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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914909/benefits-pitfalls-and-risks-of-phytotherapy-in-clinical-practice-in-otorhinolaryngology
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O Laccourreye, A Werner, L Laccourreye, P Bonfils
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate the benefits, pitfalls and risks of phytotherapy in the clinical practice of otorhinolaryngology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched using the following keywords: phytotherapy, phytomedicine, herbs, otology, rhinology, laryngology, otitis, rhinitis, laryngitis and otorhinolaryngology. Seventy-two articles (18 prospective randomized studies, 4 Cochrane analyses, 4 meta-analysis and 15 reviews of the literature) devoted to clinical studies were analyzed...
November 30, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903827/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-on-constipation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Jeongran Shin, Hyojung Park
The purpose was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure to relieve constipation in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. Participants were 52 patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at E University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, randomized into two groups of equal size. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to seven auricular acupoints for 6 weeks using vaccaria seeds, whereas the control group received the usual care. Constipation-assessment scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < ...
November 30, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896621/distinct-roles-of-asic3-and-trpv1-receptors-in-electroacupuncture-induced-segmental-and-systemic-analgesia
#3
Juanjuan Xin, Yangshuai Su, Zhaokun Yang, Wei He, Hong Shi, Xiaoyu Wang, Ling Hu, Xiaochun Yu, Xianghong Jing, Bing Zhu
Previous studies have demonstrated the effects of different afferent fibers on electroacupuncture (EA)-induced analgesia. However, contributions of functional receptors expressed on afferent fibers to the EA analgesia remain unclear. This study investigates the roles of acid-sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptors in EA-induced segmental and systemic analgesia. Effects of EA at acupoint ST36 with different intensities on the C-fiber reflex and mechanical and thermal pain thresholds were measured among the ASIC3(-/-), TRPV1(-/-), and C57BL/6 mice...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893607/acupuncture-does-not-protect-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-induced-damage-of-dopaminergic-neurons-in-a-preclinical-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Hui-Jun Yang, Yu Gao, Ji Young Yun, Young Eun Kim, Gwanhee Ehm, Ji Yeon Lee, Min-Yung Yoon, Young-Shin Lee, Han-Joon Kim, Beomseok Jeon
Acupuncture treatment, a complementary and alternative medicine, is associated with a suggested neuroprotective effect in previous preclinical studies of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, results from human clinical trials have been mixed or unsuccessful. Recent systematic reviews of translational neuroprotective studies showed that the supposed efficacy is confounded by low methodological quality, particularly by a lack of randomization and concealed allocation. We sought to replicate previous experimental findings with a study design that mitigates the introduction of bias, including randomization, blinded outcome measures, sham acupuncture application, and allocation concealment by blinded neurotoxin administration...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885326/review-of-clinical-studies-of-the-treatment-of-ulcerative-colitis-using-acupuncture-and-moxibustion
#5
REVIEW
Jun Ji, Yan Huang, Xia-Fei Wang, Zhe Ma, Huan-Gan Wu, Hyoyoung Im, Hui-Rong Liu, Lu-Yi Wu, Jing Li
Background. Clinical studies suggest that acupuncture and moxibustion therapy in ulcerative colitis (UC) can regulate bowel inflammation, and these treatments have the advantages of low rates of adverse reactions and recurrence as well as good long-term efficacy. We reviewed the current status of clinical studies of the treatment. Methods. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using the therapy as the major intervention for treating UC were included from 1995 to 2015. The extracted data mainly included diagnostic standards, treatment methods, selection of acupoints, treatment times and courses, and efficacy determination criteria...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882095/effect-of-acupoint-catgut-embedding-therapy-combined-with-chinese-medicine-for-nourishing-the-kidneys-and-promoting-blood-circulation-and-improving-blood-glucose-and-lipid-levels-as-well-as-the-pregnancy-rate-in-obese-pcos-patients-with-infertility
#6
Wenmin Qin, Kai Zhao, Haiyan Yang
In this study, we explored the effect of acupoint catgut embedding combined with Chinese medicine for nourishing kidney and promoting blood circulation as well as improving the glucose and lipid levels and pregnancy rate in obese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients with infertility. A total of 62 obese patients with PCOS were randomly divided into three groups, 21 of whom were treated with acupoint catgut embedding combined with Chinese medicine, another 21 with catgut embedding therapy, and 20 only with Chinese medicine...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880769/effects-of-treatment-of-treadmill-combined-with-electro-acupuncture-on-tibia-bone-mass-and-substance-pexpression-of-rabbits-with-sciatic-nerve-injury
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Yan Wang, Qiang Tang, Luwen Zhu, Ruyi Huang, Lei Huang, Melanie Koleini, Dequan Zou
The peripheral nervous system may play an important role in normal bone maintenance and remodeling. Substance P (SP) is a neuropeptide associated with bone loss and formation that may mediate the effects of the nervous system. The purpose of this study is to determine if treadmill running combined with electro-acupuncture at Jiaji acupoints (Jiaji-EA) affects tibial bone mass and SP expression in rabbits with sciatic nerve injury. Twenty-four juvenile male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: sham injury control (sham), sciatic never crush control (SNCr), treadmill running (treadmill), and Jiaji-EA combined with treadmill running (ET group)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852282/effect-of-acupuncture-on-insomnia-following-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yan Cao, Xuan Yin, Francisca Soto-Aguilar, Yiping Liu, Ping Yin, Junyi Wu, Bochang Zhu, Wentao Li, Lixing Lao, Shifen Xu
BACKGROUND: The incidence, mortality, and prevalence of stroke are high in China. Stroke is commonly associated with insomnia; both insomnia and stroke have been effectively treated with acupuncture for a long time. The aim of this proposed trial is to assess the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on insomnia following stroke. METHODS: This proposed study is a single-center, single-blinded (patient-assessor-blinded), parallel-group randomized controlled trial. We will randomly assign 60 participants with insomnia following stroke into two groups in a 1:1 ratio...
