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UK researchers have found acupuncture to have significant and sustained benefit for patients who frequently attend GP surgeries with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS).

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Acupuncture shows potential for improving the quality of life of people with eating disorders, according to a pilot study carried out in Australia.

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Auricular electroacupuncture (EA) can reduce the frequency and severity of Raynaud’s attacks, according to a team of researchers from Austria.

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UK researchers have found acupuncture to have significant and sustained benefit for patients who frequently attend GP surgeries with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS).

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Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomi Cortex [Rou Gui]) has a potential role in the prevention of many diseases, according to a review by American authors.

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Acupuncture can significantly reduce burning mouth syndrome, a chronic pathology of unknown aetiopathogenesis, probably due to its influence on oral microcirculation. In an observational study carried out by Italian investigators,...

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A single acupuncture treatment can increase isometric quadriceps strength, according to German authors. Thirty-three recreational athletes were randomised to receive acupuncture, sham acupuncture (needling at non-acupuncture...

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A systematic review by Chinese authors has concluded that traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) seem to be effective for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Their meta-analysis showed that TCMs had a greater beneficial effect than...

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Acupuncture for spinal cord injuries (SCI) can mobilise human stem cells, according to German research. Fourteen healthy volunteers were needled at acupuncture points used in the treatment of SCI, while control individuals...

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In a study carried out by the US airforce, electrical stimulation of auricular acupuncture points using a Pointer Plus device was effective in treating jet lag. 5 USAF aircrew members suffering from circadian desynchronosis (jet...

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