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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811830/changes-of-blood-flux-at-bl21-and-points-along-bl-meridian-resulted-from-acupuncture-or-moxibustion-case-cross-design-study
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Guangjun Wang, Shuyong Jia, Hongyan Li, Ze Wang, Yuying Tian, Weibo Zhang
Acupuncture (Acup) and moxibustion (Moxi) are commonly used interventions in clinical practice. However, the difference between Acup and moxibustion mechanisms is unclear. In current study, blood perfusion responses resulted from Acup or Moxi at Weishu acupoint (BL21) and control points were explored, respectively. The time series of blood flux signals at BL21 and control points were transformed with Morlet wavelet, and the differences in each frequency interval were observed. The results suggested that acupoint response to different stimulation is a comprehensive process which related to all components of blood perfusion signals...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810342/-study-on-the-excavated-wooden-carved-acupuncture-statue-of-the-western-han-dynasty-in-laoguanshan
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L X Huang
The painted red lines on the wooden carved acupuncture statue of Western Han Dynasty in Laoguanshan, illustrate the running courses of the"eleven meridians"on the body surface in the early meridian doctrine. The carved white lines show the body surface running courses of the"twelve meridians"in the meridian doctrine and the Sanjiao images in Sanjiao doctrine. The dots on the wooden carved acupuncture statue are of two categories, one of them is of regulatory, round and concave spots, which are carved before the process of lacquer undercoat...
May 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754994/-1-h-nmr-based-investigation-of-metabolic-response-to-electro-acupuncture-stimulation
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Caigui Lin, Zhiliang Wei, Kian-Kai Cheng, Jingjing Xu, Guiping Shen, Chang She, Huan Zhong, Xiaorong Chang, Jiyang Dong
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that has been found useful for treating various diseases. The treatments involve the insertion of fine needles at acupoints along specific meridians (meridian specificity). This study aims to investigate the metabolic basis of meridian specificity using proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)-based metabolomics. Electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulations were performed at acupoints of either Stomach Meridian of Foot-Yangming (SMFY) or Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang (GMFS) in healthy male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717380/response-of-local-nitric-oxide-release-to-manual-acupuncture-and-electrical-heat-in-humans-effects-of-reinforcement-methods
#4
Sheng-Xing Ma, Paul C Lee, Thomas L Anderson, Xi-Yan Li, Isabelle Z Jiang
This study was to examine the influences of manual acupuncture (MA) and electrical heat corresponding to reinforcing methods on nitric oxide (NO) release over the skin regions in humans. A device with collecting solution was taped to the skin surface along pericardium (PC) or lung (LU) meridian. Acupuncture needles were gently inserted into PC 4 with reinforcing stimulation (low force/rate) for 20 minutes in the MA group. LU11 on the finger was heated (43-44°C) by electrical heat for 20 minutes. Biocapture was consecutively conducted for two 20-minute intervals during and after each treatment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712481/korean-sa-ahm-acupuncture-for-treating-canine-oral-fibrosarcoma
#5
Keum Hwa Choi, Kristi Flynn
A nine-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever presented with oral fibrosarcoma. Sa-Ahm Traditional Korean acupuncture was provided along with medicinal herb treatment. Based on Sa-Ahm's theory, the constitution of this case was hypoactive Large-Intestine (LI) meridian qi. The acupuncture treatment was focused on reinforcing LI meridian qi along with reinforcing Small-Intestine and Liver meridian qi. The necrosis of the tumor started from 8 months after treatments and was completely necrotized around 1 month after initiation of tumor necrosis...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712474/postherpetic-neuralgia-practical-experiences-return-to-traditional-chinese-medicine
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REVIEW
Majid Avijgan, Seyedeh Tahoora Hajzargarbashi, Aliasghar Kamran, Mahtab Avijgan
Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a complication of herpes zoster that can cause different types of pain in the affected area. It often occurs mainly in severe cases of herpes zoster. The problem is defined as a persisting pain for 90-120 days after relieving of acute phase of herpes lesions. This complication causes suffering in patients and reduces the quality of life. In western medicine's viewpoints, PHN is due to disturbance in local and dermatomal nerves. There are several topical and systemic drugs that are used to manage the pain relief...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665547/effects-of-different-intensity-laser-acupuncture-at-two-adjacent-same-meridian-acupoints-on-nitric-oxide-and-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-releases-in-human
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Wan-Ling Jiang, Hua-Jiang Wei, Zhou-Yi Guo, Yi-Rong Ni, Hong-Qin Yang, Shu-Sen Xie
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to detect the influences of laser acupuncture (LA) at non-acupoint and two adjacent acupoints of pericardium meridian on the releases of nitric oxide (NO) and soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) in 20 healthy subjects. METHODS: Different intensities (12 mW, 24 mW, 48 mW) infrared laser were used for irradiating Jianshi (PC5), Ximen (PC4) acupoints and non-acupoint for 20 min, 40 min, respectively. Semi-circular tubes were taped to the skin surface and filled with NO-scavenging compound for 20 min to capture NO and sGC which were measured using spectrophotometry in a blinded fashion...
