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  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 substa...

  2. 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. PMID:27053944

  3. Clinical Application of Heat-Acupuncture Therapy

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    Guan Zunhui; Wang Xinzhong

    2006-01-01

    @@ Heat-acupuncture therapy refers to a therapeutic method with which a GZH heat-acupuncture apparatus is used to warm the needle inserted in the human body, and to keep the needle in a constant temperature. It has been proved by clinical researches over 20 years that the heat-acupuncture therapy can yield a joint therapeutic effect of acupuncture,moxibustion, moxibustion with warming needle and fire needle, thus raising the clinical therapeutic effects in treating certain diseases.

  4. A Clinical Study of Bee Venom Acupuncture Therapy on External Epicondylitis

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    Kyung-Tae Kim

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective : This study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Bee Venom acupuncture therapy on external epicondylitis. Methods : We divided chronic arthritis of ankle patient into 2 groups; one group combined bee venom acupuncture therapy and acupuncture therapy, another group was only acupuncture therapy. To estimate the effectiveness of treatment that applied for two groups, we used visual analog scale(VAS. We compared the VAS score of two groups statistically. Results : 1. As a result of evaluation by using visual analog scale(VAS, treatment score at final was marked more higher than score before treatment on each groups. 2. treatment at final, acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture therapy group had significant result on visual analog scale(VAS compared with acupuncture therapy group. Conclusion : Bee Venom acupuncture therapy can be used with acupuncture therapy for highly effective treatment for external epicondylitis.

  5. Acupuncture and Medicated Oxygen Therapy for Multiple Infarctional Dementia

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    HOU An-le; WANG Lei; BO Yuan; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and medicated oxygen therapy in the treatment of multiple infarctional dementia(MID). Methods 150 cases of MID were randomized into three groups: group A in which 50 cases were treated by acupuncture and medicated oxygen, group B in which 50 cases were treated by acupuncture and inhaled oxygen and group C in which 50 cases were simply treated by acupuncture. Results The clinical effects were obviously better in group A than those in group B and group C ( P < 0.05, P < 0.01 ). Conclusion Chinese medicine together with oxygen and acupuncture can improve brain blood circulation, activate brain cells, increase the volume of brain blood flow and its blood supply, and enhance the clinical effects.

  6. Treatment of 60 Cases of Simple Obesity by Acupuncture plus Tuina Therapy

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    SHANG Xiao-ling; HUANG Guo-qi

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy plus Tuina therapy in the treatment of simple obesity. Methods Ninety-eight cases of the patients were randomly divided into the two groups and 60 cases in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture therapy plus Tuina therapy, and 38 cases in the control group were treated with single acupuncture therapy. Results The effective rate was 100% in the treatment group and was 71.0% in the control group, P < 0. 01. Conclusion Acupuncture therapy plus Tuina therapy is better than single acupuncture therapy in the treatment of simple obesity.

  7. Acupuncture Therapy for Multiple Infarctional Dementia

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    SHEN Wei-dong; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Purpose To observe the clinical efficacy of combined electro-acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of multiple infarctional dementia. Methods Eighty-eight patients were randomized into two groups:treatment group in which 48 cases were treated by combined electro-acupuncture and moxibustion and control group in which 40 cases were treated by oral administration of Huperzine A. Results The total effective rate was 90% in treatment group and 71% in control group,with a significant difference ( P < 0.05 ); the score of Mini-mental State Examination (MMSE) increased more obviously in treatment group than in control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Combined electro-acupuncture and moxibustion is effective in improving the clinical symptoms of multiple infarctional dementia.

  8. Clinical effects of acupuncture therapy for vascular dementia

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    Lei Zhao; Yi Guo; Jun Xiong; Wei Wang; Yuanhao Du; Lijuan Yan

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical acupuncture treatment studies for vascular dementia, as well as to collect high-quality evidence related to clinical acupuncture treatment for clinical diagnosis.DATA SOURCES: PubMed database(1966-2010), Embase database(1986-2010), Cochrane Library(Issue 1,2010), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database(1979-2010), China HowNet database(1979-2010), VI P Journals Database(1989-2010), and Wanfang database(1998-2010)were analyzed by computer.DATA SELECTION: Any form of acupuncture(needles, electro-acupuncture, laser acupuncture,pointer, or ear acupuncture), as well as blank, placebo, Western medicine, acupuncture therapy combined with other therapies, and randomized or quasi-randomized controlled studies were included. The priority was given to high-quality randomized, controlled trials. Data were independently extracted from two reviewers and cross-checked in accordance with high to low standards utilizing evidence-based medicine to answer five relevant clinical questions. Statistical outcome indicators were measured using RevMan 5.0.20 software, such as overall function,Hasegawa Dementia Scale score, Functional Activities Questionnaire score, Mini Mental State Examination, and efficacy of daily living activities.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The present study assessed standards of efficacy, including Hasegawa Dementia Scale score, Functional Activities Questionnaire score, Mini Mental State Examination, and efficacy of daily living activities.RESULTS: A total of 11 articles were included, including one with systematic reviews/meta-analysis,one with Cochrane A level, eight with Cochrane B level, and one with Cochrane C level evidence.Acupuncture resulting in improved overall function and cognitive function was superior than Western medicine. A system evaluation showed the following: weighted mean difference(WMD)=5.64, 95% confidence interval(CI): 2.87-11.09, P <0.01; WMD = 6.07, 95% CI:3.76-8.38, P<0.01.Two articles with Class B evidences

  9. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care

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    Lau, Charlotte H. Y.; Wu, Xinyin; Vincent C. H. Chung; Liu, Xin; Hui, Edwin P.; Cramer, Holger; Lauche, Romy; Wong, Samuel Y. S.; Lau, Alexander Y.L.; Sit, Regina S. T.; Eric T. C. Ziea; Ng, Bacon F. L.; Wu, Justin C. Y.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. ...

  10. Acupuncture

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    ... it is best to check with your insurance company to find out if all or part of your acupuncture treatment will be covered. If your insurance does not cover acupuncture, you can talk to your acupuncturist about their fees and possible discounts if you are a student. Some college or ...

  11. 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. |

  12. 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

  13. EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY ON A, B AND O BLOOD GROUPS--Relationship between A, B, O blood groups and the acupuncture therapy

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    Amit Kr. Chakraborty; Mrigendranath Gantait; Biswapati Mukherjee

    2005-01-01

    Efficacy of acupuncture therapy varies in patients with similar ailments. The present study was undertaken to search for a marker for better efficacy of acupuncture therapy. The study was made in 224 patients including osteoarthritis 141 (62.94 %), polyarthritis 23 (10.26 %), Bursitis & synovitis 15 (6.69 %) and others 45 (20.08 %). ABO blood groups were tested for each patient. It appears that patients belonging to group AB and B responded well to acupuncture therapy in proportionately more number. Good result was achieved in 47.82 % cases in group AB and 46.04 % cases in group B, whereas patients of group A and O showed good result in 27.65 % and 26.15 % cases respectively. Apparently it may be concluded that patients of AB & B blood groups would respond comparatively well to acupuncture therapy.

  14. Clinical Study on the Visceral Differentiation-Based Acupuncture Therapy for Insomnia

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    LING Li; JIANG Xin-mei; XUE Jin-wei; WANG Miao; KE Rui

    2008-01-01

    objective;To investigate the clinical effects of acupuncture for insomnia on the basis of visceral differentiation.Methods;Seventy cases of insomnia were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group,The former was treated by acupuncture based on visceral differentiation and the latter by the routine acupuncture therapy.Results;The clinical effcts were significantly better in the treatment group than that of the control group(P<0.05).Conclusion;The visceral difrerentiation-based acupuncture therapy may enhance the therapeutic effects for insomnia patients.

  15. Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome Treated by Tuina Therapy plus Acupuncture

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    CHENG Xiao; HUANG Guo-qi

    2005-01-01

    @@ Temporomandibular joint syndrome is one of the commonly encountered diseases in the department of stomatology and is mainly caused by improper chewing or by subluxation of the temporomandibular joint and is mostly seen in young adults from 20-40 years old. The main symptoms are plucking sound, pain and abnormal mouth-opening movement in the temporomandibular joint, and it often occurs on one side or on two sides. The author has treated 20 cases of temporomandibular joint syndrome by Tuina therapy plus acupuncture.

  16. 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.

  17. Acupuncture

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    2010-01-01

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

  18. ACUPUNCTURE EFFECTIVENESS AS A COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY IN FUNCTIONAL DYSPEPSIA PATIENTS

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    Flavia Altaf da Rocha LIMA

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Context Functional dyspepsia represents a frequent gastrointestinal disorder in clinical practice. According to the Roma III criteria, functional dyspepsia can be classified into two types as the predominant sympton: epigastric pain and postprandial discomfort. Even though the pathophysiology is still uncertain, the functional dyspepsia seems to be related to multiple mechanisms, among them visceral hypersensitivity, changes in the gastroduodenal motility and gastric accommodation and psychological factors. Objective Evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as a complementary to conventional treatment in functional dyspepsia patients. Methods Randomized clinical trial in which were enrolled patients with functional dyspepsia patients in according with Rome III criteria. One group was submitted to drug therapy and specific acupuncture (GI and the other to drug therapy and non-specific acupuncture (GII. The gastrointestinal symptoms, presence of psychiatric disorders and quality of life were evaluated, at the end and three months after treatment. Results After 4 weeks of treatment there was improvement of gastrointestinal symptoms in Group I (55 ± 12 vs 29 ± 8.8; P = 0.001 and Group II (50.5 ± 10.2 vs 46 ± 10.5; P = 0.001. Quality of life was significantly better in Group I than group II (93.4 ± 7.3 vs 102.4 ± 5.1; P = 0.001. Anxiety (93.3% vs 0%; P = 0.001 and depression (46.7% vs 0%; P = 0.004 were significantly lower in Group I than group II. When comparing the two groups after 4 weeks of treatment, gastrointestinal symptoms (29 ± 8.8 vs 46 ± 10.5; P<0.001 and quality of life (102.4 ± 5.1 vs 96 ± 6.1; P = 0.021 were significantly better in Group I than group II. Three months after the treatment, gastrointestinal symptoms remained better only in Group I, when compared to the pre-treatment values (38 ± 11.3 vs 55 ± 12; P = 0.001. Conclusion In patients with functional dyspepsia the complementary acupuncture treatment is superior to

  19. Acupuncture therapy for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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    Shulman, Lisa M; Wen, X; Weiner, William J; Bateman, Dinorah; Minagar, Alireza; Duncan, Robert; Konefal, Janet

    2002-07-01

    Interest in alternative medical treatments, including acupuncture, is increasing. Alternative treatments must be subjected to the same objective standards as all medical treatments. A non-blinded pilot study of the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of acupuncture (ACUPX) for the symptoms of (PD) was performed. Twenty PD patients (mean age, 68 years; disease duration, 8.5 years; Hoehn and Yahr [H&Y] stage, 2.2; Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score [UPDRS], 38.7) each received acupuncture treatments by a licensed acupuncturist. All patients were treated with two acupuncture treatment sessions per week. The first seven patients received 10 treatments and the last 13 patients 16 treatments. Patients were evaluated before and after ACUPX with the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP); UPDRS; H & Y; Schwab and England (S & E); Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI); Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); quantitative motor tests, including timed evaluations of arm pronation supination movements, finger dexterity, finger movements between two fixed measured points, and the stand-walk-sit test; and a patient questionnaire designed for the study. Following ACUPX, there were no significant changes in the UPDRS, H&Y, S&E, BAI, BDI, quantitative motor tests, total SIP or the two SIP Dimension scores. Analysis of the 12 SIP categories not corrected for multiple comparisons revealed a post-ACUPX improvement in the sleep and rest category only (P = 0.03). On the patient questionnaire, 85% of patients reported subjective improvement of individual symptoms including tremor, walking, handwriting, slowness, pain, sleep, depression, and anxiety. There were no adverse effects. ACUPX therapy is safe and well tolerated in PD patients. A range of PD and behavioral scales failed to show improvement following ACUPX other than sleep benefit, although patients reported other discrete symptomatic improvements. A broad battery of tests in PD patients suggested that ACUPX resulted in improvement of sleep and

  20. FORTY CASES OF INSOMNIA TREATED WITH ACUPUNCTURE, MASSAGE AND MUSIC THERAPY

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    WANG Lin-yu

    2005-01-01

    @@ Insomnia is a commonly encountered sleep disorder in clinical practice. The author of the present paper treated 40 cases of insomnia with acupuncture and massage combined with music therapy and achieved satisfied outcomes. Following is the report.

  1. Mind-Refreshing Acupuncture Therapy for Facial Spasm,Trigeminal Neuralgia and Stubborn Facial Paralysis

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    刘正; 方桂梅

    2004-01-01

    @@ Facial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia and stubborn facial paralysis are commonly seen in clinic. The authors have obtained quite good therapeutic results for the above diseases by using the mind-refreshing acupuncture therapy. These are introduced in the following.

  2. OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY FOR SIMPLE OBESITY COMPLICATED WITH PREMENSTRUAL TENSION SYNDROME

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    LIU Zhi-cheng; LU Ya-ni; YUAN Jin-hong

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of simple obesity complicated with premenstrual tension syndrome. Methods: A total of 39 cases of simple obesity complicated with premenstrual tension were treated by combination of body acupuncture and otoacupuncture based on syndrome-differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Symptoms, physical signs, obesity indexes and cumulative scores of clinical disease-syndrome before and after treatment were analyzed and compared. Results: After one, two and three courses of treatment, the effective rates were 69.23%, 79.49% and 87.18% respectively. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy works well in the treatment of simple obesity with concurrent premenstrual tension syndrome.

  3. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care

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    Lau, Charlotte H. Y.; Wu, Xinyin; Chung, Vincent C. H.; Liu, Xin; Hui, Edwin P.; Cramer, Holger; Lauche, Romy; Wong, Samuel Y. S.; Lau, Alexander Y. L.; Sit, Regina S. T.; Ziea, Eric T. C.; Ng, Bacon F. L.; Wu, Justin C. Y.

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. Primary outcomes included fatigue, paresthesia and dysesthesias, chronic pain, anorexia, insomnia, limb edema, constipation, and health-related quality of life, of which effective conventional interventions are limited. Thirteen RCTs were included. Compared with conventional interventions, meta-analysis demonstrated that acupuncture and related therapies significantly reduced pain (2 studies, n = 175, pooled weighted mean difference: −0.76, 95% confidence interval: −0.14 to −0.39) among patients with liver or gastric cancer. Combined use of acupuncture and related therapies and Chinese herbal medicine improved quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer (2 studies, n = 111, pooled standard mean difference: 0.75, 95% confidence interval: 0.36–1.13). Acupressure showed significant efficacy in reducing fatigue in lung cancer patients when compared with sham acupressure. Adverse events for acupuncture and related therapies were infrequent and mild. Acupuncture and related therapies are effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and in improving quality of life when compared with conventional intervention alone among cancer patients. Limitations on current evidence body imply that they should be used as a complement, rather than an alternative, to conventional care. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for managing anorexia, reducing constipation, paresthesia and dysesthesia, insomnia, and limb edema in cancer patients is uncertain, warranting

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

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    İlhan Öztekin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

  7. Acupuncture

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    Chao Ming Te

    1972-01-01

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

  8. Clinical Studies on Herbal Acupuncture Therapy in Peripheral Facial Palsy

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    Shin, Min-Seop

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : The treatment of Bell's palsy must be divided into three states(acute, subacute and healing state. 41 cases of the patient suffering from Bell's palsy were treated and observed from january 2000 to July 2001. The usage of herbal acupunctures on that disease have been effective. So I propose a method of herbal acupunctures on Bell's palsy. Methods : By the states(acute, subacute and healing state of Bell's palsy, SY(消炎 herbal acupuncture is used at the acute state, Hominis Placenta(紫河車 at the subacute, JGH(中氣下陷 at the healing state. Results : 1. At the acute state, SY(消炎 herbal acupuncture is effective to postauricular pain. 2. At the subacute state, Hominis Placenta(紫河車 herbal acupuncture is effective to decreasing pain and improving symptoms. 3. By the states(acute, subacute and healing state of Bell's palsy, SY(消炎, Hominis Placenta(紫河車 and JGH(中氣下陷 herbal acupuncture is effective to improving symptoms of Bell's palsy.

  9. Acupuncture

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    2010-01-01

    2010390 Clinical observation on acupoint injection therapy for chronic gastritis of gastric blood stasis type.ZHANG Yunbo(张云波), et al.Dept Gastroen-terol, Liuzhou Municipal TCM Hosp, Liuzhou 545001.Chin Acupunct &Moxibust 2010;30(10):810-812. Objective To objectively evaluate

  10. Ear Acupuncture Therapy for Masticatory Myofascial and Temporomandibular Pain: A Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Ferreira, Luciano Ambrosio; Grossmann, Eduardo; Januzzi, Eduardo; Gonçalves, Rafael Tardin Rosa Ferraz; Mares, Fernando Antonio Guedes; de Paula, Marcos Vinicius Queiroz; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Pires

    2015-01-01

    Ear acupuncture works by reducing painful sensations with analgesic effect through microsystem therapy and has been demonstrated to be as effective as conventional therapies in the control of facial pain. This clinical trial aimed to evaluate the adjuvant action of auricular acupuncture through an observation of the evolution of temporomandibular and masticatory myofascial symptoms in two groups defined by the therapies elected: auricular acupuncture associated with occlusal splint (study) and the use of the occlusal splint plate alone (control). We have selected 20 patients, who were randomly allocated into two groups of ten individuals. Symptoms were evaluated in five different moments, every seven days. We analyzed the orofacial muscle and joint palpation in order to measure the intensity of the experienced pain. Both groups showed a statistically significant decrease in muscle and joint symptoms (p < 0.05). However, comparisons between the groups showed an expressive and significant reduction of symptomatology in the study group (p < 0.05) already on the first week of therapy. According to the results, to the methodological criteria developed and statistical analysis applied, the conclusion is that auricular acupuncture therapy has synergistic action on conventional occlusal splint treatment. It was demonstrated to be effective in the reduction of symptoms in the short term. PMID:26351510

  11. Ear Acupuncture Therapy for Masticatory Myofascial and Temporomandibular Pain: A Controlled Clinical Trial

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    Luciano Ambrosio Ferreira

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Ear acupuncture works by reducing painful sensations with analgesic effect through microsystem therapy and has been demonstrated to be as effective as conventional therapies in the control of facial pain. This clinical trial aimed to evaluate the adjuvant action of auricular acupuncture through an observation of the evolution of temporomandibular and masticatory myofascial symptoms in two groups defined by the therapies elected: auricular acupuncture associated with occlusal splint (study and the use of the occlusal splint plate alone (control. We have selected 20 patients, who were randomly allocated into two groups of ten individuals. Symptoms were evaluated in five different moments, every seven days. We analyzed the orofacial muscle and joint palpation in order to measure the intensity of the experienced pain. Both groups showed a statistically significant decrease in muscle and joint symptoms (p<0.05. However, comparisons between the groups showed an expressive and significant reduction of symptomatology in the study group (p<0.05 already on the first week of therapy. According to the results, to the methodological criteria developed and statistical analysis applied, the conclusion is that auricular acupuncture therapy has synergistic action on conventional occlusal splint treatment. It was demonstrated to be effective in the reduction of symptoms in the short term.

  12. Report on Disaster Medical Operations with Acupuncture/Massage Therapy After the Great East Japan Earthquake

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    Shin Takayama; Tetsuharu Kamiya; Masashi Watanabe; Atsushi Hirano; Ayane Matsuda; Yasutake Monma; Takehiro Numata; Hiroko Kusuyama; Nobuo Yaegashi

    2012-01-01

    The Great East Japan Earthquake inflicted immense damage over a wide area of eastern Japan with the consequent tsunami. Department of Traditional Asian Medicine, Tohoku University, started providing medical assistance to the disaster-stricken regions mainly employing traditional Asian therapies. We visited seven evacuation centers in Miyagi and Fukushima Prefecture and provided acupuncture/massage therapy. While massage therapy was performed manually, filiform needles and press tack needles w...

  13. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews.

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    Wu, Xinyin; Chung, Vincent C H; Hui, Edwin P; Ziea, Eric T C; Ng, Bacon F L; Ho, Robin S T; Tsoi, Kelvin K F; Wong, Samuel Y S; Wu, Justin C Y

    2015-01-01

    Acupuncture and related therapies such as moxibustion and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation are often used to manage cancer-related symptoms, but their effectiveness and safety are controversial. We conducted this overview to summarise the evidence on acupuncture for palliative care of cancer. Our systematic review synthesised the results from clinical trials of patients with any type of cancer. The methodological quality of the 23 systematic reviews in this overview, assessed using the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews Instrument, was found to be satisfactory. There is evidence for the therapeutic effects of acupuncture for the management of cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and leucopenia in patients with cancer. There is conflicting evidence regarding the treatment of cancer-related pain, hot flashes and hiccups, and improving patients' quality of life. The available evidence is currently insufficient to support or refute the potential of acupuncture and related therapies in the management of xerostomia, dyspnea and lymphedema and in the improvement of psychological well-being. No serious adverse effects were reported in any study. Because acupuncture appears to be relatively safe, it could be considered as a complementary form of palliative care for cancer, especially for clinical problems for which conventional care options are limited.

  14. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for palliative care of cancer: overview of systematic reviews.

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    Wu, Xinyin; Chung, Vincent C H; Hui, Edwin P; Ziea, Eric T C; Ng, Bacon F L; Ho, Robin S T; Tsoi, Kelvin K F; Wong, Samuel Y S; Wu, Justin C Y

    2015-01-01

    Acupuncture and related therapies such as moxibustion and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation are often used to manage cancer-related symptoms, but their effectiveness and safety are controversial. We conducted this overview to summarise the evidence on acupuncture for palliative care of cancer. Our systematic review synthesised the results from clinical trials of patients with any type of cancer. The methodological quality of the 23 systematic reviews in this overview, assessed using the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews Instrument, was found to be satisfactory. There is evidence for the therapeutic effects of acupuncture for the management of cancer-related fatigue, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and leucopenia in patients with cancer. There is conflicting evidence regarding the treatment of cancer-related pain, hot flashes and hiccups, and improving patients' quality of life. The available evidence is currently insufficient to support or refute the potential of acupuncture and related therapies in the management of xerostomia, dyspnea and lymphedema and in the improvement of psychological well-being. No serious adverse effects were reported in any study. Because acupuncture appears to be relatively safe, it could be considered as a complementary form of palliative care for cancer, especially for clinical problems for which conventional care options are limited. PMID:26608664

  15. Electro-Acupuncture and Block Therapy Combined with Traction for Treatment of Cervical Dysopia

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    Jiang Feizhou; Zhu Gengchuang

    2005-01-01

    @@ Cervical spondylopathy is a commonly and frequently encountered disease characterized by pain in the head, neck and upper extremities, often accompanied with numbness in the extremities and dizziness. The authors have treated 11 cases of cervical spondylopathy whose main symptom is dysopia with electro-acupuncture, block therapy and traction. The quite satisfactory therapeutic results are reported as follows.

  16. Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapies to Manage Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Extremities: A Systematic Review.

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    Cox, Jocelyn; Varatharajan, Sharanya; Côté, Pierre; Optima Collaboration

    2016-06-01

    Study Design Systematic review. Background Little is known about the effectiveness of acupuncture therapies for musculoskeletal disorders. Objective To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapies for musculoskeletal disorders of the extremities. Methods We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1990 to 2015 for randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and case-control studies. Eligible studies were appraised with Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network criteria. A best-evidence synthesis was performed to synthesize results from included studies with a low risk of bias. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to determine the impact of excluding studies with a high risk of bias. Results The search revealed 5180 articles; 15 were included (10 with a low risk of bias, 5 with a high risk of bias). The studies with a low risk of bias suggested that (1) traditional needle acupuncture was superior to oral steroids (1 RCT, n = 77) and may be superior to vitamin B1/B6 supplements (1 RCT, n = 64) for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), and was superior to exercise for Achilles tendinopathy (1 RCT, n = 64). Traditional needle acupuncture did not provide important benefit over placebo for upper extremity pain (1 RCT, n = 128), or no intervention for patellofemoral pain (1 RCT, n = 75), and was inconclusive for shoulder pain (2 RCTs, n = 849), suggesting no important benefit; (2) electroacupuncture may be superior to placebo for shoulder injuries (1 RCT, n = 130) and may not be superior to night splinting for persistent CTS (1 RCT, n = 78); and (3) dry needling may be superior to placebo for plantar fasciitis (1 RCT, n = 84). Sensitivity analysis suggests that including studies with a high risk of bias might have impacted the evidence synthesis in support of managing shoulder pain with traditional needle acupuncture, and that would suggest traditional needle acupuncture may be effective for lateral

  17. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Lau, Charlotte H Y; Wu, Xinyin; Chung, Vincent C H; Liu, Xin; Hui, Edwin P; Cramer, Holger; Lauche, Romy; Wong, Samuel Y S; Lau, Alexander Y L; Sit, Regina S T; Ziea, Eric T C; Ng, Bacon F L; Wu, Justin C Y

    2016-03-01

    Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. Primary outcomes included fatigue, paresthesia and dysesthesias, chronic pain, anorexia, insomnia, limb edema, constipation, and health-related quality of life, of which effective conventional interventions are limited. Thirteen RCTs were included. Compared with conventional interventions, meta-analysis demonstrated that acupuncture and related therapies significantly reduced pain (2 studies, n = 175, pooled weighted mean difference: -0.76, 95% confidence interval: -0.14 to -0.39) among patients with liver or gastric cancer. Combined use of acupuncture and related therapies and Chinese herbal medicine improved quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer (2 studies, n = 111, pooled standard mean difference: 0.75, 95% confidence interval: 0.36-1.13). Acupressure showed significant efficacy in reducing fatigue in lung cancer patients when compared with sham acupressure. Adverse events for acupuncture and related therapies were infrequent and mild. Acupuncture and related therapies are effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and in improving quality of life when compared with conventional intervention alone among cancer patients. Limitations on current evidence body imply that they should be used as a complement, rather than an alternative, to conventional care. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for managing anorexia, reducing constipation, paresthesia and dysesthesia, insomnia, and limb edema in cancer patients is uncertain, warranting future RCTs in

  18. Efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for nerve deafness: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

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    Jiang, Yuebo; Shi, Xian; Tang, Yan

    2015-01-01

    Background: Acupuncture is one of the important parts of therapeutic methods in traditional Chinese medicine, and has been widely used for the treatment of nerve deafness in recent years. The current study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for nerve deafness compared with conventional medicine therapy. Methods: PubMed, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, the Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, the Chinese Biomedical Database, th...

  19. Adverse events of acupuncture and occlusal splint therapy in the treatment of craniomandibular disorders.

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    List, T; Helkimo, M

    1992-10-01

    Occlusal splint therapy and acupuncture have been found to provide positive treatment in a number of studies. As with other therapies, adverse events may occur. In this paper, adverse event refers to any reaction to a treatment besides the intended treatment effect--irrespective of any correlation between the treatment and the reaction. This reaction can be positive, as well as negative, to the patient. In the present study, 61 patients with craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD) were treated with acupuncture or occlusal splint therapy and the adverse events were carefully recorded. The results show that the profile of the adverse events differed between the two treatment modes. Acupuncture seemed to have adverse events of a more general nature, e.g., relaxed feeling, improved sleep, temporarily increased pain; whereas, adverse events of occlusal splint therapy seemed to be more locally related to the orofacial region, e.g., increased/decreased salivation and tension in the teeth. The majority of the patients responded positively to both treatment modalities. Only in a few cases did the patients consider the treatment uncomfortable. No serious adverse event or complication was observed in this study.

  20. Combined treatment using acupuncture and music therapy on children with cerebral palsy Gross motor function measure comparison In 60 cases

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    Lixiong Wu; Haibo Yu; Yongfeng Liu

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The use of acupuncture has received recognition to effectively treat cerebral palsy. Moreover, music therapy can be used to modify treatment of cerebral palsy. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of combined treatment using acupuncture and music therapy on gross motor function measure (GMFM) of children with cerebral palsy, compared with acupuncture treatment alone. DESIGN, TIME AND SETTING: Randomized, controlled, clinical study. The experiment was conducted in Shenzhen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine between January 2007 and September 2007. PARTICIPANTS: All children with cerebral palsy in the trial were from the outpatient department of Shenzhen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The children were randomly divided into two groups: 30 children in Group B received acupuncture and music therapy, while 30 children in Group A received only acupuncture therapy. METHODS: Subjects in Groups A and B received acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation. The main acupoints were necessary for all participants. At first, flash needling was applied to the acupoints. For the remaining acupoints, the technique of transverse needling was applied to the head acupoints, and perpendicular needling was used for the other points. The inserted needles were twirled and then maintained for 30 minutes. The needle was twirled for one second every other 10 minutes, without reinforcing-reducing techniques. The therapy was performed every other day. The trial consisted of three periods each, and lasted for 84 days. Subjects in Group B received music therapy. They listened to music that they preferred while acupuncture was being performed. Following acupuncture, they were allowed to perform musical activities, such as percussion, singing, and dancing. The music therapy was scheduled for one hour, including listening to music for 30 minutes and music activities for 30 minutes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The comprehensive functional evaluation scale of cerebral palsy and

  1. Acupuncture Therapy for 130 Cases of Simple Obesity

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    单琴

    2006-01-01

    One hundred and thirty cases of simple obesity were treated by acupuncture plus auricular point sticking, after a course of treatments, 49 cases got marked effect, 73 cases got effect and 8 cases got no effect, the total effective rate was 93.8%, especially the patients with severe obesity got the best effect.%130例单纯性肥胖症患者经针刺和耳穴贴压治疗,经1个疗程治疗后,显效49例,有效73例,无效8例,总有效率为93.8%.尤其以重度肥胖症的减肥效果最佳.

  2. Case Report of Pes Anserine Bursitis patient treated with Bee Venom Acua-Acupuncture Therapy by Using DITI

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    Moon Ja-Young

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Bee Venom Acua-Acupuncture Therapy to the patient of Pes Anserine Bursitis by using DITI. Patient & Methods : The patient was 60-year-old woman who complained severe knee pain. She was treated by bee venom acuaacupuncture therapy. To estimate the efficacy of tratment, we used DITI, visual analog scale, knee joint check(ROM. Results : In this case, we treated patient of Pes Anserine Bursitis for 28 days. bee venom acua-acupuncture therapy efficiently relieved patient's pain and improved ROM. DITI and Visual analog scale also showed significantly valuable changes.

  3. Effects of the Combined Therapy of Acupuncture with Herbal Drugs on Male Immune Infertility-- A Clinical Report of 50 Cases

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    Fu Bing; Lun Xin; Gong Yuzhuo; Wang Xinzhong

    2005-01-01

    To study the clinical effects of the combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs on male immune infertility and on antisperm antibody (AsAb), 100 male cases of infertility with positive AsAb were divided randomly into two groups, each consisting of 50 cases. The acupuncture-drug group was treated with acupuncture on Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23), Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3), Xinshu (BL 15),Geshu (BL 17), Shenmen (HT 7), and Xuehai (SP 10), combined with oral medication of Liuwei treated with oral prednisone. The clinical therapeutic effects and the impact on AsAb were observed in the two groups. The results showed that the total effective rate in the acupuncture-drug group was 90%;while that of the control group was 64%, the comparison showing a statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The positive rate of blood serum and/or AsAb in both the two groups decreased in varying degrees, but the negative-turning rate of AsAb in the acupuncture-drug group was more obvious, the comparison showing also a significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion: The combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs has definite therapeutic effects on male immune infertility, which can regulate AsAb and raise the immunity of the patients.

  4. Phenytoin (Dilantin) and acupuncture therapy in the treatment of intractable oral and facial pain.

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    Lu, Dominic P; Lu, Winston I; Lu, Gabriel P

    2011-01-01

    Phenytoin is an anti-convulsant and anti-arrhythmic medication. Manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies with various brand names, phenytoin (PHT) is also known as Dilantain, Hydantoin or Phenytek in the United States; Dilantain or Remytoine in Canada; Epamin, Hidantoina in Mexico; and Fenidatoin or Fenitron or other names elsewhere in the world. Phenytoin (PHT) is especially useful for patients suffering from intractable oral and facial pain especially those who exhibit anger, stress, depression and irrational emotions commonly seen in the patients with oral and facial pain. When used properly, Phenytoin is also an effective anxiolysis drug in addition to its theraputic effects on pain and can be used alone or, even better, if combined with other compatible sedatives. Phenytoin is particularly valuable when combined with acupuncture for patients with trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyneal neuralgia, Bell's palsy, and some other facial paralysis and pain. It also has an advantage of keeping the patient relatively lucid after treatment. Either PHT or acupuncture alone can benefit patients but the success of treatment outcome may be limited. We found by combining both acupuncture and PHT with Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement by stimulating middle finger at the first segment of ventral (palmar) and lateral surfaces, as well as prescribing PHT with the dosage predetermined for each patient by Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT), the treatment outcome was much better resulted with less recurrence and intensity of pain during episodes of attack. Patients with Bell's palsy were most benefited by acupuncture therapy that could completely get rid of the illness. PMID:21830351

  5. 催眠针法治疗心绞痛的疗效及血浆ET、NO改变的研究%A Study on Hypnotic Acupuncture Therapy for Angina Pectoris and Its Effects on Plasma ET and NO

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    李献; 郑强荪; 宋胜云; 高军军; 尼珍; 袁秀兰; 张录兴

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the treatment effects of hypnotic acupuncture therapy on angina pectoris. Methods: 40 cases of angina pectoris treated by hypnotic acupuncture therapy were compared with 31 cases of angina pectoris treated by pure acupuncture. Results: Symptom relief rate and change of ECG were found to be more desirable in the Hypnotic acupuncture therapy group than in the pure acupuncture group (P<0.01,P<0.05). Pre-post treatment comparisons on levels of anxiety, depression, ET and NO also showed that hypnotic acupuncture therapy was superior to the pure acupuncture group (P<0.05).Conclusion:The present study provides strong support for hypnotic acupuncture therapy for angina pectoris, in terms of its treatment effects on both mental and physical improvement.

  6. Acupuncture and occlusal splint therapy in the treatment of craniomandibular disorders. II. A 1-year follow-up study.

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    List, T; Helkimo, M

    1992-12-01

    Eighty patients, of whom 22 were men and 58 women, participated in a 1-year follow-up study. All participants in the study showed signs and symptoms of craniomandibular disorders (CMD) and had had pain for more than 6 months at treatment start. The patients were randomly assigned to either acupuncture or occlusal splint therapy. Those patients who did not respond to either of the treatment modes were offered various additional therapies. The result showed that 57% of the patients who received acupuncture and 68% of the patients treated with occlusal splint therapy benefited subjectively (p < 0.01) and clinically (p < 0.001) from the treatment over a 12-month period. No statistically significant difference was found between the two groups as to the assessment variables. Those patients who received various additional therapies after acupuncture and/or occlusal splint therapy responded favorably to additional treatment in only a few instances. The study showed that acupuncture gave positive results similar to those of occlusal splint therapy in patients with primarily myogenic CMD symptoms over a 1-year follow-up period.

  7. Laser acupuncture therapy in patients with treatment-resistant temporomandibular disorders.

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    Wen-Long Hu

    Full Text Available To investigate the clinical effects of laser acupuncture therapy for temporomandibular disorders (TMD after ineffective previous treatments.A retrospective observational study was conducted in 29 treatment-resistant TMD patients (25 women, 4 men; age range, 17-67 years. Subjects were treated 3 times per week for 4 weeks with the Handylaser Trion (GaAlAs laser diode, 810 nm, 150 mW, pulsed waves, which delivered 0.375 J of energy (5 s to ST7, ST6, and LI4 and 3 J (40 s to each Ashi point, 7.5-26.25 J/cm2 in total. The visual analog scale (VAS and maximal mouth opening (MMO were evaluated before and after treatment.VAS analysis showed that the patients were free of pain at rest (endpoint after 5.90±6.08 sessions of laser acupuncture for acute TMD and after 16.21±17.98 sessions for chronic TMD. The VAS score on palpation of the temporomandibular joint reduced to 0.30±0.67 for patients with acute TMD (p = 0.005 and to 0.47±0.84 for those with chronic TMD (p<0.001. The MMO significantly increased in patients with acute TMD (7.80±5.43 mm, p = 0.008 and in patients with chronic TMD (15.58±7.87 mm, p<0.001.Our study shows that laser acupuncture therapy improves the symptoms of treatment-resistant TMD. Further studies with a more appropriate design, involving long-term follow-up examinations in a larger patient sample, are needed to evaluate its efficacy.

  8. Innovative approach to laser acupuncture therapy of acute obstruction in asthmatic children

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    Nedeljković Miroslav

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction A prospective randomized study encompassed 100 patients with asthma in the stage of acute bronchial obstruction, 7 to 17 years of age, of both sexes and with the similar rate of attack seventy. The patients were spirometrically monitored (FVC, FEVl, PEF and FEF 25-75% by a pediatrician-pulmonologist for 12 days. Fifty patients were subjected to conservative drug therapy, whereas other 50 patients additionally underwent the Su Jok therapy according to the 6-Ki principles, applying laser ray at the acupuncture points in the hand. After 12 days of treatment the group, in which both therapy methods were applied, reached the range of referent values for all investigated parameters. In the same period of time the group undergoing only conservative drug therapy retained values below the reference ones for the given age for 3 (FEVl, PEFR and FEF 25-75% out of 5 investigated parameters. The obtained results differed from the group subjected to the combined therapy with the high rate of statistical significance. On the basis of the obtained results the efficacy of the 6-Ki technique of Su Jok therapy was confirmed as the therapeutic method supplementary to the conservative drug therapy in the treatment of acute bronchial obstruction in asthmatic children, provided that therapy is carried out in stationary conditions and under constant spirometric surveillance of the patient.

  9. OBSERVATION ON THE TREATMENT OF VERTEBROARTERY TYPE CERVICAL SPONDYLOPATHY INDUCED VERTIGO WITH HYDRO—ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    黄学勇

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effect of hydro-acupuncture therapy for treatment of vertigo induced by vertebroactery type cervical spondylopathy and to study its action mechanisms.Methos:A total of 54 cases of vertebroartery tpye cervical spondylopathy patients were observed in the present study.Fengfu (GV 16) and Jiaji(EX-B 2) near the regenerated cervical vertebral body were used for injection of Ligustrazine injectio,1mL every acupoint,once every other day,with 7 sessions being a therapeutic course.Before and after treatment,cerebral blood flow volume was determined using a Doppler velocimeter.Results:After 2 weeks' treatment,of the 54 cases,28(51.9%) had their vertigo disappeared,13(24.1%) had remarkable improvement,10(18.5%) had improvement and 3(5.5%) failed in the treatment,with an effective rate of 94.5%.After treatment,the peak and mean values of the blood flow velocity of the bilateral vertebral arteries and the basilar artery increased significantly in comparison with pre-treatment (P<0.01).Conclusion:Hydro-acupuncture therapy has an obvious therapeutic effect for relieving vertebroartery type vertigo ane ameliorationg carebral blood supply.

  10. OBSERVATION ON THE TREATMENT OF VERTEBROARTERY TYPE CERVICAL SPONDYLOPATHY INDUCED VERTIGO WITH HYDRO-ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    HUANG Xueyong

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of hydro-acupuncture therapy for treatment of vertigo induced by vertebroartery type cervical spondylopathy and to study its action mechanisms. Methods: A total of 54 cases of vertebroartery type cervical spondylopathy patients were observed in the present study. Fengfu (GV 16) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) near the regenerated cervical vertebral body were used for injection of Ligustrazine injectio, 1 mL every acupoint, once every other day, with 7 sessions being a therapeutic course. Before and after treatment, cerebral blood flow volume was determined using a Doppler velocimeter. Results: After 2 weeks' treatment, of the 54 cases, 28 (51.9% ) had their vertigo disappeared, 13 (24.1% ) had remarkable improvement, 10 (18.5%) had improvement and 3(5.5%) failed in the treatment, with an effective rate of 94.5%. After treatment, the peak and mean values of the blood flow velocity of the bilateral vertebral arteries and the basilar artery increased significantly in comparison with pre-treatment (P < 0.01 ). Conclusion: Hydro-acupuncture therapy has an obvious therapeutic effect for relieving vertebroartery type vertigo and ameliorating cerebral blood supply.

  11. Comparison of Three Protocols: Dietary Therapy and Physical Activity, Acupuncture, or Laser Acupuncture in Management of Obese Females

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    Nayera E Hassan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The aim of this study was to compare efficiency of three types of obesity management protocols: dietary measures and physical activity; acupuncture or laser acupuncture with   healthy diet among obese females. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Randomized longitudinal prospective study, carried out on 76 adult females. Blood pressure, anthropometric, ultrasonographic and biochemical assessments were done. RESULTS: Females undergo nutritional intervention showed highly significant improvement in the anthropometric measurements, visceral fat at umbilicus by US and diastolic blood pressure (decreased, and insignificant differences in fasting blood sugar and lipid profile. Female undergo acupuncture intervention showed highly significant improvement in visceral fat by US, lipid profile (decreased triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL, and increased HDL, and decreased fasting blood sugar, and insignificant differences in the anthropometric measurements. Those undergo laser intervention showed highly significant improvement in all anthropometric measurements under study, visceral fat at umbilicus by US, blood pressure and some parameters of lipid profile (decreased total cholesterol and LDL. CONCLUSIONS: Nutritional intervention alone could be used to reduce weight if the lipid profile within normal range, but if it is impaired, acupuncture should be used beside. To strength the reduction in body anthropometry, laser intervention was recommended beside the nutritional intervention.

  12. Ear Acupuncture Therapy for 37 Cases of Dysmenorrhea Due to Endometriosis

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    向东方; 司徒仪; 梁雪芳; 程兰; 章国来

    2002-01-01

    @@ Endometriosis (EMT) is one of the difficult and complicated cases in gynecology, and its incidence shows a tendency to go up year by year. It is mainly manifested in clinic as dysmenorrhea, acyesis, irregular menstruation and pelvic lumps. Dysmenorrhea is the most characteristic symptom of endometriosis and its relief has important significance in the treatment of the disease. Certain hormonal drugs, such as danazol and gestrinone, exhibit convincing therapeutic effects but with obvious adverse actions. Operative therapy has also some limitations. Since 1997, the disorder has been treated by our special department for endometriosis with ear acupuncture therapy. Meanwhile, a group of patients were treated as controls with the decoction of traditional Chinese drugs for activating blood circulation and removing stasis. The results are reported as follows.

  13. Effects of acupuncture therapy on plasma neuropeptide Y levels and resuscitation in patients with very early stage acute cerebral infarction A randomized controlled study

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    Guozhong Zhang; Lina Ning; Sujuan Gao

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: It is known that acupuncture therapy can decrease plasma neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels in patients with cerebral infarction, but different types of acupuncture therapy used in various stages of cerebral infarction have not been evaluated.OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of acupuncture therapy on resuscitation (Xingnao Kaicliao) and plasma NPY levels in patients with very early stage acute cerebral infarction.DESIGN, TIME AND SETTING: This case-controlled study was performed at the Affiliated Hospital of the Medical College of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force between September 2004 and October 2005.PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients with acute cerebral infarction of ≤ 6 hours were used in this study. Patients were randomly divided into an acupuncture therapy group (n = 30) and a routine treatment group (n = 30). Another 30 healthy subjects were used as the control group.METHODS: The acupuncture therapy of Xingnao Kaiqiao used in the acupuncture therapy group was based on routine western medical treatment and was performed at bilateral Neiguan (PC6) using the twirling, reinforcing-reducing method, Renzhong (DU26) using heavy bird-pecking needling, Sanyinjiao (SP6) using reinforcing and reducing by lifting and thrusting the needle, Jiquan (HT1), Weizhong (BL40) and Chize (LU5) using reinforcing and reducing by lifting and thrusting the needle. The acupuncture lasted for 14 days. Patients in the routine treatment group underwent routine medical treatment and no intervention was given to subjects in the control group.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: A 4 mL venous blood sample was obtained at different time points, I.e., immediately after hospitalization, the next morning, 7 and 14 days after treatment, to measure plasma NPY levels pre- and post-treatment using the radio-immunity method.RESULTS: The plasma NPY levels were significantly higher in both the routine treatment group and the acupuncture therapy group than in the control group pre- and post-treatment (P < 0

  14. A novel and effective acupuncture modality as a complementary therapy to acute pain relief in inpatients with rib fractures

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Pain control has been emphasized as a priority for both practitioners and inpatients with rib fractures, since analgesia could only offer limited relief from severe pain. A prospective and randomized controlled trial was conducted to analyze the efficacy and efficiency of acupuncture in acute pain relief for inpatients with rib fractures. Methods: A total of 58 inpatients were recruited and allocated to two groups, receiving identical doses of conventional oral analgesics as well as filiform needles as treatment and thumbtack intradermal (TI needles placed upon the skin surface as a control, respectively, via novel acupuncture modality once daily for three consecutive days. The effect of pain relief was evaluated during activities that induce pain, and sustained maximal inspiration (SMI lung volumes and sleep quality were assessed. Results: The patients treated with filiform needles had more effective pain relief than those in the TI needle group during deep breathing, coughing, and turning over the body (p < 0.05, and the effect persisted for at least 6 h in most patients. Sustained maximal inspiration lung volumes and sleep quality did not show improvement through every acupuncture intervention, and they could not respond accurately to pain relief via acupuncture. Conclusion: The active evaluation could provide a more adaptive model for assessing pain intensity due to rib fractures. This novel acupuncture modality in which the needle insertion sites are corresponding to the pain spots can be a safe and viable therapy for relieving pain in inpatients with rib fractures.

  15. Professor QIN Min's Acupuncture Holistic Therapies System%秦敏针灸整体疗法体系初探

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    曾科学; 李敏; 文希; 姚国新; 孙维正; 史琳琳

    2013-01-01

    整体观念是中医理论体系的主要特点之一,针灸疗法的核心也是整体观念.秦敏教授系全国第四批名老中医学术经验继承人,在临床实践中总结出针灸整体疗法,文章从理、法、方、术等四个方面对秦敏教授针灸整体疗法理论体系进行了初探和总结.在整体观念的指导下,确定安神醒脑头皮针、调气扶阳腹针、太阳夹督围刺法三大特色针灸方法,以秦氏飞针术调和阴阳,贯通任督,整体调节,达到治疗的目的.%The holism is one of the main characteristics of the theoretical system of traditional Chinese medicine,the core concept of acupuncture therapy is holism.Professor QIN Min is the fourth batch of national academic experience of famous Chinese medicine heir,in clinical practice of acupuncture therapy and has summed up the acupuncture holism.This article is to discuss and summary acupuncture holistic theory of Professor QIN Min from four aspects including theory,rule,method,technology.In the overall concept,three characteristics acupuncture,that is Anshenxingnao scalp needle,Tiaoqifuyang abdominal acupuncture,Taiyangjiadu surrounded needling method,are determined.Qinshifeizhenshu can be used to balance Yin and Yang,through Ren and Du meridians,regulating the whole condition,and achieving the purpose of treatment.

  16. Acupuncture in acute herpes zoster pain therapy (ACUZoster – design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial

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    Pfab Florian

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acute herpes zoster is a prevalent condition. One of its major symptoms is pain, which can highly influence patient's quality of life. Pain therapy is limited. Acupuncture is supposed to soften neuropathic pain conditions and might therefore act as a therapeutic alternative. Objective of the present study is to investigate whether a 4 week semi-standardised acupuncture is non-inferior to sham laser acupuncture and the anticonvulsive drug gabapentine in the treatment of pain associated with herpes zoster. Methods/Design Three-armed, randomised, placebo-controlled trial with a total follow-up time of 6 months. Up to estimated 336 patients (interim analyses with acute herpes zoster pain (VAS > 30 mm will be randomised to one of three groups (a semi-standardised acupuncture (168 patients; (b gabapentine with individualised dosage between 900–3600 mg/d (84 patients; (c sham laser acupuncture. Intervention takes place over 4 weeks, all patients will receive analgesic therapy (non-opioid analgesics: metamizol or paracetamol and opioids: tramadol or morphine. Therapy phase includes 4 weeks in which group (a and (c consist of 12 sessions per patient, (b visits depend on patients needs. Main outcome measure is to assess the alteration of pain intensity before and 1 week after treatment sessions (visual analogue scale VAS 0–100 mm. Secondary outcome measure are: alteration of pain intensity and frequency of pain attacks; alteration of different aspects of pain evaluated by standardised pain questionnaires (NPI, PDI, SES; effects on quality of life (SF 36; analgesic demand; alteration of sensoric perception by systematic quantitative sensory testing (QST; incidence of postherpetic neuralgia; side effects and cost effectiveness. Credibility of treatments will be assessed. Discussion This study is the first large-scale randomised placebo controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture compared to gabapentine and sham treatment

  17. Acupuncture therapy for sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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    Full Text Available Acupuncture has commonly been used in China, either alone or in combination with Western medicine, to treat sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for patients with SSHL.We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI, Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals (VIP, and Chinese Biomedical literature service system (SinoMed to collect randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for SSHL published before July 2014. A meta-analysis was conducted according to the Cochrane systematic review method using RevMan 5.2 software. The evidence level for each outcome was assessed using the GRADE methodology.Twelve trials involving 863 patients were included. A meta-analysis showed that the effect of manual acupuncture combined with Western medicine comprehensive treatment (WMCT was better than WMCT alone (RR 1.33, 95%CI 1.19-1.49 and the same as the effect of electroacupuncture combined with WMCT (RR 1.33, 95%CI 1.19-1.50. One study showed a better effect of electroacupuncture than of WMCT (RR 1.34, 95%CI 1.24-1.45. For mean changes in hearing over all frequencies, the meta-analysis showed a better effect with the combination of acupuncture and WMCT than with WMCT alone (MD 10.85, 95%CI 6.84-14.86. However, the evidence levels for these interventions were low or very low due to a high risk of bias and small sample sizes in the included studies.There was not sufficient evidence showing that acupuncture therapy alone was beneficial for treating SSHL. However, interventions combining acupuncture with WMCT had more efficacious results in the treatment of SSHL than WMCT alone. Electroacupuncture alone might be a viable alternative treatment besides WMCT for SSHL. However, given that there were fewer eligible RCTs and limitations in the included trials, such as methodological drawbacks and small sample sizes, large

  18. TREATMENT OF 25 CASES OF TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA WITH ABDOMINAL ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    MA Xue-qing; YE Shu-ping

    2006-01-01

    @@ Trigeminal Neuralgia is often found in female between 40 - 60 years old, marked by sudden severe pain on the face (a feeling of knife cutting, electric shock), and it is characterized by sudden, paroxysmal and periodical attack and triggered by touch). The attack usually lasts for 1 to 2 minutes with different intervals. The patient's life quality can be seriously affected. It is mainly treated with orally taken drugs in western internal department but without satisfactory result, and with local closing therapy in surgical department. The problem may reoccur half a year later in most patients complicated with facial paralysis, so western medicine is not likely to be accepted by the patients. The author has tried to apply abdominal acupuncture in the treatment of 25 cases of trigeminal neuralgia with good effect. The result is as follows.

  19. [On the necessity of intellectual property rights involving standardization of acupuncture and moxibustion therapies].

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    Dong, Guo-Feng; Wu, Xiao-Dong; Han, Yan-Jing; Wang, Xin; Wang, Jun-Wen

    2014-08-01

    In the process of working out and implementing standardization of acupuncture-moxibustion (acu-moxi) therapy, the issue of intellectual property rights has been frequently involved. Whether is the standardization inevitably involved in intellectual property rights? A reasonable answer to this question is definitely of important realistic guiding value and significance for acu-moxi standardization work. For this reason, authors of the present paper sum up historical development of correlation between acu-moxi standardization and intellectual property rights, and fully analyze the related causes under the conditions of knowledge economy from 1) increasing protection of acu-moxi intellectual property rights, 2) intrinsic requirements for raising the standardization level of acu-moxi, 3) profits drive of the intellectual property rights owners, and 4) increasing impetuous international economic trade competition.

  20. Effect of electro-acupuncture, massage, mud, and sauna therapies in patient with rheumatoid arthritis

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    Geetha B Shetty

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning, deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions, massage (18 sessions, mud (18 sessions, and sauna (3 sessions (EMMS therapies for 30-min, 45-min, 30-min, and 15-min per session, respectively for 3 weeks. During and postintervention assessment showed reduction in visual analog scale score for pain, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores. It also showed an increase in the scores of 10-Meter Walk Test, isometric hand-grip test, and short form-36 version-2 health survey. This result suggest that, the EMMS therapy might be considered as an effective treatments in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL in patient with RA. EMMS therapies were tolerated and no side effects were reported by the patient. Though the results are encouraging, further studies are required with larger sample size and advanced inflammatory markers.

  1. Effect of electro-acupuncture, massage, mud, and sauna therapies in patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Shetty, Geetha B; Mooventhan, A; Anagha, N

    2015-01-01

    A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning), deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL) for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions), massage (18 sessions), mud (18 sessions), and sauna (3 sessions) (EMMS) therapies for 30-min, 45-min, 30-min, and 15-min per session, respectively for 3 weeks. During and postintervention assessment showed reduction in visual analog scale score for pain, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scales and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index scores. It also showed an increase in the scores of 10-Meter Walk Test, isometric hand-grip test, and short form-36 version-2 health survey. This result suggest that, the EMMS therapy might be considered as an effective treatments in reducing pain, depression, anxiety, and stress with improvement in physical functions, quality of sleep and QOL in patient with RA. EMMS therapies were tolerated and no side effects were reported by the patient. Though the results are encouraging, further studies are required with larger sample size and advanced inflammatory markers.

  2. 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.

  3. Case Report of Pes Anserine Bursitis patient treated with Bee Venom Acua-Acupuncture Therapy by Using DITI

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    Moon Ja-Young; Kim Kang; Lim Jin-Kang; Wang Wu-Hao; Jang Hyoung-Seok

    2004-01-01

    Objective : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Bee Venom Acua-Acupuncture Therapy to the patient of Pes Anserine Bursitis by using DITI. Patient & Methods : The patient was 60-year-old woman who complained severe knee pain. She was treated by bee venom acuaacupuncture therapy. To estimate the efficacy of tratment, we used DITI, visual analog scale, knee joint check(ROM). Results : In this case, we treated patient of Pes Anserine Bursitis for 28 days. bee venom acua-a...

  4. Acupuncture (PDQ)

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    ... patients feel during acupuncture? Patients may have a needling feeling during acupuncture, known as de qi sensation , ... Studies of the effect of acupuncture on xerostomia (dry mouth) in patients treated for cancer Several clinical ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. Clinical Observation of Combined Acupuncture and Scraping Therapy for Improving Phlegm-dampness Constitution of Simple Obesity

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    彭月灵; 孟江; 冯德荣; 肖元春

    2009-01-01

    目的:观察针刺结合刮痧疗法治疗单纯性肥胖症的疗效及对痰湿体质的改善效果.方法:将70例单纯性肥胖症痰湿体质的患者按随机数字表随机分为治疗组和对照组.对照组仅给以健康教育,饮食指导;治疗组在对照组基础上加用针刺结合刮痧疗法.治疗4星期后,通过肥胖及痰湿评分的变化评定疗效.结果:两组单纯性肥胖症肥胖改善总有效率比较,有统计学差异(P<0.01);针刺结合刮痧疗法能明显改善痰湿症状(尸<0.01),而对照组不能改善(P>0.05).结论:针刺结合刮痧疗法能有效治疗单纯性肥胖症,并能明显改善单纯性肥胖症患者的痰湿体质.%Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of combined acupuncture and scraping therapy for simple obesity and its effects on phlegm-dampness constitution.Methods:Seventy subjects with phlegm-dampness constitution were divided into treatment group and control group with a randomized digital table.Control group was given health education and dietary instructions,and treatment group was given acupuncture and scraping therapy besides health education and dietary instructions.After four-week treatments,the scores of obesity and phlegm-dampness constitution were recorded to assess the clinical efficacy.Results:There was a striking difierence in the total effective rate in treating obesity between the two groups (P<0.01);combined acupuncture and scraping therapy can relieve the phlegm-dampness symptoms(P<0.01);but the phlegm-dampness symptoms were not improved in the control group(P>0.05).Conclusion:Combined acupuncture and scraping therapy is quite effective for simple obesity and in improving phlegm-dampness constitution of simple obesity people.

  9. Auricular Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: A Randomised Controlled Study

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The most effective nonpharmacological treatment for insomnia disorder is cognitive behavioural therapy-insomnia (CBT-i. However CBT-i may not suit everyone. Auricular acupuncture (AA is a complementary treatment. Studies show that it may alleviate insomnia symptoms. The aim of this randomised controlled study was to compare treatment effects of AA with CBT-i and evaluate symptoms of insomnia severity, anxiety, and depression. Method. Fifty-nine participants, mean age 60.5 years (SD 9.4, with insomnia disorder were randomised to group treatment with AA or CBT-i. Self-report questionnaires, the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI, Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep scale (DBAS-16, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HAD, were collected at baseline, after treatment, and at 6-month follow-up. A series of linear mixed models were performed to examine treatment effect over time between and within the groups. Results. Significant between-group improvements were seen in favour of CBT-i in ISI after treatment and at the 6-month follow-up and in DBAS-16 after treatment. Both groups showed significant within-group postintervention improvements in ISI, and these changes were maintained six months later. The CBT-i group also showed a significant reduction in DBAS-16 after treatment and six months later. Conclusions. Compared to CBT-i, AA, as offered in this study, cannot be considered an effective stand-alone treatment for insomnia disorder. The trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01765959.

