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) Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain,
Functional Disability, and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand: Results of a Double-
'Methods: 105 RA patients with a functional diagnosis of a ‘‘Pivot syndrome’’ or ‘‘Turning Point syndrome’’ were randomly assigned to (1) verum-
the exact same number, depth, and stimulation of needles. Assessments took place before and 5 min
after AC with follow-
Results: (1) Verum-
survey domains; and number of swollen joints and tender joints significantly decreased. (2) Control-
Conclusion: This is the first double-
specifically assesses positive effects supporting its integration in rheumatology. Acupoint allocation according
to Chinese Medicine functional diagnoses is extremely relevant to assess AC effectiveness in a patient group
primarily defined by a ‘‘western’’ medicine diagnosis.'
Susana Seca, Miguel Patrı´cio, Sebastian Kirch et al. (2018) Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pain, Functional Disability, and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand: Results of a Double-
(2018) Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis.
'RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS:We identified 7 systematic reviews including 20 studies overall, all of them randomized trials. We concluded the use of acupuncture probably has little or no impact in rheumatoid arthritis.'
I understand the research above, however, in our experience patients do gain from the pain releief and anti-
(2017) Clinical Observation on Warm Acupuncture Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis
'After warm needle acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment, rheumatoid arthritis patient’s RF, ESR, and CRP are reduced, but warm needle acupuncture seen to have decreased in significantly comparison with the before.'
'Warm needle acupuncture group: Zusanli (ST36), Shenque (CV8; in direct moxibustion,
not acupuncture); if finger joint pain or stiffness choose Houxi (SI3), Sanjian (LI3), Hegu (LI4), and Ashi points;
if wrist pain choose Waiguan (TB5), Yangxi (LI5), Yangchi (TB4) and Ashi points; if elbow pain choose
Chize (LU5), Shaohai (HE3), Quchi (LI11), Shousanli (LI10), and Ashi points;
if ankle pain choose Shenmai (BL62), Zhaohai
(KD6), Taixi (KD3), Jiexi (ST41;), and
if knee pain choose Xiyan (Ex-
The acupuncture needles (Sterile disposable stainless
acupuncture needle, size: 0.3 × 4.5 mm) were inserted into the muscle layer. After arrival of the needling sensation of De Qi, processes the warm needle acupuncture, the needles were kept in place for 30
minutes. The warm needle acupuncture treatment was given two times per week during 6 months.'
Very symptomatic acupuncture and not a holistic approach.
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