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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 provides additional benefit in dry eye treatment compared with artificial tears, and is associated with evidence of reduced inflammation ...

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Swiss clinicians have found that acupuncture can improve visual function and quality of life for nystagmus patients ...

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A pilot study carried out in Iran has found that acupuncture can improve visual function in patients with retinitis-pigmentosa ...

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Analysis of tears following adjunctive acupuncture for menopausal dry eye shows that the treatment increases tear protein synthesis and secretion, and improves clinical symptoms ...

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A Chinese herbal medicine containing Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) has been shown to be helpful in treating diabetic retinopathy (DR), a severe microvascular complication of diabetes that is a major cause of adult blindness ...

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Chinese researchers have found that acupuncture can result in objectively measurable improvements of tear film quantity in patients with certain types of dry eye ...

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The results of a pilot study carried out in the USA suggest that acupuncture may have significant, measurable benefits on residual visual function in patients with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

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A study from China has found that acupuncture compares favourably with anticonvulsant drug therapy for the treatment of blepharospasm.

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Acupuncture out-performs artificial tears in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, according to South Korean researchers.

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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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Acupuncture appears to benefit glaucoma patients by decreasing intraocular pressure (IOP) and improving blood circulation behind the eye.

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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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People who eat more refined carbohydrates have a higher risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the retinal disease that is the leading cause of blindness. A prospective study of 4000 people, aged 55-80, in the USA examined the relationship

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Acupuncture is as effective as artificial tear therapy (ATC) at reducing the symptoms of xerophthalmia (dry eyes), but the effects of acupuncture last longer. Chinese researchers compared 44 patients who were divided into two groups; one received ten

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In vivo studies have shown that anti-oxidant phytochemicals from Gou Qi Zi (Lycium barbarum fructus, aka Chinese wolfberry or goji berry) can protect eye tissues from oxidative damage. American researchers studying type-2 diabetic mice observed that

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An Italian study has found that patients undergoing cataract removal are less anxious after receiving acupuncture. Participants underwent phacoemulsification, in which the cloudy eye lens is emulsified with an ultrasound probe, before being aspirated

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Further details of a study we covered in NEWS May 1998, show a greater benefit from acupuncture among those who have previously received acupuncture than among those receiving treatment for the first time. The research carried out at the Department o

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Uveitis, an inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye, causes pain, blurred vision and, left untreated, may lead to blindness.
Researchers at the University of Vienna ophthalmology and uveitis departments treated five patients with

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A Taiwanese RCT has compared the effect of auricular acupuncture as an adjunct to atropine eye drops in the treatment of paediatric myopia. 71 children with myopia were randomly assigned to three groups: treatment with 0.25% atropine (0.25A) only, tr

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