ISSN 0371-0874, CN 31-1352/Q



Jeannette Painovich, John Longhurst

加州大学欧文分校医学院,欧文 CA 92697,美国



关键词: 针刺; 电针; 机制; 心脏学


Integrating acupuncture into the cardiology clinic: can it play a role?

Jeannette Painovich, John Longhurst

Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA


Despite continued improvement in risk factor recognition and aggressive medical management, heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. Medications for primary or secondary prevention of heart disease can cause unpleasant side effects leading to non-compliance. Novel therapies are needed to serve as a complement to or alternative for current medical management. Acupuncture and more specifically electroacupuncture may serve as a safe and viable option in the cardiology clinic. This review article
focuses on both mechanistic and clinical studies evaluating acupuncture’s effectiveness with symptomatic heart disease. Although continued research is needed, currently evidence warrants consideration of acupuncture’s use with myocardial ischemia, hypertension, arrhythmias, heart failure as well as autonomic dysfunction.

Key words: Acupuncture; electroacupuncture; mechanisms; cardiology

收稿日期:2014-06-30  录用日期:2014-08-21

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Jeannette Painovich, John Longhurst. 针刺在临床上用作心脏病综合治疗的手段之一:是否有效?[J]. 生理学报 2015; 67 (1): 19-31.

Jeannette Painovich, John Longhurst. Integrating acupuncture into the cardiology clinic: can it play a role?. Acta Physiol Sin 2015; 67 (1): 19-31 (in Chinese with English abstract).