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An invited commentary on "Feasibility and safety of bisegmentectomy 7-8 while preserving hepatic venous outflow of the right liver - A retrospective cohort study" - increasing resectability rate (Int J Surg 2020;79:273-9).

Int J Surg 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

General and Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgeon, Hospital Das Clínicas, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil.

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Meridian study on the response current affected by electrical pulse and acupuncture.

Nanoscale Res Lett 2020 Jul 10;15(1):146. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70 Lienhai Rd, Kaohsiung, 80424, Taiwan.

Acupuncture and its meridians are important components of traditional Chinese medicine, and numerous opinions have been previously expressed regarding these meridians. This study aims to explore the phenomenon of meridians from the perspective of electronic physics by studying these meridians for the response current affected by electrical pulse and acupuncture. In this study, acupuncture which applies an electrical pulse was used to research the physical properties of the meridians. Read More

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Double-blinding of an acupuncture randomized controlled trial optimized with clinical translational science award resources.

Clin Trials 2020 Jul 10:1740774520934910. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Clinical trial articles often lack detailed descriptions of the methods used to randomize participants, conceal allocation, and blind subjects and investigators to group assignment. We describe our systematic approach to implement and measure blinding success in a double-blind phase 2 randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of vulvodynia.

Methods: Randomization stratified by vulvodynia subtype is managed by Research Electronic Data Capture software's randomization module adapted to achieve complete masking of group allocation. Read More

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[Normativity of overview report of the systematic review of acupuncture and moxibustion at home and abroad based on PRIO-harms scale].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):793-8

School of Acupuncture-Moxibusiton and Tuina, Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu 610075, Sichuan Province, China.

Objective: To evaluate and compare the normativity of overview report of systematic review (Overviews) of acupuncture and moxibustion at home and abroad so as to further improve the report quality of Overviews of acupuncture and moxibustion in China and provide reliable evidences.

Methods: The articles relevant with Overviews of acupuncture and moxibustion at home and abroad were retrieved by computer from the databases of CNKI, VIP, Wanfang, China BioMedical Literature database (SinoMed), PubMed, Embase and Conchrane Library, dated from the time of establishment to February 12, 2019. The preferred reporting items for Overviews (PRIO-harms) was adopted to evaluate their normativity and make the comparison of the articles between China and foreign countries. Read More

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[Design and application of a moxibustion device with separated moxibustion smoke and heat].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):787-90

College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Anhui University of CM, Hefei 230012, China.

In the view of the defects of the commonly used moxibustion instruments and moxa heating instruments, such as the moxa ash cannot be removed automatically, the temperature of moxibustion and moxibustion smoke is difficult to be stabilized and adjusted, and the instruments are complex and expensive, a moxibustion device with separated moxibustion smoke and heat is designed. This device can automatically remove the moxa ash and keep it on the isolation net; the temperature of the moxibustion outlet is maintained at 43-48 ℃ (effective moxibustion temperature) for more than 40 minutes, and there is no visible moxa smoke; the temperature of the moxa smoke outlet is controlled between 28-75 ℃, and the effective discharge of moxa smoke can be realized without external power equipment. This device has the advantages of stable and controllable temperature of moxibustion outlet and moxa smoke outlet, automatic removal and collection of moxa ash, separation of moxa smoke without additional power, etc. Read More

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[Exploration of academic ideas on pricking blood therapy of ].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):783-6

Experimental Acupuncture Research Center, Tianjin University of TCM.

Through in-depth excavation and analysis of the pricking blood therapy mentioned in , it is found that -'s pricking blood theory is mainly derived from . Innovative development has been carried out on the basis of "brave innovation and careful verification", and at the same time, it has been practiced and summarized clinically to form its own unique pricking blood therapy. This article systematically summarizes formation of the theory, clinical application, characteristics, and influence on later generations of pricking blood therapy in , with a view to inspiring scholars to have a more comprehensive understanding on the pricking blood therapy in , and providing new ideas and reference for clinical application. Read More

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[Review and thinking of fifth national clinical skill competition of acupuncture-moxibustion and ].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):777-80

Acupuncture and Orthopedics College of Hubei University of CM/Hubei Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center of Preventive Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Wuhan 430061, China.

