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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

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Acupuncture can improve cancer-related pain and other symptoms ...

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Acupuncture has a comparable effect to physical therapy (PT) on pain and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome ...

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A pilot study carried out in Korea suggests that moxibustion can lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension ...

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A Chinese pilot study suggests that Chinese herbal medicine can reduce dermatological side effects due to treatment with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors for lung cancer ...

 

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Chinese herbal medicine can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a large study carried out in Taiwan ...

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Scalp acupuncture in combination with cognitive training can improve cognitive function in patients with cerebral injury better than cognitive rehabilitation alone ...

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Electro-acupuncture can improve cerebral vasospasm and patient outcomes after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage ...

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Acupuncture and moxibustion can help improve myopia in children, suggests a pilot study from China ...

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Auricular acupressure appears to improve the efficacy of treatment for nail biting in children by reducing th...eir anxiety. 

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Acupressure applied to Neiguan P-6 via a wristband is effective at preventing nausea and vomiting, and provides a viable alternative to drugs after gynaecological surgery ...

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A small study carried out in Korea provides preliminary data on the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of atopic dermatitis  ...

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Acupuncture is effective for reducing pain and disability in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, conclude a team of European investigators ...

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Auricular acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for pain management during first trimester abortion ...

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Three new studies demonstrate how effective battlefield acupuncture is for acute and chronic pain ...

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Children receiving acupuncture plus antiemetic therapy have less risk of developing postoperative nausea and vomiting following tonsillectomy, according to a US study ...

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Acupuncture reduces the time to discharge following anaesthesia and gynaecological laparoscopy, reports a research team based in Switzerland and Germany ...

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A large randomised trial carried out in China has shown that electro-acupuncture (EA) is as effective as usual medical care for the treatment of women with urinary incontinence ...

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Acupuncture has similar effects to drug therapy for acne, according to a Chinese systematic review ...

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Acupuncture can assist recovery following surgery for colorectal cancer ...

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Acupuncture appears to reduce the mechanosensitivity of peripheral nerves, Portuguese scientists report ...

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Local needling is crucial for the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy, conclude American authors ...

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Acupuncture ranks as one of the best non-pharmacological treatments for functional chronic constipation, according to a network meta-analysis carried out by Chinese authors ...

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Acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy ...

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Scalp acupuncture may be an effective treatment for alleviating the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), conclude investigators from Hong Kong ...

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A Cochrane Database systematic review has concluded that acupuncture and acupressure may improve both physical and psychological symptoms of PMS ...

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Acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

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Chinese investigators have concluded that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for obesity, based on a systematic review of 21 studies with 1389 participants ...

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Korean authors report that acupuncture can effectively reduce menstrual pain ...

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Moxibustion may be an effective treatment for overactive bladder, according to Korean researchers ...

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Acupuncture can improve the effect of drug treatment for chronic headache, according to research carried out in Brazil ...

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The Italian authors of a Cochrane Database systematic review have found that acupuncture is the most effective non-pharmacological treatment for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome ...

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A Korean pilot study suggests that acupuncture results in clinically meaningful improvements for patients with functional constipation ...

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Electro-acupuncture enhances the muscle-building effects of oral essential amino acids in older males ...

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Acupuncture shows preliminary evidence of effectiveness in reducing the incidence of progression to high grade chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, in women undergoing breast cancer treatment ...

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Acupuncture can improve tremor in Parkinson's disease patients by affecting the brain’s cerebrocerebellar pathways ...

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Real acupuncture produces specific changes to brain activity compared with sham acupuncture in patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment  ...

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Acupuncture offers significant analgesic effects for pregnant women with low back pain, according to Brazilian researchers ...

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Chinese researchers have found that electro-acupuncture can be used to assist medical pregnancy termination ...

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Blood flow to the eyes can be improved by acupuncture in patients with open-angle glaucoma  ...

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Both electro-acupuncture and moxibustion can significantly improve symptoms in constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients ...

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Acupuncture shows long-lasting, clinically significant benefits compared with sham in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome ...

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Electro-acupuncture helps to improve psychiatric symptoms in methamphetamine  addicts during abstinence, and to support their rehabilitation ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) is effective in alleviating postoperative pain in patients who have undergone haemorrhoid removal surgery ...

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A research team from China has found that auricular acupressure can improve the efficacy of habit reversal treatment for nail biting, possibly by reducing anxiety ...

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Acupuncture and hypnotherapy have an equivalent effect to analgesics for migraine treatment, according to a study carried out in Turkey ...

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Use of massage and acupuncture during haemodialysis may improve health-related quality of life among end stage renal disease patients ...

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Brazilian researchers have found that laser acupuncture can reduce blood pressure in patients with essential systemic arterial hypertension ...

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Electro-acupuncture should be recommended as a non-pharmacological treatment for pain reduction in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, according to the authors of a study carried out in Korea ...

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A combination of acupuncture and auricular acupressure has a better therapeutic effect on chloasma than treatment with vitamins C and E. ...

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Acupuncture provides additional benefit in dry eye treatment compared with artificial tears, and is associated with evidence of reduced inflammation ...

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Moxa treatment improves the effect of standard drug therapy for patients with tuberculosis ...

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Postmenopausal women with breast cancer who experience arthralgia due to aromatase inhibitor drugs may benefit from acupuncture ...

