Meridians

Publication Title: 
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of yoga therapy using an evidence-based approach and investigates the relationship between yoga and the meridian energies based on all available clinical studies in Korea. Sixteen electronic databases will be searched from the inception of the study until January 2016. All clinical evidences that evaluate any type of yoga and any type of control in individuals with any type of condition will be eligible.

Author(s): 
Choi, Jiae
Jun, Ji Hee
Lee, Ju Ah
Lee, Myeong Soo
Publication Title: 
AACN clinical issues

The National Institutes of Health recently recommended further research on the efficacy of acupuncture and allocated Federal funds to stimulate clinical studies. Their decision was based on a growing body of successful research outcomes in which acupuncture was used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, nausea, circulatory functions, and mood-related behavioral disorders. Despite a burgeoning body of clinical research, the ability to generalize findings has been affected by design flaws, sample type and size, and multiple methods of acupuncture site stimulation.

Author(s): 
Sutherland, J. A.
Publication Title: 
Bioelectromagnetics

According to conventional wisdom within the acupuncture community, acupuncture points and meridians are special conduits for electrical signals. This view gained popularity after anecdotal reports and clinical studies asserted that these anatomical structures are characterized by lower electrical impedance compared to adjacent controls. To ascertain whether evidence exists to support or refute this claim, we conducted a systematic review of studies directly evaluating the electrical characteristics of acupuncture structures and appropriate controls.

Author(s): 
Ahn, Andrew C.
Colbert, Agatha P.
Anderson, Belinda J.
Martinsen, Orjan G.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Cina, Steve
Wayne, Peter M.
Langevin, Helene M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

The objective is to analyze the treatment used in relatively high quality randomized controlled trials to identify any similarities of therapeutic approaches and subsequently present recommendations for a standard acupuncture procedure for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis (PFP).

Author(s): 
Zheng, Hui
Li, Ying
Chen, Min
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

The objective is to analyze the treatment used in relatively high quality randomized controlled trials to identify any similarities of therapeutic approaches and subsequently present recommendations for a standard acupuncture procedure for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis (PFP).

Author(s): 
Zheng, Hui
Li, Ying
Chen, Min
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

Using data mining technology to analyze the application characteristics and laws of the meridian points in the treatment of post-stroke disorder with acupuncture and moxibustion in modern times. On the basis of the collection of the modern literatures about the treatment of post-stroke disorder with acupuncture and moxibustion, the database of acupuncture-moxibustion prescription was established.

Author(s): 
Wu, Liang-Ting
Li, Ying
Ren, Yu-Lan
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials have been performed to determine the effectiveness or efficacy of acupuncture in primary dysmenorrhoea. The objective of this review was to explore the relationship between the 'dose' of the acupuncture intervention and menstrual pain outcomes. METHODS: Eight databases were systematically searched for trials examining penetrating body acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea published in English up to September 2015.

Author(s): 
Armour, Mike
Smith, Caroline A.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

The ancient literature on Taiyuan (LU 9) was collected to summarize the application laws of this acupoint. One thousand TCM ancient works collected in Chinese Medical Dictionary (fourth edition) were retrieved. The literature on the indications of Taiyuan (LU 9), the indications of Taiyuan (LU 9) combined prescriptions, the laws of acupoints combination and the techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion was collected systematically and the database was set up.

Author(s): 
Mao, Gai
Jia, Hongling
Zhang, Yongchen
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

With the wide application of acupuncture in the world, the research results of neurosciences have made scientific approval on some of efficacy and mechanism of acupuncture, and the concept of western medical acupuricture (WMA) is gradually developed. During the spread of Chinese acupuncture into western countries, WMA is an adaptive improvement when facing basic theories of western medicine including anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as evidence-based medicine system.

Author(s): 
He, Wei
Zhu, Bing
Yu, Xiaochun
Liu, Baoyan
Xu, Nenggui
Jing, Xianghong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

Acupuncture in Oriental medicine has been widely used as a core therapeutic method due to its minimal side-effects and therapeutic efficacy. However, the electrical response to acupuncture stimulation (ERAS) has not been clearly studied under acupuncture conditions that might affect the efficacy of acupuncture therapy. In this study, the ERAS was objectively investigated by measuring meridian electric potentials (MEPs) when the electrical grounding conditions of the operator and subject were varied, and when the insulation conditions of acupuncture needle were varied.

Author(s): 
Lee, Yong-Heum
Ryu, Yeon-Hang
Jung, Byungjo

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