Through the review and summary of the 5th national clinical skill competition of acupuncture-moxibustion and , it is recognized that the strict security of training, the concentrated training items, active competition of training and the diversity of training patterns are the keys of achievement. Besides, the suggestions are proposed in terms of manipulations and the recitation content of classic in competition. It hopes that the competition greatly play its role in promoting learning, teaching and education construction. Read More

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[Discussion on contents and methods of quality control for acupuncture registry study].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):773-5

China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700.

To explore the basic principles and methods of quality control of clinical registry research in the field of acupuncture. This study drawed on the data quality control methods of clinical trials in the United States and combined clinical practice experience, based on the "International Patient Registry Platform of Acupuncture and Moxibustion", and the registry study of acupuncture treatment for early-onset ovarian insufficiency as a model. The principles of accuracy, authenticity, consistency and completeness were followed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20191029-k0003DOI Listing

[Effect of electroacupuncture on expressions of Lyn and Syk in mast cells of subcutaneous loose connective tissue in rats with urticarial].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):765-70

Graduate School, Liaoning University of TCM, Shenyang 110032, China.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) preconditioning on the expressions of tyrosine kinase Lyn and spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) in mast cells of subcutaneous loose connective tissue in the rats with urticaria and explore the potential biological mechanism of EA in the intervention of urticaria.

Methods: A total of 32 SD rats were randomized into a blank group, a model group, an EA group and a positive medication group, 8 rats in each one. Except of the blank group, the passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) was adopted to prepare the model of urticaria in the rats of the rest three groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20191023-k0005DOI Listing

[Effect of acupuncture on NLRP3 inflammatory corpuscle in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):757-63

Zhejiang Academy of TCM, Hangzhou 310012, China; Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou 310012.

Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture at "Baihui" (GV 20) through "Qubin" (GB 7) on NLRP3 inflammatory corpuscle in rats with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and to explore the action mechanism of acupuncture on promoting the recovery of neural function in rats with ICH.

Methods: Forty SPF six-week-old male SD rats were randomly divided into a sham operation group, a model group, a non-acupoint group and an acupuncture group, 10 rats in each group. The rats in the model group, non-acupoint group and acupuncture group were intervened with autologous blood injection to prepare ICH model, while the rats in the sham operation group were only intervened with operation but not injection with autologous blood. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190513-k0003DOI Listing

[Impacts of electroacupuncture on neurological function and protein expressions of apoptosis-related Cyt-C and Caspase-9 in rats with traumatic brain injury].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):749-55

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Shaanxi University of CM, Xianyang 712046, China.

Objective: To observe the impacts of electroacupuncture (EA) on neurological function, the pathological morphology in brain tissue, apoptosis level and the protein expressions of apoptosis-related cytochrome C (Cyt-C) and cysteine aspartic acid protease-9 (Caspase-9) in the rats with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explore the potential mechanism of EA in treatment of TBI.

Methods: A total of 70 clean-grade SD mice were randomized into a blank group (8 rats), a sham-operation group (8 rats), a model group (27 rats) and an EA group (27 rats). In terms of interventions of 3, 7 and 14 days, 3 subgroups were divided in the model group and the EA group successively, 9 rats in each subgroup. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190521-0001DOI Listing

[Analysis of theoretical basis and clinical application of dog-days moxibustion].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):745-8

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Hunan University of CM, Changsha 410208, China.

