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“Four Gates” treatment normalises GI motility

An experimental study had found that acupuncture at the ‘Four Gates’ (Siguan) can normalise accelerated gastrointestinal (GI) motility. In a Korean experiment, 21 healthy male subjects were randomly allocated to either a real acupuncture group (needled at bilateral Hegu L.I.-4 and Taichong LIV-3) or a sham acupuncture group (needled at non-acupoints two to three centimetres lateral from Hegu L.I.-4 and Taichong LIV-3). In order to induce excessive and accelerated GI motility, subjects were administered the drug mosapride citrate for two days, starting 24 hours before the first acupuncture treatment. All participants were also administered radioisotope markers immediately before the first...
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ACUPUNCTURE & THE GASTRIC SPHINCTER

Now a study has shown that electrical non-needle stimulation of Neiguan P-6 can reduce the rate of LES relaxation by 40%. Fourteen healthy (no heartburn) volunteers were treated either at Neiguan P-6 or a sham point on the hip. A separate study ruled out endorphins or enkephalins as the mechanism of action of the point stimulation by giving the volunteers naloxone, which blocks the effect of these chemicals. (Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol, 2005; 289: G197-G201). Quelle: www.jcm.co.uk

Acupuncture Alleviates GERD And Heartburn

Researchers demonstrate that acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of GERD and associated gastrointestinal diseases. Researchers conclude that acupuncture significantly reduces instances of heartburn, acid regurgitation, chest pain, and indigestion. Additionaly, the acupuncture and electroacupuncture techniques used to achieve the positive patient outcomes are easily implemented in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Acupuncture alleviates gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Based on research, investigators conclude that acupuncture produces positive patient outcomes for patients with a special type of GERD, called non-erosive reflux disease (NERD). The researchers determined that acupuncture is successful in the treatment of NERD and associated esophageal dysmotility (Liu et...
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Acupuncture and Herbs Alleviate Ascites Due To Liver Cirrhosis

Researchers find acupuncture and herbal medicine effective for the reduction of abdominal fluid retention due to liver cirrhosis. Researchers document that acupuncture combined with moxibustion and herbal medicine enhance the effectiveness of drug therapy for patients with cirrhotic ascites (CA). Patient benefits include reduced fluid retention, improved liver function, and lower relapse rates. In addition, hospitalization durations are significantly reduced. Let’s take a look at the results and how they are achieved. Acupuncture plus moxibustion is a potent modality of therapeutic care for the alleviation of cirrhotic ascites. Researchers tested the efficacy of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) approach to...
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Acupuncture Anti-Inflammatory Crohn’s Disease Discovery

Acupuncture reduces intestinal inflammation in patients with Crohn’s disease, reverses tissue damage, and improves the quality of life. Until now, how acupuncture achieves these results has gone unanswered. Researchers sought to solve this mystery and came up with concrete answers. With the help of immunohistochemistry, researchers discovered how acupuncture works for these patients. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal obstructions, abdominal masses, fatigue, nausea, mouth ulcers, and many other disruptions of the gastrointestinal system. Demographically, it disproportionately affects Scandinavians and Ashkenazim Jewish people. Crohn’s disease often affects the colon, anus, and terminal ileum...
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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Gastritis Relief

Acupuncture relieves gastritis and is more effective than the drug ranitidine, an antihistamine. Researchers from Chenzhou First People’s Hospital investigated the efficacy of acupuncture and ranitidine for the treatment of chronic gastritis, a digestive disorder characterized by inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis causes indigestion with burning pain of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, bloating, hiccups, or tarry stools. The results of the investigation reveal that acupuncture produces significantly greater positive patient outcomes than the antihistamine medication. Acupuncture is more effective than ranitidine for reducing or eliminating gastric mucosal lesions and inflammation for patients with chronic gastritis. Gastroscopy confirms that acupuncture...
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Acupuncture Beats Steroids For Severe Hiccups

Researchers find acupuncture effective and safe for the treatment of intractable hiccups (IH). In a controlled clinical trial, a total of 60 patients were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group. The treatment group received acupuncture therapy and the control group received antitussive, anesthetic, and glucocorticoid medications. The total effective rate of the acupuncture treatment group was 93.3%. The total effective rate for the drug control group was 73.3%. The total effective rate reflects all patients achieving significant positive patient outcomes. Perhaps more importantly, acupuncture produced a significantly higher complete recovery rate. Acupuncture produced a 73.33% recovery...
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Acupuncture Benefits Digestion, Stops Burning Pain

