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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effects of half puncture plus transcutaneous acupoint electric stimulation in the treatment of infantile facial paralysis. Methods A total of 60 patients with infantile facial paralysis were divided into a treatment group and a control group by the random digital table, 30 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated with half puncture plus transcutaneous acupoint electric stimulation. The control group was treated with routine acupuncture. Before and after treatment, House-Brackmann (H-B) grading was used to evaluate the sick children respectively. The total effective rates were compared between the two groups after treatment. Results After 6-course treatments, the total effective rate was 96.5% in the treatment group and 80.0% in the control group, there was a statistical difference between the two groups (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):156-159. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0841-y
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To investigate the effects of acupoint massage on cognitive function and sleep quality in elderly patients with hypertension. Methods A total of 68 elderly patients with hypertension were enrolled, and their ages were all over 60 years old. They were divided into a control group and a treatment group by simple random method, with 34 cases in each group. Patients in the control group were treated by routine psychological health guidance and sleep knowledge education, while patients in the treatment group were treated by acupoint massage on the base of the interventions given to the control group. Both of their treatment courses were 3 months. Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores and mini-mental state examination (MMSE) scores before and after treatment were recorded and compared. Results Two groups’ PSQI scores before treatment had no significant difference (P>0.05). After 3 months of treatment, their PSQI scores were statistically different (P0.05), but there was a significant difference after treatment (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):175-179. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0845-7
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of tuina manipulations on blood pressure and its variability in hypertension patients. Methods Forty hypertension patients were randomized into an observation group and a medication group, 20 cases in each group. The observation group was intervened by tuina manipulations of kidney-tonifying blood-circulating and collateralsunblocking in addition to regular medication, while the medication group was by the same medication. The 24-hour blood pressure monitoring was performed before intervention and after 3-month intervention. The blood pressure and its variability were observed and compared. Results There were no significant differences in comparing the blood pressure and blood pressure variability between the two groups before intervention (P>0.05); after 3-month intervention, the blood pressure and its variability were significantly improved in both groups (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):180-184. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0846-6
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effects of acupuncture at Yaotongdian (EX-UE 7) plus the oblique Ban-pulling manipulation for acute lumbar sprain. Methods A total of 180 patients were divided into an observation group and a control group by drawing lots. The 98 cases in the observation group were treated by puncturing Yaotongdian (EX-UE 7) plus the oblique Ban-pulling manipulation. The 82 cases in the control group were only treated by the oblique Ban-pulling manipulation. After the two groups were treated continuously for three sessions, the therapeutic effects were observed. Results In the observation group, 96 cases were cured and 2 cases were improved; the curative rate was 98.0% and the total effective rate was 100%. In the control group, 76 cases were cured, 4 cases were improved and 2 cases failed; the curative rate was 92.7% and the total effective rate was 97.6%. In comparison of the curative rate and total effective rate, the differences were not statistically significant (P>0.05). But, the curative rate after the first treatment was higher in the observation group than that in the control group, with a significant difference between the two groups (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):194-198. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0849-3
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of complex reinforcing [Shao Shan Huo (Mountain-burning Fire)] and reducing [Tou Tian Liang (Heaven-penetrating Cooling)] manipulations on motion and balance of the lower limbs in patients with subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (SCD). Methods A total of 100 SCD cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group by their visit sequence, 50 cases in each group. On the basis of Western medical treatment, cases in the observation group were also treated with acupuncture therapy plus complex reinforcing-reducing manipulation; whereas cases in the control group were only treated with the same Western medical treatment as those in the observation group. Before and 2 months after treatment, kinematic parameters including muscle force, muscle tone and range of motion of the hip and knee joints were measured. In addition, balancing parameters including the path length of center of pressure (COP), peripheral area, COP path length per unit area and rectangular area were also measured before and after treatment. Results After treatment, there were statistical intra-group differences in COP path length, peripheral area, COP path length per unit area, left-right offset, rectangular area, coefficient of stability and coefficient of weight distribution (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):189-193. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0848-4
