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Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436369/cupping-therapy-an-overview-from-a-modern-medicine-perspective
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REVIEW
Tamer Shaban Aboushanab, Saud AlSanad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436370/isoflurane-and-the-analgesic-effect-of-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-in-an-animal-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#2
Lauren Naomi Spezia Adachi, Rafael Vercelino, Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa Leal Scarabelot, Andressa de Souza, Liciane Fernandes Medeiros, Stefania Giotti Cioato, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L S Torres
The present study aimed to determine whether isoflurane interferes with the analgesic effects of acupuncture (Ac) and electroacupuncture (EA), using a neuropathic pain (NP) rat model. In total, 140 male Wistar rats were used; isoflurane-induced nociceptive response was evaluated using the von Frey test, serum calcium-binding protein β (S100β) levels, and nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the left sciatic nerve. The NP model was induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve at 14 days after surgery...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436371/cost-utility-analysis-of-electro-acupuncture-comparing-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
#3
Mahdi Toroski, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedian, Mohammad Hosein Ayati
INTRODUCTION: and Objective: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is among the most common and important reasons for visiting a spine surgeon by patients; it is the second cause of visiting a doctor. Low back pain can cause considerable suffering and is a major financial burden in the society. There are many different methods available for the treatment of CLBP. This study aimed to compare the cost-utility of Electro-acupuncture (EA) and NSAIDs, as two common treatment methods for patients with CLBP...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436375/scalp-acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-motor-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
#4
Colette Widrin
An acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is the result of a traumatic injury to the spinal cord caused by a contusion, compression or severing of the spinal cord. There are approximately 17,000 new cases each year, of which, males account for 80%. Approximately 65% of these injuries cause incomplete, or partial, damage to the spinal cord. Comprehensive treatment is essential to restore maximum function. Surgical procedures, stem cell therapy, pharmaceutical agents and physical therapy are employed to minimize and repair damage done to the nervous system...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436374/kinesio-taping-associated-with-acupuncture-in-the-treatment-of-the-paretic-upper-limb-after-stroke
#5
Moisés Schabarum Dall'Agnol, Fernanda Cechetti
Consider the leading cause of disability in adults, stroke leads to different consequences, like hemiparesis and loss of function in the upper limb which can impair the performance of activities during daily life. Different techniques have been used to soften this process, like Acupuncture and Kinesio Taping (KT). However, there is no consensus on their concomitant effect on neurological patients. This study aimed to analyze the effects of acupuncture associated with KT on the upper limb of patients with chronic hemiparesis after stroke...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436373/electroacupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-calcific-tendonitis-a-pilot-study
#6
Georgios Papadopoulos, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, Antonia Liarmakopoulou, Petros Tzimas P, Georgios Angelidakis, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Anastasios Petrou
Current treatment for calcific tendonitis consists of arm rest, anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections. If unsuccessful, a lot of clinicians suggest several physiotherapy modalities, such as shockwave therapy and electrotherapy. The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture, as a substitute for failed medical treatment in calcific tendonitis. In a pilot study, we prospectively followed ten patients, treated with electroacupuncture for calcific tendonitis, that failed to respond to medical treatment...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436372/the-acupuncture-therapeutic-approach-in-temporal-arteritis-vasculitis-a-case-report
#7
Yılmaz Sezgin
Temporal arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the large and medium-diameter arteries and leads to progressive headache. Symptoms may be accompanied by vision disorder, subfebrile temperature, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss, sweating and joint pains. While cortisone therapy reduces the symptoms, its effects in terms of improving quality of life are limited. We elected to benefit from the effects of acupuncture in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life in a case of temporal arteritis, a chronic disease...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275798/a-curious-oversight-in-acupuncture-research
#8
Fletcher Kovich
Common phenomena central to acupuncture have been overlooked by previous hypotheses on how acupuncture works, with the result that the hypotheses are unable to account for acupuncture's effects. This article describes the main features overlooked and suggests how these might be investigated in future acupuncture research.
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275797/simulation-in-cupping-training-an-innovation-method
#9
Tamer Aboushanab, Saud M AlSanad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275796/antidepressant-effects-of-pharmacopuncture-on-behavior-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-expression-in-chronic-stress-model-of-mice
#10
Yunna Kim, Hwa-Young Lee, Seung-Hun Cho
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to investigate the antidepressant effect of the traditional Korean medical pharmacopuncture, Liver Qi Depression (HJ11), in a mouse model of depression induced by exposure to chronic immobilization stress (CIS). METHODS: Mice were subjected to 2 hours of immobilization stress daily for 14 days. They were also injected with distilled water (DW) (CIS + DW) or HJ11 at the acupoints HT7, SP6, and GV20 (CIS + HJ11) an hour before stress...
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275795/comparison-of-acupuncture-with-ibuprofen-for-pain-management-in-patients-with-symptomatic-irreversible-pulpitis-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
#11
Haneesh Murugesan, Sujatha Venkatappan, Senthil Kumar Renganathan, Srinivasan Narasimhan, Mahalaxmi Sekar
Emergency pain management in symptomatic irreversible pulpitis commonly includes use of nonnarcotic analgesics. Acupuncture has been used in dentistry to alleviate pain after tooth extraction. The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of acupuncture therapy and ibuprofen for pain management in such patients. A total of 157 patients participated in this study and were randomly assigned to three groups, Group I-classical acupuncture with placebo tablet, Group II-sham acupuncture with placebo tablet, and Group III-sham acupuncture with ibuprofen...
