Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of acupoint massage in relieving pain after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy. Methods Ninety-two patients undergone ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy were enrolled and randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 46 in each group. Patients in the control group were given regular nursing care, while patients in the treatment group were intervened by acupoint massage in addition to the regular nursing care. The pain was evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS) at 6 h, 12 h, and 24 h after operation, and compared between the two groups. Results There was no significant difference in comparing the VAS score at 6 h after operation between the two groups (P>0.05). The VAS scores in the treatment group at 12 h and 24 h after operation were significantly lower than those in the control group (both P Conclusion Acupoint massage can effectively relieve the pain after ureteroscopic holmium laser lithotripsy, reduce the use of analgesics, and promote the recovery.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12/2014; 12(6).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the effect of Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation on concentration of endothelin (ET) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and vertigo in patients with vertebral artery cervical spondylosis (VACS). Methods A total of 120 eligible cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group, 60 in each group. Cases in the observation group were treated with Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation, whereas cases in the control group were treated with oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride Capsules. Results After treatment, vertigo in both groups was alleviated; there were intra-group significant differences in ET decrease and CGRP increase (PPP Conclusion Chinese herbal fumigation combined with three-step tuina manipulation can regulate the levels of ET and CGRP and improve vertigo in patients with VACS. Its therapeutic efficacy is superior to oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride Capsules.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12/2014; 12(6).
  • Qing Guo, Yu Hua, Hai-qin Wang, Ying Li, Quan Ji
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of combining electroacupuncture and local tuina for migraine. Methods A total of 94 migraine cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a medication group, 48 cases in each group. Electroacupuncture and local tuina were used for cases in the observation group, whereas oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride capsules were used for cases in the medication group. Then the frequency of attacks, severity of the pain, duration of the headache, and associated symptoms of headache before and after treatment in the two groups were observed and compared. Results The total effective rate in the observation group was 93.8%, versus 63.0% in the medication group, showing a statistical significant difference (P PP Conclusion Combining electroacupuncture and local tuina can obtain better effect and lower relapse rate than oral Flunarizine Hydrochloride capsules in migraine patients.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2014; 12(3):174-179.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of tuina in treating knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Methods Forty-eight cases with KOA who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled and received tuina therapy. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used to evaluate pain degree. VAS, range of motion (ROM) and Lysholm score were observed before and after intervention to evaluate the clinical efficacy. Results After treatment, VAS score, ROM and Lysholm score were significantly improved, and the total effective rate was 87.5%. Conclusion The therapeutic efficacy of tuina in treating KOA was reliable.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2014; 12(3).
  • Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2014; 12(1):12-16.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the therapeutic efficacy of combining foot bath and massage with auricular point sticking for community senile insomnia. Methods A total of 210 cases treated in our community health center were randomized into an observation group and a control group by their visit sequence numbers, 105 cases in each group. Cases in the observation group were treated with foot bath and massage plus auricular point sticking, whereas cases in the control group were treated with auricular point sticking alone. After four courses of treatment, the therapeutic efficacies were evaluated. In addition, the sleep quality was also assessed using the Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI). Results The total effective rate in the observation group was 95.2%, versus 68.6% in the control group, showing a statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusion Combining foot bath and massage with auricular point sticking could obtain better effect for community senile insomnia than auricular point sticking alone.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2014; 12(1).
