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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 [Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Physics Department, and Surface Physics Laboratory (State Key Laboratory) of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Liu, C L [Physics Department of Yancheng Teachers College, Yancheng 224002 (China); Dang, R S [Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Ando, M [DDS center, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Yamasaki 2541, Noda, Chiba 278-8510 (Japan); Sugiyama, H [Photon Factory, Institute of Material Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Oho 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Chen, H S [Institute of Modern Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Ding, G H, E-mail: xy-zhang@fudan.edu.c [Shanghai Research Center of Acupuncture and Meridian, Shanghai 201203 (China)

    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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. [Variations of pain in the treatment of one classical acupuncture-point versus one point of Yamamoto's new scalp acupuncture].

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    Ogal, H P; Hafer, J; Ogal, M; Krumholz, W; Herget, H F; Hempelmann, G

    2002-06-01

    In an experimental design the pain reduction effect of acupuncture is studied and compared to the treatment of a classical acupuncture point and a point of the Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA). Experimental pain stimuli (32 per test person) were set in 42 test persons at the upper calcaneus edge and pain reduction was checked intra-individually by using the following variations of treatment: Acupuncture YNSA basis-point D, Acupuncture at the classical point Xiao Chang Shu = Bl 27, Acupuncture at a placebo point of the head, Acupuncture at a placebo point of the gluteal region. Evaluation of the data as well as a statistical investigation using a bi-factoral variance analysis with repeated measurements of 2 respectively 1 factor yielded following results: There are highly significant differences concerning pain reduction through the stimulation of the YNSA basis-point D and the acupuncture at the classical point Bl 27 (p acupuncture of the YNSA basis-point D and the classical acupuncture point Xiao Chang Shu (Bl 27) with regard to pain reduction induced by experimental stimuli at the calcaneus. These differences are significant.

  12. 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

  13. 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.)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Acupuncture Points of the Horse’s Distal Thoracic Limb: A Neuroanatomic Approach to the Transposition of Traditional Points

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    Lisa S. Lancaster

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Veterinary acupuncture charts were developed based on the concept of transpositional points whereby human acupuncture maps were adapted to animal anatomy. Transpositional acupuncture points have traditionally been placed in specific locations around the horse’s coronet and distal limb believed to be the closest approximation to the human distal limb points. Because the horse has a single digit and lacks several structures analogous to the human hand and foot, precisely transposing all of the human digital points is not anatomically possible. To date there is no published research on the effect of acupuncture treatment of the equine distal limb points. This paper presents a modified approach to equine distal limb point selection based on what is known from research on other species about the neuroanatomic method of acupuncture. A rationale is presented for modification of traditional equine ting points as well as additional points around the hoof and distal limb that do not appear in the standard textbooks of equine acupuncture. The anatomy and physiology of the equine foot likely to be affected by acupuncture are briefly reviewed. Modified neuroanatomic points are proposed that may be more accurate as transpositional points. As an example of clinical application, a neuroanatomic approach to acupuncture treatment of equine laminitis is presented.

  19. Effects of electrical stimulation of acupuncture points on blood pressure.

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    Zhang, John; Ng, Derek; Sau, Amy

    2009-03-01

    Arterial hypertension is considered a major contributor to coronary arterial disease. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of Hans electrical stimulation of acupuncture points on blood pressure. Subjects with normal and elevated blood pressure were recruited and randomly assigned into control and experimental groups. Only the experimental subjects received active Hans electrical stimulation on 2 acupuncture points for 30 minutes each session, twice a week for 5 weeks. Twenty-seven subjects (17 male) were recruited and completed the study. The average age of the subjects was 25 +/- 5 years. The youngest subject was 20 years old and the oldest was 36 years old. After using the Hans electrical stimulation on acupuncture points for 5 weeks, the systolic blood pressure decreased significantly in the experimental group with active treatment. The mean systolic blood pressure was 117.8 +/- 4.2 mm Hg before the treatment and was reduced to 110.8 +/- 5.5 mm Hg (P .05) in the third week and to 74.8 +/- 4.3 mm Hg (P > .05) in the fifth week, but both did not reach statistically significant levels. The systolic and diastolic blood pressures in the control group did not show statistically significant changes. The mean systolic blood pressure was 115.6 +/- 13.3 mm Hg before the treatment and was reduced to 113.0 +/- 12.6 mm Hg (P > 0.05) in the third week and to 112.2 +/- 10.3 mm Hg in the fifth week (P > .05). The mean diastolic blood pressure was 76.4 +/- 7.9 mm Hg before treatment and was reduced to 76.5 +/- 6.9 mm Hg (P > .05) in the third week and to 73.9 +/- 5.4 mm Hg (P > .05) in the fifth week. It was concluded that Hans electrical stimulation of acupuncture points reduced systolic blood pressure but not the diastolic blood pressure in the current subject population with normal and elevated blood pressure.

  20. 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-

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

  6. 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.

  7. [Clinical observation on therapeutic effect of cupping combined with acupuncture stimulation at trigger points for lumbar myofascial pain syndrome].

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    Zhao, Hong

    2014-08-01

    To observe the clinical effect of cupping combined with acupuncture stimulation of trigger points on lumbar myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Sixty MPS patients were randomly divided into acupuncture + TDP group (n = 30), and cupping + acupuncture group (n = 30). Patients in the acupuncture + TDP group were treated by acupuncture stimulation of trigger points and local TDP irradiation, and patients of the cupping + acupuncture group treated by intensive cupping applied to the myofascial band and acupuncture stimulation of the locus according to the position of muscular tension band. The therapeutic effects were assessed according to the score of the McGill pain questionnaire composing of pain rating index (PRI), visual analogue scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI) before, immediately and 1 month after the treatment. After the treatment, the total effective rates of the acupuncture+ TDP and cupping + acupuncture groups were 83.3% (25/30) and 96.6% (29/30), respectively, without significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05). One month's follow-up showed that the total effective rates of the acupuncture + TDP and cupping + acupuncture groups were 40.0% and 90.0% respectively, and the latter group was significantly better than the acupuncture + TDP group in the therapeutic effect (P < 0.05). The scores of PRI, VAS, PPI after the treatment were markedly decreased in both groups (P < 0.05). One month later, the scores of PRI, VAS and PPI in the cupping + acupuncture group were obviously lower than those of the acupuncture group (P < 0.05). Both acupuncture stimulation of trigger points plus TDP and cupping plus acupuncture can effectively relieve pain in MPS patients, while the therapeutic effect of cupping plus acupuncture treatment lasts longer analgesic effect.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham points influences activation of functional brain areas of ischemic stroke patients: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study

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    Qi, Ji; Chen, Junqi; Huang, Yong; Lai, Xinsheng; Tang, Chunzhi; Yang, Junjun; Chen, Hua; Qu, Shanshan

    2014-01-01

    Most studies addressing the specificity of meridians and acupuncture points have focused mainly on the different neural effects of acupuncture at different points in healthy individuals. This study examined the effects of acupuncture on brain function in a pathological context. Sixteen patients with ischemic stroke were randomly assigned to true point group (true acupuncture at right Waiguan (SJ5)) and sham point group (sham acupuncture). Results of functional magnetic resonance imaging revea...

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. [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.

  18. 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.

  19. Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and myofascial trigger needling: The same stimulation points?

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    Liu, Lizhou; Skinner, Margot A; McDonough, Suzanne M; Baxter, George David

    2016-06-01

    Acupuncture originates in China, and its effectiveness has been well documented in musculoskeletal pain disorders and other conditions. A widely accepted contemporary medical treatment option for myofascial pain is trigger point needling. Although there are many differences between Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture theory and the myofascial trigger point needling framework, it is argued that the stimulation sites for these two needling modalities are similar. In this paper we examined the correspondence between Traditional Chinese Medicine acupoints and myofascial trigger points. Based on this correspondence, we considered exploration of Ah-shi points from four aspects: pain recognition, distal Ah-shi points, Anti-Ah-shi points, and management approaches. The extent of correspondence is influenced by definitions of acupoints. Myofascial trigger points are significantly correlated to Traditional Chinese Medicine acupoints, including primary channel acupoints, extra acupoints, and Ah-shi points. Considering the correlation between MTrPs and acupoints and the rarely-studied research area of Ah-shi points, it may be reasonable to incorporate research findings of myofascial trigger points into further investigations into Ah-shi points. Correspondence between myofascial trigger points and acupoints enhances contemporary understanding of the mechanism of action of acupuncture, and may serve to facilitate increased integration of acupuncture into clinical management. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. Acupuncture

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    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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%.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

  12. Acupuncture

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Visualization of potential acupuncture points in rat and nude mouse and DiI tracing method

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    Byung-Cheon Lee; Ki-Hoon Uhm; Kyoung-Hee Bae; Dae-In Kang; Kwang-Sup Soh

    2009-01-01

    Objectives: To find the potential acupuncture points by using Trypan blue staining on the skin of rat and Nude mouse. Methods: 0.4% Trypan blue was applied to the skin of rat or Nude mouse previously treated by surfactant. Washing by warm saline was followed after enough application of trypan blue and surfactant. Frequency of Trypan blue application should be varied to the experimental animals' condition for visualizing significant spots. Results: Blue spots appeared roughly in symmetry...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Partially Automated Method for Localizing Standardized Acupuncture Points on the Heads of Digital Human Models

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    Jungdae Kim

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Having modernized imaging tools for precise positioning of acupuncture points over the human body where the traditional therapeutic method is applied is essential. For that reason, we suggest a more systematic positioning method that uses X-ray computer tomographic images to precisely position acupoints. Digital Korean human data were obtained to construct three-dimensional head-skin and skull surface models of six individuals. Depending on the method used to pinpoint the positions of the acupoints, every acupoint was classified into one of three types: anatomical points, proportional points, and morphological points. A computational algorithm and procedure were developed for partial automation of the positioning. The anatomical points were selected by using the structural characteristics of the skin surface and skull. The proportional points were calculated from the positions of the anatomical points. The morphological points were also calculated by using some control points related to the connections between the source and the target models. All the acupoints on the heads of the six individual were displayed on three-dimensional computer graphical image models. This method may be helpful for developing more accurate experimental designs and for providing more quantitative volumetric methods for performing analyses in acupuncture-related research.

  20. [Thoughts and strategies of developing an international standard of nomenclature and location of auricular acupuncture points].

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    Wang, Lei; Zhou, Li-Qun; Zhao, Bai-Xiao

    2011-02-01

    The new development on the international standard of nomenclature and location of auricular acupoints (AAP) was stated in this paper. The similarities and differences of the auricular acupuncture system in various countries were compared in this paper in order to provide suggestions and strategies for international standard of no menclature and location of AAP. In this paper, the international standard of AAP as a common language for international academic exchanges, the guidance for beginners and a basis for further research was mentioned. There were similarities and differences in the nomenclature and location of AAP in China and abroad. It was worthwhile to clarify the similarities and differences in order to promote the process of international standard of AAP. The five basic principles for the international standard of AAP are the basic research of auricular anatomy, the total auricular acupuncture points, principles for nomenclature, the practicality and the accuracy.

  1. [Deep acupuncture at Baliao points (eight sacral foramina) by Professor WANG Ling-Ling and its clinical application].

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    Cai, Hai-Hong; Wang, Ling-Ling

    2014-03-01

    With deep acupuncture at Baliao points (eight sacral foramina) as the core, Professor WANG Ling-ling has treated diseases of urinary, digestive and reproductive systems with superior therapeutic effect. The key for efficacy of Baliao points is deep acupuncture. Only deeply insert into acupoints with long needles and directly stimulate at sacral nerves, could Baliao points play a superior role in treatment effect. Searching acupoints is the basis of deep acupuncture, and superficial anatomy should be combined to summarize the methods of searching Baliao points. The premise of deep acupuncture is needling manipulation. The angles of needles must be adjusted according to morphological features of posterior sacral foramina, or it is hard to practice deep acupuncture into Baliao points. The description of location and manipulation on Baliao points in ancient and modern literature was vague, which restricts clinical application of Baliao points. A lot of research on location, manipulation and clinical application of Baliao points has performed by Professor WANG Ling-ling, and its manipulation and clinical cases are introduced to make a positive effect on its application and popularization.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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

  6. Antiemetic efficacy of capsicum plaster on acupuncture points in patients undergoing thyroid operation.

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    Koo, Min Seok; Kim, Kyo Sang; Lee, Hee-Jong; Jeong, Ji Seon; Lee, Jung-Won

    2013-12-01

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) occurs in up to 63-84% of patients after thyroid surgery. This study aims to assess the effects of using a capsicum plaster to reduce PONV after thyroid surgery at either the Chinese acupuncture point (acupoint) Pericardium 6 (P6) or Korean hand acupuncture point K-D2. One-hundred eighty-four patients who underwent thyroid surgery were randomized in four groups (n = 46 each): control group = inactive tape at P6 acupoints and on both shoulders as a nonacupoint; P6 group = capsicum plaster at P6 points and inactive tape on both shoulders; K-D2 group = capsicum plaster at K-D2 acupoints and inactive tape on both shoulders; Sham group = capsicum plaster on both shoulders and inactive tape at P6 acupoints. The capsicum plaster was applied before the induction of anesthesia and removed at 8 hr after surgery. The incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting and the need for rescue antiemetics were decreased in the patients in the P6 and K-D2 groups compared to the patients in the control and sham groups (P plaster at the P6 and K-D2 acupoint was a promising antiemetic method for the patients undergoing thyroid surgery.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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%.

  10. Effect of bloodletting therapy at local myofascial trigger points and acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points on upper back myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Jiang, Guimei; Jia, Chao; Lin, Mode

    2016-02-01

    To observe the clinical efficacy of bloodletting therapy and acupuncture at Jiaji points for treating upper back myofascial pain syndrome (MPS), and compare this with lidocaine block therapy. A total of 66 upper back MPS patients were randomly assigned to either the treatment group or the control group in a 1: 1 ratio. The treatment group (n = 33) were treated with bloodletting therapy at local myofascial trigger points and acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points; one treatment course consisted of five, single 20-min-treatments with a 2-day break between each treatment. The control group (n = 33) were treated with a lidocaine block at trigger points; one treatment course consisted of five sessions of lidocaine block therapy with a 2-day break between each session. The simplified McGill Scale (SF-MPQ) and tenderness threshold determination were used to assess pain before and after a course of treatment. After the third and fifth treatment, the SF-MPQ values were significantly decreased (P 0.05). There were five cases with minor adverse reactions reported in the control patients, while no adverse reactions were reported in the treatment group. Bloodletting therapy at local myofascial trigger points and acupuncture at Jiaji points was effective in treating upper back MPS. Clinically, bloodletting and acupuncture therapy had the same efficacy as the lidocaine block therapy, with fewer adverse reactions.

