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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 study the effect of tuina combined with Jin Gui Shen Qi Decoction on lumbar spinal stenosis. Methods In the prospective study, seventy outpatients were divided into a treatment and a control group, 36 cases in the treatment group and 34 in the control group. The treatment group was treated with tuina combined with Jin Gui Shen Qi Decoction, but the control group was treated using tuina alone. The therapeutic effect was evaluated using Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score. Results No significant difference in JOA score was found between the two groups before treatment (P>0.05), but significant improvements were found in both groups after treatment and at the final follow-up (PPP Conclusion Tuina combined with Jin Gui Shen Qi Decoction was more effective than tuina alone for lumbar spinal stenosis.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):93-98. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0829-7
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):74-82. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0827-9
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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
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of triple needling plus moxibustion and Tanbo-plucking tender points in treating the third lumbar vertebra transverse process syndrome. Methods Totally 108 patients with the third lumbar vertebra transverse process syndrome were randomized into two groups, 56 cases in the observation group were intervened by triple needling method plus moxibustion and Tanbo-plucking tender points; 52 cases in the control group were by acupuncture plus moxibustion. The pain rating index (PRI), visual analogue scale (VAS), and present pain intensity (PPI) from the short-form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ) were observed before and after intervention for comparing the therapeutic efficacy. Results The total effective rate was 96.4% in the observation group versus 76.9% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (PPPP Conclusion Triple needling plus moxibustion and Tanbo-plucking tender points can produce a better efficacy in treating the third lumbar vertebra transverse process syndrome than acupuncture plus moxibustion alone, and the relapse rate is relatively low.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):99-104. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0830-1
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training on walking function after arthroscopic meniscus repair. Methods A total of 60 cases after arthroscopic meniscus repair were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group, 30 in each group. Cases in the observation group received acupuncture combined with standard rehabilitation training, whereas cases in the control group only received the standard rehabilitation training. The energy, support torque and swing torque of the knee joints in the two groups were measured and compared before treatment, after 1-month and 2-month treatments. Results Before treatment, there were no between-group significant differences in the differences of energy, support torque and swing torque of the knee joints (P>0.05). After 1-month and 2-month treatments, there were intra-group and inter-group statistical differences in these parameters (P Conclusion Acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training can increase the energy, support torque and swing torque of the knee joints of patients after arthroscopic meniscus repair and improve their walking function.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):125-128. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0835-9
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with iontophoresis of Chinese medicine for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH). Methods A total of 80 LIDH cases were randomly allocated into a treatment group and a control group by the random number table, 40 in each group. Cases in the treatment group were treated with EA combined with iontophoresis of Chinese medicine, whereas cases in the control group were treated with EA alone. Cases in both groups were treated once a day, 10 times for one course and there was a 3-day interval between two courses. The therapeutic efficacies in two groups were assessed after two courses of treatment. The short-form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ) and Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) low back pain evaluation questionnaire were used for the scoring system before treatment, after the first treatment and 2 courses of treatment. Results After two courses of treatment, the total effective rate was 95.0% in the treatment group, versus 87.5% in the control group, showing a statistical difference (PSF-MPQ in the treatment group was more significantly decreased and the JOA score in the treatment group was more significantly increased, showing statistical differences (P Conclusion EA at Jiaji (EX-B 2) points combined with iontophoresis of Chinese medicine is better than EA alone in alleviating low back and leg pain and improving functions of the low back and leg as well as the quality of life of LIDH patients.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):105-110. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0831-0
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of row needling in muscle regions combined with seven-star needle tapping on cognitive function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticity. Methods A total of 448 eligible cases were randomly allocated into a treatment group and a control group, 244 in each group. Based on standard conventional treatment, cases in the treatment group received row needling in muscle regions combined with seven-star needle tapping, whereas cases in the control group took oral Western medication. After 3 weeks of treatment, the cognitive functions were assessed using comprehensive functional assessment (CFA) and mini-mental state examination (MMSE). The QOL was evaluated using the Chinese-version 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36). Results After treatment, the CFA and MMSE scores were significantly improved in both groups (PPPP Conclusion Row needling in muscle regions combined with seven-star needle tapping can significantly improve the cognitive function and QOL of patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticity.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):111-115. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0832-z
