Acupuncture

Acupuncture reduces the side effects of antidepressants

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Background: Some depressed patients receive acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional medications. Objective: This review aims to provide evidence on whether acupuncture can enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants for treating depression, and explore whether acupuncture can reduce the adverse reactions associated with antidepressants. Search strategy: English and Chinese databases were searched …

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Acupuncture on the head improves non-specific lower back pain

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Objective: To compare the clinical effect between head acupuncture combined with exercise therapy and conventional acupuncture for nonspecific low back pain. Methods: A total of 64 patients with nonspecific low back pain were randomized into an observation group (32 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a control group (32 cases, 2 cases …

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Acupuncture improves the receptivity of the uterus lining

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Background: Progress has been achieved by using acupuncture widely for poor endometrial receptivity. However, different acupuncture dosages may lead to controversy over efficacy. Objective: To evaluate the evidence-based conclusions of dose-related acupuncture on infertile women with poor endometrial receptivity. Method: References were retrieved from nine databases from inception to 26 February 2022. This …

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Acupuncture improves salivation and swallowing in children with cerebral palsy

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Objective: To compare the effect of combination of intradermal needling with oral motor therapy and simple oral motor therapy on salivation in children with cerebral palsy. Methods: A total of 60 children with salivation in cerebral palsy were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. …

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Acupuncture reduces IVF anxiety

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Patients undergoing IVF experience high levels of IVF-related state anxiety. Non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture may provide support, but its effect on IVF-related anxiety is unclear. This was a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effect of acupuncture on IVF-related state anxiety. The primary outcome was state anxiety after …

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Acupuncture improve gut microbiome and cognitive function

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A close relationship has recently been described between subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and gut microbiota disorders. Herein, we aim to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on gut microbiota in participants with SCD.We conducted a study of 60 participants with SCD. Sixty participants were allocated to either electroacupuncture group (n …

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Acupuncture aids chemotherapy in reducing tumor growth

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Although chemotherapy is the first-line treatment strategy for a variety of tumors, its side effects have limited its efficacy. This review summarizes the progress on the use of acupoint stimulation to combat chemotherapy-associated side effects, including chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), cognitive impairment (CICI), and gastrointestinal toxicity (GI), as well as …

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Warm type acupuncture with tuina is effective for chronic nonspecific lower back pain

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Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy and possible mechanism of warming acupuncture combined with “three steps and seven methods” of tuina and simple “three steps and seven methods” of tuina in treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain of yang deficiency and cold-dampness blockage. Methods: A total of 138 patients were randomized into an observation group (69 cases, …

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Electroacupuncture at the four gates acupoints beats western medicine for migraines

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Objective: To compare the clinical effect of electroacupuncture at four gates points and flunarizine hydrochloride capsule on migraine of liver yang hyperactivity. Methods: A total of 110 patients with migraine of liver yang hyperactivity were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture group (55 cases, 2 cases dropped off) and a western medication group (55 cases, 2 cases …

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Electroacupuncture on Zusanli (ST 36) benefits sepsis

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Purpose: Sepsis is the main cause of death in intensive care unit. Maladaptive cytokine storm and T-cell lymphopenia are critical prognosis predictors of sepsis. Electroacupuncture is expected to be an effective intervention to prevent sepsis. This study aims to determine the potential of electroacupuncture at ST36 (Zusanli) to prevent experimental septic …

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