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Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Kidney-Du-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) Acupuncture Protocol

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease mediated by an immune response to central nervous system antigens. Conventional immunomodulatory therapies are limited to relieve many of the symptoms, such as weakness, pain and depression, but probably cause side effects. Acupuncture, the most popular approach of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could improve the quality of life (QoL), fatigue, and pain, and alleviate the side-events of immunosuppresants. The essay summarized the publications and experiences from the leading acupuncture masters in China and clinical trials on acupuncture treatment for MS patients. The review concluded that in Chinese Medicine (CM), the Kidney-DU-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of MS. Fundamental acupoints including GB39, SP6, DU4, BL23, SI3, Sishencong are recommended according to the principle of supplementing kidney and marrow and opening blockages in Du channel and the brain. Besides, acupuncture treatment for the side effects of immunomodulatory medications are covered in the protocol.

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis; Chinese Medicine; Acupuncture; Herbal medicine
Citation: Zhang H, Liu YX, and Lai H. Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Kidney-Du-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) Acupuncture Protocol, 2020, 2020(1) ahead of print

Scalp Acupuncture may be an effective treatment for children with Autism spectrum disorder

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A systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Liu et al​[1]​ showed that scalp acupuncture may be an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. The systematic review covered 11 trials with 968 participants. Compared with behavioral and educational interventions, scalp acupuncture could decreased the overall CARS scores for children under 3 years old and […]

《Annals of Chinese Medicine》(英文版)

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Annals of Chinese Medicine(《中医年鉴杂志》(英文版))是丹麦Heyttu学术出版社出版的一本面向国际发行的国际中医学术期刊。 1. 作者需知     《中医年鉴杂志》(英文版)接受中医、中药、针灸、推拿、导引、刮痧、拔罐,气功、养生、护理以及其它相关领域的临床研究、基础研究、基金成果报道、会议信息、个案报道等。 2. 投稿要求、版权事宜       详见 《 中医年鉴杂志 》(英文版)官网。中文稿件可联系Heyttu 翻译团队翻译成英文。 3. 出版模式     《 中医年鉴杂志 》(英文版)采用的传统出版与Open Access 开源混合模式。OA开源模式指 读者可以通过网络免费获取的学术期刊内容,它没有经济、法律、技术限制。任何经由同行评论的电子期刊,以免费的方式提供读者或机构取用、下载、复制、列印、发行或检索文章都叫开源期刊。OA开源出版模式可使作者文章以最便捷的方式将研究成果与同行交流、分享并获得反馈。 且作者拥有文章著作权。若作者选择以OA开源模式发表,则需支付每篇文章300 欧元的论文处理费。更多阅读       首期(2020年3月1日)投稿录用文章可免版面费。       传统出版模式指出版商通过销售,用读者的订阅费来支付“审稿、组织同行评议”及“出版、印刷、渠道”等的成本,出版商可在此过程中赢利。而在“开放获取”出版模型中,“开放获取”期刊向作者收取审稿费,并同时接受国家及私人基金的赞助以维护“审稿、组织同行评议”及维护网络平台的费用,对读者则是完全免费开放的。若选择传统模式出版,作者不需要支付审稿费用,但需要将文章版权转让给出版商。        作者可自由选择以上述何种出版模式在《 中医年鉴杂志 》(英文版)发表。 4. 投稿方式        文章可通过 《 中医年鉴杂志 》在线稿件处理系统或者发邮件至 [email protected]。来稿请注明出版模式。

Acupuncture could improve IVF outcome

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Prof. Smith from Western Sydney University reported that acupuncture may be effective when compared with no adjunctive treatment with increased clinical pregnancies, but is not an efficacious treatment when compared with sham controls, although non-specific effects may be active in both acupuncture and sham controls.  Smith CA, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2019original text

Acupuncture against NAS

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has risen drastically over the past decade. American researchers Jackson et al reported that acupuncture intervention could be safe and effective for reducing withdrawal symptoms in infants, and, thus, should be considered as an additional nonpharmacologic treatment option for NAS. Citation: Jackson et al. A Scoping Review of Acupuncture as a Potential Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):69-84. […]

Fire needle therapy effective for nodular prurigo

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A research team from Shanghai University of TCM reported that fire needle therapy alone or combined with conventional treatments might be effective for nodular prurigo, without any additional side effects. They evaluated the effectiveness and safety of fire needle therapy for nodular prurigo. They systematically searched several databases, including EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the […]

Electro-Acupuncture Ameliorated MPTP-Induced Parkinsonism In Mice

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Cite: Zhao YK, Luo D, Ning ZP et al. Electro-Acupuncture ameliorated MPTP-induced parkinsonism in mice via TrkB neurotrophic signaling. Frontiers in Nneuroscience, 2019, 13 (2019): 496. Original Abstract Neurotrophins, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), have shown promise as neuroprotective agents, indicating their potential in therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disease. However, the inherent bioactivity and […]

Gene expression signatures and connectivity map uncover molecular mechanisms of TCM

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Cite: Yoo, M et al. Exploring the molecular mechanisms of Traditional Chinese Medicine components using gene expression signatures and connectivity map. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine,174 (2019): 33-40. fulltext Full AbstractBackground and objective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced over thousands of years in China and other Asian countries for treating various symptoms […]

PC6 and HT5 to treat chronic Stable Angina (CSA) !

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A research team from Chengdu University of TCM just published there intriguing study on JAMA Internal Medicine that true acupuncture showed beneficial effect as adjunctive treatment for Chronic Stable Angina (CSA) Cite: Zhao et al.Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 29. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2407. [Epub ahead of print] […]

A New Perspective of Acupuncture: The Interaction among Three Networks Leads to Neutralization

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Li et al, proposed a new model to understand why acupuncture works​[1]​ Abstract Acupuncture has been used to treat multiple medical conditions, but whether the diverse effects of acupuncture are intrinsically linked and how they might be connected have yet to be determined. More and more researches have shown that acupuncture is a kind of […]