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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/29231601/-exploration-on-two-methods-of-waiting-for-qi-in-needle-insertion-and-withdrawal-of-acupuncture-reinforcing-and-reducing-technique-recorded-in-neijing-the-yellow-emperor-s-classic-of-internal-medicine
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Suyun Li, Jingsheng Zhao
The reinforcing and reducing technique based on the speed of needle insertion and withdrawal is the important acupuncture technique recorded in Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine). Regarding the speed of needle insertion and withdrawal, the timing of needle insertion and withdrawal is one of the key factors to judge the therapeutic effects. In the paper, the origin was studied on the two methods of waiting for qi recorded in Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine), e...
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/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/29229746/inhibition-of-nadph-oxidase-dependent-oxidative-stress-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-mediates-the-antihypertensive-effects-of-acupuncture-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Xue-Rui Wang, Jing-Wen Yang, Cai-Shuo Ji, Xiang-Hong Zeng, Guang-Xia Shi, Marc Fisher, Cun-Zhi Liu
Oxidative stress in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), where the sympathetic nervous control center is located, contributes to neural mechanisms of hypertension. Acupuncture was previously reported to favorably affect high blood pressure. However, little is known about the effect of acupuncture on oxidative stress-modulated mechanisms in hypertension. This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that acupuncture exerts an antihypertensive effect via ameliorating oxidative stress and the redox-sensitive pathway in the RVLM of spontaneously hypertensive rats...
December 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123357/complementary-therapies-for-symptom-management-in-cancer-patients
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Aanchal Satija, Sushma Bhatnagar
Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, distress, fatigue, and hot flashes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110509/stress-management-for-headaches-in-children-and-adolescents-a-review-and-practical-recommendations-for-health-promotion-programs-and-well-being
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Anastasia Bougea, Nikolaos Spantideas, George P Chrousos
Stress is considered to be the most common factor reported to trigger headaches in children and adolescents. Although tension-type headache and migraine are the two most common types of headache in children and adolescents, they are often untreated, ignoring their stressful background. We provide a narrative review of the available evidence for health-care professionals involved in stress-related headache management and health promotion programs. An integrative plan is delivered through lifestyle improvement and biopsychosocial modifying stress response techniques...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110407/acupuncture-inhibits-txnip-associated-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-to-attenuate-cognitive-impairment-in-vascular-dementia-rats
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Si-Qi Du, Xue-Rui Wang, Wen Zhu, Yang Ye, Jing-Wen Yang, Si-Ming Ma, Cai-Shuo Ji, Cun-Zhi Liu
AIMS: Oxidative stress and inflammation have been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular dementia (VD). Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) plays a vital role in oxidative stress and NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation. There is evidence that acupuncture has an antioxidative and neuroprotective effect in VD. In this study, we investigated whether acupuncture can attenuate cognitive impairment via inhibiting TXNIP-associated oxidative stress and inflammation in VD rats...
November 6, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105627/macrophage-related-cytokine-expressions-in-depression-mouse-model-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress
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Shoulian Zhu, Lejing Li, Ying Li, Wenyuan Cao
Depression is characterized by mental retardation, interest blank, hypoactivity, anxiety, appetite loss, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders and other symptoms. The incidence of depressed patients has demonstrated an upward trend in recent years. Antidepressant drugs are commonly used in modern medicine, but they have the side effect of drug resistance. This study aims to explore the effect of acupuncture stimulation on expressions of macrophage-related cytokines in mice with depression induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS), and to explore the underlying immunological mechanism...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098013/antidepressant-mechanism-research-of-acupuncture-insights-from-a-genome-wide-transcriptome-analysis-of-frontal-cortex-in-rats-with-chronic-restraint-stress
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Yu Wang, Huili Jiang, Hong Meng, Jing Li, XinJing Yang, Bingcong Zhao, Yang Sun, Tuya Bao
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a chronic disease that adversely affects mood and cognition. In this study, we randomly divided the rats into control group (C), model group (M), fluoxetine group (F), and acupuncture group (A), used open-field test to ascertain whether acupuncture affects chronic restraint stress (CRS) induced depression-like behaviors of rats, and explored the antidepressant mechanism of acupuncture at the molecular level of transcriptome in the frontal cortex of CRS rats by RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094616/acupuncture-in-oncology-the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-may-not-depend-on-needle-retention-duration
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Byeongsang Oh, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, George Hruby, Gillian Lamoury, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen Clarke, Chris Zaslawski, Isobel Marr, Daniel Costa, Michael Back
BACKGROUND: Guidelines surrounding optimum needle retention duration in acupuncture have not been established, despite a growing evidence base for acupuncture over recent decades. This retrospective study explored the effect of varying acupuncture needle retention durations in cancer patients. METHOD: Patients received either 2 (n = 35), 10 (n = 53), or 20 minutes (n = 54) of acupuncture once a week for 6 weeks. Outcomes of anxiety and depression, stress, fatigue, and quality of life (QOL), with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue, and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life, were measured at baseline and at 6 weeks following the intervention...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080200/pivotal-factors-concerned-in-design-of-acupuncture-clinical-research-from-two-articles-in-jama
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Jia-Ni Wu, Zong-Shi Qin, Zhi-Shun Liu
