Read by QxMD icon Read

Acupuncture meridian

Fletcher Kovich
This article provides a new definition of an acupuncture meridian. It suggests that a meridian consists of a distal tract of tissue that is affected by organ function. In the 1960's, Kim discovered the primo vascular system, and regarded the superficial primo vessels as equating to the meridians. Instead, this article suggests that the superficial primo vessels merely underlie the meridians, in that they enable their creation, which is why some meridians are said to occur along the paths of superficial primo vessels...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Lei Zhang, Paul Chan, Zhong Min Liu, Yi Li Tseng, C Will Chen, Ming Tse Lin, Wing P Chan, Ting-Kai Leung
Under the concept of meridian channels that belongs to traditional Chinese medicine, BIOCERAMIC Resonance (BR) has already been applied to many clinical medical research projects with functions mimicking of traditional acupuncture. Forty-five patients were recruited with chronic sleep disorders; 36 patients were given, applied to the device with BIOCERAMIC material and sound rhythm on chest skin surface; 9 patients were included as controls. All study participants completed a sleep pattern and quality of life questionnaire (assessment on psychological and physical causes of sleep disturbances), which was repeated before, during and after treatment...
April 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Yonghui Zhang, Lin Zhang, Min Lu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effects on the postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and functional rehabilitation with acupuncture at the distal points along the affected meridians and femoral nerve block. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with knee prosthesis were collected and randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. All of the patients received the femoral nerve block before operation. The analgesia pump was used for analgesia after operation and TKA postoperative rehabilitation was adopted...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shuangshuang Feng, Zhongwei Hou
A - B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion ( Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing ) is the earliest and existed well-known work on acupuncture and moxibustion, with irreplaceable literature values and huge impacts on the later generations. Feiyang (BL 58) is the luo -connecting point of the bladder meridian and recorded 11 times in A - B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion . This book is the representative for the exploration on the acupoint nomenclature and clinical connotation. Through the investigation on the textual connotation of the specified terms and the alias of Feiyang (BL 58), it was discovered that the nomenclature of this acupoint was based on the main symptoms, the characters of the running course of meridian and acupuncture effects...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Huicheng Wang, Ergang Wang, Baorong Zhang
In this paper, scientific theory was used to prove that the meridian was the resonant channel of information energy of life, and experiment and demonstration was performed to reveal meridians to explore the significance of revealing meridian. Based on the theory of physics, biochemistry, molecular biology and information theory, the essence of meridian was demonstrated in theory. According to TCM meridian theory, acupuncture was applied at selected acupoints; the infrared thermograms of stomach meridian of foot yangming , large intestine meridian of hand yangming , small intestine meridian of hand taiyang , pericardium meridian of hand jueyin , heart meridian of hand shaoyin , triple energizer meridian of hand shaoyang , liver meridian of foot jueyin , bladder meridian of foot taiyang were recorded before and after acupuncture...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Di Bian, Yuejiao Sui, Hui Tian
In Treatise on Febrile Diseases , ZHANG Zhongjing had used Qimen (LR 14) for the most times compared with other acupoints among the limited numbers of acupuncture prescriptions. Qimen (LR 14) is the front- mu point of the liver meridian, acting on smoothing liver qi and regulating qi activity. It is commonly used to treat the disorders caused by retarded circulation of qi and blood, such as distension and pain of the hypochondriac region and masses. Based on the opening-closing-pivot theory of the six meridians, the specificity of the running course of the jueyin meridian and the property of Qimen (LR 14), the mechanisms of Qimen (LR 14) were analyzed on the treatment of febrile diseases, aiming to enhance the considerations and application of this points in clinical practice and contribute to the further understanding of ZHANG Zhongjing ' s academic thoughts on the syndrome differentiation in the treatment of diseases...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Kwok Yin Au, Haiyong Chen, Wing Chung Lam, Chiu On Chong, Andrew Lau, Varut Vardhanabhuti, Kin Cheung Mak, Fei Jiang, Wing Yi Lam, Fung Man Wu, Hiu Ngok Chan, Yan Wah Ng, Bacon Fung-Leung Ng, Eric Tat-Chi Ziea, Lixing Lao
BACKGROUND: Sinew acupuncture is a new modality of acupuncture in which needles are inserted into acupoints, ashi points or spasm points of sinew and muscles along the meridian sinew pathway. A previous observational study revealed that sinew acupuncture has immediate analgesic effects on various soft tissue injuries, including knee injuries. However, no rigorous trials have been conducted. This study aims to examine whether sinew acupuncture can safely relieve pain and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and improve patients' functional movement and quality of life...
