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Evidence-Based Acupuncture London

Evidence-Based Acupuncture (EBA) was created to show the current state of knowledge about acupuncture, using the language of science.
It is a community-run project providing simple, trustworthy, and robust evidence-based tools that will empower acupuncturists and acupuncture as equal among medicines, improving public health and saving lives.

Find out more about EBA

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 summarising the results of thousands of human and animal studies. A wide variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders, and inflammation, to name a few.

Below are evidence summaries for some conditions, more will be added in the near future. You can also follow the links below for conditions related to various systems in the body.

Digestive system and metabolism


Kidneys and urinary tract

Heart and circulatory system

Lungs and respiratory system

Male reproductive system


Acupuncture in inflammatory bowel diseases

From Acne to Vertigo an A-Z of factsheets and review papers published by the British Acupuncture Council.

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