Attilio

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

Ginkgo biloba aids in the recovery from ischemic stroke

Pub Med

Background: Ginkgo biloba L. preparations (GBLPs) are a class of Chinese herbal medicine used in the adjuvant treatment of ischemic stroke (IS). Recently, several systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) of ginkgo biloba L. preparations for ischemic stroke have been published. Objective: This overview aims to assess the quality of related SRs …

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Acupuncture effective for pain relief in Parkinson’s disease

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Objective: To explore the effect of electroacupuncture on skeletal muscle pain in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Methods: A single-center randomized controlled trial was conducted with sixty patients with Parkinson’s disease with skeletal muscle pain were randomly divided into electroacupuncture group and sham acupuncture control group with 30 patients each. The electric acupuncture group …

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Blood letting and cupping most effective for migraines

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Objective: Migraine is a common neurological disorder, which resulting in significant societal and personal burdens. Acupuncture has attracted widespread attention in migraine prophylaxis and treatment in recent years. Although some studies have confirmed the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy in treating migraines, there is still a lack of comprehensive evaluation regarding the …

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The Chinese herbal formula Sun Jun Zi Tang aids in recovery from lung cancer surgery

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Background: Postoperative non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients frequently encounter a deteriorated quality of life (QOL), disturbed immune response, and disordered homeostasis. Si Jun Zi Tang (SJZD), a well-known traditional Chinese herbal formula, is frequently employed in clinical application for many years. Exploration is underway to investigate the potential therapeutic effect …

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Moxibustion at Zusanli and Shenshu reduces inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis

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Objective: To test the hypothesis that moxibustion may inhibit rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial inflammation by regulating the expression of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)/glucocorticoids (GCs). Methods: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10 each): blank Control (CON) group, rheumatoid arthritis Model (RA) group, Moxibustion (MOX) group, MIF …

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Guasha improves knee osteoarthritis

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Objectives: To observe the effect of Guasha on inflammation factors, apoptosis and autophagy in the cartilage tissue of knee joint in rats with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of KOA. Methods: A total of 51 male SD rats were randomized into three groups:blank control, knee osteoarthritis …

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Acupuncture point selection for treating inflammatory bowel disease

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Objectives: To analyze the rules of acupoint selection and compatibility of acupuncture and moxibustion in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) based on complex network technology and provide the reliable evidences for acupoint selection in treatment of this disease with acupuncture and moxibustion. Methods: The clinical studies on acupuncture-moxibustion treatment of inflammatory …

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Auricular acupuncture is effective for pain relief

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Objectives: Auricular acupuncture (AA) is becoming increasingly common in primary care clinics, emergency departments and peri-operatively for pain relief. Over the last decade, since the last comprehensive reviews were published, the literature has expanded. In this scoping review, we seek to document the efficacy of auricular acupuncture in treating both acute …

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Acupuncture helps diabetic wound healing

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Background: Globally, diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral artery disease (PAD) have an increasing incidence and a high prevalence and are both associated with high morbidity and complication rates, e.g., as chronic non-healing peripheral ulcers. Impaired macro- and microcirculation and peripheral neuropathy lead to an increased risk of foot ulcers and infections. …

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A combination of Chinese herbs and western medicine is best for cardiogenic shock

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Background: Cardiogenic shock (CS) is the primary cause of death in patients suffering acute myocardial infarction. As an emerging and efficacious therapeutic approach, Chinese herbal injections (CHIs) are gaining significant popularity in China. However, the optimal CHIs for treating cardiogenic shock remain uncertain.  Method: We searched eight databases from inception to 30 …

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