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Latest research, news and informed opinion on hot topics in Chinese medicine (access to the complete 20-year archive requires a journal subscription)

Both verum and sham electro-acupuncture (EA) can effectively relieve the pain of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL, a non-invasive method of treating kidney stones), as well as reducing the analgesic dosage, according to the results of Chinese research.


Acupuncture and moxibustion may stimulate anti-cancer immunity, protect bone marrow cells and minimise drug side-effects in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, according to a pilot study carried out in Portugal.


A German pilot study suggests that acupuncture may have a comparable effect to anti-histamine drugs in patients allergic to house dust mites.


A pilot study from China has found that acupuncture can modulate activity in the brain’s default-mode network (DMN) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).



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Aculux Korean style spring handle needles (500 needle pack)

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Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour DVD

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Instructional DVD for pregnant women & their support people. The acupressure techniques outlined in this DVD are easy to use, promote natural birth and encourage close partner involvement.

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AS SUPER 4 digital needle stimulator

AS SUPER 4 digital belongs to the newest generation of acupuncture needle stimulator. Modern design, highest technology, various parameters are combined in one unit.

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Mawangdui poster

Fine quality poster (666mm x 410mm) reproduction of the Daoyin Tu (“guiding and pulling exercises”) silk scroll found in the tomb at Mawangdui, China. Dated 168 BCE or before.

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Quote of the day

Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone can you become expert. Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of the manifestations of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.

William Osler, 1919

A Manual of Acupuncture iPhone app

We are proud to announce the release of a Manual of Acupuncture for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad, now available from the Apple App Store.

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