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A study into the analgesic properties of various Chinese herbs has found that a compound of Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is able to effectively treat various kinds of pain, including inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

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Chinese researchers have found that a herbal formula called Huai Qi Huang (HQH) can ameliorate proteinuria and haematuria in patients suffering from IgA nephropathy (IgAN, aka Berger’s disease).

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A Chinese herbal formula, Jiang Zhi Granule (JZG), has been shown to benefit patients suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.

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American authors who have spent the last two decades investigating the neural mechanisms underlying the ability of acupuncture to regulate blood pressure have summarised their work in a review paper.

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Swedish authors have reviewed the results of randomised studies on the use of acupuncture for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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A systematic review from China suggests that acupuncture is promising as a palliative care treatment for cancer patients.

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An American group has found that the brain’s response to electro-acupuncture (EA) correlates with symptom reduction following EA for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with changes in connectivity in the brain’s default mode network (DMN), but acupuncture can reverse these changes as well as provide pain relief.

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Non-insertive acupuncture (NIA) could be a useful adjunctive treatment in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), according to a research team from the USA.

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Acupuncture may be effective for improving dyspeptic symptoms caused by diabetic gastroparesis (DGP), according to a meta-analysis from China.

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