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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130647/randomized-controlled-trial-of-electro-stimulation-therapies-to-modulate-retinal-blood-flow-and-visual-function-in-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Ava K Bittner, Kenneth Seger, Rachel Salveson, Samantha Kayser, Natalia Morrison, Patricia Vargas, Deborah Mendelsohn, Jorge Han, Hua Bi, Gislin Dagnelie, Alexandra Benavente, Jessica Ramella-Roman
PURPOSE: We examined changes in visual function and ocular and retinal blood flow (RBF) among retinitis pigmentosa (RP) participants in a randomized controlled trial of electro-stimulation therapies. METHODS: Twenty-one RP participants were randomized (1:1:1) to transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES) at 6 weekly half-hour sessions, electro-acupuncture or inactive laser acupuncture (sham control) at 10 half-hour sessions over 2 weeks. Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) visual acuity (VA), quick contrast sensitivity function, Goldmann visual fields, AdaptDx scotopic sensitivity, spectral flow and colour Doppler imaging of the central retinal artery (CRA), and RBF in macular capillaries were measured twice pre-treatment, after 2 TES sessions, within a week and a month after intervention completion...
November 11, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060153/an-adaptive-dc-balanced-and-multi-mode-stimulator-ic-with-1g%C3%A2-output-impedance-for-compact-electro-acupuncture-system
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Jiwon Lee, Minseo Kim, Kwantae Kim, Kiseok Song, Sanghoon Lee, Weon Kim, Jong Shin Woo, Hoi-Jun Yoo
A compact and low-power electro-acupuncture (EA) IC and its Premeasurement System as off-chip board for verification are proposed for medical treatment and experiment. The multi-mode stimulator EA IC can perform adaptive charge balancing with various load condition as well as programmable supply voltage for 5 different stimulation modes. The proposed EA IC occupies 2.2 mm × 1.5 mm including pads manufactured through 0.11 μm 1P6M CMOS technology and dissipates 1.8 mW at 1.2 V supply supporting 256 different current level with >1G output impedance...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017909/objectively-measuring-effects-of-electro-acupuncture-in-parkinsonian-rhesus-monkeys
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Rui Zhang, Anders H Andersen, Peter A Hardy, Eric Forman, April Evans, Yi Ai, Jin Yue, Guihua Yue, Don M Gash, Richard Grondin, Zhiming Zhang
Acupuncture has increasingly been used as an alternative therapy for treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the efficacy of acupunture for PD still remains unclear. The present study was designed to objectively and safely monitor anti-parkinsonian effects of electroacupuncture (EA) and brain activity in nonhuman primates modeling human PD. Six middle-aged rhesus monkeys were extensively studied by a computerized behavioral testing battery and by pharmacological MRI (phMRI) scans with specific dopaminergic drug stimulations...
October 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962170/electro-acupuncture-ameliorates-cognitive-impairment-via-improvement-of-brain-derived-neurotropic-factor-mediated-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
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Ruhui Lin, Xiaojie Li, Weilin Liu, Wenlie Chen, Kunqiang Yu, Congkuai Zhao, Jia Huang, Shanli Yang, Hongwei Peng, Jing Tao, Lidian Chen
A previous study by our group found that electro-acupuncture (EA) at the Shenting (DU24) and Baihui (DU20) acupoints ameliorates cognitive impairment in rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the precise mechanism of action has remained largely unknown. The present study investigated whether brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) mediates hippocampal synaptic plasticity as the underlying mechanism. Rats were randomly divided into three groups: The sham operation control (Sham) group, the focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) group, and the I/R with EA treatment (I/R+EA) group...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865235/effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-neuroplasticity-of-spinal-cord-transected-rats
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Xuyang Wang, Shiming Ju, Shiwen Chen, Wenwei Gao, Jun Ding, Gan Wang, Heli Cao, Hengli Tian, Xiaoli Li
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) on neuroplasticity associated with the expressions of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) and their receptors in rats subjected to spinal cord transection (SCT). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 144 rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=48 per group): sham-operated group, SCT group, and EA (electro-acupuncture) group. Rats in SCT and EA groups received spinal cord transection at T10-T11 vertebral levels. Then, EA group rats received EA treatment...
