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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117967/updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-knee-pain
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Qinhong Zhang, Jinhuan Yue, Brenda Golianu, Zhongren Sun, Ying Lu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic knee pain (CKP). METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTERAL, CINAHL and four Chinese medical databases from their inception to June 2017. We included randomised controlled trials of acupuncture as the sole treatment or as an adjunctive treatment for CKP. The primary outcome was pain intensity measured by visual analogue scale (VAS), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain subscale and 11-point numeric rating scale...
November 8, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110407/acupuncture-inhibits-txnip-associated-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-to-attenuate-cognitive-impairment-in-vascular-dementia-rats
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Si-Qi Du, Xue-Rui Wang, Wen Zhu, Yang Ye, Jing-Wen Yang, Si-Ming Ma, Cai-Shuo Ji, Cun-Zhi Liu
AIMS: Oxidative stress and inflammation have been implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular dementia (VD). Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) plays a vital role in oxidative stress and NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation. There is evidence that acupuncture has an antioxidative and neuroprotective effect in VD. In this study, we investigated whether acupuncture can attenuate cognitive impairment via inhibiting TXNIP-associated oxidative stress and inflammation in VD rats...
November 6, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105478/-possible-living-factors-influencing-the-efficacy-of-acupuncture-analgesia-between-chinese-and-western-populations-caffeine
#3
Xiang Cui, Kun Liu, Mu-Jun Zhi, Ting Zhao, Xun He, Hao Liu, Xin-Yan Gao, Bing Zhu
It has been known for thousands of years that acupuncture can relieve pain. However, the efficacy of acupuncture analgesia (AA) now has to be reconsidered due to negative reports from western countries. In the present study, the possible correlation between caffeine and the difference in AA in China and western countries was determined using the following factors:1) caffeine and pain; 2) adenosine, adenosine receptor and caffeine; 3) AA and caffeine. As a non-selective antagonist of the adenosine receptor, caffeine at low doses can be used as an adjuvant analgesic, and can augment antinociception combined with other analgesics...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105468/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-intestinal-motility-and-expression-of-enteric-nervous-activity-related-proteins-in-functional-constipation-rats
#4
Xin Zhang, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Hai-Jiao Xing, Rui Jia, Li-Jia Pan, Jing Xu, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of manual acupuncture (MA), electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion interventions on intestinal motility and expression of enteric nervous activity related proteins calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV 1) and proteinase activated receptor-4 (PAR-4) in colon tissue of rats with functional constipation (FC), so as to select a better intervention method for FC. METHODS: Sixty male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control (n=8), model (n=11), medication (n=8), MA (n=11), EA (n=11), and moxibustion (n=11) groups...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080199/to-be-or-not-to-be-the-calculated-politics-of-acupuncture-in-jama
#5
Chang-Zhen Gong, Wei Liu
Ten acupuncture-related articles were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) between 1998 and 2017. Five studies showed positive results in terms of the effectiveness of acupuncture/Chinese medicine (CM); five studies showed negative results. This article summarizes the acupuncturerelated clinical trials published over the last 20 years in JAMA, and addresses what seems to be a fundamental ambivalence in Western medical journals regarding the scientific validity of acupuncture/CM...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072019/-clinical-studies-of-abdominal-acupuncture-combined-with-warm-needling-on-knee-osteoarthritis
#6
Qi-You Li, Jin Guo, Hua-Zhang Tian, Chun-Yan Zhang, Zhi-Xian Peng, Xing-Peng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical effects of abdominal acupuncture combined with warm needling on knee osteoarthritis (KOA). METHODS: Eighty-six patients with KOA were divided into a treatment group and a control group according to the digital random table, 43 cases in each one. In the treatment group, patients were treated with abdominal acupuncture at Zhongwan (CV 12), Guanyuan (CV 4) and Huaroumen (ST 24), Wailing (ST 26) and Xiafengshidian (Extra) on the affected side, as well as warm needling at Neixiyan (EX-LE 4), Dubi (ST 35), Heding (EX-LE 2), Liangqiu (ST 34) and Xuehai (SP 10) of the affected side...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072017/-effect-of-acupuncture-at-thirteen-evil-acupoints-on-liver-function-and-the-contents-of-blood-ammonia-and-%C3%AE-endorphin-in-patients-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
#7
Hong-Hui Su, Hou-Song Cui, Hui-Ling Su
OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of acupuncture at thirteen evil acupoints in patients with hepatic encephalopathy, and to explore its possible mechanism. METHODS: Patients with hepatic encephalopathy were randomly divided into acupuncture group (n=38) and western medicine group (n=36). Patients in the western medicine group were treated by intravenous injection of aspartate ornithine and branched chain amino acids, and those in the acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture at thirteen evil acupoints on the basis of the western medicine...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072011/-effect-of-electroacupunctrue-stimulation-at-fenglong-st-40-on-expression-of-srebp-1-c-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-rats
