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Studien zum Thema Psyche und Befindlichkeitsstörungen

Wen Dan Tang helpful in schizophrenia

The Chinese herbal formula Wen Dan Tang (WDT) may be helpful for people with schizophrenia, according to a Cochrane Database systematic review by Chinese authors who analysed 15 randomised trials involving 1437 participants. The results showed that WDT may have some beneficial effects on short-term global outcomes and mental state in people with schizophrenia, compared to placebo or no treatment. WDT was found to be non-inferior to antipsychotic drugs (such as chlorpromazine or risperidone) for global outcomes and mental state, and was associated with fewer side-effects. When WDT was combined with a low dose of antipsychotic medication, positive effects on...
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Painless Laser Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation

Abstract Objective: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in healthcare is based on the holistic concept of smooth energy flow. The energy helps maintain the circulation of Blood and bodily processes. An efficient supply of consistent energy and good circulation helps support the body’s homeostasis. In therapeutics, low-level laser energy can be transferred to the body (via the auricle) to activate or maintain homeostasis through specifically appropriate auricular sites. The goal of this research was to track the effects of painless laser acupuncture (PLA) on a group of highly motivated patients who wanted to quit smoking. Materials and Methods: Executives in their...
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Tracking and Evaluating the Immediate Stress-Reducing Effect of Ear Acupuncture Through Prolactin Levels and Meridian Diagnostics: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Controlled Study

ABSTRACT Background: Although the 5-point acudetox National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol was developed to treat addictions, it has always been assumed that the healing capacities of this method go far beyond that application. Objective: The purpose of this research was to evaluate if the 5-point acudetox ear acupuncture protocol has an immediate stress (prolactin; PRL)–reducing effect and, if so, if the effect is more significant than social support and informal supportive conversation. Materials and Methods: A randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial was conducted at the Sze ´chenyi Health Center in Budapest, Hungary. Forty-four patients were included in the study: 22...
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Rapid Onset of the Effects of Combined Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Electroacupuncture on Primary Depression: A Meta-Analysis

ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and electroacupuncture therapies for the early treatment of primary depression. Methods: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were analyzed to compare therapy combining SSRIs and electroacupuncture to SSRI therapy alone. The RCTs were identified by searching, among others, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, the Chongqing VIP database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, WANFANG DATA, and the Chinese Biological Medical Literature Database. Scores from Self-Rated Depression Scale (SDS), the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD), the Side Effect Rating Scale (SERS), and the Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale...
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Penetration needling on complementary acupoints for insomnia

ABSTRACT Objective To observe the comparison of the clinical efficacy between penetration needling from Nèiguān (PC 6) to Wàiguān (TE 5) and western medicine estazolam for insomnia. Methods Sixty insomnia patients were divided into 2 groups according to the random number table, 30 cases in each group. Penetration needling from PC 6 to TE 5 was mainly adopted in acupuncture group for once a day, 5 times a week, and treatment for 4 weeks was 1 course of treatment. Estazolam was orally given in medicine group before sleep every night in a dosage of 1 mg per time, and treatment...
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Ohrakupunktur bei Schlafstörungen

Kleine Nadeln, große Wirkung: Eine Insomnie ist dann behandlungsbedürftig, wenn neben dem gestörten Nachtschlaf das Befinden am Tag stark beeinträchtigt ist. Da schlaffördernde, chemische Substanzen schnell abhängig machen können, sind Alternativen wie die Ohrakupunktur gefragt. Als Insomnie bezeichnet man Schwierigkeiten beim Einschlafen, Störungen des Durchschlafens sowie vorzeitiges Erwachen. Umfragen zufolge leiden ca. 25% der Erwachsenen an Schlafstörungen, über 10% erleben ihren Schlaf häufig oder dauerhaft als nicht erholsam. Nur bei einem geringem Teil der Betroffenen sind spezifische Krankheitsursachen bekannt, wie zum Beispiel Stress oder seelische Probleme. Auch langes Arbeiten und geistige Anstrengungen kurz vor der Nachtruhe, Alkoholmissbrauch, Lärm, ein unregelmäßiger...
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Herbs for Anxiety

ABSTRACT The many herbal options for patients with anxiety are discussed, focusing initially on Piper methysticum (kava) as one of the most well-researched options in this setting. The unstudied, but clinically as effective (and much more palatable), Pedicularis spp. (lousewort) are also discussed. Other nervine herbs including Lavandula angustifolia (true lavender), L. latifolia (spike or Portuguese lavender), Lavandula x intermedia (lavandin, Dutch lavender), L. stoechas (Spanish lavender), Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile), and Passiflora incarnata (passionflower) are reviewed (and a table of other nervines is provided). Three formulas, including mixtures of nervines, Ze 185, Euphytose, and Yı`Qı`YaˇngXı ¯n (Replenish Qi and Nourish...
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Ginseng as a Treatment for Fatigue: A Systematic Review

