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Acupuncture is the most effective CAM for treating musculoskeletal conditions and one of only a few therapies that is supported by current medical evidence, according to a report commissioned by the charity Arthritis Research UK....

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A secondary analysis of data from the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration has shown that acupuncture is significantly superior to control, irrespective of the type of control used.

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Tai Chi can enhance cognitive function in older adults, particularly in the realm of executive functioning and in individuals without significant impairment, concludes a systematic review from the USA.

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Taking part in a 12-week qigong intervention has significant benefits for prostate cancer survivors, a US study has found.

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Hong Kong researchers have concluded that tai chi is a useful exercise for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, and can lead to sustained improvements in their health.

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A five-year pilot study has shown that a comprehensive lifestyle intervention package may help reverse aging processes at a cellular level.

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A 30-year long study has found that men with healthy lifestyles enjoy increased disease-free survival and reduced cognitive impairment as they age.

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A Cochrane database systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) for atopic eczema was not able to find conclusive evidence that CHM, taken orally or applied topically, could reduce the severity of eczema in children or adults.

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A systematic review carried out by Chinese authors suggests that compared with Western conventional medicine or placebo Chinese herbal medicine can more effectively improve the core symptoms of post-infectious cough, have earlier antitussive effect and enhance patients' quality of life.

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Australian authors have concluded that acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment strategy for patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP).

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