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On this podcast we discuss all the latest evidence and research in the field of acupuncture and traditional east Asian medicine. We will be speaking to some of the worlds leading experts, talking about the latest studies and the most exciting new findings. Whether you’re an acupuncture practitioner, researcher or student, doctor or other type of healthcare practitioner or maybe even a curious patient, we will be discussing a wide range of fascinating topics; how does acupuncture work? What does it work best for? And just what is that placebo thing all about?
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We were delighted to welcome Matthew Bauer on the podcast to discuss the evidence base of acupuncture for peripheral neuropathy. Also don't miss Matthew's summary of the most important research ever done on acupuncture!Matthew Bauer became interested in Chinese Medicine after becoming a student of a 74th generation Taoist Master and traditional Chinese Doctor in 1978. He became licensed as an Acupuncturist in 1986 and opened his Chinese Medicine practice in California that same year. Mat...
Richard Clark and the ACU-Track team talk through the challenges with treating plantar heel pain and the state of the current evidence base.Richard's website is a community resource for those who are suffering from or attempting to treat plantar heel pain. The website has a variety of invaluable information from Richard's methodology, point protocols and research and reference materials: https://podac.info/Richard refers to various diagrams, articles and his book! Links are below ...
In this episode we are delighted to be joined by Dr Lisa J. Taylor-Swanson to discuss our new ACUAWARE Study which asks; does acupuncture improve interoceptive awareness in people with chronic pain? We discuss what interoceptive awareness is and why its relevant to acupuncture.Interested in taking part in the ACUAWARE Study?If you are a US-based licensed acupuncturist, you may be eligible for taking part in this study! Please visit the Study Page for more information.About LisaLisa J. Taylor-...
Ian Appleyard PhD is the Research & Policy Manager for the British Acupuncture Council. His PhD, Acupuncture and moxibustion for osteoarthritis of the knee: a component analysis approach, was completed in 2018. He has a particular interest in the methodological challenges of researching acupuncture and placebo.Ian originally studied acupuncture at Westminster University. Further clinical training included studying with a private practitioner in Japan; clinical training in Shu Guan Hospita...
For this episode we’ve turned the cameras on so we can look at the images from Vivien's research on the acupuncture channels. You can watch this episode on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/gltCHzY4oRMOur SponsorThis episode is sponsored by AcuPrime. Listeners can use the discount code ACUTRACKN22 to get a discount on selected AcuPrime products: https://acuprime.com/This podcast is supported by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)About VivienVivien is an acupuncturist and anatomist who ...
We are delighted to be joined by Mel Hopper Koppelman from Evidence Based Acupuncture where we discuss the BIG question: how does acupuncture work!?Strap in for this one folks as we take a deep dive into the role of purinergic signalling, ATP and mitochondria in acupuncture. We also put acupuncture's clinical research into the context; comparative effectiveness with other treatments and its safety profile compared to common drug side effects.About MelMel is passionate about improving people's...
In this episode we speak with Sandro Graca from Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and bridging the gap between research and clinical practice.What is PCOS? What are the main symptoms and causes?The latest research into PCOS. Understanding the broader metabolic and psychological aspects of the condition.The roll of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in treating PCOSThe evidence and research for acupuncture and PCOSBridging the gap between r...
In this episode we are delighted to be joined by paediatric acupuncture specialist and author Rebecca Avern.We will be discussing both the practice and research aspects of paediatric acupuncture:How treating children and teenagers is different from treating adultsThe different methods used for treating children as well as acupuncture such as laser and massage (tui na)The current state of the evidence for paediatric acupunctureThe gulf in the evidence between research and clinical practiceWe w...
In this episode Matthew Bauer, President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF), interviews us about our new clinical outcomes tracking system ACU-Track and what it could mean for the profession. We discuss how the system works for individual practitioners and clinics, as well as the potential for collecting a large body of evidence for acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM).Learn more about ACU-TrackLearn more about the Acupuncture Now Foundation
Off the back of the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) conference (2021), in this episode Nick and Spod will be discussing the current state of the evidence-base for acupuncture. They will be exploring questions including:Where is the evidence strongest and where is there potential?What are some of the key issues in the field such as placebo?Where does the future of acupuncture research lie?References from the show:Efficacy for chronic pain (MacPherson and Charlesworth, 2020; Vickers...
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