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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
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Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383886/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-and-moxibustion-pretreatment-on-expression-of-autophagy-related-proteins-lc-3-and-beclin-1-in-rats-with-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Cheng-Fu Tan, Chao Wang, Lin Du, Wei-Wei Liu, Jin Song, Guo Feng, Jie Yan, Jing-Jing Yang, Ya-Ni Tang, Mei-Lin Chen, Jiao-Lan Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Moxi) pretreatment on myocardial pathological and structural changes and expression of autophagy related protein LC 3 Ⅰ/Ⅱ and Beclin 1 in rats with myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI), so as to explore their mechanisms underlying improving MI/RI. METHODS: Forty SD rats were randomly divided into sham operation, model, ischemic preconditioning (IP), EA and Moxi groups (n=8 in each group)...
January 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318850/-effect-of-moxibustion-preconditioning-with-seed-sized-moxa-cones-on-myocardial-infarction-size-and-beclin-1-expression-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-rats
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Hua Bai, Sheng-Feng Lu, Wan-Ying Chen, Ze-Hao Zhong, Yi-Huang Gu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of moxibustion (Moxi) preconditioning with seed-sized moxa cones on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI) at different stages, and to analyze the correlation between this effect and the expression of autophagy related protein Beclin 1. METHODS: This study contains two parts: 1) changes of myocardial pathological injury and percentages of myocardial infarcted area at different time-points after modeling and Moxi intervention, and 2) effect of Moxi on contents of serum cardiac troponin T(cTnT) and expression of myocardial Bcl-2, Bax and Beclin 1 proteins...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234451/moxibustion-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ziling Huang, Zongshi Qin, Qin Yao, Yuanxuan Wang, Zhishun Liu
Nausea and vomiting are distressing symptoms for patients receiving chemotherapy. Moxibustion, which involves the use of burning moxa to generate heat and stimulate acupoints, has been reported to potentially ameliorate chemotherapy-induced side effects, particularly nausea and vomiting. This systematic review evaluated current evidence on the effectiveness of moxibustion against chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). We searched eight online databases and two trial registries for relevant trials...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231606/-clinical-study-of-medicinal-cake-separated-moxibustion-for-senile-osteoporosis
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Yuqing Zeng, Dingyan Bi, Zhan Yi, Jianwei Lu, Fuhua Zhong, Binfeng Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy and partial mechanism of medicinal-cake-separated moxibustion for senile osteoporosis. METHODS: Sixty cases of senile osteoporosis were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group according to the random digits table, 30 cases in each one. The two groups were both treated with basic treatment of western medicine. The acupoints included four groups:① Dazhui (GV 14), Dazhu (BL 11) and Ganshu (BL 18); ② Zhongwan (CV 12), Danzhong (CV 17) and Zusanli (ST 36); ③ Pishu (BL 20), Shenshu (BL 23) and Mingmen (GV 4); ④ Shenque (CV 8) and Guanyuan (CV 4)...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231593/-impacts-on-urodynamic-parameters-and-the-protein-expressions-of-m2-and-m3-receptors-of-detrusor-in-the-rats-of-detrusor-hyperreflexia-treated-with-ginger-salt-isolated-moxibustion-at-shenque-cv-8
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Yi Liu, Xuerui Wang, Tianran Li, Liting Lin, Guangxia Shi, Yuanbo Fu, Cunzhi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the effects on detrusor hyperreflexia treated with ginger-salt-isolated moxibustion at "Shenque" (CV 8) and its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty female adult SD rats were selected. The model of detrusor hyperreflexia was prepared with complete spinal transection at T9, of which, 20 rats were randomized into a model group (10 rats) and a moxibustion group (10 rats). A sham-operation group (10 rats) was set up for sham-spinal transection. In the moxibustion group, when urine incontinence occurred (about in 2 weeks of modeling), the ginger-salt-isolated moxibustion at "Shenque" (CV 8) was given, 3 moxa cones each time, once a day, continuously for 7 days...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231470/-impacts-of-mild-moxibustion-on-immune-indices-and-nailfold-microcirculation-in-the-subhealthy-group
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Lu He, Chunhua Wang, Ling Hu, Feng Hao, Zijian Wu, Ronglin Cai, Jie Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects of the regulation of subhealthy condition between the mild moxibustion on alternate days and Chinese herbal medicine. METHODS: Seventy-two participants of subhealthy condition were assigned into a mild moxibustion group (36 cases) and a medication group (36 cases) according to random number table. In the mild moxibustion group, the intervention of mild moxibustion with moxa stick was applied to Guanyuan (CV 4), Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), once every other day...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231334/-design-of-warm-acupuncture-technique-training-evaluation-device
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Ming Gao, Gang Xu, Huayuan Yang, Tangyi Liu, Wenchao Tang