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Chinese researchers have found that eight weeks of electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment does not seem to relieve menopause symptoms, even though it appears to improve women’s quality of life ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment is more effective than drug treatment in relieving depression and improving quality of life in perimenopause ...

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Indian researchers report that acupressure can be successfully used to reduce dental anxiety in children ...

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Acupuncture applied at term may be effective in reducing the rate of labour induction performed for post-dates pregnancy ...

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A large trial carried out in New Zealand does not support the use of acupuncture to improve birth outcomes among women undergoing IVF ...

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Community-style acupuncture can reduce the negative impact of common fibromyalgia symptoms, American authors report ...

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Acupressure can increase the aerobic performance of young healthy males by more than 10%, according to research from Turkey ...

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A pilot study carried out in Canada suggests that acupuncture may be useful in the treatment of paediatric anxiety ...

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Pregnant women experience positive subjective effects from prenatal acupuncture, despite a lack of objective influence on labour duration and pain ...

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Breast cancer survivors have similar rates of preference for acupuncture versus medication for pain management ...

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Single-point acupuncture can lead to significant short-term improvements in urinary incontinence ...

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Acupuncture at Zhiyin BL-67 may alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression ...

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Acupuncture and acupressure could be a safe alternative intervention for preventing menstrual migraine ...

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Scalp acupuncture can improve walking in stroke patients, according to a clinical study from China ...

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Clinicians based in Singapore have found that both real and sham acupuncture are equally effective in improving fatigue in patients with Parkinson's disease ...

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Cancer pain can be alleviated with electro-acupuncture, although the onset of pain relief is slow compared to drug therapy ...

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Scalp electro-acupuncture can be successfully used to reduce pain severity and disability in headache patients ...

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A Chinese research team has found that acupuncture at the sphenopalatine acupoint is effective for the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis ...

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Acupuncture does not significantly improve upon conventional treatment for breast cancer survivors with persistent breast cancer-related lymphoedema ...

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Electro-acupuncture (EA) can attenuate the inflammatory response in patients with bowel obstruction due to sepsis ...

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Acupuncture could be an alternative to catheterisation for the treatment of postpartum urinary retention, according to an Israeli research team ...

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Indian clinicians have found acupuncture to be effective for the management of dysmenorrhoea ...

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Acupuncture is significantly more effective than physical exercise or medication for improving physical function in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis ...

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Acupuncture provides clinically meaningful symptom reduction for pregnant women suffering from low back and pelvic pain ...

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An umbrella systematic review (a ‘review of reviews’), which assessed the effectiveness of acupuncture for menopause symptoms, has concluded that current evidence from RCTs supports its use ...

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A network meta-analysis performed by Chinese authors has shown that acupuncture improves the symptoms of chronic constipation more effectively than drugs ...

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A systematic review from China indicates that acupuncture could be an effective therapy for treating osteoporosis ...

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A Cochrane database systematic review assessing acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation has concluded that its effects in reducing death or improving neurological and movement scores, as reported in trials comparing acupuncture with any control, were not seen in trials comparing acupuncture with sham acupuncture ...

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A systematic review of non-pharmacological interventions for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome suggests that acupuncture can be effective ...

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A Cochrane database systematic review has concluded that acupuncture may result in a moderate reduction in the severity of depression when compared with treatment as usual or no treatment ...

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Acupuncture could be an effective and safe treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder ...

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A systematic review carried out in Portugal concludes that there is good scientific evidence encouraging the use of acupuncture therapy to treat anxiety disorders ...

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Acupuncture can help in the treatment overactive bladder (OAB) conclude the authors of a systematic review from China ...

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Acupuncture can reduce the duration of postoperative ileus (POI) and enhance bowel function in cancer patients after surgery. ...

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Acupuncture compares favourably to bed rest for the relief of postpartum sciatica, conclude the authors of a study carried out in China ...

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Acupressure at Sanyinjiao SP-6 is an effective method to decrease maternal anxiety and analgesic consumption during labour ...

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Acupuncture is associated with a much faster and deeper analgesic effect and better tolerance in comparison with morphine for patients suffering from acute renal colic ...

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Combining acupuncture with physical therapy can improve pain and rehabilitation significantly for patients with post-stroke shoulder-hand syndrome 

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Chinese researchers have found that acupuncture can improve symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia ...

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Acupuncture is as effective as drug therapy for the treatment of chronic functional constipation (CFC), according to a large Chinese study 

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Iranian investigators have found that acupuncture can reduce the severity of tinnitus ...

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Seasonal allergic rhinitis patients who have acupuncture treatment can significantly reduce their antihistamine use while improving their symptoms, according to a German trial ...

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The Chinese herbal formula Wen Dan Tang may be helpful for people with schizophrenia, according to a Cochrane Database systematic review by Chinese authors ...

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The Chinese herbal medicine Yu Ping Feng San may be beneficial for allergic rhinitis ...

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Adding Fu Zheng Qu Zhuo oral liquidcto standard therapies can help prevent the progression of chronic kidney disease ...

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A large cohort study from Taiwan suggests that having acupuncture lowers the risk of depression following stroke ...

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Low level evidence from RCTs currently supports acupuncture as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, conclude Chinese systematic review authors ...

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Acupuncture reduces pain and serum markers associated with endometriosis, according the authors of a systematic review carried out in China ...

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