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The effect of Xiang-Sha-Liu-Jun-Zi tang (XSLJZT) on irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

J Ethnopharmacol 2019 Apr 19:111889. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan; Chinese Medicine Research Center, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan; Research Center for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan; Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by chronic, recurrent abdominal pain or abdominal discomfort and changes in defecation habits. Xiang-Sha-Liu-Jun-Zi tang (XSLJZT) is a traditional Chinese medical formula that can modulate gastrointestinal disturbance.

Purpose: To investigate the therapeutic effect of XSLJZT on IBS. Read More

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Kuntai capsule attenuates premature ovarian failure through the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway.

J Ethnopharmacol 2019 Apr 19:111885. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Key Laboratory of Acupuncture and Medicine Research of Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, 210023, China; College of Pharmacy, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, 210023, China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Kuntai capsule (KTC), a type of herb formulas, was first described in the book of Shang Han Za Bing Lun in the third century. KTC has been widely used for the clinical treatment of menopausal syndrome. Considering that premature ovarian failure is also known as premature menopause, this study was designed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of KTC on a mouse model of premature ovarian failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2019.111885DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture versus standard care for pelvic and low back pain in pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial.

PLoS One 2019 22;14(4):e0214195. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

AP-HP, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique- Hôpital Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière- Charles Foix, Paris, France.

Objective: To assess the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture for pelvic girdle and low back pain (PGLBP) during pregnancy.

Design: Pragmatic-open-label randomised controlled trial.

Setting: Five maternity hospitals. Read More

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Risk factors related to acupuncture response in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence: Secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(16):e15220

Department of Acupuncture Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.

Postmenopausal women are at a higher risk of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In a previous trial, electroacupuncture (EA) was shown to be an effective treatment for women with SUI. Here we present a secondary analysis to investigate the specific factors associated with response to acupuncture therapy among postmenopausal women with SUI. Read More

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How often do women use non-drug treatment methods for psyschiatric symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum periods?

Ment Illn 2019 Mar 28;11(1):7988. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medical applications (CAM) and non-drug treatments of women during their pregnancies, postpartum periods and the changes between these periods. The was administered to the participants. Passiflora (Incarnata), (St. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6452226PMC

Cooperative impact of thiazolidinedione and fatty acid synthase on human osteogenesis.

Aging (Albany NY) 2019 Apr 20. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Inflammation Research and Drug Development Center, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Previous, we found that the small molecules capable of inhibiting the expression and the pro-adipogenic activity of ZNF521 might improve the osteogenic performance of aging human bone marrow MSCs (bmMSCs), and that fatty acid synthase (FASN) was a critical effector of ZNF521's pro-adipogenic activity. Here, by characterizing the netoglitazone (MCC-555), one of the thiazolidinediones known as adipogenic enhancers, as an inhibitor of ZNF521 expression, we found that MCC-555 indeed also harbored pro-osteoblastic effect. Investigation revealed that MCC-555 might function as a GSK3β inhibitor to promote osteoblastogenesis and bone formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18632/aging.101916DOI Listing

Efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture on treating depression-related insomnia: a study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

BMJ Open 2019 Apr 20;9(4):e021484. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

Shanghai Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Introduction: Sleep disorders including insomnia occur frequently in depressive patients. Acupuncture is a widely recognised therapy to treat depression and sleep disorders in clinical practice. This multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) is aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of depression patients with insomnia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-021484DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acupuncture reduces nicotine-induced norepinephrine release in the hypothalamus via the solitary NMDA receptor/NOS pathway.

