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Acupuncture can relieve PTSD

Importance: Current interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are efficacious, yet effectiveness may be limited by adverse effects and high withdrawal rates. Acupuncture is an emerging intervention with positive preliminary data for PTSD. Objective: To compare verum acupuncture with sham acupuncture (minimal needling) on clinical and physiological outcomes. Design, setting, and participants: This …

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Acupuncture can relieve acute renal colic

Background: The integration of acupuncture with intramuscular injection of diclofenac sodium can expedite the onset of analgesia in treating acute renal colic caused by urolithiasis. However, it remains unclear whether acupuncture can accelerate pain relief constantly until complete remission. This study aimed to explore the extent to which acupuncture can expedite …

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Electroacupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) helps with severe acute pancreatitis

Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) onset and development are closely associated with intestinal barrier injury. Evidence from clinical practice and research has shown that electroacupuncture (EA) at the Zusanli (ST36) acupoint can improve intestinal barrier function and abdominal symptoms in patients with severe acute pancreatitis; however, the specific mechanisms of action …

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Tai Chi is effective for anxiety and depression

Background: Limited research directly compares the clinical effects of different types of mind-body exercises on anxiety and depression in older adults. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that meet the inclusion criteria to explore the intervention effects of five different types of mind-body exercises …

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Acupuncture helps gastric and colorectal cancers

Background: Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a prevalent postoperative complication in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Acupuncture holds promise as a great potential therapeutic intervention. The efficacy of acupuncture therapy for postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction has been assessed in some studies, however, the variability in results and study quality influences …

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Electroacupuncture helps inflammatory bowel disease

Background: Electroacupuncture (EA) is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nevertheless, the precise mechanisms by which this approach safeguards against obesity-induced intestinal barrier damage has not been fully understood. Objective: This study aimed to assess whether electroacupuncture could ameliorate intestinal barrier damage that had been reversed in a mouse model of …

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Tai Chi helps those with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Objective: To systematically summarize current evidence and determine the clinical effectiveness and safety of Tai Chi for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in adults by conducting an overview of systematic reviews (SRs). Methods: A systematic search encompassing five electronic databases was conducted until July 30, 2023, to identify relevant systematic reviews (SRs) …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion reduce morning sickness

Background: Nausea and vomiting, which cause considerable multifaceted effects, are commonly experience in early pregnancy. Various therapeutic strategies are employed, including both conventional agents and complementary medicine. However, the effectiveness of complementary medicine remains controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis is to evaluate efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in …

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Electroacupuncture improves cognitive function in Alzheimer’s

Background: Metabolic defects play a crucial role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) development. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been identified as a novel potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease due to its unique role in energy metabolism. Electroacupuncture (EA) shows promise in improving cognitive ability and brain glucose metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease, …

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Tai Chi improves sleep and reduces anxiety and stress

Background: According to statistics, about one-fifth of the world’s elderly people suffer from sleep disorders, and the problem of sleep disorders in the elderly is extremely serious, and this problem is one of the important causes of chronic diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart disease in the …

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