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.
A multi-centre, prospective dose-escalation trial has found that a Chinese herbal medicine, ‘Shi-cha Capsule’ (SCC), can significantly improve symptom intensity and duration in patients with the common cold.
A Chinese research group has shown that treatment with Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) can prevent the recurrence of endometriosis and improve the conception rate in women who have undergone surgery for endometriosis.
In a controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial, 800 patients with unsatisfactory glycaemic control were randomly assigned to receive ‘Xiaoke Pill’ plus the diabetic drug glibenclamide, or glibenclamide alone
An observational study carried out by a research team from the UK suggests that the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) five-point ear acupuncture protocol may offer a simple non-pharmacological method for managing breast-cancer treatment–related hot flushes and night sweats (HF&NS).
Acupuncture shows promise in reducing some of the problems associated with female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
Acupuncture may help reduce arm circumference in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL), according to an American pilot study.
A course of acupuncture treatments can increase ovulation frequency in women with PCOS, according to a Swedish study.
A Chinese study has used ultrasound scanning to show that acupuncture at Jianjing GB-21 can regulate the volume of the gall bladder in cholecystitis patients and improve their symptoms.
A Turkish research team has found that a single session of acupuncture at Yintang (M-HN-3) can reduce preoperative anxiety in adult surgical patients.
The results of a study from Thailand have shown that acupuncture combined with medication can significantly reduce peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.