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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127079/effect-of-acupuncture-and-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-subacute-stroke-outcomes-a-single-centre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jianqiao Fang, Crystal Lynn Keeler, Lifang Chen, Ruijie Ma, Chao Wang, Shouyu Xu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether integrative medicine, combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with conventional rehabilitation during subacute stroke, is an effective comprehensive rehabilitation strategy for daily life activities, neurological deficits, motor dysfunction, cognitive impairment and depression. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial: patients were randomly assigned to a conventional rehabilitation (CR) group or an integrative medicine rehabilitation (IMR) group with CR plus acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine...
November 10, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117967/updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-knee-pain
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Qinhong Zhang, Jinhuan Yue, Brenda Golianu, Zhongren Sun, Ying Lu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic knee pain (CKP). METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTERAL, CINAHL and four Chinese medical databases from their inception to June 2017. We included randomised controlled trials of acupuncture as the sole treatment or as an adjunctive treatment for CKP. The primary outcome was pain intensity measured by visual analogue scale (VAS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale and 11-point numeric rating scale...
November 8, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113981/acupressure-for-respiratory-allergic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#3
Yaqun Liang, George Binh Lenon, Angela Wei Hong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects and safety of acupressure for the management of respiratory allergic diseases by systematically reviewing randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 13 electronic English and Chinese databases were searched until July 2017. Two authors extracted data and evaluated risk of bias independently. Review Manager V.5.3 was employed for data analysis. RESULTS: The literature search identified 186 papers, of which only four of met the inclusion criteria: two for allergic rhinitis (AR) and two for asthma...
November 7, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109130/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-bl33-on-detrusor-smooth-muscle-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-urinary-retention
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Xiaoxu Liu, Kun Liu, Mujun Zhi, Qian Mo, Xinyan Gao, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Detrusor smooth muscle (DSM) underactivity may lead to urinary retention (UR). Electroacupuncture (EA) at BL33 may be effective in improving DSM contractions. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate: (1) the effect of EA at BL33; and (2) the effect of different manipulation methods at BL33 on the modulation of DSM contractions in UR rats. METHODS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were anaesthetised with urethane and modelled by urethral outlet obstruction...
November 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109129/histopathological-nature-of-myofascial-trigger-points-at-different-stages-of-recovery-from-injury-in-a-rat-model
#5
Hui Zhang, Jiao-Jiao Lü, Qiang-Min Huang, Lin Liu, Qing-Guang Liu, Opoku-Antwi Eric
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the histopathological nature of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) or spots (MTrSs) at different stages of recovery from injury in arat model. METHODS: Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups: a control group (CG) and experimental group (EG). The CG was further randomly subdivided into CG1 and CG2 subgroups. The CG2 was used for palpating the taut band and CG1 as a blank. EG was subdivided into three groups according to recovery times: 4 weeks (4W), 8 weeks (8W) and 12 weeks (12W); these groups consisted of eight rats each...
November 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102966/effects-of-scalp-electroacupuncture-on-the-pi3k-akt-signalling-pathway-and-apoptosis-of-hippocampal-neurons-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-palsy
#6
Hanhong Zhang, Jing Gao, Mengmeng Wang, Xuefeng Yu, Xiuhua Lv, Huan Deng, Xiangwei Fan, Kaiyun Chen
Background Substantial evidence from clinical reports has established that most cerebral palsy (CP) patients benefit from a comprehensive rehabilitation exercise training programme. Such advances are enhanced when scalp electroacupuncture (EA), applied at a location corresponding to the projection of the motor area, is combined with rehabilitation exercise training. However, little information exists regarding the mechanistic basis for these effects.Objective To examine whether EA stimulation within the scalp projection location of the motor area can inhibit apoptosis of hippocampal neurons by regulating the PI3k/Akt signalling pathway in a rat model of CP...
November 4, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102965/electroacupuncture-in-rats-infected-with-strongyloides-venezuelensis-effects-on-gastrointestinal-transit-and-parasitological-measurements
#7
Luana Dos Anjos-Ramos, Loyane Almeida Gama, Andrieli Taise Hauschildt, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Luciana Aparecida Corá, Madileine Francely Américo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 and CV12 on gastrointestinal transit and parasitological measurements during Strongyloides venezuelensis infection in rats. DESIGN: Rats were infected with S. venezuelensis and allocated to one of three groups that were infected and remaineduntreated (SV group, n=8), infected and treated with EA at CV12 (SV+CV12 group, n=8) or infected and treated with EA at ST36 (SV+ST36 group, n=8). EA was performed every 3 days over a 21-day period, at 4 mA intensity and 15 Hz frequency for 20 min...
November 4, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092817/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-subchondral-bone-deterioration-and-inhibits-cartilage-degeneration-in-ovariectomised-rats
#8
Jun Zhou, Peirui Zhong, Ying Liao, Jing Liu, Yuan Liao, Haitao Xie, Neng Li, Xinhong Li, Guanghua Sun, Yahua Zeng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on subchondral bone mass and cartilage degeneration in an experimental animal model of osteoarthritis (OA) induced by ovariectomy (OVX). METHODS: Ninety 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the following three groups (n = 30 each): sham operation without treatment (control group); OVX without treatment (OVX group);, and ovariectomy with EA treatment (EA group). Rats in the EA group received EA treatment from the day of OVX...
November 1, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074473/is-laser-acupuncture-an-effective-complementary-therapy-for-obesity-management-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials
#9
Nazli Namazi, Kajal Khodamoradi, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad Hossein Ayati
BACKGROUND: Complementary therapies may increase the success rate of weight loss via a calorie-restricted diet. Acupuncture is a popular complementary therapy for obesity management. To our knowledge, no studies have summarised the effects of laser acupuncture (LA) on obesity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of LA, in particular with respect to its impact on anthropometric features and appetite in obese adults, by conducting a systematic review of previous clinical trials...
October 26, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698243/influence-of-de-qi-on-the-immediate-analgesic-effect-of-sp6-acupuncture-in-patients-with-primary-dysmenorrhoea-and-cold-and-dampness-stagnation-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Min-Yi Zhao, Peng Zhang, Jing Li, Lin-Peng Wang, Wei Zhou, Yan-Xia Wang, Yan-Fen She, Liang-Xiao Ma, Pei Wang, Ni-Juan Hu, Chi Lin, Shang-Qin Hu, Gui-Wen Wu, Ya-Feng Wang, Jun-Jun Sun, Si-Zhu Jiang, Jiang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this multicentre randomised controlled trial was to investigate the contribution of de qi to the immediate analgesic effect of acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and the specific traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis cold and dampness stagnation. METHOD: Eighty-eight patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation were randomly assigned to de qi (n=43) or no de qi (n=45) groups and underwent 30 min of SP6 acupuncture...
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634200/is-it-possible-to-use-acupressure-to-reduce-adverse-effects-related-to-radiotherapy
#11
LETTER
Yasemin Benderli Cihan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630049/comparison-of-electroacupuncture-and-medical-treatment-for-functional-constipation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Sheng-Li Zhou, Xiu-Lai Zhang, Jing-Hua Wang
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) relative to conventional medication in functional constipation (FC). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: To be included, studies needed to: (1) have been randomised controlled trials; (2) have recruited adult patients diagnosed with FC according to the Rome II/III criteria or the American Gastroenterological Association guideline for chronic FC; and (3) have randomised patients to be treated with EA or anti-constipation medication...
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624770/the-dilemma-of-placebo-needles-in-acupuncture-research
#13
LETTER
Younbyoung Chae
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456756/what-is-lost-in-the-acupuncture-trial-when-using-a-sham-intervention
#14
LETTER
Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang, Myeong Soo Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844063/perceived-benefits-of-utilising-acupuncture-by-reason-for-use-among-us-adults
#15
LETTER
Taeho Greg Rhee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 26, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844062/motion-video-based-quantitative-analysis-of-the-lifting-thrusting-method-a-comparison-between-teachers-and-students-of-acupuncture
#16
Wen-Chao Tang, Hua-Yuan Yang, Tang-Yi Liu, Ming Gao, Gang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare objective measures of needle manipulation between students and teachers of acupuncture using motion video analysis technology, to help support instructional acupuncture education. METHODS: A total of 30 teachers and 60 students participated in this study. Acupuncture needles were inserted at LI11 and motion videos were recorded for three subtypes of 'lifting-thrusting' manipulation: (1) 'mild reinforcing-attenuating'; (2) 'reinforcing'; and (3) 'attenuating'...
August 26, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835361/blinding-indices-and-blinding-scenarios-of-practitioners-and-patients-with-acupuncture-needles-for-double-blinding
#17
LETTER
Nobuari Takakura, Miho Takayama, Masako Nishiwaki, Hiroyoshi Yajima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 23, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793984/effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-urinary-metabolome-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#18
Ying Wang, Yang Li, Liang Zhou, Lin Guo
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of action underlying the putative effects of acupuncture in essential hypertension remains unknown but neuronal mechanisms have been explored most extensively to date. We aimed to explore the effects of manual acupuncture (MA) with manual stimulation on blood pressure (BP) and urine metabolites in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) model of hypertension. METHODS: After adaptive feeding (with a standard laboratory diet and distilled water) for 1 week, five normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats with normal BP formed the control group...
August 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765118/effects-of-electroacupuncture-to-the-trigeminal-nerve-area-on-the-autonomic-nervous-system-and-cerebral-blood-flow-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
#19
Hideaki Waki, Takuya Suzuki, Yuki Tanaka, Hideaki Tamai, Yoichi Minakawa, Shogo Miyazaki, Naruto Yoshida, Kazuo Uebaba, Kenji Imai, Tatsuya Hisajima
BACKGROUND: The autonomic nervous system and trigeminal nerve are involved in adjusting flow through diverging cerebral arteries in the prefrontal cortex. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of 100 Hz electroacupuncture (EA) to the trigeminal nerve area on cerebral blood flow and autonomic nervous system function. METHOD: This was a randomised crossover study of 16 healthy volunteers who were assigned to an EA or control group. Stimulation (in the EA group) was performed five times, each after 1 min of rest...
August 1, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624773/measuring-the-effects-of-acupuncture-on-muscle-stiffness-with-shear-wave-elastography
#20
LETTER
Mabel Qi He Leow, Shu Li Cui, Taige Cao, Shian Chao Tay, Chin Chin Ooi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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