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Current evidence supports the use of acupuncture to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a systematic review of studies of complementary and alternative medicine treatments.

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Results from a Korean systematic review and meta-analysis support the effectiveness of acupuncture and herbal medicine as a treatment for premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Eight acupuncture studies and 11...

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Auricular acupuncture is an effective intervention for the relief of stress/anxiety amongst healthcare workers and supports their capacity for caring, suggests an American study.

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A pragmatic randomised controlled trial from the UK has found that acupuncture combined with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) provides significant benefits for patients with depression.

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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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Tai Chi can enhance cognitive function in older adults, particularly in the realm of executive functioning and in individuals without significant impairment, concludes a systematic review from the USA.

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A pilot study carried out in Korea had found that electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve post-stroke depression (PSD), and that the treatment effect varies depending on the degree of motor function impairment of the patient.

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A small Brazilian study suggests that acupuncture may be effective in treating the anxiety and depression associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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Acupuncture can improve memory and reduce anxiety, according to a study from China. Ninety undergraduate university students were assessed for state and trait anxiety before either receiving acupuncture or lying on a treatment...

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Adding either acupuncture or counselling to usual care can hasten improvement in patients with persistent depression according to a large UK-based study.

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