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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660431/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-poloxamer-407-induced-hyperlipidemia-through-suppressing-hepatic-srebp-2-expression-in-rats
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Mijung Yeom, Jinhee Park, Bombi Lee, Hyang Sook Lee, Hi-Joon Park, Ran Won, Hyejung Lee, Dae-Hyun Hahm
AIMS: Acupuncture, particularly electroacupuncture (EA) has been shown to have the lipid-lowering effects, but not completely investigated. The present study was aimed to examine whether EA could attenuate poloxamer-407 (P-407)-induced hyperlipidemia in the rats and to investigate its potential mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Rats received P-407 (0.4 g/kg, i.p.) to induce hyperlipidemia. EA was performed at ST36 and ST40 acupoints a total of three times with 12 h-interval starting 1 h before the P-407 injection at 0...
April 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651775/characterization-of-hidden-rules-linking-symptoms-and-selection-of-acupoint-using-an-artificial-neural-network-model
#2
Won-Mo Jung, In-Soo Park, Ye-Seul Lee, Chang-Eop Kim, Hyangsook Lee, Dae-Hyun Hahm, Hi-Joon Park, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Younbyoung Chae
Comprehension of the medical diagnoses of doctors and treatment of diseases is important to understand the underlying principle in selecting appropriate acupoints. The pattern recognition process that pertains to symptoms and diseases and informs acupuncture treatment in a clinical setting was explored. A total of 232 clinical records were collected using a Charting Language program. The relationship between symptom information and selected acupoints was trained using an artificial neural network (ANN). A total of 11 hidden nodes with the highest average precision score were selected through a tenfold cross-validation...
April 12, 2018: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643431/an-estradiol-independent-bdnf-npy-cascade-is-involved-in-the-antidepressant-effect-of-mechanical-acupuncture-instruments-in-ovariectomized-rats
#3
Su Yeon Seo, Ji-Young Moon, Suk-Yun Kang, O Sang Kwon, Sunoh Kwon, Se Kyun Bang, Soo Phil Kim, Kwang-Ho Choi, Yeonhee Ryu
Menopause-related depression devastates women's quality of life after middle age. Previous research has shown that estrogen hormone therapy has serious adverse effects; thus, complementary and integrative therapies have been considered clinically. The present study investigates whether stimulation of an acupoint using a mechanical acupuncture instrument (MAI) can mitigate depression-like behavior caused by estrogen deficiency in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. The animals were divided into Sham OVX, OVX, OVX + Sameumgyo (SP6) and OVX + NonAcu (non-acupuncture point) groups...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629296/effects-of-acupuncture-in-postmenopausal-women-with-prehypertension-or-stage-1-hypertension-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-comparative-interventional-cohort-study
#4
Bok-Nam Seo, Ji-Eun Park, Young-Eun Kim, Kyung-Won Kang, In-Chan Seol, Sun-Mi Choi
Background: Hypertension is a major cause of cardiovascular disease and associated mortality, and postmenopausal women are at a high risk of hypertension. We aim to investigate the hypotensive effect and safety of acupuncture, focusing on postmenopausal women with prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension. In addition, we aim to investigate whether the effect of acupuncture treatment differed, depending on Sasang Constitution and cold-heat pattern. Methods: This study is designed as an intervention cohort study...
