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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1010284

ABSTRACT

Acupuncture, a therapeutic treatment defined as the insertion of needles into the body at specific points (ie, acupoints), has growing in popularity world-wide to treat various diseases effectively, especially acute and chronic pain. In parallel, interest in the physiological mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia, particularly the neural mechanisms have been increasing. Over the past decades, our understanding of how the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system process signals induced by acupuncture has developed rapidly by using electrophysiological methods. However, with the development of neuroscience, electrophysiology is being challenged by calcium imaging in view field, neuron population and visualization in vivo. Owing to the outstanding spatial resolution, the novel imaging approaches provide opportunities to enrich our knowledge about the neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia at subcellular, cellular, and circuit levels in combination with new labeling, genetic and circuit tracing techniques. Therefore, this review will introduce the principle and the method of calcium imaging applied to acupuncture research. We will also review the current findings in pain research using calcium imaging from in vitro to in vivo experiments and discuss the potential methodological considerations in studying acupuncture analgesia.


Subject(s)
Calcium , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture , Acupuncture Analgesia/methods , Acupuncture Points , Technology
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Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac ; 23(3): 19-22, jul.-set. 2023. ilus
Article in Portuguese | BBO, LILACS | ID: biblio-1555753

ABSTRACT

Apesar da evolução da tecnologia minimamente invasiva com procedimentos cirúrgicos extremamente seguros, são recorrentes no período pós-operatório complicações como dor, náusea, vômito, cefaleia, sonolência e depressão respiratória, sendo estes os principais motivos de internações hospitalares prolongadas. A pesquisa da Acupuntura reveste-se portanto de grande interesse, na medida em que poderá traduzir estes conhecimentos milenares, contribuindo para sua aceitação e incorporação no âmbito hospitalar e ambulatorial... (AU)


Despite the evolution of minimally invasive technology with extremely safe surgical procedures, complications such as pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness and respiratory depression are recurrent in the postoperative period, being the main reasons for prolonged hospitalizations. A Research in acupuncture is, therefore, of great interest, as it can translate this ancient knowledge, contributing to its acceptance and incorporation in hospital and outpatient settings... (AU)


Apesar de la evolución de la tecnología mínimamente invasiva con procedimientos quirúrgicos extremadamente seguros, complicaciones como dolor, náuseas, vómitos, cefalea, somnolencia y depresión respiratoria son recurrentes en el postoperatorio, siendo los principales motivos de estancia hospitalaria prolongada. Por lo tanto, la investigación en acupuntura es de gran interés, ya que puede traducir este conocimiento antiguo, contribuyendo a su aceptación e incorporación en entornos hospitalarios y ambulatorios.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Pain, Postoperative , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture , Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
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Rev. enferm. Inst. Mex. Seguro Soc ; 31(3): 93-97, 10-jul-2023.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1518855

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Complementary traditional medicine acquires an essential value from the diversity and pluralism of care and therapy. In this logic, it is up to people to search for alternatives when it comes to caring for and improving their own health. Specifically, acupuncture has had rapid growth, largely due to processes derived from globalization, migration and cultural exchange, which in some way force countries to modify their health system towards one that takes into account the transculturality of its population and treatment preferences. Development: With the establishment of a comprehensive health model, physicians can assess the person as a homeodynamic process (information exchange process between environment and man, to keep an internal and external homeostasis to the individual) and pandimensional (spiritual and energetic care) that allows to identify the health problem's origin and thus determine an intervention more in line with the person's needs during the health-disease, life-death processes, with the corresponding conventional or non-conventional therapy. Conclusions: The value and interest of acupuncture in the population derives from the degree of development of a country, its origin and the incorporation of the West as part of the diagnostic and therapeutic arsenal, in order to respond to the population needs by incorporating low-cost complementary treatments with proven effectiveness, without ceasing to consider its unquestionable cultural heritage.


