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Publication Title: 
Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide

Anxiety disorders are among the most common psychiatric illnesses, and acupuncture treatment is widely accepted in the clinic without the side effects seen from various medications. We designed a scalp acupuncture treatment protocol by locating two new stimulation areas. The area one is between Yintang (M-HN-3) and Shangxing (DU-23) and Shenting (DU-24), and the area two is between Taiyang (M-HN-9) and Tianchong (GB-9) and Shuaigu (GB-8).

Author(s): 
He, Yuxin
Chen, Jia
Pan, Zimei
Ying, Zhou
Publication Title: 
Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide

Abducens palsy (ie, sixth nerve palsy) is the most common single extraocular muscle palsy. The primary symptom is double vision. The treatment goal is to correct the underlying cause. If no cause is identified or the palsy is related to a well-managed chronic disease, treatment consists of patching one eye or applying a temporary prism. We report a patient whose abducens palsy resolved with four acupuncture treatments. The patient, a 58-year-old Vietnamese man with diabetes mellitus, presented to our institution's ophthalmology department with sudden onset of double vision.

Author(s): 
Do, Alexander
Wahner-Roedler, Dietlind L.
Bauer, Brent A.
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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 observe the influence of different moxibustion durations on hypothalamic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) and prodynorphin (PDYN) mRNA expressions and plasma beta-endorphin (beta-EP) content in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rats, to understand the mechanism of moxibustion analgesia and its dose-effect relationship. METHODS: Twelve male Wistar rats were randomly selected from 48 male Wistar rats as a normal control group.

Author(s): 
Zheng, Baozhu
Hu, Ling
Song, Xiaoge
Wu, Zijian
Cai, Ronglin
He, Lu
Zhang, Cheng
Yu, Qing
Publication Title: 
PloS One

In a clinical setting, acupuncture treatment consists of multiple components including somatosensory stimulation, treatment context, and attention to needle-based procedures. In order to dissociate somatosensory versus contextual and attentional aspects of acupuncture, we devised a novel form of placebo acupuncture, a visual manipulation dubbed phantom acupuncture, which reproduces the acupuncture needling ritual without somatosensory tactile stimulation. Subjects (N = 20) received both real (REAL) and phantom (PHNT) acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Lee, Jeungchan
Napadow, Vitaly
Kim, Jieun
Lee, Seunggi
Choi, Woojin
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
Park, Kyungmo
Publication Title: 
BioMed Research International

Cloned animals usually exhibited many defects in physical characteristics or aberrant epigenetic reprogramming, especially in some important organ development. Osteoponin (OPN) is an extracellular-matrix protein involved in heart and bone development and diseases. In this study, we investigated the correlation between OPN mRNA and its promoter methylation changes by the 5-aza-dc treatment in fibroblast cell and promoter assay.

Author(s): 
Shen, Chih-Jie
Tsou, Yung-An
Chen, Hsiao-Ling
Huang, Hung-Jin
Wu, Shinn-Chih
Cheng, Winston T. K.
Chen, Calvin Yu-Chian
Chen, Chuan-Mu
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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Different treatment interventions induce distinct remodelling of network architecture of entire motor system. Acupuncture has been proved to be of a promising efficacy in motor recovery. However, it is still unclear whether the reorganization of motor-related brain network underlying acupuncture is related with time since stroke and severity of deficit at baseline. The aim of study was to characterize the relation between motor-related brain organization following acupuncture and white matter microstructural changes at an interval of two weeks.

Author(s): 
Bai, Lijun
Tao, Yin
Wang, Dan
Wang, Jing
Sun, Chuanzhu
Hao, Nongxiao
Chen, Shangjie
Lao, Lixing
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the most common causes of cognitive impairment. Up to 75% of stroke survivors may be considered to have cognitive impairment, which severely limit individual autonomy for successful reintegration into family, work and social life. The clinical efficacy of acupuncture with Baihui (DU20) and Shenting (DU24) in stroke and post-stroke cognitive impairment has been previously demonstrated. Computer-assisted cognitive training is part of conventional cognitive rehabilitation and has also shown to be effective in improvement of cognitive function of affected patients.

Author(s): 
Yang, Shanli
Ye, Haicheng
Huang, Jia
Tao, Jing
Jiang, Cai
Lin, Zhicheng
Zheng, Guohua
Chen, Lidian
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Pharmacological therapy for urolithiasis using medicinal plants has been increasingly adopted for the prevention of its recurrence. A Drosophila melanogaster model developed for translational research of urolithiasis was applied to evaluate agents with potential antilithic effects and calcium oxalate (CaOx) formation. Potential antilithic herbs were prepared in a mixture of food in a diluted concentration of 5,000 from the original extract with 0.5% ethylene glycol (EG) as the lithogenic agent. The control group was fed with food only.

Author(s): 
Wu, San-Yuan
Shen, Jui-Lung
Man, Kee-Ming
Lee, Yuan-Ju
Chen, Huey-Yi
Chen, Yung-Hsiang
Tsai, Kao-Sung
Tsai, Fuu-Jen
Lin, Wei-Yong
Chen, Wen-Chi
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Oxidative stress participates in the pathological process of various diseases. Acupuncture is a component of the health care system in China that can be traced back for at least 3000 years. Recently, increased evidences indicate that acupuncture stimulation could reduce oxidative damage in organisms under pathological state, but the exact mechanism remains unclear.

Author(s): 
Zeng, Xiang-Hong
Li, Qian-Qian
Xu, Qian
Li, Fang
Liu, Cun-Zhi
Publication Title: 
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: eCAM

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder that causes recurrent abdominal (visceral) pain. Epidemiological data show that the incidence rate of IBS is as high as 25%. Most of the medications may lead to tolerance, addiction and toxic side effects. Moxibustion is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine and has been used to treat IBS-like abdominal pain for several thousand years in China. As a mild treatment, moxibustion has been widely applied in clinical treatment of visceral pain in IBS.

Author(s): 
Huang, Renjia
Zhao, Jimeng
Wu, Luyi
Dou, Chuanzi
Liu, Huirong
Weng, Zhijun
Lu, Yuan
Shi, Yin
Wang, Xiaomei
Zhou, Cili
Wu, Huangan

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