The present situation of the clinical application of dog-days moxibustion (moxibustion applied in the three periods of the hot season) is summarized so as to provide the guide for the theoretic study and clinical application of dog-days moxibustion. The intervention time of dog-days moxibustion is on the 1st day of each of the three periods of the hot season. Simultaneously, the geographic factors are considered. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20200103-0003DOI Listing

[Effect of acupuncture combined with suspension exercise therapy on chronic low back pain].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):739-43

Department of Pain, Wuhan Puren Hospital, Wuhan 430081, Hubei Province.

Objective: To observe the effect of acupuncture combined with suspension exercise therapy on the clinical symptoms, lumbar proprioception and trunk isokinetic muscle strength in patients with chronic low back pain.

Methods: A total of 100 patients with chronic low back pain were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 50 cases in each group. The patients in the control group were treated with suspension exercise therapy, and the training exercise was selected according to the patient's exercise ability, the suspension exercise therapy was given once a day, three times a week, for totally 4 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190624-k0004DOI Listing

[Effect of needle-knife as adjunctive therapy on dry eye syndrome].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):731-5

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China-Japan Friendship Hospital.

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of needle-knife at cervical spine area as adjunctive therapy on dry eye syndrome.

Methods: A total of 84 patients with dry eye syndrome were randomized into 3 groups, named group A, group B and group C, 28 cases in each one (1 case dropped off in the group A, 2 cases dropped off in both group B and C). In the group A, needle-knife was applied at the margo inferior of external occipital protuberance, the range of 4 cm bilateral to external occipital protuberance, the spinous process of C, the range of 3 cm bilateral to 2 cm above C spinous process, the range of 2 cm bilateral to C, C, C spinous process for once a week; acupuncture was applied at Jingming (BL 1), Cuanzhu (BL 2), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Taixi (KI 3), Yanglao (SI 6), Ganshu (BL 18), Shenshu (BL 23), etc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190706-0001DOI Listing

[Effect of electro-nape-acupuncture on hearing in patients with refractory flat descending idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):726-30

Department of Otolaryngology, First Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of CM, Harbin 150036; College of Clinical Medicine, Heilongjiang University of CM, Harbin 150036.

Objective: To compare the therapeutic effect of electro-nape-acupuncture (ENA) combined with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and single HBOT on refractory flat descending idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL).

Methods: A total of 78 patients were randomized into an ENA combined with HBOT (ENA+HBOT) group and a HBOT group, 39 cases in each one. Patients in both groups were treated with oral extract of ginkgo biloba leaves and mecobalamin tablets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190614-k0002DOI Listing

[Clinical observation of herb-separated moxibustion combining western medication on allergic rhinitis of kidney- deficiency type and correlation with infrared thermal imagining].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):721-5

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of CM, Beijing 100700.

Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of herb-separated moxibustion combined with budesonide nasal spray (rhinocort) on moderate to severe persistent allergic rhinitis (AR) of kidney- deficiency type, and to explore the correlation between nasal temperature and condition of allergic rhinitis.

Methods: A total of 70 patients with moderate to severe persistent AR were randomized into an observation group (35 cases) and a control group (35 cases, 3 cases dropped off). Both groups were treated with rhinocort, one spray on each side of the nostril (approximately 64 μg each spray), once in the morning and once in the evening, for 4 weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190613-0001DOI Listing

[Effect of long-snake moxibustion on nonspecific low back pain with symptom of cold and dampness].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):713-6

Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nanchang Hongdu Hospital of TCM, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China.

Objective: To compare the clinical therapeutic effect of long-snake moxibustion and ginger-partitioned moxibustion at point on nonspecific low back pain (NLBP) with symptom of cold and dampness.

Methods: A total of 120 patients were randomized into a long-snake moxibustion group, an ashi point group and a waiting for treatment group, 40 cases in each one. Ginger-partitioned moxibustion was applied from Dazhui (GV 14) to Yaoshu (GV 2) of governor vessel in the long-snake moxibustion group, and was applied at point of affected area in the ashi point group, 40 min each time, once every other day and totally 8 times were required. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190615-k0004DOI Listing

[Effect of acupuncture and estazolam on episodic memory and sleep structure in patients with chronic insomnia disorder: a randomized controlled trial].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):707-12

Department of Psychosomatics, Seventh Hangzhou People's Hospital, Hangzhou 310013, Zhejiang Province.