Hunan University of Chinese Medicine researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (indigestion). Results from the investigation demonstrate that acupuncture is effective for alleviating upper abdominal pain and burning, nausea, and belching. In a semi-protocolized clinical trial, two primary acupuncture points were proven effective for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (abdominal discomfort or pain with no known organic cause identifiable with endoscopy). Electroacupuncture and manual acupuncture techniques were used to obtain treatment success. The total effective rates were 91.3% for upper abdominal pain, 90.62% for postprandial excess fullness, 95.45% for premature fullness, 93.33% for upper abdominal burning...
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Acupuncture Eases Gallbladder Attacks

Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the clinical effective rate of the drug cefodizime for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). Xining Haihu Hospital researchers combined acupuncture with standard drug therapy. Patients receiving both drug therapy and acupuncture in a combined treatment protocol had superior patient outcomes compared with patients using only drug therapy. The drug control group achieved a total effective rate of 50.0%. The acupuncture plus drug treatment group achieved a total effective rate of 98.0%. The addition of acupuncture to the administration of cefodizime increases the total effective rate by 48%. The...
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Acupuncture eases pain of rectal distension

A Hong Kong study has found that electroacupuncture can reduce the discomfort of rectal distension, suggesting that it may be useful during colonoscopy procedures. Forty subjects scheduled for a colonoscopy were randomised to receive 45 minutes of either electroacupuncture (EA) or sham electroacupuncture (SA) (using a short stud instead of a needle) at Hegu L.I.-4, Neiguan P-6 and Zusanli ST-36. A balloon catheter attached to a barostat machine was then inserted into the subjects’ rectum. Colorectal discomfort after each incremental pressure (4 mmHg) rise was assessed by visual analog and a four-point subjective discomfort scale. Blood beta-endorphin level was measured...
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Acupuncture for the treatment of functional constipation

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of functional constipation (FC). METHODS The literature was searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture with medical treatment; no medical treatment, placeboacupuncture, and sham acupuncture in patients with FC were searched. Data were extracted by two independent reviewers using standard data extraction forms. Risk of bias for each RCT was assessed using a modified Oxford 5-point quality scale. Data were pooled according to intervention andtreatmentcourse.Parametersevaluatedincluded effectiveness/invalidity, Cleveland Clinic score (CCS), colontransittime (CTT) and adverse effects. RESULTS Nineteen studies involving 1679 participants were eligible for inclusion; of these studies, 16...
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Acupuncture Found Effective For irritable bowel syndrome

Investigators find acupuncture effective for the treatment of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). In a controlled study, Yiwu Central Hospital researchers conclude that acupuncture has a 90.7% total effective rate for IBS-D patients. Perhaps more importantly, acupuncture produces a 34.9% complete recovery rate. The total recovery rate accounts for all patients showing significant improvements and the complete recovery rate is a quantitative measure of all patients cured of IBS-D by acupuncture therapy. Results were determined from both subjective and objective data. Subjectives were based on improvements in bowel movement frequency, shape, texture, and consistency. Subjectives also included measures of abdominal discomfort,...
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Acupuncture Found Effective for Obesity Reduction

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obesity. Results were obtained by implementing a protocolized body acupuncture point prescription without a diet or exercise program. [1] In a five week clinical trial, patients receiving acupuncture achieved a 2.9 kg mean weight loss and the decrease in mean BMI (body mass index) was 1.43. The laboratory findings, including serum levels of insulin, leptin, ghrelin, and cholecystokinin are consistent with the results. The controlled study documents that sham acupuncture does not produce significant positive patient outcomes, only true acupuncture achieves clinical results. Based on the evidence, the hospital researchers conclude that...
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Acupuncture Helps Crohn’s Disease Patients

Acupuncture and moxibustion successfully alleviate Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. Research published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology finds acupuncture combined with moxibustion effective in the treatment of Crohn’s disease. Subjective and objective findings confirm the results; both laboratory results and patient symptoms demonstrate significant improvements. Crohn’s disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an inflammatory disease of the intestines affecting the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Symptoms include abdominal bloating and pain, nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers, weight loss, eye disorders, arthritis, fever, loss of appetite, chronic bloody or watery diarrhea, dermatological disorders, iron deficiency anemia and fatigue....
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Acupuncture helps restore bowel function after surgery