  10. 针灸治疗中风后痉挛性瘫痪临床研究进展%Progress on treatment of spastic paralysis after stroke by acupuncture and moxibustion therapy

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    章燕

    2012-01-01

    The review concludes the clinic research on spastic paralysis treated by body acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, electro-acupuncture , elongated needle, coarse needle and moxibustion, and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of different therapies.%综述近10年来临床应用体针、头针、腹针、电针、芒针、粗针、艾灸等治疗中风后痉挛性瘫痪的研究进展,并分析其优缺点.

  11. 针灸治疗干眼的系统评价%Acupuncture therapy for dry eye: a systematic review

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    刘敏; 刘迈兰; 于美玲; 兰蕾; 尹海燕; 罗玲; 唐勇; 宋剑涛

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for dry eye. METHODS We searched the randomized controlled trials of acupuncture therapy for dry eye. Search methods included electronic search, hand search and websites complement search. Languages were limited to Chinese and English. According to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (5.1.0), we assessed the quality of the trials. The statistical analysis was managed by RevMan 5.1.0 software provided by Cochrane Collaboration. RESULTS 1.Eight RCTs met the inclusion criteria, including 1 medium quality study, 7 low quality studies. 2. The results of meta-analysis indicated that significant difference had been found among acupuncture alone or acupuncture with artificial tears or artificial tears alone. The efficacy of the former was prior to artificial tears in increasing tear secretion and break-up time of tears of patients with dry eye. 3. Among 8 studies which was descriptively analyzed, 2 studies showed that acupuncture with artificial tears was superior to artificial tears in improving dryness and ocular fatigue; while 5 studies indicated that acupuncture with artificial tears had the same efficacy with artificial tears in improvement of symptoms, increasing tear secretion and alleviating the ocular surface damage. One study showed that artificial tears were probably more effective than acupuncture in increasing tear film stability of patients with dry eye. CONCLUSIONS Acupuncture or acupuncture with artificial tears would be a more effective treatment to improve the symptoms, increase the tear secretion and tear film stability in patients with dry eye, compared with artificial tears. However, it still needs high-quality randomized controlled trials to verify the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for dry eye.%目的 评价针灸治疗干眼的临床疗效及安全性.方法 采用计算机检索、手工检索及网络补充检索方法相结合,语言限于

  12. Short-term and long-term observation on 250 migraineurs treated by the therapy of acupuncture combined with herbs

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    By Dr. Ye Debao

    2000-01-01

    Background: Migraine is a neurovascular headache with recurrent attack and long history. It is quite difficult in clinic for the treatment of migraine, especially for healing migraine attack The author has treated migraineurs with Point-injection, acupuncture combined with herbs in special migraine clinic ofZhe-jiang T. CMCollege, and meantime, made a full observation in short-term and long-term, and recicved satisfied results. Method: 1, Items ofobservation: Thc items ofobservation were stressed mainly on clinical manifestations because there were no specific items of observation in clinic. The author adopted self-designed" the judgement of migraine intensity 2, Therapeutic method: (1) Point-injection and acupuncture: 10% Dang-gui soltrtion was injected in Nei-guan ( P. 6 ), 2ml/point, with one side or both sides. Acupoints were selected according to differentiations. (2) Herbs: Self-designed migraine formula was adopted. (3)Treatment court: For point-injection and acupuncture, 12 treatments were regarded as one course, and 7 days interval remained between courses; for herbs, t month as one course. Total courses were limited within 6 courses. Results: Among short-term results: the recovery: 144 cases (57.6%), the obviously improved: 94(37.6%), the effective: t2(4.8%),no effect: 0(0%), total effective rate: 100%; long-term results: the recovery: 119 cases (47.6%), the obviously improved: 104(41.6%), the effective: 18(7.2%),no effects 9(3.6%), total effective rate:96.4% Discussion: 1) The author considered that the onset of migraine, in the view of T.C.M, was closely related to" blood stasis" and deficiency" throughout more than ten years study on migraine and detailed clinical observation arnd records. The key point for treatment of migraine, besides treatment for symptoms, should be emphasized on removing blood stasis and reinforcing deficiency. 2) Point-injection and acupuncture were applied to control acute migraine attack for treating the branch, and herbs to

  13. Efficacy Observation on Acupuncture Combined with Exercise Therapy on Facial Paralysis%针刺配合运动疗法治疗面瘫疗效观察

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    曾丹

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on facial paralysis. Methods:95 cases of fa-cial paralysis were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, treatment group with acupuncture and motor therapy of facial expres-sion muscles, control group adopted acupuncture therapy, to observe the clinical curative effects of two groups. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 97.8%, significantly higher than that of control group by 82.5% (P<0.05). Conclusion:Acupuncture combined with exercise therapy treating facial paralysis is significantly effective.%目的:观察针刺配合运动疗法治疗面瘫的疗效。方法:95例面瘫患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组采用针刺配合面部表情肌运动疗法,对照组采用针刺疗法,观察两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为97.8%,明显高于对照组的82.5%(P<0.05)。结论:针刺配合运动疗法治疗面瘫效果显著。

  14. 易化技术配合针炙治疗脑卒中后上肢痉挛%Rehabilitation therapy centralized on facilitation and acupuncture on upper extremities spasm after stroke

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    屈云; 盛敏; 蒋毅; 熊淑芳; 何成奇; 罗祖明

    2003-01-01

    AIM: To observe the therapeutic effect of rehabilitation therapy centralized on facilitation and acupuncture on upper extremities spasm after stroke.METHODS:56 cases of stroke patients with upper extremities spasm were divided into two groups by random.28 patients in treatment group were received rehabilitation therapy centralized on facilitation and acupuncture treatment.Others in control group were received traditional method. RESULT:All patients were evaluated by muscle tone evaluation of Ashworth Scale.The outcomes of two groups had significant different (P< 0.01). CONCLUSION:We could archive the satisfactory effects with acupuncture and rehabilitation therapy centralized on facilitation on upper extremities spasm of stroke patients.

  15. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON HYPOTHALAMIC MECHANISMS OF ANALGESIA INDUCED BY FOUR KINDS OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPIES IN ADJUVANT ARTHRITIS RATS

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    FU Yi; LIANG Fan-rong; TAO Qiao-lin

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To compare the mechanisms of analgesia induced by four kinds of acupuncture therapies at the hypothalamic level in adjuvant arthritic rats. Methods: Forty-eight SD rats were randomized into normal, model, electroacupuncture (EA), filiform needle (FN), pricking blood-letting (BL) and point injection (PI) groups, with 8 cases in each. EA (20-100 Hz, 2-4 V and duration of 20 min), FN, BL PI were respectively applied to "Kunlun" (昆仑BL 60). Arthritis model was established by injecting complete Freund's adjuvant (0.1 mL) into the rat's right foot pad. Behavioral reactions, pain threshold (latency of tail flick to heat stimulation) and local swelling severity (foot volume) were detected; the contents of β-endorphin (β-EP) and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) were assayed with radioimmunoassay; and the expression of pro-opi-omelanocortin (POMC) mRNA in hypothalamus were determined with hybridization method. Results: The pain threshold was significantly enhanced by all the four kinds of acupuncture therapies, and the effects of EA and PI were more obvious (P0.05). The content of β-EP in the hypothalamus was obviously elevated by EA and FN (P0.05). The content of ACTH in hypothalamus was considerably elevated by PI (P<0.05), but not by the other three therapies. The expression of POMCmRNA in hypothalamus was significantly strengthened by EA and FN (P<0.01), but not by the other two therapies. Conclusion: EA, filiform needle, blood-letting and point-injection all can produce analgesic effect in adjuvant arthritis rats, the effect of EA and filiform needle may be related to their resultant increase of hypothalamic β-EP, and that of point-injection related to the increase of hypothalamic ACTH level.

  16. Treatment of Hemiplegia and Joint Contracture after Apoplexy by Acupuncture plus Cupping Therapy: A Report of 52 Cases

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    DING Bang-you; CUI Yi-jun

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To study the treatment method of apoplectic joint contracture. Method: Fifty-two cases were treated with acupuncture plus cupping and thirty cases were treated with acupuncture alone as the control group. Result and conclusion: The effective rate of the former and later were 100% and 93.3% respectively,combined treatment of acupuncture and cupping was superior to acupuncture alone (P<0.05).

  17. Research on treating stroke by head acupuncture therapy%头针疗法治疗脑中风的研究

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    陈丽; 孙忠人

    2014-01-01

    目的:查阅相关文献了解头针治脑中风的研究进展。方法:本文检索CNKI、万方、维普等中文数据库关于头针治疗脑中风的有关文献及近年临床研究,通过系统的比较和总结阐述头针治疗中风近年来的进展。结论:头针对脑中风的治疗取得了肯定的疗效,从多方面阐释了头针疗法治疗脑中风的疗效的影响因素。%Objective: To understand the research review on treating stroke by head acupuncture therapy according to related literature. Methods:We retrieve Chinese database about scalp acupuncture for stroke on the relevant literature and recent clinical research. Through the systematic comparison and summary, we describe the progress of head acupuncture treatment for stroke made in recent years. Conclusion: Head acupuncture treatment of stroke achieves positive effect. The factors of the head acupuncture efficacy for stroke are illustrated in many ways.

  18. Fundamentos actuales de la terapia acupuntural Current basis of acupuncture therapy

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La acupuntura es una de las modalidades terapéuticas últimamente más estudiadas y documentadas en el campo de la medicina y la veterinaria. El mecanismo de acción de la acupuntura ha resultado controvertido durante bastante tiempo por el intento de identificación de un proceso único. La estimulación con acupuntura de las fibras nerviosas periféricas envía impulsos a la médula espinal y activa varios centros en el cerebro, para liberar neurotransmisores que ejercen un efecto homeostático en todo el cuerpo. Modula la actividad neural en el diencéfalo, que ejerce influencia en las funciones autonómica, endocrina e inmune a través del eje hipotálamo-hipófisis-adrenal, regulando la liberación circadiana de ACTH, vasopresina y cortisol, conduciendo igualmente a la homeostasis. Los estudios por imagen han mostrado que la estimulación por acupuntura activa estructuras de inhibición descendente del dolor, demostrando que la acupuntura asume una vía central en el control del dolor. Igualmente, la acupuntura actúa sobre el sistema límbico y la integración talámica. Los potenciales evocados corticales somatosensoriales han mostrado que los canales de acupuntura son pasajes bioeléctricos que permiten la transmisión de impulsos. Diversos mecanismos locales de acción explican algunos de los efectos de la acupuntura. Es preciso estudiar si el genotipo y la influencia de factores ambientales ejercen una influencia importante en predecir qué pacientes serán beneficiados por la terapia acupuntural.Interest in the scientific basis of acupuncture has been increasing, as reflected by a dramatic rise in the number of scientific publications on medical and veterinary acupuncture. The mechanism of action remains unclear because it is not only one. Activation of the descending pain inhibitory system with spinal and supraspinal endorphin release as well as the involvement of other neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine have been

  19. DEVELOPMENT ON CLINICAL TREATMENT OF CONSTIPATION WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXIBUSTION

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    YAN Xing-ke; CHUI Jian-mei; YANG Yong-qing

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review recent development of clinical treatment of constipation with acupuncture and moxibustion from ① body acupuncture therapy including special needling manipulations, as Ziwu Daojiu Needling, etc. and acupoint combination, ② electroacupuncture therapy, ③ scalp-acupuncture therapy, ④ auricular acupuncture therapy, ⑤ needle-embedding and acupoint-catgut-embedding therapies, ⑥ acupoint-application therapy, ⑦ combined acupuncture and medication therapy, ⑧ other therapies such as cupping therapy and holo-therapy, and ⑨ considerations about the action of acupuncture in the treatment of constipation and its prospect. Up to now, researches on the effect of acupuncture in treating constipation are seldom seen, thus, much attention should be paid about this by clinical and experimental researchers.

  20. Laser acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy for spastic cerebral palsy in children.

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    Dabbous, Ola A; Mostafa, Yousry M; El Noamany, Hossam A; El Shennawy, Shrouk A; El Bagoury, Mohammed A

    2016-08-01

    Laser acupuncture is widely used as an alternative line of treatment in several chronic pediatric diseases. To investigate whether biostimulation by low-level laser on acupuncture points adds a clinical benefit to conventional physiotherapy in hemiplegic spastic cerebral palsy (CP) children. Forty spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy children by age 1-4 years were chosen from the pediatric outpatient clinic of the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, and Menofyia University hospitals. They were randomly divided into control and study groups; 20 children each. Both groups received physiotherapy for 3 months, while only the study group also received laser acupuncture (low-level laser 650 nm with 50 mW power was applied at each acupoint for 30 s giving an energy density of 1.8 J/cm(2)). Preassessment and postassessment of muscle tone, the range of motion (ROM), and gross motor function measurements (GMFMs) were obtained, and the results were statistically analyzed. Comparison between posttreatment measures for the control vs. study groups showed significant difference in muscle tone (wrist flexors and plantar flexors) in favor of the study group, while range of motion showed no significant differences. GMFM showed no significant difference in total score while there was a significant difference in goal total score (sum of % scores for each dimension identified as goal area divided by number of goal areas) in favor of the study group. Laser acupuncture has a beneficial effect on reducing spasticity in spastic cerebral palsy and may be helpful in improving their movement. PMID:27147077

  1. 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

  2. Ensayo no aleatorizado del tratamiento con acupuntura de la cefalea resistente a terapias convencionales Acupuncture treatment in headache refractory to conventional therapies

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    E. Collazo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la efectividad global de la acupuntura como terapia complementaria en la reducción del dolor crónico en las cefaleas resistentes a terapias habituales en grupos apareados de pacientes en condiciones de práctica clínica real. Conocer en qué proporción disminuye el consumo de analgésicos en estos pacientes tras un ciclo de acupuntura. Determinar las reacciones adversas debidas a la acupuntura. Material y métodos: Estudio cuasi-experimental en 56 pacientes ambulatorios con cefalea refractaria a tratamiento farmacológico convencional. Medición con una escala múltiple de valoración del dolor antes de iniciar el ciclo de tratamiento con acupuntura, después de realizar diagnóstico según la medicina tradicional china, y al terminar. Resultados: Se ha obtenido un nivel de significación pObjectives: To evaluate the overall effectiveness of acupuncture as a complementary therapy in relieving chronic pain in paired groups (before-after of patients with headache refractory to conventional therapies in a real life clinical setting. To determine the extent to which analgesic consumption is reduced in these patients after an acupuncture cycle. To determine the adverse reactions due to acupuncture. Material and methods: We performed a quasi-experimental study in 56 outpatients with headache refractory to conventional pharmacological treatment. Pain was measured using a multiple-item pain scale before the acupuncture cycle was started, after the traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis was made, and when the treatment cycle was complete. Results: Significant differences (p<001 before and after acupuncture treatment were obtained for the overall pain score and for each of its variables (intensity, frequency, analgesic consumption, disability, and sleep. After the acupuncture cycle, the total pain score decreased by 50.8%, intensity by 48.3%, frequency by 45%, analgesic consumption by 48.5%, disability by 47%, and sleep improved by

  3. Treatment of Vascular Dementia by Acupuncture: A Review

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    HUANG Qin-feng

    2003-01-01

    Related to treatment of senile dementia, 53 articles conformed the statistical demand were analyzed, finding commonly used methods are acupuncture, moxibustion, acupoint-injection, electro-acupuncture, ocular-acupuncture, scalp-acupuncture, digitalacupuncture and acupuncture plus other therapies, key treatment principle is opening orifice and invigorating brain, frequent selected acupoints are Baihui (GV 20),Zusanli(ST 36), Fengchi (GB 20), Fenglong (ST 40), Neiguan (PC 6), Shuigou (GV 26), etc; and the total effective rate is 89.62%.

  4. RECENT PROGRESSES OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

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    赵耀东; 郑俊江; 郑魁山

    2003-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review recent progresses of acupuncture treatment of cerebral hem-orrhage and theoretical research. Regarding the clinical application of acupuncture therapy, in the acute stage of thedisease, many doctors adopt body acupuncture and scalp-acupuncture, fewer doctors applied eye acupuncture; whilein the chronic stage of the disease, many medical workers employ body acupuncture, sc alp-acupuncture, combinedtherapies of acupuncture, functional exercise, massage, acupoint injection, etc.. Concerning studies on the mecha-nisms of acupuncture in the treatment of cerebral hemorrhage, abundant experience evidence show that acupuncturecan raise the activity of the plasma fibrinolytic system to promote the absorption of blood clots of the foci; improve mi-crocirculation; reduce cerebral tissue edema; regulate some chemical substances' levels to lessen harmful effects ofoxygen free radicals; and enhance the patient' s immune function. However, some problems still exist in clinical re-searches at present and affect the reasonable evaluation on the clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture.

  5. Efectividad de la acupuntura en el alivio del dolor refractario al tratamiento farmacológico convencional Effectiveness of acupuncture in relieving pain refractory to conventional pharmacological therapy

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    E. Collazo Chao

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la efectividad global de la acupuntura como terapia complementaria en la reducción del dolor crónico en grupos apareados (antes-después de pacientes en condiciones de práctica clínica real. Conocer en qué proporción disminuye el consumo de analgésicos en estos pacientes tras un ciclo de acupuntura. Determinar las reacciones adversas debidas a acupuntura. Distinguir la efectividad de la acupuntura en la reducción del dolor en diversas patologías para averiguar en cuáles es más efectiva. Material y métodos: Estudio cuasi experimental en 225 pacientes ambulatorios con dolor refractario a tratamiento farmacológico convencional. Medición con una escala múltiple de valoración del dolor antes de iniciar el ciclo de tratamiento con acupuntura, después de realizar diagnóstico según la medicina tradicional china y al terminar el ciclo de tratamiento. Resultados: Se ha obtenido un nivel de significación p Objectives: To evaluate the overall effectiveness of acupuncture as a complementary therapy in relieving chronic pain in paired groups (before-after of patients in a real life clinical setting. To determine the extent to which analgesic consumption is reduced in these patients after an acupuncture cycle. To determine the adverse reactions due to acupuncture. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing pain in distinct clinical entities in order to identify those in which this therapeutic modality is most effective. Material and methods: We performed a quasi-experimental study in 225 outpatients with pain refractory to conventional pharmacological therapy. Pain was measured with a multiple-item pain scale before the acupuncture cycle was started, after the traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis was made, and when the treatment cycle was complete. Results: Significant differences (p < 0.001 before and after acupuncture treatment were obtained for the overall pain score and for each of its variables

  6. Forty-seven Cases of Gonitis Treated by A Combined Therapy of Chinese Drugs and Acupuncture

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    杨文鹤

    2001-01-01

    @@Osteoarthritis, a nonspecific inflammatory lesion, is a commonly seen joint disease. Clinically, it is mainly characterized by arthralgia, swelling, and motor impairment. Since the knee joint is the load-bearing joint of the human body, and is susceptible to trauma, gonitis tends to have the highest morbidity in the four limbs, which manifests itself arthritis of patella and femur at the early stage; narrowness or disappearance of the medial joint space at the mid stage; and damage of the cartilage accompanied with flexion deformity at the late stage. In recent years, based on the experience of Prof. Cao Yiming, the author has treated 47 cases of gonitis by combined use of Chinese drugs and acupuncture, and obtained satisfactory therapeutic results as reported in the following.

  7. Short-term effects of acupuncture on open-angle glaucoma in retrobulbar circulation: additional therapy to standard medication.

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    Takayama, Shin; Seki, Takashi; Nakazawa, Toru; Aizawa, Naoko; Takahashi, Seri; Watanabe, Masashi; Izumi, Masayuki; Kaneko, Soichiro; Kamiya, Tetsuharu; Matsuda, Ayane; Kikuchi, Akiko; Yambe, Tomoyuki; Yoshizawa, Makoto; Nitta, Shin-Ichi; Yaegashi, Nobuo

    2011-01-01

    Background. The relation between glaucoma and retrobulbar circulation in the prognosis has been indicated. Purpose. To investigate the effects of acupuncture on retrobulbar circulation in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients. Methods. Eleven OAG patients (20 eyes with OAG) who were treated by topical antiglaucoma medications for at least 3 months were enrolled. Acupuncture was performed once at acupoints BL2, M-HN9, ST2, ST36, SP6, KI3, LR3, GB20, BL18, and BL23 bilaterally. Retrobulbar circulation was measured with color Doppler imaging, and intraocular pressure (IOP) was also measured at rest and one hour after rest or before and after acupuncture. Results. The Δ value of the resistive index in the short posterior ciliary artery (P < .01) and the Δ value of IOP (P < .01) were decreased significantly by acupuncture compared with no acupuncture treatment. Conclusions. Acupuncture can improve the retrobulbar circulation and IOP, which may indicate the efficacy of acupuncture for OAG. PMID:21437193

  8. Survey on Clinical Evidence of Acupuncture Therapy for Fibromyalgia Syndrome%针灸治疗纤维肌痛综合征的临床证据

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    王栩; 杜元灏; 熊俊

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical effect of acupuncture therapy for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) by analyzing the available studies so as to provide clinical decision-making reference. Methods The published papers on clinical trails for acupuncture treatment of FMS were widely retrieved from Chinese Biomedical Databases (1979 - 2010), www. cnki. net (1979-2010), VIP China Scientific Journal Database (1989- 2010), Digital Periodicals on Wanfang Data (1998- 2010), PubMed (1966-2010), etc. and by using key words of fibromyalgia syndrome and acupuncture. According to criterion of evidence-based medicine, the evidence from high to low quality levels was selected to answer corresponding clinical questions, and software RevMan 5.0 was used to analyze the final results. Results There has been no enough clinical evidence showing definite efficacy of acupuncture for FMS. However, a Level-A study (being in line with conditions of large sample, multi-centers, randomized controlled trails) and a level-C study (having control group, but without distinct randomizing method) showed respectively that acupuncture might be superior to Amitriptyline and Brufen in relieving FMS. Moreover, a piece of evidence that acupuncture combined with western medicine was superior to western medicine alone was allocated to a level-B (having correct randomizing method and control group). Finally, only a level-C evidence proved that laser irradiation on acupoint might be superior to traditional acupuncture in improving FMS. Conclusion Acupuncture for FMS has a positive effect, and acupuncture combined with western medicine can strengthen the curative effect. However this conclusion should be proved further by randomized controlled double blind clinical trials with large samples.%目的:通过对针灸治疗纤维肌痛综合征相关文献的整理评价,提炼出高质量的临床证据,以便于临床医师做出科学的决策.方法:全面检索相关文献,按照循证医学分级标准

  9. Theoretical analyses about Abdominal Acupuncture Therapy for Simple Obesity%薄氏腹针治疗单纯性肥胖浅析

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    解晖

    2015-01-01

    More and more people suffer from obesity ,Obesity become increasingly common in People's Daily life.Abdominal acupuncture ,which based on Chinese Traditional Medicine therapy that includes Zang -Fu and meridians,has good effect on the simple obesity .Many patients who were treated by the Abdominal acupuncture are changing their bodily form.The acupuncture tech-nique is worth widely applied in clinic.%肥胖成为日益困扰人们日常生活的常见病。针灸减肥有着其独特疗效,尤其是腹针疗法,其以中医理论为指导,以整体观念、辨证施治为核心,以脏腑、经络为基础,通过针刺腹部穴位调节脏腑、经络及相关部位而达到治疗目的。薄氏腹针经临床验证收效较好,且经济安全,值得临床推广应用。

  10. [Supplementing the international acupuncture and moxibustion in bilingual teaching of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science].

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    Tian, Kaiyu; Ma, Qiaolin; Ren, Shan; Liu, Fang

    2016-04-01

    Bilingual teaching is a innovative method of higher education of China to gear the need of the world. Acupuncture and Moxibustion, a higher international TCM course, has been the model of bilingual teaching in many colleges and universities of TCM successively. To meet the aim and original intention of bilingual education in China, we have supplemented international acupuncture and moxibustion in teaching program for many years. The related contents about acupuncture and moxibustion of World Health Organization (WHO) and International Standardization Organization(ISO) have been added into the chapters of introduction, meridians and acupoints, the technology of acupuncture and moxibustion, the therapy of acupuncture and moxibustion. Teaching international acupuncture and moxibustion not only enlarges the international perspective of students, but also makes them more interested in learning Acupuncture and Moxibustion with a bigger sense of mission.

  11. 针刺降糖即刻效应的临床观察%The Clinical Observation of Using Acupuncture Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetics

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    佟帅; 吕海波; 刘建桥; 李鑫懿

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察针刺前后2型糖尿病患者空腹血糖的变化规律.方法:随机选取40例2型糖尿病患者进行为期6天的临床观察,具体方法为:前3日每天早晨7:30和8:00各测定1次空腹血糖并观察其变化情况;后3日每天早晨7:30先测定空腹血糖,然后行针刺治疗,针刺主穴取胰俞、肺俞、脾俞、肾俞、三阴交、太溪,配合辨证配穴,采用补虚泻实手法,留针30min,起针后即刻测定血糖值并与针刺前作比较;每个患者均观察3天,治疗3天,共计6天,观察和治疗期间数据各取平均值后进行统计分析.结果:40例2型糖尿病患者:观察期间7:30空腹血糖平均值7.8mmol·L-1,8:00空腹血糖平均值7.7mmol·L-1,二者之间无显著性差异(P>0.05);治疗期间7:30空腹血糖平均值7.7mmol·L-1,治疗后空腹血糖平均值7.1mmol·L-1.治疗前后有显著性差异(P<0.05);观察期8:00和治疗期8:00患者血糖值比较有显著性差异(P<0.05).结论:针刺有较好的即刻降糖效应,降糖范围在0.2~1.5mmol·L-1之间.%Objective: To observe the effect of using acupuncture therapy to treat diabetics.Method: All diabetics were given acupuncture therapy for three days (once a day) in the morning before and after acupuncture determined glucose values of diabetics.Then compared the glucose values at last.Result:Before acupuncture average glucose values for diabetics were 7.7 mmol·L -1 and after acupuncture average glucose values for diabetics were 7.1 mmol· L-1.Before and after acupuncture average glucose values has a significant difference.Conclusion: Acupuncture has a reliable effect of reducing blood sugar for diabetics and it is a safe and effective therapy without adverse reaction.

  12. 电针结合康复治疗中风后偏瘫肩痛的临床效果%Clinical Effects in Electro-acupuncture Combined with Rehabilitation Therapy on Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain after Stroke

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    车革方

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical effects of electro-acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy on hemiplegic shoulder pain after stroke. Methods:129 cases of hemiplegic shoulder pain after stroke were divided into comprehensive group of 46 cases, rehabilitation group of 42 cases and electro-acupuncture group of 41 cases, comprehensive group was treated with electro-acupuncture and rehabilitation, rehabilitation group with routine rehabilitation therapy, electro-acupuncture group with routine treatment of electro-acupuncture, the efficacy of three groups were com-pared. Results:Motor function of upper limbs and activity score of shoulder joint of comprehensive group were significantly higher than those of electro-acupuncture group and rehabilitation group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture combined with rehabilitation therapy on hemiplegic shoulder pain after stroke can effectively improve activity of shoulder joint and motor function of upper limbs.%目的:探讨电针结合康复治疗中风后偏瘫肩痛的临床效果。方法:129名中风后偏瘫肩痛患者分为综合组46例、康复组42例及电针组41例,综合组采用电针结合康复治疗,康复组予常规康复治疗,电针组予常规电针治疗,比较三组效果。结果:综合组上肢运动功能与肩关节活动度评分均高于电针组与康复组(P<0.05)。结论:电针结合康复治疗中风后偏瘫肩痛能够有效改善肩关节活动度及上肢运动功能。

  13. 针刺结合耳穴治疗失眠临床观察%A Randomized Control Study of Acupuncture Plus Auricular-plaster Therapy for Insomnia

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    赖旖; 罗敏; 邱剑锋

    2011-01-01

    Objective : To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy in treating insomnia. Methods: Twenty patients with insomnia were randomly allocated to two groups, acupuncture plus auricular-plaster ( study group )and simple medication with diazepam ( control group ). One course of treatment consisted of four weeks. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index ( PSQI ) was used to assess sleep quality in both groups before and after treatment. A difference of PSQI score between pretreatment and posttreatment was compared between the groups. Results: After treatment there was a significant difference in clinical therapeutic effect between the study and control groups ( P<0.05 ) . Conclusion ; Acupuncture plus auricular-plaster therapy has a marked therapeutic effect on insomnia and is an effective therapy for treating insomnia.%目的:观察针刺结合耳穴贴压治疗失眠的临床疗效.方法:将40例失眠患者随即分为两组,针刺结合耳穴组(观察组)和单纯药物组(对照组),4周为1疗程.两组在治疗前后分别进行匹兹堡睡眠质量指数测验( PSQI),观察指数前后差值作组间比较.结果:经过治疗后,两组疗效比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:针刺结合耳穴治疗失眠疗效显著.

  14. Acupuncture effect on neurosensory deafness.

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    Yarnell, S K; Waylonis, G W; Rink, T L

    1976-04-01

    Bilateral neurosensory deafness offers a unique opportunity to study the effects of acupuncture objectively. By treating only one ear, and using audiometric evaluation techniques instead of subjective evaluations of hearing, an analysis of any achieved improvement seemed feasible. Only patients with well documented bilateral nerve deafness were accepted into the program. A baseline audiogram with speech discrimination and puretone air and bone conduction thresholds was obtained prior to treatment. Thirty-eight patients underwent ten consecutive acupuncture treatments on one ear only, with the other ear serving as a control. After the course of acupuncture, the audiometrics were repeated by the same audiologist. There was no significant increase in hearing after acupuncture therapy. PMID:1083725

  15. Acupuncture in ancient China: how important was it really?

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    Lehmann, Hanjo

    2013-01-01

    Although acupuncture theory is a fundamental part of the Huangdi Neijing, the clinical application of the needle therapy in ancient China was always a limited one. From early times there have been warnings that acupuncture might do harm. In books like Zhang Zhongjing's Shanghanlun it plays only a marginal role. Among the 400 emperors in Chinese history, acupuncture was hardly ever applied. After Xu Dachun called acupuncture a "lost tradition" in 1757, the abolition of acupuncture and moxibustion from the Imperial Medical Academy in 1822 was a radical, but consequent act. When traditional Chinese medicine was revived after 1954, the "New Acupuncture" was completely different from what it had been in ancient China. The conclusion, however, is a positive one: The best time acupuncture ever had was not the Song dynasty or Yuan dynasty, but is now - and the future of acupuncture does not lie in old scripts, but in ourselves.

  16. Acupuncture in ancient China: how important was it really?

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    Lehmann, Hanjo

    2013-01-01

    Although acupuncture theory is a fundamental part of the Huangdi Neijing, the clinical application of the needle therapy in ancient China was always a limited one. From early times there have been warnings that acupuncture might do harm. In books like Zhang Zhongjing's Shanghanlun it plays only a marginal role. Among the 400 emperors in Chinese history, acupuncture was hardly ever applied. After Xu Dachun called acupuncture a "lost tradition" in 1757, the abolition of acupuncture and moxibustion from the Imperial Medical Academy in 1822 was a radical, but consequent act. When traditional Chinese medicine was revived after 1954, the "New Acupuncture" was completely different from what it had been in ancient China. The conclusion, however, is a positive one: The best time acupuncture ever had was not the Song dynasty or Yuan dynasty, but is now - and the future of acupuncture does not lie in old scripts, but in ourselves. PMID:23464646

  17. Treatment of Ankle Sprain by Intradermal Acupuncture and Magnetic Therapy in 34 Cases

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    WANG Hong-bin; PENG Xiao-ping; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Treatment of 34 cases of Simple ankle sprain mainly by Ashi point and in cooperation with magnetic therapy, and Qiuxu (GB 40), Shenmai (BL 62),Jinmen (BL 63) and Pucan ( BL 61 ) were added in the presence of strephenopodia sprain, Zhaohai (KI 6),Shuiquan (KI 5 ) and Taixi (KI 3 ) were added in the presence of strephexopodia sprain, the effective rate was 91.7%.

  18. Pilot Scheme of Health Policy in Stroke Adjuvant Acupuncture Therapy for Acute and Subacute Ischemic Stroke in Taiwan

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    Yi-Chia Wei

    2011-01-01

    Twenty-six HPSAAT participants and 52 age-sex matched random controls were enrolled. The stroke baseline of the HPSAAT participants was more severe than the non-HPSAAT controls. Although the stroke severity closely correlates to mortality and comorbidity, this study noted no significant complications in the HPSAAT participants during the acupuncture treatment course. Adjuvant acupuncture was considered safe at the acute and subacute stages of ischemic stroke. Due to uneven baseline severity, the clinical benefits in reducing neurological deficits and functional recovery were not concluded in this study.

  19. Short-Term Effects of Acupuncture on Open-Angle Glaucoma in Retrobulbar Circulation: Additional Therapy to Standard Medication

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    Takayama, Shin; Seki, Takashi; Nakazawa, Toru; Aizawa, Naoko; Takahashi, Seri; WATANABE, Masashi; Izumi, Masayuki; Kaneko, Soichiro; Kamiya, Tetsuharu; Matsuda, Ayane; Kikuchi, Akiko; Yambe, Tomoyuki; Yoshizawa, Makoto; Nitta, Shin-Ichi; Yaegashi, Nobuo

    2011-01-01

    Background. The relation between glaucoma and retrobulbar circulation in the prognosis has been indicated. Purpose. To investigate the effects of acupuncture on retrobulbar circulation in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients. Methods. Eleven OAG patients (20 eyes with OAG) who were treated by topical antiglaucoma medications for at least 3 months were enrolled. Acupuncture was performed once at acupoints BL2, M-HN9, ST2, ST36, SP6, KI3, LR3, GB20, BL18, and BL23 bilaterally. Retrobulbar circula...

  20. Short-Term Effects of Acupuncture on Open-Angle Glaucoma in Retrobulbar Circulation: Additional Therapy to Standard Medication

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    Shin Takayama; Takashi Seki; Toru Nakazawa; Naoko Aizawa; Seri Takahashi; Masashi Watanabe; Masayuki Izumi; Soichiro Kaneko; Tetsuharu Kamiya; Ayane Matsuda; Akiko Kikuchi; Tomoyuki Yambe; Makoto Yoshizawa; Shin-ichi Nitta; Nobuo Yaegashi

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    Background. The relation between glaucoma and retrobulbar circulation in the prognosis has been indicated. Purpose. To investigate the effects of acupuncture on retrobulbar circulation in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients. Methods. Eleven OAG patients (20 eyes with OAG) who were treated by topical antiglaucoma medications for at least 3 months were enrolled. Acupuncture was performed once at acupoints BL2, M-HN9, ST2, ST36, SP6, KI3, LR3, GB20, BL18, and BL23 bilaterally. Retrobulbar c...

  1. 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.

  2. The Clinical Study on a Case of Transverse Myelitis With Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta Herbal Acupuncture

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    Park Min-ho

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective : This study was performed to evaluate the treatment of acupuncture therapy including Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture on the patient with Transverse myelitis. Methods : We treated the patient with Transverse myelitis by Bee Venom herbal acupuncture at beginning, since then we treated him adding to Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. Conclusions : The patient was effectively reduced symptoms with Bee Venom herbal acupuncture, since then he get more effective improvement of symptoms by adding Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. Therefore we are able to expect Bee venom and Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture will be more effective than simply acupuncture on the patient with Transverse myelitis.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.""

  5. SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM OBSERVATION ON 250MIGRAINEURS TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY COMBINED WITH CHINESE MEDICINAL HERBS

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    叶德宝

    2000-01-01

    Migraine is a neurovascular headache with recurrent attack and long history. It is quite difficult in clinic for the healing of migraine. The author since 1993, has treated migraineurs with point-injection, acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs in special migraine clinic of ZhejiangCollege of TCM, and meantime, made full short-term and long-term observation and received satisfied results.

  6. SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM OBSERVATION ON 250 MIGRAINEURS TREATED BY ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY COMBINED WITH CHINESE MEDICINAL HERBS

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    YeDebao

    2000-01-01

    Migraine is a neurovascular headache with recurrent attack and long history. It is quite difficult in clinic for the healing of migraine. The author since 1993, has treated migraineurs with point-injection, acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs in special migraine clinic of Zhejiang

  7. CHoosing Options for Insomnia in Cancer Effectively (CHOICE): Design of a patient centered comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia.

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    Garland, Sheila N; Gehrman, Philip; Barg, Frances K; Xie, Sharon X; Mao, Jun J

    2016-03-01

    Insomnia is a prevalent and persistent side effect of cancer, which if left unaddressed, can be unremitting and negatively influence physical and mental well-being. Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are commonly used non-pharmacological treatments that are efficacious for treating insomnia in cancer patients; however, little is known about the comparative effectiveness of these options. The goal of personalized medicine is to determine which treatments are most effective for which individuals, and patient preference for treatment is a particularly important contributor to adherence and outcomes. Here we describe the design of a clinical trial that begins to determine how best to personalize the treatment of insomnia for cancer survivors. This project is a randomized controlled comparative effectiveness trial with a nested qualitative study comparing acupuncture and CBT for insomnia and co-morbid symptoms in a heterogeneous sample of 160 cancer survivors. The primary aim is to determine which treatment is associated with the largest reduction in insomnia severity. The secondary aim is to examine the demographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics that predict and/or moderate treatment effect. Patients will receive ten treatments of acupuncture or 7 sessions of CBT over eight weeks and complete validated patient-reported outcome measures of sleep and co-morbid symptoms at baseline, mid-treatment, post-treatment, and at three-months to assess durability of effect. The results of the proposed study have the potential to improve healthcare outcomes by helping cancer survivors and their caregivers make informed and evidence-based decisions, leading to patient-centered and personalized care for cancer survivors with insomnia. PMID:26956541

  8. DEVELOPMENT OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AND CLINICAL RESEARCH OF THREATENED ABORTION

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    LI Jing-xia; XIE Gan-gong

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review recent development of acupuncture treatment of threatened abortion from 1) clinical application of "Linggui Bafa"(灵龟八法Eight Methods of Intelligent Turtle), 2) body acupoints, and 3) acupuncture combined with Chinese materia medica, and clinical study from 1) effect of acupuncture on the blood flow of uterus, and 2) effect of acupuncture on plasma progesterone level. In addition, acupuncture therapy is also used to help women in gestation and can effectively raise the pregnant rate. "Linggui Bafa" is rather effective in preventing threatened abortion and should be studied further.

  9. Efficacy Analysis of Acupuncture Comprehensive Therapy for Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy%针灸为主治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效分析

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    肖家兰

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察以针灸为主的综合疗法治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效。方法:将118例神经根型颈椎病患者随机分为治疗组(88例)和对照组(30例),治疗组给予针灸疗法(颈夹脊、肩井、肩中俞、天宗、肩髃、曲池、合谷、列缺、后溪等)配合颈椎牵引、梅花针叩刺拔罐、颈部功能锻炼等综合治疗,对照组则服用布洛芬缓释胶囊(0.3g,bid)、甲钴胺片(0.5mg,tid),观察两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为95.5%,高于对照组的76.7%(P<0.05)。结论:针灸、牵引、梅花针叩刺拔罐、功能锻炼等综合治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效显著。%Objective:To observe the efficacy of acupuncture comprehensive therapy for cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Methods:118 cases of patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were randomly divided into treatment group (88 cases) and control group (30 cases), the treatment group treated by comprehensive therapy including acupuncture therapy (cervical Jiaji points, GB21, SI15, SI11, LI15, LI11, LI4, LU7 and SI3) com-bined with cervical traction, percussopunctator cupping and cervical functional training, while control group by orally taking Bloven sustained-re-lease capsule (0.3g, bid) and mecobalamin tablets (0.5mg, tid), observed the efficacy of two groups. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 95.5%, which was higher than 76.7%that of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:The comprehensive therapy which includes acupunc-ture, traction, percussopunctator cupping and functional training has significant curative effect on cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.

  10. Clinical Observation on Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment for Melanoderm's Peripheral Facial Paralysis at Remission Stage

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    MA Deng-shang; YANG Ling

    2007-01-01

    The traditional acupuncture and moxibustion therapies were adopted to treat 32cases of melanoderm's peripheral facial paralysis at remission stage, the effective rate was 93.8%, indicating that acupuncture and moxibustion therapies are effective for different races.

  11. Acupuncture in Premenopausal Women With Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study

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    Susan H. Oakley, MD, FACOG

    2016-09-01

    Conclusion: In this cohort of premenopausal women with HSDD, 5 weeks of acupuncture therapy was associated with significant improvements in sexual function, particularly desire. This supports a role for acupuncture as a therapeutic option for women with low desire.

  12. Anti-inflammatory actions of acupuncture

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    Freek J. Zijlstra

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture has a beneficial effect when treating many diseases and painful conditions, and therefore is thought to be useful as a complementary therapy or to replace generally accepted pharmacological intervention. The attributive effect of acupuncture has been investigated in inflammatory diseases, including asthma, rhinitis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, epicondylitis, complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and vasculitis. Large randomised trials demonstrating the immediate and sustained effect of acupuncture are missing. Mechanisms underlying the ascribed immunosuppressive actions of acupuncture are reviewed in this communication. The acupuncture-controlled release of neuropeptides from nerve endings and subsequent vasodilative and anti-inflammatory effects through calcitonine gene-related peptide is hypothesised. The complex interactions with substance P, the analgesic contribution of β-endorphin and the balance between cell-specific pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines tumour necrosis factor-α and interleukin-10 are discussed.

  13. CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF APHASIS IN AUTISM CHILDREN

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    ZHANG Quan-ming; JIN Rui

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy for aphasis in autism children. Methods: Thirty cases of autism children were divided into acupuncture group (n=20) and medication group (n=10). Intelligence quotient(IQ) and Social adaptive developmental quotient(ADQ) were used to assess the therapeutic effect. Results: After treatment, IQ values increased slightly in medication group and considerably in acupuncture group (P<0.001), and the difference between pre-treatment and post-treatment of acupuncture group was significantly bigger than that of control group (P<0.01). ADQ of two groups increased at different degrees, and that of acupuncture and the difference between post- and pre-treatment of acupuncture group were significantly bigger than those of control group (P<0.001). Conclusion: Acupuncture treatment is effective in improving autism children's speaking ability. raising IQ and ADQ.

  14. 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.

  15. Application experience of treating hysteria by the“Xingnao Kaiqiao”acupuncture therapy%“醒脑开窍”针刺法治疗癔病应用体会

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    杨洸

    2013-01-01

      探讨醒脑开窍针法配合心理暗示疗法治疗癔病的临床疗效。癔病的的各种复杂表现,无论是肢体瘫痪、震颤麻痹、暴瘖失语等运动障碍,或是失明幻视、咽喉不利等感觉障碍,均采用“醒脑开窍”针刺法,配合心理暗示治疗,每可获效神速。表明“醒脑开窍”针刺法治疗癔病具有临床疗效好、见效快、操作简便,且无毒副作用等优势,值得推广应用。%To investigate clinical effects of the“Xingnao Kaiqiao”acupuncture therapy combined with psychological suggestion therapy on treating hysteria. Hysteria has a variety of complex performance, such as limb paralysis, parkinsonism, violence dumb aphasia and other dyskinesia, or blindness visual hallucinations, negative throat and other sensory disturbances. Both of them were taken the“Xingnao Kaiqiao” acupuncture therapy combined with psychological suggestion therapy, and got a magical effect. Indicate that the“Xingnao Kaiqiao”acupuncture therapy was effective in treating hysteria, and without Side effects, worthy of a wide application.

  16. Serum level changes of insulin-like growth factor-1 and amino acids in children with cerebral palsy following functional exercise plus head acupuncture therapy

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    Lihua Zhang; Jiaojiao Du; Xiaojie Li; Zhimei Jiang

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND:In the past few years,there were many studies about the pathophysiology of insulin-like growth factor-1(Lgf-1), as well as glutamic acid (GLU) and γ-aminobutydc acid(GABA)in hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD).IGF-1 plays a protective role in brain damage.The over release of excitatory amino acids (EAA) plays an important role in acute neuronal death,which delays neuronal death.The disproportion of increasing of excitatory and inhibitory amino acids can cause different extent HIBD.However,there is rare report about the change of IGF-1 and neurotransmitter Ievelin serum of cerebral palsy (CP) children.OBJECTIVE:To observe the levels of serum IGF-1.GABA and GLU before and after functional exercise plus head acupuncture therapy and single functional exercise,then study the effective mechanism of IGF-1.GABA and GLU in the occurrence and development of CP,and compare those with normal control group.DESIGN:Case-control study.SETTING:College of Rehabilitation Medicine,Jiamusi University,Prevention and Treatment Center of Child Cerebral Palsy in Heilongjiang Province.PARTICIPANTS:CP group:Sixty CP children came from Prevention and Treatment Center of Child Cerebral Palsy in Heilongjiang Province between April 2005 and March 2006 were selected in this study.All the cases were consistent with the diagnostic criteria and the type of cerebral palsy and finally diagnosed with CT and MRI examinations.There were 35 males and 25 females aged from 8 months to 4 years with the mean age of (2.0±0.5)years.And then,they were randomly divided into two groups.Twenty-six cases were received functional exercise,and the other 34 cases were treated with functional exercise and head acupuncture.Control group: Thirty healthy children were from kindergarten and community for health examination in June 2005.There were 15 males and 15 females aged from 8 month to 4 years with the mean age of(2.0±0.5)years.All guardians agreed with the participation of this experiment.METHODS:

  17. 调和营卫针刺法治疗失眠临床研究%Clinical research of insomnia treated with the acupuncture therapy by harmonizing Ying and Wei

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    郭伟; 温耀辉; 陈志强; 戴荣水; 阙秀琴; 谢建谋; 袁世伟; 张润荣; 王东明; 吴科斌

    2014-01-01

    目的:通过调和营卫针刺法治疗失眠患者的临床疗效观察,探讨治疗失眠机理。方法:将200例失眠患者分为两组,分别采用调和营卫针刺法及口服安定片治疗,通过匹茨堡睡眠质量指数量表评分,观察临床疗效。结果:通过匹茨堡睡眠质量指数量表评分,针刺治疗失眠疗效高于药物治疗,经统计学处理有显著差异。结论:针灸治疗通过改善营卫两气的运行状态,明显改善患者的睡眠质量,达到治疗失眠目的。%Objective: To investigate the mechanism of insomnia therapy by observing on insomnia treated with the acupuncture therapy of harmonizing Ying and Wei. Methods:200 patients with insomnia were divided into two groups, respectively treated with the acupuncture therapy of harmonizing Ying and Wei, and oral-administrated diazepam. They were observed and investigated by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Results:According to Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the acupuncture therapy was better than medications therapy in the treatment of insomnia. There is remarkable difference after statistics processing. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy can improve the sleep quality and heal insomnia by changing the running state of Yingqi and Weiqi.

  18. Unanticipated Insights into Biomedicine from the Study of Acupuncture.

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    MacPherson, Hugh; Hammerschlag, Richard; Coeytaux, Remy R; Davis, Robert T; Harris, Richard E; Kong, Jiang-Ti; Langevin, Helene M; Lao, Lixing; Milley, Ryan J; Napadow, Vitaly; Schnyer, Rosa N; Stener-Victorin, Elisabet; Witt, Claudia M; Wayne, Peter M

    2016-02-01

    Research into acupuncture has had ripple effects beyond the field of acupuncture. This paper identifies five exemplars to illustrate that there is tangible evidence of the way insights gleaned from acupuncture research have informed biomedical research, practice, or policy. The first exemplar documents how early research into acupuncture analgesia has expanded into neuroimaging research, broadening physiologic understanding and treatment of chronic pain. The second describes how the acupuncture needle has become a tool to enhance biomedical knowledge of connective tissue. The third exemplar, which illustrates use of a modified acupuncture needle as a sham device, focuses on emergent understanding of placebo effects and, in turn, on insights into therapeutic encounters in treatments unrelated to acupuncture. The fourth exemplar documents that two medical devices now in widespread use were inspired by acupuncture: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators for pain control and antinausea wrist bands. The final exemplar describes how pragmatic clinical trial designs applied in acupuncture research have informed current general interest in comparative effectiveness research. In conclusion, these exemplars of unanticipated outcomes of acupuncture research comprise an additional rationale for continued support of basic and clinical research evaluating acupuncture and other under-researched therapies.

  19. The Clinical Study on a Case of Transverse Myelitis With Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta Herbal Acupuncture

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    Park Min-ho; Lim Sung-taek; Choi Seok-woo

    2005-01-01

    Objective : This study was performed to evaluate the treatment of acupuncture therapy including Bee Venom and Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture on the patient with Transverse myelitis. Methods : We treated the patient with Transverse myelitis by Bee Venom herbal acupuncture at beginning, since then we treated him adding to Hominis Placenta herbal acupuncture. Conclusions : The patient was effectively reduced symptoms with Bee Venom herbal acupuncture, since then he get more effective ...

  20. Is pneumothorax after acupuncture so uncommon?

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    Stenger, Michael; Bauer, Nicki Eithz; Licht, Peter B

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture is one of the most widely used forms of traditional Chinese medicine often referred to as alternative therapy in the Western World and over the past decades it has become increasingly popular in Denmark. Pneumothorax is known as the most common serious complication following acupuncture......, but it is quite rarely reported. During a three-month period two patients with pneumothorax caused by acupuncture were admitted to our department. The purpose of this case report is to increase awareness of this complication, which may not be so uncommon....

  1. Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment in Cervical Pain.

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    Norma Ríos García

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A study is performed, longitudinal, prospective, descriptive in patients who attended the consultation of The Health Center With Beds (CSCC of Torbeck, in the Southern Department of Haiti, in order to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with cervical pain, in the period between January and June 2011. We studied a universe of 73 patients and a sample of 60 patients, from these persons 30 used drug therapy (Group B and 30 patients which used acupuncture (Group A. We note that in both groups, the females were the most affected, with a prevalence between 31 and 60. The main symptom for both groups was pain (100%. Patients who were administered the acupuncture successfully evolved between the second and fourth days of starting treatment and patients in group B between 5 and 6 days. Acupuncture is an effective therapy in the management of neck pain, with few adverse reactions of the patient and drug zero cost.

  2. 针刺加火针疗法治疗乳腺增生病54例临床观察%Clenical Observation of 54 Cases of Mammary Gland Hyperplasia Treated with Acupuncture and Fire Needle Therapy

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    王永红

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of mammary gland hyperplasia. Methods 54 patients with hyperplasia of mammary glands of acupuncture with fire needle therapy, and do analysis. Result all patients were treated with acupuncture and fire needle therapy, 6 courses of acupuncture treatment and treatment of fire needle therapy effective rate was 92.6%. Condusion acupunc⁃ture with fire needle therapy is a kind of effective method to treat disease of mammary gland hyperplasia.%目的:观察乳腺增生病的治疗效果。方法对54例乳腺增生病患者施行针刺加火针疗法治疗,并做分析总结。结果所有患者均施行针刺加火针疗法治疗,经1~6个疗程的针刺治疗和火针疗法治疗,有效率92.6%。结论针刺加火针疗法治疗乳腺增生病是一种有效的方法。

  3. Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture in the Management of Cancer

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    Henry Liming LIANG

    2005-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy, has been used to manage the cancer associated symptoms of cancer patients. To identify the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in the management of cancer, this review critically analyses the relevant publications including both experimental and clinical studies. The majority of studies suggest that acupuncture effectively relieves some cancer related symptoms such as cancer pain, and some adverse effects caused by the cancer conventional treatments such as nausea, vomiting, neutropenia and xerostomia.

  4. Clinical Observation of Acupuncture Combined with Tinnitus Retaining Therapy on Tinnitus%针刺配合习服疗法治疗耳鸣临床观察

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    吴丽丽; 吴群; 吴松

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针刺配合习服疗法治疗耳鸣的治疗效果。方法60例耳鸣患者随机分为两组。治疗组30例采用针刺配合习服疗法,对照组30例采用口服甲钴胺和活力苏口服液治疗,疗程结束后评定疗效。结果治疗组总有效率优于对照组(P <0.05)。治疗后两组 THI 积分呈下降趋势,治疗组下降更明显(P <0.05);与对照组治疗后比较,差异具有统计学意义(P <0.05)。结论针刺配合习服疗法治疗耳鸣的效果优于常规口服甲钴胺和活力苏口服液。%Abstracts:Objective To observe the treatment effect of acupuncture combined with tinnitus retaining therapy (TRT) on tinnitus. Methods 60 cases of tinnitus patients were randomly divided into two groups.30 cases of treatment group received acupuncture and TRT, 30 cases of control group received Mecobalamin tablets and Huolisu Oral Liquid, the clinical effect was evaluated after treatment.Results The total effective rate of treatment group was better than that of control group (P <0.05).After treatment, the THI score of the two groups showed a downward trend, the treatment group decreased more significantly (P <0.05); compared with the control group, the difference was statistically significant (P <0.05).Conclusion The effect of acupuncture combined with TRT on tinnitus is superior to routine Meco-balamin Tablets and Huolisu Oral Liquid treatment.

  5. Introduction to the Application of Sacroiliac Acupuncture

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    朱毅; 洪珏

    2009-01-01

    @@ Sacroiliac acupuncture was developed by the research faculty from Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian on the basis of modern and traditional Chinese medical theories combined with clinical practice[1,2]. Decades of clinical observations have proved its efficacy for treating lumbosacral neuralgia, systremma, epithelial gluteal neuritis, periformis injury, strain of lumbosacral spine muscles and muscular atrophy of the lower limbs[3]. The author is thus going to introduce this needling therapy as follows.

  6. 温针颈外夹脊穴配合牵引治疗颈性眩晕50例%Treating50 cases of cervical vertigo by acupuncture plus traction therapy

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    郭丽霞

    2015-01-01

    观察温针颈外夹脊穴配合牵引治疗50例颈性眩晕患者的临床疗效。治疗后痊愈47例(94%),好转2例(4%),无效1例(2%),有效率为98%,说明温针颈外夹脊穴配合牵引治疗颈性眩晕有明显的疗效。%Clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus traction therapy on 50 cases of cervical vertigo was observed. After the treatment, 47 cases were cured (94%); 2 cases were better (4%); 1 case was invalid; the total efficiency was 98%. Acupuncture plus traction therapy on cervical vertigo shows a significant effect.

  7. 新式头针取穴法在幼儿智力低下治疗中的疗效观察%New Scalp Acupuncture Therapy in the Treatment of Children wi th Mental Retardation

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    程显丹; 申艳娥

    2015-01-01

    目的:对新式头针取穴法治疗幼儿智力低下进行疗效观察.方法:120例年龄在12~36月的智力低下幼儿.随机分为新式头针取穴法组(新式取穴组)、传统头针取穴法组(传统取穴组)和不进行头针治疗组(对照组)各40例,每组中轻、中智力低下患儿各20例.新式取穴组用新式头针取穴法进行针灸治疗加智能训练加运动疗法,传统取穴组采用传统头针取穴法进行针灸治疗加智能训练加运动疗法,对照组只采用智能训练加运动疗法.疗程均为3个月.按照Gesell发育量表于治疗前后分别测定各组受试者的发育商( DQ),计算各组治疗前后DQ差值.结果:新式组在轻度智力低下及中度智力低下治疗中效果明显优于传统取穴组及对照组,P<00.5,有统计学意义,传统取穴组仅在轻度智力低下治疗方面明显优于对照组,P<0.05,有统计学意义.新式取穴组总有效率明显高于其他两组,经卡方检验P<0.05,有统计学意义.传统取穴组跟对照组比较虽总有效率明显高于对照组,但无统计学意义.结论:新式取穴法头针治疗智力低下幼儿疗效明显优于传统取穴头针治疗法.%Objcetive:To observe a new scalp acupuncture for children with mental retardation.Mtehods:Se-lect 120 cases of children aged 12-36 months with mental retardation.Randomly divide them into a new scalp acupuncture group ( the modern acupuncture group ),traditional scalp acupuncture group ( traditional acupunc-ture group) and no scalp acupuncture group (the control group),40 cases in each group.The light and moder-ate levels of mental retardation were 20 cases respectively.New acupuncture group received new scalp acupoints method with acupuncture plus intelligent training plus therapy and traditional acupuncture group received tradi -tional scalp acupuncture method,namely,acupuncture plus intelligent training plus exercise therapy,while the control group only received intelligence training

  8. Comparação dos resultados da fonoterapia e fonoterapia associada à acupuntura na paralisia facial periférica Comparison between myofunctional therapy and myofunctional therapy associated with acupuncture on treatment for peripheral facial paralysis

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    Márcia Cristina de Paula Rosa

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar a eficácia da fonoterapia e da Acupuntura associada à fonoterapia em pacientes com paralisia facial periférica de Bell. MÉTODOS: foram encaminhados para tratamento fonoaudiológico 15 pacientes, dos quais oito foram selecionados randomicamente para fonoterapia associada à Acupuntura, constituindo o grupo experimental. Os dois grupos passaram por avaliação, seguida pelas sessões de tratamento e logo após foram reavaliados, por um examinador externo. Os dados foram analisados por testes de hipóteses com nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: a mediana do número de sessões foi de 12,0 para o grupo controle e 5,5 para o grupo experimental (p=0,007, sendo que todos os integrantes deste último receberam alta terapêutica. Das 10 variáveis correlacionadas à mobilidade, quatro (40,0% apresentaram melhora significante no grupo controle e sete (70,0% no grupo experimental. Em relação à tonicidade, das 11 variáveis analisadas verificou-se melhora em sete (63,6% no grupo submetido apenas à fonoterapia e em 11 (100,0% no grupo submetido à fonoterapia associada à Acupuntura. Quanto às 15 medidas faciais investigadas houve melhora nos dois grupos, sendo esta mais evidente no grupo experimental. Apenas uma variável (6,7% apresentou valor significante no que se refere àdiferença entre os dois grupos na reavaliação. Em contrapartida, na comparação entre a avaliação e a reavaliação verificou-se valores significantes em sete variáveis (46,7%, sendo que em cinco (33,3% a melhora foi mais evidente no grupo experimental. CONCLUSÃO: a associação da terapia fonoaudiológica com a Acupuntura foi mais eficaz no tratamento da paralisia facial periférica de Bell, na amostra estudada.PURPOSE: to compare the efficacy of speech-language therapy and acupuncture associated with speech-language therapy in patients with Bell's peripheral facial paralysis. METHODS: we referred 15 patients for speech-language therapy, of

  9. Efficacy observation on benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with acupuncture and moxibustion

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    徐泽杰

    2014-01-01

    Objective To compare the difference in the clinical efficacy on benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH)between the acupuncture-moxibustion therapy and the medication of Qianliekang tablets.Methods One hundred and twenty eight patients were randomized into an acupuncturemoxibustion group and a Qianliekang,64 cases in each.In the acupuncture-moxibustion group,acupuncture was

  10. An Inquiry into the Action of Acupuncture on the Human Body by Means of Pharmacology

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    LU Yong; WANG Jia-tao

    2009-01-01

    @@ The science of traditional acupuncture was the summary of the law of action of acupuncture made by our predecessors in their long term clinical practice, which plays a very important guiding role in clinic. In order to make the charm of this ancient acupuncture therapy ever lasting, bringing it into line with the modem science and technology is necessary.

