Nervous System Diseases

Publication Title: 
Neurological Research

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been widely used for a range of neurological disorders. Despite its popularity, the evidence to support the use of acupuncture is contradictory. METHODS: This review was designed to summarize and to evaluate the available evidence of acupuncture for neurological disorders. RESULTS: Most of the reviewed studies suffer from lack of methodological rigor.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hyangsook
Park, Hi-Joon
Park, Jongbae
Kim, Mi-Ja
Hong, Meesuk
Yang, Jongsoo
Choi, Sunmi
Lee, Hyejung
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal

Acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of childhood problems; however, the efficacy and safety of pediatric acupuncture remains unclear. This article reviews the existing empirical literature relating to the use of acupuncture for medical conditions in children. A systematic search of the literature revealed that acupuncture has been used to treat five main conditions in children, including pain, nocturnal enuresis, postoperative nausea/vomiting, laryngospasm/stridor, and neurological disorders.

Author(s): 
Libonate, Jean
Evans, Subhadra
Tsao, Jennie C. I.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of clinical research.

Author(s): 
Park, Jongbae
Linde, Klaus
Manheimer, Eric
Molsberger, Albrecht
Sherman, Karen
Smith, Caroline
Sung, Joseph
Vickers, Andrew
Schnyer, Rosa
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Nahin, Richard
Paterson, Charlotte
Cassidy, Claire M.
Lewith, George T.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
Neurological Research

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been widely used for a range of neurological disorders. Despite its popularity, the evidence to support the use of acupuncture is contradictory. METHODS: This review was designed to summarize and to evaluate the available evidence of acupuncture for neurological disorders. RESULTS: Most of the reviewed studies suffer from lack of methodological rigor.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hyangsook
Park, Hi-Joon
Park, Jongbae
Kim, Mi-Ja
Hong, Meesuk
Yang, Jongsoo
Choi, Sunmi
Lee, Hyejung
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Scalp acupuncture (SA) is a commonly used therapeutic approach for primary intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the efficacy and safety of SA therapy are still undetermined. The aim of this study is to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of SA therapy for the treatment of acute hypertensive ICH.

Author(s): 
Zheng, Guo-Qing
Zhao, Zhi-Ming
Wang, Yan
Gu, Yong
Li, Yue
Chen, Xing-miao
Fu, Shu-Ping
Shen, Jiangang
Publication Title: 
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the application rules of the red-hot needle therapy to the treatment of neurological dysfunction related diseases in the ancient and modern clinical practice by data mining. METHODS: Modern literature data about the red-hot needle therapy in medical journals and partial medical books were collected to establish a "red-hot needling literature network database", followed by manually selecting its applicable illness spectrum of neurological dysfunction.

Author(s): 
Xu, Jing
Jia, Chun-Sheng
Wang, Jian-Ling
Shi, Jing
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurotrauma

Spinal cord injury (SCI) has become a significant social and economic burden for patients and their families. The effect of acupuncture on neurological recovery in individuals with SCI remains inconclusive despite previous studies and meta-analyses. The aim of the current study was to perform a more rigorous systematic review and bias-adjusted meta-analysis of studies so that the overall impact of acupuncture on neurological recovery in SCI can be determined. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) only were included and were searched for in seven databases through to August 2014.

Author(s): 
Ma, Ruijie
Liu, Xin
Clark, Justin
Williams, Gail M.
Doi, Suhail A.
Publication Title: 
Muscle & Nerve

The objective of this report was to develop a scientifically sound and clinically relevant evidence-based guideline for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN).

Author(s): 
Bril, Vera
England, John D.
Franklin, Gary M.
Backonja, Miroslav
Cohen, Jeffrey A.
Del Toro, David R.
Feldman, Eva L.
Iverson, Donald J.
Perkins, Bruce
Russell, James W.
Zochodne, Douglas W.
American Academy of Neurology
American Asociation of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

OBJECTIVES: Withania somnifera has been in use for several thousand years in Ayurveda to treat various neurological disorders. There is, however, not much scientific data on its protective role in neuronal pathology specifically against brain oxidative stress. Hence, an attempt is made in this work for systematic review and meta-analysis of W. somnifera on neurobehavioural disorders induced by brain oxidative stress in rodents. METHODS: A systematic search of the effect of W. somnifera on brain oxidative stress-induced neuronal pathology was performed using electronic databases.

Author(s): 
Durg, Sharanbasappa
Dhadde, Shivsharan B.
Vandal, Ravichandra
Shivakumar, Badamaranahalli S.
Charan, Chabbanahalli S.

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