Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research 43(2-3) Abstracts

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ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 43, pp.89-101, 2018
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https://doi.org/10.3727/036012918X15353852193122


Effect of Acupuncture Therapy on Plasma Antidiuretic Hormone, Melatonin and Total Antioxidant Capacity Levels in Patients With Nocturia

Ersel Geçioğlu, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine CenterGazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Çınar Severcan, PhD
Association Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Pharmacy, Zonguldak, Turkey

Ş. Setenay Mit, MD, PhD
Staff Physician,
Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine CenterGazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Cemal Çevik, MD
Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Gazi University Medicine Faculty, Ankara, Turkey; Coordinator of Acupuncture Training Courses, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Ayşe Banu Çaycı Sivri, MD
Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Gazi University Medicine Faculty, Ankara, Turkey

(Correspondence: Dr. Ersel GeciogluGazi Hospital, Clinic of
Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine CenterGazi University, Ankara, Turkey Tel: 0090-312-2025460; Fax: 0090-312-2121704; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received: June 30, 2018; Accepted with revisions: July 12, 2018)

Nocturia is a common symptom which causes sleeping disorders in the elderly. A number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture may modulate a wide range of neuro endocrinological factors following stimulation of acupoints. We aim to examine the effect of acupuncture treatment and plasma levels of ADH, melatonin hormone and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) on nocturia patients. 28 healthy women subjects (Group I) and 27 women nocturia patients (Group II) have been joined to our study. Following a total of 10 acupuncture sessions has been applied with two sessions per week, we took blood samples from the nocturia patients (Group III). Plasma antidiuretic hormone, melatonin and TAC levels were studied by Elisa method. As a result, all of the patients responded to acupuncture treatment positively. In our study, patients with nocturnal polyuria (Group II) showed significantly low plasma antidiuretic hormone and melatonin levels in comparison to the Group I(p<0.001). Although plasma melatonin levels showed an increase by 12.35% in Group III in comparison to Group II, plasma ADH levels did not change between the two groups. Thus, it was concluded that melatonin could be beneficial for nocturia via central nervous system effect. Patients with nocturnal polyuria (Group II) plasma TAC level showed a decrease when compared with the control group (Group I). However, the plasma TAC level decreased by 9.83% following the 10th session in Group III in comparison to Group II (p=0,044). Based on our results we concluded that acupuncture treatment has a regulatory effect on plasma melatonin levels in patients with nocturia and can be used in the treatment of nocturia patients.

Keywords: Nocturia Patients; Acupuncture; Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH); Melatonin Hormone; Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC)


ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 43, pp.103-118, 2018
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https://doi.org/10.3727/036012918X15353852193131


Comparison of Pelvic Autonomic Nerve Function Recovery Between the Group only with Surgery and Group with Additional Acupuncture and Electrotherapy for Treatment in Patients with Rectal Cancer after Anus-Preserving Operation

Jiaying ZhaoM.D.1
Associate Professor

Yuankun Cai
, M.D.1
Clinical Professor

Huipeng Wang, M.D.1
Research Staff

Yan Zhou, M.D.2
Research Staff

Yanbin Zhang, B.S.3
Research Staff

Wenjie Chen, M.D.1
Research Staff

Chenxia Shen, B.S.1
Research Staff

Tao Ye, M.D.1
Research Staff

1. Department of General Surgery, The Fifth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University, Shanghai 200240, P.R. China
2. Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Fifth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University, Shanghai 200240, P.R. China
3. Department of Urology, The Fifth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University, Shanghai 200240, P.R. China

These authors contributed equally to this work.

(Correspondence: Jiaying Zhao, M.D., Department of General Surgery, The Fifth People's Hospital of Shanghai, Fudan University, 801 Heqing Road, Shanghai 200240, P.R. China, Phone: +86-18917107062, Fax: +86-21-57643271, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received November 3, 2017; Accepted with revisions August 22, 2018)

To investigate acupuncture and electro-acupuncture for the recovery of pelvic autonomic nerve in patients with rectal cancer after anus-preserving operation, 120 patients with rectal cancer had anus-preserving operation at the Department of General Surgery in the Fifth People’s Hospital of Shanghai Affiliated to Fudan University. They were enrolled between 1st
October-2015 and 30th June-2017, and were randomly divided into experimental and control groups (60 each). Patients in experimental group were treated with acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Patients in control group were treated with levator ani exercise. After early stage therapy of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, the recovery time of patients bowel sound in experimental group and control group were 52.6±4.9 hours versus 66.3±6.4 hours (t=13.17, P<0.05), the recovery time was reduced by about 20% in experimental group. The first exhaust time were 60.5±5.7 hours versus 70.3±7.1 hours (t=8.337, P<0.05), the recovery time was reduced by about 10%. The catheter removal-time 5.5±1.3 days versus 7.1±1.4 days (t=6.487, P<0.05), the recovery time was reduced by about 20%. After late stage therapy of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, fecal incontinence Wexner score, anorectal pressure, pelvic-floor electromyography, urodynamic index, male sexual function and quality of Life Questionnaire-Colorectal Cancer 29 (QLQ-CR29) in experimental group were improved about 2 months ahead of time in comparison with those in control group. So, the therapy of acupuncture and electro-acupuncture can promote the functional recovery of pelvic autonomic nerve after anus-preserving operation.

