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Acupuncture and moxibustion may be a promising adjunctive therapy to medication for treating heart failure, report Chinese authors of a systematic review. Thirty-two RCTs involving 2499 patients were included in their meta analysis. Compared with the traditional treatment group, the experimental group had a higher efficacy rate, along with a significantly improved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), cardiac output, six-minute walk test, and reduced brain-type natriuretic peptide.

The Effect of Acupuncture and Moxibustion on Heart Function in Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019 Oct 20;2019:6074967.