Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

'Blending an ancient medical approach of mind and body with modern health'

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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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Chronic Lymphoedema of the arm and also following surgery for Breast Cancer

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this site is accurate. It is not the intention to mislead or misinform anyone.


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As acupuncturists we do not needle any lymphoedematous area(s) but we do use specially designed tuning forks on acupuncture points in lymphoedematous areas which stimulate the acupuncture points.


(2017) Acupuncture for breast cancer related lymphedema: A randomized controlled trial.

Conclusion. it appears to be safe and well tolerated, our acupuncture protocol did not offer additional clinically meaningful reductions in BCRL compared with usual care among patients who had received lymphedema treatment.’

This abstract gives no information as to the acupuncture points used or Chinese diagnostics

Bao T., et al. (2017) Acupuncture for breast cancer related lymphedema: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology 35, no. 15_suppl DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2017.35.15_suppl.e21706



(2011) A safety and efficacy pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema.

'A pilot study to look at the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture in women diagnosed with chronic lympoedema for at least 6 months and less than 5 years.

A response was defined as at least a 30% reduction in the difference in size between the affected and unaffected arms after 4 weeks of treatment.

Summary Points.

Acupuncture treatment twice a week for four consecutive weeks. X 15, X 4, VI 14, CV 12, CV 3, IX 5, XII 6, XI 36.

Barrie R Cassileth, Kimberly et al. (2011) A safety and efficacy pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema. Acupuncture in Medicine September 2011 Volume 29 Issue 3



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