  11. Air acupuncture therapy combined with manipulation on 90 cases of acute sprain and bruising of ankle joint%气针加手法治疗急性踝关节扭挫伤90例

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    王永红; 李斌

    2003-01-01

    @@ BACKGROUND: Air acupuncture therapy is to make use of time and space stimuli of air in acupoint and promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis, relieve swelling and pain through interstitial osmosis and absorption. Manipulation to acute sprain and bruising of ankle joint can achieve anatomic reduction as soon as possible, clear incarceration of synovium, promote circulation of qi and relieve pain and increase blood circulation of affected tissue.

  12. Acupuncture to Reduce HIV-Associated Inflammation

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    Barbara Swanson

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. HIV infection is associated with systemic inflammation that can increase risk for cardiovascular events. Acupuncture has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects and to improve symptoms in persons with inflammatory conditions. Objective. To test the anti-inflammatory effects of an acupuncture protocol that targets the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAIP, a neural mechanism whose activation has been shown to reduce the release of proinflammatory cytokines, in persons with HIV-associated inflammation. Design, Setting, Participants, and Interventions. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted in an outpatient clinic located in a medically underserved urban neighborhood. Twenty-five clinically-stable HIV-infected persons on antiretroviral therapy were randomized to receive once weekly CAIP-based acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Main Outcome Measures. Outcomes included plasma concentrations of high sensitivity C-reactive protein and D-dimer and fasting lipids. Results. Twenty-five participants completed the protocol (treatment group n=12, control group n=13. No adverse events related to the acupuncture protocol were observed. Compared to baseline values, the two groups did not significantly differ in any outcome measures at the end of the acupuncture protocol. Conclusions. CAIP-based acupuncture did not favorably modulate inflammatory or lipid parameters. Additional studies are warranted of CAIP-based protocols of different frequencies/durations.

  13. Analysis of the effect of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture comprehensive therapy in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis%中医针灸综合疗法治疗强直性脊柱炎的效果分析

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    梁栋荣

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture comprehensive therapy in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.Methods:60 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were selected.They were treated by traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture comprehensive therapy.We observed the effect of treatment.Results:In TCM symptom score, morning stiffness time,spinal mobility,thoracic mobility,CRP,ESR,compared before and after treatment,the difference was statistically significant(P<0.05).Conclusion:The clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture comprehensive therapy in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis was significant.%目的:探讨中医针灸综合疗法治疗强直性脊柱炎的临床效果。方法:收治强直性脊柱炎患者60例,均采用中医针灸综合疗法,观察治疗效果。结果:在中医症状积分、早晨僵硬时间、脊柱活动度、胸廓活动度、CRP、ESR等方面,治疗前后比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:中医针灸综合疗法治疗强直性脊柱炎疗效显著。

  14. “神经穴位对应针刺法”在中医眼科应用实践%The applications of“A acupuncture therapy of acupoint corresponding to neuroanatomy”in TCM ophthalmology

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    向圣锦; 李艳; 窦仁慧; 张宗端

    2013-01-01

    本文拟介绍一种以疾病的病理生理为基础,结合中医经络循行、穴位分布与相应神经解剖定位的对应关系来选穴配穴的眼科针刺法,取穴配穴以局部为主,刺法以透刺为主,称为“神经穴位对应针刺法”。并以病案介绍该法在多种神经眼科疾病或眼部功能障碍性疾病中的应用。%This paper introduces a acupuncture therapy of ophthalmology based on the pathophysiology of the disease、Chinese medicine meridian circulation、the needling point distribution and the correspondence between neuroanatomical localization with acupoints ,called“acupuncture therapy of acupoint corresponding to neuroanatomy” .Acupoints select to circum-eyelid mainly and acupuncture therapy is point-through-point .It was treatmented of a variety of neuro-ophthalmic disorders or eye disfunction ,such as abnormal blink ,eyelid spasms ,visual fatigue ,dry eye ,and so on .

  15. Clinical Effects of Acupuncture and Physical Therapy Tacute Lumbar Sprain%针刺结合运动疗法治疗急性腰肌扭伤的临床效果

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    黄爱民

    2014-01-01

    目的:评价针刺结合运动疗法对急性腰肌扭伤的治疗效果。方法选择100例急性腰肌扭伤患者分成观察组和对照组各50例。观察组采用针刺腰痛穴、腹部全息结合运动疗法治疗;对照组采用刺腰痛穴、腹部全息治疗。对比两组的治疗效果。结果观察组治疗的总有效率高于对照组。结论针刺结合运动疗法能有效的提高对急性腰肌扭伤的治疗效果。%Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on acute lumbar muscle sprain. Methods 100 cases of acute lumbar sprain patients were divided into observation group and control group of 50 cases. Observation group received acupuncture points lumbago, abdominal holography combined with exercise therapy; the control group with low back pain stab hole, abdomen holographic treatment. Compared two groups of treatment. Results in the observation group,the total effective rate of treatment is higher than that of control group. Conclusion acupuncture combined with exercise therapy can effectively improve the acute lumbar muscle sprain treatment effect.

  16. Urban acupuncture

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    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...

  17. Clinical Observation on Treating Sequelae of Apoplexy with Acupuncture and Abdominal Massage Therapy%针刺结合腹部推拿治疗中风后遗症的疗效观察

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    吴国良

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy on treating sequelae of apoplexy with acupuncture and abdominal massage therapy. Methods:60 patients with sequelae of apoplexy were randomly divided into treatment and control groups. 30 patients in treatment group were treated with combination of traditional acupuncture and abdominal massage; 30 patients in control group were treated with traditional acupuncture. 10 times'treat-ments were as one course. The clinical efficacy of both groups were observed after three treatment courses. Re-Sults:The significant progress rates in treatment group and control group were 60% and 10% respectively. Comparison of significant progress rates between the two groups showed a statistical significance ( P < 0. 01 ). Conclusion : Using the combination of acupuncture and abdominal massage on treating sequelae of apoplexy is better than pure acupuncture treatment. It is worthy of clinical promotion.%目的:观察针刺结合腹部推拿治疗中风后遗症的临床疗效.方法:将60例中风后遗症患者随机分为治疗组和对照组.其中治疗组30例,采用传统针刺结合腹部推拿治疗;对照组30例,采用传统针刺方法治疗.两组均10次为一疗程,3个疗程后观察疗效.结果:治疗组显著进步率为60%,对照组显著进步率为10%,两组显著进步率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论:运用针刺结合腹部推拿治疗中风后遗症疗效优于单纯针刺治疗,值得临床推广.

  18. Treatment of diabetic gastroparesis by acupuncture therapy: A multi-center randomized controlled trial%针刺治疗糖尿病性胃轻瘫多中心随机对照研究

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    张必萌; 胡智海; 寿崟; 王毅; 徐斯伟; 杨洋; 潘超安; 刘苗苗; 周俊梅

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察针刺治疗糖尿病性胃轻瘫的临床疗效.方法 将符合纳入标准的200例患者随机分为针刺组和西药组,每组100例.针刺组采用针刺足三里等穴位治疗,西药组给予口服多潘立酮.两组疗程均为3周,观察临床疗效及临床症状体征评分变化情况.结果 针刺组的临床疗效优于西药组(P<0.01);针刺对上腹饱胀的改善优于西药组(P<0.01);两组不同中医证型间的疗效无显著差异(P>0.05).结论 针刺治疗糖尿病性胃轻瘫临床疗效确切,尤其对饱胀症状的改善作用明显.%Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture therapy against diabetic gastroparesis ( DGP). Methods A total of 200 subjects were randomly divided into acupuncture group and medication group, 100 cases in each group. Acupuncture group was treated by needling Zusanli ( ST36 ) and medication group was treated with oral Domperidone, with a course of 3 weeks. The therapeutic effects were observed. Results The clinical efficacy was better in the acupuncture group than in the medication group(P 0. 05). Conclusion Acupuncture is quite effective for diabetic gastroparesis, particularly for epigastric fullness.

  19. [Acupuncture as a cause of death (author's transl)].

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    Brettel, H F

    1981-01-16

    Acupuncture is a controversial method of treatment, the success of which, according to the convictions of its opponents, is based solely on suggestion or autosuggestion. That the rules of the Chinese teaching on acupuncture are not observed by many acupuncturists does not contribute to its prestige. Serious injuries resulting from acupuncture therapy have, however, seldom become known. For this reason the case is presented of a 63-year-old woman, suffering from asthma, who died as a result of a bilateral pneumothorax following injury to the lungs in the course of acupuncture of the chest wall.

  20. [Professor XIAO Ji-fang's idea on acupuncture-moxibustion ].

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    Fan, Yu-Shan; Liao, Yu-Heng; Rui, Jing-Lin; Zhang, Cui-Zhou

    2012-03-01

    Professor XIAO Ji-fang, an experienced practitioner of Chinese medicine of Guangxi, is famous for his medical ethics, wide range of studies, comprehensive understanding of the classics, innovation, as well as u nique academic ideas. He focuses on mind-regulating in acupuncture and pulse diagnosis. At the same time, differentiation of syndromes, diseases and meridians are emphasized. The combination of acupuncture and moxibustion and integration of acupuncture and medicine are promoted. He is especially skilled at slow twisting needle insertion, Taiji needling therapy, scalp acupuncture and moxibustion with a herb prepared thread of Zhuang nationality, which all achieve remarkable effects.

  1. Efficacy Observation on Wrist-ankle Acupuncture Combined with Acupoint Dressing Therapy on Lumbar Disc Herniation%腕踝针配合穴位敷贴治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察

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    王维明; 杨慧勤

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture and acupoint dressing therapy on lumbar disc herniation. Methods:60 cases of lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, experimental group with wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with acupoint dressing therapy, control group was treated with electro-acupuncture, efficacy was compared between the two groups after a course of treatment. Results:The cure rate and total effective rate of experimental group were both significantly better than those of control group (P0.05). Conclusion:Efficacy of wrist-ankle acupuncture and acupoint dressing therapy on lumbar disc her-niation is significant, which improve the cure rate and degree of pain.%目的:观察腕踝针配合穴位敷贴治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:60例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为实验组与对照组,实验组采用腕踝针配合穴位敷贴治疗,对照组采用电针治疗,1疗程后比较两组效果。结果:实验组治愈率及总有效率均显著优于对照组(P0.05)。结论:腕踝针配合穴位敷贴治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效确切,提高治愈率及疼痛改善程度。

  2. 腹针治疗变应性鼻炎82例临床观察%Clinical observation on treating 82 cases of allergic rhinitis by abdominal acupuncture therapy

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    杨小清; 王维明; 黎婵

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察腹针引气归元法治疗变应性鼻炎82例。方法:采用腹针疗法治疗2周。结果:大部分患者经2个疗程治疗都取得了较好的疗效,82例患者中痊愈48例,占58.7%;有效29例,占35.6%;无效5例,占5.7%。总有效率为94.3%。结论:腹针治疗变应性鼻炎效果显著。%Objective:To investigate clinical effects of the abdominal acupuncture entraining return element method on treating 82 cases of allergic rhinitis. Methods:Take the abdominal acupuncture entraining return element therapy for 2 weeks. Results:Most patients after two courses of treatment have achieved better results, 48 cases were cured(58.7%), 29 cases were effective(35.6%), 5 cases have no effect (5.7%). The total efficiency was 94.3%. Conclusion: The abdominal acupuncture therapy was significantly effective in treating allergic rhinitis.

  3. Meta-Analysis on RCTs of Menopause Sleep Disorders Treated by Acupuncture Therapy%针灸治疗围绝经期睡眠障碍随机对照研究Meta评价

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    张宁; 胡静; 王雁

    2012-01-01

    Objective To assess the efficacy of acupuncture treatment on menopause sleep disorders. Methods Collect randomized controlled clinical trial involving acupuncture for menopause sleep disorders, retrieve Chinese and English relevant database by computer and manual searching, then evaluate the quality of the literature according to Cochrane Handbook recommended quality assessment method, and statistically analyze the data using software RevMan5.1.2. Results The systematic review included eleven randomized controlled study with a total of 858 cases. Meta-analysis derived:the difference in efficiency, the acupuncture treatment compared with drug control, was statistically significant [OR=5.99, 95%CI (2.32, 15.49), P=0.000 2]. Sub-group analysis showed that:between acupuncture and herb control, the difference was not statistically significant [OR=2.34, 95%CI (0.23, 23.78), P=0.47]. While between acupuncture and western medicine control, special acupuncture and Chinese and Western medicine control, the differences were both statistically significant. In increasing serum E2 levels, acupuncture compared with drug therapy, the difference was statistically significant [MD=33.69, 95% CI (29.87, 37.50), P<0.000 01]. In increasing PSQI index, acupuncture compared with drug therapy, the difference was not statistically significant [MD=-0.62, 95%CI (-2.75, 1.51), P=0.57]. Conclusion Acupuncture has some effect on menopause sleep disorders.%目的 评价针灸治疗围绝经期睡眠障碍的临床有效性.方法 搜集针灸治疗围绝经期睡眠障碍的临床随机对照研究,同时应用计算机和手工检索相关中英文数据库,使用Cochrane Handbook推荐的质量评价方法对文献进行质量评价,采用RevMan5.1.2软件进行统计分析.结果 本系统评价纳入随机对照研究11个,共858例患者.有效率针灸疗法与药物对照比较,差异有统计学意义[OR=5.99,95%CI(2.32,15.49),P=0.000 2].亚组分析表明:针刺

  4. Establishing an animal model for National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular acupuncture protocol.

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    Kattalai Kailasam, Vasanth; Anand, Preeti; Melyan, Zara

    2016-06-15

    The use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain has increased dramatically in the past few decades making them one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the US. However, long-term use of opioids is limited by development of tolerance (decreased antinociceptive efficacy) and opioid-induced hyperalgesia - paradoxical sensitization to noxious (hyperalgesia) and non-noxious (allodynia) stimuli. Novel adjunctive therapies are needed to increase the efficacy and prolong the duration of action of opioids in chronic pain treatment. Acupuncture is often used as an adjunct therapy for the treatment of symptoms induced by non-clinical use of opioids. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular acupuncture protocol is the most common form of acupuncture treatment for substance abuse. The standardized, easy to use and virtually painless procedure make it an attractive complementary treatment option for patients suffering from opioid-induced adverse effects. Clinical trials designed to test the efficacy of the NADA protocol yielded contradictory results. The mechanism by which NADA acupuncture could serve as a successful treatment remains unknown. Therefore, establishing an animal model of NADA acupuncture can provide a tool for investigating the efficacy and cellular mechanisms of NADA treatment. Previous studies have shown that repeated morphine administration in rodents can produce locomotor sensitization and reduce analgesic potency of a challenge dose of morphine, indicating development of morphine tolerance. Here we show that NADA acupuncture treatment can both reduce morphine-induced locomotor sensitization and prevent the development of morphine tolerance in rats, thus validating a new model for NADA acupuncture studies. Our data provides support for evidence-based use of NADA acupuncture as a new adjunctive approach that can potentially improve the side-effect profile of morphine and other prescription opioids.

  5. [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. PMID:27352509

  6. A Case Study of 20 Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis of the Elbow by Using Hwachim (Burning Acupuncture Therapy and Sweet Bee Venom Pharmacopuncture

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    Seho Jung

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study was performed to estimate the effectiveness of burning acupuncture therapy (Hwachim and sweet bee venom pharmacopuncture (S-BV pharmacopuncture in treating lateral epicondylitis of elbow. Methods: We selected 33 patients at first, but 13 patients were excluded due to unclear medical records. Finally, a total of 20 patients who had received treatment from January 2012 to December 2013 were included in this study; all 20 patients had undergone Hwachim for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis of elbow, and 19 of the 20 had been treated with S-BV pharmacopuncture (Korea Pharmacopuncture Institute, KPI and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS as an ancillary treatment method. The degrees of pain of the 20 patients were evaluated by using the visual analogue scale (VAS score at their first and final visits. The Wilcoxon signed rank test and the Kruskal-Wallis test were used to compare the VAS scores statistically. Results: The VAS score had decreased significantly from 10.00 ± 0.00 to 4.00 ± 2.47 (P = 0.000 by the end of the treatment. No significant changes were observed based on the number of treatments (P = 0.246, the age of the patients (P = 0.810, the duration of the illness (P = 0.705, and the location of the lesion (P = 0.076. Conclusion: This study suggests Hwachim and S-BV pharmacopuncture are very effective for treating lateral epicondylitis of the elbow.

  7. Orthodontic post-adjustment pain control with acupuncture

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    Daniela de Cassia Faglioni Boleta-Ceranto

    2014-08-01

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

  8. The Treatment of External Humeral Epicondylitis by Auricular Plaster Therapy Combined with Body Acupuncture%耳穴贴压结合体针治疗肱骨外上髁炎

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    秦宏; 夏秋芳; 东贵荣

    2011-01-01

    Objective;To observe therapeutic effect of auricular plaster therapy combined with body acupuncture on external humeral epicondylitis. Methods: Eighty cases were randomly divided into observation group ( n = 40) and control group (n =40). The observation group was treated with auricular plaster therapy combined with body acupuncture, and the control group was treated with body acupuncture to observe the curative effect of the two groups. Results .-The two groups have a significant difference in MEPS mark after treatment (P 0.05). Conclusion: The curative effect of external humeral epicondylitis by auricular plaster therapy combined with body acupuncture is much better than by body acupuncture , especially in acute phase.%目的:观察耳穴贴压结合体针治疗肱骨外上髁炎的疗效。方法:将80例肱骨外上髁炎的患者随机分为试验组和对照组各40例,试验组采用耳穴贴压结合体针治疗,对照组单纯采用体针治疗,观察两组治疗前后疗效。结果:两组患者的MEPS评分与治疗前相比均有显著性差异(P<0.01)。观察组优良率40.0%,对照组优良率15.0%,两组优良率比较差异均有显著意义(P<0.01),观察组疗效优于对照组。急性期患者中观察组优良率37.5%,对照组优良率15.0%,两组优良率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。而观慢性期患者中观察组优良率2.5%,对照组优良率0%,两者比较无差异(P>0.05)。结论:采用耳穴贴压结合体针治疗肱骨外上髁炎疗效优于单纯采用体针治疗,且急性期疗效优于慢性期。

  9. Research Progress of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Treating Diabetes Mellitus

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    WU Yao-chi; WU Huan-gan

    2005-01-01

    This article summarizes the commonly-used acupuncture and moxibustion therapies, such as acupuncture therapy, moxibustion therapy, auriculo-acupuncture therapy,acupoint-injection therapy, electro-acupuncture therapy, acupoint-application therapy and the comprehensive therapy, in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, and explores the possible mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating diabetes mellitus from the influence of acupuncture and moxibustion on levels of the blood sugar level, insulin, blood lipid, blood rheology, anti-peroxide, the contents of cAMP and cGMP, and the activity of Na+ -K+/ATPase.%综述了各种临床常用的针灸疗法,如针刺治疗,艾灸疗法,耳针治疗,穴位注射,电针疗法,穴位敷贴疗法,以及各种疗法的综合应用,在治疗糖尿病中的应用.并从针灸对血糖,胰岛素,血脂,血液流变学,抗过氧化物,cAMP和cGMP含量和Na+-K+/ATPase活性的影响等方面探讨了针灸治疗糖尿病的可能机制.

  10. 针药结合治疗糖尿病及其并发症研究进展%Therapy of Acupuncture Combined with Medicine for Treatmentof Diabetes and its Complications

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    张海燕; 邬伟魁; 李芳; 万亮琴; 宋伟; 芦乾; 贺娅; 杨明

    2012-01-01

    探讨西药、中药、中西药结合针灸或穴位注射在治疗糖尿病(DM)及其并发症(胃轻瘫、神经原性膀胱、周围神经病变、情绪障碍、高血压、视网膜病变、末梢神经病变、并发带状疱疹、胰岛素抵抗、糖尿病足坏疽)的临床疗效.搜集整理CNKI等数据库针药结合治疗DM相关文献43篇.研究表明,药物结合针灸比单纯用药物或针灸的疗效具有明显优势,但目前针药结合治疗DM及其并发症的研究大多属于临床小样本观察,机制尚不明确.探索药物和针灸在治疗中的相互作用,开发安全、有效的新制剂,对糖尿病及其并发症防治具有积极意义.%To investigate the application and therapeutic effects of western medicine1 traditional Chinese medicine ( TCM), traditional Chinese medicine, Western and TCM medicine combined with acupuncture or acupuncture point injection treated in diabetes mellitus ( DM ) and its complications ( gastro paresis, neurogenic bladder, peripheral neuropath, mood disorders, hypertension, retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, coincide with shingles, insulin resistance, diabetic foot gangrene) in clinical. Studies have show that drugs combined with acupuncture has a clear advantage in efficacy compared with simply acupuncture or drugs applied in DM and its complications. But most research of acupuncture combined with drugs .in the treatment of diabetes and its complications belong to small sample observed in clinical and mechanism is not yet clear. So to explore drugs and acupuncture interaction in therapy, develop safe and effective new agent, which is to provide a reference for the treatment of DM.

  11. 电针联合生物反馈治疗功能性大便失禁临床观察%The Clinical Observation of Electric Acupuncture Combined With Biofeedback Therapy for Patients With Functional Encopresis

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    鲁丹

    2015-01-01

    Objective The study was performed to observe the clinical curative effect of the electric acupuncture combined with biofeedback therapy treatment functional encopresis. Methods 62 patients with functional encopresis were voluntarily divided into two groups: treatment group (32 cases) and control group(30 cases).The treatment group was exposed to the electric acupuncture combined with biofeedback therapy. Patients in the control group only receiced the biofeedback therapy. To observe symptom change of functional encopresis.Results The total effective rate of the two group was 76.67% and 96.88% respectively. The treatment group is better than the control group.Conclusion The electric acupuncture combined with biofeedback therapy plays a positive role in treating functional encopresis.%目的:观察电针联合生物反馈治疗功能性大便失禁的临床疗效。方法患者自愿选择分为治疗组32例与对照组30例,治疗组采用电针联合生物反馈治疗,对照组采用生物反馈治疗,观察大便失禁改善情况。结果治疗组总有效率96.88%,对照组热总有效率76.67%,治疗组优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论电针联合生物反馈治疗功能行大便失禁疗效显著。

  12. Development of Legislation and Standardization of Acupuncture Therapy in the United States of America%美国针灸立法及标准化研究现状

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    王守东; 侯酉娟; 孟凡红; 陈淑娟; 王焱垚; 姜帆; 丁铭

    2012-01-01

    In the present article, the authors summarized the state of acupuncture therapy in the United States of America from 1) history and current state. 2) legislation and its contents, management system and introduction of health insurance system, and 3) standardization. Acupuncture therapy, as a complementary or alternative therapy, has been widely supported and approved by majority of states in the USA. The authors hold that due to differences between the oriental and western cultures and difficulties of Chinese medicine in quantitative and qualitative studies, the legislation on acupuncture therapy for approval of the A-merican Parliament needs paying more efforts.%本文简要回顾针灸在美国的传入历史和发展现状,重点介绍美国联邦政府和各州政府针灸立法概况、主要内容、立法特点和管理体制,了解和掌握美国针灸立法及针具规范化及操作安全性规范及执业规范等相关针灸标准化现状,研究并分析针灸在美国获得民众及官方认可的深层次原因,以及当前仍需解决的重要问题,并提出针对性意见和建议,以期为推动针灸在美国及全球的发展,并为中医的国际化战略提供有益借鉴,同时为本国学者及管理者进行针灸立法及标准化的建立提供参考.

  13. Theoretical Basis of Abdominal Acupuncture Therapy from the View of Meridian Doctrine%从经络学说角度探讨腹针疗法的理论基础

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    徐振华; 符文彬; 薄智云

    2011-01-01

    To discuss theoretical basis of abdominal acupuncture therapy from the view of Meridian Doctrine. It is suggested that Zang - fu organs, sea of food essence, sea of blood, which have a closed relationship with abdomen such as twelve meridians, conception vessel, governor vessel, thoroughfare vessel, belt vessel, meridian branches, collaterals stem and meridian tendons which are the basis of abdominal acupuncture; and the paper also discusses the basis of needle insertion depth of abdominal acupuncture according to the distribution of tissue depth.%从经络学角度探讨腹针疗法的理论基础,认为腹针的基础为腹部脏腑、水谷之海、血海、与腹部联系密切的十二经脉、任、督、冲、带脉及相关经别、络脉、经筋等,并根据其组织分布的深浅探讨腹针针刺深浅的依据。

  14. 三步针罐疗法配合水疗治疗腰椎间盘突出症%The Therapeutic Effect of Three-step Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy with Hydrotherapy for Protrasion of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc

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    刘文红; 王嘉睿; 张磊; 宫秀丽

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the therapeutic effect of the three -step acupuncture and cupping therapy with hydrotherapy for protrasion of the lumbar intervertebral disc (PLID), analyze the pathogeny of PLID, and explore the mechanism of its therapy .Methods:160 patients with PLID were divided randomly into control and treatment groups.The treatment group (62 patients) was treated with the three-step acupuncture and cup-ping therapy with hydrotherapy , and control group Ⅰ(56 patients) was treated with conventional acupuncture and hydrotherapy, and control group Ⅱ (42 patients) was treated with hydrotherapy.The change of symp-toms and syndromes was observed and the total clinical effective rate was figured out .Results:The treatment group was more efficient than other two control groups in the relief of pain in waist and lower extremities , range of motion and overall improvement .Conclusion:The three-step acupuncture and cupping therapy with hydro-therapy has a better curative effect .%目的:观察三步针罐疗法配合水疗治疗腰椎间盘突出症临床疗效。方法:将160例患者随机分为治疗组(三步针罐疗法配合水疗)62例、对照1组(常规针刺法配合水疗)56例、对照2组(水疗法)42例,观察三组患者症状、体征改变程度和临床疗效。结果:治疗组的腰腿痛程度、腰部活动度和总体状况改善程度明显优于对照组。结论:三步针罐疗法配合水疗具有较好疗效。

  15. PROGRESSION ON TREATMENT OF HUMERAL EPICONDYLITIS WITH ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXIBUSTION

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    DAI Mei-you

    2006-01-01

    In recent years, the measures on treatment of humeral epicondylitis with acupuncture and moxibustion were increased daily and a certain progression had been achieved. It had been synthesized in the paper various therapies of acupuncture and moxibustion in treatment of the disease, named filiform needling technique, special needling, warm needling and comprehensive therapy, as well as therapeutic evaluations and mechanisms. Additionally, the problems and shortcomings existed at present had been proposed in the paper.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 针灸治疗腰痛的辨证取穴概况%The General Situation of Acupoint Selection Based on Syndrome Differentiation in Acupuncture Therapy for Low Back Pain

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    曾源; 郭伟

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the methods of syndrome differentiation and general situation of acupoint selection in acupuncture therapy for low back pain, in order to provide some ideas and methods for clinical treatment of low back pain. Methods:Related literatures at home and abroad in recent years were consulted, generalized, analyzed and summed up. Results:The diverse methods of syndrome differentiation in acupuncture thera-py for low back pain have achieved satisfactory curative effects in clinical treatment, which highlighted the superiority of TCM syndrome differentia-tion and treatment. Acupoint selection for low back pain showed a certain degree of regularity in ancient and modern literatures, but they had both similarities and differences. Conclusions: Specific methods of acupuncture therapy for low back pain should be determined according to patients' conditions and nature of low back pain to give full play to the advantages of syndrome differentiation and treatment of acupuncture therapy for low back pain. Acupoint selection can be studied by referring to ancient and modern literatures and summarized and developed in accordance with Chi-nese medicine theories and the development trend of modern researches.%目的:探讨针灸治疗腰痛的辨证方法及取穴概况,为临床治疗腰痛提供思路和方法.方法:查阅近年国内外相关文献,进行归纳、分析和总结.结果:针灸治疗腰痛的辨证方法多样,临床治疗中均取得了较满意疗效,突出了中医辨证论治的优势;腰痛取穴在古代及现代文献中均有一定规律,但两者既有相似性又有差异性.结论:针灸治疗腰痛应根据患者情况和腰痛性质选择具体方法,充分发挥针灸治疗腰痛的辨证论治优势;取穴可以参考古代及现代的文献研究,结合中医理论及现代研究的发展方向,不断总结和发展.

  19. Acupuncture treatment of patients with radiation-induced xerostomia

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    Blom, M.; Dawidson, I.; Johnson, G.; Angmar-Maansson, B. [Karolinska Inst., Huddinge (Sweden). Dept. of Cardiology; Fernberg, J.-O. [Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm (Sweden). Dept. of General Oncology

    1996-05-01

    Xerostomia is a common and usually irreversible side effect in patients receiving radiation therapy (>50 Gy) for head and neck cancer. Of 38 patients with radiation-induced xerostomia, 20 in the experimental group were treated with classical acupuncture and 18 patients in the control group received superficial acupuncture as placebo. Within both groups the patients showed significantly increased salivary flow rates after the acupuncture treatment. In the experimental group 68% and in the control group 50% of the patients had increased salivary flow rates at the end of the observation period. Among those patients who had had all their salivary glands irradiated, 50% in both groups showed increased salivary flow rates (>20%) by the end of the observation period of 1 year. The study indicates that among the patients who had increased salivary flow rates already after the first 12 acupuncture sessions, the majority had high probability of continual improvement after the completion of acupuncture treatment. (Author).

  20. Acupuncture for Pediatric Pain

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    Brenda Golianu; Ann Ming Yeh; Meredith Brooks

    2014-01-01

    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 re...

  1. Auricular Acupuncture with Laser

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    Regina Round; Gerhard Litscher; Frank Bahr

    2013-01-01

    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 an...

  2. 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.

  3. Clinical Observation on Shoulder Pain Treated by Ultrasound-guided Acupuncture Therapy%超声引导下针刀治疗肩周炎临床观察

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    陈立早; 聂红军

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe therapeutic safety and effects of ultrasound -guided acupuncture therapy on shoulder pain .Methods:80 patients with shoulder pain were randomly divided into two groups with 40 cases in each group .The treatment group received ultrasound -guided acupuncture therapy , and the control group re-ceived acupuncture .Visual Analogue Scale and Constant -Murley were used to explore its efficacy .Results:There was a significant difference according to shoulder Visual Analogue Scale and Constant -Murley ( P 0.05),but there was a significant improvement in the treatment group compared with the control group (P<0.05).Conclusion:Ultrasound-guided acupunc-ture therapy is an effective way in treating shoulder pain .%目的:观察超声引导下针刀治疗肩周炎的安全性、可行性及有效性。方法:将80例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,各40例。治疗组采用超声引导下针刀治疗,对照组采用常规针刀治疗,通过观察治疗前后视觉模拟评分( Visual Analogue Scale )和Constant-Murley肩功能评定标准,探讨其疗效。结果:视觉模拟评分和肩关节功能评分两组治疗前比较差异无显著性差异(P>0.05),两组治疗前后比较均有显著性差异(P<0.05),治疗后治疗组比对照组显著改善(P<0.05)。结论:超声引导针刀治疗肩周炎的疗效优于针刀治疗。

  4. Efficacy Observation on Chinese Acupuncture Combining Therapy on Ankylosing Spondylitis%中医针灸综合疗法治疗强直性脊柱炎疗效观察

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    尧建刚

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨中医针灸综合疗法治疗强直性脊柱炎临床应用效果。方法:90例强直性脊柱炎患者均采用中医针灸综合治疗,观察治疗前后晨僵时间、疼痛程度、脊柱及胸廓活动度变化情况。结果:治疗后患者晨僵时间、VAS评分显著低于治疗前,胸廓活动度、脊柱活动度显著高于治疗前(P<0.05)。结论:强直性脊柱炎患者采取中医针灸综合治疗可获得理想临床疗效,有利于保障患者生活质量及身心健康。%Objective:To explore the clinical application effect of Chinese acupuncture combining therapy on ankylosing spondylitis. Methods: 90 cases of ankylosing spondylitis were all adopted comprehensive treatment of Chinese acupuncture, to observed the changes of morning stiffness time, pain degree, spinal and thoracic activity before and after treatment. Results:Morning stiffness time and VAS score after treatment was signifi-cantly lower than those before treatment, thoracic and spine activity after treatment were significantly higher than that before treatment (P<0.05). Conclusion:Ankylosing spondylitis treating with Chinese acupuncture combining therapy can obtain ideal curative effect, being conducive to guaran-tee life quality as well as physical and mental health of patients'.

  5. 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.

  6. 带状疱疹分期针灸治疗体会%Acupuncture Therapy of Herpes Zoster on Different Stages

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    刘福华

    2012-01-01

    针灸治疗带状疱疹的疗效确切、方法多样,但缺乏对不同时期采用何种针灸方法对提高本病疗效的认识,文章就不同时期带状疱疹针灸治疗做以初步探讨,以期为临床选用方便、合理、有效治疗方案提供参考.%Acupuncture treatment of herpes zoster has definite effect, and methods are various, but the lack of different time.a of the types of acupuncture and moxibustion methods to improve the curative effect of understanding, the author according to different period shingles provide different acupuncture treatment to make the preliminary discussion, so as that convenient, reasonable and effective treatment can be chosen in clinical for reference.

  7. Manipulation Therapy Relieved Pain More Rapidly Than Acupuncture among Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial with 8-Week Follow-Up

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    Chung-Yuan Hsu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Radial bone adjustment manipulation treatment may be effective to reduce pain rapidly in lateral epicondylalgia patients and the pathological tension in the biceps brachii muscle is highly concerned. To prove this hypothesis, we conducted a randomized controlled trial and included 35 patients with lateral epicondylalgia for more than 2 months. Either manipulation treatment (n=16 or acupuncture (n=19 was given to these patients for 2 weeks and all patients’ symptoms were followed up for 8 weeks after treatment. Both groups demonstrated changes in pain VAS score, grip strength, and DASH questionnaire. Lateral epicondylalgia patients who received manipulation treatment felt pain relief sooner than those who had acupuncture treatments during the first few treatments. However, both acupuncture and manipulation are effective, while the difference has no significance at the 8-week follow-up. The trial was registered with Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN81308551 on 5 February 2016.

  8. Manipulation Therapy Relieved Pain More Rapidly Than Acupuncture among Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow) Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial with 8-Week Follow-Up.

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    Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Lee, Ko-Hung; Huang, Hsin-Chia; Chang, Zi-Yu; Chen, Hsing-Yu; Yang, Tsung-Hsien

    2016-01-01

    Radial bone adjustment manipulation treatment may be effective to reduce pain rapidly in lateral epicondylalgia patients and the pathological tension in the biceps brachii muscle is highly concerned. To prove this hypothesis, we conducted a randomized controlled trial and included 35 patients with lateral epicondylalgia for more than 2 months. Either manipulation treatment (n = 16) or acupuncture (n = 19) was given to these patients for 2 weeks and all patients' symptoms were followed up for 8 weeks after treatment. Both groups demonstrated changes in pain VAS score, grip strength, and DASH questionnaire. Lateral epicondylalgia patients who received manipulation treatment felt pain relief sooner than those who had acupuncture treatments during the first few treatments. However, both acupuncture and manipulation are effective, while the difference has no significance at the 8-week follow-up. The trial was registered with Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN81308551 on 5 February 2016. PMID:27143983

  9. Effects of Acupuncture Therapy on Triglyceride of Quadriceps Femoris in High Fat Diet Feeding-induced Insulin Resistance Rats%“标本配穴”针刺对高脂饮食所致胰岛素抵抗大鼠股四头肌中三酰甘油的影响

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    杨柳; 李强; 徐芬; 闵霏; 吴松; 刘建民; 唐宏图; 陈泽斌; 梁凤霞

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the effects of acupuncture therapy on triglyceride (TG) content of quadriceps femoris in the high fat diet feeding-induced insulin resistance rats; To discuss acupuncture mechanisms to improve the insulin sensitivity. Methods Thirty-two Wistar rats at the age of eight weeks were randomly divided into normal group, model group, electro-acupuncture group, and sham electro-acupuncture group. The normal group was given basic diet, and model group, electro-acupuncture group and sham electro-acupuncture group were given high fat diet for 8 weeks, after which, the model of insulin resistance was successfully obtained. Electro-acupuncture group was given acupuncture therapy with “Guanyuan (GV4)”, “Zhognwan (GV12)”, “Zusanli (ST36)”, and “Fenglong (ST40)” for 8 weeks. Sham electro-acupuncture group was given stimulation at non-acupuncture points which were not on the meridians and near the acupoints but not at the area of the acupoints. In addition, food intake and body weight of each group were recorded, blood glucose was tested, TG content of quadriceps femoris was measured by enzymatic method after the treatment. Results The weight of the rats and TG levels of quadriceps femoris in electro-acupuncture group and sham electro-acupuncture group were significantly lower than those in model group, with significant statistical difference (P<0.05), especially in electro-acupuncture group. Conclusion Acupuncture therapy could improve insulin sensitivity to prevent and its related diseases.%目的:观察“标本配穴”针刺对胰岛素抵抗大鼠股四头肌中三酰甘油(TG)含量的影响,探讨针刺提高胰岛素敏感性的机制。方法8周龄Wistar大鼠32只,随机分为正常组、模型组、电针组、假电针组,每组8只。正常组予基础饲料,其余各组予高脂饲料喂养,8周后形成胰岛素抵抗模型,电针组予“标本配穴”针刺法,取“关元”、“中脘”及双侧“足三里

  10. Treating Postlaparoscopic Surgery Shoulder Pain with Acupuncture

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    Gur Kreindler

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acupuncture on postlaparoscopic shoulder pain (PLSP which is a common side effect in patients undergoing abdominal laparoscopic surgery. Methods. Patients with moderate to severe PLSP in spite of analgesic treatment, which were referred by the medical staff to the Complementary-Integrative Surgery Service (CISS at our institution, were provided with acupuncture treatment. The severity of PLSP and of general pain was assessed using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS from 0 to 10. Pain assessment was conducted prior to and two hours following acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture treatment was individualized based on traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis. Results. A total of 25 patients were evaluated during a 14-month period, from March 2011 to May 2012. A significant reduction in PLSP (mean reduction of 6.4±2.3  P<0.0001 and general pain (mean reduction 6.4±2.1  P<0.0001 were observed, and no significant side effects were reported. Conclusion. Individualized acupuncture treatments according to traditional Chinese medicine principles may improve postlaparoscopic shoulder pain and general pain when used in conjunction with conventional therapy. The primary findings of this study warrant verification in controlled studies.

  11. 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.

  12. CLINICAL OBSERVATION OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE THERAPY COMBINED WITH CHINESE MEDICINE IN HEROIN ADDICTS%针刺推拿配合中药治疗海洛因成瘾临床疗效观察

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    杨良; 吴自钢; 陈娟; 陈娜; 严婷; 石学强; 孙力力

    2013-01-01

    To investigate the clinical value of combination of acupuncture and massage with traditional Chinese medicine comprehensive treatment for heroin addiction. Methods-. Using a randomized methods, 109 cases of heroin addicts that meet the DSM - M - R criteria for the diagnosis of opioid addicts were divided into simple taking traditional Chinese medicine Paidu - Yangsheng detoxification group ( single group) and the capsule combined with acupuncture and massage therapy group ( acupuncture group) , the Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome Scale ( OWS) was used for evaluation of heroin withdrawal syndrome treatment with integrity in two groups, follow - up questionnaire was used for evaluate short -term ( 3 months; to consolidate the retention rate. Results-. The results showed that the clinical detoxification rate was 100% in both monotherapy and acupuncture group 12 days after treatment, while the time of detoxification in needle and medicine group drug was D3 and the single drug group was D4. The withdrawal symptoms analysis revealed that acupuncture medicine group is obviously superior to single drug group on abdominal pain, musculoskeletal pain, insomnia main significant symptom control effect. The recent consolidation retention rate was 37. 5% and 28. 5% in acupuncture group and single drug group, respectively. There was a statistically significant difference between two groups ( P(0.05) . Conclusion-. Acupuncture and massage combined with traditional Chinese medicine treatment can improve the heroin withdrawal syndrome control level and short - term retention rate.%目的:探讨针刺推拿配合中药综合治疗海洛因成瘾临床疗效及应用价值.方法:采用随机方法将符合DSM-Ⅲ-R阿片类诊断标准的109例海洛因依赖者分为单纯服用中药排毒养生胶囊组(单药组)和服用排毒养生胶囊联合针刺与推拿治疗组(针药组);使用阿片类戒断综合征量表(OWS)评测两组对海洛因成瘾戒断综合征治疗效果;用操

  13. 分期针刺配合分期运动疗法治疗Bell麻痹临床观察%Staging Acupuncture Combined with Phased Exercise Therapy in the Treatment of Bell's Palsy

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    马红鹤; 吴成晖; 王红梅; 范玲艳; 孙娜; 游梅花; 李琼; 殷春

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical effect of staging acupuncture combined with phased exercise ther-apy on treating Bell ’ s palsy.Methods:100 cases of Bell's palsy patients were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group .The treatment group was treated by staging acupuncture and phased exercise therapy , and the control group received acupuncture treatment , 10 days as a course , having a rest for two days after a course ,then continuous treatment for four courses ,and the effects were compared by using the HB grading , and six months after treatment , follow-up treatment of patients , sequelae and complications were compared .Re-sults:The overall efficacy in the two groups had no significant difference ( P >0 .05 ) , but to the cured , markedly shortening the course and reducing sequelae and complications ,the treatment group was better than the control group ( P<0 .05 ) .Conclusion:Staging acupuncture with the phased exercise treatment for Bell's palsy can not only improve efficacy , but can also reduce sequelae and complications .%目的:观察分期针刺配合分期运动疗法治疗Bell麻痹临床疗效。方法:将100例Bell麻痹患者随机分为治疗组与对照组,治疗组采用分期针刺配合分期运动疗法,对照组采用针刺疗法,10 d为一疗程,休息2d后行下一个疗程,连续治疗4个疗程,采用H-B分级法进行疗效对比,治疗后6个月对治疗患者进行随访,进行后遗症及并发症对比。结果:两组在总体疗效上无显著差异(P>0.05),但在治愈、显效、缩短病程及减少后遗症和并发症方面治疗组优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:分期针刺配合分期运动治疗Bell麻痹可以缩短病程、提高疗效、减少后遗症及并发症。

  14. Influence of Head Acupuncture with Exercise Therapy on SEP Treating Hemiplegic Patient Due to Stroke%头针运动疗法对卒中偏瘫患者体感诱发电位的影响

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    李小军; 胡彩虹; 柳文丹; 王玲玲; 郑斌; 王潇依

    2012-01-01

    Objective:The influence of head acupuncture with exercise therapy on rehabilitation of hemiplegic patients due to stroke was observed to optimize the rehabilitation treatment of stroke. Methods; 150 acute stroke cases with stable vital signs and neurological signs without progress were selected and divided into three groups randomly, each group contained 50 cases. Head acupuncture with synchronous exercise therapy, exercise therapy after head acupuncture and head acupuncture after exercise therapy, these three treatments were used in groups respectively. After treating 4 weeks, SEP changes was the objective index as well as the Simple Fugl - Meyer score, Barthel index and neurological deficit scores. Results; After treating 4 weeks, the Fugl - Meyer score and Barthel index in three groups all had been higher and increased the N20 amplitude of SEP on the affected side, showing significant differences compared before treatment (P < 0.001). Compared with control I group and control II group, the increases of Fugl - Meyer score,Barthel index and N20 amplitude of SEP were obviously significant (P < 0.001). The treating marked effective rate of treatment group was higher than that of control I group and control II group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: It is more effective to recover brain functions of hemiplegic patients due to stroke with head acupuncture and synchronous exercise therapy.%目的:观察头针同步进行运动疗法对脑卒中后偏瘫患者康复的影响,优化脑卒中的中西医结合康复治疗方案.方法:选择150例生命体征稳定,神经病学体征不再进展的急性脑卒中患者,随机分为3组,每组各50例,分别采用头针留针时同步进行运动疗法、先头针后进行运动疗法和先运动疗法后进行头针疗法.治疗4周后,以体感诱发电位(SEP)波幅变化为客观指标以及采用简式Fugl - Meyer评分、Barthel指数、神经功能缺损程度评分作为评定标准进行统计学处理.结果:治疗4

  15. 影响针刺治疗面神经麻痹效果的相关因素分析%Analysis on the related factors of efficacy in treating facial paralysis with acupuncture therapy

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    杨明杰; 李江波; 朱国红

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the related factors of treating facial paralysis with acupuncture therapy. Methods: The clinical datas of 300 FP patients with acupuncture therapy were applied for retrospective study, and single factor analysis and multiple factor Logistic analysis were done. Results: First, The elder the patient was and the later the treatment was given, the severer the injury of facial nerve remained. Second, different localization of FP would lead to different efficacy. The simple FP had the best efficacy, the Hunt FP had the worst, and the bell FP was the middle. Third, significant differences were detected among the clinical efficacies of different TCM classification. Forth, the age, the acupuncture therapy given time, the injury degree and the pars affecta were selected to be variances in the logistic regression model. Conclusion: The age, acupuncture therapy given time, injury degree and pars affecta were independent factors to the efficacy of facial paralysis by acupuncture therapy. effective in treating , worth a wide clinical application.%  目的:探讨影响针刺治疗周围性面神经麻痹效果的相关因素.方法:对300例针刺治疗的周围性面神经麻痹患者的临床资料进行回顾性研究,行单因素分析和多因素 Logistic 分析.结果:①患者年龄越大、针刺介入时机越晚、面神经损伤程度,临床疗效越差,R=0.164、P=0.004,R=0.295、P=0.000,R=0.229、P=0.000;②面神经损伤定位不同,临床疗效不同,单纯性面瘫临床疗效最佳、bell 面瘫次之、Hunt 面瘫疗效最差,J-T=6.895,P=0.000;③不同中医分型的临床疗效差异有统计学意义,风寒阻络、风热外袭型疗效较佳,痰瘀阻络和气虚血瘀型疗效较差,J-T=4.752,P=0.000;④年龄(OR=0.753,95%CI:0.579~0.979)、针刺介入时机(OR=0.556,95%CI:0.420~0.763)、损伤程度(OR=0.589,95%CI:0.388~0.895)和损伤部位(OR=48.409,95%CI:11.527~203.283,OR=6.041,95%CI:2.481~14.707)入

  16. Clinical Observation of Acupuncture Therapy for Ascending and Descending Qi in Treating Insomnia with Liver Stagnation%气机升降针法治疗肝郁型失眠的临床观察

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    左常波; 郭丹丹

    2015-01-01

    【目的】观察气机升降针法治疗肝郁型失眠患者的临床疗效。【方法】将符合纳入标准的60例失眠患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各30例。治疗组给予气机升降针法治疗,对照组给予常规针法治疗。观察2组治疗前后多导睡眠图(PSG)、匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)及临床疗效变化情况。【结果】(1)治疗后,2组患者睡眠总时间、深睡眠时间及快速眼球运动(REM)睡眠时间均有所延长,睡眠潜伏期缩短,觉醒次数减少(P<0.05)。治疗组睡眠总时间、深睡眠时间以及REM睡眠时间改善作用优于对照组(P<0.05)。(2)治疗后,2组患者PSQI评分均降低(P<0.01),治疗组降低作用优于对照组(P<0.01)。(3)治疗组和对照组总有效率分别为93.33%和76.67%,治疗组疗效优于对照组(P<0.01)。【结论】气机升降针法治疗肝郁型失眠与常规针法比较疗效更为显著,其操作简便,方法新颖。%Objective To investigate the clinical effect of acupuncture therapy for ascending and descending Qi for the treatment of insomnia with the syndrome of liver stagnation. Methods Sixty quantified patients were randomized into 2 groups, 30 cases in each group. The patients in the treatment group were treated by acupuncture therapy for ascending and descending Qi, and the control group was given conventional acupuncture therapy. The polysomnography ( PSG) results and Pittsburgh sleep quality index ( PSQI) were compared before and after treatment, and the clinical efficacy was evaluated after treatment in the two groups. Results ( 1) The parameters of total sleep time, deep sleep time and rapid eye movement ( REM) time were prolonged, and the sleep latency and waking-up frequency in both groups were reduced after treatment (P<0.05 compared with those before treatment), and the improvement of total sleep time, deep sleep time and REM time in the treatment group was

  17. 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.

  18. FIFTY-SIX CASES OF STROKE APHASIA TREATED WITH SCALP ACUPUNCTURE IN COMBINATION WITH XINGNAOKAIQIAO(AWAKEN AND ENLIGHTEN ONE'S MIND)THERAPY%头针配合醒脑开窍法治疗卒中性失语56例

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    钱宝延; 曹留栓

    2008-01-01

    @@ The writers adopted scalp acupuncture with Xingnavkaiqiao(Awaken and enlighten one's mind)therapy to treat 56 cases of stroke aphasia during February,1997 to July,2004 and had achieved quite good therapeutic effect.The report is as follows.

  19. Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials

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    Young-Dae Kim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the current evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD in the form of a systematic review, a systematic literature search was conducted in 23 electronic databases. Grey literature was also searched. The key search terms were “acupuncture” and “PTSD.” No language restrictions were imposed. We included all randomized or prospective clinical trials that evaluated acupuncture and its variants against a waitlist, sham acupuncture, conventional therapy control for PTSD, or without control. Four randomized controlled trials (RCTs and 2 uncontrolled clinical trials (UCTs out of 136 articles in total were systematically reviewed. One high-quality RCT reported that acupuncture was superior to waitlist control and therapeutic effects of acupuncture and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT were similar based on the effect sizes. One RCT showed no statistical difference between acupuncture and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs. One RCT reported a favorable effect of acupoint stimulation plus CBT against CBT alone. A meta-analysis of acupuncture plus moxibustion versus SSRI favored acupuncture plus moxibustion in three outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that the evidence of effectiveness of acupuncture for PTSD is encouraging but not cogent. Further qualified trials are needed to confirm whether acupuncture is effective for PTSD.

  20. Improvement of the Dynamic Responses of Heart Rate Variability Patterns after Needle and Laser Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Burnout Syndrome: A Transcontinental Comparative Study

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    Gerhard Litscher

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We investigated manual needle and laser needle acupuncture as a complementary therapy for patients with burnout syndrome. Twenty patients with a mean age ± SD of 38.7 ± 8.4 years were assigned to two groups, each consisting of ten patients. One group was treated with manual needle acupuncture and the other with laser needle acupuncture. Heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV, and a new score called dynamic acupuncture treatment score (DATS served as evaluation parameters. The study documented significant effects on heart rate after needle acupuncture treatment and significant effects on HRV caused by both needle and laser needle acupuncture. Based on new neurovegetative acupuncture treatment evaluation scores, it can be stated that both noninvasive laser needle acupuncture and manual needle acupuncture have the potential to be a powerful approach for evidence-based complementary treatment of patients with burnout syndrome. Further transcontinental studies to verify or refute the preliminary findings are in progress.

  1. 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

  2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treated by Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Combination with Psychological Approaches in 310 Cases

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    Guo Junhua

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion combined with a psychological approach on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Methods: The treatment was given by acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach based on differentiation of symptoms and signs in 310 cases. Results: Of 310 cases observed, 275 cases (88.7%) were clinically cured,28 cases (9%) improved, and 7 cases (2.3%) failed. Conclusion: Acupuncture plus moxibustion combined with a psychological approach is an effective therapy for CFS.

  3. Bee venom acupuncture alleviates trimellitic anhydride-induced atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in mice

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    Sur, Bongjun; Lee, Bombi; Yeom, Mijung; Hong, Ju-Hee; Kwon, Sunoh; Kim, Seung-Tae; Lee, Hyang Sook; Park, Hi-Joon; Lee, Hyejung; Hahm, Dae-Hyun

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    Background Bee venom acupuncture (BVA), a novel type of acupuncture therapy in which purified bee venom is injected into the specific acupuncture point on the diseased part of the body, is used primarily for relieving pain and other musculoskeletal symptoms. In the present study, therapeutic potential of BVA to improve atopic dermatitis, a representative allergic dysfunction, was evaluated in the mouse model of trimellitic anhydride (TMA)-induced skin impairment. Methods Mice were treated wit...

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

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    Hunter, Emma K

    2011-12-01

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

  5. Acupuncture is a feasible treatment for post-thoracotomy pain: results of a prospective pilot trial

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    Malhotra Vivek T; Rusch Valerie W; Vickers Andrew J; Downey Robert J; Cassileth Barrie R

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Background Thoracotomy is associated with severe pain that may persist for years. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy with a proven role in pain control. A randomized trial showed that acupuncture was effective in controlling pain after abdominal surgery, but the efficacy of this technique for the treatment of thoracotomy pain has not been established. We developed a novel technique for convenient application of acupuncture to patients undergoing thoracotomy, and in a Phase II tri...

  6. Dr.Zhang Ren's Experience in Acupuncture Treatment of Obstinate Eye Diseases

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Dr.Zhang Ren (張仁), the board chairman of Shanghai Acupuncture Association, has been engaging in acupuncture treatment for more than 30years, during which he has kept on exploring the acupuncture therapies for obstinate diseases,especially for the obstinate eye diseases, ant summed up rich experience in this aspect. The following is a summary of what the author has learned from Dr. Zhang Ren.

  7. Differences in Nationwide Cohorts of Acupuncture Users Identified Using Structured and Free Text Medical Records

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    Redd, Doug; Kuang, Jinqiu; Zeng-Treitler, Qing

    2014-01-01

    Integrative medicine including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become more available through mainstream health providers. Acupuncture is one of the most widely used CAM therapies, though its efficacy for treating various conditions requires further investigation. To assist with such investigations, we set out to identify acupuncture patient cohorts using a nationwide clinical data repository. Acupuncture patients were identified using both structured data and unstructured fre...

