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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764541/-tianjin-characteristics-of-integrated-traditional-chinese-and-western-medicine-in-first-aid-medical-system
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Zhijun Li
Tianjin, as the earliest city to open up, the exchange of Chinese and Western cultures also started earlier. Therefore, today's emergency medicine system with integrated features of Chinese and Western medicine is formed. Professor Wang Jinda, who works in Tianjin First Center Hospital, makes the theory of "treating bronchitis and treating diseases" and "three methods of three syndromes" for the treatment of severe diseases such as sepsis. The surgical aspect is the treatment of acute abdomen with the combination of Chinese and Western medicine which is proposed by Academician Wu Xianzhong who worked in Tianjin Nankai Hospital...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751517/bibliometric-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-scientific-production-between-1982-and-2016-indexed-in-pubmed
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Ricardo Consentino, Maria João Santos, Luís Carlos Matos, Jorge Pereira Machado
Background: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be understood as a system of sensations and findings designed to establish the functional vegetative state of the body. This state may be treated by several therapeutic methods such as acupuncture, Chinese pharmacotherapy, dietetics, Tuina , and Qigong . Nowadays, as a result of several evidence-based reported beneficial effects over specific pathological conditions, there is an increasing tendency to integrate some of these practices in Western medicine. The main goal of this study was to perform a bibliometric analysis of TCM scientific production between 1982 and 2016 indexed in PubMed, by analyzing several parameters including time and location distribution, publication quality, experimental design, and treatment methods...
May 3, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724984/a-study-on-the-korean-medicine-education-and-the-changes-in-the-traditional-korean-medicine-during-the-japanese-colonial-era-focused-on-the-korean-medicine-training-schools
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Yongyuan Huang
The modern education institutes play an important role in fostering professional talents, reproducing knowledge and studies, and forming the identities of certain academic fields and vocational communities. It is a matter of common knowledge that the absence of an official Korean medicine medical school during the Japanese colonial era was a severely disadvantageous factor in the aspects of academic progress, fostering follow-up personnel, and establishment of social capability. Therefore, the then Korean medicine circle put emphasis on inadequate official education institutes as the main factor behind oppression...
April 2018: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705474/acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-for-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Diogo Amorim, José Amado, Irma Brito, Sónia M Fiuza, Nicole Amorim, Cristina Costeira, Jorge Machado
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health concerns with a major contribution to the global burden of disease. When not treated, anxiety can be aggravated to more serious and complicated health problems. Pharmacology and psychotherapy stand for the conventional treatment for anxiety disorders but these present limited efficacy, especially in the case of chronic anxiety, with high relapse rates and often causing adverse side effects. Clinical research studies render acupuncture as a valid treatment therapy for anxiety disorders without significant adverse effects...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701040/-clinical-therapeutic-effects-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-the-assisted-therapy-of-acupuncture-at-the-points-detected-with-thermosensitive-moxibustion-in-zhuang-medicine
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An Huang, Yuzhou Pang, Qianqian Tang, Jing Xu, Jiyong Lin, Jianying Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with acupuncture at the points detected with thermosensitive moxibustion in Zhuang medicine combined with western medication. METHODS: A total of 168 RA patients in compliance with the inclusive criteria were collected and randomized into an observation group and a control group, 84 cases in each one. In the control group, in reference to the updated guideline of new drugs by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in 2013, the medication scheme was formulated for oral administration, methotrexate tablet 7...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696921/-acupuncture-for-female-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jian Liu, Aiai Wang, Guangning Nie, Xiaoyun Wang, Jian Huang
OBJECTIVE: to observe the effect differences and safety between acupuncture and sham acupuncture for female depression on the basis of conventional western medicine therapy. METHODS: Forty-two patients with depression who met the criteria were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 21 patients in each group. The basic treatment in the two groups was fluoxetine. The patients in the observation group were treated with acupuncture at Zhongwan (CV 12), Xiawan (CV 10), Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4) and bilateral Shangqu (KI 17)...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696915/-acupuncture-combined-with-medication-for-morning-blood-pressure-of-essential-hypertension
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Yi Zhang, Yuzheng Du
OBJECTIVE: Based on the western medication, to evaluate the advantages in the morning blood pressure treated with acupuncture at Fengchi (GB 20) and Neck-Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with acupuncture technique for activating blood circulation, eliminating wind and regulating the liver and spleen in the patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: A total of 90 patients of essential hypertension of the mild and moderate degrees were randomized into a medication group (30 cases, 3 dropping), No...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685141/sinew-acupuncture-for-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614884/the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-for-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hong Pan, Rongjiang Jin, Mengxiao Li, Zhihong Liu, Qing Xie, Pu Wang
To summarise the existing evidence and evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture as a clinical treatment for osteoporosis. Six English and four Chinese databases were searched from their inception to April 2017. Randomized controlled trials were included, in which warm acupuncture, needling or electroacupuncture were compared with sole Western medicine with osteoporosis. All the data were assessed and extracted by two authors independently. The bias risk assessment recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration's tool was used to assess the quality of the selected studies...
