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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753705/spinal-cord-injury-how-could-acupuncture-help
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REVIEW
Qianqian Fan, Omer Cavus, Lize Xiong, Yun Xia
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most common causes of death and disability worldwide, and it can result in both permanent disability and serial complications in patients. Research shows that patients with SCI complications are often interested in acupuncture for symptomatic relief. Therefore, the issue of physicians advising their patients regarding the use of acupuncture to alleviate SCI complications becomes pertinent. We review and summarize two types of relevant publications: (1) literature concerning acupuncture for SCI and its complications and (2) underlying mechanisms of acupuncture therapy for SCI...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722303/harnessing-migraines-for-neural-regeneration
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Borkum
The success of naturalistic or therapeutic neuroregeneration likely depends on an internal milieu that facilitates the survival, proliferation, migration, and differentiation of stem cells and their assimilation into neural networks. Migraine attacks are an integrated sequence of physiological processes that may protect the brain from oxidative stress by releasing growth factors, suppressing apoptosis, stimulating neurogenesis, encouraging mitochondrial biogenesis, reducing the production of oxidants, and upregulating antioxidant defenses...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681183/neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-emerging-therapeutic-strategies-based-on-pathophysiologic-phases-of-the-injury
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Qiuli Wang, Hongyan Lv, Lixin Lu, Pengshun Ren, Lianxiang Li
Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important cause of neonatal death and disability. At present, there is no unified standard and specialized treatment method for neonatal HIE. In clinical practice, we have found that a gap remains between preclinical medical research and clinical application in treatment of neonatal HIE. To promote an organic combination of preclinical research and clinical application, we propose the different phases as intervention targets, based on the pathophysiologic changes in phases I, II, and III of neonatal HIE; moreover, we suggest transformative medicine as a principle that may improve the therapeutic effect by blocking the progression of the disease to an irreversible stage...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623942/combined-acupuncture-and-huangdisan-treatment-affects-behavior-and-synaptophysin-levels-in-the-hippocampus-of-senescence-accelerated-mouse-prone-8-after-neural-stem-cell-transplantation
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Chun-Lei Zhou, Lan Zhao, Hui-Yan Shi, Jian-Wei Liu, Jiang-Wei Shi, Bo-Hong Kan, Zhen Li, Jian-Chun Yu, Jing-Xian Han
Sanjiao acupuncture and HuangDiSan can promote the proliferation, migration and differentiation of exogenous neural stem cells in senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) mice and can improve learning and memory impairment and behavioral function in dementia-model mice. Thus, we sought to determine whether Sanjiao acupuncture and HuangDiSan can elevate the effect of neural stem cell transplantation in Alzheimer's disease model mice. Sanjiao acupuncture was used to stimulate Danzhong (CV17), Zhongwan (CV12), Qihai (CV6), bilateral Xuehai (SP10) and bilateral Zusanli (ST36) 15 days before and after implantation of neural stem cells (5 × 105 ) into the hippocampal dentate gyrus of SAMP8 mice...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519860/effects-of-electroacupuncture-combined-with-stem-cell-transplantation-on-anal-sphincter-injury-induced-faecal-incontinence-in-a-rat-model
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Xiaojia Li, Xiutian Guo, Weiqi Jin, Jingen Lu
BACKGROUND: Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and acupuncture are known to mitigate tissue damage. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of combined electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation and BMSC injection in a rat model of anal sphincter injury-induced faecal incontinence (FI). METHODS: 60 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: sham-operated control, FI, FI+EA, FI+BMSC, and FI+BMSC+EA. The anorectal tissues were collected on days 1, 3, 7 and 14...
March 8, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436375/scalp-acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-motor-function-in-acute-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Colette Widrin
An acute spinal cord injury is the result of a traumatic injury to the spinal cord caused by a contusion, compression, or severing of the spinal cord. There are approximately 17,000 new cases each year, of which, males account for 80%. Approximately 65% of these injuries cause incomplete or partial damage to the spinal cord. Comprehensive treatment is essential to restore maximum function. Surgical procedures, stem cell therapy, pharmaceutical agents, and physical therapy are employed to minimize and repair damage done to the nervous system...