  8. 早期针灸结合高压氧治疗脑卒中疗效观察%Clinical observation on treating stroke by acupuncture plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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    任建兵

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy on stroke. Methods:258 patients were randomly divided into two groups, the control (n=128) was given routine western medicine; the treatment (n=130) was given acupuncture plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy more, and rehabilitation therapy was added in the treatment 12d later. In 2 treating courses, clinical efficacy was compared and analyzed statistically. Results:The total efficiency in the treatment was 97.2%and 89.5%in the control, the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The clinical efficacy in the treatment was better than that in the control. Conclusion:Acupuncture plus hyperbaric oxygen therapy was confirmed with good effects, and clinical efficacy was obviously better than routine western medicine.%目的:观察早期针灸结合高压氧治疗脑卒中的临床疗效。方法:将我科自2008年3月-2013年9月住院的258例脑卒中患者随机分治疗组和对照组,治疗组在常规药物治疗基础上配合针灸和高压氧治疗,对照组给予脑血管常规药物治疗。治疗组平均发病后12d后开始康复治疗,观察两组治疗2个疗程后的临床疗效,并进行统计学分析。结果:治疗组130例,总有效率97.2%;对照组128例,总有效率89.5%,两组比较有统计学意义(P<0.05),提示治疗组疗效优于对照组。结论:早期针灸结合高压氧治疗脑卒中疗效显著,明显优于单纯常规药物治疗。

  9. Clinical effect study of acupuncture therapy combining with biofeedback therapy on senile chronic insomnia patients%针刺结合生物反馈疗法治疗老年慢性失眠的临床研究

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    张美兰; 叶瑞繁; 区丽明; 林举择; 董春玲

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨针刺疗法结合生物反馈疗法治疗老年慢性失眠的临床效果.方法 150名老年慢性失眠症自愿受试患者,按就诊顺序分成3组,A组单纯接受针刺加耳穴贴磁珠治疗,B组单纯接受生物反馈放松疗法,C组接受上述两种疗法联合治疗.单盲法评估、记录3组患者在治疗前、治疗后4周末、8周末的匹兹堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)、睡眠效率、入睡时间、总睡眠时间及汉密顿焦虑量表(HAMA)总分、汉密顿抑郁量表(HAMD-17)总分及副反应观察.结果 治疗8周末时,联合治疗组的PSQI总分、睡眠效率、入睡时间、总睡眠时间以及HAMA总分、HAMD总分等指标[分别为(7.92±2.59)分,(82.52±8.93)%,(24.06±8.23)min,(413.75±42.41)min,(9.63±3.75)分,(10.10±3.27)分]均好于其他两组[分别为针刺组(9.51±2.92)分,(79.06±10.70)%,(33.16±11.31)min,(373.47±40.65)min,(15.08±4.20)分,(14.33±3.56)分;生物反馈组(11.46±3.75)分,(68.85±12.34)%,(33.65±11.38)min,(281.88±38.02)min,(11.63±4.15)分,(12.08±4.08)分],差异有显著性(P<0.01).结论 针刺结合生物反馈疗法能显著改善老年人慢性失眠的睡眠质量,并且能改善与失眠相关的焦虑和抑郁不良心理状态.%Objective To study the clinical effect of acupuncture therapy combining with biofeedback therapy on senile chronic insomnia patients. Methods 150 cases of senile chronic insomnia were divided into 3groups randomly: group A received acupuncture therapy only, group B received biofeedback therapy only, and group C received both therapies. The scores of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) ,sleep efficacy,sleep latency, total sleep time and the scores of Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) and Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD-17) were assessed before the treatment and at the end of the 4th and 8th week during the treatment.Results After 8 weeks treatment, the scores of PSQI, sleep efficacy, sleep latency, total sleep time and the scores of HAMA and

  10. Dry needling versus acupuncture: the ongoing debate.

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    Zhou, Kehua; Ma, Yan; Brogan, Michael S

    2015-12-01

    Although Western medical acupuncture (WMA) is commonly practised in the UK, a particular approach called dry needling (DN) is becoming increasingly popular in other countries. The legitimacy of the use of DN by conventional non-physician healthcare professionals is questioned by acupuncturists. This article describes the ongoing debate over the practice of DN between physical therapists and acupuncturists, with a particular emphasis on the USA. DN and acupuncture share many similarities but may differ in certain aspects. Currently, little information is available from the literature regarding the relationship between the two needling techniques. Through reviewing their origins, theory, and practice, we found that DN and acupuncture overlap in terms of needling technique with solid filiform needles as well as some fundamental theories. Both WMA and DN are based on modern biomedical understandings of the human body, although DN arguably represents only one subcategory of WMA. The increasing volume of research into needling therapy explains its growing popularity in the musculoskeletal field including sports medicine. To resolve the debate over DN practice, we call for the establishment of a regulatory body to accredit DN courses and a formal, comprehensive educational component and training for healthcare professionals who are not physicians or acupuncturists. Because of the close relationship between DN and acupuncture, collaboration rather than dispute between acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals should be encouraged with respect to education, research, and practice for the benefit of patients with musculoskeletal conditions who require needling therapy. PMID:26546163

  11. Dry needling versus acupuncture: the ongoing debate.

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    Zhou, Kehua; Ma, Yan; Brogan, Michael S

    2015-12-01

    Although Western medical acupuncture (WMA) is commonly practised in the UK, a particular approach called dry needling (DN) is becoming increasingly popular in other countries. The legitimacy of the use of DN by conventional non-physician healthcare professionals is questioned by acupuncturists. This article describes the ongoing debate over the practice of DN between physical therapists and acupuncturists, with a particular emphasis on the USA. DN and acupuncture share many similarities but may differ in certain aspects. Currently, little information is available from the literature regarding the relationship between the two needling techniques. Through reviewing their origins, theory, and practice, we found that DN and acupuncture overlap in terms of needling technique with solid filiform needles as well as some fundamental theories. Both WMA and DN are based on modern biomedical understandings of the human body, although DN arguably represents only one subcategory of WMA. The increasing volume of research into needling therapy explains its growing popularity in the musculoskeletal field including sports medicine. To resolve the debate over DN practice, we call for the establishment of a regulatory body to accredit DN courses and a formal, comprehensive educational component and training for healthcare professionals who are not physicians or acupuncturists. Because of the close relationship between DN and acupuncture, collaboration rather than dispute between acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals should be encouraged with respect to education, research, and practice for the benefit of patients with musculoskeletal conditions who require needling therapy.

  12. [Remarks on application of acupuncture instruments in acupuncture quantification and normalization studies].

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    Liu, Jian; Fan, Xiao-Nong; Wang, Shu; Shi, Xue-Min

    2009-01-01

    Acupuncture manipulation quantification is an important link of acupuncture normalization study. Because traditional acupuncture manipulation are complicated with difficulty of quantification, acupuncture instruments provide a new way for acupuncture manipulation quantification and acupuncture normalization. It is necessary to increase the understanding of the importance of developing acupuncture instruments, strengthen the study of related theory and development of acupuncture measurement instruments and acupuncture imitation instruments, enlarge serviceable range, verify efficacy, develop the theory of acupuncture manipulation, richen the study methods of acupuncture normalization, so as to promote internationalization of acupuncture.

  13. Efficacy Analysis in Acupuncture Therapy on Insomnia Patients with Anxiety and Depression%针灸治疗失眠患者焦虑抑郁程度疗效分析

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    杜玉蓉

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effect of acupuncture therapy on insomnia patients with anxiety depression. Methods:96 cases of insomnia patients were treated with acupuncture, changes in sleep quality, anxiety and depression degree before and after treatment were compared. Results:PSQI, SAS and SDS score of 96 insomnia patients after treatment were significantly lower than those before treatment (P<0.05). Conclusion:Acu-puncture treatment on insomnia can significantly improve the sleep quality of patients’, and alleviate anxiety and depression degree with satisfactory clinical efficacy.%目的:探讨针灸疗法对失眠患者焦虑抑郁程度的影响。方法:96例失眠患者采用针灸治疗,比较患者治疗前后睡眠质量、焦虑及抑郁程度变化。结果:96例失眠患者治疗后PSQI评分、SAS评分及SDS评分均显著低于治疗前(P<0.05)。结论:针灸治疗失眠可明显改善患者的睡眠质量,减轻焦虑及抑郁程度,临床疗效满意。

  14. Research on the Building of Traditional Acupuncture Therapy Knowledge Ontology%传统针灸知识本体的构建研究

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    朱玲; 刘静; 贾李蓉; 高博; 李敬华; 于彤; 于琦; 董燕; 杨峰

    2014-01-01

    The study uses protégé4.1 as tool to build the traditional acupuncture knowledge ontology and realize the display of the semantic network. It is divided into eight categories, which are moxibustion, physique and orifices, treatment, symptoms and sings main and collateral channels, qi-blood-body fluid of viscera, acupoints and acupuncture tools. There are 16 kinds of semantic relations. On the basis of enriching and improvement of semantic relationships of traditional acupuncture concept, the comparative study of semantic relations of language system in the ancient books is conducted. It shows that the knowledge scope involved by traditional acupuncture knowledge ontology is limited, but it also has its own characteristics, which lays the foundation for more scientific and more effective discovery, management and use of traditional acupuncture knowledge, and realizing of comprehensive retrieval, database construction and text mining of acupuncture literatures.%研究采用protégé4.1为工具,构建了传统针灸知识本体并实现了语义网络的展示,分为8个大类:刺灸、形体官窍、治疗、病候、经络、脏腑气血津液、腧穴、针灸用具,16种语义关系。在丰富与完善传统针灸概念术语间语义关系的基础上进行了与古籍语言系统语义关系的比较研究,说明传统针灸知识本体所涉及的知识范围比较局限,但也有自身的特色所在,为更科学、更有效地发现、管理、利用传统针灸知识,实现针灸文献的全面检索、数据库建设、文本挖掘等奠定基础。

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. Acupuncture for low back pain: an overview of systematic reviews.

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    Liu, Lizhou; Skinner, Margot; McDonough, Suzanne; Mabire, Leon; Baxter, George David

    2015-01-01

    Objective. As evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture for low back pain (LBP) is inconsistent, we aimed to critically appraise the evidence from relevant systematic reviews. Methods. Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) concerning acupuncture and LBP were searched in seven databases. Internal validity and external validity of systematic reviews were assessed. Systematic reviews were categorized and high quality reviews assigned greater weightings. Conclusions were generated from a narrative synthesis of the outcomes of subgroup comparisons. Results. Sixteen systematic reviews were appraised. Overall, the methodological quality was low and external validity weak. For acute LBP, evidence that acupuncture has a more favorable effect than sham acupuncture in relieving pain was inconsistent; it had a similar effect on improving function. For chronic LBP, evidence consistently demonstrated that acupuncture provides short-term clinically relevant benefits for pain relief and functional improvement compared with no treatment or acupuncture plus another conventional intervention. Conclusion. Systematic reviews of variable quality showed that acupuncture, either used in isolation or as an adjunct to conventional therapy, provides short-term improvements in pain and function for chronic LBP. More efforts are needed to improve both internal and external validity of systematic reviews and RCTs in this area. PMID:25821485

  18. Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

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    Lizhou Liu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. As evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture for low back pain (LBP is inconsistent, we aimed to critically appraise the evidence from relevant systematic reviews. Methods. Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs concerning acupuncture and LBP were searched in seven databases. Internal validity and external validity of systematic reviews were assessed. Systematic reviews were categorized and high quality reviews assigned greater weightings. Conclusions were generated from a narrative synthesis of the outcomes of subgroup comparisons. Results. Sixteen systematic reviews were appraised. Overall, the methodological quality was low and external validity weak. For acute LBP, evidence that acupuncture has a more favorable effect than sham acupuncture in relieving pain was inconsistent; it had a similar effect on improving function. For chronic LBP, evidence consistently demonstrated that acupuncture provides short-term clinically relevant benefits for pain relief and functional improvement compared with no treatment or acupuncture plus another conventional intervention. Conclusion. Systematic reviews of variable quality showed that acupuncture, either used in isolation or as an adjunct to conventional therapy, provides short-term improvements in pain and function for chronic LBP. More efforts are needed to improve both internal and external validity of systematic reviews and RCTs in this area.

  19. 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.......26 to -0.08), corresponding to 4 mm (2 mm to 6 mm) on a 100 mm visual analogue scale. No statistically significant heterogeneity was present (P=0.10, I(2)=36%). A moderate difference was found between placebo acupuncture and no acupuncture: standardised mean difference -0.42 (-0.60 to -0.23). However...

  20. Clinical Observation on Xingnao Tongdu Acupuncture Therapy in the Treatment of Post-stroke Spasticity%醒脑通督针法治疗中风后痉挛状态临床观察

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    王建芳; 杨发明; 王维峰; 郝重耀

    2016-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect of Xingnao Tongdu acupuncture therapy in the treatment of spasticity after ischemic stroke.Methods 60 cases of spasticity after ischemic stroke patients , according to random number table , were divided into control group of 30 cases and treatment group of 30 cases.The control group used conventional treatment .The treatment group used Xingnao Tongdu acupuncture therapy on the basis of conventional treatment .Considering the modified Ashworth scale , short form Fugl-Meyer evaluation method and the Barthel's ADL index test project evaluation scores as observation index , the clinical curative effect after treatment was assessed.Results The effective rate of the treatment group was 90.0%which was better than 63.3%of the control group .Conclusion Xingnao Tongdu acupuncture therapy can effectively reduce spasticity after ischemic stroke .%目的:观察醒脑通督针法治疗缺血性中风后偏瘫痉挛状态的疗效。方法将60例缺血性中风后痉挛性偏瘫患者,按照随机数字表法分为对照组30例和治疗组30例。对照组采用常规针刺方法治疗,治疗组在常规治疗的基础上加用醒脑通督针法治疗,以修改的Ashworth量表、Barthel氏ADL指数、简式Fugl—Meyer评价法等项目的测评成绩作为观察指标,观察其临床疗效。结果治疗组有效率90.0%,优于对照组的63.3%。结论醒脑通督针法可有效治疗缺血性中风后偏瘫痉挛状态。

  1. Clinical Observation of Dysphgia after Stroke by Tongnao Huoluo Acupuncture Therapy with Swallowing Training%通脑活络针刺法配合吞咽训练治疗脑卒中后吞咽障碍临床观察

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    张敬华; 李继英; 赵杨; 范刚启; 王敬卿

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical curative effect of Tongnao Huoluo Acupuncture Therapy with swallowing training on treating swallowing disorder after stroke. Methods: 60 cases were randomly divided into Tongnao Huoluo Acupuncture Therapy with swallowing training group and pure swallowing, the Tongnao Huoluo Acupuncture Therapy is mainly treated with acupuncture head, swallowing training head include basic training and feeding training. Results: Stroke patients with swallowing disorder by Tongnao Huoluo Acupuncture Therapy with swallowing training group can effectively improve swallowing disorder and improve the quality of life.%目的:观察通脑活络针刺法配合吞咽训练治疗脑卒中后吞咽障碍的临床疗效.方法:将60例患者随机分为通脑活络针刺法配合吞咽训练组和单纯吞咽训练组,通脑活络针刺法以头部取穴为主,吞咽训练包括基础训练和摄食训练.结果:通脑活络针刺法配合吞咽训练组综合治疗疗效优于单纯吞咽训练组(P<0.05).结论:脑卒中吞咽障碍患者经通脑活络针刺法配合吞咽训练综合治疗,能有效改善吞咽障碍,提高生活质量.

  2. Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment of Chronic Atrophic Gastritis

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    Gao Xiyan; Yuan Jing; Li Huijuan; Ren Shan

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating chronic atrophic gastritis. Methods: Patients who met the criteria were randomly divided into the treatment groups consisting of the acupuncture group (30 cases) and the acupuncture-moxibustion group (30 cases), and the control group (28 cases). After two months of treatment, observed were safety and the curative effects,through general physical check ups, routine examinations of blood, urine and feces, and symptoms,pathology and gastrin before, during and after the treatment. Results: 1) The treatment groups showed significant superiorities in the improvement of symptoms, with the acupuncture-moxibustion group showing the best therapeutic effects. 2) The acupuncture-moxibustion group showed marked differences before and after the treatment in the improvement of glandular atrophy and intestinal metaplasia, with a total effective rate of 66.67%. 3) After the treatment, the three groups all showed marked improvement in the level of serum gastrin, with the acupuncture-moxibustion group showing the best effects. Conclusion: Acupuncture and moxibustion have definite therapeutic effects for chronic atrophic gastritis, especially in improving the symptoms. Acupuncture or acupuncture combined with moxibustion can provide possibilities in reversing the pathologic changes of glandular atrophy and intestinal metaplasia for patients with chronic atrophic gastritis. Acupuncture-moxibustion is really an effective and safe therapy for chronic atrophic gastritis.

  3. Determining the precise cerebral response to acupuncture: an improved FMRI study.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: In acupuncture brain imaging trials, there are many non-acupuncture factors confounding the neuronal mapping. The modality of the placebo, subjects' psychological attitude to acupuncture and their physical state are the three most confounding factors. OBJECTIVE: To obtain more precise and accurate cerebral fMRI mapping of acupuncture. DESIGN AND SETTING: A 2×2 randomized, controlled, participant-blinded cross-over factorial acupuncture trial was conducted at Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing, China. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-one college students with myopia were recruited to participate in our study and were allocated randomly to four groups, Group A, Group B, Group C and Group D. INTERVENTIONS: Group A received real acupuncture (RA and treatment instruction (TI; Group B received RA and non-treatment instruction (NI; Group C received sham acupuncture (SA and TI; Group D received SA and NI. RESULTS: Stimulation at LR3 activated some areas of the visual cortex, and the cerebral response to non-acupuncture factors was complex and occurred in multiple areas. CONCLUSIONS: The results provide more evidence regarding the credibility of acupuncture therapy and suggest that more precise experimental designs are needed to eliminate sources of bias in acupuncture controlled trials and to obtain sound results.

  4. 针灸治疗急性期周围性面瘫探讨%Investigation of Acupuncture Therapy for Peripheral Facial Paralysis

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    白茹; 马铁明

    2012-01-01

    Facial nerves paralysis, namely the facial nerve paralysis. It is called Kouyan Woxie by Traditional Chinese medicine and can he treated effectively with acupuncture treatment. Although, there is a big problem on the best acupuncture time, many data have shown that it can be achieved the better curative effect in the acute phase and the effect is directly related to the prognosis of paralysis. This article introduced acupuncture effect from the acupuncture time, location, treatment stimulus and so on and aimed to clean the best treatment of the acute phase of facial nerves paralysis and provid the theoretical guidance for shortening the period of treatment, and improving the recovery rate.%周围性面瘫,即面神经麻痹,中医学称为“口眼斜”,是针灸治疗的有效病种之一.尽管对于针灸治疗的最佳介入时机存在争议,但是多项资料已经表明,针灸在急性期介入能够取得更好的疗效,且急性期的治疗效果如何更直接关系到面瘫的预后.文章从针刺时机、取穴以及治疗方法和刺激量等几个方面对急性期周围性面瘫的针灸疗效进行理论探讨,进一步明晰了急性期周围性面瘫的最佳治疗方案,为缩短疗程,提高恢复率提供了理论指导.

  5. Clinical Analysis of Acupuncture Combined with Tuina in Treating Cervical Vertigo

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    Wang Zheng-xin; Chen Guang-hui; Zhang Jin-yi; Shi Xiao-cheng; Wu Li-chun; Feng Zhi-wei; Wang Kang; Ding Hui-chun

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture combined with tuina in treating patients with cervical vertigo. Methods: According to the principle of randomization, 258 cases with cervical vertigo who met the inclusion criteria for the study were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, with 129 cases in each. The patients in the observation group received acupuncture combined with tuina therapy, while those in the control group were just treated by the same acupuncture therapy as in the observation group. After 10-day continuous treatments, the clinical efficacies of the two groups were analyzed and compared. Results: The total effective rate of the observation group was 100%, versus 86.0% of the control group, and the difference was significant (P Conclusion: Compared with simple acupuncture treatment, acupuncture combined with tuina therapy has a better effect in improving the ROM of cervical vertigo patients, with higher clinical efficacy.

  6. Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer: a randomized controlled trial of 635 patients

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    Andersen, Dorthe; Løssl, Kristine; Nyboe Andersen, Anders;

    2010-01-01

    This prospective, randomized, controlled and double-blinded trial studied whether acupuncture in relation to embryo transfer could increase the ongoing pregnancy rates and live birth rates in women undergoing assisted reproductive therapy. A total of 635 patients undergoing IVF or intracytoplasmic...... sperm injection (ICSI) were included. In 314 patients, embryo transfer was accompanied by acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. In the control group, 321 patients received placebo acupuncture using a validated placebo needle. In the acupuncture group and the placebo...... group, the ongoing pregnancy rates were 27% (95% CI 22-32) and 32% (95% CI 27-37), respectively. Live birth rates were 25% (95% CI 20-30) in the acupuncture group and 30% (95% CI 25-30) in the placebo group. The differences were not statistically significant. These results suggest that acupuncture...

  7. Thermography applied acupuncture and qi-gong

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    Qin, Yuwen; Ji, Hong-Wei; Chen, Jin-Long; Li, Hong-Qi

    1997-04-01

    Thermographic technique can be used to measure temperature distribution of body surface in real-time, non-contact and full-field, which has been successfully used in medical diagnosis, remote sensing, and NDT, etc. The authors have developed a thermographic experiment that can be applied to inspect the effect of action of acupuncture and qi-gong (a system of deep breathing exercises) by measuring the temperature of hand and arm. The observation is performed respectively by thermography for the dynamic changes of temperature of the arm and hand after acupuncture therapy and qi-gong therapy. Thermographic results show that the temperature on the collateral channels increases markedly. In the meantime, it can be seen that the above therapies of Chinese medicine can stimulate the channel collateral system. This also contributes a new basis to the effect of action of the therapies of Chinese medicine. The work shows that thermographic technique is a powerful tool for research in Chinese medicine. In this paper, some thermal images are obtained from the persons treated with acupuncture and qi- gong.

  8. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF 42 CASES OF ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION

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    满伟; 王敬兰

    2000-01-01

    We made clinical observations on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on acute upperr espiratory tract infection and compared with the effect of paracetamol and Antondine, The result showed that acupuncture therapy could allay fever more rapidly than drugs, so long as the differentiation of syndromes is correct and the acupoint is selected properly.

  9. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF 42 CASES OF ACUTE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION

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    ManWei; WangJinglan

    2000-01-01

    We made clinical observations on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on acute upper respiratory tract infection and compared with the effect of paracetamol and Antondine, The result showed that acupuncture therapy could allay fever more rapidly than drugs, so long as the differentiation of syndromes is correct and the acupoint is selected properly.

  10. WFAS 2001 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ACUPUNCTURE WAS HELD IN SINGAPORE

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    2001-01-01

    @@ From 7th to 9th of December of 2001, WFAS 2001 International Symposium on Acupuncture was held in Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center. The theme of the congress is entitled with "International Academic Research, Education and Clinical Therapy on Acupuncture in the New Century". This congress is sponsored by the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Singapore Ministry of Health, and organized by Singapore Chinese Physician's Association/Chinese Acupuncture Research Institution. About 600 officials, acupuncturists, scholars from WHO, Singapore, China, and other more than 20 countries and regions including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Indonesia,Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Norway, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, Malaysia, etc. attended this conference.

  11. Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Zheng-tao Lv

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Nocturnal enuresis (NE is recognized as a widespread health problem in young children and adolescents. Clinical researches about acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. Objective. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis. Materials and Methods. A comprehensive literature search of 8 databases was performed up to June 2014; randomized controlled trials which compared acupuncture therapy and placebo treatment or pharmacological therapy were identified. A meta-analysis was conducted. Results. This review included 21 RCTs and a total of 1590 subjects. The overall methodological qualities were low. The results of meta-analysis showed that acupuncture therapy was more effective for clinical efficacy when compared with placebo or pharmacological treatment. Adverse events associated with acupuncture therapy were not documented. Conclusion. Based on the findings of this study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy could improve the clinical efficacy. However, the beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to low methodological qualities. Rigorous high quality RCTs are urgently needed.

  12. Effect of Acupuncture on Plasmic Levels of Insulin, Glucagon and Hypercoagulability in NIDDM Complicated by Acute Cerebral Infarction

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    谌剑飞; 李创鹏; 丁萍; 马雅玲

    2001-01-01

    Twenty-one cases of acute cerebral infarction secondary to NIDDM were treated with acupuncture and conventional therapy, and compared with 16 cases treated with conventional therapy alone. The results showed that acupuncture was more effective in reducing insulin and glucagon levels (P<0.001) and improving hypercoagulability (P<0.05) of blood.

  13. 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.

  14. 针康法治疗中风后小脑性共济失调临床观察%Clinical Observation on Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Therapy on Cerebellar Ataxia after Stroke

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    马力

    2014-01-01

    To investigate the effect in coordination function and activities of daily living of acupuncture combined with rehabilitation on cerebellar ataxia after stroke. Methods:58 patients with cerebellar ataxia after stroke were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with each of 29 cases, control group with rehabilitation therapy, treatment group adopted acupuncture and rehabilitation therapy, rehabilitation evalua-tion of two groups were taken according to ICARS and FIM. Results:Ataxia scale score and activities of daily living of treatment group were both significantly better than those of control group (P<0.05), the total effective rate of treatment group was significantly higher than that of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Acupuncture combined with rehabilitation can improve the coordination function and activities of daily living of patients with cerebellar ataxia after stroke.%目的:探讨针康法对中风后小脑性共济失调患者的协调功能及日常生活活动能力的影响。方法:58例中风后小脑性共济失调患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各29例,对照组采取康复治疗,治疗组采取针康法,两组患者参照ICARS及FIM进行康复评定。结果:治疗组共济失调量表评分及日常生活活动能力均显著优于对照组(P<0.05),治疗组总有效率显著高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:针康法能改善中风后小脑性共济失调患者的协调功能及日常生活活动能力。

  15. Clinical Observation on Treatment of 63 Cases of Enuresis by Scalp Acupuncture,Body Acupuncture plus Moxibustion with BOX

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    LU Ze-qiang; KUAI Le

    2007-01-01

    To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of scalp acupuncture,body acupuncture plus moxibustion with box in treating enuresis.Methods:Ninety-three patients were divided into treatment group of 63 cases and control group of 30 cases.Scalp acupuncture,body acupuncture plus moxibustion with box were used in treatment group.Routine western medicine therapy was used in control group.Results and Conclusion:The cured rate was 69.8% and the total effective rate was 95.3% in the treatment group and 33.3% and 76.7% in the control group.The therapeutic effect in treatment group was superior to that in control group(P<0.05).

  16. 针灸治疗肠易激综合征取穴规律初探%Acupoint Selection Rules of Acupuncture Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Preliminary Exploration

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    韩光研; 孙建华

    2011-01-01

    搜集近10年来针灸治疗肠易激综合征的临床报道近50篇,总结其取穴规律,发现天枢、足三里、中脘为使用率最高的主穴;局部取穴以腹部穴位及相关脏腑背俞穴为主;循经取穴以足阳明胃经经穴为主,肝脾两经穴位不可忽视;配穴多以八纲、脏腑辨证取穴,并注重宁心安神.并对取穴规律从中西医角度进行了分析,为针灸治疗IBS的临床取穴提供了理论依据.%Collected nearly 50 edited papers about acupuncture therapies of irritable bowel syndrome over the past decade, to summary the acupoint selection rules, found that there are three main acupoints ( tianshu ST 25, zusanli ST 36, zhongwan CV 12 ) have the highest utilization rate; the local acupoint selection focused on abdomen acupoints and back shu acupoints which relative to relevant internal organs;Corresponding meridian point selection based on the Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming, acupoints of liver and spleen meridians couldn't be ignored; always according to differentiation of eight principles and visceral syndrome differentiation to choose the adjunct acupoints, the method of calming the heart and tranquilizing the mind must be pay attention to. And then analysised the acupoint selection rules from the point of both Chinese Medicine and Western medicine's view, provided a theoretical basis of acupuncture therapies for IBS.

  17. Insomnia Due to Deficiency of Both the Heart and Spleen Treated by Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Chinese Tuina

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    2008-01-01

    Objective: To observe therapeutic effects of the comprehensive therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina for treatment of insomnia due to deficiency of both the heart and spleen. Methods: 92 cases were divided randomly into the treatment group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina) and the control group (treated by acupuncture-moxibustion). Results: The therapeutic effect of the treatment group was obviously superior to that of the control group (the χ2 test showed P<0.01). Conclusions: The comprehensive therapy of acupuncture-moxibustion and Chinese Tuina can give marked therapeutic effects for treatment of insomnia due to deficiency of both the heart and spleen.

  18. Analgesic effects of balanced acupuncture versus body acupuncture in low-back and leg pain patients with lumbar disc herniation, as assessed by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging

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    Yongsong Ye; Bo Liu

    2012-01-01

    Balanced acupuncture, a single-acupoint balance therapy, regulates the balance of the cerebral center, and is characterized by exerting quick effects and a short treatment course. A total of 20 low-back and leg pain patients with lumbar disc herniation were treated with balanced acupuncture or body acupuncture. Central mechanisms of varied acupunctures were compared using rest-ing-state functional MRI. Patients from both groups received functional MRI before and after acu-puncture. Functional connectivity in brain regions that were strongly associated with the bilateral amygdala was analyzed utilizing AFNI software. Visual analogue scale scores were greater in the balanced acupuncture group compared with the body acupuncture group. Function of the endoge-nous pain regulation network was enhanced in patients in the balanced acupuncture group, but was not changed in the body acupuncture group. This result indicates that the analgesic effects of body acupuncture do not work through the central nervous system. These data suggest that balanced acupuncture exerts analgesic effects on low-back and leg pain patients with lumbar disc herniation by regulating the function of the endogenous pain regulation network.

  19. A study of effects of music therapy on anxiety and pain in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy with acupuncture%音乐疗法对脑瘫患儿针灸治疗中焦虑和疼痛的影响

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    李淑珍; 于海波; 刘永锋

    2008-01-01

    Objective To study the effects of music therapy on anxiety and pain in the treatment of children with cerebral patsy with acupuncture.Methods Forty-six patients were divided into two groups on random:group A with acupuncture and music therapy,and Group B only with acupuncture.The needles kept still for 30 minutes.Then recorded BP,HR,RR,SPO2 before and at 1 min,15 min,30 min after acupuncture.The mYPAS were tested children's anxiety before and at 1 min,15 min,30 min after acupuncture.The CHEOPS and FACES were tested children's pain before and at 1 min,15 min,30 min after acupuncture.Results MAP and HR were increasing in both group A and B at 1min after acupuncture,with no significant difference between them(P>0.05).HR in group A was similar to that before acupuncture at 15min after acupuncture(P>0.05),but HR in group B was significantly increasing(P<0.01).MAP and HR in group A increased less than group B after acupuncture(P<0.01).The mYPAS in both groups increased significantly at 1min after acupuncture,with significant difference between two groups(P>0.05).The mYPAS in group A at 15min after acupuncture was similar to that before acupuncture(P>0.05),but there was significant difference between group A and B(P<0.01).The mYPAS in two groups after acupuncture both significantly increased(P<0.01),but group B was more obviously than group A.The CHEOPS and FACES in group A were higher than group B.Conclusion The music therapy can not reduce anxiety and pain in children with cerebral palsy in short time,but can do it after stopping crying.This is because that music therapy can reduce the MAP and HR in children with cerebral palsy.But this trial is a small model,the effects of music therapy on anxiety and pain in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy with acupuncture need to be testified in large model.And we will next study the effects of music therapy reducing anxiety and pain of children with cerebral palsy with acupuncture on the treatment

  20. 电针手足阳明经穴治疗慢传输型功能性便秘的临床疗效评价%Clinical effect assessment on therapy of electric acupuncture of yangming meridian for functional constipation with slow transmission

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    张昶; 刘赵丽; 周鹰; 徐耀; 熊会海; 马洪萍

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the clinical effect of therapy of electric acupuncture on Yangming meridian for functional constipation with slow transmission.Methods:60 patients were randomly divided into electric acupuncture group of 30 patients,30 cases in control group.Tianshu,Zusanli,Hegu,Shangjuxu,were acupunctured in electric acupuncture group,once a day,5 times of one treatment.Control group takes prepulsid 10mg 3 times daily.Defecation time,constipation symptoms scales were observed before and after treatment.Results Effectiveness of electric acupuncture group was 93.1%,better than the control group.Electric acupuncture improved defecation time better (P < 0.05).Two groups both improved "defecation frequency"," force situation",and "shit character",and the electric acupuncture group had more advantages (P < 0.05).Conclusion:Electric acupuncture performed better than prepulsid in the treatment for functional constipation with slow transmission.%目的:评价电针治疗慢传输型功能性便秘的临床疗效,并探讨电针治疗慢传输型功能性便秘的价值.方法:60例患者随机分为电针组30例,对照组30例.电针组针刺天枢、合谷、足三里、上巨虚,每日1次,5次为1个疗程,治疗4个疗程.对照组口服普瑞博思,每日3次,4周后评价疗效,并观察治疗前后排便时间、便秘症状积分的变化.结果:电针组有效率93.1%,疗效优于对照组;电针改善排便时间更有优势(P<0.05),2组在改善“排便次数、用力情况、大便情况”方面均有效,电针在改善“排便次数、大便性状”方面更有优势(P<0.05).结论:电针组在缩短排便时间、提高排便次数、改善大便性状方面具有显著优势,且远期疗效也较好.

  1. Acupuncture for pilocarpine-resistant xerostomia following radiotherapy for head and neck malignancies

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    Objective: Xerostomia is a frequent and potentially debilitating toxicity of radiotherapy (XRT) for cancers of the head and neck. This report describes the use of acupuncture as palliation for such patients. Methods and Materials: Eighteen patients with xerostomia refractory to pilocarpine therapy after XRT for head and neck malignancy were offered acupuncture as palliation. All patients are without evidence of cancer recurrence at the primary site. Acupuncture was provided to three auricular points and one digital point bilaterally, with electrostimulation used variably. The Xerostomia Inventory (XI) was administered retrospectively to provide an objective measure of efficacy. Results: Acupuncture contributed to relief from xerostomia to varying degrees. Palliative effect as measured by the XI varied from nil to robust (pre- minus post- therapy values of over 20 points). Nine patients had benefit of over 10 points on the XI. Conclusions: Acupuncture reduces xerostomia in some patients who are otherwise refractory to best current management

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. [History of acupuncture in Iran].

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    Bai, Xinghua

    2015-10-01

    Iran is the neighbor of western China, and is a key transport junction on ancient Silk Road. The medical communication between China and Iran dates back to the 10th century, however, according to current evidences, it is indicated that acupuncture has not been introduced to Iran until the early 1970s. Unfortunately over the last 40 years, the acupuncture in Iran has not presented great development. The history of acupuncture development in Iran implies that geographical advantage and personnel exchanges are not essential to the international exchange of acupuncture, while language and cultural background may hinder the spread of acupuncture in foreign countries. PMID:26790220

  5. 耳穴压豆与温水足浴治疗肾虚不寐的疗效观察%Influence of ear acupuncture point treatment and warm water footbath therapy for insomnia patients of kidney deficiency

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    廖国琼; 程淑碧; 祁爱蓉; 韩小伟; 蔡芬芳

    2010-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of ear acupuncture point treatment for insomnia patients of kidney deficiency. Methods A total of 91 cases of insomnia patients with kidney deficiency were randomly divided into two groups: 46 cases of treatment group and 45 cases of control group. Patients in treatment group underwent ear acupuncture point treatment for 1 months, two ears in turn, three days changed. While patients in control group only used warm water treatment. Results The effective rate of treatment group was significantly higher than that in control group ( P 0. 05); The positive symptom of anxiety and depression in treatment group was significantly lower than that in control group. Conclusions The effect of ear acupuncture point treatment can improve sleep quality and psychological health of patients of kidney deficiency, its uncomfortable rates has no significant difference compared with that in hot water footbath therapy.%目的 观察耳穴压豆治疗肾虚不寐的临床疗效.方法 将91例肾虚不寐患者随机分为治疗组46例和对照组45例.治疗组采用耳穴压豆进行治疗,左右耳交替,每3天更换1次;对照组采用温水足浴进行治疗,每日1次.两组疗程均为1个月.结果 治疗组疗效显著优于对照组(P0.05);治疗组与对照组在不良反应的发生率上无显著差异(P>0.05);焦虑或抑郁症状较对照组明显减少.结论 耳穴压豆能明显改善肾虚不寐患者的睡眠质量和心理健康状况,其不适症状发生率与温水足浴疗法并无差异.

  6. Current State of Clinical Application of Acupuncture Therapy in Maternity Department in Countries Outside China%针灸在国外产科中的应用现状分析

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    陈滢如; 李春华; 刘玉祁; 苑鸿雯; 朱江

    2012-01-01

    In the present review, the authors sumarrize current situations about application of acupuncture and moxibustion therapies in the maternity department in countries outside China in accordance with 68 articles in English published from 2000 to 2011. The clinical application includes: 1) dilivery processing, 2) lumbc-sacrodynia, 3) dilivery pain. 4) pregnancy problems, 5) problems of post-dilivery, 6) conversion of fetal breech presentation. 7) nausea and vomitting during early pregnancy, 8) safety, 9) depression during pregnancy, and 10) blood supply of fetus. In addition, the retrieved papers include 13 review papers, 4 survey papers and one animal study. Although the purposes of those clinical trials are different, most of them focus on acupuncture analgesia. Despite most of those clinical trials achieved positive results particularly in pain relief, nausea remission, etc., and majority of the pregnant women were willing to accept acupuncture intervention, most systematic reviews or meta-analysis do not show conclusively positive results, and stress that further well designed researches are warranted for providing convincing evidence%计算机检索Ovid平台联机的Medline、Maternity and Infant Care数据库及单独检索Medline(Pubmed)数据库中2000-2011年在国外英文杂志发表的针刺在产科应用的文献,获得文献122篇,其中相关文献68篇.国外针刺用于产科的研究以临床疗效观察为主,针灸治疗主要应用于干预产程,治疗孕妇腰骶痛、分娩痛,辅助受孕,解决产后问题等,针刺镇痛为研究重点.虽然大部分研究结果为阳性,且绝大数产妇对针刺满意度较高,但多数系统评价目前仍未给出肯定结论,认为尚需进一步设计严谨合理的相关研究为针刺在产科的应用提供证据支持.

  7. 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.

  8. Efficacy of Acupuncture in Reducing Preoperative Anxiety: A Meta-Analysis

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    Hyojeong Bae

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce preoperative anxiety in several previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs. In order to assess the preoperative anxiolytic efficacy of acupuncture therapy, this study conducted a meta-analysis of an array of appropriate studies. Methods. Four electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and CINAHL were searched up to February 2014. In the meta-analysis data were included from RCT studies in which groups receiving preoperative acupuncture treatment were compared with control groups receiving a placebo for anxiety. Results. Fourteen publications (N = 1,034 were included. Six publications, using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-State (STAI-S, reported that acupuncture interventions led to greater reductions in preoperative anxiety relative to sham acupuncture (mean difference = 5.63, P < .00001, 95% CI [4.14, 7.11]. Further eight publications, employing visual analogue scales (VAS, also indicated significant differences in preoperative anxiety amelioration between acupuncture and sham acupuncture (mean difference = 19.23, P < .00001, 95% CI [16.34, 22.12]. Conclusions. Acupuncture therapy aiming at reducing preoperative anxiety has a statistically significant effect relative to placebo or nontreatment conditions. Well-designed and rigorous studies that employ large sample sizes are necessary to corroborate this finding.

  9. The Practice of Korean Medicine: An Overview of Clinical Trials in Acupuncture

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture, one of the Oriental medical therapeutic techniques that can be traced back at least 2500 years, is growing in popularity all over the world. Korea has continued to develop its own unique tradition of medicine throughout its long history, and has formed different types of acupuncture methods. The purpose of this review is to summarize clinical case studies in acupuncture and related therapies, such as acupressure, electric acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and moxibustion in Korea. A survey of Korean journals revealed that a total of 124 studies were published from 1983 to 2001. Results obtained from the survey showed that most clinical studies using acupuncture, electric acupuncture, moxibustion and other traditional therapies could alleviate a relatively broad range of medical problems. However, it should be emphasized that almost all clinical case studies published in various local journals did not follow the ‘good clinical practice’ with respect to regulatory aspects. Since they were not conducted using the randomized double-blinded controls with a large sample size, all the results should be considered as therapeutic indications. This review is an attempt to show the scope of acupuncture in our country and the kind of diseases, after many years of clinical experience, that were deemed valid targets for clinical trials.

  10. Acupuncture as method of treatment and arresting progress of dust-induced bronchitis

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    Baburina, E.B.; Bykova, E.A.

    1983-10-01

    Acupuncture is an effective therapy for treatment of dust-induced bronchitis. It can be used independently or in combination with medicaments. Fifty men were divided into two groups of 20 and 30. One group was treated by acupuncture alone, the other with combined therapy. Acupuncture produced excellent results; combined treatment, good and satisfactory results. Since acupuncture reduced the possibility of complications, allergic reactions and side effects due to medication, it is an excellent means of preventing progress of dust-induced bronchitis. Patients experience 9 months remission of symptoms after treatment with acupuncture while medical therapy alone only relieves them for 1 to 1 1/2 months. Patients with chronic dust-induced bronchitis should receive a second course of acupuncture in 6 to 8 months to prevent recurrence of symptoms and progress of disease. Because of insufficient study of lasting effects of acupuncture, final conclusions about its effectiveness cannot be made, however, current evidence indicates it is a highly useful therapy. 6 references.

  11. Clinical Study on Balance Acupuncture combined with Moving Qi Therapy Treatment of Acute Lumbar Sprain%平衡针配以动气疗法治疗急性腰扭伤临床研究

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    时高波; 白慧

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察平衡针刺腰痛穴配合动气疗法治疗急性腰扭伤的临床效果。方法:治疗组取平衡针刺腰痛穴(位于印堂上1.5寸),腰部双侧或腰部中间疼痛者针尖向下平刺;腰部右侧疼痛者针尖向左平刺;腰部左侧疼痛者针尖向右平刺;腰骶部疼痛者针尖向上平刺。进针约1.5寸,采用动气疗法。对照组使用手法推拿治疗,每日1次,3次为1个疗程。结果:治疗组显效18例,有效6例,无效0例,有效率100.0%。对照组显效11例,有效9例,无效1例,有效率为95.2%。结论:采用平衡针灸法配合动气疗法治疗急性腰扭伤临床效果显著,安全、简单、方便、见效快。%Objective:To observe the clinical effect of balance acupuncture Yaotong(EX-UE7)points combined with moving Qi therapy treatment of acute lumbar sprain.Methods:In the treatment group,balance acupuncture Yaotong(EX-UE7)acupoint,which locates a-bove Yintang(EX-HN3)1.5 inches,and if the waist on both sides or intermediate waist,pain the needle tip is pointed to down flat;If the waist pain on the right side,the needle tip is pointed to left flat;if right waist pain,pointed to right flat;if low back pain,pointed to up flat.Into the needle is about 1 .5 inches,the use of moving Qi therapy.The control group using the massage therapy,1 time a day,3 times as a course of treatment.Results:In the treatment group,18 cases were excellent,6 cases were effective,no case was invalid,and the efficiency was 100%.In the control group,1 1 cases were excellent,9 cases were effective,one case was invalid,and the efficiency was 95 .2%.Conclusion:The clinical effect of balance acupuncture method with moving Qi therapy in the treatment of acute lumbar sprainis is remarkable,safe,simple,convenient,fast.

  12. Forty Cases of Simple Obesity Treated by Acupuncture

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Obesity, a dystrophic disease most frequently seen in modern society, has become one of the worldwide health concerns. Obesity not only affects the body shape, but also has close relations to angiocardiopathy, diabetes, hypertension,hyperlipemia and fatty liver. Therefore, the prevention and treatment of obesity have become a major problem facing the medical workers. At present, there are a lot of therapies for obesity,including pharmacotherapy, acupuncture therapy,dietary therapy, exercise therapy, and surgical therapy. Acupuncture therapy, with its unique advantages of safety, effectiveness, simplicity, less expense and no toxic side-effects, becomes more and more popular among the patients. In this study,40 cases of simple obesity were chosen to clinically observe the curative effect of acupuncturetherapy for simple obesity.

  13. Acupuncture Journey to America” — A Tale of the Marvelous

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    LI Yong-ming; CHEN Ke-ji; CONG Wei-hong

    2012-01-01

    On November 16,2010,China's acupuncture was officially added to the list of world intangible cultural heritage of humanity by the 5th United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.This declaration indicates that acupuncture,the needle therapy of Chinese medicine (CM),has received worldwide recognition by people from different cultures.As a medical therapy,acupuncture has been used to treat a wide range of medical disorders in more than 160 countries.

  14. OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT OF POSTOPERATIVE HEMIPLEGIA

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    包飞; 张云祥

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture in the treatment of hemiplegia resulted from craniocerebral operation. Methods: A total of 40 cases of postoperative hemiplegia patients were randomly and evenly divided into treatment group and control group that were respectively treated with acupuncture plus conventional therapy (anti-inflammation, intracranial pressure-lowering and alimentotherapy) and conventional therapy. Results: After treatment, the therapeutic effect for raising myodynamia of the paralyzed limbs in treatment group was significantly superior to that of control group (upper limb P<0.01, and lower limb P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture can effectively facilitate the recovery of the paralyzed limb in patients undergoing cerebral surgical operation.

  15. Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    2015-01-01

    <正>2015135 Clinical observation on delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning treated with acupuncture to restore consciousness combined with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.MAO Min(茅敏),et al.Neurol Med Dept,Chengdu 1st People’s Hosp,Chengdu610041.Chin Acupunct&Moxibust 2015;35(3):213-216.Objective To compare the efficacy differences on

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. A Clinical Observation on Treating migraine by the Combination of scalp Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy%头针配合颅骶疗法治疗偏头痛的疗效观察

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    吴靖国; 李君; 黄泳; 曲姗姗

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察头针配合颅骶疗法治疗偏头痛的临床疗效.方法:62例慢性偏头痛患者随机分为对照组和治疗组,对照组患者接受单纯头针治疗,治疗组患者合并颅骶疗法,每周2次,治疗4周为一观察周期.治疗结束1个月后,观察临床疗效,并进行疼痛积分及各亚项分数评定.结果:治疗组和对照组比较,疗效没有显著性差异(P>0.05).两组治疗后疼痛积分总分比较没有显著性差异(P>0.05).各组头痛发作次数、疼痛程度、持续时间、伴随症状等亚项评分,与治疗前比较,均有显著降低(P>0.01~0.05).其中,治疗组治疗后疼痛持续时间亚项评分,与对照组治疗后比较,有显著性降低(P>0.05).结论:头针配合颅骶疗法,治疗偏头痛疗效肯定,在减少疼痛持续时间方面效果较好.%Objective-.To observe the clinical efficacy of treating migraine by the combination of scalp acupuncture and Cranio-sacral Therapy. Methods: Sixty - two cases of migraine were divided into 2 groups. Patients in control group received the treatment of scalp acupuncture,while patients in treatment group combined the Craniosacral Therapy. The treatment were arranged 2 times a week and continued for 4 weeks. One month after the treatment, the clinical efficacy and the general and sub - factor scores of Pain scale were assessed. Results: The clinical efficacies of the two groups had not any different (P > 0. 05). After the treatment, the general score and the sub - factor scores of Pain scale decreased obviously compared with those of before treatment respectively in two groups (P >0. 01). While the comparison between two groups after treatment showed, the continued painful time of treatment group was shortened than that of control group. Conclusion: Scalp acupuncture combined with Craniosacral Therapy has a good effect on treating migraine, manifested as shortening the painful time especially.

  19. Orthogonal design to sift the optimal parameter of Neiguan acupuncture for cerebral infarction***

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    Yanan Zhang; Sha Yang; Xiaonong Fan; Shu Wang; Nina He; Lingxin Li; Ding Luo; Xuemin Shi

    2013-01-01

    The individual difference and non-repeatability in acupuncture have not only restricted the devel-opment of acupuncture, but have also affected the specificity of acupoints. The present study used instruments to control needle depth, lifting and thrusting frequency, and the duration of acupuncture. Effects of the quantified acupuncture were observed at Neiguan (PC6) with different stimulation parameters. A frequency of 1, 2, or 3 Hz and duration of 5, 60, or 180 seconds were used to observe cerebral blood flow and ratio of infarct volume recovery. Results showed that stimulation at Neiguan with a frequency of 1 Hz and long duration of 180 seconds or 2/3 Hz and long duration of 5/60 se-conds significantly increased cerebral blood flow and decreased the ratio of infarct volume. Interac-tions between frequency and duration play a critical role in quantified acupuncture therapy.

  20. 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.

  1. 针灸疗法干预血脂异常的系统评价和Meta分析的汇总评价%Acupuncture therapies for intervening dyslipidemia:a summary overview on systematic reviews and Meta-analysis

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    陈昊; 王艳; 胡轩铭; 徐文韬; 顾一煌

    2015-01-01

    Objective To conduct a summary overview on systematic reviews and Meta-analysis of acupuncture therapies for intervening dyslipidemia. Methods The databases of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CBM, CNKI and WanFang Database were retrieved for searching the studies on systematic reviews and Meta-analysis of acupuncture therapies for intervening dyslipidemia. The methodological quality of included studies was reviewed by using AMSTAR tools, and grades of evidence were reviewed by using GARDE system. Results There was finally only 1 eligible study included, which compared acupuncture therapy and medication therapy. The results of AMSTAR tools (totally 11 items) showed that in item 1, the study did not provide registration information and study proposal. In item 2, the study did not give reviewers’ information although it introduced there were 2 reviewers for separated reviewing. In item 10 and item 11, the study did not review publication bias and explain relevant interest conflicts during reviewing procedure. In other 7 items, the study described well. The quality grade reviewing of GRADE system showed that the quality of evidence was reduced due to risk of bias, inconsistency, indirection, precision and publication bias. The quality of evidence was at very low grade because risk of bias, inconsistency and publication bias after reviewing 10 outcome indicators focused by the study. Conclusion The quantity of systematic reviews of acupuncture therapy for dyslipidemia are smaller now, methodological quality is lower, and grade of evidence is very low, so the therapy should be applied cautiously in clinic practice.%目的:对当前针灸疗法治疗血脂异常的系统评价与Meta分析进行汇总评价。方法通过检索Pubmed,Embase,Cochrane Library,CBM,CNKI和万方数据库,查找针灸疗法治疗血脂异常的系统评价与Meta分析的研究,对纳入的研究采用系统评价方法学质量评估工具AMSTAR评估方法学质量,并

  2. Case Report of Nasal Polyp Treated by Acupuncture

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    蒋传义

    2007-01-01

    @@ A Patient, female, student, nineteen years old.She was diagnosed with rhinitis and nasal polyps at the age of 17, and was treated with many methods,but the disease was not cured. The patient and her parents were fearful of surgical treatment, so she came for acupuncture therapy.

  3. Treatment of Acute Lumbar Sprain by Acupuncture plus Cupping

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    WANG Jun-ying; WANG Si-you

    2003-01-01

    Fifty cases of acute lumbar sprain were treated by the combination of acupuncture, cupping and kinesitherapy. Forty-three cases were cured and 7 cases improved, the total effective rate being 100%. This therapy has an exact effect with a short course of treatment.

  4. Treatment of 40 Cases of Cervical Vertigo by Acupuncture

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    ZHANG Xue-ying; YAO Gui-zhen; HUANG Guo-qi

    2003-01-01

    Traction, acupuncture and oxygen inhalation therapies were-used to treat 40 cases of cervical vertigo.Acupoints Fengchi (GB 20), Tianzhu (BL 10), Baihui (GV 20), Yintang (Ex-HN 3), Houxi (SI 3), and Zhongzhu (TE 3), and the effective rate was 97.5%.

  5. 赵军教授调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症的疗效观察%Clinical observation on treating Ganqi Yujie depression in teenager by Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy of professor ZHAO Jun

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    张韧; 赵军; 倪国忠; 杨欣鹏

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical effects of Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy on treating Ganqi Yujie depression in teenager. Methods: Acupuncture at Ganshu point every day. Results: The total efficacy in 55 patients was 92.73%. Conclusion: Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy has good effects and was worthy of application.%目的:观察调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症的疗效。方法:用调神解郁法针刺头针取额中线,双侧额旁2线;双侧肝腧穴,针刺1次/d,15次为一个疗程,进行疗效观察。治疗效果:55例患者,总有效率为92.73%。结论:调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症疗效显著,值得推广。

  6. 赵军教授调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症的疗效观察%Clinical observation on treating Ganqi Yujie depression in teenager by Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy of professor ZHAO Jun

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    张韧; 赵军; 倪国忠; 杨欣鹏

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症的疗效。方法:用调神解郁法针刺头针取额中线,双侧额旁2线;双侧肝腧穴,针刺1次/d,15次为一个疗程,进行疗效观察。治疗效果:55例患者,总有效率为92.73%。结论:调神解郁针法治疗肝气郁结型青年抑郁症疗效显著,值得推广。%Objective: To observe clinical effects of Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy on treating Ganqi Yujie depression in teenager. Methods: Acupuncture at Ganshu point every day. Results: The total efficacy in 55 patients was 92.73%. Conclusion: Tiaoshen Jieyu acupuncture therapy has good effects and was worthy of application.

  7. 推拿、针灸、复位、水针四联疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症45例疗效分析%Efficacy Analysis of Quadruple Therapy with Massage, Acupuncture, Manipulative Reduction and Acupoint Injection on Lumbar Disc Herniation in 45 Cases

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    张云会; 朱丽华

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effects of acupuncture, massage, manipulative reduction and acupoint injection on lumbar disc hernia-tion. Methods:45 patients were treated with quadruple therapy of massage, acupuncture, manipulative reduction and acupoint injection. Results:32 cases were cured, 10 cases improved, 3 cases ineffective, the total efficiency was 93.33%. Conclusion:Efficacy of quadruple therapy with massage, acupuncture, manipulative reduction and acupoint injection on lumbar disc herniation is significant, meanwhile avoiding pains of operation and easi-ly accepted by patients.%目的:观察推拿、针灸、复位、水针四联疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:45例患者均采用推拿、针灸、复位、水针四联疗法治疗。结果:痊愈32例,好转10例,无效3例,总有效率93.33%。结论:推拿、针灸、复位、水针四联疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效显著,同时避免了手术痛苦,患者容易接受。

  8. Research progress of acupuncture therapy on mild cognitive impairment after stroke%针刺治疗脑卒中后轻度认知障碍的研究进展

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    杨红玲; 郑健刚; 张杰; 刘涛

    2016-01-01

    Mild cognitive impairment after stroke is a neuropsychological disorder, which is common in cerebrovascular disease and sequel of cerebrovascular disease. Cognitive impairment is a brain dysfunction caused by ischemic or hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease, which usually manifested memory impairment, aphasia, apraxia, agnosia, alexia, visual spatial barriers. All the symptoms cause great inconvenience to the patient's daily life, social adjustment and comprehensive rehabilitation. The acupuncture therapy has a significant effect on mild cognitive impairment after stroke. Respectively use “stroke, cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, mild cognitive impairment, acupuncture”as keywords on PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, CNKI, Wan Fang DATA and VIP database from 2004 to 2014, retrieve nearly 10-year Chinese and English collections of published clinical studies. The acupuncture therapy for mild cognitive impairment after stroke in recent years was summarized to guide the clinical application, to provide new thinking with mild cognitive impairment after stroke, and pointed out the existing problems and the prospects with the future research direction and depth of acupuncture treatment of the disease.%脑卒中后轻度认知功能障碍是一种神经心理障碍,常见于脑血管病及脑血管病后遗症,表现为记忆障碍、失语、失用、失认、失读、视空间障碍等,给患者的日常生活、社会适应和全面康复造成极大的不便。针刺疗法对罹患卒中后轻度认知障碍的患者有显著疗效。分别以“卒中,脑梗死,脑出血,轻度认知障碍,针刺”为关键词,对PubMed、Cochrane、Embase、中国知网(CNKI)、万方数据库和维普数据库2004—2014年近10年收录已发表的相关临床研究报道进行中英文检索,对近年来应用针刺治疗轻度认知障碍的方法及操作加以归纳、总结。旨在指导临床应用,为治疗卒中后轻度认知障碍提供新的

  9. 颈肌功能锻炼配合针刺理疗改善颈椎失稳的疗效探讨%Neck functional exercise with acupuncture therapy to improve the curative effect of cervical instability

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    罗淑琦

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析对颈椎失稳患者采用颈肌功能锻炼配合针刺理疗方法治疗的效果。方法:选择2012年9月-2013年9月在我院接受治疗的颈椎失稳患者74例,随机分为两组,各37例,其中对照组采用针刺理疗治疗,观察组在对照组治疗基础上加用颈肌功能锻炼。比较两组临床疗效、治疗前后椎体角度位移、水平位移。结果:观察组临床疗效为(94.6%)明显高于对照组(78.4%)(P<0.05);两组治疗后椎体角度、水平位移均有明显改善,且观察组显著优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:对颈椎失稳患者采用针刺理疗法治疗的同时,配合颈肌功能锻炼治疗,利于患者临床症状的改善,提高治疗效果,值得在临床上进一步推广应用。%Objective To analyze the loss of acupuncture and physiotherapy treatment for patients with unstable cervical muscle function exercise effect on cervical vertebra. Method Select 2012 September~2013 September cervical in our hospital for treatment of 74 cases of patients with loss of stability, were randomly divided into two groups, each group 37 cases,the control group was treated with acupuncture therapy, the observation group in the control group based on the use of cervical muscle function exercise. Before and after treatment were compared between the two groups, vertebral angle displacement, horizontal displacement. Results The clinical curative effect of observation group was significantly higher than the control group (94.6%) (78.4%) (P<0.05);vertebral angle, the horizontal displacement of the two groups were improved significantly, and the observation group was significantly better than the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion The loss of cervical physical therapy with acupuncture stable patients at the same time, with the treatment of cervical muscle function exercise, can improve the clinical symptoms of the patients, improve the therapeutic effect, worthy of

  10. Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for chronic pain caused by gonarthrosis: A study protocol of an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial [ISRCTN27450856

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    Krämer Jürgen

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Controlled clinical trials produced contradictory results with respect to a specific analgesic effect of acupuncture. There is a lack of large multi-centre acupuncture trials. The German Acupuncture Trial represents the largest multi-centre study of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain caused by gonarthrosis up to now. Methods 900 patients will be randomised to three treatment arms. One group receives verum acupuncture, the second sham acupuncture, and the third conservative standard therapy. The trial protocol is described with eligibility criteria, detailed information on the treatment definition, blinding, endpoints, safety evaluation, statistical methods, sample size determination, monitoring, legal aspects, and the current status of the trial. Discussion A critical discussion is given regarding the considerations about standardisation of the acupuncture treatment, the choice of the control group, and the blinding of patients and observers.

