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Pan-Dong Ryu Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
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Younbyoung Chae Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
Eun Jung Kim Dongguk University, Republic of Korea
Hee Young Kim Daegu Haany University, Republic of Korea
Min su Kim Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Young Woo Kim Dongguk University, Republic of Korea
Sungtae Koo Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
Chan-Young Kwon Dong-Eui University, Republic of Korea
Bong Hyo Lee Daegu Haany University, Republic of Korea
Hyangsook Lee Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
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Lev Georgievich Agasarov Moscow Medical Academy, Russia
Brigitte Ausfeld-Hafter Institute for Complementary Medicine KIKOM, Switzerland
Winfried Banzer Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat, Germany
Dorit Gamus Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Merrijoy Kelner University of Toronto, Canada
Richard Niemtzow Air Force Acupuncture Center, United States
Roeland Van Wijk Leiden University, Netherlands
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George David Baxter University of Otago, New Zealand
Fabrizio Benedetti University of Turin Medical School, Italy
Kevin Chen University of Maryland School of Medicine, United States
Dominik Irnich Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Peter Johnstone Moffitt Cancer Center, United States
Mieko Kurosawa International University of Health and Welfare, Japan
Lixing Lao University of Hong Kong School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong
Jaung-Geng Lin China Medical University, Taiwan
Yuan Lin Southern Medical University, China
Thomas Lundeberg Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Hugh MacPherson University of York Department of Health Sciences, United Kingdom
Moriya Ohkuma Kindai University, Japan
Sanjay Srivastava Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United States
Miroslav Stefanov Trakia University Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Charlie Changli Xue School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Australia
Chun-Su Yuan University of Chicago, United States
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Jon Adams University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health - Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Australia
Felicity Bishop University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Heather Boon University of Toronto, Canada
Benno Brinkhaus Charite University Hospital Berlin, Germany
William C.S Cho Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
Richard Harris University of Michigan Medical School, United States
Hocheol Kim Kyung Hee University
Myeong Soo Lee Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
Lawrence Leung Queen's University, Canada
Gerhard Litscher Hospital of the Federal State of Styria and University Hospital Research Unit of Biomedical Technology for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Austria
Vitaly Napadow Harvard Medical School, United States
Hi-Jun Park Kyung Hee University
Karen Pilkington University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Ho-Sueb Song Gachon University
Claudia Witt Charite University Hospital Berlin Institute of Social Medicine Epidemiology and Health Economics, Germany
Raimond Wong McMaster University, Canada
Weibo Zhang Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Suzanna M. Zick University of Michigan, United States
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In-Jung Kang Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute, Republic of Korea
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Byungsoo Ahn Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute, Republic of Korea
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Seoyoon Kim Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute, Republic of Korea

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JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
February, 2021
Vol.14 No.1

pISSN 2005-2901
eISSN 2093-8152

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    Abstract : Patients with glaucoma can show blood flow anomalies at the eye vessel level. A causal relationship is reasonably expected, but so far, it has not been demonstrated. Traditional Chinese medicine indicates that acupuncture can promote specific blood perfusion in specific body districts. Ninety-eight patients with open-angle glaucoma were treated with an ultralow light–level laser, according to a specific acupuncture protocol, and their blood flow was measured before and after a six-week treatment cycle. Doppler measurements showed significant modifications in both pulsatility and resistivity indexes. The most relevant outcome of this study is that the applied treatment demonstrated its effectiveness not only in vasodilation but also in perfusion control that seems to restore appropriate functionality. The protocol therefore should be investigated in future controlled studies and perhaps in other blood perfusion–related pathologies.