April 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Peter T Dorsher, Poney Chiang
Background: Accumulating evidence from anatomical, physiologic, and neuroimaging research shows that Classical acupuncture points stimulate nerve trunks or their branches in the head, trunk, and extremities. The first part of this series revealed that phenomenon in the extremities. Principal meridian distributions mirror those of major peripheral nerves there and Classical acupuncture points are proximate to peripheral nerves there. These relationships were shown to be consistent with the linear neuroembryologic development of the extremities...
April 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Andrijana Sterjovska-Aleksovska, Kristina Kozovska
BACKGROUND: Ovarian endometriotic cysts, also known as 'chocolate' cysts or ovarian endometriomas, appear as endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity which grows inside ovaries. Endometriotic cysts can cause chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, impairment of ovarian function in regards to subfertility, etc. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is effectively treating subfertility associated with endometriosis for years, and the treatment gives positive results in achieving pregnancy...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Mei-Jun Deng, Chun-Yan Liu, Yu Xie, Jie-Bin Zhu, Zhen-Hua Xu
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the regularity of application of Lianquan (CV 23) in clinical practice in Chinese ancient times through analysis of ancient traditional Chinese medical (TCM) literature. METHODS: A total of 60 books involving CV 23 from the 1 156 ancient TCM books listed in the fifth edition of Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicine were collected by using CV 23 as the main keyword and "Sheben" "Benchi", and "Jieben" (the other names of CV 23 in TCM)as the supplementary keywords and analyzed systematically...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Vera L Rasera Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria L Bressiani Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz R de Sousa
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a set of changes that affects the muscles of mastication, temporomandibular joint, teeth, and associated periodontal and orofacial structures. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the imbalance of energy (Qi) circulating in the acupuncture meridians is always the primary etiologic cause of any physical manifestation. The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of Qi imbalance in patients with TMD by means of an objective measurement. The clinical study was conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil...
February 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Fengjuan Du, Yongzhi Xiao
Harikyuuhousouyou (《》)was written in 1827 and the author is unknown. The book has only one version which is collected by the National Library of Vietnam. The book contains one volume and includes contraindication of acupuncture and moxibustion, meridian points, point locations, indications and the therapeutic methods at extraordinary points. They are mainly cited from Zhen Jiu Da Quan (《》 Great Compendium on Acupuncture and Moxibustion ) by XU Feng , Yi Xue Ru Men (《》 Elementary Medicine ) by LI Chan and Shou Shi Bao Yuan (《》 Longevity and Health Preservation ) by GONG Tingxian in the Ming Dynasty...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yonghui Lu
The standardization of patient posture for acupuncture treatment was discussed. According to the opinions in Neijing ( Inner Canon of Huangdi ), combined with the clinical practice of acupuncture, it was believed that the patient posture for acupuncture treatment should be standardized based on Neijing . The standardized patient posture was the foundation of acupuncture, the need of blood flow and requirement of acupuncture technique. The combination of three elements was beneficial for the traveling of spirit- qi through meridian-acupoint, which could regulate balance of yin and yang to treat disease...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Pengna Zhao, Yanping Wang, Feifei Gu, Chaozheng Li, Yulong Wei, Guangjun Wang, Weibo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of the intervention with electric thermal bian stone and air suction cup on blood perfusion (BP) at meridian points and explore the approach of accurate measurement and regulation of meridian qi and blood balance in "precise acupuncture". METHODS: The laser Doppler line scanner (LDLS) was used to measure BP at bilateral yua n-primary points at the pericardium meridian, the triple energizer meridian, the gallbladder meridian and the liver meridian (small cycle of jueyin to shaoyang meridians) at 31 healthy receptors...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shahin Ahmedov, Baris Filiz
