Moxibustion

Publication Title: 
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Chinese medicine is among other traditional medical systems practiced either as a coadjutant intervention to Greek medicine or as the unique therapeutic intervention for illness prevention, treatment or rehabilitation. The complete spectrum from that traditional system includes acupuncture and moxibustion, herbal and food therapy, massage therapy (tuina), physical exercises (taijiquan), and breathing exercises (qigong).

Author(s): 
de Sá Ferreira, Arthur
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Moxibustion (a type of Chinese medicine which involves burning a herb close to the skin) to the acupuncture point Bladder 67 (BL67) (Chinese name Zhiyin), located at the tip of the fifth toe, has been proposed as a way of correcting breech presentation. As caesarean section is often suggested for breech babies due to the potential difficulties during labour, it is preferable to turn the baby before labour starts.

Author(s): 
Coyle, M. E.
Smith, C. A.
Peat, B.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To assess the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on insomnia. METHODS: A systematic evaluation of all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCT) about acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of insomnia was carried out. The data were statistically analyzed with a special software RevMan 4.1. RESULTS: Six papers of RCT including 585 patients met the enrolled criteria.

Author(s): 
Li, Ning
Wu, Bin
Wang, Cheng-wei
Kang, Jie
Li, Hong-Guo
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To introduce to establishment method of evidence-based acupuncture and moxibustion treatment program for periarthritis of shoulder from the point of view of evidence-based medicine. METHODS: One patient of periarthritis of shoulder was used as an example, and it was introduced how to raise clinical questions, to retrieval relative literature, to evaluate the retrieval literature, and at last, how to use the retrieval evidences to stipulate treatment program in combination with concrete condition of this case and the doctor's experience.

Author(s): 
He, Jing
Liu, Yi
Wu, Bin
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To probe into using evidence-based medicine to establish TCM stroke unit, so as to serve for clinical treatment of apoplexy. METHODS: Based on basic theories of TCM and in referred to the stroke unit model with therapeutic effect confirmed by evidence-based medicine, TCM stroke unit with characteristics of acupuncture and moxibustion was established. CONCLUSION: Establishment of TCM stroke unit with TCM characteristics is objective in future, but it still needs high quality of clinical evidences.

Author(s): 
Chen, Li-dian
Yang, Shan-li
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To assess the therapeutic effect and potential adverse effect of acupuncture in treatment of dysphagia after stroke. METHODS: A systematic review including all the relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs of acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of dysphagia after stroke were performed using the method recommended by the cochrane collaboration. RESULTS: Seven papers including 506 cases met the enrolled criteria. All of the trials were of lower methodological quality.

Author(s): 
Wang, Li-Ping
Xie, Yue
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of ulcerative colitis. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials or clinical controlled trials of acupuncture and moxibustion for interfere of ulcerative colitis in recent 10 years were reviewed and Meta-analysis was made for the literature results. RESULTS: Altogether 11 papers of clinical study were enrolled. Heterogeneous tests were conducted for the results of the 11 studies, as a result, chi2 = 8.55, P = 0.67.

Author(s): 
Mu, Jing-ping
Wu, Huan-Gan
Zhang, Zhi-quan
Liu, Hui-Rong
Zhu, Yi
Shi, Zheng
Wang, Xiao-Mei
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

Studies on the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) with acupuncture and moxibustion in China were reviewed. All studies concluded the treatments were effective, with response rates ranging from 78.95% to 100%. However, the qualities of the studies were generally poor, and none of them used a RCT design.

Author(s): 
Wang, Tianfang
Zhang, Qunhao
Xue, Xiaolin
Yeung, Albert
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

To assess the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Manually retrieve RCT papers published in Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion from 2000 to 2006 and use "the extraction form of acupuncture and moxibustion randomized clinical trial report data" to evaluate the quality of RCTs. Six hundred and eighty-six RCTs were enrolled. The methodological quality was lower than the international standard and only one RCT paper described the trial technological process.

Author(s): 
Geng, Ling-Ling
Lin, Ren-Sheng
Sun, Xia-Yun
Wu, Li
Zhong, Ming-Ming
Zhao, Bin
Zheng, Jun
Liu, Jian-Ping
Publication Title: 
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)

The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate the available evidence, from randomized clinical trials (RCTs), of acupuncture for treating patients with RA. Systematic searches were conducted on 17 databases up to April 2008 without the language restriction. All RCTs of acupuncture, with or without electrical stimulation or moxibustion, for patients with RA were considered for inclusion. A total of 236 potentially relevant studies were identified and eight RCTs were included.

Author(s): 
Lee, M. S.
Shin, B.-C.
Ernst, E.

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