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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. Somato stimulation and acupuncture therapy.

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

    2016-05-01

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

  3. Acupuncture therapy related cardiac injury.

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    Li, Xue-feng; Wang, Xian

    2013-12-01

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

  4. 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.

  5. Acupuncture therapy for stroke patients.

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    Li, Xin; Wang, Qiang

    2013-01-01

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

  6. [Quality assurance in acupuncture therapy].

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    Kubiena, G

    1996-04-01

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

  7. Bilateral pneumothoraces secondary to acupuncture therapy.

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    Nguyen, Theresa M; Roy, Neil K; Zlupko, George R

    2011-09-01

    Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular in the United States for a wide variety of uses, ranging from the treatment of chronic back pain to aiding in addiction therapy. As this form of complementary and alternative medicine becomes more prevalent in certain areas of the country, it is of paramount importance that the emergency physician be familiar with its methods and potential complications. In general, acupuncture is perceived as fairly safe. However, it is not without risks or side effects. In this case report, we discuss the history, methods, and common complications of acupuncture in the context of a patient who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with bilateral pneumothoraces secondary to acupuncture therapy.

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

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    Zanini, F

    1983-04-21

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

  9. CLINICAL APPLICATION OF ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    张玉倩; 李云芳; 王廷华

    2004-01-01

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

  10. Treating angina pectoris by acupuncture therapy.

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Kim sung-chul

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective : This study was performed to compare needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy with only needle acupuncture therapy in VAS and pain threshold. Methods : We used pressure algometer to evaluate the change of pain threshold before and after treatment. The numberical value of pressure algometer is obtained twice and averaged by identical acupuncturist. Visual analogue scale(VAS was used to estimate the efficacy of needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy. Result : The following results were obtained; 1. The significant difference in VAS was showed before and after treatment in only needle acupuncture therapy. 2. The significant difference in pain threshold and VAS was showed before and after treatment in needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy. 3. In the pain threshold, the significant difference between only needle acupuncture and needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy was not showed. 4. Needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy showed the more effective change of VAS than only needle acupuncture therapy. Conclusion : In the pain control, needle acupuncture combined herbal acupuncture therapy is more effective than only needle acupuncture therapy.

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

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    2005-01-01

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

  13. A new diode laser acupuncture therapy apparatus

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    Li, Chengwei; Huang, Zhen; Li, Dongyu; Zhang, Xiaoyuan

    2006-06-01

    Since the first laser-needles acupuncture apparatus was introduced in therapy, this kind of apparatus has been well used in laser biomedicine as its non-invasive, pain- free, non-bacterium, and safetool. The laser acupuncture apparatus in this paper is based on single-chip microcomputer and associated by semiconductor laser technology. The function like traditional moxibustion including reinforcing and reducing is implemented by applying chaos method to control the duty cycle of moxibustion signal, and the traditional lifting and thrusting of acupuncture is implemented by changing power output of the diode laser. The radiator element of diode laser is made and the drive circuit is designed. And chaos mathematic model is used to produce deterministic class stochastic signal to avoid the body adaptability. This function covers the shortages of continuous irradiation or that of simple disciplinary stimulate signal, which is controlled by some simple electronic circuit and become easily adjusted by human body. The realization of reinforcing and reducing of moxibustion is technological innovation in traditional acupuncture coming true in engineering.

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

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    Kim, Hee Jin; Jeon, Beom S

    2014-06-15

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. [Effect of acupuncture therapy on appetite of obesity patients].

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    Yao, Hong; Chen, Jian-Xiong; Zhang, Zi-Qian; Pan, Yu; Zheng, Jie; Tong, Juan

    2012-12-01

    To observe the effect of acupuncture intervention on the appetite of obesity patients. A total of 118 obesity patients were randomized into acupuncture group (76 cases, treated by true acupuncture needles) and placebo group (42 cases, treated by placebo acupuncture needles) using single-blind method. All the patients of the two groups were ordered to control their diet during the treatment. The acupoints around the umbilicus [Zhongwan (CV 12), Zhongji (CV 3), Daheng (SP 15), Xiawan (CV 10), Shimen (CV 5) and Tianshu (ST 25), etc.] and Liangqiu (ST 34), Zusanli (ST 36), and Yin-lingquan (SP 9) were punctured with filiform needles which were manipulated with uniform reducing and reinforcing method for a while tijl "Deqi" and retained for 30 min. The treatment was conducted once every other day, 12 times altogether. Body mass index (BMI), and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores of eating-desire and hunger feeling and prospective food consumption were measured before and after the treatment. The gastric fluid survival rate (GFSR) was evaluated by using ultrasound scanning. The BMI in the acupuncture group was obviously declined after the treatment in comparison with the placebo group (P acupuncture group ( P 0.05). The GFSR was obviously increased in the acupuncture group compared to the placebo group (P Acupuncture therapy can significantly decrease BMI and delay the digesting time and control the appetite in obesity patients, which may contribute to its effect in body weight reduction.

  18. [Achievements and enlightenment of modern acupuncture therapy for stroke based on the neuroanatomy].

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    Chen, Li-Fang; Fang, Jian-Qiao; Chen, Lu-Ni; Wang, Chao

    2014-04-01

    Up to now, in the treatment of stroke patients by acupuncture therapy, three main representative achievements involving scalp acupuncture intervention, "Xing Nao Kai Qiao" (restoring consciousness and inducing resuscitation) acupuncture technique and nape acupuncture therapy have been got. Regarding their neurobiological mechanisms, the scalp acupuncture therapy is based on the functional localization of the cerebral cortex, "Xing Nao Kai Qiao" acupuncture therapy is closely related to nerve stem stimulation, and the nape acupuncture therapy is based on the nerve innervation of the regional neck-nape area in obtaining therapeutic effects. In fact, effects of these three acupuncture interventions are all closely associated with the modern neuroanatomy. In the treatment of post-stroke spastic paralysis, cognitive disorder and depression with acupuncture therapy, modern neuroanatomical knowledge should be one of the key theoretical basis and new therapeutic techniques should be explored and developed continuously.

  19. 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.

  20. Acupuncture

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

  1. Somatoautonomic reflexes in acupuncture therapy: A review.

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    Uchida, Sae; Kagitani, Fusako; Sato-Suzuki, Ikuko

    2017-03-01

    Oriental therapies such as acupuncture, moxibustion, or Anma, have been used to treat visceral disorders since ancient times. In each of these therapies, stimulation of the skin or underlying muscles leads to excitation of afferent nerves. The sensory information is carried to the central nervous system, where it is transferred to autonomic efferents, thus affecting visceral functions. This neuronal pathway, known as the "somatoautonomic reflex", has been systematically studied by Sato and his colleagues for over a half century. Nearly all their studies were conducted in anesthetized animals, whereas human patients are conscious. Responses in patients or the events following therapeutic somatic stimulation may differ from those observed in anesthetized animals. In fact, it is increasingly apparent that the responses in patients and animals are not always coincident, and the differences have been difficult for clinicians to reconcile. We review the mechanism of the "somatoautonomic reflex" as described in anesthetized animals and then discuss how it can be applied clinically. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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

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    2014-01-01

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

  3. [Bibliometrics study on indications of acupuncture therapy based on foreign acupuncture clinical trials].

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    He, Wei; Tong, Yuan-Yuan; Zhao, Ying-Kai; Rong, Pei-Jing; Wang, Hong-Cai

    2012-10-01

    In the present paper, the authors make a bibliometrics study on clinical indications of acupuncture therapy based on the published foreign articles about acupuncture clinical trials collected from PubMed database and Excerpta Medica database (EMbase). In 1996, 64 acupuncture indications were declared by WHO in Milan conference. But in recent 15 years, clinical trials have been conducted extensively in the foreign countries. Till now, 77 new indications for acupuncture therapy have been found in the foreign journals. The authors recommended that 29 indications (knee osteoarthritis, critique age problems, muscular fasciae ache, anxiety, etc.) should be added to the first class, 4 indications (irritable bowel syndrome, malposition, backache, simple obesity) should be upgraded from the second class to the first class, and the other 3 indications (childbirth pain, male and female barren) should be upgraded from the third class to the first class due to their application frequency in clinical trials. Increase of clinical indications reflects extensive application of acupuncture therapy and may help providing a better service for people's health.

  4. Acupuncture Therapy and Incidence of Depression After Stroke.

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    Lu, Chung-Yen; Huang, Hsin-Chia; Chang, Hen-Hong; Yang, Tsung-Hsien; Chang, Chee-Jen; Chang, Su-Wei; Chen, Pei-Chun

    2017-06-01

    We investigated whether use of acupuncture within a 3-month poststroke period after hospital discharge is associated with reduced risk of depression. This cohort study included 16 046 patients aged ≥18 years with an initial hospitalization for stroke during 2000 and 2012 in the claims database of a universal health insurance program. Patients who had received acupuncture therapies within 3 months of discharge were defined as acupuncture users (n=1714). All patients were followed up for incidence of depression until the end of 2013. We assessed the association between use of acupuncture and incidence of depression using Cox proportional hazards models in all subjects and in propensity score-matched samples consisting of 1714 pairs of users and nonusers. During the follow-up period, the incidence of depression per 1000 person-years was 11.1 and 9.7 in users and nonusers, respectively. Neither multivariable-adjusted Cox models (hazard ratio, 1.04; 95% confidence interval, 0.84-1.29) nor the propensity score-matching model (hazard ratio, 1.06; 95% confidence interval, 0.79-1.42) revealed an association between use of acupuncture and incidence of depression. In patients admitted to hospital for stroke, acupuncture therapy within 3 months after discharge was not associated with subsequent incidence of depression. © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

  5. Live bee acupuncture (Bong-Chim) dermatitis: dermatitis due to live bee acupuncture therapy in Korea.

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    Park, Joon Soo; Lee, Min Jung; Chung, Ki Hun; Ko, Dong Kyun; Chung, Hyun

    2013-12-01

    Live bee acupuncture (Bong-Chim) dermatitis is an iatrogenic disease induced by so-called live bee acupuncture therapy, which applies the honeybee (Apis cerana) stinger directly into the lesion to treat various diseases in Korea. We present two cases of live bee acupuncture dermatitis and review previously published articles about this disease. We classify this entity into three stages: acute, subacute, and chronic. The acute stage is an inflammatory reaction, such as anaphylaxis or urticaria. In the chronic stage, a foreign body granuloma may develop from the remaining stingers, similar to that of a bee sting reaction. However, in the subacute stage, unlike bee stings, we see the characteristic histological "flame" figures resulting from eosinophilic stimulation induced by excessive bee venom exposure. We consider this stage to be different from the adverse skin reaction of accidental bee sting.

  6. Acupuncture therapy for angina pectoris: a systematic review.

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    Chen, Ji; Ren, Yulan; Tang, Yong; Li, Zhengjie; Liang, Fanrong

    2012-12-01

    To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapy for angina pectoris. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) concerned with acupuncture treatment of angina pectoris were identified by searching Academic Source Premier, MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded, and three Chinese databases (China biology medicine database, China national knowledge infrastructure, and VIP database for Chinese technical periodicals). The valid data were extracted in accordance with our inclusion and exclusion criteria. The main outcomes of the included studies were synthesized using Revman 5.1. Twenty-one articles on 16 individual studies were included and evaluated as having high or moderate risk of bias according to the standards of the Cochrane Collaboration. Meta-analysis indicated that acupuncture combined with conventional drugs (ACCD) was superior to conventional drugs alone in reducing the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) [OR = 0.18, 95% CI (0.04, 0.84), P = 0.03]. Moreover, ACCD was superior to conventional drugs in the relief of angina symptoms [OR = 4.23, 95% CI (2.73, 6.56), P Acupuncture by itself was also superior to conventional drugs for angina symptoms [OR = 3.59, 95% CI (1.76,7.92), P = 0.0004] and ECG improvement [OR = 3.07, 95% CI (1.54, 6.10), P = 0.001]. ACCD was superior to conventional drugs in shortening the time to onset of angina relief [WMD = -1.40, 95% CI (-1.65, -1.15), P acupuncture treatment than for conventional treatment alone [WMD = 2.43, 95% CI (1.63, 3.23), P acupuncture and ACCD relieved angina symptoms and improved ECG. However, compared with conventional treatment, acupuncture showed a longer delay before its onset of action. This indicates that acupuncture is not suitable for emergency treatment of heart attack. Owing to the poor quality of the current evidence, the findings of this systematic review need to be verified by more RCTs to enhance statistical power.

  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. Acupuncture Therapy in a Group Setting for Chronic Pain.

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    Kligler, Benjamin; Nielsen, Arya; Kohrrer, Corinne; Schmid, Tracy; Waltermaurer, Eve; Perez, Elidania; Merrell, Woodson

    2017-06-08

     This project was designed to test the feasibility and effectiveness of acupuncture therapy given in a group setting for chronic pain.  Nonrandomized, repeated measures quasi-experimental trial.  Care was delivered in a primary care clinic waiting area after clinic hours.  Included were primary care patients (≥18 years old) with chronic pain of the neck, back, shoulder, or osteoarthritis of any site of at least three months' duration.  Subjects received eight weekly acupuncture therapy sessions in a group setting. Acupuncture therapy included a combination of palpation, acupuncture needling, Tui na, Gua sha, and auricular treatment. Baseline pain levels were established in a two- to four-week run-in; assessment of the intervention impact on pain intensity, mood, and functional status were made at the end of the treatment period (eight weeks) and 16 weeks after completion of intervention (24 weeks).  Of the total 113 participants recruited for the trial, 96 completed the 24-week protocol. We found a statistically and clinically significant decrease in pain severity, pain interference, and depression in our study population. There were no serious adverse events.  Acupuncture therapy offered in the group setting was effective in reducing pain severity, pain interference, and depression in patients with chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain or osteoarthritis. Benefit persisted through the 24-week measure despite no additional treatment. This finding has potentially important implications for improving access to effective acupuncture treatment for patients with limited financial resources.

  9. 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

  10. [Acupuncture combined with catgut embedding therapy for treatment of 158 cases of facial paralysis].

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    Li, Ling

    2005-03-01

    To observe therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with catgut embedding therapy on peripheral facial paralysis. Treatment group of 158 cases were treated by acupuncture combined with catgut embedding therapy and control group of 54 cases were treated by acupuncture, and their therapeutic effects were compared. There was no significant difference in the total effective rate (P > 0.05), but the cured rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P Acupuncture combined with catgut embedding therapy is a better therapy for facial paralysis.

  11. [Acupuncture combined with traction therapy for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review].

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    Li, Xiu-zhen; Chen, Hai-yong; Zheng, Xiao; Liu, Nong-yu

    2014-09-01

    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with traction therapy for lumbar disc herniation, providing the basis for future research strategies. Randomized control trials. (RCT) of acupuncture combined with traction therapy for lumber disc herniation at home and abroad from 2000 to 2013 were searched, analysis and evaluation of literature and strength of evidence were based on the principles and methods of Evidence-based Medicine. The total effective rate and curative rate were considered as primary outcome measures; pain improvement, quality of life, relapse rate and adverse effects were considered as secondary outcome measures. Seventeen RCTs were identified, Meta-analysis showed that (1) total effective rate and curative rate: acupuncture combined with traction therapy was better than single therapy (acupuncture or traction); (2) pain improvement: acupuncture combined with traction therapy was better than traction therapy; (3) relapse rate: current evidence could not support the conclusion that acupuncture combined with traction therapy was better than traction therapy. Acupuncture combined with traction therapy for lumbar disc herniation was effective. However, the included studies were with high risk of bias, important outcome measures such as quality of life, relapse rate and adverse effects were not found in most of the studies. Current evidence has not yet been able to fully reflect acupuncture combined with traction therapy for lumbar disc herniation is better than single therapy, so more RCTs of higher quality are needed to further confirm its efficacy and safety.

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

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

    2013-07-01

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

  13. Effects of a laser acupuncture therapy on treating pain

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

    2001-10-01

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

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

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

  15. Acupuncture

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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

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

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

    2007-05-01

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

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

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

    2015-10-01

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. [Profound meaning of acupuncture taboos in Internal Classic based on the fault of reinforcing and reducing technique by mind conduction of acupuncture therapy].

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    Qin, Yuge; Wang, Feng; Qin, Yuheng; Li, Li; Li, Mei

    2016-05-01

    By analyzing the acupuncture taboos in Neijing (Internal Classic) on clinical application of mind conduction of acupuncture therapy in going against the actual situation, astronomy and others, it is found that the relevant acupuncture taboo implies many subtle mysteries of human body, qi, mind and astronomy, which have not been discovered yet in modern science and are very significant in qi protection. In Neijing, the acupuncture physicians have been highly required in the mind treatment, in which, accurately regulating qi circulation is the target in the treatment. The mind conduction is used for qi circulation to accomplish accurately the reinforcing or reducing in the deficiency or excess condition. All of the taboos are provided to normalize the accuracy of reinforcing and reducing technique of acupuncture therapy and avoid the damage of qi in human body. Hence, those taboos must be obeyed so as to prevent from serious consequence and ensure the safety of this acupuncture therapy.

  2. TREATMENT OF CHRONIC BRONCHITIS WITH FIFTY-YING-ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

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    袁民

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of Fifty-ying acupuncture therapy for treatment of chronic bronchitis, and to explore its underlying mechanisms. Methods: A total of 36 out- and in-patients with chronic bronchitis including 10 cases of asthma were subjected into this study. Among them, 20 cases were qi-deficiency type and 16 qi-yin-deficiency with phlegm-clamp type. The changes of symptoms, T-lymphocyte subgroups of CD3+, CD4+, CD8+,CD4+/CD8+, soluble interleuki-2 receptor ( SIL-2R), interleukin-6(IL-6), IgG, IgA and IgM before and after treatment were observed and detected using monoclonal indirect fluorescence method, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and nephelometry respectively. Results: (1)The effective rate of qi-dificiency type was 100% and that of qi-yin-deficiency with phlegm-damp type 87.5%. (2) After acupuncture treatment, in qi-deficiency type patients, serum IgG, IgA and IgM contents increased significantly (P< 0. 001) in comparison with pre-treatment and in qi-yin-deficiency with phlegm-damp type patients, IgG level lowered obviously. Serum SIL-2R and CD4+/CD8+ decreased obviously(P<0.01, 0.001), CD3+, CD4+ and CD8+ increased evidently (P<0.01). Conclusion: The Fifty-ying acupuncture therapy can better clinical symptoms of chronic bronchitis patients through its resultant up-regulation of the immune system function.

  3. Acupuncture

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Stem Cells and Herbal Acupuncture Therapy

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    Ki Rok Kwon

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Stem cell therapy implies the birth of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine signify treatment through regeneration of cells which was impossible by existing medicine. Stem cell is classified into embryonic stem cell and adult stem cell and they have distinctive benefits and limitations. Researches on stem cell are already under active progression and is expected to be commercially available in the near future. One may not relate the stem cell treatment with Oriental medicine, but can be interpreted as the fundamental treatment action of Oriental medicine is being investigated in more concrete manner. When it comes to difficult to cure diseases, there is no boundary between eastern and western medicine, and one must be ready to face and overcome changes lying ahead.

  7. 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

  8. Meta-analysis of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of stable angina pectoris.

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    Zhang, Ze; Chen, Min; Zhang, Li; Zhang, Zhe; Wu, Wensheng; Liu, Jun; Yan, Jun; Yang, Guanlin

    2015-01-01

    Angina pectoris is a common symptom imperiling patients' life quality. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for stable angina pectoris. Clinical randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the efficacy of acupuncture to conventional drugs in patients with stable angina pectoris were searched using the following database of PubMed, Medline, Wanfang and CNKI. Overall odds ratio (ORs) and weighted mean difference (MD) with their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated by using fixed- or random-effect models depending on the heterogeneity of the included trials. Total 8 RCTs, including 640 angina pectoris cases with 372 patients received acupuncture therapy and 268 patients received conventional drugs, were included. Overall, our result showed that acupuncture significantly increased the clinical curative effects in the relief of angina symptoms (OR=2.89, 95% CI=1.87-4.47, Pacupuncture therapy was superior to conventional drugs. Although there was no significant difference in overall effective rate relating reduction of nitroglycerin between two groups (OR=2.13, 95% CI=0.90-5.07, P=0.09), a significant reduction on nitroglycerin consumption in acupuncture group was found (MD=-0.44, 95% CI=-0.64, -0.24, Pacupuncture therapy than for traditional medicines (MD=2.44, 95% CI=1.64-3.24, Pacupuncture therapy were found. Acupuncture may be an effective therapy for stable angina pectoris. More clinical trials are needed to systematically assess the role of acupuncture in angina pectoris.

  9. Combination of Physical and Acupuncture Therapy: Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy (ASPT)

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    Suzuki, Toshiaki; Tani, Makiko; Onigata, Chieko; Bunno, Yoshibumi; Yoshida, Sohei

    2013-01-01

    We introduced Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy (ASPT) as a combination of physical and acupuncture therapy. The characteristics of ASPT were as follows. We pressed acupoints on the meridians running through the affected muscles. The magnitude and duration of acupressure stimulation were maximized to alter muscle tonus and not cause pain to the patient. We demonstrated its effects by scientific research using EMG and clinical evaluation in patients with knee contracture. In the future, we...

  10. [Effects of acupuncture therapy on low back pain and/or knee pain in elderly patients].

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    Washio, M; Takasugi, S; Arai, Y

    2001-07-01

    In April 1999, 75 elderly patients (mean age: 79 years old) with low back pain and/or knee pain visited an acupuncture and physical therapy unit in a geriatric hospital. A cross-sectional study was carried out in order to evaluate the effects of acupuncture therapy on low back pain and/or knee pain in elderly patients. Among them, 60 patients answered that their pain diminished following their therapy. The proportion of patients who were treated with acupuncture therapy were higher in these 60 patients than the other 15 patients (55.5% vs. 26.7%, p = 0.05). The result suggests that acupuncture therapy may be able to relieve low back pain and/or knee pain in elderly patients. However, 46% of the patients with acupuncture therapy were also treated with other types of physical therapy. Further studies should be recommended to confirm the effects of acupuncture therapy on low back pain and/or knee pain.

  11. Laser acupuncture versus reflexology therapy in elderly with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Adly, Afnan Sedky; Adly, Aya Sedky; Adly, Mahmoud Sedky; Serry, Zahra M H

    2017-07-01

    The purposes of this study are to determine and compare efficacy of laser acupuncture versus reflexology in elderly with rheumatoid arthritis. Thirty elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis aged between 60 and 70 years were classified into two groups, 15 patients each. Group A received laser acupuncture therapy (904 nm, beam area of 1cm(2), power 100 mW, power density 100 mW/cm(2), energy dosage 4 J, energy density 4 J/cm(2), irradiation time 40 s, and frequency 100,000 Hz). The acupuncture points that were exposed to laser radiation are LR3, ST25, ST36, SI3, SI4, LI4, LI11, SP6, SP9, GB25, GB34, and HT7. While group B received reflexology therapy, both offered 12 sessions over 4 weeks. The changes in RAQoL, HAQ, IL-6, MDA, ATP, and ROM at wrist and ankle joints were measured at the beginning and end of treatment. There was significant decrease in RAQoL, HAQ, IL-6, and MDA pre/posttreatment for both groups (p < 0.05); significant increase in ATP pre/posttreatment for both groups (p < 0.05); significant increase in ankle dorsi-flexion, plantar-flexion, wrist flexion, extension, and ulnar deviation ROM pre/posttreatment in group A (p < 0.05); and significant increase in ankle dorsi-flexion and ankle plantar-flexion ROM pre/posttreatment in group B (p < 0.05). Comparison between both groups showed a statistical significant decrease in MDA and a statistical significant increase in ATP in group A than group B. Percent of changes in MDA was 41.82%↓ in group A versus 21.68%↓ in group B; changes in ATP was 226.97%↑ in group A versus 67.02%↑ in group B. Moreover, there was a statistical significant increase in ankle dorsi-flexion, ankle plantar-flexion, wrist flexion, wrist extension, and radial deviation in group A than group B. Laser therapy is associated with significant improvement in MDA and ATP greater than reflexology. In addition, it is associated with significant improvement in ankle dorsi-flexion, ankle plantar-flexion, wrist flexion

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Acupuncture therapy for infants: a preliminary report on reasons for consultation, feasibility, and tolerability.

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    Gentry, Katherine R; McGinn, Kathleen L; Kundu, Anjana; Lynn, Anne M

    2012-07-01

      The aim of this retrospective review was to determine the feasibility, safety, and potential therapeutic effects of acupuncture in an inpatient infant population and to obtain data that would support the design of a randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture in infants.   Hospitalized infants are often exposed to sedative and analgesic medications to facilitate intensive and invasive medical care. With increasing concern about the potential neurotoxic effects of common analgesic and sedative medications, minimizing an infant's exposure to such agents is desirable. Acupuncture can be therapeutic in adults and children, but data in infants are lacking.   We performed a retrospective chart review of infants who received acupuncture during hospitalizations between 2008 and 2010. Demographic data, diagnoses, reason for acupuncture consult, ventilator settings, sedative/analgesic medication regimens, details of acupuncture therapy, and adverse effects were among data collected.   Ten infants were identified in this review, seven of whom had agitation issues, two of whom had feeding difficulties, and one had both symptoms. Six of the eight infants with agitation had a decrease in the use of sedative and analgesic medications over the acupuncture therapy period, and four of five initially requiring mechanical ventilation were successfully weaned. One of the three infants with oral aversion transitioned rapidly to oral intake. Acupuncture therapy was well tolerated, and there were no complications observed.   In this small group of hospitalized infants, acupuncture was found to be safe, well tolerated, and therapeutic. More studies are warranted to define the role of acupuncture in this population. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  16. Acupuncture

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

  17. Acupuncture

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

  18. [Acupuncture therapy for arrhythmia and other cardiac disorders: clinical and laboratory investigation].

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    Kang, Xue-zhi; Xia, Ying

    2009-12-01

    Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture therapy is effective for certain cardiovascular diseases, especially cardiac arrhythmia resulting from neural dysfunction. The therapeutic efficacy varies depending on types of diseases, acupoints stimulated and acupuncture manipulation (or electroacupuncture parameters). The mechanistic research shows that acupuncture signal initiated at the acupoints is transferred to the brain through afferent nervous pathway and thus modulates the function of neurotransmitter systems. Then, the output signaling cascades relieve the cardiovascular dysfunction through efferent neural regulation. There are also several lines of evidence suggesting that the acupuncture effects involve complex mechanisms at multiple levels, including intracellular signal transduction, gene expression, endocrine secretion, humoral and dielectric regulation. Therefore, the acupuncture effects on cardiovascular disorders are dependent on an integrated mechanism mediated by multiple factors at central and peripheral levels. However, the detail of the mechanism is largely unclear yet. The potential problems in the literature are briefly discussed in this review.

  19. 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.

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

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

    2013-09-01

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

  1. Role of collagen fibers in acupuncture analgesia therapy on rats.

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    Yu, Xiaojia; Ding, Guanghong; Huang, Hong; Lin, Jun; Yao, Wei; Zhan, Rui

    2009-01-01

    Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese therapeutic technique, has been put into practice for more than 4000 years and widely used for pain management since 1958. However, what is the mechanism underlying the acupuncture for analgesia effects by stimulation of acupoints, what substances receive the original mechanical acupuncture signals from the acupoints, or what transforms these signals into effective biological signals are not well understood. In this work, the role of collagen fibers at acupoints during acupuncture analgesia on rats was investigated. When the structure of the collagen fibers at Zusanli (ST36) was destroyed by injection of type I collagenase, the needle force caused by the acupuncture declined and the analgesic effects of rotation or lift-thrusting manipulations was attenuated accompanying the restraint of the degranulation ratios of mast cells. We propose that collagen fibers play an important role in acupuncture-induced analgesia, and they participate in signal transmission and transform processes.

  2. The effect of acupuncture therapy on pain perception and coping strategies: a preliminary report.

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    Gamus, Dorit; Meshulam-Atzmon, Vered; Pintov, Shay; Jacoby, Rebecca

    2008-09-01

    The objective of the present study was to examine the effect of acupuncture on the perception of pain and coping strategies, thus focusing on the psychological aspects of pain. The study was conducted in two complementary and alternative medicine clinics of public hospitals. Forty-one patients scheduled for routine acupuncture therapy because of chronic musculoskeletal pain were recruited for the study to receive eight acupuncture treatments. Twenty-four patients completed the treatment schedule and filled two self-reported questionnaires before and after therapy: (1) Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R); and (2) Coping Strategies questionnaire (Brief COPE). A significant improvement was found in the following measures related to pain perception: timeline (chronic versus acute), treatment control, and personal control. Additionally, significant improvement was displayed in three measures related to coping strategies: positive reframing, religion, and venting. The results indicate that acupuncture therapy might be efficient in changing patient's pain perception from chronic to acute and in enhancing their sense of personal and treatment control over their pain. In addition, acupuncture therapy partially improved coping strategies. The present study provides further validation for acupuncture therapy in pain and highlights its possible role in affecting the psychological aspects of pain.

  3. Acupuncture: An alternative therapy in medicine and dentistry

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    Sharad Vaidya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available An introduction to the practical application of acupuncture is presented in the light of current research. Acupuncture could supplement conventional treatment modalities. Its value in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome and facial pain has been well-documented. Although, it may be useful in the control of post-operative pain, its use as sole analgesia for operative care is questionable. The aim of this paper is to give a broad introduction to acupuncture to the general and dental practitioner and to emphasize the scientific background for acupuncture.

  4. Clinical Studies on HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG Herbal Acupuncture Therapy on Headache

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    Lee, Dae-Yong

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective: There are many treatments for headache. We suggested the clinical effect and utilization of HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG herbal acupuncture on headache. Methods: 1. We injected distillation of HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG(2.0cc on Both Pung-Ji(GB20 of patients. In 20 minutes later, We examined therapeutic value of headache. 2. We examined effects of HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG Herbal acupuncture by sex , age, area of headache, period of history, degree of headache. Results and Conclusions: 1. There was a significantly effect of HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG Herbal acupuncture on headache. 2. In therapeutic value, The effect of HWANGRYUNHAEDOKTANG Herbal acupuncture by each type is significant.

  5. [Acupuncture therapy for the improvement of sleep quality of outpatients receiving methadone maintenance treatment: a randomized controlled trial].

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    Li, Yi; Liu, Xue-bing; Zhang, Yao

    2012-08-01

    To study the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for the improvement of sleep quality of outpatients receiving methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). Using randomized double-blinded controlled design, seventy-five MMT outpatients with low sleep quality [score of Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) > or = 8], were randomly assigned to the acupuncture group (38 cases) and the sham-acupuncture group (37 cases). All patients maintained previous MMT. Acupuncture was applied to Baihui (GV20), Shenmen (bilateral, TF4), Shenting (GV24), Sanyinjiao (bilateral, SP6), and Sishencong (EX-HN1) in the acupuncture group. The same procedures were performed in the sham-acupuncture group, but not to the acupoints (5 mm lateral to the acupoints selected in the acupuncture group) with shallow needling technique. The treatment was performed 5 times each week for 8 successive weeks. The PSQI was assessed before treatment, at the end of the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th week of the treatment. The detection ratio of low sleep quality and the incidence of adverse acupuncture reactions were compared between the two groups at the end of the 8th week. The overall PSQI score was obviously higher in the acupuncture group than in the sham-acupuncture group with statistical difference (P acupuncture group (60.53%, 23/38 cases) than in the sham-acupuncture group (83.78%, 31/37 cases) with statistical difference (P acupuncture reaction was 5.26% (2/38 cases) in the acupuncture group and 2.70% (1/37 cases) in the sham-acupuncture group respectively, showing no statistical difference (P > 0.05). Acupuncture therapy could effectively and safely improve the sleep quality of outpatients receiving MMT.

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

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

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

  7. Acupuncture

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    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. Neuroplasticity Changes on Human Motor Cortex Induced by Acupuncture Therapy: A Preliminary Study.

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    Yang, Yi; Eisner, Ines; Chen, Siqi; Wang, Shaosong; Zhang, Fan; Wang, Linpeng

    2017-01-01

    While neuroplasticity changes measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation have been proved to be highly correlated to motor recovery and have been tested in various forms of interventions, it has not been applied to investigate the neurophysiologic mechanism of acupuncture therapy. The aim of this study is to investigate neuroplasticity changes induced by a single session of acupuncture therapy in healthy adults, regarding the excitability change on bilateral primary motor cortex and interhemispheric inhibition. Ten subjects took a 30-minute acupuncture therapy and the same length relaxing phase in separate days. Transcranial magnetic stimulation measures, including resting motor threshold, amplitudes of motor-evoked potential, and interhemispheric inhibition, were assessed before and 10 minutes after intervention. Acupuncture treatment showed significant changes on potential amplitude from both ipsilateral and contralateral hemispheres to acupuncture compared to baseline. Also, interhemispheric inhibition from the contralateral motor cortex to the opposite showed a significant decline. The results indicated that corticomotoneuronal excitability and interhemispheric competition could be modulated by acupuncture therapy on healthy subjects. The following question about whether these changes will be observed in the same way on stroke patients and whether they correlate with the therapeutic effect on movement need to be answered by following studies. This trial is registered with ISRCTN13074245.

