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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

Brain connectivity, which is altered in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), appears to become more like that of healthy controls following acupuncture treatment ...

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A study by Japanese investigators suggests that acupuncture changes the balance of activity in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the brain toward left-dominant, resulting in anxiolytic relaxation effects ...

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Chinese clinicians treating patients following ischemic stroke have found evidence that cerebellar activation by deqi may be one of the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its beneficial effects ...

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For years now Edzard Ernst has been launching a relentless campaign against acupuncture and other forms of complementary medicine ...

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A small study carried out by scientists in Austria suggests that people receiving acupuncture may be able to sense ‘therapeutic qi’ originating from the acupuncturist in the absence of mechanical needle stimulation ...

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Acupuncture can accelerate recovery of consciousness after general anaesthetic, according to a study from Italy

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Headache is the prestigious peer-reviewed journal of the American Headache Society. When they publish an article on headache and acupuncture, we would expect an informed, well-referenced piece. Read what Mel Hopper Koppelman has to say below and join us in wondering how Headache can demean itself by putting out such a load of lazy, biased rubbish.

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A response to a study debunking acupuncture for back pain ... 

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Do the effects of acupuncture depend on the needling, the consultation or the practitioner? Researchers based in the UK have attempted to answer this question by quantifying the specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture on osteoarthritic (OA) pain.

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At a time when reducing costs is a priority for all healthcare systems - an issue which is at the forefront of controversial National Health Service reforms in the UK - it is essential to consider different approaches to the treatment of difficult a

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An earlier Drum Tower posting (06/09/2010) described some of the exciting research into the use of acupuncture for treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) in men - a refractory disorder for which acupuncture is showing signs of offering  ef

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Evidence being presented this weekend at the largest UK acupuncture research forum, the ARRC Symposium, will highlight the benefits of acupuncture to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flushes in postmenopausal women.

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Acupuncture – a treatment to die for? A review of Edzard Ernst's article in The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

 In his  editorial, Ernst says of acupuncture that, "serious complications, including deaths, have bee

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Recent research into how acupuncture affects the brain has improved our understanding of the complex neural mechanisms involved in the procedure and may lead to wider acceptance of the treatment by mainstream medicine. Scientists from the UK’s Un

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Acupuncture repeatedly demonstrates beneficial effect in this difficult and intractable disorder.

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