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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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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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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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According to American researchers, weekly acupuncture is associated with improvements in pain and quality of life when used as an adjunct to usual treatment for chronic pain in urban health centres.

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A Danish study has attempted to discern the contribution of specific and non-specific factors to acupuncture analgesia in patients undergoing dental surgery.

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Acupuncturists outperform non-acupuncturists (NA) in tests of behavioural skills associated with their profession and this is reflected in structural differences in their brains.

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The placebo effects of different therapies are not identical, and patients who respond to one type of placebo may not respond to others, according to research from the USA. In a crossover study, researchers tested the analgesic...

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Needling non-acupoints that lie on an acupuncture channel has a stronger effect on blood perfusion (BP) in the surrounding tissue than needling non-acupoints that do not line on a channel.

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A qualitative study has examined the decision-making processes that lead patients to try acupuncture treatment and the implications of these on their expectations.

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