  9. Determining the effect of laser acupuncture in treating stutterers in comparison with speech therapy

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    Bijan Shafiei

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Investigation of strategies and methods of therapy in stutterers regarding to its characteristics, length of treatment, and relapse of stuttering is very important. Acupuncture has been introduced as a therapeutic method for the treatment of stuttering. The aim of the present research was the identification of the results of intervention of laser acupuncture in comparison with speech therapy in stutterers. Materials and Methods: This clinical - trial and case control research was conducted on 20 stutterers and 20 non-stutterers. In the present study, speech therapy and laser acupuncture were used on 10 persons who had developmental stuttering from childhood. Results: The results were compared with the data of speech therapy and placebo laser in 10 control subjects. All of the subjects were followed up for 12 weeks after the intervention. The obtained data showed that accompanying of speech therapy with laser acupuncture resulted the increasing of maintenance and therapeutic effects of stuttering treatment and decreasing of relapsing. The speech rate and percent of stuttered words before and after the intervention in both groups (A and B were decreased. Following the results after 12 weeks showed that the results were stable in laser group more than the other group and there was a significant difference between the two groups. Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that using of laser acupuncture therapy accompanying by speech therapy has many effects on the treatment of stuttering and prevents the relapsing of stuttering that is very common.

  10. [Interactive dynamic scalp acupuncture combined with occupational therapy for upper limb motor impairment in stroke: a randomized controlled trial].

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    Wang, Jun; Pei, Jian; Cui, Xiao; Sun, Kexing; Ni, Huanhuan; Zhou, Cuixia; Wu, Ji; Huang, Mei; Ji, Li

    2015-10-01

    To compare the clinical efficacy on upper limb motor impairment in stroke between the interactive dynamic scalp acupuncture therapy and the traditional scalp acupuncture therapy. The randomized controlled trial and MINIMIZE layering randomization software were adopted. Seventy patients of upper limb with III to V grade in Brunnstrom scale after stroke were randomized into an interactive dynamic scalp acupuncture group and a traditional scalp acupuncture group, 35 cases in each one. In the interactive dynamic scalp acupuncture group, the middle 2/5 of Dingnieqianxiexian (anterior oblique line of vertex-temporal), the middle 2/5 of Dingniehouxiexian (posterior oblique line of vertex-temporal) and Dingpangerxian (lateral line 2 of vertex) on the affected side were selected as the stimulation areas. Additionally, the rehabilitation training was applied during scalp acupuncture treatment. In the traditional scalp acupuncture group, the scalp stimulation areas were same as the interactive dynamic scalp acupuncture group. But the rehabilitation training was applied separately. The rehabilitation training was applied in the morning and the scalp acupuncture was done in the afternoon. The results in Fugl-Meyer for the upper limb motor function (U-FMA), the Wolf motor function measure scale (WM- FT) and the modified Barthel index in the two groups were compared between the two groups before treatment and in 1 and 2 months of treatment, respectively. After treatment, the U-FMA score, WMFT score and the score of the modified Barthel index were all apparently improved as compared with those before treatment (all P acupuncture group was better than that in the traditional scalp acupuncture group (P acupuncture group were improved apparently as compared with those in the traditional scalp acupuncture group (P acupuncture group were not different significantly as compared with those in the traditional scalp acupuncture group (both P > 0.05). For the patients of IV to V grade in

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  12. Study on acupuncture and moxibustion therapy for female urethral syndrome.

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    Zheng, H; Wang, S; Shang, J; Chen, G; Huang, C; Hong, H; Chen, S

    1998-06-01

    Among 180 patients with female urethral syndrome, 128 were treated by acupuncture and moxibustion and 52 by western medicine as controls. The short-term effective rate in the acupuncture and moxibustion group was 90.6% and the long-term effective rate, 80.4%; whereas the short-term effective rate of the control group was 26.9% (P acupuncture and moxibustion treatment (P 0.05). Sixty-nine cases from the acupuncture and moxibustion group and 39 from the control group were subjected before and after treatment to determinations of the maximal bladder pressure, maximal abdominal pressure, bladder-neck pressure, and maximal urethral closure pressure during urination. All these indexes were decreased remarkably in the acupuncture and moxibustion group, while no changes were observed in the control group.

  13. 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.

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

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

    2016-12-10

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

  15. Acupuncture

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    1992-01-01

    920626 Observation of auricular-plaster therapy on the treatment of bronchial as-thma and the improvement of immunolo-gical function. LI Banglei(李邦雷), et al. No-89 Hosp, PLA, Weifang, Shandong Prov, 261200.

  16. [Therapeutic effect of scalp-acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on spastic cerebral palsy of the child].

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    Ji, Yu-Hong; Sun, Bao-Dong; Zhang, Jing; Zhang, Ru; Ji, Yuan-Hong

    2008-10-01

    To observe clinical therapeutic effect of scalp-acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on spastic cerebral palsy. Eighty children of spastic cerebral palsy were randomly divided into a scalp-acupuncture plus exercise therapy group and a exercise therapy group, 40 cases in each group. The scalp-acupuncture plus exercise therapy group were treated with scalp-acupuncture and exercise therapy, with Yundongqu (the motor area), Pinghengqu (the balance area), Ganjuequ (the sensory area), etc. selected for scalp-acupuncture, and puncture at main points Baihui (GV 20) and Sishencong (EX-HN 1) and exercise therapy. The exercise therapy group were treated by exercise therapy. Changes of GMFM scores and WeeFIM scores before and after treatment were compared. There were significant differences in GMFM scores and WeeFIM scores before and treatment in the scalp-acupuncture plus exercise therapy group (P exercise therapy group (P exercise therapy group and 72.5% in the exercise therapy group with a significant difference between the two groups (P exercise therapy can improve motor function of limits of children with spastic cerebral palsy, with therapeutic effect better than that of simple exercise therapy.

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

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    李宁

    2014-01-01

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

  18. Effectiveness of acupuncture therapy as treatment for tinnitus: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Doi, Marcelo Yugi; Tano, Simone Sayomi; Schultz, Adriane Rocha; Borges, Ricardo; Marchiori, Luciana Lozza de Moraes

    2016-01-01

    Tinnitus is a subjective sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of an external stimulus, which significantly worsens the quality of life in 15-25% of affected individuals. To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for tinnitus. Randomized clinical trial ( 2T9T7Q) with 50 participants with tinnitus, divided into two groups: 25 participants in the acupuncture group and 25 participants in the control group. The acupuncture group received acupuncture treatment and the control group received no treatment. After a period of 5 weeks, they were called to perform the final evaluation and the control group received acupuncture treatment for ethical reasons. A statistically significant result was found for the primary outcome, reducing the intensity of tinnitus, with p=0.0001 and the secondary endpoint, showing improvement in quality of life, with p=0.0001. Chinese scalp acupuncture associated with bilateral electroacupuncture demonstrated, in the short term, a statistically significant improvement by reducing the level of tinnitus intensity, as well as improving the quality of life of individuals with tinnitus. Copyright © 2016 Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

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    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

  1. Clinical Observation on Treatment of Cervical Spondylosis with Combined Acupuncture and Cupping Therapies

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    2007-01-01

    目的:观察针刺结合拔罐治疗颈椎病的临床疗效.方法:针罐组(30例)采用针刺结合拔罐治疗,针刺组(30例)采用单纯针刺治疗,治疗30天观察疗效.结果:两组治愈率、总有效率、半年后复发率、平均疗程经χ2检验P<0.01两组有显著性差异.结论:针刺结合拔罐治疗颈椎病疗效好,疗程短,不易复发.%Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of treating cervical spondylosis with combined acupuncture and cupping therapies. Method: The patients in the treatment group (30 cases) were treated with combined acupuncture and cupping therapies; and the patients in the control group (30 cases) were treated with acupuncture therapy alone. Then the clinical efficacy was observed after 30 days of treatment. Result: The χ2 test showed that there was significant difference (P<0.01) between the two groups in recovery rate, total effective rate, relapse rate after six months, and average treatment course. Conclusion: Combined acupuncture and cupping therapies is a better therapy for cervical spondylosis with a shorter treatment course and low relapse rate.

  2. 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.

  3. Effects of ear acupuncture therapy for obesity on the depression of obese women.

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    Set, Turan; Cayir, Yasemin; Pirim, Asuman Bihter Guven

    2014-10-01

    Obesity is one of the leading health risks worldwide, and depression is among the leading causes of the burden of disease. These disorders are increasingly prevalent as comorbidities. Depressive symptoms are associated with obesity, and are more common in women. To evaluate the effectiveness of ear acupuncture for obesity on the depression of obese women. After baseline testing, 30 eligible patients with body mass index (BMI) >29.9 kg/m(2) were included. The Beck Depression Inventory for Primary Care (BDI-PC) was used to assess changes in depression. BMI was also measured. Patients had six ear acupuncture sessions, every 15 days and were followed up for 3 months. Twenty four patients completed the study. The mean±SD age of patients was 42.9±9.0 years. Their mean±SD BMI was 39.0±4.7 kg/m(2) before acupuncture, decreasing to 37.2±4.3 kg/m(2) after acupuncture therapy (pacupuncture, decreasing to 2.7±1.4 (pacupuncture therapy (p=0.104). After acupuncture therapy, no significant correlation was found between the percentage reduction of BMI and percentage reduction of the depression score (p=0.119). Further research into the effects of ear acupuncture in the management of obesity and depression is justified. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  4. 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.

  5. Joint Reinforcing-Reducing Effect of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Cupping Therapies

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    ZHONG Lan

    2009-01-01

    @@ Based on experience in selecting points and performing manipulation according to syndromes for more than 30 years of clinical practice, the author has summarized a simple, effective and practicable method to achieve the joint reinforcing-reducing effect of acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping therapies.

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

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

    2015-06-01

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

  7. Acupuncture and Traditional Herbal Medicine Therapy Prevent Deliriumin Patients with Cardiovascular Disease in Intensive Care Units.

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    Matsumoto-Miyazaki, Jun; Ushikoshi, Hiroaki; Miyata, Shusaku; Miyazaki, Nagisa; Nawa, Takahide; Okada, Hideshi; Ojio, Shinsuke; Ogura, Shinji; Minatoguchi, Shinya

    2017-02-23

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of combination therapy consisting of acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine (Kampo medicine) for reducing the incidence rate of delirium in patients with cardiovascular (CV) disease in ICUs. Twenty-nine patients who had been urgently admitted to the ICU in the control period were treated with conventional intensive care. Thirty patients in the treatment period received conventional therapy plus a combination therapy consisting of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Acupuncture treatment was performed once a day, and the herbal formula was administered orally three times a day during the first week of the ICU stay. The standard acupuncture points were GV20, Ex-HN3, HT7, LI4, Liv3, and KI3, and the main herbal preparation was Kamikihito. The incident rates of delirium, assessed using the confusion assessment method for ICU, in the treatment and control period were compared. The incidence rate of delirium was significantly lower in the treatment group than in the control group (6.6% vs. 37.9%, [Formula: see text]). Moreover, sedative drugs and non-pharmacological approaches against aggressive behavior of patients who were delirious were used less in the treatment group than in the control group. No serious adverse events were observed in the treatment group. Combination therapy consisting of acupuncture and herbal medicine was found to be effective in lowering the incidence of delirium in patients with CV disease in ICUs. Further studies with a large sample size and parallel randomized controlled design would be required to establish the effects of this therapy.

  8. 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

  9. Acupuncture in Primary Care

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

    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. PubMed, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, the Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database, the Chinese Biomedical Database, the Wanfang Database were searched for articles published to identify randomized controlled trials evaluating efficacy and side effects between acupuncture and conventional medicine therapies up to 2013/06. A total of 12 studies, including 527 patients assessed the efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy for nerve deafness. Overall, the efficacy of acupuncture was significantly better than that of the conventional western medication (RR: 1.54, 95% CI: 1.36-1.74) or traditional Chinese medicines (RR: 1.51, 95% CI: 1.24-1.84), and the efficacy of acupuncture in combination with conventional western medication or traditional Chinese medicine was better than that of the conventional western medication alone (RR: 1.51, 95% CI: 1.29-1.77) or traditional Chinese medicine alone (RR: 1.59, 95% CI: 1.30-1.95). Based on the comparison of number of deafness patients who were completely cured, the efficacy of acupuncture in combination with traditional Chinese medicines was better than that of traditional Chinese medicine alone (RR: 4.62, 95% CI: 1.38-15.47). Acupuncture therapy can significantly improve the hearing of patients with nerve deafness, and the efficacy of acupuncture in combination with medication is superior to medication alone.

  12. A Way to Avoid Muscular Fibrosis in the First Dorsal Interosseous Muscle after Acupuncture Injection Therapy

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    Yiu Ming Wong

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Fibrosis of skeletal muscle following acupuncture is an iatrogenic disorder. The present case illustrates a patient with a unilateral fibrotic formation on a thumb muscle after acupuncture injection therapy with red sage. The patient in the present case was a counter-terrorism police officer with right-handedness; he noted a palpable nodule three months after injection therapy at his left first dorsal interosseous in which the acupuncture point LI4 (He Gu is located. He also found a reduction in the strength of his left pinch grip that noticeably affected his left handgun marksmanship. However, being ambidextrous in single-hand pistol shooting is an essential requirement for counter-terrorism police officers. Based on the patient’s medical history and claims, no underlying disease or trauma was found to be associated with his current complaint. During physical examination, a fibrotic formation in his left first dorsal interosseous muscle was visualized by using diagnostic ultrasound; also, as confirmed with dynamometry, the strength of his left pinch grip was significantly lower than that of the right counterpart. Because acupuncture injection therapy has three components, antiseptic practices, the mechanical action of syringe insertion, and the pharmacological effect of the sterile herb extract, any one of the components may have contributed to the present adverse event. The first dorsal interosseous muscle is small in dimension and rather vascular; thus, it is not an ideal site for intramuscular injection. When a clinician needs to treat a patient by performing acupuncture at the LI4 acupoint and injecting a herbal extract simultaneously, the clinician should only mechanically stimulate the LI4 acupoint while injecting the herbal medicine into the LI14 (Bi Noe acupoint on the same meridian, the LI14 acupoint being located in the distal portion of the deltoid muscle and being fairly close to the universally agreed upon site on the upper arm

  13. Observation of Therapeutic Effect of Cervicogenic Headache Treated by Acupuncture plus Tuina Therapy

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    YANG Ting-hui; ZHAO Kai-zhu; ZHOU Qing-yi

    2006-01-01

    目的:观察电针配合推拿治疗颈源性头痛的疗效.方法:将200例颈源性头痛患者随机分为电针配合推拿组(针推组,n=100)、电针组(n=50)和推拿组(n=50),分别应用电针颈部夹脊穴、风池穴、阿是穴、患侧率谷、翳风、头维和外关穴和推拿治疗.结果:针推组有效率为100%;电针组总有效率为90.0%;推拿组总有效率为88.0%,差异有显著性意义(P<0.05).结论:电针结合推拿是治疗颈源性头痛的有效方法.%Purpose: In order to observe the therapeutic effect of electric acupuncture plus Tuina therapy for cervicogenic headache. Methods: 200 cases of the patients with cervicogenic headache were allocated randomly into electric acupuncture plus Tuina group (Group A, n=100), electric acupuncture group (Group B, n = 50) and Tuina group (Group C, n = 50) and treated respectively by electric acupuncture on cervical Jiaji (Ex-B 2)points, Fengchi (GB 20),Ashi points, Shuaigu (GB 8), Yifeng (TE 17), Touwei (ST 8) and Waiguan (TE 5) on the sick side and Tuina therapy. Results: The total effective rate was 100% in Group A, 90.0% in Group B and 88.0% in Group C, with a significant difference (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Electric acupuncture plus Tuina therapy is an effective method for cervicogenic headache.

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

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

    2017-08-01

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

  15. [Intractable facial paralysis treated with different acupuncture and acupoint embedding therapies: a randomized controlled trial].

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    Ding, Min; Feng, Hua; Jin, Changxu; Xu, Lei; Lin, Tianyun

    2015-10-01

    To compare the clinical therapeutic effects on intractable facial paralysis among acupuncture, acupoint catgut embedding and PDS embedding. Two hundred and seventy-nine patients of intractable facial paralysis were randomized into an acupuncture group, a catgut embedding group and a PDS embedding group, 93 cases in each one. Cuanzhu (BL 2), Yuyao (EX-HN 4), Taiyang (EX-HN 5), Xuanlu (GB 5), Dicang (ST 4), Jiache (ST 6), Quanliao (SI 18), Qianzheng (Extra), Xiaguan (ST 7) and Fengchi (GB 20) on the affected side and bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Zusanli (ST 36) were selected in the three groups. In the acupuncture group, acupuncture was applied to those acupoints, once every two days; 10 treatments made one session; the successive three sessions were required. In the catgut embedding group and the PDS embedding group, catgut and PDS were embedded separately, once every 10 days; 3 treatments made one session and the successive two sessions were required. The therapeutic cycle was 2 months in the three groups. The therapeutic results were analyzed statistically 2 months later. The scores of Sunnybrook facial nerve grading system and the facial nerve electroneurography (ENoG) were used for the efficacy assessment before and after treatment in the three groups. After treatment, the score of Sunnybrook facial nerve grading system was improved apparently after treatment as compared with that before treatment in any of the three groups (all P acupuncture group (both P 0.05). After treatment, ENoG wave ampli tude values in the frontal muscle and orbicularisoris muscle on the affected side were improved as compared with those before treatment in the three groups (all P acupuncture group (all P 0.05). In the acupuncture group, ENoG wave amplitudes on the affected side were lower than those on the healthy side (both P Acupuncture, catgut embedding and PDS embedding at acupoints all achieve the therapeutic effects on intractable facial paralysis. However, the acupoint embedding

  16. 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.

  17. Effectiveness of combining manual therapy and acupuncture on temporomandibular joint dysfunction: a retrospective study.

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    Shin, Byung-Cheul; Ha, Chung-Hyo; Song, Yung-Sun; Lee, Myeong Soo

    2007-01-01

    This retrospective study investigated the effects of combining manual therapy and acupuncture on the pain and maximal mouth opening (MMO), which were associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). The 49 TMD patients (15 men, 34 women; mean age = 30.47 years, SD = 13.52 years) were treated with a combination of acupuncture and manual therapy two or three times a week at the hospital. The pain and maximal mouth opening were assessed before and after 1 and 4 weeks of treatment. The combination therapy produced significant changes in pain levels (p < 0.001) and mouth opening (p < 0.001). All pairwise non-parametric comparison showed a significant improvement in pain (p < 0.05 for all pairs) and MMO (p < 0.05 for all pairs). These findings suggest that combining manual therapy and acupuncture decreases the pain level and increases the MMO of TMD patients. However, future studies should further investigate the efficacy of combined treatment on TMD with more rigorous randomized clinical trials.

  18. [Acupuncture therapy for regaining consciousness in terms of acupoint location, needle insertion and needle manipulation].

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    Meng, Xianggang; Gu, Wenlong; Ma, Fen; Du, Yuzheng; Zhao, Qi

    2015-03-01

    Acupuncture therapy for regaining consciousness activates soreness, numbness, distention, heaviness, radiating and moving, electric shock and ant climbing sensations at the specific acupoints in the stroke patients. Radiating and moving sensations are the summary of needling sensations such as soreness, numbness and twitching presenting during lifting and thrusting manipulation. These sensations are the essential factors of the therapeutic effect of regaining consciousness. Radiating sensation refers to the conduction along meridians and radiation of soreness and numbness. Moving sensation refers to the local muscular twitching at acupoints and the involuntary movement of limbs, joints and the distal. Acupuncture at the specific acupoints achieves radiating and moving sensations for promoting the circulation in meridians, regulating qi and mind and balancing yin and yang in stroke patients. This therapy was introduced in the paper in view of acupoint location, needle insertion and manipulation.

  19. 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

  20. Acupuncture and the relaxation response for treating gastrointestinal symptoms in HIV patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy.

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    Chang, Bei-Hung; Sommers, Elizabeth

    2011-09-01

    To examine the effect of acupuncture and the relaxation response (RR) for treating gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in HIV patients who are using highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The authors conducted a 4-arm 2×2 double-blind randomised controlled trial in an acupuncture clinic in the USA. Sham acupuncture and health education were used as the control conditions of real acupuncture and RR elicitation, respectively. Enrolled patients were randomised to real acupuncture+RR (AR), sham acupuncture+RR (SR), real acupuncture+health education (AE) or sham acupuncture+health education (SE) study arm. Participants listened to CDs with RR-eliciting instructions or health education while receiving acupuncture intervention. Interventions were provided twice weekly for 4 weeks and once weekly for another 4 weeks. Participants used daily diaries to record GI symptom severity ratings (0-10). The authors estimated the intervention effect as the changes in symptom rating per intervention session increase using a mixed-effects regression model. A total of 130 people with HIV/AIDS who were on HAART and had persistent GI symptoms were enrolled and 115 started the study intervention. The AR group had greater intervention effects for loose stools symptoms than the other three groups (β=-0.149, -0.151 and -0.144, p value=0.013, 0.013 and 0.018 comparing AR to AE, SR and SE, respectively). The AR group also had significant intervention effects on reducing nausea symptoms when the intervention was given twice per week (β=-0.218, p=0.001). Our trial provided preliminary data demonstrating the potential synergistic effects of acupuncture and RR for treating GI symptoms in HIV patients on HAART.

  1. Effect of "Phased Whole Acupuncture Therapy" on Ability of Daily Life in 63 Cases of Cerebral Infarction-induced Hemiplegia

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    Guo Yuanqi; Chen Liyi; Zhou Luojin; Li Hui; Qu Xuanming; Liu Dongsheng

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of "phased whole acupuncture therapy" on the ability of daily life (ADL)of the patients with cerebral infarction-induced hemiplegia. Methods: 113 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (n=63) treated with phased whole acupuncture and a control group (n=50) treated with traditional acupuncture. After the treatment, the improvement of ADL was compared between the two groups. Results: Patients in the treatment group obtained satisfactory therapeutic effects in ADL improvement and in lowering of deformed rate, which were superior to those in the control group.Conclusion: The phased whole acupuncture is an effective therapy in treating cerebral infarction-induced hemlplegia, which can better improve the life quality of the patients.

  2. Mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia: effective therapy for musculoskeletal pain?

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    Staud, Roland

    2007-12-01

    Acupuncture (AP) is effective for the treatment of postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting and for postoperative dental pain. Several recent randomized trials have provided strong evidence for beneficial AP effects on chronic low-back pain and pain from knee osteoarthritis. For many other chronic pain conditions, including headaches, neck pain, and fibromyalgia, the evidence supporting AP's efficacy is less convincing. AP's effects on experimental pain appear to be mediated by analgesic brain mechanisms through the release of neurohumoral factors, some of which can be inhibited by the opioid antagonist naloxone. In contrast to placebo analgesia, AP-related pain relief takes considerable time to develop and to resolve. Thus, some of the long-term effects of AP analgesia cannot be explained by placebo mechanisms. Furthermore, it appears that some forms of AP are more effective for providing analgesia than others. Particularly, electro-AP seems best to activate powerful opioid and non-opioid analgesic mechanisms.

  3. Acupuncture Therapy for 130 Cases of Simple Obesity

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    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.

  4. Observations on the Efficacy of Acupuncture plus Tuina Therapy in Treating Supraspinatus Tendinitis

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    高扬; 杨玲

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical efficacy ofacupuncture plus Tuina therapy in treating supraspinatus tendinitis.Methods:One hundred patients with supraspinatus tendinitis were randomly allocated to two groups.The treatment group of 50 cases was treated with acupuncture plus Tuina therapy and the control group of 50 cases,with simple acupuncture.Treatment was given once daily,10 times as a course.The therapeutic effects were evaluated after two courses oftreatment.Results:The total efficacy rate was 96.0%in the treatment group and 74.0%in the control group.x2 test showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the total efficacy rate between the two groups(P<0.01).Conclusion:Acupuncture plus Tuina therapy is superior to simple acupuncture in treating supraspinatus tendinitis.%目的:观察针刺、推拿治疗冈上肌肌腱炎的临床疗效.方法:将100例冈上肌肌腱炎患者随机分为两组,治疗组50例采用针刺推拿疗法,对照组50例采用单纯针刺疗法;每日1次,10次为1个疗程,2个疗程后进行疗效评定.结果:治疗组总有效率96.0%,对照组总有效率74.0%,两组总有效率经x2检验(P<0.01),差异有统计学意义.结论:针刺配合推拿治疗冈上肌肌腱炎疗效优于单纯针刺治疗.

  5. Bibliometrics Study on Indications of Acupuncture Therapy Based on Foreign Acupuncture Clinical Trials%基于国外文献的针灸适应症分析

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    何巍; 童元元; 赵英凯; 荣培晶; 王宏才

    2012-01-01

    以PubMed和EMbase数据库为基础,通过文献计量的方法,对国外开展的针灸临床试验研究中涉及的适应症进行计量统计,与世界卫生组织1996年在米兰会议上提出的针灸64种适应症进行比较,明确了近15年来有29个新增到一类的适应症,有4个从二类升级到一类的适应症和3个从三类升级到一类的适应症.针灸的适应症在国外正逐步被扩大.%In the present paper, the authors make a bibliometrics study on clinical indications of acupuncture therapy based on the published foreign articles about acupuncture clinical trials collected from PubMed database and Excerpta Medica database (EMbase). In 1996, 64 acupuncture indications were declared by WHO in Milan conference. But in recent 15 years, clinical trials have been conducted extensively in the foreign countries. Till now, 77 new indications for acupuncture therapy have been found in the foreign journals. The authors recommended that 29 indications (knee osteoarthritis, critique age problems, muscular fasciae ache, anxiety, etc.) should be added to the first class, 4 indications (irritable bowel syndrome, malposition, backache, simple obesity) should be upgraded from the second class to the first class, and the other 3 indications (childbirth pain, male and female barren) should be upgraded from the third class to the first class due to their application frequency in clinical trials. Increase of clinical indications reflects extensive application of acupuncture therapy and may help providing a better service for people's health.

  6. Treatment of 24 Cases of Chest Pain Following Lung Cancer by Balancing Acupuncture Therapy

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    柴小姝; 吴万垠; 邓宏; 周宇姝; 赵玉军; 肖元春

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of balancing acupuncture therapy in the treatment of chest pain following lung cancer. Methods: Twenty-four cases of primary bronchial lung cancer with chest pain were treated by balancing acupuncture therapy; the relief of chest pain and its relief time were observed. Results: Among the 24 cases undergoing balancing acupuncture therapy, the chest pain was absolutely relieved in 3 cases, partially relieved in 13 cases, lightly relieved in 4 cases and not relieved in 4 cases; the total response rate was 83.3%. In terms of the relief time, 9 cases responded to the balancing acupuncture therapy in 0-3 min, accounting for 37.5%; 5 cases responded in 4-6 min, accounting for 20.8%; the average responding time was (4.85±1.45) min. Conclusion: Balancing acupuncture therapy is rapid-acting, safe, convenient and inexpensive in the treatment of chest pain following lung cancer.%目的:观察平衡针法治疗肺癌胸痛患者的临床疗效.方法:将24例原发性支气管肺癌伴胸痛患者予平衡针治疗,观察患者胸痛症状改善情况及疼痛缓解时间.结果:24例接受平衡针治疗的肺癌胸痛患者中,疼痛完全缓解3例,部分缓解13例,轻度缓解4例,无缓解4例,总有效率为83.3%.从治疗后起效时间上看,9例在0~3 ming起效,占37.5%:5例在4~6 mingl起效,占20.8%;平均起效时间(4.85±1.45)min.结论:平衡针法治疗肺癌胸痛患者具有起效快速、方便安全、价格低廉的优点.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Acupuncture therapy in the management of the clinical outcomes for temporomandibular disorders

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    Wu, Jun-Yi; Zhang, Chao; Xu, Yang-Peng; Yu, Ya-Yu; Peng, Le; Leng, Wei-Dong; Niu, Yu-Ming; Deng, Mo-Hong

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate conventional acupuncture therapy in the management of clinical outcomes for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in adults. Methods: The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Clinical Trails.gov were searched for reports published until March 31, 2016. Results: Nine eligible studies from 8 publications involving 231 patients were included in the meta-analysis. A comparison of the main outcome of visual analog scale (VAS) values of pain between the acupuncture group and control group showed a significant decrease (MD = −0.98, 95% CI [−1.62, −0.34], I2=54%, P = 0.003) in the VAS following acupuncture treatment. However, subgroup analysis according to the type of sham control group indicated that there were significant differences in the results when sham acupuncture was used as the control group (MD = −1.54, 95% CI [−2.63, −0.45], I2=58%, P = 0.006) as well as when sham laser treatment was used as the control group (MD = −1.29, 95% CI [−2.32, −0.27], I2 = 0%, P = 0.01). However, there was no significant difference when the splint treatment group was used as the control group (MD = −0.09, 95% CI [−0.69, 0.50], I2 = 0%, P = 0.76). Subgroup analyses of VAS for pain by the classification of diseases indicated that the myogenous TMD subgroup demonstrated a significant difference (MD = −1.49, 95% CI [−2.45, −0.53], I2 = 47%, P = 0.002), and TMD showed no statistically significant difference (MD = −0.42, 95% CI [−1.14, 0.30], I2 = 46%, P = 0.25). Subgroup analysis according to whether the subgroup penetrated the skin showed that nonpenetrating sham acupuncture as the control group showed a significant difference (MD = −1.56, 95% CI [−2.70, −0.41], I2 = 58%, P = 0.008) compared with the conventional acupuncture as the treatment modality, while penetrating sham acupuncture as the control group showed no

  10. Use of acupuncture therapy as a supplement to conventional medical treatments for acute ischaemic stroke patients in an academic medical centre in Korea.

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    Chang, Hyejung; Kwon, Young Dae; Yoon, Sung Sang

    2011-10-01

    Acupuncture has served as a major complementary and alternative therapy that supplements conventional medicine and is the subject of growing public interest. This study was conducted to estimate the usage rate of acupuncture as a supplemental treatment in acute ischaemic stroke patients and to identify factors associated with the choice to use this therapy. Using the registry of stroke patients admitted to an academic medical centre in Korea, the use of acupuncture therapy was recorded and analysed, along with the patients' socio-demographic characteristics, hospital access variables, risk factors for ischaemic stroke and clinical characteristics. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, chi-square tests and multiple logistic regression analyses. Of 2167 patients, 18% received acupuncture therapy. The choice of acupuncture therapy was significantly associated with stroke severity as well as gender, age, geographical residence and previous history of stroke. After controlling for other significant factors, there was an approximately 3.4-fold greater usage in patients with moderately severe strokes (95% confidence interval (CI)=2.5-4.6) and 4.1-fold greater usage in patients with severe strokes (95% CI=2.7-6.4). The findings provide a better understanding of patients' utilization of acupuncture therapy as a supplement to conventional medical treatments and of factors associated with the utilization of acupuncture in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Strategic implications of acupuncture therapy are suggested for both health-care providers and policy makers. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. [Effects of "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy" on IVF-ET in patients with decline in ovarian reserve].

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    Zhou, Li; Xia, Youbing; Ma, Xiang; Tang, Limei; Lu, Jing; Tang, Qingqing; Wang, Yinping

    2016-01-01

    To observe the effects of "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy" on ovarian function and pregnancy results of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in patients with decline in ovarian reserve (DOR). A total of 63 patients of DOR who received treatment of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were randomly divided into an observation group (30 cases) and a control group (33 cases). The patients in the observation group were treated with "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy". The syndrome differentiation and treatment were given based on different phases of menstruation. Shiqizhui (EX-B 8) and Mingmen (GV 4) were selected during menstrual phase, Shenshu (BL 23), Geshu (BL 17), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Taixi (KI 3) were selected after menstruation, Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Zusanli (ST 36) were selected during ovulatory period, Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4), Yanglingquan (GB 34), Taichong (LR 3) were selected before menstruation. The acupuncture was given twice a week until second menstrual cycle of oocyte retrieval. The total times of acupuncture was (15 ± 2). After acupuncture, patients were treated with IVF-ET. The patients in the control group were treated with IVF-ET but no acupuncture. The indices of ovarian reserve function, including basic follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (E2), antral follicle count (AFC), number of retrieved oocytes, number of fertilization and number of high quality embryo, were compared and analyzed before and after acupuncture in the observation group. The differences of outcomes of IVF-ET, including the cycle cancellation rate, implantation rate, the clinical pregnancy rate, were compared between the two groups. Compared before acupuncture, the E2, AFC, number of retrieved oocytes, number of high quality embrgo and number of fertilization were all increased after acupuncture in the observation group (all Pcycle cancellation rate was reduced (Pmenstrual cycle-based acupuncture

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

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

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

  15. Acupuncture in primary care.

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    Mao, Jun J; Kapur, Rahul

    2010-03-01

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

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

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    Zhang, Shujian; Zhang, Lijian

    2015-11-01

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

  17. 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.

