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Acupuncture analgesia is a useful method of pain control in patients with acute dental pain, a Brazilian study has found. A sample of 120 patients waiting for emergency dental care underwent one session of acupuncture, using the...

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Acupuncture has been found to outperform counselling and usual care for patients suffering from depression complicated by pain.

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Acupuncture is the most effective CAM for treating musculoskeletal conditions and one of only a few therapies that is supported by current medical evidence, according to a report commissioned by the charity Arthritis Research UK....

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A secondary analysis of data from the Acupuncture Trialists' Collaboration has shown that acupuncture is significantly superior to control, irrespective of the type of control used.

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A study into the analgesic properties of various Chinese herbs has found that a compound of Yan Hu Suo (Rhizoma Corydalis) is able to effectively treat various kinds of pain, including inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

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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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According to American researchers, weekly acupuncture is associated with improvements in pain and quality of life when used as an adjunct to usual treatment for chronic pain in urban health centres.

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has summarised the current evidence for the use of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

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A review of the evidence for the use of acupuncture for cancer pain has found that it is beneficial.

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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.

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