Links and research

Traditional acupuncture’s greatest strength is that it treats each patient individually. It focuses on all factors that contribute to disease, not just the presenting symptoms. Consequently, traditional acupuncture does not neatly fit the prevalent research protocols that have been developed in response to symptom-based treatments.

Although traditional acupuncture has been studied, tested and refined for centuries in China, research begins to provide quantifiable evidence of traditional acupuncture’s efficacy and cost-effectiveness the body of evidence available internationally is growing rapidly.

For further reading the British Acupuncture Council has summarised research in the following conditions, please click the one you require information on:

Acupuncture for acne
Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis
Acupuncture for anxiety
Acupuncture for arrythmias and heart failure
Acupuncture for asthma
Acupuncture for back pain
Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy
Acupuncture for cancer care
Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome
Acupuncture for childbirth
Acupuncture for chronic fatigue syndrome
Acupuncture for chronic pain
Acupuncture for colds and flu
Acupuncture for COPD
Acupuncture for coronary heart disease
Acupuncture for cystitis
Acupuncture for dementia
Acupuncture for dentistry
Acupuncture for depression
Acupuncture for dysmenorrhoea
Acupuncture for eczema and psoriasis
Acupuncture for endometriosis
Acupuncture for facial pain
Acupuncture for female fertility
Acupuncture for fibromyalgia
Acupuncture for frozen shoulder
Acupuncture for gastrointestinal tract disorders
Acupuncture for gout
Acupuncture for headache
Acupuncture for herpes
Acupuncture for HIV infection
Acupuncture for hypertension
Acupuncture for infertility ART
Acupuncture for insomnia
Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Acupuncture for kidney stones
Acupuncture for male intertility
Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms
Acupuncture for migraines
Acupuncture for multiple sclerosis
Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting
Acupuncture for neck pain
Acupuncture for neuropathic pain
Acupuncture for obesity
Acupuncture for obstetrics
Acupuncture for osteoarthritis
Acupuncture for palliative care
Acupuncture for Parkinson’s disease
Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Acupuncture for post-operative pain
Acupuncture for post-traumatic stress disorder
Acupuncture for premenstrual syndrome
Acupuncture for puerperium
Acupuncture for Raynaud’s disease
Acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis
Acupuncture for sciatica
Acupuncture for sinusitis
Acupuncture for sports injuries
Acupuncture for stress
Acupuncture for stroke
Acupuncture for substance misuse
Acupuncture for tennis elbow
Acupuncture for thyroid disease
Acupuncture for tinnitus
Acupuncture for type 2 diabetes
Acupuncture for urinary incontinence
Acupuncture for vertigo