Acupuncture improves cognitive function of patients suffering from vascular dementia.  This was the conclusion of a study conducted at department of Acupuncture of Beijing Hospital of TCM.

The researchers used evaluated cognitive function, life quality and measured 8-OHdG (markers of oxidative stress in the urine) before and after acupuncture. Their findings confirmed that acupuncture reduces the levels of 8-OHdG and improves cognitive function and quality of life in vascular dementia patients.

The findings were published in the current issue of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine [2012, 32(2):199-202].