Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis. Andrew J. Vickers, PhD, Emily A. Vertosick, MPH, George Lewith, MD, Hugh MacPherson, PhD, Nadine E. Foster, DPhil, Karen J. Sherman, PhD, Dominik Irnich, MD, Claudia M. Witt, MD, and Klaus Linde, MD, on behalf of the Acupuncture Trialists’Collaboration 2018 May Results: Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain. Treatment effects of acupuncture persist over time and cannot be explained solely in terms of placebo effects. Referral for a course of acupuncture treatment is a reasonable option for a patient with chronic pain.
Research data presented by Dr Bartosz Chmielnicki MD at a webinar in April 2020 confirming efficiacy of acupuncture to improve immunity:
Acupuncture regulates leukocyte subpopulations in human peripheral blood. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20709154;
The role of acupoint stimulation as an adjunct therapy for lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-13-362;Electroacupuncture at Bilateral Zusanli Points (ST36) Protects Intestinal Mucosal Immune Barrier in Sepsis https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/639412/
Kate often suggest Pilates or Yoga to her patients and has recenty met Katja Heger, who runs classes in Ealing (Christadelphian Hall, 65A Dorset Road, Ealing W5 4HX ). After attending several classes herself, Kate can definitely recommend Katja. Her classess are well structured and she is very good adjusting individual postures. Katja runs pregnancy classess, beginners and advanced sessions.
For those struggling to know where to start with your exercises I could highly recommend Magda, who is a Personal Trainer at W5 personal training. She has been working with some of my patients with great results. Depending on their aims some have lost weight some improved posture, she tailors the trainings to client's needs.