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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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Neck Pain

See also Cervical Spondylosis

(2017) Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

'Acupuncture and conventional medicine for chronic neck pain have similar effectiveness on pain and disability when compared solely between the two of them. When acupuncture was added onto conventional treatment it relieved pain better, and electroacupuncture relieved pain even more. It is difficult to draw conclusion because the included studies have a high risk of bias and imprecision. Therefore better designed large-scale studies are needed in the future.'

See Yoon Seo et al, (2017) Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture for Chronic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisAm. J. Chin. Med.

https://doi.org/10.1142/S0192415X17500859


(2017) System evaluation and Meta analysis on clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion in treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR) [Neck pain]

'Conclusion. the clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion or acupuncture combined with heat-sensitive moxibustion in treatment of CSR is superior to that of simple acupuncture or traditional suspended moxibustion, providing a new therapeutic method for treatment of CSR. However, the above mentioned conclusion still needs to be confirmed through randomized blind controlled trials with high quality and large sample size since the sample size of included studies was small, and the quality was low.'

Yang ZHANG , Mei-qi ZHOU, Wei TANG, Xiao-ge SONG (2017) System evaluation and Meta analysis on clinical efficacy of heat-sensitive moxibustion in treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion. Volume 26, Issue 4, December 2016, Pages 41–49 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1003-5257(17)30022-3


(2017) Lifestyle Advice and Self-Care Integral to Acupuncture Treatment for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: Secondary Analysis of Outcomes Within a Randomized Controlled Trial

Conclusion: Acupuncture-related lifestyle advice helped patients improve the way they live and care for themselves and enhanced self-efficacy and ability to use what they had learnt. These changes were associated with reductions in pain and disability at 12 months.

MacPherson Hugh, Elliot Ben, Hopton Ann, Lansdown Harriet, Birch Stephen, and Hewitt Catherine. (2017) Lifestyle Advice and Self-Care Integral to Acupuncture Treatment for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: Secondary Analysis of Outcomes Within a Randomized Controlled Trial The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. March 2017, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/acm.2016.0303.


See also - (2016) Dry needling and Physical Therapy in Patients with Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome. 'Improves cervical range of movement and pain '

Shima Hesari, Behrouz Attarbashi-Moghadam, Azadeh Shadmehr. (2016) Comparison of Dry Needling and Physical Therapy in Patients with Trapezius Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Pub. Journal of Modern Rehabilitation 2016; 10(1): 43-47


(2016) Acupuncture for neck disorders (Review)

'AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that acupuncture relieves pain better than sham acupuncture, as measured at completion of treatment and at short-term follow-up, and that those who received acupuncture report less pain and disability at short-term follow-up than those on a wait-list. Moderate-quality evidence also indicates that acupuncture is more effective than inactive treatment for relieving pain at short-term follow-up.'


Trinh K, Graham N, et al. (2016) Acupuncture for neck disorders (Review) Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Nov 17;11:CD004870.


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