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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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Chinese scientists report that long-term tai chi practice can induce regional structural changes in practitioners’ brains. Using high-resolution MRI scanning of 22 tai chi practitioners and 18 matched controls, they examined the...

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Acupuncture has a potential role in treating the sexual side-effects of antidepressant medications, suggest researchers from Canada who carried out a pilot study.

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A small study from Hong Kong has found that acupuncture may improve sleep quality in elderly patients with dementia.

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) is as effective for depression as the drug fluoxetine, according to Chinese researchers. Seventy-five patients with depressive disorder (DD) were treated with either fluoxetine or acupuncture five times...

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A US team reports that practising a combination of tai chi and yoga can reduce prenatal depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances in pregnant women.

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Researchers from the US have found that qigong practice can reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. Ninety-six women with breast cancer were randomised to a qigong...

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