Motor Activity

Publication Title: 
Australian Family Physician

BACKGROUND: Effective prescription medications are available to treat menopausal symptoms. However, due to adverse effects and risks associated with use, many women are seeking complementary and alternative options to treat their symptoms. Nonpharmacological options for the management of menopausal symptoms are widely available and frequently used. OBJECTIVE: This article outlines the use of, and evidence for, nonprescription therapies and complementary therapies for menopausal symptom management.

Author(s): 
Warnecke, Emma
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neuroinflammation

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a paralyzing disorder characterized by the progressive degeneration and death of motor neurons and occurs both as a sporadic and familial disease.

Author(s): 
Yang, Eun Jin
Kim, Seon Hwy
Yang, Sun Choel
Lee, Sang Min
Choi, Sun-Mi
Publication Title: 
Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Many studies have suggested that the behavioral and reinforcing effects of morphine are induced by hyperactivation of the mesolimbic dopaminergic system, which results in increases in locomotor activity, c-Fos expression in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in the ventral tegmental area (VTA). In order to investigate the effect of wild ginseng (WG) on treating morphine addiction, we examined the behavioral sensitization of locomotor activity and c-Fos and TH expression in the rat brain using immunohistochemistry.

Author(s): 
Lee, Bombi
Kwon, Sunoh
Yeom, Mijung
Shim, Insop
Lee, Hyejung
Hahm, Dae-Hyun
Publication Title: 
PloS One

Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) and the depletion of striatal dopamine (DA). Acupuncture, as an alternative therapy for PD, has beneficial effects in both PD patients and PD animal models, although the underlying mechanisms therein remain uncertain. The present study investigated whether acupuncture treatment affected dopamine neurotransmission in a PD mouse model using 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP).

Author(s): 
Kim, Seung-Nam
Doo, Ah-Reum
Park, Ji-Yeun
Bae, Hyungjin
Chae, Younbyoung
Shim, Insop
Lee, Hyangsook
Moon, Woongjoon
Lee, Hyejung
Park, Hi-Joon
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Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine = Chung I Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan / Sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To observe recovery in movement function in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) after acupuncture treatment. METHODS: According to the randomized and controlled principle 1384 rats were divided into the basic control group (including the normal, sham, model control, model without intervention, Nimodipine, and para-Renzhong groups) and the acupuncture group (including the Neiguan (PC 6), Weizhong (BL 40), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Chize (LU 5), Renzhong (GV 6) and non-acupoint groups).

Author(s): 
Chang, Xiao-Bo
Fan, Xiao-Nong
Wang, Shu
Yang, Sha
Yang, Xue
Zhang, Ya-Nan
Shi, Xue-Min
Publication Title: 
PloS One

Bradykinesia is one of the major clinical symptoms of Parkinson`s disease (PD) for which treatment is sought. In most mouse models of PD, decreased locomotor activity can be reflected in an open field behavioral test. Therefore the open field test provides a useful tool to study the clinic symptoms of PD patients. Our previous work demonstrated that 100 Hz electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulation at ZUSANLI and SANYINJIAO protected the dopaminergic nigrostriatal system of C57BL/6 mice from MPTP toxicity, indicating that acupuncture might be an effective therapy for PD sufferers.

Author(s): 
Wang, Haomin
Liang, Xibin
Wang, Xuan
Luo, Dingzhen
Jia, Jun
Wang, Xiaomin

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