Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research 44(1) Abstracts

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ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 44, pp. 1-10, 2019
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OVARIAN CARCINOMA OCCURRING AFTER BREAST CARCINOMA - DETECTION OF RISK FACTORS USING BDORT TEST

Momir Dunjic, MD, PhD
F.I.C.A.E., Cert MD-ORT (4DAN), Associate Prof of Ob/Gyn & Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pristina, Faculty of Health Science, AMEU-ECM Maribor, Faculty of Pharmacy Novi Sad, President of The Serbian Medical Acupuncture Society, President of The Serbian Association of Integrative Medicine; Vice-President of The European Society of Integrative Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia

Dejan Krstic, Ph.D.
Associate Prof at Faculty of Environmental Safety, University of Nis, Serbia. President of The Non-Ionising Radiation Section of The SAIM

Slavisa Stanisic, MD, Ph.D.
Cert MD-ORT (1 DAN), Prof of Ob/Gyn & Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pristina, Faculty of Health Science, AMEU-ECM, Faculty of Pharmacy Novi Sad, Vice-President of The SAIM, Belgrade, Serbia

Milos Mirkovic, MD, PhD
Prof of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, Univ. of Pristina

Marija Dunjic, MD
MMA Medical Faculty, University of Defence, Belgrade

Bojan Rajevic, DDS
BDORT Center of Functional Supplementation and Integrative Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia. Secretary of Section for Acupuncture of Serbian Medical Society

Nebojsa Milicevic, MD
Cert MD-ORT (1 DAN), BDORT Center of Functional Supplementation and Integrative Medicine, Belgrade, Serbia

Katarina Dunjic, Medical student
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Luka Dodic, Medical student
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia

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(Received on March 4, 2019; Accepted with revision: March 25, 2019)

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy among women worldwide. There are many risk factors for breast carcinoma, such as genetics, Electro Magnetic Field Radiation (EMFs), the presence of human papillomaviruses (HPV), BRCA mutations, low vitamin D level, and toxins. The risk of developing ovarian metastases increases with the passage of time after the breast cancer diagnosis, and there are significant links between the tumor stage and the development of ovarian metastases (expressed Mammoglobin B). Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer proven to be effective, women need to learn about their personal risk for developing ovarian cancer. This is especially true for the women already diagnosed with breast cancer, who should make sure if they are at risk for ovarian cancer. By using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT), originated by Prof. Omura, we can detect a lot of risk factors contributing to the risk for ovarian cancer, such as the presence of HPV in the ovary, exposure to EMFs, food intolerance, low level of telomeres, the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi (BB), Tuberculosis (TB) etc. A high level of HPV 16 in the ovary that is located on the same side as breast cancer could be detected, in addition to a high level of Integrin α5β1, as a marker of carcinogenesis. The cervix region infected by HPV is connected with the presence of HPV on both breasts, while the infection of one ovary (either left or right) is connected with the diseased breast (with cancer) on the same side. We examined 38 patients with confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer, by using indirect BDORT and in all patients we found out one ovary with a high level of HPV infection as with high level of Integrin α5β1 . There are some mutual factors for the carcinogenesis of breast cancer and ovary cancer (HPV infection, BB, TB etc., toxins, EMFs). All patients reported being exposed to EMFs. 29 out of a total of 38 (76.32%) patients had the infection of one ovary and the same side breast where exist breast carcinoma. In the same time on same side ovary we detected high level of HPV 16 and 18 and high level of Integrin α5β1. In three of 38 patients we found out increased ovary tumor markers. In study group we found out 29 out of a total of 38 patients have a risk of ovary carcinoma. What we can learn from related literature is that ovarian carcinoma occurring after breast carcinoma is usually the metastasis of breast carcinoma; however, after this research, we believe that, in most cases, ovarian and breast carcinoma develop simultaneously, stimulated by the same or similar factors, and possibly by the same carcinoma stem cell.

KEYWORDS: Breast carcinoma; Ovarian carcinoma; BDORT test; EMFs; HPV; BRCA


ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 44, pp. 11-21, 2019
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Effect of Electroacupuncture Stimulation at Different Frequencies on Brain Waves

Ji-Su Lee
University student, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 02447, Korea

Yu-Jin Choi, K.M.D., M.S.
Ph,D. student, Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 02447, Korea

Seung-Hun Cho, K.M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 02447, Korea; Research group of Neuroscience, East-West Medical Research Institute, WHO Collaborating Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

(Correspondence: Seung-Hun Cho, K.M.D., Ph.D., Phone: +82-2-958-9186 Fax: +82-2-958-9187, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received: March 11, 2019; Accepted: March 25, 2019)

