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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436372/the-acupuncture-therapeutic-approach-in-temporal-arteritis-vasculitis-a-case-report
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Yılmaz Sezgin
Temporal arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the large and medium-diameter arteries and leads to progressive headache. Symptoms may be accompanied by vision disorder, subfebrile temperature, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss, sweating and joint pains. While cortisone therapy reduces the symptoms, its effects in terms of improving quality of life are limited. We elected to benefit from the effects of acupuncture in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life in a case of temporal arteritis, a chronic disease...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426348/effect-and-safety-of-acupuncture-for-hwa-byung-an-anger-syndrome-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Hye-Yoon Lee, Jung-Eun Kim, Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, O-Jin Kwon, Jung-Hyo Cho, Sun-Yong Chung, Joo-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Hwa-byung (HB) is an anger syndrome caused by an inadequate release of accumulated anger that leads to somatic and psychiatric symptoms. As HB results from long-term inadequately treated negative emotions, its symptoms are complex, intractable and concomitant with other psychiatric disorders. Therefore, studies aiming to develop effective and safe treatment options for HB are needed. We plan to conduct a pilot study for a future, full-scale, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an optimal acupuncture procedure using semi-individualized acupuncture points that consider participants' personal disposition and type of emotional stress...
February 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410721/i-ching-balance-acupuncture-treatment-of-migraines-insomnia-and-depression-in-a-post-ovariectomy-patient-receiving-hormone-replacement-therapy
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Arkady Kotlyar
Introduction: Surgical menopause is associated with symptoms that can affect a woman's quality of life (QoL) significantly. These symptoms include migraines, insomnia, and depression. Case: A 45-year-old Caucasian female presented at an acupuncture clinic. Fourteen years prior, she had been diagnosed with ovarian carcinoma, underwent ovariectomy, and was prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Deteriorating QoL caused her to seek acupuncture for migraines, insomnia, and depression. The outcomes sought for treatment of this case included intensity, duration, and frequency of migraines, insomnia, and depression, as well as her QoL...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384937/acupuncture-as-a-primary-and-independent-treatment-for-a-patient-with-chronic-insomnia-one-year-follow-up-case-report
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Wanrong Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuanyuan Jin
RATIONALE: Insomnia is a common disease. Till date, no study has reported the long-term (up to 1 year) outcomes of acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment in patients with insomnia. This report aims to present response of patient who was treated by acupuncture. This patient was evaluated with polysomnography. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old patient had been diagnosed with insomnia for 2 years and getting worse since 1 month ago. He had undergone depression and anxiety emotion, but refused to take medical treatment for chronic insomnia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383893/-effect-of-tiaoshen-kaiyu-acupuncture-regulating-vitality-and-dredging-stasis-combined-with-psychological-intervention-on-patients-of-mild-depression-after-stroke
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Shun-Xi Chen, Fei-Fei Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of Tiaoshen Kaiyu acupuncture (regulating vitality and dredging stasis) combined with psychological intervention for treating mild depression after stroke. METHODS: Ninety-four patients were enrolled and were randomly divided into acupuncture (48 cases) and control (46 cases) groups. Patients in the control group were given standard treatment plus psychological intervention, while patients in the acupuncture group were treated with Tiaoshen Kaiyu acupuncture plus standard treatment and psychological intervention...
