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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037556/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-teas-treatment-improves-pregnancy-rate-and-implantation-rate-in-patients-with-implantation-failure
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Ya-Chiung Hsu, I-Ting Liang, Shang-Yu Huang, Hsin-Shih Wang, Yung-Kuei Soong, Chia-Lin Chang
OBJECTIVE: Although major advances have greatly improved the outcomes of assisted reproductive technology in the last two cascades, there remains significant difficulty in achieving pregnancy for many patients even after repeated attempts of IVF. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the reproductive outcomes of select IVF patients. To determine the utility of TEAS in improving IVF outcomes in patients with a history of implantation failure, we conducted a retrospective study of clinical outcomes of women, who had a prior history of unsuccessful pregnancy outcome after IVF-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), following TEAS treatment...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034548/electroacupuncture-alleviates-chemotherapy-induced-pain-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-spinal-camkii-in-rats
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Y Zhang, A Li, J Xin, K Ren, B M Berman, L Lao, R-X Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current medical treatments for chemotherapy-induced pain (CIP) are either ineffective or have adverse side effects. Acupuncture may alleviate CIP, but its effectiveness against this condition has not been studied. Paclitaxel causes neuropathic pain in cancer patients. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on paclitaxel-induced CIP in a rat model. Paclitaxel (2 mg/kg) or vehicle was injected (i.p.) on alternate days of 0-6. The resulting pain was treated with 10 Hz/2 mA/0...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030218/acupuncture-suppresses-intravenous-methamphetamine-self-administration-through-gaba-receptor-s-mediation
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Yi Jeong Choi, Nam Jun Kim, Rong Jie Zhao, Da Hye Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Hee Young Kim, Young S Gwak, Eun Young Jang, Jae Su Kim, Yun Kyu Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Sang Nam Lee, Sung Chul Lim, Bong Hyo Lee
OBJECTIVES: Methamphetamine is one of the widely abused drugs. In spite of a number of studies, there is still little successful therapy to suppress the methamphetamine abuse. Acupuncture has shown to attenuate the reinforcing effects of psychostimulant. Based on, the present study investigated if acupuncture could suppress intravenous methamphetamine self-administration behavior. In addition, a possible neuronal mechanism was investigated. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 270-300g were trained to intake food pellet...
October 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029639/efficacy-differences-of-electroacupuncture-with-single-acupoint-or-matching-acupoints-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bo Chen, Yang Guo, Xue Zhao, Li-Li Gao, Bo Li, Tian-Yi Zhao, Qi-Wen Zhang, Jin-Xing Zou, Ming-Yue Li, Yong-Ming Guo, Yi Guo, Xing-Fan Pan
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that acupuncture is beneficial for the alleviation of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. However, there is a lack of clinical evidence concerning the effects of acupoint-matching on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a parallel randomized controlled trial to evaluate the occurrence of nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy (the incidence of nausea and vomiting, frequency, VAS score, RINVR rating) as the main outcome for cancer...
October 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029258/acupuncture-improves-peri-menopausal-insomnia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fu Cong, Zhao Na, Liu Zhen, Yuan Lu-Hua, Xie Chen, Yang Wen-Jia, Yu Xin-Tong, Yu Huan, Chen Yun-Fei
Study Objective: To evaluate the short-term efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of peri-menopausal insomnia (PMI). Methods: Design: A randomized, participant-blind, placebo-controlled trial consisted of the acupuncture group (n=38) and placebo-acupuncture group (n=38). Setting: A tertiary teaching and general hospital. Participants: 76 peri-menopausal women with insomnia disorder based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, third Edition. Interventions: A 10-session of acupuncture at bilateral Shenshu (BL 23) and Ganshu (BL 18) with unilateral Qimen (LR 14) and Jingmen (GB 25) or Streitberger needles at the same acupoints was performed for over 3 weeks...
