基础上针刺双侧带脉穴、足三里;均每日两次。分析比较3组患者的肛门首次排气、排便时间。结果:观察组

  16. Ipsilateral putamen and insula activation by both left and right GB34 acupuncture stimulation: An fMRI study on healthy participants

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    Yeo, S.; Noort, M.W.M.L. van den; Bosch, M.P.C.; Lim, S.

    2016-01-01

    The modulatory effects on the brain during right versus left side acupuncture stimulation of the same acupuncture point have been a subject of controversy. For clarification of this important methodological issue, the present study was designed to compare the blood oxygen level-dependent responses o

  17. Zhong Yi acupuncture and low-back pain: traditional Chinese medical acupuncture differential diagnoses and treatments for chronic lumbar pain.

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    Birch, S; Sherman, K

    1999-10-01

    Little attention has been given to selecting treatments in clinical trials of acupuncture. Yet in order to perform objective tests of this procedure, it is crucial that the selected treatments are considered representative of the style of practice being tested. We examined 16 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncture texts or treatment articles to determine the consistency of diagnosis and recommended treatment for chronic low-back pain. Although 24 diagnostic patterns were described by 1 or more texts, only 4 patterns were described by at least half of the texts. Most texts (12/16) described only 3 or 4 patterns. These could be categorized into 3 broad types: cold, damp, wind, heat channel obstruction patterns; kidney vacuity patterns (sometimes differentiated into yang and yin patterns); and blood (or blood and qi) stasis patterns. Several acupuncture points were recommended by most texts regardless of the diagnosis, whereas other acupoints were recommended for specific diagnostic patterns. There was, however, substantial variation between texts in recommended acupoints, with less than 20% of all acupoints recommended by half or more of the texts. This varibility will make it difficult to select TCM treatments for clinical trials of chronic low-back pain that have wide applicability. We believe that examining treatment patterns in actual clinical practice is crucial in this situation. We suggest that this method of selecting treatments should be part of the process used when selecting treatments for all clinical trials of acupuncture, regardless of the style of practice.

  18. [Quality assurance in acupuncture therapy].

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    Kubiena, G

    1996-04-01

    Quality assurance for acupuncture therapy requires a good basic and on-going training in both conventional western medicine as well as in the theory and practice of acupuncture, the ability to synthesize the patient's objective findings and subjective feelings, and honesty with the patient and towards oneself. Thus, based on the continuous critical evaluation of the objective and subjective parameters, the question of acupunture as the optimal form of therapy for this specific case is honestly answered and one has the courage to admit failures. With regard to the theory, surveys of the acupuncture literature show that a considerable improvement in quality and honesty is necessary. There is a lack of standardised experimental methods (e.g. 28 different placebos in 28 different studies!). Especially German acupuncture journals have a disturbed relation to failures. To hide or deny failures is of no benefit neither to acupuncture, science to the relationship between the physician and the patient since the practitioner must be able to rely on the information in the literature. Furthermore, one should be open minded to alternative methods even if this means to refer a patient to a colleague.

  19. Exploration of the Clinical Regularity of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment for Cerebral Palsy Syndrome

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    洪珏; 黄琴峰; 汪司右

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To review literature from 1954 to 2007 and explore the regularity of point selection and methods for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of cerebral palsy. Methods: A comprehensive analysis was made by a method of metrological analysis according to the data from "China Modern Acupuncture-moxibustion Information Databank". Results: Points Zusanli (ST 36),Quchi (LI 11) and Hegu (LI 4) were most frequently used. Head points Baihui (GV 20) and Sishencong (Ex-HN 1) were also frequently used. Acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and acupuncture point injection were the major treatments. Conclusion: Acupuncture intervention can improve the therapeutic effect on cerebral palsy. It is suggested that Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (Ex-HN 1),Zusanli (ST 36), Quchi (LI 11) and Hegu (LI 4) be selected as a basic prescription for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of cerebral palsy.%目的:回顾1954~2007年针灸文献,探索针灸治疗脑性瘫痪用穴和治疗方法的规律.方法:根据数据,采用计量分析方法进行综合分析.结果:足三里、曲池、合谷应用频次为最,百会、四神聪等头部穴位的应用也较频繁,治疗方法以针刺、头针、水针为主.结论:针刺疗法的介入可以提高脑性瘫痪的疗效.建议取百会、四神聪、足三里、曲池、合谷为针灸治疗脑性瘫痪的基础方.

  20. Clinical Evaluation on Analgesic Effect of Electro-acupuncture at Points of Bladder Meridian on Lumbar Disc Herniation%电针膀胱经穴对腰椎间盘突出症镇痛效应的临床研究

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    肖飞; 蔡宏波; 任红; 陶永梅

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨电针膀胱经穴治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效及对镇痛效果的影响。方法:将78例腰椎间盘突出症患者按入组先后顺序随机分为电针治疗组和针刺对照组。两组取穴相同,治疗组应用电针治疗仪,对照组应用常规针刺治疗,1次/日,共10次。通过目测类比定级法( VAS )比较治疗前后两组的平均疼痛分数,并参考疗效评定标准,从症状、体征方面比较两组的临床疗效。结果:两组平均疼痛分数差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01),治疗组镇痛效果明显优于对照组;两组的临床疗效比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),治疗组优于对照组。结论:电针膀胱经穴治疗腰椎间盘突出症较之常规针刺治疗能更好地缓解疼痛,提高临床疗效。%Objective:To explore the analgesic effect of electro-acupuncture at the point of bladder meridian on lumbar disc herniation.Methods:78 patients with lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group according to random digit table.The patients in the treatment group were treated by electro-acupuncture ( once a day,a total of 10 times) , while those in the control group were treated by acupuncture( once a day,a total of 10 times).Both of the groups were selected the same acupoints.The visual analogue scale(VAS)was adopted to examine and compare the main pain score, and the clinical effects were compared between two groups from the symptoms and signs in accordance with efficacy criteria.Results:The paregoric effect of treatment group was obviously better than that of control group,and there were significant differences in the main pain score between two groups(P<0.01).The clini-cal effect of treatment group was better than that of control group,and there were obvious differences between two groups (P<0.05).Conclusion:Electro-acupuncture is a much more effective therapy for lumbar disc herniation

  1. Effects of LI-4 and SP-6 Acupuncture on Labor Pain, Cortisol Level and Duration of Labor.

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    Asadi, Nasrin; Maharlouei, Najmeh; Khalili, Azadeh; Darabi, Yalda; Davoodi, Sarah; Raeisi Shahraki, Hadi; Hadianfard, Mohammadjavad; Jokar, Azam; Vafaei, Homeira; Kasraeian, Maryam

    2015-10-01

    Nowadays, acupuncture is widely used to manage pain, and childbirth is a condition requiring appropriate pain management interventions. The efficacy of acupuncture in the management of labor pain has recently been studied, but the results are not satisfactory and conflicts exist. In this study, we investigated the effects of acupuncture on labor pain, serum cortisol level, and duration of labor. We conducted a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial that included 63 nulliparous women: 32 in the study group and 31 in the control group. Acupuncture was performed at the SP-6 and the LI-4 points in the study group, and sham acupuncture was performed at the same points in the control group. Pain scores and serum cortisol levels were measured before and after the intervention. Changes in these measures and in the duration of labor were compared between the groups. No significant variations in pain scores or serum cortisol levels were observed between the two control groups. However, the duration of labor was significantly lower (p acupuncture. Our results show that acupuncture is significantly associated with a decreased duration of labor, even though it was no better than a placebo for the treatment of labor pain.

  2. Acupuncture reduces relapse to cocaine-seeking behavior via activation of GABA neurons in the ventral tegmental area.

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    Jin, Wyju; Kim, Min Sun; Jang, Eun Young; Lee, Jun Yeon; Lee, Jin Gyeom; Kim, Hong Yu; Yoon, Seong Shoon; Lee, Bong Hyo; Chang, Suchan; Kim, Jae Hyo; Choi, Kwang H; Koo, Ho; Gwak, Young Seob; Steffensen, Scott C; Ryu, Yeon-Hee; Kim, Hee Young; Yang, Chae Ha

    2017-03-07

    There is growing public interest in alternative approaches to addiction treatment and scientific interest in elucidating the neurobiological underpinnings of acupuncture. Our previous studies showed that acupuncture at a specific Shenmen (HT7) points reduced dopamine (DA) release in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) induced by drugs of abuse. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effects of HT7 acupuncture on γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neuronal activity in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Using microdialysis and in vivo single-unit electrophysiology, we evaluated the effects of HT7 acupuncture on VTA GABA and NAc DA release and VTA GABA neuronal activity in rats. Using a within-session reinstatement paradigm in rats self-administering cocaine, we evaluated the effects of HT7 stimulation on cocaine-primed reinstatement. Acupuncture at HT7 significantly reduced cocaine suppression of GABA release and GABA neuron firing rates in the VTA. HT7 acupuncture attenuated cocaine-primed reinstatement, which was blocked by VTA infusions of the selective GABAB receptor antagonist 2-hydroxysaclofen. HT7 stimulation significantly decreased acute cocaine-induced DA release in the NAc, which was also blocked by 2-hydroxysaclofen. HT7 acupuncture also attenuated cocaine-induced sensitization of extracellular DA levels in the NAc. Moreover, HT7 acupuncture reduced both locomotor activity and neuronal activation in the NAc induced by acute cocaine in a needle-penetration depth-dependent fashion. These results suggest that acupuncture may suppress cocaine-induced DA release in the NAc and cocaine-seeking behavior through activation of VTA GABA neurons. Acupuncture may be an effective therapy to reduce cocaine relapse by enhancing GABAergic inhibition in the VTA.

  3. Early ifliform needle acupuncture for poststroke depression:a meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled clinical trials

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    Jiping Zhang; Jing Chen; Junqi Chen; Xiaohui Li; Xueyan Lai; Shaoqun Zhang; Shengxu Wang

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ifliform needle acupuncture for poststroke depression, and to compare acupuncture with the therapeutic efifcacy of antidepressant drugs. DATA RETRIEVAL:We retrieved data from the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (1979-2012), Wanfang (1980-2012), VIP (1989-2012), Chinese Biomedical Literature (1975-2012), PubMed (1966-2012), Ovid Lww (-2012), and Cochrane Library (-2012) Database using the internet. SELECTION CRITERIA:Randomized controlled trials on ifliform needle acupuncture versus antidepressant drugs for treatment of poststroke depression were included. Moreover, the in-cluded articles scored at least 4 points on the Jadad scale. Exclusion criteria:other acupuncture therapies as treatment group, not stroke-induced depression patients, score MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:These were the Hamilton Depression Scale scores, clinical ef-fective rate, Self-Rating Depression Scale scores, Side Effect Rating Scale scores, and incidence of adverse reaction and events. RESULTS:A total of 17 randomized controlled clinical trials were included. Meta-analysis results displayed that after 4 weeks of treatment, clinical effective rate was better in patients treated with ifli-form needle acupuncture than those treated with simple antidepressant drugs [relative risk =1.11, 95%conifdence interval (CI):1.03-1.21, P=0.01]. At 6 weeks, clinical effective rate was similar between ifliform needle acupuncture and antidepressant drug groups. At 2 weeks after ifliform needle acupuncture, Hamilton Depression Scale (17 items) scores were lower than in the antide-pressant drug group (mean difference=-2.34, 95%CI:-3.46 to-1.22, P CONCLUSION:Early ifliform needle acupuncture for poststroke depression can perfectly con-trol depression. Filiform needle acupuncture is safe and reliable. Therapeutic effects of ifliform needle acupuncture were better than those of antidepressant drugs.

  4. Clinical Study on Acupuncture plus Auricular Point Sticking in Improving Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms After Smoke Cessation%针刺配合耳穴贴压改善戒烟后烟草依赖症状的临床研究

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    刘丹; 邵滢如; 刘芳

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular point sticking in improving tobacco withdrawal symptoms after smoke cessation. Method Forty-eight patients with tobacco withdrawal symptoms were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 24 in each group. The treatment group was intervened by acupuncture plus auricular point sticking, while the control group was by auricular point sticking. The daily consumption of tobacco, Fagerstrom Test of Nicotine Dependence (FTND), and Self-rating Scale of Tobacco Dependence (SSTD) were observed before and after intervention, and the smoke cessation rate was also compared. Result The smoke cessation rate was 83.3%in the treatment group versus 54.2%in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). After intervention, the daily consumption of tobacco and SSTD score in the treatment group were significantly changed and markedly different from that in the control group (P<0.05). The FTND scores were significantly changed after intervention in both groups (P<0.05). There was a significant difference in comparing the FTND score between the two groups after intervention (P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture plus auricular point sticking can improve the tobacco withdrawal symptoms.%目的:观察针刺配合耳穴贴压改善戒烟后烟草依赖症状的临床疗效。方法将48例具有烟草依赖症状的患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,每组24例。治疗组采用针刺配合耳穴贴压治疗,对照组采用单纯耳穴贴压治疗。观察两组治疗前后每日吸烟量、Fagerstrom尼古丁依赖检验量表(FTND)评分及烟草依赖自评表评分,并比较两组戒烟率。结果治疗组戒烟率为83.3%,对照组为54.2%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组治疗后每日吸烟量和烟草依赖自评表评分与同组治疗前及对照组比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。两组治疗后 FTND 评

  5. 针刺疗法联合耳穴压豆疗法治疗妊娠剧吐的体会%Experience for treating hyperemesis gravidarum by acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking

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    唐晖

    2014-01-01

    妊娠剧吐是妊娠期的一种合并症,发病机理不明,有不少资料显示中医中药方法治疗妊娠剧吐有较好的疗效,中医针刺联合耳穴压豆疗法治疗妊娠剧吐是笔者在临床中屡经验证的、即时临床效果和远期临床效果较好的一种外治法。%Hyperemesis gravidarum is a complication of pregnancy which pathogenesis is unclear. There is a number of datas showing that Chinese medicine treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum has good curative effect, acupuncture combined with ear bean therapy in the treatment of hyperemesis gravidarum is an author-repeatedly-verified external treatment with a good instant clinical effect and long-term clinical effect.

  6. Ipsilateral Putamen and Insula Activation by Both Left and Right GB34 Acupuncture Stimulation: An fMRI Study on Healthy Participants.

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    Yeo, Sujung; van den Noort, Maurits; Bosch, Peggy; Lim, Sabina

    2016-01-01

    The modulatory effects on the brain during right versus left side acupuncture stimulation of the same acupuncture point have been a subject of controversy. For clarification of this important methodological issue, the present study was designed to compare the blood oxygen level-dependent responses of acupuncture stimulation on the right versus left Yanglingquan (GB34). Twenty-two healthy subjects received right or left GB34 acupuncture. Our results show that acupuncture on the left GB34 induced neural responses in the left putamen, caudate body, insula, postcentral gyrus, claustrum, right and left thalamus, right middle frontal gyrus, hypothalamus, and subthalamic nucleus. Acupuncture on the right GB34 induced neural responses in the right middle frontal gyrus, inferior parietal lobule, thalamus, putamen, lateral globus pallidus, medial globus pallidus, and insula. Interestingly, the putamen and insula were ipsilaterally activated by acupuncture on either the left or right GB34; therefore, they seem to be the main target areas affected by GB34 acupuncture. This is the first reported functional magnetic resonance imaging study directly comparing needling on the right and left GB34. Although more replication studies are needed, our preliminary results prove that acupuncture has different modulatory effects on the brain when performed on the right versus left side.

  7. Acupuncture in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a double-blind controlled pilot study

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    Zhang Lang

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In planning a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture, we conducted a pilot study using validated outcome measures to assess the feasibility of the protocol, and to obtain preliminary data on efficacy and tolerability of 3 different forms of acupuncture treatment as an adjunct for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA. Methods The study employs a randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA, traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA and sham acupuncture (Sham in patients with RA. All patients received 20 sessions over a period of 10 weeks. Six acupuncture points were chosen. Primary outcome is the changes in the pain score. Secondary outcomes included the changes in the ACR core disease measures, DAS 28 score and the number of patients who achieved ACR 20 at week 10. Results From 80 eligible patients, 36 patients with mean age of 58 ± 10 years and disease duration of 9.3 ± 6.4 years were recruited. Twelve patients were randomized to each group. Twelve, 10 and 7 patients from the EA, TCA and Sham group respectively completed the study at 20 weeks (p Conclusion This pilot study has allowed a number of recommendations to be made to facilitate the design of a large-scale trial, which in turn will help to clarify the existing evidence base on acupuncture for RA. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00404443

  8. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON SCALP ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF EINDSTROKE—CAUSED DYSKPHAGIA—DYSPHONIA SYNDRONE

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    韩舰华; 董颖丽; 等

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effect of scalp acupuncture on cerebral blood flow in pseudobulbar paralysis patients for analyzing mechanisms of scalp-acupuncture in the treatment of wind strokek.Methods:A total of 38 inpatients (26 males and 12 females) were treated with electroacupuncture (EA) of scalp-point Dingzhougxian (MS 5),Dingnie Houxiexian (MS 7),Dingpangxian Ⅱ (MS 9) and Dingnie Qianxiexian (MS 6).Before and after acupuncture treatment,clinical symptoms of dysphadia and dyskphonia sere compared,and the mean blood flow speed (MBFS) values of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA),middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior cerebral artery (PCA) detected by using Doppler blood flow meter.Results:Following two courses (4 weeks) of scalp-acupuncture treatment,of the 38 cases,23 had their dysphagia and dyskphonia cured (60.5%),10 (25.3%) had remarkable improvement,3(7.9%) experienced improvement and 2(5.3%) had no apparent changes.Simultaneously.MBFS of ACA,MCA and PCA increased significantly in comparison with that of pre-treatment (P<0.01).Additionally,results also showed that scalp acupuncture could stabilize the blood circulation between both hemispheres of the brain.Conclusion:Scalp acupuncture has a fairly good therapeutic effect in improving stroke caused dysphagia and dysphonia and in facilitating carebral blood flow.

  9. Acupuncture Treatment for 15 Cases of Post-traumatic Coma

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    He Jing; Wu Bin; Zhang Yongling; Wang Xinzhong

    2005-01-01

    In order to observe the effects of acupuncture combined with point-injection therapy on post-traumatic coma, 30 such cases were randomly divided into the following two groups. The patients in the control group were simply treated with the basic neural medical treatment; while patients in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture and point-injection therapy in addition to the above treatment. Comparisons were made between the two groups in the therapeutic effects by GCS evaluations as well as in the changes of main symptoms. The results showed that the GCS value in the treatment group was higher than that of the control group, but with no statistical significance (P>0.05). However, the main symptoms of the patients in treatment group, such as aphasia, hemiplegia, and injuries of cranial nerves (including injuries of the facial, oculomotor and abducent nerves) were obviously improved, showing significant differences as compared with the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion can be made that acupuncture combined with point-injection has the consciousness-inducing effect for post-traumatic coma, and shows good effects for the cranial nerve injuries and aphasia.

