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Yong Pang, Huimei Liu, Gaoxiong Duan, Hai Liao, Yanfei Liu, Zhuo Feng, Jien Tao, Zhuocheng Zou, Guoxiang Du, Rongchao Wan, Peng Liu, Demao Deng
Background : Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a menstrual cycle-related disorder which causes physical and mood changes prior to menstruation and is associated with the functional dysregulation of the brain. Acupuncture is an effective alternative therapy for treating PMS, and sanyinjiao (SP6) is one of the most common acupoints used for improving the symptoms of PMS. However, the mechanism behind acupuncture's efficacy for relieving PMS symptoms remains unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the brain response patterns induced by acupuncture at acupoint SP6 in patients with PMS...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Junmao Wen, Zhenjie Zhuang, Minhong Zhao, Dongming Xie, Bo Xie, Lixing Zhuang, Zheng Liang, Wei Wu, Hongwei Xu
RATIONALE: Moxibustion, an important therapeutic measure of TCM, can stimulate acupoints to unblock the meridians and collaterals, regulate the function of qi and blood, support health, and expel pathogens. So it could be an effective and safe for the treatment of constipation and improvement of the quality of life in poststroke patients with constipation. PATIENT CONCERNS: He has a history of constipation, with the defecation of hard, bound stool every 2 to 3 days with the help of glycerin enema...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiaotong Wang, Haixiong Lin, Mingzhu Chen, Jian Wang, Yuanlin Jin
BACKGROUND: Although many patients try to seek acupuncture to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes, evidence regarding its efficacy and acupoints characters are lacking. The aim of this protocol is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety, as well as the acupoints characteristics of acupuncture in the treatment of female undergoing IVF, by conducting a systematic review and data mining. METHODS: The following 6 databases will be searched from their inception to April 30, 2018: PubMed, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, VIP database, Embase, and Cochrane Library...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yanhu Xie, Jun Ma, Di Wang, Xiaoqing Chai, Chen Gao
The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulation on remifentanil-induced postoperative hyperalgesia (RIPH) and the possible involvement of spinal microglia suppression. A model of RIPH was established using adult male Sprague-Dawley rats by administration of remifentanil at 0.08 mg/kg intravenously for 60 min. The Huantiao and Yanglingquan acupoints were stimulated continuously by EA (2 Hz, ~1 mA) for 90 min from before paw incision to the end of remifentanil administration...
July 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Ji Hye Hwang, Hyo Won Jung, Seok Yong Kang, An Na Kang, Jun Nan Ma, Xiang Long Meng, Min Sub Hwang, Yong-Ki Park
Acupuncture with MOK, a polyherbal medicine (MOK pharmacopuncture), has been used for the treatment of thyroid syndromes including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in traditional Korean medicine. The present study investigated the effect of MOK pharmacopuncture on hypothyroidism and the mechanism underlying its antioxidation and immune regulation effects. Hypothyroidism was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by subcutaneous injection of Propylthiouracil (PTU; 10 mg/kg) once daily for 4 weeks. MOK was administered by acupuncture on the acupoints around the thyroid gland of PTU-induced hypothyroidism rats once daily for 2 weeks following hypothyroidism induction...
July 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Jia Li, Xiao Ran, Chao Cui, Chao Xiang, Ao Zhang, Feng Shen
Sleep deprivation (SD) adversely affects brain function and is accompanied by frequency-dependent changes in electroencephalograms (EEGs). Recent studies have suggested that acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for SD. However, the involvement of the frequency of EEG α and β waves in the protective effect of acupuncture against SD remains unknown. The present study investigated the instant effect of acupuncture at GV20 on insomnia by analyzing the frequency of α and β waves using electroencephalography in a model of sleep deprivation...
June 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Qianniu Li, Zhichao Xu, Tingting Wu, Ouyang Peng, Licheng Huang, Yun Zhang, Chunyi Xue, Zhifen Wen, Qingfeng Zhou, Yongchang Cao
PEDV variants, causing severe diarrhea in neonatal suckling piglets with a mortality rate up to 100%, have being epidemic since late 2010 in china. To meet the pressing need of safe and cost-efficient PED maternal vaccines against PEDV variant, we vaccinated growing piglets with a flagellin-adjuvanted PED vaccine rSF-COE-3D by injection at Houhai acupoint. The vaccination not only enhanced the antibody responses of serum IgG/IgA, mucosal IgA and serum neutralizing antibody, but also improved the production of IFN-γ and IL-4...
