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Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010837/raptor-acupuncture-for-treating-chronic-degenerative-joint-disease
#1
Keum Hwa Choi, Gail Buhl, Julia Ponder
A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5) based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3). The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010836/acupuncture-in-the-management-of-intraoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
#2
Francisco Gouveia, Carmen Oliveira, Nuno Losa
Intraoperative and postoperative nausea and vomiting (IONV and PONV, respectively) are common complications of anesthesia with significant associated morbidity. Strategies for their prevention and treatment have been organized in pharmacological and nonpharmacological measures. Acupuncture at PC6 has demonstrated efficacy in randomized trials, although evidence regarding its efficacy in treating IONV and PONV has not yet been fully established. We present the case of a patient who underwent peripheral vascular surgery on a limb under a subarachnoid block and who developed IONV refractory to conventional pharmacological therapy...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010835/treatment-of-an-adult-patient-with-atopic-dermatitis-using-traditional-korean-medicine-especially-sa-am-acupuncture
#3
Yong-Cheol Jeon, Hyun-Bae Lee
Atopic dermatitis is known not to respond well to many clinical treatments. In this report, we present the case of an adult woman with atopic dermatitis who was effectively treated by using traditional Korean medicine (TKM). The patient was diagnosed with psoriasis based on lung dryness and heat and heart fire. The patient underwent acupuncture treatment based on the theory of Sa-Am acupuncture. Two meridians, the hand tai-yin meridian and the foot tai-yang meridian, were used to control lung dryness, lung heat, and heart fire...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010834/acupuncture-treatment-of-a-metatarsus-proximal-end-fracture-a-case-report
#4
Yılmaz Sezgin, Sinan Becel, Fatih Akçay
A tuberosity fracture is an avulsion fracture in an area 1.5 cm proximal to the fifth metatarsus. Six to eight weeks of immobilization may be required. A patient with a short leg plaster splint came to our clinic because of pain. The patient had a diagnosis of a fifth metatarsus fracture. Significant edema, fluctuation on the dorsolateral section of the left foot, and red color changes (0.2- to 0.3-cm diameter) on the skin of the anterolateral tibial area of the affected leg were noted. The locations of these skin changes corresponded to the GB34 (Yanglingguan) and the ST37 (Shanqiuxu) acupoints...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010833/effects-of-distilled-cervi-pantotrichum-cornu-and-rehmannia-glutinosa-pharmacopuncture-at-gb21-jianjing-on-heart-rate-variability-a-randomized-and-double-blind-clinical-trial
#5
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Young-Joo Kim, Chang-Hyun Lee, Jong-Uk Kim, Tae-Han Yook
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to use heart rate variability (HRV) to investigate the effects of distilled Cervi Pantotrichum Cornu pharmacopuncture and Rehmannia glutinosa pharmacopuncture on the autonomic nervous system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty healthy male participants were divided into two groups: the participants of the C-group received distilled Cervi Pantotrichum Cornu pharmacopuncture and those of the R-group received Rehmannia glutinosa pharmacopuncture...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010832/effect-of-needling-at-cv-12-zhongwan-on-blood-glucose-levels-in-healthy-volunteers-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#6
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sriloy Mohanty, A Mooventhan, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Acupuncture, a key part of traditional Chinese medicine, is used to relieve symptoms of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of needling CV-12 (Zhongwan) on blood glucose levels in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six individuals were recruited and randomized into either the acupuncture group or the placebo control group. The participants in the acupuncture group were needled at CV-12 (4 cun above the center of the umbilicus), and those in the placebo control group were needled at a nonexisting "sham" point on the right side of the abdomen (1 cun beside the CV-12)-a nonacupuncture point...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010831/technical-challenges-in-current-primo-vascular-system-research-and-potential-solutions
#7
REVIEW
Kyung A Kang, Claudio Maldonado, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Since Bonghan Kim's discovery of the Bonghan system (BHS) in the 1960s, numerous reports have suggested that the system is fundamental for maintaining mammalian life. The BHS is a circulatory system independent of the blood or the lymphatic system, forms an extensive network throughout the entire mammalian body, has been reported to be the acupuncture meridian, stores distinct types of stem cells, and appears to have some roles in cancer metastasis. Despite Kim's first report having been published as early as 1962, research progress has been rather slow mainly because the system is very small and translucent, making it optically difficult to distinguish it from the hemoglobin-rich surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010830/anatomical-features-of-the-interscapular-area-where-wet-cupping-therapy-is-done-and-its-possible-relation-to-acupuncture-meridians