March 2018: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628954/the-effect-of-acupressure-at-spleen-6-acupuncture-point-on-the-anxiety-level-and-sedative-and-analgesics-consumption-of-women-during-labor-a-randomized-single-blind-clinical-trial
#5
Parisa Samadi, Zahra Alipour, Minoor Lamyian
Background: Labor pain is the most severe pain women would experience, which could lead to loss of emotional control that plays a key role in creating a traumatic delivery experience and psychological disorders. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure on anxiety level and sedative and analgesics consumption in women during labor. Materials and Methods: This study was a randomized, single-blind clinical trial performed at Maryam Hospital in Tehran, Iran...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626523/expression-of-genes-in-primo-vasculature-floating-in-lymphatic-endothelium-under-lipopolysaccharide-and-acupuncture-electric-stimulation
#6
Jun-Young Shin, Jong-Ok Ji, Da-Woon Choi, Sang-Heon Choi, Jong-Gu Choi, Min-Suk Rho, Ji Yoon Lee, Sang-Suk Lee
It is known that the existence of primo vascular system (PVS) including the primo nodes and vessels. However, it is poorly understood the relevant genes in the PVS system both patho- and physiologic condition. Here, we first examined the gene expression in primo vessels (PV) floating in lymphatic endothelium by isolation of PVS and lymphatic vessels (LV) containing PVS. To investigate therapeutic effects, both PV and LV containing PVS were isolated after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) injection and acupuncture electric stimulation (AES) at two acupoints of Joksamni (ST36) and Hapgok (LI04) following LPS...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623933/electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-promote-regeneration-of-injured-sciatic-nerve-through-schwann-cell-proliferation-and-nerve-growth-factor-secretion
#7
Lin-Na Hu, Jin-Xin Tian, Wei Gao, Jing Zhu, Fang-Fang Mou, Xiao-Chun Ye, Yu-Pu Liu, Ping-Ping Lu, Shui-Jin Shao, Hai-Dong Guo
Using electroacupuncture and moxibustion to treat peripheral nerve injury is highly efficient with low side effects. However, the electroacupuncture- and moxibustion-based mechanisms underlying nerve repair are still unclear. Here, in vivo and in vitro experiments uncovered one mechanism through which electroacupuncture and moxibustion affect regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. We first established rat models of sciatic nerve injury using neurotomy. Rats were treated with electroacupuncture or moxibustion at acupoints Huantiao (GB30) and Zusanli (ST36)...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608997/the-beneficial-effects-of-electroacupuncture-at-pc6-acupoints-neiguan-on-myocardial-ischemia-in-asic3-mice
#8
Ying-Wang, Wan-Shuang Zhao, Di Li, Ya-Han Xu, Meng-di Li, Jin Chen, Zhi-Jun Kou, Qi-Ge Wang, Yi-Guo Chen, Nsoa Dimitri Joseph
This study aims to investigate the possible mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) at PC6 to improve myocardial ischemia (MI) by regulating the cardiac transient outward potassium current channel (Ito). According to the random number table, the mice were divided into 6 groups of 6 mice each: control group, MI group, PC6, LU7 (Lieque-point), ST36 (Zusanli-point), and nonacupoint group. Mice in the control group were injected with saline (20mg/kg, 24 hours interval), and the other ASIC3 -/- mice were injected subcutaneously twice with isoproterenol (ISO) (20mg/kg, 24 hours interval)...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601832/antidepressant-effects-of-acupoint-stimulation-and-fluoxetine-by-increasing-dendritic-arborization-and-spine-density-in-ca1-hippocampal-neurons-of-socially-isolated-rats
#9
Amalia Dávila-Hernández, Sergio R Zamudio, Lucía Martínez-Mota, Roberto González-González, Eduardo Ramírez-San Juan
Given the importance of depression and the adverse effects of conventional treatment, it is necessary to seek complementary therapies. In a rat model of depression, this study aimed to assess the behavioral and morphological effects of embedding absorbable thread in acupoints (acu-catgut), and compare the results to those of fluoxetine treatment and the corresponding control groups. Therefore, depressive-like behavior was evaluated with the forced swimming test, and dendritic morphology (in the CA1 hippocampal region) with the Golgi-Cox technique and Sholl analysis...
