Articles and Research
In this section we share some of the latest articles, information and research about acupuncture.
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Liuzijue and tai chi best for depression after breast cancer – Journal of Chinese Medicine, October 2023
Liuzijue ('Six Healing Sounds' qigong) and tai chi appear to be the most effective mind-body exercise (MBE) interventions for reducing depression among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Chinese authors carried out a systematic review of data from 32 randomised controlled...read more
Electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve chemotherapy-associated insomnia in breast cancer patients as well as helping reduce their use of sleep medication. In the study, 138 breast cancer patients with chemotherapy-associated insomnia were randomly assigned to receive 15...read more
Electrical acupoint stimulation as good as antidepressants for depression – Journal of Chinese Medicine, June 2023
Transcutaneous electrical cranial-auricular acupoint stimulation (TECAS) is a safe and effective treatment for depression and related symptoms, comparable to escitalopram (Lexapro), with high acceptability and a better safety profile, particularly in reducing...read more
According to a large retrospective cohort study carried out in Taiwan, acupuncture is effective at reducing the risk of stroke in patients with migraines. The authors collected data on all newly diagnosed migraine patients from the Taiwan National Health Insurance...read more
Acupuncture appears to have better potential to alleviate the pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia compared with the drug carbamazepine. Korean authors conducted a systematic review of data from 30 studies involving 2295 patients. Compared with carbamazepine,...read more
From September we are planning to start day time Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes in our expanded studio here in our clinic. We are busy putting together a comprehensive syllabus for both classes and hope to have a new website up and running before classes start. We are...read more
Acupuncture seems to be effective in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Israeli investigators randomised 72 hospitalised inpatients experiencing AECOPD to acupuncture, sham acupuncture or standard care only...read more
Acupuncture at Neiguan P-6 can significantly reduce the incidence of post-operative nausea in patients undergoing hysterectomy. Brazilian clinicians randomly divided 97 patients undergoing elective open hysterectomy into an acupuncture group (bilateral acupuncture at...read more
A ten-week course of acupuncture can lead to measurable improvement in symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), according to a British research team. In a pragmatic trial, 108 cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy who were experiencing CIPN...read more
Acupuncture can reduce itching in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and may help them reduce their use of topical corticosteroids (TCS), according to a study carried out in Germany. A total of 121 patients were randomised to one of three treatment arms; acupuncture...read more