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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801421/electroacupuncture-for-treating-insomnia-in-patients-with-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-pilot-clinical-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Jung-Eun Kim, Hye-Yoon Lee, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, O-Jin Kwon, Bo-Kyung Kim, Jung Hyo Cho, Joo-Hee Kim
INTRODUCTION: Although insomnia is one of the most prevalent and disturbing symptoms among patients with cancer, it has not been properly managed. Electroacupuncture (EA) has received attention as a promising intervention for insomnia, and a few previous studies have reported that this intervention may be beneficial for treating insomnia in patients with cancer. The aim of this pilot study is to explore the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of EA on the sleep disturbance of patients with cancer with insomnia using a subjective method, patient-reported questionnaires and an objective tool, actigraphy, to measure the quality of sleep...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782714/electroacupuncture-inhibits-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-through-cb2-receptors-in-inflammatory-pain
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Fang Gao, Hong-Chun Xiang, Hong-Ping Li, Min Jia, Xiao-Li Pan, Hui-Lin Pan, Man Li
The therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on inflammatory pain has been well recognized clinically. The inflammasome promotes the maturation of the inflammatory cytokines, and EA can stimulate cannabinoid CB2 receptors in inflamed tissues. In this study we investigated whether EA inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation through CB2 receptors and thus relieving inflammatory pain. Assay of Caspase-1 activity and western blotting revealed that complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) injection activated the NLRP3 inflammasome in the skin tissue in rats, which was attenuated by EA treatment...
August 3, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780543/electroacupuncture-to-alleviate-postoperative-pain-after-a-laparoscopic-appendectomy-study-protocol-for-a-three-arm-randomised-controlled-trial
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Seunghoon Lee, Dongwoo Nam, Minsoo Kwon, Won Seo Park, Sun Jin Park
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) for postoperative pain after laparoscopic appendectomy compared with sham electroacupuncture (SEA) and no acupuncture treatment. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study is a protocol for a three-arm, randomised, patient-assessor-blinded (to the type of acupuncture treatment), controlled, parallel trial. 138 participants diagnosed with appendicitis and scheduled for laparoscopic appendectomy will be randomly assigned to the EA group (n=46), SEA group (n=46) or control group (n=46)...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765118/effects-of-electroacupuncture-to-the-trigeminal-nerve-area-on-the-autonomic-nervous-system-and-cerebral-blood-flow-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
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Hideaki Waki, Takuya Suzuki, Yuki Tanaka, Hideaki Tamai, Yoichi Minakawa, Shogo Miyazaki, Naruto Yoshida, Kazuo Uebaba, Kenji Imai, Tatsuya Hisajima
BACKGROUND: The autonomic nervous system and trigeminal nerve are involved in adjusting flow through diverging cerebral arteries in the prefrontal cortex. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of 100 Hz electroacupuncture (EA) to the trigeminal nerve area on cerebral blood flow and autonomic nervous system function. METHOD: This was a randomised crossover study of 16 healthy volunteers who were assigned to an EA or control group. Stimulation (in the EA group) was performed five times, each after 1 min of rest...
August 1, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761425/electroacupuncture-regulates-the-stress-injury-repair-chain-of-events-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Peng Shi, Lin-Lin Sun, Yi-Shuo Lee, Ya Tu
Inflammation after stroke is the main cause of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Cascading events after injury can lead to cell death. Heat shock protein 70 and other endogenous injury-signaling molecules are released by damaged cells, which can lead to systemic stress reactions. Protecting the brain through repair begins with the stress-injury-repair signaling chain. This study aimed to verify whether acupuncture acts through this chain to facilitate effective treatment of ischemic stroke. Rat models of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury were established by Zea Longa's method, and injury sites were identified by assessing neurological function, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining, and hematoxylin-eosin staining...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760440/the-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-proteomic-changes-in-the-motor-cortex-of-6-ohda-parkinsonian-rats
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Min Li, Lijuan Li, Ke Wang, Wenting Su, Jun Jia, Xiaomin Wang
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been reported to alleviate motor deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, and PD animal models. However, the mechanisms by which EA improves motor function have not been investigated. We have employed a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) unilateral injection induced PD model to investigate whether EA alters protein expression in the motor cortex. We found that 4 weeks of EA treatment significantly improved spontaneous floor plane locomotion and rotarod performance. High-throughput proteomic analysis in the motor cortex was employed...
