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Acupuncture cuts tension headache rates by almost half
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache, cutting rates for sufferers by almost half, shows a study on (2005-07-28)

Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee
Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is more effective than drug treatment alone, find researchers from Spain in this week's BMJ. (2004-11-18)

Acupuncture is a safe treatment in skilled hands
Acupuncture is a relatively safe form of treatment in the hands of a competent practitioner, conclude two reports in this week's BMJ. Being the first studies in the United Kingdom to systematically examine both the rate and nature of adverse effects of acupuncture, they provide important evidence on public health and safety of acupuncture. (2001-08-30)

Acupuncture stops headaches, but 'faked' treatments work almost as well
Headache sufferers can benefit from acupuncture, even though how and where acupuncture needles are inserted may not be important. Two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane Researchers show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for prevention of headaches and migraines. But the results also suggest that faked procedures, in which needles are incorrectly inserted, can be just as effective. (2009-01-20)

Pain relieving effects of acupuncture are limited
The pain relieving effects of acupuncture compared with placebo are small and seem to lack clinical relevance, according to a study published on bmj.com today. (2009-01-27)

Acupuncture calms highly anxious dental patients
Acupuncture can calm highly anxious dental patients and ensure that they can be given the treatment they need, suggests a small study published in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2010-03-29)

Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain
A new research study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that in patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture did not provide any benefit. (2014-10-01)

Acupuncture or counselling plus usual care 'may improve' depression symptoms
Acupuncture or counselling plus usual care 'may improve' depression symptoms. (2013-09-24)

Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug when receiving acupuncture
A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (2013-12-23)

Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug
A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (2013-12-23)

Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy
Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and are effective complements to standard treatment, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-03-17)

Acupuncture is as effective as standard drug treatments for migraine
Treatment outcomes for migraine do not differ between patients treated with sham acupuncture, traditional Chinese acupuncture, or standard therapy, according to an article published online today (Thursday March 2, 2006) by The Lancet Neurology. (2006-03-01)

Acupuncture treatment no more effective than sham treatment in reducing migraine headaches
Migraine patients who received true acupuncture had no decrease in headaches as compared with those who received sham acupuncture treatment, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. (2005-05-03)

Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. (2018-05-01)

Study finds acupuncture shows promise for treating cocaine addiction
A research team at Yale University School of Medicine fund that cocaine dependent patients who received a course of auricular acupuncture (acupuncture needles inserted into four specific points in the outer ear) were more likely to be free of cocaine during treatment than those not receiving acupuncture. (2000-08-12)

Study finds acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain
Among patients older than 50 years with moderate to severe chronic knee pain, neither laser nor needle acupuncture provided greater benefit on pain or function compared to sham laser acupuncture, according to a study in the Oct. 1 issue of JAMA. (2014-09-30)

Acupuncture may help to improve dementia precursor -- impaired memory
Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available published evidence in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2016-08-04)

Acupuncture offers short-term benefit for arthritis
Results of a randomised trial in this week's issue of The Lancetsuggest that acupuncture could reduce pain and improve joint functioning in the short-term for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. (2005-07-07)

New relief for morning sickness
Research from the Women's and Children's Hospital and Adelaide University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has now shown that acupuncture is an extremely effective treatment for morning sickness in early pregnancy. (2002-02-27)

Can acupuncture reduce treatment-related pain for women with early-stage breast cancer?
Treatment for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors often results in joint pain, which can contribute to treatment nonadherence. Several small studies have suggested that acupuncture may decrease aromatase inhibitor-related joint pain. (2018-07-10)

Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches
Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches compared to both sham (placebo) acupuncture and usual care, finds a new trial from China published by The BMJ today. (2020-03-25)

Acupuncture does not reduce radiotherapy-induced nausea, but patients believe it does
Despite widespread belief among cancer patients and health care professionals that acupuncture helps relieve nausea caused by cancer treatment, new research in radiotherapy has found it does not. (2007-09-26)

Acupuncture curbs severity of menopausal hot flushes
Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published today in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2011-03-07)

Intense acupuncture can improve muscle recovery in patients with Bell palsy
Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ. (2013-02-25)

York study maps the effects of acupuncture on the brain
New research from the University of York and the Hull York Medical School about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could lead to a wider acceptability of the treatment. (2010-02-04)

Acupuncture may bring relief for a common condition in women
Polycystic ovary syndrome, a common condition among women, can be relieved by the use of acupuncture and exercise. This has been shown by a recent study at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2009-08-20)

Quality of acupuncture needles is less than perfect and must improve
The quality of acupuncture needles is high, but should still be universally improved to avoid potential problems, such as pain and skin reactions, finds research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2014-02-12)

UT Southwestern researcher investigates acupuncture for treatment of patients with bipolar disorder
Dr. Tricia Suppes has long been concerned about the 1.9 million Americans with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. That's why she's investigating a new use for an old therapy: acupuncture. (2001-12-17)

Acupuncture used in clinical settings reduced symptoms of menopause
Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (2016-05-24)

HKBU's clinical trial acupuncture proves effectiveness for weight control
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control. After an eight-week treatment, the participants' average body weight decreased by 2.47 kg, with a weight loss of 7.2 kg for the most successful participant, whose body mass index dropped by 3.2 kg/m2. The trial was initial testimony to the effectiveness of acupuncture for controlling the weight of adults. (2017-07-03)

Filiform needle acupuncture versus antidepressant drugs for poststroke depression
Whether acupuncture or antidepressant drugs exhibit better therapeutic effects on poststroke depression remains disputed. (2014-07-08)

Acupuncture not effective in stroke recovery
Acupuncture does not appear to aid in stroke recovery, according to a new study published in CMAJ. (2010-09-27)

Placebo acupuncture is associated with a higher pregnancy rate after IVF than real acupuncture
A study comparing the effects of real and placebo acupuncture on pregnancy rates during assisted reproduction has found that, surprisingly, placebo acupuncture was associated with a significantly higher overall pregnancy rate than real acupuncture. The study is published in Human Reproduction journal on Thursday, Nov. 13. (2008-11-12)

Women with PCOS benefit from acupuncture and exercise
Acupuncture and physical exercise improve hormone levels and menstrual bleeding pattern in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-02-07)

Acupuncture more effective than massage for chronic neck pain
Acupuncture is an effective short term treatment for patients with chronic neck pain, but there is only limited evidence for its long term effects after five treatments, concludes research in this week's BMJ. (2001-06-28)

Acupuncture at Waiguan improves activation of functional brain areas of stroke patients
Both acupuncture at Waiguan and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke. (2014-04-22)

Acupuncture at Waiguan improves activation of functional brain areas of stroke patients
Both acupuncture at Waiguan and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke, but there are some difference in Brodmann areas 4, 6, 8, Brodmann areas 7, 39, 40, Brodmann areas 18, 19, 22 and Brodmann areas 13, 24, 32, 28. Most studies addressing the specificity of meridians and acupuncture points have focused mainly on the different neural effects of acupuncture at different points in healthy individuals. (2014-08-04)

Use of acupuncture in the US military highlighted in special issue of Medical Acupuncture
The current issue of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., explores how the US military is incorporating medical acupuncture to assist in the medical care of military personnel serving in the war zones and the efforts underway to explore military applications of acupuncture. (2012-01-04)

Trial reveals evidence of long-term benefits for people with chronic neck pain
A large scale investigation by researchers at the University of York found that the use of Alexander Technique or acupuncture can significantly relieve chronic neck pain. (2015-11-02)

Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture
Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children's Hospital is part of a study to analyze and document how acupuncture might help in reducing pain in children and increase quality of life. (2010-02-09)

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