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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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Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

(2017) Acupuncture for Multiple System Atrophy: A Case Report

‘This case study describes a 65-year-old female diagnosed with MSA, who was treated with 192 sessions of acupuncture over a 15-month period. After a year of acupuncture treatment, the patient’s condition, measured on the Unified MSA Rating Scale (UMSARS), Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), and Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D), was found to have improved significantly.


Ten acupuncture points. were used: Sishencong M-HN-1, Tinggong SI-19, Neiguan P-6, Fenglong ST-40, Yinlingquan SP-9, Yanglingquan GB-34, Xuanzhong GB-39, Zusanli ST-36, Kunlun BL- 60 and Taichong LIV-3., After the deqi sensation was reported by the patient, all acupoints received electrical stimulation for 30 minutes (Hwato SDZ-II Acupuncture Stimulator, Serial No.: 2270611, Suzhou Medical Appliance Factory, Suzhou, China). The intensity of the electrical stimulation was maintained within the patient’s tolerance by using the dense-disperse wave function at 5-100 Hz.


CONCLUSIONS: The results of this case study are promising, and suggest that acupuncture could potentially represent a safe and effective therapy for treating MSA patients. The mechanisms of action of acupuncture in MSA remain a matter of speculation, but could pertain to its known antiinflammatory and autonomic regulatory effects.’

 Yun Jin Kim. (2017) Acupuncture for Multiple System Atrophy: A Case Report. Journal of Chinese Medicine • Number 117 • June 2018


(2007) Moxibustion, an Alternative Therapy, Ameliorated Disturbed Circadian Rhythm of Plasma Arginine Vasopressin and Urine Output in Multiple System Atrophy

Abstract. Previously no alternative therapy approach has been made to ameliorate disturbed circadian arginin vasopressin rhythm (C-AVP-R) in multiple system atrophy (MSA). A 65-year-old man with MSA showed loss of

C-AVP-R and nocturnal polyuria. We performed moxibustion at specific acupuncture points on the bladder

and inside the feet, once a day, 3 times a week, for 6 months. After the treatment, his C-AVP-R appeared to

be normal, and the nocturnal urine output decreased to 75% (p<0.01). Together with the previous studies, it

seems possible that somatic warm stimulation by moxibustion in specific points might have facilitated AVP

secretion in this patient.’


'Moxibustion once a day, three times a week, for 6 months, at three acupuncture meridian points [Ren-3 Zhongji (Middle Pole, Chukyoku); and bilateral St-30 Qichong (Rushing Qi, Okotsu)] on the bladder and at four points [bilateral Sp-6 Sanyinjiao (Three Yin Junction, San-Inko); and bilateral K-5 Shuiquan (Water Spring, Suisen)] inside the feet at the L5 Dermatome.'


 Ryuji Sakakibara, Eiko Murakami et al. (2007) Moxibustion, an Alternative Therapy, Ameliorated Disturbed Circadian Rhythm of Plasma Arginine Vasopressin and Urine Output in Multiple System Atrophy. Internal Medicine, March 13, 2007DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.46.6450

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