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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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Simple Obesity

(2017) Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


'Results Eleven RCTs were selected after all relevant literature from the electronic databases had been screened. There were 338 and 305 participants in the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups, respectively. Auricular and electro acupuncture were both able to reduce BMI in obese patients. Body Fat Mass change after acupuncture treatment compared with sham treatment was statistically significant. There were also significant differences in Waist Circumference and Hip Circumference between the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Body Weight was not statistically significantly different between the acupuncture and sham acupuncture groups. Begg’s test and funnel plots showed that the potential publication bias of the included studies was very slight (p>0.05).


Conclusion Acupuncture for simple obesity appeared to be an effective treatment, but more studies on the safety of acupuncture used to treat simple obesity are required.'


Zhang R, Tan J, Li F, et al (2017) Acupuncture for the treatment of obesity in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis Postgraduate Medical Journal Published Online First: 08 July 2017. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-134969

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