OBJECTIVES: An enhancement of aerobic capacity has always been in the scope of various exercise programs. Apart from traditional, like endurance training, methods to improve aerobic performance, there is growing interest to alternative bodywork techniques, like massage, yoga, and acupuncture. This study aimed to investigate the acupressure effect on maximal aerobic capacity (VO2 max) in healthy young adult males. DESIGN: Forty young healthy participants were randomly divided into intervention (n = 20) and control (n = 20) groups...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Roy Lauterbach, Cara Ferrer Sokolovski, Jenia Rozenberg, Amir Weissman
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aims of the present study were to evaluate acupuncture as an alternative treatment to an indwelling catheter for women with postpartum urinary retention, and to evaluate the accuracy of sonographic estimation of bladder volume by portable bedside equipment in women postpartum. STUDY BACKGROUND: Post-partum urinary retention is a common obstetric complication. The accepted method for diagnosing post void residual bladder volume is by ultrasound or catheterization...
April 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Jae-Hong Kim, Myung-Rae Cho, Ju-Hyung Park, Jeong-Cheol Shin, Ji-Hyun Cho, Gwang-Cheon Park, Dongwoo Nam
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains are some of the most frequent injuries of the musculoskeletal system. However, there is no substantive evidence supporting which treatment strategy is superior. Taping with Kinesiotape (KT) is a new method that is used as an alternative to the more established taping and bracing techniques used for the prophylaxis and treatment of ankle sprains. The aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of KT on ankle sprain by comparing acupuncture combined with KT (AcuKT) with acupuncture alone in patients with acute lateral ankle sprains...
February 20, 2018: Trials
Wenrui Jia, Yue Zhang, Qiying Guo, Qisheng Sun, Qiulei Guo, Zhi Ji, Fangyuan Yang, He Zhan, He Wang, Minghe Sui, Zhongwei Hou, Chaoyang Wang, Qingguo Liu
To explore the application of gene chip technology in the acupuncture research so as to provide evidences for the mechanism of acupuncture for regulating bodies. The literature on the application of gene chip technology in the acupuncture field from 2001 to 2016 was collected in PubMed, Springer, CNKI and WANFANG databases, which was analyzed and summarized. There were some achievements of the technology for acupuncture research, focusing on the five aspects, including the study of the relationship between meridian-point and viscera, the influencing factors of acupuncture effect, the effect and mechanism of acupuncture analgesia, the mechanism of acupuncture anti-aging, the effect and mechanism of acupuncture for diseases of each system...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shimin Pan, Jinxiang Li, Xi Zhang, Ying Li, Jie Yan, Wei Zhang, Sha Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of the acupuncture regulating qi based on the compatibility of the five meridians and common western medication for gastroesophageal reflux disease with the disharmony between liver and stomach. METHODS: Sixty patients were divided into two groups according to non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and reflux esophagitis (RE). Those in the two groups were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group. There were 57 cases included (28 in the observation group with 2 dropping, 29 in the control group with 1 dropping)...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jingsheng Zhao
The relationship between acupuncture theory and clinical practice is getting problematic with the development of acupuncture clinical practice. In the paper, in view of the theoretic study itself, the reasons and the approaches to the recognition are explored. The characteristics of acupuncture therapeutic methods include the site for application and the technique method in generally. Their theoretical construction is relatively limited in the system category of acupuncture. The sites of acupuncture application are various, including vessels, the muscle regions of meridians, the intersection of skin and muscle, corresponding points and others...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"