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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 can reduce pain and pathological thickness of the common extensor tendon in patients with lateral epicondylitis ...

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Manual acupuncture is an effective means of short-term pain relief for the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia ...

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Evidence from moderate quality randomised studies suggests that acupuncture is effective for treating lateral elbow pain, according to a systematic review by an international team of authors.

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An overview of systematic reviews of acupuncture for rheumatic conditions has found relatively clear evidence to suggest that it is effective for osteoarthritis (OA), low back pain and lateral elbow pain, but ineffective for fibromyalgia and rheumato

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Of 55 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis, 23 were treated with real acupuncture and 22 received sham acupuncture, all receiving 10 treatments, with two treatments per week. At two weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment, there were sig

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A study on the treatment of tennis elbow using only Yanglingquan GB-34 on the affected side reports that most patients obtained pain relief of 70% (mean pain relief 55%). The results were significantly higher than in a placebo group treated by light

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A German placebo-controlled single-blind trial into the treatment of tennis elbow compared a single-needle traditionally selected treatment with a placebo non-penetrative treatment. Pain relief occurred in 55.8% of the treatment group and 15% in the

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A study carried out in the North of England suggests that patients with tennis elbow who receive acupuncture immediately before injection of corticosteroids respond to much lower doses of corticosteroids than those who do not receive acupuncture firs

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In a study carried out at Hanover Medical School, 45 patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis were each given two acupuncture treatments, real or sham, every week for 5 weeks. 2 weeks after the end of treatment the group who received real acupunct

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A systematic review of published studies on the effect of acupuncture on lateral elbow (tennis elbow) pain has concluded that “there is strong evidence suggesting that acupuncture is effective in short-term pain relief for patients with lateral

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