April 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231615/-effects-of-different-methods-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion-on-functional-constipation-in-rats-a-comparative-study
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Jing Xu, Yuzhu Du, Xuanping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Haijiao Xing, Lijia Pan, Rui Jia, Chun-Sheng Jia
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of acupuncture, electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion on functional constipation in rats. METHODS: Sixty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into a control group ( n =8), a model group ( n =11), a medication group ( n =8), an acupuncture group ( n =11), an EA group ( n =11) and a moxibustion group ( n =11) by random number table. The rats in the model group, medication group, acupuncture group, EA group and moxibustion group were treated with intragastric administration of loperamide hydrochloride for 6 days continuously to establish the functional constipation models, while equal volume of drinking water was administrated to rats in the control group at the same time...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198334/mind-and-body-practices-for-fatigue-reduction-in-patients-with-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nathan Duong, Hailey Davis, Paula D Robinson, Sapna Oberoi, Danielle Cataudella, S Nicole Culos-Reed, Faith Gibson, Miriam Götte, Pamela Hinds, Sanne L Nijhof, Deborah Tomlinson, Patrick van der Torre, Elena Ladas, Sandra Cabral, L Lee Dupuis, Lillian Sung
PURPOSE: To determine whether non-physical activity mind and body practices reduce the severity of fatigue in patients with cancer or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients compared to control interventions. METHODS: We included randomized trials which compared non-physical activity mind and body practices compared with control interventions for the management of fatigue in cancer and HSCT patients. RESULTS: Among 55 trials (4975 patients), interventions were acupuncture or acupressure (n=12), mindfulness (n=11), relaxation techniques (n=10), massage (n=6), energy therapy (n=5), energizing yogic breathing (n=3) and others (n=8)...
December 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111577/applications-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-modulating-plasticity-of-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Ling-Yong Xiao, Xue-Rui Wang, Ye Yang, Jing-Wen Yang, Yan Cao, Si-Ming Ma, Tian-Ran Li, Cun-Zhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture is widely applied for treatment of various neurological disorders. This manuscript will review the preclinical evidence of acupuncture in mediating neural plasticity, the mechanisms involved. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched acupuncture, plasticity, and other potential related words at the following sites: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and VIP information data base. The following keywords were used: acupuncture, electroacupuncture, plasticity, neural plasticity, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, neuroblast, stem cell, progenitor cell, BrdU, synapse, synapse structure, synaptogenesis, axon, axon regeneration, synaptic plasticity, LTP, LTD, neurotrophin, neurotrophic factor, BDNF, GDNF, VEGF, bFGF, EGF, NT-3, NT-4, NT-5, p75NTR, neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, norepinephrine, noradrenaline, dopamine, monamine...
November 7, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920142/acupuncture-for-reduction-of-symptom-burden-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-undergoing-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Gary Deng, Sergio Giralt, David J Chung, Heather Landau, Jonathan Siman, Benjamin Search, Marci Coleton, Emily Vertosick, Nathan Shapiro, Christine Chien, Xin S Wang, Barrie Cassileth, Jun J Mao
PURPOSE: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is potentially curative for a number of hematologic malignancies, but is associated with high symptom burden. We conducted a randomized sham-controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an integrative treatment for managing common symptoms during HCT. METHODS: Adult patients with multiple myeloma undergoing high-dose melphalan followed by autologous HCT (AHCT) were randomized to receive either true or sham acupuncture once daily for 5 days starting the day after chemotherapy...
February 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807156/metabolic-factors-and-adult-neurogenesis-impacts-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-brain-repair-in-neurological-diseases
#11
Chong Gao, Jiangang Shen
Adult neurogenesis plays the important roles in animal cognitive and emotional behaviors. Abnormal proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) usually associate with the neural dysfunctions induced by different brain disorders. Therefore, targeting neurogenic factors could be a promoting strategy for neural regeneration and brain repair. Importantly, epidemiological studies suggest metabolism disorders like diabetes and obesity significantly increase the risk of neurological and psychiatric diseases...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627669/recovery-of-spinal-cord-injury-following-electroacupuncture-in-rats-through-enhancement-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Junfeng Zhang, Shisheng Li, Yaochi Wu
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been demonstrated to promote the functional recovery of neurons following spinal cord injury (SCI); however, the mechanisms underlying its effects have yet to be elucidated. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been implicated in the regulation of the balance between growth, proliferation and differentiation of neural precursor cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of EA therapy on Wnt/β‑catenin‑regulated gene expression and neuronal recovery in rats with SCI...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507480/electro-acupuncture-promotes-the-proliferation-of-neural-stem-cells-and-the-survival-of-neurons-by-downregulating-mir-449a-in-rat-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Yi Zhu, Yaochi Wu, Rong Zhang
The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanism of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the recovery of injured spinal cord. Rats were randomly divided into normal control, sham-operated, SCI, SCI+EA group and T10 segment spinal cord injury (SCI) rat model was established by the modified Allen's method. After 7 days, the mRNA and protein expression of Nestin, neuron specific nuclear protein (NeuN) and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) were detected by real time RT-PCR, Western blot and immunohistochemistry respectively...
