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BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Insulin sensitivity has been enhanced by electroacupuncture (EA) in rats, but the EA phenomenon in an insulin resistant state is still unclear. This study reports the use of a large dose of prednisolone to evaluate the effects of EA in a state of insulin resistance. METHODS: The plasma levels of free fatty acids (FFAs) were estimated in steroid-background rats (SBRs) and compared with those in healthy rats treated with normal saline. In addition, plasma glucose and endogenous insulin levels were assayed to calculate the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) index.

Author(s): 
Lin, Rong-Tsung
Tzeng, Chung-Yuh
Lee, Yu-Chen
Ho, Wai-Jane
Cheng, Juei-Tang
Lin, Jaung-Geng
Chang, Shih-Liang
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Pain

Central sensitization, caused either by tissue inflammation or peripheral nerve injury, plays an important role in persistent pain. An animal model of capsaicin-induced pain has well-defined peripheral and central sensitization components, thus is useful for studying the analgesic effect on two separate components. The focus of this study is to examine the analgesic effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on capsaicin-induced secondary hyperalgesia, which represents central sensitization.

Author(s): 
Kim, Hee Young
Wang, Jigong
Lee, Inhyung
Kim, Hee Kee
Chung, Kyungsoon
Chung, Jin Mo
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

Many studies have shown that Bupleurum falcatum (BF), which is widely used in the treatment of various psychosomatic diseases in traditional Oriental medicine, is an effective therapeutic intervention for memory impairment. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of BF on stress-induced alterations in learning and memory in rats using the Morris water maze (MWM) and elevated plus maze (EPM) behavioral tests.

Author(s): 
Lee, Bombi
Shim, Insop
Lee, Hyejung
Hahm, Dae-Hyun
Publication Title: 
Psychosomatic Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether placebo responses can be explained by characteristics of the patient, the practitioner, or their interpersonal interaction. METHODS: We performed an analysis of videotape and psychometric data from a clinical trial of patients with irritable bowel syndrome who were treated with placebo acupuncture in either a warm empathic interaction (Augmented, n = 96), a neutral interaction (Limited, n = 97), or a waitlist control (Waitlist, n = 96).

Author(s): 
Kelley, John M.
Lembo, Anthony J.
Ablon, J. Stuart
Villanueva, Joel J.
Conboy, Lisa A.
Levy, Ray
Marci, Carl D.
Kerr, Catherine E.
Kirsch, Irving
Jacobson, Eric E.
Riess, Helen
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
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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 therapeutic effect of acupuncture for regulating the liver on depressive neurosis. METHODS: In a multi-center randomized controlled trial, 440 patients were divided into 3 groups: Acupuncture group for regulating the liver (Acup., 176 cases) was treated by acupuncture at Siguan Points, i.e., bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Taichong (LR 3), Baihui (GV 20) and Yintang (EX-HN3) plus ear-acupuncture, Prozac group (P., 176 cases) by oral administration of Prozac, and Non-acupoint needling group (NAN, 88 cases) by acupuncture at non-acupoints as acupuncture placebo.

Author(s): 
Fu, Wen-Bin
Fan, Li
Zhu, Xiao-Ping
He, Qing
Wang, Ling
Zhuang, Li-xing
Liu, Yuan-sheng
Tang, Chun-zhi
Li, Ying-wen
Meng, Chang-rong
Zhang, Hong-lai
Yan, Jie
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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 therapeutic effects of filiform needle acupuncture combined with dermal needle tapping for vertebrobasilar ischemic vertigo. METHODS: Based on the etiopathogenesis of TCM, the disease is caused by turbid phlegm clouding the heart orifice combined with wind, leading to insufficient nourishment of the brain due to deficiency of blood.

Author(s): 
Huang, Qiong
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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 effect of warming needle combined with rehabilitation training on chondromalacia patellae in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: The 92 cases were randomly divided into a treatment group treated by warming needle plus rehabilitation training (47 cases) and a control group treated by medication plus rehabilitation training (45 cases), and the therapeutic effect was compared after 20 sessions.

Author(s): 
Qiu, Ling
Zhang, Min
Zhang, Ji
Gao, Le-Nv
Chen, Da-wei
Liu, Jun
She, Jia-yi
Wang, Ling
Yu, Jin-yan
Huang, Le-ping
Bai, Yang
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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 therapeutic effect of suspended moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20) for insomnia. METHODS: 75 cases were divided randomly into two groups, with 40 cases in the treatment group treated by suspended moxibustion over Baihui (GV 20) and 35 cases in the control group treated by oral administration of Estazolam. RESULTS: The difference in therapeutic effect between the two groups was not statistically significant (P > 0.1). CONCLUSION: It was concluded that suspended moxibustion at Baihui (GV 20) is as effective as Estazolam for insomnia.

Author(s): 
Ju, Yan-li
Chi, Xu
Liu, Jian-xin
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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
Author(s): 
Tao, Sha
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
Author(s): 
Chen, Shao-Dong
Lu, Xun

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