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Acupuncture needling at Yanglingquan GB-34, traditionally classified as an influential point for muscles and tendons, results in a subtle but specific inhibitory effect on the excitability of the brain’s motor system – the network of brain regions involved in activating muscles to produce body movements.
Chinese researchers have found electro-acupuncture at points on the head to be helpful for increasing neuroplasticity in cerebral motor regions following ischaemic stroke.
A team of Chinese investigators has shown that acupuncture has regulatory effects on mucosal and cellular immunity in patients with allergic asthma.
Researchers from Hong Kong suggest that electro-acupuncture can alter the activation of neural pathways for pain perception in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients
Electro-acupuncture (EA) has an effect equal to noradrenaline in reducing hypotension during anesthesia in patients undergoing liver transplantation, according to an Iranian research team.
A preliminary study conducted in Japan suggests that women who have failed to become pregnant from IVF could benefit from taking Chinese herbs during future IVF treatments.
A systematic review and meta-analysis from Taiwan has found that acupuncture has a beneficial effect in helping people quit smoking.
Results from a meta-analysis by Chinese authors indicate that acupuncture, especially around the time of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, can improve pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing IVF.
An international panel of acupuncture fertility experts has collaborated to establish a consensus on what is considered to constitute ‘best practice’ acupuncture for the support of assisted reproduction technology (ART).
A pilot study carried out in the USA has found acupuncture monotherapy to be safe, well-tolerated and effective, in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Thirty outpatients with MDD received eight weeks of standardised...