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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254104/effect-of-laser-acupuncture-on-heart-rate-variability-of-nonpatients-and-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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...
January 6, 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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990169/a-correlation-study-between-two-adjacent-same-meridian-acupoints-after-laser-needle-acupuncture-with-optical-coherence-tomography-and-diffuse-reflectance-spectra
#7
Xiuli Wu, Huajiang Wei, Zhouyi Guo, Yirong Ni, Zhiming Liu, Hongqin Yang, Shusen Xie, Lianpeng Zhou
This study is to investigate the correlations among Sanjian (LI3), Hegu (LI4), and Yangxi (LI5) acupoints and their corresponding nonacupoints on the Yangming Large Intestine Meridian of Hand before and after laser irradiation using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and diffuse reflectance spectra. The experiment was conducted on 10 healthy people. A 658 nm laser with 50 mW output power was used for irradiating LI4, LI5 acupoints and their corresponding nonacupoints. As to LI4 acupoint with laser irradiation for duration of 15 or 45 minutes, the OCT backscattered light intensities of LI4 and LI5 acupoints increased significantly, and the reflectance intensities (RIs) of the LI3, LI4, and LI5 acupoints decreased significantly...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885326/review-of-clinical-studies-of-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-using-acupuncture-and-moxibustion
#8
REVIEW
Jun Ji, Yan Huang, Xia-Fei Wang, Zhe Ma, Huan-Gan Wu, Hyoyoung Im, Hui-Rong Liu, Lu-Yi Wu, Jing Li
Background. Clinical studies suggest that acupuncture and moxibustion therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) can regulate bowel inflammation, and these treatments have the advantages of low rates of adverse reactions and recurrence as well as good long-term efficacy. We reviewed the current status of clinical studies of the treatment. Methods. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using the therapy as the major intervention for treating UC were included from 1995 to 2015. The extracted data mainly included diagnostic standards, treatment methods, selection of acupoints, treatment times and courses, and efficacy determination criteria...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776763/unilateral-and-immediate-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-xiaohai-si8-and-jianwaishu-si14-of-the-small-intestine-meridian-increases-electromyographic-activity-and-strength-in-the-ipsilateral-and-contralateral-upper-trapezius-muscle
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Leandro L de Souza, Fernanda L B de Araujo, Fernanda A M da Silva, Thaís S Mucciaroni, João E de Araujo
We previously showed that a yin meridian of the upper limb decreased electromyographic activity (root mean square) and muscle strength ipsilateral and contralateral to the side of stimulation. Here, we tested the upper trapezius (UT) muscle response after stimulation of a yang meridian of the upper limb, the small intestine (SI). Thirty-eight healthy volunteers were randomized into the following groups: UT muscle (SI14), distant of the UT muscle (SI8), without stimulation (CG), and sham (R3). An acupuncturist certificated by the Brazilian Society of Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists performed the needle insertion...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650095/mast-cell-derived-exosomes-at-the-stimulated-acupoints-activating-the-neuro-immuno-regulation
#10
Bo Chen, Ming-Yue Li, Yi Guo, Xue Zhao, Hui-Min Calista Lim
Exosomes are cell-derived vesicles that take part in intercellular signaling. Research has shown that acupuncture is closely related to affecting the functions of the mast cells in the local region of the acupoint, and stimulating the afferent nerve. Mast cells have a connection with the conduction within the meridians, and play an important role in immuno-regulation. The 'synapse-like' connection between the mast cells and nerve endings is the basis for the exchange of information between these two tissues...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618609/why-acupuncture-in-pain-treatment
#11
REVIEW
Alena Ondrejkovicova, Gabriel Petrovics, Katarína Svitkova, Bibiana Bajtekova, Ondrej Bangha
Acupuncture is one of the branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine dating back almost 5 000 years. The expansion of China's trade and business relations with other Asian countries brought about the spreading of acupuncture in 7th Century. Nowadays, acupuncture is an interdisciplinary clinical field of Medicine dealing with treatment, diagnostics and prevention of mainly functional disorders, algic, allergic and addictive conditions of various etiology, localization and intensity. It draws from the millennia of experience of Oriental Medicine as well as contemporary knowledge of morphology, physiology and neurophysiology...