2017: EXCLI Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461125/modulation-of-neurogenesis-via-neurotrophic-factors-in-acupuncture-treatments-for-neurological-diseases
#14
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...
October 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299842/electroacupuncture-promotes-central-nervous-system-dependent-release-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Tatiana E Salazar, Matthew R Richardson, Eleni Beli, Matthew S Ripsch, John George, Youngsook Kim, Yaqian Duan, Leni Moldovan, Yuanqing Yan, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Vaishnavi Jadhav, Jared A Smith, Susan McGorray, Alicia L Bertone, Dmitri O Traktuev, Keith L March, Luis M Colon-Perez, Keith G Avin, Emily Sims, Julie A Mund, Jamie Case, Xiaolin Deng, Min Su Kim, Bruce McDavitt, Michael E Boulton, Jeffrey Thinschmidt, Sergio Li Calzi, Stephanie D Fitz, Robyn K Fuchs, Stuart J Warden, Todd McKinley, Anantha Shekhar, Marcelo Febo, Phillip L Johnson, Lung-Ji Chang, Zhanguo Gao, Mikhail G Kolonin, Song Lai, Jingfeng Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Fletcher A White, Huisheng Xie, Mervin C Yoder, Maria B Grant
Electroacupuncture (EA) performed in rats and humans using limb acupuncture sites, LI-4 and LI-11, and GV-14 and GV-20 (humans) and Bai-hui (rats) increased functional connectivity between the anterior hypothalamus and the amygdala and mobilized mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the systemic circulation. In human subjects, the source of the MSC was found to be primarily adipose tissue, whereas in rodents the tissue sources were considered more heterogeneous. Pharmacological disinhibition of rat hypothalamus enhanced sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and similarly resulted in a release of MSC into the circulation...
May 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068836/electro-acupuncture-modulates-l1-adhesion-molecule-expression-after-mouse-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Zhe Wei, Yan Wang, Weijiang Zhao, Melitta Schachner
Spinal cord injury is a devastating neurological disease in desperate need of a cure. We have previously shown that overexpression of the adhesion molecule L1 contributes to locomotor recovery after injury and were therefore interested in how electro-acupuncture would influence the expression of this molecule. Here, we investigated the effects of electro-acupuncture at "Jiaji" points (EX-B2), newly established by us, in young adult mice to determine whether improved recovery via electro-acupuncture could be due to enhanced L1 expression...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033308/effects-of-polysaccharide-of-gastrodia-elata-blume-and-electro-acupuncture-on-expressions-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-stem-cell-factor-protein-in-caudate-putamen-of-focal-cerebral-ischemia-rats
#17
Huai-Bin Li, Feng Wu, Hua-Chun Miao, Ke-Ren Xiong
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the neural protective effect of polysaccharide of Gastrodia elata Blume (PGB) and electro-acupuncture (EA) on focal cerebral ischemia rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 40 Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 5 groups (normal group, model group, PGB group, EA group and PGB+EA group). The model was prepared by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Two week after modeling, rats were given PGB, EA, or a combination of the 2 in continuous treatment for 2 successive weeks...
December 23, 2016: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010831/technical-challenges-in-current-primo-vascular-system-research-and-potential-solutions
#18
REVIEW
Kyung A Kang, Claudio Maldonado, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Since Bonghan Kim's discovery of the Bonghan system (BHS) in the 1960s, numerous reports have suggested that the system is fundamental for maintaining mammalian life. The BHS is a circulatory system independent of the blood or the lymphatic system, forms an extensive network throughout the entire mammalian body, has been reported to be the acupuncture meridian, stores distinct types of stem cells, and appears to have some roles in cancer metastasis. Despite Kim's first report having been published as early as 1962, research progress has been rather slow mainly because the system is very small and translucent, making it optically difficult to distinguish it from the hemoglobin-rich surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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/27634622/where-have-the-organizers-gone-the-growth-control-system-as-a-foundation-of-physiology
#20
REVIEW
Zhimin Li, Charles Shang
A model of growth control system suggests that the organizers in embryogenesis continue to exist and partially retain their function after embryogenesis. The organizers are the macroscopic singular points of the morphogen gradient and bioelectric fields. They have higher metabolic rate, higher density of gap junctions and stem cells than the surrounding tissue. The growth control model predicts that the organizers are likely to exist at the extreme points of surface or interface curvature of the body. Changes in bioelectric field at organizers precede the morphological and anatomical changes in morphogenesis and pathogenesis...
January 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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