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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217222/electroacupuncture-reduces-incontinence-episodes-in-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Daniel A Ostrovsky
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November 21, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209161/electroacupuncture-attenuates-visceral-hypersensitivity-by-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-the-descending-pain-modulation-system
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Juan Wan, Yi Ding, Adnan H Tahir, Manoj K Shah, Habibullah Janyaro, Xiaojing Li, Juming Zhong, Vitaly Vodyanoy, Mingxing Ding
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used for treating visceral hypersensitivity (VH). However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. This study was aim to testify the effect of EA on ileitis-provoked VH, and to confirm whether EA attenuates VH through Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway in the periaqueductal gray (PAG)-the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM)-the spinal cord dorsal horn (SCDH) axis. Methods: Goats were anesthetized and laparotomized for injecting 2,4,6-trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS)-ethanol solution (30mg TNBS dissolved in 40% ethanol) into the ileal wall to induce VH...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207061/neurochemical-changes-in-the-hippocampus-and-prefrontal-cortex-associated-with-electroacupuncture-for-learning-and-memory-impairment
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Jian He, Congkuai Zhao, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Shengxiang Liang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been widely used to treat cognitive impairment following cerebral ischemia. However, the functional mechanisms of EA have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether EA at the GV 20 and DU 24 acupoints can improve the learning and memory ability via alteration of the neurochemical metabolism in the hippocampus (HPC) and prefrontal cortex (PFC) of rats with ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. Sprague‑Dawley male rats were randomly divided into three groups, namely the sham group (n=12), the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) group (n=12) and the EA treatment (MCAO + EA) group (n=12)...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201164/electroacupuncture-improves-acute-bowel-injury-recovery-in-rat-models
#4
Jiannong Wu, Bin Lyu, Tie'er Gan, Lingcong Wang, Meifei Zhu
Electroacupuncture (EA) accelerates intestinal functional recovery in sepsis. The present study investigated ghrelin and ghrelin receptor (GSH-R) levels during EA in rats with acute bowel injury (ABI). Rats were grouped into four groups: Sham, ABI, ABI+EA and ABI+GHRA+EA (n=12 per group). ABI was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). EA on bilateral Zusanli acupoints was performed following CLP. GSH-R blocker (GHRA) was used following CLP but prior to EA for ABI+GHRA+EA rats. Rats were sacrificed 12 h following CLP...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199131/combined-therapy-involving-electroacupuncture-and-treadmill-exercise-attenuates-demyelination-in-the-corpus-callosum-by-stimulating-oligodendrogenesis-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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Malk Eun Pak, Da Hee Jung, Hong Ju Lee, Myung Jun Shin, Soo-Yeon Kim, Yong Beom Shin, Young Ju Yun, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
We investigated whether electroacupuncture (EA) and treadmill (TM) exercise improve behaviors related to motor and memory dysfunction in a cerebral palsy-like rat model via activation of oligodendrogenesis. A neonatal hypoxia-ischemia model was created using Sprague-Dawley rats (P7), and these underwent EA stimulation and treadmill training from 3 to 5weeks after hypoxia-ischemia induction. EA treatment was delivered via electrical stimulation (2Hz, 1mA) at two acupoints, Baihui (GV20) and Zusanli (ST36). Behavioral tests showed that EA alleviated motor dysfunction caused by hypoxia-ischemia on a rotarod test, and TM exercise alleviated motor and memory dysfunction seen on cylinder and passive avoidance tests...
November 30, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197180/acupuncture-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
#6
REVIEW
Zi Yong Ju, Ke Wang, Hua Shun Cui, Yibo Yao, Shi Min Liu, Jia Zhou, Tong Yu Chen, Jun Xia
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain may be caused by nerve damage, and is often followed by changes to the central nervous system. Uncertainty remains regarding the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture treatments for neuropathic pain, despite a number of clinical trials being undertaken. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse events of acupuncture treatments for chronic neuropathic pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, four Chinese databases, ClinicalTrials...
