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.
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(2018) Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research
‘Overall, there is good scientific evidence encouraging acupuncture therapy to treat anxiety disorders as it yields effective outcomes, with fewer side effects than conventional treatment. More research in this area is however needed.’
Diogo Amorima, José Amado et al. (2018) Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Volume 31, May 2018, Pages 31–37
(2017) Acupuncture decreases competitive anxiety prior to a competition in young athletes: A randomized controlled trial study
Although a certain level of competitive anxiety may increase performance, many athletes with anxiety experience uncontrolled negative feelings and cognition that in turn can have overwhelming effects on their performance.
Methods. We aimed to assess the effect of acupuncture on competitive anxiety of the adolescent football players prior to the competition using psychological and physiological markers. A total of 30 athletes were randomly and equally allocated to either acupuncture or sham control group.
Results. The results of t-
Conclusions. In conclusion, the results suggested that acupuncture has the capacity to decrease cognitive and somatic anxiety prior to competition in adolescent athletes while this was accompanied by significant physiological changes.’
However we have no data on the duration of benefit
Sahar Zarei, Monir Shayestehfar, Amir-
(2017) A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of acupuncture at the EX-
Acupuncture at the EX-
Wiles, M. D., Mamdani, J., Pullman, M. and Andrzejowski, J. C. (2017), A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of acupuncture at the EX-
(2016) Anxiety has been seen to be improved when treating breathlessness in caring for palliative cancer care.Minchom A, Punwani R, Filshie J, et al. A randomised study comparing the effectiveness of acupuncture or morphine versus the combination for the relief of dyspnoea in patients with advanced non-
(2015) Randomised controlled trial on the use of acupuncture in adults with chronic, non-
‘METHOD: 40 participants from a psychiatry waiting list were randomised into one of two groups: group 1 (n=25) received 10 weeks of acupuncture at PC6, HT7 and LR3, and group 2 was a waiting list control group. The waiting list group (n=15) then received acupuncture. Both groups were followed up for 10 weeks after treatment. The outcome measure was the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory.
RESULTS: 36 patients completed the study, with two dropouts in each group. State anxiety scores in the acupuncture group decreased from 57.7 (SD 13.1) to 38.8 (12.0); scores in the waiting list control group decreased from 61.5 (11.6) to 60.6 (11.7). The difference was highly significant (p<0.0001). Similar changes were seen for trait anxiety scores. The control group showed similar statistically significant improvements when they received acupuncture. The improvements were maintained after 10 weeks of follow-
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture is a promising intervention for patients with chronic anxiety symptoms that have proven resistant to other forms of treatment..’
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