Scientific Research

Spring 2023, Janneke will perform her promotion research: ‘Acupuncture for Nasal Congestion in Allergic Rhinitis: An Open-Label, Randomized, Monocenter Trial (ANCAR Trial)‘.
62 patients are needed for this Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT). A six-week period acupuncture treatment protocol will be compared to a commonly used nasal spray. Interested parties with a congested nose due to allergic rhinitis (allergy for pollen, dust mites, dogs, cats, etc.), can register by sending an e-mail to
This RCT will be scheduled because of her PhD study at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) in China. NJUCM is a Double First-Class Discipline University and established in 1954. The results of the ANCAR Trial will be integrated in Janneke’s thesis.
A sponsorship is created to be able to finance this research: Acupuncture for Nasal Congestion in AR. You also can sponsor directly on the bank account of Mermaid Medicine: NL68 INGB 0007 5280 33 citing ANCAR Trial. Every donation counts! Thank you!!!

Evidence on acupuncture therapies is underused in clinical practice and health policy.