  10. Study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in general practice investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture against migraine

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    Carbrera-Iboleón Justo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Migraine is a chronic neurologic disease that can severely affect the patient's quality of life. Although in recent years many randomised studies have been carried out to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for migraine, it remains a controversial issue. Our aim is to determine whether acupuncture, applied under real conditions of clinical practice in the area of primary healthcare, is more effective than conventional treatment. Methods/Design The design consists of a pragmatic multi-centre, three-armed randomised controlled trial, complemented with an economic evaluation of the results achieved, comparing the effectiveness of verum acupuncture with sham acupuncture, and with a control group receiving normal care only. Patients eligible for inclusion will be those presenting in general practice with migraine and for whom their General Practitioner (GP is considering referral for acupuncture. Sampling will be by consecutive selection, and by randomised allocation to the three branches of the study, in a centralised way following a 1:1:1 distribution (verum acupuncture; sham acupuncture; conventional treatment. Secondly, one patient in three will be randomly selected from each of the acupuncture (verum or sham groups for a brain perfusion study (by single photon emission tomography. The treatment with verum acupuncture will consist of 8 treatment sessions, once a week, at points selected individually by the acupuncturist. The sham acupuncture group will receive 8 sessions, one per week, with treatment being applied at non-acupuncture points in the dorsal and lumbar regions, using the minimal puncture technique. The control group will be given conventional treatment, as will the other two groups. Discussion This trial will contribute to available evidence on acupuncture for the treatment of migraine. The primary endpoint is the difference in the number of days with migraine among the three groups, between

  11. Acupuncture as a treatment for functional dyspepsia: design and methods of a randomized controlled trial

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    Yan Jie

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acupuncture is widely used in China to treat functional dyspepsia (FD. However, its effectiveness in the treatment of FD, and whether FD-specific acupoints exist, are controversial. So this study aims to determine if acupuncture is an effective treatment for FD and if acupoint specificity exists according to traditional acupuncture meridians and acupoint theories. Design This multicenter randomized controlled trial will include four acupoint treatment groups, one non-acupoint control group and one drug (positive control group. The four acupoint treatment groups will focus on: (1 specific acupoints of the stomach meridian; (2 non-specific acupoints of the stomach meridian; (3 specific acupoints of alarm and transport points; and (4 acupoints of the gallbladder meridian. These four groups of acupoints are thought to differ in terms of clinical efficacy, according to traditional acupuncture meridians and acupoint theories. A total of 120 FD patients will be included in each group. Each patient will receive 20 sessions of acupuncture treatment over 4 weeks. The trial will be conducted in eight hospitals located in three centers of China. The primary outcomes in this trial will include differences in Nepean Dyspepsia Index scores and differences in the Symptom Index of Dyspepsia before randomization, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after randomization, and 1 month and 3 months after completing treatment. Discussion The important features of this trial include the randomization procedures (controlled by a central randomization system, a standardized protocol of acupuncture manipulation, and the fact that this is the first multicenter randomized trial of FD and acupuncture to be performed in China. The results of this trial will determine whether acupuncture is an effective treatment for FD and whether using different acupoints or different meridians leads to differences in clinical efficacy. Trial registration number Clinical Trials

  12. Ear Acupuncture versus  local anaestethic for pain relief during perineal repair - a randomised controlled trial

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    Kindberg, Sara

    2007-01-01

    ACUPUNCTURE OR LOCAL ANAESTETICS FOR PAIN RELIEF DURING PERINEAL REPAIR AFTER VAGINAL DELIVERY: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL.   By:  Sara Kindberg. Midwife and PhD student, Sønderborg Hospital, Denmark. Objective: To evaluate acupuncture as a new method of pain relief for postpartum perineal...... as photos of the acupuncture points. Perspectives:  Basic midwifery services such as providing sufficient pain relief during perineal repair still need improvement. Clinical practice should be improved continuously and thus produce reliable evidence on different pain relief methods. Website:        http...

  13. [Mr ZHENG Yugui's academic thoughts: in memory of the successor of Chengjiang acupuncture school in Shandong province].

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    Ge, Xiaobin; Du, Guangzhong; Tian, Daozheng

    2016-03-01

    Mr ZHENG Yugui, a distinguished acupuncturist in Qilu area, is one of the successors of Chengjiang acupuncture school in Shandong province. Through collecting the papers and works concerning Mr ZHENG, the academic thoughts are summarized, including careful and clear differentiation of syndrome, specific and precise selection of acupoints, reinforcing and reducing methods based on qi, and gentle and soft manipulation of needles. He has discovered new acupoints such as Fengyan point, etc. He also focuses on moxibustion and creates Taiyang moxibustion method. In addition, to develop acupuncture education, Mr ZHENG has played a deep and important role in spreading Chengjiang acupuncture school in Shandong province.

  14. Additional use of acupuncture to NSAID effectively reduces post-tonsillectomy pain.

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    Sertel, Serkan; Herrmann, Saskia; Greten, Henry Johannes; Haxsen, Volker; El-Bitar, Samir; Simon, Christian Heinrich; Baumann, Ingo; Plinkert, Peter Karl

    2009-06-01

    Post-tonsillectomy swallowing pain is a common and distressing side effect after tonsillectomy and thus of great clinical interest. Up until now, there is no randomized controlled patient- and observer-blinded study evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture against swallowing pain after tonsillectomy. We therefore compared the potency of specific verum acupuncture points related to a Chinese medical diagnosis in reducing postoperative swallowing pain with non-specific control points on the body as well as a non-acupuncture group who received standard medication only. The standardized pain therapy after tonsillectomy was orally administered nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) (diclofenac 3 x 50 mg oral). The patients (n = 123) treated with NSAID were asked about their acute pain after taking a sip of water between the first and fifth postoperative day. Participants' pain was assessed using visual analog (VAS) [zero (0) for no pain up to ten (10) for the acute reported outset pain] before and 20 min, 1, 2 and 3 h after acupuncture treatment or standard pain medication, respectively. The functional assessment of diagnosis and treatment point-combination occurred by means of the "Heidelberg Model" of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Verum acupuncture lead to a significant additional pain relief. In comparison to the acupuncture, they also reported an average of 3 h duration of adequate pain-relief past taking the NSAID. This trial strongly supports a specific acupuncture scheme for the treatment of postoperative swallowing pain after tonsillectomy. It may particularly serve as an alternative pain treatment in case of NSAID intolerances.

  15. Auricular Acupunctures Are Effective for the Prevention of Postoperative Agitation in Old Patients

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    Young-Chang P. Arai

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Postoperative cognitive problems and delirium are not uncommon in the elderly. We reported four cases in which auricular acupunctures on the ‘Shenmen’ and ‘Point Zero’ points successfully managed postoperative problematic behaviors of the three patients with dementia and the one patient postoperatively demonstrating an agitated behavior.

  16. 穴位推拿结合抗痉挛技术抑制脑卒中患者上肢肌痉挛疗效观察%Curative effect observation of acupuncture point massage combined with antispasmodic technology inhibition on spasm of upper limbs in stroke patients

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    詹蕾; 吴璇; 廖阳

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察穴位推拿结合抗痉挛技术对脑卒中患者上肢肌痉挛的改善情况.方法 40例脑卒中后上肢肌痉挛患者随机分为观察组和对照组,每组20例.观察组以穴位推拿结合抗痉挛技术治疗,对照组以神经肌肉促进术中的抗痉挛技术治疗,每日2次,在治疗后第4周和12周分别评定疗效,在治疗前和治疗后运用改良的Ashworth量表(MAS)和运动功能评定量表中的上肢运动功能测试部分(U-FMA)进行上肢肌张力和运动功能的评定.结果 2组患者治疗后MAS和U-FMA评分与治疗前比较有明显改善,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).观察组与对照组治疗后MAS和U-FMA评分比较,观察组明显优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 2种治疗方法均能改善上肢肌痉挛和运动功能,但穴位推拿结合抗痉挛技术在改善上肢肌痉挛和运动功能方面优于单纯抗痉挛技术.%Objective To evaluate the improved condition of acupuncture point massage combined with antispasmodic technology on spasm of upper limbs in stroke patients. Methods Forty patients with upper limb muscle spasm after stroke were randomly divided into observation group (n =20) and control group (n =20). Acupuncture point massage combined with antispasmodic technology was used for treatment in observation group,and antispasmodic technology was used for treatment in control group,2 times a day. Curative effects were evaluated at the 4th week and 12th week after treatment separately. Upper extremity muscle tone and motor function were evaluated before and after treatment using modified Ashworth scale(MAS) and the upper extremities motor function test of Fugl-Meyer movemert assessment (U-FMA). Results Compared with before treatment, the scores of MAS and U-FMA after treatment were improved markedly in two groups,and there were statistically significant differences^ <0.05). The scores of MAS and U-FMA after treatment in observation group were better

  17. Acupuncture Jiaji Point Combined with Exercise Therapy for the Treatment of Hemiplegia S pasticity afetr St roke%针刺夹脊穴联合运动疗法为主治疗中风后偏瘫痉挛状态的效果观察

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    邓玉金

    2015-01-01

    Objectiv e:To study the acupuncture at Jiaji point combined with exercise therapy for hemiplegia spasticity.Methods:100 cases of stroke patients with hemiplegia and spasm in our hospital during January 2010 to February 2013 were selected as the research objects.They were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group with 50 cases in each group.The patients in the control group were given medical and conven-tional treatment, while the patients in the treatment group were given acupuncture at Jiaji point on the basis of the therapy in the control group.After 4 weeks evaluate the Ashworth muscle tone scale score and Barthel index score and observe patients'therapeutic effect in two groups and have a statistical analysis.Results:In the treat-ment group after treatment for patients with spasm degree, movement disorders, daily life activities ability were obviously improved,and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05);in the treatment group after treat-ment for patients with spastic degree it had a statistical significance compared with that in the control group after treatment ( P<0.05);in the control group after treatment movement dysfunction and daily life activities ability were improved compared with those before treatment, which was statistically significant (P<0.05);the degree of convulsions, movement disorders and daily life activities ability were more obviously improved compared with those in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant( P<0.05).Conclusion:Acupuncture at Jiaji point with exercise therapy can alleviate limb spasm among stroke patients and the effect is remarkable.%目的:探讨针刺夹脊穴联合运动疗法为主对中风偏瘫痉挛状态的影响。方法:选择我院2010年1月~2013年2月收治入院的中风后偏瘫痉挛的患者100例,随机分为两组,对照组50例予以脑卒中内科治疗及常规康复治疗方法,治疗组50例在常规治疗基

  18. Observations on the Efficacy of Acupuncture plus Ashi Point Pricking Bloodletting in Treating Acute Gouty Arthritis%针刺配合阿是穴刺络放血治疗急性痛风性关节炎疗效观察

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    徐颖; 黄微珍; 李斌

    2016-01-01

    目的:针刺配合阿是穴放血治疗急性痛风性关节炎的临床疗效。方法将70例急性痛风性关节炎患者随机分为治疗组38例和对照组32例。治疗组采用针刺配合阿是穴刺络放血治疗,对照组采用常规药物治疗。观察两组治疗前后血尿酸及C反应蛋白含量变化情况,比较两组临床疗效。结果两组治疗1、2个疗程后血尿酸及C反应蛋白含量与同组治疗前比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。治疗组治疗2个疗程后C反应蛋白含量与对照组比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组总有效率为84.2%,对照组为81.3%,两组比较差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论针刺配合阿是穴刺络放血是一种治疗急性痛风性关节炎的有效方法。%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus ashi point pricking bloodletting in treating acute gouty arthritis.Methods Seventy patients with acute gouty arthritis were randomly allocated to a treatment group of 38 cases and a control group of 32 cases. The treatment group received acupuncture plus ashi point pricking bloodletting and the control group, routine medication. Blood uric acid and C reaction protein contents were measured in the two groups before and after treatment. The clinical therapeutic effects were compared between the two groups.Results There were statistically significant differences in blood uric acid and C reaction protein contents after one and two courses of treatment compared with before treatment in the two groups (P<0.01). After two courses of treatment, there was a statistically significant difference in comparing C reaction protein contents between the two groups (P<0.05). The total efficacy rate was 84.2% in the treatment group and 81.3% in the control group; there was a statistically significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture plus ashi point pricking bloodletting is an effective way to

  19. Effects of Acupuncture on 1-Chloro-2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene-Induced Atopic Dermatitis

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    Ji-Yeun Park

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Though the effects of acupuncture in atopic dermatitis have been proven in clinical studies, its mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we investigate the effectiveness and mechanism of action for acupuncture treatment on the LI11 meridian point for treatment of allergic contact dermatitis. BALB/c mice received 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB application to induce skin inflammation. Acupuncture treatment on LI11 significantly inhibited cutaneous hyperplasia, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokine (IL-4, IL-8, and TNF-α mRNA and NF-κB, ERK1/2, JNK, and p38 proteins. Acupuncture treatment of local points also inhibited cutaneous hyperplasia and serum IgE levels; however, it was not effective in regulating proinflammatory cytokines and proteins. In addition, LI11 treatment is more effective at reducing serum IgE levels and pro-inflammatory cytokines and proteins than local point treatment. These results suggest that acupuncture treatment is effective in alleviating allergic contact dermatitis by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines and proteins.

  20. Acupuncture and gastric acid studies.

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    Sodipo, J O; Falaiye, J M

    1979-01-01

    The effects of therapeutic acupuncture on gastric acid secretion on pain relief in chronic duodenal ulcer patients were studied. Ten adult Nigerian patients with clinical, endoscopic as well as radiological evidence of duodenal ulcer constituted the "Ulcer Group." Four other patients who gave history of dyspepsia formed the "Dyspeptic Group." Pentagastrin stimulation test was performed on all subjects pre- and post-acupuncture therapy. The classical Chinese acupuncture loci were employed. The mean Basal Acid Output (BAO) in the duodenal ulcer group was markedly reduced from 4.04 +/- 1.01 mMols/hour to 1.05 +/- 2.5 mMols/hour. The mean Maximal Acid Output (MAO) was lowered from 34.72 +/- 13.81 mMols/hour to 15.34 +/- 4.01 mMols/hour. The difference was statistically significant (P less than 0.001). It is more probable, therefore, that the relief of pain is attributable to the therapeutic inhibition of gastric hyperacidity in our patients. Thus, though pain relief has been previously demonstrated in response to acupuncture, the results of this investigation have gone further to show that acupunture achieves symptomatic relief through therapeutic gastric depression in duodenal ulcer patients.

  1. [Current role of acupuncture in analgesic therapy].

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    Zanini, F

    1983-04-21

    After a brief introduction dealing with the great development of acupuncture in management of various painful conditions in the West today, its increased importance, use and role in acute and chronic pain, benign and intractable pain, are discussed. Recent acquisitions about known and yet unknown neurophysiological parameters (evoked cns potentials, endorphines, action of acupuncture in "regulation" of many functions--so called homeostasis--milieu) in connection with good pain relief properties of acupuncture, are referred. The main methods of acupuncture in pain treatment (acupuncture as reflexotherapy--so called electroacupuncture and the very effective auriculotherapy, in comparison with traditional acupuncture as "regulating" method of homeostasis and others minor methods, with our casuistry and positive results in 724 cases of various pain conditions are stressed. Own conclusions about the positive results and the great significance of physician-patient relations in delicate field of pain therapy are referred.

  2. Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation

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    Qian-Qian Li

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique and part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM. Acupuncture has clinical efficacy on various autonomic nerve-related disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, epilepsy, anxiety and nervousness, circadian rhythm disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS and subfertility. An increasing number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can control autonomic nerve system (ANS functions including blood pressure, pupil size, skin conductance, skin temperature, muscle sympathetic nerve activities, heart rate and/or pulse rate, and heart rate variability. Emerging evidence indicates that acupuncture treatment not only activates distinct brain regions in different kinds of diseases caused by imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities, but also modulates adaptive neurotransmitter in related brain regions to alleviate autonomic response. This review focused on the central mechanism of acupuncture in modulating various autonomic responses, which might provide neurobiological foundations for acupuncture effects.

  3. Atlanto-axial infection after acupuncture.

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    Robinson, A; Lind, C R P; Smith, R J; Kodali, V

    2015-12-11

    A 67-year-old man presented with neck cellulitis following acupuncture for cervical spondylosis. Blood cultures were positive for methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Increased neck pain and bacteraemia prompted MRI, which showed atlanto-axial septic arthritis without signs of infection of the tissues between the superficial cellulitic area and the atlanto-axial joint, thus making direct extension of infection unlikely. It is more likely that haematogenous spread of infection resulted in seeding in the atlanto-axial joint, with the proximity of the arthritis and acupuncture site being coincidental. Acupuncture is a treatment option for some indolent pain conditions. As such, acupuncture services are likely to be more frequently utilised. A history of acupuncture is rarely requested by the admitting doctor and seldom offered voluntarily by the patient, especially where the site of infection due to haematogenous spread is distant from the needling location. Awareness of infectious complications following acupuncture can reduce morbidity through early intervention.

  4. Acupuncture and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis. A randomized study

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    Ballegaard, Søren; Christophersen, S J; Dawids, Steen

    1985-01-01

    In 23 patients with pancreatitis, daily pain for at least 3 months, and no abuse of alcohol, the pain-relieving effect of electroacupuncture (13 patients) or transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) (16 patients) was studied. In two prospective studies with a cross-over design, active acu...... acupuncture was compared with sham acupuncture, and TENS of the segmental points of the pancreas with sham treatment. Neither electroacupuncture nor TENS brought about pain relief that could substitute for or supplement medical treatment....

