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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.

Cannabis may be useful in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease ...

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The Chinese herbal formula Dang Gui Shao Yao San (DSS) provides clinically important reductions in symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) ...

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Comparative mapping shows that the distribution of acupuncture points on the human body is highly correlated with patterns of mast cell (MC) distribution ...

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Treatments valued at a higher price are associated with enhanced placebo analgesia, and this effect is correlated with activity in brain areas associated with expectation and reward processing ...

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A review by authors from the UK, New Zealand and China suggests that acupoint sensitisation is based on neurogenic inflammation, and that stimulation of sensitised acupoints results in better clinical effects ...

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Results of a network meta-analysis by Chinese authors demonstrate that acupuncture is one of several effective treatments for migraine symptoms ...

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Spanish systematic review authors have concluded that acupuncture shows benefit for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ...

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Acupuncture and moxibustion may be a promising adjunctive therapy to medication for treating heart failure ...

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A systematic review by Chinese authors has found that although acupuncture does not show superiority for treating IBS relative to sham controls, its advantage over Western biomedicine is significant ...

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Levels of inter-rater agreement on factors pertaining to TCM diagnosis in published studies are generally low to moderate, conclude the authors of a systematic review carried out in America ...

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Authors of a large systematic review carried out in China have concluded that sham acupuncture may not be appropriate as a control intervention for assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture ...

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Cochrane reviews of acupuncture for pain conditions are outdated, and do not reflect the current evidence base, ...

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A study by Thai researchers has found that stroke patients see the most significant clinical improvement by their 16th acupuncture session ...

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Data collected from over 6000 births suggests that acupuncture normalises birth, leading to reductions in maternity service costs ...

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The positive effects of acupuncture on exertional dyspnoea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are associated with improved oxygen utilisation during exercise. ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) can enhance oocyte maturation and fertilisation rates in women undergoing IVF ...

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Acupuncture can improve subjective well-being for women being treated for anorexia nervosa. ...

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Moxibustion should be considered as an adjunctive therapy to improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostate enlargement ...

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A preliminary study by Chinese researchers suggests that acupuncture can improve tinnitus symptoms by modulating imbalance of the autonomic nervous system  ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) is a potential treatment for improving bladder function in patients with chronic urinary retention (CUR) caused by lower motor neuron dysfunction ...

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Acupuncture leads to reductions in pain intensity, disability and salivary cortisol levels in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain ...

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Acupuncture can significantly relieve gastrocnemius muscle tone in children with spastic cerebral palsy ...

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Women with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) can experience significant improvements in neuropathic symptoms from an eight-week acupuncture treatment regimen, ....

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A study carried out in Indonesia suggests that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve the growth of oocytes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome  ...

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Acupuncture can be beneficial for exercise-induced muscle soreness, according to a trial carried out in Portugal ...

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Moxibustion can enhance the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of conventional medicine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis ...

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Electro-acupuncture outperforms biofeedback therapy for treating chronic neck pain, report Iranian researchers ...

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Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can facilitate postoperative recovery in elderly patients after knee surgery ...

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Seven weeks of auricular acupuncture (AA) therapy was associated with significant reductions in waist circumference in a group of overweight women, ...

  

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Auricular acupuncture may be a valuable adjunct to analgesic therapy in patients undergoing episiotomy during vaginal delivery ...

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Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea predominant (IBS-D). ...

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Acupuncture compares favourably to orthodox medicine and sham acupuncture for treating premenstrual syndrome ...

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Acupuncture may be effective for treating female infertility in women who are not undergoing assisted reproductive techniques  ...

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Tung's acupuncture can improve sex hormone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) by an amount similar to drug therapy ...

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Twenty sessions of manual acupuncture is superior to both sham acupuncture and usual care for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine without aura ...

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A combination of wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) and auricular acupuncture (AA) can quickly reduce pain symptoms and reduce analgesic drug use in patients with cancer pain ...

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Both individual and group acupuncture therapy delivered in primary care settings can reduce pain and improve physical function in people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions ...

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Auricular electro-acupuncture (AEA) can reduce the incidence of late post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) after severe brain injury ...

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Acupuncture is beneficial for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing in-vitro fertilisation ...

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A study from Hong Kong has demonstrated the beneficial effect of acupuncture for the main clinical symptoms of allergic rhinitis ...

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Sacral electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve urinary symptoms and quality of life for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) may be an effective alternative treatment for stress incontinence in women of any age ...

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Acupuncture results in significantly less severe symptoms of radiation-induced xerostomia ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) provides sustained post-treatment benefits for chronic severe functional constipation ...

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The 2019 ‘Guideline for the Management of Osteoarthritis’ from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) includes tai chi and acupuncture in its recommendations for clinicians and patients making treatment decisions for the management of osteoarthritis ...

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Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) seem effective and safe as treatment for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ...

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Chinese herbal medicines may reduce major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) after percutaneous coronary intervention for atherosclerotic coronary heart disease ...

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Nettle (Xun Ma, herba urticae) can decrease menopausal hot flushes and increase quality of life for postmenopausal women ...

