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Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan (GZFLW - Cinnamon and Hoelen Formula) appears to result in additional reduction of fibroid volume when added to mifepristone treatment, according to a Cochrane Database systematic review.

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A Chinese herbal formula had been found to be effective for functional constipation by a study carried out in Hong Kong. The formula Ma Zi Ren Wan (MZRW - composed of Huo Ma Ren [Fructus Cannabis], Da Huang [Radix et Rhizoma...

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Traditional Chinese herbal medicines can slow the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes according to a study from China.

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German researchers have used fMRI scanning to compare needling at a verum acupuncture point to the needling of a sham point.

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Australian researchers have conducted a study exploring the experience of acupuncture for people with chronic low back pain.

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An fMRI study by Chinese authors has found that acupuncture at Yanglingquan GB-34 can enhance functional connectivity in the brain’s default mode network (DMN) in stroke patients.

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A review article by Australian authors has summarised the research evidence relating to the use of acupuncture for treating women’s reproductive disorders.

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A retrospective cohort study from Taiwan suggests that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who receive acupuncture treatment show a decreased risk of subsequent stroke compared with those who do not receive acupuncture treatment.

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Current evidence supports the use of acupuncture to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a systematic review of studies of complementary and alternative medicine treatments.

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Evidence from moderate quality randomised studies suggests that acupuncture is effective for treating lateral elbow pain, according to a systematic review by an international team of authors.

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