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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
Ji-Meng Zhao, Liu Chen, Ci-Li Zhou, Yin Shi, Yu-Wei Li, Hai-Xia Shang, Lu-Yi Wu, Chun-Hui Bao, Chuan-Zi Dou, Huan-Gan Wu
Aim. To compare whether there is different effect between electroacupuncture (EA) and moxibustion (Mox) on visceral hypersensitivity (their analgesic effects) in constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS). Methods. EA at 1 mA and 3 mA and Mox at 43°C and 46°C were applied to the Shangjuxu (ST37, bilateral) acupoint in rats with C-IBS and normal rats. An abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) score was used to assess visceral hypersensitivity. Toluidine blue staining was used to assess mast cell (MC) activity in colon of rats...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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
Yu Xiang, Xing Wu, Chuanjian Lu, Kaiyi Wang
Psoriasis is a chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory skin disease which affects around 2-3% of the global population. Current pharmacotherapy is effective, however medication with safe and long-lasting therapeutic effects is needed. Acupuncture for psoriasis is widely used in China as well as other Asian countries, and is gradually becoming accepted globally. To determine the characteristics and advantages of acupuncture treatment for psoriasis, and to improve the clinical outcomes of this disease in the future, this review summarizes literature on acupuncture treatment for psoriasis published between 2009 and 2014...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
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
Alena Ondrejkovicova, Gabriel Petrovics, Katarína Svitkova, Bibiana Bajtekova, Ondrej Bangha
Acupuncture is one of the branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine dating back almost 5 000 years. The expansion of China's trade and business relations with other Asian countries brought about the spreading of acupuncture in 7th Century. Nowadays, acupuncture is an interdisciplinary clinical field of Medicine dealing with treatment, diagnostics and prevention of mainly functional disorders, algic, allergic and addictive conditions of various etiology, localization and intensity. It draws from the millennia of experience of Oriental Medicine as well as contemporary knowledge of morphology, physiology and neurophysiology...
July 16, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Quanxi Mei, Xiaolu Chen, Li Xiang, Yue Liu, Yanyan Su, Yuqiao Gao, Weibo Dai, Pengpeng Dong, Shilin Chen
Folium Artemisiae Argyi is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine. It is commonly used in moxibustion, medicine, etc. However, identifying Artemisia argyi is difficult because this herb exhibits similar morphological characteristics to closely related species and counterfeits. To verify the applicability of DNA barcoding, ITS2 and psbA-trnH were used to identify A. argyi from 15 closely related species and counterfeits. Results indicated that total DNA was easily extracted from all the samples and that both ITS2 and psbA-trnH fragments can be easily amplified...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Nicolas Sananes, Georges E Roth, Germain A Aissi, Nicolas Meyer, Annick Bigler, Jean-Michel Bouschbacher, Christine Helmlinger, Brigitte Viville, Mélanie Guilpain, Adrien Gaudineau, Chérif Y Akladios, Israël Nisand, Bruno Langer, Christophe Vayssiere, Romain Favre
BACKGROUND: Several studies have investigated the efficacy of moxibustion with or without acupuncture for fetal version, but the results are discordant. Meta-analyses pointed out the need for robust, methodologically sound, randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture with fire needling on acupoint BL67 for version of breech presentation. STUDY DESIGN: This was a randomized, sham-controlled, single-blinded trial, which took place in Strasbourg teaching maternity hospital, France...
September 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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...
August 11, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Yin Shi, Haixia Shang, Huangan Wu
Jiujing Tu (Illustration of Moxibustion), excavated from Mo Kao Grotto at Dunhuang, is one of the earliest existing monographs on moxibustion. The medical masters from different schools have focused on this book because it is different from the existing ancient medical works and have not been collected in the medical works of different dynasties. In this study, the literature of Jiujing Tu on five acupoints (Dachangshu, Pangguangshu, Daxiaochangshu, Nieshu and Cigong) relevant with intestinal disorders is collected...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Juanjuan Zhuang, Jihong Wang, Xinsheng Lai
Qijie theory is one of the important components of TCM meridian and collateral system. It is the shortcut for the communication from the exterior to the interior and for the transverse connection, strengthens the therapeutic effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on the disorders of internal organs and enlarges the indications of acupoints. Professor LAI Xinsheng originally creats Tongyuan acupuncture technique. It is a kind of acupuncture therapeutic methods, including promoting the circulation of the governor vessel, regulating the mind and conducting qi to the origin...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yue Jiao, Zhongchao Wu, Wenna Zhou, Xiaohua Si, Jingjing Wang, Jincao Zhou, Zhongjie Chen, Rongjun Li, Xiaoguang Zhao, Liwei Xiao
