Acupuncture

Acupuncture reduces pain caused by breast cancer drug aromatase inhibitors

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Although acupuncture has been used in clinical practice for thousands of years, it remains a controversial treatment option to help alleviate pain in cancer patients. In this study, we analyzed published material on randomized trials of acupuncture from MEDLINE published up until July 31, 2018, to assess its effects on …

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Electroacupuncture reduces itching

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Chronic itch severely reduces the quality of life of patients. Electroacupuncture is widely used to treat chronic itch. However, the underlying mechanism of this therapeutic action of electroacupuncture is largely unknown. Cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) mediate the analgesic effect of EA. Using a dry skin-induced …

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Electroacupuncture combined with the Chinese herbal formula Qian Zheng San improves facial paralysis

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This study retrospectively explored the effectiveness of electroacupuncture combined with Qian Zheng San for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. This retrospective study included patients with peripheral facial paralysis admitted to a single hospital between July 2018 and June 2020. Ninety patients were included and divided into treatment (n = …

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Acupuncture improves metformin and pregnancy rates in PCOS women

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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the comparison between acupuncture combined with metformin versus metformin alone in improving the pregnancy rate of people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Methods: A literature search of eight databases resulted in nine randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the effect of acupuncture combined …

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Electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture improves language rehabilitation

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Objectives: To explore the clinical effect of electroacupuncture and scalp acupuncture combined with language rehabilitation training on cognitive and speech functions of patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury. Methods: Seventy patients with aphasia after craniocerebral injury from January 2020 and January 2021 were retrospectively collected after filtering. Among them, 35 patients received …

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Acupuncture reduces tinnitus

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Objective: To systematically evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture associated with physical and mental intervention when treating idiopathic tinnitus and the improvement of tinnitus symptoms, so as to supply evidence-based medicine for its popularization and adoption. Methods: PubMed, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Library, China knowledge Network Database (CNKI), China VIP Database, Wanfang Database, and …

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Electroacupuncture at Tianshu (ST 25) and Zusanli (ST 36) relieves IBS

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Objective: To investigate whether electroacupuncture at bilateral Tianshu (ST 25) and Zusanli (ST 36) acupoints could alleviate stress-induced irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and evaluate its effect on gut microbiota and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Methods: Thirty C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into the normal, water avoidance stress (WAS), and WAS+EA groups (10 mice …

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Acupuncture improves urination in men with enlarged prostate

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Background: Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a disease that affects the quality of life by causing lower urinary tract symptoms in men. Electroacupuncture and moxibustion therapy have been suggested as an adjunct therapy for improving lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, but clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of …

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Acupuncture aids in the recovery from cancer

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Background: Acupuncture is commonly used for cancer-related conditions worldwide, and evidence is increasing year on year. There is a need to summarize the evidence of acupuncture for cancer-related conditions comprehensively and critically. Objective: To evaluate and summarize the systematic reviews (SRs) that assess the effects and safety of acupuncture for cancer-related conditions, …

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Acupuncture stimulation at Yingxiang (LI 20) revives sense of smell in COVID-19 patients

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Olfactory dysfunction in the post COVID-19 condition reported worldwide are refractory for some patients. For this reason, appropriate treatment is desired. In this article, we describe two cases of olfactory dysfunction in the post COVID-19 condition that was improved by traditional acupuncture treatment. By stimulating the acupuncture point Yingxiang point …

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