Clinicians in Hong Kong have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment reduces both the duration of post-operative ileus (POI – hypomotility of the gastrointestinal tract following surgery) and length of hospital stay following laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. In a prospective study, 165 cancer patients undergoing laparoscopy were assigned randomly to three groups, who received EA or sham acupuncture once daily from postoperative days one to four, or no acupuncture. The acupoints Zusanli ST-26, Sanyinjiao SP-6, Hegu L.I.-4 and Zhigou SJ-6 were used. Patients who received EA demonstrated a significantly shorter time to defecation than patients who received no acupuncture (85.9...
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Acupuncture helps with faecal incontinence

A Brazilian pilot study suggests that acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with faecal incontinence. Eighteen adults reporting more than six months of daily faecal incontinence symptoms underwent 10 weekly sessions of acupuncture. Twenty-two needles were applied at each treatment to the same preselected points, chosen according to TCM theory (Quchi L.I.-1, Neiguan P-6, Shangiuxu ST-37, Yinlingquan SP-9, Weizhong BL-54, Fuliu K-7, Shuifen REN-9, Qihai REN-6, Zhongji REN-3, Zhangmen LIV-13, Shenshu BL-23, Dachangshu BL-25, Ciliao BL-32, Taiyuan LU-9, Waiguan SJ-5, Sanyinjiao SP-6, Zhiyin BL-67, Dadu SP-2, Linqi GB-41). After 10 acupuncture sessions all patients reported an...
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Acupuncture improves insulin sensitivity in diabetes

Preliminary Chinese research suggests that combining acupuncture with metformin treatment may be more effective than metformin alone for improving weight loss and insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thirty-nine diabetic participants received metformin alone or metformin plus electro-acupuncture (EA) and auricular acupuncture (AA). Ten body acupoints were needled (Zhongwan REN-12, Tianshu ST-25, Zusanli ST-36, Sanyinjiao SP-6, Shuifen REN-9, Hegu L.I.-4, Daheng SP-15, Shuidao ST-28, Quchi L.I.-11 and Qihai REN-6, with electric current applied to eight needles), along with six ear points (Sanjiao, Hunger, Stomach, Shenmen, Endocrine and Spleen). Acupuncture was carried out 10 times (every other day)...
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Acupuncture Lowers High Cholesterol

Acupuncture reduces cholesterol. Researchers measured the effects of needling acupuncture point ST40 (Fenglong) on plasma cholesterol levels. In a laboratory experiment, electroacupuncture successfully downregulated LDL cholesterol. Simultaneously, electroacupuncture downregulated several proinflammatory macrophages linked to dyslipidemia: MCP-1, ICAM-1, IL-1gamma. The researchers conclude that electroacupuncture at ST40 downregulates plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and proinflammatory macrophages in cases of hyperlipidemia. A related laboratory experiment reveals similar findings. Zhang, et. al., conclude that electroacupuncture lowers levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in cases of high cholesterol. Acupuncture points LI11 (Quchi), CV12 (Zhongwan) and ST40 effectively lowered LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides. Nitric Oxide...
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Acupuncture normalises brain connectivity in functional dyspepsia

Brain connectivity, which is altered in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), appears to become more like that of healthy controls following acupuncture treatment. Chinese researchers compared data from eight FD patients with ten healthy controls. Two main acupoints, Zusanli ST-36 and Taixi KID-3, were used, with additional acupoints including Zulinqi GB-41, Neiguan P-6 and Shenmen HE-7 employed based on symptom pattern. Treatment was implemented once every other day, three to four times a week, for one month. Patients showed significant improvements in FD signs and symptoms after acupuncture treatment. The investigators also identified sub-portions of brain networks that had shown...
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Acupuncture Outmatches Drug For IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are found effective for the alleviation of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Two independent investigations confirm that acupuncture, as a standalone therapy, or acupuncture combined with the herbal formula Si Shen Wan (Four Miracle Pill) is safe and effective. Additionally, investigators confirm that acupuncture is more effective than loperamide, a synthetic opiate used to control diarrhea by inhibiting peristalsis (wavelike intestinal constriction and relaxation). Heilongjiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital researchers determined that acupuncture, as a standalone therapy, produces a 92.19% total effective rate for the treatment of IBS. A group receiving loperamide plus Si Shen Wan...
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Acupuncture Plus Herbs Beats Acid Reflux Drug

