Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

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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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Exercise and Sports Performance

(2018) Effect of acupuncture on decreasing blood lactate levels after exercise in elite basketball athletes.

Abstract. The decrease in lactate levels after exercise in elite basketball athletes was significantly greater after acupuncture treatment than in the control group.’

 L Tandya et al. (2018) Effect of acupuncture on decreasing blood lactate levels after exercise in elite basketball athletes J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1073 062050

(2018) Effects Of Acupuncture Therapy On The Electromyography Activity Of The Rectus Femoris And Tibialis Anterior During Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction In College Students

'These results suggest that treatment with real acupuncture resulted in significantly higher maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) electromyography (EMG) activities of the rectus femoris and tibialis anterior muscles than the other treatments. Hence, acupuncture may be helpful in the improvement of muscle strength among athletes in the physical fitness field.'

Se In Jang, and Wi-Young So (2018) Effects Of Acupuncture Therapy On The Electromyography Activity Of The Rectus Femoris And Tibialis Anterior During Maximal Voluntary Isometric Contraction In College Students J Mens Health Vol 14(1):e1-e5; January 1, 2018

(2017) Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture (WAA) for Precompetition Nervous Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Results: A significant difference was observed in somatic state anxiety and cognitive state anxiety in the WAA group from pre- to post treatment. No significant change in the score of selfconfidence state was found in both the groups. Cognitive state anxiety improved significantly in the post treatment WAA group compared with the sham group. Moreover, the result of Expectation and treatment credibility scale (ETCS) showed participants in the WAA group had more expectation and treatment credibility. The visual analogue scale scores indicated no significant difference between groups for the participants’ feeling of acupuncture.

Conclusions: WAA therapy could efficiently alleviate anxiety state, especially in terms of the improvements in the somatic and cognitive status, under certain circumstances.

Shi Shu, Ying Yuan et al. (2017) Wrist-Ankle Acupuncture (WAA) for Precompetition Nervous Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Neuropsychiatry (London) (2017) 7(6), 1053–1060. 10.4172/Neuropsychiatry.1000315 © 2017

(2017) Effect of acupuncture on heart rate variability during prolonged high-intensity training in soccer players.

'CONCLUSION: Based on evidence, acupuncture therapy on special acupoints could strengthen the parasympathetic nervous activity and modulates the balance between parasympathetic and sympathetic activity in soccer players while they engage in high-intensity training.'

Lin Shihanga, Wichai Eungpinithpong, et al. (2017) Effect of acupuncture on heart rate variability during prolonged high-intensity training in soccer players Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine Volume 37, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages 636–642

(2011) Case Report. Goal-Directed Acupuncture in Sports—Placebo or Doping?

'The modern pentathlon (MP), sports discipline including fencing, swimming, steeplechase and a cross-country run, requires a rapid change of central nervous and peripheral neuromuscular activity from one sport to another in order to achieve the best possible results. We describe the case where a top MP athlete was supported by a program of acupoint stimulation, which was directed to relieve the symptoms, preventing him from effective performance. Although the fact of acupoint stimulation was associated with improvement of his results, other factors like training effect, placebo and nonspecific physiological effects and their mechanisms in sports are discussed in a literature review. The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine methods among the athletes raises the question of their potential misuse as a doping in competitive sports.


Taras I. Usichenko, Vasyl Gizhko, and Michael Wendt. (2011) Case Report. Goal-Directed Acupuncture in Sports—Placebo or Doping? Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 265607, 5 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep210

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