  5. 针刺督脉穴位对癫痫大鼠海马NF-κB表达的影响%Impacts of Acupuncture at the Governor Vessel Points on the Expression of Hippocampal NF-κB in the Rats of Epilepsy

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    张丽芳; 赵立新; 倪文杰; 郝利芳

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨核因子-κB(NF-κB)在癫痫大鼠海马中的表达以及针刺督脉穴位治疗癫痫的机制.方法 建立氯化锂-匹罗卡品癫痫大鼠模型,运用免疫组织化学.方法 观察大鼠海马中NF-κB的表达.结果 空白组大鼠NF-κB免疫反应阳性细胞在细胞浆中分布较多,在细胞核内分布较少;模型组癫痫大鼠NF-κB免疫反应阳性细胞在细胞核中分布多;模型组癫痫大鼠与空白组大鼠的NF-κB比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);针刺组与模型组癫痫大鼠海马NF-κB比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 癫痫发作后NF-κB被激活后转移至细胞核内,其表达明显增加.针刺督脉穴位可明显抑制癫痫大鼠海马NF-κB的表达,其机理可能是使刺激冲动传入中枢神经系统,适度抑制NF-κB表达,减轻其介导的炎症反应,抑制细胞过度凋亡,降低神经元兴奋性,达到抑制癫痫目的.%Objective To explore the expression of nuclear factor-κB( NF-κB )and the mechanism on the treatment of epilepsy with acupuncture at the Governor Vessel points. Methods Litium chloride - pilocarpine was used to establish the epilepsy model in rats. The immunohistochemical method( IHC )was adopted to observe the expression of hippocampal NF-κB in rats. Results The NF-κB immune reactive positive cells were more distributed in the cellular plasma and less in the nucleus of the rats in the blank group. The NF-κB immune reactive positive cells were more distributed in the nucleus in the epilepsy rats of the model group. The difference in the expression of NF-κB was significant statistically between the epilepsy rats in the model group and those in the blank group( P<0. 05 ). The difference in the expression of hippocampal NF-κB was significant statistically between the acupuncture group and the epilepsy rats in the model group( P<0. 05 ). Conclusion After activated in a seizure, NF-κB is transferred to the nucleus and its expression is

  6. 针刺夹脊穴联合推拿手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱的临床观察%Clinical observation on acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points plus tuina in treating thoracic facet joint disorder

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    周伟成; 诸剑芳

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察针刺夹脊穴联合推拿整复手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱的临床疗效,为本病的针灸治疗提供新的临床证据。方法:将106例符合纳入标准的胸椎小关节紊乱患者按随机数字表随机分为观察组和对照组。对照组予以单纯的推拿整复手法治疗,观察组在对照组推拿整复手法前予以针刺夹脊穴治疗。两组均每日1次,治疗3次后观察症状、体征的改善情况及疗效。结果:治疗后,两组患者8个症状、体征积分均与本组治疗前均有统计学差异(P<0.01);观察组患者的各个症状、体征积分均明显低于对照组,组间差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。观察组治愈率为50.9%,对照组为26.4%,两组治愈率差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:针刺联合手法整复治疗胸椎小关节紊乱能使胸椎重新达到生物力学平衡,充分发挥针灸推拿的联合作用,显著地提高临床疗效。%Objective:To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points plus tuina manipulation for thoracic facet joint disorder, and get new clinical evidence for treatment of thoracic facet joint disorder. Methods:Totally 106 patients with thoracic facet joint disorder were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group based on the random number table. Patients in the control group were treated by tuina manipulation, while those in the observation group were treated by acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points before tuina manipulation. Patients in the two groups were treated once a day. The improvements of signs and symptoms and the efficacy were observed after 3 treatments. Results:After treatment, there were intra-group statistical differences in scores of 8 signs and symptoms in both groups (P<0.01); the score of each item in the observation group was lower than that in the control group, and there was statistical significance in the inter-group difference (P<0

  7. Effects of a laser acupuncture therapy on treating pain

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    Wong, Wai-on; Xiao, Shaojun; Ip, Wing-Yuk; Guo, Xia

    2001-10-01

    Laser acupuncture (LA) has been utilized as a combined approach of Chinese traditional acupuncture and low-level laser therapy since its emergence in 1973. Its mechanisms are not well understood and the standardization of clinical protocols has not been established. In this study, we used a diode laser to irradiate on four acupuncture points for normal subjects to investigate the effect of LA. For each point, the irradiation lasted for three minutes. The median nerve conduction velocity was measured within a 30 minutes interval at day 1, day 5, and day 10 respectively. Patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were given LA therapy for three stages at most with a one-week interval between two stages. Treatment outcome measurements included patients' subjective feedback (McGill pain questionnaire, VAS) and objective measurements (physical examination, kinesiological properties and NCSs). It was a randomized single-blind controlled trial. For normal subjects, motor nerve fiber was sensitive to LA and the motor conduction velocity was decreased very significantly (p < 0.001). Besides, it was found that LA resulted that sensory nerve conduction velocity was decreased significantly when it was measured 30 minutes after the subject had received LA application. For CTS patients, the outcomes except pinch test indicated that LA could improve patient's conduction. These results suggested that LA could cause the change of nerve conduction.

  8. Short-Term Effect of Laser Acupuncture on Lower Back Pain: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial

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    Jae-Young Shin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. This trial was performed to investigate the efficacy of laser acupuncture for the alleviation of lower back pain. Methods. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Fifty-six participants were randomly assigned to either the laser acupuncture group (n=28 or the sham laser acupuncture group (n=28. Participants in both groups received three treatment sessions over the course of one week. Thirteen acupuncture points were selected. The visual analogue scale for pain, pressure pain threshold, Patient Global Impression of Change, and Euro-Quality-of-Life Five Dimensions questionnaire (Korean version were used to evaluate the effect of laser acupuncture treatment on lower back pain. Results. There were no significant differences in any outcome between the two groups, although the participants in both groups showed a significant improvement in each assessed parameter relative to the baseline values. Conclusion. Although there was no significant difference in outcomes between the two groups, the results suggest that laser acupuncture can provide effective pain alleviation and can be considered an option for relief from lower back pain. Further studies using long-term intervention, a larger sample size, and rigorous methodology are required to clarify the effect of laser acupuncture on lower back pain.

  9. Short-Term Effect of Laser Acupuncture on Lower Back Pain: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial.

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    Shin, Jae-Young; Ku, Boncho; Kim, Jaeuk U; Lee, Yu Jung; Kang, Jae Hui; Heo, Hyun; Choi, Hyo-Joon; Lee, Jun-Hwan

    2015-01-01

    Purpose. This trial was performed to investigate the efficacy of laser acupuncture for the alleviation of lower back pain. Methods. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. Fifty-six participants were randomly assigned to either the laser acupuncture group (n = 28) or the sham laser acupuncture group (n = 28). Participants in both groups received three treatment sessions over the course of one week. Thirteen acupuncture points were selected. The visual analogue scale for pain, pressure pain threshold, Patient Global Impression of Change, and Euro-Quality-of-Life Five Dimensions questionnaire (Korean version) were used to evaluate the effect of laser acupuncture treatment on lower back pain. Results. There were no significant differences in any outcome between the two groups, although the participants in both groups showed a significant improvement in each assessed parameter relative to the baseline values. Conclusion. Although there was no significant difference in outcomes between the two groups, the results suggest that laser acupuncture can provide effective pain alleviation and can be considered an option for relief from lower back pain. Further studies using long-term intervention, a larger sample size, and rigorous methodology are required to clarify the effect of laser acupuncture on lower back pain.

  10. The Clinical study on the change of pain after needle acupuncture and needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy in the musculoskeletal disorder

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    Objective : This study was performed to compare needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy with only needle acupuncture therapy in VAS and pain threshold. Methods : We used pressure algometer to evaluate the change of pain threshold before and after treatment. The numberical value of pressure algometer is obtained twice and averaged by identical acupuncturist. Visual analogue scale(VAS) was used to estimate the efficacy of needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy....

  11. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF OCCIPITAL NEURALGIA WITH DAZHUI AND FENGCHI ACUPOINTS

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    黄南滨

    2002-01-01

    Objectivek:To explore therkapeutic method for occipital neuralgia.Methods:A total of 90 occipital neuralgia patients were randomly divided into treatment group (n=60) cases) and control group (n=30).In treatment group,Dazhui (GV 14) was punctured and stimulated with reinforcing method,and Fengchi (GB 20) punctured and stimulated with reducing needling method.In control group,the tender point was punctured and stimulated with reducing needling method.The acupuncture needles were retained for 30 min and the treatment was conducted once daily,with 10 times being a therapeutic course.Results:After one session of treatment,the markedly effective rates of treatment and control groups were 98% and 57% respectively.Comparison between two groups showed a considerable difference in the therapeutic effect(P<0.05).Conclusion:Acupuncture of Dazhui (GV 14) and Fengchi (GB 20) are effective in the treatment of occipital neuralgia.

  12. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF OCCIPITAL NEURALGIA WITH DAZHUI AND FENGCHI ACUPOINTS

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    HUANG Nanbin

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To explore therapeutic method for occipital neuralgia. Methods: A total of 90 occipital neuralgia patients were randomly divided into treatment group (n= 60 cases) and control group (n= 30). In treatment group, Dazhui (GV 14) was punctured and stimulated with reinforcing method, and Fengchi (GB 20) punctured and stimulated with reducing needling method. In control group, the tender point was punctured and stimulated with reducing needling method. The acupuncture needles were retained for 30 min and the treatment was conducted once daily,with 10 times being a therapeutic course. Results: After one session of treatment, the markedly effective rates of treatment and control groups were 98 % and 57 % respectively. Comparison between two groups showed a considerable difference in the therapeutic effect ( P < 0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture of Dazhui (GV 14) and Fengchi (GB 20)are effective in the treatment of occipital neuralgia.

  13. Fifty-eight cases of amenorrhea treated mainly with Siguan points(四关穴)by acupuncture%针灸四关穴为主治疗闭经58例

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    孙朝辉; 许瑞华; 翟亚娟

    2010-01-01

    @@ The combination of Hégǔ(合谷LI 4)and Tàichōng(太冲LR 3)which is applied in the clinic is named as Siguan points(四关穴 Four-gate points).From January 1998 to April 2008,the authors had treated 5 8 cases of amenorrhea by puncturing on Siguan points(四关穴Four-gate points).The report is as follows.

  14. Acupuncture for osteoporosis: a systematic review protocol

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    2016-01-01

    Background Osteoporosis is a global high prevalence of chronic metabolic disease with serious disability-adjusted life years losing. Acupuncture is used to treat osteoporosis broadly in China and other countries although the evidence on effectiveness cannot give a certain answer. The aim of this systematic review protocol is to appraise the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for osteoporosis. Methods A literature search of randomized controlled trials focusing on acupuncture for osteoporosis ...

  15. WFAS International Symposium of Acupuncture 2006

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    2006-01-01

    @@ WFAS International Symposium of Acupuncture 2006 is held on 24 - 26 November 2006, in Bali, Indonesia. It is hosted by World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), and organized by the National Acupuncture Union of Indonesia (PAKSI). More than 300 participants from 17 countries and regions, such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Italy, America, etc., attended this symposium.

  16. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain and Related Symptoms

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    Cancer pain is one of most prevalent symptoms in patients with cancer. Acupuncture and related techniques have been suggested for the management of cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) guidelines for adult cancer pain recommends acupuncture, as one of integrative interventions, in conjunction with pharmacologic intervention as needed. This review presents the latest available evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for cancer pain. It also provides “actionable” acu...

  17. Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy with Acupuncture

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    CHU Qin; WANG Lin; LIU Guo-zhen; HAN Chou-ping

    2007-01-01

    Objective: to observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on diabetic nephropathy.Methods: altogether 54 cases were randomly allocated into acupuncture group (30 cases) and control group of western medications (24 cases), the latter was treated with routine western medication, while the former was combined acupuncture based on routine western medication,and the treatment course of the two groups were both 30 days. Results: the effect of treatment group was superior to the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: acupuncture can improve symptoms of diabetic nephropathy, lower blood glucose, urine albumin, blood urine nitrogen,and creatinine and improve the function of kidney.

  18. Bilateral pneumothoraces secondary to acupuncture therapy.

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    Nguyen, Theresa M; Roy, Neil K; Zlupko, George R

    2011-09-01

    Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular in the United States for a wide variety of uses, ranging from the treatment of chronic back pain to aiding in addiction therapy. As this form of complementary and alternative medicine becomes more prevalent in certain areas of the country, it is of paramount importance that the emergency physician be familiar with its methods and potential complications. In general, acupuncture is perceived as fairly safe. However, it is not without risks or side effects. In this case report, we discuss the history, methods, and common complications of acupuncture in the context of a patient who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with bilateral pneumothoraces secondary to acupuncture therapy.

  19. Clinical Effects of Acupuncture Combined with Nimodipine for Treatment of Vascular Dementia in 30 Cases

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    ZHONG Xiu-yan; SU Xue-xu; LIU Jie

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To study the therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with nimodipine for vascular dementia.Methods:Acupuncture was applied at Baihui (GV 20), Shenshu (BL 23), Geshu (BL 17), and the points selected according to the midnight-noon, ebb-flow eight methods of the intelligent turtle, combined with the drug nimodipine.The treatment was continued for 8 consecutive weeks.Results:Of the 30 cases treated, 6 cases were cured, 21 cases improved, and 3 cases failed, with a total effective rate of 90%.Conclusion:Acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Shenshu (BL 23), Geshu (BL 17), and the points selected according to the midnight-noon, ebb-flow eight methods of the intelligent turtle combined with the drug nimodipine can yield definite therapeutic effects for vascular dementia.

  20. The clinical observations of 3 cases of metatarsal tendinitis treated with anti-inflammatory herbal acupuncture

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    Sung-lae,Kim

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective : The objective of this study is to observe the effect of anti-inflammatory herbal acupuncture on the metatarsal tendinitis. Methods : After the application of herbal acupuncture, the VAS and Baumgaertner's nine point scale were assessed. If there were any restraints on the ROM, ROM was also assessed alongside the previous scales. Results : 1. The pain was reduced significantly according to the VAS scale. 2. As to the assessment of satisfaction in treatment, by the Baumgaertner's nine point scale, 2 out of 3 cases scored Excellent, and one case scored Good. Conclusions : The anti-inflammatory herbal acupuncture is effective to the metatarsal tendinitis, and can be used more frequently in the clinical practices.

  1. Clinical Observation on the Effects of Bo's Abdominal Acupuncture in 40 Cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    HUANG Yong; LIAO Xiao-ming; LI xiao-xi; SONG Yuan-bin

    2008-01-01

    objective;To observe the curative effect of Bo's abdominal acupuncture on chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).Methods;Forty cases with CFS were treated by Bo's abdominal acupuncture at me points for conducting qi back to its origin and 4 points on the abdomen once a dav for 2 weeks.Scores for symptoms and scores for fatigue questionnaires were compared before and after treatment.Results;After treatment,the clinical symptoms of patients were differently alleviated,and scores for symptoms,mental condition and neural feeling in questionnaires on fatigue were obviously reduced(P<0.01-0.05).Conclusion;Bo's abdominal acupuncture has a good curative effect on general disease with complex symptoms,especially on lassitude,anorlexia,insomnia,amnesia,diarrhea,and general pain.

  2. Factors Analysis on Acupuncture Effect of Influence of Rheumatoid Arthritis%影响类风湿关节炎针灸效应的多因素分析

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    颜素珍; 徐兰凤

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To study the acupuncture effect factors of rheumatoid arthritis. Methods;Through to the factors analysis and discussion of acupuncture nearly 10 years clinical literature acupuncture influence in the rheumatoid arthritis(RA). Results: Influence factors of effect of acupuncture RA were as follows: acupuncture timing and point, and acupuncture methods, acupuncture treatment and acupuncture and other therapies analysis. Conclusion;The effect of the acupuncture RA attention influence factors,be beneficial to improve the effect of acupuncture treatment RA.%目的:分析影响类风湿关节炎针灸效应的因素.方法:通过对近10年针灸临床文献中影响类风湿关节炎(rheumatoid arthritis,RA)针灸效应的多因素作分析、探讨.结果:影响RA针灸效应的因素主要有针灸时机、选穴、针灸方法、针灸疗程、针灸与其他疗法的联用.结论:注意影响RA针灸效应的因素,有益于提高针灸治疗RA的疗效.

  3. Minimal acupuncture is not a valid placebo control in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture: a physiologist's perspective

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Placebo-control of acupuncture is used to evaluate and distinguish between the specific effects and the non-specific ones. During 'true' acupuncture treatment in general, the needles are inserted into acupoints and stimulated until deqi is evoked. In contrast, during placebo acupuncture, the needles are inserted into non-acupoints and/or superficially (so-called minimal acupuncture. A sham acupuncture needle with a blunt tip may be used in placebo acupuncture. Both minimal acupuncture and the placebo acupuncture with the sham acupuncture needle touching the skin would evoke activity in cutaneous afferent nerves. This afferent nerve activity has pronounced effects on the functional connectivity in the brain resulting in a 'limbic touch response'. Clinical studies showed that both acupuncture and minimal acupuncture procedures induced significant alleviation of migraine and that both procedures were equally effective. In other conditions such as low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, acupuncture was found to be more potent than minimal acupuncture and conventional non-acupuncture treatment. It is probable that the responses to 'true' acupuncture and minimal acupuncture are dependent on the aetiology of the pain. Furthermore, patients and healthy individuals may have different responses. In this paper, we argue that minimal acupuncture is not valid as an inert placebo-control despite its conceptual brilliance.

  4. Minimal acupuncture is not a valid placebo control in randomised controlled trials of acupuncture: a physiologist's perspective.

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    Lund, Iréne; Näslund, Jan; Lundeberg, Thomas

    2009-01-30

    Placebo-control of acupuncture is used to evaluate and distinguish between the specific effects and the non-specific ones. During 'true' acupuncture treatment in general, the needles are inserted into acupoints and stimulated until deqi is evoked. In contrast, during placebo acupuncture, the needles are inserted into non-acupoints and/or superficially (so-called minimal acupuncture). A sham acupuncture needle with a blunt tip may be used in placebo acupuncture. Both minimal acupuncture and the placebo acupuncture with the sham acupuncture needle touching the skin would evoke activity in cutaneous afferent nerves. This afferent nerve activity has pronounced effects on the functional connectivity in the brain resulting in a 'limbic touch response'. Clinical studies showed that both acupuncture and minimal acupuncture procedures induced significant alleviation of migraine and that both procedures were equally effective. In other conditions such as low back pain and knee osteoarthritis, acupuncture was found to be more potent than minimal acupuncture and conventional non-acupuncture treatment. It is probable that the responses to 'true' acupuncture and minimal acupuncture are dependent on the aetiology of the pain. Furthermore, patients and healthy individuals may have different responses. In this paper, we argue that minimal acupuncture is not valid as an inert placebo-control despite its conceptual brilliance.