January 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381988/efficacy-of-acupuncture-on-menstrual-frequency-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Jinna Yu, Yang Wang, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture may improve the menstrual frequency of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, more sufficient data are needed to improve the efficacy of acupuncture. METHODS: A total of 172 participants diagnosed with PCOS would be randomly assigned to either the acupuncture group or sham-acupuncture group, at a ratio of 1:1. Participants in both groups will receive treatment for 12 weeks, 3 times a week. The primary outcome will be the proportion of participants with at least a 50% increase from baseline in the monthly menstrual frequency from baseline after 12 weeks intervention, while secondary outcomes will be the difference in anthropometrics, serum hormone level, ovarian morphology, anxiety and depression, and quality of life from baseline to after 12 weeks intervention and to 12 weeks postintervention follow-up between groups...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381981/the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-with-depression-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Ziyi Yang, Ling Zhao, Xianze Xie, Tao Xu, Yutong Zhang, Xing Wang, Jiarong Du, Ziwen Wang, Mengyuan Zhou, Ying Li, Siyuan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a major public health problem and 30% to 45% of sufferers experience severe depression. Acupuncture is often used to treat both depression and a range of pain disorders. We aim to conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for patients experiencing chronic pain with depression. METHODS: To identify relevant RCTs, the following databases will be searched electronically from their inception to July 1, 2017: PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Chinese medical databases, and others...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279735/effect-of-acupuncture-on-chronic-pelvic-pain-secondary-to-abdominal-myofascial-syndrome-not-responsive-to-local-anesthetic-block-a-pilot-study
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Andréia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Antônio Alberto Nogueira, Francisco José Candido-Dos-Reis, Júlio César Rosa-E-Silva
Objective: Strong evidence shows that 85% of women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) have musculoskeletal disorders, such as abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS). The aim of this research was to assess the efficacy of local acupuncture treatment for women with CPP secondary to AMPS unresponsive to treatment with trigger-point injection. Materials and Methods: This pilot study involved 17 women with moderate-to-severe AMPS-related CPP. Acupuncture treatments were given at abdominal-wall trigger points once per week for 10 consecutive weeks...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279733/efficacy-of-parietal-acupoint-therapy-scalp-acupuncture-for-neck-shoulder-stiffness-with-related-mood-disturbance
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Naoki Aoyama, Osamu Fujii, Toshikatsu Yamamoto
Objectives: Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is a quick and effective microsystem of acupuncture used for treating various symptoms for which the somatotopic area is the scalp. This article describes Parietal Acupoint Therapy (PAPT), which is another approach, using a different scalp somatotopy, and to evaluate PAPT's effect on neck/shoulder stiffness and related mood disturbances. Materials and Methods:Subjects: Forty-six volunteers suffering from chronic neck/shoulder stiffness with various symptoms (headache, dizziness, and related mood disturbance) participated in this study and were randomly divided into 2 groups: treatment (26 subjects) and control (20 subjects)...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273095/acupuncture-for-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Yan Liu, Kehua Zhou, Jiani Wu, Ran Pang, Ning Li, Chang Xu, Joey S W Kwong, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common condition affecting men of all ages. Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for CP/CPPS, but evidence is limited. We propose to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in a rigorously conducted trial. METHODS: Ten hospitals will recruit 440 participants with CP/CPPS in China from October 2017 to December 2019. Participants will be randomly allocated to acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a 1:1 ratio using computerized simple random sampling...
December 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234374/the-role-of-mapk-and-dopaminergic-synapse-signaling-pathways-in-antidepressant-effect-of-electroacupuncture-pretreatment-in-chronic-restraint-stress-rats
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Xinjing Yang, Zhuo Guo, Jun Lu, Bingcong Zhao, Yutong Fei, Jing Li, Huili Jiang, Lan Sun, Yu Wang, Yang Sun, Tuya Bao
Acupuncture has demonstrated the function in ameliorating depressive-like behaviors via modulating PKA/CREB signaling pathway. To further confirm the antidepressant mechanism of EA on the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and dopaminergic synapse signaling pathways, 4 target proteins were detected based on our previous iTRAQ analysis. Rats were randomly divided into control group, model group, and electroacupuncture (EA) group. Except for the control group, all rats were subjected to 28 days of chronic restraint stress (CRS) protocols to induce depression...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231609/-manual-acupuncture-versus-electroacupuncture-for-menopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231597/-clinical-experience-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-persistent-somatoform-pain-disorder
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Jing Sun, Yi Liang, Chao Wang, Xiaomei Shao, Jianqiao Fang
The clinical manifestation and clinical diagnosis and treatment of acupuncture for persistent somatoform pain disorder (PSPD) were observed to explore its etiology. It is found that the causative factor of PSPD is probably relevant with pain memory induced by the negative emotions during the first attack of pain, which is in the category of "depression" in TCM. In clinical diagnosis, the medical history should be explored to discover the potential etiology and determine the diagnosis. In treatment, the root cause should be considered, focusing on mind and qi regulation and associating with analgesia...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231507/-effect-of-acupuncture-treatment-on-gene-expression-of-neurotransmitters-of-brain-tissue-in-rats-with-post-stroke-depression
