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ABSTRACT Objective: Motion sickness is the main cause of nausea-related symptoms during passive motion in transportation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) for the reduction of motion sickness symptoms. Materials and Methods: Study participants were randomly assigned into three groups: Group A, therapeutic EA; Group B, sham EA; and group C, a control group. After an EA session, participants...
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ABSTRACT Background: Multiple sclerosis is considered a complex and heterogeneous disease. Approximately 85% of patients with multiple sclerosis indicate impaired gait as one of the major limitations in their daily life. Acupuncture studies found a reduction of spasticity and improvement of fatigue and imbalance in patients with multiple sclerosis, but there is a lack of studies regarding gait. Design: We designed a study of acupuncture...
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Abstract Objective To determine differences in cerebral activity evoked by acupuncture and conventional stroke treatment, and identify the treatment targets. Methods In total, 21 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group A (11 patients) received both acupuncture and conventional treatment, while Group B (10 patients) received conventional treatment only. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was performed on each participant before and after treatment....
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Objective: To observe clinical effects of acupuncture combined with blood-letting by a three-edged needle for treating Bell’s palsy of wind-heat syndrome at the acute stage. Methods: One hundred patients were randomly divided into a treatment group (50 cases) treated by acupuncture plus blood-letting and a control group (50 cases) treated by simple acupuncture. Four courses of treatments were given in both groups. The main symptoms...
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Original Titel: The Natural Product Curcumin as a Potential Coadjuvant in Alzheimer’s Treatment. Die Alzheimer-Erkrankung zeichnet sich durch eine zunehmende kognitive Beeinträchtigung der Patienten aus und betrifft rund 12 % der über 65-Jährigen. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO schätzt, dass über 48,6 Mio. Menschen weltweit an dieser Erkrankung leiden. Die Autoren dieser Studie haben in früheren Arbeiten eine Hypothese zu möglichen Mechanismen der Krankheitsentwicklung vorgeschlagen, die mit den klinischen...
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Simultaneous use of local acupoints together with points on the Governing vessel can promote functional repair after peripheral nerve injury, report Chinese investigators. The team compared the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at Governing vessel plus local channel points (GV/LC group) with acupuncture at local channel acupoints alone (LC group) in the treatment of 30 patients with peripheral nerve injury. In the GV/LC group, in addition...
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: Totally 65 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group of 32 cases and a control group of 33 cases. On the basis of conventional treatment of diabetes, acupuncture was used in the treatment group, and inositol was orally administered in the control group. During a 3-month treatment, changes in the symptoms...
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A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis Abstract: 1. Background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most-common chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease. The long-term use of levodopa leads to a loss of efficacy and to complications. Therefore, many patients with PD have turned to complementary therapies to help relieve their symptoms. Acupuncture is most commonly used as a complementary therapy in patients with PD. This paper presents...
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Original Titel: Chinese herbal medicine adjunct therapy in patients with acute relapse of multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis Viele Patienten mit Multipler Sklerose greifen zur Ergänzung ihrer Standardbehandlung auf alternative und komplementäre Medizin zurück. Die Studie von Song et al. (2017) untersuchte Effektivität und Sicherheit von chinesischer Kräutermedizin als Ergänzung zur Standardtherapie bei Patienten mit akuten Schüben der Multiplen Sklerose. Es konnten die...
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Zur Unterstützung der konventionellen Medikation erzielt Akupunktur eine höhere Effektivität in der Linderung der Beschwerden als diese allein und kann somit die Lebensqualität von Parkinson-Patienten deutlich erhöhen. Laut der Angaben der Deutschen Parkinson-Gesellschaft sind weltweit rund 4,1 Mill. Menschen, also knapp zwei Prozent der Weltbevölkerung im Alter von über 60 Jahren an Morbus Parkinson, der zweithäufigsten neurodegenerativen Erkrankung nach Morbus Alzheimer, erkrankt. Zwischen 250.000 und...
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