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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682150/positive-effect-of-acupuncture-and-cupping-in-infertility-treatment
#1
Jun-Xiang Wang, Yang Yang, Yue Song, Liang-Xiao Ma
Background: Infertility is clinically defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Organic disorders and lifestyle factors are highly associated with infertility. Generally, acupuncture and its related methods can be applied for treating infertility, according to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Successful cases of acupuncture-treated infertility without concomitant use of any medication are rare. This article presents a case of an infertile woman having a favorable response to acupuncture treatment...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682149/evaluation-of-autonomic-nervous-system-function-using-heart-rate-variability-analysis-during-transient-heart-rate-reduction-caused-by-acupuncture
#2
Chikako Uchida, Hideaki Waki, Yoichi Minakawa, Hideaki Tamai, Tatsuya Hisajima, Kenji Imai
Objective: Human studies have demonstrated that heart rate (HR) decreases during acupuncture stimulation, and pharmacologic studies have shown that this autonomic nervous system (ANS) response is parasympathetic-dominant. It has become clear that significant changes occur in the ANS after acupuncture, based on HR variability (HRV). However, it is inconclusive, according to HRV analysis, if acupuncture induces a significant change in autonomic function during stimulation. The aim of this study was to investigate ANS function using HRV analysis during HR reduction induced by manual acupuncture stimulation to the muscles...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682148/neuroembryology-of-the-acupuncture-principal-meridians-part-3-the-head-and-neck
#3
Peter T Dorsher, Poney Chiang
Background: Accumulating evidence from anatomical, physiologic, and neuroimaging research shows that Classical acupuncture points stimulate nerve trunks or their branches in the head, trunk, and extremities. The first part of this series revealed that phenomenon in the extremities. Principal meridian distributions mirror those of major peripheral nerves there and Classical acupuncture points are proximate to peripheral nerves there. These relationships were shown to be consistent with the linear neuroembryologic development of the extremities...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682147/acupuncture-or-acupressure-on-yintang-ex-hn-3-for-anxiety-a-preliminary-review
#4
REVIEW
Chan-Young Kwon, Boram Lee
Background: Anxiety is a very common psychiatric symptom and can also occur in many physical conditions. Due to the limitations of conventional pharmacotherapy, the discovery of nonpharmacologic treatments that alleviate anxiety effectively is clinically important. Yintang (EX-HN 3), an acupoint located between the eyebrows, is known to have a mentally stabilizing effect in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Objectives: This preliminary review was conducted to investigate the current state of studies using acupressure or acupuncture on EX-HN 3 alone for anxiety, and to explore ways to apply this in clinical settings and future research, including systematic reviews and clinical trials...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682146/a-call-for-more-comparative-and-basic-science-acupuncture-research
#5
David Blake Jones
Background: The acupuncture profession is stymied by a dearth of comparative research. A review of the literature for acupuncture research reveals no meta-analyses comparing the effectiveness of different clinically popular methods/systems of acupuncture. Rather than comparing different methods/systems, acupuncture research seems more focused on determining if acupuncture, in general, works. Objectives: The aim of this Perspective is to examine the current state of acupuncture research and determine what, if any, problems or gaps in this research exist...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422985/abstracts-and-commentaries-on-key-articles-in-the-literature
#6
Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422984/how-do-you-treat-back-pain-in-your-practice-part-2
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422983/3rd-american-traditional-chinese-medicine-association-congress-goes-to-washington
#8
EDITORIAL
Stephanie Pina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422982/the-opioid-crisis-our-acupuncture-challenges-and-responsibilities
#9
EDITORIAL
Richard C Niemtzow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410721/i-ching-balance-acupuncture-treatment-of-migraines-insomnia-and-depression-in-a-post-ovariectomy-patient-receiving-hormone-replacement-therapy
#10
Arkady Kotlyar
Introduction: Surgical menopause is associated with symptoms that can affect a woman's quality of life (QoL) significantly. These symptoms include migraines, insomnia, and depression. Case: A 45-year-old Caucasian female presented at an acupuncture clinic. Fourteen years prior, she had been diagnosed with ovarian carcinoma, underwent ovariectomy, and was prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Deteriorating QoL caused her to seek acupuncture for migraines, insomnia, and depression. The outcomes sought for treatment of this case included intensity, duration, and frequency of migraines, insomnia, and depression, as well as her QoL...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410720/auricular-acupuncture-and-skin-cancer-detection-an-opportunity
#11
Daniel G Federman, Jurgen L Holleck
Background: Auricular acupuncture is effective for many patients with pain. Many skin malignancies and precancerous lesions are found on the head and neck. Practitioners of acupuncture are in a unique situation to detect cutaneous malignancy at an early state. Case: An 83-year-old man referred for Battlefield Acupuncture was found to have a scalp lesion suspicious for malignancy as well as several precancerous lesions. Results: Referral to a dermatologist led to excision of a basal-cell cancer and treatment of actinic keratoses...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410719/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-united-states-military-healthcare-system
#12
Cathaleen Madsen, Avni Patel, Megan Vaughan, Tracey Koehlmoos