July 28, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756309/activation-of-brain-glucose-metabolism-ameliorating-cognitive-impairment-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice-by-electroacupuncture
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Weilin Liu, Peiyuan Zhuo, Long Li, Hao Jin, Bingbing Lin, Yingzheng Zhang, Shengxiang Liang, Jie Wu, Jia Huang, Zhifu Wang, Ruhui Lin, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
An essential feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is implicated in brain energy metabolic impairment that is considered underlying pathogenesis of cognitive impairment. Therefore, therapeutic interventions to allay cognitive deficits that target energy metabolism may be an efficacy strategy in AD. In this study, we found that electroacupuncture (EA) at the DU20 acupoint obviously increased glucose metabolism in specific brain regions such as cortex, hippocampus, cingulate gyrus, basal forebrain septum, brain stem, and cerebellum in APP/PS1 transgenic mice by animal (18)F-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-Glucose ((18)F-FDG)/positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, accompanied by cognitive improvements in the spatial reference learning and memory and memory flexibility and novel object recognition performances...
July 26, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751922/clinical-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-lung-injury-patients-caused-by-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Li Li, Jianbo Yu, Rui Mu, Shuan Dong
This study aimed to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture at the Lieque, Chize, and Zusanli points in patients with lung injury caused by severe acute pancreatitis. Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) induced by severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) were randomly divided into three groups based on the treatment: conventional therapy alone (group A), electroacupuncture of nonacupoints with conventional therapy (group B), and electroacupuncture at the Lieque (LU7), Chize (LU5), and Zusanli (ST36) points (group C) once a day for 5 days...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751464/effects-of-electroacupuncture-stimulation-at-different-spinal-segmental-levels-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetes-mellitus
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Huan-Huan Tian, Bing-Yan Cao, Rui Li, Yan-Jia Ma, Xiao-Gang Hu, Ning Jia, Yue-Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with high morbidity, mortality and economic cost. Studies have shown that acupuncture can improve many symptoms of DM. OBJECTIVES: To examine for differences in effects of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation at Weiwanxiashu, BL15 and BL23 in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced DM rat model, to help guide clinical selection of acupuncture points. METHODS: 90 male rats weighing 160±5 g were used...
July 27, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750840/electroacupuncture-reduced-sedative-and-analgesic-requirements-for-diagnostic-eus-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-sham-controlled-study
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Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Charing Ching Ning Chong, Wing Wa Leung, Simon Kin Cheong Chan, Yee Kit Tse, Enders Kwok Wai Ng, Paul Bo San Lai, Justin Che Yuen Wu, James Yun Wong Lau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The role of electroacupuncture (EA) in reducing sedative and analgesic requirements during EUS is uncertain. The aim of the current study is to investigate the efficacy of EA in reducing procedure-related pain and discomfort during EUS. METHODS: This was a double-blinded randomized controlled study conducted between March 2014 and July 2016. Consecutive patients who were scheduled for diagnostic EUS were recruited and randomized to receive electroacupuncture (EA) or sham-electroacupuncture (SA)...
July 24, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736593/successful-treatment-of-achilles-tendinopathy-with-electroacupuncture-two-cases
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Matthew Kendall Hawks
Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury for active patient populations and is challenging to treat. Acupuncture tendon-based therapy was first described in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. In modern times, specific techniques have been described poorly in the literature. The aim of this case report is to describe a new technique of acupuncture for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy and provide 2 illustrative cases. Cases: Treatments for the 2 patients were performed in a deployed military treatment facility...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736590/is-electroacupuncture-treatment-more-effective-in-somatic-tinnitus-than-in-nonsomatic-tinnitus
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Wong-Kein Low, Mahalakshmi Shetty Rangabashyam, Shu Li Cui, Vishal Deepak Dsouza, Chun Suan Ong, Siaw Wei Teng, Hui Hua Li
Background: In recent years, evidence has been accumulating linking subjective tinnitus to the somatosensory system. Somatic tinnitus is defined as tinnitus in which forceful contractions of jaw and neck muscles modulate the psychoacoustic attributes of tinnitus, such as pitch and loudness. Being a somatosensory-based treatment modality, needling might well be more effective for treating somatic than nonsomatic tinnitus. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment between patients with somatic and nonsomatic tinnitus...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697773/efficacy-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-patient-and-assessor-blinded-sham-controlled-trial
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Jungtae Leem, Seung Min Kathy Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Suji Lee, Hyemoon Chung, Jung Myung Lee, Weon Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Jong Shin Woo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure compared with sham electroacupuncture. METHODS: This protocol is for a randomized, sham controlled, patient- and assessor-blinded, parallel group, single center clinical trial that can overcome the limitations of previous trials examining acupuncture and heart failure. Forty-four acute decompensated heart failure patients admitted to the cardiology ward will be randomly assigned into the electroacupuncture treatment group (n = 22) or the sham electroacupuncture control group (n = 22)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689187/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiajie Zhu, Yu Guo, Shan Liu, Xiaolan Su, Yijie Li, Yang Yang, Liwei Hou, Guishu Wang, Jiaxin Zhang, Jiande Jd Chen, Qingguo Wang, Ruhan Wei, Wei Wei
BACKGROUND: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is one of the most common diseases presenting to gastroenterology clinics. Acupuncture is widely used as a complementary and alternative treatment for patients with GORD. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of GORD. METHODS: Four English and four Chinese databases were searched through June 2016. Randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of manual acupuncture or electroacupuncture (MA/EA) for GORD versus or as an adjunct to Western medicine (WM) were selected...