Introducción: la medicina tradicional complementaria adquiere un valor imprescindible desde la diversidad y el pluralismo de la asistencia y la terapéutica. En esa lógica, corresponde a las personas la búsqueda social de alternativas cuando se trata de atender y mejorar la propia salud. En específico la acupuntura ha tenido un rápido crecimiento, en gran parte debido a la globalización, la migración y el intercambio cultural, que de alguna forma obligan a los países a modificar su sistema de salud hacia uno que tome en cuenta la transculturalidad de su población y las preferencias de tratamiento. Desarrollo: con el establecimiento de un modelo de salud integral, los médicos pueden valorar a la persona como un proceso homeodinámico (intercambio de información entre el ambiente y el hombre para mantener una homeostasis interna y externa del individuo) y pandimensional (cuidado espiritual y energético) que permita identificar el origen real del problema de salud y determinar una intervención más acorde a las necesidades de la persona durante los procesos de salud-enfermedad, de vida-muerte, con la terapia convencional o no convencional que corresponda. Conclusiones: el valor e interés de la acupuntura en la población se deriva del grado de desarrollo de un país, de su origen y de la incorporación de occidente como parte del arsenal diagnóstico y terapéutico, para responder a las necesidades de la población al incorporar tratamientos complementarios de bajo costo y con efectividad demostrada, y sin dejar de considerar su herencia cultural incuestionable.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Complementary Therapies/trends , Acupuncture/instrumentation , Medicine, Traditional/trends
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J. nurs. health ; 13(2): 1322596, jul. 2023.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1524596

ABSTRACT

Objetivo: relatar a contribuição da acupuntura sistêmica na qualidade de vida de um paciente com retocolite ulcerativa inespecífica. Método:estudo descritivo, retrospectivo, na modalidade de relato de caso, desenvolvido em três etapas: coleta de dados pré-tratamento; aplicação dos protocolos de tratamento com acupuntura sistêmica; e coleta de dados pós-tratamento. Os acupontosescolhidosse relacionaram aos aspectos emocionais e fisiopatológicos, particularmenteos sintomas intestinais, aplicados em sessões semanais domiciliares. Para a avaliação da qualidade de vida, utilizou-se de instrumento adaptado e validado para a cultura brasileira, e específico para doenças inflamatórias intestinais. Resultados: observou-se melhora estatisticamente significativa nas dimensões "sintomas intestinais", "sintomas sistêmicos", "aspectos emocionais" e no escore total de qualidade de vida. Conclusão: a acupuntura contribuiu para a melhoria da qualidade de vida, especialmente na remissão dos sintomas intestinais e nos aspectos emocionais.


Objective: to report the contribution of systemic acupuncture to the quality of life of a patient with nonspecific ulcerative colitis.Method: descriptive, retrospective study, in the form of case report, developed in three stages: pre-treatment data collection; application of treatment protocols with systemic acupuncture; and post-treatment data collection. Acupoints were related to emotional and pathophysiological aspects, particularly intestinal symptoms, applied in weekly home sessions. To assess the quality of life, an instrument adapted and validated for the Brazilian culture was used, specifically for inflammatory bowel diseases. Results: there was a statistically significant improvement in the dimensions "intestinal symptoms", "systemic symptoms", "emotional aspects" and in the total quality of life score.Conclusion: acupuncture contributed to the improvement of quality of life, especially in the remission of intestinal symptoms and emotional aspects.


Objetivo: relatar la contribución de la acupuntura sistémica a la calidad de vida de un paciente con colitis ulcerosa inespecífica.Método: estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, en forma de reporte de caso, desarrollado en tres etapas: recolección de datos pretratamiento; aplicación de protocolos de tratamiento con acupuntura sistémica; y recopilación de datos posteriores al tratamiento. Los puntos de acupuntura se relacionaron con aspectos emocionales y fisiopatológicos, particularmente síntomas intestinales, aplicados en sesiones domiciliarias semanales. Para evaluar la calidad de vida se utilizó un instrumento adaptado y validado para la cultura brasileña, específicamente para enfermedades inflamatorias intestinales.Resultados: hubo una mejora estadísticamente significativa en las dimensiones "síntomas intestinales", "síntomas sistémicos", "aspectos emocionales" y en el puntaje total de calidad de vida. Conclusión: la acupuntura contribuyó a la mejoría de la calidad de vida, especialmente en la remisión de los síntomas intestinales y aspectos emocionales.


