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The Application of Auriculotherapy to the Treatment of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Abstract Auriculotherapy has been extensively used for chronic spontaneous urticaria in China. However, the evidence of its effectiveness and safety for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria is insufficient. Hence, we conducted this study to compare auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment with Western medicine for the cure of chronic spontaneous urticaria. This meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials showed that auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment was significantly superior to Western medicine in curing clinical signs and symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria [odds ration (OR), 2.61; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.54–4.43; p = 0.0004) and also better in total effect rate (OR, 3.81; 95% CI, 2.07–7.01; p<0.0001). But, auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy...
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The Application of Auriculotherapy to the Treatment of Chronic Spontaneous Urticarial: a SystematicReview and Meta-analysis

Abstract Auriculotherapy has been extensively used for chronic spontaneous urticaria in China. However, the evidence of its effectiveness and safety for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria is insufficient. Hence, we conducted this study to compare auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment with western medicine for the cure of chronic spontaneous urticaria. This meta-analysis of seven RCTs showed that auriculotherapy or auriculotherapy joint treatment was significantly superior to western medicine in curing clinical signs and symptoms of chronic spontaneous urticaria (OR 2.61; 95% CI 1.54 to 4.43; p=0.0004), and also better in total effect rate (OR 3.81; 95% CI 2.07 to 7.01; p<0.0001)....
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Acupuncture is better than drugs for treating melasma

Acupuncture outperforms a popular topical medication for the treatment of melasma. Researchers from Xiamen University Affiliated Hospital (Fujian, China) conclude that acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of melasma. In a randomized parallel study, the acupuncture treatment group achieved a total efficacy rate of 82.22% and the drug control group achieved an efficacy rate of 62.50%. Patients in the acupuncture treatment group received acupuncture needling on the Yangming meridians. Patients in the control group received oral administration of vitamin C and 3% hydroquinone topical cream. Hydroquinone is a cream used to lighten dark patches of skin. The researchers conclude that...
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Acupuncture combined with cupping and circling moxibustion for 40 cases of acne

Abstract Objective To observe the clinical therapeutic effects on acne treated with the combined therapy of acupuncture, cupping and circling moxibustion. Methods At the ratio of 4:3, a total of 70 patients were randomized into an acupuncture-cupping group (40 cases) and a western medication group (30 cases). In the acupuncture-cupping group, acupuncture was used in combination with cupping and circling moxibustion. The therapy was given once every other day for totally 30 days. In the western medication group, the routine medication of minocyline capsules was prescribed, 2 times per day and 30 days were in total. Results After the treatment, the total effective rates...
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Exploring the combination and modular characteristics of herbs for alopecia treatment in traditional Chinese medicine

Abstract BACKGROUND: Although alopecia affects the quality of life, its pathogenesis is unknown, because cellular interactions in the hair follicle are complex. Several authors have suggested using herbal medicine to treat alopecia, and bioinformatics and network pharmacology may constitute a new research strategy in this regard because herbal medicines contain various chemical components. This study used association rule mining (ARM) and network analysis to analyze the combinations of medicinal herbs used to treat alopecia. METHODS: We searched Chinese, Korean, and English databases for literature about alopecia treatment, extracting the names of each herbal prescription and herb. The meridian tropism and...
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Topical herbal medicines provide additional benefit in psoriasis

Australian authors of a systematic review have concluded that topical herbal medicines (HMs) provide additional benefit to psoriasis patients when used in combination with pharmacotherapy. Eight studies met their inclusion criteria. All used multi-herb formulas, four in herbal baths, three in herbal ointments or creams and one as herbal steam. The pooled data indicated a benefit for the adding topical herbal therapy to anti-psoriatic pharmacotherapy. Experimental studies suggest that some of the herbs possess anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic and/or anti-proliferative activities. (Topical herbal medicine combined with pharmacotherapy for psoriasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Dermatol Res. 2013 Apr;305(3):179-89). Quelle:

Qing Dai ointment effective for psoriasis

A team of researchers based in China and France have found a Chinese herbal ointment to be an effective therapy for plaque-type psoriasis. Shi Du Ruan Gao (SDRG) ointment contains Qing Dai (Indigo Pulverata Levis), Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri), Duan Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum Preparatum), Lu Gan Shi, (Smithsonitum [Calamine]) and Wu Bei Zi (Galla Rhois Chinensis). In an exploratory study, 100 patients with mild to moderate chronic plaque-type psoriasis were enrolled and randomly assigned to treatment or placebo groups. Patients applied either SDRG or a placebo ointment to psoriasis lesions twice a day for eight weeks. Both objective and...
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Immune Modulation and Treatment of Human Papilloma Virus-Related Warts with Energetics of Living Systems Acupuncture

