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PTSD chinese medicine

Rong-Fang Hu, Xiao-Ying Jiang, Junmin Chen, Zhiyong Zeng, Xiao Y Chen, Yueping Li, Xin Huining, David J W Evans
BACKGROUND: Adults in intensive care units (ICUs) often suffer from a lack of sleep or frequent sleep disruptions. Non-pharmacological interventions can improve the duration and quality of sleep and decrease the risk of sleep disturbance, delirium, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the length of stay in the ICU. However, there is no clear evidence of the effectiveness and harms of different non-pharmacological interventions for sleep promotion in adults admitted to the ICU. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions for sleep promotion in critically ill adults in the ICU...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Zhi-Kun Qiu, Guan-Hua Zhang, Jia-Li He, Jian-Chun Ma, Jia Zeng, Dong Shen, Yong-Gang Shen, Ji-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Yong Liu
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe psychiatric condition defined as a "trauma and stress-related disorder". Dampened allopregnanolone biosynthesis has been implicated as a possible contributor to PTSD aetiology. Free and Easy Wanderer Plus (FEWP) is a traditional Chinese medicine previously shown to be effective in PTSD treatment. However, little is known about the role of allopregnanolone in the anti-PTSD effects of FEWP. To evaluate this, the single prolonged stress (SPS) model was used in the present study...
August 18, 2015: Neuroscience Letters
Chunlan Hong, Thomas Efferth
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) widely occurs among victims or witness of disasters. With flashbacks, hyperarousal, and avoidance being the typical symptoms, PTSD became a focus of psychological research. The earthquake in Wenchuan, China, on May 12, 2008, was without precedent in magnitude and aftermath and caused huge damage, which drew scientists' attention to mental health of the survivors. We conducted a systematic overview by collecting published articles from the PubMed database and classifying them into five points: epidemiology, neuropathology, biochemistry, genetics and epigenetics, and treatment...
May 31, 2015: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Chunlan Hong, Jingming Cao, Thomas Efferth
BACKGROUND: On May 12, 2008, an earthquake with a power of 8.0 M on the Richter scale occurred in the Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province in southwest China, which was unprecedented in magnitude and aftermath. Approximately 70,000 people were killed and nearly 20,000 went missing. The earthquake caused a wide number of mental and physical health outcomes among survivors, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was one of the most commonly studied. METHODS: We conducted a systematic overview to assess research achievements about PTSD in the past 6 years after the Wenchuan earthquake, including symptoms and risk factors about PTSD among Wenchuan earthquake survivors, as well as research developments in genetics, molecular biology, and treatment of PTSD...
2014: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Yong-Hua Zhang
There is no disease called posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, Huangdi's Canon of Medicine written in about 200 BC, one of the most famous TCM classics, recorded diseases with similar etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical symptoms. Moreover, contemporary TCM also attaches great importance to diseases caused by trauma. Especially after 2008, there is a mini-rush of study on PTSD as a result of Sichuan earthquake. Referring to ancient and modern literature, we summarize the TCM treatment of PTSD and wish to contribute to the further study on TCM remedy for PTSD...
2014: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Huang Nie, Zhengwu Peng, Ning Lao, Huaning Wang, Yihuan Chen, Zongping Fang, Wugang Hou, Fang Gao, Xia Li, Lize Xiong, Qingrong Tan
Rosmarinic acid (RA) is an important component of Chinese herbal medicine treatments and has been demonstrated to exert therapeutic effects in mood disorders. The present study was designed to assess the effects of RA on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms, hippocampal cell proliferation and phosphorylation extracellular regulated protein kinases (pERK1/2) expression. We found that administration of RA (10mg/kg) alleviated PTSD-like symptoms in rats exposed to an enhanced single prolonged stress (ESPS) paradigm and restored hippocampal proliferation and pERK1/2 expression...
June 3, 2014: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Z Peng, H Wang, R Zhang, Y Chen, F Xue, H Nie, Y Chen, D Wu, Y Wang, H Wang, Q Tan
Gastrodin, a main constituent of a Chinese herbal medicine, has been shown to be effective in treating various mood disorders. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether gastrodin could ameliorate stress-associated behavior in a rat model of enhanced single prolonged stress (ESPS)-induced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Following ESPS, rats were administered orally with gastrodin (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg daily) or vehicle for 2 weeks. Animals were then tested in the open field and elevated plus-maze, and the levels of IL-6 and IL-1beta, the expression of iNOS, p38 and phospho-p38 (p-p38) in hippocampus were also tested...