Acupuncture plus herbal medicine outperforms omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid) for the treatment of acid reflux. Often referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, or reflux esophagitis, acid reflux occurs when stomach acid reverses direction and enters the esophagus, causing inflammation, heartburn (burning pain), regurgitation of acid into the throat or mouth, nausea, or bloating. Acupuncture plus herbs was more effective than drug therapy in both the short and long-term. In addition, acupuncture plus herbal medicine had a lower relapse rate. In research conducted at the Hebei Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture plus herbs produced an 89.7% total effective rate,...
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Acupuncture Regulates Insulin And Glucose In Diabetics

Acupuncture regulates glucose levels in diabetics and improves the performance of metformin, an oral diabetes medication. Combining electroacupuncture with metformin improves glucose lowering performance and regulation of insulin secretion. As a result of recent findings, researchers conclude that a combination of electroacupuncture with an insulin sensitiser may be a new treatment for type 2 diabetes. Liao et al. conducted a laboratory investigation on the effects of electroacupuncture and metformin on insulin resistant rats. The researchers comment that their investigation design is a humane model in that the rats need not be killed at the completion of the experiment. Blood samples, insulin...
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Akupunktur erzielt besseren Langzeiteffekt als Laxantien bei funktioneller Obstipation

Laut einer klinischen Mulitcenterstudie, durchgeführt in China, hat Akupunktur eine länger anhaltende Wirkung in der Behandlung von funktioneller Obstipation (Verstopfung ohne medizinische Ursache) als die Therapie mit Laxantien. Insgesamt wurden 475 Patienten mit funktioneller Obstipation in 3 Gruppen unterteilt. Die erste erhielt eine tiefe Akupunktur am Punkt Magen 25, die zweite Gruppe eine oberflächliche Akupuntur am selben Punkt und die dritte erhielt täglich Lactulose. Beide Akupunkturgruppen (tiefe und oberflächliche) erhielten über vier Wochen fünf x pro Woche  Akupunktur, während die Laxantiengruppe täglich über 16 Wochen Lactulose zu sich nahm. Während der ersten vier Wochen nahm die Stuhlfrequenz in allen drei...
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Blutzucker und Cholesterin im Griff mit Chinesischer Jujube

Jujuba-Tee plus Diät erweist sich als effiziente Maßnahme zur Regulierung diabetesspezifischer Werte Seit über 2500 Jahren wird die Frucht des Jujube-Baums (Ziziphus jujuba), auch als Chinesische Dattel bekannt, in China für gesundheitliche Zwecke eingesetzt. Die roten Jujube-Früchte werden traditionell, je nach Indikation in frischer oder getrockneter Form, als Teeaufguss, Wein oder Sirup bei Beschwerden wie Stresszuständen, Appetit- und Schlaflosigkeit, Verdauungsproblemen, Herzrhythmusstörungen und erhöhtem Blutdruck verabreicht. Bisher existieren nur vereinzelte wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zu den gesundheitlichen Effekten der chinesischen Jujube; diese zeigten unter anderem positive Tendenzen bei Hautkrebs und Haarausfall. Da die Jujube-Frucht neben zahlreichen Vitaminen und Mineralien sowie pflanzlichen Inhaltsstoffen wie...
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Chinese herbal formula heals diabetic ulcers

A herbal formula has been shown to heal diabetic foot ulcers and help to prevent amputations. Researchers from Hong Kong conducted a randomised, placebo-controlled trial involving 80 patients with diabetic ulcers. All patients received standard treatment (adequate diabetic control, antibiotics and daily wound dressing) plus either herbal medicine or a placebo drink, twice daily for four weeks. The herbal medicine used granules made from a boiled decoction of twelve herbs, including Huang Qi (Astragali Radix) Sheng Di Huang (Rehmanniae Radix) and Bai Zhu (Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma). After four weeks of treatment, 18 patients had not shown satisfactory improvement (ulcer remained...
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Chinese herbs reduce progression to diabetes

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines can slow the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes according to a study from China. “…” The herbal formula known as ‘Tianqi capsule’, which contains 10 Chinese herbs (Huang Qi [Astragali Radix], Huang Lian [Coptidis Rhizoma], Tian Hua Fen [Trichosanthis Radix], Nu Zhen Zi [Ligustri Lucidi Fructus], Tie Pi Shi Hu [Dendrobii Caulis], Ren Shen [Ginseng Radix], Di Gu Pi [Lycii Cortex], Mo Han Lian [Ecliptae Herba], Wu Bei Zi [Galla Chinensis] and Shan Zhu Yu [Corni Fructus]) is widely used in China for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A multi-centre RCT enrolled 420...
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Comparison of acupuncture and other drugs for chronic constipation: A network meta-analysis

