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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286776/the-efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-treating-depression-related-insomnia-compared-with-a-control-group-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bo Dong, Zeqin Chen, Xuan Yin, Danting Li, Jie Ma, Ping Yin, Yan Cao, Lixing Lao, Shifen Xu
Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as monotherapy and as an alternative therapy in treating depression-related insomnia. Data Source. Seven databases were searched starting from 1946 to March 30, 2016. Study Eligibility Criteria. Randomized-controlled trials of adult subjects (18-75 y) who had depression-related insomnia and had received acupuncture. Results. 18 randomized-controlled clinical trials (RCTs) were introduced in this meta-analysis. The findings determined that the acupuncture treatment made significant improvements in PSQI score (MD = -2...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280333/proteomic-analysis-of-tears-following-acupuncture-treatment-for-menopausal-dry-eye-disease-by-two-dimensional-nano-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Qingyu Liu, Junling Liu, Chengda Ren, Wenting Cai, Qingquan Wei, Yi Song, Jing Yu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether acupuncture is effective at treating dry eye disease among postmenopausal women and to identify the possible mechanisms. METHODS: Twenty-eight postmenopausal women with dry eye disease were randomly divided into two groups: an acupuncture plus artificial tears (AC + AT) group and an artificial tears (AT) only group. After baseline examination of clinical parameters and tear sample collection, each patient received the designated modality of topical therapy for 2 months...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271658/integrating-acupuncture-are-there-positive-health-outcomes-for-women
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Nicola Robinson
The key health issues for women tend to be primarily associated with the female reproductive system. There are also other gender priorities and consequences associated with ageing, which require effective interventions. Acupuncture is used worldwide and its evidence base is increasing on both mechanisms of action and its effectiveness in clinical care. Although acupuncture may be a valuable addition to healthcare for some conditions, it is rarely fully integrated into mainstream Western medicine clinical practice...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270938/acupuncture-attenuates-renal-sympathetic-activity-and-blood-pressure-via-beta-adrenergic-receptors-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jing-Wen Yang, Yang Ye, Xue-Rui Wang, Fang Li, Ling-Yong Xiao, Guang-Xia Shi, Cun-Zhi Liu
The sympathetic nervous system, via epinephrine and norepinephrine, regulates β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) expression, and renal sympathetic activation causes sustained increases in blood pressure by enhanced renin release. In this study, we aim to investigate the effect and underlying mechanism of acupuncture at Taichong (LR3) on renal sympathetic activity in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Unanesthetized rats were subject to daily acupuncture for 2 weeks. Mean blood pressure (MBP) and heart rate variability (HRV) were monitored at days 0, 7, and 14 by radiotelemetry...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265852/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-ii-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
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Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the United States and other Western countries, dry needling has been a topic in academic and legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of dry needling versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professionals, administrators, policymakers, and the general public by providing the authoritative evidence and expertise regarding critical issues of dry needling and reaching a consensus. We conclude that Dr. Travell, Dr. Gunn, Dr. Baldry and others who have promoted dry needling by simply rebranding (1) acupuncture as dry needling and (2) acupuncture points as trigger points (dry needling points)...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243308/application-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Yan Dong, Jiangquan Liao, Kuiwu Yao, Wenrui Jiang, Jie Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which is related to many cardiac and cerebral vascular diseases, especially stroke. It can therefore increase cardiovascular mortality and all-cause death. The current treatments of AF remain to be western drugs and radiofrequency ablation which are limited by the tolerance of patients, adverse side effects, and high recurrence rate, especially for the elderly. On the contrary, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with long history of use involves various treatment methods, including Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) or bioactive ingredients, Chinese patent medicines, acupuncture, Qigong, and Tai Chi Chuan...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236616/nuclear-factor-kb-and-inhibitor-of-kb-acupuncture-protection-against-acute-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rodents
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Wei Huang, Zhongyu Zhou, Bijiang Wan, Guang Chen, Jia Li
Context • Acute, focal, cerebral ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for treatment of acute brain ischemia. Nevertheless, the precise mechanism underlying the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture has not been elucidated. Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and nuclear factor of κ light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cell inhibitor alpha (IκB-α) are involved in cerebral inflammation. However, the involvement of NF-κB and IκB-α in the protective effects of acupuncture on ischemic tolerance remains unknown...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214637/unforgettable-ups-and-downs-of-acupuncture-anesthesia-in-china
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Lei Jin, Jin-Song Wu, Gong-Bai Chen, Liang-Fu Zhou
Acupuncture Anesthesia originated from the pain relief and pain prevention theory in acupuncture and moxibustion. This technique is a new exploration of anesthesiology and an original achievement of China, representing a landmark combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. Acupuncture Anesthesia was initiated in 1958, and, reflecting the historical background of China after the 1960s, the use of this technique widely spread throughout the country. Reaching other countries after 1971, Acupuncture Anesthesia made a significant impact, drawing attention from medical academia worldwide...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018479/acupuncture-as-an-intervention-to-reduce-alcohol-dependency-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Charlotte Southern, Charlie Lloyd, Jianping Liu, Congcong Wang, Tingting Zhang, Martin Bland, Hugh MacPherson
