Effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of anxiety and depression caused by premenstrual dysphoric disorder

12 Sep 2013
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ObjectiveThe objective of this investigation was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture and sham acupuncture on the symptoms of anxiety and depression brought on by premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).MethodsIn a single-blind randomised clinical tri...

Laser acupuncture in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome: a pilot study

07 Sep 2013
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According to the definition of the International Headache Society, burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an intraoral burning sensation for which no dental or medical cause could be identified.1 Recently, various authors suggested that acupuncture might be e...

Sensory stimulation for lowering intraocular pressure, improving blood flow to the optic nerve and neuroprotection in primary open-angle glaucoma

05 Sep 2013
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Primary open-angle glaucoma is a group of optic neuropathies that can lead to irreversible blindness. Sensory stimulation in the form of acupuncture or ear acupressure may contribute to protecting patients from blindness when used as a complementary me...

Self-administered electroacupuncture provides symptomatic relief in a patient with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: a patient’s report

05 Sep 2013
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A 46-year-old woman with differentially diagnosed sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) type III is described. After two and a half years of managing the condition with a conventional medical/pharmacological approach, the patient's symptoms worsened...

Heat sensitisation in suspended moxibustion: features and clinical relevance

05 Sep 2013
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We have observed a ‘heat-sensitisation’ phenomenon in a large proportion of patients receiving suspended moxibustion treatment. Patients become thermally sensitised to moxibustion stimulation at certain locations on the body, indicated by s...

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