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Acupuncture can lead to significant pain reduction and improvement in lung function in patients who have had sternotomy for heart surgery.

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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...

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An extract of Dan Shen (Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae) can reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients with chronic heart disease (CHD).

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A review paper by Chinese authors has focused on the neurophysiological basis of the effects of Neiguan P-6 stimulation on cardiovascular mechanisms.

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A meta-analysis by Chinese authors suggests that Xuezhikang (a partially purified extract of fermented red yeast rice) has a lipid-regulating effect and is safe and effective in reducing cardiovascular events in coronary heart disease patients (CHD).

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) may help to prevent restenosis (the recurrence of narrowing of the blood vessel) following coronary stent placement, thus reducing cardiac mortalit

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A study carried out in Italy suggests that acupuncture at Neiguan P-6 can be used as an effective, non-invasive and safe tool to manage cardiac arrhythmias caused by atrial fibrillation (AF).

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A satisfying life is good for the health of the heart, shows the results from a large study of British civil servants.

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Researchers in Austria have shown that manual acupressure at the auricular Heart acupoint can affect cardiac and autonomic nervous system function.

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