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Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31060367/immediate-effects-of-variable-durations-of-pressure-release-technique-on-latent-myofascial-trigger-points-of-the-levator-scapulae-a-double-blinded-randomised-clinical-trial
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Daniel Pecos-Martin, Manuel José Ponce-Castro, José Jesús Jiménez-Rejano, Susana Nunez-Nagy, César Calvo-Lobo, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo
OBJECTIVE: Latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) of the levator scapulae have a high prevalence and may influenceconditions of the neck and shoulder. The pressure release technique is one of the most recommended manual therapy techniques. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of varying durations of the pressure release technique application on latent MTrPs of the levator scapulae. METHODS: In a three-arm (1:1:1 ratio), double-blinded, parallel, randomised clinical trial, 60 healthy university students (23 men, 37 women) with a mean±SD age of 20...
May 7, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31032621/a-review-of-physical-modalities-and-the-potential-to-expand-the-treatment-of-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Phyllis Berger
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and hemiplegia often involve alterations in cortical function are often widespread and may not be confined to the peri-infarct regions. Rehabilitation of these injuries may therefore require extensive and innovative physical modalities and exercise activities that enhance. Disuse in limbs can occur in any brain injury derived from different etiologies and advances in rehabilitation indicate that neuromuscular stimulation of both the nerve supply and muscle groups involved impacts plasticity and prepares the limbs for stronger muscle responses during functional activities...
April 29, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31032620/acupuncture-treatment-and-the-risk-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-stroke-patients-a-nationwide-matched-cohort-study
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Jen-Lin Yang, Ta-Liang Chen, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chaur-Jong Hu, Chien-Chang Liao, Hsin-Long Lane, Chun-Chuan Shih
BACKGROUND: The association between acupuncture treatment and post-stroke urinary tract infection (UTI) remains incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term risks of UTI among stroke patients treated with or without acupuncture treatment. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was based on data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan that included hospitalized stroke patients. We identified 19,286 patients aged 30 years and older who were hospitalized for newly diagnosed stroke between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2004...
April 29, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31017456/effects-of-dry-needling-in-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-on-cervical-motor-control-in-patients-with-neck-pain-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Aida Martín-Rodríguez, Esther Sáez-Olmo, Daniel Pecos-Martín, César Calvo-Lobo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the changes produced by trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) of sternocleidomastoid in patients with neck pain, and to observe how it might modify cervical motor control (CMC). DESIGN: Single-centre, randomised, double-blinded clinical trial. SETTING: Participants were recruited through advertising. The duration of the study was 6 months. SUBJECTS: Thirty-four subjects with non-specific neck pain, aged over 18 years with an active myofascial trigger point in sternocleidomastoid, participated in the study...
April 24, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30977668/electroacupuncture-for-pain-relief-in-labour-inhibits-spinal-p38-mapk-mediated-prostaglandin-e2-release-and-uterine-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-expression-in-rats
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Gui-Xiu Jiang, Qiu-Yan Jiang, Hai-Xia Mo, Li Li, Meng-Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) activation involves the release of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and hyperalgesia. We have previously reported that electroacupuncture (EA) relieves labour pain, but the potential mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of EA on labour pain intensity, serum PGE2 levels and the p38 MAPK signalling pathway in rats during labour. METHODS: Female rats copulated with male rats to induce pregnancy, and then received castor oil to trigger labour...
April 12, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30977667/alleviation-of-trigeminal-neuropathic-pain-by-electroacupuncture-the-role-of-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-protein-expression-in-the-gasserian-ganglion
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Liuyue Yang, Weihua Ding, Zerong You, Jinsheng Yang, Shiqian Shen, Jason T Doheny, Lucy Chen, Ruhui Li, Jianren Mao
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on trigeminal neuropathic pain in rats and explore the potential mechanism underlying the putative therapeutic effect of EA. METHODS: Trigeminal neuropathic pain behavior was induced in rats by unilateral chronic constriction injury of the distal infraorbital nerve (dIoN-CCI). EA was administered at ST2 ( Sibai) and Jiachengjiang. A total of 60 Sprague Dawley rats were divided into the following four groups ( n = 15 per group) to examine the behavioral outcomes after surgery and/or EA treatment: sham (no ligation); dIoN-CCI (received isoflurane only, without EA treatment); dIoN-CCI+EA-7d (received EA treatment for 7 days); and dIoN-CCI+EA-14d (received EA treatment for 14 days)...