  5. Changes of blood biochemical indexes in stroke patients after scalp acupuncture:A randomized controlled observation

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    Hongxing Zhang; Li Zhou; Tangfa Zhang; Guofu Huang

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Hemorrheologic indexes and the disturbances of lipid metabolism are closely correlated with stroke.Whether scalp acupuncture can correct the abnormality of hemorrheologic indexes,and improve the hyperviscosity of stroke patients,and then ameliorate their brain function? OBJECTIVE:To observe the curative effect of internationally standardized scheme of scalp acupuncture on stroke,and analyze the influence of scalp acupuncture on the hemorrheologic indexes,levels of blood lipids and plasma endothelin in stroke patients.DESIGN:A randomized controlled observation.SETTING:Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Wuhan Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.PARTICIPANTS:Totally 128 stroke inpatients were selected from the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,Wuhan Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine from May 2000 to June 2005,including 72 males and 56 females,with an average age of(64±37)years.All the subjects were accorded with the diagnostic standards of stroke in the criteria for the traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) diagnosis and efficacy evaluation(in trial)and the diagnostic key points for cerebrovascular diseases revised by Chinese Association of Neurology,and they were all confirmed by cranial CT scanning.Of the 128 patients,there 73 cases of cerebral infarction,48 of cerebral hemorrhage,and 7 of mixed type.For TCM diagnosis,there were 79 cases of stroke involving channels and 49 cases of stroke involving zangfu organs.The stroke patients with randomly divided into scalp acupuncture group(n=66)and body acupuncture group(n=62).Meanwhile, 15 healthy physical examinees were taken as the normal control group. All the subjects were informed and agreed with the treatment scheme.METHODS:①Scalp acupuncture group:Anterior oblique line of vertex-temporal[from Qianshencong to Xuanli (GB 6)]and posterior oblique line of vertex-temporal[from Baihui (DU 20)to Qubin(GB 7)]were selected as the acupoints to

  6. Efficacy of acupuncture versus local methylprednisolone acetate injection in De Quervain's tenosynovitis: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Hadianfard, Mohammadjavad; Ashraf, Alireza; Fakheri, Maryamsadat; Nasiri, Aref

    2014-06-01

    There is no consensus on the management of De Quervain's tenosynovitis, but local corticosteroid injection is considered the mainstay of treatment. However, some patients are reluctant to take steroid injections. This study was performed to compare the efficacy of acupuncture versus corticosteroid injection for the treatment of this disease. Thirty patients were consequently treated in two groups. The acupuncture group received five acupuncture sessions of 30 minutes duration on classic points of LI-5, LU-7, and LU-9 and on ahshi points. The injection group received one methylprednisolone acetate injection in the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. The degree of disability and pain was evaluated by using the Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (Q-DASH) scale and the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) at baseline and at 2 weeks and 6 weeks after the start of treatment. The baseline means of the Q-DASH and the VAS scores were 62.8 and 6.9, respectively. At the last follow-up, the mean Q-DASH scores were 9.8 versus 6.2 in the acupuncture and injection groups, respectively, and the mean VAS scores were 2 versus 1.2. We demonstrated short-term improvement of pain and function in both groups. Although the success rate was somewhat higher with corticosteroid injection, acupuncture can be considered as an alternative option for treatment of De Quervain's tenosynovitis.

  7. Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Mainly by Acupuncture

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    GUO Yan-ming

    2005-01-01

    It is considered that local points or points along meridians plus Ashi points are selected to treat diseases by acupuncture. For examples: Jianyu(LI 15), Jianneiling (Ex UE),Jianzhen(SI 9) are selected to treat shoulder joint diseases; Kunlun(BL 60), Zhaohai(KI 6),Qiuxu(GB 40), Bafeng (Ex LE 10) and Ashi points are selected to treat anklebone and phalange diseases, plus electroacupuncture and microwave radiation. We treated 118 cases of rheumatoid arthritis. The results showed cure in 12 cases, remarkable effect in 38 cases,improvement in 62 cases and failure in 6 cases. The total effective rate was 97.9%.%针刺病变局部与循经穴穴位为主,辅以阿是穴,如肩关节病变取肩髃,肩内陵和肩贞,踝及趾关节病变取昆仑,照海,丘墟,八风和阿是穴,并加用电针和微波照射.治疗了118例类风湿性关节炎患者,结果治愈12例,显效38例,好转62例,无效6例,总有效率97.9%.

  8. Acupuncture for post-operative pain after inguinal hernia repair: a placebo controlled, double-blinded clinical trial

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Acupuncture is one of the most effective methods of alleviating pain in different situations including chronic and acute pain management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in the reduction of post-operative pain after hernia repair.Methods: In this placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial, we enrolled 60 male patients aged 30 to 60 years old with an ASA physical status of I or II undergoing elective inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia in Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran, Iran. All patients experienced standard anesthetic and surgical procedures. After completion of the operation and while the patients were still under general anesthesia, they were randomly assigned to two groups: acupuncture (with stimulation of GV2, GV4 and SP6 points with sterile acupuncture needles, and control (with sham acupuncture stimulation. After termination of anesthesia, during the first six hours, the pain intensity was evaluated hourly. Pethidine (25 mg was administered for the patients when necessary. Pain intensity and pethidine use were recorded and compared between the two groups.Results: The mean age of two groups did not differ. Pain intensity was significantly lower in the acupuncture group between the second and fifth postoperative hours. Moreover, pethidine use was significantly lower in the acupuncture group versus the control group during the first six hours after surgery (12.07±7.5 mg vs. 12.91±6.5 mg, respectively; p=0.0001.Conclusion: The application of acupuncture in patients is associated with a marked decrease in pain after inguinal hernia repair and does not have any serious complications. Acupuncture is strongly recommended for all post-operative patients."n 

  9. [Supplementing the international acupuncture and moxibustion in bilingual teaching of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science].

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    Tian, Kaiyu; Ma, Qiaolin; Ren, Shan; Liu, Fang

    2016-04-01

    Bilingual teaching is a innovative method of higher education of China to gear the need of the world. Acupuncture and Moxibustion, a higher international TCM course, has been the model of bilingual teaching in many colleges and universities of TCM successively. To meet the aim and original intention of bilingual education in China, we have supplemented international acupuncture and moxibustion in teaching program for many years. The related contents about acupuncture and moxibustion of World Health Organization (WHO) and International Standardization Organization(ISO) have been added into the chapters of introduction, meridians and acupoints, the technology of acupuncture and moxibustion, the therapy of acupuncture and moxibustion. Teaching international acupuncture and moxibustion not only enlarges the international perspective of students, but also makes them more interested in learning Acupuncture and Moxibustion with a bigger sense of mission.

  10. Effects of the citicoline acupuncture point injection on neural dysfunction after brain trauma in rats%穴位注射胞二磷胆碱对创伤性脑损伤大鼠神经功能障碍的影响

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    郭知学; 李鸥; 汪春

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察足三里穴位注射胞二磷胆碱疗法对创伤性脑损伤大鼠神经功能的影响.方法:成年健康雄性SD大鼠40只,采用改进的Feeney法建立大鼠脑损伤模型,设假手术组大鼠8只(A组),造模成功大鼠32只随机分为穴位注药组(B组)、穴位注水组(C组)、腹腔给药组(D组)和对照组(E组)各8只.造模后每日B、C、D、E组分别给予足三里穴位注射胞二磷胆碱及生理盐水、腹腔注射胞二磷胆碱及生理盐水处理,连续14d.采用神经功能缺损评分、斜板试验及平衡试验观察造模后第1、2、4、6、8、10、12、14天各处理方法对大鼠的神经行为的影响.结果:致伤后第1天B、C、D、E组大鼠神经行为学评分及平衡能力评分均较致伤前及A组明显增加(P<0.05).伤后评分逐渐下降,B组大鼠得分除第1天外均低于C、D、E组(P<0.05),C、D、E组各时间点比较评分差异无统计学意义.致伤后B、C、D、E组爬坡角度均较致伤前及A组明显下降(P<0.05),B组大鼠在致伤第2天开始爬坡角度明显大于C、D、E组(P<0.05).结论:穴位注射胞二磷胆碱能明显促进脑创伤大鼠神经功能的恢复.%Objective-.To investigate the effects of injection of citicoline into Zusanli point on neural dysfunction of rats following traumatic brain injury. Methods:Forty healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into five groups: sham-operated group (A), acupuncture point drug injection group (B), acupuncture point saline injection group (C), intraperitoneal drug injection group (D) and control group (E). Opened brain trauma was induced by the improved Feeney method in the 32 rats of groups B,C,D and E. Eight sham-operated rats were subjected to the same surgical procedure,except brain injury. The rats in groups B and C were treated with acupuncture injection of citicoline or saline daily respectively. The rats in groups D and E were treated with intrapentonea injection

  11. 穴位注射胞二磷胆碱对创伤性脑损伤大鼠血清神经元烯醇化酶、S100-β蛋白的影响%Effects of the citicoline acupuncture point injection on serum neuron specific enolase and S-100βprotein in rats induced by traumatic brain injury

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    李鸥; 郭知学; 汪春

    2014-01-01

    Objective It is tO investigate the effects Of injectiOn Of citicOline intO Zusanli pOint On the cOntents Of serum neurOn specific enOlase( NSE)and S-100β prOtein in the rats with traumatic brain injury. Methods Thirty healthy adult male Sprague-Dawley( SD)rats were randOmly divided intO five grOups:sham-Operated grOup( grOup A),acupuncture pOint drug injectiOn grOup(grOup B),acupuncture pOint saline injectiOn grOup(grOup C),intraperitOneal drug injectiOn grOup(grOup D)and cOntrOl grOup( grOup E). Opened brain trauma was induced by the imprOved Feeney methOd in the 24 rats Of grOups B,C,D and E. Six sham-Operated rats were subjected tO the same surgical prOcedure,except brain injury. The rats in grOups B and C were treated with acupuncture injectiOn Of citieOline Or saline respectively. The rats in grOups D and E were treated with intraperitOnea injectiOn Of citicOline Or saline respectively. Serum NSE and S-100β prOtein were determined at 24 hOurs after mOdel established. Results The cOntents Of NSE and S-100β in B,C,D,E grOups were mOre than that Of grOup A( P <0. 05),while the cOntent Of NSE and S-100β in grOup B was lOwer than in C,D,E grOups(P<0. 05). Conclusion Acupunc-ture pOint drug injectiOn therapy might reduce the cOntents Of S-100β and NSE and prOvide ObviOus prOtectiOn effect fOr trau-matic brain injury.%目的:观察足三里穴位注射胞二磷胆碱疗法对创伤性脑损伤大鼠血清神经元烯醇化酶( NSE)、S100-β蛋白含量的影响。方法成年健康雄性 SD 大鼠30只,采用改进的 Feeney法建立大鼠脑损伤模型,设假手术组大鼠6只( A 组),造模成功大鼠24只随机分为穴位注药组(B组)、穴位注水组(C 组)、腹腔给药组(D 组)和腹腔注水组(E 组)各6只。造模后1 h,B、C、D、E组分别单次给予足三里穴位注射胞二磷胆碱或生理盐水,腹腔注射胞二磷胆碱或生理盐水处理。造模后24 h检测各组大鼠血清NSE和S100-

  12. Effects of acupuncture treatment on depression insomnia: a study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial

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    Chen Yuan-Fang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background More than 70% of patients with depression who see their doctors experience insomnia. Insomnia treatment is a very important link for depression treatment. Furthermore, antidepression treatment is also important for depression insomnia. In acupuncture, LU-7 (Lie Que and KID-6 (Zhao Hai, which are two of the eight confluence points in meridian theory, are used as main points. An embedded needle technique is used, alternately, at two groups of points to consolidate the treatment effect. These two groups of points are BL-15 (Xin Shu with BL-23 (Shen Shu and BL-19 (Dan Shu with N-HN-54 (An Mian. The effectiveness of these optimized acupuncture formulas is well proven in the practice by our senior acupuncturists in Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM. This study has been designed to examine whether this set of optimized clinical formulas is able to increase the clinical efficacy of depression insomnia treatment. Methods/design In this randomized controlled multicenter trial, all the eligible participants are diagnosed with depression insomnia. All participants are randomly assigned to one of two groups in a ratio of 1:1 and receive either conventional acupuncture treatment or optimized acupuncture treatment. Patients are evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index(PSQIand the Hamilton rating scale(HAMD for depression. The use of antidepression and hypnotics drugs is also considered. Results are obtained at the start of treatment, 1 and 2 months after treatment has begun, and at the end of treatment. The entire duration of the study will be approximately 36 months. Discussion A high quality of trial methodologies is utilized in the study, and the results may provide better evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for depression insomnia. The optimized acupuncture formula has potential benefits in increasing the efficacy of treating depression insomnia. Trial registration The trial was registered in

  13. Experience and Thinking on Study of Pneumonectomy by Acupuncture Anesthesia

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    吴焕淦; 施征; 朱余明; 周恩华; 周红; 童稳圃; 顾陈怿; 陆黎

    2008-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture anesthesia is a great breakthrough in the development history of acupuncture science in China. It has promoted the development of acupuncture science, promoted the study on acupuncture from multiple subjects of modem natural sciences and has become an important component part in the studies of modem life science[1].

  14. Clinical Observations on Acupuncture Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

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    YANG Shun-yi

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To observe the curative effect of acupuncture on ulcerative colitis. Methods and Results Sixty-two patients with ulcerative colitis were treated mainly by needle-warming moxibustion at Lower He-Sea points and Front-mu points, with the cooperation of syndomic differentiation-based selection of acupoints and oral administration of patent Chinese medicine. After treatment the total effective rate was 91.94% and T cell subgroups returned nearly to normal. Conclusion This treatment method can help the internal environment of human immune system to tend to balance.

  15. RECENT PROGRESSES OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

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    赵耀东; 郑俊江; 郑魁山

    2003-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review recent progresses of acupuncture treatment of cerebral hem-orrhage and theoretical research. Regarding the clinical application of acupuncture therapy, in the acute stage of thedisease, many doctors adopt body acupuncture and scalp-acupuncture, fewer doctors applied eye acupuncture; whilein the chronic stage of the disease, many medical workers employ body acupuncture, sc alp-acupuncture, combinedtherapies of acupuncture, functional exercise, massage, acupoint injection, etc.. Concerning studies on the mecha-nisms of acupuncture in the treatment of cerebral hemorrhage, abundant experience evidence show that acupuncturecan raise the activity of the plasma fibrinolytic system to promote the absorption of blood clots of the foci; improve mi-crocirculation; reduce cerebral tissue edema; regulate some chemical substances' levels to lessen harmful effects ofoxygen free radicals; and enhance the patient' s immune function. However, some problems still exist in clinical re-searches at present and affect the reasonable evaluation on the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture.

  16. Acupuncture induces divergent alterations of functional connectivity within conventional frequency bands: evidence from MEG recordings.

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    Full Text Available As an ancient Chinese healing modality which has gained increasing popularity in modern society, acupuncture involves stimulation with fine needles inserted into acupoints. Both traditional literature and clinical data indicated that modulation effects largely depend on specific designated acupoints. However, scientific representations of acupoint specificity remain controversial. In the present study, considering the new findings on the sustained effects of acupuncture and its time-varied temporal characteristics, we employed an electrophysiological imaging modality namely magnetoencephalography with a temporal resolution on the order of milliseconds. Taken into account the differential band-limited signal modulations induced by acupuncture, we sought to explore whether or not stimulation at Stomach Meridian 36 (ST36 and a nearby non-meridian point (NAP would evoke divergent functional connectivity alterations within delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma bands. Whole-head scanning was performed on 28 healthy participants during an eyes-closed no-task condition both preceding and following acupuncture. Data analysis involved calculation of band-limited power (BLP followed by pair-wise BLP correlations. Further averaging was conducted to obtain local and remote connectivity. Statistical analyses revealed the increased connection degree of the left temporal cortex within delta (0.5-4 Hz, beta (13-30 Hz and gamma (30-48 Hz bands following verum acupuncture. Moreover, we not only validated the closer linkage of the left temporal cortex with the prefrontal and frontal cortices, but further pinpointed that such patterns were more extensively distributed in the ST36 group in the delta and beta bands compared to the restriction only to the delta band for NAP. Psychophysical results for significant pain threshold elevation further confirmed the analgesic effect of acupuncture at ST36. In conclusion, our findings may provide a new perspective to lend

  17. Pain Reduction After Laser Acupuncture Treatment in Geriatric Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Dwi R Helianthi

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Aim: to compare the effectiveness of active laser acupuncture with placebo on reducing pain intensity and improving functional outcome in geriatric patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA. Methods: a double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in geriatrics with knee OA at Medical Acupuncture Outpatient Clinic, Integrated Geriatric Outpatient Clinic, Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, during May to October 2015. Sixty two patients with knee OA  were randomly assigned into two groups: active laser acupuncture group or placebo laser acupuncture group. Interventions were carried out using a gallium aluminum arsenide laser device at the ST35 Dubi, ST36 Zusanli, SP9 Yinlingquan, GB34 Yanglingquan and EX - LE - 4 Neixiyan acupuncture points on the affected knee for ten sessions of treatment, i.e. twice a week. Patients were assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS and Lequesne index at baseline, after four sessions, after nine sessions and at 2 weeks after the treatment had been stopped. Results: the VAS scores were significantly improved in the active laser acupuncture group compared to the placebo group. The evaluation of VAS scores was carried out after four treatment sessions (mean difference: 0.39; p<0.001, after nine treatment sessions (mean difference: 37.48; p<0.001 and at 2 weeks post intervention (mean difference: 39.15; p<0.001. The evaluation also showed significant improvement of Lequesne index after four treatment sessions (mean difference: 4.68; p<0.001, after nine treatment sessions (mean difference: 5.90; p<0.001 and at 2 weeks post intervention (mean difference: 6.48; p<0.001. Conclusion: active laser acupuncture is effective in reducing pain.