June 30, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646892/effect-of-acupuncture-on-cerebrovascular-reserve-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Shaosong Wang, Tingting Ma, Linpeng Wang, Lu Liu, Huilin Liu, Bin Li, Yuanbo Fu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of cerebral infarction has been growing year by year in China and around the world. According to clinical observation, acupuncture utilizing the "waking up the spirit" needling method is widely used in patients with cerebral infarction, though the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Additionally, a number of studies have begun to focus on the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) and cerebral infarction. The present study aims to investigate whether CVR is one of potential mechanisms underpinning this effect of acupuncture on patients with cerebral infarction...
June 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546679/effect-of-lotus-posture-on-acupuncture-meridian-energies-a-controlled-trial
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, T M Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Many studies have assessed Yoga practices using instruments such as AcuGraph, which measures conductances at Jing-Well points of acupuncture meridians. Such studies find that participation in Yoga programs ranging from a weekend to many months systematically increases subtle energy. Here, we report comparison of Jing-Well point conductances before and after sitting in Lotus Posture with those before and after sitting in a chair. METHODS: This was a controlled study conducted on 52 male Yoga practitioners (mean age in years 23...
May 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483188/agnihotra-yajna-a-prototype-of-south-asian-traditional-medical-knowledge
#10
Rahul Raveendran Nair
This study conceptualizes the principle of agnihotra yajna. The perusal of ancient and modern literature reveals that the functioning of the human body is impossible without maintaining an energetic continuum driven by sunlight. The seven major chakras existing over the spinal cord help to maintain this energetic continuum. Agnihotra yajna is proposed to balance the chakra system as a whole by minimizing entropy. Offerings of natural elements to fire lit in a copper pyramid during agnihotra liberate various volatile compounds having potent pharmacological actions...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483184/electrodermal-screening-of-asthmatics-with-acugraph-4
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age 35.36 ± 8.68 years) and fifty similarly aged (34.11 ± 7.29 years) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445309/exploring-spatial-patterns-of-acupoint-indications-from-clinical-data-a-strobe-compliant-article
#12
Won-Mo Jung, Soon-Ho Lee, Ye-Seul Lee, Younbyoung Chae
Every acupoint has specific indications for acupuncture treatment. These indications, primarily established based on the meridian system, have spatial patterns of symptoms on the human body. We investigated the associations between acupoints and symptom locations in 75 patients with chronic pain who were asked to sketch the localization of their symptoms on body schemes using the bodily sensation map (BSM) system. Combining the BSM and clinical information, we estimated the statistical parameters of relationships between acupoints and spatial information on symptoms...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358582/acupuncture-meridian-energies-in-patients-who-are-mentally-disturbed
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture medicine states that different pathologies exhibit different patterns of excitation in the 24 main acupuncture meridians. Previous exploratory work has shown that groups of patients with the same pathology exhibit such characteristic patterns when limited numbers of acupuncture points are measured with the AcuGraph meridian energy measuring device. This study reports patterns of meridian energies observed in an exploratory assessment of different classes of patient with mental disturbance...
