Tag Archives: Electroacupuncture

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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Electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture improves language rehabilitation

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Objectives: To explore the clinical effect of electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with language rehabilitation training on cognitive and speech functions of patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury. Methods: Seventy patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury from January 2020 and January 2021 were retrospectively collected after filtering. Among them, 35 patients received …

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Electroacupuncture combined with antihistamine increases pain relief

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Background and aim: We have previously reported that histamine H1 receptor antagonists facilitate electroacupuncture analgesia in experimental animals. In this pilot study, we sought to determine whether the histamine H1 receptor antagonist dexchlorpheniramine (DCPA) facilitates electroacupuncture analgesia in healthy human subjects. Experimental procedure: Forty healthy subjects aged 20-30 years were randomly allocated to 1 …

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Electroacupuncture improves premature ovarian failure

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Premature ovarian failure is the leading cause of female infertility, and there is no optimal treatment or medication available currently. For premature ovarian failure, electroacupuncture has been considered a promising therapeutic approach, but the mechanism for this is not clear. In this study, we explored the effects of electroacupuncture (CV4, …

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Electroacupuncture improves the effectiveness of diclofenac sodium in gouty arthritis

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Objective: To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture combined with diclofenac sodium in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. Methods: Patients with acute gouty arthritis were randomly divided into three groups: the electroacupuncture + diclofenac sodium treatment group (i.e., electroacupuncture + diclofenac sodium group), the low-dose diclofenac sodium treatment group (i.e., low-dose …

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Acupuncture reduces depression, pain and the need for citalopram

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Background: Depression accompanying chronic pain (CP) is one of the most common comorbid psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) combined with electroacupuncture at Baihui (GV20) and Yintang (GV29) acupoints compared with citalopram. Methods: Sixty patients with depression and pain comorbidity were enrolled …

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Electric acupuncture improves pregnancy rates in older women undergoing IVF

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Objective: To examine the effects and mechanisms of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)-embryo transfer (ET). Design, setting, and participants: This efficacy study was a multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial (RCT) in women receiving IVF-ET. The mechanistic study was a single-center RCT. Interventions: The …

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Fire acupuncture is best for neck pain

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Background: Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal symptom that has negative effects on quality of life and work productivity. Acupuncture has been widely used for neck pain, and a number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews (SRs) have evaluated its effectiveness. However, previous studies have obtained inconsistent results regarding …

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Electroacupuncture relieves stress urinary incontinence

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Introduction and hypothesis: To examine the changes induced by electroacupuncture in stress urinary incontinence rats, including the urodynamics and collagen degradation-related cytokine molecular biological expression changes, and to explore the effect and mechanism of electroacupuncture treatment in stress urinary incontinence. Methods: Female SPF Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to five groups (n …

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