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    ABSTRACT: The literatures of the recent ten years about tuina (massage) therapy in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for regulating and treating the subhealth status were searched and analyzed to understand the current thought and methods for the regulation and treatment of subhealth status by tuina. The results showed that tuina had a better regulatory effect for subhealth status. In the selection of the position for tuina application, tuina was predominantly applied to the whole body, guided by the holistic viewpoint and meridian theory of Chinese medicine, especially on the Governor Vessel and Bladder Meridian of the back and on the area the patient felt uncomfortable. In terms of tuina techniques, the routine relaxing technique, tendon-regulating technique and acupoint-pressing technique were used in predominance. In terms of the therapeutic time and course, although the reports were different in various literatures, it was believed in most reports that 50 min and 2–4 sessions per week were appropriate. The therapeutic aim could be achieved by 15–20 sessions. Without pain from the needles and suffering in taking drugs, tuina has a better psychological regulatory effect, therefore it has a better prospect for popular application. But, the basic study on the explanation of its functional mechanism by modern medical theory and means needs to be intensified.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2014; 12(1):60-66.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To evaluate the effect of acupuncture therapy on the side effect of Etomidate anesthesia and to determine the best timing of acupuncture intervention during Etomidate anesthesia. Methods Female patients with rectal cancer scheduled to receive radical resection were randomly divided into four groups: a control group (group I), a preoperative acupuncture group (group II), an intraoperative acupuncture group (group III), and a postoperative acupuncture group (group IV), 25 subjects in each group. The levels of serum cortisol, blood glucose, and gastrin of patients were monitored at the following time-points: preoperative (T0, when having entered the operating room), intraoperative (T1, 30 min after skin cutting), the end of operation (T2, after suturing skin), and postoperative (T3, postoperative 24 h). The cases with massive hemorrhage, unsteady vital sign during operation or operation time longer than 5 h were eliminated, and 92 cases were enrolled into the results of the study. Results The blood sugar in the four groups increased significantly at T2 and T3, compared to T0 (PPPPPP Conclusion Acupuncture before operation can keep blood sugar and serum cortisol steady during Etomidate anesthesia and reduce gastrin after Etomidate anesthesia, hence regulating the Etomidate-related stress responses effectively.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 02/2014; 12(1):29-34.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of electroacupuncture (EA) for stroke with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Methods Thirty cases in conformity with the diagnostic criteria were selected and treated by EA. Before treatment and four weeks after treatment, nocturnal polysomnography, Epworth sleeping scale (ESS), National Institutes of Health stroke scale (NIHSS) were assessed. Two years after treatment, ESS was assessed and the relevant symptoms were examined. Results Twenty-one cases completed the observation and 9 cases dropped out. In the 21 cases after treatment, apnea hyponea index (AHI) decreased obviously (P2) increased obviously in sleep (PPNIHSS score didn’t improve obviously (P>0.05). In the follow-up examination two years later, 16 cases completed the observation and 5 cases dropped out. In the 16 cases, ESS score didn’t obviously improve in comparison of those before treatment and four weeks after treatment (both P>0.05). Conclusion EA therapy for stroke with OSAS can reduce AHI, and enhance the lowest SaO2 in sleep and improve the clinical symptoms of the patients. In the follow-up examinations two years after treatment, the long-term effect was not obvious.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12/2013; 11(6):342-345.
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    ABSTRACT: To introduce two cases with orthopedic and traumatic diseases attacking at specific time periods treated by the Shu-Stream points, and explain the theory ‘select Shu-Stream points for condition that alleviate or aggravate in certain time periods’ that was recorded in Ling Shu (Spiritual Pivot).
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12/2013; 11(6).
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    ABSTRACT: The twelve Jing-Well acupoints are located at the tips of the limbs, with strong stimulation andintense needling sensation, and play important roles in the treatment of various critical diseases. The twelve Jing-Well acupoints share similarities and have specificities in the treatment of critical and severe diseases. The similarities of the twelve Jing-Well acupoints are supposed to open the orifices and remove blockage, clear away heat, resolve swelling, dissolve toxin and remove blood stasis. The Jing-Well acupoints locate at the different positions also have their specific effects for emergencies. Shaoshang (LU 11) is supposed to clean and benefit the throat. Shangyang (LI 1) is supposed to clear away heat and purge Fu organs. Lidui (ST 45) is supposed to expel fire and stop fear. Yinbai (SP 1) is supposed to stop bleeding and correct collapse. Shaochong (HT 9) is supposed to clear away heat from the heart and get rid of vexation. Shaoze (SI 1) is supposed to dredge the breast collateral. Zhiyin (BL 67) is supposed to promote birth and smoothen delivery. Yongquan (KI 1) is supposed to nourish yin and suppress yang. Zhongchong (PC 9) is supposed to benefit the orifice and brighten the eyes. Guanchong (TE 1) is supposed to clean and promote the triple energizer. Zuqiaoyin (GB 44) is supposed to induce menstruation and stop pain. Dadun (LR 1) is supposed to clear away the liver fire and relieve hernia. It is advisable to identify the similarities and differences and apply different stimulating modes in order to guide the clinical practice and enhance the emergency effect.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 12/2013; 11(6).