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

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

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

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

  20. 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.

  1. Update on the Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Therapy in Patients with Gouty Arthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Lu, Wei-Wei; Zhang, Jin-Ming; Lv, Zheng-Tao; Chen, An-Min

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. Methods. A literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CNKI was conducted from the inception date of each database up to October 2015. Two investigators screened each article independently and were blinded to the findings of the other reviewer. Data was extracted according to the predetermined collection form. Meta-analysis was performed. Results. We analyzed data from 28 RCTs involving 2237 patients with gouty arthritis. Compared with conventional pharmacological treatments acupuncture was more effective in rendering patients free from symptoms after 24 hours, lowering serum urate, alleviating pain associated with gouty arthritis, and decreasing the ESR; regarding CRP, no statistically significant difference was found. In addition, the frequency of adverse events in acupuncture treatment was lower than that in control group. Conclusion. Based on the findings of our study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for patients with gouty arthritis. However, the potential beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to the methodological deficiency of included studies. High quality RCTs with larger scale are encouraged.

  2. Update on the Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Therapy in Patients with Gouty Arthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Wei-wei Lu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. Methods. A literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CENTRAL, and CNKI was conducted from the inception date of each database up to October 2015. Two investigators screened each article independently and were blinded to the findings of the other reviewer. Data was extracted according to the predetermined collection form. Meta-analysis was performed. Results. We analyzed data from 28 RCTs involving 2237 patients with gouty arthritis. Compared with conventional pharmacological treatments acupuncture was more effective in rendering patients free from symptoms after 24 hours, lowering serum urate, alleviating pain associated with gouty arthritis, and decreasing the ESR; regarding CRP, no statistically significant difference was found. In addition, the frequency of adverse events in acupuncture treatment was lower than that in control group. Conclusion. Based on the findings of our study, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for patients with gouty arthritis. However, the potential beneficial effect of acupuncture might be overstated due to the methodological deficiency of included studies. High quality RCTs with larger scale are encouraged.

  3. 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.

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

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    Hu, Wen-Long; Chang, Chih-Hao; Hung, Yu-Chiang; Tseng, Ying-Jung; Hung, I-Ling; Hsu, Sheng-Feng

    2014-01-01

    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 (pacupuncture 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapy by Verbal Pain Scale in Patients with Abdominal Pain of Familial Mediterranean Fever.

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    Becel, Sinan; Sezgin, Yılmaz; Akçay, Fatih

    2016-10-01

    In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy based on Verbal Pain Scale (VPS) scores in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients admitted to the emergency department with attacks of abdominal pain. This observational study was conducted in Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital between August 2014 and December 2014. Twenty patients admitted to the emergency department with FMF attacks were included in the study. Acupuncture therapy was applied to three points including LI4 (Hegu), ST25 (Tianshu), and Ren12 (Zhongwan). The VPS test was applied to the patients before and after the treatment. Average VPS scores were found to be 8.45±0.75 before the treatment and 2.10±0.85 after the treatment. The difference of the VPS scores before and after treatment was statistically significant (p=0.001). To our knowledge, this is the first study evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of FMF attacks. Our results suggest that acupuncture therapy can be used as an effective treatment method in patients with FMF attacks.

  7. Effect of acupuncture therapy for postponing Wallerian degeneration of cerebral infarction as shown by diffusion tensor imaging.

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    Shen, Yunxia; Li, Ming; Wei, Ruipeng; Lou, Mingwu

    2012-12-01

    One aim of this study was to investigate the effects of acupuncture on cerebral function of patients with acute cerebral infarction. Another goal was to evaluate the relationship between acupuncture treatment and motor recovery patients with stroke and to provide a foundation for using acupuncture therapy for such patients. Twenty (20) patients with recent cerebral infarction were divided randomly to an acupuncture group and a control group. The infarction area in each patient was in the basal ganglia or included the basal ganglia with an area size of > 1 cm(2). Serial diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR), and T2-weighted imaging (T(2)WI) scans were performed on all patients and the results were evaluated using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale and the Barthel Index each week. DTI images were postprocessed and analyzed. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) values of abnormal signals on DTI in the infarction areas and cerebral peduncles were calculated for both groups and compared with one another. (1) The ADC value of infarction lesions decreased at stroke onset; then, a significant elevation was observed after the acute stage, and a significant reduction in FA values was observed from stroke onset to the chronic stage. (2) The ADC of the bilateral cerebral peduncle was reduced on the infarction side. (3) There was a significant difference in ADC and FA values between the acupuncture and control groups. The FA value was higher in the acupuncture group than the control group. ADC and FA values might correlate to patient recovery and reveal the progress of secondary degeneration. Acupuncture treatment is effective for protecting neurons and facilitating recovery.

  8. Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial

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    Vas, Jorge; Méndez, Camila; Perea-Milla, Emilio; Vega, Evelia; Panadero, María Dolores; León, José María; Borge, Miguel Ángel; Gaspar, Olga; Sánchez-Rodríguez, Francisco; Aguilar, Inmaculada; Jurado, Rosario

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    Objectives To analyse the efficacy of acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, with respect to pain relief, reduction of stiffness, and increased physical function during treatment; modifications in the consumption of diclofenac during treatment; and changes in the patient's quality of life. Design Randomised, controlled, single blind trial, with blinded evaluation and statistical analysis of results. Setting Pain management unit in a public primary care centre in southern Spain, over a period of two years. Participants 97 outpatients presenting with osteoarthritis of the knee. Interventions Patients were randomly separated into two groups, one receiving acupuncture plus diclofenac (n = 48) and the other placebo acupuncture plus diclofenac (n = 49). Main outcome measures The clinical variables examined included intensity of pain as measured by a visual analogue scale; pain, stiffness, and physical function subscales of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index; dosage of diclofenac taken during treatment; and the profile of quality of life in the chronically ill (PQLC) instrument, evaluated before and after the treatment programme. Results 88 patients completed the trial. In the intention to treat analysis, the WOMAC index presented a greater reduction in the intervention group than in the control group (mean difference 23.9, 95% confidence interval 15.0 to 32.8) The reduction was greater in the subscale of functional activity. The same result was observed in the pain visual analogue scale, with a reduction of 26.6 (18.5 to 34.8). The PQLC results indicate that acupuncture treatment produces significant changes in physical capability (P = 0.021) and psychological functioning (P = 0.046). Three patients reported bruising after the acupuncture sessions. Conclusions Acupuncture plus diclofenac is more effective than placebo acupuncture plus diclofenac for the symptomatic

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

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    Hsin-Yi Ho

    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.

  12. Acupuncture and kidney disease.

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

    2005-07-01

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

  13. NADA Ear Acupuncture: An Adjunctive Therapy to Improve and Maintain Positive Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment.

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    Carter, Kenneth; Olshan-Perlmutter, Michelle; Marx, Jonathan; Martini, Janet F; Cairns, Simon B

    2017-06-16

    The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol (NADA) is an adjunctive therapy using 1 to 5 invariant ear acupuncture/acupressure points. This is a randomized prospective study to determine if NADA plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse. There were 100 patients enrolled in the Keystone Substance Abuse Services-Winthrop University Department of Sociology and Anthropology NADA study. All patients completed Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES) prior to starting the program and at program completion. Patients self-reported alcohol, tobacco, and drug use prior to starting the program at program completion and at 3 and 6 month follow- up. Patient characteristics are predictive of completion versus non-completion when race, criminal history and initial drug test is considered. Those identified as nonwhite, (p NADA group. Also, among patients with criminal history a higher percentage failed to complete the program in the control group (p NADA positively associated with Q-LES score (p NADA group reported less tobacco use at 6 months (p < 0.05).

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

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    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

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

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    Xin-chang Zhang

    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

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

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    Zhang, Xin-chang; Xu, Xiu-ping; Xu, Wen-tao; Hou, Wen-zhen; Cheng, Ying-ying; Li, Chang-xi; Ni, Guang-xia

    2015-01-01

    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-scale RCTs are

  17. Clinical Observations on the Treatment of Migraine by Acupuncture plus Auricular Plaster Therapy

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    孙培华

    2007-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺配合耳压辨证治疗偏头痛的临床疗效.方法:将150例偏头痛患者随机分为观察组(n=90)和对照组(n=60).观察组患者采用针刺配合耳压辨证治疗,对照组患者采用口服西比灵治疗,并将两组的治疗效果进行对比观察.结果:观察组总有效率为94.4%,好于对照组(73.3%),观察组痊愈率为87.8%,高于对照组(55.0%).两组差异有非常显著意义(P<0.01).结论:观察组疗效明显优于对照组,运用针刺配合耳压辨证治疗偏头痛,能获得良好的临床疗效.%Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy for treating migraine. Methods: One hundred and fifty migraine patients were randomly allocated to an observation group (n=90) and a control group (n=60). The observation group were treated by acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy based on syndrome differentiation and the control group, by oral administration of Flunarizine. The curative effects were compared between the two groups. Results: The total efficacy rate was 94.4% in the observation group and higher than in the control group (73.3%). The recovery rate was 87.8% in the observation group and higher than in the control group (55.0%). There were significant differences between the two groups (both P<0.01). The curative effect was significantly better in the observation group than in the control group. Conclusion: Clinically, acupuncture plus auricular plaster therapy based on syndrome differentiation has a good effect on migraine.

  18. Acupuncture therapy in the management of the clinical outcomes for temporomandibular disorders: A PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis.

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    Wu, Jun-Yi; Zhang, Chao; Xu, Yang-Peng; Yu, Ya-Yu; Peng, Le; Leng, Wei-Dong; Niu, Yu-Ming; Deng, Mo-Hong

    2017-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate conventional acupuncture therapy in the management of clinical outcomes for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in adults. The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Clinical Trails.gov were searched for reports published until March 31, 2016. Nine eligible studies from 8 publications involving 231 patients were included in the meta-analysis. A comparison of the main outcome of visual analog scale (VAS) values of pain between the acupuncture group and control group showed a significant decrease (MD = -0.98, 95% CI [-1.62, -0.34], I=54%, P = 0.003) in the VAS following acupuncture treatment. However, subgroup analysis according to the type of sham control group indicated that there were significant differences in the results when sham acupuncture was used as the control group (MD = -1.54, 95% CI [-2.63, -0.45], I=58%, P = 0.006) as well as when sham laser treatment was used as the control group (MD = -1.29, 95% CI [-2.32, -0.27], I = 0%, P = 0.01). However, there was no significant difference when the splint treatment group was used as the control group (MD = -0.09, 95% CI [-0.69, 0.50], I = 0%, P = 0.76). Subgroup analyses of VAS for pain by the classification of diseases indicated that the myogenous TMD subgroup demonstrated a significant difference (MD = -1.49, 95% CI [-2.45, -0.53], I = 47%, P = 0.002), and TMD showed no statistically significant difference (MD = -0.42, 95% CI [-1.14, 0.30], I = 46%, P = 0.25). Subgroup analysis according to whether the subgroup penetrated the skin showed that nonpenetrating sham acupuncture as the control group showed a significant difference (MD = -1.56, 95% CI [-2.70, -0.41], I = 58%, P = 0.008) compared with the conventional acupuncture as the treatment modality, while penetrating sham acupuncture as the control group showed no significant difference (MD = -1.29, 95% CI [-3.40, 0.82], I = not applicable, P

  19. Acupuncture (PDQ)

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

  20. [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.

  1. 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.

  2. [Acupuncture Therapy versus Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis--a Meta-analysis].

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    Lv, Zheng-tao; Zhou, Xiang; Chen, An-min

    2015-01-01

    We conducted a meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy and safety of acupuncture compared to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Four databases including Pubmed, EMBASE, Cochrane library, and ISI Web of Science were searched in December 2014, taking also the reference section into account. Randomized controlled trials that aimed to assess the efficacy of acupuncture therapy were identified. The inclusion criteria for the outcome measurements were the clinical effect, ESR, occipital wall test, chest expansion, CRP and finger ground distance. Finally, six studies met these inclusion criteria. Two reviewers screened each article independently and were blinded to the findings of each other. We analyzed data from 6 RCTs involving 541 participants. Acupuncture therapy could further improve the clinical effect (OR = 3.01; 95% CI, 1.48-6.13; P = 0.002) and reduce ESR level (SMD = -0.77; 95% CI, -1.46 to -0.08; P = 0.03) compared to DMARDs; a combination of acupuncture and DMARDs could further improve clinical effect (OR = 3.20, 95% CI, 1.36-7.54; P = 0.008), occipital-wall distance (SMD = -0.84; 95% CI, -1.37 to -0.31; P = 0.002), chest expansion (SMD = 0.38; 95% CI, 0.16-0.60; P = 0.0009), and finger-ground distance (SMD = -0.48; 95% CI, -0.87 to -0.09; P = 0.02) as compared to DMARDs treatment alone. Our findings support that acupuncture therapy could be an option to relieve symptoms associated with AS. These results should be interpreted cautiously due to the generally poor methodological qualities of the included trials. © 2015 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg.

  3. Effects of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat and hepatic fat content in obese children: a magnetic resonance imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.

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    Zhang, Hong; Peng, Yun; Liu, ZuXiang; Li, Shilian; Lv, Zhongli; Tian, LiFang; Zhu, Jie; Zhao, XuNa; Chen, Min

    2011-05-01

    The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) together with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) to study the influence of acupuncture therapy on abdominal fat and hepatic fat content in obese children. The design was a longitudinal, clinical intervention study of acupuncture therapy. SUBJECTS were 10 healthy, obese children (age: 11.4 ± 1.65 years, body-mass index [BMI]: 29.03 ± 4.81 kg/m(2)). Measurements included various anthropometric parameters, abdominal fat (assessed by MRI) and hepatic fat content (assessed by (1)H-MRS) at baseline and after 1 month of acupuncture therapy. One (1) month of acupuncture therapy significantly reduced the subjects' BMI by 3.5% (p = 0.005), abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume by 16.04% (p  0.05). There was a significant correlation between the level of abdominal fat (SAT, VAT) and anthropometric parameters (weight, BMI, waist circumferences, hip circumferences). There was no statistically significant correlation between IHTG and anthropometric parameters or abdominal fat content. The first direct experimental evidence is provided demonstrating that acupuncture therapy significantly reduces BMI and abdominal adipose tissue by reducing abdominal VAT content without significant changes in body weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, WHR, abdominal SAT, or IHTG content. Thus, the use of acupuncture therapy to selectively target a reduction in abdominal VAT content should become more important and more popular in the future.

  4. 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. PMID:26834431

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

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    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.

  6. 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.

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

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    Ho, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Chao-Wei; Li, Ming-Chieh; Hsu, Yu-Pao; Kang, Shih-Ching; Liu, Erh-Hao; Lee, Ko-Hung

    2014-01-01

    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. 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. 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 pain relief via acupuncture. 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.

  8. [Observation on curative effect of thermal acupuncture needle muscular stimulation therapy for knee osteoarthritis patients].

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    Yang, Xiao-Chu; He, Shao-Feng; Wang, Ren-Can; Zhou, Yong-Mei

    2012-06-01

    To observe the therapeutic effect of thermal acupuncture needle muscular stimulation for treatment of knee osteoarthritis patients. A total of 120 outpatients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly and equally divided into control and treatment groups. Patients of the treatment group were treated by inserting the acupuncture needles into the attached sites of the quadriceps femoris, musculus vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, etc. around the knee joint. The needles were manipulated repeately till "Deqi", followed by attaching a piece of ignited moxa-roll (about 2 cm length) to the needle handle. The treatment was conducted once a week, 4 weeks altogether. Patients of the control group were treated by oral administration of Celebrex (a specific inhibitor of COX-2, 200 mg/time, once daily, 4 weeks together). The therapeutic effect was evaluated by using visual analogue scale (VAS), Lequesne Index (Chinese Version) of osteoarthritis after 4 weeks' treatment and 3 months after the treatment. After 4 weeks' treatment and 3 months after the treatment, the effective rates were 78.3% (47/60) and 81.7% (49/60) in the control group, and 96.6% (58/60) and 96.6% (58/60) in the treatment group, respectively, being significantly higher in the treatment group (P<0.05). Both VAS scores and Lequesne Indexes in the treatment group, and VAS scores in the control group were decreased significantly after 4 weeks' treatment and 3 months' follow-up (P<0.05). The effects of the treatment group were considerably superior to those of the control group (P<0.05). Thermal needle muscular stimulation therapy is effective for relieving knee osteoarthritis patients' symptoms of pain, knee-joint stiffness, swelling, walking capability, etc.

  9. Acupuncture and small needle scalpel therapy in the treatment of calcifying tendonitis of the gluteus medius: a case report.

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    Lin, Weichun; Liu, Chia-Yu; Tang, Ching-Lin; Hsu, Chung-Hua

    2012-06-01

    The case is presented of a 68-year-old man with calcifying tendonitis involving the lateral part of the gluteus medius. The presenting symptoms were chronic pain in the posterolateral region of the right hip and limitation of movement of the right hip. The patient was treated with acupuncture and small needle scalpel therapy. Three months after the procedure the patient was completely pain-free and had full range of motion. Radiographic evaluation revealed complete disappearance of the calcific deposits with no recurrence after 6 months. The use of combined acupuncture and small needle scalpel therapy to treat calcifying tendonitis of the gluteus medius may lead to a good clinical outcome without surgery.

  10. 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.

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

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

    2013-04-01

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

  12. Effects of "nourishing liver and kidney" acupuncture therapy on expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor and synaptophysin after cerebral ischemia reperfusion in rats.

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    Xia, Wen-Guang; Zheng, Chan-Juan; Zhang, Xuan; Wang, Juan

    2017-04-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of "nourishing liver and kidney" acupuncture therapy on motor and cognitive deficits, and the underlying mechanism following cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) via increasing the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and synaptophysin (SYN) in the hippocampus. Healthy adult male SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation group (n=51), model group (n=51), acupuncture group (n=51) and acupuncture control group (n=51). The middle cerebral I/R model was established. Acupunctures were performed in the acupuncture group and acupuncture control group at acupoints of Taixi (K103), Taichong (ST09) of both sides, for 30 min once daily every morning. The animals in the sham operation group and model group were conventionally fed in the cage, without any intervention therapy. The rats of each group were assessed with modified neurological severity scores (mNSS). The expression of BDNF and SYN in the hippocampus was detected by immunohistochemical SP method and the synaptic structure in hippocampus area was assessed morphologically and quantitatively at the 3rd, 7th and 14th day. The Morris water Maze (MWM) test was used to evaluate the rats' learning and memory abilities on the 15th day after acupuncture. The animals in the acupuncture control group and sham operation group presented no neurological deficit. In the acupuncture group, the nerve functional recovery was significantly better than that in the model group at the 7th and 14th day after modeling. The average MWM escape latency in the acupuncture group was shorter than that in the model group at the 3rd, 4th and 5th day. The number of crossings of the platform quadrant in the acupuncture group was significantly more than that in the model group. At the each time point, the expression levels of BDNF and SYN in the hippocampal regions increased significantly in the model group as compared with the sham operation group and the acupuncture

  13. Effects of Honeybee Venom Acupuncture Therapy on the Poststroke Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

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    Yin, Chang-Shik

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Hemiplegic shoulder pain(HSP is one of the most frequent and difficult problems affecting poststroke hemiplegic patients. Honeybee venom acupuncture therapy(BVAT is known for its pain relieving effects in arthralgia. To evaluate the effectiveness of BVAT on HSP, 24 patients were sequential1y allocated into BVA T treatment group and control group and monitored for 4 weeks at time interval of initial(T0, 1 week(T1, 2 weeks(T2 and 4 weeks(T4. In treatment group, 1:10000 honeybee venom solution 0.2㎖ was injected into acupoint(s following Deqi three times a week. Kyonu(LI15 was used in the first week. Thereafter Kyonu(LI15 and Nosu(SI10 were used. Visual analogue scale of pain severity showed significant decrease in treatment group compared to control group at T2 and T4 evaluation. Painless passive range of motion of shoulder external rotation showed significant increase in treatment group compared to control group at T4 evaluation. Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment of upper limb motor function and Modified Ashworth scale of the spasticity of upper limb showed no difference between two groups. BVAT showed as an effective therapy in HSP and further extensive clinical studies are expected.

  14. Effectiveness of Acupuncture Therapy on Stress in a Large Urban College Population.

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    Schroeder, Stefanie; Burnis, James; Denton, Antony; Krasnow, Aaron; Raghu, T S; Mathis, Kimberly

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    This study is a randomized controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of acupuncture on the perception of stress in patients who study or work on a large, urban college campus. The hypothesis was that verum acupuncture would demonstrate a significant positive impact on perceived stress as compared to sham acupuncture. This study included 111 participants with high self-reported stress levels who either studied or worked at a large, urban public university in the southwestern United States. However, only 62 participants completed the study. The participants were randomized into a verum acupuncture or sham acupuncture group. Both the groups received treatment once a week for 12 weeks. The Cohen's global measure of perceived stress scale (PSS-14) was completed by each participant prior to treatment, at 6 weeks, at 12 weeks, and 6 weeks and 12 weeks post-treatment completion. While participants of both the groups showed a substantial initial decrease in perceived stress scores, at 12 weeks post treatment, the verum acupuncture group showed a significantly greater treatment effect than the sham acupuncture group. This study indicates that acupuncture may be successful in decreasing the perception of stress in students and staff at a large urban university, and this effect persists for at least 3 months after the completion of treatment. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  15. Downrange Acupuncture

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

  16. Research Progress in Acupuncture Therapy on Dystonia%针刺疗法治疗肌张力改变的研究进展

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    叶晨; 葛林宝; 陈春艳

    2015-01-01

    综述近20年来针刺疗法治疗肌张力改变疾病的文献,分别从体针、穴位注射、头针三方面总结针刺疗法对肌张力的机制及其疗效。针刺疗法治疗此类疾病可取得较好的临床疗效,但缺乏实验数据支撑,今后应加强针刺疗法对肌张力改变疾病的规范化及科学化临床研究。%This article reviews literature in the past 20 years of acupuncture therapy on dystonia, respectively summarizing the mechanism and cura-tive effect of acupuncture on muscular tension from body acupuncture, acupoint injection and scalp acupuncture. Acupuncture therapy on these kinds of disease can get better efficacy, but lacking support of experimental data, standardization and scientific clinical research of acupuncture therapy on muscular tension changing disease should be strengthened.

  17. Acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment in patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a 3-armed, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

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    Mavrommatis, Christos I; Argyra, Eriphili; Vadalouka, Athina; Vasilakos, Dimitrios G

    2012-08-01

    The efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment of chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis was studied with a 3-armed, single-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial; it compared acupuncture combined with pharmacological treatment, sham acupuncture including pharmacological treatment, and pharmacological treatment alone. A total of 120 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomly allocated to 3 groups: group I was treated with acupuncture and etoricoxib, group II with sham acupuncture and etoricoxib, and group III with etoricoxib. The primary efficacy variable was the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index and its subscales at the end of treatment at week 8. Secondary efficacy variables included the WOMAC index at the end of weeks 4 and 12, a visual analogue scale (VAS) at the end of weeks 4, 8, and 12, and the Short Form 36 version 2 (SF-36v2) health survey at the end of week 8. An algometer was used to determine changes in a predetermined unique fixed trigger point for every patient at the end of weeks 4, 8, and 12. Group I exhibited statistically significant improvements in primary and secondary outcome measures, except for Short Form mental component, compared with the other treatment groups. We conclude that acupuncture with etoricoxib is more effective than sham acupuncture with etoricoxib, or etoricoxib alone for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

  18. Neuroprotective effects of bee venom acupuncture therapy against rotenone-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis.

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    Khalil, Wagdy K B; Assaf, Naglaa; ElShebiney, Shaimaa A; Salem, Neveen A

    2015-01-01

    Parkinson's disease (PD), the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder, is characterized by dopaminergic neurodegeneration, mitochondrial impairment, and oxidative stress. Exposure of animals to rotenone induces a range of responses characteristic of PD, including reactive oxygen species production and dopaminergic cell death. Although l-dopa is the drug of choice for improving core symptoms of PD, it is associated with involuntary movements. The current study was directed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of bee venom acupuncture therapy (BVA) against rotenone-induced oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and apoptosis in PD mouse model. Forty male Swiss mice were divided into four groups: (1) received saline solution orally and served as normal control, (2) received rotenone (1.5 mg/kg, s.c. every other day for 6 doses), (3) received rotenone concomitantly with l-dopa (25 mg/kg, daily, p.o. for 6 days), and finally (4) received rotenone concomitantly with BVA (0.02 ml once every 3 days for two weeks). Rotenone-treated mice showed impairment in locomotor behavior and a significant reduction in brain dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, GSH levels, and paraoxonase activity, whereas a significant increase was observed in brain malondialdehyde, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-β levels besides DNA damage, and over-expression of caspase-3, Bax, and Bcl-2 genes. Significant improvement of the aforementioned parameters was demonstrated after BVA compared to l-dopa therapy. In conclusion, bee venom normalized all the neuroinflammatory and apoptotic markers and restored brain neurochemistry after rotenone injury. Therefore, BVA is a promising neuroprotective therapy for PD.

  19. [Acupuncture: quo vadis?].

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    Bäcker, M; Tao, I; Dobos, G J

    2006-03-10

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

  20. Transient paralysis during acupuncture therapy: a case report of an adverse event.

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    Beable, Anne

    2013-09-01

    A patient with apparently well-controlled epilepsy with a painful musculoskeletal condition was treated successfully with two sessions of acupuncture. However, 4 h after the first treatment and during the second, an adverse event involving impairment of consciousness occurred. The patient subsequently experienced an increased frequency of complex partial seizures resulting in the loss of his driving licence. A detailed retrospective review of the past medical history indicated that the patient probably had comorbidities in the form of rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder and dysfunctional somatosensory/vestibular processing. Acupuncture may have triggered the adverse event via shared neurosubstrates. This adverse event raises possible implications regarding safe clinical acupuncture practice.

  1. Clinical Research Progression of Acupuncture Therapy for Vascular Dementia%针灸治疗血管性痴呆临床研究进展

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    冶尕西

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To study the general situation of acupuncture therapy for vascular dementia in recent years and provide the theory basis and methods evidence for the treatment. Methods:Summarize clinical treatment from acupoint selection (dialectical point locating, special point compatibility,single acupoint research) , acupuncture method ( scalp-acupuncture, electroacupuncture, ocular acupuncture therapy, tongue acupuncture therapy) and comprehensive therapy reviewing clinical research situation of acupuncture therapy for vascular dementia in recent 5 years. Results: Acupuncture therapy for vascular dementia has made great progress for its reliable curative effect and less adverse reaction. Conclusion; Using evidence-based acupuncture and clinical path methods, carrying out the screening and curative effect evaluation system of acupuncture therapy for vascular dementia and using the overall rehabilitation therapy by combined treatment of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine are the main direction of future research.%目的:了解近些年针灸治疗血管性痴呆的研究概况,为针灸治疗本病提供理论依据和方法依据.方法:回顾了近5 a针灸治疗血管性痴呆的临床研究概况,从穴位选择研究(辨证取穴、特殊配穴法、单穴研究)、针刺方法研究(头针疗法、电针疗法、眼针疗法)和综合疗法等方面进行临床治疗总结.结果:针灸治疗血管性痴呆的临床研究取得较大进展,其疗效可靠,不良反应少.结论:运用循证针灸学和临床路径方法,开展针灸治疗血管性痴呆优势方法的筛选和疗效的系统评价,运用中西医结合方法整体康复治疗是以后研究的主要方向.

  2. 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.

  3. Anatomical Features of the Interscapular Area Where Wet Cupping Therapy Is Done and Its Possible Relation to Acupuncture Meridians

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    Roshanak Ghods

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Although wet cupping has been a treatment for centuries, its mechanism of action is not well understood. Because the anatomical features of the wet-cupping area might play a role in its mechanism, we focus on the features of the interscapular area in which a common type of wet-cupping therapy (WCT, called Hijamat-e-Aam in Iranian medicine, is usually applied and discuss the possible relation of those features to the acupuncture meridians. We gathered and analyzed data from reliable textbooks on modern medicine with a focus on the anatomical features of the interscapular area, topics related to WTC in Iranian medicine, and acupuncture sources obtained by searching PubMed, Google-Scholar, and Science Direct. The interscapular area used for WCT was found to have special features: brown adipose tissue, immediate proximity to sympathetic ganglia, passage of the thoracic duct, two important acupuncture meridians, and proximity to the main vessel divisions carrying blood from the heart and the brain. These features indicate that the interscapular application of WCT not only discharges waste materials through a shifting of blood to the site after application of a traction force but also invigorates the body’s metabolism, increases immunity, and regulates blood biochemistry, which are desired therapeutic effects of WCT.

  4. [Observation on the efficacy of acupuncture at key acupoints combined with rehabilitation therapy for spasmodic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction].

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    Tong, Shuai; Su, Li; Lü, Hai-Bo; Liu, Jian-Qiao

    2013-05-01

    To assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at key acupoints combined with the routine rehabilitation training of limb function on spasmodic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction. Eighty-six cases were randomized into an acupuncture combined with rehabilitation group (group A, 44 cases) and a rehabilitation group (group B, 42 cases). In group A, the key acupoints were selected from head, face, chest, abdomen, shoulder, back, hands, feet and ankles such as Cuanzhu (BL 2), Danzhong (CV 17), Jianyu (LI 15) and Yanglao (SI 16) were stimulated with acupuncture. In combination, the routine limb rehabilitation training was applied, once every day. In group B, the routine limb rehabilitation training was applied alone. In both groups, 10 treatments made one session and 2 sessions were required totally. Before and after treatment, Fugl-Meyer scale and functional independent measurement (FIM) scale were adopted to assess the limb motor level and the activity of daily life in the patients respectively. The modified Ashworth scale was used to assess the effect of anti-spasm. The total effective rate of anti-spasm was 90.9% (40/44) in the group A, which was superior to 73.8% (32/42) in the group B (P rehabilitation therapy effectively relieves the spasmodic condition of the patients with post-stroke spasmodic hemiplegia, improves the limb function and the life activity of the patients.

  5. [Development of studies on bioeffects of ultrasound-acupuncture therapy and its underlying mechanism].

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    Yang, Yu-Hua; Zhang, Di; Sa, Zhe-Yan; Huang, Meng; Ding, Guang-Hong

    2012-08-01

    The so-called ultrasound acupuncture is a therapeutic approach for clinical problems and health care by applying the ultrasound energy to the acupoints of the human body directly or indirectly. It has been applied in clinic for about 30 years since 1980s. In the present paper, the authors review the development of both experimental and clinical researches in the past 30 years. Its clinical application includes allergic rhinitis, local pain, mastitis, angina pectoris of coronary heart disease, stroke, etc. Regarding the researches on the underlying mechanism of ultrasound and ultrasound acupuncture, the authors make a summary from 1) bioeffects (thermal and nonthermal effects) of ultrasound intervention; 2) cell lysis and nonlysis effects of ultrasound intervention; and 3) effects of ultrasound acupuncture on the degranulation of mast cells. Based on the idea that "inflammatory reaction caused by mast cell degranulation is one of the initial factors of acupuncture for inducing therapeutic effects", bioeffects including cellular changes, especially mast cell degranulation caused by ultrasound stimulation, are thought to be the main possible mechanisms underlying the favorable efficacy of ultrasound acupuncture intervention. However, the ultrasound metrology and the specific superiority of ultrasound acupuncture remain unknown up to now.

  6. [Progress of researches on mechanisms of acupuncture therapy underlying improving myocardial ischemia and the future approach for in-depth study on its mechanisms from epigenetics].

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    He, Su-Yun; Lu, Sheng-Feng; Zhu, Bing-Mei

    2014-02-01

    As an important content of alternative and complementary medicine, acupuncture therapy has been proved to be effective in relieving myocardial ischemia (MI). Authors of the present paper review recent progress of researches on acupuncture therapy in resisting MI from 1) improving cardiovascular function and promoting angiogenesis, and 2) protecting myocardial cells from further injury and reducing cellular apoptosis at different pathological stages of MI. Moreover, the authors discuss the characteristics of epigenetic regulation in the process of MI and cardiac repair including the methylating of DNA, modification of histone, remodeling of the chromatin, and micro-RNA expression, mediating cellular apoptosis, regeneration of myocardial blood vessels, etc. The authors hold that future studies on the underlying mechanisms of acupuncture therapy in the prevention and treatment of MI from epigenetics may be a new approach and a new direction.