  11. Acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham points influences activation of functional brain areas of ischemic stroke patients: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study.

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    Qi, Ji; Chen, Junqi; Huang, Yong; Lai, Xinsheng; Tang, Chunzhi; Yang, Junjun; Chen, Hua; Qu, Shanshan

    2014-02-01

    Most studies addressing the specificity of meridians and acupuncture points have focused mainly on the different neural effects of acupuncture at different points in healthy individuals. This study examined the effects of acupuncture on brain function in a pathological context. Sixteen patients with ischemic stroke were randomly assigned to true point group (true acupuncture at right Waiguan (SJ5)) and sham point group (sham acupuncture). Results of functional magnetic resonance imaging revealed activation in right parietal lobe (Brodmann areas 7 and 19), the right temporal lobe (Brodmann area 39), the right limbic lobe (Brodmann area 23) and bilateral occipital lobes (Brodmann area 18). Furthermore, inhibition of bilateral frontal lobes (Brodmann area 4, 6, and 45), right parietal lobe (Brodmann areas 1 and 5) and left temporal lobe (Brodmann area 21) were observed in the true point group. Activation in the precuneus of right parietal lobe (Brodmann area 7) and inhibition of the left superior frontal gyrus (Brodmann area 10) was observed in the sham group. Compared with sham acupuncture, acupuncture at Waiguan in stroke patients inhibited Brodmann area 5 on the healthy side. Results indicated that the altered specificity of sensation-associated cortex (Brodmann area 5) is possibly associated with a central mechanism of acupuncture at Waiguan for stroke patients.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. [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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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

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    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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Characterisation of human skin impedance at acupuncture point PC4 Ximen and pericardium meridian using the four-electrode method.

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    Rezaei, Shima; Khorsand, Ali; Jamali, Jamshid

    2012-06-01

    Traditional Chinese medicine offers several theories to explain the mechanism of acupuncture. One of these theories proposes that acupuncture points and meridians have unique electrical properties and their electrical skin impedance is lower than surrounding areas. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in electrical skin impedance between PC4 and the pericardium meridian compared with the surrounding areas. Eighteen healthy subjects (10 women) were recruited to participate in the study. An impedance meter based on the four-electrode technique was designed specifically for the study. Twenty-five points were marked on the skin: one on the point PC4, four others on the pericardium meridian and 20 points around it. The electrical impedance of each point was measured with the four-electrode device. The mean electrical skin impedance at PC4 was significantly different from the 20 of the surrounding points but not significantly different from the four adjacent points. The mean skin impedance of the five points over the pericardium meridian was significantly different from that of parallel rows of points using repeated measures analysis of variance (ppericardium meridian is lower than surrounding areas, supporting the idea of different properties of the pericardium meridian compared with the control areas. Evidence on skin impedance at PC4 is inconclusive and further studies are needed.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. [Point-through-point acupuncture for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis].

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    Qiu, Xiao-hu; Xie, Xiao-kun; Xie, Kun

    2006-04-01

    To search for a more effective penetration needling method for peripheral facial paralysis. The patients were divided into a treatment group and a control group according to visiting sequence. The treatment group of 50 cases were treated with Yangbai (GB 14)-through-Touwei (ST 8), Yangbai (a little above the original point)-through-Shangxing (GV 23), Sizhukong (TE 23)-through-Yuyao (EX-HN 4), Qianzheng-through-Yingxiang (LI 20), Dicang (ST 4)-through-Jiache (ST 6) and Jiache-through-Yingxiang, at an angle about 45 degrees between the penetration needling direction and local paralysis muscle bundle, and the control group (n=45) with Yangbai-through-Yuyao, Zanzhu (BL 2)-through-Yuyao, Dicang-through-Jiache, Jiache-through-Dicang, Qianzheng-through-Dicang, Sibai (ST 2)-through-Yingxiang. The cured rate and the cured and markedly effective rate were 76.0% and 92.0% in the treatment group, and 55.6% and 75.6% in the control group respectively, with significant differences between the two groups in the cured rate, the cured and markedly effective rate and the therapeutic times for cure. The penetration needling method at an angle about 45 degrees between the penetration needling and paralysis muscle bundle is more beneficial to recovery of facial paralysis.

  8. Short-term effects of acupuncture and stretching on myofascial trigger point pain of the neck: a blinded, placebo-controlled RCT.

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    Wilke, J; Vogt, L; Niederer, D; Hübscher, M; Rothmayr, J; Ivkovic, D; Rickert, M; Banzer, W

    2014-10-01

    This trial aimed to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of acupuncture plus stretching to reduce pain and improve range of motion in patients afflicted by cervical myofascial pain syndrome. Randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled crossover study. Nineteen patients (11 females, eight males, 33 ± 14 years) with myofascial neck pain in randomized order received the following treatments with one week washout between: acupuncture, acupuncture plus stretching, and placebo laser acupuncture. Mechanical pain threshold (MPT, measured with a pressure algometer) represented the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes were motion-related pain (Visual Analogue Scale, VAS) and cervical range of motion (ROM, recorded by means of an ultrasonic 3D movement analysis system). Outcomes were assessed immediately prior as well as 5, 15 and 30 min post treatment. Friedman tests with post hoc Bonferroni-Holm correction were applied to compare differences between treatments. Both acupuncture as well as acupuncture plus stretching increased MPT by five, respectively, 11 percent post treatment. However, only acupuncture in combination with stretching was superior to placebo (pstretching, ROM was significantly increased in the frontal and the transversal plane compared to placebo (pstretching could represent a suitable treatment option to improve cervical movement behavior and reduce trigger point pain in the short-term. However, additional studies further discriminating the placebo effects are still warranted. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. 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

  10. [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.

  11. 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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    Takako Matsubara

    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.

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

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    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.

  13. The effects of acupuncture point Pericardium 6 on hydromorphone-induced nausea and vomiting in healthy dogs.

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    Scallan, Elizabeth M; Simon, Bradley T

    2016-09-01

    To evaluate the effect of needling at acupuncture point Pericardium 6 on hydromorphone-induced nausea and vomiting. Randomized controlled clinical study. Eighty-one mixed-breed, healthy dogs aged 1.8 ± 1.6 years and weighing 14.5 ± 5.6 kg, admitted for elective ovariohysterectomy (n = 75) or castration (n = 6). Dogs were randomly assigned to one of three groups: acupuncture at Pericardium 6 (AT, n = 27); alternative acupuncture at Lung 5 (ST, n = 27), and no acupuncture (CT, n = 27). During time 0-30 minutes (baseline), occurrences of hypersalivation, vomiting and licking were recorded. At 30 minutes, subjects were administered hydromorphone (0.1 mg kg(-1) ) in combination with acepromazine (0.03 mg kg(-1) ) intramuscularly. During time 30-45 minutes (post-injection), occurrences of hypersalivation, vomiting and licking were recorded by an observer unaware of group assignment. Groups were compared using a Kruskal-Wallis test followed by a Dunn's post-test, or Fisher's exact tests when appropriate. There were no significant differences in age, weight or baseline observations among groups. Vomiting incidence post-injection was higher in the CT (20/27, 74.1%) and ST (22/27, 81.5%) groups than in the AT (10/27, 37.0%) group (p = 0.0129 and p = 0.002, respectively). The number of vomiting episodes [median (range)] after opioid administration was higher in the ST [1 (1-6)] than the AT [0 (0-2)] group (p = 0.0040). There were no differences in the median number of vomiting episodes between the ST and CT [1 (0-3)] or AT and CT groups. There were no differences in hypersalivation or licking among groups after hydromorphone-acepromazine administration. Pericardium 6 acupuncture reduced the incidence of hydromorphone-induced vomiting in healthy dogs. This cost-effective technique can improve patient well-being and comfort during the perioperative period. © 2016 Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia

  14. 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, ...

  15. [Clinical safety research of penetrating acupuncture at the head points for cerebral hemorrhage at the acute stage].

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    Yuan, Ping; Bao, Chun-Ling; Dong, Gui-Rong

    2012-07-01

    To verify the safety of penetrating acupuncture at the head points for cerebral hemorrhage at the acute stage. Sixty cases of cerebral hemorrhage at the acute stage were selected and randomized into a western medication group and a head-point group, 30 cases in each one. In the western medication group, the anti-cranial pressure and anti-blood pressure program was administered with the conventional intravenous infusion of Sodium Nitroprusside, Mannite, etc. In the head-point group, on the basis of the treatment as the western medication group, the penetrating acupuncture at the head points was supplemented. For consciousness disturbance, Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Benshen (GB 13) and penetrating needling from Shenting (GV 24) to Shangxing (GV 23) were selected. For headache, the penetrating needling was adopted from Shangxing (GV 23) to Yintang (EX-HN 3) and from Fengchi (GB 20) to Fengchi (GB 20). For disturbance of urination and defecation, the penetrating needling was adopted from Baihui (GV 20) to Sishencong (EX-HN 1). For aphasia, the penetrating needling was adopted from Fengfu (GV 16) to Yamen (GV 15), etc. For facial paralysis, the penetrating needling from Dicang (ST 4) to Jiache (ST 6) and Xiaguan (ST 7) were selected. For paralysis, the penetrating needling was adopted from Baihui (GV 20) to Taiyang (EX-HN 5), etc. Before and after treatment, the changes in cerebral hemorrhagic volume, the results of blood, urine and stool routine examination, the situations of the life indices such as heart, liver and kidney functions, blood pressure, respiration and heart rate were observed, as well as the impacts on ECG. The cranial CT sania cn indicated that the rate of the basic and significant absorption of hematoma was 80.0% (24/30) in the head-point group, which was superior to 56.7% (17/30) in the western medication group (P 0.05). There were no any abnormal changes in liver and kidney functions. In the head-point group, the abnormality rate of ECG was lower obviously

  16. 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.

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

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    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.

  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

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

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    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.

  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. 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

  2. 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.

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

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    2014-01-01

    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.

  4. 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

  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. 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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    Khramov, R.N.; Vorob`ev, V.V.

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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.

  7. 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

    2015-01-01

    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.

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

    2015-01-01

    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. PMID:26046784

  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 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。

  11. [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.

  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. 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.

  14. 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).

  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. 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.

  18. Change in the P300 index - a pilot randomized controlled trial of low-frequency electrical stimulation of acupuncture points in middle-aged men and women.

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    Choi, Kwang-Ho; Kwon, O Sang; Cho, Seong Jin; Lee, Sanghun; Kang, Seok-Yun; Ryu, Yeon Hee

    2017-05-03

    The P300 is a major index used to evaluate improvements in brain function. Although a few studies have reported evaluating the effectiveness of manual acupuncture or electro-acupuncture by monitoring the P300, research in this field is not yet very active. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of periodic low-frequency electrical stimulation applied to BL62 and KI6 on brain activity by analyzing the P300. The study was conducted as a randomized double-blind test of 55 subjects in their 50s, including 26 males and 29 females. Each subject received 12 sessions of stimulation over a one-month period. In each session, low-frequency electrical stimulation at an average of 24 μA and 2 Hz was applied to the acupuncture points BL62 and KI6, and event-related potentials (ERPs) were measured before the first session and after the last session of the electrical stimulation. The results of a chi-square test indicated that the double-blind test was conducted correctly. Compared to the Sham group, all the subjects in the Real stimulation group showed a tendency toward a decreasing P300 latency and increasing P300 amplitude after all 12 sessions of stimulation. In the women, the amplitude significantly increased at Fz, Fcz, Cz, Cpz, and Pz. With this experiment, the low-frequency electrical stimulation of two acupuncture points (BL62 and K16) was confirmed to have a positive influence on the prevention of natural cerebral aging. This study was registered at the Clinical Research Information Service (CRIS) of the National Research Institute of Health ( https://cris.nih.go.kr/cris/search/search_result_st01_en.jsp? , Registration Number: KCT0001940). The date of registration was June 9, 2016.

  19. 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...

  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. 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.

  3. Effects of SP6 Acupuncture Point Stimulation on Labor Pain and Duration of Labor.

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    Yesilcicek Calik, Kiymet; Komurcu, Nuran

    2014-10-01

    Acupressure has been used frequently to improve labor, manage labor pain, and shorten delivery time. However, there has been little research-based evidence to support the positive effects of acupressure in the obstetric area and obstetric nursing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of SP6 acupressure on labor pain and delivery time in primigravida women in labor. The study was conducted at the Trabzon Maternity Hospital in Turkey. Its design was a randomized controlled clinical trial study using a single-blinded method. One hundred (100) primigravida women in labor were randomly assigned to either the SP6 acupressure (n = 50) or control group (n = 50). Acupressure was practiced 35 times in total on the SP6 point of both legs in the SP6 acupressure group; 15 times (during contraction) when cervical dilation was 2-3 cm, 10 times when cervical dilation was 5-6 cm and 10 times at 9-10 cm dilation, while the women in the control group received standard care. Labor pain was measured five times using a structured questionnaire of a subjective labor pain scale (visual analogue scale-VAS) when dilation was 2-3 cm (VAS 2), 5-6 cm (VAS 3) and 8-9 cm (VAS 4) before and after acupressure was applied to the SP6 point (VAS 1), and finally at the early postpartum period (VAS 5). The duration of labor in both groups was measured with a partograph and the length of delivery time was calculated in two stages: from 3 cm cervical dilation to full cervical dilation, and from full cervical dilation to delivery. There were significant differences between the groups in subjective labor pain scores (except VAS 4) (P < 0.001). The duration of the Phase one (3 cm dilatation to full dilatation) and Phase two (full dilatation to birth) in the acupressure group was shorter than the control group (Phase one, 225 min and 320 min, respectively; Phase two, 15 min and 20 min, respectively; both P < 0.001). It was determined that SP6 acupressure was effective in decreasing pain and

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  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. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. Review of clinical applications of scalp acupuncture for paralysis: an excerpt from chinese scalp acupuncture.

