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Abstract The purpose of this study was to observe and compare the clinical efficacy of active acupuncture and placebo acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia and mood disorders. 96 patients with insomnia in Chengdu were randomly divided into two groups (1:1). The active acupuncture group (AA group n = 48) received the tube of Park sham device with deep needle insertion. The placebo acupuncture group...
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Abstract This review summarizes experimental evidence indicating that purinergic mechanisms are causally involved in acupuncture (AP)-induced analgesia. Electroacupuncture (EAP) and manual AP release at pain-relevant acupoints ATP which may activate purinergic P2X receptors (Rs) especially of the P2X3 type situated at local sensory nerve endings (peripheral terminals of dorsal root ganglion [DRG] neurons); the central processes of these neurons are thought to inhibit via collaterals...
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Abstract PurposeAcute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is an essential occurrence in COPD management and is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Chinese herbal medicine is widely used in the treatment of AECOPD, but high quality randomized controlled trials are limited. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine as adjuvant therapy for patients with AECOPD. MethodsThis...
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Abstract Currently, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which can lead to severe respiratory failure and death, is now a global pandemic with no specific anti-viral drugs or vaccines. However, It is worth noting that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), especially Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), has been widely applied in mainland China since outbreak, bringing new hope for the prevention and control of COVID-19. A comprehensive literature searching...
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Abstract BackgroundAllergic rhinitis (AR) is a common symptomatic, inflammatory, and immunological disorder of nasal mucosa. Multiple clinical trials and systematic reviews have implicated acupuncture methods as potentially effective treatment strategies for AR, however, considering the great burden of AR, it is crucial to explore the most recent clinical evidence supporting acupuncture in AR. Besides, the methodologies reported in previous studies as well as those commonly...
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Abstract Background: Evidence for treating postprandial distress syndrome with acupuncture is limited. Aim: We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of verum acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in patients with postprandial distress syndrome. Methods: A total of 42 eligible patients were randomly allocated to either verum acupuncture or sham acupuncture groups in a 1:1 ratio. Each patient received 12 sessions over 4 weeks. The primary outcome was...
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Autor: Yinglian Xiao, Yuwen Li, Jianchang Shu, Yan Li Jianming Xu, Jianlin Ren, Deliang Liu, Jiangbin Wang, Liya Zhou, Yanqing Li, Guodou Tang, De’an Tian, Shutian Zhang, Xiaohua Hou, Huahong Wang, Zhaoshen Li, Nonghua Lv, Minhu Chen Abstract Background and aim: The treatment of patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) remains unsatisfactory. We assessed the efficacy of Zhizhu Kuanzhong (ZZKZ) capsule, a traditional Chinese medicine formula, in patients...
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Autor: Nurhan Doğan, Sultan Taşcı Abstract Context: Dyspnea is the most common symptom of lung cancer. Acupressure is an important application in the management of dyspnea for lung cancer patients. High-powered, well-planned work is needed on the topic.  Objectives: The study was conducted to determine the effects of acupressure on quality of life and dyspnea level for individuals with lung cancer.  Design: The study was a randomized, controlled, single-blinded...
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Autor: Shabei Xu, Lingling Yu, Xiang Luo, Minghuan Wang, Guohua Chen, Qing Zhang, Wenhua Liu, Zhongyu Zhou, Jinhui Song, Huitao Jing, Guangying Huang, Fengxia Liang, Hua Wang, Wei Wang Abstract Objective: To assess the efficacy of manual acupuncture as prophylactic treatment for acupuncture naive patients with episodic migraine without aura.  Design: Multicentre, randomised, controlled clinical trial with blinded participants, outcome assessment, and statistician. Setting: Seven hospitals in China, 5...
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Autor: Junying Zhang, Caishui Yang, Dongfeng Wei, He Li, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Qingqiong Deng, Zhen Liu, Xing-Xing Fan, Zhanjun Zhang Abstract Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), regarded as the prodromal stage before the clinical phase of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), has been considered for early intervention. Unfortunately, many trials in this stage with drugs with single-target turned out to be little or no effect. Multi-targeting in nature based...
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