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The purpose of this study was to explore the mechanism of acupoints sensitization phenomenon at the spinal and medulla levels. Experiments were performed on adult male Sprague-Dawley rats and visceral noxious stimuli was generated by colorectal distension (CRD). The activities of wide dynamic range (WDR) and subnucleus reticularis dorsalis (SRD) neurons(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic effect differences between electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with blood-letting plus cupping and western medicine therapy. METHODS Fifty-three cases were randomly divided into an observation group (n=31) and a control group (n=22). The observation group was treated by electroacupuncture at Jiaji (EX-B 2)(More)
The present study was designed to determine whether EA stimulates remodeling of extracellular matrix by inhibiting apoptosis in degenerated disc. 40 rabbits were randomly assigned to one of the four groups. Animal model was established by a loading device. Magnetic resonance imaging and Pfirrmann's classification were obtained to evaluate both the model and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) has a significant effect on acute pain, but it has not solved the clinical problem of the chronification of acute pain. Diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC) function as a reliable indicator to predict the risk of chronic pain events. DNIC function in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients(More)
The present study was aimed at determining if the electroacupuncture (EA) is able to protect degenerated disc in vivo. New Zealand white rabbits (n = 40) were used for the study. The rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups. EA intervention was applied to one of the four groups. Magnetic resonance imaging and Pfirrmann's classification were obtained(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) of Jiaji (EX-B 2) plus focus-encircled needling for promoting the crust formation of herpes zoster and analgesia. METHODS Eighty cases of herpes zoster patients were equally randomized into EA group [treated with EA of Ashi-point, Jiaji (EX-B 2), Zhigou (SJ 6) and Houxi (SI(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the therapeutic effects of different types of acupuncture therapy on herpes zoster (acute stage). METHODS A total of 189 cases of acute herpes zoster outpatients and inpatients were recruited in the present multicenters (3 hospitals) randomized controlled clinical trials. They were divided into (computer-aided random allocation):(More)
OBJECTIVE To search for the best way to elevate the clinical therapeutic effect in the hemiplegic patient of cerebral thrombosis at convalescent period. METHODS Adopting single-blind, randomized controlled method, 90 cases of cerebral thrombosis at convalescent period were assigned to 3 groups: a scalp acupuncture group (group A), a rehabilitation therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) stimulation of "Jiaji" (EX-B 2) on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) proteins in the lumbar disc in rabbits with lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration so as to explore its mechanism in relieving intervertebral disc(More)
The aerobic granular sludge membrane bioreactor worked for 75 days. In this operation, the removal efficiencies for COD, NH4+ -N and TN were 91%-95%, 89.57%-100% and 48.25%-90.84%, respectively. The granular sludge appeared disintegration to some extent and the sludge settlement performances deteriorated. Sludge specific resistance from initial resistance(More)