location : home > Board
 

제목: Why acupuncture aids spinal recovery (윤태영,오태환 교수 acupuncturer관련 해외기사모음)


글쓴이: 관리자

등록일: 2010-06-03 18:06
조회수: 3321


20100428국내외acu논문기사모음-1.ppt (653.0 KB)x20  
 
New Scientists: 2010, April 21
(http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18817-why-acupuncture-aids-spinal-recovery)
(http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life/health-fitness/health/Acupuncture-may-aid-spinal-recovery/articleshow/5863785.cms)

Why acupuncture aids spinal recovery
11:18 26 April 2010 by Wendy Zukerman
Rats with damaged spines can walk again thanks to acupuncture. But it's not due to improvements in their energy flow or "chi". Instead, the ancient treatment seems to stop nerve cell death by reducing inflammation.
Acupuncture's scientific credentials are growing. Trials show that it improves sensory and motor functions in people with spinal cord injuries.
To find out why, Doo Choi and his colleagues at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, damaged the spines of 75 rats. One-third were given acupuncture in two locations: Shuigou – between their snout and mouth, and Yanglingquan – in the upper hind leg. Others received no treatment or "simulated acupuncture".
After 35 days, the acupuncture group were able to stand at a steeper incline than the others and walk better. Staining their paws with ink revealed that their forelimb-hindlimb coordination was fairly consistent and that there was very little toe dragging, whereas the control groups still dragged their feet.
Inflamed spines
The rats in the acupuncture group also had less nerve cell death and lower levels of proteins known to induce inflammation after spinal cord injury and make neural damage worse.
One explanation is that sharp needles prompt a stress response that dampens down inflammation. In humans, the inflammation that follows spinal cord injury is known to be responsible for nerve cell death.
Zhen Zheng of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia says the results are "very encouraging". But she says we don't yet know if the results will apply to humans.
For example, the acupuncture treatment on the rats was given almost immediately after injury, but most patients don't seek acupuncture until at least three months after damage to their spines.
Journal reference: Neurobiology of Disease, DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2010.04.003
    
의견(코멘트)을 작성하실 수 없습니다. 이유: 권한이 없는 회원레벨
△ 이전글: 의과학 세미나 공지 (2010.06.10)
▽ 다음글: 윤태영·오태환 교수팀, 척수손상 하반신 마비 '침 치료 효능' 첫 규명
Copyright 1999-2021 Zeroboard / skin by DQ