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A pilot study carried out in the USA has found acupuncture monotherapy to be safe, well-tolerated and effective, in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Thirty outpatients with MDD received eight weeks of standardised...

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A meta-analysis suggests that tai chi can help reduce symptoms of depression in older adults. Authors from the USA and China analysed four trials with a total of 253 participants. Compared with waiting list control groups, tai chi...

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A qualitative study has explored the experiences of women receiving acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Acupuncture can reduce anxiety symptoms in women undergoing IVF, according to a team of Brazilian researchers.

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A novel acupuncture treatment strategy called dense cranial electro-acupuncture stimulation (DCEAS) has been shown to enhance anti-depressant efficacy in the early phase of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD).

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A US team has found that the use of tai chi alongside drug therapy may provide additional improvements in clinical outcomes in the treatment of geriatric depression.

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A programme of qigong massage for young autistic children can provide an effective early intervention for autism that is suitable for delivery at home.

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Two systematic reviews have examined the use of acupuncture for autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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Self-administered acupuncture can reduce the frequency of self-injury and reduce emotional distress for patients who regularly engage in deliberate self-harm (DSH).

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Chinese doctors have published a study describing the successful use of a modified form of Xiao Yao San (Free and Easy Wanderer) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in survivors of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

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