The etiology of fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is uncertain and the prognosis for symptomatic recovery is generally poor. A wide variety of interventions are used in the management of FM. There is, however, no clear consensus on the treatment of choice and FM remains relatively refractory to treatment. Therefore, prevention, causal therapy and rehabilitation are not possible. FM patients frequently use alternative therapies, indicating dissatisfaction or ineffectiveness of traditional medical therapy.
This study presents an efficient strategy for separation of three phenolic compounds with high molecular weight from the crude extract of Terminalia chebula Retz. by ultrasound-assisted extraction and high-speed counter-current chromatography. The ultrasound-assisted extraction conditions were optimized by response surface methodology and the results showed the target compounds could be well enriched under the optimized extraction conditions.
Methylation and other covalent modifications of nucleosome core histones are key regulators of chromatin structure and function, including epigenetic control of gene expression. For the human brain, however, very little is known about the regulation of histone modifications at specific genomic loci. Furthermore, chromatin immunoprecipitation protocols applicable to postmortem tissue are lacking, and the impact of potential confounds such as autolysis time or tissue pH is unknown.
European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
The influence of maternal hypnotherapy on fetal body movements in anxious parturients was studied in 25 patients at 35-37 weeks of gestation. There were two groups of patients. Group A consisted of 16 parturients who performed self-hypnosis. Group B consisted of 9 parturients in whom hypnosis was induced by a physician. When compared to a control period of 30 min there was a significant increase in the duration of fetal body movements recorded by ultrasound during 30 min of maternal hypnosis, p less than 0.005 for group A and p less than 0.01 for group B.
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
BACKGROUND: Although acupuncture sensation (also known as de qi) is a cornerstone of traditional acupuncture therapy, most research has accepted the traditional method of defining acupuncture sensation only through subjective patient reports rather than on any quantifiable physiological basis. PURPOSE: To preliminarily investigate the frequency of key sensations experienced while needling to specific, quantifiable tissue levels (TLs) guided by ultrasound (US) imaging. METHODS: Five participants received needling at two acupuncture points and two control points at four TLs.
This article is the presentation I gave at the D'Arsonval Award Ceremony on June 14, 2011 at the Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It summarizes my research activities in acoustic and electromagnetic millimeter waves over the past 47 years. My earliest research involved acoustic millimeter waves, with a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound imaging and its safety. For the last 21 years my research expanded to include electromagnetic millimeter waves, with a special interest in the mechanisms underlying millimeter wave therapy.
The authors overview the possible use of different modalities of passive physiotherapy in the Hungarian medical practice. These modalities can be used in most of the medical specialities as well as family practice, not only in the treatment of the musculoskeletal disorders and medical rehabilitation.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of cervical spine rotation as a test of patency of the vertebral arteries (VAs) and the internal carotid arteries (ICAs). DESIGN: A descriptive study was undertaken. SETTING: Testing was carried out in a private clinical vascular unit attached to a large Sydney public hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty healthy volunteers, both male and female, who were free of risk factors commonly associated with vascular disease, participated in the study.
In the work, ultrasonic-assisted extraction (UAE) followed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detector (GC-FID) is developed for the quantitative analysis of the bioactive components of camphor and borneol in a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) of Flos Chrysanthemi Indici. The extraction parameters are investigated. The optimum extraction conditions found are: solvent, methanol; solvent to sample ratio, 12:1 (v/w); extraction time, 15 min. Camphor and borneol are determined using this extraction method in Flos Chrysanthemi Indici samples from 5 different growing areas.