Subject(s)
Quality of Life , Case Reports , Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , Acupuncture
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Rev. Odontol. Araçatuba (Impr.) ; 44(1): 57-61, jan.-abr. 2023. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1427956

ABSTRACT

Nas cirurgias odontológicas é possível que ocorra alguns acidentes ou complicações que podem interferir no dia a dia do paciente. A lesão do nervo alveolar inferior é uma complicação decorrente de cirurgias orais que podem causar um distúrbio de sensibilidade transitória ou persistente, na região do lábio inferior e na região delimitada do forame mentoniano e hemi-arco da mucosa. O diagnóstico da parestesia pode ser feito através de testes mecanoceptivos e nocioceptivos em que o profissional escolherá para qual melhor se adapte no paciente. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi abordar por meio de uma revisão de literatura as formas de diagnóstico e tratamento da parestesia do nervo alveolar inferior decorrentes de cirurgias orais. As bases de dados utilizadas para confecção desta revisão são encontradas nas bibliotecas virtuais eletrônicas: BVS (Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde), LILACS (Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde) e Pubmed. Como critério de inclusão foram selecionados artigos publicados de 2012 a 2022 em língua inglesa, portuguesa e espanhola. Após a leitura do título e resumo dos resultados da pesquisa e aplicação dos critérios de inclusão e exclusão dentre eles foram excluídos 883, pois não se enquadravam no nosso critério de inclusão. No final, foram selecionados 13 estudos por meio de base de dados, que serviram de base para esta revisão. Concluímos que as formas de tratamento para a parestesia na literatura, são um pouco escassas e conflitantes, mas relata que o uso da laserterapia e acupuntura tem sido uma forma de tratamento com um bom índice de sucesso, e para os casos que não sejam suficientes tais tratamentos, pode-se optar por uma cirurgia(AU)


In dental surgeries it is possible to have some accidents or complications that can interfere with the patient's day. Injury to the inferior alveolar nerve is a complication resulting from oral surgeries that can cause a disturbance of sensitivity that can be transient or persistent in the region of the lower lip and in the delimited region of the mental foramen and hemiarch of the mucosa. The diagnosis of paresthesia can be made through mechanoceptive and nocioceptive tests that the professional will choose, which best suits the patient. The objective of the present work is to approach, through a literature review, the forms of diagnosis and treatment aimed at inferior alveolar nerve paresthesia resulting from oral surgeries. The databases used for this review are found in the virtual electronic libraries: VHL (Virtual Health Library), LILACS (Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences) and Pubmed. As inclusion criteria, articles published from 2012 to 2022 in English, Portuguese and Spanish were selected. After reading the title and summary of the research results and applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 883 were excluded, as they did not meet our inclusion criteria. In the end, 13 studies were selected from the database, which served as the basis for this review. We conclude that the forms of treatment for paresthesia in the literature are a little scarce and conflicting, but it reports that the use of laser therapy and acupuncture has been a form of treatment with a good success rate, and for cases that are not enough, such treatments, one can opt for surgery(AU)


Subject(s)
Paresthesia , Oral Surgical Procedures/adverse effects , Mandibular Nerve Injuries/diagnosis , Mandibular Nerve Injuries/therapy , Acupuncture , Laser Therapy , Trigeminal Nerve Injuries , Trigeminal Nerve Injuries/diagnosis , Trigeminal Nerve Injuries/therapy , Mandibular Nerve Injuries , Mandibular Nerve
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Homeopatia Méx ; (n.esp): 19--33, feb. 2023.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, HomeoIndex | ID: biblio-1416735

ABSTRACT

Utilizadas de forma complementaria, alternada o integrada con la medicina convencional, la demanda de la población por las terapias no convencionales se ha incrementado considerablemente en las últimas décadas, requiriendo de los médicos un conocimiento de las nociones básicas de tales enfoques terapéuticos para orientar a sus pacientes en relación con tratamientos distintos a aquellos que suelen prescribir. Entre las mismas, la homeopatía y la acupuntura se han considerado especialidades médicas en Brasil durante varias décadas. Objetivo: Describir el estado actual de la formación médica en terapias no convencionales (homeopatía y acupuntura) alrededor del mundo. Métodos: Actualizamos los datos relacionados con los estudios y revisiones publicados hasta 2013 a través de una revisión de los estudios más recientes incluidos en la base de datos PubMed. Resultados: En todos los países, la enseñanza de terapias no convencionales se considera un tema relevante para la formación de médicos como una función del creciente interés de la población en su uso, con un amplia variedad de enfoques dirigidos a los estudiantes de licenciatura y posgrado, médicos residentes y profesionales con otras especialidades médicas. Conclusiones: Las escuelas brasileñas de medicina deben proporcionar a los estudiantes de licenciatura y posgrado, así como a los médicos residentes, un conocimiento preciso de los supuestos teóricos y enfoques clínico-terapéuticos propios de la homeopatía y la acupuntura, entre otras terapias no convencionales.


