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I Aumann, L Tedja, J M Graf von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For current smokers who are diagnosed with COPD, their first treatment option is to stop smoking. Motivation is necessary for long-term smoking cessation; therefore, when designing smoking cessation programs, the patients' needs and preferences should be considered. We focused on COPD patients' experiences with existing smoking cessation programs and evaluated their preferences for the improvement of these programs...
2016: Tobacco Induced Diseases
Cui-mei Liang, Hui Hu, Chao-xin Wang, Song-ge Sun, Wen-jin Yang, Liang Pan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of acupuncture intervention in reducing visceral fat content and secretary function in abdominal obesity patients. METHODS: A total of 73 cases of abdominal obesity patients were randomly divided into acupuncture group (n = 50) and control group (n = 23) according to the randomized block design. For patients of the acupuncture group, Zhongwan (CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), Daheng (SP 15), Daimai (GB 26), Shuidao (ST 28), Waiguan (SJ 5) and Zulinqi (GB 41) were punctured with filiform needles, followed by electroacupuncture stimulation (2 Hz/100 Hz, 4-8 mA) of bilateral ST 25 and GB 26 for 20 min, once every other day for 8 weeks...
April 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Bo Ji, Guo-Zhen Zhao, Reiko Sakurai, Yu Cao, Zi-Jian Zhang, Dan Wang, Ming-Na Yan, Virender K Rehan
INTRODUCTION: Pregnant women exposed to tobacco smoke predispose the offspring to many adverse consequences including an altered lung development and function. There is no effective therapeutic intervention to block the effects of smoke exposure on the developing lung. Clinical and animal studies demonstrate that acupuncture can modulate a variety of pathophysiological processes, including those involving the respiratory system; however, whether acupuncture affects the lung damage caused by perinatal smoke exposure is not known...
August 2016: Lung
Jun Matsumoto-Miyazaki, Nagisa Miyazaki, Ichijiro Murata, Gakuro Yoshida, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Shinji Ogura, Shinya Minatoguchi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immediate effects of traditional local thermal therapy with indirect moxibustion on renal hemodynamics in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by using Doppler ultrasonography (US). DESIGN: Examiner-blinded crossover study. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three participants with CKD (mean age ± standard deviation [SD], 44 ± 15 years; estimated glomerular filtration rate, 69.5 ± 25.5 mL/min per 1.73 m(2); 20 men and 23 women)...
April 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
David F Yao, Jesse N Mills
While we may be comfortable with an allopathic approach to male infertility, we are also responsible for knowledge about lifestyle modifications and holistic, complementary, and alternative therapies that are used by many of our patients. This paper provides an evidence-based review separating fact from fiction for several of these therapies. There is sufficient literature to support weight reduction by diet and exercise, smoking cessation, and alcohol moderation. Supplements that have demonstrated positive effects on male fertility on small randomized controlled trial (RCT) include aescin, coenzyme Q 10 , glutathione, Korean red ginseng, L-carnitine, nigella sativa, omega-3, selenium, a combination of zinc and folate, and the Menevit antioxidant...
May 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
Zhao Liu, Yingying Wang, Yuan Wu, Jinsheng Yang
The efectienes of acpuncture for smoking cessation was systematically evaluated in this paper. By using computer retrieval in Chinese national knowledge infrastructure (CNKI), WANFANG database, VIP database, PubMed, ScienceDirect and Springer, the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding acupuncture for smoking cessation from January of 1983 to December of 2013 were collected; by using Table of Standardized Report Factors for Acupuncture RCTs, each inclusive RCT was evaluated; and by using RevMan 5. 2 software, the Meta-analysis was performed...
August 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jeremy D Johnson, Katherine Cocker, Elisabeth Chang
Infantile colic is a benign process in which an infant has paroxysms of inconsolable crying for more than three hours per day, more than three days per week, for longer than three weeks. It affects approximately 10% to 40% of infants worldwide and peaks at around six weeks of age, with symptoms resolving by three to six months of age. The incidence is equal between sexes, and there is no correlation with type of feeding (breast vs. bottle), gestational age, or socioeconomic status. The cause of infantile colic is not known; proposed causes include alterations in fecal microflora, intolerance to cow's milk protein or lactose, gastrointestinal immaturity or inflammation, increased serotonin secretion, poor feeding technique, and maternal smoking or nicotine replacement therapy...
October 1, 2015: American Family Physician
Zhao Liu, Jin-Sheng Yang, Yuan Wu, Ou Zhang, Min Chen, Ling-Ling Huang, Xiu-Qing He, Guan-Yi Wu, Ying-Ying Wang
Background. Observational studies of smoking cessation with acupuncture have been reported widely; however, few researchers have focused on its predictors. Objective. This paper attempts to explore the predictors for smoking cessation with acupuncture in a Hong Kong population, aiming to provide references for clinical treatment in the future. Methods. We performed a secondary analysis of data from our observational study "Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation (2011-2014)" in Hong Kong. A total of 23 indexes were selected as possible predictors, and study participants with complete information of 23 indexes were included...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Jia Li, Song Wu, Hongtu Tang, Wei Huang, Lushan Wang, Huanjiao Zhou, Miao Zhou, Hua Wang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. It is a chronic inflammatory process characterised by airway obstruction and progressive lung inflammation, associated with difficulty breathing and insensitivity to corticosteroid therapy. Although there is some preliminary evidence to suggest a beneficial effect of acupuncture on COPD, its mechanism of action has not been investigated. Our aim was to examine the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture in a rat model of COPD induced by exposure to cigarette smoke (CS)...