November 16, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843054/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-and-nonrandomized-trials-of-clinical-emotional-freedom-techniques-eft-for-the-treatment-of-depression
#9
Jerrod A Nelms, Liana Castel
BACKGROUND: Among a group of therapies collectively known as energy psychology (EP), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) is the most widely practiced. Clinical EFT is an evidence-based practice combining elements of cognitive and exposure therapies with the manual stimulation of acupuncture points (acupoints). Lacking is a recent quantitative meta-analysis that enhances understanding of the variability and clinical significance of outcomes after clinical EFT treatment in reducing depression...
August 18, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829866/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-learning-and-memory-and-improves-synaptic-plasticity-via-activation-of-the-pka-creb-signaling-pathway-in-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#10
Cai-Xia Zheng, Min Lu, Ya-Bi Guo, Feng-Xia Zhang, Hua Liu, Feng Guo, Xiao-Lin Huang, Xiao-Hua Han
Electroacupuncture (EA) has shown protective effects on cognitive decline. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are ill-understood. The present study was undertaken to determine whether the cognitive function was ameliorated in cerebral hypoperfusion rats following EA and to investigate the role of PKA/CREB pathway. We used a rat 2-vessel occlusion (2VO) model and delivered EA at Baihui (GV20) and Dazhui (GV14) acupoints. Morris water maze (MWM) task, electrophysiological recording, Golgi silver stain, Nissl stain, Western blot, and real-time PCR were employed...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829865/improvement-of-electroacupuncture-on-app-ps1-transgenic-mice-in-spatial-learning-and-memory-probably-due-to-expression-of-a%C3%AE-and-lrp1-in-hippocampus
#11
Xin Wang, Yanhuan Miao, Jiawula Abulizi, Fu Li, Yuping Mo, Weiguo Xue, Zhigang Li
Objectives. To explore the alterations of β-amyloid (Aβ) and low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP1) in APP/PS1 mice after electroacupuncture (EA) treatment and further to explore the mechanism. Methods. Forty 6-month-old APP/PS1 mice were randomly divided into a model group and an EA group, with twenty wild-type mice used as a normal control group. Mice in the EA group were treated with EA at GV 20 (băi huì) and bilateral KI 1 (yŏng quán) acupoints for 6 weeks. The Morris water maze was applied to assess the spatial memory in behavior...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829410/effect-of-catgut-implantation-at-acupoints-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Xinrong Li, Yang Liu, Qinxiu Zhang, Nan Xiang, Miao He, Juan Zhong, Qing Chen, Xiaopei Wang
BACKGROUND: The effect and safety of catgut implantation at acupoints o treat allergic rhinitis (ICD-10 code J30.4) remain controversial. Here, we used a sham catgut implantation group to determine whether catgut implantation at acupoints is an effective and safe treatment for allergic rhinitis. METHODS: A randomized double-blind clinical trial, with parallel groups was conducted. Skin prick and puncture test (SPT) was performed to confirm the diagnosis before enrollment...
November 10, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822341/model-acupuncture-point-bone-marrow-derived-stromal-stem-cells-are-moved-by-a-weak-electromagnetic-field
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Artem N Emelyanov, Marina V Borisova, Vera V Kiryanova
AIM: To show the existence of a structural formative role of magnetic fields (MFs) with respect to biological objects by using our proposed model of an acupoint. METHODS: We introduced a magnetised 10-100 μT metal rod (needle) into culture dishes with a negatively charged working surface and observed during 24 h how cells were arranged by MFs and by electrical fields (EFs) when attached. Rat and human bone marrow-derived stromal stem cells (rBMSCs and hBMSCs), human nonadherent mononuclear blood cells, NCTCs and A172 cells, and Escherichia coli (E...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821107/acupuncture-with-different-acupoint-combinations-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lili Gao, Bo Chen, Qiwen Zhang, Tianyi Zhao, Bo Li, Tao Sha, Jinxin Zou, Yongming Guo, Xingfang Pan, Yi Guo
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is beneficial for controlling chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). However, the effect of different acupoint combinations on controlling CINV remains unknown. This study aims to compare the effects of distal-proximal point association and local distribution point association on controlling CINV. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is a single-center, randomized controlled trial. A total of 240 participants will be randomly divided into four groups...