  • Lei Jing, Hong-yong Deng, Wen-li Wang, Yue Li
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of needling eight neck points and Chinese herbal fumigation for cervical radiculopathy. Methods A total of 85 cases who met the inclusion criteria of cervical radiculopathy were allocated into a Jiaji (EX-B 2) points group, an eight neck points group and a comprehensive therapy group according to single-blind randomized controlled trial design. The 27 cases in the Jiaji (EX-B 2) points group were treated with needling cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2) points. The 28 cases in the eight neck points group were treated with needling the eight neck points. The 30 cases in the comprehensive therapy group were treated with needling the eight neck points coupled with Chinese herbal fumigation over the affected area. Before and after treatment, the symptoms of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were graded and the short-form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MQP) was employed to test pain rating index (PRI), visual analogue scale (VAS) and present pain intensity (PPI). In addition, therapeutic efficacies were compared among three groups. Results After treatment, all SF-MPQ scores in three groups were significantly reduced, and there were inter-group statistical significant in comparison of scores differences between before and after treatment (PP Conclusion Needling the cervical Jiaji (EX-B 2) points and eight neck points can both alleviate pain in cervical radiculopathy patient. However, combining needling the eight neck points and Chinese herbal fumigation can obtain the better effect.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 10/2013; 11(5):308-312.
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) in treating post-stroke flaccid paralysis. Methods Forty patients with post-stroke flaccid paralysis were randomized by the random number table into a treatment group and a control group, 20 cases in each. The treatment group was intervened by acupuncture at Jiquan (HT 1), Tianquan (PC 2), Ququan (LR 8), Yinlingquan (SP 9), and Yongquan (KI 1), and the control group was treated by acupuncture with conventional acupoint selection. Barthel index (BI) was adopted for evaluating the activities of daily living (ADL), and therapeutic efficacy was analyzed. Results The two groups both had marked increases of BI score after treatment. Compared to the control group after 1 treatment course and 2 treatment courses respectively, the treatment group had significant differences in BI score (P<0.01). The total effective rate was 100.0% in the treatment group versus 90.0% in the control group, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). Conclusion EA at Jiquan (HT 1), Tianquan (PC 2), Ququan (LR 8), Yinlingquan (SP 9), Yongquan (KI 1) is an effective approach in treating post-stroke flaccid paralysis.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 08/2013; 11(4).