Objective: To compare the effect on chronic insomnia disorder (CID) and influences on episodic memory and sleep structure between acupuncture and estazolam tablets.

Methods: A total of 140 CID patients were randomized into a meridian-point group (46 cases, 1 case dropped off), a non-meridian-and-non-acupoint group (47 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a medication group (47 cases, 2 cases dropped off). In the meridian-point group, Baihui (GV 20), Shenmen (HT 7), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zhaohai (KI 6) and Shenmai (BL 62) were selected and the routine acupuncture was applied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20191208-k0006DOI Listing

[- balance penetrating acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training on upper limb spasticity in stroke hemiplegia].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):697-701

Rehabilitation Center, De'an Hospital of Changzhou City, Changzhou 213000, Jiangsu Province, China.

Objective: To compare the therapeutic effect of - balance penetrating acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training and single rehabilitation training on upper limb spasticity in patients with stroke hemiplegia.

Methods: A total of 60 patients with upper limb spasticity of stroke hemiplegia were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. On the basis of conventional western medication, rehabilitation training was adopted in the control group. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20190531-k0005DOI Listing

[Exploration of fire needling therapy on coronavirus disease 2019].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):693-6

First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of CM, Guangzhou 510405, Guangdong Province.

Combined with previous clinical experience in anti-epidemic and acupuncture, the prevention program of fire needling therapy for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was drawn out. Fire needling therapy has the effects of clearing heat, removing dampness, replenishing for the deficiency, removing stasis and detoxifying, which is mainly aimed at preventing populations, light and common types cases, and cases in the recovery period. Acupoints of governor vessel, lung meridian, bladder meridian and stomach meridian are mainly used in this program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20200223-k0007DOI Listing

[Thinking on development of acupuncture-moxibustion theory based on theoretical horizon].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2020 Jul;40(7):685-9

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

At present, the science of acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine faces to the "difficult circumstances at home and abroad", which needs to be deeply reflected in view of theoretic study. By analyzing the reasons of the difficulties in acupuncture-moxibustion theory and collecting the problems arising from the recognition, understanding and application of acupuncture-moxibustion, the four aspects of the countermeasures are proposed, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13703/j.0255-2930.20200316-k0004DOI Listing

Electro-acupuncture regulates glucose metabolism in chronic stress model rats.

Sci Rep 2020 Jul 9;10(1):11281. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

Luoyang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Luoyang, 471000, People's Republic of China.

Studies have shown that acupuncture is very effective in treating chronic stress depression. However, little is known about the therapeutic mechanism of electro-acupuncture. Metabolomics, on the other hand, is a technology that determines the metabolic changes of organisms caused by various interventions as a whole and is related to the overall effect of electro-acupuncture (EA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-68132-wDOI Listing

Development of Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine Clinical Service Recommendations for Cancer Palliative Care Using Delphi Approach Based on the Evidence to Decision Framework.

Integr Cancer Ther 2020 Jan-Dec;19:1534735420940418

School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Existing evidence supports the use of certain Chinese medicine (CM) interventions for symptom management among palliative cancer patients. However, evidence-based service recommendations tailored to the local context are needed for CM planning and implementation. In response, we aimed to establish consensus on CM clinical service recommendations for cancer palliative care among Hong Kong experts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534735420940418DOI Listing

Electroacupuncture for post-stroke overactive bladder: a multi-centre pilot randomized controlled trial.

Acupunct Med 2020 Jul 9:964528420925488. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background: Although acupuncture has been shown to be effective at treating overactive bladder (OAB) following stroke, to our knowledge, no randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining the effects of acupuncture on patients with post-stroke OAB has been conducted. The aim of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of post-stroke OAB.

