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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(2017) Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: 2-
'CONCLUSION. There were no significant differences between the acupuncture and usual care groups at 24 months postrandomisation, and the point estimate for the mean difference was reduced by approximately 20% compared to the previous time point of 12 months..... We found statistically significant differences favouring acupuncture at 12 months, which only represented a statistical tendency in our previous analysis. The lack of a statistically significant difference at 24 months may be associated, at least in part, with the progressive improvement observed within the usual care group, combined with the increased loss to follow-
(2012) Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: primary care based pragmatic randomised controlled trial
'Conclusions. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome provided an additional benefit over usual care alone. The magnitude of the effect was sustained over the longer term. (12 months). Acupuncture should be considered as a treatment option to be offered in primary care alongside other evidenced based treatments.'
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