June 8, 2018: Vaccine
Chen-Yi Li, Si-Yi Yu, Bao-Jun Guo, Wen-Yao Li, Jiao Yang, You-Ping Hu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze studies published in journals included in PubMed in terms of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the therapeutic effect of acupuncture for simple obesity, so as to provide a reference for subsequent RCT-related designs and results. METHODS: RCT literature about acupuncture treatment of simple obesity from the PubMed database and from 2000 to 2016 was retrieved by using keywords of "obesity" "fat" "acupuncture" "joint application of acupuncture and herbal medicine" or "auricular point" "electroacupuncture", "acupoint application", or "cupping", followed by screening, extraction and evaluation of the design methodology and outcomes using Consolidated Standards for Reporting of Trials (CONSORT) and Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA)...
April 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Yi-Yu Peng, Hui-Tao Jing, Lan Luan, Ying-Ying Tu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of joint application of electroacupuncture (EA), acupointinjection and fire-needle in the treatment of menopausal syndrome (MS) women. METHODS: One hundred MS patients were randomized into control group and combined treatment group ( n =50 patients in each). The combined treatment group was treated by joint application of EA, acupoint-injection and fire-needle stimulation, and the control group treated by EA stimulation alone...
April 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Shi-Yun Chen, Peng Zhou, Ye Qin
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical efficacy and safety of bee-venom acupuncture therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A total of 120 cases of RA patients were randomized into bee-sting acupuncture group (treatment) and western medicine group (control) in accordance with the random number table. The patients of the control group were treated by oral administration of Methotrexate (10 mg, once a week) and Celecoxlb (0.2 g, once a day), and those of the treatment group treated by 5 to 15 bee stings of Ashi -points or acupoints according to different conditions and corporeity, and with the bee-sting retained for about 5 min every time, once every other day...
April 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Fei-Hong Liang, Xun-Rui Hou, Li-Hong Li, Xin Liang, Yu-Wei Lu, Hong Yang, Yuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupoint injection at "Yingxiang"(LI 20) and "Yintang"(GV 29) on nasal allergic reactions and the expression of histamine receptor H 1 and H 4 in nasal mucosa of allergic rhinitis (AR) rats, so as to reveal its mechanism underlying improvement of AR. METHODS: SD rats were randomized into normal, model, non-acupoint injection and acupoint injection groups ( n =8 in each). The AR model was established by intraperitoneal (i...
April 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Jing Lin, Yun Zhang, Qin-Min Wang, Mei-Feng Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To examine the distribution of heat-sensitive acupoints below the elbow and knee joints of the Yangming Meridians in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR).. METHODS: A total of 27 PAR volunteers 16-55 years in age were recruited in the present study. In a quiet room, the patient was ordered to take a recumbent or sitting position, and the operator held an ignited moxa-stick to make a circling (about 2 min), sparrow-pecking (2 min) and forwards-backwards moving (1 min) moxibustion perpendicularly over the skin (about 3 cm away) along the running course of the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming below the elbow joints and the Stomach Meridian of Foot Yangming below the knee joints on both sides...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Yi-Ni Sun, Xue-Si Hou, Jiang-Yun Wu, Hong-Fang Tian, Ji-Ping Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To observe whether acupuncture of the tender-points of the Spleen Meridian can achieve a better therapeutic effect for primary dysmenorrhea (PD) patients, so as to verify the importance of examining meridian-acupoint reactions in clinical practice. METHODS: A total of 72 PD patients were randomly assigned to tender-point group (observation group) and regular acupoint group (control group, n =36 in each). For patients of the observation group, the tender-points around San-yinjiao (SP 6), Diji (SP 8) and Yinlingquan (SP 9) were needled, and for those of the control group, the regular SP 6, SP 8 and SP 9 were needled...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Chuan-Yang Jin, Jiu-Long Wu, Jian-Bin Zhang
