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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522910/comparison-of-the-analgesic-effects-between-electro-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-with-visceral-hypersensitivity-rats-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Ji-Meng Zhao, Liang Li, Liu Chen, Yin Shi, Yu-Wei Li, Hai-Xia Shang, Lu-Yi Wu, Zhi-Jun Weng, Chun-Hui Bao, Huan-Gan Wu
AIM: To observe whether there are differences in the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Mox) in rats with visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: EA at 1 mA and 3 mA and Mox at 43 °C and 46 °C were applied to the Shangjuxu (ST37, bilateral) acupoints in model rats with visceral hypersensitivity. Responses of wide dynamic range neurons in dorsal horns of the spinal cord were observed through the extracellular recordings. Mast cells (MC) activity in the colons of rats were assessed, and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 receptor (5-HT3R) and 5-HT4R expressions in the colons were measured...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499367/the-effectiveness-of-long-needle-acupuncture-at-acupoints-bl30-and-bl35-for-cp-cpps-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Minjie Zhou, Mingyue Yang, Lei Chen, Chao Yu, Wei Zhang, Jun Ji, Chi Chen, Xueyong Shen, Jian Ying
BACKGROUND: The chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is one of the commonest chronic inflammatory diseases in adult men, for which acupuncture has been used to relieve related symptoms. The present study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of the long-needle acupuncture on CP/CPPS. METHODS: A randomized traditional acupuncture-controlled single blind study was conducted on 77 patients who were randomized into long-needle acupuncture (LA) and traditional acupuncture (TA) groups...
May 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493082/electro-acupuncture-at-zusanli-acupoint-st36-suppresses-inflammation-in-allergic-contact-dermatitis-via-triggering-local-il-10-production-and-inhibiting-p38-mapk-activation
#3
Zhigang Wang, Tao Yi, Man Long, Yisen Gao, Chunhao Cao, Chenwei Huang, Qian Wang, Nina Yin, Zebin Chen
Acupuncture has shown beneficial effect in the treatment of multiple dermatologic conditions including dermatitis, pruritus, urticaria, and hyperhidrosis; however, the detailed mechanisms are still kept unclear. This study aimed to investigate if electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment prevents 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in rats and explore its underlying mechanisms. ACD was induced by sensitizing and challenging with DNFB topically. Rats were treated daily following bilateral subcutaneous stimulation of EA at Zusanli acupoint (ST36) for 1 week...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491108/electroacupuncture-improves-cognitive-deficits-through-increasing-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-and-alleviating-inflammation-in-cci-rats
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Dexiong Han, Zhe Liu, Gaimei Wang, Ying Zhang, Zemin Wu
Objective. To investigate the effect of EA on regional cerebral blood flow, cognitive deficits, inflammation, and its probable mechanisms in chronic cerebral ischemia (CCI) rats. Methods. Rats were assigned randomly into sham operation group (sham group) and operation group. For operation group, CCI model was performed using the permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) method, and then rats were further randomly divided into model group and electroacupuncture (EA) group. 2/15 Hz low-frequency pulse electric intervention was applied at "Baihui" and "Dazhui" acupoints in EA group...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487967/comparative-analysis-of-the-beneficial-effects-of-treadmill-training-and-electroacupuncture-in-a-rat-model-of-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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Ha Neui Kim, Malk Eun Pak, Myung Jun Shin, Soo Yeon Kim, Yong Beom Shin, Young Ju Yun, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
In the present study, we investigated whether treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) have autonomous or synergistic beneficial effects on deficits caused by neonatal hypoxia‑ischemia in Sprague-Dawley rats. For this purpose, rats subjected to hypoxia-ischemia underwent treadmill training and EA stimulation from 4 to 8 weeks of age. Conventional EA (CEA) and scalp EA (SEA) were delivered by electrical stimulation (2 Hz, 1 mA) at traditional acupoints and at the scalp to the primary motor area, respectively...
June 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483191/effectiveness-of-acupressure-at-the-zusanli-st-36-acupoint-as-a-comfortable-treatment-for-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-study-in-indonesia
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Fitrullah, Addison Rousdy
Diabetes mellitus is a dangerous disease worldwide. Indonesia has 10 million diabetic and 17.9 million prediabetic citizens. Unfortunately, less than half of these diabetic individuals are aware of their conditions and less than 1% of those receiving medical treatment achieve their healing targets. Because acupressure is believed to be an effective treatment without the use of drugs, in this study we investigated acupressure as a comfortable and effective way of treating patients with diabetes mellitus. This pilot study involved 30 participants who were split into two groups: 15 each in the experimental and the control groups...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478802/electroacupuncture-ameliorates-spatial-learning-and-memory-impairment-via-attenuating-nox2-related-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-induced-by-a%C3%AE-1-42
#7
G Wu, L Li, H-M Li, Y Zeng, W-C Wu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive deterioration of cognition and memory, in which oxidative stress has been played a crucial role in the pathology of AD. Electroacupuncture (EA) is a widely used therapy based on traditional acupuncture combined with modern electrotherapy in Asia. The present study aimed to determine the effects of EA treatment on spatial learning and memory impairment, and to elucidate the status of NOX2-related oxidative stress in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease induced by Beta-amyloid1-42 (Aβ1-42)...
