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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 could be a viable alternative to medication for treating depression-related insomnia, report the authors of a meta-analysis from China ...

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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 may be an effective non-pharmaceutical means of improving anxiety and poor sleep quality in young adults ...

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The effects of electro-acupuncture are comparable with those of the drug gabapentin for improving sleep disturbances among breast cancer survivors ...

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Acupuncture is associated with a significant reduction in sleep disturbances in menopausal women, conclude the authors of a systematic review from Taiwan ...

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Acupuncture is effective in improving the symptoms of sleep apnoea, according to a Chinese systematic review ...

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The herbal formula Jiawei Di Tan Tang (JDTT) can prevent inflammation and oxidative stress in obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome ...

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Australian and Chinese authors reviewing the evidence for acupuncture for insomnia have concluded that it is superior to both placebo and drug therapy. A total of 30 studies (2363) participants were included in their systematic revi

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Acupuncture is associated with a significant reduction in symptoms in women experiencing menopause-related sleep disturbances, according to a systematic review from Taiwan   ..

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Chinese clinicians have found that Zhen Jing Ding Zhi (ZJDZ) decoction can improve sleep quality and sleep duration in cases of insomnia due to Heart and Gall Bladder qi deficiency ...

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Body, auricular and abdominal acupuncture all lead to improved symptoms for insomnia patients, with body and ear protocols being most effective ...

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Brazilian clinicians report that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and psychological distress in elderly patients with sleep problems ...

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A Chinese study suggests that acupuncture compares favourably with benzodiazepine drugs for improving sleep quality and daytime functioning in insomnia patients. A total of

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Acupuncture can improve memory and reduce anxiety, according to a study from China. Ninety undergraduate university students were assessed for state and trait anxiety befor

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Brazilian researchers have shown in a pilot study that acupuncture can improve the sleep pattern of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Forty patients were randomly allocated to manual acupuncture (MA) treatment, 10 Hz electroacupuncture (E

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Practising tai chi chih (TCC), a Westernized version of tai chi, has been shown to promote sleep quality in older adults with moderate sleep complaints. In the US study, 112 healthy adults, age range 59 to 86, were randomly assigned to one of two gro

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A French study has shown that stimulating Shenmen HE-7 in healthy patients by fixing Polyether Block Amides; Isocones bilaterally to the points decreased wakefulness and increased non-REM sleep and thus total sleep time. (Buguet, A., Sartre, M., Kern

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A study carried out by researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Nursing and Hong Kong Baptists University has found that auricular therapy using magnetic pearls is the most effective in promoting sleep in older people. 120 p

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In a study of 18 anxious subjects, five weeks of acupuncture treatment was associated with significant improvements in a variety of sleep determinants (polysomnographic measures of sleep onset latency, arousal index, total sleep time and sleep effici

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A systematic review of the evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of insomnia concludes that current evidence is insufficient to support its use in this condition. The authors examined the major biomedical and CAM databases, along

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A systematic review of current literature conducted by authors from Hong Kong has concluded that auricular acupuncture appears to be effective for treating insomnia. Eight hundred and seventy eight (878) papers were searched of which only six trials

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A randomised single-blind trial has examined the efficacy of abdominal acupuncture as a treatment for insomnia. In the Chinese study, 44 women (aged 22 to 56) were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture or medication. The acupuncture group received

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An acupressure device located on Shenmen HE-7 has been evaluated as a treatment for insomnia by Italian researchers. Forty patients with insomnia were divided into two groups and randomly received either the

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A systematic review of studies of acupuncture for insomnia, including papers published in both English and Chinese, has been carried out by researchers in Hong Kong. Twenty RCTs met the inclusion criteria. The majority of RCTs concluded that traditio

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An Italian study has evaluated the efficacy of acupressure at Shenmen HE-7 in treating insomnia. 25 patients affected by sleep disorders were enrolled, of whom 14 had cancer. All were treated by acupressure stimulation acupressure at Shenmen HE-7

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