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been widely used as a treatment for alcohol dependence. An updated and rigorously conducted systematic review is needed to establish the extent and quality of the evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture as an intervention for reducing alcohol dependence. This review aimed to ascertain the effectiveness of acupuncture for reducing alcohol dependence as assessed by changes in either craving or withdrawal symptoms. METHODS: In this systematic review, a search strategy was designed to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) published in either the English or Chinese literature, with a priori eligibility criteria...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004301/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-i-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
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Arthur Yin Fan, Jun Xu, Yong-Ming Li
In the last twenty years, in the United States and other Western countries, dry needling (DN) became a hot and debatable topic, not only in academic but also in legal fields. This White Paper is to provide the authoritative information of DN versus acupuncture to academic scholars, healthcare professional administrators, lawmakers, and the general public through providing the authoritative evidence and experts' opinions regarding critical issues of DN versus acupuncture, and then reach consensus. DN is the use of dry needles alone, either solid filiform acupuncture needles or hollow-core hypodermic needles, to insert into the body for the treatment of muscle pain and related myofascial pain syndrome...
January 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978835/activation-of-hippocampal-mek1-contributes-to-the-cumulative-antinociceptive-effect-of-electroacupuncture-in-neuropathic-pain-rats
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Yong-Hui Gao, Cheng-Wen Li, Jun-Ying Wang, Yu Kan, Lian-Hong Tan, Xiang-Hong Jing, Jun-Ling Liu
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) intervention can relieve a variety of pain; however, optimal EA protocols have not been clearly determined. In addition, although central mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) signaling has been shown to be involved in the antinociceptive effect of acupuncture stimulation, its characteristics at different time-points of EA intervention have not been fully elucidated. Therefore, the present study investigated the relationship between the effects of different numbers of EA intervention sessions and the activation of MEK1 in the hippocampus and hypothalamus in a rat model of neuropathic pain...
December 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966183/electro-acupuncture-at-acupoint-st36-ameliorates-inflammation-and-regulates-th1-th2-balance-in-delayed-type-hypersensitivity
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Zhigang Wang, Tao Chen, Man Long, Longyun Chen, Lei Wang, Nina Yin, Zebin Chen
Increasing evidence indicates anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) therapy. However, its underlying mechanism on delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH), a classic allergic inflammatory disease, still remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to explore the immunomodulatory mechanism of EA intervention in a mouse model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced DTH. Mice were randomly divided into four groups: Control, OVA-DTH, DTH + EA, DTH + Sham. "Zusanli" acupoint (ST36) was used for DTH + EA, whereas a non-acupoint (localized 5 mm below the "Zusanli" acupoint) was selected for DTH + Sham...
April 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965830/western-medical-acupuncture-in-a-group-setting-for-knee-osteoarthritis-results-of-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Adrian White, Liz Tough, Vicky Eyre, Jane Vickery, Anthea Asprey, Cath Quinn, Fiona Warren, Colin Pritchard, Nadine E Foster, Rod S Taylor, Martin Underwood, Paul Dieppe
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests acupuncture may be effective for treating the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Offering this in a group setting may offer cost savings. The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility of a definitive trial to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Western medical acupuncture given in groups, or given individually, for adults with severe knee pain attributable to osteoarthritis. METHODS: A pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965256/traditional-chinese-acupuncture-versus-minimal-acupuncture-for-mild-to-moderate-knee-osteoarthritis-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Ning Sun, Guang-Xia Shi, Jian-Feng Tu, Yong-Ting Li, Li-Wen Zhang, Yan Cao, Yi Du, Jing-Jie Zhao, Da-Chang Xiong, Hai-Kun Hou, Cun-Zhi Liu
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders. Acupuncture is a popular form of complementary medicine for musculoskeletal conditions, although the evidence is inconclusive. Our objective is to evaluate the efficacy of traditional Chinese acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement in mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis (TCAKOA) participants. METHODS/ANALYSIS: 42 patients will be recruited who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate KOA and randomly allocated in equal proportions to traditional Chinese acupuncture or minimal acupuncture...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933511/appraisal-of-the-quality-and-contents-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-hypertension-management-in-chinese-medicine-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ya Yuwen, Xue-Jie Han, Wei-Liang Weng, Xue-Yao Zhao, Yu-Qi Liu, Wei-Qiang Li, Da-Sheng Liu, Yan-Ping Wang, Ai-Ping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and consistency of recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for hypertension in Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: CM CPGs were identified from 5 electronic databases and hand searches through related handbooks published from January 1990 to December 2013. Three reviewers independently appraised the CPGs based on the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument, and compared the CPGs' recommendations on CM syndrome pattern classification and treatment...