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

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    Jiang, Guimei; Jia, Chao; Lin, Mode

    2016-02-01

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

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Acupuncture in modern society.

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    Vanderploeg, Kristin; Yi, Xiaobin

    2009-03-01

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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。

  15. Acupuncture Anesthesia in China: Retrospect and Prospect

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    2007-01-01

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

  16. 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.

  17. Observation on the efficacy of acupuncture at key acupoints combined with rehabilitation therapy for spasmodic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction

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    佟帅

    2013-01-01

    Objective To assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at key acupoints combined with the routine rehabilitation training of limb function on spasmodic hemiplegia after cerebral infarction.Methods Eighty-six cases were randomized into an acupuncture combined with

  18. 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.

  19. 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).

  20. Clinical Observation of Acupuncture Therapy for Postherpetic Neuralgia%针刺治疗带状疱疹后遗神经痛临床观察

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    方向军; 肖元春

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察针刺治疗老年带状疱疹后遗神经痛的临床疗效.方法:将24 例患者随机分为两组,针刺组12 例采用针刺患侧夹脊穴治疗,药物组12 例采用口服止痛药、肌肉注射营养神经药治疗.结果:经过4 个疗程治疗,针刺组总有效率为91.6%, 药物组为83.3% .结论:针刺治疗能明显减轻患者疼痛,疗效优于药物治疗.%Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture therapy for postherpetic neuralgia in the elders. Methods: Twenty-four cases of postherpetic neuralgia were randomized into two groups, an acupuncture group in which 12 cases were treated by acupuncture at Jiaji (Ex-B 2) on the diseased side, and a medication group in which 12 cases were treated by oral obtundent and intramuscular injection of neurotrophic drugs. Results: After four-week treatments, the total effective rate was 91.6% in the acupuncture group and 83.3% in the medication group. Conclusion: Acupuncture can significantly relieve postherpetic neuralgia, with better effects than medication.

  1. 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.

  2. Transcriptomic Profiling of Adipose Tissue in Obese Women in Response to Acupuncture Catgut Embedding Therapy with Moxibustion.

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    Garcia-Vivas, Jessica M; Galaviz-Hernandez, Carlos; Fernandez-Retana, Jorge; Pedroza-Torres, Abraham; Perez-Plasencia, Carlos; Lopez-Camarillo, Cesar; Marchat, Laurence A

    2016-08-01

    Complementary and alternative medicine, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, represents an efficient therapeutic option for obesity control. It was previously reported that acupuncture catgut embedding therapy (ACET) with moxibustion reduces body weight and reverts insulin resistance in obese women. This study aimed to evidence changes in adipokines and gene expression in adipose tissue that could explain the effects of ACET with moxibustion. Overweight/obese women were treated with ACET with moxibustion or sham acupuncture as control. Peripheral blood samples and fat biopsies were taken before and after intervention. Circulating adipokines (leptin, adiponectin, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and resistin) were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Gene expression in adipose tissue was determined by cDNA microarray assays and assessed by quantitative reverse transcription real-time polymerase chain reaction. ACET with moxibustion did not modify circulating adipokines levels. However, correlations with anthropometric and biochemical parameters were affected. Interestingly, transcriptional changes in adipose tissue revealed the modulation of genes participating in homeostasis control, lipid metabolism, olfactory transduction, and gamma-aminobutyric acid signaling pathway. The effects of ACET with moxibustion on body weight and insulin resistance were associated with the regulation of biochemical events that are altered in obesity.

  3. Acupuncture and Comprehensive Therapy in the Treatment of Simple Obesity%针灸治疗单纯性肥胖症的临床近况

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    李大军

    2011-01-01

    This article summarizes the clinical study progress of acupuncture and comprehensive therapy on simple obesity in recent years, and point out the problems and the research direction. Beginning with the etiology and pathogenesis of obesity to summarizes the acupuncture and comprehensive therapy on simple obesity, including body acupuncture, embedding thread, ear acupoint, electroacupuncture, awn - needle acupuncture and comprehensive therapy. Introduce the acupoint selection, operation, therapeutic effect and related theory. Acupuncture therapy on simple obesity is flexible for aucpoint selection, diversified for methods, notable for therapeutic effect and is safe without toxic side effect. It is suitable for clinical application. In the future, we need to do more research on the theory of acupuncture and comprehensive therapy of simple obesity, and try to explore a simpler and more effective acupuncture treatment program.%总结近几年针灸及综合疗法治疗单纯性肥胖症的临床研究近况,提出应该注意的问题及今后的研究方向.从肥胖症的病因病机出发,总结目前针灸及综合治疗单纯性肥胖症的治疗方法.主要包括体针、穴位埋线、耳针、电针、芒针以及综合治疗等.介绍上述疗法的取穴、操作、疗效及相关机理理论.针灸治疗单纯性肥胖取穴灵活、方法多样,并且疗效显著,无毒副作用,适合临床推广.今后还应进一步探讨针刺及综合治疗单纯性肥胖症的相关机理的研究,努力探索出更简便、有效、标准化的针灸治疗方案.

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

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    E. Collazo

    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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Mechanisms of Acupuncture Therapy for Cerebral Ischemia: an Evidence-Based Review of Clinical and Animal Studies on Cerebral Ischemia.

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    Zhu, Wen; Ye, Yang; Liu, Yi; Wang, Xue-Rui; Shi, Guang-Xia; Zhang, Shuai; Liu, Cun-Zhi

    2017-05-19

    Ischemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. As a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture has been shown to be effective in promoting recovery after stroke. In this article, we review the clinical and experimental studies that demonstrated the mechanisms of acupuncture treatment for cerebral ischemia. Clinical studies indicated that acupuncture activated relevant brain regions, modulated cerebral blood flow and related molecules in stroke patients. Evidence from laboratory indicated that acupuncture regulates cerebral blood flow and metabolism after the interrupt of blood supply. Acupuncture regulates multiple molecules and signaling pathways that lead to excitoxicity, oxidative stress, inflammation, neurons death and survival. Acupuncture also promotes neurogenesis, angiogenesis as well as neuroplasticity after ischemic damage. The evidence provided from clinical and laboratory suggests that acupuncture induces multi-level regulation via complex mechanisms and a single factor may not be enough to explain the beneficial effects against cerebral ischemia.

  9. 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

  10. Reproduction of scalp acupuncture therapy on strokes in the model rats, spontaneous hypertensive rats-stroke prone (SHR-SP).

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    Inoue, Isao; Chen, Lihua; Zhou, Li; Zeng, Xiaorong; Wang, Hongdu

    2002-11-29

    Scalp acupuncture (SA) therapy on strokes has been empirically established and widely used in clinics in China. SA is particularly effective at ameliorating paralyses and speech disturbances, and the recovery rate is twice that for those treated with medication alone. To investigate the effects of SA on a scientific basis, we have developed a new experimental system that provides reliable controls and excludes psychological effects by using a genetic strain of rats, spontaneous hypertensive rats-stroke prone. Here we report that SA indeed has rapid and powerful effects to remove limb paralyses caused either by cerebral infarct or by cerebral haemorrhage. This model is well suited to study the mechanism of the effects of SA in parallel with clinical studies, and to describe the whole recovery process after the stroke onset. Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

  11. Treatment of Vascular Dementia by Acupuncture: A Review

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    HUANG Qin-feng

    2003-01-01

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

  12. The Effect of the Acupuncture Therapy in Combination with Soyeom Pharmacopuncture Therapy on the Improvement of the Symptoms of the Patients with Herniated Intervertebral Disk of L-spine in His Initial Stage of Hospitalization

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    Song Hyong-gun

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Herniated Intervertebral Disk(HIVD of L-spine is one of the most common diseases that cause back pain and radiating pain. The aim of this study is to find out if the acupuncture therapy combined with Soyeom Pharmacopuncture therapy can improve the symptoms of the patients suffering from the disease more effectively than the acupuncture only therapy. Methods: We separated 30 patients into two groups. Group A was treated with the acupuncture only therapy, and Group B was treated with Soyeom Pharmacopuncture therapy in addition to the acupuncture therapy. We have observed patients for 7 days. We checked the Visual Analog Scale(VAS for 4 times and did Straight Leg Raising Test(SLRT twice. Results: 1. For 7 days from the admission day, the VAS score has been decreased significantly in both Group A and Group B. 2. For 7 days from the admission day, the VAS score of Group B has been appeared signifi cantly lower than that of Group A, so that we can know that patients in Group B has more rapidly improved than patients in Group A 3. From the admission day to the 3rd hospital day, the improvement index of VAS scroe of Group B has appeared significantly higher than that of Group A, but after 5th hospital day, there was no significance between the improvement index of VAS score of Group A and that of Group B. 4. For 7 days from the admission day, the SLRT(degree has been improved significantly in both Group A and B, but there was no significance between the SLRT(degree of Group A and that of Group B. Conclusion: We can use Soyeom Pharmacopuncture therapy with acupuncture therapy to make the patients suffering from back pain and radiating pain improve more rapidly.

  13. Physical Therapy Treatment Of Chronic Neck Pain A Discussion And Case Study: Using Dry Needling And Battlefield Acupuncture.

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    Guthrie, Richard M; Chorba, Rita

    2016-01-01

    Chronic mechanical neck pain can have a complex clinical presentation and is often difficult to treat. This case study illustrates a successful physical therapy treatment approach using dry needling and auricular acupuncture techniques. A 51-year-old active-duty, male US Marine was treated by a physical therapist in a direct-access military clinic for chronic neck pain poorly responsive to previous physical therapy, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions. Needling techniques were combined with standard physical therapy interventions to address the comprehensive needs of the patient. Within five treatments, the patient reported reduced pain levels from 8-9/10 to 0-2/10, improved sleep quality, and increased function with daily activities. Over several months, the patient reduced multiple medication use by greater than 85%. The effects of treatment were lasting, and the patient accomplished a successful transition to an independent maintenance program. Needling techniques have the potential to expedite favorable physical therapy outcomes for active-duty service members suffering from chronic mechanical and degenerative neck pain. The dramatic improvements observed in this case warrant additional exploration of treatment efficacy and delineation of best practices in the delivery of these techniques. 2016.

  14. Use of an Implantable Loop Recorder in a Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) to Monitor Cardiac Arrhythmias and Assess the Effects of Acupuncture and Laser Therapy.

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    Magden, Elizabeth R; Sleeper, Meg M; Buchl, Stephanie J; Jones, Rebekah A; Thiele, Erica J; Wilkerson, Gregory K

    2016-02-01

    Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in captive chimpanzees and is often associated with myocardial fibrosis, which increases the risk of cardiac arrhythmias. In this case report, we present a 36-y-old male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) diagnosed with frequent ventricular premature complexes (VPC). We placed a subcutaneous implantable loop recorder for continual ECG monitoring to assess his arrhythmias without the confounding effects of anesthetics. During his initial treatment with the antiarrhythmia medication amiodarone, he developed thrombocytopenia, and the drug was discontinued. After reviewing other potential therapies for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, we elected to try acupuncture and laser therapy in view of the positive results and the lack of adverse side effects reported in humans. We used 2 well-known cardiac acupuncture sites on the wrist, PC6 (pericardium 6) and HT7 (heart 7), and evaluated the results of the therapy by using the ECG recordings from the implantable loop recorder. Although periodic increases in the animal's excitement level introduced confounding variables that caused some variation in the data, acupuncture and laser therapy appeared to decrease the mean number of VPC/min in this chimpanzee.

  15. RECENT PROGRESSES OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

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    赵耀东; 郑俊江; 郑魁山

    2003-01-01

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

  16. 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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    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

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

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

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

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  19. The role of acupuncture in cancer supportive care.

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    Lin, Jaung-Geng; Chen, Yi-Hung

    2012-01-01

    Acupuncture has many beneficial effects during cancer therapy and has proven efficacy in the management of side effects induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this review, we discussed the benefits of acupuncture on cancer patients. In cancer pain management, acupuncture is effective for head and neck pain, waist pain, abdominal and chest pain. Many studies confirm the excellent efficacy of acupuncture against symptoms of vomiting and nausea, including those induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may develop xerostomia, which may be relieved by acupuncture. Acupuncture may also cause sedative and hypnotic effects in cancer patients for treating nervousness and insomnia.

  20. Discussion on certain issues about the therapy of acupuncture and Tuina combined with rehabilitation therapy nursing%针灸推拿与康复理疗护理结合若干问题的探讨

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    房旦; 宋嘉琳

    2015-01-01

    目的:综述近年来在针灸推拿与康复理疗护理相结合方面所取得的研究进展及研究成果.方法:查询与分析近年来有关针灸推拿与康复理疗护理相结合方面对应的学术研究成果及期刊文献资料.对技术进展进行归纳与总结.结果:当前对针灸推拿与康复理疗护理相结合的研究思路包括三层,分别为针灸推拿与康复理疗护理并重,以针灸推拿为主,康复理疗护理为辅及以康复理疗护理为主,针灸推拿为辅.基于上述思路,可将针灸推拿尝试与康复理疗护理领域中的物理疗法及作业疗法相结合,起到优化临床效果的目的.结论:在研究针灸推拿与康复理相结合问题的过程当中,两者从不同的角度对疾病进行治疗干预,治疗措施的结合能够提高疗效,是临床实践的研究方向与趋势所在.%Objective: To review the recent development in acupuncture and Tuina therapy combined with rehabilitation nursing by analyzing recent research progress and research results.Methods: query and analysis of the academic research and literature periodicals published in recent years about acupuncture and massage therapy combined with rehabilitation nursing were carried and the technical progress was summarized.Results: Present research ideas of acupuncture and massage therapy combined with rehabilitation nursing includes three layers,respectively,acupuncture and massage therapy with rehabilitation nursing paying equal attention to all,Prioritize acupuncture and massage therapy and keep rehabilitation therapy nursing as complementary,and prioritize rehabilitation therapy nursing and provide auxiliary acupuncture and massage.Based on the above ideas,acupuncture and massage can be tried in the field of nursing and rehabilitation physiotherapy combined with physical therapy and nursing therapy to optimize the purpose of clinical effect.Conclusion: Acupuncture and Tuina combined with rehabilitation therapy in the

  1. 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

  2. A Brief Analysis in the Application of Fire Needle Therapy on Experience of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy%《针灸资生经》关于火针疗法应用浅析

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    贾蒙蒙; 杨丹红

    2016-01-01

    Fire Needle can be traced back to Huangdi Neijing ,its name is red-hot needling,fire puncture. The Classical Prescriptions of Jin Dynasty mention the exact name of Fire Needle for the first time . after successive subject of research and clinical practice,gradu-ally improved,developed into a characteristic therapy of modern acupuncture treatment after thousands of years. The mechanism of the Fire Needle is with warm to stimulate acupuncture points or parts to encourage healthy trends, regulating zang-fu organs, stimulating bullishness, so as to achieve the needle and moxibustion therapy effect. In the development of thousands of years, the Experience on Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy Of Song Dynasty recorded the application of fire needle therapy in medical disease in the form of consilia for the first time , this article will make a brief analysis in the application of Fire Needle therapy on experience on acupuncture and moxibustion therapy, provide some useful reference for today's Fire Needle treatment of internal diseases. A brief analysis in the ap-plication of Fire Needle therapy on Experience on Acupuncture and Moxibustion therapy.%《内经》首次提到“燔针”“焠刺”,晋代《小品方》最早记载了火针的名称,以后经过历代医家的研究和临床实践,逐步完善,历经数千年,发展成为现代针灸治疗中独特的疗法之一。火针的作用机理在于用温热刺激穴位或部位来鼓舞正气,调节脏腑,激发经气,从而达到针和灸的双重治疗作用。在数千年的发展中,宋代《针灸资生经》首次以医案的形式记载火针疗法在内科疾病的应用,笔者将对《针灸资生经》关于火针疗法内容作一浅析,为当今火针治疗内科疾病提供有益的借鉴。

  3. [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.

  4. Role of Acupuncturists in Acupuncture Treatment

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    Tao Liu

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM is based on a paradigm of the body different to that of modern biomedicine. Inherent characteristics of TCM necessitate an active and central role of acupuncturists in acupuncture treatment. The author looks at acupuncture in the practical context and analyzes the role of acupuncturists in diagnostic process and treatment delivery. Acupuncture as a complex non-pharmacological therapy depends solely on the acupuncturists' skills, competence and understanding of TCM theory to work. More attention should be given to this important role of acupuncturists in either clinical practice or research on acupuncture.

  5. 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。

  6. Autonomic status and pain profile in patients of chronic low back pain and following electro acupuncture therapy: a randomized control trial.

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    Shankar, Nilima; Thakur, Manisha; Tandon, Om Prakash; Saxena, Ashok Kumar; Arora, Shobha; Bhattacharya, Neena

    2011-01-01

    Pain is a syndrome characterized by several neurophysiological changes including that of the autonomic nervous system. Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a major health problem and is a frequent reason for using unconventional therapies especially acupuncture. This study was conducted to evaluate the autonomic status and pain profile in chronic LBP patients and to observe the effect of electro acupuncture therapy. Chronic LBP patients (n=60) were recruited from the Department of Orthopaedics, GTB Hospital, Delhi. Age and sex matched healthy volunteers were selected as controls (n=30). Following a written consent, LBP patients were randomly allocated into two study groups - Group A received 10 sittings of electro acupuncture, on alternate days, at GB and UB points selected for back pain, while the Group B received a conventional drug therapy in the form of oral Valdecoxib together with supervised physiotherapy. Controls were assessed once while the patients were assessed twice, before and after completion of the treatment program (3 weeks). The autonomic status was studied with non-invasive cardiovascular autonomic function tests which included E: I ratio, 30:15 ratio, postural challenge test and sustained handgrip test. Pain intensity was measured with the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the global perceived effect (GPE). Statistical analysis was performed using repeated measure's ANOVA with Tukey's test. Pain patients showed a significantly reduced vagal tone and increased sympathetic activity as compared to the controls (Pacupuncture group showed a better response (PAcupuncture effectively relieves the pain and improves the autonomic status and hence can be used as an alternative/additive treatment modality in these cases.

  7. Combination therapy efficacy of catgut embedding acupuncture and diet intervention on interleukin-6 levels and body mass index in obese patients

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    Tjan, P. M.; Srilestari, A.; Abdurrohim, K.; Kresnawan, T.

    2017-08-01

    Obesity is a major health problem worldwide, affecting more than 500 million adults with an additional 1.5 billion adults classified as overweight. Acupuncture has been recognized as an adjunctive therapy for obesity, and recent evidence suggests its potential to reduce the inflammatory response in adipose tissue, a condition believed to be responsible for obesity-related health problems. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been proposed as an important mediator of the inflammatory response in adipose tissue, but the number of studies addressing the issue is still limited. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted with36 obese patients currently receiving dietary intervention. The patients were randomly allocated into the catgut embedding acupuncture group with diet intervention or the sham (placebo) embedding acupuncture group with diet intervention. Catgut embedding therapy was given twice at CV12 Zhongwan, ST25 Tianshu, CV6 Qihai, and SP6 Sanyinjiao acupoints with two week intervals between procedures. The study endpoints were the IL-6 levels in the blood plasma and body mass index (BMI), measured before and after the intervention. We observed a reduction in the IL-6 levels (mean reduction 0.13 pg/mL, 95% CI: 0.03-0.23) and BMI (mean reduction 0.66, 95% CI 0.43-0.88) in the accupuncture group. The average difference in mean reduction of BMI between the accupuncture and sham groups was 0.34 (95% CI: 0.17-0.52). No difference was found in mean IL-6 reduction between the two groups (95% CI: -0.17 to 0.06). The results suggest that acupoint catgut embedding therapy may help reduce IL-6 levels and BMI in obese patients receiving dietary intervention.

  8. 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.

  9. Issues Discussion of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Conjunction With Rehabilitation Care%针灸推拿与康复理疗护理结合若干问题的探讨

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    范学芹

    2016-01-01

    Objective Progress made on acupuncture and massage therapy treatments and rehabilitation combined for analysis.Methods The use of inquiry methods such as journal articles and academic research achievements related to acupuncture and massage therapy and rehabilitation in recent years, combining aspects of the summary, analysis requires attention to several issues.Results Present Ideas for acupuncture and massage combined with rehabilitation therapy is divided into three areas: one is the acupuncture and massage and rehabilitation therapy combined with each other to treat patients, and the other to the main acupuncture and massage, rehabilitation therapy, supplemented by the last one based Rehabilitation based, supplemented by acupuncture and massage, depending on the focus, in the clinical application of acupuncture and massage can be combined nursing and rehabilitation therapy, thereby improving clinical outcomes.Conclusion Acupuncture and massage and rehabilitation therapy combining targeted therapies if possible from different angles based on patients with different diseases, improve the treatment effect is very effective.%目的:针灸推拿和康复理疗护理相结合所取得的研究进展进行分析。方法采用查询等方法对最近几年有关针灸推拿和康复理疗相结合方面的期刊文献和学术研究部成果进行总结,分析需要注意的几个问题。结果现阶段针灸推拿与康复理疗相结合的思路研究主要分为三个方面:一个是针灸推拿和康复理疗相互结合治疗患者,另一个以针灸推拿为主,康复理疗为辅,最后一个是以康复理疗为主,针灸推拿为辅,根据不同侧重点,在临床应用中可以将针灸推拿和康复理疗护理相结合,从而提高临床治疗效果。结论针灸推拿和康复理疗相结合如果能够根据患者不同疾病从不同角度进行针对性治疗,对提高治疗效果十分有效。

  10. The Clinical Study Progress of Acupuncture Therapy on Prolapse of Intervertebral Disc in the Last 5 Years.%近五年针灸治疗腰椎间盘突出症研究进展

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    熊同学; 黄拥军

    2011-01-01

    综述了近五年针灸治疗腰椎间盘突出症的研究近况。按不同针灸方法、特色针灸、特异性穴位治疗等方面进行综述。认为针灸治疗腰椎间盘突出症具有较好的疗效,特别是特色针灸、特异性穴位疗法具有其特点,但也还存在一些不足。今后应进一步从针灸治疗机理、针刺方法、穴位筛选、特色针灸等方面进行深入研究,对本病的诊疗标准也应进一步统一。%We have summarized the recent developments study oi acupunture therapy on prolapse ol mterverteDrat OlSC in the last 5 years. Method: we stated them from different acupuncture, characteristic acupuncture, distinctive acupoint and so on. Conclusion: acupunture therapy, especially characteristic acupuncture, distinctive acupoint have a better curative effect on prolapse of intervertebral disc, but there also exist some deficiencies. In the future, we should go an intensive study on the acupuncture mechanism, method, acupoint selection, characteristic acupuncture and so on. We also should unify the diagnostic and therapy criteria of prolapse of intervertebral disc.

  11. Treating one case frozen by warm acupuncture conbined with massage therapy%温针灸联合推拿治疗肩周炎1则

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    赵崇智

    2013-01-01

      肩周炎又称“五十肩”,是肩关节囊及其周围软组织的慢性非特异性炎症性疾病。运用温针灸联合推拿治疗该症,取得满意效果。%Frozen also known as“the fifty shoulder”, it is the capsule of shoulder joint and its surrounding soft tissue of chronic nonspecific inflammatory disease. To treat with warm acupuncture combined with massage therapy, makes the satisfactory progress.

  12. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia.

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

    2013-05-31

    improvement. Control group global well-being was 66.5 points on a 100 point scale; EA improved well-being by a mean of 15 points (95% CI 5 to 26 points). Control group stiffness was 4.8 points on a 0 to 10 point; EA reduced stiffness by a mean of 0.9 points (95% CI 0.1 to 2 points; absolute reduction 9%, 95% CI 4% to 16%). Fatigue was 4.5 points (10 point scale) without treatment; EA reduced fatigue by a mean of 1 point (95% CI 0.22 to 2 points), absolute reduction 11% (2% to 20%). There was no difference in sleep quality (MD 0.4 points, 95% CI -1 to 0.21 points, 10 point scale), and physical function was not reported.Moderate quality evidence from six studies (286 participants) indicated that acupuncture (EA or MA) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Subgroup analysis of two studies (104 participants) indicated benefits of EA. Mean pain was 70 points on 0 to 100 point scale with sham treatment; EA reduced pain by 13% (5% to 22%); (SMD -0.63, 95% CI -1.02 to -0.23). Global well-being was 5.2 points on a 10 point scale with sham treatment; EA improved well-being: SMD 0.65, 95% CI 0.26 to 1.05; absolute improvement 11% (4% to 17%). EA improved sleep, from 3 points on a 0 to 10 point scale in the sham group: SMD 0.40 (95% CI 0.01 to 0.79); absolute improvement 8% (0.2% to 16%). Low-quality evidence from one study suggested that MA group resulted in poorer physical function: mean function in the sham group was 28 points (100 point scale); treatment worsened function by a mean of 6 points (95% CI -10.9 to -0.7). Low-quality evidence from three trials (289 participants) suggested no difference in adverse events between real (9%) and sham acupuncture (35%); RR 0.44 (95% CI 0.12 to 1.63).Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise), adjunct acupuncture therapy reduced pain at one month after treatment: mean pain was 8 points on a 0 to 10 point scale in

  13. Clinical Study on Kidney-Nourishing and Governor Vessel-Regulating Acupuncture Therapy for Apoplexy Sequela

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    LI Yan; PANG Yong; ZOU Zhuo-cheng; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2007-01-01

    To observe the clinical efficacy of kidney-nourishing and governor vessel-regulating therapy for apoplexy sequela.Methods:Sixty subjects were equally randomized into observation group and control group,and respectively treated for 35 days.The scores of survival quality,interleukin-6(IL-6),interleukin-8(IL-8)and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) were measured,and the clinical efficacy were compared between two groups.Results and Conclusion:After treatment.all the observational items were improved,with better results in observation group than in control group.This therapy has better effects than regular method in the treatment of apoplexy sequela.

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

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

    2017-02-01

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

  15. Effect of Acupuncture Therapy on neck Pain Rehabilitation%中医针灸疗法对颈部疼痛康复的作用探析

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    童兵

    2014-01-01

    目的:探究中医针灸疗法对颈部疼痛康复的治疗效果。方法选取2011~2012年来我院就治的49例由颈椎病而引发颈部疼痛的患者。对患者采用中医针灸疗法进行治疗,观察患者的治疗效果,并进行记录。结果经中医针灸治疗后,颈部疼痛感明显减轻。49例患者中,23例椎动脉型颈椎病患者中,18例患者颈部疼痛消失;12例交感神经型颈椎病患者中,10例颈部疼痛消失;14例脊髓型颈椎病患者中,11例颈部疼痛消失。结论在由颈椎病而引发颈部疼痛的患者临床治疗期间,采用中医针灸疗法进行治疗,可使患者的颈部疼痛感得到有效缓解,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To explore acupuncture therapy on neck pain rehabilitation treatment. Methods 2011~2012 came to our hospital for treatment of 49 cases of cervical disease caused by the neck pain patients. Acupuncture therapy for patients with treatment,patient outcomes observed and recorded. Results The patients after acupuncture treatment,neck pain was significantly reduced. Among them,23 cases of cervical vertebral artery disease in 18 patients with neck pain eased 12 cases of sympathetic cervical spondylosis in 10 patients with neck pain eased. 14 cases of patients with cervical myelopathy in 11 patients with neck pain eased. Conclusion Cervical spondylosis caused by neck pain during the clinical treatment of patients,the use of acupuncture therapy for patients with treatment of patients with neck pain can be effectively al eviated,worthy of clinical application.

  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.

  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. 针刺对单纯性肥胖症患者食欲的影响%Effect of Acupuncture Therapy on Appetite of Obesity Patients

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    姚红; 陈健雄; 张子谦; 潘娱; 郑婕; 童娟

    2012-01-01

    eating-desire and hunger feeling and prospective food consumption were measured before and after the treatment. The gastric fluid survival rate (GFSR) was evaluated by using ultrasound scanning. Results The BMI in the acupuncture group was obviously declined after the treatment in comparison with the placebo group (P0. 05). The GFSR was obviously increased in the acupuncture group compared to the placebo group (P<0. 05). Conclusion Acupuncture therapy can significantly decrease BMI and delay the digesting time and control the appetite in obesity patients, which may contribute to its effect in body weight reduction.

  19. 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.

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

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    Martha Liliana Beltrán Molano

    2014-01-01

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

  1. Question and discussion about the long-term effect of acupuncture therapy on neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis%针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛的远期疗效问题及对策

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    狄忠; 姜硕; 梁兆晖; 符文彬

    2012-01-01

    文章针对针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛的现状,分析目前针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛远期疗效欠佳的原因,探讨增强针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛远期疗效的对策.从颈椎病颈痛的本虚标实的病机人手,针对目前临床研究中存在的不足,提出相应的改善方案.分析发现目前针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛主要存在以下两方面不足:一是重针轻灸;一是重经络轻脏腑.而灸法可祛风散寒、温阳固本,标本兼治,防止复发.肾主骨生髓,心藏神、主血脉,调理心肾,可增强针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛的远期疗效.认为增强针灸治疗颈椎病颈痛的远期疗效关键在于脏腑辨证与经络辨证相结合,且重在调补心肾;刺灸方法应做到针灸并重.%This paper aims to find the main cause of the impefection of acupuncture therapy on neck pain through analysing the current situation of clinical trails of neck pain with acupuncture. Then, directing to those impefection, propound opinions to enhence the long-term effect of acupuncture therapy on neck pain. The impefection of acupuncture therapy on neck pain exist in mainly two aspects, one is that moxibustion therapy is paid less attention than acupuncture, another is that the syndrome differentiation of viscera is paid less attention in clinic. Moxibustion can remove pathogenic wind and dampness and Strengthening Yang to Benefit Kidney. Traditional Chinese medicine considers that kidney control bone and produce marrow. Heart control mental activities and govern blood. Nourishing heart and tonifying kidney can enhence the vital qi. So we can conclude that the key to to enhence the long-term effect of acupuncture therapy on neck pain is to combine the syndrome differentiation of viscera and the differentiation of channels and collaterals, especially to nourishing the heart and kidney. The Acupuncture methods should be on the basis of the acupuncture reuse moxibustion.

  2. Mind-refreshing acupuncture therapy for facial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia and stubborn facial paralysis.

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    Liu, Zheng; Fang, Guimei

    2004-09-01

    It has been proved by clinical experiment that needling at Fengchi (GB 20), Wangu (GB 12) and Tianzhu (BL 10) can markedly improve the blood supply to the vertebral basilar artery, increase the cerebral blood flow, and relax the spasm of the vascular smooth muscles. The combined use of Shangxing (GV 23) and Yintang (EX-HN3) can give the effects of resuscitating and tranquilizing the mind, dispelling wind, dredging the channels, and relieving spasm and pain. In short, the above therapy may turn the pathological state into a normal physiological state, and bring a quicker recovery for patients with facial spasm, trigeminal neuralgia and stubborn facial paralysis.

  3. 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.""

  4. 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.

  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. Use of yoga and zhen-jiu (acupuncture therapy in the combination treatment of patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain

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    I. A. Vyshlova

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Back pain is encountered in nearly 80–90% of the population; patient management is not only a medical, but also important socioeconomic problem.Objective: to comparatively evaluate the efficiency of yoga and zhen-jiu (acupuncture therapy in the combination treatment of patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP.Patients and methods. Sixty patients with chronic nonspecific LBP were examined and randomized in groups: 20 patients received symptomatic therapy only (a control group, 20 patients used yoga (Group 1 and 20 more patients had zhen-jiu therapy in addition to symptomatic therapy (Group 2.Results. As compared to the controls, Groups 1 and 2 patients showed a significant increase in the scope of lumbar spine movements and a decrease in the degree of pain syndrome. The investigation demonstrated the efficiency of yoga and zhen-jiu therapy versus symptomatic therapy in the combination treatment of chronic nonspecific LBP, by simultaneously reducing the number of side effects.Conclusion. It is necessary to conduct large controlled randomized studies evaluating the efficiency of yoga and zhen-jiu therapy in these patients.

  8. [Clinical observation on therapeutic effect of different acupuncture therapies on acute peripheral facial paralysis].

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    Yang, Yi; Zhang, Wei; Zhu, Jun-ping

    2009-06-01

    To explore the better therapeutic method for acute peripheral facial paralysis. One hundred and ninety-seven cases of acute peripheral facial paralysis were randomly divided into an observation group (n=125) and a control group (n=72). The observation group was treated by injection at acupoint combined with warming needle therapy at Yifeng (TE 17), Wangu (GB 12), Xiaguan (ST 7), Qianzheng (EX), and Taiyang (EX-HN 5). The control group was treated with electroacupuncture at Yifeng (TE 17), Yangbai (GB 14), Xiaguan (ST 7), etc. Their therapeutic effects were compared between the two groups. After three therapeutic courses, the cured rate and the total effective rate in the observation group were 76.0%, 100.0%, and 48.6%, 86.1% in the control group, respectively, with significant defferences between the two groups (all P facial paralysis.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis.

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

    2011-09-07

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

  12. 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.

