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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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LETTER
Kwan Leung Chia, Rainer Viktor Haberberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852563/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-st25-and-bl25-in-a-sennae-induced-rat-model-of-diarrhoea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Xianwei Zhu, Zhibin Liu, Wenmin Niu, Yuan Wang, Aimin Zhang, Hongyan Qu, Jing Zhou, Lu Bai, Yong Yang, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) may have a role in the treatment of diarrhoea symptoms. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and paracrine signalling molecule in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which initiates peristaltic, secretory, vasodilatory, vagal and nociceptive reflexes. In addition, according to the results of our previous report, EA stimulation mediates GI peristalsis by increasing expression of 5-HT and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH). AIM: To investigate the effect of EA at acupuncture points ST25 and BL25 in a rat model of diarrhoea...
November 15, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834684/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-uterine-morphology-and-expression-of-oestrogen-receptors-in-ovariectomised-rats
#3
Shulan Ma, Dongju Li, Yi Feng, Jianwei Jiang, Bo Shen
AIM: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on uterine morphology and expression of oestrogen receptor (ER) α and β in ovariectomised (OVX) rats. METHODS: Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats with regular 4-day oestrus cycles were divided into a sham operation group (Control, n=10) and two OVX groups that remained untreated (OVX group, n=10) or received EA treatment (OVX+EA group, n=10). In the latter group, EA was applied at CV4, CV3, SP6 and bilateral Zigong (30 min per day) for 3 days...
November 10, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834683/contribution-of-adenosine-to-the-increase-in-skeletal-muscle-blood-flow-caused-by-manual-acupuncture-in-rats
#4
Hisashi Shinbara, Satomi Nagaoka, Yasuyuki Izutani, Masamichi Okubo, Keisaku Kimura, Kunio Mizunuma, Eiji Sumiya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Adenosine is believed to play an important role in local acupuncture analgesia. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of adenosine to the increase in skeletal muscle blood flow (MBF) caused by manual acupuncture (MA). METHODS: Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats (310-360 g) were anaesthetised and divided into four equal groups (n=8 each): Saline, Saline+MA, Theophylline, and Theophylline+MA. In the two MA groups, the sparrow-pecking MA technique was applied at 30 repetitions per min for 1 min to a depth of 15-18 mm using a stainless steel acupuncture needle (0...
November 10, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841975/effects-of-electroacupuncture-and-the-retinoid-x-receptor-rxr-signalling-pathway-on-oligodendrocyte-differentiation-in-the-demyelinated-spinal-cord-of-rats
#5
Xiao-Hua Yang, Ying Ding, Wen Li, Rong-Yi Zhang, Jin-Lang Wu, Eng-Ang Ling, Wutian Wu, Yuan-Shan Zeng
OBJECTIVES: In spinal cord demyelination, some oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) remain in the demyelinated region but have a reduced capacity to differentiate into oligodendrocytes. This study investigated whether 'Governor Vessel' (GV) electroacupuncture (EA) would promote the differentiation of endogenous OPCs into oligodendrocytes by activating the retinoid X receptor γ (RXR-γ)-mediated signalling pathway. METHODS: Adult rats were microinjected with ethidium bromide (EB) into the T10 spinal cord to establish a model of spinal cord demyelination...
October 24, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707699/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupuncture-point-stimulation-at-different-frequencies-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#6
Xiangdi Yu, Fangxiang Zhang, Bingning Chen
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture and related techniques are used worldwide to alleviate pain; however, their mechanisms of action are still not fully understood. In the present study, we investigated the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) at different frequencies in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of neuropathic pain in rats. METHODS: CCI was induced by ligating the common sciatic nerve, which produced neuropathic pain. 18 male Sprague-Dawley rats with CCI were randomly divided into three groups (n=6 each) that remained untreated (CCI group) or received TEAS at high frequency (CCI+TEAS-H group) or TEAS at low frequency (CCI+TEAS-L group)...
October 4, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697769/effects-of-myofascial-trigger-point-dry-needling-in-patients-with-sleep-bruxism-and-temporomandibular-disorders-a-prospective-case-series
#7
Paloma María Blasco-Bonora, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of deep dry needling (DN) of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of the masseter and temporalis on pain, pressure pain threshold (PPT), pain-free maximal jaw opening and temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related disability in patients with sleep bruxism (SB) and myofascial TMD. METHODS: Seventeen subjects (11 women, 6 men) aged 39±13 years (range 23-66) diagnosed with SB and myofascial TMD were invited to participate in this prospective case series study...
October 3, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697768/therapeutic-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
#8
Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
BACKGROUND: Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are major pain generators in myofascial pain syndrome. Dry needling (DN) is an effective method for the treatment of MTrPs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the immediate neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with upper trapezius MTrPs. METHODS: This was a prospective, clinical trial study of 20 patients with upper trapezius MTrPs and 20 healthy volunteers (matched for height, weight, body mass index and age), all of whom received one session of DN...
October 3, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658799/factors-affecting-whether-or-not-cancer-patients-consider-using-acupuncture
#9
Byeongsang Oh, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen Clarke, Guy Eslick, Jo River, Michael Back
OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors associated with utilisation of an acupuncture service in a tertiary oncology setting in an Australian public hospital. METHOD: Cancer patients attending oncology clinics at a university teaching hospital were invited to participate in the evaluation of acupuncture services from June 2014 to May 2015. Patients had a prior diagnosis of cancer (albeit at different stages) and were planning to receive, or were already receiving, systemic and/or radiation cancer treatment...