#8
REVIEW
Roshanak Ghods, Nasrin Sayfouri, Mohammad Hossein Ayati
Although wet cupping has been a treatment for centuries, its mechanism of action is not well understood. Because the anatomical features of the wet-cupping area might play a role in its mechanism, we focus on the features of the interscapular area in which a common type of wet-cupping therapy (WCT), called Hijamat-e-Aam in Iranian medicine, is usually applied and discuss the possible relation of those features to the acupuncture meridians. We gathered and analyzed data from reliable textbooks on modern medicine with a focus on the anatomical features of the interscapular area, topics related to WTC in Iranian medicine, and acupuncture sources obtained by searching PubMed, Google-Scholar, and Science Direct...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010829/a-new-document-on-smallpox-vaccination
#9
LETTER
Zahra Tayarani-Najaran, Nilufar Tayarani-Najaran, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Seyed Ahmad Emami
Modern medicine owes much to the invaluable heritage of the practices of past generations and their achievements that have now become medical rules. In the case of vaccination, there is evidence that the nomads of Baluchistan (Southeast Iran) demonstrated natural immunization against cowpox, a practice that was later introduced to the medical community by Edward Jenner. Although the discoveries of scientists cannot be ignored, they are certainly based on the traditional and indigenous experiences that have been transferred from generation to generation until reaching us...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010828/the-use-of-hijama-wet-cupping-in-alternative-and-complementary-medicine-efficacious-or-perilous
#10
LETTER
Syed Mohammad Mazhar Uddin, Aatera Haq, Haris Sheikh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776767/a-case-report-on-the-effect-of-sham-acupuncture
#11
Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Cássia Maria Grillo, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
When nausea, an extremely unpleasant symptom, is experienced during dental treatment, it generates disorders and obstacles for both the patient and the professional, compromising the good quality of dental care. Clinical studies have confirmed the antiemetic action of acupuncture and shown its use for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. In the scientific literature there are several recent studies that address the placebo effect of acupuncture. The aim of this manuscript is to present a case report of a 46-year-old Caucasian male patient, who had severe symptoms of nausea while undergoing dental care...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776766/amblyopia-can-laser-acupuncture-be-an-option
#12
Marzio Vanzini, Michele Gallamini
This paper describes the results of the treatment of amblyopia in young patients using an unconventional laser-acupuncture technique. After obtaining satisfactory results in the treatment of a 14-year-old amblyopic girl, the treatment was applied to 13 amblyopic children aged 3-11 years, with an encouraging outcome. An ultralow-light-intensity laser with a square-wave modulated emission was applied over a sequence of acupuncture points. Each session lasted < 15 minutes, and the treatment was performed once a week in 6-week cycles...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776765/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-therapy-by-verbal-pain-scale-in-patients-with-abdominal-pain-of-familial-mediterranean-fever
#13
Sinan Becel, Yılmaz Sezgin, Fatih Akçay
In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy based on Verbal Pain Scale (VPS) scores in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients admitted to the emergency department with attacks of abdominal pain. This observational study was conducted in Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital between August 2014 and December 2014. Twenty patients admitted to the emergency department with FMF attacks were included in the study. Acupuncture therapy was applied to three points including LI4 (Hegu), ST25 (Tianshu), and Ren12 (Zhongwan)...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776764/comparison-of-the-effects-of-manual-acupuncture-laser-acupuncture-and-electromagnetic-field-stimulation-at-acupuncture-point-bl15-on-heart-rate-variability
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Na Ra Lee, Soo Byeong Kim, Hyun Heo, Yong Heum Lee
