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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338443/barriers-to-acupuncture-use-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ting Bao, Qing Li, Janice L DeRito, Christina Seluzicki, Eun-Ok Im, Jun Mao
INTRODUCTION: Increasing evidence suggests that acupuncture may be helpful to manage common symptoms and treatment side effects among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Acupuncture usage among BC survivors remains low with little known about the barriers to its utilization. We evaluated perceived barriers to acupuncture use among BC survivors and explored the sociodemographic variations of such barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis at an urban academic cancer center on 593 postmenopausal women with a history of stage I-III hormone receptor-positive BC who were taking or had taken an aromatase inhibitor...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311441/yellow-tongue-coating-is-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-among-japanese-non-smoking-men-and-women-the-toon-health-study
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Kiyohide Tomooka, Isao Saito, Shinya Furukawa, Koutatsu Maruyama, Eri Eguchi, Hiroyasu Iso, Takeshi Tanigawa
BACKGROUND: Yellow tongue coating is one of the clinical signs for diabetes mellitus according to traditional East Asian medicine. Few reports have been available on the association between yellow tongue coating and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the general population. We examined that association among population samples of non-smoking men and women. METHODS: The study subjects were Japanese non-smoking men (n = 315) and women (n = 654) aged 30-79 years who resided in Toon city and participated in the Toon Health Study from July 2011 through November 2014...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231617/-protocol-optimization-and-quality-control-of-large-scale-acupuncture-clinical-trial-for-infertility
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Yingying Deng, Jingshu Gao, Hongli Ma, Rong Wang, Xiuhua Chen, Hongxia Ma, Xiaofeng Xu, Juan Li, Xiaoke Wu
The design of research protocol and quality control are the key to ensure the quality of clinical trial. A randomized clinical trial regarding the effects of medication combined with acupuncture on live birth rate in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which was initially designed as a comparative effectiveness research, then added with an acupuncture control group and finally became a factorial analysis, is taken as an example to explain the protocol design and optimization process, demonstrating the high level of methodology design and international recognization...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231512/-discussion-on-dry-needling-being-part-of-acupuncture
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Zengfu Peng, Nenggui Xu, Zhaoxiang Bian, Canhui Li, Weidong Lu, Tao Huang, Shaobai Wang
We think that all the methods of puncturing into the skin to prevent and treat diseases are belong to acupuncture science. In spite of its basic theory of meridian and acupoint, anatomy and physiology have been important parts of modern acupuncture science. "Dry needling", however, is limited to trigger point theory. As for the positions, acupuncture is applied mainly at acupoints, involving in skin, muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves; while "dry needling" is used mostly at muscles. The needles of acupuncture are in various lengths and diameters and its manipulations are abundant, including the traditional skills and the achievements of modern science and technology research, such as electroacupuncture...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231350/-learning-experience-of-acupuncture-technique-from-professor-zhang-jin
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Hongsheng Xue, Jin Zhang
As a famous acupuncturist in the world, professor ZHANG Jin believes the key of acupuncture technique is the use of force, and the understanding of the "concentrating the force into needle body" is essential to understand the essence of acupuncture technique. With deep study of Huangdi Neijing (The Inner Canon of Huangdi) and Zhenjiu Dacheng (Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), the author further learned professor ZHANG Jin's theory and operation specification of "concentrating force into needle body, so the force arriving before and together with needle"...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231346/-discussion-on-locating-of-back-shu-points
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Bingyan Cao, Shipeng Zhu, Tong Liu
Back-shu points were firstly discussed in Lingshu (the Miraculous Pivot), and various location methods of back-shu points had been proposed by acupuncturists until conclusive method was made in Song dynasty. In this paper, the different location methods of back-shu points were reviewed; based on this, the reasons of divergences among each theory on location methods were discussed, and the theoretical background and reference of the original establishment of back-shu points were further explored. Therefore, it was proposed that the standardized location of back-shu points should be just considered as the center of possible distribution range, and adjustment should be made during clinical application according to the variability of individual combined with finger pressing...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231332/-deqi-qi-arrival-theory-in-ancient-tcm-books
