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Traditional acupuncture (TA) can improve cardiac autonomic function in patients with stable ischaemic heart disease (SIHD), according to American researchers.

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A trial carried out in Sweden has found that women who received manual acupuncture (MA) or electro-acupuncture (EA) during labour used less epidural analgesia than women who received standard care. The longitudinal randomised...

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Research from China suggests that a combination of acupuncture and moxibustion can provide significant therapeutic benefits in patients with active Crohn’s disease (CD).

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Tai chi (TC) has beneficial effects on blood pressure (BP) and levels of gaseous cellular signaling molecules in the blood of patients with essential hypertension (EH).

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A Chinese research team has found that tai chi (TC) can improve balance and decrease fall risks in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Caffeine can inhibit the analgesic effect of acupuncture, according to animal studies carried out in Brazil. Mice subjected to plantar incision surgery were treated with both manual acupuncture and electro-acupuncture at the...

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Acupressure at distal acupuncture points associated with alleviating shoulder pain have specific beneficial effects on blood flow and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle as well as autonomic nervous activity, a research team from Japan has concluded.

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A paper by a UK author suggests that ancient Chinese texts relating to the Chong Mai (Penetrating Vessel or Sea of Blood), are likely to have been a description of the vascular system, derived via cadaver dissection.

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Tai chi (TC) training helps improve attention in healthy young adults, according to American researchers.

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Research from the USA has found that a 12-week tai chi (TC) intervention was more effective in reducing fall rates for stroke survivors than either strength training or usual care.

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