Frequency and intensity of stimulation are important parameters in electroacupuncture. This study investigated the effect of electroacupuncture at different frequencies and intensities via electroencephalography. Bilateral ST36 (zusanli) of 15 healthy participant volunteers were stimulated via two different modes of electroacupuncture: 2Hz (low frequency) with a highintensity mode (5-6mA), and 120Hz (high frequency) with a low-intensity (2-2.5mA) mode. Eight-channel EEG were recorded before and during the electroacupuncture stimulation. After eliminating artifacts from raw EEG data, power spectrum analysis was done according to frequency bands: theta (4–8Hz), alpha (8–13Hz), beta (13–30Hz), and gamma (30-50Hz) bands. With electroacupuncture stimulation, the absolute theta power was decreased compared with baseline in the overall region (P<0.05 in all channel with some minor exceptions). Moreover, high frequency electroacupuncture stimulation increased the absolute alpha power in the posterior region (P=0.047 in left; P=0.125 in right). Further, high frequency electroacupuncture stimulation decreased the absolute beta power in prefrontal region (P=0.006 in left; P=0.006 in right), and decreased the absolute gamma power in posterior region (P=0.035 in right). It is likely that electroacupuncture at ST36 affects brain waves differently depending on stimulation frequency.

Keywords: Electroacupuncture; Acupuncture; Brain wave; Electroencephalography


ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 44, pp. 23-38, 2019
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Acupuncture for the Treatment of Fatigue after Total Thyroidectomy in Women with Papillary Thyroid Cancer: A Pilot Study

Eonju Jeon, M.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine Catholic University of Daegu School of medicine, Daegu, Korea

Minah Kwak, M.D, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Daegu, Korea

Imhee Shin, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Medical Statistics Catholic University of Daegu School of medicine, Daegu, Korea

Seokbong Kang, M.D, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Daegu, Korea

Hosang Shon, M.D, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Internal Medicine Catholic University of Daegu School of medicine, Daegu, Korea

Euidal Jung, M.D. Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine Catholic University of Daegu School of medicine, Daegu, Korea

(Corresponding Author: Euidal Jung, M.D., Department of Internal medicine Catholic University of Daegu School of medicine, 33, Duryugongwon-ro, 17-gil, Nam-Gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea,42472; Phone +82 53 650 4218; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

(Received: March 6, 2017; Accepted with revisions: August 30, 2018)

Objectives:
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer and the most common endocrine malignancy. Although it has a good prognosis, patients experience weight gain, fatigue, and neck pain after total thyroidectomy, and quality of life (QOL) can also decline. There is no effective treatment for these symptoms. This study evaluated the feasibility and safety of acupuncture for treating of fatigue in patients with PTC after total thyroidectomy.Methods: This is a prospective randomized controlled study using before and after measurements. The subjects included 25 patients with thyroid cancer who had undergone total thyroidectomy and were experiencing fatigue. Twelve patients underwent Saam (or Sa-Ahm) acupuncture treatment and thirteen subjects did not. Saam acupuncture, which is one of the original therapeutic modalities representing traditional Korean medicine, is a unique treatment method that has a different origin than the modalities from China and Japan. The basic characteristic of combining five shu points in Saam acupuncture is the selection of the tonification and sedation points along the self-meridian and other meridians based on creation and governor relationships. Acupuncture treatment was delivered two times a week for 6 weeks, in 25 to 30 minutes at each session. Acupoints were individually tailored according to the individual pattern of each patient. Fatigue severity and QOL were evaluated using the fatigue scale score and Short Form-36 (SF-36), respectively. Fatigue severity scale is a 9-item self-report questionnaire scale developed by Krupp et al. in 1989. SF-36 is a 36-item, patient-reported survey of patient health. Body weight, body mass index, fatigue scale score, and SF-36 score were evaluated pre- and post-treatment, and laboratory tests for biochemical variables were also performed. Results: Fatigue scale score (FSS) significantly improved in the acupuncture group (FSS; 29.92 to 19.50, decrease; 91.7%) compared to the control group (FSS; 29.92 to 31.15, decrease; 46.2%) at post-treatment compared to baseline (p=0.011). SF-36 scores were 74.12 in the acupuncture group and 69.02 in the control group, with no statistically significant difference (p=0.085). Weight change did not differ between the two groups. Liver enzymes such as aspartate aminotransferase were lower in the acupuncture group (27.67 to 24.33 IU/L) than in the control group (20.77 to 24.08 IU/L) (p=0.01). No other biochemical markers differed between the two groups. Conclusions: Acupuncture such as ST-36, CV-4, KI-10, and HT-8 may relieve fatigue and improve QOL in patients PTC who experience fatigue, and reduced QOL after total thyroidectomy without biochemical changes. A larger prospective study is required to confirm these effects.

