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CONTRALATERAL NEEDLING IN THE TREATMENT OF HEMIPLEGIA DUE TO ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE
Huanmin Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Professor, Department of Neurology, People’s Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Xia Gao, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College
Guixia Liang, R.N.
Department of Neurology, People’s Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Benxu Ma, M.D. Physician, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College
(Correspondence: Huanmin Gao, M.D., Ph.D.,
(Received October 10, 2011; Accepted with Revisions March 15, 2012)
ABSTRACT: Contra-lateral Needling, a traditional acupuncture technique, means contra-lateral acupuncture by inserting needles into acupoints on the relative healthy side of the body opposite to the injured side to treat diseases such as apoplexy with high efficacy. However, there are not many well-designed and controlled clinical evidences found in the literature. Therefore the present study was designed to assess its therapeutic responses in the treatment of hemiplegia due to acute ischemic stroke. A clinical study was conducted with randomly selected 106 patients who have acute ischemic stroke confirmed by MRI. The subjects were assigned into 3 groups: 45 in the contra-lateral needling group received acupuncture on the unaffected limbs; 45 in the conventional acupuncture group received acupuncture on the hemiplegic limbs; and 16 in the non-acupuncture group received the similar medical and nursing care as subjects in other two groups but no acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture was given daily for 45 minutes for 30 days. The clinical therapeutic responses rate, Neurological Deficits Score (NDS), Modified Barthel Index (MBI) and Fugl-Meger Assertion (FMA) were used to evaluate the effectiveness of 30 days treatment. The therapeutic response rate of the contra-lateral needling group was 46.67%, while 31.11% in the conventional acupuncture group, and 18.75% in the non-acupuncture group. The NDS of Contra-lateral needling group decreased more significantly than that of the conventional acupuncture group (p<0.01). The study also found that the MBI and FMA of Contra-lateral needling group increased more significantly than those of the conventional acupuncture group (p<0.01, respectively). Contra-lateral needling might be more effective than the conventional acupuncture in the treatment of hemiplegia due to acute ischemic stroke in terms of increasing the recovery of neurological functions, promoting ADL (activities for daily living) rehabilitation and the limbs motor function.
Key Words: Contra-lateral needling; Acupuncture; Ischemic stroke; Controlled clinical trial; Neurological deficits score; Modified Barthel index; Fugl-Meger assertion
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Newly Discovered Quick, NonInvasive Screening Method of Bone Marrow Malignancies Including Various Leukemia’s, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma, & Multiple Myeloma from Abnormal Small Rectangular Area within Bone Marrow Organ Representation Areas of the Face
Yoshiaki Omura M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.A., F.I.C.A.E., F.R.S.M.
Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation; Adjunct Prof. Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; President & Prof., International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Adjunct Prof., Dept. of Pharmacology, Chicago Medical School; Former Visiting Prof., Dept. of Psychophysiology, University of Paris No. 6 (Marie & Pierre Curie)
Brian O’Young, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Associate Prof., Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine; Visiting Prof., Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
Marilyn Jones, M.S., D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E.
Visiting Associate Prof. of Holistic Dentistry, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Director, Holistic Dental Center of Houston; Former Assistant Prof. of Chemistry, University of Houston, Texas
Abdalla Nihrane, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Former Assistant Prof., Dept. of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical School
Harsha Duvvi MD, MPH, F.I.C.A.E.
Clinical Assistant Prof., Dept. of Family & Community Medicine and Neurologist, New York Medical College; Visiting Associate Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics
Kamila Paluch, M.S.
Research Assistant at the Heart Disease Research Foundation; Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student at Columbia University
Yasuhiro Shimotsuura M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Cert. ORTMD (7 Dan)
Vice-President of Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Association; Visiting Prof. of Integrative Medicine, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Director of Shimotsuura Clinic & ORT Life Science Research Institute, Fukuoka, Japan
Motomu Ohki, M.Sc, F.I.C.A.E. (Hon.)