  11. Acupuncture in the treatment of obesity: a narrative review of the literature.

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    Belivani, Maria; Dimitroula, Charikleia; Katsiki, Niki; Apostolopoulou, Martha; Cummings, Mike; Hatzitolios, Apostolos I

    2013-03-01

    Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies for obesity cannot achieve adequate weight control in all patients, so complementary types of treatment are also performed. Acupuncture, one of the oldest healing practices, represents the most rapidly growing complementary therapy which is recognised by both the National Institutes of Health and the WHO. A previous review concluded that acupuncture was superior to lifestyle advice, to sham acupuncture and to conventional medication. In this narrative review, the possible mechanisms of actions and the results of recent experimental and clinical studies with different forms of acupuncture (eg, body, auricular, manual and electroacupuncture) are presented. In particular, the effects of acupuncture on anorexigenic and orexigenic peptides, insulin resistance, lipid metabolism and inflammatory markers are discussed. Both experimental and clinical current data suggest that acupuncture exerts beneficial effects on the mechanisms of obesity. Some data suggest that electroacupuncture may be more effective than manual acupuncture; however, the most effective frequency remains controversial. Combination of different forms of acupuncture with diet and exercise seems to be necessary for achieving and maintaining weight loss.  Further prospective clinical trials are needed to establish the effectiveness of this complementary method for obesity treatment. PMID:23153472

  12. Determinants for receiving acupuncture for LBP and associated treatments: a prospective cohort study

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    Baum Erika

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acupuncture is a frequently used but controversial adjunct to the treatment of chronic low back pain (LBP. Acupuncture is now considered to be effective for chronic LBP and health care systems are pressured to make a decision whether or not acupuncture should be covered. It has been suggested that providing such services might reduce the use of other health care services. Therefore, we explored factors associated with acupuncture treatment for LBP and the relation of acupuncture with other health care services. Methods This is a post hoc analysis of a longitudinal prospective cohort study. General practitioners (GPs recruited consecutive adult patients with LBP. Data on physical function, subjective mood and utilization of health care services was collected at the first consultation and at follow-up telephone interviews for a period of twelve months. Results A total of 179 (13 % out of 1,345 patients received acupuncture treatment. The majority of those (59 % had chronic LBP. Women and elderly patients were more likely to be given acupuncture. Additional determinants of acupuncture therapy were low functional capacity and chronicity of pain. Chronic (vs. acute back pain OR 1.6 (CL 1.4–2.9 was the only significant disease-related factor associated with the treatment. The strongest predictors for receiving acupuncture were consultation with a GP who offers acupuncture OR 3.5 (CL 2.9–4.1 and consultation with a specialist OR 2.1 (CL 1.9–2.3. After adjustment for patient characteristics, acupuncture remained associated with higher consultation rates and an increased use of other health care services like physiotherapy. Conclusion Receiving acupuncture for LBP depends mostly on the availability of the treatment. It is associated with increased use of other health services even after adjustment for patient characteristics. In our study, we found that receiving acupuncture does not offset the use of other health care resources

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

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

    2015-06-01

    This paper reports a rare iatrogenic complication of acupuncture-induced haemothorax and comments on the importance and need for special education of physicians and physiotherapists in order to apply safe and effective acupuncture treatment. A 37-year-old healthy woman had a session of acupuncture treatments for neck and right upper thoracic non-specific musculoskeletal pain, after which she gradually developed dyspnoea and chest discomfort. After some delay while trying other treatment, she was eventually transferred to the emergency department where a chest X-ray revealed a right pneumothorax and fluid collection. She was admitted to hospital and a chest tube inserted into the right hemithorax (under ultrasound guidance) drained 800 mL of bloody fluid (haematocrit (Hct) 17.8%) in 24 h and 1200 mL over the following 3 days. Her blood Hct fell from 39.0% to 30.8% and haemoglobin from 12.7 to 10.3 g/dL. The patient recovered completely and was discharged after 9 days of hospitalisation. When dyspnoea, chest pain and discomfort occur during or after an acupuncture treatment, the possibility of secondary (traumatic) pneumo- or haemopneumothorax should be considered and the patient should remain under careful observation (watchful waiting) for at least 48 h. To maximise the safety of acupuncture, specific training should be given for the safe use of acupuncture points of the anterior and posterior thoracic wall using dry needling, trigger point acupuncture or other advanced acupuncture techniques. PMID:25791844

  14. Comparison of the Detoxification Effects of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture Plus Chinese Herbs on Heroin Addiction

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    ZONG Lei; HU Jun; LI Yu; LU Ying; XIN Yu-hu; CUI Xue-jun

    2005-01-01

    对海洛因依赖者分别以针刺、中药、针药结合疗法戒断,并与西药治疗对照,动态观察20 d的戒断症状记分.戒断治疗48 h时,针刺的疗效优于西药(P<0.05);治疗到72 h时针刺优于其他各种方法(P<0.01).针刺、中药、针药结合疗法脱毒具有一定疗效,以针刺疗法效果明显,但治疗开始后3 d内均不能完全改善戒断症状,也不能完全改善激烈的戒断症状.针刺与中药的结合应用未出现协同效应.%Heroin addicts were treated with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture plus Chinese herbs respectively, their effects were compared with that of Western medicine.The scores of withdrawal symptoms were observed continuously for 20 days. The effect of acupuncture was better than that of Western medicine 48 hours after the withdrawal treatment (P< 0.05), and better than that of other three methods 72 hours after the withdrawal treatment, (P < 0.01). Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and acupuncture plus Chinese herbs have the detoxification effects of varying degrees, in particular acupuncture' effect was the best. But all the therapies could not completely improve the withdrawal symptoms in the first 3 days of treatment, and acupuncture plus Chinese herbs had no synergetic effect in treating withdrawal symptoms.

  15. ACUPUNCTURE FOR PRIMARY DYSMENORRHEA-A meta-analysis

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    CHOU Chin-shan; LIU Bao-yan; ZHANG Lu; JIN Zhi-gao

    2005-01-01

    Recent literature search showed that up to now there are a total of 9 theses about clinical treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture therapy, among them 5 clinical trials are from Chinese journals and the rest 4 from foreign journals. Majority of the trials have some methodological and/or reporting shortcomings. The frequency and intensity of dysmenorrhea are divided into intermittent and continuous types. Results of quantitative meta-analysis with Revman 4.1 software showed that the existing evidence supports the value of acupuncture for the treatment of dysmenorrhea. However, the quality of evidence is not fully convincing. There is an urgent need for well-planned, large-scale and multiple-center studies to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acupuncture under real-life conditions.

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

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    Yun Jeong-hun

    2000-07-01

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

  17. [Development of Researches on Acupuncture Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injury].

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    Tao, Xing; Ma, Tie-ming

    2016-02-01

    Peripheral nerve injury is a common clinical disease. Acupuncture therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in improving nerve injury in clinical practice, but its underlying mechanisms in prompting tissue repair basically remain unknown. In the present paper, the authors reviewed some descriptions of traditional Chinese medicine on peripheral nerve injury and treatment, and recent development of researches on acupuncture treatment of it in both clinical practice and animal studies. Clinical trials demonstrated that acupuncture treatment can relieve nerve injury induced pain, ameliorate both sensory and motor functions. Experimental studies showed that acupuncture stimulation may promote nerve repair by reducing desquamation of medullary sheath of nerve fibers, inhibiting apoptosis of nerve cells, and up-regulating expression of myelin basic protein, Slit-1 protein and gene, etc. In addition, acupuncture intervention may also improve the microenvironment of neural regeneration including increase of the proliferation and differentiation of Schwann cells and release of various types of neurotrophic factors. However, its mechanisms underlying accelerating rehabilitation of peripheral nerve injury need being researched further. PMID:27141630

  18. 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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    Zheng, Yu; Zhang, Jiping; Wang, Yanjie; Wang, Yuying; Lan, Yujun; Qu, Shanshan; Tang, Chunzhi; Huang, Yong

    2016-01-01

    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. PMID:27688791

  19. Acupuncture Analgesia in Migraine

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    吴根诚

    2009-01-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. Clinical observation on staging acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for 60 cases with peripheral facial paralysis%周围性面瘫60例分期针灸治疗临床疗效观察

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    田小瑞

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clin ical efficacy of staging acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for patients with peripheral facial paraly sis. Methods:120 patients with peripheral facial paralysis were selected in the ho spital from 2011 to 2013 . A ccording to random number table, they were divided into a control group and an observation group, 60 p atients in each group. The patients in the control group w ere taken conventional western medicine treatment, while accor ding to the actual situation , the patients in the observation group were divided into acute, recovery and sequelae stages, and taken treatments respectively. Results:Compared with the control group, the total effective rate of the observati on group after clinical treatment has significant super iority, cont rasted statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion:The acupuncture treatment for patients with peripheral facial paralysis can achieve promin ent clinical efficacy without serious adverse reactions but the advantages of safety and effectiveness which is worthy of clinical application.%目的:探究对周围性面瘫患者应用分期针灸治疗的临床疗效。方法:选自本院2011年~2013年收治的周围性面瘫患者120例,以随机数字表的方式将其分为对照组与观察组,每组各有患者60例。对照组患者接受常规西医药物治疗,观察组患者则根据病程实际情况分为急性期、恢复期以及后遗症期,进行分期针灸治疗。结果:相对于对照组,观察组患者临床治疗总有效率具有显著优越性,两者差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:对周围性面瘫患者应用分期针灸治疗方法能够取得突出的临床治疗效果,且患者不会出现严重不良反应,具有安全高效的优点,值得临床推广。

  2. 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.

  3. WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations

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    Sabina Lim

    2010-01-01

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

  4. Clinical observation on treating facial acne by acupuncture and traditional mask combined with pricking blood therapy%针刺及中药面膜外敷配合面部刺络放血治疗痤疮的临床疗效观察

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    陈媛媛; 李乃芳; 崔铖; 杨丽鹍

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture and traditional mask combined with pricking blood therapy on treating acne facial. Methods: 68 cases of acne patients were randomly divided into treatment group of 34 cases, control group of 34 cases.The treatment group were treated by acupuncture and traditional mask combined with pricking blood therapy.The control group was given acupuncture and traditional mask, applying acupuncture and traditional mask at external, 3 times a week, 10 times for a course, applying traditional mask for 2 times a week, 5 times for a course. To observe the curative effect after 1 course. Results: The total efficacy in treatment group was 100%, in another was 79.4%, there was significant difference between two groups (P<0.05), the efficacy in the treatment was significantly better than that in the control. Conclusion: Acupuncture and traditional mask combined with pricking blood therapy has obvious therapeutic effects on facial acne.%目的:观察针刺及中药面膜外敷配合面部刺络放血治疗痤疮的临床疗效。方法:将68例痤疮患者随机分为治疗组34例,对照组34例。治疗组采用针刺及中药面膜外敷联合面部刺络放血法治疗,对照组采用单纯针刺法和中药面膜外敷法治疗,针刺治疗和中药面膜外敷,3次/周,隔天1次,10次为1个疗程,面部刺络放血2次/周,5次为1个疗程,1个疗程后观察疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率100%,对照组总有效率79.4%,两组临床总有效率经统计学分析,有显著性差异(P<0.05),治疗组的疗效明显优于对照组。结论:针刺及中药面膜外敷配合面部刺络放血治疗痤疮有明显疗效。

  5. Analysis on the Effect of Acupuncture in Treating Cervical Spondylosis with Different Syndrome Types

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    符文彬; 梁兆晖; 朱晓平; 于鹏; 张继福

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture in treating cervical spondylosis with different syndrome types.Methods:One hundred and seventeen patients were randomized into the treated group (59 cases),treated with normal acupuncture,and the control group(58 cases),treated with sham acupuncture, operated once every other day,9 times in total(in 18 days) as one therapeutic course,and a succeeding 3-month follow-up study was carried out after terminating the therapy.The efficacy of treatment was ...

  6. CLINICAL ANALYSIS ON TREATMENT OF LUMBAR VERTEBRAL RETROGRADE AFFECTION WITH ACUPUNCTURE, TDP-IRRADIATION AND CUPPING

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    ZHOU Yi

    2002-01-01

    In the present paper, 70 cases of retrograde affection of the lumbar vertebrae are randomly and evenly divided into treatment group and control group. Shenshu (BL 23), Qihaishu (BL 24), Dachangshu (BL 25),Weizhong (BL 40), Jiaji (EX-B 2), etc. are used. In treatment group, acupuncture, TDP irradiation and cupping are performed, and in control group, only acupuncture is given. After 30 sessions (3 therapeutic courses) of treatment, in treatment and control groups, the total effective rates are 91.43 % and 71.43 % respectively. The therapeutic effect of comprehensive treatment is significantly superior to that of simple acupuncture therapy (P < 0.05).

  7. 针灸对妇科肿瘤病人化疗后癌性疲劳影响的研究%Effect of Acupuncture Therapy on Cancer-related Fatigue of Patients with Gynecological Malignant Tumor after Chemotherapy

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    郭莉媛; 刘淑兰; 彭艳; 于辉; 李奇; 王大鹏

    2014-01-01

    目的:采用简易疲劳评估量表( BFI )及中医症候临床症状评分量表分别评价传统针灸治疗对妇科肿瘤化疗后癌性疲乏的影响。方法:将120例符合标准的妇科肿瘤将行化疗患者随机分为实验组即进行针灸治疗组,药物组即口服西洋参治疗组,空白组不接受以上治疗,每组40例,3组患者均按照既定化疗方案施行化疗。实验组于化疗第1天开始针灸治疗,每日1次,1周3次,共治疗3周。药物组开始口服西洋参,2000 mg/天,每日3次连用3周。空白组未给予其他干预措施。分别在化疗前、化疗第3天(化疗后)和化疗3周(治疗后)分别采用BFI及中医症候评价对3组患者进行评价,比较评价结果。结果:化疗前3组患者的综合疲乏程度相当,BFI评估及中医症候评分无显著差异( P>0.05);化疗后3组患者的上述评分均显著升高(P<0.01);治疗后实验组患者的上述评分均显著降低(P<0.01)。但BFI评分、中医症候评分及改善率,实验组与药物组相比没有显著差异(P>0.05)。结论:针灸治疗可以明显改善癌性疲劳,虽与口服西洋参比较没有显著优势,但其有效性使针灸有望成为癌性疲乏的一种可靠的辅助治疗手段。%Objective:We used brief fatigue inventory ( BFI ) and symptom of Chinese medicine scores to as-sess the effectiveness of acupuncture for cancer -related fatigue ( CRF) in patients with gynecological malignant carcinoma.Methods:By perspective, clinical research randomized method , based on 120 patients with cancer-related fatigue in the gynecology of Harbin Medical University Cancer Hospital .The patients were ran-domly divided into normal trial group ( 40 cases ) , medicine group ( 40 cases ) and control group ( 40 cases ) . The patients in the two intervention trial groups were treated by acupucnture therapy , oral american ginseng re-spectively, from

  8. Acupuncture Combined with Emotional Therapy of Chinese Medicine Treatment for Improving Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Alcohol Dependence%针灸结合中医情志疗法改善酒精依赖患者抑郁症状的疗效观察

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    佟欣; 王晓彤; 索晴; 佟子林; 赵法政

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effect of acupuncture combined with emotional therapy of Chi-nese medicine treatment on depressive symptoms in patients with alcohol dependence .Methods:60 patients were randomly divided into two groups .One group was treated by a set of emotional therapy of Chinese medicine treatment for 3 months(control group).One group was treated by a set of acupuncture combined with emotional therapy of chinese medicine treatment for 3 months(treatment group).Use Hamilton depression scale in curative effect evaluation before and after treatment of 3 , 6 , 9 weeks and evaluate psychological need around alcohol -induced clues .Results:Acupuncture combined with emotional therapy of Chinese medicine treatment was supe -rior to the use of emotional therapy of Chinese medicine treatment (P<0.05),and two groups had a significant difference according to HAMD scores after treatment (P<0.01),and the psychological desire was reduced (P<0 .01 ) .Conclusion:Acupuncture combined with emotional therapy of Chinese medicine treatment for improving the depressive symptoms of patients with alcohol dependence has a good therapeutic effect .%目的:观察针灸结合中医情志疗法对酒精依赖患者抑郁症状的改善情况。方法:将酒精依赖伴抑郁症状的患者60例,随机分为两组,分别只采用中医情志治疗(对照组)和针灸结合中医情志治疗(治疗组)治疗3个月。在治疗前及治疗后的3、6、9周,采用汉密尔顿抑郁量表( HAMD )进行疗效评定,并进行酒精线索诱导前后心理渴求评价。结果:针灸结合中医情志治疗组疗效优于对照组(P<0.05),两组治疗后HAMD评分差异有显著性(P<0.01),心理渴求降低(P<0.01)。结论:将针灸与中医情志疗法相结合,对酒精依赖患者抑郁症状有良好的治疗作用。

  9. Acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment in the acute phases of sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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    Jin, Yuanyuan; Lu, Ming

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is an otological emergency defined as a rapid hearing loss, seriously affects patient's social life. To data, no study has reported the treatment by acupuncture alone in the acute phase. In this report, Acupuncture and Moxibustion therapy of excitation-focus transfer is outlined. The patient was a 26-year-old young woman who had an SSHL coupled with ear fullness. The patient had no past medical history, but she had undergone variable emotions and had a history of excessive noise exposure. The patient refused to receive any medicine especially steroids and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She just only received acupuncture treatment. Her symptoms and outcome measurements were improved every week and completely recovered after the last week. Even though the article presents a single case and is based on self-reports, there are very clear trends on how patients with SSHL responded to acupuncture treatments. PMID:27368045

  10. Treatment of Uroschesis due to Spinal Cord Injury by Acupuncture in 32 Cases

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    HUANG Zhi-gang; YOU Bin

    2003-01-01

    Treated uroschesis due to spinal cord injury in 32 cases with acupuncture therapy (acupuncture group) and compared with Neostigmine injection (control group). In acupucture group, 10 cases got clinical recovery, 17 efficacy and 5 inefficacy, with an effective rate of 84.4%; among 32 cases in control group, 3 cases got clinical recovery, 15 efficacy and 14 inefficacy, the effecrive rate was 56.2%.

  11. The effects of auricular acupuncture on weight reduction and feeding-related cytokines: a pilot study

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    2015-01-01

    Objective Auricular acupuncture is a common therapy used to control appetite; however, the underlying mechanism(s) of action is unclear. The present study examined changes in feeding behaviour and in the levels of several appetite-related hormones in response to auricular acupuncture, and attempted to identify the mechanism(s) by which this traditional medical treatment exerts its effects. Methods Ten healthy adult volunteers (nine female and one male) were recruited by the KOSAI Oriental Hea...

  12. Clinical Experience on Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis with Combined Acupuncture, Tuina and Psychotherapy

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    陈莉秋; 苗荃; 马庭秀; 刘立飞; 韩丑萍

    2009-01-01

    @@ Cervical spondylosis is common in the middle-aged or senile population and can greatly affect their body-mind health[1]. The common treatment methods include traction, tuina, acupuncture and medication[2]. However, psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression or fear are often neglected during the treatment[3]. The authors investigated the effect of combined psycho- therapy, acupuncture and tuina on the cervical spondylosis.

  13. OCULO-ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL INFARCTION INDUCED HEMIPLEGIA

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    FU Wenbin; FAN Li; MENG Changrong; LI Weixiong; MI Jianping

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of oculo-acupuncture therapy in the treatment of cerebral infarction induced hemiplegia. Methods: 58 cases of stroke patients were randomly divided into treatment group (n =30) and control group (n = 28). In treatment group, on the basis of medication plus rehabilitation treatment, patients voluntarily accepted oculo-acupuncture therapy (acupuncture of Upper-Jiao Area and Lower-Jiao Area). In control group, patients only accepted medication and rehabilitation treatment. The therapeutic effect was evaluated with Brunstrom's 6-stages Assessing Method. Results: After 24 sessions of treatment, the ratios of the diseased limbs reaching stage Ⅵ and more in functional activity in the patients of treatment group increased from 16.7% (upper-limb) and 20.0% (lower-limb) before treatment to 70.0% and 90.0% respectively; while in control group, those ratios of the upper and lower limbs increased from 10.7% and 28.6% before treatment to 39.2% and 60.7% separately. There was a significant difference between two groups in the therapeutic effect (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Oculo-acupuncture plus medication is superior to simple medication treatment in improving functional activity of the hemiplegic limbs.

  14. 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. PMID:20359961

  15. Treatment of Obstinate Diseases by Acupuncture and Cupping

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    杨容

    2001-01-01

    @@Acupuncture treatment integrated with cupping for enhancing the therapeutic effect is a technique in Yang's school of acupuncture carried forward from generation to generation. The author's grandfather created Yang's shallow puncturing and cupping therapy to enhance the effect of promoting blood flow and removing blood stasis in the light of his clinical experience. In this therapy, the gentle puncturing and heavy tapping are carried out with the seven-star needle until light bleeding occurs, followed by drawing out of pituita or stagnant blood and coagula by cupping, in an attempt to promote tissue regeneration by removing blood stasis for promoting the flow of qi and blood in the meridians. The therapy has been developed by Dr. Yang Yifang (the author's father) in clinical practice over the past six decades. Satisfactory therapeutic results have been obtained in clinical practice, which are introduced with examples below.

  16. Study on the effects of acupuncture combined with music therapy on the balance excitatory and inhibitory of hippocampal Glu/GABA in anxiety model rats%针刺结合音乐疗法对焦虑模型大鼠海马 Glu/GABA兴奋/抑制平衡系统的影响

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    郑蔚; 赵日霞; 刘海静

    2016-01-01

    Objective It is to observe the influence of acupuncture combined with music therapy on the content and ration of Glu/GABA in hippocampus in anxiety model rats, and approach the anti-anxiety mechanism.Methods 50 cases of male SD rats were randomly divided into blank group, model group, acupuncture group, music group and acupuncture combined with music group with 10 rats in each group.Except the blank group, the other animals were used in unpredictable chronic emo-tional stress method ( Chronic Emotional Stress, CES) for 21 days to make anxiety model; at the same time, the animals of music group, acupuncture group, acupuncture combined with music group in 1 hours before each stimulus were gave the corre-sponding acupuncture or music therapy.After experiment, the hippocampi of rats in each group were extracted to detect the Glu and GABA contents by using high efficiency liquid chromatography.Results Compared with the blank group, the concen-tration of Glu and the value of Glu/GATA were significantly increased and the concentration of GABA was significantly reduced in the model group ( all P0.05).Conclusion Anti-anxiety mechanism of acupuncture combined with music therapy is related to the function of regulating the concentration of Glu/GABA in hippocampus.%目的:通过观察针刺结合音乐疗法对焦虑模型大鼠海马谷氨酸( Glu)、γ-氨基丁酸( GABA)含量和二者比值的影响,探讨此方法的部分抗焦虑机制。方法将50只雄性SD大鼠随机分为空白组、模型组、针刺组、音乐组和针刺音乐组,每组10只。除空白组外,其余组大鼠均给予连续21 d不可预见性的刺激,同时针刺组、音乐组及针刺音乐组在每次刺激前1h给予相应的针灸及音乐干预。实验结束后取各组大鼠的海马,采用高效液相色谱检测法分析各组样本中Glu和GABA含量。结果模型组大鼠海马Glu含量及Glu/GABA比值均明显高于空白组(P均<0.05),GABA含

  17. 针刺联合五行音乐治疗肝气郁结型抑郁症疗效及安全性评价%Efficacy and Evaluation to Acupuncture combined with Five Elements Music Therapy for Depression of Liver-qi Stagnation

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    王晓红; 于斯文; 袁敏哲

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy and safety of depression of liver stagnation treated with acupuncture combined with five elements music therapy. Methods:According to the principle of randomized controlled trials,80 case were randomly divided into treatment group with 40 cases and control group with 40 patients. Both groups were treated with acupuncture and five elements music therapy. The acupuncture follows the principle of soothing the liver and rectifying qi,and the points applied were Danzhong,Neiguan, Shenmen,Yintang,Baihui,Sishencong,Taichong,and Sanyinjiao. The five element music is the Jiao mode of the music from Traditional Chinese Five Elements Music,once per day,except the weekend. In the control group,besides the above-mentioned therapy,patients were given mirtazapine orally,30 mg a day,both groups were evaluated with HAMD depression scale before the treatment and in the 8th week of treatment,which is the major evaluation index. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) efficacy was evaluated with TCM de-pression syndrome scale,which is the secondary evaluation index. Modified TESS scale was applied to eval-uate the safety. Results:The cure rates of the treatment group and the control group were 82.50% and 80.00%,respectively,without difference(P>0.05). HAMD scores became lower in both groups than before treat-ment (P0.05),两组HAMD评分与治疗前比较均明显降低(P<0.05);而治疗组在改善中医证候评分、减少TESS不良反应评分方面优于对照组(P<0.05).结论:针灸联合五行音乐治疗抑郁症的疗效是肯定,且具有较高安全性.

  18. Public Status and Prevalence of Acupuncture in Japan

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    Naoto Ishizaki

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture originated in China and is widespread throughout Asia. It is expected that a higher utilization of this remedy exists in these countries compared to Western countries. We conducted annual nationwide surveys from 2003 through 2006 on the utilization of acupuncture in Japan. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 2000 individuals randomly chosen from the resident database. Annual utilization percentages, based on the number of respondents, from 2003 to 2006 were 6.5%, 4.8%, 6.4%, and 6.7%, respectively, while lifetime experiences determined in each surveys were estimated as 26.7, 19.4, 24.4 and 25.4, respectively. Respondents who had utilized acupuncture and/or moxibustion tended to be older than those who had no experience. Acupuncture was mainly used for musculoskeletal symptoms, and a detailed breakdown of the musculoskeletal symptoms identified in the 2005 survey showed 50.9% for low back pain, 35.9% for shoulder stiffness and 12.0% for knee pain. Reasons given for continuing therapy included the effective amelioration of symptoms, comfort of the procedure and low number of side-effects, while those who decided against continuing cited no improvement of symptoms, cost and lack of time for treatment. In conclusion, annual utilization of acupuncture and/or moxibustion was estimated at more than 6%, and the percentage of those with a lifetime experience was ∼25%, thus demonstrating the relatively higher utilization of the remedy in Japan over utilization in western countries. Application of the treatment for musculoskeletal problems and utilization by the older population were specific standouts of the use of acupuncture and/or moxibustion in Japan.

  19. 针刺配合行为疗法干预网络成瘾者抑郁症状%Acupuncture Combined with Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the treatment of Depression in Youngsters with Internet Addiction Disorder:Clinical Study

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    苏沛珠; 张贵锋; 刘洋洋; 区伟雄

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察针刺、认知行为疗法以及二者相结合对青少年网络成瘾的临床干预效果,探索一种有效的网络成瘾治疗方法.方法:运用KimberlyS.Young网络成瘾量表和CIAS-R修订版量表筛选出网络成癌者60例,随机分为A、B、C3组,分别施以认知行为疗法、针刺疗法、针刺配合认知行为疗法治疗6周,在治疗前、治疗第3周及治疗第6周运用HAMD评价治疗效果.结果:3种治疗方法对认知障碍因子的影响无显著差异(P>0.05).与治疗前比较,A组的HAMD积分、精神性抑郁及躯体性抑郁在治疗第3周时开始显著降低(P<0.05),而睡眠障碍及情绪到治疗第6周才显著降低(P<0.05).B组和C组除认知障碍外其余各项疗效指标均于治疗第3周开始显著降低(P<0.05).从治疗第3周开始,B组和C组的HAMD积分、情绪、睡眠障碍、躯体性抑郁显著低于A组(P<0.05),治疗第6周时幅度增加(P<0.05);而B组和C组的精神性抑郁因子在治疗第6周时才开始显著低于A组.B组和C组的HAMD减分率显著高于A组(P<0.05).结论:针刺疗法及针刺配合认知行为疗法对网络成囊青少年的抑郁症状有显著改善作用.%Objective:To observe the effects of acupuncture ,cognitive behavior therapy and the two in combination on youngsters with Internet Addiction Disorder. Methods :A total of 60 volunteers screened by Young's Internet Addiction Scales and CIAS -R were randomly and equally divided into three groups,group A,group B and group C,which were separately treated by acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy and the two in combination for 6 weeks. The effects of the three kinds of therapy were evaluated by comparing the scores of HAMD pre and post treatment. Results:There's no significant difference in cognitive disorders among Group A, Group B and Group C ( P > 0. 05 ). Compared with those of pretreatment, HAMD scores, mental depression, physical depression of Group A showed significant decrease

  20. CLINICAL STUDY OF LASERNEEDLE ACUPUNCTURE

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    Med. M. Weber

    2001-01-01

    We are reporting over 500 acupuncture cases, a wide range of illnesses ranging from orthopedic, internal, neurological and psychological diseases, all of which were treated with a newly developed and therefore available Laserneedle system. This system was highly successful in treatment of a variety of illnesses including HWS, BWS and LWS Syndromes, gonarthritis, coxarthritis, rhizarthrosis, periarthritis of the shoulder, epicondylitis humeri radiails, tendinitis, fibromyalgia and PCP, Morbus Bechterew, paralysis after stroke, migraine and other headache syndrome, tinnitus, trigeminal neuralgia, gastropathy, bronchial asthma, AVK, mental depression and other psychovegatative burnout syndrome by using both body acupoints and otopoints. Treatment was made by simultaneously using 8Laserneedles which were not pricked into, but stuck onto the skin. The Laserneedles emit red and infrared Laserrays with a high energy output, so that perceptible, vegetative stimulation can be detected at the acupunctrured sites. We found out, that especially in the therapy resistant, long standing cases and cases with chronic back and spine problems, considerable improvements in easing pain and increasing mobility could be made. Recognizable success was made by using Laserneedles in cases suffering from psychological illnesses, especially psychosomatic related Burnoutsyndrome and cases of exhaustion. Usually after 2~ 3 treatments, efficient success was made, without any side effects what so ever.

  1. 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.

  2. Review on Intestinal Fibrosis of IBD Treated by Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    王晓梅; 丁光宏; 刘慧荣; 穆敬平

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate investigations of intestinal fibrosis of IBD treated by acupuncture and moxibustion and to analyze the current research situation of intestinal fibrosis.Methods:All reported studies were indexed about intestinal fibrosis of IBD treated by acupuncture and moxibustion and summarized the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on intestinal fibrosis.Results:Ten studies were included in this review,the research results indicated that acupuncture and moxibustion had beneficial effects not only on cytokines and colonic fibroblast but on collagen related to intestinal fibrosis.The expressions of TGF-beta and its mRNA were down regulated,and the expressions of IGF-1、IGF-1R and IGFBP-5 were decreased by acupuncture and moxibustion.The proliferative index of CBF was prohibited and the expression of type Ⅰ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ collagen was degraded by this therapy.Conclusion:Acupuncture and moxibustion can prevent and improve the colonic tissue fibrosis of IBD in some extent,but many research settings and methods should be improved to lucubrate the real therapeutic effects and the effective mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion.

  3. Research Progress in Sports Fatigue Prevented and Treated by Acupuncture

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    孙德利; 张琰; 陈大隆; 黄国琪

    2009-01-01

    目的:分析针灸防治运动性疲劳的临床和实验研究文献,了解针灸消除运动性疲劳的研究现状.方法:利用文献分析法,整理了的20年来治疗为主治疗运动性疲劳的文献,进行了归纳分析.结果与结论:针灸可能通过清除自由基、抗脂质过氧化,防止运动性下丘脑-垂体-性腺轴功能紊乱,降低肌酸激酶(CK)含量,降低乳酸浓度等作用,对消除运动性疲劳、改善机体运动能力有重要作用.但因传统的针灸疗法会对机体产生微小损伤,故今后应注重推广无创痛穴位疗法,并从多途径多环节探索针灸防治运动性疲劳的作用机制.%Objective:To analyze the literature on clinical and experimental studies of sports fatigues treated and prevented by acupuncture therapy and understand the current statuS about acupuncture therapy for eliminating sports fatigue.Method:By the method to analyze the literature,the literature on treatment of sports fatigue in the recent 20 years was summarized and analyzed.Results and Conclusion:Acupuncture therapy is able to eliminate free radicals,resist lipid peroxidation,prevent dysfunction of the motor hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis,reduce the creatine kinase content,and lower lactic acid concentration,so as to play an important role in the elimination of sports fatigue and improvement of athletic ability of the body.But,traditional acupuncture therapy will cause minor injury to the human body,it is necessary to popularize the painless acupuncture therapy,and explore the functional mechanism of acupuncture therapy in the treatment and prevention of sport fatigue by multiple channels in the future.

  4. [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. PMID:27509616

  5. 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%.

  6. 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.

  7. 特定穴位针刺治疗对肥胖模型小鼠血清血管生成因子的影响%Influence of Specific Acupoint Acupuncture Therapy to Serum Angiogenesis Factor of Obese Mouse Models

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    唐红珍; 植兰英; 颜世俊; 陈丹丹; 刘佳; 张昭阳; 戴慎

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨特定穴位针刺治疗对高脂饮食肥胖模型小鼠血清血管生成因子的影响。方法:小鼠随机分为空白对照组、针刺对照组、模型对照组和针刺治疗组,每组6只。小鼠15周高脂饮食制备肥胖模型后,采用特定穴位针刺法干预治疗10天,酶联免疫法检测小鼠血清胰岛素、血管内皮细胞生长因子、可溶性血管内皮细胞生长因子受体、瘦素、一氧化氮水平。结果:肥胖模型小鼠血清胰岛素、一氧化氮以及瘦素水平上升,而血清血管内皮细胞生长因子以及可溶性血管内皮细胞生长因子受体水平没有明显变化;特定穴位针刺治疗可以显著降低血清一氧化氮、瘦素水平,并可提高肥胖模型小鼠血清血管内皮细胞生长因子含量,但对血糖水平、可溶性血管内皮细胞生长因子受体水平没有影响。结论:特定穴位针刺疗法具有较好的减肥作用,其作用机制可能与调节血管再生有关。%This study was aimed to discuss the influence of specific acupoint acupuncture therapy to the serum angiogenesis factor of high fat diet obese mouse models. Mice were randomly divided into the blank control group , acupuncture control group , model control group , and acupuncture treatment group . There were 6 mice in each group . Obese mouse models were induced after 15-week high fat diet . The specific acupoint acupunc-ture therapy was used as an intervention treatment method for 10 days . The enzyme-linked immunosorbent as-say (ELISA) was used in the detection of serum insulin, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor , leptin and the level of nitric oxide in mice . The results showed that the serum insulin , nitric oxide and leptin level in the obese mouse models were increased . However , there were no obvious changes on the vascular endothelial growth factor and soluble vascular endothelial growth

  8. Efficacy of Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Pingping Li

    Full Text Available Acupuncture has emerged as an alternative therapy for Bell's palsy in both adults and children. However, the use of acupuncture is controversial. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of acupuncture for Bell's palsy. We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, irrespective of any language restrictions. Randomized controlled trials comparing acupuncture with other therapies for Bell's palsy in adults or children were included. Fourteen randomized controlled trials involving 1541 individuals were included in this meta-analysis. Significant association was observed in acupuncture with a higher effective response rate for Bell's palsy (relative risk, 1.14; 95% confidence interval, 1.04-1.25; P = 0.005 but there was a heterogeneity among the studies (I2 = 87%. An assessment of the included studies revealed a high risk of bias in methodological quality. An evaluation of the incidence of complications was not available, owing to incomplete data. Acupuncture seems to be an effective therapy for Bell's palsy, but there was insufficient evidence to support the efficacy and safety of acupuncture. However, the results should be interpreted cautiously, because of the poor quality and heterogeneity of the included studies.

  9. 生物反馈结合针刺治疗功能性肛门直肠痛40例临床疗效分析%Clinical effect of biofeedback combined with acupuncture therapy for 40 cases of functional anorectal pain

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    薛雅红; 丁曙睛; 丁义江; 王岚

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effects of biofeedback and acupuncture for functional anorectal pain. Methods According to the Rome Ⅲ diagnostic criteria, 40 cases were enrolled in this study, who were treated by biofeedback combined with acupuncture. Based on pelvic floor surface electromyography (sEMG), three modes of biofeedback were used, including relaxation training, Kegel training and EMG stimulation. The main acupuncture points were eight-liao point (BL32,BL33, BL34), Changqiang, Shenting, Baihui. Biofeedback combined with acupuncture was given once daily, 30 min per time, 10 times in a course, 2 courses. All cases were evaluated by VAS, sEMG and SF-36 scales before and after treatment. Results One case was cured, 7 cases were markedly improved, 22 cases obtained effective outcome, and 10 cases obtained invalid outcome. The total efficiency was 75. 0 %. Conclusion Acupuncture combined with biofeedback therapy is effective and safe for functional anorectal pain.%目的 探讨生物反馈结合针刺治疗功能性肛门直肠痛的疗效.方法 根据罗马Ⅲ诊断标准纳入功能性肛门直肠痛病人40例,生物反馈治疗主要根据盆底表面肌电评估结果采用放松训练、Kegel训练及触发电刺激三种模式;针刺主要选取八髂穴(次髂、中髂、下髂)、长强穴,配合神庭、百会等督脉相关穴位.两种治疗方法每日各1次,每次各30 min,10次为一疗程,共治疗2个疗程.观察病人治疗前后疼痛视觉模拟(VAS)评分、盆底表面肌电值及SF-36生活质量评分.结果 40例中,临床治愈1例,显效7例,有效22例,无效10例,总有效率75.0%.结论 生物反馈结合针刺治疗功能性肛门直肠痛有效、安全,值得临床推广及进一步规范化研究.

  10. Clinical Observation on Therapeutic Effects of the Point-Penetrating Method in Acupuncture Treatment of Spastic Hemiparalysis Due to Cerebrovascular Disorders

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    2007-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effects of different acupuncture methods for spastic hemiparalysis due to cerebrovascular disorders. Methods: 90 cases of spastic hemiparalysis after wind-stroke were randomly divided into a control group of 30 cases, a body acupuncture group of 30 cases and a point-penetrating acupuncture group of 30 cases. All the patients were given 4 courses of treatment, with 7 sessions constituting one therapeutic course and with a one-day interval between courses. The evaluations were made 3 times, i.e. once before treatment and once every 15 days during the treatment. Results: The therapeutic effects in the point-penetrating acupuncture group were obviously superior to those of both the control group and the body acupuncture group. Conclusion: The point-penetrating acupuncture is an effective therapy for treating spastic hemiparalysis due to cerebrovascular disorders.

  11. 龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病60例临床观察%Clinical observation on treating 60 cases of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type by acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy

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    谭周纯; 洪文

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法:将120例椎动脉型颈椎病患者随机分为两组,治疗组采取龙氏治脊疗法结合针灸治疗。对照组采取针刺治疗。结果:治疗组痊愈率与总有效率分别为50.00%和91.67%。而对照组痊愈率与总有效率则分别为26.67%和68.33%。两组比较,差异均有显著性意义(P<0.05),治疗组疗效优于对照组。结论:龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病疗效明显优于单用针刺,值得临床进一步推广应用。%Objective: To observe clinical efcacy of acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type. Methods: 120 patients were randomly divided into two groups; the treatment group was given acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy. The control group was treated by acupuncture. Results: The efciency and the total efciency were 50.00%and 91.67% respectively in the treatment group; and were 26.67% and 68.33% respectively in the control group (P<0.05); and efcacy in the treatment group was better. Conclusion: Acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type shows a good effect, and is worthy of promotion.

  12. A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture

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    Han Shuang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Perforating globe injury is the leading cause of monocular blindness and vision loss. A 58-year-old male was injured by acupuncture needle during acupuncture treatment for his cerebral infarction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of perforating injury of the eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture. The patient was hospitalized due to diagnosis of perforating ocular injury, traumatic cataract, and corneal and iris perforating injury. Moreover, he had to accept treatments of phacoemulsification, anterior vitrectomy along with intraocular lens implantation in the sulcus to improve his visual acuity. As acupuncture therapy has been widely performed for various diseases and achieved highly approval, the aim of this report is to remind acupuncturists operating accurately to avoid unnecessary injury during the treatment process, or the cure can also become the weapon.

  13. Therapeutic effects of different durations of acupuncture on rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion

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    Chao Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is regarded as an effective therapy for cerebral ischemia. Different acupuncture manipulations and durations may result in different therapeutic effects. In the present study, the Neiguan (PC6 acupoint of rats with occluded middle cerebral arteries was needled at a fixed frequency (3 Hz with different durations, i.e., 5, 60 and 180 seconds under a twisting-rotating acupuncture method. Results showed that different durations of acupuncture had different therapeutic effects, with 60 seconds yielding a better therapeutic effect than the other two groups. This duration of treatment demonstrated rapid cerebral blood flow, encouraging recovery of neurological function, and small cerebral infarct volume. Experimental findings indicated that under 3 Hz frequency, the treatment of needling Neiguan for 60 seconds is effective for ischemic stroke

  14. Acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome: guidance for future randomized controlled trials*

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    Wu, Yan; Robinson, Nicola; Hardiman, Paul J.; Taw, Malcolm B.; Zhou, Jue; Wang, Fang-fang; Qu, Fan

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To provide guidance for future randomized controlled trials (RCTs) based on a review concerning acupuncture for treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in October 2015 using MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCISEARCH, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group trials register, Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and the Wanfang databases. RCTs comparing either acupuncture with no/sham/pharmacological intervention or a combination of acupuncture and conventional therapy with conventional therapy in the treatment of PCOS were included in this review. A quality evaluation was performed for each of the included studies. Results: Thirty-one RCTs were included in the review and were divided into four categories according to the type of intervention used in the comparator or control group. Menstrual frequency, hormones, anthropometrics, insulin sensitivity, blood lipids, and fertility were used as the main measurements to assess the effects of acupuncture on the patients with PCOS. Thirty trials, except for one, showed an improvement in at least one of the indicators of PCOS after acupuncture treatment. However, normalizing the methodological and reporting format remains an issue. Conclusions: Based upon this review of current clinical trials concerning acupuncture for treating PCOS, we provide guidelines for better clinical trial design in the future. PMID:26984837

  15. 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.

  16. Acupoints Combination Characteristics of Jin's Triple Acupuncture

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    YUAN Qing; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Seo Jung-Chul

    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.

  18. Clinical Observation on 79 Anandia Cases of Stroke Treated by Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Therapy%针康法治疗脑卒中运动性失语患者79例临床观察

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    张慧敏; 唐强

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of scalp acupuncture plus rehabilitation training on the speaking function of anandia cases of stroke. Methods Seventy-nine anandia cases of stroke were treated with routine treatment, based on which the scalp acupuncture in combination with speaking rehabilitation training was applied. Evaluating the speaking function of the patients before treatment, 1, 2, 3 months after treatment was carried out respectively through Chinese aphasia examination method, aphasia quotient, examination method of functional speaking communication ability, and grading standard of severity of aphasia. Results The total effective rate after 3-month treatment was 83.82 %; the score of speaking function, aphasia quotient, score of functional speaking communication ability, and grading of severity of aphasia were statistically differe nt from those before treatment (P<0. 01), and the effect was better than 1 month and 2 month after treatment (P<0. 05 or P<0. 01). Conclusion Acupunture and rehabilitation therapy is effective in improving the speaking function of anandia patients of stroke, reinforcing their speaking communication ability and aphasia quotient, and reducing their aphasia severity. Its effect is stable and accumulative.%目的 研究针康法对脑卒中运动性失语患者语言功能的影响.方法收集脑卒中患者79例,在常规治疗的基础上采用头穴丛刺法结合言语康复训练进行治疗,分别在治疗前,治疗后1、2、3个月,采用汉语失语症检查法、失语商、功能性语言沟通能力检查法、失语症严重程度分级标准评定患者语言功能.结果 治疗3个月总有效率为83.82%;在语言功能评分、失语商、功能性语言沟通能力评分及失语严重程度分级上,与治疗前比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),并不同程度优于治疗1个月和治疗2个月(P<0.05或P<0.01).结论 针康法能明显改善脑卒中运动性失语患者的语言功能,可提

  19. 行为疗法、针灸疗法结合专注达治疗儿童多动症疗效及安全性观察%Observation of Validity and Safety of Behavior Therapy, Acupuncture Therapy Combined with Methylphenidate in Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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    陈玥; 朱德新; 杨路

    2012-01-01

    Objective: In search of effective and less side-effective treatment protocols of de- ficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods: 120 children met the inclusive and exclusive criterion were randomized into 3 groups: 40 cases in Group A with medications combined with be- havior therapy, 40 cases in Group B with medications combined with acupuncture therapy and 40 cases in Group C with medications alone. The outcomes of clinical efficacy, Conners index of hy- peractivity (CIH) and adverse drug reaction among the three groups were compared respectively. Results: Significant differences were found in the clinical efficacy among 3 groups before and after treatment, and there were significant differences between Group A and C. The CIH scores of 3 groups all showed significantly reduction before and after treatment, significant differences were found in post-treatment scores of CIH among 3 groups, especially Group A vs C and Group B vs C. Adverse drug reaction was observed in all 3 groups, and Group B with less adverse drug reac- tion than Group A and C. Conclusion: The 3 interventions all have the effect of reducing the symptoms of ADHD. The behavior therapy can obviously increase the clinical effect of Methylphenidate, while acupuncture can obviously reduce the adverse drug reaction of Methylphenidate. It should be combined with behavior therapy, acupuncture and medications, in order to increase the validity and safety of the intervention on ADHD.%目的:寻找治疗儿童多动症(ADHD)有效且不良反应少的治疗方案。方法:根据纳入和排除标准纳入120例ADHD患儿,随机分为A、B、C3组,每组40例;A组接受药物治疗配合心理行为治疗,B组接受药物治疗配合针灸治疗,C组接受单纯药物治疗:比较3组临床疗效、Conners多动指数治疗前后变化以及药物不良反应等指标。结果:3组患儿治疗前后临床疗效比较差异有统计学意义,两两比较发现.A

  20. First Reported Case of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Vertebral Osteomyelitis with Multiple Spinal and Paraspinal Abscesses Associated with Acupuncture

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    Sandeep Singh Lubana

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world and originated in China about 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is a form of complementary medicine and has gained popularity worldwide in the last few decades. It is mainly used for the treatment of chronic pain. Acupuncture is usually considered a safe procedure but has been reported to cause serious complications including death. It has been associated with transmission of many viruses and bacteria. Two cases of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been reported recently following acupuncture therapy. We are reporting a case of a 57-year-old Korean female who developed vertebral osteomyelitis and intraspinal and paraspinal abscesses as a complication of acupuncture. Blood cultures, skin lesion culture, and body fluid culture yielded Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA. Good anatomical and medical knowledge, good hygiene standards, and proper acupuncture techniques should be followed to prevent the complications. Acupuncturists should consistently review the infection control guidelines to acupuncture. This case should raise awareness of such condition and hazards of presumably benign procedures such as acupuncture.

  1. Time Selection of Acupuncture Treatment for Facial Paralysis

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    SHE Li-xia; SHAO Ming-hai

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the optimal time for treating facial paralysis with acupuncture therapy. Methods: Eighty-six patients with facial paralysis in different disease durations were treated with same needling technique. Patients of the treatment group at the developing stage were dealt with moderate stimulation, and at the stationary stage and the recovery stage with strong stimulation. Patients of the control group at the developing stage were treated with drugs improving micro-circulation and nerve functions, and glucocorticoids, at the stationary stage and the recovery stage with the same methods as in the treatment group.Results: The cure rate in the treatment group and the control group were 88.1% and 68.2%respectively, and the former has shorter treatment course. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy has better effect on facial paralysis than routine Westem medicine, and shorter treatment course.

  2. Acupuncture: could it become everyday practice in oncology?

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    Kilian-Kita, Aneta; Konopka, Kamil; Krzemieniecki, Krzysztof

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medical treatment (CAM) which is increasingly used in the care of cancer patients. Traditionally derived from Chinese medicine, nowadays it is becoming a part of evidence-based oncology. The use of acupuncture in these patients has been recommended by the American Cancer Society (ACS) for the treatment of side effects associated with conventional cancer therapy and cancer-related ailments. A growing body of evidence supports the use of acupuncture in the treatment of cancer-induced pain and chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. Also other indications, such as xerostomia, fatigue, hot flashes, anxiety and peripheral neuropathy, are being constantly evaluated. This article summarizes the most important discoveries related to the possible usefulness of this method in contemporary oncology. Emphasis is placed on the results of randomized controlled trials with an adequate level of evidence. However, explanation of the mechanisms responsible for these effects requires confirmation in further studies with an adequate level of evidence. In future, acupuncture may become an interesting and valuable addition to conventional medicine. PMID:27358589

  3. Acupuncture Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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    Zhu, Dan; Freeman, Sonya; Kong, Jian

    2013-01-01

    The use of acupuncture as a medical treatment over the course of thousands of years has led to the development of a variety of acupuncture administration techniques. Clinical trials testing the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for substance use disorder have produced contradictory results. This ambiguity may be, at least in part, the result of the numerous administration methods performed in the many acupuncture schools and protocols that exist today. Animal s...

  4. Carpus-ankle Acupuncture Combined with Physical Therapy for Patients with Post-stroke Shoulder Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial%腕踝针配合康复疗法治疗脑卒中后肩痛的临床研究

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    石敦康; 唐小山

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: to clarify the efficacy of carpus-ankle acupuncture in the management of shoulder pain after stroke, in order to provide a new therapy. Methods: 90 participants were included in this trial They were randomly assigned to carpus-ankle acupuncture group and physical therapy group using computer generated random table. The main outcome measurement was VAS score.The secondary outcome measurements were Fugl-Meyer and ADL score. The treatment was given once every two days, 10 times a course, 20 times in total Participants were assessed right after treatment and 1 month after treatment. Results: VAS score of two groups was decreased significantly after treatment ( P < 0.05 ) . Carpus-ankle acupuncture group is superior to physical therapy group (P < 0.05). Fugl-Meyer and ADL score were significant increase after treatment (P < 0.05 ), and Carpus-ankle acupuncture group is superior to physical therapy group (P < 0.05) . Conclusion: Carpus-ankle acupuncture combined with physical therapy is better than physical therapy alone.%目的:观察腕踝针配合康复疗法对脑卒中后肩痛的疗效,为临床治疗此病提供新证据和新手段.方法:本研究选取90例中风患者,采用计算机产生随机数字表,将病人随机分为腕踝针配合康复治疗组及康复治疗组.主要结局指标为视觉模拟评分(VAS),次要结局指标包括Fugl-Meyer关节活动及疼痛评分和ADL日常生活能力评分.两组均采取常规神经内科治疗,腕踝针配合康复治疗组在此基础上再行腕踝针刺.隔天治疗1次,10次1疗程,共治疗2疗程.治疗结束时及治疗后1月各评价1次.结果:治疗结束时,腕踝针结合康复治疗组VAS评分显著低于康复治疗组(P=0.02),而Fugl-Meyer运动功能评分和ADL评分均显著高于康复治疗组.治疗结束后1月时,腕踝针结合康复纽的VAS评分、Fugl-Meyer运动功能评分和ADL评分与与治疗结束时相近,而康复组的相关评分有向基线值

  5. Comparative evaluation of the therapeutic effect of metformin monotherapy with metformin and acupuncture combined therapy on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients

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    Firouzjaei, A; Li, G-C; Wang, N; Liu, W-X; Zhu, B-M

    2016-01-01

    Objective: Obesity induces insulin resistance (IR), the key etiologic defect of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Therefore, an incidence of obesity-induced diabetes is expected to decrease if obesity is controlled. Although Metformin is currently one of the main treatment options for T2DM in obese patients, resulting in an average of 5% weight loss, adequate weight control in all patients cannot be achieved with Metformin alone. Thus, additional therapies with a weight loss effect, such as ac...

  6. Acupuncture might have contributed to improving amenorrhoea in a top athlete.

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    Donoyama, Nozomi; Hotoge, Shuko; Ohkoshi, Norio

    2011-12-01

    A 26-year-old top female athlete (height 157 cm), who took part in competitive sport similar to middle- and long-distance running, became amenorrhoeic in February 2009. In late May 2009, athletic amenorrhoea was diagnosed and a norgestrel-ethinyl estradiol combination (norgestrel 0.5 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.05 mg three times daily) was prescribed for 2 weeks. She experienced menstrual bleeding on one occasion for 4 days in mid-June before becoming amenorrhoeic again. The athlete visited our centre to try acupuncture treatment. Forty-six acupuncture sessions were given between 1 October 2009 and 2 November 2010. Acupuncture point selection was based on classical acupuncture medicine and included points long used for gynaecological disorders in Japan--namely, CV6, CV12, LR3, LR14, BL17, BL18, BL23, SP6 and SP10. On 7 May 2010, owing to lack of regular normal vaginal bleeding, she again consulted her gynaecologist and was prescribed the same hormone preparation as used previously. She took it for 2 weeks in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. From July, the amount and duration of menstrual flow increased at regular intervals. Throughout July, a biphasic pattern in basal body temperature (BBT) was gradually established. In conclusion, the single hormone replacement therapy in May 2009 without acupuncture treatment was not effective for the amenorrhoea, nor was the single acupuncture treatment between October 2009 and May 2010. However, after hormone replacement therapy was started in May 2010 in conjunction with regular acupuncture treatment, menstrual blood flow restarted and BBT moved close to the biphasic pattern. PMID:22015932

  7. 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.

  8. Treating 20 cases of thoracic and abdominal shingles neuralgia with TCM medicine plus knife acupuncture therapy%内服中药结合针刀治疗胸腰腹部带状疱疹后神经痛20例

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    苏文勇

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe clinical effects of Chaihu shugan San plus knife acupuncture therapy on thoracic and abdominal shingles neuralgia. Methods:Clinical effects and analgesic time were observed. Results:The total efficiency was 100%, and the average analgesic time was 10.5 days, 20 cases were cured. Conclusion:Chaihu Shugan San plus knife acupuncture therapy was a kind of effective treatment with confirmed efficacy.%目的:观察内服中药柴胡疏肝散加味结合小针刀治疗胸腰腹部带状疱疹后神经痛的临床疗效。方法:以临床疗效、止痛时间为观察指标。结果:临床总有效率为100%,止痛时间平均10.5d,临床治愈20例。结论:内服中药柴胡疏肝散结合小针刀治疗胸腰腹部带状疱疹后神经痛具有显著疗效,是一种行之有效的治疗方法。

  9. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF 80 CASES OF ANGIONEUROTIC HEADACHE

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    郭蕴屏; 冉茂东

    2000-01-01

    Angioneurotie headache is a paroxysmal violent distending headache due to disturbance of vascular diastolic and systolic functions. It belongs to the category of "headache" in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and often results from stagnation of the liverqi and deficiency of the kidney-yin. The author adopted acupuncture therapy to treat 80 cases of angioneurotic headache and achieved satisfactory therapeutic results. Here is the summary.

  10. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON THE INTELLIGENCE OF CEREBROVASCULAR DEMENTIA PATIENT

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    陈邦国

    2000-01-01

    Cerebrovascular dementia is a common disese in the old and medium-aged people. Its morbidity constitutes about 10-20% of all the dementia patients and results mainly from all-round decline of the brain function due to cerebral atheroscleorsis and cerebral infarction. The author of the present paper adopted acupuncture therapy to; treat this kind of disease and observed its effect on dementia patient's intelligence. Here is the report.

  11. Understanding Acupuncture Based on ZHENG Classification from System Perspective

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    Junwei Fang; Ningning Zheng; Yang Wang; Huijuan Cao; Shujun Sun; Jianye Dai; Qianhua Li; Yongyu Zhang

    2013-01-01

    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 c...

  12. Regression of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ After Treatment with Acupuncture

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    Dehen, Regina

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    This report describes a case of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) that regressed after treatment with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The natural history of DCIS remains to be elucidated, and it is unclear whether all DCIS cases progress to invasive breast cancer. Surgery plus radiation therapy or mastectomy is recommended for women in whom this potentially nonprogressive cancer is detected. This case supports the developing trend toward activ...

  13. Clinical Research on Acupuncture Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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    QIAN Wei-hua; QIAN Hong; WU Tong; BEI Yan-hui; LI Lan; QING Liang-cai

    2004-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺治疗糖尿病周围神经病变的相关机理.方法:运用针刺疗法治疗糖尿病周围神经病变,并与口服钙离子拮抗剂加维生素疗法进行随机对照观察,同时作肌电图检测分析.结果:针刺治疗糖尿病周围神经病变可不同程度地改善病人的肢体麻木、疼痛和感觉异常等临床症状,肌电图结果提示神经运动传导速度和感觉传导速度也有明显改善.结论:针刺治疗糖尿病周围神经病变的临床疗效明显优于口服钙离子拮抗剂加维生素治疗.%Purpose: To investigate the mechanism of acupuncture treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Methods: Acupuncture therapy was used to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and compared with oral calcium antagonist and vitamin therapy by random control observation.Electromyography was performed for analysis at the same time. Results: Acupuncture treatment alleviated symptoms such as extremity numbness, pain and paresthesia in varying degrees in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. The results of electromyography showed a marked improvement in motor and sensory conduction velocities. Conclusion: It is indicated that acupuncture therapy is markedly superior to oral calcium antagonist and vitamin therapy in clinical effect on diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and electromyographic recovery.

