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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 is effective for the treatment of obesity, concludes a Chinese systematic review ...

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Auricular acupuncture may aid weight loss by reducing appetite through suppression of the production of ghrelin, an appetite-inducing peptide ...

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Shu Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae Praeparata) can reduce waist circumference in obese women, possibly through its ability to alter gut microflora ...

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Both auricular and body electro-acupuncture (EA), combined with a low-calorie diet, can help help weight loss in obese men, according to research carried out in Iran ...

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Electro-auricular acupuncture could be a safe and effective non-pharmacological treatment for obese patients.

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Auricular acupuncture using a five-point protocol or the auricular Hunger point alone may be effective in reducing body mass index (BMI) in overweight people.

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Auricular acupressure plus exercise is better than exercise alone for body weight (BW) reduction, according to a collaborative study by Chinese and Austrian authors.

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Acupuncture may help to regulate weight in obese subjects because of its beneficial effects on hormones that influence hunger and satiation.

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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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A systematic review examining the effects of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment on obesity has found them to be more effective than placebo or lifestyle modification in reducing body weight.

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It is known that acupuncture stimulates the auricular branch of the vagal nerve and raises serotonin levels, both of which have been shown to increase tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach, thus suppressing appetite. The aim of this Australian stu

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In a study carried out in a psychiatric hospital, 45 patients with psychoactive-drug-induced obesity and 44 obese patients not taking such medication were randomised to receive either ear acupuncture, sham acupuncture or ear acupuncture plus physi

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A Turkish study has investigated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on obesity and accompanying psychological symptoms. One hundred and sixty-five female volunteers were divided into three groups: EA, placebo EA, and diet restriction. EA was perf

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Korean authors have carried out a meta-analysis of 29 studies of acupuncture for obesity. Compared to control of lifestyle, acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in average body weight of 1.72 kg and associated with an improvement i

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