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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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A Chinese meta-analysis has concluded that acupuncture exhibits clinically and statistically significant control of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.

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Results from a Korean systematic review and meta-analysis support the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbal medicine as a treatment for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Eight acupuncture studies and 11...

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A systematic review and network meta-analysis comparing the clinical effectiveness of different treatment strategies for sciatica supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for this condition. A network meta-analysis can provide...

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Acupuncture analgesia is a useful method of pain control in patients with acute dental pain, a Brazilian study has found. A sample of 120 patients waiting for emergency dental care underwent one session of acupuncture, using the...

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Research from Taiwan suggests that electro- and manual acupuncture can exert positive therapeutic effects in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Auricular acupuncture is an effective intervention for the relief of stress/anxiety amongst healthcare workers and supports their capacity for caring, suggests an American study.

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Direct moxibustion may be able to improve symptoms of fatigue, according to the results of a small study carried out in the US.

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