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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.

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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Acupuncture may have a beneficial effect on recovery after spinal cord injury ...

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Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a major active component of Dan Shen (Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix) may exert a neuroprotective effect by activating anti-inflammatory pathways in microglia (the resident macrophages of the brain and spinal cord). The resul

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Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain following spinal cord injury (SCI) according to research carried out at the Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School. Twenty-two patients with SCI who suffered moderate to severe pain of

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A recent clinical trial of acupuncture therapy for spinal cord injury has shown promising results. 100 patients with acute spinal cord injury were randomly divided into two groups. The control group was treated with standard rehabilitation therapy

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In a Taiwanese trial, 100 acute traumatic spinal cord injury patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture plus rehabilitation therapy, or control (rehabilitation only) groups. The acupuncture group received stimulation to Houxi SI-3 and Shenmai

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A paper by American researchers has reviewed the allopathic and Chinese literature discussing the use of acupuncture in the treatment of acute and chronic spinal cord injuries (SCI). They present the neurophysiologic mechanisms for acupuncture's effe

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A study carried out at the Department of Physiology at Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Japan has confirmed the value of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Eight male patients, four wit

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One group of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and neurogenic bladder received electro-acupuncture at points Zhongji REN-3, Guanyuan REN-4 and Ciliao BL-32 in addition to conventional intermittent catheterisation program (ICP). Compared to a con

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A study carried out at the Department of Urology of Kyoto University, Japan, has demonstrated the effiacy of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injuries. 13 patients suffering incontinence due to detrusor hyperr

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