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The Science behind Acupuncture

Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarizing the results of thousands of human and animal studies.1 A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few.

Evidence Based Acupuncture have created a portal which summarises the most recent studies ranging from random controlled trials to systematic reviews. This can be seen here or on our website . If you have any queries contact Sharon Martin @the_acu_hub or .

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