July 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526159/ultrastructure-of-the-subcutaneous-primo-vascular-system-in-rat-abdomen
#12
Chae Jeong Lim, So Yeong Lee, Pan Dong Ryu
Recently, we identified the primo-vascular system (PVS), a novel vascular network, in rat subcutaneous tissues. Little is known about the subcutaneous PVS (sc-PVS). Here, we examined the ultrastructure of the sc-PVS in the hypodermis at the rat abdominal midline by electron microscopy. On the surface of sc-PVS, we observed three types of cells: microcells (5-6 μm), large elliptical cells (>20 μm), and erythrocyte (3-4 μm). The inside of the sc-PVS was filled with numerous cells, which can be classified into three major groups: leucocytes, mast cells, and erythrocytes...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526157/chronological-review-on-scientific-findings-of-bonghan-system-and-primo-vascular-system
#13
Kyung A Kang
In 1962, Bonghan Kim in North Korea published a report on a new vascular system in mammals, which he claimed as the acupuncture meridian. He soon named it the Bonghan System. Between 1962 and 1965, he published five reports, with detailed descriptions on the system. Kim also described the self-regenerating nature of a unique cell type Sanals in the system and these cells are now confirmed to be a type of stem cells. According to his findings, the system appears to have vital roles in maintaining mammalian lives...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509621/-qijie-theory-of-lai-s-tongyuan-acupuncture-technique
#14
Juanjuan Zhuang, Jihong Wang, Xinsheng Lai
Qijie theory is one of the important components of TCM meridian and collateral system. It is the shortcut for the communication from the exterior to the interior and for the transverse connection, strengthens the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on the disorders of internal organs and enlarges the indications of acupoints. Professor LAI Xinsheng originally creats Tongyuan acupuncture technique. It is a kind of acupuncture therapeutic methods, including promoting the circulation of the governor vessel, regulating the mind and conducting qi to the origin...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495129/laser-acupuncture-causes-thermal-changes-in-small-intestine-meridian-pathway
#15
Regina Célia de Souza, Mario Pansini, Gisele Arruda, Caroline Valente, Marcos Leal Brioschi
The acupuncture meridians represent the flow of corporal energy which contains the acupuncture points. Laser acupuncture is a form of acupuncture stimulation by the use of laser. Thermographic images represent the propagation of heat in micro-environmental systems. The objective of this study was to investigate the use of thermographic images to document the changes on the small intestine meridian (S.I.M.) when submitted to laser acupuncture. Another important issue regards to the analysis of the flow direction if it is upward when stimulated by acupuncture points...
November 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485868/-using-guangming-gb37-acupoint-to-treat-eye-diseases-from-historical-suspense-to-modern-clinical-experiments
#16
T Huang, M Z Wu
Guangming (GB37) gained its name before the writing of Huang di Ming Tang Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Mingtang Classic), the earliest work of the art of acupuncture point. However, in acupuncture and moxibustion works before the Song Dynasty, this acupoint was not used to treat eye diseases. In Dou Hanqing's Zhen jiu biao you fu (Song to Elucidate Mysteries in Acupuncture Moxibustion), Guangming was used to treat oculopathy as an alias of Cuanzhu (BL2). Influenced by this, the alias "Guangming" was mistaken as Guangming (GB37) of the Gallbladder Meridian in the Bian que shen ying zhen jiu yu long jing (Bian Que Acupuncture and Moxibustion Jade Dragon Classic) of the Yuan Dynasty, and the symptom of eye itch was added to the indications of Guangming (GB37)...
May 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455961/acupuncture-to-improve-tolerance-of-diagnostic-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-in-patients-without-systemic-sedation-results-of-a-single-center-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial-drks00000164
#17
Anja Schaible, Katja Schwan, Thomas Bruckner, Konstanze Plaschke, Markus W Büchler, Markus Weigand, Peter Sauer, Christian Bopp, Phillip Knebel
BACKGROUND: Sedation prior to esophagogastroduodenoscopy is widespread and increases patient comfort. However, it demands additional trained personnel, accounts for up to 40 % of total endoscopy costs and impedes rapid hospital discharge. Most patients lose at least one day of work. 98 % of all serious adverse events occurring during esophagogastroduodenoscopy are ascribed to sedation. Acupuncture is reported to be effective as a supportive intervention for gastrointestinal endoscopy, similar to conventional premedication...
2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386645/-analysis-of-compatibility-laws-for-acupoint-selection-of-acupuncture-in-treating-diabetic-gastroparasis
#18
Fang Cao, Tie Li, Li-juan Ha, Chun-xiao Shan, Mu-jun Zhi, Fu-chun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To summarize and analyze the compatibility laws for acupoint selection of acupuncture in treating diabetic gastroparasis (DGP) in modern literatures of clinical researches. METHODS: Retrieved were literatures related to treating DGP by acupuncture or acupuncture combined other therapies from PubMed, CNKI, and WF from 1982 to 2014. Analyzed were frequency of acupoint use, meridians selected acupoints belonged to, regions selected, association laws of selected compatible acupoints...
May 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383493/study-on-stability-of-dms-meridian-detector
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ning Yang, Li Huang, Jiamin Yuan, Zhifang Zhang, Zhimin Yang
The stability of meridian detector was the basis to study meridian through conductance method. Ancient documents mentioned that the human body's blood could change with the time and meridians. When qi and blood came, the qi and blood would be full of that place; when qi and blood gone, the local skin shining could fade and recess. It liked the tidal fluctuation, then caused the corresponding acupuncture points conductance value changes. Modern studies had reported that meridian detector instrument the skin area of twelve meridians acupuncture points could change along with time within 24 hours...
May 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352515/-exploration-of-acupoints-selection-rule-of-coronary-heart-disease-treated-with-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-in-recent-10-years
#20
Ruizhi Liang, Yunzhu Liu
With the key words such as acupuncture and moxibustion, coronary heart disease, etc., CNKI, WANFANG and VIP databases were retrieved to get Chinese literature of coronary heart disease treated with acupuncture and moxibustion in recent 10 years. Related 76 articles were collected and 72 acupoints were applied. The potential relation among acupoints of the top 20 was analyzed by hierarchical cluster analysis. It was discovered that the main acupoints were Neiguan (PC 6), Xinshu (BL 15), Danzhong (CV 17), Geshu (BL 17) and Zusanli (ST 36), etc...
April 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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