ABSTRACT Background: Millions of people with chronic illness suffer from fatigue. Fatigue is a complex, multidimensional symptom with poorly understood causes, wide variations in severity among individuals, and negative effects on multiple domains of daily life. Many patients with fatigue report the use of herbal remedies. Ginseng is one of the most widely used because it is believed to improve energy, physical and emotional health, and well-being. Objective: To systematically review the published evidence to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the two types of Panax ginseng (Asian [Panax ginseng] and American [Panax quinquefolius]) as treatments for fatigue. Design: PubMed, CINAHL (Cumulative Index...
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Efficacy and Safety of Auricular Therapy for Depression

ABSTRACT Background: Researchers have found applications for auricular therapy (AT) for treating depression. There is, however, a lack of comprehensive evaluation of AT’s effects and safety. Objective: The objective of this review was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AT for treating depression. Methods: Ten databases were used to search for randomized controlled and quasi-randomized controlled trials relating to AT and depression. Related available articles up to January 2016 were used for the research. Rev Man 5.2 software was used for data analysis with the effect estimate presented as relative risk and mean difference with a 95% confidence interval....
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Effektive Behandlung von depressionsbedingten Schlafstörungen durch Akupunktur

In dem systematischen Review mit Meta-Analyse von Dong et al. (2017) wurde der Effekt von Akupunktur auf die Behandlung von Schlafstörungen bei Menschen mit Depressionen anhand von 18 randomisierten, kontrollierten Studien untersucht. Die Ergebnisse zeigten, dass Akupunktur im Vergleich zu westlicher Medizin zu signifikanten Verbesserungen im Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) führte. Außerdem hatte die Kombination von Akupunktur mit westlicher Medizin im Vergleich zur alleinigen Anwendung von westlicher Medizin einen besseren Effekt auf die Verbesserung der Schlafqualität und einen größeren Effekt auf die Verbesserung des Depressionsausmaßes. Original Titel: The Efficacy of Acupuncture for Treating Depression-Related Insomnia Compared with a Control...
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Effect of acupuncture treatment on smoking cessation in smokers from Hong Kong

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of smokers treated with acupuncture for smoking cessation in Hong Kong. METHODS: A total of 2051 subjects were recruited in a clinical pilot research project “acupuncture for smoking cessation”, which was conducted jointly by Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and Hong Kong Pok Oi Hospital from January of 2011 to December of 2013. The characteristics of study subjects, including baseline information, smoking background, intention to quit and influencing factorswereanalyzed. RESULTS: The majority of subjects treated with acupuncture for smoking cessation in Hong Kong was male (66.7%), but the proportion...
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Curative effect of acupuncture on quality of life in patient with depression: a clinical randomized single-blind placebo-controlled study

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the quality of life in patients with depression by clinical randomized single-blind placebo-controlledstudy. METHODS: one hundred and sixty-three cases of depression according with the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into a group of acupuncture dredging liver and regulating flow of theosophy (group 1), a group of acupoint shallow stab (group 2) and a group of non-acupoint shallow stab (group 3) at 1∶1∶1 ratio, and treated with acu puncture, moxibustion, and intradermal embedding of needle, twice a week, for a total of 12 weeks. Scale of Quality of Life (SF-36) was used...
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Burnout: Starkes Nervenkostüm durch Rosenwurz

Wie eine dreimonatige Behandlung mit Rhodiola rosea-Extrakt das Stressempfinden, die krankheitsspezifischen Beschwerden und die psychosoziale Situation von Patienten mit stressbedingtem Burnout-Syndrom verbessern kann, zeigt eine vorläufige, explorative Studie. Jeder fünfte aller Erwerbstätigen klagt über Burnout oder durchlebt Burnout-ähnliche Phasen. Das erstmals 1974 vom amerikanischen Psychotherapeuten Herbert J. Freudenberger beschriebene Burnout-Syndrom tritt hauptsächlich als Folge einer zunehmenden Arbeitsverdichtung sowie erhöhtem Erwartungsdruck auf. Bei vielen Arbeitnehmern verursacht diese zunehmende Arbeitsbelastung kontinuierlichen psychischen Stress aufgrund chronischer Überforderung. Typische Symptome eines Burnout äußern sich in starken Erschöpfungszuständen, Depression, Angst und Schlafstörungen, die in körperlichen Leiden wie Rücken-, Magen- oder Kopfschmerz bis zum Herzinfarkt resultieren...
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Acupuncture reduces stress at university

An American group has found that acupuncture can significantly and persistently reduce stress in university students and staff. Their study included 111 participants with high self-reported stress levels who either studied or worked at a large urban university. Participants were randomised into a verum or sham acupuncture group, and both groups received treatment once a week for 12 weeks. The treatment group received needling at a predetermined set of points: Baihui DU-20, Yintang,  Shanzhong REN-17, Qihai REN-6, unilateral Shenmen HE-7, Neiguan P-6, Hegu L.I.-4, LIV-3 and Zusanli ST-36, plus auricular points Shen Men, Liver, Point Zero and Heart. The control...
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Acupuncture Outperforms Drug For Insomnia Relief