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    Hao, Jason Jishun; Hao, Linda Lingzhi

    2012-03-01

    Chinese scalp acupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western medical knowledge of representative areas of the cerebral cortex. It has been proven to be a most effective technique for treating acute and chronic central nervous system disorders. Scalp acupuncture often produces remarkable results with just a few needles and usually brings about immediate improvement, sometimes taking only several seconds to a minute. Acupuncture, a therapeutic technique of Oriental Medicine, can be traced back more than 2500 years. Throughout its long history, acupuncture has evolved as its own unique traditional medicine. By embracing newly developed knowledge and technology, the profession continues to create additional methods of treatment. Techniques such as electrical and laser acupuncture and even new acupuncture points are currently being developed. We believe scalp acupuncture, which integrates Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine, to be the most significant development that Chinese acupuncture has made in the past 60 years.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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。

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia.

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    Deare, John C; Zheng, Zhen; Xue, Charlie C L; Liu, Jian Ping; Shang, Jingsheng; Scott, Sean W; Littlejohn, Geoff

    2013-05-31

    One in five fibromyalgia sufferers use acupuncture treatment within two years of diagnosis. To examine the benefits and safety of acupuncture treatment for fibromyalgia. We searched CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, National Research Register, HSR Project and Current Contents, as well as the Chinese databases VIP and Wangfang to January 2012 with no language restrictions. Randomised and quasi-randomised studies evaluating any type of invasive acupuncture for fibromyalgia diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, and reporting any main outcome: pain, physical function, fatigue, sleep, total well-being, stiffness and adverse events. Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed risk of bias. Treatment effects were reported as standardised mean differences (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for continuous outcomes using different measurement tools (pain, physical function, fatigue, sleep, total well-being and stiffness) and risk ratio (RR) and 95% CI for dichotomous outcomes (adverse events). We pooled data using the random-effects model. Nine trials (395 participants) were included. All studies except one were at low risk of selection bias; five were at risk of selective reporting bias (favouring either treatment group); two were subject to attrition bias (favouring acupuncture); three were subject to performance bias (favouring acupuncture) and one to detection bias (favouring acupuncture). Three studies utilised electro-acupuncture (EA) with the remainder using manual acupuncture (MA) without electrical stimulation. All studies used 'formula acupuncture' except for one, which used trigger points.Low quality evidence from one study (13 participants) showed EA improved symptoms with no adverse events at one month following treatment. Mean pain in the non-treatment control group was 70 points on a 100 point scale; EA reduced pain by a mean of 22 points (95% confidence interval (CI) 4 to 41), or 22% absolute

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Simulated annealing model of acupuncture

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    Shang, Charles; Szu, Harold

    2015-05-01

    The growth control singularity model suggests that acupuncture points (acupoints) originate from organizers in embryogenesis. Organizers are singular points in growth control. Acupuncture can cause perturbation of a system with effects similar to simulated annealing. In clinical trial, the goal of a treatment is to relieve certain disorder which corresponds to reaching certain local optimum in simulated annealing. The self-organizing effect of the system is limited and related to the person's general health and age. Perturbation at acupoints can lead a stronger local excitation (analogous to higher annealing temperature) compared to perturbation at non-singular points (placebo control points). Such difference diminishes as the number of perturbed points increases due to the wider distribution of the limited self-organizing activity. This model explains the following facts from systematic reviews of acupuncture trials: 1. Properly chosen single acupoint treatment for certain disorder can lead to highly repeatable efficacy above placebo 2. When multiple acupoints are used, the result can be highly repeatable if the patients are relatively healthy and young but are usually mixed if the patients are old, frail and have multiple disorders at the same time as the number of local optima or comorbidities increases. 3. As number of acupoints used increases, the efficacy difference between sham and real acupuncture often diminishes. It predicted that the efficacy of acupuncture is negatively correlated to the disease chronicity, severity and patient's age. This is the first biological - physical model of acupuncture which can predict and guide clinical acupuncture research.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

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

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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia

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    Deare, John C; Zheng, Zhen; Xue, Charlie CL; Liu, Jian Ping; Shang, Jingsheng; Scott, Sean W; Littlejohn, Geoff

    2014-01-01

    Background One in five fibromyalgia sufferers use acupuncture treatment within two years of diagnosis. Objectives To examine the benefits and safety of acupuncture treatment for fibromyalgia. Search methods We searched CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, National Research Register, HSR Project and Current Contents, as well as the Chinese databases VIP and Wangfang to January 2012 with no language restrictions. Selection criteria Randomised and quasi-randomised studies evaluating any type of invasive acupuncture for fibromyalgia diagnosed according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, and reporting any main outcome: pain, physical function, fatigue, sleep, total well-being, stiffness and adverse events. Data collection and analysis Two author pairs selected trials, extracted data and assessed risk of bias. Treatment effects were reported as standardised mean differences (SMD) and 95%confidence intervals (CI) for continuous outcomes using different measurement tools (pain, physical function, fatigue, sleep, total well-being and stiffness) and risk ratio (RR) and 95% CI for dichotomous outcomes (adverse events).We pooled data using the random-effects model. Main results Nine trials (395 participants) were included. All studies except one were at low risk of selection bias; five were at risk of selective reporting bias (favouring either treatment group); two were subject to attrition bias (favouring acupuncture); three were subject to performance bias (favouring acupuncture) and one to detection bias (favouring acupuncture). Three studies utilised electro-acupuncture (EA) with the remainder using manual acupuncture (MA) without electrical stimulation. All studies used ’formula acupuncture’ except for one, which used trigger points. Low quality evidence from one study (13 participants) showed EA improved symptoms with no adverse events at one month following treatment. Mean pain in the non-treatment control group was 70 points on a 100 point scale

  11. Evaluation of Applied Kinesiology meridian techniques by means of surface electromyography (sEMG): demonstration of the regulatory influence of antique acupuncture points.

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    Moncayo, Roy; Moncayo, Helga

    2009-05-29

    The use of Applied Kinesiology techniques based on manual muscle tests relies on the relationship between muscles and acupuncture meridians. Applied Kinesiology detects body dysfunctions based on changes in muscle tone. Muscle tonification or inhibition within the test setting can be achieved with selected acupoints. These acupoints belong to either the same meridian or related meridians. The aim of this study is to analyze muscle sedation and tonification by means of surface electromyography. Manual muscle tests were carried out using standard Applied Kinesiology (AK) techniques. The investigation included basic AK procedures such as sedation and tonification with specific acupoints. The sedation and tonification acupoints were selected from related meridians according to the Five Elements. The tonification effect of these acupoints was also tested while interfering effects were induced by manual stimulation of scars. The effects of selective neural therapy, i.e. individually tested and selected anesthetic agent, for the treatment of scars were also studied. The characteristics of muscle action were documented by surface electromyographys (sEMG). The sEMG data showed a diminution of signal intensity when sedation was used. Graded sedation resulted in a graded diminution of signal amplitude. Graded increase in signal amplitude was observed when antique acupuncture points were used for tonification. The tactile stretch stimulus of scars localized in meridian-independent places produced diminution of signal intensity on a reference muscle, similar to sedation. These changes, however, were not corrected by tonification acupoints. Correction of these interferences was achieved by lesion specific neural therapy with local anesthetics. We demonstrated the central working principles, i.e. sedation and tonification, of Applied Kinesiology through the use of specific acupoints that have an influence on manual muscle tests. Sedation decreases RMS signal in sEMG, whereas

  12. [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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Acupuncture therapy: mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety: a potential intervention for psychogenic disorders?

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    2014-01-01

    Scientific bases for the mechanism of action of acupuncture in the treatment of pain and the pathogenic mechanism of acupuncture points are briefly summarized. The efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy is discussed based on the results of German clinical trials. A conclusion on the role for acupuncture in the treatment of psychogenic disorders could not be reached. PMID:24444292

  16. Electro-acupuncture at points of Zusanli and Quchi exerts anti-apoptotic effect through the modulation of PI3K/Akt signaling pathway.

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    Xue, Xiehua; You, Yongmei; Tao, Jing; Ye, Xiaoqian; Huang, Jia; Yang, Shanli; Lin, Zhicheng; Hong, Zhenfeng; Peng, Jun; Chen, Lidian

    2014-01-13

    We evaluated the neuroprotective effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury and deeply investigated the relationship between this neuroprotective effect and PI3K/Akt pathway. Rats underwent focal cerebral IR injured by suture method and received the in vivo therapeutic efficacy of EA at points of Zusanli(ST36) and Quchi(LI11) after the operation. We found that the EA treatment significantly (psignaling resulted in the inhibition of cerebral cell apoptosis in the ischemic penumbra. Simultaneously EA increased the expression of PI3K, p-Akt, p-Bad and Bcl-2 at the protein level and the expression of Bcl-2 at the mRNA level. On the contrary, EA inhibited the Bax and cleaved Caspase-3-positive expression. The selective PI3K inhibitor LY294002 compromised EA-induced neuroprotective effects and reduced the elevation of p-Akt, p-Bad and Bcl-2 levels. Our data suggested that the PI3K/Akt pathway played a critical role in mediating the neuroprotective effects of EA treatment at points of Zusanli and Quchi after the ischemic stroke. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. 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。

  18. 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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    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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.""

  3. [Combination effects of capsicum plaster at the Korean hand acupuncture points k-d2 with prophylactic antiemetic on postoperative nausea and vomiting after gynecologic laparoscopy].

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    Jung, Hyun Jung; Park, Sang Youn

    2013-04-01

    This study was done to evaluate the combination effects of capsicum plaster at the Korean hand acupuncture points K-D2 with prophylactic antiemetic on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV). An experimental research design (a randomized, a double-blinded, and a placebo-control procedure) was used. The participants were female patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopy; the control group (n=34) received intravenous prophylactic ramosetron 0.3mg, while the experimental group (n=34) had Korean Hand Therapy additionally. In the experimental group, capsicum plaster was applied at K-D2 of both 2nd and 4th fingers by means of Korean Hand Therapy for a period of 30 minutes before the induction of anesthesia and removed 8 hours after the laparoscopy. The occurrence of nausea, nausea intensity and need for rescue with antiemetic in the experimental group was significantly less than in the control group 2 hours after surgery. Results of the study show capsicum plaster at K-D2 is an effective method for reducing PONV in spite of the low occurrence of PONV because of the prophylactic antiemetic medication.

  4. 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

  5. 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。

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Bell Palsy and Acupuncture Treatment

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    Betul Battaloglu Ižnanc

    2013-08-01

    A 22-year-old female patient, a midwifery student, had treatment with corticosteroid and antiviral agents as soon as Bell Palsy (BP was diagnosed (House-Breckman stage 6. Six weeks later, patient didn’t recover, while in House-Breckman stage 3, acupuncture was perfomed and local and distal acupoints were used with ears, body and face. Ear acupuncture point was used two times with detection. In the course of six sessions body and face points were stimulated by electroacupuncture. After ten acupuncture treatments, the subjective symptoms and the facial motion on the affected side improved. There was an spotting ecchymosis the ST2 points on. The symmetry of the face is a determinant of facial charm and influences interpersonal attraction for adults, children and pregnant women. Medical options for the sequelae of BP are limited. Acupuncture’s effectively in Bell palsy patients’ should be shown with more clinical and electrophysiological studies.

  9. 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.

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    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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. [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.

  13. 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.

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    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

  14. [Acupuncture and stress].

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    Cheng, Cisong; Zhu Yihui; Wei, Qin; Kou, Jun; Wen, Peipei

    2015-04-01

    The relationship between acupuncture and stress is discussed from three aspects, including is it possible for acupuncture stimulation to be a stressor, whether acupuncture will start stress reaction, and whether acupuncture effects contain some stress factors. It is believed that correct acupuncture manipulation will not cause stress response, however, under some circumstances, such as inaccurate manipulation, improper treatment or patients who are very nervous but do not receive effective intervention, acupuncture is likely to cause stress response. Acupuncture-induced stress response is totally different from acupuncture anti-stress. The possible stress factors in acupuncture effect are explored, which can provide a new angle for the research on action mechanism of acupuncture. From the view of stress to review acupuncture treatment, there are three enlightenments: emphasizing on communication between doctors and patients, avoiding over-pursuit of deqi and focusing on analysis of the body constitution.

  15. [Discussion of 2011 Tokyo Declaration on Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion].

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    Li, Chun-Hua; Zhong, Ding-Wen; Xu, Da-Zhao; Yuan, Hong-Wen; Ma, Liang-Xiao; Li, Jing; Shu, Fu-Zheng; Liu, Yu-Qi; Zhang, Peng; Zhu, Jiang

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    The contents of 2011 Tokyo Declaration on Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Declaration for short) and its effect on development situation, current status, features, opportunities and challenges of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion are introduced, some proposals brought up in the Declaration are analyzed as well. The Declaration summarizes six characteristics of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, including paying great attention to palpation techniques such as pulse and abdominal diagnosis, always selecting response point in the meridian during acupuncture treatment, etc. Also six proposals have been brought up to promote the development of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, such as being devoted to spread the latest knowledge of acupuncture and moxibustion to medical professionals and the public in order to get correct understanding and proper evaluation, etc. What's more, the Declaration makes a prospection of improving international academic exchange and promoting the globalization of acupuncture and moxibustion and so on. The Declaration is served as a link between past and future in the history and developing process of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion, which has a great meaning to the development of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion. We should have a clear understanding of weakness and strength in the development of acupuncture and moxibustion, seize the opportunity and develop science of acupuncture and moxibustion with our own characteristics, which makes more contribution to development of international acupuncture and moxibustion.

  16. 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

  17. 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 .

  18. Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis.

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    Zhu, Xiaoshu; Hamilton, Kindreth D; McNicol, Ewan D

    2011-09-07

    Endometriosis is a prevalent gynaecological condition, significantly affecting women's lives. Clinical presentations may vary from absence of symptoms to complaints of chronic pelvic pain, most notably dysmenorrhoea. The management of pain in endometriosis is currently inadequate. Acupuncture has been studied in gynaecological disorders but its effectiveness for pain in endometriosis is uncertain. To determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for pain in endometriosis.  We searched the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group (MSDG) Specialised Register of controlled trials, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, AMED, PsycINFO, CNKI and TCMDS (from inception to 2010) and reference lists of retrieved articles. Randomised single or double-blind controlled trials enrolling women of reproductive age with a laparoscopically confirmed diagnosis of endometriosis and comparing acupuncture (body, scalp or auricular) to either placebo or sham, no treatment, conventional therapies or Chinese herbal medicine. Three authors independently assessed risk of bias and extracted data; we contacted study authors for additional information. Meta-analyses were not performed as only one study was included. The primary outcome measure was decrease in pain from endometriosis. Secondary outcome measures included improvement in quality of life scores, pregnancy rate, adverse effects and rate of endometriosis recurrence. Twenty-four studies were identified that involved acupuncture for endometriosis; however only one trial, enrolling 67 participants, met all the inclusion criteria. The single included trial defined pain scores and cure rates according to the Guideline for Clinical Research on New Chinese Medicine. Dysmenorrhoea scores were lower in the acupuncture group (mean difference -4.81 points, 95% confidence interval -6.25 to -3.37, P New Chinese Medicine for Treatment of Pelvic Endometriosis

  19. Placebo Acupuncture Devices: Considerations for Acupuncture Research

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    Dan Zhu

    2013-01-01

    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.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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....

