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Articles on Acupuncture
[Plurality--on the way to integrative medicine?].
[Effect of acupotomy lysis on serum matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3 and MMP-13 contents in osteoarthritis rabbits].
In comparison with model group (grade III: 1 case; grade: 4 cases), the left knee-joint-motion range of rabbits in acupotomy and EA groups (grade I: 1 and 1 case; grade II: 4 and 3 cases; grade III: 2 and 2 cases; grade IV: 1 and 2 cases separately) increased significantly (P < 0.05). Compared with...
[Exploitation and application of acupuncture manipulation information analysis system].
We have developed a new acupuncture parameter analysis software named "Acupuncture Manipulation Information Analysis System" by applying new arithmetic, enriching practicable parameters of acupuncture manipulation, and improving the methods for comparing and evaluating acupuncture manipulation. The...
Topographical mapping and mechanical pain sensitivity of myofascial trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle
There exists bilateral mechanical hyperalgesia in patients with unilateral shoulder pain. Further, the association of multiple active MTrPs with unilateral shoulder pain and the heterogeneity of mechanical pain sensitivity distribution suggest a crucial role of peripheral sensitization in chronic my...
[Complementary medicine in treatment of asthma and respiratory tract infections].
Patients with respiratory tract infections are frequently treated by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. This editorial reviews current literature on the most popular CAM modalities used by these patients: acupuncture, herbal therapy, vitamins and homeopathy. Several good qualit...
[The gap between research and practice--a survey among participants in continuing medical education events].
[Synopsis about the hypothesis of information channel of channel-collateral system].
The author of the present paper founded a theorem about the "incompleteness of single channel structure" (nerve, blood vessel, lymphatic, interspace, aperture, etc.) through quantitative and qualitative analysis about the economic information channel in the human body, which eliminates the probabili...
The responses of alternative practitioners when approached about common childhood illnesses.
[A reliable, but not completely convincing new instrument in acupuncture research].
[Introduction to Mr CHENG Dan-An and his works].
Mr CHENG Dan-an is a famous educationist and acupuncturist in modern China. He established the earliest acupuncture correspondence institution named Chinese Research Society of Acu-moxibustion. Meanwhile he founded the earliest professional magazine, Journal of Acu-moxibustion which played an import...