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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930234/nonspecific-feelings-expected-and-experienced-during-or-immediately-after-electroacupuncture-a-pilot-study-in-a-teaching-situation
#1
David F Mayor, Lara S McClure, J Helgi Clayton McClure
BACKGROUND: Some feelings elicited by acupuncture-type interventions are "nonspecific", interpretable as resulting from the placebo effect, our own self-healing capacities-or, indeed, the flow of qi. Expectation is thought to contribute to these nonspecific effects. Here we describe the use of two innovative 20-item questionnaires (EXPre20 and EXPost20) in a teaching situation. METHODS: Respondents were acupuncture students or practitioners on electroacupuncture (EA) training courses (N = 68)...
April 8, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
#2
Gerald Hackl, Andreas Prenner, Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Gerald Seinost, Ernst Pilger, Marianne Brodmann
BACKGROUND: Auricular nerve stimulation has been proven effective in different diseases. We investigated if a conservative therapeutic alternative for claudication in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) via electroacupuncture of the outer ear can be established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded trial an ear acupuncture using an electroacupuncture device was carried out in 40 PAD patients in Fontaine stage IIb. Twenty patients were randomized to the verum group using a fully functional electroacupuncture device, the other 20 patients received a sham device (control group)...
September 18, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917379/effectiveness-and-safety-of-acupuncture-in-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#3
REVIEW
Hyeonseok Noh, Seungwon Kwon, Seung-Yeon Cho, Woo-Sang Jung, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko, Seong-Uk Park
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: English, Chinese, and Korean electronic databases were searched up to June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were eligible. The methodological quality was assessed using Cochrane's risk of bias tool. Meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3. RESULTS: In total, 42 studies involving 2625 participants were systematically reviewed...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913350/neuronal-regeneration-after-electroacupuncture-treatment-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-cerebral-infarction-rats
#4
Shiang-Lin Liao, Yi-Wen Lin, Ching-Liang Hsieh
Adult neuronal cells which can regenerate have been reported. The present study investigated whether acupuncture enhances neuronal regeneration in ischemic stroke rats. We established an ischemic stroke rat model by occluding the cerebral blood flow of the right middle cerebral artery for 15 minutes and then allowing reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats. The results indicated that, in these rats, 2 Hz electroacupuncture (EA) at both Zusanli (ST36) and Shangjuxu (ST37) acupoints reduced the infarction/hemisphere ratio 8 days after reperfusion and reduced the modified neurological severity score (mNSS) and increased the rotarod test time 4 and 8 days after reperfusion, respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889845/effect-of-electroacupuncture-rehabilitation-in-transverse-myelitis-a-case-report
#5
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/28889841/hwanglyunhaedok-pharmacopuncture-versus-saline-pharmacopuncture-on-chronic-nonbacterial-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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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/28870114/alleviating-mechanical-allodynia-and-modulating-cellular-immunity-contribute-to-electroacupuncture-s-dual-effect-on-bone-cancer-pain
#7
Yi Liang, Jun-Ying Du, Jun-Fan Fang, Ruo-Yi Fang, Jie Zhou, Xiao-Mei Shao, Yong-Liang Jiang, Yi-Tian Chen, Jian-Qiao Fang
HYPOTHESIS: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used as an alternative analgesic therapy for hundreds of years, yet its analgesic potency and therapeutic advantage against bone cancer pain (BCP) in comparison with morphine remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of EA on mechanical allodynia and cellular immunity of BCP rats, and to further explore the potential mechanism. METHODS: The BCP model was established by implanting Walker 256 mammary gland carcinoma cells into the left tibia of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855444/a-rat-model-for-studying-electroacupuncture-analgesia-on-acute-visceral-hyperalgesia
#8
De-Bo Qi, Si-Hui Zhang, Yu-Hua Zhang, Shu-Qin Wu, Wei-Min Li
The aim of this study was to establish an appropriate rat model to study the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) analgesia on acute visceral hyperalgesia. Adult rats received colorectal instillation with different concentrations of acetic acid (AA). Treatment with EA was performed for 30 min at bilateral acupoints of ST-36 and ST-37 in the hind limbs. The visceral sensation of all rats was quantified by scores of abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) and discharges of rectus abdominis electromyogram (EMG) in response to colorectal distension (CRD)...