  3. 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.

  4. [Emergency treatment of epilepsy with Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) and body acupunctureacupuncture in emergency medicine: a case report].

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    Schockert, Thomas; Dittmar, Frank; Gleditsch, Jochen M

    2012-01-01

    Worldwide, acupuncture is used in conflict areas and increasingly also as a supportive measure in emergency medicine. In this case, the treatment of epilepsy, masseter cramp, unconsciousness and respiratory arrest by means of YNSA and body acupuncture with only 3 acupuncture needles is described. The 3 points used were YNSA basal ganglia point, Renzhong and Qiangu. After application of the needles, the epileptic fit stopped, the unconscious patient opened his mouth and started breathing spontaneously. In this case, acupuncture simplified the emergency procedure as a supportive treatment method and provided the patient with fast and safe relief.

  5. Acupuncture in Primary Care

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    2010-01-01

    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...

  6. Effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris

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    Ballegaard, Søren; Pedersen, F; Pietersen, A

    1990-01-01

    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......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...... 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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。

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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。

  14. 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...

  15. 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

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

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    2000-01-01

    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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. Short term effects by acupuncture to SP3 on the autonomic blood flow control.

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    Lee, Seungmin; Chae, Younbyoung; Kim, Seung-Nam; Kim, Song-Yi; Park, Ji-Yeun; Kwark, Young-Rong; Kang, O-Seok; Lee, Hyejung; Yin, Chang Shik; Park, Hi-Joon

    2010-02-01

    In this study, we investigated the short term effects of acupuncture on autonomic control of blood flow in healthy subjects. We also studied whether deqi (obtaining qi) sensations are correlated with these autonomic hemodynamic changes. The experiment had a randomized, crossover design. Five healthy volunteers (age: 18-26 years) participated in this study. Acupuncture (2 Hz rotations for 10 seconds to 20 mm deep) was applied either to the acupuncture point SP3 or KI2 for 5 minutes. Non-invasively obtained continuous hemodynamic measurements of ultrasound Dopplerography were recorded at the radial artery before, during and after acupuncture stimulation. Cardiovascular autonomic tone was also recorded using power spectral analysis of heart rate variability. After acupuncture stimulation, the participants completed the acupuncture perception scales to measure the degree of deqi or pain they had experienced. Acupuncture stimulation to the acupuncture point SP3, when compared to the acupuncture point KI2, decreased the maximum systolic velocity. It also decreased low frequency component and increased high frequency component of heart rate variability, indicating that the decrease in systolic blood flow velocity was due to the increased parasympathetic response. Interestingly, warm, radiating and energetic feeling, which are related to deqi, had close correlations with the decrease in blood flow velocity. Acupuncture stimulation to the acupuncture point SP3 modulates the autonomic cardiovascular responses by enhancing parasympathetic function, and this may help to understand the therapeutic effects of acupuncture.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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    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.

  6. [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.

  7. Amblyopia: Can Laser Acupuncture be an Option?

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    Vanzini, Marzio; Gallamini, Michele

    2016-10-01

    This paper describes the results of the treatment of amblyopia in young patients using an unconventional laser-acupuncture technique. After obtaining satisfactory results in the treatment of a 14-year-old amblyopic girl, the treatment was applied to 13 amblyopic children aged 3-11 years, with an encouraging outcome. An ultralow-light-intensity laser with a square-wave modulated emission was applied over a sequence of acupuncture points. Each session lasted amblyopia, the results reported in this paper suggest that laser acupuncture at ultra-low-light-intensity levels can provide similar, if not better, results to conventional acupuncture stimulation, but with higher patient compliance. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Ultrasonography in Acupuncture-Uses in Education and Research.

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    Leow, Mabel Qi He; Cui, Shu Li; Mohamed Shah, Mohammad Taufik Bin; Cao, Taige; Tay, Shian Chao; Tay, Peter Kay Chai; Ooi, Chin Chin

    2017-06-01

    This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupuncture point at an angle of 30°. Fourth, we performed another ultrasound scan to ensure that the needle was in the desired location. Results suggested that ultrasound could be used to locate the acupuncture point and estimate the depth of needle insertion. The needle was inserted to a depth of 4.0 cm to reach the surface of the sacral foramen. Based on Pythagoras theorem, taking a needle insertion angle of 30° and a needle insertion depth of 4.0 cm, the estimated perpendicular depth is 1.8 cm. An ultrasound scan corroborated the depth of 1.85 cm. The use of an ultrasound-guided technique for needle insertion in acupuncture practice could help standardize the treatment. Clinicians and students would be able to visualize and measure the depth of the sacral foramen acupuncture point, to guide the depth of needle insertion. This methodological guide could also be used to create a standard treatment protocol for research. A similar mathematical guide could also be created for other acupuncture points in future. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  13. 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...

  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. Acupuncture and kidney disease.

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    Garcia, Gabriela E; Ma, Sheng-Xing; Feng, Lili

    2005-07-01

    Acupuncture as a complex therapeutic system has been used to treat a variety of diseases and pathological conditions. Although the exact mechanism(s) of acupuncture remains unknown, some evidence suggests a mechanism initially involving signal transduction through connective tissue, with secondary involvement of other systems including the nervous system. Acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the Western countries as a therapy for pain and several chronic disorders difficult to manage with conventional treatments. Acupuncture and acupuncture-like somatic nerve stimulation have been used in different kidney diseases and several complications related to them. The effect of acupuncture techniques in some kidney diseases is reviewed on the basis of clinical reports as well as mechanisms that may possibly explain the beneficial effects mediated by acupressure/acupuncture. The potential effect of acupressure techniques in renal inflammation and whether these effects could be mediated through the newly identified cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway are discussed.

  16. 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…

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

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

    2017-01-01

    In the last twenty years, in the United States and other Western countries, dry needling (DN) became a hot and debatable topic, not only in academic but also in legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of DN versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professional administrators, lawmakers, and the general public through providing the authoritative evidence and experts' opinions regarding critical issues of DN versus acupuncture, and then reach consensus. DN is the use of dry needles alone, either solid filiform acupuncture needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, to insert into the body for the treatment of muscle pain and related myofascial pain syndrome. DN is sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulati on, trigger points (TrP) acupuncture, TrP DN, myofascial TrP DN, or biomedical acupuncture. In Western countries, DN is a form of simplified acupuncture using biomedical language in treating myofascial pain, a contemporary development of a portion of Ashi point acupuncture from Chinese acupuncture. It seeks to redefine acupuncture by reframing its theoretical principles in a Western manner. DN-like needling with filiform needles have been widely used in Chinese acupuncture practice over the past 2,000 years, and with hypodermic needles has been used in China in acupuncture practice for at least 72 years. In Eastern countries, such as China, since late of 1800s or earlier, DN is a common name of acupuncture among acupuncturists and the general public, which has a broader scope of indications, not limited to treating the myofascial pain.

  18. Four Acupuncture Methods for Treating Mental Disorders

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    @@ 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.

  19. Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis

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    difference -4.81 points, 95% confidence interval -6.25 to -3.37, P < 0.00001 using the 15-point Guideline for Clinical Research on New Chinese Medicine for Treatment of Pelvic Endometriosis scale. The total effective rate ('cured', 'significantly effective' or 'effective' for auricular acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was 91.9% and 60%, respectively (risk ratio 3.04, 95% confidence interval 1.65 to 5.62, P = 0.0004. The improvement rate did not differ significantly between auricular acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for cases of mild to moderate dysmenorrhoea, whereas auricular acupuncture did significantly reduce pain in cases of severe dysmenorrhoea. Data were not available for secondary outcomes measures. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: The evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain in endometriosis is limited, based on the results of only a single study that was included in this review. This review highlights the necessity for developing future studies that are well-designed, double-blinded, randomized controlled trials that assess various types of acupuncture in comparison to conventional therapies.

  20. 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.

  1. Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis

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    Manheimer, Eric; Cheng, Ke; Linde, Klaus; Lao, Lixing; Yoo, Junghee; Wieland, Susan; van der Windt, Daniëlle AWM; Berman, Brian M; Bouter, Lex M

    2011-01-01

    Background Peripheral joint osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and functional limitation. Few treatments are safe and effective. Objectives To assess the effects of acupuncture for treating peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Search strategy We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library 2008, Issue 1), MEDLINE, and EMBASE (both through December 2007), and scanned reference lists of articles. Selection criteria Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing needle acupuncture with a sham, another active treatment, or a waiting list control group in people with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand. Data collection and analysis Two authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. We contacted study authors for additional information. We calculated standardized mean differences using the differences in improvements between groups. Main results Sixteen trials involving 3498 people were included. Twelve of the RCTs included only people with OA of the knee, 3 only OA of the hip, and 1 a mix of people with OA of the hip and/or knee. In comparison with a sham control, acupuncture showed statistically significant, short-term improvements in osteoarthritis pain (standardized mean difference -0.28, 95% confidence interval -0.45 to -0.11; 0.9 point greater improvement than sham on 20 point scale; absolute percent change 4.59%; relative percent change 10.32%; 9 trials; 1835 participants) and function (-0.28, -0.46 to -0.09; 2.7 point greater improvement on 68 point scale; absolute percent change 3.97%; relative percent change 8.63%); however, these pooled short-term benefits did not meet our predefined thresholds for clinical relevance (i.e. 1.3 points for pain; 3.57 points for function) and there was substantial statistical heterogeneity. Additionally, restriction to sham-controlled trials using shams judged most likely to adequately blind participants to treatment assignment (which were also the same shams judged most

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Is sham laser a valid control for acupuncture trials?

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    Irnich, Dominik; Salih, Norbert; Offenbächer, Martin; Fleckenstein, Johannes

    2011-01-01

    Methodological problems of acupuncture trials focus on adequate placebo controls. In this trial we evaluated the use of sham laser acupuncture as a control procedure. Thirty-four healthy volunteers received verum laser (invisible infrared laser emission and red light, 45 s and 1 J per point) and sham laser (red light) treatment at three acupuncture points (LI4, LU7 and LR3) in a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over design. The main outcome measure was the ratio of correct to incorrect ratings of treatment immediately after each session. The secondary outcome measure was the occurrence of deqi-like sensations at the acupuncture points and their intensity on a 10-fold visual analog scale (VAS; 10 being the strongest sensible sensation). We pooled the results of three former trials to evaluate the credibility of sham laser acupuncture when compared to needle acupuncture. Fifteen out of 34 (44%) healthy volunteers (age: 28 ± 10.7 years) identified the used laser device after the first session and 14 (41%) after the second session. Hence, both treatments were undistinguishable (P = .26). Deqi-like sensations occurred in 46% of active laser (2.34 VAS) and in 49.0% of sham laser beams (2.49 VAS). The credibility of sham laser was not different from needle acupuncture. Sham laser acupuncture can serve as a valid placebo control in laser acupuncture studies. Due to similar credibility and the lack of sensory input on the peripheral nervous system, sham laser acupuncture can also serve as a sham control for acupuncture trials, in order to evaluate needling effects per se.

  6. Is Sham Laser a Valid Control for Acupuncture Trials?

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    Dominik Irnich

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Methodological problems of acupuncture trials focus on adequate placebo controls. In this trial we evaluated the use of sham laser acupuncture as a control procedure. Thirty-four healthy volunteers received verum laser (invisible infrared laser emission and red light, 45 s and 1 J per point and sham laser (red light treatment at three acupuncture points (LI4, LU7 and LR3 in a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over design. The main outcome measure was the ratio of correct to incorrect ratings of treatment immediately after each session. The secondary outcome measure was the occurrence of deqi-like sensations at the acupuncture points and their intensity on a 10-fold visual analog scale (VAS; 10 being the strongest sensible sensation. We pooled the results of three former trials to evaluate the credibility of sham laser acupuncture when compared to needle acupuncture. Fifteen out of 34 (44% healthy volunteers (age: 28 ± 10.7 years identified the used laser device after the first session and 14 (41% after the second session. Hence, both treatments were undistinguishable (P = .26. Deqi-like sensations occurred in 46% of active laser (2.34 VAS and in 49.0% of sham laser beams (2.49 VAS. The credibility of sham laser was not different from needle acupuncture. Sham laser acupuncture can serve as a valid placebo control in laser acupuncture studies. Due to similar credibility and the lack of sensory input on the peripheral nervous system, sham laser acupuncture can also serve as a sham control for acupuncture trials, in order to evaluate needling effects per se.

  7. 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.

  8. Neural Acupuncture Unit: A New Concept for Interpreting Effects and Mechanisms of Acupuncture

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    Zhang, Zhang-Jin; Wang, Xiao-Min; McAlonan, Grainne M.

    2012-01-01

    When an acupuncture needle is inserted into a designated point on the body and mechanical or electrical stimulation is delivered, various neural and neuroactive components are activated. The collection of the activated neural and neuroactive components distributed in the skin, muscle, and connective tissues surrounding the inserted needle is defined as a neural acupuncture unit (NAU). The traditionally defined acupoints represent an anatomical landmark system that indicates local sites where NAUs may contain relatively dense and concentrated neural and neuroactive components, upon which acupuncture stimulation would elicit a more efficient therapeutic response. The NAU-based local mechanisms of biochemical and biophysical reactions play an important role in acupuncture-induced analgesia. Different properties of NAUs are associated with different components of needling sensation. There exist several central pathways to convey NAU-induced acupuncture signals, Electroacupuncture (EA) frequency-specific neurochemical effects are related to different peripheral and central pathways transmitting afferent signals from different frequency of NAU stimulation. More widespread and intense neuroimaging responses of brain regions to acupuncture may be a consequence of more efficient NAU stimulation modes. The introduction of the conception of NAU provides a new theoretical approach to interpreting effects and mechanisms of acupuncture in modern biomedical knowledge framework. PMID:22474503

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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。

  16. 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 .

