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Acupuncture gerd

Shimin Pan, Jinxiang Li, Xi Zhang, Ying Li, Jie Yan, Wei Zhang, Sha Hu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of the acupuncture regulating qi based on the compatibility of the five meridians and common western medication for gastroesophageal reflux disease with the disharmony between liver and stomach. METHODS: Sixty patients were divided into two groups according to non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and reflux esophagitis (RE). Those in the two groups were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group. There were 57 cases included (28 in the observation group with 2 dropping, 29 in the control group with 1 dropping)...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Lu-jiao Gao, Xing-hua Bai
OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of needling stimulation of the dorsal segment (7 spots below the spinous processes from T3 to T9) of the Governor Vessel for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: A total of 60 cases of GERD patients were randomly divided into acupuncture group and medication group (n = 30 in each group). For patients of the acupuncture group, the depression spots below the spinous processes from T3 to T9, including both acupoints [Shenzhu (GV 12), Shendao (GV 11), Lingtai (GV 10), Zhiyang (GV 9), Jinsuo (GV 8)] and non-acupoints (T4, T8) were punctured with filiform needles, once every other day for 8 weeks...
April 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Gajin Han, Jungtae Leem, Hojung Lee, Junhee Lee
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease lowers the quality of life and increases medical costs. Electroacupuncture has been used to ease symptoms and improve gastrointestinal motility in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The main purposes of this study are to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this procedure. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a protocol for a randomized, patient-blinded, assessor-blinded, sham-controlled trial. Sixty participants with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, who have previously undergone standard treatment, will be recruited from August 2015 at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital...
May 17, 2016: Trials
Qi-Fei Wu, Ji-Min Wu, Xing-Hua Bai, Zhi-Hua Wang, Hui-Yu Cai, Wei-Li Gong, Shu-Rui Tian
The response rules of pressing pain on the back section in the Governor Vessel in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) were studied to provide references for the diagnosis and treatment of GERD. Seventy-six cases of GERD were included into an observation group while 30 healthy volunteers were recruited into a control group. A mechanical measurement device of pressing pain that could measure the pain threshold was adapted to observe the pressing pain on the back section in the Governor Vessel in GERD patients and healthy volunteers...
August 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Carla Maradey-Romero, Hemangi Kale, Ronnie Fass
There has been a marked decline over the last several years in drug development for gastroesophageal reflux disease and specifically for nonerosive reflux disease (NERD), despite there being many areas of unmet need. In contrast, we have seen a proliferation, during the same period of time, in development of novel, nonmedical therapeutic strategies for NERD using cutting-edge technology. Presently, compliance and lifestyle modifications are readily available noninvasive therapeutic interventions for NERD. Other nonmedical therapies include, the Stretta procedure, transoral incisionless fundoplication, and the magnetic sphincter augmentation device (LINX)...
August 2014: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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The present study was designed to estimate the effectiveness of structural resonance electromagnetic therapy, acupuncture, and DMW therapy applied for the treatment of the patients presenting with gastroesophageal reflux disease. It was shown that acupuncture produced beneficial effect on the functional state of oesophagus and neurohumoral regulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter; moreover, it suppressed the acid-producing activity of the stomach. Structural resonance electromagnetic therapy, acupuncture, and DMW therapy decreased the level of vasoactive intestinal peptide in blood sera of the patients with this condition...
November 2013: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
M T Èfendieva
Effectiveness of acupuncture in treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease is investigated. Favourable effect on functional state of esophagus, neurohumoral regulation of lower esophageal sphincter, decrease of acid producing function of stomach is proven. Results obtained establish a ground to advise to a patients with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease a treatment course of acupuncture on corporeal points as monotherapy combined with a diet.
2013: Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology
Karin Meissner, Margrit Fässler, Gerta Rücker, Jos Kleijnen, Asbjorn Hróbjartsson, Antonius Schneider, Gerd Antes, Klaus Linde
IMPORTANCE: When analyzing results of randomized clinical trials, the treatment with the greatest specific effect compared with its placebo control is considered to be the most effective one. Although systematic variations of improvements in placebo control groups would have important implications for the interpretation of placebo-controlled trials, the knowledge base on the subject is weak. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether different types of placebo treatments are associated with different responses using the studies of migraine prophylaxis for this analysis...
