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Judith M Schlaeger, Cynthia L Stoffel, Jeanie L Bussell, Hui Yan Cai, Miho Takayama, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Nobuari Takakura
Moxibustion, a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is the burning of the herb moxa (Folium Artemisiae argyi or mugwort) over acupuncture points. It is often used in China to facilitate cephalic version of breech presentation. This article reviews the history, philosophy, therapeutic use, possible mechanisms of action, and literature pertaining to its use for this indication. For moxibustion, moxa can be rolled into stick form, placed directly on the skin, or placed on an acupuncture needle and ignited to warm acupuncture points...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Zhijun Li
Tianjin, as the earliest city to open up, the exchange of Chinese and Western cultures also started earlier. Therefore, today's emergency medicine system with integrated features of Chinese and Western medicine is formed. Professor Wang Jinda, who works in Tianjin First Center Hospital, makes the theory of "treating bronchitis and treating diseases" and "three methods of three syndromes" for the treatment of severe diseases such as sepsis. The surgical aspect is the treatment of acute abdomen with the combination of Chinese and Western medicine which is proposed by Academician Wu Xianzhong who worked in Tianjin Nankai Hospital...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Ji-Meng Zhao, Jin-Hua Lu, Xiao-Jun Yin, Lu-Yi Wu, Chun-Hui Bao, Xing-Kui Chen, Yue-Hua Chen, Wei-Jun Tang, Xiao-Ming Jin, Huan-Gan Wu, Yin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) and mild-warm moxibustion (Mox) therapies for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS) patients. METHODS: Sixty C-IBS patients were assigned to 2 groups by simple randomized method, i.e. EA group (30 cases) and Mox group (30 cases). Both EA and Mox treatments were performed on bilateral Tianshu (ST 25) and Shangjuxu (ST 37) for 30 min each time, 6 times per week, for 4 consecutive weeks...
May 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jie Shen, Bingwei Ai, Meihong Shen
BACKGROUND Mild moxibustion has been reported to effectively treat menopausal syndrome. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of using mild moxibustion at Shenshu for treating sub-health states in perimenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty participants were randomly assigned to moxibustion and control groups. Participants in the moxibustion group received mild moxibustion at bilateral Shenshu (BL23) for 15 min daily. A course was 5 days, with 2 days between courses; treatment was conducted for 4 courses...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Dao-Ming Xu, Huaning Xu, Jing Liu, Tong Wang, Wenzhong Wu, Lanying Liu, Qianmo Tian, Hanjun Li, Lili Zhang, Yana Cao
BACKGROUND Primary osteoporosis is a common disease among postmenopausal women and the elderly; low back pain is the most typical clinical manifestation an is the primary reason for a clinic visit, and directly affects patients' quality of life. Anti-osteoporosis medications have undesirable side effects, and many kinds of special traditional Chinese moxibustion methods have been widely used in the clinical treatment of osteoporosis low back pain. The purpose of this study was to observe whether thunder-fire moxibustion therapy, compared to calcium supplements alone, can ease osteoporosis low back pain, improve quality of life, and reduce tension of the multifidus...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Yongyuan Huang
The modern education institutes play an important role in fostering professional talents, reproducing knowledge and studies, and forming the identities of certain academic fields and vocational communities. It is a matter of common knowledge that the absence of an official Korean medicine medical school during the Japanese colonial era was a severely disadvantageous factor in the aspects of academic progress, fostering follow-up personnel, and establishment of social capability. Therefore, the then Korean medicine circle put emphasis on inadequate official education institutes as the main factor behind oppression...
