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Acupuncture ‘could treat inflammation and save lives

    In Western medicine, the jury is still out on whether acupuncture delivers health benefits. But now, a new study adds further evidence of its worthiness, as scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms thatRead more ›

Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve menstrual frequency and to decrease circulating testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our aim was to investigate whether acupuncture affects ovulation frequency and to understand the underlying mechanisms of any such effectRead more ›

Group acupuncture for knee pain: evaluation of a cost-saving initiative in the health service

Main Findings: This is the first evaluation of nurse-led group (multibed) acupuncture clinics for patients with knee osteoarthritis to include a 2 year follow-up. It shows the practicability of offering a low-cost acupuncture service as an alternative to knee surgery andRead more ›


Main Findings: Acupuncture appears to be an effective modality for relieving pain associated with shin splints and for reducing reliance on anti-inflammatory medication. Athletes in the Acupuncture and Combined Groups received the most pain relief, were least hindered by pain during sporting and non-sporting activities,Read more ›

Acupuncture and Pelvic Pain In Pregnancy

Elden et al[1] 2005 published a randomised single blind controlled trial involving 386 pregnant women in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Main Findings:  Acupuncture was superior to stabilising exercisers in the management of pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. With acupunctureRead more ›

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat (According to the World Health Organization)?

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture: low back painRead more ›

Randomised Clinical Trial of Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain of the Jaw Muscles

Main Findings: A single acupuncture session using one acupoint at Hegu large intestine 4 significantly reduced most myofascial pain endpoints when compared to sham acupuncture. Aims To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating symptoms associated with myofascial pain ofRead more ›

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis

Main Findings : Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo   Background  Although acupuncture is widelyRead more ›

Treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Main findings: Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center say that acupuncture triggers the release of adenosine, a natural pain killer in the body, as well as metabolites of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the major source of cellularRead more ›

Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study

  Main Findings: A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. The findings provide strong scientificRead more ›