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Acupuncture shows potential for improving the quality of life of people with eating disorders, according to a pilot study carried out in Australia.

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Combining a weekly Tai Chi Chih (TCC) exercise class with standard depression treatment leads to greater improvement in depression symptoms for elderly adults

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Combining electro-acupuncture with behavioral therapy has a positive effect on reducing the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in pre-school children, according to a Chinese study. One hundred and eighty...

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A short course of electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve specific functions in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially language comprehension and self-care ability. Fifty-five children with ASD were randomly...

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People who are prone to anxiety are more likely to develop asthma, according to German investigators. The team used a questionnaire to evaluate tendencies to hysteria, anxiety and depression in 4010 adults without asthma. When...

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A systematic review carried out by US researchers has found that tai chi appears to be associated with improvements in many aspects of psychological health. Forty studies totaling 3817 subjects were subjected to meta-analysis. The...

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression during pregnancy, according to a new American study. A hundred and fifty pregnant women with a diagnosis of major depression were randomised to receive 12 sessions of...

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Having acupuncture before dental treatment can reduce patients’ anxiety, according to Swedish authors. Eight dentists (all members of the British Dental Acupuncture Society) submitted case reports. Twenty patients, all in their...

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The Chinese herbal formula Geng Nian Le (GNL) can relieve the symptoms of perimenopausal depression and regulate women’s hormone levels. Chinese scientists randomised 47 women to either a GNL group or a control group that received...

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A Chinese medical formula designed to regulate impulsiveness has measurable effects on brain regions involved in risk-taking decision making. The fMRI study carried out in Hong Kong examined the neural correlates of the observed...

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