April 29, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476445/characteristic-patterns-of-normal-meridian-acupoint-temperature
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Han-Ning Wei, Li-Ping Jiang, Bin Xiong, Si Zhou, Lan Yu, Yan-Mei Huang, Dao-Guang Liu, Wei Ling, Xin-Nan Song, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Hai-Lu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Body temperature is an important indicator of health and illness. However, a single temperature measurement is not always reliable. Such measurements can be made using meridians, which are energy channels with acupoints being the nodes. To date, there is no published reference of meridian acupoint temperatures applicable to human health, and there is no clear digitalized indicator that could be utilized to evaluate human health by way of meridian acupoints up to now. METHODS: Our study recruited 100 healthy medical college students for the measurement of acupoint temperature...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473863/role-of-acupoint-area-collagen-fibers-in-anti-inflammation-of-acupuncture-lifting-and-thrusting-manipulation
#9
Fan Wang, Guang-Wei Cui, Le Kuai, Jian-Min Xu, Ting-Ting Zhang, Huai-Jin Cheng, Hong-Sheng Dong, Gui-Rong Dong
The role of the acupoint area collagen fibers in the efficacy of acupuncture lifting and thrusting (L&T) manipulation will be explored in this paper. 30 male NZW rabbits were randomly divided into 6 groups: sham operation group (Group N), model group (Group M), acupuncture without manipulation group (Group W), acupuncture L&T manipulation group (Group A), collagenase pretreatment group (Group JM), and collagenase pretreatment + acupuncture L&T manipulation group (Group JA). The bacterial endotoxin was used to generate the rabbit fever models...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469655/electroacupuncture-reduces-apoptotic-index-and-inhibits-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-in-the-hippocampus-of-rats-with-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#10
Xiao Lan, Xin Zhang, Guo-Ping Zhou, Chun-Xiao Wu, Chun Li, Xiu-Hong Xu
Electroacupuncture attenuates cerebral hypoxia and neuronal apoptosis induced by cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. To further identify the involved mechanisms, we assumed that electroacupuncture used to treat cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury was associated with the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. We established rat models of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury using the modified Zea-Longa's method. At 30 minutes before model establishment, p38 MAPK blocker SB20358 was injected into the left lateral ventricles...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465703/response-of-blood-perfusion-at-st-36-acupoint-after-drinking-cold-glucose-or-saline-injection
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Guangjun Wang, Shuyong Jia, Hongyan Li, Ze Wang, Yuying Tian, Weibo Zhang
Skin blood flux (SkBF) changes caused by drinking cold water are generally associated with vagal tone and osmotic factors in digestive system. According to acupuncture theory, change of SkBF at ST 36 might reflect the functional changes of digestive system. The aim of this study is to analyze the changes of SkBF after drinking 3°C 0.9% saline or 5% glucose injection by monitor blood flux at bilateral ST 36. The results indicated that, after drinking different cold water, the change ratio of SkBF at right side ST 36 has been different...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461125/modulation-of-neurogenesis-via-neurotrophic-factors-in-acupuncture-treatments-for-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Hwa Kyoung Shin, Sae-Won Lee, Byung Tae Choi
Acupuncture is one of the main healing arts in Oriental medicine. It has long been used in East Asian countries, including Korea and China, and is thought to be an effective alternative treatment for various neurological diseases. The therapeutic effects of acupuncture come from inserting a needle at specific acupoints on the body surface, with subsequent delivery of stimulation via manual rotation or electric pulses (electroacupuncture, EA). In various neurological disease models, peripheral nerve stimulation using acupuncture or EA may have protective effects on neural tissues by increasing expression of neurotrophic factors (NTFs), such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor and glial-derived neurotrophic factor, in the central nervous system, especially the brain...
April 29, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460716/does-electrode-placement-influence-tens-induced-antihyperalgesia-in-experimental-inflammatory-pain-model
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Maurício L Poderoso Neto, Leonardo Y S Maciel, Kamilla M L Cruz, Valter J Santana Filho, Leonardo R Bonjardim, Josimari M DeSantana
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a treatment commonly used for managing pain; however, the ideal placement of the electrodes is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the best way to apply TENS electrodes in an experimental inflammatory pain model. METHOD: Knee joint inflammation was induced in rats, followed by administration of low-frequency TENS (4Hz) under anesthesia for five days. Animals were randomly allocated to five groups according to electrode placement (n=6, each): dermatome, contralateral, paraspinal, acupoint, and control...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459508/effect-of-electric-acupoint-stimulation-on-gastrointestinal-hormones-and-motility-among-geriatric-postoperative-patients-with-gastrointestinal-tumors
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Lili Hou, Lei Xu, Yan Shi, Fen Gu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of electric acupoint stimulation on gastrointestinal hormones and motility among geriatric postoperative patients with gastrointestinal tumors, and to explore an efficient and noninvasive method for postoperative recovery of bowel functions. METHODS: Forty patients were randomly and evenly assigned into a regular nursing care group (RNC) and an acupoint electric stimulation group (AES). Patients in the RNC group received regular nursing care and patients in the AES group received regular nursing care plus electric stimulation of acupoints...
