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Effects of Scolopendrid Water-Alcohol Extract Injection Applied to the Acupuncture Point on the Neuropathic Pain in Rats (백서(白鼠)에서 오공약침(蜈蚣藥鍼)이 신경병증성(神經病症性) 통증(痛症)에 미치는 영향(影響))

  • Lee, Sam-Ro;Koo, Sung-Tae;Kim, Sung-Nam;Hwang, Woo-Jun;Lee, Geon-Mok;Cho, Nam-Geun;Lim, Kyu-Sang;Kim, Sung-Chul
    • Korean Journal of Acupuncture
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.47-67
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    • 2004
  • Objectives : In the present study, the effect of Scolopendrid Water-Alcohol Extract (SWAE) applied to acupuncture point BL23 (Shinsu) on the neuropathic pain was examined. A common source of persistent pain in humans is the neuropathic pain. Anti-convulsant drugs are used to treat the neuropathic pain. In the oriental medicine, Scolopendrid was used for long time to treat convulsant syndrome and back pain, etc. Methods : On the bases of the Scolopendrid clinical application, the effect of SWAE applied to the acupuncture point was tested in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain was induced by tight ligation of L5 spinal nerve. When rats developed pain behaviors, One hundred microliter of SWAE was applied into the ipsilateral BL23 point at a dose of 10 mg/ml under enflurane anesthesia. The foot withdraw latency of the hind limb was measured for an indicator of pain level after each manipulation. Results : SWAE injection increased the mechanical threshold of the foot in the rat model of neuropathic pain significantly for the duration of 4h, suggesting a partial alleviation of pain. SWAE applied to BL23 point produced a significant improvement of mechanical sensitivity of the foot lasting for at least 4h. However, neither contralateral BL23 point, ST25 (Chonchu) point, nor LR3 (Taechung) point produce as much increase of mechanical sensitivity as ipsilateral BL23 point. And, this increase of mechanical sensitivity was dose-dependent. The improvement of mechanical threshold was interpreted as an analgesic effect. In addition, the analgesic effect of Scolopendrid 4 mg/kg injection is equivalent to that of gabapentin 50 mg/kg injection. The relations between SWAE-induced analgesia and endogenous nitric oxide(NO), inducible NO synthase (iNOS)/neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) were also examined. Results were turned out that both NO production and nNOS/iNOS protein expression which are increased by nerve injury were suppressed by SWAE injection applied to BL23 point. Conclusions : The data suggest 1) that SWAE produces a potent analgesic effect on the neuropathic pain model in the rat and 2) that SWAE-induced analgesia modulate endogenous NO through the suppression of nNOS/iNOS protein expression.

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A Study on recent tendency of anti-tumor herbal acupuncture (항암약침의 최신경향에 대한 고찰)

  • Lee, Yong-Yeon;Cho, Jung-Hyo;Lee, Yeon-Weol;Son, Chang-Gue;Cho, Chong-Kwan;Hwang, Kyu-Jeong;Yoo, Hwa-Seung
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.4 no.3
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    • pp.23-37
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    • 2001
  • Objective: The purpose of this study is to develop and activate anti-tumor herbal acupuncture for cancer patients in South Korea. Methods: We investigated some literatures on anti-tumor herbal acupuncture which is used in South Korea and China, and made diagrams. Results: The results are summarized as follows. Anti-tumor herbal acupuncture is one of the traditional oriental medical method which is effective for cancer patients. In domestic studies, most of herb materials are belong to action of cooling&detoxification(25.0%) and strengthening body resistance(46.4%) which are proved to have effects of anti-tumor, immune activation and preventing tumor. In China, point injection therapy are used for improving symptoms of cancer patients and hea1ing tumor. Also herbal intravenous injection is used for combination of chinese traditional and western cancer therapy and treating cancer patients variously. Conclusions: From the above results. it is expected that anti-tumor herbal acupuncture is useful to improve clinical symptoms and quality of life(QOL) of cancer patients. Also we must develop new progressive methods of point injection and herbal intravenous injection for treating cancer patients, and advance clinical studies and trials.

