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Lu-Yang Liu, Peng-Qin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of eye-acupuncture therapy for post-stroke insomnia. METHODS: Sixty patients (45-70 years in age) with post-stroke insomnia were randomized into eye-acupuncture group and routine acupuncture (body acupuncture) group (30 cases in each). Patients of the eye-acupuncture group were treated by acupuncture stimulation of bilateral Shangjiao (Upper-energizer) and Xin (Heart) regions and those of the routine acupuncture group treated by acupuncture stimulation of Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Anmian (EX-HN 16), etc...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
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
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
C Norliza, A Norni, S Anandjit, M I Mohd Fazli
This is a review of research done in the area of substance abuse in Malaysia. There were 109 articles related to substance abuse found in a search through a database dedicated to indexing all original data relevant to medicine published in Malaysia between the years 2000-2013. Only 39 articles were reviewed, and case series, case report, reviews and reports were excluded. Research reviewed include the epidemiology of substance abuse, genetics, treatment and its relation to health behaviour, and health management...
August 2014: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Dong-Lan Yang, Wen-Qiang Zhou, Jian Li, Chuan-Liang Ruan, Yong-Shu Zhang, Ze-Xiong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the clinical function and lumbar and abdominal myodynamia in patiants of lumbar disc herniation treated with moxibustion at Dazhui (GV 14) and Guanyuan (CV 4) and acupuncture. METHODS: Forty cases were randomized into a moxibustion group and an acupuncture group, 20 cases in each group. In the moxibustion group, the warm moxibustion was applied alternatively at Dazhui (GV 14) and Guanyuan (CV 4) once every other day, 1 h each time, once every day...
April 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Wen-Chao Mao, Bao-Yan Liu, Li-Yun He, Zhi-Shun Liu
Differences and relations between effects of acupuncture therapy and sham acupuncture are systematically analyzed in this article through the influential factors of acupuncture effect. And it is held that sham acupuncture effect is not exactly equal to placebo effect. The effects of both acupuncture and sham acupuncture are composed by specific effects and non-specific effects, and the differences of non-specific effects between acupunc ture and sham acupuncture can be minimized furthest with blinding and randomized method...
April 2013: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Hua-bin Sun
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June 2012: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Zhen-Jing Li, Zhong-Ren Sun, Chen-Yi Sun, Xin Tong
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupunture at Shenmen (HT 7) and Daling (PC 7) on different cerebral functional regions by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and discuss the relative specificity of effect of these two acupoints. METHODS: Ten healthy right-handed volunteers were enrolled in this research. Under the scan of fMRI with the pattern of "rest-stimulation-rest-stimulation-rest", acupuncture stimulation was given at Shenmen (HT 7) and Daling (PC 7) on the right side, and all the data were analyzed with Matlab software and SPM5 package to observe the activated cerebral regions...
April 2012: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Xing-Hua Chen, Lu-Qian Li, Wen Zhang, Juan Yang, Yi-Shuang Dai, Dong-Hua Xu, Chun-Zhi Tang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of acpuncture treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Nighty cases of CFS were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The observation group was treated with acupunture at Renying (ST 9), Fengfu (GV 16), Baihui (GV 20); the control group was treated with 250 mL 5% Glucose injectio combined with 20 mL Shenmai injectio. Fatigue Scale (FS) was used to compare the scores between the two groups after treatment...
July 2010: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Nilay Sahin, Emel Ozcan, Kasim Sezen, Omer Karatas, Halim Issever
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of electroacupuncture and sham acupuncture in the treatment of patients with chronic neck pain. 31 patients with chronic neck pain were included in a randomised, controlled trial. Electric stimulation was given for 30 minutes at low frequency (1-4Hz), pulse width of 200 micros, interrupted wave form. Of the 29 patients who completed the therapy, 13 were assigned to conventional acupuncture and 16 to sham acupuncture groups, receiving 3 sessions a week for a total of 10 sessions, each lasting for 30 minutes...
2010: Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research
Paul Enck, Sibylle Klosterhalfen, Stephan Zipfel
With growing use of acupuncture treatment in various clinical conditions, the question has been posed whether the reported effects reflect specific mechanisms of acupuncture or whether they represent placebo responses, as they often are similar in effect size and resemble similarities to placebo analgesia and its mechanisms. We reviewed the available literature for different placebos (sham procedures) used to control the acupuncture effects, for moderators and potential biases in respective clinical trials, and for central and peripheral mechanisms involved that would allow differentiation of placebo effects from acupuncture and sham acupuncture effects...
