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An observational study carried out by a research team from the UK suggests that the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) five-point ear acupuncture protocol may offer a simple non-pharmacological method for managing breast-cancer treatment–related hot flushes and night sweats (HF&NS).
Acupuncture shows promise in reducing some of the problems associated with female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
Acupuncture may help reduce arm circumference in women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL), according to an American pilot study.
A course of acupuncture treatments can increase ovulation frequency in women with PCOS, according to a Swedish study.
A Chinese study has used ultrasound scanning to show that acupuncture at Jianjing GB-21 can regulate the volume of the gall bladder in cholecystitis patients and improve their symptoms.
A Turkish research team has found that a single session of acupuncture at Yintang (M-HN-3) can reduce preoperative anxiety in adult surgical patients.
The results of a study from Thailand have shown that acupuncture combined with medication can significantly reduce peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.
Auricular acupressure plus exercise is better than exercise alone for body weight (BW) reduction, according to a collaborative study by Chinese and Austrian authors.
Chinese researchers have found that acupuncture can significantly improve pain and activity levels in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy, compared with exercise therapy.
A study from China has found that acupuncture compares favourably with anticonvulsant drug therapy for the treatment of blepharospasm.