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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(2018) Acupuncture for female depression: a randomized controlled trial.
(2018) Therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with antidepressants on changes in the HAMD-
‘Conclusion. Acupuncture and antidepressant was more effective in reducing the symptoms of major depressive disorder than was sham acupuncture and antidepressant.’
(2018) The efficacy of acupuncture in decreasing The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality
Index (PSQI) scores of depressive patients with insomnia
‘In conclusion, the findings of this study show that acupuncture, when combined with antidepressants, can decrease the PSQI scores of patients with depression.’ ie Their sleep improved.
(2017) Acupuncture, Counselling or Usual Care for Depression (ACUDep): a randomised controlled trial
‘Conclusion. In this report we present what is to our knowledge the first study to rigorously evaluate the clinical and economic impacts of acupuncture and counselling for patients who are representative of those who continue to experience depression in primary care. Our evidence on acupuncture compared with usual care and counselling compared with usual care shows that both treatments are associated with a statistically significant reduction in symptoms of depression in the short to medium term, with no reported serious adverse events related to treatment. Acupuncture is cost-
MacPherson H, Vickers A, Bland M, Torgerson D, Corbett M, Spackman E, Saramago P, Woods B, Weatherly H, Sculpher M, Manca A, Richmond S, Hopton A, Eldred J, Watt I. (2017) Acupuncture for chronic pain and depression in primary care: a programme of research. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2017 Jan.
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