Acupuncture, Botanical Medicine, etc. (includes some online articles)

Included below is a full or partial statement (verbatim) of the article’s conclusions. Click on each hyperlinked Title to read more.


Acupuncture in Menopause (AIM) study: a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial.

“CONCLUSIONS: We found that a course of acupuncture treatments was associated with significant reduction in VMS, and several quality-of-life measures, compared with no acupuncture, and that clinical benefit persisted for at least 6 months beyond the end of treatment.”


Effect of Nei-Guan point (P6) acupressure on ketonuria levels, nausea and vomiting in women with hyperemesis gravidarum.

“CONCLUSION: Nei-Guan point acupressure is a useful treatment for relieving symptoms experienced by women with hyperemesis gravidarum.”


Does acupuncture have a place as an adjunct treatment during pregnancy? A review of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews.

“CONCLUSIONS: Interest is growing in the use of acupuncture to treat some complaints during pregnancy and childbirth, and evidence is beginning to consolidate that acupuncture may assist with the management of some complaints during pregnancy. However, definitive conclusions about its effectiveness cannot be reached and further research is justified.”


The safety of acupuncture during pregnancy: a systematic review.

“CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture during pregnancy appears to be associated with few AEs when correctly applied.”


Migraine During Pregnancy: Could Acupuncture Play A Role?

Excerpt from Conclusions in this paper: “Acupuncture, an ancient therapy in TCM, has been recognised to offer good analgesic relief during acute migraine attacks and helps in the reduction of further migraine episodes.”


Repeated cupping manipulation temporary decreases natural killer lymphocyte frequency, activity and cytotoxicity
“CONCLUSION: CT decreased NK cell numbers, their activity and cytotoxicity. Low cost, safety, non-invasive nature and ease of administration make CT a promising approach for NKc down-regulation.”