Methods: This study was a multi-site randomized, assessor-blind, controlled pilot trial of patients with post-stroke OAB. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964528420925488DOI Listing

The neuro-immune microenvironment of acupoints-initiation of acupuncture effectiveness.

J Leukoc Biol 2020 Jul;108(1):189-198

Acu-moxibustion and Tuina Department, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tuanbo, Jinghai, Tianjin, China.

Acupuncture is a centuried and unfading treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, which has been proved to exert curative effects on various disorders. Numerous works have been put in to uncover the effective mechanisms of acupuncture. And the interdependent interaction between acupuncture and acupoint microenvironment is a crucial topic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/JLB.3AB0420-361RRDOI Listing

[Application of laser speckle contrast imaging technology to researches on acupuncture and microcirculation].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):513-6

Rehabilitation Center, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, China.

The therapeutic effect of acupuncture is often closely related to the improvement of microcirculation. Acupuncture stimulation can adjust pathophysiological changes of microcirculation in the human body through multiple ways, multiple links and multiple levels, healing disorders at last. Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), an emerging technology, can be used to study the effect of acupuncture on microcirculation. Read More

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[Advances in the experimental mechanism of acupuncture in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease based on Wnt/β-catenin pathway].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):508-2

Hospital Affiliated to Institute of Neurology, Anhui University of Chinese Medcine, Hefei 230061; Institute of Neurology, Anhui University of Chinese Medicine, Hefei 230061.

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease closely related to age, which is characterized by cognitive and memory impairment. Extensive studies have confirmed that Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway is involved in the occurrence and development of Alzheimer's disease. With the characteristics of holistic concept and syndrome differentiation, acupuncture is widely used in clinic. Read More

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[Effect of scalp acupuncture stimulation on cerebral cortex function and related mechanism].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):504-7

Department of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Rehabilitation, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210029, China.

A literature review was performed to investigate the possible mechanism of scalp acupuncture in stimulating the skin, fascia, muscle, and periosteum and thus affecting cerebral cortex function. The results of literature research show that the effect of scalp acupuncture on cerebral cortex function may be achieved by the stimulation of specific anatomical structures. Stimulation of the skin, fascia, muscle and periosteum can activate the functional areas of the cerebral cortex through the midbrain, thalamus, and brainstem. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.190627DOI Listing

[Overview of systematic review on acupoint application for bronchial asthma].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):495-503

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.

Objective: To overview the systematic review/meta-analysis on acupoint application for bronchial asthma.

Methods: A computerized retrieval was performed from 6 databases, named CNKI, CBM, VIP, WF, PubMed and Cochrane Library. The time of retrieval was from the establishment of the database to April 1, 2019. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.191033DOI Listing

[Clinical application characteristics of different acupuncture-moxibustion therapies for knee osteoarthritis in the past decade: an analysis based on data mining techniques].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):490-4

Institute of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Massage of Hebei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang 050200, China.

Objective: To investigate the application characteristics of different acupuncture-moxibusition (acu-moxi) therapies for knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and to provide a reference for clinical application.

Methods: Computer and data mining techniques were used to establish a database of acu-moxi therapies for KOA, and the articles on acu-moxi in the treatment of KOA in the past decade were collected, screened, entered, reviewed, and analyzed. Acu-moxi therapies for KOA were summarized in terms of treatment method, clinical effect, association between treatment method and acupoint selection, needle specifications, and depth of acupuncture. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.190360DOI Listing

[Effect of electrical stimulation with bilateral scalp acupuncture on time parameters in video fluoroscopic swallowing study and cortical excitability in patients with dysphagia after cortical stroke].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):473-9

Department of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation, Xiamen Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Xiamen 361009, Fujian Province, China.

Objective: To investigate the effect of electrical stimulation with bilateral scalp acupuncture on time parameters in video fluoroscopic swallowing study and cortical excitability in patients with dysphagia after cortical stroke, as well as its possible mechanism of action.