  18. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: protocol for a multicenter, randomized, sham-controlled trial

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    Shin Im

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Use of acupuncture has widely increased in patients with chronic low back pain. However, the evidence supporting its efficacy remains unclear. In this article, we report the design and the protocol of a multi-center randomized sham-controlled trial to treat chronic low back pain. Our goal is to verify the effect of acupuncture on chronic low back pain. Methods/Design This study is a multi-center randomized sham-controlled trial with 2 parallel arms. Participants included in the study met the following criteria: 1 low back pain lasting for at least the last 3 months, 2 a documented ≥ 5 points on a 10 cm visual analog scale for bothersomeness of low back pain at the time of screening and 3 between 18 and 65 years of age. Participants were blinded to the real and sham acupuncture treatments. The real acupuncture treatment group received real acupuncture 2 times a week, during a total of 12 sessions over 6 weeks. The control group received sham acupuncture during the same period. In order to assess the primary and secondary outcome measures, the participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire at the baseline and 6, 8, 12 and 24 weeks after starting the treatments. The primary outcome was measured using the visual analog scale for bothersomeness of low back pain at 8 weeks after the initiation of treatments. Discussion The result of this trial (which will be available in 2010 will demonstrate the efficacy of using acupuncture to treat chronic low back pain. Trial registration This study is registered with the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials registry: NCT00815529

  19. Effects of electro-acupuncture on brain tissue norepinephrine contents in a morphine withdrawal anxiety mouse model

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    Qizhi Zhou; Yuxing Liu; Xuguang Liu; Jiaolu Wei; Yong Tang; Junmei Wu; Yi Pu

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Following morphine withdrawal, anxiety is associated with abnormal norepinephrine content change. However, increasing blood lactic acid content can induce anxiety or panic in patients with anxiety disorder or endogenous opioid peptide functional disorder. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to observe the effects of electro-acupuncture, at the "Sanyinjiao" point (SP 6), on brain tissue norepinephrine and blood lactic acid content in anxiety-model mice after morphine withdrawal.DESIGN: A randomized controlled animal experiment. SETTING: This study was performed in the Laboratory of Acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture & Tuina College, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, from June to September 2001.MATERIALS: A total of 50 healthy Kunming male mice were provided by the Laboratory Animal Center of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The protocol was performed in accordance with ethical guidelines stated in the Guide for the use and care of laboratory animals, approved by the Committee on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council, China (1985). Experimental reagents and equipment used were as follows: morphine hydrochloride (Lot No. 930503, Shenyang No.1 Pharmaceutical Factory, China), norepinephrine (Sigma Chemical Company, USA), fluorospectrophotometer (RF-510, Shimadzu Corporation, Japan), Han electro-acupuncture apparatus (WQ 1002, No. zun (91)-227270-588, Beijing Anlong Photoelectricity-Technique Company, China), and T-maze (self-made). METHODS: A total of 50 mice were randomly divided into 5 groups, with 10 mice in each group: blank control, T-maze, model, model + electro-acupuncture, and electro-acupuncture groups. Establishment of anxiety model after morphine withdrawal: the mouse hot plate assay was used to detect the activity of morphine. The median effective dose of morphine, 2.95 mg/kg, was defined as the base. Mice were

  20. Acupuncture in the management of acute dental pain.

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    Grillo, Cássia Maria; Wada, Ronaldo Seichi; da Luz Rosário de Sousa, Maria

    2014-04-01

    Acute dental pain is the main reason for seeking dental services to provide urgent dental care; there is consensus about the use of alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, to control dental pain in pre-dental care. This study aimed to evaluate the use of acupuncture in reducing the intensity of acute dental pain in pre-dental care in patients waiting for emergency dental care, and was conducted at the After-Hours Emergency Dental Clinic of Piracicaba Dental School, and at the Emergency Center Dental Specialties I in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The sample consisted of 120 patients. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was used to measure pain intensity. All patients underwent one session of acupuncture; the points LI4, ST44 and CV23 were selected and were used alone or in combinations. Reduction in pain was observed in 120 patients (mean initial VAS=6.558±1.886, panalgesia could be a technical adjunct to pain control in patients with acute dental pain, contributing to the restoration of health with social benefit.

  1. Acupuncture phenomenon of the Qi energy complete awakening

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    Viktor N. Skakov

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Aims The aim is to study the phenomenon of the Qi energy complete awakening using the acupuncture method and the reactions appearing during this process that lead to recovery of the body and of the cardiovascular system first of all. Materials and methods The study is based on the classical acupuncture method using the unique technique of effecting the points by I-Ching. Results The result is the body recovering the pathologic diseases the patient has been suffering for decades. Conclusion The new method for acupuncture is the Qi energy complete awakening based on structuring the Qi energy in the acupoints according to the figures of gua (trigrams and hexagrams in the Chinese Canon of Changes and can be used for the treatment of almost any kind of the disease including cardiovascular. The given method allows not only balancing the Yin and Yang energy in the human body but also launching the generalized recovery program concentrated in the deepest layers of the human genetic memory. The given method allows treating many diseases considered to be incurable by the official medicine.

  2. Study of Therapeutic Mechanism of Acupuncture in Treating Bronchial Asthma

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    LI; Ji

    2001-01-01

    It has been considered by modern medicine that bronchial asthma is a chronic airway allergic inflammation (AAI) which is the major factor that induces reversible airway ventilating disturbance and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) in asthmatic patients, as well as a correlation between the delayed-phase onset of asthma and AAI is more significant than immediate-phase onset of asthma in its pathogenesis. Anti-inflammatory therapy as a fundamental principle of treatment for bronchial asthma has been brought forward during the interval phase so that a large number of anti-AAI drugs to significantly enhance the curative effect such as inhalant corticoid, disodium cromoglycate, and leukotriene receptors antagonist, etc., has been rapidly developed. Additionally, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integration of TCM and western medicine (WM) therapies, including acupuncture, are gradually taken into account by the medical circle as a characteristic in our country for treatment of bronchial asthma. It is worthy of being pointed out that the curative effect of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating asthma is evident, and that its therapeutic mechanism has to a certain extent, been found along with the recent deep-going acupunctural research.……

  3. Study of Therapeutic Mechanism of Acupuncture in Treating Bronchial Asthma

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    @@  It has been considered by modern medicine that bronchial asthma is a chronic airway allergic inflammation (AAI) which is the major factor that induces reversible airway ventilating disturbance and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) in asthmatic patients, as well as a correlation between the delayed-phase onset of asthma and AAI is more significant than immediate-phase onset of asthma in its pathogenesis. Anti-inflammatory therapy as a fundamental principle of treatment for bronchial asthma has been brought forward during the interval phase so that a large number of anti-AAI drugs to significantly enhance the curative effect such as inhalant corticoid, disodium cromoglycate, and leukotriene receptors antagonist, etc., has been rapidly developed. Additionally, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integration of TCM and western medicine (WM) therapies, including acupuncture, are gradually taken into account by the medical circle as a characteristic in our country for treatment of bronchial asthma. It is worthy of being pointed out that the curative effect of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating asthma is evident, and that its therapeutic mechanism has to a certain extent, been found along with the recent deep-going acupunctural research.

  4. General Survey on Treatment of Obesity with Acupuncture

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    HUANG Qin-feng; WANG Zheng-ming; QI Li-zhen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2004-01-01

    This paper statistically analyzes sixty-two articles concerning the treatment of obesity with acupuncture, and finds that the common therapy embraces needling, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture, auricular application, auricular needle-embedding, acupoint application, acupoint embedding and combined methods of acupuncture. The frequent auricular acupoints are Stomach (MA-IC), Endocrine (MA-IC 3), Er Shenmen (MA-TF 1), Lung (MA-IC 1), Spleen (MA-IC), Hunger Point (MA-T) and Sanjiao (MA-IC 4). The clinical total effective rate was 75.8%.%分析了符合统计要求的62篇关于肥胖的论文,发现常用治疗方法有针刺、针灸、电针、耳穴贴压、耳针、(耳穴)埋针、穴位敷贴、穴位埋藏及针灸配合其他疗法等;常用耳穴为胃、内分泌、神门、肺、脾、饥点和三焦;临床总有效率为75.8%.

  5. Acupuncture as a Complementary Method of Traditional Psoriasis Treatment: Myth or Reality?

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    Mahović, Darija; Mrsić, Fanika

    2016-08-01

    clinical evaluation and considering the medical history and clinical findings, the diagnosis of chronic migraine was established and prophylactic therapy with dual antidepressant was introduced. On follow-up examinations, a reduction in the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches was observed. After one year there was a progression of symptoms, and treatments with acupuncture were started. Stainless steel filiform needles of 25 mm in length were inserted perpendicularly into points on the head, arm, and legs and retained for 30 minutes. The treatment was administered once a day for 10 days with an interval of 2-3 days between treatments. The patient showed significant improvement for a period of 6 months after the acupuncture treatment, which is why the treatment with acupuncture was repeated. The patient stated that very soon after the beginning of each acupuncture treatment, she had noticed a significant improvement regarding psoriatic lesions as a "side effect". On the first day of acupuncture, extensive erythematosquamous plaques were noticed on the skin of the dorsum of the feet (Figure 1), palms, and elbows. It is important to emphasize that the patient did not use any specific topical antipsoriatic therapies during the acupuncture treatment, but only bland emollients. During the third week of treatment, a significant improvement was observed, or according to the patient, "she has not had such a good skin for a long time" (Figure 2). The improvement of the clinical status can be explained by overlapping acupuncture points used in the treatment of pain syndromes and psoriasis or to the holistic effect of acupuncture. In recent years, several high-quality evidence-based Western medicine guidelines have been developed for the treatment of psoriasis (6,7). In addition to that modern approach, several studies confirmed the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of psoriasis. The recent review by Coyle et al. (4) indicates promising evidence of the efficacy of

  6. Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain in Emergency Department: A Pilot Cohort Study.

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    Liu, Yen-Ting; Chiu, Chih-Wen; Chang, Chin-Fu; Lee, Tsung-Chieh; Chen, Chia-Yun; Chang, Shun-Chang; Lee, Chia-Ying; Lo, Lun-Chien

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED). There are several research articles providing evidence for acupuncture for treating chronic LBP but few about treating acute LBP. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of acute LBP in the ED. Materials and methods. A clinical pilot cohort study was conducted. 60 participants, recruited in the ED, were divided into experimental and control groups with 1 dropout during the study. Life-threatening conditions or severe neurological defects were excluded. The experimental group (n = 45) received a series of fixed points of acupuncture. The control group (n = 14) received sham acupuncture by pasting seed-patches near acupoints. Back pain was measured using the visual analog scale (VAS) at three time points: baseline and immediately after and 3 days after intervention as the primary outcome. The secondary outcomes were heart rate variability (HRV) and adverse events. Results. The VAS demonstrated a significant decrease (P value acupuncture. The variation in HRV showed no significant difference in either group. No adverse event was reported. Conclusion. Acupuncture might provide immediate effect in reducing the pain of acute LBP safely.

  7. Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture for Acute Low Back Pain in Emergency Department: A Pilot Cohort Study

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Low back pain (LBP is one of the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED. There are several research articles providing evidence for acupuncture for treating chronic LBP but few about treating acute LBP. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of acute LBP in the ED. Materials and methods. A clinical pilot cohort study was conducted. 60 participants, recruited in the ED, were divided into experimental and control groups with 1 dropout during the study. Life-threatening conditions or severe neurological defects were excluded. The experimental group (n=45 received a series of fixed points of acupuncture. The control group (n=14 received sham acupuncture by pasting seed-patches near acupoints. Back pain was measured using the visual analog scale (VAS at three time points: baseline and immediately after and 3 days after intervention as the primary outcome. The secondary outcomes were heart rate variability (HRV and adverse events. Results. The VAS demonstrated a significant decrease (P value <0.001 for the experimental group after 15 minutes of acupuncture. The variation in HRV showed no significant difference in either group. No adverse event was reported. Conclusion. Acupuncture might provide immediate effect in reducing the pain of acute LBP safely.

  8. Treatment of Secondary Amenorrhea with Abdomen Acupuncture

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    2004-01-01

    @@ Abdomen acupuncture is a newly-emerged branch of body acupuncture, that has been used in clinic and gradually accepted by the patients. In recent years, the author has treated 33 cases of secondary amenorrhea with this art. The therapeutic results were satisfactory and reported as follows.

  9. Clinical Records for Acupuncture Treatment of Migraine

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    陶莎

    2005-01-01

    @@ Migraine, characterized by periodic attacks that hampers the quality of the daily life, is an obstinate symptom complex commonly seen in the clinic. In contrast with the poor effects obtained in Western medicine, acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for migraine. The following are the clinical records for acupuncture treatment of migraine in the recent 5 years.

  10. Nuclear Factor kB and Inhibitor of kB: Acupuncture Protection Against Acute Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Rodents.

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    Huang, Wei; Zhou, Zhongyu; Wan, Bijiang; Chen, Guang; Li, Jia

    2017-02-27

    Context • Acute, focal, cerebral ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for treatment of acute brain ischemia. Nevertheless, the precise mechanism underlying the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture has not been elucidated. Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and nuclear factor of κ light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cell inhibitor alpha (IκB-α) are involved in cerebral inflammation. However, the involvement of NF-κB and IκB-α in the protective effects of acupuncture on ischemic tolerance remains unknown. Objective • The study evaluated the hypothesis that acupuncture can exert a neuroprotective action in a rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Design • The rats were randomly divided into a normal group (N), a sham model group (SM), an MCAO model group (M), a sham acupuncture group (SA), and an acupuncture group (A). Setting • All of processes of this study were conducted at Hubei University of Chinese Medicine (Hubei Shang, China). Animals • The animals were 100 Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 3 mo. Intervention • Craniotomy and electrocoagulation of the middle cerebral artery were conducted to generate acute, focal, cerebral ischemic models in 3 groups, excluding the N and SM groups. The SM group received a surgical fenestration similar to the M group, but the procedure did not include the coagulation of the exposed artery. In the A group, acupuncture was administered at the acupoints Baihui (GV-20) and Renzhong (GV-26). In the SA group, sham acupuncture was performed at a depth of 5 mm at a position close to the left side of the GV-20 and GV-26 points. The N, M, and SM groups received neither the acupuncture nor the sham acupuncture treatment. Outcome Measures • The study (1) evaluated neurological function using the modified neurological severity score; (2) examined the ultrastructure; (3) assessed the infarct volume; (4) determined levels of serum

  11. Treatment of Vascular Dementia by Acupuncture: A Review

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    HUANG Qin-feng

    2003-01-01

    Related to treatment of senile dementia, 53 articles conformed the statistical demand were analyzed, finding commonly used methods are acupuncture, moxibustion, acupoint-injection, electro-acupuncture, ocular-acupuncture, scalp-acupuncture, digitalacupuncture and acupuncture plus other therapies, key treatment principle is opening orifice and invigorating brain, frequent selected acupoints are Baihui (GV 20),Zusanli(ST 36), Fengchi (GB 20), Fenglong (ST 40), Neiguan (PC 6), Shuigou (GV 26), etc; and the total effective rate is 89.62%.

  12. Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    SEP 2014 2. REPORT TYPE Final 3. DATES COVERED 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Ear acupuncture for acute sore throat. A randomized controlled trial...Auncular Acupuncture is a low risk option for acute pain control •Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) IS a specific auncular acupuncture technique •BFA IS...Strengths: Prospect1ve RCT •Weaknesses Small sample stze. no sham acupuncture performed, patients not blinded to treatment •Th1s study represents an

  13. Clinical Practice Guideline of Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy

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    Xi Wu

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Backgroud: Acupuncture is common used for Bell's palsy in clinic, however, recent systematic reviews all shows that there is no sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for Bell's palsy because ofthe poor quality and heterogeneity. It's urgently necessary to develop a guideline of acupuncture for Bell's palsy based on principles of evidence-based medicine to optimize acupuncture treating, standardize outcomes evaluating and to improve the quality of acupuncture for patients with Bell's palsy under general circumstances.

  14. The Comparison of Effective between Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture on the Treatment of Acute Lumbar Herniation of Intervertebral Disc

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    Chang So-Young

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    Full Text Available Objective : Herniation of Intervertebral Disc(HIVD is the most common disease causing low back pain. Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture has been used for treatment of HIVD. This study is to investigate the effective of Bee Venom Acupuncture for HIVD. Methods : We researched 18 patients who were diagnosed by CT and MRI as having HIVD, and treated them Acupuncture only or Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture. We compared the VAS and ROM angle of two groups. Results & Conclusions : 1. In admission date, no significant improvement between Acupuncture group and Bee Venom Acupuncture group 2. In variation of flexion and extension, Bee Venom Acupuncture group shows statistically significant improvement 3. In VAS, Bee Venom Acupuncture group shows statistically significant improvement for 1 week and discharge day

  15. Effects of Balance-acupuncture Stimulation of“Back Pain” and “Hip Pain”Points on Plasma β-endorphin and ACTH Contents in Rats with Lumbar Disc Herniation%平衡针对腰椎神经根压迫模型大鼠血浆β-内啡肽、促肾上腺皮质激素的影响

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    马文珠; 张艺萌; 袁红; 王文远

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of balance acupuncture on the thermal pain threshold and plasma β-endor-phin (p-EP) and adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) levels in lumbar disc herniation rats so as to research its mechanisms underlying improvement of lumbar disc protrusion. Methods A total of 120 male rats were randomly divided into blank control (control) group, model group. Sham-operation(sham)group, and acupuncture group (n = 30) which were further divided into 7-days (d) and 14-d subgroups. Rats in the acupuncture group were treated with balance acupuncture of "Back Pain" point (the midpoint between two eyes) and "Hip Pain"point (the midpoint between the acromial process and the axillary furrow). Thermal pain threshold was detected by using radiant heat detector. Plasma p-EP and ACTH levels were determined by radioimmunoassay. Results Compared with the control group and pre-operation and sham group, the thermal pain reaction was increased significantly in the model group (P0. 05). Conclusion Balance acupuncture treatment can lower plasma ACTH level in lumbar disc herniation rats, which may contribute to its effect in easing lumbar disc herniation pain in clinic practice.%目的:初步探求平衡针治疗腰椎间盘突出神经根压迫症状的作用机制.方法:将SD雄性大鼠随机分为空白组、假手术组、模型组、治疗组,每组30只,各组中又分为7d取材组和14d取材组各15只.用肠线环扎L4神经根造模.治疗组针刺“腰痛穴”“臀痛穴”,每日2次.用热痛测试仪检测各组大鼠造模前及造模后第4、7、10、14天的缩爪潜伏期,采用放射免疫分析法测定血浆β-内啡肽(EP)及促肾上腺皮质激素(ACTH)的变化.结果:模型组大鼠痛敏现象明显增强(P<0.05),血浆β-EP、ACTH的含量呈增高趋势;经过平衡针治疗,治疗组痛敏现象至治疗第10天起较模型组明显降低(P<0.05),血浆中β-EP的含量第7天时就较模型组显著降低(P<0.05),

  16. Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture

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    Freek J. Zijlstra

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture has a beneficial effect when treating many diseases and painful conditions, and therefore is thought to be useful as a complementary therapy or to replace generally accepted pharmacological intervention. The attributive effect of acupuncture has been investigated in inflammatory diseases, including asthma, rhinitis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, epicondylitis, complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and vasculitis. Large randomised trials demonstrating the immediate and sustained effect of acupuncture are missing. Mechanisms underlying the ascribed immunosuppressive actions of acupuncture are reviewed in this communication. The acupuncture-controlled release of neuropeptides from nerve endings and subsequent vasodilative and anti-inflammatory effects through calcitonine gene-related peptide is hypothesised. The complex interactions with substance P, the analgesic contribution of β-endorphin and the balance between cell-specific pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor-α and interleukin-10 are discussed.

  17. [Medical indications for acupuncture: Systematic review].

