Clinical Efficacy of Acupuncture on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Mechanisms: A Systemic Review.

Conclusions: In our review, we concluded that acupuncture alone or combined with other treatment modalities is beneficial to the clinical conditions of RA without adverse effects reported and can improve function and quality of life and is worth trying. Several important possible mechanisms were summarized including anti-inflammatory effect, antioxidative effect, and regulation of immune system function. However, there is still inconsistency regarding the clinical efficacy and lack of well-designed human/animal double-blinded RCTs. Future discussion for further agreement on taking traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory into consideration as much as possible is a top priority. PMID: 29849731 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

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Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
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Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: DMARDs & Immunosuppressives Drug Updates Rheumatoid Arthritis biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) Bruno Fautrel conventional DMARDs (csDMARDS) Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) early undifferentiated arthritis Institut Pierre Louis d' Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Clinical Pathologic Challenge Answer Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Clinical Pathologic Challenge Source Type: research
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Source: Nature Reviews Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news
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