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275794/being-adaptive-to-pain-enhances-sham-acupuncture-analgesia-a-crossover-healthy-human-study
#12
Zhen Zheng, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Dong Y Yao, Genevieve Iversen, Charlie C Xue, Kelun Wang
We have reported a model that distinguishes pain adaptive individuals (PA) from those who are pain non-adaptive (PNA). The present randomised, cross-over, participant-assessor blinded study aimed to determine the impact of pain adaptability on individuals' response to real and sham acupuncture. Healthy volunteers (nine PA and 13 PNA) were randomly allocated to receive real and sham acupuncture on the left hand and forearm in two separate acupuncture sessions. Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were measured at bilateral forearms and right leg before, immediately after and 20 minutes after the end of acupuncture...
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275793/analysis-of-evidence-based-autism-symptoms%C3%A2-enhancement-by-acupuncture
#13
REVIEW
Hassan M M Abo Almaali, Ameer Gelewkhan, Zena A A Mahdi
Autism is considered as a complex developmental disability that appears during the first two years of life. It is considered as a neurological disorder that affects brain function leading to impaired development in social interaction and communication skills. Some clinical trials demonstrated that certain acupuncture points play relatively significant role in improving both signs and symptoms of this disease. Owing to limited information available about acupuncture point's combination and protocols, the present study aimed to explore the most frequently used acupuncture points and their channels for children with autism...
December 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078972/comparison-of-point-placement-by-veterinary-professionals-with-different-levels-of-acupuncture-training-in-a-canine-cadaver-model
#14
Toni Yang, Justin Shmalberg, Lindsay Hochman, Erin Miscioscia, Meghan Brumby, Kelsey McKenna, Amber Roth
Veterinary acupuncture is becoming increasingly implemented for various disease processes, with growing numbers of veterinarians pursuing advanced training to meet the rising demand for this relatively new intervention. Accurate acupoint placement remains challenging, with individual practitioners relying on varying methods of point identification, often compounded by the transpositional nature of points for companion animals. The aim of this study was to assess for differences in acupuncture needle placement of select points between veterinary professionals with three different levels of acupuncture training in an academic teaching environment...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078971/acupuncture-effect-on-pain-mouth-opening-limitation-and-on-the-energy-meridians-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Vera Lr Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria Lb Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), recognized as the most common conditions of chronic orofacial pain, have a multifactorial etiology. Acupuncture can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with these conditions, because it can rebalance the energy (Qi) circulating in the meridians. The aim of the study was to verify the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating the pain; mouth opening limitation, and energy circulating in the meridians of patients with TMD of muscular or mixed origin. This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba SP, Brazil...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078970/evaluation-of-acupuncture-in-the-treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gholam Reza Raissi, Bijan Forogh, Tannaz Ahadi, Samaneh Ghahramanpoori, Pouya Ghaboussi, Simin Sajadi
The aim of this study was to examine the additive effect of medical acupuncture on controlling the symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS). A total of 46 randomly allocated patients diagnosed with RLS were assigned to receive either 10 sessions of acupuncture plus gabapentin (300 mg/d), or gabapentin (300 mg/d) alone (23 patients in each group) over 4 weeks in a single-blind study. The symptoms of patients were assessed by the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the International Restless Legs Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLSRS), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) at baseline, just after the therapeutic course and 8 weeks later...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078969/studying-hardness-meter-spring-strength-to-understand-hardness-distribution-on-body-surfaces
#17
Yoshitaka Arima
INTRODUCTION: For developing a hardness multipoint measurement system for understanding hardness distribution on biological body surfaces, we investigated the spring strength of the contact portion main axis of a biological tissue hardness meter (product name: PEK). METHODS: We measured the hardness of three-layered sheets of six types of gel sheets (90 mm × 60 mm × 6 mm) constituting the acupuncture practice pads, with PEK measurements of 1.96 N, 2.94 N, 3...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078968/contact-tools-in-japanese-acupuncture-an-ethnography-of-acupuncture-practitioners-in-japan
#18
Benjamin Cw Chant, Jeanne Madison, Paul Coop, Gudrun Dieberg
This study aimed to identify procedural elements of Japanese acupuncture, describe these elements in detail, and explain them in terms of the key thematic category of treatment principles. Between August 2012 and December 2016, ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Japan. In total, 38 participants were recruited by chain referral and emergent sampling. Data was collected through participant observation, interviews, and by analyzing documents. A total of 22 participants agreed to clinical observation; 221 treatments were observed with 172 patients...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078967/laser-acupuncture-at-gv20-improves-brain-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-animal-model-of-focal-ischemic-stroke
#19
Jinatta Jittiwat
The burden of stroke is high and is continually increasing due to a dramatic growth in the world's elderly population. Novel therapeutic strategies are therefore required. The present study sought to determine the effect of laser acupuncture at GV20 on brain damage, oxidative-status markers in the cerebral cortex, and superoxide dismutase in the mitochondria of an animal model of focal ischemic stroke. Wistar rats, weighing 300-350 g, were divided into the following four groups: (1) control; (2) permanent occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery (Rt...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078966/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-p6-acupoint-to-control-gag-reflex-in-children-a%C3%A2-clinical-trial
#20
Himani Goel, Shivani Mathur, Meera Sandhu, Pulkit Jhingan, Vinod Sachdev
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on PC6 acupuncture point in suppressing gag reflex, regulating pulse rates and oxygen saturation, thereby reducing the anxiety levels. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 40 patients who demonstrated hyperactive gag reflex in the age group of 4-14 years were included in the study. In Group A (20 patients), maxillary impression was recorded. In the second step, PC6 acupuncture point was stimulated with LLLT followed by recording of second maxillary impression...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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