Evidence Based Acupuncture

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 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

Diabetes

Acupuncture in inflammatory bowel diseases

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

Professional Standards Authority

Acupuncturists on the BAcC's register are able to display the Accredited Voluntary Register quality mark, a sign that they belong to a register which meets the Professional Standards Authority's robust standards.

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