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Uveitis, an inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye, causes pain, blurred vision and, left untreated, may lead to blindness. Researchers at the University of Vienna ophthalmology and uveitis departments treated five patients with recurrent uveitis by acupuncture. All patients reported a decrease of pain and increased visual acuity, laser measurement showed decreased inflammation and the period until the next attack was...
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Acupuncture seems to be an effective therapy for Bell’s palsy, report the authors of a Chinese systematic review. Fourteen randomised controlled trials involving 1541 individuals were included in their meta-analysis. A significant association was observed between acupuncture and a higher response rate for Bell’s palsy, compared with other therapy interventions. Efficacy of Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials....
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An Iranian study suggests that acupuncture can improve tinnitus. Fifty-four patients who suffered from tinnitus, but did not show any structural ear abnormalities, were allocated to recieve either verum or placebo acupuncture (with non-penetrating placebo needles). Acupoints used included the points Yifeng SJ-17, Tinghui GB-2, Tinggong SI-19 and Ermen SJ-21, plus additional points based on each individual patient Quelle: www.jcm.co.uk
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A study from China has found that acupuncture compares favourably with anticonvulsant drug therapy for the treatment of blepharospasm. Seventy-eight patients with idiopathic blepharospasm were randomised to receive either acupuncture or anticonvulsant medications. Acupoints used were Hegu L.I.-4, Fengchi GB-20, Baihui DU-20, Zanzhu BL-2, Sizhukong SJ-23 and Taiyang M-HN-9. Ahshi points were added for local spasms of the orbicularis oculi muscles. Up to three rows...
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Acupuncture is as effective as occlusal splint therapy for the relief of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Brazilian researchers randomly divided a sample of 40 women with TMD who had been diagnosed with the pattern Liver Yang Rising into an acupuncture treatment group and a jaw splint control group. After four weeks of treatment, visual analog scale pain scores were reduced equally in the two groups, and...
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Quelle (18 FEBRUARY 2018): http://www.healthcmi.com Researchers find acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs effective for the treatment of tinnitus (ringing of the ears). Tinnitus is often a pernicious and intractable disorder. In this article, we will review the important research on acupuncture and herbs that demonstrates significant positive patient outcome rates. Take a close look at the results achieved by Dongzhimen Hospital researchers. Their use...
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ABSTRACT Background Patients with retinitis pigmentosa are motivated to try complementary or integrative therapies to slow disease progression. Basic science, clinical research and retinitis pigmentosa patients’ self-reports support the hypothesis that acupuncture may improve visual function. Methods A prospective, case series, pilot study enrolled 12 adult patients with RP treated at an academic medical centre with a standardised protocol that combined electroacupuncture to the forehead...
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Xin Yi San (XYS, magnolia flower powder) reduces nasal symptoms in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (AR) due to its diverse immunomodulatory effects. One hundred and eight Taiwanese patients with AR received either XYS or a placebo for three months. The investigators found that XYS attenuated the nasal symptoms of sneezing, rhinorrhoea and nasal congestion through reduction of nasal airflow resistance and increase in the...
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