  14. Adverse events associated with acupuncture: three multicentre randomized controlled trials of 1968 cases in China

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In order to evaluate the safety of acupuncture in China objectively, we investigated the adverse events associated with acupuncture based on three multicentre randomized controlled trials (RCTs to assess the safety of acupuncture, identifying the common types of acupuncture adverse events, and analysing the related risk factors for their occurrence. Methods This observational study included patients who received acupuncture from three multicentre RCTs respectively for migraine, functional dyspepsia and Bell's palsy. The 1968 patients and their acupuncturists documented adverse events associated with acupuncture after treatment. We collected data about adverse events due to acupuncture treatment from their case report forms. We analysed the incidence and details of the adverse effects, and studied the risk factors for acupuncture adverse events with non-conditional logistic regression analysis. Results Among the 1968 patients, 74 patients (3.76% suffered at least one adverse event throughout the treatment period. We did not observe the occurrence of serious adverse events. 73 patients with adverse events recovered within 2 weeks through effective treatment such as physiotherapy or self-treatment. A total of 3 patients withdrew because of adverse events. There were 9 types of adverse events related to acupuncture, including subcutaneous haematoma, bleeding, skin bruising and needle site pain. Subcutaneous haematoma and haemorrhage in the needling points were the most common adverse events. Age and gender were related to the occurrence of acupuncture adverse events. The older the patients were, the higher the risk of adverse events was. In addition, male patients had slightly higher risk of an adverse event than female patients. Conclusions Acupuncture is a safe therapy with low risk of adverse events in clinical practice. The risk factors for adverse events (AEs were related to the patients' gender and age and the local

  15. CLINICAL ANALYSIS ON THE TREATMENT OF FACIAL PARALYSIS BY ACUPUNCTURE, MOXIBUSTION PLUS CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINES

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    ZHANG Li-sha; SHEN Wei-hong

    2005-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effect of the integrated acupuncture-moxibustion and herbal therapies for facial paralysis. Methods: A total of 68 cases of facial paralysis were treated by integration of acupuncture-moxibustion and herbal therapies. For facial palsy patients with wind-phlegm blocking meridian-collaterals and wind-stirring due to yin deficiency types in the acute stage, Modified respectively; and for those in convalescent stage and sequela stage, Replenishing Blood) + Qian Zheng San (Powder for Treating Wry-mouth) and Recuperation) were employed. Results: After the treatment, the curative rate of the 68 cases accounted for 90% of the total cases, the remarkably effective 6%, the improved 3% and the poor 1% respectively. Conclusion: The therapeutic effectiveness of the integrated treatment of acupuncture-moxibustion and herbal therapies for facial paralysis is certain.

  16. CLINICAL OBSERVATION ON THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF COMBINED THERAPIES OF ACUPUNCTURE, POINT-INJECTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF CHINESE DRUGS FOR TREATMENT OF 443 CASES OF MENTAL RETARDATION CHILDREN

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    袁青; 靳瑞; 张洪来; 邓倩平

    2000-01-01

    Mental retardation (MR) children are referred to those who have a lower intelligence incomparison with that of the normal children with similar ages in the developmenal stage and someconcurrent defects in adaptive behavior simultaneously. In the past more than 10 years, we adopted “Jinsanzhen ( Jin'' s Three Needles )”principally to treat many MR children and achieved satisfied results[1,2]. In Order to rais ethe therapeutic effect further, we adopted combined therapies of “Jin-three Needles” and pointinjection of drugs and oral administration of Chinese patent drugs to treat it and obtained a striking therapeutic effect. Here is the report.

  17. Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population survey

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    Polus Barbara; Myers Ray; Lin Vivian; Zhang Anthony L; Xue Charlie CL; Story David F

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background There have been no published national studies on the use in Australia of the manipulative therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathy, or on matters including the purposes for which these therapies are used, treatment outcomes and the socio-demographic characteristics of users. Methods This study on the three manipulative therapies was a component of a broader investigation on the use of complementary and alternative therapies. For this we conducted a cross-sectiona...

  18. 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.

  19. Study on Cytokines IL-2, IL-6, IL-10 in Patients of Chronic Allergic Rhinitis Treated with Acupuncture

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    2002-01-01

    Objectives: To observe the plasmatic concentration of IL-6, IL-10 and IL-2 in the patient of chronic allergic rhinitis before and after acupuncture therapy. Methods: Cytokine levels were determined before and after treatment in 30 healthy volunteers (Group A) and 90 patients of chronic allergic rhinitis (Group B) with an increased plasma IL-10 level. Group B was then divided into 3 subgroups: 30 patients treated with real acupuncture (Group B1); 30 patients treated with sham acupuncture (Group B2); 30 non-treated patients (Group B3). Results: The allergic subjects of group B1, compared with controls, showed a significant reduction of IL-10 after a specific treatment with acupuncture (P<0.05). On the other hand, in those patients treated with sham acupuncture (B2) as well as in non-treated patients (B3), the IL-10 values remained high and unchanged. There was a statistically significant change in IL-2 values at 24 hours (P<0.05) after real acupuncture (Groups A, B1), however the values remained within normal ranges. The IL-6 do not change after therapy. Conclusion: The acupuncture treatment can reduce plasmatic level of IL-10 in chronic allergic rhinitis.

  20. 拮抗针法结合改良强制性运动疗法对脑梗死后上肢痉挛状态的影响%Effect of Modified Constraint Induced Movement Combined with Antagonistic Acupuncture Therapy on Upper Limb Spastic Hemiplegia after Cerebral Infarction

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    杨加顺; 孙茹; 王绚; 王虹; 张居婵; 高潇

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To study the effect of modified constraint induced movement combined with antagonistic acupuncture therapy on upper limb spastic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction .Methods:100 patients with cer-ebral infarction were divided randomly into two groups ,a control group (50 cases) with baclofen therapy and a treatment group ( 50 cases ) with modified constraint induced movement combined with antagonistic acupunc-ture therapy .The modified Ashworth Score and Fugl Meyer Assessment were used to evaluate the efficacy be-fore and after treatment .Results:In the treatment group the scores of Ashworth Score and FMA of upper limbs increased more significantly than those in the control group (P﹤0.01,P﹤0.05).Conclusion:Modified con-straint induced movement combined with antagonistic acupuncture therapy is better than baclofen therapy .%目的::研究拮抗针法结合改良强制性运动疗法对脑梗死患者上肢痉挛状态的影响。方法:将符合纳入标准100例脑梗死上肢痉挛状态患者随机分为拮抗针法结合改良强制性运动疗组(治疗组)和巴氯芬组(对照组),各50例。采用改良Ashworth分级评定法和Fugl Meyer 运动功能(FMA)评分法评价临床疗效。结果:治疗组治疗后Ashworth及FMA评分优于对照组(P﹤0.01,P﹤0.05)。结论:拮抗针法结合改良强制性运动疗法能显著改善脑梗死后的上肢痉挛状态,综合临床疗效优于巴氯芬。

  1. [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. PMID:26255532

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

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

    2012-06-01

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

  3. Dr. Sheng Xiesun's Experience in Acupuncture Techniques

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    陈峰; 戴晴

    2001-01-01

    @@Dr. Sheng Xiesun, from a TCM physician's family, has practised acupuncture for 50 years. In Dr. Sheng's view, although the traditional acupuncture techniques were based on Miraculous Pivot (灵枢经), and already well-developed in the Jin and Yuan Dynasties, we must be aware that the formation and development of acupuncture techniques have been going along with the improvement of acupuncture needles. The acupuncture techniques described in Internal Classic (内经) are the ones practiced in the times of the "nine needlings"; while in the Song and Ming Dynasties the needling techniques were based on the use of filiform needles.

  4. "健脑安神"针刺法对失眠患者血清TNF-α、IL-6的影响%Effect of Acupuncture Therapy of Strengthening Brain and Calming Mind on Serum TNF-αand IL-6 of Insomniacs

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    雷正权; 万健民; 苗冲

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of acupuncture therapy of strengthening brain and calming mind on clinical efficacy and serum TNF -αand IL-6 in patients with insomnia .Meth ods:36 cases definitely diagnosed with insomnia were treated by the acupuncture therapy of strengthening brain and calming mind ,and Pittsburgh Sleep Index Point was detected and TNF -αand IL-6 content in serum were measured before and after treat-ment .Do acupuncture treatment once a day ,5 times a week ,10 times as a course of treatment .Results:After two courses of treatment ,17 recovered;10 had a significant effect;6 were effective;3 were ineffectiven in 36 cases, and the total efficiency was 91 .67%.Before and after treatment ,mean TNF-αand IL-6 difference , statisti-cally, both P<0.05, indicating a significant difference before and after treatment .Conclusion:The acupunc-ture therapy of strengthening brain and calming mind is effective for treating insomnia ,and it can increase IL-6 levels and lower TNF-αlevels,indicating that the acupuncture therapy plays a role in TNF -αand IL-6 levels,which may be one of the mechanisms for treating insomnia .%目的:探讨"健脑安神"针刺法对失眠患者临床疗效和血清TNF-α、IL-6的影响. 方法:选取符合诊断标准的失眠患者36例进行"健脑安神"针刺法治疗,在治疗前后分别检测其匹茨堡睡眠指数积分和血清中TNF-α、 IL-6的含量,每日针刺1次,每周5次,10次为1个疗程. 结果:治疗2个疗程后,36例中痊愈17例,显效10例,有效6例,无效3例,总有效率为91 .67%. 治疗前后TNF-α和IL-6差异均P<00.5 ,表明治疗前后差异有显著意义. 结论:"健脑安神"针刺法可以改善患者睡眠质量、升高失眠患者血清IL -6含量、降低TNF-α含量,提示针刺后患者血清IL-6和TNF -α含量发生变化, 可能是健脑安神针刺法治疗失眠的作用机制之一.

  5. 经筋刺法治疗周围性面瘫经验浅谈%The clinical experience on the treatment of facial paralysis based on the JingJin acupuncture ;therapy

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    郭蕴萍; 石学敏

    2015-01-01

    Facial paralysis is such a disease that eyelid closure is not complete with spat to a side askew, also known as the “askew eye mouth”. It often happens due to the deficiency of vital Qi, overwork, emotional change, cold or hot wind evil, which can cause the bullishness of resistance, dysfunction of JingJin. The disease can occur at any age, attack urgently, and be shown in face, with the relationship with Shaoyang, Yangming and Taiyang meridian. It belongs to the peripheral facial paralysis in Western medicine. Facial paralysis is caused by the nonspecific inflammation of facial nerve. The JingJin acupuncture therapy in the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis is based on the reinforcement theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and rich clinical experience. It can reinforce Qi, blood and meridians, promote local blood circulation, improve local oxygen and accelerate the absorption of nerve edema, making facial muscles to recover, and showing obvious effects.%面瘫是以口角向一侧歪斜、眼睑闭合不全为主的病证,又称为“口眼歪斜”,其发生常与正气不足、劳累过度、情志不舒、风寒或风热之毒邪乘虚而入,导致经气闭阻,经筋功能失调。该症可发生任何年龄,发病急,病位在面部,与少阳、阳明、太阳经的经筋相关。经筋刺法治疗周围性面瘫,是根据中医经筋理论及临床经验创立的,以补气血,通经络,促进局部血液循环,改善局部供氧,加速神经水肿的吸收,从而使面部肌肉恢复其功能,效果明显。

  6. Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Immune Function After Chemotherapy in 28 Cases

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    叶芳; 陈少宗; 刘伟明

    2002-01-01

    @@ Purpose: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture therapy on T cells and activity of NK cell in the patient of Chemotherapy. Method: Electro-acupuncture therapy was simultaneously applied during chemotherapy, T cells and activity of NK cell of patients were determined before electroacupuncture treatment (before chemotherapy) and after 4-course electro-acupuncture treatments. Results: Before chemotherapy, CD3 was low within the normal range, CD4 was much lower than the normal range, and CD8, CD4/CD8 and activity of NK cell were within the normal range. After one month of chemotherapy combined with electro-acupuncture, no decline of all the indices was found (P>0.05). Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture can really increase the immune function of patients of chemotherapy.The suppression of both immunity and hematopoiesis caused by chemotherapy is mainly characterized by declines of T cells subpopulations (CD3, CD4, CD8), activity of NK cell, WBC count and humoral immunity. Since 1996, the authors have applied electro-acupuncture therapy for 28 cases of malignant tumor in the process of chemotherapy with good results as reported in the following.

  7. 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.

  8. Acupuncture for Chronic Urinary Retention due to Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review

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    Jia Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available No systematic review has been published on the use of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic urinary retention (CUR due to spinal cord injury (SCI. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for CUR due to SCI. Three randomized controlled trials (RCTs including 334 patients with CUR due to SCI were included. Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture plus rehabilitation training was much better than rehabilitation training alone in decreasing postvoid residual (PVR urine volume (MD −109.44, 95% CI −156.53 to −62.35. Likewise, a combination of acupuncture and aseptic intermittent catheterization was better than aseptic intermittent catheterization alone in improving response rates (RR 1.23, 95% CI 1.10 to 1.38. No severe adverse events were reported. In conclusion, acupuncture as a complementary therapy may have a potential effect in CUR due to SCI in decreasing PVR and improving bladder voiding. Additionally, acupuncture may be safe in treating CUR caused by SCI. However, due to the lack of high quality RCTs, we could not draw any definitive conclusions. More well-designed RCTs are needed to provide strong evidence.

  9. 抽脂联合针灸治疗肥胖症疗效观察%Effect of Liposuction and Acupuncture Therapy on Obesity

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    徐建国; 武维凤; 刘佳; 石维娜; 柳鸿志

    2013-01-01

    目的:分析抽脂结合中医理疗治疗肥胖症的临床疗效.方法:取本院于2008年4月-2012年4月间门诊及住院收治的肥胖症患者80例作为研究对象,根据治疗方式不同随机分为使用抽脂联合中医理疗的观察组患者及使用常规治疗的对照组患者各40例,比较两组患者的治疗效果、肥胖指标、负面情绪评分等差异.结论:观察组患者接受治疗后的临床疗效明显优于对照组患者(P<0.05);观察组患者接受治疗后的体重、腰围,体型,BMI值均明显低于对照组患者(P<0.05);观察组患者接受治疗后的负面情绪评分明显低于对照组患者(P<0.05).结论:抽脂结合中医理疗可以有效提高治疗效果,降低肥胖指标,缓解患者负面情绪,给患者塑造良好的体型.%Objective: To analysis the effect of liposuction and Chinese medicine therapy on obesity. Methods: Choosed 80 obesity patients between 2010 April to 2012 April as the research object, randomly divided into the observation group and the control group with 40 cases each, comparing two groups of patients, obesity index, therapeutic effect negative mood score difference. Results: the patients in the observation group received treatment after clinical curative effect is obviously superior to the control group patients (P <0. 05) ; the patients in the observation group received treatment after weight, waist circumference, BMI values were significantly lower than that of the control group patients ( P < 0. 05) ; the patients in the observation group received treatment after a negative mood ratings were lower than those of the control group patients (P<0.05). Conclusion: Liposuction combined with Chinese medicine therapy can effectively improve the therapeutic effect, reduce obesity indices, remission in patients with negative emotion.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Acupuncture stimulation and neuroendocrine regulation.

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    Yu, Jung-Sheng; Zeng, Bai-Yun; Hsieh, Ching-Liang

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture has been used to treat different conditions for at least 3000 years in China and has gained increasing acceptance worldwide. The acupuncture needle inserted into the muscle layer at the acupoint produces the so-called obtaining qi sensation that causes the excitation of A-δ and C-fibers of the muscle tissue, resulting in afferent signals. The afferent signals pass through the dorsal horn cells of the spinal cord ascending to the brain, such as the hypothalamus, enhancing the release of neuropeptides and hormones, and these afferent signals in the spinal segment may innervate the visceral organ, inducing effect on visceral function. Here, we reviewed the effect of acupuncture stimulation on neuropeptides and hormones, including β-endorphin, serotonin, oxytocin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, corticotrophin-releasing hormone, cholecystokinin, and acetylcholine, as well as insulin sensitivity, immunomodulation (anti-inflammation), and autonomic nerve activity. PMID:24215920

  13. Acupuncture and Auricular Acupressure in Relieving Menopausal Hot Flashes of Bilaterally Ovariectomized Chinese Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Jue Zhou; Fan Qu; Xisheng Sang; Xiaotong Wang; Rui Nan

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study is to explore the effects of acupuncture and auricular acupressure in relieving menopausal hot flashes of bilaterally ovariectomized Chinese women. Between May 2006 and March 2008, 46 bilaterally ovariectomized Chinese women were randomized into an acupuncture and auricular acupressure group (n = 21) and a hormone replacement therapy (HRT) group (Tibolone, n = 25). Each patient was given a standard daily log and was required to record the frequency and severity of ...

  14. The Effects of Adding Elements of Zinc and Magnesium on Ag-Cu Eutectic Alloy for Warming Acupuncture

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    Yu Kyoung Kim; Il Song Park; Keun Sik Kim; Min Ho Lee

    2013-01-01

    The warming acupuncture for hyperthermia therapy is made of STS304. However, its needle point cannot be reached to a desirable temperature due to heat loss caused by low thermal conductivity, and the quantification of stimulation condition and the effective standard establishment of warming acupuncture are required as a heat source. Accordingly, in this study, after Ag-Cu alloys with different composition ratios were casted and then mixed with additives to improve their physical and mechanica...

  15. Impacts of acupuncture on blood pressure and hematoma in patients of cerebral hemorrhage at the early stage

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    陶文强

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the therapeutic effect of acupuncture for hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage at the early stage.Methods Fifty-four cases of small-amount cerebral hemorrhage were randomized into an acupuncture group and a conventional treatment group,27 cases in each.In the conventional treatment group,special care,oxygen therapy,nerve nutrition and symptomatic support were applied.If necessary,dehydrant and hypotensive drugs were prescribed for antihypertension,or surgery

  16. Study of Therapeutic Mechanism of Acupuncture in Treating Bronchial Asthma

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    2001-01-01

    @@  It has been considered by modern medicine that bronchial asthma is a chronic airway allergic inflammation (AAI) which is the major factor that induces reversible airway ventilating disturbance and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) in asthmatic patients, as well as a correlation between the delayed-phase onset of asthma and AAI is more significant than immediate-phase onset of asthma in its pathogenesis. Anti-inflammatory therapy as a fundamental principle of treatment for bronchial asthma has been brought forward during the interval phase so that a large number of anti-AAI drugs to significantly enhance the curative effect such as inhalant corticoid, disodium cromoglycate, and leukotriene receptors antagonist, etc., has been rapidly developed. Additionally, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integration of TCM and western medicine (WM) therapies, including acupuncture, are gradually taken into account by the medical circle as a characteristic in our country for treatment of bronchial asthma. It is worthy of being pointed out that the curative effect of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating asthma is evident, and that its therapeutic mechanism has to a certain extent, been found along with the recent deep-going acupunctural research.

  17. Study of Therapeutic Mechanism of Acupuncture in Treating Bronchial Asthma

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    LI; Ji

    2001-01-01

    It has been considered by modern medicine that bronchial asthma is a chronic airway allergic inflammation (AAI) which is the major factor that induces reversible airway ventilating disturbance and bronchial hyper-responsiveness (BHR) in asthmatic patients, as well as a correlation between the delayed-phase onset of asthma and AAI is more significant than immediate-phase onset of asthma in its pathogenesis. Anti-inflammatory therapy as a fundamental principle of treatment for bronchial asthma has been brought forward during the interval phase so that a large number of anti-AAI drugs to significantly enhance the curative effect such as inhalant corticoid, disodium cromoglycate, and leukotriene receptors antagonist, etc., has been rapidly developed. Additionally, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integration of TCM and western medicine (WM) therapies, including acupuncture, are gradually taken into account by the medical circle as a characteristic in our country for treatment of bronchial asthma. It is worthy of being pointed out that the curative effect of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating asthma is evident, and that its therapeutic mechanism has to a certain extent, been found along with the recent deep-going acupunctural research.……

  18. 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.

  19. ACUPUNCTURE FOR TRERTING 120 CASES OF HYPERPLASIA OF MAMMARY GLANDS

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    ZHENG Wei-guo

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy for 120 cases of hyperplasia of mammary glands. Methods: These patients were classified into liver-qi-stagnation type (n=53), phlegm-coagulation type (n=30) and Thoroughfare-Conception vessel maladjustment type (n=37). Acupoints used were Qimen (期门 LR 14), Wuyi (屋翳 ST 15), Weishu (胃俞 BL 21), etc.. Acupuncture treatment was conducted once daily and 30 treatments constituted one therapeutic course. Results: After 3 courses of treatment, of the 53, 30 and 37 cases of the liver-qi-stagnation, phlegm-coagulation and Thoroughfare-Conception vessel maladjustment types, 43 (81.1%), 24 (80.0%) and 29 (78.4%) were cured, 7 (13.2%), 5 (16.7%) and 5 (13.5%) markedly improved, 3 (5.7%), 1 (3.3%) and 2 (5.4%) improved respectively, and 1 (2.7%) of Thoroughfare-Conception vessel maladjustment type failed. A two-years' follow-up showed that 3 of the cured 92 cases had a relapse, and after 2 more courses of treatment, they were cured again. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy is effective for the treatment of hyperplasia of mammary glands.

  20. The Progress in Clinical and Basic Research of the Effect ofAcupuncture in Treating Disorders of Gastrointestinal Motility

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    2000-01-01

    Though the function of “spleen” in TCM refers to a lot of systems, it is mainly related to digestive system, reflecting changes of physiology and pathology of gastrointestinal tract. The deficiency of Spleen Qi is correlated to the disorders of gastrointestinal motility.(19) In recent years the research has been developed in adjustment of Spleen and Stomach function and the improvement of gastrointestinal motility by acupuncturing mainly Zusanli, which formed a theoretic base for acupuncture therapy of disorders of gastrointestinal motility.Effect of Acupuncture on Gastric Peristalsis  Observation by gastroendoscopy and B-ultrasonography showed that, acupuncture at Zusanli could decrease gastric tension and resolve spasm of cardia, gastric body and pylorus, and improve delayed opening of pylorus, so as to make gastric hyperperistalsis tend to go placid and normalize retarding. It is demonstrated that acupuncture at Zusanli could adjust the function of gastric peristalsis bi-directionally.(20,21) In healthy volunteers after acupuncture at Zusanli the frequency and the amplititude of gastric peristalsis both increased. In patients whose pylorus ring could not open during the operation of gastroscopy, acupuncture at Zusanli could relax and open it. Acupuncture at Neiguan could produce either opening or closing the bi-directional effect of pylorus.(22) In patients with disorders of gastrointestinal motility it was observed that the amplititude and frequency of constriction of sphincter pylori increased and the strength and frequency of stomach improved after acupuncture at Zusanli according to the measurement of gastroscopic manometry.(23) Acupuncture may accelerate or reduce the speed of gastric evacuation.(24,25) In addition, acupuncture can increase the volume of gastric antrum. Observed by B-ultrasonography, acupuncture Zusanli, Shangjuxu (ST37), Chongyang (ST42) and Neiting (ST44) in the lower extremity section of the Yangming meridian of the foot could

  1. Adjuvant auricular electroacupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Auricular acupuncture and autogenic training in rheumatoid arthritis

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    Bernateck, M; Becker, M; Schwake, C;

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In contrast to psychological interventions the usefulness of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not yet been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of auricular electroacupuncture (EA) was directly compared with autogenic training (AT). METHODS: Patients...

  2. CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS

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    FU Wenbin

    2002-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupuncture in the treatment of depressive psychosis.Methods: A total of 62 cases of depressive psychosis patients were randomly divided into treatment group (n=32) and control group (n=30). Acupoints used in treatment group were bilateral Hegu (LI 4), bilateral Taichong (LR 3), Baihui (GV 20) and Yintang (EX-HN 3). Patients of control group were asked to take Fluoxertine hydrochloride 20 mg/d.The therapeutic effect was assessed using Hamilton's depression (HAMD) scales. Results: After 8 weeks' treatment,in treatment and control groups, 4 and 3 cases were cured, 8 and 6 experienced marked improvement, 14 and 14 had improvement, 6 and 7 had no effect, with the effective rates being 81.25% and 76. 66% separately, and no significant difference was found between two groups in HAMD scales (P>0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy is an effective method for treatment of depressive psychosis.

  3. Long-term effect study of acupuncture therapy combining with biofeedback relaxation therapy on senile chronic insomnia patients%针刺疗法结合生物反馈放松疗法治疗老年慢性失眠的长期疗效观察

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    林举择; 张美兰; 区丽明; 王昌俊; 叶瑞繁

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To study the long-term effect of acupuncture therapy combining with biofeedback relaxation therapy on senile chronic insomnia patients. Methods: 150 cases of senile chronic insomnia were divided into 3 groups randomly: group A received acupuncture therapy only, group B received biofeedback relaxtion therapy only, and group C received both therapies. The scores of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the scores of Hamilton Anxiety Scale(HAMA) and Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) were recorded before the treatment and at the end of the 8th week during the treatment and at the end of the 6th month after the treatment. Results: At the end of the 6th month follow-up after the treatment, the scores of PSQI (8.33±2.03), the scores of HAMA (11.95±3.61) and HAMD-17 (12.44±3.37) of group C were also better than that of before the treatment(P<0.01). But the group C showed no significant difference in the scores of PSQI and showed more difference in the scores of HAMA and HAMD-17 compared with that of at the end of the 8th week. At the same time, among the three groups, the scores of PSQI, the scores of HAMA and HAMD-17 of group C were all better than that of group A [(12.17±2.53), (16.80± 4.55), (15.89±4.08)] and group B [(13.20±2.58), (14.18±4.04), (14.16±4.38)] significantly(P<0.01). Conclusion: The therapy of acupuncture combining with biofeedback relaxation is benefit to improve the sleep quality of senile chronic insomnia patients which can maintain a long-term efficacy. But single therapy to improve sleep quality was poor in long-term efficacy. Meanwhile, neither single nor combining therapy has a stable long-term efficacy on releasing the anxiety and depression of insomnia patients. It suggests that insomnia patients need a longer course of treatment to get a better effect, or likely to relapse.%目的:探讨针刺疗法结合生物反馈放松疗法治疗老年慢性失眠的长期临床疗效.方法:150名老年慢

  4. Prednisolone and acupuncture in Bell's palsy: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial

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    Wang Kangjun

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There are a variety of treatment options for Bell's palsy. Evidence from randomized controlled trials indicates corticosteroids can be used as a proven therapy for Bell's palsy. Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used methods to treat Bell's palsy in China. Recent studies suggest that staging treatment is more suitable for Bell's palsy, according to different path-stages of this disease. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of prednisolone and staging acupuncture in the recovery of the affected facial nerve, and to verify whether prednisolone in combination with staging acupuncture is more effective than prednisolone alone for Bell's palsy in a large number of patients. Methods/Design In this article, we report the design and protocol of a large sample multi-center randomized controlled trial to treat Bell's palsy with prednisolone and/or acupuncture. In total, 1200 patients aged 18 to 75 years within 72 h of onset of acute, unilateral, peripheral facial palsy will be assessed. There are six treatment groups, with four treated according to different path-stages and two not. These patients are randomly assigned to be in one of the following six treatment groups, i.e. 1 placebo prednisolone group, 2 prednisolone group, 3 placebo prednisolone plus acute stage acupuncture group, 4 prednisolone plus acute stage acupuncture group, 5 placebo prednisolone plus resting stage acupuncture group, 6 prednisolone plus resting stage acupuncture group. The primary outcome is the time to complete recovery of facial function, assessed by Sunnybrook system and House-Brackmann scale. The secondary outcomes include the incidence of ipsilateral pain in the early stage of palsy (and the duration of this pain, the proportion of patients with severe pain, the occurrence of synkinesis, facial spasm or contracture, and the severity of residual facial symptoms during the study period. Discussion The result of this trial will assess the

  5. An analysis of treating waist-derived abdominal pain by knife acupuncture%针刀治疗腰源性腹痛分析

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    孔维宽; 王丽静

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical effects of knife acupuncture on treating waist-derived abdominal pain. Methods: 26 patients were given knife acupuncture therapy. Results: Knife acupuncture therapy was effective, safe and reliable, with high curing and fewer recurrence rate, and was worthy of promotion.%目的:观察针刀治疗腰源性腹痛的疗效。方法:对26例腰源性腹痛患者进行针刀治疗。结果:疗效确切、治愈率高、无复发、安全可靠、值得推广。

  6. Acupuncture as a Complementary Method of Traditional Psoriasis Treatment: Myth or Reality?

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    Mahović, Darija; Mrsić, Fanika

    2016-08-01

    Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5). Despite that, this complementary method of traditional treatment of various diseases is not yet widely accepted worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has been an officially recognized method of treatment for more than 50 diseases from 1979 (5). At the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Center Zagreb, acupuncture has been used since 2011 for the treatment of various types of headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and spinal pain syndromes. We report the case of a patient with a known history of psoriasis who was treated for chronic migraines with acupuncture. The 49-year-old female patient was examined for headache of a pulsating character that she had had for 16 years. The headache was mainly located on the left side of head and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and both photophobia and phonophobia, and there was a worsening of symptoms upon exertion. The headaches were occurring once a week with an average duration of 2-3 continuous days. The patient also had frequent mild headaches. Additionally, the patient was diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 29 and was occasionally treated with phototherapy. Systemic therapy for psoriasis had not been given to the patient thus far. After the

  7. 针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗纤维肌痛综合征的临床研究%Clinical research of acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome

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    陈柚杕

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗纤维肌痛综合征(FS)的临床疗效。方法42例纤维肌痛综合征患者,按就诊时间顺序分为治疗组(针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗)和对照组(单纯用阿米替林治疗),各21例。比较两组治疗前后麦吉尔疼痛量表(MPQ)和汉密顿抑郁量表(HAMD)计分变化情况,并对两组的临床疗效进行评定。结果治疗后治疗组临床治疗效果及MPQ、HAMD计分均明显优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林是治疗纤维肌痛综合征的有效治疗方法,值得临床应用。%Objective To observe clinical effect of acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FS). Methods A total of 42 fibromyalgia syndrome patients were divided by admission time into treatment group (acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline for treatment) and control group (amitriptyline alone for treatment), and each group contained 21 cases. Changes of McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ) and Hamilton depression scale (HAMD) were compared between the two groups before and after treatment, and clinical effects of the two groups were evaluated. Results The treatment group had obviously better clinical effect, MPQ and HAMD scores than the control group after treatment, and their difference had statistical significance (P<0.01). Conclusion It is effective for treating fibromyalgia syndrome by acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline. This method is worthy of clinical application.

  8. Clinical Observation On The Effect Of Acupuncture Combined With Conventional Therapy On Influenza A H1 N1 Influenza%针刺配合常规疗法治疗早期甲型H1N1流感的疗效观察

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    郎伯旭; 金灵青; 刘斯尧; 柳新端

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of acupuncture combined with conventional therapy on influenza A H1N1 influenza.Methods:80 cases of patients with influenza A H1N1 influenza were randomly divided into two groups,observation group and control group,and 40 cases in each group.Control group were given Antiviral drug "oseltamivir", antipyretic analgesics and cough expectorsnts, and the observation group were given conventional therapy and acupuncture, five days for one treatment course.Results: The average hour for alleviating fever, pharyngodynia and cough in observation group is mush shorter than that in control group, and it has significant difference(P <0.01 ).Conclusion: Acupuncture is an adjuvant therapy which is simple,effective and without side effect, for influenza A H1N1 influenza.%目的:观察针刺配合常规疗法治疗甲型H1N1流感的疗效.方法:将80例甲流患者随机分为观察组与对照组.对照组40例,给予抗病毒药"奥司他韦"口服,并配合解热镇痛药及止咳祛痰药对症治疗;观察组40例,在常规治疗基础上加针刺治疗,两组均以5天为1个疗程.结果:观察组的平均发热缓解时间、平均咽痛缓解时间及平均咳嗽缓解时间均比对照组明显缩短.两组比较,3种症状的平均缓解时间均有非常显著性差异(P<0.01).结论:针刺疗法是治疗甲流的一种简便、快速有效、无毒副作用的辅助疗法.

  9. Effect on the Control of Type Ⅱ Diabetes in the Elderly Communities by Acupuncture Therapy and Emotion Regulation%针灸结合情志调理在社区老年2型糖尿病控制中的应用效果

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    朱肖菊; 关晓光; 曾雪璐

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察针灸结合情志调理在社区老年2型糖尿病控制中的应用效果.方法:将受试者60例随机分为干预组(30例)和对照组(30例).对照组给予患者糖尿病饮食并结合常规药物治疗;干预组除了上述方法外,同时运用针灸结合情志调理的方法治疗.观察两组患者治疗前后空腹血糖、餐后2h血糖、糖化血红蛋白及抑郁量表(HAMD)的变化情况.结果:治疗后,两组患者的血糖和糖化血红蛋白水平和心理抑郁状况均得到了有效的改善,干预组疗效优于对照组.结论:针灸结合情志调理可有效控制糖尿病患者的血糖和糖化血红蛋白水平,消除患者的情绪障碍.%Objective: To observe the effect on type E diabetes in elderly communities by acupuncture therapy and emotion regulation. Methods: Separate the tested sixty people into two groups randomly. Each of the two groups had 30 people. One group was the intervention group, and the other was control group. For the two groups, patients were treated by medication and diet controling. For the intervention group, patients accepted the acupuncture therapy and emotion regulation. Observe the blood glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin and depression scale when fasting and two hours after a meal. Results: Two groups' people became better after treatment , and the intervention group was better than the other group. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy and emotion regulation can control the level of blood sugar and glycated hemoglobin and eliminate the mood disorder of patients.

  10. 针灸疗法配合心理护理对肿瘤化疗患者生存质量的影响%Effect of acupuncture therapy combined with psychological care on the quality of life of cancer patients with chemotherapy

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    姜淑君

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨针灸疗法配合心理护理对肿瘤化疗患者生存质量的影响.方法:将120例肿瘤化疗患者随机分为对照组和观察组各60例,对照组单纯给予常规治疗、护理,观察组在此基础上给予针灸疗法配合心理护理,治疗7 d后评估两组疗效.结果:治疗7 d后观察组、对照组有效率分别为86.7%、46.7%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:对肿瘤化疗患者给予针灸疗法配合心理护理,可显著减轻化疗药物不良反应,改善患者生存质量.%Objective: To investigate the effect of acupuncture therapy combined with psychological care on the quality of life of cancer patients with chemotherapy. Methods: 120 cancer patients with chemotherapy were randomly divided into a control group and an observation group ( 60 patients for each group ). The patients in the control group were given only routine treatment and nursing care and the patients in the observation group were additionally given acupuncture therapy combined with psychological care on the basis of the routine treatment and nursing care. The therapeutic effect in both groups was assessed after treatment for 7 days. Results: The effective rate was respectively 86.7% and 46.7% in the observation group and control group, the difference was statistically significant between the two groups ( P < 0.05 ). Conclusion: The acupuncture therapy combined with psychological care applied to the cancer patients with chemotherapy can significantly reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve the patient's quality of life.

  11. Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened miscarriage

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    Betts Debra

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Threatened miscarriage involves vaginal bleeding in a pregnancy that remains viable. This is a common early pregnancy complication with increased risk factors for early pregnancy loss, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM, preterm delivery, low birth weight babies and maternal antepartum haemorrhage. Currently there are no recommended medical treatment options, rather women receive advice that centres on a 'wait and see' approach. For women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriage providing supportive care in a subsequent pregnancy improves live birthing outcomes, but the provision of supportive care to women experiencing threatened miscarriage has to date not been examined. Discussion While it is known that 50-70% of miscarriages occur due to chromosomal abnormalities, the potential for therapeutic intervention amongst the remaining percentage of women remains unknown. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM therapies have the potential to provide supportive care for women presenting with threatened miscarriage. Within fertility research, acupuncture demonstrates beneficial hormonal responses with decreased miscarriage rates, raising the possibility acupuncture may promote specific beneficial effects in early pregnancy. With the lack of current medical options for women presenting with threatened miscarriage it is timely to examine the possible treatment benefits of providing CAM therapies such as acupuncture. Summary Despite vaginal bleeding being a common complication of early pregnancy there is often reluctance from practitioners to discuss with women and medical personal how and why CAM may be beneficial. In this debate article, the physiological processes of early pregnancy together with the concept of providing supportive care and acupuncture are examined. The aim is to raise awareness and promote discussion as to the beneficial role CAM may have for women presenting with threatened miscarriage.

  12. The effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review of the literature

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder defined as pain and soreness, muscle tension, or stiffness in the lumbosacral area of the spine which does not have a specific cause. Low back pain results in high health costs and incapacity to work causing an economic burden to society. The optimal management of non-specific low back pain appears to be undecided. Recently published guidelines support the use of acupuncture for treating non-specific low back pain and it has become a popular alternative treatment modality for patients with low back pain. Methods A comprehensive systematic literature search was conducted through Medline using Ovid and Medical Subject Headings for randomized controlled trials published in the last 10 years. The outcomes scored were subjective pain scores and functional outcome scores. Results Eighty two randomized studies were identified, of which 7 met our inclusion criteria. Three studies found a significant difference in pain scores when comparing acupuncture, or sham acupuncture, with conventional therapy or no care. Two studies demonstrated a significant difference between acupuncture treatment and no treatment or routine care at 8 weeks and 3 months. Three studies demonstrated no significant difference between acupuncture and minimal/sham acupuncture with no difference in pain relief or function over 6 to 12 months. Conclusions This review provides some evidence to support acupuncture as more effective than no treatment, but no conclusions can be drawn about its effectiveness over other treatment modalities as the evidence is conflicting.

  13. Acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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    2014-01-01

    Background Hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms) are common menopausal symptoms, often causing distress, sleep deprivation and reduced quality of life. Although hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment, there are concerns about serious adverse events. Non-hormonal pharmacological therapies are less effective and can also cause adverse effects. Complementary therapies, including acupuncture, are commonly used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms. While the evidence for th...

  14. 体针结合本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术对急性期脑卒中偏瘫患者肩关节半脱位的疗效观察%Study on effect of acupuncture and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation combined therapy in acute phase of stroke hemiplegic patients with shoulder joint subluxation.

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    任亚平; 于青; 张志强; 李玉勤; 何磊; 陈艳红

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the efficacy of acupuncture and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation combined therapy on acute phase of stroke hemiplegic patients with shoulder joint subluxation. Methods Sixty cases of acute phase of stroke with hemiplegia were randomly divided into two groups, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation therapy group and body acupuncture combined with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation therapy group, each with 30 cases. Correlation analysis was carried out on recovery of motor function and complications of hemiplegic stroke patients. Results The therapy of body acupuncture combined with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on acute phase of stroke hemiplegic shoulder subluxation was superior to that of simple proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation evaluated by simplified Fugl - Meyer upper limb motor function scores, shoulder and elbow joint activity evaluation and improvement index, there was significant difference between these two groups in t test. Conclution The therapy of body acupuncture combined with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation can effectively expedite the therapeutic process of patients with shoulder subluxation in acute phase of stroke hemiplegia, improve the ability of daily living activities and raise their quality of life.%目的 研究体针与本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术相结合的疗法对急性期脑卒中偏瘫肩关节半脱位的疗效.方法 选择急性期脑卒中偏瘫患者60例,随机分为本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术疗法组,体针结合本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术疗法组,各30例.对脑卒中偏瘫患者运动功能恢复及并发症的情况进行分析.结果 体针结合本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术疗法对急性期脑卒中偏瘫患者肩关节半脱位的治疗,简化Fugl-Meyer上肢运动功能评分、肩肘关节活动度评估以及改良Barthel指数均明显优于单纯的本体感觉神经肌肉促进技术疗法,经t检

  15. Pain and sensory detection threshold response to acupuncture is modulated by coping strategy and acupuncture sensation

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    Lee, Jeungchan; Napadow, Vitaly; Park, Kyungmo

    2014-01-01

    Background Acupuncture has been shown to reduce pain, and acupuncture-induced sensation may be important for this analgesia. In addition, cognitive coping strategies can influence sensory perception. However, the role of coping strategy on acupuncture modulation of pain and sensory thresholds, and the association between acupuncture sensation and these modulatory effects, is currently unknown. Methods Electroacupuncture (EA) was applied at acupoints ST36 and GB39 of 61 healthy adults. Differe...

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

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    睢明河

    2001-01-01

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

  17. Factors Analysis on Acupuncture Effect of Influence of Rheumatoid Arthritis%影响类风湿关节炎针灸效应的多因素分析

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    颜素珍; 徐兰凤

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To study the acupuncture effect factors of rheumatoid arthritis. Methods;Through to the factors analysis and discussion of acupuncture nearly 10 years clinical literature acupuncture influence in the rheumatoid arthritis(RA). Results: Influence factors of effect of acupuncture RA were as follows: acupuncture timing and point, and acupuncture methods, acupuncture treatment and acupuncture and other therapies analysis. Conclusion;The effect of the acupuncture RA attention influence factors,be beneficial to improve the effect of acupuncture treatment RA.%目的:分析影响类风湿关节炎针灸效应的因素.方法:通过对近10年针灸临床文献中影响类风湿关节炎(rheumatoid arthritis,RA)针灸效应的多因素作分析、探讨.结果:影响RA针灸效应的因素主要有针灸时机、选穴、针灸方法、针灸疗程、针灸与其他疗法的联用.结论:注意影响RA针灸效应的因素,有益于提高针灸治疗RA的疗效.

  18. Visualizing Motion Patterns in Acupuncture Manipulation.

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    Lee, Ye-Seul; Jung, Won-Mo; Lee, In-Seon; Lee, Hyangsook; Park, Hi-Joon; Chae, Younbyoung

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture manipulation varies widely among practitioners in clinical settings, and it is difficult to teach novice students how to perform acupuncture manipulation techniques skillfully. The Acupuncture Manipulation Education System (AMES) is an open source software system designed to enhance acupuncture manipulation skills using visual feedback. Using a phantom acupoint and motion sensor, our method for acupuncture manipulation training provides visual feedback regarding the actual movement of the student's acupuncture manipulation in addition to the optimal or intended movement, regardless of whether the manipulation skill is lifting, thrusting, or rotating. Our results show that students could enhance their manipulation skills by training using this method. This video shows the process of manufacturing phantom acupoints and discusses several issues that may require the attention of individuals interested in creating phantom acupoints or operating this system. PMID:27501193

  19. 糖尿病周围神经病变针刺治疗概况%Rerview of Acupuncture Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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    冯健峰; 伍洲梁; 欧阳庆宜; 余焯燊

    2012-01-01

    This is a review of acupuncture treatment for diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the past 10 years, listing traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture with auricular acupuncture, magnetic needle, traditional acupuncture with acupoint injection, dermal puncture and other therapies and the effects of them.%综述近十年来针刺治疗糖尿病周围神经病变的相关临床研究报道,列举了传统针刺、电针结合耳针、磁针、传统针刺结合穴位注射、毛刺及其他方法等多种治疗方法及其临床疗效结果.

  20. Effects of Electro-acupuncture on T Cell Subpopulations, NK Activity,Humoral Immunity and Leukocyte Count in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

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    Ye Fang; Liu Deshan; Wang Shuli; Xu Lan; Wang Xinzhong

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effects of electro-acupuncture on T cell subpopulations, natural killer cell (NK)activity, humoral immunity and leukocyte count in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methods:Electro-acupuncture was added for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Tests were done on T cell subpopulations, NK activity, humoral immunity and leukocyte count before treatment and after 4 courses of treatment. Results: After 4 courses of treatment with chemotherapy and electro-acupuncture, no obvious changes were found in T cell subpopulations, NK activity, humoral immunity and leukocyte count (P > 0.05) as compared with those before treatment. Patients undergoing chemotherapy combined with electro-acupuncture showed obviously higher leukocyte count than that of the control group given no leukogenic drugs (P < 0.01). Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture may reduce immunologic damage caused by chemotherapy, thus it can be used as the auxiliary therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

  1. Clinical Observation of Acupuncture plus Bobath Therapy for Motor Dysfunction of Core Muscles in Patients with Post-stroke Hemiplegia%针刺结合 Bobath 疗法治疗脑卒中偏瘫患者核心肌群运动功能障碍临床观察

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    杨爱国; 闫新华; 赵然

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺结合Bobath疗法治疗脑卒中偏瘫患者核心肌群运动功能障碍的疗效。方法抽取144例脑卒中后偏瘫患者分成对照组、治疗1组和治疗2组。治疗1组单纯使用Bobath疗法治疗。治疗2组采用腹针、头针、Bobath手法治疗。纳入研究的所有患者于入院时、入院后第30天及第60天分别进行腹部核心肌肉徒手肌力评级、Berg评分及Barthel指数评分。结果入院时3组人群的核心肌力评分、Berg平衡评分、ADL评分比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。3组入院后第30天和第60天核心肌力评分、Berg平衡评分、ADL评分均显著增高(P<0.05),并且治疗2组各项评分明显高于对照组、治疗1组(P<0.05)。结论采用针刺结合Bobath疗法能够更好地改善脑卒中患者的核心肌群运动功能障碍。%Objective To investigate the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture plus Bobath therapy in treating motor dysfunction of the core muscles in patients with hemiplegia after cerebral stroke.Method Totally 144 patients with post-stroke hemiplegia were divided into a control group, treatment group 1 and treatment group 2. The treatment group 1 was intervened by Bobath therapy, while the treatment group 2 was by abdominal acupuncture and scalp acupuncture in association with Bobath therapy. The recruited patients were examined for the manual muscle strength rating of the abdominal core muscles, Berg Balance Scale (BBS) score, and Barthel Index (BI) score on the day of admission, the 30th day and 60th day after admission.Result There were no significant inter-group differences in comparing the core muscle strength, BBS, and the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) on the day of admission (P>0.05). The core muscle strength, BBS, and ADL were significantly increased on the 30th and 60th day after admission in the three groups (P<0.05), and the scores in treatment group 2 were significantly higher than that in the control group and

  2. WFAS International Symposium of Acupuncture 2006

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    WFAS secretariat

    2006-01-01

    @@ WFAS International Symposium of Acupuncture 2006 is held on 24 - 26 November 2006, in Bali, Indonesia. It is hosted by World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), and organized by the National Acupuncture Union of Indonesia (PAKSI). More than 300 participants from 17 countries and regions, such as China, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Italy, America, etc., attended this symposium.

  3. [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.

  4. 针药优化方案治疗急性面瘫的临床研究%Optimization Program of Acute Facial Paralysis by Acupuncture Combined with Medicine Therapy

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    陶加平; 王玲; 杨青容; 陈伟英; 罗苑媚

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To observe and compare the clinical effect of acute facial paralysis with the multi combinations by acupuncture and medicine. Methods : 90 patients with acute facial paralysis were randomly divided into 4 groups; oral medicinal herbs and point application ( group 1) , acupuncture and point application ( group 2) , acupuncture and oral medicinal herbs (group 3) , acupuncture, oral medicinal herbs and point application ( group 4). To make the comparison of therapeutic effects with symptom signs, score of neurological deficits, nerve electrophysiological blink reflex (BR). Results:The result showed the best efficacy was the fourth group, followed by the third group, the second group, the first group. Statistical analysis showed the various degree differences between the four groups on effects, blink reflex before and after comparison. Conclusion: 1. Results show that acupuncture is significantly better than non - acupuncture treatments in the treatment of acute facial paralysis. 2. Acupuncture, oral medicinal herbs and point application have the best effect. It is the optimization program in the treatment of acute facial paralysis. 3. The blink reflex( BR) is an objective detection means for early diagnosis of facial paralysis, location and judging prognosis.%目的:观察比较治疗急性面瘫的针药多组合方案的临床疗效.方法:选择急性面瘫患者90例,随机分为中药内服加穴敷组(1组)、针刺加穴敷组(2组)、针刺加中药内服组(3组)、针刺加中药内服加穴敷组(4组),共4组.以症状体征、神经功能缺损程度评分、神经电生理瞬目反射(BR)为观察指标,进行疗效比较.结果:显示疗效最佳为第4组,其次为3组、2组,1组疗效最差,各组间疗效及瞬目反射前后对比检测,经统计处理均有不同程度的差异.结论:①说明针灸治疗急性面瘫的疗效明显优于非针灸治疗;②针灸加中药内服加穴敷疗效最佳,是治疗急性面瘫的最优化

  5. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for the treatment of cardiovascular disease

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    Jun Xu; Haiyun Wu

    2009-01-01

    @@ Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the world's oldest healing systems. TCM includes herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, food therapy, and physical exercise, such as shadow boxing. In modern China, TCM is a fully institutionalised part of health care and widely used with Western medicine.

  6. Acupuncture Treatment of Obesity with Magnetic Needles——A Report of 100 Cases

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    Wang Bo; Lei Fangyu; Cheng Gang; Mao Shuzhang

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture for obesity. Method: Points were selected according to the pattern identified, and punctured with the No.30 magnetic needles. Result: A total effective rate of 97% was achieved after 15 sessions were completed. Conclusion: The therapy can reduce the body weight by accelerating the peristalsis and inhibiting the hunger sensation.

  7. Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy with Acupuncture

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    CHU Qin; WANG Lin; LIU Guo-zhen; HAN Chou-ping

    2007-01-01

    Objective: to observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture on diabetic nephropathy.Methods: altogether 54 cases were randomly allocated into acupuncture group (30 cases) and control group of western medications (24 cases), the latter was treated with routine western medication, while the former was combined acupuncture based on routine western medication,and the treatment course of the two groups were both 30 days. Results: the effect of treatment group was superior to the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: acupuncture can improve symptoms of diabetic nephropathy, lower blood glucose, urine albumin, blood urine nitrogen,and creatinine and improve the function of kidney.

  8. General Survey on Treatment of Obesity with Acupuncture

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    HUANG Qin-feng; WANG Zheng-ming; QI Li-zhen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2004-01-01

    This paper statistically analyzes sixty-two articles concerning the treatment of obesity with acupuncture, and finds that the common therapy embraces needling, moxibustion, electroacupuncture, ear acupuncture, auricular application, auricular needle-embedding, acupoint application, acupoint embedding and combined methods of acupuncture. The frequent auricular acupoints are Stomach (MA-IC), Endocrine (MA-IC 3), Er Shenmen (MA-TF 1), Lung (MA-IC 1), Spleen (MA-IC), Hunger Point (MA-T) and Sanjiao (MA-IC 4). The clinical total effective rate was 75.8%.%分析了符合统计要求的62篇关于肥胖的论文,发现常用治疗方法有针刺、针灸、电针、耳穴贴压、耳针、(耳穴)埋针、穴位敷贴、穴位埋藏及针灸配合其他疗法等;常用耳穴为胃、内分泌、神门、肺、脾、饥点和三焦;临床总有效率为75.8%.

  9. Acupuncture Therapy on Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome

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    XIA Nai-nian; HUANG Ming-juan

    2005-01-01

    @@ Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) syndrome, an commonly and frequently encountered disease, is characterized by motor dysfunction of mandibular joint and snapping articular surface as major complaints, and then tinnitus, facial pain and occasional headache, most patients got limited mouth open and pain inside the joints or masseter muscle. The authors of this article have treated 68cases of TMJ syndrome since 2001.

  10. Curative Effect of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Training in Treating Hemiplegia After Stroke

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    LIU Jin-feng

    2005-01-01

    Patients of post-stroke hemiplegia were divided into acupuncture and rehabilita tion training group (n = 50), acupuncture group (n = 32), and rehabilitation training group (n= 31), and treated with acupuncture and/or rehabilitation training. The patients' moving ability and capability of daily life were estimated before and after treatment. The total effective rate in the acupuncture and rehabilitation training group was higher than those in the acupuncture group and the rehabilitation training group (P< 0.01), and there was no difference between the acupuncture group and the rehabilitation group (P > 0.05). The method of acupuncture combining rehabilitation training is an effective therapy for treating post-stroke hemiplegia.%将中风偏瘫患者分为针灸结合康复训练组(n=50),针灸组(n=32),康复训练组(n=31),采用针刺治疗和康复训练.在治疗前后对患者偏瘫肢体的运动功能和日常生活能力进行评定.总有效率针灸结合康复训练组明显高于针灸组和康复训练组(P<0.01),而针刺组和康复组的总有效率比较无明显差异(P>0.05).针灸结合康复训练是治疗中风偏瘫的有效方法.

  11. DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL STUDIES ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF SHOULDER PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH WIND STROKE

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    粟胜勇; 周恩华; 李扬帆; 邓柏颖

    2004-01-01

    In the present paper, the authors review some new results of acupuncture treatment of shoulder pain in stroke patients from ① application of filiform needle with different needling manipulations, ② selection and combination of acupoints, and ③ some special needling methods including point-injection. Generally, if acupuncture therapy is used in combination with other rehabilitation methods, the therapeutic effect of shoulder-pain-relief will be much better. Regarding the acupoint selection, both local acupoints and those of the yang meridians are primarily used in clinical practice. Further studies on treating shoulder pain of hemiplegia based upon the basic theory of TCM are necessary.

  12. Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Treatment in 109 Cases of Knee Osteoarthritis

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    姜爱平; 张磊; 赵长信; 杨福贤

    2001-01-01

    @@ Knee Osteoarthritis, a retrograde disease, is mainly characterized by pain in the knee joints and limitation of the movement. It is a common and frequently occurring disease affecting the health and life quality of old people. In recent years, acupuncture treatment of knee osteoarthritis with satisfactory therapeutic results has been repeatedly reported,2-3, 5-6 but there has been few report on the observation of long-term therapeutic effects after treatment. With acupuncture as the main therapy, 109 cases of knee osteoarthritis were treated in this series. 91 cases with good therapeutic results were followed up for 6 months. A report is presented in the following.

  13. Fifty Cases of Parkinson's Disease Treated by Acupuncture Combined with Madopar

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    REN Xiao-ming

    2008-01-01

    objective;To search for an effective therapy for trealing motor disorder due to Parkinson's disease(PD).Methods;Fifty cases in a treatrnent group were treated by acupuncture combined with madopar,and 30 cases in a control group treated by madopar only.Results;A total effective rate of 92%was achieved with obvious alleviation of motor disorder in the treatment group,which was significantly higher than that in the control group(P<0.05).Conclusion;Acupuncture can enhance therapeutic effects of western medicine and lessen the dose of the medicine needed.

  14. Eye acupuncture therapy up-regulates aquaporin 3 expression in the colon of rats with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome%眼针对腹泻型肠易激综合征模型大鼠结肠水通道蛋白3表达的影响

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    王艳杰; 刘慧慧; 刘旭东; 柴纪严; 赵金茹; 王德山

    2011-01-01

    AIM: To explore mechanisms underlying therapeutic effects of eye acupuncture against diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) by investigating the expression of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and aquaporin 3 (AQP3) in the colon of D-IBS rats.METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group,D-IBS model group, and eye acupuncture group.D-IBS was induced in rats of the D-IBS model group and eye acupuncture group by chronic stress and constraint. The eye acupuncture group underwent eye acupuncture therapy for 7 d. VIP mRNA expression in the colon was detected by RT-PCR. The mRNA and protein expression of AQP3 in the colon was detected by immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR, respectively.RESULTS: Compared to the control group, the mRNA expression level of VIP in the colon was increased significantly (0.94 ± 0.07 vs 0.64 ± 0.15,P < 0.01) and the mRNA and protein expression levels of AQP3 in the colon were remarkably decreased (1.09 ± 0.09 vs 7.02 ± 1.25; 0.284 ± 0.020 vs 0.601 ± 0.027, both P < 0.01) in the D-lBS model group. Eye acupuncture therapy remarkably decreased the mRNA expression of VIP (0.78 ± 0.15 vs 0.94 ± 0.07, P < 0.01) but significantly increased the mRNA and protein expression of AQP3 (2.33 ± 0.66 vs 1.09 ± 0.09; 0.374 ± 0.03 vs 10.284 ± 0.020, both P < 0.01) in D-IBS rats.CONCLUSION: Oversecretion of VIP and hyposerection of AQP3 may be involved in the pathogenesis of D-lBS. Eye acupuncture therapy exerts therapeutic effects against D-lBS in rats possibly by down-regulating VIP expression and up-regulating AQP3 expression in the colon.%目的:研究眼针对腹泻型肠易激综合征(D-IBS)模型大鼠结肠血管活性肠肽(VIP)和水通道蛋白3(AQP3)表达的影响,探讨眼针对D-IBS模型大鼠结肠水液代谢的调控作用和机制.方法:SPF级Wistar大鼠30只,随机分为对照组、D-IBS模型组和眼针组,每组10只.采用慢性应激结合束缚方法

  15. 针刺联合强制性使用运动疗法对亚急性期脑卒中患者上肢功能的康复观察%Observation on upper limb function rehabilitation of patients with cerebral stroke in subacute stage treated by acupuncture combined with constraint-induced movement therapy

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    赖登军; 刘弈

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To observe the upper limb function rehabilitation of patients with cerebral stroke in subacute stage treated by acupuncture combined with constraint-induced movement therapy. Methods:58 cases with cerebral stroke and upper limb disorder were randomly divided into a control group (29 cases) and a treatment group ( 29 cases). Patients in the control group were treated with acupuncture and conventional rehabilitation training, while patients in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture combined with constraint-induced movement therapy. The evaluation of WMFT, ARAT, BI was taken before treatment, after 2 weeks and 4 weeks of treatment. Results:Before treatment, three scores of two groups had no significant differences. After 2 weeks of treatment, three scores in the treatment group were higher than the condition before treatment;the scores of WMFT, ARAT in the control group were higher and the score of BI had no difference;compared the scores of WMFT, ARAT in the treatment group with the scores of the control group after 2 weeks of treatment, there were no differences, but the score of BI was higher;the three scores of the treatment group were higher than those after 2 weeks of treatment and the control group after 4 weeks of treatment. Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with constraint-induced movement therapy has more significant effect on upper limb function rehabilitation of patients with cerebral stroke in subacute stage.%目的:观察针刺联合强制性使用运动疗法对亚急性期脑卒中患者的上肢功能的康复情况。方法:将58例脑卒中亚急性期上肢功能障碍患者随机分为对照组(29例)和治疗组(29例),对照组以针刺联合常规康复训练治疗,治疗组以针刺联合强制性使用运动疗法治疗。治疗前、治疗后2周、治疗后4周分别对两组患者进行Wolf运动功能(WMFT)评定、上肢动作研究量表(ARAT)评定、Barthel指数(BI)评定。结果:

  16. An Updated Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Acupuncture Treatment for Vascular Cognitive Impairment Without Dementia.