April 4, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601477/acupuncture-as-add-on-treatment-of-the-positive-negative-and-cognitive-symptoms-of-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maurits van den Noort, Sujung Yeo, Sabina Lim, Sook-Hyun Lee, Heike Staudte, Peggy Bosch
Background: Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorder that has a large impact on patients' lives. In addition to Western medicine, the use of additional treatments, such as acupuncture, in treating the positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms is increasing. Methods: We conducted a systematic review on the use of acupuncture as an add-on treatment for patients with schizophrenia that are in regular care, with a special focus on the treatment of the often accompanying sleep disorders. In this study, we searched the Medline, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and ERIC databases with a cut-off date of 31 December 2017, thereby following the guidelines of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) protocol...
March 30, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592844/anti-oxidative-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-of-acupuncture-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-the-hippocampus-of-vascular-dementia-rats
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Wen Zhu, Xue-Rui Wang, Si-Qi Du, Chao-Qun Yan, Na-Na Yang, Lu-Lu Lin, Guang-Xia Shi, Cun-Zhi Liu
Emerging evidence suggests that acupuncture treatment has anti-oxidative effects that effects cognitive impairment in vascular dementia (VD) rats. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1)/thioredoxin reductase-1 (TrxR-1) were involved in the beneficial effects of acupuncture. After 2-weeks of acupuncture treatment, Morris water maze (MWM), dihydroethidium (DHE) staining, Nissl staining and TdT-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining were used to assess the effects of acupuncture on cognitive function and hippocampal neuronal injury in two-vessel occlusion (2VO) model...
March 25, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581981/mechanism-of-activating-the-proprioceptive-nt-3-trkc-signalling-pathway-by-reverse-intervention-for-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-hamstring-reflex-arc-with-electroacupuncture
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Lei Zhang, Yan Zeng, Ji Qi, Taiyuan Guan, Xin Zhou, Yancheng He, Guoyou Wang, Shijie Fu
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important structure maintaining stability of the knee joints. Deficits in physical stability and the proprioceptive capabilities of the knee joints are observed, when the ACL is damaged. Additionally, a unilateral ACL injury can affect bilateral knee proprioception; therefore, proprioception of the ACL may play a key role in stability. Electroacupuncture therapy has a definite effect nerve regeneration. In this study, cynomolgus monkeys were randomly divided into 4 groups: the model control group, intervention of the injured knee with electroacupuncture (IIKE) group, intervention of the bilateral knees with electroacupuncture (IBKE) group, and the blank control group...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568892/effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-the-bdnf-trkb-pathway-in-the-spinal-cord-of-cci-rats
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Wen-Zhan Tu, Si-Si Li, Xia Jiang, Xin-Ru Qian, Guan-Hu Yang, Peng-Peng Gu, Bin Lu, Song-He Jiang
Microglia, which comprise a sensor for pathological events in the central nervous system, may be triggered by nerve injury and transformed from a quiescent state into an activated state; ionised calcium binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba1) is a sensitive marker associated with activated microglia. Accumulated evidence suggests that spinal activated microglia and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB) signalling pathway play major roles in the production and development of neuropathic pain...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550760/effect-of-acupuncture-on-the-tlr2-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Shu-Jun Lin, Lu-Xi Cao, Shao-Bing Cheng, Qiu-Fu Dai, Ji-Huan Lin, Liu Pu, Wei-Hao Chen, Yu-Juan Zhang, Shu-Lian Chen, Yi-Min Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of acupuncture on the TLR2/4-NF-κB signalling pathway in the cortex of Sprague-Dawley rats following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and investigate the possible mechanism underlying the effects of acupuncture on scar repair. METHODS: TBI was established using Feeney's free-falling epidural percussion model. In total, 108 rats were randomly divided into a normal group (n=18), untreated TBI model group (TBI group, n=36) and manual acupuncture-treated TBI group (TBI+MA, n=36)...