Used as complementary to, alternating or integrated with mainstream medicine, the population's demand for non-conventional therapies has substantially increased in the past decades, requiring from doctors knowledge on the basic notions of such therapeutics to orient their patients regarding treatments different to the ones they usually prescribe. Among them, homeopathy and acupuncture are considered medical specialties in Brazil for various decades. Aim: To describe the current state of medical education in non-conventional therapies (homeopathy and acupuncture) around the world. Methods: We updated data resulting from studies and reviews published until 2013 through a review of more recent studies included in database PubMed. Results: In all countries the teaching of non-conventional therapies is considered a relevant topic for the training of doctors as a function of the increasing interest of the population in their use, with a broad range of approaches targeting undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents and doctors from other medical specialties. Conclusions: The Brazilian medical schools must provide undergraduate and graduate students and medical residents accurate knowledge on the theoretical assumptions and clinical-therapeutic approaches proper to homeopathy and acupuncture, among other non-conventional therapies.


Subject(s)
Evaluation of Medical School Curriculum , Acupuncture/education , Health Human Resource Training , Homeopathy/education
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1449-1453, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007510

ABSTRACT

Taking the recommendations development of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) standard Clinical Practice Guideline for Female Urinary Incontinence as an example, this study analyzed the consensus expert composition, specific consensus process, and results in the development of the guideline's recommendations. It systematically examined the advantages of using the modified Delphi method in the formation of recommendations for acupuncture and moxibustion clinical practice guideline, with the aim of providing reference for the development of acupuncture and moxibustion guidelines in the same field.


Subject(s)
Female , Humans , Acupuncture , Acupuncture Therapy , Delphi Technique , Moxibustion
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1443-1448, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007509

ABSTRACT

To enhance the clinical applicability of guidelines and provide more effective guidance for clinical practice, a clinical value assessment was conducted during the development of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) Clinical Practice Guideline of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Migraine, which involved the evaluation of 59 acupuncture and moxibustion treatment protocols from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). This article introduced the methodology, content and results of the clinical value assessment of RCT-based acupuncture and moxibustion treatment protocols, which involved the integration of historical and contemporary medical evidence and expert consensus. It served as a methodological reference for the future development of acupuncture and moxibustion clinical practice guidelines.


Subject(s)
Humans , Moxibustion , Acupuncture Therapy/methods , Acupuncture , Clinical Protocols , Migraine Disorders/therapy
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1363-1369, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007495

ABSTRACT

Acupuncture-moxibustion is remarkably effective on encephalopathy, but its mechanism is unclear. With the continuous development of imaging technology, the in vivo brain imaging technology has been used increasingly in life science research and it also becomes a more effective tool for the basic research of acupuncture-moxibustion in treatment of encephalopathy. The paper summarizes the application of its technology in the basic research of acupuncture-moxibustion for encephalopathy and the characteristics of imaging, as well as the advantages and shortcomings. It is anticipated that the references may be provided for the basic research of acupuncture-moxibustion in treatment of encephalopathy and be conductive to the modernization of acupuncture-moxibustion.


Subject(s)
Humans , Moxibustion , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture , Brain Diseases/therapy , Neuroimaging
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1307-1310, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007488

ABSTRACT

Professor FU Wen-bin, based on the concept of the "yang-oriented approach", identifies "yang deficiency with excess yin" as the underlying pathological mechanism of "five delays and five weaknesses" in children. He recommends a treatment model that included acupuncture, moxibustion, and rehabilitation, integrating various therapeutic methods of acupuncture, refined moxibustion, and auricular point sticking. Specific acupoints along the conception vessel, governor vessel, and bladder meridian, as well as related acupoints with tonifying effects on spleen and kidney, are selected to achieve the therapeutic goal of "promoting yang and nourishing yang simultaneously".


