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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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Gout - Hyperuricaemia

(2017) Analysis of the Characteristics of Acupoint Selection in the Treatment of Gout by Acupuncture

‘Abstract: One hundred and eighteen studies met the inclusive criteria, and involved 67 main acupoints. The most commonly used acupoints were Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Ashi point, Zusanli (ST 36), Yinlingquan (SP 9), and Taichong (LR 3). The main acupoints mainly belonged to the Spleen, Stomach and Liver Meridian. Association rule analysis showed that Ashi point, Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) had the highest correlation of all the selected acupoints. The cluster analysis showed five core clustering groups. Acupuncture treatment of gout focuses on acupoints along meridians and the acupoints around the affected joint.’

Liu XL ,  Han DJ,  Yang XY. (2017) Analysis of the Characteristics of Acupoint Selection in the Treatment of Gout by Acupuncture. Europe PMC. 01 Dec 2017, 42(6):557-561 DOI: 10.13702/j.1000-0607.2017.06.018

(2016) Acupuncture for serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Results: At the end of the intervention, the individuals in the acupuncture group were found to have significantly less levels of serum uric acid than those in the shamgroup [(453±65 vs. 528±81) μmol/L, p b 0.01]. Acupuncture was effective on increasing the urine uric acid level, urine pHvalue and 24-hour urine volume than the sham reatment (p b 0.05 for all). Interestingly, acupuncture significantly decreased the level of urate anion exchanger (URAT-1) (p b 0.01) but not xanthine oxidase (XOD) than that of the sham intervention.


‘Acupuncture treatment. The used acupoints were bilateral Five Shu in Spleen Meridian: SPl (Yinbai), SP2 (Dadu), SP3 (Taibai), SP5 (Shangqiu), and SP9 (Yinlingquan). The needles were inserted and stimulated manually until DeQi was achieved and thereafter stimulated at 10-minute intervals for 30 min. The acupuncture was performed once daily for 10 consecutive days.’

This is a symptomatic form of acupuncture treatment and not a holistic approach as to why the person has developed hyperuricaemia in the first place.

Yingjuan Huang, Jun Meng, Baoguo Sun, Ting Xiang, Xin Zhou, Biyu Xu, Yingzi Wu, Zexiong Chen, & Shijun Zhang. (2016) Acupuncture for serum uric acid in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Int J Cardiol (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.016

(2016) Update on the Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Therapy in Patients with Gouty Arthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


‘RESULTS. We analyzed data from 28 RCTs involving 2237 patients with gouty arthritis. Compared with conventional pharmacological treatments acupuncture was more effective in rendering patients free from symptoms after 24 hours, lowering serum urate, alleviating pain associated with gouty arthritis, and decreasing the Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate (ESR); regarding  C-reactive protein (CRP), no statistically significant difference was found. In addition, the frequency of adverse events in acupuncture treatment was lower than that in control group.’

Wei-wei Lu, Jin-ming Zhang, Zheng-tao Lv, and An-min Chen (2016) Update on the Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Therapy in Patients with Gouty Arthritis: Systematic

Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016, Article ID 9451670, 14 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9451670


(2013) Acupuncture for gouty arthritis: a concise report of a systematic and meta-analysis approach (Now updated in 2016 see above)


'RESULTS: Ten RCTs involving 852 gouty arthritis patients were systematically reviewed. Among them six studies of 512 patients reported a significant decrease in uric acid in the treatment group compared with a control group, while two studies of 120 patients reported no significant decrease in uric acid in the treatment group compared with the control group. The remaining four studies of 380 patients reported a significant decrease in visual analogue scale score in the treatment group.

CONCLUSION: The results of the studies included here suggest that acupuncture is efficacious as complementary therapy for gouty arthritis patients. More research and well-designed, rigorous and large clinical trials are necessary to address these issues.'

Lee WB, Woo SH et al., (2013) Acupuncture for gouty arthritis: a concise report of a systematic and meta-analysis approach. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013 Jul;52(7):1225-32. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ket013. Epub 2013 Feb 18.

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