March 17, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533040/-effects-of-decompression-combined-with-electro-acupuncture-on-rat-with-acute-severe-upper-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-injury
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Ming-Sheng Tan, Yan-Lei Wang, Ying-Na Qi, Chun-Ke Dong, Wei Wang, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiang-Sheng Tang, Qing-Ying Hao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect and underlying mechanism of decompression(DE)combined with Governor Vessel(GV)electro-acupuncture(EA) on rats with acute severe upper cervical spinal cord compression injury. METHODS: Thirty SPF rats were randomly divided into 5 groups(control group A, B and experiment group C, D, E), 6 rats in each group. The model of acute severe upper cervical spinal cord compression injury were made by forcing a balloon catheter put in atlas pillow clearance...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524471/electroacupuncture-restores-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-via-modulation-of-5-ht-receptors-in-a-rat-model-of-depression
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Xuke Han, Huangan Wu, Ping Yin, Zeqin Chen, Xiaohua Cao, Yanhong Duan, Jian Xu, Lixing Lao, Shifen Xu
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to determine the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on Wistar Kyoto (WKY) depressive model rats and explore the possible mechanism of EA on hippocampal CA1 region neuronal synaptic plasticity. METHODS: The male WKY rats were randomized to three experimental groups (EA, Sham EA, and Model group, n = 8/group), and Wistar rats as the normal control group (n = 8). EA treatment was administered once daily for 3 weeks at acupuncture points Baihui (GV20) and Yintang (EX-HN3)...
May 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520557/feishu-acupuncture-inhibits-acetylcholine-synthesis-and-restores-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-m2-expression-in-the-lung-when-treating-allergic-asthma
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Yu-Li Liu, Li-de Zhang, Tie-Ming Ma, Si-Tong Song, Hai-Tao Liu, Xu Wang, Ning Li, Chang Yang, Song Yu
Acupuncture was proven beneficial in treating allergic inflammation. We aimed to explore the regulation underlying the effects of acupuncture on Feishu, an acupoint most commonly used in the acupuncture therapy for respiratory diseases, with respect to the system of sympathetic nerve neurotransmitter acetylcholine (Ach). Male Wistar rats were randomly grouping. No treatment was taken in the normal group. Allergic asthma was induced using ovalbumin on the model, Feishu acupuncture, and sham acupuncture groups; then control or acupuncture treatment lasting for 3 weeks was performed...
March 8, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488287/electro-acupuncture-at-st37-and-st25-induce-different-effects-on-colonic-motility-via-the-enteric-nervous-system-by-affecting-excitatory-and-inhibitory-neurons
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C Liang, K-Y Wang, M-R Gong, Q Li, Z Yu, B Xu
BACKGROUND: On the basis of the importance of the enteric nervous system (ENS) in gastrointestinal motility, we hypothesized that the ENS may mediate the therapeutic efficacy of electro-acupuncture (EA) in constipation by regulating the mechanisms underlying the effects of EA on gastrointestinal function. METHODS: Model mice with constipation were generated by gastric instillation of 0-4°C normal saline. Defecation time and stool (form and wet and dry weight) were assessed...
February 28, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473362/-effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-expression-of-cd36-in-peritoneal-macrophages-of-rabbits-with-atherosclerosis
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Zedong Cheng, Yulou Ning, Rui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the expressions of CD36 gene and protein in peritoneal macrophages of atherosclerotic rabbits, and to explore the mechanism of acupuncture regulation of atherosclerosis. METHODS: A total of 26 male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into a blank group (7 rabbits) and a model group (19 rabbits). The rabbits in the blank group were fed with common feedstuff, and those in the model group were applied with high fat diet and arteria carotis communis bullon injury...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473353/-acupuncture-at-five-mind-points-combined-with-modified-kidney-qi-decoction-for-vascular-dementia-of-kidney-essence-deficiency
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Fei Wang, Minji Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects for vascular dementia (VD) of kidney essence deficiency among acupuncture at five mind points combined with modified kidney qi decoction, simple acupuncture at five mind points and simple modified kidney qi decoction. METHODS: A total of 180 VD patients were randomly assigned into a combination group, an acupuncture group and a herb group, 60 cases in each one. The conventional western medication and rehabilitation training were for all the patients...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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