Attilio

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

Electroacupuncture improves Bell’s Palsy

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Objective: Although acupuncture is widely used as a complementary therapy in the treatment of Bell’s palsy when to initiate acupuncture is still controversial. This study aims to determine the efficacy of the early intervention by acupuncture on Bell’s palsy. Methods: We retrospectively gathered clinical data from the Third Affiliated Hospital of SUN-YAT …

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Electroacupuncture reduces lower back pain in military personnel

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Introduction: Lower back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent form of chronic pain in active-duty military personnel worldwide. Electroacupuncture and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) are the two most widely used treatment methods in the military, while evidence for their benefits is lacking. The aim of this randomized clinical trial is to …

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The Chinese herbal formula Bao He Wan He Shi Wei Wen Dan Tang can treat autism

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Background: In recent years, the prevalence and mortality of autism spectrum disorder have been increasing. The clinical clinical features are different with different cases, so the treatment ways are necessary for each one. Objective: Bao He Wan He Shi Wei Wen Dan Tang has been recommended for treating autistic spectrum disorder. To …

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Tai Chi is beneficial for chronic heart failure

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Background: Chronic heart failure is among the top causes of cardiovascular morbidity, and most patients with chronic heart failure have poor health status. Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise that originated in China, is beneficial for health status. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of Tai Chi on health status …

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Chinese herbal medicine reduces the severity of COVID-19

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Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still a pandemic globally, about 80% of patients infected with COVID-19 were mild and moderate. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has played a positive role in the treatment of COVID-19, with a certain number of primary studies focused on CHM in managing COVID-19 published. This …

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Qi Gong improves heart function in people with coronary artery disease

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Objective: This study aims to identify whether Qi Gong rehabilitation therapy can significantly improve the cardiac function of patients with stable coronary artery disease compared with routine therapy. Thus, a randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the curative effects of a three-month Qi Gong rehabilitation therapy on cardiac rehabilitation.  Methods. In …

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Acupuncture reduces pain caused by breast cancer drug aromatase inhibitors

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Although acupuncture has been used in clinical practice for thousands of years, it remains a controversial treatment option to help alleviate pain in cancer patients. In this study, we analyzed published material on randomized trials of acupuncture from MEDLINE published up until July 31, 2018, to assess its effects on …

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Electroacupuncture reduces itching

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Chronic itch severely reduces the quality of life of patients. Electroacupuncture is widely used to treat chronic itch. However, the underlying mechanism of this therapeutic action of electroacupuncture is largely unknown. Cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) mediate the analgesic effect of EA. Using a dry skin-induced …

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Electroacupuncture combined with the Chinese herbal formula Qian Zheng San improves facial paralysis

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This study retrospectively explored the effectiveness of electroacupuncture combined with Qian Zheng San for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. This retrospective study included patients with peripheral facial paralysis admitted to a single hospital between July 2018 and June 2020. Ninety patients were included and divided into treatment (n = …

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MRI proves the effectiveness of moxibustion for dysmenorrhoea

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Introduction: Primary dysmenorrohoea is a common gynecological disease and chronic pain disorder. Moxibustion, a form of traditional Chinese medicine therapy, has proven to be effective for primary dysmenorrohoea. However, the central mechanisms of primary dysmenorrohoea and moxibustion for primary dysmenorrohoea are still unclear. This study aims to explore the potential central …

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