Tag Archives: auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture improves dry mouth syndrome

Pub Med

Aims: To investigate the efficacy of applying auricular acupuncture treatment in improving dry mouth in institution-dwelling older adults. Background: Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a common distressing problem in older populations, especially for institution-dwelling older adults that can affect oral health and quality of life. Design: A randomised controlled trial was conducted from December …

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Auricular acupuncture improves treatment-resistant depression

Pub Med

Objective: To explore the neuromechanism of trans-auricular vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression based on functional brain network. Methods: Twenty-eight patients with treatment-resistant depression were recruited from the psychiatric clinic or by the advertisement. The patients were treated by taVNS (5 Hz/20 Hz, 4-8 mA) at the auricular concha for 30 min, …

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