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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627669/recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury-following-electroacupuncture-in-rats-through-enhancement-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Junfeng Zhang, Shisheng Li, Yaochi Wu
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been demonstrated to promote the functional recovery of neurons following spinal cord injury (SCI); however, the mechanisms underlying its effects have yet to be elucidated. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been implicated in the regulation of the balance between growth, proliferation and differentiation of neural precursor cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of EA therapy on Wnt/β‑catenin‑regulated gene expression and neuronal recovery in rats with SCI...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619309/scalp-acupuncture-attenuates-neurological-deficits-in-a-rat-model-of-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Hao Liu, Xiaowei Sun, Wei Zou, Mengtong Leng, Beng Zhang, Xiaoyu Kang, Tao He, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for approximately 15% of all stroke cases, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Limited human studies suggested that scalp acupuncture could facilitate functional recovery after cerebral hemorrhage. In the current study, we used an animal model of cerebral hemorrhage to examine the potential effects of scalp acupuncture. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats received autologous blood (50μL) into the right caudate nucleus on the right side under pentobarbital anesthesia, and then received scalp acupuncture (DU20 through GB7 on the lesion side) or sham acupuncture (1cm to the right side of the acupoints) (n=10 per group)...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595441/healing-spirituality-and-integrative-medicine
#3
David M Steinhorn, Jana Din, Angela Johnson
Spirituality plays a prominent role in the lives of most palliative patients whether or not they formally adhere to a specific religion and belief. As a result, the palliative care team is frequently called upon to support families who are experiencing their "dark night of the soul" and struggling to make sense of their lives during a healthcare crisis. While conventional religious practices provide a source of comfort and guidance for many of our patients, a significant number of our patients do not have a strong religious community to which to turn...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507480/electro-acupuncture-promotes-the-proliferation-of-neural-stem-cells-and-the-survival-of-neurons-by-downregulating-mir-449a-in-rat-with-spinal-cord-injury
#4
Yi Zhu, Yaochi Wu, Rong Zhang
The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the recovery of injured spinal cord. Rats were randomly divided into normal control, sham-operated, SCI, SCI+EA group and T10 segment spinal cord injury (SCI) rat model was established by the modified Allen's method. After 7 days, the mRNA and protein expression of Nestin, neuron specific nuclear protein (NeuN) and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) were detected by real time RT-PCR, Western blot and immunohistochemistry respectively...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499829/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-usage-in-children-with-precocious-puberty-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Tung-Ti Chang, Husan-Ju Chen, Chung-Hsing Wang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Precocious puberty (PP) occurs in children with the early onset of pubertal development leading to physical and psychological problems. Current medical treatment is expensive and has its side effects. However, little is known about the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among patients with PP. To characterize the application of TCM among these patients, we conducted a nationwide population-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), to perform a nationwide population-based study...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493083/protective-effects-of-acupuncture-in-cardiopulmonary-bypass-induced-lung-injury-in-rats
#6
Wen Ma, Zigang Li, Zhou Lu, Wenling Tan, Zhewen Zhang, Yajun Li, Zhongwei Yang, Jia Zhou, Huifang Tang, Huashun Cui
Acute lung injury caused by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) increases the mortality after cardiac surgery. Our previous clinical study suggested that electroacupuncture (EAc) has a protective effect during CPB, but the mechanism was unclear. So, we design this study to investigate the effects of EAc on CPB-induced lung injury and the underlying mechanism. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, CPB, and CPB + EAc groups. A lung injury model was created by CPB surgery to serve as the CPB group, and EAc (2/100 Hz) was used before CPB in the CPB + EAc group...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490694/-effect-of-acupuncture-combined-with-hypothermia-on-mapk-erk-pathway-and-apoptosis-related-factors-in-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Yaping Lin, Qin Liu, Chutao Chen, Wen Chen, Heng Xiao, Qianyun Yang, Haomei Tian
To observe effect of acupuncture combined with hypothermia therapy on MAPK/ERK pathway and apoptosis related factorsin rats suffered cerebral ischemia reperfusion and to explore underlying mechanisms.
 Methods: Middle cerebral artery ischemia model were established.Ninety SD rats were randomly assigned into a blank group, a control group, a model group, an acupuncture group, a mild hypothermia group, and an acupuncture with hypothermia group. After 72 h treatment, nerve function defect scores were observed, and infarction area percent was detected by 2, 3, 5-triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining; expressions of Bcl-2 and Bax were examined by immunohistochemistry; apoptotic cells were detected by TUNEL assay; and expression levels of phospho-mitogen-activated protein kinase(p-MEK2) and phospho-extracellular signal regulated kinase 1/2 (p-ERK1/2) in the rats' hippocampus ischemic side were determined by Western blot...
April 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480437/bibliometric-analysis-of-acupuncture-research-fronts-and-their-worldwide-distribution-over-three-decades
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Jun-Ying Fu, Xu Zhang, Yun-Hua Zhao, He-Feng Tong, Dar-Zen Chen, Mu-Hsuan Huang
BACKGROUND: Considerable research has been conducted on acupuncture worldwide. This study chronologically examined the changing features and research fronts of acupuncture and elucidated the differences among the six most productive countries. METHODS: Bibliographic coupling is a powerful tool for identifying the research fronts of a field. Acupuncture-related publications worldwide and from the six most productive countries during 1983-2012 were retrieved from the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Science Citation Index...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478802/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-spatial-learning-and-memory-impairment-via-attenuating-nox2-related-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-induced-by-a%C3%AE-1-42
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G Wu, L Li, H-M Li, Y Zeng, W-C Wu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of cognition and memory, in which oxidative stress has been played a crucial role in the pathology of AD. Electroacupuncture (EA) is a widely used therapy based on traditional acupuncture combined with modern electrotherapy in Asia. The present study aimed to determine the effects of EA treatment on spatial learning and memory impairment, and to elucidate the status of NOX2-related oxidative stress in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease induced by Beta-amyloid1-42 (Aβ1-42)...
