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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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(2017) Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology: clinical implications

‘Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology, which was first described in 1936, is the study of the interactions between the psyche, neural and endocrine functions and immune responses. The aim of psychoneuroimmuno-endocrinology is to apply medical knowledge to the treatment of different allergic, immune, autoimmune, rheumatic, neoplastic, endocrine, cardiovascular and dental pathologies, among other disorders. Epigenetic factors and major stresses from different types of stimuli acting through distinct pathways and neurotransmitters are highly involved in altering the psychoneuroimmunoendocrine axis, resulting in the emergence of disease.


In this review, a search of the medical literature using PubMed ... over the years 1936 to 2016 was conducted, and descriptive and experimental studies and reviews of the scientific literature were included.


The authors suggest that acupuncture can be used as an important component of stress management and they list evidence for this in table 2, (of this article) listing randomized controlled trials supporting this suggestion.


Conclusions. Diseases are the result of an alteration at the biopsycho-social level that can indicate lifestyle changes that should be made in addition to appropriate medical management and treatment. Emotions and stress significantly affect health and one’s susceptibility to a pathology, as well as one’s ability to recover from an illness.

Psychoneuroimmunology should provide knowledge

about the biological dynamics of conventional and

alternative medicines for fighting disease. The psychoneuroimmunological axis comprises several disease producing mechanisms in which different disciplines of medicine interact, implying the need for an integrative approach. The science of psychoneuroimmunology must go hand in hand with health education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in order to attain patient health.’


For more information on acupuncture helping in stress reduction follow this link.


González-Díaz et al. (2017) Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology: clinical implications. World Allergy Organization Journal (2017) 10:19. DOI 10.1186/s40413-017-0151-6


(2017) Immune response measured following acupuncture treatment carried out on people with human papilloma virus (HPV)

Brustin, R., Toledano M., Geffen, T., et al.(2017) Immune Modulation and Treatment of Human Papilloma Virus-Related Warts with Energetics of Living Systems Acupuncture. MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Volume 29, Number 3, 2017 # Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.DOI: 10.1089/acu.2017.1225



(1981) Sympathetic innervation of murine thymus and spleen: evidence for a functional link between the nervous and immune systems,


Williams J.M. et al. (1981) Sympathetic innervation of murine thymus and spleen: evidence for a functional link between the nervous and immune systems, Brain Research Bulletin 1981; Vol. 6 Issue 1: 83– 94