September 22, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018212/enhanced-therapeutic-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-using-surface-modified-nanoporous-acupuncture-needles
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Bo Ram Lee, Hye-Rim Kim, Eun-Sook Choi, Jung-Hoon Cho, Nam-Jun Kim, Jung-Hee Kim, Kyeong-Min Lee, Abdul Razzaq, Hansaem Choi, Yunju Hwang, Craig A Grimes, Bong-Hyo Lee, Eunjoo Kim, Su-Il In
Acupuncture originated within the auspices of Oriental medicine, and today is used as an alternative method for treating various diseases and symptoms. The physiological mechanisms of acupuncture appear to involve the release of endogenous opiates and neurotransmitters, with the signals mediating through electrical stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS). Earlier we reported a nanoporous stainless steel acupuncture needle with enhanced therapeutic properties, evaluated by electrophysiological and behavioral responses in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017492/electroacupuncture-ameliorating-post-stroke-cognitive-impairments-via-inhibition-of-peri-infarct-astroglial-and-microglial-macrophage-p2-purinoceptors-mediated-neuroinflammation-and-hyperplasia
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Jia Huang, Xiaofang You, Weilin Liu, Changming Song, Xiaomin Lin, Xiufeng Zhang, Jing Tao, Lidian Chen
BACKGROUND: During ischemic stroke (IS), adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is released from damaged nerve cells of the infract core region to the extracellular space, invoking peri-infarct glial cellular P2 purinoceptors singling, and causing pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion, which is likely to initiate or aggravate motor and cognitive impairment. It has been proved that electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective and safe strategy used in anti-inflammation. However, EA for the role of purine receptors in the central nervous system has not yet been reported...
October 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986807/acupuncture-alters-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-plasma-of-maternally-separated-rat-pups
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Dongsoo Kim, Chang-Hwan Bae, Ye Lee Jun, Hyongjun Jeon, Sungtae Koo, Seungtae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential alleviating effects of acupuncture on maternal separation (MS)-induced changes in plasma pro-inflammatory cytokine levels of rat pups. METHODS: On postnatal day 15, rat pups were randomly assigned to 4 groups (n=6 per group) using a random number table: normal, MS, MS with acupuncture stimulation at Shenmen (HT 7) acupoint (MS+HT 7), and MS with acupuncture stimulation at Chengshan (BL 57) acupoint (MS+BL 57) groups. Rat pups in the normal group were housed with their mothers under standard conditions; those in the MS, MS+HT 7 and MS+BL 57 groups were maternally separated and individually maintained...
October 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982045/pregnancy-outcomes-of-women-randomized-to-receive-real-versus-placebo-acupuncture-on-the-day-of-fresh-or-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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Mimi T Y Seto, Ka Wang Cheung, Tsz Kin Lo, Ernest H Y Ng
INTRODUCTION: Acupuncture is commonly used in various aspect of Western medicine in recent years including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Although there are many clinical trials of acupuncture in IVF and the Cochrane meta-analysis did not find benefit of adjuvant acupuncture for IVF, there is no report on the pregnancy outcomes of women who had received acupuncture during their IVF treatment. OBJECTIVES: To compare the pregnancy outcomes of women randomized to receive real versus placebo acupuncture during their IVF treatment...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974888/moxibustion-eases-chronic-inflammatory-visceral-pain-through-regulating-mek-erk-and-creb-in-rats
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Zhi-Yuan Li, Yan Huang, Yan-Ting Yang, Dan Zhang, Yan Zhao, Jue Hong, Jie Liu, Li-Jie Wu, Cui-Hong Zhang, Huan-Gan Wu, Ji Zhang, Xiao-Peng Ma
AIM: To investigate the effects of herb-partitioned moxibustion (HPM) on phosphorylation of mitogen-activated extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK)1, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) in spinal cord of rats with chronic inflammatory visceral pain (CIVP), and to explore the central mechanism of HPM in treating CIVP. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into normal, model, HPM, sham-HPM, MEK-inhibitor and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) groups...
