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A small case control study carried out in Canada has found evidence that electrodermal activity at acupuncture points (APs) differs between patients with current pain and pain-free controls.
A study by a team of US researchers has shown that an enhanced response to sham acupuncture (SA) may be present in fibromyalgia patients who are more sensitive to experimental-pressure stimuli.
Authors from Taiwan have speculated on the probable mechanisms by which acupuncture can eliminate muscular pain caused by myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).
Combining Eastern and Western concepts of hot-flush pathogenesis can lead to safe, evidence-based interventions which can improve quality of life for patients who are experiencing hot flushes, according to a review paper from the...
A review by two authors from the USA discusses the ‘fascia acupuncture hypothesis’, which suggests that fascial planes are the basis of the acupuncture channels. The article considers the concept of qi in light of recent studies...
An American author has carried out a detailed review of what is known about the mechanisms involved in the cardiovascular effects of acupuncture. It details experimental work showing that acupuncture leads to the release of...
A Chinese herbal formula appears to offer symptomatic improvement in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a Chinese study.
Australian authors of a systematic review have concluded that topical herbal medicines (HMs) provide additional benefit to psoriasis patients when used in combination with pharmacotherapy.
A multi-centre clinical trial conducted in China has found that a Chinese herbal formula may have therapeutic value in patients with both hypertension and metabolic syndrome, comparing favourably with the anti-hypertension drug irbesartan.
Two US authors have undertaken a critical examination of the current state of research on acupuncture as a supporting treatment for IVF.