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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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Dysmenorrhoea - Primary

(2018) The efficacy and safety of acupuncture in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis

'Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that acupuncture might reduce menstrual pain and associated symptoms more effectively compared to no treatment or NSAIDs, and the efficacy could be maintained during a short-term follow-up period. Despite limitations due to the low quality and methodological restrictions of the included studies, acupuncture might be used as an effective

and safe treatment for females with primary dysmenorrhea.'

Woo, Hye, Lin, Ji, Hae, Ri, Pak, Yeon, Kyoung, et al. (2018) The efficacy and safety of acupuncture in women with primary dysmenorrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Medicine (2018) 97:23.


(2018) Effectiveness of dry needling (DN) of rectus abdominis trigger points (TrP) for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-group trial

'Conclusions: This trial suggests that a single session of TrP-DN of the rectus abdominis combined with stretching was more effective than placebo needling and stretching alone at reducing pain and the amount of medication used in primary dysmenorrhoea..'

Alberto Gaubeca-Gilarranz, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas et al. (2018) Effectiveness of dry needling of rectus abdominis trigger points for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-group trial . Acupuncture in Medicine 2018;36:302-310.


(2018) Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture at Liv3 as Complementary Therapy for Relieving Pain at Dysmenorrhea

'Conclusion: In this case study, acupuncture therapy in Liv3 effectively helps to relieve pain at dysmenorrhea.'

Abdurachman L. A., Pradana K.F., et al. (2018) Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture at Liv3 as Complementary Therapy for Relieving Pain at Dysmenorrhea. World Journal of Acupuncture – Moxibustion. 7 August 2018  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wjam.2018.07.003


(2017) Electroacupuncture (EA) is Beneficial for Primary Dysmenorrhea (PD): The Evidence from Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

'The combined Visual Analogue Score 30 minutes after the completion of intervention favoured EA at SP6 when compared with EA at GB39, nonacupoints, and waiting-list groups. EA was superior to pharmacological treatment when the treatment duration lasted for three menstrual cycles, evidenced by significantly higher curative rate. No statistically significant differences between EA at SP6 and control groups were found...... The findings of our study suggested that EA can provide considerable immediate analgesia effect for PD.'

Si-yi Yu, Zheng-tao Lv, Qing Zhang, et al., (2017) “Electroacupuncture is Beneficial for Primary Dysmenorrhea: The Evidence from Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2017, Article ID 1791258, 14 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/1791258


(2017) Analysis of Meridians and Acupoints Rules in Acupuncture Treatment of Dysmenorrhea Based on Data Mining

'RESULTS: One hundred and fourteen acupuncture prescriptions were included. The highest frequency of acupoint, meridian and location was San-yinjiao(SP 6), Spleen Meridian, lower limb knee and below knee, respectively. The results of relevance rule indicated that the highest confidence for acupoint combination was SP 6-Taichong(LR 3), the highest support for acupoint combination was SP 6-Guanyuan(CV 4), and the results of cluster analysis showed that there were three effective cluster groups.

CONCLUSIONS: The combination of SP 6, LR 3, CV 4 can be applied ..........., and Zusanli(ST 36), Ciliao(BL 32), Zhongji(CV 3) can be matched based on syndrome differentiation.'

Chen WH, Lin SJ, et al. (2017) Analysis of Meridians and Acupoints Rules in Acupuncture Treatment of Dysmenorrhea Based on Data Mining. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2017 Oct 25;42(5):467-70.


(2017) Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

'Conclusions • The available evidence suggests that acupuncture may be effective for PD and justifies future high-quality studies.'

Liu T, Yu JN, et al., (2017) Acupuncture for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Nov 7. pii: AT5435.


(2017) Effects of acupoint-stimulation for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea compared with NSAIDs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 RCTs

'Results:- (1) The total efficacy was better than control group

(2) The effect of intervention was positive in relieving the severity of PD symptoms

(3) No statistical difference existed between two groups in terms of a reduction in the VAS

(4) The effect of intervention on the variation in peripheral blood PGF2α between two groups was positive

(5) The side effects of control groups was more than the acupoint-stimulation group

Conclusions. According to this article, acupoint-stimulation can relieve pain effectively in the treatment of PD and offers advantages in increasing the overall effectiveness.'

Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao et al., (2017) Effects of acupoint-stimulation for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea compared with NSAIDs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 RCTs MC Complementary and Alternative Medicine BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:436. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-1924-8

(2017) The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial

'Conclusion. Acupuncture treatment reduced menstrual pain intensity and duration after three months of treatment and this was sustained for up to one year after trial entry.'

Armour M., Dahlen H.G., et al. (2017) The role of treatment timing and mode of stimulation in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea with acupuncture: An exploratory randomised controlled trial PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180177. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180177

(2017) Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

'Conclusions Treatments significantly reduced visual analogue scale for pain (VAS-P) relative to baseline. Irrespective of group allocation, patients experiencing actual de qi sensation demonstrated larger reductions in pain score relative to those without, suggesting greater analgesic effects.'

Zhao M, Zhang P, Li J, et al (2017) Influence of de qi on the immediate analgesic effect of SP6 acupuncture in patients with primary dysmenorrhoea and cold and dampness stagnation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial Acupuncture in Medicine Published Online First: 11 July 2017. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2016-011228

(2011) Comment from Adrian White. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev

A review of 10 Random Controlled Trials.

'Results

Six trials reported on acupuncture (n = 673). Overall, there was an improvement in pain relief compared with placebo control, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Chinese herbs.

In two trials acupunctures reduced menstrual symptoms (eg nausea, back pain) compared with medication;

in one trail acupuncture reduced menstrual symptoms compared with Chinese herbs;

and in one trial acupuncture improved quality of life compared with usual care.

The risk of bias was low in 50% of trials

Comment. The evidence here shows that acupuncture has large effects on these symptoms. This would make a good topic for further trials.'

White A. (2011) Comment from Adrian  White. Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhoea.Cochrane Database Syst Rev  Acupuncture in Medicine June 2011 Volume 29 Issue 2 page 157-8

(2008) Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care.

"There is preliminary evidence that acupuncture is effective in reducing the severity of dysmenorrhoea when compared to an untreated control group".

Witt CM, Reinhold T, Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Willich SN. Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;198:166.e1–8.

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