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Acupuncture Therapy , Meridians , Moxibustion , Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1275-1278, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007484

ABSTRACT

By summarizing and exploring the theoretic connotation, key of functions and effect mechanism of acupoint compatibility, the effect of acupoint compatibility is concluded as the increase of "effect value" and the expansion of "effect domain". The increase of "effect value" is the concrete embodiment by the value of medical assessment scale, the value of objective index detection in clinical trial and the value of index detection in experiment research. The expansion of "effect domain" is the increase of effect target and the extension of effect scope. The paper interprets the scientific connotation of acupoint compatibility therapy from a new perspective, and emphasizes the innovative approaches to research while bringing forth new ideas on the research method. It is anticipated that a novel breakthrough can be achieved in the study of acupoint compatibility and the improvement of acupuncture-moxibustion efficacy.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy/methods , Moxibustion/methods , Acupuncture , Research Design
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1338-1342, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007476

ABSTRACT

Meridian-tendon is a central concept in meridian theory of TCM, and its basic research has been increasingly emphasized. While there is no unified understanding of the essence of meridian-tendon, the concept that function of fascia could partially reflect the functions of meridian-tendons has reached consensus in the academic community. This article suggests that under the guidance of meridian-tendon theory, based on previous research foundation of fascia, focusing on adopting fascia research methods, the mechanisms of tender point hyperalgesia and abnormal proliferation related to meridian lesions should be adopted to explain yitong weishu (taking the worst painful sites of muscle spasm as the points), and the mechanisms of meridian intervention efficacy should be adopted to explain yizhi weishu (feelings from patients and acupuncture operators). Furthermore, this article provides an analysis of the future trends in basic research of meridian tendons.


Subject(s)
Humans , Meridians , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture , Tendons , Pain , Research Design , Acupuncture Points
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1202-1206, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007466

ABSTRACT

Renying Cunkou pulse method is one of the classical pulse methods of acupuncture-moxibustion in the Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon, which is also a classical clinical paradigm for diagnosing and treating meridian diseases in the ancient times. Based on comprehensive review of literature and clinical practice, this paper reveals that this method compares the size of the neck Renying pulse with hand Cunkou pulse to determine the change of yin-yang and excess-deficiency identifying the affected meridians. The jing-well, xing-spring, and shu-stream points of the surface and interior meridians of affected meridians are mainly selected to regulate deficiency and excess through reinforcing and reducing methods. The Renying Cunkou pulse method possesses a simple and practical medical theory, easy diagnostic procedure, and clear meridian selection for acupuncture-moxibustion treatment, warranting further exploration of its essence and diagnostic therapeutic principles.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Therapy/methods , Meridians , Moxibustion , Acupuncture , Yin-Yang , Acupuncture Points
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1189-1201, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007465

ABSTRACT

Acupoint is the basis of acupuncture. To elaborate the theory of acupuncture, the structure and function of acupoint should be clarified in advance. By exploring the discussion upon the classification, distribution and structure of acupoint in Huangdi Neijing (Inner Canon of Yellow Emperor), qi zheng lun (on meridian points and extra points), jie jiao lun (on convergence of joints) and guan ji lun (on three-dimensional structure of acupoint) are extracted. Based on whether located on the fixed sites, acupoints are classified into meridian points and extra points, while the meridian points are divided into 4 categories, i.e maishu, gukong, qixue and muxue. The convergence of joints illustrates the principal rule of acupoint distribution. The density of the major and key acupoints is proportional to the size and the complexity of function of joints. Acupoint is recognized as a three-dimensional structure in consideration of its external distribution on the body surface and the substances inside the body, which can be explored and examined. In addition, the relationship between meridian points and extra points, the significance of meridian points in different conditions, and the approaches to acupoint study are deeply discussed and analyzed. The crucial problems and the way for solving them are proposed for the future study to provide the references to the inheritance and innovation of acupuncture.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Meridians , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1180-1183, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007463

ABSTRACT

Ashi points play a significant role in the clinical localization and qualitative diagnosis of acupuncture, as well as in selecting acupoints along the meridians and applying tonifying or reducing techniques. This paper introduces the theoretical basis and existing technical methods of objectification of ashi point diagnosis and treatment. It proposes that using sensory quantitative testing to determine the temperature and tenderness thresholds of ashi points could help to identify the pathological characteristics of "cold" "heat" "deficiency" or "excess" of ashi points. In addition, the possibility of objectification of ashi point diagnosis-treatment plan is explored from three perspectives, precision of selection of ashi point therapy, objectification of effect evaluation of ashi point analgesia, and differentiation of the studies on ashi point analgesic mechanism, aiming to provide new research ideas for the modernization of traditional Chinese acupuncture.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Therapy , Meridians , Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture , Analgesia
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1175-1179, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007462

ABSTRACT

Due to various constraints, such as clinical implementation conditions and unique characteristics of acupuncture-moxibustion, some randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of acupuncture-moxibustion still suffer from relatively low quality and limited applicability. The single-arm objective performance criteria/performance goal can be considered as an ideal supplementary and alternative research approach to RCTs. In this paper, the feasibility of applying the single-arm objective performance criteria/performance goal in acupuncture-moxibustion clinical research is explored from the limitations of conducting acupuncture-moxibustion RCTs, the principles, the essential design considerations and key statistical steps. In addition, illustrative examples are provided. The objective is to offer insights into resolving practical difficulties in acupuncture-moxibustion clinical research.


