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Another Cochrane Database systematic review has found insufficient evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for controlling menopausal vasomotor symptoms.

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An experimental study had found that acupuncture at the ‘Four Gates’ (Siguan) can normalise accelerated gastrointestinal (GI) motility.

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has summarised the current evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

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A pilot study carried out in Hong Kong suggests that qigong could reduce cancer therapy side effects such as upper limb lymphoedema and poor circulation in survivors of breast cancer.

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Spanish researchers have found that practising qigong can improve balance in healthy young women.

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Qigong can reduce symptoms of fatigue and depression in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-like illness, a Hong Kong study has found.

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has concluded that current evidence supports acupuncture as a treatment for pelvic and back pain in pregnancy.

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A retrospective cohort study from a Taiwanese research group suggests that acupuncture treatment results in reduced use of medical services by patients who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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A multi-centre RCT carried out in China has found that adding acupuncture to conventional treatment does not result in any additional benefit for patients with subacute stroke.

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Applying auricular acupressure (AA) in the peri-operative period of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can alleviate post-operative pain, decrease opioid consumption and promote early rehabilitation, say Chinese clinicians.

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