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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550099/battlefield-acupuncture-to-treat-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Lindsay M Fox, Mikiko Murakami, Houman Danesh, Alex F Manini
INTRODUCTION: Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) is an ear acupuncture protocol used by the military for immediate pain relief. This is a pilot feasibility study of BFA as a treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Thirty acute LBP patients that presented to ED were randomized to standard care plus BFA or standard care alone. In the BFA group, outcomes were assessed at the time of randomization, 5 min after intervention, and again within 1 h after intervention...
February 27, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543742/gender-differences-in-laser-acupuncture-results-of-a-crossover-study-with-green-and-yellow-laser-at-the-ear-point-shenmen
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Daniela Litscher, Junying Wang, Gerhard Litscher, Guangzong Li, Peggy Bosch, Maurits van den Noort, Lu Wang
Background: One of the most commonly used auricular acupuncture points selected for different pain treatment regimens is Shenmen. This point on the ear has been recognized as having a wide number of applications, as found by scientific investigation. Methods: Within this crossover study, the ear acupoint Shenmen was stimulated with two different kinds of laser (green, 532 nm and yellow, 589 nm) in 22 healthy volunteers (13 female, 9 male; mean age ± SD = 25.3 ± 4.1 years; range 21-36 years). Both green and yellow lasers were used for 15 min in the same volunteers in two different sessions...
March 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414848/nada-protocol-for-behavioral-health-putting-tools-in-the-hands-of-behavioral-health-providers-the-case-for-auricular-detoxification-specialists
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Elizabeth B Stuyt, Claudia A Voyles, Sara Bursac
Background: The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, a simple standardized auricular treatment has the potential to provide vast public health relief on issues currently challenging our world. This includes but is not limited to addiction, such as the opioid epidemic, but also encompasses mental health, trauma, PTSD, chronic stress, and the symptoms associated with these conditions. Simple accessible tools that improve outcomes can make profound differences. We assert that the NADA protocol can have greatest impact when broadly applied by behavioral health professionals, Auricular Detoxification Specialists (ADSes)...
February 7, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404871/involvement-of-the-negative-feedback-of-il-33-signaling-in-the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-electro-acupuncture-on-allergic-contact-dermatitis-via-targeting-microrna-155-in-mast-cells
#4
Zhigang Wang, Tao Yi, Man Long, Fengmin Ding, Lichen Ouyang, Zebin Chen
In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) at the Zusanli acupoint (ST36) on interleukin (IL)-33-mediated mast cell activation. Firstly, 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB)-induced allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in rats was developed with or without EA treatment. Then, rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) were obtained and cultured in the presence of IL-33. EA treatment relieved ear swelling and reduced mast cell infiltration in the local inflammation area with DNFB challenge, accompanying the decrement of IL-33 production...
February 5, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259648/the-effects-of-natural-chinese-medicine-aconite-root-dried-ginger-rhizome-and-coptis-on-rectal-and-skin-temperatures-at-acupuncture-points
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Jia-Min Yang, Gang Li, Min Wang, Yi-Xi Jin, Feng-Jie Zheng, Yan Sun, Yu-Shan Gao, Shu-Jing Zhang, Peng-Fei Kang, Lin Chen, Meng-Yao Wu, Sheng-Yong Xu, Yu-Hang Li
The 4 properties of Chinese materia medica refer to cold, hot, warm, and cool. In the present study, the effects of the Coptis , the prepared aconite root, and dried ginger rhizome were compared with regard to the rectal and skin temperature changes of the related body surface acupuncture points (Dazhui, Zhiyang, Mingmen, Zhongwan, and Shenque). The investigation aimed to explore the thermal sensitive points, which can reflect the cold and hot properties of the Chinese herbs. This study showed that the prepared aconite root and dried ginger rhizome exhibited a warming effect on the body temperature, whereas the warming sensitive points were Zhongwan, Shenque, Dazhui, and Zhiyang...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231483/-efficacy-on-visual-display-terminal-syndrome-treated-with-jingjin-therapy-of-zhuang-medicine
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Linping Zhu, Jinping Yang, Xiyue Yang, Feng Qin, Dongping Wu, Gelang Huang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy and explore the effect mechanism on visual display terminal syndrome treated with jingjin therapy of Zhuang medicine. METHODS: Sixty-five patients of visual fatigue induced by the visual display terminal operation were treated with jingjin trigeminy therapy of Zhuang medicine, e.g. massage manipulation, acupuncture and cupping; acting on the specific stimulating areas in Zhuang medicine, relevant with orbit, temple, forehead, ear and Baihui (GV 20)...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231347/-study-on-electroacupuncture-along-the-visual-conductive-pathway-for-ocular-cell-apoptosis-in-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#7
Ying Wang, Hui Guo, Zide Zhao, Lina Yu, Peng Bai
OBJECTIVE: To study the protective effect of electroacupuncture (EA) along the visual conductive pathway for the optic nerve tissue of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) in terms of the structure and apoptosis. METHODS: The AION model of right eye was established with laser in 48 New Zealand white ear rabbits. All rabbits were randomly divided into a model group, an acupuncture group and an acupuncture combined with EA group, 16 rabbits in each one. Other 16 normal left eyes were selected as a blank group...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154070/complementary-and-alternative-therapies-in-dentistry-and-characteristics-of-dentists-who-recommend-them