To design a warm-acupuncture teaching instrument to train and evaluate its manipulation. We refer to the principle and technical operation characteristics of traditional warm-acupuncture, as well as the mechanical design and single-chip microcomputer technology. The device is consisted of device noumenon, universal acupoints simulator, vibration reset system and circuit control system, including frame, platform framework, the swing framework, universal acupoints simulator, vibration reset outfit, operation time circuit, acupuncture sensation display, and vibration control circuit, etc...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209958/moxibustion-therapy-in-traditional-mongolian-medicine
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Tae-Hun Kim, Do-Hoon Kim, Seong Gyu Lee
From the medical history of traditional Eastern Asian and Tibetan medicine, the origin and development of moxibustion seems to be closely related to Mongolia. To explore the current clinical practice of moxibustion in Mongolia, we visited a teaching hospital, the Traditional Medical Science, Technology and Production Corporation of Mongolia, in February 2014. Many types of moxibustion are found to be used, and various modalities and methods are practiced based on the principles of traditional Mongolian medicine...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072021/-method-of-epidemiological-study-on-the-clinical-safety-of-moxa-smoke
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Chang Yu, Qiao-Feng Wu, Xiang Wang, Yue-Yue Zhang, Jiao Yang, Yong Tang, Shu-Guang Yu
With the development of moxibustion use, increasing attention has focused on the safety of moxa smoke. Evaluation of the safety of moxa smoke has now become an urgent problem in moxibustion clinical practice. An epidemiological study could provide direct evidence of the safety of moxa smoke, but has not yet been comprehensively and systematically studied. In the present paper, the authors discuss the research methods used in epidemiological studies of the clinical safety of moxa smoke and some key problems regarding definition of the exposed population, the determination of exposure outcome, the choice of psychological measuring tool and the assessment of exposure level...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056040/degradation-and-transport-of-the-chiral-herbicide-s-metolachlor-at-the-catchment-scale-combining-observation-scales-and-analytical-approaches
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Lefrancq Marie, Payraudeau Sylvain, Guyot Benoit, Millet Maurice, Imfeld Gwenaël
Evaluating pesticide degradation and transport in the soil-surface water continuum remains challenging at the catchment scale. Here we investigated the dissipation of the chiral herbicide S-metolachlor (SM) in soil in relation to its transport in runoff. Analyses of SM, transformation products (TPs, i.e., MESA and MOXA), and enantiomers were combined to determine SM degradation at plot and catchment scales. Assisted by modeling, we found that the main dissipation pathways of SM at the plot scale were degradation (71%), volatilization (5%), leaching (8%) and runoff (3%), while 13% of SM persisted in topsoil...
November 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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/28925155/-analysis-on-dna-methylation-of-mosaic-and-moxa-type-leaves-of-aconitum-carmichaeli-by-msap
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Huan Wen, Cheng Peng, Chao-Long Rao, Da-Yan Zhang, Xiao-Fang Xie, Ji-Hai Gao
An MSAP analysis method was established for detecting DNA methylation of Aconitum carmichaeli leaves, and the DNA methylation of different leaf shapes and different leaf position was analyzed by MSAP. The study made experiments on the leaves of different position of mosaic and moxa leaf type A. carmichaeli, researched the effects of restriction digestion of genomic DNA by using two restriction enzymes, screened the suitable selective amplification primers, and analyzed the methylation differences of leaves by calculating the 6% acrylamide gel electrophoresis bands and lane...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650805/an-in-vitro-and-numerical-study-of-moxibustion-therapy-on-biological-tissue
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Ying Li, Chao Sun, Jiujie Kuang, Changchun Ji, Shangsheng Feng, Jiangtao Wu, Haojun You
OBJECTIVE: Moxibustion therapy achieves satisfactory therapeutic effects largely depending on the heat stimulation of burning moxa. Understanding the thermal characteristics of heating process is an effective way to reveal the underlying mechanisms of moxibustion therapy. METHODS: This paper performs experimental study on temperature distributions of burning moxa sticks and fresh in-vitro porcine abdominal tissue using an infrared camera and thermocouples. Meanwhile, a moxibustion model incorporating moxa stick burning model and tissue heat transfer model was established with consideration of radiation propagation and water evaporation...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776494/moxibustion-treatment-for-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Chunhui Bao, Jingzhi Zhang, Jinmei Liu, Huirong Liu, Luyi Wu, Yin Shi, Jing Li, Zhihai Hu, Yongzheng Dong, Siyao Wang, Xiaoqing Zeng, Huangan Wu
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a worldwide disease with high morbidity. The effect of current treatment with Western medicine is not satisfactory. Although moxibustion treatment is widely used for gastrointestinal diseases, randomized controlled trials on the use of this treatment for IBS are limited. This study aims to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of moxibustion treatment in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METHODS/DESIGN: A multi-center, randomized, single-blind and placebo-controlled trial is employed...
