Gen Zou;Guyi Wang;Jinxiu Li;Guobao Wu;Jia Huang;Siyang Huang
European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society,2017年26(1):S178-S180 ISSN：0940-6719
Huang, Jia;Huang, Siyang
[Guyi Wang; Guobao Wu; Jinxiu Li; Gen Zou] Department of Intensive Care Unit, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Renmin Road 139, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China;[Gen Zou] Department of Gynaecology, Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China;[Jia Huang] Department of Intensive Care Unit, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Renmin Road 139, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. firstname.lastname@example.org;[Siyang Huang] XiangXing College of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China. email@example.com
[Huang, Jia] Cent S Univ, Xiangya Hosp 2, Dept Intens Care Unit, Renmin Rd 139, Changsha, Hunan, Peoples R China.;[Huang, Siyang] Hunan Univ Chinese Med, XiangXing Coll, Changsha, Hunan, Peoples R China.
Tui-na is a very important component of Chinese medicine. It is a well-respected treatment modality known to be helpful and safe for a wide range of conditions. It can be considered as a certain kind of massage which is performed at acupoints, meridians, and collaterals by pushing, finger twisting, grasping thumb waving pressing, patting, palm twisting, and other manipulation techniques. At present, it is extensively used for relieving pain and stiffness associated with ankylosing spondylitis in China, even though there is a lack of evidence to support its validation and feasibility. The patient in this case was treated by tui-na massage at acute flare-up of ankylosing spondylitis and ended up with catastrophic results.
INTRODUCTION: Whether acupuncture is efficacious for patients with functional dyspepsia is still controversial. So we designed a randomised controlled trial to settle the problem. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We designed a multicentre, two-arm, sham-controlled clinical trial. 200 participants with functional dyspepsia will be randomly assigned to the true acupuncture (TA) group and sham acupuncture (SA) group in a 1:1 ratio. Participants in the TA group will receive acupuncture at points selected according to syndrome differentiation. Participants in the sham acupuncture group will receive penetrations at sham points. Participants in both groups will receive 20 sessions of electroacupuncture in 4 weeks, five times continuously with a 2 day rest in a week. The primary outcome is the proportion of patients reporting the absence of dyspeptic symptoms at 16 weeks after inclusion. The secondary outcome includes a Short-Form Leeds Dyspepsia Questionnaire, the Chinese version of the 36-Item Short Form Survey, the Chinese version of the Nepean dyspepsia index, etc. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study protocol has been approved by the institutional review boards and ethics committees of the first affiliated hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, the first affiliated hospital of Hunan University of TCM and Chongqing Medical University, respectively (from April to August 2012). The results of this trial will be disseminated in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at international congresses. TRIALS REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01671670.
World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology,2008年24(7):1073-1079 ISSN：0959-3993
[Chen, Lingli] Department of Basic Medicine, Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changsha, Hunan Province 410007, China;[Zhu, Wenjie; Yang, Zhihui; Chai, Liyuan] School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan Province 410083, China
[Chai, Liyuan] Cent S Univ, Sch Met Sci & Engn, Changsha 410083, Hunan, Peoples R China.
[易展; 陆建伟; 钟甫华; 江彬锋] Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Zhejiang Tongde Hospital, Hangzhou 310012, China;[Yi, Zhan] College of Xiangxing, Hunan University of CM, Changsha 410007;[贲定严] College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Hunan University of CM
Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies,2016年9(2):58-64 ISSN：2005-2901
[Ya-TingQu; Qing-YangPu] Xiangxing College of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China;[JiaDu; Jun-FengHe; Sheng-TongGuo; Peng-FeiJiang; Zhi-JunLiu; XiaLiu] Institute of TCM Diagnostic, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China;[Jun-FengHe] Liuyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Liuyang, China. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electroacupuncture (EA) has been shown to exert beneficial effects on obesity, but the mechanism is unclear. This study investigated the effects of EA on diet-induced obese (DIO) rats. Fifty male Sprague–Dawley rats were randomly divided into low-fat diet (LFD, 10 rats) and high-fat diet (HFD, 40 rats) groups. After the DIO models had been established, successful model rats were randomly divided into HFD, EA, and orlistat (OLST) groups. The EA group received EA at Zusanli (ST36) and Quchi (LI11) for 20 minutes once per day for 28 days. The OLST group was treated with orlistat by gavage. The body weight, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance index, adipocyte diameters, and neuroprotein Y/agouti-related protein and protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B levels were significantly lower in the EA group than in the HFD group. The rats of the OLST group showed watery stools and yellow hairs whereas those of the EA group had regular stools and sleek coats. The effect of EA on weight loss may be related to improved insulin resistance caused by changes in the adipocyte size and by reductions in the expressions of neuroprotein Y/agouti-related protein and protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B. This study indicates that EA may be a better method of alternative therapy for treating obesity and other metabolic diseases.