Methods: A total of 84 patients with dysphagia after cortical stroke were randomly divided into control group with 41 patients and observation group with 43 patients. The patients in the control group were given acupuncture based on acupoint selection for pseudobulbar palsy, and in addition to the treatment in the control group, the patients in the observation group were given electrical stimulation of bilateral scalp acupuncture, with acupuncture and pulse acupuncture at the lower 2/5 of the bilateral anterior oblique parietotemporal lines[on the line connecting Qianshencong (EX-HN1) to Xuanli (GB6)] and the lower 2/5 of the bilateral posterior oblique parietotemporal lines [on the line connecting Baihui (GV20)and Qubin (GB7)], with a needle retaining time of 30 minutes, once a day and 6 times a week for 3 weeks. Read More

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[Effect of moxibustion on IL-6/STAT3 signaling in frontal cortex of fatigue rats].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):468-72

Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot 010110.

Objective: To observe the effect of moxibustion on interleukin-6(IL-6)/signal transduction and transcriptional activator 3(STAT3) signaling pathway in the frontal cortex of fatigue rats, so as to reveal its mechanisms underlying alleviation of fatigue.

Methods: Twenty-one male SD rats were randomly divided into normal control, model, and moxibustion groups (=7 rats in each group). The fatigue model was established by forcing the rats to have an exhausted swim under load condition, once daily for 21 days. Read More

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[Preventing role of warmth-promotion needling in reducing intracellular Ca overload of in vitro hippocampal neuronal cells of vascular dementia rats].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2020 Jun;45(6):454-60

Research Center of Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000.

Objective: To investigate the underlying mechanisms of warming-promotion needling (WPN) for vascular dementia (VD) by observing its effect on the expression of L-type calcium channel current (Ica.L), changes of intracellular [Ca]i in neurons and pathomorphological changes of brain in VD rats.

Methods: One hundred and eight male SD rats were randomized into normal control, model, medication, WPN, uniform reinforcing-reducing needling (URRN), and needle-twirling groups (=18 in each group). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13702/j.1000-0607.190191DOI Listing

Treatment of ankle sprain or instability in Korean medicine clinics: A protocol for a prospective multicenter observational study.

Integr Med Res 2020 Dec 19;9(4):100423. Epub 2020 May 19.

Department of Anatomy and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam, Republic of Korea.

Background: Korean medicine (KM), including acupuncture, has been used to treat many patients with ankle sprains in Korea. The purpose of this prospective observational study is to determine how ankle sprains are treated using KM practice and to assess the outcomes of these treatments.

Methods: We will perform a prospective observational study to include around 200 participants from KM clinics with a chief complaint of ankle sprain or ankle instability. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7334374PMC
December 2020

Trends in Insurance Coverage for Complementary Health Care Services.

J Altern Complement Med 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA.

Complementary health care professionals deliver a substantial component of clinical services in the United States, but insurance coverage for many such services may be inadequate. The objective of this project was to follow up on an earlier single-year study with an evaluation of trends in reimbursement for complementary health care services over a 7-year period. The authors employed a retrospective serial cross-sectional design to analyze health insurance claims for services provided by licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, and naturopaths in New Hampshire (NH) from 2011 to 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0078DOI Listing
July 2020
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Transient receptor potential V1 (TRPV1) modulates the therapeutic effects for comorbidity of pain and depression: The common molecular implication for electroacupuncture and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Brain Behav Immun 2020 Jul 5. Epub 2020 Jul 5.

