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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.

Distal acupuncture needling results in immediate pain reduction in patients with adhesive capsulitis (AC) and adding acupuncture to conservative therapy for the condition results in shorter recovery times ...

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Adding either acupuncture or electro-acupuncture does not confer any additional benefit over exercise treatment for subacromial pain syndrome ...

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Acupuncture combined with rehabilitation treatment appears to be effective for treating post-stroke shoulder pain ...

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

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Individualised acupuncture treatment conducted according to traditional Chinese medicine principles may improve post-laparoscopic shoulder pain (PLSP) when used in conjunction with conventional therapy ...

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Acupressure at distal acupuncture points associated with alleviating shoulder pain have specific beneficial effects on blood flow and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle as well as autonomic nervous activity, a research team from Japan has concluded...

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Trigger point acupuncture (TrPAcu) is significantly better than sham treatment at reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic shoulder pain, say Japanese investigators.

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A large pragmatic randomised trial has found that acupuncture is an effective alternative to conventional orthopaedic treatment for chronic shoulder pain (CSP). The German Randomized Acupuncture trial for chronic Shoulder Pain (GRASP) studied 424 pat

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In a Hong Kong study, 35 patients with frozen shoulder were randomly assigned to an exercise group or an exercise plus acupuncture group. Mobility, strength and pain were assessed (blind) at outset, after 6 weeks and at a 20-week follow-up. The acupu

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One hundred and thirty patients with shoulder pain (cuff tendonitis, bicipital tendonitis, capsulitis etc.) were randomly assigned to receive either eight weekly true acupuncture treatments (local and distal points plus electro-acupuncture) or the

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A multicentre randomised controlled trial conducted in Spain has found that single-point acupuncture in association with physiotherapy improves shoulder function and alleviates pain better than physiotherapy alone. 425 patients with a clinical diagno

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An American single-blind randomised, controlled trial randomised 31 subjects into one of three treatment groups: individualised TCM acupuncture; fixed standard acupuncture points conventionally used for shoulder pain; and non-penetrating sham acupunc

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Electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective addition to exercise for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain. In a single-blind, randomised trial in Hong Kong, 60 patients were assigned to receive either active or sham electrical stimulation of acupunctur

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