Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

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Acupuncture Research

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We would like to share with you our personal view, beliefs and approach about the research that is presented on these pages.






We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.

We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.

We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.

We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.

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Asthma - Allergic

Some research studies are pointing at the potential for acupuncture to be a useful therapy in the treatment of asthma. (2018) Results The results showed that airway hyperresponsiveness, chronic inflammation and mucus secretion were significantly suppressed by acupuncture treatment.

Conclusion Acupuncture effectively protects lung function and attenuates airway inflammation in animal studies.Which supports the role of acupuncture as a potential therapy in asthma treatment

Dong M, Ma C, Wang W, et al (2018) Regulation of the IL-33/ST2 pathway contributes to the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture in the ovalbumin-induced murine asthma model Acupuncture in Medicine Published Online First: 26 March 2018. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2017-011377


(2017) Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial


'Results: A total of 1,445 patients (mean age 43.8 [SD 13.5] years, 58.7% female) were randomized and included in the analysis (184 patients randomized to acupuncture and 173 to control, and 1,088 in the nonrandomized acupuncture group). In the randomized part, acupuncture was associated with an improvement in the asthma quality of life questionnaire (AQLQ, range: 1–7)score compared to the control group (difference acupuncture vs. control group 0.7 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.5–1.0]) as well as in the physical component scale and the mental component scale of the SF-36 (physical: 2.5 [1.0–4.0]; mental 4.0 [2.1–6.0]) after 3 months. Treatment success was maintained throughout 6 months. Patients not consenting to randomization showed similar improvements as the randomized acupuncture group.


Conclusions: In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care was associated with increased disease-specific and health-related quality of life compared to treatment with routine care alone.'


However the paper does not disclose the acupuncture point selection or needle technique!!


Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jet al ( 2017) Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2017, 23(4): 268-277. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2016.0357

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