September 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861803/electro-acupuncture-treatment-for-internet-addiction-evidence-of-normalization-of-impulse-control-disorder-in-adolescents
#7
Yang Yang, Hui Li, Xi-Xi Chen, Luo-Ming Zhang, Bing-Jie Huang, Tian-Min Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of electro-acupuncture (EA) and psychological intervention (PI) on impulsive behavior among internet addiction (IA) adolescents. METHODS: Thirty-two IA adolescents were allocated to either EA (16 cases) or PI (16 cases) group by a randomized digital table. Subjects in the EA group received EA treatment and subjects in the PI group received cognition and behavior therapy. All adolescents underwent 45-d intervention. Sixteen healthy volunteers were recruited into a control group...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860844/cognitive-effects-of-electro-acupuncture-and-pregabalin-in-a-trigeminal-neuralgia-rat-model-induced-by-cobra-venom
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Ruo-Wen Chen, Hui Liu, Jian-Xiong An, Xiao-Yan Qian, Yi-De Jiang, Doris K Cope, John P Williams, Rui Zhang, Li-Na Sun
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) and pregabalin on cognition impairment induced by chronic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in rats. DESIGN: Controlled animal study. SETTING: Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University. SUBJECTS: Forty adult male Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into four groups...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806763/genome-wide-regulation-of-electro-acupuncture-on-the-neural-stat5-loss-induced-obese-mice
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Shu-Ping Fu, Hao Hong, Sheng-Feng Lu, Chen-Jun Hu, Hou-Xi Xu, Qian Li, Mei-Ling Yu, Chen Ou, Jian-Zhong Meng, Tian-Lin Wang, Lothar Hennighausen, Bing-Mei Zhu
Acupuncture is reported to be effective in treating obesity related illnesses, but its mechanism is still unclear. To investigate this mechanism we applied electro-acupuncture (EA) in a mouse model of obesity and used RNA-seq to identify molecular consequences. Deletion of the transcription factor STAT5 from neurons (Stat5NKO) led to obesity. Acupuncture, in turn, reduced body weight and the ratio of epididymal white adipose tissue (Epi-WAT) to body weight, and it also decreased plasma concentrations of glucose, triglyceride, and cholesterol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782569/the-protective-effects-of-electro-acupuncture-in-thoracic-surgery-on-trauma-stressed-rats-involve-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-and-supraoptic-nucleus
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Huan-Huan Zhang, Yi-Nan Tao, Mei-Yan Jiang, Jin Wang, Jun Chen, Chun-Mei Xia, Lin-Lin Shen, Meng-Ya Wang, Da-Nian Zhu
The present study was designed to explore whether the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and supraoptic nucleus (SON) were involved in the protective effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) in thoracic surgery on trauma-stressed rats. The rats were randomly divided into a non-stressed group (Control), surgical trauma-stressed group (Trauma), and Neiguan EA applied on the surgical trauma-stressed group (Trauma+EA-PC 6). RVLM neuron discharge was observed by using an in vivo electrophysiological method, and micro-dialysis combining high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorometric detection (HPLC-FD) was used to assess expression of amino acids in the RVLM...
August 3, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762132/electro-acupuncture-at-governor-vessel-improves-neurological-function-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Wen-Zhan Tu, Song-He Jiang, Li Zhang, Si-Si Li, Peng-Peng Gu, Rong He, Jie Hu, Li-Ping Gao, Qiang-San Sun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) at Governor Vessel (GV) on the locomotor function in spinal cord injury (SCI) rats and explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Thirtytwo male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups namely: the sham group (with sham operation); the untreated group (without treatment after spinal cord impact); the EA-1 group [EA applied at Baihui (GV 20) and Fengfu (GV 16) after spinal cord impact] and the EA-2 group [with EA applied at Dazhui (GV 14) and Mingmen (GV 4) after spinal cord impact]...