Korean Pharmacopuncture Meets Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture - A Short Review Article Including a Bibliometric Analysis of Pharmacopuncture over the Last 15 Years - Pharmacopuncture and Europe

  • Litscher, Daniela;Litscher, Gerhard;Kang, Dae-In
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.16 no.1
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    • pp.7-11
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    • 2013
  • Objective: Pharmacopuncture, a new therapy in traditional medicine, has attracted significant attention since its introduction to the Western world. This short review article employs a database analysis to examine the profile of publication activity related to pharmacopuncture. Methods: Three databases were searched: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane. About 300 papers related to the topic "pharmacopuncture" were found in these three most-commonly-used databases. Results: Fourteen papers are described in detail and are discussed in the context of the research performed at the Medical University of Graz, especially by the Frank Bahr Research Group "Auriculomedicine and Pharmacopuncture." Conclusion: High-tech research methods concerning future pharmacopuncture studies are briefly discussed.

The Study on Acupuncture & Moxibustion Treatment for Sinusitis (부비동염(副鼻洞炎)의 근래(近來) 다양한 침구요법(鍼灸療法)에 대한 문헌적(文獻的) 고찰(考察))

  • Kim Myung-Hee;Nam Sang-Soo;Lee Jae-Dong;Choi Do-Young;Ahn Byoung-Choul;Park Dong-Seok;Lee Yun-Ho;Choi Yong-Tae
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.479-491
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    • 1998
  • Purpose: This study was carried out to investigate the research of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for sinusitis. Methods: I mainly investigated 14 different kinds of recent edition of Chinese books and journals as references. Results: In the view of oriental medicine, sinusitis is regarded as Piyon(鼻淵). The loci used in the otopuncture therapies were Naepi(內鼻), Pye(肺), Aeck(額), Shinsangsun(腎上腺), Naebunpi(內分泌), and Weipi(外鼻) according to their frequencies. The drugs used in the drug-injection therapies were Corticoids, Lidocaine, Vitamin B, and herbal drugs. In addition, there were couple therapies mentioned in the references such as the electro-acupuncture therapies, the point penetration therapies, the point through-sinus acupuncture therapies, the point application therapies, the moxibustion therapies, the three-edged needle therapies, the ultra-sono acupuncture therapies, the cupping therapies, and the laser acupuncture therapies. Conclusions: There were various newly developed acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for sinusitis. Among them, the otopuncture therapies, the drug-injection therapies and the electro-acupuncture therapies were more frequently used than others.

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The function of point injection in improving learning and memory dysfunction caused by cerebral ischemia

  • Chen, Hua-De
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.4 no.1
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    • pp.49-53
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    • 2001
  • This experiment has investigated the influence of Yamen (Du. 15) point injection on learning and memory dysfunction caused by cerebral ischemia and reprofusion in bilateral cervical general artery combined with bleeding on mouse tail to mimic vascular dementia in human beings. By dividing 40 mice into 4 groups (group1false operation group, group2model group, group3point injection with Cerebrolysin group4point injection with saline.) According to random dividing principles, we observed the influence of Yamen(Du. 15) point injection on the time of swimming the whole course used by model mice which had received treatment for different days in different groups, and the influence of those mice on wrong times they entered blind end. The result showed that point injection with Cerebrolysin and saline could improve learning and memory dysfunction of the mice caused by cerebral ischemia.

Beneficial Effect of Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture on Cisplatin-Induced Acute Renal Failure in Rabbits (차전자약침(車前子藥鍼)이 Cisplatin에 의해 유발된 급성 신부전에 미치는 영향)

  • Park, Chun-ha;Chae, Woo-seok;Yun, Yeo-choong
    • Journal of Acupuncture Research
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.155-166
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    • 2004
  • Objective : The present study was carried out to determine if Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture exerts beneficial effect against the cisplatin-induced acute renal failure in rabbits. Method : Semen Plantaginis was selected in the basis of invigorating kidney-QI which can eliminate pathogens. The oxidative stability determined by the Rancimat technique showed higher antioxidative index when compared with control. Rabbits were treated with Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture on Shin-shu point for 3 days, followed by cisplatin injection(5mg/kg body weight). Results : Cisplatin injection caused an increase in serum creatinine level, which was accompanied by a reduction in GFR. The fractional excretion of $Na^{+}$, $K^{+}$, glucose and phosphate increased in cisplatin-induced animals, which was partially prevented by Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture treatment. Cisplatin injection increased lipid peroxidation, which was not prevented by Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture. Conclusions : These results indicate that lipid peroxidation plays a critical role in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure. Semen Plantaginis Herbal-Acupuncture exerts the protective effect against acute renal failure induced by cisplatin, and its effect may be attribued to an antioxidant action.