Subject(s)
Moxibustion , Goals , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1169-1172, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007461

ABSTRACT

Depressive disorder is manifested as emotional and physical abnormality. Theoretically, the governor vessel is distributed along the spine, related to the brain and communicated with five zang and six fu organs. It is the key meridian for understanding the various symptoms of depressive disorder. Depressive disorder is caused by dysfunction, stagnation or emptiness of the governor vessel, resulting in malnutrition of the brain. In clinical diagnosis and treatment, based on the theory of the governor vessel, the etiology and pathogenesis are analyzed in the patients with depressive disorder. In order to achieve harmonizing mutually the mental and physical conditions, acupuncture is delivered to adjust the spirit and physical state, moving cupping is to regulate the governor vessel, tuina manipulation is to promote meridians and collaterals and physical exercise is to coordinate the body and the spirit.


Subject(s)
Humans , Acupuncture Therapy/methods , Meridians , Acupuncture , Brain , Depressive Disorder , Acupuncture Points
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Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion ; (12): 1165-1168, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007460

ABSTRACT

The paper introduces professor ZHUANG Li-xing's clinical experience in treatment of dyskinesia of Parkinson's disease with acupuncture at triple-acupoint prescription. In pathogenesis, dyskinesia of Parkinson's disease refers to yang deficiency and disturbing wind. In treatment, acupuncture focuses on warming yang, promoting the circulation of the governor vessel, regulating the spirit and stopping trembling; and Baihui (GV 20), Suliao (GV 25) and Dingchanxue (Extra) are selected to be "trembling relief needling". In combination with Jin's three needling, named "three-trembling needling" "three-governor-vessel needling" and "three-spasm needling", the triple-acupoint prescription is composed. To ensure the favorable therapeutic effect, this prescription is modified according to the symptoms and the specific techniques of acupuncture are combined such as conducting qi, harmonizing yin and yang, and manipulating gently for reinforcing and reducing.


Subject(s)
Humans , Acupuncture Points , Parkinson Disease/therapy , Acupuncture Therapy/methods , Acupuncture , Dyskinesias
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007428

ABSTRACT

Evidence shows that acupuncture-moxibustion could promote the healing of pressure injuries (PI), but its action mechanism is not fully understood. This review summarizes the basic research literature of acupuncture-moxibustion for PI and identifies that the mechanism of acupuncture-moxibustion for PI is related with regulation of related signaling pathway target proteins, improvement of inflammatory response, modulation of vascular microenvironment, attenuation of oxidative stress damage, and inhibition of cell apoptosis. The review also points out the current limitations and future research directions. It emphasizes the need for further exploration of the upstream regulatory mechanism, specific cellular molecules, and the interactions among these molecules. A multi-level, multi-target, and multi-dimensional approach is required to fully understand the mechanism underlying the promotion of PI healing by acupuncture-moxibustion.


Subject(s)
Humans , Moxibustion , Pressure Ulcer , Acupuncture Therapy , Acupuncture , Apoptosis
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1007427

ABSTRACT

A user-friendly teaching software for visual analysis of acupoint compatibility laws has been developed based on the principles of partial order mathematics. This software is designed to provide auxiliary teaching of structured organization and visualization of law knowledge of compatibility data of acupuncture and moxibustion prescriptions from ancient texts, textbooks, and clinical case records. The software is installed as a plugin in the Microsoft Office Excel, allowing the generation of visually appealing graphs and associated rules that align with the cognitive patterns of teachers and students majoring in acupuncture and moxibustion. Its aim is to facilitate the discovery and analysis of underlying patterns and structured knowledge embedded in acupoint compatibility data, thus contributing to the enhancement of teaching effectiveness in acupoint compatibility.


Subject(s)
Humans , Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Moxibustion , Acupuncture , Software , Meridians
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