April 2018: Ŭi Sahak
Qingling Li, Qiang Ma, Dan Li, Nana Liu, Jiahui Yang, Chun Sun, Cheng Cheng, Xuezhao Jia, Jing Wang, Yonglei Zeng
To analyze statistically the situation of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) from 2007 to 2016 in the field of acupuncture and moxibustion for supporting the national Universities colleges of traditional Chinese medicine on the General Program (GP) and the National Science Fund for Young Scholars (NSFYS). In view of five aspects, named fund, supporting units, key words, method, disorder and signal path, the differences were compared between GP and NSFYS, the following characteristics were summarized...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Suyun Li
There are connotations on regulating deficiency and excess by acupuncture reinforcing and reducing in Neijing ( the Internal Canon of Medicine ), including regulating yin and yang , regulating blood and qi , regulating weakened body resistance and state of evil domination, regulating the deficiency and excess of syndrome. The deficiency and excess usually mean the objects received reinforcing and reducing, such as tangible blood stasis, pus, water, etc, and invisible qi . The deficiency and excess had always mean the symptoms of diseases since Nanjing ( Classic of Questioning ), and the reinforcing and reducing of acupuncture was regulating qi ...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Yong Fu, Shutao Chen, Jiaona Mao, Yi Pan, Chao Huang, Jun Xiong, Chunchuan Yan, Xiaodong Huang, Haifeng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts of thermosensitive moxibustion (TSM) on the expressions of nitric oxide (NO), typeⅠdisintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-4 (ADAMTS-4), typeⅡcollagen and proteoglycan (PG) in the rabbit models of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and explore the mechanism of TSM on KOA. METHODS: A total of 42 Japanese long-eared male rabbits were divided into a blank group (6 rabbits), a model group (6 rabbits), a moxibustion group (24 rabbits) and a sham-operation group (6 rabbits) according to the random number table...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Kuan Wang, Muen Gu, Huangan Wu, Jianbin Zhang, Huirong Liu
The types of moxibustion are various and its therapeutic effect could be influenced by many factors. The clinical manipulation of moxibustion usually involves sequential order, indicating the significance of direction in moxibustion. From the relationship between moxibustion direction and propagated sensation along channel, moxibustion direction and directional supplementation and reducing and others, this article proposes moxibustion direction could be one of the key factors to influence the clinical efficacy of moxibustion...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
An Huang, Yuzhou Pang, Qianqian Tang, Jing Xu, Jiyong Lin, Jianying Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with acupuncture at the points detected with thermosensitive moxibustion in Zhuang medicine combined with western medication. METHODS: A total of 168 RA patients in compliance with the inclusive criteria were collected and randomized into an observation group and a control group, 84 cases in each one. In the control group, in reference to the updated guideline of new drugs by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in 2013, the medication scheme was formulated for oral administration, methotrexate tablet 7...
March 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Zeqi Dai, Weiwei Sun, Ruihua Zhao
The research of acupuncture and moxibustion for endometrial receptivity in recent 10 years was reviewed. CNKI and PubMed databases were retrieved with "acupuncture" "moxibustion" and "endometrial receptivity" as key words. The retrieving time was from January of 2007 through December of 2016. As a result, 63 relevant papers were collected and 28 papers regarding clinical and experimental researches of acupuncture for endometrial receptivity were included into analysis. It was found that acupuncture and moxibustion could improve endometrial morphology (including the expression of pinopodes, endometrial thickness and the rate of endometrial type A), reduce the endometrial microcirculation (including endometrial pulsatility index, resistance index and hemodynamic index), increase the levels of estrogen and progesterone and the expressions of their receptors, and regulate the expression of molecular biological regulator (such as integrin, leukemia inhibitory factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and HOXA10)...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Hao Xue, Jianbin Zhang, Renshou Chen
Through analyzing the origin and evolution of the thunder-fire moxibustion therapy, the mysteries and misunderstandings of it were revealed. As a result, a more objective and comprehensive recognition of this ancient therapy was displayed to the people nowadays. The thunder-fire moxibustion therapy maybe originate from the Taoism magic arts before the Yuan Dynasty and became matured in the middle of the Ming Dynasty. Two categories were divided during the long-term evolution in the history. In one category, the peach twig was taken as the moxa material rather than moxa stick and the incantation of Taoism remained...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Shuangshuang Feng, Zhongwei Hou
A - B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion ( Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing ) is the earliest and existed well-known work on acupuncture and moxibustion, with irreplaceable literature values and huge impacts on the later generations. Feiyang (BL 58) is the luo -connecting point of the bladder meridian and recorded 11 times in A - B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion . This book is the representative for the exploration on the acupoint nomenclature and clinical connotation. Through the investigation on the textual connotation of the specified terms and the alias of Feiyang (BL 58), it was discovered that the nomenclature of this acupoint was based on the main symptoms, the characters of the running course of meridian and acupuncture effects...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Chao Chen, Weihong Liu, Hongcai Wang, Yang Hao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the recommendations of acupuncture therapy in foreign clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) so as to understand the situation of foreign acupuncture guidelines and provide the suggestions on the development of acupuncture CPGs. METHODS: A total of 5 website authorities were retrieved with the key words as "acupuncture" "moxibustion" "acupressure" and "electroacupuncture". RESULTS: A total of 93 papers on CPGs had been searched, of which, the most CPGs were collected in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC)...