April 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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May 6, 2015: Nursing Times
David D McFadden, Tony Y Chon, Ivana T Croghan, Darrell R Schroeder, Molly J Mallory, Jon O Ebbert, J Taylor Hays
BACKGROUND: Despite the significant decline in smoking rates in the USA over the last 50 years, 42 million Americans continue to smoke. Although the combination of behavioural counselling with FDA-approved medications offers the best evidence-based treatment approach, 12-month relapse rates remain at >60%. Both healthcare providers and patients are searching for alternative treatment options. Most acupuncture trials have yielded poor results for smoking cessation; however, most trials have not used an intense treatment protocol and maintained treatment for at least 12 weeks...
October 2015: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Seung-Ho Sun
OBJECTIVE: This case report is to report the effect of Korean traditional treatment for idiopathic ninth, tenth, and twelfth cranial nerve palsy with ipsilateral headache. METHODS: The medical history and imaging and laboratory test of a 39-year-old man with cranial palsy were tested to identify the cause of disease. A 0.2-mL dosage of Hwangyeonhaedoktang pharmacopuncture was administered at CV23 and CV17, respectively. Acupuncture was applied at P06, Li05, TE05, and G37 on the right side of the body...
December 2012: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
Geoffroy Solelhac, Denis Charpin
In this paper, we review the current management of allergic rhinitis and new directions for future treatment. Currently, management includes pharmacotherapy, allergen avoidance and possibly immunotherapy. The simple washing of nasal cavities using isotonic saline provides a significant improvement and is useful, particularly in children. The most effective medication in persistent rhinitis used singly is topical corticosteroid, which decreases all symptoms, including ocular ones. Antihistamines reduce nasal itch, sneeze and rhinorrhea and can be used orally or topically...
2014: F1000Prime Reports
Xin-fang Zhang, Ji Zhu, Wen-ye Geng, Shu-jun Zhao, Chuan-wei Jiang, Sheng-rong Cai, Miao Cheng, Chuan-yun Zhou, Zi-bing Liu
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation and lung function decline are the main pathophysiological features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Acupuncture can improve lung function in patients with COPD, but the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Orexins (OXs), which are found in peripheral plasma, are neuropeptides that regulate respiration and their levels are related to COPD. Therefore, we hypothesized that acupuncture might alter OXs, reduce lung inflammation and improve lung function in COPD...
September 2014: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yuan Ming Di, Brian H May, Anthony Lin Zhang, Iris Wenyu Zhou, Christopher Worsnop, Charlie C L Xue
BACKGROUND: This systematic review evaluated the effects of ear acupuncture, ear acupressure and auriculotherapy for cigarette smoking cessation (SC) at end-of-treatment (EoT), three, six and 12 months follow-up. METHODS: Searches of six English and Chinese databases located 25 randomized controlled trials (3735 participants). Methodological quality was assessed using Cochrane Risk of Bias. Meta-analyses were conducted in two pools: 1. SC-specific ear acupuncture/acupressure or auriculotherapy (EAP/R) vs...
September 1, 2014: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Richard Glickman-Simon, Stephanie Savasta
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July 2014: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Adrian White, Adrian Taylor
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August 2014: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Kwokming James Cheng
This paper presents some previously proposed neurobiological mechanisms on how acupuncture may work in some clinical applications from a clinician's perspective. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, the proposed mechanisms included microinjury, increased local blood flow, facilitated healing, and analgesia. Acupuncture may trigger a somatic autonomic reflex, thereby affecting the gastric and cardiovascular functions. Acupuncture may also change the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, thereby affecting the emotional state and craving...
June 2014: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Luz Helena Alba, Raúl Murillo, Nelci Becerra, Nelson Páez, Alejandra Cañas, Catalina Mosquera, Juan Sebastián Castillo, Natalia Camacho, Javier Gómez, Plutarco García-Herreros, Luis Gabriel Bernal
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases represent the greatest burden of disease in Colombia for which smoking is the major risk factor. OBJECTIVES: To provide clinical practice recommendations based upon efficacy and safety of smoking cessation therapies for Colombian adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An adaptation of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) based on the ADAPT methodology was performed. We searched CPG on Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, and Cochrane databases...
April 2013: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Adrian R White, Hagen Rampes, Jian Ping Liu, Lindsay F Stead, John Campbell
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture and related techniques are promoted as a treatment for smoking cessation in the belief that they may reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review are to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and the related interventions of acupressure, laser therapy and electrostimulation in smoking cessation, in comparison with no intervention, sham treatment, or other interventions. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group Specialized Register (which includes trials of smoking cessation interventions identified from the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO) and AMED in October 2013...
January 23, 2014: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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