Drs Martin & Sue Allbright

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


Acupuncture Research






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.


Classical Acupuncture

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20th August 2018

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Nausea and Vomiting (Emesis) during Radiotherapy

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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(2018) Moxibustion for alleviating side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy in people with cancer.

'Authors' conclusions: Limited, low-certainty evidence suggests that moxibustion treatment may help to reduce the haematological and gastrointestinal toxicities of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, improving QoL in people with cancer; however, the evidence is not conclusive, and we cannot rule out benefits or risks with this treatment. High-quality studies that report adverse effects are needed.'

Hong Wei Zhang, Zhi Xiu Lin, et al., (2018) Moxibustion for alleviating side effects using chemotherapy or radiotherapy in people with cancer, Cochrane Systematic Review - Intervention Version published: 13 November 2018

(2011) Getting the Grip on Nonspecific Treatment Effects: Emesis in Patients Randomized to Acupuncture or Sham Compared to Patients Receiving Standard Care

This was a pilot study to test the viability of carrying out a further larger study.

Extract from the authors discussion.

'We consider the present methods for real/sham acupuncture treatments and data collection to be relevant for a randomised controlled study of the effect of acupuncture for radiotherapy-induced emesis, as a complement to potent antiemetics.'

It is important to remember that this pilot study and it was too small to extrapolate from. All the patients were given anti sickness drugs at the same time as the acupuncture was administered (real or sham). Of the five cases receiving real acupuncture only one experienced nausea/vomiting. Of the the five cases receiving sham acupuncture two experienced nausea and two experienced nausea and vomiting.

Enblom A, Lekander M, et al. (2011) Getting the Grip on Nonspecific Treatment Effects: Emesis in Patients Randomized to Acupuncture or Sham Compared to Patients Receiving Standard Care Acupuncture in Medicine June 2011 Volume 29 Issue 2

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