August 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851418/survey-of-integrative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-treatment-in-korean-medicine-doctors-preliminary-data-for-clinical-practice-guidelines
#9
Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Yong-Jun Ahn, Ye-Sle Shin, Ki Byung Park, Byung-Cheul Shin, Myeong Soo Lee, Joo-Hee Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: Considering that large variations exist amongst practitioners in lumbar disorder management and the significant costs that lumbar disorders incur, determining clinical practice patterns to provide preliminary data for standardization should be given higher priority. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is commonly treated using integrative non-surgical methods by Korean medicine doctors (KMDs) in Korea, and this is the first study to assess current Korean medicine practice trends for LSS...
August 29, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28849229/electroacupuncture-serum-inhibits-tnf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-mediated-chondrocyte-inflammation-via-the-ras%C3%A2-raf%C3%A2-mek1-2%C3%A2-erk1-2-signaling-pathway
#10
Houhuang Chen, Xiang Shao, Li Li, Chunsong Zheng, Xin Xu, Xiue Hong, Xihai Li, Mingxia Wu
The Ras‑Raf‑mitogen‑activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)1/2‑extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 signaling pathway contributes to the release of chondral matrix‑degrading enzymes and accelerates the degradation of articular cartilage. Electroacupuncture (EA) treatment has been widely used for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA); however, the mechanism underlying the effects of EA on OA remains unclear. Therefore, the present study evaluated the anti‑inflammatory effects and potential underlying mechanisms of EA serum (EAS) on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α‑mediated chondrocyte inflammation...
August 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848617/electroacupuncture-at-gv20-and-st36-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-via-the-epo-mediated-jak2-stat3-pathway-in-cerebral-ischemic-rats
#11
Hong Xu, Ya-Min Zhang, Hua Sun, Su-Hui Chen, Ying-Kui Si
BACKGROUND: While electroacupuncture (EA) in cerebral ischemia has been used to promote functional recovery, the underlying mechanism of its protective effect remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of EA stimulation at GV20 and ST36 to observe the changes in erythropoietin- (EPO-) mediated Janus family tyrosine kinases 2 (JAK2) signal transducers and activators of the transcription 3 (STAT3) cell pathway. METHODS: Thirty-six specific pathogen-free Sprague-Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly assigned to three groups: the sham-operated group (S group), the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) group (M group), and the EA group...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848607/electroacupuncture-improved-hippocampal-neurogenesis-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice-through-inhibition-of-tlr4-signaling-pathway
#12
Yuqin Ye, Yongxiang Yang, Chen Chen, Ze Li, Yanfeng Jia, Xinhong Su, Chaoxian Wang, Xiaosheng He
The protective role of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment in diverse neurological diseases such as ischemic stroke is well acknowledged. However, whether and how EA act on hippocampal neurogenesis following traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains poorly understood. This study aims to investigate the effect of EA on hippocampal neurogenesis and neurological functions, as well as its underlying association with toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in TBI mice. BrdU/NeuN immunofluorescence was performed to label newborn neurons in the hippocampus after EA treatment...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842280/electroacupuncture-alleviates-surgery-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-by-increasing-%C3%AE-7-nachr-expression-and-inhibiting-inflammatory-pathway-in-aged-rats
#13
Pei-Rong Liu, Ying Zhou, Yu Zhang, Shu Diao
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a common disorder of cognitive functions in aged patients following anesthesia and surgery. α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7-nAChR) plays a regulatory role in cognitive processes and is involved in cognitive deficits. This study aims to observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the cognitive function in aged POCD rats, and its regulation on expressions of hippocampal α7-nAChR and proinflammatory factors. Ninety healthy Sprague-Dawley male aged rats were randomly divided into three groups (each n=30): control group (sham operation), model group (partial hepatectomy), and electroacupuncture (EA) group...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837077/electroacupuncture-promotes-recovery-of-motor-function-and-reduces-dopaminergic-neuron-degeneration-in-rodent-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Jaung-Geng Lin, Chao-Jung Chen, Han-Bin Yang, Yi-Hung Chen, Shih-Ya Hung