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    ABSTRACT: By searching and analyzing the literature related to acupuncture-moxibustion in treating insomnia in both Chinese and English databases from 2007 to 2012, this paper systematically elaborated the up-to-date research progress of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy in treating insomnia, i.e. acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular point, abdominal acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, acupoint injection, and moxibustion. It also analyzed the existing problems and highlighted the future studies.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture for postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). Methods A total of 64 PMOP cases were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 32 cases in each group. Acupuncture was employed in the observation group, versus oral Osteoform capsule in the control group. After 3-month treatment, the Bone Density (BD) and Estradiol (E2) were measured respectively before and after treatment, followed by statistical analysis on clinical efficacies in the two groups. Results The total effective rate of the observation group was 81.3%, showing a statistical difference compared with the control group (P<0.05). After treatment, the BD measurements in all body regions of the observation group were significantly elevated (P<0.05), showing a statistical difference compared with the control group (P<0.05). Also, the E2 levels in both groups were significantly increased (P<0.01), showing no between-group statistical significance (P>0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture has exact efficacy for PMOP and is therefore effective for the prevention and treatment of PMOP.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of needling method of regulating the Conception Vessel and calming the mind in treating sleep disorder in perimenopausal women, and to provide clinical evidence for future treatment of the disease. Methods Sixty eligible subjects with perimenopausal sleep disorder were enrolled and randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. The observation group was intervened by needling method of regulating the Conception Vessel and calming the mind, and the control group was treated by taking Yi Kun Yin orally. Two-week treatment was considered as a treatment course. Major symptoms of traditional Chinese medicine and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were observed, and clinical efficacies were compared. Results After treatment, the difference in total effective rate between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05); except for flaccidity of lumbar and knees, both groups achieved significant improvements in the other 5 symptoms of traditional Chinese medicine (P<0.05 or P<0.01); PSQI global score and component scores dropped in both groups, and the improvements in the observation group were markedly superior to that in the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Conclusion The needling method of regulating the Conception Vessel and calming the mind is better than Yi Kun Yin in improving traditional Chinese medicine symptoms and sleep quality in patients with perimenopausal sleep disorders.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Studying on resistance specificity of human acupoints is one of the major subjects in the research on acupoint specificity. Even since a long time ago, many methods have been put forward in the detection of acupoint resistance specificity. From the vertical lengthways of the acupoint structure, the methods and means are put forward to detect the acupoint resistance in a series of studies. In the studies, some peculiar phenomena are found out in the detection of the acupoint resistance, and some phenomena are interrelated with the volume conductor characteristics of the human body, and some phenomena might be interrelated with the detecting methods and means. By the summary and analysis of those peculiar phenomena, references are offered to the relevant researchers engaged in the detection of the acupoint resistance.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effect of fire needle therapy on vertigo due to qi-blood deficiency by pricking Jingbailao (EX-HN 15). Methods Thirty cases with vertigo due to qi-blood deficiency in conformity with the inclusion criteria were treated with fire needle therapy by pricking Jingbailao (EX-HN15), once every day, seven sessions as one course. The clinical effects were assessed after one course of treatment. Results After one-course treatment, the results showed cure in 3 cases, remarkable effect in 14 cases, effect in 11 cases and failure in 2 cases out of 30 cases. Conclusion Fire needle therapy by pricking Jingbailao (EX-HN15) can obviously relieve the clinical symptoms in patients with vertigo due to qi-blood deficiency.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical effects of acupoint sticking therapy in the three ten-day periods in summer and three nine-day periods in winter. Methods Herbal medicines were prepared into crude herbal powder and made into paste with ginger juice, and were respectively applied to the corresponding acupoints in the three ten-day periods in summer and three nine-day periods in winter. Results The results showed 45 cases were cured, 50 cases were improved, and 5 cases failed out of 100 cases, with the total effective rate of 95%. Conclusion The acupoint sticking therapy for the treatment and prevention of allergic rhinitis is simple in method, remarkable in effects, acceptable to the patients, and is worthy of clinical popularization.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion plus acupoint injection in treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Methods Totally 116 subjects with AS were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 58 each. The treatment group was intervened by heat-sensitive moxibustion plus acupoint injection, and the control was by oral medication. Therapeutic efficacy was evaluated after 3 treatment courses. Results The markedly effective rate was 38.9% and the total effective rate was 96.6% in the treatment group versus 11.9% and 67.8% in the control group. The markedly effective rate and total effective rate in the treatment group were significantly higher than those in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Heat-sensitive moxibustion combining with acupoint injection has better therapeutic efficacy than oral medication in treating AS, and it’s easy-to-operate without adverse reactions.
    Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science 06/2013; 11(3).