July 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358020/nmr-based-metabolomics-reveals-alterations-of-electro-acupuncture-stimulations-on-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-rats
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Jingjing Xu, Xujuan Zheng, Kian-Kai Cheng, Xiaorong Chang, Guiping Shen, Mi Liu, Yadong Wang, Jiacheng Shen, Yuan Zhang, Qida He, Jiyang Dong, Zongbao Yang
Chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) is a common gastrointestinal disease which has been considered as precancerous lesions of gastric carcinoma. Previously, electro-acupuncture stimulation has been shown to be effective in ameliorating symptoms of CAG. However the underlying mechanism of this beneficial treatment is yet to be established. In the present study, an integrated histopathological examination along with molecular biological assay, as well as (1)H NMR analysis of multiple biological samples (urine, serum, stomach, cortex and medulla) were employed to systematically assess the pathology of CAG and therapeutic effect of electro-acupuncture stimulation at Sibai (ST 2), Liangmen (ST 21), and Zusanli (ST 36) acupoints located in the stomach meridian using a rat model of CAG...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254104/effect-of-laser-acupuncture-on-heart-rate-variability-of-nonpatients-and-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#15
Yiu Ming Wong
Sensory loss in a complete spinal cord injury (SCI) can be described as an injury that removes the ability of the brain to receive electrical afferent signals generated below the site of the injury. The sensory nervous system appears to be the same as the meridians in the concept of Oriental medicine, thus, we assumed that a complete SCI would lead to discontinuation of the meridians in humans. In this case series report with a cross-sectional view, we observed quantitative changes in heart rate variability induced by laser acupuncture at bilateral GB34 and ST36 points for 15 minutes in eight patients with complete SCIs between the levels of T8 and T12, and eight healthy individuals as a control group...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254103/is-there-volume-transmission-along-extracellular-fluid-pathways-corresponding-to-the-acupuncture-meridians
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Weibo Zhang, Ze Wang, Shuyong Jia, Yuying Tian, Guangjun Wang, Hongyan Li, Kjell Fuxe
Volume transmission is a new major communication signaling via extracellular fluid (interstitial fluid) pathways. It was proposed by the current authors that such pathways can explain the meridian phenomena and acupuncture effects. To investigate whether meridian-like structures exist in fish body and operate via volume transmission in extracellular fluid pathways, we injected alcian blue (AB) under anesthesia into Gephyrocharax melanocheir, which has a translucent body. The migration of AB could be seen directly and was recorded by a digital camera...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087178/acupuncture-for-serum-uric-acid-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yingjuan Huang, Jun Meng, Baoguo Sun, Ting Xiang, Xin Zhou, Biyu Xu, Yingzi Wu, Zexiong Chen, Shijun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia (HUA) is the most common disease associated with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and kidney disease. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the preliminary efficacy, mechanism, and safety of acupuncture on serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic HUA. METHODS: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial among 123 patients with asymptomatic HUA was conducted. The acupoints used in the acupuncture group were bilateral Five Shu in Spleen Meridian...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010835/treatment-of-an-adult-patient-with-atopic-dermatitis-using-traditional-korean-medicine-especially-sa-am-acupuncture
#18
Yong-Cheol Jeon, Hyun-Bae Lee
Atopic dermatitis is known not to respond well to many clinical treatments. In this report, we present the case of an adult woman with atopic dermatitis who was effectively treated by using traditional Korean medicine (TKM). The patient was diagnosed with psoriasis based on lung dryness and heat and heart fire. The patient underwent acupuncture treatment based on the theory of Sa-Am acupuncture. Two meridians, the hand tai-yin meridian and the foot tai-yang meridian, were used to control lung dryness, lung heat, and heart fire...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010831/technical-challenges-in-current-primo-vascular-system-research-and-potential-solutions
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REVIEW
Kyung A Kang, Claudio Maldonado, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Since Bonghan Kim's discovery of the Bonghan system (BHS) in the 1960s, numerous reports have suggested that the system is fundamental for maintaining mammalian life. The BHS is a circulatory system independent of the blood or the lymphatic system, forms an extensive network throughout the entire mammalian body, has been reported to be the acupuncture meridian, stores distinct types of stem cells, and appears to have some roles in cancer metastasis. Despite Kim's first report having been published as early as 1962, research progress has been rather slow mainly because the system is very small and translucent, making it optically difficult to distinguish it from the hemoglobin-rich surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010830/anatomical-features-of-the-interscapular-area-where-wet-cupping-therapy-is-done-and-its-possible-relation-to-acupuncture-meridians
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REVIEW
Roshanak Ghods, Nasrin Sayfouri, Mohammad Hossein Ayati
Although wet cupping has been a treatment for centuries, its mechanism of action is not well understood. Because the anatomical features of the wet-cupping area might play a role in its mechanism, we focus on the features of the interscapular area in which a common type of wet-cupping therapy (WCT), called Hijamat-e-Aam in Iranian medicine, is usually applied and discuss the possible relation of those features to the acupuncture meridians. We gathered and analyzed data from reliable textbooks on modern medicine with a focus on the anatomical features of the interscapular area, topics related to WTC in Iranian medicine, and acupuncture sources obtained by searching PubMed, Google-Scholar, and Science Direct...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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