Neurosci Lett 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Psychopharmacology, Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, 161006, China; MRC-GHF, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Gyeongsan, 38610, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Noradrenergic projections from the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) to the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) are involved in nicotine (Nic) dependence. Nic induces hypothalamic norepinephrine (NE) release through N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and nitric oxide in the NTS. However, acupuncture attenuates Nic withdrawal-induced anxiety. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.04.036DOI Listing
April 2019
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Case study projects by a Korean national research agency: Past 12 years and future.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:48-52. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 27710, USA. Electronic address:

Objectives: Scientific rigor is a known challenge to establish in heavily individualized practices of traditional medicine. A national research agency in Korea carried out a 12-year project to promote case reports among clinics of Korean Medicine (KM). This report aims at providing challenges, achievements, and thoughts for future endeavors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.01.007DOI Listing
May 2019
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Change in young people's spine pain following chiropractic care at a publicly funded healthcare facility in Canada.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 16;35:301-307. Epub 2019 Mar 16.

Manitoba Chiropractors Association, Canadian Chiropractic Association, Canada.

Background: The presence of spinal pain in young people has been established as a risk factor for spinal pain later in life. Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend spinal manipulation (SM), soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities that are common treatments provided by chiropractors, as interventions for spine pain. Less is known specifically on the response to chiropractic management in young people with spinal pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.03.013DOI Listing
May 2019
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Rehabilitation with a combination of scalp acupuncture and exercise therapy in spastic cerebral palsy.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 7;35:296-300. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Children Rehabilitation Center of Huai'an Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital, No.104 People South Road, Huai'an, 223002, China.

Purpose: To use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western approaches to improve gross motor function and activities of daily living (ADL) in children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Methods: Children were randomly divided into a treatment group, which received scalp acupuncture combined with exercise therapy and conventional rehabilitation training, and a control group, which received conventional rehabilitation training alone. Study subjects' gross motor function (gross motor function measure-88 [GMFM-88]) and ADL were evaluated before and after therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.03.002DOI Listing

Acupuncture therapy improves health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 May 2;35:208-218. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Tzu-Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is highly prevalent around the world and has a large impact on its patients, leading to a poor health-related quality of life (HRQL) and exercise capacity. Even under optimal medications, there are still many patients with poor HRQL. Body acupuncture therapy (BAT) is a non-invasive and a popular therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.016DOI Listing

The wound healing and antibacterial potential of triple-component nanocomposite (chitosan-silver-sericin) films loaded with moxifloxacin.

Int J Pharm 2019 Apr 16;564:22-38. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Pharmacy, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus 54000, Pakistan. Electronic address:

Aim: The current study reports the development and evaluation of chitosan-sericin-silver nanocomposite (CSSN) films without and with moxifloxacin (Mox).

Methodology: The film preparation method involved the in-situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles within the chitosan-sericin colloidal composite followed by preparation into a film by solvent casting technique. In-situ formation and the particle size analysis of the silver nanoparticles was performed via UV-Visible and zeta-size spectrometer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.04.046DOI Listing
April 2019
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MiR-98-5p regulates proliferation and metastasis of MCF-7 breast cancer cells by targeting Gab2.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2019 Apr;23(7):2847-2855

Department of Acupuncture, Taizhou Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Taizhou, China.

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the mechanism of miR-98-5p in influencing the malignant proliferation and metastasis capacities of breast cancer cells.

Patients And Methods: Quantitative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression level of miR-98-5p and GRB2-associated-binding protein 2 (Gab2) in breast cancer samples and cells. On-line target gene prediction software and Dual-Luciferase reporter assay were used to predict and verify the target genes of miR-98-5p, respectively. Read More

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http://www.europeanreview.org/article/17562
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http://dx.doi.org/10.26355/eurrev_201904_17562DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acupuncture is effective in improving functional communication in post-stroke aphasia : A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Neurology, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, 5 Haiyuncang Hutong, Dongcheng District, 100700, Beijing, China.

Objective: In this meta-analysis the authors evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving functional communication and language function in post-stroke aphasia (PSA) patients.

Methods: Data sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, AMED, SinoMed, CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang databases, ICTRP, ISRCTN, EUCTR, ClinicalTrials.gov, and Stroke Trials Registries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00508-019-1478-5DOI Listing

Comparison of the Efficacy between Conventional Moxibustion and Smoke-Free Moxibustion on Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2019 14;2019:1291947. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

School of Acupuncture and Tuina, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the difference of efficacy between conventional moxibustion (CM) and smoke-free moxibustion (SM) for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA).

