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In this study, patients who required ambulance transport secondary to medical conditions, were randomised to receive auricular acupressure either at the ‘relaxation point’ or at a sham point. Patients treated with the true point...

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In a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial, the efficacy of i. Carbamazepine (CBZ), ii, CBZ plus the Chinese herbal medicine Free and Easy Wanderer (FEWP/Xiao Yao Wan), and iii. Placebo, was compared in the...

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A herbal supplement known as GETO, containing Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix), Yin Yang Huo (Epimedii Herba), Yuan Zhi (Polygalae Radix) and two other unnamed herbs might help prevent dementia. Seventy-five patients with mild cognitive...

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Pharmaceutical medication is largely unsuitable for depression during pregnancy and therefore any non-pharmaceutical alternative is potentially of great value. In a study carried out at Stanford University, 61 women with major...

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Previous studies have shown acupuncture at depression specific points to be superior to acupuncture at points not specific to depression (see NEWS 78 and 59). In a recent study, however, it appears that the non specific...

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In a double-blind randomised controlled trial, active laser acupuncture was found to be significantly more effective for the treatment of mild to moderate depression (at twelve weeks from trial onset) compared to sham laser...

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A pilot study has suggests that acupressure can decrease the agitated behaviour associated with dementia. Thirty-one subjects with dementia were assigned to a six-week acupressure treatment programme consisting of five minutes...

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A systematic review of the evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of anxiety disorders has shown positive findings. Authors based at London’s University of Westminster performed searches of the major biomedical...

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A pilot study has evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants diagnosed with PTSD were randomised to either an empirically developed acupuncture treatment, cognitive-behavioural...

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An Italian study has found that patients undergoing cataract removal are less anxious after receiving acupuncture. Participants underwent phacoemulsification, in which the cloudy eye lens is emulsified with an ultrasound probe,...

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