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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30002000/effect-of-electroacupuncture-at-st36-on-the-intestinal-mucosal-mechanical-barrier-and-expression-of-occludin-in-a-rat-model-of-sepsis
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Zhirong Zhang, Ying Shi, Danli Cai, Shuifang Jin, Chen Zhu, Yingying Shen, Wen Feng, Ronglin Jiang, Lingcong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 on the intestinal mucosal mechanical barrier and expression of the tight junction (TJ) protein, occludin, in a rat model of sepsis. METHODS: 60 male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups (n=10 rats each): Control, Control+EA, CLP (caecal ligation and puncture), CLP+EA, CLP+Sham-EA, and Sham-CLP. Rats of the CLP, CLP+EA and CLP+Sham-EA groups underwent CLP modeling of sepsis; those in the Sham-CLP underwent sham surgery and those in the Control and Control+EA groups remained unoperated...
July 12, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29986902/effects-of-dry-needling-on-post-stroke-spasticity-motor-function-and-stability-limits-a-randomised-clinical-trial
#2
Zacarías Sánchez-Mila, Jaime Salom-Moreno, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of inclusion of deep dry needling into a treatment session following the Bobath concept on spasticity, motor function and postural control after a stroke. METHODS: 26 patients who had suffered a stroke were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups: Bobath only, or Bobath plus dry needling. Both groups received a session including strengthening, stretching and reconditioning exercises following the principles of the Bobath concept...
July 9, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29986901/warm-needle-acupuncture-in-primary-osteoporosis-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Ding Luo, Yue Liu, Yanan Wu, Rui Ma, Lin Wang, Ronghe Gu, Wenbin Fu
BACKGROUND: Warm needle acupuncture (WNA) is commonly used in primary osteoporosis (OP) management in China. The evidence of its effectiveness needs to be systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the meta-analysis was to evaluate whether using WNA alone or combined with conventional medicine benefits primary OP. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register, Medline, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang and VIP databases were searched from their inception through30 June 2016...
July 9, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29986900/auricular-acupuncture-for-treatment-of-preoperative-anxiety-in-patients-scheduled-for-ambulatory-gynaecological-surgery-a-prospective-controlled-investigation-with-a-non-randomised-arm
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Jakub K Wunsch, Catharina Klausenitz, Henriette Janner, Thomas Hesse, Alexander Mustea, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Astrid Petersmann, Taras I Usichenko
OBJECTIVE: Auricular acupuncture (AA) is a promising alternative treatment for situational anxiety. The aim of this pilot investigation was to test the acceptability and feasibility of AA as a treatment for preoperative anxiety (PA) in preparation for a subsequent randomised controlled trial. METHODS: AA was offered for treatment of PA to female patients who were scheduled for ambulatory gynaecological surgery. In patients who agreed, indwelling fixed needles were applied bilaterally at the points MA-IC1, MA-TF1, MA-SC, MA-AH7 and MA-T the day before surgery...
July 9, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909400/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-bladder-and-bowel-function-in-patients-with-transverse-myelitis-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jiani Wu, Yanjun Cheng, Zongshi Qin, Xiaoxu Liu, Zhishun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily explore the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on bladder and bowel dysfunction in patients with transverse myelitis. METHODS: Sixteen participants were treated with EA at bilateral BL32, BL33, and BL35 once a day, five times a week for the first 4 weeks, and once every other day, three times a week for the following 4 weeks. Patients were then followed up for 6 months. Bladder and bowel function, and the safety of EA, were assessed...
June 16, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907576/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-postpartum-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Shanshan Li, Weiqiang Zhong, Wen Peng, Gaofeng Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). METHODS: The following electronic databases were systematically searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library, SCI, Elsevier SDOL, China National Knowledge, Wan Fang database and Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database. Only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for PPD were considered. Primary outcomes were the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD) or the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) scores and effective rate...