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    Muñoz-Ortego, Juan; Solans-Domènech, Maite; Carrion, Carme

    2016-09-16

    Acupuncture is a medical procedure with a very wide range of indications according to the WHO. However the indications require robust scientific evidence to support them. We have conducted a systematic review (2010-2015) in order to define in which pathologies acupuncture can be an effective strategy, STRICTA criteria that aim to set up acupuncture clinical trials standard criteria were defined in 2010. Only systematic reviews and meta-analyses of good or very good methodological quality according to SIGN criteria were selected. Its main objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of any disease. Most of the final 31 selected reviews focus on chronic pain-related diseases, mainly in the disciplines of Neurology, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. Current evidence supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of headaches, migraines, back pain, cervical pain and osteoarthritis. The remaining pathologies still require further good quality studies.

  18. Acupuncture improves cognitive function A systematic review

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    Mason Chin Pang Leung; Ka Keung Yip; Chung Tsung Lam; Ka Shun Lam; Wai Lau; Wing Lam Yu; Amethyst King Man Leung; Kwok-fai So

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for cognitive impairment.OBJECTIVE: This review assesses clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for cognitive impairment. This review also discusses the proposed mechanism(s) that could link acupuncture to improved cognitive function.RESULTS: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria: 3 human studies and 9 animal studies. Levels of evidence ranged from level 1b to level 5.CONCLUSION: Most animal studies demonstrated a positive effect of acupuncture on cognitive impairment. However, the results of human studies were inconsistent. Further high-quality human studies with greater statistical power are needed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and an optimal protocol.

  19. Role of acupuncture in stress management

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    Mehmet Tuğrul Cabıoğlu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Stress factors impair physiological and psychological balance state of the individuals. This situation can cause various diseases. Today, diseases caused by stress are treated with methods like educational program for coping with stress, psychotherapy, drug therapy. Recently, acupuncture treatment is added to these methods. Acupuncture treatment effects to modulate various neurophysiologic mechanisms in during resistance period of stress. This mechanism provides support for the person's psychological state. Acupuncture treatment increases the secretion of hormones such as endomorphine, beta endorphine, enkephalin, serotonin and cortisol from central nervous system. Stress factors increase endomorphin, beta endorphin, enkephalin, serotonin and oxytocin levels in the central nervous system and plasma in the resistance period to stress. Acupuncture applications increase the synthesis and release of endomorphin, beta endorphin, enkephalin, serotonin and oxytocin from the central nervous system which strengthens the individual's resistance period to cope with stress. Therefore, method of acupuncture is also used in the treatment of diseases caused by stress.

  20. DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL STUDIES ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF SHOULDER PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH WIND STROKE

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    粟胜勇; 周恩华; 李扬帆; 邓柏颖

    2004-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review some new results of acupuncture treatment of shoulder pain in stroke patients from ① application of filiform needle with different needling manipulations, ② selection and combination of acupoints, and ③ some special needling methods including point-injection. Generally, if acupuncture therapy is used in combination with other rehabilitation methods, the therapeutic effect of shoulder-pain-relief will be much better. Regarding the acupoint selection, both local acupoints and those of the yang meridians are primarily used in clinical practice. Further studies on treating shoulder pain of hemiplegia based upon the basic theory of TCM are necessary.

  1. Acupuncture for patients with chronic neck pain.

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    Witt, Claudia M; Jena, Susanne; Brinkhaus, Benno; Liecker, Bodo; Wegscheider, Karl; Willich, Stefan N

    2006-11-01

    Acupuncture is widely used by patients with neck pain, but there is a lack of information about its effectiveness in routine medical care. The aim was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care in patients with chronic neck pain compared to treatment with routine care alone. We performed a randomized controlled multicentre trial plus non-randomized cohort in general practices in Germany. 14,161 patients with chronic neck pain (duration >6 months). Patients were randomly allocated to an acupuncture group or a control group receiving no acupuncture. Patients in the acupuncture group received up to 15 acupuncture sessions over three months. Patients who did not consent to randomization received acupuncture treatment. All subjects were allowed to receive usual medical care in addition to study treatment. Neck pain and disability (NPAD Scale by Wheeler) after three months. Of 14,161 patients (mean age 50.9+/-13.1 years, 68% female) 1880 were randomized to acupuncture and 1886 to control, and 10,395 included into the non-randomized acupuncture group. At three months, neck pain and disability improved by 16.2 (SE: 0.4) to 38.3 (SE: 0.4); and by 3.9 (SE: 0.4) to 50.5 (SE: 0.4), difference 12.3 (pacupuncture and control group, respectively. Treatment success was essentially maintained through six months. Non-randomized patients had more severe symptoms at baseline and showed higher neck pain and disability improvement compared to randomized patients. Treatment with acupuncture added to routine care in patients with chronic neck pain was associated with improvements in neck pain and disability compared to treatment with routine care alone.

  2. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON SCALP ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF WINDSTROKE-CAUSED DYSPHAGIA-DYSPHONIA SYNDRONE

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    HAN Jianhua; DONG Yingli; ZHANG Ru

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeuticeffect of scalp acupuncture on cerebral blood flow in pseudobulbar paralysis patients for analyzing mechanisms of scalp-acupunoture in the treatment of wind stroke. Methods: A total of 38 inpatients (26 males and 12 females) were treated with electroacupuncture (EA) of scalp-point Dingzhongxian (MS 5), Dingnie Houxiexian (MS 7), Dingpangxian Ⅱ (MS 9) and Dingnie Qianxiexian (MS 6). Before and after acupuncture treatment, clinical symptoms of dysphagia and dysphonia were compared, and the mean blood flow speed (MBFS) values of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior cerebral artery (PCA) detected by using Doppler blood flow meter. Results: Following two courses (4 weeks) of scalp-acupuncture treatment, of the 38 cases, 23 had their dysphagia and dysphonia cured (60.5%), 10 (25.3%) had remarkable improvement, 3(7.9% ) experienced improvement and 2 (5.3%) had no apparent changes. Simultaneously, MBFS of ACA, MCA and PCA increased significantly in comparison with that of pre-treatment (P < 0.01 ). Additionally, results also showed that scalp acupuncture could stabilize the blood circulation between both hemispheres of the brain. Conclusion: Scalp acupuncture has a fairly good therapeutic effect in improving stroke caused dysphagia and dysphonia and in facilitating cerebral blood flow.

  3. Hypothalamic Norepinephrine Mediates Acupunctural Effects on Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis During Ethanol Withdrawal.

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    Zhao, Zheng Lin; Kim, Sang Chan; Zhang, Jie; Liu, Hong Feng; Lee, Bong Hyo; Jang, Eun Young; Lee, Chul Won; Cho, Il Je; An, Won G; Yang, Chae Ha; Kim, Young Woo; Zhao, Rong Jie; Wu, Yi Yan

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    A previous study demonstrated that acupuncture at ST36 (Zu-San-Li) attenuates ethanol withdrawal (EW)-induced hyperactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in rats. The current study investigated the involvement of hypothalamic norepinephrine (NE) in that process. Rats were intraperitoneally treated with 3 g/kg/d of ethanol or saline for 28 days. After 24 hours of EW, acupuncture was applied to rats at bilateral ST36 points or at nonacupoints (tail) for 1 minute. A high-performance liquid chromatography analysis showed that EW significantly increased both the NE and the 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-phenylglycol (MHPG) levels in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Western blot analysis also revealed that EW markedly elevated the phosphorylation rates of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), but spared TH protein expression in the PVN. However, acupuncture at ST36, but not at nonacupoints, greatly inhibited the increase in the hypothalamic NE, MHPG, and phosphorylation rates of TH. Additionally, postacupuncture infusion of NE into the PVN significantly attenuated the inhibitory effects of acupuncture at ST36 on the oversecretion of plasma corticosterone during EW. These results suggest that acupuncture at ST36 inhibits EW-induced hyperactivation of the hypothalamic NEergic system to produce therapeutic effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

  4. Input-output mapping reconstruction of spike trains at dorsal horn evoked by manual acupuncture

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    Wei, Xile; Shi, Dingtian; Yu, Haitao; Deng, Bin; Lu, Meili; Han, Chunxiao; Wang, Jiang

    2016-12-01

    In this study, a generalized linear model (GLM) is used to reconstruct mapping from acupuncture stimulation to spike trains driven by action potential data. The electrical signals are recorded in spinal dorsal horn after manual acupuncture (MA) manipulations with different frequencies being taken at the “Zusanli” point of experiment rats. Maximum-likelihood method is adopted to estimate the parameters of GLM and the quantified value of assumed model input. Through validating the accuracy of firings generated from the established GLM, it is found that the input-output mapping of spike trains evoked by acupuncture can be successfully reconstructed for different frequencies. Furthermore, via comparing the performance of several GLMs based on distinct inputs, it suggests that input with the form of half-sine with noise can well describe the generator potential induced by acupuncture mechanical action. Particularly, the comparison of reproducing the experiment spikes for five selected inputs is in accordance with the phenomenon found in Hudgkin-Huxley (H-H) model simulation, which indicates the mapping from half-sine with noise input to experiment spikes meets the real encoding scheme to some extent. These studies provide us a new insight into coding processes and information transfer of acupuncture.

  5. Clinical Observation The Thoughts and Methods for Clinical Research on Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    2007-01-01

    The general situation of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and the criteria for its diagnosis are discussed, and it is put forward that making qi and blood of the zang-fu organs balanced is the key to acupuncture treatment of the disease. Such aspects as case selection, point selection and therapeutic assessment are also discussed in the present paper.

  6. Joint Reinforcing-Reducing Effect of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Cupping Therapies

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    ZHONG Lan

    2009-01-01

    @@ Based on experience in selecting points and performing manipulation according to syndromes for more than 30 years of clinical practice, the author has summarized a simple, effective and practicable method to achieve the joint reinforcing-reducing effect of acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping therapies.

  7. Treatment of Functional Retrograde Ejaculation with Acupuncture and TCM Herbal Drugs

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    肖远辉

    2002-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture at the Taichong (LR 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Ciliao (BL 32) points combined with TCM drugs for soothing the liver, replenishing the kidney, freeing the seminal passage, and eliminating the stasis showed effective for functional retrograde ejaculation in 25 cases. The total effective rate of 68.0% was significantly better than imipramine used in the control group (P<0.05).

  8. Acupuncture Treatment of Obesity with Magnetic Needles——A Report of 100 Cases

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    Wang Bo; Lei Fangyu; Cheng Gang; Mao Shuzhang

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture for obesity. Method: Points were selected according to the pattern identified, and punctured with the No.30 magnetic needles. Result: A total effective rate of 97% was achieved after 15 sessions were completed. Conclusion: The therapy can reduce the body weight by accelerating the peristalsis and inhibiting the hunger sensation.

  9. Curative Effect of Electro-acupuncture and Tuina on Prostatic Hypertrophy

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    LIU Gui-zhen; HUANG Yong; WANG Ai-min; SHE Zhi-qing; YAO Ren-min; SHEN wei-na

    2003-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect of electro-acupuncture plus Tuina on prostatic hypertrophy.Method Fifty-six cases of prostatic hypertrophy were treated according to the principle of taking the kidney as the main aspect. Points Guanyuan (CV 4), Qugu ( CV2), Shenshu(BL 23), Ciliao(BL32) and Sanyinjiao( SP6) were selected and electro-acupuncture were used together with Tuina. Those who took the tablet Finasteride orally were treated as the control group. Result The total effective rate was 94.6% in treating group, while that was 86.7% in the control group, P>0.05. Conclusion It is suggested that electro-acupuncture plus Tuina has a certain effect on prostatic hypertrophy. Compared with western medicine, it is lower in price and has no side effect.

  10. Spike trains in Hodgkin-Huxley model and ISIs of acupuncture manipulations

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    Wang Jiang [School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)], E-mail: jiangwang@tju.edu.cn; Si Wenjie; Che Yanqiu; Fei Xiangyang [School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2008-05-15

    The Hodgkin-Huxley equations (HH) are parameterized by a number of parameters and shows a variety of qualitatively different behaviors depending on the parameter values. Under stimulation of an external periodic voltage, the ISIs (interspike intervals) of a HH model are investigated in this work, while the frequency of the voltage is taken as the controlling parameter. As well-known, the science of acupuncture and moxibustion is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a long history. Although there are a number of different acupuncture manipulations, the method for distinguishing them is rarely investigated. With the idea of ISI, we study the electrical signal time series at the spinal dorsal horn produced by three different acupuncture manipulations in Zusanli point and present an effective way to distinguish them.

  11. Do Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Reduce Symptoms of the Common Cold?

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    Kenji Kawakita

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We summarize the results from a series of investigations of Japanese style acupuncture and moxibustion therapies on symptoms of the common cold that have been conducted (FTLE 1999–03, supported by the Foundation for Training and Licensure Examination in Anma- Massage- Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion. We also discuss the various interventions and concerns that we faced during these investigations. The subjects were students and teachers. The pilot study (FTLE1999 of a two arm (real and non-treatment control RCT at a Japanese acupuncture school showed that manual acupuncture to a specific needling point at the throat clearly reduced symptoms of the common cold. The first multi-center (five centers RCT (FTLE 2000 revealed a significant reduction in cold symptoms, by general linear model analysis (between groups, P = 0.024. To reduce the technical variation, we employed indirect moxibustion to the neck points as a uniform intervention in the next project (FTLE 2001 without statistically significant results. Then we elongated the periods of treatment from 2 to a maximum of 12 weeks (FTLE 2002 with different interventions accompanied by 4 weeks follow-up. The results were still not statistically significant. As the final project, we tried to develop a new experimental design for individualized intervention by conducting n-of-1 trials using elderly subjects in a health care center but without detecting a clear effect. In conclusion, the safety of Japanese acupuncture or moxibustion was sufficiently demonstrated; however, a series of clinical trials could not offer convincing evidence to recommend the use of Japanese style acupuncture or moxibustion for preventing the common cold. Further studies are required as the present trials had several limitations.

  12. Clinical and endocrinological changes after electro-acupuncture treatment in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.

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    Ahsin, Sadia; Saleem, Salman; Bhatti, Ahsin Manzoor; Iles, Ray K; Aslam, Mohammad

    2009-12-15

    Neurobiological mechanisms invoking the release of endogenous opioids and depression of stress hormone release are believed to be the basis of acupuncture analgesia. This study compared plasma beta-endorphin and cortisol levels with self assessment scores of intensity of pain, before and after 10 days of electro-acupuncture treatment in patients suffering from chronic pain as a result of osteoarthritis knees. Forty patients of either sex over 40 years with primary osteoarthritis knee were recruited into a single-blinded, sham-controlled study. For electro-acupuncture group the points were selected according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory. In the sham group needles were inserted at random points away from true acupoints and no current was passed. Both groups were treated for 10 days with one session every day lasting for 20-25min. Pre- and post-treatment Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index of osteoarthritis knee and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain were recorded and blood samples were taken for the measurement of plasma cortisol and beta-endorphin levels. Following electro-acupuncture treatment there was a significant improvement in WOMAC index and VAS (p=0.001), a significant rise in plasma beta-endorphin (p=0.001), and a significant fall in plasma cortisol (p=0.016). In conclusion electro-acupuncture resulted in an improvement in pain, stiffness and disability. Of clinical importance is that an improvement in objective measures of pain and stress/pain associated biomarkers was shown above that of a sham treatment; hence demonstrating acupuncture associated physiological changes beyond that of the placebo effects.

  13. Comparison of Body, Auricular, and Abdominal Acupuncture Treatments for Insomnia Differentiated as Internal Harassment of Phlegm-Heat Syndrome: An Orthogonal Design

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    Yue Jiao

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    Full Text Available Objective. To identify the optimum treatment protocol for insomnia among auricular, body, and abdominal needling methods. Methods. A three-factor (3 needling protocols and three-level experimental scheme was designed based on orthogonal method. 54 patients of insomnia differentiated as internal harassment of phlegm-heat syndrome were given two courses of acupuncture treatment (each with 20 times of acupuncture. The therapeutic effects were evaluated by comparing the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI, Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD scores, and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA scores of patients before treatment, after one course of treatment, and after two courses of treatment as well as one month after treatment. Results. Body, auricular, and abdominal acupuncture treatments all alleviated symptoms of insomnia, depression, and anxiety, but body and auricular acupuncture had stronger therapeutic effects. Conclusions. Body acupuncture at basic points shall be given priority in protocol selection for insomnia. The second-best choice is auricular acupuncture with basic points combined with points based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM theories. Abdominal needling with very quick effect can be an alternative protocol with basic points combined with syndrome differentiation points.

  14. 电针深刺颈夹脊穴治疗单纯性颈椎曲度异常临床随机对照观察%Clinical Randomized Control Observation on the Treatment of Cervical Curvature Abnormality by Deep Electro-acupuncture at Cervical Jiaji Points

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    吴曦; 段超; 彭锐

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of deep electro -acupuncture at cervical Jiaji points on simple cer-vical curvature abnormality and its clinical value.Methods:138 patients with simple cervical curvature abnor-mality ( from the loss of follow-up of the Group actually 131 ) in random questionnaires were randomly divided into three groups,electro -acupuncture ( EA ) deep needling Group ( group A ) with 53 cases; common EA Group (Group B)with 46 cases;the physical therapy group (Group C)with 32 cases.Group A:C3 ~C6 spinous level deep sting treated with EA at Jiaji points,with tip touching bone;Group B received levels of C 3~6 spinous Jiaji points EA,but the tip did not touch the bone;Group C:cervical physical therapy such as electrotherapy and ultra short wave radiation.All three groups were treated for 10 days.Three groups before treatment and six months after treatment were conducted by X -ray examination.Measure cervical curvature by the Borden's meas-urement for statistical analysis.Results:Measured values in Groups A,B and C before treatment were (6.9 ± 1.9)mm,(7.3 ±2.1)mm and(6.9 ±1.7)mm;Six months after treatment measurements in Groups A,B and C were(14.1 ±2.6)mm,(10.1 ±1.5)mm and(9.7 ±1.9)mm.The levels of recovery of cervical curvature after treatment between group A and group B or group C had a statistically significant difference ( P<0.01 ).Conclusion:EA deep acupuncture at cervical Jiaji points for the treatment of simple cervical curvature abnor-mality is effective,and is superior to the common EA and physical therapy.%目的:观察电针深刺颈夹脊穴疗法对单纯性颈椎曲度异常的影响并判断其临床价值.方法:138名单纯性颈椎曲度异常患者(因失随访入组实际131人)按随机量表法(分段随机化)分为3组,电针深刺组(A组)53人、普通电针组(B组)46人、物理治疗组(C组)32人.A组接受C3 ~C6 棘突水平夹脊穴深刺电针治疗,针尖触及骨质;B组接受C3 ~C6 棘突水平夹脊穴电针治

  15. Varying assay geometry to emulate connective tissue planes in an in vitro model of acupuncture needling.

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    Julias, Margaret; Buettner, Helen M; Shreiber, David I

    2011-02-01

    During traditional acupuncture, fine needles are inserted subcutaneously and rotated, which causes loose fascial tissue to wind around the needle. This coupling is stronger at acupuncture points, which tend to fall above intermuscular fascial planes, than control points, which lay above skeletal muscle. These different anatomical constraints may affect the mechanical coupling. Fascia at acupuncture points is bounded on two sides by skeletal muscle, but at control points is essentially unbounded. These differences were approximated in simple in vitro models. To emulate the narrower boundary within the intermuscular plane, type I collagen was cast in circular gels of different radii. To model the channel-like nature of these planes, collagen was cast in elliptical gels with major and minor axes matching the large and small circular gels, respectively, and in planar gels constrained on two sides. Acupuncture needles were inserted into the gels and rotated via a computer-controlled motor while capturing the evolution of fiber alignment under cross-polarization. Small circular gels aligned faster, but failed earlier than large circular gels. Rotation in elliptical and planar gels generated more alignment-per-revolution than circular gels. Planar gels were particularly resistant to failure. Fiber alignment in circular gels was isotropic, but was stronger in the direction of the minor axis in elliptical and planar gels. In fibroblast-populated gels, cells followed the alignment of the collagen fibers, and also became denser in regions of stronger alignment. These results suggest that the anatomy at acupuncture points provides unique boundaries that accentuate the mechanical response to needle manipulation.