September 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974247/the-long-term-effect-of-acupuncture-for-patients-with-chronic-tension-type-headache-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lingyun Lu, Hui Zheng, Qianhua Zheng, Xinyu Hao, Siyuan Zhou, Shusen Zhang, Tao Wei, Tao Gao, Duoxi Duan, Ling Zhao, Ning Li, Ying Li
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of acupuncture for patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is controversial. In this article, we report the protocol for a randomized controlled trial aiming to evaluate the long-term effect of acupuncture for CTTH, in comparison with superficial acupuncture. DESIGN: A two-armed, parallel-design, patient-assessor blind, randomized controlled trial is underway in China. A total of 218 participants with CTTH will be randomly assigned to the treatment group or the control group in a 1:1 ratio...
October 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962170/electro-acupuncture-ameliorates-cognitive-impairment-via-improvement-of-brain-derived-neurotropic-factor-mediated-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
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Ruhui Lin, Xiaojie Li, Weilin Liu, Wenlie Chen, Kunqiang Yu, Congkuai Zhao, Jia Huang, Shanli Yang, Hongwei Peng, Jing Tao, Lidian Chen
A previous study by our group found that electro-acupuncture (EA) at the Shenting (DU24) and Baihui (DU20) acupoints ameliorates cognitive impairment in rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the precise mechanism of action has remained largely unknown. The present study investigated whether brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) mediates hippocampal synaptic plasticity as the underlying mechanism. Rats were randomly divided into three groups: The sham operation control (Sham) group, the focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) group, and the I/R with EA treatment (I/R+EA) group...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951357/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-proprioception-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-after-unilateral-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Lei Zhang, Yi-Kai Li, Ji Qi, Shao-Qun Zhang, Rui-Yue Ping, Xin Zhou, Lin Yu, Rui-Feng Liu, Shi-Jie Fu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of electroacupuncture on proprioception in cynomolgus monkeys after unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. METHODS: Twenty-seven cynomolgus monkeys were randomized equally into 3 groups, namely unilateral ACL injury with electroacupuncture group, unilateral ACL injury model group and blank control group. One week after modeling, the monkeys in electroacupuncture group were treated daily for 12 weeks with electroacupuncture at the acupoints Wei Yang, Yin Gu, Xi Yangguan and Qu Quan...
September 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947384/manual-acupuncture-improves-parameters-associated-with-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-ptz-induced-kindling-in-mice
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Alexsandro Luís Frantz, Gabriela Gregory Regner, Pricila Pflüger, Vanessa Rodrigues Coelho, Lucas Lima da Silva, Cassiana Macagnan Viau, Marcele Silva de Souza, Juliana Bondan da Silva, Jaqueline Nascimento Picada, Jenifer Saffi, Patrícia Pereira
The use of acupuncture in the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders is an age-old practice. Although only a few studies have proved its efficacy, evidence has indicated the use of acupuncture to treat different types of seizures. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the effect of manual acupuncture (MAC) using the chemical kindling model. The role of MAC in oxidative stress and inflammation after pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced kindling was investigated by measuring reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities, nitrite content, and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in cerebral cortex...
September 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930260/association-between-auricular-signals-and-the-risk-factors-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Lorna Kwai Ping Suen, Chao Hsing Yeh, Simon Kai Wang Yeung, Jojo Yee Mei Kwan, Hon Fat Wong, David Chan, Alice Siu Ping Cheung, Vincent Tok Fai Yeung
Objective: This study aims to determine the association between auricular signals and the risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MS). Methods: A case-control study with an equal number of cases and controls matched by age group and gender was conducted. A total of 204 participants were recruited. Patients were verified as having MS based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Auricular assessment was conducted in the following sequence: visual inspection, electrical skin resistance test (ESRT), and pressure pain test (PPT)...
