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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of moxibustion on Zusanli (ST 36) on visceral-mesenteric vessels by observing circulation. METHODS: Forty-five SD rats were randomly assigned to a moxibustion, electroacupuncture (EA), and blank group. In the moxibustion group, heat stimulation of moxibustion to the Zusanli (ST 36) area of normal rats was performed for 15 min. In the EA group, needles were inserted into the Zusanli (ST 36) and lateral point [0.5 cm lateral from Zusanli (ST 36)] for 15 min. The blank group was not given any treatment.

Author(s): 
Xia, Hongqing
Guan, Ling
Yang, Yiling
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of heated moxa sticks ("moxibustion") and Daiwenjiu ointment (DO) on changes in temperature and blood perfusion volume on the skin of the backs of healthy subjects. METHODS: DO was spread on the left side of the body, and the right side of the body was treated with a heated moxa stick. Images denoting blood perfusion and body temperature were collected 7-8 cm lateral to the spinous process of the sixth thoracic vertebra using laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI).

Author(s): 
Xu, Qingyan
Yang, Jinsheng
Wang, Liang
Deng, Zi
Wang, Yingying
Yang, Li
Wu, Peng
Li, Liang
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate school success in pediatric patients undergoing acupuncture treatment for various indications. METHODS: The grades achieved during both school terms by children undergoing acupuncture treatment for various indications at the pediatric outpatient clinic of Ulus State Hospital were analyzed. Exam grades in mathematics, social studies, and Turkish was compared between the first and the second terms. Forty children were included in the study, with 22 male and 18 female, and their average age was 11.1 years.

Author(s): 
Tas, Demet
Acar, Hakan Volkan
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of heat-sensitive moxibustion (HSM) on asthma. METHODS: Large databases in China and overseas were searched by electronic and manual means to collect information on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Two evaluators independently extracted data and evaluated the quality of RCTs according to Cochrane Review Handbook v5.0. RevMan v5.0.20 was used for statistical analyses. RESULTS: Fourteen RCTs involving 637 patients were collected. Thirteen RCTs compared the effects of HSM and Western Medicine.

Author(s): 
Xiong, Jun
Liu, Zhongyong
Chen, Rixin
Xie, Dingyi
Chi, Zhenhai
Zhang, Bo
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome. METHODS: Two review authors independently selected the trials for the Meta-analysis, assessed their methodological quality and extracted relevant data. A quality assessment was conducted according to the Cochrane Review Handbook 5.0. RevMan 5.0.20 software was used in the statistical analysis. RESULTS: A total of 523 trials were reviewed and 9 trials were selected for Meta-analysis.

Author(s): 
Yang, Bai
Yi, Guo
Hong, Wang
Bo, Chen
Wang, Zhankui
Liu, Yangyang
Xue, Zhao
Li, Yinhong
Publication Title: 
Stem Cells International

Stem cells isolated from adipose tissue show great therapeutic potential in veterinary medicine, but some points such as the use of fresh or cultured cells and route of administration need better knowledge. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF, n = 4) or allogeneic cultured adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs, n = 5) injected into acupuncture points in dogs with hip dysplasia and weak response to drug therapy. Canine ASCs have proliferation and differentiation potential similar to ASCs from other species.

Author(s): 
Marx, Camila
Silveira, Maiele Dornelles
Selbach, Isabel
da Silva, Ariel Silveira
Braga, Luisa Maria Gomes de Macedo
Camassola, Melissa
Nardi, Nance Beyer
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been shown to reduce pain, and acupuncture-induced sensation may be important for this analgesia. In addition, cognitive coping strategies can influence sensory perception. However, the role of coping strategy on acupuncture modulation of pain and sensory thresholds, and the association between acupuncture sensation and these modulatory effects, is currently unknown. METHODS: Electroacupuncture (EA) was applied at acupoints ST36 and GB39 of 61 healthy adults.

Author(s): 
Lee, Jeungchan
Napadow, Vitaly
Park, Kyungmo
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Electroacupuncture (EA) is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment guided by meridian theory. As it gradually gains more worldwide acceptance, a clarification of its mechanisms is extremely urgent. We observed variations in transcutaneous oxygen pressure/carbon dioxide pressure (tcpO2/tcpCO2) and microcirculation blood perfusion units (BPU) along the pericardium meridian, and cardiac function during EA at Neiguan (PC6) to explore variations in energy metabolism and its relationship with visceral function adjustments during EA.

Author(s): 
Zheng, Shu-Xia
Pan, Xiao-Hua
Xu, Jin-Sen
Xiu, Chun-Ying
Dong, Ya-Qin
Zhu, Xiaoxiang
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been proposed to prevent urolithiasis. In China, Flos carthami (FC, also known as Carthamus tinctorius) (Safflower; Chinese name: Hong Hua/) has been used to treat urological diseases for centuries. We previously performed a screening and confirmed the in vivo antilithic effect of FC extract.

Author(s): 
Wu, San-Yuan
Man, Kee-Ming
Shen, Jui-Lung
Chen, Huey-Yi
Chang, Chiao-Hui
Tsai, Fuu-Jen
Hsieh, Wen-Tsong
Winardi, Daniel
Lee, Yuan-Ju
Tsai, Kao-Sung
Lin, Yu-Ning
Chen, Yung-Hsiang
Chen, Wen-Chi
Publication Title: 
World journal of gastroenterology: WJG

AIM: To investigate the efficacy of moxibustion in ulcerative colitis (UC) rats from morphological, immunological and molecular biological perspectives. METHODS: Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to a blank control group (normal rats, n = 6) and a model replication (MR) group (UC rats, n = 26). A UC model was established by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid/dextran sulfate sodium enema.

Author(s): 
Han, Yang
Ma, Tie-Ming
Lu, Mao-Lin
Ren, Lu
Ma, Xian-De
Bai, Zeng-Hua

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