Keywords: Acupuncture; Fatigue; Quality of life; Papillary thyroid cancer; Total thyroidectomy; Weight gain


ACUPUNCTURE& ELECTRO-THERAPEUTICS RES., INT. J., Vol. 44, pp. 39-51, 2019
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“CLINICAL DIAMOND” SECTION

of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, International Journal of Integrated Medicine - Clinically Very Useful & Important Information/Finding in Diagnosis/Treatment of Patients

ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELD RADIATION OF MOBILE PHONES AS A CAUSE OF INCREASED RELEASE OF MERCURY FROM AMALGAM FILLINGS AND RISK OF HARMFUL EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Dejan Krstic, PhD
Asociate Prof., Faculty of Occupational Safety, University of Nis, President Section of Nonionizing radiation, Serbian Association of Integrative Medicine (SAIM)

Momir Dunjic, MD, PhD, F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORT-MD (4 Dan)
Asociate Prof., School of Medicine, University of Pristina, Ob/Gyn; Asoc. Prof of Integrative Medicine at Faculty of Pharmacy, Novi Sad; University Alma Mater Europea-ECM, President Serbian Association of Integrative Medicine; Vice-president, European Society of Integrative Medicine (ESIM-Berlin)

Darko Zigar, PhD, PhD
Assistent Prof. of Faculty of Occupational Safety, University of Nis

Slavisa Stanisic MD, PhD
Prof of Ob/Gyn & Integr. Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pristina, Faculty of Health Science, AMEU-ECM, Faculty of Pharmacy N. Sad, Serbia

Bojan RajevicDDS
BDORT Center of Functional Supplementation and Integrative Medicine, Secretary of Section for Acupuncture of Serbian Medical Society, Belgrade, Serbia

Milos Mirkovic, MD, PhD
Prof of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, Univ. of Pristina

Z. Jovanovic Ignjatic, MD
Vice-president Acupuncture section of Serbian Medical Society, Vice-president Serbian Association of Integrative Medicine

Marija Dunjic, MD
MMA Medical Faculty, University of Defence, Belgrade

Branislav Stefanovic, DDS
President of Section of Integrative Dentistry, SAIM

Katarina Dunjic, student
Schoolof Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Mina Krstic, student
University of Nis, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Serbia

(Correspodence: Dejan Krstic, Fakultet zaštite na radu, Čarnojevića 10a, 18000 Nis, Srbija; mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Phone: +381 60 0419875

(Received: March 4, 2019; Accepted with revisions: March 25, 2019)

The aim of the research is to determine whether there was synergism between mobile phone exposure and higher release and accumulation of mercury in tissues of the individuals with amalgam fillings. For this purpose, the computer electro-magnetic simulation and the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT) method were used. For the electro-magnetic simulation, the FIT method (Finite Integration technique – numerical simulation method for calculation elelctromagnentic fields in space, expecialy in body) was used and the results of the electric field and Specific absorption rate (SAR) in the tooth model with and without amalgam fillings were obtained. Specific absorption rate is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. It is dose for absorbed electromagnetic radiation which is dependent on frequency and can be associated with the adverse effect of tissue heating. Standards indicate SAR values that should not be exceeded. The numerical result of absorption electro-magnetic energy shows increased value of the electric field, magnetic field, induced currents and SAR in teeth with fillings. These results indicated the possible explanation of the increased release mechanism of the mercury (Hg) when using mobile phones. The Bi-Digital O-Ring Test method tested the levels of mercury in the body, liver, and urine in a group of examinees who had amalgam fillings and used cell phones. By using indirect BDORT we examined groups of examinees 10 with and 10 examinees without amalgam fillings. By using BDORT we measaured level of Hg in the body and urin samples in all examinees before exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) of mobile phone and after 15 minutes of exposure of mobile phone EMF. The results showed significantly higher level of Hg in urin after exposure of EMF of mobile phone, only in a group of examinees with amalgam fillings. The results showed significant matches with some published papers by other researchers. These effects might cause potential organism disorders and represent secondary harmful effects of electro-magnetic radiation on the health of individuals. This approach throws a new light in clarifying the interplay of cellular electro-magnetic radiation and increased the release of mercury from the amalgam fillings. Increased toxic effects are imposed by themselves as possible.

Keywords: Electro-magnetic simulation (EMS); Cellular phone radiation; Bi-Digital O-Ring Test; Amalgam fillings; Mercury release