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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

Information collected by two prominent acupuncture organisations has been analysed to produce an overview of acupuncturist workforce data for the the USA ...

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In stark contrast to the increasing medical acceptance of acupuncture and other complementary therapies in the United States, and their growing inclusion in medical guidelines for doctors who are treating pain conditions, the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently dropped acupuncture from its recommendations for knee osteoarthritis and low back pain ...

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The latest issue of the Journal (number 114 June 2017) has now been published, packed full with our usual rich mix of clinical and theoretical articles ...

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A new landmark survey of 89,000 acupuncture patients being treated for musculoskeletal pain has found that 93 per cent report their acupuncturist was successful in treating their primary complaint ...

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The emotional stress that causes chest pains and breathlessness can occur in moments of joy as well as anger, grief and fear, a Swiss study suggests ...

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The tide in mainstream American healthcare delivery appears to be turning towards a more integrative model, with greater inclusion of therapies formerly considered ‘complementary and alternative’ ...

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“The criteria that NICE used to evaluate acupuncture for low back pain are not the same as those used for other physical therapies, and therefore the recommendations are founded on evidence-biased medicine rather than on evidence-based medicine.” Professor Hugh MacPherson of the University of York ...

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Research into acupuncture has rippled out to inform wider areas of biomedical research, practice and policy ...

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Positive verbal communication between clinician and patient can increase patients’ expectations regarding the effects of acupuncture treatment, Swedish researchers have found ...

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The journal Science has just published a three-part series, ‘The Art and Science of Traditional Medicine’, which presents a persuasive set of arguments for the integration of traditional Chinese medicine into modern medical practice ...

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As tiger populations in the wild continue to dwindle towards extinction, it seems that attention is turning towards lion bones as replacements for the Chinese medicine trade.

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Taiwanese researchers have confirmed that the appearance of the tongue correctly reflects clinical outcomes in peptic ulcer disease (PUD)

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There was a flurry of paranoia last week after the UK's Daily Mail newspaper published an item on the 'hidden dangers of acupuncture'.

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A qualitative study from the UK has analysed how self-care advice is constructed in traditional acupuncture consultations.

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A US group has examined the prevalence of different TCM diagnoses in a sample of women with fibromyalgia

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TCM patterns of Cold and Heat in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients can be correlated with specific patterns of gene expression, according to a Chinese group.

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A UK study has found that homeopathic consultations, but not homeopathic remedies, are associated with clinically relevant benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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A cutting edge 'Quest for Personalised Health: Exploring the Emergent Interface of East Asian Medicines and Modern System Sciences' conference took place in London over the weekend, bringing together systems biologists, physicists, sinologists and Chinese medicine researchers and practitioners.

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The EU’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) has now come into force in the UK, amid dismay and confusion over its implications for manufacturers, retailers and consumers of herbal medicines

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Chinese pharmaceutical companies and research institutions have joined forces in a concerted effort to develop traditional Chinese medicines to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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Edzard Ernst's latest paper on acupuncture continues his endeavours to demonstrate that acupuncture is both more harmful and less effective than is claimed.

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A single injury - let alone a fatality - caused by acupuncture is one too many, but we have to wonder why Dr. Edzard Ernst, Chair in Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, keeps emphasising the risks of acupuncture.

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There are a number of health trends that are causing increasing concern - especially to policy makers and health funders in developed countries with a growing proportion of ageing people.

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Some clever people can be really ... well, a bit dim. The Voice of Young Science organised a demonstration on September 8th at Whitehall in London to protest against proposals for a registration scheme for practitioners of traditional medicine (Ac

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