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of tuina combine with needling distal points for pseudo-myopia in adolescents. Methods A total of 64 adolescents with pseudo-myopia were allocated into a treatment group and a control group by the random number table, 32 cases in each group (64 eyes). Cases in the treatment group were treated with tuina combined with needling distal points, whereas cases in the control group were treated with the same tuina method (manipulations, treatment area and time) as those in the treatment group. The treatment was done once a day for 10 d as a treatment course. They were treated for 3 courses and there was a 2-day interval between two courses. After 3 treatment courses, all cases were re-examined for the short-term effect on uncorrected eyesight using the logarithmic visual acuity chart and on diopter using retinophotoscopy. Results After 3 treatment courses, the visual acuity in both groups was improved. The total effective rate was 92.2% in the treatment group, versus 82.8% in the control group, showing a statistical significance (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):160-164. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0842-x
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):199-202. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0850-x
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe effects of wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) on β-endorphin (EP), nitric oxide (NO) in uterus tissue and prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α), substance P (SP) in serum of rats with primary dysmenorrhea. Methods A total of 45 non-pregnant Wistar rats were randomly divided into a control group, a model group and a WAA group, 15 rats in each group. Rats in the model group and the WAA group received continuous abdominal subcutaneous injection of Diethylstilbestrol to establish dysmenorrhea rat models. On the first day after modeling, rats in the WAA group began to receive acupuncture on Point Lower 1 and Point Lower 2, once a day for 10 d. The control group and the model group didn’t receive any treatment. Writhing latencies and frequencies were recorded. β-EP and NO in uterus tissue homogenates and PGF2α, SP in serum were detected. Results In the model group, β-EP and NO levels were the lowest among the groups, the serum PGF2α level was the highest, and serum SP level was the lowest. These measurements showed significantly difference between the model group and the control group (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):146-149. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0839-5
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of regulating Conception Vessel and unblocking Governor Vessel by acupuncture combined with tuina for cerebral infarction. Methods A total of 61 eligible cases with cerebral infarction were treated with regulating Conception Vessel and unblocking Governor Vessel by acupuncture combined with tuina, once a day, 12 d for a course. There was a 3-day interval between two courses. These cases were treated for 3 courses. Before treatment, the infarction severity was graded using neurological deficit score. The score changes and correlation between infarction severity and therapeutic efficacy were evaluated after 1, 2 and 3 courses of treatment. Results Before treatment, the neurological deficit score was (18.65±3.28), versus (13.63±3.91), (9.53±3.22) and (5.57±3.97) respectively after 1, 2 and 3 courses of treatment. When the third course was completed, 4 cases obtained almost full recovery, 33 cases obtained marked effect, 18 cases obtained improvement and 6 cases had no effect. The total effective rate was 90.2%. Conclusion Regulating Conception Vessel and unblocking Governor Vessel by acupuncture combined with tuina can substantially improve limb function in patients with hemiplegia due to cerebral infarction.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):165-170. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0843-9
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy in treating urinary retention after surgery for cervical cancer. Methods Fifty eligible patients were randomized into a treatment group and a control group by their visiting sequence, 25 in each group. The control group was intervened by indwelling urethral catheter after gynecological surgery; while the treatment group started to receive acupuncture-moxibustion and cupping treatment at the 7th day after surgery, in addition to the intervention given to the control group. The residual urine volume and total effective rate of the two groups were detected. Results After 7-day treatments, the total effective rate was 92.0% in the treatment group versus 72.0% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):203-206. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0851-9
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of skin needling plus heat-sensitive moxibustion in treating chronic facial paralysis. Methods Sixty patients with chronic facial paralysis were divided into an observation group and an acupuncture group by using the random number table, 30 in each group. Patients in the observation group were given skin needling plus heat-sensitive moxibustion; while patients in the acupuncture group were given conventional acupuncture. Results Three treatment courses later, the total effective rate was 93.3% in the observation group versus 86.7% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):185-188. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0847-5
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture combined with low-frequency electric stimulation on scissor gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Methods A total of 60 spastic cerebral palsy kids were allocated into two groups by random number table, 30 in each group. Cases in the control group were treated with physical exercise therapy, massage and hydrotherapy. Based on the therapies given to the control group, cases in the observation group were supplemented with acupuncture combined with low-frequency electric stimulation. Selected points included Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Yanglingquan (GB 34), Jiexi (ST 41), Chengshan (BL 57), Naoqing [Extra, locates at 2 cun directly above Jiexi (ST 41)] and Genping (Extra, locates at the midpoint of the line connecting medial and lateral malleolus). The treatment was done once every other day and 10 d made up a treatment course. The low-frequency electric stimulation was applied to anterior tibia, 6 times a week and 20 times made up a treatment course. Cases were treated for a total of 3 courses and there was a 15-20 d interval between two courses. The low limb functions were assessed before and after treatment using the modified Ashworth scale (MAS) and composite spasticity scale (CSS). In addition, the ankle dorsiflexion angles were measured before and after treatment. Results After treatment, the ankle dorsiflexion angles and CSS scores in the observation group were better than those in the control group, showing statistical significances (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):150-155. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0840-z
