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Practising tai chi twice a week can help Parkinson's patients improve their balance and walking ability, according to an American study.

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In a four-year study of 195 subjects with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease, tai chi has been found to improve postural stability and walking ability and to reduce the risk of falling.

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A pilot study carried out in Hong Kong has found that a formula containing the Chinese herb Gou Teng (Uncaria rhynchophylla) can help patients with Parkinson’s disease carry out their daily living activities.

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Mindfulness meditation may help people who have multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce the fatigue, anxiety and depression that often accompany the disease.

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US researchers have shown that acupressure treatment of subjects with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulted in improvements to their cognitive function.

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A Korean pilot study has provided evidence that acupuncture may be useful for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The study compared 42 cases treated with acupuncture with 21 cases exposed to sham acupuncture and...

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American researchers have found that long-term tai chi exercise improves physical performance among people with peripheral neuropathy. Twenty-five patients completed 24 consecutive weeks of modified, group-based TC. After six...

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More evidence for the neural specificity of particular acupuncture points comes from a Chinese study that used fMRI to investigate the effects of acupuncture at Neiguan P-6. fMRI was performed on the brains of 36 healthy subjects...

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This randomised study assessed parents’ perceptions of the benefits of 6 months of acupuncture or osteopathy treatment of 50 children with spastic cerebral palsy. 96% of parents reported improvements, the most frequent of which...

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Twenty Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients (mean age 68 years; disease duration 8.5 years) each received acupuncture treatments by a licensed acupuncturist. All patients were treated with two acupuncture treatment sessions per week....

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