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and side effects of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and drugs in the treatment of chronic constipation. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effects of acupuncture and drugs for chronic constipation were comprehensively retrieved from electronic databases (such as PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, CNKI, Wanfang Database, VIP Database and CBM) up to December 2017. Additional references were obtained from review articles. With quality evaluations and data extraction, a network meta-analysis (NMA) was performed using a random-effects model under a frequentist framework. A total of 40 studies (n = 11032) were included:...
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Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Subclinical Hypothyroid Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

ABSTRACT Background Subclinical hypothyroidism, a thyroid disorder without obvious symptoms of thyroid deficiency, occurs in 3%–8% of the global population. Ashwagandha [Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal], a traditional medicine in Ayurveda, is often prescribed for thyroid dysfunctions. Objective This pilot study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha root extract in subclinical hypothyroid patients. Design, Setting, and Participants A prospective, randomized, double-blind, single-center placebo-controlled study was performed at Sudbhawana Hospital, Varanasi, India between May 2016 and September 2016. Fifty subjects with elevated serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels (4.5–10 μIU/L) aged between 18 and 50 were randomized in either...
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Electro-acupuncture at Zusanli ST-36 affects oesophageal motility

Electro-acupuncture (EA) at Zusanli ST-36 can affect oesophageal motility, report Brazilian investigators. Sixteen healthy volunteers underwent an oesophageal function test using high-resolution manometry. The test was performed in three phases: basal measurements, and 20 min after acupuncture stimulation of either Zusanli ST-3, or a sham point (five centimetres medial to ST-36), in a crossover design. The results showed that both verum and sham acupuncture resulted in a subtle change in the wave velocity of the oesophageal contraction pattern. Verum acupuncture at Zusanli ST-36, but not sham, was observed to significantly decrease lower esophageal sphincter (LES) resting pressure, suggesting a potential...
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Herbal formula better than drug for ulcerative colitis

A study from China suggests that Jianpi Qingchang Decoction (JQD) can be used to relieve symptoms in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). A total of 120 patients with active UC, diagnosed with the TCM pattern of Spleen deficiency and damp-heat, were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the treatment group were treated with JQD (Huang Qi [Radix Astragali], Huang Lian [Rhizoma Coptidis], Dang Shen [Radix Codonopsis], Ma Chi Xian [Herba Portulacae], Sheng Di Yu [Radix Sanguisorbae], San Qi [Radix Notoginseng] Bai Ji [Rhizoma Bletillae] Mu XIang [Radix Aucklandiae], and Sheng Gan Cao [Radix Glycyrrhizae]), while patients in control group...
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Immediate Effect of Needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) Acupuncture Point on Blood Glucose Level in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

ABSTRACT Introduction Diabetes mellitus is a major global health problem. Needling at CV-12 has reduced blood glucose level in diabetic rats. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of needling at CV-12 (Zhongwan) on blood glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Materials and Methods Forty T2DM patients were recruited and randomized into either the acupuncture group or placebo control group. The participants in the acupuncture group were needled at CV-12 (4 cun above the center of the umbilicus), and those in the placebo control group were needled at a placebo point on the right side of the abdomen (1 cun beside the CV-12). For both groups,...
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Ma Zi Ren Wan effective for constipation

A Chinese herbal formula had been found to be effective for functional constipation by a study carried out in Hong Kong. The formula Ma Zi Ren Wan (MZRW – composed of Huo Ma Ren [Fructus Cannabis], Da Huang [Radix et Rhizoma Rhei], Bai Shao [Radix Paeoniae Alba], Xing Ren [Semen Armeniacae Amarum], Zhi Shi [Fructus Aurantii Immaturus] and Hou Pu [Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis]) was first mentioned as a treatment for constipation in the Shang Han Lun (Discussion of Cold-induced Disorders). As part of a prospective, randomised controlled clinical trial, 120 subjects with functional constipation were randomised into two groups. One group received...
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Moxibustion and acupuncture repair damaged intestinal epithelium in Crohn’s

