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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.

A small qualitative study of older adults with multimorbidity, carried out in the USA has found that they value acupuncture treatment as a way to reduce medication use, as well as a means to maintain physical and mental health ...

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Chinese researchers report that a combination treatment involving acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can improve prognosis for elderly patients with sepsis following acute gastrointestinal injury ...

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American public health researchers have found an evidence-based tai chi programme to be a cost-effective intervention for preventing falls in seniors ...

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Tai chi may help slow down age-related decline in muscle strength, according to Chinese investigators ...

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Tai chi qigong may be useful for improving sleep quality in older adults with cognitive impairment ...

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Tai chi can significantly improve cognitive function and fall risk in older adults with mild cognitive impairment ...

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Chinese and American investigators have found evidence that tai chi can help older women improve their cognition and postural control, specifically while dual tasking ...

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A Chinese herbal formula has shown potential for improving working memory performance in healthy adults ...

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Adding acupuncture to routine care can improve cognitive status and daily living of patients with vascular dementia (VaD) ...

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Chinese authors have used data mining to discover acupoints and point combinations that have therapeutic potential in the treatment of vascular dementia (VaD) ...

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A Chinese herbal formula has been found to improve cognitive performance in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) ...

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Acupuncture may be more effective than medication for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and may enhance the effect of drugs for treating AD in terms of improving cognitive function ...

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A joint Chinese-US research team has found that practising tai chi leads to increased brain volume and improved cognitive function in elderly people. One hundred and twenty older adults without symptoms of dementia were rand

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Seniors who practice tai chi regularly demonstrate improved arterial compliance (the ability of arteries to expand and contract with the pumping of the heart), as well as increased leg muscle strength, according to a Hong Kong study.

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A large, prospective cohort study carried out in Japanese seniors has found that consumption of green tea is significantly associated with a lower risk of developing functional disability (problems with daily activities, such as bathing or dressing).

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Korean research suggests that tai chi can improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs), quality of life (QoL) and testosterone levels in patients with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH).

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Tai chi has a better impact on preventing falls in the elderly than conventional physiotherapy, perhaps because it leads to an increased sense of self-efficacy in practitioners.

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The addition of tai chi to endurance training (ET) leads to improved exercise tolerance and quality of life (QOL) in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), according to an Italian study.

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Older adults who practice tai chi (TC) demonstrate better performance in cognitive tests than those who take part in conventional exercise or who do not exercise.

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Hong Kong researchers have found that tai chi (TC) may offer specific cognitive benefits in elderly people at risk of progressive cognitive decline.

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The findings of a Chinese study suggest that qigong exercise may help improve blood pressure in elderly wheelchair-bound adults.

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Combining a weekly Tai Chi Chih (TCC) exercise class with standard depression treatment leads to greater improvement in depression symptoms for elderly adults

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A single acupuncture treatment at LiangqiuST-34 has been shown to significantly improve walking gait in geriatric patients

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This week a prime UK Sunday paper (The Sunday Times) carried a review for a book about the aging process (You’re Looking Very Well by Lewis Wolpert) ...

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Chinese nutritional theory has always held that beetroot has Blood-nourishing properties. A British team has now found that beetroot juice can boost athletic stamina by increasing the nitrate concentration of the blood. In a double-blind, placebo-con

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New research suggests that Mormons' habit of fasting for one day a month may benefit their hearts. A study in Utah, where the religion is based, surveyed 515 elderly people undergoing coronary angiography for suspected heart disease about their li

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Healthy lifestyle behaviors during the early elderly years are associated not only with enhanced life span in men but also with good health and function during older age. In a prospective cohort study of 2357 healthy men, mean age 72 at baseline, Ame

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Forty-four elderly subjects (mean age 69) with knee osteoarthritis were randomised to an eight-week tai chi qigong training programme or a waiting list control group. The tai chi programme involved twice-weekly tai chi qigong sessions lasting 60 minu

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A group of elderly Tai Chi practitioners (with several years of practice experience) were compared with a similarly aged group of sedentary subjects. The Tai Chi practitioners showed higher peak oxygen uptake in comparison with their sedentary counte

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In a US study, 94 healthy but physically inactive older adults were assigned to either learn Tai Chi twice a week or to a waiting list. A significant benefit was found in the Tai Chi group in terms of self-reported movement efficacy and physical func

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A systematic review of 47 studies published in English and Chinese has shown that tai chi benefits balance, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory function, flexibility, the immune system, symptoms of arthritis, muscular strength and psychologic

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A number of studies have suggested that practising Tai Chi can improve balance and stability in healthy older people and reduce the rate of falling. A new study conducted in a park in Nanjing in China suggests that this benefit may extend to less

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A small study has compared the benefits of short form tai chi against either brisk walking or sedentary controls in elderly women. Nineteen women were randomly assigned to one of the two exercise groups who met for one hour on three days a week for 1

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