  16. Acupuncture to Reduce HIV-Associated Inflammation

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    Barbara Swanson

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. HIV infection is associated with systemic inflammation that can increase risk for cardiovascular events. Acupuncture has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects and to improve symptoms in persons with inflammatory conditions. Objective. To test the anti-inflammatory effects of an acupuncture protocol that targets the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAIP, a neural mechanism whose activation has been shown to reduce the release of proinflammatory cytokines, in persons with HIV-associated inflammation. Design, Setting, Participants, and Interventions. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in an outpatient clinic located in a medically underserved urban neighborhood. Twenty-five clinically-stable HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral therapy were randomized to receive once weekly CAIP-based acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Main Outcome Measures. Outcomes included plasma concentrations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein and D-dimer and fasting lipids. Results. Twenty-five participants completed the protocol (treatment group n=12, control group n=13. No adverse events related to the acupuncture protocol were observed. Compared to baseline values, the two groups did not significantly differ in any outcome measures at the end of the acupuncture protocol. Conclusions. CAIP-based acupuncture did not favorably modulate inflammatory or lipid parameters. Additional studies are warranted of CAIP-based protocols of different frequencies/durations.

  17. The role of touch in acupuncture treatment.

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    Chae, Younbyoung; Olausson, Håkan

    2017-02-01

    Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment that is characterised by the insertion of a needle at a particular location on the body. Acupuncture stimulation includes sensory-discriminative and affective-social touch dimensions. In this review, we discuss the role of touch during acupuncture stimulation with an emphasis on the therapeutic, sensory-discriminative and affective-social aspects. In the discriminative dimension, de qi, which is associated with needling, includes a combination of various sensations, such as heaviness, numbness, soreness and distension. Achieving the appropriate de qi sensation appears to be fundamental to the therapeutic outcome following acupuncture treatment. In the affective dimension, the acupuncture procedure typically includes gentle manual touch stimulation, which induces feelings of calm and well-being, perhaps by activating C tactile fibres. Enhanced activity of C tactile afferents may induce a 'limbic touch' response, resulting in emotional and hormonal reactions. Because acupuncture is a 'therapist intensive' and complex intervention, it is necessary to understand the role of social touch between the practitioner and patient. Both sensory-discriminative and affective-social touch aspects play an important role in the therapeutic effect of acupuncture treatment in clinical practice.

  18. [Qijie theory of LAI's Tongyuan acupuncture technique].

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    Zhuang, Juanjuan; Wang, Jihong; Lai, Xinsheng

    2016-05-01

    Qijie theory is one of the important components of TCM meridian and collateral system. It is the shortcut for the communication from the exterior to the interior and for the transverse connection, strengthens the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on the disorders of internal organs and enlarges the indications of acupoints. Professor LAI Xinsheng originally creats Tongyuan acupuncture technique. It is a kind of acupuncture therapeutic methods, including promoting the circulation of the governor vessel, regulating the mind and conducting qi to the origin. In order to analyze the connection between Tongyuan acupuncture technique and traditional meridian and collateral theory, the connotations of Tongyuan acupuncture technique and qijie, as well as the in-terrelationship between them are taken as the basis in the paper. By tracing the literature records, the original concept of qijie is detected. Through proving clinically Tongyuan acupuncture technique, it is revealed that qijie is the arrowhead on the main road of meridian qi circulation and is the essential connotation of the direct path of the body surface connecting with the deep layers of the body as well as the zangfu organs and tissues. It is summarized that the traditional qijie theory provides the powerful theoretic evidence for the treatment with Tongyuan acupuncture technique.

  19. Hepatoprotective effect of manual acupuncture at acupoint GB34 against CCl4-induced chronic liver damage in rats

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    Yun-Kyoung Yim; Hyun Lee; Kwon-Eui Hong; Young-Il Kim; Byung-Ryul Lee; Tae-Han Kim; Ji-Young Yi

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the hepatoprotective effect of manual acupuncture at Yanglingquan (GB34) on CCl4-induced chronic liver damage in rats.METHODS: Rats were injected intraperitoneally with CCl4 (1 mL/kg) and treated with manual acupuncture using reinforcing manipulation techniques at left GB34(Yanglingquan) 3 times a week for 10 wk. A nonacupoint in left gluteal area was selected as a sham point. To estimate the hepatoprotective effect of manual acupuncture at GB34, measurement of liver index,biochemical assays including serum ALT, AST, ALP and total cholesterol, histological analysis and blood cell counts were conducted.RESULTS: Manual acupuncture at GB34 reduced the liver index, serum ALT, AST, ALP and total cholesterol levels as compared with the control group and the sham acupuncture group. It also increased and normalized the populations of WBC and lymphocytes.CONCLUSION: Manual acupuncture with reinforcing manipulation techniques at left GB34 reduces liver toxicity, protects liver function and liver tissue, and normalizes immune activity in CCl4-intoxicated rats.

  20. Effectiveness comparison between Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture for myofascial back pain in Thai military personnel: a preliminary report.

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    Kumnerddee, Wipoo

    2009-02-01

    The objective of this randomized comparative study was to provide preliminary data of comparative effectiveness of Thai traditional massage (TTM) and Chinese acupuncture for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young military personnel. Eighteen Thai military personnel, aged ranging from 20-40 years were randomly divided into TTM and acupuncture groups. Each group received 5 sessions of massage or acupuncture during a 10-day period. The Thai version McGill Pain Questionnaire, 100-mm, visual analog scale (VAS) and summation of pain threshold in each trigger point measured by pressure algometer were assessed at day 0, 3, 8 and 10. At the end of treatment protocols, McGill scores decreased significantly in TTM and acupuncture groups (p = 0.024 and 0.002, respectively). VAS also decreased significantly (p = 0.029 and 0.003, respectively). However, the pain pressure threshold increased significantly in the acupuncture group but not in the TTM group (p = 0.006 and 0.08, respectively). When outcomes were compared between the two groups, no significant difference was found in the VAS (p = 0.115) and pain pressure threshold (p = 0.116), whereas the acupuncture group showed significantly lower McGill scores than the TTM group (p = 0.039). In conclusion, five sessions of Thai traditional massage and Chinese acupuncture were effective for the treatment of myofascial back pain in young Thai military personnel. Significant effects in both groups begin after the first session. Acupuncture is more effective than Thai traditional massage when affective aspect is also evaluated.

  1. Review of Clinical Studies of the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis Using Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    Jun Ji

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Clinical studies suggest that acupuncture and moxibustion therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC can regulate bowel inflammation, and these treatments have the advantages of low rates of adverse reactions and recurrence as well as good long-term efficacy. We reviewed the current status of clinical studies of the treatment. Methods. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs using the therapy as the major intervention for treating UC were included from 1995 to 2015. The extracted data mainly included diagnostic standards, treatment methods, selection of acupoints, treatment times and courses, and efficacy determination criteria. Results. The use of diagnostic standards and efficacy criteria lacked unification and standardization. There were two main groups: acupuncture and moxibustion therapy combined with drug treatment and the use of all types of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy alone or in combination. The acupoint compositions included distal-proximal point combinations, back-shu point and front-mu point combinations, and acupuncture through meridians. The treatment courses in all the clinical trials had large variations. Conclusion. The treatment of UC in the examined articles was mainly based on the classical theory. However, many links of the clinical regimen design were still lacking, which affected the repeatability of the clinical studies and the accuracy of the clinical conclusions.

  2. Therapeutic efficacy of intravenous drip of puerarin combined with acupuncture points drug line implant and Self-acupressure in the Treatment of Angina Pectoris%葛根素静滴配合穴位埋植药线和自我穴位指压治疗心绞痛疗效观察

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    王文莉

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨治疗心绞痛更为有效的治疗方法.方法 选择100例冠心病心绞痛患者作为研究对象,随机分为观察组和对照组,每组各50例.对照组在内科常规治疗的基础上采用葛根素注射液100 mL(含0.2 g),静脉点滴,2次/d.观察组在上述治疗的基础上给予穴位埋植药线并配合自体指压穴位.两组均治疗14 d为1个疗程,连续治疗2个疗程后评定疗效.主要观察两组患者临床症状,心绞痛程度及发作频率以及心电图缺血状态等的改变情况.结果 两组治疗后心绞痛症状和心电图疗比较差异具有高度统计学意义(均P 0.05),治疗后具有非常显著性差异(P 0.05), but were after treatment (P < 0.01). Number of angina attacks in the observation was significantly reduced compared with that in the control group. Conclusion Intravenous drip of puerarin combined with self-acupressure and acupuncture points drug line implant were effective and reliable in the treatment of angina pectoris.

  3. [Globalization of acupuncture technology innovation: a quantitative analysis based on acupuncture patents in the U.S.A].

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    Pan, Wei; Hu, Yuan-Jia; Wang, Yi-Tao

    2011-08-01

    The structure of international flow of acupuncture knowledge was explored in this article so as to promote the globalization of acupuncture technology innovation. Statistical methods were adopted to reveal geographical distribution of acupuncture patents in the U.S.A. and the influencing factors of cumulative advantage of acupuncture techniques as well as innovation value of application of acupuncture patents. Social network analysis was also utilized to establish a global innovation network of acupuncture technology. The result shows that the cumulative strength on acupuncture technology correlates with the patent retention period. The innovative value of acupuncture invention correlates with the frequency of patent citation. And the U. S. A. and Canada seize central positions in the global acupuncture information and technology delivery system.

  4. Is pneumothorax after acupuncture so uncommon?

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    Stenger, Michael; Bauer, Nicki Eithz; Licht, Peter B

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture is one of the most widely used forms of traditional Chinese medicine often referred to as alternative therapy in the Western World and over the past decades it has become increasingly popular in Denmark. Pneumothorax is known as the most common serious complication following acupuncture......, but it is quite rarely reported. During a three-month period two patients with pneumothorax caused by acupuncture were admitted to our department. The purpose of this case report is to increase awareness of this complication, which may not be so uncommon....

  5. Some Consideration on Combined Use of Acupuncture and Drug

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    WE Yao-chi; ZHANG Bi-meng; SHEN Jian; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

    Combined use of acupuncture and drug is extensively applied for its wide indications,simple manipulation and good results.Combined use of acupuncture and drug is not in effect the mechanic addition of acupuncture and drugs.It has been proved that acupuncture and drug are of synergism,but there may be an antagonism between acupuncture and drug.How to choose the optimum acupoint in the combination of acupuncture and drug to exert better effects is of great theoretical and practical significance for acupuncturists to make further researches.

  6. Acupuncture relieves menopausal discomfort in breast cancer patients

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    Bokmand, Susanne; Flyger, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the effect of acupuncture on hot flashes and disturbed night sleep in patients treated for breast cancer. The effect of acupuncture was tested against a sham-acupuncture group and a no-treatment control group. Plasma estradiol was measured to rule out this as cause...... of effect. Side effects of the treatment were registered. METHODS: We randomized 94 women into the study: 31 had acupuncture, 29 had sham acupuncture and 34 had no treatment. FINDINGS: In the acupuncture group, 16 patients (52%) experienced a significant effect on hot flashes compared with seven patients...

  7. The role of acupuncture in cancer supportive care.

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    Lin, Jaung-Geng; Chen, Yi-Hung

    2012-01-01

    Acupuncture has many beneficial effects during cancer therapy and has proven efficacy in the management of side effects induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this review, we discussed the benefits of acupuncture on cancer patients. In cancer pain management, acupuncture is effective for head and neck pain, waist pain, abdominal and chest pain. Many studies confirm the excellent efficacy of acupuncture against symptoms of vomiting and nausea, including those induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may develop xerostomia, which may be relieved by acupuncture. Acupuncture may also cause sedative and hypnotic effects in cancer patients for treating nervousness and insomnia.

  8. [The study on the establishment of acupuncture].

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    Jung, Woojin

    2011-12-31

    In ancient china, four famous literatures, Huang Di Nei Jing, Nan Jing, Ben Cao, Shang Han Lun appeared, which made the foundation of oriental medicine. Huang Di Nei Jing, the book of acupuncture, is the most essential literature among these four litertures. So the question asking the identity of oriental medicine can be turned into the question about the identity of acupuncture. The investigation into origin will not be the only way to study of identity but one of the most attractive means. So we can answer with the study of origin to the question about identity. Acupuncture is comprised of theories like jing mai, qi xue and technical factors like moxibustion, bian which is like present operating knife. To trace the origin of acupuncture, we must investigate not only technical factors but also theories. But it will be impossible to trace every theories underlying the acupuncture in this small thesis. This is the reason that I restricted my attention to the principle of preventive medicine, regimen. Before the excavation of Mawangdui, the belief that acupuncture started long ago before Han period had been generally accepted. But there was not any proof proving the presence of acupuncture in the excavated literatures representing the Han period medicine. This fact announced that we must draw the time of establishment of acupuncture back after the Mawangdui literature buried in B.C. 168. But we can find the proof of the presence of acupuncture just before B.C. 168 in Shiji written by Si Mi Qian. Through these facts and inferences that we got until now, we can reach a conclusion that acupuncture would have appeared around 190-176 when Chun Yu Yi was practicing as a doctor. As you know, in the Mawangdui literature, what was associated with jing mai was moxibustion. But at the same time, moxibustion was being used just as the experience medicine technique without theory. So the moxibustion would has been about to be associated with jing mai theory in Mawangdui period

  9. Clinical Observation on Acupuncture Plus Auricular Acupuncture in Treating Insomnia for 60 Cases%针灸配合耳针治疗失眠症60例

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    赵云; 李志轩

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察针灸配合耳针治疗失眠症的临床疗效。方法对60例失眠患者,以针刺百会、神门、内关、三阴交为主穴,配合耳针皮质下、神门、心、肾、垂前。结果经治疗后,治愈30例,显效12例,有效12例,无效6例。总有效率90%。结论针刺配合耳穴治疗失眠疗效显著。%Objective To observe the clinical effect of treating insomnia by acupuncture and auricular acupuncture .Methods 60 cases of patients with insomnia were treated by acupoint , such as BaiHui, ShenMen, NeiGuan, SanYinJiao, coordinated auricular acupuncture point such as Subcortical, ShenMen, Xin, Shen, ChuiQian.Result After treatment, 48 cases were cured, 6 cases were markedly effective, 6 cases were ineffective .The cure rate fou 80%, The total effective rate was 90%.Conclusion The effect of treating insomnia by acupuncture and ear pressure was significant .

  10. Evaluation of Influence of Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture for Blood Perfusion of Stomach by Laser Doppler Blood Perfusion Imaging

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    Zhang Dong; Li Shun-Yue; Wang Shu-You; Ma Hui-Min

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study is to observe effects of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture (EA) on blood perfusion in the stomach, and probe into the application of laser Doppler blood perfusion imaging technique in the study of the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on the entrails. In the acupuncture group of 20 rats, acupuncture was given at “Zusanli” (ST 36) and in EA group of 18 rats, EA was applied at “Zusanli” (ST 36), with 18 rats without acupuncture used as control group. Changes of...

  11. 内关穴按压联合生姜敷贴缓解妇科恶性肿瘤化疗患者恶心呕吐症状的效果%A research of the effect of external use of ginger combined with acupressure on neiguan acupuncture point in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching in gynecologic cancer patients

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    朱洁明; 陈加云

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨内关穴按压联合内关穴生姜敷贴对缓解妇科恶性肿瘤化疗患者恶心呕吐干呕症状( chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching,CINV)的效果。方法选择2009年1月至2014年6月在广州市荔湾区第二人民医院治疗的249例妇科恶性肿瘤患者的临床资料,按照是否接受内关穴位按压( A因素)和内关穴位生姜敷贴( B因素)分为4组:联合干预组62例、穴位按压组62例、生姜敷贴组62例、安慰剂对照组63例。采用R-INVR量表在干预前、干预后12 h、24 h评估患者的恶心、呕吐、干呕症状,采用析因设计的方差分析评价内关穴位按压与内关穴位生姜敷贴的主效应及交互效应。结果4组患者干预前CINV基线评分比较差异无统计学意义( P>0.05);在析因方差分析中,内关穴位按压在干预后12 h、24 h的恶心、呕吐症状的主效应均无统计学意义( P >0.05);但干呕症状在干预后12 h、24 h的主效应均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。生姜敷贴在干预后12 h、24 h的恶心、呕吐症状的主效应均有统计学意义(P<0.05),但在干呕维度中12 h、24 h主效应均无统计学意义( P>0.05)。结论内关穴位处姜片敷贴对于缓解妇科恶性肿瘤患者化疗后的恶心和呕吐症状有较好的效果,内关穴位处按压对于缓解妇科恶性肿瘤患者化疗后的干呕症状有较好的效果。%Objective To explore the effect of ginger combined with acupressure on neiguan acupuncture point to alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching in gynecologic cancer patients.Methods Clinical data of 249 gynecologic cancer patients in The Second People's Hospital of Liwan District from Jan 2009 to Jun 2014 were collected, who were divided into 4 groups:combined intervention group (n=62), acupressure group (n=62), ginger applicator group (n=62), placebo group (n=63).Using R-INVR Scale before

  12. Effects on Heart Rate Variability of Acute Myocardial Ischemia Rabbits with Electro-acupuncture at Different Primary Point%电针不同原穴对急性心肌缺血家兔心率变异性的影响

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    蔡荣林; 胡玲; 吴子建; 何璐; 彭传玉

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the treatment effects on heart rate variability of electro-acupuncture at different primary point with acute myocardial ischemia rabbits. To investigate the specificity effects of adjusting cardiac function after electro-acupuncturing (EA) on different primary acupoints. Methods 56 healthy rabbits are selected,8 are chosen randomly as normal group. The odd rabbits were developed acute myocardial ischemia models by intravenous administration posterior pituitrin into femoral vein,and AMI model rabbits were randomly divided into model group,EA on HT7 group,EA on KI3 group,EA on PC7 group,EA on LR3 group and EA on nonpoint group,8 in each group. The heart rate variability were analyzed by BIOPAC system and then analysis the signals with HRV&BRS 2.00 software. Results The HR,RRI,TV,LF/HF of EA on HT7 group,PC7 group and LR3 group have significant differences comparing with model group (P0.05). Conclusion HT7 and PC7 have the best effect on the adjusting heart rate variability of acute myocardial ischemia rabbits,while LR3 has certain adjustment effect and KI 3 has not obvious effect.%目的:观察电针不同原穴对急性心肌缺血家兔心率变异性的影响,探讨不同原穴针刺效应的特异性。方法56只家兔随机分为正常对照组、模型对照组、电针“神门”组、电针“太冲”组、电针“大陵”组、电针“太溪”组和电针非经穴组,每组8只;经股静脉一次性注射垂体后叶素复制急性心肌缺血家兔模型,采用Biopac 生物信号采集系统检测心电信号,分析各组家兔各时间段心率变异性参数。结果急性心肌缺血模型复制后家兔的心率明显下降、R-R间期(R-R interval,RRI)、总变异性(Total variability,TV)及低频/高频(Low frequency/high frequency,LF/HF)明显升高,与正常对照组家兔比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。结论神门和心包经原穴大陵对急性心肌缺血家兔心率变异

  13. [Acupoints selection rules analysis of ancient acupuncture for urinary incontinence based on data mining technology].

