Articles and Research
In this section we share some of the latest articles, information and research about acupuncture.
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Group acupuncture is a valuable treatment for low-income populations with diabetic neuropathy – Journal of Chinese Medicine, October 2020
American researchers conducted a randomised 12-week group acupuncture clinical trial for PDN which included semi-structured qualitative interviews about participants' experiences with PDN and the intervention. They recruited 40 participants from diverse racial/ethnic...read more
Prenatal acupuncture can reduce depression, stress and distress, whilst also being well-tolerated and free from adverse events. Australian clinicians carried out a pragmatic trial with 57 pregnant women suffering from depressive symptoms who were randomised to...read more
Acupuncture treatment may mitigate hot flushes ad other symptoms during the menopausal transition, report Brazilian clinicians. In a crossover trial, 100 women were randomly divided into two groups. During the first six months of treatment, women in one group...read more
Acupuncture can result in clinically significant improvements in pain for symptoms of basal thumb joint arthritis, but it does not outperform sham treatment, British clinicians report. Seventy patients with basal thumb joint arthritis were randomised to receive six...read more
Group acupuncture is as good as individual acupuncture for treating cancer pain and is superior for some health outcomes, report Canadian investigators. In a randomised non-inferiority trial, 74 participants were randomly allocated to group or individual acupuncture....read more
American researchers have found that acupuncture can offer significant improvements over usual care for treating chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). In a pilot randomised trial, they compared the effect of eight weeks of real versus sham acupuncture or...read more
Acupuncture appears to be an effective clinical treatment for whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) following a road traffic collision. In a non-randomised study, UK researchers studied outcomes in 87 patients who had acupuncture after having been in a road traffic...read more
Acupuncture improves cognition in cancer survivors by promoting better sleep – Journal of Chinese Medicine, June 2020
Among cancer survivors with insomnia, both acupuncture and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) produce significant improvements in cognitive function. However, only with acupuncture is there a significant relationship between cognitive and sleep...read more
The beneficial effect of acupuncture on menopause symptoms can last for at least 21 weeks post-treatment, according to a Danish research team. Data was analysed from a randomised controlled trial where women with moderate to severe menopausal symptoms were offered...read more
Adding electro-acupuncture (EA) to usual care results in better clinical outcomes in the management of Bell's palsy, Turkish clinicians report. A total of 88 patients with Bell's palsy received standard treatments (ST) or standard treatment plus EA (ST-EA). ...read more