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Welcome to the Life Medicine Complementary Health Clinic's research section. This section of the web site is constantly updated to bring you the latest research in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine in a wide range of conditions. To acces specific reserach on certain conditions, click on the areas of interest listed in the RHS column of this page.

Jo George, the Director of the clinic has a keen interest in research, and has completed pieces of research for her MSc studies on treating male infertility with Chinese herbal medicine and for BSc (Hons) studies of pre-menstrual syndrome. She has also written a number of useful articles. To access these please click here.

Positive findings and scientific research confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture can also be found on the BBC news website:

The British Acupuncture Council's news page is also a great resource from articles to research showing the benefits of acupuncture for a range of conditions.

Visit for more interesting acupuncture research and information. A review of acupuncture research in 2000 by the British Medical Association (BMA) said "the evidence suggests that acupuncture is more effective that control interventions for back pain, nausea and vomiting (most convincingly for post-operative symptoms in adults), migraine and dental pain."

We have also sourced a number of high quality reviews from The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARCC), who have reviewed the evidence of effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of:

No 1 - June 1998: Migraine
No 2 - June 1998: Stroke
No 3 - October 1998: Arthritis
No 4 - September 1999: Gynaecology
No 5 - September 1999: Menopause
No 6 - February 2000: HIV Infection and TCM
No 7 - May 2000: Substance Abuse
No 8 - February 2002: Bronchial Asthma
No 9 - February 2002: Depression, Anxiety
No 10 - August 2004: Obstetrics (1)
No 11 - April 2005: Sports Injuries
No 12 - September 2006: Obstetrics (2)
Short Briefing Paper 1 - November 2006: Infertility

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