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UK researchers have carried out a pilot study to test the feasibility of a novel trial methodology enabling the investigation of individualised decoctions of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), while gathering preliminary data on their effects in patients with endometriosis.

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has concluded that acupuncture and acupressure may have a role in reducing pain, increasing satisfaction with pain management and reducing use of pharmacological management for women in labour.

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Acupuncture is a promising treatment for premenstrual symptoms, according to a systematic review by Korean authors.

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Taking part in a 12-week tai chi programme has multiple health benefits for post-menopausal women, particularly for those suffering from age-related loss of muscle strength.

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Verum and sham acupuncture have similar effects on ovulation frequency and LH/FSH ratios in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to the results of an RCT carried out in the USA.

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Researchers from Iran suggest that acupressure at Sanyinjiao SP-6 could be a cost-effective intervention for improving primary dysmenorrhoea.

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An Australian team has found that although acupuncture improved menstrual mood symptoms in women with primary dysmenorrhoea, the trend in the improvement of symptoms during the active phase of treatment and at six and twelve months was non-significant

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A Cochrane database systematic review by Australian authors has concluded that current evidence supports the use of acupuncture to reduce menstrual pain.

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Evidence being presented this weekend at the largest UK acupuncture research forum, the ARRC Symposium, will highlight the benefits of acupuncture to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flushes in postmenopausal women.

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Low-frequency electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve hyperandrogenism and menstrual frequency in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a Swedish study. Eighty-four women with PCOS were randomised to 16 weeks of...

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