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An American group has found that the brain’s response to electro-acupuncture (EA) correlates with symptom reduction following EA for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with changes in connectivity in the brain’s default mode network (DMN), but acupuncture can reverse these changes as well as provide pain relief.

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Non-insertive acupuncture (NIA) could be a useful adjunctive treatment in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), according to a research team from the USA.

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Acupuncture may be effective for improving dyspeptic symptoms caused by diabetic gastroparesis (DGP), according to a meta-analysis from China.

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Acupuncture and moxibustion demonstrate better efficacy than oral sulphasalazine (OS) in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a Chinese meta-analysis has found.

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According to an overview of 24 systematic reviews and meta-analyses carried out by Chinese researchers, current evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective for treating post-stroke neurological impairment and dysfunction

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Acupuncture is promising as a treatment for pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, a UK pilot study suggests.

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A pilot study carried out in Korea had found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve post-stroke depression (PSD), and that the treatment effect varies depending on the degree of motor function impairment of the patient.

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A small Brazilian study suggests that acupuncture may be effective in treating the anxiety and depression associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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An in vitro study from Australia provides evidence that some Chinese herbal medicines traditionally used to promote longevity have neuroprotective effects. T

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