Auricular acupressure for myopia in children and adolescents

A research team from China and USA reported newly that auricular acupressure is more effective for treating myopia than other treatments such as atropine and eye exercises. They conducted a systematic review involving RCTs from various database and screened five 5 studies qualified for the meta-analysis of the efficacy rate in treating myopia. They concluded […]

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

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 […]

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Acupuncture could improve IVF outcome

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

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Acupuncture against NAS

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. […]

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Fire needle therapy effective for nodular prurigo

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 […]

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Electro-Acupuncture Ameliorated MPTP-Induced Parkinsonism In Mice

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 […]

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Gene expression signatures and connectivity map uncover molecular mechanisms of TCM

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 […]

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

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] […]

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

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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