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The Acupuncture Evidence Project: a comparitive review 2017

Evidence of effectiveness underpins the validity of all health care interventions. Acupuncture has been practised for thousands of years; research into its effectiveness and cost effectiveness is in its relative infancy. The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) identified the need for an updated review of the literature with greater rigour than was possible in the past and commissioned The Acupuncture Evidence Project. You can download the full review at their site.

Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)

SAR is the place to stay up to date on the latest scientific research relating to acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Chinese medicine. "Our mission is to promote, advance and disseminate scientific inquiry into Oriental medicine systems, which include acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities. We value quantitative and qualitative research addressing clinical efficacy, physiological mechanisms, patterns of use and theoretical foundations." 


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Acupuncture Research Resource Centre

ARRC is a specialist resource for acupuncture research information. It is funded by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).  ARRC's central aim is to serve registered acupuncturists and others by providing good quality information on research into acupuncture, thereby promoting and supporting further research into the subject. ARRC also aims to increase awareness of the role and effectiveness of acupuncture and hence help in gaining wider acceptance for the use of acupuncture within our health system.

Women's Health Initiative (National Institute of Health)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI addressed cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. The WHI was a 15 year multi-million dollar endeavor, and one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind.

> Fact sheet: menopausal hormonal therapy (Women's Health Initiative)

Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA)

AHPRA is the regulatory agency in Australia that are responsible for regulating health professions in Australia. All acupuncturists in Australia must be registered by the this board in order to practice acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. AHPRA sets standards and policies that all acupuncturists must meet in order to practice the medicine.

Noosa Holistic Health

Noosa Holistic Health's expert team of health professionals look forward to helping you reach your personal health goals. They stock a large dispensary of nutritional supplements and the Sunshine Coast’s biggest range of herbal medicines – both traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine. Modalities offered: Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Classical Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Massage, Psychology, Conscious Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy.

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