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The Effect of Acupuncture on High Blood Pressure of Patients Using Antihypertensive Drugs
Sevgin Özlem İşeri, MD
Medical Physiologist & Assistant Dr., Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara/TURKEY
(Received: Feb 13, 2013; Accepted with Revisions:March13, 2013)
Abstract: Blood pressure control is an important component of cardiovascular disease prevention. Despite the advances in the treatment of hypertension, effective management remains poor. The combined use of multiple drug strategies fail to regulate blood pressure and chronic use of those agents cause severe side-effects. New strategies are required to control high blood pressure. We aim in our study to research the effects of acupuncture treatment on blood pressure of hypertensive patients who have already been exposed to antihypertensive drug therapy for at least 24 months. Each patient was using 1-3 antihypertensive drug of a heterogeneous pharmacological group ranging from ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and beta blockers and the most common complaint of those patients were fatigue, dizziness, weakness, headache and joint pain, sleeping problems, cold hands and feet, edema, depression. We did not alter patients’ diet (salt intake), physical activity or use of antihypertensive drugs. The study includes 24 male and 10 female patients. Ki 3 (Taixi), Liv 3 (Taichong), Sp9 (Yinlingquan), L.I. 4 ( Hegu), Ht 7 (Shenmen), St 36 (Zusanli), Sp 6 (Sanyinjiao), Ki 7(Fulio), Lu 9 acupuncture points were needled. After being treated with acupuncture for one month in every two days for a total of 15 sessions, we found significant 2reductions (p 001) in both systolic (from 163.14 ± 19.33 to 129.49 ± 18.52) and diastolic(from 94.37 ± 19.70 to79.31 ± 7.87) blood pressures of these patients. The aim here is not to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture and drug therapy on blood pressure, but to simply report that on patients currently using antihypertensive medication, acupuncture facilitated a significant reduction in blood pressure and reduced the patients complaints. We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggest that acupuncture should be in the hypertension treatment guidelines and widely used for blood pressure regulation.
Keywords: Acupuncture; Hypertension; Blood pressure; Essential Hypertension; Drug resistance; Complementary Therapy
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Treating Angina Pectoris By Acupuncture Therapy
Lixian Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology,
Hao Xu, M.D.
Attending Physician, Dept. of Anesthesiology,
Wei Gao, M.D.
Staff Physician, Dept. of Anesthesiology,
Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Dept. of Anesthesiology,
Hui Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, P.R.China
Dominic P. Lu, DDS, L. Ac
Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, Course Director, Selective in Pain and Anxiety Control
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and President, American Society For The Advancement Of Anesthesia in Dentistry
(Received 15 December, 2011; Accepted with Revisions February 10, 2013)
ABSTRACT: Acupuncture therapy on PC 6 (Neiguan) has a therapeutic effect on cardiac and chest ailments including angina pectoris. Additional beneficial acupuncture points are PC 4 (Ximen), HT 7 (Shenmen point), PC 7 (Daling point), PC 5 (JIanshi point), PC 3 (Quze point), CV 17 (Danzhong point), CV 6 (Qihai point), BL 15 (Zinshu point), L 20 (Pishu point), BL 17 (Geshu point), BL23 (Shensu point), BL18 (Ganshu point), HT 5 (Tongli point), and ST36 (Zusanli point). Acupuncture not only quickly relieve the symptoms of acute angina pectoris, but also improve nitroglycerine’s therapeutic effects. Therefore, it is an efficient simple therapeutic method used for emergency and for regular angina treatment. Review of studies on acupuncture therapy has shown effectiveness were between 80% to 96.2% that are almost as effective as conventional drug regimen. When compared with conventional medical treatment, the acupuncture therapy shows the obvious advantage of lacking, adverse side effects commonly associated with the Western anti-anginal drugs such as 1) Nitroglycerine (headache-63% with nitroglycerine patch and 50% with spray; syncope-4%; and dizziness- 8% with patch; hypotension-4% with patch; and increased angina 2% with patch). 2) Isosorbide mononitrate (dizziness- 3 to 5%; nausea/vomiting- 2 to 4% and other reactions including hypotension, and syncope even with small doses). 3) Propranolol (bradycardia, chest pain, hypotension, worsening of AV conduction disturbance, Raynaud’s syndrome, mental depression, hyperglycemia, etc). Many conventional anti-anginal medications cause inter-drug reactions with other medications the patients are taking for other diseases. Whereas, acupuncture therapy does not pose such an interference with patient’s medications. Nevertheless, surgery is still the treatment of choice when acupuncture or conventional drug therapy fails. Combination of conventional drug therapy and acupuncture would considerably decrease the frequency and the required dosage of drug taking, thereby decreasing the unpleasant side effects of the drug therapy.
Keywords: Angine pectoris; PC 6 (Neiguan point); Acupuncture; Myocardial Ischemia
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Factors Significantly Increasing orInhibiting Early Stages of Malignant Melanoma (M.M.)and Non-Invasive Evaluation of New Treatment by Ingestion and External Application of Optimal Doses of the Most Effective anti-M.M. substances: Haritaki,Cilantro,Vitamin D3, Nori, EPA with DHA, & Application of Special (+) Solar Energy Stored Paper, which Reducedthe M.M. Active Area& Asbestos Rapidly
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; President & Prof., International College of Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics; Adjunct Prof. Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, New York Medical College; Executive Editor, Journal of Integrative Oncology
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
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. ORT-MD (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, Kurume City, Japan
Motomu Ohki, M.Sc, F.I.C.A.E. (Hon.)
