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Taking part in a six-month tai chi (TC) exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program may lead to a better prognosis for cardiac events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Fifty-four Taiwanese patients were randomised...

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Acupuncture can improve the exercise tolerance of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), potentially by improving skeletal muscle function. Seventeen patients with CHF, all receiving optimised heart failure medication, were...

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Acupuncture pre-treatment can help prevent damage to the heart during valve replacement operations. Reperfusion injury (damage to tissue caused when blood supply returns after a period of ischaemia) contributes to postoperative...

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Acupuncture at Taibai SP-3 affects the autonomic control of blood flow by enhancing parasympathetic function. In a randomised crossover trial, five healthy volunteers received acupuncture at either Taibai SP-3 or Rangu KID-2 for...

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A study carried out at the Department of Internal Medicine P. Rigshospitalet in Denmark found that acupuncture treatment decreased the time of onset of attacks of angina pectoris pain by 10%, reduced nitroglycerin consumption by...

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This study was designed to compare the outcomes and treatment costs of patients with advanced angina pectoris who were treated with integrated rehabilitation compared to known statistics for similar patients treated by surgery or...

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The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California has received a $2 million, five-year federal grant to continue studying how acupuncture can help treat cardiovascular illnesses such as heart...

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Research carried out at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine has shown that acupuncture can dramatically reduce the pressure on the heart in patients with severe heart failure. Over-activation of the...

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A review article from authors in the USA supports the use of acupuncture in treating cardiac arrhythmias. According to the eight studies reviewed, 87% to 100% of participants converted to normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture....

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Tai chi can enhance sleep stability in patients with chronic heart failure. Researchers analysed 24-hour continuous ECG data obtained in a clinical trial of tai chi in 18 patients with heart failure. At 12 weeks, those who...

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