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Patient-centred interviewing techniques don’t just put patients more at ease, they can change the brain’s stress response and increase pain tolerance, according to an American research team.

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A UK team has found that, for patients receiving acupuncture for chronic back pain, the benefit of pain reduction over the course of treatment outweighed any negative reactions to treatment that they might have experienced.

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UK investigators have conducted a study to examine the factors that influence people when choosing an acupuncturist.

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A Harvard team including acupuncture scholar and researcher Ted Kaptchuk has found that placebo pills work even when patients know what they are taking.

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Chinese internet users were astonished to find the ‘secret’ ingredient list for the famous haemostatic herbal powder Yunnan Baiyao openly displayed on the websites of Amazon.com and the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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American scientists have found a connection between a hormone produced by bone and male fertility, echoing Chinese medical theory which says that both reproduction and the bones are governed by the Kidney.

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Statistics from the American Association of Poison Control Centers show that no deaths were caused by dietary supplements in the country in 2008.

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