Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

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

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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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Knee - Arthroplasty pain relief (Knee replacement)

(2018) No Effect of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial

'Conclusions: Our results do not support the addition of acupuncture to routine rehabilitation. Previous benefit from acupuncture was not able to identify those likely to respond to acupuncture. Future studies to investigate whether subgroups of patients would benefit from acupuncture are needed.'

This is a surprising result as previous studies and personal observation shows acupuncture does help post knee replacement.

Petersen T.,  Hautopp H., et al., (2018) No Effect of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial


(2017) Drug-Free Interventions to Reduce Pain or Opioid Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

'Conclusions and Relevance  In this meta-analysis, electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty were associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption.'

Tedesco D, Gori D, et al., (2017) Drug-Free Interventions to Reduce Pain or Opioid Consumption After Total Knee ArthroplastyA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. Published online August 16, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2872


(2015) Single-blinded, randomised preliminary study evaluating the effects of 2 Hz electroacupuncture for postoperative pain in patients with total knee arthroplasty

'Summary points: We conducted a small study on the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at classical points and at non-point locations on postoperative pain, compared with no EA.

EA delayed the demand for analgesic drugs.

There was no difference between the effect of EA at points and non-points.'

Chung-Yuh Tzeng, Shih-Liang Chang( et al. 2015) Single-blinded, randomised preliminary study evaluating the effects of 2 Hz electroacupuncture for postoperative pain in patients with total knee arthroplasty Acupunct Med. 2015 Aug; 33(4): 284–288.


(2015) Acupuncture Provides Short-term Pain Relief for Patients in a Total Joint Replacement Program

'Conclusions—Acupuncture may be a viable adjunct to pharmacological approaches for pain management after total hip or total knee replacement.'


'Points include: LI11, LI4 bilaterally; ST 36, GB34, SP6 and LV 3 on the non-surgical extremity; and auricular points Hip or Knee Joint and Ear Shen Men'

Crespin D.J.,  Griffin K. H., Et al.(2015) Acupuncture Provides Short-term Pain Relief for Patients in a Total Joint Replacement Program. Pain Med. 2015 June ; 16(6): 1195–1203. doi:10.1111/pme.12685.

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