July 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754994/-1-h-nmr-based-investigation-of-metabolic-response-to-electro-acupuncture-stimulation
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Caigui Lin, Zhiliang Wei, Kian-Kai Cheng, Jingjing Xu, Guiping Shen, Chang She, Huan Zhong, Xiaorong Chang, Jiyang Dong
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that has been found useful for treating various diseases. The treatments involve the insertion of fine needles at acupoints along specific meridians (meridian specificity). This study aims to investigate the metabolic basis of meridian specificity using proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)-based metabolomics. Electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulations were performed at acupoints of either Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming (SMFY) or Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang (GMFS) in healthy male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713979/roles-of-electro-acupuncture-in-glucose-metabolism-as-assessed-by-18f-fdg-pet-imaging-and-ampk%C3%AE-phosphorylation-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke
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Jingsong Wu, Bingbing Lin, Weilin Liu, Jia Huang, Guanhao Shang, Yunjiao Lin, Lulu Wang, Lidian Chen, Jing Tao
Targeted energy metabolism balance contributes to neural survival during ischemic stroke. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that electro‑acupuncture (EA) can enhance cerebral glucose metabolism assessed by 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose/positron emission tomography (18F‑FDG/PET) imaging to prevent propagation of tissue damage and improve neurological outcome in rats subjected to ischemia and reperfusion injury. Rats underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and received EA treatment at the LI11 and ST36 acupoints or non‑acupoint treatment once a day for 7 days...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
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REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700680/the-role-of-treatment-timing-and-mode-of-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-with-acupuncture-an-exploratory-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen, Xiaoshu Zhu, Cindy Farquhar, Caroline A Smith
OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of changing treatment timing and the use of manual, electro acupuncture on the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was performed with four arms, low frequency manual acupuncture (LF-MA), high frequency manual acupuncture (HF-MA), low frequency electro acupuncture (LF-EA) and high frequency electro acupuncture (HF-EA). A manualised trial protocol was used to allow differentiation and individualized treatment over three months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689171/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rong-Qiang Zhang, Jiao Tan, Feng-Ying Li, Yong-Hong Ma, Li-Xin Han, Xiao-Li Yang
OBJECTIVE: Meta-analysis was used to assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment for simple obesity and to provide evidence-based medical data for treating obesity with acupuncture. METHODS: A comprehensive search of studies on MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese databases (Wan Fang,CNKI and VIP) from 1 January 1915 through 30 November 2015 (MEDLINE search updated through 31 December 2015) was performed. We included only randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that used acupuncture and sham acupuncture to treat simple obesity...
July 8, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687422/resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-analysis-of-brain-functional-activity-in-rats-with-ischemic-stroke-treated-by-electro-acupuncture
#17
Shengxiang Liang, Yunjiao Lin, Bingbing Lin, Jianhong Li, Weilin Liu, Lidian Chen, Shujun Zhao, Jing Tao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment at acupoints of Zusanli (ST 36) and Quchi (LI 11) could reduce motor impairments and enhance brain functional recovery in rats with ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was established. EA at ST 36 and LI 11was started at 24 hours (MCAO + EA group) after ischemic stroke. The nontreatment (MCAO) and sham-operated control (SC) groups were included as controls...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672900/5-ht-in-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-is-involved-in-the-effects-of-100-hz-electro-acupuncture-on-the-pain-depression-dyad-in-rats
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Yuan-Yuan Wu, Yong-Liang Jiang, Xiao-Fen He, Xiao-Yun Zhao, Xiao-Mei Shao, Jing Sun, Zui Shen, Shen-Yun Shou, Jun-Jun Wei, Jia-Yu Ye, Si-Si Yan, Jian-Qiao Fang
The pain-depression dyad is becoming widespread in the clinic and is attracting increasing attention. A previous study by our group found that 100-Hz electro-acupuncture (EA), but not 2-, 50- and 2/100-Hz EA, was effective against the reserpine-induced pain-depression dyad. This finding is in contrast to the fact that low-frequency EA is commonly used to treat supraspinal-originating diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism underlying the effects of 100-Hz EA on the pain-depression dyad...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659033/electro-acupuncture-is-beneficial-for-knee-osteoarthritis-the-evidence-from-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
Na Chen, Jing Wang, Attilio Mucelli, Xu Zhang, Changqing Wang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the elderly. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is considered as a beneficial treatment for KOA, but the conclusion is controversial. This systematic review compiled the evidence from 11 randomized controlled trials to objectively assess the effectiveness and safety of EA for KOA. Eight databases including PubMed, Cochrane Library, Clinic trials, Foreign Medical Literature Retrial Service (FMRS), Science Direct, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Scientific Journal Database (VIP), and Wanfang Data were extensively searched up to 5 July 2016...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658163/effects-of-preconditioning-of-electro-acupuncture-on-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Qi Zhang, Ya-Nan Li, Yang-Yang Guo, Chun-Ping Yin, Fang Gao, Xi Xin, Shu-Ping Huo, Xiu-Li Wang, Qiu-Jun Wang
Electro-acupuncture is a burgeoning treatment using the needle inserting into the body acupoints and the low-frequency pulse current being electrified by an electric acupuncture machine. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of preconditioning of electro-acupuncture on postoperative cognitive dysfunction in elderly.Ninety patients scheduled spine surgery were randomly assigned into 2 groups using a random number table: control group (group C) and electro-acupuncture group (group EA). In group EA, electro-acupuncture was applied on Baihui, Dazhui, and Zusanli acupoints 30 minutes before anesthesia...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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