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To summarize the mechanism of acupuncture in treating perimenopausal syndrome (PMS) from the aspects of reproductive endocrinology, immune system, neuroendocrine, the metabolism of free radicals and bone, and the effect of lipid. Methods The databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, CNKI, Wanfang, and CQVIP were searched from the launch of each database to June 2014 for relevant papers involving clinical and laboratory researches about PMS treated with acupuncture. Results Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and scientific method in treating PMS, and the efficacy is significant. Conclusion Considering the limits of previous studies, future research should use high technologies such as molecular biology and genetic testing, and adopt multicenter randomized controlled study method to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in treating female PMS, and to further explore the mechanism of acupuncture in treating PMS.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 04/2015; 13(2):129-133. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0836-8
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on serum interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and IL-10 in rat models of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, and to discover the mechanism of EA in preventing and treating cerebral ischemia. Methods Male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into a sham-operation (SO) group, a model control (MC) group, and an EA group, which were sub-grouped into a 6-hour group and a 24-hour group. In the SO group, rats only received vessel separation with filament placed inside without any treatment. In the MC and EA groups, the focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion model was induced by using modified Longa method with intraluminal filament. The MC group didn’t receive any treatment; the EA group received EA at Baihui (GV 20) and Dazhui (GV 14) with sparse-dense wave for 30 min. The levels of serum IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 were detected by using Elisa test. Results Six hours after ischemia-reperfusion injury, the levels of serum IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 in the MC group were significantly higher than those in the SO group (PPPPP Conclusion Early intervention by EA can regulate the levels of serum IL-6 and IL-8 in cerebral ischemic injury.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):9-14. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0815-0
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effects of electroacupuncture (EA) plus acuoint-injection for nerve root sciatica. Methods A total of 114 cases were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 57 cases in each group. The observation group was given EA plus acupoint-injection therapy with Cobamamide. The control group was given oral administration of Diclofenac Sodium Sustained-release Tablets plus muscular injection of Cobamamide. After one-course treatment, the clinical effects were compared between the two groups. Results The total effective rate was 96.5% in the observation group and 91.2% in the control group, without a statistical significance in the difference between the two groups (P>0.05). The curative rate was 57.9% in the observation group and 21.1% in the control group, with a statistical significance in the difference between the two groups (PP Conclusion EA plus acupoint-injection therapy for sciatica of nerve roots is remarkable in the clinical effect and needs promotion in clinic.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):32-35. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0819-9
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of herbal-partitioned moxibustion (HPM) on pain-related behavior and emotion in a rat model of chronic inflammatory visceral pain, and to investigate the mechanism. Methods Twenty-four male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: a normal group, a model group and an HPM group. Except for the normal group, rats in the other two groups were clystered with mixed liquor of Trinitrobenzene Sulfonic Acid (TNBS) and 50% ethanol to induce the chronic inflammatory visceral pain model. After the models were established successfully, rats in the HPM group were treated with HPM at bilateral Tianshu (ST 25) and Qihai (CV 6). Rats in the normal group and the model group were only fixed as those in the HPM group without treatment. Abdominal withdrawal reflex (AWR) score, mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were adopted to detect the visceral and somatic pain; meanwhile, open field test (OFT) and elevated plus maze test (EPMT) were employed to evaluate pain emotions such as depression and anxiety. Results Compared with the normal group, AWR scores of the model group were significantly increased under different stimulus expansion pressure level (PPPPPPPP Conclusion HPM has analgesic effect on chronic inflammatory visceral pain. It can reduce the visceral and somatic pain in rats and markedly improve the emotions such as anxiety and depression induced by chronic visceral pain.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):1-8. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0814-1