The aim of this study was to compare the influences of manual acupuncture, laser acupuncture, and electromagnetic field stimulation on the autonomic nervous system. We monitored the heart rate variability before and after stimulation to check the influence on the autonomic nervous system. The heart rate variabilities at low frequency (LF; 0.04-0.15 Hz) and high frequency (HF; 0.15-0.4 Hz) were analyzed to acquire LF/HF ratio. Xinshu (BL15) was selected as the stimulation point. Methods included manual acupuncture with a 1-cm depth and laser acupuncture at a wavelength of 660 nm and output power of 50 mW...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776763/unilateral-and-immediate-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-xiaohai-si8-and-jianwaishu-si14-of-the-small-intestine-meridian-increases-electromyographic-activity-and-strength-in-the-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-upper-trapezius-muscle
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Leandro L de Souza, Fernanda L B de Araujo, Fernanda A M da Silva, Thaís S Mucciaroni, João E de Araujo
We previously showed that a yin meridian of the upper limb decreased electromyographic activity (root mean square) and muscle strength ipsilateral and contralateral to the side of stimulation. Here, we tested the upper trapezius (UT) muscle response after stimulation of a yang meridian of the upper limb, the small intestine (SI). Thirty-eight healthy volunteers were randomized into the following groups: UT muscle (SI14), distant of the UT muscle (SI8), without stimulation (CG), and sham (R3). An acupuncturist certificated by the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists performed the needle insertion...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776762/soluble-n-ethylmaleimide-sensitive-factor-attachment-receptor-snare-protein-involved-in-the-remission-of-depression-by-acupuncture-in-rats
#16
Ling Fan, Zhao Chen, Wenbin Fu, Nenggui Xu, Jianhua Liu, Aiping Lu, Ziping Li, Shengyong Su, Taixiang Wu, Aihua Ou
This study aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms of acupuncture in the remission of depression. A depressive disorder model was induced by exposing Sprague-Dawley rats to chronic unpredictable stress. The rats were divided into five groups: healthy (blank group) and stressed rats (model group), and stressed rats treated with acupuncture (acupuncture group), riluzole (riluzole group), acupuncture combined with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection (acupuncture+BTX-A group) or riluzole combined with BTX-A injection (riluzole+BTX-A group)...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776761/intraoperative-low-frequency-electroacupuncture-under-general-anesthesia-improves-postoperative-recovery-in-a-randomized-trial
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dennis Grech, Zhifeng Li, Patrick Morcillo, Evelyne Kalyoussef, David D Kim, Alex Bekker, Luis Ulloa
Neuronal stimulation improves physiological responses to infection and trauma, but the clinical potential of this strategy is unknown. We hypothesized that transdermal neural stimulation through low-frequency electroacupuncture might control the immune responses to surgical trauma and expedite the postoperative recovery. However, the efficiency of electroacupuncture is questioned due to the placebo effect. Here, electroacupuncture was performed on anesthetized patients to avoid any placebo. This is a prospective double-blinded pilot trial to determine whether intraoperative electroacupuncture on anesthetized patients improves postoperative recovery...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776760/types-of-control-in-acupuncture-clinical-trials-might-affect-the-conclusion-of-the-trials-a-review-of-acupuncture-on-pain-management
#18
REVIEW
Haiyong Chen, Zhipeng Ning, Wing Lok Lam, Wai-Yee Lam, Ying Ke Zhao, Jerry Wing Fai Yeung, Bacon Fung-Leung Ng, Eric Tat-Chi Ziea, Lixing Lao
Analgesic effects of acupuncture have been extensively studied in various clinical trials. However, the conclusion remains controversial, even among large scale randomized controlled trials. This study aimed to evaluate the association between the conclusion of the trials and the types of control used in those trials via systematic review. Published randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for pain were retrieved from electronic databases (Medline, AMED, Cochrane libraries, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Clinicaltrials...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776759/acupuncture-health-and-well-being
#19
EDITORIAL
Lixing Lao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555227/yoga-for-health-care-in-korea-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Jiae Choi, Ji Hee Jun, Ju Ah Lee, Myeong Soo Lee
This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of yoga therapy using an evidence-based approach and investigates the relationship between yoga and the meridian energies based on all available clinical studies in Korea. Sixteen electronic databases will be searched from the inception of the study until January 2016. All clinical evidences that evaluate any type of yoga and any type of control in individuals with any type of condition will be eligible. The methodological quality will be assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool for randomized clinical trials and the Newcastle-Ottawa scale for nonrandomized studies...
August 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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