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Min Yu, Gang Li, Cheng-Lin Tang, Rui-Qi Gao, Qi-Ting Feng, Jing Cao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) stimulation at "Fenglong"(ST 40) on expression of sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 c(SREBP-1 c) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) rats, so as to reveal its mechanism underlying improving NAFLD. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomly divided into normal diet group, high-fat diet group, ST 40 manual acupuncture (MA) group, ST 40 EA group and "Zusanli"(ST 36) EA group(n=12 in each group). Apart from the normal diet group, rats in other groups were fed with high-fat diet to replicate NAFLD model...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072008/-effect-of-nape-seven-needles-on-expression-of-dll-4-and-hes-1-in-cervical-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-rats
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Yan Lu, Qing-Si Shen, Meng Tian, Hong-Ling Jia, Yong-Chen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of "Nape Seven Needles" on the expressions of Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll 4) and hairy and enhancer of split homolog 1(Hes 1) in cervical intervertebral disc degeneration(IVDD) rats, so as to explore its mechanism of deferring the degeneration of cervical intervertebral disc. METHODS: SD male rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group and a nape seven needles group (n=11 in each group). The IVDD model was established by static-dynamic imbalance method...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071999/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-and-manual-acupuncture-on-colonic-inflammatory-injury-cytokine-levels-and-cell-apoptosis-in-ulcerative-colitis-rats
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Li-Wei Shi, Han Gu, Ming-Jiang Liu, Jin-Gui Li, Xin Zhao, Jin-Ying Jiao, Nan Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) and manual acupuncture interventions on colonic inflammatory injury, cytokine level and cell apoptosis in ulcerative colitis (UC)rats, so as to reveal its mechanisms underlying improvement of UC. METHODS: A total of 32 SD rats were randomized into control, model, EA and manual acupuncture groups (8 rats/group). The UC model was established by intrarectally administration of 5% trinitro-benzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS)+ dehydrated alcohol...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071998/-effects-of-different-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-methods-on-plasma-no-nos-and-vip-contents-and-the-expression-of-colonic-vip-protein-in-functional-constipation-rats
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Rui Jia, Hai-Jiao Xing, Xuan-Ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-Zhu Du, Li-Jia Pan, Jing Xu, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of filiform needling, electroacupuncture, and moxibustion on functional constipation in rats, and to explore the possible mechanism of these three different methods. METHODS: Male SD rats were randomly divided into blank control group (n=8), model group (n=11), medication group (n=8), filiform needling group (n=11), electroacupuncture group (n=11), and moxibustion group (n=11). Functional constipation model was established by intragastric administration with the suspension of loperamide hydrochloride, daily for six days in a week...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071991/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-expression-of-apelin-apj-system-of-cerebral-vascular-endothelial-cell-in-rats-with-cerebral-infarction
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Li-Hong Yang, Yuan-Hao Du, Jing Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the regulation of APJ and its ligand Apelin on the angiogenesis pathway after cerebral infarction and the intervention effect of acupuncture. METHODS: Wistar rats were randomly divided into model group(n=90), electroacupuncture(EA) group(n=90), sham operation group(n=90) and control group(n=10). The first three groups were further divided into 1,3,6,9,12,24 h and 3,7, 12 d subgroups(n=10 in each subgroup). The cerebral infarction model was established by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071989/-systematic-evaluation-and-meta-analysis-on-acupuncture-for-peptic-ulcer
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Yao Tian, Ya-Nan Yan, Han-Yu Guan, Jia-Jia Ma, Zhuo-Yu Wang, Hui-Fang Ma, Zhao-Hong Xing
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for peptic ulcer. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for peptic ulcer were searched from China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), WanFang Database, Chinese Scientific and Technological Journals (VIP), China Biomedicine (CBM), PubMed and the Cochrane Library from the establishment time of databases to September, 2016. Data extraction and quality evaluation were implemented for the literature which met the inclusive criteria...
June 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071974/-effect-of-spleen-stomach-harmonizing-needling-on-insulin-resistance-and-expression-of-insulin-receptor-substrate-1-2-and-glucose-transporter-4-in-insulin-resistance-type-2-diabetes-rats
#14
Hong Chen, Zhi-Long Zhang, Xu Wang, Yuan-Qing Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture stimulation of "Quchi" (LI 11), "Hegu" (LI 4), "Zusanli" (ST 36), etc. with "spleen-stomach harmonizing" technique on insulin resistance index (ISI) and the expression of insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), IRS-2 (two upstream key proteins) and glucose transporter-4 (GluT-4, downstream key protein) of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3 K)/Akt signaling pathway in insulin resistance type 2 diabetes (IRT 2 D) rats, so as to explore its mechanism underling improvement of type 2 diabetes...