College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Mind-Body Interface Laboratory (MBI-Lab), China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; An-Nan Hospital, China Medical University, Tainan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Chronic pain and depression are conditions that are highly comorbid and present with overlapping clinical presentations and common pathological biological pathways in neuroinflammation, both of which can be reversed by the use of electroacupuncture (EA) and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Transient receptor potential V1 (TRPV1), a Ca permeable ion channel that can be activated by inflammation, is reported to be involved in the development of chronic pain and depression. Here, we investigated the role of TRPV1 and its related pathways in the murine models of cold stress-induced nociception and depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2020.06.033DOI Listing

Role of Complementary Medicine (Music, Acupuncture, Acupressure, TENS and Audio-visual distraction) in Shockwave Lithotripsy (SWL): A Systematic Review from EAU sections of urolithiasis (EULIS) and uro-technology (ESUT).

Urology 2020 Jul 5. Epub 2020 Jul 5.

Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK. Electronic address:

We performed a systematic review to look at the role of alternative or complementary medicine such as music, acupressure, acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and audiovisual distractions to decrease analgesia requirement and alleviate anxiety during SWL. Twenty-three papers(2439 participants) were included: Music (n=10,56.6%), Acupuncture (n=5,17. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.06.035DOI Listing

Evaluation of the recovery outcome of poststroke cognitive impairment after cluster needling of scalp acupuncture therapy based on functional near-infrared spectroscopy.

Brain Behav 2020 Jul 8:e01731. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China.

Background: Cognitive impairment often arises in patients suffered from stroke. Acupuncture is a recommended treatment option for stroke by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been shown to improve the cognitive function of patients with poststroke cognitive impairment (PSCI).

Methods: In the present study, we assessed the efficacy of scalp acupuncture with cluster needling on PSCI patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1731DOI Listing

Letrozole Rat Model Mimics Human Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Changes in Insulin Signal Pathways.

Med Sci Monit 2020 Jul 8;26:e923073. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

College of Acupuncture, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, Fujian, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore whether letrozole and high-fat diets (HFD) can induce obese insulin-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with all reproductive and metabolic phenotypes in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four 3-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 4 groups: control, Letrozole, HFD, and Letrozol+HFD. The PCOS model was induced by 12 weeks of Letrozole treatment (1 mg/kg p. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.923073DOI Listing

Electroacupuncture for balanced mixed urinary incontinence: secondary analysis of a randomized non-inferiority controlled trial.

Int Urogynecol J 2020 Jul 7. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Department of Acupuncture, Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100053, China.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The aim was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) in women with balanced mixed urinary incontinence (MUI) compared with PFMT plus solifenacin.

Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized non-inferiority clinical trial. Seventy-nine patients with balanced MUI were randomly assigned to receive either 12-week EA with 24-week follow-up or 36-week PFMT and solifenacin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-020-04305-5DOI Listing

Acupuncture combined with speech rehabilitation training for post-stroke dysarthria: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Integr Med Res 2020 Dec 22;9(4):100431. Epub 2020 May 22.

Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

Background: The evidence of Acupuncture combined with speech rehabilitation training for post-stroke dysarthria is insufficient and there is no consensus on its efficacy.

Methods: We searched seven Chinese and English medicine databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from their inception to November 2019. The primary outcome measure was the clinical response rate, assessed with the Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment (FDA) tool. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.100431DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7330159PMC
December 2020

Corrigendum to "Acupuncture using pattern-identification for the treatment of insomnia disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials" [Integr Med Res 8 (2019) 216-226].

Integr Med Res 2020 Jun 1;9(2):100420. Epub 2020 May 1.

Department of Neuropsychiatry of Korean Medicine, Collerge of Korean Medicine in Dong-Eui University, Busan, Republic of Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7327767PMC

Electroacupuncture intervention of visceral hypersensitivity is involved in PAR-2-activation and CGRP-release in the spinal cord.

Sci Rep 2020 Jul 7;10(1):11188. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, 1 Shizishan Street, Hongshan District, Wuhan, 430070, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China.

Electroacupuncture (EA) relieves visceral hypersensitivity (VH) with underlying inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the mechanism by which EA treats ileitis-induced VH is not clearly known. To assess the effects of EA on ileitis-induced VH and confirm whether EA attenuates VH through spinal PAR-2 activation and CGRP release, goats received an injection of 2,4,6-trinitro-benzenesulfonic-acid (TNBS) solution into the ileal wall. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67702-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7341736PMC

Feasibility of auricular acupressure as an adjunct treatment for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS).

