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Alternative Medicine

Efficacy of auricular acupuncture in improving dry mouth among an institutionalised older population: A randomised controlled study.

Feb 07, 2022

To investigate the efficacy of applying auricular acupuncture (AA) treatment in improving dry mouth in institution-dwelling older adults.Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a common distressing problem in older...

Acupuncture-related therapies for the poststroke cognitive impairment patients: A protocol for systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Feb 07, 2022

To compare and rank the clinical effects of different acupuncture and acupuncture-related therapies on patients with poststroke cognitive impairment.We evaluated the direct and indirect evidence from ...

The efficacy and safety of acupuncture assisted anesthesia (AAA) for postoperative pain of thoracoscopy: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Jan 31, 2022

Enhanced recovery after surgery suggests the use of multimodal analgesia to optimize the perioperative pain management scheme. At present, studies have shown that the application of acupuncture combin...

Acupuncture plus massage for cervicogenic headache: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jan 31, 2022

Cervicogenic headache (CGH), one of the most common headaches. It is characterized by pain starting from the neck and gradually involving the eyes, frontal and temporal regions. Acupuncture and massag...

Advances in Interventional Therapies for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Systematic Review.

Jan 24, 2022

Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus. It is often debilitating and refractory to pharmaceutical therapies. Our goal was to systematically review and...

Temporal Trends in Use of Complementary Therapies Among Patients With Cardiovascular Disorders.

Jan 17, 2022

This study aimed to evaluate the use and frequency of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies in an outpatient cohort with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and compare trends over time. Thi...

The Anti-Inflammatory Actions and Mechanisms of Acupuncture from Acupoint to Target Organs via Neuro-Immune Regulation.

Jan 10, 2022

Inflammation plays a significant role in the occurrence and development of multiple diseases. This study comprehensively reviews and presents literature from the last five years, showing that acupunct...

Metabolism modulation in rat tissues in response to point specificity of electroacupuncture.

Jan 10, 2022

Zusanli (ST36) and Neiguan (PC6) are acupoints along two meridians. To demonstrate point specificity, we investigated the effects of ST36 and PC6 in electroacupuncture (EA)-treated rats. The rats were...

Occipital cranioplasty using customized titanium prosthesis yields successful outcome in association with foramen magnum decompression in dogs suffering by Chiari-like malformation.

Jan 03, 2022

To describe the use of a customized 3-D-printed titanium prosthesis as adjunctive treatment for foramen magnum decompression (FMD) in dogs with Chiari-like malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM).8 d...

Quality assessment of conventional and traditional oriental medicine clinical practice guidelines for knee osteoarthritis using AGREE II instrument.

Dec 27, 2021

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease and its prevalence tends to increase. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are evidence-based recommendations for treatment that help policymakers, practit...

Effect of acupuncture treatment on cognitive impairment after traumatic brain injury in adults: A protocol for systematic review.

Dec 27, 2021

Acupuncture has been widely used to treat cognitive impairment after traumatic brain injury (TBI). But its efficiency has not been scientifically and methodically evaluated. The objective of this stud...

[Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation for the treatment of idiopathic oligoasthenospermia: A meta-analysis].

Dec 20, 2021

To evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on the pregnancy outcome and sperm parameters in patients with idiopathic oligoasthenospermia.We searched PubMed, EMBAS...

[Prostatic artery embolization for high-risk patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A clinical effect observation].

Dec 20, 2021

To observe the clinical effect of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in the treatment of high-risk patients with BPH.Nine high-risk patients with BPH underwent PAE in the Third Affiliated Hospital of...

Low-Dimensional Dynamics of Brain Activity Associated with Manual Acupuncture in Healthy Subjects.

Nov 29, 2021

Acupuncture is one of the oldest traditional medical treatments in Asian countries. However, the scientific explanation regarding the therapeutic effect of acupuncture is still unknown. The much-discu...

Therapy-dependent inconsistencies in self-reported use of complementary and alternative medicine in the general population: findings from a longitudinal study.

Nov 29, 2021

Information on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the general population is often collected by means of surveys, causing the reliability of data to rely on the memory accuracy ...

The Clinical and Biological Effects of Homeopathically Prepared Signaling Molecules: A Scoping Review.

Nov 22, 2021

 Signaling molecules such as cytokines and interleukins are key mediators for the immune response in responding to internal or external stimuli. Homeopathically prepared signaling molecules have bee...

Immediate effect of cold mud pack therapy on autonomic variables in primary hypertensive individuals: a randomized trial.

Nov 15, 2021

Mud pack or compress is an easily accessible, cost-effective, efficient treatment modality used in naturopathy to manage and prevent various chronic illnesses. This study sought to elucidate the effec...

Osteopathic structure/function models renovation for a person-centered approach: a narrative review and integrative hypothesis.

Nov 15, 2021

The construct of the osteopathic structure-function models is reported as a cornerstone of clinical reasoning and treatment processes. Nevertheless, there are no shared procedures described for their ...

Analysis of medical services provided to patients with peripheral facial palsy in Korea: a descriptive, cross-sectional study of the health insurance review and assessment service national patient sample database.

Nov 01, 2021

This cross-sectional, retrospective, observational study analyzed the demographics of patients with peripheral facial palsy in South Korea and their use of healthcare services.The 2016 Korean Health I...

Acupuncture Treatment Associated with Functional Connectivity Changes in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Resting State fMRI Study.

Oct 25, 2021

Primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) is the most commonly encountered gynecological problem in reproductive-age women. Acupuncture has been suggested as an effective treatment of PDM that may modulate descendin...