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A Way to Avoid Muscular Fibrosis in the First Dorsal Interosseous Muscle after Acupuncture Injection Therapy

  • Wong, Yiu Ming
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.20 no.3
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    • pp.227-229
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    • 2017
  • Fibrosis of skeletal muscle following acupuncture is an iatrogenic disorder. The present case illustrates a patient with a unilateral fibrotic formation on a thumb muscle after acupuncture injection therapy with red sage. The patient in the present case was a counter-terrorism police officer with right-handedness; he noted a palpable nodule three months after injection therapy at his left first dorsal interosseous in which the acupuncture point LI4 (He Gu) is located. He also found a reduction in the strength of his left pinch grip that noticeably affected his left handgun marksmanship. However, being ambidextrous in single-hand pistol shooting is an essential requirement for counter-terrorism police officers. Based on the patient's medical history and claims, no underlying disease or trauma was found to be associated with his current complaint. During physical examination, a fibrotic formation in his left first dorsal interosseous muscle was visualized by using diagnostic ultrasound; also, as confirmed with dynamometry, the strength of his left pinch grip was significantly lower than that of the right counterpart. Because acupuncture injection therapy has three components, antiseptic practices, the mechanical action of syringe insertion, and the pharmacological effect of the sterile herb extract, any one of the components may have contributed to the present adverse event. The first dorsal interosseous muscle is small in dimension and rather vascular; thus, it is not an ideal site for intramuscular injection. When a clinician needs to treat a patient by performing acupuncture at the LI4 acupoint and injecting a herbal extract simultaneously, the clinician should only mechanically stimulate the LI4 acupoint while injecting the herbal medicine into the LI14 (Bi Noe) acupoint on the same meridian, the LI14 acupoint being located in the distal portion of the deltoid muscle and being fairly close to the universally agreed upon site on the upper arm for safe administration of an injection.

The History of Liquid Ear Acupuncture and the Current Scientific State of the Art

  • Litscher, Daniela;Litscher, Gerhard
    • Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.109-113
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    • 2016
  • This short review article presents a current overview of existing publications and scientific results regarding liquid (ear) acupuncture. The injection of liquids into defined acupuncture points of the ear is not a method commonly used in the Western world. The term liquid acupuncture has different definitions, which makes understanding each definition and differentiating one from the other difficult. General terms like pharmacopuncture, homeosiniatry, and liquid acupuncture, which all describe the method of injecting different kinds of drugs into a defined body acupuncture point, are used. This article presents the history of liquid acupuncture, as well as the current scientific state of the art, from the point of view of two European researchers. Some articles are discussed and a few practical examples are presented.

Study of Clinic application of Myofascial Pain Syndrome with Acupucture and Trigger Point (경혈점과 유발점에 의한 근막통증후군의 임상적용에 대한 연구)

  • Chang, Moon-Kyung
    • Journal of Korean Physical Therapy Science
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    • v.2 no.3
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    • pp.727-738
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    • 1995
  • Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the major cause of chronic pain and trigger point injection, stretching, spray and electrical therapy are often used in clinical situation for treatment of myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is characterzied by the existence of a hypersensitive region, called the trigger point in a muscle or in the connective tissue, together with palpable noble, stiffness, limitation of motion and referred pain when trigger point is stimulated. Physiologically, they represent a self-sustaining vicious cycle of pain-spasm-pain. The purpose of this study is to illustrate mechanisms of pain by stimulation of acupuncture and trigger point, to introduce clinic application of orient and western stimulative point (acupuncture, trigger point)for treatment of MPS(myofascial pain syndrome), to make physiotherapist use both stimulative points for treatment of MPS.

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