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A small qualitative study carried out in the UK has found that women treated with acupuncture during labour reported enhanced birthing experiences.
Authors from the USA have carried out a systematic review showing that the protocols for blinding in acupuncture studies are generally effective, and that patients cannot determine if they have received verum acupuncture or a different procedure.
A review of the evidence for the use of acupuncture for cancer pain has found that it is beneficial.
Korean authors have found ‘encouraging’ evidence suggesting that acupuncture is more effective than medication in relieving acute low back pain (LBP). A total of 11 randomised-controlled trials (1139 participants) were included in...
A pilot study carried out in Italy suggests that acupuncture may reduce the pain of burning mouth syndrome (BMS). BMS, for which no medical or dental cause can be found, most commonly affects older women.
A US military research team has carried out a feasibility study to examine the use of ‘Battlefield Acupuncture’ (BFA, a type of ear acupuncture) for pain control amongst injured personnel being evacuated by air from military bases in Germany to hospital in the USA.
The evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is encouraging, conclude Korean authors.
A multi-centre, prospective dose-escalation trial has found that a Chinese herbal medicine, ‘Shi-cha Capsule’ (SCC), can significantly improve symptom intensity and duration in patients with the common cold.
A Chinese research group has shown that treatment with Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) can prevent the recurrence of endometriosis and improve the conception rate in women who have undergone surgery for endometriosis.
In a controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial, 800 patients with unsatisfactory glycaemic control were randomly assigned to receive ‘Xiaoke Pill’ plus the diabetic drug glibenclamide, or glibenclamide alone