Methods: This is a multicentre, randomized, single blinded, parallel-group clinical trial. Patients with KOA were randomly allocated to CM group (69) and SM group (69) in 7 hospitals of China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1291947DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437731PMC

Acupuncture and Vitamin D for the Management of Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Arthralgia.

Curr Oncol Rep 2019 Apr 17;21(6):51. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Houston Methodist Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medicine, Outpatient Tower, Floor 24, 6445 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia (AIA) is a very common syndrome which significantly affects breast cancer survivors' quality of life, and it often leads to non-compliance with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. However, the treatment of AIA remains a clinical challenge. Here, we will review the current data for acupuncture and vitamin D in the management of AIA. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11912-019-0795-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11912-019-0795-1DOI Listing
April 2019
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Role of inflammation in depression relapse.

J Neuroinflammation 2019 Apr 17;16(1):90. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 06030, USA.

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. After the first episode, patients with remitted MDD have a 60% chance of experiencing a second episode. Consideration of therapy continuation should be viewed in terms of the balance between the adverse effects of medication and the need to prevent a possible relapse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12974-019-1475-7DOI Listing

Effectiveness of Acupuncturing at the Sphenopalatine Ganglion Acupoint Alone for Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2019 12;2019:6478102. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

School of Medical and Life Sciences, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610072, China.

Aims: To evaluate the efficiency of acupuncturing at the sphenopalatine ganglion acupoint alone for treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Design: A total of ten online databases were searched to find studies published up to Jan. 2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434301PMC
March 2019
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Nonsurgical integrative inpatient treatments for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis: a multi-arm randomized controlled pilot trial.

J Pain Res 2019 28;12:1103-1113. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA,

Background: Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a chronic condition that causes low back pain and neurogenic claudication, often resulting in significant limitation of daily activities. In this open-label randomized controlled pilot study, we assessed the safety and feasibility of 4-week novel integrative inpatient treatments for LSS.

Methods: Thirty-six symptomatic LSS patients were randomly and equally allocated to one of the three groups: Mokhuri Chuna treatment 1 (MT1) group, Mokhuri Chuna treatment 2 (MT2) group, or conventional management treatment (CMT) group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S173178DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445233PMC
March 2019
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The Emperor's New Clothes-An Epistemological Critique of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture.

Animals (Basel) 2019 Apr 15;9(4). Epub 2019 Apr 15.

CIISA-Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, 1300-477 Lisboa, Portugal.

Within the last few decades, complementary and alternative medicines have gained increased popularity in the veterinary field. Although many authors have exposed the scientific fallacies and historical misconceptions used to justify such therapies, those efforts have not succeeded in detracting veterinary practitioners from embracing them. Notably, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), including acupuncture, has emerged as one of the main alternatives to conventional veterinary medicine. Read More

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[Infertility caused by salpingitis treated based on theory of kidney deficiency and blood stasis].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2019 Mar;44(6):1099-1103

Xiyuan Hospital,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Beijing 100091,China.

Infertility caused by salpingitis is one of the main causes of secondary infertility in women. In recent years,the incidence has been increasing year by year. Modern medicine believes that this disease is a complication due to incomplete or delayed treatment of acute and chronic salpingitis,with no satisfactory drug therapy at present. Read More

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http://www.cnki.net/kcms/doi/10.19540/j.cnki.cjcmm.20181225.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.19540/j.cnki.cjcmm.20181225.004DOI Listing
March 2019
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[Clinical efficacy of Bushen Huoxue Anshen therapy in treating perimenopausal sleep disorder with kidney deficiency and blood stasis].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2019 Mar;44(6):1069-1074

Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Huairou District Beijing 101400,China.

The efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in the treatment of kidney-deficiency and bloodstasis perimenopausal sleep disorders were evaluated. A total of 67 subjects who completed the study were randomly divided into two groups. The traditional Chinese medicine group was orally given Bushen Huoxue Anshen Fang,and the acupuncture group was given acupuncture treatment. Read More

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March 2019
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[Efficacy and safety of Breviscapine Injection in treatment of diabetic nephropathy: systematic review and Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2019 Feb;44(4):833-844

Institute of Basic Research Clinical Medicine,China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Beijing 100700,China.

This study aimed to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of Breviscapine Injection in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy( DN). Eight electronic databases and Clinical Trials.gov were searched to collect randomized controlled trials on Breviscapine Injection in the treatment of DN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.19540/j.cnki.cjcmm.20181128.007DOI Listing
February 2019
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Effects of short-term acupuncture treatment on occlusal force and mandibular movement in patients with deep-bite malocclusion.

J Dent Sci 2019 Mar 4;14(1):81-86. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

School of Dentistry, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Rd., Taichung 40402, Taiwan.

Background/purpose: Acupuncture is well known to be effective for pain relief and muscle relaxation, and hence it is feasible that acupuncture treatment could change the occlusal forces and mandibular movements in subjects with deep-bite malocclusion. The purpose of this research was to determine the distribution of occlusal force and the border movement of the mandible in patients with deep-bite malocclusion before and after acupuncture treatment.

Materials And Methods: This study involved 17 volunteers with deep-bite malocclusion and aged 20-30 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jds.2018.11.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6445974PMC
March 2019
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Acupuncture for perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty: A systemic review of controlled trials and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15198

Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Introduction: This protocol is intended to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty patients.

Methods And Analysis: The following databases will be searched from their inception to November 2018 without language restrictions: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System, Korean Traditional Knowledge Portal, KoreaMed, DBPIA, Research Information Service System, including the China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Any randomized controlled trials related to perioperative care of total hip arthroplasty will be included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015198DOI Listing

The effectiveness and safety of moxibustion for dry eye: Protocol for a systematic review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15178

Department of Ophthalmology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background: Dry eye (DE) is a common type of ocular surface disease that affects many people. Moxibustion has been widely used in China to treat ocular surface diseases, especially DE. Many clinical trials have demonstrated that moxibustion can increase the tear secretion quantity and improve tear film stability. Read More

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April 2019
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Traditional Chinese medicine for management of recurrent and refractory Crohn disease: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15148

Department of Thyroid.

Introduction: Crohn disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing systemic inflammatory disease afflicting the gastrointestinal system with a high morbidity. There has been increasing clinical interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment for CD. This report aims to present patient outcome of therapeutic management using TCM in combination with pharmacologic therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015148DOI Listing
April 2019
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Efficacy of laser acupuncture for patients with chronic Bell's palsy: A study protocol for a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled pilot trial.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15120

Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science.

Background: Bell's palsy is the most frequent cause of unilateral peripheral facial palsy, a common condition that third of patients can have inadequate recovery and subsequent physical and social impairments. The largely ineffective and even controversial nature of the various medical and surgical treatment options means that novel, alternative approaches are needed. In preclinical and clinical evidence, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated the ability to regenerate peripheral nerves. Read More

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April 2019
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Acupuncture for primary osteoporosis: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials protocol.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Apr;98(15):e15108

Clinical Medical College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Rehabilitation.

Background: A large number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that acupuncture (ACU) has certain advantages over pharmacotherapies in the treatment of primary osteoporosis (POP). However, due to the diversity of ACU treatments, its relative effectiveness have not yet been studied and explained. Therefore, based on the network meta-analysis (NMA), this study will compare the differences in the efficacy of multiacupuncture in the treatment of POP, to provide a reference for clinical treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000015108DOI Listing
April 2019
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The Mechanism of Acupuncture in Treating Essential Hypertension: A Narrative Review.

Int J Hypertens 2019 7;2019:8676490. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

College of Acupuncture and Tuina, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610075, China.