April 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Bao-Yan Liu, Xing-Yue Yang, Xiao-Dong Wu, Jia Liu, Yan Liu, Feng-Xia Liang, Wen Jia, Wei-Juan Gang, Yuan-Yuan Tong, Feng Yang, Hai-Yan Li, Lei Lei, Li-Rong Jia, Yu-Jie Sun
BACKGROUND: With the worldwide use and modern development of acupuncture-moxibustion, there is disagreement on its basic definition. There has been an obstacle for clinical practice, research, and legislation. Considering this challenge, the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies proposes to develop the definition and basic scope of acupuncture-moxibustion with a Delphi study. METHODS: A reactive Delphi method will be used to ask a group of experts to rate the relevance and clarity of a predesigned initial item list...
April 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Jaung-Geng Lin, Shinn-Zong Lin, Lih-Hwa Lin, Chun-Chang Wu, Wan-Ting Tsai, Horng-Jyh Harn, Li-Hui Su, Wen-Yu Ho, Che-Jui Hsieh, Tsung-Jung Ho
Moxibustion () is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy performed using Artemisia argyii. Zusanli (, ST36) is an acupoint in the stomach meridian, long associated in ancient Chinese medical practices with the extension of life span when moxibustion is applied to it. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels after application of moxibustion to ST36. Four healthy men and women participated in this 28-day trial and were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A received moxibustion treatment from days 1 to 14, while group B received moxibustion treatment from days 15 to 28...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
Tamsin Lee
Plantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar heel pain, is a common foot pathology among runners and other athletes. The clinical guidelines of the 2014 Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association states, non-invasive therapies including manual therapy, stretching, taping, foot orthoses and night splints are recommended as primary interventions. Recent studies suggest acupuncture may be an effective treatment compared to standard treatment for long-term relief. This case study reports the effects of a multi-modality approach including massage, gua sha, bleeding, acupuncture and moxibustion to treat acute plantar heel pain...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Miaomiao Liu, Jinhang Zhu, Shengbing Wu, Chenkai Wang, Xingyi Guo, Jiawen Wu, Meiqi Zhou
Artemisia argyi Lev. et Vant. (A. argyi) is widely utilized for moxibustion in Chinese medicine, and the mechanism underlying terpenoid biosynthesis in its leaves is suggested to play an important role in its medicinal use. However, the A. argyi transcriptome has not been sequenced. Herein, we performed RNA sequencing for A. argyi leaf, root and stem tissues to identify as many as possible of the transcribed genes. In total, 99,807 unigenes were assembled by analysing the expression profiles generated from the three tissue types, and 67,446 of those unigenes were annotated in public databases...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lin-Na Hu, Jin-Xin Tian, Wei Gao, Jing Zhu, Fang-Fang Mou, Xiao-Chun Ye, Yu-Pu Liu, Ping-Ping Lu, Shui-Jin Shao, Hai-Dong Guo
Using electroacupuncture and moxibustion to treat peripheral nerve injury is highly efficient with low side effects. However, the electroacupuncture- and moxibustion-based mechanisms underlying nerve repair are still unclear. Here, in vivo and in vitro experiments uncovered one mechanism through which electroacupuncture and moxibustion affect regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. We first established rat models of sciatic nerve injury using neurotomy. Rats were treated with electroacupuncture or moxibustion at acupoints Huantiao (GB30) and Zusanli (ST36)...
March 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
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