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Acupuncture and moxibustion may stimulate anti-cancer immunity, protect bone marrow cells and minimise drug side-effects in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to a pilot study carried out in Portugal.

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A German pilot study suggests that acupuncture may have a comparable effect to anti-histamine drugs in patients allergic to house dust mites.

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A pilot study from China has found that acupuncture can modulate activity in the brain’s default-mode network (DMN) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Acupuncture can help control acute postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty, according to Taiwanese investigators.

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American researchers have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can produce significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in women experiencing joint pain related to treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

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Chinese scientists have shown that needling active acupoints in migraine patients reduces pain and affects key disease-affected brain regions involving pain.

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Acupuncture could be a potential treatment option for overactive bladder (OAB), according to Turkish researchers.

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Acupuncture, dietary therapy and tuina self-massage can be successfully used to treat hot flushes and other symptoms in postmenopausal women.

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Integrative treatment (IT) and therapeutic acupuncture (TA) result in more long term benefit than conventional treatment (CT) for alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients.

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Traditional acupuncture (TA) can improve cardiac autonomic function in patients with stable ischaemic heart disease (SIHD), according to American researchers.

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