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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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An Austrian research group has shown that auricular acupuncture can be used to effectively reduce anxiety in patients awaiting dental treatment.

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Fatty foods can make people less vulnerable to sadness, even if they are unaware of the fat content in the food they are eating.

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Treatment with the Chinese herbal formula Fuzhisan (FZS) may have a positive effect on cognition, behavioral functions, and cerebral glucose metabolism in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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An American study suggests that acupuncture may be an effective adjunct to medication in patients with depression who do not respond to anti-depressant medication.

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