Essential hypertension has a high incidence worldwide, and patients with essential hypertension endure a lifetime of medication, leading to a heavy economic burden on the patient's family and causing serious impacts on the patient's quality of life. Much evidence has demonstrated that acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy can lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension, but the mechanism of its action is unclear. This article reviews the research from 2000 to 2018 regarding the mechanism of acupuncture for hypertension, and we summarize the current knowledge about using acupuncture for hypertension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/8676490DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431462PMC

Acupuncture-Analgesia-Mediated Alleviation of Central Sensitization.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2019 7;2019:6173412. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40447, Taiwan.

Pain can trigger central amplification called central sensitization, which ultimately results in hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Many reports have showed acupuncture has an analgesic effect. We searched the related article on PubMed database and Cochrane database to discover central sensitization pathway in acupuncture analgesia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/6173412DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431485PMC
March 2019
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Electroacupuncture Alleviated Referral Hindpaw Hyperalgesia via Suppressing Spinal Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) in TNBS-Induced Colitis Rats.

Neural Plast 2019 11;2019:2098083. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.

Although referred pain or hypersensitivity has been repeatedly reported in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and experimental colitis rodents, little is known about the neural mechanisms. Spinal long-term potentiation (LTP) of nociceptive synaptic transmission plays a critical role in the development of somatic hyperalgesia in chronic pain conditions. Herein, we sought to determine whether spinal LTP contributes to the referral hyperalgesia in colitis rats and particularly whether electroacupuncture (EA) is effective to alleviate somatic hyperalgesia via suppressing spinal LTP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/2098083DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6432704PMC
March 2019
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The Effect of Acupressure on Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Rate Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The Relationship Between Heart Rate and Fatigue.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Jan;25(1):12-19

Objectives: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia among rhythm disturbances causing symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitation, and fatigue. Various methods are used for control and treatment of the disease. This randomized controlled study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure applied to patients with AF on their cardiac rhythm and heart rate, as well as relationship between heart rate and fatigue. Read More

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January 2019

The effect of aquapuncture at Pericardium 6 (PC-6) on dexmedetomidine-induced nausea and vomiting in cats.

Vet Anaesth Analg 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Dick White Referrals, Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Objective: To determine the effect of aquapuncture at acupuncture point Pericardium 6 (PC-6) on the incidence of dexmedetomidine-induced vomiting and nausea in cats.

Study Design: Randomized, prospective, crossover study.

Animals: A group of 22 cats, 14 females and eight males, aged 1-12 years and weighing 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2019.01.004DOI Listing
January 2019

Atractylenolide III ameliorates cerebral ischemic injury and neuroinflammation associated with inhibiting JAK2/STAT3/Drp1-dependent mitochondrial fission in microglia.

Phytomedicine 2019 Apr 6;59:152922. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, 325027 Zhejiang, China; Integrative & Optimized Medicine Research center, China-USA Institute for Acupuncture and Rehabilitation, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. Electronic address:

Background: Inflammation is a major contributor to stroke pathology, making it a promising strategy for intervention. Microglia, the resident macrophages in the brain, play essential roles in both the generation and resolution of neuroinflammation. In particular, mitochondrial homeostasis is critical for microglial function and its dysregulation is involved in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2019.152922DOI Listing
April 2019
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Nitriding Interface Regulated Lithium Plating Enables Flame-Retardant Electrolytes for High-Voltage Lithium Metal Batteries.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology, Zhongguancun North First Street No. 2, 100190, Beijing, CHINA.

Safety concerns are impeding the applications of lithium metal batteries. The flame-retardant electrolytes, such as organic phosphates electrolytes (OPEs), could intrinsically eliminate fire hazards and improve battery safety. However, OPEs show a poor compatibility with Li metal and the detailed mechanism has yet to be identified. Read More

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April 2019
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Unusual presentation of spinal epidural abscess and a cautionary tale of acupuncture.

