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.


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Frost Bite - Sequel

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(2017) Acupuncture for frostbite sequel — A case report

Case summary: The patient was a 19 years old previously healthy, non-smoking, female patient. She had no previous history of cold injuries, no other injuries or medical problems, and was not taking any medication. During outdoor military training in February 2015 in the harsh North-Norwegian climate, she noticed that she began to lose feeling in her fingers that during the exercise turned into dark discoloration with blisters. She was diagnosed with a second degree frostbite on the fingertips of both hands. There was spontaneous recovery but when followed up at one year after the problem, she still complained of sensory-motor disturbances and hypersensitivity to cold. During the follow-up, she was examined by DIRT and offered off-label treatment with acupuncture. Local acupuncture points were used to enhance adjacent peripheral blood circulation. Acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medicine was added to these points according to the patient’s symptom of feeling cold in general. Acupuncture treatments were given once a week for 12 weeks. After treatment, the patient reported slightly less cold sensitivity. There was a clinical improvement in the control of micro-vascularization as shown in the thermographic examinations before and after treatment.

Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy might provide a potential novel and promising treatment for frostbite sequelae

It has been shown that acupuncture releases adenosine which can cause vasodilation..