Acupuncture could improve IVF outcome

Prof. Smith from Western Sydney University reported that acupuncture may be effective when compared with no adjunctive treatment with increased clinical pregnancies, but is not an efficacious treatment when compared with sham controls, although non-specific effects may be active in both acupuncture and sham controls.  Smith CA, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2019original text

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Acupuncture against NAS

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) has risen drastically over the past decade. American researchers Jackson et al reported that acupuncture intervention could be safe and effective for reducing withdrawal symptoms in infants, and, thus, should be considered as an additional nonpharmacologic treatment option for NAS. Citation: Jackson et al. A Scoping Review of Acupuncture as a Potential Intervention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):69-84. […]

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Fire needle therapy effective for nodular prurigo

A research team from Shanghai University of TCM reported that fire needle therapy alone or combined with conventional treatments might be effective for nodular prurigo, without any additional side effects. They evaluated the effectiveness and safety of fire needle therapy for nodular prurigo. They systematically searched several databases, including EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, the […]

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Electro-Acupuncture Ameliorated MPTP-Induced Parkinsonism In Mice

Cite: Zhao YK, Luo D, Ning ZP et al. Electro-Acupuncture ameliorated MPTP-induced parkinsonism in mice via TrkB neurotrophic signaling. Frontiers in Nneuroscience, 2019, 13 (2019): 496. Original Abstract Neurotrophins, such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), have shown promise as neuroprotective agents, indicating their potential in therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative disease. However, the inherent bioactivity and […]

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Gene expression signatures and connectivity map uncover molecular mechanisms of TCM

Cite: Yoo, M et al. Exploring the molecular mechanisms of Traditional Chinese Medicine components using gene expression signatures and connectivity map. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine,174 (2019): 33-40. fulltext Full AbstractBackground and objective Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced over thousands of years in China and other Asian countries for treating various symptoms […]

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PC6 and HT5 to treat chronic Stable Angina (CSA) !

A research team from Chengdu University of TCM just published there intriguing study on JAMA Internal Medicine that true acupuncture showed beneficial effect as adjunctive treatment for Chronic Stable Angina (CSA) Cite: Zhao et al.Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jul 29. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2407. [Epub ahead of print] […]

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