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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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The addition of tai chi to endurance training (ET) leads to improved exercise tolerance and quality of life (QOL) in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), according to an Italian study.

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Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (Acu-TENS) applied at Neiguan P-6 can facilitate an earlier return of haemodynamic parameters to pre-operative values in patients who have undergone acute heart surgery. A Chinese study...

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A Chinese study suggests that Astragalus (Huang Qi) is able to improve heart function in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).

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Tai chi exercise has measurable benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF).

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Japanese researchers have found strong evidence that the stimulation of Shanzhong REN-17 can specifically increase activity in the parasympathetic nerves of the heart.

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Prolonged sedentary periods lead to larger waist sizes and higher blood triglyceride levels, even in subjects who exercise regularly, according to Australian investigators.

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Tai chi training can help regulate the autonomic nervous system in patients with coronary heart disease

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An Italian team has found that acupuncture treatment prevents arrhythmic recurrences after cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

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