June 25, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917360/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-evaluating-quality-of-life-when-using-a-simple-acupressure-protocol-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhea
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Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Helen Allan, Nazafarin Hosseini, Ahmad Khosravi, Rahimeh Asadi, Shohreh Salari, Raziyeh Dehghani, Zahra Jamshidi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Mansoreh Saberian, Fatemeh Javedan, Zahra Salari, Fahimeh Miri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a simple acupressure protocol in LIV3 and LI4 acupoints in women with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 90 young women with dysmenorrhea were recruited to three groups to receive 20min acupressure every day in either LIV3 or LI4, or placebo points. Acupressure was timed five days before menstruation for three successive menstrual cycles. On menstruation, each participant completed the Wong Baker faces pain scale, and the quality of life short form -12 (QOL SF-12)...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915981/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-improves-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-a-prospective-randomized-and-controlled-study
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Fan Qu, Fang-Fang Wang, Yan Wu, Jue Zhou, Nicola Robinson, Paul J Hardiman, Jie-Xue Pan, Yi-Jing He, Yu-Hang Zhu, Han-Zhi Wang, Xiao-Qun Ye, Ke-Lin He, Long Cui, Hong-Li Zhao, Ying-Hui Ye
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, and controlled study. SETTING: IVF center in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Four hundred and eighty-one infertile patients with bilateral tubal blockage who were referred for IVF. Patients were randomized into four groups. INTERVENTION: TEAS was administered for 30min, respectively, at 24h before TVOR and two hours before ET...
September 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913350/neuronal-regeneration-after-electroacupuncture-treatment-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-cerebral-infarction-rats
#18
Shiang-Lin Liao, Yi-Wen Lin, Ching-Liang Hsieh
Adult neuronal cells which can regenerate have been reported. The present study investigated whether acupuncture enhances neuronal regeneration in ischemic stroke rats. We established an ischemic stroke rat model by occluding the cerebral blood flow of the right middle cerebral artery for 15 minutes and then allowing reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats. The results indicated that, in these rats, 2 Hz electroacupuncture (EA) at both Zusanli (ST36) and Shangjuxu (ST37) acupoints reduced the infarction/hemisphere ratio 8 days after reperfusion and reduced the modified neurological severity score (mNSS) and increased the rotarod test time 4 and 8 days after reperfusion, respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900462/comparison-of-the-therapeutic-effects-of-acupuncture-at-pc6-and-st36-for-chronic-myocardial-ischemia
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Li Shi, Jiliang Fang, Jiping Zhao, Guiyong Liu, Qing Zhao, Jinling Zhang, Jinzhao Zhang, Bing Zhu, Fanrong Liang, Peijing Rong
We aimed to compare the differences of the effects on chronic myocardial ischemia (MI) of acupuncture at PC6 and ST36. The chronic MI model of minipigs was created by implanting an Ameroid constrictor on the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and then two weeks' acupuncture was stimulated at PC6 or ST36, respectively. The results showed that both acupoints' stimulation decreased the serous cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and ischemia modified albumin (IMA) significantly and improved the ischemic ECG changes...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900460/manual-acupuncture-at-pc6-ameliorates-acute-restraint-stress-induced-anxiety-in-rats-by-normalizing-amygdaloid-noradrenergic-response
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ZhengLin Zhao, Sang Chan Kim, HongFeng Liu, Jie Zhang, YuHua Wang, Il Je Cho, Bong Hyo Lee, Chang Hyun Song, Chul Won Lee, Chae Ha Yang, RongJie Zhao, YiYan Wu
Acupuncture improves ethanol withdrawal-induced anxiety in rats in an acupoint-dependent manner. Thus, the present study investigated the effects of acupuncture on acute restraint stress- (ARS-) induced anxiety. Male rats were exposed to ARS for 3 h followed by acupuncture at either PC6 (Neiguan), HT7 (Shenmen), or a nonacupoint (tail) once a day for three consecutive days. Five minutes after the third acupuncture treatment, anxiety-like behavior was evaluated in an elevated plus maze (EPM). Additionally, plasma corticosterone (CORT) levels were measured by radioimmunoassay and the concentrations of norepinephrine (NE) and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-phenylglycol (MHPG) in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) were determined using high-performance liquid chromatography...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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