October 24, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721889/analysis-of-the-spectral-characteristics-of-pure-moxa-stick-burning-by-hyperspectral-imaging-and-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
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Xiao-Jing Song, Shu-You Wang, Yin-Long Li, Dong Zhang
The objective of this study was to investigate the spectra characteristics (SC) at wavelengths of 400~1000 nm and 2.5~15.5 μm of pure moxa stick (MS) during its 25-minute burning process using new spectral imaging techniques. Spectral images were collected for the burning pure MS at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 min using hyperspectral imaging (HSI) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) for the first time. The results showed that, at wavelengths of 400~1000 nm, the spectral range of the cross section of MS burning was 750~980 nm; the peak position was 860 nm...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630734/-the-monkey-on-your-shoulder-a-qualitative-study-of-lymphoedema-patients-attitudes-to-and-experiences-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion
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Beverley de Valois, Anthea Asprey, Teresa Young
Background. Lymphoedema, a distressing consequence of cancer treatment, has significant negative impact on health-related quality of life. Multidisciplinary approaches are needed to improve physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Acupuncture and moxibustion (acu/moxa), two modalities of traditional East Asian medicine, may contribute to improved outcomes for cancer survivors with lymphoedema. Aim. To explore how patients with lymphoedema secondary to cancer treatment perceive and experience acu/moxa treatment...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515415/safety-recommendations-for-moxa-use-based-on-the-concentration-of-noxious-substances-produced-during-commercial-indirect-moxibustion
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O Sang Kwon, Seong Jin Cho, Kwang-Ho Choi, Sun Hee Yeon, Suk-Yun Kang, Jae-Hyo Kim, Seong-Hun Ahn, Yeonhee Ryu
BACKGROUND: Moxibustion therapy has been used historically for thousands of years and there are many clinical trials supporting its efficacy and effectiveness for various conditions. Moxa smoke has been a major reason for avoiding moxibustion due to its smell and potential risks to the human body. METHODS: 10 units of commercial indirect moxa (CIM) from six manufacturers (A-F) were burnt in a 2.5×2.5×2.5 m chamber without ventilation, and concentrations of carbon oxides (CO and CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the indoor air samples were measured...
April 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509611/-micronucleus-in-vitro-induced-by-inhalable-particulate-matters-in-moxa-smoke
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Li Han, Hai Hu, Jia Yang, Hua Bai, Lei Wang, Juntian Liu, Chang Huang, Yaomeng Liu, Lue Ha
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether inhalable particulate matters can cause the damage of chromosome or mitotic apparatus to produce micronucleus, and to evaluate genetic toxicology of moxa smoke on chromosome. METHODS: By MTT method, the 24 h half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of moxa smoke condensation (MSC) on Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells was 0.087 mg/mL. CHO cells, which were cultured in vitro, were divided into a solvent control group, a positive control group (cyclophosphamide as solvent), a low concentration group, a moderate concentration group and a high concentration group...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468549/-effect-of-moxa-burning-heat-stimulating-liangmen-st-21-and-zusanli-st-36-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-signaling-proteins-in-rats-with-stress-induced-gastric-ulcer
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Li Peng, Yadong Wang, Xiaorong Chang, Huangan Wu, Mi Liu, Hong Wang, Jiaolong Chen, Wang Chao, Renfu Quan, Zongbao Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of moxa-burning heat stimulating acupoints of Liangmen (ST 21) and Zusanli (ST 36) on the proliferation and apoptosis signaling proteins in rats with stress-induced gastric ulcer. METHODS: Forty rats were randomly divided into four groups: negative control (NC), ulcer control (UC), acupoints of stomach meridian (ASM), and acupoints control (AC). The acute gastric ulcer model was established by bound and water immersion. Rats in NC and UC groups didn't receive any moxa-burning heat stimulating treatment, while rats in ASM and AC groups were treated with buringmoxa heat stimulating the acupoints of Liangmen (ST 21) and Zusanli (ST 36) and their controlled points, respectively...
June 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
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