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Zhi Qing Liu1, Hui Xie1#, Sha Sha Yang 2, Qin Wei Fu1, Nan Xiang 3, Qin Xiu Zhang1* 1. Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu 610000, Sichuan, China;2. Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guiyang 550025, Guizhou, China;3. Chengdu First People’s Hospital, Chengdu, 610000, Sichuan, China#: Hui Xie contributed the same as Zhi Qing Liu.*Correspondence should be addressed to Qin […]

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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

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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 […]

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