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. [ZHU Lian's New Acupuncture Academic System and acupuncture science initialization].

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    Zhang, Shujian; Zhang, Lijian

    2015-11-01

    Acupuncture scientization was a consensus of most of acupuncture scholars who had long-term perspectives in the 20th century, among them Ms. ZHULian was the important one. Ms. ZHU Lian built a systemic new acupuncture" academic structure in practice and theory aspects. At the same time, as the main architect of Institute of Acupuncture-moxibustion of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ms. ZHU Lian was the first one who began to carry out the acupuncture clinical trail and laboratory experiment in modern way, which meant "acupuncture therapy" was transformed into "acupuncture science" by Ms. ZHULian's endeavor.

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

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    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

  5. 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.

  6. Orthodontic post-adjustment pain control with acupuncture

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    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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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    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.

  11. Schizophrenia, Sleep and Acupuncture

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

    2008-01-01

    This book is an introduction for professionals in Western medicine and for acupuncturists on the use of acupuncture in treatment of schizophrenia and sleep disorders. Acupuncture has long been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in mental health and sleep disorders. This book aims to build a

  12. The neuroprotective role of acupuncture and activation of the BDNF signaling pathway.

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    Lin, Dong; De La Pena, Ike; Lin, Lili; Zhou, Shu-Feng; Borlongan, Cesar V; Cao, Chuanhai

    2014-02-21

    Recent studies have been conducted to examine the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture in many neurological disorders. Although the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture has been linked to changes in signaling pathways, accumulating evidence suggest the participation of endogenous biological mediators, such as the neurotrophin (NT) family of proteins, specifically, the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Accordingly, acupuncture can inhibit neurodegeneration via expression and activation of BDNF. Moreover, recent studies have reported that acupuncture can increase ATP levels at local stimulated points. We have also demonstrated that acupuncture could activate monocytes and increase the expression of BDNF via the stimulation of ATP. The purpose of this article is to review the recent findings and ongoing studies on the neuroprotective roles of acupuncture and therapeutic implications of acupuncture-induced activation of BDNF and its signaling pathway.

  13. The Neuroprotective Role of Acupuncture and Activation of the BDNF Signaling Pathway

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    Dong Lin

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Recent studies have been conducted to examine the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture in many neurological disorders. Although the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture has been linked to changes in signaling pathways, accumulating evidence suggest the participation of endogenous biological mediators, such as the neurotrophin (NT family of proteins, specifically, the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF. Accordingly, acupuncture can inhibit neurodegeneration via expression and activation of BDNF. Moreover, recent studies have reported that acupuncture can increase ATP levels at local stimulated points. We have also demonstrated that acupuncture could activate monocytes and increase the expression of BDNF via the stimulation of ATP. The purpose of this article is to review the recent findings and ongoing studies on the neuroprotective roles of acupuncture and therapeutic implications of acupuncture-induced activation of BDNF and its signaling pathway.

  14. [Research progress of acupuncture for cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury in recent 10 years].

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    Yang, Yang; Sun, Hua

    2015-07-01

    By searching relevant data from the PubMed database, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database and Wanfang database, a comprehensive analysis and review regarding acupuncture for cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury (CIRI) in recent 10 years were performed. The results showed that acupuncture could inhibit the inflammatory reaction, reduce oxidative stress injury, restrain brain edema formation, inhibit apoptosis, promote neural and vascular regeneration, etc. Acupuncture methods used included electroacupuncture, scalp acupuncture, eye acupuncture and "consciousness-restoring resuscitation needling", etc. The existing problem was that the intervention action of acupuncture was mainly focused on inhibiting inflammatory reaction and oxidative stress injury, and the study on apoptosis and neural and vascular regeneration was needed. It is suggested that from the aspect of multiple target points, the intervention mechanism of acupuncture for CIRI should be systemically studied in the future, which could provide new idea for clinical diagnosis and treatment on ischemic cerebrovascular diseases.

  15. 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.

  16. Acupuncture compared with placebo acupuncture in radiotherapy-induced nausea--a randomized controlled study.

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    Enblom, A; Johnsson, A; Hammar, M; Onelöv, E; Steineck, G; Börjeson, S

    2012-05-01

    It is not known if verum (real) acupuncture is effective for nausea and vomiting (emesis) during radiotherapy. We randomly treated 215 blinded cancer patients with verum: penetrating 'deqi' creating acupuncture (n = 109) or non-penetrating sham needles (n = 106) two to three times per week. The patients documented emesis daily during the radiotherapy period. Primary end point was the number of patients with at least one episode of nausea. In the verum and the sham acupuncture group, 70% and 62% experienced nausea at least once during the radiotherapy period (relative risk 1.1, 95% CI 0.9-1.4) for a mean number of 10.1 and 8.7 days. Twenty five percent and 28% vomited, and 42% and 37% used antiemetic drugs at least once, respectively. Ninety-five percent in the verum acupuncture group and 96% in the sham acupuncture group believed that the treatment had been effective against nausea. In both groups, 67% experienced positive effects on relaxation, mood, sleep or pain reduction and 89% wished to receive the treatment again. Acupuncture creating deqi is not more effective than sham in radiotherapy-induced nausea, but in this study, nearly all patients in both groups experienced that the treatment was effective for nausea.

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

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

    2016-08-15

    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. 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. 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. the evidence gathered was not sufficient to affirm the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture. identificar e sintetizar as evidências oriundas de ensaios clínicos randomizados que testaram a efetividade da acupuntura tradicional chinesa em relação à sham acupuntura para o tratamento dos fogachos em mulheres com câncer de mama no climatério. revisão sistemática guiada pelas recomendações da Colaboração Cochrane. A busca foi realizada nas bases de dados: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL Cochrane, CINAHL e LILACS. Adotou-se a combinação dos descritores: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, vasomotor symptoms. foram identificados 272 estudos, sendo 5 selecionados e analisados. Foi observada discreta superioridade da acupuntura tradicional em relação à sham, entretanto, sem fortes associações estatísticas. as evidências obtidas não foram suficientes para afirmar quanto à efetividade da acupuntura tradicional em relação

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. [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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Acupuncture for analgesia in veterinary medicine.

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    Fry, Lindsey M; Neary, Susan M; Sharrock, Joseph; Rychel, Jessica K

    2014-06-01

    Acupuncture for analgesia is growing rapidly in popularity with veterinarians and pet owners. This article summarizes the mechanisms of analgesia derived from acupuncture and reviews current literature on the topic. Areas covered include the local effects at area of needle insertion, systemic effects secondary to circulating neurotransmitters and changes in cell signaling, central nervous system effects including the brain and spinal cord, and myofascial trigger point and pathology treatment. Clinical applications are discussed and suggested in each section. When used by appropriately trained professionals, acupuncture offers a compelling and safe method for pain management in our veterinary patients and should be strongly considered as a part of multimodal pain management plans. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. 3D Monte Carlo simulation of light propagation for laser acupuncture and optimization of illumination parameters

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    Zhong, Fulin; Li, Ting; Pan, Boan; Wang, Pengbo

    2017-02-01

    Laser acupuncture is an effective photochemical and nonthermal stimulation of traditional acupuncture points with lowintensity laser irradiation, which is advantageous in painless, sterile, and safe compared to traditional acupuncture. Laser diode (LD) provides single wavelength and relatively-higher power light for phototherapy. The quantitative effect of illumination parameters of LD in use of laser acupuncture is crucial for practical operation of laser acupuncture. However, this issue is not fully demonstrated, especially since experimental methodologies with animals or human are pretty hard to address to this issue. For example, in order to protect viability of cells and tissue, and get better therapeutic effect, it's necessary to control the output power varied at 5mW 10mW range, while the optimized power is still not clear. This study aimed to quantitatively optimize the laser output power, wavelength, and irradiation direction with highly realistic modeling of light transport in acupunctured tissue. A Monte Carlo Simulation software for 3D vowelized media and the highest-precision human anatomical model Visible Chinese Human (VCH) were employed. Our 3D simulation results showed that longer wavelength/higher illumination power, larger absorption in laser acupuncture; the vertical direction emission of the acupuncture laser results in higher amount of light absorption in both the acupunctured voxel of tissue and muscle layer. Our 3D light distribution of laser acupuncture within VCH tissue model is potential to be used in optimization and real time guidance in clinical manipulation of laser acupuncture.

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

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    Jeong Sun-Hee

    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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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)。

  13. Acupuncture activates signal transduction pathways related to brain-tissue restoration after ischemic injury.

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    Tian, Haomei; Zhang, Hong; Zhu, Junbao; Zhang, Juan; Cai, Hening; Zhang, Yuchen; Chen, Chutao

    2012-08-25

    A middle cerebral artery occlusion-model was established in rats using the improved thread embolism method. Rats were treated with acupuncture at either Dazhui (DU14), Renzhong (DU26), Baihui (DU20), or a non-meridian point. Detection with protein-chip technology showed that the level of protein phosphorylation in both groups was upregulated or downregulated depending on the signaling pathway compared with the model group that did not receive acupuncture. Analysis of proteins showing downregulated phosphorylation revealed that five signaling pathways were activated in the acupuncture-treatment group, while only two were activated in the acupuncture- control group. In contrast, analysis of proteins showing upregulated phosphorylation revealed only one pathway was activated in the acupuncture-treatment group, whereas four pathways were activated in the acupuncture-control group. Furthermore, the number of activated proteins in the acupuncture-treatment group was not only higher than the acupuncture-control group, but unlike the acupuncture-control group, the majority of activated proteins were key proteins in the signaling pathways. Our findings indicate that acupuncture at specific points can activate multiple signaling pathways to promote the restoration of brain tissue following ischemic injury, and that this is based on a combination of effects resulting from multiple pathways, targets, and means.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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。

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. The integration of acupuncture within medicine in the UK--the British Medical Acupuncture Society's 25th anniversary.

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    Baldry, Peter

    2005-03-01

    Acupuncture was first used in China, probable about 2000 years ago. When acupuncture first arrived in the West in the 17th century, the principles which the Chinese had used to explain its actions were at variance with current scientific knowledge of the body's structure and function. This led to the rejection of acupuncture by the medical profession in the UK, although individual practitioners adopted it with enthusiasm, usually needling the point of maximal tenderness to treat musculoskeletal pain. Acupuncture was more generally accepted in France and Germany, where the pioneering British physician Felix Mann encountered it in the 1950s. He then taught acupuncture to other medical practitioners and organised regular meetings in London, from which the British Medical Acupuncture Society, BMAS, emerged in 1980. The tradition of biannual scientific meetings has continued since then. The Society has many connections with prominent acupuncturists internationally and is a founder member of the International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART), and has hosted two world congresses. The Society was involved in standardisation of the meridian nomenclature published in 1990. The Society's scientific journal, Acupuncture in Medicine, was founded in 1981 and has gained international recognition, being indexed on several databases. The Society has established regular teaching courses at different levels, which lead to professional qualifications of Certificate and Diploma. The membership is now open to different health professionals, has grown steadily and now stands at nearly 2500. The Society is administered from offices in Cheshire and London. Many individual members have contributed to the Society's characteristic Western 'medical' approach to acupuncture in which needling is seen as a form of neuromuscular stimulation that owes little to traditional meridians or points. The Society has shown a particular interest in acupuncture for myofascial

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. [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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Acupuncture therapy for drug addiction

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

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    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 substa...

  13. 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 < 0.001; p = 0.005, respectively) and in general 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. © The Author(s) 2014.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. [Li Wen-Rong's experience on acupuncture at painful locality taken as acupoint].

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    Wei, Qing-Lin; Li, Jun

    2010-04-01

    Doctor Li Wen-Rong, who has been practicing acupuncture for five decades by combination of the meridian theory of TCM and related modern medical science, has still been active in acupuncture clinic, especially in acupuncture manipulation based on the method of acupuncture at painful locality taken as acupoint, Jiaji (EX-B 2) being selected as the main acupoints and Back-shu acupoints of the Bladder Meridian as adjuvant acupoints, except the acupoints on the limbs, and the selected acupoints being relatively concentrated and the needles being inserted in tender points for treatment of relevant nervous system diseases and complicated chronic cases, which has formed her own academic style. In this article, the authors introduce some of her medical records by using acupuncture manipulation based on the method of acupuncture at painful locality taken as acupoint for treatment of facial paralysis, renal colic and rheumatoid arthritis, and the main idea of this article is to summarize and analyze her academic thoughts.

  18. 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.

  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. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

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    Lund, Kamma Sundgaard; Brodersen, John; Siersma, Volkert

    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...

  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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  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. Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.

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    Tough, Elizabeth A; White, Adrian R; Cummings, T Michael; Richards, Suzanne H; Campbell, John L

    2009-01-01

    Pain from myofascial trigger points is often treated by needling, with or without injection, although evidence is inconclusive on whether this is effective. We aimed to review the current evidence on needling without injection, by conducting a systematic literature review. We searched electronic databases to identify relevant randomised controlled trials, and included studies where at least one group were treated by needling directly into the myofascial trigger points, and where the control was either no treatment, or usual care; indirect local dry needling or some form of placebo intervention. We extracted data on pain, using VAS scores as the standard. Seven studies were included. One study concluded that direct dry needling was superior to no intervention. Two studies, comparing direct dry needling to needling elsewhere in the muscle, produced contradictory results. Four studies used a placebo control and were included in a meta-analysis. Combining these studies (n=134), needling was not found to be significantly superior to placebo (standardised mean difference, 14.9 [95%CI, -5.81 to 33.99]), however marked statistical heterogeneity was present (I(2)=88%). In conclusion, there is limited evidence deriving from one study that deep needling directly into myofascial trigger points has an overall treatment effect when compared with standardised care. Whilst the result of the meta-analysis of needling compared with placebo controls does not attain statistically significant, the overall direction could be compatible with a treatment effect of dry needling on myofascial trigger point pain. However, the limited sample size and poor quality of these studies highlights and supports the need for large scale, good quality placebo controlled trials in this area.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. Acupuncture for Bell's palsy.