  13. Current development of acupuncture research in Parkinson's disease.

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    Zeng, Bai-Yun; Salvage, Sarah; Jenner, Peter

    2013-01-01

    Parkinson's disease is an age-related progressive neurodegenerative disease. The etiology and pathogenetic mechanisms that cause PD are still not fully understood. The available treatments to PD are only symptomatic relief. Acupuncture is used to treat many medical conditions for 1000 years in China and has gained wider and increasing acceptance within both public and medical profession because it has been a very safe and well-tolerated treatment. In this chapter, we reviewed relevant laboratory findings regarding acupuncture mechanism on Parkinson's. We showed that acupuncture stimulation in Parkinson's models had generated valuable mechanistic insight of Parkinson's and showed that acupuncture treatment is in fact a neuroprotective therapy that increase the release of various neuroprotective agents such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor, and cyclophilin A. In addition, acupuncture therapy slows cell death process and attenuates oxidative stress to dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. Further, acupuncture therapy modulates neuronal activity of the basal ganglia output structures. These results suggest that early application of acupuncture therapy to Parkinson's patients may be helpful for the best efficacy of acupuncture treatment. It is hopeful that translation of achievement in acupuncture research in Parkinson's models will maximize the potentials of acupuncture treatment.

  14. [Acupuncture and stress].

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

    2015-04-01

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

  15. 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.

  16. An Evaluation Of Acupuncture As A Modality Of Treatment Of Leprous Neuritis

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    Chattopadhyay S P

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    Full Text Available Eighty patients of leprosy who developed peripheral neuritis as a presenting feature or during the course of antileprotic trearment were selected for the study. Groups 1,2,3(N= 20 each were given acupuncture therapy and considered as acupuncture group . Twenty patients were used as control (Group 4. Patients in acupuncture group showed improvement in subsidence of neural plain and tenderness after ten sittings of acupuncture. The response was best when acupuncture was given as adjunct to antireaction drugs. Relapse rates in Gr. 1, 2, 3 and 4 were 20, 30, 10 and 40 percents respectively. However the effect of acupuncture was temporary and on statistical analysis it was not considered significant when taken as a whole (acupuncture group. Hence acupunture is only recommended where corti- costeroids/NSAIDS are contraindicated. In view of AIDS and Hepatitis B infection, all cases are advised to be screened before acupuncture therapy and the acupuncture needles are autoclaved.

  17. 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.

  18. Role of acupuncture in stress management

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    Mehmet Tuğrul Cabıoğlu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Stress factors impair physiological and psychological balance state of the individuals. This situation can cause various diseases. Today, diseases caused by stress are treated with methods like educational program for coping with stress, psychotherapy, drug therapy. Recently, acupuncture treatment is added to these methods. Acupuncture treatment effects to modulate various neurophysiologic mechanisms in during resistance period of stress. This mechanism provides support for the person's psychological state. Acupuncture treatment increases the secretion of hormones such as endomorphine, beta endorphine, enkephalin, serotonin and cortisol from central nervous system. Stress factors increase endomorphin, beta endorphin, enkephalin, serotonin and oxytocin levels in the central nervous system and plasma in the resistance period to stress. Acupuncture applications increase the synthesis and release of endomorphin, beta endorphin, enkephalin, serotonin and oxytocin from the central nervous system which strengthens the individual's resistance period to cope with stress. Therefore, method of acupuncture is also used in the treatment of diseases caused by stress.

  19. Blood-Letting Puncture and Cupping Therapies Combined with Acupuncture for Treatment of 140 Cases of Fibrositis

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    ZHANG Hong-liang; DUAN Shu-min

    2009-01-01

    @@ Fibrositis, also known as myofibrositis in nape and back, often occurs all the year round, especially between spring and summer or summer and autumn. Pathogenic cold and fatigue can induce aseptic inflammation in nape and back with pain, limited movement and other symptoms. The author used blood-letting puncture and cupping plus acupuncture to treat 140 cases of fibrositis from February 2003 to December 2006 with satisfactory therapeutic effect. A report is as follows.

  20. Acupuncture in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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    Amezaga Urruela, Matxalen; Suarez-Almazor, Maria E

    2012-12-01

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

  1. Acupuncture as anticancer treatment?

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

    2017-01-01

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

  2. Discitis in an adult following acupuncture treatment: a case report.

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    Kim, Peter S Y; Hsu, William

    2004-06-01

    Recent papers, including a review conducted by van Tulder et al., have suggested that there is paucity of information as to the efficacy of acupuncture treatment. However, there has been a significant increase in the use of acupuncture therapy for treatment of various ailments, including lower back pain. Chiropractors, along with other health care professionals, are using acupuncture as an adjunct to their main therapeutic intervention as demonstrated by a recent survey by the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA). However, like many other interventions, including NSAIDs and spinal manipulations, signs of side effects should be monitored when acupuncture treatments are considered. Recent papers have noted such complications as pneumothorax and hepatitis following acupuncture treatments. A case is presented in which a patient, who received previous acupuncture treatments, presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of low back and leg pain. Early recognition of potential complications after acupuncture treatment may minimize significant impairments and disability.

  3. 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.

  4. Integrating Acupuncture into Cancer Care

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    Tsai-Ju Chien

    2013-10-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. 脐疗结合腹针治疗乳腺癌白细胞减少症40例%Umbilical Therapy combined with Abdominal Acupuncture in the Treatment of Leucopenia for 40 Cases

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    刘爱芹; 张继海; 赵长林; 王术云; 田蜜

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察脐疗结合腹针治疗乳腺癌化疗后引起的白细胞减少症的临床疗效。方法选取因放化疗导致白细胞减少的乳腺癌患者120例,予脐疗、腹针治疗,脐疗3天1次,每次1.5~2小时,10次1疗程;腹针选取中脘、天枢、气海、关元、肓腧等穴,针刺得气后留针30分钟,每日1次,30次1疗程。结果脐疗结合腹针组有效率92.5%、腹针组有效率75%、脐疗组有效率82.5%,脐疗结合腹针组与另两组比较差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论脐疗结合腹针治疗放化疗后引起的白细胞减少疗效优于单纯脐疗组或腹针组,能更早的升高白细胞、更好的改善中医临床症状,且无不良反应发生。%Objective To observe the clinical curative effect of umbilical therapy combined with abdominal acupuncture in the treatment of leucopenia induced by breast cancer after chemotherapy .Method Selecting 120 cases of patients with leucopenia induced by breast cancer after chemotherapy, they received the umbilical therapy and abdominal acupuncture therapy , umbilical therapy 3 days 1 time, 1.5 to 2 hours at a time, 10 times a course, abdominal needle Zhongwan (RN12), Tianshu (ST25), Qihai (RN6), Guanyuan (RN4) and Huangshu (KI16), retaining needle 30 minutes after acupuncture needling, 1 times a day, 30 times 1 course of treatment.Results The therapeutic effect of umbilical therapy combined with abdominal acupuncture therapy , abdominal acupuncture therapy and umbilical therapy was 92.5%, 75%, and 82.5%%, respectively, the therapeutic effect of umbilical therapy combined with abdominal acupuncture therapy compared with the other two groups was statistically significant difference ( P <0.05 ) .Conclusion The curative effect of umbilical therapy combined with abdominal acupuncture in the treatment of leucopenia induced by breast cancer after chemotherapy is superior to the pure umbilical therapy or abdominal acupuncture group

  7. 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:

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Acupuncture for Climacteric Syndrome

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

    2004-01-01

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

  11. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia

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

    2014-01-01

    ; EA reduced pain by a mean of 22 points (95% confidence interval (CI) 4 to 41), or 22% absolute improvement. Control group global well-being was 66.5 points on a 100 point scale; EA improved well-being by a mean of 15 points (95% CI 5 to 26 points). Control group stiffness was 4.8 points on a 0 to 10 point; EA reduced stiffness by a mean of 0.9 points (95% CI 0.1 to 2 points; absolute reduction 9%, 95% CI 4% to 16%). Fatigue was 4.5 points (10 point scale) without treatment; EA reduced fatigue by a mean of 1 point (95% CI 0.22 to 2 points), absolute reduction 11% (2% to 20%). There was no difference in sleep quality (MD 0.4 points, 95% CI −1 to 0.21 points, 10 point scale), and physical function was not reported. Moderate quality evidence from six studies (286 participants) indicated that acupuncture (EA or MA) was no better than sham acupuncture, except for less stiffness at one month. Subgroup analysis of two studies (104 participants) indicated benefits of EA. Mean pain was 70 points on 0 to 100 point scale with sham treatment; EA reduced pain by 13% (5% to 22%); (SMD −0.63, 95% CI −1.02 to −0.23). Global well-being was 5.2 points on a 10 point scale with sham treatment; EA improved well-being: SMD 0.65, 95% CI 0.26 to 1.05; absolute improvement 11% (4% to 17%). EA improved sleep, from 3 points on a 0 to 10 point scale in the sham group: SMD 0.40 (95% CI 0.01 to 0.79); absolute improvement 8% (0.2% to 16%). Low-quality evidence from one study suggested that MA group resulted in poorer physical function: mean function in the sham group was 28 points (100 point scale); treatment worsened function by a mean of 6 points (95% CI −10.9 to −0.7). Low-quality evidence from three trials (289 participants) suggested no difference in adverse events between real (9%) and sham acupuncture (35%); RR 0.44 (95% CI 0.12 to 1.63). Moderate quality evidence from one study (58 participants) found that compared with standard therapy alone (antidepressants and exercise

  12. 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....

  13. 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.

  14. [Contributions of professor Yang Chang-sen to modern acupuncture-moxibustion theory].

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    Zhang, Jian-Bin

    2010-12-01

    Professor YANG Chang-sen, devoted himself entirely to the clinical practice, education and research of modern acupuncture-moxibustion for over 50 years, has made great contribution to the construction and development of the theoretical system of the science. His main achievements includes constructing and perfecting acupuncture-moxibustion module in differentiation of syndromes, editing textbooks such as Zhenjiuxue Jiangyi (Teaching Materials of Acupuncture-Moxibustion) and Zhenjiu Zhi-liaoxue (Acupuncture Therapeutics) from innovational viewpoints, explaining the reducing and reinforcing manipulations of acupuncture therapy systematically and historically, exploring means of high-level personnel cultivation and insisting to carry out acupuncture-moxibustion academic research in clinical practice.

  15. 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.

  16. Discitis in an adult following acupuncture treatment: a case report

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    Kim, Peter SY; Hsu, William

    2004-01-01

    Recent papers, including a review conducted by van Tulder et al., have suggested that there is paucity of information as to the efficacy of acupuncture treatment. However, there has been a significant increase in the use of acupuncture therapy for treatment of various ailments, including lower back pain. Chiropractors, along with other health care professionals, are using acupuncture as an adjunct to their main therapeutic intervention as demonstrated by a recent survey by the Canadian Chirop...

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 综合针灸疗法治疗寻常痤疮的临床思路探索%Clinical observation on treating acne disseminate by the comprehensive acupuncture therapy

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    侯亚菊

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate clinical efficacy of comprehensive acupuncture therapy on acne disseminate and provide better clinical methods. Methods:120 patients were randomly divided into two groups, both were given acne cream for external use, took orally acne mixture and western medicine including tetracycline and metronidazole tablets;the treatment was given comprehensive acupuncture therapy, the control was given filiform acupuncture. Results:In 3 treating courses, the total efficiency in the treatment was 98.33%and 80.00%in the control. The comprehensive acupuncture therapy was better than filiform acupuncture solo. The difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: Comprehensive acupuncture therapy was effective on acne disseminate, it was safe and simple, could improve patients’ living quality and mental-physical health.%目的:对综合针灸疗法治疗寻常痤疮的临床思路进行探索,为今后痤疮的治疗提供更好的临床方法。方法:选取2013年5月-2013年11月经本院门诊诊治的痤疮患者120例,随机分为试验组和对照组,各60例,试验组患者采用综合针灸疗法,同时外用痤疮膏、口服痤疮合剂及西药(如四环素、甲硝唑片等),而对照组采用单纯毫针刺疗法,外用痤疮膏、口服痤疮合剂及西药(如四环素、甲硝唑片等)。结果:3个疗程之后,试验组总有效率为98.33%,对照组总有效率为80.00%,综合针灸疗法的效果优于单纯毫针刺疗法,P<0.05,差异有统计学意义。结论:综合针灸疗法对寻常痤疮治疗效果显著,简单安全,对于生活质量的改善及身心健康具有重要意义。

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法治疗髌骨软化症的应用研究%Application study of acupuncture,massage and flapping therapy in treatment of chondromalacia patellae

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    卢铁元; 梁宇; 韩泽汉

    2013-01-01

    目的:达到髌骨软化症在早期诊断中得到及时发现并及时施以治疗。方法用实验法对60名髌骨软化症患者分组进行治疗并观察疗效。结果针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法明显优于传统疗法,且治愈率高,疗效显著。结论针刺、按摩配合拍打疗法对髌骨软化症有显著疗效,明显优于传统的针刺按摩技术。%Objective To achieve the timely detection and timely treatment of chondromalacia patellae. Methods Sixty patients with chondromalacia patellae were divided into groups according to the experimental method.The patients received treatment by group and the effects were observed. Results Acupuncture, massage and flapping therapy was significantly better than traditional therapy,with higher cure rate and more significant efficacy. Conclusion Acupuncture,massage and flapping therapy shows significant efficacy in the treatment of chondromalacia patellae and is obviously better than traditional acupuncture and massage techniques.

  9. 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。

  10. 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.

  11. Clinical Observation on Acupuncture and Cupping Combined with Auricular Plaster Therapy in Treating 68 Cases of Acnes%针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮68例临床观察

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    刘君奇

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe therapeutic effects of acupuncture, cupping and auricular plaster therapy in treating acnes. Method: Sixty-eight patients were treated with acupuncture,cupping and auricular plaster therapy. Result: Among the patients, 36 cases were cured and accounted for 52.94%; 27 cases effective and 39.71%; five cases ineffective and 7.36%; total effective rate was 92.64%. Conclusion: Acupuncture, cupping and auricular therapy is effective for acnes.%目的:观察针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮的临床疗效.方法:针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗符合诊断标准的68 例痤疮患者.结果:治愈36 例,占52.94%;好转27 例,占39.71%;无效5 例,占7.36%;总有效率92.64%.结论:针刺、拔罐联合耳穴贴压治疗痤疮临床疗效显著.

  12. Urban acupuncture

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    Lerner, Jaime

    2014-01-01

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

  13. [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.

  14. [Observation on therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with TDP irradiation and chinese herbal steaming and washing therapy for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome in early stage].

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    Zhang, Cui-yan; Wang, Yan-xiang

    2009-09-01

    To search for an effective therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome in early stage. Sixty cases were randomly divided into an observation group 1 (21 cases), an observation group 2 (22 cases) and a basic treatment group (17 cases). The patients in three groups were treated with oral administration of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, compound Vitamin B and small splint for wrist protection as basic treatment, and the observation group 1 was also treated with acupuncture on local points as Laogong (PC 8), Yuji (LU 10), Hegu (LI 4) and Waiguan (TE 5) etc. combined with TDP irradiation, and the observation group 2 was treated with herbal steaming and washing on the affected part using Safflower and Lopseed etc. Electromyography, visual analogue scale (VAS) and clinical effect of three groups were observed before and after treatment. The changes of electromyogra phy had no significant difference before and after treatment in all groups (all P > 0.05), the VAS scores in two ob servation groups were superior to that in basic treatment group (both P Acupunture combined with TDP irradiation and Chinese herbal steaming and washing therapy both have significant therapeutic effects for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome in early stage.

  15. 针刺治疗颈椎病颈痛的取穴思路概况%The General Situation of Thought of Acupoint Selection in Acupuncture Therapy for Neck Pain Caused by Cervical Spondylosis

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    黄雯芳; 郭伟

    2016-01-01

    目的:研究针刺治疗颈椎病颈痛的取穴思路。方法:查阅近5年针刺治疗颈椎病颈痛的临床研究文献,对其中疗效较佳的治疗手段的取穴思路侧重点进行归纳总结。结果:针刺治疗颈椎病颈痛疗效显著,目前临床上以局部取穴为主,辨经取穴较少。结论:经络作为针刺的核心部分,拓展、丰富针刺按经络辨证的取穴思路具有较大的研究前景。%Objective:To study the thought of acupoint selection in acupuncture therapy for neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis. Methods:Con-sulting the literatures about acupuncture therapy for neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis in recent 5 years, and summarizing the emphasis of the thought of acupoint selection among the literatures that can get a good curative effect. Results:Acupuncture therapy has significant curative effect on neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis;at present, prefer to that based on channel differentiation, local point selection is the major way of acupoint selection. Conclusion:Channels as the core of acupuncture, expanding and enriching the thought of acupoint selection that based on channel differen-tiation has a great research prospect.

  16. Dr. Lai Xinsheng's Experience in Acupuncture Treatment of Refractory Diseases

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    Lin Shaozhen; Lai Xinsheng; Duan Shumin

    2006-01-01

    @@ Having been engaged in teaching, clinical practice and research for many years, Dr. Lai Xinsheng is good at acupuncture and the combined acupuncture and medication therapy to treat refractory diseases with satisfactory therapeutic effect. Sample cases treated by Dr. Lai are selected as follows.

  17. Acupuncture Treatment of 51 Cases of Menopausal Perspiration

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    HUO Ze-jun; ZHANG Wen-bing; HUANG Guo-qi

    2004-01-01

    51例更年期综合征患者随机分为3组,针罐组21例,针刺组10例,耳针组20例,分别以针刺结合拔罐,针刺,耳针治疗.总有效率分别为80.9%,20.0%和80.0%.针刺结合拔罐治疗更年期综合征疗效优于单纯针刺或耳针治疗(P<0.05).%Fifty-one cases of menopause syndrome were randomly divided into three groups, 21 cases in the acupuncture and cupping group, 10 cases in the acupuncture group, and 20 cases in the ear acupuncture group, and were respectively treated by acupuncture plus cupping therapy, acupuncture,and ear acupuncture. The total effective rate was respectively 80.9%, 20.0% and 80.0%. The therapeutic effect was better in the treatment of menopause syndrome by acupuncture plus cupping therapy than by single acupuncture treatment or ear acupuncture (P<0.05).

  18. Prickly business. The finer points of acupuncture.

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    Chavez, C

    1995-01-01

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

  19. Acupuncture and NATO

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    2011-01-01

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

  20. Acupuncture and gastric acid studies.

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    Sodipo, J O; Falaiye, J M

    1979-01-01

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

  1. Acupuncture and Equine Rehabilitation.

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

    2016-04-01

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

  2. Effects of Acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy on Symptom Management and Quality of Life for Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis.

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    Tao, Wei-Wei; Jiang, Hua; Tao, Xiao-Mei; Jiang, Ping; Sha, Li-Yan; Sun, Xian-Ce

    2016-04-01

    Most cancer patients suffer from both the disease itself and symptoms induced by conventional treatment. Available literature on the clinical effects on cancer patients of acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine Five-Element Music Therapy (TCM-FEMT) reports controversial results. The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, and TCM-FEMT on various symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer; risk of bias for the selected trials also was assessed. Studies were identified by searching electronic databases (MEDLINE via both PubMed and Ovid, Cochrane Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China Biology Medicine, and Wanfang Database). All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using acupuncture, Tuina, Tai Chi, Qigong, or TCM-FEMT published before October 2, 2014, were selected, regardless of whether the article was published in Chinese or English. We identified 67 RCTs (5465 patients) that met our inclusion criteria to perform this meta-analysis. Analysis results showed that a significant combined effect was observed for QOL change in patients with terminal cancer in favor of acupuncture and Tuina (Cohen's d: 0.21-4.55, P effect on QOL of breast cancer survivors (P > 0.05). The meta-analysis also demonstrated that acupuncture produced small-to-large effects on adverse symptoms including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and some gastrointestinal discomfort; however, no significant effect was found on the frequency of hot flashes (Cohen's d = -0.02; 95% CI = -1.49 to 1.45; P = 0.97; I(2) = 36%) and mood distress (P > 0.05). Tuina relieved gastrointestinal discomfort. TCM-FEMT lowered depression level. Tai Chi improved vital capacity of breast cancer patients. High risk of bias was present in 74.63% of the selected RCTs. Major sources of risk of bias were lack of blinding, allocation concealment, and incomplete

  3. 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.

  4. Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on Parkinson disease

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    Lee, Sook-Hyun; Lim, Sabina

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second-most-common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease. The long-term use of levodopa leads to a loss of efficacy and to complications. Therefore, many patients with PD have turned to complementary therapies to help relieve their symptoms. Acupuncture is most commonly used as a complementary therapy in patients with PD. This paper presents a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of acupuncture for patients with PD. This study was performed to summarize and evaluate evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture in the relief of PD symptoms. Methods: Seven databases, namely, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure [CNKI], and three Korean medical databases, were searched from their inception through August 2015 without language restrictions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included if they contained reports of acupuncture compared with no treatment and conventional treatment alone or acupuncture plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone for PD symptoms. Assessments were performed with the unified PD rating scales (UPDRS) I, II, III, and IV and the total score, the Webster scale, and effectiveness rating. Methodological quality was assessed using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale and the Cochrane risk of bias (ROB). Results: In all, 982 potentially relevant articles were identified; 25 RCTs met our inclusion criterion, 19 of 25 RCTs were high-quality studies (i.e., a score of 6 or higher). The included RCTs showed favorable results for acupuncture plus conventional treatment compared with conventional treatment alone in the UPDRS II, III, and IV and the total score. Acupuncture was effective in relieving PD symptoms compared with no treatment and conventional treatment alone, and acupuncture plus conventional treatment had a more significant effect than conventional treatment alone

  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.

  6. Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis

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

  7. [Development of studies on acupuncture treatment of childhood autism].

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    Li, Yi-Wen; Zhang, Rong

    2012-06-01

    With the development of autism therapy, acupuncture, an alternative therapy, is becoming popular for autism children. There have been many papers found about the treatment of autism by acupuncture therapy so far. In the present review, the authors briefly introduce the theoretical basis of autism in traditional Chinese medicine and the application history, and sum up the acupoint prescriptions, effectiveness as well as the assessment tools of acupuncture therapy for autism. It is suggested that acupuncture therapy is a relatively effective therapy for autism children. It has positive roles in improving autistic syndromes without any side-effects, especially in improving language development, daily-life self-care, and social communications. The underlying mechanism of this therapy may be explained by acupuncture intervention induced favorable changes of neurochemistry, cerebral blood flow, and cerebral functional activities. Although there are lots of questions to be answered about acupuncture treatment of autism, we hold a positive opinion that this therapy might be a green effective therapy for autistic children in the future.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. [For an updated acupuncture].

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    Faust, S

    1998-09-01

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

  11. Promotion of Tissue Regeneration with Acupuncture

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    SLOPEK, Axel; 马海涛

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    王康社; 边燕丽

    2016-01-01

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

  13. Individual patient data meta-analysis of acupuncture for chronic pain: protocol of the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration

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    Sherman Karen J

    2010-09-01

    analyses will investigate the impact of different sham techniques, styles of acupuncture or frequency and duration of treatment sessions. Discussion Individual patient data meta-analysis of high-quality trials will provide the most reliable basis for treatment decisions about acupuncture. Above all, however, we hope that our approach can serve as a model for future studies in acupuncture and other complementary therapies.

  14. 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.

  15. 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。

  16. 眼针疗法对D-IBS模型大鼠结肠VIPR1表达的影响%Effects of eye-acupuncture therapy on VIPR1 expression in irritable bowel syndrome model rats

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    王德山; 王艳杰; 刘慧慧; 刘旭东; 柴继严; 赵金茹

    2013-01-01

    Objective By observing effects of the eye-acupuncture therapy on VIP content and expression of VIPR1 in colon in rats with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) ,in order to explore mechanism of action the eye-acupuncture therapy on IBS. Methods 30 male, SPF grade, Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, IBS model, eye-acupuncture groups. IBS rat model was established by chronic stress combined with constraint Eye-acupuncture group was treated by eye-acupuncture 7 d. The VIP content changes were detected by ELISA in serum and colon. Results The VIP contents in IBS model rats were significantly elevated in serum and colon than those of normal control group, and the VIP contents in eye-acupuncture group were significantly lower in serum and colon than those of IBS model group (P< 0.01). The expression of VIPR1 in IBS model rats was significantly elevated in colon than that in normal control group , the expression of VIPR1 in eye-acupuncture group was significantly lower in colon than that in IBS model group ( P < 0.01). Conclusions Eye-acupuncture could reduce the expression of VIPR1 in colon in IBS rat, which plays a therapeutic role in IBS.%目的 观测眼针对腹泻型肠易激综合征(D-IBS)模型大鼠血清、结肠组织中血管活性肠肽(VIP)含量及结肠组织VIP受体1(VIP-Rl)表达的变化,探讨眼针治疗D-IBS的作用机制.方法 30只雄性SPF级大鼠,分为对照组、IBS模型组和眼针组,采用慢性应激与束缚相结合的方法复制D-IBS模型后,进行眼针治疗7d.应用ELISA方法检测VIP含量;采用免疫组化、RT-PCR方法检测VIP-R1表达.结果 与对照组比较,模型组血清、结肠组织中VIP含量及VIP-R1表达明显增高和上调(P <0.01,P<0.05);与模型组比较,眼针组血清、结肠组织中VIP含量及VIP-R1表达明显下降和下调.结论 眼针治疗D-IBS的机制之一可能与抑制血清、结肠组织VIP释放、下调VIP-R1表达有关.

  17. Battlefield Acupuncture: Is It Ready for Widespread Dissemination?

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    Federman, Daniel G; Gunderson, Craig G

    2017-01-01

    The use of prescription opioids for chronic pain has increased markedly within the past few decades; thus, death rates associated with opioid overdoses have increased dramatically. Nonopioid pharmacologic therapies also are associated with adverse effects. Other pain-abatement modalities such as acupuncture may be useful in the treatment of several painful conditions. Battlefield acupuncture is being promulgated as a potential low-risk, nonpharmacological therapy for pain. In this narrative review we examine the published literature to support battlefield acupuncture. We conclude that the amount and quality of published research presently do not justify wide adoption of this practice by those strictly adherent to evidence-based medicine.

  18. 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.

  19. Systematic Evaluation of Efficacy with Acupuncture and Massage Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia in Clinical trials%推拿结合针刺对治疗失眠症疗效的系统评价

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    刘伟维; 张煜楷; 李江山

    2015-01-01

    目的:系统评价推拿结合针刺治疗失眠症患者的临床疗效。方法:按Cochrane系统评价方法,计算机系统检索在所有的医学数据库中发表的推拿结合针刺治疗失眠症的随机对照试验,运用Rev-Man5.2软件进行统计分析。结果:7篇随机对照试验满足纳入标准,患者494例,Meta分析结果显示推拿结合针刺治疗失眠症的疗效优于单纯针刺组,其差异具有统计学意义(Z=3.90,P<0.0001)。结论:推拿结合针刺治疗失眠症具有较好的疗效,但仍然需要更多具有中医特色的大样本、高质量的随机对照临床试验予以进一步验证。%Objective:To evaluate the clinical effect of acupuncture and massage therapy on patients with in-somnia.Methods:According to Cochrane evaluation method system, computer system retrieved all published randomized controlled trials about acupuncture and massage treatment for insomnia in medical databases, with the use of RevMan5.2 software for statistical analysis.Results:A total of seven randomized controlled trials met the inclusion criteria,with patients of 494 cases.Meta analysis showed that the treatment for insomnia with acu-puncture and massage was more effective than the treatment of simple acupuncture,and the difference was statis-tically significant (Z=3.90,P<0.0001).Conclusion:The combination of acupuncture and massage treatment for insomnia has a good effect, but it still needs more large samples of Chinese characteristics,and the high-quality randomized controlled trials need to verify the therapy.

  20. 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.

  1. Observation of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in Rehabilitation of Hemiplegic Patients%针灸推拿疗法在偏瘫患者康复中的作用观察

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    姜丽

    2015-01-01

    目的探讨针灸联合推拿治疗在偏瘫患者康复中的作用,为临床提供可靠依据。方法随机抽取我院2012年9月~2014年9月共收治的56例偏瘫患者,将其分为观察组与参照组。治疗组给予针灸、推拿治疗,并进行功能锻炼,参照组仅进行功能锻炼。对比两组的康复效果。结果观察组的康复情况要明显优于参照组,两组比较存在统计学差异(<0.05)。结论对偏瘫患者给予针灸与推拿治疗,并结合功能锻炼,效果显著。%Objective To investigate the role of acupuncture combined massage therapy in patients with hemiplegia rehabilitation,and provide reliable basis for clinical.Methods A random sample from September 2012 to September 2014,a total of 56 patients with hemiplegia treated wil be divided into the observation group and control group.Treatment group was given acupuncture,massage therapy,and functional exercise,the control group only for functional exercise.Contrast the rehabilitation ef ect of the two groups.Results Recovery to observation group was obviously bet er than the control group,two groups are statistical dif erences( <0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture and massage therapy in patients with hemiplegia,and combined with functional exercise,the ef ect is remarkable.

  2. 针灸配合运动疗法对中风后偏瘫患者的康复作用及影响%Effect of Acupuncture Combined With Exercise Therapy on Rehabilitation of Patients With Hemiplegia After Stroke

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    康瑾婕

    2015-01-01

    Objective Rehabilitation effect hemiplegia after stroke acupuncture therapy combined with exercise and the impact of the disease. Methods76 stroke hemiplegia patients were randomly divided into A and B two groups of 38 cases for nearly a year in our hospital, A group of drug use, physical factors approach to treatment. Group B patients in Group A on the basis of acupuncture combined with exercise therapy, compared two groups of rehabilitation outcome.Results Group B treatment is better than the A group, of which the difference was statistically signiifcant (P<0.05). Conclusion The use of acupuncture in the same time with the use of exercise therapy for patients with hemiplegia after stroke treatment, the effect is very obvious.%目的:针灸配合运动疗法治疗中风后偏瘫患者的康复作用以及对病情产生的影响。方法选取近一年入住我院中风后偏瘫患者76例,随机分为A、B两组各38例,A组使用药物、物理因子的方式进行治疗。B组患者在A组的基础上进行针灸配合运动疗法,对比两组康复结果。结果 B组治疗效果优于A组,两组对比差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论在使用针灸疗法的同时搭配使用运动疗法对中风后偏瘫患者进行治疗,效果显著。

  3. Clinical experience for treating lumbar disc herniation by acupuncture and cupping therapy%针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床体会

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    陈春华; 杨雨果

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical efcacy of acupuncture and cupping therapy on lumbar disc herniation. 21 cases were treated by acupuncture and cupping therapy in the observation group; 21 patents were given mannitol and safflower injection by intravenous infusion in the control group. Results: The total efficiency was 95.24% in the observation group, higher than 76.19% in the control group; the difference between groups was statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture and cupping therapy on lumbar disc herniation has significant effect, and is worthy of clinical application.%目的:观察针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床效果。方法:观察组21例,均采用针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗,对照组21例,采用甘露醇、红花注射液静脉滴注治疗。结果:观察组总有效率为95.24%,高于对照组的76.19%,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:针刺拔罐发泡疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症效果显著,具有较好的临床应用价值。

  4. Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and prospective clinical trials.

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    Kim, Young-Dae; Heo, In; Shin, Byung-Cheul; Crawford, Cindy; Kang, Hyung-Won; Lim, Jung-Hwa

    2013-01-01

    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.

  5. Auricular Acupuncture with Laser

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    Regina Round

    2013-01-01

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

  6. 独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动治疗肩胛提肌劳损%Acupuncture on Houxi Combined with Neck and Shoulder Exercise therapy on Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain

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    章芬; 林立元; 郑晓彬

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动治疗肩胛提肌劳损的疗效。方法:40例肩胛提肌劳损患者随机分为独刺组和对照组各20例,独刺组针刺肩胛提肌劳损所在侧的后溪穴,并配合颈椎各方向活动和颈肩部龟缩运动,对照组穴位指压肩胛提肌走行部位的阿是穴,VAS量表评价两组治疗前后疼痛变化及疗效。结果:独刺组5次内治愈率为60%,明显高于对照组的30%(P<0.05);治疗后独刺组VAS评分显著低于对照组(P<0.05);独刺组治愈率及总有效率分别为70%及100%,显著高于对照组的35%及90%(P<0.05)。结论:独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动能有效缓解肩胛提肌劳损的疼痛,提高治愈率,缩短治愈时间。%Objective:To observe the curative effects of acupuncture on Houxi combined with neck and shoulder exercise therapy on levator scapulae muscle strain. Methods:40 cases of levator scapulae muscle strain were randomly divided into acupuncture group and control group with each of 20 cases, acupuncture group acupunctured on Houxi of sick side and made every direction movement of cervical spine and Guisuo exercise of neck and shoulder, control group with acupressure on A’shi point of levator scapulae muscle, VAS scale was used to evaluate the efficacy and changes in pain before and after treatment of the two groups. Results:The cure rate of acupuncture group in 5 times was 60%, significantly higher than that of control group by 30%(P<0.05);after treatment, VAS score of acupuncture group was significantly lower than that of control group (P<0.05);cure rate and total effective rate of acupuncture group were 70%and 100%, significantly higher than those of control group by 35%and 90%(P<0.05). Conclu-sion:Acupuncture on Houxi combined with neck and shoulder exercise can effectively alleviate the pain of levator scapulae muscles strain, improve the cure rate and shorten the healing time.

