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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
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Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440045/impact-of-acupuncture-on-antihistamine-use-in-patients-suffering-seasonal-allergic-rhinitis-secondary-analysis-of-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniela Adam, Linus Grabenhenrich, Miriam Ortiz, Sylvia Binting, Thomas Reinhold, Benno Brinkhaus
BACKGROUND: Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) is a common disease that has detrimental effects on the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Approximately 18% of patients try to alleviate their symptoms through acupuncture. The ACUSAR (ACUpuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis) study (ClinicalTrials.gov registration no. NCT00610584) assessed the impact of acupuncture on SAR, showing significant improvements in rhinitis-specific QoL (RQoL) and in rescue medication (RM) use. OBJECTIVE: A secondary analysis of SAR patients' use of antihistamine...
February 10, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440043/acupuncture-versus-medication-for-pain-management-a-cross-sectional-study-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ting Bao, Susan Q Li, Josh L Dearing, Lauren A Piulson, Christina M Seluzicki, Robert Sidlow, Jun J Mao
AIM OF THE STUDY: Breast cancer survivors who take aromatase inhibitors (AI) often suffer from chronic pain. Emerging evidence supports the use of acupuncture as an effective pain management strategy for this condition, but its acceptability among cancer survivors is unknown. We evaluated breast cancer survivors' preferences for acupuncture as compared with medication use and identified factors predictive of this preference. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among breast cancer survivors who were currently, or had been, taking an AI...
February 10, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439690/a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-acupuncture-on-xerostomia-and-hyposalivation
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Zainab Assy, Henk S Brand
BACKGROUND: Saliva is fundamental to our oral health and our well-being. Many factors can impair saliva secretion, such as adverse effects of prescribed medication, auto-immune diseases (for example Sjögren's syndrome) and radiotherapy for head and neck cancers. Several studies have suggested a positive effect of acupuncture on oral dryness. METHODS: Pubmed and Web of Science were electronically searched. Reference lists of the included studies and relevant reviews were manually searched...
February 13, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426348/effect-and-safety-of-acupuncture-for-hwa-byung-an-anger-syndrome-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
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Hye-Yoon Lee, Jung-Eun Kim, Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, O-Jin Kwon, Jung-Hyo Cho, Sun-Yong Chung, Joo-Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Hwa-byung (HB) is an anger syndrome caused by an inadequate release of accumulated anger that leads to somatic and psychiatric symptoms. As HB results from long-term inadequately treated negative emotions, its symptoms are complex, intractable and concomitant with other psychiatric disorders. Therefore, studies aiming to develop effective and safe treatment options for HB are needed. We plan to conduct a pilot study for a future, full-scale, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of an optimal acupuncture procedure using semi-individualized acupuncture points that consider participants' personal disposition and type of emotional stress...
February 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419682/acupuncture-for-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-protocol-for-the-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jong-In Kim, Tae-Young Choi, Ji Hee Jun, Hee Kang, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is claimed to improve the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Currently, no systematic reviews are performed for acupuncture on LUTS in patients with Parkinson's diseases (PD). This review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of LUTS in PD. METHODS AND ANALYSES: Eleven databases will be searched from their inception. These include PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese medical database...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415715/hospital-acquired-fever-in-oriental-medical-hospitals
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Soo-Youn Moon, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee, Jun Seong Son
BACKGROUND: Traditional Oriental medicine is used in many Asian countries and involves herbal medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping. We investigated the incidence and causes of hospital-acquired fever (HAF) and the characteristics of febrile inpatients in Oriental medical hospitals (OMHs). METHODS: Patients hospitalized in two OMHs of a university medical institute in Seoul, Korea, were retrospectively reviewed from 2006 to 2013. Adult patients with HAF were enrolled...
