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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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Anxiety reduction

(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

‘Abstract. Background.

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-test on posttest scores showed that acupuncture had a significant effect on cognitive anxiety (p=0.001) and somatic anxiety (p<0.001) but not self-confidence (p>0.05). Furthermore, the results showed that acupuncture significantly decreased the skin conductance in acupuncture group compared to sham group (p=0.006) (p<0.001).

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-Hossein et al. (2017) Acupuncture decreases competitive anxiety prior to a competition in young athletes: A randomized controlled trial study. European Psychiatry, Volume 41, Supplement, April 2017, Pages S418 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.372


(2017) A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point on pre-operative anxiety levels in neurosurgical patients.

Acupuncture at the EX-HN3 point reduces pre-operative anxiety levels in patients awaiting neurosurgery.’

Wiles, M. D., Mamdani, J., Pullman, M. and Andrzejowski, J. C. (2017), A randomised controlled trial examining the effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point on pre-operative anxiety levels in neurosurgical patients. Anaesthesia. doi:10.1111/anae.13785


See also

(2016) PCOS-Induced Anxiety Disorder Treated Mainly With Acupuncture Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

(2012) Effect of Acupuncture on symptoms of anxiety in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: a prospective randomised controlled study

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