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Yan Zhao, Lingyun Lu, Luqiang Sun, Shusen Zhang, Siyuan Zhou, Ying Li
Acupuncturists in all ages emphasize deqi(qi arrival). We arranged and analyzed contents on deqi and qi arrival electronic texts in 1156 ancient medical books through Chinese Medical Code, the major electronic series of books on TCM, with medical classics as well as acupuncture-moxibustion and tuina parts as the emphasis. It is found that deqi is a standard for traditional acupuncture effect evaluation. Meanwhile, it acts on regulating body cold, heat, insufficiency and excess, guiding reinforce-reducing manipulation, determining needle depth, retaining and withdrawing, as well as prognosis, etc...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231328/-the-academic-characteristics-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-of-professor-zhang-yongshu-a-famous-acupuncturist-in-southern-fujian
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Weiwei Xu, Xianjun Meng, Anning Zhu, Yu Wang, Wuyougumo Luo, Zifang Kuang
Professor ZHANG Yongshu, who studied from professor LIU Zhangjie, is a famous acupuncturist in Quanzhou of Southern Fujian. The publications authored by professor ZHANG Yongshu were collected in this study to summarize his academic characteristics of acupuncture and moxibustion. The result indicated he highly valued the regulation of yang qi, and established the theory of "developing yang to nourish yin", which proposes to develop yang qi to achieve the effect of culturing yin; he summarized eight methods to regulate the governor vessel and conception vessel, which can condition the body's yin and yang; he paid attention to moxibustion therapy and its dosage, and made the best of direct moxibustion...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197903/acupuncture-acc-and-the-medicines-act
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Daniel J Ryan
Acupuncture is covered under the Accident Compensation (Liability to Pay or Contribute to Cost of Treatment) Regulations 2003, and is therefore eligible for Accident Compensation Corporation payments for the treatment of personal injuries. This study searched New Zealand acupuncturists' websites for therapeutic claims that may breach Section 58(1)(a) of the Medicines Act. A search of acupuncturists' websites shows that many claim to be able to treat a wide range of conditions, despite a lack of evidence showing the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of those conditions...
December 1, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105234/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-australian-women-aged-45-and-older-who-consult-acupuncturists-for-their-osteoarthritis
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Lu Yang, Wenbo Peng, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: There is growing acupuncture use amongst people with osteoarthritis, and acupuncture has been shown to have a positive effect on osteoarthritis. The aim of the study is to identify the characteristics of Australian women who consult acupuncturists for osteoarthritis treatment in order to help inform patients, practitioners and policy makers about the range of health care options accessed by older women with osteoarthritis. METHODS: The research reported here involved participants from a sub-study of the Sax Institute's 45 and Up Study in Australia...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071897/-characteristics-of-deqi-induced-by-needling-zusanli-st-36-in-527-healthy-volunteers-with-different-constitutions
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Fei Liu, Xiao-Guang Yang, Xue-Zhi Li, Ni-Ni Fu, Xiao-Fang Xi, Yi Ren
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the theory of constitution in terms of Chinese medicine and clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment via analyzling the characteristics of Deqi during acupuncture stimulation of Zusanli (ST 36) in healthy volunteers with different constitutions. METHODS: In the present study, a total of 527 healthy undergraduate student volunteers (267 girls and 260 boys) were recruited. They received questionnaire first about their constitutions in accordance with Professor WANG Qi's Classification and Determination of Constitution in terms of Chinese medicine...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920142/acupuncture-for-reduction-of-symptom-burden-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Gary Deng, Sergio Giralt, David J Chung, Heather Landau, Jonathan Siman, Benjamin Search, Marci Coleton, Emily Vertosick, Nathan Shapiro, Christine Chien, Xin S Wang, Barrie Cassileth, Jun J Mao
PURPOSE: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is potentially curative for a number of hematologic malignancies, but is associated with high symptom burden. We conducted a randomized sham-controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an integrative treatment for managing common symptoms during HCT. METHODS: Adult patients with multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose melphalan followed by autologous HCT (AHCT) were randomized to receive either true or sham acupuncture once daily for 5 days starting the day after chemotherapy...