February 7, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390501/space-time-acupuncture-for-intractable-cough-after-lupus-nephropathy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Taipin Guo, Zukun Chen, Xiantao Tai, Zili Liu, Miansheng Zhu
RATIONALE: Some intractable chronic cough remains a common complaint for seeking medical care. Unexplained cough in lupus nephropathy patient is rare and therapeutic options are limited. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57 year-old woman with a 7-year history of lupus nephropathy. She has suffered from chronic cough for 3 years accompanied with chronic low back pain and fatigue, as the conventional therapy cannot relieve the symptoms. DIAGNOSES: The woman is diagnosed as intractable cough after lupus nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388243/prenatal-acupuncture-women-s-expectations-and-satisfaction-and-influence-on-labor
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Gerda Trutnovsky, Melanie Schneeweiss, Gudrun Pregartner, Philipp Reif, Uwe Lang, Daniela Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Use of prenatal acupuncture for labor preparation is common, but there is still conflicting evidence with respect to its objective obstetric benefits. There is little information on women's expectations and subjective experiences with acupuncture treatments. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, a validated questionnaire on women's treatment satisfaction was sent to women who had received prenatal acupuncture at the obstetric clinic of the Medical University of Graz, Austria within the last 3 years...
February 1, 2018: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386677/reversible-dysphagia-secondary-to-guttural-pouch-mycosis-in-a-gelding-treated-medically-with-voriconazole-and-surgically-with-carotid-occlusion-and-esophagostomy
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Ashley E Whitehead, Justin Whitty, Mike Scott, Renaud Léguillette
A gelding was diagnosed with dysphagia and left guttural pouch mycosis. Treatments included topical antifungal drugs, systemic voriconazole, and balloon occlusion of the internal carotid artery. Ongoing dysphagia of neurological origin necessitated extra-oral feeding through an esophagostomy tube. Complementary case management included acupuncture. Clinical remission occurred over 10 weeks.
February 2018: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384937/acupuncture-as-a-primary-and-independent-treatment-for-a-patient-with-chronic-insomnia-one-year-follow-up-case-report
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Wanrong Zhang, Zhen Huang, Yuanyuan Jin
RATIONALE: Insomnia is a common disease. Till date, no study has reported the long-term (up to 1 year) outcomes of acupuncture as a primary and independent treatment in patients with insomnia. This report aims to present response of patient who was treated by acupuncture. This patient was evaluated with polysomnography. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old patient had been diagnosed with insomnia for 2 years and getting worse since 1 month ago. He had undergone depression and anxiety emotion, but refused to take medical treatment for chronic insomnia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383892/-effect-of-warm-acupuncture-on-the-levels-of-serum-immunoglobulin-e-interleukin-1-%C3%AE-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-rats-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Xian-Li Zheng, Yong-Ping Tian, Hai-Yan Luo, Yao-Dong Zhao, Xiang-Yi Liu, Ying Jiang, Cheng-Xu Ma, Ming-Juan Wang, Min Liu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of warm acupuncture on behavior and contents of serum immunoglobulin E(IgE), interleukin-1 β(IL-1 β) and tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α) in allergic rhinitis(AR) rats, so as to explore its mechanism underlying improving AR. METHODS: Forty Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups: control group, model group, medication group and warm acupuncture group(10 rats/group). The AR model was established by intraperitoneal injection of sensitization and nasal drip...