The development and compilation of Evidence-based Guidelines of Clinical Practice with Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Adult Bronchial Asthma are introduced from three aspects, named the guideline methodology, the guideline structure and the guideline content. Based on the acupuncture-moxibustion practice and clinical research, the evidence-based medicine method is adopted. During the development and compilation of the guideline, the characteristics and advantages of acupuncture and moxibustion are specially considered in the treatment of this disease; the latest optimum evidences at home and abroad, experts' experience and patients' value are closely integrated with each other...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Qiaoling Chen, Shuangying Huang, Xiaoli Chen, Lei Feng, Xuxia Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the clinical effect on swelling and pain after total knee arthroplasty treated with acupoint massage, mild moxibustion and routine detumescence. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each one. In the control group, after TKA, the routine detumescence was applied, including elastic bandage compression, the operated limb raising exercise, knee joint braking, local ice compress, intermittent pneumatic compression, active ankle pumping and quadriceps contraction exercise, continuous passive mechanical exercise, using stretch socks, oral administration of rivaroxaban tablets, 10 mg, once a day, continuously for 21 to 24 days...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Xu Yao, Xianming Lin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of warming-needle moxibustion on cervical headache. METHODS: Sixty-one patients of cervical headache were randomly divided into a warming-needle moxibustion group (30 cases) and an acupuncture group (31 cases). Tianzhu (BL 10), Fengchi (GB 20), Wangu (GB 12), Tianyou (TE 16), Hegu (LI 4), Taichong (LR 3) and Zulinqi (GB 41) were selected in the two groups. Patients in the acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture; patients in the warming-needle moxibustion group were treated with warming-needle moxibustion at Tianzhu (BL 10), Fengchi (GB 20) and Wangu (GB 12) and acupuncture at the remaining acupoints...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Huijuan Mao, Jun J Mao, Menghu Guo, Ke Cheng, Jianzi Wei, Xubo Shen, Xueyong Shen
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is the most common symptom negatively affecting the quality of life of patients with cancer. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the preliminary efficacy and safety of 10.6-μm infrared laser moxibustion for cancer-related fatigue (CRF). METHODS: The authors conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial among 78 patients with cancer who were diagnosed with CRF. The group treated with infrared laser moxibustion received 10.6 μm of infrared laser moxibustion on the ST36 (bilateral), CV4, and CV6 acupoints...
August 6, 2016: Cancer
T Huang, M Z Wu
Guangming (GB37) gained its name before the writing of Huang di Ming Tang Jing (The Yellow Emperor's Mingtang Classic), the earliest work of the art of acupuncture point. However, in acupuncture and moxibustion works before the Song Dynasty, this acupoint was not used to treat eye diseases. In Dou Hanqing's Zhen jiu biao you fu (Song to Elucidate Mysteries in Acupuncture Moxibustion), Guangming was used to treat oculopathy as an alias of Cuanzhu (BL2). Influenced by this, the alias "Guangming" was mistaken as Guangming (GB37) of the Gallbladder Meridian in the Bian que shen ying zhen jiu yu long jing (Bian Que Acupuncture and Moxibustion Jade Dragon Classic) of the Yuan Dynasty, and the symptom of eye itch was added to the indications of Guangming (GB37)...
May 2016: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
Li-Gong Liu, Arthur Yin Fan, Hong Zhou, Jun Hu
The success of acupuncture anesthesia (AA) for pneumonectomy in Shanghai in 1960 was a key event for AA gaining practical clinical application. The effort was a close collaboration between the Shanghai First Tuberculosis Hospital and the Shanghai Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. One of the most important factors of AA success was the great financial and political support provided by the Chinese central government and Shanghai local government. In December1965 the State Science and Technology Commission of China issued a formal document acknowledging AA as an important first-level national achievement of the integration of Chinese and Western medicine, and a collaborative effort of the whole scientific community in China...
July 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Yu-Jiao Sun, Jia-Min Yuan, Zhi-Min Yang
BACKGROUND: Primary insomnia is a widespread and refractory disease. Moxibustion therapy for insomnia shows some advantages compared with conventional therapies. This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of moxibustion therapy for insomnia. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive literature review of the CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of science, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang Data databases from their inception to July 2015 for RCTs that compared moxibustion with western medications, oral Chinese medicine, or other methods of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in patients with primary insomnia...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jessica M Garcia-Vivas, Carlos Galaviz-Hernandez, Jorge Fernandez-Retana, Abraham Pedroza-Torres, Carlos Perez-Plasencia, Cesar Lopez-Camarillo, Laurence A Marchat
OBJECTIVE: Complementary and alternative medicine, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, represents an efficient therapeutic option for obesity control. It was previously reported that acupuncture catgut embedding therapy (ACET) with moxibustion reduces body weight and reverts insulin resistance in obese women. This study aimed to evidence changes in adipokines and gene expression in adipose tissue that could explain the effects of ACET with moxibustion. DESIGN: Overweight/obese women were treated with ACET with moxibustion or sham acupuncture as control...
August 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Yidan Wang, Xiaohua Xie, Xiaoyue Zhu, Minjie Chu, Yihua Lu, Tian Tian, Xun Zhuang, Liying Jiang
Objectives. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of fire-needle moxibustion as an intervention in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Methods. An updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on fire-needle moxibustion in treating KOA was conducted by searching PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Wanfang database, and the Chinese Medical Database (CNKI) since their inception through March 2016. The meta-analysis was performed using RevMan 5.3. Results...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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