April 12, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30942613/effects-and-mechanism-of-action-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupuncture-point-stimulation-in-patients-with-abnormal-semen-parameters
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Yan Yu, Shu-Bin Sha, Bin Zhang, Qun Guan, Ming Liang, Lu-Gang Zhao, Qi-Yao Zhang, Ji Wen, Wei Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) on sperm parameters and the underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 121 patients diagnosed with oligozoospermia, asthenozoospermia or oligoasthenozoospermia were randomised into four groups (three treatment groups, one control): the TEAS groups were treated with 2 Hz (n=31), 100 Hz (n=31), or mock stimulation (n=29) at acupuncture points BL23, ST36, CV1 and CV4 for 2 months...
April 3, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30915853/corrigendum
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March 27, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30900484/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-a-systematic-review
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Jane Nash, Mike Armour, Stefania Penkala
OBJECTIVE: To examine evidence for acupuncture interventions in the management of diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy (DPN) symptoms. METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched up to June 2017 for studies that included participants with symptoms of DPN, used an acupuncture intervention, and reported before-and-after DPN-related outcome measures. Two reviewers independently performed the data extraction. The level of homogeneity was assessed, and studies were appraised using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool, the STRICTA guidelines for acupuncture reporting and the NICMAN scale for acupuncture quality...
March 22, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30900480/developing-and-employing-a-responsive-manualization-in-the-acupuncture-approaches-to-decrease-disparities-in-outcomes-of-pain-treatment-comparative-effectiveness-study
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Arya Nielsen, Belinda Anderson, Claudia Citkovitz, Patricia Botet, Susana Correia, Valentina Duque, Selina Greene, Donna Mah, Dana Moore, Amy Pagliarini, M Diane McKee, Benjamin Kligler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to describe the process used to develop an acupuncture therapy manual for a large effectiveness trial comparing individual care against group care for chronic pain in an underserved population. The design needed to not only ensure research consistency and replicability but also be 'responsive' to real world heterogeneous and evolving presentations in challenging physical settings. BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is prevalent in the United States...
March 22, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30900466/acupuncture-induced-differentiation-of-stem-cells-into-neuron-like-cells-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
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Mingyuan Wu, Sonja Moldenhauer, Matthias Dütsch, Thomas Scheffel, Rainer Hellweg, Andreas Holloschi, Frank Rainer Abel, Wei Han, Anja Moldenhauer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30896248/supporting-informed-choice-in-acupuncture-effects-of-a-new-person-evidence-and-theory-based-website-for-patients-with-back-pain
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Felicity L Bishop, Maddy Greville-Harris, Jennifer Bostock, Amy Din, Cynthia A Graham, George Lewith, Christina Liossi, Tim O'Riordan, Peter White, Lucy Yardley
OBJECTIVES: To test whether a newly developed person-, theory- and evidence-based website about acupuncture helps patients make informed decisions about whether or not to use acupuncture for back pain. METHODS: A randomised online study compared a newly developed 'enhanced website' to a 'standard website'. The enhanced website provided evidence-based information in a person-based manner and targeted psychological constructs. The standard website was based on a widely used patient information leaflet...
March 21, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30896247/acupuncture-for-symptoms-management-in-korean-breast-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang
BACKGROUND: There is an unmet need for effective treatment of the various treatment-related symptoms experienced by breast cancer survivors. These symptoms could be alleviated by acupuncture. Although several lines of evidence in Western countries suggest that acupuncture has a beneficial effect on symptoms in breast cancer survivors, few relevant studies have been conducted in Korean patients. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of acupuncture for a variety of treatment-related symptoms in Korean breast cancer survivors...