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Acupuncture and moxibustion may increase the pregnancy rate of patients undergoing in vitro fertilisation-embryo transplantation (IVF-ET) by regulating the production of non-coding RNAs ...

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Cervical surgery rates are lower in neck pain patients who have acupuncture treatment ...

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Acupuncture is a safe therapeutic modality for relieving discomfort in pregnancy without an adverse effect on delivery outcome ...

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Acupuncture may improve symptoms in patients with postherpetic neuralgia ...

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Acupuncture is comparable to drug treatment for reducing urinary frequency in patients with overactive bladder ...

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Auricular acupuncture is a promising intervention for the treatment of chronic back pain ...

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Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment for chronic pain-related insomnia ...

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Acupuncture compares favourably to orthodox medicine and sham acupuncture for treating premenstrual syndrome ...

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Acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture and other interventions for chronic fatigue syndrome ...

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Acupuncture may be effective for treating female infertility in women who are not undergoing orthodox fertility treatment

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Different protocols for the administration of acupuncture influence its effect on chronic pain ...

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Acupuncture has a better effect than propranolol in reducing migraine episodes ...

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Chinese systematic review authors have concluded that acupuncture is beneficial for IVF outcomes in women with a history of previous unsuccessful IVF attempts ...

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High-quality evidence shows that acupuncture has advantages over orthodox medicine as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis ...

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Different types of verum acupuncture may have different effect sizes depending on what kind of sham they are compared against ...

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Current evidence shows that acupuncture can be used for treating hypertension, and it may have similar effects to common medications ...

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Acupuncture treatment could be beneficial for chronic constipation in patients who are in a coma ...

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Acupuncture can be effectively provided to adolescent American football players in their training environment to help prevent delayed-onset muscle soreness ...

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Self-administered home moxibustion treatment may be an effective and low-cost treatment for inducing cephalic version in pregnant women with breech presentation ...

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Adding electro-acupuncture to physiotherapy can result in faster pain relief for patients with frozen shoulder syndrome ...

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Addition of Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) to a standard rehabilitation protocol results in a significantly greater reduction in post-surgical shoulder pain ...

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Twelve sessions of acupuncture show short-term clinical benefits in relieving symptoms of leg pain for patients with sciatica ...

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Auricular acupuncture may be a valuable addition to analgesic therapy in patients after episiotomy ...

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Acupuncture can significantly reduce the need for pain medication during bone marrow transplantation and can reduce postoperative opioid use ...

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Acupuncture is as effective as hormone replacement therapy for reducing menopausal vasomotor symptoms ...

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Tuina therapy can significantly increase postpartum milk production in women with insufficient lactation following Caesarian section ...

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Women may respond better than men to acupuncture for low back pain ...

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Individualised auricular acupuncture based on Chinese medical principles produces better results for management of chronic back pain than a standardised French (Nogier-style) ear acupuncture protocol ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in women with urge incontinence ...

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Adjunctive therapy with acupuncture has a significant effect on alleviating angina within 16 weeks ...

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German scientists have discovered that peripheral blood cells taken from patients that have received acupuncture for spinal cord lesions can differentiate into neuron-like cells ...

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Acupuncture is effective for patients with fibromyalgia ...

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Scalp acupuncture may be an effective treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder

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Non-needle acupoint stimulation is an effective method for reducing nausea and vomiting in female patients after breast surgery ...

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Acupuncture can significantly improve outcomes in women with low endometrial receptivity ...

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Acupuncture may have a beneficial effect on recovery of consciousness after traumatic brain injury ...

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A group of Chinese authors has compared the effects of all major non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in cancer patients ...

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More severe baseline pain is associated with greater acupuncture treatment effects ...

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Acupuncture could be a useful tool for reducing pain and psychological symptoms in earthquake survivors ...

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Cancer patients’ clinical characteristics, including their traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) pattern diagnosis, can predict how well they will respond to acupuncture treatment for hot flushes ...

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Preoperative auricular acupuncture can enable reductions in the dose of propofol needed to induce general anesthesia ...

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Electro-acupuncture can significantly reduce postoperative pain and narcotic usage following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for renal calculi ...

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Scalp acupuncture can enhance motor function in children with cerebral palsy ...

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Electro-acupuncture at Zusanli ST-36 is associated with an increase in natural-killer (NK) cell percentages in peripheral blood, along with a reduction in tumor size, in patients with cervical cancer ...

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Electro-acupuncture may improve symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome ...

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Acupressure can decrease heart rate and blood pressure in patients with atrial fibrillation ...

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Electro-acupuncture may be helpful in treating fatigue in patients with inflammatory bowel disease ...

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Chinese researchers have found that acupuncture can improve lower limb spasticity and motor function in stroke patients ...

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A brief standardised acupuncture treatment can produce a fast and clinically relevant reduction in menopausal symptoms ...

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Acupuncture at Neiguan P-6 combined with amiodarone therapy appears to be superior to amiodarone alone in preventing early recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation in patients with persistent AF ...

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Acupuncture is effective for treating chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients ...

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Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture stimulation significantly improves the pregnancy outcomes of women experiencing recurrent implantation failure while undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) ...

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