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Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889847/acupuncture-for-symptom-relief-in-palliative-care-study-protocol-and-semistandardized-treatment-schemes
#1
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl
The use of complementary and alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the past years. Well-planned trials are warranted to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging, as both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus, standardized care plans of a randomized controlled trial will have difficulties in producing treatment results that compare to the clinical practice...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889846/acupuncture-for-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report
#2
Yun Jin Kim
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an acquired disease of the neuromuscular junctions characterized by muscular weakness and fatigue, with a prevalence of 50-125 cases per million population in western countries. In men, it usually appears after the age of 60 years, while in women, it usually appears before the age of 40 years. Long-term immunosuppression with corticosteroids is the mainstay treatment for patients with MG; however, the use of corticosteroids is a well-documented risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, which has also been reported in steroid-treated patients with MG...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889845/effect-of-electroacupuncture-rehabilitation-in-transverse-myelitis-a-case-report
#3
Sriloy Mohanty, Rabin Lal Shrestha
A 32-year-old male diagnosed with transverse myelitis in 2013 came to our clinic in 2015 with complaints of paraplegia, sensory disturbances, pain, exertional dyspnea, poor quality of sleep, emotional instability, and depression. This was a recurrent attack that had been exacerbated by post-traumatic stress. Owing to pain and functional disabilities, he was struggling to actively participate in the treatment modalities offered at our center. A modified protocol of electroacupuncture was planned for a period of 21 days, every day, with each session lasting for 30 minutes...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889844/development-of-a-novel-questionnaire-for-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-pattern-diagnosis-of-stress
#4
Shuai Zheng, Christine Kim, Peter Meier, David Sibbritt, Chris Zaslawski
Currently, there is no definitive diagnosis or list of signs and symptoms for "stress" in either modern biomedicine or Chinese medicine (CM). While modern theories on stress relate to the neurological interaction of a stressor or stimuli on the autonomic nervous system, it is generally regarded as subjective in nature and as such each individual will likely present varying somatic or cognitive signs and symptoms. A questionnaire was therefore developed, based on textual research, that incorporated both general as well as gender specific signs and symptom responses to determine the most common CM patterns associated with individuals who report as feeling stressed...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889843/quality-assessment-of-randomized-controlled-trials-of-moxibustion-using-standards-for-reporting-interventions-in-clinical-trials-of-moxibustion-strictom-and-risk-of-bias-rob
#5
REVIEW
So Yun Kim, Eun Jung Lee, Ju Hyun Jeon, Jung Ho Kim, In Chul Jung, Young Il Kim
OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality and completeness of published reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of moxibustion. METHOD: We searched six databases to retrieve eligible RCTs of moxibustion published from 2000 to December 2015. We used the STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Moxibustion (STRICTOM) and Risk of Bias (ROB) tool to assess the completeness of reporting of RCTs of moxibustion and evaluate the reporting quality of included RCTs...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889842/effects-of-acupuncture-on-1-chloro-2-4-dinitrochlorobenzene-induced-allergic-contact-dermatitis-in-mice
#6
Cuicui Chen, Xiaozhu Liu, Yinfeng Li, Huankun Liang, Kangyan Li, Jiali Li, Chengwu Cheng, Xianpan Liu, Shuhai Zhong, Laiqing Li, Yan Wang
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Topical corticosteroids are the first-line therapy for ACD despite their significant adverse effects. Acupuncture has been widely used in the treatment of various skin diseases, but its underlying mechanism remains unrevealed. In this study, we investigated the characteristics of acupuncture treatment based on effectiveness and mechanism. BALB/c mice received 1-chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene (DNCB) application to build AD-like model. Results showed that acupuncture was an effective treatment method in inhibiting inflammatory conditions, serum IgE levels, and expression of proinflammatory cytokine Th2 (IL-4, IL-6), and Th2 (IL-1β, TNF-α) mRNA compared with DNCB treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889841/hwanglyunhaedok-pharmacopuncture-versus-saline-pharmacopuncture-on-chronic-nonbacterial-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
#7
Kee Moon Seong, Geurin Jang, Dong Woong Kim, Sungchul Kim, Bong Keun Song
PURPOSE: Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is known not to have a successful therapy as yet. More recently, acupuncture, some herbal compounds, and trigger point injection have been reported to be beneficial. Pharmacopuncture is an herbal acupuncture having these benefits. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of HP (Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture) versus normal saline injection (Saline Pharmacopuncture, SP) on CP/CPPS. METHODS: A retrospective follow up study of 63 patients who were diagnosed with CP/CPPS was performed...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889840/immediate-effect-of-needling-at-cv-12-zhongwan-acupuncture-point-on-blood-glucose-level-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ranjan Kumar, A Mooventhan, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a major global health problem. Needling at CV-12 has reduced blood glucose level in diabetic rats. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) on blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty T2DM patients were recruited and randomized into either the acupuncture group or 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 placebo point on the right side of the abdomen (1 cun beside the CV-12)...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889839/laser-acupuncture-at-ht7-improves-the-cerebellar-disorders-in-valproic-acid-rat-model-of-autism
#9
Jurairat Khongrum, Jintanaporn Wattanathorn
The novel therapeutic strategy against autism is essential due to the limited therapeutic efficacy. Based on the benefit of laser acupuncture at HT7 acupoint on the neurological disorders related with oxidative stress and inflammation, its benefit on oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and GABAergic/glutamatergic imbalance in cerebellum of autism have been considered. To elucidate this issue, male rat pups were induced autistic-like conditions by valproic acid (VPA) and treated with laser acupuncture at HT7 acupoint once daily between postnatal Day 14 and Day 40...
