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Chinese research has confirmed that the irritability of a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle can be suppressed by needling remote acupoints.
Acupoint electrical stimulation (AES) can effectively reduce postoperative pain and analgesic usage, according to an RCT carried out in Taiwan.
An RCT carried out by Swedish researchers has found that acupuncture which causes deqi and sham acupuncture are experienced by patients as equally effective at treating radiotherapy-induced nausea.
Auricular acupuncture (AA) can enhance athletes' recovery after strenuous exercise, suggests the results of a Taiwanese study.
US authors have formulated an ‘acupuncture immuno-enhancement hypothesis’ to account for the ability of acupuncture to enhance anti-cancer immune function.
Skin impedance measured at points on the Lung channel may correlate with asthma status, say Hong Kong scientists.
Patients with low-back pain (LBP) are less likely to visit physicians for LBP after receiving acupuncture treatment, leading to reduced healthcare spending on LBP.
Electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulation at Guangming GB-37 and Jiaoxin KID-8 induce distinct response patterns in the brain.
A paper by Ted Kaptchuk suggests that, rather than being non-specific, placebo effects are in fact the 'specific' effects of healing rituals.
Differences in psychosocial context between RCTs and usual practice could reduce the impact of acupuncture in RCT settings and may lead to under-reporting of benefit by patients in trials, according to a UK study.