June 15, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903719/electroacupuncture-a-new-approach-to-open-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-rats-recovering-from-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#7
Jiangsong Zhang, Xianming Lin, Hui Zhou, Yuanyuan Chen, Shuangkai Xiao, Junyue Jiao, Yibin Zhao, Zhong Di
OBJECTIVE: To examine for an opening effect on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in intact rats and rats with experimental ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) during the recovery period after various electroacupuncture (EA) treatments with different time courses, and to determine whether there is a time-dependent effect. An additional objective was to determine whether this method could induce the penetration of nerve growth factor (NGF) through the BBB. METHODS: A middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was first established...
June 14, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29798850/examination-of-needle-surface-corrosion-in-electroacupuncture
#8
Claire Shuiqing Zhang, George Shengxi Zhang, Shanqing Xu, Bin Li, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Yi Min Xie
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) is a modern form of acupuncture therapy where stainless steel acupuncture needles are used as percutaneous electrodes to apply electrical stimulation. The concern about electrolytic corrosion of needles during EA has not been conclusively addressed. AIM: To examine whether corrosion of stainless steel acupuncture needles occurs after EA to establish the safety profile of this therapy. METHODS: The study comprised four EA sessions on healthy participants mimicking a common clinical practice, with needle surface examinations conducted immediately after each session...
May 24, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776950/clinical-effects-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-post-stroke-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#9
Xue-Bin Li, Jie Wang, An-Ding Xu, Jian-Min Huang, Lan-Qing Meng, Rui-Ya Huang, Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search in the Pubmed, Embase, CENTRAL, ISI Web of Science, CNKI and Wanfang databases was conducted, and all relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were screened for eligibility by two independent reviewers. The Cochrane Collaboration's tool and Jadad score were used to assess the risk of bias of included studies, and only RCTs scoring ≥3 were included in a meta-analysis...
May 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720379/effectiveness-of-dry-needling-of-rectus-abdominis-trigger-points-for-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrhoea-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial
#10
Alberto Gaubeca-Gilarranz, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, José Raúl Medina-Torres, José M Seoane-Ruiz, Aurelio Company-Palonés, Joshua A Cleland, Jose L Arias-Buría
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) versus placebo needling, relative to an untreated control group, on pain and quality of life in primary dysmenorrhoea. METHODS: In this randomised, single blind, parallel-group trial, 56 females with primary dysmenorrhoea were randomly allocated to TrP-DN (n=19), placebo needling (n=18) or no treatment (n=19). Patients in both groups were asked to undertake a stretching exercise of the rectus abdominis daily...
May 2, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720377/analgesic-effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-st25-and-cv12-in-a-rat-model-of-postinflammatory-irritable-bowel-syndrome-visceral-pain
#11
Xianwei Zhu, Zhibin Liu, Yifei Qin, Wenmin Niu, Qiang Wang, Lu Li, Jing Zhou
BACKGROUND: Treatment with electroacupuncture (EA) at ST25 and CV12 has a significant analgesic effect on postinflammatory irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) visceral pain. Enterochromaffin (EC) cells and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)) are important in the development of visceral hyperalgesia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the analgesic effect and underlying mechanisms of EA at ST25 and CV12 on the treatment of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced PI-IBS visceral hyperalgesia in rats...
