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Do the effects of acupuncture depend on the needling, the consultation or the practitioner? Researchers based in the UK have attempted to answer this question by quantifying the specific and non-specific effects of acupuncture on osteoarthritic (OA) pain.

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At a time when reducing costs is a priority for all healthcare systems - an issue which is at the forefront of controversial National Health Service reforms in the UK - it is essential to consider different approaches to the...

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An earlier Drum Tower posting (06/09/2010) described some of the exciting research into the use of acupuncture for treating chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) in men - a refractory disorder for which acupuncture is showing signs...

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Evidence being presented this weekend at the largest UK acupuncture research forum, the ARRC Symposium, will highlight the benefits of acupuncture to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flushes in postmenopausal women.

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In his editorial, Ernst says of acupuncture that, "serious complications, including deaths, have been noted with some regularity" (Ernst 2010). This, along with the dramatic title, is a disturbing statement. However after reading...

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Recent research into how acupuncture affects the brain has improved our understanding of the complex neural mechanisms involved in the procedure and may lead to wider acceptance of the treatment by mainstream medicine. ...

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Acupuncture repeatedly demonstrates beneficial effect in this difficult and intractable disorder.

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