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Salvianolic acid B (Sal B), a major active component of Dan Shen (Salviae miltiorrhizae Radix) may exert a neuroprotective effect by activating anti-inflammatory pathways in microglia (the resident macrophages of the brain and...

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Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain following spinal cord injury (SCI) according to research carried out at the Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School. Twenty-two patients with SCI who suffered moderate...

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In a Taiwanese trial, 100 acute traumatic spinal cord injury patients were randomly assigned to acupuncture plus rehabilitation therapy, or control (rehabilitation only) groups. The acupuncture group received stimulation to Houxi...

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A recent clinical trial of acupuncture therapy for spinal cord injury has shown promising results. 100 patients with acute spinal cord injury were randomly divided into two groups. The control group was treated with standard...

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A paper by American researchers has reviewed the allopathic and Chinese literature discussing the use of acupuncture in the treatment of acute and chronic spinal cord injuries (SCI). They present the neurophysiologic mechanisms...

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One group of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and neurogenic bladder received electro-acupuncture at points Zhongji REN-3, Guanyuan REN-4 and Ciliao BL-32 in addition to conventional intermittent catheterisation program...

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A study carried out at the Department of Physiology at Meiji University of Oriental Medicine in Japan has confirmed the value of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. Eight...

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A study carried out at the Department of Urology of Kyoto University, Japan, has demonstrated the effiacy of acupuncture in treating urinary incontinence in patients with spinal cord injuries. 13 patients suffering incontinence...

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