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An in vitro study from Australia provides evidence that some Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to promote longevity have neuroprotective effects. T

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Chinese researchers have used a systems-pharmacology approach to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of Chinese tonic herbs.

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The results of a prospective interventional study carried out by American researchers suggests that acupuncture has persistent beneficial effects on both the frequency and intensity of migraines.

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Adding acupuncture to conventional treatment is beneficial for patients suffering from functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a Brazilian research team.

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Auricular acupuncture using a five-point protocol or the auricular Hunger point alone may be effective in reducing body mass index (BMI) in overweight people.

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A study from China has concluded that electro-acupuncture (EA) is an effective treatment for relieving pain caused by pancreatic cancer.

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A review of German acupuncture trials has concluded that the sham acupuncture controls used are not standardised and may not be suitable for clinical research.

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American researchers have found that acupuncture produces clinically important and durable improvement in arthralgia in breast cancer patients receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs).

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A British research team has found that combining acupuncture with self-care is particularly effective in reducing the symptoms of low back pain.

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The findings of a small Australian study suggest that the specific effect of acupuncture may depend not on the precise location of the needles, but rather on the fact that they draw the patient’s attention to the area being needled.

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