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Non-insertive acupuncture (NIA) could be a useful adjunctive treatment in newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), according to a research team from the USA.

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A pilot study carried out in the US suggests that external qigong therapy (EQT) could be useful in reducing cocaine cravings for patients in early recovery.

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An American study has found that adding breathing-based integrative meditation and ear acupressure (IMEA) to outpatient treatment of cocaine addiction decreases drug cravings and leads to higher abstinence rates.

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A systematic review and meta-analysis from Taiwan has found that acupuncture has a beneficial effect in helping people quit smoking.

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A small pilot study from the USA suggests that qigong meditation can contribute positively to addiction treatment outcomes, with results at least as good as those of an established stress management program. 248 participants...

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Korean researchers have found that acupuncture treatment can reduce the amount of attention that smokers pay to smoking-related visual cues, and that this is associated with improvement in cigarette withdrawal symptoms. Previous...

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Korean researchers have reviewed the data regarding possible mechanisms of action of acupuncture in the treatment of drug addiction. They suggest that acupuncture's role in suppressing the reinforcing effects of abused drugs takes...

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A study carried out in the State University Hospital for Neurology and Psychiatry in Sofia, Bulgaria, compared the use of body acupuncture [Hegu L.I.-4, Quchi L.I.-11, Neiguan P-6, Waiguan SJ-5, Wangu SI-4, Shuaigu GB-8, Yangbai...

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The starchy root tuber Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae)  was noted as combating drunkeness in a 7th century CE Chinese pharmacopoeia. It is much used in China and Hong Kong by traditional herbalists where it has been found to be effective...

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A study carried out at the University of Oslo compared the use of acupuncture at a) points with a reputed anti-smoking effect (test group), and b) points with no such reputation (control group). Treatment combined body...

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