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Korean hand acupuncture (KHA) has been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Chinese researchers have found that adding Er Zhi Tian Gui granules (ETG, Two Ultimates Tian Gui Granules) to the treatment regime of women undergoing IVF can reduce the dosage of gonadotropin (Gn) required for ovarian stimulation and shorten treatment duration, as well as alleviating clinical symptoms and improving clinical pregnancy rates.
Acupuncture out-performs artificial tears in the treatment of dry eye syndrome, according to South Korean researchers.
A study of Chinese earthquake victims suggests that electro-acupuncture (EA) is more effective than paroxetine for treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Clinicians in Hong Kong have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment reduces both the duration of post-operative ileus (POI - hypomotility of the gastrointestinal tract following surgery) and length of hospital stay...
Research carried out in China has found that both manual and electro-acupuncture can improve quality of life for depressed patients undergoing treatment with the antidepressant paroxetine (Paxil).
A phase II clinical trial of a Chinese herbal decoction, Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang (DBT, Dang Gui Decoction to Tonify the Blood), has shown that it can significantly improve physical and psychological scores and significantly reduce vasomotor symptoms for post-menopausal women.
A multi-centre trial carried out in the UK has concluded that acupuncture can provide significant symptom relief for cancer patients with radiation-induced xerostomia.
A study by UK researchers has found acupuncture to be effective at managing cancer-related fatigue (CRF).
A large trial of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has shown that the treatment has significant benefits.