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Electroacupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) improves recovery from bowel surgery

Background: Postoperative ileus after colorectal surgery is a frequent problem that significantly delays recovery, increases perioperative costs, and negatively impacts on daily life, physical and psychosocial functioning, and wellbeing. We investigated the effect of acupuncture at different single acupoint combined with standard care on postoperative ileus. Methods: In this single-centre, three-arm, prospective, …

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Qi Gong improves quality of life in non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Background: The treatment associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients may cause adverse effects on their physical and psychological condition. The aim of this study is to detect the response to an eight-week, 16-session, 60-min presential Qigong program in anxiety, depression and vagal nerve activity alongside a control group. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical …

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Acupuncture improves sexuality in women

Introduction: Female sexual dysfunction seriously affects the quality of life of women. However, most women do not have access to effective treatment. Aim: This study aimed to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of the use of acupuncture in female sexual dysfunction treatment based on existing clear acupuncture protocol and experience-supported face-to-face therapy. …

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Acupuncture is effective for chronic tension-type headaches

Background and objectives: Whether acupuncture is effective for chronic tension-type headache is inconclusive. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture with a follow-up period of 32 weeks. Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial, and 218 participants who were diagnosed with chronic tension-type headache were recruited from June 2017 to September …

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Acupuncture improves symptoms in COVID-19 cases

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on the conventional treatment. Methods: A total of 35 patients with COVID-19 of mild or ordinary type were involved (3 cases dropped off). Acupuncture was applied on the basis of western medicine and Chinese materia medica treatment. Dazhui …

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Tai Chi Chuan benefits chronic fatigue syndrome

Numerous evidence has shown that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have changes in resting brain functional connectivity, but there is no study on the brain network effect of Tai Chi Chuan intervention in chronic fatigue syndrome. To explore the influence of Tai Chi Chuan exercise on the causal relationship between …

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Acupuncture reduces pain levels during an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Background and aims: Severe discomfort during an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is often a stressful experience for patients undergoing the procedure. An increasing number of studies have shown that acupuncture may reduce discomfort during gastrointestinal endoscopy. A systematic review in 2004 investigated the effect of acupuncture for gastrointestinal endoscopy, but these data …

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Ginseng acts as an anticoagulant

Introduction: Panax notoginseng is one of the traditional precious and bulk-traded medicinal materials in China. Its anticoagulant activity is related to its saponin composition. However, the correlation between saponins and anticoagulant activities in P. notoginseng from different origins and identification of the origins have been rarely reported. Objectives: We aimed to analyze …

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Acupuncture point selection for stroke related pneumonia

Using data mining technology, the rules of acupoint selection of acupuncture and moxibustion were explored in treatment of stroke-related pneumonia. The clinical articles of acupuncture and moxibustion in treatment of stroke-related pneumonia were retrieved from CNKI, SinoMed, Wanfang and VIP databases from their inception through to January l 2021, and …

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