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Randomised controlled trials of herbal therapy for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) show encouraging results, but studies remain limited and heterogenous. Authors from Hong Kong analysed 21 RCTs including a total...
Cordycepin, one of the active components of the Chinese herb cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao), reduces the production of inflammatory gene products in cultured human airway smooth muscle cells - the cells which contract during an asthma attack.
Needle rotation and sensation play an important role in the effects of acupuncture, Korean investigators report.
Japanese researchers have found evidence that acupuncture points have specific actions on the autonomic functions of particular internal organs.
There is no evidence that acupuncture improves live birth or pregnancy rates in assisted conception, according to an update of a Cochrane Database systematic review.
A British neuroscientist has proposed that a novel extracellular signalling system, based on adenosine 5’-triphosphate (ATP), is the mechanism underlying the effects of acupuncture.
A study carried out in China has found that a herbal formula, Fuzheng Huayu Capsule (FZHYC) can reduce the risk of bleeding and improve survival rates in liver cirrhosis patients with oesophageal varices.
Another Cochrane Database systematic review has found insufficient evidence to determine whether acupuncture is effective for controlling menopausal vasomotor symptoms.
An experimental study had found that acupuncture at the ‘Four Gates’ (Siguan) can normalise accelerated gastrointestinal (GI) motility.
A Cochrane Database systematic review has summarised the current evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia.