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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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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
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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
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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/29720378/immediate-effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-mechanosensitivity-of-the-median-nerve-an-exploratory-randomised-trial
#3
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...
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
#4
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/29674493/effect-of-electroacupuncture-stimulation-on-long-term-recovery-following-achilles-tendon-rupture-in-a-rat-model
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Miwa Imaeda, Tatsuya Hojo, Hiroshi Kitakoji, Kazuto Tanaka, Megumi Itoi, Motohiro Inoue
AIMS: In this study we examined the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation on the mechanical strength of the rat Achilles tendon after long-term recovery. METHODS: Using 20 rats, an Achilles tendon rupture model was created in an invasive manner. The rats were assigned to one of three groups, that received EA treatment (EA group), minimal acupuncture (MA group) or remained untreated (Control group). In the EA group, EA stimulation (5 ms, 50 Hz, 20 µA, 20 min) was applied to the rupture region over a period of 90 days (five times/week)...
April 19, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669795/electroacupuncture-reduces-hypothalamic-and-medullary-expression-of-orexins-and-their-receptors-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#6
Xin-Fang Zhang, Qin Qin, Wen-Ye Geng, Chuan-Wei Jiang, Yong Liu, Xiao-Li Liu, Jing Li, Zi-Bing Liu
OBJECTIVES: Decreased lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is correlated with abnormal excitability of the respiratory centre where orexin neuropeptides from the hypothalamus are responsible for regulating respiration. We hypothesised that improvements in pulmonary function with electroacupuncture (EA) may be related to orexins in a rat model of COPD. METHODS: The COPD model was established by cigarette smoke exposure and lipopolysaccharide injection...
April 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669794/systematic-review-of-acupuncture-placebo-devices-with-a-focus-on-the-credibility-of-blinding-of-healthy-participants-and-or-acupuncturists
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George Shengxi Zhang, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Hsiewe Ying Tan, Yanyi Wang, Cliff DaCosta, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue, Yi Min Xie
BACKGROUND: An ideal placebo design in clinical research should resemble the intervention under investigation to facilitate blinding, yet remain clinically inert. With regard to physical interventions such as acupuncture, a true placebo device has not been developed and validated. Since 1998, researchers have designed several placebo acupuncture devices (PADs). The three most widely used PADs are the Streitberger, the Park and the Takakura device. AIM: This review focuses on evaluating studies of these devices, in the context of credibility of blinding (COB), assessment of penetrating pain or sensation, and de qi sensation...
April 18, 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
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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)...
April 6, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625971/is-acupuncture-in-medicine-a-fake-medical-journal
#9
LETTER
Adrian White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581139/regulation-of-the-il-33-st2-pathway-contributes-to-the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-acupuncture-in-the-ovalbumin-induced-murine-asthma-model
#10
Ming Dong, Cheng Ma, Wen-Qian Wang, Juan Chen, Ying Wei
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease which has three main pathological features: airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR), airway remodelling, and chronic inflammation. Acupuncture is known to be an effective integrative medical therapy that has been used in the treatment of several chronic diseases, including bronchial asthma. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on inflammation and regulation of the IL-33/ST2 pathway in a mouse model of asthma...
March 26, 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
#11
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...
March 26, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581137/treatment-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-with-acupuncture
#12
LETTER
Haolin Zhang, Dong Li, Rong Li, Zejun Huo, Jie Qiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 26, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581136/arterial-injury-at-li4
#13
LETTER
Mike Cummings, Magdalena Klonowska, Sónia Horta Ferreira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 26, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567668/muscular-diagnostics-and-the-feasibility-of-microsystem-acupuncture-as-a-potential-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-painful-temporomandibular-disorders-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
Irmgard Simma, Leopold Simma, Johannes Fleckenstein
AIMS: To investigate the effect of microsystem acupuncture on painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 887 treatments in 407 TMD-patients (mean age 45±1.5 years), who received microsystem acupuncture (mouth, scalp or fingers) with a focus on oral acupuncture. All patients systematically underwent palpation of specific muscular tender points and their pain rating was assessed on a four-point Likert scale (no pain to strong pain) before and after treatment...
March 22, 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.
March 22, 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.
March 22, 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.
March 21, 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...
March 20, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559430/acupuncture-to-improve-fertility-in-chinese-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-what-was-lost
#19
LETTER
Seung Min Kathy Lee, Junyoung Jo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550760/effect-of-acupuncture-on-the-tlr2-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Shu-Jun Lin, Lu-Xi Cao, Shao-Bing Cheng, Qiu-Fu Dai, Ji-Huan Lin, Liu Pu, Wei-Hao Chen, Yu-Juan Zhang, Shu-Lian Chen, Yi-Min Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of acupuncture on the TLR2/4-NF-κB signalling pathway in the cortex of Sprague-Dawley rats following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and investigate the possible mechanism underlying the effects of acupuncture on scar repair. METHODS: TBI was established using Feeney's free-falling epidural percussion model. In total, 108 rats were randomly divided into a normal group (n=18), untreated TBI model group (TBI group, n=36) and manual acupuncture-treated TBI group (TBI+MA, n=36)...
March 17, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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