Scientific Research

Currently, the final part (follow ups) of Janneke’s promotion research ‘Acupuncture for Nasal Congestion in Allergic Rhinitis: An Open-Label, Randomized, Monocenter Trial (ANCAR Trial)‘ is being conducted. The effects of a 6-weeks acupuncture treatment protocol are compared to using Carelastin© azelastine nasal spray.
This RCT is designed because of Janneke’s PhD study at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) in China. Supervisors for this research are prof. Tianshu Xu and prof. Peilin Sun. The independent medical expert of the ANCAR Trial is dr. Menno Gaastra, working in the Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep and Centrum Oosterwal in Alkmaar. Dr. Kazem Nasserinejad, statistician at HOVON Data Center and Erasmus MC, will analyze the research results. The research protocol is examined positively by METC Brabant and registered at in the USA and the CCMO in the Netherlands.

The ANCAR Trial is sponsored partly by the Dutch Acupuncture Association (NVA) as their opinion is that this scientific initiative contributes to acupuncture in the Netherlands. Docsave® supplied the required Cloud & Dragon® acupuncture needles.