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The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) actively promotes and funds acupuncture research in order to improve the evidence base and to help demonstrate the value of 


Large databases of acupuncture research in China, East Asia and Russia remain largely inaccessible to the West. However, the body of evidence available elsewhere internationally is growing rapidly.


Research studies are beginning to provide quantifiable evidence of acupuncture's efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

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.

Do bare this in mind when looking at the research, and know that it is always worth getting in touch to ask directly about our experiences of working with your condition(s). 

Below is a list of fact sheets provided by the BAcC, summarising the research into conditions that can be addressed with acupuncture.

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