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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/29105468/-effect-of-manual-acupuncture-electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-intestinal-motility-and-expression-of-enteric-nervous-activity-related-proteins-in-functional-constipation-rats
#2
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
#3
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/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
#4
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/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
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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
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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/28794663/physician-perspectives-on-education-training-and-implementation-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine
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Sejal J Patel, Kathi J Kemper, Joseph P Kitzmiller
Over recent decades, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has continued to rise in the US. Like the practice of traditional Western medicine, CAM is associated with not only significant health benefits but also significant risks. Unlike traditional Western medicine, however, much of CAM use is less regulated and often occurs unbeknownst to a patient's medical doctor. The use of herbals, dietary supplements, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can result in adverse effects, and many significant interactions can occur when their use is combined with allopathic medications...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672928/mechanism-of-mongolian-medical-warm-acupuncture-in-treating-insomnia-by-regulating-mir-101a-in-rats-with-insomnia
#8
Agula Bo, Lengge Si, Yuehong Wang, Lidao Bao, Hongwei Yuan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) and the target genes before and after warm acupuncture at the genetic level were assessed, and the cytokines and neurotransmitters related to insomnia were studied. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to create PCPA insomnia rat models and randomly divided into the normal, model, warm acupuncture, and drug groups. The Dinghui Acupoint, Heyi Acupoint, and Xin Acupoint were inserted in the Mongolian medicine warm acupuncture group. The differential expression profile of microRNA in the brain tissue of the insomnia rats was determined before and after Mongolian medicine warm acupuncture for establishment of miR-101a mimics and inhibitor...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659162/acupuncture-paired-with-herbal-medicine-for-prediabetes-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xinger Li, Haiyan Liu, Huiping Feng, Zhongren Xian, Yanhong Chen, Jianping Chen, Chunzhi Tang, Xinsheng Lai, Xiaoling Lan, Huanzhen Huang, Dongdong Yu
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes has become a major disease and is known to seriously impair people's health worldwide. Prediabetes includes impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and is the most critical period for preventing type-2 diabetes, as it can be identified and reversed. Studies in the past decade have indicated that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may be beneficial for treating prediabetes. However, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) should be conducted to obtain more clinical evidence on this topic...
June 28, 2017: Trials
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/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/28335756/acupuncture-and-moxibustion-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
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
#13
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 hepatitis in 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...
April 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
#14
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/28265852/evidence-and-expert-opinions-dry-needling-versus-acupuncture-ii-the-american-alliance-for-professional-acupuncture-safety-aapas-white-paper-2016
#15
REVIEW
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/28214637/unforgettable-ups-and-downs-of-acupuncture-anesthesia-in-china
#16
REVIEW
Lei Jin, Jin-Song Wu, Gong-Bai Chen, Liang-Fu Zhou
BACKGROUND: 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 and Western medicine. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this historical vignette to introduce acupuncture anesthesia with its meaningful history, especially the use in neurosurgery to the public...
June 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965830/western-medical-acupuncture-in-a-group-setting-for-knee-osteoarthritis-results-of-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
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
#18
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/27912957/acupuncture-and-related-techniques-during-perioperative-period-a-literature-review
#19
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/27663925/acupuncture-as-a-complementary-method-of-traditional-psoriasis-treatment-myth-or-reality
#20
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
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