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Moxibustion

Moxibustion utilize the moxa stick on the surface of the body points or specific parts, through stimulating the activities of menstrual Qi to adjust the physiological and biochemical functions of human, so as to achieve the purpose of disease prevention and treatment.
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Moxibustion treatment for knee osteoarthritis: cumulative meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
Jun-Chen Fan, Hui-Min Zhang, Miao Zhang, Fan-Mei Kong, Wen-Rui Wang, Yu-Ling Wang
TMR Integrative Nursing    2018, 2 (3): 115-122.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMRIN20180720
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This article evaluated the effect of moxibustion on knee osteoarthritis patients with cumulative meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis was applied to test the authenticity of results.

Editor’s summary:

Pain is a major problem in patients with knee Osteoarthritis. Moxibustion, a traditional non-invasive treatment in China, stimulates specific acupuncture points by the heat from the burning strips to alleviate symptoms, such as muscle strain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, neck and back pain.

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Objective: To evaluate the effect of moxibustion on knee osteoarthritis patients with cumulative meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis was applied to test the authenticity of results. Methods: We searched PubMed, EMbase, The Cochrane Library, CNKI and CBM to collect RCTs about moxibustion on knee osteoarthritis patients. The selection of literature, data extraction and evaluation of eligible literature were carried out independently by two reviewers. Then Stata11.0 software was used for data analysis. Result: Totally 11 RCTs involved 1005 patients were recruited. The results of meta-analysis showed that no significant differences were found between the two groups in VAS, moxibustion is better than drug therapy in effective rate [OR = 0.40, 95%CI (0.27, 0.60)] and knee score [SMD = -0.70, 95%CI (-1.22, -0.19)]. The result of trial sequential analysis indicated that the sample size didn’t reach the TSA Boundary on VAS, the sample size of effectiveness achieved Require Information Size. In the indicator of knee score has obtained certain result before reaching the Require Information Size. Conclusion: moxibustion is superior to drug therapy on treatment knee osteoarthritis. However, large sample size and high-quality studies are still needed.

Evaluating the clinical efficacy of Thunder-Fire moxibustion combined with ovulation monitoring in the treatment of adenomyosis combined with infertility
Hua Wang, Yan Chen, Yong Yin, Chun-Hua Cao, Sai-Li Wang, Qin Wang, De-Xi Peng, Chun-Jian Zhu, Lin-Wei Chen
Traditional Medicine Research    2018, 3 (5): 243-250.   https://doi.org/10.12032/TMR201813083
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Thunder-Fire moxibustion with ovulation monitoring significantly improved the pregnancy rate of patients diagnosed with adenomyosis- associated infertility.

Editor’s Summary

Thunder-Fire moxibustion stemmed from the Taoism magic arts before the Yuan Dynasty of China (1271 A.D.-1368 A.D.) and took shape in the middle of the Ming Dynasty of China (1368 A.D.-1644 A.D.).

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This study evaluated the clinical efficacy of Thunder-Fire moxibustion combined with ovulation monitoring for the treatment of adenomyosis-associated infertility. A series of 120 patients diagnosed with uterine adenomyosis and infertility and cold coagulation blood stasis syndrome in traditional Chinese medicine (with the clinical manifestations of premenstrual or menstrual lower abdomen cold pain, pain reduction with heat application, and cold extremities) were randomized equally to treatment group with Thunder-Fire moxibustion and ovulation monitoring as well as control group with ovulation monitoring only. Treatment continued for six menstrual cycles. The pregnancy rate of the treatment group was significantly increased with the control group (50.0% vs. 23.3%, P = 0.021). Dysmenorrhea and the traditional Chinese medicine syndrome in the treatment group improved significantly compared with the control group (3.87 ± 2.03 vs. 5.70 ± 1.01, P = 0.002 and 7.33 ± 4.11 vs. 10.52 ± 2.33, P = 0.006, respectively), and there was also significant between-group differences in serum cancer antigen 125 (55.45 ± 14.65 vs. 63.34 ± 11.41, P = 0.031). However, the average uterus diameters in the treatment and control groups were not significantly different (67.13 ± 7.59 vs. 69.89 ± 5.30, P = 0.137). Thunder-Fire moxibustion with ovulation monitoring improved the pregnancy rate of patients diagnosed with adenomyosis-associated infertility.

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