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Acupuncture has a potential role in treating the sexual side-effects of antidepressant medications, suggest researchers from Canada who carried out a pilot study.

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A small Chinese study suggests that electro-acupuncture (EA) can normalise hormone levels and induce menstruation in women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI - a syndrome characterised by amenorrhoea, sex steroid deficiency and elevated gonadotrophin levels, occurring in women under the age of 40).

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Patients with upper extremity pain and paraesththesia due to cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) can benefit from acupuncture treatment. In a pilot study carried out in Japan, 15 subjects diagnosed with CSR and upper...

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A small study from Hong Kong has found that acupuncture may improve sleep quality in elderly patients with dementia.

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Facial cosmetic acupuncture (FCA) results in improvement of objective measures of facial elasticity, a Korean pilot study suggests.

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Patients with high blood pressure who are taking anti-hypertensive medication may benefit from adjunctive acupuncture treatment, according to a small study carried out in Turkey. Investigators studied 34 patients who had been on...

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Chinese herbal medicine can alleviate disease activity in primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients.

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Acupuncture is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for patients with dysmenorrhoea, Turkish researchers report.

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A multi-treatment approach that includes acupuncture can reduce symptoms in military personnel suffering from generalised anxiety disorders (GADs), according to an American pilot programme.

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) is as effective for depression as the drug fluoxetine, according to Chinese researchers. Seventy-five patients with depressive disorder (DD) were treated with either fluoxetine or acupuncture five times...

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