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Brain-Imaging Study Explores Analgesic Effect of Acupuncture

In the study, 12 people were exposed to heat pain and received either actual or sham acupuncture. Researchers used fMRI to examine the brain's pain responses before and after acupuncture. (Nov 2008) More
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Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

NCCAM-funded investigators examined the effects of green tea polyphenols on RA by using an animal model in rats. (Nov 2008) More
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St. John's Wort Extracts May Help Treat Major Depression

Researchers reviewed the scientific literature on St. John's wort for major depression and analyzed findings from randomized, double-blind studies comparing St. John's wort extracts with placebo and standard antidepressants. (Oct 2008) More


Researchers Investigate Effects of Ginkgo Biloba on Stroke-Related Brain Injury in Mice

Previous animal studies have indicated that an extract from leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree may protect against stroke-related brain injury. However, the mechanism involved has not been fully understood. (Oct 2008) More

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