May 2, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720378/immediate-effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-mechanosensitivity-of-the-median-nerve-an-exploratory-randomised-trial
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Nuno Morais, Henry Johannes Greten, Maria João Santos, Jorge Pereira Machado
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture appears to reduce the mechanosensitivity of peripheral nerves in animal models; yet, this possibility has not been demonstrated in humans. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this exploratory trial was to evaluate the immediate effects of acupuncture on the mechanosensitivity of the median nerve, measured by the elbow extension range-of-motion (EE-ROM) at pain onset and maximum tolerance during the upper limb neurodynamic test 1 (ULNT1). Additional objectives were to test the effects of two different points in ULNT1 responses and critically appraise pre-/post-intervention changes for conducting future research...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625972/long-term-electroacupuncture-stimulation-prevents-osteoporosis-in-ovariectomised-osteopaenic-rats-through-multiple-signalling-pathways
#13
Xuefeng Zheng, Yan Nie, Chengtao Sun, Guangwen Wu, Qiaoyan Cai, Shu Huang, Yanping Lin
BACKGROUND: The pathogenic mechanisms of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) development are complex and are related to multiple cellular signalling transduction pathways. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at GV4/GV6 versus BL20/BL23 on the bones in ovariectomised (OVX) rats to explore the pathways that mediate the effects of EA on bone. METHODS: Forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to one of four groups (n=10 rats each) that received sham surgery (Sham group), OVX surgery only (OVX group), OVX surgery plus EA at GV4/GV6 (GV group) and OVX surgery plus EA at BL20/BL23 (BL group)...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581138/acupuncture-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#14
Kwan Leung Chia, Rex Pui Kin Lam, Chung Kwun Lam, Sik Hon Tsui
INTRODUCTION: A comprehensive review of both English and Chinese language literature to inform acupuncture practice in emergency department (ED) settings is lacking. Accordingly, we aimed to conduct a systematic review of English and Chinese randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture use in the ED. METHODS: Four English databases (Embase, PubMed, AMED and CENTRAL) and two Chinese databases (CNKI and Wanfang) were systematically searched using the keywords 'acupuncture' and 'emergency department', followed by a bibliographic search of references...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567667/dysfunctional-cognition-regarding-sleep-as-a-mediator-of-outcome-following-acupuncture-for-insomnia
#15
LETTER
Ka Fai Chung, Wing Fai Yeung, Fiona Yan Yee Ho, Ting Kin Ng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567666/powerful-effects-of-placebo-needles
#16
LETTER
Ye-Seul Lee, Younbyoung Chae
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563083/magnitude-and-speed-of-needling-during-lifting-and-thrusting-in-classical-tonification-and-sedation-techniques
#17
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559431/findings-and-methodological-quality-of-systematic-reviews-focusing-on-acupuncture-for-pregnancy-related-acute-conditions
#18
Thaís Romera Bergamo, Carolina de Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Daniela Vianna Pachito, Ana Luiza Cabrera Martimbianco, Rachel Riera
INTRODUCTION: Major concerns regarding the use of medication during pregnancy justify the need for safer interventions. Acupuncture is an emerging alternative for several clinical conditions during this period. The objective of this study is to summarise evidence derived from systematic reviews (SRs) focusing on acupuncture for pregnancy-related acute conditions. METHODS: Review of SRs. A systematic literature search was carried out in several electronic databases, aiming to include all SRs assessing the effects of acupuncture for acute conditions during pregnancy...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502072/electroacupuncture-mitigates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-effects-on-the-pi3k-akt-signalling-pathway-in-high-fat-diet-induced-insulin-resistant-rats
#19
Danchun Lan, Nenggui Xu, Jian Sun, Zhixing Li, Rongzhen Liao, Hongtao Zhang, Xiaoli Liang, Wei Yi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on endothelial dysfunction related to high fat diet (HFD)-induced insulin resistance through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-protein kinase B (Akt) signalling pathway. METHODS: Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a regular diet (Control group, n=8) or a HFD (n=16) for 12 weeks to induce an insulin resistance model. HFD-fed rats were divided into two groups that remained untreated (HFD group, n=8) or received electroacupuncture (HFD+EA group, n=8)...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440045/impact-of-acupuncture-on-antihistamine-use-in-patients-suffering-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-secondary-analysis-of-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Daniela Adam, Linus Grabenhenrich, Miriam Ortiz, Sylvia Binting, Thomas Reinhold, Benno Brinkhaus
BACKGROUND: Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is a common disease that has detrimental effects on the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Approximately 18% of patients try to alleviate their symptoms through acupuncture. The ACUSAR (ACUpuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis) study (ClinicalTrials.gov registration no. NCT00610584) assessed the impact of acupuncture on SAR, showing significant improvements in rhinitis-specific QoL (RQoL) and in rescue medication (RM) use. OBJECTIVE: A secondary analysis of SAR patients' use of antihistamine...
June 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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