After analyzing the contents of Volume Ⅲ of A-B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion , we propose a concept of classical morphological view about acupoints in terms of their superficial signs and structure in Chinese ancient times. That is to say that the ancient medical experts' understanding about acupoints contain locality, layers and variability. These 3 aspects were applied to the classification and location of acupoints, as well as to the clinical treatment in the ancient times. Furthermore, the classical view about acupoints also contains the ideas of Shou-Xing (, keeping paying attention to needling the local acupoints only in the light of the focus) and Shou-Shen (, keeping paying attention to both the related acupoints and appropriate manipulations in the light of pattern identification of symptoms and signs as well as the patients' physical constitutions) in performing acupuncture treatment...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Chen She, Dong-Sheng Xu, Jing-Jing Cui, Jia Wang, Wei He, Xiao-Yu Wang, Xiang-Hong Jing, Wan-Zhu Bai
The anatomical structure of acupuncture points is the carrier for needling stimulation induced neurobiological effects. Although researchers have never stopped investigating its structure and experienced different stages from macroscopic to microcosmic morphological material basis, our understanding still largely lags behind the requirements of the times. In the present paper, we review development of researches on acupuncture points in recent decades from 1) macroscopic anatomical structure including skin, bones, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, etc...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Jing Shi, Jian Wang, Yuan Wang, Kun Liu, Yong Fu, Jian-Hua Sun, Ji-Ping Zhao, Xiao-Mei Shao, Si-Feng Feng, You-Wei Yang, Jie Li, Qian-An Cao, Xun He, Mei-Fang Liu, Lu Chen, Xiang Cui, Jiang-Yun Wu, Yuan-Yuan Wu, Xin-Yan Gao, Bing Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the correlation between the referred pain regions of stable angina pectoris (SAP) and the acupoints in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients and to investigate the rule of regional sensitized point distribution in rats. METHODS: A total of 1 046 CHD patients with SAP from 8 hospitals in China were recruited in the present study. The tenderness was palpated along the left and right chest, back, shoulder, upper limb, etc. by a specially-assigned researcher in each hospital...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Bin Xu, Xu Han
According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture points are very important in the treatment of various clinical conditions. This paper focuses on the correlation and connotation of two scientific propositions, i.e., the primordial state and sensitized state of acupoints. We hold that the modern concept of acupuncture point may be not the same as the traditional one in the connotations. The current acupuncture points are probably referred to the spots for acupuncture stimulation, rather than simple acupoints, while the sensitized state is possibly one of its characteristics...
May 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Qian Zhang, Chuncao Xu, Shiqi Lin, Huanbin Zhou, Gangtao Yao, Hu Liu, Lili Wang, Xin Pan, Guilan Quan, Chuanbin Wu
Dissolving microneedles carried drug molecules can effectively penetrate the stratum corneum of skin to improve the transdermal drug delivery. The traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture is based on the needle stimulation at a specific location (acupoint) to generate and transmit biochemical and physiological signals which alter the pathophysiological state of patients. However, the pain associated with conventional acupuncture needles and the requirement of highly trained professionals limit the development of acupuncture in non-Asian countries...
May 2018: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Ruining Liang, Peishuang Li, Xuemei Peng, Ling Xu, Pei Fan, Jiahua Peng, Xu Zhou, Chunlin Xiao, Miao Jiang
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that is characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. The main symptoms include dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. These symptoms impair the lives of most of the women suffering from the disease. Surgical resection of endometriotic lesions is an effective means of treating dysmenorrhea, but the risk of recurrence is high. Western medicine has limited use for treating it due to side effects and ineffectiveness...
June 7, 2018: Trials
Sharon Jiyoon Jung, Myung Geun Kook, Sungchul Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang, Kwang-Sup Soh
Homing of stem cells (SCs) to desired targets such as injured tissues remains a lingering problem in cell-based therapeutics. Studies on the biodistribution of intravenously administered SCs have shown the inefficacy of blood vessels as the homing path because most of the injected SCs are captured in the capillary beds of the lungs. We considered an alternative administration method utilizing the acupuncture meridians or the primo vascular system (PVS). We injected SCs at the acupoint Zusanli (ST-36) below the knee of a nude mouse with a spinal cord injured at the thoracic T9-10 vertebrae...
June 4, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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