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A multi-centre clinical trial conducted in China has found that a Chinese herbal formula may have therapeutic value in patients with both hypertension and metabolic syndrome, comparing favourably with the anti-hypertension drug irbesartan.
Two US authors have undertaken a critical examination of the current state of research on acupuncture as a supporting treatment for IVF.
Acupuncture researchers from the USA have carried out a study to re-examine the effect of an adjuvant acupuncture protocol that was previously reported to have a negative effect on clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) in women undergoing vitro fertilization (IVF).
A small qualitative study carried out in the UK has found that women treated with acupuncture during labour reported enhanced birthing experiences.
Authors from the USA have carried out a systematic review showing that the protocols for blinding in acupuncture studies are generally effective, and that patients cannot determine if they have received verum acupuncture or a different procedure.
A review of the evidence for the use of acupuncture for cancer pain has found that it is beneficial.
Korean authors have found ‘encouraging’ evidence suggesting that acupuncture is more effective than medication in relieving acute low back pain (LBP). A total of 11 randomised-controlled trials (1139 participants) were included in...
A pilot study carried out in Italy suggests that acupuncture may reduce the pain of burning mouth syndrome (BMS). BMS, for which no medical or dental cause can be found, most commonly affects older women.
A US military research team has carried out a feasibility study to examine the use of ‘Battlefield Acupuncture’ (BFA, a type of ear acupuncture) for pain control amongst injured personnel being evacuated by air from military bases in Germany to hospital in the USA.
The evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is encouraging, conclude Korean authors.