Acupuncture in modern medicine by Lucy L. Chen (editor), Tsung O. Cheng (editor)

By Lucy L. Chen (editor), Tsung O. Cheng (editor)

This ebook deals complete updates of present wisdom in acupuncture perform and study. The publication is meant for physicians, acupuncturists, scientific scholars and different healthcare prone who're attracted to acupuncture treatment and research.
The chapters are divided into 4 different types: 1) Acupuncture learn; 2) New advancements in Acupuncture; three) Acupuncture remedy for medical stipulations and four) review and Accessibility of Acupuncture treatment.

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132] Vas J, Méndez C, Perea-Milla E, et al. Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2004;329. [133] Witt C, Brinkhaus B, Jena S, et al. Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial. Lancet 2005;366136-143. [134] Scharf H-P, Mansmann U, Streitberger K, et al. Acupuncture and knee osteoarthritis: A three-armed randomized trial. Annals of internal medicine 2006;14512-20. 31 32 Acupuncture in Modern Medicine [135] White P, Bishop FL, Prescott P, et al.

These careful procedures were considered important to determine the exact concentration of exhaled NO. After 1 hour in the special clean room, blood samples were anaerobically obtained from the radial artery of each subject, then analyzed for arterial blood gases (pH, PaO2, PaCO2) with a blood gas analyzer (Model 288; Chiron, MA). Next, exhaled NO was measured using a chemiluminescence NO analyzer CML-500 (Shimizu, Kyoto, Japan). Each subject was in‐ structed to perform a slow vital capacity maneuver over 30-40 seconds into unobstructed tubing while wearing nose clips.

Study design Cigarette smoke contains superoxide and other reactive oxygen species (ROS) [17-19], thus it has been speculated that some of the adverse effects of smoking may be caused by oxidative 37 38 Acupuncture in Modern Medicine damage to endothelial cells, resulting in NO shortage. To investigate this possibility, changes in plasma level of NO and other antioxidants in healthy subjects with a cigarette smoking habit after smoking a single cigarette were compared between those divided into real smoking and sham smoking groups.

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