2013: Physiological Research
Li-Ming Zhang, Jia-Zhi Yao, Yang Li, Kai Li, Hong-Xia Chen, You-Zhi Zhang, Yun-Feng Li
The dysregulation of the serotonergic system has long been recognized as an important factor underlying the pathophysiology of PTSD. To date, SSRIs have already been established as the firstline pharmacotherapeutic agents for treating acute and chronic PTSD. However, SSRIs largely have several disadvantages which limit their utility. Our previous study has also shown that administration of the total flavonoids, isolated from the extract of Xiaobuxin-Tang (XBXT, mild mind-easing decoction), comprising four Chinese medicines including Haematitum, Flos Inulae, Folium Phyllostachydis Henonis, and Semen Sojae Preparatum, exerted significant antidepressant-like effect in chronically mildly stressed rats, possibly mediated by serotonergic activation...
2012: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
McKenna Longacre, Ellen Silver-Highfield, Puja Lama, Michael Grodin
Survivors of torture and refugee trauma often have increased needs for mental and physical healthcare. This is due in part to the complex sequelae of trauma, including chronic pain, major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatization. This article reviews the scientific medical literature for the efficacy and feasibility of some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities including meditation, Ayurveda, pranayama/yogic breathing, massage/body-work, dance/movement, spirituality, yoga, music, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, qigong, t'ai chi, chiropractic, homeopathy, aromatherapy and Reiki specifically with respect to survivors of torture and refugee trauma...
2012: Torture: Quarterly Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture
Michael Hollifield
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common, debilitating, and has highly heterogeneous clinical and biological features. With the exception of one published preliminary clinical trial, rationale in support of the efficacy of acupuncture, a modality of Chinese medicine (CM), for PTSD has not been well described. This is a focused review of conceptual and clinical features of PTSD shared by modern western medicine (MWM) and CM, and of biological mechanisms of acupuncture that parallel known PTSD pathology...
December 2011: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
Hua-Ning Wang, Ye Peng, Qing-Rong Tan, Huai-Hai Wang, Yun-Chun Chen, Rui-Guo Zhang, Zhi-Zhong Wang, Li Guo, Yong Liu, Zhang-Jin Zhang
Free and Easy Wanderer Plus (FEWP) is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine that has been shown to be effective in treating various mood disorders. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether FEWP could ameliorate stress-associated behavior in rats. Following the exposure to enhanced single prolonged stress (ESPS) paradigm, consisting of 2-hr constraint, 20-min forced swimming, ether-induced loss of consciousness, and an electric foot shock, animals were administered orally with FEWP (2.5, 5, or 10mg/kg daily) or vehicle for 2 weeks...
November 13, 2009: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Michael Hollifield, Nityamo Sinclair-Lian, Teddy D Warner, Richard Hammerschlag
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and acceptability of accupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People diagnosed with PTSD were randomized to either an empirically developed accupuncture treatment (ACU), a group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), or a wait-list control (WLC). The primary outcome measure was self-reported PTSD symptoms at baseline, end treatment, and 3-month follow-up. Repeated measures MANOVA was used to detect predicted Group X Time effects in both intent-to-treat (ITT) and treatment completion models...
June 2007: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Mitsuko Sato, Masato Murakami
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disease with good prognosis, which is diagnosed by exclusion of possible causative organic diseases. However, since the patients tend to have strong psychotic symptoms including anxiety, tension, depression, irritation and insomnia, this syndrome has to be elucidated as a psychosomatic disease. Although the symptoms are usually limited to gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements, many patients also manifest some kinds of psychiatric abnormalities such as hypochondria, depression, hysteria, panic disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder...
August 2006: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Nityamo Sinclair-Lian, Michael Hollifield, Margaret Menache, Teddy Warner, Jenna Viscaya, Richard Hammerschlag
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common, disabling condition with many diverse symptoms including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and body pain. These symptoms are likely to be helped by treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); however, PTSD is not yet a recognized disorder (bing ming) in Chinese medicine. In preparation for a phase II clinical trial comparing TCM and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment of PTSD symptoms, a TCM diagnostic pattern framework for persons who meet the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) definition of PTSD was sought...
January 2006: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
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