#8
Beatrice Baatsch, Stefan Zimmer, Daniela Rodrigues Recchia, Arndt Büssing
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyse whether dentists offer or recommend complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) remedies in their clinical routine, and how effective these are rated by proponents and opponents. A second aim of this study was to give a profile of the dentists endorsing CAM. DESIGN: A prospective, explorative, anonymised cross-sectional survey was spread among practicing dentists in Germany via congresses, dental periodicals and online (n=250, 55% male, 45% female; mean age 49...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141707/importance-and-contribution-of-community-social-and-healthcare-risk-factors-for-hepatitis-c-infection-in-pakistan
#9
Adam Trickey, Margaret T May, Charlotte Davies, Huma Qureshi, Saeed Hamid, Hassan Mahmood, Quaid Saeed, Matthew Hickman, Nancy Glass, Francisco Averhoff, Peter Vickerman
Pakistan has a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, estimated at 4.9% (2,290/46,843) in the 2007 national HCV seroprevalence survey. We used data from this survey to assess the importance of risk factor associations with HCV prevalence in Pakistan. Exposures were grouped as community (going to the barbers, sharing smoking equipment, having an ear/nose piercing, tattoo, or acupuncture), healthcare (ever having hemodialysis, blood transfusion, or ≥ 5 injections in the last year), demographic (marital status and age), and socio-economic (illiterate or laborer)...
December 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112942/acupuncture-for-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
Tong Liu, Jia-Ni Yu, Bing-Yan Cao, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Yu-Pei Chen, Li Zhang
Context • Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is one of the most common complaints among young women. Acupuncture has been widely applied as a therapeutic modality in China and abroad for PD; however, the evidence for its benefits is still not convincing. Objective • The study intended to conduct a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in treating PD. Design • The research team retrieved reports for RCTs published in 7 databases from their inception to March 2016, with no language restrictions: PubMed, Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, the Chinese Biomedical database, and the Wanfang database...
November 7, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071898/-distribution-of-press-sensitive-acupoints-in-patients-with-tinnitus
#11
Mei-Qi Ji, Shan-Shan Tian, Dai Liu, Wei Zhang, Jie-Ping Xie, Ya-Li Zhang, Chun-Hua Li, Yan Gao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularity of distribution of press-sensitive acupoints on the body surface in tinnitus patients, so as to provide evidence for selecting suitable acupuncture points in the treatment of tinnitus. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of tinnitus patients (from 25 to 75 years in age) were recruited in the present study. The patient was asked to take a sitting, supine and prone position, successively, and the operator used the thumb to moderately press the subject's head, neck, back, four limbs below the knee- and elbow joints along the three Hand- and three Foot- yang and yin meridians...
December 25, 2016: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067140/influence-of-internal-organ-pathology-on-vascular-permeability-of-related-skin-zones-an-attempt-to-visualize-organ-projection-areas
#12
Jan Z Szopiński, Victor Mngomezulu
Objective: Pathology of an internal organ/body part changes electrical features of the corresponding skin areas-organ projection areas (OPAs)-which are often identified with traditional acupuncture points/zones. Once the resistance "breakthrough effect" has been induced in these specific skin areas, rectification of applied electrical currents (a diode phenomenon) occurs. In addition, increased impedance can be observed. It is presumed that these skin bioelectrical phenomena are the result of increased local capillary permeability with extravasation of blood-plasma albumins...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067138/does-ear-acupuncture-have-a-role-for-pain-relief-in-the-emergency-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Andrew L Jan, Emogene S Aldridge, Ian R Rogers, Eric J Visser, Max K Bulsara, Richard C Niemtzow
Objective: Ear acupuncture might be the form of acupuncture best suited to improving acute pain management in the emergency department (ED). The primary aim of this review was to assess the analgesic efficacy of ear acupuncture in the ED. Secondary outcomes included measures of patient satisfaction, adverse effects, cost, administration techniques, and reduction of medication usage. Methods: Seven databases and Google Scholar were searched up to April 27, 2017, using MeSH descriptors for three overarching themes (ear acupuncture, pain management, and emergency medicine)...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930248/the-effect-of-acupuncture-on-visual-function-in-patients-with-congenital-and-acquired-nystagmus
#14
Tilo Blechschmidt, Maike Krumsiek, Margarita G Todorova
Background: The aim of this study is to examine the short-term effect of visual function following acupuncture treatment in patients with congenital idiopathic nystagmus and acquired nystagmus (CIN and AN). Methods: An observational pilot study on six patients with confirmed diagnosis of nystagmus (three CIN and three AN patients (2♀, 4♂; mean age 42.67; SD ± 20.57 y)), was performed. Acupuncture treatment was done following a standardized protocol applying needle-acupuncture on the body and the ears. The treatment was scheduled with 10 sessions of 30 min duration over five weeks...