September 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884737/-the-application-of-the-acupuncture-techniques-for-the-combined-treatment-of-neurotic-tics-in-the-children
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V V Polunina, B A Polyaev, O A Laisheva, A N Lobov, S V Pavlova
At present, the frequency of neurosis in the children is growing under the influence of the increasingly intensive stressful factors. The neurotic ticks are one of the manifestations of neurosis in the children characterized by involuntary movements; they are often accompanied by hyperactivity, deficit of attention, fatigue, and headaches. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture used for the treatment of neurotic tics in the children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the basis of the department of children's rehabilitation of the Moscow city polyclinic #39...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoń≠ Fizicheskoń≠ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775110/bilateral-pneumothoraces-following-acupuncture
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Palmi Oskarsson, Craig Andrew Walker, Simon Leigh-Smith
A 50-year-old woman was brought to the emergency department with shortness of breath and chest tightness following acupuncture to her upper back for a chronically painful left shoulder. She had symptoms of respiratory distress and chest X-ray revealed bilateral pneumothoraces. Symptoms resolved after insertion of bilateral Seldinger chest drains. She was admitted to the Cardiothoracic Surgery ward, chest drains were removed on the second and third days and the patient was discharged from hospital after 3 days...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712482/ultrasonography-in-acupuncture-uses-in-education-and-research
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Mabel Qi He Leow, Shu Li Cui, Mohammad Taufik Bin Mohamed Shah, Taige Cao, Shian Chao Tay, Peter Kay Chai Tay, Chin Chin Ooi
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676831/the-japanese-version-of-the-massachusetts-general-hospital-acupuncture-sensation-scale-a-validation-study
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Masako Nishiwaki, Miho Takayama, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Morihiro Nasu, Jian Kong, Nobuari Takakura
Acupuncture sensations are considered essential in producing the treatment effect of acupuncture. The Massachusetts General Hospital Acupuncture Sensation Scale (MASS) is a frequently used scale in acupuncture research to measure acupuncture sensations. We translated the MASS into Japanese (Japanese MASS) based on Beaton's guidelines. 30 acupuncturists evaluated the relevancy and meaning of the 12 descriptors included in the Japanese MASS. The content validity ratios for 10 of the 12 descriptors were 0.33 or greater...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661695/treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-integrative-oncology-a-survey-of-acupuncture-and-oriental-medicine-practitioners
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Zhaoxue Lu, Jennifer Moody, Benjamin L Marx, Tracy Hammerstrom
OBJECTIVES: Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly integrated into cancer care. We sought detail on the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) with acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) by surveying practitioners at integrative oncology (IO) sites across the United States. DESIGN: Online survey of licensed acupuncturists. SETTING/LOCATION: IO sites in the United States. SUBJECTS: Fifteen licensed acupuncturists who completed the survey between February 2014 and June 2014...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619298/alternative-medicine-worker-health-and-absenteeism-in-the-united-states
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Kate Rybczynski
Health related absenteeism costs an estimated $153 billion annually in the United States (Witters and Agrawal, 2011).1 Chronic conditions (major contributors to absenteeism) are often successfully managed by Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). As CAM becomes an increasingly visible component of healthcare, firms may wish to consider whether CAM therapies can help reduce illness-related absenteeism. This paper aims to extend the literature on healthcare utilization and absenteeism by exploring whether CAM treatment is associated with fewer workdays missed due to illness...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611366/safety-of-acupuncture-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Malcolm W C Chan, Xin Yin Wu, Justin C Y Wu, Samuel Y S Wong, Vincent C H Chung
Acupuncture is increasingly used worldwide. It is becoming more accepted by both patients and healthcare providers. However, the current understanding of its adverse events (AEs) is fragmented. We conducted this overview to collect all systematic reviews (SRs) on the AEs of acupuncture and related therapies. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from inception to December 2015. Methodological quality of included reviews was assessed with a validated instrument. Evidence was narratively reported. Seventeen SRs covering various types of acupuncture were included...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595577/complementary-and-conventional-providers-in-cancer-care-experience-of-communication-with-patients-and-steps-to-improve-communication-with-other-providers
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Trine Stub, Sara A Quandt, Thomas A Arcury, Joanne C Sandberg, Agnete E Kristoffersen
BACKGROUND: Effective interdisciplinary communication is important to achieve better quality in health care. The aims of this study were to compare conventional and complementary providers' experience of communication about complementary therapies and conventional medicine with their cancer patients, and to investigate how they experience interdisciplinary communication and cooperation. METHOD: This study analyzed data from a self-administrated questionnaire. A total of 606 different health care providers, from four counties in Norway, completed the questionnaire...
June 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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