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Traditional medicine as a potential treatment for Flammer syndrome

, Aoba ward, Sendai 980-8575 , Japan 1 Department of Kampo Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital , 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba ward, Sendai 980-8574 , Japan 2 Yukihiro Shiga 3 Shin Takayama 4 Department of

Effects of Acupuncture on Sensory Perception: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background The effect of acupuncture on sensory perception has never been systematically reviewed; although, studies on acupuncture mechanisms are frequently based on the idea that changes in sensory thresholds reflect its effect on the nervous system. Methods Pubmed, EMBASE and Scopus were screened for studies investigating the effect of acupuncture on thermal or mechanical...

Effects of professional oral health care on reducing the risk of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

Purpose Recent years have seen remarkable progress in cancer therapy, although treatment-induced adverse reactions and complications are not uncommon. Approximately 40 % of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer experience adverse reactions in the oral cavity, with nearly half of them developing severe oral mucositis that necessitates postponing therapy and/or changing the...

Traditional Japanese Medicine Daikenchuto Improves Functional Constipation in Poststroke Patients

received a grant from Tsumura Co. Ltd., the manufacturer of TJ-100. Authors’ Contribution Takehiro Numata took part in planning the study, performed the data analysis, and wrote the paper. Shin Takayama and

The Traditional Kampo Medicine Tokishakuyakusan Increases Ocular Blood Flow in Healthy Subjects

Amanumacho, Omiya Ward, Saitama City 330-8503, Japan Received 21 February 2014; Accepted 22 March 2014; Published 24 April 2014 Academic Editor: Wei Jia Copyright © 2014 Shin Takayama et al. This is an ... of interests. Authors’ Contribution Shin Takayama and Yukihiro Shiga equally contributed to this work. Shin Takayama took part in planning the study, randomized the order of administration of the kampo

Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans with Ultrasound Color Doppler Imaging

Received 23 February 2012; Revised 2 April 2012; Accepted 2 April 2012 Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher Copyright © 2012 Shin Takayama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the

Haemodynamic Changes in the Superior Mesenteric Artery Induced by Acupuncture Stimulation on the Lower Limbs

Acupuncture is commonly performed on acupoints. A comparison of quantitative physiological alterations induced by stimulation on different acupoints has never been performed in the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) in humans. Therefore, we investigated changes in blood flow volume (BFV) in the SMA as an indicator of physiological effects induced by stimulation on 3 points. Thirty...

Heart Rate Variability and Hemodynamic Change in the Superior Mesenteric Artery by Acupuncture Stimulation of Lower Limb Points: A Randomized Crossover Trial

the data analysis, and wrote the paper. Masashi Watanabe took part in planning the study and performed the measurements. Shin Takayama and Takehiro Numata took part in planning the study, provided ... Takayama,2 Takehiro Numata,1 Takashi Seki,3 Junichi Tanaka,4 Seiki Kanemura,4 Yutaka Kagaya,2 Tadashi Ishii,4 Yoshitaka Kimura,1 and Nobuo Yaegashi1 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku

Development and Clinical Application of a Precise Temperature-Control Device as an Alternate for Conventional Moxibustion Therapy

University, Sendai 980-0872, Japan Received 23 February 2012; Revised 11 April 2012; Accepted 11 April 2012 Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher Copyright © 2012 Shin Takayama et al. This is an open access

Development and Clinical Application of a Precise Temperature-Control Device as an Alternate for Conventional Moxibustion Therapy

University, Sendai 980-0872, Japan Received 23 February 2012; Revised 11 April 2012; Accepted 11 April 2012 Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher Copyright © 2012 Shin Takayama et al. This is an open access

Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using the Traditional Japanese Herbal Medicine Saikokeishikankyoto: A Randomized, Observer-Blinded, Controlled Trial in Survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Earthquake and Tsunami Takehiro Numata,1 Shen GunFan,2 Shin Takayama,3 Satomi Takahashi,4 Yasutake Monma,5 Soichiro Kaneko,1 Hitoshi Kuroda,6 Junichi Tanaka,7 Seiki Kanemura,7 Masayuki Nara,7 Yutaka Kagaya,3 ... ManualSKK:Saikokeishikankyoto ANOVA:Analysis of variance.Conflict of Interests Shin Takayama has no personal competing financial or nonfinancial interests in this study; however, the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine

Changes of Blood Flow Volume in the Superior Mesenteric Artery and Brachial Artery with Abdominal Thermal Stimulation

, Miyagi, Japan Received 18 November 2008; Accepted 17 July 2009 Copyright © 2011 Shin Takayama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which ... Thermal Stimulation Shin Takayama,1 Takashi Seki,1 Masashi Watanabe,1 Shigeru Takashima,2 Norihiro Sugita,3 Satoshi Konno,4 Takashi Takeda,1 Hiroyuki Arai,4 Tomoyuki Yambe,4 Nobuo Yaegashi,1 Makoto

Short-Term Effects of Acupuncture on Open-Angle Glaucoma in Retrobulbar Circulation: Additional Therapy to Standard Medication

, Tohoku University, Japan Received 29 October 2010; Revised 7 December 2010; Accepted 11 January 2011 Copyright © 2011 Shin Takayama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative

Dietary patterns associated with fall-related fracture in elderly Japanese: a population based prospective study

Background Diet is considered an important factor for bone health, but is composed of a wide variety of foods containing complex combinations of nutrients. Therefore we investigated the relationship between dietary patterns and fall-related fractures in the elderly. Methods We designed a population-based prospective survey of 1178 elderly people in Japan in 2002. Dietary intake...