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A case report from the UK demonstrates the potential benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of phantom limb pain.

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Case studies of two injured American soldiers have shown that scalp acupuncture can relieve pain and restore function and sensation in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

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Just one session of acupuncture treatment can result in improvement in pain sensitivity for patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WAD), according to a Belgian study.

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An international collaboration, involving some of the UK’s top acupuncture researchers, has provided definitive evidence that acupuncture is effective for chronic pain.

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A Turkish pilot study suggests that acupuncture may be an effective method of analgesia in newborn infants.

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Acupuncture appears to be an effective adjunct to conventional analgesia for patients recovering from haemorrhoidectomy.

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American researchers have found preliminary evidence that acupuncture may be able to help relieve non-cyclic breast pain.

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Chinese research has confirmed that the irritability of a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle can be suppressed by needling remote acupoints.

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Acupoint electrical stimulation (AES) can effectively reduce postoperative pain and analgesic usage, according to an RCT carried out in Taiwan.

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Chinese scientists have found that acupuncture can lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.

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