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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812501/repeated-acupuncture-treatments-modulate-amygdala-resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-depressive-patients
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Xiaoyun Wang, Zengjian Wang, Jian Liu, Jun Chen, Xian Liu, Guangning Nie, Joon-Seok Byun, Yilin Liang, Joel Park, Ruiwang Huang, Ming Liu, Bo Liu, Jian Kong
As a widely-applied alternative therapy, acupuncture is gaining popularity in Western society. One challenge that remains, however, is incorporating it into mainstream medicine. One solution is to combine acupuncture with other conventional, mainstream treatments. In this study, we investigated the combination effect of acupuncture and the antidepressant fluoxetine, as well as its underlying mechanism using resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) in patients with major depressive disorders. Forty-six female depressed patients were randomized into a verum acupuncture plus fluoxetine or a sham acupuncture plus fluoxetine group for eight weeks...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800006/the-effect-of-repeated-electroacupuncture-analgesia-on-neurotrophic-and-cytokine-factors-in-neuropathic-pain-rats
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Junying Wang, Yonghui Gao, Shuping Chen, Chenlin Duanmu, Jianliang Zhang, Xiumei Feng, Yaxia Yan, Junling Liu, Gerhard Litscher
Chronic pain is a common disability influencing quality of life. Results of previous studies showed that acupuncture has a cumulative analgesic effect, but the relationship with spinal cytokines neurotrophic factors released by astrocytes remains unknown. The present study was designed to observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment on spinal cytokines neurotrophic factors in chronic neuropathic pain rats. The chronic neuropathic pain was established by chronic constrictive injury (CCI). EA treatment was applied at Zusanli (ST36) and Yanglingquan (GB34) (both bilateral) once a day, for 30 min...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776762/soluble-n-ethylmaleimide-sensitive-factor-attachment-receptor-snare-protein-involved-in-the-remission-of-depression-by-acupuncture-in-rats
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Ling Fan, Zhao Chen, Wenbin Fu, Nenggui Xu, Jianhua Liu, Aiping Lu, Ziping Li, Shengyong Su, Taixiang Wu, Aihua Ou
This study aims to investigate the molecular mechanisms of acupuncture in the remission of depression. A depressive disorder model was induced by exposing Sprague-Dawley rats to chronic unpredictable stress. The rats were divided into five groups: healthy (blank group) and stressed rats (model group), and stressed rats treated with acupuncture (acupuncture group), riluzole (riluzole group), acupuncture combined with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection (acupuncture+BTX-A group) or riluzole combined with BTX-A injection (riluzole+BTX-A group)...
October 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776494/moxibustion-treatment-for-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chunhui Bao, Jingzhi Zhang, Jinmei Liu, Huirong Liu, Luyi Wu, Yin Shi, Jing Li, Zhihai Hu, Yongzheng Dong, Siyao Wang, Xiaoqing Zeng, Huangan Wu
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a worldwide disease with high morbidity. The effect of current treatment with Western medicine is not satisfactory. Although moxibustion treatment is widely used for gastrointestinal diseases, randomized controlled trials on the use of this treatment for IBS are limited. This study aims to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of moxibustion treatment in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METHODS/DESIGN: A multi-center, randomized, single-blind and placebo-controlled trial is employed...
October 24, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768943/state-risk-discourse-and-the-regulatory-preservation-of-traditional-medicine-knowledge-the-case-of-acupuncture-in-ontario-canada
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Nadine Ijaz, Heather Boon, Linda Muzzin, Sandy Welsh
Several United Nations bodies have advised countries to actively preserve Traditional Medicine (TM) knowledge and prevent its misappropriation in regulatory structures. To help advance decision-making around this complex regulatory issue, we examine the relationship between risk discourse, epistemology and policy. This study presents a critical, postcolonial analysis of divergent risk discourses elaborated in two contrasting Ontario (Canada) government reports preceding that jurisdiction's regulation of acupuncture, the world's most widely practised TM therapy...
