Tag Archives: Anxiety

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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Auricular acupuncture reduces cesarean section anxiety

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Introduction: Preoperative anxiety before cesarean section is a major issue. Nonpharmacologic anxiety control is believed to be more suitable in pregnant women. Auricular acupuncture (AA) is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, and validated intervention to reduce anxiety in different surgical settings. We evaluated the effect of AA on preoperative cesarean section anxiety.  Methods: In …

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The Chinese herb Chai Hu is effective for anxiety

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Bupleurum chinense DC. (Chaihu) is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used in the treatment of anxiety. But the anxiolytic mechanisms of bupleurum are still unclear. Therefore, this unknown is predicted by network pharmacology study with molecular docking in the present study. The components of bupleurum were obtained from the databases. …

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Acupuncture beats midazolam at reducing pre-operative anxiety

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Objective: Acupuncture, both auricular and somatic, is a widely adopted and well-tolerated treatment for preoperative anxiety. The aim of our study was to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture with pharmacological treatment in reducing preoperative anxiety in patients undergoing cholecystectomy or TEP. Materials and methods: We randomized 120 patients in a control group …

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety

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Background: The estimated number of people living with anxiety disorders worldwide is around 264 million and is estimated to have worsened with the recent pandemic of COVID-19. Acupuncture has shown to have excellent therapeutic effects in reducing anxiety. Design: Double-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial with 56 participants (21-82 years) with anxiety diagnosed …

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Acupuncture beats pharmacotherapy for anxiety and depression

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Background: Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders also often have emotional symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. The main drugs used for the treatment of functional gastrointestinal disordersmainly target single gastrointestinal symptoms and are not effective in regulating emotional symptoms. Evidence has shown that acupuncture can relieve gastrointestinal symptoms in functional gastrointestinal …

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Auricular acupuncture combined with lavender oil reduces preoperative anxiety

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Introduction: Auricular acupuncture at the “relaxation point” and lavender oil aromatherapy can reduce preoperative anxiety associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Data on the effect of combined auricular acupuncture and lavender oil aromatherapy in patients undergoing cardiovascular interventions with the use of local anesthesia or under conscious sedation are sparse. The …

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Electroacupuncture on Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) are effective for insomnia, anxiety and depression

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Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture at Shenmen (HT 7) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) on anxiety and depression in patients with insomnia, and to explore the mechanism of its compatibility effect. Methods: Ninety patients of insomnia were randomly divided into a combination group, a Shenmen group and a Sanyinjiao group, 30 …

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Acupuncture can effectively treat chronic insomnia and associated anxiety and depression

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Background: Acupuncture treatment of chronic insomnia was effective. Anxiety and depression symptoms of the chronic insomnia patients were improved to varying degrees after acupuncture treatment. Corticosterone and 5-hydroxytryptamine are involved in the occurrence and development of comorbidity of insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Whether acupuncture can treat insomnia and accompany anxiety and …

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