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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.

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A Brazilian pilot study suggests that acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with faecal incontinence ...

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Cochrane database authors have concluded that acupuncture has beneficial effects for people recovering from stroke ...

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A Cochrane database systematic review has concluded that there is moderate-quality evidence supporting acupuncture for the relief of neck pain ...

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Acupuncture may be effective at reducing symptom intensity in people suffering from burning mouth syndrome ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) may be useful in the treatment of paediatric migraines in the emergency department ...

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A herbal formula, Shuanghuang Shengbai Granule (SSG), improves symptoms and prevents bone marrow suppression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy ...

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A systematic review by Australian and Chinese authors suggests that Chinese herbal medicines combined with routine drug treatment may improve asthma outcomes more than pharmacotherapies alone ...

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Acupuncture can have a significant effect on pain and quality of life in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), according to a pilot case series carried out by Iranian researchers ...

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Preliminary Chinese research suggests that combining acupuncture with metformin treatment may be more effective than metformin alone for improving weight loss and insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ...

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Both auricular acupuncture (AA) and traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) can improve headache-related quality of life in military service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI) ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) can decrease pre-competition anxiety in adolescent athletes, Iranian authors report ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) offers a safe and cheap method for treating hot flushes, especially in cancer-related menopausal transition ...

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Scalp electro-acupuncture can reduce tinnitus intensity and improve quality of life of individuals with tinnitus, according to a study from Brazil ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) may improve reproductive hormone levels in patients with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), according to preliminary research from China ...

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A pilot pragmatic trial carried out in Australia suggests that acupuncture can halve the time taken for sub-fertile women to conceive ...

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Chinese researchers have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia ...

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A feasibility study carried out in the UK suggests that acupuncture can add benefit to standard care (SC) for back pain in pregnancy ...

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Singing in a choir can reduce stress, improve mood and boost levels of immune proteins in people affected by cancer, suggests a study carried out in Wales ...

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A UK study has found that group drumming produces significant changes in well-being, including improvements in depression, anxiety and social resilience ...

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“The criteria that NICE used to evaluate acupuncture for low back pain are not the same as those used for other physical therapies, and therefore the recommendations are founded on evidence-biased medicine rather than on evidence-based medicine.” Professor Hugh MacPherson of the University of York ...

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A single session of auricular acupuncture (AA) can have an immediate effect on reducing pain intensity in individuals with low back pain ...

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A retrospective chart review carried out by US doctors at a veterans hospital suggests that auricular acupuncture (AA) is effective in treating refractory pain conditions ...

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Acupuncture’s ability to improve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis may be due to modulation of the upper airway mucosal immune response to house dust mites ...

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 Auricular acupuncture (AA) is as effective as progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) in treating anxiety and depression, according to German research ...

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A UK group has found acupuncture alone or in combination with morphine to be effective for the relief of breathlessness in lung cancer patients ...

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Acupuncture is safe and has multiple beneficial effects in improving neurologic deficits for those who have recently suffered a stroke, concludes a Chinese research team ...

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A study carried out in a Tunisian hospital emergency department has found that, compared with morphine, acupuncture was associated with faster, more effective analgesia and was better tolerated ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) is equivalent to drug treatment for reducing stool frequency in patients with diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) and functional diarrhoea (FD) ...

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Tai chi should be considered as a viable therapy for chronic pain conditions, according to an international team of authors ...

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A meta-analysis published by Chinese authors suggests that tai chi and qigong can offer significant, wide-ranging benefits for people with cardiovascular disease ...

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Tai chi elicits changes in neurophysiological function from very early in the learning process and may exert some of its beneficial effects via improvement of sensorimotor processing and better integration of body awareness ...

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A study of tai chi for reducing pain-related symptoms in musculoskeletal conditions provides initial evidence that its benefits may partly be due to its effect on cognitive appraisal outcomes such as pain-catastrophising (the tendency to have a negative cognitive-affective response to anticipated or actual pain) ...

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Tai chi may reduce the incidence of falls more than conventional lower extremity training (LET) in the elderly, and its effects can last for at least one year ...

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Research into acupuncture has rippled out to inform wider areas of biomedical research, practice and policy ...

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Positive verbal communication between clinician and patient can increase patients’ expectations regarding the effects of acupuncture treatment, Swedish researchers have found ...

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Current evidence supports the use of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in treating post-operative pain, according to a systematic review from China ...

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Acupuncture is a promising therapy for relieving symptoms in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), according to Chinese authors ...

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Acupuncture should be considered as a valid complementary therapy for asthma in adults, write the Chinese authors of a systematic review ...

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Four new studies demonstarte the power of acupuncture in helping cancer-related pain, hot flus=hes and other symptoms ...

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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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Brain connectivity, which is altered in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), appears to become more like that of healthy controls following acupuncture treatment ...

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A study by Japanese investigators suggests that acupuncture changes the balance of activity in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of the brain toward left-dominant, resulting in anxiolytic relaxation effects ...

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Chinese clinicians treating patients following ischemic stroke have found evidence that cerebellar activation by deqi may be one of the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its beneficial effects ...

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A Cochrane systematic review suggests that a course of acupuncture consisting of at least six treatments can be a valuable option for people with frequent tension-type headache ...

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Acupuncture treatment can reduce hospital visits and decrease total hospital charges among vulnerable patient populations ...

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Acupuncture is an acceptable and effective adjunctive method for reducing pain and anxiety in an emergency department (ED) setting, report American clinicians ...