March 21, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30864824/transcutaneous-electrical-acupuncture-point-stimulation-improves-pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-recurrent-implantation-failure-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilisation-and-embryo-transfer-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Zhenhong Shuai, Xuemei Li, Xuelian Tang, Fang Lian, Zhengao Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture stimulation (TEAS) on pregnancy outcomes in patients with recurrent implantation failure (RIF) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). METHODS: A total of 122 women with RIF undergoing fresh embryo transfer cycle IVF were randomly allocated to a TEAS or mock TEAS (MTEAS) group. Gonadotrophin therapy using a long protocol was provided in both groups. TEAS consisted of 30 min of stimulation (9-25 mA, 2 Hz) at SP6, CV3, CV4 and Zigong from day 5 of the ovarian stimulation cycle once every other day until the day of embryo transfer...
March 13, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30860393/immediate-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-neuromodulation-versus-physical-exercise-on-performance-of-the-flexor-hallucis-longus-muscle-in-professional-dancers-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Blanca de la Cruz-Torres, Irene Barrera-García-Martín, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided percutaneous neuromodulation (US-guided PNM) is a minimally invasive intervention. This technique consists of the application of percutaneous electrical stimulation (PES) through an acupuncture needle-like electrode that is placed in close proximity to the nerve or motor point of the target muscle under ultrasound guidance. OBJECTIVE: To examine the immediate effects of a stretching exercise, an eccentric exercise and US-guided PNM on the performance of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) muscle in young dancers...
March 12, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30852906/acupuncture-protects-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-by-regulating-mir-222-in-a-rat-model-of-post-operative-ileus
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Jing-Jing Deng, Ming-Yin Lai, Xinghua Tan, Qing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Recovery of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) during post-operative ileus (POI) is important for the restoration of gastrointestinal (GI) motility. Acupuncture can protect ICCs, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether miR-222, c-kit and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) are involved in the putative effects of acupuncture on ICC recovery. METHODS: A POI model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by colo-colic anastomosis, and then acupuncture was performed at bilateral ST36, SP6 and LR3 once daily for 3 consecutive days...
March 11, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30852905/changes-in-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-after-acupuncture-at-ki3-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-a-positron-emission-tomography-study
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Jing Li, Chong Peng, Dongjian Lai, Kejie He, Yumei Wang, Gaochuan Zhang, Yuwen Wu, Binbin Nie, Baoci Shan, Chunzhi Tang, Xinsheng Lai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of acupuncture stimulation at KI3 on brain glucose metabolism in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). METHODS: Brain glucose metabolism in SHRs after acupuncture stimulation at KI3 was detected using 18F-2-fluorodeoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET). SHRs were randomly divided into three groups: no treatment (SHR group); acupuncture at KI3 (KI3 group); and sham acupuncture (Sham group)...
March 11, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30845813/effects-of-acupuncture-on-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Xinyan Zhang, Xiuli Wang, Bingyan Zhang, Sa Yang, Dongling Liu
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is a common complication after breast cancer treatment. We investigated whether acupuncture could be used to manage limb oedema in women after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, and four Chinese databases were electronically searched for papers published through November 2017. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture for BCRL were included. RESULTS: In total, six RCTs with 318 patients were identified...
March 8, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30845810/the-effect-of-dry-needling-on-upper-and-lower-limb-spasticity-in-a-patient-with-a-brain-tumor
#19
Zahra Tavakol, Ardalan Shariat, Shima Ghannadi, Pardis Noormohammadpour, Roshanak Honarpishe, Joshua A Cleland, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Ehsan Moghimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30843424/effects-of-manual-acupuncture-combined-with-donepezil-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jing Jiang, Gang Liu, Suhua Shi, Yujie Li, Zhigang Li
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether combined therapy with donepezil and acupuncture is better than treatment with donepezil or acupuncture individually in a rat model of Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: In this study, we randomly divided 40 7.5-month-old senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) male mice into four groups: SAMP8, SAMP8+D, SAMP8+MA and SAMP8+D+MA. An additional 10 7.5-month-old SAMR1 male mice were included as a healthy control group (SAMR1). Mice in the SAMP8+D group were given donepezil at a dose of 0...
March 7, 2019: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
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