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acupuncture dysmenorrhea

Xiaojun Chen
The"categorization by analogy"is one of the most primitive thinking methods for ancient people to explore the world, which has exerted far-reaching impact on the origin and development of TCM. With examples of Sanjian (LI 3) for neck pain, Chize (LU 5) for low back pain and Chengshan (BL 57) for dysmenorrhea, the clinical application of"categorization by analogy"in acupuncture for pain syndromes was discussed, hoping more acupuncturists will pay attention to the guiding role of"categorization by analogy"in acupuncture clinical treatment...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Andrijana Sterjovska-Aleksovska, Kristina Kozovska
BACKGROUND: Ovarian endometriotic cysts, also known as 'chocolate' cysts or ovarian endometriomas, appear as endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity which grows inside ovaries. Endometriotic cysts can cause chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, impairment of ovarian function in regards to subfertility, etc. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is effectively treating subfertility associated with endometriosis for years, and the treatment gives positive results in achieving pregnancy...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
J-M Wattier
A major symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain with a wide range of intensity, rhythm, type, and expression, without clearly established relationship between pain and the disease. Endometriosis-associated pain has physical, psychological/behavioral and social consequences with a significant impact on patient quality-of-life in relation with the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain. Pain assessment in all of its dimensions, as well as assessing the consequences of pain is therefore a crucial part of therapeutic management...
March 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Xuesi Hou, Qingchen Zhou, Lei Wang, Lu Cheng, Jiping Zhao
To discuss the acupuncture and moxibustion thoughts of diagnosis and treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea of adenomyosis on the basis of disease location and pathogenesis. In clinic, we take the "principle, method, prescription, acupoint and technic" as the outline, paying attention to identify disease location and establishing the method of "promoting blood to remove stasis, regulating thoroughfare vessel and conception vessel" on the basis of the pathogenesis of "stasis obstructing uterus, disharmony of thoroughfare vessel and conception vessel"...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yafeng Wang, Junjun Sun, Zhuang Zhang, Huijuan Cao, Pei Wang, Minyi Zhao, Nijuan Hu, Guiwen Wu, Shangqing Hu, Jiang Zhu
The effects of deqi (arrival of qi ) on acupoint effects in patients with primary dysmenorrhea (PD) were evaluated.Ten literature databases,including China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI),VIP Database,Wanfang Database,Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM),Cochrane Library CENTRAL,MEDLINE,Embase,AMED, CINAHL Plus,PsycINFO were selected.In addition,5 registers of ongoing trials,the reference lists of included articles and grey literature website OpenGrey were added.The search time was from date of database establishment to August 2016;no restrictions were made on language or status of publication...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Qiuyin Pan, Liangxiao Ma, Yang Yang, Jiang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between deqi and effect by data mining technique with retrieving clinical literature about acupuncture deqi since the founding of the country. METHODS: The modern computerization and data mining technologies were adopted to set up clinical literature about acupuncture deqi database. The relevant clinical literature was collected, screened, extracted, and statistical and correlation analyses were used so as to explore the relationship between deqi and effect...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Junjun Sun, Yafeng Wang, Zhuang Zhang, Huijuan Cao, Pei Wang, Minyi Zhao, Nijuan Hu, Guiwen Wu, Shangqing Hu, Jiang Zhu
The paper is a systematic review on the efficacy of acupuncture manipulation on primary dysmenorrhea. Ten medical literatures database at home and abroad were retrieved, including CNKI, VIP, CBM, WANFANG, MEDLINE, Cochrane, CENTRAL, CINAHL PLUS, EMBASE, AMED and PsycINFO, as well as 6 clinical trial registration platforms. All of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on primary dysmenorrhea treated with different acupuncture manipulations were collected. The data were extracted by two persons. Finally, RevMa 5...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Tong Liu, Jia-Ni Yu, Bing-Yan Cao, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Yu-Pei Chen, Li Zhang
Context • Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common complaints among young women. Acupuncture has been widely applied as a therapeutic modality in China and abroad for PD; however, the evidence for its benefits is still not convincing. Objective • The study intended to conduct a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in treating PD. Design • The research team retrieved reports for RCTs published in 7 databases from their inception to March 2016, with no language restrictions: PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, the Chinese Biomedical database, and the Wanfang database...
