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Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research

Alan Lichtbroun
The past few years have seen extensive interest in treatment of various diseases with adult stem cells (ASC). This paper will not discuss umbilical cord or adipose tissue derived stem cells, but rather peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). We will demonstrate that one of the natural roles of stem cells is to participate in tissue repair both due to injury or degenerative disease. We will review the mechanisms involved with stem cell release and activation and present two new natural triggers for this release and possible differentiation...
January 2017: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Carlos Acosta-Olivo, Ana Siller-Adame, Yadira Tamez-Mata, Felix Vilchez-Cavazos, Victor Peña-Martinez, Carlos Acosta-Olivo
The objective of this study was to determine whether application of laser beam on acupuncture points has a positive effect on the rehabilitation of patients with a diagnosis of distal radius fracture (1.5 inches proximal to distal articular surface of the radius) when applied with active conventional physical therapy exercises. Patients with a distal radius fracture treated with closed reduction, percutaneous pinning, and a short cast for six weeks was included and were assigned to one of two study groups. The control group was given simulated laser acupuncture with the laser off, while the experimental group received laser beam on acupuncture points...
January 2017: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Cayir Yasemin, Set Turan, Zahide Kosan
It was aimed to observe the efficacy of body acupuncture and auricular acupuncture for the management of obesity. Fifty female obese patients were randomized into 2 groups; a Body Acupuncture Group (GBA; n=25) and an Auricular Acupuncture Group (GAA; n=25). All patients were followed up for 12 weeks. Their anthropometric measurements (body weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, waist circumference and hip circumference) were recorded for analysis in every 15 days. Patients were compared in terms of anthropometric measurements...
January 2017: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yoshiaki Omura, Dominic Lu, Marilyn K Jones, Abdallah Nihrane, Harsha Duvvi, Dario Yapor, Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, Motomu Ohki
During the past 10 years, the author had found that the optimal dose of Vitamin D3 400 I.U. has safe & effective anticancer effects, while commonly used 2000-5000 I.U. of Vit. D3 often creates a 2-3 time increase in cancer markers. We examined the concentration of Taurine in normal internal organs and in cancer using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test. We found that Taurine levels in normal tissue are 4-6ng. But, the amount of Taurine of average normal value of 5.0-5.25ng was strikingly reduced to 0.0025-0.0028ng in this study of several examples in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, prostate, and lung, as well as breast cancer...
2016: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Betül Battaloğlu Inanç
Skin is the biggest and most important organ of us. It has a large surface area and it is easily accessible. While we touch skin, piezoelectric stimulation starts, fundamental property of biological tissues, pressure electrification. And after this stimulation, ferroelectric and pyroelectric effects occur. While we insert the acupuncture needle into skin, we have created a conscious trauma and damage. After this, inflammatory phase, proliferation and tissue formation phase and tissue remodeling phase start...
2016: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov
In order to assess patterns of heat sensitivity thresholds in patients with diabetes mellitus, the Akabane test was carried out on patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) (250 men and 309 women) and patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) (158 men and 227 women). For comparison, a group of healthy subjects made up of 116 men and 277 women was also used. As soon as we revealed the influence of factors of pathology with a high significance level and gender and the interaction "gender*pathology", all the results are described separately for groups of men and women and for groups with IDDM and NIDDM...