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Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) can result in clinically meaningful reductions in neuropathic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI), suggests a pilot study by American researchers ...

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Chinese and American investigators have found evidence that tai chi can help older women improve their cognition and postural control, specifically while dual tasking ...

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A Chinese herbal formula has shown potential for improving working memory performance in healthy adults ...

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Transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES) may improve postoperative immune depression in patients with lung cancer, by regulating the balance of T cells and their related cytokines ...

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Warm needle acupuncture treatment can reduce lymphoedema in breast cancer patients, report Korean investigators ...

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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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High-intensity electro-acupuncture (EA) is more effective than low-intensity EA at alleviating the clinical symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients ...

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A small study carried out in Thailand suggests that facial acupuncture, with or without body acupuncture, may be effective in decreasing the size of melasma (hyperpigmented skin) patches. ...

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Acupuncture may be useful to patients suffering from neck and shoulder pain following surgical treatment for cervical lymphatic metastases ...

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A Taiwanese study supports cupping therapy (CT) as an effective treatment for chronic neck and shoulder pain (NSP) ...

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Chinese clinicians have demonstrated beneficial effects of contralateral acupuncture for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain, both in terms of pain and function ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve survival rates for patients with sepsis via regulation of the immune system, report Chinese investigators ...

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Acupuncture may help improve Parkinson's Disease (PD)-related fatigue, a US research team has found ...

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Acupuncture can help normalise sperm parameters in infertile men with varicocele, with results comparable to varicocelectomy treatment ...

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Acupuncture can help restore the sense of smell in people suffering from post-viral olfactory dysfunction (PVOD) ...

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Acupuncture can result in clinically significant results for the treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome ...

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Acupuncture has a comparable effect to medication in patients with moderate to severe allergic rhinitis, Chinese researchers have found ...

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American investigators conclude that individualised acupuncture treatment appears to offer significant relief for veterans with Gulf War Illness ...

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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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Individualised acupuncture treatment is efficacious for pain relief and improving quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia, compared with placebo treatment ...

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Acupuncture treatment can benefit men with premature ejaculation (PE), Turkish investigators report ...

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Acupuncture in association with enhanced self-care is an effective integrative intervention for managing hot flushes and improving quality of life in women with breast cancer ...

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Research from the USA suggests that acupuncture can lead to a significant reduction in vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in menopausal women ...

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Tai chi can improve physical performance in people suffering from a variety of chronic health conditions, according to a systematic review carried out in Canada ...

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A preliminary study from Taiwan suggests that both static and moving forms of qigong practice are beneficial for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy ...

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Tai chi can improve endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness in elderly women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ...

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The action of gut microflora on herbal medicines may be crucial in terms of their therapeutic effects on human diseases ...

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Authors from Hong Kong have conducted an overview of meta-analyses to summarise the available evidence on Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for palliative cancer care ...

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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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Electrical stimulation at Hegu L.I.-4, located on the dorsum of the hand, results in activation of parts of the brain that overlap extensively with those activated by Jiache ST-6, located on the face ...

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Researchers from Korea have found that there is a correlation between the acupuncture practitioner's perception of deqi and the recipient’s experience of it ...

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Acupuncture can accelerate the relief of post-exercise fatigue by regulating energy metabolism and attenuating the effects of oxidative stress on body tissues ...

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A review of the scientific literature on needling at points historically considered to be 'forbidden' during pregnancy has found that there is no objective evidence of harm ...

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Tai chi is an effective intervention for managing fatigue in patients with lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy, a Chinese study has found ...

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A systematic review of acupuncture studies that use placebo needling devices suggests that they are inadequate as controls for randomised controlled trials of acupuncture

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Acupuncture can influence cerebral blood flow velocity and may be useful for enhancing cerebral blood flow during post-stroke rehabilitation ...

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A pilot prospective cohort study from China suggests that acupuncture may be a useful adjunctive treatment for reducing blood pressure (BP) in women with preeclampsia ...

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For years now Edzard Ernst has been launching a relentless campaign against acupuncture and other forms of complementary medicine ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) has an immediate effect on the electromyographic (EMG) activity of the upper trapezius muscle in patients with nonspecific neck pain (NS-NP) ...

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Adding ear acupuncture to conventional occlusal splint therapy can lead to rapid improvements in pain relief for patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD) ...

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Acupuncture may be more effective than drugs, and may enhance the effect of drugs, for patients with sciatica ...

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A systematic review from China has revealed that moderate to high quality evidence supports the use of electro-acupuncture (EA) for treating acute ischemic stroke ...

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A meta-analysis of current clinical evidence from high quality trials suggests that verum acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture for treating migraine ...

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Auricular acupuncture (AA) can help reduce pre-exam anxiety in medical students, according to a German pilot study ...

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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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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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Repeated verum acupuncture (but not sham acupuncture) may help reduce chronic pain symptoms by normalising dysregulated connectivity between key brain regions involved in pain perception ...

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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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The authors of a Brazilian study have concluded that for temporomandibular disorders (TMD) involving joint components, local acupuncture is the most effective, while for TMD of muscular origin, distal needling are most effective

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Acupuncture is more effective than ibuprofen at resolving carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) symptoms ...

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Adding electro-acupuncture (EA) to drug treatment can benefit Parkinson's disease (PD) patients ...

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Practising tai chi (TC) can help reduce pro-inflammatory factors associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women ...

 

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