December 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166673/factors-related-to-acupuncture-response-in-patients-with-chronic-severe-functional-constipation-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xingyue Yang, Yan Liu, Bing Liu, Liyun He, Zhishun Liu, Yanshi Yan, Jia Liu, Baoyan Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been demonstrated to be effective and safe for chronic severe functional constipation (CSFC). However, which patients with CSFC will have a better response to acupuncture remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To explore factors related to acupuncture response in patients with CSFC. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a previous multicenter randomized controlled trial consisting of a 2-week run-in period, 8-week treatment, and 12-week follow-up without treatment in which patients with CSFC were randomly allocated to an electroacupuncture group or a sham electroacupuncture group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163038/electroacupuncture-suppresses-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-by-upregulating-cylindromatosis-to-alleviate-inflammatory-injury-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-rats
#8
Jin Jiang, Yong Luo, Wenyi Qin, Hongmei Ma, Qiongli Li, Jian Zhan, Ying Zhang
Electroacupuncture (EA) may reduce inflammatory injury by inhibiting nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway activation after ischemic stroke. Thus, we explored temporal and spatial expression of cylindromatosis (CYLD), a negative feedback inhibitor of the NF-κB signaling pathway, to learn whether CYLD is essential for EA and reduction of inflammatory injury after focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion. A middle cerebral artery occlusion/reperfusion (MCAO/R) model was established in male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and CYLD gene interference was used to investigate a potential role of neuroprotection...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162418/nerve-stimulation-immunomodulation-and-control-of-inflammation
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REVIEW
Luis Ulloa, Salvador Quiroz-Gonzalez, Rafael Torres-Rosas
Neuronal stimulation is an emerging field in modern medicine to control organ function and re-establish physiological homeostasis during illness. Transdermal nerve stimulation with electroacupuncture is currently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is used by millions of people to control pain and inflammation. Recent advances in electroacupuncture may permit activation of specific neuronal networks to prevent organ damage in inflammatory and infectious disorders...
November 18, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156739/electroacupuncture-alleviates-neuromuscular-dysfunction-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-immobilization
#10
Jun Yang, Su Min, Fei Xie, Jingyuan Chen, Xuechao Hao, Li Ren
Immobilization-related skeletal muscle atrophy is a major concern to patients in Intensive Care Units and it has a profound effect on the quality of life. However, the underlying molecular events for the therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture to treat muscle atrophy have not been fully elucidated. Here we developed an immobilization mouse model and tested the hypothesis that skeletal muscle weakness may be caused by the increased expression of γ and α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) on muscle cell membranes, while electroacupuncture could decrease the expression of γ and α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143805/mechanisms-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke-rehabilitation-a-literature-review-of-basic-studies
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REVIEW
Lina M Chavez, Shiang-Suo Huang, Iona MacDonald, Jaung-Geng Lin, Yu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hung Chen
Acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an alternative and complementary strategy for stroke treatment and for improving stroke care. Clinical trial and meta-analysis findings have demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture in improving balance function, reducing spasticity, and increasing muscle strength and general well-being post-stroke. The mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of acupuncture in stroke rehabilitation remain unclear. The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review, summarize the current known mechanisms in ischemic stroke rehabilitation through acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA) therapy, and to detail the frequently used acupoints implicated in these effects...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142219/electroacupuncture-attenuates-induction-of-inflammatory-pain-by-regulating-opioid-and-adenosine-pathways-in-mice
#12
Hsien-Yin Liao, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Chun-Ping Huang, Yi-Wen Lin
Although inflammatory pain is a common clinical condition, its mechanisms are still unclear. Electroacupuncture (EA), a well-known method of pain management, may reduce inflammatory pain by regulating neurons, astrocytes, and inflammatory signaling pathways. Injections of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA), which can initiate cell-mediated inflammatory pain, resulted in significant hyperalgesia, which was subsequently prevented by EA. In CFA-injected mice, a dramatic increase was observed in the expression of the following proteins in the dorsal root ganglion and spinal cord dorsal horn: the astrocytic marker GFAP, S100B, RAGE, pPKCε, COX-2, pERK, and pNFκB...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121797/effectiveness-of-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-for-chronic-neck-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
See Yoon Seo, Ki-Beom Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, In-Hyuk Ha, Youme Ko, Yoon Jae Lee
The aim of this systematic review was to assess evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and electroacupuncture in patients with chronic neck pain. We searched nine databases including Chinese, Japanese and Korean databases through 30 July 2016. The participants were adults with chronic neck pain and were treated with acupuncture or electroacupuncture. Eligible trials were those with intervention groups receiving acupuncture and electroacupuncture with or without active control, and control groups receiving other conventional treatments such as physical therapy or medication...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117064/electroacupuncture-pretreatment-attenuates-acute-lung-injury-through-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-inhibition-of-hmgb1-release-in-rats-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#14
Zhankui Wang, Lei Hou, Hao Yang, Jiaxi Ge, Shaocheng Wang, Weitian Tian, Xiangrui Wang, Zhongwei Yang
Acute lung injury is a common complication after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (α7nAChR) and α7nAChR-dependent cholinergic signaling are implicated in suppressing the release of high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and reducing the inflammatory response. A previous study has shown the electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment induces tolerance against lung injury. However, the role of EA in CPB is poorly understood. This study employed EA and a rat model of CPB to determine whether EA was associated with CPB-induced lung injury...
