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Speakers include:
  • Ian Appleyard
    Ian Appleyard
    London South Bank University

    Warm needle acupuncture vs basic needle acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Vivien Shaw
    Vivien Shaw
    University of Oxford Medical School

    Can anatomy provide some answers about the origins of Chinese acupuncture?

  • Rosa Schnyer
    Rosa Schnyer
    University of Texas

    Keynote lecture

    Fire in the Belly: Digestion, Inflammation and Chronic Disease

  • Trevor Wing
    Trevor Wing
    University of Portsmouth

    Researching the effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on embryo implantation


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ARRC has been organising acupuncture research conferences since 1995. In 2013 for the first time this was extended to include Chinese herbal medicine but the focus is still mainly on acupuncture. We believe that research can provide a common meeting ground for different therapies and different backgrounds. Our partners now number four leading professional bodies: British Acupuncture Council, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This symposium is for practitioners and researchers, at all levels of expertise.

  • hear leading researchers provide new evidence that will support your practice
  • be inspired by the latest research developments
  • learn how you could conduct and present your own research
  • trade stands
  • refreshments
  • drinks reception afterwards: an ideal opportunity to socialise, discuss and learn