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    Chen, Ning; Zhou, Muke; He, Li; Zhou, Dong; Li, N

    2010-08-04

    Bell's palsy or idiopathic facial palsy is an acute facial paralysis due to inflammation of the facial nerve. A number of studies published in China have suggested acupuncture is beneficial for facial palsy. The objective of this review was to examine the efficacy of acupuncture in hastening recovery and reducing long-term morbidity from Bell's palsy. We updated the searches of the Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group Trials Specialized Register (24 May 2010), The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (Issue 2, 2010), MEDLINE (January 1966 to May 2010), EMBASE (January 1980 to May 2010), AMED (January 1985 to May 2010), LILACS (from January 1982 to May 2010) and the Chinese Biomedical Retrieval System (January 1978 to May 2010) for randomised controlled trials using 'Bell's palsy' and its synonyms, 'idiopathic facial paralysis' or 'facial palsy' as well as search terms including 'acupuncture'. Chinese journals in which we thought we might find randomised controlled trials relevant to our study were handsearched. We reviewed the bibliographies of the randomised trials and contacted the authors and known experts in the field to identify additional published or unpublished data. We included all randomised controlled trials involving acupuncture by needle insertion in the treatment of Bell's palsy irrespective of any language restrictions. Two review authors identified potential articles from the literature search, extracted data and assessed quality of each trial independently. All disagreements were resolved by discussion between the review authors. The literature search and handsearching identified 49 potentially relevant articles. Of these, six RCTs were included involving 537 participants with Bell's palsy. Two more possible trials were identified in the update than the previous version of this systematic review, but both were excluded because they were not real RCTs. Of the six included trials, five used acupuncture while the other one used

  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. Increased Oocyte Production after Acupuncture Treatment during Superovulation Process in Mice

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    Chun-lan JIN; Kazuo Tohya; Koichi Kuribayashi; Michio Kimura; Yuki-hisa Hirao

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate whether acupuncture treatment during superovulation process improves ovarian response and increases egg production. Methods ICR female mice aged 12-15 weeks were divided into control group, anaesthesia group and acupuncture group. Female mice were injected intraperitoneally with pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin (PMSG), followed by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injection 56 h later. Anaesthesia group and acupuncture group were anaesthetized three times by injecting 10% nembutal solution according to 7.5-10.0 μl/g weight. Acupuncture group was treated three times with puncture Sanyinjiao Points(SP6) under anaesthesia. After 17 h of hCG injection, eggs were recovered and ovaries were isolated. Matured eggs were counted, ovarian histology and expression of follicle stimulating hormone receptor(FSH-R) in ovary were analyzed.Results Acupuncture treatment statistically increased the number of ovulated eggs. Histological section showed that some matured follicles left in the ovaries of control and anaesthesia groups after ovulation. On the contrary, all matured follicles ruptured and converted into corpus lutea in Acupuncture group. Expression of FSH-R in ovary was decreased in acupuncture group compared with those of the two others.Conclusion Acupuncture treatment during superovulation process improves ovarianresponse so as to increase egg production. The positive effect of acupuncture may beassociated with regulated FSH-R expression.

  4. Effects of acupuncture for initiation of labor: a double-blind randomized sham-controlled trial.

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    Ajori, Ladan; Nazari, Leila; Eliaspour, Dariush

    2013-05-01

    This double-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate whether use of acupuncture could initiate labor at term and thus reduce post-term induction. Between 2010 and 2011, a total of 80 women at 38 weeks of gestation or greater were randomized to acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Acupuncture points LI4, SP6 and BL67 were needled bilaterally. The primary outcome was initiation of labor. The time from acupuncture to delivery, mode of delivery, fetal and maternal outcome and Apgar scores were recorded. The trial is registered at irct.ir, number IRCT201111218151N1. Eighty women were randomized and 75 women completed the study procedure. Age, BMI, parity and gestational age were similar in both groups. Spontaneous labor was initiated in 94.7 % of acupuncture group and 89.2 % of sham acupuncture group (p = 0.430). There were no statistically significant difference between groups for time from enrollment to delivery (p = 0.06). According to this study, it seems that acupuncture was not effective in labor initiation compared to sham acupuncture.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. [Clinical observation on moxibustion and acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) for treatment of refractory facial paralysis].

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    He, Xing-wei; Wang, Bai-yang; Huang, Jian-hua; Zhou, Shan-ling; Huang, Xiao-bin; Wu, Jian-hua

    2006-11-01

    To observe clinical therapeutic effect of moxibustion and acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) on refractory facial paralysis. Sixty cases were randomly divided into a test group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The control group were treated with acupuncture at Hegu (LI 4), Taichong (LR 3), Touwei (ST 8), etc. , and the test group with acupuncture at the same points as those in the control group plus moxibustion and acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) with a warm-heat sense transmitting into the depth of the point along the needle body for the patient. The total effective rate of 93.3% in the test group was significantly better than 76.7 in the control group (P acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) activating sensation propagating along channel as main way has a better therapeutic effect on refractory facial paralysis.

  12. [An instant pain-relief effect of balance acupuncture for relieving sore throat in acute pharyngitis patients].

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    Yang, Shi-Hong; Xie, Ping-Chang; Qin, Xiao-Lan

    2012-08-01

    To observe the instant effect of "Balance Acupuncture" in relieving sore throat in patients with acute pharyngitis. A total of 74 acute pharyngitis patients with sore throat were randomly assigned to treatment group (Balance Acupuncture, n = 36) and placebo acupuncture group (sham acupoint, n = 38). Patients of the Balance Acupuncture group were treated by acupuncture stimulation of bilateral "Yantong" (sore throat) point (the mid-point of the second metacarpal bone on the radial side) and those of the sham acupoint group were treated by acupuncture stimulation of the sham point (the site 1 cm lateral to the mid-point between the ulnar endpoint of the cubic transverse striation and that of the wrist-palm transverse striation). After insertion, the acupuncture needle was manipulated repeatedly till "Deqi" for patients of the treatment group but not manipulated for patients of the placebo acupuncture group, then removed immediately. The VAS (Visual Analogue Scores) were assessed 1 min after the treatment in addition to safety index records. Before the treatment, the VAS values of the treatment group and sham acupoint group were (5.25 +/- 1.51) points and (4.83 +/- 1.59) points, respectively, which had no significant differences between the two groups (P > 0.05). One minute after the treatment, VAS values of the treatment and sham acupoint groups were (2.11 +/- 1.88) points and (3.39 +/- 1.94) points, respectively, both decreasing significantly (P < 0.01). The effect of the former group was significantly superior to that of the sham acupoint group (P < 0.05). Both Balance Acupuncture and sham-acupoint acupuncture treatments can relieve sore throat in acute pharyngitis patients, and the therapeutic effect of Balance Acupuncture treatment is obviously better.

  13. 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.

  14. 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。

  15. 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

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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. [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.

  18. [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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. [Cervical tinnitus treated by acupuncture based on "jin" theory: a clinical observation].

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    Dong, Youkang; Wang, Yi

    2016-04-01

    To compare the efficacy among acupuncture based on "jin" theory, regular acupuncture and western medication. A total of 95 cases, by using incomplete randomization method, were divided into a "jin" theory acupuncture group (32 cases), a regular acupuncture group (31 cases) and a medication group (32 cases). Patients in the "jin" theory acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture based on "jin" theory which included the "gather" and "knot" points on the affected side: positive reacted points, Fengchi (GB 20), Tianrong (SI 17), Tianyou (TE16) and Yiming (EX-HN14) as the main acupoints, while the Ermen (TE 21), Tinggong (SI 19) and Tinghui (GB 2) and zhigou (TE 6) as the auxiliary acpoints; the treatment was given once a day. Patients in the regular acupuncture group were treated with regular acupuncture at Tinggong (SI 19), Tin- ghui (GB 2) and Ermen (TE 21) and other matched acupoints based on syndrome differentiation, once a day. Pa- tients in the medication group were treated with oral administration of betahistine mesylate, three times a day. Ten days of treatment were taken as one session in three groups, and totally 2 sessions were given. Visual analogue scale (VAS), tinnitus handicap inventory (THD), and tinnitus severity assessment scale (TSIS) were evaluated before and after treatment; also the clinical efficacy was compared among three groups. There are 5 drop-out cases du- ring the study. After the treatment, the VAS, THI and TSIS were improved in three groups (all P tinnitus.

  3. Evoked Pressure Pain Sensitivity Is Associated with Differential Analgesic Response to Verum and Sham Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia.

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    Zucker, Noah A; Tsodikov, Alex; Mist, Scott D; Cina, Stephen; Napadow, Vitaly; Harris, Richard E

    2017-08-01

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition with few effective treatments. Many fibromyalgia patients seek acupuncture for analgesia; however, its efficacy is limited and not fully understood. This may be due to heterogeneous pathologies among participants in acupuncture clinical trials. We hypothesized that pressure pain tenderness would differentially classify treatment response to verum and sham acupuncture in fibromyalgia patients. Baseline pressure pain sensitivity at the thumbnail at baseline was used in linear mixed models as a modifier of differential treatment response to sham versus verum acupuncture. Similarly, needle-induced sensation was also analyzed to determine its differential effect of treatment on clinical pain. A cohort of 114 fibromyalgia patients received baseline pressure pain testing and were randomized to either verum (N = 59) or sham (N = 55) acupuncture. Participants received treatments from once a week to three times a week, increasing in three-week blocks for a total of 18 treatments. Clinical pain was measured on a 101-point visual analog scale, and needle sensation was measured by questionnaire throughout the trial. Participants who had higher pain pressure thresholds had greater reduction in clinical pain following verum acupuncture while participants who had lower pain pressure thresholds showed better analgesic response to sham acupuncture. Moreover, patients with lower pressure pain thresholds had exacerbated clinical pain following verum acupuncture. Similar relationships were observed for sensitivity to acupuncture needling. These findings suggest that acupuncture efficacy in fibromyalgia may be underestimated and a more personalized treatment for fibromyalgia may also be possible.

  4. 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

  5. [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.

  6. 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

  7. 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....

  8. 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

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    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

  9. 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.

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

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    Kim Kyung-Woon

    2004-06-01

    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.

  11. 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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    尹凤华

    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

  12. 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

    2012-01-01

    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

  13. [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

    2013-04-01

    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.

  14. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

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    for phantom limb pain and it is used in the Specialized Care Program (SCP) at the Deployment Health Clinical Center. The SCP is a three-week, multidis...Ramstien Air Base, Germany to Joint Andrews Base and another pilot study examining acupuncture for phantom limb pain that yielded promising preliminary data...describe persistent, multi-system symptoms of varying degrees and severities. This is reminiscent of “Gulf War Syndrome ” or “Chronic Multi-symptom

  15. Acupuncture Analgesia in Migraine

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    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...

  16. 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

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

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    Seo Bo-myung

    2005-06-01

    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.

  18. 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.

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

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    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.

  20. Prospective Evaluation of Acupuncture as Treatment for Glaucoma.

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    Law, Simon K; Lowe, Starrie; Law, Samuel M; Giaconi, JoAnn A; Coleman, Anne L; Caprioli, Joseph

    2015-08-01

    To evaluate acupuncture as treatment for glaucoma. Prospective double-masked randomized crossover study. setting: Clinical practice. One eye per patient with primary open-angle glaucoma and stable intraocular pressure (IOP). Patients were randomized to receive 1 acupuncture series (12 sessions with either eye-related [eye-points] or non-eye-related [non-eye-points] acupoints) and then crossed over to receive the other series. IOP, blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), visual field (VF), optic disc and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements, compliance, and adverse reactions. Probability to detect 3 mm Hg IOP difference between series was 90%. Twenty-two patients volunteered and 11 (50.0%) completed the study; 8 (36.4%) did not complete treatment owing to changes of health, moving away, lack of transportation, or family crisis; and 3(13.6%) were withdrawn owing to needle sensitivity or IOP elevation (8 mm Hg) in the contralateral eye. After an acupuncture session, mean IOP increased slightly with both eye-points (from 12.9 ± 1.8 mm Hg to 13.6 ± 2.0 mm Hg, P = .019) and non-eye-points (from 13.0 ± 1.5 mm Hg to 13.5 ± 1.7 mm Hg, P = .073) series. HR, diurnal IOP, and BCVA showed no statistically significant changes after 12 sessions of either series. Systolic and diastolic BP were reduced after 12 sessions of non-eye-points series (P = .040, P = .002, respectively). Optic disc, RNFL, and VF showed no statistically significant changes. Acupuncture has no overall effect on diurnal IOP or BCVA but may temporally increase the IOP immediately after a treatment session. BP is lowered by acupuncture with non-eye-points, but not with eye-points. Compliance and adverse event rates were low. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. 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.

  2. Acupuncture Mechanism and Redox Equilibrium

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    Xiang-Hong Zeng

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  3. Brain areas involved in acupuncture needling sensation of de qi: a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) study.

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    Chen, Jia-Rong; Li, Gan-Long; Zhang, Gui-Feng; Huang, Yong; Wang, Shu-Xia; Lu, Na

    2012-12-01

    De qi is a sensory response elicited by acupuncture stimulation. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), de qi is essential for clinical efficacy. However, the understanding of the neurobiological basis of de qi is still limited. To investigate the relationship between brain activation and de qi by taking a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan while applying acupuncture at TE5. A total of 24 volunteers were randomly divided into 4 groups, and received verum or sham acupuncture at true acupuncture point TE5 or a nearby sham point according to grouping. All subjects then received a (99m)Tc-ethylcysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT scan. All six subjects in the verum acupuncture at true acupuncture point group experienced de qi sensation; in contrast, all six subjects in the sham acupuncture at the sham point group responded with nothing other than non-sensation. Compared to the scan results from subjects who experienced non-sensation, SPECT scans from subjects with de qi sensation demonstrated significant activated points mainly located in brodmann areas 6, 8, 19, 21, 28, 33, 35, 37, 47, the parahippocampal gyrus, lentiform nucleus, claustrum and red nucleus; deactivated points were seen in brodmann areas 9 and 25. Verum acupuncture at true acupuncture points is more likely to elicit de qi sensation. De qi sensations mainly resulted in brain area activations, but not deactivations. These brain areas are related to the curative effect of Te5. The acupuncture needle sensations of de qi and sharp pain are associated with different patterns of activations and deactivations in the brain.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Raptor Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Degenerative Joint Disease.

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

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    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. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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    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.

  12. 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

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    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。

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

    1993-01-01

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

    2014-10-01

    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).

  1. 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.

  2. [Expression of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases in the subcutaneous fascia of rats and their changes after acupuncture].

