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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445199/effect-of-electroacupuncture-at-the-zusanli-point-stomach-36-on-dorsal-random-pattern-skin-flap-survival-in-a-rat-model
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Li-Ren Wang, Le-Yi Cai, Ding-Sheng Lin, Bin Cao, Zhi-Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Random skin flaps are commonly used for wound repair and reconstruction. Electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point could enhance microcirculation and blood perfusion in random skin flaps. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point can improve the survival of random skin flaps in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: control group (no electroacupuncture), Group A (electroacupuncture at a nonacupoint near The Zusanli point), and Group B (electroacupuncture at The Zusanli point)...
April 24, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440280/targeting-asic3-for-relieving-mice-fibromyalgia-pain-roles-of-electroacupuncture-opioid-and-adenosine
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Liang-Ta Yen, Ching-Liang Hsieh, Hsin-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Wen Lin
Many scientists are seeking better therapies for treating fibromyalgia (FM) pain. We used a mouse model of FM to determine if ASIC3 and its relevant signaling pathway participated in FM pain. We demonstrated that FM-induced mechanical hyperalgesia was attenuated by electroacupuncture (EA). The decrease in fatigue-induced lower motor function in FM mice was also reversed by EA. These EA-based effects were abolished by the opioid receptor antagonist naloxone and the adenosine A1 receptor antagonist rolofylline...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434467/abdominal-and-auricular-acupuncture-reduces-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
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Hamid Abdi, Maryam Tayefi, Seyed Reza Moallem, Baxiao Zhao, Mojtaba Fayaz, Hossein Mohaddes Ardabili, Akram-Alsadat Razavi, Mahsa Darbandi, Sara Darbandi, Parisa Abbasi, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is associated with premature death, myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and renal disease. The goal of the present study was to use a randomized controlled clinical trial to explore and compare the effectiveness of abdominal and auricular acupuncture on blood pressure in 440 subjects with and without obesity. METHODS: Four hundred participants were recruited and randomized to one of four groups: cases and controls receiving auricular acupuncture (204 subjects) and cases and controls receiving abdominal electroacupuncture (196 subjects)...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422526/acupuncture-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-single-blinded-randomized-preliminary-controlled-study
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Jung-Sheng Yu, Chung-Han Ho, Hsien-Yi Wang, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Ching-Liang Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility effect of acupuncture on renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In total, 59 patients with CKD were randomized into acupuncture (AG; n = 30) and sham acupuncture (CG; n = 29) treatment groups. In the AG, acupuncture was applied to bilateral Hegu (LI4), Zusanli (ST36), and Taixi (KI3) to obtain qi, and electroacupuncture (2 Hz) was applied to two acupoint pairs (right Zusanli and Taixi and left Zusanli and Taixi) once per week for 12 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413987/alzheimer-s-disease-like-early-phase-brain-pathogenesis-self-curing-amelioration-of-neurodegeneration-from-pro-inflammatory-wounding-to-anti-inflammatory-healing
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Jiang He, Tao Liao, Guo-Xin Zhong, Ji-Da Zhang, Yan-Ping Chen, Qi Wang, Qing-Ping Zeng
The etiological initiators of neuroinflammation remain inclusive, and effective interventions to block neurodegeneration are unavailable. Surprisingly, we found collagen II-combined complete Freund's adjuvant (CC) that usually induces rheumatoid arthritis (RA) also drives Alzheimer's disease (AD)-like neurodegeneration in mice. CC not only upregulates the cerebral pro-inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 8 (IL-8), but also downregulates the cerebral interleukin 10 (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), a rate-limiting enzyme for biosynthesis of the anti-inflammatory neurotransmitter dopamine...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413522/electroacupuncture-combined-with-mosapride-alleviates-symptoms-in-diabetic-patients-with-gastroparesis
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Wenping Pan, Zhankui Wang, Feilong Tian, Mingxian Yan, Yan Lu
The present study compared the clinical effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA), monotherapy and combination therapy involving the administration of EA and mosapride in diabetic patients with severe or mild symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis. A total of 56 patients with type 2 diabetes who had symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis for >3 months were divided into two groups according to the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI) score, including 33 in the mild group (GCSI score <3.5) and 23 in the severe group (GCSI score ≥3...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406959/enhancement-of-immune-cytokines-and-splenic-cd4-t-cells-by-electroacupuncture-at-st36-acupoint-of-sd-rats
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Longyun Chen, Anli Xu, Nina Yin, Min Zhao, Zhigang Wang, Tao Chen, Yisheng Gao, Zebin Chen
Electroacupuncture at the ST36 acupoint can enhance the body's immune function. However, the mechanism for this enhancement has not been fully described. Our study was designed to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture on the immune function of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The rats were randomly divided into three groups: a control group, a non-acupoint group (abdominal muscle acupuntured) and a ST36 acupoint group. Our results showed that successive electroacupuncture at the ST36 acupoint for 3 d significantly enhanced the interferon-γ (IFN-γ) level in the serum of SD rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404742/autonomic-nervous-system-activation-mediates-the-increase-in-whole-body-glucose-uptake-in-response-to-electroacupuncture
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Anna Benrick, Milana Kokosar, Min Hu, Martin Larsson, Manuel Maliqueo, Rodrigo Rodrigues Marcondes, Marzia Soligo, Virginia Protto, Elisabet Jerlhag, Antonina Sazonova, Carl Johan Behre, Kurt Højlund, Peter Thorén, Elisabet Stener-Victorin
A single bout of low-frequency electroacupuncture (EA) causing muscle contractions increases whole-body glucose uptake in insulin-resistant rats. We explored the underlying mechanism of this finding and whether it can be translated into clinical settings. Changes in glucose infusion rate (GIR) were measured by euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp during and after 45 min of low-frequency EA in 21 overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 21 controls matched for age, weight, and body mass index (experiment 1) and in rats receiving autonomic receptor blockers (experiment 2)...
