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ACUPUNCTURE & ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RESEARCH
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Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 1-16, 2010
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Does Osteoarthritis Of The Knee Also Have A Psychogenic Component? Psycho-emotional Treatment With a Radio-electric Device vs. Intra-articular Injection Of Sodium Hyaluronate: An Open-label, Naturalistic Study

Alessandro Castagna, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Tutor, Master Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization, Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Dept., Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Savatore Rinaldi, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Adjunct Professor, Medical School of Occupational Medicine, University of Florence, Italy; President, International Society of Neurosciences for Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society,; President, Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Vania Fontani, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
President,  Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society; Director of the Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Dept., Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy; Academic, World Academy of Bio-Technology, Paris

Lucia Aravagli, M.D., Ph.D.
Head, Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Service, Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy

Piero Mannu, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Psychiatrist, Psychopharmacological Section, Neuro-Psycho-Physical Optimization Society, Forence, Italy

Mastteo Lotti Margotti, Sc.D. (E.E.), Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Head, Electronic Engineering Dept., Rinaldi Fontani Institute, Florence, Italy

Abstract: This study is to compare, in patients suffering of knee joint disorder, the effects of intra-articular injection of Sodium Hyaluronate, and those of a treatment aiming at the improvement of the emotional status carried out by means of a Radio Electric Device (REAC). 30 subjects were divided into two groups: 15 who preferred a non-drugs approach (Group A) and 15 who preferred an infiltrative treatment (Group B). The evaluations were expressed for both pain level and knee bending and extension. Group A showed significant decrease in pain, stiffness, joint noises and intra-articular effusion, and significant improvement in motion range, without any patients worsening. 8 patients showed complete disappearance of pin in Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAS) evaluation, evident by a level of 0. The initial VAS results were between 8 and 4. One month after treatment's end, VAS results of the patients in Group A were between 3 and 0. Group B showed significant decrease in pain, stiffness, joint noises and intra-articular effusion, but no significant improvement in motion range; 2 of 15 patients showed worsening symptoms and no significant improvement in muscular hypotrophy. Initial VASW results were between 7 and 4. One month after treatment's end, VAS results were between 6 and 0.

Key Words: Gonarthrosis; Knee Joint Osteoarthritis; Sodium Hyaluronate; Psychogenic; Radtio Electric Treatment; ElectroAuricular Therapy




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 17-27, 2010
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Efficacy of Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Neck Pain - A Randomized, Sham Controlled Trial

Nilay Sahin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Meran Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University

Emel Ozcan, M.D.
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University

Kasim Sezen, M.D.
Specialist Doctor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University

Omer Karatas, M.D.
Specialist Doctor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University

Halim, Issever, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Istanbul Faculty Medicine, Istanbul University

Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of electroacupuncture and sham acupuncture in the treatment of patients with chronic neck pain. 31 patients with chronic neck pain were included in a randomized, controlled trial. Electric stimulation was given for 30 minutes at low frequency (1-4Hz), pulse width of 200ms, interrupted wave form. Of the 29 patients who completed the therapy, 13 were assigned to conventional acupuncture and 16 to sham acupuncture groups, receiving 3 sessions a week for a total of 10 sessions, each lasting for 30 minutes. Patients were evaluated before and after therapy and 3 months later by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the bodily pain subscale of the Short Form Health Survey-36 scale. The treating physician was different from the evaluating physical who like the patient, was blinded. VAS scores in both groups significantly reduced after therapy and at 3 months post-therapy, but the difference between groups was not significant. In respect of bodily pain, there was a significant improvement in the acupuncture group after therapy (P<0.01). Stimulation of conventional acupuncture points was not generally superior to needling of nonspecific points on the neck, and both treatments were associated with improvement of symptoms. Needles inserted into the neck are likely to be an inappropriate sham control for acupuncture.

Key Words: Chronic neck pain; Acupuncture; Sham acupuncture; Randomized controlled trial; Analgesic effects; Quality of life




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 29-44, 2010
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The Effects of Electro-acupuncturing DU26 (Renzhong) on Motor Cortical Excitability and Neurofunction After Focal Cerebral Ischemia Injury in Rats

Han Lin, Ph.D. Candidate1;
Wang Shu, M.D.2
Professor, Key Laboratory1, Administrative Deputy Superintendent3,4,5

Ma Jinquan, B.S.2
Technician-in-Chief3,4,5

Yao Wenping, M.S. Candidate1
Shen Yan, M.S.2
Research Associate3,4,5

Shi Xuemin, B.S.2
Professor, Dept. of Acupuncture2

1University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China;
2The First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China;
3Key Laboratory of Cerebropathy Acupuncture Therapy of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China;
4Key Laboratory of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin, China;
5Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tianjin, China