ABSTRACT Background: Cutaneous warts are small skin lesions formed as ar esult of infection by the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the lesion, viral manipulation creates a microenvironment that favors virus survival and reproduction. Most lesions eventually regress, probably as a result of a Th1-mediated immune response. However, some warts fail to regress and become persistent.  Objective: The efficacy of treatment of persistent HPV-caused warts with Energetics of Living Systems acupuncture and monitored immune system involvement was tested. Methods: Eighteen patients with persistent warts were recruited for the study; 9 received acupuncture treatment and 9 received placebo. Each patient was...
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Identifying Chinese herbal medicine network for treating acne: Implications from a nationwide database

Hsing-YuChenabc  Yi-HsuanLinabc  Yu-ChunChendef ABSTRACT Ethno-pharmacological relevance Acne is a highly prevalent inflammatory skin disease which causes patients great psychological stress, especially teenagers. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is commonly used to treat acne with personalized but complicated prescriptions. The aim of this study is to determine a CHM network and core CHM treatments for acne by analyzing a nationwide database. Materials and methods From January 1st to December 31st, 2011, all CHM prescriptions made for acne (ICD-9-CM code: 706.0 or 706.1) were included in this study. Visits with acupuncture, manual therapy or other treatment modalities were excluded, and CHM visits with other diagnoses...
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Herbal formula better than usual care for dermatitis

A Chinese herbal formula, Pei Tu Qing Xin Tang (PTQXT) is effective for decreasing disease severity and improving quality of life (QOL) in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). PTQXT is composed of nine herbs: Tai Zi Shen (Radix Pseudostellariae), Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae), Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis), Xin Cao (Medulla Junci), Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri), Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis), Shan Yao (RhizomaDioscoreae), Mu Li (Concha Ostreae) and Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae). Chinese researchers recruited 275 patients who were randomised to receive a 12-week treatment involving either PTQXT only, PTQXT plus external application of a Chinese herbal...
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Gingko extract has potential as psoriasis treatment

Iranian authors reviewing the currently available literature suggest that an extract of Gingko biloba (GB, pinyin: Bai Guo Ye) has the potential to be effective against psoriasis. Ginkgo has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a variety of health conditions, and it is now known that its leaves contain flavonoid glycosides and terpenoids (ginkgolides, bilobalides) as active ingredients. GBE has demonstrated the ability to prevent leucocyte adhesion, an important step in the pathological process of psoriasis, which leads to accumulation of these cells in tissues affected by psoriatic lesions. It can also inhibit the action of various...
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Facial acupuncture can decrease melasma

A small study carried out in Thailand suggests that facial acupuncture, with or without body acupuncture, may be effective in decreasing the size of melasma (hyperpigmented skin) patches. Forty-one women with melasma were randomly assigned to either facial acupuncture, or facial and body acupuncture. Each group received two acupuncture sessions per week for eight weeks. Participants who were assigned to facial acupuncture only were needled transversely from the rim toward the centre of their melasma lesions. Those in the facial/body acupuncture group were also needled at 11 body points; bilateral Hegu L.I.-4, Xuchai SP-10, Zusanli ST-36, Taichong LIV-3, Sanyinjiao SP-6...
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Chinese herbal medicine for atopic eczema

A Cochrane database systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for atopic eczema was not able to find conclusive evidence that CHM, taken orally or applied topically, could reduce the severity of eczema in children or adults. The Australian authors included 28 studies, most which were assessed to be at high risk of bias, involving a total of 2306 participants. Although some of the studies suggested a positive effect of CHM compared with placebo or conventional treatment, substantial inconsistency between studies was noted, and the authors therefore warn that any positive effect of CHM should be treated with caution. They...
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Acupuncture reduces itch and basophil activation in eczema

Results from a German pilot study show that acupuncture reduces itch intensity in patients with atopic eczema and that this correlates with reduced activation of basophils (histamine-secreting white blood cells). Ten patients with atopic eczema were randomised to acupuncture or no treatment. Mean itch intensity on a visual analog scale was rated significantly lower in the acupuncture group on day 15 (after 5 acupuncture treatments) and day 33 (after 10 acupuncture treatments). Compared with the control group, basophils from the acupuncture group showed significantly less in vitro activation following allergen stimulation, at all time points. (Effect of Acupuncture on Allergen-Induced...
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Acupuncture promising for dermatological conditions