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease. The pathological hallmark of PD is a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta in the brain, ultimately resulting in severe striatal dopamine deficiency and the development of primary motor symptoms (e.g., resting tremor, bradykinesia) in PD. Acupuncture has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat PD for the control of tremor and pain. Accumulating evidence has shown that using electroacupuncture (EA) as a complementary therapy ameliorates motor symptoms of PD...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831114/mast-cell-activation-in-the-acupoint-is-important-for-the-electroacupuncture-effect-against-pituitrin-induced-bradycardia-in-rabbits
#15
Haining Zhu, Xuezhi Wang, Meng Huang, Yi Jing, Di Zhang, Guanghong Ding
This research was conducted to verify the structural and functional characteristics of mast cells in the electroacupuncture (EA) effects on bradycardia. First, we examined the mast cell density at PC 6, adjacent acupoint LU 7, and a non-acupoint. We tested the effects of EA at PC 6 on heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) in rabbits with pituitrin-induced bradycardia. We also injected sodium cromolyn (Cro), a mast cell membrane stabilizer, at PC 6 30 min before EA to investigate if it affected the EA effects...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831054/recovery-of-hippocampal-functions-and-modulation-of-muscarinic-response-by-electroacupuncture-in-young-diabetic-rats
#16
Marzia Soligo, Sonia Piccinin, Virginia Protto, Francesca Gelfo, Maria Egle De Stefano, Fulvio Florenzano, Erica Berretta, Laura Petrosini, Robert Nisticò, Luigi Manni
The muscarinic receptor response to acetylcholine regulates the hippocampal-related learning, memory, neural plasticity and the production and processing of the pro-nerve growth factor (proNGF) by hippocampal cells. The development and progression of diabetes generate a mild cognitive impairment reducing the functions of the septo-hippocampal cholinergic circuitry, depressing neural plasticity and inducing proNGF accumulation in the brain. Here we demonstrate, in a rat model of early type-1 diabetes, that a physical therapy, the electroacupuncture, counteracts the diabetes-induced deleterious effects on hippocampal physiology by ameliorating hippocampal-related memory functions; recovering the impaired long-term potentiation at the dentate gyrus (DG-LTP) and the lowered expression of the vesicular glutamate transporter 1; normalizing the activity-dependent release of proNGF in diabetic rat hippocampus...
August 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818674/effects-of-electroacupuncture-administered-24hours-prior-to-surgery-on-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-gynecologic-laparoscopic-surgery-a-feasibility-study
#17
Sha Li, Man Zheng, Wenzhong Wu, Jie Guo, Fangbin Ji, Zhen Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of preoperative electroacupuncture (EA), delivered 24hours before surgery, on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and postoperative pain in patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 40 patients scheduled for elective gynecologic laparoscopic surgery were randomly assigned to the usual care (UC) group and the EA group (n = 20 each)...
June 30, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810910/comprehensive-evaluation-of-gene-expression-signatures-in-response-to-electroacupuncture-stimulation-at-zusanli-st36-acupoint-by-transcriptomic-analysis
#18
Jing-Shan Wu, Hsin-Yi Lo, Chia-Cheng Li, Feng-Yuan Chen, Chien-Yun Hsiang, Tin-Yun Ho
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied to treat and prevent diseases for years. However, molecular events happened in both the acupunctured site and the internal organs after EA stimulation have not been clarified. METHODS: Here we applied transcriptomic analysis to explore the gene expression signatures after EA stimulation. Mice were applied EA stimulation at ST36 for 15 min and nine tissues were collected three hours later for microarray analysis...
August 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810545/electroacupuncture-attenuates-learning-and-memory-impairment-via-activation-of-%C3%AE-7nachr-mediated-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
#19
Jiao Liu, Chunyan Li, Hongwei Peng, Kunqiang Yu, Jing Tao, Ruhui Lin, Lidian Chen
Studies have reported that electroacupuncture (EA) may reduce learning and memory impairment following cerebral ischemic injury. However, the precise mechanism of action remains unclear. In the present study, the attenuation of focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury by EA in rats was investigated. EA at the Baihui (DU 20) and Shenting (DU 24) acupoints was demonstrated to significantly improve performance in the Morris water maze task, with shortened latency time and increased frequency of passing the platform...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810542/electroacupuncture-promotes-axonal-regeneration-in-rats-with-focal-cerebral-ischemia-through-the-downregulation-of-nogo-a-ngr-rhoa-rock-signaling
#20
Saie Huang, Danxia Huang, Jiapei Zhao, Lidian Chen
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the axonal regeneration environment following cerebral ischemia injury and to investigate whether it was associated with Nogo-A/Nogo receptor (NgR)/RhoA/Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling. Using a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia, the effects of EA at the Quchi (LI11) and Zusanli (ST36) acupoints on axonal growth inhibitory protein and axonal growth factors were assessed and the underlying molecular mechanisms were investigated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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