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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.

Tai chi can improve factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women ...

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Adding Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) to conventional treatment can improve clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) after heart surgery ...

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Tai chi has additional psychological benefits for patients with heart failure (HF) compared with a heart health education programme ...

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A meta-analysis published by Chinese authors suggests that tai chi and qigong can offer significant, wide-ranging benefits for people with cardiovascular disease ...

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Practising tai chi (TC) can help reduce pro-inflammatory factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women ...

 

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Tai chi training can improve renal and cardiac functions in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) ...

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Chinese scientists have shown that acupuncture at Shenmen HE-7 can affect cardiac autonomic neural regulation in healthy subjects ...

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Traditional acupuncture (TA) can improve cardiac autonomic function in patients with stable ischaemic heart disease (SIHD), according to American researchers.

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A Cochrane Database systematic review from China suggests that the herbal formula Sheng Mai San (SMS - Generate the Pulse Powder) may exert a positive effect on heart failure, especially when used alongside usual medical treatment...

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Acupuncture can lead to significant pain reduction and improvement in lung function in patients who have had sternotomy for heart surgery.

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An American author has carried out a detailed review of what is known about the mechanisms involved in the cardiovascular effects of acupuncture. It details experimental work showing that acupuncture leads to the

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An extract of Dan Shen (Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae) can reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients with chronic heart disease (CHD).

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A review paper by Chinese authors has focused on the neurophysiological basis of the effects of Neiguan P-6 stimulation on cardiovascular mechanisms.

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A meta-analysis by Chinese authors suggests that Xuezhikang (a partially purified extract of fermented red yeast rice) has a lipid-regulating effect and is safe and effective in reducing cardiovascular events in coronary heart disease patients (CHD).

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) may help to prevent restenosis (the recurrence of narrowing of the blood vessel) following coronary stent placement, thus reducing cardiac mortalit

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A study carried out in Italy suggests that acupuncture at Neiguan P-6 can be used as an effective, non-invasive and safe tool to manage cardiac arrhythmias caused by atrial fibrillation (AF).

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A satisfying life is good for the health of the heart, shows the results from a large study of British civil servants.

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Researchers in Austria have shown that manual acupressure at the auricular Heart acupoint can affect cardiac and autonomic nervous system function.

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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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Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (Acu-TENS) applied at Neiguan P-6 can facilitate an earlier return of haemodynamic parameters to pre-operative values in patients who have undergone acute heart surgery. A Chinese study randomly allocated 40 pati

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A Chinese study suggests that Astragalus (Huang Qi) is able to improve heart function in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).

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Tai chi exercise has measurable benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF).

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Japanese researchers have found strong evidence that the stimulation of Shanzhong REN-17 can specifically increase activity in the parasympathetic nerves of the heart.

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Prolonged sedentary periods lead to larger waist sizes and higher blood triglyceride levels, even in subjects who exercise regularly, according to Australian investigators.

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Tai chi training can help regulate the autonomic nervous system in patients with coronary heart disease

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An Italian team has found that acupuncture treatment prevents arrhythmic recurrences after cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

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Taking part in a six-month tai chi (TC) exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program may lead to a better prognosis for cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Fifty-four Taiwanese patients were randomised to usual care or usu

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Acupuncture can improve the exercise tolerance of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), potentially by improving skeletal muscle function. Seventeen patients with CHF, all receiving optimised heart failure medication, were randomised into

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Acupuncture at Taibai SP-3 affects the autonomic control of blood flow by enhancing parasympathetic function. In a randomised crossover trial, five healthy volunteers received acupuncture at either Taibai SP-3 or Rangu KID-2 for five minutes. Ultraso

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Acupuncture pre-treatment can help prevent damage to the heart during valve replacement operations. Reperfusion injury (damage to tissue caused when blood supply returns after a period of ischaemia) contributes to postoperative morbidity and morta

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A study carried out at the Department of Internal Medicine P. Rigshospitalet in Denmark found that acupuncture treatment decreased the time of onset of attacks of angina pectoris pain by 10%, reduced nitroglycerin consumption by 58%, and reduced the

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Research carried out at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine has shown that acupuncture can dramatically reduce the pressure on the heart in patients with severe heart failure. Over-activation of the sympathetic nervous communi

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The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California has received a $2 million, five-year federal grant to continue studying how acupuncture can help treat cardiovascular illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension a

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This study was designed to compare the outcomes and treatment costs of patients with advanced angina pectoris who were treated with integrated rehabilitation compared to known statistics for similar patients treated by surgery or other care. 168 pati

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Tai chi can enhance sleep stability in patients with chronic heart failure. Researchers analysed 24-hour continuous ECG data obtained in a clinical trial of tai chi in 18 patients with heart failure. At 12 weeks, those who participated in tai chi sh

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A review article from authors in the USA supports the use of acupuncture in treating cardiac arrhythmias. According to the eight studies reviewed, 87% to 100% of participants converted to normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture. However, the limited me

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Research from the USA suggests that traditional Chinese herbal medicines (TCMs) used to treat cardiovascular disease may act by producing large amounts of nitric oxide (NO). NO is a chemical messenger molecule that is crucial to the cardiovascular sy

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