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 migraine without aura: a systematic review and meta-
'Results: Overall, 14 RCTs including 1155 participants were identified. The analysis found that acupuncture had a significant advantage over medication in reducing frequency of migraine (FM) and VAS score and had a higher Effective Rate. Acupuncture also had a significant advantage over sham acupuncture in the decrease of FM and VAS score. Meanwhile, acupuncture was more tolerated than medication because of less side effect reports.
Conclusion: Our meta-
(2018) The Effect of Acupuncture on the Quality of Life in Patients with Migraine: A Systematic Review and Meta-
'Results: Acupuncture resulted in lower Visual Analogue Scale scores than the medication group at 1 month after treatment and 1 to 3 months after treatment. Compared with sham acupuncture, acupuncture resulted in lower Visual Analogue Scale scores at 1 month after treatment.
Conclusion: Acupuncture exhibits certain efficacy both in the treatment and prevention of migraines, which is superior to no treatment, sham acupuncture and medication. Further, acupuncture enhanced the quality of life more than did medication..'
(2017) Acupuncture modulates the abnormal brainstem activity in migraine without aura patients.
'The aims of this study were to 1) compare the spontaneous brain activity differences between Migraine without Aura (MwoA) patients and healthy controls (HCs), using amplitude of low-
(2017) Editorial on “The long-
'This new, rigorous, sham-
Some of the practice points for clinicians were summarized as follows:
(2017) Acupuncture May Be Effective for Long-
‘Acupuncture significantly reduced the frequency and severity of migraines without aura, according to a Chinese trial that compared true acupuncture (TA) with 2 control groups—sham acupuncture (SA) and no intervention. The authors of the study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, report that the clinical benefit persisted over the 24-
The 249 participants had migraines without auras 2 to 8 times per month for at least a year. Participants were randomly assigned at a 1:1:1 ratio to 3 groups. The first 2 groups received either TA or SA 30-
(2012) Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized controlled trial.
'METHODS: We performed a multicentre, single-
RESULTS: Compared with patients in the control group, patients in the acupuncture groups reported fewer days with a migraine during weeks 5-
INTERPRETATION: Acupuncture tested appeared to have a clinically minor effect on migraine prophylaxis compared with sham acupuncture.
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