June 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071954/-protective-effect-of-acupuncture-serum-derived-from-acute-convulsion-rats-on-cultured-hip-pocampal-neurons-with-seizure-like-discharges-by-regulating-expression-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inducible-molecular-chaperones
#15
Hui Zhang, Fan Yang, Xu Wu, De-Kai Shen, Hao Chen, Sheng-Bing Wu, Wen-Ping Ang, Xiao-Ge Song, Ming-Yue Xie
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture serum on the number of apoptosis of the cultured hippocampal neurons with seizure-like discharges and the expression levels of endoplasmic reticulum stress-inducible molecular chaperones glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP 78), C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) and cysteine protease protein-12(Caspase-12), so as to reveal its protective mechanism on seizure-induced injury of hippocampal neurons. METHODS: A regular primary culture of neurons derived from the hippocampus of the newly-born SD rats was conducted for 10 days, then these cultured neurons that displayed seizure-like discharges in Mg(2+)-free medium were divided into normal extracellular fluid (medium) group (normal), Mg(2+)-free medium group, acupuncture serum group and non-acupuncture serum group (n=30)...
April 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071896/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-intervention-on-levels-of-5-htt-5-ht1ar-ne%C3%AE-2r-of-brain-tissues-in-rats-with-post-stroke-depression
#16
Wei Xiao, Xian-Bao Zhang, Zhen Wang, Yan Wang, Xiao-Li Guo, Ling He, Fa-Jun Liang, Hui-Xing Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of manual acupuncture intervention on serotonin transporter (5-HTT), 5-HT 1 A receptor (5-HT1AR), norepinephrine (NE) alpha receptor 2 (NEα2R) protein of brain tissues in rats with post-stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: Forty SD rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group, medication group and acupuncture group, with 10 rats in each. The PSD model was established by the combination of middle cerebral artery occlusion and chronic non- predictable mild stress...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070761/price-adjustment-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-procedures-based-on-a-standardized-value-parity-model
#17
Haiyin Wang, Chunlin Jin, Qingwu Jiang
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an important part of China's medical system. Due to the prolonged low price of TCM procedures and the lack of an effective mechanism for dynamic price adjustment, the development of TCM has markedly lagged behind Western medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasized the need to enhance the development of alternative and traditional medicine when creating national health care systems. The establishment of scientific and appropriate mechanisms to adjust the price of medical procedures in TCM is crucial to promoting the development of TCM...
October 24, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982045/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-randomized-to-receive-real-versus-placebo-acupuncture-on-the-day-of-fresh-or-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
#18
Mimi T Y Seto, Ka Wang Cheung, Tsz Kin Lo, Ernest H Y Ng
INTRODUCTION: Acupuncture is commonly used in various aspect of Western medicine in recent years including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Although there are many clinical trials of acupuncture in IVF and the Cochrane meta-analysis did not find benefit of adjuvant acupuncture for IVF, there is no report on the pregnancy outcomes of women who had received acupuncture during their IVF treatment. OBJECTIVES: To compare the pregnancy outcomes of women randomized to receive real versus placebo acupuncture during their IVF treatment...
November 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922926/acupuncture-plus-herbal-medicine-for-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Simin Zhou, Lanlan Dong, Yuan He, Hong Xiao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with the unprecedented aging tendency in our world population and has become a significant health issue. The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat AD has been increasing in recent years. The objective of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness of combining acupuncture with herbal medicine to treat AD. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture plus herbals versus treatment with western drugs for AD were retrieved from 11 databases. The data were extracted by two authors; dichotomous data were expressed as odds ratio (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), while continuous data were calculated by mean differences (MDs) with 95% CIs...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904553/manual-acupuncture-suppresses-the-expression-of-proinflammatory-proteins-associated-with-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-the-hippocampus-of-samp8-mice
#20
Ning Ding, Jing Jiang, Menghan Lu, Jiatong Hu, Yiyuan Xu, Xiaoxiao Liu, Zhigang Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of manual acupuncture (MA) on NLRP3 inflammasome-related proteins. METHODS: SAMP8 mice were randomly divided into Alzheimer's disease (AD) group, the MA group, and the medicine (M) group. Mice in the M group were treated with donepezil hydrochloride at 0.65 μg/g. In the MA group, MA was applied on Baihui (GV20) and Yintang (GV29) for 20 min and then pricked at Shuigou (GV26). The Morris water maze was applied to assess spatial learning and memory...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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