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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712933/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-99m-tc-sodium-pertechnetate-uptake-and-extracellular-fluid-free-molecules-in-the-stomach-in-acupoint-st36-and-st39
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Rui Gao, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Hongying Cui, Yanchao Cui, Junke Fu, Guangjian Zhang
Electroacupuncture (EA) is a therapeutic modality in which the electrical stimulation is integrated with concepts of acupuncture to treat diseases. This study was designed to evaluate the connection between the electro-acupuncture induced increase in Na99m TcO4 uptake in the stomach wall, and the ionic molecule levels in the extracellular fluid in the acupoints. Wistar rats were treated by 2 or 100 Hz EA at Zusanli (ST 36) and Xiajuxu (ST 39) bilaterally for 60 minutes. The accumulation of Na99m TcO4 in the gastric wall and the free ions, including Ca2+ , K+ , Na+ , and Cl- , in the acupoints were measured every 60 minutes...
April 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703040/electro-acupuncture-attenuates-inflammatory-responses-and-intraabdominal-pressure-in-septic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Jian-Biao Meng, Yan-Na Jiao, Xiu-Juan Xu, Zhi-Zhen Lai, Geng Zhang, Chun-Lian Ji, Ma-Hong Hu
BACKGROUND: A pathological increase in intraabdominal pressure (IAP) and inflammatory responses have negative effects on splanchnic, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, and neurological function in septic patients with intestinal dysfunction. Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been evidenced to have a bidirectional neuron-endocrine-immune system regulating effect in patients with intestinal dysfunction. The purpose of current study was to evaluate the effects of EA at "Zusanli" (ST36) and "Shangjuxu" (ST37) on inflammatory responses and IAP in septic patients with intestinal dysfunction manifested syndrome of obstruction of the bowels Qi...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691573/apelin-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-improves-cardiac-function-in-surgical-trauma-rats
#3
Huan-Huan Zhang, Ya-Jing Wang, Chao Zheng, Meng-Ya Wang, Da-Nian Zhu
Apelin is a novel endogenous active peptide. The aim of this study is to investigate whether apelin in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) can improve the cardiac function in rats subjected to thoracic surgery trauma, and whether it is involved in the protective effect of electro-acupuncture (EA). Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into non-stressed group (control), thoracic surgical trauma stressed group (trauma) and bilateral Neiguan EA applied on thoracic surgical trauma stressed group (trauma + EA-PC 6)...
April 25, 2018: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652040/-the-physical-and-chemical-properties-of-the-skin-and-the-action-of-therapeutic-physical-factors
#4
V S Ulashchik
This article discusses the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the skin subjected to the action of the therapeutic physical factors. The author presents the data illustrating the influence of alterations in skin permeability on the penetration of medicinal substances into the organs and tissues of the body under conditions of application of various physico-pharmacological methods based on the use of chemical ingredients of peloid therapy and other balneotherapeutic technologies. The effectiveness of skin permeability is known to be of special importance in the context of physical therapy since it determines the action of its individual components...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568893/kcc2-gabaa-pathway-correlates-with-the-analgesic-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-in-cci-rats
#5
Si-Si Li, Wen-Zhan Tu, Cheng-Qian Jia, Xia Jiang, Xin-Ru Qian, Guan-Hu Yang, Qi-Miao Hu, Wen-Ci Chen, Bin Lu, Song-He Jiang
Potassium-chloride cotransporter 2 (KCC2) has been indicated to serve a crucial role during chronic neuropathic pain (NP). Following the emergence of NP, γ‑aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor‑mediated signaling may be further impaired by the changes of KCC2 chloride anion gradient. In the present study, the authors investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the behavior and the expression of KCC2 and GABAA receptor γ2 subunit in the spinal cord of chronic constriction injury (CCI) model rats...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568892/effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-the-bdnf-trkb-pathway-in-the-spinal-cord-of-cci-rats
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Wen-Zhan Tu, Si-Si Li, Xia Jiang, Xin-Ru Qian, Guan-Hu Yang, Peng-Peng Gu, Bin Lu, Song-He Jiang
Microglia, which comprise a sensor for pathological events in the central nervous system, may be triggered by nerve injury and transformed from a quiescent state into an activated state; ionised calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1) is a sensitive marker associated with activated microglia. Accumulated evidence suggests that spinal activated microglia and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB) signalling pathway play major roles in the production and development of neuropathic pain...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533040/-effects-of-decompression-combined-with-electro-acupuncture-on-rat-with-acute-severe-upper-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-injury
#7
Ming-Sheng Tan, Yan-Lei Wang, Ying-Na Qi, Chun-Ke Dong, Wei Wang, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiang-Sheng Tang, Qing-Ying Hao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect and underlying mechanism of decompression(DE)combined with Governor Vessel(GV)electro-acupuncture(EA) on rats with acute severe upper cervical spinal cord compression injury. METHODS: Thirty SPF rats were randomly divided into 5 groups(control group A, B and experiment group C, D, E), 6 rats in each group. The model of acute severe upper cervical spinal cord compression injury were made by forcing a balloon catheter put in atlas pillow clearance...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502347/acupuncture-for-depression
#8
REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Myeong Soo Lee, Li-Qiong Wang, Phillipa J Hay
BACKGROUND: Depression is recognised as a major public health problem that has a substantial impact on individuals and on society. People with depression may consider using complementary therapies such as acupuncture, and an increasing body of research has been undertaken to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression. This is the second update of this review. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness and adverse effects of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression...
