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Showing PubMed Articles 1–25 of 39 from Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies

Putative Primo-vascular System in Rabbit Placenta.

The primo vascular system (PVS) was a very important topic nowadays due to their function in transport, regeneration of tissue and help in cell migration and cancer metastasis. The PVS were detected in the different organ of the rabbit but not in the placenta. In this work, we observe the PVS inside the blood vessels of the placenta for the first time. The main characteristic futures of the primo vessels (PVs) from the rabbit placenta were in agreement with the PVS in different organs of animals, including ...

Comment on the article "Comparison of the Cost-Utility Analysis of Electroacupuncture and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain".

Corrigendum to "Evaluation of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial" J Acupunct Meridian Stud 10 (2017) 346-350.

Accuracy and Precision in Acupuncture Point Location: A Critical Systematic Review.

Interaction of energetic points, tendinomuscular meridian and 5 elements in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in patients over 45 years old: a randomized controlled trial.

Acupuncture had a different approaches since its beginnings. Using traditional energetic points with an interaction of 5 elements and meridian theories with manual diagnosis of tender points has been proposed. This procedure can be an effective treatment in musculoskeletal disease but its development is short.

Horses Referred to a Teaching Hospital Exclusively for Acupuncture and Herbs: A Three-Year Retrospective Analysis.

Equine acupuncture and herbal medicine are increasingly popular and have been anecdotally used in the treatment of a number of conditions. There is, however, a lack of data on the most commonly treated conditions in horses. The medical records of 164 horses presented exclusively for acupuncture and herbal therapy over a three-year period from October 2012 to October 2015 were evaluated from a mixed animal integrative medicine service at a veterinary academic teaching hospital. Horses were presented primaril...

The Application of Auriculotherapy to the Treatment of Chronic Spontaneous Urticarial: a SystematicReview and Meta-analysis.

Auriculotherapy has been extensively used for chronic spontaneous urticaria in China. However, the evidence of its effectiveness and safety for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria is insufficient. Hence, we conducted this study to compare auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment with western medicine for the cure of chronic spontaneous urticaria. This meta-analysis of seven RCTs showed that auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment was significantly superior to western medicine...

Pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia are unreliable in the physiotherapy setting.

This study describes the reliability of pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia as prescribed by physiotherapists who were experts in acupuncture. Raters (n=14; 33 to 59 years) independently prescribed acupuncture points for 30 simulated human patients with lateral epicondylalgia who were surveyed via a printed questionnaire. The frequency and cooccurrence of acupuncture points prescribed for patients with lateral epicondylitis were assessed. Absolute agreement and Light's ka...

Comment on "Electroacupuncture-assisted craniotomy on an awake patient".

Acupuncture for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases: a systematic review.

Acupuncture, for the westerns countries, is an innovative and low-cost therapy for treatment and prevention of CVDs. However, most of its effects and mechanisms are poorly understood. Thus, the objective of this work was to systematically review the literature regarding the clinical effects of acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). A search for papers published, in English or Portuguese ​​in the past 20 years, was conducted at PubMed, SciELO, and PEDro databases....

Effectiveness of acupuncture as auxiliary treatment on chronic headache.

To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture as an auxiliary analgesic treatment for chronic headaches, and the influence of this treatment on the quality of life, as the effectiveness of acupuncture in chronic headache is still controversial.

Modeling Meridians Within the Quantum Field Theory.

We present here a model of meridians in the formalism of the gauge theory paradigm of quantum field theory with spontaneous breakdown of symmetry. We discuss the origin and dynamic self-focusing propagation of the electromagnetic field in coherent states and the role it plays in our meridian modeling. Within this frame, we consider the formation of solitary waves on proteins and anatomical filamentary structures and discuss non-dissipative energy transport. Finally, we analyze the relation of meridians with...

The effect of manual acupressure (point UB32) on pain associated with intramuscular injections of magnesium sulfate.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation at the Acupuncture Points on Relieve Pain of Patients under Mechanical Ventilation: A Randomized Controlled Study.

Electrical stimulation and acupuncture points as non-pharmacological methods, have been the focus of pain reduction in different patients. This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.

Effect of Acupressure on Preoperative Cesarean Section Anxiety.