Acupuncture is effective for insomnia relief. Research published by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University finds acupuncture more effective than a powerful sleep drug for improving sleep duration, quality, latency, efficiency, and daytime functioning. Acupuncture achieved a 92.9% total effective rate and the drug zopiclone achieved a 67.9% total effective rate. [1] Zopiclone is a central nervous system depressant used for helping patients fall asleep and maintaining sleep throughout the night. The Zhejiang Chinese Medical University research indicates that acupuncture is more effective than zopiclone for improving these sleep parameters. Zopiclone is limited to short-term use because patients develop tolerance or dependence,...
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Acupuncture or Acupressure on Yintang (EX-HN 3) for Anxiety: A Preliminary Review

ABSTRACT Background: Anxiety is a very common psychiatric symptom and can also occur in many physical conditions. Due to the limitations of conventional pharmacotherapy, the discovery of nonpharmacologic treatments that alleviate anxiety effectively is clinically important. Yintang (EX-HN 3), an acupoint located between the eyebrows, is known to have a mentally stabilizing effect in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Objectives: This preliminary review was conducted to investigate the current state of studies using acupressure or acupuncture on EX-HN 3 alone for anxiety, and to explore ways to apply this in clinical settings and future research, including systematic reviews and clinical trials. Materials and Methods: The authors searched...
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Acupuncture improves depressed mood and sleep quality

A team of Chinese investigators has found that acupuncture can improve mood and sleep quality in patients with depression. One hundred and forty subjects with clinical insomnia were randomised to one of two acupuncture protocols; standard (Hegu LIV-3, Yintang M-HN-3 and Baihui DU-20) or augmented (adding Lieque LU-7 and KID-6 with intradermal needles for sustained treatment). Participants received two sessions weekly for six weeks, with follow-up at ten weeks. Better sleep and depression scores were observed in the augmented protocol group compared with standard acupuncture at all time points measured. Randomized single-blind multicenter trial comparing the effects of standard and...
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Acupuncture helpful for perimenopausal insomnia

Chinese investigators have found that acupuncture can contribute to a clinically relevant improvement in perimenopausal insomnia (PMI), both subjectively and objectively. Seventy-six perimenopausal women with insomnia received ten sessions of acupuncture at bilateral Shenshu BL-23 and Ganshu BL-18 with unilateral Qimen LIV-14 and Jingmen GB-25, or placebo needling at the same acupoints, over a three week period. After treatment, the decrease from baseline in sleep quality and insomnia severity scores was significantly greater in the acupuncture group compared with the placebo group. Acupuncture treatment also significantly improved sleep efficiency and total sleep time, and was associated with less waking after...
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Acupuncture for depression

ABSTRACT Background Depression is recognised as a major public health problem that has a substantial impact on individuals and on society. People with depression may consider using complementary therapies such as acupuncture, and an increasing body of research has been undertaken to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression. This is the second update of this review. Objectives To examine the effectiveness and adverse effects of acupuncture for treatment of individuals with depression. To determine: Whether acupuncture is more effective than treatment as usual/no treatment/wait list control for treating and improving quality of life for individuals...
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Acupuncture effective for insomnia

One of the largest randomised controlled trials on acupuncture for insomnia has found it to be effective and safe. Researchers from Hong Kong randomised 224 subjects with insomnia to acupuncture alone (bilateral Sishencong M-HN-1, Anmian M-HN-54, Neiguan P-6, Shenmen HE-7 and Sanyinjiao SP-6 and ear Shenmen, plus Yintang M-HN-3 and Baihui DU-20, acupuncture plus auricular acupressure (Shenmen, Heart, Kidney, Liver, Spleen, Occiput and Subcortex), or a waitlist control. There was no significant difference between acupuncture and the combination treatment for any measured outcomes. However, both treatments were significantly better than waitlist in reducing insomnia (with moderate to large effect size),...
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Acupuncture as good as nicotine replacement for smoking cessation

A Chinese research team has found acupuncture to be as effective as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for helping people quit tobacco smoking. Although a total of 300 participants were recruited, the dropout rate was high (35 per cent) and so only 195 participants finished the trial. Participants were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture (Baihui DU-20, Lieque LU-7, Hegu L.i.-4, Zusanli ST-36, Sanyinjiao SP-6, Taichong LIV-3, Yintang M-HN-3 Neiguan P-6), auricular acupressure or NRT for a total of eight weeks, with follow-up at 16 weeks. The abstinence rate was 43 per cent at 24 weeks in the acupuncture group, which was...
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Acupuncture and Moxibustion have Different Effects on Fatigue by Regulating the Autonomic Nervous System: A Pilot Controlled Clinical Trial

In order to investigate the different effects of acupuncture and moxibustion on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and alterations in the autonomic nervous system by measuring heart rate variability (HRV). Forty-five participants were recruited and randomly divided into 3 groups using a randomization schedule. The control group (CG, n = 15) and the acupuncture group (AG, n = 15) were treated by manipulation acupuncture, and the moxibustion group (MG, n = 15) was treated by indirect moxibustion. Primary outcomes were the scores of the Fatigue Assessment Instrument (FAI). Secondary outcomes were the HRV parameters which can reflect activity of the autonomic...
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