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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087523/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-usa-changes-over-a-decade-2002-2012
#1
Jia Cui, Shaobai Wang, Jiehui Ren, Jun Zhang, Jun Jing
BACKGROUND: The use of acupuncture has gained popularity in the USA. The number of acupuncture users and licensed acupuncturists increased by 50% and 100%, respectively, between 2002 and 2012, coinciding with increasing acknowledgement of the importance and efficacy of acupuncture over this time period. METHODS: This paper presents new findings from the complementary health approaches section of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (n=33 373 respondents)...
January 13, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082267/use-of-x-rays-to-study-acupuncture-points-of-the-hand-implications-for-education
#2
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Austin Mun Kitt Loke, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28082266/reporting-characteristics-and-risk-of-bias-in-randomised-controlled-trials-of-acupuncture-analgesia-published-in-pubmed-listed-journals
#3
Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xiue Shi, Zehao Chen, Yuanqing Pan, Xusheng Li, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture analgesia has been evaluated by a number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs); however, a systematic summary of reporting quality of RCTs in this specific field is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting characteristics and risk of bias of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia indexed in the PubMed database. METHODS: A PubMed search of RCTs of acupuncture analgesia was conducted through November 2015. The Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool was used to assess the risk of bias of each trial...
January 12, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077367/electroacupuncture-alleviates-the-inflammatory-response-via-effects-on-m1-and-m2-macrophages-after-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Jiagui Zhao, Rongyi Zhang, Likui Wang, Yuanhai Li
BACKGROUND: Macrophages/microglia are important effector cells at the site of spinal cord injury (SCI). M1-type macrophages facilitate innate immunity to remove foreign microbes and wound debris from the injury site. M2-type macrophages exhibit tissue repair properties and attenuate production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Regulation of the polarisation of M1/M2 macrophages may affect the inflammatory response in SCI and may be related to neurotrophin-3 (NT-3). Electroacupuncture (EA) at GV acupuncture points can be used as an adjuvant therapy for SCI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077366/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-or-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Junyoung Jo, Yoon Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHODS: We searched a total of 15 databases through October 2015. The participants were women with PCOS (diagnosed using the Rotterdam criteria) undergoing IVF or ICSI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069562/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-expression-of-agrin-and-acetylcholine-receptor-subtypes-in-rats-with-tibialis-anterior-muscular-atrophy-induced-by-sciatic-nerve-injection-injury
#6
Jianqi Yu, Meng Wang, Junying Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Shengbo Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on mRNA and protein expression of agrin, acetylcholine receptor (AChR)-ε and AChR-γ in a rat model of tibialis anterior muscle atrophy induced by sciatic nerve injection injury, and to examine the underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: Fifty-four adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: healthy control group (CON, n=6); sciatic nerve injury group (SNI, n=24), comprising rats euthanased at 1, 2, 4 and 6 weeks, respectively, after penicillin injection-induced SNI (n=6 each); CON+EA group (n=12), comprising healthy rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA at GB30 and ST36); and SNI+EA group, comprising rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA)...
January 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043941/can-the-sphenopalatine-ganglion-be-reached-by-an-acupuncture-needle
#7
LETTER
Lu Zhang, Dong-Liang Fang, Da-Wei Jiang, Yan Gao, Da-Zhuo Shi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986648/associations-between-maternal-characteristics-and-women-s-responses-to-acupuncture-during-labour-a-secondary-analysis-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#8
Linda Vixner, Erica Schytt, Lena B Mårtensson
BACKGROUND: Patient characteristics are modulators of pain experience after acupuncture treatment for chronic pain. Whether this also applies to labour pain is unknown. AIM: To examine for associations between maternal characteristics and response to acupuncture in terms of labour pain intensity in close proximity to the treatment (within 60 min) and over a longer time period (up to 240 min), and whether or not epidural analgesia is used, before and after adjustment for obstetric status upon admission to the labour ward...
December 16, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965199/exploring-the-physiological-and-physical-effects-of-acupuncture-using-ultrasound
#9
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Sally Hsueh Er Lee, Mohammad Taufik Bin Mohamed Shah, Taige Cao, Shu Li Cui, Shian Chao Tay, Chin Chin Ooi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932569/needle-breakage-in-acupuncture-a-biomechanical-study
#10
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Taige Cao, Yoke Rung Wong, Shian Chao Tay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895007/needling-depth-at-bl52-in-13-cadavers
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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/27913452/bmas-acupuncture-courses
#16
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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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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