March 27, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599811/the-pilot-survey-of-the-perception-on-the-practice-pattern-diagnosis-and-treatment-on-korean-medicine-insomnia-focusing-on-the-difference-between-korean-medical-neuropsychiatry-specialists-and-korean-medical-general-practitioners
#10
Jung-Hwa Lim, Jin-Hyung Jeong, Sang-Ho Kim, Kyeong-Ok Kim, Seung-Yeon Lee, Sang-Hyup Lee, Bo-Kyung Kim
Introduction: This study aims to investigate the clinical practice states on the diagnosis and treatment for insomnia between Korean medical general practitioners (KMGPs) and Korean medical neuropsychiatry specialists (KMNPSs). Methods: We distributed questionnaires via email or in person to 1,017 KMGPs and via email to 165 KMNPSs. We collected and analyzed responses from 305 (30.00%) KMGPs and 53 (32.12%) KMNPSs. Results: Most KMGPs and KMNPSs responded that the number of new patients visiting the clinic for treatment of insomnia was less than 10 per month (78...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584457/acupoint-massage-for-managing-cognitive-alterations-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Fang Liu, Cuiling Shen, Liqun Yao, Zhuangmiao Li
BACKGROUND: Cognitive disorders pose a major problem in the aging population across the globe. Acupoint massage has been used to improve cognitive functions in older adults. In this study, the authors performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the usefulness of acupoint massage in preventing cognitive declines in older adults. DESIGN: The authors searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting on the effectiveness of acupoint massage on cognition in older adults in the following literature databases: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, Foreign Medical Journal Service, Cochrane Library, VIP Information, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, WANFANG, and Chinese Biomedical...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568893/kcc2-gabaa-pathway-correlates-with-the-analgesic-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-in-cci-rats
#12
Si-Si Li, Wen-Zhan Tu, Cheng-Qian Jia, Xia Jiang, Xin-Ru Qian, Guan-Hu Yang, Qi-Miao Hu, Wen-Ci Chen, Bin Lu, Song-He Jiang
Potassium-chloride cotransporter 2 (KCC2) has been indicated to serve a crucial role during chronic neuropathic pain (NP). Following the emergence of NP, γ‑aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor‑mediated signaling may be further impaired by the changes of KCC2 chloride anion gradient. In the present study, the authors investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the behavior and the expression of KCC2 and GABAA receptor γ2 subunit in the spinal cord of chronic constriction injury (CCI) model rats...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563830/different-mechanisms-of-contralateral-or-ipsilateral-acupuncture-to-modulate-the-brain-activity-in-patients-with-unilateral-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-pilot-fmri-study
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Shuai Zhang, Xu Wang, Chao-Qun Yan, Shang-Qing Hu, Jian-Wei Huo, Zhong-Yan Wang, Ping Zhou, Chun-Hong Liu, Cun-Zhi Liu
Background: Chronic shoulder pain (CSP) is a common disease causing pain and functional limitation, which is highly prevalent and has substantial negative effects on the quality of life. Acupuncture has gained popularity and has been accepted gradually by many countries because it can successfully treat patients with chronic pain, but the specific brain mechanisms under acupuncture treatment for CSP remain unclear. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to 1) compare the clinical effects between acupuncture at the contralateral and ipsilateral Tiaokou (ST 38) point in patients with unilateral shoulder pain and 2) explore how contralateral- and ipsilateral-acupuncture modulates the regional homogeneity (ReHo) of patients with CSP...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560637/-regularity-of-clinical-application-of-lianquan-cv-23-in-chinese-ancient-times-according-to-literature-of-traditional-chinese-medicine
#14
Mei-Jun Deng, Chun-Yan Liu, Yu Xie, Jie-Bin Zhu, Zhen-Hua Xu
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the regularity of application of Lianquan (CV 23) in clinical practice in Chinese ancient times through analysis of ancient traditional Chinese medical (TCM) literature. METHODS: A total of 60 books involving CV 23 from the 1 156 ancient TCM books listed in the fifth edition of Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicine were collected by using CV 23 as the main keyword and "Sheben" "Benchi", and "Jieben" (the other names of CV 23 in TCM)as the supplementary keywords and analyzed systematically...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560635/-treatment-of-occipital-neuralgia-by-electroacupuncture-combined-with-neural-mobilization
#15