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at acupoints Baihui (GV 20), Neiguan (PC 6) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on the levels of estradiol (E2) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in serum, as well as the expression of BDNF in hippocampus in chronic depression rat models. Methods Thirty female Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups, including a normal control (NC) group, a model group and an EA group, 10 rats in each group. The depression model was established by using chronic unpredicted mild stress (CUMS), such as cold-water swimming, tail clamping, electric shock to foot, etc., combined with individual caging for 21 d. Rats in the model group and EA group were randomly exposed to one of the 9 stressors each day and caged individually. After modeling, rats in the EA group were then treated with EA at Baihui (GV 20), Neiguan (PC 6) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) once daily for 14 d, and the model group was not treated with EA but bounded in the same way as the EA group. Serum E2 was measured by radioimmunoassay and BDNF was assessed by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and the expression of BDNF in hippocampus was detected by using immunohistochemistry. Results After the stress stimulation, compared with the NC group, the model group and EA group showed a significant reduction of sucrose preference rate (P
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):141-145. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0838-6
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2015; 13(3):171-174. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0844-8
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of ginger-partitioned moxibustion on immunocytokines in patients with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CNP). Methods A total of 80 CNP patients were randomly allocated into two groups according to their visiting sequence, 40 cases in each group. Cases in the observation group were treated with oral Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Sustained Release Capsules (Harnal) (0.2 mg for each dose, one dose a day) and ginger-partitioned moxibustion at Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4), Zhongji (CV 3) and bilateral Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Pangguangshu (BL 28), Shangliao (BL 31), Ciliao (BL 32), Zhongliao (BL 33) and Xialiao (BL 34) (once a day). Cases in the control group were treated with the oral Western medication alone (same administration as those in the observation group). Cases in both groups were treated for 28 d. Before and after treatment, the CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD4+ CD25+, CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+, transforming growth factor (TGF )-β1, immunoglobulin (Ig) A, IgE, IgG and IgM were detected and scored using National Institutes of Health chronic prostatitis symptom index (NIH-CPSI). Results The total effective rate was 90.0% in the observation group, versus 72.5% in the control group, showing a statistical difference (P+, CD4+, CD8+, CD4+ CD25+, CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+, TGF-β1, IgA, IgG and IgM were significantly increased in both groups, showing statistical differences (P+, CD4+, CD8+, CD4+ CD25+, CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+, TGF-β1, IgA, IgG, IgE, IgM, total NIH-CPSI score and pain and discomfort score (P Conclusion Ginger-partitioned moxibustion can improve clinical symptoms of CNP patients by improving their immune function.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):116-120. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0833-y
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the expressions of colonic nerve growth factor (NGF) and nerve growth factor receptor (NGFR) in visceral hypersensitivity rats, and investigate the mechanisms of EA on chronic visceral hypersensitivity. Methods A total of 24 neonatal rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group and an EA group. The models of visceral hypersensitivity rats were prepared according to the method of Al-Chaer. The rats in the EA group were treated with EA at Tianshu (ST 25) and Shangjuxu (ST 37), 20 min for each time, once a day, for 7 consecutive days. After the first treatment, the observation of abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) was used to evaluate the pain threshold of visceral hypersensitivity rats. After 7-day treatments, the colonic tissue of rat was collected to test the immunohistochemistry of NGF and NGFR. Results The score of AWR in the model group was higher than that in the normal group, but the score decreased after EA treatment. The positive expressions of colonic NGF and NGFR in the model group were increased than those in the normal group (PP Conclusion The EA could up-regulate the pain threshold of visceral hypersensitivity rats, and down-regulate the expressions of colonic NGF and NGFR. The regulation of the expressions of colonic NGF and NGFR would be one of the peripheral mechanisms of EA in treating chronic visceral hypersensitivity.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):67-73. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0826-x
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):83-92. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0828-8
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of warm needling moxibustion at points on the back in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Sixty RA patients were randomized into two groups by the random number table, 30 in each group. The observation group was intervened by warm needling moxibustion at the points from the Governor Vessel on the back and Jiaji (EX-B 2) points, while the control group was by regular acupuncture. Results After intervention, the morning stiffness, joint pain index, joint swelling index and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) were significantly improved in both groups (PPP Conclusion Warm needling moxibustion at points from the Governor Vessel on the back and Jiaji (EX-B 2) points can produce a higher efficacy than regular acupuncture in treating RA.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):121-124. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0834-x
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):134-140. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0837-7
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):74-82. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0827-9