August 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456892/a-mathematical-model-of-histamine-mediated-neural-activation-during-acupuncture
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Na Yin, Hongwei Yang, Wei Yao, Guanghong Ding
Acupoints (Xuewei) are the focus of acupuncture on the body in traditional Chinese medicine treatment. Mast and nerve cells share a perivascular location and are abundantly found at these acupoints. Both environmental factors and medical treatments (chemical and physical stimuli) can stimulate local mast cells (MCs) to degranulate and thus release histamine which then activates the nearby nerves and therefore contributes to a signal transmission from the peripheral to the central nervous system. In this paper, a mathematical model is constructed to describe the signaling pathways that originate from the cells located at an acupoint...
April 29, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456767/st36-electroacupuncture-activates-nnos-inos-and-atp-sensitive-potassium-channels-to-promote-orofacial-antinociception-in-rats
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R T Almeida, G Galdino, A C Perez, G Silva, T R Romero, I D Duarte
Orofacial pain is pain perceived in the face and/or oral cavity, generally caused by diseases or disorders of regional structures, by dysfunction of the nervous system, or through referral from distant sources. Treatment of orofacial pain is mainly pharmacological, but it has increased the number of reports demonstrating great clinical results with the use of non-pharmacological therapies, among them electroacupuncture. However, the mechanisms involved in the electroacupuncture are not well elucidated. Thus, the present study investigate the involvement of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and ATP sensitive K(+) channels (KATP) in the antinociception induced by electroacupuncture (EA) at acupoint St36...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449490/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-teas-ameliorates-chemotherapy-induced-bone-marrow-suppression-in-lung-cancer-patients
#17
Lili Hou, Fen Gu, Guanghui Gao, Caicun Zhou
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of percutaneous electrical stimulation on chemotherapy-induced bone marrow suppression in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: From December 2014 to August 2015, one hundred ninety-one non-small cell lung cancer patients with chemotherapy naive were randomly divided into control group, medication group, and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) group. Patients with the control group received routine nursing care, the medication group was treated by oral administration of prophylactic agents, and TEAS group received electrical stimulation of acupoints including Dazhui (DU14), Geshu (BL17), Zusanli (ST36), Sanyinjiao (SP6), and Hegu (LI4)...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445309/exploring-spatial-patterns-of-acupoint-indications-from-clinical-data-a-strobe-compliant-article
#18
Won-Mo Jung, Soon-Ho Lee, Ye-Seul Lee, Younbyoung Chae
Every acupoint has specific indications for acupuncture treatment. These indications, primarily established based on the meridian system, have spatial patterns of symptoms on the human body. We investigated the associations between acupoints and symptom locations in 75 patients with chronic pain who were asked to sketch the localization of their symptoms on body schemes using the bodily sensation map (BSM) system. Combining the BSM and clinical information, we estimated the statistical parameters of relationships between acupoints and spatial information on symptoms...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438185/comparison-of-the-efficacy-between-conventional-moxibustion-and-smoke-free-moxibustion-on-knee-osteoarthritis-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Lin-Lin Zhu, Jian-Ying Zhou, Ling Luo, Xiang Wang, Jia-Xi Peng, Sha-Sha Chen, Hai-Yan Yin, Qiao-Feng Wu, Cheng-Shun Zhang, Peng Lv, Yong Tang, Shu-Guang Yu
BACKGROUND: Conventional moxibustion is a representative non-drug intervention in traditional Chinese medicine, and it has been reported to produce encouraging results and benefits in relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in previous clinical trials and systematic reviews. Given that increasing concerns on the safety of generated smoke from conventional moxibustion have received much attention, smoke-free moxibustion is regarded as a potential alternative...
April 24, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434473/the-effect-of-applying-pressure-to-the-liv3-and-li4-on-the-symptoms-of-premenstrual-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Helen Allan, Fatemeh Beheshti, Asma Khalili, Fahimeh Miri, Marziyeh Rezaei, Mahbobeh Mojgori, Fatemeh Imaninasab, Fahimeh Irani, Shohreh Salari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of simple acupressure protocol in LIV3, LI4 and placebo points on the quality of life (QOL) in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). METHOD: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 97 participants (students in of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran) with PMS were allocated to three groups to receive 20min acupressure on different acupoints for 14days before menstruation for three consecutive menstrual cycles (training and then two cycles self applied acupressure)...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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