July 8, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689186/acupuncture-attenuates-hyperglycaemia-and-improves-ovarian-function-in-female-rats-subjected-to-continuous-light-exposure
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Xuezhi Kang, Lina Jia, Yaming Li, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to unnatural light cycles is increasingly associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on glucose metabolism and ovarian function in female rats subjected to long-term continuous light exposure. METHODS: Female Sprague-Dawley rats (n=24) were divided into three experimental groups: an LD group that was maintained under a normal light-dark cycle (healthy control); an LL group that was exposed to continuous light for 21 weeks but remained untreated; and an LL+EA group that received EA at ST36 and SP6 during weeks 17 to 21 of continuous light exposure...
July 8, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685728/effects-of-intraorbital-electroacupuncture-on-diabetic-abducens-nerve-palsy
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Ling-Yun Zhou, Tie-Juan Liu, Xue-Mei Li, Chang Su, Jin Zhou
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July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684969/electroacupuncture-alleviates-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-aged-rats-by-inhibiting-hippocampal-neuroinflammation-activated-via-microglia-tlrs-pathway
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Pei-Pei Feng, Pu Deng, Li-Hua Liu, Qi Ai, Jie Yin, Zhe Liu, Gai-Mei Wang
Neuroinflammation has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Electroacupuncture (EA) is an irreplaceable method in traditional Chinese medicine that is used for treating neurodegenerative diseases in clinical and experimental studies. The aim of this study was to examine whether EA improves cognitive dysfunction caused by surgery and to investigate the pathological mechanism of TLR2 and TLR4 in the hippocampus of aged rats. A rat model of POCD was established and treated with EA or minocycline...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673322/the-effect-of-electroacupuncture-combined-with-donepezil-on-cognitive-function-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Weina Peng, Jing Zhou, Min Xu, Qing Feng, Lulu Bin, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Although some of the current treatments offer some symptomatic relief, this disease cannot be cured at present. Electroacupuncture may be effective for Alzheimer's disease for cognitive function, but the evidence for its effectiveness is still limited. The aim of this study is to evaluate the add-on effect of electroacupuncture to donepezil for improving the cognitive function of Alzheimer's disease. METHODS/DESIGN: A total of 334 participants with Alzheimer's disease will be randomly assigned to either an electroacupuncture combined with donepezil group or a donepezil group with a ratio of 1:1...
July 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663053/protective-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-neurons-autophagy-in-perfusion-period-of-cerebral-ischemia
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Zuo Ting, Zhang Jianbin, Huang Luqi
Electroacupuncture (EA) is an important treatment method in Chinese traditional medicine. The main purpose of the investigation was to explore whether EA could improve cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (CI/R) via neurons' autophagy. 4-vessel occlusion (4-VO) was applied to establish cerebral ischemia model and reperfusion 12h, 24h and 48h respectively were conduct 3h later. TTC staining was applied to assess cerebral infarction area and the concentrations of IL-6, TNF-α, IL-1β, SOD and MDA were detected by commercial kits...
June 26, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655016/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-urinary-leakage-among-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhishun Liu, Yan Liu, Huanfang Xu, Liyun He, Yuelai Chen, Lixin Fu, Ning Li, Yonghui Lu, Tongsheng Su, Jianhua Sun, Jie Wang, Zenghui Yue, Wei Zhang, Jiping Zhao, Zhongyu Zhou, Jiani Wu, Kehua Zhou, Yanke Ai, Jing Zhou, Ran Pang, Yang Wang, Zongshi Qin, Shiyan Yan, Hongjiao Li, Lin Luo, Baoyan Liu
Importance: Electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region may be effective for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but evidence is limited. Objective: To assess the effect of electroacupuncture vs sham electroacupuncture for women with SUI. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter, randomized clinical trial conducted at 12 hospitals in China and enrolling 504 women with SUI between October 2013 and May 2015, with data collection completed in December 2015...
June 27, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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