N Z Med J 2019 Apr 12;132(1493):69-72. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

General Medicine Consultant, Department of General Medicine, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland.

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April 2019
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Is there a risk of transfusion-transmissible infections after percutaneous needle treatments in blood donors? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Vox Sang 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Centre for Evidence-Based Practice, Belgian Red Cross, Mechelen, Belgium.

Background And Objectives: The donor medical questionnaire identifies a blood donor's history of known blood safety risks. Current Australian, Canadian, European and USA legislation temporarily defers blood donors who received different percutaneous needle treatments (i.e. Read More

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April 2019
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Paracentral Acute Middle Maculopathy Treated with Acupuncture: A Case Report.

Chin J Integr Med 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100091, China.

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Therapeutic developments in equine pain management.

Vet J 2019 May 28;247:50-56. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.

Many drugs and non-drug modalities are used to manage pain in horses, but evidence regarding efficacy and safety remains limited. This manuscript will first briefly review tried and tested techniques, e.g. Read More

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Correction to: Efficacy of electro-acupuncture and manual acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2019 Apr 10;20(1):204. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Fengtai District, Beijing, China.

After publication of the original article [1], the authors have notified us that the Trial registration number NCT03274713 should be replaced by NCT03366363 in the Abstract section of the paper. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457001PMC
April 2019
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[My road to malaria control: an interview with Li Guoqiao].

Authors:
X H Zhang

Zhonghua Yi Shi Za Zhi 2019 Jan;49(1):38-48

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510000, China.

In order to prevent and treat drug-resistant falciparum malaria, China began the task named "534" in 1967.Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine participated in this task, Li Guoqiao was one of the leaders.He and his team were sent to Hainan and Yunnan to prevent and cure falciparum malaria. Read More

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January 2019
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Prioritization and comprehensive analysis of genes related to major depressive disorder.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2019 Apr 9:e659. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Acupuncture Department, First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, P.R. China.

Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious mental health problem in modern society, which is difficult to identify and diagnose in the early stages. Despite strong evidence supporting the heritability of MDD, progresses in large-scale and individual genetic studies remain preliminary.

Methods: In this study, a multi-data source-based prioritization (MDSP) method was proposed, and an appropriate threshold was determined for the optimization of depression-related genes (DEPgenes). Read More

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Acupuncture Inhibits the Increase in Alpha-Synuclein by Modulating SGK1 in an MPTP Induced Parkinsonism Mouse Model.

Am J Chin Med 2019 Apr 9:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

† Department of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, and WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, East-West Medical Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea.

Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, is caused by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). It is characterized by the formation of intracytoplasmic Lewy bodies that are primarily composed of the protein alpha-synuclein ( -syn) along with dystrophic neurites. Acupuncture stimulation results in an enhanced survival of dopaminergic neurons in the SN in parkinsonism animal models. Read More

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Dystonin/BPAG1 modulates diabetes and Alzheimer's disease cross-talk: a meta-analysis.

Neurol Sci 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, 40447, Taiwan.

Dementia is one of the diabetic complications under intensive study. Alteration of synaptic adhesion protein (SAP) associates with neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. However, the regulation of SAPs in the brain of diabetes mellitus remains elusive. Read More

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Treatment of Osteoarthritis With Low-level Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Therapy: A Case Report.

Integr Med (Encinitas) 2018 Apr;17(2):48-53

Are all affiliated with the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

Osteoarthritis is a challenging diagnosis to navigate and treat. Management options range from nonpharmacological agents to surgical repair. No specific combination of therapies has yet been identified for optimal management although a variety of therapeutic options have been studied. Read More

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Non-pharmacologic therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus 2019 Apr 8:961203319841435. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

3 Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Non-pharmacologic therapies have been deemed as potentially beneficial for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We conducted an updated review to determine the effects of these therapies to inform practice.

Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, Cochrane, PsychINFO, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Web of Science, and Google Scholar from inception until August 2018. Read More

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April 2019
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