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    Abstract : Background: Anxiety is a common complaint of patients before diagnostic or therapeutic invasive procedures, especially before open-heart surgery. The most well-known method to reduce anxiety is the use of sedatives, which have pronounced side effects. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of acupressure on anxiety in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. Method: This is a randomized clinical trial study conducted on 90 patients who were candidates for open-heart surgery. The patients were randomly assigned into either intervention or control groups. Acupressure intervention was applied at three real acupoints over two consecutive days in the intervention group. The control group received acupressure on sham points. We used Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory to assess anxiety in our study. Results: The results showed that before acupressure, there was no statistically significant difference between state anxiety scores and intergroup traits, and this difference was only significant in state anxiety after the second intervention. State and trait anxiety were significant before and after the intervention in the test group, respectively include (p < 0.001) (p = 0.01), but these changes in the control group did not show a statistically significant difference. After completing the second phase of the intervention at the actual sites, systolic blood pressure (p = 0.007) and heart rate (p = 0.001) decreased significantly. However, acupressure did not have a significant effect on diastolic blood pressure in any of the groups. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the application of acupressure in patients who are candidates for open-heart surgery can reduce their state anxiety. Further larger-scale and rigorous studies are warranted.

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  • Research Article2020-12-01

    Abstract : Background: Anxiety is a common complaint of patients before diagnostic or therapeutic invasive procedures, especially before open-heart surgery. The most well-known method to reduce anxiety is the use of sedatives, which have pronounced side effects. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of acupressure on anxiety in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. Method: This is a randomized clinical trial study conducted on 90 patients who were candidates for open-heart surgery. The patients were randomly assigned into either intervention or control groups. Acupressure intervention was applied at three real acupoints over two consecutive days in the intervention group. The control group received acupressure on sham points. We used Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory to assess anxiety in our study. Results: The results showed that before acupressure, there was no statistically significant difference between state anxiety scores and intergroup traits, and this difference was only significant in state anxiety after the second intervention. State and trait anxiety were significant before and after the intervention in the test group, respectively include (p < 0.001) (p = 0.01), but these changes in the control group did not show a statistically significant difference. After completing the second phase of the intervention at the actual sites, systolic blood pressure (p = 0.007) and heart rate (p = 0.001) decreased significantly. However, acupressure did not have a significant effect on diastolic blood pressure in any of the groups. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the application of acupressure in patients who are candidates for open-heart surgery can reduce their state anxiety. Further larger-scale and rigorous studies are warranted.

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  • Research Article2020-04-01

    Single Cupping Thearpy Session Improves Pain, Sleep, and Disability in Patients with Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain

    Maria P. Volpato1, Izabela C.A. Breda2, Ravena C. de Carvalho2, Caroline de Castro Moura3, Laís L. Ferreira2, Marcelo L. Silva1, Josie R.T. Silva1*

    Abstract : The objective of this study was to evaluate if a single session of real or placebo cupping therapy in patients with chronic low back pain would be enough to temporarily reduce pain intensity and functional disability, enhancing their mechanical threshold and reducing local skin temperature. The outcome measures were Brief Pain Inventory, pressure pain threshold, Roland–Morris disability questionnaire and low back skin temperature. This is an experimental clinical trial; after examination (AV0), patients were submitted to real or placebo cupping therapy (15 minutes, bilaterally at the points BL23 (Shenshu), BL24 (Qihaishu) and BL25 (Dachangshu) and were revaluated immediately after the session (AV1) and after one week (AV2). The patients showed a significant improvement in all pain severity items and sleep in the Brief Pain Inventory (p 

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  • Research Article2020-10-01

    The Effect of Laser Acupuncture on Spasticity in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

    Dian E. Putri 1, *, Adiningsih Srilestari 1, Kemas Abdurrohim 1, Irawan Mangunatmadja 2, Luh K. Wahyuni 3

    Abstract : Background: Spasticity in cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities of children in developing countries. Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of laser acupuncture on spasticity in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 60 patients with spastic cerebral palsy at 2 to 10 years. The patients were categorized into two groups: the control group and treatment group. Laser acupuncture was applied on GV20, GV14, LI4, GB34, and LR3 (power 50 mW, 785 nm, 1 Joule, 40 seconds) three times a week for 12 sessions in the treatment group and placebo laser acupuncture on the same points in the control group. The spasticity was measured using the Modified Ashworth Scale before and after complete sessions. Results: The results showed that there was a significant reduction in the Modified Ashworth Scale score in the treatment group compared with the control group (p = 0.003). Conclusions: This study suggest that laser acupuncture on GV20, GV14, LI4, GB34, and LR3 can reduce spasticity for children with spastic cerebral palsy.

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