  7. 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.

  8. 电针治疗抑郁障碍:与药物治疗的效果比较%General situation of electro-acupuncture in treating depressive disorders: Comparing the effect with that of drug therapy

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    沙岩

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To introduce the general situation of the internal clinical studies about electro-acupuncture in treating depressive disorders during the recent 20 years so as to investigate further the effectiveness and safety of electro-acupuncture in treating depressive disorders.DATA SOURCES: A computer-based online search of Pubmed database and Chinese biomedical literature database (CBM) was undertaken to identify relevant articles published in Chinese between 1984 and 2004 with the keywords of "electro-acupuncture, depression".STUDY SELECTION: The data were checked firstly, and the full-texts of clinical trials were searched. Inclusion criteria: ① having definite diagnostic criteria; ② randomized control study or control trial; ③ the interventions in the treatment group should be electro-acupuncture or electroacupuncture combined with antidepressant drugs or electro-acupuncture combined with placebo, and those in the control group should be antidepressant drugs, antidepressant drugs combined with modeling electroacupuncture and only electro-acupuncture or without antidepressant measures. Exclusion criteria: ① non-control study; ② the interventions in the treatment group or control group did not accord with the inclusive criteria;③ mechanism study; ④ repetitive study.DATA EXTRACTION: In total 99 relevant articles were collected and 15 were selected according to the in clusive criteria and the others were excluded.DATA SYNTHESIS: Of the 15 articles, 12 were randomized control studies and 3 were control studies. The studies all lasted 1-1.5 months, all were completed in China, and the number of patients was 30-241. Six studies compared the effect and safety in treating depression between electro-acupuncture and traditional antidepressant drug therapy, 2 studies compared the effect of electro-acupuncture and new antidepressant drug, 4studies observed the effect of electro-acupuncture combined with drug and drug 9r electro-acupuncture only on depression

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. An autopsy case of vagus nerve stimulation following acupuncture.

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    Watanabe, Mayumi; Unuma, Kana; Fujii, Yusuke; Noritake, Kanako; Uemura, Koichi

    2015-03-01

    Acupuncture is one of the most popular oriental medical techniques in China, Korea and Japan. This technique is also popular as alternative therapy in the Western World. Serious adverse events are rare following acupuncture, and fatal cases have been rarely reported. A male in his late forties died right after acupuncture treatment. A medico-legal autopsy disclosed severe haemorrhaging around the right vagus nerve in the neck. Other organs and laboratory data showed no significant findings. Thus, it was determined that the man could have died from severe vagal bradycardia and/or arrhythmia resulting from vagus nerve stimulation following acupuncture. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a death due to vagus nerve injury after acupuncture.

  12. History of acupuncture research.

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

    2013-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. 针刺拔罐配合悬吊运动疗法治疗肩周炎46例疗效观察%To Observe the Effect of Acupuncture and Cupping and Curative Effect of 46 cases of Periarthritis of Shoulder Sling Exercise Therapy

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    李春玲; 刘希良; 尚淑梅; 姚洪杰; 许海涛

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical observation of curative effect of acupuncture and cupping combined with exercise therapy on scapulohumeral periarthritis of suspension .Methods:46 patients were randomly divided into acupuncture and cupping combined with suspension treatment group and simple acupuncture and cupping group , curative effect statistics before and after treatment .Results:showed that:in the total effective rate and cure rate ,difference between the two groups was statistically significant ( P<0.05) .After treat-ment, acupuncture and cupping combined with visual analog scale Sling Exercise Therapy (VAS) was significantly lower than that of acu-puncture and cupping group , the difference was significantly higher than that of acupuncture and cupping group .Acupuncture and cupping combined with sling exercise therapy group after treatment the joint activity ( ROM) score and the difference were significantly higher than those before and after acupuncture and cupping group , the difference between the 2 was statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusion:Acupuncture and cupping combined treatment with SET exercise therapy of this disease effect is good , worthy of promotion .%目的:探讨针刺拔罐配合悬吊运动疗法对肩周炎的疗效的临床观察。方法:将46例患者随机分为针罐配合悬吊治疗组和单纯针刺拔罐对照组,在治疗前后进行疗效统计。结果:在总有效率及治愈率方面,2组的差异具有显著统计学意义(P<0.05)。针罐配合悬吊运动疗法组治疗后视觉模拟评分(VAS )明显低于针罐组,差值明显高于针罐组。针罐配合悬吊运动疗法组治疗后关节活动度(ROM)评分及前后差值均明显高于针罐组,2者差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:针罐结合SET运动疗法综合治疗本病效果好,值得推广。

  15. Acupuncture for Improving Chronic Back Pain, Osteoarthritis and Headache.

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    Sherman, Karen J; Coeytaux, Remy R

    2009-05-01

    OBJECTIVE: To conduct a critical review of the literature on acupuncture for chronic back pain, osteoarthritis and headache. METHODS: Review of meta-analyses, systematic reviews and some well-conducted, recent studies. RESULTS: Overall, acupuncture appears superior to no treatment or usual care for persons with chronic back pain, osteoarthritis, or headache. However, these findings vary depending on the specific outcome and the follow-up period. The magnitude of the effect varies, but is consistent with a small to moderate effect size in most cases. Moreover, acupuncture is not clearly superior to sham acupuncture, although the latter is a controversial control group. Acupuncture has a favorable safety profile, with relatively few side effects and serious ones quite rare. Limited evidence suggests that acupuncture is a cost effective treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The evidence suggests that acupuncture is a reasonable therapeutic option, but not the clear therapy of choice for any of these conditions. Acupuncture may be especially valuable for patients who prefer it to other options or are concerned about using analgesic medications.

  16. 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.

  17. Clinical observation on treatment of sciatica by acupuncture and massage therapy%针刺配合推拿治疗根性坐骨神经痛临床观察

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    苗冲; 万健民

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical curative effect of the treatment of combined acupuncture and massage therapy for sciatica caused by lumbar disc disease. Methods Fifty patients with sciatica were selected in department of physical therapy and acupuncture of Huijun hospital, Pingliang City, Gansu Province, from July 2012 to October 2014. Acupuncture combined with massage was used for treatment in patients for 2 courses. There were 22 male and 28 female in 50 patients. The age of onset was 32~68 years old. The disease course of sciatica was from the shortest 10 days to the longest 5 to 6 years. Results Thirty-two cases were cured (64%), 11 were markedly effective (22%), and 7 were invalid (14%). The total effective rate was 86% (43/50). Conclusion Acupuncture combined with massage therapy has a good therapeutic effect on sciatica caused by lumbar disc disease.%目的:观察针刺疗法与推拿疗法结合治疗根性坐骨神经痛的临床疗效。方法选取2012年7月至2014年10月在甘肃省平凉市惠君医院针灸理疗科收治的50例根性坐骨神经痛患者,采用针刺和推拿手法相结合的方式连续治疗2个疗程。其中男性22例,女性28例,病患发病年龄32岁~68岁。病程最短者10余日,最长者5~6年。结果治愈32例,占64%;显效11例,占22%(11/50),无效7例,占14%(7/50)。总有效率为86%(43/50)。结论针推合用的方法治疗根性坐骨神经痛疗效满意。

  18. 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。

  19. 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'.

  20. 针刺运动疗法治疗腰肌筋膜炎临床对照研究%Clinical controlled study of acupuncture and movement therapy for treatment of fasciitis of lumber muscles

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    刘冬梅

    2009-01-01

    One hundred and fifty-two cases of fasciitis of lumber muscles were divided into two groups.The treatment group of 75 cares war treated with acupuncture and movement therapy bared on syndrome differentiation with meridians and collaterals using points of Shuigou(DU26)or Houxi(S13),Shousanli(LI10)or Tmchong(LR3);while 77 cages in the control group were treated with simple acupuncture and Ashi points and Weizhong(BL40).The total efficacy rate Wag 86.7%in the treatment group and 64.9%in the control group(P<0.01).The effect of immediate pain relief in treatment group WaR better than that of the control group,with the VAS scores significantly decreased(P<0.01).Acupuncture and movement therapy is effective for treatment of fasciitis of lumbar muscles.%152例腰肌筋膜炎患者中治疗组75例,采用针刺运动疗法治疗,根据经络辨证选取水沟、后溪、手三里或太冲穴;对照组77例,采用单纯针刺治疗,取阿是穴、委中穴.治疗组总有效率86.7%(65/75),对照组总有效率64.9%(51/77),两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01);治疗组在即刻镇痛方面与对照组比较,其视觉模拟评分法分值明显降低(P<0.05).针刺运动疗法是治疗腰肌筋膜炎的较佳疗法.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

    2016-08-15

    to identify and synthesize the evidence from randomized clinical trials that tested the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture in relation to sham acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in menopausal women with breast cancer. systematic review guided by the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration. Citations were searched in the following databases: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and LILACS. A combination of the following keywords was used: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, and vasomotor symptoms. a total of 272 studies were identified, five of which were selected and analyzed. Slight superiority of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture was observed; however, there were no strong statistical associations. the evidence gathered was not sufficient to affirm the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture. identificar e sintetizar as evidências oriundas de ensaios clínicos randomizados que testaram a efetividade da acupuntura tradicional chinesa em relação à sham acupuntura para o tratamento dos fogachos em mulheres com câncer de mama no climatério. revisão sistemática guiada pelas recomendações da Colaboração Cochrane. A busca foi realizada nas bases de dados: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL Cochrane, CINAHL e LILACS. Adotou-se a combinação dos descritores: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, vasomotor symptoms. foram identificados 272 estudos, sendo 5 selecionados e analisados. Foi observada discreta superioridade da acupuntura tradicional em relação à sham, entretanto, sem fortes associações estatísticas. as evidências obtidas não foram suficientes para afirmar quanto à efetividade da acupuntura tradicional em relação

  4. 电针夹脊穴配合头针治疗广泛性焦虑症的临床疗效观察%Clinical Observation on the Treatment of Electroacupuncture JiaJi Acupoint Therapy Combined with Scalp Acupuncture for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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    盛国滨; 李辉; 唐英

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨电针夹脊穴配合头针对广泛性焦虑症的治疗作用与针刺传统穴位以及西药对广泛性焦虑症治疗作用的对比。方法:将90例广泛性焦虑症的患者随机分为电针夹脊穴配合头针治疗组( A组)、电针传统穴位配合头针组(B组)和西药组(C组),治疗后观察疗效。结果:治疗后3组患者焦虑程度均较治疗前减轻,但电针夹脊穴配合头针治疗组的总有效率优于电针传统穴位配合头针组和西药组,且差异有显著性意义(P<0.05)。结论:电针夹脊穴配合头针治疗广泛性焦虑症的疗效优于电针传统穴位配合头针和西药治疗。%This paper discusses the comparison among the effect of electroacupuncture Jiaji acupoint therapy combined with scalp acupuncture on the generalized anxiety disorder,the effect of traditional acupuncture thera-py combined with scalp acupuncture on the generalized anxiety disorder and the effect of western medicine on the generalized anxiety disorder.The results show that the effect of electroacupuncture JiaJi acupoint therapy combined with scalp acupuncture on generalized anxiety disorder is better than traditional acupuncture therapy combined with scalp acupuncture and western medicine.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Schizophrenia, Sleep and Acupuncture

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

    2008-01-01

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

  9. 针灸改善癌症患者抗肿瘤治疗副反应的研究进展%Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Treatment of Side Reactions Induced by Antineoplastic Therapy among Patients with Cancer

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    刘志丹; 曹妮达; 慕晓艳; 裴建

    2012-01-01

    This paper takes a review of related clinical researches published in recent 20 years, lists out the application of acupuncture and moxibustion therapies used for treating the antineoplastic therapy induced side reactions including nausea and vomiting, sickness, pain, fatigue, xerostomia, hot flash, hiccup, etc. The paper Maaes comments on latest impact clinical researches and argues that application of acupuncture and moxibustion should be paid much attention to the multimodali'ty treatment of tumor, and methodologic advancements are required in the future clinical researches.%回顾近20余年国内外针灸治疗肿瘤的临床研究文献,总结针灸疗法在减轻放化疗引起的顽固性呃逆、恶心呕吐、疲劳、口干、潮热等方面的临床疗效;述评此间的主要临床试验;提出针灸在肿瘤临床综合治疗中存在潜力,呼吁继续深入研究和大力临床推广.

  10. 偏头痛患者行电针穴位治疗临床疗效探讨%Clinical Efficacy of Electric Acupuncture Therapy in the Treatment of Pa-tients with Migraine

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    刘波

    2016-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of migraine patients with electric acupuncture therapy. Methods 116 cases with migraine admitted in our hospital from February 2014 to February 2015 were selected as the subjects and ran-domly divided into the control group and the observation group with 58 cases in each. Both groups were treated by aspirin and nimodipine, and the observation group were additionally treated by electric acupuncture therapy. The syndromes score of the two groups before and after treatment were compared. And the clinical efficacy of the two groups was evaluated com-prehensively. Results After treatment, the syndromes scores were significantly lower in the observation group than those be-fore treatment(P0.05). The total clinical effective rate was 91.38%in the observation group, and 75.86%in the control group, the difference between the groups was statistically significant (P0.05);观察组临床总有效率为91.38%,对照组临床总有效为75.86%;两组数据比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05). 结论 偏头痛患者行电针穴位治疗的临床疗效确切,可明显延缓偏头痛的症状,改善患者的预后,治疗效果显著,具有临床可行性.

  11. Acupuncture for Pediatric Pain

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    Brenda Golianu

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    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.

  12. A clinical study of integrating acupuncture and Western medicine in treating patients with Parkinson's disease.

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    Chen, Fang-Pey; Chang, Ching-Mao; Shiu, Jing-Huei; Chiu, Jen-Hwey; Wu, Ta-Peng; Yang, Jen-Lin; Kung, Yen-Ying; Chen, Fun-Jou; Chern, Chang-Ming; Hwang, Shinn-Jang

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    Complementary therapy with acupuncture for Parkinson's disease (PD) has been studied for quite a long time, but the effectiveness of the treatment still remains unclear. The aim of this study is to evaluate the integrated effects of acupuncture treatment in PD patients who received western medicine. In the short-term acupuncture treatment study, 20 patients received acupuncture therapy twice a week in acupoints DU 20, GB 20, LI 11, LI 10, LI 4, GB 31, ST 32, GB 34 and GB 38 along with western medicine for 18 weeks, and 20 controlled patients received western medicine only. In the long-term acupuncture treatment, 13 patients received acupuncture treatment twice a week for 36 weeks. The outcome parameters include Unified Parkinson's disease rating scale (UPDRS), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Beck Depression Inventory-Version 2 (BDI-II), and WHO quality of life (WHOQOL). In the short-term clinical trial, a higher percentage of patients in the acupuncture group had score improvement in UPDRS total scores (55% vs. 15%, p = 0.019), sub-score of mind, behavior and mood (85% vs. 25%, p acupuncture treatment, the mean UPDRS total scores and sub-score of mentation, behavior and mood, sub-score of complications of therapy and BDI-II score decreased significantly when compared to the pretreatment baseline. In conclusion, acupuncture treatment had integrated effects in reducing symptoms and signs of mind, behavior, mood, complications of therapy and depression in PD patients who received Western medicine.

  13. Clinical Observation on Eye Acupuncture Combined with Exercise Therapy for Treating Cerebral Infarction of Spastic Hemiplegia%眼针结合运动疗法治疗脑梗死恢复期硬瘫临床观察

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    田迎春; 张绍钦

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    Objective: To observe the the efficacy of eye acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on improving the ability of cerebral infarction convalescent muscular spasm and activities of daily living ( ADL). Methods: 60 patients met the inclusion criteria, were randomly divided into treatment group ( n = 30 ) and the control group ( n=30 ) , both the two groups accepted occupational therapy. In the treatment group, eye acupuncture treatment was used on the basis of occupational therapy. In the control group,body acupuncture treatment was used. Before and after treatment,Barthel score index evaluation method was used to evaluate ADL abilities and the times of spasm. Result: Before and after treatment limb function and activities of daily living in treatment group and control group had significant difference( P <0. 001). After treatment, activities of daily living and the muscular spasm in the treatment group was superior to that in the control group (P <0.05). Conclusion:Eye acupuncture combined with exercise therapy can improve ability of cerebral infarction convalescent activities of daily living and reduce the muscular spasm. Its efficacy is superior to body acupuncture combined with exercise therapy.%目的:观察眼针结合运动疗法对脑梗死恢复期硬瘫肢体功能及日常生活活动(ADL)改善能力的疗效.方法:将符合纳入标准的60例患者随机分为治疗组(n=30)和对照组(n=30),均接受运动疗法,治疗组在运动疗法基础上增加眼针治疗,对照组在运动疗法基础上增加体针.治疗前后分别采用Barthel评分指数评价评定ADL能力及记录患者治疗过程中(28天)痉挛发作次数.结果:①治疗组与对照组的日常生活活动能力,治疗前后差异显著(P <0.001),治疗后治疗组日常生活活动能力明显优于对照组(P<0.05);②治疗组痉挛发作次数较对照组明显减低,两者显著率差异P<0.05.结果:眼针结合作业疗法可有效提高脑梗死

  14. 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

  15. The Acupuncture Effect on Median Nerve Morphology in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Ultrasonographic Study.

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    Ural, Fatma Gülçin; Öztürk, Gökhan Tuna

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the acupuncture effect on the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the median nerve at the wrist in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and, additionally, to identify whether clinical, electrophysiological, and ultrasonographic changes show any association. Forty-five limbs of 27 female patients were randomly divided into two groups (acupuncture and control). All patients used night wrist splint. The patients in the acupuncture group received additional acupuncture therapy. Visual analog scale (VAS), Duruöz Hand Index (DHI), Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire scores, electrophysiologic measurements, and median nerve CSAs were noted before and after the treatment in both groups. VAS, DHI, Quick DASH scores, and electrophysiological measurements were improved in both groups. The median nerve CSA significantly decreased in the acupuncture group, whereas there was no change in the control group. After acupuncture therapy, the patients with CTS might have both clinical and morphological improvement.

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

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    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.

  17. Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia?

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    Berman, B M; Ezzo, J; Hadhazy, V; Swyers, J P

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    We conducted this study to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), report any adverse effects, and generate hypotheses for future investigation. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Manual Therapy Information System, the Cochrane registry, the University of Maryland Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain, the Centralized Information Service for Complementary Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine databases for the key words "acupuncture" and "fibromyalgia." Conference abstracts, citation lists, and letters supplemented the search. We selected all randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials, or cohort studies of patients with FMS who were treated with acupuncture. Methodologic quality, sample characteristics, type of acupuncture treatment, and outcomes were extracted. Statistical pooling was not performed because of the differences in control groups. Seven studies (3 randomized controlled trials and 4 cohort studies) were included; only one was of high methodologic quality. The high-quality study suggests that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for relieving pain, increasing pain thresholds, improving global ratings, and reducing morning stiffness of FMS, but the duration of benefit following the acupuncture treatment series is not known. Some patients report no benefit, and a few report an exacerbation of FMS-related pain. Lower-quality studies were consistent with these findings. Booster doses of acupuncture to maintain benefit once regular treatments have stopped have been described anecdotally but not investigated in controlled trials. The limited amount of high-quality evidence suggests that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for improving symptoms of patients with FMS. However, because this conclusion is based on a single high-quality study, further high-quality randomized trials are needed to provide more robust data on

  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. Curative observation of acupuncture com-bined with herbal penetration therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis%针灸配合中药外敷治疗膝关节骨性关节炎的疗效观察

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    高娴

    2016-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the clinical effect of acupunc⁃ture combined with herbal penetration therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A total of 160 patients with knee osteoarthritis admitted into 92676 Army Hospital from November 2013 to March 2015 were randomly divided into observation group (n=80) and control group(n=80). The observation group was treated by acupuncture and herbal penetration therapy, while the control group was treated by conventional western medicine therapy. The effects of two groups after one course of treatment ( 4 weeks) were compared. RESULTS:The total effective rate of observation group was 78%, and that of the control group was 65%. The observation group was significantly higher than that of the control group, and the difference was statistically significant ( P<0.05 ) . CONCLUSION: Acupuncture can improve blood circulation and relieve the pain, and herbal penetration therapy can effectively promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis and nourish arthritic joints. The combination of acupuncture and herbal penetration therapy for treating knee osteoarthritis was direct, effective and little side⁃effects.%目的:探讨针灸配合中药外敷治疗膝关节骨性关节炎的临床效果.方法:选取92676部队医院2013-11/2015-03收治的160例膝关节骨性关节炎患者,按照就诊序号随机抽样分为观察组( n=80)与对照组( n=80).观察组采用针灸配合中药外敷治疗,对照组采用西医常规对症治疗,两组分别治疗4周(1疗程)后对比疗效.结果:观察组总有效率(78%)明显高于对照组(65%),差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:针灸能够通经活血、解除疼痛,中药敷贴能够有效活血化瘀,滋补患病关节,两种方法配合治疗膝关节骨性关节炎具有作用直接、疗效确切、不良反应少等优点.

  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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    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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    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. 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.

  4. Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

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    Manheimer, Eric; Cheng, Ke; Wieland, L. Susan; Min, Li Shih; Shen, Xueyong; Berman, Brian M; Lao, Lixing

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    quality did not change the results. A GRADE analysis indicated that the overall quality of the evidence for the primary outcomes in the sham controlled trials was moderate due to sparse data. The risk of bias in the four Chinese language comparative effectiveness trials that compared acupuncture with drug treatment was high due to lack of blinding. The risk of bias in the other studies that did not use a sham control was high due to lack of blinding or inadequate methods used for randomization and allocation concealment or both. Acupuncture was significantly more effective than pharmacological therapy and no specific treatment. Eighty-four per cent of patients in the acupuncture group had improvement in symptom severity compared to 63% of patients in the pharmacological treatment group (RR 1.28, 95% CI 1.12 to 1.45; 5 studies, 449 patients). A GRADE analysis indicated that the overall quality of the evidence for this outcome was low due to a high risk of bias (no blinding) and sparse data. Sixty-three per cent of patients in the acupuncture group had improvement in symptom severity compared to 34% of patients in the no specific therapy group (RR 2.11, 95% CI 1.18 to 3.79; 2 studies, 181 patients). There was no statistically significant difference between acupuncture and Bifidobacterium (RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.90 to 1.27; 2 studies; 181 patients) or between acupuncture and psychotherapy (RR 1.05, 95% CI 0.87 to 1.26; 1 study; 100 patients). Acupuncture as an adjuvant to another Chinese medicine treatment was significantly better than the other treatment alone. Ninety-three per cent of patients in the adjuvant acupuncture group improved compared to 79% of patients who received Chinese medicine alone (RR 1.17, 95% CI 1.02 to 1.33; 4 studies; 466 patients). There was one adverse event (i.e. acupuncture syncope) associated with acupuncture in the 9 trials that reported this outcome, although relatively small sample sizes limit the usefulness of these safety data. Authors

  5. Neurotrophins and acupuncture.

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

    2010-10-28

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

  6. 针刺加磁疗治疗颞颌关节功能紊乱症%Acupuncture combined with magnetic therapy for treatment of tempie-jaw joint dysfunction

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    王晓惠; 张文

    2009-01-01

    Objective To compare clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture combined with magnetic therapy and simple magnetic therapy on temple-jaw joint dysfunction. Methods Eighty-two cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n = 52) and a control group (n = 30). The observation group was treated with acupuncture at Xiaguan (ST 7), Jiache (ST 6), Hegu (LI 4), etc. and AL-2 low frequency electromagnetic comprehensive treatment instrument) the control group was treated with AL-2 low frequency electromagnetic comprehensive treatment instrument. Results The cured and markedly effective rate of 90. 4% in the observation group was significantly better than 66. 7% in the control group (P<0. 01) , and the total effective rate of 98. 1% in the observation group was significantly better than 86. 7% in the control group (P<0. 05). Conclusion The therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with magnetic therapy is significantly better than that of the simple magnetic therapy on temple-jaw joint dysfunction.%目的:比较针刺配合磁疗与单纯磁疗治疗颞颌关节功能紊乱症的临床疗效差异.方法:将82例颞颌关节紊乱症患者随机分为观察组(52例)及对照组(30例).观察组采取针刺下关、颊车、合谷等穴,配合AL-2型低频电磁综合治疗仪治疗;对照组采取单纯AL-2型低频电磁综合治疗仪治疗.结果:观察组愈显率为90.4%,优于对照组的66.7%(P<0.01);观察组总有效率为98.1%,亦优于对照组的86.7%(P<0.05).结论:针刺配合磁疗治疗颞颌关节功能紊乱症疗效明显优于单纯磁疗.

  7. 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.

  8. [Treatment of autism with scalp acupunctur].

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    Li, Nuo; Jin, Bing-Xu; Li, Jie-Ling; Liu, Zhen-Huan

    2011-08-01

    To verify the efficacy on autism treated with scalp acupuncture for regaining the consciousness and opening the orifice in children. Seventy cases of child autism were divided into an observation group (30 cases) and a control group (40 cases). In observation group, the cases were treated with scalp acupuncture for regaining the consciousness and opening the orifice, in combination with music therapy and structure education method. Scalp acupuncture was applied to intelligent nine needles (frontal five needles, Sishencong (EX-HN 1)), affection area, heart and liver area, once a day, at the interval once every one week. Totally, 60 treatments made one session. In control group, music therapy and structure education method were applied simply. Clancy Autism Behavior Scale, Childhood Autism Behavior Scale (CARS), Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC) and Gesell Developmental Scale (social adaptive behaviors and language development) were adopted to assess the scores before treatment and after 1 session of treatment. After treatment, the scores in Clancy Autism Behavior Scale, CARS and ABC were lower apparently in observation group as compared with those before treatment (all P 0.05). Scalp acupuncture for regaining the consciousness and opening the orifice can significantly improve the efficacy on autism, effectively relieve child autism symptoms and enhance the intelligence, language ability and social adaptive ability. Moreover, the efficacy cannot be impacted by child's age.

  9. Research advances in treatment of neurological and psychological diseases by acupuncture at the Acupuncture Meridian Science Research Center

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    Bombi Lee; Seung-Nam Kim; Hi-Joon Park; Hyejung Lee

    2014-01-01

    Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic intervention that can be traced back at least 2100 years and is emerging worldwide as one of the most widely used therapies in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Due to limitations associated with Western medicine's focus on the treatment of diseases rather than on their causes, interests are shifting to complementary and alternative medicines. The Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center (AMSRC) was established in 2005 to elucid...

  10. 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)

  11. 电针走罐治疗股外侧皮神经炎临床疗效观察%Clinical Curative Effect of Electro Acupuncture Cupping Therapy in Treatment of Shares Outside Skin Neuritis

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    王蓉娣; 彭鹏鸣

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical curative effect of electroacupuncture cupping in treatment of femoral cutaneous neuritis of lateral. Method:Sixty patients were randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group,each group of 30 cases.The treatment group was given electroacupuncture combined with cupping therapy,tertian 1,7 to 1 course of treatment and the control group treated with routine acupuncture.Result:After 1-3 course of treatment,electro acupuncture cupping group total effectiveness was 93.3%,the total effective rate of the routine acupuncture group was 76.7%,and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant(P<0.05).The majority of patients were cured in the treatment group after treated in only 1-2 course. Conclusion:Acupuncture cupping for treatment of lateral femoral cutaneous nerve has a convenient,safe,the clinical curative effect and other characteristics,is worthy of clinical use.%目的:观察电针走罐治疗股外侧皮神经炎临床疗效。方法:将60例患者按照随机数字表法分为治疗组和对照组。治疗组30例,施予电针结合走罐治疗,隔日1次,7次为1疗程;对照组30例,给予常规针刺。结果:经过1~3个疗程治疗后,电针走罐组总有效率为93.3%,常规针刺组总有效率为76.7%,两组患者临床疗效比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗组大部分患者仅治疗1~2次就痊愈了。结论:电针走罐治疗股外侧皮神经炎使用便捷、安全,临床疗效确切,值得临床推广使用。

  12. Metformin combined with acupuncture therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus%二甲双胍联合针刺疗法治疗2型糖尿病的效果

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    季奎; 张学慧

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of Metformin combined with acupuncture therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods The clinical date of 60 cases with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated in out-patient de-partment,Jilin Province Education Authorities were analyzed retrospectively.All patients were divided into the treatment group and the control group,each group had 30 cases.According to the principle of TCM treatment based on syndrome differentiation,patients in the control group were given traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment,1 times a day in the first week,then after 1 week treatment changing for 3 times a week,4 weeks for a course,and given 3 period of treatment.Patients in the treatment group were given metformin (0.5 g each time,2 times/d) combined with acupunc-ture therapy,4 weeks for a course,and given 3 period of treatment.The therapeutic effect of the two groups were com-pared. Results In the treatment group,the therapeutic effects of 24 cases were excellent,5 cases were valid,1 case was invalid,the total effective rate was 96.7%.In the control group,the therapeutic effects of 19 cases were excellent,6 cases were valid,5 case was invalid,the total effective rate was 83.3%.The total effective rate in the treatment group was better than that in the control group,with statistically significant difference (P<0.05). Conclusion Compared with traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture treatment,the clinical effect of Metformin combined with acupuncture therapy for pa-tients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.It is worthy of clinical application.%目的:观察口服二甲双胍联合针刺疗法治疗2型糖尿病的临床效果。方法回顾性分析吉林省教委机关门诊部收治的60例2型糖尿病患者的临床资料,将其分为治疗组和对照组,每组各30例。按中医辨证论治的原则,对照组给予中医针刺治疗,第1周每日治疗1次,1周后改为每周治疗3次,治疗4周为1个疗程,共治疗3个

  13. Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture.

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    Maeda, Yumi; Kim, Hyungjun; Kettner, Norman; Kim, Jieun; Cina, Stephen; Malatesta, Cristina; Gerber, Jessica; McManus, Claire; Ong-Sutherland, Rebecca; Mezzacappa, Pia; Libby, Alexandra; Mawla, Ishtiaq; Morse, Leslie R; Kaptchuk, Ted J; Audette, Joseph; Napadow, Vitaly

    2017-03-02

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally-invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory therapies. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms by which acupuncture impacts accepted subjective/psychological and objective/physiological outcomes are not well understood. Eligible patients (n = 80, 65 female, age: 49.3 ± 8.6 years) were enrolled and randomized into three intervention arms: (i) verum electro-acupuncture 'local' to the more affected hand; (ii) verum electro-acupuncture at 'distal' body sites, near the ankle contralesional to the more affected hand; and (iii) local sham electro-acupuncture using non-penetrating placebo needles. Acupuncture therapy was provided for 16 sessions over 8 weeks. Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire assessed pain and paraesthesia symptoms at baseline, following therapy and at 3-month follow-up. Nerve conduction studies assessing median nerve sensory latency and brain imaging data were acquired at baseline and following therapy. Functional magnetic resonance imaging assessed somatotopy in the primary somatosensory cortex using vibrotactile stimulation over three digits (2, 3 and 5). While all three acupuncture interventions reduced symptom severity, verum (local and distal) acupuncture was superior to sham in producing improvements in neurophysiological outcomes, both local to the wrist (i.e. median sensory nerve conduction latency) and in the brain (i.e. digit 2/3 cortical separation distance). Moreover, greater improvement in second/third interdigit cortical separation distance following verum acupuncture predicted sustained improvements in symptom severity at 3-month follow-up. We further explored potential differential mechanisms of local versus distal acupuncture using diffusion tensor

  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. 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.

  16. Visualized characterization for cerebral response of acupuncture deqi: paradox underway.

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    Yang, Jie; Yang, Ming-Xiao; Zeng, Fang; Wu, Xi; Chen, Jiao; Liu, Yan-Qin; Feng, Yue; Liang, Fan-Rong

    2013-01-01

    Acupuncture as an oriental natural healing therapy with prolonged history has been extensively utilized in the management of great numbers of disorders. Deqi, a renowned acupuncture needling sensation, is profoundly regarded as the predictor and also the prerequisite of a preferable acupuncture treatment efficacy. Till now, there is still no consistency being reached towards the mechanism of acupuncture Deqi as a result of the discrepancy for publicly acknowledged evidence. Recent visualized research on Deqi using modern technologies has demonstrated possible central mechanism towards it. However, there is a conspicuous paradox underway in the research of cerebral response to acupuncture Deqi. This paper provided a view of up-to-date studies using visualized tools to characterize the brain response to acupuncture Deqi, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). The paradox was extruded to highlight certain reasons from a TCM view. It is hypothesized that acupoints located at different dermal sites, state of participant, and needling manipulation can all contribute to the current paradox. Hence, further studies on acupuncture Deqi should pay more attention to the strategy of experiment design with generalized measurement, valid sham control methods, and more to subjects in diseased condition.