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of fire-needle therapy plus tuina manipulations for ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods A total of 49 eligible cases were treated by fire-needle therapy plus tuina manipulations, once every other day. Ten days made one course. After the continuous treatment for six courses, the therapeutic effects were summarized and the changes in the clinical symptoms and signs were observed. Results During treatment, 7 cases dropped off. In 42 patients who had completed treatment for six courses, the results showed clinical recovery in 16 cases, remarkable effect in 13 cases, effect in 7 cases and failure in 6 cases. The measurements of the patients were all improved in different degrees than those before treatment. Moreover, no side effect was noticed during treatment. Conclusion The therapeutic effect is precise and free of adverse reaction in treatment of AS by fire-needle therapy plus tuina manipulations.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):15-21. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0816-z
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture (EA) plus pricking-cupping bloodletting therapy for herpes zoster. Methods A total of 43 patients with herpes zoster were randomly divided into two groups, 23 cases in the treatment group and 20 cases in the control group. The treatment group was given EA plus pricking-cupping bloodletting therapy. The control group was given oral administration of Aciclovir Tablets, Diclofenac Sodium Dual Release Enteric-coated Capsules, Methylcobalamin Dispersible Tablets, and Vitamin B12. Results The total effective rate was 87.0% in the treatment group and 70.0% in the control group, with a statistical significance in difference of the total effective rate between the two groups (P Conclusion The clinical effect is better in the treatment of herpes zoster by EA plus pricking-cupping bloodletting therapy than by medications.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):54-57. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0823-0
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) combined with traction and modified oblique Ban-pulling manipulation on lumber intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH). Methods A total of 90 eligible cases were randomly allocated into three groups, 30 in each group. Cases in group A were treated with EA, traction and tuina of modified oblique Ban-pulling manipulation; cases in group B were treated with traction and tuina (same as group A); and cases in group C were treated with traction alone (same as the other two groups). Then the therapeutic efficacies in the three groups were evaluated using the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) score rating system. Results The results after treatment and 1-month follow up showed that JOA scores in all three groups were improved (PP Conclusion EA combined with traction and modified oblique Ban-pulling manipulation can obtain better effect than traction alone and traction combined with modified oblique Ban-pulling manipulation for LIDH.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):27-31. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0818-x
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of complex reinforcing-reducing manipulations of acupuncture on flexion and extension angles of hip and knee in patients after surgical treatment of gluteus maximus contracture. Methods A total of 66 cases following surgery of gluteus maximus contracture were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group by the random digits table, 33 in each group. In addition to basic treatment, cases in the observation group were treated with reducing manipulation [Tou Tian Liang (Heaven-penetrating Cooling)] on Zhibian (BL 54), Huantiao (GB 30) and Juliao (GB 29) on the affected side and reinforcing manipulation [Shao Shan Huo (Mountain-burning Fire)] on Biguan (ST 31), Futu (ST 32), Zusanli (ST 36), Fenglong (ST 40), Xuehai (SP 10), Diji (SP 8) and Yanglingquan (GB 34). Patients in the control group only received the same basic treatment as the observation group. The treatment was done once a day, 30 d for a course and a 1-week interval between two courses. Then the flexion and extension angles of hip and knee were evaluated using the Lokomat full automatic robot gait evaluation system after 3 courses of treatment. Results There were intra-group statistical differences in hip flexion angle on foot followed (HFA-FF), the maximum of hip flexion angle (MAX-HFA), the maximum of hip extension angle (MAX-HEA), knee flexion angle on foot followed (KFA-FF), the maximum of knee flexion angle on stance phase (MAX-KFA-TP) and the maximum of knee flexion angle on swing phase (MAX-KFA-WP) in the observation group and in HFA-FF, MAX-HEA and KFA-FF in the control group (PP Conclusion The complex reinforcing-reducing manipulations of acupuncture can effectively improve the hip/knee functions following surgery of gluteus maximus contracture.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):58-62. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0824-z
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of subtle adjustment of the cervical spine combined with Shu Jing Ding Xuan (Neck-relaxing and Dizziness-alleviating) Decoction for cervical vertigo. Methods An open-label, randomized and parallel controlled clinical study was designed. Subtle adjustment of the cervical spine combined with Shu Jing Ding Xuan (Neck-relaxing and Dizziness-alleviating) Decoction was used for patients in the treatment group, whereas subtle adjustment alone was used for patients in the control group. The results in the two groups were statistically analyzed after two courses of treatment. Results The recovery rate and total effective rate in the treatment group were 20.6% and 88.2% respectively, versus 14.7% and 73.5% in the control group. The inter-group differences were statistically significant (both P Conclusion Subtle adjustment of the cervical spine combined with Shu Jing Ding Xuan (Neck-relaxing and Dizziness-alleviating) Decoction is better than subtle adjustment alone for cervical vertigo.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2015; 13(1):22-26. DOI:10.1007/s11726-015-0817-y