Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

'Blending an ancient medical approach of mind and body with modern health'


Acupuncture Research






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.


Classical Acupuncture

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(2018) Optimizing acupuncture treatment for dry eye syndrome: a systematic review

'Results: Nineteen studies with 1126 patients were included. Significant improvements on the Schirmer test were reported. In the subgroup analysis, acupuncture plus Artificial Tears (AT) treatment had a weaker effect in BUT but a stronger effect on the Schirmer test and a better overall effect than acupuncture alone. For treatment duration, treatment longer than 1 month was more effective than shorter treatment. With regard to treatment frequency, treatment less than three times a week was more effective than more frequent treatment. In the acupoint analysis, acupuncture treatment including the BL2 and ST1 acupoints was less effective than treatment that did not include them. None of those factors reduced the heterogeneity.

Conclusions: Acupuncture was more effective than AT in treating DES but showed high heterogeneity. Intervention differences did not influence the heterogeneity..'

Tugba Aydın, Bahar Dernek et al, (2018) Optimizing acupuncture treatment for dry eye syndrome: a systematic review BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 201818:145 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-018-2202-0

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