Objectives: The Military Healthcare System (MHS) shows increasing interest in acupuncture as an alternative to opioids for pain control. However, specific factors associated with this procedure in the MHS are not well-described in literature. This study examines usage within the MHS to determine patterns among the diagnoses, provider types, and facilities associated with acupuncture. Materials and Methods: Acupuncture-treated patients were identified from TRICARE claims data in the MHS Data Repository as having at least one acupuncture treatment in fiscal year (FY) 2014...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410718/effects-of-noninvasive-skin-stimulation-with-microcones-on-constipation-a-double-blinded-controlled-study
#13
Kenta Sawazaki, Hidetoshi Hoshikawa
Objective: The use of noninvasive skin stimulation with microcones for constipation is promising. However, no double-blinded study has assessed the effects of this approach on constipation. The goal of this research was to assess the effects on constipation when using noninvasive skin stimulation with microcones. Materials and Methods: This double-blinded, controlled study included 44 subjects, each with a score of 5 points or higher on the Japanese version of the Constipation Assessment Scale (CAS-J). The subjects were randomly divided into 2 groups: (1) a stimulation group (skin-stimulation device with microcones; n  = 23; group S) and (2) a placebo group (identical device without microcones; n = 21; group P)...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410717/single-point-acupuncture-for-treatment-of-urge-incontinence-in-women-a-pilot-nonrandomized-trial
#14
Mary Ann Barnes, Jessica Bennett, Jennifer Ross, Kristen Kraemer, Sian Cotton
Objectives: Urinary incontinence (UI) is common in middle- and old-age. Previous studies have shown that multiple-point and multiple-frequency acupuncture are efficacious treatment modalities for UI. This study investigated the efficacy of single-point acupuncture for the treatment of UI in women. Materials and Methods: Twelve female subjects, ages 40-75, participated in the trial. Acupuncture at CV 2 was performed. Before needle insertion, each subject completed the Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale (RUIS)...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410716/cellular-reorganization-plays-a-vital-role-in-acupuncture-analgesia
#15
REVIEW
Conner E Liddle, Richard E Harris
Background: Acupuncture has a long history of relieving many forms of pain. However, many of acupuncture's mechanisms are still unknown and/or misunderstood. Objective: This review looks at past research on many different methods and targets of study related to acupuncture. The main focus is upon the importance of connective-tissue planes in and around acupuncture points. Method: Relevant articles from journals as well as books on the topic were searched manually for information related to the topic. Results: Various studies offered different (and sometimes interrelated) mechanisms for how acupuncture needling results in analgesia among other effects...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410715/non-duality-simplicity-and-the-chong-mai
#16
Michael T Greenwood
Chinese Medicine (CM) suggests that the root of all disease lies in separation from the Tao , which occurs when Yin and Yang differentiate. Chong Mai -focused acupuncture can theoretically address this level, but an adjusted therapeutic approach could be necessary to produce the best results. In this article, the author explores some context and needling strategies used to work effectively with the Chong Mai in a unique way.
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279736/treatment-of-facial-pain-with-i-ching-balance-acupuncture
#17
Arkady Kotlyar
Background: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common cranial neuralgia in adults, with a slightly higher incidence in women than in men. This chronic pain condition affects the trigeminal nerve, also known as the 5th cranial nerve. It is one of the most deeply distributed nerves in the head. Antiseizure drugs are the main biomedical treatment of TN. However, TN is not the only source of facial pain. Background persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) is also a chronic disorder, recurring daily for more than 2 hours per day over more than 3 months...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279735/effect-of-acupuncture-on-chronic-pelvic-pain-secondary-to-abdominal-myofascial-syndrome-not-responsive-to-local-anesthetic-block-a-pilot-study
#18
Andréia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Antônio Alberto Nogueira, Francisco José Candido-Dos-Reis, Júlio César Rosa-E-Silva
Objective: Strong evidence shows that 85% of women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have musculoskeletal disorders, such as abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of local acupuncture treatment for women with CPP secondary to AMPS unresponsive to treatment with trigger-point injection. Materials and Methods: This pilot study involved 17 women with moderate-to-severe AMPS-related CPP. Acupuncture treatments were given at abdominal-wall trigger points once per week for 10 consecutive weeks...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279734/usefulness-of-organ-electrodermal-diagnostics-in-detection-of-breast-pathology-a-multicenter-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-study
#19
Jan Z Szopinski, Sarah Rayne
Objective: Pathology of an internal organ/body part causes corresponding skin areas-organ projection areas/acupuncture points-to rectify applied electrical currents (a diode phenomenon) once the resistance "breakthrough effect" has been induced in these specific, and sometimes remote, skin zones. The aim of this study was to estimate the diagnostic accuracy-as well as the scope of utilization-for detection of breast pathology of organ electrodermal diagnostics (OED), which utilizes this electrophysiologic phenomenon...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279733/efficacy-of-parietal-acupoint-therapy-scalp-acupuncture-for-neck-shoulder-stiffness-with-related-mood-disturbance
#20
Naoki Aoyama, Osamu Fujii, Toshikatsu Yamamoto
Objectives: Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is a quick and effective microsystem of acupuncture used for treating various symptoms for which the somatotopic area is the scalp. This article describes Parietal Acupoint Therapy (PAPT), which is another approach, using a different scalp somatotopy, and to evaluate PAPT's effect on neck/shoulder stiffness and related mood disturbances. Materials and Methods: Subjects: Forty-six volunteers suffering from chronic neck/shoulder stiffness with various symptoms (headache, dizziness, and related mood disturbance) participated in this study and were randomly divided into 2 groups: treatment (26 subjects) and control (20 subjects)...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
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