November 7, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Wei-Hao Chen, Shu-Jun Lin, Yi-Min Zhang, Yu-Juan Zhang, Han-Yu Lin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rules of acupoints and meridians selection for dysmenorrhea based on data mining. METHODS: The literature on acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhea was reviewed and a database of dysmenorrhea prescriptions regarding the main points of acupuncture was established with Excel 2003 software, using the relevance rule and cluster analysis methods in data mining technology to analyze the characteristics and laws in acupuncture prescription. RESULTS: One hundred and fourteen acupuncture prescriptions were included...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Yingfan Chen, Sinan Tian, Jing Tian, Shi Shu
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common health complaints all over the world, specifically among young females. Acupuncture has been employed to relieve the pain-based symptoms and to avoid the side effects of conventional medication, and wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) has confirmed analgesic efficacy for various types of pain. The aim of this study is to evaluate the immediate analgesia effect of WAA on PD of young females. METHODS/DESIGN: This study will carry out a randomized parallel controlled single-blind trial to observe the immediate analgesia effect of WAA in PD of young females...
August 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen, Xiaoshu Zhu, Cindy Farquhar, Caroline A Smith
OBJECTIVES: We examined the effect of changing treatment timing and the use of manual, electro acupuncture on the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial was performed with four arms, low frequency manual acupuncture (LF-MA), high frequency manual acupuncture (HF-MA), low frequency electro acupuncture (LF-EA) and high frequency electro acupuncture (HF-EA). A manualised trial protocol was used to allow differentiation and individualized treatment over three months...
2017: PloS One
Cheng Tan, Chang Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Jun Wang
For the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea, professor ZHAO Jiping focuses on meridian diagnosis and inspection, and uses pressing methods to locate the response points along the meridian, including acupoints and aishi points. During the stage of attack, it is essential to press along the spleen meridian, mainly Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Diji (SP 8) and Yinlingquan (SP 9); during the stage of remission, it is essential to press along the bladder meridian and stomach meridian, mainly Ganshu (BL 18), Pishu (BL 20), Weishu (BL 21), Shenshu (BL 23) and Zusanli (ST 36)...
March 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shang-qing Ru, Peng Zhang, Jing Li, Pei Wang, Chi Lin, Ni-juan Hu, Jie Hao, Mian-yi Hao, Jon-jun Sun, Ya-feng Wang, Jiang Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the influence of acupuncture needle stimulation-induced sharp pain on the curative effect of acupuncture therapy for primary dysmenorrhea (PD) patients with cold damp stagnation syndrome (CDSS). METHODS: A total of 87 PD patients with CDSS experiencing abdominal pain (> or =40 mm in visual analogue scale, VAS) were randomly asigned to deqi-expectation group and no-deqi-expectation group which were further divided into deqi-expectation + sharp pain (n = 31), deqi-expectation + no-sharp pain (n = 12), no-deqi-expectation + sharp pain (n = 17), no-deqi-expectation + no- sharp pain (n =27) groups...