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Fukuoka, Japan
(Received January 10, 2012; Accepted with Revisions February 29, 2012)
ABSTRACT: Diagnoses of bone marrow associated malignancies such as Acute & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute & Chronic Myelogenous (Myeloid) Leukemia, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma are often missed without a blood test. However, in 2008, Omura Y reported several newly discovered organ representation areas that exist between the lower end of the eyebrows and upper end of the upper eyelid. This space was divided into 5 organ representation areas. The first space (more than 1/4 of entire space) near the side of the face (temple) is the bone marrow representation area (BMRA). Therefore, we examined the bone marrow representation areas non-invasively with the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test (BDORT). When the small rectangular shaped part of the BMRA is strong negative (-) with more than -2, often there is a malignancy associated with bone marrow. At this area, we found 1) Integrin á5â1 & Oncogen C-fos Ab2 increased very significantly between 125~300 ng BDORT units; 2) very high Chrysotile Asbestos (0.11~0.14 mg); 3) markedly reduced Acetylcholine of less than 1 ng; 4) significantly reduced telomere of less than 1 yg (=10-24 g); and 5) Increased 8-OH-dG (often more than 5 ng). Once the abnormal small rectangular area is localized by BDORT, by detecting the specific microscopic slide which produces EMF resonance, one can diagnose these malignancies non-invasively in about 10 minutes. When a subject has any one of the above 7 types of bone marrow associated malignancies, the 5 aforementioned abnormal parameters can be detected. When Acetylcholine is markedly reduced to 0.25 ng or less, 8-OH-dG is 10 ng or higher, and Sirtuin 1 (one of the 7 mammalian longevity genes) in both the Hippocampus and the body is 0.025 pg or less, most of the patients have a very poor prognosis. However, we found that increasing normal cell telomere & longevity gene Sirtuin 1 can often improve both pathology & prognosis. All weights are in BDORT units (the weight required to produce maximum EMF resonance).
Keywords: Bone marrow representation area; Bone marrow related malignancies; Various leukemia’s; Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Multiple myeloma; Longevity gene Sirtuin 1; Telomere; 8-OH-dG; Acetylcholine; Oncogen C-fos Ab2; Integrin á5â1
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Sedating the Apprehensive Debilitated Patients for Dental Procedures by Combining Parenteral Sedation and Hypnosis with Supplemental Acupuncture Therapy
Dominic P. Lu, DDS
Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine University of Pennsylvania President, American Society for Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry
PingShi Wu, PhD
Assistant Professor of BioStatistics Department of Mathematics Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
Winston I. Lu, RPh, PharmD
Pharmacist Providence Memorial Hospital El Paso, TX
(Correspondence: Dominic P. Lu, DDS, 1810 Blue Barn Road Orefield, PA 18069; Tel: (6l0)2988805; Fax: (610)3958093)
(Received March 2, 2012; Accepted with revisions March 20, 2012)
ABSTRACT: Treating apprehensive debilitated patients (i.e. geriatric patients, patients with cardiac, pulmonary, kidney, or liver diseases, and those with other severe systemic conditions) for dental procedures can cause unexpected medical complications such as cardiac arrest, stroke, asthma or shock, etc. Due to diminishing functional capacities of their organs, sedating those patients with sedative drugs in normal regular dosage could increase the risk of adverse events for this group of patients and can also increase the risk of liability for the clinician. The authors treated 34 apprehensive dental patients with a combination technique using parenteral sedation and hypnosis together with acupuncture. We used BiDigital ORing Test (BDORT) to select the compatible sedative drugs and to individualize the dosage suitable to the patient's medical condition. Oftentimes, BDORT predetermined dosage amounts to a fraction of regular dosage that is normally recommended by manufacturer for regular healthy patients. Such a reduced dosage, though benign to patient, may be insufficient to render a patient to the sedation level for dental treatment. Nevertheless, hypnosis with acupuncture can be applied to potentiate the therapeutic effect of parenteral sedation, thereby reducing the amount of sedative agents required to alleviate patient anxiety. The results indicated that hypnosis with acupuncture and BDORT could effectively allow the reduction of the sedative dosage and may beneficially provide a safe and comfortable situation for the debilitated patients to receive the necessary treatment.
Key Words: Debilitated patients; Sedation; Hypnosis; Acupuncture.