Laser acupuncture in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome: a pilot study

07 Sep 2013
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According to the definition of the International Headache Society, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an intraoral burning sensation for which no dental or medical cause could be identified.1 Recently, various authors suggested that acupuncture might be e...

Sensory stimulation for lowering intraocular pressure, improving blood flow to the optic nerve and neuroprotection in primary open-angle glaucoma

05 Sep 2013
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Primary open-angle glaucoma is a group of optic neuropathies that can lead to irreversible blindness. Sensory stimulation in the form of acupuncture or ear acupressure may contribute to protecting patients from blindness when used as a complementary me...

Self-administered electroacupuncture provides symptomatic relief in a patient with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: a patient’s report

05 Sep 2013
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A 46-year-old woman with differentially diagnosed sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) type III is described. After two and a half years of managing the condition with a conventional medical/pharmacological approach, the patient's symptoms worsened...

Heat sensitisation in suspended moxibustion: features and clinical relevance

05 Sep 2013
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We have observed a ‘heat-sensitisation’ phenomenon in a large proportion of patients receiving suspended moxibustion treatment. Patients become thermally sensitised to moxibustion stimulation at certain locations on the body, indicated by s...

Home electroacupuncture for persistent postsurgical pain: a patient’s report

22 Aug 2013
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A 30-year-woman presented with iatrogenic myofascial facial pain of 12 months’ duration after surgical treatment for bilateral temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Limited response to manual acupuncture was followed by a trial of electroacup...

Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for hypersexuality in a patient who was uraemic: a case report

21 Aug 2013
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This report concerns a case that shows the apparent successful use of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating hypersexuality. The patient was a 60-year-old Chinese woman with a history of uraemia for 4 years and hypersexuality for 7 months, t...

Clinical effect of acupuncture on cervical spondylotic radiculopathy: results of a case series

21 Aug 2013
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ObjectiveTo observe the effectiveness of acupuncture applied to the cervical region of patients with upper extremity radicular symptoms due to cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR).Methods15 subjects diagnosed with CSR and with upper extremity pain ...

MRI evaluation of metal acupuncture needles

16 Aug 2013
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ObjectiveTo evaluate the MR compatibility of three metal acupuncture needles (a standard stainless steel needle, a gold needle and an austenitic stainless steel needle) by comparing their imaging artefacts, radiofrequency heating effects and ease of op...

Is acupuncture a risk factor for hepatitis C virus infection?

16 Aug 2013
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A recently published report in the Journal of Medical Virology on the epidemiological features of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by Seong et al1 has provided interesting and important data regarding the transmission factors of HCV in South Korea. Fr...

Neuroanatomical basis for acupuncture point PC8 in the rat: neural tracing study with cholera toxin subunit B

16 Aug 2013
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ObjectivesThis study was performed to investigate the innervations related to acupuncture point PC8 in rats using a neural tracing technique.MethodsAfter 6 μL of 1% cholera toxin subunit B (CTB) was injected into the site between the second and...

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