Subst Abus 2020 Jul 7:1-10. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, USA.

The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to threaten public health. As a result of this crisis, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) has risen exponentially and requires a multitude of non-pharmacologic treatments to ensure healthy neonatal outcomes. This feasibility study implemented an acupressure protocol as informed by the Near-Term Infant (NTI) conceptual framework for the treatment of NOWS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2020.1784360DOI Listing

Electroacupuncture improves myocardial ischemia injury via activation of adenosine receptors.

Purinergic Signal 2020 Jul 6. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

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

Electroacupuncture (EA) can improve myocardial ischemia (MI) injury; nevertheless, the mechanism is not entirely clear. And there were disagreements about whether the effect of EA at acupoint in disease-affected meridian is better than EA at acupoint in non-affected meridian and sham acupoint. Here, we showed that the effect of EA at Neiguan (PC6) is better than EA at Hegu (LI4) and sham acupoint in affecting RPP and ECG, increasing ATP and ADO production, decreasing AMP production, and upregulating the mRNA expression levels of A1AR, A2aAR, and A2bAR; knockdown of A1AR or A2bAR reversed the effect of EA at PC6 in alleviating MI injury; knockdown of A2aAR had no influence on the cardiac protection of EA at PC6; thus, the cardioprotective effect of EA at PC6 needs A1AR and A2bAR, instead of A2aAR; considering that the cardio protection of adenosine receptor needs activation of other adenosine receptors, one of the reasons may be that after silence of A1AR or A2bAR, EA at PC6 could not impact the expression levels of the other two adenosine receptors, and after silence of A2aAR, EA at PC6 could impact the expression levels of A1AR and A2bAR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11302-020-09704-3DOI Listing

Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture stimulation (TEAS) for gastrointestinal dysfunction in adults undergoing abdominal surgery: study protocol for a prospective randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2020 Jul 6;21(1):617. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yongan Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100050, China.

Background: Postoperative gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction (PGD) is a common problem after abdominal surgery. PGD can increase the length of hospital stay and may lead to serious complications. Acupuncture and moxibustion are alternative therapies for PGD that have been used in some settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-020-04470-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7336398PMC

Bilateral pneumothorax and pulmonary embolism after acupuncture: a case report.

Acupunct Med 2020 Jul 6:964528420929343. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Respiratory, Qilu Hospital, Cheeloo College Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

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Navigating the path: a qualitative exploration of New Zealand general practitioners' views on integration of care with acupuncturists.

Acupunct Med 2020 Jul 6:964528420929341. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

Background: Increasingly, many patients believe that a combined approach of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including acupuncture, and conventional medicine is better than either on its own, and more patients now have the desire to discuss CAM with well-informed general practitioners (GPs). However, to our knowledge, the interaction and collaboration between GPs and acupuncturists specifically in relation to shared care have not been investigated. This research explored interprofessional communication between GPs and acupuncturists in New Zealand. Read More

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Intensive Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT) Is Effective for Patients with Acute Whiplash Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Clin Med 2020 Jul 2;9(7). Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute, Jaseng Medical Foundations, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 100011, Korea.

In this single-center, parallel, randomized controlled trial, we aim to examine the effects and safety of motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT; a combination of acupuncture and Doin therapy) on pain reduction and functional improvement in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). Ninety-seven patients with cervical pain admitted to the Bucheon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine, South Korea, due to acute whiplash injury were treated with integrative Korean medicine (IKM) with (MSAT group, 48 patients) or without (control group, 49 patients) an additional 3-day MSAT during hospitalization (5-14 days) and followed-up for 90 days. The mean numeric rating scale (NRS) scores of the MSAT and control groups at baseline were 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm9072079DOI Listing