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A pilot study carried out in Italy suggests that acupuncture may reduce the pain of burning mouth syndrome (BMS). BMS, for which no medical or dental cause can be found, most commonly affects older women.

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Acupuncture that elicits the sensation of deqi can improve facial muscle recovery, disability and quality of life for patients with Bell’s palsy. In a randomised controlled trial, Chinese researchers compared the efficacy of weak...

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A multi-centre trial carried out in the UK has concluded that acupuncture can provide significant symptom relief for cancer patients with radiation-induced xerostomia.

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A systematic review has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) interventions appear to have beneficial effects in patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR)

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Preliminary data from a pilot study carried out in the USA suggest that an integrated approach that combines acupuncture with Western medicine can improve symptoms and quality of life for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

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A sham-controlled feasibility trial has found that electro-acupuncture given concurrently with radiotherapy can significantly reduce xerostomia (dry mouth) symptoms and improved quality of life.

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Acupuncture given concurrently with radiotherapy can significantly reduce xerostomia (dry mouth) and improve quality of life for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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Xin Yi San (XYS, magnolia flower powder) reduces nasal symptoms in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) due to its diverse immunomodulatory effects.

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Three recent pieces of research on the benefits of acupuncture to support conventional medicine in the treatment of cancer.

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Magnolia (Xin Yi San, XYS, Flos Magnoliae), used as a single herb, is effective in the treatment of perennial allergic rhinitis. In a randomised double-blind study, Chinese researchers treated 108 patients with either XYS or a...

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