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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105480/-analysis-of-meridians-and-acupoints-rules-in-acupuncture-treatment-of-dysmenorrhea-based-on-data-mining
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Wei-Hao Chen, Shu-Jun Lin, Yi-Min Zhang, Yu-Juan Zhang, Han-Yu Lin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rules of acupoints and meridians selection for dysmenorrhea based on data mining. METHODS: The literature on acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhea was reviewed and a database of dysmenorrhea prescriptions regarding the main points of acupuncture was established with Excel 2003 software, using the relevance rule and cluster analysis methods in data mining technology to analyze the characteristics and laws in acupuncture prescription. RESULTS: One hundred and fourteen acupuncture prescriptions were included...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080196/nitric-oxide-signaling-molecules-in-acupoints-toward-mechanisms-of-acupuncture
#2
Sheng-Xing Ma
Recent clinical trial studies have demonstrated that the effects of acupuncture on pain improvement are small and no difference between acupoints and non-points. Whether acupuncture needles must be inserted in specific points depends on whether acupoint specificity exists that is still not resolved, and is now urgent. Previous anatomical studies have demonstrated that acupoints exist higher number of nerve fibers/trunks, blood vessels, hair follicles, and sweat glands as well as density of the gap junction...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078971/acupuncture-effect-on-pain-mouth-opening-limitation-and-on-the-energy-meridians-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vera Lr Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria Lb Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz Rosário de Sousa
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), recognized as the most common conditions of chronic orofacial pain, have a multifactorial etiology. Acupuncture can help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with these conditions, because it can rebalance the energy (Qi) circulating in the meridians. The aim of the study was to verify the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating the pain; mouth opening limitation, and energy circulating in the meridians of patients with TMD of muscular or mixed origin. This was a controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba SP, Brazil...
October 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072003/-qi-runs-through-acupuncture-needle-stimulation-and-pulse-diagnosis-our-considerations-about-connotations-of-qi-in-acupuncture-diagnosis-treatment-scriptures-in-yellow-emperor-s-inner-canon
#4
Shan Jiang, Jing-Sheng Zhao
The ancient classic work Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon has abundant expositions about the relationship between the acupuncture needle manipulation and pulse diagnosis. However, the relevant imparting and inheritance situations are relatively weaker nowadays probably due to the rapid development of modern diagnosis-therapeutic techniques and some faults or careless omission in understanding classical medical works. Qi, a core concept of the abundant expositions in Inner Canon, has seldom been thoroughly interpreted about its connotations...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071979/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-stimulation-of-acupoints-of-heart-meridian-on-brain-connectivity-in-27-healthy-volunteer-subjects
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Wen-Ying Shi, Ping Li, Xiao-Rong Chang, Bi-Dan Lou, Jin-Xiang Li, Jie Huang, Lei Fan, Rong Luo, Ding Liu, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of brain rest-state functional connectivity following electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation of right Xia-Jiquan (HT 1), Shaohai (HT 3), Lingdao (HT 4) and Shenmen (HT 7) of the Heart Meridian and non-acupoints in healthy volunteers so as to provide an imaging basis for clinical treatment of some related disorders. METHODS: A total of 20 healthy volunteers who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into HT-acupoint group (n=10 cases) and non-acupoint group (n=10 cases) according to the visiting sequence...
June 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071970/-meta-analysis-on-the-therapeutic-effect-of-acupuncture-at-meridian-sinew-for-spastic-paralysis-after-stroke
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Yu Zhang, Tie-Ming Ma, Zeng-Hua Bai, Bo-Wen Sun, Hong-Yi Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To review systematically the clinical effects of spastic paralysis after stroke treated with acupuncture at meridian sinew ("Jingjin", musculotendon). METHODS: "Meridian sinew" "stroke" and "spasm" were taken as the key words to retrieve from the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastracture Database (CNKI), Chongqing VIP Chinese Science and Technology Periodical Database (VIP), Chinese Biomedical Library (CBM), Wanfang Data, PubMed and the Cochrane Library...
April 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071899/-acupoints-selection-exploring-for-acupuncture-treatment-of-insulin-resistance-based-on-data-mining
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Zhi-Xing Li, Dan-Chun Lan, Hai-Hua Zhang, Jian Sun, Xiao-Zhuan Chen, Run-Ze Huang, Wei Yi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics and rules of acupoint selection for acupuncture treatment of insulin resistance. METHODS: Data collections were conducted by searching references on acupuncture treatment of insulin resistance in PubMed, CNKI, VIP data base from 1991 to 2016, and acupuncture prescription data base for acupuncture treatment of insulin resistance was established. Data mining was applied to analyze the characteristics and rules of acupoint selection...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071898/-distribution-of-press-sensitive-acupoints-in-patients-with-tinnitus
#8
Mei-Qi Ji, Shan-Shan Tian, Dai Liu, Wei Zhang, Jie-Ping Xie, Ya-Li Zhang, Chun-Hua Li, Yan Gao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularity of distribution of press-sensitive acupoints on the body surface in tinnitus patients, so as to provide evidence for selecting suitable acupuncture points in the treatment of tinnitus. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of tinnitus patients (from 25 to 75 years in age) were recruited in the present study. The patient was asked to take a sitting, supine and prone position, successively, and the operator used the thumb to moderately press the subject's head, neck, back, four limbs below the knee- and elbow joints along the three Hand- and three Foot-yang and yin meridians...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
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/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
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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
#14
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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