December 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738449/acupuncture-alters-expression-of-insulin-signaling-related-molecules-and-improves-insulin-resistance-in-oletf-rats
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Xin-Yu Huang, Liang Zhang, Jian Sun, Neng-Gui Xu, Wei Yi
To determine effect of acupuncture on insulin resistance in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats and to evaluate expression of insulin signaling components. Rats were divided into three groups: Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, OLETF rats, and acupuncture+OLETF rats. Acupuncture was subcutaneously applied to Neiguan (PC6), Zusanli (ST36), and Sanyinjiao (SP6); in contrast, acupuncture to Shenshu (BL23) was administered perpendicularly. For Neiguan (PC6) and Zusanli (ST36), needles were connected to an electroacupuncture (EA) apparatus...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725880/influence-of-acupuncture-in-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-and-cartilage-repairing
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Yan Zhang, Fei Bao, Yan Wang, Zhihong Wu
As two major non-operative methods, physiotherapy and acupuncture have been proved to be safe and effective in osteoarthritis (OA) treatment. However, only a little study focused on functions of both methods on cartilage repairing. The main goal of this research is to prove and compare effectiveness of acupuncture and physiotherapy on OA, and to explore their possible efficacy on cartilage repairing. One hundred knees of 50 participants with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) were randomly divided into acupuncture group and physiotherapy group...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725839/acupuncture-for-tourette-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Jinna Yu, Yongming Ye, Jun Liu, Yang Wang, Weina Peng, Zhishun Liu
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that affects both children and adults. We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) using acupuncture to treat TS written in English or Chinese without restrictions on publication status. Study selection, data extraction, and assessment of study quality were conducted independently by two reviewers. Meta-analyses were performed using Review Manager (RevMan) 5.3 software from the Cochrane Collaboration. Data were combined with the fixed-effect model based on a heterogeneity test...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707699/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupuncture-point-stimulation-at-different-frequencies-in-a-rat-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Xiangdi Yu, Fangxiang Zhang, Bingning Chen
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture and related techniques are used worldwide to alleviate pain; however, their mechanisms of action are still not fully understood. In the present study, we investigated the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) at different frequencies in a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model of neuropathic pain in rats. METHODS: CCI was induced by ligating the common sciatic nerve, which produced neuropathic pain. 18 male Sprague-Dawley rats with CCI were randomly divided into three groups (n=6 each) that remained untreated (CCI group) or received TEAS at high frequency (CCI+TEAS-H group) or TEAS at low frequency (CCI+TEAS-L group)...
October 4, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706768/effects-of-sacral-nerve-stimulation-with-acupuncture-on-gut-transit-time-and-c-kit-expression-in-colon-of-rats-with-slow-transit-constipation
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Y G Zhang, W J Shao, Y F Gu, J F Qiu, L Yuan, G D Li
Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is an alternative surgical approach to alleviate fecal incontinence and constipation. This study aimed to explore the effects and underlying mechanisms of SNS with acupuncture on gut transit time and colon c-kit protein expression in rats with slow transit constipation (STC). Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: blank control, SNS, Mosapride, sham SNS, and STC model control group. The STC model was established by subcutaneous injection of morphine...
September 23, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680977/antidepressant-like-effects-of-acupuncture-involved-the-erk-signaling-pathway-in-rats
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Xuhui Zhang, Yingzhou Song, Tuya Bao, Miao Yu, Mingmin Xu, Yu Guo, Yu Wang, Chuntao Zhang, Bingcong Zhao
BACKGROUND: The extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway is considered to be associated with the pathogenesis and treatment of depression. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to ameliorate depression-related behavior and promote neurogenesis. In this study, we explored the role of the ERK signaling pathway in the antidepressant-like effects of acupuncture in rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). METHODS: Eighty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into eight groups: control group, model group, model + Acupuncture group (Acu group), model + fluoxetine group (FLX group), model + DMSO group (DMSO group), model + PD98059 group (PD group), model + Acupuncture + PD98059 group (Acu + PD group) and model + fluoxetine + PD98059 group (FLX + PD group)...
September 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663925/acupuncture-as-a-complementary-method-of-traditional-psoriasis-treatment-myth-or-reality
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Darija Mahović, Fanika Mrsić
Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632349/the-effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-apelin-apj-system-in-the-spinal-cord-of-rats-with-inflammatory-pain
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Ke Wang, Ziyong Ju, Yue Yong, Tongyu Chen, Jiangang Song, Jia Zhou
BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) is widely applied for pain management, but the analgesic effects of EA have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effect of EA on inflammatory pain caused by intraplantar injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) and apelin/APJ expression in the spinal cord of rats. METHODS: The study was conducted in 3 parts. In part 1, Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups (n = 10): sham, CFA, EA (CFA + 2 Hz EA at acupoints), and NA-EA (CFA + acupuncture without electrical stimulation)...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618609/why-acupuncture-in-pain-treatment
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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 16, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582785/attenuation-of-blood-pressure-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-by-acupuncture-was-associated-with-reduction-oxidative-stress-and-improvement-from-endothelial-dysfunction
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Sin Bond Leung, Hongwei Zhang, Chi Wai Lau, Zhi-Xiu Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertension can be treated effectively by acupuncture; however, the association between acupuncture and endothelial function remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture on endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress-related parameters in spontaneously hypertensive animals. METHODS: Eighteen-week-old Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKYs) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) were arbitrarily divided into four groups: WKY control (n = 8), SHR control (n = 8), SHR sham-acupuncture (n = 8) and SHR acupuncture (n = 8)...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574922/effect-of-electroacupuncture-in-zusanli-and-kunlun-acupoints-on-tlr4-signaling-pathway-of-adjuvant-arthritis-rats
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Zhe-Qing Dong, Ji Zhu, De-Zhao Lu, Qin Chen, Ying-Ling Xu
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. Previous study suggested that toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathway contributes to the development and progression of RA. In recent years, acupuncture has become one of the most vital treatments of arthralgia. But little is known about the mechanisms of improving RA by acupuncture. STUDY QUESTION: The study studied the effect of electroacupuncture in "Zusanli" and "Kunlun" acupoints on the expression of TLR4, myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MYD88), and NF-κB in adjuvant arthritis rats to clarify the molecular mechanism of acupuncture of RA...
August 29, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
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