Yan Wang, Zi-Nan Guo, Zhen Yang, Shun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with neural mobilization (NM) in the treatment of occipital neuralgia. METHODS: A total of 62 occipital neuralgia patients were randomized into EA group (19 cases), NM group (22 cases) and EA+NM group (21 cases). EA was applied at acupoint-pairs as Yuzhen (BL 9)- Tianzhu (BL 10), Fengchi (GB 20)- Wangu (GB 12), etc. NM intervention consisted of occipital muscle group mobilization, C2 spinous process mobilization, cervical joint passive movement management mobilization, etc...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560629/-acupuncture-reduces-acute-cerebral-ischemia-by-suppressing-local-and-peripheral-inflammation-and-regulating-expression-of-cerebral-protein-silent-information-regulator-factor-2-related-enzyme-1-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-rats
#16
Qiong Wang, Wei Huang, Hong-Yang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on the expression of silent information regulator factor 2-related enzyme 1 (SIRT 1) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in rats with acute cerebral ischemia (ACI), so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of ACI. METHODS: One hundred female SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: normal control (normal), sham-operation (sham), model, non-acupoint and acupoint, with 20 rats in each. The ACI model was established by occlusion (electric coagulation) of the middle cerebral artery after craniotomy...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557487/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-on-postoperative-analgesia-after-ureteroscopic-lithotripsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Qing Tu, Jianhui Gan, Jinlin Shi, Hong Yu, Shuangliang He, Jian Zhang
Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) is an effective analgesic measure. We studied the analgesic effect of TEAS by applying it alone after ureteroscopic lithotripsy, rather than applying it as a supplementary analgesic measure. Participants (n = 120) scheduled to undergo ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy, were enrolled and randomly assigned into Group T (TEAS n = 60) and Group C (Control, n = 60). The participants in Group T were treated with TEAS for postoperative analgesia...
March 20, 2018: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557375/comparison-of-the-anti-apoptotic-effects-of-15-and-35-minute-suspended-moxibustion-after-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#18
Ai-Jiao Xiao, Lin He, Xin Ouyang, Jie-Min Liu, Ming-Ren Chen
Heat-sensitive suspended moxibustion has a neuroprotective effect against focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The duration of heat-sensitive suspended moxibustion (usually from 30 minutes to 1 hour) is longer than traditional suspended moxibustion (usually 15 minutes). However, the effects of 15- and 35-minute suspended moxibustion in rats with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury are poorly understood. In this study, we performed 15- or 35-minute suspended moxibustion at acupoint Dazhui (GV14) in an adult rat model of focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury...
February 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549891/immediate-effect-of-acupuncture-on-electromyographic-activity-of-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-and-pain-in-patients-with-nonspecific-neck-pain-a-randomized-single-blinded-sham-controlled-crossover-study
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Simone Aparecida Penimpedo Calamita, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Nívea Cristina De Melo, Marco Antônio Fumagalli, César Ferreira Amorim, Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Fabiano Politti
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess changes in upper trapezius myoelectric activity and pain in patients with nonspecific neck pain after a single session of acupuncture (ACP). METHODS: A blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted. Fifteen patients with nonspecific neck pain and 15 healthy participants were enrolled in a randomized, single-blinded, crossover study. Each participant was subjected to a single session of ACP and sham acupuncture (SACP)...
March 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543742/gender-differences-in-laser-acupuncture-results-of-a-crossover-study-with-green-and-yellow-laser-at-the-ear-point-shenmen
#20
Daniela Litscher, Junying Wang, Gerhard Litscher, Guangzong Li, Peggy Bosch, Maurits van den Noort, Lu Wang
Background: One of the most commonly used auricular acupuncture points selected for different pain treatment regimens is Shenmen. This point on the ear has been recognized as having a wide number of applications, as found by scientific investigation. Methods: Within this crossover study, the ear acupoint Shenmen was stimulated with two different kinds of laser (green, 532 nm and yellow, 589 nm) in 22 healthy volunteers (13 female, 9 male; mean age ± SD = 25.3 ± 4.1 years; range 21-36 years). Both green and yellow lasers were used for 15 min in the same volunteers in two different sessions...
March 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
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