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Another Chinese study has found that acupuncture needle sensations of deqi and sharp pain are associated with different patterns of activations and deactivations in the brain.
Taiwanese authors have compared the advantages and limitations associated with different control group designs in acupuncture RCTs.
An experimental study carried out in Korea has found that the skin at acupuncture points contains higher levels of the signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO) than surrounding areas.
Investigators from South Korea have found that the effect of acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system differs between the wood and metal points of the Pericardium and San Jiao channels.
An fMRI study from China has found changes in brain activity following electro-acupuncture (EA) at acupoints Yintang N-NH-3 and Baihui DU-20, both of which are used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Experimental studies carried out in humans have shown that acupuncture triggers local increases in interstitial adenosine concentrations.
American scientists have investigated the brain circuitry involved in the antipruritic effects of acupuncture.
Chinese researchers have concluded that tai chi may be able to improve immune status in lung cancer survivors, and thereby potentially help to prevent tumour recurrence.
A pilot study from Hong Kong has provided preliminary evidence for the hypotheses that the anti-depressive effect of qigong exercise is due to improvement in psychosocial functioning and down-regulation of hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.
Practising tai chi is beneficial for diabetic patients with neuropathy, according to Korean investigators who recruited 59 diabetic patients with neuropathy to a study.