2016: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Oswaldo Juarez Becerril, Hermelinda Salgado Ceballos, Candy Anguiano Solis, Belen Alvarado Sanchez, Monica Elba Lopez Hernandez, Araceli Diaz Ruiz, Sergio Torres Castillo
In the present study, the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the oxidative stress, the spinal cord tissue preservation and the recovery of motor function was evaluated after a traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). Long Evans rats were randomized into five groups: 1. Sham; 2. TSCI without treatment; 3. TSCI + EA (acupoint GV.4); 4. TSCI + EA (acupoint GV.26) and 5.TSCI + EA (GV.4 + GV.26). The EA was performed with an Electro-Acupunctoscope, AWQ-104L Digital, wave dense-dispersed, current intensity 2.5mA and frequency 2-100Hz for 30 minutes...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Ying Wang, Xiao-Lu Zhang, Wei Wang, Di Li, Jian-Yu Dai, Chun-Ri Li, Ji-Quan Li, Yi-Guo Chen, Pei-Jing Rong
This study is aim to investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture at PC6 (Neiguan-point) on the gene and protein expressions of classical inward-rectifier potassium channels (Kir) in myocardial ischemia (MI) rats induced by isoproterenol (ISO). With ten for each one, 50 rats were divided into 5 groups which were control group, MI group, PC6 group, LU7 (Lieque-point) group and non-acupoint group. The control group was injected normal saline solution (85 mg/kg), the other groups were injected ISO (85 mg/kg)...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yoshiaki Omura, Dominic Lu, Marilyn K Jones, Abdallah Nihrane, Harsha Duvvi, Dario Yapor, Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, Motomu Ohki
Lyme disease is found in a majority of people we tested. Once Borrelia Burgdorferi (B.B.) spirochete enters human body, it not only causes pain by infecting joints, but it also often enters the brain and the heart. Infection of brain can be quickly detected from the pupil and infection of the heart by ECGs non-invasively. By evaluating recorded ECGs of atrial fibrillation (AF), using U.S. patented non-invasive highly sensitive electromagnetic field (EMF) resonance phenomenon between 2 identical molecules or between a molecule and its antibody, we examined 25 different AF patients' ECGs and found the majority of them suffer from various degrees of B...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Saliha Karatay, Hulya Uzkeser
Although various drugs have been used in the treatment of systemic sclerosis, a disease-modifying drug that can be a gold standard is yet to be defined. The effects of acupuncture treatment used in inflammatory diseases on systemic sclerosis patients are not clearly known. This report presents the successful outcome of acupuncture treatment applied to two female systemic sclerosis patients who had suffered from the disease for seven years (aged 54 years) and 30 years (aged 65 years), despite the use of various drugs...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Betül Battaloğlu Inanç
Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles through the skin at specific points on the body to achieve therapeutic effects and is an ancient Chinese art of healing. Using ancient scientific principles, acupuncture treats illnesses by bringing a person's body into harmony and regulating the balance of Yin and Yang. Balancing Yin and Yang is one basic principle of Chinese medicine, and balancing methods for combination of meridians and acupoints have been described throughout the history of Chinese medicine...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yoshiaki Omura, Dominic Lu, Marilyn K Jones, Ahdallah Nihrane, Harsha Duvvi, Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, Motomu Ohki
A brief historical background on Autism & some of the important symptoms associated with Autism are summarized. Using strong Electro Magnetic Field Resonance Phenomenon between 2 identical molecules with identical weight (which received U.S. Patent) non-invasively & rapidly we can detect various molecules including neurotransmitters, bacteria, virus, fungus, metals & abnormal molecules. Simple non- invasive measurement of various molecules through pupils & head of diagnosed or suspected Autism patients indicated that in Autism patients following changes were often found: 1) Acetylcholine is markedly reduced; 2) Alzheimer's disease markers (i...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yoshiaki Omura, Abdallah Nihrane, Dominic Lu, Marilyn K Jones, Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, Motomu Ohki
Frequently, we cannot find any significant visible changes when somebody lies, but we found there are significant invisible changes appearing in specific areas of the face when somebody lies and their location often depends on whether the lie is serious with or without physical violence involvement. These abnormalities were detected non-invasively at areas: 1) lobules and c) a small round area of each upper lateral side of forehead; 2) the skin between the base of the 2 orifices of the nose and the upper end of upper lip and 3) Alae of both sides of nose...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Xin Cao, Shengfeng Lu, Hiroshi Ohara, Yuji Nakamura, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Bingmei Zhu, Bin Xu, Atsushi Sugiyama