October 28, 2010: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Wen-zeng Zhu, Jin-xia Ni, Qiang Tang, Gui-rong Dong, Hong-ying Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the material base and underlying mechanism of the effect of cluster needling of scalp acupuncture on the neuronal plasticity in rats with focal cerebral infarction. METHODS: The model rats with acute cerebral infarction were made by blocking the middle cerebral artery with monofilament. One hundred and thirty two Wistar rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: sham-operation group (A), model group (B), point-to-point scalp acupuncture group (C) and cluster-needling of scalp acupunture group (D)...
January 2010: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Qiang Wang, Guang-qi Zhu, Hu-Rong
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference of the therapeutic effect of acupuncture and western medicine on the patients with vertebral-basilar insufficiency (VBI), and investigate its mechanism. METHODS: According to the different velocity of blood flow recorded by Transcranial Doppler (TCD), sixty patients with VBI were divided into an acupunture group (31 cases) and a western medicine group (29 cases). In the acupuncture group, the patients were punctured at Fengchi (GB 20) and "Gongxue" (Extra)...
November 2009: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Cui-yan Zhang, Yan-xiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome in early stage. METHODS: Sixty cases were randomly divided into an observation group 1 (21 cases), an observation group 2 (22 cases) and a basic treatment group (17 cases). The patients in three groups were treated with oral administration of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, compound Vitamin B and small splint for wrist protection as basic treatment, and the observation group 1 was also treated with acupuncture on local points as Laogong (PC 8), Yuji (LU 10), Hegu (LI 4) and Waiguan (TE 5) etc...
September 2009: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Kyung-Woon Kim, Kwon-Ho Song, Ji-Min Lee, Kap-Sung Kim, Sung-Il Kim, Sung-Kwon Moon, Bong-Seok Kang, Dong-Soo Kim, Kang-Hyun Chung, Young-Chae Chang, Cheorl-Ho Kim
AIM OF THE STUDY: To elucidate the pharmacological activities of deer antler acupuncture and TGF61538;1 on the acute and chronic phases of rheumatoid arthritis diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Polyarthritis rats were administered with TGF61538;1 and water extract of deer antler acupunture (DAA), prepared from the pilose antler of Cervus korean TEMMINCK var. mantchuricus Swinhoe. TGF61538; (0.1 to 2 61549;g/animal) and DAA (5-100 61549;g/kg animal) were initiated 1 day before an arthritogenic dose of streptococcal cell wall fragments to see the effects on the joint swelling and distortion during the acute phase and the chronic phase of the disease...
July 23, 2008: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Yaping Zhao, Min Ding, Yanjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the therapeutic effect of acupuncture for gastrointestinal neurosis with that of oral remedy. METHODS: Eighty cases were randomly divided into the following 2 groups. In the treatment group, acupuncture was given for one month at the main points of Zhongwan (CV 12), Zusanli (ST 36), Taichong (LR 3) and Shenmen (HT 7), with the auxiliary points selected according to TCM differentiation. In the control group, Domperidone was orally administered for one month...
March 2008: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Aisong Guo, Qingyi Meng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects in acupunture treatment of primary dysmenorrhea combined with spinal Tui Na, and study its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty cases of the treatment group were treated by acupuncture combined with spinal Tui Na, and thirty cases in the control group were treated by routine acupuncture. RESULTS: The total effective rate was 93.3% in the treatment group, and 73.3% in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P < 0...
March 2008: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
E Mayhew, E Ernst
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture is often used and frequently advocated for the symptomatic treatment of fibromyalgia. A systematic review has previously demonstrated encouraging findings. As it is now outdated, we wanted to update it. METHODS: We searched seven electronic databases for relevant randomized clinical trials (RCTs). The data were extracted and validated independently by both authors. As no meta-analysis seemed possible, the results were evaluated in narrative form...
May 2007: Rheumatology
Ya-li Zhang, Ti Li, Yu-ying Cai
OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical therapeutic effect of point-through-point acupuncture on strephenopodia after apoplexy. METHODS: Ninety-six cases of strephenopodia after apoplexy were divided into a treatment group (n=50) treated with point-through-point acupuncture and a control group (n=46) treated with normal acupuncture. Their clinical therapeutic effects and motor functions of lower limbs were investigated. RESULTS: Both the methods could restore foot functional activities of various directions in the patient of strephenopodia after apoplexy (P < 0...
January 2006: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jing He, Yi Liu, Bin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To introduce to establishment method of evidence-based acupuncture and moxibustion treatment program for periarthritis of shoulder from the point of view of evidence-based medicine. METHODS: One patient of periarthritis of shoulder was used as an example, and it was introduced how to raise clinical questions, to retrieval relative literature, to evaluate the retrieval literature, and at last, how to use the retrieval evidences to stipulate treatment program in combination with concrete condition of this case and the doctor's experience...
February 2005: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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