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    Zhang, Wei; Tan, Zhigao; Cao, Juanshu; Gong, Houwu; Qin, Zuoai; Zhong, Feng; Cao, Yue; Wei, Yanrong

    2015-12-01

    Based on ancient literature of acupuncture in Canon of Chinese Medicine (4th edition), the articles regarding acupuncture for urinary incontinence were retrieved and collected to establish a database. By Weka data mining software, the multi-level association rules analysis method was applied to analyze the acupoints selection characteristics and rules of ancient acupuncture for treatment of urinary incontinence. Totally 356 articles of acupuncture for urinary incontinence were collected, involving 41 acupoints with a total frequency of 364. As a result, (1) the acupoints in the yin-meridian of hand and foot were highly valued, as the frequency of acupoints in yin-meridians was 2.6 times than that in yang-meridians, and the frequency of acupoints selected was the most in the liver meridian of foot-jueyin; (2) the acupoints in bladder meridian of foot-taiyang were also highly valued, and among three yang-meridians of foot, the frequency of acupoints in the bladder meridian of foot-taiyang was 54, accounting for 65.85% (54/82); (3) more acupoints selected were located in the lower limbs and abdomen; (4) specific acupoints in above meridians were mostly selected, presenting 73.2% (30/41) to the ratio of number and 79.4% (289/364) to the frequency, respectively; (5) Zhongji (CV 3), the front-mu point of bladder meridian, was seldom selected in the ancient acupuncture literature, which was different from modern literature reports. The results show that urinary incontinence belongs to external genitalia diseases, which should be treated from yin, indicating more yin-meridians be used and special acupoints be focused on. It is essential to focus inheritance and innovation in TCM clinical treatment, and applying data mining technology to ancient literature of acupuncture could provide classic theory basis for TCM clinical treatment.

  14. Therapeutic effects of Hominis placenta herb-acupuncture in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat

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    MiJung Yeom

    2002-02-01

    Full Text Available Rheumatoid arthritis (RA is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, characterized by leukocyte infiltration, a chronic inflammation of the joint, a pannus formation and the extensive destruction of the articular cartilage and bone. Several proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α, interleukin-1β (IL-1β and interleukin 6 (IL-6 have been implicated in the pathological mechanisms of synovial tissue proliferation, joint destruction and programmed cell death in rheumatoid joint. In the Korean traditional medicine, Hominis placenta (HP as an herbal solution of herb-acupuncture has been widely used to treat the inflammatory diseases including RA. In order to study the medicinal effect of HP herb-acupuncture on rheumatoid joint, an adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA was generated by the injection of 1.5 mg of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, emulsified in squalene, to the base of the tail of Spraque-Dawley (SD rats. After onset stage of polyarthritis, HP was daily injected to the Zusanli (ST36 acupuncture points in both of rat lags and the expression patterns of cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 at the knee joint were analyzed using immunostaining and RT-PCR. The HP herb-acupuncture was found to be effective to alleviate the arthritic symptoms in adjuvant-induced arthritic rats as regards the joint appearance and the expression profiles of inflammatory cytokines. In conclusion, therapeutic effects of HP herb-acupuncture on the rat with AIA might be related to anti-inflammatory activities of the hurb-acupuncture.

  15. Acupuncture Relieves 10 years Frozen Hands

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    GuoJiaNadia

    2001-01-01

    The electric acupuncture (EA) treatment is successful in relieving frozen hands in a patient who had sufferred from severe brain damaged. EA is effective in reducing spasms and improving motor function.

  16. Treatment of Sprain by Electro-Acupuncture

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    郭乃琴

    2003-01-01

    @@ Sprain is a injury commonly encountered in the daily life and sports event. Since 1998, I have treated such cases by electro-acupuncture with satisfactory results. The following is a brief summary.

  17. Treatment of Asthma by Acupuncture: A Review

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    QI Li-zhen; HUANG Qin-feng; LIU Li-gong

    2005-01-01

    分别统计和中针灸治疗哮喘的文献,并比较古代和现代治疗哮喘方法的异同,进而推荐针灸治疗哮喘的常用治疗原则和治疗方法.%This paper makes a statistics on the literature concerning the treatment of asthma by acupuncture respectively from the Retrieval System of Acupoint Indications in Ancient Acupuncture Treatise and the Information Database of Modern Chinese Acupuncture, and compares the treatment methods between ancient and modern times, in an attempt to advance the common treatment principles and methods for asthma by acupuncture.

  18. Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment in Cervical Pain.

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    Norma Ríos García

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A study is performed, longitudinal, prospective, descriptive in patients who attended the consultation of The Health Center With Beds (CSCC of Torbeck, in the Southern Department of Haiti, in order to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with cervical pain, in the period between January and June 2011. We studied a universe of 73 patients and a sample of 60 patients, from these persons 30 used drug therapy (Group B and 30 patients which used acupuncture (Group A. We note that in both groups, the females were the most affected, with a prevalence between 31 and 60. The main symptom for both groups was pain (100%. Patients who were administered the acupuncture successfully evolved between the second and fourth days of starting treatment and patients in group B between 5 and 6 days. Acupuncture is an effective therapy in the management of neck pain, with few adverse reactions of the patient and drug zero cost.

  19. Acupuncture in endocrine disorders: a critical appraisal.

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    Deng, Y Z; Li, L B; Xu, L G; Zhou, D; Wei, L J; Liu, Y

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture is an integral part of ancient Chinese medical practice. The technique has been used extensively in pain relief and is being tried for many other chronic conditions. Industrial development and affluence lead to the increase in the prevalence of many endocrine disorders such as diabetes, obesity, and polycystic ovarian disease. The rising prevalence of the endocrine morbidity is observed in both the developing and developed nations. The management of these disorders involves major lifestyle modification coupled with a long-term drug intake. In such situations, patients often look at alternative therapeutic options existing in complementary and alternative medicine. The globalization of the world medical practice has led to the spread of acupuncture beyond China to other parts of the world. Acupuncture has been tried extensively in the management of various endocrine disorders with inconsistent results. In this review, we highlight the principles of acupuncture and its role in the management of various endocrine disorders.

  20. Recurrent Oligodendroglioma Treated with Acupuncture and Pharmacopuncture.

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    Kim, Jae Soo; Lee, Hyun Jong; Lee, Sang Hoon; Lee, Bong Hyo

    2015-06-01

    Acupuncture and pharmacopuncture have been shown to be effective in tumor treatment. However, their effectiveness for treating oligodendroglioma has not been reported yet. The purpose of this study was to provide an initial report on the effectiveness of acupuncture and pharmacopuncture for the treatment of an oligodendroglioma by presenting a case that was treated successfully. A 54-year-old man, who had experienced intracranial hemorrhage, was diagnosed with recurrent oligodendroglioma. His expected survival period was 3-6 months. The patient received daily acupuncture and weekly pharmacopuncture of mountain ginseng and bee venom. After treatment for 18 months, the tumor size was decreased markedly on brain magnetic resonance imaging, and severe seizures had disappeared. In this case, a combination of acupuncture and pharmacopuncture was shown to be effective for the treatment of recurrent oligodendroglioma.

  1. Acupuncture for cancer pain and related symptoms.

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    Lu, Weidong; Rosenthal, David S

    2013-03-01

    Cancer pain is one of most prevalent symptoms in patients with cancer. Acupuncture and related techniques have been suggested for the management of cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for adult cancer pain recommends acupuncture, as one of several integrative interventions, in conjunction with pharmacologic intervention as needed. This review presents the latest available evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for cancer pain. It also provides "actionable" acupuncture protocols for specific cancer pain conditions and related symptoms in order to provide more clinically relevant solutions for clinicians and cancer patients with pain. These conditions include postoperative cancer pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting, postsurgical gastroparesis syndrome, opioid-induced constipation, opioid-induced pruritus, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, aromatase inhibitor-associated joint pain, and neck dissection-related pain and dysfunction.

  2. Acupuncture: From Ancient Practice to Modern Science

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    ... wide range of conditions, from arthritis and low back pain to infertility. Scientific evidence suggests it may be helpful for some conditions, but not for others. Research on Acupuncture Over the past 10 years, NCCAM has supported ...

  3. Metrological Analysis and Evaluation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Treatment for Diarrhea in Modern Literature

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    黄琴峰; 汪司右

    2007-01-01

    目的:回顾1957~2005年针灸文献,探索针灸治疗腹泻用穴和治疗方法的规律,以期为针灸标准化研究提供客观的、可靠的数据.方法:根据《中国现代针灸信息数据库》数据,采用计量分析方法进行综合分析.结果:针灸治疗腹泻足三里、天枢、神阙应用频次为最,也是最佳组穴.成人腹泻以慢性腹泻为主,多用灸法;小儿腹泻以急性为主,多用穴位贴敷、水针.结论:针灸治疗腹泻,多以针刺、灸法为主,建议足三里、天枢为针灸治疗腹泻基础方,并可随症选穴.%Objective: To review year 1957-2005 literature on acupuncture and moxibustion and explore point selection and methods for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of diarrhea in order to provide objective and reliable data for research on acupuncture and moxibustion standardization. Methods: A comprehensive analysis was made by a method of metrological analysis according to the data from "China modern acupuncture-moxibustion information database". Results: Points Zusanli (ST 36), Tianshu (ST 25) and Shenque (CV 8) were the most frequently used and the optimal combination for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of diarrhea.Chronic adult diarrhea was often treated by moxibustion. Acute childhood diarrhea was often treated by point application and injection. Conclusion: Diarrhea is often treated by needling and moxaing methods in acupuncture-moxibustion treatment. It is proposed to use Zusanli (ST 36)and Tianshu (ST 25) as a basic prescription for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of diarrhea and to select points according to the syndrome.

  4. Acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment in patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a 3-armed, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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    Mavrommatis, Christos I; Argyra, Eriphili; Vadalouka, Athina; Vasilakos, Dimitrios G

    2012-08-01

    The efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment of chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis was studied with a 3-armed, single-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial; it compared acupuncture combined with pharmacological treatment, sham acupuncture including pharmacological treatment, and pharmacological treatment alone. A total of 120 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly allocated to 3 groups: group I was treated with acupuncture and etoricoxib, group II with sham acupuncture and etoricoxib, and group III with etoricoxib. The primary efficacy variable was the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index and its subscales at the end of treatment at week 8. Secondary efficacy variables included the WOMAC index at the end of weeks 4 and 12, a visual analogue scale (VAS) at the end of weeks 4, 8, and 12, and the Short Form 36 version 2 (SF-36v2) health survey at the end of week 8. An algometer was used to determine changes in a predetermined unique fixed trigger point for every patient at the end of weeks 4, 8, and 12. Group I exhibited statistically significant improvements in primary and secondary outcome measures, except for Short Form mental component, compared with the other treatment groups. We conclude that acupuncture with etoricoxib is more effective than sham acupuncture with etoricoxib, or etoricoxib alone for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

  5. Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on Parkinson disease

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    Lee, Sook-Hyun; Lim, Sabina

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second-most-common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease. The long-term use of levodopa leads to a loss of efficacy and to complications. Therefore, many patients with PD have turned to complementary therapies to help relieve their symptoms. Acupuncture is most commonly used as a complementary therapy in patients with PD. This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of acupuncture for patients with PD. This study was performed to summarize and evaluate evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture in the relief of PD symptoms. Methods: Seven databases, namely, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI], and three Korean medical databases, were searched from their inception through August 2015 without language restrictions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included if they contained reports of acupuncture compared with no treatment and conventional treatment alone or acupuncture plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone for PD symptoms. Assessments were performed with the unified PD rating scales (UPDRS) I, II, III, and IV and the total score, the Webster scale, and effectiveness rating. Methodological quality was assessed using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale and the Cochrane risk of bias (ROB). Results: In all, 982 potentially relevant articles were identified; 25 RCTs met our inclusion criterion, 19 of 25 RCTs were high-quality studies (i.e., a score of 6 or higher). The included RCTs showed favorable results for acupuncture plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone in the UPDRS II, III, and IV and the total score. Acupuncture was effective in relieving PD symptoms compared with no treatment and conventional treatment alone, and acupuncture plus conventional treatment had a more significant effect than conventional treatment alone

  6. Acupuncture in ambulatory anesthesia: a review

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    Norheim AJ

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Arne Johan Norheim,1 Ingrid Liodden,1 Terje Alræk1,2 1National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, 2The Norwegian School of Health Sciences, Institute of Acupuncture, Kristiania University College, Oslo, NorwayBackground: Post-anesthetic morbidities remain challenging in our daily practice of anesthesia. Meta-analyses and reviews of acupuncture and related techniques for postoperative nausea and vomiting (POVN and postoperative vomiting (POV show promising results while many clinicians remain skeptical of the value of acupuncture. Given the interest in finding safe non-pharmacological approaches toward postoperative care, this body of knowledge needs to be considered. This review critically appraises and summarizes the research on acupuncture and acupressure in ambulatory anesthesia during the last 15 years.Methods: Articles were identified through searches of Medline, PubMed, and Embase using the search terms “acupuncture” or “acupuncture therapy” in combination with “ambulatory anesthesia” or “ambulatory surgery” or “day surgery” or “postoperative”. A corresponding search was done using “acupressure” and “wristbands”. The searches generated a total of 104, 118, and 122 references, respectively.Results: Sixteen studies were included; eight studies reported on acupuncture and eight on acupressure. Nine studies found acupuncture or acupressure effective on primary endpoints including postoperative nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain, sore throat, and emergence agitation. Four studies found acupuncture had a similar effect to antiemetic medication.Conclusion: Overall, the studies were of fairly good quality. A large proportion of the reviewed papers highlights an effect of acupuncture or acupressure on postoperative morbidities in an ambulatory setting

  7. Introduction to the Application of Sacroiliac Acupuncture

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    朱毅; 洪珏

    2009-01-01

    @@ Sacroiliac acupuncture was developed by the research faculty from Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian on the basis of modern and traditional Chinese medical theories combined with clinical practice[1,2]. Decades of clinical observations have proved its efficacy for treating lumbosacral neuralgia, systremma, epithelial gluteal neuritis, periformis injury, strain of lumbosacral spine muscles and muscular atrophy of the lower limbs[3]. The author is thus going to introduce this needling therapy as follows.

  8. Nuclear medicine methods in the assessment of acupuncture effects: a short review

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    Deise Elisabete Souza; Bernardo Machado Rebello; Reginaldo de Carvalho Silva Filho; Raquel Terra Agostinho; Bastos,Sohaku R. C.; Mario Bernardo-Filho

    2007-01-01

    The mechanisms of acupuncture are poorly understood. In consequence, numerous investigators have conducted clinical trials to test the efficacy of acupuncture in various conditions. We have used PubMed database system to evaluate the number of publications in acupuncture and nuclear medicine procedures in the period from 1964 to 2007, using the keywords: "nuclear medicine and acupuncture", "SPECT and acupuncture", "PET and acupuncture", "scintigraphy and acupuncture", "radionuclide and acupun...

  9. Effects of "nourishing liver and kidney" acupuncture therapy on expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor and synaptophysin after cerebral ischemia reperfusion in rats.

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    Xia, Wen-Guang; Zheng, Chan-Juan; Zhang, Xuan; Wang, Juan

    2017-04-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of "nourishing liver and kidney" acupuncture therapy on motor and cognitive deficits, and the underlying mechanism following cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) via increasing the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and synaptophysin (SYN) in the hippocampus. Healthy adult male SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation group (n=51), model group (n=51), acupuncture group (n=51) and acupuncture control group (n=51). The middle cerebral I/R model was established. Acupunctures were performed in the acupuncture group and acupuncture control group at acupoints of Taixi (K103), Taichong (ST09) of both sides, for 30 min once daily every morning. The animals in the sham operation group and model group were conventionally fed in the cage, without any intervention therapy. The rats of each group were assessed with modified neurological severity scores (mNSS). The expression of BDNF and SYN in the hippocampus was detected by immunohistochemical SP method and the synaptic structure in hippocampus area was assessed morphologically and quantitatively at the 3rd, 7th and 14th day. The Morris water Maze (MWM) test was used to evaluate the rats' learning and memory abilities on the 15th day after acupuncture. The animals in the acupuncture control group and sham operation group presented no neurological deficit. In the acupuncture group, the nerve functional recovery was significantly better than that in the model group at the 7th and 14th day after modeling. The average MWM escape latency in the acupuncture group was shorter than that in the model group at the 3rd, 4th and 5th day. The number of crossings of the platform quadrant in the acupuncture group was significantly more than that in the model group. At the each time point, the expression levels of BDNF and SYN in the hippocampal regions increased significantly in the model group as compared with the sham operation group and the acupuncture