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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.

Electro-acupuncture (EA) can help ease stress urinary incontinence in women, suggests a study from China ...

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Acupuncture improves renal function markers in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to research from Taiwan ...

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Combining the herbal medicine Weng Li Tong with the drug tolterodine (an anti-cholinergic agent) may be more effective than drug treatment alone for treating overactive bladder in women ...

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A pilot study carried out in China suggests that electro-acupuncture (EA) can relieve urinary incontinence symptoms and improve quality of life in women with stress urinary incontinence ...

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Indirect moxibustion can have a positive effect on renal haemodynamics in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), conclude the authors of a Japanese study ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) can help reduce urinary retention in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) according to a Chinese research team ...

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A Norwegian pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be more effective for preventing urinary incontinence than pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) ...

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

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Investigators based in Norway have explored the correlation between choice of acupoints and the recurrence rate of cystitis among cystitis-prone women receiving acupuncture as a prophylactic treatment ...

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Acupuncture results in significant subjective improvements in overactive bladder (OB) symptoms and may be a clinically relevant alternative treatment for the condition in adult females ...

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Both verum and sham electro-acupuncture (EA) can effectively relieve the pain of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, a non-invasive method of treating kidney stones), as well as reducing the analgesic dosage, according to the results of Chinese research ...

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Acupuncture could be a potential treatment option for overactive bladder (OAB), according to Turkish researchers...

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Acupuncture may help treat symptoms of nocturia, according to Turkish researchers.

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Chinese researchers have found that a herbal formula called Huai Qi Huang (HQH) can ameliorate proteinuria and haematuria in patients suffering from IgA nephropathy (IgAN, aka Berger’s disease).

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Chewing slices of ginseng root while having haemodialysis can prevent patients’ blood pressure from dropping dangerously, according to Taiwanese investigators.

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Researchers from Hong Kong have found that acupressure has positive physiological and psychological effects on women with urodynamic stress incontinence.

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A Korean pilot study suggests that acupuncture can help with symptom management in patients undergoing haemodialysis.

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

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Triptolide, a compound derived from the Chinese medicinal herb, Lei Gong Teng (Tripterygii wilfordii Radix) has been demonstrated to prevent the formation of kidney-destroying cysts in a mouse model of polycystic kidney disease. Researchers from Yale

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37 children with steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS) were treated with Chai-Ling-Tang (Sairei-to). After treatment, relapse was markedly improved, time for negative conversion of proteinuria shortened, prednisone dosage significantly reduced,

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Eleven patients (9 males and 2 females) with overactive bladders were treated by acupuncture. The age range was from 51 to 82 years (mean 71 years). Nine patients complained of urge incontinence and 2 patients of urgency. Uninhibited contraction w

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A Chinese study has demonstrated that when Chinese medicine is combined with peritoneal dialysis, it is possible to reduce the frequency of the dialysis whilst maintaining renal function (Chung-Kuo Chung Hsi i Chieh Ho Tsa Chih.  1996 ;16(2):67-

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A study carried out in Bergen, Norway has demonstrated the value of acupuncture in preventing urinary tract infections in women who are especially prone to repeated recurrences. 67 such women (3 or more attacks in the past 12 months) were randomly di

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A study carried out at the Department of Physiology at Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Japan has confirmed the value of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Eight male patients, four wit

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One group of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and neurogenic bladder received electro-acupuncture at points Zhongji REN-3, Guanyuan REN-4 and Ciliao BL-32 in addition to conventional intermittent catheterisation program (ICP). Compared to a con

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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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A study carried out at the Department of Urology of Kyoto University, Japan, has demonstrated the effiacy of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injuries. 13 patients suffering incontinence due to detrusor hyperr

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Vulvar vestibulitis is a disease of unknown aetiology involving inflammation of the skin and the mucous secreting glands found in the skin of the vulvar vestibule. It can occur in women of all ages, whether sexually active or not, can persist for

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A small Japanese study has added to the research showing nocturnal enuresis can be effectively treated with acupuncture. 15 patients  with nocturnal enuresis were treated by acupuncture using a disposable stainless steel needle (0.3 mm in diamet

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Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have investigated the benefits of acupuncture in a group of 94 women, all of whom had experienced at least 3 urinary tract infections during the previous 12 months. Sixty-seven of the women received

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A Taiwanese study set out to determine whether acupressure was effective in treating fatigue and depression in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving haemodialysis treatment. The study applied an experimental pre-test and post-test de

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In a Taiwanese study, 40 patients with refractory uraemic pruritus were randomised into two groups. In one group Quchi L.I.-11 was needled three times a week for one month (true acupuncture group), and in the second group a non-point (2cm lateral to

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A study of 74 women who suffered from an overactive bladder (frequent urination, urinary incontinence, and reduced bladder capacity and urinary volume) randomly assigned the women to either an acupuncture protocol directed at the urinary symptoms,

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A pilot study carried out in the USA has found preliminary evidence of the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of incontinence in women. Nine women (aged 44 to 66) with urge, mixed urge and stress urinary incontinence were randomised to recei

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