May 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920767/auricular-vagal-nerve-stimulation-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-patients
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gerald Hackl, Andreas Prenner, Philipp Jud, Franz Hafner, Peter Rief, Gerald Seinost, Ernst Pilger, Marianne Brodmann
BACKGROUND: Auricular nerve stimulation has been proven effective in different diseases. We investigated if a conservative therapeutic alternative for claudication in peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD) via electroacupuncture of the outer ear can be established. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded trial an ear acupuncture using an electroacupuncture device was carried out in 40 PAD patients in Fontaine stage IIb. Twenty patients were randomized to the verum group using a fully functional electroacupuncture device, the other 20 patients received a sham device (control group)...
October 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832182/new-universal-nomenclature-in-auriculotherapy
#16
REVIEW
David Alimi, Jacques E Chelly
OBJECTIVES: To propose at the auriculotherapists a New Universal Nomenclature of Auriculotherapy, able to receive any mapping whatsoever. DESIGN: We built this proposition by using electronic database search to find the different formulations of Auricular Acupuncture Points (AAPs), by studying neuroradiology methods describing reliable and reproducible marks able to adapt to all brain morphologies, by studying the analysis of brain dissections, showed us the internal organization of the brain; and after having proved the neurophysiological correlations between auricular displays and their brain correspondences...
January 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741805/magnetic-noninvasive-acupuncture-for-infant-comfort-magnific-a-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
#17
Kerry L Chen, Kwee Bee Lindrea, Im Quah-Smith, Georg M Schmölzer, Mary Daly, Timothy Schindler, Ju Lee Oei
AIM: To determine the safety and feasibility of auricular noninvasive magnetic acupuncture (MA) to decrease infant pain during heel pricks. METHODS: Infants requiring heel pricks for blood collection were randomised to either MA (n = 21) or placebo (P) (n = 19) after parental informed consent. MA or placebo stickers were placed on both ears according to the Battlefield Protocol by an unblinded investigator and left on for 3 days. Pain was assessed with the Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) by blinded clinicians...
November 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725294/acupuncture-benefits-for-flammer-syndrome-in-individuals-with-inherited-diseases-of-the-retina
#18
Tilo Blechschmidt, Maike Krumsiek, Margarita G Todorova
BACKGROUND: Patients with inherited diseases of the retina (IRD) often exhibit signs and symptoms of Flammer syndrome (FS). Acupuncture treatment has shown its positive effect on visual function in patients with IRD. The aim of the present study is to examine the effect of acupuncture on signs and symptoms of FS in a cohort of patients suffering simultaneously FS and IRD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective pilot study was performed on 17 patients with FS and IRD: rod-cone dystrophy, Nr: 12 (RCD); cone-rod dystrophy, Nr: 3 (CRD) and inherited macular dystrophy, Nr: 2 (IMD; 12♀, 5♂; mean age: 44...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626096/-analgesic-effect-of-buccal-acupuncture-on-acute-arthritis-in-rabbits-and-underlying-mechanisms
#19
Wangjun Jie, Xiaoli Fang, Ruisheng Pu, Chenghong Su, Yanju Zhang, Yongle Pu, Chenguang Yang
To observe the analgesic effect of acupuncture and to explore its central analgesic mechanism in rheumatoid arthritis rabbits.
 Methods: A total of 60 flap-eared white rabbits were randomly assigned into a normal control group (n=6), a model group (n=6), a body-acupuncture group (n=24), and a buccal acupuncture group (n=24). The later 2 groups were further randomly assigned into 0, 0.5, 1, and 2 h subgroups, with 6 cases in each group. The rheumatoid arthritis model was established by induction of egg-albumin...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621706/nada-ear-acupuncture-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-improve-and-maintain-positive-outcomes-in-substance-abuse-treatment
#20
Kenneth Carter, Michelle Olshan-Perlmutter, Jonathan Marx, Janet F Martini, Simon B Cairns
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol (NADA) is an adjunctive therapy using 1 to 5 invariant ear acupuncture/acupressure points. This is a randomized prospective study to determine if NADA plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse. There were 100 patients enrolled in the Keystone Substance Abuse Services-Winthrop University Department of Sociology and Anthropology NADA study. All patients completed Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES) prior to starting the program and at program completion...
June 16, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
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