  17. Visualized Characterization for Cerebral Response of Acupuncture Deqi: Paradox Underway

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    Jie Yang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture as an oriental natural healing therapy with prolonged history has been extensively utilized in the management of great numbers of disorders. Deqi, a renowned acupuncture needling sensation, is profoundly regarded as the predictor and also the prerequisite of a preferable acupuncture treatment efficacy. Till now, there is still no consistency being reached towards the mechanism of acupuncture Deqi as a result of the discrepancy for publicly acknowledged evidence. Recent visualized research on Deqi using modern technologies has demonstrated possible central mechanism towards it. However, there is a conspicuous paradox underway in the research of cerebral response to acupuncture Deqi. This paper provided a view of up-to-date studies using visualized tools to characterize the brain response to acupuncture Deqi, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT. The paradox was extruded to highlight certain reasons from a TCM view. It is hypothesized that acupoints located at different dermal sites, state of participant, and needling manipulation can all contribute to the current paradox. Hence, further studies on acupuncture Deqi should pay more attention to the strategy of experiment design with generalized measurement, valid sham control methods, and more to subjects in diseased condition.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. The Research on Acupuncture Therapy in Chinese Medicine to Promote the Recovery of Sports Fatigue%对中医针刺疗法促进运动性疲劳恢复的研究

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    李国辉

    2012-01-01

    中医理论主要从整体观点出发对人体机能代谢进行整体调节,其优越性受到国内外学者的广泛重视。由于针灸疗法的操作方便,成本低廉,疗效显著,又无兴奋剂之嫌,因此受到学术界的广泛关注。目前,针灸治疗运动性疲劳的研究已取得了一定的成果,本文在此基础之上对其研究进展进行了归纳。%The traditional Chinese medicine theories perform the integral regulation to the metabolic function mainly from the overall point of view, and its superiority has been paid extensive attention of scholars at home and abroad. Because acupuncture therapy has the advantages of convenient operation, low cost, obvious curative effect, and no stimulants too, The paper also pays close attention to it. At present, the research on the acupuncture treatment to sport fatigue has made some achievements, the paper has summarized the progress of the researches on the basis of previous ones.

  1. 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。

  2. The Effective Observation of Chondromalacia Patellae Treated by Acupuncture and Exercise Therapy%针灸配合运动疗法治疗髌骨软化症的疗效观察

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    余晓慧

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of chondromalacia patellae treated by acupuncture and exercise therapy. Methods: 60 patients with chondromalacia patellae were randomly divided into two groupsi the treatment group( 30 patients) and the control groupOO patients). There was no significant difference in the age and course of disease between the two groups (P>0.05); data in the two groups were comparable. Patients in the control group were treated with Diclofenac Sodium Enteric —coated Tablets; patients in the treatment group were treated with acupuncture and exercise therapy. Results: After six months of follow—up for all 60 patients, there was significant difference in the effective rate and relapse rate between the two groups(P<0. 01), according to the effective criteria. Conclusion: The effect of chondromalacia patellae treated by acupuncture and exercise therapy was better, and it had less relapse, compared with western medicine.%目的:观察针灸配合运动疗法治疗髌骨软化症的疗效.方法:将60例髌骨软化症患者随机分为西药治疗组(对照组)30例、针灸配合运动组(治疗组)30例.对照组采用扶他林缓释片治疗,治疗组采取针灸配合运动疗法治疗.结果:60例接受完整治疗后半年随访.依据疗效标准评价治疗结果,治疗组、对照组治疗有效率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01),复发率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).结论:针灸配合运动疗法治疗髌骨软化症疗效优于西药口服疗效,且不易复发.

  3. 针灸结合Rood疗法治疗脑卒中后上肢功能障碍的疗效观察%Clinical Study of Acupuncture Combined with Rood Therapy for Post-stroke Upper Limb Functional Disorder

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    苏诚欢

    2016-01-01

    【目的】观察针灸结合Rood疗法治疗脑卒中后上肢功能障碍的疗效。【方法】将90例脑卒中后上肢功能障碍患者随机分为综合组、针灸组及Rood组各30例,分别给予针灸+Rood疗法、针灸疗法、 Rood疗法治疗,3组均以7 d为1个疗程,共治疗6个疗程。观察3组的疗效及治疗前后肌张力、运动功能和日常生活活动能力的变化情况。【结果】(1)经6个疗程治疗后,综合组、针灸组、 Rood组的总有效率分别为93.33%、76.67%、63.33%。综合组的疗效显著优于针灸组和Rood组,经Mann-Whitney检验,差异均有统计学意义(P0.05)。(3)治疗后,3组患者简化的Fugl-Meyer运动功能评价量表(FMA)及改良的Bartherl指数(MBI)评分均有显著提高,与治疗前比较差异均有统计学意义(P0.05). (3) After treatment, FMA scores and MBI scores were markedly increased in the three groups(P<0.001 compared with those before treatment). The integrated group had better effect on improving FMA scores and MBI scores than acupuncture group and Rood therapy group , and the resul ts of ANOVO test showed that t he differences were signficiant(P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture combined with Rood therapy has certain clinical efficacy for post-stroke upper limb functional disorder, and the effect is better than acupuncture or Rood therapy alone.

  4. 浅析针灸综合疗法在慢性腰腿痛治疗中的应用效果%Application Effect of Comprehensive Therapy of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Treatment of Chronic Lumbocrural Pain

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    徐卫利

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the analysis of combined acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for clinical treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.Methods From 2011 to 2013 in our hospital were selected 78 cases of chronic lumbocrural pain patients for group study, the control group and the test group two groups, the control group using the syndrome differentiation and treatment, the experimental group uses the acupuncture therapy, a comparative analysis of the effect. Results The two groups of patients after treatment, the experimental group has efifciency is 92.3%, the dialectical medication use traditional therapy clinical efifcacy rate was 53.8%, higher than the control group (P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture therapy can bring good therapeutic effects for patients with chronic low back pain, the clinical condition of patients improved obviously, life pressure and economic pressure play a relieving effect.%目的:研究分析针灸综合治疗对于慢性腰腿痛患者的临床治疗效果。方法2011~2013年我院共选取了78例慢性腰腿痛患者来进行分组研究,对照组和试验组两组,对照组使用辨证论治,试验组使用针灸综合疗法,对其效果进行比较分析。结果两组患者经过治疗后,试验组有效率是92.3%,使用传统的辩证药物治疗的临床有效率是53.8%,比对照组高(P<0.05)。结论针灸综合疗法可以给慢性腰腿痛患者带来较好的治疗效果,临床中病情改善明显,对患者的生活压力和经济压力都起到了缓解的效果。

  5. 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。

  6. 小儿脑瘫60例针刺配合运动疗法的临床观察%Clinical observation of children with cerebral palsy with acupuncture and exercise therapy in 60 cases

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    张姝妤

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clininal effect of acupuncture combined with exercise therapy on children with cerebral palsy. Methods Selected 120 cases of cerebral palsy,both in the Central Hospital of Zhumadian,from May 2013 to May 2014,randomized to usual care(control group, n =60)and acupuncture combined with exercise therapy(study group,n = 60),the effects were com-pared. Results Observation group DQ score five energy region,that is the great sports,fine spiritual movement,adaptation capacity,language,social behavior were higher,the difference was significant (P < 0. 05). Conclusions Early comprehensive treatment of children with cerebral palsy,acupuncture and exercise therapy in combination,can achieve significant clinical effects,and more receptive to par-ents of children,have a higher value.%目的:探讨针刺配合运动疗法治疗小儿脑瘫的临床效果。方法本研究选取小儿脑瘫患者120例均为驻马店市中心医院2013年5月至2014年5月收治,随机分组,就常规治疗(对照组,n =60)与针刺配合运动治疗(观察组,n =60)的效果展开对比。结果观察组五能区 DQ 评分,即大运动、精神细运、适应能、语言、社交行为均高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P <0.05)。结论早期综合治疗小儿脑瘫,采用针刺与运动疗法结合,可取得显著的临床效果,且患儿家长更易接受,有较高应用价值。

  7. Clinical Evidence of Acupuncture Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome%针灸治疗肠易激综合征的临床证据

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    李智浩; 杜元灏; 黎波; 王栩

    2012-01-01

    目的:通过对针灸治疗肠易激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5级标准从高到低选出能够回答对应临床问题的证据,并采用RevMan5.0统计结局指标.结果:有1项A级证据证明针灸治疗肠易激综合征有效;4项B级证据显示针灸与常规西药(得舒特、培菲康等)相比可能有治疗优势;1项B级证据(得舒特)、1项C级证据(美常安)显示针灸结合西药可能有增效之功;1项C级证据显示针灸配合其他疗法(如心理疗法等)可能有效,1项C级证据证明不同刺灸法之间疗效可能有差异.结论:针灸治疗肠易激综合征的疗效可能优于西药,若配合其他西药治疗可达增效之功,但仍需更多的大样本多中心的临床试验或系统评价/Meta分析证明.%Objective; To evaluate the clinical studies of acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and collect the high quality evidence for clinical decision - making reference. Methods:The documents of clinical study were comprehensively retrieved. According to criterion of evidence - based medicine, the evidence from high to low level was selected to answer corresponding clinical questions and RevMan 5. 0 was used to analyze the final indicator. Results : There was only one Level - A evidence showed the effectiveness of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome. Besides four Level - B evidence showed respectively that acupuncture might be superior to Dicetel and Bifid Triple Viable Capsule Powder. Moreover, a Level - B evidence ( Dicetel) and a Level - C evidence( Lived Combined B. Subtilis And E. Faecium Enteric - Coated Capsules) showed that acupuncture combined with western medicine was superior to western medicine alone. Finally a level - C evidence proved that acupuncture with psychological may be effective, a level - C evidence proved that different acupuncture and

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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    张晓哲

    2014-01-01

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

  11. Clinical Evaluation of the Efficacy of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the Neck and Shoulder Syndrome%针灸按摩在颈肩综合症治疗中的临床疗效评价

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    俞兴根

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the method of analysis of acupuncture treatment of neck and shoulder massage syndrome clinical ef icacy.Methods Select 1 november 2008 to may 2014 between 1 Date, our hospital diagnosis and treatment of 200 patients with neck and shoulder syndrome as research subjects, divided into conventional treatment group and Chinese medicine treatment group, each 100 cases.Conventional therapy group were given neck and oral care methods help ibuprofen, Chinese medicine treatment group received acupuncture and massage therapy treatment groups of patients were recorded, as wel as fol ow-up recur ence after treatment and compared.Results TCM treatment group was 96% overal ef iciency to the conventional treatment group, the total ef ective rate of 72%, Chinese medicine treatment group was significantly higher than the conventional treatment group, Chinese medicine treatment group was obviously superior to the conventional treatment group;Chinese medicine treatment group recur ence rate was 6.10%, the conventional treatment group, the recur ence rate was 41.03%, the recur ence rate of Chinese medicine treatment group was significantly lower than the conventional treatment group;p values<0.05 were considered statistical y significant.According to the two sets of data can be seen, acupuncture and massage therapy neck and shoulder syndrome is bet er than the conventional therapy group.Conclusion The treatment of acupuncture and massage therapy clinical curative ef ect of neck and shoulder syndrome, worthy of further study.%目的研究分析针灸按摩治疗方法治疗颈肩综合症的临床疗效。方法选取2008年11月1日~2014年5月1日,经我院诊断并治疗的颈肩综合症患者200例作为研究对象,分为常规治疗组和中医治疗组,各100例。常规治疗组给予颈部托扶方法和口服布洛芬缓释胶囊,中医治疗组给予针灸按摩治疗,分别记录两组患者治疗情况,以及治疗后随访复发情况,并

  12. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

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    2013-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. Visual function with acupuncture tested by visual evoked potential.

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    Sagara, Yoshiko; Fuse, Nobuo; Seimiya, Motohiko; Yokokura, Syunji; Watanabe, Kei; Nakazawa, Toru; Kurusu, Masayuki; Seki, Takashi; Tamai, Makoto

    2006-07-01

    Visual evoked potential (VEP) testing is used frequently and is an important ophthalmologic physiological test to examine visual functions objectively. The VEP is a complicated waveform consisting of negative waveform named N75 and N135, and positive waveform named P100. Delayed P100 latency and greatly attenuated amplitude on VEP are known characteristics for diagnosing optic nerve disease. Acupuncture has been used to treat wide clinical symptoms with minimal side effects. The confirmation of the efficacy of acupuncture generally relies on subjective symptoms. There is not much scientific evidence supporting the acupuncture treatments for eye diseases up to today. However, the VEP test can evaluate objectively and numerically the efficacy of the treatment by the acupuncture. We analyzed 19 healthy subjects (38 eyes). The P100 latencies in the group of less than 101.7 msec (total average) before acupuncture stimulations were not different than those after treatment (98.2 +/- 3.0 msec, 98.2 +/- 4.0 msec, respectively, p = 0.88, n = 17), but the latencies in those subjects with longer or equal to 101.7 msec were statistically different after acupuncture (104.6 +/- 2.8 msec, 101.9 +/- 3.7 msec, respectively, p = 0.006, n = 21). These results show that the acupuncture stimulation contributes to the P100 latencies of pattern reversal (PR)-VEP to some subjects who have delayed latencies, and this electrophysiological method is a valuable technique in monitoring the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy in the improvements of visual functions. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the physiological effects by acupuncture stimulations using PR-VEP in normal subjects.

  15. 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...

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

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    Andersen, Dorota; 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...

  17. 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.

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

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    LIU Junling

    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.

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Cheng, Fung Kei

    2016-12-29

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

  1. Acupuncture for hot flashes in women with breast cancer: A systematic review

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    Yu-Pei Chen

    2016-01-01

    Conclusion: Acupuncture seems to be an effective therapy for HFs in women with BC; however, there was insufficient evidence to support the efficacy of acupuncture. However, the results should be interpreted cautiously, because of the poor quality and small number of included studies.

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

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    汪永胜; 洪珏

    2010-01-01

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  7. Acupuncture and Immune Function in Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Randomized, Controlled Study

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    Lee, Shaun Wen Huey; Liong, Men Long; Yuen, Kah Hay; Krieger, John N

    2014-01-01

    Objective The immune system has been implicated as one mechanism underlying the benefits of acupuncture therapy. Evidence suggests that acupuncture can ameliorate symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), but the association between clinical response and the immune system has not been investigated. Design/Setting We investigated 12 CP/CPPS patients participating in a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for effects on cellular immunity. Blood samples were taken before the first needling and after the last of 20 treatment sessions (week 10). Patients also completed questionnaires examining their CP/CPPS symptoms and mood status at the baseline and end of study visits. Results At the end of study 8 of 12 participants (67%) were classified as treatment responders, 4 participants each from the acupuncture and sham groups. The acupuncture group averaged a 5% increase in natural killer cell levels compared to corresponding sham (-13%; p=0.03). Similarly, patients randomized to acupuncture reported a reduction in other white blood cell parameters examined, supporting the possibility that immunity might be important in the pathophysiology of CP/CPPS. Conclusions The specific effect of acupuncture on CP/CPPS remains unclear. Further research is warranted to examine the mechanisms by which acupuncture therapy may improve clinical symptoms in patients with CP/CPPS. PMID:25453515

  8. 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.

  9. Clinical Application of Nape Acupuncture

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    HUA Xiao-yin; CUI Yi-jun

    2003-01-01

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

  10. 针灸治疗骨质疏松症的实验研究进展%The experimental research progress of acupuncture therapy for the treatment of osteoporosis

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    康轶鑫; 王道全; 刘忠厚

    2011-01-01

    随着我国人口的老龄化,骨质疏松症的发病率日益增加.目前西医对该病的治疗疗效不太理想,而中医药治疗该病副作用小,能够修复骨质,提高骨量,起到标本兼治、综合治疗的目的.针灸疗法是一种纯绿色的物理治疗,无任何毒副作用,舒适而无痛苦.未来几年,针灸治疗骨质疏松症必将成为医学界研究的热点.现有研究证实,针灸确实能够提高骨质疏松实验大鼠的血清钙(Ca)、磷(P)、抗酒石酸酸性磷酸酶(TRAP)、雌二醇(E2)、睾酮(T)、生长激素(GH)、骨钙素(BGP)、降钙素(CT)、骨护骨素(OPG)、骨形态发生蛋白-2(BMP-2)、血清转化生长因子-β(TGFβ)和骨密度(BMD)水平,降低碱性磷酸酶(ALP)、甲状旁腺素(PTH)、白细胞介素-1β(IL-1β)、白细胞介素-6(IL-6)、肿瘤坏死因子-α(TNFα)、尿钙/肌酐(Ca/Cr)、尿羟脯氨酸/肌酐(HOP/Cr)水平,对卵巢摘除骨质疏松模型大鼠(OVX)、老年性骨质疏松模型大鼠和糖皮质激素诱发骨质疏松模型大鼠(GIOP)均有效.%With the aging process of our population, the incidence of osteoporosis is increasing.At present,the side effects of the western medicine on the treatment of the disease are more, and the efficacy of the treatment is less than ideal.The side effects of the traditional Chinese medicine on the treatment of the disease are less.The traditional Chinese medicine can recover the bone quality and increase bone mass.It can treat the disease both superficially and radically.Therefore it is a comprehensive treatment.Acupuncture therapy is a pure green physical therapy with no toxic side effects, and is comfortable without pain.In the next few years, acupuncture therapy for the treatment of osteoporosis will become a hot topic in medical research field.Current studies demonstrate that acupuncture can really increase the levels of serum calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), estradiol (E2

  11. 卒中后痉挛性偏瘫的针灸与康复疗法的研究进展%A review on treating spastic hemiplegia after stroke by acupuncture plus rehabilitation therapy

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    杜琳

    2016-01-01

    卒中后痉挛性偏瘫是临床的常见问题,其治疗方法密切关系到患者后期肢体功能的恢复情况,现就目前针灸与康复疗法治疗卒中后痉挛性偏瘫的最新研究进展及治疗方法进行总结。%Spastic hemiplegia after stroke was a common disease in clinic, and was related to recovery of limb function. Now, a review on treating spastic hemiplegia after stroke by acupuncture plus rehabilitation therapy was summarized.

  12. Observations on the Efficacy of Auricular Plaster Therapy plus Scalp Acupuncture in Treating Post-stroke Depression%头针配合耳穴贴压治疗脑卒中后抑郁疗效观察

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    岳琳

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察头针配合耳穴贴压治疗脑卒中后抑郁的临床疗效。方法将125例脑卒中后抑郁患者随机分为A组42例、B组42例和C组41例。A组采用单纯头针治疗,B组采用单纯耳穴贴压治疗,C组采用头针配合耳穴贴压治疗。观察3组治疗前后汉密尔顿抑郁量表(HAMD)评分,并比较3组临床疗效。结果3组治疗2个月后HAMD评分与同组治疗前比较,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。C组治疗1、2个月后HAMD评分与A组和B组比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。A组总有效率和愈显率分别为90.5%和33.3%,B组分别为88.1%和35.7%,C组分别为92.7%和56.1%。3组总有效率比较,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);C组愈显率与A组和B组比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论头针配合耳穴贴压是一种治疗脑卒中后抑郁的有效方法。%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture in treating post-stroke depression.Methods One hundred and twenty-five patients with post-stroke depression were randomly allocated to group A of 42 cases, group B of 42 cases and group C of 41 cases. Group A received scalp acupuncture alone; group B, auricular plaster therapy alone; group C, auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture. The Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) score was recorded in the three groups before and after treatment. The clinical therapeutic effects were compared between the three groups. Results There was a statistically significant pre-/post-treatment difference in the HAMD score in the three groups after two months of treatment (P0.05).Conclusion Auricular plaster therapy plus scalp acupuncture is an effective way to treat post-stroke depression.

  13. 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).

  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. 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.

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

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    JIANG Xin

    2006-01-01

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

  18. 针刺治疗慢性非特异性腰痛的临床研究%A clinical study of acupuncture therapy for treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain

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    袁启令; 刘亮; 马江涛; 武文韬; 叶茂林; 张银刚

    2016-01-01

    安慰针刺组评分均小于等待治疗组(P =0.000,P =0.001)。时间因素与分组因素不存在交互效应(F =1.800,P =0.169)。结论:针刺对于慢性非特异性腰痛存在特异性治疗作用,可在短期内(≤4周)缓解患者腰部疼痛症状、改善腰部功能,而且具有较高的安全性。%Objective:To explore the specific therapeutic effect of acupuncture therapy on chronic nonspecific low back pain. Methods:A prospective,randomized,single-blinded,placebo-controlled,parallel,multicenter trial was carried out.One hundred and fifty patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain were included and randomly divided into acupuncture group,placebo-acupuncture group and wait-to-treat group,50 cases in each group.The patients in acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture therapy and five acupoints in-cluding Shenshu(BL23),Dachangshu(BL25),Weizhong(BL40),Yaoyangguan(GV3)and Huantiao(GB30)were selected as fixed acu-puncture points.Meanwhile,several points were selected for acupuncture treatment from 10 acupoints including Wangu (SI4),Daimai (GB26),Yanglingquan(GB34),Zulinqi(GB41),Dicang(ST4),Zusanli(ST36),Mingmen(GV4),Xuanshu(GV5),Shenting(GV24)and Shuigou(GV26)according to the specific conditions.The depth of needle insertion was 5 -20 mm and the needles were retained for 20 min-tues at a time after DEQI(GETTING QI).The acupuncture was performed every 3 days for consecutive 6 weeks.The patients in placebo-ac-upuncture group were treated with placebo-acupuncture therapy by selecting the same 5 acupoints as that of acupuncture group and the course of treatment was also same as that of acupuncture group.The patients in wait-to-treat group were not treated until the end of this tri-al.All of the patients were permitted to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs(NSAID)for relieving low back pain if necessary.Low back pain visual analogue scale(VAS)scores and Oswestry disability index(ODI)were used as main

  19. 针罐结合治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效观察%Observation on clinical effects of acupuncture plus cupping therapy for cervical radiculopathy

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    刘素君; 梁晶; 潘超安; 杨洋; 朱东勋

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the therapeutic effects of acupuncture plus cupping therapy and Western medication alone for cervical radiculopathy. Methods: A total of 139 patients with cervical radiculopathy were randomly divided based on the random digital table into an acupuncture-cupping group (70 cases) and a Western medication group (69 cases). In the acupuncture-cupping group, Fengchi (GB 20) (bilateral), Dazhui (GV 14), Jianjing (GB 21) (bilateral) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) points of the neck [bilateral, midpoint between Fengchi (GB 20) and Dazhui (GV 14)] were punctured. After the arrival of the needling sensation, bilateral Fengchi (GB 20) and Jianjing (GB 21) were linked with electric stimulation and the rest acupoints were manipulated with the moderate needling technique. In the retaining of the needles, TDP lamp radiation was used. After acupuncture, the cupping therapy was applied to the local area. The treatment was given once every other day, 20 d for a course. After one course, the therapeutic effects were observed. The Western medication group was treated by oral administration of Meloxicam (Mobic), 7.5 mg, once a day, with water and liquid after meal. The therapeutic effects were observed after 20 d. Results:The total effective rate was 92.8% in the acupuncture-cupping group and 73.9% in the Western medication group, with a statistical difference between the two groups (P<0.05). After treatment, the scores of the clinical symptoms of the two groups were obviously declined (P<0.01), and the score of the clinical symptoms of the acupuncture-cupping group was better than that of the Western medication group, with a statistical difference (P<0.05). Conclusion:Acupuncture plus cupping therapy was more effective than administration of Meloxicam tablets alone in the treatment of cervical radiculopathy.%目的:观察针罐结合和单纯西药治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效。方法:将139例神经根型颈椎病患者按随机数字表随机分为针罐组(70

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Clinical Effect of Dialectical Acupuncture Combined with Reconstructive Massage Therapy on Treatment of Cervicogenic Pharyngitis%辨证针刺配合推拿整复治疗颈源性咽炎疗效观察

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    嘉士健

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation com-bined with reconstructive massage therapy in treating cervicogenic pharyngitis. Methods:The 62 patients diagnosed as cervicogenic pharyngitis were divided into 2 groups of 31 cases according to the random number table method. The conventional acupuncture and routine massage were conducted for patients of control group, while the combina-tion of acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation with reconstructive massage therapy were implemented on the cases of treatment group. Results:In the treatment group, 15 cases were cured, accounting for 48.4%;14 cases were improved, accounting for 45.2%;2 cases were invalid, accounting for 6.4%;the total effective rate was 93.6%. In the control group, 10 cases were cured, accounting for 32.2%;14 cases were improved, accounting for 45.2%;7 cases were invalid, accounting for 22.6%;the total effective rate was 77.4%. The effective rate of treatment group was su-perior to that of control group and the difference had statistical meaning (P<0.05). Conclusion:Clinically, the com-bination of acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation with reconstructive massage therapy can effectively im-prove symptoms of patients suffering from cervicogenic pharyngitis.%目的:观察辨证针刺配合推拿整复治疗颈源性咽炎的临床疗效。方法:将颈源性咽炎患者62例按照随机数字表法分为治疗组和对照组各31例。对照组采用常规普通针刺配合推拿治疗;治疗组采用辨证针刺配合推拿整复治疗。结果:治疗组痊愈15例,占48.4%;好转14例,占45.2%;无效2例,占6.4%;总有效率为93.6%。对照组痊愈10例,占32.2%;好转14例,占45.2%;无效7例,占22.6%;总有效率为77.4%。治疗组有效率优于对照组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:采用辩证针刺配合推拿整复治疗颈源性咽炎能有效改善患者症状。

  3. Clinical Efficacy Acupuncture with Massage Therapies in Treatment of Patients with Cerebral Infarction%针灸联合推拿治法治疗脑梗塞临床疗效探析

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    周靖; 邓志; 叶多超

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究观察针灸联合推拿治法治疗脑梗塞的疗效和作用情况。方法:以2012年3月至2012年12月,于我院被确诊的该病病患共计86例。作为观察组,另选3月之前86例病患作为对照组。观察组行针灸联合推拿方案治疗。对照组行单纯针灸方案。对比两组疗效和治疗前后神经功能型缺损评分。结果:观察组显效率为59.3%,总有效率为97.67%,显著高于对照组31.39%,88.37%。差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05)。两组病患在治疗之前神经功能型缺损评分对比差异无统计学意义(P>0.05)。而治疗之后观察组评分为7.72±5.39,显著低于对照组18.61±9.81。差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论:以针灸联合推拿治法治疗脑梗赛病患,疗效更佳,利于神经组织的功能恢复。值得临床推荐。%Objective:To observe the effect of acupuncture with massage therapies in treatment of cere-bral infarction .Method:From March 2012 to December 2012 , a total of 86 cases of patients was diagnosed in our hospital , which was the observation group , then chose another 86 cases of patients with the disease as the control group .The observation group was treated with acupuncture with massage therapies .The control group was treated only with acupuncture , compared two groups with efficacy and neural function defect score before and after treatment .Result:The effectual rate of the observation was 59.3%, total effective rate was 97.67%, which were significantly higher than the control group of 31.39%, 88.37%.Differences were statis-tically significant ( all P 0.05).The score of the observation group after treatment was 7.72 ±5. 39, which was significantly lower than the control group of 18.61 ±9.81.Difference was statistically signifi-cant ( P <0.05) .Conclusion:Using acupuncture with massage therapies treats cerebral infarction , has bet-ter efficacy , and help to

  4. CENTRAL MECHANISMS OF ACUPUNCTURE ANALGESIA

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    Eman S. Mansour

    2015-12-01

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

  5. 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

  6. [Ideas of standardization evaluation on acupuncture skills: enlightened by quantitative appraisal of surgical skills in Europe and North America].

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    Li, Jing; Wu, Mary X

    2011-12-01

    Acupuncture manipulation skills are the core of acupuncture therapy. Traditional acupuncture skills evaluation is based on experts' subjective assessment which is deficient in reliability and validity. Certain progresses on the quantitative research on acupuncture skills have been made in China, while there is still a long way to go before the formation of the consummate standardization evaluation system on acupuncture skills. Actually, quantitative appraisal on surgical skills has been developed for a long time in Europe and North America. Since acupuncture could be considered as a kind of skills of minimally invasive surgery because small wounds would be generated by needles, the theories and methods in surgical quantitative appraisal could be utilized. For instance, scales could be designed to evaluate the operation modes in acupuncture skills and precise instruments could be used in the measurement of acupuncture skills. Then standard databases on common acupuncture manipulations would be built. Moreover, in terms of the characteristics of acupuncture skills, high-fidelity simulators should be designed or standardized patients should be trained for the assessment of "Deqi" (arrival of qi)feelings. Thereby, an appropriate standardization evaluation system for acupuncture skills would be created gradually.

  7. 针刺运动综合疗法治疗肩周炎%Treating shoulder periarthritis by acupuncture plus exercise therapy

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    周海军

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺运动、扬刺、火罐综合治疗肩周炎的临床疗效。方法:将100例肩周炎患者随机分为治疗组、对照组各50例;治疗组用五腧穴之“腧穴”、“肩痛穴”和阿是穴为主的针刺治疗,结合运动,刺络拔罐,对照组用传统针刺方法,结合刺络拔罐治疗。结果:治疗组有效率为98%,对照组有效率88%,治疗组明显优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:针刺运动、扬刺、火罐综合治疗能有效治疗肩周炎,疗效显著,是临床治疗肩周炎的一种可行、有效方法。%Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy of TCM on treating shoulder periarthritis. Methods: 100 patients were randomly divided into two groups, the treatment group was given acupuncture at Shu point, Jiantong point, Ashi point plus exercise and Ciluo Baguan, and another was given traditional acupuncture and Ciluo Baguan. Results: The efficiency in treatment group was 98%, obviously better than that in control of 88% (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupuncture plus exercise was feasible and effective for shoulder periarthritis.

  8. 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.

  9. Imaging study on acupuncture points

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

    2009-09-01

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

  10. 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.

  11. Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.

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    Qin, Zongshi; Wu, Jiani; Zhou, Jing; Liu, Zhishun

    2016-03-01

    Acupuncture is a promising therapy for relieving symptoms in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), which affects >15% of adult men worldwide. The aim of the study was to assess the effects and safety of the use of acupuncture for CP/CPPS. MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, CBM, CNKI, Wang-Fang Database, JCRM, and CiNii were searched from their inception through 30 November 2015. Grey literature databases and websites were also searched. No language limits were applied. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with CP/CPPS treated by acupuncture were included. Two reviewers extracted data and assessed the risk of bias of RCTs using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tools, respectively. Seven trials were included, involving 471 participants. The result of meta-analysis indicated that compared with sham acupuncture (MD: -6.09 [95%CI: -8.12 to -5.68]) and medicine (Levofloxacinand, Ibuprofen, and Tamsulosin) (MD: -4.57 [95%CI: -7.58 to -1.56]), acupuncture was more effective at decreasing the total NIH-CPSI score. Real acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture in improving symptoms (pain, voiding) and quality of life (Qof) domain subscores. Compared to sham acupuncture and medicine, acupuncture appears to be more effective at improving the global assessment. Two trials found that there is no significant difference between acupuncture and sham acupuncture in decreasing the IPSS score. Acupuncture failed to show more favorable effects in improving both symptoms and the Qof domain compared with medicine. Overall, current evidence supports acupuncture as an effective treatment for CP/CPPS-induced symptoms, particularly in relieving pain. Based on the meta-analysis, acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture in improving symptoms and Qof. Acupuncture might be similar to medicine (Levofloxacinand, Ibuprofen, and Tamsulosin) in its long-term effects, but evidence was limited due to high ROB among included trials as well as potential heterogeneity

  12. 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.