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889838/reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-electrodermal-conductance-at-acupuncture-points-and-asthma
#10
LETTER
Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889837/electrodermal-conductance-at-acupuncture-points-and-asthma
#11
LETTER
Yiu Ming Wong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712483/corrigendum-to-improvements-in-scrotal-thermoregulation-in-patients-with-varicoceles-treated-by-using-traditional-korean-medicine-two-case-reports-j%C3%A2-acupunct-meridian-stud-9-3-2016-156-160
#12
Junyoung Jo, Hyunho Kim, Ui Min Jerng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712482/ultrasonography-in-acupuncture-uses-in-education-and-research
#13
Mabel Qi He Leow, Shu Li Cui, Mohammad Taufik Bin Mohamed Shah, Taige Cao, Shian Chao Tay, Peter Kay Chai Tay, Chin Chin Ooi
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712481/korean-sa-ahm-acupuncture-for-treating-canine-oral-fibrosarcoma
#14
Keum Hwa Choi, Kristi Flynn
A nine-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever presented with oral fibrosarcoma. Sa-Ahm Traditional Korean acupuncture was provided along with medicinal herb treatment. Based on Sa-Ahm's theory, the constitution of this case was hypoactive Large-Intestine (LI) meridian qi. The acupuncture treatment was focused on reinforcing LI meridian qi along with reinforcing Small-Intestine and Liver meridian qi. The necrosis of the tumor started from 8 months after treatments and was completely necrotized around 1 month after initiation of tumor necrosis...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712480/bee-venom-acupuncture-reduces-interleukin-6-increases-interleukin-10-and-induces-locomotor-recovery-in-a-model-of-spinal-cord-compression
#15
Raquel Nascimento de Souza, Fernanda Kohn Silva, Magda Alves de Medeiros
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) initiate a series of molecular and cellular events in which inflammatory responses can lead to major neurological dysfunctions. The present study aims to investigate whether bee venom (BV) acupuncture applied at acupoints ST36 (Zusanli) and GV3 (Yaoyangquan) could minimize locomotor deficits and the magnitude of neural tissue losses, and change the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines after an SCI by compression. Wistar rats were subjected to an SCI model by compression in which a 2-French Fogarty embolectomy catheter was inflated in the extradural space...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712479/antiplatelet-aggregation-activity-of-walnut-hull-extract-via-suppression-of-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-caspase-activation
#16
Azadeh Meshkini, Masoumeh Tahmasbi
Walnut hull (wal hull) is an agricultural by-product that is widely used in traditional medicine for alleviating pain and treating skin diseases, however, recently it has gained much attention in modern pharmacology due to its antioxidant properties. The current study was aimed to determine the total phenolic, flavonoid, and tannin content of Persian wal hull extract and evaluate its biological effects on platelet function. Experimental data showed that acetone extract of wal hulls has a high content of polyphenolic compounds and antioxidant properties...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712478/comparison-of-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-two-point-acupressure-on-the-severity-of-venipuncture-pain-among-hospitalized-6-12-year-old-children
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Parisa Shahmohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6-12-year-old children. A sample (n = 120) of 6-12-year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupressure, and control groups. For children in the topical anesthesia and the acupressure groups, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream and two-point acupressure were used, respectively, prior to performing venipuncture, whereas children in the control group only received routine prevenipuncture care...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712477/phytochemical-analysis-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation-of-kelussia-odoratissima-mozaff
#18
Amir Abbas Momtazi, Omid Askari-Khorasgani, Elham Abdollahi, Hojjat Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Forough Mortazaeinezhad, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND: Kelussia odoratissima Mozaff. (Apiaceae) is an edible, indigenous, and ethnomedicinal plant that grows only in Iran. Although antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of K. odoratissima have been reported, cytotoxic activity of this plant has not been investigated previously. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the cytotoxicity of K. odoratissima leaf extract against a panel of human cancer cell lines. A secondary aim was to perform a phytochemical analysis of the plant's leaf oil...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712476/comparative-assessment-of-the-heart-s-functioning-by-using-the-akabane-test-and-classical-methods-of-instrumental-examination
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov
Acupuncture physicians have studied the application of reflexotherapy to cardiology. However, no one has investigated the connection of ancient Chinese diagnostic methods with modern tools. A total of 102 patients (54 men and 48 women) with heart pathology, namely, sick-sinus syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, and atrioventricular blockade, were studied using the usual instrumental methods (transesophageal electrophysiological study of the heart, echocardiography), after which they underwent Akabane thermopuncture testing as in traditional Chinese medicine...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712475/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-therapy-on-stress-in-a-large-urban-college-population
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stefanie Schroeder, James Burnis, Antony Denton, Aaron Krasnow, T S Raghu, Kimberly Mathis
This study is a randomized controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of acupuncture on the perception of stress in patients who study or work on a large, urban college campus. The hypothesis was that verum acupuncture would demonstrate a significant positive impact on perceived stress as compared to sham acupuncture. This study included 111 participants with high self-reported stress levels who either studied or worked at a large, urban public university in the southwestern United States. However, only 62 participants completed the study...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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