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Wei Xiao, Xianbao Zhang, Zhen Wang, Yan Wang, Xiaoli Guo, Ling He, Fajun Liang, Huixing Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of acupuncture on mRNA of the neurotransmitter serotonin transporter (5-HTT), 5-HT1Areceptor (5-HT1AR), norepinephrineα2 receptor (NEα2R) in brain tissue in rats with post-stroke depression. METHODS: Forty male SD rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a medication group and an acupuncture group, 10 rats in each one. The model of post-stroke depression was established by occlusion of middle cerebral artery and chronic unpredictable mild stress method...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231496/-acupuncture-combined-with-auricular-point-sticking-therapy-for-post-stroke-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lin Zhang, Yan Zhong, Shulin Quan, Yehui Liu, Xuehui Shi, Zhenguang Li, Jingjing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking based on the western medication for post stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: Sixty patients with PSD were randomly assigned into an acupuncture plus auricular application group (a combination group) and a medication group, 30 cases in each one. 20 mg paroxetine hydrochloride was prescribed orally in the medication group, once a day for continuous 8 weeks. Based on the above treatment, 30-minute acupuncture was used in the combination group for 8 weeks at Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Yintang (GV 29), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Taichong (LR 3), Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Fenglong (ST 40), once the other day and three times a week...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231473/-clinical-observation-of-slow-transit-constipation-treated-with-acupuncture-and-modified-weitong-xiaopi-formula
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Bo Wang, Yanping Chen, Suning Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects on slow transit constipation (STC) among the combined therapy of acupuncture and herbal medicine, simple use of herbal medicine and simple use of western medication. METHODS: Ninety patients of STC were randomized into three groups, 30 cases in each one. In the combined therapy group, acupuncture was used in combination with the modified weitong xiaopi formula. In the Chinese herbal medicine group, the modified weitong xiaopi formula was adopted...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231436/-protective-effect-of-acupuncture-preconditioning-on-oxidative-stress-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Minglu Shao, Yang Li, Huafeng Cui, Man Jiang, Qiwen Tan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the protective effect of acupuncture preconditioning at "Jiaji" (EX-B 2) on acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) in the rats and explore the mechanism. METHODS: Fifty Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a model group, a Jiaji group, a Neiguan group and a Quchi group, 10 rats in each one. In the Jiaji group, the Neiguan group and the Quchi group, electroacupuncture was given for preconditioning at "Jiaji" T4~T5 (EX-B 2), "Neiguan" (PC 6) and "Quchi" (LI 11) for 7 days before modeling...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229613/acupuncture-with-or-without-combined-auricular-acupuncture-for-insomnia-a-randomised-waitlist-controlled-trial
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Ka-Fai Chung, Wing-Fai Yeung, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Feona Chung-Yin Leung, Shi-Ping Zhang, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Roger Man-Kin Ng, Gar-Chung Yiu
BACKGROUND: Few high-quality, large-scale, controlled trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture,auricular acupuncture and combined acupuncture treatment for insomnia are available. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a randomised, assessor-blinded, waitlist-controlled trial to test the superiority of combination treatment. METHODS: After in-person and polysomnography screening, 224 subjects (mean age 53.4 years; 75.4% female) with DSM-5 insomnia disorder, who were free from major psychiatric disorders and with sleep-diary-derived sleep efficiency averaged over 1 week of <85%, were randomised to acupuncture alone, acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture (combination treatment), or a waitlist in a 3:3:1 ratio...
December 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228944/effect-of-acupuncture-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-anxiety-like-behavioral-changes-involvement-of-serotonin-system-in-dorsal-raphe-nucleus
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Tae Young Yang, Eun Young Jang, Yeonhee Ryu, Gyu Won Lee, Eun Byeol Lee, Suchan Chang, Jong Han Lee, Jin Suk Koo, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used as a common therapeutic tool in many disorders including anxiety and depression. Serotonin transporter (SERT) plays an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced anxiety-like behaviors and SERT in the dorsal raphe nuclei (DRN). METHODS: Rats were given acupuncture at ST41 (Jiexi), LI11 (Quchi) or SI3 (Houxi) acupoint in LPS-treated rats...
December 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220534/effects-of-acupuncture-treatment-on-fibromyalgia-symptoms-serotonin-and-substance-p-levels-a-randomized-sham-and-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Saliha Karatay, Sibel Caglar Okur, Hulya Uzkeser, Kadir Yildirim, Fatih Akcay
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture treatment on serum levels of serotonin and substance P (SP) as well as on clinical parameters in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: This is a randomized controlled clinical trial. Seventy-five women with FM were randomized into one of three kinds of acupuncture treatment: real acupuncture group (AcG), sham acupuncture group (ShG), and simulated acupuncture group (SiG). Treatments were applied semiweekly for four weeks...
December 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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