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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 compares favourably with drug treatment for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), according to Chinese authors ...

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has concluded that current evidence supports acupuncture as a treatment for pelvic and back pain in pregnancy.

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A pilot study in Turkey has found that acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life for men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). A cohort of 97 patients received six weekly sessions of acupuncture at bila

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Acupuncture may be more effective than physiotherapy for pregnancy-related low-back and pelvic pain, according to a recent prospective study. Sixty pregnant women with low-back and pelvic pain were randomised to receive 10 treatments of either acupun

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In this Swedish study, 72 pregnant women (24-37 weeks) suffering pelvic or low back pain were randomly assigned to an acupuncture group or a control group. Traditional acupuncture points and ahshi points were needled (with deqi elicited) in individua

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This Japanese study treated ten men suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (eight of whom had previously received pharmacological medicines without benefit) at a single acupuncture point, Zhongliao BL-33, with the needle retained for ten minutes

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One in three women suffer potentially severe and disabling pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Now a Swedish study has demonstrated that acupuncture is more effective than either standard or specialised exercises in relieving the pain. 386 pregna

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Acupuncture has previously been shown to be more effective than either standard or specialised exercises in relieving pelvic pain in pregnancy (BMJ 2005;330:761). Now a new study has compared subcutaneous needling without further stimulation and d

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A systematic review using the Cochrane database has assessed the effects of interventions for preventing and treating back and pelvic pain in pregnancy. Authors searched the Cochrane database for randomised controlled trials of any treatment used to

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy has found promising results. Two small trials on mixed pelvic/back pain and one large high-quality trial on pelvic pain met the inclusion criteria.

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Swedish researchers have compared acupuncture with non-penetrating sham acupuncture in women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy. In a randomised double-blinded controlled trial 115 pregnant women with PGP were randomly allocated to standa

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Electroacupuncture (EA) can relieve symptoms in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and is particularly effective for pain relief. In the first randomised controlled trial of EA for this condition, Korean researchers randomised

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Some sources suggest that up to 10% of men suffer from some of the symptoms of chronic prostatitis, more commonly referred to nowadays as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). Whilst western medical treatment does not offer a lot of help for this cond

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This Japanese study treated ten men suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (eight of whom had previously received pharmacological medicines without benefit) at a single acupuncture point, Zhongliao BL-33, with the needle retained for ten minutes

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