Two randomized controlled trials of acupuncture concerning polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were published simultaneously in the 24th issue, 2017 of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A trial involving PCOS indicated that active acupuncture did not increase live birth compared with sham acupuncture; meanwhile, another trial referring to SUI showed that electroacupuncture resulted in less urine leakage compared with sham electroacupuncture. With an eye to the negative and positive results of acupuncture, three pivotal factors should be contemplated: (1) proper illness for acupuncture, that is, a problem need to be solved in current medical science, and acupuncture may really work for it; (2) proper pre-studied primary outcome, which is better be objective and repeatedly measurable to reveal the therapeutic effect of acupuncture truly and objectively; (3) proper sham control, which can blind the patients to the upmost extent with minimal biological effects...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078967/laser-acupuncture-at-gv20-improves-brain-damage-and-oxidative-stress-in-animal-model-of-focal-ischemic-stroke
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Jinatta Jittiwat
The burden of stroke is high and is continually increasing due to a dramatic growth in the world's elderly population. Novel therapeutic strategies are therefore required. The present study sought to determine the effect of laser acupuncture at GV20 on brain damage, oxidative-status markers in the cerebral cortex, and superoxide dismutase in the mitochondria of an animal model of focal ischemic stroke. Wistar rats, weighing 300-350 g, were divided into the following four groups: (1) control; (2) permanent occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery (Rt...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072011/-effect-of-electroacupunctrue-stimulation-at-fenglong-st-40-on-expression-of-srebp-1-c-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rats
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Min Yu, Gang Li, Cheng-Lin Tang, Rui-Qi Gao, Qi-Ting Feng, Jing Cao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) stimulation at "Fenglong"(ST 40) on expression of sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 c(SREBP-1 c) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) rats, so as to reveal its mechanism underlying improving NAFLD. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomly divided into normal diet group, high-fat diet group, ST 40 manual acupuncture (MA) group, ST 40 EA group and "Zusanli"(ST 36) EA group(n=12 in each group). Apart from the normal diet group, rats in other groups were fed with high-fat diet to replicate NAFLD model...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071976/-hypothalamic-transcription-profiles-associated-with-twirling-reducing-needling-in-rats-with-stress-induced-prehypertension
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Qi-Sheng Sun, Qi-Ying Guo, Wen-Rui Jia, Zong-Yu Jin, Zhi Ji, Qiu-Lei Guo, Fang-Yuan Yang, He Zhan, He Wang, Qing-Guo Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of twirling-reducing needling on changes of profile of differentially-expressed genes in the hypothalamus in rats with stress-induced prehypertension (SI-PHT), so as to explore its mechanism under-lying improvement of prehypertension. METHODS: Wistar male rats were randomly divided into blank control group (n=12), model group (n=12) and acupuncture group (n=10). The SI-PHT model was established by planta-electric-shock stimulation (30 V, 5 s) plus noise stimulation (80-100 db, 50 ms), twice daily, continuously for 11 days...
June 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071954/-protective-effect-of-acupuncture-serum-derived-from-acute-convulsion-rats-on-cultured-hip-pocampal-neurons-with-seizure-like-discharges-by-regulating-expression-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inducible-molecular-chaperones
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Hui Zhang, Fan Yang, Xu Wu, De-Kai Shen, Hao Chen, Sheng-Bing Wu, Wen-Ping Ang, Xiao-Ge Song, Ming-Yue Xie
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture serum on the number of apoptosis of the cultured hippocampal neurons with seizure-like discharges and the expression levels of endoplasmic reticulum stress-inducible molecular chaperones glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP 78), C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) and cysteine protease protein-12(Caspase-12), so as to reveal its protective mechanism on seizure-induced injury of hippocampal neurons. METHODS: A regular primary culture of neurons derived from the hippocampus of the newly-born SD rats was conducted for 10 days, then these cultured neurons that displayed seizure-like discharges in Mg(2+)-free medium were divided into normal extracellular fluid (medium) group (normal), Mg(2+)-free medium group, acupuncture serum group and non-acupuncture serum group (n=30)...
April 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071902/-from-treatment-of-stress-disease-by-acupuncture-to-correlation-between-acupuncture-and-stress
#17
Hong-Ru Zhang, Jia-Lei Tao, Sheng-Feng Lu, Sen-Lei Xu, Yi-Huang Gu
Stress disease is a body functional disorder caused by harmful stimuli overwhelming the nonspecific adaptive capabilities. Numerous evidence proved the feasibility of acupuncture in treating stress diseases. This paper aims at exploring new perspective in the study on the underlying mechanism of acupuncture in the treatment of stress diseases. The discussion is conducted by summarizing the pathogenesis of stress diseases and mechanisms of its treatment with acupuncture, in exploring the related factors of acupuncture and stress response, and the correlation between the two from the regulatory pathway, medium, characteristics and manifestations...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071896/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-intervention-on-levels-of-5-htt-5-ht1ar-ne%C3%AE-2r-of-brain-tissues-in-rats-with-post-stroke-depression
#18
Wei Xiao, Xian-Bao Zhang, Zhen Wang, Yan Wang, Xiao-Li Guo, Ling He, Fa-Jun Liang, Hui-Xing Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture intervention on serotonin transporter (5-HTT), 5-HT 1 A receptor (5-HT1AR), norepinephrine (NE) alpha receptor 2 (NEα2R) protein of brain tissues in rats with post-stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: Forty SD rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, medication group and acupuncture group, with 10 rats in each. The PSD model was established by the combination of middle cerebral artery occlusion and chronic non- predictable mild stress...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049652/acupuncture-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-reply
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Zhishun Liu, Yan Liu, Baoyan Liu
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October 17, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049649/acupuncture-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
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LETTER
Martin Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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