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Acupuncture meridian

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...
January 31, 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
Xuesi Hou, Qingchen Zhou, Lei Wang, Lu Cheng, Jiping Zhao
To discuss the acupuncture and moxibustion thoughts of diagnosis and treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea of adenomyosis on the basis of disease location and pathogenesis. In clinic, we take the "principle, method, prescription, acupoint and technic" as the outline, paying attention to identify disease location and establishing the method of "promoting blood to remove stasis, regulating thoroughfare vessel and conception vessel" on the basis of the pathogenesis of "stasis obstructing uterus, disharmony of thoroughfare vessel and conception vessel"...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Caiyi Chen, Bin Xu
The clinical syndrome differentiation system of acupuncture-moxibustion was proposed in this paper, which should reflect the core of acupuncture theory and characteristics of treatment, and take syndrome differentiation of meridian as key component. In case of meridian syndrome differentiation guided by syndrome differentiation of eight principles, extra emphasis should be placed on the differences of jing-jin diseases and zangfu diseases. Differentiating location should be key in jing-jin diseases; the acupoints should be selected according to location, and appropriate technique should be applied according to symptoms...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yuxia Yang, Rong Xiang, Yanyan Liu, E Chang, Yanling Huo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the methods for the therapeutic effect improvement in the treatment of post-stroke urinary retention. METHODS: Sixty-three patients of post-stroke urinary retention were randomized into an observation group (32 cases) and a control group (31 cases). The routine clinical medication of neurology and basic rehabilitation were adopted in the two groups. Additionally, in the control group, the intermittent urinary catheterization and bladder function training were applied...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Haiguang Yuan, Zhibin Liu, Weixing Feng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pain severity, the motor function of the upper limb and the quality of life in the patients of post-stroke shoulder pain treated with the touching-periosteum needling technique of the meridian muscle region theory. METHODS: One hundred and six cases of post-stroke shoulder pain were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 53 cases in each one. In the observation group, the touching-periosteum needle technique and the rehabilitation training were used on the bases of the theory of meridian muscle region...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jin Huo, Jiongqi Zhao, Yong Yuan, Jingjing Wang
This paper aims to review the research status of the effect mechanism of catgut-embedding therapy. The literature was retrieved from China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database with the keywords as "catgut-point embedding" "embedding", dated from the database establishment to December 2015. Totally, over 5 000 papers had been collected. It was summarized that TCM effect mechanism of catgut-point embedding therapy includes the effects of needle retaining and embedding, harmonizing yin and yang, balancing zangfu organs, promoting meridian qi, regulating qi and blood, tonifying for the deficiency and reducing for the excess, strengthening the antipathogenic qi and eliminating pathogens...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Dongming Liu
Through summarizing the meridian verses and acupoint verses of fourteen meridians, in views of the expression mode and content evolvement, the academic characteristics of fourteen-meridian-acupoint verse were discussed. Regarding the expression mode, three are the meridian based verse and the location-meridian based verse. Regarding the content evolvement, the changes in the basic content, the numbers of meridian points and the sequence of points distribution were reflected at different stages during the development of meridian and point theory...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Tiancheng Xu, Shiyuan Li, Xianhong Xu, Mengye Lu, Jingxin Zhang, Wenyuan Sun, Hongxin Zhang, Siyuan Song, Jiyu Gu, Jianhua Sun
Meridian theory plays an important role in the guidance of clinical practice of acupuncture and moxibustion. Since the publication of Zhenjiu Jiayi Jing (A-B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion), the meridian theory has been developed. In the paper, in view of complex science, the topological properties of acupoint-symptom network were analyzed quantitatively by taking acupoint as node and indication as the connection, such as high clustering coefficient and the small world effect. It was the first time to give the abstraction for the topological proof of the high efficiency information transmission property of acupoint-symptom network meridian system at different times...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Ting Du, Yulan Ren, Yonggang He, Zhihan Chen, Fanrong Liang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the protective effect of acupuncture along meridians on rats with myocardial ischemia and its effect and action mechanism on cardiomyocyte energy metabolism. METHODS: A total of 104 healthy 12-week-old SD rats were fed adaptively for 1 week and included into study with no disease symptoms observed. Of them, 24 SD rats were selected regardless of gender, and were randomly divided into a blank group and a sham operation group, 12 rats in each one...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shangqing Li, Aiai Dong, Zhijun Hu, Xinzhi Zhu
In theory of TCM, the root cause of knee osteoarthritis (xibi) is the deficiency of liver and kidney, while the symptoms are involved with multiple damages of muscles, tendons and joints. The exogenous evil of wind, coldness, dampness and heat as well as the blood stasis usually block the meridians and collaterals, which cause the knee osteoarthritis. Professor JI Laixi selects acupoints based on syndrome differentiation, and treats both root cause and symptoms. He attaches importance to the ashi points, and takes pain as acupoints...
January 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jing Zhao, Shujian Zhang
Sixty-seven textbooks in the Republic of China have been collected and divided into three stages according to their editing modes, named the early stage (1912-1927), the middle stage (1928-1939) and the late stage (1940-1949). The traditional teaching material of acupuncture was predominated at the early stage in the textbook compilation; meanwhile the editing mode was simple, and the content of it focuses on meridians, collaterals and acupoints and the modern scientific theories have been preliminarily introduced...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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