Attilio

Doctor of Chinese medicine, acupuncture expert and author of My Fertility Guide and My Pregnancy Guide.

Acupuncture is effective for Raynaud’s syndrome

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Objective: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of Raynaud’s syndrome by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Methods: Studies were identified from English and Chinese databases from their inception to September 2020. The outcomes of interest were remission incidence, number of daily attacks, incidence …

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Tai Chi reduces non-specific lower back pain in the elderly

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Background: Non-specific lower back pain is a serious public health problem. Tai Chi is promising in reducing the risk of falls and alleviating symptoms in this population. Objective: To investigate the effect of Tai Chi on gait and dynamic balance in elderly women with non-specific lower back pain. Methods: 20 women (age > …

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Tai Chi Chuan for 8 week helps with COPD

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Objective: This study aims to explore the effect of integrating routine treatment with Tai Chi Chuan intervention on the clinical symptom of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) from clinical and neurological perspectives. Methods: Twenty patients with COPD were recruited for regular treatment combined with 8-week Tai Chi Chuan rehabilitative practice. …

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Electroacupuncture improves cerebral ischemia-reperfusion

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Cell pyroptosis is one of the main forms of neuronal injury after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. It is accompanied by an inflammatory reaction and regulated by the caspase gene family. Electroacupuncture can reduce neuronal injury caused by cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, and we speculated that electroacupuncture can prevent neuronal pyroptosis after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion by …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion relieve post-stroke shoulder pain

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Background: In China, 45% of stroke patients suffer from poststroke shoulder pain, which brings about many obstacles to further rehabilitation. To date, there have been a few studies evaluating the effects of acupuncture or massage in treating poststroke shoulder pain, and good effects have been shown. However, better clinical treatments are …

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Moxibustion can improve vertigo

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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of moxibustion combined with an ear acupoint pressing bean in the treatment of patients with phlegm stasis syndrome vertigo. Methods: 60 patients with vertigo identified as phlegm stasis syndrome who were hospitalized in our department from May 2020 to May 2021 …

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Acupuncture reduces the side effects of antidepressants

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Background: Some depressed patients receive acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional medications. Objective: This review aims to provide evidence on whether acupuncture can enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants for treating depression, and explore whether acupuncture can reduce the adverse reactions associated with antidepressants. Search strategy: English and Chinese databases were searched …

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The Chinese herbal formula Xi Huang Wan reduces cancer in the liver

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Background: The phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase-B/mechanistic target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) signalling pathway is crucial for cell survival, differentiation, apoptosis and metabolism. Xi Huang Wan are a traditional Chinese preparation with antitumour properties. They inhibit the growth of breast cancer, glioma, and other tumours by regulating the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling pathway. However, the effects …

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Acupuncture on the head improves non-specific lower back pain

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Objective: To compare the clinical effect between head acupuncture combined with exercise therapy and conventional acupuncture for nonspecific low back pain. Methods: A total of 64 patients with nonspecific low back pain were randomized into an observation group (32 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a control group (32 cases, 2 cases …

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Acupuncture improves the receptivity of the uterus lining

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Background: Progress has been achieved by using acupuncture widely for poor endometrial receptivity. However, different acupuncture dosages may lead to controversy over efficacy. Objective: To evaluate the evidence-based conclusions of dose-related acupuncture on infertile women with poor endometrial receptivity. Method: References were retrieved from nine databases from inception to 26 February 2022. This …

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