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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.

Acupuncture can reduce crying in infants with colic, according to a Swedish study ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) may be useful in the treatment of paediatric migraines in the emergency department ...

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Electrical stimulation of Shenmen HE-7 during surgery can prevent agitation in paediatric patients recovering from general anaesthesia, report Japanese clinicians ...

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A systematic review carried out by Chinese authors suggests that acupuncture may be more effective than pharmacological treatment for childhood nocturnal enuresis ...

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Acupuncture has been shown to lessen pain and reduce underlying inflammation in paediatric patients with acute appendicitis ...

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Applying acupressure before heel lancing is associated with a shorter procedural time and shorter duration of crying in preterm infants, Turkish investigators report ...

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Stimulation of Hegu L.I.-4 can reduce pain in children during dental anaesthetic injection ...

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Non-insertive acupuncture (NIA) could be a useful adjunctive treatment in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), according to a research team from the USA.

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A prospective, randomised trial carried out in Denmark has found that acupuncture can reduce asthma symptoms and medication use in preschool children.

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A Chinese herbal formula, ‘Ningdong granules’ (NDG), has been shown to reduce tics in children with Tourette’s syndrome.

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A Turkish pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be an effective method of analgesia in newborn infants.

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Having a high diversity of bacterial species in the gut may protect babies against developing allergies, according to a comprehensive study of intestinal microflora in allergic and healthy infants, conducted in Sweden.

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A programme of qigong massage for young autistic children can provide an effective early intervention for autism that is suitable for delivery at home.

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Meridian massage may help increase infants’ physical growth and improve their health, according to a Korean study.

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Two systematic reviews have examined the use of acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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The addition of acupuncture to an inpatient asthma rehabilitation programme results in improvement in bronchial hyper-reactivity and reduced anxiety for paediatric patients.

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A case series study of 913 infants, carrided out in Sweden has shown that minimal acupuncture at Hegu L.I.-4 is an effective and easy treatment for infantile colic.

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Paracetamol has been linked with the development of asthma and allergies by a large international trial.

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Two studies have recently been published on laser acupuncture (LA) for nocturnal enuresis.

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Acupuncture can complement the use of spectacles to correct anisometropic amblyopia (lazy eye) in children, according to researchers in Hong Kong.

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The children of mothers who drink milk containing a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy have a significantly lower risk of developing eczema, according to a Norwegian study.

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A probiotic supplement has been shown to significantly relieve the symptoms of infantile colic, compared to placebo.

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Qigong lessons for children offer a possible way to improve wellbeing at school, according to research carried out in Sweden

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A systematic review has evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for nocturnal enuresis (NE) in children. A standardised data extraction form was used to evaluate outcome measures and scrutinise the quality of 13 clinical trials, which were judged to ha

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A short course of electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve specific functions in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially language comprehension and self-care ability. Fifty-five children with ASD were randomly assigned to an EA group or

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A small Taiwanese pilot study has found that ear acupressure may facilitate improved visual health for children

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A randomised controlled trial carried out in Hong Kong has shown that acupuncture to be effective in treating anisometropic amblyopia (lazy eye)

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Stimulation of the Neiguan P-6 acupuncture point is an effective adjunctive treatment for post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in children undergoing adenoidectomy or tonsillectomy. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial carried out in Norway e

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Swedish researchers have shown that minimal acupuncture can shorten the duration and reduce the intensity of crying in infants with colic.

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This joint study carried out by the University of Michigan and the Beijing Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Research Centre compared 102 children who took Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for their mild intermittent asthma with 109 children with similar a

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The Chinese herbal formula Ding Chuan Tang, given to 28 stablilised, mild to moderate persistent asthmatic children, aged 8-15, for 12 weeks significantly improved airway hyper-responsiveness compared to 24 children given placebo. (Ding Chuan Tang, a

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Autism is a complex developmental disability that normally appears within the first three years of life. It is estimated to occur in up to one in every 500 children, is more common in boys than girls, and can severely affect a child’s social int

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American clinicians have carried out a nonrandomised pilot study to determine the feasibility of acupuncture for acute postoperative pain control in hospitalised children. 20 patients (aged 7 months to 18 years) who had undergone a variety of surgica

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Researchers have investigated whether acupuncture can reduce the need for antiemetic medication during chemotherapy in paediatric oncology. A multicentre crossover study carried out at five hospitals in Germany enrolled 23 children, mean age 13.6 yea

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Scalp acupuncture (SAP) may improve language development in children with autism. Twenty autistic children (4-7 years old) were divided into two groups, both of which underwent twice-weekly sessions of language therapy aimed at stimulation of cogniti

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A study carried out in a Romanian hospital for severely handicapped children aged between 3 and 18 years showed significant benefit in treating nocturnal enuresis in 29% of patients. The most responsive group was the 10-14 year olds (50%). Children w

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The effects of minimal acupuncture on crying due to infantile colic have been tested by a group in Sweden.

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Acupressure at Yintang (M-HN-3) has been found to reduce preprocedural anxiety in children undergoing endoscopic examination.

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An experimental trial has investigated the effects of acupressure and meridian massage on increasing body weight in premature infants.

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Laser acupuncture can provide significant benefit in the treatment of children with headache.

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As part of a paediatric pain management program, acupuncture reduces pain scores by over 5 points on a 10-point scale and improves overall well being, new suggests a new study.

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Constipation in children accounts for between 10-25% of referrals to paediatric gastro-intestinal clinics.

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50 children, aged 9-18 years, suffering from primary persistent nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) were treated by traditional Chinese acupuncture.

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One hundred hyperactive children were treated with Tiaoshen Liquor composed of Chinese herbal medicines.

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37 children with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) were treated with Chai-Ling-Tang (Sairei-to).

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