Xiao-mei Niu

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OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) of "Xiusanzhen" [bilateral "Yingxiang" (LI 20) + "Yintang" (GV 29)] on learning-memory ability and hippocampal somatostatin (SS) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) contents in vascular dementia (VD) rats. METHODS Forty SD rats were randomly divided into control, VD model, VD plus olfactory bulb lesion(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of "Xiusanzhen" [bilateral "Yingxiang" (LI 20) + "Yintang" (EX-HN 3)] on learning-memory ability and choline acetyl transferase (ChAT) and acetyl cholinesterase (AChE) activity of hippocampus tissue in Alzheimer Disease (AD) rats. METHODS A total of 40 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, AD model, AD +(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) of "Xiusanzhen" [3 acupoints, i.e., bilateral "Yingxiang" (LI 20) and "Yintang" (EX-HN 3)] on expression of B-cell lymphoma/leukemia-2 (Bcl-2, an antiapoptosis protein) and Bax (a protein for promoting apoptosis) in the hippocampus in Alzheimer disease (AD) rats, so as to explore its clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of "Xiusanzhen" [electroacupuncture (EA) of bilateral "Yingxiang" (LI 20) and "Yintang" (EX-HN 3)] on activities of hippocampal muscarinic cholinergic receptor (mAChR) and the involved neural path in Alzheimer Disease(AD)rats. METHODS Forty Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into normal control, model, olfactory(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of vascular dementia (VD) so as to explore an effective therapy for it. METHODS Sixty cases of VD were randomly divided into acupuncture group and medication (Duxil, 40 mg/time, 2 times/d for 10 weeks) group, with 30 cases in each group. "Xiusanzhen" means that two acupuncture(More)
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