Anxiety is a common preoperative problem in cesarean section candidates. Non-pharmacologic anxiety control has been demonstrated to be more suitable in pregnant women. The current study was a randomized, single-blind clinical trial which evaluated the effect of acupressure on preoperative C-section anxiety. In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acu...

Would a placebo acupuncture needle be able to induce Deqi?

The Primo Vascular System as a possible exosomal route across the body: implications for tumour proliferation and metastasis.

This literature study paper will present the possibility of a correlation between the Energy Meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which can be traced back to the recently described Primo Vessels (formerly known as Bong-Han ducts), their composition and the ability of tumours to proliferate and metastasise. It is proposed that microvesicular bodies such as exosomes, known to be involved in cell-to-cell communication, immune response and tumour proliferation, could be moving across the body via th...

Using Ultrasonography Measurements to Determine the Depth of the GB 21 Acupoint to Prevent Pneumothorax.

Pneumothorax is the most frequent severe acupuncture-related adverse event occurring at the GB 21 acupoint. This study used ultrasonography (US) to measure the depth of the GB 21 acupoint in adults and assessed its applicability for ensuring safe acupuncture practices.

Acupuncture in Post-Date Pregnancy Management.

Pharmacological labour induction is obtained through prostaglandins application and/or oxytocin infusion; however the use seems related to foetal and maternal side effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates the use of acupuncture to soften the cervix and induce uterine contractions. The primary outcome was the rate of women submitted to labour induction for prolonged pregnancy at 41+5 weeks, the secondary outcome was the rate of induction planned for other indications.

A Quality Model to Select Patients in Cupping Therapy Clinics: A New Tool for Ensuring Safety in Clinical Practice.

Cupping therapy is a popular treatment in various countries and regions, including Saudi Arabia. Cupping therapy is regulated in Saudi Arabia by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), Ministry of Health. The authors recommend that this quality model for selecting patients in cupping clinics - first version (QMSPCC-1) - be used routinely as part of clinical practice and quality management in cupping clinics. The aim of the quality model is to ensure the safety of patients and...

Homing of the Stem Cells from the Acupoint ST-36 to the Site of a Spinal Cord Injury: A Preliminary Study.

Homing of stem cells (SCs) to desired targets such as injured tissues remains a lingering problem in cell-based therapeutics. Studies on the biodistribution of intravenously administered SCs have shown the inefficacy of blood vessels as the homing path because most of the injected SCs are captured in the capillary beds of the lungs. We considered an alternative administration method utilizing the acupuncture meridians or the primo vascular system (PVS). We injected SCs at the acupoint Zusanli (ST-36) below ...

Analgesic effects elicited by neuroactive mediators injected into the ST 36 acupuncture point on inflammatory and neuropathic pain in mice.

The present study evaluates whether the injection of serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate, bradykinin, histamine or substance P into the Zusanli (Stomach 36, ST 36) acupoint can also produce the acupuncture-induced antinociceptive effect on inflammatory or neuropathic pain. In this in vivo experimental study a total of 450 male Swiss mice were used. Mice were injected with saline or complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) or subjected to sham or chronic constriction injury (CCI) surgery. After the establishment of ...

Effect of auriculotherapy on the plasma concentration of biomarkers in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most frequent non-communicable diseases with pain associated symptoms and affects the musculoskeletal system. Various forms of treatment can be indicated and non-pharmacological treatment is also an available option for the management of KOA individuals. For instance, auriculotherapy (AT) is one possible procedure associated with the Traditional Chinese Medicine for dealing with KOA. It is believed that the concentration of certain biomarkers could be altered in indiv...

Thermopuncture for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a socially significant disease that affects millions of patients. There were an estimated 366 million people with this disease in 2011, and, according to the forecast, approximately 552 million will be affected by this disease in 2030. It is well known that the primary diagnosis and treatment of a patient with this disease are quite expensive. What should be done to make it possible for a patient to monitor his own state and provide treatment in his own home using telemedicine? To s...

A new definition of an acupuncture meridian.

This article provides a new definition of an acupuncture meridian. It suggests that a meridian consists of a distal tract of tissue that is affected by organ function. In the 1960's, Kim discovered the primo vascular system, and regarded the superficial primo vessels as equating to the meridians. Instead, this article suggests that the superficial primo vessels merely underlie the meridians, in that they enable their creation, which is why some meridians are said to occur along the paths of superficial prim...

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