Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 545707, 7 pages
Research Article

Research on Effects of the Thermal Stimulation by Moxibustion at Different Temperatures on Cardiac Function in Rats and on Mast Cells in the Local Site of Moxibustion

The Second Clinical College, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China

Received 1 March 2013; Revised 20 June 2013; Accepted 21 June 2013

Academic Editor: Yi-Hung Chen

Copyright © 2013 Yao-Shuai Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. J. Gunthorpe, C. D. Benham, A. Randall, and J. B. Davis, “The diversity in the vanilloid (TRPV) receptor family of ion channels,” Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 183–191, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  2. M. J. Caterina, A. Leffler, A. B. Malmberg et al., “Impaired nociception and painsensation in mice lacking the capsaicin receptor,” Science, vol. 288, no. 5464, pp. 306–313, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  3. J. Huang, Effect of TRPV1 on induceing release of inflammatory mediators in human keratinocytes and intervention drugs [Ph.D. thesis], The Second Military Medical University, 2009.
  4. B. I. Tóth, T. Géczy, Z. Griger et al., “Transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 signaling as a regulator of human sebocyte biology,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 329–339, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  5. G.-H. He, The synaptic effects of sympathetic histamine and its pathophysiological roles in acute ischemia induced arrhythmia [Ph.D. thesis], The Fourth Military Medical University, 2010.
  6. X.-Y. Yu and Q. Liu, “Roles of transient receptor potential vanillod receptor subtype 1 in cardiovascular system,” Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 282–285, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  7. R.-L. Guo, N.-X. Zhao, and Q.-Y. Ren, “Influence of moxibustion therapy on finger’s microcirculation and hemorrheology in health people after moxibustion,” Journal of the Fourth Military Medical University, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 1112–1114, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  8. N.-X. Zhao, R.-L. Guo, Q.-Y. Ren, R.-F. Guo, and N. Pan, “Influence of moxibustion of baihui (GV 20) on hemodynamics of common carotid artery in healthy subjects,” Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 252–254, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  9. J.-N. He and M. F. Luo, “Progress in the study on the relationship between effects of acu-moxibustion and mast cells in acupoints,” Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 214–216, 2007. View at Google Scholar
  10. Y.-J. Shen, S.-P. Ma, W.-L. Deng et al., Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica, People's Medical Publishing House, 2000.
  11. S.-Y. Xu, X. Chen, and R.-L. Bian, Methodology of Pharmacological Experiment, People's Medical Publishing House, 2006.
  12. C.-Y. Chen, B. Xu, X.-C. Yu et al., “Study of the difference in the regulating effect on rat brachycardia between electroacupuncture at meridianpoints and corresponding non-meridian points,” Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, vol. 29, no. 12, pp. 747–751, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  13. B. Xu, X.-C. Yu, C.-Y. Chen et al., “Relationship between efficacy of electroacupuncture and electroacupuncture stimulation of different acupoints and different tissue layers of acupoint area in hypotension plus bradycardia rats,” Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 422–428, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  14. D. Roosterman, T. Goerge, S. W. Schneider, N. W. Bunnett, and M. Steinhoff, “Neuronal control of skin function: the skin as a neuroimmunoendocrine organ,” Physiological Reviews, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 1309–1379, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  15. A. J. Stokes, L. M. Shimoda, M. Koblan-Huberson, C. N. Adra, and H. Turner, “A TRPV 2-PKA signaling module for transduction of physical stimuli in mast cells,” The Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 200, no. 2, pp. 137–147, 2004. View at Google Scholar
  16. R. M. van den Wijngaard, T. K. Klooker, O. Welting et al., “Essential role for TRPV1 in stress-induced (mast cell-dependent) colonic hypersensitivity in maternally separated rats,” Neurogastroenterology & Motility, vol. 21, no. 10, p. 1107-e94, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  17. B.-Z. Zhang, Histophysiology of Meridians and Collaterals Channels Line, China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1987.
  18. S. J. Galli, “New concepts about the mast cell,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 328, no. 4, pp. 257–265, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  19. S.-F. Lu, H.-Y. Yin, Y. Tang et al., “Considerations about study on mechanisms of thermal efficacies of moxibustion from activities of transient receptor potential family,” Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 151–154, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  20. L.-L. Wang, “Characteristic of moxibustion and its warming-dredging effect,” Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 865–868, 2011. View at Google Scholar