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Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help elderly people with cognitive impairment, study finds

A study by the Chinese University has found that acupuncture was effective in helping elderly people with mild cognitive impairment to improve their conditions.

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'The Needleman' delivers painful remedy for injuries

In a clinic a short stroll from Mong Kok MTR station, Jeremy Ritcey yelps in pain. "That was getting close to a 10," he says, laughing nervously to distract himself from the needles piercing his skin, tearing into his injured muscles.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:01am

Health Bites

A more intense form of acupuncture has been found to help patients with Bell palsy, a condition whereby the face gets temporarily paralysed for weeks or months.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:10am

Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found.

Cancer and cancer treatments can cause chronic pain, stress and anaemia, all of which contribute to fatigue.

In addition, people who are nauseated after chemotherapy might not be getting the most nutritious diet for maintaining energy levels.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:50am

Health bites

Marijuana hits below the belt A new study published in

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Children with autism respond to acupuncture

Chinese medicine practitioners treating a group of autistic pupils at a Fanling school reported marked improvement in patients' symptoms after just a couple of dozen treatments - a finding that could bolster scientific research in the field.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Renovation the remedy

Lui Seng Chun, one of Hong Kong?s oldest tong laus, or shophouses, opened its doors last week after a HK$28 million year-long facelift to transform it into a centre for traditional Chinese medicine. The 1930s grade-one historic building hosts four practitioners offering acupuncture, Chinese medicine and bone setting to an estimated 80 patients a day.

The building

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Study shows depression eases with acupuncture

Acupuncture can complement drugs when treating patients for depression, according to a study by University of Hong Kong researchers.

The research, led by Dr Zhang Zhang-jin, found that patients treated with electrically charged acupuncture needles to points in the head along with drugs rated themselves in happier spirits than those given a placebo.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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