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    Jiang, Xue-mei; Yang, Chun; Yuan, Lin; Diao, Jian-xin; Zhang, Xue-quan; Huang, Yong; Dai, Jing-xing; Qiu, Xiao-zhong; Yu, Lei

    2009-04-01

    To observe the effect of acupuncture on the expression of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) in the subcutaneous fascia of SD rats. Eighteen SD rats were randomly divided into 6 groups (n=3) including 5 acupuncture groups and a control group. The rats in the 5 acupuncture groups received electro-acupuncture therapy in the regions of the inguinal groove, and at 0, 1, 6, 12, and 36 h after the last therapy, the superfacial fascia surrounding the acupuncture point (about 1.5 cm in diameter) were collected. The fascia tissues at the corresponding sites and at the acupoint Zusanli (ST36) were obtained from the control rats. The expression of ERK1/2 and phosphorylated ERK1/2 (p-ERK1/2) in the tissues were detected by Western blotting. ERK1/2 and p-ERK1/2 expressions were detected in the tissues harvested from both the acupoint and the non-acupoint in the control rats with similar expression intensities. In the rats of each acupuncture group, ERK1/2 expression was significantly increased on the acupuncture side in comparison with the control side. The normal loose connective tissue may participate in tissue proliferation and differentiation possibly via phosphorylation of ERK. Acupuncture can promote the signal transduction pathway of ERK, which can be a possible mechanism for the effect of acupuncture in modulating the physiopathological conditions.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. [Brief analysis of professor YAN Jie's academic thought on functional dyspepsia treated with acupuncture and moxibustion].

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    Tan, Tao; Yan, Jie

    2016-01-01

    The brief discussion is introduced in the paper on the academic thought of professor YAN Jie, the contemporary famous TCM doctor, on functional dyspepsia treated with acupuncture and moxibustion. Treatment based on "the three-regional acupoint selection" is applied to professor YAN's treatment for functional dyspepsia, in which, acupuncture is on Sibai (ST 2), Liangmen (ST 21) and Zusanli (ST 36), and the supplementary points are added accordingly. The academic thought is described as the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion based on strengthening healthy qi, supplemented by soothing the liver and psychological counseling. Also, an example is provided.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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。

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Acupuncture therapy to the head and face to treat post-trauma paralysis of peripheral fascial nerve dextra

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    Mihardja, H.; Meuratana, PA; Ibrahim, A.

    2017-08-01

    Damage to the facial nerve due to trauma from traffic accidents is the second most common cause of paralysis of the facial nerve. The treatments include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy. Acupuncture is a method of treatment that applies evidence-based medical principles and uses anatomy, physiology, and pathology to place needles atcertain acupuncture points. This paper describes a 26-year-old female patient with right-side facial palsy following a traffic accident who had animproved Brackmann’s score after 12 sessions of acupuncture treatment. The acupuncture points were chosen based on Liu Yan’sbrain-clearing needling technique. Acupuncture can shorten healing time and improve the effect of treatment for facial-nerve paralysis.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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%.

  17. [Observation on therapeutic effect of point-through-point acupunture on strephenopodia after apoplexy].

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    Zhang, Ya-li; Li, Ti; Cai, Yu-ying

    2006-01-01

    To observe clinical therapeutic effect of point-through-point acupuncture on strephenopodia after apoplexy. Ninety-six cases of strephenopodia after apoplexy were divided into a treatment group (n=50) treated with point-through-point acupuncture and a control group (n=46) treated with normal acupuncture. Their clinical therapeutic effects and motor functions of lower limbs were investigated. Both the methods could restore foot functional activities of various directions in the patient of strephenopodia after apoplexy (P < 0.01, P < 0.05), and the therapeutic effect of the treatment group was more obvious (P < 0.05). The point-through-point acupuncture has obvious therapeutic effect on foot functional activities of various directions in the patient of strephenopodia after apoplexy.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. The Problem of Metal Needles in Acupuncture-fMRI Studies

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    Florian Beissner

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is a therapy based on sensory stimulation of the human body by means of metal needles. The exact underlying mechanisms of acupuncture have not been clarified so far. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI has become an important tool in acupuncture research. Standard acupuncture needles, which are made of ferromagnetic steel, however, are problematic in acupuncture-fMRI studies for several reasons, such as attraction by the scanner's magnetic field, significant image distortions and signal-dropouts, when positioned close to the head or even heating due to absorption of radio frequency (RF. The aim of this study was to compare two novel types of acupuncture needles with a standard needle for their effect on MRI image quality. The standard needle severely reduced image quality, when located inside the RF coil. The nonferromagnetic metal needle may pose a risk due to RF heating, while the plastic needle has a significantly larger diameter. In conclusion, our recommendations are: (1 standard needles should not be used in MRI; (2 Nonferromagnetic metal needles seem to be the best choice for acupoints outside of the transmitter coil; and (3 only plastic needles are suited for points inside the coil. Laser acupuncture may be a safe alternative, too.

  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

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    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 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. The Clinical Study on Acupuncture Sensation in CC, CF and BV Herbal Acupuncture -The Basic Study on Placebo Herbal Acupuncture-

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    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective : This study was designed to find out whether NS(normal saline is able to be constituted as an appropriate control group for CC(Cervi Cornu Parvum herbal acupuncture, CF(Carthami-Flos herbal acupuncture and BV(bee venom herbal acupuncture. Methods : NS and three herbal acupuncture were inserted into Quchi(LI 11 of the subjects. After 5 minutes the subjects completed a questionnaire rating the intensity of 21 kinds of acupuncture sensation; hurting, penetrating, sharp, aching, intense, spreading, radiating, tingling, pricking, stinging, pulling, heavy, dull, numb, electric, shocking, hot, burning, cool, pulsing, and throbbing. We compared subjective evaluations of acupuncture sensation between or among the groups. Results : As for CC half items of the acupuncture sensation were significantly different from NS. As for CF all items were not significantly different from NS. As for CC all items were significantly different from NS except one item. In general the score of CF acupuncture sensation was lower than the others and the score of BV acupuncture sensation was higher than the others from comparison of sensation among herbal acupunctures(CC, CF, BV. Conclusion : We found that NS is able to be an appropriate placebo herbal acupuncture for CF. Further study is needed for new placebo herbal acupuncture for CC and BV.

  13. 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

  14. Effect of acupuncture depth on muscle pain

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Decreased risk of stroke in patients with traumatic brain injury receiving acupuncture treatment: a population-based retrospective cohort study.

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    Chun-Chuan Shih

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI face increased risk of stroke. Whether acupuncture can help to protect TBI patients from stroke has not previously been studied. METHODS: Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was used to conduct a retrospective cohort study of 7409 TBI patients receiving acupuncture treatment and 29,636 propensity-score-matched TBI patients without acupuncture treatment in 2000-2008 as controls. Both TBI cohorts were followed until the end of 2010 and adjusted for immortal time to measure the incidence and adjusted hazard ratios (HRs with 95% confidence intervals (CIs of new-onset stroke in the multivariable Cox proportional hazard models. RESULTS: TBI patients with acupuncture treatment (4.9 per 1000 person-years had a lower incidence of stroke compared with those without acupuncture treatment (7.5 per 1000 person-years, with a HR of 0.59 (95% CI = 0.50-0.69 after adjustment for sociodemographics, coexisting medical conditions and medications. The association between acupuncture treatment and stroke risk was investigated by sex and age group (20-44, 45-64, and ≥65 years. The probability curve with log-rank test showed that TBI patients receiving acupuncture treatment had a lower probability of stroke than those without acupuncture treatment during the follow-up period (p<0.0001. CONCLUSION: Patients with TBI receiving acupuncture treatment show decreased risk of stroke compared with those without acupuncture treatment. However, this study was limited by lack of information regarding lifestyles, biochemical profiles, TBI severity, and acupuncture points used in treatments.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Effects of acupuncture stimulation on recovery ability of male elite basketball athletes.

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    Lin, Zen-Pin; Lan, Lawrence W; He, Tsung-Ying; Lin, Shi-Pin; Lin, Jang-Geng; Jang, Tsong-Rong; Ho, Tsung-Jung

    2009-01-01

    Developing effective methods for helping athletes recover from muscle fatigue is deemed essential, particularly on the eves' important competitions. This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture stimulation on athletes' recovery abilities. Subjects were selected from 30 male elite university basketball players who were randomly assigned to 3 groups: acupuncture group, sham group, and normal (control) group, each containing 10 subjects. Acupuncture was carried out on each athlete in acupuncture group at the Neiguan (PC6) and Zusanli (ST36) acupoints, beginning at 15 min prior to exercise and continuing until exhaustion of the subject. Similar acupuncture was also carried out on each athlete in the sham group but the positions were 1 cm away from the PC6 and ST36 acupoints. No acupuncture was conducted on the athletes in the normal group. During the experiments, each subject performed separate runs on the treadmill. The data of heart rate (HR(max)), oxygen consumption (VO(2max)), and blood lactic acid were measured during the rest period and at 3 recovery points of time (5th, 30th and 60th min) post-exercise. The results showed that the acupuncture group (PC6 and ST36) has significantly lower HR(max), VO(2max) and blood lactic acid than both the sham and normal groups at the 30th min post-exercise. Blood lactic acid of the acupuncture group was also significantly lower than that of the other two groups in the 60th min post-exercise. Our findings have shed some light on the development of effective acupuncture schemes to enhance the recovery ability for elite basketball athletes.

  1. Integrating acupuncture with exercise-based physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Chen, Lan X; Mao, Jun J; Fernandes, Shawn; Galantino, Mary Lou; Guo, Wensheng; Lariccia, Patrick; Teal, Valerie L; Bowman, Marjorie A; Schumacher, H Ralph; Farrar, John T

    2013-09-01

    Knee osteoarthritis is a chronic disease associated with significant morbidity and economic cost. The efficacy of acupuncture in addition to traditional physical therapy has received little study. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of integrating a standardized true acupuncture protocol versus nonpenetrating acupuncture into exercise-based physical therapy (EPT). This was a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial at 3 physical therapy centers in Philadelphia, PA. We studied 214 patients (66% African Americans) with at least 6 months of chronic knee pain and x-ray-confirmed Kellgren scores of 2 or 3. Patients received 12 sessions of acupuncture directly following EPT over 6 to 12 weeks. Acupuncture was performed at the same 9 points dictated by the traditional Chinese "Bi" syndrome approach to knee pain, using either standard needles or Streitberger non-skin-puncturing needles. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with at least a 36% improvement in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index score at 12 weeks. Both treatment groups showed improvement from combined therapy with no difference between true (31.6%) and nonpenetrating acupuncture (30.3%) in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index response rate (P = 0.5) or report of minor adverse events. A multivariable logistic regression prediction model identified an association between a positive expectation of relief from acupuncture and reported improvement. No differences were noted by race, sex, or age. Puncturing acupuncture needles did not perform any better than nonpuncturing needles integrated with EPT. Whether EPT, acupuncture, or other factors accounted for any improvement noted in both groups could not be determined in this study. Expectation for relief was a predictor of reported benefit.

  2. 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.

  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. 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...

  5. Vibration-induced finger flexion reflex and inhibitory effect of acupuncture on this reflex in cervical spinal cord injury patients.

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    Takakura, N; Iijima, S; Kanamaru, A; Shibuya, M; Homma, I; Ohashi, M

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    The vibration-induced finger flexion reflex (VFR) and the inhibitory effect of acupuncture on this reflex were studied in five cervical spinal cord injury patients (C-SCIs). VFR, which is a tonic finger flexion reflex induced by vibratory stimulation on the finger tip, was induced before and after acupuncture was carried out on the same hand. A stainless steel needle was inserted to the Hoku point. As in healthy subjects, VFR was performed and it was significantly inhibited by acupuncture in the C-SCIs; mean maximum VFR was 204.2 +/- S.E. 68.6 g before and 119.8 +/- S.E. 42.2 g after acupuncture. The present results suggest that at least part of the reflex center for VFR is located in the spinal cord and that part of VFR inhibition by acupuncture may be mediated via the spinal cord.

  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. Integrating Acupuncture into Cancer Care

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    Tsai-Ju Chien

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Oncology acupuncture has become a new and promising field of research because more and more cancer patients have sought non-pharmacological alternatives for symptom management. While different mechanisms have been proposed to explain its efficacy, including theories of the neural system, endocrine cytokine or immunological regulation, its eventual role has become that of alleviating the side effects induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. In this paper, we have reviewed the related articles focusing on acupuncture mechanisms and applications in cancer care to provide a quick sketch of acupuncture in cancer care. A detailed search was performed to identify the randomized controlled trials (RCTs and systematic reviews on acupuncture in oncology, using PUBMED and Cochrane. The search terms included: Acupuncture, acupressure, and cancer. Additional terms were used to target specific symptoms (i.e., breast cancer, hot flash, xerostomia, nausea, vomiting, cancer pain, insomnia, fatigue. Two authors independently extracted data for analysis and review. Ultimately, 25 articles underwent full-text review. Recent trials made efforts in studying (a hot flashes in breast cancer, (b xerostomia induced by radiotherapy in head and neck cancer, (c nausea and vomiting post-chemotherapy, (d cancer pain, and (e fatigue and insomnia in cancer patients. Controversial results for acupuncture application in cancer care appeared in different categories, but a trend emerged that acupuncture can palliate cancer-related symptoms. The research to date certainly offers us a valid complementary therapy in treating cancer-related symptoms. Meanwhile, practical strategies with safe measures for enhancing the efficacy are needed in further interventions, as well as continuing research with a validated methodology.

  8. [Observation on therapeutic effect of acupuncture on early peripheral facial paralysis].

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    Fu, Xiao-hu

    2007-07-01

    To observe therapeutic effects of acupuncture at different opportunities on peripheral facial paralysis. Fifty-two cases were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=28) and a control group (n=24). The treatment group at the acute stage (1-10 days) were treated with acupuncture at Dicang (ST 4), Jiache (ST 6), Yangbai (GB 14), etc., with less than 4 points selected on the face and with shallow puncture, and 10 days later electroacupuncture were added at acupoints selected routinely; the control group were treated with the same methods as the treatment group but acupuncture was not given at the acute stage. The cured rate of 78.6% in the treatment group was significantly higher than 50.0% in the control group (P acupuncture is a key for achieving the best therapeutic effect on facial paralysis.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. [Clinical research of post-stroke motor aphasia treated with acupoint application of jieyu plaster combined with acupuncture].