November 8, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814709/treatment-of-allergic-rhinitis-with-acupoint-herbal-plaster-an-oligonucleotide-chip-analysis
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Horng-Sheng Shiue, Yun-Shien Lee, Chi-Neu Tsai, Hen-Hong Chang
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is regarded as an imbalanced Th1/Th2 cell-mediated response. The present study used microarray analysis to compare gene expression levels between allergic rhinitis patients before and after a series of acupoint herbal plaster applications. METHODS: In this experimental pilot study, volunteers experiencing sneezing, runny nose, and congestion for more than 9 months in the year following initial diagnoses were included after diagnostic confirmation by otolaryngologists to exclude patients with sinusitis and nasal polyps...
November 4, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807402/more-than-deqi-spatial-patterns-of-acupuncture-induced-bodily-sensations
#16
Won-Mo Jung, Woosun Shim, Taehyung Lee, Hi-Joon Park, Yeonhee Ryu, Florian Beissner, Younbyoung Chae
Acupuncture uses needles to stimulate certain parts of the body, inducing a specific sensation, termed DeQi, which regard as essential for acupuncture's therapeutic effect. Here, we used the newly developed tool, bodily sensation mapping, to investigate the spatial configuration of acupuncture-induced sensations throughout the body. Twenty-five participants randomly received acupuncture stimulation or tactile stimulation using a von Frey filament at four different acupoints (HT7, PC6, ST36, and SP10) on the left side of the body...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803727/effectiveness-of-acupressure-on-the-taichong-acupoint-in-lowering-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Gan-Hon Lin, Wei-Chun Chang, Kuan-Ju Chen, Chen-Chen Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Li-Li Chen
Objectives. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on the Taichong acupoint in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients. Methods. Eighty patients with hypertension attending a cardiology outpatient department in central Taiwan were included in this randomized clinical trial. Acupressure was applied to the Taichong acupoint in the experimental group (n = 40) and to the first metatarsal (sham acupoint) in the control group (n = 40). Blood pressure was measured by electronic monitoring before and immediately 15 min and 30 min after acupressure...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793197/self-administered-acupressure-for-symptom-management-among-chinese-family-caregivers-with-caregiver-stress-a-randomized-wait-list-controlled-trial
#18
Agnes Tiwari, Lixing Lao, Amy Xiao-Min Wang, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Mike Ka Pui So, Doris Sau Fung Yu, Terry Yat Sang Lum, Helina Yin King Yuk Fung, Jerry Wing Fai Yeung, Zhang-Jin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Caregiving can be stressful, potentially creating physical and psychological strain. Substantial evidence has shown that family caregivers suffer from significant health problems arising from the demands of caregiving. Although there are programs supporting caregivers, there is little evidence regarding their effectiveness. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method designed to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) by applying external pressure to acupoints. A randomized, wait-list controlled trial was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-administered acupressure intervention on caregiver stress (primary objective) and stress-related symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, depression, and health-related quality of life (secondary objectives) in Chinese caregivers of older family members...
October 28, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790566/the-effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-teas-on-fatigue-in-haemodialysis-patients
#19
Fatemeh Hadadian, Nasrollah Sohrabi, Mandana Farokhpayam, Hoda Farokhpayam, Farhad Towhidi, Sadighe Fayazi, Ali Soroush, Alireza Abdi
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue is one of the most common symptom in End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving haemodialysis treatment. In recent years, researchers investigated the role of alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in treatment of the chronic disease; however, there is a paucity of information regarding the fatigue of haemodialysis patients. AIM: To evaluate the effects of Trans Cutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation (TEAS) on fatigue among ESRD patients receiving haemodialysis treatment...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784460/-effect-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-treatment-as-maintenance-therapy-on-regulating-the-serum-concentration-of-sctla-4-in-patients-with-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-prognosis
#20
Y Jiang, L B Wu, L P Shen, P Zhang, W J Jiang, J H Tian, L S Liu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment as maintenance therapy on regulating the serum concentration of soluble cytotoxic T lymphocyte associated antigen-4 (sCTLA-4) in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and the relationship between sCTLA-4 and time to progression (TTP). Methods: This study was conducted as a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. 64 non-progressive patients who responded to initial therapy were randomized 1∶1 to the TCM arm (treated with cinobufacini injection, herbal decoction and Chinese acupoint application, n=32) or to the chemotherapy arm (n=32)...
October 23, 2016: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
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