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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

This study was conducted to verify the effect of acupuncture on cerebral haemodynamics to provide evidence for the use of acupuncture treatment as a complementary therapy for the high-risk stroke population. The effect of ST36 acupuncture treatment on the hyperventilation-induced CO2 reactivity of the basilar and middle cerebral arteries was studied in 10 healthy male volunteers (mean age, 25.2 ± 1.5 years) using a transcranial Doppler sonography with an interval of 1 week between measurements, and a portable ECG monitoring system was used to obtain ECG data simultaneously.

Hyun, Sang-Ho
Im, Jin-Wook
Jung, Woo-Sang
Cho, Ki-Ho
Kim, Young-Suk
Ko, Chang-Nam
Park, Jung-Mi
Park, Seong-Uk
Cho, Seung-Yeon
Moon, Sang-Kwan
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Routine acupuncture incorporates wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) for its analgesic effect, but WAA is not widely used in clinics due to incomplete knowledge of its effectiveness and concerns about less clinical research and because less people know it. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and possible adverse effects of WAA or WAA adjuvants in the treatment of pain symptoms. This study compared WAA or WAA adjuvant with the following therapies: western medication (WM), sham acupuncture (SA), or body acupuncture (BA).

Zhu, Li Bing
Chan, Wai Chung
Lo, Kwai Ching
Yum, Tin Pui
Li, Lei
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: In women with mixed urinary incontinence, pelvic floor muscle training and solifenacin is the recommended conservative treatment, while electroacupuncture is a safe, economical and effective option. METHODS/DESIGN: In this prospective, multi-center, randomized controlled trial, five hundred women with mixed urinary incontinence, from 10 centers will be randomized to receive either electroacupuncture or pelvic floor muscle training plus solifenacin.

Liu, Baoyan
Wang, Yang
Xu, Huanfang
Chen, Yuelai
Wu, Jiani
Mo, Qian
Liu, Zhishun
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Bell's palsy is the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis. In China, Bell's palsy is frequently treated with acupuncture. However, its efficacy and underlying mechanism are still controversial. In this study, we used functional MRI to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the functional connectivity of the brain in Bell's palsy patients and healthy individuals. The patients were further grouped according to disease duration and facial motor performance.

He, Xiaoxuan
Zhu, Yifang
Li, Chuanfu
Park, Kyungmo
Mohamed, Abdalla Z.
Wu, Hongli
Xu, Chunsheng
Zhang, Wei
Wang, Linying
Yang, Jun
Qiu, Bensheng
Publication Title: 
Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal

More than 11,000 articles lauding alternative medicine appear in the PubMed database, but there are only a few articles describing the complications of such care. Two patients suffering from complications of alternative medicine were treated in our hospital: one patient developed necrotizing fasciitis after acupuncture, and the second developed an epidural hematoma after chiropractic manipulation.

Bayme, Michael J.
Geftler, Alex
Netz, Uri
Kirshtein, Boris
Glazer, Yair
Atias, Shahar
Perry, Zvi
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

170 SD rats were randomly divided to five groups. Rats in model group, no-acupuncture group, and acupuncture group were subjected to MCAO surgery. Acupuncture group received 3 consecutive acupuncture treatments at a parameter that deep in 2 mm towards apex nasi and thrust/lifted at 3 times per second for 1 minute, while model group and no-acupuncture group were no-intervention control groups.

Luo, Ding
Fan, Xiaonong
Ma, Congcong
Fan, Tongtao
Wang, Xiaoguang
Chang, Nvzi
Li, Lingxin
Zhang, Yanan
Meng, Zhihong
Wang, Shu
Shi, Xuemin
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

The research on acupuncture has increased steadily over the years and regular review and revision of the direction of future acupuncture research are necessary. This paper aims to review and explore the significance of acupuncture depth in modern acupuncture research. Searches conducted in Science Direct and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases reflected a lack of focus on depth of acupuncture. We propose that the research trends of acupuncture should progress to the depth of insertion.

Goh, You Li
Ho, Chin Ee
Zhao, Baixiao
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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. A novel alternative medical instrument, the miniscalpel-needle (MSN), which is based on an acupuncture needle, has been recently developed in China. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the MSN release treatment versus that of traditional steroid injection for plantar fasciitis. Patients with plantar fasciitis were randomly assigned to 2 groups and followed up for 12 months, with 29 receiving MSN treatment and 25 receiving steroid injection treatment.

Li, Shuming
Shen, Tong
Liang, Yongshan
Zhang, Ying
Bai, Bo
Publication Title: 
Nutrition Research and Practice

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The number of diabetic patients has recently shown a rapid increase, and delayed wound healing is a major clinical complication in diabetes. In this study, the wound healing effect of Hominis placenta (HP) treatment was investigated in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. MATERIALS/METHODS: Four full thickness wounds were created using a 4 mm biopsy punch on the dorsum. HP was injected subcutaneously at the middle region of the upper and lower wounds. Wounds were digitally photographed and wound size was measured every other day until the 14th day.

Park, Ji-Yeun
Lee, Jiyoung
Jeong, Minsu
Min, Seorim
Kim, Song-Yi
Lee, Hyejung
Lim, Yunsook
Park, Hi-Joon
Publication Title: 
Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide

This case report illustrates the reduction of immunoglobulin E titers and clinical reactivity of peanut allergy in a patient, using Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET). The patient's initial symptoms and immunoglobulin E result correlated with an oral challenge test that showed signs of anaphylaxis upon ingestion of a fragment of dry-roasted peanut. The symptoms subsided after the patient completed a program of treatments, which lasted approximately 18 months.

Nambudripad, Roy