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Moxibustion And Acupuncture For The Treatment Of Crohn's Disease

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Immune system 
Randomized controlled trial: Moxibustion and acupuncture for the treatment of Crohn's disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4138481/ World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug 21;20 (31):11000-11.
By Bao CH

AIM: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for the treatment of active Crohn's disease (CD).
METHODS: Ninety-two patients were equally and randomly divided into the treatment group and received herb-partitioned moxibustion combined with acupuncture...
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Acupuncture for Polymyalgia - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Immune system 
66 year-old Paul had suffered from aches and pains all over his body for a long time. Two years ago he was diagnosed with polymyalgia and was given steroid to take. Though taking medication, he still had painful shoulders, back and thighs, and when it got worse his sleep could be interrupted and he felt very tired during the day. He also had hiatus hernia, which gave him stomach pain and acid reflux. He had tried different physiotherapies but none of them had helped much, and finally he was s...
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Acupuncture for Palindromic Rheumatism - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Immune system 
Ian, a 39 year-old ecologist, had recurrent joint pain without any reason for half a year. The pain moved round and could be in any joints such as hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and knees, sometimes accompanied with swelling. The bottom of his feet also hurt, and his body felt cold easily. He had been to see specialists and was diagnosed with "palindromic rheumatism" - a form of an autoimmune disorder with unknown cause. Ian became very depressed when he found out this was a tricky co...
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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Crohn's Disease

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : Immune system 

Neila 54 year-old teacher had Crohns disease for more than 30 years. This is a chronic inflammatory disease in the digestive system, typically the lower part of the small intestine (ileum) or the large intestine (colon). The cause of it is unknown, and according to modern medicine, there’s no cure. Treatment for this disease is always very tricky. Twenty years ago Neil had the worst time for it, and the doctors had to do an operation to remove the damaged part of his intestines. Over ...


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