March 4, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488287/electro-acupuncture-at-st37-and-st25-induce-different-effects-on-colonic-motility-via-the-enteric-nervous-system-by-affecting-excitatory-and-inhibitory-neurons
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C Liang, K-Y Wang, M-R Gong, Q Li, Z Yu, B Xu
BACKGROUND: On the basis of the importance of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in gastrointestinal motility, we hypothesized that the ENS may mediate the therapeutic efficacy of electro-acupuncture (EA) in constipation by regulating the mechanisms underlying the effects of EA on gastrointestinal function. METHODS: Model mice with constipation were generated by gastric instillation of 0-4°C normal saline. Defecation time and stool (form and wet and dry weight) were assessed...
February 28, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436371/comparison-of-the-cost-utility-analysis-of-electroacupuncture-and-nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
#10
Mahdi Toroski, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedian, Mohammad Hosein Ayati
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is among the most common and important reasons for visiting a spine surgeon by patients; it is the second cause of visiting a doctor. Low back pain can cause considerable suffering and is a major financial burden in the society. There are many different methods available for the treatment of CLBP. This study aimed to compare the cost-utility of electroacupuncture (EA) and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as two common treatment methods for patients with CLBP...
April 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404871/involvement-of-the-negative-feedback-of-il-33-signaling-in-the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-allergic-contact-dermatitis-via-targeting-microrna-155-in-mast-cells
#11
Zhigang Wang, Tao Yi, Man Long, Fengmin Ding, Lichen Ouyang, Zebin Chen
In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) at the Zusanli acupoint (ST36) on interleukin (IL)-33-mediated mast cell activation. Firstly, 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in rats was developed with or without EA treatment. Then, rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) were obtained and cultured in the presence of IL-33. EA treatment relieved ear swelling and reduced mast cell infiltration in the local inflammation area with DNFB challenge, accompanying the decrement of IL-33 production...
February 5, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397089/brain-functional-connectivity-network-studies-of-acupuncture-a-systematic-review-on-resting-state-fmri
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REVIEW
Rong-Lin Cai, Guo-Ming Shen, Hao Wang, Yuan-Yuan Guan
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a novel method for studying the changes of brain networks due to acupuncture treatment. In recent years, more and more studies have focused on the brain functional connectivity network of acupuncture stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To offer an overview of the different influences of acupuncture on the brain functional connectivity network from studies using resting-state fMRI. SEARCH STRATEGY: The authors performed a systematic search according to PRISMA guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204113/effect-of-electro-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-brain-connectivity-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-resting-state-fmri-study
#13
Chunhui Bao, Di Wang, Peng Liu, Yin Shi, Xiaoming Jin, Luyi Wu, Xiaoqing Zeng, Jianye Zhang, Huirong Liu, Huangan Wu
Acupuncture and moxibustion have been shown to be effective in treating Crohn's disease (CD), but their therapeutic mechanisms remain unclear. Here we compared brain responses to either electro-acupuncture or moxibustion treatment in CD patients experiencing remission. A total of 65 patients were randomly divided into an electro-acupuncture group ( n = 32) or a moxibustion group ( n = 33), and treated for 12 weeks. Eighteen patients in the electro-acupuncture group and 20 patients in the moxibustion group underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging at baseline and after treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200909/the-efficacy-of-combination-treatment-of-gabapentin-and-electro-acupuncture-on-paclitaxel-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Min Joon Kim, Ji Hwan Lee, Jo Ung Jang, Fu Shi Quan, Sun Kwang Kim, Woojin Kim
Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic drug, induces severe peripheral neuropathy. Gabapentin (GBT) is a first line agent used to treat neuropathic pain, and its effect is mediated by spinal noradrenergic and muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is used for treating various types of pain via its action through spinal opioidergic and noradrenergic receptors. Here, we investigated whether combined treatment of these two agents could exert a synergistic effect on paclitaxel-induced cold and mechanical allodynia, which were assessed by the acetone drop test and von Frey filament assay, respectively...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197218/the-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-pro-oxidant-antioxidant-balance-values-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
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M Mazidi, P Abbasi-Parizad, H Abdi, B Zhao, A A Rahsepar, S Tavallaie, S M Parizadeh, P Rezaie, M Safariyan, M Nematy, M Mohammadi, M Darbandi, S Darbandi, M Ghayour-Mobarhan, G A Ferns
Objective To undertake a randomized controlled trial in 196 obese subjects to examine the effect of electro-acupuncture on serum pro-oxidant antioxidant balance (PAB) values. Methods Subjects received authentic acupuncture (cases) or sham acupuncture (controls) for 6 weeks in combination with a low-calorie diet. In the following 6 weeks, they received the low-calorie diet alone. Serum PAB was measured at baseline, and 6 and 12 weeks later. Results We found that serum PAB values decreased significantly in the group receiving the authentic acupuncture compared to the sham treatment (p<0...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
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%AE-output-impedance-for-compact-electro-acupuncture-system
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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...
January 1, 2018: 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
#20
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
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