Acupuncture

Acupuncture improves memory and cognitive function in Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease with insidious onset and progressive development. It is clinically characterized by cognitive impairment, memory impairment and behavioral change. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are important components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and are commonly used in clinical treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This paper …

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Acupuncture on hand yangming reduces thyroid antibodies

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Background: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) has a high incidence rate and unresolved clinical symptoms. Although Hand Yangming Meridian Penetrating Acupuncture has been used to treat thyroid diseases in China, there is no randomized controlled trial (RCT) on HT. Methods: This exploratory RCT aims to preliminarily evaluate the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of Hand …

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Auricular acupuncture beats flunarizine hydrochloride for menstrual migraines

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Objectives: To observe the curative efficacy of auricular comprehensive therapy on menstrual migraine and its effect on serum prostaglandin F2α(PGF2α), prostaglandin E2(PGE2) contents and ratio, so as to explore its possible mechanism. Methods: A total of 66 patients with menstrual migraine of liver-fire syndrome were randomly divided into observation group (33 cases, …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion points for neurogenic bladder issues

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Objectives: To explore the rules of acupoint selection in the treatment of neurogenic bladder (NB) with acupuncture and moxibustion by using data mining. Methods: The clinical research literatures on acupuncture treatment of NB were collected from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang Database, VIP Database and China Biology Medicine from retrieved to …

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Acupuncture can relieve PTSD

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Importance: Current interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are efficacious, yet effectiveness may be limited by adverse effects and high withdrawal rates. Acupuncture is an emerging intervention with positive preliminary data for PTSD. Objective: To compare verum acupuncture with sham acupuncture (minimal needling) on clinical and physiological outcomes. Design, setting, and participants: This …

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Acupuncture can relieve acute renal colic

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Background: The integration of acupuncture with intramuscular injection of diclofenac sodium can expedite the onset of analgesia in treating acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis. However, it remains unclear whether acupuncture can accelerate pain relief constantly until complete remission. This study aimed to explore the extent to which acupuncture can expedite …

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Electroacupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) helps with severe acute pancreatitis

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Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) onset and development are closely associated with intestinal barrier injury. Evidence from clinical practice and research has shown that electroacupuncture (EA) at the Zusanli (ST36) acupoint can improve intestinal barrier function and abdominal symptoms in patients with severe acute pancreatitis; however, the specific mechanisms of action …

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Acupuncture helps gastric and colorectal cancers

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Background: Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a prevalent postoperative complication in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Acupuncture holds promise as a great potential therapeutic intervention. The efficacy of acupuncture therapy for postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction has been assessed in some studies, however, the variability in results and study quality influences …

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Electroacupuncture helps inflammatory bowel disease

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Background: Electroacupuncture (EA) is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nevertheless, the precise mechanisms by which this approach safeguards against obesity-induced intestinal barrier damage has not been fully understood. Objective: This study aimed to assess whether electroacupuncture could ameliorate intestinal barrier damage that had been reversed in a mouse model of …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion reduce morning sickness

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Background: Nausea and vomiting, which cause considerable multifaceted effects, are commonly experience in early pregnancy. Various therapeutic strategies are employed, including both conventional agents and complementary medicine. However, the effectiveness of complementary medicine remains controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis is to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in …

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