April 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403895/electroacupuncture-for-insomnia-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sung-Phil Kim, Joo-Hee Kim, Bo-Kyung Kim, Hyeong-Jun Kim, In Chul Jung, Jung Hyo Cho, Jung-Eun Kim, Mi-Kyung Kim, O-Jin Kwon, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Bok-Nam Seo
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects many adults either transiently or chronically. The societal cost of insomnia is on the rise, while long-term use of current drug treatments can involve adverse effects. Recently, electroacupuncture (EA) has been used to treat various conditions including insomnia. The objective of this study is to provide scientific evidence for the effect and safety of using EA to treat insomnia. METHODS/DESIGN: In this multicentre, assessor-blind, three-arm, parallel-design, randomised controlled trial, 150 participants will be assigned to the EA group, the sham EA (SEA) group, or the usual care group...
April 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400844/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-methamphetamine-induced-behavioral-changes-in-mice
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Tsung-Jung Ho, Chiang-Wen Lee, Zi-Yun Lu, Hsien-Yuan Lane, Ming-Horng Tsai, Ing-Kang Ho, Chieh-Liang Huang, Yao-Chang Chiang
Methamphetamine (METH) is a major drug of abuse worldwide, and no efficient therapeutic strategies for treating METH addiction are currently available. Continuous METH use can cause behavioral upregulation or psychosis. The dopaminergic pathways, particularly the neural circuitry from the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens (NAc), have a critical role in this behavioral stage. Acupuncture has been used for treating diseases in China for more than 2000 years. According to a World Health Organization report, acupuncture can be used to treat several functional disorders, including substance abuse...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400811/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-mrna-and-protein-expression-of-rho-a-and-rho-associated-kinase-ii-in-spinal-cord-injury-rats
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You-Jiang Min, Li-Li-Qiang Ding, Li-Hong Cheng, Wei-Ping Xiao, Xing-Wei He, Hui Zhang, Zhi-Yun Min, Jia Pei
Electroacupuncture is beneficial for the recovery of spinal cord injury, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. The Rho/Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) signaling pathway regulates the actin cytoskeleton by controlling the adhesive and migratory behaviors of cells that could inhibit neurite regrowth after neural injury and consequently hinder the recovery from spinal cord injury. Therefore, we hypothesized electroacupuncture could affect the Rho/ROCK signaling pathway to promote the recovery of spinal cord injury...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400804/electroacupuncture-induced-neuroprotection-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-the-rat-is-mediated-by-adenosine-a1-receptors
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Qin-Xue Dai, Wu-Jun Geng, Xiu-Xiu Zhuang, Hong-Fa Wang, Yun-Chang Mo, He Xin, Jiang-Fan Chen, Jun-Lu Wang
The activation of adenosine A1 receptors is important for protecting against ischemic brain injury and pretreatment with electroacupuncture has been shown to mitigate ischemic brain insult. The aim of this study was to test whether the adenosine A1 receptor mediates electroacupuncture pretreatment-induced neuroprotection against ischemic brain injury. We first performed 30 minutes of electroacupuncture pretreatment at the Baihui acupoint (GV20), delivered with a current of 1 mA, a frequency of 2/15 Hz, and a depth of 1 mm...
February 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395933/electroacupuncture-improves-neurobehavioral-function-and-brain-injury-in-rat-model-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Yan Zhu, Li Deng, Huajun Tang, Xiaoqing Gao, Youhua Wang, Kan Guo, Jiming Kong, Chaoxian Yang
Acupuncture has been widely used as a treatment for stroke in China for a long time. Recently, studies have demonstrated that electroacupuncture (EA) can accelerate intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced angiogenesis in rats. In the present study, we investigated the effect of EA on neurobehavioral function and brain injury in ICH rats. ICH was induced by stereotactic injection of collagenase type I and heparin into the right caudate putamen. Adult ICH rats were randomly divided into the following three groups: model control group (MC), EA at non-acupoint points group (non-acupoint EA) and EA at Baihui and Dazhui acupoints group (EA)...