A study from China suggests that a combination of moxibustion and acupuncture can relieve inflammation and repair the damaged intestinal epithelial barrier in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Sixty patients diagnosed with mild to moderate CD were allocated to two groups. One group received the drug mesalazine (1g tablets four times daily for 12 weeks), while the other group received moxibustion combined with acupuncture (M&A). In the M&A group two sets of acupoints were used alternately – Set A: Tianshu ST-25, Qihai REN-6 and Shuifen REN-9 for moxibustion plus Zusanli ST-36, Shangjuxu ST-37, Quchi L.I.-11 and Hegu L.I.4 for acupuncture,...
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Needling Jianjing GB-21 regulates gall bladder size in cholecystitis patients

A Chinese study has used ultrasound scanning to show that acupuncture at Jianjing GB-21 can regulate the volume of the gall bladder in cholecystitis patients and improve their symptoms. Sixty patients with chronic cholecystitis were randomised to receive needling at either Jianjing GB-21 or a non-acupoint. A colour Doppler ultrasound scanner was used to detect the volume of the gall bladder before needle insertion, 15 minutes after initial acupuncture stimulation and 30 minutes after withdrawal of the needle. Following verum acupuncture, the remission rates of shoulder/back pain and stomach ache in the acupoint and non-acupoint groups were found to be...
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Red yeast rice reduces cholesterol in statin-intolerant patients

Red yeast rice (Hong Qu) may be an effective alternative treatment for people with high cholesterol who cannot tolerate statins. Sixty two patients with dyslipidemia, who had discontinued statin therapy due to muscle pain, were assigned to receive red yeast rice (1800mg) or placebo twice daily for 24 weeks. All patients were also enrolled in a 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level was significantly lower in the red yeast rice group than in the placebo group at both 12 and 24 weeks. Significant reductions were also observed for total cholesterol levels in the red yeast rice...
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Regulative effects of the acupuncture on glucose and lipid metabolism disorder in the patients of metabolic syndrome

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To observe the regulative effects of the acupuncture on glucose and lipid metabolism disorder in the patients of metabolic syndrome. METHODS Seventy-six patients of metabolic syndrome were rando-mized into an acupuncture plus western medicine group (37 cases) and a western medicine group (39 cases). In the western medicine group, the conventional western medication was used for 40 days. In the acupuncture plus western medicine group, the acupuncture was combined on the basis of the treatment as the western medicine group, the acupoints were Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), etc. Ten treatments were as one...
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Rotwurz-Salbei schützt das Herz

Diabetes-Patienten mit koronarer Herzkrankheit könnten profitieren Rotwurzel-Salbei könnte das Risiko für Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen senken. Besonders bereits betroffene Diabetes-Patienten würden profitieren. Die Herzen von Diabetes-Patienten sind besonders gefährdet, da ihr Risiko, eine Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankung zu entwickeln, erhöht ist. Chinesische Wissenschaftler haben im Rahmen einer (vorläufigen) kontrollierten Studie Hinweise auf die herzschützenden Eigenschaften des Rotwurzel-Salbeis gefunden. Der auch als Danshen bezeichnete Rotwurzel-Salbei (Salvia miltiorrhiza) stellt eine der wichtigsten Pflanzen in der Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin dar. Besonders bewährt hat sich die Wurzel dieser Unterart des Salbeis in der Behandlung von Erkrankungen des Stoffwechsels und des Herz-Kreislauf-Systems. An 62 Diabetes (Typ 2)-Patienten mit koronarer Herzkrankheit wurde...
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Sixty cases of ocular myasthenia gravis treated with acupuncture and moxibustion at extra-meridian and collateral

ABSTRACT Objective To explore effective therapeutic method for the treatment of ocular myasthenia gravis. Methods Sixty cases of ocular myasthenia gravis were selected. The acupuncture was applied at Dàzhuī  GV 14), Bihuì () GV 20), Shàngxīng ( GV 23) of Governor Vessel, and its crossing points with Yinqiao and Yangqiao Meridian, such as Jīngmíng ( BL 1), shēnmài ( BL 62), Dìcāng ( ST 4), Jūliáo ( ST 3), Chéngqì ( ST 1), etc. Besides, ginger-partition moxibustion was applied at Yángbái ( GB 14) and Sìbái (ST 2). The plum-blossom needle was applied at upper limb distribution of lung channel of hand taiyin, heart channel of hand shaoyin and pericardium channel of hand jueyin. The patients’ clinical...
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