Abstract: Objective: To study the effects of electro-acupuncturing DU26 (Renzhong) on cortical excitability and neurofunction after focal cerebral ischemia injury. Method: 30 male Wistar rats were divided randomly into control group, MCAo group and MCAo+DU26ES group, 10 in each group. Middle Cerebral Artery occlusion models (MCAo) were created in accordance with Zea Longa method and modified method. DC continuous square-wave electric pulse stimuli (2Hz, 3mA) which was given between DU26 and non-acupoint area in the left shoulder, was applied to MCAo+DU26ES group 10 minutes every time, twice a day, while the control group and MCAo group received no treatment. 3 days later transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potential (MEP) was recorded, the onset latency and peak-to-peak amplitude were analyzed and the neurological deficits were evaluated. The effects of electro-acupuncturing DU26 (Renzhong) and MCAo injury on these parameters were analyzed. Results: Given the intensity suprathreshold stimulus, the latency on the affected side in MCAo group was significantly longer than that in control group (P<0.05), the amplitudes on both sides were significantly reduced (P<0.05, P<0.05); the latencies on both sides in MCAo+DU26ES group tended to become shorter and the amplitudes on both sides tended to increase compared with MCAo group; there were no significant differences on latency and amplitude between the healthy side and the affected side in all group (P>0.05). The neuro-scores of rats receiving electro-acupuncturing DU26 (Renzhong) were significantly higher than those in MCAo group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Electro-acupuncturing DU26 (Renzhong) can improve the motor cortical excitability, and facilitate the motor function recovery after MCAo injury.

Key Words: Electro-acupuncture; DU26 (Renzhong); MCAo; Transcranial electrical stimulation; Motor evoked potential




Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Res., Int. J., Vol. 34, pp. 45-69, 2010
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Metal Ring on 4th or 5th Finger Markedly Increases both Cardiac Troponin I at Left Ventricle and Cancer-Related Parameters such as Oncogen C-fosAb2 & Integrin_5_1 by 4-12 times. Thus These Metal Rings Appear to Promote both Heart Problems & Cancer

Yoshiaki Omura, MD., Sc.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease, Research Foundation; Adjunct Prof. Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President, Int'l College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Howard Hines, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Assistant Prof., Dermatology & Board Certified Internist and Dermatologist, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Marilyn Jones, D.D.S., Cert. ORT-DDS (3 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
Director, Holistic Dental Center of Houston, TX; Visiting Associate Prof., International College of Acupuncture & Elector-Therapeutics

Brian O'Young, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Associate Prof., Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Prof., Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China

Harsha Duvvi, M.D., M.S., Cert. ORT-MD (3 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Assistant Prof., Dept. of Community & Preventive Medicine, & Dept. of Neurology, New York Medical College

Dominic P. Lu, D.D.S., Cert. ORT-DDS (4 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Prof. of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; President, American Society for Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry

Andrew Pallos, D.D.S., Cert. ORT-DDS (3 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
Director, Holistic Dental Clinic, Laguna Niguel, California; Visiting Associate Prof., International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, M.D., Cert. ORT-MD (7 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
Vice Pres., Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Medical Assoc.; Director, Shimotsuura Hospital, Kurume, Japan; pres., O-Ring Test Life Science Research Inst., Kurume, Japan

Motomu Ohki, M.Sc., Cert. ORT-Science (3 Dan), F.I.C.A.E.
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Japan

Abstract: We examined patients wearing a metal ring on the left 4th finger with abnormally increased Cardiac Troponin I (which is known to increase in the presence of myocardial injury or left ventricular hypertrophy) of 5-14ng BDORT units (depending on the ring and individual) at left ventricle compared with normal value of 1ng BDORT units or less. Although shape of the ECG does not change significantly regardless of whether metal rings are on or not, when rings are on, the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test evaluation or trace ECG revealed "Vulnerable Period of Rising Part of T-wave" of ECG waves (which correspond to the left ventricle and AV node) become abnormal with increased Cardiac Troponin I. DHEA in various parts of the body reduced significantly and maximum decrease in DHEA was found when metal ring was on the left 4th and 5th fingers. Telomere reduced with each of the 5 fingers, but the 2nd, 4th, and 5th fingers produced the maximum reduction of telomere. When metal ring was inserted onto the left 1st and left 2nd finger, Cardiac Troponin I did not change significantly. Additional abnormality was found when patients with cancer wore metal ring(s); namely both Cardiac Troponin I and cancer parameters, such as Integrin_5_1 and Oncogen C-fos Ab2, increase anywhere between 4-12 times. However, when the ring was cut, creating a 1mm or longer empty space, no increase in cancer markers and Cardiac Troponin I were observed. Similar findings were found with metal bracelets.

Key Words: Cardiac Troponon I; DHEA; Telomere; Left ventricle; ECG; Myocardial damage; Cancer; Metal rings on 4th finger; Vulnerable period of T-wave of ECG for ventricular fibrillation; Integrin_5_1; Oncogen C-fos Ab2; Cardiac Purkinje fibers