Annals of Chinese Medicine 2020-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 Editor-in-Chief Open Journal Systems <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-88f2935 elementor-column elementor-col-50 elementor-inner-column" data-id="88f2935" data-element_type="column"> <div class="elementor-column-wrap elementor-element-populated"> <div class="elementor-widget-wrap"> <div class="elementor-element elementor-element-c83e70d elementor-widget elementor-widget-text-editor" data-id="c83e70d" data-element_type="widget" data-widget_type="text-editor.default"> <div class="elementor-widget-container"> <div class="elementor-text-editor elementor-clearfix"> <p><em>Annals of Chinese Medicine</em>&nbsp;covers&nbsp; all aspects of Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture,&nbsp; moxibustion, herbal medicine and other forms of CAM approaches, e.g. mind-body medicine, diet, Taichi, Qigong, meditation, as well as their integration with the conventional medicine.<br>Article types include, but are not limited to, reviews, meta-analyses, clinical trails, clinical protocols, &nbsp;basic science studies, papers on methodology and medical history or education, conference proceedings, and so on.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis: Kidney-Du-Brain Axis (KIDUBA) Acupuncture Protocol 2019-11-01T20:53:40+00:00 Hui Zhang Yi Xiang Liu Han Lai <p>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.</p> 2019-09-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Acupuncture Treatment for Pain, 2018 (ATP-2018) 2019-11-01T20:52:46+00:00 Hui Zhang <p>The review is aimed to retrospectively evaluate the use of acupuncture to treat pain in 2018. All publications on this subject were screened from the MEDLINE database of Pubmed, and only clinical reports including randomized control trails and case reports were involved. In 2018, there were 35 publications from 14 academic journals (Figure 1) which reported clinical research/trails on the treatment of pain by acupuncture alone or in combination wither other moralities, e.g. moxibustion, electricity, and Tuina. Among the 23 kinds of pain, knee osteoarthritis&nbsp;(5/23) was mostly concerned. Other categories covered dysmenorrhea (3/23), lower back pain (3/23), neck pain (2/23), fibromyalgia&nbsp;(2/23), chemotherapy neuropathy (2/23) and so on (Table 1). Moreover, knee osteoarthritis&nbsp;patients accounted to 21.16% of the 2760 participants (Figure 2). The information of conclusion, points and procedure were presented as the Chinese Medicine Publication Index&nbsp;(CMPI) for pain treatment with acupuncture. According to the CMPI, a conclusion that acupuncture could be beneficial to treat 23 kinds of pain could be made.</p> 2019-09-11T20:14:12+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Hui Zhang