ORT Life Science Research Institute, Kurume City, Japan
(Received: January 7, 2013; Accepted with revisions February 15, 2013)
ABSTRACT: Sterilizing the pre-cancer skin of malignant melanoma (M.M.) with 70% Isopropyl alcohol intensified malignancy &the malignant response extended to surrounding normal looking skin, while sterilizing with 80% (vodka) or 12% (plum wine) ethyl alcohol completely inhibited M.M. in the area (both effects lasted for about 90 minutes initially). Burnt food (bread, vegetables, meat, and fish),a variety of smoked & non-smoked fish-skin, many animal’s skin, pepper, Vitamin Cover 75mg,mango,pineapple, coconut, almond, sugars, Saccharine & Aspartame, garlic, onion, etc& Electromagnetic field from cellular phones worsened M.M.& induced abnormal M.M. response of surrounding skin. We found the following factors inhibit early stage of M.M. significantly: 1) Increasing normal cell telomere, by taking500mgHaritaki,often reached between 400-1150 ng& gradually diminished, but the M.M. response was completely inhibited until normal cell telomeres are reduced to 150 ng, which takes 6-8hours.More than 70mgVitamin C, Orange Juice, &other high Vitamin C containing substances shouldn’t be taken because they completely inhibit the effects of Haritaki. 2) We found Chrysotile asbestos & Tremolite asbestos (¼ of the Chrysotile amount) coexist. A special Cilantro tablet was used to remove asbestos & some toxic metals.3) Vitamin D3400 I.U. has a maximum inhibiting effect on M.M. but 800 I.U. or higher promotes malignancy.4) Nori containing Iodine, etc., was used. 5)EPA 180 mm with DHA 120 mg was most effectively used after metastasis to the surrounding skin was eliminated. When we combined 1 Cilantro tablet & Vitamin D3400 I.U. with small Nori pieces& EPA with DHA, the effect of complete inhibition of M.M. lasted 9-11hours.When these anti-M.M. substances (Haritaki, Vitamin D3, Cilantro, Nori, EPA with DHA) were taken together, the effect lasted 12-14hoursandM.M.involvement in surrounding normal-looking skin disappeared rapidly &original dark brown or black are a satisfying “ABCD” of M.M. completely fell off. Both oral & frequent external application of mixed solution of plum wine & the same combination of anti-M.M. substances can be used as very effective treatment by taking2-3 times daily. Additional application of special (+) Solar Energy Stored Paper reduced asbestos &accelerated reduction of M.M. positive area rapidly. This method with individualized optimal doses has also been successfully applied to treat several other types of malignancies.
KEYWORDS: Malignant Melanoma; Telomere; Haritaki; Vitamin D3;Cilantro; Asbestos; Nori; Special (+) Solar Energy Stored Paper; Isopropyl Alcohol; Ethyl Alcohol; Vitamin C
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INFLUENCE OF I-CHING (YIJING, OR THE BOOK OF CHANGES) ON CHINESE MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
Dominic P. Lu, DDS
Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania President, American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry, and Attending Teaching Staff, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, Paterson, New Jersey
(Correspondence: Tel: (6l0) 298-8805; Fax: (610) 395-8093)
(Received on November 11, 2012; Accepted with revisions on March 5, 2013)
ABSTRACT: I-Ching or Yi-Jing (易經, also known as The Book of Changes) is the earliest classic in China. It simply explained the formation of the universe and the relationship of man to the universe. Most, if not all, branches of various knowledge, including traditional Chinese medicine, can be traced back its origin to this Book in which Fu Shi (伏羲; 2852 B.C.) theorized how the universe was formed, through his keen observation of environment and orbits of sun, moon and stars. He used symbols to represent his views. The essence of I-Ching is basically the expression and function of Yang symbolized as “▬” (from ↔) and Yin symbolized “” (from →←), and as interaction and circulation of Yang and Yin. Both Yin and Yang were derived from the same origin, Tai-Chi. Fu Shi believed Yin and Yang were the two opposite background force and energy that make the universe as what it is. Yang and Yin manifest in great variety of phenomena such as mind and body, masculine and feminine, sun and moon, hot and cold, heaven and earth, positive and negative electricity etc.The entire theory of Chinese medicine is based on the theories of Yin and Yang as well as that of 5 Element Cycles which are also related to the orderly arrangement of 8 trigrams(八卦)by King Wen(文王, 1099-1050B.C.). The 5 Elements Theory explains the “check and balance” mechanism created by the background force of Yin and Yang Qi and illustrated the relationships that are either strengthened or weakened by “acting and controlling” among the 5 elements. I-Ching has exerted profound influences on some well-known European philosophers and scientists, notably Leibnitz and Hegel. Between I-Ching and modern cosmology and the physics of sub-atomic particles, there are some basic theories in common.
Key Words: Qi, I-Ching, Book of Changes, Yin-Yang, Trigrams, Hexagrams, Chinese Medicine, Health.