  13. 腰脊痛采用中医辩证针灸治疗的临床分析%Pain in the Lumbar Spine Using Clinical Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dialectical Acupuncture Therapy

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    彭桂艳

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    目的:研究分析腰脊痛患者接受中医辨证针灸治疗的效果。方法根据我院2013至2014年接收的60例腰脊痛患者来进行研究分析,将患者分成对照组和观察组,对照组患者使用理疗治疗,观察组患者使用常规治疗和辨证针灸治疗,对两组患者的临床治疗效果进行对比分析。结果观察组患者临床治疗有效率是93.3%,对照组是70%,两组患者的有效率存在统计学差异性,P<0.05;临床没有发现患者出现不良反应情况。结论腰脊痛患者接受中医辨证针灸治疗的效果比较好,结合有效的护理,以及患者自己注意对腰脊部进行保护,可以获得较高的有效率,临床症状改善明显,因此可以在临床中进行推广使用。%Objective To study the effect analysis of lumbar pain, patients received TCM acupuncture therapy.MethodsAccording to the 2013~2014 in our hospital received 60 cases of lumbar pain patients to carry on the research analysis, the patients were divided into the observation group and the control group, patients in the control group using the physiotherapy treatment, patients in the observation group use routine treatment and acupuncture treatment, carries out a comparative analysis of two groups of patients with clinical curative effect.Results The patients in the observation group the clinical effective rate of the treatment was 93.3%, control group 70%, two groups of patients with efficiency and there are significant differences between sex,P<0.05; found no clinical adverse reactions in patients with the situation.Conclusion Lumbar pain in patients receiving TCM acupuncture treatment effect is better, with effective nursing, and patients pay attention to their own to protect the waist ridge, can obtain higher efficiency, significantly improved clinical symptoms, it can be used widely in clinical practice.

  14. Modern acupuncture-like stimulation methods: a literature review

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    Min-Ho Jun

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture therapy has been proved to be effective for diverse diseases, symptoms, and conditions in numerous clinical trials. The growing popularity of acupuncture therapy has triggered the development of modern acupuncture-like stimulation devices (ASDs, which are equivalent or superior to manual acupuncture with respect to safety, decreased risk of infection, and facilitation of clinical trials. Here, we aim to summarize the research on modern ASDs, with a focus on featured devices undergoing active research and their effectiveness and target symptoms, along with annual publication rates. We searched the popular electronic databases Medline, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Web of Science, and analyzed English-language studies on humans. Thereby, a total of 728 studies were identified, of which 195 studies met our inclusion criteria. Electrical stimulators were found to be the earliest and most widely studied devices (133 articles, followed by laser (44 articles, magnetic (16 articles, and ultrasound (2 articles stimulators. A total of 114 studies used randomized controlled trials, and 109 studies reported therapeutic benefits. The majority of the studies (32% focused on analgesia and pain-relief effects, followed by effects on brain activity (16%. All types of the reviewed ASDs were associated with increasing annual publication trends; specifically, the annual growth in publications regarding noninvasive stimulation methods was more rapid than that regarding invasive methods. Based on this observation, we anticipate that the noninvasive or minimally invasive ASDs will become more popular in acupuncture therapy.

  15. Influence of Acupuncture Stimulation on Cerebral Network in Functional Diarrhea

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    Full Text Available Acupuncture is a commonly used therapy for treating functional diarrhea (FD, although there is limited knowledge on the mechanism. The objectives of this study were to investigate the differences in brain activities elicited by acupuncture between FD patients and healthy controls (HC so as to explore the possible mechanism. Eighteen FD patients and eighteen HC received 10 sessions of acupuncture treatment at ST25 acupoints. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI scans were, respectively, performed before and after acupuncture. The defecation frequency, Bristol stool form scale (SBFS, and MOS 36-item Short Healthy Survey (SF-36 were employed to evaluate the clinical efficacy. After acupuncture, the FD patients showed a significant decrease in defecation frequency and BSFS score. The regional homogeneity (ReHo map showed a decrease in the paracentral lobule and postcentral gyrus, and an increase in the angular gyrus, insula, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC, and precuneus in the FD group. Moreover, the changes in ReHo values in the ACC were correlated with the reduction in defecation frequency. Decreasing functional connectivity among the ACC, insula, thalamus, and orbital frontal cortex only existed in the FD group. Conclusively, acupuncture alleviated defecation frequency and improved stool formation in FD patients. The efficacy might result from the regulation of the homeostasis afferent processing network.

  16. 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.

  17. Efficacy of Acupuncture in Itch: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Chi Yu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Itch (pruritus is a sensitive state that provokes the desire to scratch. It is not only a common symptom of skin diseases but it also occurs in some systemic diseases. Clinical studies on the efficacy of the acupuncture therapy in alleviating itch are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. Objective. This systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for itch. Materials and Methods. A comprehensive literature search of eight databases was performed up to June 2014, and randomized controlled trials which compared acupuncture therapy and placebo acupuncture or no treatment group were identified. Accordingly, a meta-analysis was conducted. Results. This review included three articles of randomized controlled trials (RCTs from a total of 2530 articles. The results of Meta-analysis showed that acupuncture therapy was effective to alleviate itch compared with placebo acupuncture and no treatment group. Conclusion. Based on the findings of this systematic review, we cautiously suggest that acupuncture therapy could improve the clinical efficacy of itch. However, this conclusion needs more studies on various ethnic samples to confirm our final conclusion.

  18. Clinical observation on treating Xuexu Fengzao stype neurodermatitis by acupuncture therapy andTCM medicine%针刺配合中药内服治疗血虚风燥型神经性皮炎疗效观察

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    丁黎薇; 王春环; 聂金迪

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical effects of acupuncture and TCM medicine on Xuexu Fengzao stype neurodermatitis. Methods: 100 patients were randomly divided into the treatment group (50 cases), and the control group (50 cases). The control group was given TCM medicine, while the treatment group was added the acupuncture therapy, one month for one course. With one course’s treatment, clinical effects were compared. Results: The total efficacy (92%) in the treating group was significantly higher than that (72%) in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Acupunture and TCM medicine is more effective on neurodermatitis.%目的:观察针刺配合中药内服治疗血虚风燥型神经性皮炎的临床疗效。方法:将100例神经性皮炎患者随机分为治疗组50例和对照组50例,对照组口服中药汤剂,治疗组在对照组治疗基础上进行针刺治疗,1个月为1个疗程,1个疗程后比较两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为92%,对照组总有效率为72%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:针刺配合中药治疗神经性皮炎较单纯使用中药疗效更好。

  19. Ear Acupuncture for Post-Operative Pain Associated with Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    E7(/(3+21(180%(5 ,QFOXGHDUHDFRGH 14 Jan 2014 Final Report Ear acupuncture for post-operative pain associated with ambulatory arthroscopic...DISTRIBUTION A. Approved for public release: distribution unlimited. The purpose of this study is to compare ear acupuncture plus standard therapy versus...3298 Ear Acupuncture for Post-operative Pa111 Assoc1ated With Ambulatory Arthroscopic Knee Surgery A Randomized Controlled Trial ’• V ’’ ’-’ I

  20. [Academic thoughts on Practice of acupuncture and moxibustion written by CHEN Jingwen, the acupuncture master in the Republic of China].

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    Huang, Weiping; Li, Naiqi

    2015-03-01

    Through the collection of Practice of acupuncture and moxibustion written by CHEN Jingwen, the acupuncture master in the Republic of China, the academic characteristics on acupuncture and moxibusiton were analyzed. The literature comparison method was adopted to compare the works of LUO Zhaoju, ZENG Tianzhi and LI Wenxian, etc. at the same period. It was discovered that CHEN Jingwen was the medical master who systematicly brought up the theory of acupoint properties earlier in the modern times. Classifying drugs based on acupoints was his academic feature. Additionally, the compatibility therapy of Chinese medicine was introduced to explain the essential ideas on the acupoints combination. The treatment was determined on the basis of zangxiang theory and the reinforcing and reducing therapy of acupuncture was emphasized in the determination of treatment and prescription. CHEN Jingwen's theory of acupoint property had been stressed and spread among the medical scholars in the Republic of China and he had made the beneficial exploration for the development of modern acupuncture and moxibustion therapy.

  1. Acupuncture for Bell's palsy.

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

    2010-08-04

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

  4. Puncturing the myths of acupuncture

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

    2016-01-01

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

  5. 电针穴位刺激厌恶疗法治疗酒依赖的临床疗效%Clinical efficacy of electric acupuncture aversion therapy in treatment of alcohol dependence

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    张勤峰; 张玲; 范玉江; 孙玲玲; 孙娜; 房艳艳; 张敦平

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    Objective:To evaluate efficacy of electric acupuncture therapy in patients with alcohol dependence. Methods:60 male patients were recruited, were in line with ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence, and volunteered to participate in this study without electric acupuncture aversion treatment contraindications. These patients were randomly divided into electric acupuncture aversion therapy group (30 cases) and control group (30 cases) by using random number table method. The two groups had no signifi-cant differences in age, sex and drinking history. Symptom check list (SCL-90) and Hamilton anxiety scale (HAMA) were used to e-valuate changes in psychological symptoms before and after the treatment, and Pennsylvania alcohol craving scale ( PACS) was used to assess the degree of craving for alcohol before and after the treatment. 1 week after hospitalization, the two groups were treated with benzodiazepine class of drug substitution therapy to relieve the patient's physical withdrawal symptoms. From the second week, the SCL-90, Hamilton anxiety scale and Pennsylvania alcohol craving scores of the two groups were recorded. Further, test group received the electric acupuncture aversion therapy for 4 weeks, while control group only took medication. After the electric acupuncture aversion therapy, the SCL-90, alcohol craving and Hamilton anxiety scale scores of the two groups were assessed. Results:(1) After the treat-ment, the SCL-90, Pennsylvania alcohol craving and Hamilton anxiety scale scores of the two groups all decreased; however, test group decreased more obviously, and the differences were: SCL-90 score (13. 242±2. 311 vs. 20. 141±3. 122, t=9. 735, P=0. 000), somatization (0. 081±0. 011 vs. 0. 122±0. 021, t=9. 789, P=0. 000), depression (0. 101±0. 021 vs. 0. 142±0. 022, t=7. 746, P=0. 000), anxiety (0. 171±0. 022 vs. 0. 231±0. 031, t=9. 115, P=0. 000), interpersonal relationship (0. 101±0. 011 vs. 0. 321±0. 021, t=7. 349, P=0. 000

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Forty Cases of Simple Obesity Treated by Acupuncture

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    @@ 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.

  9. [Comparative study on curative effects of stroke treated with acupuncture by NIRS].

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    Li, Hong; Hou, Zhong-wei; Bai, Yu-lan; Gu, Shi-zhe

    2011-11-01

    To compare the intracephalic imaging differences of stroke treated with combined therapy of scalp and body acupuncture and body acupuncture only, in order to apply the image basis for the differences of clinical curative effects. Twenty cases of stroke were randomized into a body acupuncture group (group A) and a scalp and body acupuncture group (group B), ten cases in each group respectively. In group A, body acupuncture was applied simply, and different acupoints were selected according to the symptoms: Shousanli (LI 10), Jianliao (TE 14), Huantiao (GB 30) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) etc. were selected for hemiplegia, Fengchi (GB 20), Xiaguan (ST 7) and Quanliao (SI 18) etc. were for facial paralysis, Fengfu (GV 16) and Lianquan (CV 23) etc. were for aphasia. In group B, combined therapy were applied, the body acupoints selection was same as above; for scalp acupoints, corresponding motor area, sensory area and foot motor sensory area were selected. Instant changes of local cerebral blood flow before and after treatment were examined and evaluated by NIRS and the curative effects of both groups were evaluated. The total therapeutic effective rate was 90.0% (9/10) and the basically cured rate was 30.0% (3/10) in group A; and 100.0% (10/10) and 50.0% (5/10) respectively in group B, indicating that the clinical curative effect in group B was superior to that in group A at 20, 30 min of acupuncture treatment (P acupuncture treatment (all P Acupuncture can significantly increase blood flow and oxygen saturation in brain cortex, and the effect with combined therapy of scalp and body acupuncture is superior to that with body acupuncture.

  10. 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.

  11. Acupuncture combined with diet therapy in the treatment of 100 patients with obesity%针灸配合饮食疗法治疗肥胖100例

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    高山山; 容永强; 程彦君; 谢新接; 张蔚萍

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect on the treatment of people with simple obesity and weight reduction of overweight people based on the community health service center. Methods 166 patients with simple obesity were observed in our hospital who were divided into treatment group (100 cases) and control group (66 cases). The patients of treatment group were willing to receive acupuncture treatment, and the patients of control group were unwilling to receive acupunc -ture treatment. The treatment group received acupuncture and auricular acupressure combined with low glycemic index diet, health education and the other means of community intervention. The control group received the same treatment with treat -ment group except acupuncture and auricular acupressure. 6 months after treatment, the curative effects of two groups were observed. Results The cure rate (21.0%) and the total effective rate (91.0%) of the treatment group were larger than those (the cure rate was 10.6%, andtotal effective rate was 72.7%) of the control group, there was significant difference between the total effective rate of two groups (P < 0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture and auricular acupressure combined with low glycemic index diet, health education and the other means of community intervention have obvious effects in the treatment of obese population, which is worth to use in clinic.%目的 以社区健康服务中心为基地,治疗单纯性肥胖症和超重人群减重的临床观察.方法观察我院166例单纯性肥胖患者,将其分为治疗组(100例)和对照组(66例),治疗组为愿意接受针刺治疗者,对照组为不愿意接受针刺治疗者.治疗组给予针灸及耳穴贴压、配合低血糖指数饮食及健康教育等途径进行社区内干预.对照组除不进行针灸治疗及耳穴贴压外,其余治疗与治疗组相同.治疗6个月后观察两组疗效.结果 治疗组痊愈率(21.0%)及总有效率(91.0%)均明显高于对照组(痊愈率为10.6%,

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

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    Stör, W; Irnich, D

    2009-08-01

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

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

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    Stör, W; Irnich, D

    2009-03-01

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Acupuncture Mechanism and Redox Equilibrium

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. 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.

  18. [Professor WU Xu's clinical experiences on acupuncture for acute upper abdominal pain].

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    Wu, Xiao-Liang; Lu, Bin; Sun, Jian-Hua; Ai, Bing-Wei; Bao, Chao; Wu, Wen-Zhong; Li, Jian-Bing; Liu, Lan-Ying; Wu, Wen-Yun; Pei, Li-Xia; Zhou, Jun-Ling; Li, Yan-Cai; Qin, Shan

    2014-03-01

    The clinical experiences and proven cases of distinguished doctor of TCM, professor WU Xu, on acupuncture for acute upper abdominal pain is introduced. Professor WU's manipulation characteristics of acupuncture for acute upper abdominal pain, including acute cholecystitis, kidney stone, acute stomach pain, are one-hand shape but both hands in nature, moving like Tai Chi, force on the tip of needle, movement of qi mainly. The main technique posture is one-hand holding needle with middle finger for pressing, the needle is hold by thumb and index finger, and is assisted by middle finger. The special acupuncture experience of emergency is treatment according to syndrome differentiation, combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, selecting acupoint based on experience, blood-letting acupuncture therapy and so on.

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

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

    2013-10-05

    The individual difference and non-repeatability in acupuncture have not only restricted the development 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 seconds significantly increased cerebral blood flow and decreased the ratio of infarct volume. Interactions between frequency and duration play a critical role in quantified acupuncture therapy.

  20. [Progress of studies on mechanisms of acupuncture underlying regulation of cardiac function via autonomic nervous system].

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    Wang, Ya-Li; Yu, Zhi; Xu, Bin

    2014-02-01

    Acupuncture therapy has been confirmed to be effective in treating cardiovascular diseases in clinical practice. Acupuncture-induced balance of the autonomic nervous system activities is one of its key mechanisms. In the present paper, the authors review progress of studies on acupuncture treatment of cardiovascular diseases from 1) regulating cardiac sympathetic-beta-adrenergic receptor activity and myocardial intracellular GTP-binding protein (Gs)-adenylylcyclase (AC)-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-protein kinase (PKA) signaling, and 2) balancing cardiac sympathetic and vagal nerve activities. Due to limited experimental conditions, in-depth studies about the mechanisms of acupuncture intervention underlying improvement of cardiovascular functions are relatively fewer up to now. Along with the further development of modern biology, the mechanism of acupuncture intervention underlying regulation of cardiac function via autonomic nerve system will be revealed in detail.

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

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    Ioannis, Stathourakis

    2016-01-01

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

  2. [Pondering in-situ induction of endogenous neural stem cells in hippocampus of rats with Alzheimer disease by acupuncture].

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    Tang, Yong; Yin, Hai-Yan; Zeng, Fang; Yu, Shu-Guang

    2005-09-01

    Analysis of domestic and overseas literature on the relationship between Alzheimer disease (AD) and neural stem cells (NSC) shows that inducing the proliferation and differentiation of hippocampal endogenous NSC in-situ by acupuncture is probably the mechanism of acupuncture therapy in treating AD, and that it may further improve the method for the research on AD.

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

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    Fei, Aihua; Cai, Shengchao; Xu, Bin

    2015-11-01

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

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

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

    2009-04-01

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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。

  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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    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. Hippocampal cAMP/PKA/CREB is required for neuroprotective effect of acupuncture.

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    Li, Qian-Qian; Shi, Guang-Xia; Yang, Jing-Wen; Li, Zhao-Xin; Zhang, Zhen-Hua; He, Tian; Wang, Jing; Liu, Li-Ying; Liu, Cun-Zhi

    2015-02-01

    Acupuncture has beneficial effects in vascular dementia (VaD) patients. The underlying mechanism, however, remains unknown. The present study was designed to investigate whether the cAMP/PKA/CREB cascade is involved in the mechanism of acupuncture in cerebral multi-infarction rats. In this study, cerebral multi-infarction was modeled in adult Wistar rats by homologous blood clot emboli. After a two-week acupuncture treatment at Zusanli (ST36), hippocampal-dependent memory was tested by employing a radial arm maze test. The hippocampus was isolated for analyses of cAMP concentration, phosphodiesterase (PDE) activity and CREB/pCREB and ERK/pERK expressions. The Morris water maze (MWM) task and CREB phosphorylation were evaluated in the presence of PKA-selective peptide inhibitor (H89). The radial arm maze test results demonstrated that acupuncture treatment at ST36 reversed hippocampal-dependent memory in impaired animals. Compared to those of the impaired group, cAMP concentration, PKA activity and pCREB and pERK expressions were increased following acupuncture therapy. Finally, the blockade of PKA reversed the increase in CREB phosphorylation and the improvement in recognitive function induced by acupuncture treatment. These results suggest that acupuncture could improve hippocampus function by modulating the cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling pathway, which represents a molecular mechanism of acupuncture for recognitive function in cerebral multi-infarction rats.

  12. Deciphering the biological effects of acupuncture treatment modulating multiple metabolism pathways.

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    Zhang, Aihua; Yan, Guangli; Sun, Hui; Cheng, Weiping; Meng, Xiangcai; Liu, Li; Xie, Ning; Wang, Xijun

    2016-02-16

    Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that is widely used to treat various diseases. However, detailed biological interpretation of the acupuncture stimulations is limited. We here used metabolomics and proteomics technology, thereby identifying the serum small molecular metabolites into the effect and mechanism pathways of standardized acupuncture treatments at 'Zusanli' acupoint which was the most often used acupoint in previous reports. Comprehensive overview of serum metabolic profiles during acupuncture stimulation was investigated. Thirty-four differential metabolites were identified in serum metabolome and associated with ten metabolism pathways. Importantly, we have found that high impact glycerophospholipid metabolism, fatty acid metabolism, ether lipid metabolism were acutely perturbed by acupuncture stimulation. As such, these alterations may be useful to clarify the biological mechanism of acupuncture stimulation. A series of differentially expressed proteins were identified and such effects of acupuncture stimulation were found to play a role in transport, enzymatic activity, signaling pathway or receptor interaction. Pathway analysis further revealed that most of these proteins were found to play a pivotal role in the regulation of multiple metabolism pathways. It demonstrated that the metabolomics coupled with proteomics as a powerful approach for potential applications in understanding the biological effects of acupuncture stimulation.

  13. 卒中单元模式下联合针刺治疗脑卒中吞咽障碍疗效观察%Efficacy of stroke unit combined with acupuncture therapy on dysphagia in stroke patients

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    朱在卿; 许贵刚; 郭艳丽; 马斌

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察卒中单元联合针刺治疗脑卒中后吞咽障碍的疗效.方法 脑卒中后吞咽障碍患者244例随机分为对照组、卒中单元组、卒中单元联合针刺组,均采用常规药物治疗,卒中单元组给予规范的综合治疗,卒中单元联合针刺组在卒中单元的基础上联合针刺治疗.治疗4周后采用洼田咽水试验量表评价吞咽障碍疗效,美国国立卫生院卒中量表(national Institutes of health stroke scale,NIHSS)和日常生活活动能力Barthel 指数(Barthel Index,BI)评分进行神经康复的评价.结果 治疗后卒中单元组、卒中单元联合针刺组洼田咽水试验量表总有效率显著高于对照组(P<0.01);卒中单元联合针刺组总有效率高于卒中单元组(P<0.05).与对照组比较,卒中单元组、卒中单元联合针刺组NIHSS评分明显降低,BI指数明显增高(P<0.01),卒中单元联合针刺组NIHSS评分及BI指数与卒中单元组比较有统计学差异(P<0.05 ).结论 卒中单元治疗能明显改善脑卒中后吞咽障碍,联合针刺治疗能进一步提高疗效.%Objective To study the therapeutic effect of stroke unit combined with acupuncture on dysphygia in stroke patients. Methods A total of 244 patients were randomized into three groups: the stroke unit (SU) group (82cases), the SU combined with acupunture group (82 cases) , and the control group (80 cases) . All the three groups were treated with routine medication as a basic treatment. Patients in the SU group received standard combined therapy of stroke unit. Those in the SU combined with acu-punture group were given the stroke unit therapy and a standardized comprehensive acupuncture treatment at the same time. After four weeks of treatment, the effect was evaluated according to the swallowing test in the three groups. National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale(NIHSS) and Barthel Index(BI) were used after treatment. Results The total effective rate of swallowing test was 74. 39% in the

  14. 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

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

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    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

  16. VBM-DARTEL法对青少年肥胖针灸治疗的中枢机制研究%Neural mechanism study of acupuncture therapy for obese adolescence with VBM-DARTEL approach

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    罗晓捷; 张宏; 彭芸; 刘祖祥; 李时莲; 吕忠礼; 田丽芳; 朱捷; 赵旭娜

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    Objective To investigate structural reorganization in the obese children's brain with acupuncture therapy via voxel-based morphometry with diffeomorphic anatomic registration through exponentiated lie algebra algorithm (DART-EL) approach. Methods 10 subjects with simple obesity [M:7, F:3, Aged 14 ~18, right handed, BMI (29. 03±4. 81) kg/m2] underwent periodical acupuncture therapy and were taken high resolution T1W MR images of the brain before and after the therapy respectively. Another 10 gender- and age-matched volunteers with normal BMI Cright handed, BMI (25.05±5. 02) kg/m2] were enrolled as control group. The analysis was carried out using SPM8 software on MATLAB 7. 8. 0. 347 platform. Results ① VBM-DARTEL study revealed that partial gray matter decrease was found in cortices of right gyri frontalis superior and pyramis of cerebellum posterior lobe and that volume increase in gyri centralis anterior between subjects before and after acupuncture therapy. There were also differences found in white matter. Left Fusiform in Parahippocampa Gyrus, Pontine and Precentral Gyrus were found decrease in volume of white matter. Volume of white matter in Right Precuneus turned out to be increased. The significant level was 0.05;②Obese Subjects compared to control group showed volume increase in GM of cerebellum and lateral globus pallidus and volume decrease in WM of pontine and cerebellum. After the therapy, Obese Subjects compared to control group showed even larger GM increase in lateral globus palidus and larger pontine WM increase. Previous differences in Cerebellum in both GM and WM were not shown. Conclusion ① Acupuncture might influence the process of brain development, leading to reorganization of cortices; ② Microstructural difference might exit in brain because of obesity.%目的 应用VBM-DARTEL分析法探讨针灸疗法对肥胖青少年大脑皮层重建的影响.方法 10名单纯性肥胖青少年[男7例,女3例,14~18

  17. 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

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    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.

  18. 21 CFR 880.5580 - Acupuncture needle.

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

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

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

    2016-10-01

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

  20. 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.

  1. Acupuncture-Induced Analgesia: A Neurobiological Basis in Purinergic Signaling.

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    Tang, Yong; Yin, Hai-Yan; Rubini, Patrizia; Illes, Peter

    2016-12-01

    Chronic pain is a debilitating and rather common health problem. The present shortage in analgesic drugs with a favorable spectrum but without remarkable side effects furthered the search for alternative therapeutic manipulations. Increasing evidence from both basic and clinical research on acupuncture, a main alternative therapy of traditional Chinese medicine, suggests that chronic pain is sensitive to acupuncture procedures. Clarification of the underlying mechanisms is a challenge of great theoretical and practical significance. The seminal hypothesis of Geoffrey Burnstock and the astounding findings of Maiken Nedergaard on the involvement of purinergic signaling in the beneficial effects of acupuncture fertilized the field and led to an intensification of research on acupurines. In this review, we will summarize the state-of-the-art situation and try to forecast how the field is likely to develop in the future. © The Author(s) 2016.

  2. Information Models of Acupuncture Analgesia and Meridian Channels

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    Chang Hua Zou

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture and meridian channels have been major components of Chinese and Eastern Asian medicine—especially for analgesia—for over 2000 years. In recent decades, electroacupuncture (EA analgesia has been applied clinically and experimentally. However, there were controversial results between different treatment frequencies, or between the active and the placebo treatments; and the mechanisms of the treatments and the related meridian channels are still unknown. In this study, we propose a new term of infophysics therapy and develop information models of acupuncture (or EA analgesia and meridian channels, to understand the mechanisms and to explain the controversial results, based on Western theories of information, trigonometry and Fourier series, and physics, as well as published biomedical data. We are trying to build a bridge between Chinese medicine and Western medicine by investigating the Eastern acupuncture analgesia and meridian channels with Western sciences; we model the meridians as a physiological system that is mostly constructed with interstices in or between other physiological systems; we consider frequencies, amplitudes and wave numbers of electric field intensity (EFI as information data. Our modeling results demonstrate that information regulated with acupuncture (or EA is different from pain information, we provide answers to explain the controversial published results, and suggest that mechanisms of acupuncture (or EA analgesia could be mostly involved in information regulation of frequencies and amplitudes of EFI as well as neuronal transmitters such as endorphins.

  3. 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.

  4. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON EXPERIMENTAL CEREBRAL INFARCTION IN RATS

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    YUNG Qing; MA Ruiling; JIN Rui

    2002-01-01

    Objectives: To explore the effect of acupuncture on cerebral infarction in rats and to try providing some experimental parameters for clinical practice. Methods: 27 healthy Wistar rats were randomly divided into pseudo-operation (n = 10), model (n = 8) and acupuncture (n = 9) groups. Neuro-functional defect scoring, apoptosis of single brain slice and the number of bcl-2 immuno-reaction (IR)-positive neurons in CA1 area of the hippocampus were used as the indexes to investigate the possible mechanisms of acupuncture of "Nie San Zhen" (needling three acupoints in the temporal region) and "Si Shen Zhen" (needling four acupoints in the occiput region) in treating rats with cerebral infarction. Results: There existed significant differences between acupuncture group and model group in improving neurologic functional activities, inhibiting apoptosis of the brain cells and increasing bcl-2 IR-positive neurons in the hippocampal CA1 area (P < 0.01 ). Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy can improve cerebral infarction in the rat by suppressing apoptosis and up-regulation of the bcl-2 IR-positive neuron expression.

  5. EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON EXPERIMENTAL CEREBRAL INFARCTION IN RATS

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    袁青; 马瑞玲; 等

    2002-01-01

    Objectives:To explore the effect of acupuncture on cerebral infarction in rats and to try providing some experimental parameters for clinical practice.Methods:27 healthy Wistar rats were randomly divided into pseudo-operation (n=10),model (n=8) and acupuncture (n=9) groups.Neuro-functional defect scoring,apoptosis of single brain slice and the number of bcl-2 immuno-reaction (IR)-positive neurons in CA1 area of the hippocampus were used as the indexes to investigate the possible mechanisms of acupuncture of “Nie San Zhen”(needing three acupoints in the temporal region) and “Si Shen Zhen” (needling four acupoints in the occiput region) in treating rats with cerebral infarction.Results:There existed significant differences between acupuncture group and model group in improving neurologic functional activities,inhibiting apoptosis of the brain cells and increasing bcl-2 IR-positive neurons in the hippocampal CA1 area(P<0.01).Conclusion:Acupuncture therapy can improve cerebral infarction in the rat by suppressing apoptosis and up-regulation of the bcl-2 IR-positive neuron expression.

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

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

    2010-11-01

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

  7. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

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

  8. 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...

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

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    Yu Zheng

    2016-01-01

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

  10. Acupuncture and Acupressure in Labor.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. Acupuncture for Functional Dyspepsia: What Strength Does It Have? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Li, Jing; Li, Bo; Hu, Ya-Cai; Cai, Qiu-Han

    2016-01-01

    Background. Although the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy on functional dyspepsia (FD) has been systematically reviewed, the available reports are still contradictive and no robust evidence has been provided to date. Objective. To assess the current evidence of high quality on the effects of acupuncture for patients with FD. Methods. A comprehensive literature database search was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture therapies (including manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture) to sham acupuncture and medication use. A meta-analysis was performed following a strict methodology. Results. 16 RCTs involving 1436 participants were included. The majority of the trials were determined to be of low quality. Positive results were found for acupuncture in improving the Nepean Dyspepsia Index (NDI) and scores of the MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), as well as in alleviating relevant symptoms (especially postprandial fullness and early satiation) of FD patients. Conclusion. Based on current available evidence, acupuncture therapy achieves statistically significant effect for FD in comparison with sham acupuncture and is superior to medication (prokinetic agents) in improving the symptoms and quality of life of FD patients. Nonetheless, despite stringent methodological analyses, the conclusion of our review still needs to be strengthened by additional RCTs of higher quality. PMID:28119758

  13. 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.

  14. [Relationship between neuro-psychological factors and effect of acupuncture in treating Bell's palsy].

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    Mei, Jun-Hua; Gao, Shan; Chen, Guo-Hua

    2010-10-01

    To study the influence of neuro-psychological factors on the effect of acupuncture in the treatment of Bell's palsy and the overall prognosis in patients. Fifty patients with Bell's palsy were randomized into the treatment group and the control group, and they were treated with manipulated and non-manipulated acupuncture, respectively. Scorings by subjective perceptive scale of acupuncture, Cartel personality test, and Hamilton Anxiety Scale were performed and the curative effect was assessed according House-Brackmann grading standards. The total effective rate of acupuncture was 78.0% (39/50), and that of manipulated acupuncture was better than that of non-manipulated acupuncture [89.2% (25/28) vs. 63.6% (14/22), P Cartel personality test (16PF) found that patients with personality factors of sociability, intellectuality, excitability, braveness, and independence were capable of getting "Deqi" more easily, there existed a significant correlation between personality factors and curative effect. By Hamilton Anxiety Scale scoring, 92.0% (46/50) of the patients were found being in an anxiety state, and the efficacy of treatment was negatively correlated with the degree of anxiety (r = -0.9491, P < 0.05). Neuro-psychological factors put great influence on the efficacy of treatment for Bell's palsy, multiple measures, such as drug-therapy, acupuncture, psychological intervention, rehabilitation therapy, etc., should be taken in combination for improving patients' prognosis.

  15. Efficacy of Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture versus Traditional Chinese acupuncture for migraine treatment.

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    Rezvani, Mehran; Yaraghi, Ahmad; Mohseni, Masood; Fathimoghadam, Farshid

    2014-05-01

    Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) is an effective alternative treatment in migraine headache. The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effect of Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture (YNSA), a recently developed microcupuncture system, with TCA for the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine headache. In a randomized clinical trial, 80 patients with migraine headache were assigned to receive YNSA or TCA. A pain visual analogue scale (VAS) and migraine therapy assessment questionnaire (MTAQ) were completed before treatment, after 6 and 18 sections of treatment, and 1 month after completion of therapy. All the recruited patients completed the study. Baseline characteristics were similar between the two groups. Frequency and severity of migraine attacks, nausea, the need for rescue treatment, and work absence rate decreased similarly in both groups. Recovery from headache and ability to continue daily activities 2 hours after medical treatment showed similar improvement in both groups (p>0.05). Classic acupuncture and YNSA are similarly effective in the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine headache and may be considered as alternatives to pharmacotherapy.

  16. 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。

  17. Research advances in treatment of neurological and psychological diseases by acupuncture at the Acupuncture Meridian Science Research Center

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    Bombi Lee

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic intervention that can be traced back at least 2100 years and is emerging worldwide as one of the most widely used therapies in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. Due to limitations associated with Western medicine's focus on the treatment of diseases rather than on their causes, interests are shifting to complementary and alternative medicines. The Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center (AMSRC was established in 2005 to elucidate the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture for neurological diseases based on multidisciplinary research supported by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. In the AMSRC, resultant research articles have shown that acupuncture can improve neurological and psychological problems, including Parkinson's disease, pain, and depression, in animal models. Basic research studies suggest its effectiveness in treating various problems such as depression, drug addiction, epilepsy, ischemia, dementia, Parkinson's disease, and pain. We