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) Moxibustion for alleviating side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy in people with cancer.
'Authors' conclusions: Limited, low-
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 -
(2018) Outpatient acupuncture effects on patient self-
'Results: Of 375 participants had at least one follow up acupuncture treatment. Highest/worst symptoms at baseline were poor sleep, fatigue, well-
Conclusions: Outpatient acupuncture was associated with immediate & longitudinal significant improvement across a range of symptoms commonly experienced by individuals during cancer care. Further research is needed to better understand frequency of treatments needed in clinical practice to help maintain benefit'.
Gabriel Lopez, M Kay Garcia et al., (2018) Outpatient acupuncture effects on patient self-
(2018) Acupuncture for Cancer Pain and Symptom Management in a Palliative Medicine Clinic.
'Conclusions: Acupuncture improved cancer-
Miller KR, Patel J.N. et al., (2018) Acupuncture for Cancer Pain and Symptom Management in a Palliative Medicine Clinic.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118804464
(2018) An assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-
Results: Fourteen systematic reviews published between 2005 and 2017 were eligible for inclusion. The consensus across the included reviews was that acupuncture and related therapies alone did not have superior pain-
Conclusion: The study findings emphasized that acupuncture and related therapies alone did not have clinically significant effects at cancer-
Huda A.Anshasi & Muayyad Ahmad (2018) An assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture and related therapies for cancer-
(2017) Factors affecting whether or not cancer patients consider using acupuncture.
'Results The majority (81%) of participants indicated that they would consider the use of acupuncture during their cancer treatment. .......The main reasons given for considering acupuncture use included its perceived capability of reducing fatigue, boosting energy levels, improving immune function, and reducing pain and anxiety. Patients considering acupuncture use also demonstrated significantly higher levels of stress (p<0.001), anxiety and depression (p<0.001), fatigue (p<0.001), and lower global quality of life (p<0.01) compared to those who were not considering acupuncture.
Conclusions. The findings show that demand for acupuncture by cancer patients is high. A substantial proportion of cancer patients intend to use acupuncture to manage cancer and/or cancer treatment-
(2017) Systematic review and meta-
'Abstract: We conducted a systematic review and meta-
Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS., (2017) Systematic review and meta-
(2016) Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-
'CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture plus drug therapy is more effective than conventional drug therapy alone for cancer-
Hu C, Zhang H. et al., (2016) Acupuncture for Pain Management in Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-
(2011) Acupuncture as Cancer Symptom Therapy: What a Difference a Decade Makes.
'There seems no doubt that acupuncture should no longer be considered a “complementary” therapy in the milieu of cancer symptom management; our task now is to fashion mechanisms for our patients to avail themselves of the opportunity.
Conclusion: The emergence of acupuncture as an accepted treatment for cancer symptoms allows recognition that it may be the only successful therapy in many circumstances:
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