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    Fei, Aihua; Cai, Shengchao; Xu, Bin

    2015-11-01

    To compare the difference in clinical efficacy on post-stroke motor aphasia among the combined therapy of acupoint application of jieyu plaster and acupuncture, simple acupuncture and simple acupoint application of jieyu plaster. Eighty-six patients of post-stroke motor aphasia were randomized into an acupuncture group (28 cases) , an acupoint application gruop (29 cases) and the combined therapy group (29 cases). In the acupuncture group, acupuncture was applied at the Speech No. 1 area and three-tongue needling points, once a day, 6 times a week. In the acupoint application group, jieyue plaster was applied to Yongquan (KI 1) and Laogong (PC 8), once a day, and the bilateral acupoints were selected alternatively. In the combined therapy group, the therapeutic methods of the first two groups were used in combination. The treatment lasted for 4 weeks in the three groups. The speech function score was observed and compared before and after treatment in the three groups and the efficacy was compared among the three groups. The total effective rate was 86.2% (25/29) in the combined therapy group, which was better than 67.9% (19/28) in the acupuncture group and 69.0% (20/29) in the acupoint application group (both P plaster and acupuncture apparently improves the speech function in the treatment of post-stroke motor aphasia and the efficacy is better than that of simple acupuncture or simple acupoint application.

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

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    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.

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

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    Xu, Yu-Dong; Cui, Jian-Mei; Wang, Yu; Yin, Lei-Miao; Gao, Chang-Ke; Liu, Xiao-Yan; Wei, Ying; Liu, Yan-Yan; Jiang, Yong-Liang; Shan, Chun-Xiao; Yang, Yong-Qing

    2012-01-01

    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. PMID:23304218

  14. [Inheritance and evolution of acupuncture manipulation techniques of Zhejiang acupuncture masters in modern times].

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    Yu, Daxiong; Ma, Ruijie; Fang, Jianqiao

    2015-05-01

    There are many eminent acupuncture masters in modern times in the regions of Zhejiang province, which has developed the acupuncture schools of numerous characteristics and induces the important impacts at home and abroad. Through the literature collection on the acupuncture schools in Zhejiang and the interviews to the parties involved, it has been discovered that the acupuncture manipulation techniques of acupuncture masters in modern times are specifically featured. Those techniques are developed on the basis of Neijing (Internal Classic), Jinzhenfu (Ode to Gold Needle) and Zhenjiu Dacheng (Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion). No matter to obey the old maxim or study by himself, every master lays the emphasis on the research and interpretation of classical theories and integrates the traditional with the modern. In the paper, the acupuncture manipulation techniques of Zhejiang acupuncture masters in modern times are stated from four aspects, named needling techniques in Internal Classic, feijingzouqi needling technique, penetrating needling technique and innovation of acupuncture manipulation.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. [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.

  18. 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.

  19. The effect of acupuncture treatment for insomnia in chronic hemodialysis patients

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    Widjaja, J. A.; Simadibrata, C.; Srilestari, A.; Marbun, M. B. H.

    2017-08-01

    Insomnia is a problem often experienced by patients on chronic dialysiswhich reduces their quality of life. Current management of insomnia with this specific group of patients has yet to produce optimum results. In this study, we explored the roleof acupuncture as a treatment for symptoms of insomnia in patients on chronic dialysis. Twenty-eight hemodialysis patients suffering from insomnia were divided randomly into two groups, an acupuncture group (n = 15) who received acupuncture treatment at the points HT7 Shenmen, PC6 Neiguan, GV20 Baihui, and EX-HN1 Sishenchong, anda control group (n = 13) who underwenta sham procedure in which a needle was inserted into an elastic bandage at the same points. The acupuncture treatment was done during hemodialysis twice a week for five weeks. PSQI scores and the WHOQOL-BREF were assessed before treatment, after the fifth treatment, and at the end of the treatment. Significant differences were found in the PSQI score ((4.20±2.27 vs. 11.23±3.37) p = 0.000) and in the WHOQOL-BREF ((94.53±10.08 vs. 82.69±11.90) p = 0.008) between the acupuncture group and the control group by the end of the period of treatment. Acupuncture treatment effectively improved the quality of sleep and the quality of life for these chronic hemodialysis patients.

  20. Acupuncture Therapy for the Treatment of Myelosuppression after Chemotherapy: A Literature Review over the Past 10 Years.

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    Fu, Hongwei; Chen, Bo; Hong, Shouhai; Guo, Yi

    2015-06-01

    The aim of this study is to review current studies on the effect of acupuncture therapy on bone marrow suppression after chemotherapy. The authors of the present paper have searched related literature over the past 10 years at home and abroad, analyzing the features and the effects of acupuncture therapy (including acupuncture, moxibustion, point injection, point application, etc.) for treating myelosuppression after tumor chemotherapy. We also discuss the year of publication, document type, acupuncture therapy, acupoint selection, and adverse effects with figures. We analyzed 159 articles related to acupuncture therapy from 2004 to 2013, and the analysis revealed that point injection was the most frequently used therapy for clinical applications, and that Zusanli (ST36) was the most frequently used acupoint. The results showed that some problems regarding the design method, acupoint selection, and acupuncture intervention measure existed in those research studies. We hope to provide readers with an overall and objective understanding of acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for treating myelosuppression after tumor chemotherapy. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  1. 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

  2. [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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. [Comparative study on effect of acupuncture and lidocaine block for lumbar myofascial pain syndrome].

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    Jiang, Gui-Mei; Lin, Mou-De; Wang, Lu-Ying

    2013-03-01

    To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points mainly for lumbar myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Sixty-six cases of MPS were randomized into an acupuncture group and a lidocaine group, 33 cases in each group. The acupuncture group was treated with acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points combined with needling local myofascial trigger points (MTrP), and the lidocaine group was treated with local block at trigger points with lidocaine injection. The treatment was given once every 2 days. After three and five times of the treatment, the simplified McGill scale, Oswestry disability index (ODI) and pressure-pain threshold were assessed to compare the therapeutic effects between the two groups. After treatment, the scores of simplified McGill and ODI of two groups were obviously reduced while the score of pressure-pain threshold was obviously increased (all P 0.05). Acupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points combined with needling MTrP is an effective and safe therapy for lumbar MPS, the therapeutic effect is equal to lidocaine block.

  6. 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.

  7. A functional magnetic resonance imaging study on the effect of acupuncture at GB34 (Yanglingquan) on motor-related network in hemiplegic patients.

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    Chen, Xing; Zhang, Hua; Zou, Yihuai

    2015-03-19

    Functional disability of stroke patients, especially limb motor function, seriously impacts the quality of life. Although acupuncture at GB34 (Yang-ling-quan) has been shown to be effective on the recovery of motor function, the underlying mechanism has not been well explored. To explore the central mechanisms of immediate effect of acupuncture at GB34 on motor-related network of stroke patients with hemiplegia. A repeated measures ANOVA method was employed to investigate the effect of acupuncture at GB34 on functional connectivity of motor-related network. Six stroke patients with left hemiplegia were recruited. A left hand motor task fMRI experiment was performed before and right after acupuncture. Sham point acupuncture was taken as control. The most significant fMRI signal changes during motor task in the right precentral gyrus were identified, which was selected as a seed point for connectivity analysis. Then the functional connectivity of this seed point was compared between verum and sham point acupuncture. Compared to sham, acupuncture at GB34 showed positive interaction effect at right temporal pole, left lingual gyrus, and left cerebellum. While negative interaction effect mainly occurred at contralateral motor cortex and ipsilateral motor cortex of lower limb. Acupuncture at GB34 may increase motor-cognition connectivity meanwhile decrease compensation of unaffected motor cortex and homolateral synkinesis, which can definitely promote the rehabilitation of hemiplegia and spasm. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available 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. Result : The following results were obtained; 1. The significant difference in VAS was showed before and after treatment in only needle acupuncture therapy. 2. The significant difference in pain threshold and VAS was showed before and after treatment in needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy. 3. In the pain threshold, the significant difference between only needle acupuncture and needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy was not showed. 4. Needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy showed the more effective change of VAS than only needle acupuncture therapy. Conclusion : In the pain control, needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy is more effective than only needle acupuncture therapy.

  15. Consecutive Acupuncture Stimulations Lead to Significantly Decreased Neural Responses

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

    2010-01-01

    Objective: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), in combination with block design paradigms with consecutive acupuncture stimulations, has often been used to investigate the neural responses to acupuncture. In this study, we investigated whether previous acupuncture stimulations can affect

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Laser acupuncture effect on fetal well-being during induction of labor.

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    Alsharnoubi, Jehan; Khattab, Amal; Elnoury, Amr

    2015-01-01

    Labor induction with traditional drugs is sometimes associated with fetal complications as fetal distress or death. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of labor induction by laser acupuncture on fetal well-being in post-term pregnancy. Nulliparous women at 40 weeks or greater were randomized to sham laser group versus laser acupuncture group. Each session consisted of laser application on bilateral points LI 4, SP 6, BL 31, and BL 32. The study was conducted in Cairo University, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences. Sixty nulliparous women were randomized into laser acupuncture group n = 30 and control group n = 30. Women were treated in both groups in three consecutive days in post-date pregnancy. Results (66.6%) showed a significant difference in rate of normal vaginal delivery (NVD) between acupuncture group (50%) and control group (50%) (p = 0.002). There was no significant difference of enrollment delivery time between laser acupuncture and sham groups (p > 0.05). There were six cases of cesarean section (CS) due to no fetal movement with normal cardiotocography (CTG). Laser acupuncture has no effect on fetus, and its effect on fetal movement needs more investigations. Laser can induce labor if the cervical length is less than 1 cm and dilation (0).

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

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

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    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

  9. Is sham acupuncture as effective as traditional Chinese acupuncture? It's too early to say.

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    Zhang, Li-Li; Chu, Qin; Wang, Shu; Lai, Hilary; Xie, Bing-Bing

    2016-07-01

    Many clinical trials and experimental studies claim that sham acupuncture is as effective as traditional Chinese acupuncture. However, these studies have no standard sham acupuncture control and many other factors can affect the clinical effect. These factors include needle retention time, treatment frequency, and the total number of treatments needed for satisfactory results, and all can change the clinical effect. The majority of existing acupuncture treatment studies do not consider these factors and lack standard dosage criteria. Therefore, it is still too early to conclude that sham acupuncture is as effective as traditional Chinese acupuncture. This article investigates the factors that influence the curative effect of acupuncture as to help set a standard for acupuncture studies in the future.

  10. [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.

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

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

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    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.

  14. Clinical observation of coordinated treatment of psychological language, acupuncture point stimulation and gastric pacing on refractory functional dyspepsia%心理语言、穴位刺激和胃电起搏协同治疗难治性功能性消化不良

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    陈英; 张洪领; 杨春敏; 杜斌; 范勤; 唐合兰; 韩全力; 李静; 贾敏; 于妍

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究心理语言、穴位刺激、胃电起搏同步协同治疗方法(coordinated treatment of psychological language,acupuncture point stimulation and gastric pacing,CTPAG)治疗难治性功能性消化不良的临床疗效.方法 根据罗马Ⅲ标准选取80例难治性功能性消化不良患者,随机分为两组:口服药物组(n=38)和CTPAG组(n=42),比较两组受试者在症状评分、焦虑评分、抑郁评分中的差异.结果 与口服药物组比较,CTPAG组临床症状评分明显下降,疗效显著率明显升高;焦虑、抑郁评分也明显下降,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 心理语言、穴位刺激和胃电起搏协同治疗难治性功能性消化不良疗效优于常规口服药物,是功能性消化不良非药物治疗的一种新选择.%Objective To investigate a new method for treating refractory functional dyspepsia ( FD) with coordinated treatment of psychological language, acupuncture point stimulation and gastric pacing (CTPAG). Methods Eighty refractory FD patients were selected according to the Rome III criteria. These patients were randomly divided into oral application group (n =38) and CTPAG group (n =42). The scores of clinical symptom, anxiety and depression were e-valuated and analyzed. Results Compared with the oral application group, the scores of clinical symptom were descended , the ratios of therapeutic effect were elevated, and the scores of anxiety and depression were also descended in CTPAG group (P <0. 05 ). Conclusion CTPAG, a new non-drug method for treating refractory functional dyspepsia is effective and reliable. The curative effect surpasses the traditionary method of oral application.

  15. 心理语言、穴位刺激和胃电起搏协同改善功能性消化不良的胃感觉功能%Coordinated treatment of psychological language, acupuncture point stimulation and gastric pacing on functional dyspepsia by improving gastric sensory function

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    陈英; 张洪领; 杨春敏; 颜伟; 杜斌; 唐合兰; 范勤; 韩全力; 李静; 贾敏

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究心理语言、穴位刺激、胃电起搏协同治疗方法(Coordinated Treatment of Psychological language,Acupuncture point stimulation and Gastric pacing,CTPAG)治疗难治性功能性消化不良的临床疗效及可能机制.方法 根据罗马Ⅲ标准选取80例难治性功能性消化不良患者,随机分为两组:口服药物组(n=38)和CTPAG组(n=42),比较两组受试者在症状评分、临床疗效、胃感觉功能中的差异.结果 与口服药物组比较,CTPAG组中临床症状评分明显下降,疗效显著率明显升高;胃的初次饱足阈值和最大耐受阈值均明显增加,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 心理语言、穴位刺激和胃电起搏协同治疗(CTPAG)可能通过增加胃的可耐受容积,降低内脏敏感性,达到改善早饱、腹胀、进食少等疗效;并且CTPAG组优于常规口服药物组,是难治性FD非药物治疗的一种新选择.%Objective To investigate a new method for treating intractable functional dyspepsia (FD) with Coordinated Treatment of Psychological language, Acupuncture point stimulation and Gastric pacing ( CTPAG). Methods Eighty intractable FD patients were selected according to the Rome III criteria. Two groups were separated randomly o o-ral application group ( n = 38 ) and CTPAG group ( n = 42). The scores of clinical symptom, therapeutic effect and gastric sensory function were all evaluated and analyzed. Results In the CTPAG group, the scores of clinical symptom were descended, the ratios of therapeutic effect were elevated, and the satiation threshold values were also elevated compared with the oral application group (P < 0.05). Conclusion CTPAG, a new choice for treating intractable functional dyspepsia is effective and reliable. The curative effect surpasses the traditionary method of oral application. CTPAG may increase gastric tolerant volume, decrease visceral sensitivity and achieve to improve the symptoms such as early full, abdominal distension

  16. 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.

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

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    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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 a