December 9, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930657/the-effects-of-auricular-electro-acupuncture-on-ameliorating-the-dysfunction-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-networks-and-nnosmrna-expression-in-antrum-of-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Huan Chen, Weijian Zhu, Jing Lu, Jinqing Fan, Luning Sun, Xiaoke Feng, Hao Liu, Zhaohui Zhang, Yongqing Wang
BACKGROUD: Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and nNOS play a crucial role in diabetic gastrointestinal dysmotility(DGD). Our previous study found that electro-acupuncture(EA) on ear point 'stomach' could repair the gastric dysrhythmias in rats induced by rectal distention(RD) after meal. However, little were known about the possible effect of auricular electro-acupuncture (AEA) on diabetic rats. Thus, we designed this study to investigate the effect of AEA on streptozotocin(STZ)-induced diabetic rats...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912957/acupuncture-and-related-techniques-during-perioperative-period-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
H Volkan Acar
Acupuncture has been used in the Far East for more than 2000 years. Since the early 1970s, this technique has been gaining popularity among Western medical community. A number of studies suggest that its mechanism of effect can be explained in biomedical terms. In this context, a number of transmitters and modulators including beta-endorphin, serotonin, substance P, interleukins, and calcitonin gene-related peptide are released. For that reason, acupuncture can be used in a wide variety of clinical conditions...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900606/evidence-based-therapies-of-chinese-medicine-for-chronic-urticaria-where-do-we-stand-and-where-are-we-going
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Yong-Ming Wang, Lin Du, Yuan-Jie Zhu
Chronic urticaria (CU) is characterized by repeated occurrence of wheals or itching for more than 6 weeks. When urticaria symptoms repeatedly occur despite taking Western medicines such as antihistamines, Chinese medicine (CM) has been shown to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence. However, the lack of robust evidence from the evidence-based medicine perspective is hindering acceptance of CM by the Western medicine community. In recent years, more and more evidence-based studies of CU treatment by CM were report in English literatures, including acupuncture, herbs, and food, although some of evidence is still with low quality...
November 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852717/efficacy-of-acupuncture-for-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-protocol-for-a-randomised-sham-acupuncture-controlled-trial
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Zongshi Qin, Yulong Ding, Jiani Wu, Jing Zhou, Likun Yang, Xiaoxu Liu, Zhishun Liu
INTRODUCTION: Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is a major public health problem and the primary reason why older adults seek lumbar spine surgery. Acupuncture may be effective for DLSS, but the evidence supporting this possibility is still limited. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 80 participants with DLSS will be randomly allocated to either an acupuncture group or a sham acupuncture (SA) group at a ratio of 1:1. 24 treatments will be provided over 8 weeks...
November 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844281/novel-neuroprotective-effects-of-melanin-concentrating-hormone-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ji-Yeun Park, Seung-Nam Kim, Junsang Yoo, Jaehwan Jang, Ahreum Lee, Ju-Young Oh, Hongwon Kim, Seung Tack Oh, Seong-Uk Park, Jongpil Kim, Hi-Joon Park, Songhee Jeon
Acupuncture has shown the therapeutic effect on various neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD). While investigating the neuroprotective mechanism of acupuncture, we firstly found the novel function of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) as a potent neuroprotective candidate. Here, we explored whether hypothalamic MCH mediates the neuroprotective action of acupuncture. In addition, we aimed at evaluating the neuroprotective effects of MCH and elucidating underlying mechanism in vitro and in vivo PD models...
November 14, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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