September 22, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628238/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-abnormal-defaecation-and-regulates-corticotrophin-releasing-factor-in-a-rat-model-of-stress
#10
Yuxue Zhao, Changxiang Cui, Xiaochun Yu, Juanjuan Xin, Fengyan Lu, Junhong Gao, Bing Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment on abnormal defaecation in a rat model of chronic heterotypic stress (CHS) and investigate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: 20 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal (n=6), CHS (n=7), and CHS+EA (n=7). Rats in the CHS group and CHS+EA groups received four different types of stressors for 7 days. For rats in the CHS+EA group, EA was applied at ST36 in the bilateral hind legs for 30 min before each stress-loading session...
September 14, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913452/bmas-acupuncture-courses
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913451/treating-primary-dysmenorrhoea-with-acupuncture-a-narrative-review-of-the-relationship-between-acupuncture-dose-and-menstrual-pain-outcomes
#12
Mike Armour, Caroline A Smith
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials have been performed to determine the effectiveness or efficacy of acupuncture in primary dysmenorrhoea. The objective of this review was to explore the relationship between the 'dose' of the acupuncture intervention and menstrual pain outcomes. METHODS: Eight databases were systematically searched for trials examining penetrating body acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea published in English up to September 2015...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913450/in-this-issue
#13
EDITORIAL
David John Carr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841976/acupuncture-for-uterine-fibroids-an-ancient-treatment-and-a-novel-approach
#14
LETTER
Maria Goryaeva, Sophia Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841974/effect-of-acupuncture-dose-on-modulation-of-the-default-mode-network-of-the-brain
#15
Yii-Jeng Lin, Yen-Ying Kung, Wen-Jui Kuo, David M Niddam, Chih-Che Chou, Chou-Ming Cheng, Tzu-Chen Yeh, Jen-Chuen Hsieh, Jen-Hwey Chiu
OBJECTIVE: Recent functional MRI (fMRI) studies show that brain activity, including the default mode network (DMN), can be modulated by acupuncture. Conventional means to enhance the neurophysiological 'dose' of acupuncture, including an increased number of needles and manual needle manipulation, are expected to enhance its physiological effects. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of both methods on brain activity. METHODS: 58 healthy volunteers were randomly assigned into four groups that received single needle acupuncture (SNA, n=15) or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS, n=13) as active controls, or enhanced acupuncture by way of three needle acupuncture (TNA, n=17) or SNA plus manual stimulation (SNA+MS, n=13)...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834685/antagonism-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-attenuates-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-electroacupuncture-in-a-rodent-model-of-migraine
#16
Hui Zhang, Shengdong He, Youping Hu, Hui Zheng
BACKGROUND: The anti-nociceptive effects of electroacupuncture (EA) in migraine have been documented in multiple randomised controlled trials. Neurogenic inflammation plays a key role in migraine attacks, and the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture have been associated with the type 1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether CB1 receptors mediate the anti-inflammatory effects of EA on migraine attacks. METHODS: A migraine model was produced in Sprague-Dawley rats by unilateral electrical stimulation of the trigeminal ganglion (TGES)...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810858/quantifying-needle-motion-during-acupuncture-implications-for-education-and-future-research
#17
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Shu Li Cui, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664285/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-induces-rapid-tolerance-to-bupivacaine-cardiotoxicity-in-rats
#18
Jun-Long Gao, Yu-Lan Li, Xiu-Mei Wang, Qian-Long Zhao, Hai-Jun Zhang, Fang-Fang Han, Xia-Xia Li, Dong-Hang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that electroacupuncture (EA) protects against arrhythmia and myocardial injury induced by myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion. However, to our knowledge, it remains unknown whether EA could alleviate bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity. Therefore, we aimed to explore the effect of EA pretreatment on bupivacaine-induced cardiac arrest and outcomes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats. METHODS: 24 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: EA (n=12), and minimal acupuncture (MA) (n=12)...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390254/acupuncture-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-a-prospective-case-series
#19
Zhu Liang, Chenbin Tian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture at Erjian on chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Nine patients with chronic CSC were recruited and each patient received 12 sessions of acupuncture treatment. Subjective symptom measures included complications, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), fluorescein leakage (via fluorescein fundus angiography), and central subfield foveal subretinal fluid (on optical coherence tomography (OCT)) at 3 months...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27371532/integrating-acupuncture-into-primary-health-care-the-experience-of-an-educational-model-implemented-within-the-brazilian-unified-health-system-in-florian%C3%A3-polis
#20
Ari Ojeda Ocampo Moré, Charles Dalcanale Tesser, Li Shih Min
OBJECTIVE: Primary health care (PHC) is the main entry point and the first level of contact for individuals, families and communities within the Brazilian public health system. Considering that few studies have investigated the use of acupuncture in PHC, this article presents our experience in the city of Florianópolis when integrating acupuncture into PHC using an educational programme developed to teach acupuncture to primary care physicians (PCPs). METHODS: The course programme was designed using the WHO standards for acupuncture training and discussed at three consensus meetings...
December 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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