November 7, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112942/acupuncture-for-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Tong Liu, Jia-Ni Yu, Bing-Yan Cao, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Yu-Pei Chen, Li Zhang
Context • Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common complaints among young women. Acupuncture has been widely applied as a therapeutic modality in China and abroad for PD; however, the evidence for its benefits is still not convincing. Objective • The study intended to conduct a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in treating PD. Design • The research team retrieved reports for RCTs published in 7 databases from their inception to March 2016, with no language restrictions: PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, the Chinese Biomedical database, and the Wanfang database...
November 7, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111577/applications-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-modulating-plasticity-of-central-nervous-system
#16
REVIEW
Ling-Yong Xiao, Xue-Rui Wang, Ye Yang, Jing-Wen Yang, Yan Cao, Si-Ming Ma, Tian-Ran Li, Cun-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture is widely applied for treatment of various neurological disorders. This manuscript will review the preclinical evidence of acupuncture in mediating neural plasticity, the mechanisms involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched acupuncture, plasticity, and other potential related words at the following sites: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and VIP information data base. The following keywords were used: acupuncture, electroacupuncture, plasticity, neural plasticity, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, neuroblast, stem cell, progenitor cell, BrdU, synapse, synapse structure, synaptogenesis, axon, axon regeneration, synaptic plasticity, LTP, LTD, neurotrophin, neurotrophic factor, BDNF, GDNF, VEGF, bFGF, EGF, NT-3, NT-4, NT-5, p75NTR, neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, noradrenaline, dopamine, monamine...
November 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109130/effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-bl33-on-detrusor-smooth-muscle-activity-in-a-rat-model-of-urinary-retention
#17
Xiaoxu Liu, Kun Liu, Mujun Zhi, Qian Mo, Xinyan Gao, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Detrusor smooth muscle (DSM) underactivity may lead to urinary retention (UR). Electroacupuncture (EA) at BL33 may be effective in improving DSM contractions. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate: (1) the effect of EA at BL33; and (2) the effect of different manipulation methods at BL33 on the modulation of DSM contractions in UR rats. METHODS: 30 male Sprague-Dawley rats were anaesthetised with urethane and modelled by urethral outlet obstruction...
November 6, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105473/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-at-neiguan-pc-6-on-skin-microcirculation-blood-perfusion-volume-of-heart-related-acupoints-and-heart-irrelevant-acupoints-in-myocardial-ischemia-rats
#18
Jian Dai, Bo Ji, Ya-Wen Lu, Guo-Zhen Zhao, Dan Wang, Ming-Na Yan, Hong-Xin Bai, Xiao-Min Sun, Min You, Jiao-Juan Wu, Meng-Wei Guo, Zhi-Gang Li, Kai Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of low-frequency or high-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of "Neiguan" (PC 6) on changes of skin blood perfusion volume of heart-related and heart-irrelevant acupoints in rats with normal or ischemic myocardium. METHODS: Wistar rats were randomly divided into the control, sham-operation, model, low-frequency EA and high-frequency EA groups (n=8 in each group). The myocardial ischemic (MI) model was established by occlusion of the anterior descending branch of the left coronary artery...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105471/-comparative-observation-on-electroacupuncture-and-manual-acupuncture-in-rabbits-with-facial-nerve-injury-by-electron-microscope
#19
Li-An Liu, Zhao-Qin Wang, Jing-Jing Fu, Qian-Qian Du, Yi-Yuan Zhang, Cui-Cui Jiao, Jing-Jun Dong
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA) on ultrastructure of facial nerve Schwann cells, myelin sheath and mitochondria in facial nerve injury rabbits, so as to explore its mechanism underlying improving facial palsy. METHODS: A total of 50 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into normal, sham-operation, model, MA and EA groups (n=10 in each group). Facial nerve injury model was made by clamping the facial nerve for 5 min using a pair of forceps...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105469/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-stimulation-of-sensitized-acupoints-on-bowel-dysfunction-in-rats-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#20
Cheng-Cheng Lei, Liang Li, Hong Zhang, Jia Li, Qing Zhang, Shi-Qin Liu, Ye-Ye Tian, Hao Tian, Ling-Ling Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of electroacupuncture(EA)stimulation of sensitized acupoints on bowel dysfunction in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome(D-IBS)rats. METHODS: Fifty SD rats were randomly divided into control, model, EA sensitized acupoint and EA non-sensitized acupoint groups, with 20 rats in the model group and 10 rats in each of the other 3 groups. The D-IBS model was established by chronic restraint stress and intragastric administration of folium sennae (0...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
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