April 7, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394670/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-visceral-and-hepatic-fat-in-women-with-abdominal-obesity-a-randomized-controlled-study-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hong Lei, Xiao Chen, Shuyun Liu, Zhenyan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic fat deposition are the most important risk factors for women's health. Acupuncture, including electroacupuncture (EA), is used to treat obesity throughout the world. The effect of EA is evaluated mainly by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Few studies have assessed its effect in reducing VAT volume and hepatic fat fraction (HFF) based on an exact measurement method such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study aimed to resolve this issue...
April 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393479/inhibitory-effects-and-mechanisms-of-electroacupuncture-via-chronically-implanted-electrodes-on-stress-induced-gastric-hypersensitivity-in-rats-with-neonatal-treatment-of-iodoacetamide
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Jingzhu Zhou, Shiying Li, Yinping Wang, Robert D Foreman, Jieyun Yin, Shengsheng Zhang, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Stress is considered an independent factor causing and aggravating gastrointestinal symptoms, including visceral pain. The aim of this study was to investigate effects and mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) on stress-induced gastric hypersensitivity in rats treated with neonatal iodoacetamide mimicking human functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: Neonatal rats were treated with gavage of 0.2 mL of 0.1% iodoacetamide in 2% sucrose daily for six days starting on tenth day after birth...
April 10, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375680/electroacupuncture-improves-cognitive-function-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-after-brain-irradiation
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Xing-Wen Fan, Huan-Huan Liu, Hong-Bing Wang, Fu Chen, Yu Yang, Yan Chen, Shi-Kuo Guan, Kai-Liang Wu
Cognitive impairments after brain irradiation seriously affect quality of life for patients, and there is currently no effective treatment. In this study using an irradiated rat model, the role of electroacupuncture was investigated for treatment of radiation-induced brain injury. Animals received 10 Gy exposure to the entire brain, and electroacupuncture was administered 3 days before irradiation as well as up to 2 weeks postirradiation. Behavioral tests were performed one month postirradiation, and rats were then sacrificed for histology or molecular studies...
April 4, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359336/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-nts-is-modulated-primarily-by-acupuncture-point-selection-and-stimulation-frequency-in-normal-rats
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Jun-Fan Fang, Jun-Ying Du, Xiao-Mei Shao, Jian-Qiao Fang, Zhe Liu
BACKGROUND: The effect of electroacupuncture (EA) is affected by both the acupuncture point selection and the frequency of stimulation. However, little is known regarding acupuncture point and simulation frequency selection. Neuronal activation of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) is one of the important targets of EA for modulating gastrointestinal function. This study investigated the effects of various combinations of EA frequencies and acupuncture points on NTS neurons. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into normal, 2 Hz EA, 100 Hz EA and the alternate 2/100 Hz EA groups...
March 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359309/electroacupuncture-for-tapering-off-long-term-benzodiazepine-use-study-protocol-of-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Wing-Fai Yeung, Ka-Fai Chung, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Wai-Chi Chan, Shi-Ping Zhang, Roger Man-Kin Ng, Connie Lai-Wah Chan, Lai-Ming Ho, Yee-Man Yu, Li-Xing Lao
BACKGROUND: Conventional approaches for benzodiazepine tapering have their limitations. Anecdotal studies have shown that acupuncture is a potential treatment for facilitating successful benzodiazepine tapering. As of today, there was no randomized controlled trial examining its efficacy and safety. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of using electroacupuncture as an adjunct treatment to gradual tapering of benzodiazepine doses in complete benzodiazepine cessation in long-term benzodiazepine users...
March 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350818/effects-and-mechanisms-of-auricular-electroacupuncture-on-gastric-hypersensitivity-in-a-rodent-model-of-functional-dyspepsia
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Jingzhu Zhou, Shiying Li, Yinping Wang, Yong Lei, Robert D Foreman, Jieyun Yin, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disease, and abdominal pain is one of the main symptoms. The aim of this study was to explore the effects and mechanisms of auricular electro-acupuncture (AEA) on gastric hypersensitivity in a rodent model of FD. METHODS: Ten-day-old pups were gavaged with 0.2 ml of 0.1% iodoacetamide daily for 6 days. AEA at the "stomach" point with different parameters or sham-EA was performed on 8-week-old animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326925/interaction-of-acupuncture-treatment-and-manipulation-laterality-modulated-by-the-default-mode-network
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Xuan Niu, Ming Zhang, Zhenyu Liu, Lijun Bai, Chuanzhu Sun, Shan Wang, Xiaocui Wang, Zhen Chen, Hongyan Chen, Jie Tian
Appropriate selection of ipsilateral or contralateral electroacupuncture (corresponding to the pain site) plays an important role in reaching its better curative effect; however, the involving brain mechanism still remains unclear. Compared with the heat pain model generally established in previous study, capsaicin pain model induces reversible cutaneous allodynia and is proved to be better simulating aspects of clinical nociceptive and neuropathic pain. In the current study, 24 subjects were randomly divided into two groups with a 2 × 2 factorial design: laterality (ipsi- or contralateral side, inter-subject) × treatment with counter-balanced at an interval of one week (verum and placebo electroacupuncture, within-subject)...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
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