Keywords: Acupuncture; Electro-acupuncture; Pelvic autonomic nerve function


ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 43, pp.119-157, 2018
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Human Papilloma Virus-Type 16 (HPV-16) & Human Herpes Virus-Type 8 (HHV-8) infections were found to be co-existing major cancer-contributing factors. Individualized, safe, effective treatment of hopelessly advanced cancer patients with metastasis by combining 4 methods of effective treatment: 1) Optimal dose of Vitamin D3 using its 10 unique beneficial effects, 2) Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement Method, 3) Stimulation of newly discovered Thymus gland representation areas on the back of each hand, & 4) Identification & removal of co-existing cancer-contributing factors

Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., F.I.C.A.E., F.A.A.I.M., F.R.S.M.,
Adjunct Professor of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President, International Association of Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Medical Societies; President & Professor of International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation

Dominic Lu, FAGD, FRSH, FICD, FICAE
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Formally, Professor of Oral Medicine University of Pennsylvania President, American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry

Harsha Duvvi, MD, MPH, FICAE
Clinical Assistant Prof. Dept of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; Visiting Associate Professor of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Abdallah Nihrane, Ph.D., FICAE,
Visiting Associate Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Assistant Prof., Dept. of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York City; Former Visiting Scientist at NIH, Bethesda, MD

Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-MD (7 Dan)
President, Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Medical Society; Executive Director of ORT Life Science Research Institute; Visiting Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics 

Motomu Ohki, MS, F.I.C.A.E. (Hon.)
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan

(Contact Prof. Omura: TEL: 1(212)781-6262, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received: July 20, 2018; Accepted with revisions: August 1, 2018)

Previous study indicated Human Papilloma Virus-Type 16 (HPV-16) has important role in genesis of ovarian cancer, uterus cancer, & breast cancer. Omura, Y. noticed HPV-16 virus co-exists with single-cell parasite Toxoplasma Gondii (T.G.) infection in most of the cancer tissues he examined. Therefore, he thought some unknown virus must exist in the T.G. In early 2018, he found there is strong Human Herpes Virus-Type 8 (HHV-8) infection in every cell of Toxoplasma Gondii he examined. Thus, we found in every cancer cells there are co-existing cancer-promoting factors of HPV-16 & HHV-8 infection associated with Toxoplasma Gondii. As a common source of these infections in human cancer patients, we found most egg yolk has co-existing HPV-16, HHV-8 & Toxoplasma Gondii, but egg whites are free of these infections & can be eaten safely as protein supply. Many cats and dogs also have these infections. As most important, safe treatment of cancer, we found repeated optimal dose of Vitamin D
3 with optimal interval of about 8 hours is ideal because of 10 unique, beneficial effects discovered by him. Individually determined one optimal dose of Vitamin D3 has most effective anti-cancer effects in hopeless, advanced, cancer patients by reducing extremely high Integrin α5β1 of over 1500ng to normal value of 0.002~0.004ng and 8-OH-dG (proportional to DNA mutation which is required for cancer growth) of over 60~80ng to normal value of 0.1~0.25ng for average 8 hours and 6000~9000ng of strong pathogenic infection of HPV-16 & HHV-8 in cancer tissue reduced to safe range of less than 500ng by markedly increased urinary excretion. Concerning beneficial effect of optimal dose of Vitamin D3, all the previous studies failed to use individualized optimal dose. As a result, they could not properly evaluate beneficial effects & side effects and many reports claimed there were no significant beneficial effects including anti-cancer effects. Although optimal dose of Vitamin D3 can eliminate these viral infections very significantly but not less than 500~300ng. Cancer incidence is only significant when these viruses are above 6000ng inside the body. Thus, we can keep potentially serious patients with strong cancer-contributing virus infections at relatively safe low degree of infection of much less than 3000ng. Our ideal treatment for advanced cancer patients is a combination of 1) Individually determined Optimal dose of Vitamin D3 with optimal interval of about 8 hours, 2) Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement Method by manual stimulation organ representation area of pathological organs at hands, 3) Stimulation of Thymus gland representation area of the back of the hand which was discovered by Omura, Y. in 2017, & 4) Identification & removal of multiple co-existing cancer-promoting factors. This combination of 4 new methods of treatment was found to be most effective & safe treatment for not only hopelessly advanced cancer patients but also many other difficult medical problems.

KeywordsEMF resonance phenomenon between 2 identical molecules or cancers; Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT); Virus infection & cancer; HPV-16; HHV-8; Toxoplasma Gondii; Cancer; Adenocarcinoma of various organs; Integrin α
5β1; 8-OH-dG; Optimal dose of Vitamin D3; Beneficial effects of optimal dose of Vitamin D3Thymosin α1Thymosin β4Thymosin deficiency syndrome; Selective drug uptake enhancement method