January 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381990/a-case-study-of-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-in-conjunction-with-cranial-polyneuritis
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Ru-Wen Zheng, Di Liu, Tay E Eric, Yan-Zhe Ning, Lu-Lu Chen, Hui Hu, Yi Ren
RATIONALE: Ramsay Hunt syndrome in conjunction with cranial polyneuritis is not extensively documented, and is very easily misdiagnosed. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case of a 53-year-old male with Ramsay Hunt syndrome in conjunction with cranial polyneuritis is presented with early symptoms of vertigo, cephalalgia, and facial palsy, followed by zoster oticus 10 days later. DIAGNOSES: Diagnosis was challenging as this condition presents with multiple neuropathies, and attempting to diagnose based on clinical symptoms was often misleading...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381981/the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-with-depression-a-systematic-review-protocol
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REVIEW
Ziyi Yang, Ling Zhao, Xianze Xie, Tao Xu, Yutong Zhang, Xing Wang, Jiarong Du, Ziwen Wang, Mengyuan Zhou, Ying Li, Siyuan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is a major public health problem and 30% to 45% of sufferers experience severe depression. Acupuncture is often used to treat both depression and a range of pain disorders. We aim to conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for patients experiencing chronic pain with depression. METHODS: To identify relevant RCTs, the following databases will be searched electronically from their inception to July 1, 2017: PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Chinese medical databases, and others...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377711/the-period-prevalence-of-mind-and-body-practice-use-by-adult-emergency-department-patients
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Ashleigh J Sellar, David McD Taylor, Nicholas D Ross, Hayley H Chen, Luke D Plant, Daniel McLean, Paul Berlingeri, Rex Gavan, Tracey J Weiland, Jonathan C Knott
OBJECTIVES: Mind and Body Practice (MBP) use (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, meditation) among Emergency Department (ED) patients is largely unknown. We aimed to determine the period prevalence, nature of MBP use, and perceptions of MBP among adult ED patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: We undertook a cross-sectional survey of a convenience sample of patients presenting to three EDs between February and June 2016. SUBJECTS: Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were aged 18 years or more and had presented for medical treatment...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374657/thread-embedding-acupuncture-for-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Yeeun Cho, Seunghoon Lee, Jihye Kim, Jung Won Kang, Jae-Dong Lee
INTRODUCTION: Thread embedding acupuncture (TEA) is a special type of acupuncture that inserts certain medical threads (eg, catgut or polydioxanone) into subcutaneous tissue or muscles at specific points. Although TEA has been widely used for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain in Korea, China and Taiwan, evidence regarding its efficacy is lacking. The aim of this protocol is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of TEA in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis...
January 26, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372565/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-treating-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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REVIEW
Juan Va Franco, Tarek Turk, Jae Hung Jung, Yu-Tian Xiao, Stanislav Iakhno, Virginia Garrote, Valeria Vietto
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a common disorder in which the two main clinical features are pelvic pain and lower urinary tract symptoms. There are currently many approaches for its management, using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The National Institute of Health - Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) score is a validated measure commonly used to measure CP/CPPS symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological therapies for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)...
January 26, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371144/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-sexual-dysfunction-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Barbara Chubak, Alaethia Doctor
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the Western world, biomedical students and practitioners struggle to understand TCM and how it relates to their standard diagnosis and treatment practices. AIMS: To describe the fundamentals of TCM theory and practice relevant to sexual dysfunction; to review and critique the current state of TCM research within Western biomedical literature; and to identify sites for improvement of future research and for collaborative integration of TCM and biomedicine in practice...
January 19, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355004/-exploration-on-the-history-of-acupuncture-in-chinese-buddhist-canon
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Liangsong Li, Zhaogeng Lin
It is believed that acupuncture science of Buddhist medicine has a long history and great characteristics after the investigation, research and analysis on the historic literature of acupuncture in Chinese Buddhist Canon. The writers tried to give the statements from 4 aspects. 1. Science of acupuncture in the time of Buddha. Firstly, the Buddhist acupuncture was mentioned in the time of Buddha, including substantial acupuncture, finger acupuncture and mental acupuncture. The substantial acupuncture refers to metal needle, plant needle, stone needle, bone needle, etc...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355002/-is-acupuncture-ineffective-in-treating-infertility-associated-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-reanalysis-of-data-on-the-clinical-trial-by-wu-xiaoke-s-team-published-on-jama
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Yin Fan Arthur, Sherman Gu, Guanhu Yang
WU Xiaoke, Stener-Victorin and Richard Legro's team published a randomized clinical trial entitled Effect of acupuncture and clomiphene in Chinese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized clinical trial in JAMA on June 27, 2017. Their conclusion is "this finding does not support acupuncture as an infertility treatment in such women". We found that the trial design had serious flaws and that the results could not lead to the conclusion. Based on the reanalysis for the study data and those published in other medical journals recently from the team, it was found that acupuncture plus clomiphene or control acupuncture plus clomiphene had more excellent live birth rate, ovulation rate and cumulative ovulation rate than clomiphene alone, with statistical and clinical significance...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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