April 29, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468112/-an-introduction-of-the-treatment-of-uterine-prolapse-and-urinary-fistula-from-1966-to-1976
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J Li
During the period 1966 to 1976, a large number of retained patients of uterine prolapse and urinary fistula became a problem around the maternal and child health aspects not to be ignored. All traditional Chinese and Western medical practitioners under difficult condition had been trying their best to continue to carry out the treatment. For uterine prolapse, Chinese medicine therapy included decoction therapy, acupuncture therapy, comprehensive therapy, para-uterine injection of traditional Chinese medicine preparations; whereas Western medicine treatment included hysterophore and surgery...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450287/acupuncture-upregulates-g-protein-coupled-activity-in-samp8-mice
#11
Benhua Luo, Lan Zhao, Xuezhu Zhang, Bohong Kan, Yunhe Liu, Yujie Jia, Jingxian Han, Jianchun Yu
BACKGROUND: Transmembrane and intracellular signal transduction of G protein is closely related to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Sanjiao acupuncture on G protein signal transduction pathways in the pathogenesis of AD. METHODS: 36 senescence-accelerated (SAM) prone 8 mice were divided into three groups that remained untreated (SAMP8, n=12) or received Sanjiao acupuncture (SAMP8+SA, n=12) or control acupuncture (SAMP8+CA, n=12)...
April 27, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438745/management-of-chronic-pain-using-complementary-and-integrative-medicine
#12
REVIEW
Lucy Chen, Andreas Michalsen
Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) encompasses both Western-style medicine and complementary health approaches as a new combined approach to treat a variety of clinical conditions. Chronic pain is the leading indication for use of CIM, and about 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used it in this context. Although advances have been made in treatments for chronic pain, it remains inadequately controlled for many people. Adverse effects and complications of analgesic drugs, such as addiction, kidney failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding, also limit their use...
April 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392262/the-regulatory-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-the-expression-of-nmda-receptors-in-a-sci-rat-model
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Wen-Zhan Tu, Wen-Ci Chen, Wan Xia, Rong He, Jie Hu, Ming-Chen Jiang, Song-He Jiang
BACKGROUND: In early spinal cord injury (SCI), glutamate receptors, including N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors (NMDARs), are over-stimulated by excessively released glutamate. The enhanced activity of NMDARs may cause cell death by overloading calcium (Ca(2+)) into cells based on their high permeability to Ca(2+). Studies in SCI animals have shown that treatment with electro-acupuncture (EA) is able to reduce cell death and to improve functional recovery. One possible mechanism of this neuroprotective effect is that EA has regulatory effect on NMDARs...
April 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384564/effect-of-acupuncture-on-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgia-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Lawrence Chen, Chao-Chun Lin, Tsai-Wei Huang, Yi-Chun Kuan, Yao-Hsien Huang, Hung-Chou Chen, Chun-Yu Kao, Chih-Ming Su, Ka-Wai Tam
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitor (AI)-induced arthralgia (AIA) is a common side effect that may lead to premature discontinuation of effective hormonal therapy in patients with breast cancer. Acupuncture may relieve joint pain in patients with AIA. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in pain relief in AIA. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases and the ClinicalTrials...
June 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361166/-the-first-mental-health-act-in-china-2013-an%C3%A2-historical-step-towards-human-rights
#15
X Zhao
In the past, the mentally ill used to be relentlessly stigmatized and their basic needs grossly neglected in China. Only the coastal cities with their Western oriented universities provided Western type mental healthcare. In general, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) embracing medicinal herbs and acupuncture was practiced. Mental hospitals were non-existent before 1889 and care of the chronically mentally ill rested with their families and the community; however, the prevalence and spectrum of mental disorders were similar to those in Western countries...
March 30, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335756/acupuncture-and-moxibustion-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Taiwu Wang, Cong Xu, Keli Pan, Hongyan Xiong
BACKGROUND: As the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unclear and the treatment is still a big issue. There exists a wide range of literature about acupuncture and moxibustion (AM) for CFS in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). But there are certain doubts as well in the effectiveness of its treatment due to the lack of a comprehensive and evidence-based medical proof to dispel the misgivings. Current study evaluated systematically the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion treatments on CFS, and clarified the difference among them and Chinese herbal medicine, western medicine and sham-acupuncture...
March 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330722/the-use-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-to-reduce-incidence-of-chronic-hepatitis-in-colon-cancer-patients-a-taiwanese-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Tsai-Hui Lin, Hung-Rong Yen, Jen-Huai Chiang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hen-Hong Chang, Sheng-Teng Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: There is a decided lack of in-depth studies to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant therapy on the incidence of chronic hepatitis in patients with colon cancer. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study is to assess whether CHM treatment decreased the incidence of chronic hepatitisin colon cancer patients who received conventional Western medical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Taiwanese nationwide population-based study of colon cancer patients receiving Western medicine treatment in conjunction with CHM treatment, using data provided by the National Health Insurance (NHI) Research Database, was conducted...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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
#18
REVIEW
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
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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
#20
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
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