Acupuncture shows promise as a treatment modality for dermatological conditions, according to a systematic review by authors from the USA. Twenty-four studies met their inclusion criteria, of which 16 were randomised controlled trials. In 17 of 24 studies, acupuncture showed statistically significant improvements in outcome measurements compared with placebo acupuncture, alternative treatment options and no intervention. Acupuncture was found to improve outcome measures in the treatment of dermatitis, chloasma, pruritus, urticaria, hyperhidrosis and facial elasticity. Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality in Dermatology: A Systematic Review. J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Sep;21(9):520-9 Quelle:  

Acupuncture helps with acne

Acupuncture treatment of acne vulgaris can reduce the number of inflammatory lesions and improve patients’ quality of life. Korean researchers randomised 36 subjects with moderate acne to receive acupuncture either at general acupuncture points only, or at both general acupuncture points and ah shi points twice weekly for six weeks. After 12 treatment sessions, the results showed a significant improvement from baseline in inflammatory acne lesion counts, quality of life scores and subjective symptom scores in both groups. There was no significant difference between groups. (Efficacy of ah shi point acupuncture on acne vulgaris. Acupunct Med. 2010 Sep;28(3):126-9). Quelle:

Acupuncture clears warts by initiating anti-inflammatory response

An Israeli research team has found that acupuncture may be able to help clear persistent warts by creating an anti-inflammatory immune response. Eighteen patients with persistent human papilloma virus-caused warts received either verum acupuncture or placebo treatment. Verum acupuncture was performed at Sanyinjiao SP-6, Zhangmen LIV-13, Kongzui LU-6, Zusanli ST-36, Shousanli L.I.-10, Yaoyangguan DU-3 and Zhongwan REN-12. Placebo treatment was performed with non-insertive needling at seven points on the back. Both groups received four treatment sessions, given at one-week intervals. Clinical success was defined as total clearance of all wart lesions with no recurrence for three months. In the treatment...
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Acupuncture Clears Skin Conditions

Quelle (05 JULY 2015): University of California doctors find acupuncture improves patient outcomes for the treatment of skin disorders including dermatitis, urticaria, chloasma, pruritus, and hyperhidrosis. A total of 17 out of 24 studies demonstrated that “acupuncture showed statistically significant improvements in outcome measurements compared with placebo acupuncture, alternative treatment options, and no intervention.” The doctors conclude that “the findings of this review reveal that acupuncture may improve outcome measures in the treatment of multiple dermatologic conditions, including dermatitis, chloasma, pruritus, urticaria, hyperhidrosis, and facial elasticity.” Based on the meta-analysis the doctors note, “The results of this review support acupuncture...
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Acupuncture as good as drugs for acute herpetic pain

An Italian RCT has found that acupuncture is as effective as standard drug treatment for acute pain in patients with herpes zoster (HZ). One hundred and two patients were randomised to receive either acupuncture (AC) or standard pharmacological treatment (ST) for four weeks. AC consisted of eight sessions of traditional Chinese acupuncture, administered twice weekly using points including Zhongwan REN-12, Guanyuan REN-4, Quchi L.I.-11, Hegu L.I.-4, Neiting ST-44, Xuehai SP-10, Xingjian LIV-2, Neiguan P-6. Both interventions were judged to be largely effective, with no significant differences observed between groups in terms of response rates or pain scores. Incidence of post-herpetic...
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Acupuncture And Herbs Regenerate Hair For Alopecia Areata Patients

Quelle (26 JULY 2015): Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with the herbal formula Huoxue Shengfa is safe and effective for alleviating alopecia areata. This condition is a type of hair loss typically characterized by round bald patches. In recent clinical experiments, 62 outpatient cases with alopecia areata were randomly and evenly distributed into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group was treated with acupuncture combined with Huoxue Shengfa decoction. The control group received treatment with acupuncture combined with Compound Glycyrrhizin tablets. The 31 outpatients from the treatment group consisted of 16 male and 15 female patients ranging...
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Acupuncture reduces allergic itching

Acupuncture can significantly reduce itching in patients with atopic eczema. A German study has investigated the effect of acupuncture on type I hypersensitivity itch and skin reaction in a crossover RCT. An allergen stimulus was applied to the skin of 30 patients with atopic eczema before (direct approach) and after (preventive approach) the following treatments: acupuncture at Quchi L.I.-11 and Xuehai SP-10 (verum acupuncture, VA), sham acupuncture at non-acupuncture points (placebo acupuncture, PA), or no acupuncture (NA). Subjective itch intensity was recorded using a visual analogue scale and an itch questionnaire (IQ). Objective measurements of wheal and flare size and...
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