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Acupuncture is promising as a treatment for pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, a UK pilot study suggests.

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A pilot study carried out in Korea had found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve post-stroke depression (PSD), and that the treatment effect varies depending on the degree of motor function impairment of the patient.

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A small Brazilian study suggests that acupuncture may be effective in treating the anxiety and depression associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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An in vitro study from Australia provides evidence that some Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to promote longevity have neuroprotective effects. T

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Chinese researchers have used a systems-pharmacology approach to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of Chinese tonic herbs.

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The results of a prospective interventional study carried out by American researchers suggests that acupuncture has persistent beneficial effects on both the frequency and intensity of migraines.

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Adding acupuncture to conventional treatment is beneficial for patients suffering from functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a Brazilian research team.

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Auricular acupuncture using a five-point protocol or the auricular Hunger point alone may be effective in reducing body mass index (BMI) in overweight people.

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A study from China has concluded that electro-acupuncture (EA) is an effective treatment for relieving pain caused by pancreatic cancer.

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A review of German acupuncture trials has concluded that the sham acupuncture controls used are not standardised and may not be suitable for clinical research.

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