Regarding the effects of electro-acupuncture for severe hypertension, we assessed its acute cardiovascular consequences with 4 subjects of the chronic atrioventricular block dogs having severe hypertension and chronic heart failure. The electro-acupuncture consisting of 2 mA at 2 Hz frequency was carried out for 30 min at Renying (ST-9) and Taichong (LR-3) every other day. Seven sessions were performed within 2 weeks. In the 1st and 7th sessions, the animals were anesthetized with pentobarbital to analyze the effects of the electro-acupuncture on cardiovascular variables...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Sheng-Xing Ma, Emeran Mayer, Paul Lee, Xi-yan Li, Ellen Z Gao
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to consecutively capture and quantify nitric oxide (NO) and cGMP, the second messenger of NO, over the skin surface of acupuncture points (acupoints), meridian line without acupoint, and non-meridian control regions of the Pericardium meridian (PC) in humans, and investigate their response to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) . DESIGN, SETTING, AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adhesive biocapture tubes were attached to the skin surface along PC regions and injected with 2-Phenyl-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-3-oxide-1-oxyl solution, an NO-scavenging compound, contacting the skin surface for 20 minutes each during 4 consecutive biocapture intervals...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yemeng Chen, Yan Zhao, Xiaolin Xue, Hui Li, Xiuyan Wu, Qunce Zhang, Xin Zheng, Tianfang Wang
As one component of the Chinese medicine meridian system, the meridian sinew (Jingjin, (see text), tendino-musculo) is specially described as being for acupuncture treatment of the musculoskeletal system because of its dynamic attributes and tender point correlations. In recent decades, the therapeutic importance of the sinew meridian has become revalued in clinical application. Based on this theory, the authors have established therapeutic strategies of acupuncture treatment in Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) by categorizing four types of neck symptom presentations...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Dominic P Lu, Ping-Shi Wu
Common practice of establishing occlusal vertical dimension by adopting traditional method for patients with long-term pathological conditions has left the results much less than desired, since the degree of pathological condition for each patient varies from one patient to another, and traditional methods to determine vertical dimension are mostly intended for normal patients. Ideally, the occlusal vertical dimension should be dictated by, and conformed to patient's comfort range for the physiological accommodation to each patient's condition...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yoshiaki Omura, Dominic Lu, Brian O'Young, Marilyn Jones, Abdallah Nihrane, Harsha Duvvi, Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, Motomu Ohki
There are many methods of detecting cancers including detection of cancer markers by blood test, (which is invasive, time consuming and relatively expensive), detection of cancers by non-invasive methods such as X-Ray, CT scan, and MRI & PET Scan (which are non-invasive and quick but very expensive). Our research was performed to develop new non-invasive, safe, quick economical method of detecting cancers and the 1st author already developed for clinically important non-invasive new methods including early stage of present method using his method of localizing accurate organ representation areas of face, eyebrows, upper lip, lower lip, surface and dorsal part of the tongue, surface backs, and palm side of the hands...
2015: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Yasemin Gündüztepe, Setenay Mit, Ersel Geçioglu, Neslihan Gurbuz, Osman Salkaci, Cinar Severcan, Cemal Cevik
The purpose of this study is to contribute to efforts to understand the pathophysiology of migraine and create an alternative perspective for prophylaxis and treatment of migraine attacks. Acupuncture treatment was applied to the 22 volunteer migraine patients. The acupuncture treatment consists of 5 sessions with 2 sessions per week. Blood samples have been collected before performing acupuncture, after the 1st session and after the 5th session of the acupuncture. And for the control group blood samples were collected only once...
2014: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Ying Wang, Wei Wang, Di Li, Jiquan Li, Jianyu Dai, Yufu Liu, Chunri Li, Xiaolu Zhang, Peijing Rong, Yiguo Chen
This study explored the mechanism of electro-acupuncture (EA) at PC6 to improve the heart function by regulating the cardiac transient outward potassium current (= Ito) channel in myocardial ischemia (MI). Kv1.4 is the main component of the slow Ito (Ito.s) channel. Kv4.2 and Kv4.3 are the main components of the fast Ito (Ito.f) channel. KChIP2 is a compound protein of Ito channel. In this experiment, MI was induced by injecting isoproterenol in rats, and the gene and protein expressions of Kv1.4, Kv4.2, Kv4...
2014: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
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