November 25, 2013: JAMA Internal Medicine
Chao-xian Zhang, Li-ke Guto, Bao-rui Guo
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture combined with Dalitong granule for gastroesophageal reflux disease and to explore the therapeutic mechanism. METHODS: Five hundred cases diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease were randomly divided into a combination group, an electroacupuncture group, a Dalitong granule group, and a western medication group, 125 cases in each group. The electroacupuncture group was treated with acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36), Zhongwan (CV 12), Neiguan (PC 6), Tai-chong (LR 3) and Gongsun (SP 4), once daily for 6 weeks; the Dalitong granule group was treated with oral administration of Dalitong granule 6 g, three times daily; the combination group was treated with above two methods; the western medication group was treated with oral administration of Mosapride 5 mg, three times daily, Omeprazole 20 mg, twice daily and Amitriptyline 25 mg, twice daily...
June 2012: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Lyn Patrick
Gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), a common disorder in the Western world, can lead to complications that include esophageal stricture and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple challenges are associated with GERD treatment. First, lack of symptoms does not correlate with the absence of or the healing of esophageal lesions. Second, proton pump inhibitors, the current standard of care for GERD, are ineffective for the majority of GERD patients who have non-erosive disease. This article discusses these challenges, investigates the mechanisms of damage in GERD, and explores the existing data on unconventional forms of treatment, including melatonin, acupuncture, botanicals, and dietary interventions...
June 2011: Alternative Medicine Review: a Journal of Clinical Therapeutic
Johannes Fleckenstein, Christian Lill, Rainer Lüdtke, Jochen Gleditsch, Gerd Rasp, Dominik Irnich
OBJECTIVES: One out of 4 patients visiting a general practitioner reports of a sore throat associated with pain on swallowing. This study was established to examine the immediate pain alleviating effect of a single point acupuncture treatment applied to the large intestine meridian of patients with sore throat. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis were enrolled in this randomized placebo-controlled trial. They either received acupuncture, or sham laser acupuncture, directed to the large intestine meridian section between acupuncture points LI 8 and LI 10...
September 2009: Clinical Journal of Pain
Johannes Fleckenstein, Cornelia Raab, Jochen Gleditsch, Peter Ostertag, Gerd Rasp, Wolfram Stör, Dominik Irnich
OBJECTIVES: Chronic rhinitis without an allergic or infectious etiology (vasomotor rhinitis) is a common disease for which there are only few and not very effective therapeutic treatment options. The current placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded pilot study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis. DESIGN: A total of 24 patients with confirmed diagnosis of vasomotor rhinitis were randomly allocated to either acupuncture or sham laser acupuncture treatment...
April 2009: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Gerd-Marko Ostendorf
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March 1, 2008: Versicherungsmedizin
Toku Takahashi
Functional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are common in the general population. Especially, motor dysfunction of the GI tract and visceral hypersensitivity are important. Acupuncture has been used to treat GI symptoms in China for thousands of years. It is conceivable that acupuncture may be effective in patients with functional GI disorders because it has been shown to alter acid secretion, GI motility, and visceral pain. Acupuncture at the lower limbs (ST-36) causes muscle contractions via the somatoparasympathetic pathway, while at the upper abdomen (CV-12) it causes muscle relaxation via the somatosympathetic pathway...
May 2006: Journal of Gastroenterology
M T Efendieva, A N Razumov, M V Poroĭkova
The effects of acupuncture or SHF electromagnetic field in combination with iodine-bromine baths on neurohumoral regulation of the lower esophageal sphincter were studied in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. DMW-therapy in combination with iodine-bromine baths lowered initially elevated level of the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) while acupuncture reduced initially elevated levels of gastrin and VIP. These results show pathogenetic validity of using acupuncture or SHF electromagnetic field in combination with iodine-bromine baths in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease of the first or second degree...
July 2002: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
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