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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 study the clinical curative effect, safety and mechanism of action of electroacupuncture combined with Zhizhukuanzhong capsules (ZZKZC) in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: A total of 480 patients with confirmed GERD were randomly divided into four groups: the electroacupuncture group, the ZZKZC group, the combined therapy group, and the control group, with 120 cases in each group.

Author(s): 
Zhang, Chaoxian
Guo, Like
Guo, Xiaofeng
Guo, Xiaohe
Li, Guangyan
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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 determine the clinical effect, treatment times, and rheoencephalogram changes in vertebral artery type cervical spondylosis patients treated with innovative Tuina manipulations. METHODS: One hundred and twenty six cervical spondylosis patients (vertebral artery type) were randomly divided into test and control groups. Patients in the test group were treated with innovative Tuina manipulations, while those in the control group were treated with the routine Tuina manipulations according to the textbook of Chinese Massage for Acupuncture and Moxibustion majors.

Author(s): 
Ding, Quanmao
Yan, Mingru
Zhou, Ji
Yang, Lu
Guo, Jiang
Wang, Jun
Shi, Zhiyong
Wang, Yixi
Zhao, Hongsheng
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Discrimination in medical settings may influence patient attitudes about health care and health-seeking behaviors. Patients who experience discrimination may seek alternative means of health care, including use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between discrimination in health care and CAM use.

Author(s): 
Thorburn, Sheryl
Faith, Jennifer
Keon, Karen Levy
Tippens, Kimberly M.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific low back pain is the most common medical problem for which patients seek complementary and alternative medical treatment, including bee venom acupuncture. However, the effectiveness and safety of such treatments have not been fully established by randomized clinical trials. The aim of this study is to determine whether bee venom acupuncture is effective for improving pain intensity, functional status and quality of life of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.

Author(s): 
Seo, Byung-Kwan
Lee, Jun-Hwan
Sung, Won-Suk
Song, Eun-Mo
Jo, Dae-Jean
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

PURPOSE: Many cancer patients experience persistent fatigue after the completion of chemotherapy. A previous single-arm study provided evidence for an effect of acupuncture in this population. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether acupuncture reduces post-chemotherapy chronic fatigue more effectively than sham acupuncture. METHODS: Cancer patients reporting significant fatigue persisting for at least 2 months following the completion of chemotherapy were randomized to receive once weekly true or sham acupuncture for 6 weeks.

Author(s): 
Deng, Gary
Chan, Yi
Sjoberg, Daniel
Vickers, Andrew
Yeung, K. Simon
Kris, Mark
Straus, David
Cassileth, Barrie
Publication Title: 
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Up to 50 % of women receiving aromatase inhibitor (AI) complain of AI-associated musculoskeletal symptoms (AIMSS) and 15 % discontinue treatment. We conducted a randomized, sham-controlled trial to evaluate whether acupuncture improves AIMSS and to explore potential mechanisms. Postmenopausal women with early stage breast cancer, experiencing AIMSS were randomized to eight weekly real or sham acupuncture sessions. We evaluated changes in the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI) and pain visual analog scale (VAS) following the intervention compared to baseline.

Author(s): 
Bao, Ting
Cai, Ling
Giles, Jon T.
Gould, Jeff
Tarpinian, Karineh
Betts, Kelly
Medeiros, Michelle
Jeter, Stacie
Tait, Nancy
Chumsri, Saranya
Armstrong, Deborah K.
Tan, Ming
Folkerd, Elizabeth
Dowsett, Mitch
Singh, Harvinder
Tkaczuk, Kate
Stearns, Vered
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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 clinical efficacy of point application or adjuvant therapy on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in stationary phase and effects on pulmonary functions. METHODS: Computer retrieved CNKI, VIP, CBM and other databanks and manual operations retrieved correlative literatures to find randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about comparison between point application or adjuvant therapy and no-point-applications for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in stationary phase in China. RevMan 5.0 software was used for Meta analysis.

Author(s): 
Li, Fengsen
Gao, Zhen
Jing, Jing
Xu, Dan
Upur, Halmurat
Publication Title: 
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 therapeutic effect of lumbar tender point deep tissue massage plus lumbar traction on chronic non-specific low back pain using change in pressure pain threshold, muscle hardness and pain intensity as indices. METHODS: We randomly divided 64 patients into a treatment group (32 cases) and a control group (32 cases). Two drop-outs occurred in each group. Patients in the treatment group received tender point deep tissue massage plus lumbar traction and patients in the control group received lumbar traction, alone.

Author(s): 
Zheng, Zhixin
Wang, Jun
Gao, Qian
Hou, Jingshan
Ma, Ling
Jiang, Congbo
Chen, Guohui
Publication Title: 
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: The purpose of this study was to determine whether acupuncture is effective in reducing pain and swelling around the knee and improving range of motion (ROM) during the post-acute phase of rehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Following TKA, 80 knees in 80 patients were randomly assigned to either an acupuncture treatment group (Group A) or a control group (Group C). In Group A, the complementary treatment of acupuncture was performed three times/week from postoperative day 7 until postoperative day 21.

Author(s): 
Mikashima, Yoshinori
Takagi, Tadashi
Tomatsu, Taisuke
Horikoshi, Mariko
Ikari, Katsunori
Momohara, Shigeki
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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: Moxibustion has long been thought to promote vital energy or immunity through clinical experience. This study aimed to investigate the clinical effects of indirect moxibustion on antioxidant and immunomodulation in a normal population. METHODS: Twenty-five healthy volunteers with no objective or subjective disorders were recruited. The participants were treated with indirect moxibustion on acupoints Guanyuan (CV 4) and Shenque (CV 8) three times per week for 4 weeks.

Author(s): 
Park, Hyejung
Kim, Hyeunggeug
Yoo, Sara
Lee, Namhun
Son, Changgue

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