April 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Michael Armour, Hannah G Dahlen, Caroline A Smith
Background. Primary dysmenorrhea is a common gynaecological condition. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) acupuncturists commonly treat primary dysmenorrhea and dispense specific self-care advice for this condition. The impact of self-care advice on primary dysmenorrhea is unknown. Methods. 19 TCM acupuncture practitioners from New Zealand or Australia and 12 New Zealand women who had recently undergone acupuncture treatment for primary dysmenorrhea as part of a randomised controlled trial participated in this qualitative, pragmatic study...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
June-lei Li, Chun-sheng Jia, Jian-ling Wang, Qing-qing Yang, Xin-xin Feng, Zhan-na Tan, Bo-ying Li, Xue-liang Zhu, Jing Shi, Yan-hui Sun, Jing Xu, Xiao-feng Li, Xuan-ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yu-zhu Du, Na Bao, Qiong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularities and features of clinical application of simplex reinforcing or reducing manipulation of filiform acupuncture needles by data mining in order to guide clinical decision in a better way. METHODS: A database about simplex reinforcing and reducing manipulations of filiform acupuncture needle was established first after collection, sorting, screening, type-in, and collation of the related papers, academic dissertations and theses of academic conferences published from January 1st of 1950 to January 31 of 2015 by using key word "acupuncture" "acupuncture and moxibustion" "needle manipulation" and "filiform needle" from database of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI, a full-text database of Chinese journals), followed by data extraction and statistical analysis...
December 2015: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Richard Glickman-Simon, Tammy Lindsay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Wan-Hong Chen, Yan Zhao, Chang-Chun Zeng, Dao-Ning Zhang, Yan-Ping Wang, Ling Tang, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Tian-Fang Wang
Objectives. To investigate changes in pulsograph caused by pain in primary dysmenorrhea (PD) patients. Methods. Pulsograph and pain level of PD patients were detected using electropulsograph and Visual-Analogue Scale (VAS), respectively, at four time points, 7-10 days before menstruation (T0), maximal pain during menstruation (T1), immediately after acupuncture analgesia (T2), and 30 mins after acupuncture analgesia (T3). Parameters (t, h, w) and normalized time parameters (t') of pulsograph were analyzed...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ukachukwu Okoroafor Abaraogu, Chidinma Samantha Tabansi-Ochuogu
Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological symptom reported by women and constitutes a high health, social, and economic burden. Chemotherapies, along with their side effects, have not yielded satisfactory outcomes. Alternative nonpharmacological interventions, including acupuncture and acupressure, have been advocated, but evidence regarding their beneficial effect is inconclusive. This study sought to obtain evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture and acupressure interventions. Twelve electronic databases were searched by using menstrual pain intensity and quality of life as primary and secondary outcomes, respectively, with the PEDro guideline for quality appraisal...
October 2015: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Intira Sriprasert, Suparerk Suerungruang, Porntip Athilarp, Anuchart Matanasarawoot, Supanimit Teekachunhatean
This open-label randomized controlled trial was designed to compare the efficacy of acupuncture and combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill in treating moderate-to-severe primary dysmenorrhea. Fifty-two participants were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture (n = 27) or COC (n = 25) for three menstrual cycles. Mefenamic acid was prescribed as a recue analgesic drug with both groups. The statistical approach used for efficacy and safety assessments was intention-to-treat analysis. By the end of the study, both treatments had resulted in significant improvement over baselines in all outcomes, that is, maximal dysmenorrhea pain scores, days suffering from dysmenorrhea, amount of rescue analgesic used, and quality of life assessed by SF-36 questionnaire...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yu-Qi Liu, Peng Zhang, Jie-Ping Xie, Liang-Xiao Ma, Hong-Wen Yuan, Jing Li, Chi Lin, Pei Wang, Guo-Yan Yang, Jiang Zhu
Deqi, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is a specific needle sensation during the retention of needles at certain acupoints and is considered to be necessary to produce therapeutic effects from acupuncture. Although some modern researches have showed that Deqi is essential for producing acupuncture analgesia and anesthesia, the data are not enough. It is a paper of a multicenter, randomized controlled study protocol, to evaluate the influences of Deqi on acupuncture SP6 in Cold and Dampness Stagnation pattern primary dysmenorrhea patients, in terms of reducing pain and anxiety, and to find out the relationship between Deqi and the temperature changes at SP6 (Sanyinjiao) and CV4 (Guanyuan)...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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