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The results of a pilot study carried out in the USA suggest that acupuncture may have significant, measurable benefits on residual visual function in patients with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

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Trigger point acupuncture (TrPAcu) is significantly better than sham treatment at reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic shoulder pain, say Japanese investigators.

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Electro-auricular acupuncture could be a safe and effective non-pharmacological treatment for obese patients.

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Acupuncture may help treat symptoms of nocturia, according to Turkish researchers.

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A small Chinese study suggests that acupuncture can regulate hormone levels and improve psychological and menopausal symptoms in women with premature ovarian failure (POF).

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A pragmatic randomised controlled trial from the UK has found that acupuncture combined with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) provides significant benefits for patients with depression.

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Adding acupuncture to usual care for patients in an emergency department (ED) is feasible and provides effective pain and nausea relief.

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Acupuncture has been found to outperform counselling and usual care for patients suffering from depression complicated by pain.

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A four-armed pilot study investigating the effects of acupuncture (ACU) and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) on hot flushes and quality of life in postmenopausal women has found verum acupuncture to be the most effective treatment.

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Acupuncture is the most effective CAM for treating musculoskeletal conditions and one of only a few therapies that is supported by current medical evidence, according to a report commissioned by the charity Arthritis Research UK....

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