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    Min, Deng; Xu-Feng, Wang

    2016-01-01

    Vascular cognitive impairment with no dementia (VCIND) refers to a transitional state and will progress to dementia. Currently, effective medicines to control VCIND are surprisingly scarce. Acupuncture intervention is frequently advocated as an adjunct treatment for VCIND in recent studies. So the aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture for VCIND. The literature search was conducted in English and Chinese databases from inception until July 2015, and 15 study populations were included in the meta-analysis. Mean differences with their 95% confidence interval for continuous data were calculated with fixed effect model or random effect model using Rev Man 5.3 software. This review included 1148 subjects. The methodological qualities of the included studies were judged to be generally poor because plenty of trials had high or unclear risk of bias. The results of meta-analysis showed that acupuncture therapy was more effective in treating VCIND when compared with conventional therapy or pharmacological treatment. Two trials showed minor adverse events and two other trails mentioned no adverse events had existed. Current evidences cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy can improve the clinical efficacy for VCIND. More rigorously designed studies are needed to further confirm effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy in patients with VCIND. PMID:27237931

  17. 电针配合高压氧治疗脑卒中偏瘫患者50例%Electro- acupuncture combined hyperbaric oxygen treating hemiplegia after stroke in 50 cases

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    张志刚; 孙毓

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Motor obstacle of limbs directly resulted from hemiplegia after stroke seriously affect patients′ daily work and living.Conventional medicine treatment can improve the function of hemiplegic limbs at some degree, but more and more studies confirm that conventional acupuncture therapy is an effective method to improve motor function of limbs.By point stimulating channel system, acupuncture therapy can regulate qi and smooth channel system, thus regulate whole body to achieve the goal of curing hemiplegia. Acupuncture combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy can accelerate regeneration of cerebral cells, and promote the recovery of motor function of paralyzed limbs.

  18. Effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris

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    Ballegaard, Søren; Pedersen, F; Pietersen, A;

    1990-01-01

    In order to evaluate the effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris, 49 patients were randomized to either genuine or sham acupuncture. In sham acupuncture needles were inserted into points within the same spinal segment as in genuine acupuncture, but outside the Chinese meridian...

  19. Experience and Thinking on Study of Pneumonectomy by Acupuncture Anesthesia

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    吴焕淦; 施征; 朱余明; 周恩华; 周红; 童稳圃; 顾陈怿; 陆黎

    2008-01-01

    @@ Acupuncture anesthesia is a great breakthrough in the development history of acupuncture science in China. It has promoted the development of acupuncture science, promoted the study on acupuncture from multiple subjects of modem natural sciences and has become an important component part in the studies of modem life science[1].

  20. Acupuncture to improve live birth rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Smith Caroline A

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background IVF is a costly treatment option for women, their partners, and the public. Therefore new therapies that improve reproductive and health outcomes are highly desirable. There is a growing body of research evaluating the effect of acupuncture administered during IVF, and specifically on the day of embryo transfer (ET. Many trials are heterogeneous and results inconsistent. There remains insufficient evidence to determine if acupuncture can enhance live birth rates when used as an adjunct to IVF treatment. The study will determine the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture with improving the proportion of women undergoing IVF having live births. Other objectives include: determination of the cost effectiveness of IVF with acupuncture; and examination of the personal and social context of acupuncture in IVF patients, and examining the reasons why the acupuncture may or may not have worked. Methods We will conduct a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture compared to placebo acupuncture. Inclusion criteria include: women aged less than 43 years; undergoing a fresh IVF or ICSI cycle; and restricted to women with the potential for a lower live birth rate defined as two or more previous unsuccessful ETs; and unsuccessful clinical pregnancies of quality embryos deemed by the embryologist to have been suitable for freezing by standard criteria. Women will be randomized to acupuncture or placebo acupuncture. Treatment is administered on days 6 to 8 of the stimulated cycle and two treatments on the day of ET. A non-randomized cohort of women not using acupuncture will be recruited to the study. The primary study outcome is the proportion of women reporting a live birth. Secondary outcomes include the proportion of women reporting a clinical pregnancy miscarriage prior to 12 weeks, quality of life, and self-efficacy. The sample size of the study is 1,168 women, with the aim of detecting a 7% difference in live births between groups (P

  1. Clinical Research on Abdominal Acupuncture plus Conventional Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis

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    MENG Chang-rong; FAN Li; FU Wen-bin; LI Yong; DUAN Shu-min

    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. Lysholm knee scoring scale was used to score the functions of knee before and after treatment. Results: Of 35 cases in the abdominal acupuncture group, 8 cases were remarkably relieved, 10 cases relieved, 14 cases improved, and 3 cases failed, the total effective rate was 91.4%. Of 35 cases in the conventional acupuncture group, 7 cases were remarkably relieved, 8 cases relieved, 16 cases improved, and 4 cases failed, the total effective rate was 88.6%. Of 35 cases in the combined group, 13 cases were remarkably relieved, 16 cases relieved, 5 cases improved, and 1 cases failed, the total effective rate was 97.1%. There was a remarkable difference in the effect among 3 groups (P<0.05). The difference in scores of Lysholm knee scoring scale for knee joint after treatment among 3 groups was very significant (P<0.01). Conclusion: Abdominal acupuncture has reliable effect for knee osteoarthritis and it has the synergized function when combined with conventional acupuncture.

  2. Acupuncture for the prevention of radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer

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    Fabio do Prado Florence Braga

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in minimizing the severity of radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with head and neck cancer. A total of 24 consecutive patients receiving > 5000 cGy radiotherapy (RT involving the major salivary glands bilaterally were assigned to either the preventive acupuncture group (PA, n = 12, treated with acupuncture before and during RT, or the control group (CT, n = 12, treated with RT and not receiving acupuncture. After RT completion, clinical response was assessed in all patients by syalometry, measuring the resting (RSFR and stimulated (SSFR salivary flow rates, and by the visual analogue scale (VAS regarding dry mouth-related symptoms. Statistical analyses were performed with repeated-measures using a mixed-effect modeling procedure and analysis of variance. An alpha level of 0.05 was accepted for statistical significance. Although all patients exhibited some degree of impairment in salivary gland functioning after RT, significant differences were found between the groups. Patients in the PA group showed improved salivary flow rates (RSFR, SSFR; p < 0.001 and decreased xerostomia-related symptoms (VAS, p < 0.05 compared with patients in the CT group. Although PA treatment did not prevent the oral sequelae of RT completely, it significantly minimized the severity of radiation-induced xerostomia. The results suggest that acupuncture focused in a preventive approach can be a useful therapy in the management of patients with head and neck cancer undergoing RT.

  3. Repeated verum but not placebo acupuncture normalizes connectivity in brain regions dysregulated in chronic pain

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    Natalia Egorova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture, an ancient East Asian therapy, is aimed at rectifying the imbalance within the body caused by disease. Studies evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture with neuroimaging tend to concentrate on brain regions within the pain matrix, associated with acute pain. We, however, focused on the effect of repeated acupuncture treatment specifically on brain regions known to support functions dysregulated in chronic pain disorders. Transition to chronic pain is associated with increased attention to pain, emotional rumination, nociceptive memory and avoidance learning, resulting in brain connectivity changes, specifically affecting the periaqueductal gray (PAG, medial frontal cortex (MFC and bilateral hippocampus (Hpc. We demonstrate that the PAG–MFC and PAG–Hpc connectivity in patients with chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis indeed correlates with clinical severity scores and further show that verum acupuncture-induced improvement in pain scores (compared to sham is related to the modulation of PAG–MFC and PAG–Hpc connectivity in the predicted direction. This study shows that repeated verum acupuncture might act by restoring the balance in the connectivity of the key pain brain regions, altering pain-related attention and memory.

  4. Treating Psoriasis: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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    ... physical therapies, exercise and the ancient arts of acupuncture and tai chi. Much of the evidence supporting ... your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Your risk for heart disease and type 2 ...

  5. Effects of acupuncture and occupational therapy on the comprehensive function of patients with unilateral spatial neglect after stroke%针刺结合作业治疗对脑卒中单侧忽略后综合功能的影响

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    林桦; 胡永善; 成巍; 顾亚萍; 何雯; 范嘉琦

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺结合个体化作业治疗埘脑卒中单侧忽略患者综合功能的疗效.方法:对入住木院的脑卒中后偏瘫患者进行神经心理学评测,确定65例右大脑半球卒中后单侧空间忽略患者,随机分为3组:其中20例接受常规康复治疗为对照组,22例在常规康复基础上予个体化作业治疗为观察组,23例常规康复治疗同时予针刺结合作业治疗为实验组.3组患者治疗前后分别了功能独立性评定(FIM)、Fugl-Meyer运动功能评定(FMA)、简易精神状态检查(MMSE).结果:①观察组和实验组治疗后FIM、FMA、MMSE评分组明显高于治疗前.对照组治疗前后无明显差异.②3组治疗前后VIM、FMA、MMSE评分差值的平均效应不伞相同,经过两两比较,实验组FIM、FMA、MMSE评分差值均高于规察组和对照组,观察组3项评分差值均高于对照组.结论:在常规康复治疗基础上采取针刺治疗和个体化作业治疗能显著提高腩卒中后单侧窄间忽略患者的康复疗效.%Objective: To explore the effects of acupuncture and occupational therapy on the comprehensive function of patients with unilateral spatial neglect(USN) after stroke.Method: Stroke patients with hemiplegia were evaluated by neuropsychological tests and 65 right hemispheric stroke patients out of them were identified with USN. These patients with USN were randomly assigned to 3 groups: 20 patients as a control group received conventional rehabilitation therapy, 22 patients as an observation group received type-specific occupational therapy while received conventional rehabilitation therapy, the remain patients as an experiment group received acupuncture combined with both of conventional and occupational therapies. These three groups were evaluated by Fugl-Meyer motor assessment scale (FMA), functional independence measure (FIM), and mini mental status examination(MMSE) before and after rehabilitation.Result: The patients both in observation group

  6. 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.

  7. Treatment of Secondary Amenorrhea with Abdomen Acupuncture

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    韩燕

    2004-01-01

    @@ Abdomen acupuncture is a newly-emerged branch of body acupuncture, that has been used in clinic and gradually accepted by the patients. In recent years, the author has treated 33 cases of secondary amenorrhea with this art. The therapeutic results were satisfactory and reported as follows.

  8. 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

  9. Clinical Records for Acupuncture Treatment of Migraine

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    陶莎

    2005-01-01

    @@ Migraine, characterized by periodic attacks that hampers the quality of the daily life, is an obstinate symptom complex commonly seen in the clinic. In contrast with the poor effects obtained in Western medicine, acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for migraine. The following are the clinical records for acupuncture treatment of migraine in the recent 5 years.

  10. Clinical Practice Guideline of Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy

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    Xi Wu

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Backgroud: Acupuncture is common used for Bell's palsy in clinic, however, recent systematic reviews all shows that there is no sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture for Bell's palsy because ofthe poor quality and heterogeneity. It's urgently necessary to develop a guideline of acupuncture for Bell's palsy based on principles of evidence-based medicine to optimize acupuncture treating, standardize outcomes evaluating and to improve the quality of acupuncture for patients with Bell's palsy under general circumstances.

  11. Recent developments of acupuncture in Australia and the way forward

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    Zhang Claire; Yang Angela; Zhang Anthony; Xue Charlie; Story David

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Almost one in ten Australians has received acupuncture treatment by acupuncturists and/or medical doctors in private clinics. The majority of Australian health insurance funds offer rebates for acupuncture. Statutory regulations for acupuncture have been implemented in the State of Victoria, Australia. Six acupuncture degree courses have been approved by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria and/or accredited by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Associatio...

  12. 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.

  13. Acupuncture Effects on Cardiac Functions Measured by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Feline Model

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    Tzu-chi Lee; Jen-Hwey Chiu; Weng-Yih Tseng; Leang-Shin Wu; Krishna Kaphle; Jen-Hsou Lin; Chen-Haw Shih; Ying-Ling Wu

    2010-01-01

    The usefulness of acupuncture (AP) as a complementary and/or alternative therapy in animals is well established but more research is needed on its clinical efficacy relative to conventional therapy, and on the underlying mechanisms of the effects of AP. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI), an important tool in monitoring cardiovascular diseases, provides a reliable method to monitor the effects of AP on the cardiovascular system. This controlled experiment monitored the effect electro-a...

  14. The Comparison of Effective between Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture on the Treatment of Acute Lumbar Herniation of Intervertebral Disc

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective : Herniation of Intervertebral Disc(HIVD is the most common disease causing low back pain. Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture has been used for treatment of HIVD. This study is to investigate the effective of Bee Venom Acupuncture for HIVD. Methods : We researched 18 patients who were diagnosed by CT and MRI as having HIVD, and treated them Acupuncture only or Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture. We compared the VAS and ROM angle of two groups. Results & Conclusions : 1. In admission date, no significant improvement between Acupuncture group and Bee Venom Acupuncture group 2. In variation of flexion and extension, Bee Venom Acupuncture group shows statistically significant improvement 3. In VAS, Bee Venom Acupuncture group shows statistically significant improvement for 1 week and discharge day

  15. Acupuncture for Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    Xue Ming

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. There has been lack of reviews of evidence on efficacy, methodology, and/or safety of acupuncture in autism spectrum disorders. This paper examines the emerging evidence of the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of autistic children. Method. A literature review was completed via Medline and three Chinese search engines. A total of 31 studies were evaluated for acupuncture methodology, study design, treatment effects, and tolerability. Results. The acupoints used, the duration of needling, the frequency of treatment, the choice of stimulation, and the course of the treatment were highly variable amongst the studies. Behavioral and/or developmental improvements were reported in all acupuncture treatment studies. All studies reported general tolerability. Weakness of experimental designs was discussed. Conclusions. Vigorously controlled double-blinded clinical trials are needed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in children with autism spectrum disorders.

  16. Acupuncture improves cognitive function A systematic review

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    Mason Chin Pang Leung; Ka Keung Yip; Chung Tsung Lam; Ka Shun Lam; Wai Lau; Wing Lam Yu; Amethyst King Man Leung; Kwok-fai So

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for cognitive impairment.OBJECTIVE: This review assesses clinical evidence for or against acupuncture as a treatment for cognitive impairment. This review also discusses the proposed mechanism(s) that could link acupuncture to improved cognitive function.RESULTS: Twelve studies met the inclusion criteria: 3 human studies and 9 animal studies. Levels of evidence ranged from level 1b to level 5.CONCLUSION: Most animal studies demonstrated a positive effect of acupuncture on cognitive impairment. However, the results of human studies were inconsistent. Further high-quality human studies with greater statistical power are needed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and an optimal protocol.

  17. 针刺结合个体化作业治疗对脑卒中单侧忽略康复疗效的影响%Effects of acupuncture combined with individualized occupational therapy on the rehabilitation of unilateral spatial neglect after stroke

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    林桦; 付奕; 胡永善; 顾亚萍; 成巍; 范嘉琦; 何雯; 金培勇; 管薇敏; 凌霞敏

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the effects of acupuncture and individualized occupational therapy on the rehabilitation of patients with unilateral spatial neglect ( USN ) after stroke.Methods Stroke patients with hemiplegia were evaluated by neuropsychological tests,including line bisection,a cancellation test,clock drawing,and figure and shape copying.Sixty-nine right hemispheric stroke patients identified with USN were randomly assigned to 3 groups:20 patients as a control group received conventional rehabilitation therapy ; another 22 patients as an occupational group received type-specific individualized occupational therapy combined with conventional rehabilitation therapy; the remaining 23 patients as an acupuncture combined with occupational therapy group received acupuncture in addition to both conventional rehabilitation therapy and occupational therapy.These three groups were evaluated with neuropsychological tests and the modified Barthel index (MBI) before and after treatment.Results ①MBI scores in the occupational therapy group and the combined group were significantly higher after treatment,but no significant difference was observed in the control group.②The increased MBI scores in the combined and occupational groups were higher than those in the control group.At the same time the increase in MBI scores in the combined group was significantly greater than in the occupational therapy group.③The assessment results with both line bisection and cancellation tests in all three groups were significantly different after treatment.The line bisection results in the occupational therapy group and the combined group were significantly better than in the control group.The cancellation test results in the combined group were significantly better than in the control group.Conclusion These findings show that acupuncture combined with occupational therapy can have a positive effect on neglect recovery and greatly improve the daily life of USN patients.%目的 探讨

  18. Randomized Comparison of the Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture, Massage, and Tachibana-Style-Method on Stiff Shoulders by Measuring Muscle Firmness, VAS, Pulse, and Blood Pressure

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available To compare the therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture, massage, and Tachibana-Ryojutsu (one of Japanese traditional body balance therapy techniques (SEITAI, on stiff shoulders, the subjects’ muscle firmness, blood pressure, pulse, VAS, and body temperature were measured before and after the treatment. Forty-seven volunteer subjects gave written informed consent to participate in this study. The subjects were randomly divided into three groups to receive acupuncture, massage, or Tachibana-Ryojutsu. Each therapy lasted for 90 seconds. The acupuncture treatment was applied by a retaining-needle at GB-21, massage was conducted softly on the shoulders, and Tachibana-Ryojutsu treated only the muscles and joints from the legs to buttocks without touching the shoulders or backs. The study indicated that the muscle firmness and VAS of the Tachibana-Ryojutsu group decreased significantly in comparison with the acupuncture and massage groups after treatment.

  19. Effect of Eye-acupuncture Therapy on Expression of Colic Neurokininl of Diarrhea Irritable Bowel Syndrome Model Rats%眼针疗法对腹泻型肠易激综合征模型大鼠结肠神经激肽1表达的影响

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    王艳杰; 刘慧慧; 关洪全; 赵金茹; 柴纪严; 刘旭东; 王德山

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨眼针疗法对腹泻型肠易激综合征(D-IBS)的治疗作用及机制.方法 将40只Wistar大鼠随机分为4组,对照组、模型组、匹维溴铵组和眼针组,每组10只.采用慢性应激结合束缚方法建立D-IBS模型,眼针组采用眼针治疗,针刺下焦区、大肠区、肝区、脾区;匹维溴铵组用匹维溴铵灌胃治疗,两组均治疗7天.HE染色观察结肠组织病理学变化;实时定量PCR测定结肠组织神经激肽1(NKl)的mRNA表达变化;免疫组化法测定结肠组织NK1的蛋白表达变化,结果各组大鼠结肠组织病理学无差异.与对照组比较,模型组结肠组织中NK1的mRNA表达水平显著升高(P0.05).NK1免疫反应阳性细胞在结肠黏膜层、腺腔内、肌间神经丛、黏膜下神经丛等部位.与对照组比较,模型组结肠组织中NK1的蛋白表达水平显著升高(P<0.05);与模型组比较,眼针组和匹维溴铵组结肠组织中NK1的蛋白表达水平显著降低(P<0.05).结论眼针能够降低D-IBS模型大鼠结肠组织中NK1的表达,从而对D-IBS起到治疗作用.%Objective To explore the effect and functional mechanism of eye-acupuncture therapy on the diarrhea irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS).Methods Forty Wistar rats were randomized into four groups, control group, model group, pinaverium bromide group, and eye-acupuncture group, with 10 in each.We used chronic stress in combination with binding to make D-IBS models.The eye-acupuncture group was treated with eye-acupuncture at the auricular points Lower-jiao, Large intestine, Liver, and Spleen, and the pinaverium bromide group was treated with pinaverium bromide for intragastric feeding, for 7 days.The histopathological changes of colon were observed by HE staining, the Neurokinin1(NK1) mRNA expression changes were detected by realtime-PCR, and the colic NK1 protein expression changes were determined by immunohistochemical method.Results The result of HE staining showed that there was no

  20. Is it feasible and effective to provide osteopathy and acupuncture for patients with musculoskeletal problems in a GP setting? A service evaluation

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    Peters David; Polley Marie; Cheshire Anna; Ridge Damien

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Spinal manipulation and acupuncture can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. Both approaches are currently recommended by NICE as treatment options for patients with persistent low back pain. However, there has been no previous evaluation of a GP service using them together for MSK pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate acceptability and outcomes for an osteopathy and acupuncture service (delivered by complementary therapy practitione...

  1. Effect of Jin's Three-needle Acupuncture Combined with Occupational Therapy on Function of Upper Limbs for Stroke Patients with Hemiplegia%针刺配合作业疗法治疗脑卒中后上肢功能障碍的效果

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    石素宁; 于洪宇; 丛壮; 孙翠翠; 迟欣欣

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察靳三针疗法结合作业治疗对脑卒中后上肢功能障碍患者的影响。方法90例脑卒中患者随机分为对照组(n=30)、观察组(n=30)和试验组(n=30)。对照组接受常规康复,观察组在常规康复基础上给予个体化作业治疗,试验组在常规康复的同时予靳三针结合作业治疗,疗程4周。治疗前后采用上肢简化Fugl-Meyer评定(FMA)和Barthel指数(BI)进行评定。结果各组治疗后FMA、BI评分均较治疗前显著改善(P<0.001),FMA、BI评分差值试验组显著高于观察组和对照组,观察组显著高于对照组(P<0.001)。结论在常规康复治疗基础上采用靳三针治疗和个体化作业治疗能明显改善脑卒中偏瘫患者的上肢功能,改善日常生活能力。%Objective To explore the effects of Jin's Three-needle Acupuncture combined with occupational therapy on function of up-per limbs for stroke patients with hemiplegia. Methods 90 patients with stroke were randomly divided into control group (n=30), observa-tion group (n=30) and experiment group (n=30). The control group received routine rehabilitation, the observation group received occupa-tional therapy in addition, and the experiment group received Jin's Three-needle Acupuncture and occupational therapy in addition. They were assessed with Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) of upper limbs and Barthel index (BI) before and 4 weeks after treatment. Results The scores of FMA and BI improved in all the groups after treatment (P<0.001). The difference of scores of FMA and BI before and after treat-ment were more in the experiment group than in the observation group (P<0.001), observation group than the control group (P<0.001). Con-clusion Jin's Three-needle Acupuncture combined with occupational therapy can further improve the motor function of upper limbs and ac-tivities of daily living for stroke patients with hemiplegia.

  2. Current situations and thinking of acupuncture and moxibustion in Jordan%针灸在约旦的现状和启示

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    武应臣

    2011-01-01

    介绍针灸在约旦的发展简史、现状、针灸诊所的开办和分布以及针灸术的操作和主治病种.针灸在约旦的发展始于20世纪90年代初,现在开办的大小针灸诊所约有20余家,全部为私人诊所,主要集中在约旦的首都安曼市.针灸从业人员多是在中国学习过针灸技术的本国西医大夫,水平良莠不齐;所治疗的疾病种类以疼痛和神经系统疾病居多.治疗疾病时针灸可单独使用,也可和物理疗法联合使用.%The brief history of acupuncture, its current situation, locations for acupuncture practitioners, the manipulation and indications of acupuncture in Jordan are introduced in this paper. The acupuncture treatment in Jordan started in the early 1990s. Now there are more than 20 private acupuncture clinics in different size, most in the capital city of Amman. Acupuncture practitioners are western doctors who studied acupuncture techniques in China. The indications of acupuncture in Jordan are pain and nervous system diseases. Acupuncture therapy can be applied single or combined with physical therapy.

  3. A study on recent tendency of anti-tumor herbal acupuncture

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    Yoo Hwa-Seung

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The purpose of this study is to develop and activate anti-tumor herbal acupuncture for cancer patients in South Korea. Methods: We investigated some literatures on anti-tumor herbal acupuncture which is used in South Korea and China, and made diagrams. Results: The results are summarized as follows. Anti-tumor herbal acupuncture is one of the traditional oriental medical method which is effective for cancer patients. In domestic studies, most of herb materials are belong to action of cooling&detoxification(25.0% and strengthening body resistance(46.4% which are proved to have effects of anti-tumor, immune activation and preventing tumor. In China, point injection therapy are used for improving symptoms of cancer patients and healing tumor. Also herbal intravenous injection is used for combination of chinese traditional and western cancer therapy and treating cancer patients variously. Conclusions: From the above results, it is expected that anti-tumor herbal acupuncture is useful to improve clinical symptoms and quality of life(QOL of cancer patients. Also we must develop new progressive methods of point injection and herbal intravenous injection for treating cancer patients, and advance clinical studies and trials.

  4. [Qijie theory of LAI's Tongyuan acupuncture technique].

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    Zhuang, Juanjuan; Wang, Jihong; Lai, Xinsheng

    2016-05-01

    Qijie theory is one of the important components of TCM meridian and collateral system. It is the shortcut for the communication from the exterior to the interior and for the transverse connection, strengthens the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on the disorders of internal organs and enlarges the indications of acupoints. Professor LAI Xinsheng originally creats Tongyuan acupuncture technique. It is a kind of acupuncture therapeutic methods, including promoting the circulation of the governor vessel, regulating the mind and conducting qi to the origin. In order to analyze the connection between Tongyuan acupuncture technique and traditional meridian and collateral theory, the connotations of Tongyuan acupuncture technique and qijie, as well as the in-terrelationship between them are taken as the basis in the paper. By tracing the literature records, the original concept of qijie is detected. Through proving clinically Tongyuan acupuncture technique, it is revealed that qijie is the arrowhead on the main road of meridian qi circulation and is the essential connotation of the direct path of the body surface connecting with the deep layers of the body as well as the zangfu organs and tissues. It is summarized that the traditional qijie theory provides the powerful theoretic evidence for the treatment with Tongyuan acupuncture technique. PMID:27509621

  5. 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.

  6. A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain

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    Stone Brian A

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The etiology and treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS remain poorly understood. Pain, lower urinary tract voiding symptoms and negative impact on quality of life (QOL are the most common complaints. Acupuncture, which has been widely used to treat painful and chronic conditions, may be a potential treatment to alleviate the constellation of symptoms experienced by men with CP/CPPS. The purpose of our study was to assess the impact of standardized full body and auricular acupuncture in men refractory to conventional therapies and collect pilot data to warrant further randomized trials. Methods Ten men diagnosed with category IIIA or IIIB CP/CPPS >6 months, refractory to at least 1 conventional therapy (antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, 5-α reductase inhibitors, α-1 blockers and scoring >4 on the pain subset of the NIH-CPSI were prospectively analyzed in an Institutional Review Board (IRB approved, single-center clinical trial (Columbia University Medical Center IRB#AAAA-7460. Standardized full body and auricular acupuncture treatment was given twice weekly for 6 weeks. The primary endpoints were total score of the NIH-CPSI and assessment of serious adverse events. The secondary endpoints were individual scores of the NIH-CPSI and QOL questionnaire scores of the short-form 36 (SF-36. Results The median age of the subjects was 36 years (range 29–63. Decreases in total NIH-CPSI scores (mean ± SD after 3 and 6 weeks from baseline (25.1 ± 6.6 were 17.6 ± 5.7 (P Conclusion The preliminary findings, although limited, suggest the potential therapeutic role of acupuncture in the treatment of CP/CPPS. Data from this and previous studies warrant randomized trials of acupuncture for CP/CPPS and particular attention towards acupuncture point selection, treatment intervention, and durability of acupuncture.

  7. Do Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Reduce Symptoms of the Common Cold?

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    Kenji Kawakita

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available We summarize the results from a series of investigations of Japanese style acupuncture and moxibustion therapies on symptoms of the common cold that have been conducted (FTLE 1999–03, supported by the Foundation for Training and Licensure Examination in Anma- Massage- Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion. We also discuss the various interventions and concerns that we faced during these investigations. The subjects were students and teachers. The pilot study (FTLE1999 of a two arm (real and non-treatment control RCT at a Japanese acupuncture school showed that manual acupuncture to a specific needling point at the throat clearly reduced symptoms of the common cold. The first multi-center (five centers RCT (FTLE 2000 revealed a significant reduction in cold symptoms, by general linear model analysis (between groups, P = 0.024. To reduce the technical variation, we employed indirect moxibustion to the neck points as a uniform intervention in the next project (FTLE 2001 without statistically significant results. Then we elongated the periods of treatment from 2 to a maximum of 12 weeks (FTLE 2002 with different interventions accompanied by 4 weeks follow-up. The results were still not statistically significant. As the final project, we tried to develop a new experimental design for individualized intervention by conducting n-of-1 trials using elderly subjects in a health care center but without detecting a clear effect. In conclusion, the safety of Japanese acupuncture or moxibustion was sufficiently demonstrated; however, a series of clinical trials could not offer convincing evidence to recommend the use of Japanese style acupuncture or moxibustion for preventing the common cold. Further studies are required as the present trials had several limitations.

  8. Acupuncture is a feasible treatment for post-thoracotomy pain: results of a prospective pilot trial

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    Malhotra Vivek T

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Thoracotomy is associated with severe pain that may persist for years. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy with a proven role in pain control. A randomized trial showed that acupuncture was effective in controlling pain after abdominal surgery, but the efficacy of this technique for the treatment of thoracotomy pain has not been established. We developed a novel technique for convenient application of acupuncture to patients undergoing thoracotomy, and in a Phase II trial evaluated the safety of this intervention and the feasibility of doing a randomized trial. Methods Adult patients scheduled for unilateral thoracotomy with preoperative epidural catheter placement received acupuncture immediately prior to surgery. Eighteen semi-permanent intradermal needles were inserted on either side of the spine, and four were inserted in the legs and auricles. Needles were removed after four weeks. Using a numerical rating scale, pain was measured on the first five postoperative days. After discharge, pain was assessed using the Brief Pain Inventory at 7, 30, 60 and 90 days. Results Thirty-six patients were treated with acupuncture. Of these, 25, 23, and 22 patients provided data at 30, 60, and 90 days, respectively. The intervention was well tolerated by patients with only one minor and transient adverse event of skin ulceration. Conclusion The rate of data completion met our predefined criterion for determining a randomized trial to be feasible (at least 75% of patients tolerated the intervention and provided evaluable data. This novel intervention is acceptable to patients undergoing thoracotomy and does not interfere with standard preoperative care. There was no evidence of important adverse events. We are now testing the hypothesis that acupuncture significantly adds to standard perioperative pain management in a randomized trial.

  9. 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.

  10. [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. PMID:24298780

  11. 加巴喷丁联合电针疗法治疗带状疱疹后遗神经痛的临床疗效分析%Clinical Effect of Gabapentin Combined with Electro-Acupuncture Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

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    杨志刚; 潘春联

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical efficacy of gabapentin combined with electro-acupuncture therapy for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia. Methods A total of 68 patients suffered from post-herpetic neuralgia in our hospital were selected and randomly divided into two groups. 34 cases of group A were treated with gabapentin, while 34 cases of group B were treated with gabapentin combined with electro-acupuncture therapy. The VAS score before and 8, 15, 29 days after treatment, effective rate of treatment, and adverse reactions were observed. Results The VAS scores were significantly declined in both groups at the 8th, 15th, and 29th day of treatment (P<0.05), and the declination was more significant in group B than in group A (P<0.05). The total effective rate of group B was 88.2%, significantly higher than 64.7%of group A (P<0.05). Conclusions Gabapentin combined with electro-acupuncture therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients who suffered from post-herpetic neuralgia, which is more effective than single administration of gabapentin.%目的 研究加巴喷丁联合电针治疗带状疱疹后遗神经痛的临床疗效. 方法 选取我院带状疱疹后遗神经痛患者68例, 随机分为A组和B组. A组 (34例) 予以单纯加巴喷丁药物治疗, B组 (34例) 在加巴喷丁药物治疗基础上, 每日行电针治疗. 观察治疗前和治疗后第8、 15和29天的视觉模拟评分、 治疗总有效率以及不良反应发生情况. 结果 治疗后第8、 15和29天, A、 B两组视觉模拟评分较治疗前均有显著改善 (P<0.05), 且B组改善情况显著优于A组 (P<0.05). A组治疗总有效率为64.7%, B组的治疗总有效率为88.2%, 两组比较差异有统计学意义 (P<0.05). 结论 加巴喷丁联合电针治疗带状疱疹后遗神经痛安全、 有效, 疗效显著优于单纯加巴喷丁药物治疗.

  12. Acupuncture relieves menopausal discomfort in breast cancer patients

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    Bokmand, Susanne; Flyger, Henrik

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the effect of acupuncture on hot flashes and disturbed night sleep in patients treated for breast cancer. The effect of acupuncture was tested against a sham-acupuncture group and a no-treatment control group. Plasma estradiol was measured to rule out this as cause...... of effect. Side effects of the treatment were registered. METHODS: We randomized 94 women into the study: 31 had acupuncture, 29 had sham acupuncture and 34 had no treatment. FINDINGS: In the acupuncture group, 16 patients (52%) experienced a significant effect on hot flashes compared with seven patients...

  13. Some Consideration on Combined Use of Acupuncture and Drug

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    WE Yao-chi; ZHANG Bi-meng; SHEN Jian; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

    Combined use of acupuncture and drug is extensively applied for its wide indications,simple manipulation and good results.Combined use of acupuncture and drug is not in effect the mechanic addition of acupuncture and drugs.It has been proved that acupuncture and drug are of synergism,but there may be an antagonism between acupuncture and drug.How to choose the optimum acupoint in the combination of acupuncture and drug to exert better effects is of great theoretical and practical significance for acupuncturists to make further researches.

  14. Observation on Warm Needling Therapy for Third Lumbar Vertebra Transverse Process Syndrome

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    Zou Chang-li

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of warm needling therapy plus acupuncture on third lumbar vertebra transverse process syndrome. Methods: Sixty cases of third lumbar vertebra transverseprocess syndrome were randomly divided into a warm needling groupor an acupuncture group, 30 cases in each group. Cases in the acupuncture group were treated by routine points and needle sticking manipulation, while those in the warm needling group were treated by moxibustion plus needling as same as the acupuncture group. Japanese orthopedic association scores (JOA) in the two groups were observed and compared after 2 treatment courses. Results: After treatment, the JOA score in the warm needling group was higher than that in the acupuncture group (P Conclusion: Warm needling therapy is more effective thannormal acupuncture in treating third lumbar vertebra transverseprocess syndrome.

  15. 针叩联合耳针对阴虚夹瘀型肥胖并发高脂血症“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”的调节*%Effect of Combined Therapy of Acupuncture, Tapping and Auricular Needling on Fatty-insulin Endocrine Axis in Obesity Complicated with Hyperlipidaemia Patients withYin-deficiency and Blood-stasis Pattern

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    王鸣; 刘志诚; 徐斌

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察“针叩联合耳针”对阴虚夹瘀型肥胖并发高脂血症患者“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”功能的调节作用。方法:本研究共纳入108例阴虚夹瘀型肥胖并发高脂血症患者,随机分为“针叩联合耳针”组和“针叩”组,各54例。针叩耳针组采用针刺和叩刺联合耳针施治,“针叩组”采用针刺和叩刺联合施治,并与正常组52例患者作对比。观察两组患者治疗前后“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”指标、脂质指标、肥胖指标、植物神经功能指数(Y值)的变化和临床减肥降脂疗效。结果:“针叩耳针组”与“针叩组”患者治疗前的肥胖指标、FINS、FPG、Homa-IR、FLP、TG、TC、LDL-C及Y值均显著高于正常组(P<0.01),而HDL-C、ISI却显著低于正常组(P<0.01)。治疗后两组患者均取得了较为满意的减肥和降脂疗效,“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”指标(FINS、FPG、Homa-IR、FLP)均显著下降(P<0.05),ISI显著上升(P<0.05)。“针叩联合耳针”组在调整“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”水平、血脂水平及植物神经功能水平上的效果显著优于“针叩组”(P<0.05)。结论:阴虚夹瘀型肥胖并发高脂血症患者存在“脂肪-胰岛内分泌轴”功能紊乱,“针叩联合耳针”及“针叩治疗”均对其功能具有良性的调整作用,且“针叩联合耳针”治疗的疗效更显著。%This study was aimed to observe effect of combined therapy of acupuncture, tapping and auricular needling on fatty-insulin endocrine axis in obesity complicated with hyperlipidaemia patients withyin-deficiency and blood-stasis pattern. A total of 108 patients with obesity complicated with hyperlipidaemia ofyin-deficiency and blood-stasis pattern were randomly divided into the treatment group of combined therapy of acupuncture, tapping and auricular needling, and the acupuncture and tapping group, with 54 cases in each group. The

  16. Evaluation of Influence of Acupuncture and Electro-Acupuncture for Blood Perfusion of Stomach by Laser Doppler Blood Perfusion Imaging

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    Zhang Dong; Li Shun-Yue; Wang Shu-You; Ma Hui-Min

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study is to observe effects of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture (EA) on blood perfusion in the stomach, and probe into the application of laser Doppler blood perfusion imaging technique in the study of the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on the entrails. In the acupuncture group of 20 rats, acupuncture was given at “Zusanli” (ST 36) and in EA group of 18 rats, EA was applied at “Zusanli” (ST 36), with 18 rats without acupuncture used as control group. Changes of...

  17. The Role of Acupuncture in Assisted Reproductive Technology

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    Cui Hong Zheng

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to provide reliable evidence by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis for evaluating the role of acupuncture in assisted reproductive technology. All randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effects of acupuncture, including manual, electrical, and laser acupuncture (LA techniques, on the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR and live birth rate (LBR of in vitro fertilization (IVF or artificial insemination were included. The controlled groups consisted of no acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. The sham acupuncture included sham acupuncture at acupoints, sham acupuncture at non- or inappropriate points, sham LA, and adhesive tapes. Twenty-three trials (a total of 5598 participants were included in this paper. The pooled CPR from all acupuncture groups was significantly higher than that from all controlled groups, whereas the LBR was not significantly different between the two groups. However, the results were quite distinct when the type of control and/or different acupuncture times were examined in a sensitivity analysis. The results mainly indicate that acupuncture, especially around the time of the controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, improves pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing IVF. More positive effects from acupuncture in IVF can be expected if a more individualized acupuncture programs are used.

  18. Isolated median sensory neuropathy after acupuncture.

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    Lee, Chang Ho; Hyun, Jung Keun; Lee, Seong Jae

    2008-12-01

    A 47-year-old left-handed man presented with pain and numbness in his left thumb and index finger after acupuncture treatment on an acupoint in his left wrist. A technique of herbal acupuncture, involving the use of a needle coated with apricot seed extract, was used. Median nerve conduction study showed an absence of sensory nerve action potential in the left index finger, whereas the results were normal in all other fingers. The radial and ulnar nerves in the left thumb and ring finger, respectively, showed no abnormality. Infrared thermography of the left index finger showed severe hypothermia. The patient was diagnosed as having an isolated injury to the sensory nerve fibers of the median nerve innervating the index finger. This is the first case report of complications from an herbal acupuncture treatment, and it highlights the possibility of focal peripheral nerve injury caused by acupuncture. PMID:19061751

  19. Treatment of Sprain by Electro-Acupuncture

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    郭乃琴

    2003-01-01

    @@ Sprain is a injury commonly encountered in the daily life and sports event. Since 1998, I have treated such cases by electro-acupuncture with satisfactory results. The following is a brief summary.

  20. Can intra-articular therapies prior to total knee arthroplasty increase the risk of periprosthetic infection?

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    Yeo, Q Y; Lye, D C; Sathappan Ss, S S

    2015-02-01

    Intra-articular therapies, such as steroid injection, viscosupplement injection and acupuncture, are common non-surgical options for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. With any intra-articular injection or acupuncture procedure, there is a potential for inoculation with bacteria leading to possible knee infection. The authors report a patient who incurred an acute infection found after a total knee arthroplasty attributed to prior acupuncture procedure done as part of conservative treatment.

  1. Acupuncture in ambulatory anesthesia: a review

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    Norheim AJ

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Arne Johan Norheim,1 Ingrid Liodden,1 Terje Alræk1,2 1National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, 2The Norwegian School of Health Sciences, Institute of Acupuncture, Kristiania University College, Oslo, NorwayBackground: Post-anesthetic morbidities remain challenging in our daily practice of anesthesia. Meta-analyses and reviews of acupuncture and related techniques for postoperative nausea and vomiting (POVN and postoperative vomiting (POV show promising results while many clinicians remain skeptical of the value of acupuncture. Given the interest in finding safe non-pharmacological approaches toward postoperative care, this body of knowledge needs to be considered. This review critically appraises and summarizes the research on acupuncture and acupressure in ambulatory anesthesia during the last 15 years.Methods: Articles were identified through searches of Medline, PubMed, and Embase using the search terms “acupuncture” or “acupuncture therapy” in combination with “ambulatory anesthesia” or “ambulatory surgery” or “day surgery” or “postoperative”. A corresponding search was done using “acupressure” and “wristbands”. The searches generated a total of 104, 118, and 122 references, respectively.Results: Sixteen studies were included; eight studies reported on acupuncture and eight on acupressure. Nine studies found acupuncture or acupressure effective on primary endpoints including postoperative nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain, sore throat, and emergence agitation. Four studies found acupuncture had a similar effect to antiemetic medication.Conclusion: Overall, the studies were of fairly good quality. A large proportion of the reviewed papers highlights an effect of acupuncture or acupressure on postoperative morbidities in an ambulatory setting

  2. Effect of acupuncture and rehabilitation therapy on nerve growth related proteins in patients with brain injury%针刺联合运动治疗对脑损伤患者神经生长相关蛋白的影响

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    潘化平; 冯慧

    2011-01-01

    脑卒中是临床常见疾病,常同时伴有功能障碍,影响患者恢复及生活质量.脑损伤致中心神经元死亡引起的神经功能缺损至今无确切有效的治疗方法.针刺可以促进脑损伤患者神经功能的恢复,康复治疗在脑损伤后功能障碍时也是常用的方法.神经生长相关蛋白-43(GAP-43)是广泛存在于神经组织中的一种神经轴突的生长蛋白,与神经发育、轴突再生和突触重建密切相关.无论针刺还是运动治疗,其促进脑损伤后功能恢复的理论基础是脑的可塑性,正是由于存在这种可塑性,才使得损伤后脑组织能够通过结构重建、功能代偿以达到整体脑功能的恢复,GAP-43因其特性在脑损伤中可能发挥的作用也逐渐得到重视.下面对脑损伤后针刺与运动治疗对GAP-43含量影响进行分别阐述.%Stroke is a common clinical disease, often accompanied by dysfunction, affecting recovery and quality of life of patients. Nowdays, neurological deficits induced by center neurons death has no precise and effective treatment in brain injury.Acupuncture can promote recovery of neurological function of brain-injured patients, rehabilitation is also commonly used. Neural growth associated protein-43(GAP-43), widespread in the nervous tissue, is a kind of axons growth protein, which is realated with neurodevelopment, axonal regeneration and synaptic reconstruction closely. Either acupuncture or rehabilitation therapy, theory whether the function can prove after brain injure is based on brain plasticity. It is precisely because the existence of such plasticity,which makes the damaged tissues to achieve the overall recovery of brain function by remodeling and functional compensation.GAP-43 has received more attention gradually because of its characteristics which may play a important role in brain damage. In following, the effect of acupuncture and exercise therapy on content of GAP-43 after brain injure is expounded

  3. Effect of Motor Imagery Therapy Combined with Electro-acupuncture on Upper limb Function Recovery of Patients with Hemiplegia%运动想象疗法结合电针对卒中患者上肢功能的影响

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    张宇燕; 谢辉; 魏妮

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of motor imagery therapy combined with electro -acupuncture on upper limb function re-covery of patients with hemiplegia .Methods:60 cases of patients with hemiplegia were randomly divided into control group , 4 weeks for a course of treatment .Before and after the two courses of treatment , all patients were assisted with Fugl Meyer assessment ( FMA) ,modi-fied Barthel Index ( MBI) and activities of daily living scale .Results:After 8 weeks of treatment , the scores of assessment in all patients were significantly improved compared with before treatment with FMA and MBI ( P<0.05);and it is obvious improved in the comprehen-sive group compared with the control group and the electro -acupuncture group (P<0.05).Conclusion: It is effectively improved the function of upper limb in patients with hemiplegia after stroke by motor imagery therapy combined with electro -acupuncture .%目的:研究电针治疗结合运动想象疗法对脑卒中偏瘫患者上肢功能恢复的作用。方法:选择60例临床确诊的脑卒中偏瘫患者,予MINIMIZE随机分层软件随机分为对照组、电针组及综合组,每组20例。所有患者均接受常规药物治疗及常规康复治疗,电针组单纯增加电针治疗,综合组予电针结合运动想像疗法治疗。4周为1疗程,所有患者由同一治疗师分别于治疗前和治疗2个疗程后予Fugl-Meyer运动功能评定量表(FMA)评定上肢运动功能,予改良Barthel指数(MBI)量表评定日常生活活动能力。结果:治疗8周后,所有患者FMA及MBI评分均较治疗前有显著改善( P<0.05);而综合组各项指标的改善较对照组及电针组更加明显(P<0.05)。结论:电针结合运动想像疗法治疗,可以更有效地促进脑卒中偏瘫患者上肢功能的改善。

  4. Treating Postlaparoscopic Surgery Shoulder Pain with Acupuncture

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    Gur Kreindler; Samuel Attias; Anna Kreindler; Haim Hen; Bassel Haj; Ibrahim Matter; Eran Ben-Arye; Elad Schiff

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    Objective. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acupuncture on postlaparoscopic shoulder pain (PLSP) which is a common side effect in patients undergoing abdominal laparoscopic surgery. Methods. Patients with moderate to severe PLSP in spite of analgesic treatment, which were referred by the medical staff to the Complementary-Integrative Surgery Service (CISS) at our institution, were provided with acupuncture treatment. The severity of PLSP and of general pain was assessed ...

  5. Acupuncture assisted local anesthesia for penile surgeries

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    Hsu, Geng-Long; Zaid, Uwais X.; Hsieh, Cheng-Hsing; Huang, Sheng-Jean

    2013-01-01

    Although the mechanism of acupuncture for analgesia is not fully elucidated, a combination of acupuncture and several methods of topical blocks for local anesthesia has been effective to patients with indications for penile surgeries on ambulatory basis. We sought to review this unique clinical application since 1998. To summarize practice-based medical literature contingent this unique application and, in contrast, the commonly agreed either general or spinal anesthesia concerning those surg...

  6. Laser acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Ferreira, Luciano Ambrosio; de Oliveira, Rodrigo Guerra; Guimarães, Josemar Parreira; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Pires; De Paula, Marcos Vinicius Queiroz

    2013-11-01

    A prospective, double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial was conducted in patients with chronic temporomandibular disorder (TMD) to check the analgesic efficacy of infrared low-power GaAlAs diode laser applied to acupuncture points. Forty female subjects, ranging in age from 20 to 40 years, with diagnoses of chronic myofascial pain and arthralgia were randomly allocated to two groups: an experimental group (EG) who received the laser acupuncture as adjunct to reversible occlusal splint therapy and a control group (CG) who received a placebo laser associated with occlusal splint therapy. Both approaches were applied once a week for 3 months. Laser acupuncture was defined by the following parameters: 50-mW continuous radiation for 90 s to acupoints ST6, SI19, GB20, GB43, LI4, LR3, NT3, and EX-HN3; defining 4.5-J energy; 1250-W/cm(2) density point; and 112.5-J/cm(2) total density. The outcome measurements included a symptom evolution assessment carried out by checking spontaneous and palpation pain intensity, which was indicated on a visual analog scale (VAS). All evaluations were made by an assessor who was blind to the treatment. The symptom reduction was significant in both groups (EG: VAS = 0, n = 20; CG: VAS between 2 and 4, n = 18). The measurements showed significantly faster and lower pain intensity values in the EG (p ≤ 0.002), where there was a higher proportion of patients with remission of symptoms related to the action of laser acupuncture. For patients in whom conservative treatment was adopted, the laser acupuncture is a secure, noninvasive, and effective treatment modality because it improves the chronic pain associated with TMD and has no side effects. PMID:23380907

  7. 针灸在神经修复中的应用%Acupuncture Used in Recurrent of Nerve

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    邢海燕

    2012-01-01

      针灸治疗外伤后腓总神经麻痹一例,神经修复良好,功能恢复满意。%  One case of common peroneal nerve palsy which is caused by injury therapied by acupuncture, the recurrent of nerve is good, the return of function is satisfy.

  8. A Case of The Reduction of Symptoms, But No Change on The CT Scanning in HNP by Oriental Medical Treatment Added Mori cortex-Bee Venom Acupuncture

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    Lee, Byung-Hoon

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    Full Text Available By process of treatment for a case which diagnosed as HNP of left posterolateral aspect of L4/5 disc and treated from the 10th, May 2001 to the 23rd, Jun 2001, the results are as follows. Method & Results : This patient was medicated Hwallaktang-gami, taken acupuncture, phototherapy, TENS, electric acupuncture, exercises, Mori Cortex-bee venom acupuncture. As a result, the patient's clinical symptom were improved but a computed tomagraphy confirmed L4/5 and L5/S1 HNP was not changed as seen on repeated CT scanning. Conclusion : These results suggest that among conservative therapies the oriental medical treatments including Mori Cortex-bee venom acupuncture improve clinical symptom effectively. But in this case, the structure of herniated disc was not changed.

  9. “Warming yang and invigorating qi” acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Huang, Hai-peng; Pan, Hong; Wang, Hong-feng

    2016-01-01

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. “Warming yang and invigorating qi” acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inflammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following “warming yang and invigorating qi” acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure points Shousanli (LI10), Zusanli (ST36), Pishu (BL20), and Shenshu (BL23) once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was significantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These findings suggest that “warming yang and invigorating qi” acupuncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis. PMID:27127487

  10. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

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    Huang, Hai-Peng; Pan, Hong; Wang, Hong-Feng

    2016-03-01

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inflammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure points Shousanli (LI10), Zusanli (ST36), Pishu (BL20), and Shenshu (BL23) once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was significantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These findings suggest that "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis. PMID:27127487

  11. Comparative pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of schisandrin, deoxyschisandrin and schisandrin B in rats after combining acupuncture and herb medicine (schisandra chinensis).

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    Wu, Xiaoyan; Zhou, Yuan; Yin, Fangzhou; Dai, Guoliang; Li, Lin; Xu, Bin; Ji, De; Sun, Yong; Mao, Chunqin; Lu, Tulin

    2014-08-01

    Recently, combination therapy with acupuncture and medicine as a practical strategy to treat diseases has gained increasing attention. The present study aimed to investigate whether acupuncture stimulation at ST.36 had a potential impact on the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of lignans. An HPLC-ESI/MS analytical method was established and successfully applied to a comparative study of drug concentration in plasma and tissues of three lignans. The parameters area under the plasma concentration-time curve from time zero to the final measurable point and from time zero to infinity, and peak concentration were significantly increased, with a prolonged mean residence time and a corresponding decrease in clearance in comparision with the Schisandra-alone group. Additionally, tissue concentrations of three lignans were improved in the group with acupuncture, especially in liver. The results indicated that acupuncture has a synergistic effect on the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of the three lignans, which could postpone their elimination, resulting in a longer blood circulating time in rat plasma and prolonged residence time in target tissues, leading to higher tissue concentration. The findings provide some scientific evidence for the mechanism of the combined use of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Furthermore, we suggest that acupuncture and its combination with herbal medicine should be investigated further as a possible adjuvant therapy in clinical treatment for liver injury.

  12. “Warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Hai-peng Huang; Hong Pan; Hong-feng Wang

    2016-01-01

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. “Warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inlfammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental au-toimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following “warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure pointsShou-sanli (LI10),Zusanli(ST36),Pishu (BL20), and Shenshu (BL23) once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was signiifcantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These ifndings suggest that “warmingyangand invigoratingqi” acu-puncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

  13. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Hai-peng Huang

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    Full Text Available Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inflammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure points Shousanli (LI10, Zusanli (ST36, Pishu (BL20, and Shenshu (BL23 once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was significantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These findings suggest that "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

  14. 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

    . 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...

  15. Recent developments of acupuncture in Australia and the way forward

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    Zhang Claire

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Almost one in ten Australians has received acupuncture treatment by acupuncturists and/or medical doctors in private clinics. The majority of Australian health insurance funds offer rebates for acupuncture. Statutory regulations for acupuncture have been implemented in the State of Victoria, Australia. Six acupuncture degree courses have been approved by the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria and/or accredited by the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. Furthermore, a number of clinical trials of acupuncture on allergic rhinitis, pain and women's health were carried out in Australia. Recent developments of acupuncture in Australia indicate that through adequate and appropriate evaluation, acupuncture begins to integrate into mainstream health care in Australia.

  16. The Present State and Perspective in Treatment of Primary Osteoporosis by Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    赵英侠

    2002-01-01

    @@ Primary osteoporosis, a commonly encountered metabolic bone disease in the postmenopausal women and the aged people, can be classified by modern medicine into postmenopausal osteoporosis (Type I) and senile osteoporosis (Type II). The disease seriously affects health and quality of life of the people as it often cause ostealgia, fracture and the secondary symptoms or diseases. Presently, the pharmacotherapy (including both Chinese herbal drugs and western drugs) remains the first among all other therapeutic methods which are mainly adopted in treatment of the disease at home and abroad. Studies related have been curried out quite early and systematically, and considerable progress has been made, but limit of the pharmacotherapy has also been found. Certain non-drug treatments (such as dietetic therapy, physical exercise, acupuncture and moxibustion, and qigong, especially acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, although with a late start, have been proved effective with satisfactory results. The following is a summary of all the contributions concerned.

  17. Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review

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    A. G. Bezerra

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    Full Text Available Sleep disorders are commonly observed among postmenopausal women, with negative effects on their quality of life. The search for complementary therapies for sleep disorders during postmenopausal period is of high importance, and acupuncture stands out as an appropriate possibility. The present review intended to systematically evaluate the available literature, compiling studies that have employed acupuncture as treatment to sleep disorders in postmenopausal women. A bibliographic search was performed in PubMed/Medline and Scopus. Articles which had acupuncture as intervention, sleep related measurements as outcomes, and postmenopausal women as target population were included and evaluated according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool and to the STRICTA guidelines. Out of 89 search results, 12 articles composed our final sample. A high heterogeneity was observed among these articles, which prevented us from performing a meta-analysis. Selected articles did not present high risk of bias and had a satisfactory compliance rate with STRICTA guidelines. In general, these studies presented improvements in sleep-related variables. Despite the overall positive effects, acupuncture still cannot be stated as a reliable treatment for sleep-related complaints, not due to inefficacy, but rather limited evidence. Nevertheless, results are promising and new comprehensive and controlled studies in the field are encouraged.

  18. Differential spectral power alteration following acupuncture at different designated places revealed by magnetoencephalography

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    You, Youbo; Bai, Lijun; Dai, Ruwei; Xue, Ting; Zhong, Chongguang; Liu, Zhenyu; Wang, Hu; Feng, Yuanyuan; Wei, Wenjuan; Tian, Jie

    2012-03-01

    As an ancient therapeutic technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been used increasingly in modern society to treat a range of clinical conditions as an alternative and complementary therapy. However, acupoint specificity, lying at the core of acupuncture, still faces many controversies. Considering previous neuroimaging studies on acupuncture have mainly employed functional magnetic resonance imaging, which only measures the secondary effect of neural activity on cerebral metabolism and hemodynamics, in the current study, we adopted an electrophysiological measurement technique named magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure the direct neural activity. 28 healthy college students were recruited in this study. We filtered MEG data into 5 consecutive frequency bands (delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma band) and grouped 140 sensors into 10 main brain regions (left/right frontal, central, temporal, parietal and occipital regions). Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) based spectral analysis approach was further performed to explore the differential band-limited power change patterns of acupuncture at Stomach Meridian 36 (ST36) using a nearby nonacupoint (NAP) as control condition. Significantly increased delta power and decreased alpha as well as beta power in bilateral frontal ROIs were observed following stimulation at ST36. Compared with ST36, decreased alpha power in left and right central, right parietal as well as right temporal ROIs were detected in NAP group. Our research results may provide additional evidence for acupoint specificity.

  19. Acupuncture Treatment for Acute Ankle Injury in the Emergency Department: A Preliminary Case Report.

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    Tantivesruangdet, Nopmanee

    2016-02-01

    Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment that is increasingly attracting the interest of the public. It is a complementary therapy that is widely used for management of pain, especially chronic discomfort caused by migraine, low-back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee(¹⁻³). The evidence base for the effectiveness of acupuncture and its clinical applications is controversial, and although its efficacy and safety in the management of acute pain have been demonstrated, the quality of this modality is still questionable. The present study reports a case of acute ankle injury, which was treated with acupuncture. A 33-year-old man presented with acute twisted ankle injury. He had pain with swelling around the ankle, and he was experiencing difficulty in walking. His clinical diagnosis was acute ankle sprain with severe pain. Several drug treatments are used for pain control, but in this case, we used acupuncture. After treatment, his pain diminished significantly with a decrease in VAS pain level from 8 to 4 in 20 minutes. At follow-up after one month, we found no skin infection in this case. PMID:27266242

  20. Acupuncture to Treat Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review

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    Bezerra, A. G.; Pires, G. N.; Andersen, M. L.; Tufik, S.; Hachul, H.

    2015-01-01

    Sleep disorders are commonly observed among postmenopausal women, with negative effects on their quality of life. The search for complementary therapies for sleep disorders during postmenopausal period is of high importance, and acupuncture stands out as an appropriate possibility. The present review intended to systematically evaluate the available literature, compiling studies that have employed acupuncture as treatment to sleep disorders in postmenopausal women. A bibliographic search was performed in PubMed/Medline and Scopus. Articles which had acupuncture as intervention, sleep related measurements as outcomes, and postmenopausal women as target population were included and evaluated according to the Cochrane risk of bias tool and to the STRICTA guidelines. Out of 89 search results, 12 articles composed our final sample. A high heterogeneity was observed among these articles, which prevented us from performing a meta-analysis. Selected articles did not present high risk of bias and had a satisfactory compliance rate with STRICTA guidelines. In general, these studies presented improvements in sleep-related variables. Despite the overall positive effects, acupuncture still cannot be stated as a reliable treatment for sleep-related complaints, not due to inefficacy, but rather limited evidence. Nevertheless, results are promising and new comprehensive and controlled studies in the field are encouraged. PMID:26366181

  1. The use of glucosamine, devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), and acupuncture as complementary and alternative treatments for osteoarthritis.

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    Sanders, Marcus; Grundmann, Oliver

    2011-09-01

    Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic inflammatory conditions seen in the general population. Current pharmacological treatments focus on reduction of pain and increased mobility to improve overall quality of life. However, the relief afforded by current standard care is often insufficient and can be associated with significant side effects. Many patients, therefore, seek the option of non-standard therapies, such as nutritional and herbal supplements, acupuncture, and exercise regimens. Glucosamine, Harpagophytum procumbens, and acupuncture are among the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine approaches utilized by patients suffering from osteoarthritis. Their clinical relevance, safety, and potential mechanisms of action are discussed in this review. PMID:21951024

  2. Clinical Observation on the Effect of Earlobe-Bleeding plus Body Acupuncture in 85 Cases of Common Acne

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    2008-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of earlobe-bleeding plus body acupuncture for common acne. Methods: The earlobe-bleeding plus local and body acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation was adopted for 85 cases of common acne. Results: Of the 85 cases treated, 61 were cured, 12 markedly effective, 9 improved, and 3 failed. The total effective rate was 96.47%. Conclusions: The therapy can treat both the Biao-symptom and Ben-root of common acne, short in course and effective in result.

  3. In vivo Monitoring of Serotonin by Nanomaterial Functionalized Acupuncture Needle

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    Yu-Tao Li; Li-Na Tang; Yong Ning; Qing Shu; Feng-Xia Liang; Hua Wang; Guo-Jun Zhang

    2016-01-01

    Acupuncture treatment is amazing but controversial. Up to now, the mechanism of treating diseases by acupuncture and moxibustion is still unclear, especially the occurrence of the molecular events in local acupoints. Herein, we report an extremely stable microsensor by modifying carbon nanotube (CNT) to the tip surface of acupuncture needle and applying this CNT-modified acupuncture needle for real time monitoring of serotonin (5-HT) in vivo. To stabilize CNT modification on the needle tip su...

  4. The Timing of Acupuncture Stimulation Does Not Influence Anesthetic Requirement

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    Chernyak, Grigory; Sengupta, Papiya; Lenhardt, Rainer; Liem, Edwin; Anthony G Doufas; Sessler, Daniel I.; Akça, Ozan

    2005-01-01

    Studies suggest that acupuncture is more effective when induced before induction of general anesthesia than afterwards. We tested the hypothesis that electro-acupuncture initiated 30 minutes before induction reduces anesthetic requirement more than acupuncture initiated after induction. Seven volunteers were each anesthetized with desflurane on 3 study days. Needles were inserted percutaneously at 4 acupuncture points thought to produce analgesia in the upper abdominal area and provide genera...

  5. A prospective randomized controlled trial of electro-acupuncture combined with massage and mid frequency physical therapy in the treatment of fasciitis of waist and back muscles%电针、推拿及中频理疗治疗腰背肌筋膜炎的前瞻、随机、对照性研究

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    彭亦良; 张彦; 李永锋; 吴青蔓; 胡安慧

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察电针联合推拿及中频理疗治疗腰背肌筋膜炎的效果.方法 将确诊为腰背肌筋膜炎的184例患者随机分为2组,每组92例.实验组采用电针联合推拿及中频理疗治疗,对照组给予口服非甾体药物治疗.观察2组患者的临床疗效及治疗前后视觉疼痛模拟评分(VAS)和日常活动功能情况(Barthel指数和SF-36评分).结果 所有患者随访半年以上,实验组的临床疗效明显优于对照组(P0.05).结论 电针联合推拿及中频理疗治疗腰背肌筋膜炎的临床疗效好于口服非甾体药物治疗,并且病程越短,治疗效果越好,尤其适合于基层医院开展.%Objective It is to observe the efficacy of electro-acupuncture combined with massage and physical therapy in the treatment of fasciitis of waist and back muscles. Methods 184 patients diagnosed as fasciitis of waist and back muscles were randomly divided into experiment group (92 cases) and control group (92 cases),the experiment group was given electro-acupunclure combined with massage and physical therapy, while the control group was received medicine therapy with NSAID by oral administration. The clinical therapeutic effects, VAS score, daily activity function (Barthel index and SF-36 score) were observed and recorded before and after treatment in both groups. Results All patients were followed up for more than 6 months. The clinical therapeutic effects of experiment group was superior to that of control group (P<0.05), the VAS score in both groups were improved obviously (P<0.01 or P<0.05), and there was remarkable difference between two groups after treatment (P<0.05), but the changes of daily activity function after treatment were not significantly different between two groups. Conclusion The clinical therapeutic effects of electro-acupuncture combined with massage and physical therapy was better than that of medicine therapy with NSAID in the treatment of fasciitis of waist and back muscles, the shorter

  6. Ideas on Several Issues of Acupuncture-moxibustion Science

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    陈汉文

    2009-01-01

    @@ The Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science wimessed a development of numerous authors.On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science.I'd like to share my ideas about several issues on acupuncturemoxibustion science[1,2].

  7. 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 b

  8. Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treatment of 150 Cases of Peripheral Facial Paralysis in Different Stages

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    YAN Huai-shi; HUANG Guo-qi

    2003-01-01

    Moxibustion was used in predominance in acute stage. Shallow needling technique plus electricstimulation was used in the restoration stage. Comprehensive therapy of acupuncture and massage was used in the sequels stage. 21 cases were cured in the acute stage. 101 cases were cured in the restoration stage.10 cases were cured in the sequels stage. The results indicate that the restoration stage is a key moment for treatment of peripheral facial paralysis.

  9. Thirty Cases of Chronic Cholecystitis Treated by Acupuncture and Oral Adiministration of Da Chai Hu Tang

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    Zhou Shenghong

    2008-01-01

    @@ Chronic cholecystitis is a common disorder of the digestive system.with the symptoms of distension or vague pain in the right hypochondriac region,dry mouth with bitter taste.poor appetite,and anorexia for greasy food.Tlraditional Chinese medicine may show better erects than that of western medicine.So,acupuncture and herbal medication were adopted for the treatment.with the erects compared to the therapy with herbal medicine used alone.

  10. O uso da acupuntura no auxílio à terapia da doença idiopática do trato urinário inferior dos felinos Use of acupuncture in the management and therapy of feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease

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    Luciano Henrique Giovaninni

    2010-03-01

    nerves stimulation, active endogenous antinociception mechanisms, modulating inflammatory and pain mediators' release, such as substance P. The aim of this review was to describe how acupuncture may be recommended to idiopathic FLUTD therapy, based in modulating bladder neurogenic inflammation and reducing the stress in these cats.

  11. Fifty Cases of Vertebrobasilar Ischemic Vertigo Treated by Acupuncture

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    HUANG Qiong

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effects of filiform needle acupuncture combined with dermal needle tapping for vertebrobasilar ischemic vertigo. Methods: Based on the etiopathogenesis of TCM, the disease is caused by turbid phlegm clouding the heart orifice combined with wind, leading to insufficient nourishment of the brain due to deficiency of blood. Fenglong (ST 40) was punctured with filiform needle to resolve phlegm; Fengchi (GB 20) to dispel wind; Baihui (GV 20) to stop dizziness; and Lieque (LU 7) to widen the inner diameter of the vertebral arteries and increase peak systolic velocity and minute blood flow volume, so as to improve blood supply to the vertebral arteries. Dazhui (GV 14) was stimulated by tapping with a dermal needle to improve blood supply to the head. Results: Of 50 patients in this series, 39 cases (78%) were cured,6 cases (12%) relieved, 4 cases (8%) improved, and 1 case (2%) failed, with a total effective rate of 98%.Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with dermal needle tapping is an effective therapy for treating vertebrobasilar ischemic vertigo.

  12. CLINICAL RESEARCH ON ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS

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    符文彬

    2002-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupuncture in the treatment of depressive psychosis.Methods:A total of 62 cases of depressive psychosis patients were randomly divided into treatment group(n=32) and control group(n=30).Acupoints used in treatment group were bilateral Hegu (LI 4),bilateral Taichong (LR 3),Baihui (GV 20) and Yintang (EX-HN 3).Patients of control group were asked to take Fluoxertine hydrochioride 20mg/d.The therapeutic effect was assessed using Hamilton's depression (HAMD) scales.Results:After 8 weeks' treatment,in treatment and control groups,4 and 3 cases were cured,8 and 6experienced marked improvement,14 and 14 had improvement,6 and 7 had no effect,with the effective rates being 81.25% and 76.66% separately,and no significant difference was found between two groups in HAMD scales (P>0.05).Conclusion:Acupuncture therapy is an effective method for treatment of depressive psychosis.

  13. Comparison of treatment for 153 cases of circumferential facial paralysis by low-power laser and galvan acupuncture

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    Li, Hai-Ling; Zhuo, Qing-shan

    1993-03-01

    Seventy-six patients were treated by low power He-Ne laser irradiation on Yangbai, Sibai, and other related acupoints. The other 77 cases were treated by Galvan-acupuncture with infrared radiation on the same acupoints. There was little difference between the therapeutic effects of these two groups (P > 0.05). However, the laser group had a much shorter treatment time than the other group. According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, circumferential facial paralysis is caused by exposure to cold which blocks the channel of vital energy resulting in the damage of bodily function. Acupuncture and moxibustion on certain acupoints can warm up the channels and remove the stasis allowing vital energy to pass through their passages to regulate bodily functions. Laser can do the same effectively with much less time. The laser therapy also features painlessness, safeness, and is free of bacteria. Circumferential facial paralysis is a common disease, which is clinically treated by acupuncture with reliable results. However, acupuncture is not fit for children who are not cooperative and those patients who are afraid of the pain accompanied with acupuncture. So we applied low power laser irradiation in the treatment of circumferential facial paralysis starting in 1985. The results were favorable. And the treatment time was shortened. The treatment procedures are reported.

  14. Clinical observation on acupuncture therapy combined with TCM nursing intervention for patients with liver stagna-tion type of facial paralysis%针刺治疗配合中医护理干预对肝郁型面瘫的临床观察

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    蔡南哨; 于海波; 马晓明

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    Objective:To observe the clinical curative effect of acupuncture therapy combined with TCM nursing intervention for patients with liver stagnation type of facial paralysis.Methods:A total of 57 cases of patients with liver stagnation type of facial paralysis who met the inclusion criteria received staging acupuncture thera-py,simultaneously the nursing staff gave them nursing intervention including acupoint pressure,emotional counseling and health education.Then to compare the scores of Facial Nerve Function Grading Scale(H B), Depression Scale(SDS)and Anxiety Scale(SAS)score in patients before and after the treatment and to carry out the curative effect analysis.Results:After treatment,13 cases healed,12 cases were markedly effective,effective in 25 cases,invalid in seven cases,and the total effective rate was 87.72%;patients’HB,SDS,SAS scores were lowered compared with that before treatment(P <0.05 );ipsilateral facial blood flow increased perfusion than before treatment(P <0.05).Ipsilateral blood flow perfusion were increased before the treatment(P <0.05 ). Conclusion:On the basis of acupuncture treatment,nursing intervention can effectively relieve depression and anxiety in patients with liver stagnation type of facial paralysis,promote whole blood running,make facial vein blood gets raised,so as to improve the symptoms of facial paralysis.%[目的]观察针刺治疗配合中医护理干预对肝郁型周围性面瘫的临床疗效。[方法]对符合纳入标准的57例肝郁型周围性面瘫病人采取分期针刺治疗,同时由护理人员对病人进行穴位按压、情志疏导、健康教育等护理干预。比较治疗前后病人面神经功能分级量表(H B)、抑郁自评量表(SDS)、焦虑自评量表(SAS)评分及面部血流灌注量,并进行疗效分析。[结果]治疗后痊愈13例,显效12例,有效25例,无效7例,总有效率为87.72%;病人 H B、SDS、SAS 量表评分均较治疗前下降(P <0.05);患侧面部

  15. 埋线及针刺穴位联合宫腔内人工授精治疗肥胖型PCOS不孕症的研究%The study of Catgut embedding and acupuncture combined with intrauterine insemination therapy in obese PCOS infertility

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    刘新雄; 刘艳美; 李学余; 梁荣伟; 刘需需; 潘玫麟

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) by catgut implantation and acupuncture points combined intrauterine insemination for obese women. Methods; 60 patients with obese infertile and polycystic ovary syndrome were randomly divided into the treatment group and control group, each group had 30 cases, the patients in the treatment control group were treated with acupuncture plus embedding therapy, the patients in the control group were given metformin by o-ral, the patients in two groups were treated 3 months, and the waist - to - hip ratio ( WHR) and body mass index ( BMI) were observed. The clinical pregnancy rate was observed after Ovulation induction combined with intrauterine insemination treatment. Results: The clinical cure rate and efficiency rate was significantly higher than that in the control group, the difference was statistically significant between the two groups (P0.05). Cycle ovulation rate, and clinical pregnancy rate in treatment group was significantly higher than the control group and LUF incidence and cancellation rate was significantly lower than that in the control group, the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05) . Conclusion: That obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome are treated with catgut embedding and acupuncture combined with intrauterine insemination have better clinical effect and are worthy applied in clinic.%目的 探讨埋线及针刺穴位联合宫腔内人工授精对肥胖型多囊卵巢综合征(pcos)的临床疗效.方法 将肥胖型不孕症多囊卵巢综合征患者60例,随机分为治疗组及对照组,每组各30例,治疗组采用针刺加穴位埋线疗法,对照组口服二甲双胍治疗,共治疗3个月.分别观察治疗前后患者的治疗效果:腰臀比(WHR)及体重指数(BMI).两组治疗三个月后药物促排卵联合宫腔内人工授精治疗后观察临床妊娠情况.结果 治疗组临床治愈率和有效

  16. 针刺复合星状神经节阻滞治疗外伤性上肢截肢术后幻肢痛效果观察%The effect of combination therapy of nerve block and acupuncture for phantom limb pain by amputation of upper extremity after surgery

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    龚琴; 刘莱莉; 罗富荣; 廖荣宗; 高俊青; 陈浩宇

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of combination therapy of nerve block and acupuncture to phantom limb pain of upper extremity after amputation.Methods Eighty patients with phantom limb pain of upper limb were randomly divided into four groups (n=20):20 patients received basic treatment (A group),which included Medications and Psychotherapy,20 patients recieved acupuncture and basic treatment (B group),20 patients recieved nerve block and basic treatment (C group),20 patients recieved nerve block,acupuncture and basic treatment (D group).Scores of VAS,SR-36 and comprehensive comparison of efficacy were used to assess before and after treatment among the four groups.Results visual analogue scales (VAS) scores and SF-36 scores of four groups of patients were significant differences after treatment compared with before treatment (P<0.05).VAS scores decreased after treatment,while SF-36 scores were significantly increased.When compared with A group (52±6),VAS scores of B group (42±8),C group (42±8) and D group (32±6) after treatment decreased significantly,and the differences were statistically significant(P<0.05).Compared with A group(Mental:58±9,Physical:36±5),SF-36 scores of B group(Mental:67±9,Physical:43± 4),C group(Mental:66±6,Physical:43±5) and D group(Mental:77±10,Physical:50±6) after treatment increased significantly,and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05).When compared with B group and C group,VAS scores of D group decreased significantly after treatment,and SF-36 scores were significantly increased(P<0.05).Comprehensive comparison of efficacy of four groups of patients:After treatment for 5 weeks,compared with A group (70%),there was significant difference in comprehensive comparison of efficacy of B group(85%),C group(85%) and D group(100%) (P<0.05).The results suggest that the treatment effect of B group,C group and D group is better than A group,the treatment effect of D group is best among four groups

  17. 针灸治疗多汗症的临床研究概况%Clinical Research on Treatment of Hyperhidrosis by Acupuncture and Moxibustion

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    刘双双; 胡幼平

    2013-01-01

    By Searching clinical research literature that acupuncture and moxibustion treat the hyperhidrosis for recent 20 years, summarize the different methods and therapeutic effect .Therapy for the symptom is from the traditional acupuncture and moxibustion to the combination of acupuncture with cupping , traditional Chinese medicine etc ,and the new therapies such as auricular therapy , point injection , acupoint application bloodlet-ting.And every therapy has a definite effects .The curative effect of acupuncture in combination with other thera-pies are more significant than simple acupuncture .Acupuncture and moxibustion for treating hyperhidrosis has u-nique therapeutic effect , and the therapy is simple and safe with few side effects .%通过检索近20年来针灸治疗多汗症的临床研究文献,总结针灸治疗的不同方法及疗效。针灸治疗多汗的疗法从传统的针灸到针灸与火罐、中药等的结合疗法及耳针、穴位注射、敷贴、刺络放血等新的方法。虽针灸疗法多样,但均疗效确切,且针灸结合疗法较单纯的针刺疗效更显著。针灸治疗多汗症具有独特的疗效,且操作简单安全,毒副作用小。

  18. A Study on the local thermal changes following herbal acupuncture on D.I.T.I.

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    Tae-han Yook

    2001-02-01

    Full Text Available Objectives : This study was done to observe the effect on the local thermal changes of herbal acupuncture on D.I.T.I.. The objects of this study are as follows; If there are remarkable local thermal changes between pre and post herbal acupuncture therapy on D.I.T.I.or not. If there are those, We examine how long that changes are maintained, what the adequate interval is on herbal acupuncture therapy, and what the reaction in a local or whole body are on that therapy. Materials and Methods : To study the local thermal changes in herbal acupuncture therapy, D.I.T.I. was used. Determination of this analysis periods are pre and post-therapy(1 hour, 24hours, 48hours and 7days later. The study group was divided into three groups(comprised 23 students in oriental medical college, Woosuk University. One was NS(Normal Saline group, another was CF(CARTHAMI SEMEN group and the other was BU(FEL URSI + BEZOAR BOVIS group. The Herbal Acupunture solution was injected 0.2ml divide into 0.05ml at the P'ungmun(B12, P'yesu(B13, Pubun(B41, Paek'o(B42 4 points. Then, in order to analyze the clinical form, we have observed response of 23 students whenever we checked the thermal changes of their after perfoming Results : The results were obtained as follows 1. There is no significant dermatothermal changes at NS group and CF group, but BU group have remarkable changes in 24, 48, 72 hours. 2. From post-therapy 1 hour to 48 hours, there is a significant change(p<0.01 at NS-BU group and CF-BU group, But there is none 7 days later. 3. In the analysis of whole or local body reaction, local pain appears at NS group(22%, CF group(11%, BU group(91%, discomfort reaction appears at CF group(14%, BU group(30%. BU group has feel vertigo(13%, drowsy(70% and pain in action(52%. 4. In the analysis of the duration of physical reaction, BU group is most lately maintained. Conclusions : These results suggest that in the physical reaction of herbal acupuncture solutions, BU solution is

  19. Perception of acupuncture among users and nonusers: A qualitative study.

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    Chan, Kara; Siu, Judy Yuen-Man; Fung, Timothy K F

    2016-01-01

    This study uses a qualitative methodology to examine the perception of acupuncture among users and nonusers. Altogether 37 participants, age 35 or older, were interviewed. Participants' perception of advantages and disadvantages of adopting acupuncture, and their criteria in selecting acupuncturists, were collected. Results found that among the user group, acupuncture was perceived as being effective, having little side effects, and generating lasting impact. Among nonusers, acupuncture was perceived as lacking a clinical base, high risk, and nonstandardized. Nonusers had less confidence in acupuncture than biomedicine. Participants relied on social communication and the practitioner's professional qualifications in choosing acupuncturists. Marketing implications are discussed. PMID:26950540

  20. Perception of acupuncture among users and nonusers: A qualitative study.

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    Chan, Kara; Siu, Judy Yuen-Man; Fung, Timothy K F

    2016-01-01

    This study uses a qualitative methodology to examine the perception of acupuncture among users and nonusers. Altogether 37 participants, age 35 or older, were interviewed. Participants' perception of advantages and disadvantages of adopting acupuncture, and their criteria in selecting acupuncturists, were collected. Results found that among the user group, acupuncture was perceived as being effective, having little side effects, and generating lasting impact. Among nonusers, acupuncture was perceived as lacking a clinical base, high risk, and nonstandardized. Nonusers had less confidence in acupuncture than biomedicine. Participants relied on social communication and the practitioner's professional qualifications in choosing acupuncturists. Marketing implications are discussed.

  1. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON BLOOD OXYGEN FREE RADICAL AND NO LEVELS IN TREATMENT OF APOPLECTIC SEQUELAE

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    袁青; 马瑞玲; 靳瑞

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture on blood oxygen free radical (OFR) and nitric oxide(NO) levels in the treatment of apoplectic sequelae. Methods: A total of 61 cases of apoplectic patients were subject-ed into this study and randomly divided into "JIN San Zhen" group (n=30) and control group (n=31). Blood lipid per-oxidase (LPO), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase(GSH-Px) and nitric oxide (NO) contents beforeand after acupuncture treatment were determined with radioimmunoassay. In both groups, acupuncture was given oncedaily, six times a week, with 4 weeks being a therapeutic course and with the interval between two weeks being aweek, 3 courses all together. In "JIN San Zhen" group, acupoints of "JIN San Zhen" were used predominately, whilein control group, scalp-point Motor Sensory Area (MS 8) was used as the main point. Results: Self-comparison showedthat after 3 courses of treatment, in both groups, LPO and NO levels decreased significantly ( P < 0.05 - 0.01 ), SODand GST-Px values increased considerably ( P< 0.05 - 0.01 ). Comparison between two groups indicated that the ef-fects of "JIN San Zhen" group are significantly superior to those of control group in raising blood SOD and GST-Px lev-els ( P< 0.05- 0.01 ) and in lowering blood NO content ( P< 0.01 ). Analysis on the correlation between the restora-tion of neural function and the changes of LPO, SOD and GST-Px levels suggested that the effect of acupuncture in im-proving neural function may be related to changes of the aforementioned indexes. Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy cansignificantly lower blood LPO and NO levels and evidently raise blood SOD and GST-Px levels in stroke patients.

  2. 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.

  3. Acupuncture as an adjunct to pulmonary rehabilitation.

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    Deering, Brenda M

    2012-02-01

    PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by airflow limitation and by both systemic and airway inflammation. In COPD, acupuncture has been shown to improve quality-of-life scores and decrease breathlessness; similar findings have also been reported after pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The hypothesis of this study was that acupuncture in conjunction with pulmonary rehabilitation would improve COPD outcome measures compared to pulmonary rehabilitation alone. METHODS: The design was a randomized prospective study; all subjects had COPD. There were 19 controls, 25 who underwent PR, and 16 who had both acupuncture and PR. The primary outcome measure was a change in measures of systemic inflammation at the end of PR and at 3 month followup. Lung function, including maximum inspiratory pressure (PiMax), quality-of-life scores, functional capacity including steps taken, dyspnea scores, and exercise capacity, were secondary endpoints. RESULTS: After PR, both groups had significantly improved quality-of-life scores, reduced dyspnea scores, improved exercise capacity, and PiMax, but no change in measures of systemic inflammation compared with the controls. There were no differences in most of the outcome measures between the 2 treatment groups except that subjects who had both acupuncture and PR remained less breathless for a longer period. CONCLUSION: The addition of acupuncture to PR did not add significant benefit in most of the outcomes measured.

  4. The Role of Acupuncture in Pain Management.

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    Patil, Shilpadevi; Sen, Sudipta; Bral, Matthew; Reddy, Shanthi; Bradley, Kevin K; Cornett, Elyse M; Fox, Charles J; Kaye, Alan David

    2016-04-01

    Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice of medicine that has gained popularity in Western culture and around the world. It involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues throughout the body with the goal of alleviating pain, tension, and stress. More broadly, acupuncture is actually a family of different procedures. Conceptually, it is believed to stimulate the body's meridians, or energy-carrying channels, in an attempt to correct imbalances and to restore health. These benefits are thought to be derived from the proximity of acupoints with nerves through intracellular calcium ions. This lesson outlines a brief history of acupuncture and how it may be used to treat various types of physical and emotional pain and specific conditions, including overactive bladder and psoriasis. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to enhance endogenous opiates, such as dynorphin, endorphin, encephalin, and release corticosteroids, relieving pain and enhancing the healing process. There are associated risks; however, serious side effects are rare. When compared to traditional methods of pain management, more studies are warranted in order to establish the efficacy of acupuncture and its place in pain management. PMID:26896946

  5. 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.

  6. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON PLASMA GLUCOSE LEVEL IN HUMAN VOLUNTEERS

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    Amit Kumar Chakraborty; Mrigendranath Gantait; Biswapati Mukherjee

    2006-01-01

    Objective To observe the changes of plasma glucose level (PGL) in human volunteers after acupuncture. Methods Seventy-seven human volunteers were taken up from the acupuncture clinic. All of pletion of acupuncture. All cases were at four hours abstinence from food before doing acupuncture. Results Plasma glucose level varied 5 mg% or more in 62 cases (80.51%) and only those were considered for computation. PGL increased in cases who had generally plasma glucose level below 90 mg% before acupuncture;and PGL decreased in cases who had plasma glucose 90 mg% or above. In 10 control cases there was no variation of the considerable level of 5 mg% in any case. Conclusion Bi-directional variation of PGL after acupuncture indicates that acupuncture can be used to maintain optimum PGL through endogenous mechanism,suggesting that it is applicable in controlling hyperglycemia in diabetes mellitus patients.

  7. Study Comment on the Treatment of Hemiplegia after Stroke by Acupuncture and Moxibustion%针灸治疗中风后偏瘫研究述评

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    郭芳芳; 顾兆军

    2012-01-01

    To summarize the research progress on the treatment of hemiplegia after stroke with acupuncture and moxibustion. Methods: The relevant papers in magazines at home since 2007 were collected, analyzed and reviewed. Results: Researches in recent five years mainly centered on the combination of acupuncture and rehabilitation training and the integration of acupuncture and medicine. Conclusion : Acupuncture has definite effects on the treatment of stroke, but further study is needed in the aspects of clinical research of a mul-ticenter randomized comparison, optimization scheme of acupuncture, research on integration of all kinds of therapies, the selection of acupuncture points and their specification etc.%目的:总结针灸治疗中风后偏瘫的研究进展情况.方法:搜集2007年以来国内相关杂志的论文进行分析并进行评述.结果:近5 a的研究主要集中在针刺与康复训练结合的研究以及针药结合的研究.结论:针灸治疗中风的疗效肯定,但在多中心随机对照的临床研究、针灸治疗的优化方案、各种疗法相结合的研究、腧穴的选取及特异性方面需要进一步深入.

  8. 针灸治疗乳腺增生的研究进展%Review on treating mammary glands with acupuncture and moxibustion treatment

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    李盈盈; 周志奇

    2013-01-01

    本文对针灸治疗乳腺增生病的研究进展进行了回顾,主要从针法、灸法、其它疗法等方面进行分析,综述了针灸并用治疗乳腺增生病近况以及研究进展,说明了针灸治疗乳腺增生病具有很好的发展前景。%In this paper, acupuncture and moxibustion research progress of mammary glands were reviewed, mainly analyzed from the acupuncture, moxibustion, other therapies and other aspects. synthesis and use of acupuncture treatment of mammary glands on recent developments and research, explains acupuncture have mammary glands good prospects for development. The author summarizes the current situation and research progress of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment in mammary glands and explains that acupuncture and moxibustion treatment in mammary glands has good development prospects.

  9. A clinical Meta-analysis of treating simple obesity by acupuncture%腹针治疗单纯性肥胖临床疗效Meta分析

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    杨礼泛; 黄龙坚; 吕艳; 郑景辉

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价腹针治疗单纯性肥胖的临床疗效。方法:检索CNKI、维普、万方、PubMed、The Cochrane Library数据库2014年12月以前的腹针治疗单纯性肥胖的有关文献;用jadad评分量表对纳入的文献进行评分,并用Cochrane提供的RevMen5.2软件制作森林图。结果:共检索到2486篇文献,纳入16篇做分析,腹针与体针比较,P=0.73,无统计学差异,腹针治疗单纯性肥胖与体针治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效相等;腹针与药物比较,P<0.05,差异有统计学意义;腹针治疗单纯性肥胖疗效优于药物治疗单纯性肥胖。腹部透刺与单纯腹针组比较,P=0.05,差异无统计学意义,提示腹部透刺治疗单纯性肥胖与单纯腹针治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效相等。腹针与饮食、运动对比,P<0.05,差异有统计学意义,腹针治疗单纯性肥胖疗效优于饮食、运动疗法治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效。结论:腹针治疗单纯性肥胖与体针治疗单纯性肥胖及腹部透刺治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效相等,腹针治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效优于药物治疗单纯性肥胖及饮食、运动治疗单纯性肥胖的疗效,但因纳入文献质量低,结论需要高质量文献去支持。%Objective: To evaluate clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment on simple obesity abdominal. Methods: CNKI, CSTJ, CSPD, PubMed, The Cochrane Iibrary database were searched for the relevant literature before December 2014 on the abdominal acupuncture treatment for simple obesity. Results:Totally 2486 document, included 16 for analysis, abdominal acupuncture and body acupuncture comparison, P=0.73, no statistically signiifcant difference;for simple obesity abdominal acupuncture and body acupuncture treatment showed equal efifcacy;compared with medicines, abdominal acupuncture showed statistically signiifcant difference, P<0.05;abdominal acupuncture more effective than medicine therapy. Comparing abdominal acupuncture

  10. 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.

  11. Canceling Interference in Acupuncture Points Signal

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    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.

  12. Characterization of Deqi Sensation and Acupuncture Effect

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    Xing-Yue Yang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture stimulation elicits deqi, a composite of unique sensations. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM, deqi experienced by patients is often described as suan (aching or soreness, ma (numbness or tingling, zhang (fullness, distention, or pressure, and zhong (heaviness and is felt by the acupuncturists (needle grasping as tense, tight, and full. It is believed that deqi may be an important variable in the studies of the mechanism and efficacy of acupuncture treatment. In recent years, great efforts have been made to understand deqi, which include a couple of questionnaires to qualify and quantify deqi sensations, neuroimaging studies of deqi and acupuncture, physiological mechanisms of deqi, and the relation between deqi and clinical efficacy. However, many problems need to be resolved, and more researches are required to be made in the future.

  13. 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.

  14. Four Acupuncture Methods for Treating Mental Disorders

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    2001-01-01

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

  15. 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.

  16. Integrating Massage, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture in University Clinics: A Guided Student Observation

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    Estrin Dashe, Alejandra A.

    2012-01-01

    Background Several studies have reported on the health benefits of applying an integrated complementary health care model. Purpose This paper presents the results of pilot research focusing on the observations massage therapy students made about complementary health care education and integration during massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments at two university clinics. Setting: Observations took place at Northwestern Health Sciences University’s associated clinics that offered massage, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Research Design: Students directly observed how clinicians and interns educated their patients and integrated other forms of complementary health care into their practice. Participants: chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists, and their patients. All participants were English-speaking and 18–65 years old. Main Outcome Measures: Observations recorded by students in journals about education and integration during massage therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture treatments were coded and counted. Results Qualitative observations showed that clinicians and interns educated patients to some degree, but the clinicians were less apt to integrate other modalities than the interns. Conclusions Observations support that professional integrity may limit clinicians in their ability to integrate multiple modalities of health care while treating patients. Since it is well established that integration of multiple health care modalities is beneficial to patient health, it is recommended that clinics assist their clinical staff in applying an integrative approach to their practice. PMID:22811755

  17. Thermographic Diagnosis for Curative Effect of Acupuncture and Qi-gong

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    JI Hong-wei; LI Ying; CHEN Jin-long; QIN Yu-wen

    2005-01-01

    Thermographic technique can be used to measure temperature distribution of body surface in real-time, non-contact and full-field, which has been successfully used in medical diagnosis, remote sensing, and NDT, etc. The authors have developed a thermographic experiment that can be applied to inspect the effect of action of acupuncture and qi-gong (a system of deep breathing exercises) by measuring the temperature of hand and arm. The observation is performed respectively by thermography for the dynamic changes of temperature of the arm and hand after acupuncture treatment and qi-gong treatment. Thermographic results show that the temperature on the collateral channels increases significantly. In the meantime, it can be seen that the above therapies of traditional Chinese medicine can stimulate the channel collateral system. This also contributes a new basis to the effect of action of the therapies of traditional Chinese medicine. The work shows that thermographic technique is a powerful tool for research in traditional Chinese medicine. In this paper, some thermal images are obtained from the persons treated with acupuncture and qi-gong.

  18. Clinical Study on Electro-acupuncture Treatment for 30 Cases of Mental Depression

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    韩毳; 李晓泓; 罗和春; 赵学英; 李学武

    2004-01-01

    To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of electro-acupuncture therapy for mental depression, 30 cases were treated by electro-acupuncture on Baihui (GV20), Yintang (EX-HN3) and the differential points.Maprotiline was used in the control group of 31 cases. After the treatment, the scores in HAMD for both groups were found to be obviously decreased as compared with those before the treatment (P<0.01),without significant between-group differences (P>0.05). The total effective rate in the treatment group was 96.7%, and that of the control group was 90.3%, showing no significant between-group differences (P>0.05). After the treatment, the two groups all showed obvious decrease in the TCM symptomatic integrals (P<0.01), with significant between-group differences (P<0.05), the integral of the treatment group showing obvious superiority to that of the control group. And the decrease of the Asberg scores testing the side effect of antidepressants of the treatment group was obviously superior to that of the control group. After the treatment, the cortisol (CORT) content and the endothelin-1 (ET-1) content of the two groups were all obviously decreased (P<0.01), and basically turned to normal, without significant between-group differences (P>0.05). Conclusion: Electro-acupuncture therapy can produce the same clinical therapeutic effect as that produced by the tetracyclic drug maprotiline, giving less side effect and better symptomatic improvement.

  19. 外敷中药联合针灸、按摩和理疗治疗膝关节炎临床效果观察%Clinical effect of topical medicine combined with acupuncture, massage and physical therapy on knee arthritis

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    郑杰文

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the topical medicine combined with acupuncture, massage and physiotherapy clinical outcomes in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.Methods 80 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee in patients admitted to our hospital for analysis, according to the different treatment regimens were divided into a control group and the experimental group and the control group received acupuncture, massage therapy combined therapy, and topical joint experimental group on the basis of the control group Chinese medicine treatment, comparing the two groups.Results 95%of the experimental group therapy a significant effect, significantly better than the control group (efficacy rate was 85%) (P<0.05);95% of the experimental group satisfaction program efficacy was significantly higher (satisfaction rate of 65%) (P<0.05);ADL scores for the experimental group (16.2 ±3.7) points, knee function score was (59.6 ±7.5) points, psychological function score was (65.8 ±9.2) points, social function score was (57.2 ±6.5) points, were higher (P<0.05);joint pain index for the experimental group (8.6 ±0.5) points, joint swelling index (9.0 ±0.25) points lower than the control group (P<0.05); experiments group joint activity index (9.4 ±0.1) points, higher than (P<0.05).Conclusions Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee joint used topical medicine acupuncture, massage that had ideal physical therapy effect, should be introduced.%目的:探讨外敷中药联合针灸、按摩和理疗在膝关节炎患者中的临床治疗效果。方法对我院收治的80例膝关节炎患者资料进行分析,根据不同治疗方案将患者分为对照组和实验组,对照组采用针灸、按摩联合理疗治疗,实验组在对照组基础上联合外敷中药治疗,比较两组疗效。结果实验组95%对治疗方案疗效显著,明显优于对照组(疗效有效率为85%)(P<0.05);实验组95%对方案疗效满意,显著高

  20. Study of intervention of balanced nutrition in early period combined with ear acupuncture therapy for the mental and physical development of high-risk children%早期均衡营养联合耳穴疗法干预高危儿体智能发育的研究

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    黄成凤; 付蓉; 万虹; 胡国芳; 陈莉; 张萍; 史方菊; 李霞; 欧仁兵

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of balanced nutrition in early period combined with ear acupuncture therapy intervention on the mental and physical development of high-risk children.Methods One hundred and twenty-five cases of high-risk children were divided into two groups,intervention group of 62 patients and control group of 63 patients.On the basis of conventional therapy,children in control group only received guiding and assessing of general feeding knowledge.Children in intervention group recieved intervention of balanced nutrition education in early period combined with ear acupuncture therapy,and the parents in the family were guided to know how to make and arrange a restable balanced die for children,how to massage the whole ear and rub ear,intensive training.Guidance of dietary assessment,physical examination and mental development tests were regularly conducted.Results Physical development in intervention group was superior to control group,the height,weight and head circumference of intervention group were within the normal range,whereas there were 8 cases of malnutrition,19 cases of obesity,and the abnormal cases accounted for 42.9% in control group; Prevalence of anemia in children with one year old in the intervention group was 3.2% (2 cases),and was 50.8% (32 cases) in the control group,there was significant difference (P < 0.01).There were significant differences in the five functional areas and total development ratio between the two groups (P < 0.01),and the differences gradually increased with age increased.The incidences of retardation and sequelae in intervention group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01).Conclusions Balanced nutrition in early period combined with ear acupuncture therapy is very effective.It can promote the intellectual development of high-risk children,reduce the incidence of neurological sequelae and improve the quality of children' s life.It is simple and should be promoted

  1. Effect of laser acupuncture and auricular acupressure in a child with trismus as a sequela of medulloblastoma.

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    Ferreira, Danielly Cunha Araújo; De Rossi, Andiara; Torres, Carolina Paes; Galo, Rodrigo; Paula-Silva, Francisco Wanderley Garcia; Queiroz, Alexandra Mussolino de

    2014-04-01

    In several countries the most common cause of death in young people is cancer. Patients with head and neck cancer often have complications after cancer treatment. Radiation therapy can cause oral trismus, which is related to high doses of radiation. Although acupuncture is reported to be effective and is widely used for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis by promoting an improvement of motor functions, few reports in the literature demonstrate its effectiveness. We report a case in which the symptoms of a patient with facial paralysis after surgical cancer treatment associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy improved after laser treatment at acupuncture points. Ten weekly sessions of laser therapy were conducted, using the Twin laser device, applied to systemic acupuncture points (LR3, LI4, LI18, LI19, LI20, SI17, SI19, ST4, ST6, ST7, GV20), together with 10 weekly sessions of auricular acupressure. Significant improvement of the trismus was seen, confirmed by the increase in mouth opening from 33.26 to 53.3 mm. The patient's family also noted reduced anxiety and hyperactivity. These results suggest that laser acupuncture and auricular acupressure for trismus and facial paralysis following cancer treatment is worth further investigation. PMID:24384541

  2. Nausea and vomiting in patients receiving acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy

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    Enblom, Anna

    2008-01-01

    Background and aim: Many patients with cancer experience emesis (nausea and vomiting) during radiotherapy. The overall aim of this thesis was to improve the situation for patients with risk for emesis during radiotherapy, by evaluating emesis in patients receiving verum (genuine) acupuncture, sham (simulated) acupuncture or standard care during radiotherapy. Methods: In study I, a cross-sectional sample (n=368) treated with radiotherapy over various fields answered a study-specific questionna...

  3. Clinical Studies on Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis with Acupuncture and Mild Moxibustion

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    Yu Yang; Kang Jingli; Duan Shumin

    2005-01-01

    To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and mild moxibustion on chronic prostatitis and to probe into the mechanism of the therapy. Two hundred patients with chronic prostatitis were randomly divided into two groups so as to observe respectively the changes in clinical symptoms, count of WBC and lecithin corpuscles in succus prostaticus, prostatic capcules and internal echo, tenderness and elasticity of prostate by palpation before and after treatment. After treatment, a remarkable improvement was found in clinical symptoms, succus prostaticus test and ultrasonic examination in the treatment group with a statistically significant difference (P<0.05) as compared to the control group. The treatment of chronic prostatitis with acupuncture and mild moxibustion can remove the stagnation of succus prostaticus, improve the blood circulation in prostate, inhibit or kill the pathogenic micro-organisms, strengthen or regulate the immune function of the patients, improve local blood circulation, eliminate the accumulation of secretion and relieve the obstruction of the prostatic ducts.

  4. [Experiences in prevention and treatment of human rabies with acupuncture and moxibustion in ancient time].

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    Li, Dao-Pi; Chen, Jia-Zhi

    2011-03-01

    By consulting the literatures relevant with the prevention and treatment of human rabies from Tang Dynasty to Qing Dynasty, it was discovered that rabies was caused by wind toxin in mad dog injuring human being. The pathogenesis of rabies was the invasion of dog toxin into the heart. The latent period was ranged from 7 to 100 days. Acupuncture-moxibustion, bloodletting, cupping and other therapies could be used in treatment. But of those different therapies, the various moxibustion methods achieved unique efficacy on the disease. PMID:21644321

  5. Therapeutic Effect of Early Intervention with Electro-Acupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Mild Depression of 30 Cases%电针联合认知行为疗法早期干预轻度抑郁状态30例疗效观察

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    杨学琴; 张文悦; 马文昊; 郭天蔚; 秦丽娜; 杨昕婧; 王思涵; 图娅

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察电针联合认知行为疗法早期干预轻度抑郁状态的临床疗效.方法 将90例轻度抑郁状态患者随机分为心理组、电针组、综合组各30例,心理组采用认知行为疗法进行心理干预,每周1次;电针组选取百会、印堂为主穴进行电针治疗,每周2次;综合组同时采用认知行为疗法及电针治疗,疗程均为8周.治疗前后分别采用汉密尔顿抑郁量表(H AMD)、抑郁自评量表(CES-D)对各组患者进行评价,并比较临床疗效.结果 综合组总有效率为93.33%,明显优于心理组(总有效率68.97%)以及电针组(总有效率79.31%),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).各组患者治疗后HAMD、CES-D评分较治疗前明显下降,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),治疗后综合组与心理组、电针组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 电针联合认知行为疗法是轻度抑郁状态较优化的干预治疗方案.%Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of early intervention with electro-acupuncture (EA) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on mild depression. Methods Ninety mild depression patients were randomized into CBT group, EA group and combined treatment group, with 30 in each. CBT group was intervented with cognitive behavioral therapy, once a week. EA group was given electro-acupuncture at Baihui (GV 20), Yintang (EX-HN3), twice a week. Combined treatment group was given both treatment of CBT group and EA group. The treatment course lasted for 8 weeks. The therapeutic effect was observed and compared before and after the treatment according to Hamilton Depression Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD) and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). Results The total effective rate of the combined treatment group was 93. 33%, which was superior to 68. 97% of CBT group and 79. 31% of EA group (P<0. 05). After treatment, the average scores of HAMD and CES-D decreased significantly in the three groups (P<0. 01

  6. Intervertebral Disc Herniation Treated by Comprehensive Therapy

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    SUN Yu; HUANG Guo-qi

    2007-01-01

    In the treatment of 169 cases of the patients sick with intervertebral disc hemiation by integrated application of acupuncture therapy,Chinese massage therapy and herbal fumigation method.the results showed cure in 129 cases.improvement in 33 cases and failure in 7 cases,and the total effective rate was 95.9%.

  7. 综合康复疗法联合药物治疗Duchenne型肌营养不良患儿30例%The clinical effects of combining acupuncture and physical therapy with drugs in treating children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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    孟庆萍; 史霞; 罗卉

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the therapeutic effects of combining acupuncture and physical therapy with drugs on treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).Methods Sixty infants with DMD were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group (n =30 in each).Both groups were injected with Bozhi glycopeptide and given levocamitine and fructose sodium diphosphate orally.Moreover,the treatment group was additionally given acupuncture and physical therapy.Before and after 90 days of treatment,the time to walk 10 metres and to climb stairs of 2 metres high was measured,as were the serum creatine phosphate kinase (CPK),lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and aspertate aminotransferase (AST) levels of all participants.Results After treatment,the average walking and stair climbing times of both groups were significantly shorter,and those of the treatment group were significantly shorter than those of the control group.Moreover,the average CPK,LDH and AST levels in the treatment group were significantly lower than before treatment and than those of the control group after treatment.There was a significant difference in the overall response rates,with 93% observed in the treatment group and 73% in the control group.Conclusion Combining acupuncture and physical therapy with drugs can significantly increase the mobility and improve the serum CPK,LDH and AST levels of children with DMD.%目的 观察综合康复疗法(针刺、远红外线照射和按摩)联合药物治疗儿童假性肥大性肌营养不良(DMD)的疗效.方法 将DMD 60例患儿按随机数字表法分为治疗组和对照组,每组30例.2组患儿均采用神经内科常规药物治疗,治疗组患儿在此基础上增加综合康复治疗方案,包括针刺、红外线照射和按摩.2组患儿均于治疗前和治疗90 d后(治疗后)进行10m步行时间和上楼梯2 m(含11级楼梯)时间测试,同时进行血清酶磷酸肌酸激酶(CPK)、乳酸脱氢酶(LDH)、天门冬谷草转氨

  8. Prostatosis Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

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    ZHO Chang-quan; LANG Zi-lin; XIN Lin; HUANG Guo-qi

    2003-01-01

    According to differentiation of symptoms and signs, prostatosis was divided into pattern of dampness and heat in the lower energizer, pattern of qi stagnation and blood stasis, pattern of deficiency and cold in the lower abdomen, and pattern of qi deficiency and kidney deficiency. Prostatosis were treated mainly by acupuncture, plus moxibustion and Chinese medicine, and the effect was good.

  9. [Improved performance in endurance sports through acupuncture].

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    Benner, Stefan; Benner, K

    2010-09-01

    In many years of experience in treating athletes with acupuncture, I often had the impression that athletes in endurance sports showed improved performances after such treatments. In order to scientifically verify these impressions, I performed a field test with three groups of runners of different performance levels preparing for a marathon. The first group was given acupuncture, the second a placebo, with the third being the control group. After their maximum pulse rates were recorded, the runners were asked to run 5000m four times in 4 weeks at 75 % of their maximum pulse rate. Their pulse rates were measured for each runner at the finish of the run, and subsequently, one, two and five minutes after the run. Based on these data, the complexity factor (running time multiplied by the respective pulse rate) was calculated for all four recorded pulse rates for each run and each runner. All groups showed statistically significant enhancements in their running times and their complexity factors, but in the case of the runners treated with acupuncture, the improvements were highly significant. Therefore, the field test proves that acupuncture has a significant impact on the performance of the athletes in endurance sports.

  10. Experience in Acupuncture Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia

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    王宏宾; 陈红; 姜宏睿

    2002-01-01

    @@ Clinically, occipital neuralgia is commonly encountered. It is manifested by pain in the unilateral suboccipital and postmastoid region, which may radiate to the upper occipital part, the ear and copular part, and even to the orbit. The pain is severe, and often cause spasm of the cervical muscles. The authors applied acupuncture for treating occipital neuralgia with good therapeutic results reported as follows.

  11. Acupuncture for Cancer-Induced Bone Pain?

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    Carole A. Paley

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Bone pain is the most common type of pain in cancer. Bony metastases are common in advanced cancers, particularly in multiple myeloma, breast, prostate or lung cancer. Current pain-relieving strategies include the use of opioid-based analgesia, bisphosphonates and radiotherapy. Although patients experience some pain relief, these interventions may produce unacceptable side-effects which inevitably affect the quality of life. Acupuncture may represent a potentially valuable adjunct to existing strategies for pain relief and it is known to be relatively free of harmful side-effects. Although acupuncture is used in palliative care settings for all types of cancer pain the evidence-base is sparse and inconclusive and there is very little evidence to show its effectiveness in relieving cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP. The aim of this critical review is to consider the known physiological effects of acupuncture and discuss these in the context of the pathophysiology of malignant bone pain. The aim of future research should be to produce an effective protocol for treating CIBP with acupuncture based on a sound, evidence-based rationale. The physiological mechanisms presented in this review suggest that this is a realistic objective.

  12. Prof. Xiao Shaoqin's Experience in Acupuncture Treatment

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    许国杰

    2001-01-01

    @@ Having been engaged in TCM for 50 years, Prof. Xiao Shaoqin has got rich experience in acupuncture. The author has pursued advanced studies for 3 years under his guidance, and has learned a lot from him. The following is a report of Prof. Xiao Shaoqin's experience for treating 3 typical eases.

  13. Acupuncture for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Systematic Review

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    Hongzhi Tang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for lateral epicondylitis (LE. Methods. Seven databases and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform Search Portal were searched to identify relevant studies. The data were extracted and assessed by two independent authors, and Review Manager Software (V.5.3 was used for data synthesis with effect estimate presented as standard mean difference (SMD and mean difference (MD with a 95% confidence interval. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE was used to assess the level of evidence. Results. Four RCTs with 309 participants were included with poor methodological quality. Participants who received acupuncture and acupuncture plus moxibustion with material insulation were likely to have an improvement in elbow functional status and/or myodynamia. The overall quality rated by GRADE was from very low to low. Two studies reported that the needle pain would be the main reason for the dropout. Conclusion. For the small number of included studies with poor methodological quality, no firm conclusion can be drawn regarding the effect of acupuncture of elbow functional status and myodynamia for LE. This trial is registered with CRD42015016199.

  14. The use of acupuncture in implant dentistry.

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    Vachiramon, Amornpong; Wang, Wendy C; Vachiramon, Tharin

    2004-03-01

    This article aims to review how acupuncture can provide complimentary treatments to patients through implant rehabilitation. The following topics are discussed: control of gagging reflex, control of postoperative vomiting, control of postoperative pain, enhance anesthetic effects, control of anxiety, increase saliva production, enhance immune responses, management of temporomandibular dysfunction, smoking cessation, control diabetic mellitus, stimulation of peripheral nerve regeneration, and adverse effects. PMID:15017306

  15. LU's Combined Acupuncture Techniques for Diarrhea

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    LI Yan-fang; CHEN Chen; NI Zhi-zhen; ZHONG Chen; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    @@ Diarrhea refers to frequent discharge of loose, even watery stool. In clinic, we used the famous acupuncturist LU Shou-yan's combined acupuncture techniques of along-against, lifting-thrusting and quickslow reinforcing and reducing to treat diarrhea. Now it is reported as follows.

  16. Functional Connectivity Modulation by Acupuncture in Patients with Bell's Palsy.

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    Bian, Yunpeng; He, Xiaoxuan; Hu, Sheng; Li, Chuanfu; Xu, Chunsheng; Kan, Hongxing; Xue, Qiuju; Yang, Jun; Qiu, Bensheng

    2016-01-01

    Bell's palsy (BP), an acute unilateral facial paralysis, is frequently treated with acupuncture in many countries. However, the mechanism of treatment is not clear so far. In order to explore the potential mechanism, 22 healthy volunteers and 17 BP patients with different clinical duration were recruited. The resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans were conducted before and after acupuncture at LI4 (Hegu), respectively. By comparing BP-induced functional connectivity (FC) changes with acupuncture-induced FC changes in the patients, the abnormal increased FC that could be reduced by acupuncture was selected. The FC strength of the selected FC at various stages was analyzed subsequently. Our results show that FC modulation of acupuncture is specific and consistent with the tendency of recovery. Therefore, we propose that FC modulation by acupuncture may be beneficial to recovery from the disease. PMID:27293461

  17. Abdominal acupuncture reduces laser-evoked potentials in healthy subjects

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    Pazzaglia, C.; Liguori, S.; Minciotti, I.;

    2015-01-01

    Objective: Acupuncture is known to reduce clinical pain, although the exact mechanism is unknown. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of acupuncture on laser-evoked potential amplitudes and laser pain perception. Methods: In order to evaluate whether abdominal acupuncture...... is able to modify pain perception, 10 healthy subjects underwent a protocol in which laser-evoked potentials (LEPs) and laser pain perception were collected before the test (baseline), during abdominal acupuncture, and 15. min after needle removal. The same subjects also underwent a similar protocol...... in which, however, sham acupuncture without any needle penetration was used. Results: During real acupuncture, both N1 and N2/P2 amplitudes were reduced, as compared to baseline (p . < 0.01). The reduction lasted up to 15. min after needle removal. Furthermore, laser pain perception was reduced during...

  18. Bioelectrical homeostasis as a component of acupuncture mechanism.

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    Zukauskas, G; Dapsys, K

    1991-01-01

    Low frequency electrical current and super-high frequency electromagnetic field were applied to acupuncture points of stomach meridian in dogs. The stimulation effect on Bioelectrical potentials of 5 acupuncture points of stomach, spleen, liver, kidney, small intestine meridians and non-acupuncture skin zones was studied in conditions of blocked autonomic ganglia or neuro-muscular junctions of the dog. The influence of ganglioblockading and myorelaxating drugs on Bioelectrical potentials of acupuncture points was also researched. The results are discussed from the neurohumoural and bioelectrical hypotheses points of view. The conclusion that both mechanisms of acupuncture supplement each other is drawn. The principle of bioelectrical homeostasis as a component of acupuncture mechanism is proposed. Bioelectrical homeostasis along with other kinds of homeostasis forms a system of first level homeostats which is united into second level homeostat by the autonomic nervous system. PMID:1685620

  19. Clinical Observation on Treatment of Migraine with Acupuncture

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    CHEN Ze-lin

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To study the effect of puncturing points Taiyang (Ex-HN 5), Jiaosun (TE 20), Qiuxu (GB 40) and Shenmai (BL 62) on migraine. Methods: The 120 cases in the treatment group were treated with routine acupuncture therapy, while the 40 cases in the control group were treated with Ergotamine and Caffeine Tablet, and then the therapeutic effect and recovery time of the two groups were compared. Results: The recovery rate of the treatment group was 90.0%, which is higher than 70.0% of the control group (P< 0.01). The total effective rate of the treatment group was 100%, which is better than 92.5% of the control group (P < 0.05),The therapeutic effect of the treatment group was significantly better than the control group and the treatment group needed shorter treatment period (P< 0.05). Conclusions: Acupuncture has higher recovery rate and total effective rate as well as shorter treatment period than oral ergotamine and caffeine tablets, which indicated that acupuncture is superior to the routinely-administered oral western tablets in treating migraine.%目的:研究针刺太阳、角孙、丘墟和申脉对偏头痛的影响.方法:观察组120例患者采用常规针刺疗法,对照组40例患者采用口服麦咖片法,并将两组的治疗效果和痊愈时间进行对比观察.结果:观察组痊愈率90.0%高于对照组痊愈率70.0%(P<0.05).观察组总有效率100%好于对照组总有效率92.5%(P<0.01).观察组疗效明显优于对照组.而且观察组患者的治疗时间短(P<0.05).结论:针刺疗法痊愈率、总有效率均高于麦角胺咖啡因片,且疗程短,提示本法疗效优于口服常规西药的方法.

  20. Yes, There Is Deqi Sensation in Laser Acupuncture

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    Gerhard Litscher

    2013-01-01

    Deqi, a composite of unique sensations, is essential for clinical efficacy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is described as a sensory perception of varying character and is mostly ascribed to metal needle acupuncture. However, it can also be elicited by different kinds of laser acupuncture stimulation. This short paper summarizes the current scientific status of deqi in laser stimulation. Different kinds of laser acupuncture are described in a comprehensive form, and the most int...