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Abstract ObjectiveThe objective of this study was to investigate the difference between the clinical effectiveness of two acupuncture methods in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and provide more evidence-based medical evidence of acupuncture’s effectiveness in stroke rehabilitation. MethodsWe conducted an outcome assessor-and data analyst-blinded, randomized, and controlled trial. Seventy-two participants were randomly allocated to the observation group and control group with a 1...
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Abstract BackgroundAcupuncture is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), but data from randomized controlled trials are rare. MethodsThis randomized, placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded clinical trial randomly assigned adults with confirmed type 2 diabetes-induced DPN to receive 10 sessions of needle acupuncture, laser acupuncture, or placebo laser acupuncture for 10 consecutive weeks. Treatment was provided at bilateral acupoints Ex-LE-10 (Bafeng),...
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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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Abstract Background Propranolol is recommended as first-line treatment for preventing migraine attacks; acupuncture has not been compared with propranolol in a head-to-head trial. Objective To compare acupuncture with propranolol using indirect treatment comparison meta-analysis. Method We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL). Randomized controlled trials comparing acupuncture or propranolol with sham acupuncture, placebo, waiting-list control or usual care were included. We...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of Gua Sha therapy in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DNP). DESIGN: An open-label randomized controlled study was conducted with usual care as the control (60 subjects in Gua Sha group and 59 subjects in usual care group). Outcome measures included Toronto Clinical Scoring System (TCSS), Vibration Perception Threshold (VPT), Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), and fasting plasma glucose...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore the acupoint selection rules of acupuncture for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in modern clinical practice by complex network technology. METHODS: The relevant articles of clinical trials were retrieved from CNKI published before December 2017. Using Microsoft Excel 2010, the database was established. Using Gephi 0.8.2 software, the complex network mode was built and its topological structure was analyzed. RESULTS: Finally, 81 articles...
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A systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs Background Bell’s palsy or idiopathic facial paralysis is an acute facial paralysis caused by the inflammation of facial nerve. Several previous studies showed that acupuncture was beneficial in the treatment of facial paralysis. However, its effectiveness is still controversial compared with drug therapy. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to assess the efficacy of acupuncture for Bell’s palsy. Methods This is a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies among patients with Bell’s palsy. We...
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Abstract PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a complex side effect with few available treatment options. The aim of the study was to test the effectiveness of an 8-week course of acupuncture in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients who were receiving or had received neurotoxic chemotherapy. METHODS: Randomized assessor-blinded controlled trial with 2 arms; one arm received acupuncture twice weekly for 8...
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Traditional preparation of three herbs relieves and reduces symptoms of disease in mice and tests on humans are encouraging, study finds PUBLISHED: Sunday, 07 December, 2014, 4:47am A traditional Chinese medicine known as smart soup (聰明湯) could help in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, scientists on the mainland believe. The simple treatment helped relieve and even reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice that had been genetically...
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